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LGBTQA Previews December 2021 Part 1

The Quick & Easy Guides offer answers and helpful information about our LGBTQA siblings and situations any of us might find ourselves or friends in. Think of them as an “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask” for today. The guides cover subjects such as consent, pronouns, sex and disability, and queer and trans IDs. Look for them under the Oni header! Silver Sprocket offers a self defense guide for trans women! Andy Kunka’s Howard Cruse bio is the first work to examine the queer comics pioneer since his death in November, 2019. The book is published by Rutgers University Press.

This monthly column features comics, graphic novels, and books from publishers such as BOOM, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, and other small and indy presses. The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Items from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel are in this list.

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

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS #4 $3.99 Page 211
Francesco Artibani and Werther Dell’Edera
Violence erupts in the city as the resistance moves forward with their plans, but Radek and the people he love are caught in the crossfire. Will they reach safety before things get out of hand? Will the creature do as they hope and protect them or will its very presence bring their persecutors right down on top of them? OCT211052

PORCELAIN #5 $3.99 Page 212
Maria Llovet
A showdown between Beryl and her captor will dictate whether she is trapped in-side the Dollhouse forever. But even if she does find the exit, it doesn’t necessarily mean a happy ending for the young woman. Is what waits for her on the out-side scarier than becoming a doll for eternity? OCT211059

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

SERIAL #9 $3.99 Page 214
Terry Moore
Zoe and Jenni come face to face at last! Two fearless killers face-off to settle an old score with knives out and a grave ready. Don’t miss this penultimate issue of the series featuring Zoe, the precocious serial killer with her own fan club! From the award winning creator of Rachel Rising, Motor Girl, Echo, and Strangers In Paradise!
OCT211074

SERIAL VOL 1 GLASS TOMB $15.99 Page 216
Terry Moore
Zoe, the precocious serial killer from Rachel Rising, returns in her own series! Because of her past affiliation with a demon, Zoe is a mature woman trapped in a child’s body. When an old friend falls victim to a new serial killer Zoe vows to hunt down the predator and exact her own lethal revenge. The Glass Tomb collects the first five issues of Terry Moore’s hot new series. OCT211076 (OFFERED AGAIN)

AFTERSHOCK / SEISMIC PRESS

BUNNY MASK VOL 1 VOL 1 CHIPPING OF THE TEETH $16.99 Page 229
Paul Tobin and Andrea Mutti
Sealed in a cave before the dawn of man, released by a crazed madman, Bun-ny Mask walks our world once more. But for what dark purpose does she use her un-natural powers? And what’s her connection to Bee Foster, a young girl murdered by her father fourteen years ago? In order to save his life – and his sanity – one man will have to discover the truth of what waits behind the mask. This 128-page volume contains the entire series, issues #1-4. OCT211110

HEATHENS #2 $4.99 Page 225
Cullen Bunn, Heath Amodio, and Sami Kivela
The Heathens chase the scorpion into its hole and find themselves surrounded by snakes. Can five alphas stay together long enough for the entire pack to make it out alive?
OCT211104

MY DATE WITH MONSTERS #2 $3.99 Page 224
Paul Tobin and Andy MacDonald
What’s one more monster in a world filled with horror? A LOT, really, when it’s as bad as this one! Risa and Croak set off to fight this new terror, even as Risa fights the knowledge that the only true way she can save the world is by falling in love, like…maybe she should go on some of those dates her daughter set up for her? It’s a choice between the creeps and the creepy! OCT211103

SEARCH FOR HU #4 $4.99 Page 224
Steve Orlando, Jon Tsuei, and Rubine
There’s no time for Aaron to mourn the loss of those close to him when the Margolis family plans a brazen heist on a Hu drug shipment. All goes according to plan until it doesn’t and the heist turns into a knock-down, drag-out battle through the streets of Dalian. OCT211107

