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LGBTQ Previews December 2019 Part 2

Highlights this time around…Complete Elfquest volume 1 in case you’re curious and haven’t read the much loved, long running series! The production quality of the J H Williams III art for the Batwoman Omnibus is certain to be gorgeous! Seeing this hardcover just makes me want a new Batwoman series all the more. For the first time Suicide Squad sounds intriguing with Tom Taylor’s new non binary character and gay Cavalier on the team! Read Only Memories with writer Sina Grace comes out from IDW! A new Rat Queens issue! A few collections at Marvel including a big book X-Statix in lead up to the series return! Oh, if you’re looking for queer horror, think about The Low, Low Woods (see above) from Carmen Maria Machado and Dani from one of DC’s imprints!

Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and indies is here! Look for yaoi and yuri manga there!

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ 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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Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell & Various
In the aftermath of the war between gods, Shadow must deal with the leftover monsters and settle old debts. OCT190329

Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
Discover the legendary ElfQuest! Chief Cutter and the Wolfriders are driven from their forest home by threat of annihilation. As they wander an ever-changing landscape in search of a new home, they are confronted by fearful and vengeful humans, power-hungry trolls, and other mysterious elfin tribes. Alliances are forged, enemies discovered, and savage battles fought in this epic fantasy adventure! Collects ElfQuest #1-#20. The entire Original Quest in stunning black and white, under one cover! Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee! A value-priced 720-page collection! Celebrate 35 years of ElfQuest! OCT190457

Jody Houser and Olivia Samson
Let the nightmare begin! Or rather, manifest. Keyleth, Pike, and Scanlan have journeyed to the Umbra Hills to find the skull of a nightmare. Grog’s survival depends on their success (no pressure), but the cult that has supposedly been conjuring the magical beast is nowhere to be found! Unless, of course, the mysterious stranger in the local jail is right, and the nightmare cult members are right under Vox Machina’s nose! OCT190324

Cecil Castellucci and Zulema Scotto Lavina
As Ariel and Eric’s relationship begins to blossom on land, the sea witch Ursula’s jealousy and spite are unleashed. The battle for true love begins . . . but at what price? OCT190376

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #8 $3.99 Page 117
G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
After the Sundog’s capture and the discovery of a disabled Lux ship, a game of cat and mouse breaks out between the stalled security ship and the Riveter. Caught in the middle, Grix’s coded messages to the Lux crew could be her precious crew’s undoing . . . or their only chance of escape. OCT190354

Michael Dante Dimartino, Michelle Wong, and Vivian Ng
Thanks to Commander Guan and Doctor Sheng’s brainwashing technology, all hope for a fair election in the Earth Kingdom is lost. Korra works with Toph, Su, and Kuvira to plan a means to rescue not just the brainwashed Mako, Bolin, and Asami, but everyone else caught up in Guan’s plan! OCT190364

David Goodman and David Cabeza
Picking up where season one of Seth MacFarlane’s space adventure TV series leaves off, the crew of the Orville continue their space explorations, encountering new alien civilizations and confronting old enemies in these stories by Executive Producer David A. Goodman! Collects New Beginnings parts 1 and 2 and The Word of Avis parts 1 and 2. OCT190327 Amazon affiliate link

RUBY FALLS #3 $3.99 Page 116
Ann Nocenti and Flavia Biondi
Lana’s obsession with an old murder case takes a dangerous turn when she seduces Raymond into helping her track down the killer. Is Lana willing to destroy her relationship with Blair to get what she wants? Meanwhile, Clara is lost chasing ghosts, not realizing one of them means her harm. Will Lana get her head out of the past long enough to save her grandmother? OCT190353

SPELL ON WHEELS 2 #2 $3.99 Page 111
Kate Leth and Megan Levens
When Andy, Claire, and Jolene’s car breaks down on the long, lonely desert road through Texas, there’s nothing to do but camp out. Everyone’s forced to confront all the things they’re not saying as well as something dangerous lurking in the dark. OCT190338


AQUAMAN #55 $3.99 Page 18
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques
As Mecha Manta lays siege to Amnesty Bay, Aquaman lays it all on the line. It’s land versus sea in a battle of titanic proportion! But which side will Jackson Hyde choose–his mentor or his father? [Jackson Hyde has appeared in recent issues.] OCT190497

BATGIRL #42 $3.99 Page 19
Cecil Castellucci and Carmine Di Giandomenico
With Oracle calling the shots in Burnside, Batgirl must figure out how to survive her nightmare opponent. But how do you defeat a nemesis who does you better than you? Does the answer lie within? Our hero just might have to forget everything she knows in order to beat these impossible odds! OCT190499

