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LGBTQA Previews April 2022 Part 2

April Trade waiters have some exciting collections to look forward to with Aquaman: The Becoming, Crush & Lobo, a complete Midnighter book, and Superman: Son of Kal-El, A Thing Called and a new Department of Truth from Image, and The Last Annihilation with Wiccan & Hulkling stories, and in case you missed a copy of last summer’s Marvel Voices: Pride there’s a a new edition with a few other LGBTQA stories as a bonus! And Rachel Pollack’s Doom Patrol receives due recognition with its first ever collection in a deluxe hard cover volume! Nyla Rose and Steve Orlando resurrect X-Man Thunderbird in a one shot! The Rocketeer gets a new mini to celebrate its 40th anniversary! James Tynion IV brings his flair for horror to the Sandman’s Corinthian!

Liebstrasse by Greg Lockard and Tim Fish tells the story of Sam and Phillip falling in love during the last days of Weimar Germany and with Nazis taking control. Available only digitally, Dark Horse brings it to print. Sometimes there’s nothing like the feeling of holding a book in your hands and I think this story is one of those times.

This monthly column features comics, graphic novels, and books from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel. You’ll find items from publishers such as BOOM, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, other small and indy presses and BL/ yaoi and yuri in part one.

The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Items from are in this list. Names of people marked in bold are queer or ally creators!

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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DARK HORSE

COLD BODIES $19.99 Page 96
Magdalene Visaggio and Andrea Mutti
From Magdalene Visaggioand Prometheus’s Andrea Mutti comes this 1980s meta-horror homage focusing on how trauma affects victims of slashers and never leaves decades later. Years ago, Denise Stokes was the sole survivor of the brutal Winter Man massacre, in which several young adults were slaughtered during a powerful blizzard in Wisconsin. Now, in present day, Denise has tried to bury the past behind her, while the world around her has become obsessed with the murders through a popular film franchise called Snow Day. And as the anniversary of the killings approaches, Denise finds herself in a dark place as she begins to see the Winter Man show up again and the difference between what’s real and what isn’t begins to collapse around her.
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CRITICAL ROLE TALES OF EXANDRIA VOL 1 BRIGHT QUEEN $19.99 Page 97
Darcy Van Poelgeest and CoupleofKooks
Leylas Kryn, the Bright Queen, has spent multiple lives in pursuit of assembling the otherworldly Luxon. So, when another piece appears nearby, Leylas sends her eternal lover Quana to collect it with consequences that may threaten the entire Dynasty! Hope for the future clashes with darkness from the past in a stellar new story from the world of Critical Role! Game master Matthew Mercer joins Eisner Award-winning writer Darcy Van Poelgeest and fan-favorite artist CoupleofKooks in a brand-new Critical Role story from the mighty Kryn Dynasty, the four-issue series collected in a trade paperback and ready to take its place in your Critical Role library. FEB220298

LIEBESTRASSE TP $19.99 Page 95
Gregory Lockard and Tim Fish
During the final years of the Weimar Republic, Sam meets Philip in Berlin and they fall in love. Their romance is hit with an unspeakable reality as the Nazis come to power and fascism makes them a target. Debut writer Greg Lockard in collaboration with artist Tim Fish bring you the latest hit from ComiXology Originals. 2020 Glaad Media Nominee for Outstanding Comic. FEB220293

NORSE MYTHOLOGY III #3 $3.99 Page 102
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and David Rubin
In “The Death of Balder,” superstar artist Colleen Doran illustrates the tale of Balder, his dreams of the world’s end, and Hermod’s epic quest to bring him back from Hel. FEB220322

SHIFTING EARTH TP $19.99 Page 104
Cecil Castellucci and Flavia Biondi
In a not-so-distant future, a freak particle storm has landed botanist Dr. Maeve Millay on an idyllic yet strange parallel Earth, with no way back home. But just like her own climate- ravaged planet, this verdant Earth has a sinister side which astronomer Zuzi battles every day. Both women are fighters, and both face a choice: forge new paths, or save the worlds they’ve always known? FEB220339

STRANGER THINGS KAMCHATKA #2 $3.99 Page 100
Michael Moreci and Todor Hristov
Dr. Orlov’s time is running out as his children continue their frantic search for him, now aided by a deadly spy known as Mr. Frost. However, Russian agents are determined to impede them and capture Frost no matter the cost. The good doctor finds himself face to face with the monster he has been kidnapped to save. Tie-in to season 3 finale of hit Netflix TV series. FEB220308

TORSO TP $19.99 Page 93
Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko
Cleveland. 1935. Eliot Ness, fresh from his legendary Chicago triumph over Al Capone and associates, set his sights on Cleveland. He went on a crusade that matched, and sometimes even surpassed, his past accomplishments. But dismembered body parts started washing up in a concentrated area of Lake Erie Sound. Headless torsos that left no clues to their identity or reason for death. Eliot Ness and his colorful gang of The Unknowns chased this killer through the underbelly of Cleveland for years. As far as the public was concerned, he was never captured. But what really happened is even more shocking. This 1999 Eisner Award Winner for Comic Book Excellence is re-designed in this latest edition to the Dark Horse/Jinxworld library! FEB220289

