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LGBTQ Previews October 2020 Part 2

Looking ahead to comics, trades, and graphic novels for October and beyond in some cases! Two mini series definitely going on my pull list are Steve Orlando and Davide Tinto’s Commanders In Crisis (Image) and the start of a crossover event between Locke & Key and Sandman (IDW)! DC has a Wonder Woman 1984 movie tie in comic! More Dawn Of X and other X related trades for the trade waiters out there!

That shirtless hunk up top is one of the Commanders In Crisis as drawn by David Talaski for an alternate cover. You can see more of Talaski’s erotic art on his tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram!

Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, indies, and manga 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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DARK HORSE

DRAWING LINES WOMEN CARTOONIST ANTHOLOGY HC $19.99 Page 97
Various
Showcasing stories from some of the comics’ greatest female creators, this anthology features stories that range from mainstream adventures to hilarious comic shorts to heart-wrenching autobiographical stories-in a new, larger size! Featuring over a dozen stories by top talents like New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, Eisner Award-winning illustrator Jill Thompson, Scary Godmother creator Colleen Doran, DC Comics creators Gail Simone and Joelle Jones, and many more! The original collection, now presented at full comics size! AUG200441

ELFQUEST STARGAZERS HUNT #4 $3.99 Page 94
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, and Sonny Strait
Skywise the stargazer is gone, lost within the vastness of trackless space. His daughter, the fabulous Jink, sets out on her own quest to find him and return him to the elves’ Star Home. She has no idea where or why he fled, but she knows where to begin her search for answers: the World of Two Moons, her father’s birthplace. Here the Wolfriders still make their forest abode, and here Jink hopes to find guidance from Skywise’s other daughter, Yun, not to mention Leetah and Cutter’s rambunctious second son. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #3 (MAR200312) AUG200435

NORSE MYTHOLOGY #1 $3.99 Page 78
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and various
#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life-Ragnarok. Having previously written about deities in American Gods and The Sandman, Gaiman teams with Russell to finally bring readers to follow the northern gods in their own setting in this comic book adaptation of the hit novel! Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #3 (MAR200264) AUG200377

ORVILLE LAUNCH DAY #2 $3.99 Page 91
David Goodman and David Cabeza
With Bortus on the bridge facing a standoff with the Krill, Gordon and John secreted aboard a moon-sized space station searching for clues about its seemingly sinister purpose, and Ed and Kelly on the planet’s surface investigating the impending “Launch Day,” time is about to run out for everyone in the system-including the Orville! Written by The Orville Executive Producer David A. Goodman! AUG200426

SPELL ON WHEELS VOL 2 JUST TO GET TO YOU $19.99 Page 94
Kate Leth and Megan Levens
The trio of Witches from Spell on Wheels return in this follow-up cross country collection!
The witches Andy, Claire, and Jolene find themselves back on the road traveling across the American Southwest when a mysterious dark force possesses Claire. Spells and confessions fly as the group confronts phantoms, cryptids, and personal drama.
As they make their way along the I-10 toward the elusive presence possessing Claire, they discover you can’t go home again, not really, and they’re running out of time. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #1 (JAN200352) AUG200433

STRANGER THINGS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONESHOT $3.99 Page 84
Michael Moreci and Todor Hristov
It’s Halloween night in Hawkins, Indiana and Will, Mike, Lucas and Dustin gather in Castle Byers to eat candy and scare each other with a spooky story, revealing the quaint town’s deepest kept secret: the Child Eater of Hawkins. Comic tie-in with Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things! Takes place six days before season 1 begins! AUG200394

STRANGER THINGS SCIENCE CAMP #2 $3.99 Page 85
Jody Houser and Edgar Salazar
Terror has struck Camp Know Where! A camp counselor has disappeared in the night with no clue but a distant scream. Suspicions arise, and as Dustin inadvertently passes the acid test to become the cool kid at camp, he must balance his newfound popularity with the rising tensions and try not to get his wires crossed with other campers. AUG200398

DC

DC discontinued a print catalog in favor of an online edition. You can find it on DC’s site.

