15 Graphic Novels for Women’s History Month!

Published February 21st, 2020

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What’s going on Third Eye Faithful?

March is WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, and what a more perfect time to celebrate some of our favorite women in comic books! We’ve put together a list of 15 books written and/or illustrated by women depicting strong femme leads, unlikely team ups, coming of age stories and more!

You can pick up all of these titles at our store today!

1. LUMBERJANES VOL 1 TP

(W) Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis (A) Brooklyn Allen (CA) Noelle Stevenson

WHAT’S THE SCOOP: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here

2. BITCH PLANET VOL 1 TP

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Valentine De Landro

WHAT’S THE SCOOP: 2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds.

3. SAGA VOL 1 TP

WHAT’S THE SCOOP: SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds.  When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.

4. MS MARVEL VOL 1 NO NORMAL

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Adrian Alphona, Jake Wyatt (CA) Sara Pichelli

WHAT’S THE SCOOP: Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York!

5. NEBULA #1

WHAT’S THE SCOOP: Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future-and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she’s willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters.

6. TEEN TITANS: RAVEN TP

(W) Kami Garcia (A/CA) Gabriel Picolo

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom-and Raven’s memory-she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening-things most people would consider impossible-Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life. 

7. AGE OF CONAN BELIT TP

(W) Tini Howard (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Sana Takeda

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? The spitfire who would be queen! Bêlit – the name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen’s path! The Age of Conan begins with one of the barbarian’s most formidable compatriots in a new story revealing how she became the undisputed Queen of the Black Coast! 

8. THIS ONE SUMMER TP

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Jillian Tamaki

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens – just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy – is caught up in something bad… Something life threatening.
It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. 

9. SHURI VOL 1 TP

(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? T’Challa has disappeared, and everyone is looking at the next in line for the throne. Wakanda expects Shuri to take on the mantle of Black Panther once more and lead their great nation – but she’s happiest in a lab, surrounded by her own inventions. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them down! So it’s time for Shuri to go rescue her brother yet again – with a little help from Storm, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, of course! But when her outer-space adventure puts the entire cultural history of her continent at risk from an energy-sapping alien threat, can Shuri and Iron Man save Africa?

10. BIRDS OF PREY: MURDER AND MYSTERY TP

(W) Gail Simone (A) Ed Benes & Various (CA) Greg Land, Jay Leisten

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? In a tricky dilemma, the Birds of Prey must show mercy to a would-be white-collar criminal-but their act of compassion brings them to the attention of extortionist Savant, a man who claims he can outthink Oracle and outfight Black Canary! Plus, Black Canary is sent to China on a mission of mercy and runs into Lady Shiva! But Shiva has an agenda of her own, while making Canary an offer that could change the course of her life

11. LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP

(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Carlos Pacheco, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Artgerm

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? She’s one of the mightiest heroes not just on Earth but in the entire galaxy! Now learn exactly how Carol Danvers became the woman she is – the Avenger she is – in the definitive origin of Captain Marvel! When sudden, crippling anxiety attacks sideline Carol in the middle of a fight, she finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can’t outrun where you’re from – and sometimes, you have to go home again. But while Carol takes a temporary leave from duty to unravel her past, trouble comes looking for her. A weapon has been unleashed, and Carol’s sleepy coastal town is about to become the center of its world. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel’s closet – and what she discovers will change her entire life!

12. GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS HC

(W) Francesca Cavallo; Elena Favilli  (A) Various Artists

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Each woman’s story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full page, full color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero.

13. MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL 1 TP

(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Lunella Lafayette is a preteen genius who wants to change the world, but lives in fear of the Inhuman genes inside her! Now, Lunella’s life is turned upside down when a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call…today! Together they’re the most Marvelous Team-Up of all – Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD’s dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T-Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another – especially when they’re the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there’s the fact that everyone’s favorite dino didn’t journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk – New York City’s deadliest tourists! 

14) HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A/CA) Amanda Conner

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone – especially her ex – learns she’s been there. But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud… and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head-and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! 

15. FUN HOME TP

(W/A/CA) Alison Bechdel

WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Meet Alison’s father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family’s Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter’s complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned “fun home,” as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic — and redemptive.