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LGBT Previews July 2017 Part 2

Forgive me. This was all ready to go as news about the Manchester bombing and the deaths and injuries caused by it were breaking.

Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and indies is 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!

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DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #5 $3.99 Page 487
Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
Strange things continue to plague Shadow and Wednesday as their mad American road trip takes them all the way to a surreal roadside attraction, the House on the Rock, where they encounter Mr. Nancy and the world’s largest carousel!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 11 #9 $3.99 Page 70
Christos Gage and Georges Jeanty
The great escape is underway as Buffy, Faith, and Willow infiltrate headquarters at the Safe Zone. Everything and everyone they expected to stop their mission is in the way. The question is, can two powerless girls and one Slayer succeed with these ridiculous odds? Elsewhere: unexpected vampire complications…

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS SEASON 8 Vol 1 TP $24.99 Page 69
Joss Whedon, various, and Karl Moline
Series creator Joss Whedon brought Buffy the Vampire Slayer back to life with this comics-only follow-up to Season 7 of the television show. Aptly named Season 8, these comics are the official sequel to Buffy and continue where the live-action series left off with the Slayer, her friends, and their ongoing challenge to fight the forces of darkness. This oversized omnibus edition is one of two volumes that will contain the entirety of Season 8. Contains Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Volumes 1-2 (excluding sketchbook materials), all series covers (Buffy Season 8 #1-#20), the Willow one-shot Goddesses and Monsters, and the “Always Darkest” short from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #24. (Offered again)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: BIG BADS & MONSTERS COLORING BOOK $14.99 Page 63
Karl Moline, Georges Jeanty, Stephen Byrne, and others
Demons, horror, and fantasy fill these original illustrations based on Joss Whedon’s cult-classic television series. Inside this volume focused on their greatest foes, you’ll find heroes Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles fighting to save the world from the likes of the Master, Angelus, Spike, Drusilla, and other supernatural beasts and beings. Features forty-five original black-and-white illustrations. Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s cult-classic television series!

COLDER OMNIBUS TPB $14.99 Page 65
Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra
Declan Thomas, the former patient of an insane asylum that was destroyed in a fire, has the strange ability to step inside a person’s madness-and sometimes cure it. He hopes to one day cure his own, but time is running out, as a demonic predator pursues him. Collects the entire Colder series.

EMPOWERED DELUXE EDITION Vol 3 HC $59.99 Page 57
Adam Warren
Prepare your puny intellect for wonders awe-inspiring, comedy gut-busting, and images steamy within Adam Warren’s Empowered Deluxe Edition Volume 3. Collected within its vast confines are Empowered Volumes 7, 8, and 9 plus a priceless hoard of unpublished artwork, author’s notes, and arcane wisdom both illuminating and terrifying to behold! Hardcover edition, 704 pages, limited to initial printing only!

ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN #5 $3.99 Page 61
Adam P Knave, D J Kirkbride and Nickolas Brokenshire
Enemies are revealed and plans are set in motion as the Fae go to war! Can Rani, Gwen, Lance, and Merlin save humanity? And even if they do . . . at what cost?

ZODIAC STARFORCE: CRIES OF THE FIRE PRINCE #1 $3.99 Page 59
Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests-they’re also battling monsters!
After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions, the girls thought they’d get a little break! But a new big bad’s come out to play, and demons are starting to overrun the downtown!

DC

ACTION #983 & 9824 $2.99 Page 79
Dan Jurgens, Jack Herbert and Viktor Bogdanovic
“Revenge” part one! A beaten and battered Superman can barely hold his own against the revenge squad of his greatest foes–but hope rushes from the horizon as the Superman family arrives! [Maggie Sawyer has returned to Metropolis.]

“Revenge” part two! A battle of titanic proportions rages through Superman’s arctic fortress as General Zod reveals his ultimate plan by accessing the Phantom Zone. Superman’s family’s lives hang in the balance as “Revenge” concludes.

BATGIRL #13 $3.99 Page 821
Hope Larson and Eleonara Carlini
“Bats and Cats” part one! When an innocent bystander close to Batgirl’s heart gets caught in between a feud between herself and Catwoman, what started as just another case could become direly important.[Alysiah and Jo are back in the supporting cast now that Batgirl has returned to Gotham.]

BATMAN THE SHADOW #4 $3.99 Page 112
Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, and Riley Rossmo
The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City’s worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman’s heart! But if he’s freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?

