Femme Power Picks - January 22nd
Scroll through our recommendations for January 22nd's releases, listed below!
The talk of the town this week? Wonder Woman #750! This "landmark" issue is based on what the numbering would be if they had continued counting from the very first issue (what they call legacy numbering) instead of starting over at #1 multiple times over the last several decades. To go with the large number, we get a large issue- 96 pages stuffed with stories from an all-star team of creators (including favorites like Vita Ayala, Marguerite Bennett, Gail Simone, and Mariko Tamaki)! Also from DC Comics this week is the Birds of Prey Giant #1, which features three new stories and three reprints all starring the likes of Harley Quinn, Huntress, Black Canary and more!
Some of the returning favorites this week include; American Jesus, Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter, Far Sector, Lumberjanes, Triage 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!
American Jesus #2
(W) Mark Millar (A) Peter Gross (CA) Top Secret
Hidden from danger, the Messiah was born and raised behind the walls of a compound - surrounded and worshipped by followers of the church. As she gets older, and with no sign of the 'powers' she was promised, the reluctant teen prophet rejects her parents, God, and the teachings of the church. She breaks free, not knowing the soldiers of the Antichrist are hot on her heels..."
Atlantis Attacks #1
WAR WITH THE WATER KINGDOM!
Basketful of Heads #4
Is June Branch a woman fighting for her life-or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? In the long hours of the night she makes a desperate run for the Brody Island Police Department, unsure whether she's a victim who needs protection-or a killer who must be stopped!"
After the disastrous dust-up with Oracle, Batgirl needs to regroup. But when a power villain's imagination takes the city by storm, she must go once more unto the breach of super-heroism. THE MAKER has come to Gotham to claim a prize from his past and Batgirl must stop him before she loses herself in the grip of his twisted tales come to life!"
Batman: Curse of the White Knight #6
DC BLACK LABEL
Beastars Vol. 04
As gray wolf Legoshi continues to grapple with his feelings for dwarf rabbit Haru, he discovers another member of the Drama Club is friendly with her too. But just how friendly...? Meanwhile, someone else is developing feelings for Legoshi. And Bengal tiger Bill is threatening to reveal some disturbing truths about someone's past..."
Birds of Prey Giant #1
Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn TPB
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, Stephane Roux (CA) Tula Lotay
Black Panther #20
"THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA" WAKANDA UNBOUND part 2
Books of Magic #16
Tim's burgeoning magical abilities got onto the radar of the London police, but he was able to keep them at bay...until Detective Celia Culpepper of the Other Side took his case. She's a sorcerer herself-quite a powerful one, it seems-and now there's no place Tim can hide! But should he hide? Or does Celia have much grander plans for Tim than locking him away? He'd better decide what side she's on soon...because Tim's evil doppelga nger is on the loose, and Tim can't stop him on his own!"
Brina the Cat Vol 1
Brina, a city cat, moved to the mountains with the owners for a summer holiday. Here she meets some stray cats who call themselves ""The Gang of the Feline Sun."" The new friends convince her to escape her owners and become a free cat. But while Brina enjoys her newfound freedom and all the new types of delectable bugs the countryside has to offer, her young owners are panicking over losing her, a member of their family. Brina must make a choice to live with her owners, where it's safe (but confined) or go free in the wilderness. A heartwarming tender cat tale. Available in softcover and hardcover editions."
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11 Library Edition Vol. 01
THE COMPLETE SEASON 11 COLLECTED TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
By Night Vol. 03 TPB"SEP191303
THE SECRETS OF THE OTHERWORLD ARE REVEALED.
Captain Marvel #14
""THE LAST AVENGER"" PART 3: DESPERATE MEASURES
Catalyst Prime Seven Days #4
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jos? Luis (A/CA) Jonas Trindade
DAY FOUR: Camila's learned the terrible truth about Khrelan and his history with Earth, but even more terrible is the secret she's learned about herself. The Incidentals arrive on scene but things quickly go awry."
Catherine's War OGN
(W) Julia Billet (A) Claire Fauvel
At the Sèvres Children's Home outside Paris, Rachel Cohen has discovered her passion: photography. Though she's not heard from her parents in months, she loves the people at her school, adores capturing what she sees in pictures, and tries not to worry too much about Hitler's war. But as France buckles under the Nazi regime, danger closes in, and Rachel must change her name and go into hiding. As Catherine Colin, Rachel is faced with leaving the Sèvres Home and the friends she made there behind. But with her beautiful camera, Catherine possesses an object with the power to remember. For the rest of the war, Catherine bears witness to her own journey, and to the countless heroes whose courage and generosity saved the lives of many, including her own. Includes a map and photographs of the real Catherine and her wartime experiences, as well as an interview with author Julia Billet. Available in softcover and hardcover editions."
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #4
The end is near! Jerri Bartman is battling the bottle, supernatural beasts, and a compulsory knack for self-destruction. If she's going to survive, she'll have to stay sober long enough to put up a good fight, learn a thing or two about killing a monster, and face the most frightening fiend of all . . . her past."
