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LGBTQA Previews August 2021 Part 1

A number of smaller publishers mark Pride Month this time around with LGBTQA related offerings! The Rainbow Bridge graphic novel by Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe, and Valentina Brancati is first YA book from Aftershock! Black Panel Press’ Queer In Asia is a “portrait of a Chinese youth in search of love and meaning”. Urban Tails is a slice of life story about an Israeli lesbian couple and their two cats. Nine Stones follows a crime boss’ 19 year old son as he “interns” at a convenience store used as a cover to sell drugs and the relationship that develops between Allistair the son and Christopher the store manager.

Of course there’s more comics!

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

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBTQA 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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ABLAZE

A MANS SKIN GN $24.99 Page 218
Hubert and Zanzim
Award winning fairy tale about love!
Once upon a time in Renaissance Italy, Bianca, a young lady from a good family, is of marriage age. Her parents find her a fiance? to their liking: Giovanni, a rich merchant, young and pleasant. The wedding looks set to go smoothly even though Bianca can’t hide her disappointment at having to marry a man she knows nothing about. But before the marriage, she learns the secret held and bequeathed by the women of her family for generations: a “man’s skin”! By donning it, Bianca becomes “Lorenzo” and enjoys all the attributes of a young man of stunning beauty. She can now visit the world of men incognito and get to know her fiance? in his natural environment. In her male skin, Bianca frees herself from the limits imposed on women. The morals of the Renaissance then act as a mirror to our present time and poses several questions: why should women be treated differently from men? Why should their freedom be the object of contempt and coercion? Tackling universal themes through a captivating and subtle fairy tale, Hubert and Zanzim brilliantly question our relationship to gender and sexuality…but not only that. By mixing morality and humor, A Man’s Skin invites us to the mad and noble quest for love. This international bestselling title has already been highly awarded, including all the following: Prix Ti ZEF De La BD 2020 (Festival Brest en Bulle), Grand Prix RTL de la Bande Dessinee 2020, Prix Landerneau BD 2020, Prix Wolinski de la BD du ” Point ” 2020, Grand Prix de la critique ACBD (Association des Critiques et journalistes de Bande Dessinee) 2021, Prix des Libraires Canal BD 2021, Fauve de Lyceens (Angouleme 2021.) JUN211127

EROS PSYCHE VOL 1 $24.99 Page 220
Maria Llovet
From the artist of the bestselling Faithless series…comes Eros/Psyche. The Rose female boarding school is paradise for young girls…but only if you follow the rules. Because, if you disobey them, you can end up expelled, or even worse, dead. Sara and Silje are two students learning the rules of the school, which includes classes by day…and the casting of curses and spells by night. A love develops between the two, which is tender, but threatens to break under the weight of the dark secret society within The Rose. Acclaimed creator Maria Llovet brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche. JUN211128

PORCELAIN #1 $3.99 Page 216
Maria Llovet
First Ablaze brought you the surreal, bewitching tale of Maria Llovet’s Eros/Psyche…now comes Porcelain. Beryl’s life in the desert, living with her aunt and her cat, is relatively simple until the day she finds and enters the Dollhouse. Stuck inside an ever-changing mystery house that hunts children and turns them into dolls, Beryl goes on a psychedelic journey where she must face the notion of her own limitations and move past them…before she becomes the building’s newest prey. Porcelain is a labyrinth of a psychologically thrilling experience told in a way that only acclaimed creator Maria Llovet can tell it. JUN211116

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

SERIAL #6 $3.99 Page 226
Terry Moore
While Zoe is tracking a dangerous serial killer, the police are tracking Zoe, forcing her to play a high risk game of cat and mouse to stay one step ahead of capture. Zoe is determined to find the killer before the police do and avenge her friend’s death. Can she hide and hunt at the same time? Never underestimate the indomitable Zoe! Serial features Zoe, the irrepressible star of Rachel Rising and Five Years. JUN211175

STRANGERS IN PARADISE OMNIBUS SC $109.99 Page 226
Terry Moore
The Strangers In Paradise Omnibus softcover edition is back in print! This new printing of the Omnibus collects the entire series in two premium softcover volumes totaling 2,128 pages, housed in a gorgeous slipcase. Don’t miss this chance to own an affordable version of the definitive SIP collection! JUN211176 This is a new print edition. (OFFERED AGAIN)

