Femme Power Picks - February 12th
Scroll through our recommendations for February 12th's releases, listed below!
We're currently in the middle of packing for a big cross country move, so we unfortunately have not been able to dedicate the time we normally would to researching all of the exciting new comics and graphic novels coming out this week! This will also unfortunately be true for the next few weeks until we settle into our new digs on the East Coast in early March! If anyone has any recommendations for awesome comic shops or other nerdy things in the Baltimore or DC area, please let us know!
During this time where we are moving our lives across the country we want to hear from you, our readers! What new comics are you excited to read and pickup this week, and are there any comics that you would like us to include in our weekly roundup in the future?
We do know that in a nice change of pace from the last several weeks, there are a considerable number of new series starting this week! This includes titles like Nebula, following the unsung hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and written by our fave Vita Ayala, and Gwen Stacy! We also get some cool new sci-fi stories, Alienated and Tartarus, from BOOM! and Image, respectively.
Some of the returning favorites this week include; 20XX, Aero, Ballad of YaYa, (the final issue of) Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, and so many other Femme Power Comix favorites!
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!
If you've been keeping an eye on our shop, you may have noticed that our comics and graphic novels have been removed, but never fear, this is only temporary! We are preparing for a big move, and in the meantime our store will be down for about two months. We will slowly be 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!
Are there other titles you're picking up this week? What are we missing from our list? Let us know in the comments section!
(W) Lauren Keely, Jonathan Luna (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
As Nuon's relationship with Mer grows, so do her conflicted feelings for her mission. And Mer's last encounter with the East Side was brief, but the chain reaction it's sparked may threaten her newfound safety."
Aero Vol. 01 TPB
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Avant-Guards Vol. 02
Ballad of YaYa Vol. 05
Beyond the Clouds Vol. 01
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #6
Black Widow: Epic Collection Beware the Black Widow
Blackwood: The Mourning After #1
Dawn of X Vol. 01 TPB
Doctor Mirage Vol. 01 TPB
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Nick Robles (CA) Philip Tan
How do you solve the case of your own death?
Paranormal detective Doctor Shan Fong Mirage had the ability to see and talk to the dead. Except the dead have gone silent, their spirits mysteriously vanished, including Hwen, her deceased husband. Now, Doctor Mirage must face the most challenging question of her life: Is she dead but doesn't know it?
From Eisner Award-nominated writer Magdalene ""Mags"" Visaggio (Eternity Girl) and artist
Nick Robles (Euthanauts) comes a gripping supernatural mystery to penetrate the veil
between here and the hereafter.
Collecting the complete five-issue DOCTOR MIRAGE limited series."
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: Season Two #2
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roberta Ingranata (CA) Hannah Templer
Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and Witchblade artist Roberta Ingranata return for a brand new story in the 13th Doctor comic series. As the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor begin to cross timelines, the two become entwined in the machinations of their deadly enemies - the Weeping Angels and the Autons!"
Dollhouse Family #4
(W) Tini Howard (A) Wilton Santos (CA) Mahmud Asrar
THE HUNTSMEN AND THE WARWOLVES!
Excalibur faces an old foe - this time as the hunters rather than the game."
Ghosted in L.A. #8
Go To Sleep: I Miss You OGN
Gwen Stacy #1
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #6
Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1
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House of Whispers #18
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #3
Jughead the Hunger Versus Vampironica TPB
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Vol. 05
(W) Maria Llovet (A/CA) Maria Llovet
The LOUD nightclub. A latecomer stripper, a pissed waitress, a hitmen couple, a suspension bondage performer, a pregnant teenager, a clan of vampires, a pedophile, a lesbian junkie, a divorcing middle-aged woman, a sadistic dominatrix, and many other souls in search of love, drugs, and blood converge at the hottest club in town on a night that none will ever forget. If they survive."
Marvel Action: Avengers Vol. 03 TPB
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Marcio Fiorito (CA) Jon Sommariva
A new era of all-out Avengers action continues in these young reader friendly graphic novels! 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? Collects issues #7-9 of the Marvel Action: Avengers series."
Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1
(W) Brandon Easton (A/CA) Fico Ossio
Readers ages 8-12 can get tangled up in these all-new adventures of Spider-Man and his amazing friends! Peter, Miles, and Gwen have completed their internships at the Daily Bugle-now they're all shook up over their latest foe! A Marvelous new era continues!"
Marvel Action: Spider-Man Book 03
(W) Delilah Dawson (A/CA) Fico Ossio
Peter, Gwen, and Miles have learned to work together, but a sinister new enemy is about to tear them apart!
After a devastating encounter with the Black Cat and her bad luck powers, the Spidey team is down on their luck and at each other's throats. Will Peter, Miles, and Gwen learn to overcome their bad luck and work together again, or is this the end of the line for the Marvelous Spider-Trio? Collects issues #7-9 of the Marvel Action: Spider-Man series."
Marvel's Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #2
(W) Dennis ""Hopeless"" Hallum (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Sana Takeda
BLACK CAT HEARTS SPIDER-MAN!
• The BLACK CAT continues her mysterious crime spree in New York...
• ...but will her reappearance catch SPIDER-MAN in a tangled web between MARY JANE and his former flame?!
• An all-new look into Peter and Felicia's fiery passion and the deadly consequences of a Super Hero romance.
Miles Morales: Great Responsibility OGN
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) More (A/CA) David Marquez
Spider-Man no more? None of Miles Morales' incredible powers could prevent his mother's death or spare his father from a life-changing injury in a brutal fight against Venom. Miles is convinced he caused the tragedy - so in an emotion-filled decision, he has put away the costume, swearing never to fight as Spider-Man again! But when two new super-powered teenagers, Cloak and Dagger, emerge and the Taskmaster breaks up their fight with the juvenile delinquent Bombshell, innocent lives are at stake! It's a job for someone with great power and great responsibility - but will that be Miles? And if he returns to the suit, will it be just in time for his universe to face Cataclysm? Plus: A celebration of the life of the Ultimate Peter Parker! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #23-28, CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1-3 and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2009) #200."
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Claire Roe (CA) Jen Bartel
Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future-and she's not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she's willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters....Don't miss out on this cosmically critical series launch from rising stars, Vita Ayala (PRISONER X) and Claire Roe (FEARLESS)!"
Nicola: Traveling Around The Demon World Vol. 02
(W) Asaya Miyanaga (A/CA) Asaya Miyanaga
The Demon World is a big place, but young Nicola and her demonic pal are off to explore it! In a land populated by demons, Nicola stands out: she's a human girl traveling with her demon friend Simon. The spirited Nicola often gets in over her head, but she's got her own magic powers to help her out when things get tough! This beautifully drawn manga has a unique art style reminiscent of a European children's book, and features an enchanting atmosphere like well-known tales The Moomins and Hilda."
Rising Sun #2
(W) Ron Marz, David Rodriguez (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
Beset by beasts, Chiyoko attempts to lead her group to victory, but is undermined at every turn by those who think they'd be better suited to leadership. As the threats escalate, the question arises: who can Chiyoko trust?
Based on the hit CMON game!
Featuring exclusive content in every issue to enhance your playing experience!"
Ronin Island #10
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis
With enemies on all sides, Hana and Kenichi struggle to protect the island and themselves. But the Shogun has a more sinister plan brewing, and for anyone to survive this fight, Kenichi will need to rally the island's forces, and Hana will have to prove to those loyal to the Shogun that his way of life is not worth fighting for."
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Meghan Hetrick, Mirka Andolfo (CA) Sarah Stone
Weiss bargains with her mother while trapped at home, helps her mother capture a prize beast-and all is forgiven. Meanwhile, Ruby must find her way through a maze in an effort to find her strength again after Qrow goes down on a mission with Team RNJR."
SFSX: Safe Sex #6
(W) Tina Horn (A) Jen Hickman (CA) Tula Lotay
""RISK""-Trapped and confronted with their worst nightmares, the Dirty Mind team resorts to desperate measures to get out of the Pleasure Center intact-with possibly fatal consequences."
