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LGBTQ Previews December 2020 Part 1

Let’s just get right to it this time around! This month’s cover image is a tip of the hat to let you know Northwest Press has collected its Dash mini series!

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 now ready.

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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ABLAZE

UNSACRED VOL 2 #2 $3.99 Page 204
Mirka Andolfo, and Davide Goy
In Un/Sacred Vol 2, Mirka invites you once again into the world of Angelina and Damiano…and Eden, the new arrival in the family! In issue 2, Part 2 of “In the Name of the Father”, the family goes on a road trip to visit Angelina’s deceased dad’s villa. Along the way, they end up meeting her father’s crazy old butler Teresio-still watching over the place-and getting sent on a wild treasure hunt! (or is it more like a wild goose chase?) OCT200985

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

Motor Girl Omnibus

MOTOR GIRL OMNIBUS HC / TP $39.99 / $27.99 Page 207
Terry Moore
When a UFO crashes into Samantha’s junkyard, she is happy to make repairs and send the little visitors on their way. But E.T. is smitten with the Marine veteran and now an industrial giant wants to buy the land to install their anti-UFO weapon. With the help of her buddy Mike, a 600lb. gorilla, Sam is always prepared to defend those who can’t defend themselves, but who will save Sam from the PTSD and shrapnel that threaten her life? To survive, Sam must ultimately face the greatest battle of her life — reality. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. OCT20101 (HC) / OCT201009 (TP) (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 1 REAL LIFE $15.99 Page 207
Terry Moore
When a UFO crashes into her desert junkyard, Samantha and her imaginary gorilla friend, Mike, repair the ship and win the heart of the little green pilot named Bik. Now an industrial tycoon wants to seize the property so he can install his new anti-UFO weapon but Samantha is determined to stop him. What happens next is out of this world in Terry Moore’s new series, Motor Girl! OCT201011 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 2 NO MAN LEFT BEHIND $15.99 Page 207
Terry Moore
Samantha has a lot to fight for: Her junkyard is under invasion from shape-shifting aliens and Mr. Walden, a government contractor determined to catch them. Meanwhile, Libby is pressuring Sam to have a lifesaving operation that could be the end of Mike, Sam’s invisible friend. The choices aren’t simple for a courageous woman determined to protect the helpless and leave no man behind! Destined to become a classic, this trade paperback collects the final five issues of Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed series about courage and loyalty! OCT201012 (OFFERED AGAIN)

AFTERSHOCK

LONELY RECEIVER #4 $3.99 Page 220
Zac Thompson and Jen Hickman
A horrific breakup story in five parts. Catrin is truly alone and descending into madness. Lost with her thoughts, she finds herself reeling, falling deeper in love with her phone. But it refuses to love her back. So she gives herself to it and becomes one with the machine landscape. OCT201060

AHOY COMICS

SECOND COMING ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #1 $3.99 Page 225
Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk
“The world’s most dangerous comic book and the most lovely” (Comics Beat) returns for a new six-issue series, by superstar writer Mark Russell and artists Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk. The infant Sunstar will grow up to fulfill his destiny as Earth’s most powerful superhero and roommate to Jesus Christ — but first, he and his parents must endure the mundane and the tedious on the last night of the doomed planet Zirconia. All Ahoy comics feature extra prose stories and illustrations. OCT201063

ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC

AMERICAN RONIN #3 $3.99 Page 248
Peter Milligan and Aco
War is over, democracy an illusion, real power now lies not with nation states but huge corporations engaged in a silent war for global domination. Their number one weapon: highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives trained since childhood to pledge their allegiance to the corporate flag. But what happens when one such operative breaks free of his mental chains and decides to bring the whole system down? Can one “Ronin” make a difference? OCT201242

BOOM

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #20 $3.99 Page 195
Jordie Bellaire and Ramon Bachs
It’s Faith, Buffy and Willow versus Xander — not everyone is making it out alive. No Buffy fan will want to miss the shocking conclusion! Meanwhile, Wesley Wyndam-Price has arrived in Sunnydale with his own secret mission. OCT200964

FAITHLESS II TP $17.99 Page 198
Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet
New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet present the next chapter of their acclaimed erotic thriller as Faith descends into the world of dark magic and the even darker corners of the human soul. Faith embarks on a journey deep into the exclusive art world with hellish consequences after she accompanies her lovers, the free-spirited Poppy and the elusive Louis, straight into the epicenter of dark magic: Turin, Italy. As she dabbles with new paint and new partners, her own power begins to shed light on who or what she truly is and the devil will be by her side to guide her hand. Power has a price and Faith has only begun to pay. Collects Faithless II #1-6. OCT200975

