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LGBT Previews May 2017 Part 2

Nothing Lasts Forever is a new autobiographical graphic novel from Sina Grace reflecting on he carried on when life fell apart during a year of highs, lows and a mystery illness. That’s him in the above image. Also new from Image is Eternal Empire by writers Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna (who wrote Alex + Ada) debuts! Now’s a good time to catch up or start Finder by Carla Speed McNeil which features Jaeger, one of the sexiest men on the printed page! A hardcover edition of Devin Grayson’s User shows up from Image! Marvel prints a new edition of Young Avengers The Children’s Crusade and sadly we lost Silk, Patsy Walker, Great Lakes Avengers, and World of Wakanda…so yeah. Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp are the artists on Wonder Woman annual #1 and wants to tempt you by reoffering a couple Batwoman trades.

The first part covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and indies is here! It’s also where you’ll find the last issue of that Wonder Woman and Bionic Woman teamup!

Shopping with Amazon? Just bookmark and use our affiliate link to make some or all of your purchases so Gay League can earn a small commission! You pay the same price and your info remains confidential with Amazon.

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Thanks where thanks is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list!

DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #3 $3.99 Page 53
Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
After a bizarre encounter with his dead wife, Shadow Moon is eager to flee Eagle Point and put the past behind him. In Chicago, he is introduced to an eccentric family who seem to be a key part of Mr. Wednesday’s mysterious plans.

ANGEL SEASON 11 #5 $3.99 Page 68
Corinna Bechko and Jose Carlos Silva
Chasing the moment in the past that will bring disaster to the future, Illyria transports Angel and Fred to a new time period . . . One where the pair will have to strive to avoid Angelus, Darla, and pirates on the high seas as they search for a precious artifact that could lead to saving the future!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 11 #7 $3.99 Page 68
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
Having determined that breaking out of the Safe Zone is impossible, Buffy and Willow struggle with the decision of having their magic removed so that they can return to the world outside-in the hopes that breaking in to the magical internment camp might go easier. But once their magic is gone, will two normal human girls be able to succeed?

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #33 $4.99 Page 61
Carla Speed McNeil, Ron Randall, Ryan Browne, Shannon Wheeler, Will Pickering, Jim Alexander, and Fin Campbell
This month’s issue features new installments of Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man; Ron Randall’s Trekker: The Volstock Payoff; Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady; Jim Alexander, Will Pickering, and Fin Cramb’s Savant; and much more!

FINDER VOICE Vol 1 $19.99 Page 78
Carla Speed McNeil
What you find isn’t nearly as important as what finds you . . .
Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Now, Carla Speed McNeil’s Eisner Award-winning series comes to Dark Horse with the original graphic novel Voice.
In a society defined by its intricate network of clans, Rachel Grosvenor has grown up an outcast, straddling worlds. Now, her quest for admission to a highly exclusive clan sends Rachel spiraling into the dark underbelly of Anvard and a paradox that holds the key to her future: How do you find a Finder? (OFFERED AGAIN)

FINDER LIBRARY Vol 2 $24.99 Page 78
Carla Speed McNeil
Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present four more story arcs of Carla Speed McNeil’s groundbreaking series in a single, affordably priced volume! (OFFERED AGAIN)

FINDER TALISMAN HC $24.99 Page 78
Carla Speed McNeil
Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Finder: Talisman is the story of a book – the book beloved by misfits and castaways, once glimpsed and forever longed for – and of Marcie, the kid who never gives up her search for magic and meaning. Now, the fan-favorite story is collected in a new, oversized hardcover edition and a limited-edition hardcover signed by creator Carla Speed McNeil! (OFFERED AGAIN)

FINDER TALISMAN LTD ED HC $75.00 Page 78
Carla Speed McNeil
Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Finder: Talisman is the story of a book – the book beloved by misfits and castaways, once glimpsed and forever longed for – and of Marcie, the kid who never gives up her search for magic and meaning. Now, the fan-favorite story is collected in a new, oversized hardcover edition and a limited-edition hardcover signed by creator Carla Speed McNeil! (OFFERED AGAIN)

FINDER THIRD WORLD TP $24.99 Page 78
Carla Speed McNeil
There hasn’t been a single place that Jaeger couldn’t infiltrate, escape, or loot-until now! Award-winning creator Carla Speed McNeil and colorists Jenn Manley Lee and Bill Mudron create the very first full-color Finder graphic novel. Serialized in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, Finder: Third World now includes seventeen extra story pages and extensive annotations by McNeil! The first Finder graphic novel in full color! (OFFERED AGAIN)

ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN #3 $3.99 Page 61
Adam P Knave, D J Kirkbride and Nickolas Brokenshire
Rani, Gwen, and Lance stumble across an important discovery that changes the rules of the game. The choices they make send them headlong into mortal danger as their relationships expand and deepen-will the old Arthurian tales be repeated?

