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LGBT Previews For May

We’d really appreciate if you’ll do us the favor and bookmark Gay League’s Amazon affiliate link to do any or all of your Amazon shopping! Commissions go to pay our new contributors! Thank you! Most books listed below include links to book’s Amazon listing.

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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!

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

RACHEL RISING #42 $3.99 Page 254
Terry Moore
Rachel Beck wakes in a shallow grave and claws her way free as a mysterious woman watches from a bluff. With no memory of the night before, Rachel enlists the help of Aunt Johnny, the town mortician, to find her killer. But when repeated attacks send her to the morgue, Rachel’s ability to wake from death again and again prove to be a blessing and a curse, and the eerie town of Manson will never be the same! Series finale!

AFTERSHOCK

INSEXTS #6 $3.99 Page 265
Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina
In the first of a two-part finale, Lady and Mariah descend into the lair of the ancient Hag. There the lovers combat a hideous evil that has taken hold of the stolen women and the servants in its thrall…

JACKPOT #1 $3.99 Page 269
Ray Fawkes and Marco Failla
Nothing is as it seems when the con artists of JACKPOT! are introduced to the hidden keys of the universe. But will any of them survive the mind-bending, reality-shattering result? Some of them are already starting to die…and return…

ARCHIE

ARCHIE COLLECTOR EDITION $9.99 Page 282
Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
This 80-page special collects the first three issues of the landmark new Archie series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways with a new school year, new changes, new questions and new storylines for the teens of Riverdale. If you haven’t experienced the historical, groundbreaking new Riverdale yet, now is your chance to get in on the ground floor! This collector’s edition contains special features you won’t want to miss out on! [Kevin Keller in the cast.]

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9 $3.99 Page 282
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla
“Betty: RIP,” part 4. The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge-and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends — or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all-is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption?

SABRINA #5 $3.99 Page 282
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack
Sabrina has to face the Witches Council for an accusation of conspiring with a mortal against the Church of Night. It will take a series of unnatural tests to prove her innocence, but none of it will bring her beloved Harvey back. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a seance, 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.

AVATAR

PROVIDENCE ACT 1 HC $19.99 Page 290
Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows
Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying examination 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, unparalleled in tone and content, and a true must have addition to his essential works in the field. For a limited one-time run, Avatar Press is presenting a collected Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4, and all the back matter, which is limited to 6,666 copies. This edition will not be reprinted, there will not be a softcover edition, and this material will not be printed again until the complete collection is available in the far distant future. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the first piece of a true horror masterpiece and enter the creeping world of Providence. [The main character is a gay man.] Providence Act 1

BLACK MASK COMICS

TOE TAG RIOT TP $12.99 Page 298
Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman
A hilarious and gory tongue-in-cheek story, Toe Tag Riot is a punk rock band cursed to become zombies who make the best of their situation by adhering to a strict diet of racists’ and misogynists’ brains! Starring Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy and The Westboro Baptist Church (as dinner!), this horror-comedy in the vein of Return of the Living Dead and Deathgasm was released to rave reviews from both the comics media and LGBTQ new outlets who couldn’t get enough of the ultra-violent, politically-minded fun and gore. Coming to book form for the first time, this collection includes the four-issue mini-series plus the super-limited #0 prequel issue and the short comic originally published in Alternative Press Magazine!

BOOM

LUMBERJANES #26 $3.99 Page 315
Shannon Waters, Kat Leyh, and Brooke Allen
With Rosie and the High Council being stolen away, Jen suddenly finds herself in charge of the camp!

LUMERJANES: DON’T AXE, DON’T TALE SPECIAL #1 $7.99 Page 315
Jen Wang, Kelly Thompson, Christine Norrie, and Savanna Ganucheau
Not only does this oversized one-shot feature a whopping 40 pages of brand-new, original, Lumberjanes stories, but we welcome two of our favorite creators to the campground: writers Jen Wang and Kelly Thompson, and artists Christine Norrie and Savanna Ganucheau! Jen takes the girls on a nature walk to show them which plants are edible in case they need to survive in the wilderness. Along the way, she tells them the story about an axe murderer who took his friends out, one by one until no one was left, thoroughly scaring Mal. Terrified and unable to sleep, Mal thinks she sees something lurking outside. Is it…the Axe Murderer?!?!

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #3 $3.99 Page 313
Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya
Rita’s plan comes to a head and the Green Ranger feels more alienated than ever, leaving the team divided when the Dragonzord attacks!

