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LGBTQ Previews September 2019 Part 1

Masses of nerds have converged in San Diego for the biggest day of Comic Con for camaraderie, cosplay, crowds, comics and more! Meanwhile the rest of us are left to our own devices but at least we’re not stuck in huge lines waiting for Hall H panels and definitely not coming in contact with con crud carriers!

Here’s a long list of comics, books, and a few games to look forward to in September! This month’s feature image comes from the cover of the first issue of Something’s Killing The Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera! Look for it from Boom.

You’ll find BOOM, DE, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, and other small and indy press publisher here. The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Part two with comics from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel is here.

The “fine print”! People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! As much as we try, sometimes a book, series, or creator is overlooked. Send us a message if that’s the case or to let us know about your work that doesn’t appear in Previews.

The beg! Please think about using our Amazon affiliate link to order any of trades or graphic novels with links in the list (or any thing from Amazon). Of course, supporting your local comic shop and book stores is most important!

ABRAMS COMICARTS

DRAWING POWER WOMEN’S STORIES SEXUAL VIOLENCE HC $29.99 Page 250
Diane Noomin
Inspired by the global #MeToo Movement, Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival is a collection of original, nonfiction comics drawn by more than 60 female cartoonists from around the world. Featuring such noted creators as Emil Ferris, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, and Ebony Flowers, the anthology’s contributors comprise a diverse group of many ages, sexual orientations, and races, and their personal stories convey the wide spectrum of sexual harassment and abuse that is still all too commonplace. With a percentage of profits going to RAINN, Drawing Power is an anthology that stokes the fires of progressive social upheaval, in the fight for a better, safer world. JUL191368

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

FIVE YEARS #4 $3.99 Page 254
Terry Moore
A radical young senator is quickly gaining power in Washington by promoting the PHI bomb program and Katchoo decides the only way to stop him is with Parker Girls. Calling two of the finest out of retirement, Katchoo leads a 3-woman team to infiltrate and compromise the man who would be king in the new issue of Five Years from Eisner Award winning creator Terry Moore! JUL191371

RACHEL RISING OMNIBUS SC $55.00 Page 254
Terry Moore
Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan’s sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth’s final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future? Find out in this collection of the critically acclaimed series from Terry Moore!
JUL191375 (OFFERED AGAIN)

STRANGERS IN PARADISE OMNIBUS LTD HC SGN BOOKPLATE ED $179.99 Page 254
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!
Slipcase Set JUL191372

STRANGERS IN PARADISE OMNIBUS TP NEW PTG $109.99 Page 254
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!
Slipcase Set JUL191373

TERRY MOORE’ ECHO COMPLETE ED SC NEW PTG $39.99 Page 254
Terry Moore
Julie is in the wrong place at the wrong time when an explosion in the sky rains liquid metal that sticks to her and becomes a symbiotic armor. When Julie discovers the metal is a prototype nuclear weapon, she runs rather than give it back to the army, and the chase is on! Winner of the Harvey Award for “Best New Series,” Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series Echo is available at last, from high-flying beginning to earth-shattering end. All 30 issues in one complete volume!
JUL191374 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ACTION LAB

PRINCELESS BOOK 9 LOVE YOURSELF #2 – 4 $3.99 Page 256
Jeremy Whitley, Emily Martin & Various
Some time ago, King Ashe locked his daughter Adrienne in a tower to wait to be rescued. Adrienne broke out, saved several of her sisters, and was on the way to save the last one. But now she’s face to face with the one foe she’s never been able to overcome: her own father. Now it’s Adrienne versus King Ashe for all the marbles. Meanwhile, Devin is loose in the elf castle and looking for Tempest, but he’s about to find something much more important. JUL191389

Last issue it was beginning to look like Adrienne finally had a chance at what she wanted, but then it was all snatched away from her. Now, after all this time spent saving sisters, Adrienne has one last person left to save – her own father. And far off in the woods, Devin and Tempest are being hunted by an assassin bent on finishing a long overdue contract. Not everyone will make it out of this in one piece. JUL191390

Book 9 of Princeless comes to an epic conclusion as Adrienne faces off against the terrible monster who wants nothing more than to destroy her father. But even if she wins the day, far away in the woods Devin has put his life on the line to protect something he cares about and it’s up to Tempest to make sure he doesn’t lose that life. JUL191391

PRINCELESS RAVEN PIRATE PRINCESS TP VOL 8 AFTERGLOW AND AFTERMATH $14.99 Page 256
Jeremy Whitley, Telenia Albuquerque & Various
Date Night is over and a new day is dawning on Raven’s crew. Everything is different. Everything is perfect. Everything is about to fall apart. Just when things couldn’t get better, the wind stops blowing and an old enemy catches up with Sunshine. When the wind, the rain, and the sea itself turn on Raven’s crew, can they survive? Who will be left to tell the story of The Pirate Princess? JUL191392

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY #24 $3.99 Page 252
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre
The cruelest weapon is not a knife, or gun, or sword, or bow. The cruelest weapon…is a cage. JUL191431

