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LGBTQ Previews November 2019 Part 2

Finishing up the last part of comic from November’s Previews catalog! Look for Tasmanian Devil to show up in Inferior Five! An Aquaman HC book collects issues with Jackson Hyde’s appearances! Curious about Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer books but don’t know if you want to sink money into them? Try Dark Horse’s 3 in 1 comic for a whole dollar! Barbalien is a gay Martian Manhunter analog! Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell looks promising from a storytelling perspective. Ironheart and Loki Agent of Asgard have new collections. And for your temptation and or holiday gift wish list DC offers a Super Friends Saturday Morning Comics HC collection while Marvel has a Masterworks hard cover collection of Dazzler.

Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and indies is here! Look for yaoi and yuri manga there!

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! Notice something missing that should be on the list? Please send a message!

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DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS MOMENT OF STORM #7 $3.99 Page 106
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell & Various
Confronted by revelations about his past and future and determined to put a stop to the upcoming divine bloodbath, Shadow puts himself at the center of the battle between new and old gods. SEP190269

BLACK HAMMER JUSTICE LEAGUE #5 $3.99 Page 98
Jeff Lemire and Michael Walsh
Colonel Weird and the Green Lantern must convince the Black Hammer crew to go back to their own dimension to save the multiverse-which means giving up more than some may be willing to give. The Ultimate superhero crossover of the year! [Barbalien is gay.] SEP190246

BLACK HAMMER 3 FOR $1 $1.00 Page 97
Jeff Lemire, Wilfredo Torres, and David Rubin
A perfect intro to three great storylines in the Black Hammer-verse for just one dollar! This three-in-one anthology features the first issues of the original Black Hammer run, Sherlock Frankenstein, and Quantum Age, collected together in a discount package! Perfect introduction to the Black Hammer universe. Features art by Dean Ormston, David Rubin, and Wilfredo Torres. [Barbalien is gay.] SEP190245

DISNEY THE LITTLE MERMAID #2 $3.99 Page 117
Cecil Castellucci and Zulema Scotto Lavina
Ariel’s trove of treasures is discovered by King Triton, and the memento of her forbidden love for a human, Prince Eric, is destroyed. Ariel is faced with the ultimate decision-will she sacrifice the essence of who she is to pursue the love she knows to be true? SEP190315

ELFQUEST STARGAZER’S HUNT #1 $3.99 Page 94
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, and Sonny Strait
When ElfQuest: The Final Quest concluded, it ended the hero’s journey of Cutter Kinseeker, chief of the Wolfriders. But that was only the start of a new adventure for Cutter’s “brother in all but blood,” Skywise. Now the stargazer elf, who thought he knew everything about Cutter, discovers how mistaken he was. That, combined with a tragic accident involving his daughter Jink, sends Skywise on a quest of his own, from the elves’ ancestral Star Home through uncharted space, and back to the World of Two Moons. Stargazer’s Hunt has story by ElfQuest co-creators Wendy and Richard Pini, with script by Wendy Pini. Veteran Elfquest alumnus Sonny Strait returns at full force as the artist and colorist for the new series. All-new material for an established character. SEP190234

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #7 $3.99 Page 112
G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
The Sundog has been captured by pirates, with Grix and the crew at the mercy of its black-hearted captain Turo. When a disabled Lux ship is found stranded in the junk rings, it becomes the Riveters’ next target . . . and the Sundog is dragged along for the increasingly treacherous ride. SEP190296

NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #5 $3.99 Page 105
Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio
It’s the final issue of The Comic You Always Wanted, and it turns out that there is someone left to fight. From Aubrey Sitterson (The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling, G.I. Joe) & Fico Ossio (Spider-Man, Revolution), the year’s hottest new book reaches its explosive, action-packed conclusion, with its heroes squaring off against a massive threat from their past, a monster they thought long vanquished. It’s “The Return of Bruton!” and it’s the biggest, most berserk issue-length brawl you’ve ever seen committed to the comics page. [Sitterson used an LGBTQ character in GI Joe and was fired as a consequence from conservative backlash.] SEP190268

RUBY FALLS #2 $3.99 Page 104
Ann Nocenti and Flavia Biondi
Chasing clues to solve the mystery of her grandmother’s bloody memories, Lana’s relationship with Blair starts to chip away and a love triangle looms. Meanwhile, Blair is tempted to cross a line at Silks, and Clara takes one step further into the past-and out of safety SEP190297

