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LGBTQ Preview October 2019 Part 1

Let’s just get right to it! If you’re looking forward to Halloween and horror in your comics then you have a few options to tempt you with Northwest Press’ Theater of Horror, Marguerite Bennett’s Horde at Aftershock, and the second of issue of Something Is Killing The Children from James Tynion IV, and the first part of a Buffy Angel Hellmouth crossover. The above graphic is a cropped cover image to the These Savage Shores trade by V. Ram and Sumit Kumar with the themes of colonialism and ancient evil. To be fair, colonialism is an evil but not quite ancient in the context of the trade.

You’ll find BOOM, DE, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, and other small and indy press publisher here. The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Part two with comics from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel is coming soon.

The “fine print”! People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! As much as we try, sometimes a book, series, or creator is overlooked. Send us a message if that’s the case or to let us know about your work that doesn’t appear in Previews. 

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ABRAMS

STEVEN UNIVERSE THE TALE OF STEVEN HC $14.99 Page 249
Rebecca Sugar
In 2019, Cartoon Network aired a pivotal episode in its Emmy- and Annie-award nominated series Steven Universe: The hour-long special “Change Your Mind” revealed the highly anticipated culmination of Pink Diamond’s storyline. Featuring an unusual and thought-provoking interactive format, readers will follow the story of Pink Diamond’s escape from Homeworld, Rose Quartz’s life on Earth, and the creation of Steven Universe, from multiple conflicting perspectives. The Tale of Steven will be an irresistible keepsake for Steven Universe fans of all ages. Picture Book AUG191446

ABRAMS COMICSART

COMMUTE ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR OF FEMALE SHAME HC $24.99 Page 250
Erin Williams
In Commute, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her AUG191449

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

FIVE YEARS #5 $3.99 Page 252
Terry Moore
Katchoo and her Parker Girl team are losing the race to stop a U.S. Senator who is dividing the nation on a pro-Phi Bomb platform. Meanwhile Tambi and Zoe begin a series of violent raids on Phi Bomb labs hidden across Europe. The fists are flying in this new issue from Eisner Award-winning creator Terry Moore! AUG191460

ACTION LAB

PRINCELESS LOVE YOURSELF VOL 9 $14.99 Page 254
Jeremy Whitley, Emily Martin & Various
With only one more volume left until our epic conclusion, Princeless Volume 9 is the biggest and most intense the series has ever been. Adrienne has one last sister left to save, but she’s going to have to go through a maze, a minotaur, and her own father to get there. And far away in the woods of the elves Devin, Tempest, Kira, and Noni have been taken captive. They’re all in danger and the only one who can save them is Tempest. Is she really the daughter of the fallen elf king and queen? Everyone is waiting for her to wake up to find out. AUG191467

AFTERSHOCK

HORDE GN $19.99 Page 258
Marguerite Bennett and Leila Leiz
After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately tries to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnar-ing both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by a mother’s love, the “Horde” is determined to purge Ruby from the collection-or see her join it forever. AUG191495

SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED #1 $3.99 Page 262
Patrick Kindlon and Stefano Simeone
The largest retailer in the world requires the best-trained loss prevention staff, and Security Officer Nussbaum defends the company interests at any cost. Life, human rights, rational thought are all secondary concerns. But his world is upended when he finds a society living under the retail outlet – a culture that challenges his no-tions about consumerism and sense of self. Is he ready for the message? Imagine Judge Dredd working for Amazon, and you’ve got a hint of what you’re in for. AUG191499

AHOY COMICS

PLANET OF THE NERDS TP VOL 1 $17.99 Page 268
Paul Constant, Alan Robinson & Various
Three high school jocks in the 1980s are accidentally frozen by an experimental cryogenics device, only to be revived in the computer-driven, superhero movie-loving world of 2019, an era ruled by nerds! [One character comes out as gay in the last chapter.] AUG191511

SECOND COMING #4 $3.99 Page 268
Mark Russell and Richard Pace
Jesus Christ is missing! Sunstar recruits a team of lesser costumed heroes (who resent his great power) to assist him in the search for the Son of God! Plus the usual Ahoy prose fiction, beautifully illustrated. AUG191512

