January 2nd: New Year, New Comix!!

Welcome to 2019! Not just a new week or new month, but a whole new year of comix to get excited about! Our resolution in 2018 was to read for pleasure at least a few minutes everyday, and to be honest we got damn close! Our resolution will be the same for 2019, so fingers crossed we can check off all 365 days this time! The dream would be to read a full comic or graphic novel everyday, but hey, baby steps! Do you have a reading resolution? Let us know!

Now, back to this week's new comics, the first new batch for 2019! Scroll through our recommendations for January 2nd's New Comic Book Day, listed below!

There are two new titles we're excited about, the first is a new comics run and the second a new graphic novel: Champions #1 and The Chancellor and the Citadel. The new Champions run picks up with the team successfully under Ms. Marvel's leadership, but facing a new foe! The Chancellor and the Citadel, however, takes a much less hopeful tone, as it starts after the world has ended, and all that remains is a citadel, and the chancellor who protects it. Unfortunately those outside its walls believe it was the fault of the chancellor that the world has ended, and are determined to make her pay by destroying the place she protects. This is the graphic novel debut for Maria Frantz and it looks beautiful based on the cover alone (peek it below)!

A few of four favorite titles are returning this week, and we can't wait to read the next issues for Hex Wives, Unnatural, and Wonder Woman!

The list also has two lovely options for young readers (and of course young at heart): the book Sweet Dreams, Supergirl and Scooby-Doo Team-Up #45. The first follows a young girl trying to fall asleep juxtaposed against Supergirl tackling her own elusive adversary, and shows that traits like patience and bravery can help both of these powerful ladies in their quests! As for the latter, we happen to be huge lifelong Scooby-Doo fans in all of his many forms, but haven't read many of the comics (shocking, we know). The Team-Up series often sees the gang partnering with obscure comics characters from the days of yore, but we've been excited to see them team up with Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and even Harley Quinn in the past. This issue, they're teaming up with the powerhouse Big Barda, and her husband Mister Miracle!

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!

Batgirl #30


(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund

You can take the Batgirl out of Gotham City, but you can't take Gotham out of the Batgirl! Politics gets personal as the race for Congress in Gotham City heats up, leading to civil unrest in Barbara's new neighborhood-as a new villain begins to make themselves known!

Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #269


(W) Bill Golliher (A) Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski (CA) Jeff Schultz

BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: "Catnapped!" When Betty's beloved cat Caramel goes missing, it's up to her and Veronica to find him-but Veronica takes the search a bit too far!

Books of Magic #3


(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter

The body of Tim's teacher, Mr. Brisby, has been discovered, and the scene is grisly-could his killing have been a ritualistic act? Tim tries to comfort his classmates, but finds himself in need of his own protector.

Champions #1


(W) Jim Zub (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto

THE WORLD STILL NEEDS HEROES - AND THERE ARE HEROES ALL OVER THE WORLD! The Champions have gone global! The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel's leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries. They're saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next generation... but something sinister lurks beneath the surface of their expanded mission. It's a dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for! Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) ignite a new era of CHAMPIONS, filled to the brim with action, adventure and drama in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

The Chancellor and the Citadel GN


(W) Maria Capelle Frantz (A/CA) Maria Capelle Frantz

The World is over. All that remains is the Citadel, and the Chancellor who protects it from the hostility beyond its walls. But what can she do when the world at large is convinced it her who brought the world to ruin in the first place, and are determined to make her pay for it by destroying the one bastion of hope the world has left? Cartoonist Maria Frantz's graphic novel debut.

Crowded #6


(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell


Trapped with the psychopathic streaming superstar Trotter on one side and all of Los Angeles carrying a weapon and a two-million-dollar-dream on the other, Charlie and Vita have only each other-and a few of the secrets they've been keeping from each other-to rely on for their survival.

Empty Man #3


(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey

Chaos descends on the Kerry family's neighborhood as the mysterious cult known as the Whisper Oracles engages in a full-fledged assault to "save" their mother.

Giant Days #46


(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin

A thief is targeting the Dark Nebula comic book shop where Esther works, and it's up to Susan to put her amateur detective skills to work... emphasis on amateur.

Heroes in Crisis #4


(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann

Wonder Woman versus...Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back's against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!  

Hex Wives #3


(W) Ben Blacker (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Mingjue Helen Chen

At last, Izzy learns the truth about herself and the other women of Desert Canyon, but it will take more than self-awareness to break the spell cast on the neighborhood.

Jughead the Hunger #11


(W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma (CA) Adam Gorham

The monstrous conclusion of "Frankenmoose Meets the Wolf Jug"! Who will win the battle of Riverdale's answer to Universal's classic movie monsters? Find out in this issue-as well as who, or what, might be returning from the grave...