TRUST FALL #3 $3.99 Page 268
Christopher Sebela and Chris Visions
Ash Parsons is lost, abandoned and under fire by the Dead Flag, a criminal empire that her old family just sold her out to. With one friend to her name to guide her, Ash’s teleportation powers are coming back almost as strong as her curiosity about the city she’s grown up isolated within. And she’ll tear it all apart to get to the truth, no matter how much it hurts her. JUL191436

AHOY COMICS

SECOND COMING #3 $3.99 Page 274
Mark Russell and Richard Pace
Searching for his missing grandmother, Sunstar is forced to confront the shortcomings of his super-powers. Jesus, left on his own for the day, runs afoul of street preachers. Also: the usual assortment of AHOY prose stories and extra features. JUL191460

AMP ADULT

BLOODLUST & BONNETS GN $19.99 Page 280
Emily McGovern
From the creator of the hit webcomic My Life As a Background Slytherin comes a hilarious graphic novel pastiche of classic Romantic literature led by a trio of queer misfits and several angry vampires. Set in early nineteenth-century Britain, Bloodlust & Bonnets follows Lucy, an unworldly debutante who desires a life of passion and intrigue-qualities which earn her the attention of Lady Violet Travesty, the leader of a local vampire cult. But before Lucy can embark on her new life of vampiric debauchery, she finds herself unexpectedly thrown together with the flamboyant poet Lord Byron and a mysterious bounty-hunter named Sham. The unlikely trio lie, flirt, fight, and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled. JUL191519

OLIVIA JAIMES NANCY HC COLLECTED VOL 1 $14.99 Page 280
Olivia Jaimes
In 2018, Olivia Jaimes became the first woman to write and illustrate the classic comic strip Nancy. Her fresh, irreverent take on the classic comic strip has become a sensation with readers and has earned praise from dozens of media outlets, several of which have named it the best comic of the year. This hardcover collection includes the first nine months of Jaimes’ run on Nancy, along with an introduction, essay, interview with the author, and a special gallery of Nancy fan art by the author. JUL191520

NANCY’S GENIUS PLAN BOARD BOOK $7.99 Page 281
Olivia Jaimes
Follow Nancy’s Genius Plan to sneak a sweet treat in this delicious and devious board book! Nancy has a genius plan: sneak through the house without disturbing anyone and enjoy a warm piece of Aunt Fritzi’s delicious cornbread. But it’s not quite as easy as it sounds! In this entertaining, heartwarming, and lightly interactive board book, children will delight in helping Nancy carry out her genius (and delicious!) plan. JUL191524

AMULET BOOKS

BACKSTAGERS ILLUS HC NOVEL VOL 3 FINAL BLACKOUT $14.99 Page 283
Andy Mientus and Rian Sygh
The Backstagers are back for a thrilling third act! They’ve dealt with the ghost haunting their theater and faced off against the sinister siblings trying to steal the famous Designer’s Journal during their production of Tammy, but now, a mysterious masked man has taken all the ancient theater artifacts that they’ve collected. They don’t know what he wants or how to stop him, but the Backstagers will have to use all their skills and know-how to solve the mystery and save the day!
Illustrated Novel JUL191535

GIANT DAYS SC NOVEL $9.99 Page 283
Non Pratt
Based on the hit graphic-novel series from BOOM! Studios, Giant Days follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. While the girls seem very different, they become fast friends during their first week of university. And it’s a good thing they do, because in the giant adventure that is college, a friend who has your back is key, something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger (missing students, secret handshakes, monogrammed robes everywhere…), Esther and Susan decide it’s up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend. JUL191536

LUMBERJANES ILLUS HC NOVEL VOL 4 GHOST CABIN $14.99 Page 284
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen
Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin-Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley-love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen… and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Book four, the last book of the novel series, will shine the spotlight on inseparable couple Mal and Molly, who find an extra cabin at camp, one that’s full of ghosts!
Illustrated Novel, HC, 6×9, 256pgs, 2C SRP: $14.99, JUL191537

LUMBERJANES ILLUS SC NOVEL VOL 2 MOON IS UP $8.99 Page 284
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen
Strangely enough, the solicitation copy for this and the above Lumberjanes book is exactly the same regardless of the source. The order code is different though JUL191538

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #707 $3.99 Page 289
Nick Spencer, Mariko Tamaki, and Sandy Jarrell
The saga of how #couplegoals Archie and Sabrina came to be-and like the start of any good love story, it’s filled nervous first date jitters, butterflies and a good amount of supernatural JUL191563 (Jenn St-Onge cover)

ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE 10 YEARS LATER #2 $3.99 Page 289
Michael Uslan and Dan Parent
The story that follows Archie’s two possible futures-one where he’s married to Veronica and another where he’s married to Betty-continues! It’s nearly Archie and Veronica’s tenth anniversary-and they’re celebrating it by attending a Moose Mason for Congress rally! And while the action heats up on the political field, things turn dire in the Lodge household. Meanwhile, nearing Archie and Betty’s tenth anniversary, a mysterious call from Dilton Doiley alerts the couple to leave New York immediately and return to Riverdale! JUL191569