Devin Grayson, Jen Van Meter, Dale Eaglesham & Various
A horrifying crime attracts Batman’s attention and forces him to revisit the ghosts of his past as Oracle, Nightwing, and Robin attempt to help him solve the mystery! Batman engages in a psychological war with a stronger, smarter-than-ever Hugo Strange, but the aftermath of this battle will be a nightmare from which Batman and his associates may never recover. Collects Batman: Gotham Knights #1-12. OCT190638 Amazon affiliate link

Includes new stories plus classic reprints! Note: That’s the complete solicitation copy and I can’t find any further content or creator info. OCT190484

Greg Rucka & Various, J. H. Williams, and others
In these tales set in Gotham City, Batwoman wages a one-woman war on the criminal underworld. Who or what is kidnapping children, and for what vile purpose? How will Kate handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? Collects Detective Comics #854-863, Batwoman #0-24, and Batwoman Annual #1. OCT190645 Amazon affiliate link

Marguerite Bennett, Kate Perkins, Fernando Blanco & Various
When Colonel Jacob Kane realized his daughter Kate would never become the soldier he wanted, he chose someone else to lead the secret paramilitary group known as the Colony. That man — Colony Prime — hates nobody on Earth the way he hates Kate… and the feeling is mutual! When the two of them are stranded in the Sahara Desert, heavily dosed with Scarecrow’s fear toxin, with no way to survive except to rely on each other…they might just choose death instead! Collects issues #7-12. OCT190647 Amazon affiliate link

CATWOMAN #18 $3.99 Page 27
Joelle Jones
Catwoman has made her choice: she will use the map Lex Luthor gave her to prevent Raina Creel from finding the Lazarus Pit and rebuilding herself. But has Selina fully weighed the cost? To go this route, she will effectively be taking over all crime in Villa Hermosa, a secret she will have to keep hidden from the Batman. That is, if she survives Raina’s deadly counter attack. The Creels have already been experimenting with life after death, and the assassins they send to stop X Selina will come armed with more than nine lives! OCT190515

DEATHSTROKE #50 $4.99 Page 28
Christopher Priest, Jason Paz, and Carlo Pagulayan
It all comes down to this. With the fate of his family hanging in the balance, the real Slade Wilson must take on his most dangerous foe yet–himself! OCT190517

GEN LOCK #1 $3.99 Page 35
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Carlo Barberi, and Walden Wong
Captured by the Japanese Polity, team gen:LOCK is separated from one another. With Chase locked away from the team, the Japanese Polity can run experiments on him and his Holon’s body, but what lurks deeper in the facility and how is knowledge about Chase going to further the Japanese’s experiments? OCT190531

Steve Orlando and Amancay Nahuelpan
Melmoth has come to Gotham City, and he’s ready to use the dark forces of the city to carry out his final attack on the Multiverse at large. While he figured his old servant Frankenstein would be rallying his monstrous friends to give him trouble, Melmoth didn’t bargain on the Bat family taking notice. (Don’t they have enough to do with Bane and all that other stuff?) But take notice Batwoman has, and she’s looking to add some extra kick to the efforts of Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, and the rest. It may not be enough, however, when Melmoth puts one of their own– Andrew Bennett, a.k.a. I, Vampire–under his evil spell. OCT190532

HARLEEN HC $29.99 Page 95
Stejpan Sejic
t’s been months since Dr. Harleen Quinzel began interviewing criminals at Arkham Asylum, and she’s having strange dreams about one of them in particular: The Joker. What starts off as nightmares will soon evolve into fantasies. Despite warnings from the Dark Knight himself, she’s utterly fascinated by this man who seems the perfect expression of her theory; who says all the things she needs to hear; who seems to know her better than she knows herself. Harleen is a bold new reimagining of the origin of one of DC’s most beloved characters, as envisioned by writer/artist Stjepan Sejic. Collects Harleen #1-3. OCT190670 Amazon affiliate link

HARLEY QUINN #68 & #69 $3.99 Pages 37 & 38
Sam Humphries, Mark Russell (#69), and Sami Basri
When Harley’s first Christmas without her mother proves more difficult than she anticipated, she leaves Coney Island and heads to the most holiday-free zone she can imagine: Los Angeles! Looking to forget about her troubles for a little while, Harley dives headfirst into the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown… but finds something unexpected in the process–her holiday spirit! OCT190535

Harley Quinn is great at kicking jerks in the face. Paying her taxes? Not so much. Things turn from bad to worse when Harley’s new accountant, an ex-con called the Hambezzler, runs into trouble with his old crew and they come to Coney Island with one thing on their minds: payback! OCT190537