AMETHYST #6 $3.99 Page 42
Amy Reeder
With all her family’s secrets and misdeeds laid bare, Princess Amethyst wrestles not only with the dark legacy she’s inherited, but with the combined forces of Lord Opal and the Diamond Court, who seek to destroy young Amy for the crimes of her house. In the end, Amethyst must make a choice that could cost her everything-including her powers. The spectacular adventure concludes in this breathtaking issue! 0820DC077

AQUAMAN #64 $3.99 Page 43
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Miguel Mendonca
Wedding bells? More like wedding hells, as Mera’s nuptials ignite a war across the Seven Kingdoms. Arthur, Orm, the Trench, Xebel, and more battle not just for the crown but for the future of Atlantis and beyond. Stuffed to the gills with characters and action, this all-out undersea brawl will leave readers gasping for air! 0820DC078

BATGIRL #50 $3.99 Page 11
Cecil Castellucci, Emanuela Lupacchino, Marguerite Sauvage, and Aneke
Series finale! All good things must come to an end, as we wrap up this run of Batgirl with one final oversized celebratory issue! In the aftermath of ‘The Joker War,’ Gotham is left in pieces that need to be picked up by Barbara and Alejo’s team-but is Gotham a city worth saving anymore, and how much longer does our girl have it in her to keeping fighting for it as Batgirl? Then, if Barbara is to ever give her relationship with Jason a chance, she knows she has to face him and finally make amends with the act that crippled him. 0820DC014

BATMAN #100 & #101 $3.99 Pages 6 & 8
James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez, and Guillem March
‘The Joker War’ comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life-it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses-shattering conclusion of ‘The Joker War’ come a pair of short stories that will chart what’s to come in Gotham City and Batman. Don’t miss the first showdown between Batman and Clownhunter! 0820DC001

A new day dawns in Gotham and the horrors of ‘The Joker War’ are just being realized. A bold new direction for Batman begins as Bruce Wayne’s circumstances are forever changed. How did the Joker’s rampage affected the citizens of the city? And why does Cole Cash-a.k.a.-Grifter, now work for Lucius Fox?! 0820DC005

BATMAN THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BATMEN OMNIBUS HC $150.00 Page 72
James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Steve Orlando, Tom King Tim Seeley, Christopher Sebela, Eddy Barrows, Javier Fernandez, Marcio Takara, Riley Rossmo, and more
Batman may be a loner, but he can’t always do it alone. In this oversize hardcover collection, current Batman writer James Tynion IV is joined by an all-star team of artists as someone targets Batman’s allies in Gotham City-young, untested heroes who model themselves after the Dark Knight but don’t have his training or resources. With the help of Batwoman, the Caped Crusader recruits these young vigilantes, training them to be a team worthy of Gotham’s biggest threats. Red Robin, Spoiler, Orphan, and Clayface are the first heroes to get recruited. But can a team inspired by Batman and trained by Batwoman take on an entire anti-vigilante army? Or will Batman’s vision of a team of Bat-heroes go down in flames? And as Cassandra Cain and Azrael join, can this team withstand the threat of the Order of St. Dumas? Or will inner conflict doom this alliance? Collects Detective Comics #934-981 and pages from issue #1000, Detective Comics Annual #1, Batman #7-8, and Nightwing #5-6. 0820DC129

CATWOMAN #25 $5.99 Page 12
Ram V and Fernando Blanco
In the aftermath of ‘The Joker War,’ Selina Kyle has taken up residence in Alleytown. But when she finds that her old stomping grounds have been taken over by drug-running mobsters, she hatches a plan to take the town back! However, unbeknownst to her, she is being tracked by a terrifying new foe: a hit man in priest’s clothing known only as Father Valley, who carries a bag of bibles around as trophies from each of his victims. Will she be able to loosen the mafia’s stranglehold on her, new hometown or become another victim to Father Valley’s sacred oath? 0820DC016

DCEASED DEAD PLANET #4 $3.99 Page 31
Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Gigi Baldassini
Time is running out for the Justice League to unlock the Anti-Life cure as they face a deadly new threat on Earth-in addition to the billions of the undead! Their final desperate attempt at finding the cure will take them off-planet for the greatest heist in the history of New Genesis! 0820DC054 / 0820DC056 (Inhuyk Lee cover)

DC THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED #1 $9.99 Page 22
Saladin Ahmed, Alyssa Wong, Ken Porter, John Arcudi, Marv Wolfman, Riley Rossmo, Travis Moore, Mike Perkins, Leonardo Manco, and more writers and artists
It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC Universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take down a shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team-up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples. 0820DC029

