Femme Power Picks - August 21st
Scroll through our recommendations for August 21st's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
This week brings the return of one of our favorite characters in the Spiderverse! Ghost-Spider makes her comeback in this all-new, ongoing series from writer Seanan McGuire- known for writing the Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider mini-series at Marvel! Follow Gwen Stacy as she leaves Earth-65 for Earth-616 and must split her time between the different Earths in the multiverse!
Next up for new comic series coming out this week we have Adventure Finders: Edge of Empire! This new series (spinning out of the original Adventure Finders series) promises to be full of adventure and mystery as we follow Clariette, who is described as being "as noble as She-Ra and as violent as an anime warrior princess"! With descriptions like that for our young female protagonist we can't wait to get our hands on this series!
Last up for new comix, and possibly the title we are most excited for, is Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, which continues the Marvel Action line of all-ages hero stories from IDW Publishing! With Sam Maggs writing the story and Sweeney Boo illustrating, we know that this new adventure following our favorite shero Captain Marvel will be a thrilling new addition to our reading pile!
We also have some returning favorites this week such as Fearless, Jane Foster: Valkyrie, The Magnificent Ms. Marvel, Snotgirl, 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 a new compact printing of Hawkeye, and many others!
One Trade Paperback that we can't wait to get our hands on is the new Saga compendium! The compendium features all 54 issues that have been released so far, as well as a look at the illustrative process from Fiona Staples! The book is 1,400 pages featuring all of the gorgeous full color artwork and more for only $60!
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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Adventure Finders: Edge of Empire #1
(W) Rod Espinosa (A/CA) Rod Espinosa
Clari is bubbly as Barbie, noble as She-Ra, and as violent as any anime warrior princess you've ever seen! Young Clariette and her friends Jolfe the Wizard and Ariarra the Healer are tossed directly into a full scale battle as thousands of orcs, beasts, and ogres attack the gigantic convoy of the noble Lord Justinius as they prepare to take up their post guarding Clariette's home town of Good River! When all seems lost, an unexpected ally appears!
(W) Carly Usdin (A/CA) Noah Hayes
As Liv discovers that there is more to college basketball than just slam dunks and victories, the rest of the Avant-Guards work to cheer up their normally peppy Captain. Charlie especially seems concerned, and ready to do whatever it takes to get back the Liv she knows and loves.
Blade Runner 2019 #2JUN191944
(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Christian Ward
Return to the world of Blade Runner in an all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)! Veteran Blade Runner Ash hunts down the kidnapped child of a billionaire, but he's not all he seems...
(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
Into the belly of the beast! Canto consults with the Hermit and learns the surprising truth about the slavers. Canto's path is now laid out before him, but is he prepared to face a foe known only as the Shrouded Man?
Dead End Kids #2
(W) Frank Gogol (CA) Nenad Cvitcanin
Things get worse as the kids come face-to-face with Ben's killer! And, as Murphy continues to take more drastic measures to avenge his friend, Tank and Amanda are faced with the question of how far are they willing to follow their friend down that dark path. Friendships are tested and broken, and that's not the worst of it as this breakout series from Frank Gogol, Nenad Civiticanin, and Sean Rinehart barrels toward its final chapter!
Debian Perl: Digital Detective Book 01
(W) Melanie Hillario, Lauren Davis (A/CA) Kathryn Longua
Debian Perl: Digital Detective is a five book series in which middle grade readers will join Debian and Digits on mystery adventures all while building practical knowledge of coding, algorithms, algebra, and logical problem solving
Eve Stranger #3
(W) David Barnett (A/CA) Philip Bond
Eve's latest need-to-know mission takes her to Prague, the Bohemian capital, where a giant ape is terrorizing the historic city. But that's all right, because everyone's favorite amnesiac-for-hire has finally scored a jetpack. As Jimmy Mac, Eve's lovelorn clean-up crew, tries to get her attention, Eve learns that this monkey business might somehow give her answers about her forgotten past. Plus a backup feature starring Eve Stranger, social correspondent of The Convivial Times, by Liz Prince (Tomboy).High-Octane Romance!Doomed Science!Weird Thrills!
(W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
New York is rocked by a massive wizard's duel like you've never seen before! What secrets are Spencer Dales and Aaron Mills hiding from each other? And who among the Aegis stands to profit?
(W) Brian Schirmer (A) Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise (CA) Jeremy Saliba
END OF STORY ARC! Jenner is forced to team up with a Fairman in an attempt to save the life of a woman tied to a past investigation. No one likes loose ends, but some cases are never truly closed... Will this one be Jenner's last?
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Paul Pope
At first, Faith had faced her trials naively, then willingly. Eagerly, even, becoming more and more corrupted over time. But something has woken her up to the truth... and to the darkness she's found herself enveloped in.
