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LGBTQ Previews March 2019 Part 2

Black Hammer! Calamity Kate from Magdalene Visaggio at Dark Horse! That’s a teaser image above! Second Coming by Mark Russell and Richard Pace already has conservatives and evangelicals upset and signing a petition to stop the Vertigo mini series! Wildstorm #21 focuses on Midnighter and Apollo! Tini Howard writes a comic based on Netflix’s Glow! Simone and Baldeon’s Domino Hotshots at Marvel along with the start of a new Ms Marvel series with writer Saladin Ahmed. And X-Men! X-Men! X-Men!

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!

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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Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Matt Kindt, and Sharlene Kindt
During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron was formed to fight the Axis powers. With occult threats from the German side, this team must save a family of scientists from the Nazi’s, but the mysterious and dangerous Ghost Hunter is hot on their trail. From the World of Black Hammer comes a truly gripping tale of war and intrigue! JAN190412

BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #9 $3.99 Page 111
Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Dave Steward
Winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series! With our heroes trapped in a bizarre new world it will be up to the new Black Hammer to bring them to safety! [Barbalien is queer.]  JAN190415

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
Once they were heroes. Now, banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. But as they attempt to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects issues #1-6 of the series. JAN190417 [Barbalien is queer.] (OFFERED AGAIN)

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison. JAN190418 (OFFERED AGAIN)

Magdalene Visaggio, Corin Howell, Valentina Pinto
Kate Strand reboots her destructive life and moves to LA to be the superhero she always wanted to be-Calamity Kate: gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition; desperate to show she’s worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore. From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics’ Eternity Girl with Gerard Way and artist on IDW’s Ghostbusters and X-Files comes this modern day, adventure of heroes and monsters. JAN190461 / JAN190462 (Tana Ford cover)

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1 $3.99 Page 106
G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system’s dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left? By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward. JAN190409

LAGUARDIA #4 $4.99 Page 109
Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford
After giving birth to her baby, Future learns more than most about carrying alien DNA, the very thing the new immigration ban targets. What part does Citizen play in this, and can their relationship ever be rectified? One chapter in Future’s life ends, while another begins as a new generation of immigrants full of hope and dreams take root in her life. JAN190411

Jody Houser, Andrew Robinson, and Miguel Sepulveda
After surviving an assassination attempt, Lieutenant Shivani Singh is hellbent on expelling the illegal miners from planet Cavir. But there are greater enemies to reckon with than hostile terrans. As evidence mounts that the zerg are ramping up their attacks, Shivani reaches out to an old friend for assistance. Expanding the StarCraft universe and video game storylines! JAN190439

Jody Houser, Stefano Martino & Various
When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he’s understandably frightened. But that’s nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes what’s in that world with him! No one escapes a Demogorgon unscathed. Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things. JAN190427


BATGIRL #33 $3.99 Page 17
Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier
It’s Election Day in Gotham City and Barbara Gordon is running ragged on both ends as she tries to balance campaigning for her new boss with keeping the peace as a superhero. Could the sudden appearance of her murderous brother, James Jr., push her over the edge? JAN190572

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr & Various
She’s packing her bags, crossing the bridge and heading to Gotham’s coolest neighborhood: Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance to become a whole new Batgirl! But she barely slips on her new costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham’s first viral vigilante–and attracting a new wave of enemies who want her social-media spotlight for themselves. Collects Batgirl #35-52, annual #3, Batgirl: Endgame #1 and more! 552pgs.JAN190653

Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Eduardo Risso
Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! JAN190535

CATWOMAN #9 $3.99 Page 21
Joelle Jones and Elena Casagrande
With the power vacuum left behind by the fall of the Creel family, Catwoman finds herself in a unique position to become the top crook in Villa Hermosa. Her only obstacles are all the other bad guys who call the city home. Can Catwoman run this gauntlet to reach boss level herself? JAN190581

Joelle Jones and Fernando Blanco
Coming off of the wedding of the century to Batman, Selina Kyle stars in an all-new solo series written and illustrated by Eisner Award nominee Joelle Jones! The wedding night’s barely over, but Catwoman’s back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who’s pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she’s attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham’s most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn’t have enough problems, don’t miss the debut of an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives. Fresh off of her run on Batman with superstar writer Tom King, creator Joelle Jones writes and illustrates this dynamic new series. Collects issues #1-6. JAN190665

