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LGBT Previews July 2017 Part 1

Here are comics and graphic novels either by LGBTQ writers and artists or with LGBTQ characters and themes from Previews’ July catalog. This is your chance to order the Heathen trade by Natasha Alterici if you missed out on the four issue mini. That’s Aydis the hero in Heathens up above and the story is full of heroism, heart, and humor! Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrrera return with a new Kim & Kim mini! American Gods has a coloring book! And check out the All New Classic Archie if you’ve missed the — ahem –classic Archie and the gang!

Find part two with comics, trades, etc from the “Big 5” right here.

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! As much as we try, sometimes a book, series, or creator is overlooked. Send us a message if that’s the case or to let us know about your work that doesn’t appear in Previews.

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ABSTRACT STUDIOS

MOTOR GIRL #7 $3.99 Page 254
Terry Moore
Sam learns her brain tumor may be the cause of her imaginary friend Mike. Vic realizes he is in love with Sam and comes up with a plan to stop Walden’s UFO killer.

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY: THE RISE #2 $3.99 Page 267
Marguerite Bennett and Juan Doe
A city by the sea rises, ruled by animals who become more human and humans who become more animal. All the while, Adam, an imprisoned veterinarian, works on the technology that would give his captors the strength to change the world…

INSEXTS #12 $3.99 Page 271
Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina
The rebellion reaches a fever pitch as the prisoners of the museum come to life – and rise up against Lady and Mariah!

ARCHIE

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE Vol 1 TP $17.99 Page 284
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla
If you haven’t discovered Archie’s Afterlife with Archie yet, the Previewa Exclusive cover is now in its final printing! When Jughead’s beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his canine companion — Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he’s not the same — and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie and the gang to try to escape Riverdale! Collects issues 1-5 featuring the first storyline “Escape from Riverdale” from the ongoing TEEN+ comic book horror series Afterlife with Archie. PX ED FINAL PTG (OFFERED AGAIN) (STK635162)

ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1 $3.99 Page 288
Ty Templeton, Dan Parent, and Ty Templeton
Classic-style Archie makes his return in this all-new, all-ages comic from Ty Templeton and Dan Parent! Issue #1 features one of five connecting variant covers by Les McClaine. Collect them all to create one giant image of Pop’s Chock’lit Shop! (STL048744)

ARCHIE #22 $3.99 Page 284
Mark Waid and Pete Woods
The end has come for one of Riverdale’s most beloved residents. This is one you’re going to want to buy, keep, and re-read over the years, because we promise it will never leave you. [Kevin Keller is in the cast.] (STL048729)

ARCHIE Vol 1 TP $19.99 Page 284
Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
Archie, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here by two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on the origins of everyone’s favorite redheaded teen and his friends while showcasing the beginnings of the historic love triangle between Archie, Betty, and Veronica. Collects Archie #1-6 and bonus content including scripts, sketches, and variant covers. (OFFERED AGAIN) (STK695671)

ARCHIE Vol 2 TP $19.99 Page 284
Mark Waid, Veronica Fish, and Thomas Pitilli
The all-new Archie adventure continues! Superstar writer Mark Waid teams up with rising star artist Veronica Fish to bring a modern take to the legendary Riverdale cast of characters. The elusive, rich Veronica Lodge has taken Riverdale by storm — and it’s caused everyone to take sides, with Archie Andrews stuck in the middle of it all. Relive all the drama, all the romance and all the beautiful art and storytelling once more in this graphic novel that collects Archie #7-12. (OFFERED AGAIN) (STL022764)

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255 $6.99 Page 288
Dan Parent and Rick Koslowski
In “Summer Breakdown,” Betty and Veronica decide to go on a road trip to Florida, but things go awry when Veronica’s car breaks down and the BFFs are stranded in a weird town! (STL048733)

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #8 $3.99 Page 286
Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio
The Pussycats take Tokyo! As the band prepares for the biggest audience of its career, two men enter, one manager leaves in… “Beyond Tokyo Dome.” (STL048734)

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #26 $4.99 Page 288
Dan Parent
Brand new summer story! In “You Scream For Ice Cream,” Jughead and Archie become camp counselors and ice cream entrepreneurs! Resolicited. (FEB171216)

