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LGBTQA Previews December 2022 Part 2

This month has a number of goodies from graphic novels to hardcover collections to new limited series to be excited about! At the top of the list for me is the adaptation of Edmund White’s A Boy’s Own Story (coming from IDW). Follow that up with a new Deadboy Detectives limited by Pornsak Pichetshote and Jeff Stokely and Danger Street by Tom King and Jorge Fornes that features all the characters that received a solo spotlight in DC’s First Issue Special from the early 1970s which is where Mikaal Tomas, the queer blue Starman debuted. Jeff Lemire has a prequel to the fan favorite Black Hammer series! Issues #1 and #2 of the new Miracleman comic were reprints of Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s last issues of the original series. Now they’re both together with a brand new chapter picking up where their Silver Age story line ended. Scarlet Witch fans will want to check out the first issue by Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli!

This monthly column features comics, graphic novels, and books from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel. You’ll find items from publishers such as BOOM, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, other small and indy presses and BL/ yaoi and yuri in part one.

The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Items from are in this list. Names of people marked in bold are queer or ally creators!

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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DARK HORSE

AIR TP VOL 2 $19.99 Page 148
G. Willow Wilson and
M. K. Perker
Acrophobic flight attendant Blythe has left her safe, sterile life for a world of strange danger, taken under the wing of none other than Amelia Earhart herself. How did Amelia survive? What is the centuries-old secret enabling her to travel the unknown, using only dreams for fuel? And what is her real agenda? Volume 2 of this genre-bending, death-defying, Eisner-nominated series by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker. OCT220463

ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE I #1 $3.99 Page 136
Jody Houser, Robin Hobb, and Ryan Kelly
Until recently, Fitz was only known as “boy.” The bastard/illegitimate son of a powerful noble, Fitz is taken in by his uncle, Prince Verity, who prepares the boy for a journey to the capital to meet his royal grandfather. But Fitz is not a normal child. An ancient power stirs inside him, something that will change the destiny of the Six Duchies forever! The first comics installment of best-selling author Robin Hobbs’s Assassin’s Apprentice! OCT220422

DELVER TP VOL 2 $22.99 Page 143
C. Spike Trotman and Clive Hawken
A strange and original take on staring down Empire, from the perspective of the colonized. Dangerous magic suddenly and severely abounds in the unwilling village of Oddgoat, and with it comes exploitation, good intentions, profiteers, and collateral damage. Merit and Clem have survived their first tangle with Dungeon, but can they survive what Dungeon’s done to everyone else? OCT220442

IT’S ONLY TEENAGE WASTELAND #1 $3.99 Page 134
Curt Pires and Jacoby Salcedo
When his parents go out of town for the weekend, Mexican-American high schooler Javi decides to throw a party-one that’ll launch him and his buds into popularity! Or at least get them noticed by some girls. But when things take a turn for the worse, Javi and his friends are thrust into a situation and future they could have never possibly prepared for. For fans of The Nice House on the Lake and What’s the Furthest Place From Here? or other comics with really long titles and cool high concepts. OCT220413

LAST DAYS OF BLACK HAMMER FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER TP $19.99 Page 149
Jeff Lemire and Stefano Simeone
From the critically acclaimed and Eisner-Award winning writer Jeff Lemire, along with artist Stefano Simeone comes this essential prequel to the epic events of Black Hammer volume 1. The Last Days of Black Hammer details the heroics of Joe Weber-the original hero known as Black Hammer-at the height of his power, along with the rest of the main Black Hammer heroes like Golden Gail, Abraham Slam, and Barbalien in the final days leading up their cataclysmic battle with the cosmic villain Anti-God and their imprisonment on the limbo farm! Collects the original Substack series for the first time! OCT220472

STAR WARS HYPERSPACE STORIES #3 $3.99 Page 130
Amanda Deibert and Lucas Marengon
On Kashyyyk, it’s a time of celebration, but is anywhere safe from the Dark Side? In need of a break from her duties to the Resistance, Rey accepts Chewbacca’s invitation to journey to his home planet for the annual Life Day celebration. But unknown to either of them, this party has a crasher; a vicious bounty hunter dispatched by the First Order!
There’s blasters and battles and Wookiees galore, in Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #4! OCT220401

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ACTION COMICS #1050 $5.99 Page 15
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Tom Taylor, Joshua Williamson, Mike Perkins, Clayton Henry, and Nick Dragotta
The Dark Crisis is over, and a new dawn shines on the DCU! In the wake of cataclysmic battles with Mongul, Henry Bendix, and Pariah’s Dark Army, Kal-El is back on Earth and here to stay. And the people of our planet are ready to look up, up, and away into a brighter tomorrow. Well…most of the people. Clark Kent’s reunion with Lois and his son, Jon Kent, proves fleeting when strikes the ultimate attack from Superman’s greatest adversary: Lex Luthor. But this time something is different…Luthor has stolen something from Clark’s life, something so important that it will change the very planet itself! If you think you’ve seen the biggest battle between Superman and Lex Luthor–think again! This clash will rock the course of their lives forever…and it’s only the beginning. Two years’ worth of Superman stories come to a head in this oversize anniversary issue with all-star talent that launches Superman and the DCU into an exciting new era! 1022DC064