FAR SECTOR #8 $3.99 Page 51
NK Jemisin and Jamal Campbell
While still processing her feelings about Councilor Marth, Jo tracks down the ‘riders’ who killed Averrup Thorn, and gets the first hint of what’s really going on beneath the surface of the City Enduring. Reporting to the Council, Jo is disgusted to realize she’s facing the same kind of callous, responsibility-avoiding bureaucracy as back home on Earth. 0820DC093

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #27 $3.99 Page 57
Ram V and Amancay Nahuelpan
Welcome to the Other Place, where the Upside-Down Man rules without equal, and where all the odds are bleakly stacked in his favor. Wonder Woman will tap into the darkest recesses of power, but can she control it? What sleight of mind will Zatanna reveal to her greatest villain, and what sacrifice (or three!) must be made? This issue features a battle so costly that the team’s roster will be forever changed. 0820DC105

LEGEND OF THE SWAMP THING HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1 $5.99 Page
Tom King, James Tynion IV, Ram V, Vita Ayala, Phillip Kennedy, Mike Perkins, Christian Ward, Emma Rios, Dominke “Domo: Stanton, and more
It’s Halloween, and DC invites you to welcome Swamp Thing to your witching-hour festivities. In this 48-page collection of all-new stories, the Guardian of the Green reveals past lives and the unforgettable horrors that befall those who cross his path. From ancient Rome to present day, Swamp Thing stalks these ghostly and ghastly tales-all of which are best read by the light of a jack-o’-lantern! 0820DC030

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #9 $3.99 Page 59
Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook
A grudge that has endured 1,000 years! The unstoppable behemoth Rogol Zaar has survived the millennium to haunt Jonathan Kent where he least expected it! It’s a menace so terrible the Legion of Super-Heroes may not survive. Was this the challenge Brainiac 5 predicted? Is the Legion up to the task? Plus, who is dating whom in the 31st century? Another searing chapter in the far-flung future of the DC Universe, courtesy of Bendis, Sook, and von Grawbadger!, 0820DC109 [Hopeful to see some LGBTQ Legionnaires again!]

LOIS LANE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE $29.99 Page 81
Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins
She uncovered the most dangerous secret in the DC Universe…now she just has to prove it! After a press briefing at the White House-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman’s life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Bestselling writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Mike Perkins team up for a tale of conspiracy, intrigue, and murder that tests the limits of tough-as-nails investigative journalist Lois Lane. As the mystery deepens, the Question hunts the people responsible for an attempt on the reporter’s life. But do they want her dead because of what she knows or to stop her from finding out more? Collects Lois Lane #1-12. [Features Renee Montoya.] 0820DC142

NIGHTWING #75 $5.99 Page 13
Dan Jurgens, Travis Moore, and Ronan Cliquet
In the wake of ‘The Joker War,’ Nightwing is back-but is he back for good? And does he remember Bea? With the help of Batman, Batgirl, his Teen Titans friends, and even Alfred, Nightwing must decide for himself which path to take. Then, when KGBeast discovers Nightwing is still alive, his street credibility is on the line if he doesn’t go to finish the job he started when he tried to kill Nightwing…and missed! Nightwing better watch his back is he wants to be back for good! 0820DC018

Suicide Squad #10

SUICIDE SQUAD #10 $4.99 Page 64
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
The world knows Ted Kord as Blue Beetle, superhero. But the members of Task Force X know him as something else entirely-the violent and vindictive puppet master who rigged them to blow. With Deadshot murdered and Kord finally at their mercy, will the Suicide Squad get their revenge once and for all? 0820DC117

SUPERGIRL VOL 3 INFECTIOUS $24.99 Page 84
Jody Houser, Marc Andreyko, Rachel Stott, Eduardo Pansica, and others
Supergirl…the Infected! In protecting Superman, Supergirl becomes infected by a virus created by the Batman Who Laughs, turning her into the twisted Dark Multiverse version of herself. Batman and Superman enlist the help of Wonder Woman to bring Kara back peacefully, but is it too late to save her? And if Supergirl is able to return to her old self, can she hope to redeem herself after putting Smallville in danger? Collects Supergirl #34-42, Supergirl Annual #2, and a story from Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1. 0820DC146

TEEN TITANS #46 $3.99 Page 65
Robbie Thompson and Eduardo Pansica
With Damian Wayne renouncing his role as Robin and leaving the Teen Titans behind, Jon Kent returns from the future and the Legion of Super-Heroes to ask the remaining Titans some tough questions about his best friend. And when Superboy asks questions-he demands answers. 0820DC119

