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Gay Previews May 2015

Hi there! Welcome to the May Previews list. Quite a few nice surprises this time around! Do you like Lumberjanes? You might want to check out Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona graphic novel! Horror fan? Check out Boom’s trade of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed! DC releases the first hard cover of Grayson! There’s a juvenile joke there if you want to make it. Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Little Nemo gets the deluxe treatment for its first collection. Check out the Fangirls Guide To The Galaxy, Women Of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creating Fantastic Art, and The Complete Guide To Self-Publishing Comics if you’ve been bitten by the radioactive creative bug! Lots of regular comics too! And hey! You might want to check out Marvel’s campy Night Nurse of the early 1970s comic bundled in an oversized comic with Brian Michael Bendis’ Daredevil update.

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ABSTRACT STUDIOS

RACHEL RISING: SHADOW OF DEATH Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 253
Terry Moore
Rachel Beck wakes in a shallow grave and claws her way free as a mysterious woman watches from a bluff. With no memory of the night before, Rachel enlists the help of Aunt Johnny, the town mortician, to find her killer. But when repeated attacks send her to the morgue, Rachel’s ability to wake from death again and again prove to be a blessing and a curse, and the eerie town of Manson will never be the same! Volume 1, The Shadow of Death, collects issues #1-6.

STRANGERS IN PARADISE Vol 1 POCKET TPB $17.95 Page 253
Terry Moore
This SiP Pocket trade paperback is small, affordable and collects the entire first two volumes of SiP into one continuous 340-page story! David loves Katchoo, but Katchoo loves Francine who loves Katchoo back — but not that way, because Francine loves Freddie, who doesn’t love anybody but himself! Each pocket book features new cover art by Terry Moore, and special spine art that gives this manga-sized collection a distinctive look on the shelf.

BLACK MASK COMICS

MAYDAY #3 $3.99 Page 292
Curt Pines and Chris Peterson
Mayday #3 is a comic book. With boys and girls and guns and pig people and holes in spacetime and Los Angeles. What are you waiting for? Just read it. You’ll love it. Trust me, I’m a doctor. The third issue of the smash hit by Curt Pires and Chris Peterson is here. [One of the main characters is described as a transgender bartender.]

BOOM

BRAVEST WARRIORS #32 $3.99 Page 309
Kate Leth and Ian McGinty
Victoria Elliott Bugcat’s evil plan comes to fruition as he transforms into a monstrous beast to stop the Bravest Warriors and ruin summer camp forever! The Bravest Warriors are going to have to team up with the campers to defeat Bugcat, but do these kids have what it takes?

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED Vol 1 TP $14.99 Page 293
Clive Barker, Marc Andreyko, and Piotr Kowalski
Before Fables, before Once Upon a Time, Clive Barker created a secret city of monsters that live among us. Don’t worry if you’ve never seen the film: Clive Barker and writer
Marc Andreyko, along with Piotr Kowalski’s gorgeous art, have crafted a story for horror fans new and old. With Clive Barker’s vision for Nightbreed finally released — Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut — this series gives readers the untold histories throughout time for the monsters of Midian that fans have been craving. The Nightbreed is a secret society of
lumberjanes14monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind. Collects issues #1-4.
Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Vol. 1

LUMBERJANES #14 $3.99 Page 306
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen
When a freak snow storm hits the camp, Jen gets lost! It’s up to Rosie and the girls to find their Roanoke cabin leader. As they search, Jen comes across the path of a
mysterious taxidermist who rides a moose. What the junk is she up to?

UFOLOGY #2 $3.99 Page 299
James Tynion IV and Noah Yuenkel
Following the disaster at the abandoned house, the bodies of Eustace and “the stranger” are examined while Becky lies in a hospital bed, wishing she could forget everything that happened. Malcolm knows there’s something bigger going on, though, and is eager to investigate.

woodsvol2THE WOODS Vol 2 TP $14.99 Page 298
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. One year prior, the school held its first rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on a night that would prove fateful to both the students and faculty, as their lives crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various horrors to come. Created and written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Michael Dialynas, “The Swarm” collects the critically acclaimed second arc (issues #5 – 8) of the best-selling series.
The Woods Vol. 2

DARK HORSE

ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #14 $3.50 Page 72
Victor Gischler and Will Conrad
Fred continues to struggle against the power of Illyria and reveals to Angel and Faith her great fear of losing control. Meanwhile, Koh deals with the reality that his quest for vengeance may be futile.

