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LGBTQ Previews July 2019 Part 2

Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer heroes crossover with the Justice League in a five part mini! The last of Warren Ellis’ and Jon Davis’ Wild Storm is collected as as the case with Wonder Woman stories that appeared in DC’s Wal Mart giant comics. A third Golden Age Wonder Woman trade! The Orville show gets a two part comic adaptation! And X-Statix return in Giant Size X-Statix! That somebody who died recently gets a second series at Marvel because they got better!

Oh, and more Doom Patrol!

Plus more stuff!

Part one is up and can be read here!

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

AMERICAN GODS: MOMENT OF THE STORM #4 $3.00 Page 109
Neil Gaiman, P Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton
Several of the old gods act as Shadow’s guides on a bizarre trip through the Underworld while, at the same time, the old and new gods meet at Rock City for a fight! MAY190229

BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM PART II VOL 4 $19.99 Page 101
Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston & Various
After learning how they got trapped on the farmworld, our heroes find themselves with everything they thought they wanted. But not everything is right just yet, and it takes the strong resolve of the new Black Hammer to get the team back together as shocking revelations change their world at every turn! Collects Black Hammer: Age of Doom #6-12. MAY190209

BLACK HAMMER JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 $3.99 Page 98
Jeff Lemire and Michael Walsh
DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019! A strange man arrives simultaneously on Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis, and both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, and the rest of the Black Hammer gang! MAY190203

CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA ORIGINS SERIES II #1 $3.99 Page 102
Jody Houser and Olivia Samson
The unlikely heroes of Vox Machina are back in action! Join familiar faces from Critical Role’s smash-hit first campaign as their escapades in Stilben lead them toward new adventure-and a dire threat to Grog when he goes missing in the night. Tracking him down will see the party lose one member, gain another, and reveal parts of Grog’s secret past. But first, his friends have to actually find him. From award-nominated writer Jody Houser and first series author Olivia Samson, with colorist Msassyk and letterer Ariana Maher! MAY190213

DISNEY SNOW WHITE AND SEVEN DWARFS #2 $3.99 Page 121
Cecil Castellucci and Gabriele Bagnoli
Snow has fled after the Queen’s attempt to murder her, but finding a home and allowing her heart to flourish is more than a simple feat. Is happiness fleeting, or can it be something that lasts? Follow the first-person perspective of Snow White as her life is changed forever! MAY190266

EMPOWERED TP VOL 11 $19.99 Page 113
Adam Warren
Costumed crime fighter Empowered finds herself the desperate prey of a maniacal supervillain whose godlike powers have turned an entire city of suprahumans against her. Outnumbered and under siege, aided only by a hero’s ghost, can Emp survive the relentless onslaught long enough to free her enslaved teammates and loved ones? MAY190250

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #5 $3.99 Page 115
G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
The thrilling conclusion of the first arc! At the height of a mega-battle against Lux’s formidable ship, Grix manages to out-maneuver their opponent despite the Sundog’s less-than-battle-ready defenses. Will Vess and Grix ultimately get the help they need from Duni? And when faced the unsettling truth, will the public be with them or against them? MAY190253

NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #1 $3.99 Page 110
Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio
They’ve saved the planet countless times, but what happens after the final battle has been won? Creators Aubrey Sitterson & Fico Ossio take inspiration from the legendary Dragon Ball to tell a story of regret, resentment, and growing older, one that asks, “What does a fighter do when there’s no one left to fight?” MAY190237

ORVILLE NEW BEGINNINGS PART 1 $3.99 Page 104
David Goodman, David Cabeza, and Michael Atiyeh
On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old. Picks up where season one left off! Written by The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman! MAY190214

STARCRAFT SURVIVORS #1 $3.99 Page 122
Jody Houser, Gabriel Guzman, and Michael Atiyeh
Jody Houser and Gabriel Guzman continue the tale of StarCraft: Scavengers! After surviving a murderous dark templar’s rampage, a terran space engineer named Caleb is forced to do the protoss’s bidding: infiltrating a munitions factory in the Umojan Protectorate to find a mysterious source of power. This official expansion of the StarCraft universe in comics is based on an original story by Jody Houser and Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft game team! MAY190268

STRANGER THINGS SIX #4 $3.99 Page 108
Jody Houser, Edgar Salazar & Various
Francine and the other gifted young people are being held in the Hawkins Laboratory by Dr. Brenner. Francine believes he will stop at nothing to harness their collective powers. Increasingly grueling experiments unlock dark visions of the future, convincing her and her friends that they must somehow escape with the rest of the children-but will their opportunity arrive too late? MAY190225

WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER ENCYCLOPEDIA ONE-SHOT $3.99 Page 101
Jeff Lemire, Tate Brombal, Tyler Crook & Various
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the world of the Eisner Award-winning series Black Hammer! This special one-shot offers a guide to the world of Black Hammer, presenting detailed biographies of Black Hammer’s heroes, villains, and supporting characters, written by Tate Brombal and Jeff Lemire, and illustrated by a wide assortment of superstar artists, including David Rubin, Wilfredo Torres, Tyler Crook, Christian Ward, and more! MAY190208

