Femme Power Picks - January 15th

Scroll through our recommendations for January 15th's releases, listed below!

We'd be lying if we didn't say this was a...tiny week for new releases. There are a bunch of returning favorites we're excited to pick up, but for new series and graphic novels, its a pretty short list. In fact, two of the "new" things we're excited for aren't actually new at all! The first is Jessica Jones: Blind Spot, which was originally available online directly through Marvel. We have mixed feelings about these types of comics (these types of online services hurt small comic book businesses but can also make comics more accessible to many folks), but we picked it up when it was printed in trade form and available at our local comic shop. We're excited to revisit this story with one of our all-time favorite characters written by one of our all-time favorite writers, now in periodical comic format! The second title is the graphic novel Plain Janes, which collects stories dating back as far as 2007 but pulls them all together (and adds new tales) for the first time! Continuing the theme of new-but-not-so-new titles to snag this week, there are also a few cool reprinting and facsimile editions to pick up! We happen to be big fans of facsimiles (pronounced fak-sim-a-lees), because they reprint a comic with all of the original advertisements, as though you were finding a silver or golden aged gem on the shelf! 

There are two original young adult graphic novels that we HIGHLY recommend you read this week! The first is Deep & Dark Blue by Nikki Smith. A beautiful fantasy story set after a political coup, young nobles Hawke and Grayson narrowly escape and take cover among a communion of magical women, forcing them to take new identities as Hanna and Grayce. While both want to avenge their family, Hawke is desperate to return to his old life while Grayce realizes she would rather stay in a place that would allow her to be her truest self. This is an enchanting story of family, honor, and identity that readers young and old will relate to. The second is one you may have heard lots of buzz about as it was on many "must read" lists for 2020- Green Lantern: Legacy! When thirteen-year-old Tai inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he discovers its more than meets the eye as he's inducted into a group of space officers known as the Green Lanterns. Back at home, Tai finds his neighborhood overrun by racist bullies, and must decide both who he can trust and what type of hero he wants to be. We admittedly read both of these books and thoroughly enjoyed them (maybe tears were shed...)! 

Some of the returning favorites this week include; Ghosted in L.A., Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Life is Strange, Low Low Woods, Red Mother, Runaways 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!


Absolute Carnage: Scream TPB

"OCT191108

(W) Cullen Bunn, Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Brian Level (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval

The return of a classic symbiote...and it'll be a Scream! Years ago, Patricia Robertson was unwillingly bonded to the clone of Venom that eventually became Mania - and she's been living in fear of symbiotes ever since. But she's also been living with a secret - and with the coming of Carnage, she must take a stand. Patricia will have no choice but to confront her demons head-on - by harnessing the power of Scream! She may think she knows symbiotes, but nothing can prepare her for Knull! Plus: Since the conclusion of DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE, four of the five Life Foundation symbiotes - Riot, Phage, Agony and Lasher - have been bonded to a stray dog wandering the Midwest. But as Carnage descends on New York, the siren song of Knull is calling! Collecting ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #1-3 and ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SEPARATION ANXIETY."

Amy's Diary Vol. 03

"SEP191924
(W) Veronique Grisseaux (A) Aynie Laetitia
Since Amy's been going out with John, she has become the most popular girl in the halls. But she spends so much time with her new friends that she forgets Kat, her best friend. As for her ex, Nick, he still thinks about his lost love, Amy. And the icing on the cake: Amy's mom tells her that they're moving in with her new fiancé, Francis. Aaaaargh! Help! Noooo! Gross! Even if change terrifies her, Amy must try to brave the future with style! Available in softcover and hardcover editions."

Avengers #29

"NOV190855
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
STARBRAND REBORN Part Three: THE RISE OF THE WAR WIDOW
The battle for the Starbrand heats up like a supernova, as Captain Marvel goes toe to toe with Firelord, Ghost Rider races the Silver Surfer and Brood Thor... tries to eat the Avengers. Meanwhile the Black Widow kicks much butt in outer space with a bold new weapon in her arsenal. That's right, the Black Widow + the War Machine armor = the all-new, all-deadly War Widow."

