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LGBT Previews April 2017 Part 2

April has a bevy of books and a ton of trades to tempt you so if you’re tradewaiting there’s probably something you’ll find! One of those trades is Sarah Vaughn’s Deadman – Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love. Vaughn’s story had several interesting characters, including Sam who identifies as non binary (or NB or enbie). That’s Berenice, another character, in the feature image at the top. ICYMI Dark Mansion was a really compelling story!

Looking for the Wonder Woman and Bionic Woman teamup? You’ll find it in the DE section of part 1 along with other smaller publishers!

Care to do us a favor while shopping on Amazon? Just bookmark and use our affiliate link to make some or all of your purchases so Gay League can earn a small commission! You pay the same price and your info remains confidential with Amazon.

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBTQ+ or supportive. Thanks where thanks is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list!

DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #2 $3.99 Page 48
Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
Fresh out of jail, Shadow Moon finds himself recruited as a bodyguard for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, only to be interrupted and kidnapped by the dangerous Technical Boy, who wants answers as to Wednesday’s plans.
The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!

ANGEL SEASON 11 #4 $3.99 Page 60
Corinna Bechko and Geraldo Borges
Angel is caught facing an unrelenting Illyria of the past, an unrelenting Illyria of the future, and an impending volcanic eruption. For him to save an entire race of demons, satisfy both Illyrias, and get himself and Fred back to the future, he will have to convince at least one of the goddesses to trust someone other than themselves–specifically, him!

BUFFY – THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: PARENTAL PARASITE $10.99 Page 64
Kel McDonald and Yishan Li
Buffy struggles to deal with her mom Joyce’s newfound interest in spending time with her. Balancing that with her schoolwork, her friends, and her regular vampire-slaying duties is a challenge. However, when Joyce becomes hypnotized by a childlike demon that craves motherly care, Buffy experiences a new kind of sibling rivalry–except in Buffy’s case, her “sibling” is actually a monster!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 11 #6 $3.99 Page 60
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
Life in the Safe Zone internment camp is not improving, and Buffy’s status as a peacekeeper has made her a target of the other inmates-but just what are they afraid she might do? Perhaps discover something more sinister going on within the Safe Zone’s impenetrable walls? Stakes are raised in Season 11!

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #33 $4.99 Page 61
Paul Levitz, Carla Speed McNeil, Tim Hamilton, Ron Randall, Ryan Browne, Shannon Wheeler, Chad Lambert, Jim Alexander, and Fin Campbell
Mercy St. Clair returns to DHP this month with Ron Randall’s Trekker: The Volstock Payoff! Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood concludes! Plus, Ryan Browne contributes the hilarious one-shot There’s a Gorilla on the Cover! Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, Jim Alexander and Will Pickering’s Savant, and Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man round out this issue.

ELFQUEST: THE FINAL QUEST Vol 3 TP $17.99 Page 63
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
The late Angrif Djun’s destructive fleet looms closer, seeking to wreak havoc on the elves and any humans that stand in their defense. Rayek, influenced by the dark, dangerous spirit of Winnowill, fights for control of his very nature. And the Wolfriders try to track down their chief, whose own spirit hangs in the balance. Collects issues #13-18.

EMPOWERED SOLDIER OF LOVE #3 $3.99 Page 66
Adam Warren and Karla Diaz
As the very fabric of reality itself unravels around them in a frighteningly literal “storm of burning passion,” can a desperate Empowered and Ninjette stop the embittered, disillusioned, and out-of-control Soldier of Love from using her supercharged “magical-girl” powers to eradicate the entire concept of love from their city?

THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS PART 1 TPB $10.99 Page 62
Michael Dante Dimartino and Irene Koh
Relishing their new relationship, Korra and Asami leave the spirit world . . . but find nothing in Republic City but political high jinks and human vs. spirit conflict!
A pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. What’s more, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal all-out brawl at the city’s borders–where hundreds of evacuees have relocated! Written by series cocreator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Irene Koh, with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of The Legend of Korra!

SPELL ON WHEELS TP $14.99 Page 64
Kate Leth and Megan Levens
Three young witches head out on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to–or with–their possessions. Collects Spell on Wheels #1-5.