DEATHSTROKE #41 $3.99 Page 10
Christopher Priest, Larry Stroman, and Jazon Paz
A prelude to “The Terminus Agenda”! The road to the highly anticipated Teen Titans/Deathstroke crossover event starts here! Deathstroke’s body count has grown even higher after murdering his therapist en route to escaping from Arkham Asylum, which prompts Commissioner Gordon to expose Slade’s identity as Deathstroke to the public! Now the world’s most wanted criminal, the walls are closing in on Slade Wilson, and a new threat, Damian Wayne’s newest Teen Titans, waits around the corner…Is there any hope of escape for the World’s Deadliest Assassin? JAN190560

James Tynion IV, Javi Fernandez & Various
What will Batman do in the wake of Batwoman’s recent violence? And will that drive a wedge between cousins Bruce Wayne and Kate Kane? Then, in the aftermath of the last stand of the Gotham Knights, Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, Orphan, Azrael, Batwing and company take down a monster they helped create. How will they deal with the physical and psychological ramifications of this epic battle? And who will hang up their capes? This new hardcover collects Detective #974-982. JAN190663

ELECTRIC WARRIORS #5 $3.99 Page 26
Steve Orlando and Travel Foreman
Reeling from a sudden, tragic death, the remaining Electric Warrior rebels discover a dark secret about one of their own. Can War Cry keep the group together after the truth about his identity is revealed? Or is this all just part of the Gil’Dishpan’s plan to keep the universe under their control for good? JAN190588

FEMALE FURIES #2 $3.99 Page 27
Cecil Castellucci and Adriana Melo
The Female Furies have a terrible secret that could get them all banished to the deepest pit of Apokolips. They thought they got away with killing Steppenwolf’s nephew, but now that he’s been reported missing, the Protectors are sticking their noses into everyone’s business in hopes of finding their lost comrade. Meanwhile, Aurelie’s tormentor, Protector Wiliks, applies more pressure on her. Does he know more than he lets on? Regardless, it’s affecting Aurelie’s ability to lead the Furies, causing friction between her and Big Barda and forcing Granny Goodness to take drastic action. JAN190589

HARLEY QUINN #59 $3.99 Page 33
Sam Humphries and John Timms
When Harley Quinn awoke one morning from troubled dreams, she found herself transformed into a horrible vermin! “What th’ heck’s goin’ on?” she thought. But it wasn’t just a dream…it was the next trial of Harley Quinn! JAN190600

INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 5 $24.99 Page 69
Tom Taylor, Xermanico & Various
Condemned to a prison planet by the Guardians of Oa, Hal Jordan must come to grips with his role in Superman’s failed Regime. Haunted by visions of the past and berated by his guard, Soranik, the former Green Lantern takes out his anger on a new arrival. But then an attack on the prison might soon spell disaster for the Green Lantern Corps. Collects issues #25-30! JAN190681

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9 $3.99 Page 39
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Doctor Fate has assembled his Lords of Order, and it means certain destruction for the Justice League Dark! As Doctor Fate traps the magical community on Earth, the team fights against the Otherkind. The walls are closing in on them, and they’ll need to find a way to stop Fate if there’s any hope for magic’s survival!

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #4 $3.99 Page 43
Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
There’s only one witness to the murder of the Addams family, and the disappearance of Ashley Addams. Good news: master detective John Jones has tracked the witness down! Bad news: the witness is an iguana. Can even John’s Martian telepathic mind withstand contact with a primitive animal? And in his past on Mars, the fiery plague of H’ronmeer’s Curse is creating a desperate situation. How far will J’onn J’onnz go to keep his family safe? JAN190618

NIGHTWING #58 $3.99 Page 45
Scott Lobdell and Chris Mooneyham
The Joker’s Daughter is back! Or is she? While she wasn’t shot in the head like Nightwing, Duela Dent might be facing an identity crisis even more traumatic than Ric Grayson’s. Fortunately the new Nightwings are doing their best to protect Bludhaven–learning as they go–allowing Ric to try to help steer Duela away from the life of a homicidal zealot of the crazy Clown Prince of Crime! JAN190620

PLASTIC MAN TP $16.99 Page 72
Gail Simone and Adriana Melo
Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though–he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea! Find out in this title collecting the six-issue miniseries. JAN190688

