While there aren't many new series being released this week that are Femme Power Picks, we do have a lot of returning favorites that we wanted to share with you! You may have noticed that most weeks we have at least two or three new series that we feature within our overall list of 32-40 comics, but this week we have over 32 titles that are our returning favorites! But first, let's talk about some of the graphic novels that we have coming out this week!
First up we have Hot Comb, a new original graphic novel from independent publisher Drawn & Quarterly. This coming of age story follows a young woman as she grows up in an all-black neighborhood, showing her spending time in the local salon and getting her first perm while the women around her gossip. The raw story from Ebony Flowers gives us an insight on race, class, and finding the imperfections in your own identity.
Next up we have a new trade paperback from the Ms. Marvel series, but printed in a smaller, graphic novel format to make for easier reading! This new trade, called Metamorphosis, features issues from the first run of Kamala Khan as our favorite hero in New York City, as well as some issues from S.H.I.E.L.D. and Amazing Spider-Man (both from their 2014 runs). We can't wait to get our hands on this new trade paperback featuring some amazing moments from Kamala Khan's story, including featuring an amazing team-up with Jemma Simmons from S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as a team-up with Spider-Man!
As we noted there are tons of returning favorites that we are excited to read, including Captain Marvel, Invisible Kingdom, Little Bird, Livewire, Shuri, Unstoppable Wasp and so many more!
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!
Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #6
APR191247 (W) Olivia Olson (A) Slimm Fabert (CA) Brittney Williams Marcy and Simon's quest to find Simon's lost love has taken them all through the multiverse, but the terrible truth might be more than even they can handle!
Assassin Nation #4
APR190115 (W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson In this issue, all our surviving hitmen-turned-bodyguards have to do is storm the tower fortress of a rival crime syndicate, defeat their literal army of sword-wielding maniac teenagers, and kill their leader. Wait. Was that an army of sword-wielding maniacs? Yikes.
Captain Marvel #7
APR190756 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Annapaola Martello (CA) Amanda Conner, Dave Johnson WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Captain Marvel's got a magical right hook - but what happens when she loses her mighty fists? When a powerful spell from the Enchantress causes Carol and DOCTOR STRANGE to body-swap, everything about their mission is called into question. What was once a covert ops mission with BLACK WIDOW to take down the Enchantress and her "Land of the Dead" is now a comedy of errors - casting spells wasn't exactly covered in Carol's military training. But Carol Danvers is more than her powers, and the Enchantress is about to discover that the hard way.
Clue Candlestick #2
APR190618 (W) Dash Shaw (A/CA) Dash Shaw Was it Miss Scarlet in the conservatory with the lead pipe?! In issue two of this mind-boggler based on the timeless detective game, suspicions mount and Scarlet's story is revealed. Still, more bodies will fall. Cartoonist auteur Dash Shaw deepens the mysterious, quirky, and colorful world of Clue!
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #9
APR191964 (W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean (CA) Veronica Fish The third arc begins in the official Doctor Who comic, as the Doctor and her companions Yaz, Ryan, and Graham set off on a new adventure from Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Faith, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows)! These fast-paced, accessible new stories are perfect for fans and newcomers alike!
APR190138 (W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Khary Randolph The Aegis protects the world, but not everyone is equal is their eyes. A lesson their newest recruit, Spencer Dales, learns the hard way when he crosses the Aegis's unseen master: the Overseer!
APR190139 (W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni When her client turns up dead, Fairlady Jenner Faulds thinks her biggest task will be figuring out whodunnit. Instead, she learns that the client was an imposter, that the assassin(s) might still be after the real guy, and that she might yet have a bigger role to play.
APR191220 (W) Brian Azzarello (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Paul Pope All those little shadows and shapes that Faith catches at the peripheral of her vision start to take shape. There are omens. These events and details have Faith unsettled, but she moves past them with her attention drawn to something new: the Devil.
APR191195 (W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett As Serenity and its crew hurdle through space to find their lost Captain and First Mate, romance begins brewin' from an unlikely place, and not everyone is happy about it.
Goddess Mode #6
MAR190516 (W) Zoe Quinn (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez With the astonishing secret of Azoth revealed at last and the fate of the digital and analog worlds at stake, the Tall Poppies come into conflict over which is the best of very bad options, all of them fatal. As Cassandra agonizes over whom to side with, the girls' true enemy makes their move.
Guardians of the Galaxy #6
APR190849 (W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) David Marquez • The Guardians of the Galaxy vs. the Dark Guardians vs. Hela and the Black Order! • It's all out chaos, and it's about to get a whole lot worse...with the resurrection of Thanos!