DC

BATGIRL #37 $3.99 Page 18
Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier
Eager to prove himself as a guardian for the criminals of Gotham City, Killer Moth has set his sights on taking out one of Gotham’s finest heroes…Batgirl! Does this insect menace really stand a chance against Batman’s smartest ally? Meanwhile, after their daring escape, the Terrible Trio is on the hunt for new ways to cause trouble for Batgirl. Little do they know, Lex Luthor has already beat them to it and is about to bring Batgirl’s worst possible nightmare to life! Oracle is back online. And she’s angry. MAY190379

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #3 $3.99 Page 24
James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II
The origin of Batman…together with the origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? The stories are familiar, but through the prism of this altered reality, clearly not the same. An uneasy feeling sets in that everything is not what it seems. But the Laughing Man pays a visit to a familiar Turtles ally to make sure this world stays exactly as Krang has remade it. MAY190390

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES II TP $16.99 Page 74
James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II
While the Shredder is locked away at Riker’s Island, the Foot Civil War rages through New York City. Each branch of the Foot is determined to kill the Turtles first, to prove their rightful claim to power. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin are back in the DC Universe, dealing with the repercussions of a massive Arkham Asylum breakout that freed Bane! When Bane is unexpectedly transported to the Turtles’ New York City, he swiftly takes control of the town, and Batman and the Turtles must join forces to defeat their common enemy! Collects issues #1-6. Co-published with IDW. MAY190480

CATWOMAN #13 $3.99 Page 26
Joelle Jones and Fernando Blanco
Things have come to a head for Selina Kyle in Villa Hermosa. Between taking care of her sister and contending with all the crooks who cross her path looking to give her some bad luck, it’s enough to make a Catwoman go bad herself. So maybe she will? “Come now, Selina. Still playing the hero? Stop pretending you’re something you’re not.” It’s Lex Luthor’s words versus Catwoman’s will in this chapter of “The Offer”! MAY190393

DEATHSTROKE #45 $3.99 Page 27
Christopher Priest and Carlo Pagulayan
In the wake of Slade Wilson’s death, a new Deathstroke has vowed to complete his last, unfinished assignment. But the master assassin Shado has plans of her own, looking to step in for the late, great World’s Greatest Assassin and usurp his place in villainous hierarchy. Meanwhile, Rose Wilson discovers the identity of the person responsible for her father’s death. Can her brother, Jericho, stop her from seeking vengeance? Also in this issue, Slade Wilson’s son Jericho accepts Lex Luthor’s offer of power–but he’s determined to use it as a force for good…so why is Lex smiling? MAY190395

FEMALE FURIES #6 $3.99 Page 35
Cecil Castellucci and Adriana Melo
If Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, how will Apokolips handle five Female Furies who have had enough of Darkseid’s mess?! In this exciting finale, Big Barda has mobilized her sisters to take on Darkseid and his mewling minions once and for all–and the whole planet is going to feel it when the Furies throw down! MAY190408

HARLEY QUINN #63 $3.99 Page 41
Sam Humphries and Otto Schmidt
The final trials of Harley Quinn have begun…and the stakes have never been higher! Will Harley succeed in becoming the Angel of Retribution? Or will she fall short, only to suffer the same fate as all those before her? Plus, a mysterious new comic by M. Clatterbuck appears…in which Lex Luthor makes Harley an exciting offer! MAY190417

HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA TP $16.99 Page 75
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, Laura Braga, and Adriana Melo
Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?! That’s the plan–after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a new campus. The only snag? A certain botany-obsessed super-villain. When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie, Harley Quinn, to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale’s most important citizen, and her friend Betty Cooper, she’s counting on some assistance–and the mayhem that ensues will probably work as well! This title collects the six-issue miniseries co-published with Archie Comics! MAY190488

JUSTICE LEAGUE #27 $3.99 Page 46
Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez, and Javi Fernandez
Eons ago, the Monitor, the Anti-Monitor and the World Forger stopped the rise of Perpetua–but can they overcome billions of years of mistrust to work together and do it again? Plus, Lex Luthor’s offers across the DC Universe haven’t gone unnoticed–Martian Manhunter is aware of “the Offer.” And J’onn J’onnz will pay the price. MAY190425

JUSTICE LEAGUE #28 $3.99 Page 47
James Tynion IV and Javi Fernandez
The Apex Predator rises! Justice-Doom War is coming! This is the culmination of the Legion of Doom’s master plan, and they will take the Justice League to far-out places they may never return from…and do things the DC Universe may never recover from. MAY190427