Dollar Comics Batman Huntress Cry for Blood #1
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Rick Burchett
Reprinting the debut issue of the acclaimed miniseries."
The Secret of Rogue's Coffin!
Family Tree #3
Even as Loretta and her family warily follow Grandpa Judd into the dark alleys of New York City's Chinatown in search of a cure, her daughter Meg is beginning to embrace her burgeoning transformation."
Far Sector #3
DC'S YOUNG ANIMAL
Meet Sheriff Mal Reynolds! After brokering a reluctant peace with the Alliance, Mal is awarded the position of Sheriff of a small outer sector. Never one to play by the rules, Mal sees this as an opportunity to play Robin Hood-but when a serial killer shows up on the frontier, Mal realizes he might be in over his head."
Outside of the village, life is no fairy tale-and Ansel has learned this the hard way. Betrayed by one of his traveling companions, Ansel finds himself at the mercy of Hanz and Greta. He needs to escape before the worst happens, but the siblings have a story for him, and the truth is more gruesome than he could have imagined."
Guardians of the Galaxy #1"NOV190742
Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!"
After a thrilling encounter with Donatien, Eva finds herself becoming more interested in his macabre tastes. As the murderer draws her deeper into his world, what parts of herself is Eva willing to give up to get closer... and will she miss them when she's done?"
Huntress Origin TP
These are the 1970s stories that first introduced the Huntress: daughter of Batman and Catwoman of Earth-2! But after her mother is murdered, Helena dons a costume of her own. With her crossbow as her weapon, the Huntress vows to avenge her mother's death. This title collects stories from DC Super Stars #17, Batman Family #18-20, and Wonder Woman #271-287, #289, #290, #294, and #295."
I Can Sell You A Body #2
Desperate Denny definitely doubles down on doing demonic deeds to distract the dastardly deviants demanding his death. During this, detectives dare to dive deep into Denny's divine delinquencies. Oh, Denny."
Invisible Woman TPB
Shocking secrets from the Invisible Woman's past are revealed! Years ago, Susan Storm Richards undertook an espionage mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. - and now it's up to her to save her former partner from death at the hands of international terrorists! The Invisible Woman must form an unlikely - and uneasy - alliance with another heroine who knows a thing or two about staying hidden: the Black Widow! Together the two will comb the lush palaces and back alleys of the seedy island nation of Madripoor - but what they discover will shake the Invisible Woman to the core and turn her mission upside down! Collecting INVISIBLE WOMAN #1-5."
Ironheart Vol. 02 TPB
Ironheart and her amazing friends! Riri Williams is winning friends and influencing people - beginning with a team-up with a total IQ that's off the charts! Nadia Van Dyne, the Unstoppable Wasp, swings by Chicago to visit Ironheart - but neither of them was expecting a zombie invasion! Then, as Riri creeps closer to understanding the powerful people wreaking magical havoc around her, she meets with someone who can give her a clue: the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange! And hot on the trail of the Ten Rings, Ironheart pays a visit to Wakanda - but she doesn't exactly hit it off with Princess Shuri! Riri's in for a surprise when she meets her match - literally! Can Riri and her allies locate the Wellspring of Power and stop the Ten Rings' plans for destruction? Or will one last surprise hit her too close to home? Collecting IRONHEART #7-12."
Jane Foster: Valkryie Vol. 01 TPB
Jane Foster is back! For years, you knew her as Dr. Jane Foster, one of Thor Odinson's most steadfast companions. Then you knew her as Thor, Goddess of Thunder, who took up the mantle when nobody else was worthy. Now Jane takes on a new role as Valkyrie, guide and ferrywoman to the dead! But her days of battle are far from over - especially when Marvel's deadliest shot gets his hands on the sword of a god! With the Asgardian weapon Dragonfang in his hand, who is Bullseye targeting - and what is he really after? Jane must learn a hard lesson: Not every death can be prevented. And when a friend falls, Jane discovers that Valhalla is only one hall of the dead. The multiversal afterlife awaits! Collecting VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #1-5 and material from WAR OF THE REALMS: OMEGA."
Jughead's Time Police TPB
(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Derek Charm
When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale's most erudite teenager can't manage the delicate dance of going back in time, and poor Juggie lands himself in an epic battle to keep the time stream intact! Collects the full 5-issue Jughead's Time Police mini-series."
(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Kanesha C. Bryant (CA) Kat Leyh
As modern Lumberjane scouts Jo, April, Ripley, Mal and Molly head deeper into the woods, they're joined by an unexpected figure from camp director Rosie's past. Longheld secrets are revealed about the history of the Lumberjanes, the founding of camp, and even the origins of the forest itself!"
Mad With Joy OGN
(W) Joris Vermassen (A/CA) Joris Vermassen
Tom is a stand-up comic with a checkered career. At one point everyone thought that his older sister would join him to make up a comedy duo, but Ellen was always more minded towards drawing and art in general. But she remained the driving force behind Tom's work and helped obtain and support his live gigs. Then one day she came to Tom with some cruel news: she had pancreatic cancer. Surgery was followed by hospitalization. Nothing to laugh at you'd imagine, but Tom and Ellen continue to bounce humor off each other with Tom running the gauntlet of the doctors' ire to take Ellen out to see the trees and her favorite statue in the park, The Mad Maiden by Rik Wouters, inspired by dancer Isadora Duncan. To her dying day Ellen thought the statue looked mad with joy!"
