Femme Power Picks - August 14th
Scroll through our recommendations for August 14th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
This week brings the return of our favorite fourth wall breaker and oh man are we excited! Gwenpool is back and she's... unmasking Spider-Man?! Gwenpool Strikes Back premieres this week with Leah Williams taking over the series of our favorite comic fan turned hero!
Fresh from Humanoid's new comic periodical imprint, we have Omni #1 premiering this week! Cecelia was a physician with Doctor's Without Borders, that is until she suddenly acquired powers! Now, with the help of her assistant Mae, she travels the country in search of answers as to why and how this is happening. Written by Devin Grayson, best known for her work with Marvel and DC, we can't wait to pick this title up on Wednesday!
Last up for new comix, and possibly the title we are most excited for, Once & Future premieres this week from BOOM! Studios! From comics superstar Kieron Gillen comes a story about possibly the coolest and most badass Grandmother in comix. We highly recommend you check out this modern take on the legend of King Arthur featuring monster hunter (and grandmother) Bridgette as she teams up with her grandson Duncan and tries to save the world.
We also have some returning favorites this week such as Captain Marvel, Catwoman, Ironheart, Outer Darkness, Supergirl, and so many other Femme Power Comix favorites!
For graphic novels and trade paperbacks, we highly recommend you scroll down and check out all of the amazing books coming out this week! Most of this week consists of trade paperbacks from some of our favorite series, such as Fence, Ms. Marvel, Sparrowhawk, and many others!
Each title, listed below in alphabetical order, includes cover art and a brief description. To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head over to Previews World!
And in case you missed it: You can now purchase comics and graphic novels in our shop! We are slowly adding inventory as we get things situated, so bear with us! As we decide what we should stock in the shop, we would love your feedback, so always feel free to send us an email or leave us a message on Facebook or Instagram! And don’t miss our first original product, the Princess Pride Wonder Woman patch!
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Asgardians of the Galaxy Vol. 02 TPB
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Buffagni, Matteo Lolli (CA) Jamal Campbell
The Asgardians of the Galaxy join the War of the Realms! Loki promised Angela a gift in exchange for her help against Nebula - and the debt is coming due! But what does that have to do with Yondu Udonta and his new Ravagers? Simmering intrigue comes to a head as the team enters the orbit of Ego the Living Planet! But if Ego is this angry, what will its moon do?! Then, Malekith's invasion of Midgard has begun - and with Thor missing, Odin injured and Freyja about to embark on a mission of her own, Valkyrie must stand alone against the onslaught! But her fate is intertwined with another. What of Annabelle Riggs, the mortal who shares the body of a god? Plus: the battle you've been waiting for - Angela vs. the Queen of Heven! Collecting ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6-10.
Captain Marvel #9
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Mark Brooks
A STAR RISES, ANOTHER FALLS!
Being Captain Marvel has been the greatest joy of Carol Danvers' life. But a new hero is rising to the limelight - just as Carol's own powers begin to fail her. With everyone now believing she's a Kree traitor, Carol can't help but wonder...does the world even need Captain Marvel?
(W) V. Ram (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Joélle Jones
A secret file out-lining the ins and outs of the criminal underworld of Villa Hermosa is on the streets, and every crook is after it. Whoever possesses this info can control everything, and some of the town's hoods are even bringing in outside agents like Lock-Up and Gentleman Ghost to act as their champions-which, let's face it, you're going to need if you're going to try to outsmart Catwoman. Making things even more dangerous for Selina Kyle, there is also a price on her head. If you can capture the database and kill the Catwoman, the payoff is double!
Fence Vol. 03 TPBAPR191246
(W) C.S. Pacat (A/CA) Johanna the Mad
Sparks fly white-hot on the pitch as Nicholas and Seiji finally face off once again in the halls of King's Row. It's a match that will change King's Row (and both of them!) forever, and set the stage as the team journeys to face their bitter rivals and prove themselves once and for all.The third volume of the breakneck series from writer C.S. Pacat (The Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad comes at you as fast as a parry and hits as hard as a strike. Collects issues #9-12.
Ghosted in L.A. #2
(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Siobhan Keenan
Daphne settles into her new life as a resident of Rycroft Manor, and the unique challenge of living with ghosts. Pros: they don't steal her food. Cons: It's the first date she's been on since Ronnie, and her roommates keep popping up all over the place. Literally.
Gwenpool Strikes Back #1
(W) Leah Williams (A) David Baldeon (CA) Terry Dodson
POOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!
