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LGBTQA Previews February 2024 Part 2

Let’s just get right to the list! But first, the “fine print”!

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

ASSASSINS APPRENTICE II #4 $3.99 Page 219
Jody Houser, Robin Hobb, and Ryan Kelly
Placed in the care of Lady Patience, Fritz prepares to learn the Skill under Galen’s iron fist. Will Fritz be forced to abandon one magic to gain the other? Fritz faces scrutiny, loathing, and great expectations. As rumors swirl, will they bring advice or warning? DEC230979

AVATAR FRONTIERS OF PANDORA #2 $3.99 Page 219
Ray Fawkes and Gabriel Guzman
So’lek continues on the path of panuyu (promiser), bringing him face to face with the apex predator of the rainforest, the thanator! Trapped between fight or flight, So’lek discovers there is one more option — one requiring a skill only the Anurai clan, the renowned craftspeople of Pandora, can bestow. DEC230980

BLUE BOOK 1947 #2 $4.99 Page 197
James Tynion IV, Zac Thompson, Michael Avon Oeming, and Gavin Fullerton
In 1947, Flight 105 departed Boise, Idaho on route to Pendleton, Oregon, and find a similar fleet of mysterious lights that pilot Kenneth Arnold encountered in the previous issue. As these aviators’ paths of alien encounters between to cross the quest for truth and what they saw begin to unravel. Also including a True Weird backup story by Aditya Bidikar and Anand RK! DEC230981

CRITICAL ROLE TALES OF EXANDRIA II ARTAGAN #3 $3.99 Page 219
Sam Maggs and Aviv Or
The mystery of Artagan’s hatred of the theatre is revealed! This fey trickster can’t help but steal the spotlight, even while claiming to be above the drama. When chaos ensues and bridges are burned, will he have anyone left to turn to? In classic fabulous fey fashion, the show must go on. DEC230984

DAWNRUNNER #1 $4.99 Page 219
Ram V. and Evan Cagle
A century ago a portal opened over Central America and the Tetza that came through changed our world. Now the world bends all its effort to making the Iron Kings…great mechs that must battle the Tetza for humanity’s continued survival in gladiatorial combat. Anita Marr is the greatest of the pilots and is chosen to pilot a new prototype that could change the tide in humanity’s favor. An all-ages sci-fi epic from rising stars Ram V and Evan Cagle. DEC230985

GHOSTBUSTERS BACK IN TOWN #1 $3.99 Page 220
Greg Pak, David M. Booher, and Blue Delliquanti
A year and a half after the events of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Ghostbusters are officially back in business and headed to where it all began: New York City! Callie, Gary, Trevor, and Phoebe are moving into the Firehouse and ready to take on the Spengler family business… or are they? Ghostbusting on top of changing family dynamics has a way of going awry and that’s exactly what one paranormal force is counting on. See what the Big Apple has in store for the latest generation of Ghostbusters with the first installment of an all-new series that bridges the gap between Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the upcoming sequel! DEC230991

KILLER QUEENS TP VOL 2 KINGS NOT WINGS $19.99 Page 224
David M. Booher, Bradley Clayton & Various
Join rising star David M. Booher and an all-LGBTQ creative team as they tackle issues of identity, family, and freedom in this hilarious and heartfelt sequel. During a day of questionable choices at Space Pride, Max & Alex bump into their old boss, Bieti and his new-and-improved hench bears. The grumpy little simian tries to get them back on his team to chase down a runaway heir to the throne of Sarelia, an alien planet ruled by a brutal patriarchy. Little does he know that the heir in question happens to be Alex’s younger sibling. And they have wings. Turns out, a genetic quirk gives some of their race wings when they’re born. But on a planet that lives by the motto “Kings, not wings”, those born with wings are required to have them cut off. The king is doing all he can to get his youngest heir back on the butcher block and restore the line of succession. As Alex and Max race to save Alex’s sibling from Bieti, the king’s guard, and a galaxy-wide bounty hunt, they’ll dredge up Alex’s past and confront her planet’s misogynist present. Collects Killer Queens II issues #1-4. DEC231033

THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS #8 $4.99 Page 220
Tate Brombal, Nick Robles, and Soo Lee
The final chapter in this special Adam Frakenstein two-parter where Adam takes the reader through the horrors and tragedies of his early life and the beginning of the end of his first family and home. DEC231013

WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER OMNIBUS TP VOL 3 $29.99 Page 226
Jeff Lemire, Tate Brombal, and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
The Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer universe is given a closer look, with two complete series drawn by Tyler Crook and Gabriel Hernandez Walta! In Colonel Weird: Cosmagog, sanity-challenged space adventurer Colonel Weird embarks on a strange journey through space and time for something that he’s long forgotten with his sanity and life at stake! In Barbalien: Red Planet, the shape-shifting superhero Barbalien struggles to find his place in the world during the AIDS crisis…something made all the more difficult when a Martian enemy from the past follows him to earth to take him back, dead or alive. DEC231045

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ABSOLUTE ALL-STAR SUPERMAN HC (2024 EDITION) $125.00 Page 38
Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, and Jamie Grant
From legendary comics storytellers Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely comes one of the greatest Superman stories ever imagined. Following a mission to the surface of the sun, the Man of Steel finds that his invulnerable body has been pushed beyond its limits. An inexorable countdown has begun, and death is the only possible outcome. Faced with this knowledge, the Last Son of Krypton embarks on his final and greatest adventure: preparing his adopted home world for a future without Superman. Collects All-Star Superman #1-12. 1223DC190

