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LGBTQA Previews December 2023 Part 2

The calendar says October which means the High Holiday Halloween has everyone’s attention. Thanks to the quirks of the comics industry though this column is looking ahead at comics, trades, and books for December and a few items that slide to the first week of January thanks to the holidays.

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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ASSASSINS APPRENTICE II #1 & 2 $3.99 Page 208
Jody Houser, Robin Hobb, and Ryan Kelly
Assassin’s Apprentice starts its second chapter here! Spring comes to the Six Duchies, and with it, the fearsome menace of the Red-Ship Raiders. As the danger creeps ever closer to Buckkeep, Fitz is given his first true mission from Chade, to infiltrate the estate of a nobleman and look for any signs of treason. But an assassin’s job is far from simple, and the fate of the realm may depend on if Fitz can take a life, or spare one instead. OCT231164

As Fitz continues to gather experience as he is developed into a useful tool for Chade and King Shrewd, he encounters a face from his past that sparks an unexpected feeling. The boy also discovers alarming news, to both Chade and him, about the fate of his father. All of the pieces are falling into place, and the stakes rise in this conclusion to part 1! OCT231165

BLACK HAMMER END #5 & #6 $3.99 Page 208
Jeff Lemire and Malachi Ward
As the story takes a turn, the secret origins of Colonel Weird and Anti-God begin to unfold and the war between universes explained in this essential story to the Black Hammer universe. Black Hammer: The End is the next era of the Black Hammer Universe; a six-issue event series by Jeff Lemire and Malachi Ward that pulls the Black Hammer world into crisis. OCT231166

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns in this series picking up immediately after the events of the hit Reborn series. Hammers collide as Lucy Weber once again takes the mantle of Black Hammer to face off against an evil version of the Hammer putting all of Spiral City in jeopardy. OCT231168

DRIVE LIKE HELL #3 & #4 $3.99 Page 210
Rich Douek and Alex Cormack
The road trip from hell continues, Bobby Ray and Dahlia cause enough mayhem to reach the ears of Heaven itself! A certain archangel wants his trumpet back, and he doesn’t care if he has to turn a hundred hellbound cars into scrap to get it! But what about that car? Does it really deserve an eternity chauffeuring demons across Earth? Or is there another road out of this mess, with Bobby Ray at the wheel? OCT231191

It all comes down to this, as an unholy alliance of cops, demons, satanic bikers, and one corrupt preacher conspireto lure Bobby Ray and Dahlia into a trap that even the forces of Heaven can’t save them from. Will our heroes ride off into the sunset, or will the sky turn red with blood as the seas boil away? Can Bobby Ray keep the pedal to the medal hard enough to outrun the apocalypse? Find out in the fastest, furiousest finale ever to hit the comic stands! OCT231192

Tate Brombal, Nick Robles, and Isaac Goodhart
Christopher discovers the history of Monsterkind, and through that learns that he isn’t so alone in the world after all. That what he’s experienced all his life is what many before him have also experienced. Maybe he’s not going to cower and hide anymore. Maybe he needs to fight back! Not only for himself and his friends, but for all those who came before them and lost their lives. OCT23121 (Robles cover) / OCT231219 (Phil Jimenez cover)

STRANGER THINGS VOYAGE #2 & #3 $3.99 Page 215
Michael Moreci and Todor Hristov
A storm descends upon The Persephone as people continue to disappear. Captain Jacoby and his crew confront the mysterious Doctor and her team, but soon learn that the Russians might not be the most dangerous thing on their ship. OCT231242

Captain Jacoby and what’s left of his crew go on the hunt, determined to kill the monster aboard The Persephone. Suddenly, the ships’ navigation system goes haywire, veering off course, the crew runs the risk of being lost at sea even as they fight for their lives. OCT231246


ACTION COMICS #1060 $4.99 Page 22
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nicole Maines, Steve Orlando, Joe Casey, Eddy Barrows, Fico Ossio, and Dan McDaid
A mistake from Superman’s past has returned, and Metropolis hangs in the balance! As the super-family is betrayed from within and stripped of their powers one by one, Superman sets out on a suicide mission into the Multiverse alongside the unlikeliest of allies: Constantine, the demon Etrigan, and–making his return to Action Comics–Bloodwynd! Plus: During Beast World in Metropolis, Dreamer has a run-in with life-changing consequences, and Zod’s son begins to suspect New Kandor isn’t as peaceful as it seems in the prelude to Kneel Before Zod #1! 1023DC125

ACTION COMICS 2023 ANNUAL #1 $5.99 Page 23
Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Max Raynor
Norah Stone’s true form has been revealed, her gateway between worlds is opened, and the invasion of Earth has begun! As the Multiverse’s two most powerful families clash above Metropolis, which legacy will Otho-Ra choose? Will the followers of Blue Earth defend their treacherous leader, or their own home? It has all led to this! Three years of Action Comics storylines culminate in this pivotal, dramatic double-sized issue! 1023DC131

Tim Sheridan and Cian Tormey
As the trail of the person murdering people from Alan’s past goes cold, the Green Lantern finds himself teamed up with an unlikely ally: the Spectre. But will the Spectre uncover the secret Alan was hoping would stay hidden in the process? 1023DC159

AMAZONS ATTACK #3 $3.99 Page 24
Josie Campbell and Vasco Georgiev
The war on Warrion Women continues! As Mary Marvel and the splinter group of Amazons search to find asylum, they uncover the history of something much darker. Will they be able to stop the impending wave of discord before it’s too late? 1023DC142

