Femme Power Picks: April 10th


Scroll through our recommendations for April 10th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!


This just might be the most unique list of new reads that we've had in a while! We have several new series and graphic novels including: a graphic novel with adorable illustrations juxtaposed against a story of 1930s war-torn China; a fantasy-epic following the world's first female private detective (who's partner is a giant talking cat); a very adult story of magic and the devil with a hearty helping of eroticism mixed in; a very different magical story featuring a young girl who always wished she had been born a witch. Hopefully there's an intriguing story on this list for everyone!


Check out the full list of our picks for this week below, including returning favorites like By Night, Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Wonder Woman!


Have you heard the good news? You can now purchase comics and graphic novels in our shop! We've so appreciated the feedback we've gotten so far, but please continue to send us messages on Facebook and Instagram as we decide what to stock in our shop!


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!


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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!













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















Ballad of Yaya OGN

FEB191845 (W) Jean-Marrie Omont, Charlotte Girard (A/CA) Golo Zhao 1937. In the chaos of the invasion of Shanghai by Japanese troops, a well bred little girl is separated from her parents and is left alone but for the help of a boy from the streets. Together, these unlikely and opposite children set off to find her parents and survive adventures across war torn China.




By Night #10

FEB191277 (W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen Heather, Jane, and their increasingly improbable team come face to face with the terrible truth of Spectrum-and with the people who are responsible for it all!

















Captain Marvel #4

FEB190874 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts THE KNOCK-DOWN, DRAG-OUT FIGHT YOU CAN'T MISS! Nuclear Man reveals his secret weapon: The X-Man ROGUE! It's been years since Rogue stole Carol's powers and memories in a fight that changed Carol forever. Though Carol and Rogue have become somewhat uneasy allies in the years since, a wound like that never fully heals. And now, isolated from her allies and facing her worst nightmare, how far will Carol go to stop history from repeating itself?







Catwoman #10

FEB190487 (W) Joélle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco (CA) Joélle Jones With the power vacuum left behind by the fall of the Creel family, Catwoman finds herself in a unique position to become the top crook in Villa Hermosa. Her only obstacles are all the other bad guys who call the city home. Can Catwoman run this gauntlet to reach boss level herself?














Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #6

JAN192106 (W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott, Arianna Florean (A/CA) Giorgia Sposito The continuing comic adventures of the Thirteenth Doctor! Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) and art team Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito, and Arianna Florean send fans old and new on fresh adventures through time and space!











Ducktales #20

FEB190662 (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Disney It's another two-part adventure for Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie as Fethry Duck joins the team in the "Saga of the Super-Intern!" What chaos will be unleashed in Duckburg this time?!

















Empty Man #6

FEB191261 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey As the cults around The Empty Man virus gain more power, there may be nowhere that's safe for the Kerry family anymore.


















Fairlady #1

FEB190020 (W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise SERIES PREMIERE

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.



Faithless #1

FEB191249 (W) Brian Azzarello (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Paul Pope Faith. Sex. The Devil. Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it's cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it's part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She's right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her . . . In short- Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.







Hit-Girl: Season Two #3

FEB190148 (W) Kevin Smith (A) Pernille Orum (CA) Francesco Francavilla "IN SENSURROUND!" Someone's butchering movie execs, and Hit-Girl's getting the blame. Her blood-soaked L.A. adventures have caught the attention of an old enemy-one who's ready for a little trip out west to seek revenge.















House of Whispers #8

FEB190511 (W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray Unable to connect with the girls Erzulie has sworn to protect, Maggie and Latoya align themselves with Shakpana in hopes that he can defeat Erzulie-whom they blame for their Waking Death-not realizing their misfortune is his gain.














Infinite Dark #5

FEB190153 (W) Ryan Cady (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Nick Robles NEW STORY ARC

The passengers of the void ship Orpheus survived the end of the universe, station-wide sabotage, and even the machinations of an Entity from beyond the stars. All that's left now is to survive each other.














Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock: The Rough Side of the Rock

DEC181374 (W) Jay P. Fosgitt (A/CA) Jay P. Fosgitt It's the annual "Splish-Splash Friend Bash" at Fraggle Pond and all of Fraggle Rock is invited! But when a few bullies decide to crash the party, Gobo, Boober, and the other Fraggles will have to look out for one another and come up with a plan to help everyone get along. Written and illustrated by Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll), Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock: The Rough Side of the Rock celebrates Jim Henson's timeless television series with an inspiring story of acceptance and friendship for fans of all ages. Collects Fraggle Rock #2 in a premium picture book format.