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV OMNIBUS SC $29.99 Page 226
Terry Moore
To celebrate its 25th-anniversary, Terry Moore’s Eisner Award-winning series is back with an all new story! Katchoo and Francine’s family is in danger when a former Parker Girl threatens to reveal her criminal past in a tell-all book about Darcy Parker’s empire. Now Katchoo is on a mission to stop the rogue Parker Girl, but first she’ll have to find her. Here is the entire new story in a single affordable collection, plus sketches and behind the scenes notes of the return of America’s favorite couple! JUN211178 (OFFERED AGAIN)

AFTERSHOCK / SEISMIC PRESS

BUNNY MASK #3 $4.99 Page 235
Paul Tobin and Andrea Mutti
With armed intruders in his apartment and an eerie supernatural creature in his bed, Tyler Severin feels like his life couldn’t get much worse. Yet the mysterious Snitch has more revelations for Tyler, secrets about Bee Foster that lead back to caves where Bunny Mask was found, and a revelation that Tyler isn’t the only one who hears the Snitch’s voice. JUN211201

CLANS OF BELARI #2 $3.99 Page 234
Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, and Daniel Maine
The Clan Chieftains rebuke Cluthian’s bid for Chieftain status, so he turns to amassing alien-tech weapons with which he may take what he wants by force. Te’a has gotten a taste for flying, and despite the class rules against her – she wants nothing more than to become a pilot. She convinces Gummy to pressure a mysterious underground operator to circumvent the rules, but in doing so, Gummy has made a deal with the devil (yes, Cluthian) that is certain to come back to haunt him and Te’a. JUN211200

PROJECT PATRON #4 $4.99 Page 237
Steve Orlando and Patrick Piazzalunga
The rebirth of the Patron might’ve been fake…but the return of his worst enemy is all too real!
Now, the Patron’s two greatest enemies have returned to ransom the Patron’s secret against extinction. Can the Project Patron team do what the Patron couldn’t? Can they defeat the monster called Woe and stop Matthew Mammon, a man who crossed time, space and death in the name of profit? JUN211206

RAINBOW BRIDGE GN $16.99 Page 228
Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe, and Valentina Brancati
What if you got one last adventure with your best friend? Andy and Rocket grew up together, with Rocket serving as Andy’s guardian through every one of childhood’s ups and downs. So, when Rocket passes away right before Andy’s 14th birthday, he’s rudderless. He can’t imagine making the transition to high school without Rocket at his side. The day before school starts, when Andy is at his lowest, he visits Rocket’s grave and unexpect-edly summons the Rainbow Bridge, a gateway to a fantasy world where pets discover their afterlife. But there’s a dark shadow to this paradise, and without Andy’s help, Rocket’s eternity may be grim. The first graphic novel from AfterShock’s new YA imprint, Seismic Press, Rainbow Bridge was conceived and written by Steve Orlando and Steve Foxe with art by Valentina Brancati. Published in the category standard size of 6.5″ x 9.5″, this 120-page OGN will resonate with anyone who has ever had to say goodbye to a beloved pet – or who has greeted growing up with nervousness and anxiety. JUN211194

AHOY COMICS

SECOND COMING ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #5 $3.99 Page 254
Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk
Special doubt-and-incertitude issue! The death of a disciple makes Jesus question everything, while Sunstar solicits the public’s suggestions on what to accomplish with his powers. Plus a selection of Ahoy illustrated prose fiction. APR211360

BEHEMOTH COMICS

NINE STONES #1 $3.99 Page 265
Samuel Spano
Disturbing dreams shake Alistair “Allie” Jacobi’s nights. But his daytime life is not much better. His father, the boss of a criminal organization, has decided that it’s time for his son to gain experience in the underworld. So Allie, 19, finds himself doing an “internship” in a convenience store run by the man who, under the cover of home deliveries, is selling drugs to the entire city. To teach him the “job” is Christopher, an older guy. The bond created between the two of them will give life to dark presences and disturbing and enigmatic premonitions. JUN211338

