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LGBTQ Previews January 2021 Part 1

In case you’re wondering what publishers are offering queer nerds in the way of comics and graphic novels for January, 2021. Saladin Ahmed returns to his tough as nails Elena Abbott character in Abbot 1973 from Boom. That’s her above. Sabrina Something Wicked finally wraps up. Black Mask returns with several collections. And more!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 here.

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 186
Mirka Andolfo, Davide Goy, and Gabriele Bagnoli
n 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! Peach Momoko joins her on cover art this issue to push the boundaries of this sensual universe even further. NOV200966

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

SERIAL #1 $3.99 Page 188
Terry Moore
Zoe has been 10 years old for 50 years. Most of her life has been spent on the run fighting the demon that lived within her, kept her young and turned her into a serial killer. Now free of the demon, Zoe discovers her childhood friend is the latest victim in a string of murders. Determined to put an end to the reign of terror, Zoe uses her own deadly skills to stalk the predator and avenge her fallen friend. Serial is Terry Moore’s new series featuring Zoe, the irrepressible star of Rachel Rising and Five Years. Don’t miss the premier issue of a her solo series! NOV200979

AFTERSHOCK

ARTEMIS AND ASSASSIN TP $16.99 Page 199
Stephanie Phillips, Francesca Fantini, and Meghan Hetrick
What happens when a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill each other? For a price, a top-secret assassination organization will travel through time and interfere with watershed moments. Trained as the agency’s top assassin, Maya is sent to kill Virginia Hall, the deadliest spy of WWII. Charged with carrying important plans about the invasion of Normandy to the allied troops, Virginia’s death would have a cataclysmic effect on WWII as we know it. Written by Stephanie Phillips, with art by Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini, colors by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri, Artemis & The Assassin is a pulpy adventure story about the high cost of changing history. This volume contains the entire series, issues #1-5. NOV201005

LONELY RECEIVER #5 $3.99 Page 198
Zac Thompson and Jen Hickman
A horrific breakup story in five parts. You have mated with it and found salvation. You watch as a life plays out that seems like it belongs to someone else. But you’re sure it belongs to you. Now you see what you used to be itself. You love and change when moving wildly toward darkness. Enter the Leviathan as it too enters you Now see you spend a life finding yourself. NOV201003

AHOY COMICS

SECOND COMING ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #2 $3.99 Page 202
Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk
Chaos, weirdness, and corndogs reign when Jesus innocently stumbles into Bible Safari, a profit-squeezing amusement park that trades in his image. Meanwhile, Sunstar gets some disturbing news about his earthly foster-grandmother. Later, Jesus stands to recruit a new disciple — if he can inspire said disciple to keep on living! Also featuring illustrated bonus stories in the AHOY tradition. NOV201010

ARCHIE

RIVERDALE PRESENTS SOUTH SIDE SERENTS ONE SHOT $3.99 Page 211
David Barnett and Richard Ortiz
FP Jones is worried for the future of the Southside Serpents. The biker gang is getting old and finding it hard to attract fresh blood. But FP has a plan, and it revolves around his son, Jughead. Hunted by the most fearsome biker gangs in the state, an unwilling Jughead has to step up into the role of leader to guide the Serpents on a perilous journey. There will be adventure, there will be thrills, there will be chases, and there will be death in this special one-shot event featuring fan-favorite characters from the CW Riverdale series. NOV201066

SABRINA SOMETHING WICKED #5 $3.99 Page 212
Kelly Thompson, Veronica Fish, and Andy Fish
The thrilling conclusion of Sabrina: Something Wicked is here, and it’s going to put our magical teen heroine face-to-face in a battle against someone unexpected-will everything Sabrina’s learned about magic help her through this ordeal? Resolicited. from Previews Vol. XXX #9 (SEP201111) NOV201067 (Veronica Fish cover) / NOV201068 (Sweeney Boo cover)

ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC

AMERICAN RONIN #4 & 5 $3.99 Page 227
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? NOV201157

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? NOV201158

BLACK MASK

BLACK AF DEVILS DYE TP $16.99 Page 230
Vita Ayala and Liana Kangas
This latest Black [AF] collected mini-series is written by breakout star Vita Ayala and rising star artist Liana Kangas. When a new drug called Vanta hits the streets, word is it’s the hottest thing since Ecstacy. For regular people, it has all the highs and none of the lows of traditional drugs. There is some fine print, however – for empowered Black folks, the drug causes a total and violent loss of control. The Project sends Indigo to investigate, and it soon becomes apparent that this is more than just a new designer distraction for the masses. Indigo, together with former Detective Ellen Waters race to find the source of the substance poisoning their people, before it’s too late! The superhero universe where only black people have super powers continues to expand, for the first time with a new creative team building onto the exciting world created by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle & Khary Randolph. Collects issues 1-4. NOV201170

CRITICAL HIT TP VOL 1 $16.99 Page 230
Matt Miner and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Sarah and Jeanette love animals with a vengeance. Under cover of darkness, they don ski-masks and wield sledgehammers, rescuing abused animals from dog-fighting rings, illegal testing labs, and other abusers. When they wreak havoc on a rogue gang of hunters, though, the girls find themselves in over their heads. The gang they’ve stumbled onto aren’t hunters – they’re serial killers. And soon the liberators become the prey! Collects issues 1-4. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXV #3 (MAR151017) NOV201172

LOUD OGN TP $12.99 Page 231
Maria Llovet
The Loud nightclub. A latecomer stripper, a pissed waitress, a hitmen couple, a suspension bondage performer, a pregnant teenager, a clan of vampires, a pedophile, a lesbian junkie, a divorcing middle-aged woman, a sadistic dominatrix, and many other souls in search of love, drugs, and blood converge at the hottest club in town on a night that none will ever forget. If they survive. Loud is like The Hunger if directed by Tarantino — a stylish, tripped-out bloodbath of beautiful and vicious decadence. You’ll feel the beat throbbing in your skull, smell the sweat, taste the blood, and lose yourself in the wicked underworld masterfully wrought by Maria Llovet. Loud is the kind of book that will get into your spine and give you flashbacks twenty years later, you’ll turn to your friend and say “remember when comics had guts and creators made books like Loud?” The smash hit that instantly sold out of its hardcover printing and its first paperback printing, now available again in paperback. NOV201173

BOOM

ABBOTT 1973 #1 $3.99 Page 158
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
In a new series for fans of Something is Killing the Children and Bitter Root, Saladin Ahmed, the visionary writer behind Miles Morales: Spider-Man, and Sami Kivela, the acclaimed artist behind Tommy Gun Wizards, reunite for this Must Read supernatural thriller. Detroit’s hardest hitting journalist, Elena Abbott, is trying to make a fresh start at a new newspaper…but her deadly past isn’t ready to let go. The city is days away from the historic election of a Black candidate as their new Mayor, but a vicious new group has emerged to destroy him, targeting anyone who supports his campaign or the change he represents. That means Abbott, who discovers the group’s connection to a dangerous dark magic, has been targeted for certain death – unless she embraces her true power as the Lightbringer to save her city. NOV200879

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #21 $3.99 Page 177
Jordie Bellaire and Ramon Bachs
Anya has been a key figure in Buffy’s life ever since she arrived in Sunnydale, but there’s more to the demon’s mission and mysterious past than anyone knows! It starts with her secret connection to the Watcher’s Council and… the first full appearance of the Slayer who came before Buffy? And the truth behind Anya connects Buffy(s) — yes, plural — in ways no one ever saw coming. NOV200937

