This week brings some final issues of comics to which we are not ready to say good-bye! She Could Fly ends this week with issue 4, and it has been such a weird and wonderful addition to our reading list, with the main character, Luna, being unlike any protagonist we've journeyed with before. We also have the long awaited last chapter of The Wilds, from the brilliant Vita Ayala. We can only imagine what dramatic climax awaits!
In better news, we also have some new titles to look forward to! Adventure Time, though canceled on Cartoon Network, continues as a comic, with issue 1 of "season 11" hitting stands this Wednesday! We also have Infinite Dark, which follows Deva, a Security Director investigating a murder...the first murder on a ship of two thousand people who survived after the collapse of the universe!
Some of our favorite ongoing stories return this week, including Catwoman, Ms. Marvel, Sleepless, Squirrel Girl, Unnatural and X-23!
Scroll through our recommendations for October 10th's New Comic Book Day, listed below! Scroll down to see cover art and read brief descriptions from the publishers (titles listed in alphabetical order). To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head to Previews World.
Which titles are you most excited to pick up? What are we missing from our list? Become a member of Femme Power Comix and let us know in the comments section!
Adventure Time: Season 11 #1
(W) Sonny Liew, Ted Anderson (A) Marina Julia (CA) Jorge Corona
Cartoon Network's award-winning animated series Adventure Time will conclude this fall with Season 10-but this October, KaBOOM! proudly continues telling the stories of Finn and Jake in a new Season 11 comic series! In the aftermath of The Great Gum War, Finn, Jake and the entire land of Ooo begin to pick up the pieces with some new and unexpected friends.
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
(W) Anne Frank, Ari Folman (A/CA) David Polonsky
A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen - and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal. Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of The Diary and includes extensive quotation directly from the definitive edition. It remains faithful to the original, while the stunning illustrations interpret and add layers of visual meaning and immediacy to this classic work of Holocaust literature.
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
WORLD WAR BELOW! With the underwater world on the brink of war, the Avengers go aquatic to save the day, but air-breathers are no longer welcome in the undersea city of Atlantis. And Namor, the Sub-Mariner, lord of the seven seas, has a bold new plan that will change the balance of power on Earth forever.
(W) Joélle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco (A/CA) Joélle Jones
Things have gone from bad to worse for Selina in Villa Hermosa. Her new city has taken away what little she was able to carry with her from Gotham, and her rap sheet offers scant protection when local crooks frame her for murdering two police officers. The law has caught up with her and Catwoman is in the clink, giving her time to reflect on her life and all the things that led her to Vila Hermosa. Turns out she didn't choose the move randomly or just to get away from the Batman. This special interlude issue takes us back in time to explode some previously unknown truth bombs from Selina Kyle's past. BATWOMAN artist Fernando Blanco joins Joëlle Jones to explore a couple of the early versions of Catwoman's nine lives.
(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Ro Stein, Ted Brandt
Circe and Trotter, two of the heaviest hitters in the private murder industry, have just landed in Los Angeles, looking for Charlie and eager to collect the almost two million dollar Reapr campaign on her life. Charlie, oblivious to the growing danger, tries to carry on her freewheeling lifestyle while under Vita's lock and key. But even their safest safehouse can't keep the fame-and-fortune-driven killers off their trail for too long.
(W) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon (CA) Lim, Gang Hyuk
• After the explosive events of "Killer Instinct" and DOMINO ANNUAL #1, Neena Thurman has a new mission...
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) David Nakayama
ARABIAN NIGHTS! Javier Rodriguez returns on art duties with the start of a brand-new arc! On the run from rogue Watchers, the Exiles find themselves scattered in a dusty Arabian town - and with a bad case of mistaken identity! Who is the ne'er-do-well son of a tailor everyone calls "Aladdin"? What are the 40 thieves after? And most importantly...what classic Marvel villain plays the role of despotic Caliph? Saladin Ahmed brings One Thousand and One Nights to life in the pages of Marvel Comics!
Fraggle Rock: Journey To The Everspring
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Jake Myler
œ Join New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth ( Adventure Time: Seeing Red ) and illustrator Jake Myler ( Orphan Blade ) as they take the beloved characters of Jim Hensonfs Fraggle Rock on their biggest adventure yet! œ When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles will have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring. œ Along the way, theyfll encounter spooky creatures, discover the Crystal Caves, and meet a colony of never-before-seen Doozers!
(W) Carolyn Nowak (A/CA) Carolyn Nowak
Diana got hurt-a lot-and she's decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one's ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone-and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget.
Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories "Radishes" and "Diana's Electric Tongue" together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work.
House of Whispers #2
(W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
Erzulie shouldn't be in the Dreaming; in fact, she isn't really sure how she suddenly got stranded there. Worse, she soon learns that she is no longer connected to her worshippers, which, for a deity, means only one thing: death. Against the advice of Cain and Abel, Erzulie steers her houseboat back into the rip between the worlds in an effort to return to her realm. But how will she find her way back, and what danger lies ahead in the otherworldly waters she finds herself sailing? Meanwhile, Latoya's sisters and her girlfriend watch her comatose body in the hospital, praying she'll wake up, not realizing they'd best be careful what they wish for...
Impossible Incorporated #2
(W) J. M. DeMatteis (A/CA) Mike Cavallaro
While lost in the other-dimensional paradise called Conundropolis, teen genius Number Horowitz is reunited with her long-missing father, Goliath. Or is she? In a world where reality is plastic and perception is open to interpretation, how can she possibly be sure? Plus: the Impossible Inc. team faces the universe-devouring threat of the Time Termites!
