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LGBTQA Preview October 2023 Part 1

Lawrence Lindell wears several hats – musician, speaker, and artist – illustration, mixed media, and as cartoonist creating comics and graphic novels that explore mental health issues, blackness, and queerness. Blackward is Lindell’s soon to be released graphic novel Blackward coming from Drawn & Quarterly. His previous comics work can be found at Lindell’s site.

Look for horror mystery Let Me Out by Emmett Nahil and George Williams from Oni! With Abbott 1979 Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela return to their Elena Abbott character mixing politics and the supernatural in late 1970s Detroit (Boom)! Kat Leyh’s Thirsty Mermaids tells the storuy of three tipsy mermaids disguised as humans who venture onto land in search of more drinking and merriment. That graphic novel comes from Gallery. Steve Orlando and Giopota’s queer time traveling romp Sainted Love continues from Vault!

And there’s quite a lot more to the list so please take a few moments to peruse and hopefully find things to pique your interest!

Looking for comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW? You’ll find them over here in part two.

Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott for his 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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Joe Corallo, Val Halvorson & Various
The Shoppe Keeper crosses the pond in search of even more mysterious artifacts and musical instruments with a haunted past. So put on your favorite album, pull up a chair, and immerse yourself in these 24-chilling tales that will have you questioning everything you think you know about music. (OFFERED AGAIN) AUG231719

Joe Corallo, Richard Case & Various
The Dead Beats music shop is filled with deadly secrets. Run by the mysterious Shoppe Keeper, customers can browse through cursed records, evil sheet music, and instruments of the damned! Our host has dozens of spooky stories to tell you from some of the top names in comics. You’re gonna wanna put on your favorite album when you crack open this anthology. (OFFERED AGAIN) AUG231718


TRAVELING TO MARS #11 $3.99 Page 186
Mark Russell and Roberto Meli
As Roy’s journey to Mars comes to an end, he is forced to reflect on his life and the future of those who still have one. AUG231097


PARKER GIRLS OMNIBUS SC/HC $28.99 (SC)/ $38.99 (HC) Page 240
Terry Moore
When one of their own washes up dead on a beach, Tambi and the Parker Girls discover the husband, billionaire Zackary May, is not the good guy tech wizard he pretends to be. As they begin to uncover the ugly truths about May’s operation, he announces his company now has control of 75% of the world’s satellites, then presents a list of demands to keep them turned on or he will activate Deadlight. While governments scramble, Tambi and the Parker Girls stage an all out assault on May’s empire to stop him before he brings civilization to its knees. AUG231472 (SC)/ AUG231473 (HC)

Terry Moore
Tambi and her elite team of Parker Girls wage a private war to stop Zackary May from connecting all our satellites with a deadlight sunshade. Since May’s technology is in most of the satellites in orbit the Deadlight Proposal could work, giving the ruthless tech billionaire unprecedented global power. It’s gloves off as Tambi and team do everything possible to reveal the ugly truth behind May’s public facade while battling his relentless violent defense. Every one is at risk in this deadly endgame, including Katchoo, who is determined to save her own children from a future under Deadlight. AUG231471


Rex Ogle, Alex Segura, and Joe Eisma
From the middle of nowhere…to somewhere else. Nothing ever happens in the small town of Arcadia Heights. Nothing…until now. After stepping through a door into a strange alternate world and returning to the real world changed, six high schoolers from disparate backgrounds are forced to work together to stop a monster from consuming their souls – and possibly the world. From the minds of Alex Segura and Rex Ogle and illustrated by Joe Eisma, this original graphic novel tells a story of powers and the darkness it brings. AUG231004


PROJECT CRYPTID #2 $3.99 Page 241
Alisa Kwitney, Alex Segura, Mauricet, and Steve Bryant
Continuing the wild new anthology exploring the world’s most bizarre creatures! Alisa Kwitney and Mauricet show us the true meaning of love with the interspecies romance ‘Chupahuahua,’ which looks at the love between a Chupacabra and a chihuahua. Think of the logistics! Alex Segura and Steve Bryant move us to the tropics with ‘Diana Montalvan and the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker,’ a supernatural tale of aviary suspense. Plus the usual AHOY extras, including a new chapter of the 5th anniversary prose serial., 0823AH491

