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LGBTQ Previews October 2020 Part 1

It’s time to look ahead at comics, trades, and graphic novels coming in October and beyond! You’ll notice some books are marked as “resolicited” because a few publishers are playing catch up still from the shut down earlier in the year. Trung Le Nguyen’s YA graphic novel The Magic Fish published by Random House is the book that excites me the most this month! ACO’s art is always a favorite of mine so I’m also looking forward to  the artist collaborating with writer Peter Milligan on American Ronin coming from Artists Writers & Artisans (AWA).  For you Steven Universe stans there’s a coffee table book published by Abrams. Insight Editions has a David Bowie coloring book with art by Mike Allred as a follow up to its oversized biography drawn that came out in January. God, that seems like a life time ago.

Part two featuring Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, and Marvel is here!

The cover image this time around is a cropped version of the cover to the second volume of Scarlet Beriko’s Jealousy yaoi published by Sublime.  It’s actually a wraparound cover and you can see both halves here.

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

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Mirka Andolfo
The extraordinary talent of Mirka Andolfo brings to life a Heaven (and a Hell) filled with humor and lovable characters! Angelina, a voluptuous angel, and Damiano, a mischievous devil, are madly in love. But, while she does not intend to give in to temptation, he would very much like to… This is the tale of their bizarre and spicy daily life! A sex-positive–and incredibly funny–slice of life…full of angels, devils and gags! Mirka Andolfo’s Un/Sacred Vol 1 hardcover collects the hit series and includes a bonus section with cover gallery, sketches, and other behind-the-scenes material! AUG201030


Terry Moore
The Strangers In Paradise Omnibus Hardcover Edition is the Holy Grail of the Terryverse. Released in limited numbers in 2007, the 3 book box set sold out quickly, leaving many fans wishing they could get their hands on this rare edition, and now they can! This printing of the Omnibus features the entire series collected in two premium hard-covers totaling 2,128 pages with a blown-in signed bookplate in Volume One. The third hardcover is a full color Cover Gallery featuring every cover of the series and more. All three volumes are housed in a gorgeous slipcase. Don’t miss the second chance to own a legendary series in its finest collection! AUG201055 (OFFERED AGAIN)

Terry Moore
The Strangers In Paradise Omnibus softcover edition is back in print! This new printing of the Omnibus collects the entire series in two premium softcover volumes totaling 2,128 pages, housed in a gorgeous slipcase. Don’t miss this chance to own an affordable version of the definitive SIP collection! AUG201054 (OFFERED AGAIN)


Chris McDonnell and Rebecca Sugar
Steven Universe: End of an Era is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling behind-the-scenes companion book Steven Universe: Art & Origins. Showcasing new concept art, storyboards, background paintings, and exclusive interviews, End of an Era covers season four through to the critically acclaimed finale, “Change Your Mind,” and beyond. Fans can expect a special focus on creator and showrunner Rebecca Sugar’s elaborate process for creating the lore for the series. Steven Universe: End of an Era is a heartfelt send-off to one of the most progressive, imaginative, and beloved animated series of our time. AUG201044


PRINCELESS TP VOL 1 $11.99 Page 214
Jeremy Whitley and M Goodwin
Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her. However, on the night of her 16th-birthday, her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands! AUG201076 (OFFERED AGAIN)


Marguerite Bennett, Eric Gapstur, and Juan Doe
One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise…and they’re making an animal kingdom all their own. From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett with artwork by Eric Gapstur and Juan Doe, Animosity: Evolution is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world! Contains the entire ten issue series, plus the three-issue limited series, Animosity: The Rise. AUG201093

KILL A MAN OGN $17.99 Page 218
Steve Orlando and Philip Kennedy Johnson
As a child, James Bellyi watched his father die in the ring as payback for slurs thrown at the other fighter. Today, he’s a Mixed Martial Arts star at the top of his game, and one of the most popular fighters in the world…until he’s outed as gay in his title shot press con-ference. Abandoned overnight by his training camp, his endorsements, his fans and his sport, to regain his title shot Bellyi is forced to turn to the last person he ever wants to see again: Xavier Mayne, a gay, once-great fighter in his own right…and the man James once watched kill his father. A singular achievement from writers Steve Orlando and Phillip K. Johnson with art from Alec Morgan. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #4 (APR201449) AUG201081

LONELY RECEIVER #2 $3.99 Page 225
Zac Thompson and Jen Hickman
As she reels from a breakup with her phone, Catrin’s life spins out of control. Every-thing about her existence was connected to her partner. Now she has no money, no ID, and no way to engage with the world. She’s drifting alone in a sea of connection, except for the pair of disembodied eyes watching her. Set in the near future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, Lonely Receiver is a horror/breakup story in five parts. Written by Zac Thompson and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #4 (APR201452) AUG201090