AMP COMICS FOR KIDS

PHOEBE & HER UNICORN VOL 10 UNICORN WHISPERER $9.99 Page 278
Dana Simpson
Welcome back to the hilarious and heartwarming world of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, where readers of all ages can always find a friend to lend a magical helping hand or hoof. For 9-year-old Phoebe Howell and her sparkling companion, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, every day is an adventure. In this installation, Phoebe navigates the challenges of school life with a little help from her unicorn friend, who is always ready with the perfect spell for the occasion. But as the magic spells mount up, both Phoebe and Marigold find themselves wondering if sometimes they might be taking things just a little too far. AUG191577

SHIMMERING BOX OF UNICORN SPARKLES BOXED SET $39.00 Page 278
Dana Simpson
An extra-special, extra-sparkly box set of Phoebe and Her Unicorn friendship, adventure, and fun! This shimmering box set of Phoebe and Her Unicorn fun contains four sparkling books: Unicorn Crossing, The Magic Storm, Unicorn of Many Hats, and Unicorn Theater. AUG191578

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #708 $3.99 Page 287
Nick Spencer, Mariko Tamaki, and Sandy Jarrell
Archie and Sabrina have been successful at keeping their relationship a secret from everyone-even despite Archie’s now-public persona. But can they continue their mystery around the people in Sabrina’s life? Meanwhile, Reggie and Jughead continue to investigate their own mystery… and stumble upon some big hints!
AUG191625 (St Onge cover) / AUG191626 (Eva Cabrera cover)

ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE 10 YEARS LATER #3 $3.99 Page 286
Michael Uslan and Dan Parent
The story that follows Archie’s two possible futures-one where he’s married to Veronica and another where he’s married to Betty-presses on! Tragedy strikes Archie and Veronica’s life together and leads the couple to confront some difficult questions while the political landscape of Riverdale is on the cusp of drastically changing. Meanwhile, Archie and Betty’s marriage is less-than-perfect, but a once-in-a-lifetime music opportunity for Archie might lead to some huge changes!
AUG191622 (Parent cover) / , AUG191624 (Marguerite Sauvage cover)

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #3 $3.99 Page 285
Alex De Campi and Robert Hack
Riverdale High is on lockdown while a group of new Predators and Predadogs menace the halls during the Halloween Dance. They’re on the search for Archie-Predator and they don’t care who stands in their way. It’s up to Archie and his pals (both new and old) to stand up to this terrifying threat-but do they have what it takes? AUG191609

BLOSSOMS 666 TP $17.99 Page 285
Cullen Bunn and Laura Braga
Cheryl and Jason Blossom are a pair of seemingly normal kids in Riverdale. They’re wealthy, popular and likeable-but they also harbor a deep, dark secret-one of the Blossom Twins is the Anti-Christ. Both want the title, and no one in Riverdale is safe. Collects the mini series. AUG191615

JUGHEAD TIME POLICE #5 $3.99 Page 287
Sina Grace and Derek Charm
It’s a grand melee as Jugheads from every timeline battle each other to capture our current Jughead! Who will be victorious and what kind of burger toppings will they pick? You don’t want to miss the thrilling conclusion to this fun sci-fi romp! AUG191630

JUGHEAD HUNGER VS VAMPIRONICA #5 $3.99 Page 285
Frank Tieri, Pat & Tim Kennedy
This is it! The world-shattering conclusion to the epic horror crossover event of the year! Will Jughead and Vampironica succeed in setting everything right between their respective realities- or will the army of blood suckers reign on Riverdale forever? AUG191616

A WAVE BLUE WORLD INC

DEAD BEATS MUSICAL HORROR ANTHOLOGY GN $19.99 Page 293
Joe Corallo & Various, Richard Case & Various
The Dead Beats music shop is filled with deadly secrets. Run by the mysterious Shoppe Keeper, customers can browse through cursed records, evil sheet music, and instruments of the damned! Our host has dozens of spooky stories to tell you from some of the top names in comics. You’re gonna wanna put on your favorite album when you crack open this anthology. AUG191665