SERENITY: NO POWER IN THE ‘VERSE $19.99 Page 69
Chris Roberson, Georges Jeanty, and Stephen Byrne
When a call for help to find a missing friend takes them to an Alliance post on the Outer Rim, they encounter a new force building strength to fight the battle of the Browncoats. Discovering that their friend is in Alliance custody and that an Alliance Operative is on the way, Mal strikes an uneasy partnership for a daring rescue. Collects issues #1-#6 of the series and the 2016 Free Comic Book Day story “Serenity: The Warrior and the Wind.”

DC

ACTION #979 & 980 $2.99 Page 82
Dan Jurgens and Patrick Zircher
“Revenge” part one! Superman, Lois and Jon return to their lives in Metropolis while Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo and Mongul unite to destroy the Man of Steel!

“Revenge” part two! Both Superman and the Revenge Squad must traverse the deadly Black Vault in a race against time to reach General Zod! Amanda Waller’s secret Kryptonian weapon reveals himself to the world, but Cyborg Superman and Eradicator move in to recruit him. Tying directly into the events of this month’s Suicide Squad issues–and no matter who wins in this epic showdown, it spells certain doom for the Last Son of Krypton!

ACTION COMICS: MEN OF STEEL Vol 3 (REBIRTH) $16.99 Page 134
Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham, Stephen Segovia, and Art Thibert
In these stories from Action #967-972, Lex Luthor is under attack–and only Superman can save him! When the world’s most ingenious scientific mind took on the mantle of Metropolis’ new Man of Steel, the world took notice–and so did the mysterious Godslayer!

BATGIRL #11 $3.99 Page 85
Hope Larson and Christian Wildgoose
“Son of the Penguin” part finale! Batgirl races to free Burnside from Ethan’s plot…but has Burnside already changed too much to be saved? Even if she manages to save the day, will Barbara ever be able to truly go home again? [Alysiah and Jo are back in the supporting cast now that Batgirl has returned to Gotham.]

BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #5 $3.99 Page 122
Jeff Parker, Marc Andreyko, David Hahn, and Karl Kesel
The action heats up in 1970s Gotham City as the Amazon Princess arrives in Man’s World in search of her old ally, Batman! Instead, she finds a new hero: a motorcycle-riding daredevil with a familiar face and a new crime-fighting costume!

BATMAN THE SHADOW #2 $3.99 Page 116
Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, and Riley Rossmo
The second chapter in the historic team-up of history’s greatest vigilantes is here! The Shadow must convince Batman of his innocence so the two can seek out their true common foe, the Stag, before he takes out Batman’s greatest allies. Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.

BATWOMAN #2 $3.99 Page 89
Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, and Steve Epting
“The Many Arms Of Death” part three! Batwoman’s identified the cancer spreading through the lawless nation of Coryana, but to fight back, she’s going to need an army…and the only soldiers at hand belong to the island’s deadly warlords and gang leaders! Can Kate rally every one of these cutthroats to a common cause? Or will Coryana collapse into the same wretched hive of scum and villainy it’s always been? The fate of one of Kate’s greatest loves hangs in the balance.

BATWOMAN BY GREG RUCKA AND JH WILLIAMS III TP $24.99 Page 138
Greg Rucka, J H Williams, and various
Writer Greg Rucka and artists J.H. Williams III and Jock’s legendary run of Batwoman adventures from DETECTIVE COMICS #854-863 are collected in a single title for the first time! In these stories, Kate Kane takes on the Religion of Crime and struggles to save Gotham City from the surreal villainy of Alice. Plus, learn the origin of Batwoman!

BATWOMAN: HYDROLOGY Vol 1 $14.99 Page 145
J H Williams, Haden Blackman, and various
Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? Will Kate train her cousin, Bette Kane (a.k.a. Flamebird) to join her battle against crime? And why is a government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? Collecting issues #0-5 of the DC Comics – The New 52 series!

