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LGBTQ Previews February 2021 Part 1

Need a tease to scan the list this month? How about the Acursian trade featuring John Barrowman as the lead? Look for it to come from Legendary! Looking for some queer horror? Check out Paul Allor and Paul Tucker’s Hollow Heart published by Vault. That Full Moon Feeling is an indy, magical queer romcom (Silver Sprocket). Trade waiting for Seven Secrets? It’s solicited now! Same for We Only Find Them When They’re Dead but you’ll have to wait till April for it though it’s bargain priced at $10! And Maria Llovet is kicking off Luna, a new mini from BOOM.

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 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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UNSACRED VOL 2 #3 $3.99 Page 199
Mirka Andolfo, Davide Goy, and Gabriele Bagnoli
In Un/Sacred Vol 2, Mirka and her special guests invite you once again into the world of Angelina and Damiano and Eden, the new arrival in the family! Issue 4 features the story of Damiano’s band getting back together, a day in the life of Angelina’s school teaching adventures, and more. DEC201098


SERIAL #2 $3.99 Page 202
Terry Moore
Zoe is on the hunt for a small town serial killer hiding in plain sight, living and working among the community. Fear has the people on edge and everyone has a different theory based on horror movie profiling. But Zoe has learned that looks are for deceiving and she sees something very odd in several of the town’s leading citizens, particularly the beautiful Edna Trotter with her pitbulls and bloody rare steaks. DEC201110


Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk
The CEO of a religious-themed business tries to pull Jesus into his operation; an ancient church relic incites greed through the ages; Sunstar fears for his unborn son. Also featuring illustrated bonus stories in the Ahoy tradition.


Julia Kaye
My Life in Transition is a story that’s not often told about trans lives: what happens beyond the early days of transition. Both deeply personal and widely relatable, this collection illustrates six months of Julia’s life as an out trans woman-about the beauty and pain of love and heartbreak, struggling to find support from bio family and the importance of chosen family, moments of dysphoria and misgendering, learning to lean on friends in times of need, and finding peace in the fact that life keeps moving forward. DEC201214


Micol Ostow and Thomas Pitilli
Archie’s second original graphic novel features the world of CW’s Riverdale! Four interconnected stories trap each of our main characters in a unique high-stakes conflict over the course of a few pressure-cooker hours! Jughead’s locked in and left behind with Moose at Stonewall Prep, Veronica is trapped with Cheryl at a nearby suburban shopping mall, Betty and Polly are stalked by a possible madman when a girls’ night goes horribly awry and Archie is held hostage by a ‘long lost relative’ of Fred’s who’s come to town seeking payback of any and every kind. Will Archie and company even make it to sunrise? If they do, will they ever be the same again? DEC201215


MAYDAY TP $14.99 Page 246
Curt Pires, Christopher Peterson, and Alex Diotto
A washed-up, drug-addicted screenwriter and a transgender bartender stumble onto a Satanic cult’s plan to sacrifice people all across LA (geomapped in the form of a pentagram, of course) and bring on Armageddon. As our intrepid heroes embark on a suicide mission to stop the crazy cultists, even they wonder if this is all really happening or if they’re just plain crazy. Probably both. Curt Pires (Olympia) teams with artists Chris Peterson (Grindhouse) and Alex Diotto (Olympia) and colorists Marissa Louise (The Wilds) and Dee Cunniffe (The Dregs) for a story that cuts to the very center of Hollywood mythology and depravity itself. Collects issues 1-4. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXVI #5 (MAY161209) DEC201314


ABBOTT 1973 #2 $3.99 Page 190
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
An old friend sends an ominous warning to Abbott — her enemies have returned to weaken her by any means necessary. As the personal losses mount and her efforts at the newspaper are blocked, Abbott finally catches a break – uncovering one of the most guarded secrets of the group aiming to take down the man who would be Detroit’s first Black mayor. But all victories come with a cost… and this one may be too high for Abbott to pay! DEC201068

Jeremy Lambert, Jordie Bellaire, and Ramon Bachs
Faith arrives in Sunnydale, dividing the Scooby Gang just as Anya’s web starts to constrict around them! Giles learns a shocking secret about the Multiverse that threatens anyone who crosses that threshold. In related news, Willow just crossed the threshold. Whoops. Meanwhile, Robin is activated by the Council as a failsafe against rogue Slayers… and Buffy is first on their list. DEC201005

Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert, and Eleonora Carlini
The future of the Buffyverse begins in an all new one-shot revealing the secrets of Faith the Vampire Slayer. With no Watcher, no idea how to harness the power in her and no idea where it came from, Faith has fallen back on old habits –and morals — to guide her. But what happens when those morals don’t line up with the Council’s… or with Buffy’s? The origin of Faith is revealed here for the first time, with a shocking ending to this issue! A perfect jumping on point for new and longtime Buffy fans alike that sets the stage for shocking events to come. DEC201001

