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LGBTQ Previews February 2020 Part 2

Forty eight hours till Christmas – that magical time of year when so many people come together with at least one relative who stresses them out! Here’s hoping they have enough good sense not to act out an d your travels are safe and as hassle free as possible!

The most exciting comic this time around is the return of an Amethyst ongoing by Amy Reeder! Kris Anka draws a thirsty variant cover for Aquaman that you can see below! There’s a Giant Size Jean Grey Emma Frost one shot! More Monstress! Some collections for trade waiters – Harley Quinn, Rat Queens, Die, Strikeforce, Dawn Of X, and several others! Take a look! Please!

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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DARK HORSE

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #10 $3.99 Page 99
G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
In a desperate bid to repair their ship and outrun the Riveteers, the crew of the Sundog discover unexpected allies-and realize their sacrifices may not have been in vain after all. DEC190269

RUBY FALLS TP $17.99 Page 98
Ann Nocenti and Flavia Biondi
In this gripping neo noir mystery, Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown’s biggest secret: the “disappearance” of infamously progressive Betty Gallagher during the mobster-ruled heyday of the old mining town. When her grandmother Clara starts to share dementia-blurred, violent memories of this cold- case murder, Lana becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it means splintering the peaceful town-and putting everyone she knows in grave danger. Collects the four-issue miniseries. DEC190267 Amazon affiliate ad link

STRANGER THINGS INTO THE FIRE #2 $3.99 Page 91
Jody Houser, Ryan Kelly, and Le Beau L. Underwood
Two former subjects of Dr. Brenner in Hawkins Lab learn the depths of his sinister ambition after tracking down Subject Eight. She reveals her unwilling role in keeping Subject Nine pacified. Their quest brings them closer to the broken and incredibly powerful pyrokinetic and reveals secrets to their own painful histories that originally brought them to Hawkins. DEC190242

DC

AMETHYST #1 $3.99 Page 5
Amy Reeder
Following her triumphant reintroduction in the pages of Young Justice, the new Amethyst miniseries follows teenager Amy Winston–a.k.a. Princess Amethyst–as she returns to her magical kingdom to celebrate her 16th birthday in style. The only problem? Her kingdom is missing, her subjects have vanished, and none in the realm of Gemworld–even her best friend, Lady Turquoise–remain loyal to her house! Alone and dejected, Amy’s forced to find new allies and confront dark secrets on an all-new quest to the farthest reaches of Gemworld. DEC190411

Kris Anka thirst cover

AQUAMAN #57 $3.99 Page 20
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques
In this issue, Mera and Aquaman welcome their very own Aquababy! In the wake of Black Manta’s attack on Amnesty Bay, Aquaman encounters a new crisis when Mera unexpectedly goes into labor…and things don’t look good for the queen of Atlantis. Don’t miss this historic, emotional issue that kicks off a bold new era for Aquaman! [Jackson Hyde has been appearing for several issues now.] DEC190438 Thirsty enough you need to see a larger image? You’re welcome!

BATGIRL #44 $3.99 Page 21
Cecil Castellucci and Cian Dormey
Gotham City lies in ruin after the events of “City of Bane”! Good neighborhoods have turned bad, and bad neighborhoods have turned worse. As Barbara Gordon’s friends and neighbors try to rebuild their homes, she faces a conflict she can’t win with her fists: “Who Really Owns Gotham?” Batgirl intends to find out. DEC190440

BATMAN #88 & 89 $3.99 Page 22
James Tynion IV, Tony S. Daniel, and Danny Miki
The conspiracy that will rock Batman’s world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and…Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke finally takes down Batman?! DEC190442

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren’t ‘fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grace? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack! DEC190444

BATMAN PENNYWORTH RIP #1 $4.99 Page 3
James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddy Barrows, and & Various
Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades–even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne’s parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal with that all falling apart? And if the Caped Crusader is to be truly alone, he might either hang that cape up once and for all…or double down and carry on with this vengeful quest forever. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 celebrates the life of one of the most important people in the history of Gotham City, while also addressing questions about what’s next. DEC190410