That's right - everyone's favorite comics-fan-turned-comics character is back, and this time, she's playing for keeps! Gwen Pool is desperate not to disappear into comic book limbo, so she's going to make an impact on the Marvel Universe! First up: Unmask Spider-Man! And heck, maybe see if she can get some real super-powers while she's at it!
Hit-Girl: Season Two #7
(W) Daniel Way (A/CA) Goran Parlov
Seeking help in unlikely places, Hit-Girl launches an attack. With a rough-and-tumble gang of misfits as backup, and her usual glorious array of weapons at her disposal, Mindy's out to improve her killing and her Cantonese.
House of Whispers #12
(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
As the battle rages on in Ananse's lair, Erzulie makes a spectacular final effort to prevail-but when she multiplies her forces, her authority is divided. With time running out, hundreds of sister-selves must negotiate their powers and learn to work together to free Agwe and turn the tide for the House of Dahomey.
(W) Eve Ewing (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) Stefano Caselli
Hot on the trail of the Ten Rings and trying to stop whatever destruction they have planned, Ironheart pays a visit to Wakanda...but doesn't exactly hit it off with Princess Shuri. And a new ally may be able to shed some light on the story of Midnight's Fire.
Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock OGN
(W) Art Baltazar (A/CA) Art Baltazar
Gobo is in a crisis! He's lost the thing most precious to him, the one thing that holds his whole entire universe together! He enlists the help of Boober, Mokey, Red, and Wembley to search high and low in every nook and cranny in Fraggle Rock to recover what was lost. But in all the excitement, Gobo hasn't told them what they're looking for and what they find might surprise them.
Justice League Odyssey #12
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Will Conrad
The new reign of Darkseid begins in the Ghost Sector! With the death of the New Gods, he plans to use the Sepulkore to rebuild a new army, but even the great Darkseid couldn't enslave and control the Ghost Sector alone. He'll require the help of the New Gods' newest heralds: Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael!
Mr. and Mrs. X Vol. 02 TPB
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Terry Dodson
Can Rogue and Gambit finally relax and enjoy marital bliss? Not likely! Stuck in the Mojoverse, Rogue and Gambit are forced to relive their greatest hits - and moments from their past that they'd rather forget - but this time for the cameras! And when Spiral joins the fray, whose side is she really on? There's a precious object to steal and an army of Mojo's minions to fight off, but can the hottest couple in the Marvel Universe escape their televised nightmare for new adventures back home - or will they be doomed to rerun hell? The Thieves Guild is waiting for the answer - and they're determined to take what's theirs! Don't bet on it! Collecting MR. AND MRS. X #7-12.
Ms. Marvel HC Vol. 05
(W) G. Willow Wilson, Saladin Ahmed, More (A) Nico Leon, Elmo Bondoc, More (CA) Sara Pichelli
G. Willow Wilson bids a fond farewell to Kamala Khan as her sensational five-year MS. MARVEL run comes to a close! But where is our heroine? Kamala has vanished, but Jersey City still has a need for heroes! The city's newest crimefighter, Red Dagger, and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on the brave fight in Ms. Marvel's honor. But when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry the legacy - except Kamala herself? Plus: Calamity strikes during a slumber party! Bruno returns! And he and Kamala must work out how to be friends again! What better way than a little scientific research into Kamala's powers? But when the experiment goes awry, can Ms. Marvel pull herself together in time to triumph over a classic Marvel villain? Collecting MS. MARVEL (2015) #25-38.
My Little Pony: Spirit of the Forest #3
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Brenda Hickey
The Cutie Mark Crusaders take to the woods to find the mythical Spirit of the Forest in a last-ditch effort to get Filthy Rich to change his scheming ways! Will our favorite fillies find the elusive guardian? Or will somepony else get through to the greedy miser first? Find out in this conclusion to the Cutie Mark Crusaders' latest mini-series!
(W) Devin Grayson (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Mike McKone
A young doctor mysteriously acquires superpowers and quickly discovers that she's not the only one. There are people all over the planet Igniting with powers, but only her power can answer "why"...Cecelia Cobbina is a gifted doctor. Vibrant, compassionate and praised by both her peers and her patients. But that was before the incident in Africa. Before she was forced to leave her job at Doctors Without Borders behind. Before she gained the ability to think faster than the speed of light. Overwhelmed with the power to answer almost every question, she must now overcome her own fears and tackle the one code she can't seem to break: the truth behind the Ignited.
Once & Future #1
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora
* When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire escapes her retirement home and pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat.
* Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) explore the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day - especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain 's history!
Outer Darkness #9
(W) John Layman (A/CA) Afu Chan
The haunted knife causes anybody who touches it to go on a murderous stab-rampage. Do NOT touch the haunted knife.
