Femme Power Picks - September 11th
Scroll through our recommendations for September 11th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
This is a great week for graphic novel fans, as two of our favorite creators have new books being released this week! If you follow us on Instagram, then you know On A Sunbeam is perhaps our favorite graphic novel of recent memory, and we can't wait to read Tillie Walden's newest masterpiece Are You Listening, which follows two young women on a dramatic road trip. Tillie's unparalleled ability to convey mood through color makes her reads visceral ones, and just judging by the cover, it seems her upcoming piece will be no different. We also can't wait for Jen Wang's (Prince and the Dressmaker, In Real Life) new graphic novel Stargazing! Her adorable illustrations complement a sincere and tear-jerking story about two young Chinese-American girls who could not be more different, but their proximity as neighbors helps launch a budding friendship. When a life changing secret is revealed, the friendship is put to the test! We had the opportunity to read a preview copy of this book and instantly fell in love with the main characters, and, of course, Jen Wang's work all over again!
Oddly, there are no new series to feature this week, but thankfully there are returning favorites this week such as Captain Marvel, Catwoman, Ghosted in L.A., Isola, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, 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!
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Are You Listening OGN
(W) Tillie Walden (A/CA) Tillie Walden
For fans of Speak and We Are Okay, this is an intimate and emotionally soaring story about friendship, grief, and healing from Eisner Award winner Tillie Walden. Bea is on the run. And then, she runs into Lou. The duo embarks on a long drive to nowhere, but strange happenings-some whimsical, some terrifying-seem to follow them no matter where they go. Bea and Lou are both looking for something on the road, and the journey itself may turn out to be exactly what they need. This magical realistic adventure is rich with suspense and heartbreak; startling revelations about betrayal, sexual assault, and death; and exquisite examples of deeply human connections that will stay with readers long after the final gorgeously illustrated page.
Betty & Veronica: Senior Year TPB
(W) Jamie L Rotante (A/CA) Sandra Lanz
Rising stars Jamie Lee Rotante (Betty & Veronica: Vixens) and artist Sandra Lanz (Star Trek: Waypoint) take Betty and Veronica where they've never gone before-their senior year of high school! Only one school year stands between them and freedom, but when the two BFFs think they'll be attending the same college in the fall find out that their plans have changed, their senior year-and their friendship-is put to the test!
Black Cat #4
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell
• Someone is sending Black Cat throughout the Marvel Universe to steal from the most insanely secure locales, like Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum!
• Next up? 4 Yancy Street, current home of the FANTASTIC FOUR!!!
• How the heck is Black Cat getting in and out of the FF's new place?!
(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
Here there be giants! Canto must enter the dangerous City of Dis and climb to the top of the looming Emerald Tower. But can he find a way past the giants guarding the city gates?
Captain Marvel #10
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Mark Brooks
FALL TO PIECES!
It's official: New hero STAR is in and CAPTAIN MARVEL is out! As Carol struggles to deal with her changing role and unravel the mystery of what is happening to her powers, a risky new alliance she's forged may turn out to be even more dangerous than she expected. Will Carol be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save a world that has turned on her?
(W) V. Ram (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Joélle Jones
After running a gauntlet of assassins to get her hands on the dossier detailing all the illegal activities of Villa Hermosa, Selina Kyle must go up against the big bosses of the criminal underworld. She must deal with their gun-toting mercenaries, yakuza hit women and the masked bounty hunter Lock-Up. All while still carrying a price on her head. Is there a way she can collect both big prizes herself and still walk away alive?
Coffin Bound #2
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Dani
Sex! Chainsaws! Pancakes!As Izzy seeks to wipe out all trace of her own existence, old relationships are revisited, old wounds are torn open, and all those she's wronged in the past take notice.
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #12
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roberta Ingranata, Enrica Eren Angiolini (CA) Veronica Fish
As the true stakes of their conflict are revealed, the Doctor joins forces with the Corsair! The first year of the official Doctor Who comic comes to a grand climax - Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) delivers fast-paced, fun new sci-fi stories, perfect for fans and newcomers alike!