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #26 $3.99 Page 122
Marguerite Bennett, Mirka Andolofo, and various
The journey to Russia continues as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy find a magical stowaway: Raven! Then, Supergirl and Steve Trevor’s train to Russia is halted when Supergirl’s reaction to Kryptonite knocks the train off its rails! How can she save her fellow passengers while fighting Russian spies, German spies…and Lex Luthor?!

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: QUEENS Vol 4 $19.99 Page 139
Marguerite Bennett, Mirka Andolfo, and various
Introducing two new Bombshells: Vixen and Hawkgirl! Joined by Batwoman and Renee Montoya, the group comes face to face with Cheetah and mechanical gods that prompt the return of Wonder Woman! Collects issues #19-24.

DEATH OF HAWKMAN TP $16.99 Page 141
Marc Andreyko and Aaron Lopresti
When Adam Strange returns to Rann to find his newly adopted home planet razed to the ground, war with neighboring planet Thanagar seems inevitable. On the other side of the battle lines? Katar Hol, a.k.a. Hawkman! Can the two find out the real villain behind it all? Or will they destroy each other first? Find out in this title collecting the six-issue miniseries.

DETECTIVE #954 & 955 $2.99 Pages 93
James Tynion IV and Marcio Takara
“League of Shadows” part finale! It’s all out war against the single most ruthless villain Batman’s ever faced: Lady Shiva and her army of nihilistic killers! But at least one member of the team might wind up swallowed whole by the darkness of the League…

“The Wrath Of Spoiler”! Stephanie Brown wants nothing more than to save Gotham City from the epidemic of costumed vigilantes and madmen that regularly tear the city apart. But before she can try to stop them, she must face the challenge of one in particular: the insane idealogue the Wrath is back, and Stephanie knows what he has planned–but she refuses to let Batman risk more lives to stop him. That means it’s all on her…and a very unlikely ally!

FLASH #23 $2.99 Page 94
Joshua Williamson and Neil Googe
“Running Scared” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne! [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.]

FLINTSTONES #11 $3.99 Page 126
Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
There goes the neighborhood! After Fred’s birthday gift from Barney leads to outrage on their street, he is called to appear before the menacing neighborhood association. Can Fred reason with them? Or will the Flintstones be run out of Bedrock?

HARLEY QUINN #19 & 20 $2.99 Page 98
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and Bret Blevins
‘Deadly Sin’ part finale! Harley Sinn’s shown Harley her absolute worst…but she–and you–are not ready to see Harley Quinn’s rage unleashed! This one will shock you to your core! And in the backup story, “Harley Loves Joker” part three, a simpler time in the past for Harley and
The Joker becomes much more complicated when they’re forced to mix it up with Batman!

“Future Kill” part one! You’ve seen her story begin to unfold in prior issues…who in the world is Bat-Fan, and why does she think Harley Quinn must die to save existence itself?! And in the backup story “Harley Loves Joker” part four, Harley’s mistakes have forced her to hide out with The Joker in a low-rent motel…unfortunately, they’ve had to bring their entire goon squad–and a pack of very poorly behaved hyenas–along!

HARLEY QUINN: JOKER LOVES HARLEY Vol 2 ( REBIRTH) $16.99 Page 133
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and Chad Hardin
In these tales from issues #8-13, Harley’s bond with Poison Ivy is severely tested! Then, The Joker is back–and he’s out to win Harley’s heart back, no matter who gets in the way…especially not Red Tool!

HELLBLAZER #10 $3.99 Page 99
Simon Oliver and Philip Tan
“The Smokeless Fire” part four! John Constantine has a lead on the missing journal, but has Misabel created a false trail? Mercury doesn’t trust the looks of the club where they end up, and only an old enemy can save them!

INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO #11 & 12 $2.99 Page 121
Chris Sebela, Marco Santucci, Tom Derenick, and various
As events reach their climax, Regime forces finally locate the headquarters of Batman’s Resistance, and Harley assembles a new army to bring justice to the streets of Gotham City. Two Wonder Women battle on Themyscira for leadership of the Amazons, and the two Batmen reach a decision to bring over the Superman from the parallel Earth.