BUFFY SEASON 10 #15 $3.50 Page 73
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
Buffy and the gang come face to face with a terrifying new demon that shares a special bond with Spike, threatening his growing connection to the Slayer.

CONAN & RED SONJA HC $19.99 Page 62
Gail Simone, Jim Zub, and Dan Panosian
Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together two legendary warriors: Conan and Red Sonja! This volume collects issues #1-#4 of the smash-hit crossover! In a tale spanning three eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a new age in Hyborian warfare!
Conan Red Sonja

elfquest9ELF QUEST: THE FINAL QUEST #9 $3.50 60
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
The misfit trolls return to battle the eager Go-Backs, to the delight of Two-Edge, who forms an astonishing alliance. Meanwhile, Rayek hungers to partake of the increased
magical power of those who dwell within the Palace. But Cutter’s greatest concern is Angrif Djun’s massive war fleet, which seeks to crush all elves and their allies.

THE WITCHER: FOX CHILDREN #2 $3.99 Page 60
Paul Tobin and Joe Querio
While the crew of the Prophet ponders what terrible fate will befall them as recompense for their wickedness, a supernatural storm strikes the cursed vessel! When the tempest
forces the ship up a strange and deadly river, Geralt must use all of his witcher cunning if he hopes to survive!

DC

ARROW SEASON 2.5 #8 $2.99 Page 126
Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu, Joe Bennett, Craig Yeungm and Szymon Kudranski
The thrilling climax of the Brother Blood story arc as the Arrow and Arsenal team up with the Huntress to save Felicity! [Making the list because Guggenheim contributed to
to the first issue of Northwest Press’ anti bullying comic listed below.]

BATMAN ’66 #23 $3.99 Page 125
Jeff Parker, Brent Schoonover and Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Two villains from Batman’s classic Rogues Gallery get the ’66 treatment in two separate stories! First, Hilda, aunt of Marsha Queen of Diamonds, messes with forces beyond her
control and brings forth Solomon Grundy. Then, when False Face goes looking for a shape-shifting formula, he ends up creating Clayface! [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 & THE OUTSIDERS #1 $3.99 Page 105
Marc Andreyko and Carlos D’Anda
Batman leads the Outsiders against a terror from the Great Disaster – Godmaker and OMAC! This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!

FLASH SEASON ZERO #8 $2.99 Page 126
Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Hester
Barry and his team attempt to track down King Shark, but their mission grows complicated when they run into…the Suicide Squad![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.]

graysonvol1GRAYSON: AGENTS OF SPYRAL Vol 1 HC $22.99 Page 131
Tim Seeley, Tom King Mikel Janin, and Stephen Mooney
A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this title collecting the start of his new hit series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You may think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick! As he digs into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner, Helena Bertinelli, how can Dick keep track of all the lies? Or will he fall apart once he can no longer tell fact from fiction? Plus: Dick Grayson goes toe-to-toe with the Midnighter! Collects issues #1-4, a story from Secret Origins #7 and Grayson: Futures End #1
Grayson Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral (The New 52)

INFINITY INC #2 $3.99 Page 119
Jerry Ordway and Ben Caldwell
Jade, Obsidian, Nuklon and the rest of the Infinity Inc. team try to prove that they deserve their place among the Earth-2 heroes as they fight the post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex! This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe! [Curious to see if Obsidian will be gay in this two parter.]

NEW TEEN TITANS #1 $3.99 Page 110
Marv Wolfman and Nicola Scott
Titans Together – no more, when they face the nmight of the Tangent Doom Patrol! Is this the end of what many consider the greatest Titans team in the history of the Multiverse? This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe! [Wonder Girl alert!]

NIGHTWING/ORACLE #1 $3.99 Page 89
Gail Simone, Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons
The fairy tale starring Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon tries to survive one more night – and a brutal attack by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman! This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!

question2THE QUESTION #2 $3.99 Page 90
Greg Rucka and cully Hamner
Renee Montoya’s final stand as The Question comes to a head as she helps Two-Face battle Flashpoint’s Harvey Dent…but will her world live on? This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!