Domino Hotshots TPB
(W) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon (CA) R. B. Silva
Bully, brawler, mercenary, spies! The Marvel Universe's hottest new team is on the scene! When Domino and her pals Outlaw and Diamondback find themselves caught between warring nations, they'll have to call on a whole new crew of international women of mystery - including the Black Widow - to sort it out! But can the newly minted Hotshots survive the arrival of the Merc with a Mouth? Picture it: six undercover, highly trained, armed-to-the-teeth women hunting a device from space that will change life as we know it - but when Deadpool crashes the party, more than just the mission might be blown sky high! The immense power of the Creation Constellation will soon be in reach! But the only thing standing between Domino's squad and its power is...one another! Which of these knockouts is gonna get knocked out?! Collecting DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1-5.
Ghosted In L.A. #3
(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Siobhan Keenan
As if living with ghosts weren't enough of a problem, Daphne has personal drama she never expected. The jerk of an ex who dumped her? Turns out, not a jerk, because when he said "It's not you, it's me," he really meant "I think I might be gay, and you're not my type." So now Daphne has to be a supportive friend, get over a long term relationship, and keep her undead roommate from hitting on her ex.
Gwenpool Strikes Back #2
(W) Leah Williams (A) David Baldeon (CA) Terry Dodson
BREAKING UP THE FIRST FAMILY OF MARVEL!Gwen's mission to make sure she matters to Marvel leads her to a new occupation: homewrecker? She's gonna use her newly discovered powers to mess with the FF so they can never forget her... or she'll die trying!
Hilda and The Mountain King
(W) Luke Pearson (A/CA) Luke Pearson
The newest book in the beloved Hilda series continues the action-packed adventures with our beloved Hilda stuck in the body of a troll trying to save all of human and troll-kind! We rejoin our heroine for her latest adventure just as she awakes to find herself in the body of a troll! Her mother is worried sick, and is perplexed by the strange creature that seems to have taken Hilda's place. Now, both of them are in a race to be reunited before Ahlberg and his safety patrol get the chance to use their new secret weapon to lay waste to the trolls, and Hilda along with them!
House of Whispers #13
(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Yanick Paquette
What is it like to have the House of Whispers as the house next door? One young woman may be about to find out, as a very unexpected domestic mishap leaves her in dire need of aid from Erzulie and Ogun... whether she knows it or not.
I Am Brave: A Little Book About Martin Luther King Jr.JUL191823
(W) Brad Meltzer (A/CA) Chris Eliopoulos
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great, the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. In this new board book format, the very youngest readers can learn about one of America's icons in the series's signature lively, conversational way. The short text focuses on drawing inspiration from these iconic heroes, and includes an interactive element and factual tidbits that young kids will be able to connect with. This volume tells the story of Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader.
I Am Caring: A Little Book About Jane Goodall
(W) Brad Meltzer (A/CA) Chris Eliopoulos
The littlest readers can learn about Jane Goodall in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling "Ordinary People Change the World" biography. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great-the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. In this new board book format, the very youngest readers can learn about one of America's icons in the series's signature lively, conversational style. The short text focuses on drawing inspiration from these iconic heroes, and includes an interactive element and factual tidbits that young kids will be able to connect with. This volume tells the story of Jane Goodall, the famous conservationist and chimpanzee expert.
I Am Marie Curie
(W) Brad Meltzer (A/CA) Chris Eliopoulos
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, physicist and chemist Marie Curie is the 19th hero in the New York Times-bestselling picture book biography series about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great, the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively,conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.
I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi
(W) Gina Siciliano (A/CA) Gina Siciliano
In seventeenth-century Rome, the extraordinary painter Artemisia Gentileschi fends off constant sexual advances as she works to become one of the greatest painters of her generation. Shockingly resonant in this current era of the #MeToo movement, I Know What I Am sheds a light on the history of routine sexual violence against woman and highlights a fierce artist who stood up to a shameful social status quo.
