Femme Power Picks: June 26th!!

Scroll through our recommendations for June 26th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!


There are three new series starting this week and they cover quite a diverse range of genres! First we have IDW's new fantasy adventure Canto, which follows a group of creatures whose hearts have been replaced by clocks. When a young girl's clock is damaged by the people who have enslaved them, Canto must go on an epic adventure to retrieve her heart and save her life! Next we head to the White House circa 1981 to meet fictional First Daughter Marilyn and her best friend Abe (who claims to be possessed by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln) as they plan a raging party, complete with sex, drugs, rock n' roll, seances, and government secrets. What else could a party need? We're excited to find out when we pick up Marilyn Manor #1, written by the amazing Magdalene Visaggio! Last but not least on our new series list- Samurai Grandpa! After retiring the blade and stepping away from the samurai life, Ojichan fears he must return after his granddaughter is kidnapped!


In the world of graphic novels, the big title this week is DC's Teen Titans: Raven! This new young adult graphic novel takes a modern take on the character, finding her moving to New Orleans after an accident takes the life of her foster mother and her memory. Starting over in a new school and city is hard enough, but when strange and seemingly impossible things start happening, Raven isn't sure she even wants to know who she was before the accident. We've been hearing early rave reviews from book conventions for months, so we can't wait to read it for ourselves!

We also have some returning favorites this week such as Avant-Guards, Deadly Class, Magnificent Ms. Marvel, Tokyo Tarareba Girls and so many other Femme Power Comix favorites!


Also!- Have you heard the good news? You can now purchase comics and graphic novels through our newly revamped online store! Every week we're also adding more new and upcoming titles for pre-order, so check out the shop and maybe even find your future favorite title!


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!






Angel #2

JUN191257 (W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian

The landmark reimagining of ANGEL continues here from Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger), Gleb Melnikov and series creator Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel's The Avengers). As Angel recovers for a devastating loss in Sunnydale, he must unravel the mysteries surrounding this new kind of monster. How can Angel fight something he can't see? When and who will it strike next? And who is the new mysterious woman... and what do they have to do with Angel's future? Features the first appearance of fan favorite character Fred Burkle!






Ascender #3

APR190114 (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part Three (of Five) Andy, his feisty daughter Mila, and his faithful companion Bandit flee the deadly Militia and the tranquil life they tried to forge after the events of DESCENDER-dodging Froxes, Giants, and killer Vamps all the while! Plus: revelations of what really happened to Effie, and how they ended up on this strange planet.










Avant-Guards #6

APR191244 (W) Carly Usdin (A/CA) Noah Hayes Reeling from a crushing defeat at the hands of the Selfies, the Avant-Guards must rediscover their team spirit and remember what makes them love the game. It doesn't help that a member of their team is horribly smitten with a Selfie player.
















Avengers #20

APR190750 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! The final battle for Midgard! Captain Marvel leads the War Avengers! Hulk battles Ulik! Blade takes on the Black Berserkers of Roxxon! Plus: Daredevil the God Without Fear has a cryptic message that will decide the future of the team.













Bad Luck Chuck #4

APR190274 (W) Lela Gwenn (A/CA) Matthew Dow Smith Cursed at birth, Charlene "Chuck" Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit-but now disaster is coming home to roost! The cops want her, the evangelists want her, and a highly motivated insurance adjuster wants her-Chuck ran to the one place she's ever been safe, and now she's brought a hellish alliance down on her sanctuary, led by a vengeful mob boss.









Black Panther #13

APR190860 (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Daniel Acuna A NEW ARC - AND FIRST CONTACT WITH WAKANDA PRIME! "TWO THOUSAND SEASONS" STARTS HERE! Weeks ago, the Black Panther disappeared on a mission into deep space, leaving behind his country, his family and the woman he loves. Find out at last what Wakanda Prime has done without its king. As the race against N'Jadaka's expansion continues, the goddess Bast makes a dramatic move and T'Challa reaches out for the life he left behind!








Bone Parish #10

APR191230 (W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jonas Scharf With the walls closing in and their supporters dwindling, it'll take everything the Winters family has to make it through the war. It's no longer about the supply, the ash, or the money. Now, they fight to survive.

