BATWOMAN #5 $3.99 Page 86
Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, and Steve Epting
“The Many Arms of Death” epilog! In this special one-off issue with art by Stephanie Hans (Angela), learn the truth of what went down between Kate and Safiyah, which led to the future Batwoman having to leave Coryana for what she was sure would be forever!

DARK DAYS THE CASTING #1 $4.99 Page 80
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, and various
The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #30 & 31 $3.99 Page 114
Marguerite Bennett, Laura Braga, Carmen Nunez Carnero, and Aneke
The original Bombshells lineup discovers how Killer Frost became a killer ice queen and end up tangled in the dangerous delusions of Hugo Strange. Then, as Faora joins the battle in Leningrad, she reveals to Supergirl what her origin is and how she is related to Faora.

The sound of a metronome echoes through Leningrad’s streets, reminding people they are still alive…for now. Supergirl can feel her father is still alive, and joins Harley’s traveling circus, where Power Girl and Superman have now become part of the show! Then, it’s the return of Bunny Constantine as he and Zatanna fight Nazi-controlled mythical creatures in order to find Raven!

DETECTIVE #960 & 961 $2.99 Pages 90
James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez, and Raul Fernandez
“Intelligence” part three! ! With Zatanna joining the ranks of Batman’s allies, there shouldn’t be any foe the team can’t take on… but does that include their teammate Azrael himself, who just might be cracking up?

“Intelligence” part four! Batman and Batwing have thrown every technological trick they have at the powerful A.I. that the order of St. Dumas dubbed Ascalon… now there’s nothing left to do but pray!

FLASH #26 & 27 $2.99 Page 91
Joshua Williamson. Howard Porter, and Carmine Di Giandomenico
“Running Scared” part two! Barry Allen and Iris West witness a chilling vision of the future courtesy of the Reverse-Flash, who reveals the couple’s legendary romance will yield only darkness for the world of tomorrow. Now, Thawne forces The Flash to make a choice: spend forever alone or doom the future? [Hartley finally appears in #14 and dialog makes it appear he and Captain Singh are still a couple. But if they don’t appear more regularly Flash may be dropped from this list.]

“Running Scared” finale! Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Legendary enemies separated by centuries pulled through time itself to battle again and again. Until now. For one year the FLash has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!

GRAYSON THE SUPERSPY OMNIBUS HC $99.99 Page 132
Tom King, Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin, and various
Collects all of Dick Grayson’s adventures as Agent 37 for the spy organization known as Spyral! Faking his death, and entering a game of cat and mouse, Dick must take down Spyral from the inside in order to save his loved ones. This omnibus edition collects Grayson #1-20, Secret Origins #8, Grayson annual #1-3, Grayson: Future’s End #1, Robin War #1-2 and Nightwing: Rebirth #1, with appearances by Batman, Superman and more!

HARLEY QUINN #23 & 24 $2.99 Page 95
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and John Timms
“Red Roses” part three! The tension between Harley, Poison Ivy, and Red Tool hits the boiling point! Who’s gonna stay — and who’s gonna go? And in the backup story, “Harley Loves Joker” part seven, Batman is back on the deranged duo’s trail!

“The Parent Trap”! Harley has faced every challenge even she could possibly imagine, but can she survive… a visit from her parents?! And in “Harley Loves Joker” part eight, the duo’s new headquarters comes with some unforeseen complications!

HARLEY QUINN BY KESEL & DODSON DELUXE ED HC Vol 1 $29.99 Page 133
Karl Kesel, Terry Dodson, various, and Rachel Dodson
Terry Dodson and Karl Kesel’s original run on Harley Quinn is now in hardcover! In these tales, Harley must do without her beloved Mister J’s “calming” influence and take on the world on her own. From jailbreaks to shopping sprees to her origin story, this book is jam-packed with over-the-top action! Includes appearances by Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and more. Collects Harley Quinn #1-8.

HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK HC $29.99 Page 133
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and various
It’s the sensational team-up series in which Harley meets (and annoys) DC’s greatest heroes and villains! Harley meets up with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Lobo and more! But can she keep up with beings of this caliber? Collects Harley’s Little Black Book #1-6.

HELLBLAZER #11 $3.99 Page 96
Simon Oliver, Davide Fabbri, and Jose Marzan
“The Smokeless Fire” part six! Constantine finally gets what he wants — just in time to discover he’s a better man than he used to be. Maybe. But will that matter in the confrontation he and Marid have been building to?