BOOM

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER ANGEL HELLMOUTH #1 $3.99 Page 218
Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert, and Eleonora Carlini
The first event of the all new Buffy Universe starts here! Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job… keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news.she might have failed. The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world. With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn’t fully trust.the vampire vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or these two decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy? From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert and Eleonora Carlini comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse.one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon! AUG191368 (Connecting variant cover) / AUG191366 (Jenny Frison cover)

FAITHLESS TP $17.99 Page 225
Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet
Faith. Sex. The Devil. Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it’s cute.and not just a little off-putting, but it’s part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she’s a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She’s right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her… In short, Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed! New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet coalesce in a story of self-exploration, eroticism, and maybe even love. Collects the complete 6-issue series. AUG191384

FIREFLY #9 $3.99 Page 221
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
Revolution! Zoe has finally returned with a Browncoat army to save Mal and depose Boss Moon. But a lot has changed since she left, and she has no way to know that Mal and Boss Moon are allies, bound by mutual respect. With the Browncoats taking over the planet, Mal and Boss Moon must choose a side to try to prevent all out war. Will their newfound respect for each other save the planet… or doom it? AUG191376

FIREFLY VOL 2 UNIFICATION WAR HC $19.99 Page 221
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
From Joss Whedon comes a new era of Firefly , as the definitive story of the Unification War is told at last! Serenity’s crew is divided, as Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds and his First Mate Zoe Washburn are arrested for crimes committed during the Unification War and they each are forced to choose a side. But Mal and Zoe aren’t ready to go quietly, and after escaping from the Unificators, bounty hunters sent by the government to bring them to trial, they find themselves stranded on a far flung planet, with nothing but each other–and the memories of their many mistakes–for company. War can make villains of even the best men, and their quest for redemption will put them at odds with their crew, their family… and each other, forcing them to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.
Collects issues #5-8. AUG191379

GHOSTED IN LA #4 $3.99 Page 235
Sina Grace and Sioban Keenan
A standard fight between roommates gets complicated when it involves the undead. With all the ghosts in the Manor choosing sides, will Daphne ever be truly at home here? AUG191419 (Keenan cover) / AUG191420 (Grace cover)

GIANT DAYS AS TIME GOES BY #1 $7.99 Page 234
John Allison and Max Sarin
One year after their graduation from university, Esther De Groot and Daisy Wooten are back in Sheffield for a reunion with Susan and McGraw. The year apart has not been easy for all of them, and this reunion will only draw out the secrets they have all been keeping for too long! The series finale of one of the most acclaimed comics series of the decade reveals the future of everyone’s favorite best friends! AUG191417

LUMBERJANES #67 $3.99 Page 236
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Kanesha C. Bryant
While Jo, Ripley, Mal, Emily and Hes from the Zodiac cabin are hiking through the woods in search of proof of extraterrestrial life, the rest of the ‘Janes are setting out on a hunt of their own, after Freya! The supposed goddess has catnapped Marigold and disappeared off into the forest. It’s up to Diane, April, and Molly to rescue Barney’s kitten! AUG191422

LUMBERJANES VOL 13 $14.99 Page 236
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Dozerdraws
The woods surrounding Miss Qiunzella Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types are home to more incredible magical critters and beings than anyone could possibly imagine…unfortunately, on this particular day, it’s pouring rain, and each and every ‘Jane has been tasked with just one job: stay inside, stay dry, and don’t get into trouble. Confined to the Mess Hall, Jo and Molly give tabletop roleplaying a try, while Ripley, April, and Mal venture a little further afield after discovering a secret tunnel beneath the Kitchens… and the colossal prehistoric bug that lives there! Hey, they’re not technically outside, right?
Collects issues #49-52. AUG191424

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #44 $3.99 Page 226
Ryan Parrott and Daniele di Nicuolo
Necessary Evil continues as the Omega Rangers return to Earth and meet the Power Rangers for the first time! But if they want to defeat Lord Zedd together, Jason, Trini and Zack will have to keep their identities a secret from their friends! Features the first appearance of the Omega Ranger Zords! AUG191385

ONCE & FUTURE #3 $3.99 Page 228
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
Gran and Duncan are in a race against time to get back to the Otherworld. The sword in the stone awaits, and he who pulls the sword from the stone becomes King. AUG191392