CATWOMAN #20 $3.99 Page 29
Joelle Jones and Fernando Blanco
Raina Creel’s thugs are making a move on the pawn shop where Catwoman has set up headquarters, and if Selina can’t stop them, it could cost the lives of the allies she has working there. Luckily, none of them will go down without a fight; unluckily, Raina’s biggest bad may have more fight than any of them can handle. DEC190456

DC CRIMES OF PASSION #1 $9.99 Page 8
James Tynion IV & Various, Greg Smallwood, & Various
Passion. Betrayal. Murder. When you’re a private investigator, these are things you experience daily. But when you add capes to the mix–like Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn? Things get even messier. The name’s Slam Bradley, and I’m telling you that this year’s Valentine’s Day special has more intrigue than you can shake a stick at. Ten tales of love–the kind of love that can push people over the edge. Don’t miss it…or I’ll make you pay. [Pied Piper / Hartley Rathaway is a focus of one of the stories.] DEC190416

genLOCK

GEN LOCK #4 $3.99 Page 33
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Hendry Prasetya
Cammie’s on the hunt for Chase after his disappearance during their encounter with Sycorax in Siege, but time is of the essence as the Union launches their strike on Osaka! Meanwhile, the truth about Sycorax is revealed, and Chase is given an ultimatum: join them in their plans or be erased once and for all! DEC190464

GOTHAM CITY MONSTERS #6 $3.99 Page 34
Steve Orlando and Amancay Nahuelpan
It all ends here! Melmoth is looking to destroy the world before anyone else gets their evil hands on it, but he better watch out–the Monsters aren’t ready to see their planet die. It may not treat them the best, but it’s home! Frankenstein in particular has a big stake in stopping Melmoth. If he can defeat this diabolical mastermind once and for all, it means he will be free of the curse of their shared blood. DEC190465

HARLEY QUINN #70 $3.9 Page 35
Sam Humphries and Sami Basri
Harley’s Los Angeles adventure takes an unexpected turn when she joins up with an underground wrestling troupe! With her penchant for drama, violence, and over-the-top behavior, Harley Quinn fits right in with her new group of friends, but when one of them winds up dead, Harley must track down the killer…before they strike again! DEC190466

HARLEY QUINN VOL 4 THE FINAL TRIAL $19.99 Page 89
Sam Humphries, Mark Russell, Sami Basri, and Mike Norton
“Year of the Villain” arrives in Harley Quinn, even if Harley is doing her best to avoid it! Lex Luthor has an “offer” for Harley, and he won’t take no for an answer–so get ready for Harley-er Quinn! And Harley asks the inevitable question–who is DC’s “Villain of the Year”? It’s an award-show like no other, as DC’s best of the worst celebrate themselves in the Hall of Doom, with the winners picked by the fans! Collects Harley Quinn #64-69 and Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year #1, including alternate pages. DEC190570 Amazon affiliate ad link

HARLEY QUINN & POISON IVY #6 $3.99 Page 36
Jody Houser and Adriana Melo
It’s the end of the road for our Gotham City sirens…and the revelation of Poison Ivy’s shocking secret will rock you to your core! Will Harley Quinn be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to become the hero she so desperately wants to be? Or will old habits die hard and end Harley and Ivy’s friendship forever?
DEC190469

HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1 $5.99 Page 11
Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off! Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone – especially her ex – learns she’s been there. But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud… and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombre head-and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! The foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred sequel to one of DC’s raciest runs is here! Get on board early, before we come to our senses! DEC190420

HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #4 $3.99 Page 38
Tim Seeley, Dan Fraga, and Richard Friend
Keldor travels to the Eternia of the 1980s Filmation cartoon series! Still reeling from a tragic loss last issue, Keldor and He-Man must find the legendary Star Seed–the last power in the universe able to destroy Anti-He-Man before he claims another Castle Grayskull! DEC190473