HARLEY QUINN & POISON IVY #4 $3.99 Page 39
Jody Houser and Adriana Melo
The hits just keep on coming as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy crawl away from the rabbit hole that is the Mad Hatter’s endless tea party and get back on the road– but when they take a rest in a seemingly abandoned dinosaur theme park, they may not be the only clever girls hanging around. OCT190539

Mark Russell and Mike Norton
Harley Quinn hosts “Villainy’s Biggest Night” as the DCU’s most dastardly gather at the Hall of Doom to do what they do best–congratulate themselves! But one villain has a secret plan, fueled by years of being overlooked by his peers, and the burning desire to receive the praise he so rightly deserves… Don’t miss out on a one-of-a-kind comic book experience, with the winners decided by you, the fans! Who will be crowned DC’s Villain of the Year? Go to for more information! OCT190466

Tim Seeley, Dan Fraga, and Richard Friend
Prince Keldor and his two He-Man comrades leap head first in to a new adventure, which is an oh-so-subtle way of telling you that we’re doing…wait for it… Space He-Man! Now the three travelers must stop the Anti-He-Man before he tears the haunted power core out of the heart of starship Eternia! OCT190544

INFERIOR FIVE #4 $3.99 Page 42
Keith Giffen and Jeff Lemire
Seems like old times…or does it? In the days following the Invasion, the Tasmanian Devil pulverizes a certain cosmic starfish from space (and gets pulverized in return!), while the Peacemaker streaks across Russian skies to battle the Rocket Reds! And when you see the alien monsters descend on Dangerfield, Arizona, it’ll be more like “screams like old times!” OCT190545

JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 & 38 $3.99 Pages 45 $ 46
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Jorge Jimenez
“Justice/Doom War” part eight! The Justice League is making their final push against Perpetua, but some players they previously counted as allies may have been working for the other side the whole time! Who among Perpetua’s children will betray them and join Lex Luthor’s war on justice? OCT190551

“Justice/Doom War” finale! Lex Luthor is triumphant. Perpetua is back to full power and ready to take on the Multiverse, to bend and twist the whole of existence to suit Doom. Has the Justice League finally come up against a foe they can’t defeat? Perpetua is the mother of their universe after all, the original creator. In war, there can only be one winner, and it just may be Doom’s turn to collect the spoils. This issue leads directly into Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #18 $3.99 Page 47
James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, and Raul Fernandez
With Eclipso by her side, the new goddess of magic, Circe, is unstoppable! As she rewrites the rules of magic, the Justice League Dark must work to free themselves from Eclipso’s grasp. Can they escape in time to save magic from the clutches of the Injustice League Dark once and for all? Or are they doomed to spend eternity trapped in the shadows? OCT190555

Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook
It’s been one thousand years since anyone has seen the oceans of the Earth, but with Aquaman’s original trident recently discovered, a chase to control Earth’s future tears across the galaxy. All this and the reunion you’d never thought you’d see! Another DC sci-fi epic into the far-flung future like you’ve never seen before! [Hopeful to see some LGBTQ Legionnaires again!] OCT190559

LOIS LANE #6 & 7 $3.99 Pages 50 & 51
Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins
Spinning out of the shocking last issues of Event Leviathan, Lois struggles to recover from a tragedy that shakes her to the core. Surrounded by her friends and family, the usually stoic reporter tries to rebound as she continues to chase a story that could alter the DC Universe forever. [Renee Montoya is part of the supporting cast.] OCT190561

Someone wanting to kill Lois Lane is nothing new for the famed reporter, but is it because of something she knows or something she’s about to uncover? Plus, this issue ties to the events of December’s Superman #18 and the gigantic status quo shift for both Lois and her husband, Superman, when the Man of Steel decides to reveal his identity to the world. OCT190563

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #11 $3.99 Page 52
Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
J’onn J’onzz and Diane Meade must save the town of Midleton from the combined forces of Charnn and the Vulture Gang. Their newfound partnership will be put to the test–as will J’onn’s faith in himself! If Charnn wants to punish J’onn for the crimes of Mars, J’onn will have to stop punishing himself to best Charnn. OCT190565

NEW YEARS EVIL #1 $9.99 Page 9
Vita Ayala, Kurt Busiek, Corrina Bechko, Dale Eaglesham, Gabriel Hardman, and others
Why hello there, readers! It’s your Uncle Joker letting you know that this year’s DC winter holiday special is not for the good guys. It’s all about the folks on Santa’s naughty list! Folks like me, Sinestro, Toyman, Harley Quinn, and even an appearance from that timely rascal the Calendar Man. Come sledding with your favorite villains in 10 fantastic tales created by comics’ finest talents. They’re not as funny as me, mind you, but it’s important that we be charitable this time of year. OCT190481