Powers of X #2
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Punk Mambo #5
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Daniel Brereton
Punk Mambo's final boss battle pits her against an enemy who has stolen phenomenal powers-there's no way she can win! In this spellbinding series finale, can Punk Mambo make the ultimate sacrifice to repay her debt? Find out the final fate of this fan-favorite character.
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Rebekah Isaacs, Alex Guimaraes (CA) Becky Cloonan
Hell's Half-Dozen's suicide mission to the Anvil leads them straight through Rael territory, home to the many nations of skin eaters. Five of these dangerous convicts are prepared to fight for their freedom-but which one is working on a secret agenda of their own?
She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Martin Morazzo
In the gripping finale of the second arc, Luna is fast approaching the end of her desperate quest for mental salvation . . . and the end of her rope. The lines between her and the Flying Woman blur as Luna runs out of options and edges recklessly towards desperately crucial answers. Will her support net catch her, will she free fall, or will she-finally-take off? And, more importantly . . . what will become of her afterwards?
(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke
"PLAY IT SAFE, KILL 'EM ALL!": Sonata continues her journey in the Southlands, where she encounters a naked madman and his imaginary lizard friend. Meanwhile, the other settlers are dealing with the havoc caused when a Sleeping Giant wakes.
(W) Delilah S Dawson (A) Matias Basla (CA) Miguel Mercado
As the illegitimate daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemisia has never fit in with her father's family, nor the high class world to which they belong. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm, she has no choice but to fight her way back home, amongst evil fairies who want her head, and untrustworthy allies that claim solidarity but have ulterior motives.New York Times bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle, Star Wars: Phasma) and illustrator Matias Basla (The Claw and Fang) present a gripping dark fantasy tale of a young woman claiming her time and her agency. Collects the entire limited series.
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Julio Ferreira (A/CA) Eduardo Pansica
After a year in space solving the mystery of Krypton's demise, Supergirl returns to Earth to discover that everything she knew as Kara Danvers is gone! Plus, the usurper Brainiac-1 has set his sights on the unsuspecting Girl of Steel-and his plans are far from benevolent!
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #47
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
BRAIN DRAIN IS MISSING!
• Do you want the good news or the bad news first?
• Let's do the good news: It's the start of a new Squirrel Girl arc! BRAIN DRAIN is missing! A sinister face from the past returns! And the hitherto UNBEATABLE Squirrel Girl will have to face CERTAIN DEFEAT to save him!
• Now the bad news: While this is the start of a new Squirrel Girl arc, it's the start of our LAST Squirrel Girl arc! We're going out on a high note. You have been amazing, and making this book has been amazing, but sadly in four months, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL will end with issue #50. I KNOW.
• Now the good news again: Because it's our last story ever we're making it COMPLETELY HUGE AND AMAZING and it is going to BLOW YOUR MIND!
• It's the start of the most nuts Squirrel Girl story ever as lives hang in the balance, narrative threads are resolved, and shocking reveals are made!
(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
SERIES FINALE! THIS IS THE END! The grand finale of MIRKA ANDOLFO's groundbreaking story is here! Don't worry, we won't spoil the ending for you; let's just say it's Leslie vs. the Glance with the Wolf in between. And yes, it's gonna be epic. But will Leslie live happily ever after?
Usagi Yojimbo #3
(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai"Bunraku"
Part 3. A sinister force grows in strength, and Usagi must team up with the supernaturally powered Sasuke to defeat it. The heroic duo is in for the fight of their life as the danger becomes even more bizarre than they could imagine! Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to Stan Sakai's first Usagi Yojimbo story at IDW Publishing!
Wonder Woman #76
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jesus Merino
Cheetah returns to these pages with a vengeance! Lex Luthor has given his fellow Legionnaire of Doom everything she needs to slake her thirst with Diana's blood...once and for all!
Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Vol. 03 TPB
(W) William Moulton Marston (A) Harry G. Peter (CA) Sandy Jarrell
In these World War II-era tales, Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls face smugglers and spies as well as evildoers including Paula von Gunther and others! Collects stories from Sensation Comics #25-36, Wonder Woman #8-11 and COMIC CAVALCADE #6-8.
Xena Warrior Princess #5
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Vasco Georgiev (CA) David Mack
Xena's World Tour rolls on! Next stop... ROMANIA! Women and children are disappearing from a "haunted" village. Xena and Gabrielle must confront an Old God, one of malice and blood sacrifice, who craves a return to prominence, and will stop at nothing to gain new followers to carry out his awful bidding! By VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Shuri) and VASIL GEORGIEV!