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Femme Power Picks: April 24th!!


Scroll through our recommendations for April 24th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!


If you follow us on Instagram then you know we are especially excited about Kelsey Wroten's new graphic novel Cannonball (we shared a tiny excerpt there!), but the reality is there are tons of things we're excited for this week!


Continuing the major Marvel Comics event is the next set of The War of the Realms tie-in comics featuring the Uncanny X-Men as Valkyrie and Dani Moonstar lead them into the War of the Realms battlefield! If you read War of the Realms #2 then you know which badass lady of Marvel past is now Valkyrie and why we're so excited to read what comes next!


Next up (and maybe-spoiler-speaking of!) we are incredibly excited for the reprint of The Mighty Thor #1, but this time in glorious 3D! The issue comes polybagged with a set of 3D glasses so that we can see Jane Foster like never before!


The new series we are excited for is Queen of Bad Dreams. Daher, our main character, is a nightmare hunter, who is tasked with making sure that the figments who manage to escape our dreams are not allowed to wreak havoc on the general public!


We also have some of our returning favorites such as Man-Eaters, Batgirl, Ironheart, Marvel Rising, and so many other Femme Power Comix favorites!

Also!- 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!


Are there other titles you're picking up this week? What are we missing from our list? Become a member of Femme Power Comix and let us know in the comments section!





Ascender #1

FEB190010 (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part One

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!





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.












Bad Luck Chuck #2

FEB190353 (W) Lela Gwenn (A/CA) Matthew Dow Smith A broken mirror gets you seven years of bad luck. Salt was thought to have the same preservative effect on friendship as it had on food, so spilling it was a bad omen. We all know a black cat crossing your path is bad luck, but did you know an upside-down horseshoe represents good fortune spilling out on the ground? Charlene "Chuck" Manchester hires out her bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. While her enemies rally to take her down, Chuck sees a way out with her new heiress sidekick. But sometimes her own bad luck is not enough, and Chuck needs to really tempt fate to pay the rent . . .




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!










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!














Cannonball OGN

FEB192033 (W) Kelsey Wroten (A/CA) Kelsey Wroten Kelsey Wroten's Cannonball fires the reader straight into the messy life of Caroline Bertram: aspiring writer, queer, art school graduate, near alcoholic, and self proclaimed tortured genius. Stunningly drawn in a classic style, with big truths and biting wit, Wroten's debut graphic novel is Art School Confidential for the Tumblr generation.











Firefly #5

FEB191239 (W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett After the shocking conclusion of the last issue, Mal and Zoe must deal with the full consequences of their actions... and whatever else Boss Moon sees fit. But don't worry, the crew of the Serenity will come together once again... or will they?















Goddess Mode #5

FEB190503 (W) Zoe Quinn (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez The deadly Daemon/human hybrid known as Antimony has been a constant threat to Cassandra ever since she first entered the secret world of Azoth. But the Tall Poppies are going to learn just how wrong they were about this most mysterious foe when DC Vertigo's cyberpunk saga travels back to the origins of Azoth itself... and who really built it... and why.











Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story OGN

FEB191762 (W) Tiiffanie DeBartolo (A/CA) Pascal Dizin A moving graphic biography for music lovers, Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story is painstakingly researched and created in collaboration with Jeff Buckley's estate. California, 1991. All his life, people have told Jeff Buckley how much he looks like his father, the famous '60s folksinger he barely knew. But Jeff believes he has a gift of his own: a rare, octave-spanning voice and a songwriting genius that has only started to show itself. After he falls in love with a mysterious girl from New York, he sets out to make a name for himself outside his father's shadow. What follows are six turbulent years of music, heartbreak, hope, and daring-culminating in a tragedy that's still reverberating through the music world today. Written by Tiffanie DeBartolo and with art by Pascal Dizin and Lisa Reist, this graphic biography includes archival material provided by Jeff's mother, Mary Guibert, to reveal the young songwriter in the process of becoming a legend.




Heroes in Crisis #8

FEB190462 (W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (A/CA) Mitch Gerads You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman will have their leadership challenged and will question their own judgment. Sanctuary has become something they never imagined...and it's still potentially carrying on without them!







I Think Our Friend Dan Might Be A Dolphin

FEB191962 (W) James Stanton (A/CA) James Stanton "He tried to pass it off as back sweat, but there's no mistaking a blow hole stain on the back of a shirt." This is a very funny comic book for grown-ups (printed in fluorescent blue and black ink on thick matte cover stock) by celebrated Gnartoons creator James Stanton. All I've ever wanted is a life with a porpoise...