SPELL ON WHEELS 2 #2 $3.99 Page 108
Kate Leth and Megan Levens
The witches arrive in the Big Easy, but tensions are high in the group. Claire continues to lose herself to an outside influence while Andy finds a helping hand in looking for a solution. Just when she thinks she can solve the possession, Jolene and Claire’s frustration boil over, and the three find their relationship more strained than ever. From all-star team Kate Leth, Megan Levens, and Marissa Louise! SEP190283

DC

AQUAMAN HC VOL 2 AMNESTY $29.99
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Vita Ayala,  Robson Rocha, and Viktor Bogdanovic
The tides turn for the Sea King as Kelly Sue DeConnick and red-hot artist Robson Rocha steer Aquaman into uncharted waters! Arthur Curry discovers more of his true nature and his connection to the seas. Once he regains his memories and uncovers the shocking truth of how he lost them, which home will he return to–the land or the sea? Plus, Aqualad returns, Mera makes a life-altering decision and Black Manta reunites with his dead father! Collects Aquaman #48-53 and Annual #2. [Jackson Hyde returned in #50.] SEP190547

BATGIRL TP VOL 6 OLD ENEMIES $16.99 Page 64
Mairghread Scott, Paul Pelletier & Various
It’s Batgirl for Congress! Not to mention masked assassins and awkward exes! Barbara Gordon volunteers to campaign for an up-and-coming reformer candidate who wants to take on the GCPD. That puts Barbara in a tough spot against her father–police commissioner James Gordon. Plus, the Terrible Trio strike! Collects Batgirl #30-36. [Alyisa Yeoh makes a few minor appearances.] SEP190548

CATWOMAN – The series takes a break.

Deathstroke – Takes a break.

FEMALE FURIES TP $16.99 Page 68
Cecil Castellucci, Jack Kirby, Adriana Melo & Various
All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning, and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness’s girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid’s army, Granny thinks it’s about time that changed. And so, Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth, and Stompa set out to beat the boys at their own game. Little do they know the game is rigged– and one accidental killing could spell disaster for them all! Collects Female Furies #1-6, plus Jack Kirby’s Mister Miracle #9, the issue that inspired this series. SEP190567

GEN LOCK #1 $3.99 Page 6
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Carlo Barberi, and Walden Wong
Earth is at war! The villainous Union has been steadily taking over more and more of the planet after initiating the Global Culture War. In an effort to stand its ground against the Union, the Polity turns to Dr. Weller and his team of five individuals who are “gen:Lock compatible,” which allows them to transfer their minds to mech suits known as Holons! Spinning out of the first season of the hit Rooster Teeth animated series, gen:Lock follows Julian Chase and his team as they pick up the pieces of their lives after the death of Dr. Weller, leading them into a high-octane adventure in one of the Polity’s last free countries, Japan! SEP190444

GOTHAM CITY MONSTERS #3 $3.99 Page 34
Steve Orlando and Amancay Nahuelpan
The monsters have united in the aftermath of Melmoth’s attack, but one of their own has gone missing! Andrew Bennett, a.k.a. I, Vampire, has gone straight to the source of the evil that threatens the city, but the fanged one finds attacking Melmoth’s acolytes is biting off a little more than he can chew. Frankenstein leads Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, Orca, and the mysterious Red Phantom on a chase through the Gotham underground to try to rescue Bennett and shut down whatever Melmoth has planned next. But will their showdown at the Gotham City Zoo attract the attention of any of Gotham’s other protectors? Batwoman, perhaps? SEP190493

HARLEEN #3 $7.99 Page 35
Stejpan Sejic
In which our doomed doctor makes a choice she can never take back–one that seals her dark fate and gives rise to one of the most legendary villains of all time!
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HARLEY QUINN – The regular monthly takes a break.