WONDER WOMAN #764 & 765 $3.99 Pages 35 & 36
Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh
Wonder Woman and Max Lord are on the hunt for some missing and extremely dangerous weaponry from Lord Industries, and the search has brought this unlikely duo to…Miami? Fun in the sun will have to wait-because if Diana and Max can’t uncover this illegal arms trade, the entire city could be blown sky high! But we’re sure Max Lord will be nothing but helpful, right? 0820DC061

The invisible jet is going down-look out below! On a mission to the heart of super-villain-occupied Zandia, Wonder Woman is stopped dead in her tracks by a turf war that’s turning deadlier by the minute. After a heated consult with the Justice League, Diana finds herself on her own with the supposedly reformed Max Lord to complete her mission-and to make matters worse, each side is using Lord Industries’ stolen tech to turn their forces into mind-warping super-armies! Who shot down Diana’s stealthy ride? The answer will make you dizzy. 0820DC064 / 0820DC066 (Wonder Woman 1984 movie cover)

WONDER WOMAN 1984 #1 $3.99 Page 37
Anna Obropta, Louise Simonson, Steve Pugh, Bret Blevins, and Marguerite Sauvage
In these tales that tie in to the upcoming Warner Bros. movie Wonder Woman 1984, when a failed burglary attempt causes a hostage situation at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Diana Prince is forced to leave her teenage tour group behind so that Wonder Woman can save the day! But will Wonder Woman be able to bring 10 gunmen to justice and get back to her tour group in time? And in a second story, it’s the eighties, and greed is good-as long as you already have it all! Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor hunt down the reckless mastermind who makes the ultimate power move by stealing Diana’s golden lasso! 0820DC067 (Nicola Scott cover) / 0820DC068 (Eisenberg Rooster Teeth cover)

VERTIGO/ YOUNG ANIMAL

DREAMING WAKING HOURS #3 $3.99 Page 50
G. Willow Wilson and Nick Robles
In the waking world, Ruin and the fallen cherub Jophiel have teamed up with the sorceress Heather After to try to pull Lindy out of the Dreaming, and home to her newborn daughter…but they’d better work fast. Lindy’s mind is rapidly disintegrating as she reckons with thousands of possibilities for who Shakespeare really was, each one alive and walking around in front of her-and if she can’t keep it together, then she’ll be lost forever! 0820DC092

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #11 $3.99 Page 56
Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell
A message from Clem Thurso, the most virulently bigoted politician in the UK, unexpectedly sends John on a journey deep into the heart of occult evil-and down into a chamber below Parliament where something truly unspeakable waits. 0820DC104

IDW/ TOP SHELF

CANTO II HOLLOW MEN #3 $3.99 Page 119
David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
The calm before the storm. Canto and his friends take what they found in the town of the Hollow Men with them on their quest, though wonder if it’s worth what they left behind. With a monster pursuing them and their own ticking clocks against them, the Tins must seek what refuge they can as they move forward to their goal. AUG200564

LOCKE & KEY IN PALE BATTALIONS GO #3 $3.99 Page 123
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
Jonathan Locke uses the power of the Anywhere Key to flee the slaughter in Ypres and return to Keyhouse. But now the door is open between Flanders Fields and Lovecraft, Massachusetts and the sinister Oberlutenant Eric Murnau has led a small band through to claim the magical keys for Germany! AUG200568

LOCKE & KEY SANDMAN HELL & GONE #0 $3.99 Page 122
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming! The Sandman Universe crossover begins here, with this specially priced re-introduction of the storylines and characters who populate next month’s landmark event series. First, in the Eisner-winning Locke & Key tale, “Open the Moon,” meet Chamberlin Locke, patriarch of the Locke family, whose Moon Key began to unlock the events of this event series. Next, journey with the Lord of Dreams to Lucifer’s domain in the chapter of Sandman’s epic “Season of Mists” storyline that sees the Key to Hell change hands in a most momentous way. And join IDW and DC Comics next month for Locke & Key: Hell & Gone #1 by L&K co-creators Hill and Rodriguez! AUG200567

MARVEL ACTION CHILLERS #1 & 2 $3.99 Page 112
Jeremy Whitley and Sweeney Boo
The chilling grip of the ancient Darkhold threatens the Marvel heroes, and it’s up Doctor Strange and Ironheart to save the day… but there’s more to this terrifying mystery, as our heroes follow the twisted trail the Darkhold leaves behind, discovering its lost stories, full of scares and thrills!
Jeremy Whitley pens the four spooky stories in this bi-weekly event, all drawn by a bone-chilling gathering of eerie artists! First: Strange and Ironheart learn of the spine-tingling time Iron Man and Captain America faced a horrifying post-modern prometheus! AUG200543