The story of the original video game reaches its dramatic conclusion! It’s Superman versus Superman for the liberation of the Injustice Earth. Leads directly into the Injustice 2 prequel comic series.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 & 7 2.99 Page 101
Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Felipe Watanabe
“Mythic” part two. Aegeus’s mythic horde continues to steamroll over the battered landscape of Penn City, and the only thing standing in their path is…the Atom?? Also: Lobo is laid out, his healing factor neutralized, and the only thing that could possibly save him requires a level of violence that we may not be allowed to print!

“Fatal Attraction”! Batman and Xenos work on the Secret Sanctuary while the Ray and Vixen perform community outreach. But it’s not all fun and games for DC’s newest superhero team, as the Atom and Killer Frost face off against the Terrorsmith (and their own budding romance) while Lobo and Black Canary come to blows in a casino caper. And it’s all capped off with a moment fans have been waiting for since DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE ROAD TO REBIRTH TP $14.99 Page 136
Steve Orlando, Jody Houser, Ivan Reis, and various
Spinning out of Justice League vs Suicide Squad, as a part of DC Universe Rebirth, the most diverse Justice League of America ever returns! Explore the roots of four very different metahumans in stories from Justice League Of America: Rebirth #1, Justice League Of America: Killer Frost #1, Justice League Of America: The Ray #1, Justice League Of America: The Atom #1 and Justice League Of America: Vixen #1

JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #5 $3.99 Page 118
Tom Taylor and Stephen Byrne
The Justice League and the Power Rangers have arrived in the Rangers’ home dimension, but the heroes of these two worlds are too late to prevent Angel Grove’s shocking fate. With the Earth now on the chopping block, can these teams come together to undo the damage wrought by Zedd and Brainiac? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

NIGHTWING #20 & 21 $2.99 Page 103
Tim Seeley and Javi Fernandez
“Nightwing Must Die” finale! Very few villains have ever broken Batman–but the man who’s been tormenting Nightwing is one of them! Why has he chosen Nightwing, and not Batman, to serve him in the dark new world he sees coming?

“Blockbuster” part one! After years of living in the shadows of others and traveling the globe, Nightwing has found a purpose and a city to call his own in Bludhaven. Now, Bludhaven’s prodigal son, Blockbuster, returns to reclaim his city and dispose of Nightwing by any means necessary.

NIGHTWING: BACK TO BLUDHAVEN Vol 2 (REBIRTH) $16.99 Page 134
Tim Seeley, Marcus, and various
Nightwing takes off for the city of Bludhaven, hoping to find a fresh start. Instead, he finds foes who’ve waited years for payback against the one-time Boy Wonder as a serial killer stalks the streets, framing him for crimes he didn’t commit. Collects issues #9-15!

SUPERGIRL #9 $3.99 Page 106
Steve Orlando and Matias Bergara
“Escape from the Phantom Zone” part one! Trapped in the Phantom Zone, Supergirl and Batgirl must face the Phantom King to escape! But what deadly team is Emerald Empress building? And what does it have to do with the future of the Girl of Steel?

SUPERWOMAN #10 $.99 Page 109
Kate Perkins and Stephen Segovia
“Rediscovery” part one! Superwoman is on the hunt for the man responsible for landing Natasha Irons’ father, Crash, in jail–the deadly Skyhook! But Steel is urging caution, and the three heroes are at odds over how much they can trust Crash’s motives. The true history of Steel’s family tree will be revealed as the group is torn apart.

TEEN TITANS #8 $3.99 Page 110
Ben Percy and Khoi Pham
“The Lazarus Contract” part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World’s Deadliest Assassin–Deathstroke! But when Robin interrogates Nightwing about his history with Deathstroke, dark secrets are revealed and alliances are broken! [In last year’s 80 paged Rebirth special it was learned that this Aqualad is gay.]

WILD STORM #4 $3.99 Page 119
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
There’s a covert action team out in the wild, and I.O. has proof of it for the first time. This changes everything. The woman who tipped the first domino in this cascade of secrets and lies is on the run. And the other great power of the hidden world is on the scene. Henry Bendix is noticing things from on high, and that doesn’t bode well for I.O., Angela Spica or the planet. The storm is building.

WONDER WOMAN #22 & 23 $2.99 Page 113
Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely, and Liam Sharpe
‘Godwatch’ part four! eronica Cale will do anything to save her daughter. If that means destroying the Amazing Amazon, it’s a small price to pay.

