Femme Power Picks - January 8th

It's almost New Comic Book Day this first full week of the new year!!! Scroll through our recommendations for January 8th's releases, listed below!

For new periodical comics this week, we have Star making her comic series debut spinning out of the pages of Captain Marvel, for her new self-titled series! After failing to kill Captain Marvel, Ripley Ryan found herself locked up in the Raft. When the Reality Stone finds her, no prison is strong enough to hold her and Ripley shows us what the Infinity Stones are truly capable of!

If you read our month post then you'll know that we are super excited for the release of Go With the Flow this week! After noticing the boy's football team had brand-new uniforms and equipment while the girls restroom continued to go without feminine hygiene products, four best friends decide to take things into their own hands. The story follows these four friends over the course of their freshman year as they fight for what they believe in.

Some of the returning favorites this week include; 20XX, Black Cat, Ghost-Spider, Plot, Supergirl 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!


20th Century Boys Vol. 06

"OCT192310

(W) Naoki Urasawa (A/CA) Naoki Urasawa

""My father is the Friend?"" Kanna asks as she confronts the grim truth. With a heart full of despair, it will take everything for Kanna to continue the fight against the Friends. Meanwhile, Koizumi and Sadakiyo manage to escape the pursuit of the Dream Navigators, but not for long. Can Kanna, caught in an emotional struggle between her fate and the future of the Earth, step forward and head to the rescue of Koizumi? As our heroes continue their fight against the Friends, longtime secrets are revealed and more of Kenji's friends reunite. The war against the Friends has reached yet another crescendo...

For older teen audiences."

20XX #2

"NOV190127
(W) Lauren Keely, Jonathan Luna (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
After her violent introduction to the world of sym gangs, Mer struggles to accept her new identity and is forced to become what she hates the most. Nuon gets a mission, and Mer takes solace in their newfound friendship."

Aero #7

"NOV190937
(W) Zhou Liefen, Amy Chu (A) Keng (CA) Eduard Petrovich
THE MADAME OF MYSTERY AND MENACE!
• LEI LING finally faces MADAME HUANG!
• But who is Huang and will her experience and power stop AERO in her tracks?
• And will Aero be able to crack the mystery of the crystal jade towers and creatures infiltrating Shanghai before they take over the city?"

Amazing Mary Jane #4

"NOV190917
(W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Humberto Ramos
What happened to ""Spider-Man""?
• Despite the SAVAGE SIX'S ongoing assaults, the show goes on! With a little help from some amazing friends.
• MARY JANE and MYSTERIO are bonding under battlefield filming conditions, but their Spider-Man can't take it!  
• Where did he go? And WHO could POSSIBLY replace him?! And how will THEY feel about Team MJ-STERIO?"

Ascender #8

"OCT190186
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
""THE DEAD SEA,"" Part Three
The Vamps may rule this strange new universe but that won't save them from Kanto, The Blood Scrapper-the most badass vampire hunter in the galaxy!"

Bakemonogatari Vol. 02

"NOV192217
(W) Nisioisin (A) Oh Great
From the bestselling novel series by renowned author NISIOISIN, comes the manga adaptation of the Monogatari series, with artwork by Oh! great! One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips and falls. But the girl, much to his surprise, doesn't weigh anything! At all. She says an encounter with a so-called ""crab"" took away all her weight... Monsters have been here since the beginning. Always. Everywhere..."

Black Cat #8

"NOV190907
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Dike Ruan, Annie Wu (CA) J. Scott Campbell
• Black Cat and the Thieves Guild are now in an all-out WAR!
• In wars, there are casualties and Felicia needs to get someone she loves out of the city immediately.
• But can she trust THE BEETLE (fresh off her AMAZING SPIDER-MAN supporting role) to help her?"