AHOY COMICS

MY BAD #2 $3.99 Page 236
Mark James Russell and Bryce Ingman
The Important New Superhero Universe continues, courtesy of Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause! Why did Rush Hour run into Emperor King’s inescapable doom trap? Has Emperor King learned that the crime-fighting Chandelier is secretly Jamington Withrop, heir to the Winthrop Lamps fortune? The answer to one of these questions awaits in this issue, along with bonus features! OCT211127

ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC

NOT ALL ROBOTS #5 $3.99 page 261
Mark Russell and Mike Deodato
In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. In this concluding issue, humans and robots deal with the fallout of tensions boiling over. OCT211321

BEHEMOTH COMICS

NINE STONES #5 $3.99 Page 265
Samuel Spano
The story with 4 million readers and 40 thousand monthly subscribers on Tapas continues! Allie’s relationship with Chris continues to evolve but their day together is quickly interrupted by an unexpected event at school. Not to mention someone enters the scene who could change everything. OCT211342

BLACK MASK

DESTINY NY #9 $3.99 Page 267
Pat Shand and Manuel Preitano
Logan gets a call that changes everything. Lilith pulls a gun on Logan’s ex.Augustan calls in a bomb threat? What is going on? Everything goes wild! OCT211345

EVERFROST TP $16.99 PGE 267
Ryan Lindsay and Sami Kivela
Van Louise retired to the ice coast so she could quietly find a way off planet from a world on the wrong side of societial 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 elite) and the Bloom (who risk extinction living 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.OCT211346

HECATES WILL #2 $3.99 Page 266
Iolanda Zanfardino
Hecate tenaciously continues her mission of scattering graffiti stencil puzzle pieces through the streets of Manhattan, but she’s clueless about the growing number of enthusiastic scavenger hunters chasing down each piece of her mysterious project. Meanwhile, she’s thrust into the wild dreams of the rock musical’s eccentric cast…all of this is already too exhausting for an introverted artist like Hecate, even without the continuous and overwhelming distraction of her frenemy’s wonderful singing voice. OCT211344

BOOM

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #32 $3.99 Page 187
Jeremy Lambert and Marianna Ignazzi
Will Buffy and the Scoobies survive the final battle against Silas at Sunnydale High? With team members out of commission, the Slayers devise a final plan to take care of Silas once and for all in this third chapter of We Are The Slayer. But what side will Ethan be on? And what role does Cordelia have to play? And most importantly, will Buffy’s master plan from across the Multiverse succeed!? OCT210667

FIREFLY #35 $3.99 Page 190
Greg Pak and Simona Di Gianfelice
After taking care of the plunderer boss threat, the crew learns how much hard work goes into creating a community that endures–especially when self-governance is the goal.
Meanwhile, the Washbot tries to find his place and role in this new world separate from his borrowed identity as a duplicate of Wash. In the midst of problems and imperfections, there’s hope on the horizon. But when an unexpected event throws everything into chaos, will this be a new start or the beginning of the end? OCT210679

GETTING DIZZY #2 $4.99 Page 205
Shea Fontana and Celia Moscote
Dizzy joins with Chipper and The Rollers to master her new powers as the ‘Burb Defender–or rather, learn not to crash every time she puts on her skates. Even in a negative funk the next day after seeing footage of her lack of skating skills, she notices Scarlett, one of the Rollers, being mean and not acting like herself. Scarlett is infected by a Negatrix! Dizzy and her friends devise a plan to free Scarlett from the Negatrix influence, but are the Negatrixes only scared off…and still out there somewhere? OCT210756

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #3 $3.99 Page 198
James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, and Werther Dell’Edera
As the House leaders discuss the fate of “the Last Butcher”, Aaron and Jace escape the watchful eye of Helen and the White Masks and sneak into the forbidden outreaches of Chicago. Then, in the present-day, Aaron finally comes face-to-face with the monster that he’s been tracking…which is much more powerful than expected. OCT210721