RED HOOD OUTLAW #41 $3.99 Page 55
Scott Lobdell and David Messina
It’s the shocking return of Artemis and Bizarro! But when did these old friends become foes? Red Hood’s former Outlaws are ready to kill Jason Todd, and the kids of Generation Outlaw might be the only ones who can stand in their way! Sure, they’re the super-villains of tomorrow, but for today they’re just kids trying to learn how to survive in this crazy world. Will their final lesson be not to trust Jason Todd, or will they ultimately prove to be the end of his old teammates? It’s all been leading to this showdown between the Outlaws and the New Outlaws! [Lobdell has used Bunker in recent issues.] OCT190571

RWBY #3 $3.99 Page 56
Marguerite Bennett and Mirka Andolfo
Schnee Manor is more like a prison than a home to Weiss. Trapped in a place she wants nothing to do with, Weiss reflects on her time at Beacon Academy. Meanwhile, Ruby and the rest of Team RNJR come across a village attacked by Grimms, and the villagers have lost their faith in Huntsmen after the attack on Beacon Academy!

SUICIDE SQUAD #1 $4.99 Page 7
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
Task Force X–nicknamed the Suicide Squad–unites some of the DCU’s unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series yet! The Squad’s new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries–and not everyone on either side will make it out back alive! But when the U.S. government’s most deniable team of do-badders realizes that the surviving Revolutionaries will be joining the Squad, all hell breaks loose! Who can Harley Quinn and Deadshot trust when their new teammates are the very people their crew was assigned to kill? The Suicide Squad doesn’t just need to worry about surviving their next mission… now they have to survive each other! The acclaimed Injustice creative team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo reunite for the wildest incarnation of the Squad ever seen! [One of Tom Taylor’s new characters uses gender neutral pronouns and the Cavalier is gay.] OCT190476

SUPERGIRL #37 $3.99 Page 37
Jody Houser and Rachael Stott
Infected Supergirl strikes! After Supergirl protects Superman from getting infected by the Batman Who Laughs virus, she gets infected herself…and accepts this new version of herself with pride! With Batman and Superman claiming to want to “cure” her to cover up that she had to protect Superman, and the Batman Who Laughs wanting to use her in his own plans, which side will Supergirl choose? Or will she forge a whole new alliance? OCT190578

TEEN TITANS #37 $3.99 Page 63
Adam Glass and Bernard Chang
The identity of the Other is revealed at last! But what plans do they have for the Teen Titans? And what will happen to Crush now that she’s fully under Lobo’s control? Answers to all this and more inside a special story over a year in the making! [Crush, Lobo’s daughter is attracted to women.] OCT190585

WONDER TWINS #10 $3.99 Page 77
Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne
Zan and Jayna and their friend Polly Math plan the heist of a lifetime–from going undercover to stealing Lex Luthor’s personal rocket, all in the name of saving Polly’s father, Filo Math, from eternal imprisonment in the Phantom Zone. But even if they manage to pull it off, are the Wonder Twins prepared to face the terrors of deep space? Meanwhile, Filo’s old sentient computer program reawakens and connects to the internet for the first time…what havoc will it wreak when it’s unleashed on the modern world? OCT190608

WONDER WOMAN #84 $3.99
Steve Orlando and Jesus Merino
In the final chapter of “The Wild Hunt,” Wonder Woman is torn between two righteous warriors in a battle to protect her patron, Hear, with the lives of every Bostonian on the danger of becoming collateral damage! With Cheetah bent on severing Diana’s connection to the gods at any cost, and the Viking Judge hungry for Cheetah’s blood in the name of all she’s hurt, it’s up to Wonder Woman once again to fight like hell to bring peace to all sides. But at what cost? What will she do when she realizes Cheetah, her onetime friend turned bloodthirsty enemy, has been right all along? OCT190589

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Tom Derenick
Available to comics shops for the first time! Betrayed by Princess Sibella, Wonder Woman attempts to hold her foe responsible for her actions–but their dispute will have to be put on hold upon the arrival of the Light Lords, who leave a trail of destroyed planets in their wake! Diana and Sibella will have to learn to work together for the sake of the galaxy, as Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Tom Derenick’s space-faring tale draws to a close! Originally published in Wonder Woman Giant #6 and #7. OCT190614