Mark Russell and Richard Pace
The book that turned the comics industry upside-down with “quite a bit of humor…[and] a lot of heart” (The New York Times) is back for its third act. Written and co-created by 2022 Eisner winner Mark Russell, Second Coming: Trinity finds Jesus Christ, the Son of God, tackling his biggest challenge in 2000 years: babysitting a child with super powers! Meanwhile, his roommate-the superhero called Sunstar-faces his greatest enemy, and his own guilt, in a court of law. It’s “The Nanny” meets The Bible-with a superpowered baby! Collects all six issues of the acclaimed miniseries. AUG231485


Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla and Jack Morelli
When Jughead’s beloved pet Hot Dog is killed in a hit and run, Jughead turns to the only person he knows who can help bring back his canine companion – Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Using dark, forbidden magic, Sabrina is successful and Hot Dog returns to the land of the living. But he’s not the same – and soon, the darkness he brings back with him from beyond the grave begins to spread, forcing Archie and the gang to try to escape Riverdale! Collects issues #1-5. AUG231592 (OFFERED AGAIN)

Amy Chase and Liana Kangas
When Ginger Snapp finds herself in the town of Riverdale, a town she’s fanatically read about growing up, she’s amazed by how wholesome and welcoming it truly is. But she can’t help but shake the uncanny valley-feeling she has with every new person she meets. How can everyone be THIS nice? And could the kindness drive someone to the brink of madness, if it hasn’t already? Explore toxic positivity gone horror in this one-shot that’s equal parts Pleasantville and The Stepford Wives. AUG231582(Kangas cover) / AUG231583 (Marguerite Sauvage cover)


PET PEEVES $16.95 Page 260
Nicole Goux
The new dog that aspiring musician Bobbie has adopted is cute, but also stealing her life. Bobbie’s life is going nowhere fast. She’s working at a bar, wanting to play music but never having the time or energy. The only bright spot is her dog…always cheerful, always cuddly, and always there for her. As the relentless day-in, day-out of work piles up, music and roommates and social plans begin to seem less and less important as Bobbie struggles to make rent and have any time to be creative. The only thing she has time for outside her job is her dog… and her dog is going to do everything he can to keep it that way. AUG231625 (OFFERED AGAIN)


MADNESS #3 $3.99 Page 273
J. Michael Straczynski, ACO,and David Lorenzo
J. Michael Straczynski & ACO unleash another brutal issue! The revenge tour continues as The Madness tracks down the team of government-sanctioned superheroes who killed her family and left her in a shattered mental state. Can Agent X-9 withstand the brutal interrogation that awaits him? Or will he give up the plot that was hatched against Sarah and her family? 0823AW499

Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr
This new printing of the Eisner and ‘Ringo Award-winning series includes a foreword by comedian Patton Oswalt, a fifth-color ink on the cover, and behind-the-scenes features, including script and layout pages, unused concept sketches, and more! In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy coexistence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this Eisner Award-winning sci-fi satire from Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. 0823AW503

RUMPUS ROOM #2 $3.99 Page 272
Mark Russell and Ramon Rosanas
Trapped in the Rumpus Room! Detective Hernandez is trapped in billionaire Bob Schrunk’s basement prison known as the ‘Rumpus Room’ – and while she’s stuck there, she’s going to get to know her fellow inmates and learn how they had wronged Schrunk and earned their fate. Meanwhile, Schrunk is losing control of his tech company and must consolidate his position with the board of directors. Plus, what’s the secret of the billionaire’s collection of bizarre art? Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Russell and artist Ramon Rosanasdeliver a groundbreaking and exciting new title! 0823AW508


Matteo Pizzolo and C. Granda
Entertainment is America’s religion and Hollywood is its Mount Olympus, but it’s all crashing down. Icons are shattered and the gods turn to rubble as Zora’s battle consumes everyone around her. 0823BM516


