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LGBT Previews February 2017 Part 2

The big news is this time out Marguerite Bennett and James TYnion IV are set to launch Batwoman into her second solo series! The other news is it’s really late on Christmas Eve and everyone’s doing holiday stuff….

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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!

DARK HORSE

angel11-2ANGEL SEASON 11 #2 $3.99 Page 44
Corinna Bechko and Geraldo Borges
Having seen a terrible vision with connections to his past, Angel is taken back in time by the goddess Illyria and finds himself in Illyria’s ancient past-by mistake. When she discovers when they are-in the middle of a battle between her past self and another god-Illyria’s not ready to leave without attempting to change what had been…

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 11 #4 $3.99 Page 43
Christos Gage and Georges Jeanty
Now living in the Safe Zone, Buffy, Willow, and Spike are making do while sharing space with so many other magical folk. Unfortunately, with natural enemies living together and low blood rations for the vampires, time will tell how safe things will remain in the “Safe” Zone…

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30 $4.99 Page 57
Paul Levitz, Carla Speed McNeil, Kaare Andrews, Dean Haspiel, John Nadeau, Dan Jolley, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Hamilton, and Troy Nixey
This month’s Dark Horse Presents offering is an issue with plenty of exciting conclusions! Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook, Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society, Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig’s The Black Sinister all come to a close. Continuing this month are Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s paranormal crime drama Brooklyn Blood and Carla Speed McNeil’s aboriginal sci-fi Finder.

empoweredlove1EMPOWERED SOLDIER OF LOVE #1 $3.99 Page 46
Adam Warren and Karla Diaz
Love is tearing apart costumed crimefighter Empowered’s city, as the unearthly powers of an embittered “International Magical Girl of Mystery” covertly inflame the superheroic community’s burning passions. But even if a befuddled Emp can puzzle out her shadowy foe’s schemes, can she hope to prevail against the Soldier of Love?

SERENITY: NO POWER IN THE UNIVERSE #5 $3.99 Page 45
Chris Roberson and Georges Jeanty
Time is running out for Mal and the crew of the Serenity. River and Iris are being held captive by the Operative Kalista, who fully intends to use their talents for the Alliance once again. If the crew can’t prevent Kalista from taking the girls off world, there’s no telling where or when they’ll find them again!

SPELL ON WHEELS #5 $3.99 Page 55
Kate Leth and Megan Levens
The witches head out to recover the last of their magical possessions, but they soon discover they’re in a fight for their lives and the bad guy is not who they expected!

DC

ACTION #973 & 974 $2.99 Page 76
Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher, Stephen Segovia, and Art Thibert
“Mild Mannered” part one! The road to “Superman: Reborn” starts here! With Superman and Lex Luthor back on Earth, the Man of Steel turns his attention to uncovering the mystery of the human Clark Kent living and working in Metropolis. But there’s something…off about this guy, and Superman better figure out just what that is, before it’s too late!

Part two! The mystery of the human Clark Kent unravels! Lois stalks Clark’s trail, but all signs point to something big on the horizon. Even the relative safety of their upstate farm can’t protect Superman and his family from the threat they never expected: Clark Kent?!

[You may want to evaluate any decision to read and support any of Dan Jurgens works in comics based on your reaction to this series of tweets he wrote. ] batman66ww77-2BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #2 $3.99 Page 110
Jeff Parker, Marc Andreyko, David Hahn, and Karl Kesel
Bruce Wayne is only ten–and he’s already being hunted by Nazi soldiers and Ra’s al Ghul’s mysterious League of Shadows! Join the chase as he makes a discovery vital to his bat-future and watch what happens when Wonder Woman comes to the rescue!

BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1 $2.99 Page 74
Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Ben Oliver, and Steve Epting
The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she’s going, in this one-shot prologue to the first big Batwoman epic, “The Many Arms Of Death”!

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #20 $3.99 Page 119
Marguerite Bennett, Pasquale Qualano, and Mirka Andolfo
Cheetah and the mechanical gods take the Bombshells in as prisoners to force Hawkgirl into helping the Reich advance their technology and weaponry. Then, it’s back to the battle as Paula Von Gunther fights the Bombshells using her giant monster mech! Plus: the origin of Hawkgirl!

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: UPRISING Vol 3 TP $19.99 Page 127
Marguerite Bennett, Mirka Andolfo, and Laura Braga
As World War II rages across Europe in these stories from issues #13-18, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known! With an old villain arising from beyond the grave, Aquawoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Zatanna, Catwoman and Raven must aid the Allied forces, while at home a brave group of Batgirls must defend the homeland!