Invisible Kingdom #2

FEB190267 (W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward After her shocking discovery of religious corruption, Vess must choose between quiet obedience in the monastery, and deafening truth . . . in exile. Meanwhile, Grix learns that Lux will stop at nothing to keep her newfound knowledge from leaking, and decides to make a break for it. Both women might feel terribly alone- but not for much longer.












Ironheart #5

FEB190873 (W) Eve Ewing (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) Amy Reeder There's still more to uncover about the forces behind Daija's kidnapping, and Ironheart will have to face them once and for all. Can she survive her first showdown with the mysterious Ten Rings?
















Jessica Jones TPB: Purple Daughter

JAN191027 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Martin Simmonds FIRST TIME IN PRINT! The critically acclaimed team that brought you JESSICA JONES: BLIND SPOT is back! When her daughter, Danielle, comes home with purple skin, Jessica Jones is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her time with the Purple Man and her marriage to Luke Cage! As Jessica digs deeper than ever before into the darkness at the center of her life, will she find relief - or yet another nightmare? Brace yourself for another thrilling, chilling tale that will challenge everything you think you know about Marvel's top P.I.!






Jughead The Hunger vs. Vampironica #1

FEB191424 (W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat & Tim Kennedy (CA) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can't be good for poor ol' Jug and Vampironica, you can count on that much...









Man-Eaters #8

FEB190165 (W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Lia Miternique "MAN-EATERS PRESENTS: WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME AND CAN IT BE STOPPED?" This mock guide to female puberty features personal stories, advice, illustrated charts, inspirational tips, and other topics of interest to teen girls-on-the-go who like witchcraft and advanced calculus.













Marvel Rising #2

FEB190972 (W) Nilah Magruder (A) Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Audrey Mok Morgan Le Fay has invaded New Jersey! Or should we say...NEW CAMELOT?! And under her mind-twisting rule, the citizens are going crazy! But Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl are not about to watch the local bodegas turn into potion-dealing apothecaries. Luckily, they've got a few friends to help them out: Spider-Man Miles Morales and Inhuman Inferno! And when former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson joins the case, they're sure to have Morgan on the ropes. Unless, of course, she sends a GIANT HORDE OF MONSTERS AFTER THEM?! Okay, this looks worse than we thought...





The Mighty Thor 3D #1

FEB190789 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman Jane Foster brings the thunder like you've never seen it before - in eye-popping 3-D! When Jane lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder - the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and a looming war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet this new Thor's greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form. It's a legend in the making as the multi-layered writing of Jason Aaron and the larger-than-life artwork of Russell Dauterman leap off the page in three dimensions! Polybagged with a pair of 3-D glasses! Reprinting MIGHTY THOR (2015) #1.




Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #42

FEB190898 (W) Brandon Montclare (A) Ray-Anthony Height (CA) Natacha Bustos THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN GUEST STARS! • Lunella and Devil meet the original kid hero himself, Spider-Man!


















O Maidens In Your Savage Season Vol. 01

FEB192281 (W) Mari Okada (A/CA) Nao Emoto Legendary anime creator Mari Okada (anohana, Maquia) makes her manga debut with a moving, funny, so-true-it's-sometimes-embarrassing story of high school girls coming of age together. Kazusa was a quiet middle schooler, but she arrived in high school determined to make friends. So (as a huge Harry Potter fan) she decides to join the literature club. When one of the club's icebreakers is "say one thing you want to do before you die," one of the girls blurts out "sex." The prudish club president, the class beauty, and the other nerdy girls' reactions are wildly different. Far from a typical sex comedy, O Maidens in Your Savage Season depicts how these girls challenge and support one another when that word pushes them onto a variety of clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths towards adulthood.




Punk Mambo #1

FEB192039 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Daniel Brereton Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to the Bayou. Now, she's a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti. From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (X-Force) comes this hilariously horrifying tale. New characters, new places, same Punk attitude! Great for fans of Dead at 17 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer





Queen of Bad Dreams #1

FEB192076 (W) Danny Lore (A/CA) Jordi Perez When a dream entity known as a figment emerges from a dreamer's mind, it's Daher's job as an IJ to track them down and make the call: reinsert the figment, or grant them agency in our world. After an especially powerful figment escapes the dreams of an even more powerful politician's son, Daher is pulled headlong into an investigation that traces all the way back to the incident that sent dreams, even nightmares, spilling into our reality.










Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities OGN

DEC181968 (W) Mady G, J.R. Zuckerberg (A) Mady G, J.R. Zuckerberg In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!