ABBOTT: 1979 #1 $4.99 Page 44
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
On the eve of the 1980s and the Reagan Administration, Detroit is burdened with an oppressive darkness-both political and supernatural. Dejected and tough tabloid reporter Elena Abbott, who previously defeated the occult forces responsible for her husband’s death, must dig herself out from rock bottom if she’s going to save Detroit from the Umbra, one last time. As the trilogy’s final chapter by Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed and artist Sami Kivela opens, Elena will have to contend with the dark cloud hanging over Detroit and over her personally. AUG230035

ALICE NEVER AFTER #4 $4.99 Page 59
Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta
While the White Rabbit may be perpetually late for a very important date, he can’t run from Alice forever, or keep hiding the secrets behind why he’s always in a hurry.
Meanwhile, Alice may have some help in returning from Wonderland, but just like the twists and turns and dead ends of a mazeX will it ever be something she can ever emerge from? AUG230087

CODA #2 $4.99 Page 56
Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara
Hum and the Sprigganist come into conflict as an unexpected death leads not to a doomed movement but new, twisted promises of paradise… Meanwhile, Serka and the Gnomads track the evil to a familiar source, and follow the breadcrumbs of a madman who stole half the population, all leading to a reunion many of our heroes might find less than satisfying… AUG230073

John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julia Madrigal
The end of the second year of university is right around the corner for best friends Daisy, Esther, and Susan at Sheffield University. Their glory days of living together are coming to an end, though, as McGraw and Susan plan to move into their own flat, and Daisy’s going against her sensible nature to live in a party warehouse with her tempestuous girlfriend, Ingrid. Adrift on her own, Esther’s stuck scrambling for somewhere to call her own, as the options dwindle down to nothing. At least the others are all squared away, until disaster strikes twice, leaving Ed with broken bones and a bruised ego, and Daisy with a broken heart. The Giant Days Library Edition Volume 5, written by John Allison and illustrated by Max Sarin, Liz Fleming, and Julia Madrigal collects the next eight issues of the Eisner Award-winning and Harvey Award-nominated series, along with the 2017 holiday special, all in a deluxe hardcover. Collects Giant Days #33-40. AUG230156

GRIM #14 $3.99 Page 52
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
The end is in sight, and Jessica will have to confront it, the one who destroyed her father, along with any chance of knowing him. New revelations also come to light about Lilah and her unique relationship with Death, and Jess will have to make some painful compromises concerning Adira if everything is to be set right. But, if Adira fails, will the reapers stay on her side, or turn against her…? AUG230065

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #18 $3.99 Page 50
Sam Johns and Letizia Cadonici
In the depths of routine, Paris and Tybalt fear that Bait may be losing his edge, and warn that failure could lead to his loyalty facing scrutiny, all while a new look at Bait’s dysfunctional family-The White Masks-comes to light as he drifts into memories of his origins. As Bait wrestles with the current situation, it also becomes clear that something is shockingly wrong with Nannette… AUG230054

NEIGHBORS TP $19.99 Page 55
Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici
The neighbors are anything but what they seem. When Janet and Oliver Gowdie move to a quaint mountain town, their teenage daughter Casey and two-year-old Isobel become part of a horrific chain of events that will forever change their family . . . It’s impossible to know who to trust or who is still human. Casey’s behavior is increasingly unpredictable. Janet is more distant. Isobel is happy-go-lucky and seems to enjoy the attention poured onto her by Agnes. And Oliver? He’s out to uncover whatever malevolent forces seems to have taken root under and inside his home. Steeped in Celtic, Irish and English folklore, Jude Ellison S. Doyle joins artist Letizia Cadonici, and colorist Alessandro Santoro to tread new ground in changeling horror. A tale perfect for fans of Eat the Rich and The Nice House on the Lake!
Collects The Neighbors #1-5. AUG230071

RARE FLAVOURS #2 $4.99 Page 51
V. Ram and Filipe Andrade
The next masterpiece from Ram V and Filipe Andrade continues as Rubin and Mo journey deep into the scorching Rajasthan desert in search of a mythical pepper, but supernatural detectives Dilshan & Dilkush are hot on their trail! Meanwhile, their driver, Manish, takes them on a historical journey concerning those who ferry the peppers through the fiery landscape. AUG230061