ARCHIE & KATY KEENE TP $12.99 Page 242
Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta
There’s a new girl in Riverdale and she’s turning heads-and NOT everyone is happy about that! Who is Katy Keene and why is she so Insta-famous and beloved in Riverdale? And, moreover, why is she quickly becoming Archie’s biggest competition? Find out in this brand new collection from the creative team of writers Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta and artist Laura Braga! Collects the full four-issue Archie and Katy Keene mini-series. AUG201174

RIVERDALE DIARIES HC VOL 1 HELLO BETTY $24.99 (HC) / $12.99 (SC) Page 244
Sarah Kuhn and J Bone
Sarah Kuhn and J. Bone deliver an authentic and funny tale of middle-school life as they reimagine the iconic gang from Riverdale into contemporary middle-grade students. Full of lively dialogue and stunningly hilarious art, the dynamics of friendship and school struggles are as classic as the characters themselves–and fresh and engaging for today’s readers. AUG201181 (HC)/ AUG201182 (SC)

Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish
Now that Sabrina knows the mysteries of Savoir Faire, will she be able to use this tool at her disposal for good-or will she unearth horrors beyond even her wildest imagination? AUG201171 (Fish cover) / AUG201172 (Sweeney Boo cover) Want the tpb version?


AMERICAN RONIN #1 $3.99 Page 252
Peter Milligan and ACO
War is over, democracy an illusion, real power now lies not with nation states but huge corporations engaged in a silent war for global domination. Their number one weapon: highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives trained since childhood to pledge their allegiance to the corporate flag. But what happens when one such operative breaks free of his mental chains and decides to bring the whole system down? Can one “Ronin” make a difference? AUG201214

ARCHANGEL 8 TP $9.99 Page 251
Michael Moreci and C. P. Smith
In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. Principal among God’s legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without God’s sanction, he faces the enemy on his own terms, and shows just how bad good can be. AUG201211


Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez
The conflict brewing between Buffy and Kendra has finally come to a head! With multiple allies injured, the two Slayers feel they can no longer compromise-which is the perfect opportunity for the new Big Bad to make his move. AUG200991

FAITHLESS II #4 $3.99 Page 189
Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet
If you’re going through Hell, keep going. AUG200978

FIREFLY #21 $3.99 Page 196
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
The Blue Sun Rising event continues! The Blue Sun Corporation has launched their new line of high-tech robots designed to help local law enforcement, and they already have their electronic eye on a new target-the Chang-Benitez Gang! Mal wants to help his former crew on Serenity, but can they trust him while he still wears the badge? AUG201001

GHOSTED IN LA TP VOL 3 $14.99 Page 202
Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan
GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace and illustrator Siobhan Keenan conclude the acclaimed series that proves true love and friendship never dies! Daphne Walters’ life is complicated enough, living at Rycroft Manor with her ghostly friends and trying to figure out why everyone in LA is always 30 minutes late for everything important. So it’s totally the perfect time for Daphne to lose one of her new friends, for the mystery of the ghost behind the basement door to be revealed, and for Daphne to decide her entire future, right? And did we forget to mention that Daphne’s former roommate Michelle plans to exorcise the friendly ghosts from Rycroft? Yeah, there’s that too. Collects issues #9-12. AUG201028

Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote
For fans of Bloom and Spinning, critically-acclaimed writer Gabby Rivera  adapts her bestselling novel alongside artist Celia Moscote in an unforgettable queer coming-of-age story exploring race, identity and what it means to be true to your amazing self. Even when the rest of the world doesn’t understand. Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan to figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian and out. And that starts with the perfect mentor — Harlowe Brisbane, a feminist author who will surely help Juliet find her best self. There’s just one problem — Harlowe’s white, not from the Bronx and doesn’t have the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem, but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan. AUG200966

LUMBERJANES #74 $6.99 Page 201
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Kanesha C. Bryant, Julia Madrigal
End of Summer part two! The Lumberjanes are scattered across Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types as the dark force called the Grey is on a path for their camp! But with Ripley stuck in an alternate dimension to find her dinosaur, will the ‘Janes rally in time? AUG201025

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 16 $14.99 Page 201
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and AnneMarie Rogers
Mal wants to learn to be braver, but when she recruits Ripley to help her face her fears, she ends up somewhere she really should be afraid of-the Land of Lost Things, a pocket universe where dinosaurs still roam the earth, and time doesn’t work the way it does at home. Stranded on her own in an alternate dimension, will Mal be able to find her way back home to camp? This New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award and GLAAD Award-winning series features danger, adventure, and life-long friendships! Get in on the fun with this brand-new adventure written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh and illustrated by talented newcomer AnneMarie Rogers. Collects issues #61-64. AUG201027