DEADMAN DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE #3 $5.99 Page 111
Sarah Vaughn and Lan Medina
deadmandarkmansion3Will Deadman escape the dark magic of the mansion? Will Berenice accept Nathan’s proposal? Will Sam reveal their true feelings for Berenice? Will the shocking nature of Adelia’s murder be revealed? Answers to all these questions and more–in the stunning finale to this epic gothic romance!

DEATH OF HAWKMAN* #4 $3.99 Page 120
Mark Andreyko and Aaron Lopresti
As Despero’s insane scheme nears fruition, the casualties rise for both Rann and Thanagar–and to the mind-controlled survivors, only two men are to blame! But Hawkman and Adam Strange are not only intergalactic outlaws–they are perhaps the only two beings in the galaxy who can stop Despero and his army! But first, these two heroes must overcome insurmountable odds to save themselves and the populations of three planets as their mighty forces, led by Hawkwoman, come to exact vengeance upon them. (* Formerly HAWKMAN & ADAM STRANGE)

DETECTIVE #950 & 951 $2.99 Pages 86
James Tynion IV and Christian Duce
“League of Shadows” prologue! Celebrate 950 issues of the original Batman series with this extra-sized extravaganza! Cassandra Cain has stayed out of the spotlight on Batman’s team as she slowly comes to terms with the civilized world she was kept away from all her life…but the time for her to step up is fast approaching! Will she ever learn how to fit in among the masses, or will she always be more weapon than woman? Plus: a primer on the history of the League of Assassins, and an adventure with the team’s newest recruit: Azrael, the Avenging Angel!

Part one! The next big story arc explodes here as the League of Shadows goes from mysterious rumor to deadly fact! What’s their plan for Gotham City? And how will their actions affect Batman and his team?

EARTH TWO: SOCIETY #21 $2.99 Page 111
Dan Abnett and Bruno Redondo
The Wonders battle the Sandmen army to free the new Earth 2 from a dystopian fate, but the new world Director has unleashed his terrifying secret weapon. Can Batman, Huntress and John, the weakest of the wonders, shut down the Director’s stronghold? It’s a dangerous, last-minute gamble…and the price may be too great to bear. [Alan Scott recently got a spotlight but he’s still as neutered as Northstar used to be.]

flash16FLASH #16 & 17 $2.99 Page 87
Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico
“Rogues Reloaded” part three. part three! Dragged on a wild goose chase all over the world, The Flash tracks the Rogues to their next target: the people of Central City! But is even Barry Allen fast enough to solve five diabolical crimes at the same time? [Presumably Captain Singh and Hartley are a couple and Barry Allen and Rathaway are still roommates!]

Part conclusion. In this epic conclusion, the Rogues defeat The Flash! Or so they think. To save the day, Barry Allen’s got to take down the mastermind behind the Rogues’ ultimate heist…the original Rogue; the one who always got away. That’s right, it’s The Flash vs. Captain Cold!

FLINTSTONES #8 $3.99 Page 118
Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
While Bedrock’s new mayor, Clod the Destroyer, goes to war against the Lizard People, Betty and Wilma decide to take a vacation in the country to visit something called a “farm.” With the women gone, Fred and Barney are left to face the greatest threat of all…their teenagers!

FLINTSTONES Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 131
Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
It’s the Flintstones as you’ve never seen them before! Issues #1-6 of this new series starring the first family of Bedrock (and civilization, really) tell the story of the dawn of civilization through the eyes of Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and the rest of the citizens of Bedrock. Shining a light on humanity’s oldest customs and institutions, writer Mark Russell blends satire with Hanna-Barbera’s classic characters.

HARLEY QUINN #13 & 14 $2.99 Page 91
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and Chad Hardin
“Joker Loves Harley” finale! Just how did a gentle, “reformed” Joker come to arrive at Harley’s doorstep when everyone believed him dead and gone? The answer’s in this issue–and it’ll shock you!

“Red Meat”! Red Tool lives up to his name and Poison Ivy drops by as Harley investigates what is happening to New York’s disappearing homeless population!