BLACK MASK

ALICE IN LEATHERLAND #5 $3.99 Page 268
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
It may sound like a cliche, but every fairytale needs a happy ending. Even the messy, spicy, and, very often, tragicomic ones. Will Alice and Robin be able to put aside their fears and pride to build their happy ending? JUN211351

EVERFROST #3 $3.99 Page 268
Ryan Lindsay and Sami Kivela
Off to a creepy ice island out on the frozen ocean X what could go wrong there? Van teams up with the Bloom to find some answers, which is *possible* when you end up in the place where answers go tot die, but no one’s going to have a good time of it. Van is going to discover that this future hellscape is dynamic enough that it can be tailored just for you. JUN211350

BLACK PANEL PRESS

QUEER IN ASIA GN $39.99 Page 266
Seven
Who is Tian Fushi? A misunderstood manga artist, a depraved citizen of Chinese pornography, a young gay man gone astray in an ultraviolent world, a lost boy out of Peter Pan’s Neverland? How will he put the fragments of himself together and discover who he really is? Queer: differing in some way from what is usual or normal; this is definitely the case with this graphic novel. A portrait of a Chinese youth in search of love and meaning. An intimate and striking modern quest for identity. JUN211349

BOOM

ABBOTT 1973 TP $17.99 Page 201
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
Elena Abbott is a tough-as-nails reporter with growing powers, but can she save the soul of an entire city? It’s 1973 and Abbott’s focused on the most important election in the city’s history. It will take everything she’s got to find who (or what) is using dark magic to sabotage the campaign of the prospective first Black mayor of Detroit and stop them dead in their tracks. Collects Abbott: 1973 #1-5. JUN211076

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #28 $3.99 Page 198
Jeremy Lambert and Marianna Ignazzi
What sacrifices will have to be made to save Buffy from a world-shaking discovery? The true nature of the Mayor and Dorothy’s plan is revealed and Scoobies and Slayers alike must band together to stop them, but not everyone will do so willingly. Meanwhile, the Council’s machinations continue to impact the group’s past, present, and most importantly future! JUN211056

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER VOL 7 $14.99 Page 198
Jeremy Lambert, Valentina Pinti & Various
Buffy meets…Buffy?! Everything you ever thought you knew about Buffy changes when the secret of the multiverse is revealed!The acclaimed team of Jeremy Lambert & Ramon Bachs deliver the most shocking Buffy comic book of all time – and no fan can afford to miss the one! Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23-26. JUN211055

FIREFLY #32 $3.99 Page 198
Greg Pak and Guillerma Sanna
Can the legacy of Shepherd Book unite two men and a new world? Lank and Mal had very different relationships with Shepard, but his lessons to each of them may be critical for taking on the moral challenges of this world. Will their individual bonds with Shepard Book bring them together, and bring Mal back into the world? JUN211062

MAMO #2 $4.99 Page 210
Sas Milledge
Hedge witch Orla has returned home after her grandmother’s death to find that her mislaid bones are wreaking havoc all across Haresden! Mamo’s graves must be brought together in order to give her spirit and the town some peace. Can Orla shoulder the responsibility of quieting her Mamo’s spirit and saving her hometown?JUN211112

MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR #5 $3.99 Page 206
Ram V and Filipe Andrade
What will Laila Starr do when she’s finally given the chance to resume the mantle of Death? Finding herself back in the world, Laila searches out Darius and discovers that for the first time she will be witnessing the death of someone close to her. When they are both given a chance at immortality, their individual decisions lead to a surprising and touching series finale. JUN211094

ONCE & FUTURE #19 $3.99 Page 202
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
Is it possible that King Arthur and Merlin can save England fromXKing Arthur(s) and Merlin(s)?!?! A very strange war is a brewin’ indeed. The Otherworld and our world have collided and England is ground zero for the chaos! Bridgette has spent her whole life fighting to prevent this future from happening, but now that it’s arrived she’s at a loss. Fortunately, she has Duncan by her side, and he’s not about to let Gran give up. JUN211077

SAVE YOURSELF #3 $4.99 Page 209
Bones Leopard, Kelly Matthews, and Nichole Matthews
Even as Gigi is still reeling from the revelations about the Lovely Trio, she’ll have to pull it together to rescue her brother Shawn! And the only place she can turn to for help is Mia and the Cosmic Federation, who will need Gigi if they ever hope to expose the truth about the Lovely Trio. JUN211108