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 & 11 $2.99 Page 98
Steve Orlando and Andy MacDonald
“Curse of the King Bucther” part one! The Ray never thought he would go back to Vanity, but the citizens of America’s most depressing city have found themselves caught in the middle of a mystic feud between order and chaos. The mysterious force known as the Might Beyond The Mirror has been granting Vanity’s greatest wishes; disabilities are healed, romances are restored and hope is rekindled. But it’s not meant to be, as a ruthless Lord of Order will stop at nothing to destroy the city’s dreams.

“Curse of the King Bucther” part two! The JLA face off against the Lord of Order called Kingbutcher! In a battle that forces Ray Terrill to confront his own dark past in full view of his new teammates, the heroes struggle with the question of returning reality to its proper state or allowing the people of Vanity — including Ray’s estranged mother — to fulfill their fondest desires.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE EXTREMISTS Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 127
Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis, and various
The new Justice League of America is here — and now, in these stories from issues #1-6 of the new series, they’re going to 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– and dangerous — brand of law and order on our chaotic world?

KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7 $3.99 Page 116
Marguerite Bennett, Dan Jurgens, and Klaus Janson
After the explosive ending of the last issue, writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Dan Jurgens fly us to the land of the Polar Parasites and the malevolent Snow Wizards that control them. Alongside his new allies, the Bulldog Brittaneks, Kamandi must fight to survive the cold. Will Kamandi make it long enough to find new clues about his missing parents? Or will this frost bite back?

NIGHTWING #24 & 25 $2.99/ $3.99 Page 100
Tim Seeley and Marcus To
“Blockbuster” part three! Nightwing is trapped on a submarine, and in order to escape he must defeat the most lethal villains in the DCU led by Tiger Shark! And if he can’t escape, Blockbuster will get what he wants: all of his criminal competition at the bottom of the sea, along with Nightwing!

“Blockbuster” part four! In this special oversize issue, the boardwalk is the heart and soul of Bludhaven, and Tiger Shark and Blockbuster are willing to kill each other and whoever else stands in their way to rule it. Nightwing has to find a way to stop them both or suffer a Bludhaven ruled by crime!

SUPERGIRL #11 $3.99 Page 103
Steve Orlando and Matias Bergara
“Escape from the Phantom Zone” part three! Supergirl must quell the maelstrom tearing apart the Phantom Zone, as Batgirl faces down the Phantom King one-on-one. If they fail, they’ll be lost in the Phantom Zone forever!

SUPERWOMAN #12 $2.99 Page 106
Kate Perkins and Stephen Segovia
“Rediscovery” part three! Superwoman has taken matters into her own hands, and has engaged in battle with the deadly Skyhook! The tragic origin of Crash is revealed, and the dark secret he carries has made him public enemy number one!

TEEN TITANS #10 $3.99 Page 107
Ben Percy and Khoi Pham
“Blood of the Manta” part two! After learning he’s the son of the villainous Black Manta, Jackson Hyde is forced to join his father on a journey to find the ocean’s greatest treasure–a game-changing weapon that would spell disaster for anyone in Manta’s way. Meanwhile, Damian’s status as team leader is challenged by Starfire, who recruits Tempest to help track down their missing member! Will the Teen Titans find their friend before Black Manta gains ultimate power? [In last year’s 80 paged Rebirth special it was learned that this Aqualad is gay.]

WILD STORM #5 $3.99 Page 117
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
Michael Cray, the world’s best professional killer, is going to get himself killed for refusing to assassinate an innocent. Angela Spica, whose only mistake was saving someone’s life, is discovering that her life is over forever, and that the people in this strange new world she’s forced to survive in…may not be people at all. Treaties have been breached. Secrets are being told. There’s a war coming. [This book skips August and returns in September.]