FIREFLY #23 & 24 $3.99 Page 178
Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma, and Daniel Bayliss
The First-Ever Firefly Event Continues! Sheriff Mal Reynolds – yeah, he’s still getting used to it too – and the crew of Serenity have one last sliver of hope against the Blue Sun corporation. But defeating a new enemy means going back to the old ways – and embracing some unexpected allies! OCT200910

Not Everyone Will Survive The First-Ever Firefly Event! The stage is set for the final battle. But now Mal makes a choice that may cost him those he loves most, whether he knows it or not. OCT200914

LUMBERJANES END OF SUMMER #1 $6.99 Page 174
Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, and Kanesha C. Bryant
The End of Summer is here in the final issue of Lumberjanes! Co-Creator & Series Artist Brooklyn Allen Returns…along with the Kitten Holy! Now the scouts of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types will have to fight back against the mysterious force known as the Grey! Meanwhile, Molly has discovered a deep and ancient forest magic, which she hopes to use to protect her friends and the home they’ve all found here. Will she be able to, though? Or is this all-encompassing, all-erasing Grey just too much for one ‘Jane to fight on her own? OCT200902

LUMBERJANES VOL 17 $14.99 Page 175
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Kanesha C. Bryant
Jen and Rosie plan to take the Lumberjane scouts to see an amazing astronomical event. But their night of star-gazing is thrown off course when half of the Roanoke and Zodiac cabins sneak away into the night in search of aliens, leaving everyone else to deal with a gatecrashing goddess who throws the entire camp into a tizzy. Not to mention there’s a nefarious kitten-napping and a super-secret crush to contend with! Collects Lumberjanes #65-68. OCT200905

ONCE & FUTURE #14 $3.99 Page 196
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
Gran, Duncan and Rose are on a new quest to learn more about Merlin’s plan when they come face-to-face with another mysterious knight of legend. But if they want to track down the powerful Nimue and stay one step ahead of their enemy, it seems the trio will need to play this knight’s game, whether they like it or not. OCT200968

SEVEN SECRETS #5 $3.99 Page 193
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Caspar has been training all his life for this moment – but he never expected an all-out war like this. As enemy forces converge on The Order, lives will be shattered by the truths that are revealed and a shocking decision by The Order to protect The Secrets from an enemy who will stop at nothing to change the world. OCT200955

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #13 $3.99 Page 197
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
The monsters in Archer’s Peak have surrounded the school where Erica and Tommy make their last stand. Even if the House of Slaughter can save them, will the price of their help be too high? OCT200972

UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #4 $3.99 Page 196
Dan Panosian and Marianna Ignazzi
The truth about Wilma — and the people she loves most — is revealed. But as Wilma is left reeling from these revelations, she and the Ravens discover just where Waverly has been — and it may be more than they can handle. OCT200969

DIGITAL MANGA

TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY VOL 4 LTD ED $19.95
Kou Yoneda
Yashiro is the young leader of Shinseikai and the president of the Shinseikai Enterprise, but like so many powerful men, he leads a double life as a deviant and a masochist. Chikara Doumeki comes to work as a bodyguard for him and, although Yashiro had decided that he would never lay a hand on his own men, he finds there’s something about Doumeki that he can’t resist. Yashiro makes advances toward Doumeki, but Doumeki has mysterious reasons for denying. Yashiro, who abuses his power just to abuse himself, and Doumeki, who faithfully obeys his every command, begin the tumultuous affair of two men with songs in their hearts and no wings to fly. OCT201707