RED HOOD OUTLAW #32 $3.99 Page 47
Scott Lobdell and Stephen Segovia
“Prince of Gotham” part one! After months on the road, Jason Todd has returned to Gotham City! But where the Red Hood once operated as an underground criminal mastermind, Jason Todd is a businessman. Unfortunately for the Penguin, his first order of business is a hostile takeover of the Iceberg Lounge and Casino! A bold new era for Jason Todd begins, and Batman is going to be so pissed off when he finds out about it. [Lobdell had Bunker from Teen Titans appear in a recent issue.] JAN190624

SUPERGIRL #28 $3.99 Page 51
Marc Andreyko, Eduardo Pansica, and Julio Ferreira
Supergirl and the Omega Men versus…Supergirls?! The Omega Men’s secret base of operations is attacked by the Citadel, who brought with them an entire army of Supergirls who all don’t seem to be built quite right. With Supergirl fighting multiple versions of herself, it proves the

old saying “You are your own worst enemy.” JAN190633

Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire & Various
Superman and Supergirl, the last two Kryptonians on Earth, have had their beliefs shattered. With new revelations about their home planet–and the man who destroyed it–Supergirl builds a star cruiser using whatever tech she can scrounge, and after receiving intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar’s deadly axe to solve the mystery! Collects issues #21-26. JAN190695

Adam Glass, Christopher Priest, and Bernard Chang
“The Terminus Agenda” part one! The hunter becomes the hunted as Robin and the Teen Titans set out to end Deathstroke once and for all! But no man has ever gone toe-to-toe with the World’s Deadliest Assassin and walked away unscathed! Lines will be crossed, secrets will be revealed and blood will be shed! Don’t miss the crossover event of the spring, which kicks off a bold new era for Teen Titans and Deathstroke! [Included here because it’s part of a crossover with Deathstroke. See above.] JAN190562

TITANS #35 $3.99 Page 55
Dan Abnett and and Bruno Redondo
Into the Bleed part three. Travesty and Mother Blood are holding all the cards as the Titans’ hopes for saving their friend and the world are dashed by a humiliating defeat. This may be their darkest hour, but hope comes in the form of Ernest Hinton, who birthed the lands of Unearth from his own psyche and is being used as a resource by Travesty and Mother Blood. The shocker reveal comes when we find out Raven’s soul-self is leading the charge against the team–can Raven ever be whole again?! JAN190639

WILD STORM #21 $3.99 Page 56
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
The experimental subjects code-named Apollo and Midnighter have broken cover. Combat-optimized superhumans are now loose on the Earth. JAN190641

WONDER TWINS #2 $3.99 Page 57
Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne
After being exiled from their homeworld, alien, shape-shifting brother/sister duo Jayna and Zan take on the traditional Earth custom of a high school field trip…to a local LexCorp prison? If they’re being honest, their after-school assignment from the Justice League is what they’re really looking forward to: taking on vampiric menace Drunkula, a villain from the League of Annoyance! And what’s this guy the Scrambler up to, anyway? Plus: Gleek debuts! JAN190643

WONDER WOMAN #66 & 67 $3.99 Page 58
G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord, and Mick Gray
Wonder Woman’s mother is missing–and so is Aphrodite’s son! Together, they’ll turn the world upside down to find them…if the world doesn’t get turned upside down by a pack of wayward Titans first! By far the biggest survivors of the decimation of Olympus have taken up residence in Rocky Mountain National Park, and they’re not moving! JAN190645

How do you fight a giant? Use a bigger giant! Unfortunately, the strongest one Wonder Woman knows hates her guts…so what will Diana have to promise to Dr. Doris Zuel, a.k.a. Giganta, to get her to join the fight against the mythological Titans demolishing Colorado? JAN190646


BOOKS OF MAGIC #6 $3.99 Page 20
Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
What felt like mere moments in the Dreaming for Tim turned out to be significantly longer in the real world, and the consequences for his dreamtime walkabout are dire–not only for Timothy Hunter, but for those closest to him! JAN190580

THE DREAMING #7 $3.99 Page 25
Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely
A pale god has wandered the Earth, banished and bound. For one ill-fated family, he leaves only the wreckage of a cataclysmic romance. As the Dreaming convalesces after its recent upheavals, at long last it’s time to follow the footsteps of its absent master. But we must tread lightly. For where Dream walks, heartbreak follows. JAN190587

GODDESS MODE #4 $3.99 Page 30
Zoe Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez
Cassandra is welcomed to the world of cyber-organic wrestling, where magical girl Farrah fights robots, humans, and everything in between! But no sooner has Cassandra found a new home within the Poppies than schisms threaten to break the girls apart. JAN190595

HEX WIVES #6 $3.99 Page 35
Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo
Time’s up! The Architects plans unravel and a new mission is set as the women of Desert Canyon have awakened their powers and are out for blood and vengeance.