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13 $3.99 Page 48
James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, and Raul Fernandez
Their battle against Doctor Fate may have come to an end, but the Justice League Dark’s problems are just beginning when the helmet begins its search for a new host. Meanwhile, what can Lex Luthor offer a magic user like Circe? For one thing, Lex knows a thing or two about monsters. And where Circe can find them. MAY190429

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 49
James Tynion IV, Ram V, and Guillem March
Swamp Thing takes center stage in this one-of-a-kind story that will change the Green forever! After the fall of the Parliament of Trees, the Parliament of Flowers and its new guardian have risen. It’s now up to Alec Holland to convince him to become a benevolent protector of the world, but little does he know, a foe from his past, the Floronic Man, is trying to sway the guardian as well. Which path will the King of Petals choose? The fate of mankind depends on it! MAY190431

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #7 $3.99 Page 53
Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
J’onn and Diane have had a break in the Ashley Addams case! With a fully armed S.W.A.T. team, they head to a pig farm an infamous human-trafficking cartel calls home. They’ll lead a raid to find out the truth about what happened to Ashley ,and J’onn will be forced to use the full spectrum of his Martian abilities on Earth for the first time! MAY190435

NIGHTWING #62 $3.99 Page 54
Dan Jurgens and Chris Mooneyham
After the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it’s clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson’s innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level. But what does that mean for the Bludhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to hold him down? Ric seeks comfort in Bea’s arms, but may find answers in another’s Talons as we dive headlong into the Year of the Villain! Plus, Lex Luthor delivers the Court of Owls the means to own what they covet most: Ric Grayson. MAY190437

RED HOOD OUTLAW #33 $3.99 Page 56
Scott Lobdell and Pete Woods
There’s no way to plan for every contingency…even for a son of the Bat like Jason Todd. His goal was to take down the Penguin and assume his role as the prince of Gotham, but the best laid plans go awry when Oswald Cobblepot gets the last laugh-and the last bullet! And not even the Red Hood and his posse can stop him. (How could they with the Iceberg Lounge under siege and Bunker, Wingman and the Sisters Su too busy to help Jason deal with a Penguin ascendant?) Don’t miss the startling conclusion to “Prince of Gotham!” What can Lex Luthor offer former sidekick Jason Todd? Sidekicks… broken, battered and catastrophically dangerous sidekicks. The Teen Titans they’re not! [Included because Lobdell is using Bunker in a story line.] MAY190441

RED HOOD OUTLAW ANNUAL #3 $4.99 Page 57
Scott Lobdell and Adam Pollina
Missing since the fateful events of issue #25, the story of what happened to Bizarro and Artemis after they were sucked through the quantum doorway can finally be told! Trapped in a strange reality where everyone with metahuman abilities has become normal and ordinary humans now possess powers, up is down, left is right and only a pair of Outlaws can save the day in a world gone mad. Meet strange new foes, and even stranger new allies. Can the Outlaws fix this broken world and still make it back to our world and their mission alongside the Red Hood? MAY190443

SUPERGIRL #32 $3.99 Page 60
Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire, and Sean Parsons
The conclusion to the Superman/Supergirl team-up is here! As the House of El is united, Superman, Supergirl, Superboy and Jor-El struggle to defeat the seemingly unstoppable Rogol Zaar, who is now teamed up with General Zod, Jax-Ur and even Gandelo! New alliances are forged and betrayed, and Kara must fight battles on two fronts: alongside her cousins and inside herself, as she faces her own rage and the corrupting influence of Zaar’s axe! If she survives it all, who will be the Supergirl who emerges on the other side? Join us on the epic finale to Supergirl’s space-opera adventure! Also, if Brainiac is in the Hall of Doom, why is Lex Luthor upgrading an old Brainiac drone body? And why is the drone calling itself the true Brainiac? MAY190447

TEEN TITANS #32 $3.99 Page 62
Adam Glass and Bernard Chang
Lobo’s back–and he’s got his daughter, Crush, dead to rights! At least she can ask him about the identity of her mother, right? And as the Teen Titans square off against the Main Man, an enemy more sadistic than any they’ve ever faced before, questions about the team’s future are still hanging in the balance–that is, if they have any future at all! Plus, Lobo wants a daughter he can be proud of. Crush wants nothing to do with her father. Lex Luthor is about to ruin Crush’s life. MAY190451

WILD STORM TP VOL 4 $16.99 Page 85
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis
Jenny Mei Sparks is back, and she has a plan. The problem is that other people have ideas, too, and one of them is about reducing the population of Earth by 90 percent. Meanwhile, Skywatch intensifies its preparation for war and increases its attacks on the planet. For some of these conflict zones, Skywatch’s greatest threat is not IO or conventional forces, but the people who escaped from its experimentation camps. And the four people in London whom it knows little about, but who are preparing to take steps to alter the balance of the world! Plus, it’s the return of Midnighter and Apollo! Collects The Wild Storm #19-24! MAY190521