She Said Destroy Vol. 01 TPB
(W) Joe Corallo (A/CA) Liana Kangas
Over millenniums, Brigid, Goddess of the Sun, has conquered and converted the entire solar system into worshipping her and her alone, save one space colony. The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid's sister and the only other God left. As Brigid's forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to do what she does best: Destroy!"
She-Ra and the Princess of Power: Legend of the Fire Princess OGN
(W) Gigi D. G. (A) Peterschmidt, Paulina Ganucheau
Don't miss the first epic She-Ra and the Princesses of Power graphic novel, based on stories by showrunner Noelle Stevenson! Even after everything that's happened, the world outside the Horde's walls is still a strange one to Adora. Each day she's learning more about her growing powers as She-Ra, including something new: the ability to heal corrupted runestones. Runestones are the magical source from which princesses like Frosta, Mermista, and Perfuma draw their power, but Glimmer knows of another runestone - one with a dark past. Long ago a fire princess ruled the lands to the west, until her thirst for power corrupted her, and led to the ruin of her kingdom. Glimmer thinks the lost fire runestone could give the Rebellion an edge in the fight against the Horde, but claiming this ancient power won't be easy... especially not when the Horde has their eyes set on the same prize. Don't miss this original graphic novel based on stories by She-Ra showrunner and New York Times bestselling author Noelle Stevenson, with script by Gigi D.G. and art by Paulina Ganucheau! Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions!"
(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke
""THE CITADEL: WHEN DOVES DIE"" Part Two-Kantor prepares to wage war on the rebel Tayans. Knowing that whoever wins will come after the Rans next, their leader Matari tries to make peace, while Sonata risks everything by setting off to find the last of the Old Gods."
Star Wars: Adventures Vol. 08 TPB
(W) Delilah Dawson, Cavan Scott, Nick Brokenshire, George Mann (A) Mauricet, Nick Brokenshire, Valentina Pinto (A/CA) Derek Charm
Join Padmé, Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker in these young reader friendly tales set during Episodes 1-3!
Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artifact, but this one is going to be very messy! Then, legendary General Obi-Wan Kenobi undertakes a daring operation for the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, guest starring Captain Rex! And, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda embark on an urgent mission, where Anakin's rebellious nature could spell trouble for the Republic. Collects issues #18-20 of the Star Wars Adventures series."
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 07 TPB
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Caspar Wijngaard, Elsa Charretier (CA) Ashley Witter
Right back where she started! After all she's been through, professional disaster zone Doctor Aphra has found herself once again working for Darth Vader. What insidious use has the dark lord found for Aphra to make him spare the life of his most annoying foe? And how much time does she have to slither out of harm's way before he decides to finish what he started all those years ago? Plus: Aphra is about to face reunions with her father and her former flame, Captain Magna Tolvan! And a trip to that wretched hive of scum and villainy, Mos Eisley, awaits! But all good things must end - and when Vader stalks Aphra through the shadows of an ancient temple, only one of them will be leaving in one piece. Collecting STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #37-40 and STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #3."
Stranger Things: Into The Fire #2
(W) Jody Houser, Ryan Kelly (A) Le Beau L. Underwood (CA) Viktor Kalvachev
Two former subjects of Dr. Brenner in Hawkins Lab learn the depths of his sinister ambition after tracking down Subject Eight. She reveals her unwilling role in keeping Subject Nine pacified. Their quest brings them closer to the broken and incredibly powerful pyrokinetic and reveals secrets to their own painful histories that originally brought them to Hawkins."
(W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott (CA) Kevin Maguire
After the Lasso of Truth reveals something unexpected about Supergirl's infection, Wonder Woman is quickly running out of ways to try to bring Kara back peacefully. Making matters worse, the government has sent robotic military backup to Smallville to deal with the possible atomic threat of Infected Supergirl-and neither Wonder Woman nor Supergirl is prepared for the innocent casualties this could mean for the town."