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #7 $3.99 Page 37
Nalo Hopkinson and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Time’s up! The Architects plans unravel and a new mission is set as the women of Desert Canyon have awakened their powers and are out for blood and vengeance.

LUCIFER #5 $3.99 Page 42
Dan Waters, Max Fiumara, and Sebastian Fiumara
Lucifer remembers. But the price of clarity may be destruction, as the Devil sits at the edge of a precipice–and erstwhile allies remember his past sins, too. Meanwhile, the Moon attempts to steal from the Earth, and a potential Antichrist is conceived. JAN190617

SECOND COMING #1 $3.99 Page 12
Mark Russell and Richard Pace
Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel–and now, he aims to set the record straight. JAN190564


Just in time for Women’s History Month, we’ve curated a one-shot selection of short stories from the critically acclaimed anthology, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World. Part mini-biopic, part personal salute to their personal icons, the subjects and creative teams include: Margaret Hamilton by Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Coe, Sylvia Earle by Maris Wicks, Kate Bush by Gail Simone and Marguerite Sauvage, Margaret Sanger by Lucy Knisley, Hillary Rodham Clinton by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Elsa Charretier, Cindy Whitehead by Jim Rugg, Mary Blair by Casey Gilly and Jen Hickman, Harriet Tubman by Chuck Brown and Sanford Greene, and Rumiko Takahashi by Chynna Clugston-Flores, Sally Ride by Cecil Castellucci and Philip Bond! From artists to astronauts, from performance halls to the Skateboard Hall of Fame, the magnificent women featured in this single issue have one thing in common: they’ve shattered ceilings and continued to empower, educate, and promote equality. JAN190864

Still Available: FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: 50 Magnificent Women Who Change the World, a 240-page paperback that deserves a place on every bookshelf in libraries, classrooms, bedrooms and boardrooms. Diamond order code and price not provided by Previews.

GLOW #1 $3.99 Page 151
Tini Howard and Hannah Templer
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to take on the world-or at least LA-in this comic based on the hit Netflix series! When the unthinkable happens and the women of Glow find themselves ahead of schedule, Sam ruins the promise of a wrestling-free weekend with… more wrestling! Robbed of blissful relaxation and forced to raise money to fund their way to the event, the GLOW team is less-than-prepared for their opponents: real gorgeous lady wrestlers. What could possibly go wrong?!

Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao
The rich world of Magic: The Gathering comes to life, revealing new adventures, in this thrilling graphic novel featuring Planeswalker and pyromancer Chandra Nalaar. Ever in search of adventure, Chandra strikes out on her own, determined to protect the Multiverse and help those who cannot help themselves. But as new threats arise, she finds herself haunted by the failings of her past… and confronted by a sinister foe hoping to prey on her weakness. Plagued by demons-both figuratively AND literally-it’ll take more than fireballs for Chandra to win the day! How will she save those in peril… including herself? Magic: The Gathering: Chandra ties directly into recently events on the cityscape placne of Ravnica-as seen in October 2018’s Guilds of Ravnica and subsequent card sets-bringing the comics closer to the game’s story than ever before. Collects the complete four-issue series. JAN190759

David Barnett and Martin Simmonds
In the spirit of awkward house calls, Fergie and Sid’s urgent quest for Fergie’s long-absent father finds them holed up in a dilapidated London boozer… where they meet some unwelcome old enemies and make an interesting new friend. Back in Preston, Dorothy Culpepper of The Department of Extra-Usual Affairs gets a proper wallop and Fergie’s mom Julie and kinda-girlfriend Natalie end up with blood on their hands. The spirit of ’77 is alive by night with power chords and psychic grenades in London Calling: “To the Faraway Towns.” JAN190863


BLACK MAGICK HC $34.99 Page 69
Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott
The complete first chapter of the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling creators Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, assembled together for the first time! Rowan Black is awakening to the almost unimaginable power that is her inheritance-a power she neither wants nor is able to refuse. But all power comes at a price, and those who seek to destroy her may not be as dangerous as those who wish to control her. Yet when one’s will can alter reality, the ultimate enemy may be the human heart. Collects issues #1-11, plus additional content, artifacts, and back-matter designed by Eric Trautmann. JAN190138

