Femme Power Picks: May 8th!


Scroll through our recommendations for May 8th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!


There are some great comics coming out this week, and we hope you're as excited as we are! First up is War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas, which introduces Aero, Sword Master, and Wave! Agents of Atlas is an all Asian hero team, and Wave, a brand new character for Marvel, marks their first Filipino superhero! We can't wait to get our hands on this War of the Realms tie-in issue and get to know all of these new superheroes!


Next up we are excited for the new series from Image Comics titled Excellence. The series follows Spencer Dales, a member of a secret society of magicians who are tasked with using magic to better the lives of others, but never themselves. Spencer sees issues with these rules, and takes it upon himself to fix a broken system. Brought to you entirely by a creative team of color and following Black magicians, this action-fantasy series promises to show you that excellence is real!


We also have some of our returning favorites such as By Night, Captain Marvel, Unstoppable Wasp, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Wonder Woman 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!






5 Worlds Vol. 03

MAR191961 (W) Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel (A) Mark Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, Boya Sun her quest to save the galaxy. But reaching the red beacon means navigating an impossible maze of pipes and facing devious enemies at every turn. Luckily, her friend Jax Amboy has returned from his adventures transformed! Now he must confront the owner of his former starball team, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get his best player back on the field... and who can grant them access to the beacon. Meanwhile, Oona and An Tzu find a mysterious rebel leader and release a surprising power within Oona's magic. Will they make it in time to stop the evil force seeking to rule the 5 Worlds?




Betty & Veronica #5

MAR191465 (W) Jamie L Rotante (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Sandra Lanz "SUMMER," pt. 5: Graduation day is here! Betty and Veronica have finally made peace with their decisions and vow to make this a summer to remember. What lies in the future for the BFFs? You may be surprised to find out!













By Night #11

MAR191307 (W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen Jane and Heather confront Chet Charles, the mysterious inventor thought missing for over a decade! All that remains is to discover the sort of thing that could drive you crazy enough to want to live inside a mountain for twenty years and pretend to be the most powerful being in a dimension.













Captain Marvel #5

MAR190888 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts THE FINAL SHOWDOWN AT LAST! The battle with Nuclear Man comes to a head! Captain Marvel's rebellion forces have launched their final desperate assault for control of the island. But Nuclear Man has an ace in the hole - and stopping him will take everything Carol's got. The life of every man, woman and child on Roosevelt Island rests on Carol's shoulders. She's about to show Nuclear Man why they call her "Earth's Mightiest Hero"!








Carmen Sandiego Vol. 01

MAR191809 Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Headed to the island nation of Indonesia for her next caper! But just what is the mysterious lady in red after this time? Adventure awaits in this action-packed graphic novel starring the world's greatest thief. In this exciting graphic novel based on the Netflix series starring Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, Carmen Sandiego's globe-trotting capers introduce kids to the geography, culture, and history that is baked into every adventure!









Catwoman #11

MAR190498 (W) Joélle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco (CA) Joélle Jones Asking the question, "Who is Selina Kyle?" has gotten folks hurt in the past...but this time it's Selina asking about herself. Meanwhile, the disgraced Creel family are marshalling their resources to make a return to Villa Hermosa and claw their way back to the top.














Deadly Class #38

DEC180236 (W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig "NEVER GO BACK," Part Three (of Five): Marcus and Maria return to Kings Dominion and face the rot that festers in its halls.

















Escape from Bitch Mountain OGN

MAR191525 (W) Hannah Chapman (A) Various Comic Book Slumber Party is back! And this time they're taking on the dank dungeons of Bitch Mountain. Far famed for its cruel Warlock overlord, Bitch Mountain is easily the deadliest destination on any adventurers map, but with it's rumored riches and guaranteed bragging rights it's an opportunity Greasy can't refuse. Can Greasy find her way out of the depths with her treasure (and her dignity) intact?









Eve Stranger #1

FEB190745 (W) David Barnett (A/CA) Philip Bond You have unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities. And your bloodstream is filled with nano bombs. The contents of a syringe will deactivate them for a week and also wipe your memory. So what happens when you develop a sneaking suspicion that you're actually working for the bad guys? EVE STRANGER, amnesiac-for-hire. High-octane thrills! Impossible missions! Doomed romance!










Excellence #1

MAR190016 (W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Khary Randolph Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with greater potential-but never themselves. Now it's time for Spencer to follow in his father's footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?









Hit-Girl: Season Two #4

MAR190211 (W) Kevin Smith (A) Pernille Orum (CA) Francesco Francavilla "LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!" Mindy's ready for her close-up, and the huge, bloody showdown that's about to take place on set. The gutsy, gory, cockamamie conclusion to Hit-Girl's golden rage of Hollywood!
















House of Whispers #9

MAR190524 (W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray To try and understand what is going on in her own story, Erzulie seeks to enlist assistance from the fearsome god of stories: Kwaku Anansi. However, the spider-god has many threads in his web, and who knows what price he may extract in unraveling the secrets of one...