WONDER TWINS #6 $3.99 Page 65
Mark Russell, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Ray McCarthy
The Scrambler has given the world one month to fix everything–or else suffer “The Great Scramble,” a dastardly plot that would swap the consciousnesses of everyone on the planet. As the scramble before the scramble commences, the Wonder Twins must team up with the Justice League to put a stop to the Scrambler’s plan! But an unexpected twist puts Jayna in conflict with the Justice League–will she choose the path of justice even if it means losing her best friend? MAY190456

WONDER WOMAN #74 $3.99 Page 66
G. Willow Wilson and Jesus Merino
Wonder Woman’s journey through the broken realm has reached its end–but who waits for her there? And what exactly created this place between dimensions in the first place? The answer will shock Diana, and provide the missing piece of a puzzle that’s defined her entire life!
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, MAY190458 / MAY190459 (Jenny Frison cover)

WONDER WOMAN #75 $3.99 $3.99 Page 67
G. Willow Wilson and Xermanico
At last, after years of exile: Wonder Woman returns to Themyscira! But in the wake of Ares’ escape from his prison, the island is no longer the paradise she remembers… and the Amazons are no longer a united people! Disaster has forced Hippolyta’s warriors to choose a deadly new ally, and Wonder Woman is powerless to convince them to turn back to the light! Who among the Amazons could possibly change the course of history? Only one: Diana’s long-lost aunt, Antiope! A major figure of the Wonder Woman mythos returns in this extra-sized anniversary issue!
Plus, Lex Luthor visits fellow Legion of Doom member Cheetah. He comes bearing gifts: a mythical weapon, one rumored to be able to kill anything–even a god. Or, in Wonder Woman’s case, a demi-god. MAY190460

WONDER WOMAN COME BACK TO ME #1 $4.99 Page 9
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin
Available to comics shops for the first time! When Steve Trevor is called in for a test flight of an experimental new aircraft, he winds up lost in the Bermuda Triangle–and it’s up to Wonder Woman and Etta Candy to follow his trail to a mysterious, savage island! These stories written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Chad Hardin were originally published in Justice League Giant #3-4! MAY190364

WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE VOL 3 TP $29.99 Page 85
William Moulton Marston and H G Peter
In these World War II-era tales, Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls face smugglers and spies as well as evildoers including Paula von Gunther and others! Collects stories from Sensation Comics #25-36, Wonder Woman #8-11 and Comic Cavalcade #6-8. MAY190528

WONDER WOMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE ED HC $29.99
Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Bilquis Evely
The team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise Island has been breached, Ares stirs and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home among her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story! Collects Wonder Woman #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12 and #14, plus a story from Wonder Woman annual #1. MAY190531

VERTIGO/ YOUNG ANIMAL

BOOKS OF MAGIC #10 $3.99 Page 25
Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
Tim returns home to find things aren’t as he hoped and that magic is not the shortcut he hopes it’ll be. Everything comes at a cost, even safety. MAY190392

THE DREAMING #11 $3.99 Page 33
Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely
The World’s End pub is a place where ales and tales flow freely. A place where the netherfolk gather to spin stories and mark time between realities. But a blight has come to the Worlds’ End pub, and as the search for Dream of the Endless nears its end, our plucky hunters must confront the saddest thing of all: a fable that can’t stop fading. Meanwhile, the new Lord of the Dreaming, chafing against its unwanted throne, gropes for answers–and endings. MAY190405

DOOM PATROL THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS #1 $3.99 Page 11
Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert, and James Harvey
All hail the Supreme Shape! Gerard Way and the World’s Strangest Superheroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! Featuring artwork by acclaimed cartoonist James Harvey, this issue finds the Doom Patrol facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal! Meanwhile, Cliff Steele, formerly known as Robotman, must come to terms with his new body of flesh and bone…yet the real test turns out to be something far more frightening: his mom. MAY190367

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #11 $3.99 Page 64
Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Things are beyond dire for the House of Dahomey, to the point where Erzulie must call upon the most grim and unforgiving of her sister-selves: Marinette of the Dry-Bones, rider of a pale horse and commander of werewolves! MAY190422

LUCIFER #10 $3.99 Page 51
Dan Watters and Kelley Jones
Lucifer is legion. The Devil and Caliban’s search for an agreeable afterlife continues–this time taking them to the subterranean realms of Naraka, where the gods wear many faces and the ocean is infinite. Meanwhile: an angel swats at flies, Caliban throws a tantrum, and something hungry is born. MAY190433

IDW/ TOP SHELF

CANTO #2 $3.99 Page 163
David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
Lions and tigers and Malorex, oh my! Canto slips out of captivity only to find a herd of vicious Malorex ready to eat him. Can an unlikely friend help Canto survive long enough to see what lies beyond Arcana’s borders? MAY190642

GLOW SUMMER SPECIAL ONE-SHOT #1 $3.99 Page 140
Devin Grayson and Lisa Sterle
It’s the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling versus nuclear war?! Real-life tensions simmering between Russia and America explode into the ring in this spectacular summer issue! Zoya, Liberty Belle, Nuke, Ozone, a cage match, existential dread, and glitter, so much glitter-looks like this Cold War’s about to heat up! Devin Grayson and Lisa Sterle enter the ring in their GLOW debut! MAY190556