HARLEY QUINN: DIE LAUGHING Vol 1 TP (REBIRTH) $16.99 Page 123
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, and John Timms
Welcome back to Harley Quinn’s crazy world on Coney Island…now get ready to wave goodbye, because everyone there just might get eaten alive! Harley’s gotta protect her neighborhood against an all-out zombie apocalypse! Break out the chainsaws, everybody! Then, Harley must set out on a journey that will take her around the world–and into the clutches of a bizarre robotic enemy! And Harley carves her way through the rock underground of New York City, looking for the criminals who hurt someone she cared about…unfortunately, one of the crooks in question has fallen in love with her. Collects issues #1-7.

hellblazer7HELLBLAZER #7 $2.99 Page 92
Simon Oliver and Philip Tan
“The Smokeless Fire” part 1! Constantine once heard a ghost story in a Parisian bar, and maybe the old man wasn’t just telling tales. So he takes Mercury in search of the only man he knows who’s encountered the Djinn. Problem is, they’re not the only people looking!

HELLBLAZER: THE POISON TRUTH Vol 1 TP (REBIRTH) $16.99 Page 124
Simon Oliver and Moritat
In the first Rebirth collection starring John Constantine, the Hellblazer returns home to London to face an impossible choice: live an immortal life bonded to a demonic curse, or shift that curse to eight million people–killing each and every one of them! Collects THE HELLBLAZER: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-6!

INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO #5 & 6 $2.99 Page 114
Chris Sebela, Jheremy Raapack, Tom Derenick, and Daniel Sampere
Tired of being confined to the sidelines in the battle against Superman, Harley decides to take matters into her own hands by breaking into the Batcave to steal the Batmobile. One problem: the Batcave and all of Wayne Manor are under a force field and being protected by Shazam. Meanwhile, Batman’s crew is also out to break into the cave, but for a much more serious purpose.

In the shadow of Wayne Manor, Shazam and Black Adam are duking it out, while deep underground, Batman and his allies have unearthed the ultimate weapon against Superman from its hiding place. But just as Batman begins to believe he may be able to turn the tide, two of Superman’s allies burst into the Batcave and attack! Has the Resistance come this far just to lose again?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 2.99 Page 73
Steve Orlando and Ivan Reis
Meet the Extremists–self-proclaimed saviors from another Earth, they thirst for peace, prosperity and total submission to the will of their leader, Lord Havok! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of misguided maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own unique–not to mention dangerous!–brand of law and order on our chaotic world?

justiceleaguerebirthJUSTICE LEAGUE: REBIRTH #1 $2.99 Page 72
Steve Orlando and Ivan Reis
Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and…Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!

JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #2 $3.99 Page 113
Tom Taylor and Stephen Byrne
Lost in another dimension, the Power Rangers must face a team unlike any they’ve ever encountered! In a world teeming with god-like heroes and villains as monstrous as Lord Zedd, it will take more than superpowers to survive. Can the Power Rangers work with the Justice League to find a way back home? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO #5 $3.99 Page 115
Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco
Midnighter always knew that one day he would have to face the Devil himself to answer for all the people he’s killed here on Earth…and that day is today! It’s a bare-knuckle brawl between Midnighter and Neron for the soul of Apollo!

NIGHTWING #14 & 15 $2.99 Page 95
Tim Seeley, Marcus To, and Minkyu Jung
“Bludhaven” finale. The psychopath who’s been carrying out the killings in Bludhaven has placed the blame on Nightwing! Now Dick Grayson must apprehend this maniac to stop the murders and to convince Bludhaven he’s not a villain.

“Cupid Calls!” In the aftermath of the “Bludhaven” story, Nightwing has embraced his role as the city’s resident hero and met a new love interest, leader of the Run-Offs–but is a relationship between a hero and an ex-villain destined for anything other than heartbreak?

SUPERGIRL #6 $2.99 Page 98
Steve Orlando and Brian Ching
“Reign of the Cyborg Superman” finale. Argo City is on a collision course with Earth and the Girl of Steel is the only hero that can stop it! Cyborg Superman and Kara Zor-El clash in a cataclysmic final battle that leaves only one standing!

supergirlbeing2SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #2 $5.99 Page 116
Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones
Midvale has been torn apart by a devastating earthquake, and the death toll has hit Kara Danvers hard. As she begins to put the pieces of her life back together, Kara’s developing powers kick into high gear, and her memories of a world that shouldn’t exist begin to surface.

SUPERWOMAN #7 $2.99 Page 100
Phil Jimenez and Matt Santorelli
“Who Is Superwoman?” part finale! The battle between Ultra Woman and Superwoman proves too much for either to bear, as Lena Luthor’s dream of surpassing her brother Lex and asserting total domination over Metropolis starts to vanish before her eyes. Only one solution remains: make sure Superwoman dies–for good this time! Don’t skip to this issue’s shocker ending!