FIREFLY #25 $4.99 Page 162
Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma, and Daniel Bayliss
New Characters! New Enemies! The brand new verse starts here! For the first time ever, it’s the most-demanded Firefly story ever, as the series jumps forward in time after the battle with the Reavers that left Wash & Book dead. Mal and the new crew of Serenity set a course for the earth that was! That’s right, fans will see what’s happened to Earth for the first time in Firefly history – and that means all the rules are going out the window, in ways even Mal can’t imagine. A Perfect Jumping-On Point For New Fans! NOV200883

GIRLSPLAINING ORIGINAL HC $17.99 Page 166
Katja Klengel
For fans of Kid Gloves and Waves comes a new original graphic novel by cartoonist Katja Klengel tackling the subjects that have shaped her life: from body shaming to the exploration of her female sexuality, from the representation of women in the media to the social pressure on women who have not yet started a family. Why do we fear the word “vulva”? Do we really have to be ashamed of our body hair? Why do gender roles in children’s toys seem to be stuck in the ’50s? With a sense of humor, an open heart, and unsparing candor, Klengel draws inspiration from her own life as she examines what being a woman today means to her (and really, a whole lot of us!). NOV200896

ONCE & FUTURE #15 $3.99 Page 178
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
Bridgette and Duncan return to a familiar place to pick up Lancelot’s trail, while Rose comes face to face with another member of the McGuire family she was not expecting to see. NOV200942

SEEN ORIGINAL GN #2 $5.99 Page 164
Birdie Willis and Rii Abrego
A new non-fiction graphic novel series for fans of March and A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns that explores the stories of the real groundbreakers and Marginalized Trailblazers who changed our world for the better. It’s about being seen. Both for who you are, and who you hope you can become. History is a mirror, and all too often, the history we’re told in school reflects only a small subset of the population. Meet Rachel Carson, the woman who changed the way America fought against the environmental crisis through her bestselling books, ultimately spurring the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Birdie Willis & Rii Abrego present the true story of the marine biologist whose dedication, compassion and integrity gave a new generation of Americans hope for a brighter tomorrow. NOV200895

SEVEN SECRETS #6 $3.99 Page 174
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
To save The Order and everyone he loves, Caspar must leave them all behind. But even with his sacrifice, will Amon get his hands on the Secrets once and for all? NOV200924

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #14 $3.99 Page 176
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
To save the town, Erica must take on the brood of monsters on her own. And Tommy is faced with a decision that means life or death. NOV200935

UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #5 $3.99 Page 179
Dan Panosian and Marianna Ignazzi
After discovering the truth about Waverly, our Ravens find themselves in over their heads, but Wilma is just beginning to understand the scope of her power and must now decide how she wants to use it. Series Finale. NOV200948

We Only Find…

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #5 $3.99 Page 175
Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
Destiny has come for the endeavors of the Vihaan II. Malik and Richter face off for the last time and only one will survive. Their uncertain futures will be forever changed by a shattering discovery. NOV200929

KODANSHA

HITORIJIME MY HERO VOL 9 $12.99 Page 341
Memeko Arii
A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Now a hit streaming anime! “I don’t like caramel sauce. I prefer something bitter…” Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: He’s found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all…and as their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole  Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #8 (AUG201802) NOV201685

SAILOR MOON ETERNAL ED VOL 11 CODENAME SAILOR V VOL 01 $27.99 Page340
Naoko Takeuchi
Before Sailor Moon, there was Sailor V! Minako Aino is 13 years old when she meets a talking white cat named Artemis, who tells her something unbelievable: With a magic pen, she has the power to transform into the elegant, masked hero Sailor V. Experience Minako’s adventures, before she became Sailor Venus, featuring a new, glittering cover, a fresh translation, and remastered interior art! A year before meeting Sailor Moon–and her destiny as a member of the Sailor Guardians–Minako was the first hero to find her calling. At age 13, all this teen can talk about is finding a boyfriend, but her dreams change when a talking cat with a crescent moon on his forehead reveals her true identity as the Soldier of Justice, Sailor V! Magic has returned to modern Tokyo, and she must use her powers to stop the Dark Agency, which is trying to manipulate Japan’s entertainment industry and enslave the population. This definitive, two-volume “Eternal Edition” of the Codename: Sailor V manga follows the ten-volume Sailor Moon Eternal Edition. They feature new cover illustrations by Sailor V and Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi, a new translation, entirely redesigned lettering, and, for the first time, all the color pages from the original magazine run in the 1990s, at the largest size available anywhere in the world! NOV201681