ARCHIE & SABRINA HALLOWEEN COLORING BOOK SC $9.99 Page 290
Various
Archie and Sabrina team-up for a spook-tacularly fun coloring book! It’s the ultimate treat for those looking to get colorful! Everyone’s favorite teenage witch joins the fun as the whole Riverdale gang is back for a Halloween-themed coloring book. There are plenty of costumes, candies and creatures to customize in this latest entry! Plus, each image has an intricate background pattern to add to your color experience. The possibilities are endless and the fun never stops! JUL191577

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA OCCULT ED HC $29.99 Page 288
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack
From the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale comes the horror sensation Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This title contains Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s story so far, in addition to never-before-seen comic items and imagery from the Netflix series in a premium, over-sized hardcover format. JUL191561

JUGHEAD TIME POLICE #4 $3.99 Page 289
Sina Grace and Derek Charm
Jughead is stranded on a desolate timeline, one without burgers, or hot dogs, or any meat couched in bread. He’s got to find some way to get back to the future to prevent an all-out war between the time streams-but can he do it alone? JUL191572

SABRINA TEENAGE WITCH #5 $3.99 Page 289
Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish
Events have passed a point of no return in Greendale and Sabrina has to take dramatic steps in order to save her family, friends, and the city itself from an out of control threat that isn’t exactly what it seemed to be. But all magic has a price and magic this big has a big price. Just how far will Sabrina go to protect the ones she loves? JUL191566

BOOM

AVANT-GUARDS #9 $3.99 Page 235
Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes
While Liv and Charlie are away dealing with inter-league drama, the rest of the Avant-Guards put together a second round of tryouts in the hopes of finding some substitutes! It’s really too bad that Charlie is off with Liv, because one of the better players turns out to be someone from her past. JUL191347

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 #3.99 Page 217
Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora
The Hellmouth is about to break open and unleash all kinds of nightmares onto Sunnydale. And Buffy, no matter how hard she tries, is not ready for it. JUL191310

FAITHLESS #6 $3.99 Page 232
Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet
What happens when the Devil has his heart broken for the second time? JUL191339

FIREFLY #9 $3.99 Page 217
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
The final showdown with Boss Moon starts here! With nowhere else to turn, Mal and his crew must decide whether or not to trust Boss Moon, or fight off the Alliance single-handedly. JUL191307

GHOSTED IN LA #3 $3.99 Page 236
Sina Grace and Sioban Keenan
As if living with ghosts weren’t enough of a problem, Daphne has personal drama she never expected. The jerk of an ex who dumped her? Turns out, not a jerk, because when he said “It’s not you, it’s me,” he really meant “I think I might be gay, and you’re not my type.” So now Daphne has to be a supportive friend, get over a long term relationship, and keep her undead roommate from hitting on her ex. JUL191348

GIANT DAYS #54 $3.99 Page 235
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
Summer is ending, and so are Daisy and Esther’s days at university (Susan still needs to finish medical school, of course). These last days together are worth their weight in gold, but soon it will be time for pomp, circumstance, and silly hats, as the girls head out into the world and face their futures! JUL191346

GIRL ON FILM ORIGINAL GN $14.00 Page 220
Cecil Castellucci and Various
One thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artiste. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then, in 1980, the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn’t allowed to see that movie. It was rated R, and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid. Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci, with art by some of the most original illustrators in comics, Vicky Leta, Jon Berg, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy taking on different era of her life, Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from a young age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of storytelling, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves. JUL191322

LUMBERJANES #66 $3.99 Page 234
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and AnneMarie Rogers
The Roanoke and Zodiac alien search team up has uncovered something (or rather, someONE) unusual! Her name is Freya, and she says she’s a goddess, like Diane! Freya’s friendly and outgoing, and immediately super popular around camp in a way our favorite bratty ancient Greek can’t stand… she must be up to something! Right? Nobody’s that nice!JUL191344

LUMBERJANES ORIGINAL GN VOL 2 THE SHAPE OF FRIENDSHIP $14.99 Page 224
Lilah Sturges and Polterink
While adventuring in the woods, Jo, Mal, Molly, April, and Ripley discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas and they think they’ve found new friends. But what they don’t know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and they’ve found the perfect way to join the outside world by impersonating the Lumberjanes themselves and taking over Camp. To reclaim their identities, the ‘Janes will have to work together to remember who they really are and to help another group of friends accept themselves, too, in a story about looking inside yourself and learning to love who you meet there. Based on the New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award and GLAAD Award-winning series, Lumberjanes: Shape of Friendship is written by New York Times best-selling author Lilah Sturges and illustrated by polterink. JUL191324

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #43 $3.99 Page 229
Marguerite Bennett and Simone Di Meo
Necessary Evil continues as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers finally come face to face with the Mastermind behind all of their recent problems-the evil Lord Zedd. Meanwhile, the newly launched Omega Power Ranger team is stranded on an unfamiliar planet with no hope of getting home! JUL191331

