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LGBTQ Previews April 2021 Part One

Alice In Leatherland! Alison Bechdel with a new graphic novel! Project Patron from Steve Orlando! Sailor Moon! BL! BL! BL!

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 here.

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBTQA or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! Notice something missing that should be on the list? Please send a message!

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EROS PSYCHE #2 $3.99 Page 195
Maria Llovet
Sara’s life at The Rose has started and so far has been nothing but idyllic and happy. But soon she’ll realize behind the firm rules of the institution there are also shadows and secrets. Maria Llovet brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche. FEB210935

UNSACRED VOL 2 #6 $3.99 Page 196
Mirka Andolfo, Davide Goy, and Gabriele Bagnoli
In Un/Sacred Vol 2, Mirka and her special guests invite you once again into the world of Angelina, Damiano, and their daughter Eden! Issue 6 gives us two endearing stories. In “Pongo”, we meet an angelic looking dog that that ends up being a real devil, and causes quite the commotion. And in “The Blue Pills” we fast forward for a glimpse into the life and marriage of what are now a very old (but still amusing) Damiano and Angelina. FEB210951


SERIAL #3 $3.99 Page 198
Terry Moore
The Santa Nino killer strikes again! This time police are able to see a pattern that may link dozens of deaths to the serial killer’s unique style. While the police investigate Zoe’s friend as suspect #1, Zoe intensifies her search for the female serial killer who proves to be as clever and elusive as Lucifer himself! FEB210966


Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre
The Animals rest and consider their path. Where have they come from? Where can they go? When they were taken from the wild, how did their fates change humanity forever? What will they become? This volume features the entire third year of AfterShock’s flagship title, issues #19-28. FEB210994

LONELY RECEIVER TP $16.99 Page 210
Zac Thompson and Jen Hickman
A Horror/Break-up Story in Five Parts. Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She’s alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend. This volume contains the entire series, issues #1-5. FEB210993

PROJECT PATRON #1 $4.99 Page 202
Steve Orlando and Patrick Piazzalunga
Thirty years ago, the world watched in horror as the Patron, a hero sent as humanitarian aid from a different dimension, went punch for punch with Woe, a primordial beast and a perfect match for our mighty protector. In the end, hero and villain alike fell…but the Patron returned – and continues to defend us to this day! At least, that’s what we’ve all been told. The truth is, the Patron died that day along with Woe. The UN replaced the Patron with a Reploid, designed to mimic the real Patron and continue on his mission of protection. Today, the Patron Reploid is secretly piloted by an elite team – a team prepared for anything… except for the death of one of their own. FEB210981


Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk (CA) Richard Pace
It’s Jesus to the rescue when a bureaucracy menaces Sunstar’s grandmother; and millions of lives are threatened by a villain Sunstar bullied in high school. Plus: new Ahoy prose stories & pictures. FEB21100


ALICE IN LEATHERLAND #1 $3.99 Page 240
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
Alice, a young writer of children’s story books, is hurtled out of her fairytale-like life when she discovers her girlfriend has been cheating on her! Charmingly defiant, she leaves her small forest town and leaps into a new adventure to seek love (and find herself) in the fast life of San Francisco. There, her concept of pure, magical love will be completely over turned, her biggest challenge won’t be reckoning with other people’s sexual drive, it’ll be getting a grip on her own! From your new favorite writer and artist team of Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli, Alice In Leatherland is a comedy about sex and so, inevitably, about every other aspect of life, too. As Iolanda and Elisa describe the book: “Sex is recounted as a way to investigate our relationship with ourselves and others, with our bodies and our place in the world; sexual pleasure as self-affirmation and growth. There is room for Love, too, and bravery. And for many good laughs, that never hurts.” FEB211154

DESTINY NY #2 $3.99 Page 241
Pat Shand and Manuel Preitano
After meeting the mysterious Lilith, former prophecy girl Logan McBride’s life is thrown into turmoil when her ex (and now, rising MMA star and former prophecy girl herself) Bailey comes back into town. Also, Gia is hanging out with Lilith… you know, the woman she’s destined to kill. Basically, everything is going well. FEB211158

