Femme Power Picks - September 18th
Scroll through our recommendations for September 18th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
For all of our Raina Telgemeier fans out there, we have a new original graphic novel hitting shelves this week! Guts is an autobiographical story (from one of our favorite creators!) about growing up and conquering ones fears. When a young Raina returns to school after some serious tummy trouble, she finds herself trying to deal with the highs and lows that come with being in fifth grade. Soon it becomes clear that her tummy problems are not going away, and that it coincides with her worries about friendships and school. This is a story about young people and anxiety that many of us can likely relate to, and coupled with Raina’s brilliant cartooning, we know this a graphic novel kids young and old will love.
Sadly there are very few new series to feature this week, but luckily there is one we are incredibly excited for: John Allison's new series Steeple! A supernatural tale of two women who become friends as they are forced to choose sides in a war between good and evil, Steeple features demons, curses and even a rapture. If you’ve read Giant Days, By Night, or Bad Machinery, then you know anything by John Allison is not-to-be-missed! We can't wait to get our hands on this new series!!
There are many returning favorites this week such as Aero, Jane Foster: Valkyrie, Magnificent Ms. Marvel, Once & Future, Steven Universe, 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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Adventure Finders: The Edge of Empire #2
(W) Rod Espinosa (A/CA) Rod Espinosa
The gigantic caravan of Lord Justinius Biverius is quickly falling apart. Impressive in size, it was slow and ponderous. Now, it is nothing but a wounded beast. The verbolg army is quickly overwhelming them all. Clari has just rescued Asogog from being a circus slave. Asogog turns out to be a very capable warrior, and now he helps her navigate the chaos as they try to save what is left of their portion of the caravan. Will they come back in time to save their friends, the orphans and the nursemaids?
(W) Zhou Liefen, Greg Pak (A) Pop Mhan (A/CA) Keng
THE KEY TO CATASTROPHE!
• Searching for the source of the mystical monsters threatening her beloved Shanghai, AERO confronts the mysterious MADAME HUANG - and faces the horror of KEYSTONE!
• Meanwhile, WAVE fights to prove herself to TRIUMPH DIVISION by tracking down the fugitive scientists of ALONTECH.
• What will she do when she discovers their true motives - and how far will Aero be willing to follow her friend down her new path?
Assassin Nation Vol. 01
(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE, Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope. The former World's Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him. With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you've been waiting for.Collects ASSASSIN NATION #1-5
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1JUL190934
(W) Jim Zub (A) Lan Medina (CA) Jorge Molina
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
From the pages of Jason Aaron's AVENGERS! Vampires. Aliens. Angry fish kings. Black Panther's hand-picked Agents of Wakanda can handle it all. And who better to lead them than the king of the world's most technologically evolved country? Wakanda is making waves on the world's map - and not everyone's a fan. With General Okoye's help, T'Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and Wasp on a global fight for survival - to handle threats S.H.I.E.L.D. could only dream of!
Blade Runner 2019 #3
(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Butch Guice
Hunter becomes hunted, as veteran Blade Runner Ash is shot down in neo-noir Los Angeles, 2019! The first new comic series set in the world of Blade Runner, from Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)!
(W) Emily McGovern (A) Emily McGovern
From the creator of the hit webcomic My Life As a Background Slytherin comes a hilarious graphic novel pastiche of classic Romantic literature led by a trio of queer misfits and several angry vampires. Set in early nineteenth-century Britain, Bloodlust & Bonnets follows Lucy, an unworldly debutante who desires a life of passion and intrigue-qualities which earn her the attention of Lady Violet Travesty, the leader of a local vampire cult. But before Lucy can embark on her new life of vampiric debauchery, she finds herself unexpectedly thrown together with the flamboyant poet Lord Byron and a mysterious bounty-hunter named Sham. The unlikely trio lie, flirt, fight, and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled.
