March is “Women in Comics” month here at PREVIEWS, and we're presenting this fantastic selection of must-read comics and graphic novels from some of today’s most talented female creators!
Of course, this is just a small sampling of the new and backlist titles being offered this month. So, keep your eyes peeled for the “Women in Comics” icon, seen above, throughout the March PREVIEWS for more great comics and graphic novels!
Look below for an amazing assortment of titles featuring women leads and/or creators available to order now at your local comic shop.
(W) Afua Richardson (A/CA) Afua Richardson
Eisner Award-winning creator AFUA RICHARDSON, the artist of HBO's Lovecraft County, comes to Image Comics with a visionary new series: a modern retelling of mermaid myths and legends from all over the world. In 1983 Harlem, something surfaces from the haunted lake of Astara's dreams. She's plagued by visions of Ancestors, monsters, and Merfolk. What will she sacrifice to finally have peace? This quarterly comic will be accompanied by music for a unique storytelling experience.
In Shops: Aug 11, 2021
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(W) Mirka Andolfo (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Artgerm
MERCY, a goth-inspired, Victorian monster series explores topics of "otherness," damnation and redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror graphic novel perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows.
This new graphic novel by acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL) is a gothic horror tale where mysteries and unspeakable sins are blended together in a unique and sensual way.
Washington State, late nineteenth century. During the frenzied historical era commonly known as the Klondike Gold Rush, a mysterious woman arrives in Woodsburgh, a small mining town close to the Canadian border.
It's been a few years since the Swanson mine was closed following the terrible accident that claimed the lives of so many men and women, including the owner's and the city it's still struggling in search for a new place on the map of the country.
Elegant and extraordinarily wealthy, Lady Hellaine arrives in the city accompanied by her faithful butler Goodwill and settles in one of the most luxurious mansions in town. A lifestyle that contrasts sharply with that of the majority of the population, forced to choose between humble crafts and illegal activities.
No one is aware of the reasons that led such a classy lady to move from Seattle to the small village, but her arrival certainly did not go unnoticed. Especially in the eyes of Lady Swanson, widow of the late mine owner and leading figure of the local bourgeoisie. Lady Hellaine's plans will bring her on a collision course with the powerful Lady Swanson, who, for reasons not entirely rational, distrusts the newcomer.
Meanwhile, the streets and surroundings of Woodsburgh are flooded in blood: a heinous creature is killing incautious citizens, wreaking havoc on their bodies. Enough to induce local authorities to impose a strict curfew after sunset.
And with the falling of the first snow, the "Woodsburgh Devil"'s fury seems to have even increased. What's the connection, if any, between this disturbing presence and the ivory-skinned stranger?
Who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what's her secret agenda?
Collects MIRKA ANDOLFO'S MERCY #1-6
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Margaret Atwood (A/CA) Johnnie Christmas
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes the complete collection of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel.
A genetic engineer caught in the middle of a chemical accident all of a sudden finds himself with superhuman abilities. With these new powers he takes on the identity of Angel Catbird and gets caught in the middle of a war between animal/human hybrids. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, educational, and pulp- inspired superhero adventure-with a lot of cat puns. Collects Angel Catbird volumes 1-3.
"An eccentric and entertaining combination of a superhero comic . . . and an appeal to consider the impact of cats on the environment."-Publishers Weekly
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
PREVIEWS Page #105
IRON CIRCUS COMICS
(W) Abby Howard (A) Abby Howard
A masterful collection of tales from the faded border between our day-to-day world and the horrifying unknown on the other side of midnight. An old woman living alone on the edge of a bog gets an unexpected - and unsettling - visitor, throwing her quiet life into a long-buried mystery. A misfit little girl, struggling to make friends, meets an understanding soul one day at the beach: but why will he only play with her alone at night? In this collection of evocative, unnerving slice-of-life horror, five stories explore what happens when one is desperate enough to seek solace in the unnatural, and what might be waiting for us at the Crossroads at Midnight.