Volume 4

TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY VOL 1 $12.95
Kou Yoneda
The sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro, isn’t the type to warm up to others easily. But when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his “hands-off” policy with subordinates. As Yashiro’s invitations fail, the yakuza boss finds out his bodyguard has a very personal reason for staying at arm’s length. Yakuza themed books are always popular yaoi fan community. It’s dark. It’s sad. Sexy and interesting at the same time. This book is so emotional and deep. It’s rated 5 out of 5 in every review sites in Japan. The Japanese edition of volume 2 is slated at the end of 2013. And volume 3 is planned for spring of 2014 in Japan. This is a big acquisition for DMP and yaoi community is looking forward to a big release. OCT201708 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY VOL 2 $12.95
Kou Yoneda
Young and powerful Yashiro can’t stay out of trouble long enough to catch his breath. Will a brand-new bodyguard give this hot-headed pervert a taste of the calm he’s never known…or will mayhem erupt as other gangsters take note? Twittering Birds Never Fly pulses with the energy of passionate men who won’t take “no” for an answer! In a world where contracts are signed with blood, can a fragile friendship take root and grow into love? OCT201709 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY VOL 3 $12.95
Kou Yoneda
After surviving an attempt on his life, masochist mob boss Yashiro finds himself being cared for by his deeply devoted bodyguard, Doumeki. As the line between their personal and professional relationship continues to blur, other members of their syndicate scramble to assert their power. Will the feelings they potentially harbor for one another provide them a moment of repose… or will it only bring about more conflict? OCT201710 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

BERLIN TP COMPLETE $39.95 Page 261
Jason Lutes
For twenty years, Jason Lutes toiled on this intimate, sweeping epic before the collected Berlin was published in 2018 to widespread acclaim. Lutes’s historical fiction about the decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of fascism is seen through the eyes of the Jews and the Nazis; the socialists and the socialites; the lavishly decorated queer clubs and the crumbling tenement apartments. Lutes weaves these characters’ lives into the larger fabric of a city slowly ripping apart, crafting a polyphonic novel that is rich in its historical detail and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism. OCT201316 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FANTAGRAPHICS

LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #7 $4.99 Page 269
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
Lumina has been teleported away; who will help free her sister Isla from the clutches of the dreaded Hellmets? What is the Black Widow dinner and what does it have to do with Tonta and her cosplaying friends? Guadalupe and Steve’s wedding celebration continues with a performance by Love and Rockets?!? OCT201401 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #8 $4.99 Page 269
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
In the new issue of the World’s Greatest Comics Magazine (sorry, FF), Rosy spends time with her dad and his wife — and discovers that her mother Fritz made a short film with her dad years ago and sees them young for the first time. Also, Rosy visits the woman who raised her, for possibly the last time. Meanwhile, in “Princess Animus,” lonely Lumina finally makes it home only to find out things aren’t quite the way she left them, and Tonta enrolls in Mr. Dominguez’s life drawing class. What could possibly go wrong? OCT201402 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MEGAHEX HC MEGG & MOGG $29.99 Page 269
Simon Hanselmann
What at first glance reads like an episodic stoner comedy slowly reveals a chiseled character study of suburban ennui to rival the works of Solondz, Groening, or Flaubert. Hanselmann’s characterization and visual creativity mines lifetimes of pathos from the slapstick simplicity of its psychedelic, absurdist premise. You will believe an Owl can cry. Collecting all of Hanselmann’s classic Megg & Mogg webcomics plus over 70 pages of new material. OCT201403 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PSYCHODRAMA ILLUSTRATED #3 $4.99 Page 269
Gilbert Hernandez
Beginning a two-issue stand alone arc: “Little Ones.” Two hungry children, on the run for unspecified reasons, enter a small U.S. town near the Mexican border, where gossip over a rumored border wall construction fuels racial tensions and intensifies the kids’ fears of getting caught. OCT201398

KODANSHA

YURI IS MY JOB VOL 7 $12.99 Pahe 349
Miman
The new, hilarious yuri comedy! Hime gets roped into working at a weird cafe where the waitresses pretend to be students at an all-girl boarding school. She’s strangely taken with her partner Mitsuki, who’s so kind to her in front of the customers. There’s just one problem…Mitsuki really can’t stand her! 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. OCT201741

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

PANTOMIME #2 $3.99 Page 282
Christopher Sebela and David Stoll
The Manager has broken into the lives of our teen criminals and pulls them further into the darkness. Giving them a crook’s playground to train their skills to send them out on jobs for him. Can the kids get out before it’s too late, or will The Manager swallow them up? OCT201470

NORTHWEST PRESS

DASH VOL 1 CASE OF MYSTERIOUS ZITA MAKARA $24.99 Page 287
Dave Ebersole, Delia Gable & Various
1940, Los Angeles. A disgraced private eye with a bad-boy boyfriend. A femme fatale in search of an ancient artifact. A supernatural horror lurking, growing… waiting for the time to strike! The reimagined noir adventure, complete in one volume, with 40 pages of new stories and an introduction by Steve Orlando. OCT201498