“The Truth” part five! The conclusion to Diana’s search for the truth takes her on a journey into darkness. But the price of understanding may be one sacrifice too many for Wonder Woman.

WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 113
Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Liam Sharp
The world of the Amazing Amazon expands in a collection of short stories that take Wonder Woman around the globe! In the days after “Year One,” Diana comes face-to-face with Superman and Batman for the first time, as illustrated by “Year One” artist Nicola Scott…and years later, Liam Sharp brings you the story of how their friendship has evolved!

WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ Vol 1 $24.99 Page 144
George Perez, Len Wein, and others
In this new paperback collecting Wonder Woman #1-14, the Amazon Princess’ first assignment takes her to Man’s World to teach humanity the ways of the goddess Gaea–no matter who objects! (The Amazon link is to the previous edition.)

VERTIGO

CLEAN ROOM’s break allows you to sleep nightmare free.

EVER AFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #9 $3.99 Page 150
Dave Justus, Lilah Sturges, Mark Buckingham, and Michael Wiggam
Tension prevails and emotions flare as the Shadow Players monitor the hostage situation at Plano South Senior High. With options dwindling, Bobby Speckland intervenes with a message for the young captors. Across town, Tanner locks horns with Bo and Connor at the height of their breakneck escape from some vindictive giants of Texas folklore–who are hot on their heels with an arsenal of weaponized livestock.

YOUNG ANIMAL

DOOM PATROL #8 $3.99 Page 130
Gerard Way and Nick Derington
What is S**t, and why is everyone eating it? Cliff doesn’t like it, but Casey can’t get enough. Sure, Cliff doesn’t like a lot of stuff, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong to be suspicious this time around. Meanwhile, we find out where Lotion the cat got off to, and how his journey has changed him. Life on the streets has made him an entirely different animal! [Danny is featured in this series.] IDW/ TOPSHELF

ORPHAN BLACK: DEVIATIONS #3 $3.99 Page 175
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! Find out what happens in a world… where Sarah saved Beth!

IMAGE

ALEX + ADA Vol 1 $12.99 Page 202
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
From Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn comes Alex + Ada, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot. Collects Alex + Ada #1-5. (OFFERED AGAIN)

ALEX + ADA TP VOL 2
Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna
Tensions rise between humans and robots in this sci-fi/drama set in the near future. Alex took a huge risk to unlock Ada and it seems to have paid off — Ada can now think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on androids, Ada feels unsure about her place in Alex’s life and the world. Collects Alex + Ada #6-10. (OFFERED AGAIN)

ALEX + ADA TP VOL 3
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
In this final arc of the sci-fi drama, Alex and Ada struggle against the growing hatred for sentient robots and their human allies. Can they survive what’s around the corner? Collects Alex + Ada #11-15 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ALEX + ADA COMPLETE COLL DLX ED HC ($49.99 Page 202
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
From Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn comes Alex + Ada, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids, but after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot and takes a huge risk to unlock Ada so she can think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. Can they survive the consequences? This oversized hardcover collects issues #1-15. (OFFERED AGAIN)

BEAUTY #15 #3.99 Page 212
Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Thomas Nachlik
Past and present collide as Detective Vaughn and Foster’s hunt for the Narcissus Killer coincides with a dark anniversary. [The first arc contained lesbian characters.]

ETERNAL EMPIRE #1 $3.99 Page 202
Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn return with Eternal Empire, a fantasy epic! The Eternal Empress has waged war against the countries of Saia for over one hundred years and now her sights are set on the last country standing. Within the brutal Empire’s workforce, a young woman receives strange visions that give her the courage to escape her fate…or run straight toward it.

NO MERCY Vol 3 $14.99 Page 243
Alex De Campi and Carla Speed McNeil
As teens start to come back from the accident in Mataguey, a new set of consequences begin: the lawsuits. Because on top of trauma, what you really need as an incoming college freshman is the intricate chess game of legal preparation. Meanwhile, those still in the jungles of Central America–Tiffani and DeShawn in captivity and Travis free and high–are set on a collision course that will change them forever. Collects issues #9-14

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER GN $14.99 Page 237
Sina Grace
Cartoonist Sina Grace returns with another chapter in his growing library of reflective memoirs, producing his strongest and most compelling tale to date. Chronicling a year of heartbreaks, writer’s block, career highs, emotional lows, and the emergence of a mystery illness, Nothing Lasts Forever is Grace’s unflinching exploration of how to pick up the pieces and find hope when absolutely everything falls apart. If life’s a show, Grace makes certain that it’s worth every pay-per-view.

