Femme Power Picks: February 20th

Scroll through our recommendations for February 20th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!

This week we are excited to pick up a new title from DC's Vertigo imprint, High Level #1. High Level takes place hundreds of years after the end of the world as we know it, when a smuggler must attempt to get a child messiah to a mythical city on top of the world, a place from which no one has ever returned. This is a not a creative team we're familiar with, but the story is unique enough to peek our interest, and we love stories of ladies taking on fantastical adventures (looking at you, Isola).

Though its a quiet week for new series, there are a number of returning titles we're excited to read! Grumble and Exorsisters both have new issues this week, and that means we're set for some good laughs! We're also looking forward to the next issues of Shuri, Naomi, Unstoppable Wasp, and Monstress!

A unique opportunity to check out this week is the reprinting of three classic comics, two for Captain Marvel and one for our favorite roller-skating, disco-diva, supershero- Dazzler! The two Captain Marvel titles, part of the True Believers line from Marvel, sell for only one dollar a piece! The Dazzler comic, in contrast, sells for today's cover price ($3.99), but is an exact reprint of the 80s classic- vintage ads and all! We're jazzed to pick up all three titles for a glimpse of comics past.

Something new this week: 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, but you CAN preorder a few of the titles coming out on Wednesday (currently Unstoppable Wasp #5 and Monstress #20)! 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!

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!

Adventure Time: Marceline the Pirate Queen OGN

OCT181298 (W) Leah Williams (A) Zachary Sterling (CA) Laura Langston When pirates infiltrate the Candy Kingdom and steal a precious treasure, Princess Bubblegum must send her most trusted friends to retrieve it. Well, her most trusted friends least likely to dissolve in water. Together with BMO, Marceline sets sail in pursuit as the dread Pirate Queen, where she faces deadly sea monsters and more in her quest to retrieve the Candy Kingdom fs treasure. Join writer Leah Williams (X-Men: Gold) and artist Zachary Sterling (Bee & Puppycat) as Marceline and BMO learn exactly what it takes to survive the furious oceans of Ooo!

Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #2

DEC181390 (W) Olivia Olson (A) Slimm Fabert (CA) Brittney Williams Marceline and Simon set off on their question to make amends for Simon's actions as the Ice King and find themselves at their first stop...the Nightosphere! But as Marceline knows too well, relying on Hunson Abadeer always comes with a catch. Written by Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline!

Avengers #15

DEC180935 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez CIVIL WAR: VAMPIRE EDITION! Dracula forges unholy alliances from his prison cell. Ghost Rider goes berserk. The Shadow Colonel and his new Legion of the Unliving raise bloody hell all over the globe. It's a good thing the Avengers just added a startling new member to the team.

Avengers No Road Home #2

DEC180837 (W) Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (A) Paco Medina (CA) Yasmine Putri Nyx, the Queen of Night, battles the Avengers over the bodies of her victims - and Hawkeye pays the price of defiance! LEGACY #709

Batgirl Year One: The Deluxe Edition HC

NOV180528 (W) Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty (A/CA) Marcos Martin, Alvaro Lopez Determined to join the ranks of crime-fighters against the wishes of her police-captain father, Barbara Gordon dons a caped costume to become Batgirl, and must overcome Batman's skepticism while taking on archvillain Killer Moth. Collects BATGIRL: YEAR ONE #1-9.

Bitter Root #4

DEC180224 (W) David Walker, Chuck Brown (A/CA) Sanford Greene The Sangerye family has fought evil for decades, but they've never faced anything like this. And while two family members have returned home, one may be lost forever as Hell comes to Harlem. BITTER ROOT Cover As by SANFORD GREENE will be connecting through the first story arc.

Black Widow #2

DEC180978 (W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain BLOODY, BLOODY BLACK WIDOW! • Black Widow came to Madripoor looking for trouble - and boy has she found it! • With a lead on the worst men in Madripoor, Natasha cuts a swath through the island's underworld, leaving bodies in her wake. • An assassin, a ballerina and an Avenger walks into the Princess Bar. Tyger Tiger says, "Hey, Natasha."