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ACTION COMICS #1042 $4.99 Page 38
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge, Riccardo Federici, and Adriana Melo
The origins of Mongul, his mysterious champions, and Midnighter’s underground rebellion stand revealed! When another of Superman’s truest allies is killed, will the tragic loss end the rebellion before it begins? Or will it be the spark that finally unites Superman’s forces against the unstoppable Mongul? The Warworld Revolution begins! Also featuring the finale to the epic Martian Manhunter backup series! 0222DC070

AQUAMAN THE BECOMING TP $19.99 Page 35
Brandon Thomas, Diego Olortegui, Scott Koblish, Daniel Sampere and others
The critically acclaimed miniseries that graduates Jackson Hyde from Aqualad to Aquaman is now available in one volume! Jackson Hyde finally has it all. Mentors who support him, a community that loves him, an honest relationship with his mother, and access to Aquaman’s private training facility in Atlantis. Well, he had it all-until that training facility and half the Atlantean palace got blown to kingdom come with Jackson inside. Now Jackson stands accused of wrecking the life he worked so hard to build as a mysterious new villain stalks him from the shadows. Aqualad’s going to need all his skills, wit, and cunning just to prove his own innocence, let alone inherit the name Aquaman! Plus-revisit Jackson Hyde’s first appearance as Aquaman on an adventure with Arthur Curry’s daughter in DC’s not-so-distant future! Collects Aquaman: The Becoming #1-6 and Future State: Aquaman #1-2. 0222DC068

AQUAMEN #3 $3.99 Page 38
Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas, and Sami Basri
While Jackson Hyde’s investigation into the Atlantean sleeper agents leads him into the dark and dangerous streets of Gotham City, Arthur struggles with his own secrets and the rift that his past mistakes are creating in his future with Mera. Danger lurks in the darkness of Gotham’s shadows, but so does a surprising ally. 0222DC074

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BATGIRLS #5 $3.99 Page 38
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Jorge Corona
The Batgirls and Tutor face off again, but this time at the creepy, abandoned Arkham Asylum! Can the Batgirls stop Tutor from using his art to put all of Gotham in a mind-controlled trance? Let’s hope the Batgirls found a way to avoid being put under his control…again! Meanwhile, Babs’s hands are tied-literally-when she comes face to face with Spellbinder. 0222DC076

BATMAN #122 $4.99 Page 1
Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter, and Trevor Hairsine
Ra’s al Ghul is dead, and Talia is out for revenge! Batman is on the case to find Deathstroke before Talia’s elite killers do! But Batman starts to piece together that not everything is what it seems in Ra’s’s death…and knows whom he must interrogate to get answers…Talia herself! Can the two former lovers ever work togeth-er again? Plus, a backup tale showing the secret first fight between Batman and Deathstroke! 0222DC001

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #14 $7.99 Page 39
Vita Ayala, Mark Russell, Che Grayson, Ryan Cady, Karl Mostert, Nikola Cizmesija, Belen Ortega, Cam Smith, and Giuseppe Camuncoli
Batman and Zatanna are at the mercy of the DCU’s newest magic! Ace the Bat-Hound and the Super-Pets versus Go-tham’s worst villains! A new Birds of Prey led by Lady Shiva and Katana? And a team-up between Batman and the Question!, 0222DC081

CATWOMAN #42 $3.99 Page 40
Tini Howard and Nico Leon
You know what they say-some of them are gonna love you, and some of them are gonna hate you-but it doesn’t matter as long as they need you. Black Mask wants to be the dirty little secret of the Gotham underworld, but Catwoman’s even better at being a secret when she needs to be. Thankfully she’s not afraid to have a little help-from Valmont, Onyx, and the newly minted Tomcat…exactly the kind of guy to let her in the house., 0222DC088

CATWOMAN VOL 06 FEAR STATE $16.99 Page 46
Ram V., Nina Vakueva, Caspar Wijngaard, and Laura Braga
Alleytown stands as the last place in Gotham City untouched by the Magistrate’s totalitarian forces. But being the last bastion of freedom in a police state makes Selina’s kingdom most inviting for Gotham’s rogues. This volume features appearances by Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Ghost-Maker, and Wight Witch-an assassin sent to kill the Feline Fatale-in tales from Catwoman #34-38! 0222DC144

CRUSH & LOBO TP $19.99 Page 34
Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan
The thrilling and chaotic fan-favorite miniseries from Detective Comics dream team Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan collected for the first time! In case anyone was wondering, Crush is doing just fine, actually. Sure, she effectively quit being a Teen Titan. And okay, her relationship with her girlfriend, Katie, is kind of on the rocks, if you want to get all technical about it. Oh, and she recently found out her dad, Lobo, is in space jail. But that’s cool, because he’s the worst. Okay, so maybe Crush has some stuff. But that doesn’t mean she’s gonna do anything about it, like run away from all her problems by going to space to confront her dad…right? Collects Crush & Lobo #1-8. 0222DC067

