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!

Are there other titles you're picking up this week? What are we missing from our list? Become a member of Femme Power Comix and let us know in the comments section!

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.

Giant Man #3

APR190766 (W) Leah Williams (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Woo Cheol WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! THE BIGGER THEY ARE... Moonstone's army of primordial Frost Giants is gaining in number with every passing moment. Only Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath and Atlas can stop them! But an unseen enemy is about to get in their way... CAN YOU GUESS THE IDENTITY OF THE MOLE?

Glow #2

FEB190719 (W) Tini Howard (A/CA) Hannah Templer Faced with foes in the forms of the Star Primas-who have real muscles and matching windbreakers-the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to prove they aren't unskilled losers. They're paid television actors! And it's time to show those Star Primas that paid television actors mean business... Based on the hit Netflix series!

Grumble #7

MAR191389 (W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) Mike Norton, Marissa Louise Things are heating up at the Jersey Shore... in fact, it's getting hot as Hell! Eddie and Tala have summoned The Devil himself to help with a heist, and things only get worse from there! Murder! Mayhem! Skee-Ball! This one has it all!

House of Whispers #10

APR190481 (W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray Erzulie and her two sister-selves face off against the god of stories himself, Ananse, in a storytelling battle for the ages! If Erzulie wins, her husband becomes untangled from her houseboat; if Ananse wins, a prize most delectable comes his way. Meanwhile, the souls of the undeceased return to their bodies, and with them the guilt and pain of the memories of what they did during their soulless time.

Infinite Dark #7

APR190153 (W) Ryan Cady (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Nick Robles Deva shares her mind with a monstrous saboteur while the rest of the ship falls into chaos over an impossible choice. Who can you trust at the edge of oblivion?

Ironheart #7

APR190874 (W) Eve Ewing (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) Stefano Caselli The IQ on this team-up is off the charts! Nadia Van Dyne, A.K.A. the Unstoppable Wasp, swings by Chicago to visit Ironheart...but neither of them was expecting a zombie invasion! Can these two girl geniuses put their heads together and figure out what's turning ordinary Chicagoans into the walking dead? Read and find out, True Believers!

Jim Henson's Storyteller: Sirens #3

APR191232 (W) Sarah Webb (A) Sarah Webb (CA) Cory Godbey Sarah Webb brings to life a Scottish Orkney Island tale. When Willa Westness and her two siblings get caught in a dangerous high tide, they are at the mercy of the selkies. All seems lost-but there might be something hidden in Willa's past that can save her.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: The Novelization

FEB191275 (W) A.C.H. Smith (A/CA) Brian Froud Another World, Another Time...In the Age of Wonder. Experience the incredible magic of Jim Henson's fantasy epic The Dark Crystal adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson. Featuring unpublished illustrations by legendary illustrator Brian Froud and the production design team at JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP as well as Jim Henson's never-before-seen notes on an early draft of the adaptation detailing his vision for the fantastical world of Thra.

Jughead's Time Police #1

APR191413 (W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Derek Charm BRAND NEW SERIES! When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale's most erudite teenager can't manage the delicate dance of going back in time, and poor Juggie lands himself in an epic battle to keep the time stream intact!

Justice League Odyssey #10

APR190488 (W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Daniel Sampere Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael journeyed halfway across the Multiverse intent on fixing the chaos created by the Justice League in "No Justice." Now the team is forced to split into pairs to complete a cosmic scavenger hunt for Apokoliptian relics before Darkseid can gather them and bring his master plan to fruition. But while Darkseid is the clear and present danger, a growing distrust between each duo could doom them all!

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #5

JAN190806 (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Christopher Jones Now that Peter, Miles, and Gwen have joined forces, nothing can stop them! Except maybe for homework and an internship at the Daily Bugle. Not to mention being stalked by a most dangerous foe... Kraven the Hunter! All-new web-slinging action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! This exciting new story arc features the Marvel Action debut of Kraven the Hunter! Variant cover by Marvel Action: Black Panther artist Juan Samu!

Morning in America #4

(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Claudia Aguirre On the last night before the end of the world, Nancy discovers a startling secret. Were Ashley's conspiracy theories all presciently correct? And is there anything that the Sick Sisters can do about it now that they know?

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #78

MAR190653 (W) Katie Cook, Andy Price (A/CA) Andy Price The thrilling conclusion to the "Cosmos" story arc is here! With the most powerful ponies in Equestria under Cosmos' control, do the remaining ponies stand a chance? And whose side will Discord take? Don't miss the end of what might be Katie Cook and Andy Price's finest MLP story yet!

Penny Nichols OGN

FEB190752 (W) M. K. Reed, Greg Means (A/CA) Matt Wiegle "I never wanted to be a teacher or lawyer. I never wanted to be anything, really." Stuck working mind-numbing temp jobs, Penny Nichols yearns to break free from the rut she's found herself in. When, by chance, she falls in with a group of misfits making a no-budget horror movie called "Blood Wedding," everything goes sideways. Soon, her days are overrun with gory props, failed Shakespearean actors, a horny cameraman, and a disappearing director. Somehow, Penny must hold it all together and keep the production from coming apart at the seams. This hilarious original graphic novel is a loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of DIY filmmaking, and the ways we find our future-and our family-in the unlikeliest of places.

