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LGBTQA Previews August 2024 Part 1

Hello and welcome to the first part of August’s Previews. Motorcycle jousting is an idea that never occurred to me but it did to Fellhound who’s exploring the premise in their Sir mini from Boom. Kardak the Mystic is an obscure character from way, way back in the day when Archie Comics was known as MLJ. Learning what writer Joe Corallo has in store for the character intrigues me. Jen Wang’s Ash’s Cabin has a hint of Henry David Thoureau’s Walden Pond. There are lots more interesting comics and graphic novels from YA to horror to sci fi to slice of life and over 25 manga!

Looking for comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW? You’ll find them over here in part two. Comics and graphic novels appear on the list if creators identify as LGBTQA+ or are allies or if the work include queer characters or themes.

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 PUBLISHING

A MAN’S SKIN GN $24.99 Page 198
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). (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN240999

AHOY

MY BAD ESCAPE FROM PECULIAR ISLAND #4 $3.99 Page 248
Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause
More satirical hero madness! A rival podcaster publicly challenges Jamington (The Chandelier) Winthrop to-well, the exact challenge cannot be described in polite company. Meanwhile, beaver-faced penguins look on as the villainous Emperor King buries the hatchet with former president John (Amazing) Adams! How can you not read this? 0624AH384

ALOHA COMICS

LINK CLICK HC VOL 2 $19.99 Page 248
Li Haoling, LAN Studio, and Haoliners Animation League
Volume 2 of the Chinese bestseller, now in English! Time Photo Studio has a new mission: Lu Guang and Cheng Xiaoshi are to visit the client’s worst day in the past and deliver a few messages to the people he holds dear. Easy, right? But Cheng Xiaoshi is not the type of person to blindly follow rules, and certain events end up changing course. What will become of all this? JUN241274

ANDREWS MCMEEL

HUNGRY HEART $18.99 Page 271
Jem Milton
Laurie, a plucky young writer, gets his big break interviewing heartthrob chef Oryan Adjei. Laurie has idolized Oryan since watching him in the Great British Kitchen Trials on television, back when they were both teens. However, Oryan’s life is lonelier than it seems from the outside, and his career has taken a direction he isn’t sure he wants to continue. Laurie seems to get Oryan in a way few others do. Despite their attempts to keep things professional, the two begin to bond over cheesesteaks, flat whites, and stolen hors d’oeuvres. Can Laurie overcome his self-doubt and anxious head while navigating the attention Oryan receives? Mutual feelings grow, but the pair find themselves in a pressure cooker of celebrity and scandal that threatens their chance at romance. Based on the hit webcomic Hungry Heart is a sweet, queer rom-com that explores self-discovery, identity, and acceptance. JUN241347

ARCHIE COMICS

CURSED LIBRARY ALPHA VOL 1 $4.99 Page 212
Eliot Rahal, Magdalene Visaggio, and Craig Cermak
This is it… this is the moment our horror one-shots have led to the Cursed Library! When we last left off in Madam Satan: Hell on Earth, Jinx has the former Queen of the Underworld trapped in the mysterious library, as her father-bestowed demon powers have intensified. To stop Jinx from becoming like her father, her best friend Danni Malloy must rescue and convince Madam Satan to guide her through Hell itself to find the one thing that can possibly save her friend’s soul–Jinx’s mom. Along the way, they’ll also discover a number of faces they’ve seen before, though only in the pages of the terrifying tomes within the cursed library. This three-issue miniseries horror event tells a story about the bonds that tie us together and how the only thing that can save the world from evil is radical love. It’s Riverdale’s Return of the Jedi meets Dante’s Inferno. A three-part event that will close the door on the Cursed Library and usher in a whole new chapter of horror stories. JUN241078

KARDAK THE MYSTIC ONESHOT $3.99 Page 216
Joe Corallo and Butch K. Mapa
All John Cardy ever wanted was to be recognized for his talents at magic tricks and sleight of hand. He’s talented, but not enough to get noticed for it until he comes across a (unbeknownst to him) cursed ruby. This ruby grants John the power of invisibility. As Kardak the Mystic, he performs feats no one else can with this magic. Unfortunately for him, going invisible isn’t just a trick of the eyes, but rather entering another realm parallel to our own. And something inside that realm wants to use Kardak to enter our world for dark purposes. JUN241083

BLACK MASK STUDIOS

CALEXIT THE BATTLE OF UNIVERSAL CITY #3 $4.99 Page 297
Matteo Pizzolo and C. Granda
Entertainment is America’s religion and Hollywood is its Mount Olympus, but it’s all crashing down. Icons are shattered and the gods turn to rubble as Zora’s battle consumes everyone around her. 0624BM386

EVERFROST TP $16.99 Page 296
Ryan K. Lindsay and Sami Kivela
“Everfrost exists delightfully at the crossroads between science fiction and fantasy. It’s beautiful, earnest, and fully realized in a way that few modern comics manage to be. Prepare to be enraptured by its wonder.” -Lonnie Nadler. Van Louise retired to the ice coast so she could quietly find a way off planet from a world on the wrong side of societal collapse. She biohacks a dead leviathan to orchestrate passage away into the universe, but her plans are about to get chewed up by a mounting war between the Warlords (violent gatekeepers for the global ruling party) and the Bloom (who risk extinction living out on the water) as well as a family reunion with her son she hasn’t seen since he died in her arms when he was a child. Join writer Ryan K Lindsay, artist Sami Kivela, and colourist Lauren Affe, as they drop an absolute bomb of sci fi insanity and heartbreaking emotion. ‘A truly unique sci-fi story with a fantastic voice driving the narrative. Great story, great art.’ -Michael Moreci (Barbaric, Wasted Space).0624BM390

BOOM

BRIAR #8 $3.99 Page 75
Christopher Cantwell and Alex Lins
Crane prison may be dark, despair-ridden, and seemingly hopeless, but Briar and company are never without a plan. Grendrid will finally be within reach of Briar’s sword, but not before our heroine and Spider share a moment they have put off for far too long. JUN240154

FENCE CHALLENGERS LONG SHOT takes a break this month.

