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LGBTQA Previews For July 2022 Part 2

Harley Quinn debuted 30 years ago – September 11, 1992 to be exact – in the Joker’s Favor episode of Batman: The Animated Series and DC marks Harley’s 30th anniversary with several collections and trades. Thanks to the “magic” of publishing their release dates are spread out from July to September. Chip Zdarsky starts writing Batman! Both Constantine and Deadman get the YA treatment! Dreamer from the Supergirl TV series becomes part of the cast in Superman: Son of Kal-El! Over at Image Above Snakes is described as a “Deadwood-style Westerns” mashup with Neil Gaiman’s fantasia. Andrew Wheeler and Travis Moore’s Sins of the Black Flamingo continues! Marvel’s next event AXE – featuring the Avengers, X-Men, and the Eternals starts heating up!

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

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

Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott for his suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! Notice something missing that should be on the list? Please send a message!

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DARK HORSE

AIR TP VOL 1 $19.99 Page 138
G. Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker
A new edition of the first of four thrilling volumes in this mind-bending, Eisner-nominated series! Acrophobic flight attendant Blythe has just fallen for a mysterious traveler-who may or may not be a terrorist-and she’s about to embark on the strangest journey of her life. Searching for him, Blythe will crash-land into a web of technological conspiracies, dark politics and secret organizations. When she learns that she is the only person able to control flight and reality, with science so advanced it might be magic, she’ll have to break the rules of time and space for answers. By award-winning author G. Willow Wilson and acclaimed illustrator M.K. Perker. “The fantasy is real, and the reality is fantastic. AIR is a compelling and completely original read that thrills, surprises and delights.” -Gail Simone MAY220448

CRITICAL ROLE MIGHTY NEIN ORIGINS HC $17.99 Page 130
Jody Houser and Hunter Bonyun
What strange events created Mollymauk Tealeaf? Entertainer, fighter, and performer, “Molly” has a knack for hiding his true self behind the shifting color and shape of a personality he seems to wear like his singular coat. But as with every member of the Mighty Nein, his past will eventually catch up with him . . . and it’s a strange one indeed. Join Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins writer Jody Houser, artist Hunter Bonyun, and Critical Role’s Matthew Mercer and Taliesin Jaffe as they reveal Mollymauk’s evolution from empty shell to vibrant individual, and the dark corners of his past that even he is afraid to examine. MAY220424

ENIGMA DEFINITIVE ED HC $24.99 Page 139
Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo
Enigma is a visceral, post-modern tale of self-discovery and sexual identity told against the backdrop of outrageous superheroes and villains. Michael Smith lives a meaningless life. But when the weird characters from Enigma, his favorite childhood comic seem to come to life, Michael embarks upon an increasingly obsessive crusade to uncover the incredible secret behind their improbable existence . . . and ultimately, his own. Considered a classic and groundbreaking graphic novel for its LGBTQIA+ themes when first released–featuring the first gay superhero in mainstream comics. With a brand-new cover by Duncan Fegredo and a treasure trove of nearly 50 pages of extras including development art, color sketches, and behind-the-scenes notes into the making of this celebrated story. MAY220450 (OFFERED AGAIN)

INVISIBLE KINGDOM LIBRARY EDITION HC $49.99 Page 139
G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
In a distant galaxy, acolyte Vess and hardened freighter pilot Grix join forces to expose an inconceivable conspiracy between the most dominant religion and an all-powerful megacorporation. Suddenly, as prey in an interstellar chase through the dreaded Junk Rings to the Point of No Return, this unexpected pair is faced with a grave decision: reveal the truth or plunge the world into anarchy.
This special Library collection features volumes 1, 2, and 3, every cover, extensive process art section, and the original pitch of this thrilling tour de force! MAY220449

LOVE AND WAR TP $19.99 Page 135
Andrew Wheeler and Killian Ng
Finding yourself torn between two potential boyfriends is tough. Domo is learning that it’s even tougher when you’re trying to win the captaincy of your school’s tug-of-war team! His competition is Jocasta, a serious athlete who will stop at nothing to prove she’s the best. Can Domo lead his team to victory while he struggles with his feelings for ambitious Gabriel and flamboyant Emil? Love-and-War is a queer sports rom com about how our conflicting passions can pull us in different directions! Collects Love and War from the Comixology original digital series in print for the first time. MAY220439

