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LGBTQA Previews April 2023 Part 2

 

If you’re a horror fan check out All Eight Eyes from Steve Foxe and Piotr Kowalski coming from Dark Horse! Adam Warren’s Empowered gets a new volume, also from Dark Horse! Last June’s DC Pride anthology gets a hardcover volume as does the Dark Crisis Young Justice mini series! More horror with a new Corinthian mini series from Tynion and Lisandro Estherren! Saladin Ahmed makes his Image debut with Terrorwar! A new Guardians of the Galaxy comic from Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Kev Walker debuts just a month ahead of the third movie! Tradewaiters will be happy to find trades for She-Hulk, Immortal X-Men, Trials of X, and X-Force!

This month’s cover art is from W0RLDTR33 #1 – a new Image series by James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, and Jordie Bellaire, which promises to be a wild and weird mix of suspense, sci fi, and horror!

As always, there’s so much more!

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

ADORA & THE DISTANCE TP $14.99 Page 161
Marc Bernardin and Ariela Kristantina
Adora and the Distance is a YA fantasy graphic novel following the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called “the Distance” which threatens to destroy it all and only Adora can stop it. From Marc Bernardin-the award-winning television writer/producer on Star Trek: Picard, Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, Masters of the Universe: Revelations, Castle Rock, and Mata Hari’s Ariela Kristantina. Collects Adora and the Distance original digital series in print for the first time. (OFFERED AGAIN) FEB230432

AIR TP VOL 3 $19.99 Page 150
G. Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker
With the help of none other than Amelia Earhart, Blythe has begun to harness her perplexing power and is one step closer to controlling time and space. But when the fragmented trail of her mysterious love leads her to dangerous territory of double agents, metalhead jihadists, and an alarming backstory, Blythe will need to control more than just reality: she’ll need to manage her own suspicions-and her addiction. FEB230399

ALL EIGHT EYES #1 $3.99 Page 134
Steve Foxe and Piotr Kowalski
In the forgotten corners of post-9/11 New York City, skittering shapes in the darkness prey on the people society leaves behind. College dropout Vin Spencer floats through life in a drug-and-party-fueled haze, until one terrible night sweeps him into a drifter’s reckless war against the giant eight-legged horrors stalking the city.
Jaws meets Arachnophobia in a new vision of creature-feature terror from Eisner-nominated writer Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine) and dread-inspiring artist Piotr Kowalski (Bloodborne)! FEB230360

AMERICAN GODS TP VOL 2 MY AINSEL $24.99 Page 145
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton & Various
Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war.
Collects issues #1-#9 of American Gods: My Ainsel. FEB230386

BLUE BOOK #3 $4.99 Page 143
James Tynion IV, Michael Avon Oeming, and Klaus Janson
Trauma takes hold as nightmares plague the Hills with visions of the strange creatures they encountered. Were these just dreams or actual missing memories? These questions set the two of them off on a path for answers by retracing their bizarre journey and encounters with the unknown. Also including True Weird: Grande Peur by Lonnie Nadler, Jenna Cha, and Aditya Bidikar! FEB230379

EMPOWERED TP VOL 12 $19.99 Page 152
Adam Warren
Costumed crimefighter Empowered is trapped in a surreal nightmare scenario as her universe begins spontaneously rebooting again and again, with each variation more twisted and bizarre than the last! Can our befuddled superheroine somehow undo this inexplicable Neverending Reboot-while simultaneously steering her love life in a boldly polyamorous new direction with Thugboy and Ninjette!-or is this the End for Emp and her chaotically convulsing cosmos? FEB230403

STAR WARS HYPERSPACE STORIES #7 $3.99 Page 141
Michael Moreci and Andrea Mutti
Boba Fett. The name strikes fear across the galaxy; the most skilled and ruthless bounty hunter alive, who always gets his prey. But on the planet Ridley, Fett finds a job unlike any he’s taken in his long career. But other bounty hunters have taken notice, and soon the Mandalorian finds himself defending himself and his client from Bossk and his gang of ruthless Trandoshan hunters! FEB230372

DC

Adventures Of Jon Kent

ACTION COMICS #1054 $4.99 Page 8
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Dorado Quick, Rafa Sandoval, and Yasmin Flores Montanez
As Superman and Natasha Irons race to save Steel from the newly transformed Metallo, the Super-Twins are lost–and alone–against the nightmarish threat of the Necrohive! How will Lois and the House of El find them? Plus, learn the shocking identity of the mysterious ghost in the machine behind Metallo’s transformation as he and Superman face each other in an epic rematch for the ages! Plus: A new era for John Henry Irons begins in Steel Forged part 1! And Dan Jurgens explores the not-too-distant-past world of Lois and Clark 2 in a bold new interlude! 0223DC02

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN JON KENT #3$3.99 Page 6
Tom Taylor and Clayton Henry
Kal-Els across the Multiverse are being murdered and the culprit is the man who stole Jon Kent’s childhood! Jon is joined by Earth-2’s Superman, Val-Zod, and a surprise third hero to try to stop Ultraman’s killing spree. But when Jon comes face-to-face with the man who tortured him and kept him imprisoned, he discovers an even greater threat!0223DC013

BATGIRLS #17 $3.99 Page 40
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Neil Googe
Nothing says spring like the Aparo Park Spring Jubilee–live music, good food, and besties Cass Cain and Steph Brown unwinding after a long day of Batgirling. But the day turns sour quickly when snipers Gunbunny and Gunhawk appear on the scene…why are they here, and who are they targeting? It’s up to the Batgirls to protect their fellow Hills residents and find the snipers before anyone gets hurt. 0223DC109