MAW #4 $3.99 Page 202
Jude Ellison, S. Doyle and A.L. Kaplan
Marion, recalling her trauma and the promise of the fight for justice, realizes that abusive men will never face true justice for their crimes in a patriarchal world.
As Marion’s monstrous transformation nears its completion, she decides to take matters into her own hands and sets her sights on those who wronged her and her sister.
The hunt is on as Marion’s rage transforms into bloody revenge–sometimes it takes a monster to stop other monsters. OCT210738

ONCE & FUTURE #23 $3.99 Page 203
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
What must Nimue do to save her son? Strike up a deal with the last person she’d ever team up with… Bridgette, her mother. Meanwhile, Duncan must find another living legend. But are they an ally…or another monster to defeat? OCT210746

REGARDING MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY #2 $3.99 Page 196
Christopher Cantwell and Luca Casalanguida
The day before JFK is assassinated, our four “useful idiots” have–against all odds–found a damn good lookalike candidate for Lee Harvey Oswald. Some poor bastard named Sonny Germs from Dallas. The only problem is now they have to kidnap… and kill him, which wasn’t part of the deal. As Lee makes his way downtown, the unlucky four find themselves in a chase into Dallas. What happens if they catch Sonny, and what does it mean for Lee’s plans on the fateful day, November 22, 1963? OCT210711

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #10 $3.99 Page 203
Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
On the Cathedral, Oneday reveals Bristow’s plan to take control of Malik’s Flight, while Oneday secures the body. If they succeed, the Coalition will become the new seat of government. As they journey towards the Inner Worlds with the threat of war on the horizon, will Jason or Oneday seize control? OCT210749

WYND HC BOOK 2 SECRET OF THE WINGS $19.99 Page 204
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Wynd, Oakley, Thorn, and Yorik take the next step in their dangerous quest across Esseriel, but are soon attacked by a mysterious enemy. Can Wynd rise to the moment and if so, at what cost? And when Wynd is captured and taken to the Faeries’ hidden capital deep in the Weird Woods, his friends must rescue him before he’s put on trial… and Basil, Titus, and Ash unknowingly lead an even greater threat to the Faerie City – Vampyres! OCT21075

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

MOOMIN AND THE MARTIANS GN $9.95 Page 282
Tove Jansson
Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format. Moominmamma wakes up one morning to find a flying saucer has crash-landed in her cabbage patch. There’s a strange machine dangling out of it that seems like it could be used to fix their broken radio, but when Moominpappa starts fiddling with it, he turns himself and Moomin invisible! Each knob on the machine causes strange and unlikely events to transpire, until the Martian finally recovers possession of its property. OCT211410 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOOMIN ON THE RIVIERA GN $9.95 Page 282
Tove Jansson
As springtime dawns in Moominvalley and the first northern crocus opens, Moominpappa and Snorkmaiden, glamorized by the prospects of movie stars and gambling, insist the whole family take a trip down to the Riviera. Reluctantly Moomin and Moominmamma agree to go along, and the Moomins set off on a grand adventure, complete with butlers, luxury shops, indoor swimming pools, and duels at dawn. With their innocent curiosity about everything, the Moomins prove the perfect foil for the cynical, world-weary residents of the Riviera. OCT211411 (OFFERED AGAIN)

GRAPHIX

HEARTSTOPPER VOL 4 $14.99 (TP) $24.99 (HC) Page 297
Alice Oseman
The fourth volume in the wonderfully sweet Heartstopper series, featuring gorgeous two-color artwork! Charlie and Nick’s relationship has been going really well, and Charlie thinks he’s ready to say those three little words: I love you. Nick feels the same way, but he’s got a lot on his mind –especially the thought of coming out to his dad and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder. As a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick will have to learn what love really means. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. OCT211510 (TP) / OCT211511 (HC)