Livewire #5

FEB192058 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Kano (CA) Kenneth Rocafort New story arc! "GUARDIAN," Part 1. Investigating the disappearance of a young psiot girl, Livewire stumbles upon OMEN's answer to the psiot "problem," a facility where young psiots are taken and taught to control their powers. Is this facility the safe haven Livewire's dreamed of or is there something more sinister to this sanctuary? For fans of superheroes and sci-fi adventure stories.










Long Con #8

FEB191889 (W) Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman (A) Emilee Denich (CA) Fred Stresing Flix Bixby has always had a chip on his shoulder... specifically, Midshipman "Chip" Nimitz, the spunky wunderkind he played on SkylarksMAX. So it's no surprise when a cult obsessed with his performance kidnaps Flix and Dez, and he becomes a bargaining chip in their high-stakes canon purity trial. When a challenger enters the courtroom, Flix must fight to save his life's work from being written out of the timeline... or let the chips fall where they may. Meanwhile, Dez chips away at an escape plan with a little help from some of her favorite Afrofuturist lesbian space-angels....





Rat Queens Special: Swamp Romp One-Shot

FEB190045 (W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Priscilla Petraites Dragons. Monsters. Tricksters. The Rat Queens have seen-and slayed!-it all. But when a dying man of great wealth hires our heroes to exact revenge for the murder of his prized unicorn, Betty, Hannah, Braga, Violet, and Dee are suddenly thrust into a quest that may bring them face-to-face with a mythological creature thought only to exist in bedtime stories. This is Palisade's urban legend, and it will end with either death or a mass fortune.









Ronin Island #2

FEB191256 (W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis Under threat from a mutated horde, the island is forced the cede control to General Sato-and Hana and Kenichi have a choice to make. Torn between protecting their home or standing against a threat to all of humanity, the two warriors find that their differences may divide them yet again.













Scooby Apocalypse #36

FEB190528 (W) J. M. DeMatteis, Heath Corson (A) Gus Vazquez (A/CA) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer Don't miss the series finale! It's the end of the road for the Mystery Machine! With their mall headquarters destroyed, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma, Scooby-Doo and, yes, Scrappy-Doo prepare for their final battle with the Nanite King. Will the resurrected Fred Jones be the key to humanity's redemption-or its annihilation? And in the final chapter of our Atom Ant epic, all of our guest stars vote on who gets to join the Justice League!








She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1

FEB190265 (W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Martin Morazzo The acclaimed miniseries continues! Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution . . . but that might just mean she's closer to the edge than she's ever been before. After discovering clues about the Flying Woman's missing family, Luna's obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago and a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more. Luna begins to wonder . . . will she even survive long enough to go insane?




Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Princess Leia #1

FEB190963 (W) Greg Pak (A) Chris Sprouse (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson BOUNTY HUNTER PRINCESS! With HAN SOLO frozen in carbonite in the palace of JABBA THE HUTT, PRINCESS LEIA prepares for a daring rescue by taking on the identity of the bounty hunter BOUSHH. But in order to succeed, she'll have to prove herself in her new identity to the ruthless bounty hunter BOSSK! With her life and all of her principles on the line, how far will Leia go to rescue a scoundrel? Co-starring CHEWBACCA and LANDO, who almost certainly have a bad feeling about this!







Supergirl #29

FEB190536 (W) Marc Andreyko (A) Eduardo Pansica (CA) Yanick Paquette The sins of the Circle-revealed! With a galaxy-wide bounty on Supergirl's head, she, Krypto and Z'ndr must hide out at an abandoned planet until it's safe enough to continue tracking the Circle's trail of misdeeds. Unbeknownst to Supergirl, this planet is where the last crystal of Appa Ali Apsa was left to be found for the hidden messages in her other collected crystals to be revealed! Who killed Appa Ali Apsa? What other deeds happened at the hands of Rogol Zaar? Find out here!








Sweetie #2

JAN191430 (W) Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli (A/CA) Sean Dillon Maggie can leap across tall buildings, take on a small army single-handed, and even dodge bullets. But talking to new peoples or making new friends? No way! None of Maggie's training will prepare her for her greatest adversary yet: freshman year of high school! To make matters worse, there's a boy at school who knows about her secret hero work. Is he an ally? Or will he spill Maggie's secret and sabotage the next four years of high school? While Maggie is distracted by school, what will her recently defeated nemesis be plotting from prison?






Tokyo Tarareba Girl Vol. 06

FEB192283 (W) Akiko Higashimura (A/CA) Akiko Higashimura "I spent all my time wondering 'What if?' Then one day I woke up and I was 33." Rinko has hustled her whole life, but one day she wakes up and finds herself a writer of a cheap online soap opera with only two friends (with whom she goes drinking most nights). In a booze-fueled delusion, she swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020, but it's not going to be a straight line, and there won't be any fairy tale endings!







Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #43

FEB190788 (W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! • You know how Squirrel Girl has stayed out of most Marvel events? Turns out, that was only because THOSE events didn't involve her good pal LOKI LAUFEYSON! • When Earth is attacked as part of the WAR OF THE REALMS, Squirrel Girl is called back from her Negative Zone vacation, and Loki recruits her as part of a secret mission! • Is Loki running a scheme? Probably. Is he playing a trick? Almost certainly. But he NEVER lies about the safety of his good friend (and Cat Thor creator) Nancy Whitehead, and that puts him and Doreen on the same side. • It's Squirrel Girl's first BIG EVENT CROSSOVER... but it's still the start of a stand-alone epic that you can still enjoy even if you only read SQUIRREL GIRL! • Also if you're reading this because you're thinking, "Hmm I'm big into WAR OF THE REALMS but do I really need to see what happens in SQUIRREL GIRL" then let me say WOW DO YOU EVER, THERE'S A REVEAL ON THIS LAST PAGE THAT'S BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR YEARS!




Unstoppable Wasp #6

FEB190899 (W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Alti Firmansyah (CA) Stacy Lee • The agents of G.I.R.L. rally around Nadia as she recovers from a personal crisis that put the whole lab at risk. • But one of Nadia's lab mates is undergoing some mysterious changes after a fateful A.I.M. attack. • Will things ever go back to normal for the girls at Genius In action Research Labs?












Vincent: Book One - Guide to Love, Magic, and RPG

JAN192043 (W) Vitor Cafaggi (A) Vitor Cafaggi "It is so good reading VINCENT, by Vitor Cafaggi, that when it ends it leaves you longing for more." Fabio Moon (Daytripper, Two Brothers, How to Talk to Girls at Parties). It's been some time since Vincent has had a good day. Sitting on the bus, he still doesn't know that his life is about to change. Forever. At that moment, outside the bus, Lady lets a little smile escape when recalling an anecdote about tomatoes. Vincent sees the smile and his world turns upside down. Now, armed with his nerdy RPG friends (not counting Bu, who is like a sister to Vincent and full of solid wisdom), an impressive magic act, and a insatiable love of roast beef sandwiches (no pickles, Vincent hates pickles), he must learn how to navigate his first non-platonic love and what may happen if things don't go as planned (as they often do in the life of Vincent).




War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1

FEB190767 (W) Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, More (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Valerio Schiti, David Curiel The creators of the blockbuster podcast The Adventure Zone bring their talents to Marvel for a wild romp through THE WAR OF THE REALMS! Earth is at war, besieged by an army of Frost Giants, Trolls and Fire Goblins - and the mighty Thor is nowhere to be found! But could it be that the key to turning the tide is...Thor's baby sister? Journey into Mystery with Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Wonder Man, and Balder the Brave as they go on an epic quest to save Earth's only hope! (And, yes, deal with diaper duty.)





When I Arrived At The Castle OGN

FEB191837 (W) Emily Carroll (A/CA) Emily Carroll The creator of the bestselling Through The Woods returns with a truly modern horror feast preying on the psyche of today's youth. Lushly illustrated, with especially deep, blood reds, and combining prose passages, in a nod to Gothic epistolary novels, When I Arrived at the Castle draws the reader into its dark corridors and singular vision.









Witch Hat Atelier Vol. 01

FEB192285 (W) Karmome Shirahama (A/CA) Karmome Shirahama A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with the gift for magic. She's resigned to her non-magical life, until a traveling magician passes through her village, and Coco learns what what everybody "knows" might not be the truth.




Wonder Twins #3

FEB190548 (W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne Exiled from their homeworld and still trying to adjust to life on Earth as normal teenage high school students and interns for the Justice League, Zan and Jayna find themselves attacked in their own home by the League of Annoyance. Now separated and unable to use their amazing powers of transformation, the twins find themselves forced to rely on Zan's new pet monkey Gleek for help-but does the plucky purple primate even like his new owner enough to give a monkey's butt about these young heroes?







Wonder Woman #68

FEB190544 (W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord, Mick Gray (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Wonder Woman and Giganta must stare down the largest Titan that Olympus and the Earth have ever seen...but even if they defeat him, they must answer the question: Can Giganta ever be trusted to use her powers for good? Can Diana get through to her-or do some big bads just get bigger and badder?












X-23 #11

FEB190924 (W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Ashley Witter • X-23 vs. Honey Badger! • But what could drive a wedge between these two sisters? • Meanwhile, X-23 digs deeper into the shadows of a secret new organization, HARVEST!
















X-Force #6

FEB190926 (W) Ed Brisson (A) Damian Couceiro (CA) Pepe Larraz Kid Cable wasn't the only one who'd come back from the future...!

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