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #20 $3.99 Page 41
James Tynion IV, Ram V., and Kyle Hotz
The Floronic Man’s unintended rise to power has thrown The Parliaments of Life into chaos. Even though the villain lies deep in the cells of the Hall of Justice, life itself is being warped by his reach! With Swamp Thing gone, the Justice League Dark must join forces with some of the most powerful avatars, like Animal Man, to help set things right. But the magical team’s troubles are just beginning, as an old evil from a familiar swamp casts its shadow over them all, waiting for the perfect time to strike. DEC190479

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #4 $3.99 Page 45
Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook, and Travis Moore
The secret origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes revealed! Exactly how did this ragtag group of idealistic, super-powered teens from all across the galaxy find each other? What pulls them and keeps them together? Another gorgeous issue of DC’s future superstars also reveals clues to how Aquaman’s lost trident may be the key to Earth’s future and survival! [Hopeful to see some LGBTQ Legionnaires again!] DEC190487

LOIS LANE #8 $3.99 Page 46
Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins
As the world comes to realize Lois Lane is also the wife of Superman and mother of Superboy, the DC Universe’s most acclaimed reporter finds herself hunted by a deadly assassin code-named the Kiss of Death. The only thing standing between Lois and execution is the Question, but can Renee Montoya stop the Kiss before she fulfills her contract? DEC190489

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #12 $3.99 Page 48
Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
It’s the Martian Manhunter and Charnn’s last confrontation! To save the souls of every human on Earth, J’onn must put his past behind him for good and become the hero we know him to be. But Charnn won’t make it easy; he’s going to strike at every vulnerability and weakness the Martian Manhunter has. The finale to the critically acclaimed series is here! DEC190493

RWBY #5 $3.99 Page 52
Marguerite Bennett, Meghan Hetrick, and Mirka Andolfo
Weiss bargains with her mother while trapped at home, helps her mother capture a prize beast–and all is forgiven. Meanwhile, Ruby must find her way through a maze in an effort to find her strength again after Qrow goes down on a mission with Team RNJR. DEC190500

SUICIDE SQUAD #3 $4.99 Page 54
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
It’s Task Force X’s first mission as a brand-new team of blood enemies, and things have already gone horribly wrong! As Squad members start to turn on each other, the mission rapidly falls to pieces–but new team leader Lok will let no bad deed go unpunished. Who will take the fall? One thing’s for sure: there will be hell to pay. [One of Tom Taylor’s new characters uses gender neutral pronouns and the Cavalier is gay.] DEC190504

SUPERGIRL #39 $3.99 Page 55
Jody Houser and Rachael Stott
After the Lasso of Truth reveals something unexpected about Supergirl’s infection, Wonder Woman is quickly running out of ways to try to bring Kara back peacefully. Making matters worse, the government has sent robotic military backup to Smallville to deal with the possible atomic threat of Infected Supergirl–and neither Wonder Woman nor Supergirl is prepared for the innocent casualties this could mean for the town. DEC190506

TEEN TITANS #39 $3.99 Page 59
Adam Glass, Robbie Thompson, and Bernard Chang
The “Djinn War” has begun! Adam Glass is joined by new co-writer Robbie Thompson and new artist Eduardo Pansica for the Teen Titans’ next thrilling adventure! Trapped in her ring with no escape, Djinn finds herself on the inside looking out as the Teen Titans go hunting for Djinn’s older brother Elias, the only one capable of saving her. But Elias’s dark side is the stuff of legends…and the Teen Titans know he can’t be trusted. With Deathstroke, Lobo, and the Other in their rearview mirror…this team is about to go on their most dangerous mission yet. DEC190513

WONDER WOMAN #85 & 86 $3.99 Page 62
Steve Orlando, Jan Duursema,and Max Raynor
Wonder Woman…under arrest! As she starts to protect her new hometown of Boston, the city wonders–who will protect Boston from her? Agent Nora Nunes must shadow Wonder Woman for a day to ensure the city will be safe if Diana resides there. But what starts as a tranquil day transforms into disaster relief, and Diana and Nora will need to survive not only the elements, but also the arrival of the three Dark Fates! DEC190518

