Goodbye summer! Hello autumnal equinox and everything bloody pumpkin flavored! By Thanksgiving time the thought of another pumpkin pie has me asking people if they’ve ever tried a sweet potato pie. Sorry, that’s enough ranting about pumpkin!
Look for a couple of Oz books with Oz afficiando Eric Shanower attached to them. Vertigo releases a new edition of Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo’s Enigma! That story had a huge impact on me when it came out. Sina Grace draws the new all ages Image series Penny Dora. Drawn & Quarterly gives Moomin the deluxe treatment and Fantagraphics offers up again the searing and haunting 7 Miles A Second. Also, there are several new or reissued trades from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Image, like the second trade of Rat Queens and the last half of Gail Simone’s short lived The Movement.
So hey, a few words about being an Amazon affiliate again. Sure, there’s a small commission on each purchase you make if you make purchases by clicking any of the links in this list or through that widget thing in the sidebar or if you bookmark the link below. Supporting your local comic shop and bookstore is really important too. Being an Amazon affiliate isn’t just about commissions on specifically linked books and DVDs though, so don’t be shy about using these links to make your other non-book related purchases!
Credit to Andy Mangels who compiled many such lists before me. People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT or supportive.
RACHEL RISING #30 $3.99 each Page 250
In a dramatic showdown, Rachel’s killer is revealed! But the truth may be the final nail in Ra-chel’s casket when she finally confronts her killer. Will she survive or is this really the end of an extraordinary woman? Find out in this powerful issue!
STRANGERS IN PARADISE SC OMNIBUS $100.00 Page 250
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
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #8 $3.99 Page 260
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francisco Francavilla
“Ghosts of Christmas Past.” Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Hiram Lodge and Mary Andrews relive the darkest chapter of their town’s history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain with the witches of Greendale, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse. With a regular cover by Francisco Francavilla and a “Cheerleader” variant by Andrew Pepoy.
SABRINA #3 $3.99 Page 260
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack
Rejected by the Council, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a seance to locate her missing friend, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous-and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest.
BRAVEST WARRIORS: PARALYZED HORSE GIANT #1 $4.99 Page 299
James Tynion IV, Mairghread Scott, Tessa Stone, Pranas Naujokaitis, Kat Leyh, Erica Henderson, Meredith McClaren, Tessa Stone, Pranas Naujokaitis, Kat Leyh
Ever since he made his epic debut in the Bravest Warriors cartoon, we’ve wanted to bring Beth’s beloved pet to comics and now we can in an oversized dedicated entirely to the Paralyzed Horse. Do you like quirky, left-of-center things, things that are just so unusual, you’re drawn to it? That’s pretty much Paralyzed Horse, a horse that can’t move but has far-reaching knowledge of the present and future. Plus, we’ve assembled an amazing team of diverse creators to tell stories of a girl named Beth and her um, unusual horse, including shorts by Mairghread Scott, James Tynion IV, and Bravest Warriors vet Tessa Stone. This oversized (48 pages!) one-shot features new original stories from Paralyzed Horse’s log that span all of eternity and forever, guest-starring the entire wacky cast of Bravest Warriors!
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #7 $3.99 Page 287
Marc Andreyko, and Piotr Kowalski
The lives of the Nightbreed will always spiral down to the catacombs of Midian. Boone must confront his inner demons and relive the life that brought him to this place of darkness. Through the story of Otis and Clay’s self-betrayal he may just find the solace he needs to become Cabal
LUMBERJANES #8 $3.99 Page 292
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen
This crazy war between Apollo and Artemis finally reaches its peak and it’s up to the Lumberjanes to save their camp from this crazy sibling rivalry. All questions are finally answered and the scouts learn the true importance of trust and friendship. [Late in adding this title. Look for the series to continue as an ongoing.]
MEMETIC #2 $4.99 Page 286
James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan
The apocalypse continues in the second installment of the oversized, 48-page MEMETIC. In Day Two of this crisis, Aaron tries to escape his college campus overrun with Screamers, while Marcus and his Pentagon team attempt to track down the source of the meme and eliminate it before time runs out.
