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LGBTQ Previews December 2019 Part 1

Highlights to get your attention this month – The University of Mississippi offers a collection of essays on Alison Bechdel’s work; Bedside Press has two tempting prose anthologies of special interest to queer people; Vita Ayala is the writer of a new James Bond series; if you liked Titan’s Sherlock mangas then you have a new one to look forward to; several trades for trade waiters (Buffy, Strangelands, Mary Shelley Monster Hunter, Five Years). I’ve enjoyed Fumi Yoshinaga’s Fake so her What Did You Eat Yesterday manga piques my interest and it’s now at volume 14 so starting with 1 would make more sense for me.

Girls and women have always been interested in reading comics as the above image shows! The photographer of this work is Charles “Teenie” Harris, an African American man who worked in his native Pittsburgh. Harris was born in 1908 and died in 1998.  This NPR article gives an overview of his work. Apologies to his estate and to the Carnegie Museum of Art where Harris’ work is archived.

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 at this link.

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. 

Supporting your local comic shop and book store is important! But if you shop on Amazon, please consider using our Amazon affiliate link to order any of trades or graphic novels below with links or any thing from Amazon that strikes your fancy.

Just so you know…As an Amazon Associate Gay League earns from qualifying purchases. All book links on this page are Amazon affiliate links. 

ABLAZE

UNSACRED #2 $3.99 Page 245
Mirka Andolfo
The spicy daily adventures of Angelina (a voluptuous angel) and Damiano (a mischievous devil) continue! Mirka Andolfo  brings to life a Heaven (and a Hell) filled with humor and lovable characters, as only she can, in Un/Sacred. OCT191445

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

FIVE YEARS VOL #1 FIRE IN THE SKY $15.99 Page 246
Terry Moore
Five nations have secretly acquired the formula to build a bomb that will destroy the most common element in the universe, Hydrogen. Worried about what will happen when the news breaks, Katchoo and Francine have moved their family to a remote location with Sam (Motor Girl) as their bodyguard while Tambo employs the services of Rachel and Zoe (Rachel Rising) to gather information in Russia. When things go horribly wrong, Katchoo must make a difficult choice: spend what time is left with her family or join the fight to stop humanity’s extinction. Five Years is the series from Eisner Award winner Terry Moore that brings all the characters in the Terryverse together for an epic story and high stakes adventure! OCT191459

RACHEL RISING OMNIBUS SC $55.00 Page 248
Terry Moore
Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan’s sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth’s final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future? Find out in this collection of the critically acclaimed series from Terry Moore! OCT191462 Amazon affiliate link (OFFERED AGAIN)

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV OMNIBUS HC $39.99 Page 248
Terry Moore
To celebrate its 25th-anniversary, Terry Moore’s Eisner Award-winning series is back with an all new story! Katchoo and Francine’s family is in danger when a former Parker Girl threatens to reveal her criminal past in a tell-all book about Darcy Parker’s empire. Now Katchoo is on a mission to stop the rogue Parker Girl, but first she’ll have to find her. Here is the entire new story in a single affordable collection, plus sketches and behind the scenes notes of the return of America’s favorite couple! OCT191464 (OFFERED AGAIN)

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV OMNIBUS SC $29.99 Page 248
Terry Moore
To celebrate its 25th-anniversary, Terry Moore’s Eisner Award-winning series is back with an all new story! Katchoo and Francine’s family is in danger when a former Parker Girl threatens to reveal her criminal past in a tell-all book about Darcy Parker’s empire. Now Katchoo is on a mission to stop the rogue Parker Girl, but first she’ll have to find her. Here is the entire new story in a single affordable collection, plus sketches and behind the scenes notes of the return of America’s favorite couple! (OFFERED AGAIN)

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY #26 $3.99 Page 245 Page 245
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael Delatorre
In the land of the kings of Texas, the only thing worth more than oil – is blood. OCT191496

MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER VOL 1 $14.99 Page 262
Adam Glass, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs, and Hayden Sherman
For nearly two centuries, scholars have wondered how on earth Mary Shelley, a nineteen-year-old girl, was able to conjure one of the most frightening and enduring horror stories of all-time: Frankenstein. But with the recent discovery of Mary Shelley’s secret memoir, the truth is finally revealed: Mary Shel-ley didn’t just write Frankenstein, she lived it. Traveling back to that historic Geneva winter of 1816, Mary, her fiance Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron, find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary’s life forever., OCT191501 Amazon affiliate link

SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED #1 $3.99 Page 260
Patrick Kindlon and Stefano Simeone
Nussbaum is chased through a beautiful landscape of living art…and his only instinct is to wreck it. He’s got three groups pursuing him, two of which won’t be satisfied with anything less than his head. Things have gotten a little morbid in the offices of Caucasus Corp. Death sells, but who’s buying? OCT191499

ARCHIE

VAMPIRONICA NEW BLOOD #1 $3.99 Page 277
Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci, and Audrey Mok
BRAND NEW SERIES! Riverdale’s own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She’s not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she’s about to discover! OCT191597 (Mok cover) / OCT191598 (Laura Braga cover)

BEDSIDE PRESS

LOVE AFTER THE END MMPB TWO-SPIRIT UTOPIAS & DYSTOPIAS $15.00 Page 292
Various
What are the adventures that lie beyond the end of our world? In a perfect world, how do we grow? In an imperfect world, how do we resist? Fantasy and sci-fi rarely imagine futures with Indigenous nations and cultures as they are today, preferring alien civilizations as subpar metaphors. Similarly, issues of gender fluidity are excused by being part and parcel of magical beings instead of human heroes. In this collection of stories, we showcase a variety of stories by Indigenous authors imagining different possible futures of our world, told through the lens of the 2SQ (Two-Spirit & queer) heroes in the lead roles. Please note this is a prose anthology. OCT191718

MAIDEN MOTHER CRONE $15.00 Page 292
Various
Maiden, Mother, and Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes is an anthology of new fantastical short fiction by trans women and trans feminine writers curated by celebrated poet and author Gwen Benaway. Drawing on high fantasy and other genres of fantasy writing, This aiden, Mother, and Crone is the first anthology by trans femme authors to explore the realms of magic, supernatural beings, and alternate universes. Enter a universe of wonder where trans femmes are powerful heroines, sorceresses, and warriors fighting against dark forces in vivid magical worlds. Created by celebrated trans femme writers this anthology will transform the landscape of fantasy fiction and offer radical portals into excitement, danger, and transformation. Please note this is a prose anthology. OCT191720

BOOM

AVANT-GUARDS VOL 2 $14.99 Page 230
Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes
The Avant-Guards have been on a roll, but when they hit the end of their winning-streak, will these new friendships survive? As The Avant-Guards struggle to move forward, they’ll soon learn just what it means to truly be a team – on the court and, most importantly, off the court. The critically-acclaimed team of writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes deliver the next chapter of the series where every shot counts when you take them with your friends. Collects issues #5-8. OCT191426 Amazon affiliate link

bb free #2

B B FREE #2 $3.99 Page 230
Gabby Rivera and Royal Dunlap
After discovering that everything her father ever told her is a lie, b.b. is on the run to the only person she can trust, her radio show partner, Chulita. But with b.b.’s mysterious powers getting stronger everyday, and her father’s power organization on her trail, b.b. won’t find the safe haven she expects… and she may be putting her only friend in danger. OCT191427

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #10 $3.99 Page 223
Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez
A Hellmouth tie in! The first appearance of a new Slayer! With Buffy in Hell, someone new has answered the call to save what’s left of Sunnydale. Who is this mysterious new Slayer? And how will the new blood cope with a team made up of a newly empowered witch and a half-human, half-vampire sidekick? OCT191403 / OCT191404 (Wada cover)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER VOL 2 $14.99 Page 223
Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez
Buffy Summers, the Slayer – the Chosen One meant to save the world from the literal evil forces of hell – must save her friend Xander before he dies and returns as a vampire. As Giles and Willow each take drastic measures to find a cure, Buffy faces off against a new enemy. Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5-8. OCT191408 Amazon affiliate link