Save Yourself #3

SEVEN SECRETS #11 $3.99 Page 208
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
The Order’s secrets are bestowed to Eva and as a result an impossible discovery is made, changing everything in its wake. Will Eva be able keep this knowledge from Caspar and fight alongside him to escape the Seeker’s ultimate plot? Stay calm and carry on, as they may just get some help from the Queen of England herself. JUN211099

SEVEN SECRETS VOL 2 $16.99 Page 208
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
As the Order teeters on the brink of extinction Caspar and the remaining Keepers and Holders find refuge in the Faerie realm, where he will discover the complicated truth about his own origins. With this revelation the first secret is unleashed and the time for hiding is over. It’s time to take the fight to the Seekers! Collects Seven Secrets #7-12. JUN211103

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #19 $3.99 Page 205
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Erica must play the Game of Nowhere, a secretive binding ritual of the Order of St. George, but not everyone wants her to succeed. And it’s much more than a game; it is an important, yet dangerous part of a hunter’s initiation and not all students survive the process. Will Erica pass? And if so, at what cost? JUN211088

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN DELUXE HC BOOK 1 $49.99 Page 204
James TynionIV and Werther Dell’Edera
Children in a sleepy Wisconsin town begin to go missing with most never returning, and those that do have disturbing stories of horrific creatures that live in the shadows. There is one person that believes the children and claims to be the only who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. This is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done. Experience the critically acclaimed series by GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV and artist Werther Dell’Edera like never before. Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-15 in a single deluxe edition hardcover for the first time. JUN211086

WWE NEW DAY POWER OF POSITIVITY #2 $7.99 Page 195
Evan Narcisse, Austin Walker, and Daniel Bayliss
The New Day are finally a team but something is missing! Discover how the New Day came out of the shadows and into a beautiful moment of high-flying, hip-gyrating, trombone-playing chaos to find strength in the power of authenticity. Will they be able to stay true when The Shield challenge them to an all-out epic Philadelphia Flapjack Match? JUN211037

WYND #9 $4.99 Page 209
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
The fates of both Wynd and the Faerie City hang in the balance! Everyone converges on the Faerie City, including Basil, Titus, and Ash, who unknowingly bring with them a greater threat X Vampyres! Can everyone work together to defend the city from the Vampyre threat? JUN211104

DENPA BOOKS – KUMA

CANIS: DEAR MR RAIN GN $14.95 Page 404
Zakk
Business is tough at men’s haberdashery Dante. A big sale is coming, and they are extremely understaffed. So after getting chewed out by his staff a broken Satoru heads home to find a stray napping in the rain. Ryou isn’t your standard American longhair, though. He is a mysterious nineteen-year-old with charisma, good looks and an air of someone with a past, despite their age. After a meal, a nap, and a shower Ryou was ready to model for Satoru. But their contract was for just one day. And the reason why Ryou had to go was he had a meeting with the mafia. JUN212048

WILD WILD WILDLIFE GN $12.95 Page 404
Hyougo Kijima
It’s mating season in the woods, when a gentle-hearted goatman, Takegiri, is attacked by a sex-crazed lynx-man, Kurohae! Relentlessly tormented, Takegiri yells, “Stop! Stop!” until he notices Kurohae’s hungered gaze! From beastman love to android love and much more. Kijima unleashes wild love in its many forms in this new BL anthology! JUN212049

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY GN VOL 1 $14.95 Page 382
Kou Yoneda
The sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro, isn’t the type to warm up to others easily. But when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his “hands-off” policy with subordinates. As Yashiro’s invitations fail, the yakuza boss finds out his bodyguard has a very personal reason for staying at arm’s length. JUN211940 This is a new printing. (OFFERED AGAIN)

 

Volume 4

TWITTERING BIRDS NEVER FLY VOL 4 $14.95 Page 382
Kou Yoneda
Despite his reputation as a lecherous man-chaser, Yashiro, young leader of the Shinseikai, was determined to avoid relationships with his subordinates. However, after an attempt on his life, his relationship with his attendant and bodyguard, Doumeki, has grown into something he never could have imagined. Meanwhile, Doumeki, awakening to his own feelings, has resolved himself to protect Yashiro, even if it puts his own life in peril. One being protected, and one protecting. The feelings Doumeki and Yashiro have for each other are surprising, to say the least. JUN211939

