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LGBTQA Previews August 2022 Part 1

Lots of interesting graphic novels and comics from publishers this month! Red Lightning by Marco B. Bucci and Riccardo Atzeni is this month’s feature image. Published by Ablaze. Monstress co creators Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda team up for a new graphic novel coming from Abrams. Recent Lammy Award winner Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit receives a new printing from Fantagraphics. Good news if your copy of Essential Dykes To Watch Out For is worn or you never got it back after lending it to a friend… there’s a new printing too from Mariner.

Looking for comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW? You’ll find them over here in part two! Manga has its own page this month! Find it here!

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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ABLAZE

EROS PSYCHE GN VOL 1 $24.99 Page 221
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. JUN22114 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RED LIGHTNING HC $24.99 Page 216
Marco B. Bucci and Riccardo Atzeni
It is the morning of January 10, 2016, and thirty-year-old Samuel is ready to leave the house and live another day of his ordinary existence. As soon as he arrives on the street, he learns about David Bowie’s death. The news strikes him so hard that he is stunned, and his are not moments of bewilderment, but hours, days, years, and centuries…he finds himself catapulted across space and time. He awakens hundreds of thousands of years later, in a society of the future-in the year 200016-not so different from his own, although he is surrounded by people dressed as dinosaurs, integrated biological technologies, and there is a global well-being. Is it perhaps the utopia of the future? Samuel will have to try to find out and find his own dimension in the process, without losing himself. Red Lightning is a touching tribute to David Bowie. Six years after Bowie’s death, Marco B. Bucci redefines science fiction with a graphic novel masterfully illustrated by the talented Riccardo Atzeni. Long live the White Duke! JUN221128

ABRAMS COMICARTS

FLUNG OUT OF SPACE GN $24.99 Page 224
Grace Ellis, Hannah Templer, and Joan Schenkar
Flung Out of Space is both a love letter to the essential lesbian novel, The Price of Salt, and an examination of its notorious author, Patricia Highsmith. Veteran comics creators Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer have teamed up to tell this story through Highsmith’s eyes, reimagining the events that inspired her to write the story that would become a foundational piece of queer literature. Flung Out of Space opens with Pat begrudgingly writing low-brow comics. A drinker, a smoker, and a hater of life, Pat knows she can do better. Her brain churns with images of the great novel she could and should be writing — what will eventually be Strangers on a Train. JUN221160 (OFFERED AGAIN)

NIGHT EATERS GN VOL 1 SHE EATS AT NIGHT SGN PX ED $24.99 Page 224
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
The first volume in a new graphic novel horror trilogy from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. the creative team behind the New York Times bestselling series Monstress. Chinese American twins, Milly and Billy, are having a tough time. On top of the multiple failures in their personal and professional lives, they’re struggling to keep their restaurant afloat. Luckily their parents, Ipo and Keon, are in town for their annual visit. Having immigrated from Hong Kong before the twins were born, Ipo and Keon have supported their children through thick and thin and are ready to lend a hand–but they’re starting to wonder, has their support made Milly and Billy incapable of standing on their own? When Ipo forces them to help her clean up the house next door–a hellish and run-down ruin that was the scene of a grisly murder–the twins are in for a nasty surprise. A night of terror, gore, and supernatural mayhem reveals that there is much more to Ipo and her children than meets the eye. This Previews Exclusive Diamond Comic Distributors 40th Anniversary edition is limited to 3,000 copies! Each copy comes with a bookplate signed by Marjorie Liu. JUN221157

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

PARKER GIRLS #1 $3.99 Page 226
Terry Moore
When Annie Graham’s lifeless body washes up Venice beach, the nation mourns the loss of a popular actress. Police suspect her death was no accident but Graham’s husband-billionaire Zachary Lot-has the best lawyers money can buy and the investigation stalls. That’s when Tambi Baker decides to take matters into her own hands and enlist three of her finest Parker Girl operatives to bring the Lot Empire down, one shocking scandal at a time. JUN221161