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 $3.99 Page 224
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Children are dying in the town of Archer’s Peak and the ones who survive bring back terrible stories. A strange woman named Erica Slaughter has appeared and says she fights these monsters behind the murders, but that can’t possibly be true. Monsters aren’t real, are they?AUG191382

STEVEN UNIVERSE #33 $3.99 Page 239
Taylor Robin and S M Mara
Peridot introduces Pearl and Amethyst to her favorite show, but it doesn’t go as expected when they disagree on key points. Will the Gems be able to overcome their differences and appreciate the show in their own ways? Featuring an all-new creative team with writer Taylor Robin, creator of Never Satisfied and artist S. M. Mara. AUG191431

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

GENTLE CAGE NOVEL $8.95 Page 452
You Shizaki and Kamiko Sasaki
“Possessions should act like possessions, and give up gracefully.” Private Secretary to a high powered businessman, Itsuki is surprised to hear that his employer has named the temperamental, sculptor Hitachi as the successor to his business. But does that include Itsuki himself? Hitachi seems to think so! Luckily, Itsuki has carried a torch for Hitachi for sometime now. So while Hitachi treats him as a doll with no free will, who exactly is the prisoner in the situation is still up for debate. AUG192513 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LIKE A LOVE COMEDY NOVEL $8.95 Page 452
Aki Morimoto and Yutta Narumi
Biwa was a fledgling screenwriter working at an American TV drama production company. After three years at the company, his big break has finally come! He’s been named to a drama production team. But just before the team’s first meeting, Biwa, distracted, slams into a man he doesn’t know, who glares at him. It’s Japan’s top actor, Yamato Toyohira, the star of the drama! Biwa is supposed to be his assistant, but Yamato’s arrogance is driving him crazy! AUG192515 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KURASHINA SENSEI’S PASSION VOL 3 $12.95 Page 452
Natsuho Shino
Welcome back to the renowned Shoei Acadamy, a school which prides itself on educating young men from respected families from kindergarten all the way through senior high school. Newly-arrived teacher Reiji Kurashina is just as popular with his students as ever, inspiring feelings of passion in all of them. The class president and his committee decided to plan a school camping trip. Kurashina Sensei reluctantly agrees to go with them. Spending the night under one roof with a youthful and curious academy student…would something happen to Kurashina sensei? AUG192514 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW  VOL 2 $12.95 Page 452
Souya Himawari
At the war’s height, Takakage and Mizuo once again cross paths. The two embrace, profess their unending love for each other, and swear mutual oaths…but there is talk of Takakage getting married. With their personal crisis and the war ripping apart the nation, how will the two men be able to stay connected? AUG192516 (OFFERED AGAIN)

STEAL MOON VOL 2 $12.95 Page 452
Makoto Tateno
Once, Nozomi and Coyote had a bitter hatred for each other. But when Coyote risks his life to save Nozomi, Coyote’s true feelings are made clear to Nozomi, and now Nozomi decides to forgive everything from their past and takes steps to love Coyote. That’s when the surveillance system, ISIS, starts going berserk and tries to prevent the two of them from acting on their feelings. AUG192517 (OFFERED AGAIN)

YOKAN PREMONITION NOISE  VOL 2 $12.95 Page 453
Makoto Tateno
Akira is a lead vocalist of a popular band called Charon. Hiroya Sunaga was a singer once before but he left the music scene to pursue acting career. But he realizes that his first love is music. He makes a decision to abandon his acting career and comes back to music business and joins a legendary band called Nune as a lead vocalist. Akira and Hiroya are rivalry-friends. They love each other and they respect each other but rivalries always seem to get in their way. They are trying to make this relationship work but can they put their ego and talent aside? AUG192518 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

MOOMIN DELUXE LARS JANSSON EDITION SLIPCASE VOL 2 $69.95 Page 318
Lars Jansson
Since the first Moomin comic strip appeared in the London Evening News, Tove Jansson’s creations have become an international sensation, inspiring TV shows, cafes, a museum, an opera, and even an amusement park. And now in this new deluxe anniversary edition are hundreds of pages of Moomin comics, starring Moominmamma, Snorkmaiden, Sniff, Mrs. Fillyjonk, and many more familiar faces. This slipcase edition collects Lars Jansson’s contributions to the series when his sister, Tove, grew tired of drawing a daily strip after half a decade, alongside rare ephemera and tributes by cartoonists and writers.
Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXIX #6 (JUN191681) AUG191877