LITTLE BROWN & COMPANY

GOLDIE VANCE HOCUS POCUS HOAX HC $14.99 Page 266
Lilliam Rivera and Elle Power
Move over, Nancy Drew; there’s a new detective in town! Prepare to be amazed at Marigold “Goldie” Vance’s second middle-grade adventure! The Crossed Palms is hosting the first ever League of Magical Arts Convention, bringing the world’s most renowned and emerging magicians to the resort, including an overeager part-time magician and detective named Derek Von Thurston. When some of the magic starts to go awry, Goldie and Derek are on the case! Can Goldie uncover the saboteur before the final act goes live? {This is an illustrated novel.] NOV201410

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

PANTOMIME #3 $3.99 Page 267
Christopher Sebela and David Stoll
Our kid thieves have been under the boot of the Manager for too long, and finally, the table is set to fire him. Can they succeed in breaking the cycle, or will the Manager make good on his promise? NOV201417

SEVEN SEAS

DAYS OF LOVE AT SEAGULL VILLA VOL 2 $12.99 Page 371
Kodama Naoko
When Mayumi’s fiancee leaves her for another woman, Mayumi impulsively decides to move away and start over again by the seaside. Once there she meets Rin, a tough but kind single mother who runs the housing complex Seagull Villa. While the two women might not have a lot in common, they’re drawn to each other, and the relationship growing between them is deeper than they expected. Sail away on this tale of romance by the sea! NOV201847

DOUGHNUTS UNDER CRESCENT MOON VOL 1 $13.99 Page 372
Shio Usui
A yuri romance for the modern career woman! Uno Hinako throws herself into makeup, fashion, and falling in love, hoping that will make her seem “normal” to the other people at her job. But no matter how hard she tries, she’s a self-doubting mess inside, and her attempts at “normal” romance with men just keep failing. When she starts to think she might be alone forever, a new normal presents itself — in the form of her relationship with Asahi Sato, a level-headed woman who works at her company, which starts as respect until it becomes far more intimate. NOV201848

SILVER SPROCKET

CHAIN MAIL BIKINI ANTHOLOGY OF WOMEN GAMERS GN $20.00 Page 297
Hazel Reed Newlevant, M. K. Reed, Jane Mai & Various
Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by women and nonbinary people about gaming! 40 artists and writers have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about?from video games to tabletop role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves. Alliances are forged, dice get rolled, and dragons get slain! Chainmail Bikini showcases non-cis-male artists expressing their viewpoints as players, makers, and critics of games. NOV201515

CRUISING DIARIES ONE SHOT $15.95 Page 297
Brontez Purnell and Janelle Hessig
The Cruising Diaries is a coming of age memoir that’s not for the faint of heart. Follow author and musician Brontez Purnell on a series of hilarious sexual misadventures through ’00s Oakland. Outrageous tales of taco truck trysts and bathhouse Santas are accompanied by full-color illustrations in this expanded edition. NOV201513

SUGAR TOWN GN $10.00 Page 297
Hazel Reed Newlevant
A bisexual, polyamorous love story for the modern era. Hazel is already in a happy relationship when she meets Argent, a dominatrix who is sweet and tender outside of the bedroom. Sugar Town is a fun, colorful comic about a young woman’s journey through the delights and disappointments of multiple lovers. NOV201516

