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LGBT Previews September 2016 Part 2

Here’s part two of this month’s Previews compilation! You can find part one covering the rest of the publishers in Diamond’s catalog here!   Things that caught my attention – Dark Horse has a Serenity coloring book, a special Wicked + Divine 1831 that won’t be included in volume 4, and Kieron Gillen contributing a story for Vertigo’s American Vampire Anthology, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s She Changed Comics, and a Dr Strange prose book written by Devin Grayson! Oh, there’s more, so check it out!

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

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

astridASTRID: CULT OF VOLCANIC MOON TP Vol 1 $19.99 Page 79
Kim W. Andersson
Formerly the Galactic Coalition’s top recruit, the now-disgraced Astrid is offered a special mission from her old commander. She’ll prove herself worthy of another chance at becoming a Galactic Peacekeeper . . . if she can survive giant insects, brutal sects, and the ancient evil of an uncharted volcanic moon, of course! Swedish comics creator Kim W. Andersson (The Complete Love Hurts, Alena) weaves a comedic sci-fi epic for fans of Firefly and Mass Effect

BOUNTY #3 $3.99 Page 70
Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee
It’s time to explore everyone’s tragic backstory! But as Nina, Viv, and even Oscar spill their guts, Georgie is thinking about the bottom line. Now that their secret identities have leaked, it’s starting to look like they’ll never get paid.

COMPLETE ELFQUEST Vol 3 $24.99 Page 65
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
The legacy of Wendy and Richard Pini’s ElfQuest continues! Experience the dreams of the Wolfriders during their deep sleep as they await the passage of ten thousand years to reunite the tribes–and enjoy the lavishly colored stories of the tribe’s history. Collects ElfQuest: Dreamtime and ElfQuest: Hidden Years.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT HC $12.99 Page 74
Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli
Two magical stories featuring strange creatures that are not quite what they seem! In “The Price,” a mysterious feline engages in a nightly conflict with an unseen, vicious foe. “The Daughter of Owls” recounts a tale of an orphan girl–and how those who wronged her faced bizarre consequences!

ELFQUEST: THE FINAL QUEST #16 $3.99 Page 65
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
The invading human army lands. Now all the elves must pull together to defend the ancestral home of the Wolfriders. Their most potent weapon, the Palace of the High Ones, will not–cannot–be used, even in self-defense. And Cutter, seemingly restored, suddenly realizes he has a new quest: to seek the one being in the world who can right an ancient wrong.

serenitycoloringSERENITY ADULT COLORING BOOK $14.99 Page 63
Sean Cooke, Stephen Byrne, Facundo Percio, Fernando Melek, Pablo Churin, and others
Join the crew of the Serenity on an adventure through the ‘verse where you can relive your favorite moments from the Firefly series–and more! This stunning adult coloring book is filled with 45 detailed and completely original black-and-white illustrations for you to color however you desire. A must-have for fans of the ‘verse!

TOMB RAIDER 2016 #8 $3.99 Page 68
Mariko Tamaki and Phillip Sevy
Following the events of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s life gets more complicated. Lara thought she was on a simple mission to find her missing friend Sam, but after an encounter with the Order of Trinity, she realizes that things aren’t quite so simple. Haunted by her memories of Yamatai, Lara is determined to rescue her friend, whatever the cost. But the specter of Himiko the Sun Queen looms large in Sam’s life and threatens to consume her completely! [Tamaki wrote the teen lesbian coming of age story Skim and This One Summer with her cousin Jillian doing the art.]

WEIRD DETECTIVE #4 $3.99 Page 61
Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova
Sebastian Greene is finding it increasingly difficult to keep his true identity a secret from his partner, Sana Fayez. At the same time, he’s finally tracked down the Juice Box Killer–but can he take on the horrendous beast by himself? [Det. Fayez is lesbian.]

DC

ACTION 963 & 964 $2.99 Page 97
Dan Jurgens, Stephen Segovia, and Art Thibert
“Who Is Clark Kent?” part 1! Look–down there on the ground! It’s a guy, he’s kinda ordinary…it’s–Clark Kent?! As Metropolis recovers from the devastating attack of Doomsday, the mysterious figure claiming to be Clark Kent takes the spotlight to clear his name and prove once and for all that Clark Kent is not Superman! [Maggie Sawyer has moved back to Metropolis after Kate Kane broke up with her in Batwoman.]