Baby: A Soppy Story OGN

"NOV191442
(W) Philippa Rice (A/CA) Philippa Rice
Baby: A Soppy Story focuses on the small, everyday moments of parenthood, from dreaming about the future baby and making plans, to actually being there with a real baby and bumbling through each precious day. In this sequel to Soppy: A Love Story, the couple experience many heartwarming moments, as well as challenges, while planning to have a baby, going through pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for a newborn."

Birds of Prey: Black Canary TPB

"OCT190650
(W) Brenden Fletcher, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Annie Wu, Pia Guerra, Sandy Jarrell, Moritat, Wayne Faucher (CA) Tula Lotay
Rock star. Public menace. Martial artist. Superhero. Dinah Drake is all these things and more-and she's got the legions of fans, friends, and foes to prove it. But there's a part of her life she's never been able to get a handle on, a role she's never been able to play: daughter. Her mother went missing, and took the secrets of Dinah's own past with her. Now a mysterious cult is determined to dig them up, and Dinah must go on a whirlwind tour from Gotham City to the nightclubs of Europe. Collects Black Canary #1-12 and Black Canary Sneak Peek #1."

Deep & Dark Blue OGN

"NOV191795
(W) Niki Smith (A) Niki Smith
The Witch Boy meets The Legend of Korra in this breathtaking, epic graphic novel. After a terrible political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee to stay alive and assume new identities, Hanna and Grayce. Desperation and chance lead them to the Communion of Blue, an order of magical women who spin the threads of reality to their will. As the twins learn more about the Communion, and themselves, they begin to hatch a plan to avenge their family and retake their royal home. While Hawke wants to return to his old life, Grayce struggles to keep the threads of her new life from unraveling, and realizes she wants to stay in the one place that will allow her to finally live as a girl. Available in softcover and hardcover editions."

Detective Comics #359 Facsimile Edition

"NOV190420
(W) Gardner Fox, John Broome (A) Sid Greene (A/CA) Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson
Batgirl makes her first appearance in this 1967 origin story, reprinted in a new facsimile edition! As both Batgirl and Oracle, Barbara Gordon has been a pivotal part of the Batman family for decades. In ""The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl,"" what starts as a trip to a costume party sparks a crime-fighting career, as Barbara helps Batman and Robin defeat Killer Moth! Plus, the Elongated Man must solve ""The Riddle of the Sleepytime Taxi""!"

Disney's Frozen: True Treasure #3

"NOV190293
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Studio Kawaii (A/CA) Eduard Petrovich
The final clue to the scavenger hunt leads Elsa and Anna to a familiar location. As long-lost cherished memories resurface, the chance to connect with their mother one last time is closer than ever . . . "

Dollar Comics: Batman Adventures #12

"NOV190518
(W) Kelley Puckett (A/CA) Mike Parobeck, Rick Burchett
Reprinting Harley Quinn's first comic-book adventure in a tale guest-starring Poison Ivy and Batgirl!"

Ducktales: Faires and Scares #2

"NOV190701
(W) Steve Behling (A/CA) Various
Zounds! What disaster doth await when the Beagle Boys hatcheth yet another plan to soweth chaos and discord in Uncle Scrooge's world? When a Renaissance Faire comes to Duckburg, things get positively... well, medieval for Scrooge and his nephews. But is there a knight in shining armor waiting in the wings to save the day? Probably not, but it will be an event to remembereth in ""The Renaissance Faire...Affair!"""

Ghosted in L.A. #7

"NOV191297
(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Siobhan Keenan
The one condition of Daphne's residency at the Rycroft Manor-no one can find out about the ghosts. So far, Daphne is crushing it. Only, like, four people have found out. It's fine! Except, maybe not, because the most recent person to find out is her ultra-religious former roommate, who knows too much about exorcism for comfort."

Glow Vs. The Babyface #3

"NOV190670
(W) Aimee Garcia, AJ Mendez (A) Hannah Templer (CA) Veronica Fish
The women of GLOW are preparing for an all-new sort of foe... a news anchor! As they learn the art of the promo to convince the media that GLOW isn't a bad influence on children they discover a much bigger problem-a runaway who's been living under the ring!"