KODANSHA

CHASING AFTER AOI KOSHIBA VOL 3 $12.99 Page 403
Takeoka Hazuki and Fly
A yuri romance about the intense feelings of youth, and the perspective and regrets that adulthood can bring. Sahoko had lots of friends in high school, so there’s no shortage of people to catch up with at her reunion. But the one face she wants to see is missing: that of Aoi Koshiba, her classmate and first love. A star of the basketball team, Aoi caught Sahoko’s eye as an easy way to score social points. But when Aoi quits the team, an unexpected kiss pulls Sahoko closer to her than she intended to be. With a difficult home situation, Aoi is in need of more than just a cynical social climber. She needs a true friend, and something more. OCT21202

IF I COULD REACH YOU VOL 6 $12.99 Page 403
tMnR
In this heartwrenching yuri manga, a teenage girl comes to terms with her own sexuality through her crush on her brother’s wife. Hopelessly in love, high schooler Uta must navigate living with her brother and Kaoru, her crush… and sister-in-law. Desperate to get over her unrequited feelings, Uta pulls away, but when the cracks in her brother’s marriage begin to show, Kaoru begins to confide in her new teenage sister, which just makes matters worse. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXI #1 (JAN211700) OCT212030

ONI PRESS

DIRTBAG RAPTURE #3 $3.99 Page 318
Christopher Sebela and Kendall Goode
Kat has shockingly signed a deal with the devil. Well, not the devil, but an extremely unpleasant demon named Chad who is as chaotic and troublesome as they come. After being breadcrumbed with edibles and first-class flights all the way to Belarus to make a special ghost delivery, Kat finds herself at the proverbial crossroads and must decide if she’s willing to be a pawn in the ongoing battle between good and evil. OCT211604

METEOR MEN EXPANDED EDITION TP $19.99 Page 314
Jeff Parker and Sandy Jarrell
One summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more–the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker and artist Sandy Jarrell comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions. The deluxe Expanded Edition features twenty new pages of story and art interspersed with the original pages of this modern classic! OCT211600

A QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO CONSENT TP $7.99 Page 321
Isabella Rotman
A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to giving and receiving consent in sex, relationships, and other physical contact. How do you tell someone you want to do stuff with them? How do you ask if they want to do stuff with you? How do you know what stuff you want to do with each other? Enter: Sargeant Yes Means Yes from the Consent Cavalry, a beacon of clarity in a fuzzy minefield of questions. Sarge drops in on a diverse range of folks deciding whether to engage in sexual activity in this short and fun comic guide to communicating what you want, don’t want, and how you want it! With wit and charm, Sarge also includes tips on what affirmative consent looks like, advocating for what you want, and setting boundaries that honor your comfort and safety. The result is a positive resource illustrating how easy it really is to respect each other’s bodies and desires. OCT211621 (OFFERED AGAIN)

QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO QUEER & TRANS IDENTITIES $9.99 Page 321
Mady G, J.R. Zuckerberg
In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys! OCT211620 (OFFERED AGAIN)

QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO SEX & DISABILITY GN $9.99 Page 321
A. Andrews
A quick, easy, and educational comic book guide that will help change the way we talk about sex and sexuality for all bodies. All different kinds of bods want to connect with other bods, but lots of them get left out of the conversation when it comes to S-E-X. As explained by disabled cartoonist A. Andrews, this easy-to-read guide covers the basics of disability sexuality, common myths about disabled bodies, communication tips, and practical suggestions for having the best sexual experience possible. Whether you yourself are disabled, you love someone who is, or you just want to know more, consider this your handy starter kit to understanding disability sexuality, and your path to achieving accessible (and fulfilling) sex. OCT211618 (OFFERED AGAIN)

QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY THEM PRONOUNS GN $7.99 Page 321
Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more! OCT211619 (OFFERED AGAIN)

WITCHY GN $14.99 Page 316
Ariel Ries
In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated. This is called a witch burning. OCT211602 (OFFERED AGAIN)