Doctor Strange and Ironheart’s search for the secrets of the Darkhold lead to another chilling tale of fright, as they uncover the secret tale of teenage monster slayer Elsa Bloodstone coming up against a werewolf… in Captain America’s clothing! Part two of this frightfully thrilling bi-weekly event!
AUG200545

STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #16 $3.99 Page 134
Jody Houser and Silvia Califano
Election season is in full swing across the Federation, and even though it seems ridiculous, Harry Mudd is rising to the top of the polls! The crew of the Enterprise suspects that there’s more to Mudd’s game than just wanting to do his civic duty, and their investigation will uncover a rot that threatens the entire Federation from the inside. The final voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue with the amazing crew of writer Jody Houser and artist Silvia Califano! AUG200591

STAR WARS ADVENTURES $3.99 Page 114
Michael Moreci, Shane McCarthy, Ilias Kyriazis, and Nick Brokenshire
Between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, Poe and Finn have taken Rey to a remote planet to continue her Jedi training. But they’re surprised to find that the First Order’s reach extends far and wide. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #4 (APR200739) AUG200548

STAR WARS ADVENTURES CLONE WARS BATTLE TALES $14.99 Page 115
Michael Moreci, Derek Charm & Various
Return to a time of great upheaval in the galaxy, the final years of the Republic, in this anthology based on the beloved animated series! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padme Amidala, General Grievous, and many more! AUG200555

TMNT ONGOING #110 $3.99 Page 127
Sophie Campbell and Jodie Nishijima
Raphael and Alopex come face to face with a new group of mutant bikers intent on doing things their own way. Will the Road Hogs be friend or foe? AUG200577

IMAGE

BLACK MAGICK #15 $3.99 Page 61
Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott
“Ascension I,” part four. Dissent among the forces of Hell, and a revolt within the order of witch-hunters, deepen the peril surrounding Rowan Black and the people she loves. Wild-card assassins and renegade demons enter the field, and a centuries-old conflict threatens to become a free-for-all melee. AUG200332

BLUE IN GREEN GN $17.99 Page 46
Ram V and Anand Rk
The dark and haunting portrayal of a young musician’s pursuit of creative genius–the monstrous nature of which threatens to consume him as it did his predecessor half a century ago. From creators Ram V and Anand RK, Blue In Green is an exploration of ambitions, expectations, and the horrific depths of their spiraling pursuit. AUG200050

COMMANDERS IN CRISIS #1 $3.99 Page 42
Steve Orlando and Davide Tinto
The last survivors of the Multiverse live among us under new, superheroic identities, five survivors of doomed worlds…taking a second chance to ensure our world lives on. A new twist on strange superhero comics, with a bleeding-edge eye on the modern moment, Commanders In Crisis follows in the footsteps of Doom Patrol and Thunderbolts as five unexpected heroes come together to solve a murder unlike any other. The victim? Compassion itself…This is ideacide! A new series by acclaimed writer Steve Orlando and artist Davide Tinto, an intense, weird action thriller reminding us about the importance of compassion and hope in the present moment, and putting fists to faces along the way! AUG200037 / AUG200041 (David Talaski cover)

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #2 $3.99 Page 64
James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds
Cole Turner has spent most of his life suppressing false memories of Satanic ritual abuse at his preschool. Now, he’s the newest recruit of the Department of Truth…and he just found out those false memories might be truer than he thinks. James Tynion IV & Martin Simmonds continue their breakout conspiracy thriller! AUG200339

DIE #14 $3.99 Page 64
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
“The Great Game” part four.
“Hey, Stephanie, shall we do Die’s take on the big battles in Return of the King?”
“Sure thing, Kieron. Can you add some big emotional messy beats to the visual splendor?”
“Sure thing!” AUG200341