PAPER GIRLS #14 $2.99 Page 224
Brian K Vaughn and Cliff Chiang
Here comes the future!

RAT QUEENS #3 $3.99 Page 226
Kurtis J Wiebe and Owen Gieni
“Cat Kings and Other Garys,” part three! A mysterious quest for a local gourmet chef leads the Queens on a raucous adventure far outside the safety of Palisade’s walls. What possible trouble could a gang of five heavily armed women get into while hunting for rare mushrooms?

SAGA #43 $0.25 Page 210
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
New story arc begins for just 25 cents! Sag returns monthly with a brave new direction, and to celebrate Image’s 25th Anniversary, this full-sized issue costs just 25 cents! In a perfect jumping-on point for first-time readers, Hazel and her star-crossed parents embark on a thrilling new adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

UNDERWINTER #3 $3.99 Page 233
Ray Fawkes
“Symphony,” part three. Blood is spilled as the quartet struggle to free themselves from the jaws of a terrible trap.

USER HC $29.99 Page 240
Devin Grayson, Sean Phillips, and John Bolton
The complete miniseries in an all new hardcover. Originally published as a groundbreaking three-part Vertigo miniseries, Devin Grayson’s User explores sexual identity and online role-playing in the text-based MUDs of the nineties. Featuring breathtaking art by Sean Phillips and John Bolton, User–which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for its authentic portrayal of gender fluidity–is as relevant and powerful today as it was when first created.

WALKING DEAD #167 $2.99 Page 233
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“A Certain Doom” Is it possible, could it be, that the inevitable can somehow be…avoided? Rick and Andrea have a tough decision to make.

WICKED + DIVINE 455 AD ONE SHOT $3.99 Page 211
Kieron Gillen and Andre Lima Araujo
“City of God” Nothing lives forever, be it man, god, or empire, but that doesn’t mean you have to go quietly. Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns. The critically acclaimed The Wicked + The Divine inevitably vandalizes history as it turns to the Sack of Rome. Showcasing the epic art of Andre Lima Araujo, the special is not included in the forthcoming fifth volume of The Wicked + The Divine .

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 $3.99 Page 45
Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen, and Stuart Immonen
“The Osborn Identity” continues! Norman Osborn has slowly worked his way to a position of power in the Eastern European nation of Symkaria, and now has a goblin-ized army behind him. With Symkarian hero Silver Sable at his side, Spider-Man has all the forces and weaponry that Parker Industries can gather to take the battle to Norman. Spider-Army vs Goblin Army! [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

AMERICA #3 $3.99 Page 61
Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones
Welcome to the X-Men, America — hope you survive the experience! The fate of Lisa Halloran lies in the hands of America Chavez super fans! And they don’t take kindly to rejection. America will have to punch her way in to save her girlfriend, but when a jump goes wrong, she ends up stuck in the past! Can that era’s Storm and the X-Men help her find her way, or are they too busy protecting a world that hates and fears them? But all that’s just the glitter on top. Who is the shadowy figure watching America’s every move?

BLACK PANTHER #14 $3.99 Page 56
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Wilfredo Torres
‘Avengers of the New World’ continues! The Wakandan gods have been silent for too long and T’Challa has no answers for his people. T’Challa communes with the spirits of former Black Panthers for insight and all roads lead to a man from T’Challa’s past but first T’Challa must deal with the mind-warping Doctor Faustus! [A sub plot in the first arc focused on Ayo and Aneke, a lesbian couple. This series may be dropped from the list if they no longer appear.]

BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA: DAWN OF MIDNIGHT ANGELS Vol 1 $17.99 Page 120
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, Alitha Marinez, and Afua Richardson
Wakanda! Home of the Black Panther, a proud and vibrant nation whose legends and mysteries run deep. Now, delve deep into Wakanda’s lore with a love story where tenderness is matched by brutality! You know them as the Midnight Angels, but for now they are just Ayo and Aneka — young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs. But with their king shamed and their queen killed, Ayo and Aneka must take justice into their own hands! They’ve been officers. Rebels. Lovers. But can they be leaders? Plus: the return of former White Tiger, Kasper Cole! As Wakanda burns, Cole can only watch helplessly from halfway around the world. Will he find a new beginning — or meet a painful end? Collecting issues #1-6

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #22 $3.99 Page 9
Nick Spencer and Sean Izaakse
In a world that’s undergone dramatic changes, Sam Wilson takes to the skies again! What is the mission that brings Sam back out from the shadows? {D-Man came out recently and is a cast member.]