ONCE & FUTURE #2 $3.99 Page 228
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
The McGuire family has held back supernatural threats for generations, but this time they messed up. As an ancient evil arises from the grave, Bridgette and Duncan find themselves up against forces bigger than they could have expected, and faces new and old are about to complicate things further. JUL191327

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 $3.99 Page 214
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back. When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done JUL191304

STEVEN UNIVERSE #32 $3.99 Page 238
Sarah Graley and Rii Abrego
When Sadie comes down with what Steven and the Gems believe to be a cold, Garnet, Pearl, and Amethyst each try their own method to cure her! They’re not very good at it. JUL191356

STEVEN UNIVERSE WELCOME TO BEACH CITY TP $14.99 Page 238
Jeremy Sorese & Various, Sara Talmadge & Various
It;s time to hit the boardwalk! Steven Universe and the fine folks of Beach City get in all sorts of fun hijinks in this fun collection of shorts. Greg imparts some valuable life lessons on Steven and the Crystal Gems by showing them how he can be a hero. Then, it’s time to chow down on the Big Donut’s best offerings as everyone around Beach City gets in on the epic donut eating contest. Join an all-star cast of creators including Cara McGee, Ayme Sotuyo, Chrystin Garland and more in these succulent shorts chronicling the Crystal Gems’ adventures across Beach City. JUL191355

WOODS YEARBOOK ED TP VOL 3 $29.99 Page 233
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
In the years since they were first transported to an alien wilderness in the depths of space, the students of Bay Point Preparatory High School have had to grow up fast-first simply to survive, and later to build some kind of life on this foreign moon. Now, that new life is being threatened as human nature yet again rears its ugly head, and the students discover something that was once thought impossible: a way home. The Woods Yearbook Edition Book Three collects issues #25-36 of the seminal GLAAD Award-winning series. JUL191341

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

MILLENNIUM DARLING 2006 GN $12.95 Page 406
Maki Naruto
The rumored “tsundere couple,” Sentaro Katsura and Sanshiro Sakamoto. Sakamoto’s best friend, Yoichiro Takasugi, warns him that if he keeps acting so selfish and arrogant, “Someday Katsura-kun will dump you”! But Sakamoto’s darling couldn’t possibly do that, right? JUL192484 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PASSIONATE THEORY GN $12.95 Page 407
Ayumi Kano
High school student Midori is in love with his reserved and cool friend, Kano. Yet he is unable to confess his growing passion. When Midori decides to study aboard, Kano starts to avoid him. Not knowing the reason, Midori looks for a shoulder to cry on and finds it in his cousin Hanabusa, the resident math teacher. But Kano isn’t avoiding Midori because he doesn’t like him. Far from it! JUL192485 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ROMANTIC ILLUSIONS GN $12.95 Page 407
Reiichi Hiiro
Yu: shy, part-time florist. Ryo: street-walking playboy. Kaname: cool-headed defense attorney. These three couldn’t be more different, except that they share the same body! After a childhood trauma, Yu created his multiple personalities so someone would love him. But when Yu falls in love with Sugo, Ryo and Kaname’s jealousy makes it nigh impossible for them to meet! JUL192486 (OFFERED AGAIN)

VANILLA GN VOL 1 $12.95 Page 407
Riyu Yamakami
Morio is fascinated by his new high school teacher Saeki-sensei. Despite Saeki-sensei’s unsociable, cold, and unfeeling attitude, Morio finds himself following his every move. But does Morio simply admire his new teacher, or does his desire something more? JUL192487 (OFFERED AGAIN)

VANILLA GN VOL 2 $12.95 Page 407
Riyu Yamakami
Things seemed to be finally working out between Ichiru and Saeki, but their bliss didn’t last long. Ichiru is worried because Saeki doesn’t seem to give the same importance to their love as he does; and after a big argument, it looks like the two will break up! Is there no safe exit to this labyrinth of love…?! JUL192488
(OFFERED AGAIN)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

MAKING COMICS  LYNDA BARRY $22.95 Page 321
Lynda Barry
For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate, how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think. There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged. Making Comics is the follow-up to barry’s bestselling Syllabus and this time she shares all of her comics-making exercises. At the core of Making Comics is her certainty that creativity is vital to processing the world around us. JUL191847

PICTURE THIS HC LYNDA BARRY $29.95 Page 322
Lynda Barry
Lynda Barry’s previous book, the Eisner Award-winning What It Is, explored the question “Do you think you can write”? Now with Picture This, Barry asks “Why do we stop drawing?” and “Why do we start?” It features the return of Barry’s most beloved character, Marlys, and introduces a new one, the Nearsighted Monkey. Picture This is an inspirational, take home extension of Barry’s traveling, continually sold out, and sought after workshop, “Writing The Unthinkable.” JUL191854 (OFFERED AGAIN)

WHAT IT IS HC LYNDA BARRY $24.95 Page 322
Lynda Barry
How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? For decades, these types of questions have permeated the pages of Lynda Barry’s compositions, with words attracting pictures and conjuring places through a pen that first and foremost keeps on moving. What It Is demonstrates a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful, and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or to remember. JUL191856 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