DC

ACTION #977 & 978 $2.99 Page 84
Dan Jurgens and Ian Churchill
“Superman Reborn Aftermath” part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history–the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet–to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family! [Maggie Sawyer has returned to Metropolis.]

“Superman Reborn Aftermath” part two! Superman’s life has been changed, some good is back, but the bad is back as well–with a vengeance! As Superman’s allies gather to address the looming threat of Mr. Oz, another Squad seeks revenge against the Man of Steel–and you won’t believe who made the team!

BATGIRL #10 $3.99 Page 92
Hope Larson and Christian Wildgoose
“Son of the Penguin” part four! Ethan Cobblepot has shown his true colors: he’s a Penguin, through and through! Or is he? Can Batgirl turn his ambitions into a force for good–before he can turn Burnside against Batgirl? [Alysiah and Jo are back in the supporting cast now that Batgirl has returned to Gotham.]

BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #4 $3.99 Page 118
Jeff Parker, Marc Andreyko, David Hahn, and Karl Kesel
Ra’s al Ghul has discovered the Amazons’ Elysian Well…better known to Man’s World as a Lazarus Pit! Wonder Woman takes Batman and Robin (and Catwoman!) to confront him, but strange creatures live in the same maze, which the Amazons have used for centuries as a prison!

BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 $3.99 Page 116
Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, and Riley Rossmo
Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much… The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike any either hero has faced! This is the unmissable crime series of 2017, so get on board now! Co-published with Dynamite.

BATWOMAN #2 $3.99 Page 95
Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, and Steve Epting
“The Many Arms Of Death” part two! The criminal haven of Coryana has changed completely in the years since Batwoman left! The biggest change of all? Her closest friends are now her enemies — or they’re corpses! It’s time for Kate Kane to cut to the heart of what’s happening here, and find out who brought the deadly bioweapon Monster Venom into Coryana…but she might get her own heart cut out in the process, by the unbeatable assassin known as the Knife!

DEADMAN DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE TP $16.99 Page 140
Sarah Vaughn and Lan Medina
Trapped inside an old gothic mansion, Deadman must battle the forces of darkness alongside Berenice, a young woman with a complicated love life who is gifted–or cursed–with the ability to communicate with the dead. Romance, mystery, and evil await in this new title collecting the acclaimed prestige format miniseries!

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #25 $3.99 Page 119
Marguerite Bennett and Aneke
Vampire Batgirl, Enchantress, Ravager, Killer Croc and Frankie join together to form the all-new Suicide Squad in this special extra-size issue! After the events of the Bombshells Annual,  follow them on their first mission into an underwater Nazi submarine to rescue Vampire Batgirl’s long lost lover, Luc!

DETECTIVE #954 & 955 $2.99 Pages 101
James Tynion IV and Christian Duce
“League of Shadows” part four! Ra’s al Ghul has the answers Batman needs to take down the League of Shadows…but will he lift a finger to help him? Or would he rather use the League to take care of the Dark Knight Detective once and for all?

“League Of Shadows” part five! All of her teammates are broken–or dead. There’s only one fighter left to stand between the League of Shadows and Gotham City’s total destruction. This is Cassandra Cain’s greatest battle–the fight she was born for! Do not miss the most astounding action sequence of the year!

DETECTIVE TP VOL 2 VICTIM SYNDICATE $16.99 Page 134
James TynionIV, Marguerite Bennett, Eddy Barrows, and various
In these tales from Detective #943-949, innocent victims maimed or broken by Batman’s greatest enemies band together, and they blame Batman and his fellow crime-fighters for what happened to them just as much as they blame the psychopaths who hurt them. Batman and his newly trained allies must take on these troubled souls, but one of Batman’s teammates can’t help thinking they might have a point…

FLASH #20 $2.99 Page 97
Joshua Williamson and Neil Googe
The dangerous scientists of Black Hole have been stealing the bodies of dead speedsters, prompting Iris West and The Flash to go deep undercover among them! And in doing so, they discover a shocking secret: a traitor within The Flash’s inner circle! [Hartley finally appears in #14 and dialog makes it appear he and Captain Singh are still a couple. It’d be great if Hartely appeared more.]

FLINTSTONES #10 $3.99 Page 122
Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
Bedrock is in ruins and its citizens believe their mayor, Clod the Destroyer, is to blame! Meanwhile, Bamm-Bamm develops his first crush. Can his best friend Pebbles help him get the girl?