BATMAN #141 $4.99 Page 12
Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez
Zur-En-Arrh has done the unthinkable. And now, cut off from everything and everyone, Batman has to face off against his most devastating enemy in a brutal fight for the future as the specter of The Joker hangs over everything. The stunning conclusion to Mindbomb is here! 1023DC048

BIRDS OF PREY #5 $3.99 Page 18
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
As the Birds and the Amazons double their efforts in fighting Megaera, Dinah and Sin take the battle inside, quite literally. The battle for the fate of Sin has now truly begun and it is not something everyone is gonna walk away from. 1023DC099

BLUE BEETLE #5 $3.99 Page 30
Josh Trujillo and Adrian Gutierrez
The Blood Scarab’s plan is finally in motion as he descends on Palmera City! He will rip Khaji Da from Jaime and claim the scarab’s power for himself. Can Jaime figure out a way to stop the Blood Scarab, or will this be the end of the Blue Beetle?! 1023DC179

CATWOMAN #60 $3.99 Page 14
Tini Howard and Steffano Raffaele
Zur-En-Arrh has done the unthinkable. And now, cut off from everything and everyone, Batman has to face off against his most devastating enemy in a brutal fight for the future as the specter of The Joker hangs over everything. The stunning conclusion to Mindbomb is here! 1023DC048

Grant Morrison, Jeff Lemire, Doug Mahnke, Alberto Ponticelli, and Walden Wong
Before James Gunn’s highly anticipated Creature Commandos animated series debuts, get to know the team’s resident undead, sword-swinging power hitter, Frankenstein, in this collection of stories from comics all-stars Grant Morrison, Jeff Lemire, Doug Mahnke, and Alberto Ponticelli! Book one of this two-volume collection reprints the entire Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein limited series plus Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1-7. 1023DC241

DANGER STREET #12 $4.99 Page 45
Tom King and Jorge Fornes
It all ends here! Will the Outsiders be accepted by society? The Green Team finally get what they deserve? The sky be saved from falling? All of this and more as Lady Cop closes the case on the murders of Danger Street. You’ll have to read it to believe it! 1023DC234

DETECTIVE COMICS #1079 & #1080 Page 13
Ram V, Jason Shawn Alexander, and Juan Ferreyra
Batman: Outlaw continues in part four of five in the biweekly Detective Comics event! The Dark Knight has been executed and the Orghams’ plan to take control of Gotham has been enacted! But with Catwoman arranging Batman’s rescue mission from the shadows, not all is as it seems! Has Gotham’s Feline Fatale figured out a way to cheat death or has Gotham City truly lost its caped crusader? 1023DC055

Batman: Outlaw concludes in part five of five of the biweekly Detective Comics event! The Batman is dead. The Reality Engine, a device capable of amplifying the Orghams’ hypnotic powers, has roared to life. The people of Gotham, having watched the Dark Knight die on the gallows, begin to forget there ever was a Batman, and the Gotham that the Orghams have been working toward since their arrival in the city emerges: a city without a Batman. A city that never had a Batman. Check out the reality-bending, city-altering finale to Batman: Outlaw, and ask yourself: will Gotham ever be the same again? 1023DC059

Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg, Stephanie Phillips, David Lapham, and Dan Mora
After years of housing Gotham City’s most dangerous enemies, Arkham Asylum developed a bad reputation as the place where legions of deranged costumed predators sharpened their sinister skills. The building was destroyed, but fear of the institution remains high as a new Arkham Tower is under construction. When the Dark Knight himself is afraid, what hope exists for the citizens of Gotham City? Collects selections from issues #1044-1046 and 2021’s annual. 1023DC239

Ram V, Si Spurrier, Ivan Reis, Hayden Sherman, Rafael Albuquerque, Christopher Mitten, Caspar Wijngaard, and others
Ram V and a team of all-star artists devise the next chapter of Detective Comics, where the dark opera of Gotham continues to become ever more perilous for Batman! Two-Face and Mr. Freeze are rallied by sinister forces to defeat the Dark Detective. Meanwhile, the young Orgham heir, Arzen, meets Bruce Wayne for the first time, and Bruce sees potential in the boy. Dualism takes center stage in this collection, and not only is nothing as it seems, but it’s always, always worse. Contains issues #1066-1070 and the 2022 annual. 1023DC22

Joanne Starer and Natacha Bustos
Fire and Ice’s salon has gone up in flames, and Smallville doesn’t seem far behind it. The villains in residence grow restless for bedlam and a better payday than they’ve had access to since joining Fire’s rehabilitation program, and even the locals have got a strange, almost possessed gleam in their eyes these days. 1023DC176

FLASH #4 $4.99 Page 25
Si Spurrier and Mike Deodato Jr.
As the Flash continues to explore the Gallery, he meets a living entity called the Resident that he feels drawn to. Can she aid him in his battle against the Folding Man…and even if she can, does she want to? Meanwhile, Mirror Master returns, unveiling even more upgrades since we last saw him in The Flash #800–but he’s not the only one with new powers, as Irey Thunderheart West is eager to show the world. Also, the Stillness decide to act upon humanity as the new chapter for the Flash Family continues! 1023DC145

GREEN ARROW #7 $3.99 Page 31
Joshua Williamson and Sean Izaakse
Oliver Queen is back! He’s returned with his family to the present day, but the Green Arrow family reunion is just getting started! Green Arrow still has lots of secrets to uncover. Like, why has Amanda Waller taken an interest in his family? [Asexual Connor Hawke is in the cast.] 1023DC186

Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Montos
Still one of the most powerful beings in the universe, John Stewart is fast succumbing to the Radiant Dead, becoming something both more and less than human. With John’s power corrupted, Earth is doomed to fall to the Revenant Queen…unless John finds a way to forge a new Green Lantern ring, more powerful (and unpredictable) than any we’ve seen. John Stewart embraces his Marine Recon roots and goes on the hunt in this thrilling new issue! 1023DC167

HARLEY QUINN #35 $4.99 Page 16
Tini Howard, Hannah Rose May, Sweeney Boo, and Leomacs
Freshly washed but just as emotionally messy–I’m ready to finally solve The Case Of Who The #&$@ Has Been Screwing With Me!!! Now I’ve just got to round up a crew of butt-kickin’ individuals to help me go kick some multidimensional space butt in time for me to come home to my beautiful Pammy! Plus, my first cousins twice removed Hannah Rose May and Leomacs tell the gut-bustin’ story of how I traveled to a lost city of dinosaurs in search of a mysterious treasure! Snap that quip! 1023DC091

Tini Howard, Deniz Camp, Babs Tarr, Bruno Redondo, and Fabio Veras
In this final issue of madcap monochromatic misadventures, Catwoman’s own Tini Howard and iconic artist Babs Tarr team up for a night on the town with the Gotham City Sirens! Nightwing superstar Bruno Redondo takes Harley on a dimension-breaking journey of self-reflection! And rising stars Deniz Camp and Fbio Veras put one unlucky couple through an extraordinarily high-stakes session of marriage counseling, courtesy of the renowned (some would say infamous) Dr. Harleen Quinzel! 1023DC203

HAWKGIRL #6 $3.99 Page 31
Jadzia Axelrod and Amancay Nahuelpan
Stranded in a Vulpecula-controlled Nth World, Hawkgirl is on a desperate hunt for Galaxy and a way home. But the Galaxy she finds is not at all the one she expected! Forced to fight her best friend for the fate of two dimensions, Hawkgirl must make an impossible choice–one that will define her future forever! 1023DC190

NIGHTWING #109 $4.99 Page 14
Tom Taylor and Stephen Byrne
The dramatic conclusion to Nightwing’s pirate quest! Nightwing learns the truth behind the secret pirate society, and his relationship with Bea Bennett changes forever. Plus, an all-new adventure begins in the backups. What’s going on with Beast Boy, and why is everyone turning into animals? The tie-in to Beast World, the thrilling new event of the season, starts here. 1023DC064 (Bruno Redondo cover) / 1023DC066 (Dan Mora $5.99 cardstock cover pictured)

Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala, Alitha Martinez, Marguerite Sauvage, Darryl Banks, Colleen Doran, and Jill Thompson
In the wake of the Trial of the Amazons, Nubia is the new Amazon queen. To unite all Amazons, she leaves Themyscira to visit the tribes that live among the rest of humanity, and to forge a new path forward to serve her people. As she travels to the Bana-Mighdall and Esquecida tribes, something lurks in the shadows, following her every move. A villain from Nubia’s mysterious past has been waiting for her to join the outside world again, and they’re ready to make her wish she never left Paradise Island! A new day has dawned for the Amazons, and the next chapter for the fan-favorite Amazon champion begins here! Collects Nubia Queen of the Amazons #1-4 and Nubia Coronation Special #1. 1023DC245

OUTSIDERS #2 $4.99 Page 17
Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Robert Carey
Monsters of the unknown! What hidden tragedies lie inside the Forever Storm of the Enlil Triangle? On January 1, 2000, a storm kicked up near the Enlil island chain in the mid-Atlantic. And it never stopped. As a West Point cadet, Kate Kane encountered something monstrous in those turbulent waves…and now, she is returning to face it alongside the Outsiders! But can she control her desire for revenge in the service of Luke Fox’s mission of understanding? What secrets will they discover deep beneath the monster-filled waves of the Enlil Triangle? And how will the Outsiders survive their encounter with the monster-hunting specialists of the DC Universe: the New Challengers of the Unknown? This new, boundary-breaking dive into the secret history of the DC Universe is just beginning! 1023DC096

Kyle Starks and Steve Pugh
Having earned his release from the Suicide Squad, Peacemaker wants to try to do normal superhero stuff for a change. Unfortunately everyone, including the bad guys, thinks he sucks at superhero stuff. But when busting up a terrorist ring introduces Christopher Smith to the cutest puppy to ever walk (awkwardly) on four legs, he finds the unconditional love he’s been denied his whole life…until the dog is kidnapped by a super-villain with some very un-super-heroic plans for Peacemaker’s brand of ultraviolence. Will he help an unstable criminal steal the world’s most valuable–and dangerous– DNA? Honestly, Christopher’s pretty lonely, so it probably just depends on how nicely they ask…1023DC221

POISON IVY #18 $3.99 Page 16
G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara
The victims of Pamela Isely’s parasitic outbreak have returned home to her. As she faces off against her own undead body count, she makes a horrifying discovery about her own strange new body. 1023DC086

POWER GIRL #4 $3.99 Page 29
Leah Williams, Eduardo Pansica, and Julio Ferreira
The origin of Symbio revealed! Will Power Girl be able to fight the dark entity who has been lurking inside her enemies? Or will she succumb to it herself? The true battle has only begun for our heroes as their artificial antagonist invites them to join it…or die! 1023DC171

Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala
Though Virgil and his friends stopped the government’s off-the-books prison operations in Dakota last school year, a powerful new threat lurks in the shadows. The mysterious Ebon is cutting a bloody swath through the underworld on a single-minded quest to find his brother. Against this backdrop of exploding violence, innocent people are finding themselves in the crossfire, with Static facing the most personal challenge he’s faced yet! Collects Static: Shadows of Dakota and Static Team Up: Anansi #1. 1023DC246