FEB191258 (W) Michael Alan Nelson (A/CA) Dan Mora Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her (Lucifer ) is a supernatural thief for hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the netherworld for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. From possessed teddy bears to haunted paintings to ancient otherworldly demons, Lucifer will need to use every trick up her sleeve to protect her surrogate family and combat the monsters of her seedy city. Written by lauded horror author Michael Alan Nelson ( Day Men, 28 Days Later ), Hexed is a lyrical horror adventure series featuring the debut American comics work by superstar illustrators Emma Rios ( Pretty Deadly ) and Dan Mora ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Collects all 16 issues of the original Hexed limited series and its sequel series Hexed: The Harlot and the Thief.
Hit-Girl: Season Two #5
APR190148 (W) Daniel Way (A/CA) Goran Parlov HIT-GIRL'S IN HONG KONG. Her mission: to destroy a bloodthirsty gang that's responsible for drug trafficking, money laundering, and brutal massacres across Asia. Big Daddy had plans for taking down the Liu triad, but only Mindy can take these monsters out for good.
Hot Comb OGN
FEB191682 (W) Ebony Flowers (A/CA) Ebony Flowers Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story is about a young girl's first perm-a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming "too white" in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking.
Invisible Kingdom #4
APR190277 (W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward Suddenly, Vess is the Sundog's unlikely new crewmember, and Grix is at the forefront of an unexpected battle-but their earth-shattering discovery won't shake their faith or ferocity. They're unquestionably in this together . . . but who will help them? And how much time is left before Vess and the Sundog are captured . . . or worse?
Justice League #26
APR190486 (W) James TynionIV (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Francis Manapul After being off-planet for so long, the Justice League must try to pick up the pieces of their lives-but Lex Luthor has other plans. If he has his way, he'll show all of humanity that the Justice League will never be there in the world's time of need!
Last Stop on The Red Line #2
APR190270 (W) Paul Maybury (A/CA) Sam Lotfi Another passenger falls victim to the phantom killer on the Boston Orange Line. This sparks Detective Torres and her new partner to investigate evidence which incriminates Yusef. Meanwhile, Yusef must control his unearthly visions while on the run to avoid being captured by the determined detectives.
Little Bird #4
APR190157 (W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram Held captive at New Vatican, Little Bird endures endless medical examinations to procure the "resurrection gene" for Bishop's dying son. If Little Bird wants to escape this nightmare and save her people, she'll first have to confront a dark family secret. The penultimate issue of the LITTLE BIRD saga contains 30 pages of story, and a pin-up gallery by a variety of artists.
APR192044 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Kano (CA) Kenneth Rocafort The masterminds behind the Psiot Security and Education Program uncovered! Can Livewire save Phoebe and avoid being captured? Phoebe's backstory is revealed!
APR191238 (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) AnneMarie Rogers (CA) Kat Leyh With all the Lumberjanes together in The Land of Lost Things, there is only one clear option when stuck in a pocket dimension-explore! But being in another dimension is dangerous, and when Ripley wanders off on her own into the middle of a bitter-cold pocket-dimension winter, the Roanokes' fun vacation to another realm might end up being too cool to handle!
Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter #3
APR191306 (W) Adam Glass, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (A/CA) Hayden Sherman Displeased with her first attempt at creating man, Victoria prepares to end the creature's life mere moments after it began. Horrified, Mary convinces Victoria to allow her to educate Ad-am-as she names him-before making any rash decisions. Though the results of Mary's work are astounding, the events that follow lead her to wish she had just let him die...
APR190161 (W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona Maggie's band of nomads try to pick themselves up after a break in the storm. Meanwhile, Abel and the fox discover the forest they've been wandering in has been watching.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #7
APR190833 (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Ron Ackins, Vanesa R. Del Rey, Javi Garron (CA) Patrick O'Keefe • After the dramatic conclusion of the first arc, Miles has to take stock in his life. • What do his parents think of all of this? • How do his friends, particularly Bombshell, react to what's happened? • All this, a surprise return and a cover by the art director of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, Patrick O'Keefe!
APR190162 (W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda Maika is finally close to getting all the answers she ever wanted-but at what price?
Ms. Marvel OGN
MAR191032 (W) G. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid, More (A) Elmo Bondoc, Takeshi Miyazawa, More (CA) Marguerite Sauvage Kamala Khan's fan-favorite, critically acclaimed adventures continue! Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine's Day arrives! Kamala may not be allowed to go to the school dance - but Ms. Marvel is! Which is bad news for...Loki?! Then, when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with - a crush! Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! Plus: See what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala's school! And Ms. Marvel shares her first amazing, spectacular team-up with Spider-Man! But when the Marvel Universe enters its last days, can Kamala summon the will to keep on fighting the good fight? Maybe with a pep talk from her idol, Captain Marvel! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #12-19, S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) #2 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #7-8.
APR190496 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos PEARL is a modern yakuza crime epic wrapped around a romance for the ages from the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones. Tattoo artist/assassin/yakuza clan leader Pearl Tanaka must confront her heritage on the same mean streets where her grandmother was born. With every breath she learns more about herself, her art form and the connection between the violence and art she was raised in.