Matteo Pizzolo and Anna Wieszczyk
It’s back! From Matteo Pizzolo (CALEXIT) and Anna Wieszczyk, the comic that Zac Thompson said “pushed me further than I’ve ever been pushed” returns to ratchet up the chaos and roar through the comic market, spitting punk rock fury, thundering into your eyeballs and running roughshod across your brains with its often mindbending, sometimes horrifying, always clever & devious tale of sci-fi magic, apocalyptic sex, and subversive mindbombs. FEB211161

Matteo Pizzolo and Anna Wieszczyk
Part two of Pizzolo & Wieszczyk’s futuristic chaos and conspiracy epic. Strap on your gas mask and dive back into the devious and twisted world of Godkiller. “Godkiller is that early display of genius. A nascent voice ready to make a lot of fucking noise. It showed Pizzolo’s skills, his tastes, his balls, and it set the stage for what would come from Black Mask and Pizzolo.” -Tim Seeley Collects issues 4-8. FEB211165 Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXV #10 (OCT151117)

This Amazon link is to a book collecting both volumes 1 and 2.

Matteo Pizzolo, Tim Seeley & Various
Fallen gods, weaponized orgasms, and quantum physics-wielding technowizards collide in Pizzolo and Wieszczyk’s beloved modern classic about a teenage orphan named Tommy and an escaped slavegirl named Halfpipe who travel through a post-nuke wasteland in search of a new heart for Tommy’s dying sister. “Saga meets Johnny The Homicidal Maniac.” -Aint It Cool News “A horrific yarn of quantum physics, culture jamming, and conspiracy theory.” -Wired The sleeper hit of 2014, Godkiller’s devoted following has grown larger and more fanatical since its debut in comic shops in October. Collecting issues 1-3 here, this trade streets alongside issue 4 so the two books combined make for a great jumping on point as word spreads of this unique, grimy, beloved tale that is unlike anything else out there. FEB211164 (OFFERED AGAIN)


ABBOTT 1973 #4 $3.99 Page 175
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
Elena has assembled a force of unlikely allies to mount an important rescue mission — but with vengeful gangsters and the deadly Umbra closing in, this is a fight they may not be able to win. The secret to victory may lie with one of Elena’s old friends — and the dark truth behind the Umbra’s return. FEB210861

Dan Panosian and Marianna Ignazzi
Welcome to Crab’s Eye, a small town where magic is real and gossip can kill. Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials-and the ones that survived did so together, protecting the ancient secrets entrusted to them for generations. They call themselves the Ravens. Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed-except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly, who just went missing. The truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger-and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends! Collects the complete An Unkindness of Ravens #1-5. FEB210864

Jeremy Lambert, Jordie Bellaire, and Ramon Bachs
Buffy must make the biggest decision of her life — fight the Watcher’s Council or save the world from the threat of the Multiverse. But where does Giles and the rest of Team Slayer stand? Whichever she chooses, the world(s) as Buffy knows it will never be the same again- and neither will the Scooby Gang. FEB210895

FIREFLY #28 $3.99 Page 185
Greg Pak and Ethan Young
New Characters! New Enemies! The new era continues, as the crew of Serenity make one last ditch effort to stop the Blue Sun’s plan to close off the ‘verse! But this means Kaylee must work together with the last person she expected. And when things are done, no one will be where they thought they would be. FEB210904

Josh Lee Gordon and Fabiana Mascolo
It’s been 20 years since the events of Firefly, but Serenity can’t seem to keep out of trouble — which means Zoe and her daughter Emma are in for a world of hurt! With the Blue Sun on their tail, they turn to the only people they can trust — Kaylee and Simon. But what happened to Mal… and what does it mean for the new crew of Serenity? FEB210900

LUNA #3 $3.99 Page 175
Maria Llovet
As Lux and Teresa unite their bodies, her consciousness is transported somewhere else and she discovers something — and someone — of a divine nature. But this journey across realities will reveal unexpected truths to Teresa about the Family of the Sun and herself. FEB210858 (Llovet cover) / FEB210859 (Anka cover)

Ram V and Filipe Andrade
A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine and The Dreaming from Ram V and Filipe Andrade that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism. With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai. Struggling with her new-found mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born. But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history or does a more shocking fate await her? FEB210841

ONCE & FUTURE #18 $3.99 Page 177
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
The truth shall be revealed…and our world is hardly ready for the consequences to come. But don’t worry, Duncan and Bridgette are here to save Britain from being pulled into the Otherworld. Unless, of course, they fail. FEB210869