MARILYN MANOR #2 $3.99 Page 164
Magdalene Visaggio and Marley Zarcone
What do you do when the lead singer of a world-famous punk rock band keels over from an overdose in the middle of a White House rager? Simple. Call in the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. Also: Marilyn gets eaten by the Fame Monster. MAY190646

PUNKS NOT DEAD TP VOL 2 LONDON CALLING $17.99 Page 172
David Barnett and Martin Simmonds
Advance solicited for September release! Introduction by best-selling author Ian Rankin! Teenage Fergie and his invisible sidekick, the ghost of a punk rocker named Sid, head to London to find Fergie’s absent father, while the Department of Extra-Usual Affairs, led by the irascible Dorothy Culpepper, and Fergie’s mum Julie face demons from hell-both personal and literal. Fergie and Sid have arrived in London… and a whole pile of trouble. All Fergie has to go on in the search for his father is an old photograph and some snippets of information that suggest “Billy” was involved in the music business in the Eighties and Nineties. Tracking down old contacts, Fergie and Sid find themselves getting mired in a shadowy undercurrent of the occult and whispers of entities not from our world. Meanwhile, back in Preston, Julie forms an unlikely alliance with Natalie as they try to find the missing Fergie. MAY190668

IMAGE

CROWDED #7 $3.99 Page 74
Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt
New story arc. After escaping a brutal-and televised-attempt on their lives, Charlie and Vita abandon Los Angeles for the utopian desert paradise of Las Vegas. With the Reaper campaign against Charlie now worth over two million dollars, it’s more important than ever to find out who’s behind it and how to shut it down. But the journey is half the battle, and even if they manage to live through two states’ worth of killers, they’ll still have to survive each other. MAY190059

MAN-EATERS #10 $3.99 Page 81
Chelsea Cain and Elise McCall
“Communists in the Funhouse”: Maude suspects that an Estro-Corp spy has infiltrated her group of friends. Which-not gonna lie-kinda sucks, tbh. MAY190083

MONSTRESS #24 $3.99 Page 82
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
End of story arc. With war on the horizon-a war no one wants to stop-whose side will Maika choose? That of her friends, or her family? MAY190086

PAPER GIRLS #30 $4.99 Page 60
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chang
Series finale! Double sized final issue. No ads. It’s all been leading up to this-the deeply emotional series finale of PAPER GIRLS! No spoilers here and we can’t wait for you to read it. Thanks so much for riding with us! ~ Brian, Cliff, Matt & Jared MAY190037

RAT QUEENS #17 $3.99 Page 84
Ryan Ferrier and Priscilla Petraites
Palisade enslaved! With a new king in control, the Rat Queens find themselves doing hard time in the clink. As they struggle to maintain their sisterhood (and their sobriety), their only hope for survival lies in an unlikely spirit. Can the Queens break their unlucky streak? If so, they’ll have to face their most dangerous quest ever. MAY190091

SAGA COMPENDIUM VOL 1 TP $59.99 Page 66
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The ultimate binge read! Collecting the first nine volumes of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series into one massive paperback, this compendium tells the entire story (so far!) of a girl named Hazel and her star-crossed parents. Features 1,400 pages of gorgeously graphic full-color artwork, including a new cover from Eisner Award-winning Saga co-creator Fiona Staples. Collects Saga #1-54. MAY190044

SUNSTONE 18-MONTH 2019-2020 CALENDAR $24.99 Page 92
Stjepan Sejic
An all new calendar based on the New York Times bestselling erotic romantic comedy graphic novel series. Show off your love for Sunstone with original, never-before-seen scenes from the comic, as drawn by artist Stjepan Seijic. Covers July 2019 through December 2020. MAY190116

UNNATURAL #11 $3.99 Page 89
Mirka Andolfo
Leslie has found the strength to fight the Wolf, but now she must get to the last round of the match in one piece. Also: trouble at Evil HQ, as Carol escapes and finds herself face-to-face with the Glance. Stunning art and more mind-blowing revelations abound as MIRKA ANDOLFO’s exquisite tale of love and self growth races to the end at full speed! MAY190109

WALKING DEAD #193 $3.99 Page 90
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“Smoke Guillotine”: Jacknife and Narrowmeer go head-to-head as the surviving members of Gladiator Two-Six gather for a final assault on the alien threat. MAY190112