WONDER WOMAN #16 & 17 $2.99 Page 104
Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely, and Liam Sharpe
“Godwatch” part one! Since the moment Wonder Woman arrived in our world, Godwatch has been waiting. But who are they, and what do they want? Diana’s journey to the truth continues with the origin of what may prove to be her greatest enemies.

“The Truth” part two! As Wonder Woman picks up the pieces of her shattered psyche, Barbara Ann Minerva walks into the devil’s lair to defend her…or is she being led into Godwatch’s trap?

VERTIGO

cleanroom16CLEAN ROOM #15 $3.99 Page 135
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
A new power player in Washington comes to the Mueller organization for guidance, but journalist Chloe suspects the man holds a secret so grotesque that even Astrid won’t touch him. Politics, passion and pain collide in “The Fetish.”

EVER AFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #6 $3.99 Page 136
Dave Justus, Matthew Sturges, Steve Rolston, and Michael Wiggam
Experience the dawn of the Everaftering through the eyes of the legendary magician, The Amazing Szymon! At a crisis point in his tired career, the Amazing Szymon is on the verge of throwing it all away when his tricks of the trade are suddenly revitalized by real and inexplicable magic. After Feathertop intervenes with a promise to guide this new Fable in exchange for his service with the Shadow Players, Szymon’s mission to rescue a Mundy pop star from a distant goblin realm reveals sinister underpinnings.

THE LOST BOYS #5 $3.99 Page 1.7
Tim Seeley and Scott Godlewski
The Blood Belles reveal their true reason for coming to Santa Carla: unleashing a vampire threat unlike anything the world has ever seen. If you thought lost boys were bad, wait until these girls get their way.

YOUNG ANIMAL

DOOM PATROL #6 $3.99 Page 106
Gerard Way and Nick Derington
Our first arc concludes! The Doom Patrol is back together, and their mission to take out the Vectra brings them in contact with another old friend. Secrets will be uncovered, blows will be struck and, whether they win or lose, Casey Brinke’s existence will be altered forever. And yours just might be, too!

IDW/ TOPSHELF

D4VEOCRACY #2 $3.99 Page 148
jem24Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon
With the internet now coursing through his circuits, S4M makes his public debut as a presidential candidate. Meanwhile, D4VE’s campaign trail gets rough when scandal rocks his public image, forcing the planet to choose a side. But for app developer bro GL3NN, world domination might be just a click away. [Gay robots, people!]

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #24 3.99 Page 172
Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren
Truly Outrageous Part One! Jem and The Holograms head Hawaii to get away from it all, but with the Stingers not so coincidentally renting the beach house next door, nobody is going to be getting any rest or relaxation!

JEM: THE MISFITS #3 $3.99 Page 172
Kelly Thompson and Jenn St Onge
Our songs are better! Before Blaze was a Misfit she was their biggest fan, but now that she IS a Misfit it’s not quite what she expected and may be more than she bargained for. Learn about Blaze’s life pre-Misfits! And which Misfit was a country music fan…omg…was it more than one!?

IMAGE

monstress10BEAUTY #12 #3.99 Page 200
Jeremy Haun and Jason Hurley
How does an average Joe find love in the world of The Beauty? [The first arc contained lesbian characters.]

IMAGE FIRSTS $1.00 Page 237
Various
Image offers a number of first issue reprints at a low price to tempt readers to try a new series. Think about Bitch Planet, Phonogram, Rat Queens. Saga, Wicked & Divine, or Monstress, at $1.99.

MONSTRESS #10 $3.99 Page 213
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Maika confronts the ghost of an evil thought long dead…and discovers crucial answers to her past…

PAPER GIRLS #11 $2.99 Page 201
Brian K Vaughn and Cliff Chiang
The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning “Best New Series” returns, as Erin, Mac, and Tiffany finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ…only to encounter some horrifying new threats in an unexpected era.

SHUTTER #27 $3.99 Page 217
wickeddivine26Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Luca, and Owen Gieni
“So Far Beyond,” part five. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong as Cassius becomes a god. [Alain Vian in the supporting cast is transgender.]

WALKING DEAD #163 $2.99 Page 192
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
In the aftermath of the Whisper War, all is lost.

WICKED + DIVINE #26 $3.50 Page 2222
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson
“Imperial Phase 1” part four. Once more we return to the polling booth. One god, one vote. I’m sure it’ll be fine. Democracy always works, right?