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

CONTRADICTIONS GN $24.95 Page 284
Sophie Yanow
Sophie’s young and queer and into feminist theory. She decides to study abroad, choosing Paris for no firm reason beyond liking French comics. Feeling a bit lonely and out of place, she’s desperate for community and a sense of belonging. An anarchist student-activist committed to veganism and shoplifting, Zena offers Sophie a whole new political ideology that feels electric. Enamored X of Zena, of the idea of living more righteously X Sophie finds herself swept up in a whirlwind friendship that blows her even farther from her rural Californian roots as they embark on a disastrous hitchhiking trip to Amsterdam and Berlin full of couch surfing, drug tripping, and radical book fairs.
JUN211446 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOOMIN BUILDS A HOUSE GN $9.95 Page 284
Tove Jansson
Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format. After Mymble’s family comes to visit the Moomins, her littlest and most badly behaved sister, Little My, is left behind. She promises to behave if she is given Moomin’s bedroom; Moomin, tired of being forced out of his room, decides to build a house where all the rooms will belong to him. With Little My helping out, things are sure to go awry, but in the end, Moomin’s house-building misadventures teach him the value of a home. JUN211448 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ON LOVING WOMEN GN $16.95 Page 284
Diane Obomsawin
On Loving Women is an all-new collection of stories by Diane Obomsawin about coming out, first love, and sexual identity. With this work, Obomsawin brings her gaze to bear on subjects closer to home, her friends and lovers’ personal accounts of first realizing they’re gay or first finding love with another woman. Her stripped-down pages use the bare minimum of linework to expressively reveal heartbreak, joy, irritation, and fear. Within these pages, Obomsawin has forged a poignant, powerful narrative that speaks to the difficulties of coming out and the joys of being loved. JUN211449 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY GN $22.95 Page 284
Jillian Tamaki
Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer, moody and atmospheric bestsellers. SuperMutant Magic Academy, which Jillian has been serializing online for the past four years, deftly plays superhero and high school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. JUN211450 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FANTAGRAPHICS

CRISIS ZONE TP $29.99 Page 290
Simon Hanselmann
In March 2020, as the planet began to enter lockdown, acclaimed cartoonist Simon Hanselmann set out to make the greatest webcomic ever created! As the Covid-19 pandemic continued to escalate, Crisis Zone escalated right alongside with daily posts on Instagram. Crisis Zone is presented here, unabridged and uncensored, with a slew of added pages and scenes deleted from the webcomic, as well as an extensive “Director’s Commentary” from Hanselmann himself. Bouncing rapidly between comedy, horror, action, and relational soap-operatics, Crisis Zone refuses to take the pedal off the gas as we all hurtle towards unknown destinations. JUN211506

HEAVY METAL

MODERN FRANKENSTEIN #5 $3.99 Page 300
Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli
As the body count rises, Elizabeth’s relationship with Dr. Frankenstein begins bursting at the seams. Will love tear them apart? A twisted horror/romance that walks a fine line between attraction and fear. JUN211575

KODANSHA

SAILOR MOON NAOKO TAKEUCHI COLLECTION VOL 2 $12.99 Page 410
Naoko Takeuchi
A new edition of the Sailor Moon manga, for a new generation of fans! Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! The original Sailor Moon in a new, affordable edition. JUN212099 Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXI #4 (APR212209)

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

BECSTAR #4 $3.99 Page 315
Joe Corallo and Lorenzo Colangeli
The truth about Myrthalen and her motivations are finally revealed. Kelthan witnesses the atrocities taking place as he continues his journey across Valderia to reach the White Marsh Islands. Meanwhile, Natharien and Artain venture to the Gardens of Solitude hoping to receive answers that may provide insight on the next heir to the throne. JUN211635

NBM

LEONARDO DA VINCI & RENAISSANCE OF WORLD HC GN $19.99 Page 321
Marwan Kahil and Ariel Vittori
One of the greatest artists of all time, as well as a genius inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci was arrestingly tall and handsome. This comics biography shows the process of his work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man, and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career. A turbulent story on an exceptional man. Complemented with back matter on his chronology, a list of his works, and more. JUN211658 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ONI PRESS