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY GN $22.95 Page 319
Jillian Tamaki
Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer, moody and atmospheric bestsellers. SuperMutant Magic Academy, which Jillian has been serializing online for the past four years, deftly plays superhero and high school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. AUG191884 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

CHASTITY #2 $3.99 Page 200
Leah Williams and Daniel Maine
Chastity finds herself part of a group of kidnapped women. But why were they taken, and who’s behind this? Escaping imprisonment is one thing–escaping where that prison is, is another! Then again, kidnapping normal women is one thing–kidnapping a half-vampire is another! AUG191274

DEATH-DEFYING DEVIL #3 $3.99 Page 201
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
Celebrate The Death-Defying ‘Devil #3 and the 10th Anniversary of Dynamite’s Project Superpowers line with this limited, virgin cover by Inhyuk Lee!
The siege of Winslow House continues! Devil is up against the thugs trying to invade and possibly the house itself. What makes this seemingly rundown building so special and will its tenants survive to find out? AUG191289

RED SONJA #9 $3.99 Page 203
Mark Russell and Bob Q
War wages on. Sonja The Red and her Hyrkanian army travel to the mysterious Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene, in the hope that they will intervene on her behalf. But elsewhere…treason in Sonja’s War Council. AUG191300

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA #2 $3.99 Page 208
Jordie Bellaire and Drew Moss
In this issue: Vampirella takes a potion. Red Sonja gets hung upside-down by magic. A magical mystical mysterious gem begins to reveal its secrets. And many, many, so many hamburgers are consumed. AUG191340

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #6 $3.99 Page 204
Amy Chu and Maria Sanapo
Will Betty and Veronica ever consider journalism as a career again or be tempted by the darker, more lucrative path as social media influencers? Is this the first and last time Vampirella and Red Sonja journey to Riverdale, or will they team up with The Punisher next? Indeed, will Riverdale ever be the same again? Stay tuned! AUG191312

SAVAGE TALES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE SHOT #0 $4.99 Page 198
Mark Russell and Jacob Edgar
A 28-page special, directly connected to the events of Red Sonja #9. Know this, in a time before, Young Sonja The Red journeyed to the Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene. She would attempt to convince them to bring her family and friends back to life. But magic comes with a cost. AUG191258

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

LOIS LOWRY GIVER GN $22.99 Page 336
P. Craig Russell and Lois Lowry
The Giver is a modern classic and one of the most influential books of our time. Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P. Craig Russell’s beautifully haunting illustrations. Readers experience the haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas and his seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Witness Jonas’ assignment as the Receiver of Memory, watch as he begins to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community, and follow the explosion of color into his world like never before., AUG192009 (OFFERED AGAIN)

HUMANOIDS INC 

IGNITED TP $14.95 Page 338
Mark Waid, Kwanza Osajyefo, and Philippe Briones
The lives of six teenagers are changed forever when tragic chaos ensues in their high school. Now the power to restore order is literally in their hands. It’s the first day back at Phoenix Academy High-but this year, there’s no back to school excitement in the air, as returning students and faculty are haunted by memories of last year’s horrific attack. So many friends and colleagues were lost, and some of those who survived underwent changes-they ignited, gaining supernatural abilities they barely understand. Little do they know this is just the beginning. AUG192010

OMNI #3 $3.99 Page 338
Devin Grayson and Alitha Martinez
New Mexico: An ICE border facility has been seized by a group of superpowered teenagers who’ve been separated from their parents. Cecelia and Mae decide to head there to help solve a humanitarian crisis before it becomes an explosive situation! AUG192013

STRANGELANDS #4 $3.99 Page 338
Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger, and Vanesa R. Del Rey
Elakshi and Adam have been drawn apart, and as expected chaos ensues! Desperately on the run in the Colorado mountains, they’re being hunted by dual forces — and it’s a race to see who can kill them first. AUG192012