THE WOODS #7 $3.99 Page 286
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
The swarm has finally arrived, and it’s going to take the combined efforts of both the kids and the mysterious hunters to survive the onslaught. Meanwhile, we take a look at Ben on the night of the play one year ago, and his struggles to both be himself and be happy.
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #8 $3.50 Page 60
Victor Gischler and Will Conrad
The tribal vampires have the upper hand, with Riley back to being vampire food. Faith works on a straight-up strong-arm jungle rescue, while Angel plans to turn the tables on Amy the Rat, to keep her from her real target. [Mike McDermott tells me that Kennedy is currently a cast member.]
BUFFY SEASON 10 #9 $3.50 Page 61
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
The Sunnydale homecoming becomes less than fun as Buffy, Spike, and Willow realize that Andrew is in over his head with the Vampyr rules book and a terrible plan, and the demon they’re up against has a grudge against Slayers and a penchant for eating souls.
BUFFY SEASON 9 LIBRARY EDITION HC $29.99 Page 61
The world has lost its connection to magic, and a new breed of vampires has been born–zompires! Still, there’s more trouble for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a magic siphon is loose, student loans have to be paid, Willow goes walkabout, and Buffy finds herself pregnant while coming to terms with her relationship with Spike. Collects Buffy Season 9 Volume 1 and Volume 2.
COLDER: THE BAD SEED #2 $3.99 Page 64
Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra
Declan’s efforts to rescue others from the grip of insanity are compromised as the maniacal Swivel wreaks gruesome havoc on Boston’s populace!
ELFQUEST # $3.50 Page 57
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
he human warlord Angrif Djun, more furious than ever, prepares a massive assault upon every elf living on the World of Two Moons. Master archer Strongbow faces an unexpected betrayal. And within the Wolfrider tribes, Chief Cutter and Chieftess Ember wrestle with a dire choice that will define–or destroy–their worlds.
PROMETHEUS: FIRE & STONE #3 $3.50 Page 55
Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra
Chaos breaks loose when a member of the Prometheus’s recovery team is exposed to the dangerous and mysterious genetic accelerant! Now, with the crew divided and hope for survival fleeting, a terrifying discovery offers a glimpse into the fate of the Prometheus and the colony on LV-426!
TOMB RAIDER #10 $3.50 Page 41
Gail Simone, Rhiana Pratchett, and Derlis Santacruz
After a terrifying journey in the cursed depths of the lost Roanoke colony, Lara heads aboveground to the desert, now in possession of dangerous information–and under attack! Lara’s globetrotting hunt for truth continues!
AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #7 $2.99 Page 87
Dan Jurgens, Lan Medina and Allen Martinez
While the secrets of their past continue to be used against them, The Others face down the lethal KGBeast…and it’s not going to go well! One of these heroes may not walk away from this confrontation! [Female teammate Ya’Wara was revealed to have loved Kahina.]
AUTHORITY Vol 2 TP $24.99 Page 132
Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Tom Peyer, Doselle Young, Frank Quitely, Chris Weston, Dustin Nguyen, Arthur Adams and others
In these tales from The Authority #13-29, the team faces a mad scientist who wants to influence the 21st century through Jenny Quantum, a previous Doctor who manipulated the Earth itself, and a team modeled on The Authority that was created by the G7 nations
The Authority Vol. 2
BATGIRL #36 $2.99 Page 107
Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher and Babs Tarr
Batgirl’s new life is off to a rousing start when her first day of graduate school is interrupted – by twin sister assassins on motorcycles! [Alysa Yeoh continues among the cast.]
BATGIRL: WANTED Vol 4 Tp $16.00 Page 129
Gail Simone, Daniel Sampere, Fernando Pasarin, Derlis Santcruz and others
In these tales from issues #20-26 and Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1: Vntriloquist, Batgirl struggles to continue fighting crime after the death of her brother, James, Jr. With her relationships with both Batman and her father strained, Batgirl must face one of Batman’s most ruthless villains: The Ventriloquist.
Batgirl Vol. 4: Wanted (The New 52) (Batgirl(DC Comics-The New 52))
BATMAN ’66 #17 $3.99 Page 124
Jeff Parker and Scott Kowalchuk
Professor William McElroy has taken another blow to the head and once more believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Egyptian Pharaoh King Tut! This time he’s uncovered a virus associated with Osiris, Egyptian God of the Underworld, that will turn the citizens of Gotham City into zombies, ready to do his bidding – including eliminating Batman and Robin! [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.] And if you want more Batman ’66 then check out Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet #6 (of 6) from Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman, and Ty Templeton. Co-published by DC and Dynamite. Look for it in Previews on page 122.