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #6 $3.99 Page 40
Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri
Kingdoms are divided. Monarchs have fallen. Families have been torn apart. The Kingdom of Storms, the Amazons, and the Els are on the brink of all-out war. Can Constantine, Lois Lane, and Harley Quinn stop what’s coming? Or is the prophecy correct? Do Superman and his family have to die to save the world? 0222DC091

DEATHSTROKE INC #8 $3.99
Joshua Williamson and Paolo Pantalena
Deathstroke and Respawn are on the run! Deathstroke Inc. has been destroyed, and his villain associates killed by the Demon’s Shadow! Deathstroke must explain to Batman why he killed Ra’s al Ghul…but first he must survive the hundreds of deadly killers coming for him! 0222DC005

DETECTIVE COMICS #1059 $4.99 Page 7
Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shammas, Sina Grace, Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, David Lapham
Riddle me this…when is a criminal not a criminal? The answer awaits you in the start of a brand-new Detective Comics story arc from writer Mariko Tamaki, guest co-writer Nadia Shammas, and legendary artist Ivan Reis! The Riddler is back in Gotham City in a big way, becoming a media personality and using his newfound influence to wreak havoc on the Dark Knight. As Batman chases down clues to put an end to Riddler’s machinations, the clock ticks away for the citizens of Gotham whom Edward Nygma has placed in the line of fire… Then, in “Gotham Girl: Interrupted” part one, the super-powered Claire Clover returns to the city that helped ruin her life…to get psychiatric treatment at the new Arkham Tower. But when Gotham Girl’s newfound semblance of normalcy is rocked by a murder mystery, she finds someone unexpected at the heart of the crime…herself. 0222DC018

DOOM PATROL BY RACHEL POLLACK OMNIBUS HC $100.00 Page 47
Rachel Pollack, Linda Medley, Ted McKeever, and others
In 1993, writer Rachel Pollack took over Doom Patrol from Grant Morrison and quickly made the title her own-retaining its offbeat spirit while pushing its characters in new directions and tackling important social issues in the Doom Patrol’s thoroughly unconventional way. This first-ever collection of Pollack’s run collects Doom Patrol #64-87, Doom Patrol Annual #2, and a story from Vertigo Jam #1. 0222DC145

EARTH-PRIME #1 $5.99 Page 16
Natalie Abrams, Kelly Larson, Camrus Johnson, and Clayton Henry
Spinning out of the hit CW shows, Earth-Prime continues the adventures of your favorite heroes from the small screen. While each issue focuses on a different Arrowverse series, a threat lurks in the background, out to finally bring these heroes to their knees! Ever since the tech that created many of Batman’s rogues hit the streets, Ryan Wilder has been running herself ragged trying to contain the new villains popping up around Gotham City. But when Clayface’s mud binds itself to a local high schooler, Batwoman will need help from an unexpected source in order to contain this muddy foe! Also, follow how Luke Fox balances his life as a superhero and a boyfriend! 0222DC037

GREEN LANTERN takes a break this month

HARLEY QUINN #14 $3.99 Page 38
Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo
I’m innocent, I tell ya! I might currently be stuck in Blackgate Penitentiary for multiple homicides thanks to a growing body of evidence that points right to me, Harley Quinn, as the murderer…but for once it was not Harley Quinn in the alley with the baseball bat. Someone’s obviously tryin’ to frame me, and I gotta figure out who and why if I wanna clear my name before I end up spendin’ the rest of my days behind bars with a buncha ladies who really don’t seem thrilled that I’m here. Not to mention I look terrible in orange…, 0222DC096

JOKER #14 $5.99 Page 44
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Giuseppe Camuncola, Cam Smith, and Belen Ortega
Final issue. All the hunters converge on the Sampson estate as the brutal conclusion to the first “season” of The Joker is here! Bullets will fly, blood will be shed, and will James Gordon be forced to make the choice he’s been dreading since issue #1? Punchline Backup: Punchline walks free, and the Royal Flush Gang is desperate for a new queen. The underworld of Gotham City is going to change forever, and this last chapter of “Punchline” is only the beginning. 0222DC133

MIDNIGHTER THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 Page 33
Steve Orlando, Aco, Fernando Blanco and others
From GLAAD-nominated writer Steve Orlando come the action-packed adventures of Midnighter, the hero who can predict your every move. This volume collects all 12 issues of the vigilante’s 2015 series, as well as his reunion with his ex, Apollo, in the Midnighter and Apollo miniseries, where Midnighter goes to Hell to rescue his partner-plus stories from DC Cybernetic Summer and DC Pride 2021! 0222DC066

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #8 $3.99 Page 30
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno
With Walter living among his friends in the house, has the impossible happened? Have their lives actually…improved? Perhaps for some-but how are things going for the one housemate whose place Walter took? 0222DC062

NIGHTWING #91 $3.99 Page 41
Tom Taylor and Geraldo Borges
Trying to save a city that’s even more beyond saving than Gotham is no small task, and even someone like Nightwing needs a day off to relax with his best friend and to recharge-but when your best friend is Wally West, a.k.a. the Flash, a “recharge” might not end up being so relaxing! 0222DC105

