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LGBT Previews February 2017 Part 1

Christmas is just a few days away and we’re looking forward to comics, collections, and graphic novels either made by LGBTQ writers and artists or featuring LGBTQ characters or themes for February. Kim & Kim creator/ writer Magdalene Visaggio returns with Quantum Teens Are Go (that’s this month’s feature image) and Limerence Press collects Colleen Coover’s  long out of print fun and sexy Small Favors!

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ 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!

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ABSTRACT STUDIOS

rachelrisingomnibusRACHEL RISING OMNIBUS $75.00 Page 249
Terry Moore
Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan’s sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth’s final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future? Find out in this critically acclaimed series from Terry Moore!

THE COMPLETE ECHO SC $39.99 Page 249
Terry Moore
Julie is in the wrong place at the wrong time when an explosion in the sky rains liquid metal that sticks to her and becomes a symbiotic armor. When Julie discovers the metal is a prototype nuclear weapon, she runs rather than give it back to the army, and the chase is on! Winner of the Harvey Award for “Best New Series,” Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series Echo is available at last, from high-flying beginning to earth-shattering end. All 30 issues in one complete volume!

AFTERSHOCK

animosity6ALTERS #5 $3.99 Page 258
Paul Jenkins, Leila Leiz, Tamra Bonvillain
Chapter 5. Sixty One Seconds. Trapped and outnumbered, Chalice has a final showdown with the dreaded Fascist, Matter Man, and his band of domestic terrorists. The entire Eastern seaboard may be at risk, and there seems no way to stop this madman. A new secret threatens to tip the scales – Chalice’s plan may be the craziest gambit of all time but it may just work. And the entire thing rests on the shoulders of a young woman who is only just beginning to come to terms with her brand new powers.

ANIMOSITY #6 $3.99 Page 255
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre
When Jesse is abducted by humans, Sandor, her faithful and protective Bloodhound, will cut a swath of blood and bone through everything that stands in his path to find and rescue his beloved friend

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #17 $3.99 Page 270
Mark Waid and Joe Eisma
Cheryl Blossom’s unleashed on Riverdale, creating chaos and tumult at her whim! Only Veronica can stop her — but how will she get back from her Swiss boarding school in time to save her friends? [Kevin Keller is in the cast.]

josie4JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #4 $3.99 Page 271
Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio
“Three Cats by a Fountain.” The Pussycats’ careers really start to take off as they head off to Rome for glitz and glamour! But what happens when a gang of diamond thieves bursts onto the scene? And will Josie and Alan M’s dynamic sparkle under the heat and pressure of life on the road? Or will Josie’s hard-as-diamonds ambition cut them all to ribbons?

JUGHEAD #13 $3.99 Page 271
Ryan North and Derek Charm
Reggie has won King for a Day! And it turns out his first act as King is to demand… that everyone else to form a band with him? Okay that’s actually not so bad; I was expecting way worse from Reggie. Wait, never mind, I’m getting word that despite this very enjoyable and conflict-free premise, when Jughead plays around with the new music video for “The Reggies” and accidentally uploads an altered and embarrassing clip to the internet, everyone becomes enraged at our favorite crown-wearing hamburger-loving pal! Even Betty, and she’s the greatest!

RIVERDALE #1 $3.99 Page 272
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Alitha Martinez
Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats, and their friends, exploring small town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling benath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. With stunning art by Alitha Martinez!

AVATAR

PROVIDENCE ACT 1 HC FINAL PRINT $19.99 Page 282
Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows
Due to overwhelming demand, we offer one final printing of the Providence Act 1 Hardcover! Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore’s most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 1 hardcover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of the edition. There will be Act 2 and Act 3 Hardcovers in the coming months, also limited to single production runs. This will not be kept in print any further and this is the final opportunity to get a hardcover edition of the first chapter of Alan Moore’s horror masterpiece. [The central character is gay.

BLACK MASK

forevers3THE FOREVERS #3 $3.99 Page 290
Curt Pires and Eric Pfeiffer
“The Life and Death of Zachariah Cole”

QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #1 $3.99 Page 290
Magdalene Visaggio and Eryk Donovan
Mad science is the punkest shit there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine – and they’ve just found the most important part. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them turning it on. Now all they’ve gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio and Eryk Donovan bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-ass skater punks.

BOOM

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #8 $3.99 Page 307
Mariko Tamaki and Meg Omac
It’s a special Fionna and Cake issue by New York Times-bestseller Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)! Marshall Lee and LSP need to figure out Marshall Lee’s musical identity.

