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Gay Previews March 2015

wuvableoafantaThe big item making the list this time around is the appearance of Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf compilation from Fantagraphics! Wuvable Oaf is a favorite here – just do a Wuvable Oaf search to find out – and Oaf receiving the deluxe treatment is exciting news! Kudos to Luce and a big thumbs up to Fantagraphics for publishing two gay themed books with last month’s Massive and the upcoming Oaf.

On the downside this month we bid goodbye to Batwoman and Aquaman & The Others. The latter title was always a long shot in my opinion, given the green light to fill the void left by some other series thatt was on the chopping block. The cancellation of Batwoman’s solo series is a disappointment and not entirely unexpected. I think the writing was on the wall when so many readers were angry at DC when J H Williams III and W Haden Blackman were taken off and Kate and Maggie’s impending wedding was scuttled. One of the comics news site ran an article that included the mention of a second Batman Eternal series, and if that’s true Batwoman’s inclusion wouldn’t surprise me.

And then there’s IDW’s new Jem & The Holograms!

And if you’re reading this in the northeast US I hope you’re hunkered in and safe!

You’ll see Amazon links in this list for books and other items from time to time. Please consider supporting your local comic shop or bookstore though the small commissions your purchases of any items through these links, the link below, or from clicking the ad in the sidebar are very much appreciated.
Amazon & Gay League

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit to Andy Mangels whose idea this is originally.

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

STRANGERS IN PARADISE OMNIBUS SC $100.00 Page 258
Terry Moore
The greatest love story ever told is finally available in an affordable softcover omnibus edition! This two book package contains all 2,128 pages of Terry Moore’s epic tale featuring Katchoo, Francine, David, and Casey as they face life’s biggest challenges by facing them together. All 107 issues of the series are here, including the spin-offs Molly & Poo, Princess Warrior, When World’s Collide, and David’s Story.
Strangers In Paradise Omnibus Edition SC

ARCHIE

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #6 $4.99 Page 272
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francisco Francavilla
“The Nether-Realm.” The unthinkable has happened: Riverdale has become ground-zero for the zombie apocalypse, and the surviving members of our gang have been forced to flee their beloved home. However terrible things have been for Archie and friends, they’ve been much worse for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Banished to witches’ purgatory after using the dreaded Necronomicon, she’s now fighting for her immortal soul! This magazine-sized version provides a perfect entry-point for new readers of the smash horror TEEN+ hit! Definitely not for all ages!

ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP Vols 2 & 3 $19.99 Page 274
Paul Kupperberg, Michael Uslan, and Norm Breyfogle
Norm Breyfogle The Eisner Award-nominated series The Married Life series is the most critically acclaimed storyline in Archie’s more than 70-year publishing history. The series explores Archie Andrews’ life down two paths: if he had married girl-next-door Betty Cooper or wealthy socialite Veronica Lodge, with our favorite characters from Riverdale dealing with more realistic, mature circumstances with the humor and heart Archie fans expect. Volume 2 collects issues #7-12 of Life With Archie; Volume 3 collects issues #13-18.
Archie: The Married Life Book 2

BLACK MASK COMICS

mayday1MAYDAY #1 $3.99 Page 287
Curt Pines and Chris Peterson
A washed-up, drug-addicted screenwriter and a transgender bartender stumble onto a Satanic cult’s plan to sacrifice people all across LA (geomapped in the form of a pentagram, of course) and bring on Armageddon. As our intrepid, damaged heroes embark on a suicide mission to stop the crazy cultists, even they wonder if this is all really happening or if they’re just plain crazy. Probably both. The latest project from Curt Pires (POP) sees him teaming with art sensation Chris Peterson (Grindhouse) for a story that cuts to the very center of Hollywood mythology and depravity itself.

BOOM

BRAVEST WARRIORS #30 $3.99 Page 308
Kate Leth and Ian McGinty
It’s the start of an all-new arc as the Bravest Warriors are off to summer camp! The gang has been going to Camp Tribulon for Little Warriors since they were kids, but when they return as counselors, they realize that battling monsters might be nothing compared to supervising a camp of rowdy children.

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #11 $3.99 Page 298
Marc Andreyko and Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Rebuilding Midian has been no easy feat for Cabal and his people. But as the world of Nightbreed grows, the world will have to either embrace the dark or snuff the very existence of the Breed once and for all.

FRAGGLEROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 $3.99 Page 302
Kate Leth and Jake Myler
Previously only available at New York Comic Con, here’s your chance to get Redwall artist Sean Rubin’s variant cover for Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #1!

lumberjanes12LUMBERJANES #11 $3.99 Page 304
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen
Mal and Molly just want to get back to their friends, but things are looking more dire by the minute. It’s going to be a crazy dash through this weird mixed-up world as they try to not only find a working portal, but one that will take them back to camp!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #8 $3.99 Page 307
Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle
Something crashes off the shore of Beach City and it’s up to Connie to solve the mystery! Determined to prove to Steven that it is probably nothing, she sets out to bring it back to shore with a little help from an unsuspected source. It’s time to believe in Connie!

THE WOODS #11 $3.99 Page 298
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Sanami and the Hunters finally reach the school and see the complete state of chaos that has been spawning since their arrival to the planet. Back at New London, Adrian has finally made his arrival. With the army gone, nothing stands in the way of him and the black stone…

DARK HORSE

ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #12 $3.50 Page 50
Victor Gischler and Will Conrad
Though she’s returned to London, Faith isn’t planning to join up with Team Angel again. But circumstances will throw the Slayer and the vampire together when someone searching for Illyria brings his quest through Magic Town.

ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10: LOST & FOUND Vol 2 #18.99 Page 50
Victor Gischler and Will Conrad
Faith’s guilty conscience can’t resist a Deepscan mission to find missing demon hunter Riley Finn in South America, but a surprise encounter with tribal vampires tests the slaying skills of Faith’s team! In London’s Magic Town, Amy the Rat has been seeking favors, and Angel is on alert–he knows the witch is after more than she’s letting on. Collects Angel & Faith Season 10 #6-#10.

BUFFY SEASON 10 #13 $3.50 Page 51
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, and Megan Levins
Some suspiciously supernatural murders have Spike, Xander, Willow, and Giles in a conundrum. They have to talk to Buffy, but there’s something about the killer they’re pretty sure she’s not going to like… Meanwhile, Andrew gets some relationship advice from Buffy!

CONAN & RED SONJA #3 $3.99 Page 74
Gail Simone, Jim Zub, and Dan Panosian
Fighting together, Conan and Red Sonja must face a king who seeks revenge for their past deeds before they proceed to stop a sorcerer-priest intent on creating a deadly new weapon!

ELFQUEST: THE FINAL QUEST #8 $3.50 Page 76
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
There is one question Wolfrider chief Cutter can no longer avoid: If the elves must choose between the star-traveling Palace, and “the Way” that binds all to the World of Two Moons, who will stay, and who will go? The irresistible call goes out! How will those long absent–Rayek, Winnowill, Two-Edge, and more–react?

TOMB RAIDER: SECRETS & LIES Vol 2 TP $19.99 Page 77
Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett, Derlie Santacruz, and Nicolas Daniel Selma
After the return to Yamatai Island, Lara and her friends try to put the horror of what happened there behind them and return to “normal” life. However, when a dearly departed friend pleads for help, Lara goes on a globetrotting adventure fraught with new perils and a horrible truth that must be brought to light at all costs! Collects issues #7-#12 of the ongoing series.

DC

ACTION #40 $2.99 Page 113
Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder
Bizarro make Superman sane! Happy to see each other! No fighting ever! [Greg Pak is added to the list after I noticed he became a backer of Geeks Out’s Flame Con Kickstarter.]

ARROW SEASON 2.5 #6 $2.99 Page 135
Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu, and Symon Kudranski
Task Force X (a.k.a. Suicide Squad) goes up against Onslaught, a deadly network of religious extremist militants led by a mysterious figure calling himself Khem-Adam. As the terrorist leader threatens to make an example of a group of captive schoolgirls, John Diggle leads his team of Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, and newcomer Ravan into an explosive confrontation, determined to save the girls – and the nation of Kahndaq – from the terrorists’ grip. Don’t miss this special Suicide Squad tale drawn by guest artist Szymon Kudranski! issue. [Making the list because Guggenheim contributed to Northwest Press’ anti bullying comic listed below.]

