Femme Power Picks - October 30th
Scroll through our recommendations for October 30th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
The first of two new series we're picking up is...can you guess?...another new X-Men title! If you're like us, it might be starting to feel a little overwhelming, but we hope you're hanging on! If it helps, we can give a little context: writer Jonathan Hickman is currently rebooting the entire X-Men "Mutant-verse", which started with what was basically two mini, intertwining prequel series- House of X and Powers of X. After those set the stage, we kicked off the new X-Men world, called "Dawn of X", which includes six new series. The first three of these to be released in October, and the second three in November. That puts us at about the half way point, as this week the third and final October series is being released: Excalibur. This is one we're pretty excited for, as it includes two of our all-time favorite characters- Rogue and Jubilee! The second new title this week is one we actually know very little about, but are very intrigued to read! Pink Lemonade follows a quirky, bike riding character of the same name, who seems to love adventure but finds herself stuck in a pickle. We got a peek at some of the ultra-colorful interior art, and read a review where the one-and-only Trina Robbins said of the main character, "I want to go to lunch with her!," so we are excited to give this one a read!
While not a graphic novel per se, the first book we can't wait to pick up is the DC Women of Action! Not dissimilar from Marvel's recent book Powers of a Girl, this new book collects beautiful art and couples it with essays and descriptions of various badass women from throughout the DC Universe.
And in the world of graphic novels, there are two books that top our list: Black Mage and Street Angel: Deadliest Girl Alive. The first will be an exciting pick for anyone who's been wishing for Harry Potter comics! Black Mage follows Tom, the first student of color to be admitted to a historically white wizarding school. Though everyone believes this is a positive sign towards change, Tom starts receiving odd clues and creepy messages that lead him and his friend Lindsay stumbling upon a conspiracy that dates all the way back to the American Civil War. Our second graphic novel, Street Angel, follows the young homeless ninja known as Jesse "Street Angel" Sanchez. If you're life could use a tough-as-nails girl in it (who's couldn't!?), then look no further! Street Angel fights bullies, saves stray dogs, and even occasionally goes to gym class. You may recognize the character, as these, admittedly are not new stories. The nice thing is, for the first time you can have all the Street Angel stories collected into one volume!
There are also many returning favorites this week, such as Harleen, Ironheart (we are heartbroken to say- the final issue!), Queen of Bad Dreams (also final issue!), Runaways, 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!
Black Mage OGN
(W) Daniel Barnes (A/CA) D.J. Kirkland
When St. Ivory Academy, a historically white wizarding school, opens its doors to its first-ever black student, everyone believes that the wizarding community is finally taking its first crucial steps toward inclusivity. Or is it? When Tom Token, the beneficiary of the school's ""Magical Minority Initiative,"" begins uncovering weird clues and receiving creepy texts on his phone, he and his friend, Lindsay, stumble into a conspiracy that dates all the way back to the American Civil War, and could cost Tom his very soul."
Black Panther #17
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Daniel Acuna
Courageous Princess Vol. 01
DC Women of Action HC"SEP191669
Discovery of Anime and Manga HC
Giant Days: As Time Goes By #1
Holy Hannah OGN
Invisible Kingdom #6
Invisible Woman #4
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #2
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #4
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Marco Checchetto
BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight - but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy."
Jughead's Time Police #5
(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Derek Charm
It's a grand melee as Jugheads from every timeline battle each other to capture our current Jughead! Who will be victorious and what kind of burger toppings will they pick? You don't want to miss the thrilling conclusion to this fun sci-fi romp!"
Lily the Thief OGN
Marvel Action: Spider-Man Vol. 02
My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship #2
My Little Pony: Spirit of the Forest TPB
Necromancers Map #3
Nicola Traveling Around the Demons' World Vol. 01
Pink Lemonade #1
Punk Mambo TPB"JUL192302
Queen of Bad Dreams #5
Queens of Animation HC
Relics of Youth #2
Sanity & Tallulah Vol. 02
SFSX: Safe Sex #2
(W) Tina Horn (A) Michael Dowling (CA) Tula Lotay
On the run, Avory seeks help from an unexpected source. The entire Dirty Mind team gets horrifying news about a fallen friend that galvanizes them into action against the Party!"
Star Pig #4
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #3
(W) Si Spurrier (A/CA) Elsa Charretier
Street Angel: Deadliest Girl Alive OGN
Jesse ""Street Angel"" Sanchez is a homeless ninja girl on a skateboard! In between kicking ass and taking sandwiches, she fights bullies, street gangs, ninjas, the man, cocky superheroes, hunger, and the ninja industrial complex. She also rescues a stray dog, makes weird new friends, and saves Christmas!?! This collection includes all of Street Angel's Image Comics adventures, plus a couple of extra stories and behind-the-scenes materials.
Wonder Woman Annual #3