GETTING IT TOGETHER #1 $4.99 Page 44
Sina Grace, Omar Spahi, Jenny Fine & Various
Series premiere! Newcomer artist Jenny D Fine shines alongside writer Sina Grace and co-creator Omar Spahi in the all-new modern dramedy you didn’t know you needed! Sam and Jack are best friends, and Sam is dating Lauren, Jack’s indie rocker sister and roommate. When Sam and Lauren open up their long-term relationship, skyrocketing tensions send social shockwaves through their friend group and the entire Bay Area. And Jack, caught in the middle of it all, may be forced to take sides in a conflict he never wanted to be a part of. Life gets pretty messy when you’re in your 20s and your friends are your family. Resolicited. from Previews Vol. XXX #4 (APR200053) AUG200047

NOMEN OMEN #10 $3.99 Page 70
Marco B. Bucci and Jacopo Camagni
“Wicked Game” part five. End of story arc. The second act in this urban fantasy tale reaches its shocking finale! The Traitors’ conspiracy will hit King Taranis where it hurts most. But not everything goes according to plan. And that’s putting it lightly, trust us. AUG200360

RAT QUEENS #22 $3.99 Page 72
Ryan Ferrier, Moritat and Casey Silver
“The God Dilemma” part two. No gods. No rules. All problems. Business is booming for our heroes-for-hire, but the dissolution of an ancient treaty has put Palisade in the crosshairs of a monster squad with an appetite for long nights, party fights, and wolf bites! Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #3 (MAR200247) AUG200365

MARVEL

DOCTOR APHRA #5 $3.99 Page 70
Alyssa Wong and Marika Cresta
Power to rule the galaxy? Ronen Tagge has the legendary Rings of Vaale. Will he destroy the priceless artifacts or fall to their temptation? If they truly give him the power to rival the Emperor, what hope do Aphra and crew have to stop him? AUG200725

CHAMPIONS #1 $3.99 Page 61
Eve Ewing and Simone Di Meo
The Champions return in troubled times! A law is passed that goes against everything Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man founded the Champions for. But the world still needs heroes, even if the world doesn’t want them right now. After Ms. Marvel makes an unexpected and emotional announcement that her team won’t go down without a fight, a group of teen vigilantes gathers to plan their next move. But the C.R.A.D.L.E. task force is hot on their trail, and there’s a spy in their midst. Eve L. Ewing and Simone Di Meo team up for a dramatic new era of Champions that will define Marvel’s teen heroes for years to come! AUG200714

DAWN OF X VOL 10 $17.99 Page 93
Gerry Duggan, Jonathan Hickman, Benjamin Percy, Tini Howard, Stefano Caselli, Rod Reis, Russell Dauterman, and others
The Dawn of X is full of dangers! As a nightmare becomes real for the New Mutants, Nightcrawler leads an eerie mission into the unknown! Meanwhile, Mister Sinister finds a use for Krakoa’s troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child, Empath, Nanny, Orphan-Maker, Psylocke…and Havok?! They’re the team you’re going to hate to love! Wolverine faces a combined assault from Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth and Doctor Cornelius — but the Flower Cartel might have enlisted his worst foe of all! The X-Men have their hands full with some cosmic heavy hitters — the Brood, the Shi’ar Imperial Guard and the Starjammers! And London is burning! As Britain goes to war with Krakoa, its Captain is faced with her hardest decision yet! Collecting X-Force (2019) #10, Excalibur (2019) #9, Giant Six X-Men: Nightcrawler (2020) #1, Hellions (2020) #1 and New Mutants (2019) #9. AUG200750

DAWN OF X VOL 9 $17.99 Page 93
Gerry Duggan, Jonathan Hickman, Benjamin Percy, Tini Howard, Stefano Caselli, Rod Reis, Russell Dauterman, and others
The Dawn of X continues to amaze! Magma returns to Nova Roma, leading a crew of young mutants to answer an urgent distress call! A small attack on Krakoa grows into something much bigger, thanks to the villainous Yellowjacket! Can Captain Kate’s crew of Marauders swat him before his sting pays off? Nathan Summers, the young Cable, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion…so why not start now? The New Mutants are back from space, and they’ve brought intergalactic trouble for the X-Men! Excalibur chart a new mission — and their destination is the Starlight Citadel! And in the heart of South America, X-Force fi nds a growing problem that threatens to destroy everything they’ve built! Collecting New Mutants (2019) #8, Marauders (2019) #9, Cable (2020) #1, X-Men (2019) #8-9 and X-Force (2019) #9. AUG200749