AFTERSHOCK

A CALCULATED MAN #3 $4.99 Page 235
Paul Tobin and Alberto Alburquerque
It’s motorcycles, mayhem and math, as Jack Beans finds the equation to staying alive – and out of prison – to be harder to solve than ever, with the entire Keys crime family and the whole of the U.S. Marshal’s Office getting close to zeroing out this ex-mob accountant! And if that isn’t bad enough, Jack is finding himself way over his head in another area: does…he have a girlfriend now? JUN221186

BROTHER OF ALL MEN #2 $4.99 Page 234
Zac Thompson and Eoin Marron
A descent into the weird history of so-called Canada. As the newest initiate of the cult, private eye Guy Horn is assigned to back-breaking labor alongside his blood-brother Bastien. As questions compound about the teachings of the enigmatic cult-leader Brother XII, Guy’s cover story is threatened and he’s forced to do something rash. JUN221182

BUNNY MASK HOLLOW INSIDE #4 $4.99 Page 236
Paul Tobin and Andrea Mutti
With the Hollow on the hunt and the strange creature known as Bunny Mask – in her whimsical way – not all that interested in helping, Tyler is forced into some desperate choices in order to survive. But what can a man do when all the choices are wrong, and any of them could cost your soul? What can he do when Bee Foster learns the secret of Bunny Mask, and when Bunny Mask forces him into the hardest decision of all? JUN22118

KILL A MAN OGN $17.99 Page 240
Steve Orlando, Philip Kennedy Johnson, and Alec Morgan
As a child, James Bellyi watched his father die in the ring as payback for slurs thrown at the other fighter. Today, he’s a Mixed Martial Arts star at the top of his game, and one of the most popular fighters in the world…until he’s outed as gay in his title shot press con-ference. Abandoned overnight by his training camp, his endorsements, his fans and his sport, to regain his title shot Bellyi is forced to turn to the last person he ever wants to see again: Xavier Mayne, a gay, once-great fighter in his own right…and the man James once watched kill his father. JUN221196 (OFFERED AGAIN)

OCEAN WILL TAKE US #5 $4.99 Page 236
Rich Douek and Carlos Olivares
As the launch of Triton Oceanic’s Wave Power Plant approaches, the gang finds themselves in a race against time to expose the cult, figure out the company’s involvement, defeat the bad guys and maybe, just maaaaybe save the world? Find out what happens in the action-packed finale! JUN221189

VINEYARD #1 $4.99 Page 232
Brian Hawkins and Sami Kivela
The Vineyard is a family-owned winery that sows and reaps by the blessing of the great god of wine and revelry, Dionysus. However, the Vines family’s patron god requires complete devotion in the form of four sacrificial killings a year before each harvest. This has been done in unfettered obeisance. But all of that changed when the family’s patriarch, Didache Vines, was in a horrible accident that left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Now, the sacrificial and murderous duties of the Vines family have fallen to wife and matriarch, Maranatha Vines. With harvest season fast approaching and the family short of their annual sacrificial killings, Maranatha’s struggle with her conscience puts all of her family – husband, son and daughter – in jeopardy. JUN22117

ARCHIE

BIG ETHEL ENERGY TP VOL 1 $17.99 Page 252
Kheryl Brown-Ahmed and Siobhan Keenan
She used to be the laughingstock of Riverdale. Now she’s a successful New York journalist with a DGAF attitude. After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel Muggs couldn’t get away from her hometown-and onto her chosen career path-fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is… maybe they’ve all changed, too. Archie Comics is proud to present this first volume of the hit Webtoon series Big Ethel Energy, collecting season 1, episodes 1-13. JUN221280

CHILLING ADVENTURES JINXS GRIM FAIRY TALES $3.99 Page 251
Magdalene Visaggio & Various, Craig Cermak, and Eva Cabrera
Teen Jinx Holliday is Riverdale’s go-to babysitter. The (often unruly) kids that she watches over always change, seemingly for the better. The key to her success? Her book of unique fairy tales, all of which tell a moralistic story-usually grim, gruesome ones that frighten the children with Jinx as the star of each and every one. What sinister, I mean, serious lessons will she teach her wards? JUN221278