AQUAMAN ANDROMEDA HC $29.99 Page 38
Ram V and Christian Ward
Deep in the Pacific Ocean sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Nations of the world have long sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the seas. But there is something…else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that structure seems to be…waking up. The crew of the submarine Andromeda have been chosen to investigate, but the mystery at the bottom of the sea has also attracted Black Manta. And anything that attracts Black Manta attracts his lifelong foe, the Aquaman! But heaven help them all when the doors of the mystery at Point Nemo swing wide to admit them in. 1022DC17

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BATGIRLS #13 $3.99 Page 41
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Jonathan Case
Batgirls Steph and Cass were taken off guard when they were captured by their own parents while magically swapped inside each other’s body in the 2022 Annual, and now it’s time for them to take the power back and do their own confronting! But sometimes it’s easier to kick butt than it is to talk about feelings, especially when those feelings hit close to home. Lady Shiva and Cluemaster seem to want to make amends with their daughters, but if the girls know anything, it’s that nothing is ever what it seems! 1022DC183

BATMAN #130 $4.99 Page 10
Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez
The final chapter in the Failsafe arc reaches its brutal and stunning conclusion! Batman has one desperate, final option…will he walk away from it? The answer will shock you! The early days of the Dark Knight and his relationship with Zur-En-Arrh continues! 0922DC020

BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 $3.99 Page 41
Ed Brisson and John Timms
The senses-shattering third chapter of “No More Teachers” continues as the Batman Incorporated team find themselves at war with…a rival Bat-group? And Ghost-Maker is about to come face-to-face with his greatest failure and his deadliest enemy–the mysterious Phantom-One! 1022DC187

BATMAN ONE BAD DAY CATWOMAN #1 $7.99 Page 6
G. Willow Wilson and Jamie Mckelvie
Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, is the greatest thief that Gotham City has ever seen. She’s effortlessly stolen countless items of immense value over the years and successfully evaded the GCPD and Batman. But when Catwoman finds out an item from her past is being sold for way more than it used to be worth, it sends Catwoman into a spiral, and she’ll do everything in her power to steal it back. Batman tries to stop her before she goes too far, and a mysterious figure known as the Forger will change Catwoman’s life forever. 1022DC019

BLUE BEETLE GRADUATION DAY #2 $3.99 Page 24
Josh Trujillo and Adrian Gutierrez
Jaime Reyes arrives in beautiful Palmera City for a gap year with his tias working at their restaurant. But Jaime’s got another thing on his mind, like who was that mysterious Yellow Beetle, and how are they connected to the Reach message that bombarded his scarab? Can Blue Beetle track down this new scarab, or will this super-heroing bring the full might of the Justice League down on Jaime? 1022DC135

CATWOMAN #50 $5.99 Page 9
Tini Howard, Nico Leon, and Sami Basri
Punchline and her Royal Flush gang are causing mayhem in Alleytown and things are blowing up–literally!–so Catwoman calls in backup! We all know the cat has nine lives, and the same can be said about her gang! But what’s a nine-person heist without a little danger, maybe some…death? And, uh-oh, those handcuffs definitely don’t look like the sexy kind, but what’s worse is Selina has bigger things to worry about right now: like her ex-lover and current lover in the same room! At least she’s criminally good at being bad! 1022DC030

DANGER STREET #1 $4.99 Page 26
Tom King and Jorge Fornes
Joining the Justice League is a goal for any superhero, but what happens when a quest for membership takes a sinister turn? Join Starman, Metamorpho, and Warlord as they look to prove themselves worthy by summoning and defeating Darkseid in battle. Soon they’ll learn that calling upon a New God never ends well, and their world is headed for a crisis as a result! The journey to save the day will be a treacherous one filled with princesses, knights, and all kinds of monsters. Each person the heroes encounter plays a crucial role in this sprawling yet gripping narrative that is a little bit silly, a whole lot dark, and completely cool. Expect the unexpected with a supporting cast featuring Manhunter, Lady Copy, the Green Team, and the Creeper! Inspired by the heroes and villains of 1st Issue Special, Tom King and Jorge Fornes return for an unforgettable maxiseries that reimagines these characters and their stories. A multi-character, multilayered crime drama starring some of DC’s most obscure creations. No one will see it coming, but everyone will want to see where it goes! 1022DC146

DARK CRISIS ON INFINTE EARTHS #7 $5.99 Page 18
Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere
The Great Darkness is defeated, but the final war has only just begun between the remaining heroes and Deathstroke’s Dark Army! Who will be left standing? The Justice League and the infinite Earths have returned, but at what cost? Do not miss the shocking conclusion that launches the DCU into 2023! 1022DC091

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #9 $3.99 Page 41
Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri
The bestselling series continues! The opening battle for the Three Kingdoms takes a deadly and dramatic turn as heroes return…enemies are revealed…and dark secrets spill out like blood on the battlefield! 1022DC201

DC VS VAMPIRES #12 $3.99 Page 23
Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV, and Otto Schmidt
The cataclysmic final issue of the bestselling series will end with a bang and a whimper! Green Arrow will lead humanity’s final charge from the blood mines of Smallville. Supergirl’s mission to get off-world comes to an explosive end. And it’s Batgirl versus Nightwing for the fate of the entire planet–the stakes couldn’t be higher as the future of humankind is on the line! 1022DC129

DC VS VAMPIRES ALL-OUT WAR #6 $3.99 Page 23
Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel, and Pasquale Qualano
The grand finale! With the dying embers of their hope rekindled at the eleventh hour, what’s left of John Constantine’s Suicide Squad attempts to traverse the badlands with precious cargo in tow. But just as final victory over the vampires and their endless night seems all but assured, the team must contend with their most powerful and terrifying enemy yet: Baron Cinder himself. In the backup, what happened to Poison Ivy when the world ended…? 1022DC132

DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #6 $3.99 Page 22
Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Andy Lanning
The galactic war has reached Earth-2 and the battle to save the last bastion of hope! With an unstoppable army of infected New Gods, Yellow Lanterns, and more…does humanity have any hope of survival? 1022DC124

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #1 $3.99 Page 28
Pornsak Pichetshote and Jeff Stokely
The Sandman Universe grows as two of its most beloved characters return to the spotlight! Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine have been detectives for decades–and dead best friends even longer. But their investigation into a Thai American girl’s disappearance from her Los Angeles home puts them on a collision course with new and terrifying ghosts that could give even a dead boy nightmares–including a bloodthirsty krasue. Even scarier than the ghosts? Though neither wants to admit it, the boys might be growing apart. And perilously close by to the boys’ adventure, Thessaly the witch finds herself held hostage by dangerous magics–both a threat to her life and an insult to her ego that simply will not go unanswered. Eisner Award-winning writer Pornsak Pichetshote is joined by celebrated artist Jeff Stokely to take the Dead Boys to the scariest place of all: the heart of Hollywood! 1022DC150

DETECTIVE COMICS #1067 $4.99 Page 11
Ram V, Simon Spurrier, Ivan Reis, and Hayden Sherman
Mr. Freeze encounters an Azmer, one of the demonic beings terrorizing Gotham’s villainous underground network, and then Mr. Freeze makes an offer to the Dark Detective that he cannot refuse. Then, the Orgham’s werewolf protector gives Two-Face one more chance to tell him who Batman is. In the backup story, take a stroll inside Two-Face and Harvey Dent’s mind as they try to have a secret conversation outside the listening ears of a mysterious shadow stalking them in this headspace. 1022DC042

GCPD THE BLUE WALL #3 $3.99 Page 43
John Ridley and Stefano Raffaele
A high-profile criminal operation is foiled by the GCPD, and in the eyes of Commissioner Renee Montoya, there’s only one suspect worth investigating: the murderous gangster known as Two-Face. But every report appears to show that Harvey is back on the straight and narrow. Is the duplicitous former villain once again leading a double life? Or are ghosts from Renee’s past influencing her objective judgment? 1022DC213

HARLEY QUINN #25 $3.99 Page 40
Stephanie Phillips and Matteo Lolli
There can be only one Harley Quinn…or, ya know, maybe like 100? The Multiverse is a strange place. Old Lady Harley, Harley Who Laughs, Harley who joined a bowling league in Indiana for the free chicken wings…we’ve got the whole gang together and we’re ready to put the fun in this Multiversal murder mystery, and maybe also cause more murder with a side of mayhem. Join the team for an epic 25th issue of Harley Quinn! 1022DC175

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES LEGION OF BATS #3 $3.99 Page 40
Tee Franklin and Jon Mikel
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, a.k.a. Harlivy, a.k.a. the DCU’s most favoritest couple. They’re inseparable, right? Right? Well, maybe not. While Ivy focuses on prepping for her new job with the Legion of Doom and Harley dives mallet-first into her role as a member of the Bat-Family, the DCU’s most favoritest couple find themselves stretched thin. But are they at their breaking point? 1022DC180

HARLEY QUINN UNCOVERED #1 $5.99 Page 25
Derrick Chew, Ryan Sook, Warren Louw, Amanda Conner, and others
In celebration of Harley Quinn #25 comes a gorgeous, irreverent look at the amazing variant covers that helped make the Maid of Mischief magnificent! Enjoy an art book of epic proportions featuring some of the hottest creators in the industry. 1022DC142

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #2 $3.99 Page 21
Geoff Johns and Mikel Janin
The new Goldne Age continues! Huntress has arrived in the present day, but the Justice Society of America are not what she remembers. Can she get to the bottom of what’s happened to the world’s first superhero team? Will the helmet of Fate hold the answers Huntress seeks? [Alan Scott has been featured in teaser previews and variant covers.] 1022DC116

NIGHTWING #99 $3.99 Page 44
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
With Blockbuster off the table, the crime families all head to Bludhaven in an attempt to claim the city as their own…including Tony Zucco himself! This should be easy, right? Since his “daughter” Melinda Zucco is currently the mayor, and definitely not secretly working with Nightwing to take down crime bosses? 1022DC221

POISON IVY #8 $3.99 Page 44
G. Willow Wilson and Atagun Ilhan
Poison Ivy’s adventure in fracking comes to an emotional head when the return of an old friend forces our verdant villain to confront the very real, very human costs of her actions. Will Ivy turn over a new leaf or is she sticking to her plan? 1022DC225

PUNCHLINE THE GOTHAM GAME #3 $3.99 Page 45
Tini Howard, Blake Howard, and Gleb Melnikov
Public enemy number one! Punchline crossed a dangerous line at ACE Chemicals, and crossed Batman in the process. Now every masked vigilante and officer of the law is after Punchline, but this is exactly what she wants. What’s the point of being a public enemy if you’re not going to be public enemy number one? But the scariest person in the Gotham world isn’t the Bat…it’s the Cat. Catwoman will hunt Punchline and make her pay. 1022DC230

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-E8 #17 $3.99 Page 14
Cian Tormey, Ruairi Coleman. and Travis Moore
“Kal-El Returns” part 6! The rise of Red Sin! With the landmark Action Comics #1050 just around the corner, prepare for the ultimate battle between Superman and Lex Luthor as Clark and Jon continue their intensive training. But will it be enough to overcome the mysterious new villain calling themselves Red Sin? 1022DC060