“Who Is Clark Kent?” part 2! Superman comes face to face with Clark Kent, and he wants answers! But first the Man of Steel must protect his former alter ego. Clark Kent tells all in this shocking issue! And don’t miss the return of a ghost from Smallville past…

dcbombshells17DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #17 $3.99 Page 130
Marguerite Bennett, Laura Braga, and Mirka Andolfo
Led by Batwoman and Renee Montoya, a rebel group is formed: Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Zatanna and Constantine, Raven, Catwoman, and the Huntress! As they make a run for it to the coast, they become surrounded–it’s a trap! Someone in the rebel group is a traitor, but who? And why? Find out here!

DETECTIVE #940 & 941 $2.99 Pages 104 & 107
James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows, and Alvaro Martinez
“Rise Of The Batmen” part 7! This epic concludes with a battle against the Colony that will change Batman’s world forever–and in a way you’d never expect! Whether they win or lose, they’ve already lost…

Chapter eight: Batman and Batwoman take to the streets in a motorcycle death race against a monster that transforms faster than they can keep up! And at Blackgate, something truly terrifying is growing in the prison’s darkest depths…and its eggs are hatching!

EARTH TWO: SOCIETY #16 $2.99 Page 126
Dan Abnett and Frederico Dallocchio
The Amazonian casket has the potential to remake Earth-2 and end the years of struggle and survival, but is using it too great a risk? The Ultrahumanite doesn’t care. In a last stand, the heroes must stop him from using it to shape a new reality where he is in control–or annihilate Earth-2 entirely. Don’t miss this turning point in Earth-2 history! [Alan Scott recently got a spotlight but he’s still as neutered as Northstar used to be.]

flash6FLASH #6 & 7 $2.99 Page 108
Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico
“Lightning Strikes Twice” Chapter six: Still reeling from Godspeed’s devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central City’s new citizen speedsters. There’s only one problem: they don’t want to give it back. [Keeping Flash on the list since writer Van Jensen had Piper rescue Flash in #51 and mention that he’d been out of costume too long. Presumably Captain Singh and Hartley are a couple and Barry Allen and Rathaway are still roommates!]

“Lightning Strikes Twice” Chapter seven: Still reeling from Godspeed’s devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central City’s new citizen speedsters. There’s only one problem: they don’t want to give it back.

GRAYSON: A GHOST IN THE TOMB TPB Vol 4 $16.99 Page 143
Tim Seeley, Tom King, Mikel Janin, Stephen Mooney, and Carmine Di Giandomenico
Back on the job at Spyral, Dick has a new mission: learn the truth about Agent Zero. Scouring the lab of deceased scientist and Spyral founder Otto Netz, Grayson finds his foes much closer than expected! Collects issues #13-16 and Robin War #1-2.

HARLEY QUINN #3 & 4 $2.99 Page 112
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin
“Die Laughing” part 3! In this concluding chapter, Coney Island threatens to collapse completely under a tidal wave of zombies! Harley’s got a lead on a cure–but what’s it going to take to administer it to a thousand flesh-hungry fiends? Here’s hoping Poison Ivy has an idea…[According to an interview at The Mary Sue, Harley and Ivy are girlfriends “without the jealousy of monotony”.]

“108 Million Ways To Die!” Even though she hates to leave Coney Island as it rebuilds after the zombie apocalypse, Harley must set out on a journey that will take her around the world–and into the clutches of a bizarre robotic enemy! Too bad her Mecha-Harley suit didn’t fit in the overhead bin…

HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #6 $3.99 Page 127
Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, and Mauricet
This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting six long issues for! The identity of Harley Sinn is revealed, and Harley’s gang has found their great leader. But trouble is only beginning for Har–oh who are we kidding? This is the issue where Harley and her Gang kick butt on her captors (and she gets quite a few shots with her mallet as well), as Harley Quinn teaches her gang the most important lesson of all: losing stinks, so win–and never leave Brooklyn if you can help it.

HELLBLAZER #2 $2.99 Page 113
Simon Oliver and Moritat
“The Poison Truth” part two! No one likes rejection–least of all John Constantine. But even if three’s a crowd, he’s going to find a way to get involved in Swamp Thing’s hunt for Abigail Arcane!

MIDNIGHTER: HARD Vol 2 TPB $14.99 Page 144
Steve Orlando, ACO, Hugo Petrus, and David Messina
Midnighter’s accepted Spyral’s job offer…unfortunately, that’s put him in the sights of the Suicide Squad! Collects issues #8-12, plus issue #7 and 8 of the WildStorm Midnighter series and a story from Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1!