Infinite Dark #6


MAR190214 (W) Ryan Cady (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Nick Robles Paranoia reigns supreme on the Orpheus, as fledgling leaders must choose between two terrifying unknowns. Meanwhile, Deva Karrell investigates nightmarish crimes with an unlikely ally.















Island Book OGN

MAR191775 (W) Evan Dahm (A) Evan Dahm Sola is cursed. At least, that's what everyone tells her. It all started the day the Monster came to the island. While others fled, Sola stood before the creature, alone and unafraid. Since then she's been treated like an outcast. Shamed and feared for an event she doesn't understand, Sola sets out to sea looking for answers. In an endless ocean far from home, she discovers that her island isn't alone-and the Monster isn't the only life to be found in these uncharted waters. Boundless adventure awaits in Island Book, an epic tale of friendship, teamwork, and the wisdom we gain when we face the unknown with bravery and an open heart.




Jim Henson's Storyteller: Sirens #2

MAR191295 (W) Chan Chau (A) Chan Chau (CA) Cory Godbey This tale explores the Chinese mythology of Nuwa. Long ago before mankind, Nuwa traveled through vast fields and mountains of the earth in awe of its beauty. The planet was beautiful, but lonely and she decided to fill the earth with human beings. But while life filled the Earth and Nuwa's heart, creation was only the beginning of the story.












Justice League Odyssey #9

MAR190531 (W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran In this issue, Cyborg stands alone against the unstoppable fury of the Eskaton! To save life itself, the rest of his rogue Justice League team of Jessica Cruz, Starfire and Azrael must stand with the greatest evil in the Multiverse--and that means battling everything the feral Ghost Sector can throw at them. The fate of the Ghost Sector hangs in the balance, but has the Odyssey team picked the right side?










Katusha OGN

MAR191676 (W) Wayne Vansant (A/CA) Wayne Vansant On Sunday, June 22, 1941, the morning after Katusha's graduation, the Germans invade the Soviet Union. As enemy forces occupy Kiev, Katusha and her family learn the Nazis are not there to liberate them from harsh communist rule, but to conquer. They discover there is a special danger for the Jews, and in saving her friend Zhenya Gersteinfeld, Katusha finds her whole family in danger. During the next four years, Katusha experiences the war on the Eastern Front with all its ferocity and hardship: first as a partisan, then as a Red Army tank driver and commander. Seen through the eyes of a Ukrainian teenage girl, Katusha is both a coming-of-age story and a carefully researched account of one of the most turbulent and important periods of the twentieth century.




Long Con #9

MAR191902 (W) Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman (CA) Fred Stresing (A/CA) Ea Denich Victor and Dez face a deadly trial by nerd pub quiz! Odious fanboy Judge Decky will send one hero to a dark, noticeably sticky oblivion, while the other gets an express trip to a verdant, verbose paradise. Both are confronted by unexpected offers-but at what cost to the people of Long Con? Will our heroes give in to temptation, or will they seize their best, last chance to take down the Special Guest?











Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica #1

MAR191040 (W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Fay Dalton Mystery, murder, and mayhem descends on Riverdale as four of your favorite comic book women meet for the first time. A string of paranormal, unsolved murders leads the vampire hunter Vampirella and her sword-wielding barbarian partner Red Sonja to the small, sleepy town where things always seem to happen... There they discover Betty and Veronica, investigative reporters for the high school newspaper, also hot on the trail of the same killer.








Ronin Island #3

MAR191274 (W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis Though the Island's shelter provides protection, Hana can no longer watch the slaughter on the mainland and leaves her home with General Sato to save the Shogunates's civilians. Kenichi stays behind, unwilling and unable to understand her motivations.















She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #2

MAR190359 (W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Martin Morazzo Luna's mental health deteriorates as her obsession with the Flying Woman reignites. Benji searches for his mother Kido while Dana begins to worship at her feet. Bill gets help mounting an escape, and Luna's doctors become worried . . . plus, she might have a boyfriend now?














Snow White With The Red Hair Vol. 01

MAR192174 (W) Sorata Akiduki (A/CA) Sorata Akiduki Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! Unwilling to become the prince's possession, she seeks shelter in the woods of the neighboring kingdom, where she gains an unlikely ally-the prince of that kingdom! He rescues her from her plight, and thus begins the love story between a lovestruck prince and an unusual herbalist.









Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #32

MAR190986 (W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos (CA) Ashley Witter UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON: Part 1 A NEW ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! • After a year of close shaves, Doctor CHELLI APHRA is taking it easy and lying low. Probably herding banthas or something. She's smart like that, right? • NAH, not really. The galaxy's shadiest archaeologist is back doing what she does best: busting into alien temples to steal horrifying weapons for huge profit. She just can't stop herself. • But plenty of other people could. Powerful factions are watching closely: Rebel and Empire, familiar and strange - all calculating whether Aphra's more useful alive... or dead.





Supergirl #30

MAR190549 (W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Yanick Paquette If you want to do something right, do it yourself-the crystalline Lord Gandelo is tired of sending others to kill Supergirl and has arrived to destroy the Girl of Steel herself! It's an all-out fight as crystal battles steel-and Supergirl must choose between avenging Krypton and sparing a wicked life.













Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #44

MAR190819 (W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! • The other nine realms have fallen, Earth is under attack and the only one who can save us is DOREEN GREEN, A.K.A. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL. • So that's terrific. We're in great hands and don't need to worry at all! Phew. • Or at least we would be, if it weren't for the complicating factor of an ancient Asgardian Squirrel Chaos God who's decided she wants to be...FRIENDS?? • In this issue, Squirrel Girl and Ratatoskr fight Frost Giants...and their unspoken assumptions about each other! • This arc is a "WAR OF THE REALMS" TIE-IN, but it's also an awesome stand-alone story that you don't need to be reading all the other comics to get! • Don't tell Marvel.




Unnatural #9

MAR190251 (W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo Newspapers call her a killer, her allies are dead or beaten to a pulp, and her enemies are closing in on her. Oh, and she still has a major "inner demons" problem to face. So let's agree that Leslie's not in a good spot right now and just leave it there, all right? As we enter the third and final act of MIRKA ANDOLFO's epic, things get pretty serious; we learn more about the world of UNNATURAL and the secret origins of the Glance. Will Leslie be strong enough to survive all this, or is this really the end of the line for her?







Unstoppable Wasp #7

MAR190913 (W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Alti Firmansyah (CA) Stacy Lee What do you do when your quasi-adopted stepdaughter reveals that she's never had a birthday party, and doesn't even know when her birthday is? Well, if you're Janet Van Dyne - Original Avenger, Winsome Wasp, Pym Labs C.E.O. and Fashion Designer - you throw together the best last-minute birthday party the Marvel Universe has ever seen. But what happens when Nadia's fellow Red Room graduate Bucky Barnes, A.K.A. the Winter Soldier, crashes the party?









Violette Around the World Vol. 02

JAN190846 (W) Teresa Radice (A/CA) Stefano Turconi Advance solicited for April release! Welcome to the wonderful world of the Circus of the Moon as it crosses the Atlantic to perform in the "New World!" Your guide? Clever Violette Vermeer, daughter of the stuntwoman and the insect trainer. This little girl with a big heart meets two people when she arrives in America-Hiawatha, a young Native American girl, and the famous composer Antonin Dvoràk. These two new friends will help her achieve a long-held dream in this second volume of Violette's adventures around the world! Join in the adventures of 12-year-old Violette as she travels the world as part of a circus, learning to appreciate the joys of being different.




War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #2

MAR190799 (W) Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, More (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Valerio Schiti, David Curiel THE McELROYS TAKE MILES MORALES AND COMPANY CAMPING! Looks like Balder and his babysitting team have more than fire goblins and foul diapers to worry about! A marshmallow-roasting campout in the Midwest goes up in flames when deadly shape-shifting aliens make a campfire appearance! But the real danger is barreling down the highway behind them. Ares, the Greek God of War, is hot on baby Laussa's trail. If Balder the Brave, Wonder Man, Sebastian Druid, Kate Bishop, Miles Morales and Deathlocket are going to stay ahead of him...Kate's gonna have to teach one of them to drive.




War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1

MAR190793 (W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Billy Tan FEATURING MARVEL'S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER! A "War of the Realms" tie-in series! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it's time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his "protectors" -- Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel's newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE!




Waves OGN

OCT181246 (W) Ingrid Chabbert (A/CA) Carole Maurel After years of difficulty trying to have children, a young couple finally announces their pregnancy, only to have the most joyous day of their lives replaced with one of unexpected heartbreak. Their relationship is put to the test as they forge ahead, working together to rebuild themselves amidst the churning tumult of devastating loss, and ultimately facing the soul-crushing reality that they may never conceive a child of their own. Based on author Ingrid Chabbert 's own experience, coupled with soft, sometimes dreamlike illustrations by Carole Maurel, Waves is a deeply moving story that poignantly captures a woman 's exploration of her pain in order to rediscover hope.




Wonder Twins #4

MAR190560 (W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne From the writer of two of the most critically acclaimed DC Comics of all time (THE FLINTSTONES and EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES), it's a mind-bending new look at DC's new alien teen sensations...the Wonder Twins! It's spring and love is in the air-even for the Wonder Twins!-as they try to adjust to life on Earth and as interns for the Justice League. After Jayne makes an impressive showing at her new school's science fair, the twins both get dates that don't go as planned but the bigger threat may come from Jayne's best friend Polly Math, daughter of reformed villain Filo Math.




Wonder Woman #70

MAR190556 (W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Xermanico (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Wonder Woman, Steve Trevor and the goddess of love, Aphrodite, are pretty sure they've found Aphrodite's missing son in this unremarkable suburban town-the fact that everyone here is compulsively driven to act on their secret desires is an awfully big clue! But if they actually want to talk to him, they'll have to get through a flying army of...attack cherubs?!












X-Force #7

MAR190944 (W) Ed Brisson (A) Damian Couceiro, Dylan Burnett (CA) Pepe Larraz • Stryfe comes face-to-face with Kid Cable! • But which side will X-Force stand with?

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