GRIM #20 $3.99 Page 67
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
With order seemingly restored to the Afterlife, is it time for Jess, Marcel, and Eddie to rest in peace? Far from it, as the dust has yet to settle in the story to come.
And the vital question still lingers-how in the hell did a mortal woman fall in love with Death himself? This landmark 20th issue of Grim features new variant covers from Skylar Patridge, Paulina Ganucheau, Reiko Murakami, and more! JUN240064

GRIM TP VOL 4 $14.99 Page 53
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
Annabel’s deal has sent ripples through all 3 planes of existence-merging life, death, and the afterlife. While Annabel is primed to bring Hell on Earth, Jess isn’t about to let that happen, and with the help of Eddie and Marcel, she’ll do what she must to prevent the worst from happening. But whose side is Adira on, and will anything make her worthy of forgiveness in Jess’ eyes? The worst of it is, Annabel doesn’t understand the gravity of the deal she’s made, and what she’s about to release. Everything will fall. Nothing in all of existence is safe. Beloved creators Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano take Grim to a fresh new hell, revealing thrilling secrets that fans have been waiting to see unveiled! Collects Grim #16-20. JUN240060

HELLO DARKNESS #2 $5.99 Page 70
Garth Ennis, Becky Cloonan & Various
The groundbreaking modern horror anthology returns with the unrivaled lineup of writers Garth Ennis, James Tynion IV, and Andy Lanning, and artists Becky Cloonan, Werther Dell’Edera, and Trevor Hairsine! Ennis and Cloonan continue their serialized story The War, unleashing terror at the top of their game, along with a second Something is Killing the Children tale. Also included in this terrifying line-up is Kampfgeist, a vicious and grisly WWI story from Andy Lanning and Trevor Hairsine as well as even more of the darkest stories from the best creators that this twisted corner of comics has to offer!
When the lights flicker out, what’s waiting for us in the darkness? JUN240122

MEMETIC THE APOCALYPTIC TRILOGY DELUXE EDITION $49.99 Page 46
James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan
In celebration of James Tynion IV’s 10 year anniversary at BOOM! Studios, discover the definitive collection of his seminal Memetic apocalyptic trilogy, collected together in a single volume for the first time ever! A weaponized meme, a megalomaniacal psychic being, and a world-ending plague serve as the unholy trinity of not-too-distant dystopias, painting a paralyzing vision of the future that is also hauntingly familiar. The GLAAD-nominated creative team of Tynion and award-winning artist Eryk Donovan delve into hauntingly prophetic sci-fi horror stories that fans of Black Mirror will feel right at home with-or perhaps a little too close to home. The premium, deluxe edition hardcover is the perfect way to revisit the Eisner-winning writer’s early horror work that led to W0rldtr33, Razorblades, and The Nice House on the Lake, or experience it all for the very first time. Collects Memetic #1-3, Cognetic #1-3, and Eugenic #1-3. JUN24003

RARE FLAVOURS TP $16.99 Page 69
Ram V and Filipe Andrade
Discover the tantalizing tale of Rubin Baksh, a demonic Rakshasa with a down-to-earth dream of being the next Anthony Bourdain. To achieve his vision, Rubin enlists Mo, a filmmaker who has seen better days, to document the world-renowned cuisine of India and the people behind such glorious food. But little does Mo know that there’s more to Rubin than meets the eye, and the mortals play a darker role in the show than they were prepared for. Entice your palate and feast on the follow up offering from the Eisner, Harvey, and Ringo Award-nominated The Many Deaths of Laila Starr team of Ram V and Filipe Andrade with this masterpiece marrying the supernatural, Indian cuisine, and the cutthroat world of chef-driven celebrity! Collects Rare Flavours #1-6. JUN240119

RED BEFORE BLACK #1 $4.99 Page 34
Stephanie Phillips and Goran Suduka
Introducing the most unpredictable outlaw couple since Harley & Ivy! Red Before Black is a violent, hyper kinetic, women-led crime thriller reminiscent of 2000s-era Vertigo from superstar writer Stephanie Phillips and acclaimed artist Goran Suduka, perfect for fans of Birds of Prey and Killing Eve. On a special assignment from the FBI, disgraced army veteran Val is sent to Florida to hunt down an infamous drug runner named Leo. But she soon finds that they have an unexpected enemy in common, turning the game of cat and mouse into something else entirely! JUN240010

SIR #1 $4.99 Page 42
Fell Hound
Get ready for your new obsession…motorcycle jousting! Fate brutally separated Avery Sakai from her girlfriend Nico Xing, but acceptance at Bridleham Academy might be just the thing to bring them back together. As it turns out though, Nico’s extracurriculars are the last thing Avery expected. Now to win a chance at love, Avery will need to throw herself into the violent but captivating world of the motorcycle jousting fight club known as the Seismic Ironclash Roulette! Ringo Award-nominated, indie darling cartoonist Fell Hound brings an over-the-top sports and battle anime energy to BOOM! Box!JUN240031

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #40 $3.99 Page 58
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
The iconic Erica Slaughter has battled nightmares and monsters for over half a decade, but her journey is only just beginning. Discover a groundbreaking new story in the Slaughterverse universe, marking the final issue of the character-defining Year Zero arc before the release of Something is Killing the Children #0! What terrifying trials will Erica need to overcome in her formative origins before we return to the present, and the next chapter of her adventure? This milestone issue features a premium “5 Year” commemorative foil stamp variant cover by Werther Dell’Edera, as well as additional terrifying variants by Jenny Frison, Guillem March, and Brian Stelfreez! JUN240038

SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN TP VOL 8 $14.99 Page 51
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
This “Year Zero” character-defining arc of the hit horror adventure series that has sold over 3 million copies worldwide follows Erica during her years before Archer’s Peak to various remote towns in the American countryside, killing monsters before they kill unsuspecting children. A perfect starting point for new readers and die hard Slaughterverse fans alike, each standalone issue from series creators James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera highlights 5 different hunts that started Erica on her journey toward being the nearly unstoppable monster hunter she is today. Collects Something is Killing the Children #36-40. JUN240047

ZAWA THE BELLY OF THE BEAST TP $16.99 Page 68
Michael Dialynas
The elusive guardian spirit Zawa is eternally trapped inside her mountain, a folk legend with only industrial sludge to eat, and nothing to nourish her. The result is nothing but bitterness, paranoia, and an existence that no one would envy. But when two siblings from a nearby village, Bandit and Thatcher, help her escape, they’ll quickly learn that the way to calm Zawa’s heart is through a good meal shared with friends! But with a corrupt mayor and his private army enraged at the prospect of Zawa being free, it will take more getting involved to truly set things right. From GLAAD Award-winning and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Michael Dialynas, this macabre yet charming eco-fable about the freedom in friendship and nature overcoming greed will charm the hearts of readers of all ages.
Collects Zawa The Belly of the Beast #1-5. JUN240115

