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

The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda has come to Earth! And that's not all. Someone has dug up the body of Eric Killmonger - and it's about to fall into the hands of an angry god. It's the end of an arc - and the end of an era for the Black Panther!"

Courageous Princess Vol. 01

(W) Rod Espinosa (A/CA) Rod Espinosa

Once upon a time, a greedy dragon kidnapped a beloved princess . . . But if you think she just waited around for some charming prince to rescue her, then you're in for a surprise! Princess Mabelrose has enough brains and bravery to fend for herself!"

DC Women of Action HC

(W) Shea Fontana (A) Various

For decades, super-heroes have inspired us to reach new heights, find strength in adversity, and access our inner power. This gorgeously illustrated collection tracks this progress, profiling the fiercest, strongest, and most independent female super-heroes and super-villains in the DC Universe, along with the real-life women integral to their development. Featuring Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Hawkgirl, Black Canary, Amanda Waller, and many more, this lush volume is a vivid celebration of the amazing, inspirational women of DC."

Discovery of Anime and Manga HC

(W) Phil Amara, Oliver Chin (A) Juan Calle

This is the first English children's picture book that explores how Japanese animation and comics came to be. The cute red panda Dao makes history come alive by transporting the kids Emma and Ethan back in time. Together they learn how fantastic creations came to be and zip back to the future! This dynamically illustrated tale follows the evolution of Japan's fantastic comics and animation in the last century. Published in a rainbow of media, these forms of entertainment became synonymous with Japanese pop culture. The story showcases iconic characters, best-selling series, and award-winning creators. Iconic shows are brought to life with the amazing artwork of Juan Calle, himself a fan of anime and manga since his childhood."

Excalibur #1

(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar

The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side - Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee...and Apocalypse."

Giant Days: As Time Goes By #1

(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin

* One year after their graduation from university, Esther De Groot and Daisy Wooten are back in Sheffield for a reunion with Susan and McGraw.
* The year apart has not been easy for all of them, and this reunion will only draw out the secrets they have all been keeping for too long!
* The series finale of one of the most acclaimed comics series of the decade reveals the future of everyone's favorite best friends!"

Harleen #2

(W) Stejpan Sejic (A/CA) Stejpan Sejic

Despite the strongest objections from every possible authority-including district attorney Harvey Dent-Dr. Harleen Quinzel's found herself with free access to every inmate in Arkham Asylum, where she desperately pursues a revolutionary and highly controversial cure to the insanity of Gotham. But her work with the city's super-criminals quickly muddies the waters of good and evil, and in the deepest, darkest padded rooms of Arkham, even the words of a mad clown start making sense!"

Holy Hannah OGN

(W) Will Dinski (A) Will Dinski

Hannah, a successful tech entrepreneur, decides to drop out of society and create a new social app, ""Know Me."" She's invited to test the app on a small religious community, the Church of Love and Devotion. The results go way beyond any intended consequences as lines separating the self, technology, and belief become blurred and lead to religious cult indoctrination. Loosely inspired by the life of the notorious Jim Jones and updated for the social media age, Holy Hannah explores family and the ways in which people's lives become intertwined in unexpected and toxic ways."

Invisible Kingdom #6

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward

A fierce beginning to arc two of the astronomical hit series! Desperate after a devastating battle, the Sundog is stranded and running out of fuel-and they turn to Vess' breathtaking home planet of Rool for help. But just as unexpected bonds and newfound strength begin to reveal themselves . . . so does a new and terrifying gang of spacefaring renegades."

Invisible Woman #4

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Adam Hughes

Lost in a foreign land, cut off from her friends and family, Susan Richards is on the hunt. When she learn(S) the true secrets behind her former S.H.I.E.L.D. partner, what she finds out rocks her world and endangers millions!"

Ironheart #11

(W) Eve Ewing (A/CA) Luciano Vecchio

Finally, Riri, Shuri, and Silhouette have made it to the Wellspring of Power. But they find themselves confronting the full force of the Ten Rings, and for Riri, the identity of one Ten Rings member hits a little too close to home."

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #2

(W) Nicole Andelfinger (A) Matias Balsa (CA) Mona Finden

The epic tale of our Gelfling hero continues as his quest places him in mortal danger from some of thef iercest creatures on Thra."

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #4


(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Marco Checchetto


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

(W) Janne Kukkonen (A) Janne Kukkonen

In this middle grade fantasy adventure graphic novel, a young girl tries to make a name for herself in a secret and perilous society of thieves. Lily is a young novice who dreams of being a master thief. That's not easy when Guildmaster of Thieves only assigns you the lowliest jobs: grave robbing and pick-pocketing. But on one of these meager quests Lily unearths a plot involving ancient kings and long-forgotten gods-a secret that could destroy the whole world. Lily the Thief is a smash hit in Finland, where it was honored in the comics category of the Finlandia prize, the country's most prestigious literary award. It's also being published in France and Germany, and an animation series is in early development. Available in softcover and hardcover."