Green Lantern Legacy OGN

"SEP190471
(W) Minh Le (A/CA) Andie Tong
Twelve-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.
When Tai inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out it's more than it appears. Suddenly he's being inducted into a group of space cops known as the Green Lanterns. Meanwhile, his neighborhood is being overrun by some racist bullies, and every time he puts pen to paper, he's forced to realize that he might not be creative enough or strong enough to uphold the legacy of his ba.
Now Tai must decide what kind of hero he wants to be: Will he learn to soar above his insecurities, or will the past keep him grounded?
From award-winning author Minh Le^ (Drawn Together) and artist Andie Tong comes the tale of a brand-new hero, the latest in the Green Lantern lineage!"

Hellmouth #4

"NOV191239
(W) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Jenny Frison
The Penultimate Issue Of The Event Of The Year! Buffy and Angel come face to face with the secret enemy behind the evil that has overwhelmed Sunnydale - but the deadliest secrets may be the ones they're hiding from each other! And nothing will ever be the same!"

I Am Anna A Little Golden Book

"NOV191745

(W) Christy Webster (A) Alan Batson

This new Little Golden Book celebrates everything that is special about Anna, the optimistic, caring younger sister from Disney Frozen. Her older sister Elsa, as well as Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf, are all featured in gorgeous retro-style illustrations. This book is a must-have for children ages 2 to 5, plus Disney Frozen fans and collectors of all ages! The exciting sequel, Frozen 2, hits theaters November 22, 20194."

I Am Elsa A Little Golden Book

"NOV191746

(W) Christy Webster (A) Alan Batson

This new Little Golden Book celebrates everything that is special about Elsa, the Queen of Arendelle with amazing magical powers from Disney Frozen. Her younger sister Anna, as well as Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf, are all featured in gorgeous retro-style illustrations. This book is a must-have for children ages 2 to 5, plus Disney Frozen fans and collectors of all ages! The exciting sequel, Frozen 2, hits theaters November 22, 2019."

Jane Foster: Valkyrie #7

"NOV190890
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) Pere Perez (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
TIME OF DEATH: NOW!
Valkyrie teams up with Marvel's Mightiest Medics to save the life of the ultimate patient - Death herself! With a universal force on the cosmic operating table, the end of everything is one slip of the scalpel away... but has one of Jane's surgical team forgotten their Hippocratic Oath?"

Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #1

"NOV190851

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Valerio Giangiordano

The critically acclaimed Marvel Digital Original series by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis, released for the first time as a print miniseries!

Jessica Jones was once the costumed super hero known as Jewel. She sucked at it. Now she's a private investigator at her own firm, Alias Investigations. She sucks less at that. With the Purple Man gone, her relationship with her husband, Luke Cage, and their daughter, Danielle, is better than ever. But her past always comes knocking, and when a woman whose case she fumbled winds up dead on her office floor, Jessica goes from private investigator to prime suspect. Can she find the real killer and clear her name?"

Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #5

"NOV191291
(W) Adam Cesare (A) French Carlomagno (CA) Mona Finden
An all-new arc spotlighting Hup, the heroic Podling from Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Introducing a new creative team of writer Adam Cesare and artist French Carlomagno (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.)

Hup is a Podling cook who dreams of being a Paladin. When the chivalrous bard Barfinnious comes to Hup's village with tales of former glory, Hup leaves his small town to follow him. But the longer they travel, the more Hup begins to doubt that Barfinnious is truly who he says he is."

Justice League Odyssey #17

"NOV190468
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Will Conrad (CA) Jose Ladr?nn
Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and the new JLO have their first encounter with their lost friend Cyborg. Will Victor Stone's hidden messages be the clue to releasing him from Darkseid's deadly grip-or is Vic gone forever? And how much is Jessica willing to risk to save her old friends?"

Lazarus Vol. 06 TPB

"NOV190089
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Michael Lark
Two years have passed since current Carlyle Lazarus Forever was betrayed on the battlefield, and now the Carlyle Family finds itself surrounded on all sides. With time running out for her Family, Johanna recruits Forever to go on the attack. As Lazarus fights Lazarus, the next Forever Carlyle in training, 14-year-old ""Eight,"" finds herself in a life-or-death struggle of a different kind."