BATMAN ETERNAL #31 – 34 $2.99 Page 104
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seely, and a boat load of artists
The team-up you never saw coming – Alfred Pennyworth and…Bane?!
The Spoiler is on the case to find the truth behind the nightmare at Arkham!
Batman’s arsenal of weapons is turned against Gotham City!
Is this the end of Wayne Enterprises?
BATMAN ETERNAL Vol 1 TP $39.9 9 Page 128
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seely, and John Layman and various artists
In the wake of Forever Evil, the world looks at heroes in a different light, creating tension between Batman and his allies and the Gotham City Police Department. When a gang war breaks out and new villains arise, it’s up to the Dark Knight, Batgirl, and others to turn the tide as best as they can – but will the GCPD be a help or a hindrance? Plus, a fan-favorite character makes her long-awaited DC Comics – The New 52 debut: Stephanie Brown! Don’t miss these stories from issues #1 – 20.
Batman: Eternal Vol. 1
BATWOMAN #36 $2.99 Page 114
Marc Andreyko and Georges Jeanty
“Batwoman and the Unknowns” continues as Batwoman crosses paths with the mysterious Jason Blood.
EARTH TWO #28 $2.99 Page 89
Tom Taylor, arguerite Bennett, and Andres Guinaldo
With the world around them on fire, the heroes of Earth 2 were met with the worst villains they’ve ever encountered: the Four Furies of Apokolips! But what shocking connection do Famine, Pestilence, Death and War share with the larger DC Universe? Find out here as their origins are revealed!
Power Girl, Batman, Red Tornado and the new E2 Superman take on the Super Clones of Apokolips!
Mister Miracle and the World Army prepare their final assault on Apokolips!
Welcome John Constantine to the chaos and fire of Earth 2 – he’ll be right at home! Continued from this month’s CONSTANTINE #19.
FLASH #36 $2.99 Page 86
Robert Vendetti, Van Jensen, and Brett Booth
Out of time! The Flash is trapped in a bizarre, lost land terrorized by castaways from the past, present, and future. But that leaves Central City without a hero or does it? [Central City Crime Lab Director David Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple.]
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1 $2.99 Page 79
Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith
Strange doings are afoot in Gotham City! Look out, though – Jim Corrigan is on the case in this new series by writer Ray Fawkes and artist Ben Templesmith.
GRAYSON #4 $2.99 Page 108
Tim Seeley, Tom King, and Mikel Janin
Grayson travels deeper into the organized chaos that is SPYRAL! Can he keep track of all the lies? Or will he fall apart once he can no longer tell fact from fiction? [Midnighter appeared in the previous 2 issues and will be a recurring character.]
THE MOVEMENT: FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE: Vol 2 TP $14.99 Page 130
Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II
It’s the cops and politicians of Coral City against a rag-tag group of young vigilantes known as The Movement in these stories from issues #7-12! But after the team has been taken down, only Vengeance Moth is left to protect the streets from the Graveyard Faction!
THE SPECTRE: THE WRATH OF GOD Vol 2 TP $19.99 Page 35
John Ostrander, Tom Mandrake, Joe Phililips, Jim Aparo, Kelley Jones, and John Ridgeway
In these stories from issues #13-22, The Spectre witnesses genocide on a global scale, leading him to sit in judgment on humanity. Plus: Professor Nicodemus Hazzard gains control of The Spectre with the Spear of Destiny! Guest-starring John Constantine, Superman and more! [Phillip’s art seems to be from issuue #14 only.] The Spectre Vol. 2: Wrath of God
TEEN TITANS #4 $2.99 Page 97
Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort
A major villain is revealed to be behind the new Teen Titans’ problems! You won’t believe what’s next!
ENIGMA TP $17.99 Page 140
Peter Miligan and DUncan Fegredo
The seminal 8-issue Vertigo epic is back in a new edition of the postmodern tale of self-discovery and sexual identity told against the backdrop of improbable super heroes and villains. Michael Smith lives a meaningless life of routine and boredom. But when Enigma, his favorite childhood hero, inexplicably comes to life, Smith must discover the secret behind his improbable existence.