Books of Magic #9

APR190456 (W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla (CA) Kai Carpenter The Cult of the Cold Flame has trapped Ellie in a book. Will she be able to take control of the situation and change her sentence?


















Canto #1

APR190645 (W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker Canto's adventure begins! Enslaved for generations, Canto's people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. When slavers damage a little tin girl's clock beyond repair, Canto must brave his strange and fantastic world to bring back her heart. Can he overcome the dangers that await to save the one he loves?

An all-ages fable inspired by Wizard of Oz and Dante's Inferno. Part fantasy. Part adventure. All heart.








Deadly Class #39

JAN190290 (W) Rick Remender (A) Jordan Boyd (A/CA) Wesley Craig "NEVER GO BACK," Part Four-Marcus returns to Kings Dominion with a head full of nightmares and a heart full of holes.


















Eve Stranger #2

MAR190745 (W) David Barnett (A/CA) Philip Bond Eve Stranger can do anything thanks to the nanotech that she has to inject every week to stay alive... anything except remember who she is or where she's been. Her talents sold by the shadowy E.V.E. Project to the highest bidder, Eve's latest mission takes her to history-drenched Prague to face a monster who must be stopped. High-octane adventure, weird science, and doomed romance meet the jet-set in "Retrograde"!











Ghost Tree #3

APR190641 (W) Bobby Curnow (A/CA) Simon Gane A sinister force grows in strength as Brandt discovers more secrets about his past and his family's connection to the Ghost Tree. Will Brandt be able to discover his true purpose in Japan in time to save himself?
















Glow #3

MAR190691 (W) Tini Howard (A/CA) Hannah Templer Based on the hit Netflix show! The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling quickly realize that there's no way they're going to be able to beat these real, muscle-y professional wrestlers! With morale low, Ruth has to come up with a new plan, and she's going to make sure they win-even if they have to lose!













High Level #5

APR190480 (W) Rob Sheridan (A) Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo (CA) Otto Schmidt Religious cults, terrorist cells, witch tribes, mutants, mafias, sunken cities, drug dens, false prophets, real prophets, fetish camps, cybernetic enhancement junkies...Thirteen and Minnow have survived them all just to get to this moment. At last, our heroes arrive at High Level. But will the legends prove true? The answers will shock you.











Isola #8

MAR190215 (W) Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl (A) Msassyk (A/CA) Karl Kerschl A stranger leads Olwyn and Rook to question their journey.




















Justice League Dark #12

APR190482 (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, Raul Fernandez Newly powered up by Mordru, the Justice League Dark have become the Lords of Chaos to stop Doctor Fate before it's too late! But will this deal with the devil cost more than Wonder Woman and her team bargained for?














Kick-Ass #15

APR190154 (W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin Maurice is tightening his grip on Kick-Ass. He has knowledge that would destroy her empire and her family, and he wants a cut of her blood money. Meanwhile, the Russians are trying to lure her out of hiding to take her empire down once and for all.
















Life is Strange #6

APR191975 (W) Emma Vieceli (A/CA) Claudia Leonardi The official Life is Strange comic series, acclaimed by fans and critics alike! Beloved heroines Max and Chloe return in a new story, following on from the smash hit first arc! Plus: the highly anticipated arrival of fan-favorite characters from the games!















Magnificent Ms. Marvel #4

APR190867 (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich • Traipsing across an unfamiliar planet with a gorgeous alien prince is fun...but doing that with your disapproving parents in tow? Significantly less fun. • Can Kamala balance family and romance? Or is this strange new relationship dead on arrival?














Marilyn Manor #1

APR190702 (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Marley Zarcone Where were you in '81? When the White House goes dark for 17 days in August, the president's spoiled daughter and her best friend Abe-who claims to be possessed by the spirit of Abe Lincoln-throw a rager at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, unearthing long dead historical figures and government secrets that are better off buried. Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll séances, and secret passageways lead to time-bending mystical romps where past and present collide. But at what cost to Marilyn Kelleher, the world at large, and music television?