WILDSTORM: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC $29.99 Page 138
Brandon Choi, various, Jim Lee, various, and Scott Williams
In 1992 Jim Lee changed the course of comics history with the founding of WildStorm Productions, which would revolutionize the business and launch the careers of so many top creators. Now, the WS crew is back to celebrate 25 years of WildStorm with new short stories of the imprint’s greatest heroes by their classic creative teams, including WildC.A.T.s by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee; the Authority by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch; Gen13 by J. Scott Campbell; WildCats by Christos Gage and Dustin Nguyen; Backlash by Brett Booth, and more! This new hardcover also includes a massive pinup gallery featuring new art by WS alumni including John Cassaday, Tim Sale, Adam Hughes, Carlos D’Anda, Adam Warren, Tony Harris, Lee Bermejo, Ryan Benjamin, Neil Googe, Fiona Staples, Cully Hamner and more, plus behind-the-scenes material that will blow your mind, and epic reprints of some of WildStorm’s greatest stories! This new hardcover is a must-have for old fans and new readers alike!

WONDER WOMAN #26 & 257 $2.99 Page 110
Shea Fontana and Mirka Andolfo
“Heart of the Amazon” part one! part one! Writer Shea Fontana steps in for a new story! Wonder Woman finally takes a moment to catch her breath and attend a friend’s wedding… but unfortunately, horror’s followed her even there!

“Heart of the Amazon” part two! Someone close to Diana is behind the most recent attack on her and her friends… but what has this person learned about her powers that she never even knew herself?

WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUTH Vol 3 TP $16.99 Page 128
Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp
As Wonder Woman picks up the pieces of her shattered psyche in the wake of “The Lies,” Barbara Ann Minerva walks into the devil’s lair to defend her…or is she being led into a trap? And Diana, Steve and Etta come face to face with their newest foes–the deadly group known as Poison! But what do they have to do with the plot to unravel Wonder Woman’s life? Collects issues #13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25.

VERTIGO

LOST BOYS TP
Tim Seeley and Scott Godlewski
The stakes are raised in this nostalgic and unstoppable sequel to the ’80s cult classic vampire film, The Lost Boys. Santa Carla, California, is on edge. The eccentric coastal town and haven for the undead was finally returning to “normal” after its last supernatural scuffle left the local coven’s head vampire dead and gave newcomers Michael and Sam Emerson a housewarming both violent and bizarre. Now the brothers must team up with militant vampire hunters Edgar and Allan Frog when a new gang of ruthless, stunning, life-sucking nightcrawlers known as the Blood Belles emerges to collect Michael’s love interest and their lost sister, Star. Collects issues #1-6.

YOUNG ANIMAL

DOOM PATROL #7 $3.99 Page 122
Gerard Way and Nick Derington
This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. How have you been, Niles Caulder? The Chief is back, and he’s ready to reshape the new Doom Patrol to be just like the old Doom Patrol — a prospect not everyone is happy with. But the team’s former leader hasn’t grown less manipulative in his old age, so nobody make any rash decisions. Pretty sure he’s up to something. Michael Allred (iZOMBIE, Silver Surfer) joins The team for this special issue [Danny is featured in this series.]

IDW/ TOPSHELF

D4VE: D4VEOCRACY Vol 3 TP $17.99 Page 176
Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon
After conquering 34RTH as the greatest robot war hero, then saving it from invading aliens, D4VE’s next campaign gets political! In the wake of a robo-political assassination, D4VE begins a presidential campaign. A hip new app startup has other plans for the robot society, however, and creates the perfect political rival. The third arc of the acclaimed D4VE series returns in D4VEOCRACY.

D4VE Vol 1 TP $17.99 Page 176
Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon
Primetime TV; mortgages; traffic jams. The robots conquered earth, wiping out all life in the galaxy, but nothing changed. Meet D4VE, the greatest robot war hero, now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job. Can something, somewhere snap him out of this slump? Will a new presence on 34RTH ignite his long-lost spark for battle? (OFFERED AGAIN)

D4VE2 Vol 2TP $17.99 Page 176
Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon
One year later. With the world seemingly at peace, things seem pretty all right on 34RTH until a strange ship’s arrival sends D4VE head-first into an existential crisis: an inconceivable blast from the past that threatens not only D4VE’s dwindling relationship with 5C0TTY, but all of robot-kind itself! (OFFERED AGAIN)

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS INFINITE #2 $3.99 Page 186
Kelly Thompson and Stacey Lee
The first ever Jem/Misfits Crossover Event continues here in “Infinite Part Three!” Outside the walls, free of JEMCORP synergy technology, a resistance is building, one led by none other than bandmates and girlfriends Kimber and Stormer!

