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LGBT Previews June 2017 Part 1

Here are comics and graphic novels either by LGBTQ writers and artists or with LGBTQ characters and themes from Previews’ June catalog. Fans of the Amazon Princess will want to check out Wonder Woman – The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior that’s published by DK. They’ve always done nice books. Sophie Campbell has a new edition of Wet Moon volume 4 out from Oni. And Steve Orlando’s Namesake (see that image above?) is collected at Boom.

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.

Diamond order codes are included when they appear in Previews. Not all publishers provide them in solicitations. Some titles are links to Amazon in case you want to buy from them though supporting your local comics shop or book store is always good!

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Check out part two here!

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

TERRY MOORE’S ECHO COMPLETE ED SC $39.99 Page 254
Terry Moore
Julie is in the wrong place at the wrong time when an explosion in the sky rains liquid metal that sticks to her and becomes a symbiotic armor. When Julie discovers the metal is a prototype nuclear weapon, she runs rather than give it back to the army, and the chase is on! Winner of the Harvey Award for “Best New Series,” Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series Echo is available at last, from high-flying beginning to earth-shattering end. All 30 issues in one complete volume! (OFFERED AGAIN) (STK443159)

RACHEL RISING OMNIBUS HC/ SC $75.00/ $55.00 Page 254
Terry Moore
Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan’s sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth’s final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future? Find out in this collection of the critically acclaimed series from Terry Moore! (OFFERED AGAIN) (SEP161165) (JUN160966)

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY #8 $3.99 Page 263
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre
If you can’t see your enemy, how can you fight? If you can’t see your enemy, how can you survive? From Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre.

JACKPOT #6 $3.99 Page 265
Ray Fawkes and Georges Duarte
Final! Even when they win all the power in the universe, this team can’t resist gunning for more… even if that means pointing the guns at each other. The final issue of Jackpot! brings the story to a mind-blowing close!

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #21 $3.99 Page 280
Mark Waid and Pete Woods
Something sinister is cooking in Riverdale, and it revolves around the Blossom twins. Something’s about to rock their world — and the collateral damage will affect more than just them! [Kevin Keller is in the cast.]

ARCHIE SUMMER ANNUAL DIGEST #280 $5.99 Page 278
Dan Parent
It’s Summer Fun Month! with the new lead story “Beachwatch”! They’re filming a new “Beachwatch” movie on the beach, and Archie is thrilled to have gotten a part in it! But will he become a star, or will something cause him to get burned? (STL045256)

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #254 $6.99 Page 278
Dan Parent and Rick Koslowski
Summer Fun Month! In the new lead story “What A Break!” Veronica attempts to water ski, and breaks her leg in the process. When the girls get a look at the hot and hunky physical therapist that’s helping her, they all come up with maladies of their own! (STL045257)

JUGHEAD #16 $3.99 Page 280
Mark Waid and Ian Flynn
“Music, Magic & Mayhem” Part two: Everyone is after Jughead! What sort of witchcraft has befallen our crowned hero, making him Riverdale’s #1 target? Jughead finds himself in a mosh pit of doom in this special issue featuring Sabrina, Josie & the Pussycats, zombies and so much more! (STL045260)

RIVERDALE #3 $3.99 Page 280
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Joe Eisma
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this brand-new, ongoing comic series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade, as based on the hit new CW TV series Riverdale!

WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #69 $4.99 Page 278
Dan Parent
Summer Fun Month rolls on with the new lead story “Beach Party Blossom.” The gang starts their summer vacation with a beach party. When Cheryl finds out she’s not invited, she decides to crash it, but Betty has a trick up her sleeve, which includes Cheryl’s brother Jason.

BLACK MASK

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #3 $3.99 Page 290
Patrick Kindlon and Maria Llovet
Reno’s apartment is invaded by her aloof mother, an angry Instragram weed model, sleazy paparazzi, and a deranged celebrity stalker. She seeks answers from a television psychic, but ghosts have some questions for her. Meanwhile, her friends start to realize being close with a human target has its drawbacks. [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

ADVENTURE TIME #65 $3.99 Page 308
Mariko Tamaki and Ian McGinty
It’s finally time to decide who is the best princess ever!

COADY AND THE CREEPIES #4 $3.99 Page 300
Liz Prince and Amanda Kirk
The Creepies perform their final set despite The Boneheads doing their best to sabotage them!

GOLDIE VANCE #13 $3.99 Page 300
Hope Larson, Jackie Bell, and Noah Haynes
New Story Begins Here! The Crossed Palms is all aflutter when the biggest rock band in America comes to St. Pascal. But with the big band comes a big mystery, and Goldie is on the case!