ALAN SCOTT THE GREEN LANTERN #5 $3.99 Page 15
Tim Sheridan and Cian Tormey
Alan Scott and the Red Lantern come to blows! But what’s going to happen when these two ancient forces battle it out, and what will it mean for the Green Lantern?! 1223DC090

AMAZONS ATTACK #5 $3.99 Page 22
Josie Campbell and Vasco Georgiev
Disturbing the peace! Queen Nubia and her sisters find themselves in the crosshairs of one of DC’s deadliest hired killers…Peacemaker! Elsewhere, Mary Marvel finds herself asking an unlikely ally for help in clearing the names of all Amazons. But can anyone be trusted in this game of lies?! 1223DC132

BATMAN #142 – #144 $4.99 Page 1
Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez
The tragic death of the leader of the Red Hood Gang in a vat of chemicals has become the subject of myth…but what is the heartbreaking and gruesome tale of the monster who walked away from that violent birth? And how does it affect Batman’s distant future? The Joker Year One begins here!, 1223DC001

The terrifying tale of The Joker Year One continues as a mysterious figure from Batman’s past has come into Joker’s orbit, changing the Clown Prince of Crime forever! And what secrets does the re-formed Red Hood Gang have for Batman’s future?, 1223DC006

The climactic, chilling conclusion to The Joker Year One that will have massive repercussions for the future! The Red Hood Gang is on a rampage and the only man who can stop them…is The Joker! And can Batman stop a devastating new virus in a future where The Joker looms over him?, 1223DC012

BIRDS OF PREY #6 $3.99 Page 12
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Fernandez
It’s all-out war on Themyscira as the team faces off against the mythical Megaera…can the Birds overcome this ancient evil?! Or will one of them have to pay the ultimate price…? 1223DC056

BIRDS OF PREY PROGENY TP $29.99 Page 45
Gail Simone, Paulo Siqueira, James Raiz, Nicola Scott, And Others
Black Canary leaves the team! The Birds of Prey are shaken to the core as more teammates depart and new members join the roster. Who will be asked to join Oracle in her all-new Birds of Prey? Who will refuse, and who will fly the coop for good? And will the team survive long enough to save the day? Birds of Prey: Progeny collects Birds of Prey #92-103. 1223DC201

BLUE BEETLE #6 $3.99 Page 26
Josh Trujillo and Adrian Gutierrez
Blue Beetle’s final showdown with the Blood Scarab begins! Only one scarab wielder will be left standing!, 1223DC167

CATWOMAN #62 $3.99 Page 13
Tini Howard and Carmine Di Giandomenico
Nine Lives part four. Catwoman has completed three of her impossible heists, but her nine lives are running out faster than she thought! Little does she know, someone with a particular use for disposable lives has been paying attention to her new mission–and that someone is none other than AMANDA WALLER! Welcome to the Suicide Squad, Selina Kyle–hope you survive the experience! 1223DC066

DC VS VAMPIRES TP VOL 02 $17.99 Page 46
James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt, Francesco Mortarino, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Humanity lost the first battle…but the war against vampires has only just begun! The Earth is now cloaked in darkness as the victorious vampire empire has taken full control. Pockets of humanity can still be found, struggling to live, but hope fades with every darker day. The leaders of the last surviving resistance force–Green Arrow, Batgirl, and Supergirl–hatch a desperate plan to save the world…or die trying! Collects DC vs. Vampires #7-12. 1223DC202

DETECTIVE COMICS #1082 Page 11
Ram V, Dan Watters, Riccardo Federici, and Christopher Mitten
Elegy of Sand continues, and Batman’s hallucinatory trek across a desert between worlds becomes ever more dangerous as he finds himself face-to-face against…well, you’ll just have to wait and find out. Meanwhile, in Gotham, a strange Utopia is blooming as the Orghams continue to hypnotize the public into believing that Batman never existed. And as this knight-less city thrives, one must ask…did Gotham ever need Batman in the first place? 1223DC047

DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 04 RIDDLE ME THIS $16.99 Page 45
Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shammas, Sina Grace, Ivan Reis, Danny Miki and David Lapham
The Riddler is back in Gotham City in a big way, becoming a media personality and using his newfound influence to wreak havoc on the Dark Knight. As Batman chases down clues to put an end to the Riddler’s machinations, the clock ticks away for the citizens of Gotham, whom Edward Nygma has placed in the line of fire… Then, in Gotham Girl, Interrupted, the super-powered Claire Clover returns to the city that helped ruin her life…to get psychiatric treatment at the new Arkham Tower. But when a murder mystery rocks Gotham Girl’s newfound semblance of normalcy, she finds someone unexpected at the heart of the crime…herself. Collects Detective Comics #1059-1061. 1223DC200

FIRE & ICE WELCOME TO SMALLVILLE #6 $3.99 Page 21
Joanne Starer and Natacha Bustos
It’s all-out chaos in this action-packed finale, and the hits are coming from all sides! Fire and Ice’s pasts have come back to bite them (literally!) and the fate of Smallville itself hangs in the balance! Will the power of their friendship and superheroic prowess be enough to rally locals and villains alike in an effort to save the Superman’s hometown? Or are there some messes that are simply too disastrous to ever clean up? 1223DC122

FLASH #6 $3.99 Page 23
Si Spurrier and Mike Deodato Jr.
After the shocking ending of last issue, Wally West’s world has been completely upended–and as he quite literally is putting the pieces together, The Stillness’s attempts to reach out to a higher power are answered. Lace up your boots as the first arc of the critically-acclaimed new era for the Scarlet Speedster concludes! 1223DC135

