Femme Power Picks - January 1st

Happy New Year (and New Comics)!!! Scroll through our recommendations for January 1st's New Comic Book Day, listed below!

Marvel is taking the lead this week with an awesome new series debuting on Wednesday- the new Star Wars comic from Charles Soule! This new story follows the events of The Empire Strikes Back, when all hope seems lost for the rebellion and our heroes are scattered throughout the galaxy!

For graphic novels this week make sure you check out the new original graphic novel Science, which follows Tamsin, a fourteen-year-old scientist who has just started studying at the world's most prestigious science school! Now she must deal with all of those crazy transfer student woes, weird classmates, her cute roommate, and a hole in the time-space continuum.  What could go wrong!

We also have a new Wonder Woman graphic novel being released this week for which we are incredibly excited! Diana: Princess of the Amazons follows 11-year-old Diana, who doesn't always live up to the Amazonia standard that's expected of her. Being the only child on the island, Diana is in need of a friend who is her own age, and when she decides to find a friend for herself, she discovers something that she would have never expected!

Some of the returning favorites this week include; Ballad of YaYa, Death or Glory, Harley Quinn, Nomen Omen, Ruby Falls 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! 

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! 

Are there other titles you're picking up this week? What are we missing from our list? Let us know in the comments section!


Ballad of YaYa Vol. 04 OGN

"OCT191968

(W) Patrick Marty, Jean-Marrie Omont, Charlotte Girard (A/CA) Golo Zhao

Yaya and Tuduo find themselves stranded on an island, and it is up to Yaya to find help. But things get even more desperate when she winds up in the clutches of some wicked gangsters and their illegal pearl diving operation. How will she be able to escape?"

Batgirl #42

"OCT190499
(W) Cecil Castellucci (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
With Oracle calling the shots in Burnside, Batgirl must figure out how to survive her nightmare opponent. But how do you defeat a nemesis who does you better than you? Does the answer lie within? Our hero just might have to forget everything she knows in order to beat these impossible odds!"

Birds of Prey: Huntress TPB

"OCT190652
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty (CA) Tula Lotay
In these stories from Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood #1-6, the Huntress is framed for murder, and while avoiding the G.C.P.D. and the Bat-Family, she revisits her childhood in hope of discovering the true culprit. But as she and the Question seek clues to prove her innocence, more murders implicating her are committed, forcing Batman and Nightwing to confront her in a showdown with unexpected results!"

Black Cat Vol. 01 TPB

"OCT191113
(W) Jed MacKay, Nao Fuji (A) Travel Foreman, More (CA) J. Scott Campbell
The Black Cat is back! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to...procure them. But now Felicia's on the run from the New York Thieves Guild and their boss, Odessa Drake! Prepare for high-octane heists, climactic chases and twists to keep you on the edge of your seat! The Black Cat prides herself on being able to break into anywhere - but does that include Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum? In a magical place where any wrong turn might mean death, it will take an insane amount of luck just to get out alive. But getting out with the loot is even more difficult! Collecting BLACK CAT #15."

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #5

"AUG198980
(W) Jim Zub (A) Scot Eaton (CA) David Nakayama
An old S.H.I.E.L.D. cache of experimental technology is a ticking time bomb the Agents of Wakanda need to defuse - but only if they get there before DEADPOOL! Time for a rematch between the King of Wakanda and the Merc with a Mouth! And adding more fuel to fire - the return of the Livewires!"

Books of Magic #15

"OCT190597
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter
For months, as his magical abilities have grown, the edges of Tim Hunter's mind have been haunted by a vision of his future self...an older Tim Hunter who's grown to become a living nightmare. So with his friends turning away from him and the magical law officers of the other side on his trail, what will Tim do when that nightmare steps out into our world?"

Boston Metaphysical Society #6

"OCT192076
(W) Madeleine Holly-Rosing (A) Emily Hu
Samuel Hunter, Samuel Hunter, Caitlin O'Sullivan, and Granville Woods battle supernatural forces in late 1800s Boston. In this final issue of the six issue mini-series, Caitlin returns when she realizes where she truly belongs, Granville discovers that Tesla has set them up to fail, and ""The Shifter"" forces Samuel to confront his darkest demons. Will the team be able to stop ""The Shifter"" before it's too late?"

Copra #4

"AUG199059
(W) Michel Fiffe (A/CA) Michel Fiffe
""EXPLAIN THE EXPLAIN""
As the COPRA leader negotiates her life with a disgruntled agent, the team itself maps out their most important mission to date: save the planet from total annihilation. Plus: a major secret origin revealed. This hand-colored calm before the storm has been building since the very first issue!"

Crone #3

"NOV190238
(W) Dennis Culver (A) Ramon Villalobos (A/CA) Justin Greenwood
Now that Bloody Bliss has witnessed firsthand the carnage of D'Kayde, she prepares to face him in battle. But what can an old crone do against a resurrected warlord of death? Also continuing this issue: Romero Muerte!"