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER ANGEL HELLMOUTH #3 $3.99 Page 22
Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert, and Eleonora Carlini
Angel and Buffy are on a mission to find the Mistress and close the Hellmouth – but will they turn on one another first? And is Drusilla the true evil behind the Hellmouth, or if there is another, even more powerful, that they should be worried about? Spoiler: there is. OCT191397

FIREFLY #12 $3.99 Page 224
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
The conflict that began with Mal and Boss Moon has become a war, tearing the planet apart. As Mal sues for peace, he is ?reminded that saving the day always comes at a higher price than expected. Year one of the all-new Firefly series concludes here — and you won’t believe what waits on the other side of the new Unification War. OCT191409

GHOSTED IN LA #6 $3.99 Page 231
Sina Grace and Sioban Keenan
It’s never a good thing when your ex has a crush on your roommate. It’s awkward enough that the part where Daphne’s roommates are all ghosts isn’t even the weirdest part of the situation. Daphne is about to learn that personal drama doesn’t stop when your heart does. OCT191428 / OCT191429 (Grace cover)

Ghosted In LA #2

GIANT DAYS VOL 12 $14.99 Page 231
John Allison and Max Sarin
It’s never a quiet day at the University of Sheffield as best friends Esther, Susan and Daisy try do regular things like solving comic book shop capers, attending McGraw’s brother’s wedding, and Daisy learning to drive Oh my god, we are all doomed. The Eisner Award-nominated team of John Allison and Max Sarin are back with new unforgettable stories about the best BFFs ever, including a special issue both written and illustrated by Allison himself. Collects issues #45-48. OCT191430 Amazon affiliate link

HEARTBEAT #2 $3.99 Page 226
Maria Llovet
After witnessing a murder, Eva now possesses a terrible secret–Donatien, the most popular boy in school enjoys the taste of blood…and is willing to kill for it. Eva knows she should turn him in but can’t help her attraction to Donatien. Even though she knows he is a murderer–or perhaps because of it–Eva wants him. OCT191415

LUMBERJANES #69 $3.99 Page 232
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Skelehime
It’s time to discover what it really means to be a Lumberjane scout. As April, Jo, Ripley, Mal, and Molly look into the history of their beloved camp, they’ll have to investigate their camp director Rosie’s mysterious past! OCT191431

MAGICIANS #2 $3.99 Page 229
Lilah Sturges, Lev Grossman, and Pius Bak
The new class is here! As the newly welcomed hedge Magicians and the traditional students come together for the first time in Brakebills history, things go wrong. A horrible accident leaves a student dead-and the only way to keep it a secret is for the two groups to work together. But the only way to make it right may be to work together to keep it a secret. OCT191424

ONCE & FUTURE #5 $3.99 Page 225
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
With Gran’s life hanging in the balance, Duncan comes face to face with another knight in search of the Grail, and only one will emerge victorious. OCT191414

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #4 $3.99 Page 226
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
The FBI has come to the small town of Archer’s Peak, allegedly to help stop more children from being killed. But when the Sheriff’s department turns their investigation to Erica Slaughter, the FBI is more interested in getting in the way. As the horrified townspeople watch Erica arm herself for a war they can’t see, tensions rise to their breaking point in this penultimate issue. OCT191416

STEVEN UNIVERSE #35 $3.99 Page 233
Taylor Robin and S M Mara
Greg and fan-favorite character Bismuth team up to defend Beach City while the Gems are off-world. Yeah… Beach City is doomed. OCT191435

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING VOL 6 PLAYING BY EAR $14.99 Page 233
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
It’s never a dull day for Steven and The Crystal Gems in this collection of all new adventures! Peridot looks to Steven and Greg for help in learning about the power of music; Cat Steven needs Connie to help Steven learn to be a better owner; and Pearl helps Steven try to find the perfect birthday surprise for Connie! Collects Steven Universe #21-24. OCT191437 Amazon affiliate link

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

ABOUT LOVE $12.95 Page 414
Narise Konohara and Tomo Ootake
Wedding coordinator, Asaka could never forget his very first clients. The day comes when he meets up once more that very same client, and the man who spends his life arranging weddings for others unexpectedly learns a few things about love himself. Heartwarmingly bittersweet, this is the eagerly awaited English language debut of mangaka Tomo Ootake! OCT192361 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