SIRENS OF THE CITY #4 $4.99 Page 60
Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph
After Layla’s supernatural showdown with Rome, someone follows Davi to Diane’s apartment. And after a series of unexpected connections and encounters, a necklace with special qualities comes into play-something that’s key to all the events surrounding Layla and why she’s hunted. AUG230092

James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Erica must finally face the deadly doppelganger-the Duplicitype-but can she survive in the end? And with everyone in the town of Tribulation at Cutter’s mercy, who will pay the ultimate price? AUG230047

Sarah Gailey, Kath Lobo, and Roberta Ingranata
Amongst strained relationships, Buffy is determined to take back her identity as The Slayer! Meanwhile Xander, Faith, and Spike contend with their identities, and their future roles in the Scooby Gang. The pain of the past weighs on Willow, but she’s determined to use her magic for the good, but it will take someone special to help the volatile witch, and Willow has no idea what she’s in store for…Her magic is out of control despite her good intentions, and it’ll take a professional to repair her connection to her power. Sarah Gailey, Kath Lobo, Valentina Pinto, and Ed Dukeshire close the coffin on Willow’s journey through the realms of vampire slaying and magic! Collects The Vampire Slayer #13-16. AUG230140


MIRACLES #2 $4.99 Page 324
Joe Glass and Vince Underwood
With secrets out of the closet, Elliot now gets to live all his fantasies as the high-flying Miracle! But all is not as it seems, as shadowy figures stalk Elliot from afar. What is it they want? Or, more accurately, who? With a crackling Kirby-esque variant cover by Vince Underwood and a special C variant cover by guest artist David Talaski! With a crackling Kirby-esque variant cover by Vince Underwood and a special C variant cover by guest artist David Talaski! 0823CX521 (Underwood cover) / 0823CX523 (Talaski cover)


HAPPY CRAPPY LIFE VOL 3 $14.95 Page 455
Kyoutarou thought his life was ruined. He thought he would never be able to go back to Tokyo after how his office treated him the last time he went into town for an assignment. But now the big boss himself is asking him to come back! And what is even more surprising is how Sakura may have been behind this recall! This means a celebration is in order! This also may mean some painful good-byes! And how will Yoshiyuki take this news? AUG232469


Lawrence Lindell
Black, weird, awkward and proud of it. Welcome to the club! Tired of feeling like you don’t belong? Join the club. It’s called the Section. You’d think a spot to chill, chat, and find community would be much easier to come by for nerdy, queer punks. But when four longtime, bookish BFFs-Lika, Amor, Lala, and Tony-can’t find what they need, they take matters into their own hands and create a space where they can be a hundred percent who they are: Black, queer, and weird. The group puts a call out for all awkward Black folks to come on down to the community center to connect. But low attendance and IRL run-ins with trolls of all kinds only rock everybody with anxiety. As our protagonists start to question the merits of their vision, a lifetime of insecurities-about not being good enough or Black enough-bubbles to the surface. Will they find a way to turn it around in time for their radical brainchild, the Blackward Zine Fest? Lawrence Lindell’s characters pop from the page in playful Technicolor. From mental health to romance, micro-and macro-aggressions to joy, our crew tackles everything life throws at them in this heartwarming tale about building a place to belong and the power of community. 0823DQ53


Elena Ferrante and Chiara Lagani
HBO’s four-season TV adaptation of My Brilliant Friend has enjoyed success with critics and viewers in the U.S.; the novel has been adapted for the stage and radio plays. Here, for the first time, it is brought to vivid life as a graphic novel by one of Italy’s most beloved illustrators. Translated by Ferrante’s long-time translator, Ann Goldstein, the graphic novel tells the enduring story of the complex friendship between Lila and Lenu in post-war Naples. AUG231909


LOVE & ROCKETS #14 $4.99 Page 323
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
Still the world’s greatest comics magazine, hot off the heels of an Emmy nomination for the PBS documentary, Love and Rockets: The Great American Comic Book! Featuring four all-new stories from Eisner Hall of Famers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez. Fritz remakes her mother Maria’s movie twice and both versions are included in Gilbert’s half of the issue, with murder, belly dancers, and plutonium all in the mix! Meanwhile, over in Jaime’s half, Maggie wants to hang out with kids her own age, while the new Princess Animus wants to eat kids her own age! AUG231940


LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE GN $14.99 (SC) / $22.99 (HC) Page 326
Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams
The best friends from the groundbreaking Go With the Flow are back in a brand new graphic novel to face the challenges of secret crushes, big feelings, and growing up together. Your girls are back, closer than ever. But with feelings running high and hearts on the line, will their friendship get them through another year at Hazelton High? While Brit struggles with feelings for a seemingly rude boy who might have a soft side, Christine can’t deny any longer that she likes Abby… as more than just a friend. The only question is, does Abby have feelings for Christine, too? Misunderstandings, betrayal, and jealousy are bound to get in the way. But hey! Look on the bright side: They’re in this together. Always. AUG231959 (SC) / AUG231960 (HC)


THIRSTY MERMAIDS $19.99 Page 327
Kat Leyh
The Eisner and Lambda Literary Award nominated graphic novel about a group of mermaids trapped on dry land. Fresh out of shipwreck wine, three tipsy mermaids decide to magically masquerade as humans and sneak onto land to indulge in much more drinking and a whole lot of fun in the heart of a local seaside tourist trap. But the good times abruptly end the next morning as, through the haze of killer hangovers, the trio realizes they never actually learned how to break the spell and are now stuck on land for the foreseeable future. Which means everything from: enlisting the aid of their I-know-we-just-met-can-we-crash-with-you bartender friend, struggling to make sense of the world around them, to even trying to get a job with no skill setX all while attempting to somehow return to the sea and making the most of their current situation with tenacity and camaraderie (especially if someone else is buying). AUG231967


LACKADAISY GN VOL 1 $20.00 Page 356
Tracy J. Butler
It’s 1927 and Prohibition is in full effect in St. Louis. Organized crime has risen to meet the relentless demand for illicit alcohol. Bootleggers, gangsters, and might-makes-right rule dominate the city’s underworld, fueled by the patrons of speakeasies…speakeasies like Lackadaisy. Hidden under the unassuming Little Daisy Cafe and run by the widowed and strong-willed Mitzi May, Lackadaisy holds its own in a rough-and-ready world, where you’re either holding the gun or taking the bullet. But will tenacity, class, and a little bit of crazy be enough to ensure the survival of Mitzi and her gang? A keepsake collected edition of the cult classic, Eisner Award-nominated webcomic! Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #5 (MAY221584) AUG232019


MONOMYTH #6 $3.99 Page 371
David Hazan, Federico Bertoni, and Cecilia Lo Valvo Their magic, cunning, and fortitude is tested to the very limit. Monomyth is an all-new mini-series from the mind of David Hazan (Nottingham). 0823MA560


DWELLINGS #2 $9.99 Page 381
Jay Stephens
72 pages of terror returns in another triple-sized, bi-monthly dose of the series that has the comic industry screaming: Dwellings! Emmy Award-winning, Eisner-Award-nominated cartoonist and animator Jay Stephens (Secret Saturdays, Jetcat Clubhouse) welcomes you back to Elwich-the small town where the secrets run deep, the quiet streets harbor murderous intent, and even the spirits are prone to fits of jealous rage! In this issue: Two must-read tales of supernatural psychosis and paranormal paranoia! First: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you in ‘Quiet, Suki,’ especially if that hand is a talking puppet! Then: Investigative reporting meets infrasound in ‘Sound Mind,’ as the ghosts of the past come roaring forth. 0823ON564