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1 $3.99 Page 304
Brendan Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
We’re so thrilled by the response to our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series that we wanted to focus on some of the individual Rangers and let them shine in their own stories. First up is a series centered around Kimberly Hart, the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger, and who better than Batgirl and Gotham Academy writer Brenden Fletcher and A-Force and Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson to bring it to us! Kimberly has retired from the Power Rangers to pursue life as a professional gymnast, but Zordon calls her back for one last mission to defend a mountainside where a long-resting, ancient, evil Zord lies dormant. To get back into the action–and, for the first time, lead her own team–Kimberly has to dust off the rust, plus create a practical, handmade outfit in the process!

POWER UP TP $19.99 Page 312
Kate Leth and Matt Cummings
New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth and artist Matt Cummings create a new, original series that takes the magical girl story where it’s never, ever been before. Combining a deep love of Sailor Moon with the tongue-in-cheek humor of Scott Pilgrim, Power Up is the story of the most unlikely people (and goldfish) taking on the roles of Magical Girls, whether they want it or not. What It Is: It has been foretold that four noble warriors of incredible strength would be gifted with cosmic abilities at a moment of planetary alignment…which, yeah, something definitely went wrong here. Amie is a disaffected twentysomething with a lot of attitude, Kevin is a washed-up athlete way past his prime, Sandy’s a mother of two teenagers, and Silas…is a goldfish. Just a normal goldfish. Are we sure we read that prophecy right? Collects the complete limited series.
Power Up

THE WOODS #22 $3.99 Page 313
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Calder and Sander team up in the hopes of saving Karen from herself, while the rest of the crew try to gather forces in the hopes of taking on The Horde.

THE WOODS Vol 4 TP $14.99 Page 311
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Collecting issues #13-16 of the critically acclaimed series, the fourth story arc begins in the wake of the election, and the results have turned the students against their newfound allies. As Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods, she must choose between her friends and her destiny.
The Woods Vol 4

DARK HORSE

BUFFY SEASON 10 #27 $3.99 Page 52
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
While Dawn and Xander are trapped in another dimension, Buffy, Willow, and Giles are deal with betrayal from the Magic Council, the faerie folk, and the military–no surprise there–all while trying to keep peace among themselves.

BUFFY SEASON 10: PIECES ON THE GROUND Vol 5 $!8.99 Page 52
Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, and Megan Levens
Demon invasions wreak havoc worldwide when an interdimensional portal lands in the wrong hands. As new threats pour into the streets, Buffy and her closest allies find their paths diverging: Willow gets a serious job, Xander and Ghost Anya grow perilously close, Andrew is tempted by evil, and Buffy and Spike continue to work at making their relationship, well, work. Collects Buffy Season 10 #21-#25.
Buffy: In Pieces On The Ground

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #22 $4.99 Page 61
Carla Speed McNeil, Paul Levitz, Tim Hamilton, Rich Woodall, Dennis Calero, Alan Gordon, Michael T Gilbert, Jeff Lemire, and Bo Hampton
In this issue of the Harvey Award-winning Dark Horse Presents, Jeff Lemire introduces readers to the last surviving coven of extraterrestrial witches in the heartbreakingly magical story The Witches of Mars! Swing alongside the King of the Jungle in the modern tale The Once and Future Tarzan, by Alan Gordon and Bo Hampton! And Michael T. Gilbert returns to DHP with a new installment of Mr. Monster! This issue also features the continuations of Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s Brooklyn Blood, and Dennis Calero’s The Suit!

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS #5 $3.99 Page 58
Gail Simone and J Calafiore
A bittersweet reunion takes place against a backdrop of unrelenting terror as the crusader turned remorseless killer known as Southern Belle makes the brutal death of Megalopolis’s last true heroes her personal mission. And something far worse than wicked this way comes, from the bowels of the earth itself!

Miss the Kickstarter? There’s a HC collection to catch you up!
Leaving Megalopolis

MYSTERY GIRL Vol 1 TP $12.99 Page 55
Paul Tobin and Alberto J Alburquerque
Trine Hampstead knows everything. Ask her a question like “Where are my keys?” or “Is he cheating on me?” or “How are there perfectly preserved mammoths in recent ice?” and she just knows. She’s the Mystery Girl. The only things Trine doesn’t know are anything else from the last ten years of her life or why a killer has targeted her! Collects Mystery Girl #1-#4.
Mystery Girl

TOMB RAIDER II #4 $3.99 Page 67
Mariko Tamaki and Phillip Sevy
After Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s adventure continues with Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki! Fighting for survival in a raging river, Lara must abandon the team’s provisions. She is undersupplied and on the trail of the dangerous, immortality-seeking Knights of the Spore–and the looming darkness within the jungle descends! [Tamaki wrote the teen lesbian coming of age story Skim and This One Summer with her cousin Jillian doing the art.]

DC

BATGIRL #52 $2.99 Page 114
Brendan Fletcher and Eleanora Carlini
With her friends starting new lives and Burnside changing all around her, it’s time for Batgirl to decide what her next adventure will be–and it just might take her around the world!