BAD TEACHERS EQUATION VOL 3 $19.95 Page 414
Kazuma Kodaka
Atsushi can hardly believe his good luck – he’s scored an actual, day-long date with the man of his dreams! But will he manage to stay totally cool, calm and collected during the biggest moment of his young life? And will the rest of the gang leave him alone… or stalk his every nervous move? Can a sweet, determined boy prove that he’s got the strength, drive and commitment to catch and keep his ideal man? Or will his passion flicker and fade like a forgotten childhood fantasy? OCT192362 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

DEPRESSION OF ANTI ROMANTICIST VOL 1 $12.95 Page 414
Yasuna Suginuma and Riyu Yamakami
Having lost their parents, Shiroyama must put aside his dreams and work hard to support not only himself, but his younger brother and sister. He steps into a world that he knows he must guard himself safely from, to protect himself and the ones he cares for. A world where transvestites work at entertaining patrons and alcohol flows freely. A world that offers him many firsts, including a kiss. But is it enough to light the fires of romance into his cold heart? OCT192363 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

MANIC LOVE $12.95 Page 414
Satomi Yamagata
During his second year in high school, Maki Sonoda found love in the arms of his cram school teacher, Haruji Shirai. But things become complicated with Maki finds out that Haruji is in love with Mr. Mizuguchi! Three men find themselves trapped in a love triangle full of emotion! OCT192364 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

MOON & SANDALS VOL 1 $12.95 Page 414
Fumi Yoshinaga
As a newly appointed high school teacher, Ida has yet to gain confidence in his abilities. His insecurity grows worse when he feels someone intensely staring at him during class. The piercing eyes belong to a tall, intimidating student – Koichi Kobayashi. What exactly should Ida do about it? Is it discontent that fuels Kobayashi’s sultry gaze… or could it be something else? OCT192365 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

MOON & SANDALS VOL 2 $12.95 Page 414
Fumi Yoshinaga
Rikuko has been in love with close friend Koichi for a long time, but has never revealed his true feelings. When he discovers Koichi is romantically involved with his older brother, Rikuko suffers a broken heart that could destroy their friendship. The sequel to Fumi Yoshinaga’s masterpiece. OCT192366 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

ORDINARY CRUSH VOL 2 $12.95 Page 415
Hyouta Fujiyama
At an all boys school, third year student Kouichi Nanase shares a mutual love with Heiji from his chool club. Kouichi is gradually warming up to the idea of his relationship with Heiji developing to the next step, but when his brother Youichi stumbles in on a steamy moment between the two, Youichi refuses to allow them to date at all! OCT192367 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

PARTY $12.95 Page 415
Tatsumi Kaiya
Mamoru and Natsu are not dating after a long courtship. But just because they’re finally together doesn’t mean they can live happily ever after! Watch how things unfold between them and their friends at the university in this story of youth, friendship, and love. OCT192369 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

RED $12.95 Page 415
Sanae Rokuya
Burdened by the responsibilities that come with being the future king, Taichi left the palace and went into hiding. Then one day, Taichi saved the life of a mysterious boy named Jiei. This boy had a golden shadow and came from a faraway land. In this country, foreigners are immediately beheaded. But Taichi takes Jiei back to his house, and asks his reason for coming to this land. Jiei wraps his hands around Taichi’s neck and says, “I have come to kill you.” But what Jiei took instead was Taichi’s lips…! A male love story that spans the ages! OCT192368 (OFFERED AGAIN)  Amazon affiliate link

SWEET REGARD $12.95 Page 415                      
Juji Fusa
It had already been eight years since he and I first met. My sister’s much younger than me, but he was even younger. “How could I give my precious sister to such a child?” I thought. But though I was against it, the two of them married, and then my dearest sister suddenly died… Tormented by the grief of having lost everything, and by hellish sadness, I was saved by he whom I should have hated most. The time we spent together quickly filled the void between us. Before we knew it a feeling neither of us could admit had blossomed. OCT192370 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