Marvel Action: Spider-Man Vol. 02

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Christopher Jones

Well, maybe nothing except homework and an internship at the Daily Bugle, not to mention being stalked by a new dangerous foe... Kraven the Hunter! One by one, the Spiders fall into Kraven's web, but the final showdown looms on a battlefield of the hunter's choosing. Could this be the end for Peter, Miles, and Gwen? Collects issues #4-6 of the Marvel Action: Spider-Man series."

My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship #2

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Tony Fleecs

With the Feats of Friendship underway, the Young Six-plus Swift Foot-look to get ahead of the competition! On the schedule? Gathering apples from Sweet Apple Acres, building a bridge across Stable Rapids River, and outwitting the Chimera! Shouldn't be a problem for our heroes, right? If only they could just get along... and why does Swift Foot seem so happy about all this fighting, huh?! "

My Little Pony: Spirit of the Forest TPB

(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Brenda Hickey

Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders as they embark on another mystery filled with action and adventure when a trip to the woods leads them to discover it's filled with trash! What could be causing this mess and what can they do about it? It looks like another mystery that Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle will have to solve, but one where not everything is as it seems. Ponies start seeing weird shapes, hearing unknown sounds, and losing things, but it couldn't actually be the Spirit of the Forest, right?"

Necromancers Map #3

(W) Andrea Fort, Michael Christopher Heron (A/CA) Sam Beck
With Jonas joining Bethany and Elissar on their pilgrimage, their destination is now clear: Reach the capital city of Vallagard to translate the encrypted map. But riding in the open proves to be a terrible mistake, when an old enemy learns of their travels. Finding an ancient windmill for respite, the heroes will be forced to stand together-despite their uncertain bonds as a trio-against a dangerous assault."

Nicola Traveling Around the Demons' World Vol. 01

(W) Asaya Miyanaga (A/CA) Asaya Miyanaga

The Demon World is a big place, but young Nicola and her demonic pal are off to explore it!
In a land populated by demons, Nicola stands out: she's a human girl traveling with her demon friend Simon. The spirited Nicola often gets in over her head, but she's got her own magic powers to help her out when things get tough! This beautifully drawn manga has a unique art style reminiscent of a European children's book, and features an enchanting atmosphere like well-known tales The Moomins and Hilda."

Pink Lemonade #1

(W) Nick Cagnetti (A/CA) Nick Cagnetti

Mysterious past... colorful costume... altruistic... nomadic lifestyle... it's all pretty cool! Pink Lemonade dreams of doing big things. She just wants to be good and help where she can. But things don't always work out the way we plan. And soon Pink Lemonade finds herself in jail, after a big misunderstanding with some cops, while trying to help a child. And just when you think she's sunk, a powerful man shows up with an offer she may not be able to refuse! But is it too good to be true? A story full of both fun and mystery, readers are sure to get lost in her strange, action-packed adventures!"

Punk Mambo TPB

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Daniel Brereton


Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to Louisiana's Bayou Country. Now, she's a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans gutter punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.

From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (New Mutants: Dead Souls) comes this hilariously horrifying breakout adventure for Valiant's fan-favorite mystic malcontent.

Collecting the complete PUNK MAMBO five-issue limited series, along with PUNK MAMBO #0 from writer Peter Milligan and artist Robert Gill."

Queen of Bad Dreams #5

(W) Danny Lore (A/CA) Jordi Perez

FINAL ISSUE! Eleanor will stop at nothing to ensure her dreams endure. Ava is tired of seeing people caught in the crossfire. Daher's not going to let Ava suffer alone, and follows them into the dream world-where they discover the truth about Eleanor and her power. In their most desperate hour, a little unexpected help might save them from this nightmare."

Queens of Animation HC

(W) Nathalia Holt

Behind the beloved animated films of Walt Disney Studios, which have moved and entertained millions of viewers, was an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades. For the first time, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts their dramatic stories, showing how these women infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable storylines that have become part of the American canon. Over the decades, while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation, these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences."

Relics of Youth #2

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

After the destruction of their yacht, Nat and her misfit fellowship are stranded on the island of Oshtia. Worse, they're obviously not alone. A mercenary by the name of Serena leads a group of modern day pirates who wish to plunder the magical paradise. As the group struggles to evade capture, they awaken ancient spirits that have laid dormant for hundreds of years. Soon, their tattoos glow with great power, bestowing the six teenagers with strange abilities. All with an urgent message from the island itself: Protect the last drop of magic."