BATMAN #134 $4.99 Page 10
Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne, and Adriano Di Benedetto
It’s all-out war as only Batman stands between Red Mask and a Gotham City full of bodies! How much is the Dark Knight willing to sacrifice to save this city? 0223DC042

BATMAN INCORPORATED #7 $3.99 Page 40
Ed Brisson and Michele Bandini
No one is safe as Professor Pyg continues his warpath across Gotham. Meanwhile, Ghost-Maker has the worst Gotham has to offer in his grasp and must decide whether to keep his promise to Bruce or end their reign of terror–for good. Can Batman Inc. find Pyg in time to save the city? Will Ghost-Maker fall back into his old ways? Guest-starring Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and more of Gotham’s finest. And as if that weren’t enough–the road to Joker Inc. begins here! 0223DC112

BATMAN ONE BAD DAY TWO-FACE HC $17.99 Page 24
Mariko Tamaki and Javier Fernandez
Heads or tails, Batman will lose. Two-Face has always been viewed as Batman’s most tragic villain. If only Harvey Dent hadn’t been scarred by acid, he could have continued his good work as D.A. in Gotham City and been Batman’s greatest ally and friend…right? Or has Batman extended him too much grace in his multiple attempts at reform? Batman will question himself as Dent is free once more, still scarred but seemingly free of Two-Face’s influence. But when it’s revealed that Harvey’s father has been threatened to be murdered on his 88th birthday, will Two-Face be able to resist joining the party? Collecting Batman: One Bad Day Two Face #1, from the bestselling creative team of Mariko Tamaki and Javier Fernandez. 0223DC089

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #7 $2.99 Page 44
Amanda Deibert and Dario Brizuela
Daphne’s martial arts hobby takes center stage at a national competition: Gotham’s Got Talent! It’s all good until her competitors start being talent-napped. Judge Bruce Wayne calls in Batman, who teams up with Mystery Inc. to infiltrate the competition. Can they solve the mystery before front-runner Daphne winds up in real trouble? 0223DC164

BLUE BEETLE GRADUATION DAY #6 $3.99 Page 41
Josh Trujillo and Adrian Gutierrez
It’s all come to this as Jaime faces down the encroaching alien armada! But is he really ready for what comes next? And what does this mean for the future of Blue Beetle? 0223DC128

CATWOMAN #54 $3.99 Page 41
Tini Howard and Nico Leon
You know what they say: two’s company, but three’s a crowd! The Royal Flush Gang joins Selina Kyle behind bars, and while the other inmates are team Selina, the Queen remains loyal to Punchline. It wouldn’t be jail without the ladies clawing each other’s eyes out, especially when Catwoman makes a special appearance just to kick some clown ass. All this chaos and distraction may just be the break-out-of-jail-free card Selina needs. Meanwhile, Tomcat finally deals with his ex-boyfriend who tried to take the Tomasso heir…, 0223DC132

DANGER STREET #5 $4.99 Page 41
Tom King and Jorge Fornes
What does a small-town murder have to do with the mysteries of the Multiverse? Lady Cop is on the case, but time is running out! Gods from beyond the stars are battling over the boy who could save all their lives, the Manhunter is stalking his prey, and, meanwhile, the Dingbats are tired of waiting for answers…and they’re about to take revenge into their own hands! 0223DC137

DARK CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS HC $39.99 Page 22
Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere, Various
Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now…Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths! The epic event years in the making is finally here. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes step out of the shadows of the classic heroes to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop a darkness greater than anything they’ve ever faced from destroying everything? Don’t miss out on the blockbuster event of the year, now collected in a hardcover edition! Collects Justice League #75 and Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #0-7. 0223DC085

DARK CRISIS YOUNG JUSTICE HC $24.99 Page 23
Meghan Fitzmartin and Laura Braga
Crises have always had devastating impacts on the generation of heroes that makes up Yous forces are determined to keep them apart at any cost! Spinning out of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Green Arrow by DC architect Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman) and artist Sean Izaakse (Thunderbolts) is an action-packed adventure across the DCU that sets the stage for major stories in 2023! 0223DC001

DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #8 $3.99 Page 42
Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Andy Lanning
The epic saga that began over three years ago reaches its final, cataclysmic conclusion! As worlds burn, heroes fall–can hope prevail? DCeased ends here. 0223DC141

DC PRIDE THE NEW GENERATION HC $19.99 Page 34
Kevin Conroy, Alyssa Wong, Travis G. Moore, Devin Grayson, Nick Robles, Brittney Williams, Evan Cagle, Zoe Thorogood, and others
DC celebrates Pride Month with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This gorgeous hardcover collects for the very first time: Thirteen thrilling tales spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Kid Quick, Connor Hawke, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Batwoman Finding Batman, an autobiographical comic written by the late Kevin Conroy and drawn by J. Bone that details how Kevin’s personal experiences from childhood to Hollywood ultimately informed his universally beloved performance as the iconic voice of Batman. All five parts of Tim Drake’s coming-out story across Batman: Urban Legends #4-6, #10, and DC Pride: Tim Drake Special #1 An introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines Gorgeous art from across the complete DC Pride 2022 celebration! 0223DC104

DC RWBY #3 $3.99 Page 42
Marguerite Bennett and Soo Lee
Forced to retreat from Arkham Asylum and Gotham City after they’ve been overrun by Grimm, Team RWBY finds refuge with Wonder Woman and the Amazons on Themyscira. But as the world continues to change with the girls’ presence here on Earth, who brought Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang here in the first place? 0223DC139