DENPA

VAMPEERZ VOL 5 MY PEER VAMPIRES $13.95 Page 472
Akili
As the school year progresses, it is now time for a field trip. And this one takes Ichika and Aria to the mountains for a class camping trip. Out in the woods and nature, there is plenty of time to get to know friends and partners on levels that are much more intimate than what is commonly seen in normal society. People have to work together to survive, and in this case with an accident threatening their lives that is at a premium. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXIV #4 (APR242008) JUN242235

DSTLRY

DEVILS CUT HC $30.00 Page 335
Mirka Andolfo, Brian Azzarello, Marc Bernardin, Elsa Charretier, Becky Cloonan, Tula Lotay, Jamie McKelvie, Stephanie Phillips, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ram V, Jock, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Lee Garbett, Joelle Jones, Ariela Kristantina, Junko Mizuno, Eduardo Risso, Christian Ward
The first DSTLRY publication gets the hardcover treatment for its one year anniversary! August 2023 saw the revolution begin with The Devil’s Cut – the world’s introduction to DSTLRY, the new publisher redefining creator-owned comics. Now DSTLRY is making this available in a Direct Market only hardcover edition. 0624DY410

LIFE #1 $8.99 Page 318
Brian Azzarrello, Stephanie Phillips, Danijel Zezelj, and Lee Loughridge
Brian Azzarello and Stephanie Phillips writing together for the first time team up with artist Danijel Zezelj and colorist Lee Loughridge to create a masterfully crafted flip book, housing two enthralling narratives that collide in unexpected ways. In the future, a death penalty will be considered an act of kindness, as covert experiments have forced criminals with multiple life sentences to live all their time to full term. For the ‘Casanova Killer,’ that means living out the nearly 2,400 years of his 32 life sentences mining on a distant prison planet alongside some of humanity’s most heinous offenders. Years pass… Decades turn to centuries, abandoned, the prisoners are shocked to see a ship approaching-filled with thieves hoping that their next big score is on the planet’s long dead mine. They have no idea that the prisoners-are still alive. While the prisoners scheme to find a way off planet, the thieves plan the biggest score of their careers. Each issue of “Life’ is a flip book, housing one story from two different perspectives. A prison break and a heist both offer interlocking narratives, creating an immersive experience that will challenge your perceptions of justice while begging the immortal question: Who really wants to live forever? For fans of Aliens, Ocean’s Eleven, Guardians of the Galaxy. 0624DY412

ONE FOR SORROW #2 $8.99 Page 330
Jamie McKelvie
The Magpie has murdered a wealthy businessman in his own home, sparking fear among London’s population that no one is safe from this supernatural threat. Pressure mounts on a police force with no leads, but disgraced private detective Ignatious Thorn makes a startling discovery about his own connection to the killer. Elsewhere, medium Madame Hendrikov claims she has information from the spirit world about the Magpie. Barmaid Bess Turner moves deeper into the capital’s criminal underworld, and faces a deadly test of loyalty when someone she cares about is in the wrong place at the wrong time. And all the while, the Magpie gets closer and closer to the mastermind who sits at the center of everything, like a spider in its web. But if he’s the spider, does that make the Magpie his prey? Jamie McKelvie returns with another issue full of violence, suspense, and horror. MAY241522

SPECTREGRAPH #3 $8.99 Page 328
James Tynion IV and Christian Ward
When the larger-than-life, brilliant, and enigmatic Abrose Everett Hall died, he cast a pall over all those he knew — and no one suffered more than his former assistant and lover, Felix. Now an old man, Felix has dedicated the rest of his days to solving the paranormal puzzle of the spectregraph — his paramour’s life’s work, interrupted. But what is Felix’s connection to the Thanatos Group, and how do Janie and Vesper factor into his plans? The gothic horror hit from DSTLRY continues! Every issue from DSTLRY is presented in our perfect bound Prestige format, featuring wraparound covers with spot gloss on robust cover stock, complemented by 48 pages of exquisite interior stock. It’s the DSTLRY difference. For fans of The Haunting of Hill House, Hereditary, The Conjuring. 0624DY424

TIME WAITS #1 $8.99 Page 326
Chip Zdarsky, David Brothers, and Marcus To
Meet Blue, a man trapped in the past, which is our present. Sent back in time for a mission he could not bring himself to complete, the former soldier Blue builds a life with Grace, the Sheriff of a small rural town. The pair build a foundation of happiness on a history of bloodshed, as far away from the trigger-happy corporate overlords that used Blue as a human gun. After ten years together, Blue and Grace are on the cusp of taking the next step in their relationship: adoption. Before Grace can fully convince Blue to expand their family, the future comes calling. The overlords want their first deserter and to complete the mission Blue could not. They have one simple rule: kill anyone who stands in their way. The first of four miniseries by Chip Zdarsky from DSTLRY! Every issue from DSTLRY is presented in our perfect bound Prestige format, featuring wraparound covers with spot gloss on robust cover stock, complemented by 48 pages of exquisite interior stock. It’s the DSTLRY difference. 0624DY429

DYNAMITE

GARGOYLES HC VOL 2 HERE IN MANHATTAN $24.99 Page 119
Greg Wiesman and George Kambadais
Gargoyles: Here In Manhattan Volume 2 ratchets up the drama with the terrifying reappearance of Demona, whose determination to gather the Keys to Power is stronger than ever. And with Goliath imprisoned by a district attorney intent on proving that Gargoyles should not even be considered people, how can Brooklyn and the rest of the Clan hope to stop her? This second collection of the smash hit series from Gargoyles creators Greg Wiesman and George Kambadais reprints issues #7-12 of their acclaimed run and concludes a brand new chapter in the epic saga of the Manhattan Clan! JUN24029

FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC

INTERTWINED THE SPIRIT OF WUXING SAGA HC $49.99
Fabrice Sapolsky & Various, Fred Pham Chuong & Various
Five elemental forces, five champions-the Spirits of WuXing. A murder disrupts the cosmic equilibrium: Reluctant heroes emerge, destinies are Iintertwined. Originally offered as a softcover, the Intertwined Omnibus is now a Premium 316 pages full color Hardcover with gold foil finish. It packs every bit of content from the fan favorite series plus tons of extras. A must-have for Kung Fu and Noir fans! Featuring story and art by Fabrice Sapolsky and Fred Pham Chuong plus contributions from: Olivier Coipel, Gerald Parel, Domenico Carbone, Ho Seng Hui, Fei Chen, Roland Boschi, Gerald Parel, Mateus Santolouco, Patrick Zircher, Medhi Cheggour, Will Torres, Jon Lankry, Karibu, Geoffo, Nick Bradshaw, Ramon Gil, Greg Anderson Elysee, Franck Uzan and Enid Balam! Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXIV #1 (JAN241642) JUN241669