Runaways #20

FEB190897 (W) Rainbow Rowell (CA) Kris Anka • The fallout from "That Was Yesterday" is still very much being felt. • There's rebuilding to do, both metaphorical and literal - Are the Runaways up for these repairs?


















Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story OGN

FEB191785 (W) Raina Telgemeier (A/CA) Raina Telgemeier Get ready to journal and learn to tell your own story with Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times-bestselling creator of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts! Have you ever thought about telling your own story, whether it be true or imagined? Are you interested in writing, drawing, or both? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina herself, brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own stories. For additional inspiration, behind-the-scenes info from Raina's own comics-making adventures is featured inside. Plus, a special preview of of Raina's next graphic novel, Guts, is included!




Skyward #12

FEB190210 (W) Joe Henderson (A/CA) Lee Garbett "FIX THE WORLD," Part Two Still reeling from the last issue's shocking discovery, Willa learns what really happened on G-day. See that terrible day from a very different perspective as we follow an untold story of loss, struggle, and perseverance. ALSO: someone gets a dog.













Smooth Criminals #5

JAN191367 (W) Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (A) Leisha Riddel (CA) Audrey Mok It's time to get down to heisting, as the big score gets closer and closer...and on their tail, a female FBI agent who might or might not have ties to one of the girls' pasts!
















Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #31

FEB190968 (W) Si Spurrier (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Ashley Witter "WHEREIN: VERY KABOOM" • Time's up. DOCTOR APHRA and TRIPLE-ZERO have mere seconds to remove their bomb implants before it's explodo o'clock. • With undead bounty hunters, monster trappers and the foulest divisions of the IMPERIAL war machine between her and salvation, is this the end for the amoral archaeologist? • One thing's for sure: it'll come down to who trusts who...and who gets what they deserve...








Steven Universe #27

FEB191292 (W) Terry Blas (A) Gabriele Bagnoli (CA) Missy Pena Steven and Connie finally get to Lars and the Off Colors, where they discover everyone is in a coma-like state. It's up to Steven and Connie to save them, but it may be worse than it appears! Lars and each Off Color are trapped in hallucinations that show them their greatest fears and each have to overcome them to get free.













Thanos #1

FEB190810 (W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal THANOS IS DEAD! Executed by the deadliest assassin in the galaxy...his daughter, Gamora. But before their relationship came to a bloody end, how did it begin? Find out in this all new miniseries by Tini Howard (MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH and AGE OF CONAN: BELIT) and Ariel Olivetti (DEATH OF THE INHUMANS)!












War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #1

FEB190774 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Pere Perez (CA) David Yardin The War of the Realms has come to Midgard...and Westchester! Malekith's forces are invading Earth, and the heroes of Earth are joining with the heroes of Asgard to fight them back! Who better to lead the X-Men into that war than their very own Valkyrie, Dani Moonstar? LEGACY #635













The Wicked + The Divine #43

FEB190222 (W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jamie McKelvie "OKAY," Part Four Jamie, this is the last time we have to do big crowd and fight scenes. I swear, we can get through this. Two more issues after this, and then we can have a sleep.
















William Shakespeare's Much Ado about Mean Girls OGN

FEB191916 (W) Ian Doescher (A/CA) Nicolas Delort Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it's pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn't write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama and heroic hilarity of the classic teen comedy rendered with the wit, flair, and iambic pentameter of the Bard. Our heroine Cady disguises herself to infiltrate the conniving Plastics, falls for off-limits Aaron, struggles with her allegiance to newfound friends Damian and Janis, and stirs up age-old vendettas among the factions of her high school. On the 15th anniversary of its release, Mean Girls is a recognized cultural phenomenon, and it's more than ready for an Elizabethan makeover.




Wonder Woman #69

FEB190546 (W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord, Mick Gray (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Diana made a promise to Aphrodite: she would do everything she could to help her find her son, Atlantiades, lost somewhere on Earth. But when they pick up his trail, there's no way to prepare themselves for what they'll find: a perfectly normal suburban town...driven out of its mind with uncontrolled lust!












Wonder Woman: You're Amazing Fill in Book

FEB191937 Tell your favorite fierce female all the ways she's the best with this DIY gift book inspired by Wonder Woman.Whether she's your mom, sister, wife, daughter, grandmom, or best friend, we all have amazing women in our lives who embody the qualities of the world's greatest female super hero. Tell her all the ways with this book. Once you fill in the prompts, it becomes a personalized gift full of sweet, sentimental, or silly expressions of appreciation. It's up to you! This beautiful book features full-color Wonder Woman artwork throughout.

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