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #5 $3.99 Page 45
Pornsak Pichetshote and Jeff Stokely
A break in the case comes at a deadly cost, but there’s little time to mourn when a far more dangerous foe waits in the wings. Edwin and Charles find themselves face-to-face with Thessaly the witch, and she’s hungry to do what she does best…exact revenge on those who have crossed her. 0223DC180

DETECTIVE COMICS #1071 $4.99 Page 11
Ram V, Simon Spurrier, Riccardo Federici, and Caspar Wijngaard
Shoes a.k.a Cheshire Cat continues to prowl the tunnels of Gotham looking for answers of her past, and when she runs into a horde of Azmer underneath the city…she makes an unlikely friend who was born on a Monday. Meanwhile, the Orgham’s long running ties with the League of Assassins is revealed by Talia Al Ghul, and the truths of their relationship affects both Batman and Bruce Wayne. Then, in the backup, Mr. Freeze continues his interrogation of Dr. Mead (or as he calls it, his research) regarding how to fix Nora so that she’ll return to him as Mrs. Fries and love him again. 0223DC047

GREEN ARROW #1 $3.99 Page 2
Joshua Williamson and Sean Izaakse
The Emerald Archer is lost, and it will take Oliver Queen’s whole family to find him! But dangerous forces are determined to keep them apart at any cost! Spinning out of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Green Arrow by DC architect Joshua Williamson and artist Sean Izaakse is an action-packed adventure across the DCU that sets the stage for major stories in 2023! [Asexual Connor Hawke is pictured on the cover and presumably part of the supporting cast.] 0223DC001

HARLEY QUINN #29 $3.99 Page 9
Stephanie Phillips and Sweeney Boo
This just in, ya gal’s been cursed! And now she’s gotta use magic and travel the Multiverse and deal with…cartoon fish and higher beings? What in the Earth-6 is going on?! Not to mention, I still got my court-mandated community service, and Two-Face and his goons just won’t leave ya girl alone. Someone’s gotta teach ’em a lesson–and I’m not just sayin’ that cuz I’m a professor! Also featuring another very special in-continuity dream of Harley Quinn as told by the two individuals who know me bestest of all…my hyenas, Bud and Lou! 0223DC034

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 $3.99 Page 42
Geoff Johns and Mikel Janin
Huntress’s journey through time comes to a head as the person chasing her through the timeline has finally caught up to her. Is the end of the line for Helena Wayne? 0123DC169

LAZARUS PLANET REVENGE OF THE GODS #3 $4.99 Page 14
G. Willow Wilson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Cian Tormey, Emanuela Lupacchino, Alitha Martinez
Is Wonder Woman responsible for the destruction wrought by the gods she’s worshipped all her life? Back in Man’s World at last, Diana sees the horrors of the gods’ war and questions all she’s done to ensure the Amazons’ survival. Is it too late to turn the tide and achieve peace? Meanwhile, Olympus itself trembles as Shazam’s wizard takes revenge on his former champion!, 0223DC062

The identity of humanity’s mysterious ally is revealed in the action-packed finale! With an unexpected god at their side, Wonder Woman and the Amazons are ready to take down Hera and her evil machinations once and for all. But what will victory mean for the future of the heroes and villains connected to the gods? 0223DC065

MULTIVERSITY HARLEY SCREWS UP THE DCU #2 $4.99 Page 42
Frank Tieri and Logan Faerber
Harley’s come face-to-face with the most unexpected ally–herself! But just who is this strange Quinn copy, and what the heck is she doing on this strange alternate Earth devoid of heroes and overrun by Starro’d versions of all of Harley’s best friends? (Here’s a hint: it has something to do with Harley screwing up the DCU.) 0223DC146

NIGHTMARE COUNTRY THE GLASS HOUSE #1 $3.99 Page 20
James Tynion IV and Lisandro Estherren
The Corinthian has been turned loose on our realm once more, and this time he sets his sights on the very root of rapacious American capitalism–Silicon Valley. His relentless pursuit of the Smiling Man will carve a bloody path from the C-suite of Prophet Capital to the bowels of a demonic nightclub, and no one will be safe from his reach. Not Ken, living large in the Bay Area since parting ways with Barbie all those years ago. Not Max, a nervous hedge fund manager on the rise who’s never quite fit anywhere. Not anyone. Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer James Tynion IV reunites with superstar horror artist Lisandro Estherren to bring you the nightmare-fueled follow-up you’ve been craving, a tale that will plumb the bottomless depths of our yearning for more at the heart of the American dream. 0223DC080

NIGHTWING #103 $4.99 Page 43
Tom Taylor and Travis Moore
Who is the Grinning Man, who’s always grinning no matter what he’s doing, even when he’s murdering people, and what kind of deal did he make with Neron? Nightwing and the Titans better figure that out soon before they lose one of their team members… Then, in the backup, Nightwing continues his lessons mentoring Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superman, and this time it’s about using your detective skills instead of your fists. 0223DC149

Nightwing #103

NIGHTWING VOL 03 THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVENS HEART $24.99 Page 27
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
With Dick Grayson under the protection of Nightwing and the Titans, Blockbuster’s finding it difficult for his hit men to get Grayson…until Heartless comes in to offer Blockbuster a deal. Meanwhile, Blockbuster discovers who Grayson’s mole in his mob is, and it all ends with a secret identity revealed and heart taken…and you’ll have to read this to find out whose! This volume collects issues #92-96. 0223DC092

NIGHTWING VOL 01 LEAPING INTO THE LIGHT $16.99 Page 27
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
Nightwing is back in Bludhaven, and his drive to keep his adopted city safe has never been stronger! But protecting Bludhaven is no small task, especially now that it’s being menaced by Nightwing’s most terrifying foe yet: a mysterious and murderous villain with a penchant for stealing his victims’ hearts…known only as Heartless. The city Nightwing has sworn to defend has also appointed a new mayor…with the last name Zucco. When Dick investigates the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, he discovers details that will shock and fundamentally change the hero forever. Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice) and Bruno Redondo (Injustice, Suicide Squad) bring Nightwing out of the shadow of the Bat and into the light! 0223DC091

