Scroll through our recommendations for May 15th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
It has been Sickness City over here at FPC Headquarters (the fancy name for our apartment), so we apologize for the delay on this week's list while we were under the weather! The good news is, this week is chock full of great reads!
For new comic series, we have Dark Horse's Last Stop on the Red Line, which follows Detective Migdalia Torres as she investigates a strangling on a Boston subway car with no leads, until it appears the new person in her life might have a supernatural connection to the crime. And if you've been looking for more politically focused comic books, then today is your lucky day, as Devil's Due Comic's new title, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force, hits shelves! This satire comic brings together a group of creators to celebrate the most diverse group of Freshman representatives in history!
If you read our month roundup for May, then you know one of this month's best graphic novel's comes out this week: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. Maia's unflinching honesty and vulnerability describe eir experiences coming out as non-binary and asexual, and should be on everyone's reading list! We firmly believe everyone benefits from putting themselves in shoes different from their own, and this is a perfect place to start!
We also have some of our returning favorites such as Black Widow, Ironheart, Little Bird, Lumberjanes, Calamity Kate 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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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 & 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.
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.
Blues for Lady Day OGN
FEB192286 (W) Paolo Parisi (A/CA) Paolo Parisi Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was where her pioneering vocal style was born?later to become a lasting influence on jazz, pop, and modern music to this day. Performing with jazz legends such as Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, she became a true American icon. This graphic novel, told through short biographical fragments, is the story of Lady Day.
Calamity Kate #3
MAR190351 (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Corin Howell 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
Dream Daddy: The Dad Dating Comic Book TP
JAN192024 (W) Leighton Gray (A) Vernon Shaw (CA) Kris Anka ONI PRESS PRESENTS DREAM DADDY, A COMICS SERIES BASED ON THE ACCLAIMED GAME GRUMPS VISUAL NOVEL VIDEO GAME! Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. Dive into entirely new stories featuring the backstories and adventures of your favorite Dads,
MAR190204 (W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise When a Fairman is declared dead after a mishap with a dragon, his widow hires Jenner Faulds-the land's only Fairlady-to prove otherwise. Jenner's investigation will bring her head-to-head with the local constabulary, surly Fairmen, and deadly black marketeers.
MAR191263 (W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett Mal and Zoe relive the worst day of the war as they delve deeper into their past and debate an awful truth: Are they war criminals?
Gender Queer: A Graphic Memoir
MAR191862 (W) Maia Kobabe (A/CA) Maia Kobabe In Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe has crafted an intensely cathartic autobiography about eir path to identifying as nonbinary and asexual, and coming out to eir family and society. By addressing questions about gender identity-what it means and how to think about it-the story also doubles as a much needed, useful, and touching guide.
Glitch Vol. 01
MAR191793 (W) Sarah Graley (A/CA) Sarah Graley From comics rising star Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), a fresh and funny middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl who must save a virtual world and her own! Izzy can enter the world of her new video game! She meets Rae, a robot who says Izzy is destined to save Dungeon City from the Big Boss. How is this possible? And how can she fight for this virtual world when she's got a whole real life to keep up with: her family (though she could do without her mom's annoying cat), and her best friend, Eric. Things get even weirder when Izzy loses a life inside the game and worries about what might happen if she gets a Game Over for good. Meanwhile, Eric has been super upset with Izzy since she's been keeping secrets and bailing on their plans. Can Izzy survive Dungeon City and save their friendship?
Guardians of the Galaxy #5
MAR190884 (W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) David Marquez HELA HATH NO FURY! • At the mercy of the Goddess of Death! • Hela's dreams of resurrecting Thanos are finally within reach... • But what will the Guardians have to sacrifice in order to prevent that
High Level #4
MAR190523 (W) Rob Sheridan (A/CA) Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo Thirteen awakens to find herself in the Sunken Lands, a flood-ravaged realm filthy with the massive bones of genetically engineered super-beasts bred before the Great Disruption. But where's that child messiah she's meant to take to High Level? Kidnapped! Now Thirteen must track Minnow through the most dangerous place on Earth: Pleasure Island.
MAR190895 (W) Eve Ewing (A) Kevin Libranda (CA) Stefano Caselli Miles Morales has gone missing! Who better to search for him than someone he's never actually gotten along that well with?! Riri and Miles find themselves caught in an unexpected trap and will have to work together if they're going to make it out in one piece.MAR190895 (W) Eve Ewing (A) Kevin Libranda (CA) Stefano Caselli Miles Morales has gone missing! Who better to search for him than someone he's never actually gotten along that well with?! Riri and Miles find themselves caught in an unexpected trap and will have to work together if they're going to make it out in one piece.