TITANS #6 $3.99 Page 5
Tom Taylor and
Nicola Scott
As the world is overrun by beasts, the Titans face the man who put it all in motion…Brother Eternity. But the cult leader might not be what he appears to be. What shocking secret does Brother Eternity hold, and will Starfire survive it?, 1023DC019

TITANS BEAST WORLD #2 & #3 $4.99 Pages 1 & 2
Tom Taylor, Ivan Reis, and Danny Miki
The status quo shattering Titans crossover continues With beasts rampaging through the streets and a world conqueror in the sky, the Titans must do all they can to save humanity. But as heroes and villains alike are infected, will the team stay clear of the spores or become part of the threat? And as the world rages, can Raven discover a way to save Beast Boy? 1023DC00

Can Amanda Waller bring order to a world gone wild? The world has gone wild, and Amanda Waller is the only one who can bring order! The mastermind behind the Suicide Squad has now been given frightening authority to deal with the threat at large. She knows what is needed to end this, but will her brutal methods put her on a collision course with the Titans? 1023DC005

Sina Grace, Frank Tieri, and Meghan Fitzmartin, Riccardo Federici, Valentine De Landro, and More
As Garth reacts to the crisis amongst his former Titans teammates, all hell breaks loose in the depths of Atlantis! It’s a clash of Aquaman and Tempest in a deep-sea battle royale that points the way to new horizons ahead. Plus, megalodons versus Mera and Jackson Hyde, and Black Manta channels his inner manta in this exciting next installment of Beast World! 1023DC015

Si Spurrier, A.L. Kaplan, Alex Paknadel, Jarrett Williams, George Kambadais, and Serg Acuna
The home of the Flash is not immune from the Starro spores, and as a member of the Flash Family is infected, it’s all hands on deck across both Central and Keystone City. Irey West has a plan that requires the help of her BFF Maxine Baker, while Avery Ho, Wallace West, and fan-favorite Circuit Breaker will all be working together with the entire clan to contain the infected speedsters causing chaos across the city. Oh, and the recent issues within the Speed Force haven’t gone away… This key chapter of the Beast World saga also contains important revelations for the Scarlet Speedster’s next steps as The Flash writer Si Spurrier is joined by Speed Force writer Jarrett WIlliams, Circuit Breaker scribe A.L. Kaplan, and Knight Terrors: The Flash writer Alex Paknadel! 1023DC012

Chip Zdarsky, Grace Ellis, Gretchen Felker-Martin, Sam Maggs, Kyle Starks, Miguel Mendonca, Daniel Hillyard, Ivan Shavrin, PJ Holden, and Kelley Jones
As the bestial infection spreads all over Earth, the shape-shifting spores finally start to take root in Gotham City! Follow the feral tales of your favorite heroes and villains as they lose themselves to their more beastly nature. With stories by Eisner winners Chip Zdarsky, Grace Ellis, and so many more, it’s sure to leave you hooting and howling in delight!, 1023DC010

WONDER WOMAN #4 $4.99 Page 24
Tom King and Daniel Sampere
With the world losing trust in the Amazons, Wonder Woman takes a moment to grant the wish of a dying boy and gives him the perfect day. Meanwhile, the Sovereign constricts his grip on the government. Will Wonder Woman be able to hold out hope as the world around her grows darker? Plus, Trinity spends the night at the Fortress of Solitude with her babysitters, the Super Sons! 1023DC136

Mark Waid and Emanuela Lupacchino
The super showdown! It’s the Teen Titans versus the Anti-Titans in the melee of the miniseries, with Lilith, Gnarrk, and Mal joining in on the side of our heroes! After the last blow is dealt, the Titans must face something even more uncertain than battle: change. Mal helps Aqualad make sense of his dating dilemma. Bumblebee second-guesses her growing feelings for Mal. Donna must choose between Paradise Island and Man’s World. And Robin and Speedy try to reach a resolution. [Garth’s fluid sexuality was revealed in #4 and a non binary character appeared in #2.] 1023DC198


EARTHDIVERS #14 $3.99 Page 220
Stephen Graham Jones and Riccardo Burchielli
Yellow Kid is on the run from Martin, who is desperate to know what happened to his children. Yellow Kid knows the truth, but before he can get too far, he runs across an old friend in the strangest way possible. Back in 1776, Emily has revealed her true identity as a time traveler from the year 2112, her well-being in danger, her mission on the verge of absolutely collapsing in on itself and having effects on the timeline she couldn’t have imagined. OCT231296

HUNGER AND DUSK #5 $3.99 Page 221
G. Willow Wilson and Christian Wildgoose
Tensions rise and wildfires blaze as spring gives way to a fiery summer. The Last Men’s scout has not yet returned from his missionX and that can only mean one thing: He’s now a prisoner of the Vangol. For better or worse, Cal refuses to leave a single man behind, even if that means leading the rest of his men straight into a trap and certain doom. This could mean the end of the Last Men Standing, but at least they’ll go out fighting arm in arm. OCT231305

STAR TREK DEFIANT #10 $4.99 Page 222
Christopher Cantwell and Mike Feehan
The Defiant crew makes way for its next bounty: Berlinghoff Rasmussen, infamous time-traveling thief and con man. Berlinghoff has escaped custody on Starbase 214 and has his sights set on tech from the forbidden planet and final resting place of Captain Christopher Pike, Talos IV. With top-secret orders from Starfleet, Worf and his crew are to intercept the target without being detected by anyoneX including the Federation. OCT231335