LADY-BIRD TP $14.99
Fabrice Sapolsky, Dawn J. Starr, and Daniele Sapuppo
Two young women, with extraordinary powers, living 100 years apart, have to find the way to break free! In 1911, Vega de Ortega is a very shy and naive young woman. She’s touring Europe as the Lady-Bird, going from city to city, from Circus to Circus, bringing joy to people of all ages. But she’s uncomfortable with everything happening around her. Her benefactor, Count San Remo, has convinced her to become a weapon of War. Unhappy and Afraid, she has to free herself. In 2022, Mina is a prisoner. Everyday, a nurse comes to take samples of her blood and use it as currency for a pharmaceutical company. She has no idea who she is. Why she’s even being kept captive. But an earthquake gives Mina an opportunity to escape and discover how she’s different from everyone, how she’s a Lad-Bird too! Two Lady-Birds. Two eras. Same incredible powers: They can fly and their genes are unlike any other known being on the planet. Who are they? And how can they be connected. (OFFERED AGAIN)JUN241664

FIRST SECOND BOOKS

ASH’S CABIN GN $17.99 (SC)/ $25.99 (HC)Page 353
Jen Wang
Ash has always felt alone. Adults ignore the climate crisis. Other kids Ash’s age are more interested in popularity contests than in fighting for change. The only person who seemed to understand how desperate things were was Ash’s grandpa, Edwin. Before he died, Edwin used to talk about building a secret cabin, off the grid in the California wilderness. And to Ash, that maybe-mythical cabin is starting to feel like the perfect place for a fresh start and an escape from the miserable feeling of alienation that haunts their daily life. But making the wilds your home isn’t easy. And as much as Ash wants to be alone… can they really be happy alone? Can they survive alone? Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. JUN241686 (SC / JUN241687 (HC)

GREENWILLOW BOOKS

HOW IT ALL ENDS $15.99 (SC)/ $25.99 (HC) Page 362
Emma Hunsinger
Thirteen-year-old Tara lives inside the non-stop adventure of her imagination. It’s far more entertaining inside her own mind than in dull, everyday life. But when she’s bumped from seventh grade directly to high school, she gets a dramatic jolt to reality! Now, Tara is part of a future she doesn’t feel at all ready for. She’s not ready to watch the racy shows the high school kids like, or to listen to the angsty music, or to stop playing make-believe with her younger brother. She’s not ready to change for PE in front of everyone, or for the chaos of the hallways or for the anarchy of an English class that’s overrun with fourteen-year-old boys. But then there’s Libby. Tara doesn’t know whether she’s ready for Libby. She can’t even explain who Libby is to her because she doesn’t know yet. She just knows that everything’s more fun when she and her new classmate are together. But what will happen next? How will it all end? Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. JUN241727 (SC) / JUN241728 (HC)

IRON CIRCUS COMICS

INDIGINERDS TALES FROM MODERN INDIGENOUS LIFE GN $20.00 Page 372
Various
First Nations culture is living, vibrant, and evolving, and generations of Indigenous kids have grown up with pop culture creeping inexorably into their lives. From gaming to social media, pirate radio to garage bands, Star Trek to D&D, and missed connections at the pow wow, Indigenous culture is so much more than how it’s usually portrayed. Indignerds is here to celebrate those stories! Featuring an all-Indigenous creative team, Indignerds is an exhilarating anthology collecting 11 stories about Indigenous people balancing traditional ways of knowing with modern pop culture. Includes work by Alina Pete, PJ Underwood, Kameron White, Rhael McGregor, and many more! Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXIV #3 (MAR241725) JUN241756

KODANSHA COMICS

TURNS OUT MY ONLINE FRIEND IS MY REAL LIFE BOSS VOL 2 Page 478
Nmura
Online, they’re partners who have each other’s back. Offline, they’re boss and subordinate… and now lovers! It’s been three months since the absolutely ordinary and plain office worker, Hashimoto, started going out with his boss, Shirase, and they’re reaching their first-month anniversary of moving in together. After the miracle discovery that “his online friend turned out to be his real-life boss,” Hashimoto and Shirase had quite the tumultuous start. But after a bunch of misunderstandings, the two are finally together… yet, their days are far from romantic when all they do are play video games and eat together! Getting worried, Hashimoto decides to try leveling up their relationship! But what do you do when your boyfriend’s successful, older, and super hot? JUN242279

KUMA

YATA MOMO VOL 2 $15.95 Page 478
Harada
Good-for-nothing himbo Momo lacks the ability to look after himself, while Yata is a reliable but simple lug. The two get off to the worst possible start when Yata comes across Momo during a post-sex clean-up in a public restroom. Taking advantage of Yata’s kindness, Momo ends up staying at his apartment. As he spends more time with Yata, the once-slovenly Momo starts to change… But in the midst of this, Momo’s previous owner shows up. JUN242284

MAD CAVE STUDIOS / MAVERICK

DICK TRACY #4 $4.99 Page 355 Page 385
Alex Segura, Michael Moreci, and Geraldo Borges
The iconic pulp hero returns in the hit noir revival! Detective Dick Tracy and his allies are starting to piece together the mystery of the savage Green Eye killings, but the puzzle is revealing a much bigger and deadly conspiracy – one that weaves back its tentacles to some unexpected places. Can the Man in Yellow uncover the truth – and defeat the City’s newest kingpin – in time to survive and prevent all-out war? 0624MA446

KOSHER MAFIA #1 $4.99 Page 386
David Hazan and Sami Kivel
In Cleveland, Ohio, in 1936, Howard Berkowicz, the bookkeeper for the Jewish Mob finds himself on the wrong end of an enforcer’s gun when he tries to spur the Kosher Mafia into action against the rising tide of domestic Nazism in the German American Bund. 0624MA453