POISON IVY #11 $3.99 Page 43
G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara
It’s no secret that Ivy can be very convincing, but with her newfound powers, she now has people wrapped around her finger. Janet’s time at the spa goes south when Ivy uses her…persuasive powers…to blockade a petroleum processing plant. Things take a wild turn, though, when the employees become violent and Ivy must protect the women she initially set out to destroy. So much for a relaxing spa retreat! 0223DC155

POISON IVY VOL 1 THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE Page 26 $24.99
G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara
Humanity had its chance. Now it’s time for Poison Ivy. The fan-favorite Batman villain steps into the solo spotlight, in a thrilling and tragic adventure written by Ms. Marvel co-creator G. Willow Wilson! Pamela Isley has been a lot of things in her life. A living god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and dead. In a new body that she didn’t ask for and with a renewed sense of purpose, Ivy leaves Gotham and sets out to complete her greatest work-a gift to the world that will heal the damage dealt to it…by ending humanity. On her journey to doom humankind, a heartbroken and betrayed Poison Ivy encounters obstacles (plant assassins!) and dodges the law along the way, in a body horror-infused character-defining epic from the visionary creative team of writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Marcio Takara. This volume collects Poison Ivy #1-6. 0123DC218

STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #3 $3.99 Page 19
Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala
While Virgil and his dad investigate the recent disappearances of Bang Babies, we learn more about the mysterious leader of the vigilantes. Can Static get to the bottom of these sinister abductions before more kids get captured? Meanwhile, Ebon goes to Paris Island to follow a lead on his missing Brother’s wearabouts but the Blood Syndicate don’t take kindly to strangers coming on their turf! 0223DC077

STATIC SEASON ONE TP $19.99 Page 46
Vita Ayala, Reginald Hudlin, Nikolas Draper-Ivey, and Chriscross
When nerdy high schooler Virgil Hawkins and other members of the Dakota City community stood up against injustice, their peaceful protests were met with dangerous experimental tear gas. While some were maimed, Virgil and some others were given new abilities. Now Virgil has electromagnetic energy inside him, but there’s anger burning inside too. How will Virgil deal with all of this? And what about his newly super-powered bullies? Collects Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 and Static: Season One #1-6. 0223DC196

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY VOL 02 EXIT WOUNDS $19.99 Page 47
Tim Sheridan, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tom Derenick, and Mike Norton
Titans Academy is where the classic Teen Titans teach the next generation of super-powered teens how to use their powers safely and responsibly…assuming the students (and their teachers) can survive the training! From the start, the academy has run in the shadow of a cunning enemy–the mysterious Red X. Can multiple generations of heroes discover their hidden enemy before Red X’s deadly endgame is unleashed? Collecting issues #6-15. 0223DC198

TIM DRAKE ROBIN #8 $3.99 Page 45
Meghan Fitzmartin and Nikola Cizmesija
Who’s ready for a Bat-team-up for the ages? Batwoman shows up at the Gotham Marina with a mystery only the world’s best Robin could solve. Together, Robin and Batwoman will help each other…or die trying. 0223DC183

UNSTOPPABLE DOOM PATROL #2 $3.99 Page 9
Dennis Culver and Chris Burnham
Explore the World’s Strangest Superheroes’ new headquarters, the Shelter, as they welcome their brand-new member, the Worm! Catch up with Niles Caulder, Mento, Flex Mentallo, and more as we learn terrible secrets that could bring the new team to their knees before they even have a chance to get started. There’s a traitor in their midst and it’s not who you think! [Whether Larry/Negative Man will be gay like his HBOMax counterpart is unknown.] 0223DC038

WONDER WOMAN #798 $4.99 Page 45
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Josie Campbell, Amancay Nahuelpan, and Caitlin Yarsky
Bring on the thunder! A Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods tie-in! To save Themyscira, Wonder Woman must join forces with an unexpected ally: a sworn enemy of the Amazons! But to finally defeat the gods, Diana needs the new champion of Shazam at her side. Will the heroines find each other before it’s too late? 0223DC188

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WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA THE AMAZONS HC $29.99 Page 32
Kelly Sue Deconnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha, and Nicola Scott
Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible things…but their existence could not stay secret for long. When a despairing woman named Hippolyta crossed the Amazons’ path, a series of events was set in motion that would lead to an outright war across heaven and Earth–and the creation of Earth’s greatest guardian! Legendary talents Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha, and Nicola Scott unleash a critically lauded and Eisner Award-winning reading experience the likes of which you’ve never seen, with unbelievably sumptuous art and a story that will haunt you. Collects Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1-3. 0223DC101 / 0223DC102 (Direct market edition)

IDW/ TOP SHELF

BREATH OF SHADOWS 4 $3.99 Page 336
Rich Douek and Alex Cormack
As our intrepid jungle wanderers reel from last issue’s stunning revelation, Jimmy tries to navigate his way out of the pit he’s found himself in. But does the real danger wait in the shadowy corners of the cave or the dark and twisting hallways of his mind?! The penultimate issue of this mind-bending horror tale from Rich Douek and Alex Cormack! FEB231465

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS SATURDAY MORNING ADV #2 $3.99 Page 336
David M. Booher and George Kambadais
With all their friends beguiled by the attractions of Waterdeep, Eric and Diana are left to contemplate the kids’ future. Where do they really belong? Where are they most needed? But it’s more than just the wonders of Waterdeep that have enchanted Presto, Bobby, Hank, and Sheila. Will everyone come to their senses in time? FEB231471