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS MISFITS INFINITE #1 $3.99 Page 186
Kelly Thompson and Jenn St Onge
The first ever Jem/Misfits Crossover Event continues here in “Infinite Part Three!” Outside the walls, free of JEMCORP synergy technology, a resistance is building, one led by none other than bandmates and girlfriends Kimber and Stormer!

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS THE MISFITS TP $19.99 Page 186
Kelly Thompson and Jenn St Onge
Their songs may be better, but the Misfits have lost their label and nobody will touch them in the music business. On the ropes and desperate to get back on top, they’re forced to consider the worst case scenario… A Misfits reality TV show. Though it promises the chance to get them back in the spotlight, it comes with a heavy, privacy-destroying price.

LOCKE & KEY HEAVEN & EARTH DLX HC ED $14.99 Paqgw 173
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Jay Fotos
Following the Small World deluxe edition, this special deluxe release finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, “Open the Moon!” Plus the other long-sold-out one-shot, “Grindhouse!” Plus: the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, “In the Can!” And additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more, all wrapped up in a beautiful 72-page hardcover package.

ORPHAN BLACK: DEVIATIONS #5 $3.99 Page 166
Heli Kennedy and Wayne Nichols
In a world where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different manner and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See all your favorite characters return in an all-new light!

P CRAIG RUSSELL STRANGE DREAMS ARTIST ED HC $125.00 Page 177
Don McGregor, Marc Andreyko, and P. Craig Russell
his gorgeous Artist’s Edition features two classic stories by master artist P. Craig Russell. The first is the final Killraven collaboration between Russell and McGregor in Marvel Graphic Novel #7, followed by Russell’s Doctor Strange: What is it That Disturbs You, Stephen? Both stories are complete and stand-alone adventures, and delicately delineated in Russell’s lovely illustrative style. Rounding out this Artist’s Edition will be a gallery section with earlier examples of Russell’s Killraven and Doctor Strange works. [This is an oversized (12 x 17) artist’s edition book.]

IMAGE

THE BEAUTY #16 $3.99 Page 213
Jeremy Haun, Jason A Hurley, and Thomas Nachlik
End of story arc. The hunt for the Narcissus Killer ends as Detectives Vaughn and Foster come face to face with a career-defining enemy.

BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE #2 $3.99 Page 214
Che Grayson, Sharon de la Cruz, and various
DeConnick and De Landro Present: The Triple Feature! Patriarchy beware…this sci-fi kidney punch can’t be stopped! Return to Bitch Planet for more tales from a world gone upside down…that might just be around the corner… Plus all the backmatter you can handle! 100 percent Grade A satire. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies.

CROSSWIND #2 $3.99 Page 217
Gail Simone and Cat Staggs
The mind-breaking crime fantasy continues! Slick Chicago hitman Cason Bennett and mousy Seattle housewife Juniper Blue have inexplicably switched bodies and lives, and a heartless, relentless killer seems intent on killing them both. Don’t miss this edge-of-your-seat thriller!

ETERNAL EMPIRE #3 $3.99 Page 220
Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna
Tair and Rion discover that they share a fire power when in close proximity with one another. But will they be able to control it? And what will they do now that they’ve defied the Empire?

MOONSTRUCK #1 $3.99 Page 194
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth
A new ongoing series from Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and talented newcomer Shae Beagle that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist Kate Leth! Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes! But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie’s dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who’s going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world

RAT QUEENS #4 $3.99 Page 227
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
“Cat Kings and Other Garys,” Part Four. A harmless quest for magic ingredients leads the Queens into the belly of a dark dungeon. Of course it’s full of deadly traps, monsters, and sentient decor that all want the Rat Queens dead.

SAGA #45 $2.99 Page 230
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
As Hazel and her family venture into the Badlands, their newest companion is left to hold down the fort on her own.

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #2 $3.99 Page 232
Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner, and Nil Vendrell,
Savage, wild-eyed bears are attacking cities across America, and only the Shirtless Bear-Fighter can stop them! But as Shirtless punches his way through wave after wave of not-so-friendly fozzies, one question looms large in his furious mind…just what is driving these bears so damn crazy? Enter…the Hillbilly Warlock!

SHUTTER #30 $3.99 Page 233
Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca
Series finale! “Coda Obscura part two: Saudade” Thirty years later. One last adventure. One final goodbye. Keatinge and Del Duca wrap up their long-running, critically acclaimed series by uncovering the mystery Kate Kristopher has searched for since the very beginning.

