Femme Power Picks - October 23rd
Scroll through our recommendations for October 23rd's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
There are three new series we're picking up this week, and they offer three very different stories! First up, we have the next official title in the new Mutant-verse post House of X and Powers of X, and now X-Men #1: Marauders #1! Set in the new dawn of Mutantkind, a team led by Kate (once "Kitty") Pryde sails the seas in order to protect those mutants still hated and feared by humans. We happen to be big fans of Kitty Pryde, but considering her team also includes favorites Storm, Emma Frost, and Iceman- we can't wait to follow this team on their new adventures! Another familiar character, Mary Jane Watson, has a new story in this week's Amazing Mary Jane! Spinning out of Amazing Spider-Man #25, the story follows Mary Jane as she heads out on her own to finally pursue her Hollywood dreams! Mary Jane is certainly no stranger to a little drama in life, and this new series promises plenty of it, plus action, glamour, grit and sass! Last but not least comes a new spooky read from Dark Horse Comics called Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter. The series follows aspiring reporter Jerri, who begrudgingly takes a gig hosting the late-night horror movies for her small town TV studio after the existing host goes missing. On her first night, Jerri discovers the gig might include more than meets the eye, when she suddenly comes face-to-face with a werewolf! Can you think of a more perfect read for the week before Halloween?!
In the world of graphic novels, we've got two great picks this week! These are both titles we were lucky enough to get preview copies of a few months back, and they are honestly two titles we LOVE! The first, Black Canary: Ignite, follows a favorite Bird of Prey, Dinah Lance, as a big dreaming thirteen-year-old! First she plans to win Battle of the Bands with friends, and then join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad! But suddenly, a mysterious figure starts appearing that none only interferes with Dinah's goals, but threatens her friends and family and brings forward a secret from the past. Oh and did we mention this is written by Meg Cabot, of The Princess Diaries fame?! The second title we highly recommend is entitled Cosmoknights. Admittedly it was the coloring of this book, beautiful jewel tones that gave us some vaguely Jen Bartel vibes, that first made us excited to read it. Once we dove in and discovered a world full of powerful, queer women fighting (literally- with giant robots!) for what they believe in- well then we knew we had a new favorite!
There are also many returning favorites this week, such as Batgirl, Fearless, Lumberjanes, Sera and the Royal Stars, 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!
Adventure Time: Marceline TPB
(W) Faith Erin Hicks, Hanna K, S. M. Vidaurri, Various (A) Various (CA) Design Cover
* SCREAM WITH THE VAMPIRE QUEEN !
* It 's Adventure Time with Marceline and you! Join Marceline the Vampire Queen on a rocking tour throughout all her best adventures in the Land of Ooo. From going with Princess Bubblegum on a band tour with the Scream Queens, to derby racing across the Ice Kingdom, to banding together with Finn and Jake to fight her monstrous dad Hunson Abadeer, Adventure Time.: Marceline collects all the stories that make the Eisner Award-winning series perfect for fans of all ages.
* Join an all-star cast of creators, including Faith Erin Hicks (Buffy: The High School Years), Hanna K (Adventure Time, Storyboarder), S.M. Vidaurri (Steven Universe: Harmony), Aatmaja Pandya (Elements: Fire), Jorge Monlongo (Over the Garden Wall.: Hollow Town), and more in this timeless collection of Marceline 's greatest Adventure Time stories!"
Agents of Atlas #3
Amazing Mary Jane #1
Ascender Vol. 01 TPB
Batman: Curse of the White Knight #4
Betty and Veronica Friends Forever: Supernatural Stories #1
Black Canary: Ignite OGN
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Slay Like A Girl"AUG192176
Cosmoknights Vol. 01 TPB
Pan's life used to be very small. Work in her dad's body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn't even matter that Tara was a princess... until one day it very much did matter, and Pan had to say goodbye forever. Years later, when a charismatic pair of off-world gladiators show up on her doorstep, she finds that life might not be as small as she thought. On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world... and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down."
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1
(W) David Dastmalchian (A/CA) Lukas Ketner
Doctor Mirage #3
Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow #1
Goldie Vance TPB Gift Set
* Sixteen-year-old Marigold ""Goldie "" Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it's her dream to one day become the hotel 's in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can't crack, together they utilize her smarts, skills, and connections to solve the mystery !
Hex Wives TPB
Invisible Kingdom Vol. 01 TPB
Jane Foster: Valkyrie #4"AUG191062
Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 02
(W) Si Spurrier, Philip Kennedy Johnson (A) Kelly Matthews (CA) Jae Lee
* The legend continues in an official sequel to Jim Henson 's beloved fantasy film, THE DARK CRYSTAL. Jen and Kira's greatest fear has been realized as the Crystal is broken once more.
Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #3
Justice League Dark #16
The Long Con Vol. 02
Marvel Action: Avengers Vol. 02 TPB
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Sean Parsons, Jimmy Reyes (A/CA) Jon Sommariva
Magic and mayhem collide for more mighty Marvel action in this new adventure featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Thor, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange have gone missing! Forced to face fiendish foes without their teammates, can the rest of the Avengers find their friends before it's too late? Collects issues #4-6."
Marvel Action: Spider-Man #10
Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Missing Adults OGN
Naomi Season One TPB
O Maidens in Your Savage Season Vol. 04
Rat Queens #19
Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica #6
Sera and the Royal Stars #4
Show's End #3
Star Wars #73
Steven Universe #33
Wonder Woman #81
Wonder Woman Vol. 01
You Are Obsolete #2