STAR TREK DEFIANT #2 $4.99 Page 337
Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzueta
Convinced that the only hope to prevent planetary genocide lies in understanding how the power of the gods is being harvested, Captain Worf and first officer Spock set the stolen Defiant on course to break into a highly guarded Section 31 outpost to recruit the highest computing mind in the galaxy–Lore! FEB231491

TMNT ONGOING #139 $3.99 Page 337
Sophie Campbell and Fero Pe
Enter the Endgame! Ch’rell’s forces descend upon a Mutant Town already ravaged by nonstop riots in the wake of the Imposter Turtles’ attacks. Now, skirting Donatello’s best defenses, the Utroms are closing in on Seri, the hunted Triceraton Regenta. Meanwhile, the Rat King’s quest for chaos has culminated at the reunited Turtles’ doorstep, and they have no choice but to take the fight to him! Can Donnie rally Mikey, Leo, and Raph and their allies to quell the Utrom invasion? The Armageddon Game enters its end stage!
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ALL AGAINST ALL #5 $3.99 Page 73
Alex Paknadel and Caspar Wijngaard
Helpless is no longer the apex predator. A new monster is running amok in the habitat, destroying everything it sees in a frenzy of instinct unbound. Meanwhile, as the most dangerous animals that have ever lived clash and vie for supremacy, a humbled and gravely injured B’Tay must finally choose between his life’s work and his children–alien and human alike. FEB230152

BLACK CLOAK #4 $3.99 Page 75
Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren
A break in the case may have come too late as things heat up for Black Cloaks Essex and Pax, forcing Essex to face her past and confront it head-on…quite literally. Mermaids mourn. Black Cloaks dig. And worlds threaten to collide, which maybe isn’t the worst thing? FEB230162

DEADLIEST BOUQUET TP $16.99 Page 65
Erica Schultz, Carola Borelli & Various
In 1998, three estranged sisters trained by their Nazi-hunting mother come together to solve their mother’s murder…and try not to kill each other in the process. Follow the Hawthorn sisters in The Deadliest Bouquet as they explore what “family” truly means and discover the lengths they would go to keep a secret.
Collects issues #1-5. FEB230077

I HATE THIS PLACE #7 $3.99 Page 78
Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, Lee Loughridge
No place on the ranch is safe now that Trudy’s murderous survivor cult family has invaded the house. Will the couple stay and fight, or will they take their chances out on the farm? FEB230180

INDIGO CHILDREN #2 $3.99 Page 80
Curt Pires and Rockwell White
Chapter two of the comic of the year starts here! Mars–A glimpse of the past. Chicago–Alexei and Donovan work to liberate another one of the captured Indigo Children. FEB230186

LOVE EVERLASTING #6 $3.99 Page 84
Tom King and Elsa Charretier
“Too Hip For Love” Part One. The critically acclaimed, Harvey-nominated series continues with the launch of an epic new five-issue story arc: “Too Hip For Love”! Joan now understands the horror of her trap. Every time she falls in love, she disappears into another love story and starts again. However, a new boy introduces a new twist, and Joan discovers that what she thought was her life was just the entrance to a maze of madness. FEB230204

LOVESICK #7 $3.99 Page 84
Luana Vecchio
Domino is willing to do whatever it takes to never lose Jack again, including fulfilling his every desire. But she’ll soon discover boundaries that not even her cherished cannibal can violate. The intense final chapter of one of the most extreme stories of the last year. FEB230206

PHANTOM ROAD #2 $3.99 Page 89
Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Jordie Bellaire
The new ongoing series from Eisner-nominated team Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernandez Walta continues! Dom is a long-haul truck driver who finds himself on a strange highway trip after he pulls an unusual artifact from the wreckage of a car crash along with his new companion, Birdie. Figuring out where they are is the first mystery…figuring out how to get out painlessly is the second. FEB230230

SAGA #64 $3.99 Page 91
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Who’ll stop the rain? FEB230241

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER TP VOL 2 $19.99 Page 72
Jody LeHeup and Nil Vendrell
Finally! The man, the myth, the legend…Shirtless Bear-Fighter returns to the War on Bearror in a wild new action-comedy with higher stakes, new characters, and all the heart and hilarity you expect from series co-creators Jody LeHeup and Nil Vendrell! This time, Shirtless’s search for his true origin sets him on a cosmic collision course with the god of bears himself… Ursa Major! The battle begins in April with over 250 pages of side-splitting, flapjacked-filled fury! Don’t miss it! Collects Shirtless Bear-Fighter! 2 #1-7 FEB230148

TERRORWAR #1 $3.99 Page 46
Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta
Eisner-winning writer Saladin Ahmed and superstar horror artist Dave Acosta make their Image debut with this sci-fi horror series about working people fighting mind-bending monsters. Blue City was the last livable place on Earth. Now it’s crawling with Terrors–creatures that transform into their victims’ worst fears. Humanity’s last hope? Cho and his overworked, underpaid crew of freelance Terrorfighters. “We’re not heroes–we’re contractors.” FEB230012

TWO GRAVES #6 $3.99 Page 94
Genevieve Valentine and Ming Doyle
Dual points of view meet again in this two-artist issue! Death is offered retirement. Emilia is offered Death. FEB230252

W0RLDTR33 #1 $3.99 Page 50
James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, and Jordie Bellaire
In 1999, Gabriel and his friends discovered the Undernet, a secret architecture to the Internet. They charted their exploration on a message board called W0RLDTR33. Then they lost control. Someone broke into W0RLDTR33–someone who welcomed the violent hold the Undernet had on them. At great personal cost, Gabriel and the others thought they sealed the Undernet away for good. They were wrong. And now they will know the meaning of PH34R. FEB230015