Death or Glory #8

"OCT190195
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Bengal
Glory's cargo consists of a heavily drugged Pablo, a worried Isabelle, a very sick father, and a liver to save him-but it won't last forever. She's got a whole mess of trouble hot on her heels, and time is running out."

Diana: Princess of the Amazons OGN

"SEP190470
(W) Dean Hale, Shannon Hale (A/CA) Victoria Ying
Eleven-year-old Diana leads an idyllic life on the island of Themyscira. Cut off from the rest of the world, she's beginning to feel a little alone. Though she has a loving mother and many ""aunties,"" she is an only child. In fact, she's the only child on the entire island!
After an escapade goes wrong, Diana gets in trouble for not living up to the Amazonian standard. She just can't seem to measure up no matter what she does. Every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly good at anything. She's not Wonder Woman...yet, anyway. What Diana needs is a friend; someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own hands, she encounters the unexpected!
From New York Times bestselling authors Shannon Hale (Princess Academy) and Dean Hale and artist Victoria Ying comes a heartfelt story about making mistakes, learning the hard way, and growing up to become a hero."

Harley Quinn #69

"OCT190537
(W) Mark Russell (A) Sami Basri (CA) Guillem March
Harley Quinn is great at kicking jerks in the face. Paying her taxes? Not so much. Things turn from bad to worse when Harley's new accountant, an ex-con called the Hambezzler, runs into trouble with his old crew and they come to Coney Island with one thing on their minds: payback!"

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #2

"SEP190500
(W) Kami Garcia (A) Mico Suayan, Mike Mayhew (CA) Francesco Mattina
DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5"" x 10.875""
Jim Gordon and the GCPD have turned to profiler Harley Quinn for assistance. She's intrigued by the level of care and detail this new, depraved serial killer is putting into his crime scenes; there must be clues to his pathology in his artful staging. His level of meticulous preparation is unusual, but will it lead to or help delay his capture?"

Justice League Dark #18

"OCT190555
(W) James TynionIV (A) Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, Raul Fernandez (CA) Yanick Paquette
With Eclipso by her side, the new goddess of magic, Circe, is unstoppable! As she rewrites the rules of magic, the Justice League Dark must work to free themselves from Eclipso's grasp. Can they escape in time to save magic from the clutches of the Injustice League Dark once and for all? Or are they doomed to spend eternity trapped in the shadows?"

Lois Lane #7

"OCT190563

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Mike Perkins

Someone wanting to kill Lois Lane is nothing new for the famed reporter, but is it because of something she knows or something she's about to uncover? Plus, this issue ties to the events of December's Superman #18 and the gigantic status quo shift for both Lois and her husband, Superman, when the Man of Steel decides to reveal his identity to the world."

Marauders #5

"AUG198991

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Russell Dauterman

The Marauders are caught between the forces of Madripoor and the Black King's machinations! Thankfully, they have TWO Omega Level mutants onboard..."

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #14

"AUG198993
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Ray-Anthony Heights (CA) Javi Garron
Rematch: Spider-Man VS. the Ultimate Green Goblin!
• Miles is tracking the mysterious drug ULTIMATUM'S syndicate is selling to some and force-injecting into others!
• But between protecting a new Morales at home and fighting academic probation, Miles' attention has never been more scattered...
• He's about to lose something precious, right before a CRITICAL fight!"

Miles Morales: Spider-Man Vol. 02 TPB

"OCT191116

(W) Saladin Ahmed, Tom Taylor (A) Alitha Martinez, More (CA) Mahmud Asrar

It's time for Miles Morales to slow down and take stock! What do the young web-slinger's parents and friends, particularly Bombshell, think of all of that's happened? Miles may never get to learn the answers - he's about to be captured, tested and observed like a bug under glass by an unknown assailant! Miles will need help to escape this one. Good thing his dad's a former Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! And there's no price Jefferson Davis wouldn't pay to get his son back. But the decisions this father-and-son duo make may come back to haunt them when one of the most formidable foes that Miles has ever faced returns! Prepare for a mystery dating back all the way to Miles' first appearance! Collecting MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7-10 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2019 (SPIDER-MAN/VENOM)."

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Full Moon OGN

"OCT191142
(W) Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder (A) More (A/CA) Natacha Bustos
Brains and brawn! Tony Stark, Victor von Doom, T'Challa, Amadeus Cho...the greatest minds in the Marvel Universe all have one thing in common: They're not smarter than a fourth-grader! Lunella Lafayette is the smartest there is - and her brain is matched by Devil Dinosaur's brawn! They'll need both to stand up to some of the worst villains the world has to offer - and maybe even one of its greatest heroes! Because while Reed Richards, the guy who used to be the cleverest of all, is away, his best pal, Benjamin J. Grimm, is here to defend his pole position! Then Lunella has her biggest adventure yet: A journey to the Living Planet! But are you ready for Moon Girl to meet...Girl-Moon? And who exactly are Devil Girl and Moon Dinosaur?!"