NIGHTWING #4 & 5 $2.99 Page 105 & 107
Steve Orlando, Tim Seeley, Javier Fernandez, and Roge Antonio
“Better Than Batman” part four. Nightwing and Raptor enact their endgame to shut down the Parliament of Owls! But the Parliament has one last card up its sleeves: The Moloch, a  giant monster whose mission is simple: eviscerate Nightwing and Raptor.

“Night of the Monster Men” part 2! The Monster Men are stomping their way through Gotham City. How can the Bat-team face the monsters and the storm of the century? And when Nightwing goes behind the scenes to discover where the monsters came from, what lurks in the shadows may be worse than the monsters themselves!

SUPERGIRL #1 $2.99 Page 94
Steve Orlando and Emannulea Lupicchino
“Reign of the Cyborg Superman” part one! Supergirl is back and working for the DEO to defend National City! As Kara Danvers, average American teenager and high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face-to-face with her father: the sinister Cyborg Superman!

superwoman2SUPERWOMAN #2 $2.99 Page 118
Phil Jimenez and Matt Santorelli
“Who Is Superwoman?” part two!
The battle of Metropolis Harbor rages on and the casualties are mounting! To save both herself and the city from the ultra-powered Bizarress duo, Superwoman must turn to John Henry Irons–a.k.a. Steel–for help! But there is a larger villainous force at work behind the scenes, and you won’t believe who it is! Buckle up for the shocking true identity of Ultra Woman!

TEEN TITANS #24 $2.99 Page 129
Tony Bedard, Ian Churchill, and Norm Rapmund
In this climactic issue, the team is forced to make a decision: continue fighting crime as the Teen Titans…or go their separate ways.

WACKY RACELAND #3 $3.99 Page 136
Ken Pontac and Leonardo Manco
Our heroes head to the radioactive remains of Las Vegas for a little R&R between races, hoping for a jackpot of ammunition to add to their dwindling supplies. Instead, they arouse the ire of the ganglord Neon Caesar, who’s got an ax to grind with Red. Meanwhile, Muttley and his vehicles are lost in the labyrinthine sewers beneath the streets when the gangs of Vegas unite to eradicate the Racers. Our heroes must go it alone against the combined might of the Caesars, the Pharaohs, the Clowns, and the terrifying Combovers, who have great weapons. Terrific weapons. Really, they have the best weapons. [This version of Sgt Blast is transgender. See Bleeding Cool. ]

WONDER WOMAN #6 & 7 $2.99 Page 121
Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Liam Sharp
“Wonder Woman Year One” Chapter Three: Diana brings Steve back home, but the reception is not what either of them expected. Amid suspicion and a looming threat, the Patrons pay a visit, and new friendships are forged.

“The Lies” Chapter Four: One god down–how many more to go? Diana takes another step closer to the truth, and Steve Trevor confronts his past!

WONDER WOMAN 77 SPECIAL #4 $7.99 Page 132
Marc Andreyko, Amy Chu, Trina Robbins, Amanda Deibert, Tom Derenick, Dario Brizuela, Tess Fowler, and Christian Duce
After narrowly escaping Wonder Woman (and the law) once before, Gault (actually his disembodied brain!) plots revenge…and seeks a new body to house his evil! Plus, “Worlds Collide” when a tape full of government secrets gets swapped for some excellent Super Funk! We peek at “The Man Behind the Curtain” when a dictator tries to fulfill his daughter’s final wish. And in “Seeing Stars,” Wonder Woman proves herself not a just the protector of Earth…but of the universe.

VERTIGO

americanvampireanth2AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY $7.99 Page 153
Various
This special features nine amazing stories set in the world of Ammerican Vampire, with lost tales, new characters, and old favorites. Series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque will be joined by other amazing creators such as Kieron Gillen, Steve Orlando, Marguerite Bennett, Elliot Kalan, Joelle Jones, Clay McLeod Chapman, and many more! Please note: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

ASTRO CITY #39 $3.99 Page 152
Kurt Busiek and Carmen Carnero
In the 15th century, the Hanged Man made a promise. Today, he needs a lawyer. A look back in at Marta Dobrescu, and her life in Shadow Hill, Astro City’s occult enclave–a life dealing with ghosts, demons, family, romance, and other horrors. And the Hanged Man won’t be her only new client, either. [A trans character was featured in #16 and a gay couple shown in #13.]