Invisible Woman #3
(W) Mark Waid (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Adam Hughes
Super hero-turned-spy Susan Richards is tracking her former partner across the world. If her invisibility and force fields don't help her find him in time, they're both headed for execution!
(W) Eve Ewing (A/CA) Luciano Vecchio
The Iconic Ironheart and her new squad continue their trek in search of the Wellspring of Power, hidden somewhere in uncharted Wakandan territory. But Riri's in for a surprise when she meets her match...literally!
(W) Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl (A) Msassyk (A/CA) Karl Kerschl
NOW BI-MONTHLY! Olwyn and Rook stray from the path to Isola at great cost.
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation Vol. 03
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Fiona Staples
THE UNTOLD ORIGIN OF THE GOBLIN KING! Time is running out. War rages at the Owl King fs castle as the goblin rebellion spins out of control. While Skubbin, Tangle, and Cible try to hold off the enemy hordes, Maria must face the King and the cost of protecting her boy from a life of misery. Up until the clock strikes 13, Maria holds onto the one truth she's learned while facing the trials of the maze: in the Labyrinth, nothing is as it seems. Written by Simon Spurrier (Jim Henson 's The Power of the Dark Crystal) and Ryan Ferrier (Kong on thePlanet of the Apes) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Jim Henson 's The Storyteller: Dragons) and Irene Flores (Heavy Vinyl), Labyrinth: Coronation Volume Three brings the critically acclaimed prequel of Jim Henson 's beloved film to its stunning conclusion. Collects issues #9-12.
Justice League Odyssey #13
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Will Conrad
Sepulkore is activated! The entire Ghost Sector has been imprisoned and enslaved as a new realm of Apokolips, with Darkseid as its supreme ruler! Returned to power, with reborn New Gods at his side and the Ghost Sector as an implacable fortress, Darkseid sets his sights on the remaining universe! Can anyone stand in his way? Where are Justice League Odyssey? And what are the shocking identities of the heralds who now do Darkseid's malevolent bidding?
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Tana Ford (CA) Stacey Lee
Amanda McKee (a.k.a. technopath PSIot "Livewire") fights to clear her name. But when she teams up with a politician to repair her image and make herself a hero again, will the public be able to forgive her?
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Elise McCall (A/CA) Lia Miternique
"MITTELSCHMERZ": The one where everything finally makes sense, all your narrative questions are answered, and you feel-fleetingly-satisfied.
Marvel Tales: Black Panther #1
(W) Roy Thomas, Don McGregor, Reginald Hudlin (A) Frank Giacoia, Rich Buckler, Ken Lashley (CA) Jen Bartel
The Black Panther is on the prowl as we celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary with the return of the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of Marvel's most impressive talent from the past eight decades. The origin of T'Challa, the warrior king of Wakanda, is explored by Roy Thomas and Frank Giacoia in AVENGERS (1963) #87! Then, Don McGregor and Rich Buckler kick off their seminal Black Panther tale "Panther's Rage" by introducing the deadly Erik Killmonger in JUNGLE ACTION (1972) #6-7! Plus, meet a new Black Panther for a new era as the brilliant Shuri claims her brother's cowl in Reginald Hudlin and Ken Lashley's BLACK PANTHER (2009) #1!
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #10
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Mahmud Asrar
SPIDER-SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL OR BIG 250th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE?That's right, it's our 250th issue and it's Miles Morales' birthday! But YOU'RE getting all the gifts! A mystery dating back to Miles' first appearance? Answered! A terrifying villain destined to become one of Miles' greatest adversaries? Revealed! Special guests, like maybe Peter Parker: Spider-Man? YOU KNOW IT! All busting out of 25 pages by main series storytellers Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garr n, PLUS a bonus back-up by Ahmed and a special guest artist delving into the history of your new favorite character, STARLING! Your FOMO is well-founded! DON'T MISS IT!