AWA STUDIOS

THE JONESES #5 $3.99 Page 269
Michael Moreci, Alessandro Vitti, and Ive Svorcina
Spinning out of the pages of The Resistance, The Joneses focuses on a suburban family with a big secret: In the global pandemic known as the “Great Death,” mother, father, sister and brother were all transformed into something superhuman. While the world embraces fascism born of fear, the Joneses realize they face grave consequences if they are exposed as “Reborns.” Do they keep a low profile and hide in plain sight…or use their powers for good and risk exposure? MAY221248

NEW THINK #3 $3.99 Page 268
Gregg Hurwitz and Mike Deodato
This Black Mirror-style anthology examines the rapid proliferation of technology, the cultural and political polarization of the country, and the technocrats that have driven us to such extremes of thought that we need to present the present as something…futuristic. Each of the five issues is a stand-alone tale with its own art team. In this issue, a medieval king comes up with a novel punishment for a storyteller whose tales hit a little too close to home: a house made of glass so that every aspect of her life is put into public view. MAY221245

BEHEMOTH

NINE STONES TP VOL 1 $22.99 Page 275
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. JUN221370

BOOM

ALICE EVER AFTER #5 $3.99 Page 112
Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta
n the stunning conclusio+n to Alice’s dark sequel, she finds herself faced with Dr. Madsen and Mistress Hilda’s dreaded “permanent solution.” As her repressed memories warp Wonderland itself, Alice finds herself on the threshold of being banished from reality forever. JUN220445

ALL NEW FIREFLY #7 $4.99 Page 106
David M. Booher and Jordi Perez
Despite Jayne trying to recklessly play hero, the crew of the Serenity makes the best of a deadly situation, ready to solve the mystery before them. But they uncover much more than they bargained for, with a shocking connection to their newest enemy and the cargo they pursue. JUN220417

ALL-NEW FIREFLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAYNE HC VOL 1 $19.99 Page 105
David M. Booher and Jordi Perez
Rising star writer David M. Booher and artist Jordi Perez plot an all-new era for the future of the Serenity, while also revealing new secrets from the crew’s past! After their adventures on The Earth That Was, the crew of the Serenity are reunited under the leadership of Captain Kaylee, and undertake a mission that will test their moral code. It’s not long before the crew collides with the mysterious history of the crew member responsible for this whole mess–the Hero of Canton himself, one Jayne Cobb. JUN220416

ANGEL #8 $4.99 Page 107
Christopher Cantwell and Daniel Bayliss
Spike, Angel, and Fred are in a desperate battle against a vampiric horde. But a mysterious force brought back by Dr. Daedelus has a thirst for retribution and may be just the help the Angel crew needs! JUN220426

GRIM #4 $3.99 Page 110
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
With her very afterlife at stake, Jess must confront a dangerous figure, raising questions about her own death. Now a fugitive, Jess needs answers and is running out of options. Luckily, a new, powerful scythe might be the key to deciphering this entire mystery! JUN220436

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #9 $3.99 Page 96
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Werther Dell’Edera, and Letizia Cadonici
Edwin finally comes face-to-jaws with the legendary monster he’s been hunting – against all odds, will he be able to survive the encounter? Meanwhile, we return to the past, where a young child faces a very different kind of watery terror. JUN22038

ONCE & FUTURE #28 $3.99 Page 111
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
Vengeance on the Arthurs proves to be exactly what it takes to bring Mary and Bridgette together, despite years of strife. Will their reunion survive the battles to come? Or is this merely another ploy to split the women apart once more? The main cover connects to the covers for issues #29 and #30, creating an epic piece of artwork celebrating the entire run of this iconic fantasy series! JUN220442

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN VOL 5 $14.99 Page 97
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Following the events of the Archer’s Peak saga, Erica Slaughter is back on the hunt for a terrifying new kind of monster in Tribulation, New Mexico. However, the Order of St. George never forgives and never forgets, and Erica will soon find herself in the sights of her most dangerous foe yet.
JUN220387

VAMPIRE SLAYER (BUFFY) #5 $4.99 Page 107
Sarah Gailey and Irene Flores
After a demonic culinary encounter, Buffy, already hurt after being sidelined by the rookie slayer who’s supposed to be her friend, is even more emotionally injured by Faith keeping secrets. But even worse, Buffy goes to Xander for antiparasitic medicine, because she may have contracted something far worse than food poisoning. JUN220420

