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With all the focus on teen and adult readers, you might not know that several popular comic book and comic strip characters are still going strong, and available each week for kids of all ages in your local comic book store.  With the annual re-airing of the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, why not see what the Peanuts gang is up to today?  BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! line has several series catering to the demographic that may not be ready for Revival and Rachel Rising.

This week KaBOOM! is releasing new issues of Garfield, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and yes, Peanuts.  And for a slightly older set of readers, BOOM! Studios’ BOOM!Box is releasing the next issue of the 2014 breakout hit series Lumberjanes. 

After the break, check out previews for all these titles, courtesy of BOOM! Studios.  All these issues hit comic book stores tomorrow.

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First up is that lasagna-loving cat Garfield in the trade paperback edition of Garfield, Volume 5.  Whether you’ve read the prior books or not, it’s a cinch to get caught up on Garfield, Jon, and Odie.

This volume follows the Fat Cat as he gets caught in a time warp, battles monsters both in the forest and under the bed, and faces two of his greatest foes: the Calzone Creature and Zombie Meatballs! Collects Issues #17-20.

Here’s the preview:

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From Peanuts, here’s the preview to Issue #24.

With the science fair in full swing, Lucy knows exactly how to win that First Place ribbon. While all the other kids will have rocks, bugs, and batteries, Lucy will find a way to scientifically prove whether Linus’s blanket can truly bring him security.

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From Adventure Time, here’s the preview for Banana Guard Academy, Issue #6.

In this sixth and final issue, the terrible evil threatening Candy Kingdom will finally be released into Ooo, knocking the Banana Guards out of commission! It’s up to our favorite group of rag-tag cadets to save the day…and hopefully get the opportunity to graduate.

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From Steven Universe, here’s the preview to Issue #5.

Connie and Steven are holding a yard sale to raise money for a Beach City library! They’ve gathered all sorts of old junk and…kinda made a huge mess. Pearl’s just going to store it all in her gem until she has time to clean, but why is she getting sick?!

 

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And finally, from Lumberjanes, it’s the preview to Issue #9.

In order to earn the coveted Gimme S’more badge, the Lumberjanes set out on a backpacking trip in the deep, dark woods. But the woods aren’t so scary anymore, now that the Lumberjanes have kicked, punched, and befriended all the fearsome magical monsters out there, so they set out to find the one thing that can still scare them all: campfire stories!

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C.J. Bunce
Editor
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