HARLEY QUINN #17 & 18 $2.99 Page 105
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini, John Timms, and Bret Blevins
‘Deadly Sin’ part one! The twisted Harley Sinn’s been released from prison, and she’s looking to hurt Harley in a whole new way…by going after somebody she loved and lost! And to make this issue extra-unmissable, a brand-new backup story begins, set in Harley’s earliest days with the Joker-and co-written by one of Harley’s original creators, Paul Dini! ‘Harley Loves Joker’ kicks off as Harley makes the biggest mistake of her burgeoning criminal career…accidentally revealing the location of Mistah J’s hideout!

“Deadly Sin” part two! How can Harley protect somebody who’s vanished into witness protection? Unfortunately, Harley Sinn has a lead that she doesn’t! And in “Harley Loves Joker” part two, Harley tries to make it up to her puddin’ after her colossal blunder — but The Joker’s wrath is not easily soothed!

HARLEY QUINN: BLACK WHITE & RED ALL OVER Vol 6 TP $16.99 Page 140
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and various
Harley Quinn knows all about mad love, but she’s put all that behind her. Now she’s an independent, butt-kicking woman with a business that offers violence in the service of good. But Harley is about to find out what it feels like to be on the receiving end of some truly mad love. These stories introduce the Red Tool, who will have Harley seeing red! Collects Harley Quinn #26-30.

HELLBLAZER #9 $3.99 Page 106
Simon Oliver and Philip Tan
“The Smokeless Fire” part three! Magic is all very well, but in the City of Light John and Misabel’s hunt for the missing journal has become a battle of wits–and Constantine may finally have met someone more slippery than he is. Meanwhile, Marid’s plan moves into London’s corridors of power…and an Angel loses his wings.

INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO #9 & 10 $2.99 Page 121
Chris Sebela, Daniel Sampere, Tom Derenick, Jeremy Raapack and Marco Santucci
The desperate plot to free Batman from Stryker’s Island and prevent his execution reaches its climax. Escape seems imminent when an angry Superman suddenly makes an appearance. Meanwhile, a newly docile Harley Quinn is taken on a joyride with the Joker and led to an encounter with Lex Luthor.

Tragedy strikes when two former Superman allies face their end–and the Man of Steel plans to set an example by raining down destruction on Metropolis and Gotham City. Is this the straw that will sever his bonds with the Justice League? Meanwhile, Harley gets her mojo back and leads a new uprising against The Joker’s army.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 & 5 2.99 Page 109
Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Andy McDonald
“The Extremist Agenda” finale! The new JLA’s first adventure comes to a (multiple-)earth-shattering conclusion as Batman and his team takes the fight directly to Lord Havok.

‘Heart of a Bastich’ part one! The JLA discovers a super arms dealer has transformed an entire city into his own massive militia force. And when the team can’t liberate its citizens from the outside, they turn to their own legendary master of mass destruction…Lobo!

JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #4 $3.99 Page 124
Tom Taylor and Stephen Byrne
Superman is determined to help the Power Rangers return to their dimension before the teens learn the pain of losing their entire planet. Billy and Cyborg have a plan that could save the day, but it seems impossible–unless there’s a Large Hadron Collider available? Co-Published with BOOM! Studios.

THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE #4 $3.99 Page 126
James Tynion IV and Carlos D’Anda
After the jaw-dropping end of the last issue, writer James Tynion IV and artist Carlos D’Anda take us on a high flying adventure. Kamandi’s journey has led him to the wondrous Western Wall-but is he prepared for what lies on the other side?

NIGHTWING #18 & 19 $2.99 Page 107
Tim Seeley and Javi Fernandez
“Nightwing Must Die” part three! Someone Dick loves is being held by one of the deranged foes of his past: Professor Pyg! Nightwing and Robin race to stop Pyg’s attack, but an even darker villain may be waiting for them in the aftermath…

“Nightwing Must Die” part four! As Dick’s worst nightmares are realized, and the demons of his past come to destroy his loved ones, he must face his own dark reflection. He must face…the Deathwing!