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #2 $3.99 Page 174
Alex Child, Grant Morrison, and Naomi Franquiz
August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie are the prime suspects in the disappearance of the missing boys, but the authorities have no idea what monsters roam the Proctor Valley Road. As the town — and even their families — closes in on the girls, August makes a choice to visit that haunted road one last time. And even if she survives, an even greater threat may have its eyes on these four friends. FEB210854

SEVEN SECRETS #7 $3.99 Page 177
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Another case has been opened, and with it, a new path revealed. Caspar and the remaining members of the Order have managed to escape to the world of Faerie but are they truly safe? FEB210865

James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Archer’s Peak is in lockdown, as Erica Slaughter has lost control of the situation. But as the House of Slaughter arrives to clean up the situation by any means necessary, Erica finds that the true threat to those around her isn’t who — or what — she ever expected. Collects Something is Killing The Children #11-15. FEB210874

WYND ORIGINAL GN VOL 1 $14.99 Page 188
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Wynd lives a quiet life in Pipetown — working at the local tavern, out of sight in the secret rooms beneath the floorboards, often stealing away to catch glimpses of the son of the castle’s groundskeeper as he works. But Wynd also has a secret… magical blood betrayed by his pointed ears, forbidden within the city limits. Joined by his best friend Oakley and Thorn, the groundskeeper’s son, Wynd’s strange dreams and an encounter with the city guard send him on the most dangerous adventure he could imagine, where Wynd will discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, the magic within himself. Collects Wynd #1-5. FEB210913


LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #10 $4.99 Page 261
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine (eat it, FF) hits its tenth issue! In Jaime’s half, Tonta meets Maggie face to face for the first time! When Titans Clash! Meanwhile, the invasion of Lumina’s village sparks the beginning of the end. In Gilbertland, Fritz wears one of her oddest costumes yet, in a story that ties in to the Lagrimas saga from the 3rd and 4th issues of Gilbert’s solo spinoff series, Psychodrama Illustrated! FEB211301


Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli
Discover the next thing in horror from award-winning writer of television and comics Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Wolverine) and acclaimed artist/writer Emma Vieceli (Doctor Who, Life is Strange), along with color artist Pippa Bowland and letterer Simon Bowland! Elizabeth Kleve is a brilliant young medical student, attracted to the waspish, charismatic surgeon James Frankenstein. He wants to further medical science… by all means necessary. So how far is Elizabeth prepared to go? A twisted horror/romance that walks a fine line between attraction and fear. FEB211341


10 DANCE VOL 6 $12.99 Page 340
Dip into your new obsession in this steamy gay ballroom romance! The beautifully-detailed, lithe bodies of the two “kings of the ballroom” fly across the dance floor as rivals build a volatile bond in this red-hot romance! Shinya Sugiki, the dashing lord of Standard Ballroom, and Shinya Suzuki, passionate king of Latin Dance: The two share more than just a first name and a love of the sport. They each want to become champion of the 10-Dance Competition, which means they’ll need to learn the other’s specialty dances, and who better to learn from than the best? But old rivalries die hard, and things get complicated even further when they realize there might be more between them than an uneasy partnership. FEB211662

Naoko Takeuchi
Before Sailor Moon, there was Sailor V! Minako Aino is 13 years old when she meets a talking white cat named Artemis, who tells her something unbelievable: With a magic pen, she has the power to transform into the elegant, masked hero Sailor V. Experience Minako’s adventures, before she became Sailor Venus, featuring a new, glittering cover, a fresh translation, and remastered interior art! A year before meeting Sailor Moon–and her destiny as a member of the Sailor Guardians–Minako was the first hero to find her calling. At age 13, all this teen can talk about is finding a boyfriend, but her dreams change when a talking cat with a crescent moon on his forehead reveals her true identity as the Soldier of Justice, Sailor V! Magic has returned to modern Tokyo, and she must use her powers to stop the Dark Agency, which is trying to manipulate Japan’s entertainment industry and enslave the population. This definitive, two-volume “Eternal Edition” of the Codename: Sailor V manga follows the ten-volume Sailor Moon Eternal Edition. They feature new cover illustrations by Sailor V and Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi, a new translation, entirely redesigned lettering, and, for the first time, all the color pages from the original magazine run in the 1990s, at the largest size available anywhere in the world! FEB211658
Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #11 (NOV201681)