MAMMOTH #3 $4.99 Page 391
Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susin1
Faced with a lake of the dead and memories of her mother, Jess isn’t sure which she wants to escape more. A desperate drive through the endless forest solves one of them for Jess and the others, but the eerie Broke Tree Valley isn’t going to let them off that easily, because although Olivia seems to know the way, that path leads not only straight to the very real problem of some felons with guns but a supernatural entity, the titanic ghost in the forest known as the Mammoth. 0624MA457

NAVIGATING WITH YOU TP $14.99 Page 394
Jeremy Whitley and Cassio Ribeiro
A charming POC-led WLW romance where two new friends hit the road in search of the missing volumes of their favorite manga. Neesha Sparks is a disabled, vocal community activist with a passion for costume design. Gabby Graciana is an optimistic surfer – and, like Neesha, a new kid at school. When the two girls discover that they like the same manga series, Navigator Nozomi, they become more than just fellow new kids. But it was more than just having read the same book series–neither of them had finished it! Soon, they become new friends on a mission – to track down the remaining Navigator Nozomi books. This slice-of-life romance follows the two girls as they adventure across North Carolina to find each book, with their story intercut with the tales of Navigator Nozomi. Neesha and Gabby find more than just the books though-they find acceptance, friendship, understanding, and love. (OFFERED AGAIN) 0624MA459

NOTTINGHAM #15 $4.99 Page 392
David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk
Swansong-With Nottingham in ruins, the Sheriff reels from a final betrayal. Injured, exhausted, and alone beneath the castle, with the lives of the entire city at stake, Blackthorne must make one last fateful choice. 0624MA460

PHONE CALL AWAY TP $19.99 Page 388
Rich Douek and Russell Mark Olson
Fourteen years ago, Emma and Andrew Walker suffered a devastating loss when Mandy, their 6-year-old daughter, was kidnapped. Her unrecognizable body was found one week later. The case and resulting media coverage moved an entire nation to the point that everyone knew who the Walkers were. Everyone felt sympathetic…which indirectly propelled the Walker’s businesses and careers. Years pass, and now their second child is missing–can they find her in time? 0624MA462

SANCTION #4 $4.99 Page 381
Ray Fawkes and Antonio Fuso
Detectives Dimitrovich and Smirnoff have caught up to the serial murderer they’ve been hunting, and it leads to a brutal battle. But finding the culprit only leads to more trouble – and more attempts on their lives. After realizing someone else is pulling the killer’s strings, Dimitrovich and Smirnoff face an even deadlier threat., 0624MA463

MAGMA COMIX

SCALE TRADE #4 $3.99 Page 398
Steve Orlando and Megan Huang
DCA Agent Carmen Tritos, betrayed by those he’s had no choice but to trust, is abandoned by everyone but his dragon–Filo. The Scale Trade has made the wrong enemy in Carmen though, and his desperate final acts to save dragons and burn the system to the ground will have a seismic impact on how the species is treated by humanity! Eisner Award nominated writer Steve Orlando teams with Megan Huan for a fantasy-meets-reality story that’s sure to make your heart race and warm it as well. 0624MM473

ONI PRESS

CULT OF THE LAMB #3 $4.99 Page 410
Alex Paknadel and Troy Little
Things are rough at the cult. Followers are starving and wallowing in filth, and dissent grows louder in their minds. But when Lamb returns to the Darkwood to find food and plunder for their growing flock, a nigh-deadly encounter with Leshy sends them home to the shocked and disheartened Followers. To protect the cult, Lamb must embrace the true power and rituals of the Red Crown before it’s too late. 0624ON487

EAT YOUR HEART OUT VOL 01 $14.99 Page 413
Terry Blas & Matty Newton, and Lydia Anslow
Blanca is running away. Away from her mother-the overbearing and strict Reina-and her mother’s narrow idea of what shape Blanca’s life should take. While Reina finds Blanca’s dream of pursuing fashion design a wasteful flight of fancy, Blanca sees possibility . . . and she knows if she doesn’t leave now, she might never. Of course, following your passion isn’t easy, and when Blanca arrives in New York City without a job or a roof over her head, she’s rescued by a kindly baker named Emile, who takes her in. With Emile comes his eclectic group of roommates, all living in the same brownstone, who welcome Blanca into their weird, wonderful world. Together, Blanca and her new-found friends come to discover that sometimes, the recipe for making your dreams come true is achievable when you embrace chosen family as the missing ingredient. Creators and co-writers Terry Blas and Matty Newton with artist Lydia Anslow come together in this fairy-tale inspired story about following one’s dreams! 0624ON493

RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS VOL 06 $24.99 Page 412
Rafer Roberts, Michael Moreci & Magdalene Visaggio, Zander Cannon, Marc Ellerby & Jarrett Williams
It’s a Rick and Morty triple feature, featuring a cavalcade of comic superstars: Magdalene Visaggio, Michael Moreci, Rafer Roberts, Zander Cannon, and more for an unforgettable collection. Let’s get schwifty! Things get hairy when Jerry messes up Rick and Morty’s R&R by releasing a horde of nanobot-infused hair dolls in Rick in a Box; Rick and Morty track down the culprit who’s been body-swapping members of the Smith family across the multiverse in Fricky Friday; and Summer, tired of being sidelined, teams up with her social media maven future-self for an adventure she’ll probably forget in The Science of Summer. 0624ON513

RICK AND MORTY YOUTH IN RICKVOLT #1 $4.99 Page 411
Michael Moreci and Tony Gregori
From acclaimed writer Michael Moreci and up-and-coming illustrator Tony Gregori comes a revolutionary new Rick and Morty series about rebellion, adolescence, and freedom! Rick’s been cagey lately-especially cagey. And secretive. After yet another misadventure with Morty goes haywire, Morty begins to pull away from his grandfather. So Rick does what any healthy, mentally stable grandparent would do: he secretly creates a universe with new grandchildren who actually love him! Only problem is, that universe has now reached adolescence and is rebelling, threatening the entire universe. This uprising, led by a fierce, glass-eyed Morty and his army of revolutionaries, aims to fight and kill the very god that created it: Rick. 0624ON514

TEA DRAGON TAPESTRY TREASURY EDITION $24.99 Page 415
K. O’Neill
Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series by Eisner- and Harvey Award-winning author K. O’Neill, now larger than ever before in a new 10″ x 14″ oversize softcover treasury edition! Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng’s care, Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside. 0624ON522

TOXIC SUMMER takes a break this month.