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #13 $3.99 Page 112
Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
The final story arc continues as Honorhim flashes back to the attempt on his life, the catalyst for his current paranoia. But as he debates what to do about Thierry, and what the revelation of his survival means, he may discover that Newdawn has her own agenda. JUN2204

WYND THE THRONE IN THE SKY #1 $5.99 Page 93
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
The Wybd saga continues in this epic new volume from Eisner Award winner James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas, the GLAAD Award-winning creative team behind The Woods. The land of Esseriel has grown darker and more dangerous, as tensions between the human and faerie realms threaten to erupt into all-out war. Could Wynd be the only hope for peace? And what will his destiny be if he truly is one of the legendary Winged Ones? Prepare to embark on an extraordinary fantasy adventure, and discover a world of mysterious legends, ancient prophecies, and the brave heroes at the center of it all! JUN220368

BURLYMAN ENTERTAINMENT

DOC FRANKENSTEIN POST MODERN PROMETHEUS HC $34.99 Page 284
Larry Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Steve Skroce & Various
Doc Frankenstein was born in the back offices of The Matrix Trilogy, as a labor of love, one we’ve continued working on, amidst change both personal and global. This oversized deluxe hardcover edition adds 64 new pages to complete the story. The collection includes a very personal introduction by Lana Wachowski and is topped with an original cover painting by Geof Darrow, Steve Skroce, Tino Rodriguez and Virgo Paraiso. Collecting issues #1-6, plus 64 first-time-in-print pages. JUN221424

MATRIX COMICS 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION $49.99 Page 284
Lana Wachowski & Various, Geof Darrow & Various
The full original run of comics, and a great deal more, in a single oversized deluxe hardcover edition. First released at the official Matrix website and written by top comic-book creators, including the Wachowskis themselves, this oversized volume has Everything from the bestselling The Matrix Comics Volumes One and Two, plus more, Stories by: Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Oeming, Paul Chadwick, Jim Krueger, Tim Sale, and many others, creating stories in established Matrix canon. This includes the story Bits and Pieces of Information by the creators of The Matrix themselves, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, and illustrated by the films’ concept artist, Geof Darrow! Limited copies available. JUN22142

CEX

PAST LAST MOUNTAIN #4 $5.99 Page 286
Paul Allor, Louie Joyce, and Gannon Beck
The complete Orc Girl prequel to Paul Allor, Louie Joyce, and Gannon Beck’s hit series Past the Last Mountain is collected in this final issue of the series! And this time with a special Orc Girl cover by fan-favorite artist Thomas Boatwright! This limited edition is limited to 100 copies. JUN221440

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

CONTRADICTIONS GN $24.95 Page 294
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 — of Zena, of the idea of living more righteously — 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. JUN221487 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DUCKS HC $39.95 Page 293
Kate Beaton
Before there was Kate Beaton, New York Times-bestselling cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant, there was Katie Beaton of the Cape Breton Beatons, specifically Mabou. With the singular goal of paying off her student loans, Katie heads out west to take advantage of Alberta’s oil rush-part of the long tradition of East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can’t find it in the homeland they love so much. Katie encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands, where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet is never discussed.
JUN221481

STEP ASIDE POPS HARK A VAGRANT COLLECTION HC $19.95 Page 294
Kate Beaton
Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juarez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection. Kate Beaton’s second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips. Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. JUN221488 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC

CLASSIFIED BLACK BOX $12.99 Page 304
Fabrice Sapolsky, Tom Lyle, and Seb Lamirand
Uli Troy is a historian working at the secret White House Storage facility, somewhere in Maryland. He never thought he’d stumble upon one of the most explosive secrets American Presidents have managed to keep under wraps: a music box, which stayed in the Oval Office for 200 years and recorded every conversation in the room, unbeknownst to any soul! The Black Box was produced in 2011 and similarly remained hidden for over a decade. Fabrice Sapolsky had just finished co-writing a Spider-Man Noir mini-series for Marvel and Tom Lyle (Scarlet Spider, Robin) was looking to re-enter the comic book game after a five year hiatus. Unfortunately, Tom passed away in November 2019. Prior to his untimely passing, he and Fabrice made plans to bring The Black Box back with this original tale, plus new ones that they would co-write. In 2022, this story finally sees light. JUN221561