RIVERDALE #4 $3.99 Page 286
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Joe Eisma
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this all-new, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale. (STL048737)

RIVERDALE DIGEST #2 $5.99 Page 28
Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, and various
See how everything led to the CW’s Riverdale TV show with this digest-sized collection featuring stories from our recently relaunched titles, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie and Me! (STL048741)

ROAD TO RIVERDALE Vol 1 TP $14.99 Page 286
Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, and various
Read the stories that inspired the new CW television series! In the past two years, the little town of Riverdale has changed in a number of amazing ways. The entire Archie universe has been given a fresh coat of paint and it’s only getting bigger and better from here. Road to Riverdale presents to readers all of the first issues of each of our new series so far, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats, and Reggie & Me. This graphic novel features riveting stories and dazzling artwork from superstar writers and artists like Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Marguerite Bennett, Fiona Staples, Chip Zdarsky, and many more. (OFFERED AGAIN) (STL029370)
SABRINA #7 $4.99 Page 284
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack
The horror adventures of Sabrina return! Learn the haunting back story of Sabrina’s father, Edward Spellman. (JUL161256)

SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES Vol 1 TP $17.99 Page 284
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics’ latest horror sensation starts here! Compiles the first five issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (OFFERED AGAIN) (STL009765)

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #70 $4.99 Page 288
Dan Parent
Brand new summer story! In “Club Dread,” Veronica brings the gang to a fun-filled island resort. But she doesn’t tell them about the horror-themed murder mystery event that happens at night!

BLACK MASK

KIM & KIM: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #1 $3.99 Page 298
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrrera
The Fighting Kims finally get the bounty of their lives and Kim D reconnects with an ex-girlfriend, so of course everything immediately goes catastrophically wrong. This high-flying, rad AF tale of exes and woes is the first in a four-part follow-up to 2016’s summer favorite. Awesome!

KIM AND KIM Vol 1 TP $12.99
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrera
Kim & Kim are 20 something besties making a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement. A day-glo action adventure that’s bursting with energy and enthusiasm, Kim & Kim puts queer women and trans women front and center in an adventure that’s bright, happy, punk rock, sci fi & queer as all get-out

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #34 $3.99 Page 298
Patrick Kindlon and Maria Llovet
Reno’s efforts to stay in the public eye leave her feeling, ahem, exposed. It takes a lot to stay relevant, and high-risk activities are what sells. Kailee is just as big a pain for her kidnappers as she is for the rest of the world. Devin gets proactive about the murder and decides to smoke out his prey. Reno and the gang are left with nowhere to hide. The end is near. [The 7 page preview in Quantum Teens Are Go! #1 includes panels of two women seducing each other and leading up to having sex.]

BOOM

CLIVE BARKER HELLRAISER OMNIBUS Vol 1 TP $39.99 Page 314
Clive Barker, Mark Miller, Christopher Monfette, Robb Humphreys, Anthony Diblasi, Brandon Siefert, Stephen Thompson, Jesus Hervas, Marcio Henrique, and others
Clive Barker returns to tell a new chapter in the official continuity-a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites… and Pinhead! Over 500 pages, collecting Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #1-20 and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Annual #1.

GOLDIE VANCE has changed from a monthly series to a graphic novel format.

GODSHAPER #4 $3.99 Page 315
Simon Spurrier and Jonas Goonface
It’s an all-out underground nightclub fightorama…with Ennay stuck in the middle!

GO GO POWER RANGERS #1 $3.99 Page 306
Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora
The untold, personal story of what happens to Jason, Kim, Trini, Zack, and Billy following in the days after they first became Power Rangers.
Fighting evil is hard, but surviving high school may be even harder-welcome to real life in Angel Grove.

JONESY Vol 3 TP $14.99 Page 318
Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle
Jonesy has moved in with her mom, away from her issues in Plymouth! But she can’t run forward…and before she knows it, her problems are gonna catch up! Collects issues #9-12.

