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Kids Comics: Spot On, Dream Jumper, and DC Super Hero Girls

by Andrea Purcell

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The PREVIEWS catalog is full of great comics for young readers, and April’s Kids Comics column is full of fun kid friendly comics. Go into Mega Drive with Sonic, fight bad guys with the DC Super Hero Girls, and find out What Is It? in this month’s Kids Comics!

Every month we pick a few titles out of the PREVIEWS catalog that any comic reader will love, no matter their age. Whether these stories are for a young reader new to comics, or a great all-ages story perfect for you, these stories make a great addition to any bookshelf. Look below to see the titles that will soon arrive at your local comic book shop along with many more great comics and toys, and be sure to pre-order your favorites!

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A family friendly spy caper complete with robot sidekick and bounty hunters, Action Lab’s new graphic novel will inspire kid’s imaginations. Spot On Adventure: Ready for Takeoff (APR161111follows action adventurer Spot on the mission of a lifetime as he is hired to rescue a princess from very nefarious bad guys. As Golly-G — a robot that longs to be a real person — tags along as an unwanted sidekick on Spot’s adventure, they encounter the notorious bounty hunter Moe Moe Blaster, the Galactic Space Police, and Space Ninja Konuichi! A rollicking ride through space, Spot On Adventure is sure to please little explorers and parents alike.  

The Blue Blur is back in a brand new story from Archie Comics! A classic-style, super special comic, the Sonic Mega Drive One Shot (APR161265takes Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose on an all new adventure set after the destruction of the Death Egg in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. It’s up to Sonic and the gang to stop Dr. Eggman from building an all new unstoppable machine of destruction: the Megadrive. This one shot is perfect for video game fans of any age, and celebrates twenty-five years of Sonic the Hedgehog and his lasting legacy in video games and comics.

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DC Comics is heading back to school for the first-ever all ages DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel. Join Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Poison Ivy in DC Super Hero Girls Finals Crisis (APR160322as they try to study for their high school exams and stay out of trouble with Principal Waller. When the girls are each abducted by a mysterious villain, the students must outsmart their captor and save Gotham City, all while trying to pass their finals! Any young fan of DC Comics will love this innovative story featuring the characters they know and love.

Artist Dustin Nguyen is bringing his beautiful hand-painted style to BOOM! Studios for the publisher’s first ever children’s storybook What Is It (APR161393). This gorgeous hardcover picture book was written by Nguyen’s wife Nicole Hoang and illustrated by him as a wedding present. A poignant story about a young girl who discovers a mysterious creature in a nearby forest, they both set off on a journey to discover more about each other. This tale of wonder, discovery, and the joy of friendship is a touching story that everyone should experience.

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Actor Greg Grunberg, best known for his role in the television series Heroes, is making the leap into comics with his new graphic novel Dream Jumper (APR161689). This new Graphix series follows Ben, who has the gift to jump into other people’s dreams. When his friends start to fall victim to a malicious dream monster it’s up to Ben to save his friends, but can he save them in time? With a little help from a mysterious companion, Ben must find the power within himself to defeat the monster and save the day! Head to your local comic shop May 7th for Free Comic Book Day to get a sneak peek at this new series.

Growing up with siblings can be a harrowing experience, and in Papercutz new graphic novel The Sisters (APR161862), the French team of Cazenove and William Maury tell the story of Maureen and Wendy. Older sister Wendy and younger sister Maureen are full of personality and while they do love each other, it’s not always easy to get along. These two make quite the pair as they go through everyday life and deal with each other. A cute peek into the relationship siblings have, this lighthearted series is perfect for any set of sisters. 

These are just a few of the cool Kids Comics you can pre-order from the April PREVIEWS!

Look for the Kids Comics icon throughout the catalog and make sure to visit KidsComics.com to see the all ages titles coming out this week!

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