Catwoman #8

DEC180543 (W) Joélle Jones (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Joélle Jones What is it that they say about house-guests and bad fish? How they both start to stink after a couple of days? Well, Oswald Cobblepot has been hanging around Catwoman's new city, and Selina Kyle has been holding her nose for far too long. It's time to send the Penguin packing! I mean, the guy smelled like fish even before he arrived.

Dazzler #1

DEC180854 (W) Tom DeFalco (A) John RomitaJr (CA) Bob Larkin She's a singer, not a fighter - but Dazzler was always destined to be one of comics' brightest stars! Journey back to the days of disco to join Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men in welcoming Alison Blaire to the Mighty Marvel firmament with this impeccable facsimile of the first issue of Dazzler's sparkling solo series! Alison's mutant powers place her at a career crossroads. Can she be a singing sensation? A stellar super hero? Or both? But when Alison dons her iconic roller skates to make an important audition, will she dazzle everyone - or will the Asgardian Enchantress steal the show?! It's a landmark issue of the 1980s, re-presented in its original form, ads and all!

Ducktales #18

DEC180707 (W) Joe Caramagna (A) Emilio Urbano, Gianfranco Florio (CA) Christina Stella It's a special 20-page story as we present "Money-Grubbing Hooligans from the Deep!" A tsunami is about to hit Duckburg, but a mysterious submarine may be the reason behind this unexpected occurrence. Find out how the occupant of the submarine is connected to Launchpad McQuack and if Uncle Scrooge's Money Bin will survive the watery onslaught!

Exorsisters #5

DEC180244 (W) Ian Boothby (A/CA) Gisele Lagace, Pete Pantazis The ultimate darkness pays the Harrow sisters a visit, and they learn that there are much worse places to end up in than Hell.

Grumble #4

DEC181494 (W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) Mike Norton, Marissa Louise Eddie and Tala are getting the hell out of Baltimore, but Baltimore isn't through with them yet! Can our heroes survive a breakneck car chase through the city, pursued by fascist inter-dimensional warlocks, gun-toting maniac mobsters, and a trio of mystical bounty hunters? Buckle up, Grumble fans, and get ready for the most magically destructive ride of your life!

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

DEC180852 (W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) David Marquez • Thanos is dead... Long live the NEW Thanos! • But who will it be?! • Will the new Guardians of the Galaxy find that person in time before the universe comes crashing down?

High Level #1

DEC180523 (W) Rob Sheridan (A) Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo (CA) Guillaume Ospital Hundreds of years after the world ended and human society was rebuilt from scratch, a self-interested smuggler is forced to traverse a new continent of danger and mystery to deliver a child messiah to High Level, a mythical city at the top of the world from which no one has ever returned. Don't miss the start of a new series from writer Rob Sheridan, co-creator of Nine Inch Nails' groundbreaking Year Zero alternate-reality game!

Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #7

DEC181372 (W) Adam Smith (A) Alexandria Huntington (CA) Benjamin Dewey Kensho and his companions must journey further into Thra, to a Valley that has not been inhabited in over a hundred years. Meanwhile, Thurma makes a crucial decision that alters her fate and that of the entire Fireling land forever.

Jim Henson's Labyrinth: A Discovery Adventure

OCT181271 (A) Kate Sherron (A/CA) Laura Langston Delve deep into the world of Jim Henson's magical fantasy film Labyrinth in this interactive Discovery Adventure! Join Sarah on her quest through the world of the Labyrinth to save her baby brother Toby from the clutches of Jareth, the Goblin King. Help her navigate fantastical locations alongside her companions Hoggle, Ludo, and Sir Didymus. Each page contains dense artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the iconic film, where everything seems possible and nothing is what it seems.

Jughead the Hunger #12

DEC181605 (W) Frank Tieri (A) Joe Eisma (CA) Adam Gorham And Bingo was his name-o! Jughead's enigmatic and demented werewolf cousin Bingo Wilkins returns! But where has he been? And what does his return mean for good ol' Jug?

Justice League #18

DEC180572 (W) James TynionIV (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Francis Manapul The Legion of Doom returns as the history of the Legionnaires Club is revealed! Lex Luthor's mysterious connection to this ancient secret society runs deeper than even his Legion of Doom comrades ever suspected, and his secrets threaten to destroy everything. A blood connection to the dark underbelly of the DCU's history bubbles to the surface in this epic, villainous tale.