GREEN ARROW #9 $3.99 Page 24
Joshua Williamson and Sean Izaakse
Beast World fall out! After months of searching, the Emerald Archer has found Amanda Waller at her new hideout. Oliver Queen has his sights set on taking her out and demands answers for why she messed with his family, but what does Ollie do when Amanda Waller offers him the deal of a lifetime? [Connor Hawke is in the cast.] 1223DC149

GREEN LANTERN WAR JOURNAL #6 $4.99 Page 25
Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Montos
The climactic conclusion of the first arc of Green Lantern: War Journal! John Stewart’s team has faced heavy losses, and he alone comes face-to-face with the Revenant Queen! His only hope to save Earth is to unlock his potential as the mythical Guardian and the Builder, but a shocking twist ending sets John on a quest of discovery across time and space…one that will reveal the hidden origins behind both the Green Lantern Corps and the Darkstars. One story ends, another begins in this can’t-miss issue! 1223DC158

HARLEY QUINN #37 $4.99 Page 14
Tini Howard, Erica Henderson, Sweeney Boo, Various
Honka honka! That nogoodnik Brother Eye has soured my reputation across the whole dang multiverse and it’s gonna take me, myself, and I to put things right. Join me, Tini, Sweeney, and a panoply of clown girl artist extraordinaires as we go across the clowniverse! If you don’t buy this comic then my lawyer P.P. Thompson is gonna sue you!!!! Plus: In 1999 two teenagers went into the woods with a video camera and my twin sister Erica Henderson came out of the woods with a comic book about me that’s got real four-quadrant appeal (I wanted ta make a pun usin’ a word for butts instead of appeal but the lady who’s forcing me to write these told me not to). 1223DC073

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER DEAD IN AMERICA #2 $4.99 Page 33
Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell
With the specter of mortality breathing down his neck, John heads to the Big Easy, where he enlists the skills of old friend Clarice Sackville to heal the fractured mind of Alec Holland, the Swamp Thing, and use that elemental power to kickstart his own dead heart. Perhaps she can do that–but it will require a drug-induced journey into distant realms that’ll shake John to his rotten core. And meanwhile, Nat and Noah learn the magical lengths Clarice is willing to go to in order to extend her own terrifyingly long life. 1223DC183

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK REBIRTH OMNIBUS HC $150.00 Page 40
James Tynion IV, Ram V, Alvaro Martinez Bueno, Various
The last age of magic is upon us! Wonder Woman has gathered the DC Universe’s greatest and strangest to form a new Justice League Dark to protect the world at any cost. But is it too late? Collecting Justice League Dark #1-29; Justice League Dark Annual #1; Justice League Dark 2021 Annual; Justice League Dark/Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour #1; Aquaman #66; Black Adam: Endless Winter Special #1; The Flash #767, #777-779; Justice League #58, #72-74; Justice League: Endless Winter #1-2; Superman: Endless Winter Special #1; Teen Titans: Endless Winter Special #1; Wonder Woman #56-57; Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1; and stories from Justice League #59-71, Future State: Justice League #1-2, and Secrets of Sinister House #1. 1223DC193

NIGHTWING #111 $4.99 Page 11
Tom Taylor, Michael W. Conrad, Sami Basri, and Francesco Francavilla
Something’s very wrong with Nightwing and it’s starting to catch up to him. Can the world’s greatest detective help him figure out what’s going on before it’s too late? Plus: The Plague has left 14th Century Europe in chaos, as a young man known only as the Son of Gray hunts the man who killed his father. A story of revenge, told in two parts. 1223DC051 (Bruno Redondo cover) / 1223DC054 (Nick Robles cardstock $5.99 cover)

OUTSIDERS #4 $4.99 Page 12
Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Robert Carey
Luke Fox assembled the Outsiders to brave the unknown. To discover the forgotten, to bring the hidden to light, and to use the truth underneath them all to find a better way forward. Little does he know the Drummer has a plan of her own–and she’s one step closer to bringing it to fruition! Something happened at the turn of the millennium that shook the universe, and in this pivotal chapter, the Outsiders head into the strange shadows of London’s underground to discover just what–or who–is at the center of this new crisis! 1223DC062

POISON IVY #19 $3.99 Page 14
G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara (CA) Jessica Fong
A story decades in the making! Long has her tale been told by others, but witness for the first time–in intimate detail–the one true secret origin of Poison Ivy, as revealed by the viridescent villainess herself. The GLAAD Media Award-winning team of writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Marcio Takara reunites to tell this heartbreaking and historic origin story as only they can. 1223DC077

POWER GIRL #6 $3.99 Page 14
Leah Williams and Margurite Sauvage
The citizens of Metropolis are missing! Looking for an escape, many have fallen victim to Avalon, a new street drug that transports you to a simpler era…the Medieval Times! And turns out that it’s not just a trip you take in your mind, people are being physically transported to this magical plane too! Looks like a job for Power Girl and her new bff, Supergirl?! 1223DC116

SPIRIT WORLD TP $16.99 Page 36
Alyssa Wong and Haining
Spirit World follows the adventures of Xanthe Zhou, a non-binary Chinese hero with the ability to travel between the land of the living and that of the Spirit World–the realm of the dead! Xanthe possesses the ability to burn items folded from ceremonial joss paper and turn them into real objects. They can make anything they can fold, but their weapon of choice? A magical broadsword–because who doesn’t love a big sword when you can choose to wield a big sword?! With Batgirl inexplicably trapped in the Spirit World, Xanthe forms a reluctant alliance with DC’s bad boy of the mystic arts, John Constantine, to embark on a search and rescue mission! Who knows what other spirits they’ll find–from a surprisingly powerful granny sorceress to the hanfu and headphone-wearing skateboarder boy with a gaping hole in his chest! Can they complete their mission and find their way back to the land of the living before the dangerous and powerful Jade Court intervenes, or will Xanthe, Cassandra Cain, and Constantine become permanent residents of the land of the dead? Spirit World comes to life in the hands of beloved comics and sci-fi author Alyssa Wong and rising star illustrator Haining! Get on board an unforgettable journey with one of comics’ most compelling new characters! Collects Spirit World #1-6 as well as Xanthe’s stories from Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1 and DC Pride 2023! 1223DC187