Black Panther Vol. 08 TPB

"SEP190983
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Daniel Acuna
Has T'Challa learned what it means to be king just in time to lose his kingdom? Weeks ago, the Black Panther disappeared on a mission into deep space, leaving behind his country, his family and the woman he loves. Now, at last, find out what Wakanda Prime has done without its king! And light-years away, as the race against Emperor N'Jadaka's expansion continues, the goddess Bast makes a dramatic move and T'Challa reaches out for the life he left behind! The Maroons are looking to turn the tide, but when N'Jadaka comes for his revenge, will T'Challa's plan be enough to free those the Empire has enslaved and open his pathway home? And even if he can, can he truly rid himself of the Intergalactic Empire and its despotic ruler? Collecting BLACK PANTHER (2018) #13-18."

Black Widow TPB

"NOV190983
(W) Paul Cornell, More (A) John Paul Leon, More (CA) Adi Granov
Thrilling adventures of Marvel's deadliest superspy! Natasha's shadowy past once again threatens all she holds dear in a globe-hopping thriller! As the Black Widow's house of cards comes crashing down around her, what will she do to keep her deepest secret buried? When a senator is seduced and assassinated, why does the trail followed by his journalist son lead back to Natasha? Meanwhile, espionage agents around the world are being assassinated by an all-new Ronin! The next two targets: Black Widow and Mockingbird! But Hawkeye is determined to unmask the killer! Let the spy games begin! Collecting BLACK WIDOW: DEADLY ORIGIN #1-4, BLACK WIDOW (2010) #1-8, WIDOWMAKER #1-4, FEAR ITSELF: BLACK WIDOW, BLACK WIDOW SAGA and material from ENTER THE HEROIC AGE #1 and IRON MAN: KISS AND KILL."

Black Widow: A Little Golden Book

"NOV191744
(W) Christy Webster
The Marvel Avenger known as Black Widow is ready to strike in her first Little Golden Book!
Meet Marvel's super-spy hero Black Widow, the Avenger who knows how to pack a punch even when faced with the baddest of the bad guys. Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book as they learn about the Black Widow, from all her amazing skills to her faithful friends and fiercest foes!"

Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams OGN

"NOV191780
(W) Steve Horton (A) Michael Allred
Inspired by the one and only superhero, extraterrestrial, and rock and roll deity in history, BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams is the original graphic memoir of the great Ziggy Stardust!

In life, David Bowie was one of the most magnetic icons of modern pop culture, seducing generations of fans with both his music and his counterculture persona. In death, the cult of Bowie has only intensified. As a musician alone, Bowie's legacy is remarkable, but his place in the popular imagination is due to so much more than his music. As a visual performer, he defied classification with his psychedelic aesthetics, his larger-than-life image, and his way of hovering on the border of the surreal.

BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams chronicles the rise of Bowie's career from obscurity to fame; and paralleled by the rise and fall of his alter ego as well as the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust. As the Spiders from Mars slowly implode, Bowie wrestles with his Ziggy persona. The outcome of this internal conflict will change not only David Bowie, but also, the world."

Buffy The Vampire Slayer #11

"NOV191242
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) David Lopez (CA) Marc Aspinall
HELLMOUTH TIE-IN! KENDRA THE VAMPIRE SLAYER IS HER!
There's a NEW SLAYER in town - and it's up to TEAM KENDRA to save the day! The all-new team of Willow, Cordelia and Kendra make their First Appearance together to save Sunnydale - but it also might be their last!"

Captain Marvel Vol. 02

"OCT191117
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Annapaola Martello, Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Mark Brooks
Captain Marvel enlists in the War of the Realms! The Dark Elf King Malekith and his allies have conquered Earth. At least, they think they have - and they've divided the spoils accordingly, with the Enchantress raising an army of the dead and staking a claim on South America. But Earth isn't going down without a fight, and Captain Marvel leads Black Widow and Doctor Strange into the land of the dead for a melee of myth and magic that Carol Danvers will never forget! Then, when her Kree heritage is exposed to the world in dramatic fashion, Carol goes from beloved hero to Public Enemy No. 1! And as a new hero steps into the limelight, Carol can't help but wonder: Does the world even need Captain Marvel? Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019) #6-11."