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #11 $2.99 Page 101
Dan Jurgens, Lan Medina and Allen Martinez
This is it: the final showdown between Aquaman and the Others and the members of Mayhem! KGBeast and Cheshire stand ready to destroy Earth in their maniacal efforts to take down Aquaman’s team, but the king of Atlantis is without mercy. Blood will be spilled! Final issue. [Female teammate Ya’Wara was revealed to have loved Kahina.]

BATGIRL #40 $2.99 Page 121
Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher and Babs Tarr
A decision Barbara made during her darkest days in Gotham City returns to haunt her! What was it? And how does it tie into the evil impostor Batgirl? [Alysia Yeoh continues among the cast. Barbara’s new roomie is lesbian with an occasional bicurious bend.]
BATGIRL: BURNSIDE Vol 1 HC $24.99 Page 138
Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher and Babs Tarr
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes, so when a fire destroys everything she owns, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham City’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl…and discovers new threats preying on her peers! As the new hero of Burnside, Batgirl gets started by facing twin sister assassins on motorcycles! Collects issues #35-40.

BATMAN ’66 #21 $3.99 Page 134
Jeff Parker and Sandy Jarrell
There’s a new villain in town and even Batman’s rogues gallery trembles at his name: Lord Death Man! Soon, the Dynamic Duo are jetting off to Japan to track him down. The classic villain from the 1960s Batman comics and manga gets the Batman ’66 treatment. Don’t miss this landmark moment in Bat-history! [Okay, I’m including this title for the sheer camp factor of the TV series and how much it has meant to gay guys over the years even though probably won’t be any overtly LGBT characters or themes.]

BATMAN 66 TP Vol 2 $14.99 Page 143
Jeff Parker, Tom Peyer, Ty Templeton, Ted Naifeh, Craig Rouseau, Chris Sprouse. Ruben Procopio, and Christopher Jones
In this volume of tales pulled from issues #6-10 of the digital-first series, King Tut returns to challenge the Dynamic Duo with his most far-reaching plan yet to rule the modern Thebes known as Gotham City! Plus, Batman and Robin meet the Bookworm, face off with False Face and more!
Batman ’66 Vol. 2

BATMAN ETERNAL #48 – 52 $2.99 Page 116
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seely, Fernando Blanco, Alvaro Martinez, and Paulo Siqueira
The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #20 $3.99 Page 102
Greg Pak and Ardian Syaf
The devastating truth behind the terrorists from Kandor has been uncovered! Now, Superman and Batman must piece together who set this plan in motion and stop them before more innocent lives are destroyed!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99 Page 120
Greg Pak and Ardian Syaf
Superman and Batman have defeated the menace that was targeting the Man of Steel for months, but not before he set something deadly in motion – their greatest foes have been given the means to kill Clark Kent. And for Clark, time is running out.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: SECOND CHANCE Vol 3 HC $2.99 Page 138
Greg Pak, Tom Raney, Ken Lashley, Diogenes Neves, Tom Derenick, Karl Kerschl, andD DDanie Sampere
The worlds of Batman and Superman clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is. Collects issues #10-15.
Batman/Superman Vol. 3: Second Chance (The New 52)

batwoman40BATWOMAN #40 $2.99 Page 128
Marc Andreyko and Georges Jeanty
Where will Batwoman’s adventure with her “anti-team,” The Unknowns take them? And what’s next for Kate Kane? Final issue though the story arc concludes in the annual listed below.

BATWOMAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99 Page 128
Marc Andreyko and Georges Jeanty
How did Batwoman find herself in space fighting Morgan Le Fey? How did she find herself accompanied by allies as strange as Clayface, Ragman, Etrigan the Demon and her own sinister sister Red Alice?! All the answers are here in the final chapter of the Unknowns saga!

CONSTANTINE #23 $2.99 Page 101
Ray Fawkes and Jeremy Haun
The events of his journey to Earth-2 destroyed John Constantine. Where will his fate take him now? [Writer Ray Fawkes acknowledged John’s bisexuality in #12. Hat tip to Andrew Wheeler at Comics Alliance.]

EARTH TWO #32 $2.99 Page 95
Tom Taylor, Marguerite Bennett, and Andy Smith
Earth-2 crumbles in the grip of Darkseid! Is this really the end of Earth 2?