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL Vol 2 TP $34.99 Page 128
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and various
The Dynamic Duo thought they defeated her for good, but Mother is back–and she’s ready to enact her grand plan! And, when the truth behind Batman’s greatest failure is revealed, one of his allies may walk away from the fight forever. And as the world burns, it’s up to Dick Grayson to save a generation from unspeakable tragedy! Collects issues #13 – 26.
Batman & Robin Eternal Vol 2

CATWOMAN #52 $2.99 Page 115
Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda
As secrets about the Faceless mask and the history of the False Face Society come to light, Catwoman’s own past comes back to haunt her. And where the False Face Society is involved, Black Mask is never far behind–and with him, a dark secret regarding his connection to Selina’s past. And when it’s revealed, that secret will change Catwoman’s life forever! [So far Tieri seems uninterested in giving Selina a romantic interest, male or female, so Catwoman may disappear from this list unless Tieri in some way addresses her sexuality soon.]

COLORING DC: WONDER WOMAN $15.99 Page 134
George Perez, Phil Jimenez, David Finch, and others
DC’s Amazon princess stars in a new coloring book focusing on her greatest covers, splash pages and more by some of comics’ top artists!
DC Coloring Wonder Woman

CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER #12 $2.99 Page 87
Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, and Riley Rossmo
Lord Neron has joined forces with John Constantine’s own infernal ex, the demon Blythe, to make New York City an offer it can’t refuse: the magic the Hellblazer has sought his whole life in exchange for the city’s immortal soul. How can John defeat not one but two devils when even he can’t deny their dark allure?

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #12 & 13 $3.99 Page 125
Marguerite Bennett, Mirka Andolfo, and Laura Braga
In issue #12, the Bombshells face triumph and tragedy as the Battle of Britain concludes. Nereus continues to pound London with his horde of undead, ocean-based Tenebrae. The giant Kraken has been defeated, but now an even bigger and deadlier menace rises up to take its place. Not even the combined might of all the Bombshells looks as if it can prevail, leading one person to make an unprecedented sacrifice. And in issue #13, it’s back to the home front for an adventure with the Batgirls. Batwoman is still away, fighting the good fight on the European front. So it’s up to Kathy, Nell, Bette, Harper and the rest of the gang to see that the streets of Gotham City are safe from both common criminals and international spies!

DETECTIVE #52 $3.99 Page 113
Peter Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, and Matt Ryan
When devastating secrets are revealed at a Marine Corps base, Batman must decide who to trust from his past if he’s going to solve the mystery. [Renee Montoya returned though she’s been MIA for a few issues.]

DETECTIVE: BLOOD OF HEROES Vol 8 HC $24.99 Page 127
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato, Peter J Tomasi, Fernando Blanco, and Marcio Takara
Get ready to ride with the GCPD in these epics from DETECTIVE COMICS #41-47 and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2! With a new Batman on patrol, Harvey Bullock is leading a Bat task force–but can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya? Plus, the Joker’s Daughter reveals her plans to take on Batman and his task force–and they might prove deadly to Jim Gordon! And the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Marcio Takara takes Batman on his first mission with the Justice League to solve a series of mysterious mass murders.
Detective Vol 8

EARTH TWO: SOCIETY #12 $2.99 Page 92
Dan Abnett and Jorge Jimenez
What role do superheroes play on a new world where society has to rebuild itself from the ground up? Two cities are about to go to war over limited resources and this new Earth-2 is beginning to look as familiar as the old one. Can Captain Steel and Power Girl stop the fighting before it starts? [Alan Scott recently got a spotlight but he’s still as neutered as Northstar used to be.]

FLASH #52 $3.99 Page 94
Robert Vendetti, Van Jensen, and Jesus Merino
The Riddler has seized control of Central City. If The Flash moves, he’ll put everyone he loves in mortal danger. To save the city–and himself–he’ll need help from the unlikeliest of allies. [Captain Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple. Barry Allen and Rathaway are now roommates!]

GOTHAM ACADEMY #18 $2.99 Page 120
Brenden Fletcher, Faith Erin Hicks, Adam Archer, Natasha Alterici, Moritat, and Annie Wu
As the “Gotham Academy Yearbook” storyline comes to an end, Olive, Maps and the gang wrap up the year with stories that will reveal secrets about the Academy you won’t want to miss!

GRAYSON #20 $3.99 Page 117
Jackson Lanning, Collin Kelly, and Carmine Di Giadomenico
With one of his closest allies now his greatest foe, Dick Grayson will have to make his greatest sacrifice to save those he loves.