Infinite Dark #1
(W) Ryan Cady (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
The universe ended, but onboard the void station Orpheus, a skeleton crew of humanity survived: the last two thousand souls, waiting for a second big bang that may never come. Now, two years into their voyage, Security Director Deva Karrell investigates the station's first murder-and the otherworldly motives behind it.
Jughead the Hunger #9
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma (CA) Adam Gorham
Marmaduke "Moose" Mason is dead, having been executed by the Cooper clan after turning into a werewolf. Then who... or what... is FrankenMoose? Find out as Jughead the Hunger goes classic movie monster with "FrankenMoose Meets the Wolf Jug" Part 1!
Lost Soul, Be At Peace
(W) Maggie Thrash (A/CA) Maggie Thrash
A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She's trapped in a dark depression and flunking eleventh grade, befuddling her patrician mother while going unnoticed by her father, a workaholic federal judge. The only thing Maggie cares about is her cat, Tommi... who then disappears somewhere in the walls of her cavernous house. So her search begins, but Maggie's not even really sure what she's lost, and she has no idea what she'll find. Lost Soul, Be at Peace is the continuation of Maggie's story from her critically acclaimed memoir Honor Girl, one that brings her devastating honesty and humor to the before and after of depression.
Moth & Whisper #2
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Jen Hickman
SECOND ISSUE! Everyone knows that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. Very few know that the Moth and the Whisper disappeared six months ago. And what nobody knows is that the new Moth and Whisper are actually one person pretending to be both of them. One supremely skilled but uncertain young genderfluid thief: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper. Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they're still just a teenager, and now they're alone, searching for their parents in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. The truth about Niki's parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it? Niki's hunt for Wolfe, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Niki's parents, takes them to a high-class party where the elite rub shoulders with the city's criminal underclass. And with bil-lions in wealth in the room, security's going to be extremely tight. If Niki wants to live up to the mantles of their parents, it's going to take all their skills to make it in and out alive ...
Ms. Marvel #35
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nico Leon (CA) Valerio Schiti
• MS. MARVEL's powers are on the fritz! • If she and BRUNO can't figure out what's going on, it could be the end for Jersey City! • Which is all fine for the self-appointed big man on campus - the SHOCKER!
My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be, she'll find another, more dangerous romance... and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.
MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness-and what she finds there.
My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights #1
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
Powerless and threatened by a great evil, Princess Luna discovers she can't count on her sister or any of the usual heroes of Equestria. Running out of time and with nowhere to turn, Luna assembles a team specially suited to save the day... a team of former villains!
A brand new mini-series featuring former villains turned heroes! A crazy caper story the likes of which My Little Pony has never seen!
Scooby Apocalypse #30
(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A/CA) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer
This Daphne-centric issue focuses on the history of our favorite monster-killing mistress, from her relationship with her unforgiving father to the tragic death of Fred Jones. But the past has come back to haunt Daphne in the form of a savage new monster that's hunting her. How can she survive a creature that feeds on her sorrow and guilt?
She Could Fly #4 (Final Issue)
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Martin Morazzo
Luna's journey to get to the bottom of the Flying Woman's death finally comes to a head, just as EON-DEF, Chinese Intelligence, and the U.S. government encircle the Brewster household.
Will any of the family survive the encounter? And even if they do, will the stress of all this mentally break Luna once and for all?
The final chapter in the acclaimed series!
(W) Sarah Vaughn (A/CA) Leila Del Duca
Cyrenic must adjust to life without the Sleepless spell, while Poppy prepares for her wedding to the man she believes tried to kill her.
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Stanley Lau
Supergirl's cosmic quest continues as she searches the galaxy for the truth about Rogol Zaar's connection to Krypton's destruction-and if there are any other culprits to be brought to justice. The library police are hot on Kara's trail after she breaks into the Green Lantern database on Mogo, but she's short on credits to pay the fine.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #37
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
• It's the latest issue of the all-ages smash hit, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL! She's defeated Galactus! She's defeated Doctor Doom! Who KNOWS what fun adventures she'll get up to THIS month! • Well, we do. And you may want to brace yourselves for this, because this issue begins an all-new story arc called..."THE DEATH OF SQUIRREL GIRL"! • Has the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl been BEATEN? Is this TRULY the end of Doreen Green? We haven't canceled the comic so it doesn't seem likely, but can you REALLY be sure? What if this issue installment actually IS the one Squirrel Girl dies in and you miss out because you didn't buy it? • So I guess what we're saying here is everyone should definitely buy this comic. • PLUS: This issue also has Wolverine in it for LITERALLY several pages!
The Wilds #5 (Final Issue)
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Emily Pearson (CA) Natasha Alterici
In the final issue, the Runners lead an all out assault on Medical Central, determined to free one of their own and end the reign of terror brought on by Dr. Knott and his scientists.
(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
END OF STORY ARC
Murder, betrayal, blood, and a shocking truth: the first story arc of MIRKA ANDOLFO's dystopian tale concludes with a bang-and a few twists!
Wonder Woman #56
(W) James TynionIV (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) Yasmine Putri
"The Witching Hour" part two! The Justice League Dark barely escaped their first encounter with Hecate, but they know she'll be coming back for the power inside Wonder Woman. But what if Diana could tap into that power herself to take on Hecate directly?
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Mike Choi
All is revealed as Laura and Gabby fight to return to each other and work to uncover the ultimate machinations of the power-hungry Cuckoos. But which team will take the day - and will any of the sisters emerge unscathed?