Burmese Moon OGN
(W) Sophie Ansel (A/CA) Sam Garcia
In the jungle of Burma, the Zomi tribe lives modestly and peacefully. Thazama is a young, intrepid Zomi who loves hunting and playing games with his friend Moonpi. But the ensuing bloodbath of the 1988 Burmese revolution changes everything, making them hostages in their own country. Military forces impose strict rule over the people, demanding food and rations, men and women, many of whom will never return. Yet Thazama knows his destiny is to fight for freedom, and once initiated into adulthood he and Moonpi head for the great city of Mandalay, where Thazama continues on his road of no return on a harrowing journey through Southeast Asia, further and further from home.
Cassandra Steps Out OGN
(W) Isabelle Bottier (A) Helene Canac
Cassandra has a gift. Animals can show her what they're thinking. And she's done keeping her talent a secret. In the first volume of the Cassandra: Animal Psychic series, Cassandra sets out to help pets and their people. The trouble is, other parts of Cassandra's life are changing too. Her mom has a boyfriend she really likes, but his daughter can't stand Cassandra. And Cassandra's best friend is about to leave town. Not even her trusty dog Miss Dolly can make things feel okay. When Cassandra gets on the trail of a lost cat, will she be able to help its owners? Or will her first case be a flop?
Cats of the Louvre OGN
(W) Taiyo Matsumoto (A/CA) Taiyo Matsumoto
The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive-a world witnessed only by the small family of cats that lives in the attic. Until now...
(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Emilio Lopez (A/CA) Khary Randolph
Spencer's ascension through the ranks of the Aegis comes at a cost. Plus, one of the Aegis' rules is broken-leading to the introduction of an incredible new sorcerer!
Fairlady Vol. 01
(W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni
Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over? After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a "Fairman"-a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn't end on the battlefield, and as the only "Fairlady," Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld's overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.Collects FAIRLADY #1-5
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett
THE FINAL SHOWDOWN WITH BOSS MOON STARTS HERE! With nowhere else to turn, Mal and his crew must decide whether or not to trust Boss Moon, or fight off the Alliance single-handedly.
Guardians of the Galaxy #9
(W) Donny Cates (A) Cory Smith (CA) Patrick Zircher
• The Guardians have been torn asunder by the Universal Church of Truth!
• After revealing his secret, Rocket has come out of hiding to help rescue his former team...but will Groot be able to forgive him long enough to save their friends...
• ...or is this the end of the Guardians?!
(W) Raina Telgemeier (A/CA) Raina Telgemeier
A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times-bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts! Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face and conquer her fears.
High Level #6
(W) Rob Sheridan (A/CA) Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo
Truth, lies, myth and mystery collide with shocking consequences when Thirteen and Minnow's harrowing journey to High Level comes to its shocking conclusion at the steps of the fabled silver city, where ancient secrets are laid bare and a hidden adversary finally makes himself known...
History of the Marvel Universe #3
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Steve McNiven
From the Fantastic Four to the Death of Phoenix, witness the awe and majesty of the beginnings of the Modern Marvel Universe!
House of X #5
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Jane Foster: Valkyrie #3
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) CAFU, Cian Tormey, Frazer Irving, Ramon K. Perez (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
VALKYRIE TAKES A BELOVED FRIEND ON THE JOURNEY OF THEIR AFTERLIFE!
When a longstanding Marvel character dies at the hands of Bullseye, Jane Foster must accept her new role and carry them to the world beyond. But she is not the Valkyrie of the past - nor is Bullseye's victim any ordinary hero. Valhalla is only one hall of the dead. The multiversal afterlife awaits.
Justice League #32
(W) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Howard Porter (CA) Francis Manapul
"The Justice Doom War" part three! Things are getting dangerous across the time stream. On one side of time, the Justice League team finds heroic purpose; on the other, it's a future full of chaos and trial. It's the Totality in action. If they can't stop Lex's Legion across all fronts, there may be only one other option: embrace Doom!