New Mutants Epic Collection TPB

"OCT191134
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Sal Buscema, More (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
Don't call them X-babies anymore! Visionary artist Bill Sienkiewicz transforms the New Mutants, and the young heroes' lives will never be the same! New recruits Magma and Magik find their footing at the school - but when the team tries to rescue Kitty Pryde from Emma Frost, will they all end up as members of rival mutant team the Hellions? Then, the Demon Bear that haunts Dani Moonstar bares its teeth! Will the New Mutants survive the Bear's ferocious attack - and if so, can they make a new friend in the alien called Warlock? Plus: A cosmic caper introduces intergalactic rock star Lila Cheney! When Sunspot and Wolfsbane are in danger, only Cloak and Dagger can help! Professor X's son, Legion, makes his mind-bending debut! And an old friend/foe makes a shocking return! Collecting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #13-31 and ANNUAL #1."

Nomen Omen #4

"AUG199063
(W) Marco B. Bucci (A/CA) Jacopo Camagni
""TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART,"" Part Four
You know nothing, Becky Kumar! If she wants to survive what Taranis did to her, Becky will have to learn her way around magic. But is Lady Macbeth willing to teach her? Also, an eye-opening parley with the fallen queen of the magic court of New York City."

Pink Lemonade: Holiday Grab-Bag One-Shot

"OCT191949
(W) Nick Cagnetti (A/CA) Nick Cagnetti
Learn more about the mysterious Pink Lemonade in this holiday collection of short stories, which include the moment she receives her name, a motorcycle crash where she narrowly escapes serious injury, a run-in with an angry French spaceman named Skip who has lost his dog, a bar full of pirates that turn out to be quite friendly, a moment of introspection where she struggles with loneliness, the discovery of an old comic containing a superhero she admires, and Pink Lemonade's first ever letter to Santa! New friends, motorbikes, carousels, dino-shaped chicken nuggets, OJ-bot, angry spacemen, flying dogs, vintage comics...it's all in here!"

Ruby Falls #4

"NOV190262
(W) Ann Nocenti (A/CA) Flavia Biondi
In the dramatic finale, Lara's cold case heats up as she nears the end of her fearless pursuit. But it's not just about answers anymore-lives are endangered, and a broken town must come together to heal its harrowing history. Will Lana and Blair save Clara before the river runs red?"

Science OGN

"OCT191717
(W) Ashley V Robinson, Jason Inman (A) Desiree' Pittman, Becka Kinzie, Taylor Esposito (CA) Becca Farrow
Tamsin Kuhn Trakroo is a fourteen-year-old super scientist who has just started studying at The Prometheus Institute, the world's most famous and prestigious science school. She's dealing with all the normal transfer student stress, weird classmates, crushing on her super-smart roommate, the holographic ghost of her father, a murder mystery, and oh yeah, a hole in the time-space continuum!"

Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #3

"AUG198997
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Gurihiru
THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET NUTS!
• If mind swapping with each other wasn't bad enough, now Spider-Man and Venom are jumbled up even worse!
• How much worse? You'll have to read to find out!"

Star Wars #1

"AUG199000
(W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva
""No...I am your father.""
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker...learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father Anakin--Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will!
Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)!
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME BEGINS THIS JANUARY!"

Sword Master #7

"AUG199010
(W) Shuizhu, Greg Pak (A/CA) Gunji
A GOD OF WAR RETURNS!
• SWORD MASTER and JI SHUANGSHUANG fight the resurrected demon hordes of CHIYOU, the ancient God of War...
• But their greatest enemy might be each other!
• And what treasure or horror lies within that red box, anyway?"

Touching Evil #2

"OCT192075
(W) Dan Dougherty (A) Dan Dougherty
After receiving a curse that lets her kill evil with the touch of her hand, Ada's newfound ability is immediately put to the test when she is taken out to the woods to be executed. Meanwhile, the previous curse bearer explores his freedom from within a jail cell, and Ada's son Oliver gets the brunt of the danger that now follows his mother."

Web of Black Widow #5

"AUG199012
(W) Jody Houser (A) Stephen Mooney (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
THE FINAL THREAD IN NATASHA'S BROKEN WEB!
The Black Widow has always worked best alone - but now she's more isolated than she's ever been. The enemy masquerading in her clothes is finally ready to spring the trap. All this time, Natasha thought she was hunting prey she had helped release. But the real predator has been stalking her."

Wonder Woman: Warbringer TPB

"SEP190472
(W) Leigh Bardugo, Louise Simonson (A/CA) Kit Seaton
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law- risking exile-to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl, and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Alia is a Warbringer-a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies-mortal and divine- determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Leigh Bardugo, this graphic novel adaptation from Louise Simonson and Kit Seaton brings to life Diana's first adventure beyond the hidden shores of Themyscira."

X-Men #4

"OCT190906

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

The Krakoan leaders attend and economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like"

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