CHASTITY #5 $3.99 Page 317
Marc Andreyko and Dave Acosta
Finally discovering a few of the secrets of her “unlife”, Chastity and an unexpected ally go after the murderous Alyce! But, will Chas get the chance to exact revenge on the woman who destroyed her family or will the Council beat Chastity to the punch? The first story arc comes to a head in “Disco Bloodbath”!
RED SONJA #17 $3.99 Page 324
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
This intense issue finds the She-Devil in the grip of an obsession for revenge that is so all-consuming, she barely recognizes herself! What happens when the mightiest warrior finds the man who destroyed her life? Can even RED SONJA return from darkness this complete? Continuing the suspenseful Forgiveness of Monsters storyline, taking Sonja to places she has never, ever been before!
VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES #2 $3.99 Page 326
Nancy A. Collins, Gail Simone, Stephen R. Bisette, Denis St. John, Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Bilquis Evely
Vampirella’s only hope of escaping The Storyteller is to live out the twisted fantasies in his book. She soon finds herself cast as “Snow White” in a macabre re-imagining of the classic Betty Boop cartoon, as written by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing) and Denis St. John (Monster Pie). Then, Gail Simone (Red Sonja) provides a fresh take on an old fishwife’s tale when she sends Vampirella to a thirsty Old West town to find out whether or not Sailor Jim and his mermaid bride really are living ‘happily ever after’.
AS MANY AS THERE ARE STARS $12.95 Page 329
Brand-new student Shinichi wants to give up sports for a whole new scene! But what will he do when a cool stranger asks him to join his crazy club? Does Shinichi have the stamina to take on that many wild guys at once? As Many as There Are Stars seeks out the sparkle of sweet surrender and fierce friendship! Can an artist learn to cope with his demons without isolating those who love him most? And will a weekend getaway bring a band of not-quite brothers even closer together?
FINDER: DESIRE IN THE VIEWFINDER Vol 7 $12.95 Page 329
“If you betray me, I’ll track you down…” Akihito splits his time between being Asami’s cook (and housemate) and working as a daredevil photographer. But what will happen when he catches another man weeping on Asami’s perfectly tailored sleeve? Are business and pleasure about to mix in the worst possible way? Finder is the blockbuster series that bares it all in the name of erotic action and intrigue! Which beautiful man calls the shots in a city where everyone wants a scoop? And can the most exciting relationships stay off the record for long?
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MOOMIN: THE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY EDITION $69.95 Page 333
A celebration of Tove Jansson’s legacy, 100 years after her birth. Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories made her one of the most beloved Scandinavian authors of the 20th-century. Jansson’s whimsical tales of Moominvalley resonate with children for their light-hearted spirit, and with adults for their incisive commentary on the banality of everyday life. 2014 marks the centenary of her birth, and Jansson is being honored with events in Japan, Scandinavia, England, Germany, Russia, Australia, Italy, Spain, and France. Drawn & Quarterly is joining the festivities by releasing Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, a slipcased, hardcover collection of the complete Tove Jansson-penned Moomin comic strip, replete with all of her most popular storylines and original pencil sketches. The volume celebrates the classic comics the world adores, and will feature essays about Tove’s work on the Moomin strip.
7 MILES A SECOND $19.99 Page 339
David Wojnarowicz and James Romberger
The definitive edition of the acclaimed cult-classic memoir by the legendary artist and AIDS activist. A primal scream of a graphic novel blending stark reality with psychedelic delirium.
THE LATE CHILD & OTHER ANIMALS $29.99 Page 338
Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger
Created by the team responsible for the acclaimed 7 Miles A Second, legendary poet Marguerite Van Cook and artist James Romberger (Post York) present a generational autobiography of Hetty and her daughter Marguerite. Set against the backdrop of post WWII Britain and France and linked in five episodes that veer between lyricism, wry wit, and harrowing suspense, it tells of the journeys and struggles over decades of this mother and daughter.