ONE-STAR SQUADRON #5 $3.99 Page 41
Mark Russell and Steve Lieber
After an unfortunate accident at Heroz4U headquarters, all the employees are under investigation for the moment it all went up in flames! Now Red Tornado has stepped forward, ready to tell the truth. Could one of our heroes actually be a villain in disguise? 0222DC108

ROBIN #13 $3.99
Joshua Williamson, Roger Cruz, and Norm Rapmund
Robin and Ravager have caught up with Deathstroke and Respawn! Can they convince Deathstroke to turn himself in…or fight to the death? And what startling revelation does Robin learn that shocks this story to its core? Plus, Batman goes deep into the conspiracy behind Ra’s al Ghul’s death and discovers it’s bigger than he thought. He must call in backup…just not the backup you’d expect! 0222DC008

ROBINS #6 $3.99 Page 42
Tim Seeley and Baldemar Rivas
The games are over and Jenny Wren’s traps have finally sprung around the Robins! Can the teen wonders unravel the truth behind Jenny’s connections to Batman, or will the true first Robin finally rip apart the Bat-Family once and for all? 0222DC111

RWBY JUSTICE LEAGUE TP $16.99 Page 31
Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Stephanie Pepper, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Meghan Hetrick
The DC Universe and the world of RWBY collide! Discover the Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, and Diana Prince of Remnant as Team RWBY comes face to face with new versions of DC’s paragons of justice. New Grimm have been popping up around Remnant as well as people disappearing without a trace. As Team RWBY investigates these mysterious happenings, they encounter new friends along the way. But will these new “heroes” help our intrepid huntresses turn the tide and find the cause of all this madness, or will a long-hidden beast’s plan finally mean doom for Remnant? Collecting the popular series RWBY/Justice League #1-7, this volume also features the initial designs of the Justice League of Remnant as well as a variant cover gallery. 0222DC064

SANDMAN UNIVERSE NIGHTMARE COUNTRY #1 $3.99 Page 26
James Tynion IV, Lisandro Estherren, and Yanick Paquette
Sometimes, nightmares walk the Earth. Every night when you sleep, the Lord of Dreams chooses the path you’ll follow…into a sylvan Elysium, or down the hallways of your darkest fears. And sometimes, if it is Dream’s will, those nightmares escape those halls, and go out into the world. But it is not a choice he makes lightly. Today the Corinthian walks the Earth again. The most feared of all Dream’s nightmares, his ravenous mouths have made him a legend among serial killers. Letting the Corinthian out among mortals is the most dangerous thing Dream could possibly do. But he has no choice-because there is another nightmare walking the Earth, one that must be hunted…and this monster is one that Dream, lord of all nightmares, did not make. Horror-comics superstar James Tynion IV has waited his whole career to pay tribute to the mythos of The Sandman, the work that made him the writer he is today-and that time has come! Designed to welcome new readers into one of the greatest worlds in DC’s library, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country is a terrify-ing travelogue through a nation recognizable and obscene, which will show you things seen in no Sandman series ever before-with spectacular art by Lisandro Estherren and “nightmare” sequences by comics art all-stars, starting with the incredible Yanick Paquette! 0222DC056

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #10 $3.99 Page 43
Tom Taylor and Cian Tormey
Henry Bendix’s plans are now clear. Gamorra’s president won’t stop until he has total control. He’s now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix’s dark vision for the world…a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replaced by agents of those ruthless enough to have seized power. The Rising has begun! 0222DC121

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL HC VOL 01 THE TRUTH $24.99 Page 32
Tom Taylor, John Timms, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is. Join writer Tom Taylor and artist John Timms as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El! Who’s the mastermind behind the mysterious organization known as the Truth? What sinister secrets await Jon in the labs of President Bendix? And…could Jonathan Kent have at last found love? All this and more awaits you in this historic first volume in a new chapter of the Superman family legacy. Collects Superman: Son of Kal-El #1-6. 0222DC065

SWAMP THING #12 $3.99 Page 44
Ram V. and Mike Perkins
Tefe Holland and Jennifer Reece dive into the Green to recover Levi, but soon find that the Swamp Thing may not want to return. Meanwhile, Dr. Woodrue’s strange procedure with the remains of the Pale Wanderer has resulted in unintended consequences, and the world itself may never be the same because of it. 0222DC136

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #14 $3.99 Page 44
Tim Sheridan and Tom Derenick
It’s a fresh start for the students and staff of the newly-rechristened “Titans Academy”! As classes resume, two faculty members navigate the awkwardness of a new relationship-and one student, on a dangerous training mission, must finally face the mysterious past that’s haunted him all his life. 0222DC127

Trial Of The Amazons Wonder Girl

TRIAL OF THE AMAZONS #2 $4.99 Page 21
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Joelle Jones, Vita Ayala, Stephanie Williams, Elena Casagrande, Laura Braga, & Skylar Partridge
With the trial postponed and the greater evil revealed, the very existence of the Amazons is at stake! A foe from Diana’s past has come through Doom’s Doorway seeking revenge and anarchy to destroy Wonder Woman and her people once and for all. Only then can he escape Themyscira and bring Man’s World to its knees! Now the Amazons must unite to save their way of life and carry out the sacred mission of peace and justice passed down to them by the goddesses all those years ago. Led by Wonder Woman, these women are now ready for the battle they’ve spent all their lives preparing for. Can anything stop the combined strength of the Bana-Mighdall, Esquecida, and Themyscirans? Find out in the final chapter of our crossover that will change the world of the Amazons for good! 0222DC045