CHASTITY #1 $3.99 Page 184
Leah Williams and Daniel Maine
Chastity Jack has been kidnapped, to the great misfortune of her kidnappers. She, along with a dozen other young women, arrive at an audition for a prestigious New York City burlesque act hoping to land a coveted spot in the popular show. When they wake up in chains on a spooky cruise ship in the middle of nowhere, they’re congratulated on joining the cast. Realizing they’ve been drugged and kidnapped by human traffickers, Chastity Jack declines the offer. Grindhouse-style. JUL191159

DEATH-DEFYING DEVIL #2 $3.99 Page 190
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
Celebrate The Death-Defying ‘Devil #2 and the 10th Anniversary of Dynamite’s Project Superpowers line with this limited, virgin cover by Inhyuk Lee! The Death Defying ‘Devil’s time in the Winslow house brings him closer to the people he has sworn to protect, but a mystery inside the house is blooming, while the enemy outside moves in closer. Threats loom everywhere and the ‘Devil may be the greatest of them all. JUL191197

PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT OVERSIZED  $29.99 Page 200
Kieron Gillen and Caspar Wijngaard
His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity’s darkest hour, he’s the hero they need the most-alas, poor humanity. Peter Cannon-the man known as Thunderbolt-is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end. Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + the Divine) teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard (Doctor Aphra) as he returns to the superhero genre with a dark, humorous and relentless love song to the genre. Well, “Love Song” in a Leonard Cohen Love Song kind of way. Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt: saving a world he hates. JUL191290

RED SONJA #8 $3.99 Page 193
Mark Russell and Bob Q
Hyrkania burns, from flames allowed by its ruler, Sonja The Red. In The Clearing, Lord Oak will hear her call for alliance with the woodland tribes. But trust does not come easily to either folk. JUL191222

RED SONJA THE COMPLETE GAIL SIMONE HC OVERSIZED $49.99 Page 188
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
Collects all of Gail Simone’s amazing work on Red Sonja in one beautiful oversized volume. Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) gives the iconic fantasy heroine a fresh new attitude! Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect… even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what no god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance, Queen of the Plagues takes Red Sonja from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory. Contains issues 0-18 of Red Sonja (Volume 2).JUL191186

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA #1 $3.99 Page 181
Jordie Bellaire and Drew Moss
The first ongoing series, co-starring The Daughter Of Drakulon and The She-Devil With A Sword! From Eisner winner Jordie Bellaire and Drew Moss comes a saga spanning space and time, filled with horror, adventure, mystery and murder! JUL191136

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #5 $3.99 Page 195
Amy Chu and Maria Sanapo
Fear and paranoia run rampant in Riverdale, but super sleuths Betty and Veronica finally flush out the mysterious killers with the help of Vampirella and Red Sonja. And it’s not who they think! JUL191241

XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #6 $3.99 Page 198
Vita Ayala and Jordi Perez
Just as Xena’s World Tour brings her back home to Greece, she and her travel companions will confront the might Zeus himself on Mount Olympus! By Vita Ayala and Olympia Sweetmen! JUL191276

FIRST SECOND

ARE YOU LISTENING $17.99 / $22.99 Page 331
Tillie Walden
For fans of Speak and We Are Okay, this is an intimate and emotionally soaring story about friendship, grief, and healing from Eisner Award winner Tillie Walden. Bea is on the run. And then, she runs into Lou. The duo embarks on a long drive to nowhere, but strange happenings-some whimsical, some terrifying-seem to follow them no matter where they go. Bea and Lou are both looking for something on the road, and the journey itself may turn out to be exactly what they need. This magical realistic adventure is rich with suspense and heartbreak; startling revelations about betrayal, sexual assault, and death; and exquisite examples of deeply human connections that will stay with readers long after the final gorgeously illustrated page. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. JUL191931 (TP) / JUL191932 (HC)

GRAPHIC UNIVERSE

STAGE DREAMS $10.99 Page 337
Melanie Gillman
In this rollicking queer western adventure, acclaimed cartoonist Melanie Gillman (Stonewall Award Honor Book As the Crow Flies) puts readers in the saddle alongside Flor and Grace, a Latinx outlaw and a trans runaway, as they team up to thwart a Confederate plot in the New Mexico Territory. When Flor, also known as the notorious Ghost Hawk, robs the stagecoach that Grace has used to escape her Georgia home, the first thing on her mind is ransom. But when the two get to talking about Flor’s plan to crash a Confederate gala and steal some crucial documents, Grace convinces Flor to let her join the heist. JUL191967

HARPER PERENNIAL

WHY COMICS FROM UNDERGROUND TO EVERYWHERE $19.99 Page 342
Hillary Chute and Jaime Hernandez
Over the past century, fans have elevated comics from the back pages of newspapers into one of our most celebrated forms of culture, from Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic memoir, to the dozens of superhero films that are annual blockbusters worldwide. What is the essence of comics’ appeal? What does this art form do that others can’t? Hillary Chute chronicles comics culture, explaining underground comics (also known as “comix”) and graphic novels, analyzing their evolution, and offering fascinating portraits of the creative men and women behind them. Reference Book JUL191987