SWEET REVOLUTION $12.95 Page 415

Wild Butterfly

Serubo Honami and Yukine Honami
Tatsuki and Ohta are two beings from a supernatural, mythical realm masquerading as “cousins” in the human world. Tatsuki is in fact the successor to Ryu-Oh, the dragon king, and possesses the power of the Nyoi-Houshu, a magical dagger. Ohta is a Zashiki Warashi, a protective house-spirit without a home, and is also Tatsuki’s subservient lover. When their human classmate, Kouhei Masaki, accidentally witnesses the two having sex, he mistakenly believes that Tatsuki is forcing the quite Ohta into it, and he resolves to break the two apart. OCT192371 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

WILD BUTTERFLY $12.95 Page 414
Hiroki Kusumoto
In a time of war, Oliver finds himself as an adjutant professor at school. When Mikhail, another teacher, arrives, the once somber and bleak campus becomes filled with new life! Soon the classroom meant to house classes on the imperial order begins to emit children’s laughter! OCT192372 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

CHASTITY #4 $3.99 Page 192
Leah Williams and Daniel Maine
Chastity may still be trapped with no hope of rescue, but it’s her captors who are trapped with her! And they’re about to find out why half a vampire is far, far more terrifying than any threat they could pose. That’s right, Chastity is dropping the pretense of civility, and now bodies are going to be dropping, too!
OCT191252

DEATH-DEFYING DEVIL #5 $3.99 Page 193
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
The Death-Defying ‘Devil, aka Bart Hill, has done everything he can to protect the residents of the Winslow House from the evil that wants their home. Will he have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people that took him in when he needed help the most? OCT191260

DEJAH THORIS DEJAH RISING TP $19.99 Page 185
Amy Chu and Pasquale Qualano
Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium, sends Dejah Thoris on a scientific mission to chart air currents and atmospheric density tests. But Dekana Lor, Headmistress of the Royal Academy of Helium, hints at a second secret mission to the princess. And who is this handsome Red Martian prince and why is he suddenly part of the team?  OCT191220 Amazon affiliate link

JAMES BOND #1 $3.99 Page 186
Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, and Eric Gapstur
New series, new team, new missions! Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, and Eric Gapstur present a fresh take on the world’s greatest secret agent. When a priceless piece of art is found to be fake, investigations lead down a rabbit hole of international crime and corruption. But what the hell does James Bond know about the world of art forgery? Featuring a cover by superstar Jim Cheung, that will be revealed as an interlocking image over the first three issues! OCT191221

RED SONJA #11 $3.99 Page 195
Mark Russell and Mirko Colak
The penultimate chapter in Mark Russell’s first year of Red Sonja. Dragan The Magnificent’s complete victory is assured, save for one She-Devil, incapable of dying, unwilling to cede control of a bridge. OCT191277

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #7 $3.99 Page 196
Amy Chu and Maria Sanapo
Get ready to boogie through time and space as Betty and Veronica find themselves on a trip to… Drakulon?!! Fresh off solving the murder spree in

Riverdale, they take a ride with Vampirella and Red Sonja back to Vampi’s home planet. Twin suns! Rivers of blood! Wicked sunburns in the making! You’ve never seen a spring break like this before. But is it a one-way ticket for the fantastic foursome? Stay tuned to find out! OCT191289

VAMPIRELLA / RED SONJA #4 $3.99 Page 198
Jordie Bellaire and Drew Moss
“Clearly…this is the work of devils.” Travel with us to ancient times, and uncover the mystery of how Sonja The Red, a young adventurer in search of a family, came upon a haggard witch, who would show Sonja times and places beyond her own. OCT191300

HUMANOIDS INC

STRANGELANDS  VOL 1 $14.95 Page 319
Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger, and Guillermo Sanna
Love and chaos! Meet Adam Land, an indigenous American, and Elakshi Land, a British-Asian. They have what some might call “a love-hate relationship.” They’d probably be better off without one another, except for the fact that they have superpowers that cause mass destruction whenever they are separated. Now, their greatest challenge is to stay together-even if it tears the world apart. Collects issues #1-4 of the Earth-shattering series! OCT191941 Amazon affiliate link