BLACKBIRD #6 $3.99 Page 57 Page 79
Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel
Don’t miss the climactic confrontation between Nina, the Great Beast, and the secret origin of magic. JAN190282 / JAN190283 (Tula Lotay cover)

CROWDED TP VOL 1 $12.99 Page 69
Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt
Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps-like Reaper, a platform for legal assassination. When the apparently average Charlie Ellison wakes up one day to find out she’s the target of a million dollar Reapr campaign, she hires Vita, the lowest rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. Now, with all of Los Angeles hunting Charlie, she and Vita will have to figure out who wants her dead, and why, before the campaign’s 30 days-or their lives-are over.
From Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell, and Cardinal Rae.
Collects issues #1-6 JAN190141

DIE #4 $3.99 Page 82
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
Fantasy Heartbreaker part 4. Our heroes reach the civilization of Glass Town and do what heroes have always done upon reaching civilization. As in, go to the pub. As it’s Die, you can guess people don’t exactly get happy drunk. JAN190292

EVOLUTION #15 $3.99 Page 83
James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
California has had its share of cults… but none like Kavalis. Welcome to the end times! JAN190297

INFIDEL TP $16.99 Page 70
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, and Jose Villarrubia
Currently being adapted for film by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar and Tri-Star! A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
Bestselling editor Pornsak Pichetshote makes his comics writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire Aaron Campbell, award-winning colorist and editor Jose Villarrubia. Collects issues #1-5. JAN190145 (OFFERED AGAIN)

JOOK JOINT takes a break

MAN-EATERS #7 $3.99 Page 88
Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk
Rise of the Unicorns. Don’t mistake the silence of the unicorn for weakness. She is silent because she is plotting.
28pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, JAN190335

MATADOR TP VOL 1 $19.99 Page 68
Devin Grayson and Brian Stelfreeze
Writer Devin Grayson and artist Brian Steelfreeze bring you an explosive story pitting Lt. Isabel Cardona against a deadly serial killer! Dismissed as a quota minority hire by her colleagues, Cuban-born and Florida-bred Detective Isabel Cardona makes no friends on the Miami force by insisting that a series of seemingly unrelated murder cases lead to an urban-legend killer known only as “The Matador.” Proving his existence soon becomes the only way to prove her sanity-but how close to the dangerous Matador will Cardona have to get to make that happen? Collects issues #1-6. JAN190134

MONSTRESS #21 $3.99 page 89
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
It’s a turning point in Maika’s life when she comes face-to-face with a stranger from her deep past. JAN190338

PAPER GIRLS #26 $3.99 Page 93
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chang
The countdown to the series finale starts here. After surviving adventures in their past, present, and future, the Paper Girls of 1988 embark on one last journey-a five-part epic that will conclude with a double-sized 30th issue in July! JAN190355

RAT QUEENS #15 $3.99 Page 94
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
The Infernal Path conclusion. Braga’s past comes back to haunt her as the villain behind the tyrannical rule is revealed. Dee faces the consequences of her harrowing choice. JAN190364

SLEEPLESS TP VOL 2 $16.99 Page 74
Sarah Vaughn and Leila del Duca
Nearly a year later in the court of Harbeny, Lady Poppy and Sir Cyrenic must forge ahead without each other. Cyrenic adjusts to life after being released from the Sleepless Vow. And though the future looks bleak, both Poppy and Cyrenic are fighters. Either they will claw their way out of the darkness, or take as many enemies with them as they can. This second volume of Sleepless concludes the story of Poppy and Cyrenic. Collects issues #7-11. JAN190176

SLEEPLESS TP VOL 1 $16.99 Page 74
Sarah Vaughn and Leila Del Duca
Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king’s reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court and of their growing feelings for one another. Writer Sarah Vaughn and artist Leila del Duca team up with editor / colorist Alissa Sallah and letterer Deron Bennett for this fantasy romance. Collects issues 1-6. JAN190175

SNOTGIRL #13 $3.99 Page 98
Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung
The big day is finally here-Lottie and Esther are launching their fashion line! But why is everyone being so annoying? Today of all days! Don’t they know how important this is to her?! JAN190377