SHORT ORDER CROOKS SC $19.99 Page 328
Christopher Sebela, Jim Gibbons, and George Kambadais
Rockwell Granger put his misspent life on the line in pursuit of cooking for a living…and it’s not going well. In debt to the notorious Bardem Brothers, who control the Portland food cart scene with an iron fist, he struggles to make a profit and fights with the few customers he has. When the Bardems call in his marker and force him to track down a rogue food truck invading their turf, Rock has no choice left but to say yes. Meanwhile, Rock’s taco truck has been invaded by his newest (and only) employee, Harper Marbury, who took backseat driving to a new level, replacing his menu with her vegetarian agenda. As Harper polishes her cooking skills, she’s thrown into the chaotic food cart underground, helping Rockwell on his morally gray mission for the Bardems. With two jobs on their plate, Rock and Harper will have to learn how to get along, and, even harder, how to cook together, as they navigate a world of food pirates, evil hippies, and irate foodies, before Rock gets 86’d forever. JUN211662

SEVEN SEAS

DAYS OF LOVE AT SEAGULL VILLA VOL 3 $12.99 Page 413
Kodama Naoko
When Mayumi’s fiancee leaves her for another woman, Mayumi impulsively decides to move away and start over again by the seaside. Once there she meets Rin, a tough but kind single mother who runs the housing complex Seagull Villa. While the two women might not have a lot in common, they’re drawn to each other, and the relationship growing between them is deeper than they expected. Sail away on this tale of romance by the sea! JUN212118

FAILED PRINCESSES VOL 4 $12.99 Page 413
Ajiichi
Opposites attract in this high school yuri manga! Fujishiro Nanaki is super cute, super popular, and super annoyed with anyone as plain as her classmate Kurokawa Kanade. When Nanaki finds out her boyfriend’s cheating on her, however, her life makes a complete 180 as does her relationship with Kanade. This all-new manga series explores the budding romance between the queen bee in school and the “plain” girl she once brushed off! JUN212119

LOVE ME FOR WHO I AM VOL 4 $12.99 Page 414
Kata Konayama
An LGBT+ manga about finding friendship and common ground at an untraditional maid cafe! JUN212130

SUPERWOMEN IN LOVE VOL 2 $12.99 Page 416
sometime
Superhero action meets romantic hijinks in this yuri manga series about a heroine and the villainess who’s fallen for her! When the villainess Honey Trap defeats the superheroine Rapid Rabbit, she sees her nemesis’ face for the first time and falls head over heels in love! Unable to kill Rapid Rabbit, Honey Trap is cast out of her evil organization, her plans for world domination dashed. Now, the two superwomen are teaming up to fight evil together. Can Honey Trap defeat her former colleagues and seduce the heroine at the same time? JUN212139

SILVER SPROCKET

CATBOY GN $20.00 Page 344
Benji Nate
“Hi! I’m Olive. My cat Henry is my best friend. One night I saw a shooting star and wished Henry could hang out with me like a person. Maybe I should have been more careful with my wording…” Collection of Benji Nates’s #1 hit webcomic Catboy from VICE.COM plus heaps of additional unreleased comics, Catboy fashion, and bonus artwork. JUN211778 (OFFERED AGAIN)

CATBOY ULTIMATE EDITION $20.00 Page 344
Benji Nate
Olive is a human, and Henry is her pet cat X although he’s also a person, thanks to a magic shooting star. They’re typical best friends who share clothes and go to parties even if the party snacks are sometimes dead rats. This complete edition adds 20 pages of new Catboy strips. JUN211777

SOARING PENGUIN PRESS

URBAN TAILS GN $26.99 Page 345
Ilana Zeffren
Urban Tails tells the story of daily life in Tel Aviv, Israel, through the eyes of a lesbian family dominated by cats. Mom 1, the writer and illustrator, is busy with her art; Mom 2, her girlfriend, is obsessed with her psychologist and therapy; and Rafi and Spaghetti, their two talking cats, are busy with cat stuff, but also with political and social issues. Rafi, being black and the only male in the household, becomes a social activist who fights for justice, and Spaghetti promotes Feminism, long before “Me too.” Translated from the original Hebrew comics first published in Petting Corner for Haaretz. JUN211781