SECRET SIX Vol 2 TP $19.99 Page 135
Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, Doug Hazelwood and others
Join Catman, Scandal, Deadshot and Ragdoll as they hit the road on the run from some of the world’s most dangerous killers! In this new title collecting SECRET SIX #1-14, a contract has been put out on the lives of the Six, but the team has some tricks – and a whole lot of bullets – up their own sleeves! Then, with Batman’s cowl up for grabs, two of the Secret Six decide they should be the new Dark Knight!
Secret Six Vol. 2

TITANS #2 $3.99 Page 93
Fabian Nicieza and Ron Wagner
A severely depleted Titans team, including Arsenal and Donna Troy, is put to the test against the world-conquering Extremists! But how can they do this while protecting
Arsenal’s daughter Lian? This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe! [Hey! It’s Donna Troy!]

VERTIGO

ASTRO CITY #23 $3.99 Page 140
Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
What do you do when you’re a talking gorilla, and all your life you’ve wanted nothing more than to be a drummer in a rock & roll band? That’s right, you go to Astro City. But
from there, well, things are never all that simple. Also featuring the First Family, Honor Guard and more. Part 1 of 2. [A trans character was featured in #16 and a gay couple shown in #13.]

FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US #5 $3.99 Page 142
Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, Stephen Sadowski, Shawn McManus, and Travis Moore
The bodies pile up and the case takes a turn for the personal, as it looks like Bigby’s crime-solving partner just ended up on the wrong side of a toe tag. Plus, flash back to 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts, to see how Bigby became the man he is today!

STRANGE SPORTS STORIES #3 $4.99 Page 145
Various
Continuing the Vertigo take on the classic DC Comics anthology title for a third issue 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 more!

D.E.

LEGENDERRY: RED SONJA #4 43.99 Page 333
Marc Andreyko and Aneke
After coming face to face with the evil that is Victor Frankenstein and seeing the horrors he has planned for the world, Red Sonja must struggle not only to survive an army of monsters, but to save herself from a horrible fate! With her only ally taken from her, Red seems utterly alone against an insurmountable task. Can the clever swashbuckling heroine overcome the odds and live long enough to bring down Frankenstein’s Army? Or will she be consumed by the sea?

swordsofsorrow1SWORDS OF SORROW #1 $3.99 Page 325
Gail Simone and Sergio Davila
Fan-favorite Gail Simone and rising art star Sergio Davila combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more! Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Don’t miss this thrilling epic tale, an event supported by one-shot side adventures written by the hottest writers today, like G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Nancy Collins and more!

DIGITAL MANGA

EVEN SO I WILL LOVE YOU TENDERLY GN $13.95 Page 346
Kou Yoneda Ryo
Onoda is a straight guy and he is three years younger than Harumi Deguchi. They have nothing in common and at first, they were just friends. But that’s not enough for Harumi- he wants more from Ryo and he realizes that he has fallen in love with him. Feeling anxious and emotional, he wants to tell him how he feels… but he can’t. Fearing rejection, he’d rather be just friends and not ruin what he has with him. Here- we have a story of pain, sorrow and happiness of being in love.
Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly (Yaoi Manga)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

OPTIC NERVE #14 $6.95 Page 343
Adrian Tomine
Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with a short autobiographical strip and two stories. “Killing and Dying” is about a
father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. “Intruders” depicts a man obsessively trying to find his way back to a former life by revisiting places he once knew. Optic Nerve 14 will appear on the twentieth anniversary of Tomine’s beloved comic book series, in whose pages the landmark graphic novel Shortcomings was first published. Each story in Optic Nerve 14 reveals new dimensions to Tomine’s unique visual sensibility and complex, character-driven stories.

FANTAGRAPHICS

WANDERING SON Vol 8 $24.99 Page 351
Shimura Takaka
Fantagraphics’ critically acclaimed manga about the tangled gender identities of adolescent’s continues with Nitori-kun, a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino-san, a girl who wants to be a boy, finding the courage to go to school wearing a boy’s uniform. Wandering Son has been hailed as one of the most enlightened treatments of gender identity in the history of comics. The eighth volume continues to explore the lives of its characters with insight and sensitivity. Volumes 4 – 7 are offered again.
Wandering Son Vol. 8 (Vol. 8) (Wandering Son)

GIRL TWIRL

JANE’S WORLD OMNIBUS Vol 1 TP $19.95 Page 354
Paige Braddock
This 432-page book collects the first three volumes of Jane’s World into one handy size. This book will give readers a full introduction to the cast and crew of the Eisner-
nominated series. See the characters and story lines evolve and get ever more humorous and complicated. Alien abductions, vegan Amazons, Elvis impersonators, Jane Bond, and feisty ex-girlfriends all collide
Jane’s World Collection Volume 1

HARPER TEEN

nimonaNIMONA GN $12.99 TP/ $17.99 HC Page 355
Noelle Stevenson
The full-color graphic novel debut from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Nimona

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

ARE YOU MY MOTHER? $15.95 TP/ $22.00 HC {age 356
Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel’s childhood — and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf.
Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

FUN HOME TP $14.95 Page 356
Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the “Fun Home.” It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. [New printing] Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

IDW

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #8 $3.99 Page 182
Kate Leth and Drew Rausch
The eyes of the world begin to turn towards Edward as a famed and fanatical surgeon sets her sights on “fixing” him.