WITCHY VOL 2 $14.99 Page 316
Ariel Ries
In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair.
Low on magic and on the run after committing the ultimate heresy of cutting one’s hair, Nyneve and her raven companion, Banana, head into an ancient forest in search of safe transport. However, when Nynever butts heads with the gruff and overbearing broom-maker Kaveh, she starts to wonder if she wouldn’t be better off in the hands of the Witch Guard. OCT211601

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS

LIFE & COMICS OF HOWARD CRUSE TAKING RISKS SC $29.95
Andy Kunka
The Life and Comics of Howard Cruse tells the remarkable story of how a self-described “preacher’s kid” from Birmingham, Alabama, became the so-called “Godfather of Gay Comics.” Cruse’s remarkable fifty-year career included working in the 1970s underground comics scene, becoming founding editor of the groundbreaking anthology series Gay Comix, and publishing the graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, partially based on his own experience of coming of age in the Civil Rights era. Andrew J. Kunka also chronicles the dramatic ways that gay culture changed over the course of Cruse’s lifetime, from Cold War-era homophobia to the gay liberation movement to the AIDS crisis to the legalization of gay marriage. OCT211708

SEVEN SEAS

GIRL I WANT IS SO HANDSOME COLLECTION $19.99 Page 408
Yuama
A high school yuri comedy about a hyper first-year student and the hot, oblivious jock girl she’s crushing on. When Hinami bumps into an older girl named Shiki, she falls head over heels. Shiki is sexy, easygoing, and has an amazing undercut. In order to get closer to Shiki, Hinami starts lurking around the basketball club. But though Hinami’s crush is obvious to everyone else, it goes right over Shiki’s head. Can Hinami get Shiki to understand her true feelings? OCT212066

I’M IN LOVE WITH VILLAINESS VOL 2 $12.99 Page 408
Inori and Aonoshimo
In this critically acclaimed romantic comedy, a reincarnated gamer pursues her villainous lady love at a fantasy girl’s academy! Ordinary office worker Rei Ohashi wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite girls’ otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is her favorite character, Claire Francois–who just so happens to be the main antagonist of the story. Now, Rei is determined to do what the game never allowed: romance Claire instead of one of the male leads. But how will her villainous lady love react to that? OCT212070

SCUM VILLAINS SELF SAVING SYSTEM REN ZHA FANPAI ZIJI NOVEL #1 $19.99 Page 412
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
The blockbuster danmei/Boys’ Love novels from China that inspired the animated Scumbag System series streaming in English! This comedic tale of a man reborn as a villain in a fantasy novel series who ends up romancing the male protagonist is now in English, for the very first time! Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his harem of over three hundred wives, and dominion over both the human and demonic realms, he is truly the most powerful protagonist–in a trashy web novel series! At least, that’s what Shen Yuan, online alias “Peerless Cucumber,” believes as he finishes reading the final chapter in Proud Immortal Demon Way. But when a combination of rage and a poor meal choice leads to his death, Shen Yuan finds himself reborn into the world of the web novel, in the body of Shen Qingqiu–the beautiful but cruel teacher to a young Luo Binghe. Although as Shen Qingqiu, he now has incredible power and abilities as a cultivator, he’s destined to be horrifically punished for crimes against the protagonist, so this new Shen Qingqiu has only one course of action: get into Luo Binghe’s good graces before the young man’s rise to power. That’s the only way he’ll escape the awful fate of a true scum villain! This fantasy (xianxia) comedy built around the romanticized love between two men (danmei) was the first series by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu to spur a global multimedia franchise, followed by her later blockbusters Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation and Heaven Official’s Blessing. The Seven Seas English-language edition will include exclusive, all-new covers and interior illustrations from Xiao Tong Kong (Velinxi) and feature a translation by Faelicy (faelicy) & Lily (lily_ocho). [This is an illustrated prose book.] OCT21209