KODANSHA

YURI IS MY JOB GN VOL 5 $12.99 Page 420
Miman
Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess–she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a cafe manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the cafe is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings. OCT192397 Amazon affiliate link

LION FORGE

CATALYST PRIME SEVEN DAYS #3 $3.99 Page 324
Gail Simone and Jose Luis
The Incidentals have been captured by Khrelan and their fate remains unknown. Meanwhile Khrelan has turned their eye towards Carmila Cruz, a young woman with a mysterious connection to the alien overlord. She may hold knowledge on how to defeat Khrelan and his Obsidian Men, or she may lead to the world’s downfall. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXIX #6 (JUN191815) OCT191966

ONI PRESS / LIMERENCE PRESS

R(ENDER) #3 $3.99 Page 333
Leah Williams and Lenka Simeckova
The first waster has died and in order to save the rest from the same fate, Emie and Bixel must take a nosedive into New Delith to follow the only lead they have, a mysterious note found on a new coma patient. OCT191991

PANTHEON BOOKS

CHIP KIDD BOOK TWO 2007-2017 BOOKPLATE EDITION $60.00 Page 343
Chip Kidd
A Previews Exclusive! Universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design, Chip Kidd is the most prolific cover designer in American design. Chip Kidd: Book Two collects all of his book covers and designs from 2007 to 2017. We see not just hundreds of his recent projects, but the working processes behind them–thoughts, sketches, revisions, and outright failures in addition to more than a few triumphs. Kidd leads the reader through each step of the design journey along the way. With a passion for unconventional and forward-thinking designs, this volume is sure to bring fresh inspirations to design aficionados, book lovers, pop-culture fanatics, comics fans, and design students. Includes a PREVIEWS Exclusive signed bookplate. OCT192005 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOUT COMICS

ESKIMO KISSES ONE SHOT $5.99 Page 349
Christopher Sebela, Randy Stone, and Henry Ponciano
Originally, the word Eskimo came from an Agonquin term for “eater of flesh,” but that definition has been lost to the ages, until now. Present day, an isolated town in Northern Canada discovers the true origins when a stranger arrives and they are overrun by cannibalistic creatures. Along with the help of some locals, the town’s police officer and his pregnant wife must do anything they can to get out alive. OCT192054

SUBLIME

CANDY COLOR PARADOX VOL 4 $12.99 Page 389
Isaku Natsume
Ever since the yakuza incident and Onoe’s daring rescue, rookie reporter Kasai has gone from viewing Onoe as a rival to admiring him to a fault! And Kaburagi is not pleased-at all. While chasing a story about a famous actor having an affair, Onoe and Kaburagi run into Kasai. In a fit of jealousy, Kaburagi blurts out that he and Onoe are a couple. Overhearing this, the devious Inami decides to target Onoe.
For mature audiences. OCT192266 Amazon affiliate link

SEVEN DAYS MONDAY – SUNDAY COMPLETE $16.99 Page 389
Venio Tachibana and Rihito Takarai
On a whim, high school third-year Yuzuru Shino asks out first-year Toji Seryo, who is notorious for being a weeklong lover-he’ll date the first girl to ask him out Monday morning and then promptly dump her by the following Monday! The boys start dating, and by Tuesday, the first inklings of attraction hit. Can Seryo put words to his feelings before Monday comes, or are old dating habits too hard to break? OCT192265 Amazon affiliate link

TITAN COMICS

DOCTOR WHO 13TH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #2 $5.99 Page 361
Jody Houser, Roberta Ingranata, and Enrica Eren Angiolini
The Doctor and her companions save Christmas from a contemptible coup by the cantankerous Krampus! But is everyone’s favorite Time Lord listed under ‘Naughty’… or ‘Nice’? The second half of a fun, festive sci-fi story from Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows). OCT192117

LIFE IS STRANGE #11 $3.99 Page 362
Emma Vieceli and Andrea Izzo
The time-twisting road trip hits a speed-bump, as Max realizes she may not know her friends as well as thinks… Acclaimed writers Emma Vieceli and artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo continue the highly anticipated third arc of the official comic. Set in the world of the award-winning game from Square Enix and DONTNOD! Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 will be released December 3nd on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. [LGBTQ characters in the cast.] OCT192122