James Tynion IV and Steve Epting
DC’s “Year of the Villain” begins its sinister conclusion! Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse– which means it’s Luthor’s mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs! But if Batman and Superman couldn’t stop him, what chance does Luthor stand? Spinning out of the end of the “Justice/ Doom War” in Justice League #38 and the conclusion of the epic “Infected” arc from Batman/Superman #5, DC’s two top villains face off in a battle royal–and the fate of all reality hangs in the balance! OCT190463


BOOKS OF MAGIC #15 $3.99 Page 67
Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
For months, as his magical abilities have grown, the edges of Tim Hunter’s mind have been haunted by a vision of his future self…an older Tim Hunter who’s grown to become a living nightmare. So with his friends turning away from him and the magical law officers of the other side on his trail, what will Tim do when that nightmare steps out into our world? OCT190597

THE DREAMING #16 & 17 $3.99 Page 68
Simon Spurrier and Marguerite Sauvage
At last, Dora stands face-to-face with the man who tried to unmake her… but he’s not what she expected. As it turns out, he’s the architect behind everything that’s happening to the Dreaming–but the true shape of his plan has slipped far out of even his control! OCT190598

Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert, and Omar Francia
When an alien virtual reality machine spirals out of control and encompasses an all-too-familiar planet, the Doom Patrol traverses the boundaries of a new computer-generated reality to restore the world back to “not exactly normal but at least not CGI.” OCT190605

FAR SECTOR #2 $3.99 Page 75
N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell
Rookie Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein’s investigation of the first murder in 500 years hits a snag when the murderer is murdered. Whatever’s going on, it’s something to do with Switchoff, a highly illegal genetic cocktail that restores dangerous feelings to the emotionless citizens of the City Enduring. OCT190606

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #16 $3.99 Page 69
Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
After her encounter with Erzulie, the young girl known as Poquita finally has the strength to stand up to the adoptive family that’s forced her into labor. But is that strength really coming from a benevolent goddess? Or is it the tiny fragment of the Corinthian that’s taken up residence in her life whispering in her ears?

Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell
John’s return to London isn’t going as smoothly as he’d hoped…though it’s already been just as bloody as he could have expected! Enormous angels straight from the mind of William Blake are tearing people to ribbons in Peckham Rye Common, and the gang lord who’s pressed John into service is getting increasingly impatient about John’s inability to deal with them. OCT190601

LOW LOW WOODS #1 $3.99 Page 5
Carmen Maria Machado and Dani
Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either. When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home. DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado. The Low, Low Woods explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics. It will leave readers searching for their way back home and terrified of what they find changed upon their return. OCT190469

LUCIFER #15 $3.99 Page 72
Dan Watters and Max Fiumara
Lucifer is hosting. With his new abode complete, the prince of darkness is throwing a nice little housewarming dinner party to break the place in. Invited are a collection of miserable individuals whose souls are the devil’s to command. But when an uninvited guest by the name of John Constantine crashes the party, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile: a horn is blown, a dead man is murdered, and a closet proves to be quite a bit more spacious than first expected. OCT190603


Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan
Life after college isn’t turning out exactly as Rory and Angela had planned. Rory, recently dumped at the gate of her flight to Australia, needs to find a new life path ASAP. What do you do with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Southeast Asian Spellcraft? Maybe her cute new housemate Guy is the answer she’s looking for (spoiler alert: he isn’t).Meanwhile, Angela is buckling under the pressure of a high-stakes internship in a cutting-edge cryptopharmocology lab run by Rory’s controlling mother, who doesn’t know Rory is still in town… and Angela hates keeping secrets. OCT190846 Amazon affiliate link

GI JOE #3 $3.99 Page 140
Paul Allor and Chris Evenhuis
Journey into the heart of Cobra as Major Bludd searches for the hidden truth behind Cobra high command! What will Cobra’s new vision of America mean for G.I. Joe? Guest artist Niko Walter takes us inside the hidden world of Cobra! [New prominent gay character.] OCT190778

GLOW VS THE BABYFACE #2 $3.99 Page 156
Aimee Garcia, AJ Mendez, and Hannah Templer
The women of Glow are preparing for an all-new sort of a foe… a news anchor! As they learn the art of the promo to convince the media that GLOW isn’t a bad influence on children thank you very much, they discover a much bigger problem-a runaway who’s been living under the ring! OCT190803

READ ONLY MEMORIES #1 $4.99 Page 159
Sina Grace and Stefano Simeone
Based on the hit game 2064: Read Only Memories, enter a cyberpunk universe like you’ve never seen it before! Santa Cruz, California. A beach town just 50 miles from Neo-San Francisco. Lexi Rivers, former detective with the Neo-San Francisco Police Department, has left the big city lights behind in favor of opening her own agency. Valentine’s Day. A time for celebrating love–or finding it. When a robot’s human lover goes missing, Lexi will be faced with a case unlike any she’s tackled yet, one which just might show her that not all is as it seems in this pleasant beachside community. OCT190821