HARLEY QUINN & THE BIRDS OF PREY TP $12.99
Paul Dini, Devin Grayson, Greg Rucka, Don Kramer & Various
Relive key stories of the Birds of Prey–Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain, not to mention Harley Quinn–along with the deadly Black Mask! This new title collects Detective Comics #831, Nightwing/Huntress #2, Gotham Central #6, Batman #567, Catwoman #16 (2002 series) and a story from Showcase ’96 #3.
SEP190574

HARLEY QUINN & POISON IVY #3 $3.99 Page 36
Jody Houser and Adriana Melo
Down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass, and what did Harley and Ivy find there? A tea party with some very unexpected and uninvited guests! It turns out the Mad Hatter has a game of his own to play, and Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn must decide between fight and flight. And is that gift Lex Luthor dropped off for Ivy actually of any use, or is it just a steaming pile of manure? SEP190496

HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #1 $3.99 Page 10
Tim Seeley, Dan Fraga, and Richard Friend
The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse! Blazing a trail across the dimensions, he’s devastating each version of Eternia and stealing its power. Now it’s up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor! This all-new miniseries features the most iconic eras and beloved takes on the Masters of the Universe! SEP190454

INFERIOR FIVE #3 $3.99 Page 37
Keith Giffen and Jeff Lemire
The kids who don’t know they’re a team get a superhero from the ’80s to come to their aid. It’s the Tasmanian Devil… and he’s pitted against someone or something that looks an awful lot like a giant starfish! Plus, the Peacemaker’s back in action in the final showdown with the KGBeast! SEP190499

JUSTICE LEAGUE #36 $3.99 Page 39
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Francis Manapul
How powerful is too powerful? Lex Luthor has assembled everything he needs to complete his plan of turning the world toward doom, including reviving the ancient goddess Perpetua and restoring her powers. But can he keep Perpetua from dragging the DC Universe into the abyss alongside the rest of the Multiverse? This is a question that hero and villain alike must ask, as the epic battle between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom across space and time comes crashing together. Everything that happens here sets the stage for the senses-shattering finale of the Justice/Doom War–and the fate of all existence hangs in the balance! SEP190502

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK – Takes a break this month.

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 $3.99 Page 17
Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook
Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories!
Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis reteams with master artist Ryan Sook (Action Comics) for one of the most ambitious mainstream comic books ever created! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman’s long-lost trident? SEP190461 [Hopeful to see some LGBTQ Legionnaires again!]

LOIS LANE #5 $3.99 Page 40
Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins
As Lois delves deeper into a mystery whose answers could shake the entire DC Universe to its core, the Question hunts the people responsible for an attempt on the famed reporter’s life. But do they want her dead because of what she knows or to stop her from finding out more? [Renee Montoya is part of the supporting cast.] SEP190504

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #10 $3.99 Page 42
Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
Diane Meade enters the mindscape of J’onn J’onnz and is attacked by the psychic forms of his tragedies, regrets, and even his aspirations. Will J’onn be able to save her and find the secrets in his mindscape that will lead him to saving Ashley Addams and defeating Charnn once and for all? SEP190508

NIGHTWING – The series takes a break.

RED HOOD OUTLAW -the series takes a break.

RWBY #2 $3.99 Page 44
Marguerite Bennett and Mirka Andolfo
Yang Xiao Long is listless after the fall of Beacon. Isolated from her friends and recuperating at home, she’ll do anything to distract herself from her pain, but what can helping out around town do for her? Meanwhile, Blake Belladonna reminisces about her relationship with Adam Taurus and the White Fang as she makes her way home! SEP190512

SUPER FRIENDS SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON HC VOL 1 $49.99 Page 74
E. Nelson Bridwell, Others, Ramona Fradon, Others
From the Hall of Justice come these tales of the Justice League of America, inspired by their hit 1970s animated TV series! In these stories, the Justice League of America battles evil in the form of Queen Hippolyta, the Riddler, the Ocean Monster, and many more. Collects Super Friends #1-26, the Super Friends features from Limited Collectors’ Edition #C-41 and #C-46, and the ultra-rare Aquateers Meet the Super Friends #1. [Included simply for nostalgic reasons for its appeal to many LGBTQ people in their youths.] SEP190596

SUPERGIRL – The series takes a break this month.