SUBLIME

JEALOUSY GN VOL 4 $12.99 Page 385
Scarlet Beriko
Having lost the place he called home, Uichi turns to his beloved Akitora’s rival Matsumi for help. But instead of finding it, Uichi is captured and tortured by the evil man. To make matters worse, the second head suddenly commits suicide, and his final words light a dark fire in Matsumi’s heart! JUN211946

MADK GN VOL 2 $12.99 Page 385
Ryo Suzuri
Makoto has long been ostracized because of his odd hobbies and a sexual kink others see as disgusting. One day on a whim, he tries a demon-summoning ritual and succeeds in summoning an archduke from hell named J. Makoto sells his soul to him and begins a new life in hell as a monster. Living among so many unique demons helps Makoto to grow into his new role. But he finds he can’t ignore the feelings he’s harboring for the demon who brought him to hell, the beautiful but very twisted Archduke J! JUN211945

TITAN

DOCTOR WHO MISSY VOL 1 $17.99 Page 356
Jody Houser and Roberta Ingranata
Missy’s up to her old tricks, but this time she’s not alone! How will the Doctor survive this latest maniacal plot in this special story celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master? Collect’s Doctor Who Missy #1-4 JUN211847

LIFE IS STRANGE COMING HOME 2 $5.99 Page 356
Emma Vieceli, Andrea Izzo, and Claudia Leonardi
New arc featuring backup strips with the first comic appearance of Alex Chen – lead character from the new game – Life Is Strange: True Colors! Max’s attempt to return home enters a thrilling new phase! A shocking discovery offers unexpected hope, and the epic cross-country trip with Chloe and Rachel reveals a new ally. Life is Strange Remastered Edition of original game series is also set to be released Fall 2021! JUN211843

TOKYO POP

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A FAMILY $12.99 Page 420
Koyama
Families come in many shapes and sizes, and these three are no different! Takemura is a loner with little interest in socializing with others. Bullied in high school for being gay, he prefers to spend time by himself, but when he runs into his bright coworker Natsui in the supermarket, he’s surprised to find out that he’s a single father and even more surprised to be invited to dinner! Kuma is a good guy, but is often dismissed as a deadbeat. When his friend’s older brother breaks up with his boyfriend, Yagi, Kuma becomes intrigued with this attractive stranger and slowly, his curiosity begins to blossom into a crush. Kodama is a reserved psychology major who is approached by the loud, outgoing Harada when he falls ill on his way home. It turns out the two of them study at the same university, and Harada insists the two become friends. But as they spend more time with one another, Kodama begins to question how he truly feels. Follow three very different relationships in this intimate Boys Love anthology. JUN212157

VAULT

BARBARIC #3 $3.99 Page 371
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
Everything’s gone to sh*t. But what else is new for a barbarian cursed to do good, who has to follow the commands of a bloodthirsty axe? It’s just that today’s a little worse. With Owen’s back against the wall, and his enemies eager to chop him to bits, things are looking especially grim as the first arc of Barbaric comes to a close. JUN211898

BLUE FLAME #4 $3.99 Page 371
Christopher Cantwell and Adam Gorham
Sam spirals deeper into darkness while the Blue Flame chooses to finally face the tragedy of his life on Earth. It remains to be seen if either of them will ever recover, and if they can still be heroes. As they grapple with their identities, Sam searches his soul and seeks relief in the arms of someone who may in fact be an adversary, while the Flame finds an ally in someone he thought was working against him. JUN211900

DEADBOX #1 $3.99 Page 370
Mark Russell and Ben Tiesma
Welcome to the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do. JUN211896

WASTED SPACE #23 $3.99 Page 373
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
Just three issues remain in the landmark sci-fi series. Molly has a profound and pivotal encounter with Legion, while Billy and Dust…get distracted picking up a space hitchhiker and arguing about love between friends. JUN211908

VERTICAL

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY VOL 16 $12.95 Page 422
Fumi Yoshinaga
A hard-working middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings and enjoy delicately prepared home cooked meals! JUN212164

 

 

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