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Russell Dauterman
THE BATTLE OF MADRIPOOR!
The Marauders are caught between the forces of Madripoor and the Black King's machinations! Thankfully, they have TWO Omega Level mutants onboard..."
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona, Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Nicolas Raider is a hard man with a keen eye who recognizes the raw talent, work ethic, and leadership qualities that Abel possesses. Always looking to better his operations, Raider tempts Abel with a chance at a different life."
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #86
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Kate Sherron
When painfully shy Marble Pie tries to make friends at school, she ends up panicking and agreeing to throw a party instead! Good thing she's got a sister who's known for throwing just about the most amazing parties in all of Equestria-wait, it's not supposed to be Maud!"
Necromancers Map TPB
(W) Andrea Fort, Michael Christopher Heron (A/CA) Sam Beck
A new standalone Songs for the Dead story: Bethany, the necromancer with a heart of gold, and Elissar, her prone-to-brawling companion, are off to find the Covenant-a sanctuary for Bethany's otherwise reviled magic. Unfortunately, their map makes no sense. Seeking the help of a young wizard named Jonas, whose knowledge may unravel the map's secrets, Bethany and Elissar discover a mysterious illness plaguing The Foggard temple, home to the ancient order of mages. Double-unfortunately, Bethany and Elissar are not on the best of terms following the recent and violent encounter at Boulder's Envy."
Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower OGN
(W) Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy (A/CA) John Jennings
In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America's future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny and the birth of a new faith."
Once & Future #6
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora
With the fate of the world in the balance, Duncan must finally accept his role in the larger story. But has Gran trained him well enough to defeat the undead King of the Britons by himself?"
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) Tyler Kirkham
Roku faces her sharpest enemy ever, the Minister of Blades, in the epic final battle! Who lives? Who dies? Find out here!"
Runaway Princess OGN
(W) Johan Troianowski (A) Johan Troianowski
This princess can't resist the lure of adventure, but her parents aren't quite on board in this fantastical graphic novel perfect for fans of Princess in Black and Phoebe and Her Unicorn! Princesses don't run away to have their own adventures. Princesses stay quietly and obediently at home. They would never want mermaids and swamps and pirates and getting kidnapped to be a part of their lives. Not this princess! Adventures await when Robin (bored of princess-ing all the time) embarks on the best adventure of her life-meeting friends along the way as she travels through the magical landscape of her country. But her parents aren't so pleased-and they're coming to find her and bring her back to the castle, no matter how she feels about it! Available in softcover and hardcover editions."
Sailor Moon: Eternal Edition Vol. 07
(W) Naoko Takeuchi (A/CA) Naoko Takeuchi
Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she's never gotten good grades, and, well, she's a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation!"
Sera and the Royal Stars Vol. 01 TPB
(W) Jon Tsuei (A/CA) Audrey Mok
Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens. Despite her kingdom and her troops' need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars-now trapped on earth-and save her people from dearth and death."
Steven Universe #36
(W) Taylor Robin (A) S.M. Mara (CA) Missy Pena
Steven and Connie discover that books around the library have disappeared!
It's up to the two of them to confront the small worm-like corrupted gem responsible for this dastardly crime-and maybe learn more about Gem history while they're at it!"
Tamba Child Soldier OGN
(W) Marion Achard (A) Yan Degruel
""My name is Tamba Cisso. When I was eight years old, I lived in the village with my father, my mother and my sister. I went to school and had learned to read. I knew there was war in my country, but I didn't know that children could wage it."" Providing a testimonial to one of the most heart-wrenching and chilling developments in modern warfare, this graphic novel chronicles the realities of hundreds of thousands across the world, kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities."
(W) Phillip Sevy (A/CA) Phillip Sevy
This is it. The moment we've been building to since the beginning is here. The finale of this exhilarating miniseries has arrived. Who will live? Who will die? How will it all end? Find out here."
Vampironica: New Blood #2
(W) Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci (A/CA) Audrey Mok
BRAND NEW SERIES! Veronica digs deeper into her family's vampire history, uncovering a shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Archie and Betty have a dangerous encounter with Fangs--one they barely escape!"
Wonder Twins #11
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
Colonel 86-the malfunctioning supercomputer that still thinks it's 1986-has taken over the world! As its obsolete memory creates one disaster after another, the Wonder Twins must team up with Filo and Polly Math to stop it!"
Wonder Woman #750
(W) Vita Ayala, Marguerite Bennett, Kami Garcia, Dean Hale, Jeff Loveness, Steve Orlando, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Mariko Tamaki, Various Others (A) Elena Casagrande, Colleen Doran, Jesus Merino, Gabriel Picolo, Others (CA) Jo?lle Jones
An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic ""Year of the Villain"" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. Additionally, this oversized gem tells tales from Diana's past, present and future by some of the greatest storytellers in the business- including Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka!"