MARVEL

AGE OF X-MAN TP NEXTGEN $15.99 Page 134
Ed Brisson and Marcus To
Glob Herman, Armor, Anole and Rockslide enter the Age of X-Man! In a utopian paradise, the Summers Institute for Higher Learning is the premier school for the mutant community across the globe. Attendance is mandatory for all mutant children as they learn to become the next generation of marvelous X-Men. But even in a perfect society of peace and harmony, teenagers will always find a way to rebel, and the Summers Institute’s newest students are starting to question their memories. When the curtain is pulled back, can Glob keep the team together long enough to unlock the secrets of their world? As the Age of X-Man starts coming apart at the seams, the students must confront the truth behind their reality! But what will they sacrifice for freedom? Collecting Age of X-Man: Nextgen #1-5. MAY190972

AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #5 $3.99 Page 82
Vita Ayala and German Peralta
The Age of X-Man concludes. Tensions have finally boiled over – it’s an all-out prison riot! Will Bishop be able to lead his fellow prisoners in tearing down the walls, or will they all end up buried beneath them? MAY190891

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 WAR OF THE REALMS $15.99 Page 124
Cullen Bunn, Matteo Buffagni, and Matteo Lolli
The Asgardians of the Galaxy join the War of the Realms! Loki promised Angela a gift in exchange for her help against Nebula — and the debt is coming due! But what does that have to do with Yondu Udonta and his new Ravagers? Simmering intrigue comes to a head as the team enters the orbit of Ego the Living Planet! But if Ego is this angry, what will its moon do?! Then, Malekith’s invasion of Midgard has begun — and with Thor missing, Odin injured and Freyja about to embark on a mission of her own, Valkyrie must stand alone against the onslaught! But her fate is intertwined with another. What of Annabelle Riggs, the mortal who shares the body of a god? Plus: the battle you’ve been waiting for — Angela vs. the Queen of Heven! Collecting issues #6-10. MAY190961

BLACK CAT #2 $4.99 Page 57
Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman
Felicia Hardy prides herself on the fact that she can get into anywhere but does that really include Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Santorum Can the Black Cat get into the most protected house in the Marvel Universe? YES. But the question really is: can she handle what’s inside? MAY190834

BLACK PANTHER #14 $3.99 Page 67
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna
“Two Thousand Seasons” part 2. T’Challa makes contact with Earth! But the war for the Empire continues, and with the panther goddess Bast on their side, the Maroons are looking to turn the tide. When Emperor N’Jadaka comes for his revenge, he’ll find himself in hot water. But will T’Challa’s plan be enough to free those the Empire has enslaved — and open his pathway home? MAY190862

CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 $3.99 Page 64
Kelly Thompson and Carmen Carnero
Captain Marvel: Falling Star. From the moment she returned to full-time Avengers duty in New York City, Captain Marvel’s life has been nonstop…and slightly weird. But she’s about to take on a brand-new threat — and a very old one! When her Kree heritage is exposed to the world in dramatic fashion, Carol goes from most beloved hero to public enemy number one overnight — and it’s pushing her to the darkest edge. Can she save the day even while the world turns on her? Does she want to? MAY190855

CHAMPIONS #7 $3.99 Page 48
Jim Zub and Steven Cummings
The War of the Realms, but its effect on the Champions has shaken the team to its very core. Meanwhile, Sam Alexander’s mission in space takes an unexpected turn. Will he find redemption, or is this the last ride for the human rocket? MAY190812

DEATHS HEAD #1 $3.99 Page 24
Tini Howard and Kei Zama
Rising stars Tini Howard & Kei Zama take on Marvel UK’s hottest character, Death’s Head, in a new miniseries!
When a job goes wrong, intergalactic mech merc Death’s Head wakes up half-assembled at a punk show! And if the crowd full of deodorant-eschewing youths wasn’t enough, the Young Avengers show up! Well, half of them anyway. Hulkling and Wiccan face down the best freelance peacekeeping agent in this universe! MAY190748

DOCTOR APHRA #34 $3.99 Page 97
Simon Spurrier, Wilton Santos, and Caspar Wjngaard
Unspeakable Rebel Super Weapon continues! Hiding out on the world where she grew up, everyone’s favorite scoundreless, Dr Aphra, takes a trip down memory. NB: Turns out memory lane is a hellhole covered in the agonizing thermal landmines of emotional honesty and family dysfunction.NB (2): Also bounty hunters. Lots and lots of bounty hunters. MAY190936

DOMINO HOTSHOTS #5 $3.99 Page 84
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
Phenomenal cosmic power…itty-bitty guns in space! Domino wanted to keep a Celestial artifact out of the wrong hands, but does that make her bloodstained hands the right ones? MAY190896

FEARLESS #1 $4.99 Page 18
Seanen McGuire, Leah Williams, Claire Roe, and others
Straight off her silver-screen debut, Captain Marvel takes the world by storm! And speaking of the weather, Storm of the X-Men faces a problem only a goddess could solve. Add the Invisible Woman, and you’ve got an unstoppable trio in a story by Hugo-nominated novelist and SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER writer Seanan McGuire! Then, Leah Williams takes us back to the golden days of romance with Millie the Model! Plus: Get your dose of herstory with profiles on classic and contemporary creators! MAY190735

