10 new female-fronted comic books we’re excited about this fall

Hyperbole and a Half


It’s Hyperbole and a Half in book form; what else do you need to know? In stores: October 29.

The Witching Hour


Vertigo is releasing a 70-page anthology with nine new Witching Hour tales from Kelly Sue Deconnick, Lauren Beukes, and Annie Mok! The promo blurb promises a spell to destroy the universe and the power to destroy all men. The horror series originally ran from 1969 to 1978 and featured the “triumvirate of womanhood” in sisters Morded, Mildred, and Cynthia, three witches based on Macbeth‘s Weird Sisters. (Also the name of the most famous rock band in the wizarding world in the Harry Potter series, of course.) In stores: October 2.

Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake


Fionna and Cake are the gender-swapped versions of Adventure Time‘s Finn and Jake. Their standalone episode is one of the greatest half hours of animated television in history; it even spawned a six-issue mini-series of the cartoon’s comic book! All of the issues will finally be collected in a trade paperback that will be released this fall. All six stories were illustrated by Natasha Allegri, one of AT‘s most celebrated storyboarders and the sole creative force behind Pancake Pancake Pancake. In stores: October 15.

Rat Queens


If you like high fantasy, prepare to lose your mind over Rat Queens, the RPG-inspired series by Image Comics that follows the hijinks of four battle-maidens for hire. The story stars Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, and Betty the Hippy Hobbit Thief. Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe is a master of dark comedy, and early reviews say he’s at his very best here. In stores: September 25.

Danger Girl: The Chase


This four-issue mini-series from IDW Publishing follows secret agents Abbey, Sydney and Sonya all over the world as they play keep-away with a live bomb. The book reads like a popcorn action-movie: Sexy, exciting, and fluffy-ridiculous. There’s plenty of leather, plenty of guns, plenty of classic cars and speed boats and every other James Bond thing. It’s not world-changing or genre-shattering, but it’s a lot of fun. In stores: September 4.

So, tell us: What comic books are you most looking forward to this fall?

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