NORSE MYTHOLOGY III #6 $3.99 Page 145
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Galen Showman
In the finale of Ragnarok: The Final Destiny of the Gods, artist P. Craig Russell illustrates the death of the gods, the end of the world, its renewal, and concludes the epic run of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. MAY220484

ORVILLE LIBRARY EDITION HC VOL 1 $49.99 Page 141
David Goodman and David Cabeza
An oversized hardcover chronicling six missions not seen in the episodes of Seth MacFarlane’s beloved sci-fi TV show! Written by executive producer David A. Goodman and set in between the events of seasons one through three, this deluxe volume collects the stories from The Orville Season 1.5: New Beginnings, The Orville Season 2.5: Launch Day, and The Orville Season 2.5: Digressions. MAY220468

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DC once again has a new release print catalog you can find at your local comic shop or read the full solicitations here!

ACTION COMICS #1045 $4.99 Page 34
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, David Lapham, and Riccardo Federici
The Warworld Revolution escalates as Superman gains the upper hand, forcing Mongul to take desperate measures. Meanwhile, a fallen ally of Superman is resurrected…at a terrible cost. A new connection to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World is revealed as the Warworld Saga’s mind-blowing conclusion nears! Then, in A World Without Clark Kent-Lois Lane and John Henry Irons race against time to save Thao-La, testing the limits of the mysterious element Genesis! 0522DC072

ACTION COMICS VOL 02 THE ARENA $19.99 Page 46
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Daniel Sampere, Miguel Mendonca, Riccardo Federici, Dale Eaglesham, and Will Conrad
Superman’s greatest battle is only beginning! After learning of an enslaved race with mysterious ties to Krypton, Superman and the Authority travel across space to dethrone the new Mongul and liberate Warworld. But Mongul and his champions are prepared! Now Superman, powerless and captured, will need to team up with other gladiators to turn Warworld’s inhabitants against their masters, while the Authority fights Mongul’s rule from the shadows. Which heroes will survive, and what will be Warworld’s fate? Collects Action Comics #1036-1041. 0522DC169

AQUAMEN #6 $3.99 Page 34
Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas, and Sami Basri
A Dark Crisis tie-in issue! After hearing about Arthur’s death, Mera and the others must each find a way to come to terms with their loss and move forward. In his time of grief, Jackson finds comfort from the last person he ever expected…his father! 0522DC079

ARTEMIS WANTED #1 $5.99 Page 13
Vita Ayala and Skylar Patridge
After the events of Trial of the Amazons, Artemis is on the run from her sisters for her sins. She may say it was all in the name of peace, but not even Wonder Woman believes a word she says. Now the former member of the Bana-Mighdall is wanted by not only her people, but all Amazon tribes! Is there a future for a warrior who has destroyed her past? Find out as Artemis travels the world searching for answers and a new path forward. She’ll need all the help she can get, and it may come from the unlikeliest of sources…the Gods! 0522DC032 (ONE SHOT)

BATGIRLS #8 $3.99 Page 35
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Jorge Corona
The Batgirls break into the Iceberg Lounge in order to rescue Seer, who’s held hostage by the Saints! Nightwing and Oracle get dressed up and go undercover to help the Batgirls, while also making the mission a date night! But why would they help Seer, the very person who’s been hacking into their network and harassing them? Read here to find out! 0522DC082

BATMAN #125 $4.99 Page 1
Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez, and Belen Ortega
Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy’s involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight’s nightmares are just beginning. Failsafe starts here. And in the backup, there’s chaos in Gotham as the underworld fights over one of its crown jewels…and Selina Kyle is caught in the middle. Can she stop the bloodshed and maybe even make a little money in the process? 0522DC001

