Femme Power Picks - November 20th
Scroll through our recommendations for November 20th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
The title we're eager to pick up this week is Heartbeat by the incomparable Maria Llovet of Barcelona. If you're not familiar with her work (like Faithless, and There's Nothing There), Maria is perhaps best known for her artist style, which is often described as erotic and provocative. In her new comic Heartbeat, Maria both pens the script and delivers the art, and though her signature style will be on display, the audience for this comic is meant to be more PG-13 than NC-17. The story follows high school outcast Eva, who discovers that the most popular boy in school has a terrible secret- he enjoys the taste of blood and has no problem resorting to murder to get his hand on it. Though horrified, Eva finds she is also intrigued, and willingly gets pulled into this new world and finds that this just might be the escape she has been looking for. This type of erotic thriller is not for everyone, but if anyone does it well, its Maria Llovet!
Also worth noting this week is a new Deadpool series, and while that might not always make the list (though we do have a soft-spot for the endlessly silly, pansexual Merc with a Mouth), this new series is written by one of our all-time favorites (Kelly Thompson!), and word on the street is Elsa Bloodstone (an amazingly badass monster hunter in the Marvel Universe) plays a big role in this new story!
In the world of graphic novels, we are excited to pick up the collected hardcover trade for Image Comics hit mini-series Little Bird! If you didn't read the five issue series as it was released in issue form, we highly recommend checking out this collection! Described as Saga meets Akira and The Handmaid's Tale with its dramatic and surreal world-building, the story follows 12-year-old Little Bird, a resistance fighter trying to discover her identity and blaze her own bath in a North America plagued by three decades of war. The big winner here for us is Ian Bertram's haunting art style, which is not to be missed!
There are also many returning favorites this week, such as Aero, Captain Marvel, Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter, Once & Future, 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!
Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel #1
(W) Emily Lerner (A) Andrea Broccardo (CA) David Nakayama
• Chewie's been Carnagized, and Carol ain't happy about it!
• It's Earth's Mightiest Hero against a symbiotic space cat - what more could you need?!"
After the Spring: A Story of Tunisian Youth OGN
Amazing Mary Jane #2"SEP190859
Beastars Vol. 03
Big Hero 6: The Series #1
Blade Runner 2019 Vol. 01
Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist's Journey Vol. 03
Captain Marel #12
Carmen San Diego Vol. 02: The Fishy Treasure Caper
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #2
Disney's Frozen: True Treasure #1
(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Eduard Petrovich (A/CA) Studio Kawaii
During a tribute to beloved King Agnarr and Queen Iduna of Arendelle, Elsa and Anna stumble upon some old boxes of their parents' belongings. What they find inside sparks one of their youngest childhood memories-and they begin an adventure of mystery and surprise.
o A lead-up to the highly anticipated film, Disney Frozen 2, in theaters November 22, 2019!"
(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar
Betsy Braddock is Captain Britain, but a citizen of Krakoa. With Rogue's condition a mystery, the team heads to the one place that has always been the seat of Excalibur's power - the Lighthouse."
Excellence Vol. 01 TPB
G.L.O.W. Vs. The Babyface #1
Gwenpool Strikes Back #4
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance Vol. 01 TPB
Justice League #36
Little Bird: The Fight for Elders Hope HC"AUG190079
Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship OGN
Marvel Action: Black Panther #6
My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship #3
Necromancers Map #4
Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim Vol. 03 TPB
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Eva Cabrera (CA) Phillip Sevy
The Fighting Kims are back! Kim & Kim trade their denim vests and spiked chokers for tuxes and gowns as they infiltrate the glitzy space colony of Santa Palma to try and con a master thief. But, as usual, everything goes to hell... and it's definitely Kim Q's fault. Come on, Kim. Get your life together. A brand new adventure from writer Magdalene Visaggio, artist Eva Cabrera, colorist Claudia Aguirre, and letterer Zakk Saam, the original creative team behind the GLAAD & Eisner nominated Kim & Kim! Collects issues 1-5. "
Once & Future #4
Outer Darkness #12
Ran and the Gray World Vol. 05
The bloody thrill ride reaches new heights by New York Times bestselling writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and stunning artist Ram n F. Bachs (Detective Comics)!
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Vol. 01
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Andy Fish, Jack Morelli (A/CA) Veronica Fish
Kelly Thompson (Uncanny X-Men) and artists Veronica Fish and Andy Fish (Spider-Woman, Archie) team-up to tell the story of Sabrina Spellman, a teen witch who's struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD! Collects Sabrina the Teenage Witch issues #1-5."
SFSX: Safe Sex #3
"HORIZONTAL""-Wonder what it would be like to go behind the scenes at the Dirty Mind? Take a tour of this decadent underworld just as its denizens realize they need to take a stand for everything they believe in. This issue features the talents of guest artist Alejandra Gutiérrez! "
Show's End #4
Something is Killing the Children #3
Star Wars #75
Steven Universe #34
Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #5
You Are Obsolete #3