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #25 – 26 $2.99 Page 95
Daniel H Wilson , Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson, and a hoohah load of artists
The end is near as Apokolips begins to devour Earth-2!

Barda, her new Furies and Kalibak attack the world army as Earth-2 falls to Apokolips.

Can Alan Scott harness the power of the planet as Green Lantern to stop the invasion of Earth-2?

Darkseid wins. All hail Darkseid! Final issue.

FLASH #40 $2.99 Page 102
Robert Vendetti, Van Jensen, and Brett Booth
Barry Allen finds a way to escape the Speed Force – but can the Fastest Man Alive return home and stop Future Flash’s murderous plans? [Central City Crime Lab Director David Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple.]

FLASH SEASON ZERO #6 $2.99 Page 135
Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Hester
A new story arc begins here! When peculiar homicides start to occur in Central City, Barry and Joe recruit the S.T.A.R. Labs team to help with the investigation. It isn’t long before the gang discovers something even more shocking when reports indicate that the wounds on the deceased appear to have been caused by…a great white shark! [Making the list because Andy Mientus’ playing Pied Piper in the TV show and I suspect Piper and Captain Singh will be featured in the comic adaptation.]

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #5 $2.99 Page 124
Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith
Jim Corrigan can’t keep The Spectre at bay any longer! Now he’s arrived to judge Gotham City for its many sins. Does anyone, even the Midnight Shift, stand a chance against Heaven’s blade?

GRAYSON #8 $2.99 Page 125
Tim Seeley, Tom King, and Mikel Janin
Grayson is about to fly over this issue’s cliffhanger with no safety net! You won’t believe what happens! [Grayson’s “cover” was blown in #4 and he was forced to adopt a a
new one as a gay, gymnastic instructor. Midnighter is a recurring character.]

SECRET SIX #4 $2.99 Page 105
Gail Simone and Ken Lashley
The secret behind the Secret Six is revealed at last!

SECRET ORIGINS #11 $4.99 Page 106
Ray Fawkes, Christy Marx, Landry Q Walker, Richard Isanove, Scott Hepburn, and Dave ullock
The secret history of The New 52 comes to a close with a bang! Don’t miss the origins of Black Canary, by Christy Marx and Dave Bullock; Red Lantern Guy Gardner, by Landry Q. Walker and Scott Hepburn; and John Constantine, by Ray Fawkes and Richard Isanove!

sensattion8SENSATION COMICS #8 $3.99 Page 137
James Tynion IV, Heather Numfer, Noelle Stevenson, and Ryan Benjamin
Teenaged Diana comes to Man’s World and discovers a “Wonder World” where she makes new friends. That part’s great, but her Amazon bodyguards are busy tracking her down and scaring everyone she meets! Then, in “Sabotage Is in the Stars,” Wonder Woman aids India’s space program, making it safe for them to launch their new SpaceCrops platform. But when Diana discovers that LexCorp caused the problem, she takes matters into her own hands!

TEEN TITANS #8 $2.99 Page 108
Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort
The Titans’ world is rocked by the unexpected return of Superboy!

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 109
Will Pfeiffer, Tom King, and Allison Borges
The Titans deal with Superboy’s return to the team – and the trail of destruction that he’s left in his wake.

WORLDS’ FINEST #32 $2.99 Page 115
Paul Levitz and Jed Dougherty
The end of the Secret History! The death of Lois Lane! Oh yeah, and the invasion begins! Final issue. [Making the list because artist Dougherty contributed to Northwest Press’ anti bullying comic listed below.]

VERTIGO

ASTRO CITY #21 $3.99 Page 150
Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
The shattering conclusion of the 4-part “Quarrel” story. With Crackerjack in the clutches of the Black Lab, Quarrel and Honor Guard face difficult choices – and at least one hero’s career will have seen its final adventure. A very human perspective on a super human tragedy. [A trans character was featured in #16 and a gay couple shown in #13.]