APR192032 (W) Fred Van Lente (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Rod Reis Who are the cosmic beings known only as the Psi-Lords? And how will they change the course of the Universe in this brand-new ongoing series? Four astronauts awake in an otherworldly prison with no memory of how they got there! What is their connection to the Psi-Lords? And how will they escape?
Rat Queens #16
APR190175 (W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Priscilla Petraites "THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING," Part One: In the wake of great change, the Rat Queens struggle to reclaim their sisterhood-just as a mysterious force of great vengeance sets its sights on Palisade. For our incorrigible band of adventurers, it's personal.
Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica #2
APR191087 (W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Fay Dalton The body count increases, and the mystery deepens as Vampirella and Red Sonja investigate the deaths plaguing Riverdale High. Turns out American high school life is as mysterious and perplexing as the murders themselves! Meanwhile Betty and Veronica have troubles of their own when they butt heads with the editor of the school newspaper over their investigative news coverage. Is there a coverup afoot?
Sabrina The Teenage Witch #3
APR191418 (W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Veronica Fish As danger intensifies and mysteries deepen in Greendale, Sabrina finds it increasingly difficult to keep her own secrets. And while the whole town is on edge from the most recent "monster" attack, Sabrina has tracked the source of the disturbances back to her high school. It may be up to Sabrina to save her new town by solving this one her own...but when the secrets she uncovers hit too close to home she'll have to make some very tough choices.
APR190859 (W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Rachael Stott (CA) Kirbi Fagan VIBRANIUM 24/7! All of Wakandan history and culture is under threat as the Space Lubber that followed Shuri all the way from the depths of space back to Wakanda makes its move! To stop it, Shuri and her allies will have to go deep into the Vibranium mines - which doesn't sit well with the claustrophobic Storm!
APR190199 (W) Joe Henderson (A/CA) Lee Garbett "FIX THE WORLD," Part Four: The battle for Chicago! The bug-riding Farmers have descended on the city, and it's all-out WAR. It's up to Willa and Edison to save their home! But if they're not enough... can the city itself rise to the challenge?
Star Wars #67
APR190915 (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerald Parel "THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 6 • The fate of an entire world is in the hands of the REBELS! • And even then, can anyone manage to escape the Scourging of SHU-TORUN? • The cataclysmic end of KIERON GILLEN's run on STAR WARS.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #33
APR190933 (W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos (CA) Ashley Witter "UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON" PART 2 • Counting the cost of her incorrigible thievery, sticky-fingered archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA is at the mercy of REBEL HIGH COMMAND. • But things are about to get stickier. What's the one thing every galactic treasure hunter knows for sure? • EXES NEVER MARK THE SPOT.
Uncanny X-Men #20
APR190898 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Whilce Portacio First - learn the truth about the Hellfire Club's involvement in the X-Men's quest. Then, the mutant race faces elimination at the hands of a vaccine erasing the X-Gene from future generations...
Unstoppable Wasp #9
APR190852 (W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee A.I.M. has crashed the G.I.R.L. expo, and this science fair just got deadly serious! Nadia and her lab mates will need all their expertise for this showdown - it's time to see some true Genius in Action!
Usagi Yojimbo #1
APR190591 (W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior's journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem!
War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #5
APR190735 (W) Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, More (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Valerio Schiti THE GOD OF WAR FINALLY GETS HIS HANDS ON THE HOTTEST BABE IN TOWN! Baby Laussa, that is! Thor's little sister has been kidnapped - and she's bound for fiery Muspelheim! But Balder pledged his life to ensure Laussa's safety, and he's not about to break his vow. Even Kate Bishop, Miles Morales, Death Locket, Sebastian Druid and Wonder Man are no match for Ares, though - not when the entire Earth is at war. To save Laussa and stop Ares' rampage, they'll need some divine intervention. Superstar podcasters the McElroys bring baby Laussa and her babysitter's club to new heights in this exhilarating conclusion!
War of the Realms: Spider-Man & The League of Realms #3
APR190764 (W) Sean Ryan (A) Nico Leon (CA) Ken Lashley WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! • Spidey and the rest of his motley crew are fighting for their lives (and all of existence) against KURSE!!! • She was once a member of the League of Realms until Malekith made her into his right hand. Now Kurse can destroy the League, once and for all!
War of the Realms: War Scrolls #3
APR190745 (W) Jason Aaron, Christopher Cantwell, Charlie Jane Anders (A) Andrea Sorrentino, More (CA) Alan Davis THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS! The Kingpin joins the battle for New York! And even with his new cosmic senses, the God Without Fear can't touch the venerated Mayor...can he? Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino's tale comes to a dramatic close! Plus, Halt and Catch Fire co-creator Christopher Cantwell and Nebula Award-winning novelist Charlie Jane Anders make their Marvel debuts with stories about Doctor Doom and She-Hulk!