MARVEL

BETSY BRADDOCK CAPTAIN BRITAIN #3 $3.99 Page 40
Tini Howard and Vasco Georgiev
The Forgemaster Federal is the Captain Britain we deserve! He’s here to right wrongs, defend the innocent and — oh wait, Morgan Le Fay put him in power? So much for the campaign slogans. Betsy Braddock is down for the count, Rachel Summers is iced out and the most powerful witch in history is about to take the entire kingdom for herself. Britain needs true allies — but they may have to come from foreign lands? FEB230767

BISHOP: WAR COLLEGE #2 $4.99 Page 40
SJ Holtham and Sean Damien Hill
Two Bishops, two pasts and only one leads to the future! Back on Krakoa, Blightswill is sweeping the island, poisoning mutantkind’s sentient paradise. The trainees Bishop left behind are outnumbered and outpowered. Trapped underground and leaderless, can they band together to save their home, or is Orchis? long game finally about to pay off? [Cam Long and Aura Charles are a couple. Cam is non binary and Aura is bisexual.] FEB230769

BLOODLINE DAUGHTER OF BLADE #3 $3.99 Page 54
Danny Lore and Karen S. Darboe
Two Blades are better than one! Brielle Brooks has wanted to meet her father forever–but it’s safe to say her first encounter with BLADE didn’t go as anticipated! As the supernatural world learns about the new vampire hunter on the scene and threats mount, this daddy-daughter Daywalker duo will have to figure out who they want to be to one another — before it’s too late! FEB23082

CARNAGE #12 $3.99 Page 34
Alex Paknadel and Francesco Manna
Cletus Kasady is back in a bloody new vision of Carnage! Spurned by its longtime host, the Carnage symbiote has undertaken a quest to push the boundaries of itself and its understanding further than ever before. But as seen in the visceral pages of issue #10, Cletus Kasady himself hasn’t been sitting idly by either. Bound to an all-new type of symbiote, the Extrembiote, Cletus has a whole new array of deadly abilities — that he’s eager to put to a bloody and brutal test! FEB230743

CARNAGE VOL 2 CARNAGE IN HELL $15.99 Page 93
Ram V., Roge Antonio, and Francesco Manna
New depths of Carnage! The Carnage symbiote has a bloodlust unlike any other organism in the Marvel Universe. Now, prepare for it to reach new and never-before-seen heights! With violence and glory on its mind, the symbiote carves a bloody path through the Asgardian underworld with the singular goal of reaching Malekith the Accursed. But what does Carnage want with the disgraced lord of the Dark Elves? What does it have to do with Venom and Eddie Brock? And what fresh Hel will be unleashed on the Marvel Universe if the symbiote succeeds?! Carnage has ambitions of universal destruction and death, the likes of which would make even Knull himself tremble. But unlike the slain King in Black, Carnage has no weapon to inspire fear in the hearts of the living. Until now! Collecting Carnage (2022) #6-10. FEB230932

COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2 $3.99 Page 21
Stephanie Phillips and Juann Cabal
There are now two Cosmic Ghost Riders. One is the reclusive Frank Castle, living on a remote alien planet. And the other is a ruthless assassin causing violent havoc across the universe. When the bounty hunter Starstalker comes looking to collect Frank for his counterpart’s crimes, Frank is forced to suit up once more — and solve the mystery of his new dual existence. FEB230703

DAREDEVIL #10 $3.99 Page 65
Chip Zdarsky and Rafael De Latorre
A turning point! With Elektra at his side, Matt Murdock has launched his most ambitious campaign against injustice ever, but as recent explosive and destructive events have unfolded, he has found himself more and more isolated — and with fewer allies than ever before? FEB230867

DEADPOOL #6 $4.99 Page 56
Alyssa Wong and Javier Pina
Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air as Deadpool takes his new romance, Valentine, out on the town! Unfortunately, bullets, blades and explosive devices are also in the air since both of them have enemies who want them dead. FEB230829

DOCTOR APHRA #31 $3.99 Page 72
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
The Parting Glance! Is this the end of the line for former allies Aphra and Tolvan? Darth Vader’s least favorite archaeologist must face a cold hard truth that will shake her to her core! Can she forgive herself for the chaos she’s about to unleash upon the galaxy? FEB230897

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 $4.99 Page 7
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Kev Walker
One year ago, the Guardians of the Galaxy were destroyed. Their optimistic future shattered by the betrayal of one of their own. Now they ride the space lanes of a lawless corner of the galaxy, trying to outrun their tragedy. Can they rediscover their heroism and humanity on the bleakest frontier? Can they forgive the failures of their past? Or will they fade into the dark, eternally unforgiven? Writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly team up with artist Kev Walker for a Guardians story like no other! FEB230646

HELLCAT #2 $4.99 Page 20
Christopher Cantwell and Alex Lins
Hellcat has been accused of murdering her new love, but as she seeks to clear her name, the mystery only deepens with the Sleepwalker on the scene! As her investigation continues, Patsy uncovers even more bizarre layers to the crime?and a far greater evil than she could have ever imagined lurking in the shadows! FEB230699

IMMORAL X-MEN #3 $3.99 Page 16
Kieron Gillen and Alessandro Vitti
The experiment ends? Year 1 was the start of the experiment. By Year 10, it was filling a petri dish. By Year 100, it had cracked the glass and spread across the desk. Now it’s been 1000 years, and the lab is filled by the writhing, pulsing sins of sinister and all the lab staff have been devoured. Everyone is in hell. The upside: this includes Sinister. FEB230682

IMMORTAL X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN VOL 2 $15.99
Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck, and Michele Bandini
Judgment comes, courtesy of the Eternals… and the Quiet Council grows suspiciously quiet. With one notable exception: Do you think a man devoted to Hellfire cares one jot? Let’s find out! Plus, even if you’re the heart of the X-Men, there are days you just want to tear out other people’s hearts. Judgment day is one of them. What extreme steps will Nightcrawler take in the name of the Spark? Collecting Immortal X-Men (2022) #7-10. FEB230936

MARAUDERS takes a break this month.