FANTAGRAPHICS

STONE FRUIT HC $29.99 Page 302
Lee Lai
Bron and Ray are a queer couple who enjoy their role as the fun weirdo aunties to Ray’s niece, six-year-old Nessie. Their playdates are little oases of wildness, joy, and ease in all three of their lives, which ping-pong between familial tensions and deep-seeded personal stumbling blocks. As their emotional intimacy erodes, Ray and Bron isolate from each other and attempt to repair their broken family ties — Ray with her overworked, resentful single-mother sister and Bron with her religious teenage sister who doesn’t fully grasp the complexities of gender identity. Taking a leap of faith, each opens up and learns they have more in common with their siblings than they ever knew. At turns joyful and heartbreaking, Stone Fruit reveals through intimately naturalistic dialog and blue-hued watercolor how painful it can be to truly become vulnerable to your loved ones — and how fulfilling it is to be finally understood for who you are. Lee Lai is one of the most exciting new voices to break into the comics medium and she has created one of the truly sophisticated graphic novel debuts in recent memory. JUN221555 (NEW PTG)

GRAPHIC MUNDI – PSU PRESS

TAKING TURNS STORIES FROM HIV AIDS CARE UNIT 371 GN $24.95 Page 311
MK Czerwiec
In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. A shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients, Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people who cared for them. This graphic novel It depicts life and death in the ward, the ways the unit affected and informed those who passed through it, and how many look back on their time there today. JUN221592 (OFFERED AGAIN)

HEAVY METAL

STARWARD #4 $2.99 Page 317
Steve Orlando and Ivan Shavrin
From the leaf peeping wastelands of New England comes Starward Gold! And while Starward Purple and Red might’ve tracked her down as part of quest hunt to rebuild their fighting family, the last thing Gold wants is sisters. Or anyone, for that matter. The fight against Kaos is one she’s sure she can win herself! Or so Gold thinks. The Seven Sisters stand united, but just as they do, Kaos launches an attack from within, turning them against themselves! And in Celestia, just who’s watching the mayhem side by side with Kaos to meet the sisters on the field of battle? MAY221505

THE DOOR GN $12.99 Page 317
Michael Moreci and Esau Escorza
Waking up in a hallucination dreamscape where society has given up free will and where outliers are quickly re-integrated into the system, Lize ponders the same basic questions every human being has at least once formulated. “Who am I?” “Where am I?” “Where am I going?” And then she realizes that if she wants answers, she must seek one thing and one thing only: The Door. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #9 (SEP201291) MAY221506

HUMANOIDS

LUISA NOW THEN GN $29.95 Page 325
Carole Maurel and Mariko Tamaki
A disillusioned photographer has a chance encounter with her lost teenage self who has miraculously traveled into the future. Together, both women ultimately discover who they really are, finding the courage to live life by being true to themselves. Luisa’s sexuality is revealed to be a defining element of her identity, one which both of her selves must come to terms with. A time-traveling love story that turns coming-of-age conventions upside down, Luisa is a universal queer romance for the modern age. JUN221629

MPLS SOUND TP $19.99 Page 325
Joseph Illidge, Hannibal Tabu, and Meredith Laxton
Theresa Booker was hardly the first singer-songwriter to be inspired by His Royal Badness-but she was the most determined. Minneapolis, 1982. Dozens of young bands, playing day and night in bars and clubs across the city, dream of being noticed by the musical genius Prince, revered as a guru and a powerbroker. But when Theresa and her band, Starchild, are offered the opportunity of a lifetime-to be taken in and mentored by their idol-they soon find that there’s a dark side to fame and fortune that could turn their dream into a nightmare. MPLS Sound is the ultimate love letter to the legendary Minneapolis funk-rock sound of the 1980s. JUN221630 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

MAD CAVE STUDIOS LEGACY NOTTINGHAM $2.99 Page 334
David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk
MCS LEGACY: Nottingham #1 is a reprint of the critically acclaimed seris with a special cover by Cully Hamner (RED, Detective Comics). In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by, an enigma known only as “Hood.” JUN221709