TALES OF THE TITANS TP $16.99 Page 35
Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Tini Howard, Steve Orlando, Andrew Constant, Javier Rodriguez, Eleonora Carlini, Kath Lobo, Brandt & Stein, and more
The Titans have stepped up to become the DCU’s premier superhero team, and all eyes are on them! Who are Starfire, Raven, Donna Troy, and Beast Boy? Where do they come from, and what do they stand for? All will be revealed in this all-new series of spotlight tales in the spirit of the beloved 1980s classic Tales of the New Teen Titans! When a spaceship bearing Tamaranean markings crash-lands on Earth, alien princess and warrior Starfire goes on a solo mission to uncover its origins! Raven comes to the aid of a woman in over her head with the Church of Blood, and she’ll have to face a terrible reminder of her mother’s tragic past…and an evil closer to her than you may think! Donna Troy has always seen the world through the lens of her camera, and when she hears rumors of an insidious new leader on the rise in Markovia, she’ll stop at nothing to use her powers and her photography to bring the truth to light! When a scientist with nothing to lose needs a battered and weakened Beast Boy’s powers for terrifying ends, Gar will have to face what truly makes him special…and save his own life in the process! This epic collection includes Tales of the Titans #1-4 and sets up the next big DCU epic–Titans: Beast Worlddo not miss it! 1223DC186

TIM DRAKE ROBIN TP VOL 02 A CASE OF CHAOS $19.99 Page 47
Meghan Fitzmartin, Nikola Cizmesija, Serg Acuna, Belen Ortega, and Alberto Alburquerque
A new chapter of Robin’s story begins! Picking up after the explosive events in Volume 1, it’s date night for Tim and his boyfriend, Bernard, and the recent sense of calm in Gotham Marina is about to change! Batwoman shows up with a mystery only the world’s best Robin can solve–if they can team up and learn to work together, that is. They need to figure it out fast if they’re going to free themselves from the Chaos Monsters! Collects Tim Drake: Robin #7-10 and four short stories from the DC Pride: Tim Drake Special. 1223DC208

TITANS #8 $3.99 Page 24
Tom Taylor and Stephen Segovia
The Titans are not the same heroes they were when Beast World began. Can this team hold the world together after everything they’ve been through? Can these friends unite against strengthening enemies hellbent on tearing them apart? Or will they crumble in the face of a new world order? 1223DC143

VIGIL TP $16.99 Page 37
Ram V, Lalit Sharma, Devmalya Pramanik, and Sid Kotian
Uncover the DCU’s greatest conspiracy! Who are the Vigil? Meet a mysterious new South Asian superteam operating in the shadows. Given powers they didn’t want, Arclight, Saya, Dodge, and Castle are determined to shut down metahuman research and weaponized illegal technology created for military applications at any cost. Along the way they’ll encounter strange individuals that could be allies or enemies–not a surprise for a group that exists to shut down state-sponsored superhumans–and clean up the mess before any hero or villain arrives, as if both the crime and the Vigil were never there. Written by Ram V and powerfully illustrated by Lalit Kumar Sharma and Devmalya Pramanik! Uncover a top-secret metahuman conspiracy in this enigmatic, reality-altering new adventure! Collects The Vigil #1-6. 1223DC189

WONDER WOMAN #6 $4.99 Page 22
Tom King, Daniel Sampere, and Belen Ortega
Wonder Woman against her greatest foes! After thwarting each threat that the Sovereign has thrown at her, he decides to bring in the biggest guns the DCU has to offer. Let the battle royale begin! Plus, the Super Sons’ bedtime story goes wrong! 1223DC126

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D&D SATURDAY MORNING ADVENTURES 2 #2 $3.99 Oage 232
David Booher and George Kambadais
Bobby is missing! After crash-landing in the middle of a pirate war on the Sword Coast, the party has one fewer member and one more? Bobby and Sheila have been clashing over Bobby’s increasingly, well, barbaric behavior, and it appears Bobby has now run away. With Dungeon Master’s health deteriorating and the quest to find a cure further out of reach, they get help from a surprising ally. Oh, did we mention there’s a sea monster? Because there’s definitely a sea monster. Continuing the all-new adventures based on the classic cartoon, with writer David Booher and George Kambadais, the same team that brought you last year’s acclaimed Saturday Morning Adventures miniseries! DEC231081

EARTHDIVERS #15 $3.99 Page 235
Stephen Graham Jones and Davide Gianfelice
In 1776, Emily’s mission starts to take shape as she finds an ally in Benjamin Franklin and the two begin working together to eliminate targets. Emily hopes that will be enough to finally change history once and for all in the way intended. However, there are more enemies in 1776 than there are allies, and Emily is about to be sorely reminded of that fact. DEC231101