PENGUIN YOUNG READERS

FULL SHIFT GN $17.99 Page 418
Jennifer Dugan and Kit Seaton
In this queer, supernatural YA graphic novel from the author of Some Girls Do and the illustrator of Wonder Woman: Warbringer, a reluctant teen werewolf would do anything to be human – if that’s what it takes to win her crush’s heart. Tessa feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Not at school, where she can’t figure out how to confess the feelings she has for her friend Maddie. And definitely not at home, where the other werewolves in her family make her feel like an outcast because she can’t even shift into her full wolf form yet. Sometimes she thinks her whole life would be easier if she wasn’t a werewolf at all. When word gets out that a group of werewolf hunters has infiltrated her pack’s territory and that they’ve developed a cure that can make werewolves human, Tessa thinks she’s found the answer to her problems. But when she discovers there might be more to the hunters’ plans than anyone knows, it’s up to Tessa to put herself on the line to protect the lives of those she loves most. And the only way to save them is to embrace the wolf inside her that is howling to get out. JUN241911

SEVEN SEAS

AFTER SCHOOL ETUDE VOL 1 $14.99 Page 484
Hirune Cyan
Love hits the right notes in this Boys’ Love manga about two unlikely dance partners who make the perfect pair. When Minobe Chihiro is admitted to a private arts academy to study ballet, the last person he expects to train with is surly second-year Ichinomiya Shun. Yet by some stroke of luck, the two are paired up for their school’s mandatory pas de deux practice. While Minobe has fallen at first sight for Ichinomiya’s superior dance sense, the second year’s attitude leaves a lot to be desired. For Ichinomiya, being paired with Minobe as a dance partner is just one of the ways he’d like to be together with his new partner. It’s not just grades that have Ichinomiya dancing with Minobe…he’s head over heels, and he’s after Minobe’s heart! JUN242306

AT 25 00 IN AKASAKA VOL 1 $14.99 Page 484
Hiroko Natsuno
The award-winning Boys’ Love manga about actors “researching” a relationship is finally available in English print. Yuki Shirasaki finally landed his big break. But the pressure is on when he’s cast alongside current superstar (and his former classmate!) Asami Hayama. Determined to do his best, Shirasaki decides to dive deep into researching playing the role of a gay man and visits a gay bar for a one-night stand. To his surprise, Hayama is there and gives Shirasaki the shock of his life by suggesting they become friends with benefits! Can Shirasaki keep his attention on the role, or will he be captivated by Hayama’s good looks and irresistible charm? JUN242307

BALLAD OF SWORD & WINE SC NOVEL VOL 2 $19.99 Page 489
Tang Jiu Qing and St
In this historical tale of war and political intrigue, an intense relationship burns between the son of an infamous traitor and the vengeful nobleman who despises him… at first. Shen Zechuan is the eighth son of the traitorous Prince of Jianxing, a man who doomed his cities and people to destruction at the hands of the foreign enemy. As the only surviving member of his reviled line, Shen Zechuan is dragged to the capital in chains. He bears the hatred of the nation, but no one’s hate burns hotter than that of Xiao Chiye, the youngest son of the powerful Prince of Libei. Xiao Chiye would love nothing more than to see Shen Zechuan deadagainst all odds, he clings to life. Rather than succumb to his family’s disgrace, he becomes a thorn in Xiao Chiye’s side, clawing his way into the cutthroat political world of the capital. Yet as these two bitter enemies beat against the bonds of their fate, they find themselves kindred spirits, unlikely allies…and perhaps something more. PLEASE NOTE: this is a 400 page prose novel. JUN242349

GRANDMASTER OF DEMONIC CULTIVATION VOL 7 $19.99 Page 485
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu and Luo Di Cheng Qiu
Feared and hated for his sinister abilities, Wei Wuxian – the grandmaster of demonic cultivation was driven to his death when the most powerful clans united to destroy him. Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian is reborn. Summoned by a young man who sacrificed his soul in a forbidden ritual, Wei Wuxian is now bound to seek vengeance on the stranger’s behalf or risk the destruction of his own soul. But when an evil entity emerges, a familiar face from Wei Wuxian’s past suddenly appears amidst the chaos-a powerful cultivator who will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them. Don’t miss this full-color xianxia fantasy manhua/comic from China about two powerful men who are drawn to each other through war and across lifetimes! JUN242316

HANDSOME GIRL & SHELTERED GIRL COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 1 $21.99 Page 485
mocchi-au-lait and majoccoid
A case of mistaken identity blossoms into love in this lighthearted yuri/Girls’ Love manga! When Okuma Satomi’s friend seeks her help wrangling guys for a crossdressing cafe, Satomi winds up with a boyfriend! Sort of. After asking her handsome and aloof classmate, Kanda Mizuki, to help out in the cafe, Mizuki agrees, but on one condition: the two of them must go on a date. Satomi eagerly agrees, delighted to have such a good-looking guy interested in her, but Mizuki realizes that Satomi has completely misunderstood something crucial: Mizuki is a girl! Will this case of mistaken identity blossom into something beautiful, or will the truth leave both girls brokenhearted?
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HATSUKOI NOTE VOL 1 $14.99 Page 485
Amekiri
Shouya, a high school boy whose heart has never known romance, comes across an internet diary filled with wistful whispers of love toward the writer’s same-sex crush. A photo posted to the page provides a hint as to the blog’s owner: Tsubame, a fellow classmate known for being a lone wolf. Shouya realizes that his friend Ryuu is the object of the diary writer’s affections, so he attempts to play matchmaker but where will his own feelings take him in the process? JUN242318

HOW MY DADDIES BECAME MATES VOL 1 $14.99 Page 486
Mikkamita
Sparks and fists fly in this Boys’ Love omegaverse spin on the “how I met your father” trope! As teenagers, Kuroga Akane and Shirosaki Aoi couldn’t have been more different. An alpha and an omega from rival schools, their initial meeting wasn’t exactly love at first sight. In fact, it was downright brutal! Fast forward to adulthood, and not only are they mated and married, but they even have an adorable daughter! How did these former delinquents go from wanting to beat each other to a pulp to falling in love? JUN242320