Marvel Comics: The World Outside Your Window HC

JAN191089 (W) Joe Simon, Stan Lee, More (A) Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, More (CA) Stephane Roux The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window - from the moment Captain America charged into battle in World War II, to the present day! Marvel's characters face relevant and real-life issues alongside their extraordinary adventures - from grappling with alcoholism, to participating in politics, to celebrating diversity and everything in between! These powerful stories from Marvel's 80-year history feature iconic heroes tackling heavy-hitting subjects including drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 97, HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) 8, IRON MAN (1968) 128, NEW MUTANTS (1983) 45, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) 106, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 303, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 420, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 36, CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) 1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) 51, MS. MARVEL (2015) 13, CHAMPIONS (2016) 24; material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 2, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 583.




Marvel Rising #4

APR190883 (W) Nilah Magruder (A) Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Audrey Mok MORGAN LE FAY CLEANS UP THE STREETS! ...By unleashing a trash monster on New Jersey! And the worst part is, it's not even RECYCLABLE! Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel and their team better get their mops and brooms ready before the entire state falls under Morgan's toxic influence! But monster-making isn't the only trick up the Arthurian sorceress's sleeve-and now she's fixed her green eyes on Ms. Marvel!










Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #44

APR190881 (W) Brandon Montclare (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Rahzzah TIME CRISIS! • With time and space fractured, Lunella and Devil will have to team up with younger versions of her parents and grandparents...all without erasing herself from history! • Guest-starring Doctor Strange!















My Little Pony: Spirit of the Forest #2

APR190670 (W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Brenda Hickey Strange things are happening in the woods around Ponyville! When ponies start seeing weird shapes, hearing unknown sounds, and losing the tools they need to work, all signs point to a mysterious monster! But it couldn't actually be the Spirit of the Forest-right?!














O Maidens in Your Savage Season Vol. 02

APR192267 (W) Mari Okada (A/CA) Nao Emoto Kazusa was a quiet middle schooler, but she arrived in high school determined to make friends. So (as a huge Harry Potter fan) she decides to join the literature club. When one of the club's icebreakers is "say one thing you want to do before you die," one of the girls blurts out "sex." The prudish club president, the class beauty, and the other nerdy girls' reactions are wildly different. Far from a typical sex comedy, O Maidens in Your Savage Season depicts how these girls challenge and support one another when that word pushes them onto a variety of clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths towards adulthood.




Punk Mambo #3

APR192047 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Daniel Brereton Uncle Gunnysack: 1, Punk Mambo: 0! Punk Mambo wants revenge. Best of luck to anyone standing in her way. Prepare yourself for some mystic mayhem!

















Queen of the Sea OGN

APR192072 (W) Dylan Meconis (A/CA) Dylan Meconis When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, an orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island's sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor's life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself. In a hybrid novel of fictionalized history, loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her half-sister, Queen Mary, Dylan Meconis paints Margaret's world in soft greens, grays, and reds, transporting readers to a quiet, windswept island at the heart of a treasonous royal plot.




Runaways #22

APR190880 (W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Kris Anka • Things are going SO WELL for Gert and Victor. That can't possibly bode well, can it? • It already hasn't boded well for Chase, who has unresolved feelings on the matter... • Karolina is keeping a secret from the rest of the Runaways and Nico in particular. The fallout could be the straw that breaks the camel's back for your favorite teens.











Sailor Moon: Eternal Edition Vol. 05

APR192269 (W) Naoko Takeuchi (A/CA) Naoko Takeuchi The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation! Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she's never gotten good grades, and, well, she's a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon!




Samurai Grandpa #1

APR191942 (W) Eastin DeVerna (A) Shawn Daley After retiring the blade and putting the way of the samurai behind him, Ojichan returns home from the mountains to find his family visited by disaster, and his granddaughter kidnapped by one of his greatest foes from the past. Now Ojichan must set out one last time into a mysterious and magical world and face enemies new and old, in order to bring his granddaughter back.