MARY JANE AND BLACK CAT #5 $3.99 Page 32
Jed MacKay and Vincenzo Carratu
Your new favorite comic book reaches the climactic conclusion of its first arc! WHAT SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED?! And will Felicia and Mary Jane’s relationship EVER recover once they are?! FEB230737

MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON #5 $3.99 Page 60
Eve L Ewing and Luca Maresca
Is this the end for Monica Rambeau? Monica is pretty sick of navigating topsy-turvy fractured realities and their strange denizens — who keep insisting she’s the problem! Unfortunately, the only way out is by doing the one thing she wants to do least: Look inward? [Monica’s gay cousin Caleb is introduced in the first issue. Caleb’s boyfriend is abusive (verbally and emotionally–but not physically, as far as we know so far) and Monica was trying to help him. Presumably this will be a subplot that runs through the miniseries.] FEB230848

NEW MUTANTS LETHAL LEGION #2 $3.99 Page 41
Charlie Jane Anders and Enid Balam
The New Mutants join the Lethal Legion?! That’s right, Count Nefaria is recruiting — and the New Mutants are lining up for the job! When Escapade, Scout and Cerebella set out to rob from the rich, they’ll find themselves in way over their heads. But surely the OG team will come rescue them, right? Only, Wolfsbane’s trapped in a sewer with a very angry beastie, Magik’s got X-Men business and Dani and Karma have no idea their young charges are in trouble. And make no mistake — between a room full of hardened criminals and a bottle of very expensive grappa, the kids are not all right. FEB230771

PETER PARKER AND MILES MORALES TP SPIDER-MEN Double Trouble $13.99 Page 107
Mariko Tamaki, Vita Ayala, and Gurihiru
Miles Morales is Peter Parker’s friend, super-hero namesake, crimefighting ally and?sidekick?! No way! Peter has dragged Miles to “Take Your Sidekick to Work Day,” and Miles is not amused — they’re both Spider-Man! So when Peter makes a mistake that unleashes villainous shenanigans on New York City, it’s up to Miles to save the day ? and prove exactly which Spider-Man is the true sidekick! Writer Vita Ayala joins the fan-favorite team that brought you Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble and Thor & Loki: Double Trouble for a brand-new adventure! Plus: Look back at another case of Double Trouble as the best of frenemies, Spider-Man and Venom, get inside each other’s heads… literally! Collecting Peter Parker & Miles Morales: Spider-Men Double Trouble #1-4 and Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1.
SC, 120pgs SRP: $13.99, FEB230950

ROGUE AND GAMBIT #2 3.99 Page 39
Stephanie Phillips and Carlos E. Gomez
X-Men versus the Avengers with the fate of Krakoa at stake! The future of mutantkind rests on Rogue and Gambit’s shoulders! Granted a vision of Krakoa’s demise, Destiny knows the one way to save their paradise: Find Manifold and hide him away, somewhere so deep that no one, not even his allies on the Avengers, can find him. That won’t sit well with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The King of Wakanda comes for Marvel’s premier couple! But the Black Panther is just the first on a very long list of problems — and when someone else steals Manifold away, Rogue and Gambit find themselves in everyone’s crosshairs. FEB230764

SCARLET WITCH #4 $4.99 Page 55
Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli
Battle for blood! The Scarlet Witch’s shopkeeper, Darcy Lewis, has a secret – and when the consequences of that secret result in the annihilation of Wanda’s shop, Wanda Maximoff must choose between protecting her new life or saving her friend’s. Scarlet Witch faces Scythia, leader of the Bacchae, in a battle to answer the question: What does it mean to enact justice? FEB230824

SHE-HULK #12 $3.99 Page 58
Rainbiow Rowell and Andres Genolet
She-Hulk reaches the landmark 175th issue! Not only does She-Hulk find herself face-to-face with the brand-new villain, Scoundrel, but she also puts her whole law practice in danger! ? All this, plus bonus stories that will have people talking! FEB230837

SHE-HULK BY RAINBOW ROWELL VOL 2 JEN OF HEARTS $15.99 Page 97
Rainbow Rowell and Luca Maresca
Questions abound for the jade giantess! Nightcrawler visits Book Law, but what does the X-Men’s resident fuzzy elf need legal defense for? Which of Marvel’s greatest traditions will She-Hulk help uphold? And how many miles does it take to save the universe? After shocking events hit like an earthquake, Jennifer Walters has some serious work to do — and a humdinger of a mystery to solve. And trust us, you will not be able to predict what she finds! She-Hulk’s new archnemeses finally step from the shadows ? but who are they, and what do they want with her? The answers to these questions will chill She-Hulk to the bone! Can Jen and her adorable new beau, Jack of Hearts, make it through this alive — or will this power couple suffer heartbreak? Collecting issues #6-10. FEB230938

SINS OF SINISTER DOMINION #1 $5.99 Page 15
Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck, and Paco Medina
Seven trillion deadly sins! A thousand years of hell and damnation comes to end with the loudest scream in history and for the truly guilty, there is no escape. Can the future change the present, or will we just make all the same mistakes again? Either way, the present will have to live with the future’s sins. FEB230676