The Event Leviathan fallout continues! While Wonder Woman battled Cheetah on Themyscira and stood with the Justice League against the Legion of Doom, Leviathan struck! Without Diana’s help, Etta Candy and Steve Trevor lost everything when A.R.G.U.S. was destroyed. Unable to accept defeat at the hands of Leviathan, Trevor hunts down their agents one by one, becoming one of the world’s most wanted. Now Wonder Woman must find Trevor before the rest of the DC Universe does. Only she can save him from his worst enemy…his own thirst for vengeance! DEC190520

WONDER TWINS #12 $3.99 Page 80
Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne
The world is saved again! But now Zan and Jayna must answer to the Justice League for the choices they made in order to save it. Meanwhile, the League of Annoyance is back in action, and Cell Phone Sylvia will do whatever it takes to get her revenge on the twins–but they might get a little help from an unexpected ally! The critically acclaimed series ends here–don’t miss it! DEC190542

YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 $4.99 Page 18
James Tynion IV and Steve Epting
Apex Lex Luthor’s first run-in with the Infected didn’t go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs’ influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs–and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelganger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It’s a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two! DEC190434

VERTIGO/ YOUNG ANIMAL

BOOKS OF MAGIC #17 $3.99 Page 74
Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
Tim’s doppelganger has proven to be a surprisingly seductive ally…but he’ll do anything it takes to stay here in our world! With Tim’s troubles mounting, he has to ask himself: What if he just gave his older self what he wants? DEC190535

THE DREAMING #18 $3.99 Page 75
Simon Spurrier and Marguerite Sauvage
Rose Walker was a vortex, once. And as a vortex, she draws dreams to herself…and she is drawn to them. And it’s a good thing, too, because Dora, Matthew, and Abel are in well over their heads in the waking world–a world that is slowly destroying itself, as Wan’s plans for the collective unconscious of humanity have come to pass! DEC190536

DOOM PATROL THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS takes a break this month

FAR SECTOR #4 $3.99 Page 65
N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell
With the so-called Peace Division firing upon the protesters it’s meant to protect, new Green Lantern Jo Mullein devises a novel solution to bring the chaos to a close–one that causes the rookie Lantern to run afoul of the City Enduring’s leadership council. Meanwhile, we learn more about Jo’s recruitment into the Green Lantern Corps, and the nature of her mysterious and unique power ring. DEC190524

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #18 $3.99 Page 76
Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
The Corinthian has been shattered into thousands of pieces, each one infecting an acolyte of Erzulie, turning their whispered prayers to her into incantations of horror! It falls to Erzulie to pull every one of those shards together and reassemble the Corinthian…but the problem with reassembling him is that, well then the Dreaming’s worst nightmare is back, and very, very angry! DEC190537

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #4 $3.99 Page 77
Si Spurrier and Matias Bergara
John Constantine was missing for years–and in that time, England needed a mystical protector, a guardian at the gates. Heroically, the young man known as Tommy Willowtree stepped into the breach! This cosmically attuned mage has held evil at bay with the force of his positive white magic, unlocking a new era of peace for the citizens of London. He is a gentleman, a scholar, a clean-living, vegan acolyte of love. So naturally, John Constantine hates his effing guts. And now they have to team up. Great. DEC190538

LOW LOW WOODS #3 $3.99 Page 73
Carmen Maria Machado and Dani
El and Octavia find themselves on two separate paths. One leads to somewhere deep within the Earth, and the other leads to a small green trailer on the edge of town. There, the people of Shudder-to-Think, PA say, lives a witch. For a price, she can change you–and even make you forget that which you no longer wish to remember. But what is the price of remembering that which you have lost? DEC190533

LUCIFER #17 $3.99 Page 79
Dan Watters and Sebastian Fiumara
Fear. Thrill. Blood. Honor. These are the four horsemen of Odin’s wild hunt, whose prey Lucifer must–despite his personal feelings–protect at all costs, lest the Devil be cast back into the pit whence he came. DEC190540

