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LGBTQA Previews August 2020 Part 2

New comics are back! Kind of.  Publishers are playing catch up this month and probably for the next couple months at least as comic shops reopen. Companies will be releasing some new comics and books for next month and August and, in the case of some books, past August. The later release dates for books is typical even before the pandemic situation happened. Items that are resolicited from earlier in the year are marked. If you have a pull list check with your comic shop  to see if anything on this list was cancelled before ordering again.

This month’s feature image is taken from Dean Ormston’s striking cover for the Black Hammer Library Edition volume two written by Jeff Lemire and published by Dark Horse.

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

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! Notice something missing that should be on the list? Please send a message!

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DARK HORSE

BLACK HAMMER LIBRARY EDITION HC VOL 2 $49.99 Page 92
Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston & Various
Torn from the Farm and faced with startling revelations about their last ten years, the Black Hammer crew, stripped of their identities, must race to prevent a universal meltdown and make hard sacrifices for the sake of existence itself! Meanwhile, a Lovecraftian teen finds there is a hefty price she must pay to become “normal.” Collects Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1-#12 and Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more! JUN200301

BLACK HAMMER LIBRARY EDITION HC VOL 1 $49.99 Page 92
Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston & Various
The first chapter of the highly acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning superhero saga in deluxe, oversized hardcover format. Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects the first and second volumes of Black Hammer, and Black Hammer: Giant Sized Annual in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more! JUN200302 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DC

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

AMETHYST #5 $3.99 Page 33
Amy Reeder
After learning the shocking truth about her parents, Princess Amethyst is forced to pay the price for their misdeeds. But not for long, because here comes Max to the rescue! Secret passages and the mysteries of House Aquamarine: it’s a whirlwind adventure for Amy and her companions as the critically acclaimed adventure reaches its climax! JUN200478

AQUAMAN #62 $3.99 Page 34
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Miguel Mendonca
In order to save baby Andy, Jackson Hyde made a deal with the devil–his father, Black Manta! Now Jackson must find a way into Xebel while everyone celebrates Mera’s surprise nuptials. What he finds there, however, will be darker and deadlier than he ever imagined. Welcome writer Jordan Clark for the start of this two-part adventure! [Jackson Hyde continues to be part of the cast.] JUN200479

BATGIRL #48 $3.99 Page 18
Cecil Castellucci and Robbie Rodriguez
“The Last Joke” part one! Spinning out of the catastrophic history of the Gordon family, Babs is forced to relive the most traumatic events of her life. James Gordon Jr. is back, and he’s on a mission to run the Gordons out of Gotham City–and as we all know, anything involving James Jr. is bad news for Babs and the commissioner. But is her brother capable of tormenting his family on his own? Or has he teamed up with a certain Clown Prince of Crime? This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200452

BATMAN #96 & #97 $3.99 Pages 16 & 17
James Tynion IV and Guillem March
Reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the run through Gotham City, pursued by the dark shadows and voices that haunt his past and present! As The Joker’s plan materializes, the only person who can save Batman from the brink of true madness…is Harley Quinn?! Plus, who is the mysterious new figure known as Clownhunter? This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200445

The Joker’s army is growing hour by hour, with weapons beyond anything the Clown Prince of Crime has ever used before. Batman must hold his mind together so he can strike the final blow and take back his city–but how can he heal the rifts he’s created in his life to get the help he needs? And while all this is happening, the villains of Gotham City are waiting out the carnage Joker has unleashed–and Catwoman assembles an army of her own! This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200449

CATWOMAN will return to this list at a later date.