JONESY Vol 1 $14.99 P{age 298
Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle
What’s to Love: Jonesy is a comic about love that makes us swoon! Sam Humphries (Legendary Star Lord, Citizen Jack) and fresh talent Caitlin Rose Boyle (Buck n’ Lou & the Night Crew) bring something special to BOOM! Box with this series about mad-cap shenanigans, friendship, pals, being a teenager, and figuring out who you are…with a teen cupid twist! If you like Giant Days, dig adorkable romance stories, or just want to smile from ear to ear after reading a comic, you’ll fall in love with Jonesy! What It Is: Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. There’s only one catch-it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong. Collects the complete limited series.

LUMBERJANES #39 $3.99 Page 300
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
Parents’ Day is coming to an end, but the trickster is still determined to ruin the Lumberjanes’ day!

LUMBERJANES 2017 SPECIAL FAIRE & SQUARE #1 $7.99 Page 300
Holly Black, Marina Julia, and Gaby Epstein
The Lumberjanes versus… a dragon?? Featuring Holly Black

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #16 $3.99 Page 304
Kyle Higgins, Goni Montes & various
The villainous Lord Drakkon wields the power of Saba against the Green Ranger as the Power Rangers fight for the survival of two worlds!

NAMESAKE TP #1 $14.99 Page 305
Steve Orlando and Jakub Rebelka
Once every seven years, Earth overlaps with Ektae, which breaches our world for seven days, bringing dirty magic and ideas. One man born of both worlds must sacrifice everything to put his fathers to rest and save himself in the process.

SLAM! #7 $3.99 Page 299
Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish
A mysterious showdown happens with an old rival, with the fate of the league hanging in the balance.

SLAM Vol 1 $14.99 Page 299
Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish
Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and retired Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon (Going in Circles, Why Girls Are Weird) joins artist Veronica Fish (Archie, Silk) for a tale of friendship, heartbreak, and truly epic jams. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, and a better friend-if the competition doesn’t tear you apart! Collects issues #1-4.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #5 $3.99 Page 309
Melanie Gilman and Katy Farina
Mayor Dewey commissions a play about the history of Beach City, and it’s up to Steven and Jamie to make sure the show goes on!

CHAPTERHOUSE

DIE KITTY DIE: HOLLYWOOD OR BUST #2 $3.99 Page 318
Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent
Lights! Camera! Action! That beautiful witch, Kitty Ravencraft, is in Hollywood to make a mov-ie about herself, but someone is out to kill her again and it’s not just the critics! Kitty’s evil cousin, Katty and the mysterious, murderous Hexecutioner take their best shot at the magical redhead. Fortunately, she’s got friends like the fan-favorite family of freaks, the Carneys! Will Kitty survive her latest adventure? Will she make it into her own sequel? Grab the popcorn, hit the lights, and find out! (STL045251)

DIE KITTY DIE $24.95 Page 318
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
The hit comic collected in a softcover! Kitty Ravencraft, a beautiful and magical young witch, is the star of her own popu-lar comic book. When her greedy, publicity-starved publisher wants to in-crease in-terest in her comic book, he does what many comic book publishers do nowadays — he sets out to kill his main character, Kitty! Even worse, he decides to really spike sales by killing the real Kitty in real life! The question is though, how do you kill a witch? (OFFERED AGAIN) (JAN171567)

FANTOMAH #2 $3.99 Page 318
Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee
Shaken by the traumatic events of last issue, Paz Gallegos, now the dreaded Fantomah, must race against the clock to track down her missing sisters. But as her powers continue to manifest, Fantomah finds herself pulled in new and deadly directions, sending her down a dangerous spiral from which she may never recover. (STL045253)

COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

CBLDF DEFENDER #2 Vol 2 #2
Various
Celebrate Freedom! Marc Andreyko talks with Jose Villarrubia about what’s next after the runaway hit anthology Love Is Love and the censorship of LGBTQ comics. Gene Luen Yang discusses reinventing Superman and Reading Without Walls! Plus a closer look at recent attempts to ban comics and a top-ten list of banned books for summer reading! Highly Recommended! NOTE: These are available for order by comic shops unless you want to order a bundle of 50 for a little under $17.

D.E.

RED SONJA #6 $3.99 Page 347
Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez
First New York, next the world. Only Red Sonja and her friends can stop Kulan Gath’s megalomaniac quest for a new world order, but first they need to lure the evil sorcerer to Coney Island for a final magic showdown. Can Max pull off the greatest trick of his life, or will this be their last ride?

SOVEREIGNS #2 $3.99 Page 347
Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, and Johnny Desjardins
The growing mystery in the Lost Valley threatens to envelop the Earth and destroy any future mankind has. While Samson, last man on Earth, stalks the threat, little does he know the threat stalks him! And some five-hundred years earlier, Doctor Spektor faces his destiny while Magnus investigates a puzzle that will ultimately change everything! Bonus Turok story: Continuing the all-new saga of the all-new Turok from Soveriegns #0: What’s Turok’s link to the outside world, and will that tie aid his quest or bring it down — along with his head?