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
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(W) Katja Klengel (A/CA) Katja Klengel
* For fans of Kid Gloves and Waves comes a new original graphic novel by cartoonist Katja Klengel tackling the subjects that have shaped her life: from body shaming to the exploration of herfemale sexuality, from the representation of women in the media to the social pressure on women who have not yet started a family.
* Why do we fear the word "vulva"?
* Do we really have to be ashamed of our body hair?
* Why do gender roles in children's toys seem to be stuck in the '50s?
* With a sense of humor, an open heart, and unsparing candor, Klengel draws inspiration from her own life as she examines what being a woman today means to her (and really, a whole lot of us!).
* Please Note: This is for Mature Readers.
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
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ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Julie Dachez (A/CA) Mademoiselle Caroline
Meet Marguerite. She feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She's sensitive, irritable at times. She makes her environment a fluffy, comforting cocoon, alienating her boyfriend. The everyday noise and stimuli assaults her senses, the constant chatter of her coworkers working her last nerve. Then, when one big fight with her boyfriend finds her frustrated and dejected, Marguerite finally investigates the root of her discomfort: after a journey of tough conversations with her loved ones, doctors, and the internet, she discovers that she has Aspergers. Her life is profoundly changed - for the better.
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
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(W) Ann Nocenti, Anya Martin, Barbara Kesel, Kimberly Komatsu, Gail Simone, Trina Robbins, Samantha Newark (A) Ming Doyle, Colleen Doran, Fiona Staples, Stephanie Buscema, Renae De Liz, Camilla D'errico (CA) TBD
Womanthology is a large-scale anthology showcasing the works of women in comics. It is created entirely by over 140 women of all experience levels, from young girls who love to create comics all the way up to top industry professionals. All of the short stories will center around our theme for this volume; Heroic. There will also be features, such as Professional How-Tos, a Kids/Teens section showcasing their works and giving tips, as well as a section dedicated to some Iconic female comic creators of the past, such as Nell Brinkley, and much more. Profits of this book will go towards the Charities of GlobalGiving.org.
In Shops: Mar 14, 2012
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(W) Audra Winslow (A/CA) Audra Winslow
* A new middle grade graphic novel perfect for fans of Lumberjanes and Stargazing from cartoonist Audra Winslow about two unlikely best friends who learn to roll with the punches when life doesn't go their way.
* Jo and Rus don't realize how much they have in common - she's a middle schooler who's constantly bullied and he's a high schooler in a rock band.
* But when a mysterious one-eyed cat brings them together, they quickly learn they're both outcasts trying to figure out what they really want from life in a world where the odds are stacked against them.
* Now they'll discover who they are, who they want to be and what it takes for every one of us to find our own happiness!
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
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(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Matthew Taylor
Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon! This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends... and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell. Collects issues #1-4.
In Shops: May 22, 2019
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(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
The extraordinary talent of Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural, Mercy, DC Bombshells) brings to life a Heaven (and a Hell) filled with humor and lovable characters!
Angelina, a voluptuous angel, and Damiano, a mischievous devil, are madly in love. But, while she does not intend to give in to temptation, he would very much like to... This is the tale of their bizarre and spicy daily life!
A sex-positive--and incredibly funny--slice of life...full of angels, devils and gags!
Mirka Andolfo's Un/Sacred Vol 1 hardcover collects the hit series and includes a bonus section with cover gallery, sketches, and other behind-the-scenes material!
In Shops: Nov 11, 2020
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(W) Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (A) Luca Merli (CA) Roberta Ingranata
When a young roughneck lands in Silver City, the gritty, purgatorial metropolis of the afterlife, she must adapt to her new existence, while attempting to uncov-er how and why she died. Her mission is derailed, however, when she rescues a newly dead girl from a mysterious kidnapping attempt, and discovers powerful, kinetic abilities.
Welcome to Silver City, where the sun never rises and nothing ever chang-es...until now.