Justice League #24
MAR190527 (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez "The Sixth Dimension" chapter five! The League's plan is in full swing, but one member of the team isn't on board with their message and sides with the World Forger! Betrayed, there's only one person who can turn the tide of this battle. Can Superman find the strength to escape his prison planet and save the Justice League, or is the League doomed to live out their days trapped in the Sixth Dimension?!
Last Stop on the Red Line #1
MAR190302 (W) Paul Maybury (A/CA) Sam Lotfi Detective Migdalia Torres investigates a vicious strangling on a Boston subway car with no feasible leads. As potential evidence produces dead ends, Migdalia inadvertently takes in a vagrant named Yusef who may have a supernatural connection to the crime at hand.
Little Bird #3
MAR190220 (W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram Axe leaves Elder's Hope to destroy Northern Guard, and Little Bird is left behind to take out a small team of enemy soldiers when she stumbles upon a family secret that changes everything.
Little Witch Academia Vol. 03
MAR192250 (W) Yoh Yoshinari (A/CA) Keisuke Sato "Don't give up, and your feelings will reach!" It's time for the famous inter-school flying broom race, and everyone is betting on Diana to win! But when she falls ill, who's going to take her place? And what will become of Akko and Luna Nova?! The mirthful magical fantasy series concludes!
MAR192070 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Kano (CA) Kenneth Rocafort Amanda finds herself face-to-face with a brand-new foe, and things are beginning to get personal. The Psiot Safety & Education Program welcomes Livewire into a supported safe haven for psiots. But is Livewire willing to let the same government that once hunted psiots house her family of outcasts?
MAR191302 (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) AnneMarie Rogers (CA) Kat Leyh In her quest to face her fears, Mal may have stumbled into the most frightening place of all: the Land of Lost Things. In this pocket dimension, time moves faster than in the real world, and dinosaurs still rule supreme. None of the Roanokes have ever gone dimension-tripping by themselves before, much less accidentally! It's up to Jo, April, Ripley, and Molly to find a way to get Mal back home, safe and (hopefully) sound!
Marvel Action Spider-Man #4
DEC180700 (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Christopher Jones An all-new storyline begins here! 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 a new villain in their midst... All-new web-slinging action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Morning in America #3
MAR191904 (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Claudia Aguirre After one of their own is taken, the Sick Sisters team up to figure out the source of the monsters that plague their town. Could the secrets be hidden in the pages of The Mortal Divide, the science fiction book that Ashley loved? Or is it a grand conspiracy between the police and the new factory? Hopefully, nothing a little breaking and entering won't solve.
MAR190538 (W) Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell This is it! In this issue, all secrets are revealed! Who is Naomi? Where did she come from? What can she do? And what does it mean for the rest of the DC Universe? It's the one you've been waiting for from Bendis, Walker and Campbell.
MAR190541 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos From the creators of Jessica Jones comes an all-new romantic crime comic odyssey starring master tattoo artist/assassin Pearl Tanaka! On a journey from San Francisco to discover her family's true roots and their connection to the yakuza clan they have served her whole life, Pearl visits a seldom-seen side of Tokyo. Featuring devastatingly gorgeous multimedia work by award-winning artist Michael Gaydos.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch #2
MAR191468 (W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Veronica Fish Very weird goings-on in the town of Greendale are making Sabrina Spellman's relocation to Greendale High...complicated. Protecting her friends, saving her family, solving a supernatural mystery, and keeping her witch nature a secret is starting to seem impossible. Something's gotta give...but which one will it be and what will it mean for her future in Greendale?!
Sailor Moon: Eternal Edition Vol. 04
FEB192282 (W) Naoko Takeuchi (A/CA) Naoko Takeuchi 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! 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!
Seafoam: A Friend For Madison #1
MAR191327 (W) Jeanine Jonee (A) Kyle Holland (A/CA) Jeanine Jonee Seafoam follows the adventures of Madison, a spunky 9-year-old girl who is granted passage to a beach full of mystical and nautical themed creatures after helping a beached narwhal. There she befriends a stand-offish boy she calls Blue, who has a few secrets of his own. In their first adventure, the kids face off against the Hypnoctopus, a vulgaris with the ability to control minds.
MAR190245 (W) Joe Henderson (A) Antonio Fabela (A/CA) Lee Garbett "FIX THE WORLD," Part Three: Chicago is in terrible danger, and Willa finds herself trapped and unable to help save her home. It's up to Edison to rally the city and try to protect it from the Farmers' Revolt. But will it be enough? Can Willa figure out how to get there in time?