HARLEY QUINN & HER GANG OF HARLEYS #2 $3.99 Page 119
Jimmy Palmiottoi, Frank Tieri, and Mauricet
With Harley missing, the Gang springs into action to find her…but they’re definitely not prepared for the sinister mastermind behind the kidnapping! Who in the world is Harley Sinn?!

HARLEY QUINN #28 $3.99 Page 118
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and John Timms
The improbable Red Tool is coming after Harley…but is this a personal vendetta? What’d Harley ever do to him? And more important–what can she do to stop him when he seems to shrug off everything she throws in his path? [According to an interview at The Mary Sue, Harley and Ivy are girlfriends “without the jealousy of monotony” ]

HARLEY QUINN: KISS KISS BANG STAB Vol 3 TP $16.99 Page 130
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, John Timms, Ben Caldwell, Thony Silas, Darwyn Cooke, and others
Harley was certain she could have it all. She could be the world’s best landlord, protect Coney Island from the scum of the earth, woo Mason Macabre, work her day job as a psychiatrist, volunteer at the puppy shelter…but that’s a lot of spinning plates, and eventually they’re bound to start breaking! What happens when a psychopath cracks up? Is it possible for Harley to go even more insane?! Don’t miss this big helping of Harley from Harley Quinn #14-16, Annual #1, Valentine’s Day Special #1, and Holiday Special #1!

MIDNIGHTER #12 $2.99 Page 96
Steve Orlando, ACO, and Hugo Petrus
Midnighter, Apollo and the Suicide Squad square off against The Unified–one of Henry Bendix’s most dangerous creations! Is their combined strength enough to stop a being as powerful as Superman and as intelligent as Midnighter?

POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE & DEATH #5 $2.99 Page 116
Amy Chu and Clay Mann
Trouble is brewing as Poison Ivy’s sporelings discover their powers and spread their wings, causing mayhem across Gotham City! Plus, a murderer-mastermind is revealed in this penultimate chapter of Life and Death! [Poison Ivy and Harley were always making out together and Harley writer Amanda Connor said Harley is bi. Whether Chu addresses Pamela’s sexuality in this mini remains to be seen.]

ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #12 $3.99 Page 120
Ray Fawkes and Ramon Bachs
Robin, Batman and Talia al Ghul team up on Dinosaur Island! But can Damian’s dream of his family finally coming together survive the rising power of the Lu’un Darga?

SECRET SIX #14 $2.99 Page 102
Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham
In this climactic issue, it’s Strix versus Shiva! The Six versus the League of Assassins! The return of a beloved DC hero! All this and scrambled eggs, too, in this funky, freaky issue!

SINESTRO #23 $2.99 Page 123
Cullen Bunn and Martin Coccolo
Soranik Natu is now in command of the most powerful–and most dangerous–police force in the universe! But with murderous traitors in the ranks, vengeance-hungry Red Lanterns spreading through the depths of space, and her father, Sinestro, trying to guide her hand, will she be able to maintain control? Or will she crack under the pressure? [Cullen Bunn wrote Dez Trevius’ back story in Sinestro annual #2 to show he’d been romantically involved with another man from his home world.]

STARFIRE #12 $2.99 Page 99
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Elsa Charretier
Starfire is finally figuring out the world around her as she surrounds herself with her new friends and extended family for a romantic and wild end to her Key West adventure.[Charretier is the artist who drew IDW’s Infinite Loop mini series which was a sci fi/time travel story with two women in love at the center of it.]

TEEN TITANS #20 $2.99 Page 103
Greg Pak and Ian Churchill
The Fearsome Five is back! These deadly Teen Titans villains are gunning for Raven as if their lives depended on it. What dark secret drives their mission? It’s one Red Robin doesn’t want the team to learn! A new game-changing epic begins in “All For One.” [Greg Pak was a backer of Geeks Out’s Flame Con Kickstarter.]

WONDER WOMAN ’77 Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 135M
Marc Andreyko, Drew Johnson, Matt Haley, Jason Badower, Cat Staggs, and others
Travel back to the sizzling ’70s as the undercover Amazon Princess joins forces with special agent Steve Trevor to defend America against Cold War-era criminals. A search for an escaped Soviet scientist brings Wonder Woman to the hottest disco of the day, Studio 52, where a live stage act might prove more of a threat to Wonder Woman than the Russian Roller Derby girls out to bring the scientist home. This new title collects Wonder Woman ’77 Special #1-2.

VERTIGO

ASTRO CITY #35 $3.99 Page 137
Kurt Busiek and Ron Randall
A spotlight on three generations of Jack-in-the-Box, as the second Jack-in-the-Box’s son must decide whether to follow in the family footsteps or take another path. Also featuring the Trouble Boys, Mister Drama, the Weirdies and more. And featuring guest artist Ron Randall. [A trans character was featured in #16 and a gay couple shown in #13.]