Life is Strange #12

"NOV191919
(W) Emma Vieceli (A) Andrea Izzo (A/CA) Claudia Leonardi
WHAT LIES IN STORE FOR MAX, CHLOE, AND RACHEl as the third arc of this time-twisting video-game tiein reaches its finale? From acclaimed writers Emma Vieceli and artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo!"

Low Low Woods #2

"NOV190504
(W) Carmen Maria Machado (A) Dani, Dan McDaid, Dan McDaid (CA) Sam Wolfe Connelly
El and Octavia's memories have gone missing. Like so many women in Shudder-To-Think, PA, before them, all they have is a void where the truth once was. But as time passes, El finds herself needing to know more about what has happened, while Octavia wants nothing more than to forget the forgetting. Can these two teenage dirtbags reconcile their differences before the horrible things lurking beneath their town emerge and swallow them whole?"

Lucy Claire: Redemption #2

"NOV190151
(W) John Upchurch (A/CA) John Upchurch
The werewolves are back. A group of would-be hunters set out to enlist Lucy's help, but they soon realize that she's a shadow of her former self and may not be up to the task. If only there was a secret power Lucy could tap into...if only."

Marvels Black Widow Prelude #1

"NOV190881
(W) Peter David (A) Carlos Villa
TRACE THE BLACK WIDOW'S HISTORY IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!
From spy to Avenger, the enigmatic BLACK WIDOW has lived many secret lives. But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread that connects her past to her future?
Get ready for MARVEL STUDIOS' BLACK WIDOW solo film with this glimpse into the storied history of NATASHA ROMANOFF in this tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!"

Marvels Spider-Man: The Black Cat Strikes #1

"NOV190922
(W) Dennis ""Hopeless"" Hallum (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Sana Takeda
As if the events of MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: VELOCITY and CITY AT WAR weren't harrowing enough, Spider-Man finds himself in the middle of a gang war in New York City. But as he butts heads with the likes of HAMMERHEAD and the MAGGIA, the unexpected reappearance of old flame FELICIA HARDY, also known as the BLACK CAT, sets Spider-Man's world on fire!
Black Cat's heroic days are behind her, but what is the secret behind the treasures she's thieving? And why would Spider-Man let her go?! Delve into previously untold tales of Spider-Man and Black Cat's relationship, and a shock ending that will make your webs spin! Don't miss the excitement as your favorite wall-crawler returns in the next GAMERVERSE series! "

My Little Pony Omnibus Vol. 05

"SEP190694
Twilight Sparkle is startled to find that the most important history books in Equestria are going missing. Will she and her friends be able to uncover the identity of the mysterious new villain responsible? Meanwhile, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash uncover a plot to attack Yakyakistan! That's before Pinkie gets trapped in Discord's chaotic dimension, or when Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle follow Mage Meadowbrook's notes to find a miracle cure for any ailment in Equestria! Plus, the Cutie Mark Crusaders have a new challenge when a young pony doesn't want to follow in her family's hoofsteps. Collects issues #51-65 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series."

Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom OGN

"NOV191183
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Jenn St-Onge
Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything...ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she'll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her...and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed.

KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon!"

Niobe: She is Death #2

"OCT192087
(W) Sebastian A. Jones, Amandla Stenberg (A) Sheldon Mitchell (CA) Hyoung Taek Nam
Niobe's search is sidetracked when two of her former allies are taken captive. But her missions collide when her rescue effort puts her face to face with Skarlok. But is the Silver King friend or foe? The future of Asunda will depend on the answer."

Outpost Zero Vol. 03

"SEP190110
(W) Sean McKeever (A/CA) Alexandre Tefenkgi
Welcome back to the smallest town in the universe! Deep in the Outpost, Alea and Sam make a new friend who knows a lot more than they do, and finally get to ask the questions that have been building since Steven's death. But can their friendship survive the answers? Find out in the final volume of this coming-of-age science fiction epic! Collects OUTPOST ZERO #10-14."