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS: PART UNKNOWN Vol 1 $3.99 Page 182
Kate Leth and Drew Rausch
An all-new adventure revisits Edward Scissorhands! Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn’t the only one missing a vital piece. Collects issues #1-5.
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2 3.99 page 168
Kelly Thompson and Sophia Campbell
Jem and the Holograms take the stage for the first time!

THE INFINITE LOOP #2 $3.99 Page 178
Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier
As Teddy hides The Girl Anomaly in her old apartment, the two girls get to know each other, and get closer. Until they learn that Teddy’s superiors sent special Unit 70 to
hunt them down…. will they escape in time?

littlenemohcLITTLE NEMO: RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND HC $19.99 Page 160
Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez
An all-new, all-ages series full of magic and whimsy from award-winning creators Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez! Spinning out of Winsor McKay’s brilliant early 20th century strip, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland sees King Morpheus’ daughter, in the Royal Palace of Slumberland, select her next-playmate: Nemo! Collects issues #1-4 and includes an art gallery from artist Gabriel Rodriguez.
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland HC

ORPHAN BLACK #4 $3.99 Page 183
John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, Jody Houser, and Cat Staggs
Orphan Black co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett expand on the saga with all-new material exclusive to the comic books! Includes clues and Easter eggs for the highly
anticipated third season!

IMAGE

kaptara2INTERSECT #7 $3.50 Page 234
Ray Fawkes
A new chapter in the twisted world of Intersect brings readers to a disturbing new setting, following the story of the mysterious Lady Flock as she flees the remains of
Detroit and navigates the new world…

KAPTARA #2 $3.50 Page 235
Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod
Manton! Dartor! MOtivational! Orb! Heroes for the ages! As they set out to save Earth, our hero Keith Kanga retires to a life of luxury on Kaptara! But can he resist the
siren song of guilt? A perfect jumping-on point for people who’ve read issue one!

MORNING GLORIEs #47 $3.50 Page 236
Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma
“Field Trip”

nomercy2NO MERCY #1 $2.99 Page 237
Alex De Campi and Carla Speed McNeil
Chad and Charlene make a second startling discovery. But with nightfall, death comes for them all again…this time, on four feet.

ODY-C Vol 1 TP $9.99 Page 229
Matt Fraction and Christian Ward
The first five issues of Fraction and Ward’s epic science fiction, gender-broke, mind-expanding retelling of The Odyssey. [A gender swapping interpretration of the Odyssey.] ODY-C Volume 1

PETER PANZERFAUST #25 $4.99 Page 219
Kurtis J Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins
“Neverland” The grand finale of Peter’s journey and the one interview John Parsons has been building toward: Wendy Darling. The woman who knew Peter as no other reveals her
secrets, and the mystery behind the man will finally be revealed. A double-sized issue of intrigue, love and heroism and a final goodbye to Peter Panzerfaust.

PISCES #2 $3.99 Page 238
Kurtis J Wiebe and Johnnie Christmas
With the Vietnam War a few years gone, Dillon finds difficulty adjusting to civilian life. His hope dwindles while living with an abusive father and working a night shift at a local office, but the creeping dread rises when the dark begins to speak in the voice of friend long dead.

RAT QUEENS #11 $3.99 Page 220
Kurtis J Wiebe and Stepjan Sejic
“Demons” Road Trip! Having survived the end of the world, the Queens follow Hannah back to where it all began: Mage University. With Necromancers being hunted by a mysterious cadre of religious zealots, Hannah will see to it that the Council of Ten, the overseers of the mage community, do something about it.

Rat Queens volume 1 also offered!
Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery TP

SAGA #28 $2.99 Page 239
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Alana acts.

SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS #4 $3.99 Page 243
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and J Bone
Somebody that Sparks didn’t think was a threat is totally a humongous threat, like a big crazy cosmic-level threat, and maybe Mars is gonna get all blown up?