KINNPORSCHE LIGHT NOVEL VOL 1 $19.99 Page 490
Daemi and Tamtam
The Thai novel that inspired the hit live-action Boys’ Love drama KinnPorsche: The Series! In this action-packed romance, a hot-tempered college student is sucked into the criminal underworld after a chance encounter with the heir to a crime family. Ever since the tragic death of his parents, Porsche’s life has been a balancing act between attending college and bartending to support his younger brother and pay off his deadbeat uncle’s gambling debt. When he witnesses a gang of thugs attacking a handsome young man in the alley behind his bar, he’s reluctant to interveneXuntil he’s offered fifty thousand baht to help the stranger escape. The stranger is known as Kinn, the second son of a notorious crime family. Impressed with Porsche’s fighting skills, Kinn hatches a devious plan: hire Porsche to be his own personal bodyguard and he’ll pay off his debt. Porsche doesn’t want any trouble, especially not the kind of trouble Kinn deals in. But Kinn always gets what he wants. PLEASE NOTE: This is a 400 page “light” novel. JUN242350

LOUT OF COUNTS FAMILY LIGHT NOVEL VOL 1 $19.99 Page 490
Yu Ryeo-Han
The wildly popular Korean novels that inspired the hit webtoon! All Kim Roksu wants is a peaceful life. Unfortunately for him, he nods off while reading an action-packed novelXonly to wake up inside it! Worse yet, he’s in the body of Cale Henituse, a count’s handsome slacker son destined to take a serious beating from the novel’s hero. Leeching off the count’s wine and wealth is fine and all, but there’s no way he’s going to be the hero’s punching bag or worse! In this world of dragons, magic, and deception, can Kim Roksu change the novel’s plot to get off scot-free and enjoy the finer things in life? PLEASE NOTE: This is a 400 page “light” novel. JUN242351

MY GIRLFRIEND’S NOT HERE TODAY VOL 2 $14.99 Page 487
Kiyoko Iwami
Yuni loves how passionate her secret girlfriend can be, but honestly…? It’s starting to feel like volleyball takes up all of Nanase’s time. Especially when her latest game is all the way in Osaka, where Yuni will not only have to spend a lot of money but also be alone most of the time. However, Fuuko offers the perfect solution: She’ll pay IF Yuni goes on a date with her. It’s not cheating if you’re doing it to support your girlfriend, right? JUN242333

OTONARI COMPLEX VOL 1 $14.99 Page 488
Saku Nonomura
An endearing manga about childhood best friends…a “girly” boy and a “boyish” girl working through their feelings about identity and love. Kuji Akira and Ninomiya Makoto are childhood friends and neighbors. Since Akira is “handsome” for a girl and Makoto is “pretty” for a boy, their gender presentation is often confused. As they try to untangle their complex feelings about themselves and each other, they find out their friends are crushing on them, too. It’s a complicated childhood friend love story!
JUN242337

PERFECT BUDDY VOL 1 $21.99 Page 488
Lash and daki
The popular, full-color Boys’ Love webtoon in English in print for the first time! As the new Design Team lead for the prestigious men’s magazine, City Casual, Seo Hyunsoo wants nothing more than to live a simple, routine life. But Planning Team lead, Baek Youngchan, is proving to be an irritating complication. The two constantly butt heads, and Hyunsoo cannot stand the other man’s sunny disposition! Try as he may to avoid Youngchan, Hyunsoo ends up catching the man doing something very not safe for work in the men’s bathroom. What’s worse, Youngchan won’t leave him alone after the awkward encounter! Can Hyunsoo keep his work on track, or will things heat up at the company retreat?
JUN242338

STARS OF CHAOS SHA PO LANG LIGHT NOVEL VOL 4 $19.99 Page 490
Priest
The steampunk danmei/Boys’ Love series set in a world like historical China that inspired multimedia adaptations. The discovery of violet gold, a vital fuel for steam-powered machines, propelled the empire of Great Liang into an age of prosperity. But for Chang Geng, a young man raised on the impoverished northern border, the concerns of the empire are as distant as the stars above. When raiders from the north attack Chang Geng’s small village, he discovers that the life he knows is a lie. His mother, his teacher, and even his godfather whom he trusted more than any other, Shen Shiliu, are not what they seem. As enemy nations close in, Chang Geng follows his godfather to the heart of the imperial capital, where a greater fate lies in store for him. PLEASE NOTE: This is a 400 page “light” novel. JUN242352

SILVER SPROCKET

BOY ISLAND OGN $29.99 Page 431
Leo Fox
Poor Lucille. You are in the elbow of your life, the place where it bends. What will you do?’ Your name is Lucille. You live on Girl Island, one of two islands created when the world was cleft in twain by an entity bigger and more powerful than you. But you have a secret. Your secret is that despite living on Girl Island, you are a boy. You fear deep down in your insides, that you may have been a boy for a very long time. And so you leave your home and your mother and begin the journey to Boy Island. Although it may be treacherous, it is the only way forward. A modern transgender fable in graphic novel form, Boy Island weaves its way along the path of becoming with humor and insight, channeled through Leo Fox’s iconic art and storytelling style. Presented in a deluxe embossed hardcover. 0624SP551

SUBLIME

DONT BE CRUEL PLUS VOL 3 $12.99 Page 451
Yonezou Nekota
Playboy Maya catches studious Nemugasa cheating on a test and to ensure his silence blackmails him into doing whatever Maya wants! This Don’t Be Cruel volume is a collection of the best exclusive side and short stories the series has to offer! Maya and Nemugasa’s relationship had a rocky start. Maya, the playboy slacker, and Nemugasa, the diligent student, have two very different personalities and live two very different lives. These differences have led to some crazy misunderstandings between them. Their relationship certainly has its rough patches, but they make the good times that much sweeter. Read on for the next volume in this collection of never-before-seen Don’t Be Cruel side and bonus stories! JUN242116

GIVEN VOL 9 $12.99 Page 452
Natsuki Kizu
Mafuyu arrives in Shibuya where syh’s concert will be held. Clutching the tickets both Ritsuka and Hiragi have given him, Mafuyu stops dead in his tracks when he runs into someone who shouldn’t be in Tokyo-Ugetsu. What does his presence there mean, and could this be the catalyst Mafuyu needs to finally move forward and make a decision? JUN242115

TITAN

DOCTOR WHO FIFTEENTH DOCTOR #3 $3.99 Page 151
Dan Watters and Ramsay, Kelsey
Join The Doctor in a new comic book adventure! JUN240421

TOKYO POP

BITE MARKS AND FLUORITE $13.99 Page 500
Seno Yanase
A non-human thing that lives in the darkness that which you will someday become. Mortally wounded trying to prevent what he thought was a mugging, Haru’s life is saved by the vampire Akihito, with one small drawback; he is now a vampire too. The transformation takes time however, and while he adapts, Haru is vulnerable prey for other vampires. Akihito promises to keep him safe, and as Haru adjusts to his new circumstances, he also finds himself falling for the man who gave him a second chance at life…
JUN242387