MARVEL

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

ALL NEW X-MEN #18 $3.99 Page 22
Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley
IvX tie in. Teenaged Cyclops has been living in the shadow of his predecessor, cursed to wear the face of the most infamous mutant on Earth. But he’s about to learn the amazingspiderman24truth behind his counterpart’s quest to destroy the Inhumans. And there’s going to be hell to pay.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 $3.99 Page 43
Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Giuseppe Camuncoli
Spider-Man has been through hell. The Jackal has taken his best shot, but Spider-Man doesn’t need to face him alone. Discover who is joining Spider-Man in his battle![Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

BLACK PANTHER #11 $3.99 Page 73
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Sprouse
A Nation Under Our Feet conclusion. The combined fury of T’Challa, Shuri, Manifold and the Hatut Zeraze rains down upon Tetu and Zenzi’s rebellion. But will there be anything left of Wakanda to rule? The critically acclaimed storyline comes to an end and leaves behind a startling new status quo.. [A sub plot in the first arc focused on Ayo and Aneke, a lesbian couple. They’ve moved onto their own series, see below. This series may be dropped from the list if no further LGBT content appears.]

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #4 $3.99 Page 72
Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Alitha E Martinez
blackpantherworld4With their king shamed and their queen dead, Ayo and Aneka take justice into their own hands. Learn the secrets behind the events that led into the 2016 sales smash Black Panther #1!

DR STRANGE & THE SORCERERS SUPREME #5 $3.99 Page 74
Robbie Thompson and Nathan Stockman
The strangest team-up in comics continues! A mystically powered mafia group rampages through New York. For Strange and Punisher, it’s time to take to the skies!

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #19 $3.99 Page 32
Jeff Lemire and Eric Koda
IxX tie in. Mutant sorceress Magik is a key player in the mutants’ plan to conquer the Inhuman capital, New Attilan. But when her own demons threaten to surface, will Magik lose her grip on the city…and also herself

GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #5 $3.99 Page 27
Zac Gorman and Will Robson
With Councilman Snerd playing an extended gig at Club Coma-Cabana, the Great Lakes Avengers are back in business! But when Good Boy’s brother shows up, she’s forced to make the hardest choice of her life. Meanwhile, Big Bertha gets back to work, modeling for both the “before and after” of a snake oil salesman’s miracle weight loss supplement…only he might be after more than just photos! [Flat Man is gay.]

hawkeye3HAWKEYE #3 $3.99 Page 70
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
California’s supposed sunshine and smiles, right? Well, apparently the “City of Angels” missed the memo… Just when Kate Bishop thought she’d cracked this campus stalker case wide open, the crap hit the proverbial fan and now everyone at Venice Beach has it out for her. Can Hawkeye stop the hate before it consumes everyone around her? [The gay couple from Kate’s solo stories of the Fraction run are slated to be appear occasionally in this series.]

HULK #3 $3.99 Page 37
Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon
Jen’s life is finally settling into a rhythm: She wakes up, goes to work, helps her new clients, goes home, watches a cooking video, and goes to sleep. But when a murder rocks the life of one of her newest clients, how will Jen react? Is there more to the situation than just Jen Walters, lawyer, can handle? Will she need the HULK to get herself out of this jam?

MIGHTY THOR #15 $3.99 Page 34
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
Not all gods are equal, and to prove that they’re the mightiest, the Shi’ar gods infiltrated Asgard and kidnapped Thor and forced her to be a contestant in their Challenge of the Gods. The prize? They won’t kill the people of Midgard.

MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #16 $3.99 Page 55
Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustsos
Lunella Lafayette is unequivocally the smartest PERSON (regardless of gender) in the world! Your faves could never! But that won’t stop them from putting Lunella to the test. Case in point: Marvel’s mighty mystic Doctor Stephen Strange stops by to see what’s so magical about this little girl from Yancy Street.

msmarvel15MS MARVEL #15 $3.99 Page 53
G Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa
A member of Kamala’s online gaming guild has learned her secret identity and now no one in her life is safe. But Ms. Marvel doesn’t play when it comes to protecting Jersey City. This is the next level… Ms. Marvel’s ready to kick some 8-bit butt! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.]

