Femme Power Picks - January 29
Scroll through our recommendations for January 29th's releases, listed below!
This is a wonderful week for graphic novels, with Robin Ha's Almost American Girl topping our list! This beautiful memoir follows young Robin, the only child to a single mother in South Korea, when a trip to Alabama becomes a permanent relocation! Robin is devastated when her mother announces she is getting married and Robin must now start school in a new city (and country!) with no friends and none of her beloved comics all in a place where she doesn't speak the language. Receiving rave reviews from early readers, we can't wait to add this one to our collection!
Also this week are a number of great choices for younger readers! The first, Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier tells a deeply interesting yet easily digestible history NASA's female astronauts! We were lucky enough to read this book a few months back and learned so much! The adorable illustrations by Maris Wicks help balance a history heavy text, making it a great choice for readers of all ages. If you're looking for a fiction read, then look no further than the new graphic novel from DC Comics titled Shadow of The Batgirl! Follow teenage assassin Cassandra Cain as she takes on the mantle of Batgirl when the "real" heroine goes missing from Gotham City! If like us you can't wait for the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, then this is a great way to meet the young Cassandra Cain before she hits the big screen next week!
Some of the returning favorites this week include; Monstress, Jessica Jones: Blind Spot, Something is Killing the Children, 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!
Alice: Secret Agent of Wonderland OGN
(W) Katie Schenkel (A) Fernando Cano
Alice is a skilled pre-teen secret agent, but when she joins the forces of Wonderland, she's in over her head. Nothing they do makes sense! Mr. White, the new boss, is always running late for something. Maddie makes wacky gadgets and hats but stops for tea every hour. And Alice's new partner, Kitty, literally disappears during their mission training. How can Alice sneak into the evil Queenie Hearts's garden party and stop her top-secret, world-ending plan amid all this madness? With Far Out Classic Stories, experience Alice's Adventures in Wonderland like never before in this twisted graphic novel retelling for kids."
Almost American Girl OGN
Astronauts: Women on Final Frontier OGN
Avengers of the Wastelands #1
Bat and the Cat: 80 Years of Romance HC
Birds of Prey: Murder and Mystery TPB
Black Stars Above #3
Black Widow Widowmaker TPB
Captain Marvel: The End #1
Casper Presents Wendy & The Witch Widow
Clue: Candlestick TPB
DC Super Hero Girls Giant #2"NOV190422
Ducktales Vol. 07 TPB
Fallen Angels #6
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Ashley Witter
HARK! MORE ANGELS FALL!
Husk and Bling! Join Psylocke and company on their mission to stave off Apoth and his children! Then - Cable turns on X-23?!?"
Invisible Kingdom #9
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward
With the lives of three ships' crews on the line, Grix reveals the sum of what she knows to Captain Turo-and does not get the response she expected."
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2
Justice League #39
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says farewell to the Justice League with a special story that both winds down all the things he started in issue #1-and nods toward everything that comes next in the DC Universe."
Justice League Dark #19
New Mutants #6
Princeless Raven The Pirate Princess: Year Three TPB
Read Only Memories #2
Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica #8
Scream: Curse of Carnage #3
Sex Criminals #26
Shadow of the Batgirl OGN
Snapdragon Vol. 01 OGN
Something is Killing The Children #5
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera
The time for investigation is over. The hunt begins, as Erica Slaughter brings her namesake to the monsters of Archer's Peak."
(W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Will Robson
• Zeb Wells and Will Robson, authors of your favorite comic book of the year - SPIDER-HAM #1 - reunite for the series' stunning SECOND ISSUE!
• But what threat could be so dangerous - so DEADLY - that it imperils the Marvel Multiverse's porcine protector... even with his cartoonish resistance to injury?!"
Star Wars #2
(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!"
Star Wars Adventures #30
(W) John Barber, Michael Moreci (A) David M Buisan (A/CA) Arianna Florean
Learn more about the heroes and villains of The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his unstoppable First Order army!"
Star Wars Adventures Omnibus Vol. 01
(W) Landry Quinn Walker, Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, Alan Tudyk, Shannon Eric Denton, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Delilah Dawson, Sholly Fisch, Shaun Manning, Paul Crilley, Otis Frampton, Cavan Scott (A) Jon Sommariva, Sean Parsons, Elsa Charretier, Eric Jones, Arianna Florean, Annie Wu, Sean Cheeks Galloway, Jamal Peppers, Cassey Kuo, Gary Martin, Chad Thomas, Philip Murphy, Otis Frampton, Mauricet (A/CA) Derek Charm
Travel to a galaxy far, far away as a rotating cast of characters (and creators!) journey through Star Wars history! Characters major and minor, classic and new, expand the world of Star Wars into new territory, telling larger-than-life stories that encapsulate the breadth of the galactic struggle between good and evil for a new generation of fans.
For fans of all ages with a mix of old and new characters, Star Wars Adventures will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike! Collects issues #0-8, 10, 11, the 2018 Free Comic Book Day issue, and the 2018 Annual."
Suicide Squad #2
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
After the absolute carnage of Suicide Squad #1, a new Task Force X has been assembled-even before the bodies of teammates and friends have had a chance to cool! What's left standing may be the most capable and uncompromising Suicide Squad ever brought together. But it's also the most divided. Forced to fulfill the agenda of a cruel new taskmaster, this Squad might survive their next mission, but they may not survive each other."
Thor Vol. 02 TPB
(W) Jason Aaron, More (A) Esad Ribic, More (CA) Russell Dauterman
Jason Aaron's legendary saga continues - with more Thors than ever before! In the last days of Midgard, the Thunder God fights to save his adopted home from Roxxon - and its monstrous boss! But when the Son of Odin is rendered unworthy to lift Mjolnir, a new hero rises - Thor, Goddess of Thunder! Who is the mystery woman who now commands the thunder and lightning? Wouldn't Malekith, Odin and the Odinson himself love to know! Plus, Old King Thor battles Galactus at the end of time! Young Thor tries to prove himself worthy! The Girls of Thunder! The accursed origin of Malekith! The beginnings of the War of the Realms! And - when the Multiverse is shattered by SECRET WARS - an army of Thors police Battleworld! Collecting THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #19-25, THOR (2014) #1-8, THOR ANNUAL (2015) #1 and THORS #1-4."
Touching Evil #3
(W) Dan Dougherty (A) Dan Dougherty
After a nightmarish introduction to her newfound powers, Ada learns more about the curse that lets her kill evil with the touch of her hand. Meanwhile, a mysterious inmate makes a bold proposal to Warden Nidmore to bring the curse back to his prison for good."
Vagrant Queen: A Planet Called Doom #1
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Jason Smith
Get ready-Vagrant Queen is BACK! Elida Al-feyr has finally managed to build a happy life... until a mysterious man in an ancient white ship shows up and takes it all away. And hey, where the hell is Isaac?"
(W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Dustin Weaver
DEADLY CHOICES CARRY DARK CONSEQUENCES!
First, Domino and Forge have to pick up the pieces as the team faces a major setback! Then, Beast takes matters into his own hands when a piece of new technology threatens the safety of the nation."