SHERLOCK SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA #1 $4.99 Page 358
Steven Moffat and Jay
The critically acclaimed manga adaptation of Sherlock hits Season Two, introducing the iconic Irene Adler! Fresh from facing down Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are called in to assist the royal family in a very delicate matter… only to find that the Great Detective may have met his match! OCT192102 Amazon affiliate link

TOKYO POP

DON’T CALL ME DIRTY VOL 1 $12.99 Page 392
Gorou Kanbe
In a long distance sorta-relationship with his crush, Shouji is crestfallen when weeks of ghosting turns into a confession; his boyfriend just isn’t gay. Having struggled with his sexuality for years, Shouji throws himself into his work to distract himself from the rejection, but when a young homeless man called Hama shows up at the shop, Shouji finds himself curious to learn more about him and, hopefully, befriend him. Attempting to make their way in a society that labels each of them as ‘dirty’ and ‘outcasts’, as they grow closer the two men find they have more in common than either of them could have anticipated. OCT192271 Amazon affiliate link

SERVANT & LORD $12.99 Page 397
Lo Yu, 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. OCT192280 (OFFERED AGAIN) Amazon affiliate link

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI  

COMICS OF ALISON BECHDEL FROM OUTSIDE IN SC $30.00 Page 366
Janine Utell and Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel is both a driver and beneficiary of the welcoming of comics into the mainstream. Indeed, the seemingly simple binary of outside/inside seems perpetually troubled throughout the career of this important comics artist, known for Fun Home, Are You My Mother?, and Dykes to Watch Out For. This volume extends the body of scholarship on her work from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. In a definitive collection of original essays, scholars cover the span of Bechdel’s career, providing insights on major themes in Bechdel’s work, such as gender performativity, masculinity, lesbian politics and representation, trauma, life writing, and queer theory. OCT192165 Amazon affiliate link

VALIANT

DOCTOR MIRAGE #5 $3.99 Page 364
Magdalene Visaggio and Nick Robles
What will Doctor Mirage have to sacrifice in order to discover the truth? Is this the end of Doctor Mirage?! OCT192178

VAULT

HEIST HOW TO STEAL A PLANET #2 $3.99 Page 375
Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susini
A famous sniper, a gunsmith who despises him, and a groupie who bought all his clothes at auction: they’re the perfect crew Glane Breld needs to pull off history’s greatest con and steal an entire planet. But first, a few moderately unexpected assassination attempts and a surprise visit from a dog that is, without question, a good boy! OCT192193

MALL #5 $3.99 Page 377
Michael Moreci, Gary Dauberman, and Zak Hartong
The conspiracy is revealed. The real murderers are known. But does the truth matter if no one’s left standing in the aftermath? OCT192195

MONEY SHOT #3 $3.99 Page 377
Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie
While half of the XXX-plorers search for the big-balled seer whose orgasm could power their teleporter forever, Chris and Omar must seduce the malevolent warlord of planet Dry Reef in time for the livestream. But are they ready to trade the hottest tag-team in the universe for the fate of a world? Plus, the secret origin of Team Money Shot comes to a close! OCT192196

TEST VOL 1 $17.99 Page 376
Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman
Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood–where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades. From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela and Jen Hickman comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior. OCT192194 Amazon affiliate link

WASTED SPACE #12 $3.99 Page 377
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
Unwelcome (to Billy, at least) guests threaten to tear the Wasted Space team apart, and an old friend resurfaces! OCT192198

VERTICAL

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY VOL 14 $12.95 Page 425
Fumi Yoshinaga

What Did You Eat Yesteray

A hard-working middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings and enjoy delicately prepared home cooked meals! OCT192427 Amazon affiliate link

VIZ

MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 22 $9.99 Page 402
Kouhei Horikoshi
In the third match of the joint battle training, the students of Class 1-A have their hands full dealing with the unexpected creativity of Class B’s Quirk use. These matches give everyone a chance to reflect on exactly where they all stand in relation to each other, and on the events in their lives that have brought them to this point. Then it’s time for Bakugo to show what he’s learned. OCT192290

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