TRIAL OF THE AMAZONS WONDER GIRL #2 $3.99 Page 20
Joelle Jones
“Trial of the Amazons” part six! Cassie Sandsmark has discovered the culprit and is shocked to learn it is one of their own. Justice must be served, but as tradition dictates, nothing can interrupt the trial once under way. Now it’s up to the Esquecida and their headstrong leader, Yara Flor, to take a stand for what is right. The future of the Amazons depends on it! 0222DC044

World Of Krypton

WONDER WOMAN #786 $4.99 Page 19
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Rosi Kampe, and Paulina Ganucheau
“Trial of the Amazons” part five! Tensions rise as the tribes compete with one another to determine the future of the Amazons. But a lot more than just glory is on the line-immortality is too! Little do they know, someone is pulling everyone’s strings from behind Doom’s Doorway. Who could it be? Find out in this jam-packed issue! 0222DC042

WONDER WOMAN EVOLUTION #5 $3.99 Page 45
Stephanie Phillips, Mike Hawthorne, and Adriano di Benedetto
Can even Wonder Woman save a world without hope? Diana faces her toughest trial yet as she is flung into the future to save an Earth on the verge of complete collapse. Guided by a future version of Donna Troy, Wonder Woman must question the reality of her surroundings, while accepting the reality of the consequences. All this, plus the reveal of a major new villain! 0222DC138

WORLD OF KRYPTON #5 $3.99 Page 45
Robert Venditti and Michael Avon Oeming
As Kryptonians suffer the effects of the planet’s deterioration, they lose faith in their leaders. But taking to the streets in protest puts them in Zod’s crosshairs. With his own people as his enemy, will he curb his brutality? Meanwhile, Jor-El is distracted by matters of a more personal nature! 0222DC139

IDW/ TOP SHELF

ROCKETEER THE GREAT RACE #1 $4.99 Page 122
Stephen Mooney and Gabriel Rodriguez
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the very first appearance of the Rocketeer! Ace stunt pilot Cliff Secord has returned from his New York Adventure to a West Coast steeped in paranoia over the looming war in Europe. Having finally had enough of his near-death scrapes as the high-flying Rocketeer, the only thing in Cliff’s crosshairs is The Great Race: a prestigious, winner-take-all air race that runs from California to France! Maybe it’s finally time to smarten up and fly straight . . . by taking his best girl Betty to Paris! But other parties want to win the race for their own nefarious ends, and Cliff will need to decide which prize is truly the most valuable of all. Each issue will contain an oral history-featuring Dave Stevens’s friends, family and fellow artists-all culled together by Kelvin Mao, longtime friend of Stevens’s and the director of the forthcoming documentary on the beloved artist! FEB220404

TMNT ONGOING #128 $3.99 Page 132
Sophie Campbell and Pablo Tunica
Donatello and Alopex infiltrate the lab of Dr. Jasper Barlow in a bid to ward off the next attack of the Punk Frogs! What our heroes find in the lab will shock them and reveal a connection to a villain of the past but first they’ll have to defeat some deadly new villains! FEB220430

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A THING CALLED TRUTH VOL 1 $16.99 Page 60
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life-at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance? Collects issues #1-5. FEB22010

BOLERO #4 $4.99 Page 68
Wyatt Kennedy and Luanna Vecchio
Devyn’s ex takes center stage! Stuck in the anti-door dimension, Natasha learns the mysterious origins of Capgras and is forced to confront hard truths about herself as we finally get the answer to Bolero’s most burning question: Why did Nat and Devyn break up? FEB220199

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH VOL 3 $16.99 Page 62
James Tynion IV, Elsa Charretier & Various
Six acclaimed guest artists join Eisner winner James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds to uncover the deep, tangled roots of the Department of Truth… and Lee Harvey Oswald’s rise to its top position. From the Phantom Time Hypothesis to Mothman, find out what terrible secrets are waiting in the archives. Collects issues #6-7, 14-17. FEB220122

GOOD ASIAN VOL 2 $17.99 Page 63
Pornsak Pichetshote, Alexandre Tefenkgi, and Lee Loughridge
The conclusion to the year’s most critically acclaimed new series is here! Self-loathing Chinese-American detective Edison Hark uncovers the secrets behind the murders terrorizing 1936 Chinatown and their link to his family-but exposing the truth may mean toppling everything he holds dear. Writer Pornsak Pichetshote and artist Alexandre Tefenkgi wrap up their Chinatown noir starring the first generation of Americans to come of age under an immigration ban the Chinese. FEB220125 Volume 1 can be ordered with the code FEB220126.