EARTHDIVERS TP VOL 2 ICE AGE $15.99 Page 237
Stephen Graham Jones and Riccardo Burchielli
Guest artists Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ), Patricio Delpeche, and Emily Schnall join Stephen Graham Jones — New York Times best-selling author of The Only Good Indians and My Heart Is a Chainsaw — for a mission to the Ice Age exploring America’s pre-Columbian past! When Martin and Tawny’s children disappeared, the couple barreled into the desert to track them down at any cost. Instead, they ran afoul of another group of rovers who claimed to be saving the world by traveling through a cave portal to the year 1492 to prevent the creation of America…an idea that defied belief until the grieving parents were lured into the cave and vanished in time and space. Now alone, Tawny must adapt to the wild marshlands of prehistoric Florida, circa 20,000 BC, and the breathtaking and bloodthirsty megafauna are the least of her problems when she’s caught in a war between a community of native Paleo-Indians and an occupying Solutrean force. Tawny’s odds of survival are in free fall, but she’s a mother on a mission and she’s holding on to hope that the cave brought her here for a family reunion. In the tradition of Saga, the next chapter of the critically acclaimed sci-fi epic is here in Earthdivers Vol. 2. Collects Earthdivers #7-10. DEC231107

STAR TREK DEFIANT #12 $4.99 Page 231
Christopher Cantwell and Mike Feehan
Original Star Trek: Defiant writer-artist duo Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzueta delve into the sci-fi horror genre in arc three of the fan-favorite series!Eager to move past the unofficial bounty-hunting mission assigned to them by Starfleet, disgraced former ambassador and Starfleet legend, Worf, and his rogue crew make way for Starbase 99, a run-down remnant of the Dominion War, to complete their fugitive drop-off. The clandestine assignment has left them disillusioned with Starfleet and with one another, but a surprise awaits the Defiant crew, threatening to tear the crew apart even further literally. DEC231070

STAR TREK PICARD’S ACADEMY #6 $3.99 Page 231
Sam Maggs and Greco Ornella
It’s do-or-die for Picard and cadets in the finale of Picard’s Academy!Romulans storm the ship while Starfleet remains out of reach and potentially unaware of the threat headed their way, but the cadets have finally come to an agreement, electing Jean-Luc to the captain’s chair. They’re finally willing to follow Picard’s lead, and Picard is finally willing to acknowledge their feedback now acting as a proper crew. But is it too late? Will Picard fail his crewmates once again and, worse yet, see the start of an interstellar war? So much for graduating early! DEC231073

TMNT ONGOING #148 $3.99 Page 230
Sophie Campbell and Vincenzo Federici
With Armaggon traveling further and further back in time, Donatello begins to wonder just when he’s going. And while Donnie plans, an ally shows their hand. Join Sophie Campbell and artist Vincenzo Federici as the road to #150 continues! DEC231060

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES REBORN TP VOL 8 $19.99 Page 237
Sophie Campbell, Michael Walsh, Gavin Smith & Various
Reeling from the events of The Armageddon Game, the TMNT grapple to hold it all together as the rest of New York City struggles to find equilibrium. A shamed mayor. A fallen wall. A new borough and broken trust among a found family. The city’s new dynamic means a new slate of challenges and opportunities. And while a dark threat lurks in the shadows of Mutant Town, several of the Turtles’ closest allies separate themselves from the brothers. Plus, the Turtles take to the streets for a simple patrol. But what they find will rock their shells! Realities collide when they come face to face with a threatening force from the future! Can the brothers band together to take down this mysterious foe? Collects issues #140X144 and the 2023 Annual! DEC231105

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CRAVE #4 $3.99 Page 137
Maria Llovet
David, Alexandra, Albert, and Sofia are shocked by the events of the previous issue.They need a landline to call Kei, so they take refuge with Alex’s friend Daga, an eccentric fetish fashion designer and tarotist.Kei reveals some shocking truths about Crave…and they make a plan to stop the app! 1223IM264

DEVIANT #4 $3.99 Page 138
James Tynion IV and Joshua Hixson
When Michael Schmitz decided to turn his lifelong fascination with the Deviant Killer into a comic book, he didn’t realize the process would bring him so close to the abyss. Now, as new blood spills in a decades-old story, Michael discovers that he might already be in too deep. 1223IM267

LOVE EVERLASTING #12 $3.99 Page 140
Tom King and Elsa Charretier
“Just West of Love” part two. More answers to all of your questions! The bloody, tragic tale of the Cowboy’s origin continues. In a world without love, in a world without Joan, how does a man live? How far into the depths of hell will his loss take him? Journey with the Cowboy on his quest to find the woman who must always leave. 1223IM301

MONSTRESS #49 $3.99 Page 140
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
New story arc. Maika and her allies have returned, weakened and altered, to a Known World turned upside down by war. From the relative safety of the Wave Empress’s domain, they’ll reunite with old friends and face the new challenges of a status quo they never expected. 1223IM303

NIGHTS #5 $3.99 Page 140
Wyatt Kennedy and Luigi Formisano
Ay-yo, it’s a nice, normal, chill time at the local water park. Don’t mind the mysterious liquid floating in the water, it’s probably nothing! Vince and Gray are finally gonna chat about their feelings, what could go wrong?, 1223IM308

ONE HAND #1 $3.99b Page 134
Ram V, Laurence Campbell, and Lee Loughridge
Neo Novena detective Ari Nasser is about to retire with an enviable record, until a brutal murder occurs, bearing all the hallmarks of the ‘One Hand Killer’…which should be impossible, since Ari already put him away not once, but twice in the years before.What follows is a deadly cat-and-mouse game as Ari pursues his quarry down the rain-soaked streets of Neo Novena. Ari will stop at nothing to unravel the secrets and ciphers of this case, but each revelation only leads further into the dark heart of his future-metropolis and Ari’s own beleaguered soul. The One Hand is a miniseries that will keep you guessing until the very end.For fans of Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and Black Mirror. 1223IM228

PHANTOM ROAD #9 $3.99 Page 141
Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Dom and Birdie have stopped for a night in an abandoned motel for a chance at rest and sleep. But when they are attacked by unknown forces, will the tiny creature trusted to their care be the key to their safety or their destruction? 1223IM313