MS MARVEL Vol 3 HC $34.99 Page 109
G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona & various
Earth’s Mightiest Metamorph! Look out world, Kamala Khan is an Avenger! But will it be everything she imagined? Or is life as a celebrity more difficult than she thought? Saving the world is important, but Jersey City still needs its protector, too: A development company using Ms. Marvel’s face has more in mind for gentrification than just real estate. Can Kamala take down the evil suits destroying her home without ruining her personal life? Then, Kamala’s Avengers dream is wrecked when Civil War II leaves her torn between her idol, Captain Marvel, and her mentor, Iron Man. Which side will the new generation of heroes — Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man and Nova — choose? Trouble starts brewing at a tristate academic competition — and the conflict sure won’t end there! Collecting issues #1-12 (2015).

PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT #15 $3.99 Page 56
Kate Leth and Brittney L Williams
Patsy’s sick, but this is far from a common cold. Are these fever dreams, or living nightmares?! Drink lots of fluids and take some vitamin C, Patsy

SILK #17 $3.99 Page 44
Robbie Thompson and Irene Strychalski
Cindy Moon is still on the West Coast, operating as SILKWORM to protect her secret identity. But the Jackal’s nefarious operations have started to hit close to home when Cindy’s ghost-powered and sometimes-boyfriend Hector (A.K.A. SPECTRO) gets caught in the middle! Fortunately, Mattie Franklin, the original Spider-Woman, is alive and well again, and happy to lend a hand…or six![Artist Tana Ford is on a break but Lola and Rafferty are still part of the cast!]

starlord3STAR LORD #3 $3.99 Page 81
Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka
“Grounded”. Since landing on Earth, Star-Lord’s gotten in trouble with the law, which – Oh no…I said “law.” That means, legally, we have to have Daredevil guest-sta

THE ULTIMATES2 #4 $3.99 Page 40
Al Ewing and Travel Foreman
Philip Vogt knows the truth. The Ultimates have reformed — and they’re working for Galactus. That means trouble. It’s time to send in the Troubleshooters! Meanwhile, on the fringes of possibility, Galactus confronts a terrifying new entity… Logos![Ms America has a girlfriend as part of the supporting cast.]

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #16 Page 71
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
It’s a normal quiet day at Empire State University, filled with lots of lectures and higher education, and oh boy I can already hear y’all buckling up for a jam-packed thrill-ride of students learning quietly!! Well, bad news on that front, friends: Once all that quiet learning is out of the way, there’s gonna be a fistfight! Plus, besides the cool fistfight, Doreen also gets a new flying squirrel suit, making her easily 2150% more unbeatable! With a new more powerful Squirrel Girl and a rad new suit, I’m certain crime is over forever. There’s definitely not a new super villain in town conspiring to mold Squirrel Girl into the perfect minion or is there? Who can say? Heck, I guess the only way to know for sure is to buy the comic and find out, right?[Koi Boi is transgender.]

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: ONLY SQUIRREL IN WORLD Vol 5 TP $15.99 Page 116
Ryan North, Will Murray, and Erica Henderson
Squirrel Girl takes Nancy to visit her mom in Canada! What could possibly go wrong, right? How about the return of a super villain not seen for more than a decade? One that will prompt the inter-species team-up you’ve been waiting for: squirrels and ants! And also Squirrel Girl and Ant-Man. It’ll be huge! Or tiny. Then, when Taskmaster strikes, with his uncanny ability to duplicate any super-type’s sweet moves, who will stand between him and total domination? You probably guessed Doreen Green, but you’re wrong! It’s actually Nancy’s cat, Mew! It’s a story of one feline, and all the feels. Plus: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of our unbeatable hero, her co-creator Will Murray returns to write only his second-ever Squirrel Girl tale — and he’s bringing the Hulk! Collecting issues #12-16 (2015B).

unstoppablewasp2UNSTOPPABLE WASP #2 $3.99 Page 57
Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier
Nadia is on a mission to bring together the brightest Girl Geniuses of the Marvel Universe and change the world, but first, she has to figure out how to find them and get them to join her. With her chaperone Jarvis by her side, her first recruiting mission is going to take her to Washington Heights in search of one of the greatest young engineering minds of our time…one no one has even heard of. Guest-starring Lunella Lafayette, The Miraculous Moon Girl!

US AVENGERS #3 $3.99 Page 29
Al Ewing and Paco Medina
It’s socialism gone wild as the U.S.Avengers literally punch the business leaders of tomorrow right in their faces!Are there extenuating circumstances, or have we just gone mad? You’ll have to read the comic to find out! Also, the Golden Skull makes his incredibly ostentatious, jewel-encrusted last stand![Pod and Dr Toni Ho, whom it seemed were beginning to have some sort of relationship in the making at the tail end of New Avengers, move to this series.]

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