Miles Morales: With Great Power OGN
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez, Pepe Larraz (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Miles Morales is finding his feet as the new Spider-Man! But will his first team-up be with his uncle Aaron, the villainous Prowler? Caught in a moral crisis, Miles must choose between battling his uncle - or joining him to keep his family safe! Which path will the young hero take? Plus: When the nation goes to war, Miles Morales heeds Captain America's call - and joins the Ultimates! But is he ready for an A-list villain? There's a new Venom in town, and he's hungry! As the deadly menace strikes all too close to home and Miles' fragile secret comes ever nearer to being exposed, he turns to the one person who can help him: Gwen Stacy! The final battle will change both their lives as Miles confronts the dark side of Peter Parker's legacy! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11-22 and #16.1.
Outer Darkness #10
(W) John Layman (A/CA) Afu Chan
The entire crew of The Charon is infected with a plague that makes them increasingly violent and murderously insane. Except for the kitty, who is miraculously unaffected. So who's gonna save the day? Spoiler warning: Meow!
Powers of X #4
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rat Queens #18
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Priscilla Petraites, Marco Lasko
With Palisade in the grip of a madman from their past, the Rat Queens embark on their most dangerous quest ever-one that will bring about either the end of the Queens, or their acquisition of the most powerful weapon in the entire realm!
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Rebekah Isaacs, Alex Guimaraes (CA) Becky Cloonan
Madaras is going to hell, and only Hell's Half-Dozen can stop it. Their suicide mission brings them to an outpost deep within enemy territory to pull a brazen heist using deception, seduction, and murder-all their most notable skills.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch #5
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Veronica Fish
Events have passed a point of no return in Greendale and Sabrina has to take dramatic steps in order to save her family, friends, and the city itself from an out of control threat that isn't exactly what it seemed to be. But all magic has a price and magic this big has a big price. Just how far will Sabrina go to protect the ones she loves?
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Rebel Princess Guide
(W) Tracy West
An in-world, humorous guide to everything Etheria, from She-Ra's POV! Adora has a lot to learn once she discovers she's the princess She-Ra! There are new friends to get to know, new kingdoms to explore, and a new way of life outside the Fright Zone to get used to (um... what's a birthday party?!). Adora keeps track of it all in this notebook, her own primer on how to be a rebel princess. Complete with magic sequins on the cover!
Shuri Vol. 02
(W) Vita Ayala, Nnedi Okorafor (A) Paul Davidson, Rachael Stott (CA) Kirbi Fagan
Shuri faces her destiny! With T'Challa gone and Wakanda in peril, the Black Panther is needed - and Shuri must step up to fill the void. But she's about to face a threat unlike any her home has seen before! Shuri heads to America to investigate a lead, but she's not the only hero on the case. With New York City and New Jersey in danger as well, there's no way Miles "Spider-Man" Morales and Kamala "Ms. Marvel" Khan are sitting this one out! And with her people in peril, Shuri takes up the Black Panther mantle once again! But this is a Panther you've never seen before - one who will change Wakanda forever. Prepare for a high-tech, star-studded adventure as only Shuri can serve up! Collecting SHURI #6-10.
(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke
"THE SHADOW OF DEATH"
The mysteries deepen as Sonata finds romance with one enemy and makes friends with another. In the Valley of the Sleeping Giants, where other allies have turned traitor, it's starting to look like no one is getting out alive.
(W) Jen Wang (A/CA) Jen Wang
Moon is everything Christine isn't. She's confident, impulsive, artistic... and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known. But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine's strict parents aren't around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that Earth isn't where she really belongs. Moon's visions have an all-too-earthly root, however, and soon Christine's best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, now, when the sky is falling?
Stig & Tilde Vol. 01
(W) Max de Radigues (A) Max de Radigues
Stig and Tilde are just following along with tradition when they find themselves on an unexpected adventure. Keeping with a local tradition, Stig and Tilde hop on a dinghy and head to a desert island to survive alone without adult supervision. However, a unexpected detour leads them to the wrong island and it looks like it's inhabited by something that isn't too fond of guests.