DIE #10 $3.99 Page 75
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
“Split The Party” conclusion Forget escaping DIE. OCT190197

NOMEN OMEN #3 $3.99 Page 81
Marco B. Bucci and Jacopo Camagni
“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” part three. Led by the mighty-yet-sneaky Fer Doirich, Becky begins a magical mystery tour through New York’s secrets, looking for answers–and possibly new allies. [A lesbian couple plays an important role in the plot.] OCT190224

RAT QUEENS #20 $3.99 Page 84
Ryan Ferrier, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lesko
End of story arc. In the wake of absolute devastation, the fate of the Rat Queens–and Palisade itself–rests on one desperate soul. The Once and Future King ends here, but the Rat Queens’ world will be changed forever! OCT190240

SFSX SAFE SEX #4 $3.99 Page 85
Tina Horn and Michael Dowling
“Marks” George endures a series of torturous revelations about his detainment at the Pleasure Center. Meanwhile, the Dirty Mind crew finally puts their differences aside to plot an elaborate jailbreak that could change everything. OCT190245

TREES THREE FATES #4 $3.99 Page 86
Warren Ellis and Jason Howard
The bloody tangles under the skin of a small, cold town are revealed. There’s another body on the ground, a gun pointed at Klara’s head, and a ghost telling her to go. [Two trans characters and one gay character were featured in the previous two volumes.] OCT190249

WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 4 $64.99 Page 70
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie,  and Matt Wilson
6,000 years of secrets, finally revealed. It’s going to be okay. For a certain value of “okay.” The final volume of the commercial sensation is so momentous, it can’t be held in one volume;. Join us for the oversized two-book package that brings our cycle to an end. Collects issues #34-45, all six Specials, and extras!, OCT190161 Amazon affiliate link


Saladin Ahmed, Jed Mackay, Federico Vincentini, and Stefano Raffaele
Is Miles Morales a marked man? It’s business as usual as Miles squares off against Mac Gargan, A.K.A. the Scorpion! But when Carnage’s bloodthirsty acolytes swarm New York, Miles learns the hard way that Scorpion has a history with Venom and the other symbiotes of the Marvel Universe! And Miles himself may have a future with them, if Carnage and his dark doppelgangers get their way! If Miles can’t fight this, he’d better hope someone shows up who can beat a dark, symbiote-powered Spider-Man! Plus: Carnage is on a rampage that will connect him to Knull the symbiote god and only Weapon H can stop him! Collecting Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1-3 and Absolute Carnage: Weapon Plus #1. OCT191109 Amazon affiliate link

AMAZING MARY JANE #3 $3.99 Page 62
Leah Williams and Carlos Gomez
The Vultures are Circling! Some people might not be ready for a warts-and-all biopic of Mysterio’s early days. The Vulture has a bone to pick with his old partner in crime! (That guy’s brutal – he might actually want to pick Mysterio’s bones!) It’s up to Mary Jane to save the day! But with the film’s funding in jeopardy, can she defend the production both on and off the set? OCT190993

BLACK CAT #7 $4.99 Page 64
Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman
The Black Cat finally takes on Odessa Drake and the Thieves Guild of New York!
If Felicia has any chance of getting back her kidnapped mentor, The Black Fox, she’s going to have to take on an army of ninjas and a cabal of wizards. No sweat, right? OCT190998

BLACK PANTHER #19 $3.99 Page 82
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Sprouse
The groundbreaking story of a king who became a slave – a slave who became a legend – reaches a tipping point as N’Jadaka’s invasion of Earth continues! Wakanda goes to war against its own future…and its only hope lies in the king who brought them to this point. [Are the Dora Milaje still seen in the series?] OCT191039

CAPTAIN MARVEL #13 $3.99 Page 77
Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett
“The Last Avenger” part 2. Five to go.
One Avenger is dead at Captain Marvel’s hand. Who will be next? And why? What strange allegiance is driving Captain Marvel to the darkest edge? OCT191027

Kelly Thompson, Annapaola Martello, and Carmen Carnero
Captain Marvel enlists in the War of the Realms! The Dark Elf King Malekith and his allies have conquered Earth. At least, they think they have — and they’ve divided the spoils accordingly, with the Enchantress raising an army of the dead and staking a claim on South America. But Earth isn’t going down without a fight, and Captain Marvel leads Black Widow and Doctor Strange into the land of the dead for a melee of myth and magic that Carol Danvers will never forget! Then, when her Kree heritage is exposed to the world in dramatic fashion, Carol goes from beloved hero to Public Enemy No. 1! And as a new hero steps into the limelight, Carol can’t help but wonder: Does the world even need Captain Marvel? Collecting Captain Marvel (2019) #6-11. OCT191117 Amazon affiliate link