TIM DRAKE ROBIN #4 $3.99 Page 47
Meghan Fitzmartin and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Bernard has been kidnapped and only one person can save him: his boyfriend, Tim Drake! Plus, the Gotham Marina continues to be the target of both political unrest and a string of bizarre crimes. With every part of Tim’s life seemingly ready to explode, can the young sleuth crack the case of his abducted admirer before it’s too late? 1022DC250

TITANS UNITED BLOODPACT #4 $3.99 Page 47
Cavan Scott and Lucas Meyer
Conner Kent has been sentenced to death and there’s nothing the Titans can do…or is there? Hope is found on the battlefields of Europe as a weapon of Themyscira and the last son of Atlantis fight the forces of Ravenworld. Donna Troy is back, and she wants blood! 1022DC254

WONDER WOMAN #794 $4.99 Page 47
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Paulina Ganucheau
After rescuing the Cheetah from the clutches of the evil International Milk Company, Wonder Woman must set her sights on the real monsters behind it all…the gods! The gods of fear and panic, Phobos and Deimos, have been having a little too much fun controlling the minds of men, and the world has started to suffer the consequences. Diana is going to need a fellow expert on deities to save the day, but you’ll never guess who! 1022DC258

YOUNG JUSTICE TARGETS #6 $3.99 Page 47
Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones
You’ve witnessed teams across the globe band together in the name of a shared goal–through twists and turns, friendships and betrayals, they have held steady in their goal to rescue Queen Perdita from the foul conspiracy she has been ensnared in. And now, in our final issue, we ask the question…will they succeed? Find out in this dramatic, action-packed, and heart-wrenching finale! 1022DC262

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EARTHDIVERS #4 $3.99 Page 329
Stephen Graham Jones and Davide Gianfelice
After his mesmerizing prediction comes to pass, Tad is embraced as a holy messenger and invited into Christopher Columbus’ inner circle to help guide the expedition to the “New World.” There should be no better time to strike than in such close quarters with the enemy, but Tad struggles to act as he discovers the common ground between them.In 2112, the fate of the future hangs in the balance. Sosh and Yellow Kid’s plan is interrupted by a hauntingly familiar face, and Emily threatens to weaponize the time-travel cave when her post comes under attack by a roving crew out for blood. OCT221709

EDMUND WHITE – A BOY’S OWN STORY THE GRAPHIC NOVEL $29.99 Page 332
Michael Carroll & Various and Igor Karash
A landmark American novel, hailed by the New York Times as J.D. Salinger crossed with Oscar Wilde, is masterfully reimagined as a timeless graphic novel. A Boy’s Own Story is a now-classic coming-of-age story, but with a twist: the young protagonist is growing up gay during one of the most oppressive periods in American history. Set in the time and place of author Edmund White’s adolescence, the Midwest of the 1950s, the novel became an immediate bestseller and, for many readers, was not merely about gay identity but the pain of being a child in a fractured family while looking for love in an anything-but-stable world. And yet the book quickly contributed to the literature of empowerment that grew out of the Stonewall riots and subsequent gay rights era. Readers are still swept up in the main character’s thoughts and dry humor, and many today remain shocked by the sexually confessional, and bold, nature of his revelations, his humorous observations, the comic situations and scenes the strangely erudite youthful narrator describes, the tenderness of his loneliness, and the vivid aching of his imagination. A Boy’s Own Story is lyrical, witty, unabashed, and authentic. Now, to bring this landmark novel to new life for today’s readers, White is joined by co-writers Brian Alessandro and Michael Carroll and artist Igor Karash for a stunning graphic novel interpretation. The poetic nuances of White’s language float across sumptuously painted panels that evoke 1950s Cincinnati, 1980s Paris, and every dreamlike moment in between. The result is a creative adaptation of the original 1982 A Boy’s Own Story with additional personal and historical elements from the authors’ lives. OCT221770

TMNT ONGOING #136 Page 346
Sophie Campbell and Fero Pe
Armageddon Game tie-in! As Donnie, Angel, and Carmen fight desperately to save the Regenta Seri from Utrom assassins at the Turtles’ home lair, Jennika wages her own battle against the imposter TMNT in the streets of Mutant Town! Meanwhile, the E.P.F.–under the direction of Colonel Knight and his Darkwater mercenaries–are mounting an invasion to put down the “mutant threat” to humanity once and for all. And outside the Mutant Town walls, Venus, Bludgeon, and Koya are beginning to question their loyalty to Karai and Foot Clan. Can the good guys come together and prevail against the deadly threats that surround them on all sides? Or will the Rat King and his Trio of Terror win the final trophy in…the Armageddon Game? OCT221747

TRVE KVLT #5 $3.99 Page 332
Scott Bryan Wilson and Liana Kangas
Bernice is in Hell (figuratively) as she and an unusually introspective Veronika search for Marty and Alison, who are in Hell (literally), which isn’t fun but is still better than being elbow deep in a broken milkshake machine with angry customers screaming at you. Satan and his demons walk the Earth, the age of endless pain is nigh, and two fan favorites from issue one finally make their triumphant return! It’s going to be a hell of a time in the super special final issue of Trve Kvlt! OCT221765

