Femme Power Picks: July 31st!!

As we reach the end of July, most of the new series for the month have already been released. This is for sure a bummer, as we always enjoy telling you lovely people about all of the amazing new titles coming out every week! But alas, we only have one new mini-series to tell you about this week, but loads of returning comics!

Continuing the new X-Men Universe, we have Powers of X #1 releasing this week! This new mini-series is woven in with the current House of X run from the amazing Jonathan Hickman, and it promises to make you rethink everything you've ever known about mutantkind as it examines the secret past, present, and the future of the X-Men Universe. We can't wait to see the direction that Hickman continues to take this new storyline across the entire universe!

Unfortunately, we do have some incredibly sad news to share. The first series that we ever picked up at our local comic book shop, Paper Girls, is coming to an end this week with its final issue ever. We can't believe this series is ending, but, we do have the amazing news that creator and writer Brian K. Vaughan is working on a Paper Girls television show for Amazon Prime Video. With Vaughan at the helm of the project, we feel more confident that it will be an incredible adaptation of the comic book series!

We also have some returning favorites this week such as Avengers, Glow, Life is Strange, Monstress, Sabrina the Teenage Witch , and so many other Femme Power Comix favorites!

For graphic novels, we highly recommend you scroll down and check out the new Enola Holmes mystery book (soon to be a movie starring the amazing Millie Bobby Brown!), as well as the new original graphic novel from Michelle Gish, We Are Here Forever!

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!

An Enola Holmes Mystery: The Case of the Left-Handed Lady

JAN190845 Sherlock Holmes' strong-willed and equally brilliant younger sister takes center stage in these graphic novel adaptations of Nancy Springer's bestselling mystery series. Hiding from Sherlock and their older brother, Mycroft, who want to place her in a boarding school following her mother's disappearance, Enola has reinvented herself as Ivy Meshle, secretary to the fictitious Dr. Ragostin, specialist in finding missing persons. Her new client? None other than Sherlock's friend, Dr. John Watson! His mission: to employ Dr. Ragostin to find the missing Enola! She decides to take the case, only so she can keep tabs on Sherlock's every move to locate her.

Avengers #22

MAY190746 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Alberto Alburquerque (A/CA) Stefano Caselli THE CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS STARTS HERE! Robbie Reyes wants to get rid of the flame-headed monster inside him. So it's time to do the common sense thing: perform an exorcism on his car. Only problem is, Johnny Blaze, the king of Hell, has some plans of his own for the newest Ghost Rider and his Avengers friends.

Black Panther #14

MAY190862 (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Daniel Acuna THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA -"TWO THOUSAND SEASONS" PART 2: T'Challa makes contact with Earth! But the war for the Empire continues, and with the panther goddess Bast on their side, the Maroons are looking to turn the tide. When Emperor N'Jadaka comes for his revenge, he'll find himself in hot water. But will T'Challa's plan be enough to free those the Empire has enslaved - and open his pathway home?

Canto #2

MAY190642 (W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker Lions and tigers and... Malorex, oh my! Canto slips out of captivity only to find a herd of vicious Malorex ready to eat him. Can an unlikely friend help Canto survive long enough to see what lies beyond Arcana's borders?

DC Bombshells: Deluxe Edition Book 02

APR190534 (W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Mirka Andolfo, Laura Braga, Sandy Jarrell, Maria Sanapo, Juan Albarran, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Ant Lucia In Gotham City, copycat Batgirls protect the homefront. In Greece, Wonder Woman faces a battalion of the undead. In London, Stargirl and Supergirl learn a dangerous family secret. And in Berlin, Zatanna attempts to thwart the evil magic that's been released into the world. The paths of these super-heroines and more will converge as they face their greatest challenge yet. Collects DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS #7-12!

Glow #4

APR190636 (W) Tini Howard (A/CA) Hannah Templer It's time for the main event! The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are turning heel for one night only-but just like any good wrestling match, nothing is quite as it seems! Will the Star Primas come out on top? Or will GLOW come out swinging with a surprise upset?!

Heathen #8

MAY192040 (W) Natasha Alterici (A/CA) Natasha Alterici After a stormy night at sea ends in tragedy, Aydis is forced off the ship and must now face the open ocean alone. Elsewhere, Brynhild and Sigurd finally reach the Valkyrie castle, only to find it deserted of all but one belligerent goddess.

Justice League Dark Annual #1

MAY190431 (W) James TynionIV, V. Ram (A) Guillem March (CA) Riley Rossmo Swamp Thing takes center stage in this one-of-a-kind story that will change the Green forever! After the fall of the Parliament of Trees, the Parliament of Flowers and its new guardian have risen. It's now up to Alec Holland to convince him to become a benevolent protector of the world, but little does he know, a foe from his past, the Floronic Man, is trying to sway the guardian as well. Which path will the King of Petals choose? The fate of mankind depends on it!

Life is Strange #7

MAY191960 (W) Emma Vieceli (A/CA) Claudia Leonardi The official Life is Strange comic series, acclaimed by fans and critics alike! Max's roadtrip through an alternate timeline hits a speedbump - but surely she can handle it, so long as Chloe's happy and Rachel is alive? The second arc continues into its third chapter!

Marvel Team-Up #4

MAY190875 (W) Clint McElroy (A) Ig Guara (CA) Rud, Anna A BRAND-NEW STORY BEGINS HERE! The sudden reappearance of Mar-Vell, the first Captain Marvel, draws Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan back together for an out-of-this-world adventure! But is the man behind the mask who he claims to be? And can Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel stay on the same page long enough to find out? Podcast superstar and Adventure Zone scribe CLINT McELROY and ALL-NEW WOLVERINE artist Ig Guara, take the reins of an electrifying new team-up tale!