SUPERGIRL #8 $3.99 Page 87 $16.99 Page 136
Steve Orlando and Matias Bergara
A “Superman Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! Superman and Supergirl meet again for the first time to face the evil of the Emerald Empress! Plus, what does it mean for the Girl of Tomorrow when tomorrow promises a Dark Knight? Shocking revelations, all-powerful sorceresses from the future, the Batgirl of Burnside and dinner in the Wild West–they’re all here in this amazing issue!

SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #3 $5.99 Page 127
Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones
Kara Danvers’ hidden memories of her life on another planet are bubbling to the surface–but is she alone here on earth? Following the devastating events of the Midvale Earthquake, Kara and Dolly struggle to piece their lives back together–but what’s up with Coach? Their mentor is acting strangely, and her odd behavior goes from curious to downright creepy when Kara follows her back to a Lexcorp bunker deep underground. What she’s hiding will change Kara’s life forever–all will be revealed and a hero will need to be super in this penultimate chapter!

SUPERGIRL: REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMEN Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 136
Steve Orlando, Brian Ching, and Emanuela Lupacchino
Supergirl moves to National City! As Kara Danvers, high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face to face with her father, the sinister Cyborg Superman! Collects Supergirl: Rebirth #1 and Supergirl #1-6.

SUPERWOMAN #9 $.99 Page 88
Kate Perkins and Stephen Segovia
“Super Women” part one! In this story tying in to “Superman Reborn Aftermath,” Lois Lane and Lana Lang find themselves reunited at last! Along with the Man of Steel, their reunion is cut short by the return of Cannon and Saber, who arrive to wreak havoc on the newly restored Metropolis. The mantle of Superwoman will be decided in this debut chapter of “Super Women”!

SUPERWOMAN: WHO KILLED SUPERWOMAN Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 136
Phil Jimenez, Matt Santorelli, and various
Imbued with the powers of Superman, Lois Lane and Lana Lang pledge to use their powers to protect Metropolis as Superwomen! The only problem is their new powers are killing them, and neither one knows how to stop it. Can they survive long enough to uncover the deadly secret of their new foe, Ultra-Woman? Collects SUPERWOMAN #1-7.

TEEN TITANS #7 $3.99 Page 113
Ben Percy and Khoi Pham
“The Rise of Aqualad” finale! Out of the depths of the San Francisco bay rises King Shark, backed by an army of mutant shark-people! Outnumbered and out…teethed, can Damian, the Teen Titans and their new ally Jackson Hyde defend their city from the jaws of disaster? [In last year’s 80 paged Rebirth special it was learned that this Aqualad is gay.]

WILD STORM #3 $3.99 Page 117
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-being–the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan.
A storm is building. And through it all, a mysterious woman crackles though the electrical devices that inhabit our lives, slipping among the invisible networks of the world.
There’s something new in the world.

WONDER WOMAN #20 & 21 $2.99 Page 115
Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely, and Liam Sharpe
‘Godwatch’ part three! Cale launches a desperate gambit to take control of Godwatch, but her plan hinges on two factors she cannot control: the witch Circe, and Wonder Woman!

“The Truth” part four! As the reality of Themyscira is revealed, Wonder Woman is forced to make a decision: defy the will of the gods or betray her Amazon sisters to Godwatch!

WONDER WOMAN: YEAR ONE Vol 2 TP $16.99 Page 136
Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Bilquis Evely
The team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home among her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story! Collects issues #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.

VERTIGO

CLEAN ROOM #18 $3.99 Page 149
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
Season One of Clean Room finishes with a literal big bang as the walls of reality come crashing down! Everything Astrid Mueller has tried to build is on fire, and she is nowhere to be seen, as the true monsters are revealed at last. A mind-bending climax to this acclaimed series’ first epic tale!

EVER AFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #8 $3.99 Page 150
Dave Justus, Lilah Sturges, Mark Buckingham, and Michael Wiggam
After her role in the Alcatraz catastrophe, Tanner returns home and faces the personal fallout from her professional choices. When her bullied teenage son and his friends discover a stash of Tanner’s leftover mission loot, they weaponize the artifacts and vow to punish their peers. With her son at the helm of his besieged high school, Tanner must swallow her pride and call on the Shadow Players for assistance.