LUMBERJANES #40 $3.99 Page 318
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
Parents’ Day at camp is finishing up, with an Abuelita rescue mission, a trickster to out-trick, and the surprise arrival of…Molly’s parents?

LUMBERJANES BADGES $4.99 Page 318
Kat Leyh
Holy Mae Jemison! Deck out your sash with your favorite iron-on badges straight from the pages of the Eisner Award-winning Lumberjanes! (Ten different badges)

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #17 $3.99 Page 307
Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya
The next Power Rangers epic starts here! The Power Rangers are finally reunited, but can things ever be the same?

SLAM! #8 $3.99 Page 319
Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish
Besties and derby-gals Ithinka Can and Knockout are getting it together and skating their butts off in this final issue of SLAM!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #6 $3.99 Page 321
Melanie Gilman and Katy Farina
Steven and Connie enjoy another day in Beach City!

THE WOODS #33 $3.99 Page 315
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Final arc starts here! As war rages on the alien moon, those back on Earth put together one last attempt to bring Bay Point home.

CHAPTERHOUSE

DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL $3.99 Page 330
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
It’s Summertime and Kitty and her friends are at the beach ready for some fun and sun! The biggest craze this summer is the magically delicious tacos from the new taco stand that’s opened upon the beach. Kitty and company can’t get enough of their hard-shelled goodness, but what’s the secret ingredient? Find out this Summer in “Taco Hell!” (STL044879)

FANTOMAH #3 $3.99 Page 330
Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee
The Chapterverse continues! Bodies are piling up. Rumours of The Weeping Woman are spreading. The city’s criminal element is running scared, jumping at its own shadow, and turning onitself.But it’s Paz Gallegos who has the most tofear. The closer she draws to the truth of her sisters’ disappearance, the farther she drifts from her own humanity and into the waiting arms of Fantomah. (STL048901)

VALENTIN AND THE WIDOW: THE MANDRAKE MACHINE $9.99 Page 330
Andrew Wheeler
Book one of a new prose novel series. The first in a series of novellas set in the 1920s, telling the story of widowed English aristocrat Eleanora Rosewood, her Russian valet Sacha Valentin, and their quest to take down the covert evil organization known as Dominion. The globetrotting adventure begins when Lady Rosewood travels to Shanghai on the trail of a doomsday machine of her late husband’s design. Faced with terrible danger, she enlists the aid of a troubled Russian sailor. [This is a prose book.] (STL048915)

D.E.

RED SONJA #7 $3.99 Page 354
Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez
The She-Devil embarks on a whole new adventure… across America! Sonja takes a ride with Max in search of a way back home, and discovers maybe our worlds aren’t that different after all…

RED SONJA: WORLDS AWAY Vol 1 TP $19.99 Page 354
Amy Chu and Carlos E. Gomez
The barbarian She-Devil with a Sword faces a whole different world – New York City – in this new adventure written by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Kiss) and drawn by Carlos Gomez (The Dresden Files). Somewhere deep underground, strange and powerful demons clad in metal armor attack and roust Red Sonja from a deep magical sleep. Confused and weaponless, she must find a way to defeat these mysterious creatures, escape from her solitary prison, and make her way to the surface to discover where she is, and why the evil Kulan Gath summoned her there!

SOVEREIGNS #3 $3.99 Page 345
Ray Fawkes, Chuck Wendig, and Johnny Desjardins
he last days of the heroic age have arrived, threatening not just the existence of Earth’s protectors but humankind itself. As chaos envelops the world, Magnus discovers how human he really is, while Solar solves a truly shocking mystery! And prepare yourself for Turok’s Lost Valley like you’ve never seen it before! Bonus Turok story: The penultimate chapter of Turok’s tale! Turok and his uncertain ally Arthok have been captured by the cruel ruler of Railtown, reuniting Arthok with his lost love – but at what cost? Because now they’ve both been sentenced to DEATH!