EMPYRE $34.99 Page 81
Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Pepe Larraz, R B Silva, Valerio Schiti, and Sean Izaakse
An intergalactic event that will reshape the Marvel Universe! Old allies make a distress call to the Avengers with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out humanity. Meanwhile, in the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War — and a long-hidden Elder of the Universe stands revealed! With the Kree and Skrulls united under a new emperor, their war fleet charts a course — for Earth! The Avengers are ready to fight, while the FF seek a diplomatic solution. But if they can’t work together, the world may not survive. Either way, both teams will be tested as never before! The new Marvel Space Age begins here! Collecting Empyre #0: Avengers, Empyre #0: Fantastic Four, Empyre #1-6, Empyre Aftermath: Avengers and Empyre Fallout: Fantastic Four. AUG200742

EMPYRE LORDS OF EMPYRE $17.99 Page 80
Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira, Alex Paknadel, Gerry Duggan, Manuel Garcia, Alex Lins, Thomas Nachlik, and Greg Smallwood
Destiny in the stars! Emperor Dorrek VIII is the son of Kree hero Mar-Vell and the Skrull Princess Anelle. For years, he lived on Earth as the heroic Young Avenger called Hulkling, evading the clutches of both bloodthirsty empires. But his long-avoided destiny has caught up to him, and now Hulkling must take the throne! Elsewhere, the young Cotati called Quoi faces his hour of ascension! Will he become the Celestial Messiah, the role he was prophesied to play — or will his mother, Mantis, stand in his way? Plus: The Avenger called Swordsman may be long dead, but his shadow looms large across the galaxy! And in South America, Conan finds himself targeted by slavers from beyond the stars — and only Venom can help him avoid a grisly fate! Collecting Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling, Celestial Messiah and Swordsman; and Empyre: Savage Avengers. AUG200740

EXCALIBUR #13 $3.99 Page 8
Tini Howard and R B Silva
X or Swords part 9. Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul. 0820DC066 / AUG200625 (Alex Ross Nightcrawler version)

EXCALIBUR VOL 2 $17.99 Page 83
Tini Howard, Wilton Santos, and Marcus To
Captain Britain, Gambit, Rogue, Jubilee and Rictor are the new Excalibur! Together they’re about to face an old foe! Only this time they are the hunters – and the Warwolves are the game! The team has just been baptized by fire in a bloody and brutal struggle against Morgan Le Fay – and though Otherworld, the source of Captain Britain’s power, has been liberated from Morgan’s magical clutches, many threats remain! Excalibur begins a journey to the mystical Starlight Citadel – but why is London burning behind them? When the Citadel commits an act of war, Excalibur must respond! Torn between Otherworld, Britain and Krakoa, Betsy Braddock will make her hardest decision yet. And deep in Otherworld, Apocalypse forges ahead toward his ultimate goal. Collecting Excalibur (2019) #7-11. APR201091

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 #3.99 Page 58
Al Ewing and Marcio Takara
The new age of space is here! In the wake of Empyre, the political map of the galaxy has been redrawn – which means it’s time for a nice, peaceful diplomatic conference. As the new ambassador for the Utopian Kree, Marvel Boy made a solemn promise to be on his best behavior so how come his fellow diplomats are being murdered one by one – and it looks like he’s the killer? AUG200709

IMMORTAL HULK #38 & 39 $3.99 Page 46
Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
He’s been chained. He’s been suppressed. He doesn’t even know if he’s real. But something is reaching through the Green Door. It wants to hurt Bruce Banner. And when you hurt Banner the Devil Hulk takes it personally. [One of the supporting cast is trans.] AUG200690

Some time ago, an outside force entered Bruce Banner’s system. The Devil says it’s the Green Scar. The Green Scar says it’s the Devil. Maybe they’re both right or both wrong, but only one of them can be the Immortal. AUG200693

MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #15 $3.99 Page 62
Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
The anti-teen-hero task force, C.R.A.D.L.E., is scouring Jersey City to apprehend its young protector, Ms. Marvel. But C.R.A.D.L.E. isn’t the only problem on Kamala’s plate – several of her family members support the new law, and if they discover her secret identity, it’s game over for Ms. Marvel. MAR200928

MARAUDERS #13 $3.99 Page 4
Vita Ayala and Matteo Lolli
X of Swords part 5. A secret flight. A long journey. A Thief and a Queen. AUG200611 / AUG200614 (Alex Ross Iceman cover)