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE INFINITE CRISIS #1 $5.99 Page 19
James Tynion IV, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan
DC’s mega-event “Infinite Crisis” saw the destruction of the Trinity, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse…but it all started with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, who saw it all coming and died with secrets that could’ve saved the world. But…things happened differently in the Dark Multiverse! Not only does Blue Beetle survive– he thrives! And after killing Maxwell Lord himself, Ted sets off a chain of events that irreversibly alters the lives of the Justice League and his best friend, Booster Gold. In trying to prevent a crisis, Blue Beetle becomes the Crisis…and the Dark Multiverse will never be the same. SEP190469

TEEN TITANS – The series takes a break.

WONDER TWINS #9 $3.99 Page 57
Mark Russell and Mike Norton
Don’t miss the stunning secret of the Wonder Twins that will change how you look at them forever! Tensions run high as Jayna takes in friend-turned-fugitive Polly Math and opens up about her family’s painful past on Exxor, but they are soon interrupted when Batman and Superman call on Zan and Jayna for an all-star team-up against a rogue army! Jayna must balance their duties to the Justice League with her responsibilities as a friend…each of which is proving quite detrimental to the other! SEP190529

WONDER WOMAN #83 $3.99 Page 47
Steve Orlando and Jesus Merino
On the cusp of a new beginning, Wonder Woman must forge a fast alliance with a wild Amazon warrior from her past to halt The Cheetah’s malicious massacre! But long brewing tension turns Diana’s sister against her, giving the Cheetah her opening to place yet another God to the blade of her God Killer Sword. The kicker? The Cheetah thinks she’s helping Wonder Woman! SEP190517

WONDER WOMAN COME BACK TO ME #5 $4.99 Page 61
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Tom Derenick, and Chad Hardin
Wonder Woman, The Cheetah, and Princess Sibella enter the aptly named Arena of Death, forced into combat in the name of extraterrestrial entertainment with Steve Trevor, Etta Candy, and Jonah Hex as spectators! But the revelation of Sibella’s true motives changes the game entirely…Originally published in Wonder Woman Giant #4 and #5. SEP190539

VERTIGO/ YOUNG ANIMAL

BOOKS OF MAGIC #14 $3.99 Page 49
Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
In the wake of October’s The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer #1, John Constantine is loose in our world again– and unfortunately for Tim Hunter, he’s convinced the only way for the human race to survive is if Tim is taken off the board. But from where Tim’s standing, he’s the only one with the power to save us all. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? And is there room in London for the both of them? The scribes of Books of Magic and John Constantine, Hellblazer square off to tell both sides of the tale in a unique, innovative issue! SEP190521

THE DREAMING #15 $3.99 Page 50
Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely
As the second year of the Sandman Universe begins, the sentient algorithm known as Wan is now the acknowledged lord of Dream’s realm, and unquestioned ruler of all his subjects. So it’s a huge problem that Wan is completely insane, and more than capable of wiping out all life in the Dreaming. The question becomes: What can Abel, the only one who knows Wan’s secret, do about it? And what must he do to poor Matthew the Raven to put his plan into action? A new chapter in the history of the Dreaming begins here–find out why the AV Club says “If you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, you need to be reading The Dreaming!” SEP190522

DOOM PATROL THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS #5 $3.99 Page 55
Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad
Clark is a comic book fan just like you, and his favorite title is Doom Patrol! But Clark’s fandom is put to the test when he literally falls into the reality of the world’s weirdest superheroes, where he must team up with long-lost Doom Patrol heroine Dorothy Spinner in her first appearance in more than a decade! [Danny the Street, aka Danny the Ambulance is in the cast.] SEP190527

FAR SECTOR #1 $3.99 Page 5
N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell
N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe! For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent. But that’s all about to change in this new maxi series that gives a DC Young Animal spin to the legacy of the Green Lanterns! SEP190441

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #1 $4.99 Page 11
Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell
John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks–and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness…and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn’t have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London’s worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord’s would-be foot soldiers. But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but…and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece! The original Constantine is back in this series from Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell, with nothing to his name but decades of bad memories and an unearned second chance. How, exactly, will he squander it? There’s only one way to find out. SEP190456

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #15 $3.99 Page 51
Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
The second year of the most innovative series in The Sandman Universe begins with a terrifying upgrade for one of the world’s worst nightmares! The goddess Erzulie is grieving the loss of one of her husbands, while her remaining spouses are asking themselves if they can remain by her side. But in the darkness, a rival has arrived to vie for Erzulie’s place. The Corinthian has his eyes on a forgotten piece of real estate in the Dreaming, and he’s not above moving into a fixer-upper, if taking control of it can give him power like Erzulie’s. To fend off this threat, Erzulie will need allies–including the mysterious Papa Midnite and the dangerous Shakpana, the contagious god whose last outbreak nearly destroyed the world! And with friends like those. SEP190523

