Femme Power Picks: May 15th!!

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,

Fairlady #2

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.

Firefly #6

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.

Ironheart #6

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!

Livewire #6

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?

Lumberjanes #62

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!