HOME SICK PILOTS #14 $3.99 Page 72
Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard
End of story arc. Everything ends. In fire. In truth. In a lot of house-punching. FEB220216

IMAGE 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY #1 $5.99 Page 52
Geoff Johns & Various, Andrea Mutti & Various
Series premiere! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Image comic with a year-long parade of all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics! Featuring a combination of ongoing serials and standalone short stories, this inaugural issue kicks off with the first chapters of two 12-part stories: “The Blizzard” by Geoff Johns & Andrea Mutti and “Red Stitches” by Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr, Plus the opening installments of a trio of three-parters: “Gospel for a New Century” by Wyatt Kennedy and Luana Vecchio, “Loop / Hopeless” by Mirka Andolfo, and “Shift” by Kykle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo. Plus plus! A first look at Declan Shalvey’s upcoming old Dog series and an original ongoing comic strip by Skottie Young! FEB220047

JOE HILL’S RAIN #4 $3.99 Page 79
Joe Hill, David M. Booher, and Zoe Thorogood
Angry clouds hang over the Rocky Mountains as Honeysuckle approaches Denver. The devastation from the rain of nails extends far beyond anything Honeysuckle could have imagined. After a confrontation with a homophobic neighbor, Honeysuckle arrives at Yolanda’s home in search of Yolanda’s father. What she finds is far more horrifying than the looming storm clouds. FEB220241

LOADED BIBLE BLOOD OF MY BLOOD #2 $3.99 Page 74
Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, and Guiseppe Cafano
Jesus has been bitten by Dracula’s sleeper vampire, but how long can he stave off the infection? As Dracula’s evil plan evolves, the real meaning of the ancient impaler’s alliance with the church is revealed. All life on Earth is under threat! Can Jesus’s own people save their savior in time to save the world? Featuring the debut of John the Mechanic! FEB220226

MONSTRESS #39 $3.99 Page76
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Maika falls even deeper into her prison as she flees the devastating truths revealed in her memories. FEB220229

SAGA #58 $2.99 Page 81
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Friends or enemies? FEB220248

STEP BY BLOODY STEP #3 $4.99 Page 89
Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara, and Matheus Lopes
At the heart of the civilization, a city. At the heart of the city, a dance. At the heart of the dance, a girl…and a king. And in the heart of the king? Only the insatiable hunger for more. More. More, at any cost. FEB220256

SWEET PAPRIKA #10 $3.99 Page 89
Mirka Andolfo
Oh, Italy. Home of good food, love, and…confusion. A trip to her homeland to combine business with pleasure seemed like a good idea in theory, and Paprika thought her relationship with Dill was finished. But, as they say…surprises never end. FEB220257

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ALIEN #11 $3.99 Page 65
Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Salvador Larroca
Sanctuary is no more! Jane and the remaining Spinners are running out of ways to escape. And hope is getting slimmer as each station they reach is decimated by the Xenomorphs. Will help reach the colony in time? Or will the true intents of the colony destroy all hope? FEB221008

CAPTAIN CARTER #2 $3.99 Page 36
Jamie KcKelvie and Marika Cresta
“Woman Out of Time” continues. Captain Carter is back, and now the whole world knows it! Reeling from her new celebrity status, Peggy teams up with S.T.R.I.K.E. to investigate the sudden resurgence of Hydra, but something doesn’t feel quite right. Can Peggy trust what she’s being told, or is someone trying to use her as a high-profile pawn in a game she doesn’t yet understand? FEB220911

CARNAGE #2 $3.99 Page 33
Ram V and Francesco Manna
For years, the only host the dangerous Carnage symbiote knew was Cletus Kasady. Sharing a bond unique even among symbiotes and their hosts, the two were the most notorious and prolific serial killers in the Marvel Universe. But after the events of Extrene Carnage, Cletus’ codex has found a new home, leaving the Carnage symbiote adrift, alone and deadlier than ever before! FEB220901

DOCTOR APHRA #20 $3.99 Page 70
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
From here to eternity! Doctor Aphra and Sana Starros confront Kho Phon Farrus at the heart of an archeological ruin! But they’re all about to learn the horrifying truth behind the Spark Eternal and onlu one will escape unscathed! FEB221023

ETERNALS #11 $3.99 Page 56
Kieron Gillen and Guiu Villanova
The Avengers are done with secrets and demand the Eternals explain themselves! But the Eternals have other plans, as Ajak has made contact with her Celestial god! But will she receive the answers she’s been searching for? Doesn’t look like it. FEB220974

FANTASTIC FOUR #43 $3.99 Page 57
Dan Slott and Rachel Stott
The Reckoning War continues! “Victor Von Doom: Hero of Earth” The last time the Cormorant appeared, he destroyed the Baxter Building and the Latverian Embassy, completely overpowered the Fantastic Four, and left without anyone laying a hand on him. Now, for the sake of the universe, Doctor Doom must face him alone. Hail Doom! Meanwhile, four of Earth’s greatest heroes are trapped in the toxic wastelands of the Barrens…and there is no way for all of them to make it out alive. Guest-starring: The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk, and an army of Marvel’s most cosmic champions! FEB220981