LUCIFER #14 $3.99 Page 53
Dan Watters and Max Fiumara
Lucifer is playing house. The devil arrives in the village of Haybury, West Yorkshire with designs on building a quaint new life for himself. Unfortunately for Lucifer, the universe has other plans for him, as he finds himself directly in the crosshairs of a cosmic hunting party. Meanwhile: a dead soldier grows impatient, a prophecy is given, and a cat speaks. SEP190525

IDW/ TOP SHELF

CANTO #6 $3.99 Page 135
David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
The blockbuster finale to Canto’s first epic quest is here and… there’s no place like home! Atop the Emerald Tower, Canto faces the Shrouded Man to demand his beloved’s heart. Having finally made it to the end of his journey, will Canto learn the truth behind his people’s captivity? Can he battle the Shrouded Man… and survive to return home to tell the tale? SEP190650

GI JOE #3 $3.99 Page 140
Paul Allor and Chris Evenhuis
A dangerous mission with unintended consequences will divide the new members of the G.I. Joe team and hammer home just how lethal their new mission is. Meanwhile, Cobra comes closer to wiping out all resistance to its rule! [New prominent gay character.] SEP190667

GLOW VS THE BABYFACE #1 $3.99 Page 138
Aimee Garcia, AJ Mendez, and Hannah Templer
The women of Glow are preparing for an all-new sort of a foe..a news anchor! As they learn the art of the promo to convince the media that GLOW isn’t a bad influence on children thank you very much, they discover a much bigger problem-a runaway who’s been living under the ring! SEP190662

MARVEL ACTION BLACK PANTHER  BOOK 2 RISE TOGETHER $9.99 Page 148
Vita Ayala and Arianna Florean
Wakanda in these middle grade-friendly adventures!
Every 25 years, Wakanda’s ruler trades places with one of their subjects to gain perspective on their kingdom. T’Challa’s turn has come, and while working in a Vibranium refinery, he uncovers a plot to sell the priceless metal on the black market. Plus, when one of the Black Panther’s advisers suffers an injury during an attack, the adviser requests the aid of a traditional healer over modern medicine. Shuri scoffs at the idea, but soon a curse forces her on an epic quest. Collects issues #4-6 of the Marvel Action: Black Panther series. SEP190702

IMAGE

CROWDED #11 $3.99 Page 78
Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt
Charlie and Vita look for safe harbor in a community of reformed cultists and militia nuts. And with their new romance in full bloom, everything is coming up Charlie. What could possibly go wrong? SEP190177

DIE #9 $3.99 Page 80
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
“Split the Party” part four: Forget escaping DIE. You can’t do that without escaping the prison, with your worst enemy and the first woman who ever gazed upon this plane with human eyes. SEP190185

DIE  VOL 1 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER $9.99 Page 69
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
Kieron Gillen teams up with artist supernova Stephanie Han for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji”, but that’s only the tip of this critically acclaimed obsidian iceberg. Collects DIE #1-5. SEP190098 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SFSX SAFE SEX #3 $3.99 Page 88
Tina Horn and Michael Dowling
“Horizontal”–Wonder what it would be like to go behind the scenes at the Dirty Mind? Take a tour of this decadent underworld just as its denizens realize they need to take a stand for everything they believe in. This issue features the talents of guest artist Alejandra Gutierrez! SEP190213

SUNSTONE HC BOOK 1 $39.99 Page 73
Stjepan Sejic
Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: “I’m not into BDSM…but this story…I get it.” Collects Sunstone volumes 1-3 TPB. SEP190120 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TREES THREE FATES #3 $3.99 Page 90
Warren Ellis and Jason Howard
Klara and Sasha were lovers, before the Tree came down. And then, eleven years ago, it landed, and they were separated forever. Which does not explain what she’s looking at. [Two trans characters and one gay character were featured in the previous two volumes.] SEP190222