DOCTOR APHRA #40 $3.99 Page 103
Simon Spurrier and Caspar Wijngaard
A Rogue’s End part 4. All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, so must all evil things. And probably also all things somewhere-in-the-middle-it’s-complicated. Renegade archaeologist Doctor Aphra has been outrunning fate far longer than anyone dared hope. But her time is finally up. Dartyh Vader stalks her through the shadows of an ancient temple, and this time? Only one of them will be leaving in one piece. OCT191086

EXCALIBUR #3 & 4 $3.99 Page 31
Tini Howard and Marcus To
The green earth trembles! The hard truth of the Captains Britan! Captain Britain must face the truth about her brother and choose her path forward as MI-13 and the agents of the crown become aware of her ascension. As the lighthouse grows, Apocalypse and Rictor must master the earth beneath their feet. [Rictor is on the team.] OCT190914

FUTURE FOUNDATION #5 $3.99 Page 84
Jeremy Whitley and Alti Firmansyah
T’Challa and Okoye have assembled an eclectic team of spies, mercenaries, and super heroes who specialize in espionage, black-ops, and defense. These Agents of Wakanda must be ready for any threat to our planet…even if that threat is the Moon itself! What?! What kind of lunar-cy is this?! You must not miss – God Loves, Moon Kills! OCT191043

Donny Cates and Cory Smith
The “Faithless” storyline ends here. Thanos Wins…Cosmic Ghost Rider…The Death of the Inhumans…Silver Surfer: Black…Guardians of the Galaxy…It’s all been leading to this. [Phyla and Moondragon, or some version of them, are in the cast.] OCT191051

Leah Williams and David Baldeon
As Gwen’s mad rampage comes to a close we learn the real truth about her origins! Is this Gwen’s greatest retcon yet? Will she go big or will she go home? Find out once and for all! OCT191031

INVADERS – a new series in a modern day setting by Chip Zdarsky and Carlos Magno starts in January. The solicitation doesn’t mention Union Jack or Destroyer though it seems inevitable that either or both will appear at some point.

Daniel Kibblesmith and Oscar Bazakdua
Loki is…Earth’s Mightiest Hero?! After dying a grisly death in War of the Realms, the reborn Trickster learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now Loki has a whole new set of responsibilities — and his brother Thor isn’t about to let him walk away from them. Restless with his new duties, Loki seeks out the advice of the closest thing Midgard has to a king — Tony Stark, the invincible Iron Man! Close enough, right? But it turns out that Shellhead isn’t too happy to see Loki on account of all that stuff he did in the past. Now the God of Mischief/Stories/Evil/Chaos has to outsmart the cleverest man on Earth — or die (again) trying. Meanwhile, could Thor be hatching a mischievous plot of his own? Collecting Loli (2019) #1-5 and material from War of the Realms Omega.  OCT191119 Amazon affiliate link

Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
While Doctor Strange tries desperately to save the life of Kamala’s father, Kamala is forced to abandon her tragedy-stricken family to thwart Mr. Hyde’s rampage through Jersey City. With her new suit, she may just have the power to stop him…but does that power come with a cost? OCT191035

MARAUDERS #3 & 4 $3.99 Page 14
Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli
Salt water and hellfire! The new Black Bishop of the Hellfire Club! Sebastian Shaw recruits a new Black Bishop continuing with his machinations against the two Queens of the Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause! [Iceman, Storm, Kitty Pryde, and Emma Frost] OCT190918

Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
Spider-Man! Prowler! Come out to play-ay! It’s 13 miles from Washington Heights to Brooklyn, and Miles’ uncle Aaron is a wanted man. Racing the clock, out of web-fluid – if they ever make it home, it’ll be by dint of their wits and fists. Can you dig it!? OCT190988

Saladin Ahmed, Tom Taylor, Alitha E Martinez, Ron Ackins and others
It’s time for Miles Morales to slow down and take stock! What do the young web-slinger’s parents and friends, particularly Bombshell, think of all of that’s happened? Miles may never get to learn the answers — he’s about to be captured, tested and observed like a bug under glass by an unknown assailant! Miles will need help to escape this one. Good thing his dad’s a former Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! And there’s no price Jefferson Davis wouldn’t pay to get his son back. But the decisions this father-and-son duo make may come back to haunt them when one of the most formidable foes that Miles has ever faced returns! Prepare for a mystery dating back all the way to Miles’ first appearance! Collecting Miles Morales: Spider-Man #7-10 and material from Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Spider-Man/Venom). OCT191116 Amazon affiliate link