Lazarus Vol. 03
(W) Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, Aaron Duran, Neal Bailey (A) Steve Lieber, Mack Chater, Justin Greenwood, Alitha Martinez, Bilquis Evely, Tristan Jones (A/CA) Michael Lark
Sixteen Families fight to control the world. That's fifteen too many. The time has come for the Cull.So begins the next phase of LAZARUS, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling series from Eisner winners MICHAEL LARK and GREG RUCKA. Forever-the Lazarus of the Carlyle Family-has been sidelined, her loyalties thrown into question. To win her trust, her sister Johanna must reveal the Family's most closely guarded secret-the truth of Forever Carlyle herself. Meanwhile, the effects of the Conclave War are being felt around the globe in six individual stories written by GREG RUCKA, collaborating with a roster of star-studded talent, including writers ERIC TRAUTMANN, NEAL BAILEY, and AARON DURAN, and artists STEVE LIEBER, BILQUIS EVELY, TRISTAN JONES, and others. In a world that refuses compromise, there is only complicity.Collects LAZARUS #22-26, LAZARUS: X+66 #1-6
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #7
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Joey Vazquez (CA) Eduard Petrovich
• Between her space adventure, her complicated feelings for Bruno and a looming family tragedy, Ms. Marvel really needs a break.
• Zoe and Nakia decide to get Kamala out of town for a while - but their chill road trip is about to be derailed...by literal corporate zombies!
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #2
(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Sweeney Boo
Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel in this brand-new, all-ages adventure! Carol finds herself alone on the Flerken homeworld, surrounded by terrifying cats suddenly bent on galactic domination! Why the sudden megalomaniac turn? Well, the Kree Supreme Intelligence might have something to do with it... Carol's uncovered the Kree's most sinister plot yet in this latest addition to the mighty Marvel Action banner!
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
A despondent Abel, carrying the weight of what he's learned in the Winter Woods, angrily parts ways his companion. Fearing for the boy's safety in the run-down Rust Belt city they wandered into, Fox returns just in time to find Abel snatched and in a heap of trouble!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #82JUL190770
(W) Kate Sherron (A/CA) Toni Kuusisto
A dust-up in Ponyville plus an escaped Cerberus equals quite the ruckus for our favorite fillies! When Princess Celestia requests a dog sitter for the high-spirited canine, the task falls to the least-likely of ponies: Rarity! It's going to take some dog-dog-dogged determination, a bit of hard work, and a whole lot of patience to figure this whole dog thing out... but it's sure to be a pawsitively wild adventure!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 17
(W) Ted Anderson, Katie Cook, Andy Price (A) Kate Sherron (A/CA) Andy Price
Advance solicited for September release! When a chance purchase leads to a legendary quest for a missing constellation, the ponies reach for the stars and find themselves in the path of their most galactic villain yet... the chaotic Cosmos! Plus, the return of Zephyr Breeze, Fluttershy's younger brother. Nerves abound when Zephyr Breeze signs up for the All-Equestria Mane Styling Conference! Will he be able to prove to others-and to himself-that he belongs in the styling biz? Collects issues #74-78 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.
Once & Future #2
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora
The McGuire family has held back supernatural threats for generations, but this time they messed up. As an ancient evil arises from the grave, Bridgette and Duncan find themselves up against forces bigger than they could have expected, and faces new and old are about to complicate things further.
Show's End #2
(W) Anthony Cleveland (A/CA) Jeferson Sadzinski
After the massacre outside of Ft. Worth, the freak show makes its way to the cemetery where all freaks are buried; Show's End. Upon their arrival, the group bonds over Flipsy's death and accepts Loralye into their family. Meanwhile, the sinister Captain Corley prepares to revive his old show.
(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!
The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The Modern Master of Mystery Makes His Marvel this September!
Star Trek: Year Five #6
(W) Jody Houser (A) Silvia Califano (CA) Stephen Thompson
With the crew at each other's throats due to the Truth Artifact, Captain Kirk decides to head back to the dead planet it came from to find answers before it's too late. Meanwhile, Uhura has found that the artifact allows her to communicate with their Tholian passenger. The final voyages of the five-year mission continue here!
Star Wars: Age of Resistance: Rey #1
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Phil Noto
SEARCH FOR SKYWALKER!
• After HAN SOLO'S fall, REY searched for LUKE SKYWALKER. But before Luke, there was LEIA.
• Witness never-before-seen moments between REY and GENERAL ORGANA.