(W) Seanan McGuire, Karla Pacheco, More (A) Claire Roe, Iolanda Zanfardino, More (CA) Yasmin Putri
CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH ALL-NEW STORIES!
First, a star-studded adventure by Hugo-nominated writer Seanan McGuire! For Captain Marvel of the Avengers, Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four and Storm of the X-Men, a seemingly simple day at a leadership camp for girls is turning out to be MUCH more complicated - and dangerous! - than they'd bargained for. Then, GWENPOOL, PUNISHER and Rick and Morty veteran Karla Pacheco dives into the dangerous world of Night Nurse! And don't miss your dose of Herstory with profiles on classic and contemporary creators!
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Jorge Molina
• With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head on Earth-65, GWEN STACY now travels to Earth-616 for super hero action...and school?!• The newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she's just getting to know!
• But what devious villain has eyes on Gwen's travels?
• Is Gwen ready for what comes next?
(W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) Mike Norton, Marissa Louise
Battle Royale in the Garden State! Eddie and Tala's destructive tour of New Jersey comes to an end at the most cursed town in a state full of haunted hellholes - and their enemies aren't far behind! Ghosts and ghouls! Devils and demons! The New Jersey State Police! This is the most terrifying and action-packed issue yet
Guardians of the Galaxy #8
(W) Donny Cates (A) Cory Smith (CA) Mike Henderson
THE DEATH OF ROCKET!
The death of Rocket continues here in "FAITHLESS" Part 2
• Rocket Raccoon is dying!
• But when the Universal Church of Truth rises again, he may have no choice but to fight.
• Being near death, and with only a few Guardians willing to stand beside him...the odds aren't looking good.
Hawkeye: Private Eye TPB
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Leonardo Romero, Michael Walsh (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Remember Hawkeye? No, not that Hawkeye - your favorite Hawkeye! The former Young Avenger, the butt-kicking hero who had to save that other Hawkguy all the time and basically keep his life in some semblance of order. Yup, you know her - it's the dazzling Kate Bishop, making a splash in her own solo series as the City of Angels gets a new guardian angel. There are crimes to solve, and she's the best archer to handle 'em! But is she ready to face the ghosts of her past? This is Kate Bishop as you've never seen her before, in a stirring saga that really hits the mark! Collecting HAWKEYE (2016) #1-12.
History of the Marvel Universe #2
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Steve McNiven
From the dawn of the 20th century to the first meeting of Mr. Fantastic and Doctor Doom, learn the secrets of Marvel's history! Who was John Steele? Which Western gunslinger helped inspire the first Heroic Age? All this and more - revealed!
Jane Foster: Valkyrie #2
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) CAFU (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
INTRODUCING THE GOD OF THE KILL - BULLSEYE!
The deadliest shot in the Marvel Universe just got his hands on the sword of a god! With the Asgardian weapon Dragonfang, Bullseye has the power to kill a god in a single stroke - and he's about to prove it. Jane Foster, the newly christened Valkyrie, must learn a hard lesson: Not every death can be prevented. Who is next on Bullseye's list - and what is the assassin really after?
Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #12
(W) Adam Smith (A) Alexandria Huntington (CA) Benjamin Dewey
The Glass Castle, home of the Firelings and their final protection, is under siege-and Thurma cannot defend it alone. But as her former rival, Nita, and the rest of her people come together, Thurma realizes that she has never been alone, and that working together is the only way to defeat The Fire That Stays.
Jughead's Time Police #3
(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Derek Charm
Jughead meets Jughead! What does this other, older Jughead want with our crowned hero, and what does January McAndrews know that she's not telling him? It's up to present-day Jughead to change courses and journey in the opposite direction-to the past, the distant past!
Life is Strange #8
(W) Emma Vieceli (A/CA) Claudia Leonardi
The official Life is Strange comic series, acclaimed by fans and critics alike! The second arc comes to a close, as do Max's timeline travels!
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Tana Ford (CA) Stacey Lee
"Hero" begins here! Wanted fugitive Livewire has been on the run for months from the authorities for shutting down the country's power in an effort to protect people gifted with powers. Will a shocking offer to go public pull Livewire into a political spotlight?
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #6
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich
Ms. Marvel is back in Jersey City after a whirlwind space adventure, just in time for a devastating personal tragedy to strike. But while her slick new costume can protect her from all kinds of threats, can it protect her from heartbreak? Guest-starring the INVINCIBLE IRON MAN!
Marvel Action: Avengers #7MAY190601
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Marcio Fiorito (CA) Jon Sommariva
Heroes and villains alike prepare for an incoming threat from the cosmos! Will someone from Black Panther's past be friend or foe? And what sinister plan is M.O.D.O.K. preparing? The start of a brand-new story arc that provides a great jumping on point!