SUPERWOMEN IN LOVE VOL 3 $12.99 Page 411
sometime
When the villainess Honey Trap defeats the superheroine Rapid Rabbit, she sees her nemesis’ face for the first time… and falls head over heels in love! Unable to kill Rapid Rabbit, Honey Trap is cast out of her evil organization, her plans for world domination dashed. Now, the two superwomen are teaming up to fight evil together. Can Honey Trap defeat her former colleagues and seduce the heroine at the same time? OCT212090

TWO LIONS $13.99 Page 412
Nagisa Furuya
Opposites attract in this friends-to-lovers Boys’ Love tale! To escape his reputation as a misunderstood loner, Leo attends a university far from home. His attempts at making friends aren’t going so well until he meets someone who recognizes him–friendly and laidback Junpei, who went to the same high school as he did. Can Leo break out of his shell and navigate his new friendship as it grows into something more? OCT212091

YOUNG LADIES DONT PLAY FIGHTING GAMES VOL 1 $12.99 Page 412
Eri Ejima
The over-the-top comedy about delicate young ladies indulging in hardcore gaming! Kuromi Girls’ Academy is a refined, elegant school that expects the very best in deportment from its young ladies. Aya got into this peerless rich-girls’ institution on a scholarship, and hopes to grow as lovely as her fellow student and idol Shirayui. But Shirayui hides a terrible secret: she’s a trash-talking, combo-chaining, newbie-stomping, ruthless hardcore gamer! Could a mutual indulgence in no-holds-barred video game combat grow into a deeper rapport between these two girls? Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXI #7 (JUL212352) OCT212093

YOUNG LADIES DONT PLAY FIGHTING GAMES GN VOL 2 $12.99 Page 412
Eri Ejima
This over-the-top comedy about delicate young ladies indulging in hardcoregaming is soon to be an anime!
Kuromi Girls’ Academy is a refined, elegant school that expects the very best in deportment from its young ladies. Aya got into this peerless rich-girls’ institution on a scholarship, and hopes to grow as lovely as her fellow student and idol Shirayui. But Shirayui hides a terrible secret: she’s a trash-talking, combo-chaining, newbie-stomping, ruthless hardcore gamer! Could a mutual indulgence in no-holds-barred video game combat grow into a deeper rapport between these two girls? OCT212094

SILVER SPROCKET

SELF DEFENSE STUDY GUIDE FOR TRANS WOMEN $5.00 Page 335
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. OCT211738

SUBLIME

BLACK OR WHITE VOL 2 $12.99 Page 383
Sachimo
Shin and Shige-actors at various stages in their careers-are secretly lovers, and to give Shin’s career a chance, Shige decides to keep his distance for a bit, a decision Shin is firmly against. But Shin’s newfound success is causing a different issue-their renewed intimacy has Shige feeling very possessive of him. Now that he has to share his lover with the world, will Shige’s dark feelings turn him from the princely character into the villain? OCT211934

THERAPY GAME RESTART VOL 1 $12.99 Page 383
Meguru Hinohara
From a forgotten one-night stand to a plan for revenge, Shizuma and Minato have been through it all. But now that they’re officially a couple, new challenges await, and their fledgling relationship must learn to soar! OCT211933

TITAN

COWBOY BEBOP #1 $3.99 Page 348
Dan Watters and Lamar Mathurin
Based on the new Netflix live action adaptation of the original anime! An original story set in the year 2171. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop chase an ex-gang member who holds a vest which gives the wearer unlimited luck. New Netflix series starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniela Pinada. OCT211772

DOCTOR WHO EMPIRE OF WOLF #1 $3.99 Page 350
Jody Houser and Roberta Ingranata
Trapped in a parallel universe, Rose Tyler believed her adventures with the Doctor were over. Now, pulled by a mysterious energy into this reality, she must work with the Doctors (Matt Smith and Paul McGann) to end the tyrannical rule of the warmongering Bad Wolf Empresa! OCT211792