GEN LOCK TP $16.99 Page 70
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Carlo Barberi, Walden Wong, and Hendry Prasetya
Based on the hit animated series from Rooster Teeth! Earth is at war! The villainous Union has been steadily taking over more and more of the planet after initiating the Global Culture War. In an effort to stand its ground against the Union, the Polity turns to Dr. Weller and his team of five individuals who are gen:Lock compatible, which allows them to transfer their minds to mech suits known as Holons! Taking place between seasons one and two of the hit Rooster Teeth web series, this collection is an all-new story of Julian Chase and his team as they pick up the pieces of their lives, leading them into a high-octane adventure in one of the Polity’s last free countries, Japan! Collects gen:Lock #1-7! JUN200544

HARLEY QUINN #75 $5.99 Page 21
Sam Humphries and Sami Basri
At last, it’s the star-studded roast of Harley Quinn! Nothing is off-limits, no topic is out of bounds, and no one–and we mean no one!–will escape unscathed. Harley may be the funniest person in the DC Universe, but how well can she take a joke? Plus, in a backup story illustrated by superstar artist Riley Rossmo tying into “The Joker War,” Harley Quinn faces off against Punchline! 48 pages JUN200457

HARLEY QUINN & THE BIRDS OF PREY #3 $5.99 Page 27
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
The price on Harley’s head is getting higher and higher, and more and more of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains are crawling out of the woodwork to claim it. So where the hell is Batman? And after what she’s put the Birds of Prey through in just a few hours, is Harley going to have any allies left to protect her? This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200472

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #25 $3.99 Page 45
James Tynion IV, Ram V., and Kyle Hotz
t’s their greatest crisis–and the Justice League Dark is a team divided! Wonder Woman, Zatanna, and Swamp Thing are outmatched and defeated at the hands (and endless teeth!) of the Upside-Down Man. But Detective Chimp, Doctor Fate, and Man-Bat will do anything to save their teammates, even turn to the man they swore never to trust: John Constantine! JUN200502

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #8 $3.99 Page 49
Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook
The United Planets are at war as a new epic begins! The president of the United Planets is unable to maintain peace as Ultra Boy’s homeworld of Rimbor and Chameleon Boy’s homeworld of Durla declare interplanetary war! With the Legion of Super-Heroes choosing sides and a civil war brewing, will these young heroes need to split into separate teams? Plus, Superboy makes a discovery about the future that will change everything he knows…there is a new Krypton! Find out what happens next in the only book telling you the future of DC Comics every month! This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled.  [Hopeful to see some LGBTQ Legionnaires again!] JUN200510

SUICIDE SQUAD #8 $4.99 Page 54
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
Task Force X is done running. They pulled the bombs out of their necks, they’ve identified their target, and they’re going on the hunt for the man who’s pulled their strings and killed their friends. And now the Squad is up against forces far more powerful than they ever could have imagined. Taking them on…could be suicide. JUN200518

RWBY TP $16.99 Page 74
Marguerite Bennett and Mirka Andolfo
In a world rife with monsters known as Grimm, the prestigious Beacon Academy trains the next generation of hunters. Tying in with the hit Rooster Teeth web series RWBY, follow the adventures of team RWBY, comprising bruiser Yang Xiao Long, elegant Weiss Schnee, stealthy Blake Belladonna, and courageous leader Ruby Rose as they protect the world from all manner of Grimm! Collects RWBY #1-7. JUN200552

TEEN TITANS #44 $3.99 Page 56
Robbie Thompson, Eber Ferreira and Eduardo Pansica
In this issue, Crush, Roundhouse, Kid Flash, and Red Arrow chase down Robin, who’s on the hunt for villains he thinks must pay the ultimate price for their crimes. With Batman also on the case, can the Teen Titans get to Damian Wayne before his father does? JUN200523

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2 $4.99 Page 57
Adam Glass, Robbie Thompson, and Javi Fernandez
After Batman discovers the Teen Titans’ most shocking secrets, he arrives at Mercy Hall…and he wants a word with Robin. Don’t miss the confrontation between father and son that will alter the very course of the DC Universe. Will the Teen Titans ever be the same? This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200525