UNNATURAL #8 $3.99 Page 99
Mirka Andolfo
End of story arc. As we move toward the shocking final arc of Mirka Andolfo’s bestselling series, we explore the roots of Unnatural’s mythology. What’s the secret nesting in Leslie’s blood? And will she be strong enough to face the savage curse running in her own veins? A word of advice: stay away from spoilers as this issue’s final page will likely blow your mind! JAN190385

WALKING DEAD #189 $3.99 Page 100
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
Lines are drawn. Chaos has come to The Commonwealth. JAN190388

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 31 $16.99 Page 75
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Various
Rick leads the Commonwealth’s Governor, Pamela Milton, on a tour of the various communities Alexandria is aligned with. Naturally, terrible things begin to happen very quickly. Collects issues #181-186. JAN190186

Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans & Various
Modernist poets, Godly Romantics, what really happened during the fall of Rome, and the Lucifer who was a medieval nun… Also includes the delights of the WicDiv Christmas Annual and the Comedy Special. Collects all six of WicDiv’s essential Specials-including the Christmas annual and The Funnies! JAN190247


AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #2 $3.99 Page 30
Ed Brisson and Marcus To
The age of X-Man continues! The students of the Summers Institute are starting to question their memories. But when the curtain is pulled back, can Glob Herman save his friends and reality? JAN190957

AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #2 $3.99 Page 33
Leah Williams and Georges Jeanty
As Department X continues its work of purging and revising the ill-fitting elements of society, an encounter with a pregnant rebel begins eating away at the team from within. Cleaning up the minds of the world can be a dirty job. JAN190965

Cullen Bunn, Matteo Lolli, and Natacha Bustos
Ego awakes! The Asgardians thought they were in trouble when they stumbled upon a planet full of refugees – and that was before the planet started moving. Just what have their newfound allies gotten them into?! And if the planet is this angry…what will its moon do? JAN190892

Cullen Bunn, Matteo Lolli, Mike Del Mundo, and others
Spinning out of Infinity Wars comes an epic space opera! Angela, Thor’s half-sister. The hotheaded Valkyrie — and Annabelle Riggs, the human who shares her form. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mighty frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father’s mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials — its current occupant unknown. A team of murderers, assassins, heroes — and frogs — assembles to save the universe from a weapon even Thor himself would fear to fight! Thanos’ deadly granddaughter, Nebula, is out to rule the galaxy — and not even the dead will stand in her way! Allied uneasily with Loki and targeted by the Nova Corps, can the Asgardians possibly triumph over Nebula’s armada? Collecting issues #1-5. JAN191098

BLACK PANTHER #10 $3.99 Page 62
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kev Walker
“The Intergalactic Empire of Wakand” The Gathering of My Name” part four.
T’Challa journeys to the place where N’Jadaka’s rise began — the homeworld of the Between! But what he learns there will lead him to question the rebellion’s very foundation. Will Bast’s Champion ever be fully restored? JAN191016

CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 $43.99 Page 63
Kelly Thompson and Carmen Carnero
Build it and they will come! She Hulk joins Captain Marvel in her war on Roosevelt Island! But the barrier continues to cut them off from the rest of the world, while Nuclear Man’s ranks are somehow swelling, and something on the island is interfering with super powers. If Carol’s going to win this fight, she’ll need an army of friends, a hangar of war machines and an ironclad plan. But can she really trust all her allies? And what face from Carol’s past is about to show up and change everything? JAN191018

CHAMPIONS #3 $3.99 Page 38
Jim Zub and Steven Cummings
The ultimate sacrifice or the ultimate betrayal? Ms. Marvel will find out the truth, even if it kills her. Jim Zub and Steven Cummings take the Champions into new territory, and the team will never be the same. JAN190977

DOCTOR APHRA #30 $3.99 Page 87
Simon Spurrier and Emilio Laiso
“Worst Among Equals” part five. Dr Aphra’s race across an alien city continues, pursued by innumerable enemies – not least the Empire’s villainous propaganda division. But with the timer ticking down on the bomb in her throat, the truest horror might come from some unscheduled soul-searching. Could it be that her psychotic droid companion Triple Zero is the closest thing she has (or deserves) to a true soulmate? JAN191075