MARVEL

AMAZING MARY JANE #2 $3.99 Page 44
Leah Williams and Carlos Gomez
Mary Jane has learned Mysterio is the auteur behind her big break! (It figures…who else would make a prestige Mysterio biopic?) But how is he keeping her on set? And if Mary Jane Watson is under Quentin Beck’s direction, Hollywood better watch out! SEP190859

BLACK CAT #6 $4.99 Page 51
Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman
Things didn’t quite work out between Felicia and Johnny Storm (maybe because it was at least half just a way into 4 Yancy St). So the Black Cat has a REAL date. But with who? Meanwhile, she doesn’t know Odessa Drake and the Thieves Guild have captured her mentor The Black Fox and have horrible plans for him. [Is Black Cat still written as bisexual?] SEP190869

BLACK PANTHER #18 $3.99 Page 82
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Sprouse
For months, you’ve been waiting to find out how T’Challa went from the king of Wakanda to the slave of an empire. Finally witness his fall from grace – and the rise of an enemy now poised to spread his empire to Earth. [Are the Dora Milaje still seen in the series?] SEP190931

 

CHAMPIONS VOL 2 $15.99 Page 118
Jim Zub and Steven Cummings
The future of the Champions hangs in the balance! The War of the Realms is over — 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? Fear, doubt and deception — the Champions’ ideals are about to be tested, and not everyone will make the grade. And as tensions rise, the Freelancers return! But who has betrayed the Champions, and who can they trust? Miles Morales returns — but will it be in time to save his friends? The next generation of heroes made a vow to do better. Now they have to live up to it. Collecting Champions (2019) #7-11. SEP190984

DOCTOR APHRA #38 & 39 $3.99 Page 95
Simon Spurrier and Caspar Wijngaard
A Rogue’s End part 2. Doctor Aphra’s reunion with her father would’ve be a happy affair – if he wasn’t a pompous blowhard set to take her job as the Empire’s chief archaeologist. Of course, her dear old dad will have to survive Imperial Interrogation first, and which pair of charming psycho-droids do you suppose Darth Vader has hired for the job? And what happens when the ancient stones of a long-lost Jedi Temple cast their ghostly influence upon the Dark Lord of the Sith himself? [Dr Aphra has had relationships with women.] SEP190959

Doctor Aphra has so far failed to seize the secret location of the new rebel base but that hasn’t stopped the rebels seizing her. After all the bad blood and countless betrayals, does any love linger between Aphra and her new captor, Rebel Captain Magna Tolvan? But with Darth Vader himself keeping tabs on her progress, will Aphra see in Tolvan one last, seducible opportunity to sell-out the future of the galaxy, and save her own skin? SEP190961

DOCTOR APHRA VOL 6 $15.99 Page 135
Si Spurrier, Wilton Santos, Caspar Wijngaard, Chris Bolson, and Andrea Broccardo
The galaxy’s shadiest archaeologist is back doing what she does best! After a year of close shaves, Doctor Chelli Aphra is taking it easy and lying low. Probably herding banthas or something. She’s smart like that, right? No, not really. She’s back to busting into alien temples to steal horrifying weapons for huge profit. She just can’t stop herself. But plenty of other people could. Powerful factions are watching closely — all calculating whether Aphra is more useful alive…or dead. And now, the incorrigible and sticky-fingered Aphra finds herself at the mercy of the Rebel High Command. But things are about to get even stickier! The one thing every galactic treasure hunter knows for sure: exes ne

EXCALIBUR #2 $4.99 Page 12
Tini Howard and Marcus To
Betsy Braddock is Captain Britain, but a citizen of Krakoa. With Rogue’s condition a mystery, the team heads to the one place that has always been the seat of Excalibur’s power – the Lighthouse. [Rictor is on the team.] SEP190781

FUTURE FOUNDATION #4 $3.99 Page 60
Jeremy Whitley and Alti Firmansyah
The Future Foundation’s fight to save Molecule Man comes to a head! And there’ll be no rainbow after a storm like this. This issue, someone dies. Don’t miss Professor Power and his team meeting their Maker — and more! SEP190886

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #11 $3.99 Page 77
Donny Cates and Cory Smith
The Universal Church of Truth is ready to raise their new messiah and beckon the cosmos into a new era! As his body begins to shut down, will Rocket be able to stop them and save the Guardians in his final moments? Or is this the end of the galaxy as we know it? [Phyla and Moondragon, or some version of them, are in the cast.] SEP190922