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #17 $3.99 Page 7
Nick Spencer and Andres Guinaldo
Secret Empire tie in. In Cap we trust! [A new Quasar (Avril Kincaid) is lesbian.]

DR STRANGE & THE SORCERERS SUPREME #8 $3.99 Page 72
Robbie Thompson and Nathan Stockman
Sir Isaac Newton, scientific genius, pioneer and now nigh-omnipotent sorcerer, has come to the present-day Marvel Universe. First order of events? Take down the Avengers.
The scary thing is, with his current power level, they don’t stand a chance.

HAWKEYE #6 $3.99 Page 74
Kelly Thompson and Michael Walsh
An interstate missing persons case should be pretty open-and-shut for a pro detective like Jessica Jones — especially with the help of Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, A.K.A. L.A.’s newest P.I. extraordinaire. Turns out taking a back seat isn’t something Kate excels at…and it doesn’t help that she’s so eager to show her mentor how sick her super-sleuthing skills are. The two gumshoes will have to find a way to work together if there’s any hope of tracking down their missing starlet. Don’t miss “What would J Jones do? ” part 2!

HULK #6 $3.99 Page 41
Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon
Darkness descends and the Beast rises! Ever since the events of the second super hero civil war, Jen Walters has been doing everything she can to prevent herself from transforming into her rage-filled alter ego but now she must confront a dark force called forward by Maise Brewn’s fear. To survive, and save the lives of those around her, Jen is going to have to give in to her anger and become…the Hulk!

MIGHTY THOR #19 $3.99 Page 37
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
The Asgard/ Shi’ar war comes to a fiery conclusion! The gods of the Shi’ar make their final play against Thor and her allies! With the Phoenix Force unleashed, it’s up to Quentin Quire to quell its destructive power…if he feels like it. Odinson has returned — but what awaits him in the war-torn Asgardia?

MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #19 $3.99 Page 53
Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustsos
Lunella Lafayette has dealt with Terrigenesis, Kid Kree and being recognized as the world’s smartest, but her biggest adventure starts here! A voice from the outer reaches of space beckons Lunella and Devil to make contact…and she won’t take no for an answer! Featuring the marvelous first appearance of GIRL MOON!

MS MARVEL #18 $3.99 Page 50
G Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa
A very Bruno adventure! Attending a prestigious science school has always been one of Bruno Carrelli’s dreams–he just never thought he’d have to lose his best friend (and use of his left hand) to get there. And as much as he loves Wakanda, Bruno can’t help but feel bitter toward Kamala (who’s secretly a super hero) for the super shenanigans that forced him to leave home. But it seems that even when he’s thousands of miles away from Ms. Marvel, adventure’s never far behind this Jersey boy. [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.]

ROYALS #3 $3.99 Page 51
Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers
Black Bolt’s secrets revealed! Journey back through time to discover the hidden histories of the House of Boltagon and forward to the far future, to solve the mystery of “The Last Inhuman”! [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.]

SPIDER-MAN @099 #23 #3.99 Page 46
Peter David and Will Sliney
The future looks bleak as Spidey uncovers the truth about those responsible for destroying his home time period of 2099. But with Miguel’s fiancee Tempest caught in the crossfire, taking down the terrorists might prove impossible. [Read the Glorianna profile.]

STAR-LORD: GROUNDED Vol 1 $19.99 Page 123
Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka
Peter Quill might have been born on Earth, but he’s been away a long time. And now that the Guardians of the Galaxy have gone and gotten themselves stranded on terra firma, how does a man go from soaring through the stars as the legendary Star-Lord to living with his feet planted firmly on the ground? What kind of job options are available for a guy whose resume mostly consists of “guarding the galaxy”? And with all the dangers he has faced and survived, could anything prepare him for…community service?! Maybe Daredevil can help out with that. Or, would you believe, the Shocker? One thing is certain: Earth has a new guardian. Also, a new bartender. Peter Quill — the legendary Bar-Lord! Collecting issues #1-6 and annual #1.