DIGITAL MANGA

BLUE SHEEP REVERIE GN Vol 5 $12.95 Page 351
Makoto Tateno
With the city streets of Akatsuki still running with blood, Kai and Lahti continue to to fight together to bring order and uneasy peace. The two men’s bond is deeper than ever before, but will forces from the past continue to disrupt their future and destroy the city in the throes of love/hate personal relationship with the pair? It’s vol 5 of the ever popular Makaoto Tateno’s action packed sci fi fan favorite, and the stakes have never been higher! (OFFERED AGAIN) (DEC111038)

FAKE FUR GN Vol 1 $12.95 Page 351
Satomi Yamagata
“When I was a junior in high school, I always thought about kissing someone. 15-year-old boys always pretend like that, right? One Valentine’s Day, I received a letter with chocolate…from a guy! The whole class was thrown into an uproar.” A collection of sweet stories like this one, Fake Fur takes you on the rocky road of love. (OFFERED AGAIN) (NOV110962)

TYRANT FALLS IN LOVE GN Vol 10 $13.95 Page 350
Hinako Takanaga
When Morinaga is invited to attend a friend’s wedding in his hometown of Fukuoka, he’s giddy at the chance to bring Soichi along. After some convincing, they set off on their first romantic trip together! Morinaga is absolutely exhilarated, but Soichi seems to have something on his mind that he can’t quite push aside. Could these lingering thoughts seriously dampen the mood of their vacation…?

DK PUBLISHING

WONDER WOMAN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO AMAZON WARRIOR HC $24.99 Page 481
Landry Quinn Walker
Learn all you need to know about the legendary Amazon in Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior, including her powers and abilities, weapons, armor, and costume. Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior showcases stunning Wonder Woman comic artwork and examines iconic characters as well as key issues and story lines. Packed with information on allies, enemies, locations, and much more, this is a must-have book for fans of DC Comics, Wonder Woman comics and characters, and the Justice League of America. Celebrate 75 years of the legendary Amazon princess and explore all aspects of the world of Wonder Woman, from the Golden Age to the Rebirth story line.

FANTAGRAPHICS

WUVABLE OAF HC VOL 1 $29.99 Page 359
Ed Luce
Wuvable Oaf is the fist-ever collection of the acclaimed comic book series by cartoonist Ed Luce. Oaf is an ex-wrestler who lives with his kitties and listens to Morrissey while searching for love in the big city. A romantic comedy at its core, Wuvable Oaf recalls elements of comics as diverse as Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie, set against the background of San Francisco’s diverse community and music scene. (OFFERED AGAIN) (JAN151448)

ONI

HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #1 $3.99 Page 397
Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson Iv
There must be 50 ways to leave your lover, but none of them include robbing a Fleetwood Mac concert and escaping to Canada with a getaway driver and a group of anarchists. Putting Mercer and her life of crime in the rearview, Callie tries her damnedest to live a normal life, hide out from the FBI and make sense of Canadian currency. As her friends continue pulling crimes and Callie dips her toe back in the dating waters, she’ll find out when you share your heart with someone, breaking up is way harder to do.

KIM REAPER #3 $3.99 Page 398
Sarah Graley
Did you know that there’s an official board of Grim Reapers? It’d help Kim if there was also Human Resources at her job, as it’s becoming more and more apparent she’s unaware of the consequences of her profession. When given the task to reap the soul of someone she knows, what will happen if she refuses? If she crashes this party on Friday, will anyone notice? Kim’s starting to wish she could transfer from being a Grim Reaper to being a psychic, as everything is starting to feel uncertain and dangerous.

WET MOON: DROWNED IN EVIL GN NEW ED Vol 4 $19.99 Page 399
Sophie Campbell
Cleo Lovedrop is trying to be a good girlfriend for Myrtle, but things don’t go quite as planned. Myrtle doesn’t like Cleo being away from her, and when Cleo goes to a comic convention with Trilby, she ends up kissing her good friend Mara. Even though Cleo has vowed to not keep any more secrets, this seems like something she shouldn’t tell anyone…

SUBLIME

DON’T BE CRUEL: PLUS + $12.99 Page 413
Yonezou Nekota
Maya and Nemugasa’s relationship had a rocky start. Maya, the playboy slacker, and Nemugasa, the diligent student, have two very different personalities and live two very different lives. These differences have led to more than one crazy misunderstanding between them. Their relationship certainly is a rough one, but it makes the good times that much sweeter. Read on for a collection of the very best of the many Don’t Be Cruel side and bonus stories!

FINDER: TARGET IN SIGHT DELUXE ED GN Vol 1 $14.99 Page 413
Ayano Yamane
Freelance photographer Akihito Takaba is captured by the very subject he’s been stalking in his viewfinder-the handsome and enigmatic crime lord Asami Ryuichi! The older man ravages him, both body and mind. Does this mean the end for the naive photographer, or will he live to shoot another day? For mature audiences.

TITAN

SHERLOCK: THE BLIND BANKER #6 $4.99 Page 429
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
Final issue!

May 27, 2020
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