ADVENTURES IN OZ Vol 1 $34.99 Page 188
In the marvelous land of Oz, magic is always around the next corner. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and their many friends can’t stop plunging into one adventure after another. Wonder abounds in this collection by award-winning artist Eric Shanower.
Adventures In Oz Volume 1
INTERSECT #1 $3.50 Page 208
Blood rains from the skies. A hypnotic voice trills over the airwaves as bodies shift and grow in horrifying new directions. Are you ready for the new world? Ray Fawkes, acclaimed creator of One Soul and writer of Constantine and Batman: Eternal, launches a terrifying monthly odyssey of madness and warped flesh in this lush, fully-painted debut issue!
LI’L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #2 $3.99 Page 231
Steven Struble and Sina Grace
As his friend’s life opens up into new opportunities, LDB must stand up for himself at his own job.
PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX #1 $2.99 Page 214
Michael Stock and Sina Grace
Once upon a time, on the day before Christmas, a young girl named Penny Dora found a mysterious box on her front doorstep. A magic box with the power to grant wishes. But what she’s about to learn is the true (and creepy) meaning of “be careful what you wish for.” An all-ages fantasy/adventure book for fans of Coraline and Courtney Crumrin!
PETER PANZERFAUST #23 $3.50 Page 234
Kurtis J Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins
“On Till Morning” Part three. Paris burns. Ammunition depots are blown sky high, fueling stations burn in a raging inferno, and no German official is safe from the vengeance hand of the Lost Boys. A war is coming.
RAT QUEENS: THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH TP $14.99 Page 221 t
Kurtis J Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
Palisade is shattered and recovering from the grand battle against the Spawn of N’Rygoth while the Rat Queens try to pick up the pieces of their fractured bond. Hey, we never promised it would all be candy and drugs.
Rat Queens Volume 2
SAGA BOOK ONE DELUXE HC $49.99 Page 217
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
At long last, a deluxe hardcover of the Eisner and Hugo Award-winning SAGA is finally here! Collecting the first 18 issues of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how SAGA is really made. Altogether, this hardcover contains over 500 pages for less than fifty bucks! Written by Eisner Award-winning “Best Writer” BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Y: The Last Man, The Private Eye) and drawn by Harvey Award-winning “Best Artist” Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), SAGA is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Now, Hazel’s fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction over creation. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults that Entertainment Weekly called, “The kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream book.” Collects SAGA #1-18
WALKING DEAD #134 $2.99 Page 240
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
From whispers to screams. [One of the men who was half of a gay couple was spoilers! Also, another gay person in the cast.]
A TOWN CALLED DRAGON #3 $3.99 Page 352
Judd Winick and Geoff Shaw
Enter the town of Dragon, Colorado, a mountain community desperately trying to exploit their fantastical folklore in a hopeless attempt to lure in tourists. But the town’s true legend is greater than they could possibly imagine! As the worst blizzard in the town’s history leaves the residents helplessly trapped, the newly-awoken dragon swoops in. The townspeople are locked in a bitter battle with the elements, the beast and each other as they unite to defend their home from destruction.
ALL NEW INVADERS #12 $3.99 Page 56
James Robinson, Steve Pugh, Barry Kitson, and P Craig Russell
In 1917, what brought together Union Jack, Iron Fist and Freedom’s Five? Would you believe invading Martians?! Plus: The Winter Soldier sends the modern-day Invaders to England to help Spitfire but why? [I understand Robinson will incorporate either material relating to Union Jack and Destroyer or the characters in some way. Oh look, Union Jack is in this issue.]
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #16 $3.99 Page 10
Peter David and Carmine Di Giandomenico
X-Factor has stolen the Nuclear Football from a Red Skull-controlled President and taken it back to Serval Headquarters for protection…but what happens when they’re greeted by a welcoming committee of Sentinels?! Gambit takes his shirt off! [Gambit is bi, right? That’s what I hear. And hey, it’s written by PAD. Only a matter of time before some LGBT character or content shows up.]
AMAZING X-MEN #13 $3.99 Page 75
James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez
Anole’s deepest fears are unleashed on the streets of New York City! Can Nightcrawler and Northstar break through to him before they rip him apart?