CLEAN ROOM #12 $3.99 Page 157
Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt
Life as we know it drastically changes as Astrid fights not only for control of her organization but for the fate of humanity. Meanwhile, Chloe faces an internal struggle of morality: Does saving the world mean turning her back on her personal mission for truth and revenge? Find out in the cosmos-shattering conclusion of “Hell Above and Heaven Below

NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS TP $16.99 Page 156
Neil Gaiman, Matt Wagner, Richard Piers Rayner, Mike Hoffman, John Totlebon, Mike Mignola, Dave McKean, Teddy Krisiansne, and Stephen Bissette
The classic collection of Vertigo tales from New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman is back! Providing tantalizing glimpses into the fantastical worlds he would create and nurture,  collecting some of the accomplished author’s earliest work. These tales star the Golden Age Sandman, Morpheus, Swamp Thing and John Constantine, from Swamp Thing annual #5, Sandman Midnight Theater, Hellblazer #27, Welcome Back To The House Of Mystery #1, and more!

RED THORN #11 $3.99 Page 157
David Baillie and Megan Hetrick
Isla and Tarek explore Glasgow of the Otherworld, while the Red Caps visit the London of ours. Back in The Necropolis, Amaka knocks on a familiar door and makes an offer that might just give Isla what she was looking for in the first place. All of this, and the world wakes up to its newest leader as the bloody story of Thorn and Belatucadros rumbles towards its inevitably costly conclusion. [The male lead character is bi.]

IDW/ TOPSHELF

jem19JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #19 3.99 Page 179
Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren
The Stingers Part one! You thought the Holograms had it rough back when they had to team up with the Misfits?! Well, just wait until they meet the European super group taking the U.S. by storm… The Stingers! Meet Riot, Rapture, Minx, and… Raya?!?! Whaaaat?

SATELLITE FALLING #5 $3.99 Page 186
Steve Horton and Stephen Thompson
The master plan stands revealed, the cards are on the table and the race is on to stop a deadly plague before it wipes out every alien in known space! [Main character Lilly is lesbian.]

IMAGE

beauty10BEAUTY #10 $3.99 Page 220
Jeremy Haun, Jason A Hurley, and Brett Weldele
The second arc of The Beauty concludes! The road to revenge can be a beautiful thing. [Lesbian characters in the last arc.]

CBLDF PRESENTS: SHE CHANGED COMICS $14.99 Page 242
Various
She Changed Comics is the definitive history of the women who changed free expression in comics, with profiles of more than 60 groundbreaking female professionals and interviews with the women who are changing today’s medium, including Raina Telgemeier, Noelle Stevenson, G Willow Wilson, and more! She Changed Comics also examines the plights of women imprisoned and threatened for making comics and explores the work of women whose work is being banned here in the United States. A must for readers of all ages, students, and educators.

DEMONIC #2 $2.99 Page 222
Christopher Sebela, Niko Walter, and Dan Brown
To save his daughter, Scott Graves made a bargain with Aeshma, a demon that only he can see and hear. Now he must harvest enough souls to quench her thirst, while NY’s finest investigate the trail of the dead.

LAZARUS #25 $3.99 Page 229
Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
“Cull,” Part four. Forever takes the field. A terrifying new Lazarus makes his presence known.

midnightsoul4MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL #4 $3.50 Page 231
Howard Chaykin
Strippers and college boys on Swing Street… Bebop and bad cops in Harlem. Tangled memory and tainted love–as the night draws closer to dawn–and blood reckoning. [Two of the main gang members central to the story are either gay or bi.]

MONSTRESS #7 $3.99 Page 216
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Eisner-nominated Monstress is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past… and discover a new, terrible, threat.

PAPER GIRLS #8 $2.99 Page 232
Brian K Vaughn and Cliff Chiang
The future collides with the past in our present-day 2016, and the Paper Girls must make a difficult decision about who to trust.

ringside8RINGSIDE #8 43.99 Page 234
Joe Keatinge, Nick Barber, and Simon Gough
“Work,” Part Three. Davis does everything he can to reclaim past glory. No matter who it hurts. [The rookie character is gay and is in a relationship and another character possibly may be gay.]

SAGA #37 $2.99 Page 200
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
“The War For Phang” Part Two When your babysitter’s a ghost, death is never very far away.