EVERAFTER FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES: PANDORA Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 150
Dave Justus, Lilah Sturges, Travis Moore, and Michael Wiggam
Everafter features the return of Fables favorites Bo Peep, Peter Piper, Hansel and Connor Wolf! The Shadow Players are a global network of agents–both Fable and mundane–tasked with policing a newly enchanted world and protecting humanity from itself. Collects isseus #1-6.

YOUNG ANIMAL

DOOM PATROL #7 $3.99 Page 131
Gerard Way, Michael Allred, and Brandon Bird
How have you been, Niles Caulder? The Chief is back, and he’s ready to reshape the new Doom Patrol to be just like the old Doom Patrol–a prospect not everyone is happy with. But the team’s former leader hasn’t grown less manipulative in his old age, so nobody make any rash decisions. Pretty sure he’s up to something. Michael Allred joins Young Animal for this special one-off issue. [Danny is featured in this series.]

DOOM PATROL: BRICK BY BRICK Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 131
Gerard Way and Nick Derrington
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, Doom Patrol combines elements from classic runs, new directions and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young E.M.T. on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3 a.m. is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, a.k.a. Robotman. This first trade paperback collects issues #1-6.

IDW/ TOPSHELF

D4VEOCRACY #4 $3.99 Page 178
Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon
D4VE vs. The World. The fate of robot civilization will be decided. As the clock to extinction ticks, D4VE must make the ultimate sacrifice to save the planet from a renegade, internet incarnate madman. This is the 3ND. (preview artwork is available) [Gay robots, people!]

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #26 3.99 Page 187
Kelly Thompson and Gisela Lagace
Truly Outrageous part three! It all comes down to this oversized final issue! As the Holograms try to come together in paradise, their secrets (and their rivalries) continue to threaten to tear them apart.

JEM: THE MISFITS #5 $3.99 Page 187
Kelly Thompson and Jenn St Onge
Our Songs Are Better part five! The Misfits Reality Show has been unearthing all of the bands secrets since day one. Jetta’s secret is bigger than all of them, but she’s also better at keeping it. Still, when coming clean might mean saving the day, will Jetta show her true colors and save her band, or just save herself?

ORPHAN BLACK: DEVIATIONS #2 $4.99 Page 171
Heli Kennedy and Wayne Nichols
In a world where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different manner and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See all your favorite characters return in an all-new light!

IMAGE

BEAUTY #14 #3.99 Page 212
Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Thomas Nachlik
New clues to the Beauty murders case lead detectives Foster and Vaughn down an increasingly complicated path to finding the Narcissus Killer. [The first arc contained lesbian characters.]

MONSTRESS #12 $3.99 Page 225
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
The final issue of the second arc! Will Maika return with her soul intact?

PAPER GIRLS #13 $2.99 Page 227
Brian K Vaughn and Cliff Chiang
Trapped in the distant past, KJ discovers something shocking about the future.

RAT QUEENS #2 $3.99 Page 228
Kurtis J Wiebe and Owen Gieni
“Cat Kings and Other Garys,” part two! Giant goose dragon eat your friend? Best go down in a bloody battle the bards will lament in years to come! The Queens face a terrifying monster while Betty makes a startling discovery about a smidgen gut merchant that threatens her very life! Featuring an original Rat Queens backup comic by acclaimed novelist Pat Rothfuss, writer of the internationally best-selling Kingkiller Chronicles!

SAGA DELUXE HC EDITION Vol 2 $49.99 Page 240
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
At long last, it’s finally time for the second hardcover collection of Saga, the New York Times best-selling series praised by everyone from Alan Moore to Lin-Manuel Miranda! Created by the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of artist Fiona Staples and writer Brian K Vaughn, Saga Book Two continues the action-packed education of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Collecting 18 issues of the smash-hit comic, this massive edition features a striking original cover from Fiona Staples, as well as a brand-new gallery of exclusive, never-before-seen Saga artwork from legendary creators including Cliff CHiang, Pia Guerra, Faith Erin Hicks, Karl Kerschl, Jason Latour, Sean Gordon Murphy, Stever Skroce, and more!

UNDERWINTER #2 $3.99 Page 234
Ray Fawkes
“Symphony,” part two. A terrible curse takes root in the quartet, and the world.

WALKING DEAD #166 $2.99 Page 235
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“No Surrender” Dwight must defend the ruins of Alexandria against the Saviors–but what exactly are they fighting over?