ONI PRESS/ LION FORGE

GIRL HAVEN GN $14.99 Page 290
Lilah Sturges and Meaghan Carter
Three years ago, Ash’s mom, Kristin, left home and never came back. Now, Ash lives in the house where Kristin grew up. All of her things are there. Her old room, her old clothes, and the shed where she spent her childhood creating a fantasy world called Koretris. Ash knows all about Koretris: how it’s a haven for girls, with no men or boys allowed, and filled with fanciful landscapes and creatures. When Ash’s friends decide to try going to Koretris using one of Kristin’s spell books, Ash doesn’t think anything will happen. But the spell works, and Ash discovers that the world Kristin created is actually a real place with real inhabitants and very real danger. But if Koretris is real, why is Ash there? Everyone has always called Ash a boy. Ash uses he/him pronouns. Shouldn’t the spell have kept Ash out? And what does it mean if it let Ash in? OCT201499

ONE SOUL 10TH ANNIVERSARY HC EDITION $24.99 Page 294
Ray Fawkes
Comprised entirely of double page spreads split into eighteen panels, with each panel featuring one character’s life, cartoonist Ray Fawkes uses an experimental narrative structure to artfully craft eighteen linear stories into one non-linear masterpiece. OCT201500

SILVER SPROCKET

FANLEE & SPATZLE MAKE SOMETHING PERFECT $12.00 Page 309
Pseudonym Jones
Fanlee and Spatzle is a funny, emotional slice-of-life comic about a bear and a duck who are best friends, despite having very different approaches to life, relationships, and gender identity. Make Something Perfect collects the Twitter hit @pseudonymjones from 2014 to 2019, through adventures in creation, bad things, and being gay. OCT201566 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SUBLIME

CASTE HEAVEN VOL 4 $12.99 Page 353
Chise Ogawa
Ever since Karino betrayed him by dragging him off his kingly throne, dropping him to target, Azusa has sworn revenge. But as he’s planning his next move, he’s approached by shy geek Inugai, who’s taken a rather sudden-if odd-interest in photography. What are Inugai’s true motives? And is revenge really what Azusa seeks? OCT201761

PUNCH UP VOL 6 $12.99 Page 353
Shiuko Kano
Back when architect Motoharu Maki was just starting out, he nursed a one-sided crush on another-his former mentor Mibu. His current love, Kouta, is shocked to find out that, unlike Motoharu’s usual type, Mibu is a sophisticated, austere person. And even though Kouta has faith in Motoharu’s fidelity, he can’t help but feel a little shaken. What else doesn’t he know about Motoharu, and should he be worried now that Mibu is back in Motoharu’s life? OCT201762

TITAN

DOCTOR WHO #2 $3.99 Page 318
Jody Houser and Roberta Ingranata
Doctor Who returns with the comic debut of iconic 70s TV Villain! After narrowly escaping the Weeping Angels and the Autons in 1960s London, the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor must team up once again to save present day Earth from being overrun by the classic aquatic villain, the Sea Devils! Who else can they turn to for help but Rose Tyler: leader of the human resistance! OCT201589

LIFE IS STRANGE: PARTNERS IN TIME #2 #3.99 Page 320
Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, and Andrea Izzo
Max, Chloe and Rachel hit High Noon in Tombstone! As the road trip continues with two simultaneous tours, it’s time for a showdown between Cowboys and pirates? Original creative team returns with acclaimed writer Emma Vieceli (Doctor Who), and fan-favorite artists Claudia Leonardi & Andrea Izzo! OCT201598 Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #4 (APR202083)

TOKYO POP

BL FANS LOVE MY BROTHER $12.99 Page 354
Mimu Oyamada
Four years ago, Kirika Amano’s older brother became a shut-in. Since then, he’s barely even left his own room, constantly working on something at his desk. When Kirika finally finds out what he’s been doing all that time, she’s shocked — her brother creates boys love comics! Not only that, but it turns out that he’s actually quite good at it, and he’s got a dedicated fanbase. Even though Kirika doesn’t understand her brother’s hobbies or the fandom that surrounds him, he’s still family. Maybe if she helps him sell his comics, she can convince him to step outside into the world again and greet his fans in person. OCT201763