The Sleeper & The Spindle OGN
JAN198509 (W) Neil Gaiman (A) Chris Riddell New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, an "unabashedly feminist" story told in a way only Gaiman can, perfectly paired with Riddell's "dazzling illustrations" (New York Times Book Review). In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new-as well as the beautiful and the wicked-to tell a brilliant version of the stories of Snow White (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty (almost). This story was originally published without illustrations in Rags & Bones (Little, Brown, 2013) and then as an illustrated edition in 2015. Now for the first time, fans can pick up this story in its paperback edition with the same gorgeous gilding.
Star Wars #66
MAR190961 (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerald Parel "THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 5 • QUEEN TRIOS vs. PRINCESS LEIA at last! • Can LUKE SKYWALKER hold out against the attack of overwhelming force...from his own allies?! • And when you think things couldn't get worse for our Rebels, there's always an orbital bombardment to survive!
States of Mind OGN
MAR191811 (W) Patrice Guillon, Emilie Giullon (A) Sebastien Samson In constant flux between the transient euphoria and utter despair of biopolar disorder, Camille attempts to decode her mind and treat her illness. However, she discovers that the will of the patient is not always enough to cure the ills of the mind, and the only way she can find a semblance of peace is when surrounded and supported, if not understood. It is this compassion which allows her to stay anchored in life, a buoy ebbing and flowing with the ocean. States of Mind's strength is in its unabashed and unapologetic account of the destruction and desolation that the disorder causes, but more importantly, the beautiful humanity and compassion that blossom in its wake.
Uncanny X-Men #18
MAR190934 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carlos Villa (CA) Whilce Portacio • First...the X-Men lose one of their own. • Then...the new Black King of the Hellfire Club makes a move.
War of the Realms #4
MAR190773 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost - the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies - must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfheim, Captain America's rescue mission in Jotunheim faces the wrath of giants, Captain Marvel leads a global assault team against Malekith's allies and the Black Panther defends Avengers Mountain against a siege of mythic proportion. None of them know that Malekith has a secret weapon. And its bite will prove most...VENOMOUS.
War of the Realms: Spider-Man & the League of Realms #1
MAR190787 (W) Sean Ryan (A) Nico Leon (CA) Cully Hamner WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! • In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS! • Thor once led this team with one representive from each fantastical realm, but the League has a NEW leader and representative of Midgard- SPIDER-MAN! • Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWARF, UD THE TROLL, RO BLOODROOT THE WIZARD, SIR IVORY HONEYSHOT THE LIGHT ELF and TITANYA THE MOUNTAIN GIANT! But who will represent ASGARD?! • And, as Spidey is a terrible leader, could this team possibly achieve ANYTHING?!
War of the Realms: Strikeforce War Avengers #1
MAR190783 (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Kim Jacinto, Ario Anindito (CA) Nick Bradshaw CAPTAIN MARVEL AND HER WAR AVENGERS HOLD THE FRONTLINE! While two other Strikeforce teams head out to other realms, Captain Marvel leads the fight to reclaim the Earth! But even with a crew of heavy hitters (Weapon H, Captain Britain, Venom, Deadpool) and two of the best spies on the planet (the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow), Carol's fighting a losing game. Malekith's allies are without number - and the battlefield bigger than any Carol's commanded before. Time to lay it all out on the line - and fight for a miracle.
Wolf Children Ame & Yuki
MAR192221 (W) Mamoru Hosoda When Hana falls in love with a young interloper she encounters in her college class, the last thing she expects to learn is that he is part wolf. Instead of rejecting her lover upon learning his secret, she accepts him with open arms. Soon, the couple is expecting their first child, and a cozy picture of family life unfolds. But after what seems like a mere moment of bliss to Hana, the father of her children is tragically taken from her. Life as a single mother is hard in any situation, but when your children walk a fine line between man and beast, the rules of parenting all but go out the window. With no one to turn to, how will Hana survive? weird powers, so I'm gonna get to the bottom of it...
Xena Warrior Princess #2
MAR191171 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Olympia Sweetman, Vasil Georgiev (CA) David Mack "THE GRAND OLD ARMY": The epic journeys persist, courtesy of VITA AYALA (Shuri, Livewire, The Wilds) and OLYMPIA SWEETMAN! Xena and Gabrielle find themselves amidst a deadly quarrel between The God Of Strife and The God Of Discord! The only way to save a village of innocents is for Xena to agree to lead an army against an incoming Roman legion. But Xena's "army" is comprised of...the village elders!?