Sam Maggs and Greco Ornella
Time’s up! It’s Evasive Maneuvers exam day, the only shot Picard has at graduating earlyX and getting off Earth and far away from home. He’s as ready as he can be and actually feels like he can trust some of his group partners. But little does he know, their first test in space will bring an unexpected challengeXone the cadets would never find in their textbooks! OCT231341

TMNT ONGOING #146 $3.99 Page 223
Sophie Campbell and Vincenzo Federici
As Donatello uncovers the truth about Armaggon’s origins, the time-eating tyrant begins to exert his influence on one of the Turtles’ allies. It’s a race against time as the road to #150 continues in Sophie Campbell’s biggest TMNT story yet! OCT231349


CRAVE #2 $3.99 Page 129
Maria Llovet
“Hidden-User has sent David a bunch of sexy photos of Alexandra, but who is this Hidden-User?And what will David do when confronted with Alexandra in the library?Meanwhile, Albert and Sofia are still trapped in the elevator, but things start to escalate in the campus corridors… 1023IM292

DESTINY GATE #3 $3.99 Page 130
Ryan Cady and Christian Dibari
The Underground! Beneath the Destiny Gate, Mitchell navigates a subterranean nightmare of labyrinthine tunnels with some exceptionally hostile architecture. With something stalking him through the shadows, can Mitchell find a way back up to the train before its too late? 1023IM303

DEVIANT #2 $5.99 Page 130
James Tynion IV and Joshua Hixson
The Deviant Killer was apprehended half a century ago. So whos behind the grisly slaying of a young man in a Chicago department store…and why does Michael see so much of himself in the man locked behind bars for the original murders? Tynion and Hixson cut deeper into their Christmas horror tale, just in time for the holidays. 1023IM305

Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod
It’s all-out war in Kaptara! Can our heroes defeat the invading forces with the help of…Beefmaster and Mr Kisses?! And where’s that hunk, Manton? Can Keith find him in time? The award-interested series reaches its penultimate issue! Honestly not the best jumping-on point, but still fun! 1023IM336

NIGHTS #3 $3.99 Page 133
Wyatt Kennedy and Luigi Formisano
Grays journey to find a present for Vince takes a horrifying and violent detour, a mysterious pair of figures confronts Vince with questions about all the bloodshed he’s been surrounded by, and why is Freddy Freaker calling Matt? And where the hell has Ivory been the last few days?! 1023IM352

PHANTOM ROAD #7 $3.99 Page 134
Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernandez Walta’s hit series continues its thrilling new story arc!While Agent Weaver attempts to search for the vanished pair, Birdie and Dom are trapped by another horde of monsters at the roadside circus. There, they encounter a truly mind-melting individual who might be an ally in their escape…but might also be another aspect of the terrible madness surrounding them. 1023IM355

RAT QUEENS OMNIBUS HC $125.00 Page 128
Kurtis Wiebe, Ryan Ferrier, Roc Upchurch, Stjepan Sejic, Tess Fowler, Owen Gieni, Priscilla Petraites, Moritat Moritat
This book is limited to 5,000 copies. Collecting the entire journey of the Rat Queens, from their raucous and wild beginnings as mercenaries to their rise as begrudging heroes. Discover what made this award-winning high fantasy series special and cultivated fans all over the world-the comedy, camaraderie, and adventurous spirit all with a modern twist that makes the main cast of Violet, Betty, Hannah, and Dee feel like people you already knew. This is a fantasy series like no other, with ten years of adventures in one giant tome. Collects Rat Queens vol I #1-15, the never-before reprinted vol. I #16, vol. II #1-25, Rat Queens: Sister, Warriors, Queens, all four one-shots, never-reprinted short stories, all covers, and sketchbooks from all of the major artists! 1023IM283

STARSIGNS #7 $3.99
Saladin Ahmed, Megan Levens, and Kelly Fitzpatrick
Enter Sagittarius! Russell joins the Starsigns in uncovering the grim truth of Dukes plans. But it may be too late! Tatiana finally has Taurus in her sights-and nothing can save Rana from the danger lurking just ahead. 1023IM375

TERRORWAR #9 Page 135 $3.99
Saladin Ahmed and Jay Leisten
Series Finale! Victory has a cost. Blue City is in ruins, destroyed by the lies it was built on. And Muhammad and the crew learn that the hardest part of the fight is what comes after. OCT230530

W0RLDTR33 #6 $3.99 Page 136
James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, and Jordie Bellaire
New story arc! With the press of a button, Gabriel Winter changed the world. As his closest friends reckon with the consequences, Special Agent Siobhan Silk must unravel what set all of this in motion 25 years ago in Palo Alto…and attempt to uncover the origin of PH34R. 1023IM402


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #40 & #41 $4.99 Page 13
Zeb Wells and Ed McGuinness
Gang War continues! Battle lines are drawn, with Spidey and his crew being the only ones who can save all of New York City from the worst super criminals to ever super criminal! But is Tombstone on their side?! And you won’t believe your eyes reading the last page of this issue! OCT230579 / OCT230761

Steve Orlando and Vincenzo Carratu
Shattered! Orchis has figured out Iceman’s secret – and brings the fight to his frozen front door! Can Bobby Drake survive this ultimate showdown? OCT230668

AVENGERS INC #4 $3.99 Page 56
Al Ewing and Leonard Kirk
Go for the Juggler! Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She’s got a file on the Death Throws – a worker’s co-operative for themed super villains – that’s taller than she is. His name is Victor Shade. Apparently, he’s been a member for years. Together, they’ve got to find out who’s picking the Death Throws off one by one…before it’s his turn. Plus, in his very last appeareance prior to his demise, Moon Knight! OCT230696