Jonathan Hickman, writer of both Avengers and New Avengers, was recently asked if any LGBT characters would appear in these series, and went on record to say “Yes, but it’ll be like Secret Warriors where I don’t tell anyone unless it’s directly story related”. YMMV and all that, but Hickman’s approach makes including both series in this list difficult unless something contextual occurs at the least. Thanks to Mike McDermott for bringing this to my attention!
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #8 $3.99 Page 18
Al Ewing and Lee Garbett
Marvel’s most honest and upright hero now in his own magazine! With a quip on his lips and a song in his merry heart, Loki continues his dashing quest for truth, justice and the Asgardian Way! Guest-starring the Enchantress! And some other people who think Loki’s “changed” somehow. but mostly , the Enchantress!
OZ: ROAD TO OZ TP $17.99 Page 108
When your name is Dorothy Gale, all roads lead to Oz! So when Dorothy helps a stranger with directions, she suddenly finds herself on yet another magical and enchanted journey! This time, the Shaggy Man and his handy-dandy love magnet will accompany Dorothy. Button-Bright, the wisest little boy who “don’t know” anything, will come along, too. They’re all on the road to Oz, but can they get there in time for Princess Ozma’s birthday gala? And will this finally be the time Dorothy doesn’t make it back to Kansas? Find out in Marvel Comics’ fifth amazing series adapting the L. Frank Baum classics! Collecting Road to Oz #1-6.
PAINKILLER JANE: THE 22 BRIDES TP $17.99 Page 80
Jimmy Palmiotti, Juan Santacruz, and Steve Mannion
Painkiller Jane is back! And now, romance and chaos is in the air as Jane is joined by a group of mercenary assassins called the 22 Brides! It’s nonstop action as Jane and the Brides take on a group of underground terrorists causing chaos in New York City — but when they get wind of the terrorists’ next target, their war becomes a desperate race against time, and Painkiller Jane and her newfound allies must beat the clock to stop the mysterious plot before hundreds are killed! Thrill to edge-of-your-seat storytelling as only Jimmy Palmiotti and Juan Santacruz can deliver it! Plus: a special story by Steve Mannion, featuring Painkiller Jane on the hunt for a killer! [People have told me Jane is bi.]
DASH #3 $3.99 Page 354
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?
STUMPTOWN #3 $3.99 Page 358
Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood
With her friend Mercury still in a coma, Dex is taking things personally — perhaps too personally. As the investigation stalls, Dex begins to veer out of control, and there’s no telling who might get hurt in her wake.
FALSE MEMORIES TP VOL 2 $12.99 Page 380
Tsuda likes Nakano and Nakano likes Tsuda, but somehow the two keep missing each other at the pass. Amused by the awkward relationship between the two, Tsuda’s coworker Saeki takes off with Nakano, leaving Tsuda to tear through the whole town in a panic to find them. But what happens when he finally does? Includes the end of Tsuda and Nakano’s story as well as a short story about a fateful meeting for Saeki, the “eternal teenager.”
FALSE MEMORIES TP VOL 1 $12.99 Page 380
Although they were best friends in high school, Nakano and Tsuda haven’t talked in ten years. Which may have a little something to do with the fact that not only were they more than best friends, but also that Tsuda broke Nakano’s heart, leaving him to pick up the pieces. Now that they’ve been thrown back together thanks to a work project, Nakano is determined to put the past behind him, and both men decide to keep their relationship strictly professional. The question is, can they?
JEFFREY JONES: THE DEFINITE REFERENCE SC/ HC $24.95/ $39.95 Page 410
Jeffrey (Catherine) Jones
Vanguard follows Frazetta: The Definitive Reference with Jeffrey Jones: The Definitive Reference. Frazetta called Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winner Jones “the great living painter.” This book catalogs all published Jones work: book covers, National Lampoon, Idyl, comics; The Studio (with Wrightson, Winsdor-Smith, and Kaluta), prints, portfolios, and more. [This book is a reference of Jones’ work and not a biography. The non usage of Jones’ chosen name, Jeffrey Catherine or Jeffery C. Jones, is problematic.]
WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY GN Vol 5 $12.95 Page 410
From the 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!
OOKU: THE INNER CHAMBER Vol 10 $12.99 Page 415
Aonuma and his are closer than ever to finding a way to prevent the spread of the Redface Pox.