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #19 $3.99 Page 40
Greg Pak and Mahmud Asrar
Hunted by Weapon X! The war against mutantkind never really ended, the weapons just got more lethal. The mysterious director of the Weapon X Program is behind the recent creation of new soldiers – ones that can hide in plain sight, and are deadly enough to take out Sabretooth and Old Man Logan. Weapons X’s newest target? The gamma-infused glutes of Amadeus Cho! When Amadeus is forced to ally with hunters and killers just to survive, what will he become? Featuring Weapon X: Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Warpath and Lady Deathstrike! [Pak had one of his recurring characters, Jake Oh, come out. Thanks, Mike!]

THE ULTIMATES 2 #7 $3.99 Page 11
Al Ewing and Travel Foreman
Secret Empire tie in! As Steve Rogers makes his move, the Ultimates find themselves on the wrong side of his plans. With an existential threat in control of Earth, Galactus might be their last hope but the Lifebringer has problems of his own. [Ms America has a girlfriend as part of the supporting cast.]

ULTIMATES 2: TROUBLESHOOTERS VOL 1 $17.99 Pge 125
Al Ewing and Travel Foreman
Who — or what — is the Cosmic Jailer? What being could be powerful enough to chain Eternity itself? That’s the mystery Galactus must solve — before it’s too late. Ultimate problems require ultimate solutions, and the former World-Eater will call on those who helped cure his insatiable hunger: Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Spectrum and Ms. America! Together they are the Ultimates, protectors of the Omniverse. But now they are something more — the newest heralds of Galactus the Lifebringer! And they specialize in the impossible — like the Shaper’s Ghost! Master Order and Lord Chaos! And the terrifying new entity Logos! Meanwhile, Philip Vogt knows the truth — and faces a decision that will either save the Multiverse, or damn it forever! And the Troubleshooters are watching the Ultimates — and they don’t like what they see. Collecting Ultimates 2 (2016) #1-6.

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #20 Page 71
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
This is it! The epic showdown between Melissa and Squirrel Girl, as the fate of New York City — and everyone in it — hangs in the balance! Will Melissa’s secret intentions be uncovered? Will Doreen and her friends be able to stop her? Can squirrels Truly hope to match an army made up of every other animal ever? Great news: We have studied each of these questions extremely carefully, and we are pleased to reveal our answers in this upcoming issue of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! [Koi Boi is transgender.]

UNSTOPPABLE WASP #5 $3.99 Page 59
Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier
After the revelation of last issue, the clock is ticking and lives are on the line! Nadia and her new team are up against their first real science challenge. The Red Room wants Nadia back and they’ll pull out all the stops to get her. Be there for the conflict that will define the future of The Unstoppable Wasp and G.I.R.L.!

US AVENGERS #6 $3.99 Page 3
Al Ewing and Paco Medina
Secret Empire tie in! Steve Rogers shoots to kill — and A.I.M. is the target! As Roberto Da Costa’s dreams come crashing down, can the U.S.Avengers stay in one piece? Plus: Are we actually going to kill Cannonball?

X-MEN BLUE #3 & 4 $$3.99 Pages 84
Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, and Matteo Buffagni
The X-Men and Sentinels get along like a house on fire…until the X-Men meet a group of Sentinels asking for help. What could these old foes want? And where do they come from? And why are they calling themselves…mutants?

Snikt! Snikt! Snikt!

YOUNG AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE $34.99 Page 139
Allan Heinberg, Jim Cheung, Alan Davis, and Oliver Coipel
Twin brothers Wiccan and Speed of the Young Avengers are boys without a past. When Wiccan’s powers spiral out of control, the team sets out to find the one person who might help: the Scarlet Witch, who may be the twins’ mother, and whose own uncontrollable powers once almost destroyed the Avengers and nearly wiped out the mutant race. The Young Avengers’ search will take them across the world and through time, reunite them with friends thought lost and pit them against deadly enemies; it will find them on the run from the Avengers and aligned with the former mutant terrorist Magneto, the Scarlet Witch’s father. And once they locate the Scarlet Witch, nothing will ever be the same! Collecting Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1-9, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade — Young Avengers #1 and material from Uncanny X-Men (1981) #526.

March 28, 2017
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