ONCE & FUTURE #12 $3.99 Page 197
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
The veil between the Otherworld and the human world is thin, and as the story changes around Duncan and Gran, each foe becomes harder to defeat…and predict. They may be holding the line, but enemies both new and old are closing in fast, and even Gran and Duncan may not be prepared for what’s next! AUG201006

SEVEN SECRETS #3 $3.99 Page 188
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
The only thing standing between Caspar and his dream of protecting one of the Secrets-and getting to know the mother who abandoned him-is the Trials. Caspar is pitted against the best and brightest of his generation, fighting for his life-but will it be worth the cost of winning? AUG200967

James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Erica’s gambit to save Archer’s Peak has failed. Now, the town is under the full control of the Order of St. George. And if the spread of the monsters can’t be contained, then the Order might move to eradicate the entire area. AUG201007

Sarah Gailey and Rii Abrego
Join Steven, Connie, Lars, all the Crystal Gems and more for all-new adventures in Beach City and beyond from writer Taylor Robbin and artist S.M. Mara! Can Peridot convince her friends that Camp Pining Hearts is the very best show ever-or is she the one who has to learn a lesson? Meanwhile, Lars encounters some new friends in outer space-but they’re not at all what he expected. While Greg and Bismuth try to “Fix” Beach City, they soon learn that not everyone shares their views. And can Steve & Connie survive a dangerous trip to…the library? Collects issues #33-36. AUG201029

UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #2 $3.99 Page 190
Dan Panosian and Marianna Ignazzi
Wilma is being courted by the Ravens, a group of witches who want her to join their coven. But Scarlet, the most popular girl in school, wants Wilma for herself. The Ravens say that Scarlet is dangerous, but everything will be fine-won’t it? AUG200975

WILLOW #4 $3.99 Page 204 Page 183
Mariko Tamaki and Natacha Bustos
Willow had discovered something rotten at the heart of Abhainn – and now her newfound friends may become her enemies! To escape with her life, Willow will tap into powers she never knew she had to save herself – and her soul. AUG200995

WYND #5 $4.99 Pages 189
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
It’s Wynd vs. the Bandaged Man! But if Wynd wants to save his friends, he’ll need to accept who he truly is – and the power that comes with being a Weirdblood. AUG200973


TYRANT FALLS IN LOVE VOL 11 $14.95 Page 358
Hinako Takanaga
“I always looked at his profile from here. It’s where he shouted at me, and where our eyes would suddenly meet was here. The place where we first kissed. That’s right, and on top of that, there’s only despair.” AUG201762


STRANGELANDS TP VOL 2 $14.99 Page 286
Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger, and Vincenzo Federici
A single touch could destroy the world, but if they can learn to control their powers they just might be able to save it.
Adam and Elakshi have been on the run from the authorities and an unkillable MI6 agent for months, with their only ally a mysterious benefactor known as “Kittyhawk.” But as the Lands start to discover her motivations may be far more earth-shattering than an embrace between the two of them, will they be willing to risk teaming up with Agent Hardman to save themselves–and maybe the world? Don’t miss the explosive finale!. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX AUG201426

STRANGELANDS TP VOL 1 $14.95 Page 288
Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger, and Guillermo Sanna
Love and chaos!? Meet Adam Land, an indigenous American, and Elakshi Land, a British-Asian. They have what some might call “a love-hate relationship.” They’d probably be better off without one another, except for the fact that they have superpowers that cause mass destruction whenever they are separated. Now, their greatest challenge is to stay together-even if it tears the world apart. Collects issues #1-4 of the Earth-shattering series! AUG201433 (OFFERED AGAIN)


Michael Allred
Inspired by his graphic novel Stardust and the work of David Bowie, this adult coloring book by Michael Allred will challenge and entertain any Bowie fan! AUG201435


HITORIJIME MY HERO VOL 9 $12.99 Page 360
Memeko Arii
A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Now a hit streaming anime! “I don’t like caramel sauce. I prefer something bitter…” Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: He’s found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all…and as their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole time. AUG201802

Naoko Takeuchi
Final volume! The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation! Ages 13 and up. Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each). AUG201807


Katie O’Neill, Steve Ellis, and Tyler Tinsley
“This all new stand-alone game is a followup to the award winning Tea Dragon Society Card Game. Choose from four new starting Tea Dragons, purchase X all new cards from the market, collect Growth and Victory tokens, and create new memories as you help Earl Grey, Ginger, Peppermint, and Hibiscus grow. Autumn Harvest can be played as a stand-alone game, or combined with the original game for even more fun., AUG201477


MAGIC FISH GN $16.99 (SC) / $26.99 (HC)
Trung Le Nguyen
Real life isn’t a fairytale. But Tien still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It’s hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tien, he doesn’t even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he’s going through? Is there a way to tell them he’s gay? A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a boy as he tries to navigate life through fairy tales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. AUG201538 (SC) / AUG201539 (HC)