BLACK PANTHER #7 $3.99 Page 58
Eve L. Ewing, Chris Allen, and Mack Chater
A faction war brewing in Birnin T’Chaka? Black Panther learns the devastation of Kivu’Ma – and must deal with the aftermath. But it leaves him, and all of Birnin T’Chaka, shaken. Beisa enlists Black Panther’s help in her ongoing investigation against Wakanda’s crime families which leads to an unexpected and beloved Marvel character appearance, who may know a thing or two about living in exile! Plus, Biti as you’ve never seen her before! [A character was recently revealed to be a member of the LGBTQA community. To mention who it is would spoil the reveal.] OCT230707

Tini Howard and Vasco Georgiev
The Captain comes home! With Otherworld settled, Braddock Manor restored and a blossoming relationship with Rachel Grey, you’d think things were looking pretty good for Betsy Braddock. But it turns out that good ol’ Britain doesn’t want a mutant menace as its Captain, and Betsy has made more than a few enemies in recent years! Quest-less and country-less, she must define a new role for herself. But Morgan Le Fay is back for vengeance, and Captain Britain is first on her list! Luckily, if one captain fails, another may suffice – and Peggy Carter has a right hook that would inspire the devil herself! And is the furious Forgemaster General the Captain Britain that Earth truly deserves? Magical machinations and feral fisticuffs abound – but what role does Doctor Doom play in it all? Collecting issues #1-5. OCT230927

CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 $3.99 Page 33
Alyssa Wong and Stephen Segovia
Stealing from the Stranges! Captain Marvel’s taken up a new profession: thievery! Not that she had much choice in the matter, with Yuna Yang shuttling her to the Negative Zone every time Carol’s do-gooder attitude gets in the way. The Captain’s gotta get these Nega-Bands off so she can reclaim her life, and who better to ask advice from than the Sorcerer Supreme, Clea Strange? But when Yuna’s hands get sticky again, Carol finds herself in the sorcerer’s crosshairs… OCT230654

Stephanie Phillips and Carlos Magno
With Capwolf at the helm, the Howling Commandos are ready to take down their foes at Wolfsschanze. But the Nazis have a secret weapon up their sleeves – and if she can’t win Steve’s allegience, she’ll happily settle for his head! OCT230652

DAREDEVIL #4 $4.99 Page 42
Saladin Ahmed and German Peralta
Don’t miss Bullseye! Bullseye makes his bloody entrance into Matt Murdock’s new life, and Hell’s Kitchen is caught in the crossfire. As the bodies pile up, Daredevil is forced to make an impossible choice between stopping his deadliest enemy…and saving the soul of his friend! SEP230714

DAREDEVIL GANG WAR #1 $4.99 Page 15
Erica Schultz and Sergio Davila
The heat is on in Hell’s Kitchen! Elektra Natchios, former assassin turned Daredevil, has been recruited by the Amazing Spider-Man to stop New York City from tearing itself apart as every mobster and super villain in town go to war! And Elektra is the only thing standing in the way of Hell’s Kitchen’s annihilation at the hands of a dangerous new gang – the heat – whose violent schemes from the pages of Daredevil unfold! OCT230586

DARK X-MEN #5 $3.99 Page 50
Steve Foxe and Jonas Scharf
Inferno! The Limbo Embassy falls as Orchis’ secret weapon against Madelyne Pryor ascends to the throne. When the flames die down, who will emerge as the one true Goblin Queen – and will any of the Dark X-Men survive to see the outcome?! OCT230675

DOCTOR APHRA #39 $4.99 Page 72
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
Above All! A Dark Droids tie in! The Scourge sets its sights on Tagge Corporation and Domina Tagge! As the Acquisitor falls from the sky, Doctor Aphra fights for survival… …against an entity that threatens to consume everything she loves! (Including herself!) OCT230757

Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Kev Walker
Mantis’ Mission? Earth! The Guardians of the Galaxy have all had to change and adapt since the Grootfall began but none more than Mantis. What fractured Mantis, and what secrets has she been keeping from the team? It’s time to put the past to bed, and there’s only one thing that can help the Guardians do it: an Infinity Stone! OCT230714

IMMORTAL THOR #5 $4.99 Page 59
Al Ewing and Martin Coccolo
The all new Thor Corps! Toranos has returned – and to face him, the King of Asgard has gathered his army. But if even an army of storm gods could not stop the Elder God of Thunder…what then? This is the story of The Immortal Thor…and the battle that will define him. OCT230710

IMMORTAL X-MEN #18 $3.99 Page 52
Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck
Forever changes! Being immortal means nothing when you’ve run out of time. There’s no future. There’s no past. There’s no way out. OCT230682

INCREDIBLE HULK #7 $3.99 Page 63
Philip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein
Hulk vs the War Devils! The Hulk and the undead Ghost Rider make amends, but Ghost Rider smells an evil in the air – and it’s been terrorizing a small community. With Bruce’s teenage sidekick, Charlie, determined to prove herself as a hero, Hulk must face them down before she gets herself into more trouble than she bargained for! OCT230725