WALKING DEAD #158 $2.99 Page 240
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“The Whisperer War,” Part Two. The war rages on. [One of the men who was half of a gay couple was spoilers! Also, two other gay people in the cast.]

WALKING DEAD Vol 13 HC $34.99 Page 250
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
After a devastating encounter with the Whisperers, Rick must rally the communities to take action. But have they already reached their breaking point? Collects issues #145-156.

THE WICKED + DIVINE #22 $3.50 Page 225
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson

wickeddivine1831WICKED + DIVINE 1831 $3.99 Page 219
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
“Modern Romance ” Critically-acclaimed The Wicked + Divine goes back to the nineteenth century, to see what became of the Romantic poets one infamous night on Lake Geneva… Showcasing Stephanie Hans, this special is bot included in the forthcoming fourth volume trade.

WICKED + DIVINE: RISING ACTION Vol 4 $14.99 Page 250

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson
Every ninety years, twelve gods are reincarnated as young people. They are loved. They are hated. And sometimes – just sometimes – they fall into open Superstar wars. The fourth volume of the award-winning, best selling series from acclaimed creators Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson is the most explosive yet. Collects issues #18-22.

MARVEL

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

aforce9A-FORCE #9 $3.99 Page 21
Kelly Thompson and Paulo Siqueira
The fates of Nico Minoru, a mysterious missing girl named Alice, and a small town in Colorado are all tied together as Civil War II heats up and threatens to tear A-Force apart. The team, with Elsa Bloodstone in foul-mouthed tow, splits up to hunt down the apparent source of the trouble in the hopes of saving the town. However, it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems with the team–A-Force is changing–and by morning there may not be anyone left to save the day.

AGENTS OF SHIELD #9 $3.99 Page 22
Marc Guggenheim and German Peralta
Civil War tie in. It’s Coulson vs his teammates in this epic showdown! Coulson’s Third Faction is hitting the battlefield of Civil War II! But how will they fare against Coulson’s former teammates and their new leader, Elektra? Sides are being chosen and these AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. will never be the same. [Guggenheim is an LGBT ally.]

ALL NEW INHUMANS #11 $3.99 Page 57
James Asmus and Stefano Caseli
Will Gorgon finally reunite with his estranged son? Where do the NuHumans go from here? All these questions will be answered in this issue. [James Asmus has also revealed that one of the new Inhuman characters will be gay.]

allnewxmen13ALL NEW X-MEN #13 $3.99 Page 72
Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley
Now that Genesis has learned that there may not be any hope of escaping his destiny of becoming the maniacal villain Apocalypse, will he continue to fight his future…or surrender to it? It may be moot, as the All-New X-Men come face-to-face with the threat that will spell doom for their entire species: the Inhumans and the Terrigen Mistx!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 $3.99 Page 47
Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli
“Dead No More” marches you closer to the Spider-Event of 2016. The moment you’ve been waiting for has come! Doc Ock has been trapped in the body of The Living Brain since the first issue, but now it’s time for him to act! [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #12 $3.99 Page 46
Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas
The Trial of Ant-Man begins! * Darren Cross is mad, and looking to get even. He’s grimacing and shaking his fists, like, constantly. Tough guy to be around. [Gay Machinesmith has carried over from the previous series. We’ll have to wait and see if the same holds true of the gay Indian-American man who inherited Giant Man’s suit.]

BLACK PANTHER #6 $3.99 Page 63
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Steelfreeze
Rise Of The Dora Lilaje! T’Challa’s failures as king are revealed to the United Nations! Ayo and Aneka, the Midnight Angels, are courted by Tetu and The People to raise Wakanda to glory, but at what price? The storyline that has critics raving and retailers selling out continues! [A sub plot in the first arc focused on Ayo and Aneke, a lesbian couple.]

CAPTAIN MARVEL #9 $3.99 Page 20
Ruth & Chris Gage, and Kris Anka
Civil War tie in. Captain Marvel thought she had it figured out–change the future and save lives. But as friendships turn cold, she has to decide how far she’s willing to go.

DR STRANGE: THE FATE OF DREAMS $24.99 Page 98
Devin Grayson
The world is falling apart. Violent crime is surging while the global economy craters. Doctor Stephen Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme, has defeated demonic hordes, battled evil wizards and tirelessly defended our realm against invading interdimensional armies. But when a dangerous dream begins inspiring normal people to act out their darkest ambitions, even Doctor Strange is pushed to his very limits. Working alongside his longtime nemesis, Nightmare, the Sorcerer Supreme must delve into the nightmares, delusions and desires of an entire planet. To save the Dream Realms, he’ll have to give up some illusions of his own — including his heroism. And in the fallout, what dreams will haunt the Sorcerer Supreme? [This is a prose book.]