NOTTINGHAM #10 $3.99 Page 334
David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk
The Sheriff of Nottingham deals with the terrifying consequences of the attempt to rescue King Richard. Marian makes her final move. JUN221710

POTIONS INC #3 $3.99 Page 335
Erik Burnham and Stelladia
Geneva takes Ran and the twins to the one person on Earth who possesses the other half of the Fordstone, and boy does he have a story to tell. From him they learn about the Fordstone’s origins and the powerful wizard, Kanavin Goras, whose plan nearly destroyed Earth and Primaterra both. Naturally Goras’ lust for power wasn’t quenched all those years ago. JUN221712

MARINER BOOKS

ESSENTIAL DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR SC $18.99 Page 340
Alison Bechdel
Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera of the lives, loves, and politics of Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and the rest of the cast of cult-fav characters. Most of them are lesbians, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis. Bechdel’s brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends–academics, social workers, bookstore clerks–fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents. Bechdel fuses high and low culture–from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory–in a serial graphic narrative “suitable for humanists of all persuasions.” JUN221725 (NEW PTG)

ONI PRESS

BLINK #2 $3.99 Page 345
Christopher Sebela and Hayden Sherman
Wren has followed her obsession with her past all the way down into a world of impossibly long hallways, uncountable surveillance cameras, and the sounds of something following her through the dark. But what should be a foreign nightmare-scape feels all too familiar for Wren, and when she and Joel find footage of the social experiment that took place there, she begins to piece together the story of Blink–as well as her own ties to it. JUN221739

HEARTTHROB SEASON 1 TP NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN $9.99
Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV
Callie was born with a bad heart. After it ruined her life, she went looking for a miracle: a heart transplant. Now she’s got a brand new heart, but she’s still stuck with a crappy job, crappy boyfriend, and crappy prospects. Enter Mercer, a mystery man who gets Callie’s heart beating like crazy. As her behavior changes and their flirting deepens, Mercer reveals he’s her heart donor. Only Callie can see, speak to, and touch him-and he’s in love with her, a love she feels just as strongly. A master thief when he died, Mercer offers to teach Callie his criminal ways and how to turn them against her old job and kick off a nationwide crime spree. Hunted by the FBI and popping heart meds to stay alive, Callie will find out that nothing’s as scary as two people in love with nothing to lose. 0622ON905

Blink #2

HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 TP WALK A THIN LINE $19.99
Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV
Callie tried to go straight. She escaped both Mercer and the FBI to Canada. She got a new beau, a new job, and with the few years remaining on her borrowed heart, everything should be perfect. But Callie’s old life isn’t entirely done with her. As her old crew keeps robbing and sucks her back into the one thing she’s great at, Callie sets out to create a criminal empire of her own., 0622ON906

HEARTTHROB SEASON 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND TP $19.99
Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV
Callie was born under a bad sign. After checking out of her criminal ambitions, Callie has checked into a mental hospital to finalize her break-up with Mercer-the dead criminal who donated the heart that gave her a new lease on life, only to steal it back in a cross-country robbery romance. But after convincing herself he’s not real, Callie shakes her delusional beau and has just begun moving on when she gets a visitor: Mercer?? With a year left on her new heart, her world upended and her friends and family threatened by this real-life version of her dream boyfriend, Callie busts herself out and dives back into her life of crime. As she ties up her loose ends, Callie sets out to make peace with her past, figure out her future-and find a way to make this break-up permanent. 0622ON907

TEA DRAGON SOCIETY GN $9.99 Page 349
K. O’Neill
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives–and eventually her own. JUN221749 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RED 5 COMICS

MYSTERY BROTHERS #2 $3.95 Page 363
Quentin Lee and Elis Zill
After escaping from the research facility where their father died in an explosion, Jin and his mysterious half brother Adam are rescued by a fishing boat. When they return to Manhattan, his father’s boss Abel Profitt sends the lethal Maria robots to hunt Adam down and kidnap Jin’s mother as a hostage. Can the teenage boys outsmart Profitt Corp? JUN221862