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ALL AGAINST ALL #1 $3.99 Page 44
Alex Paknadel and Caspar Wijngaard
In All Against All, it is the distant future. Earth is long gone, but a race of alien conquerors knows as “the Operators” have preserved its most savage animals in an artificial jungle environment they barely understand. With no bodies of their own, the Operators move from world to world, harvesting bodies for the organic exosuits they use to wage their endless wars. Ignored and underestimated by his captors is the habitat’s sole human specimen, Helpless. However, when their efforts to find and harvest an apex predator intensify, he gives them far more than they bargained for. OCT220047

DARK RIDE #3 $3.99 Page 63
Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas
Halloween’s come early, and she’s here to slay. Daddy’s favorite girl threatens her brother Sam Dante and his plans for the family legacy, even as someone uncovers the terrifying disappearances at Devil Land. OCT220134

DEADLIEST BOUQUET #5 $3.99 Page 64
Erica Schultz, Carola Borelli and Gab Contreras
Jasmine Hawthorn: mother, assassin, murder victim. After leaving Europe and coming to the U.S., she thought she had left her violent past behind her, but she was wrong. She trained her daughters as she was trained, and that rough life left a long list of suspects. Sometimes motives are not what they appear. OCT220140

LEAST WE CAN DO #4 $3.99 Page 72
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
Finally, Uriel can take part in her first mission against the Eden Army. Will she be able to fight like the other Eclipse Rebels and prove that her grueling training has paid off? And will she manage to protect the team captain from her own hot-headedness and thirst for revenge? OCT220175

LOVE EVERLASTING #5 $3.99 Page 73
Tom King and Elsa Charretier
End of Trapped By Love story arc. Joan slips outside of the Romance world. She meets her second Everlasting, a woman who, like Joan, sees this warped world for what it is, but unlike Joan knows why it is there. Can Joan get the answers she needs before she falls back into the trap of love? OCT220180

LOVESICK #3 $3.99 Page 74
Luana Vecchio
Domino is finally ready to perform her infamous live Redroom to her adoring fans. But as her self-doubt and hallucinations grow stronger, an even bigger threat closes in on her.
OCT220182

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER 2 #5 $3.99 Page 79
Jody LeHeup and Nil Vendrell
The Earth is dead. Long live Bearth! Can Silva’s underground resistance take Ursa Major down before he can shut the door on humanity for good? And where is Shirtless Bear-Fighter? Plus! Silva embarks on a special mission to save Shirtless’s birth mother from none other than…the Self Care Bears! OCT220213

TWO GRAVES #2 $3.99 Page 82
Genevieve Valentine, Ming Doyle, and Annie Wu
Emilia and Death see Vegas, grab lunch, and meet some friends who try to kill them. The road trip’s going great. OCT220227

UNNATURAL BLUE BLOOD #7 $3.99 Page 83
Mirka Andolfo and Ivan Bigarella
Leslie and Shea are not completely alone, but that is not necessarily a good thing. Meanwhile, Angelica and her gang are prepared to do anything to get what they want! OCT220231

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ALIEN #4 $3.99 Page 67
Philip Kennedy Johnson and Julius Ohta
Betrayal is the heart of every end! Steel Team’s human allies have led them into an ambush, leaving them for dead in the nest of a vicious Xenomorph Queen. As Steel Team suffers their first casualties, Eli’s trust in Freyja is tested like never before. Meanwhile, the humans suffer the consequences of their betrayal as a new kind of monster awakens inside one of their own. OCT220974

CARNAGE #9 $3.99 Page 43
Ram V and Francesco Manna
Forged In Blood begins here! The Carnage symbiote painfully and viciously extracted what it wanted out of Malekith the Accursed – but godhood remains just out of its reach. Wracked with an insatiable lust and longing for power since its communion with Knull, the symbiote is missing only one thing to level untold destruction across the universe: a weapon. OCT220887

DAREDEVIL #6 $3.99 Page 63
Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto
In the most shocking issue of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s landmark DAREDEVIL epic yet, Elektra finds herself at the center of an international incident that threatens to put her, Matt Murdock and everything they hold dear on a collision course with the Avengers – after which, things may never be the same! OCT220960

DARK WEB #1 $4.99 Page 2
Zeb Wells and Adam Kubert
Dusk! The two most famous clones ever are back to take what’s theirs. Ben Reilly and Madelyne Pryor have had enough and are reigniting the Inferno! Spider-Man and the X-Men are not ready for what’s coming, and what role does Venom have in all of this? The sun is setting, dusk is approaching, and it’s going to be a long night. OCT220756

DARK WEB X-MEN #1 & 2 $3.99 Page 9
Gerry Duggan and Rod Reis
The X-Men are ensnared in Chasm and the Goblin Queen’s Dark Web! Chaos reigns in the streets of New York City as demon hordes pour forth from the realm of Limbo?a realm that until recently was ruled by Magik. A realm now ruled by Cyclops’ ex. Also, Havok’s ex. Also, a clone of Jean. The X-Men wade into the fray by taking on some of their darker history as the Goblin Queen returns for vengeance! OCT220781

Reunited and it feels so bad! Some reunions – like those with an evil ex who rules a dimension of demons – are not so great. Sometimes even having your amazing friends at your side isn’t enough to save things. OCT220785

DEADPOOL #2 $4.99 Page 24
Alyssa Wong and Martin Coccolo
Eight armd to kill you! Deadpool has less than 24 hours to kill Doctor Octopus if he wants into the most elite assassin alliance in the world. Can Doc Ock block a cocked glock? Or will he be filleted and slayed by Wade’s blades? And also?uh?what’s that thing hanging out of Wade’s chest? OCT220856