DOMINO HOTSHOTS #1 $3.99 Page 26
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
Bully, brawler, mercenary, spies. The Marvel Universe’s hottest team is here! Domino and her pals Outlaw and Diamondback are caught between warring nations! And it’ll take a whole new crew of international women of mystery to sort it out! Featuring the titanic talents of Gail Simone and David Baldeon! JAN190942

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 #4 $3.99 Page 67
Eve L Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
Riri’s missing friend has been found, but the mystery surrounding her disappearance is far from over. Midnight’s Fire makes it clear that he’s not done with Ironheart — and he intends to make her an offer she can’t refuse. In the face of incredible power and uncertain choices, what path will Ironheart take? JAN191023

Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
All new ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed! Ms Marvel is back! But it’s not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel…and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed and rising star Minkyu Jung take the reigns of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters! You won’t want to miss this shocking start of a new era! JAN190931

MARVEL RISING #1 $3.99 Page 88
Nilah Magruder and Roberto Di Salvo
With the powers of girl and the powers of squirrel on their side, Kamala Khan and Doreen Green are an unbeatable team! But that title is about to be seriously challenged — because New Jersey has been invaded by a swarm of knights in shining…suits?! Driving cars armed with javelins?! Uh-oh. Kamala and Doreen are gonna need allies to help protect their home turf — and they know just who to call. Don’t miss the return of the team-up that’s got everyone talking! JAN191077

Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
Vice Principal Drutcher is fed up with Miles’ excuses for his tardiness and absences. Young Mr. Morales is up to something, and Drutcher will figure it out if it’s the last thing he does! So Miles, Judge and Barbara have to keep one step ahead of their administrator while they play hooky, and Miles has to keep his Spider-identity a secret from ALL of them. Can he do it? JAN190996

RUNAWAYS #19 $3.99 Page 58
Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
After the events of “That Was Yesterday,” the Runaways are in disarray! Alex walks away, but who goes with him? JAN191011

RUNAWAYS TP VOL 3 $17.9 Page 117
Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, David La Fuente, and Takeshi Miyazawa
A ghost from the Runaways’ past returns with an ultimatum — and the world is in the balance! Nico’s magic has always been painful, an inheritance from her parents she had to hurt herself to use. Now, at last, she learns the shocking source of the Staff of One — and things will never be the same! Meanwhile, Christmas comes to the hostel — but a familiar face could ruin everything. Alex Wilder is back! No one led the Runaways better than him — and no one hurt them more. But with the destruction of Earth looming, will Alex help the team overcome the worst threat they’ve faced since their reunion — or is another betrayal on the horizon? Plus: In a special adventure, see the world through Old Lace’s eyes! Collecting issues #13-18. JAN191102

SHATTERSTAR TP $15.99 Page 120
Tim Seeley, Carlos Villa, and Gerardo Sandoval
Gladiator, warrior, hero! The man called Shatterstar has been many things. But one thing he’s always been is deadly! He’s not a man you want to cross, or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Shatterstar had found a new life…found peace. But with a simple act of violence, his world is turned upside down. Nothing makes sense anymore — except for a pair of double-bladed swords and a single path forward that guarantees bloodshed. And as Shatterstar’s past comes back to haunt him in the present, his future isn’t guaranteed! Sharpen your swords, True Believers, and get ready to fight! With lives hanging in the balance, Shatterstar is pushed to the brink by the life he thought he left behind and goes toe-to-toe with the only opponent with a prayer of taking him down: himself! Collecting issues #1-5. JAN191105

SHURI #6 $3.99 Page 56
Vita Ayala and Paul Davidson
New story arc. At long last, Shuri faces her destiny. With her brother gone and Wakanda in peril, the Black Panther is needed. But the Princess of Wakanda is more than any mask — and she’s about to face a threat unlike any Wakanda has seen before. The start of a two-part story by guest creative team Vita Ayala & Paul Davidson! JAN191004

Nnedi Okorafo and Leonardo Romero
The world fell in love with her in Marvel’s Black Panther. Now, T’Challa’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures — written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner Award-nominated artist Leonardo Romero! T’Challa has disappeared, and everyone is looking at the next in line for the throne. Wakanda expects Shuri to take on the mantle of Black Panther once more and lead their great nation — but she’s happiest in a lab, surrounded by her own inventions. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them down! So it’s time for Shuri to go rescue her brother yet again — with a little help from Storm, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, of course! But when her outer-space adventure puts the entire cultural history of her continent at risk from an energy-sapping alien threat, can Shuri and Iron Man save Africa? Collecting issues #1-5. JAN191099