FABLES: THE WOLD AMONG US #3 $3.99 Page 149
Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, Stephen Sadowski, Shawn McManus, and Travis Moore
Rumors of a certain prince’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Well…slightly exaggerated. But just as Bigby and Snow get to the heart of his story, they’re interrupted by a Fable we’ve never met before…one who looks an awful lot like another Fable we’ve never met before. Add a hot pursuit, some true detective work at Toad’s place, and a cheap shocker at a seedy hotel, and you’ve got the third issue of FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US

STRANGE SPORTS STORIES $4.99 Page 147
See below
Comics’ top talents, including some making their Vertigo debut, take on the classic DC Comics anthology title for four issues of strange, scary, sexy and sensational sports stories. Featuring stories and art by Brian Azzarello, CM Punk, Paul Pope, Gilbert Hernandez, Lauren Beukes, Ben McCool, Ivan Brandon, Monica Gallagher, Lee Loughridge, Nick Dragotta, Christopher Mitten, Darick Robertson, Mark Finn, John Lucas, Gabe Soria, Ronald Wimberly, Michael DiMotta, Tim Fish, Rael Lyra and many mor.

TOP 10 TP $244.99 Page 155
Alan Moore, Zander Cannon, and Gene Ha
In Neopolis’s Precinct 10, where every citizen has super powers, they are the law: A talking, armored dog. A genetically engineered “perfect woman.” A high-tech cowboy. A rookie with a toy box full of “helpers.” These are the cops of the Eisner Award-winning TOP 10. This new title collects the original 12-issue series in trade paperback for the first time.

TOP 10: THE FORTY-NINERS TP is re-offered too on page 156 with a cover price of $17.99.

D.E.

BOB’S BURGERS TPB $17.99 Page 326
Chad Brewster, Jeff Drake, Justin Hook, Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Robin Brigstocke, Bernard Derriman, Frank Forte, Tyler Garrison, Tony Gennaro, Kat Kosmala, Brad Rader, Hector Reynoso, Steven Theis, Damon Wong
Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) with brand-new in-canon stories created by the Emmy Award-winning TV show’s producers, writers, and animators – and overseen by series creator Loren Bouchard! That’s right, all-original stories that expand upon the fan-favorite animated series, including hilarious installments of “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries”, “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction”, “A Gene Belcher Original Musical”, “Letters Written by Linda”, “Bob’s Burgers of the Day”, and much more!
Bob’s Burgers

CHASTITY: LIFE/ DEATH Vol 1 TPB $19.99 Page 330
Marc Andreyko and Dave Acosta
Chastity, the classic Chaos! Comics character, returns… reimagined and ready for blood! After a career-ending injury shatters her Olympic dreams, seventeen year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in Alyce Stonecliff’s popular series of vampire novels. Little does she know, however, that the books conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death… one that she will be dragged into, kicking and screaming! Falling victim to the author’s seductive charm, drawing the attention of the enigmatic Council, and discovering a tragedy at her own doorstep, will Chastity survive the coming darkness? And even if she does, will she remain human, become a vampire, or evolve into something new and even more fearsome?

KING: JUNGLE JIM #3 $3.99 Page 329
Paul Tobin and Sandy Jarrell
Bounding gadabouts! Hawk-Men and Rhino-Men and Lion-Men and Snoring-Men and Tragic Reveals and Huge Jungle Fights and most important of all…our main character’s biggest worry is that he’s run out of whiskey. (Jim’s got problems with prioritizing).

legendaryredsonja2LEGENDERRY: RED SONJA #2 43.99 Page 327
Marc Andreyko and Joe Benitez
After the shocking reveal last issue, Red Sonja teams up with the strangest and most-unexpected of partners! As Red races against time to stop the rise of an unstoppable army, the action goes from the streets of the Big City to the high seas! Is everyone’s favorite red-headed pirate/swordswoman finally in over her head? And if you thought last issue ended with a “WTF?” moment, well, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

DIGITAL MANGA

BORDER Vol 4 $13.95 Page 340
Kodaka Kazuma
Yamato and Sogo have an extra-special bond that’s stood the test of time! But how did their remarkable friendship get off the ground? What was high school like for two gorgeous guys when they were merely boys? Border blends playful feelings and passionate temptation in a tug-of-war between beautiful men! Can history help explain a tangled web of relationships…or will revisiting the past only stir up long-forgotten trouble?
Border Volume 4

I’VE SEEN IT ALL Vol 3 $13.95 Page 340
Shoko Takaku
Ayumi is thrilled to have an extra-hot relationship with his gorgeous and talented doctor. But what will happen when a surprise after-hours visit leads to a shocking special request? Are good intentions enough when the heat is on? I’ve Seen It All throbs with the passion of committed doctors and their coy, cute patients! When tender treatment is required for a bruised and battered heart, who will step in to administer the healing touch?
I’ve Seen It All Volume 3