UNDERWINTER #4 $3.99 Page 236
Ray Fawkes
“Symphony,” part five. As the end approaches and deaths accumulate, the quartet remember what made each of them take up the art that is destroying them all.

WALKING DEAD #169 $2.99 Page 237
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“Lines We Cross”. It’s time for Dwight to step up.

WICKED + DIVINE #29 $3.99 Page 239
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too many to fit in the scant time I have remaining, so what’s a girl to do? The party’s over. The party never ends. A hangover that just won’t go away opens IMPERIAL PHASE (Part II). Heaven help us all.

WICKED & DIVINE Vol 2 HC $44.99 Page 239
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and various
Oversized hardcover collection of issues #12-22 of The WIcked + The Divine, including the most experimental and elating material in the critically acclaimed commercial superstar of a series so far. Collects Commercial Suicide and Rising Action with copious making-of material and extensive director’s commentary.

WICKED & DIVINE: YEAR ONE Vol 1 HC $44.99 Page 239
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson return with an Eisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Revel in the opulence of this oversized hardback! Revel in it! Collects issues #1-11. (OFFERED AGAIN)

MARVEL

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

ALL NEW X-MEN: INEVITABLE Vol 4 TP $17.99 Page 108
Dennis Hopeless, Sina Grace, Rex Ogle, Marc Guggenheim, Greg Pak, Cullen Bunn, Mark Bagley, Paco Diaz, Cory Smith, Andrea Broccardo, Ken Lashley, Ibraim Roberson, Leonard Kirk, and Guillermo Ortego
Since the discovery that the Terrigen Mist — the key to unlocking an Inhuman’s hidden potential and powers — is lethal to mutants, the X-Men and Inhumans have been locked in a cold war. But as the Terrigen seeps into the earth and reaches an irreversible tipping point, the X-Men are spurred into action to ensure the future of their species! For Jean Grey, that means taking out the Inhumans’ deadliest weapon: Karnak! But when Cyclops learns the truth behind his adult counterpart’s quest to destroy the Inhumans, there’ll be hell to pay! As the dust settles on the war, the original five X-Men will be reunited once more — but will they walk into their all-new future together or apart? Plus: Date night for Idie, and Dani Moonstar returns! Collecting All New X-Men (2015) #17-19 and annual #1 and X-Men Prime.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 $3.99 Page 11
Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen
A Secret Empire tie in. Otto Octavius is back, but he’s not returning to his old ways. No, this time, he’s the Superior Octopus! And he’s allied himself with Steve Rogers and Hydra! What does Ock have planned for Peter and Parker Industries? Nothing good for Spider-Man, that’s for sure! [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

AMERICA #5 $3.99 Page 61
Gabby Rivera, Kelly Thompson, and Ramon Villalobos
All they wanna get is…a little bit closer! Reunited at last! Former Young Avengers Hawkeye and America team up to take on a new threat! When a case spins out of control, semi-legal 100% legit private investigator Kate Bishop calls the one person she knows will have her back. But is this one too big to punch her way out of?

ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 4.99 Page 24
Charles Soule and Jim Cheung
Only the X-Men can save us! An ancient evil is attacking the world’s most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomix, Rogue, and Gambit will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them. Why? Because they’re the X-Men. ed.

BLACK PANTHER #16 $3.99 Page 63
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Wilfredo Torres
Full cover charge! Club Fenris is the most exclusive nightspot in New York City…even a king has trouble getting in! T’Challa needs to get into VIP no matter what Piledriver and Thunderball say about the guest list. Still, without the Wakandan gods looking over his shoulder, there’s no telling what trouble T’Challa will get into.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #24 $3.99 Page 6
Nick Spencer and Joe Bennett
Secret Empire tie in. No more prevaricating! No more hesitation! Sam Wilson is back in harness as Captain America — to lead the fight against his ultimate foe! [D-Man came out recently and is a cast member.]

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #19 $3.99 Page 7
Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz
Secret Empire tie in. Steve Rogers has won over the hearts and minds of the people — save one! Unfortunately, that one is the person closest to him, the one he cares about the most. And so Sharon Carter has a fateful decision to make. [A new Quasar (Avril Kincaid) is lesbian.]

DR STRANGE & THE SORCERERS SUPREME #10 $3.99 Page 60
Robbie Thompson and Nathan Stockman
The Sorcerers go to the future to try to save Wiccan’s life!