DOCTOR APHRA #27 $3.99 Page 74
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
An uneasy alliance! Doctor Chelli Aphra has struck a bargain for power! Will she be able to pay the terrible cost? Or does the crafty doctor have one last trick up her sleeve?
OCT220998

DOCTOR APHRA OMNIBUS HC VOL 2 $75.00 Page 86
Alyssa Wong, Marika Cresta, Robert Gill, Ray-Anthony Height, Minkyu Jung, Federico Sabbatini, and Natacha Bustos
The rogue archaeologist returns with a new crew! Doctor Aphra is back to doing what she knows best: hunting the score of a lifetime that’s too good to pass up! But Ronen Tagge, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the cursed prize – and he’s about to change the game in a dangerous way! Can Aphra and her treasure-hunting squad find their way to fortune and glory? Or is there a traitor in their midst? With a massive price on her head, Aphra must run for her life and avoid every bounty hunter on her tail. But one of those pursuers is her angry ex, Sana Starros – and for Sana, it’s personal! And things get more complicated when a galactic war erupts and the Crimson Dawn rises again! Collecting Doctor Aphra (2020) #1-25. OCT221020

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE TP $17.99 Page 91
Dan Slott, Alex Segura, Karla Pacheco, David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Tee Franklin, Steve Foxe, Phil Lord, Mark Bagley, Nathan Stockman, Will Robson, Bob McLeod, and more
The end of the Spider-Verse is coming! The original saga brought you Spider-Gwen, Peni Parker and more instantly iconic web-slingers. This final epic will take you to the bleeding edge of the Spider-Verse, reacquainting you with old favorites and introducing you to some of the most important characters you haven’t met yet – but it will also slice the final strand of the web. Featuring Spider-Ham, Spider-Gwen, the Spider-Mobile and Spider-Man Noir! Discover Ara?a’s new status quo! Learn the legacy of Spider-UK! Meet the sensational Spider-Rex! The singing princess, Spinstress! Sergei Kravinoff, the Hunter-Spider! The amazing Sun-Spider! The mysterious Night-Spider! And more! Collecting Edge Odf The Spider-Verse #1-5. OCT221027

ETERNALS TP HISTORY WRITTEN IN BLOOD $15.99 Page 91
Kieron Gillen, Ralph Macchio, Mark Gruenwald, Dustin Weaver, Kei Zama, Ryan Bodenhein, Edgar Salazarm, Rich Buckler, and Ron Wilson
As Thanos rises to threaten the future, learn lessons in history from the Eternals’ mythic past! Eternals are created, not born. Some of them thought they could find a better way. They were terribly, terribly wrong. Now that the truth of their existence is revealed, Ajak and Makkari must try to find a road forward – no matter how terrifying it will be. And believe it or not, Thanos is not actually the worst leader that the Eternals’ society has ever seen. That honor belongs to someone even more horrific. Meet Uranos the Undying. And may the Celestials have mercy on your souls. Plus: a classic exploration of Chronos, Uranos and the hidden origins of the Eternals! Collecting Eternals Thanos Rises, Eternals Celestiam and Eternals The Heretic and material from What If? (1977) #24-28. OCT221025

GENIS-VELL CAPTAIN MARVEL TP $17.99 Page 96
Peter David and Juanan Ramirez
The son of the original Kree Captain Marvel is back! Rick Jones, one-time sidekick to both Captain America and the Hulk, has a long history with Genis-Vell – and now they’re about to come crashing back into each other! Can Rick save his old pal – and himself – before they both fade out of existence? Who is searching for Genis, and what does Death have to do with it? And how is Rick’s ex-wife, Marlo Chandler, the key to this mysterious malady? Join our dysfunctional duo as they grapple with these questions – with a little help from Genis’ sister, Phyla-Vell! Prepare to relive an exciting, hilarious and fan-favorite pairing in the year’s most anticipated reunion as legendary scribe Peter David takes Genis to all-new heights of heroism! It’s enough to make you exclaim: “O-wha-tagoo-siam!” Collecting Genis Vell Captain Marvel #1-5. OCT221033

GOLD GOBLIN #2 $3.99 Page 9
Christopher Cantwell and Lan Medina
Being a hero isn’t for everyone. Norman Osborn faced Chasm in Dark Web #1 and has to face another terrifying opponent in this issue! Norman’s only been a super hero for a few days…but his tenure might be quite short! OCT221095

IMMORTAL X-MEN #9 $3.99 Page 57
Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck
Vote. Die. Repeat. Putting the “Meat” in office meeting. Trust me, bad spelling is the least of the Quiet Council’s problems as everything hits the fan. OCT220903

RON CAT TP $17.99 Page 92
Jed MacKay and Pere Perez
Iron Man and Black Cat both thought they’d seen the last of the Iron Cat armor! If Felicia Hardy is surprised to see the suit again, you can imagine how furious Tony Stark is! But there’s someone new in the Iron Cat armor – and this mysterious figure has a plan that will soon put them in the crosshairs of nearly all the heroes in the Marvel Universe! Both Iron Man and Black Cat’s secrets and mistakes are about to come back to haunt them! But Tony and Felicia aren’t going to let this new Iron Cat have all the fun. Tony has done his own fresh spin on the feline armor, and Felicia may like some of his innovations! Collecting issues #1-5. OCT22102