HUMANOIDS INC 

IGNITED #4 $3.99 Page 344
Mark Waid, Kwanza Osajyefo, and Philippe Briones
The lives of six teenagers are changed forever when tragic chaos ensues in their high school. Now the power to restore order is literally in their hands.
We left our heroes in shock as they learned that a pro-gun rally was going to take place at their school: dozens of armed protesters ready to support Principal Romero’s decision to allow weapons in Phoenix High. But @viral, @wave, @paperdoll and @mashup aren’t going to let them spread their message without a fight! Meanwhile, Anouk feels she has a role to play in all this… But which one? JUL192005

OMNI #2 $3.99 Page 344
Devin Grayson and Ariela Kristantina
Dr Cecelia Cobbina is an Ignited. People all over the planet are Igniting with powers too, but she’s the only one with the power to understand what’s happening…
Anthony is in trouble as his phasing power accidentally caused a police officer to be shot. But Cecelia and Mae are not going to let him down. They’re going to prove their friend is not a Cop-Killer. Meanwhile, Cecelia is starting to understand what’s going on with the Earth. What if the sudden rise of super powered individuals was the prelude to a bigger crisis? JUL192001

STRANGELANDS #3 $3.99 Page 344
Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger, and Vanesa R. Del Rey
Elakshi and Adam Land look for a key to understanding their powers at the Wild Saints lodge. But all they found up to now are lies and deceit…
Double origin issue! As the mysterious Win schemes, he gets Adam to talk about his past and reveal which traumatic events could have led to his ignition. And how about MI6 super agent Bixby Hardman? He has been on the Lands’ backs for months. Is his past the key to our heroes’ future? JUL192004

INSIGHT EDITIONS

DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN COMPLETE COVERS MINI HC VOL 3 $11.99 Page 347
Explore the groundbreaking history of Wonder Woman through DC Comics covers in this third volume of the miniature art book series. Featuring exciting classic imagery of the Amazonian warrior, this miniature art book compiles the covers of over a hundred volumes and issues of Wonder Woman comic history, including annuals and variant covers, all bound together in a readable pocket-book size that makes the perfect collector’s item for comic book fans. JUL192014

DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN POP QUIZ TRIVIA DECK $17.99 Page 348
Do you think you know Wonder Woman? Put your knowledge to the test with hundreds of Wonder Woman-based trivia questions. Wonder Woman is one of the most iconic Super heroes of all time. Now fans can challenge themselves with the DC Comics: Wonder Woman Pop Quiz Trivia Deck! It has nearly 200 intriguing questions, from historical facts about Wonder Woman to trivia on your favorite comics of the past and present. With loads of questions at a range of difficulties, you’ll have fun challenging your friends and quizzing yourself to see if you can answer the questions on the spot.

KODANSHA

IF I COULD REACH YOU VOL 1 $12.99 Page 406
tMnR
In this heart wrenching new yuri manga, a teenage girl comes to terms with her own sexuality through her crush on her brother’s wife. Hopelessly in love, high schooler Uta must navigate living with her brother and Kaoru, her crush…and sister-in-law. Desperate to get over her unrequited feelings, Uta pulls away, but when the cracks in her brother’s marriage begin to show, Kaoru begins to confide in her new teenage sister, which just makes matters worse! JUL192513

LION FORGE

BEZKAMP $14.99 Page 358
Samuel Sattin and Jennifer Hickman
In the village of Bezkamp, laws, land, rituals, and warriors are sacred. The written word is banished. Nem, son of one of Bezkamp’s strongest warriors, shows no signs of fire or strength. Forced to follow in his father’s footsteps, Nem must venture beyond their village walls in order to save land from being corrupted by the dangerous and toxic Crig beasts. As Nem begins to see more of their planet, he’ll begin to uncover the truth behind the village’s lies and start to fight for truth.
JUL192042

CATALYST PRIME SEVEN DAYS #4 & 5 $3.99 Page 362
Gail Simone, Jose Luis & Various
Day four: With the world going to hell in a handbasket [REDACTED] JUL192047

Day five: Khrelan is almost [REDACTED] JUL192048

WITCHY  $14.99 Page 356
Ariel Ries
In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated. This is called a witch burning. JUL192041

ONE PEACE BOOKS

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT VOL 4 $12.95 Page 468
Yuki Fumino
Kohei is a college student who, because of his hearing loss, tends to distance himself from others. His attitude starts to change after he crosses paths with an ever-optimistic classmate named Taichi. And over time, the two begin to develop feelings for each other. As the story continues, the pair tries to balance their budding relationship alongside Taichi’s inspiring new career and Kohei’s continued studies at school. But the harder they try to make things work, the more misunderstandings they seem to encounter. JUL192525