MARAUDERS VOL 2 $17.99 Page 83
Gerry Duggan and Stefano Caselli
A life on the ocean waves! As Verendi’s plans against Krakoa grow, Captain Kate Pryde and her seafaring Marauders find themselves missing something vital – and it’s about to cause Storm and Emma Frost to come to blows! Meanwhile, a very small attack on the new mutant nation is quickly growing into something much bigger thanks to the size-changing Yellowjacket! Can the crew swat him before his sting succeeds? To prevail, the Marauders must set their sights on the power-dampening technology that seems to have made its way into far too many human hands – most notably, the Russian Army. The Hellfire Trading Company’s wrath will be swift and harsh! But tragedy is about to strike – and soon, all of Krakoa will be reeling from an unthinkable, and perhaps insurmountable, death! Collecting Marauders #7-11. APR201090

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #19 $3.99 Page 23
Saladin Ahmed and Carmen Nunez Carnero
Even if Miles lives he dies! No one knows the full consequences when worlds collide: Are there aftershocks, echoes, doubles? Miles is already battling a man who shares his name. What does it mean when he finds someone with his face in his family living room? Was this clone made or born? And which Miles will survive this saga? APR200992

NEW MUTANTS VOL 1 $17.99 Page 88
Ed Brisson, Flaviano, and Marco Failla
The future comes knocking! With the original New Mutants off in space, the rest of the youth of Krakoa begin to take initiative and craft the tomorrow they want to live in. Armor leads an outreach party, seeking young mutants who have chosen not to come to Krakoa — beginning with Beak, Angel and their family! But what starts as a simple visit to check in on old friends goes dangerously wrong! In the face of a terrible tragedy, the New Mutants must soldier on despite the pain — but reality itself is beginning to betray them, and they’re losing hope quickly. Helping young mutants in crisis is becoming downright nightmarish. Can the New Mutants find a way to strike back and preserve a Krakoan future for all young mutants? Collecting New Mutants (2019) #3-4, #6 and #8-12. AUG200746

SHURI WAKANDA FOREVER $12.99 Page 109
Nnedi Okorafor, Vita Ayala, Leonardo Romero, Paul Davidson, and Rachel Stott
The Black Panther’s techno-genius sister stars in her own incredible adventures! T’Challa has disappeared, and Wakanda expects Shuri to lead their great nation in his absence! But she’s happiest in a lab surrounded by her inventions. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them down! So it’s time for Shuri to rescue her brother yet again — with a little help from Storm, Rocket Raccoon and Groot! But what happens when her outer-space adventure puts Africa at risk from an energy-sapping alien threat? Then, Shuri heads to America to investigate a lead, with Ms. Marvel and Miles “Spider-Man” Morales along for the ride! But with her people in peril, will Shuri embrace her reluctant destiny and become the Black Panther once more? Prepare for a hero like you’ve never seen before! Collecting Shuri #1-10. AUG200762

STRANGE ACADEMY #4 $3.99 Page 63
Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos
Tag, you’re it! The students at the Strange Academy blow off their homework for the craziest game of tag ever. Every door of Strange Academy holds a surprise – one takes you to Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, another to Weirdworld, another to Asgard; and some doors’ destinations are unknown even to Strange himself. The students plan on stepping through every door, and at least one of the students will bear some significant consequences of their actions. AUG200716

X-FORCE #13 $3.99 Page 3
Benjamin Percy and Viktor Bogdanovic
X of Swords part four. Stealth. The power within. The burden of knowledge. AUG200609

X-MEN #13 $3.99 Page 9
Jonathan Hickman and Mahmud Asrar
X of Swords part 10. Lessons. Longing. What has begun cannot be undone. AUG200628

X-MEN VOL 2 $15.99 Page 91
Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, and Mahmud Asrar
Mutants are forever! The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Homo superior. No longer can humans’ hate and fear take mutants’ lives from them. But what else has it changed? What does the Crucible mean for the souls of mutantkind? Meanwhile, the New Mutants are back from space — and they’ve brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Starjammers! The Shi’ar Imperial Guard! But what do they all want? And as the events of Empyre are felt on Earth, the Summers family finds that some unexpected new neighbors have moved in next to their Krakoan home on the moon! All that plus…the trees are killing the children?! You’ll have to see it to believe it! Red-hot writer Jonathan Hickman continues his stunning reinvention of the X-Men! Collecting X-Men (2019) #7-11. AUG200748

X OF SWORDS STASIS #1 $4.99 Page 10
Tini Howard, Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, and Mahmud Asrar
X of Swords part 11. A ritual. A parliament. A game begins. AUG200630

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