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #1
(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Sweeney Boo
Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel in this brand-new, all-ages adventure! Carol Danvers' quiet night with BFF Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman) takes a cat-astrophic turn when Manhattan's bodegas are suddenly overrun by a host of angry felines! And not just any felines-Flerkens, the most terrifying, pocket-dimension-holding, tentacle-devouring kitty-look-alikes in the entire universe! Carol's paw-sitive she can handle the situation on her own, but questions remain: can she overcome the fur-midible foes before it's too late? How well does the "Find My Phone" function actually work? And will there be more cat puns?! It's a Flerken invasion in the latest addition to the mighty Marvel Action banner! Sam Maggs and Sweeney Boo make their Marvel Action debut!
Marvel Action: Spider-Man #7
(W) Delilah S Dawson (A/CA) Fico Ossio
When Peter, Miles, and Gwen nab a famous cat burglar, they inadvertently make a new enemy in the Black Cat! And she'll stop at nothing to make them wish they had never crossed paths!An exciting arc continues, featuring the Marvel Action debut of Black Cat!
Marvel Tales: X-Men #1
(W) Roy Thomas, Jo Duffy, Chris Claremont (A) Neal Adams, Kerry Gammill, Jim Lee (CA) Jen Bartel
The X-Men join the celebration of the House of Ideas' 80th anniversary with the latest issue of the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of Marvel's most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, Alex Summers suits up as the man called Havok in X-MEN (1963) #58 - a classic tale of the original X-Men by the legendary team of Roy Thomas and Neal Adams! Then, New Mutants' Sunspot and Warlock join a ragtag group of teen heroes - plus the mutant lobsters known as Bill and Don - in FALLEN ANGELS #2 by classic creators Jo Duffy and Kerry Gammill! And finally, Storm powerfully reasserts herself as the captured X-Men face execution in Genosha in UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #272 by the superstar team of Chris Claremont and Jim Lee!
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
Abel is brought before a long-forgotten figure from his past who offers some insight into the boy's present and future. Feeling the weight of this unexpected reunion, Abel is left as he has been most of his life-cold and alone.
New World OGN
(W) David Jesus Vignolli (A/CA) David Jesus Vignolli
New World weaves the stories of three characters from unique backgrounds.an indigenous warrior seeking revenge against those who invaded her land, an African musician fighting for freedom against those who enslaved him, and a Portuguese sailor in search of redemption.who come together on a heroic quest to free the world from an encroaching darkness.Written and illustrated by David Jesus Vignolli ( A Girl in the Himalayas ), New World intertwines the cultures of his personal heritage to explore the European discovery of the Americas with a vibrant blend of fantasy and history.
No Ivy League OGN
(W) Hazel Reed Newlevant (A/CA) Hazel Reed Newlevant
Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, 17-year-old Hazel takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in Portland, Oregon, the only plan is to earn some extra cash to put toward concert tickets. Hazel soon finds that working side by side with at-risk teens leaves no room for comforting illusions of equality and understanding that was her reality up till now. This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a teen's awakening to the racial insularity of the upper class, the power of white privilege, and the hidden history of segregation in Portland.
Norah Vol. 01 TPB
(W) Kasey Pierce (A) Sean Seal
Norah Volume 1 collects the first 4-issue mini-series from writer Kasey Pierce and artist Sean Seal. Norah and her husband, Dr. James Seizhelm, have developed a drug for an intergalactic branch of the military. It mimicks a synthetic genome, altering the DNA of the subject injected with the serum. It left James dead, and Norah with the ability to enter the minds of others. Now she makes her living as a "coma fisher", entering the minds of the comatose to either pull them out or send them to their death.
O Maiden's In Your Savage Season Vol. 03
(W) Mari Okada (A/CA) Nao Emoto
Kazusa was a quiet middle schooler, but she arrived in high school determined to make friends. So (as a huge Harry Potter fan) she decides to join the literature club. When one of the club's icebreakers is "say one thing you want to do before you die," one of the girls blurts out "sex." The prudish club president, the class beauty, and the other nerdy girls' reactions are wildly different. Far from a typical sex comedy, O Maidens in Your Savage Season depicts how these girls challenge and support one another when that word pushes them onto a variety of clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths towards adulthood.
(W) Alexis Leriger De La Plante, Natasha Tara Petrovic (A) Alexis Leriger De La Plante (A/CA) Natasha Tara Petrovic
ALI LERIGER DE LA PLANTE and NATASHA TARA PETROVI? bring their popular webcomic OPHIUCHUS to Image Comics! OPHIUCHUS is the story of the lone sentry of an ancient, inactive gate. One day, a strange being breaks through and infects her with a virus. And shortly after, she is approached by two machines, who implore her to follow them to the center of the universe to put an end to that virus-a malevolent being which rots all worlds.