Monstress #24

MAY190086 (W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda END OF STORY ARC! With war on the horizon-a war no one wants to stop-whose side will Maika choose? That of her friends, or her family?

Paper Girls #30

MAY190037 (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chiang SERIES FINALE! DOUBLE-SIZED FINAL ISSUE! It's all been leading up to this-the deeply emotional series finale of PAPER GIRLS! No spoilers here, but our epic conclusion features 44 PAGES OF ORIGINAL STORY WITH NO ADS, and we can't wait for you to read it. Thanks so much for riding with us! ~ Brian, Cliff, Matt & Jared

Powers of X #1

MAY190703 (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present and future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men!

Punk Mambo #4

MAY192025 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Daniel Brereton Punk Mambo faces off against Azaire's right hand, Renaud! What does Azaire want with the loa he's collected? Punk Mambo and Josef's relationship continues to evolve! Sex magic may or may not be involved. But voodoo dolls definitely are.

Queen of Bad Dreams #3

MAY192042 (W) Danny Lore (A/CA) Jordi Perez After surviving an attack in her home, Daher decides to take Ava to the safest place she knows-but Viv, Daher's ex-wife, may have something to say about that. Ava is faced with the reality of normal life, while Daher gets up-close-and-personal with the Chases, and the power they wield in the waking world.

Rat Queens #17

MAY190091 (W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Priscilla Petraites Palisade enslaved! With a new king in control, the Rat Queens find themselves doing hard time in the clink. As they struggle to maintain their sisterhood (and their sobriety), their only hope for survival lies in an unlikely spirit. Can the Queens break their unlucky streak? If so, they'll have to face their most dangerous quest ever...

Runaways #23

MAY190887 (W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Kris Anka Doombot was destroyed back in #17, and Chase hasn't been able to fix him. Victor is going to give it a shot, even if it forces him down a dark road. Even if it leads to something even worse than Victorius...

Sabrina The Teenage Witch #4

MAY191417 (W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Veronica Fish Sabrina's worlds collide as the town of Greendale becomes engulfed in a literal witch hunt-putting Sabrina's family and her secrets right in the crosshairs. But the monsters plaguing the town are not exactly what they seem and it's up to Sabrina to save the town from itself, while clearing the name of witches everywhere. But what will be the price? Sabrina's got everything riding on her "fresh start" in Greendale but doing the right thing might mean losing all she's come to hold most dear.

She Said Destroy #3

MAY192043 (W) Joe Corallo (A/CA) Liana Kangas The invasion has begun! With Brigid's forces poised to capture Fey, tensions rise between Iris and Raul. The witches can't agree on how to handle the incoming Light Knights, and once again responsibility falls on Winona's shoulders. Will the Morrigan remain a player in the shadows, or can Winona's devotion summon the full power of destruction?

Spider-Girl: The Complete Collection Vol. 02

MAY190987 (W) Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Pat Olliffe (A) Ron Frenz (A/CA) Pat Olliffe Continuing the far-out future adventures of May "Mayday" Parker, the daughter of Peter and Mary Jane! Will the spectacular Spider-Girl be the only member of the Parker clan to wear the webs when the villainous Kaine resurfaces? The Raptor strikes, the Buzz flies in and the Soldiers of the Serpent spread hate - but nothing could be worse than the return of Spider-Man's archfoe, the Green Goblin! But who's under the mask now?! On top of it all, May must contend with threats like Earthshaker, Funny Face and Dragonfist! What is this martial-arts maestro's connection to Danny Rand? Meanwhile, May's deadliest foes band together as...the Savage Six! Or is it Seven?! Will they be the end of Spider-Girl? Plus: The man called Nova! Avengers Next! The Steel Spider! And more! Collecting SPIDER-GIRL (1998) #16-32.

Star Wars: Age of Resistance Special #1

MAY190922 (W) Tom Taylor, G. Willow Wilson, Chris Eliopoulos (A) Elsa Charretier, Matteo Buffagni, Javier Pina (CA) Phil Noto A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY! Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi-now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a pivotal conflict in Holdo's early career that will start the young woman down the path to heroic infamy for the rebellion! With her ship at the mercy of a dangerous enemy, it's up to Holdo to outsmart their foe and win the confidence of her compatriots in the process. With art by Elsa Charratier! The infamous "pirate queen" of Takodana, MAZ KANATA, thought she'd seen everything in her thousand-plus years of running a bar and hiring smugglers. But it turns out that the criminal underworld is always full of new surprises...especially when she hires HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA for a job! Story by Tom Taylor (AGE OF RESISTANCE)! o And Poe Dameron's loyal companion, the astromech droid BB-8, just can't seem to stay out of trouble. His missions always seem to escalate into a full-blown adventures! And if it means a win for his friends and the heroic Resistance freedom-fighters the little droid will stop at nothing to get the job done!

Steven Universe #30

MAY191257 (W) Sarah Gailey (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena After a hard-won battle against a corrupted gem, the Crystal Gems must work with the residents of Beach City to repair the damage.

Stranger Things: Six #3

MAY190225 (W) Jody Houser (A) Edgar Salazar, Keith Champagne (CA) Aleksi Briclot Francine and the other gifted young people are being held in the Hawkins Laboratory by Dr. Brenner. Francine believes he will stop at nothing to harness their collective powers. Increasingly grueling experiments unlock dark visions of the future, convincing her and her friends that they must somehow escape with the rest of the children-but will their opportunity arrive too late?

We are Here Forever OGN

MAY191876 (W) Michelle Gish (A) Michelle Gish In this post-apocalyptic comedy, it's survival of the cutest! After the most adorable apocalypse ever, the human race has vanished from the earth, replaced cute, innocent, playful purple creatures called the Puramus. In this hilarious and epic graphic