WICKED + DIVINE #28 $3.50 Page 235
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson
“Imperial Phase 1” part six.
and sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs and end.

MARVEL

Thanks to Mike McDermott for his advice with post Secret War Marvel books, including paraphrased info included here!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 $3.99 Page 45
Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen
“The Osborn Identity” continues! Silver Sable comes back into Spider-Man’s life — but isn’t she dead?! Norman Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Symkaria, and any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war. Will Spider-Man risk international infamy to take down his most dangerous foe?[Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

AMERICA #2 $3.99 Page 55
Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones
Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation America Chavez’s first semester of college is off to an epic start. That’s right…homework on the first day! The assignment? A field trip to the frontlines of World War II! Most freshman would be intimidated — but most freshman aren’t dimension-hoping heroes with Captain America as their wingman! Meanwhile, unexpected fallout from an Ultimates’ mission begins to wreak havoc on not only America’s life but also the larger Marvel Universe as a whole!

BLACK PANTHER #13 $3.99 Page 73
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Wilfredo Torres
‘Avengers of the New World’ starts here! Eons ago, before Black Panthers, before Wakanda, before time itself…there were only the Orishas: Asali. Ogutemeli. Bast. The pantheon of gods and goddesses from which the world as we know it was manifested. But now, when Wakanda burns, they are silent. When she was flooded, they were silent. While her people war amongst themselves, ever silent they remain. Where have all the Wakanda gods gone? T’Challa means to find out… New York Times Best-Selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates is joined by rising superstar artist Wilfredo Torres for the kickoff of the next epic season of Black Panther! [A sub plot in the first arc focused on Ayo and Aneke, a lesbian couple. This series may be dropped from the list if they no longer appear.]

BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET Vol 1 HC $34.99 Page 111
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, and Chris Sprouse
A new era for the Black Panther begins as the kingdom of Wakanda enters what might be its final days! National Book Award winner and New York Times Best-Selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) confronts T’Challa with dramatic upheaval in his homeland that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the country famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil! As Zenzi and Tetu, leaders of The People, poison the populace against its king, the spirit of T’Challa’s presumed-dead sister, Shuri, makes a transformative journey through Wakanda’s past, and a group of heroes, including Storm and Luke Cage, come together as The Crew to help Black Panther out. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt — but can its king, one of a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy is the head that wears the cowl! Collecting issues #1-12.

DR STRANGE & THE SORCERERS SUPREME #7 $3.99 Page 66
Robbie Thompson and Nathan Stockman
Sir Isaac Newton betrayed the rest of the Sorcerers Supreme, and has come to the present-day…where he takes on the Avengers!

DR STRANGE & THE SORCERERS SUPREME: OUT OF TIME Vol 1 $15.99 Page 125
Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez, and various
An ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, and one Master of the Mystic Arts may not be enough to stop it. Doctor Strange must unite Sorcerers Supreme past, present and future to stem the coming darkness — including Merlin, the Ancient One and Wiccan! Then there are the surprise packages: Sir Isaac Newton! A Ghost Rider from the 1800s! And the mysterious Nina! But Strange should watch his back with this super group of spellcrafters, as not all of these mages have his best interests in mind! When the Forgotten arrives, it will take the whole team to put him down — but if anything happens to the young Ancient One from the past, what will that mean for Stephen? Collecting issues #1-5 and material from Dr Strange Annual (2016) #1.

GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #7 $3.99 Page 39
Zac Gorman and Will Robson
Join us for the thrilling finale of Dr. Nod and the Bod Squad vs. The Great Lakes Avengers! Watch as Big Bertha finally picks on someone her own size! Cringe as Flatman tries to lead the team! Recoil in horror as Mr. Immortal wrestles a gallbladder bigger than himself! Plus, at least two full panels guest-starring Deadpool or your money back![Flat Man is gay.]