Catwoman #19

"NOV190442
(W) Jo?lle Jones (A/CA) Jo?lle Jones
The fight between Catwoman and Raina Creel turns personal, as the Creel goons descend on the pawn shop. Their target? Catwoman's right-hand man, Carlos. If your opponent has better weapons than you, it makes sense to take out the supplier. Especially when you have a new enforcer coming into town to put the hammer down."

Clock #1

"NOV190031

(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Colleen Doran

MINISERIES PREMIERE


Within three weeks, hundreds of millions of healthy people worldwide contract various forms of aggressive cancer, and the proliferation, seemingly a viral outbreak, stumps the best scientific minds available. But after a leading cancer researcher loses his wife and watches his nine-year-old daughter begin to succumb to the same illness, he must race against the clock to end a global conspiracy that could propel the world straight into WWIII...or worse."

Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

"OCT192165

(W) Janine Utell (A/CA) Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is both a driver and beneficiary of the welcoming of comics into the mainstream. Indeed, the seemingly simple binary of outside/inside seems perpetually troubled throughout the career of this important comics artist, known for Fun Home, Are You My Mother?, and Dykes to Watch Out For. This volume extends the body of scholarship on her work from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. In a definitive collection of original essays, scholars cover the span of Bechdel's career, providing insights on major themes in Bechdel's work, such as gender performativity, masculinity, lesbian politics and representation, trauma, life writing, and queer theory."

Constantly OGN

"NOV191792
(W) GG (A) GG
A poetic meditation rendered in beautiful pastels and black line on managing and struggling to get through the small tasks of every day. The claustrophobia of thought and the crippling of anxiety make any house haunted, any body possessed."

Daphne Byrne #1

"NOV190415

(W) Laura Marks (A) Kelley Jones (CA) Gerald Jablonski

In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body...an entity with unspeakable appetites. What does ""Brother"" want? And could she even stop him if she tried?

Writer Laura Marks (TV's Ray Donovan, The Expanse, and The Good Fight) and horror-art legend Kelley Jones (The Sandman, Batman: Red Rain) join forces to unleash spirits from beyond into the Hill House Comics line!"

Deadpool #2

"OCT190965
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
DEADPOOL'S KINGDOM...IS CRUMBLING!
• As Deadpool tries to build up his new monster kingdom, he keeps running into obstacles.
Obstacles named CAPTAIN AMERICA and ELSA BLOODSTONE.
• But they are far from his only problems: There's someone killing monsters, and their sights are set on those closest to Deadpool.
• Heavy hangs the head that wears the crown, particularly when it's in the sights of one of the deadliest people in the Marvel Universe!"

Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: Season Two #1

"NOV191902
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roberta Ingranata (CA) Paulina Ganucheau
Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and Witchblade artist Roberta Ingranata return for a brand new story in the 13th Doctor comic series. An epic adventure spinning off the new season starting in the new year, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. With her pals, Ryan, Yaz and Graham, the Doctor encounters a familiar foe, and it'll take a familiar face to stop them!"

Dollhouse Family #3

"NOV190502
(W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross, Vince Locke (CA) Jessica Dalva
Childhood ends. Children grow up. And young Alice is now a mother herself, raising her daughter alone in 1990s London. But the Dollhouse has never forgotten the promise that she made. The Dollhouse knows where she's gone. And so does Jenny, the ghost of the girl who died in her orphanage..."

Drifting Dragons Vol. 02

"NOV192176
(W) Taku Kuwabara (A/CA) Taku Kuwabara
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world - dragons! The daily routine aboard an airborne draking vessel springs to vivid life in this exquisitely crafted tale in the tradition of the lush, transporting fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki. Part travelogue, part imaginary cookbook, and part otherworldly slice of life, Drifting Dragons tells the stories of the Quin Zaza and the colorful band of misfits that makes up her crew."

Excalibur #5

"NOV190826
(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar
The Secret of Rogue's Coffin!
Locked in her mysterious coffin, Rogue dreams. Meanwhile, Apocalypse performs a ritual, and the throne of power changes hands. The reign of mutantkind reaches the Otherworld at last."

Fallen Angels #5

"NOV190832
(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?!?"

Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1

"NOV191233
(W) Greg Pak (A) Davide Gianfelice (CA) Ethan Young
After the shocking conclusion of Mal's journey with Boss Moon, Mal hands himself into the Alliance...but it turns out its not him they want.
The infamous Ma Reynolds is at the top of the Alliance's Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn't get to her first, the Alliance will!
Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, and what that will mean for the rest of the 'verse...and a new brewing war to end all wars."

Ghost-Spider #6

"NOV190909
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Ig Guara (CA) Greg Land
• Gwen Stacy a.k.a. GHOST-SPIDER has been attending college in the Marvel Universe!
• But the Marvel Universe is a dangerous place, especially for someone named Stacy.
• And while Gwen has already dealt with one psychotic stalker from the MU in the form of Miles Warren, it will have done little to prepare her for what's to come..."

Go With the Flow OGN

"NOV191734
(W) Karen Schneemann, Lily Williams (A) Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
When four best friends notice that the boys have brand-new football uniforms and equipment while the girls bathrooms are still shamefully bereft of feminine hygiene products, they decide to take matters into their own hands. They petition, they write letters, they make noise, and eventually maybe even go a little too far. This hilarious, poignant, and fresh coming-of-age story chronicles a year in the life of these four young women, from friends, to fights, to first crushes as they navigate the treacherous landscape of freshman year and learn that some fights are worth all the trouble. Available in softcover and hardcover editions."

Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #5

"NOV190458
(W) Jody Houser (A) Adriana Melo, Mark Morales (CA) Mikel Janin
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have had it up to here with the Floronic Man's attacks, and now they're ready to bring the fight to him. The only problem is...they don't know where to find him! So they seek out the help of Batwoman-who's hesitant to believe in the good intentions of former villains. Will Harley and Ivy convince Batwoman that they can be trusted in time to save their own skins from the Floronic Man?"

House of Whispers #17

"NOV190507
(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike ""Domo"" Stanton
Young Poquita has fled the abusive foster family that's held her hostage...but in an abandoned refugee prison on the southern border, she'll find that her traveling companion is not the kindly, grateful kitten she started the journey with. It's an aspect of the Corinthian made flesh...and Erzulie may not hear her cries in time to intervene!"

Magicians #3

"NOV191294
(W) Lilah Sturges, Lev Grossman (A) Pius Bak (CA) Qistina Khalidah
After the shocking conclusion of the last issue, the five students chosen to learn battle magic are forced to confront the terrible consequences of what they've done, and what it could mean for the future of Brakebills. As tensions mount, the traditional Brakebills students and the newly admitted hedges begin to turn on one another."

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #11

"NOV190926

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich

As a monster of Ms. Marvel's own making wreaks havoc across New Jersey, Kamala's father clings desperately to life in the hospital. When Kamala is forced to choose between her heroic duties and her heart, which will win out?"

Marie Curie and Radioactivity OGN

"NOV191760

(W) Jordi Bayarri (A) Jordi Bayarri

At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography follows Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France. It also spotlights her work with Pierre Curie and her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I."

Miles Morales: The End #1

"NOV190793

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Damion Scott (CA) Rahzzah

THE FINAL MILES MORALES STORY!

Humanity makes its last stand in the only place strong enough to survive: BROOKLYN. Former Spider-Man, Miles Morales, leads the last bastion of civilization into the future! Penned by MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN author SALADIN AHMED!"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #85

"OCT190748

(W) Mary Kenney (A/CA) Casey Coller

Applejack helps Apple Bloom learn about the meaning of courage when she tells her sister a story about facing the biggest fear she had as a young filly: the water! Will AJ's tale help boost her sister's confidence? Or will it just make Apple Bloom more nervous?!"

New Mutants #5

"NOV190815

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Rod Reis

THE EXPLOSIVE RETURN OF CANNONBALL! The team has reached the Shi'ar Galaxy only to find the empire in turmoil! Deathbird returns and she won't let Bobby and Sam get in the way of what she wants!"