MORBIUS #2 $3.99 Page 50 
Vita Ayala and Marvelo Ferreira
The monstrosity of Morbius continues. In an attempt to cure himself, Morbius has taken matters into his own hands…with monstrous results! The Melter is the first in a line of victims for the Living Vampire! OCT190962

NEW MUTANTS #3 & 4 $3.99 Page 24
Ed Brisson, Jonathan Hickman, Flaviano, and Rod Reis
The future comes knocking! While the original New Mutants are off in space, the rest of the youth of Krakoa begin to make the future they want to live in. First up – Armor’s outreach party, seeking young mutants who have chosen not to come to Krakoa. [Karma is on the team.] OCT190908

The explosive return of Cannonball! The team has reached the Shi’ar Galaxy only to find the empire in turmoil! Deathbird returns and she won’t let Bobby and Sam get in the way of what she wants! OCT190909

RUNAWAYS #28 $3.99 Page 92
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
J Team go! While the Runaways are wards of (LA’s Most Venerable Hero) Doc Justice, it’s only polite to make themselves useful, right? It’s hard to see a downside to fighting alongside this cape-wearing crusader for justice! Their costumes (designed in real-life by the legendary Kris Anka) may be secondhand, but they look amazing! And the Doc’s got one for every–wait. OCT191057

RUNAWAYS PRIDE & JOY $24.99 Page 114
Brian K Vaughn and Adrian Alphona
Continuing the series of graphic novels handpicked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal storylines written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators! At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil…but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico, whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn — when these six young friends discover that their parents are all secretly super-powered villains! Their parents’ organization, the Pride, controls all criminal activity in Los Angeles and rules the city with an iron fist. They’ll take any measures necessary to protect their secret and pass on their legacy, but the shocked teens want no part of it. Together they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives — unlocking powers of their own and vowing to turn the tables on their parents’ evil empire! Meet some of Marvel’s greatest 21st-century icons in their exhilarating debut! Collecting Runaways (2003) #1-6. Note: there are older editions which may contain the same material but in a different format also available on Amazon and elsewhere.] OCT191102 Amazon affiliate link

Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru
After switching bodies with Spider-Man, Venom returns to the world of athletic competition reality shows! Wait, what? Can Spidey find a way to swap them back before Venom ruins his reputation? OCT190991

STRIKEFORCE #4 $3.99 Page 86
Tini Howard and German Peralta
Storm in Castle Doom! Blade and his team are on the hunt for the changeling Doctor Doom. But there’s a storm brewing on the horizon — and by the time it’s through, this team will be forever changed. Secrets — and swords — will fly. Tini Howard and GERMAN PERALTA spin a spooktastic tale for the winter solstice! OCT191048

WEB OF BLACK WIDOW #4 $3.99 Page 70
Jody Houser and Stephen Mooney
Shot through the heart! Iron Man. Winter Soldier. Yelena Belova. The Widow is running down the names of her past – and few are more important than Clint Barton, A.K.A. Hawkeye. Natasha has always been Clint’s weakness. But this time, the femme fatale may find herself outmatched. OCT191012

X-FORCE #3 & 4 $3.99 Page 29
Benjamin Percy and Joshua Cassara
The best defense…target all enemies of mutantkind!
First, the new team strikes back against the humans who took one of their own. Then, with its orders established, the new X-Force hits the ground running, taking on deadly threats targeting mutantkind’s rightful place in the world. OCT190912

Peter Milligan, Michael Allred, Darwyn Cooke, Duncan Fegredo and others
Peter Milligan and Michael Allred reboot X-Force into the reality stars X-Statix, in their bright and bold 21st-century deconstruction of the X-books! Sex. Money. Power. Fame. That’s what drives these mutant heroes! But what really happens when an X-team becomes huge media stars? Find out in this wild examination of celebrity culture — with a far higher body count than any reality TV show! Fall in love with the Orphan, the Anarchist, Dead Girl, Phat, Vivisector, U-Go Girl, the incomparable Doop and more — but don’t get too attached, as there’s no guarantee that any of them will make it out of each battle alive! And when the team relaunches their brand as the X-Statix, will it propel them to even greater fame? Or will the interactive O-Force become the hot new thing? Collecting X-Force(1991) #116-129, Brotherhood #9 and X-Statiz #1-5. OCT191131 Amazon affiliate link

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