Steven Universe #29

APR191251 (W) Sarah Gailey (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena When Amethyst has a sad spell, Steven doesn't know how-or even if-he can help. But Steven is not going to let that stop him, he's going to cheer Amethyst up whether she likes it or not! Written by Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey!















Stranger Things Six #2

APR190216 (W) Jody Houser (A) Edgar Salazar, Keith Champagne (CA) Aleksi Briclot Trapped inside the mysterious Hawkins Laboratory, gifted teen Francine struggles with nightmares and dark flashbacks as Dr. Brenner attempts to truly unlock her precognitive powers. And an old friend tries to make amends-but can she really trust him? o Written by award-winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic). o The first prequel comic series for Stranger Things.









Teen Titans: Raven OGN

FEB190469 (W) Kami Garcia (A/CA) Gabriel Picolo 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. But as she grows closer to her foster sister, Max, her new friends, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she's ready to face what's buried in the past...and the darkness building inside her.




Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 07

APR192273 (W) Akiko Higashimura (A/CA) Akiko Higashimura "I spent all my time wondering 'What if?' Then one day I woke up and I was 33." Rinko has hustled her whole life, but one day she wakes up and finds herself a writer of a cheap online soap opera with only two friends (with whom she goes drinking most nights). In a booze-fueled delusion, she swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020, but it's not going to be a straight line... and there won't be any fairy tale endings!









War of the Realms #6

APR190726 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams THE WORLD'S SHATTERING CONCLUSION OF WAR OF THE REALMS! The tides begin to turn as unexpected allies appear in a twist that will shake the heavens! Malekith's allies are faltering at last before the might of all Earth's heroes, but the Dark Elf King has one final trick - and it's got a VENOMOUS bite! Out of options, the God of Thunder makes a sacrifice that will leave him forever changed. But will it be enough? And what heroes may fall in his wake? Midgard's fate is sealed as Jason Aaron's years-long saga comes to its epic conclusion!






War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #4

APR190739 (W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Woo Dae Shim FIRE AND ICE! • As the QUEEN OF CINDERS unleashes her endgame, AMADEUS CHO and THE AGENTS OF ATLAS face their greatest test, with the fiery fate of Planet Earth in the balance! • A team unites! A hero falls! And four female forces of nature come together for the final battle! • The stunning conclusion of this WAR OF THE REALMS series - with shocking ramifications for Amadeus, SHANG-CHI, SILK, WAVE and all the heroes of the NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS!







War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #3

APR190743 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Pere Perez (CA) David Yardin The X-Men are under siege, holding the last refuge of humanity in Queens! Can they hold out through the endless winter of the war? Or will Sabretooth get his bloody revenge? LEGACY #637
















Witch Hat Atelier Vol. 02

APR192274 (W) Karmome Shirahama (A/CA) Karmome Shirahama In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with the gift for magic. She's resigned to her un-magical life, until a traveling magician passes through her village, and Coco learns what what everybody "knows" might not be the truth.









Wonder Woman #73

APR190516 (W) Steve Orlando (A) Aaron Lopresti (CA) Jesus Merino As Wonder Woman and her compatriots travel through the broken realm, Diana relates the story of the real first time she left Themyscira...and traveled with her mother to a bizarre alternate version of their home, where Empress Hippolyta reigned with an iron fist! But the Empress didn't take too kindly to their territorial incursion...and so Diana was forced to watch as her mother battled for her life against the worst possible version of herself! What other secrets did Dimension Chi conceal? And have any of them followed Diana back to our universe? Find out in this tale by guest-writer Steve Orlando that delivers a crucial piece of G. Willow Wilson's epic storyline!




X-Men Grand Design: X-Tinction #2

APR190900 (W) Ed Piskor (A/CA) Ed Piskor It's here...the final chapter of Marvel's best-selling prestige series X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN! Out with the old and in with the blue and gold as the X-Men enter the radical '90s! Revisit innumerous classic storylines like the return of Jean Grey! The trial of Magneto! X-Tinction Agenda!!! And many, many more! With appearances by Jubilee, Gambit and the Reavers! Brought to life by the multi-hyphenate master of graphic fiction himself, Ed Piskor!

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