CLEAN ROOM #8 $3.99 Page 139
Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt
Shocking news comes from on high concerning the seemingly indestructible Astrid Mueller…and Chloe meets with Detective Avil Demakos as they dig deeper into the deadly mysteries of the Clean Room. The second arc of this hit series starts with a bang.

CLEAN ROOM: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Vol 1 TP $14.99 Page 139
Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt
In the first six issues of this new Vertigo series, meet Astrid Mueller, the enigmatic leader of a giant self-help organization. Journalist Chloe Pierce’s fiance committed suicide after reading Astrid’s book–and now Chloe is determined to find out who Astrid Mueller really is and learn the secret of the Clean Room, where your deepest fears are revealed.
Clean Room Vol 1

RED THORN #7 $3.99 Page 143
David Baillie and Steven Pugh
Come with us as we visit the Glasgow of 1991, where you’ll find a few familiar faces, and some of the answers you’ve been searching for these past six months. Guest artist for our intermission chapter, “Hairspray Queen,” is none other than the legendary Steve Pugh, and he is pulling precisely zero punches in his depiction of this story. Prepare to weep [The male lead character is bi.]

D.E.

RED SONJA #5 Vol 3 $3.99 Page 339
Marguerite Bennett and Aneke
Hyrkania explodes into civil war – with Sonja leading the rebellion against the king she once loved! King Savas imprisons Midyan in his lair as the desperate rebels hunt for a creature out of legend to come to their aid…

VAMPIRELLA #3 Vol 3 $3.99 Page 340
Kate Leth and Eman Casallos
Vampirella and her companions dive into research on the mysterious Slade, with no shortage of trouble in the way – from witches to taxidermy to mutated monsters on the attack, it’s one hell of a week for Hollywood’s favorite vampire!

XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS #2 $3.99 Page 334
Genevieve Valentine and Ariel Medel
The fight is on! Xena and Gabrielle battle for their lives against the Harpies, who quickly reveal themselves to be more than they seem – but what happens when Gabrielle finds herself trapped between the past and the future?

DIGITAL MANGA

DOES THE FLOWER BLOSSOM Vol 3 $12.95 page 3548
Youichi and Sakurai have come a long way since that fateful meeting at the train station. But Youichi’s inability to express his feelings threatens to send their quasi-relationship back into nothingness. And with his rival now residing under the same roof, Sakurai finds himself forced to reconsider his hesitation with the seemingly ignorant Youichi.
Does The Flower Blossom Vol 3

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

CLUB LIFE IN MOOMIN VALLEY GN $9.95 Page 351
Tove Jansson
After being told that only “rebel fathers” can be admitted to Moominpappa’s new club, the Knights of the Catapult, Moominmamma defiantly decides to join a club of her own. Unfortunately for her, she accidentally joins a club of gangsters who revel in dubious and illegal activities. Comic misunderstandings, tested allegiances, and frivolous scandals make for an exciting adventure with the whole Moominvalley gang in another classic Tove Jansson tale.
Club Life In Moomin Valley

ON LOVING WOMEN GN $16.95 Page 352
Diane Obomsawin
On Loving Women is an all-new collection of stories by Diane Obomsawin about coming out, first love, and sexual identity. With this work, Obomsawin brings her gaze to bear on subjects closer to home — her friends and lovers’ personal accounts of first realizing they’re gay or first finding love with another woman. Her stripped-down pages use the bare minimum of linework to expressively reveal heartbreak, joy, irritation, and fear. Within these pages, Obomsawin has forged a poignant, powerful narrative that speaks to the difficulties of coming out and the joys of being loved.
On Loving Women

MOOMIN BUILDS A HOUSE GN $9.95 Page 352
Tove Jansson
Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format. After Mymble’s family comes to visit the Moomins, her littlest and most badly behaved sister, Little My, is left behind. She promises to behave if she is given Moomin’s bedroom; Moomin, tired of being forced out of his room, decides to build a house where all the rooms will belong to him. With Little My helping out, things are sure to go awry, but in the end, Moomin’s house-building misadventures teach him the value of a home.
Moomin Builds A House

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY $22.95 Page 352
Jillian Tamaki
Jillian 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.
Supermutant Magic Academy

LEGENDARY

THE INFINITE ADVENTURES OF JONAS QUANTUM TO $14.99 Page 378
Marc Guggenheim and Freddie Williams II
I Meet the most intelligent person to ever live: an unpredictable maverick whose mind is his super power, with the ability to unlock universes we’ve only dreamed of. Try to keep up with his journeys through space, time, alternate dimensions and everything in between, as he explores the furthest reaches of our imagination. His ingenious inventions and creations are centuries ahead of their time — but is the world truly ready for Jonas Quantum?
Infinite Adventures Of Jonas Quantum

IDW/ TOPSHELF

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #15 3.99 Page 180
Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell
Dark Jem part 5 of 5! Silica’s band The Sickness take over the Misfits’ Tour–and the Holograms have to work with the Misfits to stop her! And just as things look hopeless, an unexpected guest shows up in appropriately dramatic fashion to help save the day… or maybe bask in their destruction!

LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND DELUXE HC $39.99 Page 178
Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez
The Eisner Award-winning tale by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez is re-presented in a glorious deluxe, oversized package. This striking, all-ages collection includes the original four-issue series, plus never-before-seen pitch artwork from Shanower, and a detailed look at the process employed by Shanower, Rodriguez, and their editors to reinvent a celebrated property! Join Nemo as you Return to Slumberland for an experience like none other!
Little Nemo In Slumerland

IMAGE

BEAUTY #7 $3.99 Page 202
Jeremy Haun, Jason a Hurley, and Mike Hiddleston
New story arc! Think a criminal wouldn’t be all that affected by The Beauty outbreak? Well, you haven’t met Timo yet. He’ll prove you dead wrong. [Lesbian characters in the last arc.]

BITCH PLANET #10 $3.99 page 208
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
Eleanor’s gambit: The “President Bitch” arc concludes.

CRY HAVOC #5 $3.99 Page 221
Simon Spurrier and Ryan Kelly
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Afghanistan to be born? [Gay and lesbian characters have shown up.]

INVINCIBLE #128 $2.99 Page 213
Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Nathan Fairburn
Allen the Alien is under attack. Has Mark’s absence put all his friends and family in danger? Will he be able to put things right before it’s too late? [Kirkman showed Invincible’s best friend is gay. I can’t say if the character is still around though.]

JUPITER’S CIRCLE Vol 2 $16.99 Page 240
Mark Millar, Rick Burchett, Chris Sprouse and David Gianfelice
In mid-century America, the world’s greatest superheroes triumph in their public battles, while struggling with private ones. Social and political unrest take a personal toll as suspicion and betrayal cast a shadow over the most trusted friendships. Collects Jupiter’s Circle VOL. 2 #1-6. [One of the heroes is a gay man.]

MONSTRESS #6 $3.99 Page 215
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Maika and her friends face betrayal and death, and only the monster inside–and her growing relationship with it–can save them. End of a story arc. Monstress will return in August.

NO MERCY Vol 2 $14.99 Page 240
Alex De Campi and Carla Speed McNeil
Lost in Central America after an accident, nine teens begin to find their way home… and into more trouble. Collects issues #5-9.
No Mercy Vol 2

RAT QUEENS #16 $3.99 Page 216
Kurtis J Wiebe, Tess Fowler, and Tamra Bonvillain
“When Beards Collide” Part 2: It’s back to basics for the Rat Queens. With two new additions to the team, killing monsters for profit proves to be a lot harder than it used to!

SAGA Vol 6 $14.99 Page 241
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her star-crossed family learns hard lessons of their own. Collects issues #31-36.
Saga Vol 6

WALKING DEAD #154 $2.99 Page 225
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
Led to slaughter. [One of the men who was half of a gay couple was spoilers! Also, two other gay people in the cast.]

THE WICKED + DIVINE #19 $3.50 Page 226
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson
“Action” part 2: Gods of the Underworld, in the Underworld. Perfectly safe now. Definitely. Stuff definitely doesn’t explode. That doesn’t happen.

MARVEL

Thanks to Mike McDermott for his advice with post Secret War Marvel books, including paraphrased info included here! Greg Pak has a history of LGBT inclusiveness so his Totally Awesome Hulk may be a book to watch. Could readers see Wiccan guest star in Scarlet Witch? And with other heroes rotating in to A-Force will any be LGBT? Will the new Hercules series acknowledge the incorrigible demi-god’s bisexuality?

AGENTS OF SHIELD #5 $3.99 Page 42
Marc Guggenheim and German Peralta
Coulson captive! Simmons dying! The Amazing Spider-Man marked for death! And if that wasn’t enough… the Marvel Comics Universe debut of Gant Ward.

ALL NEW INHUMANS #7 $3.99 Page 64
James Asmus and Andre Aruajo
New story begins here. The Unpredictable Anna Kravinoff (a.k.a., one of the Kraven family) joins the cast and leads Crystal and her crew to the wilds of Africa in search of a hidden Inhuman enclave that holds answers to Flint’s past. Who are these isolationist Inhumans and why was Flint sent away at such a young age?! * Those answers will cause the All-New Inhumans all kinds of problems. [James Asmus has also revealed that one of the new Inhuman characters will be gay.]