Kim Possible Adventures

NOV180646 (W) Michael Stewart, Abby Denson, John Green (A) Craig Rousseau, Tom Bancroft, Paul Allor (CA) Marco Mozzarello For the first time ever, the Kim Possible comic stories are all being collected in this exciting first volume, complete with a brand-new cover! Before you tune in to watch the new Disney Channel Original Movie, Kim Possible, on Disney Channel, make sure you catch up with Kim and all her friends in these action- and adventure-filled stories!

Lumberjanes #59

DEC181377 (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) AnneMarie Rogers (CA) Kat Leyh April's elaborate plans for Jo's birthday are well underway, and it's all camper and cryptid hands on deck to pull off the greatest party of all time! But when Mal, Barney, Jo, and Jen become shipwrecked on a mysterious desert island, they have to find a way back before the party is over!

Middlewest #4

DEC180262 (W) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona (CA) Mike Huddleston Abel and the fox have wandered into a small-town carnival where they should be able to find the healer they seek. While they search, Fox teaches Abel that survival sometimes means bending the rules a bit.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #3

DEC180959 (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Marco D'Alfonso • CAPTAIN AMERICA guest-stars! • Miles and Cap try to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing kids, but it's not quite that simple. • A new villain has our heroes' number, and you won't believe how they get out of this jam!

Monstress #20

DEC180263 (W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda Five-time Eisner Award winner for 2018! As Kippa descends into the darkness, she confronts the most ancient of foes...

Naomi #2

DEC180581 (W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell The most startling and intriguing mystery in the DC Universe continues as Naomi searches to uncover the secrets of her own origin. What do her small town's oversized mechanic and the last time a super-powered person appeared in her hometown have to do with the day she was adopted? Big emotions, new characters and a last page cliffhanger that can't be missed lead off this issue drawn by breakout sensation Jamal Campbell. Don't miss your chance to meet the most exciting new character in the DC Universe!

Rainbow Brite #4

NOV181200 (W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Xenia Pamfil (CA) Paulina Ganucheau Wisp's exploration of Rainbow Land continues! Even in the face of danger, she makes new friends and allies. Get ready for the first meeting of Rainbow Brite and the greatest horse in the galaxy...Starlite!

Ran and the Gray World Vol. 02

DEC182283 (W) Aki Irie (A/CA) Aki Irie With Ran's powers growing stronger day by day, Grand Sorceress Shizuka decides that it's time for Ran to begin her magical training and sends a master instructor to the human world to look after her. Meanwhile, a deadly insect has escaped from the confines of the Door and must be destroyed before havoc ensues!

Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? #97

DEC180588 (W) Sholly Fisch (A) Walter Carzon (CA) Horacio Ottolini When Scooby and the gang went to the bank, they never expected to find themselves stuck in the middle of a bank robbery...especially by ghostly gangsters with pinstripe suits and tommy guns! How can the gang stop the wraithlike robbers with their hands in the air?

Shuri #5

DEC180975 (W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt THE TWO BADDEST GAUNTLET-WIELDERS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE UNITE! An alien creature has invaded Wakanda! And with her powers strangely malfunctioning and her brother still missing, Shuri is in over her head. Time to call for backup. Enter: Iron Man! But can these two tech geniuses figure out how to de-power an energy-sucking alien before it destroys the entire continent? Don't miss the end of the first arc - and a dramatic change for the princess of Wakanda!

True Believers: Captain Marvel Binary #1

DEC180927 Reprinting Uncanny X-Men (1981) #164

True Believers: Captain Marvel Earth's Mightiest Hero #1

DEC180928 Reprinting Captain Marvel (2012) #1

Uncanny X-Men #12

DEC180906 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Salvador Larroca After the devastating events of "X-Men Disassembled," it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he's not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind's only hope. Writer Matthew Rosenberg and returning superstar X-Artist Salvador Larroca lead the X-Men into their darkest hour...and beyond!

Unstoppable Wasp #5

DEC180991 (W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee Nadia believed that when A.I.M. attacked her lab, she had reached rock bottom. She was wrong. And now she is finding out that she has more in common with her father than she ever knew. This issue of UNSTOPPABLE WASP will change everything about Nadia's life.

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