IDW/ TOP SHELF

GI JOE #6 $3.99 Page 133
Paul Allor and Chris Evenhuis
A mission to smuggle vital intelligence to Free Canada goes sideways when Fadeaway confronts someone from her past working in Cobra! The bonds of friendship are tested when lives are at stake! The world of G.I. Joe expands in this turning point issue! [New prominent gay character.] DEC190669

GLOW VS THE BABYFACE #4 $3.99 Page 124
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, they discover a much bigger problem-a runaway who’s been living under the ring! Written by actress Aimee Garcia and former WWE superstar and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez! DEC190628

MARVEL ACTION CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 $3.99 Page 138
Sam Maggs and Sweeney Boo
Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel and the Unstoppable Wasp in a brand-new, middle grade adventure! Carol and Nadia, currently no bigger than, well, a wasp, are in a predicament-A.I.M. is up to no good, and Carol can’t use her powers because, at this size, she could literally split atoms. Yikes! So what’s the strongest avenger to do? Well, Carol has a lot of ideas-but maybe it’s best if she follows Nadia’s lead on this one… cue: the G.I.R.L. squad! Enter the secret world of Captain Marvel in this pint-sized Marvel Action adventure! DEC190696

READ ONLY MEMORIES #3 $4.99 Page 122
Sina Grace and Stefano Simeone
Based on the hit game 2064: Read Only Memories, enter a cyberpunk universe like you’ve never seen before! Lexi is back in her old stomping ground, but with a strange cult on the loose and her old frenemy Crow come to call, Neo-San Francisco has taken on a new, menacing light. When she comes face-to-face with a Harvest, will she be able to get out alive? DEC190616

TMNT ONGOING #103 $3.99 Page 120
Tom Waltz & Various, and Sophie Campbell
As the Turtles struggle to come together in the face of recent setbacks, Old Hob’s unusual new enforcers make their presence known. Will they be friend or foe? DEC190609

TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #6 $3.99 Page 130
Kate Leth, Cohen Edenfield, and Alex Milne
“Wannabee,” Part Two! Deathsaurus’s ruse has worked-the Probats believe that Cliffjumper is Bumblebee and it’s really smoothed over the energon negotiations! Well, except for the part where Deathsaurus is now blowing Cliffjumper’s cover and framing him for a crime that he didn’t commit! A tale of mistaken identities, wrong names, wacky mix-ups, and a guy named Deathsaurus who really can’t be good news. DEC190653

TRANSFORMERS VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL $3.99 Page 131
Kate Leth, Patrick Ehlers, Jack Lawrence, and Sara Pitre-Durocher
Bookish Glyph wants a challenge-to do work for xeno-relations, not just data analysis. Athletic Tap-Out needs a challenge-his boxing career isn’t working out so well. When one mission presents both of them a chance to meet new challenges head-on, will they be able to lift each other up to the task or will they just get in each other’s way? Robo-mance is real in this adventure focusing on love in the Transformers universe! The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or any romantic occasion! Back-up story written by the real-life engaged couple: Kate Leth & Cohen Edenfield! DEC190656

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CLOCK #2 $3.99 Page 60
Matt Hawkins and Colleen Doran
When aggressive cancer begins spreading through humanity like a virus, one scientist will sacrifice anything for answers. Is it a global eugenics conspiracy? The beginning of World War III? And can he get to the bottom of it before it takes what’s left of his family? DEC190159

DIE VOL 2 SPLIT THE PARTY $16.99 Page 65
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
No one can escape DIE until everyone agrees to go home. Or rather, no one can escape DIE until everyone who is alive agrees to go home. The commercial and critical hit second arc of the bleakly romantic fantasy fiction series starts to reveal the secrets of the world, and our heroes’ pasts. There’s always the chance they’ll escape DIE. They’ll never escape themselves. Collects DIE #6-10. DEC190086 Amazon affiliate ad link