Jody Houser and Luke Ross
The fearsome separatist General strikes! In his hunt to kill Jedi, Grievous stumbles across a power greater than he imagined. What secrets will the killer cyborg find inside a lost Jedi temple? Can Grievous strike a blow against the very FORCE itself? JAN191067

Jody Houser and Cory Smith
A desperate diplomatic mission for Senator Amidala! Padme sets out in secret to try to bring a neutral world into the Republic fold. Is this a genuine offer of alliance, or another trap for the outspoken Senator? And will rejecting the help of the Jedi be a deadly mistake? JAN191063

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4 Page 53 $3.99
Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne
With San Francisco and Otto in ruins after Terrax’s attack, rebuilding is required. But will a weakened Superior Spider-Man be chum in the water to opportunistic villains? JAN190999

Ryan North, Derek Charm, and Erica Henderson
It’s the 50th issue of TUSG! That’s right: this issue — #42 — is our 50th! It says #42 on the cover, but that’s only because we had eight issues, and then a second #1 in our first year, although this of course doesn’t count the OGN, which is another five issues of story, which would put us at… issue #55? This is getting complicated. Anyway! By a certain way of counting, it’s our 50th issue of TUBS! And to celebrate, we’re doing a stand-alone story in which she takes on none other than…Kang the Conqueror. It’s a battle across space and time as Kang attacks three distinct eras of Doreen! And it’s not just Kang who is joining us for this celebration! Original TUSG artist Erica Henderson is joining series regular Derek Charm, along with Naomi Franquiz! JAN191025

UNCANNY X-MEN #13 &14 $3.99 Page 74
Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg, Mahmud Asrar, and others
Cyclops and Wolverine have drawn together a new team of X-Men from the ashes of “X-Men Disassembled,” and now they turn their eyes to setting their agenda. Cyclops has a list…a list of things the X-Men have to take care of…if it’s the last thing they ever do. JAN191034

Cyclops and Wolverine have drawn together a new team of X-Men from the ashes of “X-Men Disassembled,” and now they turn their eyes to setting their agenda. Cyclops has a list…a list of things the X-Men have to take care of…if it’s the last thing they ever do. JAN191038

Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru
Volume 3 in the Unstoppable Wasp series! Back by popular demand, it’s Nadia Van Dyne — the Unstoppable Wasp! With the backing of Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, there’s no problem the Agents of G.I.R.L. can’t solve! But Nadia’s team of girl scientists isn’t the only acronym-toting science organization out there — and when A.I.M. strikes, Nadia and the Genius In action Research Labs answer the call! But who is A.I.M.’s new super-powered lieutenant? How does this fearsome foe know Nadia? And what does A.I.M.’s plan have to do with Nadia’s father, Hank Pym? Plus: A girls’ night out for Nadia and Jan! G.I.R.L. prepares for its big science-expo debut! And Nadia meets her match in the form of a returning fan-favorite female fighter! But there’s only one mission on Nadia’s mind: fix everything! Collecting issues (2018) #1-5. JAN191103

WEST COAST AVENGERS #9 $3.99 Page 38
Kelly Thompson and Gang Hyuk Lim
Creepy Hollywood cults! Gruesome blood sacrifices! Pop religion collides with serious mystic power in sunny Los Angeles, and somehow, the new Masters of Evil and Kate Bishop’s parents AND her ex-boyfriend are tied up in it! The West Coast kids go deep undercover to get to the bottom of the Temple of the Shifting Sun, but they’re about to find out that nothing is as it seems! JAN190976

X-23 #10 $3.99 Page 76
Mariko Tamaki and Diego Olorteguie
The mystery behind X-Assassin revealed! What will Laura and Gabby do when they come face-to-face with an army of genetically altered assassins? Gabby’s life will forever change after this! JAN191041

X-FORCE #4 & 5 $4.99 Page 77
Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett
Ahab has returned to exterminate X-Force! What twisted scheme is Ahab conducting that has attracted the attention of X-Force? The team has begun to put the pieces together, but will they figure it out in time to stop mass genocide? JAN191045

Spotlight on the kid called Cable! Before Extermination and before X-Force…young Nathan Summers was a mutant messiah warrior fighting against an apocalyptic future. But he wasn’t supposed to arrive in our time until well into adulthood…so what happened? Find out in this issue! JAN191047

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