Femme Power Picks: April


April is here and it brings with it an incredible amount of new comics, graphic novels and manga!


First up we have The War of the Realms, a huge Marvel Comics event beginning this month and continuing through the month of June! This event, which writer Jason Aaron has been setting up since 2015, is the invasion of Midgard, known by us mortals as Earth, by Malekith the King of the Dark Elves. This event will feature tie-in issues from many of our favorite series, which we will feature here!


One new manga that we are incredibly excited for is Blank Canvas, written by Akiko Higashimura who is best known for Princess Jellyfish and Tokyo Tarareba Girls. This is an autobiographical story about Akiko's time in high school and wanting to become a comic book creator!


We can't wait for all of the amazing comics coming out this month featuring dynamic femme characters, writers, and artists!


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!


Scroll down to see cover art and brief descriptions from the publishers for all the titles (listed in alphabetical order). To get more information, including anticipated release dates, click on the cover images and head on over to Previews World.


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Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #4

FEB191285 (W) Olivia Olson (A) Slimm Fabert (CA) Brittney Williams Simon and his Ice King persona are fighting for dominance, and if Simon wants to keep control, he's going to have to face truths he's long buried, and come to terms with his own guilt and regret.
















Adventures of the Super Sons #9

FEB190472 (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Dan Mora Takron-Galtos, the prison planet, may be behind them-but in order to beat the Gang and get home, the boys must saddle up to survive a wild wild world of the west! An unlikely guide on this lawless planet might just help Superboy and Robin survive...but what in the west world is Jonah Hex doing out here in space?! Hold on to your hats, this one's going to be a bucking good time!











Afrika OGN

NOV110050 (W) Hermann (A/CA) Hermann The masterpiece by Belgian comics creator Hermann is available in English for the first time! A misanthropic European expatriate, Dario Ferrer, acts as guardian of a Tanzanian wildlife preserve. Accompanied by Charlotte, a naive European journalist, Ferrer discovers a village under fire from mysterious agents of the foreign-backed government. Ferrer and Charlotte must fight not only to protect the preserve, but to expose government corruption-and survive to see another day.






Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot OGN

FEB191304 (W) Fred Chao (A) Fred Chao Alison has built Robot to simply help her have fun, but it's not so simple. It turns out she has to teach Robot about life, mainly from the point of a 7-year-old girl. Join the cast of Alison, Robot, five penguins and a monkey friend Andrew, an 80's music loving father, a serious mom that just wants a break, a cartoon Alton Brown and a cartoon Fred Chao. Filled with fun comics humor, first crushes, snowball fights, and reflections on life, this Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot collection is a year's worth of full-color daily and Sunday strips.




Ascender #1

FEB190010 (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part One Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER!

Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER's storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed... Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same!

With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!




Asgardians of the Galaxy #8

FEB190778 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Gerardo Sandoval WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Bit by bit, the Dark Elf King Malekith has been taking over the Ten Realms. Now at last every realm has fallen save one: Midgard. The invasion has begun, and Earth's Mightiest Heroes will need all the help they can get. The Asgardians of the Galaxy join the battle for the Tenth Realm!













Assassin Nation #2

FEB190135 (W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson Someone's trying to kill Boss Rankin! After the shoot-out in his loft, the remaining assassins have accepted his offer to be his private security force. There's no way anyone tries to knock him off now, is there? There is?! Are more people going to die? Probably!















Avant-Guards #4

FEB191281 (W) Carly Usdin (A/CA) Noah Hayes Everything is going great! Charlie is on the team, and the Avant-Guards are on a winning streak, taking the liberal arts sports scene by storm. It's more impressive than it sounds. However, that winning streak is all at risk when they face off against the Selfies of the American Institute of Internet Influencers.














Avengers #18

FEB190771 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! See the greatest heroes of Washington, D.C., in action as the War of the Realms comes to the nation's capital. Who needs the Avengers when you've got the all-new Squadron Supreme of America? But who are these mysterious new heroes, and where did they come from? Only Agent Coulson knows.