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN THUNDERBIRD #1 $4.99 Page 24
Nyla Rose, Steve Orlando, and David Cutler
All Elite Wrestling superstar Nyla Rose slams into Krakoa with a back-breaking one-shot featuring the first X-Man to die in action! In this mega-sized one-shot, Rose teams up with comics star Steve Orlando and First Nations artist David Cutler to grapple with the ramifications of Thunderbird’s recent resurrection! The world John Proudstar has returned to is completely different from the one he once knew. Looking to find refuge in the familiar, Thunderbird seeks out someone from his past at an Apache reservation and uncovers a horrifying threat to the Indigenous mutant community. Will Thunderbird be able to save his people? Or will his justified rage lead him astray? FEB220875

IMMORTAL X-MEN #2 $3.99 Page 45
Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck
Emergency Council meeting! Magneto leaving the council means big shoes need to be filled. Selene demonstrating her foot size by crushing the whole island beneath it is unorthodox, yet compelling. Can the Quiet Council resist? FEB220938

IRON FIST #3 $3.99 Page 54
Alyssa Wong and Michael Yg
Danny Rand’s search continues!
But he’s about to realize that he isn’t the only one hunting for the mysterious new Iron Fist! As demons stalk K’Un-Lun and ugly histories are dragged into the light, the new Iron Fist will have to make a choice between his duty and his conscience. FEB220965

IRON MAN #19 $3.99 Page 63
Christopher Cantwell and Cafu
At last, the stunning conclusion of the Books of Korvac! Tony Stark must face Michael Korvac once again, and once and for all. No cosmic powers, no allies or henchmen, and no…armor? This is the very end of a very long and very rocky journey; Tony’s going to have to get by on his own blood, sweat, and tears. For the first time in his life, he’s all out of ideas. FEB221002

IRON MAN VOL 3 BOOKS KORVAC III COSMIC IRON MAN $29.99 Page 98
Christopher Cantwell, Angel Unzueta, Cafu, and Ibraim Roberson
Iron Man is marooned in a small colony on a remote planet! A message from home warns him that Korvac is still a threat, but recovering from his injuries means pain medication — which might mean a relapse. Will Tony succumb to the temptation that has plagued him for years? Either way, Iron Man will soon face a cosmic showdown on the deck of Galactus’ worldship. And to survive, he must battle Korvac’s zealous and powerful disciples: Controller, Unicorn, Blizzard and a robotically enslaved Original Human Torch! Tony could use some friends, but does Doctor Doom count?! When the dust settles, Iron Man will emerge majorly upgraded and forever changed! But with great power comes great ego, and now his friends on Earth must decide: Has Tony Stark become an Iron God, or a dangerous threat? Collecting Iron Man (2020) #12-19. FEB221064

KNIGHTS OF X #1 $4.99 Page 22
Tini Howard and Bob Quinn
The quest begins here where mutants are hated and feared once again! The gates to Otherworld are closed and Captain Britain is trapped on the wrong side! Usurpers Merlyn and his right-hand man, King Arthur, are now in control of Lunatic Citadel. Furies the size of Sentinels raze villages to the ground in their hunt for the “witchbreed.” Cut off from Krakoa, Betsy Braddock is Otherworld’s only hero and to save her people, Betsy must recruit a round table of her own. The Knights of X gather to restore the rightful order and rescue desperate mutants but their quest is about to get so much bigger than that. This is the era of destiny and the fate of Otherworld lies at the center of mutantkind’s future. Don’t miss this essential piece of the new Krakoa! FEB220868

LAST ANNIHILATION TP $24.99 Page 96
Al Ewing, Anthony Oliveira, Evan Narcisse, Juan Frigeri, Bob Quinn, Jan Bazaldua, German Peralta, and Stefano Caselli
A new Annihilation event threatens the cosmos! The war to end all wars is here, and the consequences will be grave for the Guardians of the Galaxy, S.W.O.R.D. and the royal couple of the united Kree/Skrull Empire, Hulkling and Wiccan! Five different planets have simultaneously come under threat, and this foe may be too big for even the new Guardians to handle. So it’s a good thing that Cable is back — locked, loaded and ready to steal the ultimate weapon from the deadliest planet in X-history! Meanwhile, the Black Panther enlists the aid of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda and the legendary M’Baku! But what game is Doctor Doom playing? Not everyone is going to come home. Collecting Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #16-18, Cable: Reloaded #1, The Last Annihilation: Wiccan & Hulkling, The Last Annihilation: Wakanda and S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #7. FEB221061

LEGION OF X #1 $4.99 Page 21
Si Spurrier and Jan Bazaldua
Si Spurrier and Jan Bazaldua bring peace, love, and justice to Krakoa! Krakoa has its laws — but does it have justice? To remain a mutant sanctuary, Krakoa must safeguard itself against those who would damage its peace or traumatize its people. The lost must be found, and the wicked must face redemption — or retribution. It’s up to the ever-soulful swashbuckler Nightcrawler to keep the spark alive and Legion to host his unique team in the psychedelic mindspace called the Altar. With Pixie on point, Juggernaut as a one-man riot squad and a host of X-favorites on the beat, the Legion of X will do anything to protect mutants’ right to pursue happiness and hope. Kicking off with a hunt for a missing Arakkii god and a skinjacker possessing innocent mutants, read this issue and come meet Weaponless Zsen, Ora Serrata and a villain worth praying for. The Destiny of X bares it heart and soul right here! FEB220860