ALL NEW X-MEN #9 $3.99 Page 68
Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley
“Apocalypse Wars” continues! The All New X-Men’s entry into “Apocalypse Wars” starts here! The All New X-Men are on a mission to step out of the shadows of their predecessors and write their own futures. And none are more determined to forge their own way than Evan Sabahnur, who is allegedly destined to one day become the genocidal villain Apocalypse. But now, by way of an unintentional intervention by his teammate Beast, Evan is brought face-to-face with Apocalypse himself…and also brought face-to-face with the question he’s been running from: Can you escape your destiny?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 Page 31
Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli
Power Play begins here! The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the rest of the All-New All-Different Avengers come together for this huge story! The most dangerous foe from Secret Wars, Regent makes his true intentions known – and it will take the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe to stop him. [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #8 $3.99 Page 24
Nick Spencer and Brent Schoonover
It’s the Superior Foes of Ant-Man! Scott’s weird new rogues gallery has a new job– thanks to the dastardly Power Broker and his HENCH app. Why is it so dastardly? It keeps crashing! Hate when apps do that. [Gay Machinesmith has carried over from the previous series. We’ll have to wait and see if the same holds true of the gay Indian-American man who inherited Giant Man’s suit.]

CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 $3.99 Page 61
Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, and Kris Anka
The crew of Alpha Flight Space station find themselves face-to-face with their greatest threat to date As Carol comes to a greater understanding of the legacy of Captain Marvel, she learns that maybe she doesn’t have to punch her way through every problem.

CIVIL WAR II #0 $4.99 Page 10
Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel
From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel’s new explosive event. Watch as the players are introduced and the table is set for a storyline that fans will be talking about for years.

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #10 $3.99 Page 71
Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos
“Apocalypse Wars” continues here in “Omega World”: Part 3! Trapped a thousand years in the future, the X-Men are literally mutantkind’s last hope! Not only has Apocalypse deemed the mutant race obsolete, but he’s also claimed one of the X-Men as his newest Horseman. Can the X-Men survive a trip across the perilous landscape of Omega World to restore mutantkind’s future and rescue their teammate?

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #7 $3.99 Page 51
Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Flaviano Armentaro
New story begins! What’s next for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur? The all new, all different, most amazin Marvel Team-Up continues… Face to face with the Terrigen Cloud that could turn her Inhuman, Lunella Lafayette’s world is about to turn upside down! Now more than ever, she’ll have to rely on smarts and keep a cool head! Meanwhile, a new boy in school has moved to town from far, far away…but why is he so interested in Lunella? Plus, the most wanted T-Rex in NYC is running out of places to lie low. Part One of “Cosmic Cooties” begins here!!!

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR: BFF TP Vol 1 $17.99 Page 119
Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustos
Lunella Lafayette is a preteen genius who wants to change the world, but lives in fear of the Inhuman genes inside her! Now, Lunella’s life is turned upside down when a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call…today! Together they’re the most Marvelous Team-Up of all — Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD’s dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T-Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another — especially when they’re the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there’s the fact that everyone’s favorite dino didn’t journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk — New York City’s deadliest tourists! Collecting issues #1-6.
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur Vol 1

NEW AVENGERS #9 & 10 $3.99 Page 18
Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval
A.I.M. vs S.H.I.E.L.D. starts now! They’ve lost the Island, the money, the toys, the charismatic leader, the champagne-dispensing robot and half the membership. Where do the New Avengers go from here? Can you say… Tippy Toe’s Kookie Quartet? Guest-starring – The Scarlet Witch! The Plunderer! And the last chance to catch your breath before Civil War II!

PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT #6 $3.99 Page 66
Kate Leth and Brittney L Williams
In this very special issue #6 of Patsy Walker, AKA HELLCAT, will she: A) Visit Cney Island with her cool and stylish pals B) Get into an adventure involving rollercoasters, or C) Kick a whole mess of butts? (Answer: All of the above!)

PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT: HOOKED ON A FELINE Vol 1 TP $15.99 Page 121
Kate Leth and Brittney L Williams
Patsy Walker has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally) — but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging bullets, she barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about Patsy’s past resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to living a triple one, what the Hell is Patsy supposed to do? There’ll be burgers, monsters and rent checks; old friends like Howard the Duck and Valkyrie; and a ghost from the past with questionable motives! Comics’ most flexible heroine has been a provisional Avenger, a Defender, Satan’s daughter-in-law and a dead woman — but she’s never been anything like this! Collecting issues #1-5.
Patsy Walker Hellcat Vol 1

SILK #8 $3.99 Page 35
Robbie Thompson and Tana Ford
Cindy Moon learns how her Earth-65 counterpart has affected her life in the Marvel Universe. Both Mockingbird and Black Cat confront Silk – and they ain’t happy! [Will the lesbian couple in the previous volume’s support cast return?]