IRON CIRCUS COMICS

LONESOME ERA GN $30.00 Page 345
Jon Allen
Camden is a cat. Camden is also crushing hard on his best buddy and all-around terrible influence, Jeremiah. Young, bored, and trapped in their slowly decomposing Rust Belt town, Camden tamps down his burgeoning feelings for the local ne’er-do-well and allows himself to be dragged along with every awful idea, every hair-brained plan, and every threat to life and limb Jeremiah can come up with. As the dangers of Camden’s risk-taking mount, an even more terrifying confrontation with who he is and what he truly wants looms ever closer. How much longer can this go on? With acute perception and sensitive wit, Jon Allen explores the depths of teenage yearning below the deceptively shallow details of everyday life in a powerful, page-turning coming-of-age tale. AUG192037

KODANSHA

HITORIJIME MY HERO VOL 5 $12.99 Page 458
Memeko Arii
A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: He’s found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all… and as their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole time. AUG192546

SAILOR MOON ETERNAL EDITION VOL 6 $27.99 Page 458
Naoko Takeuchi
The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each). Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation! AUG192551

LION FORGE

CATALYST PRIME SEVEN DAYS #1 $3.99 Page 355
Gail Simone, Jose Luis & Various
DAY ONE: Lorena Payan was the first to realize a meteor was hurtling towards Earth two years ago. Now, she’s the first to realize the Earth is in danger once more from something equally cosmic but far more sinister. As dubbed by a mystery figure, the Obsidian Men begin appearing silently all over the globe, and our heroes Noble, Summit, and Accell join together to investigate. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXIX #5 (MAY191791) AUG192062

MOONCAKES GN $14.99 Page 350
Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.
Nova Huang is still young, but she’s one of the most powerful witches in New England. She spends her days working in her grandmothers’ spell book shop and her nights hunting down the supernatural. Tam Lang, a genderqueer werewolf, was Nova’s childhood crush. Tam has been wandering from place to place for years until the one fateful night they find themselves back in their hometown… battling a giant horse demon in the woods. Tam turns to Nova for help, and their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.
AUG192060

NAN A TALESE

HANDMAIDS TALE GN $22.95 Page 361
Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault
In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic freedoms, (work, property, her own name), Offred remembers a different time, not so long ago, when she was valuable for more than her viable ovaries, when she was mother to a daughter she could keep, and when she and her husband lived and loved as equals. Darkly prescient, scathingly sarcastic, and eminently frightening, The Handmaid’s Tale has only gained relevance since it was originally published, and remains one of the most powerful, widely read stories of our times. AUG192085 (OFFERED AGAIN)

NORTHWEST PRESS

THEATER OF TERROR REVENGE OF THE QUEERS GN $29.99 Page 364
Jillian Tamaki & Various, Bradley C. Rader & Various
A horror anthology featuring a remarkable collection of talented LGBTQ cartoonists illustrating in vivid detail what keeps them up at night. With everything from gore to suspense to supernatural horror to camp, this a tome of shocking queer horror comics we dare you to read! AUG192122

ONI PRESS / LIMERENCE PRESS

R(ENDER) #1 $3.99 Page 367
Leah Williams and Lenka Simeckova
Emie Ocampo, a photographer who can capture the last images from the retina of the deceased teams up with Natalie Bixel, a skeptical detective, to unravel a slew of unsolved murders in a neon?noir landscape. AUG192123

STUMPTOWN VOL 1 $10.00 Page 374
Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth
Join the investigation on Dex Parios’s first case for just $10! Dex is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she’s less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke — she’s into the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex’s luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino operation, will clear Dex’ debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne’s missing granddaughter. Is this job Dex’s way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper? AUG192146 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RUNNING PRESS

WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES OF AMAZON PRINCESS BOXED SET $20.00 Page 381
Steve Korte
Experience the history and adventures of the Amazon Princess in this deluxe box set of illustrated hardcover books, including Amazing Amazon: The Legend of Wonder Woman, Gods and Mortals: The Enemies of Wonder Woman, Powerful Princess: Amazonian Powers and Tools, and Paradise Island: Home of the Amazons. Each book is hardcover, 48 pages, and fully illustrated with full-color artwork throughout. They come packaged in a slipcase box. AUG192181