FANTAGRAPHICS

WUVABLE OAF $29.99 Page 349
Ed Luce
Wuvable Oaf is the fist-ever collection of the acclaimed comic book series by cartoonist Ed Luce. Oaf is an ex-wrestler who lives with his kitties and listens to Morrissey while searching for love in the big city. A romantic comedy at its core, Wuvable Oaf recalls elements of comics as diverse as Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie, set against the background of San Francisco’s diverse community and music scene

IDW

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #6 $3.99 Page 181
Kate Leth and Drew Rausch
Fresh off the traumatic events of his last adventure, Edward is cautiously welcomed back into the community that was so recently out for his blood. Despite Megs trying to shield him, well-meaning citizens suggest plans to help “fix” him once and for all…but what do they want in return? In this, the second arc of Edward Scissorhands, Edward and Megs both delve deeper into their shared, shadowed past.

jem1JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #1 3.99 page 165
Kelly Thompson and Ross Campbell
Showtime, synergy! Meet Jerrica Benton–a girl with a secret. She and her sister Kimber team with two friends to become… Jem and the Hologams! But what does it mean to be Jem today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!

IMAGE

INTERSECT #5 $3.50 Page 240
Ray Fawkes
The drumbeat of revelation sounds in cracking streets and splintering bone. All survivors move into their final position and the scorching, monstrous truth of all things is poised to be witnessed, but not before a vicious battle unfolds.

lildepressedboyvol55LI’L DEPRESSED BOY Vol 5 $14.99 Page 229
Steven Struble and Sina Grace
“Supposed to Be There, Too” Finding himself suspended from work, the Li’l Depressed Boy spends the week getting closer to his girlfriend, Spike. However, several stressors appear, threatening to ruin this unplanned vacation. Collects issues #1 – 5.
The Li’l Depressed Boy Volume 5

MORNING GLORIES #46 $3.50 Page 222
Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma
“Independent Study”

ODY-C #5 $3.50 Page 241
Matt Fraction and Christian Ward
A near-mutiny threatens the ODY-C just as home finally seems within its reach. [A gender swapping interpretration of the Odyssey.]

PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #5 $2.99 Page 241
Michael Stock and Sina Grace
Penny Dora spent most of the fourth day of Christmas trapped in the wrecked remains of the castle with her former best friend (aka Princess Elizabeth). With the Wishing Box lost in the rubble and dragons now raining fire down on the once quiet town of Cuesta Verde outside, to say things were not looking good was probably an understatement.

saga26SAGA #26 $2.99 Page 243
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Gwendolyn’s quest takes an interesting turn.

SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS #2 $3.99 Page 247
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and J Bone
Based on the hit Nerdist podcast! Chased by masked marauders wielding futuristic guns in turn-to-glass mode, Sparks and Croach The Tracker race through the undercity of Mars, an impossible expanse of wonderment that defies human understanding.

THE SURFACE #2 $3.50 Page 246
Ales Kot and Langdon Foss
There’s a traitor on the team, and a cityship arriving into the morphing utopia of The Surface will change everything. Just as the team finds what they were looking for — they are threatened by forces that might tear them apart.

WALKING DEAD #138 & 139 $2.99 Page 225
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
From the edge of the world. A new arc begins as our world gets even bigger. [One of the men who was half of a gay couple was spoilers! Also, another two other gay people in the cast.]

MARVEL

AMAZING X-MEN #18 $3.99 Page 74
Chris Yost and Jorge Fornes
A new Juggernaut has been chosen, and the Earth will tremble. Colossus stands alone against his or her power… or does he? * What has happened to Cain Marko? Victory has a price.

ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #4 $3.99 Page 37
Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez, and Stephanie Hans
We’ve been to Earth for street level Marvel fun. We’ve been to the Nine Realms for fantasy Marvel fun. Next up: deep space, for (er) deep space Marvel fun. Can Kieron and Marguerite resist the chance to write the characters from last year’s awesome summer blockbuster? Clue: Rhymes with Nardians of the Galaxy. (Of course not, you silly bears.)

avengers42AVENGERS #42 & 43 $3.99 Page 43
Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli
In two months time runs out! [Making the list now that Hickman has revealed Pod, one of the cast, is lesbian. Thanks to Mike McDermott for the update!]