SIX FINGERS #1 $3.99 Page 134
Dan Watters, Sumit Kumar, and Lee Loughridge
Neo Novena archaeology student Johannes Vale has always been so very in control of his life. But when he commits a brutal murder using the M.O. of a historic and notorious serial killer, everything begins to spiral out of control…primarily as Johannes doesn’t remember doing it.What follows is a deadly cat-and-mouse game as Johannes seeks refuge in the rain-soaked streets of Neo Novena. He will stop at nothing to unravel the secrets and ciphers of what he did and why he did it; but each revelation only leads further into the dark heart of his future-metropolis and Johannes’ own heartbroken soul. The Six Fingers is a miniseries that will keep you on the edge until the very end.For fans of Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and Black Mirror. 1223IM230

W0RLDTR33 #8 $3.99 Page 143
James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, and Jordie Bellaire
Gabriel Winter always had one eye on the future. So how long did he know that the end of the internet was inevitable…or that the Lane family would be at the center of this conflict? Elsewhere, FBI agent Siobhan Silk’s search for PH34R nears its end, but what she stumbles across is worse than she ever imagined. 1223IM338

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AVENGERS #10 $3.99 Page 36
Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa
As the Avengers battle the Twilight Court, the mysterious Myrddin has his rival within reach. With Kang being the only source of information the Avengers have regarding the Tribulation Events, can the Avengers save him before Myrddin strikes? [Two and possibly more members of the Twilight Court are LGBTQA.] NOV230612

AVENGERS TWILIGHT #3 $4.99 Page 10
Chip Zdarsky and Daniel Acuna
Off the shores of New York City sits the Rafy, a government facility full of secrets and danger! Can Captain America infiltrate it before the new Iron Man gives him the same gruesome fate as Tony Stark? DEC230554

BLACK PANTHER #9 $3.99 Page 53
Eve L. Ewing, Chris Allen, and Mack Chatet
T’Challa’s allies kidnapped and his city under siege! Between Baba Nkisu and Cartier St. Croix teaming up, tensions being higher than ever among Birnin T’Chaka’s crime families and the vengeful spirit known as the Grey Wolf on the prowl, Black Panther will need to gather all of his allies – from Shuri to Beisa – in order to keep the city from being torn asunder! [A character was recently revealed to be a member of the LGBTQA community. To mention who it is would spoil the reveal.] DEC230701

CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 $3.99 Page 41
Alyssa Wong and Jan Bazaldua
Revelations in the wings! Who are the Undone, and what do they want with Captain Marvel? Their worlds already intersect more than the Captain knows. And if that’s stressing Carol out, “tense” takes on a whole new meaning when Yuna Yang drags her along for a family visit! Mysteries unravel in Alyssa Wong and Jan Bazaldua’s hottest issue yet! DEC230662

CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 1 THE OMEN $15.99 Page 84
Alyssa Wong, Jan Bazaldua, and Various
Highest, furthest, fastest! Captain Marvel has a new look, a new creative team and a new status quo! When cat burglar Yuna Yang set out to steal the legendary Nega-Bands, she was looking for a quick paycheck. What she got was a free ticket to the Negative Zone – and permanent entanglement with Carol Danvers! Permanent until death, that is. And it doesn’t look like Yuna’s going to make it to old age – not with the Omen hot on her tail and hungry for the bands’ power! Meanwhile, Carol’s got to get these blasted bangles off and reclaim her life – and who better to ask for advice than the Sorcerer Supreme Clea Strange? Because the more Carol keeps getting bounced into the Negative Zone, the more likely it is she’ll have to face Blastaar the Living Bomb-Burst! Collecting Captain Marvel (2023) #1-4. DEC230761

DAREDEVIL #6 $4.99 Page 39
Saladin Ahmed and German Peralta
A book of revelations! In their first no-holds-barred arc of Daredevil, Saladin Ahmed and Aaron Kuder tore Matt Murdock’s world asunder! With those closest to him ensnared by some dangerous and malevolent force, Matt’s been left with nothing but questions. In this issue he finally starts to get some answers from the strangest source of all. DEC230655

DAREDEVIL BY CHIP ZDARSKY OMNIBUS HC VOL 1 $100.00 Page 76
Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto & Various
After a dangerous brush with death, Matt Murdock must piece together his shattered life. Years of trauma have taken their toll, and becoming the guardian of Hell’s Kitchen again won’t be easy. Mistakes will be made – and one might prove to be the end of Daredevil! With a criminal dead, Matt must go on the run in a desperate bid to clear his name! Meanwhile, Mayor Wilson Fisk continues to make New York a dangerous place for vigilantes, the Owl turns his horrifying sights on Hell’s Kitchen and a gang of lethal super villains runs riot. As Typhoid Mary and Bullseye return, DD makes a surprising stand with a shocking outcome. Now Elektra must step up to fill the role Matt has vacated – and show that she is a woman without fear! Collecting Daredevil (2019) #1-30 and annual (2020) #1. DEC230750

DAREDEVIL GANG WAR #3 $4.99 Page 32
Erica Schultz and Sergio Davila
For the first time in her life, Elektra may be out of her depth! With the city engulfed in violence and chaos, she’s the only thing standing between the people of Hell’s Kitchen and a bloodthirsty criminal conspiracy! Order using 75960620778700311

DEAD X-MEN #2 $4.99 Page 24
Steve Foxe and Vincenzo Carratu
The impossible team on an impossible quest! The Dead X-Men leap across time and space in a last-ditch effort to prevent catastrophe, but they’re not the only ones breaking through the fabric of reality! As these five mutants go places no one has gone before, a cloaked figure stalks them from the shadows and nothing will survive if she reaches her goal! DEC230604

EDGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE #1 $4.99 Page 11
Collin Kelly, Nilah Magruder, Jackson Lanzing, Alex Segura, Travel Foreman, and Eric Gapstur
The now perennial Spider-Hit is back as we start the build to the biggest Spider-Versal story we’ve ever done! We all know who Weapon X is, but who is Weapon VIII?! In their universe, when Weapon X escapes from his facility, they call on their greatest previous success to get him back. Spider-Byte returns! You may not have realized that the digital avatar Spider-Character who made her big screen debut in Across the Spider-Verse came from the comics first! She’s back in comics now and you don’t want to miss her! 75960620826500111

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #2 $4.99 Page 12
Gerry Duggan and Lucas Werneck
Not without a fight! The X-Men may be at their lowest spot, and they may be on the brink of complete eradication but they are not going down without a fight! Polaris returns to guide the X-Men home, bringing a wicked surprise for Orchis! This epic tale split in two continues as the Krakoan Age nears its conclusion! DEC230561

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 55
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Kev Walker
Groot has been on a journey for the past year, and all the growth and loss and heartache have been for this moment. Can the Guardians confront their pasts to ensure their family has a future? Grootfall comes to its triumphant conclusion! DEC230704

IMMORTAL THOR #7 $4.99 Page 51
Al Ewing and Martin Coccolo
The trials of Utgard! oung Thor faced the tricks of the Utgard-Loki, with all that lived at stake – in a tale twice-told and now told again. Yet the teller was the Skald of Realms, in their aspect as Thor’s enemy. And thus, the tale could twist upon itself – and if Thor faltered, it could make a new end. This is the story of the Immortal Thor and the story may yet destroy us all. DEC230692

IMMORTAL X-MEN TP VOL 4 $17.99 Page 101
Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck
Charles Xavier had a dream – now he has nothing. Orchis’ savage strike on Krakoa’s Hellfire Gala was more horrifying than Xavier and the Quiet Council ever could have dreamed. Mutantkind has been all but wiped from the face of the Earth – and it’s partly Charles’ doing! As Sebastian Shaw tries to profit from the tragedy, Exodus steps up to lead his displaced people to a new promised land, but the desert holds many dangers! And Xavier, who swore to stay on Krakoa and defend its memory, is leaving. There must be a good reason he decided to swap one doomed island for another, but dark secrets await him beneath Muir Island! Meanwhile, something is very wrong with Jean Grey – or is it something very right? Being immortal means nothing when you run out of time! Collecting issues #14-18. DEC230771

INCREDIBLE HULK #9 $3.99 Page 50
Philip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein
Hulk vs the Angel of Death – Frozen Charlotte! Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s latest spine-chilling tale brings Hulk into a supernatural town haunted by a serial killer but she is no mere mortal killer, and Hulk will need the help of a supernatural detective in order to track her down! DEC23068

POWER PACK INTO THE STORM #2 $3.99 Page 56
Louise Simonson and June Brigman
When agents of both the Snarks and the Brood – old enemies of the Power Pack – attack the Power siblings overnight, it will take the combined might of the siblings and their allies to escape in one piece. But the Powers are not the only prize their enemies seek. [Power Pack is a favorite of some LGBTQA readers. While as a young adult Julie Power’s character comes out as lesbian, this series is set during the Power kids’ childhoods.] DEC230706

RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #2 $5.99 Page 25
Al Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
The key, the secret! In the depths, Magneto was given a key by strange forces – and impossibly, he holds it still. Now, in death, Max Eisenhardt judges his own life – and counts the cost. Should he return to the world? Can he allow Storm to bring him back? And what does the Deep Key unlock? DEC230607

RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #2 $5.99 Page 13
Kieron Gillen and R. B. Silva
The last hope outside of reality! Outside time and space is mutantdom’s last hope. Floating between dimensions, hiding from a Dominion who wishes to crush them. Can Xavier and his crew survive? And when we find out their plan, will we want them to? The end of the Krakoan Age continues in this epic tale split in two! DEC230568

SCARLET WITCH & QUICKSILVER #1 $4.99 Page 18
Steve Orlando and Lorenzo Tammetta
Old Rivalries and New Mysteries! The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have been heroes, friends, family heads and occasionally villains, but, above all, they are twins who look out for each other. So when Wanda receives a letter from the recently deceased Magneto that would upset Pietro, she burns the letter before her brother can read it.
But her choice drives them apart at the worst possible time: a new threat heralded by the Wizard – with a horrifying eldritch upgrade – is coming for their heads, and if they can’t find a way to repair their damaged bond, it will cost them their lives. Join the fan-favorite Scarlet Witch creative team as they celebrate sixty years of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver with this new chapter in the twins’ storied legacy! Order using 75960620827200111

SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #5 $3.99 Page 38
Rainbow Rowell and Ig Guara
She-Hulk, Hell-Cat and Captain Marvel were supposed to have a nice night out at Hell-Cat’s favorite bar but it’s the Marvel Universe and in the Marvel Universe, we can’t have nice things. With their very souls at stake, Captain Marvel asks She-Hulk a question that could have absolutely huge consequences. Order using 75960620782400511