WONDER TWINS VOL 2 FALL & RISE OF THE WONDER TWINS $16.99 Page 75
Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne
In these tales from Wonder Twins #7-12, the Wonder Twins are heroes, and the world is saved! Or is it? As Jayna learns how to deal with loss, will Zan finally gain the popular social status he craves? As Jayna’s friend-turned-fugitive Polly Math arrives and opens up about her family’s painful past on Exxor, they’re soon interrupted when Batman and Superman call on Zan and Jayna for an all-star team-up against a rogue army! Jayna must balance their duties to the Justice League with her responsibilities as a friend…each of which is proving quite detrimental to the other! JUN200555

WONDER WOMAN #760 & 761 $3.99 Pages 24 & 25
Mariko Tamaki, Mikel Janin, Carlos Barberi, and Matt Santorelli
Wonder Woman’s quest to bring justice to Man’s World has seen her take on many devastating opponents — but none so vicious as Maxwell Lord! Max represents the worst that humanity has to offer… so when he shows up at Diana’s doorstep seeking help, what’s a warrior for the truth to do? This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200463

It’s the team-up no one saw coming: Wonder Woman and Maxwell Lord! This evil jerk has returned to Diana’s life, but is Max here to save the day? With a new psychic phenomenon affecting more and more people, Wonder Woman is going to need all the help she can get to contain this frightening new warping of the mind. This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200465

WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #4 $4.99 Psgr 59
Steve Orlando and Jack Herbert
There’s something evil afoot in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, and Wonder Woman is on a mission to save the innocents caught in the crossfire! As a mass of dark energy envelops a pocket of the planet, Diana must use her golden lasso to keep tethered to reality as she ventures inside, or face being corrupted by the energy herself! But there’s more than just a battle with the Dark Fates at play here…something else lurks in the heart of the Amazon that will shape the future of the DC Universe for years to come. JUN200528

WONDER WOMAN VOL 2 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD $19.99 Page 77
G Willow Wilson, Xermanico, Cary Nord, Tom Derenick, Jesus Merino, Ronan Cliquet
Wonder Woman survives her battle against young god Ares only to discover her mother is missing-and so is Aphrodite’s child! Together, they’ll turn the world upside down to find them, but they must fight a pack of wayward Titans first. Can they convince Diana’s foe Giganta to join the fight? Collects Wonder Woman #66-73. This trade is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. FEB209260

VERTIGO/ YOUNG ANIMAL

BOOKS OF MAGIC #22 $3.99 Page 61
David Barnett, Tom Fowler, and Craig A. Taillefer
The powerful tome known as the Book of Possibilities has fallen into the hands of Tim’s schoolmate Ellie…but what will she do with it? Only one thing is certain: she doesn’t seem eager to hand it over to Tim. JUN200534

DREAMING WAKING HOURS #1 $3.99 Page 26
G Willow Wilson and Nick Robles
A new chapter in the Sandman saga begins with an all-new miniseries populated by faces both familiar and new! One of Dream’s heaviest responsibilities is the creation of nightmares-the beings that haunt our sleep and turn our thoughts toward darkness. In the form of Ruin, the nightmare of catastrophic failure, Dream was certain he’d built his next masterpiece… but Ruin can’t help but live up to his name, sending every situation into a spiral of unexpected consequences. Unfortunately, Shakespearean scholar (and exhausted new mother) Lindy has dreamed of Ruin… and in the process, she’s delivered him unto the waking world! The Sandman Universe is changing-and Hugo and World Fantasy award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel, The Bird King) and breakout artist Nick Robles (Euthanauts) are here to welcome you! This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200469

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #9 $3.99 Page 64
Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell
The British royal family has always had an interest in breeding the world’s finest racehorses. When one disgraced royal cooks up a scheme to re-create the most magical of all horses, it’s up to John Constantine to stop him from unleashing a bloodthirsty horror! JUN200535