In Shops: May 12, 2021
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(W) Mariah Marsden, Frances Hodgson Burnett (A) Hanna Luechtefeld
Ten-year-old Mary Lennox arrives at a secluded estate on the Yorkshire moors with a scowl and a chip on her shoulder. First, there's Martha Sowerby: the too-cheery maid with bothersome questions who seems out of place in the dreary manor. Then there's the elusive Uncle Craven, Mary's only remaining family-whom she's not permitted to see. And finally, there are the mysteries that seem to haunt the run-down place: rumors of a lost garden with a tragic past, and a midnight wail that echoes across the moors at night. As Mary begins to explore this new world alongside her ragtag companions - a cocky robin redbreast, a sour-faced gardener, and a boy who can talk to animals - she learns that even the loneliest of hearts can grow roots in rocky soil.
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
PREVIEWS Page #229
BLACK PANEL PRESS
(W) Nadine Van der Straeten (A/CA) Nadine Van der Straeten
Achieving little recognition in his own lifetime, Amedeo Modigliani, a young expressionist artist in Paris, went on to become highly influential after his untimely death in 1920. Jeanne Hébuterne was his last companion, his ever-faithful supporter. Although a talented artist in her own right, Jeanne is quickly pulled into the abyss of Modigliani's destructive ego to tragic ends.
In Shops: May 26, 2021
PREVIEWS Page #249
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(W) Emil Ferris (A/CA) Emil Ferris
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is a murder mystery, a family drama, a sweeping historical epic, and a psychological thriller about monsters, real and imagined. Set against the political backdrop of late '60s Chicago, Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor. Rendered in a kaleidoscopically visual style, Emil Ferris' draftsmanship echoes the drawing of Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Robert Crumb. This is a revelatory work of striking originality and will undoubtedly be greeted as the debut graphic novel of the year.
In Shops: Feb 15, 2017
PREVIEWS Page #350
(W) Dale Messick (A/CA) Dale Messick
Hermes Press presents another classic comic strip with Brenda Starr, Reporter: The Collected Daily and Sunday Strips. Created by Dale Messick, the first woman to create, draw, and write a syndicated newspaper strip, Brenda Starr successfully mixed romance, fashion, and adventure into one of the longest running features in newspaper history, and the reprint volumes begin with the strip's debut on June 30, 1940.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2012
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LITTLE BROWN BOOK FOR YOUNG RE
(W) Tori Sharp (A) Tori Sharp
Tori has never lived in just one world. Since her parents' divorce, she's lived in both her mom's house and her dad's new apartment. And in both places, no matter how hard she tries, her family still treats her like a little kid. Then there's school, where friendships feel more and more out of her hands. Thankfully, she has books-and writing. And now the stories she makes up in her head just might save her when everything else around her, school, family falling apart. Author Tori Sharp takes us with her on a journey through the many commonplace but complex issues of fractured families, as well as the beautiful fantasy narrative that helps her cope, gorgeously illustrated and full of magic, fairies, witches and lost and found friends. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
In Shops: May 19, 2021
PREVIEWS Page #292
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Stephanie Young (A) Allyson Lassiter
Bandit is a pup who leaves his family on Earth to join the secret order of the Star Beasts-cosmic creatures sworn to protect Earth and spread goodness throughout the universe. When powerful ancient relics are stolen, Bandit leads the crew on a kick-asteroid space race to collect them all and defeat the evil Khaos Krill from destroying Earth!
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
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(W) Veronique Grisseaux (A) India Desjardins
At fourteen, Amy Van Brandt doesn't feel particularly close to anyone. Since her father died, her mother has become some sort of a zombie, except all of a sudden, she's back to life (and even wearing edgy underwear!). Could there be a connection with Dennis Belcher, the school principal? (OMG!) As for her best friend, Kat, love has rendered her brain uncharacteristically mushy. No way that's happening to her, either! But it seems no one is truly safe from love at first sight... And in the middle of all this chaos, there's only one thing Amy really wants: to find her place in the universe.
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #332
RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHIC
(W) Jennifer Holm (A) Savanna Ganucheau
She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to live with relatives she's never met. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though. It's hot and strange, full of rag tag boy cousins, family secrets, scams, and even buried pirate treasure! Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she's spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Filled with adventure, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an instant classic both boys and girls with love.
In Shops: May 05, 2021
PREVIEWS Page #315