Philip Kennedy Johnson, Nic Klein, Various (CA) Nic Klein
A new age of monsters! As an enraged Hulk tries to take permanent control of the body he shares with Bruce Banner, a mysterious immortal turns every monster on Earth against him in an attempt to free their creator, the primordial Mother of Horrors! With the help of an unlikely new friend, Banner must stop the world from being plunged into darkness – and his journeys take him from an abandoned coal-mining town that gives terrifying new meaning to the term “ghost town” to swamplands where a sultry seductress lures unsuspecting victims into her trap! What is her connection to Marvel’s macabre muck-monster – and will the Hulk burn at the Man-Thing’s touch?! Plus: A documentary crew on the Hulk’s trail gets too close to the action! Collecting Incredible Hulk (2023) #1-5 and Hulk Annual (2023) #1. OCT230924

J.M. Dematteis and Todd Nauck
A blast from the past, set when Magneto was headmaster of Xavier’s School! Magneto may once have been the X-Men’s fiercest foe – but when Professor X leaves the planet for life-saving treatment, the Master of Magnetism inherits a new title: teacher! The New Mutants suddenly find themselves under his tutelage, but can these young X-Men-in-training learn to take orders from a reforming super villain who’s tried to kill them and their predecessors?! There are two sides to every story, and J.M. DeMatteis and Todd Nauck weave a tale that will show how Magneto was rightXfrom a certain point of view. In fact, the mutant known as Irae has taken Magneto’s lessons to heart in a way that will upend even his best strategies! Prepare to meet the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants! Collecting issues #1-4. [The New Mutants including Karma are featured in this flashback series when Magneto was the headmaster of the School For Gifted Youngsters.] OCT230919

Utkarsh Ambudkar, Robbie Thompson, Jason Concepcion, Justina Ireland, Tadam Gyadu, Sid Kotian, Moisés Hidalgo, Karen Darboe, and Luciano Vecchio
And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes from all walks of life united against a common threat. Join a team of Marvel’s finest creators, from veterans to new recruits full of potential, for four tremendous tales of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Don’t miss the latest anthology in the Marvel’s Voices series. 75960609565000111

Kyle Starks and Jesus Hervas
Justice has teeth! When Kraven the Hunter abducts the teleporting hound Lockjaw at the same time as a local scientist mixed up with A.I.M. goes missing, it’s up to Throg the Frog of Thunder, Redwing the Falcon, Chewie the catlike Flerken, Lucky the Pizza Dog, Bats the Ghost Dog and their scrappy new ally, D-Dog to save the day! But there’s more to this case than meets the eye, and something infernal lurks in the shadows. Can feathers, fangs and claws stand against one of the deadliest foes in the Marvel Universe? Or will these Pet Avengers be made to suffer their worst nightmares? Prepare yourself for heartbreak, because not everyone is making it out of this one! Collecting issues #1-4.

Charlie Jane Anders and Enid Balam
Best-selling writer Charlie Jane Anders launches the New Mutants into a new era! When Escapade and her new friends decide to try their hand at Robin-Hooding, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could level New York City: Count Nefaria is building a new Lethal Legion – and Escapade, Scout and Cerebella line up to enlist! But when they find themselves in way over their heads, surely the OG New Mutants will ride to the rescue? Maybe not: Wolfsbane is trapped in a sewer with a very angry beastie, Magik’s got X-Men business and Dani and Karma have no idea that their young charges are in trouble at all. Uh-oh! As Nefaria becomes more powerful than ever, this ultimate heist might prove to be genuinely lethal! Collecting issues #1-5. OCT230922

ORIGINAL X-MEN #1 $5.99 Page 53
Christos N. Gage and Greg Land
The OG 5 on an all new adventure! Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman and Angel – the first and greatest heroes to bear the X-Men name – once traveled into their own futures and reset the course of history. Now another multiversal mystery calls them forth. When the dust settles, one hero will remain, trapped in the world as we know it. With shocking surprise guests and heart-pounding twists and turns, Christos Gage and Greg Land kick off a story that will shake the whole MU! OCT230685

Alex Paknadel, Jan Bazaldua, and Chris Campana
Nature vs. nurture? Carnage Reigns may be over, but Normie Osborn and the Rascal symbiote’s problems are only just beginning! For weeks, Normie has pacified the symbiote and managed to keep the rabid killing machine inside it under control. He’s been trying to do the right thing and, in the process, has had to face down small-time criminals and lowlifes. But that leaves him poorly prepared when the bloodthirsty and brutal mercenary Crossbones tracks him down, intent on taking both Normie’s symbiote and his life! In a battle for survival, Normie is about to learn that you can’t fight nature – but if he starts losing himself to the corrupting influence of his symbiote, his family and pal Dylan Brock are prepared to mount a final push to save the Red Goblin from himself! Collecting issues #6-10. OCT230913

SCARLET WITCH VOL 2 $17.99 Page 87
Steve Orlando, Lorenzo Tammetta, and Sara Pichelli
Family matters! The Scarlet Witch’s loyalties will be tested when an enemy of the Kree/Skrull Empire falls through the Last Door, desperate for help avenging their fallen comrades. Will Wanda honor the commitment she made to helping those in need? Or will her love for her son Wiccan and his husband, Hulkling – who happens to be the emperor of that Empire – triumph over all? Then, a familiar figure appears at Wanda’s shop, and it seems rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated. But does he come as friend or foe? And why has a corner of Oklahoma been transformed into the Emerald City?! Plus: The magic-hating Hexfinder has sworn vengeance on all witches and won’t stop until Wanda is a trophy on her wall! Prepare for a battle between chaos magic and alchemical might! Collecting issues #6-10. OCT23091

Rainbow Rowell, Jessica Gao, Andres Genolet, and various
She-Hulk and Hulk face off against one of She-Hulk’s most dangerous villains! But is Hulk’s scary new incarnation the best teammate to have? OCT230648