IDW/ TOP SHELF

CANTO II HOLLOW MEN #1 $3.99 Page 126
David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
Book 2 of all-ages fan favorite Canto begins! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules-he found love, he was given a name, and he escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his love’s heart. He met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn’t turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom. That freedom is in jeopardy when Canto discovers his people’s clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. Can they lift the curse before their time runs out? JUN200569

LOCKE & KEY IN PALE BATTALIONS GO #1 $3.99 Page 123
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke’s oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all… and never mind that he’s too young to enlist. He means to use the power of the keys to turn the tide, and will tell any lie, and try any manipulation, to have his way. Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows. Part 1 of 2. JUN200565

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LUDOCRATS #4 $3.99 Page 72
Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Jeff Stokely,and Tamra Bonvillain
Just when Goodwill needs her most, Lady Hellaine is on the verge of collapse! Will unexpected help from an unlikely ally be enough to turn the tide? Place your bets: it’s time to unveil the identity of the infamous Woodsburgh Devil, and if you thought the end of the previous issue was shocking, well-think again! You’re in for a hell of a ride, fellas. JUN200252

MERCY #4 $3.99 Page 73
Mirka Andolfo
Just when Goodwill needs her most, Lady Hellaine is on the verge of collapse! Will unexpected help from an unlikely ally be enough to turn the tide? Place your bets: it’s time to unveil the identity of the infamous Woodsburgh Devil, and if you thought the end of the previous issue was shocking, well-think again! You’re in for a hell of a ride, fellas. JUN200252

MONSTRESS #30 $3.99 Page 84
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Who will win this crucial first battle between the Federation and Arcanics? And whose side is Maika on, anyway? JUN200256

NOMEN OMEN #8 $3.99 Page 85
Marco B. Bucci and Jacopo Camagni
“Wicked Game” part three. You might be born a witch, but there’s no way you can properly use magic unless you study it. Under the scrutiny of a most austere tutor, Becky works her way through the secrets of the forgotten arts, eventually becoming what she’s destined (or doomed) to be. This and much, much more in The Magic Education of Becky Kumar. This issue is resolicited. All previous orders were canceled. JUN200261

NOVEMBER HC VOL 3 $16.99 Page 63
Matt Fraction and Elsa Charretier
Three strangers entangled by fate, coincidence, and cruelty find themselves at the end of the longest night of their lives, bound together against the dark forces of…well-fate, coincidence, and cruelty. Apart, none of them will see sunrise; together they might have a shot. One night. One city. Three women. November.  JUN200172

MARVEL

BLACK CAT #12 $3.99 Page 174
Jed MacKay and Carlos Villa
Well, she did it this time. Black Cat stole an Iron Man armor from Iron Man, and he is not pleased. So she is on the run (fly, really) from Iron Man through Manhattan but also still on the run from the Thieves Guild. So it’s tough being Felicia Hardy right now. And it’s possible the armor wasn’t what she was stealing from Iron Man. Uh-oh. This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled.  MAR201005

DOCTOR APHRA #3 $3.99 Page 176
Alyssa Wong and Marika Cresta
The trials of Vaale! Separated from her crew, Dr Aphra finds herself in peril at the hands of Ronen Tagge’s mercenaries! Could there be a traitor in their midst? And can Aphra outwit them before the curse of the city swallows her and her new team whole?   This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. MAR201068

EMPYRE #4 & 5 $4.99 Page 157
Al Ewing, Dan Slott, and Valerio Schitti
The grass is always greener! Tensions mount as the action heats up! As the attack on Wakanda intensifies, the heroes find themselves under attack from their enemies — and their allies! In a war where nobody can be fully trusted, betrayal cuts deep — as the alien invasion claims its first casualty! In this issue: The shock ending you never expected! You’ll want to frame it for your wall, True Believer! This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled.  APR200845

Love and war — in the midst of cosmic cataclysm! One fan-favorite Marvel hero reveals their secret — as another faces the ultimate showdown with a monstrous foe! Meanwhile, an outer-space jailbreak leads to a trial by combat you’ll have to see to believe but is it all too late to save Earth from two world-ending threats at once? This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. APR200851