SUBLIME

COYOTE VOL 3 $12.99 Page 345
Ranmaru Zariya
Coyote, a werewolf who has lived his entire life hiding his true identity, has unknowingly fallen for Marleen, the successor to the mafia family hunting his kind. Upon finding out Marleen’s true identity, Coyote rejects him, feeling hopeless and betrayed. But Marleen is intent on seeing him again and enters the werewolves’ territory alone to look for him. Coyote wants to trust Marleen, wavering between his intense feelings for him and his loyalty to the pack that raised him, but how can he when it could mean the very death of his kind? NOV20171

JEALOUSY VOL 3 $12.99 Page 345
Scarlet Beriko
To earn the trust of his beloved yakuza boss, Akitora, Uichi quickly finds success with stock market trading he’s doing for the family. But this gives Akitora’s right-hand man, Asoda, dark feelings of envy toward his old childhood friend Uichi. Of course, not everything can continue coming up roses for Uichi, and he soon discovers a mistake in his stock account that’s left him deep in debt! NOV201714

TITAN

DOCTOR WHO COMICS #3 $3.99 Page 307
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! NOV201557

LIFE IS STRANGE PARTNERS IN TIME #4 $3.99 Page 308
Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, and Andrea Izzo
Max, Chloe, and Rachel continue their epic trip east. Two universes are drawing closer! Original creative team returns with acclaimed writer Emma Vieceli, and fan-favorite artists Claudia Leonardi & Andrea Izzo! NOV201561

TOKYO POP

ALTER EGO MANGA GN $12.99 Page 348
Ana C. Sanchez
Noel has always been in love with her best friend Elena, but she’s never been able to find the courage to confess her feelings. Then, when her friend starts dating a boy, Noel’s world collapses as she sees her chance at love slipping away. One night, in a moment of desperation, Noel ends up confessing her feelings for Elena to a complete stranger. But as fate would have it, this stranger turns out to be a girl named June, Elena’s other best friend… and Noel’s rival in love! Worst of all, now June knows Noel’s secret. With everything suddenly going wrong, how can Noel ever win the girl of her dreams? The heart-pounding romantic drama by breakout Spanish artist Ana C. Sanchez! NOV201717

CAT PROPOSED $14.99 Page 350
Dento Hayane
Matoi Souta is an overworked office worker tired of his life. Then, on his way home from a long day of work one day, he decides to watch a traditional Japanese play. But something strange happens. He could have sworn he saw one of the actors has cat ears. It turns out that the man is actually a bakeneko a shapeshifting cat from Japanese folklore. And then, the cat speaks: “From now on, you will be my spouse.” NOV201719

THIS WONDERFUL SEASON WITH YOU GN $14.99 Atsuko Yusen Page 346
An all-new boys love by the creator of Dekoboko Sugar Days! Enoki is practically the poster-boy for what a typical nerd looks like: short and slight, complete with big round glasses and social awkwardness. His main hobby is playing video games, and he’s used to not having many friends at school. Then, he meets Shirataki, a former member of the baseball club and his exact opposite; tall, muscular and sporty. Despite their many differences, the spark of friendship between the two boys begins to grow into something more. NOV201715

VAULT

THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE #2 $3.99 Page 322
Dan Watters and Kishore Mohan
Marcel has abandoned painting for the glamorous world of criticism. But a monster has returned to Paris with a Faustian offer he cannot refuse. Old wounds will be opened. New wounds will be formed with paintbrush and gun smoke. NOV201604

VAGRANT QUEEN VOL 2 A PLANET CALLED DOOM $17.99 Page 321
Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith
Everyone’s favorite deposed-child-queen-turned-marauder, Elida Al-feyr is back! And she’s finally managed to build a happy life…until a mysterious man in an ancient white ship shows up and takes it all away. And yes, the lone canuck in space is still out there, somewhere. NOV201603

WASTED SPACE #18 $3.99 Page 325
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
As Billy makes a mess of things (for the umpteenth time), Molly takes the reins and sets on a decisive course of action: Getting the f**k off Earth. But is the Creator going to allow her to leave? No. The answer is clearly no. NOV201617

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