LET ME OUT TP $19.99 Page 384
Emmett Nahil and George Williams
When Pastor Holley’s wife, Kelly, disappears, FBI agent Garrett takes on the case with Sheriff Mullen. After Garrett reveals that he and other FBI agents have been kidnapping townspeople for experimentations and Kelly’s death was a mistake, the police and FBI begin looking for a scapegoat for their crimes. The scapegoat comes in the form of four friends: Mitch, Terri, Lupe and Jackson. The punks, the queers, and outcasts. After an altercation between Lupe and her bigoted boss, she’s pushed as the prime suspect of Kelly’s murder by Garrett and Mullen. Meanwhile Pastor Holley has been whipping the town up into a satanic panic. On the run from Garrett and Mitch the group ends up entering a blood pact with Satan. Now protected they’re able to defend themselves and outrun the authorities. Garrett ends up murdering Mullen in an effort to sway Satan back to his side but it doesn’t work. Mitch-as-Satan kills Garrett which releases Satan into the world. But Satan closes the hellmouth and returns back to hell. The friends drive off into the sunset away from their town. 0823ON568


Jinha Yoo
The mafia threatens Ewon into working for a loan shark, where he’s forced to run dangerous errands for no pay. The culprit who doomed Ewon to this life is none other than Jiho, Ewon’s jealous ex who still burns at Ewon’s infidelity. Their gang leader Mookyul, with movie-star good looks and the bizarre, drunken habit of biting people on the neck, takes a keen interest in his attractive new errand boy. Will Ewon be able to survive the violent underworld (not to mention the constant sexual harassment) he must endure as an underling of Mookyul? AUG232514 (OFFERED AGAIN)

Jinha Yoo
Ewon becomes the financial gatekeeper to Mookyul’s criminal enterprise and it’s a duty with endless perils. One of Mookyul’s former underlings pleads with Ewon for a job balancing the accounts. Ewon reluctantly agrees, but he’s about to discover the lengths men will go for both love and money. Meanwhile, Mookyul notices he has a strange familiarity with Ewon, a distant memory about the boy that’s finally surfacing. Time is a strange thing. Cause and effect weave endlessly. Ewon and Mookyul are about to discover, they go farther back then either ever suspected. In fact, Mookyul would never have become the man he is now, if he had never crossed paths with Ewon so long ago.

Available Now!For more information on this item and a copy of the Previews Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (OFFERED AGAIN) AUG232516

Available Now!For more information on this item and a copy of the Previews Adult supplement, ask your local comic shop. (OFFERED AGAIN) AUG232517


DEATH DROP ASSASSIN #3 $4.99 Page 397
David Hazan and Alex Moore
Death Drop’s drag sister’s trail has gone completely cold, but a surprise visitor to her apartment is willing to present new leads in exchange for Death Drop’s participation in a dangerous infiltration mission that will undoubtedly exhume the ghosts of their shared past. 0823SC61


CITRUS PLUS VOL 5 $13.99 Page 462
Thanks to Mei’s help, Yuzu has been studying hard and getting good marks on her mock college entrance exams. While out celebrating, Yuzu bumps into two old friends from junior high, Kana and Manami. When Yuzu tells her old pals about her plans for the future, Kana gets mad that Yuzu has changed so much. Can Yuzu smooth things over with her former besties, or have they grown too far apart? AUG232535

This hit Boys’ Love webtoon/manhwa (comic) is coming to print in English for the first time! Yeo Eui-joon needs cash, so he works part-time at a convenience storeXwhere the clientele includes hoodlums and mobsters. He’s tired of being yelled at while ringing up booze and trying to talk his way out of extortion, but he’s not tired of seeing a certain good-looking gangster walk in the door. Gunwoo is huge, gruff, and intimidating at first… but he seems to care about Eui-joon’s well-being, and is quick to knock aside anyone giving Eui-joon a hard time. After Eui-joon gets a peek at the enormous condom size Gunwoo buys, a little spark of attraction might just grow into a big, fiery love story! AUG232539

Azusa Banjo
“I’m gonna tell Mido. Today, at the summer festival.” Unable to push back his feelings for his childhood friend Mido any longer, Hiura makes up his mind to finally confess to him at the festival taking place at the end of summer. How will Mido, whose makeup skills transformed Hiura’s life, respond?
SC, 188pgs, B&W SRP: $13.99 AUG232550

Inori and Aonoshimo
Rae is willing to do anything to be close to her mean-girl crush Claire, including being her maid and waiting on her hand and foot. And Rae’s hard work is paying offXClaire is even starting to tolerate the other girl’s presence! But that teeny-tiny bit of progress is threatened when a new transfer student shows up. Manaria Sousse is not only a beautiful foreign princess, she’s also Claire’s childhood best friend and first love! How is Rae supposed to compete with that?! AUG232551