Sea Sirens: A Trot & Cap'n Bill Adventure Vol. 01

APR192070 (W) Amy Chu (A/CA) Janet Lee Trot, a Vietnamese American surfer girl, and Cap'n Bill, her cranky one-eyed cat, catch too big a wave and wipe out, sucked down into a magical underwater kingdom where an ancient deep-sea battle rages. The beautiful Sea Siren mermaids are under attack from the Serpent King and his slithery minions--and Trot and her feline become dangerously entangled in this war of tails and fins. This beautiful, middle-grades graphic novel was inspired by The Sea Fairies, L. Frank Baum's "underwater Wizard of Oz." It weaves Vietnamese mythology, fantastical ocean creatures, a deep-sea setting, quirky but sympathetic main characters, and fast-paced adventure into an imaginative, world-building story.

She Could Fly: Lost Pilot #3

APR190275 (W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Martin Morazzo Luna's relationship with Gary sparks a new internal fight: attempt to launch into normalcy, or keep excavating Mayura's past? Bill is pressured to use the Flying Woman's technology for evil . . . but he has other plans. Kido teaches her own version of what it means to fly. Will liftoff be a success-or will everyone crash and burn?

Sonata #1

APR190019 (W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke "THE FALL"-In this all-new series from DAVID HINE (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN), BRIAN HABERLIN (WITCHBLADE), and GEIRROD VAN DYKE (SPAWN, MEDIEVAL SPAWN/WITCHBLADE), two cultures clash on a planet they each believe is their Promised Land. The Rans are a peace-loving people, but the Tayans are a race of warriors who seek to colonize and control. The mysterious Sleeping Giants also call this place home, though no one knows if they're monsters or the gods of legend. And amidst all this, a young woman named Sonata is willing to break all the rules to find her place in this world-and she's not about to let sleeping gods lie.

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane OGN

MAR191033 (W) Sean McKeever (A/CA) Takeshi Miyazawa Everybody loves Mary Jane Watson - so why not Spider-Man? Whether she's in class, hanging out at the Coffee Bean or attending Homecoming, she's always the center of attention. But is everything about Mary Jane quite what it seems? Join MJ, her best friend Liz Allan, Liz's boyfriend Flash Thompson and their good pal Harry Osborn - not to mention a certain bookworm by the name of Peter Parker - as they experience the thrilling highs and devastating lows of high school existence! But is MJ's crush on the web-slinger pure fantasy? Could romance lie elsewhere? The path of true love never did run smoothly! It's a timeless story you know - from a completely fresh perspective! Collecting MARY JANE #1-4, MARY JANE: HOMECOMING #1-4 and SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE (2005) #1-3.

Supergirl #31

APR190504 (W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons (CA) Yanick Paquette The House of El is united in this SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL crossover! The Superman Family must unite to banish Rogol Zaar once and for all! But little do Supergirl, Superman, Superboy and Jor-El know, Rogol Zaar has brought some friends of his own...from the Phantom Zone! Supergirl not only has to make sure that Rogol Zaar doesn't unite with his ax at all costs, but also has to deal with how the 10-year-old Superboy is now her age! This is the start of an intergalactic war you don't want to miss!

Sweetie #4

MAR191337 (W) Sean Dillon (A/CA) Sean Dillon It's time for a duel! Griffin has stepped out of his bubble to challenge the Cosmic Comic shop's unbeatable mage-knight to a game of swords. But while Griffin struggles to outplay the master of "Swordscape" for a most coveted prize, Maggie flounders in a sea of unfamiliar faces. With the duo effectively separated and the mysterious Marlon hovering close by, have the two been set up for public embarrassment? Or can they both roll a natural twenty and punch their way out of this?

Trust Fall #1

APR191302 (W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Chris Visions Ash Parsons was raised to believe she's special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she's the golden goose of her family. Her family is the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit trying to get ahead in the world and Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can't teleport herself - making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. It's a perfect setup but as things begin to change and the Parsons move up in the world, Ash will find herself pushing back against her golden cage, with deadly results.

Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #7

FEB190268 (W) Gerard Way (A/CA) Gabriel Ba The heroes face a mortal showdown with Perseus and the villains from Oblivion, as a new threat arises, deepening the mystery of the Umbrella Academy.

Unnatural #10

APR190200 (W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo The worst has happened: Leslie surrendered! And with her guard finally down, the evil within her just gained the upper hand. The Wolf is finally off-leash and her closest friends will be the first to taste his wrath. Is it really all over?

Wonder Twins #5

APR190512 (W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne The much-talked-about and always-topical take on the Wonder Twins continues from irreverent and witty writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne, who captures both the humor and the heart of the siblings, exiled to Earth and interning for the Justice League. A battle royal between minor-league heroes and villains ends in tragedy and a horrifying revelation, teaching the world the true price of not taking people seriously. Always-hopeful Zan and cynical Jayna confront how circumstance (more than intent) often determines who's labeled a hero or villain.

Wonder Woman #72

APR190514 (W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Jesus Merino (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson Diana and her compatriots have crossed from our world into a shattered land where no earthly feet have fallen in eons...but that doesn't mean that everything there is dead and gone! If this is indeed the road to the lost Themyscira, Wonder Woman will face any danger to reach its end-but that doesn't mean that those she's traveling with will survive!

X-Force #9

APR190903 (W) Ed Brisson (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Valerio Schiti • X-Force is split between a Stryfe and a hard place! • The clock is ticking! • Plus: The return of Rachel Summers!

Xena Warrior Princess #3

APR191104 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Jordi Perez (CA) David Mack The Warrior Princess and her travelling companions are trapped in the Mirador Basin of Mexico! Xena (who's not great at being ordered around) is ordered to steal a feather from Quetzalcoatl in The Temple Of Q'uq'umatz. She doesn't want to (see earlier note), but the alternative is being trapped in the Basin forever...so let the magical feather-questing commence!

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