Unlike last week, we may not have half a dozen new series to boast about, but there is one in particular we are excited to read, as well as next issues for many of our favorite returning stories!
The new series we can't wait to pick up? Goddess Mode! We were lucky enough to hear writer Zoe Quinn speak about the series when we attended New York Comic Con in October, and her passion for the series has had us counting down the days ever since. It doesn't hurt that her partner for the series, artist Robbi Rodriguez, famously helped co-create one of our favorite Marvel ladies: Spider-Gwen (who also has a new issue coming this week)! The near-future set series follows Cassandra, whose job is to provide tech support for the god-like A.I. providing humanity's needs. But when Cassandra discovers a group of super-powered women in a secret digital world hidden beneath our own, her life changes forever! And that is a description just vague and exciting enough to have us jazzed to pick up the first issue on Wednesday!
This week also brings the return of many of our favorites, including Bitter Root (last month's first issue quickly sold out but you can grab a 2nd printing this week if you haven't copped this one yet!), By Night (this week's issue marks the halfway point for this clever 12-issue series), Giant Days (consistently one of the funniest comics on the shelf!), Redlands (witches vs Florida racists- why aren't you reading this yet!? (caution: this has some very mature content)), and of course the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (arguably Marvel's most underrated work- we love you Doreen)!
Scroll through to see all our recommendations for December 12th's New Comic Book Day, listed below! Each title, listed in alphabetical order, includes cover art and a brief description. To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head to Previews World.
Which titles are you most excited to pick up? What are we missing from our list? Become a member of Femme Power Comix and let us know in the comments section!
Adventure Time Season 11 #3
(W) Sonny Liew (A) Marina Julia (CA) Jorge Corona
Finn and Jake learn that there is a reason that the three henchmen are so determined to find "precious" objects for Marceline, and it's not anything good. Hunson Abadeer makes a show!
All We Ever Wanted GN
(W) Alisa Kwitney, Howard Mackie, Paul Allor, Various (A) Toby Cypress, Tess Fowler, Robbi Rodriguez, Chris Visions, Various (CA) Ariela Kristantina, Michael E. Wiggam
An exciting new anthology filled with stories that present a brighter vision of the future featuring today's top-level talent. No doom-and-gloom here! These sci-fi tales are meant to inspire hope and restore the belief that a better world is possible. The perfect gift to lift spirits this holiday season!
Asgardians of the Galaxy #4
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Natacha Bustos (CA) Dale Keown, Jason Keith
ASGARDIANS UNDER ARREST! Just when Nebula falls within their grasp, the Asgardians of the Galaxy find themselves in hot water with the Nova Corps! And every second they're detained, Nebula comes closer to ruling the galaxy. What's a team of warriors and assassins to do?
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
THE AVENGERS WORLD TOUR COMES TO A SHATTERING CONCLUSION!
To deal with the fallout from last month's world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.
Bitter Root #2
(W) David Walker, Chuck Brown (A/CA) Sanford Greene
An evil force stalks the streets of Harlem as Berg and Cullen face off against a deadly creature that may be more than they can handle. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, a mysterious stranger unleashes furious retribution in the name of justice.
Black Panther #7
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Daniel Acuna, Paolo Rivera
THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA STARTS HERE!
"THE GATHERING OF MY NAME"
The Maroons strike back! You watched them steal the M'Kraan Shard from the empire. Now, at last, the rebels are ready to show the empire who they really are. "He Who Put the Blade Where It Belonged" retakes his rightful title-and the Black Panther is reborn!
By Night #6
(W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen
All footage from the other side of the Portal has been stolen! When when the thief auctions off
information to the wrong bidder, it might be up to Jane and Heather to save him-reluctantly.
(W) Jim Zub (A) Max Dunbar (CA) Sean Izaakse
THE CHAMPIONS IN WEIRDWORLD!
• The Master of the Weirdworld?