Naoko Takeuchi
Before Sailor Moon, there was Sailor V! Minako Aino is 13 years old when she meets a talking white cat named Artemis, who tells her something unbelievable: With a magic pen, she has the power to transform into the elegant, masked hero Sailor V. Experience Minako’s adventures, before she became Sailor Venus, featuring a new, glittering cover, a fresh translation, and remastered interior art! A year before meeting Sailor Moon–and her destiny as a member of the Sailor Guardians–Minako was the first hero to find her calling. At age 13, all this teen can talk about is finding a boyfriend, but her dreams change when a talking cat with a crescent moon on his forehead reveals her true identity as the Soldier of Justice, Sailor V! Magic has returned to modern Tokyo, and she must use her powers to stop the Dark Agency, which is trying to manipulate Japan’s entertainment industry and enslave the population. This definitive, two-volume “Eternal Edition” of the Codename: Sailor V manga follows the ten-volume Sailor Moon Eternal Edition. They feature new cover illustrations by Sailor V and Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi, a new translation, entirely redesigned lettering, and, for the first time, all the color pages from the original magazine run in the 1990s, at the largest size available anywhere in the world! In the name of Sailor V, don’t miss this chance to complete your collection! FEB211659 Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #11 (NOV201682)

Naoko Takeuchi
A new edition of the Sailor Moon manga, for a new generation of fans! Featuring the updated translation and high page count of the Sailor Moon Eternal Edition in a more affordable, portable edition, perfect to go wherever you or the magical guardian in your life want to take it. 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! The original Sailor Moon in a new, affordable edition. FEB211660

SUMMER OF YOU VOL 1 $14.99 Page 341
Nagisa Furuya
A wistful summer blossoms between two high-school boys finding themselves and each other through a shared love of movies in this moving, dramatic, two-volume BL romance series, perfect for fans of Seven Days, Given, or I Hear the Sunspot. Chiharu Saeki and Wataru Toda are two high school students who share a common hobby: They love to watch movies. After they meet, they become fast friends, until one day, when Chiharu confesses his love for Wataru. Wataru says that Chiharu’s confession doesn’t bother him, and the boys continue throughout their summer, going to pilgrimages to see film spots from their favorite movies. But the more time he spends with Chiharu, Wataru realizes that he may not only be as unaffected by Chiharu’s confession as he claimed to be, but those feelings may also be mutual. FEB211661


PANTOMIME #6 $3.99 Page 283
Christopher Sebela and David Stoll
The impossible has happened, one of our young theives has gotten caught and Haley is determined for that to be her last mistake. How long until the cops catch up to them, and how long until The Manager cuts his loses? The griping finale is here! FEB211407


Alison Bechdel
Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s (“Outlandish jumpsuit! Cantaloupe-sized guns!”) to the existential oddness of present-day spin class. Readers will see their athletic or semi-active pasts flash before their eyes through an ever-evolving panoply of running shoes, bicycles, skis, and sundry other gear. But the more Bechdel tries to improve herself, the more her self appears to be the thing in her way. The gifted artist and not-getting-any-younger exerciser comes to a soulful conclusion. The secret to superhuman strength lies not in six-pack abs, but in something much less clearly defined: facing her own non-transcendent but all-important interdependence with others. FEB211414


Minegishi is a handsome, friendly salaryman rising through the ranks at work. He does have one insatiable desire at the office: he loves to feed his grumpy co-worker, Otsu. Otsu might be taking the food, but he’s not taking the bait; he thinks Minegishi’s coolness is a challenge, and refuses to be charmed like everyone else in the office! But the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and Minegishi’s attention might be reflecting a hunger for something more. Can he break through Otsu’s hard shell? This sweet BL office comedy is sure to satisfy! FEB21181


Isaku Natsume
Both work and love are going pretty great for both Onoe and Kaburagi! But one day Kaburagi bumps into Sanjo, an old high school buddy who happens to be the heir to a hotel chain. While Sanjo looks ecstatic to see Kaburagi again, Kaburagi himself seems a little awkward about it. Seeing this, Onoe starts to wonder if maybe the two of them were more than just friends once upon a time. FEB211691

