Femme Power Picks: June 12th!!

Scroll through our recommendations for June 12th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!

There are a handful of new comic series, and a few graphic novels, that we are excited to read this week! First up for new comics we have Jughead's Time Police from Archie Comics! The series follows Jughead after he goes back in time to fix the disastrous results of a bake-off that leave him banned from all future competitions (clearly desperate times called for desperate measures). It's important to note that Jughead is one of the few asexual characters established in main stream comics, and while only time will tell whether his sexuality is addressed in this new series, given its Pride Month launch and that it comes to us from both a queer-identified writer and illustrator, we can only hope! Next on the new list, we have Sonata, from Image Comics, which follows a young woman named Sonata as she tries to find her place in a world currently stuck between two clashing cultures who each believe the planet to be their promised land. Given the cover's imagery of Sonata riding a giant, majestic bird, this looks like an epic fantasy story that we can't wait to dive into (potential bird pun not intended). Last but not least for new comic series comes to us from Aftershock and is titled Trust Fall. Being born into a criminal enterprise is never easy, but being able to teleport things makes Ash the "golden goose" of her family. The twist? Ash can teleport bank vaults and criminal consorts but never herself, making each heist a metaphorical trust fall with her family hopefully there to catch her before law enforcement.

In the graphic novel department, there are two new titles we want to point out. The first, Penny Nichols, follows a character of the same name who finds herself helping out on a low budget horror movie after working a series of unfulfilling temp jobs. The story of finding your passion and discovering your future path in the unlikeliest of places sounds both reassuring and empowering! Last but not least, we have Sea Sirens: A Trot & Cap'n Bill Adventure! Janet Lee Trot is a Vietnamese-American surfer accompanied by her cranky, one-eyed cat Cap'n Bill. When a large wave drags them under water, Trot and Cap'n Bill find themselves in a magical kingdom, where the mermaids are under attack from the vicious Serpent King! This book is inspired by L. Frank Baum's The Sea Fairies (which has been described as the "underwater Wizard of Oz"), but adds Vietnamese mythology to weave together a fantastical underwater adventure!

We also have some returning favorites this week such as Catwoman, Glow, Ironheart, Morning in America and so many other Femme Power Comix favorites!

Also!- Have you heard the good news? You can now purchase comics and graphic novels in our shop! We've so appreciated the feedback we've gotten so far, but please continue to send us messages on Facebook and Instagram as we decide what to stock in our shop!

Each title, listed below in alphabetical order, includes cover art and a brief description. To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head over to Previews World!

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Archie #705

MAR191462 (W) Nick Spencer (A) Sandy Jarrell (CA) Veronica Fish ARCHIE AND SABRINA starts here! A new era begins as the enchanting romance between Archie and Sabrina intensifies! But what does that mean for everyone else in Archie's life?

Asgardians of the Galaxy #10

APR190762 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Gerardo Sandoval WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! ANGELA VS. THE QUEEN OF HEVEN! Angela was kidnapped at birth, stolen from her Asgardian heritage and raised an outcast in the less-than-heavenly Heven. For years, she has wandered the universe as neither a true Asgardian nor a true Angel. Now she has the chance to repay her "debt" to the Queen who stole her away. The Asgardians of the Galaxy fight for their comrade and for all of Midgard in the depths of Heven-controlled Africa!

By Night #12

APR191240 (W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen Back in the real world, Jane has to choose between exposing the Otherworld, and not showing her film...after all the blood, sweat, and tears she's poured into it. Her future, or a whole world?

Calamity Kate #4

APR190264 (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Corin Howell From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics' Eternity Girl with Gerard Way, and artist on IDW's Ghostbusters and X-Files, comes this modern-day adventure of heroes and monsters. Everything comes to a boiling point as Kate comes face-to-face with the monsters she fights and the demons inside her in this conclusion to the hit series!

Catwoman #12

APR190457 (W) Joélle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco (CA) Joélle Jones Chaos reigns in Villa Hermosa as all the bad guys in town rush to fill the void left by the Creel family's ouster. But as Raina Creel's dark plot to resurrect her son comes to a gruesome crescendo, Catwoman may finally be able to put her foe down once and for all. That is, if she can reconcile her own past and find her footing again.

Champions #6

APR190748 (W) Jim Zub (A) Juanan Ramirez (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! A global team vs a global threat! The Champions must hold the line or Earth will fall to creatures and chaos! Even if they succeed, these young heroes are about to lose one of their own...

Empty Man #8

APR191226 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey FINAL ISSUE! Jensen and the Kerry family make one last desperate attempt to stop the Empty Man's signal before the world is completely lost.