• The Champions' mystic quest comes to an end - but at what cost?
Empty Man #2
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Vanesa Del Ray
The Kerry family is being torn apart over their mother's terrible illness, the deadly Empty Man disease. But when a stranger approaches, promising a cure, they must face how far they are willing to go...
Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1
(W) Gail Simone, Dan Slott, Fred Hembeck (A) Laura Braga, Mark Buckingham, Fred Hembeck (CA) Carlos Pacheco
Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it's the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don't mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master!
Giant Days #45
(W) John Allison (A) Liz Fleming (A/CA) Max Sarin
The time has come. It's time for Daisy to swallow her fears and learn to drive. No jokes, please.
Goddess Mode #1
(W) Zoe Quinn (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
Don't miss the start of a new series by Hugo Award nominee Zo Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez!
In a near future where humanity's needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it's one young woman's horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price's life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.
Hex Vet: Witches in Training GN
(W) Sam Davies (A/CA) Sam Davies
Have you ever wondered where witches' cats go when they pull a claw? Or what you do with a pygmy phoenix with a case of bird flu? Nan and Clarion have you covered. They're the best veterinarian witches of all time-or at least they're trying to be. When an injured rabbit with strange eyes stumbles into their lives, Nan and Clarion have to put down their enchanted potions and face the biggest test of their magical, medical careers. Hex Vet: Witches in Training is an original graphic novel suitable for kids of all ages! From popular web cartoonist Sam Davies (Stutterhug), this book explores a truly spellbinding story about sticking together and helping animals at all costs. Perfect for fans of The Tea Dragon Society and Steven Universe!
House of Whispers #4
(W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
The mysterious infection doctors are calling "Cotard's Delusion" spreads, trapping countless souls in the Dreaming and leaving their physical bodies yearning for death. To handle her own case of the disease, Latoya decides to go on risky adventures, believing she'll feel alive the closer she gets to death, while her girlfriend Maggie tries to find a true cure. Meanwhile, in the Dreaming, Erzulie Dantor calls her war council of Shakpana, Turtle and Uncle Monday to find a way to take her sister-self's bayou and boat back to their realm. Shakpana, however, seems to be more interested in making his way back to the Waking World...
I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation GN
(W) Natalie Nourigat (A/CA) Natalie Nourigat
When artist Natalie Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited in the studios of Southern California. This autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Brushed with a dose of humor and illustrated advice about salaries, studio culture, and everything in between, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is the unique insider experience you won ft find anywhere else.
Infinite Dark #3
(W) Ryan Cady (A/CA) Andrea Mutti, K. Michael Russell
With only backup power available to the Orpheus and panic setting in, Deva returns to the Dark Sector to stop a mad techno-linguist from destroying the last pocket of reality... and risks directly exposing herself to the Entity outside.
Jim Henson's Beneath The Dark Crystal #5
(W) Adam Smith (A) Alexandria Huntington (CA) Benjamin Dewey
As Thurma continues to fight for her right to rule, both candidates for the Throne of Mithra begin their training under The Fire That Stays, but they both find out that they have a lot to learn before either of them are fit to be the Ember Queen.
Justice League Dark #6
(W) James TynionIV (A) Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran (CA) Nicola Scott
The Justice League Dark...trapped in the mystic realm of Myrra! Their jailer? Blue Devil...and he wants revenge on Detective Chimp! Seems Bobo tried to magically resurrect his best friend, the original Nightmaster, but lost control of the spell and filled Myrra with zombies instead. And left Blue Devil behind to get eaten. So BD's kinda sorta maybe got a reason to be pissed. With that in mind, will Wonder Woman and the rest of the JLD even step up to help Bobo against a raging Blue Devil? That sounds bananas to us.
My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights #3
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
The heist begins! As Luna's band of misfits infiltrates Eris' Palace and Casino, they are faced with challenges that will test each member's resolve. Will they complete their mission, or will they turn on each other first?!