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!