EXCALIBUR #11 $3.99 Page 169
Tini Howard and Marcus To
Blood of the changeling! The Citadel has committed an act of war and Excalibur must respond. While they lick their wounds deep in Otherworld, Apocalypse takes steps toward his ultimate goal. This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. MAR200915

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 $3.99 Page 175
Al Ewing and Juan Cabal
Moondragon is a hero. With her wife at her side, she came to our reality from a dimension of heroes – to save us all from evil. But our reality already had a Moondragon, and she can’t be a hero all the time. The Dragon of the Moon has returned and it won’t leave until it’s fed on a soul. Didn’t we say it could always get worse? This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. MAR201043

HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X TP $44.99 Page 179
Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, and R. B. Silva
The next great evolution of the X-Men! “While you slept, the world changed.” With those words, Professor X announces to the people of Earth the new mutant nation of Krakoa. It is a safe haven for all Homo superior, with its own rules and its own language. In return for international recognition, Xavier will offer humanity great scientific advancements born of Krakoa’s unique flora. But the time for integration has ended. Xavier’s old dream is dead – and now a new one begins. Is mutantkind’s greatest enemy the prejudice of humans or the cold artificial intelligences that await a hundred – even a thousand – years from now? Visionary writer Jonathan Hickman transforms mutantkind’s past, present and future – and sets the stage for the Dawn of X! Collecting House of X #1-6 and Powers of X #1-6. This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. JUN200667 Just a note that the hardcover edition of this volume costs $4 and some change more than the trade version at Amazon.

IMMORTAL HULK #36 $3.99 Page 173
Al Ewing and Mike Hawthorne
No happy endings. [One of the supporting cast is trans.] This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. MAR201023

IMMORTAL HULK VOL 7 $15.00 Page 189
Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and Butch Guice
There’s a new monster in town. He’s cuddly. He’s lovable. He’s down with the kids. And he’s available for your corporate retreat. Yes, there was another Hulk once – the one who made all those nasty threats about ending the world. But who needs him? The Living Hulk is here – you might know him as Xemnu. And he’s going to save us all, or your money back! But who will triumph when Xemnu battles Robert Bruce Banner, the strangest man of all time?! Plus: As events grow ever stranger, the Thoughtful Man arrives – and his dreadful thoughts are vast and dark enough to swallow even the Devil. And when the war with the Minotaur finally ends, a grateful humanity will know who saved them all. Can there be a happy ending for the Immortal Hulk? Collecting issues #31-35. This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. APR201092

MARAUDERS #11 $3.99 Page 170
Gerry Duggan and Stefano Caselli
The Queen is dead! The Marauders…the Hellfire Trading Company…all of Krakoa is reeling from the death of Kate Pryde.  This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. MAR200916

RUNAWAYS VOL 5 $19.99 Page 190
Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
Runaways no more! As the mysterious Doc Justice offers to shape our heroes into a super-group to protect Los Angeles, say hello to the J-Team! But who is the inspirational Doc Justice, anyway? How did he convince the least capes-and-tights-oriented kids in the Marvel Universe to suit up? And will everybody be on board with this major shift in the status quo? Don’t bet on it! As Doc Justice and his new recruits start cleaning up L.A. better than anyone expected, they’ll soon start to set their sights even higher! But where does that leave Gert? Back at the Doc’s mansion, of course. She’s not just going to sit there – with access to the J-Team’s files and resources, Gert is going to do her part! But where will this new role take her? Collecting issues #2cited from an earlier Previews. This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. MAR200917

X-FACTOR #2 $4.99 Page 167
Leah Williams and David Baldeon
Dance of death! The team gets their first case — investigating the disappearance of a mutant dancer at a prestigious ballet academy…in the Mojoverse! This issue is resolicited. Earlier orders were canceled. MAR200872

 

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