PULSE VOL 5 $19.99 Page 465
Ratana Satis
After a tumultuous visit with the director, Mel heads home to Lynn, haunted by memories and the guilt they stir up. Will Mel let her regrets about what she did to Sue distract her from the woman she’s with now? Or can Lynn help the heart surgeon work through her complicated past and maybe blow off some steam in the process? AUG232562

Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou
The wildly popular danmei/Boys’ Love novel series from China set in the universe of The Husky and His White Cat Shizun! Noble-born Mo Xi is the foremost general of Chonghua, known for his ruthless temper and ascetic air. Once he was one of two promising young commanders, twin stars of the empire. His comrade, the lowborn Gu Mang, was Mo Xi’s brother-in-arms, best friend, and secretly his lover, until the day Gu Mang turned traitor and joined the ranks of their nation’s greatest enemy. Now Gu Mang has been returned to the empire a ruined man, a shadow of the military genius he once was. The public clamors for his death, and no one yearns for vengeance more than Mo Xi. Or so he thought for faced once more with his bitterest enemy, Mo Xi is left with more questions than answers. Why did the man he loved betray him? And what secrets hide behind Gu Mang’s tortured eyes? AUG232579


BLACK OR WHITE VOL 7 $12.99 Page 343
After asking veteran actor Tatara for advice on kissing scenes, Shin is faced with a major dilemma-how does he tell his boyfriend Shige that Tatara ended up kissing him for real? Surprisingly, Shin receives the news wellXa little too well, in fact. Can Shin contain his notorious jealousy, or will his next scene with rival Tatara have sparks flying in a whole new way?! AUG232363

GIVEN VOL 8 $12.99 Page 434
Natsuki Kizu
Hiragi’s band is ready to make its big debut with the help of Ritsuka. And Mafuyu, who’s been wishy-washy about becoming the singer for Given, is now equally as indecisive about his own singing. Ritsuka invites Mafuyu to the debut concert, but he doesn’t accept the invitation, leaving Ritsuka even more confused by his boyfriend’s recent behavior. AUG232364


ACID TOWN VOL 3 $13.99 Page 472
In a run-down city riddled with poverty and gangs, survival is a daily struggle for Yuki and his best friend Tetsu. In a desperate attempt to pay for Yuki’s ill brother’s hospitalization, the two of them get caught trying to break into the vault of the Seidoukai, an infamous yakuza group. However, Yuki catches the eye of the gang’s young boss, Kazutaka Hyoudo, and the two of them escape imminent death after striking a deal. Hyoudo is willing to take care of his brother’s hospital bills…for a price. AUG232595

BLACK CAT & VAMPIRE VOL 2 $15.99 Page 472
Nikki Taino
Studious Yuki Hasegawa found himself pursued by the unbearably popular Jean Michele and embroiled in a potentially deadly search for a monster hiding among the students of Blanc College boarding school. When Jean accidentally bites Yuki after their school dance, Yuki is forced to come to terms with the idea that vampires are real and Blanc College is full of them. When Jean explains the cruel power of a human’s love, Yuki wonders if the only way to keep vampires from feeling that cursed urge to drink blood if for humans not love them. Will Yuki be able to stop his budding feelings for Jean now that he knows what fate awaits them…? AUG232596

Auri Hirao
Despite her shy personality, Maina is finally plucking up the courage to express her heartfelt gratitude and affection for Eripiyo’s support X but will Eripiyo fumble the moment, like she has so many times before? Still, things finally seem to be looking up for Cham Jam as they briefly debut on television and prepare for an upcoming idol festival, their biggest show yet! But the clear gap in their popularity compared to other idol groups brings out complicated feelings among the members of Cham Jam, and their newfound determination to give their best performance is tempered by insecurity and worries about the future. After all their years of hard work and indie idol efforts, their dreams of performing at the Budokan still seem so far away. AUG232597