BACKSTAGERS #7 $3.99 Page 306
James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh
The Backstagers uncover a bigger group of outsiders living inside the magical backstage universe, and an offer is put on the table for them to leave their real world forever.

GOLDIE VANCE #10 $3.99 Page 306
Hope Larson, Jackie Ball, and Noah Hayes
We’re back for another arc with master teen detective Goldie Vance! This time it’s a real “fast-paced” mystery, as Goldie’s investigations take her to the racetrack…and pit her against her rival, Sugar Maple!

JONESY #10 $3.99 Page 306
Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle
Jonesy’s trying to give up the match-making life…but when a mysterious stranger comes into town, she may be forced to use her powers…and her life will change forever because of it!

JOYRIDE #10 $3.99 Page 305
Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To
One year later, Dewydd is walking his own path…and attempting to break into a maximum security prison?

JOYRIDE TP Vol 2 $14.99 Page 300
Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To
The crew of the Joyride survived their first foray to the stars and met the challenges the galaxy threw at them head-on, so it’s only fair they enjoy a bit of relaxation and carefree living. But as Uma, Dewydd, and Catrin have come to learn, in space, nothing is as it seems. In fact, it’s the secrets hidden in their own ship and among their fellow travelers that will send the crew down a path that brings them face-to-face with the very alien threat that the leaders on Earth ran from so long ago. Collects issues #5-8

JOYRIDE TP Vol 1 $9.99 Page 300
Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To
Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the World Government Alliance watching over them. When Uma Akkolyte jacks an alien spaceship and punches through the stratosphere she sets forth on an adventure with an unlikely crew who are totally not ready for all the good, bad, and weird the universe will throw at them. From writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and artist Marcus To, Joyride is a rebellious love letter to the sci-fi genre, exploring what happens when nothing stands between a group of teens and their freedom amongst the stars. Collects issue #1-4 of the ongoing series.

LUMBERJANES #35 $3.99 Page 306
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Carolyn Nowak
Jen is elated about being a roller derby ref, and soon the ‘Janes are laced up and ready to go full Rumblejanes on the yetis!

LUMBERJANES TP Vol 6 $14.99 Page 302
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Carey Pietsch
Camp is about more than just crafts and acquiring badges when you’re a Lumberjane. When April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley all decide to learn more about the mysterious Seafarin’ Karen, things take a turn for the strange. Shapeshifters, strange portals, and friendship to the max make for one summer camp that never gets boring! Collects issues #21-24.

MEGA PRINCESS #4 $3.99 Page 307
Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard
Max and Justine are prisoners of the Kingdom of Atlantis under suspicion of kidnapping their prince!

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #12 $3.99 Page 304
Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetyo
mightymorphinpower12As Jason tries to hunt down his missing teammates, Tommy and Billy uncover a truth that will change everything.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK TP $19.99 Page 300
Brendan Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, Tini Howard, and Daniele Di Nucuolo
After leaving the life of a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger behind, Kimberly Hart finds herself pulled back into the fray. With her parents missing and their village overrun by monsters, she must reclaim her destiny and discover the power that lies within. She’ll have to call on some old friends if she’s to unravel this mystery and save this once sleepy village. From writers Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, and Tini Howard, and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, the Pink Ranger embarks on her first solo Power Ranger adventure!

NAMESAKE #4 $3.99 Page 304
Steve Orlando and Jakub Rebelka
Final Issue! Face-to-face, fist-to-fist, Jordan at last duels the man that ruined his life — his father.

SLAM #4 $3.99 Page 305
Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish
CanCan and Knockout are living separate lives after their friendship fizzles…until Knockout volunteers to ref a bout with CanCan’s team and appears to be calling extra penalties on her old friend.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #1 $3.99 Page 299
Melanie Gilman and Katy Farina
stevenuniverse1We’re bringing Steven Universe back to comic books with more Steven, more gems, and more of the characters we all love in an all-new ongoing series! Writer Melanie Gillman and artist Katy Farina are teaming up for the start of a new adventure for the entire gang. Based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-nominated animated series created by Rebecca Sugar about a boy with magical powers who goes on adventures with The Crystal Gems, a team of beings who safeguard the universe. The show is approaching its fourth season and has earned over 32 million fans of all ages worldwide. In this kickoff issue, Steven, Lapis, and Peridot rescue a baby songbird on the ground outside the barn and work together to reunite it with its mother.

THE WOODS #29 $3.99 POage 304
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
It’s been two long years since Bay Point Prep was transported to this alien forest, and everyone has given up hope of ever returning to Earth…but what if they could?

D.E.