Old Lady Harley #3


(W) Frank Tieri (A/CA) Inaki Miranda

Harley's barely managed to escape from Gotham City-but going down the river to Blüdhaven might have been an even bigger mistake! The whole city is a prison, held in the grip of the bloodthirsty Bane Twins...and we're sad to say, they definitely take after their father! And where there are criminals, you know there are Laughing Boys...and where there are Laughing Boys, can The Joker be far away?

Olivia Twist #4


(W) Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva (A) Emma Vieceli, Lee Loughridge (CA) Vanesa Del Rey

Olivia Twist has lost everything-her new friends and rediscovered family-and her last hope to save them is a desperate solo rescue into the Vertical City. But waiting for her at the top of the dangerous tower is Christian Krespo, whose plans are revealed. Can Olivia reclaim what is rightfully hers or will she be swept up in Krespo's dark designs for world domination?

One Dirty Tree GN


(W) Noah Van Sciver (A/CA) Noah Van Sciver

In Noah Van Sciver's new funny and heartfelt memoir, he is haunted by memories of growing up in a big, poor, Mormon family. Noah Van Sciver is haunted by the house at 133 ____ Street, or as his brothers rechristened it "One Dirty Tree." This sprawling dilapidated New Jersey house was his first home and the site of formative experiences. Growing up in a big, poor, Mormon family-surrounded by comic-books, eight siblings, bathtubs full of dirty dishes-Noah's childhood exerts a powerful force on his present day relationship.

Rainbow Brite #3


(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Brittney Williams (CA) Paulina Ganucheau

Wisp and Twinkle's quest to save Rainbow Land and learn what it means to be Rainbow Brite puts them on the path to seek out the last color guardian who hasn't been captured, but will they be too late?!

Raven: Daughter of Darkness #11


(W) Mary Wolfman (A) Pop Mahn (CA) Yasmine Putri

Raven has joined Baron Winters' new Night Force to battle the ancient, mystical assassins known as the Shadow Riders. But she discovers the Riders were created to protect mankind from Arcanes: super-naturally powered individuals who were not always heroes! Can it be true that Raven and the Night Force have been the "bad guys" all along?

Runaways #17


(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka

• ALEX WILDER: No one led the Runaways better. No one hurt them more. •  Will he help them overcome the worst threat they've faced since their reunion, or is another betrayal, and the end of the world, on the horizon? •  It's time for the biggest battle you've seen in seventeen issues, and the family will never be the same!

Scarlet #5


(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev

It's the final issue of the new SCARLET epic-and the cover says it all! Scarlet escalates her campaign against cor- ruption to the next level. Don't miss the blistering finale to this year's chapter of SCARLET, from the Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev!

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #45


(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela

Scooby and Shaggy can escape from trouble faster than anyone...except the greatest super-escape artist in the universe, Mister Miracle! But can even Mister Miracle and his super-strong wife Big Barda help the gang-and the Earth-escape an invasion of monsters from Apokolips? And free their teammates from the clutches of the merciless Granny Goodness before Daphne and Velma are transformed into Granny's latest Female Furies?

Stranger Things #4


(W) Jody Houser (A) Stefano Martino (CA) Aleksi Briclot

Will "The Wise" is all out of tricks, hunkered down in a makeshift fort and beginning to hallucinate from starvation, dehydration and the terrors of the Upside Down. Find out what happens when the Demogorgon finally catches its prey. No one escapes a Demogorgon unscathed . . .

Sweet Dreams, Supergirl


(W) Michael Dahl (A/CA) Omar Lozano

A young Supergirl fan faces her most elusive adversary - sleep! As darkness falls, a young girl attempts to catch some Z's while DC Comics' Supergirl tracks down an elusive enemy. With super hero traits, like bravery, patience, and persistence, they'll both turn sleepless nights into sweet success and sweet dreams. Along with Omar Lozano's action-packed art, bestselling author Michael Dahl delivers an imaginative bedtime book for fangirls and fanboys alike.

Uncanny X-Men #8


(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men...and the dawn of the AGE OF X-MAN???

Unnatural #6


(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo

While she continues to be hunted, Leslie finally meets Carol. But this meeting leads to new questions and doubts in a spiral of uncertainties, pain, and bad memories. Will Leslie be able to get up again? As more details of the grim-and unsettlingly familiar-scenario created by MIRKA ANDOLFO emerge, Leslie's tale of emancipation and self-discovery reaches a turning point.

Wonder Woman #61


(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Xermanico (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson

Love is dead-according to the Goddess of Love! A furious Aphrodite holds Steve Trevor captive in the middle of a war zone and tries to convince him of that very proclamation, but the hopeless romantic refuses to abandon his feelings for Wonder Woman. Meanwhile, Diana, the object of his affection, gets trapped in the bombed-out capital, where she finds the remnants of the local government and uses all her diplomatic prowess to convince them to end the conflict. Can Diana, Steve and Aphrodite end this war, or will Ares end up dancing on all their graves?

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