SIRIUS TP $12.99 Page 472
Ana C. Sanchez
Dani’s bright future as an elite tennis player comes to a sudden stop when, during a match, she has a heart attack. Her newly discovered condition affects not only her health, but also her relationship with her mother, as well as her career. Wanting to get away from everything, she leaves behind the big city X and all her problems X and goes with her cousin to a little coastal village. There she meets Blanca, a girl full of life and in love with astronomy. Blanca reminds Dani that life can be beautiful, and that she can shine again like stars do. (OFFERED AGAIN) AUG232600

Fumi Furukawa
In this tranquil world where all animals live in peace, carnivores and herbivores have an agreement to live amicably. Yagi is a goat who loves reading (and eating!) books; his dream is to become a bookstore clerk, but goats who eat paper aren’t exactly welcomed at places that sell books! But maybe he can charm Ookami, the scary wolf store manager into giving him a job. (OFFERED AGAIN) AUG232601

Mai Naoi
After finding out she is to be forced into an marriage of convenience as soon as she graduates high school, Kokoro sees her life ending before her eyes at her father’s wishes. And so in her final year of high school, she decides to indulge in her love of other women, and create an incredible sketchbook of lesbian romance to leave behind as her legacy. As she observes the young women of her town, she learns more about their desires, their struggles, and the unpredictable whims of love. (OFFERED AGAIN) AUG232602


BARBARIC HELL TO PAY VOL 3 $19.99 Page 419
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
It’s all gone to Hell! Owen is trapped in a fiery prison with several unsavories from his past…and one old friend. Meanwhile, Soren and Steel strike a dangerous pact with Ka, a deadly assassin who might know how to get Owen back. But that’s gonna require trusting a whole new witch. JUL232099

Mark Russell, Benjamin Tiesma, and Piotr Kowalski
A town where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do. Trapped in the box of horrors that makes up everyday existence, Penny and the other residents of Lost Turkey find escape in the only entertainment in town: a DVD rental box that seems to know their darkest secrets. Their fates are framed within the films they choose, and every movie they watch nudges them closer to the very worst decisions. 0823VL684

SAINTED LOVE # $4.99 Page 418
Steve Orlando and Giopota
The time crossing queer action romance continues! Hollywood. The 1950s. The Celluloid Closet forces performers to hide who they are. Or it did, until Hotel Oasis! Lately, Tinseltown’s closeted elite have found a place where it’s safe to live and love freely, a science fiction speakeasy run by none other than Malcolm Irina-stranded time traveler and inventor! As Irina rubs elbows and uglies with Hollywood’s biggest names, his Wolf comes calling. John Wolf has dropped in from 1907 to find his lover under attack-and his hotel with it! Wolf and Irina are the only ones who can defend Hotel Oasis from the Pilgrims, a secret society infecting all of history, erasing queer lives, stories, and loves. 0823VL687


MY LOVE MIX UP VOL 9 $9.99 Page 440
Wataru Hinekure and Aruko
Aoki and Ida are hard at work studying so they can go to the same college. They pray for their exams to go well at their first shrine visit of the year, but will their bond hold strong when it’s tested?! Meanwhile, Akkun and Hashimoto have taken different paths, but they still cheer each other on. Graduation is right around the corner! AUG232379

RAINBOW DAYS VOL 6 $9.99 Page 445
Minami Mizuno
The overnight trip to the amusement park has brought Tomoya and Mari closer together. Tomoya is hoping to take the next step with Mari as the school sports tournament heats up, but when she catches him in a compromising situation, things start to go sideways. Meanwhile, Natsuki prepares for a Christmas Eve date with Anna…! AUG232401


Aya Maruhana
Deep within a dense forest stands an academy for girls, whose students share a secretXthey’re all vampires. To learn to hunt without attracting human attention, the maidens forge bloody bonds of sisterhood, but what fate will their ties bring? AUG23240

Don Haruna and Chiru Ukai
Leorino, the fourth son of a margrave, retains the memories from his past life as the knight Ionia and love for Prince Gravis. Leorino is unaware that he has come under the prince’s protection. Prince Gravis’ decision results in backlash against Leorino, and interaction with a jealous colleague ends in Leorino falling down a flight of stairs. ??

August 22, 2023
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