GENERATION X #4 $3.99 Page 85
Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna
Taking it upon themselves to catch the assailant who’s been attacking mutants in Central Park, the Xavier Institute’s “Lovable Losers” go on the hunt for the culprit. But they aren’t prepared when the trail leads them right to Generation X’s most formidable foe. Emplate returns! Only she isn’t the same monster they once knew. [Bling is on the team.]

HAWKEYE #8 $3.99 Page 66
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
Hawkeye’s investigation takes a dark and surprising turn as a face from her past resurfaces. And Kate can’t help but wonder: Does this case go back further than she knows? Back to the beginning? One thing’s for certain, solving this mystery could unravel everything Kate holds dear…

HULK #7 $3.99 Page 32
Mariko Tamaki and Georges Duarte
“Let Them Eat Cake” part two. As Jen struggles to use her HULK persona in a constructive fashion, an innocent person must contend with an unlikely transformation of their own. Will their paths cross? Of course they will! It’s like you’ve never read a comic book before or something.

ICEMAN #3 $3.00 Page 86
Sina Grace and Alessandro Vitti
Iceman heads home to visit his folks! But they aren’t too pleased with their son’s latest news. And to make matters worse, a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! Will Iceman survive this family dinner? Or the throwdown with militant mutant-haters that follows?

MIGHTY THOR #21 $3.99 Page 31
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
The umitlate team up! The Queen of Cinders sets the realms ablaze — and even the combined might of three Thunder Gods may not be enough to put out the flames! But the all-new Ultimate Thor has a shocking secret. Can Thor trust her newest ally to have her back as Malekith’s army grows and the War of the Realms reaches Asgard’s doorstep?

MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #21 $3.99 Page 52
Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustsos
Good girl gone bad! The Omni-Wave Projector (the very device that bent time and space to bring Devil Dinosaur to the present) is on the fritz, so when Lunella and Devil return home, things are not quite as they remember. Why is everyone afraid of them? What happened to Yancy Street? And who exactly are Devil Girkl and Moon Dinosaur?

MS MARVEL #20 $3.99 Page 50
G Willow Wilson and Marco Failla
Kamala Khan’s older brother is in danger and she’s determined to help him at all costs — but to rescue him she’ll need help. But who can she trust when Jersey City is more divided than ever? It’s becoming clear that this unrest in J.C. might be more personal than Kamala ever considered. [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.]

ROYALS #5 $3.99 Page 49
Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers
Deep in the ruins of the Kree homeworld Hala, the secret is revealed! Who — or what — are the Progenitors ? What is their connection to the Terrigen Mists? And how much does Marvel Boy know…? [Swain is lesbian and Noh-Varr (aka Marvel Boy) was said to have had some sort of same sex experimentation in Kieron Gillen’s Young Avengers.]

SILK: CLONE CONSPIRACY Vol 3 TP $17.99 Page 121
Robbie Thompson, Irene Strychalski, and Tana Ford
Silk is drawn into the Clone Conspiracy! And with a variety of folks mysteriously dead no more, she’s about to face a Spider-Woman who’s come back from the grave! New U has made J. Jonah Jameson’s dreams come true. First his late wife, Marla, was returned to him, and now his adopted daughter, Mattie Franklin, is alive again as well! It should be a time for celebration, but Cindy Moon is feeling anything but festive — especially since her boss’ entire resurrected family is setting off her spider-sense! And since Mattie used to be Spider-Woman, what will she make of Silk? The situation seems destined to bring heartbreak — but if Cindy Moon can survive that, then Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, may have an interesting proposition for her. Is the world ready for…Silk, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?! Collecting Silk (2015B) #14-19.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #25 #3.99 Page 38
Peter David and Will Sliney
Spidey and his allies have pinpointed the precise date and time of the event that stranded Miguel O’Hara in the past — and left 2099 in shambles! Once The Fist is defeated, the timeline will be set right. But is this new Spider-Man here to help or do harm? Miguel’s fight for the fate of the future comes to a climactic end! [David wrote a female character named Glorianna who is lesbian.]

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #21 $3.99 Page 80
Greg Pak and Mahmud Asrar
“Weapons of Mutant Destruction!” part four. With deadly Adamantium cyborgs on the loose picking off seemingly unconnected targets, Amadeus must keep his wits about him to uncover the mystery behind the new Weapon X program. But how can he maintain his cool against the most savage threats he’s ever faced? Meanwhile, Weapon X scientists are closer than ever to perfecting Batch H… Guest-starring Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Warpath, Domino, and Ladt Deasthrstrike! [A supporting character has come out. Thanks, Mike!]