Eleanor Crewes
Ellie always had questions about who she was and how she fit in. As a girl, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and found dating boys much more confusing than many of her friends did. As she grew older, so did her fears and a deep sense of unbelonging. From her first communion to her first girlfriend via swath of self denial, awkward encounters, and everyday courage, Ellie tells her story through gorgeous illustrations – a fresh and funny portrait of a young woman becoming herself. AUG201578


Kodama Naoko
A touching yuri romance about two women building a life together in rural Japan, by the bestselling creator of I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up! When Mayumi’s fiancee leaves her for another woman, Mayumi impulsively decides to move away and start over again by the seaside. Once there she meets Rin, a tough but kind single mother who runs the housing complex Seagull Villa. While the two women might not have a lot in common, they’re drawn to each other, and the relationship growing between them is deeper than they expected. Sail away on this tale of romance by the sea! AUG201971


HIS FAVORITE VOL 11 $12.99 Page 365
Suzuki Tanaka
Awkward Yoshida’s life got flipped upside down when the hottest guy in school started going out with him. Things should be easier for Yoshida now that his whole class knows about his relationship, but it’s never that simple with Sato as a boyfriend. The crazy couple are once again caught up in a lover’s quarrel, but is it over something completely silly again or are things getting a bit more serious this time? AUG201844

JEALOUSY VOL 2 $12.99 Page 365
Scarlet Beriko
Thanks to Uichi Rogi’s lies, his sugar daddy is dead and the object of his affection, yakuza head Akitora Oyamato, is bleeding out. Needing to lie low, Uichi and Akitora seek refuge in a gang safe house, where pain and pleasure quickly collide. But nothing in Uichi’s life is simple, and he soon finds himself naked and face-to-face with Akitora’s wife and infant son! AUG201845


Jody Houser and Roberta Ingranata
A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks! But things aren’t what they seem – time is all wrong, and something is coming that terrifies even the Daleks… Part of BBC’s highly anticipated multi-platform Doctor Who epic, Time Lord Victorious! A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks! But things aren’t what they seem – time is all wrong, and something is coming that terrifies even the Daleks… Part of BBC’s highly anticipated multi-platform Doctor Who epic, Time Lord Victorious!

Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, and Andrea Izzo
The adventures of Max, Chloe, and Rachel, from the hit game Life is Strange, continue into a new era! Time-rewinding photographer Max has spent the last couple of years in a reality parallel to her own. Lately, she realised she was running from her responsibilities… and from the Chloe she left. Now… there may be a way for her to get home. With the universe against her, it’s time for the coast-to-coast road trip of multiple lifetimes to find it – following the band The High Seas towards an uncertain destiny! AUG201613


Sakurako and Kasumi settle into their college life together, and as always, time flies by when they’re having fun! Already, they’re starting sophomore year along with their new friends Moka and Koruri, whose relationship has recently taken an exciting new turn. Meanwhile, it seems some of their younger friends from high school might be new faces at the same college very soon too! Follow the heartwarming, hilarious daily life of two college roommates in Volume 7 of this adorable four-panel style comic! Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #2 (FEB202171) AUG201850


SHADOW SERVICE #3 $3.99 Page 347
Cavan Scott and Corin Howell
The net tightens as Gina realises her closest ally works for the demonic forces that threaten her way of life. The time for running has passed, but can she trust her new teammates? And what will she risk to save the life of an innocent man?
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, AUG201715

Tim Seeley, Tini & Blake Howard, Dev Pramanik, and Nathan Gooden
When Prince Samantha calls in Cecily and Ali to investigate the murder of three Kindred, the two vampires must learn to trust one another fully if they’re going to solve the mystery-and keep their own secrets from the Camarilla. But when they discover that the killings could be linked to a dangerous old grudge, the case leads them to a new breed of enemy they never thought possible! AUG201723

WASTED SPACE #16 $3.99 Page 348
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
Legion’s cosmic origins revealed! AUG201722


BLUE FLAG VOL 4 $12.99 Page 383
Toma’s older brother, Seiya, asks Taichi to find out why Toma doesn’t want to go to college. On the day of Toma’s release from the hospital, Taichi still hasn’t found a way to broach the subject with Toma. Meanwhile, Futaba discovers Taichi’s birthday is coming up, and she decides to invite the group to a fireworks festival so they can all celebrate. AUG201898

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 25 $9.99 Page 378
Kouhei Horikoshi
Since the terrifying incident when Tomura’s Quirk manifested, only the greatest villain of them all, All For One, has been able to speak to the broken young boy’s heart. The consequences of that fateful meeting play out in the present as Tomura and Re-Destro, the leader of the Meta Liberation Army, battle for supremacy-and if it takes leveling a whole city to sort out who’s on top, so be it! AUG201875

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