GIANT SIZED X-STATIX #1 $4.99 Page 34
Peter Milligan and Michael Allred
They’re back and more alive than ever for this special one-shot! But what new threat is so grave that only the most famous mutant celebrities can fight it? And who is the new U-Go-Girl? Only the original X-Statix creative team Peter Milligan, Michael Allred and Laura Allred know for sure! One shot. MAY190778

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 $3.99 Page 63
Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw
The death of Rocket begins here in “Faithless” part 1. In the aftermath of the Finale Gauntlet, the Guardians of the Galaxy are taking some well deserved R&R. But their vacation is about to be cut short when a familiar, but radically powerful enemy returns. And what does all of this have to do with the whereabouts of a certain raccoon? [Phyla and Moondragon, or at least a version of them, are in the series.] MAY190851

HAWKEYE GN TP PRIVATE EYE $12.99 Page 149
Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Michael Walsh
Remember Hawkeye? No, not that Hawkeye — your favorite Hawkeye! The former Young Avenger, the butt-kicking hero who had to save that other Hawkguy all the time and basically keep his life in some semblance of order. Yup, you know her — it’s the dazzling Kate Bishop, making a splash in her own solo series as the City of Angels gets a new guardian angel. There are crimes to solve, and she’s the best archer to handle ’em! But is she ready to face the ghosts of her past? This is Kate Bishop as you’ve never seen her before, in a stirring saga that really hits the mark! Collecting Hawkeye (2016) #1-12. MAY190988

HISTORY OF MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 $4.99 Page 10
Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Marvel Universe — in one lavishly illustrated series! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, History of the Marvel Universe chronicles completely, for the first time, everything that was, is or will be! Lushly illustrated text tells the complete story of the Marvel Universe, revealing previously unknown secrets and serving as the ultimate reference book for Marvel fans! Witness the greatest tale ever told — and be prepared for some shocking revelations! [Previews art shows interior samples that include Rawhide Kid but if his appearance is more than a page or not is unknown.] MAY190714

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.

IRONHEART #8 $3.99 Page 72
Eve L Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
As Ironheart creeps closer to understanding the powerful people who have been wreaking magical havoc around her, she needs to talk to someone who can give her a clue and it’s none other than the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Dr Strange! MAY190872

LOKI #1 $3.99 Page 12
Daniel Kibblesmith and Oscar Bazaldua
After dying a grisly death in the War of the Realms, Loki learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now he has a whole new set of responsibilities — and his brother Thor is not about to let him walk away from them this time. Late Show and Black Panther vs Deadpool writer Daniel Kibblesmith takes the god of mischief in a thrilling new direction! MAY190720

MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #5 $3.99 Page 71
Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
Ms. Marvel reaches the explosive finale of her adventure in space and finds her life and her costume forever changed! Victory comes at a cost, and when it comes to paying up, Kamala may not have much choice in the matter. Plus! Kamala gets an awesome new costume! MAY190871

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 Page 54
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
Miles Morales has been taken! Grabbed from the streets by an unknown assailant, bound, tested and observed, like a bug under glass. Who is responsible?! And how far will they push Miles to protect his friends and family? Don’t miss this horrifying new chapter in Miles’ life as his rogues’ gallery continues to grow! MAY190829

MS MARVEL ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 79
Magdalene Visaggio and Jon Lam
Super Skrull vs Ms Marvel! Ever since the Skrull homeworld was destroyed, Emperor Kl’rt has been out for revenge. And with a device that will turn Earth into a new Skrull kingdom, he’s about to get it. All he needs is the DNA of one very special shape-shifter. The Super-Skrull is coming for Kamala Khan — and with all the powers of the Fantastic Four on his side, Ms. Marvel doesn’t stand a chance. MAY190884

RUNAWAYS #23 $3.99 Page 66
Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
Doombot was destroyed back in #17, and Chase hasn’t been able to fix him. Victor is going to give it a shot, even if it forces him down a dark road. Even if it leads to something even worse than Victorius. MAY190887

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #7 $3.99 Page 89
Jim Zub and Patrick Zircher
Hither came Conan the gambler? A chance violent encounter in Shadizar lands young Conan a position as a bodyguard for a wealthy merchant. But a twist of fate will put Conan in the hot seat — and no choice but to play the hand he’s dealt in a deadly game of Serpent’s Bluff! Conan will rely on his sword — and his wits — while navigating the seedy underworld of “civilized” gambling while making sure he stays clear of the deadly “Debtors Lounge”! Magic, mystery and action abound when writer Jim Zub joins forces with artist Patch Zircher for the first of a three-part epic story! MAY190910

SHURI #10 $3.99 Page 66
Nnedi Okorafor and Rachel Stott
Into the Djalia! The alien creature that followed Princess Shuri to Wakanda is inches from destroying the Great Mound — and taking Shuri’s friends with it! With her Ancient Future powers gone and Wakanda’s entire supply of Vibranium at risk, Princess Shuri must take a leap of faith — into the plane of Wakandan memory. But will Shuri restore the Djalia…or doom it? MAY190861