Avengers Edge of Infinity #1

FEB190806 (W) Ralph Macchio (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) Todd Nauck M.O.D.O.K.'S SCHEME REACHES ITS ENDGAME! • From the wreckage of their moon base, the villainous LUNAR rises again - with a deadly plan for the shards of the COSMIC CUBE! Join CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK WIDOW, IRON MAN and CAPTAIN MARVEL in a race against time that will determine the fate of the solar system! • But what is M.O.D.O.K.'s plan, and how does he figure into LUNAR's ambitions? All will be revealed as the Avengers fight to save the Earth from the EDGE OF INFINITY!







Avengers No Road Home #8

FEB190790 (W) Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Yasmin Putri THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES! Team Hulk vs. Nyx, Queen of Night! Team Herc vs. Oizys, Creature of Misery! One Avenger faces the supreme test - and one Avenger falls! LEGACY #716















Avengers No Road Home #9

FEB190792 (W) Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (A) Paco Medina (CA) Yasmin Putri THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES! On Euphoria, the Wishing World, the Avengers come face-to-face with their own desires...as Nyx finds the path to the ultimate power! LEGACY #717















Avengers No Road Home #10

FEB190794 (W) Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Yasmin Putri THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS FINALE! The extra-sized finale! Can anything stop Nyx from remaking the cosmos in her image? And will an Avenger die in the attempt? LEGACY #718















Batgirl #34

FEB190476 (W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Francis Manapul When Barbara Gordon confronts her father about James Jr.'s return to Gotham City, the stress between them causes the two to finally break apart. As a result, Babs has to move into her own apartment...but her celebration is cut short when her check bounces! Batgirl returns to Burnside to find out if you really can go home again-spoiler alert: you can't when the Terrible Trio has taken over!










Betty & Veronica #4

FEB191438 (W) Jamie L Rotante (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Sandra Lanz "SPRING," pt. 4: The most important event in any high schooler's life is here-the Senior Prom. And B&V are still keeping an important secret from one another. Will the big dance lead to a blowout that has the two girls finally confront each other or will they stay quiet until graduation?














Black Panther #11

FEB190889 (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Daniel Acuna "THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA: THE GATHERING OF MY NAME" PART 5 Just when all hope seems lost, an unexpected ally comes to T'Challa's aid! And with their help, the rightful king of Wakanda will be restored - but it may come at the cost of everything the rebellion has fought for. What is left to salvage of the Black Panther's name?










Black Widow #4

FEB190900 (W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! • The Black Widow has been trapped in someone else's web! • Natasha finds herself captured by the villains behind the online torture show known as No Restraints Play. • The bids are coming in. The clock is counting down. Work fast, Widow!














Blank Canvas Vol. 01

FEB192298 (W) Akiko Higashimura (A/CA) Akiko Higashimura The award-winning autobiographical manga Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura, the creator of Princess Jellyfish, about her high school dream to become a comic book creator! High schooler Akiko has big plans to become a popular mangaka before she even graduates, but she needs to get much better at drawing if she ever wants to reach her goal. Looking for an easy fix, she signs up for an art class, thinking all her problems will soon be solved. She's in for a surprise: her new instructor is a sword-wielding taskmaster who doesn't care about manga one bit. But maybe this unconventional art teacher is just what she needs to realize her dreams!




Blossoms 666 #3

FEB191430 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matt Herms (A/CA) Laura Braga The Blossom twins have challenged one another to a competition. The challenge: corrupt Betty Cooper! The winner claims the title of Anti-Christ. But a mysterious figure has entered Riverdale, and he wants in on the competition-and the reward-himself!















Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday

FEB192286 (W) Paolo Parisi (A/CA) Paolo Parisi Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was where her pioneering vocal style was born?later to become a lasting influence on jazz, pop, and modern music to this day. Performing with jazz legends such as Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, she became a true American icon. This graphic novel, told through short biographical fragments, is the story of Lady Day.