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #17 $7.99 Page 36
Ryan Cady, Joey Esposito, Alex Paknadel, Dan Watters, Gleb Melnikov, Serg Acuna, Amancay Nahuelpan and Riley Rossmo
A blockbuster issue! Batman teams up with the Flash, Aquaman, and Black Adam in three spectacular stories in this special issue of Batman: Urban Legends, celebrating the Dark Knight’s monumental year on the silver screen! Also features a Bat-villain-centric bonus story. Brought to you by four stellar creative teams. Perfect for old fans and new readers alike! 0522DC094

BLOOD SYNDICATE SEASON ONE #3 $4.99 Page 36
Geoffrey Thorne, ChrisCross, and Juan Castro
With Wise Son framed for the attack on the Blue Street Syndicate HQ, the Paris Island police are looking for answers…but Wise doesn’t break easily. He’s got secrets to keep-including the story of just what went down in Sadaqah and how he, Tech-9, and Iron Butterfly got their powers! 0522DC102 / 0522DC103 (Jamal Igle $4.99 cardstock variant shown)

CATWOMAN #45 $3.99 Page 37
Tini Howard and Nico Leon
Roman Sionis has been brought to his knees, but enough is enough. Catwoman’s vacation is over and it’s time to get back to work. But Selina has never been Gotham’s only protector, and she’ll have to contend with a well-meaning family of bats… What’s that old saying? The enemy of my enemy…should back off and let me handle it! 0522DC104

CONSTANTINE DISTORTED ILLUSIONS TP $16.99 Page 26
Kami Garcia and Isaac Goodhart
John Constantine is, and has always been, a magician of the highest caliber-who doesn’t need additional training from any highbrow magician, thank you very much. But a magical apprenticeship in the United States is a good excuse to get out of London…and in Washington, D.C., he can join his best friend’s punk band, Mucous Membrane. When the band begins to dabble in magic, a complicated spell gets out of hand…and the disastrous consequences might be more than Constantine can handle. Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and artist Isaac Goodhart in the most thrilling magical team-up of the year! 0522DC063

DARK CRISIS #2 $5.99 Page 8
Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere
The house of Nightwing burns! As the good people of the world mourn the loss of the Justice League, the forces of evil have seized the opportunity to wreak havoc in a world without its heroes! Leading the charge is a super-powered Slade Wilson…but this time there’s something dark fueling his rage. With a massive army laying siege to Titans Tower, only Nightwing will have what it takes to stand in the way of Deathstroke’s forces-but is this a fight Dick Grayson can win? Look, up in the sky-reinforcements are on the way! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…uh-oh…it’s Cyborg Superman. The world burns as Pariah and the Great Darkness make their play for planet Earth in this jaw-dropping second issue! 0522DC018

DARK CRISIS YOUNG JUSTICE #2 $3.99 Page 11
Meghan Fitzmartin and Laura Braga
Tale of two Wonder Girls! Impulse, Superboy, and Tim Drake were just saved by Cassie Sandsmark, Wonder Girl in the strange fantasy word they’re trapped in. And she’s here to help them navigate their retro surroundings. But…Cassie Sandsmark is back on our Earth searching for her friends alongside Red Tornado and the superhero formerly known as Arrowette. Which Cassie is lying and who’s about to get burned?! 0522DC026

DC VS VAMPIRES #7 $3.99 Page 37
Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV, and Otto Schmidt
The nightmarish second arc begins! The Earth is now cloaked in darkness as the victorious vampire empire has taken full control. Pockets of humanity can still be found, and they struggle 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! 0522DC107

DEADMAN TELLS THE SPOOKY TALES TP $9.99 Page 28
Franco, Sara Richard, Isaac Goodhart, Agnes Garbowska, Derek Charm, Christopher Uminga, and others
Ever had the feeling that you were being watched? Ever taken a dark shortcut on the way home? Wondered what might just be living under your bed? Well, Deadman knows…has always known…and he’s here to shed some light on those spine-tingling adventures and things that go bump in the night. Written by New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Franco and featuring art by some of DC Comics’ favorite artists, Deadman Tells the Spooky Tales is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat through these hair-raising stories. Read at your own risk. 0522DC064