DIGITAL MANGA

RETURN OF THE PRINCE GN $12.95 Page 358
Junko
At his sister’s wedding, Satake Kou is reunited with his cousin Fumihiro, who used to be dumb and fat as a child. Now that Fumihiro has transformed into a charismatic prince, Kou is undeniably self-conscious, but has no idea of Fumihiro’s high regard toward him since they were little. Fumihiro’s admiration has turned into something entirely different now. How will Kou respond to Fumihiro’s feelings? Adachi has been friends with Ritsu since they were children. Suddenly, Ritsu starts acting completely different, and the reason for that change seems to be Ritsu’s new sempai, a troublesome guy. Adachi slowly realizes that he feels more than just friendship towards Ritsu… but is it too late?

HARPER COLLINS

NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS OFFICIAL COLORING BOOK $16.99 Page 487
on Proctor and various
Enter the world of Neil Gaiman’s epic masterpiece with this unique coloring book featuring forty-six illustrations created exclusively for this volume. The land of Neil Gaiman’s beloved, bestselling novel American Gods is a place where gods — old and new, good and evil — walk among humans. For the first time, fans of this modern masterwork can bring Gaiman’s intricately imagined landscape to life thanks to dozens of gorgeously rendered black-and-white line drawings from renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, Jon Proctor, and Craig Phillips.

ONI

ATOMIC BLONDE: THE COLDEST CITY $14.99 Page 407
Antony Johnson and Sam Hart
November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will come down with it. But before that happens there is one last bit of cloak & dagger to attend to. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East – a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. No list was found on his body. Now Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no pre-existing ties to Berlin, has been sent into this powderkeg of social unrest, counter-espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations to bring back the list and save the lives of the British agents whose identities reside on it.

ATOMIC BLONDE: THE COLDEST WINTER $14.99 Page 407
Antony Johnson and Steven Perkins
After a string of botched assignments for MI6 in Berlin, David Perceval is being sent home. Even his final mission before leaving — the defection of a Soviet scientist — goes badly wrong, as the coldest winter for 30 years descends on Europe. With transport out of Berlin impossible, and the KGB searching everywhere for their lost scientist, Perceval must improvise a deadly game of cat and mouse through the frozen city to keep the Russians at bay, and deliver his own unique brand of revenge!

HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #2 $3.99 Page 404
Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson Iv
Absence makes the heart grow fonder and after spending the last several months avoiding her criminal past to try and build a normal life, Callie is fonder than ever. Forced to set her normal existence aside and break her anarchist pals out of a Canadian jail, Callie finds herself head over heels for her old life. When this one-time dalliance threatens to turn into a full-blown crime spree, Callie turns to the only person who will understand: Mercer.

KIM REAPER #4 $3.99 Page 404
Sarah Graley
Kim is suspended from her job as a Grim Reaper and is working in a bakery with Becka–a welcome change of scenery, until a zombie rolls up to the counter. Animated corpses are the last straw, gosh darnit, so the pair decide to take matters into their own hands and venture down into the Underworld. And if they end up kicking some ghoulish booty on the way, that’s fine with them!

SUBLIME

TEN COUNT Vols 1 – 4 $12.99 each Page 418
Rihito Takarai
Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows. (OFFERED AGAIN)

Shirotani begins opening his heart to Kurose, until the counselor suddenly tells him that their sessions are over. Shocked, Shirotani withdraws into his home, refusing to come out. Out of the blue, Kurose texts him and asks to see him. What will Shirotani do when he finds out the secret Kurose has been hiding from him this whole time? (OFFERED AGAIN)

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. (OFFERED AGAIN)

At the mercy of Kurose’s hands and words, Shirotani finally hears the full reason Kurose fell in love with him. The truth is such a surprise that Shirotani runs away from him in shock, and it isn’t long before his body starts aching for Kurose’s touch, causing Shirotani to soothe his own desire. But in doing so, he scares up memories of the traumatic event at the core of his compulsion. (OFFERED AGAIN)

TITAN

SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER TPB $12.99 Page 4299
Steven Moffat and Jay
Collection of the brilliant manga adaptation of the fanatically followed tv show, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

VAULT

HEATHEN Vol 1 TP $15.99 Page 456
Natasha Alterici
From critically acclaimed creator Natasha Alterici comes an Nordic fantasy adventure that defies conventions and expectations. Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. Collects the first four sold-out issues!

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