LEGION OF X #8 $3.99 Page 44
Si Spurrier and Netho Diaz
Disruptive behavior! Goodbye, Warren Worthington III – AKA Angel – and hello murderous winged monster. It’s up to the Legionnaires to stop his rampage and figure out what’s going on. Good news: The mystical Black Knight has come to their aid! Bad news: Angel’s not the only mutant turning into a monster. And Nightcrawler’s inner, savage beast threatens to completely take control. Meanwhile, in Krakoa, the Banshee/Ghost Rider hybrid known as Vox Ignis senses a disturbance within the island. Could it be a coincidence that Cypher has suddenly fallen ill? As the hostility between Legion and Professor X grows, the stability of the island becomes less certain. OCT220892

LOKI GOD OF STORIES OMNIBUS HC $125.00 Page 79
Rob Rodi, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Al Ewing, Jason Aaron, Christopher Hastings, Daniel Kibblesmith, Esad Ribic, Sebastian Fiumara, Jorge Coelho, Simone Bianchi, Langdon Foss, and others God of mischief, lies… and stories! Loki, adopted brother of Thor, is constantly reinventing himself – and this volumes shows the 21st-century trickster in all his glorious forms! Whether he’s thirsting for power, scheming to claim Asgard’s throne or acting as its devious agent – and greatest hope for survival – you just can’t take your eyes off Loki! As a one-man secret service, Loki Laufeyson is ready to lie, cheat and steal his way through treacherous missions – including a heart-stopping heist at Avengers Tower and locking horns with Doctor Doom! But will the American people vote Loki for president? And when death claims him in the War of the Realms, what will be his next trick? Collecting Loki(2004) #1-4, Loki (2010) #1-4, Loki Agent of Asgard #1-17, Original Sin #5.1-5.5, Vote Loki #1-4, Loki (2019) #1-5, Avengers: Loki Unleashed, and more! 976 pgs, OCT221008

MARAUDERS #9 $3.99 Page 47
Steve Orlando and Eleonora Carlini
Here Comes Yesterday part 3! Captain Pryde and the Marauders have vowed to save Threshold and all its mutants, no matter the odds. But maybe they should’ve checked those odds first! Witness the origins of Threshold and of mutantkind itself! And fight to protect those origins as the Marauders find they’re not the only castaways from the future to take root in the deep past. All this?and the first appearance of GROVE, without whom the Krakoan era wouldn’t exist! OCT220901

MARY JANE AND BLACK CAT #1 $4.99 Page 7
Jed MacKay and Vincenzo Carratu
From Jed MacKay and Vincenzo Carratu comes one of the most explosive and kick-ass adventures in Marvel Memory! Set against the explosive backdrop of Dark Web, Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy find themselves thrown into one another’s paths and then into Limbo! But something has changhed with MJ! And she’s not the only one keeping secrets – Felicia’s got a guilty conscience and it’s playing havoc with their escape plan! OCT220774

MIDNIGHT SUNS #4 $3.99 Page 56
Ethan Sacks and Luigi Zagaria
Forged by fate! The apocalypse is finally here, and Zoe Laveau’s at the center of it all. Agatha Harkness will sacrifice everything, including herself, to stop it. What does Zoe dare risk? There’s a terrible secret at the heart of Zoe’s vision, a secret that threatens to change the Marvel Universe forever. Meanwhile, the Midnight Suns race across all of time and space to get back in this fight?with a little help from the mysterious new powers granted by their magic-forged extradimensional armor! But if they return, who will be friend and who will be foe?! OCT220937

MIRACLEMAN SILVER AGE #3 & 4 $4.99 Page 23
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham present the first all new chapter in “The Silver Age!” ?High atop the Himalayas, Dicky Dauntless searches to find his place in the Age of Miracles. He’ll make new friends and encounter a frightening, familiar face – Johnny Bates! It’s Young Miracleman and Kid Miracleman – face-to-face! OCT220813 (#3) / OCT221123 (#4)

NAMOR #3 $4.99 Page 38
Christopher Cantwell and Pasqual Ferry
Namor and Luke Cage trail the Human Torch to the ruins of Latveria, encountering ghosts of the past and golems of the present. Plus, a startling revelation about the surface-dwelling refugees here causes Namor to spiral? Is a conspiracy afoot? And will his roiling feelings for the Torch cloud the truth or reveal an awful reality too late? OCT220868

NEW MUTANTS #33 $3.99 Page 48
Charlie Jane Anders, Alberto Albuquerque, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt
Fight or flight? The U-Men have the New Mutants surrounded! Will the mutant youngsters gather the strength and courage to fight the good fight and power their way through a seemingly unstoppable force? Or give into their fears and insecurities? And Sublime has his sights set on Escapade, determined to procure her powers by any means possible. With the clock close to running out before Morgan’s foretold doom, the pressure is on Shela to save her best friend while avoiding Sublime’s clutches. Find out the fate of these young heroes in Charlie Jane Anders and Alberto Alburquerque’s explosive conclusion to this three-issue arc! OCT220907

PETER PARKER & MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN DOUBLE TROUBLE #2 $3.99 Page 30
Mariko Tamaki, Vita Ayala, and Gurihiru
When Miles Morales gets stuck in one of Mysterio’s contraptions, he ends up in the last place a super hero wants to be – a “Next Generation of Villains” convention! With Peter Parker nowhere to be found, Miles must focus all his abilities to escape on his own. It’s a test for a true Spider-Man, whether the villains want to believe it or not! OCT220847