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #14 $3.99 Page 70
Jeff Lemire and Victor Ibanez
Nightcrawler and Iceman are scouring the globe for their teammate, Colossus, hoping to save him from the influence of Apocalypse…but it may be they’re the ones in need of rescue! Meanwhile, Storm and Magik run into trouble as they race across parallel dimensions in search of a missing young mutant…

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 71
Ollie Masters, Bradon Montclare, Carlo Barberi, and Rosi Kampe
moongirl7New story arc stars now! When the Terrigen Cloud threatens to wash over a prison and the warden refuses to protect its mutant inmates, the Extraordinary X-Men take matters into their own hands…and stage a prison break! And when Moon Girl takes it upon herself to solve the Terrigen crisis, she may just find an unlikely ally..

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #11 $3.99 Page 58
Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustsos
“Cooties” Part four. One Giant Leap! Moon Girl is gearing up for her biggest challenge ever: the 4th grade science fair! Devil Dinosaur is doing everything he can to keep away Kid Kree! And a new Full Moon is going to drive Lunella crazy!

MS MARVEL #11 $3.99 Page 25
G Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa, and Adrian Alphona
Ms Marvel struggles to put her life and Jersey City back together after devastation strikes. Fists up, buttercup, time to take matters into your own hands.

NEW AVENGERS #16 $3.99 Page 11
Al Ewing and Paco Medina
As Civil War II tie in. The A.I.M. vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. W.H.I.S.P.E.R. war screams towards a heart-shredding climax! It’s a battle to the finish aboard a crashing Air Force One! And no matter who wins, Marvel-Earth will never be the same! We beg of you, true believer, do no reveal the shocking twists within these pages to man or beast!

PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT #10 $3.99 Page 6
Kate Leth and Brittney L Williams
Boy problems. Who’s got ’em? Patsy Walker, that’s who. Let’s get lost in the final issue of our second arc (what?!) as Patsy makes the most of the fight against her (mostly) evil exes. Hellcat didn’t just come here to dance–she came to save her friends and save the day!

SILK #12 $3.99 Page 53
Robbie Thompson and Tana Ford
squadronsupreme11Silk’s search for her parents takes her somewhere unexpected–the Negative Zone! What the heck have her parents been doing in the Negative Zone?! The most surprising book has a few doozies coming up this month!

SQUADRON SUPREME #11 $4.99 Page 19
James Robinson and Leonard Kirk
Civil War tie in. Thanks to the predictions of Ulysses, Warrior Woman now intends to resurrect Namor no matter the risk. To this end, she needs Reed Richards’ time machine, locked away in the Baxter Building. And the Squadron Supreme and their new ally, the real Power Princess, will risk everything to stop her. Even if it means facing the current owner of the Baxter Building…Spider-Man! Meanwhile, Nighthawk remains missing–looking for information on Ulysses and the Civil War raging around them. The first step to a major event in the future of the Squadron.[In terms of LGBT content, Thundra is shown on the cover to issue #1, and she was outed as bisexual in Peter David’s She-Hulk series a few years ago. There has also been a lot of fan speculation about this version of Hyperion from Hickman’s Avengers run.]

THOR #11 $3.99 Page 41
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
The team up you never expected!Thor’s crusade against the corporate overlords of Midgard reaches its climax–and the lives of all New Yorkers hang in the balance. The Goddess of Thunder and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Roz Solomon make their final stand against the Exterminatrix and the Silver Samurai. And thor11Roz and Thor get help from the most unexpected source: Jane Foster.

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #11 $3.99 Page 23
Greg Pak and Mike Del Mundo
With the Black Panter watching his every step, the Hulk takes on a mysterious new arch-enemy. But who is Amadeus really after? [Greg Pak was a backer of Geeks Out’s Flame ConKickstarter.]

THE ULTIMATES #11 $3.99 Page 18
Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort
Civil War tie in. The Ultimates are at war – with each other! Can they solve their problems and come together in time to face the real threat or will Thanos and his new acolyte destroy them all? [Ms America may have a girlfriend as part of the supporting cast, based on the short-story in the Avengers #0 one-shot.]

July 27, 2016
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