THE SURFACE #4 $3.50 Page 242
Ales Kot, Langdon Foss., and Jordie Bellaire
The city mutates. Nasia runs. The ghosts are more than ghosts now — they are real, and decisions are made.

TREES #9 $2.99 Page 223
Warren Ellis and Jason Howard
Beginning the second Trees story, “Two Forests.” The Orkney Tree, set among the standing stones of that remote island, seems almost like it was always meant to be there. But, following the events in Svalbard, it could be nothing but a vast unexploded bomb. Across the Atlantic, there is a new mayor in New York City, who grew up under the shadow of the Manhattan Tree. And he might be the bigger threat. [One of the characters is transgender.]

WALKING DEAD #141 $2.99 Page 244
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
Opportunity. [One of the men who was half of a gay couple was spoilers! Also, another two other gay people in the cast.]

MARVEL

allnewinvadersvol3ALL NEW INVADERS: THE MARTIANS ARE COMING Vol 3 TP $17.99 Page 132
James Robinson, Steve Pugh, Barry Kitson, and P Craig Russell
Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch, has been driven mad by recent events and now it’s up to Namor to stop his rampage! And in England, Spitfire and Union Jack must face a
different kind of Invader — one from another world! In 1917, several WWI heroes banded together to battle Martians and now the invading aliens are back! As the Winter Soldier dispatches the all-new Invaders to help Spitfire, Tanalth the Pursuer seeks answers and Toro emerges from his Inhuman cocoon with dangerous new powers! Can the all-new Captain America help him navigate his rebirth? Killraven, the Eternals and the Inhumans guest-star as the Invaders struggle to solve the mystery of the Martian invasion! Plus: The team faces Lash and a neo-Nazi threat, but what do they want with Toro and the Iron Cross? Collecting issues #11-15.
All-New Invaders Volume 3: The Martians are Coming

ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #6 $3.99 Page 66
Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez, and Stephanie Hans
Angela did what? Aside from get a new costume. In the climax of a battle between Heven and Asgard, both their futures are changed forever. So, how is Sera alive? Clue: 🙁

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #14 $3.99 Page 9
Al Ewing and Lee Garbett
The Last Days of Loki! As the Ten Realms face their last hours, ancient enemies march on Asgardia seeking a final vengeance -including King Loki – meaner, madder and more dangerous than ever before! Meanwhile, what’s happened to our Loki? Has the end come early for everyone’s favorite trickster?

nightnurse1NIGHT NURSE #1 $7.99 Page 85
Jean Thomas, Linda Fite, Brian Michael Bendis, Winslow Mortimer, and Alex Maleev
Marvel’s 1970s cult-classic miniseries is collected in one super-sized one-shot! Linda Carter, Georgia Jenkins and Christine Palmer are all studying to become nurses. But what will happen when Linda must choose between love and career? Can Georgia stop her brother from holding the hospital hostage? As the nurses care for a mysterious hit-and-run victim, Christine realizes that her new boyfriend hides a terrible secret! When a mob war spills over into the hospital, Linda must act fast to save lives! Will Christine survive learning the secret of Sea-Cliff Manor? And when Daredevil is fatally shot, the Night Nurse must step out of the shadows and return to action! Guest-starring Black Widow, Elektra, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones! Collecting Night Nurse (1972) #1-4 and Daredevil (1998) #80. [Including this collection for what I think is the camp factor.]

STORM #11 $3.99 Page 95
Greg Pak and victor Ibanez
Mystique’s full plan is revealed – and she’s not just aiming to bring back her long lost love, Destiny but an old friend and where does this leave the Wolverines?!

WOLVERINES #17 – 20 $3.99 Page 94
Charles Soule, Ray Fawkes, Juan Cabal, Jonathan Marks, Julian Doe, and Ariela Kristantina
Revenge of Mr. Sinister! See what heroes remain after Mr. Sinister’s had his way with them, and who managed to stay alive (or which parts of them!).

Depowered? What is the aftermath of the battle with Mr. Sinister, and has Mystique been betting on the results? The final pieces of the puzzle fall into place.

Mystique’s endgame is now in final swing – everything is exactly how she planned in this penultimate issue!

Mystique’s full plan is revealed – and she’s not just aiming to bring back her long lost love, Destiny… but an old friend… and where does this leave the Wolverines?!

