Femme Power Picks: May!!

Updated: Jun 15, 2020


May is here and it brings with it an incredible amount of new comics and graphic novels!


First up for comics we have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force. This is a new one-shot comic, which celebrates the most diverse group of representatives that the nation has ever elected! We are so incredibly excited to get our hands on this new title, because real life heroes deserve the caped crusader treatment!


The new ongoing series we have been counting down towards comes to us from Vault Comics- She Said Destroy. With beautiful and otherworldly art by Liana Kangas, She Said Destroy is described as Wicked + Divine meets Star Wars, and focuses on a secluded space colony that is the last stronghold against the goddess of the Sun, Brigid. Morrigan, the sister of Brigid, and her followers, called the Witches of Fey, are the only hope in preventing Brigid from conquering the entire solar system. Morrigan is traditionally presented as a goddess of death, and we are excited to see her as a force for good in this new story full of powerful female characters!


One of the new graphic novels that we are especially excited to share is Gender Queer, an original memoir by Maia Kobabe, which follows eir journey discovering eir identity and coming out as nonbinary and asexual. Maia does an exceptional job sharing vulnerable lessons with humor and heart and is truly one of those reasons that everyone could benefit from picking up this graphic novel. For our followers that are San Francisco Bay Area based, make sure you come to Comix Experience on June 19th to meet and talk with Maia Kobabe (and even get your copy of Gender Queer signed)!


There are so many new graphic novels that we are excited to feature this month, but rather than turn this post into a 60 minute read with our enthusiastic paragraphs on each, we thought it best to use our Instagram to share details of release dates as well as excerpts- so please make sure to keep an eye out on our social media!


And not to be overshadowed by books, May brings dozens of returning favorite comic series like Batgirl, Catwoman, Giant Days, Harley Quinn, Magnificent Ms. Marvel and so many others!


And in case you missed it: You can now purchase comics and graphic novels in our shop! We are slowly adding inventory as we get things situated, so bear with us! As we decide what we should stock in the shop, we would love your feedback, so always feel free to send us an email or leave us a message on Facebook or Instagram!


Scroll down to see cover art and brief descriptions from the publishers for all the titles (listed in alphabetical order). To get more information, including anticipated release dates, click on the cover images and head on over to Previews World.


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5 Worlds Vol. 03

MAR191961 (W) Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel (A) Mark Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, Boya Sun her quest to save the galaxy. But reaching the red beacon means navigating an impossible maze of pipes and facing devious enemies at every turn. Luckily, her friend Jax Amboy has returned from his adventures transformed! Now he must confront the owner of his former starball team, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get his best player back on the field... and who can grant them access to the beacon. Meanwhile, Oona and An Tzu find a mysterious rebel leader and release a surprising power within Oona's magic. Will they make it in time to stop the evil force seeking to rule the 5 Worlds?




Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #5

MAR191309 (W) Olivia Olson (A) Slimm Fabert (CA) Brittney Williams Marceline, Simon, Finn, and Jake are on a quest through the multiverse to free Betty from Golb's control and resolve Simon's greatest guilt. They'll have to fight through lots of obstacles-including some aliens-before they eventually find Betty.













Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the Freshman Force One-Shot

MAR191678 (W) Josh Blaylock, Dean Haspiel, Pat Shand, Shawn DePasquale, Various (A) Hoyt Silva, Jill Thompson (A/CA) Tim Seeley It's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "Freshmen Force" (of Congress) vs. the establishment in this all-new special! Comic creators converge to celebrate the election of the most diverse group of freshman Representatives in history, and spare no-one in this satire that takes aim at Washington. From the house that brought you Barack the Barbarian! Featuring comics from various artists and bonus activities and games.




Ascender #2

MAR190195 (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part Two (of Five)-Mila reunites her dad Andy with his old robot pal, Bandit, but their heartwarming reunion doesn't last for long. It's forbidden to have robot tech, and soon they're on the run from a troll militia with a vampire commander. Meanwhile, the vamp witch Mother moves to consolidate power on Gnish.












Asgardians of the Galaxy #9

MAR190814 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Gerardo Sandoval WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! New York City is overrun with Malekith's invasion forces. Earth is inches from falling to the Dark Elf King. And with Thor missing in Jotunheim, All-Father Odin injured and All-Mother Freyja about to embark on a mission of her own, Valkyrie is one of the few gods left to face the onslaught. But her fate is intertwined with another. What of Annabelle Riggs, the mortal girl who shares the body of a god? THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRIE begins here!








Assassin Nation #3

MAR190196 (W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson Our surviving hitmen go into full-on kill mode as they try to take down the leader of the Merda Morra gang and maybe finally put this whole thing to bed. Though, you know, it IS a whole gang they'll have to fight, and they WILL have to take down current No. 1 hitman Taipan to get the job done. Want to take bets on how many get out of this issue alive?