• What will Rey, CHEWBACCA and R2-D2 encounter on the way to find Leia's missing brother?
Star Wars: Age of Resistance: Rose Tico #1
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Phil Noto
• Sisters. Friends. Co-pilots. Growing up, Rose and Paige Tico were everything to each other.
• Until the First Order tore their world apart.
• See the bond between Rose and Paige before it was forever broken.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #36
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos, Cris Loureiro Bolson (CA) Ashley Witter
UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON PART V!
• The sinister propagandists of the COALITION FOR PROGRESS keep a vast gallery of the EMPIRE'S priceless victory trophies - and notorious thief DOCTOR APHRA just got in...
• But she won't get the chance to pinch anything. She's here to be initiated into the web of secret schemes she's unwittingly tangled herself in. Can you say "coup"?
• (IF yes: don't. Round here, there's always someone listening...)
(W) John Allison (A/CA) John Allison
A supernatural tale of friendship, the devil, and moral gray areas.
Two women with wildly different worldviews become unlikely friends as they navigate the supernatural happenings in a sleepy coastal parish-and soon find themselves forced to choose sides in the war between good and evil, facing demons, curses, and a miniature Rapture!
Steven Universe #32
(W) Sarah Gailey (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena
When Sadie comes down with what Steven and the Gems believe to be a cold, Garnet, Pearl, andAmethyst each try their own method to cure her! They're not very good at it.
Steven Universe Harmony TPB
(W) S. M. Vidaurri (A) Mollie Rose (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR! Steven and the Crystal Gems embark on an epic musical journey after the Harmony Core, an ancient Diamond Authority artifact, accidentally activates on Earth, capturing the people of Beach City. As Steven becomes responsible for bubbling each Harmony Core, he'll learn that the only way to stop it is through the power of song. Join musician and writer S.M. Vidaurri (Adventure Time, Jim Henson's The Storyteller) and artist Mollie Rose (Weeds) as Steven and the Crystal Gems put on the show of their lives to save everyone in Beach City and the entire Earth!
(W) Carlos Giffoni (A/CA) Juan Doe
Lou the astral-projecting cat's cosmic findings reveal new truths, new worlds, and new creatures. Unfortunately, his discoveries continue to be exploited for nefarious governmental purposes. Despite ailing health, his hunt presses on as he searches for the beings responsible for creating an energy source of astonishing power.
The Man Who Came Down The Attic Stairs OGN
(W) Celine Loup (A/CA) Celine Loup
After moving into a new home with her husband, Emma begins to fear that a supernatural force in the house is putting their family in danger. This feeling intensifies after the birth of her child - her husband has become a stranger, her baby won't stop crying, and a looming darkness threatens to destroy their idyllic life. Afraid of her own family, alone in her new home and growing more desperate every day, Emma will protect her child-no matter the cost. Celine Loup takes a haunting look at the isolation of postpartum depression, exploring the very real fears associated with motherhood in this graphic novella of horror and suspensex.
Welcome to Wanderland TPB
(W) Jackie Ball (A/CA) Maddi Gonzalez
Bellamy Munoz is a Wanderland SUPERFAN, and she knows everything there is to know about the most gwander-ful h place on Earth. So when she winds up in the very real and very magical world the park is based on Bel is pretty sure she's uniquely prepared for this situation. However, it soon becomes clear that Wander isn 't actually much like the theme park, and the characters Bel loves aren 't at all like she 'd imagined... Created and written by CYBIL Award-nominated writer Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance), and illustrated by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Maddi Gonzalez (Elements: Fire), Welcome to Wanderland shows you a whole new world, and invites you along for the ride of your life Collects the complete 4-issue series!
You Are Obsolete #1
(W) Mathew Klickstein (A) Evgeny Bornyakov (CA) Andy Clarke
A disgraced journalist is called to cover a mysterious story on an isolated European island. As she investigates, she discovers the children have taken control and are somehow killing off all adults by their 40th birthdays. Now, she must discover the truth behind the killings while staying on the good side of the children's harsh leader...or she's next.