FIREFLY #26 $3.99 Page 189
Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma, and Daniel Bayliss
New Characters! New Enemies! A Brand New Era continues… with a shocking return? Zoe, her daughter Emma and the new crew of Serenity are faced with an impossible choice thanks to the shocking arrival of the last person anyone expected. But first Zoe needs to escape the Alliance’s latest trap. And it means turning to the one person she ever wanted to see again… Mal Reynolds. DEC201062

LUNA #1 $3.99 Page 165
Maria Llovet
For fans of Faithless and Die comes a new dark thriller from acclaimed writer & artist Maria Llovet about a young woman named Teresa, who’s plagued by prophetic dreams that connect her to something powerful, something divine. When Teresa fatefully crosses paths with the Family of the Sun, she believes them to be exactly what anyone else in the late ’60s would expect — a hippie cult whose leader claims to have met the divine. But secret blood rituals, powerful drugs and sex runneth amok will bring Teresa face-to-face with the truth about the Family, herself and the dark secret behind her dreams. Immortality, magic and alchemy, and the true power of enduring love collide in this , DEC200996

ONCE & FUTURE #16 $3.99 Page 191
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
Surrounded by British government forces, Nimue calls for backup — but will Merlin and Galahad help stop the opposition… or expose Britain to the truth? Meanwhile, Bridgette and Duncan are trapped in the Otherworld and blocking their exit is Arthur’s greatest knight: Lancelot. DEC201073

SEVEN SECRETS VOL 1 $16.99 Page 192
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Seven secrets will change the world. For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face an enemy who knows too much. Now, the Order’s newest member, Caspar, must discover the truth of the Secrets before the enemy does, or risk losing everything. Collects Seven Secrets #1-6. DEC201077

James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
The Order of St. George needs a scapegoat to hide the existence of monsters from the world. Erica’s actions will determine what is to become of Archer’s Peak, and ultimately, the House of Slaughter. DEC201071

Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
Captain Malik and the crew of the spaceship the Vihaan II are in search of the only resources that matter — and can only be found by harvesting the giant corpses of alien gods that are found on the edge of human space. But Malik’s obsession with finding a living god will push his crew into the darkest reaches of space, bringing them face to face with a threat unlike anything they ever imagined, unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first. Collects We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #1-5. DEC201076


Ryan Lindsay and Chris Panda
After burying her only daughter, the deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy discovers her next job will jeopardize the only thing She has left — her secrets. She: At the Tower of All That Is Known is a brutal, action-packed, large-format foil-enhanced die-cut hardcover sci-fi graphic novella about by acclaimed writer Ryan K. Lindsay (Eternal) and artist Chris Panda. She is perfect for fans of action packed, heart-infused, high-concept sci-fi like East of West, Black Science, and Saga. DEC201383


YURI IS MY JOB VOL 7 $12.99 Page 346
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. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #10 (OCT201741) DEC201834


ACURSIAN GN $17.99 Page 281
Erika Lewis & Various, and Beni Lobel
Starring John Barrowman, Acursian is a time-traveling magical journey set between 1745 and present day that follows Charlie Stewart, a dislikeable lawyer whose bloodline is cursed by the Gods after Charlie’s ancestor, Prince Charles Edward Stewart, makes a deal with Bregon, the god of war. The exchange quickly backfires with Bregon stealing three talismans from his sisters, the goddesses of fate and time, and a battle soon ensues. Until the talismans are returned, the three sisters can no longer control fate and time, and Charles Edward Stewart and his descendants are cursed to lose everything on their 40th birthdays. DEC201545


PANTOMIME #4 $3.99 Page 267
Christopher Sebela and David Stoll
Years pass. Kids grow up. Lives move on. But it’s hard to move on from your dark past when it’s still so much fun. Our teen criminals have scattered since graduating from Wayfair, trying to find their way as young adults, but they still come together for summers filled with crime. They haven’t been close to getting caught, but how long will that last? DEC201566


Kaori Tsurutani
Ichinoi, a 75-year-old woman living a peaceful life, unwittingly buys a Boy’s Love manga one day… and is fascinated by what she finds inside. When she returns to the bookstore to buy the next volume, the high school girl working there–Urara, a seasoned BL fan–notices a budding fangirl when she sees one. When Urara offers to help Ichinoi explore this whole new world of fiction, the two dive into BL fandom together, and form an unlikely friendship along the way. DEC201940

Pikachi Ohi
Hayama-sensei and Terano-sensei are two women who work at the same school… and just started going out. They’re a little shy about their budding relationship, but their co-workers — and even their students — are rooting for them as they bumble their way through love! DEC201958


Ashley Robin Franklin
Fusing sexual intimacy with cosmic dread, this queer horror tale follows Briana and Cassie, a couple in an isolated Texas farmhouse, whose rural fantasy has soured into a tense nightmare. After discovering an unknown object that had crash landed from the sky, Briana begins to suspect that something uncanny is happening to her partner. DEC201670 (OFFERED AGAIN)