SHE-HULK TP VOL 4 JEN-SATIONAL $15.99 Page 86
Rainbow Rowell, Jessica Gao, Andres Genolet, and Various
Jennifer Walters, Esq., is dusting off her adjective and kicking off a new era! The best hero-slash-lawyer in the Marvel Universe is about to remind you why she’s sensational, in a battle against her deadliest challenge yet! Hulks collide when Jen’s incredible cousin pays a visit – and it’s not a social call! Which villain is brave enough to try to bait Marvel’s two strongest gamma-powered heroes (one with way better hair)? Then She-Hulk and her beau, Jack of Hearts, go on vacation – in space! But someone from Jack’s past is looking for him. Someone deadly! Plus: She-Hulk series writer Jessica Gao makes her Marvel Comics debut with a sensational bonus story! Collecting Sensational She-Hulk (2023) #1-4. DEC230762

SPIDER-GWEN SMASH #3 $3.99 Page 44
Melissa Flores and Enid Balam
After an amazing concert in Los Angeles, Gwen is hoping for a quiet day off with the Mary Janes, but that is quickly ruined when Dazzler goes missing! Plus the secret origin of Earth 65’s Hulk is finally revealed! DEC23066

SPIDER-PUNK #1 $3.99 Page 17
Cody Ziglar and Justin Mason
Kick it! Taskmaster crashes the party to stomp out Spider-Punk! What secrets lie under the community center that Spidey and his crew call home base? And how does it all tie back to Norman Osborn? [Supporting character Captain Anarchy is gay.] JAN240554

SPIDER-PUNK #1 $3.99 Page 17
Cody Ziglar and Justin Mason
Kick it! Taskmaster crashes the party to stomp out Spider-Punk! What secrets lie under the community center that Spidey and his crew call home base? And how does it all tie back to Norman Osborn? JAN240554

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SPIDER-WOMAN #4 $3.99 Page 32
Steve Foxe and Carola Borelli
Gand War rages on! Jessica Drew finds the answers she’s been looking for, but her reunion with her son propels her into a new paradigm. But first, there’s a Gang War to finish! And Jess won’t be fighting alone. Not when her best friend is Captain Marvel! DEC230635

STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI #5 $4.99 Page 70
Jody Houser and Salvador Larroca
Imperial forces attempt to draw Obi-Wan out! Reva, Third Sister of the Inquistors, has tightened her grip on the Path outpost that hides the wanted Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The penultimate chapter of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series ends with a bang! Order using 75960620646900511

STAR WARS THRAWN ALLIANCES #2 5.99 Page 68
Jody Houser, Andrea Di Vito, and Pat Olliffe
As Thrawn and Darth Vader carve their way through the galaxy, get a glimpse of their early partnership as Thrawn and Anakin are on the hunt for Padme! DEC230731

THANOS #3 $3.99 age 54
Christopher Cantwell and Luca Pizzari
Thanos unlocks Roberta’s true memories as the goddess Death – and she is not happy about it! Nor are the Illuminati, who are the ones who had given her this new human identity – but first, they must deal with getting the entire city of Fresno safely back to Earth! Order using 75960620825800311

THUNDERBOLTS #3 $3.99 Page 52
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Geraldo Borges
Shang-Chi and the Revolution vs American Kaiju! When an attempt to recruit U.S.Agent and his partner, Todd Ziller, to the fight against Red Skull goes terribly wrong, it will take everything in Shang-Chi’s and Bucky Barnes’ arsenals – and more than a little luck – to keep the American Kaiju from destroying Hong Kong! DEC230698

VENOM #30 $3.99 Page 47
Al Ewing and Cafu
Eddie Brock has spread himself too thin – literally! Fractured, exhausted and losing focus, Eddie risks slipping into a familiar sort of look, along with some old (and lethal) habits! Face-to-face against manifestations of his own anger, hate and wrath, will Eddie have the strength to face his greatest foes yet and emerge victorious?! Face front! This one sets the stage for the next year of the Venom epic! Order using 75960620191403011

WHAT IF VENOM #1 $4.99 Page 6
Jeremy Holt and Jesus Hervas
Years ago, in a familiar church tower, the Venom symbiote was spurned by Peter Parker and found a willing host in the vengeful and wrathful Eddie Brock! Or, at least, that’s the story you know! From rising stars Jeremy Holt and Jesus Hervas comes an all new look at what makes the Marvel Universe’s most sinister symbiote tick, with a journey th at reimagines its earliest days bonded to a host with a rage and temper entirely different from those of Eddie Brock! DEC230546

WHITE WIDOW #4 $3.99 Page 48
Sarah Gailey and Alessandro Miracolo
Fight for the future! When Armament’s leader turns out to have ties to Yelena’s past, the fight gets personal. But will everything Yelena’s learned about herself be enough to protect her present – and Idylhaven’s future? [White Widow may possibly be asexual.] DEC230685

WOMEN OF MARVEL #1 $5.99 Page 40
Gail Simone and various
Celebrating the mighty women of Marvel! Because they worked hard for this and they deserve it! But who you callin’ “doll”?! Marvel’s most powerful heroines take center stage in an anthology that will inspire, empower and motivate fans from all walks of life! Whether it’s the Boss of Space pummeling back an alien invasion or the Scarlet Witch weaving a magical protection, the women of Marvel have got your back. Featuring a story by industry legend Gail Simone and more to come! DEC230658

X-FORCE #49 $3.99 Page 26
Ben Percy and Robert Gill
Wonder Man and Beast – the dynamic duo returns! In a simpler time, the bounding Beast partnered up with Avenger Wonder Man! But after Beast’s fall from grace, is there any chance these two can see eye to eye? In a last desperate attempt to take down Beast, witness the return of…Beast?! Target: Beast part 2! DEC230611

X-MEN #31 $3.99 Page 27
Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto
The X-Men lived in fear of Nimrod’s creation, and now it’s clear why! The ultimate weapon of mutant extinction is ever-adapting, ever-evolving, with only one goal –death to mutankind! Order using 75960609999303111

January 9, 2024
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