GREAT LAKES AVENGERS: SAME OLD SAME OLD Vol 1 TP $17.99 Page 124
Zac Gorman, Will Robson, and Jacob Chabot
“All-New, All-Different”? No, thank you! New things are bad, and different things are scary! Instead, join everybody’s least favorite super team in its first-ever ongoing series — the Same Old, Same Old Great Lakes Avengers! When Squirrel Girl’s former teammates get reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers and uprooted to Detroit, the GLA has one more shot at super-hero glory — but can they all answer the call? With their former leader Mister Immortal buried alive, Flatman takes charge — with hilarious consequences! The heroes end up in jail, shut down by the very city they’re trying to protect! Big Bertha gets back to work! Doorman is an Angel of Death! Ant-Man guest-stars! And Mister Immortal returns from the grave! (That’s not a spoiler, it’s kind of his thing.) Collecting issues #1-6.

HAWKEYE #5 $3.99 Page 54
Kelly Thompson and Michael Walsh
What would J Jones do? New story arc starts here. Everything is coming up Kate! She’s got fancy new Hawkeye Investigations window sign, a burgeoning P.I. business (albeit a temporarily unlicensed one), new friends and even some promising looking love interests on the horizon. So when her mentor, Jessica Jones, surfaces in LA on a case, Kate jumps at the chance to learn from the master (and show off, obviously). But the City of Angels has long history of crushing dreams… [The gay couple from Kate’s solo stories of the Fraction run are slated to be appear occasionally in this series.]

HAWKEYE: KATE BISHOP Vol 1 TP $17.99 Page 128
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
Your favorite Hawkeye in her own book at last! Kate Bishop, the former Young Avenger (who you’ll remember from saving that other Hawkguy all the time and basically keeping his life in some semblance of order) is heading back out west to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrows and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve, and she’s the best archer for the job! Her first case seems easy — a little too easy. Could it be she’s uncovered a major conspiracy right off the bat? And when an unbearable hate wave spreads across L.A., it’s up to the Guardian Angel of the City of Angels to calm down the entire town. The odds may be stacked against her, but this is where she thrives — nobody puts Katie in a corner! Collecting issues #1-6.

HULK #5 $3.99 Page 41
Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon
A Hulk Unleashed! Ever since the tragic events of Civil War II, Jennifer Walkters has done everything she can to avoid transforming into her heroic other form. When a string of murders point to her newest client, Jen finds that she might be in over her head without her super-strong alter ego. But who is this new HULK? And, more importantly, can Jen hope to control her once she’s let loose?

LOKI: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BY KIERON GILLEN OMNIBUS HC $100.00 Page 108
Kieron Gillen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Matt Fraction, Doug Braithwaite, Rich Elson, Stephanie Hans, and various
Kieron Gillen’s complete epic! The god of lies has been reborn, but will young Loki be Asgard’s savior? For when Earth is gripped by Fear Itself, ancient prophecy says only Thor can stop the monstrous threat of the Serpent — but the plan is doomed to fail without help from Loki. Will the trickster find redemption — or damn himself for eternity? Either way, a Nightmare lies in wait hoping to rule the world, and Loki will have to risk everything on his craziest scheme of all! Plus: A forgotten hero returns, the New Mutants lend a hand, Captain Britain needs help with a godly war, and Hela sets her sights on the Holy Grail! But will all the nine worlds end in Surtur’s fire? Collecting Journey Into Mystery (2011) #622-645, Exiled #1, New Mutants (2009) #42-43 and Mighty Thor (2011) #18-21.

MIGHTY THOR #18 $3.99 Page 43
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
The Asgard/ Shi’Ar war goes full on Phoenix! As the gods of the Shi’ar call down their ultimate judgment on the Asgardians, Thor finds desperately needed aid in the form of Odinson! But are even two thunder gods enough to take on the Phoenix Force? And where the Phoenix goes, lately so does the X-Men’s favorite troublemaker, Quentin Quire! Has the rebel-without-a-cause finally found one, or will he just let the world(s) burn?

MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #18 $3.99 Page 52
Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustsos
“The Smartest Girl There Is” concludes! Moon Girl has a big, red T. rex. Now she needs to pull out even bigger guns. The X-Men, Ms Marvel , Hulk, Dr Strange, the Thing, Ironheart, Kid Kree and even a familiar gang of Stone Age savages come together to confront an enemy that can’t possibly be Doctor Doom!! It’s a battle royale as Lunella Lafayette has a final test she needs to ace, and to prove to the world she’s the smartest girl there is!