MARAUDERS #2 $4.99 Page44
Steve Orlando and Eleonora Carlini
Extinction Agenda part 2! The Marauders race toward Shi’ar space on a collision course with an explosive secret, spurred by the crew’s malicious eighth member: Cassandra Nova! What could possibly go wrong? But unfortunately for them, the Shi’ar Majestrix has raised an imperial armada to stop the Marauders in their tracks! FEB220935

MARVELS VOICES TP PRIDE $24.99 Page 102
Luciano Vecchio, Allan Heinberg, Mariko Tamaki, Lilah Sturges, Leah Williams, Crystal Frasier, Kieron Gillen, Terry Blas, Anthony Oliveira, J J Kirby, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, Steve Orlando, Jacop Camagni, Roger Stern, Marjorie Liu, Kalinda Vazquez, Josh Trujillo, Jim Cheung, Kris Anka, Derek Charm, Jan Bazaldua, Jethro Morales, Jen Hickman, Paulina Ganicheau, Javier Garon, Samantha Dodge, Brittney L Williams, Joanna Estep, Claudia Aguirre, Sal Buscema, Mike Perkins, and Carlos Gomez
Marvel Comics is proud to present its first ever queer-centered collection! An amazing assembly of creators from all walks of life unites to tackle Marvel’s LGBTQIA+ icons, including Wiccan and Hulkling! Iceman! Mystique and Destiny! Karma! Daken! Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean! Celebrate these and so many more legendary characters as both new and fan-favorite creators tell their Pride stories — tales of inspiration and empowerment that illustrate “the world outside your window” in full color! Plus: The wedding of Northstar and Kyle Jinadu! The honeymoon of Hulkling and Wiccan! The awesomeness of America Chavez! The debut of “Captain America of the Railways,” Aaron Fischer! And more! Collecting Marvel’s Voices: Pride, Incredible Hulk #240, Astonishing X-Men (2004) #51, King In Black: Wiccan & Hulkling, America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 and material from Marvel’s Voices #1 and United States of Captain America #1. FEB221068

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #37 $3.99 Page 42
Saladin Ahmed and Chris Allen
Miles and Shift survived Beyond and are thrust into an alter-dimensional quest that… Well… Know this… The people who left on this quest aren’t going to be the same people who come back. Why is that? Ask Ultimatum. FEB220929

NEW MUTANTS #25 $4.99 Page 49
Vita Ayala and Rod Reis
The labors of Magik start here! The big two-five is here – and it’s the perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! Illyana Rasputin is the Sorcerer Supreme and the rightful queen of Limbo…but she’s been awfully busy on Krakoa. Someone’s got their eye on the throne – and Magik isn’t the only queen in mutantdom. Vita Ayala and Rod Reis rekindle an old flame for a whole new generation of Magik lovers. 75960609471402511

SHE-HULK #4 $3.99 Page 58
Rainbow Rowell and Roge Antonia
Super Fight Club is here and She-Hulk isn’t going to break the rules. Good thing Rainbow and Roge are going to break the first rule and talk about it just for you. Jennifer Walters never promised (us) not to break rules at her day job. Rule #1? No super hero clients. She did promise her boss, though, so… FEB220982

SILK #4 $3.99 Page 40
Emily Kim and Takeshi Miyazawa
Old lady Cindy! Silk becomes her newest villain’s latest victim! How will she save the day when she can’t even cross the street by herself? FEB220923

X-CELLENT #3 $3.99 Page 50
Peter Milligan and Michael Allred
The X-Cellent did what?! That’s right, you heard it here first — the X-Cellent are taking on Doctor Strange! No one got famous for following the rules, and Zeitgeist knows this. But will this launch them into superstardom, or are they canceled? Zeitgeist will have something to say about that!
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X-FORCE #27 $4.99 Page 48
Benjamin Percy and Robert Gill
Enter Cerebrax! An all-new jumping-on point as the Destiny of X begins! As Wolverine returns to Krakoa, the mind-melding threat of Cerebrax grips the island via a security flaw that X-Force will have to defend against! But where does it come from, and what does it want with Forge?
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X-MEN RED #1 & 2 $4.99 / $3.99 Page 19
Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli
Who can save the red planet? The mutants of Arakko spent millennia scarred by war — but on what was once called Mars, they’re learning to live in peace. Storm knows the red planet needs something greater than a queen. But Abigail Brand has other plans, along with an unstable Vulcan on her side and Cable keeping his own secrets. Welcome to X-Men Red. It’s a new world…and someone has to fight for it. FEB220848

Who can tame the red planet?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war — and on what they now call Arakko, they’re keeping up their violent ways. Abigail Brand knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But Storm has other ideas, along with a broken Magneto in her corner and Roberto Da Costa making his own moves. Welcome to X-Men Red. It’s a new world and someone has to claim it. FEB220857

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