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 1 $12.95 Page 468
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi’s words cut through Kohei’s usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kohei forever. JUL192526 (OFFERED AGAIN)

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT  VOL 2 $13.95 Page 468
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability Kohei is often alone. Taichi is outspoken and cheerful. At first, Kohei keeps himself well guarded, but after he meets Taichi he slowly learns to open up. How will this “more than friends, less than lovers” relationship evolve? JUL192527 (OFFERED AGAIN)

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT  VOL 3  12.95 Page 468
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability, university student Kohei had made a habit of distancing himself from those around him. But after meeting the exceedingly cheerful Taichi, he gradually begins to embrace a more positive outlook on life. Kohei eventually begins to see Taichi as more than a friend, and after he finally confesses his love to Taichi, the feelings become mutual. In this new addition to the I Hear the Sunspot series, Kohei continues on as a student, while Taichi makes his way out into the working world to pursue his own calling and the two begin a new life together! JUL192528 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ONI PRESS / LIMERENCE PRESS

AQUICORN COVE BOARD GAME $35.00 Page 376
Aquicorn Cove is a cooperative game for 2-4 players. Players work together to rebuild their small fishing village after a devastating storm, while maintaining a balance with the natural world. Luckily, the waters of their cove are home to the beautiful and benevolent Aquicorns, who can help them learn to live in harmony with the ocean. To win, the villagers must feed and grow their village and help restore the health of the reef and the aquatic ecosystem. By Katie O’Neill.  JUL192096 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KIM REAPER VOL 2 VAMPIRE ISLAND $14.99 Page 379
Sarah Graley
Hit cartoonist Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure) tells a new story about the trials of supernatural dating in Kim Reaper: Vampire Island! College relationships are tough for everyone, but they’re extra hard for Kim. Her grumpy grim reaper bosses are always making her work overtime, her girlfriend Becka’s roommate keeps hanging around, and for some reason, she’s going on an awkward group date to Vampire Island! But when she stumbles into a long-lost friend, Kim accidentally finds herself in the middle of a vampire grudge, plus a new strain on her relationship. Surely she can figure out how to study, be a good girlfriend, maintain her social life, and still pay rent? She just might need a little help. JUL192101 (OFFERED AGAIN)

OUR SUPER ADVENTURE TRAVELOGUE AMERICA & CANADA  $19.99 Page 371
Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins
UK webcomic star Sarah Graley and her partner Stef chronicle their exciting travel adventures to the U.S. and Canada, featuring San Diego Comic-Con, New York City, and Toronto, all packaged in a handy box set! Whether it’s bonding over beers cooled in the hotel sink, getting soaked at Niagara Falls, or talking about whether or not the cats miss you, travel memories are better made with someone you love. JUL192079

OUR SUPER ADVENTURE TRAVELOGUE SUPER AMERICAN $9.99 Page 371
Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins
Traveling with your partner brings out the best (and maybe sometimes the worst) in your relationship! Whether it’s using them as an airplane pillow, melting together in the sun at Disneyland, or bonding over beers cooled in the hotel sink, some of the best adventures are made while abroad! In this Our Super Adventure Travelogue book, Sarah and Stef leave England to find the sweaty magic of L.A, the secret celebrities of San Diego Comic-Con, and the soaring heights of NYC! Plus, bonus photos from their trip! JUL192080

OUR SUPER ADVENTURE TRAVELOGUE SUPER CANADIAN HC $9.99 Page 371
Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins
Ever since they started dating, Sarah and Stef had dreams of getting to visit Toronto–the home of Scott Pilgrim, the CN Tower, and the legendary comic book festival, TCAF! In this Our Super Adventure Travelogue book, Sarah and Stef finally get to make this dream come true! Join them as they take in the famous sights and sounds of the city, get soaked at Niagara Falls, and try poutine for the very first time! Plus, bonus photos from their trip! JUL192081

RICK AND MORTY PRESENT FLESH CURTAINS #1 $4.99 Page 373
Lilah Sturges and CJ Cannon
Learn the true origins of the Flesh Curtains, Rick’s rock band with Bird Person and Squanchy! Booed off of every stage, they consider giving up… until Rick invents a machine capable of writing songs people can’t resist. But when their multi-dimensional concert goes awry, Rick suddenly finds himself in massive debt to a ruthless alien loan shark. Will Rick do the safe thing and play the music guaranteed to make the band a success, or do the insane thing and play the music guaranteed to alienate almost everyone in order to impress his favorite musician? JUL192089

TEA DRAGON SOCIETY CARD GAME $20.00 Page 377
Discover the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons creating memories to share forever. Each player`s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players will choose to draw a card, triggering effects and strengthening their position, or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points. The game takes place over four seasons, starting in spring and ending in winter. At the end of winter, the player who has the most points is the winner. Based on Oni Press’ acclaimed book The Tea Dragon Society by Katie ONeill. JUL192097 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RUNNING PRESS