Ashley Robin Franklin
A witch and a werewolf go on three disastrous dates in this magical queer romcom. Follow along with Suzy & Jada as they navigate online dating awkwardness, hungry monsters, jealous exes, rude skeletons, boring movies, feelings (!!!), and more! DEC201668


FINDER DELUXE ED VOL 10 $14.99 Page 349
Ayano Yamane
Akihito has been searching Hong Kong for Asami, and after months apart, the two finally reunite. But things can never be easy for these two, and the chopper they’re in crashes! When the star-crossed lovers come to, they find themselves stranded on a deserted island, surrounded by paradise! Never ones to pass up an opportunity, the two quickly make up for lost time, temporarily forgetting their dire straits. DEC201850

GIVEN $12.99 Page 349 Natsuki Kizu
As the band focuses on preparing for music-festival tryouts and creating new songs, Haruki grows more and more intimidated by the talents of younger members Mafuyu and Uenoyama. Worried that he’s holding them back, he accepts his ex-girlfriend’s request to play in her band. Meanwhile, Akihiko realizes that Haruki has fallen in love with him, setting the stage for a major blowup between them. DEC201849

MADK VOL 1 $12.99 Page 349
Ryo Suzuri
Makoto has long been ostracized because of his odd hobbies and a sexual kink others see as disgusting. One day he finds a book on summoning demons and manages to summon the intimidatingly beautiful and rather chatty Archduke J. The demon offers to grant Makoto’s deepest twisted desire if he’ll offer up his life in exchange. Once Makoto has sated his demented appetites, he ful? lls his end of the bargain, only to find he’s been reborn as a monster…in hell! DEC201848


DOCTOR WHO COMICS #4 $3.99 Page 316
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 both the Skithra and the classic aquatic villain, the Sea Devils! Who else can they turn to for help but Rose Tyler: leader of the human resistance! DEC201704

LIFE IS STRANGE VOL 4 $16.99 Page 308
Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, and Andrea Izzo
A new era! A new #1! The adventures of Max, Chloe, and Rachel, from the hit game Life is Strange, continue into a new era! Time-rewinding photographer Max has spent the last couple of years in a reality parallel to her own. Lately, she realised she was running from her responsibilities… and from the Chloe she left. Now… there may be a way for her to get home. With the universe against her, it’s time for the coast-to-coast road trip of multiple lifetimes to find it – following the band The High Seas towards an uncertain destiny! DEC201703


KATAKOI LAMP $12.99 Page 350
Kyouhei Azumi
Kazuto Muronoi runs a cute little coffee shop, where many people enjoy doing some work or writing papers for school. Among his coffee shop’s regulars is a college student named Jun, who often studies there. It was love at first sight for Kazuto! Will Kazuto be able to find the courage to confess his crush before Jun graduates college and stops frequenting the shop? And to make matters even more complicated… it seems Jun has his sights set on another worker at the cafe! DEC201851


HOLLOW HEART #1 $3.99 Page 328
Paul Allor and Paul Tucker
EL used to be human. Now he’s a jumble of organs in a bio-suit. EL is also in tremendous pain and has been for a very long time. Hope arrives in the form of Mateo, a mechanice brought in to work on EL’s suit. Mateo sees LK in a way no one ever has. And what’s more: Mateo offers EL an escape. Hollow Heart reunites Tet creators Paul Allor and Paul Tucker for a queer monster love story about the choices we make between giving our loved one what they want and what we think they need. DEC201747

Dan Watters and Kishore Mohan
The Paris Ripper — the artist of deadly paintings — has completed his masterwork, and the city stands poised to change forever. But he is about to be confronted with what ever artist truly fears — a critic who knows what he’s talking about. DEC201753

WASTED SPACE #20 $3.99 Page 331
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
All-out war on Earth! Billy tied in a moral knot! As the Wasted Space gang makes their final stand, the Creator makes a bold play that will change everything! DEC201762


BLUE FLAG VOL 6 $12.99 Page 366
The culture festival begins, and Toma and Taichi talk about their futures, but it ends with the two not quite seeing eye to eye. Shortly after, Toma sits down with Mami for a serious discussion, and in response to her earnest openness, he makes a big decision that could change everything. Time keeps moving forward, pushing everyone to the cusp of making critical life choices. DEC201884


I WILL NOT REACH YOU  VOL 1 $13.00 Page 369
The differences between Yamato and Kakeru couldn’t be more obvious. Yamato gets good grades, while Kakeru’s are less than average. And while Yamato is very attractive, Kakeru’s looks are perfectly average. Not a problem-unless you’re in love with your childhood best friend…How in the world can Kakeru make Yamato look at him when Yamato is completely out of his league?! DEC201901

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