STAR WARS RETURN OF THE JEDI EWOKS #1 $4.99 Page 71
Alyssa Wong, Caspar Wijngaard & Various
Tales of the Ewoks! On the moon of Endor occupied by the species called Ewoks, a group of these stout creatures has gathered around the fire to recount tales of triumph, defeat and horror! In the art-forward manner of storytelling, watch an eclectic group of artists interpret the stories from the unique minds of Ewoks in a manner only they can envision! This can’t-miss issue for Star Wars fans of mirth, merriment and artistry is the book you’ve been craving! FEB230889

STAR WARS SANA STARROS #3 $4.99 Page 70
Justina Ireland and Pere Perez
Party crashers! Sana has just run into one of the roughest bounty hunters in the galaxy: Deva Lompop! But what does she want with Sana? And why is Sana on a Rancor?! FEB23088

STAR WARS YODA #6 $3.99 Page 70
Jody Houser and Luke Ross
Dark visions! A fearful vision has infected the students at the Jedi Temple, leading to a violent confrontation that could spell doom for the would-be Jedi. Will Yoda sense the danger in time, or will he lose one of his students forever? FEB230884

Sana Starros #3

STORM AND BROTHERHOOD MUTANTS #3 $3.99 Page 14
Al Ewing andAllesandro Vitti
One thousand years in the future, the Empire of the Red Diamond has located Fortress Arakko — the burning Last Castle at the heart of the Storm System! The only hope for the universe lies in bringing a long-lost legend back to life? Ororo of the Storm returns to the Sinister Age for the final battle! FEB230673

TRIALS OF X VOL 10 $19.99 Page 94
Zeb Wells, Tini Howard, Gerry Duggan, Vita Ayala, Stephen Segovia, Ze Carlos, Marcus To, Matteo Lolli, and others
Endings and beginnings in the Trials of X! As Orphan-Maker faces the ultimate penalty for his horrible crime, secrets and betrayals come to the surface — and the outcome may mean the end of the Hellions! Then, Otherworld falls as Merlyn and King Arthur take the Starlight Citadel — and Betsy Braddock and Excalibur must decide where exactly their loyalties lie! The Marauders’ first tour comes to a close as the shakeups within the Hellfire Trading Company crystalize. Will any of the Inner Circle remain standing? The New Mutants regroup in the aftermath of the Shadow King’s attack! And Captain Krakoa is the latest hero to join the X-Men. But why is he here, and who is he underneath the mask? Collecting Hellions #18, Excalibur (2019) #26, Maruaders(2019) #27, New Mutants (2019) #24 and X-Men (2021) #6. FEB230934

VENOM #18 $3.99 Page 35
Al Ewing and CAFU
Illumination starts here! As Dylan Brock builds an army, his father and the original Venom, EDDIE BROCK, finds himself more alone than ever before, working through a change unlike any he’s been through ever before! But the real question is: what will Eddie become once he’s on the other side? FEB230747

WASP #4 $3.99 Page 54
Al Ewing and Kasia Nie
Just when it seems like Janet and Nadia Van Dyne might lose a mental and physical battle against the Creature from Kosmos, an unlikely ally returns to remind them where real strength comes from. With enemies old and new aligned against them, Janet and Nadia must tap into the best parts of themselves to win ? and to define the true legacy of the Wasp. FEB230820

X-23 DEADLY REGENESIS #2 $3.99 Page 43
Erica Schultz and Edgar Salazar
An all new villain is out for X-23’s blood! X-23 has made her share of enemies, but this time, revenge is personal! Don’t miss the debut issue of a never-before-seen X-villain in the further adventures from Laura Kinney’s defining era! FEB230781

X-CELLENT #2 $3.99 Page 41
Peter Milligan and Mike Allred
Zeitgeist launches a vicious cyber-attack on the X-Statix, revealing their darkest secrets to the public! Will this dirty laundry finally tear the X-Statix apart? And will any of them suffer the consequences? FEB23077

X-FORCE #39 $3.99 Page 42
Ben Percy and Robert Gill
Colossus and Wolverine join X-Force! It’s a new era for X-Force, and a new era means new members! Be here as Laura Kinney, AKA Wolverine and Colossus join the team. Let’s just hope one of them isn’t harboring a secret set to destroy their teammates?! FEB230775

X-FORCE VOL 6 $15.99 Page 94
Ben Percy, Chris Allen, and Robert Gill
The planet Arakko is a new target for Arakkii pirate Sevyr Blackmore! But where there’s crime, there’s inevitably punishment. And that’s where X-Force comes in, along with hired hands Maverick and the Mercs! But are even their combined forces up to the task of keeping these deadly warriors from overrunning the solar system? Back on Earth, XENO and its mysterious leader, the Man with the Peacock Tattoo, make their deadly move against X-Force — and all mutants! And Domino, Deadpool and Omega Red are about to fall right into his clutches! At last, learn the secrets of the fiend who’s been plaguing X-Force since the series began! But as the terrible truth of XENO’s horror-show experiments stands revealed, who — or what — is the Omni-Mutant?! Collecting X-Force (2019) #34-38. FEB230933

X-MEN #21 $3.99 Page 44
Gerry Duggan and Stefano Caselli
Lord of the Brood’s conclusion!
Why have the Brood gone mad? Which of the X-Men’s past deeds is coming back to haunt them? And are bloodthirsty alien monsters even the biggest threat the team is currently facing? All these answers and more will be revealed! Featuring a connecting cover to Captain Marvel #48! FEB230783

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