Plot #4

"OCT192191

(W) Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel (A/CA) Josh Hixson

The cold, ashen hands of what once was reach into the now... and give a little push."

Pretty Deadly: Rat #5

"NOV190162
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios

MINISERIES FINALE

Clara speaks.

The finale issue of ""The Rat"" story arc-set in the classic Golden Age of Hollywood-and the newest installment in the popular mythic fantasy series.

""The Rat"" is the midway point in the PRETTY DEADLY series, with upcoming volumes including the fourth story arc, ""The Butterfly,"" which will look backward to reveal Alice's origins, and the fifth story arc, which will push the series to its conclusion in the Great Depression."

Relics of Youth #4

"OCT192197

(W) Matt Nicholas, Chad Rebmann (A/CA) Skylar Patridge

Is it all over? Serena's forces have laid claim to the Fountain of Youth, as Nat confronts the reality of Derek's terminal cancer. With Queen Adela launching a last bid assault on the pirate intruders, Nat and the other teenagers are faced with a choice: Leave one of their own to die, or embrace their destiny and protect the Oshtia Island from the true nature of man."

Ronin Island #9

"NOV191268

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis

Denied re-entry to the island, and with the combined forces of the Shogun and the bandits closing in, Hana and Kenichi prepare for the battle of their lives."

Sonata #7

"NOV190169

(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin

NEW STORY ARC


""THE CITADEL: RISE,"" Part One

War comes to Perdita as Sonata finds herself lost in a desolate landscape where death has dominion over all. Is this a vision of the past, the future or something outside of time and space?"

Star #1

"NOV190799

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Javier Pina (CA) Carmen Nunez Carnero

BORN OF THE REALITY STONE, THE BREAKOUT CHARACTER FROM CAPTAIN MARVEL FLIES SOLO!

Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan rocked New York City when she became the hero STAR, adored by everyone. But in truth she was Dr. Minerva's attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier. Desperate for the strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel - and failed. Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft...or so she thought. The Reality Stone has found her, and now no prison can hold her. You thought you knew what the Infinity Stones were capable of. Think again. "

Stranger Things: Into the Fire #1

"NOV190176

(W) Jody Houser, Ryan Kelly (A) Le Beau L. Underwood (CA) Viktor Kalvachev

Years after escaping Hawkins Lab, two of Dr. Brenner's former subjects seek to live normal lives. When news reaches them that the lab was shut down, they go on a harrowing search for Nine, a powerful pyrokinetic whose shattered psyche threatens to burn them all to ashes if they can't find her and free her from her own malevolent imagination.

* A pyrokinetic Hawkins Lab subject!

* See the true effects of Dr. Brenner's meddling experiments."

Strikeforce #5

"NOV190877

(W) Tini Howard (A) Jacopo Camagni (CA) Juan Jose Ryp

GHOST IN THE MACHINE!

Someone is tinkering with the boundaries between life and death - or human and machine. This team has dealt with undead before, but death is due an upgrade. And no one is prepared for this digital revolution!"

Supergirl #38

"NOV190486

(W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott (CA) Mike Perkins

After Batman and Superman couldn't stop the Infected Supergirl from trying to thee entire world, they knew they had to call in the only person they trust can bring Kara back...Wonder Woman! Will Diana's compassion be enough to cure Kara of the infection that's taken over? If not, what's a fight between an uninhibited Kryptonian power house against a god like? You'll find out here!"

Witchblade #17

"MAY190115

(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata

""LAST DAYS,"" Part Five: Weakened and unable to access her full power after her latest encounter with Haley, Alex plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the person controlling Haley from the shadows. The barrier between New York and Hell comes down."

X-Force #5

"NOV190821

(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."

Young Justice #12

"NOV190515

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Timms

WONDER COMICS

It's an epic Wonder Comics crossover: Naomi, the Wonder Twins, and Young Justice all come together for the first time to confront the secrets behind the entire first year of the teen team's series. Where did Connor Kent come from? Why does Bart Allen remember everyone but no one else does? How does it all connect to Jinny Hex's trunk? It's a Wonder Comics blockbuster!"

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