MONSTRESS #26 $3.99 Page 48
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
In a border city about to be invaded by Federation troops, Maika finally begins to accept who she must become to survive… no matter the cost. DEC190177

NOMEN OMEN #5 $3.99 Page 81
Marco B. Bucci and Jacopo Camagni

Monstress #26

“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” part five. Part Five–The first arc of Marco B. Bucci and Jacopp Camagni’s genre-bending epic reaches its cataclysmic conclusion! Will Becky finally embrace her magical heritage, or will she succumb to King Taranis’ machinations? And how did he become the King of Manhattan in the first place? DEC190179

RAT QUEENS VOL 7 ONCE & FUTURE KING $16.99 Page 57
Ryan Ferrier and Priscilla Petraites
A vengeful presence from the past forces the Rat Queens to face their own demons in order to save everything they’ve ever loved! Can the Queens hold their own legacy together when faced with their greatest challenge yet? A whole new era for the Rat Queens begins here, chronicled by a brand new creative team! Collects Rat Queens Volume 2 #16-20. DEC190116 Amazon affiliate ad link

SFSX SAFE SEX #6 $3.99 Page73
Tina Horn and Jen Hickman
“Risk”. Trapped and confronted with their worst nightmares, the Dirty Mind team resorts to desperate measures to get out of the Pleasure Center intact-with possibly fatal consequences. DEC190194

MARVEL

AMAZING MARY JANE #5 $3.99 Page 55
Leah Williams and Carlos Gomez
All that stands between MJ and Mysterio’s ragtag crew and filming their climactic battle scene is…well, Vulture, Stegron, Rarantula, King Cobra, Rhino, and Scorpion! If this is Mary Jane’s last chance to realize her dreams, you can bet she’s going to fight like a tiger–or a spider! Will filming ever wrap? Will Mary Jane ever go home to the Amazing Spider-Man? And can Peter forgive her for her Hollywood team up? DEC190871

BLACK CAT #9 $3.99 Page 59
Jed MacKay and Kris Anka
Felicia has gotten into some trouble in New York. Some may call it “inciting a war” but we aren’t here to mince words. What’s a girl to do? Go to Madripoor! That’s right, the Black Cat and her crew go to Madripoor to steal the next object on their list. No problem, just another artifact that is in the private collection of someone named… where’d I put that note… oh, here. Someone named “Patch.” Uh-oh. Patch is Wolverine. Black Cat is stealing from Wolverine? All this and guest-artist Kris Anka is joining the book for two issues! DEC190880

BLACK PANTHER #21 $3.99 Page 72
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ryan Bodenheim
While the King of Wakanda fights against his own in the plane of Wakandan memory, N’Jadaka’s invasion continues — and without the Black Panther, the rebel Maroons are outgunned. Not one, but two Wakandas will fall if they fail. The galaxy hangs on a thread! [Are the Dora Milaje still seen in the series?] DEC190907

CAPTAIN MARVEL #15 $3.99 Page 77
Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett
“The Last Avenger” part 4. Captain Marvel had 24 hours to kill five Avengers — and she’s dangerously close to failing. Carol’s plan was always flawed, but as she nears the endgame, those flaws are becoming fatal. As Vox Supreme’s true plans for five dead Avengers emerge, it’s more important than ever that Carol not fail today. DEC190919

DAWN OF X VOL 2 $17.99 Page 112
Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, More
In the wake of House of Xand Powers of X, a new era has begun: the Dawn of X! When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out keeping Krakoa safe! In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force — but we’re not there yet! As the Marauders sail on, the real cutthroats are back home. Betsy Braddock, the new Captain Britain, leads her team to the one place that has always been Excalibur’s seat of power: the Lighthouse! Fallen Angels Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all mutantkind. And the spacefaring New Mutants are united with the Starjammers! Collecting X-Men (2019) #2, X-Force (2019) #2, Marauders (2019) #2, Excalibur (2019) #2, Fallen Angels (2019) #2 and New Mutants (2019) #2. DEC190981 Amazon affiliate ad link