SPIDER-WOMAN #2 $4.99 Page 19
Steve Foxe and Carola Borelli
Spider-Woman goes to war against the Gang War tearing through New York. On the trail of the ruthless Diamondback and his mysterious backers, Jess commits a little corporate espionage, which may bury her in a dark corner of her past. Plus, the shadowy Green Mamba prowls for a rematch Spider-Woman may not be ready for! OCT230600

Saladin Ahmed and Juan Ferreyra
Spider-Man gets stuck in the most horrifying haunted house with some of the most important people in his life. It has to be Mysterio’s doing, right? When Spidey finds Quentin Beck, that’s what he thinks. But what if it’s not?! OCT230658

THUNDERBOLTS #1 $4.99 Page 40
Collin Kelly and Geraldo Borges
Bucky Barnes, the Revolution, just inherited a mountain of covert intel, and he has one objective: justice. Like lightning. He’s going after the establishment, the people no one else is willing or able to take down, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win. Teaming with the mysterious Contessa Valentina Allegra De Fontaine, Bucky assembles a team of black-ops heavy hitters to pursue high-profile targets like the Red Skull, Kingpin and even Doctor Doom himself. No one is safe from the Thunderbolts! [Yelena Belova, the White Widow, may be asexual.] 75960620741100111

UNCANNY AVENGERS #5 $3.99 Page 51
Gerry Duggan and Javier Garron
Captain Krakoa – unmasked! OCT230676

UNCANNY SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 Page 49
Si Spurrier and Lee Garbett
In the claws of the Vulture! Mystique is missing, mutantkind is scattered and hunted and Nightcrawler must finally face the demons he’s been keeping in the shadows. But it looks like Orchis will be helping him bare his soul…as they rend the flesh from his bones! Does Kurt Wagner’s extraordinary journey end here? OCT230669

VENOM #28 $3.99 Page 48
Al Ewing and Julius Ohta
A symbiotic free for all!
Freshly united and teamed up, Venom and Toxin fight like hell to save one of the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes from the darkness within her, unleashed by an all-new, all-horrifying symbiote! Remember how Venom used to eat brains but then got over that as it tried to become a hero? Well, this symbiote doesn’t share that kind nature!

Al Ewing
, Torunn Gronbekk, Various
For months, Eddie Brock’s consciousness has been displaced in time! You’ve seen what happens when he flung himself into the far future of the Marvel Universe – now see what happens when he tries to traverse its past! When the Golden Age robotic hero known as Flexo returns, the part that symbiotes have played in the Marvel Universe is about to take a surprising and new turn! Then Toxin – offspring of Carnage – returns, more terrifying than ever! Get ready for a symbiote unlike anything you’ve ever seen! And Doctor Doom has something Eddie Brock needs. What could it be?! As two of the most dangerous entities in the world clash, what calamitous circumstance will befall both Eddie and Doom? Collecting issues #22-25. OCT230916

WHITE WIDOW #2 $3.99 Page 28
Sarah Gailey and Alessandro Miracolo
Just as Yelena Belova begins to settle into life in suburbia as a consultant for honest, hardworking assassins, change comes in the form of Armament – a company whose endeavors seem to infiltrate every aspect of life in the tiny town of Idyllhaven. But what exactly is Armament’s interest in Idyllhaven – and what does it have to do with Yelena’s rogue mentees? OCT230635

X-FORCE #47 $3.99 Page 50
Ben Percy and Robert Gill
X-Force: Reloaded! A special issue! X-Force reborn!
In the aftermath of Colossus’ and Beast’s revelations, X-Force must regroup. And before they tackle their next mission – they must marshal their forces at a new base at the ends of the world! But if the harsh arctic environment won’t do them in…perhaps Orchis will! Plus: Be here for Quentin Quire’s surprise discovery from the Hellfire Gala! OCT230672

X-MEN #29 $3.99 Page 44
Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara
Enter: Doom’s X-Men! With the X-Men at their lowest point, yet another group has moved to claim their title…this one a band of patriotic Latverian mutants loyal only to the great and terrible Doctor Doom! Beloved and celebrated by the nation they are bound to protect, this is one squad of X-Men for whom the Fall of X has given way to glorious summer. SEP230741

Gerry Duggan, Kris Anka & Various
The Fall of X begins here! The Hellfire Gala is always the biggest event of the season, but this year’s party will change everything for Krakoa. What was meant to be mutantkind’s biggest night – including the results of the latest X-Men election – becomes their biggest nightmare! All of your favorite mutants are going to be left reeling after this one – a story filled with shocking revelations, stunning betrayals, horrifying tragedies, impossible deaths and, of course, the most glamorous looks of the year, all in one can’t-miss package! Plus: Who is the new Captain Krakoa? What machinations of the evil Orchis will reunite Rogue and Captain America? Then see the Hellfire Gala from the perspective of the candidates who lost the annual X-Men Vote. And as the Gala is underway, can Iron Man stop the new Stark Sentinels by himself? Collecting X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023, Free Comic Book Day 2023: Avengers/X-Men (Avengers and X-Men stories), X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic (2021) #100-105, Iron Man (2022) #8 and the Hellfire Gala Variants OCT230918

X-MEN RED #18 $3.99 Page 52
Al Ewing and Yildiray Cinar
Final battle! Their armies have clashed – and torn a world apart. Now, finally, the two war leaders meet. Storm versus Genesis for the fate of the Red Planet – as the planet itself fights alongside them! Will Planet Arakko survive? And more – is the secret dream of En Sabah Nur about to come true? OCT230679

October 28, 2023
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