GWENPOOL STRIKES BACK #4 $3.99 Page 86
Leah Williams and David Baldeon
Whosoever holds this hammer, if she be awesome, shall possess the power of Gwenpool! That’s right–Gwen’s got her mitts on Mjolnir and she’s got a list of heads that need hammering! Her mission to make herself known in the Marvel Universe at all costs gallops past all reason! SEP190941

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 #12 $3.99 Page 87
Eve L Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
Ironheart’s Wakanda adventure comes to a shocking conclusion. With allies Shuri, Silhouette and Okoye by her side, Riri Williams faces her biggest challenger yet: her own past. And things will never be the same. SEP190942

LOKI #5 $3.99 Page 68
Daniel Kibblesmith and Oscar Bazaldua
Loki doesn’t exactly belong in these parts — or in this time period! But that’s never stopped the god of mischief before. And with Wolverine on his side, there’s no man or god with the power to stop him. Now…he’s just gotta get Wolverine on his side. See their first ever team-up in this two-fisted tale of gods and gunslingers, when Loki meets: the man from up north! SEP190903

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 Page 139
Al Ewing, Jason Aaron, Lee Garbett, Jorge Coelho, Simone Bianchi, and others
Reintroducing the God of Mischief — stronger, smarter and sneakier than ever before! As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, Loki is ready to lie, cheat and steal his way through the most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him — starting with a heart-stopping heist at Avengers Tower! Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo’s casinos, heads to the ancient past on a quest for a magical sword and puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself! Plus: AXIS pits him against the brutish Thor, god of evil! But who is King Loki? What vile scheme has he been brewing all this time? And what does this shadowy king’s very existence mean for our Loki? Collecting Loki Agent of Asgard #1-17, Original Sin #5.1-5.5 and material from All New Marvel Now Point One. SEP191001

MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #9 $3.99 Page 86
Saladin Ahmed and Joey Vazquez
Disaster strikes Ms. Marvel’s family, drawing Kamala and Bruno closer together than ever before. Are these two best friends about to become something more? Or will Kamala’s duties as Ms. Marvel come between them? Brace yourself for a whirlwind issue that will change Ms Marvel forever! SEP190940

MARAUDERS #2 $4.99 Page 14
Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli
The Hellfire Trading Company has control of Mutant trade on the seas, but that doesn’t mean its Inner Circle is done stabbing one another in the back. As Captain Pryde and her Marauders sail on, the real cutthroats are back home. [Iceman, Storm, Kitty Pryde, and Emma Frost] SEP190784

MARVEL MASTERWORKS DAZZLER  VOL 1 $75.00 Page 109
Tom DeFalco, Danny Fingeroth, Chris Claremont, John Byrne, John Romita Jr, Frank Springer, and others
Celebrating the women of Marvel, we present the debut of the one and only Dazzler! Leaping from the pages of X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man, Alison Blaire, A.K.A. Dazzler, debuted in her own series — one of the direct market’s first exclusive offerings — and put audiences on their feet. Equal parts pop star and super hero, Dazzler broke new ground and faced some of the Marvel Universe’s greatest powers, from the Hulk to Doctor Doom and Galactus — all while fighting against a wave of anti-mutant hysteria! And as if that’s not enough, Dazzler also pits her sound-based powers against Klaw, finds herself fighting for her life in prison and contends with every creep in the record business. Don’t hold back, go for it — reserve your copy today! Collecting X-Men (1963) #130-131, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #203 and Dazzler #1-13. SEP190975 / SEP190976 (Direct Market cover) [Link is to the non direct market edition.]