Outpost Zero #12
(W) Sean McKeever (A/CA) Alexandre Tefenkgi, Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Citizens of the Outpost work so hard just to stay alive, but what are they surviving for? If Alea's plans work out, they might have a new future in mind...
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
It's the wild end of this romantic yakuza epic from the creators of Jessica Jones! Tying up all the loose ends-for now-Pearl Tanaka confronts her past and her future. Will she choose the path of the artist or the killer? Which is her natural way? Don't miss this stunning multimedia experience from artist Michael Gaydos, plus an exclusive look at new Jinxworld projects coming soon!
Powers of X #3
(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)!
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Nic Klein
The cosmic foursome begins to master their jaw-dropping powers and unlock deeper meanings to their newfound abilities! Dangerous aliens have targeted the Quartet, and they'll stop at nothing until they've eliminated the team. Plus, the lost history of the Psi-Lords revealed?!
Saga Compendium Vol. 01
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
THE ULTIMATE BINGE-READ! Collecting the first nine volumes of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series into one massive paperback, this compendium tells the entire story (so far!) of a girl named Hazel and her star-crossed parents. Features 1,400 pages of gorgeously graphic full-color artwork, including a new cover from Eisner Award-winning SAGA co-creator FIONA STAPLES. Collects SAGA #1-54.
Sky in Stereo Vol. 02
(W) Mardou (A/CA) Mardou
Iris, a young woman turning eighteen in early 1990s Manchester, England, is slowly losing her tenuous grip on her world of burger-flipping, drugs, and rock 'n roll. After quitting her job at a clothes shop, Iris takes a position at a burger bar at the train station, where her crush on fellow burger-flipper Glen takes her down a dark path. A Revival House Press production in association with Alternative Comics.
Smooth Criminals #8
(W) Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (A) Leisha Riddel (CA) Audrey Mok
Now that Mia's old enemy is hot on their trail, Mia and Brenda go into hiding. There's only oneproblem...Mia's mom has escaped from prison, and she's determined to find her daughter!
(W) Bryan Lee O'Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung
The boys go out to celebrate Ashley's bachelor party. Lottie lies low following an embarrassing incident. The past haunts Virgil. Wow, it sounds so cool when you put it in short, declarative sentences! Nice!
(W) Lewis Trondheim (A/CA) Hubert Chevillard
Roland has planned the perfect vacation for Fabienne to discuss their future. But when unimaginable tragedy strikes, Fabienne is left alone to process this immediate and unexpected change in her life. While most people would abandon the trip out of grief, she decides to stay...
(W) Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Guisseppe Cammuncoli
Elakshi and Adam look for a key to understanding their powers, but are they falling into a deadly trap? The Lands are no detectives. But clearly, weird things are happening at the Wild Saints Lodge where they've been invited by its mysterious director. But is the charming Win Fletcher really who he says he is?
(W) Carlos Giffoni (A/CA) Juan Doe
In the far future, a military-industrial complex reigns over all humanity and actively destroys distant alien worlds. The galaxy's only hope can be found through an unlikely pair: an astral-projecting cat named Lou and his loving owner Kiara. Trading nine lives for the well-being of billions, their revolt is a battle for love, friendship, compassion, and the soul of humanity.
Surfside Girls Vol. 02
(W) Kim Dwinell (A/CA) Kim Dwinell
Sam and Jade are back! Get ready for more ancient mysteries, beautiful beaches, cute boys, and wild adventures in this delightful full-color graphic novel.When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets... spooked, it's time for Sam and Jade to pull out the Journal of Weird and jump into action! Trying to solve this 200-year-old mystery takes the girls all over their town and beyond, all while Surfside's Annual Surf Competition is going down. Add to the mix a cute surfer boy, a mysterious mustached man with a guitar, and a very jealous Sam-can the surfing sleuths save the day again?
Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #2
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, Tom Derenick (CA) Amanda Conner
Available to comics shops for the first time! Wonder Woman continues to search for Steve Trevor on a strange island in the Bermuda Triangle. But she and Etta Candy are in for more than their share of surprises, including bugs the size of horses, robotic soldiers and-Jonah Hex?! These stories were originally published in JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #5 and 6.
Wonder Woman Year One: Deluxe Edition
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Bilquis Evely (A/CA) Nicola Scott
The team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana's first year as Earth's protector. Paradise Island has been breached, Ares stirs and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own...one who is willing to sacrifice her home among her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman's journey begins in this epic origin story! Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12 and #14, plus a story from WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1.