RED SONJA #2 $3.99 Page 336
Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez
redsonjavol4-2Red Sonja is on the loose in the Big Apple–and the followers of Kulan Gath are determined to track her down. But they underestimate the She-Devil; she’s adapting quickly to her new surroundings with the help of some new allies that include Max, a New York City cop with a secret past…

WONDER WOMAN ’77 MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN #3 $3.99 Page 338
Andy Mangels and Judit Tondora
The Original Girl Power! Catching a missile after its launch is the least of the trials facing Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman)! Now, their greatest television enemies have joined forces, and they’re building an army for their master plan! Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman prepare for a trip to South America — passing through the Bermuda Triangle as they go — but the villains have other schemes. All this, plus the return of Max, the Bionic Dog! Written by best-selling author Andy Mangels and illustrated by Judit Tondora, this comic has set the mainstream and internet media on fire… and the publicity keeps running!

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY GN $22.95 Page 345
Jillian Tamaki
Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer, moody and atmospheric bestsellers. SuperMutant Magic Academy, which Jillian has been serializing online for the past four years, deftly plays superhero and high school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. This volume combines the most popular content from the webcomic with a selection of all-new, never-before-seen strips that conclude Jillian’s account of life at the Academy.

FANTAGRAPHICS

LOVE & ROCKETS THE MAGAZINE #2 $4.99 Page 350
Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez
The second issue of Love and Rockets picks right up from Issue #1! Over on Jaime’s side, it’s La Llorona’s turn to hit the stage at the punk rock reunion and the Hellmets are closing in on Princess Animus. Is Hopey ready? Is Isla ready? Are you ready? On Gilbert’s side, Fritz and her twin daughters meet, making Fritz crazier than ever, while Pipo and her new squeeze visit the mysterious Dr. Emil in prison in an effort to learn just what his secret cosmetic treatment actually is…

ONI/ LIMERENCE

smallfavorsdefinitiveSMALL FAVORS: THE DEFINITVE GIRLY PORNO COLLECTION $29.99 Page 381
Colleen Coover
Small Favors, the critically acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner award winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe hardcover edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibble in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush. This deluxe omnibus edition inlcudes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never before collected color special, behind the scenes materials, and a brand new introduction by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

WET MOON GN FURTHER REALMS Vol 3 $19.99 Page 380
Sophie Campbell and Annie Mok
Cleo Lovedrop isn’t sure what to call her relationship with Myrtle. Are they friends? Are they dating? Are they both? But while she’s figuring it out, life gets in the way. First there’s an incident at a Bella Morte concert, and then her sister, Penny, tells her something completely shocking. And then Cleo’s cat goes missing! It seems like Myrtle is the only good thing in her life. But there are moments when Myrtle doesn’t seem… herself. This new edition of Sophie Campbell’s critically-acclaimed book features a new cover design by Annie Mok and creator commentary in the back!

SELFMADE HERO

HADDON HALL WHEN DAVID INVENTED BOWIE HC GN $22.95 Page 388
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Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke: David Bowie had an extraordinary talent for reinvention. But at the beginning of his career, he made the most significant transformation of his life: from “David” to Bowie. In 1969, shortly after the release of his first hit single, David and his girlfriend Angie move into Haddon Hall, a sprawling Victorian villa in the London suburbs. Part commune, part creative hub, the house becomes home to a community of musicians, hippies, and hangers-on. As egos clash and parties get out of hand, David keeps writing: “Changes,” “Kooks,” “Life on Mars” — songs that will propel him to global fame. Charting Bowie’s personal life, the development of his music, and the transformation of his image, Haddon Hall is an evocative portrait of a young artist presiding over a musical revolution.

SUBLIME

TEN COUNT Vol 3 $12.99 Page 393
Rihito Takara
While out on the town with Kurose, Shirotani daydreams about the younger man kissing him. His desire quickly overcomes his phobia of human touch, and he gives himself over to his counselor’s hands for relief. Watch as the relationship between the corporate secretary and his counselor continues to boil over in this story of love and therapy.

TITAN

sherlockblind2SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER #2 $4.99 Page 401
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
The second incredible manga adaptation of the hit television series starring worldwide superstars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit)! Printed in English for the first time!

TORCHWOOD 2.2 #2 $3.99 Page 402
John Barrowman, Carol Barrowman, Antonio Fuso, and Pasquale Qualano
The Torchwood team must deal with the threat posed by Lady Karina, but can they find out her secret and stop her plans? And the mystery of Rona continues; can the Ice Maiden crew find out more about their young stowaway?

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