DAWN OF X  VOL 3 $17.99 Page 112
Jonathan Hickman, More (A) Leinil Francis Yu, More
In the Dawn of X, the X-Men are the most powerful heroes of the planet’s dominant species! The new X-Force strikes back against the humans who took one of their own! Marauders beware, Sebastian Shaw has recruited a new Black Bishop — continuing his machinations against the Queens of the Hellfire Club! Excalibur and the new Captain Britain must face the truth about her brother and choose their path forward! Psylocke’s past continues to haunt her as she molds the Fallen Angels into a fighting force! And while the original New Mutants are off in space, the rest of Krakoa’s youth begin forging the future they want to live in! Collecting X-Men (2019) #3, X-Force (2019) #3, Marauders (2019) #3, Excalibur (2019) #3, Fallen Angels (2019) #3 and New Mutants (2019) #3. DEC190982 Amazon affiliate ad link

EXCALIBUR #7 $3.99 Page 14
Tini Howard and Marcus To
Excalibur faces an old foe – this time as the hunters rather than the game. [Rictor is on the team.] DEC190784

FUTURE FOUNDATION $15.99 Page 139
Jeremy Whitley, Will Robson, More
From the pages of Fantastic Four, it’s the next generation of Imaginauts! When the Richards family was called back to Earth to be the FF again, they left behind the Future Foundation — a think tank of the most brilliant young minds in the universe — with one mission: to find the pieces of their friend the Molecule Man and rebuild him. But that’s proving harder than imagined as this crew of young geniuses, Atlanteans, mutants, Moloids and androids have run into every problem in the Multiverse. Now, with the leadership of Alex and Julie Power, and a little extra firepower from Guest Professor Yondu Udonta, the team will undergo their most dangerous mission yet: a prison break! Brace yourself for a heart-pounding journey across time and space! Collecting Future Foundation #1-5 and material from Fantastic Four (2018) #12 DEC190997 Amazon affiliate ad link

GIANT SIZE X-MEN JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST #1 $4.99 Page 13
Jonathan Hickman and Russell Dauterman
The first of five essential X-tales specially designed to showcase some of Marvel’s best artists! First up, Russell Dauterman! When Storm is in danger, it’s going to take two of the most powerful telepaths on Earth working together to make things right. Jean Grey and Emma Frost, together again for the good of Krakoa! DEC190780

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 $3.99 Page 31
Al Ewing and Juan Cabal
Peter Quill fights for his life against the King of the Gods! Rocket fights alone against the legions of Hephaeustus! Phylla-Vell makes a choice between love and duty – with death on the line! And somewhere, a black hole bomb ticks down to zero… The Guardians’ first mission comes to a cataclysmic end! [A new volume with new creators. Moondragon and Phylla are included.] DEC190807

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.

MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #12 $3.99 Page 87
Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
When Ms. Marvel’s newest nemesis goes after one of her old ones, Kamala will have to choose between saving her enemy…and saving her father. DEC190943

MARAUDERS #7 & 8 $3.99 Page 16
Gerry Duggan and Stefano Caselli
As Verendi’s plans against Krakoa grow, the Marauders find themselves missing something vital, something that brings Storm and the White Queen to blows. Artist Stefano Caselli joins the crew of the craziest X-series of them al! [Iceman, Storm, Kitty Pryde, and Emma Frost] DEC190788

MARVEL’S VOICES #1 $4.99 Page 41
Vita Ayala, Brian Stelfreeze, and various
Marvel’s acclaimed podcast series focusing on telling the stories of diverse creators and their unique perspectives becomes a one shot of brand new adventures! The X-Men find their place in the world after declaring a new nation! Killmonger strikes! Moon Girl and Devil Dino return! DEC190832

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 Page 57
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
Miles’ journal has gone missing–you know, the one where he wrote his private thoughts about being Spider-Man And it’s fallen into enemy hands! Does that have something to do with Miles’ high school under siege by the most monstrous goons he’s faced since Carnage? You’re about to see more of Brooklyn Visions than ever–but is it for the last time? DEC190877