SHE-HULK #9 $3.99 Page 59
Rainbow Rowell and Takeshi Miyazawa
It’s time for the final showdown with our new villains. Can Jen and Jack make it through alive? OCT220945

STRANGE ACADEMY FINALS #3 $3.99 Page 57
Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos
Strange Academy vs Gaslamp! The fallout of this battle is unlike any you’ve seen before! OCT220940

STRANGE ACADEMY TP YEAR ONE $39.99 Page 92
Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos
The Marvel Universe’s first school for sorcerers throws open its doors! Doctor Strange has finally established an academy for the mystic arts, bringing together young people from across the cosmos with an aptitude for magic to study under tutors including Doctor Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Daimon Hellstrom and all your favorite Marvel mages! From mindful Mindless Ones to pan-dimensional games of tag, the Strange Academy definitely lives up to its name – but the students’ first field trip lights a fuse that will blow up in a big way! Tragedy strikes, hearts are broken, uncanny new abilities manifest and a huge secret is revealed! The Academy’s extraordinary curriculum will take the class from outer space to Asgard – and if a shocking murder mystery isn’t traumatic enough, Parents’ Day sure will be! Collecting issues #1-12.
OCT221029

THOR #29 $3.99 Page 55
Torunn Gronbekk and Nic Klein
“The Legacy of Thanos” part one. Nic Klein returns with guest writer Torunn Gronbekk for a Valkyrie-filled adventure! When a universally loathed foe kidnaps Thor’s baby sister Laussa and drags her so deep beyond Hel that not even Sif’s All-Sight can see her, the God of Thunder must call upon the one ally who has traveled so far into the unknown before: Runa. But what dark secrets of Asgard’s bloody past lay beneath the frozen waters? OCT220931

THUNDERBOLTS #5 $3.99 Page 62
Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse
Super heroes, celebrities, troublemakers, criminals…Clint Barton’s dream team crumbles as the shadow that’s been cast over every move they’ve made is finally revealed! Who’s behind their downfall, and what comes next? “Justice, Like Lightning” celebrates 25 years in the Mighty Marvel Manner! OCT220955

VENOM #14 $3.99 Page 6
Al Ewing and Bryan Hitch
Madeylne Pryor has plans for Eddie Brock and the symbiotes he can control – in this issue, she and her new ally Chasm bring them all to bear! Secrets revealed! Unwittingly turned into a slathering and terrifying monster you might recognize, Eddie Brock’s fears from the last year and Al, Ram and Bryan’s entire saga stand fully realized in this turning point for the series! OCT220771

WOLVERINE #28 $4.99 Page 49
Ben Percy and Juan Jose Ryp
Wolverine descends into the Pit! The Pit of Exile on Krakoa is the ultimate punishment for mutants who break the laws of mutantdom – and Wolverine’s just cursed himself to its depths! But what is really at stake, and what does Krakoa itself know that Beast does not about Logan’s secret missions? OCT220912

X-FORCE #35 & #36 $3.99 Page 48
Benjamin Percy and Christopher Allen
Jail break! Beast’s off-the-books plans go belly-up when Sevyr Blackmore stages a space prison break that even Maverick and the Mercs can’t keep it in hand! A major turning point for X-Force as a team?and breaking points for more than one key X-character! OCT220909 / OCT221201

X-MEN #18 $3.99 Page 51
Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara
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X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 45
Steve Foxe and Andrea DiVito
The newest X-Man burns up the spotlight! In a surprising turn of events, Firestar, who had not yet fully embraced Krakoa, was elected to the X-Men at the Hellfire Gala. Her history with her mutant nature is a tumultuous one for many reasons?but her record as a hero is exemplary. Can she wrestle with her past in time to rise to the occasion thrust upon her? OCT220893

X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA TP IMMORTAL $24.99 Page 95
Gerry Duggan, Tini Howard, Zeb Wells, Steve Foxe, Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, C F Villa, Francesco Mobili, Patrick Gleason, Alan Robinson, and more
Don your dazzling dresses and tailored tuxedos – it’s time for the second annual Hellfire Gala! And the highlight will be the election of a new team of X-Men! But can Emma Frost hold everything together when a shocking revelation threatens to derail her big night? Meanwhile, a nefarious party crasher leads to a high-stakes mission for Wolverine and Spider-Man! Plus: Cannonball and Sunspot lead their fellow runners-up from last year’s X-Men election on a secret mission in aid of the Shi’ar Empire! Online-exclusive Hellfire Gala stories in print for the first time! And a gallery of variant covers featuring this year’s hottest looks from the Gala! Collecting X-Men Hellfire Gala #1, Secret X-Men #1, X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic #50-55, X-Men Hellfire Gala Confessional Strips, Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #9 and material from Free Comic Book Day 2022: Avengers/X-Men. OCT221031

X-MEN RED #9 $3.99 Page 46
Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli
Check and mate? Abigail Brand enters her endgame – and on Arakko, the Diplomatic Zone is beset by a firestorm of violence. On the World Farm, Cable is learning the secrets behind it all. But the biggest secret has yet to be revealed? It’s Roberto Da Costa’s turn to play. And you won’t see it coming. OCT220897

X-TERMINATORS #4 $3.99 Page 44
Leah Williams and Carlos E. Gomez
Sexy cosplay of death! It’s not the clothes that make the badass, it’s the asses they kick! Dazzler, Boom-Boom, Jubilee and Wolverine might not be dressed for a beatdown, but that’s not gonna stop them from handing them out! Make a joke about them – they dare you! OCT220890

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