SEVEN SEAS

CLASSMATES VOL 3 $12.99 Page 461
Asumiko Nakamura
The touching Boys’ Love story that inspired a hit animated film. Hikaru always thought his classmate Rihito was kind of a snob, until he stumbles across Rihito secretly practicing a song in an empty classroom. Hikaru agrees to become Rihito’s music tutor, and with each lesson the two boys grow closer. But when Hikaru realizes that he’s fallen in love with Rihito, will they stay classmates or become something more? AUG192564

CORNERED MOUSE DREAMS OF CHEESE  VOL 1 $13.99 Page 461
Setona Mizushiro
A compelling LGBT+ drama by the creator of Black Rose Alice and After School Nightmare! Ootomo Kyoichi, a weak-willed salaryman in a troubled marriage, is cheating on his wife. To his surprise, his wife hires a private eye to expose his affair-and the private eye is none other than Imagase, an underclassman Kyoichi knew in college. Imagase explains that he’s gay and always had a crush on Kyoichi, so he offers to hide the infidelity in exchange for the make-out session he’d always fantasized about back in college. Kyoichi reluctantly agrees, thinking it will save his marriage, but things with Imagase soon spiral out of control. AUG192565

OUR WONDERFUL DAYS  VOL 1 $12.99 Page 462
Kei Hamuro
A touching yuri series about two girls falling in love in the Japanese countryside. On the first day of high school, Koharu is struck speechless at the sight of the beautiful new transfer student, Mafuyu. It turns out that Mafuyu and Koharu have a deep connection, one going all the way back to their childhood. As the two friends reconnect, their feelings start to grow into love. This sweet love story that first gained popularity on Pixiv is now a series! AUG192571

SILVER SPROCKET

F$$$ OFF SQUAD GN $15.00 Page 384
Dave Baker and Nicole Goux
F*ck Off Squad centers on the lives of three queer teens as they attempt to navigate their way into young adulthood. It’s the greatest comic ever made about skateboarding, Instagram, and low-key trying to date someone while you’re still in a relationship. AUG192199 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LORNA TP $10.00 Page 384
Benji Nate
Lorna’s like any other girl. She loves cats, she’s incredibly awkward, and she won’t hesitate to pull a knife on those who displease her! From Catboy creator Benji Nate, Lorna follows the malicious-yet-charming Lorna as she learns about fashion, friendship, and romance, with a generous helping of murder! AUG192200 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SUBLIME

DON’T BE CRUEL TP VOL 8 $12.99 Page 427
Yonezou Nekota
It’s been a while since Maya and Nemu have had any alone time, so they can’t help but go a little overboard when they finally see each other! But later that same night when Maya’s friend Ruka has a severe asthma attack, Maya sneaks out to help him, and when Nemu asks him the next morning where he went, Maya quickly changes the subject. Is a bad habit from Maya’s playboy days rearing its ugly head? And what will Nemu do when he finds out the truth? AUG192409

TITAN COMICS

DOCTOR WHO 13TH DOCTOR VOL #3 #12 $16.99 Page 395
Jody Houser, Rachel Stott, and various
The Doctor and her companions Ryan, Yaz, and Graham return in a fast-paced, fun, accessible new adventure. The Doctor finally unites with her childhood hero – the roguish Time Lord known as The Corsair! It’s just a shame their meeting isn’t a happy one… From writer Jody Houser – guest-starring a never-before-seen Time Lord, created for the show by Neil Gaiman! Collects Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #9-12. AUG192248

LIFE IS STRANGE #9 $3.99 Page 392
Emma Vieceli and Andrea Izzo
Max, Chloe, and Rachel return in the official Life is Strange comic – continuing the story of the award-winning game from Square Enix and DONTNOD! Acclaimed writers Emma Vieceli and artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo bring these beloved heroines to life for a highly anticipated third arc! [Chloe is lesbian and Rachel and Max are bi.] AUG192232

TOKYO POP

HANGER  VOL 3 $12.99 Page 434
Hirotaka Kisaragi
In a futuristic Neo-Tokyo, crime is rising rapidly in the wake of a new generation of super-drugs capable of enhancing the user’s physical and mental abilities. Hajime Tsukumo is a new recruit on a federal task force trained to go after these powered-up criminals. Now he must team up with Zeroichi, a so-called Hanger looking to reduce his own jail sentence in exchange for helping to take down these chemically-boosted bad guys. AUG192416

Volumes 1 (AUG192417) and 2 (AUG192418) are offered again.