STAR WARS AOR SPECIAL #1 $4.99 Page 93
G Willow Wilson, Tom Taylor, Chris Eliopoulos, Elsa Charretier, and others
A one shot special featuring your favorite characters from the new Star Wars trilogy. Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo at the end of her story in 2017’s The Last Jedi–now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson explores a pivotal conflict in Holdo’s early career that will start the young woman down the path to heroic infamy for the rebellion! With her ship at the mercy of a dangerous enemy, it’s up to Holdo to outsmart their foe and win the confidence of her compatriots in the process. With art by Elsa Charratier! The infamous “pirate queen” of Takodana, Maz Kanata, thought she’d seen everything in her thousand-plus years of running a bar and hiring smugglers. But it turns out that the criminal underworld is always full of new surprises…especially when she hires Han Solo and Chewbacca for a job! Story by Tom Taylor! And Poe Dameron’s loyal companion, the astromech droid BB-8, just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. His missions always seem to escalate into a full-blown adventures! MAY190922

STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER #4 $3.99 Page 97
Jody Houser and Roge Antonio
A new mission! A betrayal from one of their own. Is the squadron even ready to fly again after so many losses? And who are these new pilots who think they’re good enough to join the ranks of Shadow Wing? MAY190934

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 Page 60
Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne
After saving the citizens of San Francisco from the worst of the War of the Realms, the Superior Spider-Man is the toast of the town! The key to the city! A ticker tape parade! Adoration of the masses! That should make him feel good, right? Whatever he’s feeling, he should treasure it, because someone very dangerous is coming for him. [Max Modell and Skein/ Moth are in the supporting cast.] MAY190845

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP $17.99 Page 126
Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne
Otto Octavius once again becomes the Superior Spider-Man! If you think you’ve already read the most intense, unexpected and surprisingly heartbreaking Superior Spider-Man story there is, prepare to be proven wrong! Leaving the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind, Otto is going to show the world he’s the most pragmatic, most effective and — to him, anyway — best super hero on the planet. But when Terrax the Tamer — a villain who considerably overpowers him — strikes, being superior isn’t enough. It’s time to go cosmic! But is the world ready? After tussling with Terrax, Otto is looking forward to the usual Spider-Man fare of street-level villains — so imagine his dismay when a major magical threat rears its ugly head and he’s forced to…ugh…ask for help! Will Doctor Strange lend a hand or stop Otto himself? Collecting Superior Spider-Man (2018) #1-6. MAY190963

THANOS #4 $3.99 Page 62
Tini Howard and Ariel Olivetti
Gamora is coming into her own, but as the bond between her and Thanos continues to grow, so does the unrest among the proto-Black Order… Now, with the threat of mutiny brewing underfoot, Thanos will do anything to keep his power — no matter the cost. MAY190849

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #46 $3.99 Page 81
Ryan North and Derek Charm
War of the Realms tie in! The most squirrel-centric War of the Realms tie-in reaches its conclusion! Only one woman stands between the invading army of the Frost Giants and utter disaster on Earth, and that woman is Squirrel Gi– hold on… hold on, sorry. I’m getting word that not one but two women actually stand between the Giants and utter disaster on Earth, and one of them is…Ratatoskr? It seems unlikely that the Norse god of gossip would be on Team Doreen, let alone a valuable member of it — but hey, stranger things have happened, right? I can’t think of any off the top of my head, but they’ve probably happened. Can Squirrel Girl team up with her smack talking enemy? Can two people who couldn’t be more different find a common ground in time to save everyone? And will Brain Drain make it back from the Negative Zone?? You may think you know the answers to these questions, but only by purchasing and then reading this illustrated picto-narrative will your suspicions be confirmed or denied! MAY190890

UNCANNY X-MEN #21 & 22 $3.99 / $4.99 Page 85
Matthew Rosenberg and Salvador Larroca
It all ends here. This is forever! As Cyclops’ cleanup mission nears its close, all the problems the X-Men face come together. The truth behind the Hellfire Club’s intentions, the culmination of the O.N.E.’s assaults on mutantkind and even the inner struggles within the team… It all ends here. This is forever. MAY190897 / MAY190899

UNSTOPPABLE WASP #10 $3.99 Page 80
Jeremy Whitley and Gurihuri
It’s the final showdown between G.I.R.L. and A.I.M., and only one team of super-scientists can come out on top! But what dark secret do the agents of A.I.M. know about Nadia’s past? And once it comes to light, will anything ever be the same again? MAY190888

X-FORCE #10 $4.99 Page 86
Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett
With Rachel Summers under his control, Stryfe and his Mutant Liberation Front finally have the power to secure their futures – at the cost of everyone else’s. Will Cable and his X-Force be able to stop them, or will the time stream be forever altered? Find out in this final showdown! MAY190901

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