It’s a nice selection of books this week, from floppies to trades to even manga! Gon Volume 4 comes out this week, but it’s got a teen rating, and from my daughter’s reaction to it, I don’t think it fits on this list despite being wordless. There’s plenty of other books to fill the gap though, that cover every taste. Cat lovers should not only check out the final volume in Greystripe’s adventure with Warriors Volume 3, but also the Dayan Collection from Dark Horse.
ALTERNA COMICS INC
Morbid Myths TP, $11.95 ^^AA PICK^^
AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS
Gargoyles Bad Guys #2, $3.50
Wonderland #6, $3.95
Archie #584, $2.25
Archie Double Digest #188, $3.69
Sonic The Hedgehog Select TP Vol 01, $11.95
Tales From Riverdale Digest #28, $2.49
Blackbeard Legacy #3 (of 4), $3.99
Jason & The Argonauts Kingdom Of Hades #3 (of 4), $3.99
Dayan Collection HC Vol 01 Dayans Birthday, $9.95 ^^Y7 PICK^^
Dayan Collection HC Vol 02 Thursday Rainy Party, $9.95 ^^Y7 PICK^^
Dayan Collection HC Vol 03 White Eurocka, $9.95 ^^Y7 PICK^^
Dayan Collection HC Vol 04 Chibikuro Party, $9.95 ^^Y7 PICK^^
DC COMICS/JOHNNY DC
Cartoon Network Block Party #44, $2.25
Teen Titans Go #54, $2.25
HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
Warriors GN Vol 03 Warriors Return (Of 3)**, $6.99
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #12, $2.99
Magic Pickle GN, $9.99 ^^AA PICK^^
Kingdom Hearts Chain Of Memories Box Set GN, $14.99
VIRGIN COMICS LLC
Buddha Story Of Enlightenment #2, $2.99
Devi #19 (resolicited), $2.99
Dayan Collection Vol. 1-4 – Coming from a publisher you wouldn’t expect, Dark Horse Comics has licensed a children’s book series from Japan. Dayan is a mischevious cat that lives in Wachifield, and has little adventures with his other animals friends. By author Akiko Ikeda, it reminds me of the Beatrix Potter books with the stories about Peter Rabbit. The art is beautiful and the stories are perfect for young children. The hardback binding help the books last the beating kids give them. Click on the links to see an 8 page preview of each book. Even though my kids have outgrown these books, I would have loved to have ordered them for myself!
Morbid Myths TP – This is a compilation of the first 4 issues of the comic. Described as being in the same vein as The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, it features stories that are darker with some horror and humor. A strange combination, but worked great in The Twilight Zone. This series looks to be good for anybody who likes tales with some suspense, some shock and some humor. Click on the link for a 4 page preview.
Magic Pickle GN – From Scholastic Books, this is from their Graphix Line, and is a graphic version of the Magic Pickle series. Created by Dr. Jekkel Formaldehyde as part of an Army experiment in the 1950′s to make vegetables into soldiers, Magic Pickle fights the The Brotherhood of Evil Produce, evil products of the same experiment. With the help of Jo Jo Wigman, who’s bedroom sits over the hidden lab, Magic Pickle fights the Brotherhood and save the day. I think what Scholastic is doing with their Graphix line and will endorse it at every opportunity. Click on the link for the Amazon.com page with links to the books as well.