SERVANT & LORD VOL 1 $12.99 Page 435
Lo Yu and Lorinell Yu
Christian has always admired handsome, talented composer Daniel. Their shared appreciation for music marked the beginning of a friendship between a willful boy and a sophisticated young man. But when tragedy strikes and circumstances twist around to put Daniel in the service of Christian’s wealthy family, their bond is tried in unexpected ways. Years ago, the universal language of music drew them toward one another. Now, Christian can only hope it’s still enough to bridge the gap between their vastly different lives. AUG192421 (OFFERED AGAIN)

STAR COLLECTOR  VOL 1 $12.99 Page 435
Anna B. and Sophie Schonhammer
Fynn has always been lazy: his favorite activities are skipping class, smoking, and lounging around. When his girlfriend breaks up with him, telling him to try doing something else for a change, he has no idea where to even start. One night, on a walk around the neighborhood, he comes across Niko stargazing on a hill. Niko wants nothing to do with this chain-smoking, loud-mouthed guy getting in the way of his astronomy– but Fynn is intrigued. What’s up with this nerdy boy who loves to watch the stars, and why is Fynn so captivated by him? AUG192419 (OFFERED AGAIN)

Volume 2 AUG192420

STILL SICK VOL 1 $12.99 Page 432
Akashi
Makoto Shimizu is just an ordinary office worker, blending in seamlessly with her colleagues on the job… that is, until her coworker Akane Maekawa discovers her well-hidden secret: in her spare time, she draws and sells girls’ love comics!
Akane is the last person Makoto would think of as a nerd, but as her interest in Shimizu’s art blossoms and the two grow closer, it’s starting to seem like Akane may have a secret of her own. AUG192415

VALIANT

DOCTOR MIRAGE #3 $3.99 Page 406
Magdalene Visaggio and Nick Robles
Doctor Mirage’s mind-bending mystery to the other side leads her to a frightening new foe! How death-defying is Doctor Mirage? Featuring the first appearance of a terrifying new villain! Enter: the Embalmer! AUG192307 (Tan cover) / AUG192308 (Colleen Doran cover)

LIVEWIRE #11 $3.99 Page 406
Vita Ayala and Tana Ford
Amanda McKee, aka “Livewire”, continues the fight to clear her name. Teamed up with politician John Wright, Amanda learns there’s more to superhero-ing than just punching bad guys. But when masked men hold a charity rally hostage, Livewire is ready to show the world she’s ready to be a hero in the spotlight! AUG192310 (Stacey Lee cover) / AUG192311 (Tula Lotay cover) / AUG192312 (annie Wu cover)

VAULT

MALL #3 $3.99 Page 414
Michael Moreci, Gary Dauberman, and Zak Hartong
Warfare spreads through the mall as insidious secrets are unearthed. Below, Ronin and Andre meet a new clan-who pits them against a fabled beast in a game of life and death! AUG192347

MONEY SHOT #1 $3.99 Page 411
Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie
In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device. Her big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in Money Shot!
A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind-and money. AUG192340

SERA & ROYAL STARS #4 $3.99 Page 413
Jon Tsuei and Audrey Mok
Sera travels the depths of the Underworld with no means of escape. Will the Council of Gods offer a way out or will the Royal Stars be forced to enact a dangerous plan before the stars of Draco seal their fate? AUG192345

TEST #5 $3.99 Page 414
Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman
Aleph Null came to Laurelwood looking for the future. At the center of the maze, they found themself instead. Now, to become the savior the town needs, they’ll have to join forces with an impossible ally and foster something they’ve been trying to extinguish their whole life: their humanity. AUG192346

THESE SAVAGE SHORES VOL 1 $16.99 Page 412
V. Ram and Sumit Kumar
Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself. Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth. AUG192342

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