Plain Janes OGN

"NOV191797

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A/CA) Jim Rugg

The Janes are back! For the very first time, the first two installments of the cult classic graphic novel The Plain Janes--'The Plain Janes' and 'Janes in Love'--are available bound up into one volume with a never-before-seen third story, 'Janes Attack Back.'After getting caught in the midst of a terrorist attack on Metro City, artsy misfit Jane Beckles is forced to leave her beloved bustling metropolis for the boring suburb of Kent Waters. At first Jane thinks her life is over, but then she finds where she belongs: at the reject table in the cafeteria, along with Brain Jayne, Theater Jane, and sporty Polly Jane. United by only two things - a shared name and an all-too-relatable frustration with the adults around them - the girls form P.L.A.I.N., aka People Loving Art In Neighborhoods, a secret club dedicated to waking up their fellow citizens with guerrilla works of art scattered around town. But for Main Jane, the group is more than just a simple act of teenaged rebellion, it's an act of survival. Armed with her sketchbook and a mission of resistance, she's out to prove that true passion and a group of good friends can save anyone from the hell that is high school. Available in softcover and hardcover editions."

Red Mother #2

"NOV191262

(W) Jeremy Haun (A) Danny Luckert (CA) Jeremy Haun

Daisy struggles to find her boyfriend Luke after they were attacked - but as the visions from her prosthetic eye grow stronger, she's drawn further into the mystery of the Red Mother."

Rising Sun #1

"SEP190665

Chiyoko of the Koi Clan leads a group of powerful warriors, the best each clan has to offer, on a mission to save Japan from dragons and monsters. But perhaps the greatest threat she faces is not the many monsters who are ravaging the country, but her own team..."

Runaways #29

"NOV190927

(W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Kris Anka

• The Runaways have gone full J-Team with Doc Justice and are cleaning up Los Angeles better than ANYONE expected. Doc has never had J-Teamers with powers as amazing as the Runaways (I mean LOOK AT MOLLY, I mean, Blue-J) so they are going to have to set their sights even higher!

• But where does that leave Gert? Back at the Doc's mansion, of course. But Gert isn't going to just sit like a bump on a log. With access to the J-Team's files and resources, Gert is going to do her part!"

RWBY #4

"NOV190480

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Meghan Hetrick (CA) Sarah Stone

In this issue, Yang reminisces about an adventure with Blake during their time at Beacon Academy. Meanwhile, Blake seeks guidance from her mother. How can Blake ever face her friends again when all she does is cause people pain?"

Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 06 TPB

"OCT190689

(W) Keith Giffen, Heath Corson, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Pat Olliffe, Gus Vazquez (CA) Dan Mora

It's Scooby-Doo and the gang, but this time Fred is...one of the undead! While the resurrected Fred Jones unleashes his army of monsters on Scooby and the gang! Fortunately, the gang has another secret weapon: Scrappy-Doo and his mysterious mentor. Is this the end for the Scooby gang-and perhaps all of humanity-or will Daphne's love for her resurrected boyfriend win out in the end? Plus, will Atom Ant measure up and become the latest member of the Justice League? Collects issues #31-36."

SFSX: Safe Sex #5

"NOV190168

(W) Tina Horn (A) Jen Hickman (CA) Tula Lotay

Introducing new series artist Jen Hickman.


""BARRIERS""

The Dirty Mind team puts all their special skills of intrigue and bondage to use busting their friends out of the Pleasure Center. Just when the jailbreak seems to be going according to plan, everyone finds themselves in worse predicaments than ever."

Steeple #5

"NOV190243

(W) John Allison (A/CA) John Allison

In this thrilling conclusion, Billie and Maggie confront their deepest fears-and marauding mermen. The aftermath will leave both women changed forever, for better or worse."

Tales From Harrow County: Deaths Choir #2

"NOV190218

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz

As the specter of World War II haunts Harrow County, specters of a more literal sort begin to invade. When a ghostly song begins to call forth the spirits of the long buried, Bernice must work to save the place she calls home, even if some residents may reject her help."

True Believers: Criminally Insane Gypsy Moth #1

"NOV190782

Reprinting Spider-Woman (1978) #10"

Undiscovered Country #3

"NOV190175

(W) Charles Soule, Scott Snyder (A) Daniele Orlandini (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

The expedition undertakes a desperate attempt to rescue a member of the team from the Destiny Man's strange caravan city. Success or certain doom hinges on Americana expert Ace Kenyatta, PhD-what he knows about the new lands...and what he doesn't."

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