SQUADRON SUPREME #7 $3.99 Page 22
James Robinson and Leonard Kirk
As the Squadron gets closer to the answer–who is the cabal of alien races on Earth and what threat do they pose to the planet – things get personal for Doctor Spectrum as she confronts the man who helped destroy her universe and save her life…Black Bolt! Also, the Squadron’s Nighthawk vs. the Nighthawk of the Marvel Universe?? [In terms of LGBT content, Thundra is shown on the cover to issue #1, and she was outed as bisexual in Peter David’s She-Hulk series a few years ago. There has also been a lot of fan speculation about this version of Hyperion from Hickman’s Avengers run.]

SQUADRON SUPREME: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Vol 1 TP $15.99 Page 118
James Robinson and Leonard Kirk
They’re the sole survivors of lost Earths, and they’ll do anything to protect this one — whether you like it or not! The former Avenger Hyperion. The Nighthawk of Supreme Power. Blur from the New Universe’s DP7. Doctor Spectrum of the Great Society. And the original Squadron’s Power Princess. Together, they’re the Squadron Supreme, and they don’t care about the rules. If you stand in their way, that’s your problem! First on their to-do list: Namor, destroyer of Doctor Spectrum’s homeworld. He must pay for his crimes — and pay dearly. But the Squadron’s extreme measures attract the attention of the Uncanny Avengers! And when the team descends into Weirdworld — the newest, strangest corner of the Marvel Universe — can they escape without the aid of Thundra? Collecting issues #1-5 (2015) and material from Avengers #0 (2015).
Squahttp://amzn.to/1SNddsHdron Supreme Vol 1

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #6 $3.99 Page 25
Greg Pak and Mike Choi
New story begins! The Hulk finds himself caught between the Enchantress and the Mighty Thor! When the monster in the trunk breaks loose, the Ten Realms may never be the same! Don’t miss the shocking reveal of a side of Amadeus you’ve never seen before! [Greg Pak was a backer of Geeks Out’s Flame Con Kickstarter.]

THE ULTIMATES #7 $3.99 Page 16
Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort
The Ultimates deal with the fallout from their journey Outside and the return of Anti-Man! Meanwhile, Project Pegasus holds the key to humanity’s survival or destruction and Thanos is coming for it! [Ms America may have a girlfriend as part of the supporting cast, based on the short-story in the Avengers #0 one-shot.]

ONI PRESS

ANOTHER CASTLE #3 $3.99 Page 388
Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau
After Misty’s (semi) successful bank heist, the kingdom of Grimoire is on high alert. Shadeling spies are everywhere, and Misty and her friends must rely on their wits to keep their rebellion under wraps. Even so, they’re closer than ever to overthrowing Badlug! Now if only they could find a good king to replace him…

RANDOM HOUSE

HILO: SAVING THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD Vol 2 GN $13.99 Page 393
Judd Winick
Hilo’s back in this funny, action-packed, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls “delightful” and Lincoln Peirce says “every kid will love!” DJ and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo… isn’t. Hilo is just settling into life on earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? Outstanding!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town. And Holy Mackerel! Even stranger creatures are coming through them! But it will take more than a giant mutant chicken, a Viking hippo, a magical warrior cat, or even a few million killer vegetables to stop Team Hilo…er, won’t it? Can Hilo, DJ, and Gina figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they destroy the earth?
Hilo: Saving The Whole Wide World

SUBLIME

LOVE STAGE!! Vol 5 $12.99 Page 398
Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou
Izumi’s career as an entertainer is in full swing. He’s costarring in a TV show with Ryoma and showing extraordinary promise as an actor, but that only deepens Ryoma’s anguish. Will they be forced to choose work over love? As the two try to figure things out, disaster strikes!
Love Stage Vol 5

TITAN

BATMAN 1960S TV SHOW FACTS AND STATS HC $16.95 Page 422
Joe Desris
Everything you need to know about the 1960s Batman TV series in one book! KA-POW! BOFF! ZAP! This action-packed gift book is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman classic TV series. The Dynamic Duo, the colourful villains, the gadgets — it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled book is loaded with great photos. The ideal gift for all Batman fans!
Batman 1960s TV SHOW

MICHAEL MOORCOCK LIBRARY: ELRIC – THE DREAMING CITY Vol 3 $14.99 Page 409
Roy Thomas and P Craig Russell
Following his triumphant return to the city of Imrryr, Elric: The Dreaming City chronicles the Eternal Champion’s most desperate and epic adventure to date as he attempts to reclaim the Ruby Throne, rescue his beloved, Cymoril, and reconcile with his damaged psyche.
Elric The Dreaming City

VERTICAL

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY GN Vol 10 12.95 Page 442
Fumi Yoshinaga
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!
What Di You Eat Yesterday

March 15, 2016
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