DEKOBOKO SUGAR DAYS MANGA $14.99 Page 361
Yusen Atsuko
Yuujirou Matsukaze has been close friends with Rui Hanamine since the two of them were children. Back then, Yuujirou was the one who stood up for and took care of his adorable, soft-hearted friend. But as it turns out, Yuujirou’s childhood dreams end up growing a little too big to handle — or, rather, too tall! At over six feet in height, the cheerful and happy-go-lucky Rui towers over his would-be protector… and still has no idea Yuujirou’s had a crush on him since they were kids! OCT201782 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KOIMONOGATARI LOVE STORIES VOL 1 $12.99 Page 354
Tagura Tohru
When Yuji accidentally overhears his classmate Yamato confessing to another friend that he’s gay, his perspective shifts. Seeing Yamato in a new light, Yuji does his best not to let prejudice color his view, but he still finds himself overthinking his classmates’ interactions now. He especially notices the way Yamato looks at one particular boy: Yuji’s own best friend. Even though he tells himself he shouldn’t get involved, Yuji finds he just can’t help it; watching Yamato’s one-sided love draws him in a way he never expected. At first, it’s empathy, knowing that the boy Yamato has his sights on is definitely straight and has no idea. But as his own friendship with Yamato develops and the two of them grow closer through a mutual study group, Yuji comes to truly care about Yamato as a person, regardless of his sexuality. He only wants Yamato to be happy, and to be able to express his true self. OCT201764 (OFFERED AGAIN)

YURI BEAR STORM MANGA VOLS 1-3 $12.99 Page 360
Kinago Ikunigoma and Akiko Morishima
Every night, 16-year-old Kureha has a strange dream involving lilies, storms, and… her classmate Ginko as a bear?! At school, Kureha’s unassuming personality and looks render her practically invisible. Sometimes, it feels like no one notices her at all… until cute and energetic Ginko asks Kureha to talk privately one day during lunch. Maybe she really is a bear… or maybe she’s just got a crush on Kureha! OCT201779 (VOL 1)/ OCT201780 (VOL 2)/ OCT201781 (VOL 3) (OFFERED AGAIN)

VAULT

HEIST OR HOW TO STEAL A PLANET VOL 1 $19.99 Page 333
Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susini
Welcome to planet Heist! It’s the cutthroat capital of the entire Nehring System, home to billions of the worst men and women in the galaxy. The Pan-Galactic government has no idea what to do with the planet, but conman Glane Breld and his band of thieves know exactly what to do with Heist–they’re going to steal it. It’s Ocean’s Eleven in space, brought to you by writer Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susini, the only minds crazy enough to steal an entire world. OCT201660

THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE #1 $3.99 Page 330
Dan Watters and Kishore Mohan
As the 20th century dawns, art promises to change the world…and steep it in blood. A rash of impossible killings sweep through Paris, tearing the rich and beautiful apart in their beds. When two art thieves stumble upon the portraits of the victims damaged in the exact same manner they died, it appears the man who once painted the immortal portrait of Dorian Gray has returned–with darker plans for future works. From the minds of Dan Watters (Coffin Bound, Lucifer, Deep Roots) and Kishore Mohan comes a haunting balance of depravity and beauty. OCT201644

SHADOW SERVICE #5 $3.99 Page 333
Cavan Scott and Corin Howell
Gina’s spent her whole witch-life searching for answers and a family to replace the one she lost. As her first spy mission for MI666 comes to a head, she is faced with a brutal choice between the two that may have dire supernatural consequences for all of England. Lines are drawn, alliances broken, and the face of her enemy is finally revealed. OCT201661

VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #4 $3.99 Page 334
Tim Seeley, Tini & Blake Howard, Dev Pramanik, and Nathan Gooden
Once a trusted and loyal enforcer for the Camarilla, Cecily Bain finds herself the target of a BLOOD HUNT. Now every vampire in the Twin Cities has license to destroy her on sight. Cecily’s spent her entire unlife preparing for just such a moment of survival of the fittest, but now she’s dragging along an inexperienced vampire fledgling. As the snow begins to fall, it’s kill…or let an innocent newbie get you killed. OCT201666

WASTED SPACE #18 $3.99 Page 332
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
Lucky 18! Billy learns that his purpose on Earth might be a little different than what he imagined, and Molly and Dust dig deeper into who’s behind all this madness. OCT201657

 

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