WOLVERINES: CLAW, BLADE AND FANG Vol 2 TP $15.99 Page 136
Charles Soules, Ray Fawkes, Jason Master, Kris Anka, Juan Doe, Peter Nguyen, and Jonathan Marks
Logan’s remains are located — but who winds up keeping them? Mr. Sinister’s cause hits home with more than one team member. Does this mean a change in allegiance? Meanwhile, Mystique’s power play kicks into full gear as she obtains one of the last control words — and with it the power to get everything she ever wanted! And Lady Deathstrike is finally realizing that she doesn’t have to be alone, but will this moment of vulnerability come back to stab her? And what happens when Wolverine’s old buddy Fang shows up and gets under Daken’s skin? As Shogun quite literally battles his inner demon, Fantomelle and Culpepper undertake a mission they’re not prepared for — while Victor Creed, a truly changed man after the events of AXIS, finds himself with a drastic new outlook on life! Collecting WOLVERINES #6-10.

NORTHWEST PRESS

dash3DASH #3 $3.99 Page 363
Dave Ebersole and Delia Gable
Zita Makara is out for blood and Dash is in her sights! Can he stop her before another life is lost? Is she really the monster she appears to be, or is someone else pulling the strings?

RISE: COMICS AGAINST BULLYING #2 $4.99 Page 363
Various
Stand up against bullying! Featuring all-new comics from Marc Andreyko, Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy), Vasilis Pozios, Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics
featuring Wonder Woman), Kristopher White (Father Robot), and many more! Proceeds benefit organizations including GLAAD, Prism Comics, and Stand For The Silent.

QUIRK BOOKS

fangirlsguideFANGIRLS GUIDE TO GALAXY HANDBOOK FOR GIRL GEEKS HC $15.95 Page 436
Sam Maggs and Kelly Bastow
Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more — it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

SOARING PENGUIN

MEANWHILE…. #2 $7.95 page 380
Gary Spencer Millidge and Various
The Bad, Bad Place by David Hine and Mark Stafford continues in the second issue of Meanwhile, and is featured on our fabulous cover by Mark. Strangehaven by Gary Spencer Millidge continues with an all-new sixteen-page episode, and there’s a new installment of Yuko Rabbit’s 10 Minutes. We’re also unveiling original strips by Krent Able, Jenny Robins, Krystian Garstkowiak. And rounding out the issue is Dead Charlie by Thierry Labrosse. [I understand Strangehaven has featured a gay shaman.]

SUBLIME

LOVE STAGE!! Vol 1 $12.99 Page 382
Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou
His father is a singer and his mother an actress, while older brother Shogo is the lead singer for the popular band “CRUSHERZ.” Though his family is packed with famous celebrities, Izumi Sena is just your average guy. Currently a college student, he is a huge otaku with aspirations of becoming a manga creator. But one day he gets roped into participating in a TV commercial and meets popular young actor Ryoma Ichijo. Could this be the same boy he starred in a commercial with over ten years ago?!
Love Stage!!, Vol. 1

UNDERWOOD BOOKS

womenofwonderWOMEN OF WONDER: CELEBRATING WOMEN CREATORS OF FANTASTIC ART $24.95 Page 429
Women of Wonder shines a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art. Increasingly, women are impacting the world of contemporary fantastic art and inspiring new generations
of illustrators, designers, sculptors, and painters. Women of Wonder reflects of the expanding numbers of women artists featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. This full-color collection, complete with artist statements and photos, acknowledges their presence and influence. Women of Wonder is a beautiful celebration of the imagination and of exemplary creators who just happen to be women.
Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art

VERTICAL COMICS

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY Vol 8 12.945 Page 41
Fumi Yoshinaga
From the James Tripee Award-winning author Fumi Yoshinaga comes a casual romance between two 40-year-old men and the many meals they share together. 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!

WATSON GUPTILL

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELF PUBLISHING COMICS $24.99 Page 434
Comfort Love and Adam Withers
For the first time in history, those looking to break into comics have an enormous number of realistic, proven options for doing so all by themselves, without having to rely on big comics publishers. It’s an exciting time, but a confusing one for neophytes overwhelmed by numerous options. The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics is the first book of its kind to help readers make sense of it all and take control of their comics-making destinies. It provides would-be creators with a definitive guide to the tools needed for breaking into modern comics via self-publishing. For those looking to create comics on their own terms, this book provides a road map to success.
The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics: How to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics

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