LIFE IS STRANGE: SETTLING DUST #4 $3.99 Page 353
Emma Vieceli, Andrea Izzo, and Claudia Leonardi
Max finally believes that she has found a way to cross the timelines and return to the woman she loves, Chloe Price. Features the comic debut of fan favorite characters Steph Gingrich and Victoria Chase from the original game. OCT211816

TOKYO POP

I’M LOOKING FOR SERIOUS LOVE $12.99 Page 415
Shoko Rakuta
Born and raised in the countryside, Kyouhei immediately clashes with his next door neighbor, an outgoing playboy called Takara, when he moves to Tokyo. As someone who’s always been teased for being a country bumpkin, he doesn’t exactly have much in common with an extoverted city boy. But when Takara makes a move on him one day, Kyouhei can’t get it out of his mind. Even though he can barely stand Takara, he can’t help finding himself strangely drawn to him. But Kyouhei’s not looking for a one night stand; he’s looking for serious love! OCT212115

OUR NOT SO LONELY PLANET TRAVEL GUIDE VOL 2 $12.99 Page 415
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. OCT212116

VAULT / WONDERBOUND

BLUE FLAME #6 $3.99 Page 370
Christopher Cantwell and Adam Gorham
Sam Brausam is hitting rock bottom. He thought he could trust the journalist he’s been dating with his biggest secret — that he’s fighting for the fate of humanity in a cosmic trial — but she seems intent on exposing him as a fraud in dire need of help. On Exilos, the Blue Flame brings forth his Night Brigade companions as virtuous examples of humanity’s best, but the prosecutor is ready to share some darker truths about them. OCT211865

DEADBOX #4 $3.99 Page 369
Mark Russell and Ben Tiesma
In the aftermath of the Loose Meat Massacre, Sheriff Brown suddenly becomes a celebrity. But are the fame and power that come with the luck of fate worth the lie they’re built on? OCT211859

FOX AND HARE #2 $3.99 Page 367
Jonathan Tsuei and Stacey Lee
With their differences behind them, the Fox, the Hare, and Aurora set out to crack the encrypted data they stole from Synastry Designs, but a new threat arrives in Mazu Bay. Prime Minister Moorhouse unveils the Knights of Mazu, his new private army. The local mercenaries are nervous and raring for a fight. The Knights of Mazu are armed to the teeth and moving in. Can the Fox and the Hare diffuse this powder keg or will it bring them all down? OCT211851

LUNAR ROOM #2 $3.99 Page 367
Danny Lore and Giorgia Sposito
What is the Lunar Room, and how can it give Sin her werewolf-side back? Zero has put a tempting offer on Sin’s plate, one that might give her back everything she’s lost. But it is also going to put Sin and Zero in the middle of a lot of powerful, greedy people. Also: meet the newest addition to Gloria’s criminal empire, as Angie shows them the ropes…because the list of don’ts in Solar City is a mile long. OCT211853

RADIO APOCALYPSE #3 $3.99
Ram V. and Anand Rk
Bakers Town runs low on food and fuel, as the shadows of the wasteland creep in, and the soundtrack to the end of the world plays on. OCT211855

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DAYS ON FES VOL 4 $13.00 Page 398
Kanato Oka
Gaku Yamana’s first experience with a music festival was in middle school. After being invited by the owner of his favorite coffee shop, Ito, his heart was stolen by the sights, sounds and everything else there. Years later, Gaku, who has since become an office worker, hears that Ito is going to close the shop, but… OCT211984

I CANNOT REACH YOU VOL 3 $13.00 Page 398
Mika
It’s eating him alive. His jealousy, his possessiveness, his yearning to be more than “just friends”…But Yamato is absolutely terrified of losing his best friend Kakeru if he ever admits the truth–that he is and has been in love with him forever. Although hidden from Kakeru for years, when Yamato’s feelings overflow and he awkwardly hugs Kakeru in a jealous fit, will this be the catalyst they need to confess to each other? Or will their desires remain just out of reach? OCT211981

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