Aurora Borealice OGN

MAR191671 (W) Joan Steacy (A) Joan Steacy A memoir of triumph over the education system. When Joan Steacy graduated from High School in 1974, she left her small town behind to embark on a lifelong quest for education. In Aurora Borealice, Steacy explores her personal journey through alter-ego Alice, a functional illiterate with a creative mind and an astonishing amount of artistic skill. The book is a lesson in perseverance and ultimately believing in yourself regardless of the challenges thrown your way.







Avant-Guards #5

MAR191269 (W) Carly Usdin (A/CA) Noah Hayes The Avant-Guards have been on a roll when it comes to their newly-formed Athletic Coalition, and Charlie has been getting more comfortable with her new teammates, but when they hit the end of their winning-streak, will these new friendships survive?















Avengers #19

MAR190827 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Avengers Mountain is under siege as the last stronghold of Earth's heroes is the subject of an all-out assault by the forces of Malekith!















Bad Luck Chuck #3

MAR190353 (W) Lela Gwenn (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Matthew Dow Smith Cursed at birth, Charlene "Chuck" Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit.

A warehouse job goes wrong-meaning Chuck destroys the place according to plan, but the authorities finally catch up to her-not to mention the curse she's run from her whole life. A vengeful cult leader, a mob matriarch, and an insurance investigator on a quest finally have her where they want her. But Chuck won't let bad luck stop her, even if she has to seek out allies she turned her back on a long time ago.





Batgirl #35

MAR190485 (W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Francis Manapul After Batgirl's discovery of the Terrible Trio's bid to control the Gotham underworld, she's immediately off to investigate-starting with the group's muscle...the Shark! Can Babs use her wits to survive a showdown with this bro turned bruiser? Or is he just a warm-up for the battle to come against this band of wild criminals?












Betty & Veronica #5

MAR191465 (W) Jamie L Rotante (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Sandra Lanz "SUMMER," pt. 5: Graduation day is here! Betty and Veronica have finally made peace with their decisions and vow to make this a summer to remember. What lies in the future for the BFFs? You may be surprised to find out!















Black Panther #12

MAR190902 (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jen Bartel (CA) Daniel Acuna, Paolo Rivera THE "GATHERING OF MY NAME" REACHES A TURNING POINT! The can't-miss issue! Rising star Jen Bartel returns for the end of the second groundbreaking arc. Years ago, the Black Panther departed Earth for the stars - and discovered an empire bigger than he could have dreamed. Learn at last how the King of Wakanda found himself a slave in the Vibranium mines of a half-familiar world. T'Challa's lost past is revealed here!









Black Widow #5

MAR190917 (W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain ENDGAME! • No Restraints Play isn't playing anymore. • As the field of play shifts underneath Black Widow's feet, the true enemy is revealed. • Lines are crossed. There is no turning back.














Blossoms 666 #4

MAR191476 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matt Herms (A/CA) Laura Braga A mysterious stranger has appeared in Riverdale, and he has designs on the infernal crown of the Anti-Christ! But Cheryl and Jason are not sitting idly by while someone steals their birthright! The twins have put aside their differences in order to take down this pretender to the throne!














Books of Magic #8

MAR190497 (W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter A new storyline begins! After running away to Faerie, Tim Hunter finds himself forgetting why he fled home in the first place. Not that he's complaining! Magic is so much more fun when consequences and math quizzes are no longer one's main concerns. But what's Titania, queen of the faeries, want with the young Tim Hunter, and why does it have Rose more protective of the boy magician than ever?










By Night #11

MAR191307 (W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen Jane and Heather confront Chet Charles, the mysterious inventor thought missing for over a decade! All that remains is to discover the sort of thing that could drive you crazy enough to want to live inside a mountain for twenty years and pretend to be the most powerful being in a dimension.













Calamity Kate #3

MAR190351 (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Corin Howell, Valentina Pinto Delving into Kate's past, we discover what brought the monster hunter to the West Coast, and the painful destruction of a relationship. As Kate feels she has adjusted to her new locale, a face from her past throws everything in Kate's life out of control.















Captain Marvel #5

MAR190888 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts THE FINAL SHOWDOWN AT LAST! The battle with Nuclear Man comes to a head! Captain Marvel's rebellion forces have launched their final desperate assault for control of the island. But Nuclear Man has an ace in the hole - and stopping him will take everything Carol's got. The life of every man, woman and child on Roosevelt Island rests on Carol's shoulders. She's about to show Nuclear Man why they call her "Earth's Mightiest Hero"!








Carmen Sandiego Vol. 01

MAR191809 Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Headed to the island nation of Indonesia for her next caper! But just what is the mysterious lady in red after this time? Adventure awaits in this action-packed graphic novel starring the world's greatest thief. In this exciting graphic novel based on the Netflix series starring Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, Carmen Sandiego's globe-trotting capers introduce kids to the geography, culture, and history that is baked into every adventure!