THE ULTIMATES 2 #9 $3.99 Page 33
Al Ewing and Travel Foreman
The Eternity War ramps up — as the Maker and the High Evolutionary join forces! They have an ultimate plan for the Multiverse…but whose side are they on? Meanwhile, Galactus gathers his forces against the Dark Celestials…for the final battle! [Ms America has a girlfriend as part of the supporting cast.]

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #22 Page 69
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
When Doreen Green and Nancy Whitehead enter a mysterious programming competition, they don’t suspect that the prize for winners will be…an all-expenses-paid trip to the Savage Land! Yes: the Savage Land! Also known as “a mysterious tropical region of Antarctica that we discovered is actually populated by Dinosaurs! In the Marvel Universe, I mean. In OUR universe, the only thing ever discovered in that region was a note from Robert Scott’s doomed expedition to the South Pole (he arrived there weeks after his competition, Roald Amundsen, got there first), which read in part, “This is an awful place and terrible enough for us to have labored to it without the reward of priority”! The story of those Antarctic expeditions is fascinating, but ours is pretty fascinating too, plus it has Squirrel Girl AND dinosaurs in it!! So maybe read up on the other ones but definitely check out our comic right away. [Koi Boi is transgender.]

UNSTOPPABLE WASP #7 $3.99 Page 71
Jeremy Whitley and Veronica FIsh
In the fallout from the attack on G.I.R.L. by the Red Room, lives and the future of the lab hang in the balance. Nadia is lost, drifting and unsure how to move forward. Now, there’s only one heroine who can save the day and that is. The Wasp Janet Van Dyne is on the scene to save the day. But the Red Room is not done yet. Can Janet take on the superhuman bounty hunters who have been contracted to retrieve Nadia and Ying?

UNSTOPPABLE WASP: UNSTOPPABLE Vol 1 TP $12.99 Page 114
Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier
Nadia spent the entire first half of her life a captive of the Red Room, but now this teenage super scientist is spreading her wings! Hank Pym’s daughter has a lot of time to make up for, and she’s determined to change the world. With Jarvis at her side, she’s on a mission to bring together the brightest girl geniuses of the Marvel Universe — starting with Lunella Lafayette, the miraculous Moon Girl! But Nadia didn’t count on evil scientists, man-eating giant rats or Devil Dinosaur — or the lethal lady wrestlers known as the Grapplers! And even as Nadia’s recruiting drive continues, the Red Room is on her trail — and they’ll pull out all the stops to get her back! Can the geniuses of G.I.R.L. find a way to save Nadia from being dragged back to the bunker? Collecting issues #1-4 and All New All Different Avengers #14.

US AVENGERS #8 $3.99 Page 17
Al Ewing and Paco Medina
A SEcret Empire tie in. Squirrel Girl and Enigma continue the fight against Hydra’s forces in Europe! Meanwhile, in a deep, dark cell, Roberto Da Costa is dying by degrees as his M-Pox runs out of control. Can Dr. Toni Ho save them both…or will she follow her father’s legacy to the end?

X-MEN BLUE #7 & 8 $3.99 Page 19
Cullen Bunn and Corey To Smith
A Secret Empire tie in. How will our intrepid heroes react to this new world order? Will Marvel GIrl, Cyclops, Angel, Iceman, and Beast be overwhelmed by Hydra? I really hope not! Emma Frost is back and badder than ever!

X-MEN BLUE: STRANGEST Vol 1 TP $15.99 Page 105
Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni, Julian Lopez
Like a bolt from the blue, the original five X-Men reunite — like never before! And this time, Jean Grey is in charge! Cyclops, Iceman, Angel and Beast follow her into action, bringing mutant criminals to justice and restoring a heroic sheen to their team. But how well can they do that when their new mentor is their one-time archenemy? That’s right — Magneto has joined the original X-Men! And not everyone can put old rivalries aside. The X-Men encounter the new Marauders, Mister Sinister and the delights of Madripoor — but with tensions rising, can the team come together to be a cohesive force for good? Or will ulterior motives and personal quests derail the entire enterprise? At the end of the day, who can be trusted? Collecting issues #1-6.

May 22, 2017
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