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 Page 49
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
Miles is caught in the middle of a war between Ultimatum and the old guard! Which means he’s about to catch the hands of a monumental classic Spidey villain! And the lives of more than one Morales might be on the line! SEP190866

MORBIUS #1 $3.99 Page 34
Vita Ayala and Marvelo Ferreira
Morbius is the living vampire or is he more? For years, Nobel Prize winning biologist Michael Morbius has been struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now, for the first time in years, one may be within reach! But the path to it is littered with dangers and worse! SEP190841

NEW MUTANTS #1 DX $4.99 Page 4
Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brisson
The new generation claims the dawn! The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers! [Karma is on the team.] SEP190749

RUNAWAYS #27 $3.99 Page 84
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
The Runaways can’t go home, but Los Angeles’ First Protector and Most Venerable Hero has taken them in! Have they FINALLY met a powerful adult they can trust? To fight by his side, they’ll have to leave one of their own behind! And without a soul to feast on, Gib is fading fast. Sounds like a ticking clock. SEP190935

SPIDER-MAN & VENOM DOUBLE TROUBLE #1 $3.99 Page 53
Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru
You’ve seen ’em duke it out in the Marvel Universe for years, but prepare to see Spidey and Venom as you never have before: as begrudging… buddies? It’s fun of the freaky variety this time around, as an unexpected mind-swap sets Spidey and Venom in each other’s bodies! But WHO swapped them, and why?! From Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru comes an all-new take on your favorite arch-Frienemies in the MU – and now they’ve gotta work together to set things right! SEP190875

STRIKEFORCE #3 $3.99 Page 81
Tini Howard and German Peralta
The changeling creatures known as Vridai have lodged their fey claws into one of the most powerful men on Earth — Doctor Doom! And when Wiccan falls under their spell as well, the changelings have all the ingredients for a world-ending the likes of which you’ve never seen. SEP190928

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 $17.99 Page 134
Christos Gage, Lan Medina, and Mike Hawthorne
Like the rest of America, the West Coast has been overrun with Frost Giants! But Otto Octavius doesn’t settle for chaos — he plans to win the War of the Realms single-handedly. Well, maybe not single-handedly. He needs minions. Super-minions! So he recruits…the West Coast Avengers?! Will Otto Octavius and Quentin Quire become BFFs? If they can somehow work together and save San Francisco, Otto will be due a parade — but any celebrations might be short-lived, because someone dangerous is coming. Otto calls himself the Superior Spider-Man? Norman Osborn, the Spider-Man of Earth-44145 you met in Spider-Geddon, begs to differ — and has some very creative ways to prove his true superiority! Norman is out to destroy everything. Does Otto stand a chance of stopping him? Does he even stand a chance at living through this?! Collecting issues #7-12. SEP190996

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #50 $3.99 Page 84
Ryan North and Derek Charm
This is it! After 58 issues (comics numbering is, dare we say: nuts), an OGN and a whole bunch of both eating nuts and kicking butts, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl reaches its 50th and final issue! When we say “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s final issue” though, we mean the *comic book*, not the character. Doreen Green will be fine! She’s fine! Or is she? Because in our previous issue it really seemed like things weren’t fine and since it’s our last issue maybe we’re feeling that since anything could happen then anything should happen! There’s only one way to find out, and you’re looking at a solicit text for it! Friendship, explosions, and friendships forged during explosions: it all comes down to this! SEP190936

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL POWERS OF A SQUIRREL $12.99 Page 149
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Eating nuts. Kicking butts. No ifs, ands or buts. Thanos. Fin Fang Foom. Deadpool. They have all fallen to her squirrel-based might — all completely, indisputably in canon. Now the Sciuridae super hero is about to face her biggest challenge yet: majoring in computer science at Empire State University! Oh, and also Galactus. But that college thing is the really hard bit. Can the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Doreen Green balance her studies with battling bad guys like Kraven the Hunter, Whiplash and — yes! — the Devourer of Worlds? And can she pull it all off without her new comp-sci friends seeing through her seemingly foolproof secret identity? With furry pal Tippy-Toe by her side and the best theme song in comics burrowing into your head, you’re about to find out why you just can’t beat Squirrel Girl! Collecting issues (2015A) #1-8. SEP191020

WEB OF BLACK WIDOW #3 $3.99 Page 63
Jody Houser and Stephen Mooney
When her secretive enemy gets the best of her, Natasha calls the one person who understands just how tangled a widow’s web can get: Yelena Belova. But a fellow Black Widow can’t save Natasha from the chains of her past. SEP190892

X-FORCE #1 & 2 DX $4.99 / $3.99 Page 6
Benjamin Percy and Joshua Cassara
The high price of a new dawn! X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world–one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there…yet. [Quentin Quire, aka Kid Omega] SEP190767

X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world–one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there…yet. SEP190767

September 27, 2019
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