Shungiku Nakamura
Manga editor Ritsu Onodera is still burning the candle at both ends for Marukawa Publishing’s Emerald shojo magazine and his grueling boss-and first love!-Masamune Takano. After Ritsu’s old high school friend Nao professes his love for him, Ritsu realizes he can no longer deny his feelings for Takano. But when Takano finds out that Ritsu still has hang-ups over their past, he flips, suggesting a way to help him get over it once and for all – a friends-with-benefits relationship?! FEB211692


DOCTOR WHO MISSY #1 $3.99 Page 310
Jody Houser and Roberta Ingranata
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the master with a unique graphic novel starring fan favorite Missy! Missy’s up to her old tricks, but this time she’s not alone! How will the Doctor survive this latest maniacal plot in this special story celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master? Features the third and twelfth doctor battling their iconic nemesis! FEB211536

Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, and Andrea Izzo
Continue the story of Max and Chloe, beloved heroines of the first Life Is Strange game! Catch up with issues #1-4 in this new pack featuring the fan-favorite T-shirt design covers from the video game! FEB211557

P. Craig Russell
Hailed as a modern masterpiece on its first release and considered to be Russell’s finest work.
This volume collects the critically acclaimed, Eisner Award winning, 7-issue mini-series, adapted and drawn by the artist and writer, P. Craig Russell, who worked directly with Michael Moorcock on the script. FEB211556


LIKE TWO PEAS IN A POD $12.99 Page 350
Gorou Kanbe
It began with a mistake. When Tanaka and Nakata are given each other’s papers back, they come to a horrible realization… They have almost identical names. And test results. And body types. And taste in fashion. And sports scores. And hobbies. The list goes on, and as annoying as it is, at least they know they always have each other. And maybe, just maybe, their similarities run even deeper. FEB211699

You Kajika
One day, a large number of people suddenly disappeared in the royal capital. When young King Castio goes out to investigate this occurrence, he comes across the culprit… but the criminal puts a spell on him! To help him out, the king calls the wizard O’Feuille to his castle, along with Prince Volks and his loyal retainer Nios. Together, they’re determined to solve this strange, fluffy mystery full of cats, swords and magic! FEB211698


HOLLOW HEART #3 $3.99 Page 343
Paul Allor and Paul Tucker
EL and Mateo launch their escape, but it immediately falls apart as Mateo’s meticulous planning clashes with EL’s brutal desire to inflict cruelty upon those who were cruel to him. In the end, EL must decide whether to prioritize his own freedom or the destruction of others. FEB211605

Dan Watters and Kishore Mohan
The Picture of Everything Else has conquered Paris and everything is fine. Everything is perfect, in fact. But with the Ripper so close at hand, is Marcel willing to sacrifice paradise for self-satisfaction? FEB211608

RADIO APOCALYPSE #1 $3.99 Page 324
Ram V and Anand Radhakrishnan
Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown, a beacon in the dark for those who wander the lost places. Now change is coming to Bakerstown. Among the refugees flocking into an already precarious settlement, an orphan boy Rion, caught in an indiscretion, will twine his fate with the Radio Station. And in doing so, begin this mixtape of love and heartbreak and interminable hope. This soundtrack to the end of the world. FEB211600

Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Dev Pramanik, and Nathan Gooden
The powerful and legendary vampire, Ian Carfax is coming to the Twin Cities, and to celebrate, there’s gonna be a cull. Now, Ali DeLuna must save an innocent woman from her death sentence without her mentor Cecily Bain at her back. Can Ali trust her only ally, Calder Wendt, the vampire who only recently called for her to be killed? FEB211618


BLUE FLAG GN VOL 7 $12.99 Page 365
An unexpected love quadrangle with a dash of unrequited love as two classmates, a boy and a girl, begin to fall for each other when each of their best friends have already fallen for them. Love is already hard enough, but it becomes an unnavigable maze for unassuming high school student Taichi Ichinose and his shy classmate Futaba Kuze when they begin to fall for each other after their same-sex best friends have already fallen for them. Rumors spread like wildfire after Toma’s shocking confession during the culture festival, and Taichi feels confused and uncertain. The others in their circle are soon affected as well. Meanwhile, Toma’s brother Seiya sits him down for a frank talk. All the thoughts and emotions everyone has kept hidden are finally coming to light, and relationships begin to change. FEB211737

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