MORBIUS #4 $3.99 Page 60
Vita Ayala and Marvelo Ferreira
Michael Morbius has always been a man of science. But he’s also a man of pride, and when those two traits combine, the results have been catastrophic. This time is no different. Whatever Morbius has wrought havoc on his genetics – with his humanity inching closer to memory with every passing moment! This while a figure from his past returns, with Morbius dead in her sights. DEC190882

NEBULA #1 $3.99 Page 32
Vita Ayala and Claire Roe
Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future–and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she’s willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters….Don’t miss out on this cosmically critical series launch from rising stars, Vita Ayala and Claire Roe! DEC190811

NEW MUTANTS #7 & 8 $3.99 Page 19
Ed Brisson and Rod Reis
Deep in Shi’Ar space, the New Mutants have found themselves dead in the middle of an intergalactic power struggle. They’re probably equipped to handle that, right? And back on Earth, the young mutants of Krakoa look forward to the future…whatever it may hold. [Karma is on the team.] DEC190792 / DEC190793

RUNAWAYS #30 $3.99 Page 90
Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
The biggest adventure of the Runaways career continues as they continue to clean up L.A. with Doc Justice as his J-Team! But not all the Runaways are so gung-ho about this new lifestyle. If Runaways has one tradition, it is painful twists, and you’ve got another big one coming, True Believers. DEC190948

SPIDER-MAN & VENOM DOUBLE TROUBLE #4 $3.99 Page 54
Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru
Spider-Man and Venom must finally work together to fix their situation…one that Venom totaly didn’t get them into in the first place. You can’t prove it was him! DEC190870

STRIKEFORCE #6 $3.99 Page 84
Tini Howard and German Peralta
Ghost’s secretive ally is revealed — Moonstone, a.k.a. the psychotic psych Karla Sofen! But what does a manipulator of minds want with a hospital full of the dead and dying — and can this divisive team keep off the edge of death themselves? DEC190937

STRIKEFORCE VOL 1 $15.99 Page 122
Tini Howard, German Peralta, More
No compromise — no mercy! A new threat is secretly taking over the planet — and the more people who know about it, the more powerful it becomes. Blade can’t bring the Avengers in on this — not just for their own safety but also for the safety of everyone on Earth. So he must recruit a team of heroes accustomed to darkness — a Strikeforce! Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau and Daimon Hellstrom join the Daywalker to fight the fights no other Marvel team can take on! But something is very wrong with Daimon — and the only one who can help is his devilish sister, Satana! The crew storm Castle Doom — where secrets, and swords, will fly! But who is tinkering with the boundaries between life and death, between human and machine — and why?! Collecting issues #1-5. DEC190987 Amazon affiliate ad link

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL VOL 12 $15.99 Page 129
Ryan North and Derek Charm
To all things, an ending! As the finale of Ryan North’s run begins, Brain Drain is missing! And the hitherto invincible Doreen Green will have to face certain defeat to save him! It’s the nuttiest Squirrel Girl story ever as lives hang in the balance, narrative threads are resolved, shocking reveals are, um, revealed and the greatest villains in Marvel history team up to take out the one thing that’s stood in their way: Doreen! We’re talking big bads like Doctor Doom here, people! Will Squirrel Girl survive? Friendship, explosions and friendships forged during explosions — it all comes down to this! Collecting issues #47-50. DEC190990 Amazon affiliate ad link

X-FORCE #7 & 8 $3.99 Page 18
Benjamin Percy and Joshua Cassara
Domino’s luck seems to be changing. Can she find the source of her misfortune before it costs lives all over the world? And has Colossus healed enough to help her or even himself? DEC190790 / DEC190791

X-MEN #7 $3.99 Page 15
Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu
The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Mutantkind. NO MORE can humans’ hate and fear take their lives from them. But… what ELSE has it changed? DEC190786

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