SILVER SPROCKET

SELF DEFENSE STUDY GUIDE FOR TRANS WOMEN $5.00 Page 367
Oakland TransFighters
Trans women, AMAB nonbinary, and AMAB gender-nonconforming people need self-defense that reflects the specific kinds of threats they face. A Self-Defense Study Guide for Trans Women and Gender Non-Conforming / Nonbinary AMAB Folks offers strategies based in lived experience, ranging from using body language and creating safety in numbers, to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu moves. The zine includes chapters on how to handle people who have legal or financial power over you, cis women gropers, and menfolk bullies, along with instruction on how to back each other up as a group and how to pause a makeout. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN221898

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DOCTOR WHO ORIGINS #4 $3.99 Page 394
Jody Houser, Roberta Ingranata, and Warina Sahadewa
Featuring the Fugitive Doctor in her comics debut! Working for the mysterious division on a dangerous assignment, the doctor uncovers something insidious afoot. Discover what this doctor was up to before she became the fugitive! JUN221978

LIFE IS STRANGE VOL 3 $17.99
Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, and Andrea Izzo
What lies in store for Max, Chloe, and Rachel in the third arc of this time-twisting video game tie-in? Acclaimed writers Emma Vieceli and artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo continue the highly anticipated third volume of the official comic, set in the world of the BAFTA award-winning game from Square Enix and DONTNOD! Max remains in a world where she is separated from Chloe. She must feel so close and yet so very far from the world she and Chloe had built together, without Rachel. Like the majority of people right now during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are connected to our neighbours, facing the same situation together, and yet completely disconnected as we are forced to keep apart from friends and family. Today’s circumstances give us a new perspective on the characters of Life is Strange. Are we living in a strange, crossed over reality of our own? Is it science fiction or our science future? Who knows. Have a read and see if you can find any other similarities between our reality and Max’s. JUN221988 (NEW PTG)

SEA OF THIEVES ORIGINS VOL 1 $13.99 Page 389
Jeremy Whitley and Rhoald Marcellius
Based on the smash hit multiplayer adventure Sea of Thieves! Dive into the lore of the Sea of Thieves! JUN221967

UNCIVILIZED BOOKS

CANNONBALL GN $24.95 Page 397
Kelsey Wroten
Kelsey Wroten’s Cannonball fires the reader straight into the messy life of Caroline Bertram: aspiring writer, queer, art school graduate, near alcoholic, and self proclaimed tortured genius. Stunningly drawn in a classic style, with big truths and biting wit, Wroten’s debut graphic novel is Art School Confidential for the Tumblr generation. JUN22200 (OFFERED AGAIN)

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BARBARIC AXE TO GRIND #2 $4.99 Page 408
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
The you-know-what really hits the fan as Owen, Soren, Axe, and Steele find themselves in hostile territory. We gain deeper insight into Steele’s vampire curse and Owen encounters a tree god who’s just itching to get chopped to pieces. Cutting down trees, after all, is what axes do! JUN222034

BLUE FLAME COMPLETE SERIES $19.99 Page 407
Christopher Cantwell and Adam Gorham
The Blue Flame is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named Sam Brausam. In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame’s identity blur even further. Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity is worth saving. But in order to do that, Sam Brausam has to save himself. Can he? JUN222032

FOX AND HARE #4 $4.99 Page 409
Jon Tsuei and Stacey Lee
Capturing the monk, Pravat, has given Synastry Designs the means to finish Project Saint, bringing Prime Minister Moorhouse ever closer to his twisted vision for the city. As Keza fights for his life, Kita takes Aurora to a secret location and reveals how they went from orphans to the most feared mercenaries in Mazu Bay. Will the Fox survive his wounds or will the Hare continue the fight without her partner? JUN222040

LUNAR ROOM #7 $4.99 Page 411
Danny Lore and Giorgia Sposito
Zero’s greatest lie is now out in the open, risking their alliance with Sin, as well as the power balance of Solar City itself! As for Sin, she has to choose whether it’s time to go true Lone Wolf…or if Zero, her conflicted ex, and a broken pack are what she needs to unlock the beast she was always meant to be. JUN222047

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