Roku #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) Dave Johnson

How many lives must the lethal assassin Roku take in her first series?
Killing her way around the globe, the deadly weapon called Roku will face a challenge she can't simply execute.
Being bad has never been so fun."

Runaways #26

(W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Kris Anka

• The Runaways are kitted out and code-named up, and FIGHTING alongside the hero Los Angeles deserves!
• But how will this unknown element disrupt their delicate team chemistry? Who opts out, and who gets left out?"

Sanity & Tallulah Vol. 02

(W) Molly Brooks (A/CA) Molly Brooks

Sanity and Tallulah are going on a field trip, to a real live planet! Some of their classmates are nervous (none of them have been on a planet before, and they've heard terrible things), but Tallulah is beside herself with excitement. Sanity would be more excited if her grumpy older sister, Prudence, wasn't coming along to supervise the trip. Things get off to a rocky start (asteroid-y start, to be specific) and Sanity and Tallulah find themselves separated from their school group, pursued by a pirate, and stranded on a planet that's about to explode, with nothing but the wreckage of a crashed space shuttle and the contents of Tallulah's overloaded backpack to work with. These best friends will have to stretch their problem-solving skills to the limit in order to get everyone home safe!"

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!"

Spider-Gwen TPB

(W) Jason Latour (A) Robbi Rodriguez, Chris Visions (CA) Cliff Chang

A spectacular spider-powered hero for a new generation! On the most tragic day of her life, Earth-65's Gwen Stacy was convinced the Lizard died in her arms along with Peter Parker. Now a new reptilian rampage has left her in doubt - not only about Peter's life, but also about his death! And Gwen's troubles pile up as the Osborns of her world make their debut, and she finds herself on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most wanted list. Perhaps another Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew, could share some lessons about power and responsibility! Get to know Gwen, her policeman father, George Stacy, and her BFFs and bandmates - the incomparable Mary Janes! Plus: more Earth-65 twists on familiar faces including Frank Castle, Matt Murdock and Captain America! Collecting EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2, SPIDER-GWEN (2015A) #1-5 and SPIDER-GWEN (2015B) #1-6."

Star Pig #4

(W) Delilah S Dawson (A) Francesco Gaston (CA) Sara Richard

Vess has been stranded in space, saved by a gigantic tardigrade, escaped an obsessed sentient cloud, and swept off her feet by an alien doctor. Yet somehow, things are about to get even weirder! From the mind of New York Times bestseller Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Marvel Action: Spider-Man) comes an inventive story about loss and resiliency. Nostalgia-tinged humor, perfect for fans of Saga and Guardians of the Galaxy. Series covers by totally radical artist Sara Richard!"

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #3


(W) Si Spurrier (A/CA) Elsa Charretier

• MOS EISLEY: you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy -- and even from far away DOCTOR APHRA wears this place like a glove...
• Caught in her wake, struggling beast-hunters WINLOSS AND NOKK are about to cross paths with their most monstrous adversary yet...
• Oh blast, is that BLACK KRRSANTAN? And is there really an audience with JABBA THE HUTT up for grabs?"

Street Angel: Deadliest Girl Alive OGN

(W) Jim Rugg, Brian Maruca (A/CA) Jim Rugg

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.


True Believers: X-Men #1


Reprinting X-Men (1963) #96"

Witchblade #16

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

""LAST DAYS,"" Part Four: Alex makes a deal with the last person she wants as an ally-Naomi, leader of the demon faction in New York. Haley's powers rage out of control as she attempts to further weaken the barriers of time and dimension, and Team Witchblade realizes that a sinister force is controlling Haley-and has much bigger plans."

Wonder Woman Annual #3

(W) Steve Orlando (A) V Kenneth Marion, Sandu Florea (CA) Tyler Kirkham

An EVENT LEVIATHAN tie-in issue! Years ago, Wonder Woman saved young Maria Paul from an explosive standoff between A.R.G.U.S. and the insurgent Sons of Liberty. By pulling that child from an inferno of hate, Wonder Woman changed her life. Diana watched Maria grow up into one of A.R.G.U.S.'s top agents. Every step of the way, Wonder Woman mentored Maria, taking her on her first mission - a daring rescue in Gorilla City. But when Leviathan decimates A.R.G.U.S., Diana's absence causes Maria to question everything, pushing her toward Leviathan itself. And when she does... the truth about her fiery rescue by Wonder Woman might just kill her."

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