MY BEAUTIFUL MAN VOL 1 $13.99 Page 501
Yuu Nagira and Megumi Kitano
Hira has always dreaded the first day of new classes. Ever since he was little, he’s had a stutter that only worsens when he’s anxious, causing Hira to always sink to the bottom of the social pyramid. This year of his high school career might not have been any different if it weren’t for him: Kiyoi, the most beautiful and kingly man Hira has ever seen. Normally, their lives would never intersect, but Hira suddenly gets a chance to grow closer with Kiyoi when he’s made the popular group’s gofer and gets Kiyoi’s phone number! Hira treasures every order Kiyoi gives him and every bit of change he’s handed to run errands… Is this what they call love? JUN242390

MY BEAUTIFUL MAN VOL 2 $13.99 Page 501
Yuu Nagira and Megumi Kitano
Even from a young age Hira was an introvert, too nervous to speak up, disappearing into the crowd at his high school. From afar he admires his classmate, Kiyoi, ruling as the king of the class with his handsome looks and his aloof attitude. To him, everyone is equally worthless. With his low self-esteem, Hira is happy to play his part as Kiyoi’s loyal gopher, but even he’s surprised when he finds Kiyoi’s phone number added to his cellphone. Every glance, every scrap of attention is precious. Could these lonely, suffocating feelings actually be love? JUN242391

MY BEAUTIFUL MAN LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 1 $19.99 Page 501
Yuu Nagira and Rikako Kasai
Kazunari Hira is not what you’d call popular. In fact, he’s basically on the lowest rung of the social ladder, due largely to his stutter that tends to flare up when he’s anxious. And then there’s him: Sou Kiyoi, leader of the pack and the most beautiful man Hira has ever seen. When Hira is made the popular group’s gofer, he realizes that he doesn’t mind his lowly position so much when the orders are coming from Kiyoi’s lips. In fact, Hira treasures every order Kiyoi gives him and every bit of change he’s handed to run errands. Could he actually be… in love? JUN242392

MY BEAUTIFUL MAN LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 2 $19.99 Page 501
Yuu Nagira and Rikako Kasai
Even from a young age Hira was an introvert, too nervous to speak up, disappearing into the crowd at his high school. From afar he admires his classmate, Kiyoi, ruling as the king of the class with his handsome looks and his aloof attitude. To him, everyone is equally worthless. With his low self-esteem, Hira is happy to play his part as Kiyoi’s loyal gopher, but even he’s surprised when he finds Kiyoi’s phone number added to his cellphone. Every glance, every scrap of attention is precious. Could these lonely, suffocating feelings actually be love? JUN242393

OUR NOT SO LONELY PLANET TRAVEL GUIDE VOL 5 $13.99 Page 502
Mone Sorai
Super serious Asahi Suzumura and laidback, easygoing Mitsuki Sayama might seem like an odd couple, but they made a deal; they’ll vacation around the world and when they get back to Japan, they’ll get married. As they travel from country to country, the different people, cultures and cuisine they encounter begin to bring them closer together. After all they’re not just learning about the world, but about themselves too. JUN242394

SEND THEM A FAREWELL GIFT FOR THE LOST TIME $13.99 Page 502
Cocomi
For four years, Naruse was swept up in his love for his novelist boyfriend, Toui. But tiring of his flightiness and lack of commitment, Naruse finally walks away from his relationship. Or at least, he tries to. Every time he runs into Toui, they seem to get tangled in one another’s emotions and end up sleeping together. They argue and fight, then afterwards comes the pang of regret. Maybe their relationship is doomed to fail. Or maybe, it just needs a new angle. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN242396

STAR CROSSED VOL 1 $19.99 Page 502
Crimson Chains
This is a story about a king and his knight. Polaris is king of the stars; with his celestial paint brush he breathes life into constellations, which protect his kingdom. Yildun is his loyal knight, ever at his side, but always in shadow as his station dictates him to remain unseen. Together, they will face a battle for the throne from Polaris’ brother as well as their own conflicting feelings. A love story written in the stars! JUN242397

VAULT

BARBARIC VOL 4 BORN IN BLOOD $19.99 Page 440
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
A new era of Barbaric begins! We did it…the thing everyone says they’re doing, even when they’re lying through their teeth: a genuinely good jumping on point. How, you ask? Well, it all starts with a compelling new bad guy. Meet Orrick, the tortured barbarian now turned master torturer, who will take us deep into Owen’s past, revealing secrets that should have stayed buried…like Axe in a chest cavity slurping up that sweet, delicious blood. Will the cursed-to-do-good barbarian finally do some actual good? Probably not! But some much worse guys will almost certainly lose their heads. Yummy! 0624VL564

DYING INSIDE TP $19.99 Page 441
Hannah Klein, Pete Wentz, and Lisa Sterle
From Hannah Klein, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, and Lisa Sterle comes the graphic novel about a chronically depressed girl who’s tired of fighting for her… death. Dying Inside is a musically immersive experience, featuring original lyrics and poetry from Pete Wentz, an integrated playlist, and never-before-heard music from Daisy Grenade. Today is Ash’s big finale. And by finale, she means exiting the stage permanently. Ash is a sixteen-year-old girl with more angst than Ian Curtis and Elliott Smith combined (her two idols). She’s apathetic and therefore believes death is the easiest route to relief. But nothing is more embarrassing than a lame death. Unfortunately, her meticulous plans are ruined when the beautiful knife she buys off a webstore turns out to be charmed with a protection spell. Now, Ash has to track down the witch who transformed her clocking out attempt into the worst gift imaginable: immortality. Turns out, the witch responsible is another sixteen-year-old-girl named (get this) Liv. The two vow to undo the charm together and fight for Ash’s death…even as things get increasingly entangled with a strange new antidepressant called Somnia and her mom’s gross boyfriend, Greg. 0624VL563

VIZ

HOW DO WE RELATIONSHIP VOL 11 $11.99 Page 460
Tamifull
Miwa and Saeko have finally put the pain of their breakup completely behind them and are enjoying a fresh chance at love. But while they both love their girlfriends, they’re learning an unfortunate truth-starting a new relationship doesn’t mean leaving your old issues behind. JUN242148

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