WONDER WOMAN MAGNET PIN & BOOK SET $12.95 Page 389
Channel the strength and power of Wonder Woman with this collectible Kit that includes: an enamel pin of the Wonder Woman logo and shield, 5 full-color magnets of Wonder Woman empowering phrases and artwork housed in display sleeves, and a 48-page book following Wonder Woman’s adventures in films, featuring full-color photography and art throughout! Packaged in a keepsake box with magnetic closure. JUL192155

SUBLIME

CANDY COLOR PARADOX VOL 3 $12.99 Page 435
Isaku Natsume
It’s been nearly a year since Onoe and Kaburagi began dating, and their office has just hired a new recruit-Kasai. Onoe is thrilled to have a junior to mentor, but Kasai seems to see Onoe only as a rival. And when Kasai discovers Onoe gets most of his scoops through Kaburagi, he throws down the gauntlet and declares that he will make Kaburagi his! JUL192385

FINDER DELUXE EDITION VOL 9 $14.99 Page 435
Ayano Yamane
It’s been months since mysterious assassins attacked Asami and Akihito in their condo, and since then Akihito has been hiding out at a temple deep in the mountains. Asami, however, has spent this time flying around the world in an attempt at keeping his criminal organization together. Upon arriving in Hong Kong, he’s paid a surprise visit in his own hideout by former lover and longtime rival Fei Long! Will Asami survive long enough to find his way back to Akihito? JUL192384

TITAN COMICS

DOCTOR WHO 13TH #12 $3.99 Page 367 Page 407
Jody Houser, Roberta Ingranata, and Enrica Eren Angiolini
As the true stakes of their conflict are revealed, the Doctor joins forces with the Corsair! The first year of the official Doctor Who comic comes to a grand climax – Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser delivers fast-paced, fun new sci-fi stories, perfect for fans and newcomers alike! JUL192235

SEVEN SEAS

HIGH SCHOOL LIFE OF FUDANSHI VOL 5 $12.99 Page 469
Michinoku Atami
Ryo Sakaguchi has a deep, dark secret: he’s a fudanshi, a straight boy obsessed with BL. While he has trouble understanding how others don’t find the same bliss he does from his unusual hobby, that doesn’t make it any easier for Ryo to buy his precious manga from the “girls” section of the store, or any simpler explaining the world of boys’ love, shipping wars, and doujinshi circles to his best friend Nakamura. Will Ryo find other fanboys to share his hobby with or is he doomed to sit alone on his throne of BL romance? JUL192535

VALIANT

DOCTOR MIRAGE #2 $3.99 Page 417
Magdalene Visaggio and Nick Robles
Death was no obstacle for Doctor Shan Fong Mirage, born with the ability to see and communicate with the dead, but what happens if she’s dead?
Shan’s newest ally, a teenager named Grace, is sure that they’re both dead, but can her perceptions be trusted? The mysterious absence of Hwen Mirage is explained here! JUL192289 (Tan cover) / JUL192290 (Colleen Doran cover)

LIVEWIRE #10 $3.99 Page 419
Vita Ayala and Kano
Amanda McKee (a.k.a. technopath PSIot “Livewire”) fights to clear her name. But when she teams up with a politician to repair her image and make herself a hero again, will the public be able to forgive her? JUL192303

LIVEWIRE TP VOL 2 GUARDIAN $14.99 Page 419
Vita Ayala and Kano
Investigating the disappearance of a young girl, Livewire stumbles upon an OMEN facility where young PSIots are taken and taught to control their powers. Is this the safe haven Livewire’s dreamed of or is there something more sinister to this sanctuary?
One of the Valiant Universe’s most powerful heroes continues down her road to redemption with rising star writer Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and artis Kano (Gotham Central)! Collecting Livewire #5-8. JUL192306

VAULT

MALL #2 $3.99 Page 422
Michael Moreci, Gary Dauberman, and Zak Hartong
Andre and his mysterious companion dig deeper into Andre’s frame-up-and deeper into the Mall’s nefarious history. Meanwhile, on the surface, factions collide. All-out war is on the horizon. But maybe that’s what someone is hoping for? JUL192323

SERA & ROYAL STARS #3 $3.99 Page 423
Jon Tsuei and Audrey Mok
After a clash with the minions of Draco, Sera, Aldebaran and Antares are left scattered and separated in the land of dreams. A familiar face returns to help Sera reunite with the stars, but is he friend or foe? JUL192327

SHE SAID DESTROY #5 $3.99 Page 423
Joe Corallo and Liana Kangas
After millenniums, The Morrigan and Brigid are face-to-face once again. Zealots on both sides make witness as the Gods wage their final battle. The Morrigan’s existence is on the line. As the fight intensifies, Winona and Raul must help the last of the Witches of Fey escape from Brigid’s cleansing fire, or be burned out of existence along with their God. JUL192328

TEST #4 $3.99 Page 401
Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman
As Laurelwood comes apart at the seams, and the outside world storms the gates, all sides begin to war for control and the secrets that keep the town running. In the middle of it all, Aleph Null will have to stay alive long enough to stare the future in its face without flinching and decide whether to kiss it or kill it. JUL192329

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