MS MARVEL #16 $3.99 Page 53
G Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa
Kamala’s life has been a bit of disaster ever since the evil sentient computer virus known as Doc.X learned that she’s also Ms. Marvel and threatened to expose her.Luckily, Kamala’s got a plan to take down her digital enemy…She’s just got to convince an estranged ally to lend her a hand. Can Ms. Marvel rally the help she needs before the world’s most malevolent malware takes corporeal form? [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.]

PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT #17 $3.99 Page 64
Kate Leth and Brittney L Williams
Mall madness! How can Patsy be spending this much time with Jubilee and not go to the mall? Will they swing by the food court? Catch a movie? Have a fashion montage?Certainly no villains will be there. What would a villain possibly be doing at the mall??

SILK #19 $3.99 Page 51
Robbie Thompson and Tana Ford
Cindy Moon’s been saving New York for the better part of a year now, and the rest of the superhuman community has taken notice. Including Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, who’s arrived at Cindy Moon’s doorstep with an interesting proposition: Silk…Agent of SHIELD?! [Lola and Rafferty are still part of the cast!]

STAR LORD #6 $3.99 Page 85
Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka
Star-Lord’s time Grounded comes to a close! Will he give up the stars to stay on as a bartender? Would he change his name to Bar-Lord?

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #18 $3.99 Page 40
Greg Pak and Mahmud Asrar
“Big Apple Showdown” continues! When a new alien race comes to Earth. Hulk, Ms Marvel, Silk, Shang-Chi, and Jimmy Woo are her last defenders…Plus: A hostile takeover of the Olympus Group! [A supporting character has come out. Thanks, Mike!]

THE ULTIMATES 2 #6 $3.99 Page 36
Al Ewing and Travel Foreman
The Cosmic Jailer — revealed! In this special issue, we tell the shocking secret history of the one being that could chain Eternity! But why? The answers go back to the very beginning of the Marvel Cosmos — and beyond! [Ms America has a girlfriend as part of the supporting cast.]

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #19 Page 69
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Worst-mentor-ever Melissa Morbeck has trapped Squirrel Girl in her house, surrounded by zoo animals under her control, and laid out her demands: She wants to have…a chat. Does that not sound exciting enough? What if we were to tell you that this chat ALSO involves punching, shocking revelations, a little bit of cool computer stuff and Machine gun wielding bears, who are as extremely cute as they are extremely deadly?? Squirrels and machine-gun bears, all in the same comic?! That’s right. Only Squirrel Girl gives you what you want, assuming you have those two very particular interests!! Hopefully you do; we’ve got a lot riding on this. [Koi Boi is transgender.]

UNSTOPPABLE WASP #4 $3.99 Page 75
Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier
The Grapplers Attack! It’s Nadia and Jarvis versus Poundcakes and Letha as The Unstoppable Wasp stumbles upon a shakedown in Times Square! Meanwhile, Nadia’s recruiting drive for G.I.R.L. continues as she tries to bring aboard an ambitious young biologist. But it may all be for nothing as the Red Room makes a play to take Nadia out of the picture for good! Guest-starring totally ordinary lawyer Matt Murdock.

UNWORTHY THOR TPB $15.99 Page 120
Jason Aaron and Olivier Coipel
Unfit to lift his hammer, and with someone else now wielding the power of Thor, the Odinson’s desperate quest to regain his worthiness takes him out into the cosmos — where he’s learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir! This ultimate weapon, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to his redemption — but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are anxious to get their hands on it, including the Collector and Thanos! And when the realm of Old Asgard vanishes, all might be lost — unless good tidings from Beta Ray Bill offer fresh hope! The Odinson gets a new look and a new pet — but can he reclaim his honor? Or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? Let the battle for the hammer commence! Collecting issues #1-5.

US AVENGERS #5 $3.99 Page 3
Al Ewing and Paco Medina
The time for goofy solicits is over. A.I.M. is getting serious — and Steve Rogers is here to make sure of it. But where does this leave Roberto Da Costa? Meanwhile, Sam Guthrie is a man of two worlds. Which will he choose?

X-MEN BLUE #1 & 2 $4.99/ $3.99 Pages 6 & 8
Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, and Matteo Buffagni
The originals!Join Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, and Angel as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in Jean Grey and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” Magneto, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?

Back to basics! An all-new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants is rampaging through New York City! And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks. Can the X-Men subdue their foes and former friends?

May 27, 2020
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