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #12 $3.99 Page 57
Al Ewing and Lee Garbett
He’s Loki’s older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything, but who IS King Loki? What kingdom would have him? What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? This issue — King Loki tells all!

STORM #9 $3.99 Page 72
Greg Pak and Al Barrionuevo
Guest-starring Gambit! When everybody’s favorite Cajun gets in over his head, it’s up to Storm to bail him out! But while Storm is remembering how to pick locks, a figure from her past prepares to strike.

wolverines9WOLVERINES #9 – 12 $3.99 Page 70
Charles Soule, Ray Fawkes, Peter Nguyeen, Jonathan Markes, Arilea Kristina, and Ario Anindito
Daken takes center stage in this exploratory issue on his past, present and future…but what does that mean when Fang is the one doing the exploring? Shogun is constantly battling his inner demons, so what happens when his inner demon completely takes over? Fantomelle and Culpepper on a new mission focused on…Wolverine? Victor Creed has slowly changed over the course of the past few months…from his shift in AXIS to joining the team of WOLVERINES, he’s actually grown as an individual. So how does he use his new outlook on life to steal a pirate ship?! Sharp and Ogun now battle it out for complete domination of body and soul…while Fantomelle and
Culpepper’s mission takes them even deeper into a mission they hadn’t planned for.

Shogun’s inner battle with his own demons has come to a full tilt, and only Fang can help set him straight again. Not only for his soul, but for the safety of his teammates. But what’s in it for Fang? While Shogun’s been battling, Lady Deathstrike has been falling in love…but with which side of his personality? Sharp or Ogun? Fantomelle and Culpepper’s mission comes to an end, and the buyer is revealed…but what happens when the buyer gets more (and less!) than they paid for?

The team from Paradise and the Wolverines team up for the Assault on Mr. Sinister and his snowy fortress but what surprises lay in store when they figure out the front door is actually the easiest way in? Sinister has more than plans for Logan’s body in his lair but how are the Amazing X-Men involved in his plans for destruction and perfection?

Assault on Mr. Sinister’s fortress part two! Logan’s remains are located but which team winds up keeping the goods? And for what purpose? When Mr. Sinister pleads his cause, it hits home to more than one team member…does this mean a change in allegiance?

NORTHWEST PRESS

DASH #6 $3.99 Page 360
Dave Ebersole and Delia Gable
The Mummy, restored to full horrifying power, holds L.A. captive. Dash wields the only weapon capable of stopping him, but when the truth of what Zita has been hiding is revealed, will he? The detective’s life is changed forever in the final chapter of “The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara!”

riseNWPRISE: COMICS AGAINST BULLYING #1 $4.99 Page 360
Various writers & artists
We all have a place where we belong. Featuring all-new stories from Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole), Jed Dougherty (World’s Finest), and many more! Proceeds benefit organizations including GLAAD, Prism Comics, and Stand For The Silent.

WASTE OF TIME #3 $4.99 Page 360
Rick Worley
Rickets the broken robot and Prester the born again teddy bear finally discover the whereabouts of the elusive Bill Watterson; he’s spent decades as the prisoner of a deranged Jim Davis, forced to draw Garfield comics! Can our heroes rescue Watterson from the clutches of this commercial enterprise, or have they arrived too late?

SUBLIME

HIDE & SEEK GN Vol 3 $12.99 Page 374
Yaya Sakuragi
Local shop owner Shuji Tanihara and neighborhood pediatrician Takafumi Saji are in a relationship, and what began as a mere fling has turned into love. Little by little, Shuji has grown accustomed to the relationship, but he can’t quite gauge how much he can open up to Takafumi, which troubles him. What will the future hold for these two men as they reach an important turning point in their lives? [Copy taken from Amazon.] Volumes 1 and 2 re-offered for $12.99 each.
Hide and Seek, Vol. 3

VERTICAL INC

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY GN Vol 7 $12.95 Page 402
Fumi Yoshinaga
A hard-working middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings and enjoy delicately prepared home cooked meals!
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 7

March 7, 2015
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