Tales From Harrow County: Deaths Choir #3
(W) Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
Harrow County is back! The award-winning, Eisner-nominated southern-gothic horror series returns with a brand-new story.
Still under suspicion by the townsfolk she has sworn to protect, Bernice continues to track down the source of the ghostly song that raises the dead. But just as she gets closer to the truth, she must contend with a new threat: a vicious banshee called forth by the choir."
(W) Johnnie Christmas (A/CA) Jack Cole
SERIES PREMIERE! A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley! Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde's only way home may be to reclaim her mother's dark crown. #1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story!"
The Science of Women in Horror OGN
(W) Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence
Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called ""the best horror film podcast out there"" by Film Daddy, present a guide to the feminist horror movies, TV shows, and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Women in Horror uncovers the theories behind women's most iconic roles of the genre. Explore age-old tropes such as ""The Innocent"" like Lydia in Beetlejuice, ""The Gorgon"" like Pamela Voorhees in Friday the 13th, and ""The Mother"" like Norma Bates in Pyscho and Bates Motel, and delve deeper into female-forward film and TV including The Haunting of Hill House, Teeth, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and so much more!"
Wes Anderson's The Isle of Dogs HC
(W) Minetaro Mochizuki (A/CA) Minetaro Mochizuki
This manga, adapted from the film by legendary director Wes Anderson, features a new take on the story about the banished bowsers of trash island. Here we follow a young orphan boy and his dog Spots on an adventure that all fans of the film will want to follow.
Written and drawn by cult manga icon Minetaro Mochizuki of Dragon Head fame and now available in English for the very first time, and presented in a deluxe hardcover format, this is the perfect gift for all fans of Wes Anderson, dogs, and manga alike."
Wonder Woman #751
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Jan Duursema (CA) Aaron Lopresti
Wonder Woman...under arrest! As she starts to protect her new hometown of Boston, the city wonders-who will protect Boston from her? Agent Nora Nunes must shadow Wonder Woman for a day to ensure the city will be safe if Diana resides there. But what starts as a tranquil day transforms into disaster relief, and Diana and Nora will need to survive not only the elements, but also the arrival of the three Dark Fates!"
Wonder Woman Vol. 04 TPB
(W) George Perez, Mindy Newell, Lee Marrs (A) Colleen Doran, Cynthia Martin, Jill Thompson, Trina Robbins, Ramona Fradon, Steve Montano, Romeo Tanghal, Mike Machlan, Robert Campanella, Carol Lay, Jan Duursema (CA) George Perez (A/CA) Chris Marrinan
George Pe rez's storied run on Wonder Woman continues in these tales from Wonder Woman #36-45 and Wonder Woman Annual #2! First, the Amazons prepare for the Feast of Five, then Diana invites delegates from Man's World to join the festivities on Themyscira-which soon descend into chaos!"
(W) Ben Percy (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Dustin Weaver
MISS FORTUNE STRIKES!
Domino's luck seems to be changing... Can she find the source of her misfortune before it costs lives all over the world? And has Colossus healed enough to help her... or even himself?"
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants..."
Zatanna and the House of Secrets OGN
(W) Matthew Cody (A/CA) Yoshi Yoshitani
Welcome to the magical, mystical, topsy-turvy world of the House of Secrets, where Zatanna embarks on a journey of self-discovery and adventure...all with her pet rabbit, Pocus, at her side.
Zatanna and her stage magician father live in a special house, the House of Secrets, which is full of magic, puzzles, mysterious doors, and storybook creatures-it's the house everyone in the neighborhood talks about but avoids. Not that Zatanna cares, though, because she is perfectly content.
But at school one day, Zatanna stands up to a bully and everything changes- including her friends. Suddenly, Zatanna isn't so sure about her place in the world, and when she returns home to tell her father, he's gone missing, lost within their own home.
With thrilling twists from writer Matthew Cody and dazzling artwork by Yoshi Yoshitani, Zatanna and the House of Secrets will delight readers at the turn of every page-and the opening of every door!"