Umbrella Academy: Library Edition Vol. 01
(W) Gerard Way (A) Gabriel Ba
In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world." These children form a dysfunctional family with bizarre superpowers. Nearly a decade after their first mission, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, the siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again. This oversized hardcover reprints the 2008 limited edition collection of the complete first series, with the short stories "Mon Dieu!" and "But the Past Ain't Through with You," as well as an expanded 50-page sketchbook section.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #48
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
• Things go from bad to worse as Brain Drain is still missing, and the greatest villains in Marvel history team up to take out the one thing that's stood in their way: our hero, Doreen Green!
• With Melissa doing everything she can to destroy Squirrel Girl, is there anything Doreen can do to survive??
• Gosh, I sure hope so because it'd be nice if we actually make it to #50 BUT TECHNICALLY YOU NEVER KNOW!!
• Especially when Squirrel Girl's first villain, DOCTOR DOOM, is involved...
• I don't want to say more because SPOILERS, but trust us when we say this is a bonkers issue in which bonkers things happen, and you should definitely order it right now!!
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 11
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm, Naomi Franquiz (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Squirrel Girl takes on none other than...Kang the Conqueror! It's a battle for the ages across space and time as Kang attacks Doreen Green in three distinct eras! And if that isn't cosmic enough for you, what would you say to Squirrel Girl jumping headfirst into the War of the Realms?! When Doreen's good pal Loki recruits her as part of a secret mission, you might wonder whether he's up to something. And he probably is - he's the God of Lies, after all. But this isn't Doreen's first Asgardian rodeo! And whose side is her old nemesis, the Asgardian chaos squirrel god, Ratatoskr, on in this insane conflict? Get ready to experience Squirrel Girl's first big event crossover - and don't miss the shocking reveal that's been in the works for literal years! Collecting UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015B) #42-46.
Unnatural Vol. 03
(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
This final chapter of the hit comic, an acclaimed fantasy, erotica, romantic suspense series by MIRKA ANDOLFO (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells), has still more surprises in store, between breathtaking twists and exciting developments! Newspapers call her a killer, her allies are dead or beaten to a pulp, and her enemies are closing in on her. Oh, and she still has a major "inner demons" problem to face. So let's agree that things have gotten pretty serious. Will Leslie be strong enough to survive all this, or is this really the end of the line for her? Collects UNNATURAL #9-12
Unstoppable Wasp Vol. 02
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Alti Firmansyah, Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee
The buzzworthy adventures of the Unstoppable Wasp continue! The agents of G.I.R.L. rally around Nadia Van Dyne as she recovers from a personal crisis that put the whole lab at risk. But after a fateful A.I.M. attack, one of the crew is undergoing some mysterious changes! What newfound danger will bring the Wasp back into action? Then, what do you do when your quasi-adopted stepdaughter reveals she's never had a birthday party - and doesn't even know when her birthday is? Well, if you're Janet Van Dyne - the original Wasp - you throw together the best last-minute birthday party the Marvel Universe has ever seen! But what happens when Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, crashes the party?! Plus: The final showdown between G.I.R.L. and A.I.M. - and only one team of super-scientists can come out on top! Collecting UNSTOPPABLE WASP (2018) #6-10.
Wonder Twins #7
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
Now a 12-issue series! The Wonder Twins are heroes, and the world is saved! Or is it? As Jayna learns how to deal with loss, Zan finally gets his varsity letter in hockey-will he finally gain the popular social status he craves?
Wonder Woman #78
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott (CA) Jesus Merino
Her fabled bracelets shattered, her will broken, Wonder Woman...defeated? The wrath of Cheetah has been unleashed and, armed with the fabled Godkiller sword, even Amazons will fall before her!
Young Justice #8
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Elena Casagrande (A/CA) John Timms
Lost in the Multiverse! The heroes of Young Justice must stay together as they fight to find their way home. Too bad they're about to cross paths with their own evil look-alikes! Plus, the secrets of Jinny Hex are revealed in a special sequence illustrated by Elena Casagrande! Get set for some of the craziest stuff you've seen in years! (Spoilers!)