October 3rd Releases!!


This week is the perfect use for the mind blown emoji! Not only do many of our favorites return, like Border Town and Paper Girls, but we get a whole collection of new titles to swoon over!


First up is Blackbird, the long awaited title from Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel. The story follows Nina as she discovers a magical world hiding below Los Angeles. With the powerhouse writing of Sam Humphries (Harley Quinn) and mesmerizing art of Jen Bartel, this is sure to be a powerhouse new addition to your pull list. Two more we're excited to snag on Wednesday are Jook Joint and Sparrowhawk, both new #1 issues. Set in 1950s New Orleans, Jook Joint promises to be the feminist horror comic we've been waiting for! Lastly, Sparrowhawk is described as a "teen victorian fairy fight club" and follows Artemesia as she is challenged to save the world which has never embraced her.


Scroll through our recommendations for October 3rd'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!





Asgardians of the Galaxy #2

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(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown

ALL DEAD GODS GO TO WAR! Angela's ragtag team of Asgardians are hot on Nebula's trail - but she's left a grisly gift behind. With the power of the Naglfar Armada at her cybernetic fingertips, Nebula is unleashing hordes of undead gods to ravage the galaxy. And its only defenders are a slightly traitorous Executioner, a half-mortal Valkyrie, a lost Asgardian huntress, a hammer-wielding teenager, a suit of ancient armor and a frog. And if the rest of the team finds out who's behind the Destroyer's faceplate, things will go from bad to Ragnarok. Guest-starring Gladiator and the Imperial Guard!




Belonging (Graphic Novel)

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(W) Nora Krug (A/CA) Nora Krug

Nora Krug was born decades after the demise of the Nazi party, but the Second World War continued to cast a long shadow all throughout her youth and childhood. For Nora and her classmates, two generations removed from the Holocaust, the simple fact of their citizenship bound them to its unspeakable atrocities. Nevertheless, because her parents knew little about their own parents' involvement, Nora never learned truth about her family's part in the war. Nora returns to Germany after years of living abroad. As she investigates her family's place in the darkest hours of the twentieth century, she makes a series of remarkable discoveries, including a file compiled by the U.S. military about her grandfather's political participation during the Nazi regime. As Nora works to untangle her shame about her nation's past, she undertakes an extraordinary quest, one that will span continents and generations, to piece together both her family's story and the story of her country.




Blackbird #1

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(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Jen Bartel

An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: she's not crazy - she's right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?







Border Town #2

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(W) Eric M Esquivel (A/CA) Ramon Villalobos

After barely surviving a supernatural showdown at Jack in the Box, the kids regroup over nachos to debate what to do when your town is overrun by monsters of myth. Frank's freaked and wants to go to the cops! Julietta can't because her family's undocumented. Aimi wants to know the secrets of the underworld! And Quinteh might just be hungry. Meanwhile, El Chupacabra crosses the border between worlds, bringing with him an unspeakably terrifying force to Devil's Fork.







Champions #25

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(W) Jim Zub (A) Max Dunbar (A/CA) Sean Izaakse

OVERSIZED 25TH ISSUE! Celebrate 25 issues of Champions with the start of a brand-new story and a perfect jumping-on point! Swords and sorcery beckon as our heroes travel to Weirdworld, a place where dreams can come true, but nightmares are never far away! A quest begins and sacrifices will be made...











Conspiracy of Ravens (Graphic Novel)

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(W) Leah Moore, John Reppion (A) Sally Jane Thompson

Teen schoolgirl Anne unexpectedly inherits a mysterious locket and a crumbing English mansion estate from her long-lost aunt. She unearths the family secret that she's part of a magical legacy that gives her fantastic abilities, and she isn't the only girl whose family is involved. But not all the girls are so willing to use their new powers for good . . .









Cucumber Quest Volume 4

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(W) D.G. Gigi (A/CA) D.G. Gigi

The fourth volume in a delightfully pun-filled middle-grade graphic novel about bunny siblings on a heroic journey. Continuing their journey to collect the signatures of each princess in the seven kingdoms of Dreamside, Cucumber and Almond's entourage travel to the Flower Kingdom. But when they get there they discover that the royal family was wiped out centuries ago! Then who was signing the swords of the heroes before Cucumber? To make matters worse they have a new enemy to deal with-Rosemaster! Adapted from the popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom is the fourth graphic novel in a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure series that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.




Gender and the Superhero Narrative (Graphic Novel)

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A look at the controversies and changes in the role of gender in comics. Gender and the Superhero Narrative launches ten essays that explore the point where social justice meets the Justice League. Ranging from comics such as Ms. Marvel, Batwoman: Elegy, and Bitch Planet to video games, Netflix, and cosplay, this volume builds a platform for important voices in comics research, engaging with controversy and community to provide deeper insight and thus inspire change.








Giant Days #43

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

Attempting to raise funds for Christmas presents, Daisy and Ed Gemmell take a job at a "Winter Village" that turns out to be a borderline-illegal shambles. Can Daisy save Christmas? Or should she just go home?















Harley Quinn #51