DETECTIVE COMICS #1061 $4.99 Page 4
Ram V, Simon Spurrier, Rafael Albuquerque, and Dani
Gotham Nocturne part 1 of 4: Overture. It’s a new era for the detective of the night as we introduce award-winning new series writer Ram V, and artist extraordinaire Rafael Albuquerque! Together, they’ll be turning Gotham into a tragic yet beautiful gothic opera for our eyes and ears to feast on. Something is terribly wrong with Batman. No matter the tests Bruce takes, nor the numbers he counts, the greatest detective in the world can’t pin down the source of this creeping dread-of his own inner demons and a looming mortality. Meanwhile, real demons roam the shadows as an ancient melody haunts the Gotham night. Here now the curtains rise and as the eerie tune streams in…who is human, who is demon, who is to tell? As Batman investigates the songs and the demons of Gotham, he is forced to confront the oldest question…whether there has been a demon within him all along…and if so, what does it want?…and why hasn’t it taken over yet? 0522DC012

FLASH #784 $3.99 Page 11
Jeremy Adams and Amancay Nahuelpan
The search for Barry Allen! Wally and Wallace have arrived on the planet Pariah has trapped Barry on-but it’s not quite a happy reunion among the Flashes. The Dark Crisis tie-in storyline continues! 0522DC028

HARLEY QUINN #17 $3.99 Page 38
Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo
It’s the moment we’ve been building toward for months! The rumble in the jungle! But actually in Gotham, because we’re not in the jungle. It’s the throwdown showdown between me, your hyper-verbal, semi-reformed former villain, and Verdict, the violent vigilante vowing to have vengeance on…well, everybody! Can I clear my name after being locked up for a crime I didn’t commit? 0522DC119

HARLEY QUINN & THE GOTHAM CITY SIRENS OMNIBUS HC $100.00 Page 43
Paul Dini, Peter Calloway, Tony Bedard, Guillem March, Andres Guinaldo, and others
Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other people’s rules. These tough ladies have a new agenda that’s all their own, and they’ll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? This omnibus collects the complete 26-issue series as well as Catwoman #83, with an introduction by Paul Dini! 0522DC162 (2022 EDITION)

HARLEY QUINN VOL 02 KEEPSAKE $16.99 Page 43
Stephanie Phillips, Riley Rossmo, and Laura Braga
Hugo Strange, out-of-control orderlies, kidnapped clowns, and a new villain named Keepsake…it’s a lot for any one former villain turned antihero turned real hero with impeccable fashion sense to handle. With all the Fear State happening in Gotham, I thought it would be a good time to go on a little camping trip. But, turns out, Gotham is gonna be Gotham. Keepsake’s forming a new army, Hugo’s playin’ dress-up, and the city is literally tearing itself apart. Collects Harley Quinn #7-12! 0522DC163

HARLEY QUINN 30 YEARS OF THE MAID OF MISCHIEF THE DELUXE EDITION HC $49.99 Page 32
Celebrate three decades of madcap fun with DC’s breakout antihero-Harley Quinn! Packing a mallet and a PhD, this Gotham City Siren isn’t afraid to dish out some punishment or insightful psychotherapy when needed. Whether she’s making a ruckus in Gotham City for good ol’ Bats and Mr. J or living it up in Coney Island with her motley crew of pals, adventure and absurdity are never far behind. Featuring more than a dozen tales of anarchic antics spanning Harley’s comics career, this deluxe hardcover collection is sure to crack some sides and heads. Collects stories from The Batman Adventures #12, Detective Comics #831, The Batman and Robin Adventures #18, Batman: Gotham Adventures #10, Batman: Gotham Knights #14, Harley Quinn #3, Gotham City Sirens #20-21, Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1, Harley Quinn: Be Careful What You Wish For Special Edition #1, Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1, Harley Quinn: Make ’em Laugh #3, Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #14, Batman #98, and a brand-new story from Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special #1. 0522DC069

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES VOL 1 THE EAT BANG KILL TOUR HC $24.99 Page 32
Tee Franklin, Max Sarin, and Erich Owen
Harley and Ivy are on the road trip of the century! Following the wedding disaster of the decade, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy end up on the run from Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD! But as fun as that all sounds, Ivy still worries about her actions after Kite Man left her at the altar…luckily, Harley’s got the perfect scheme to shake her out of her wedding day blues. A HarlIvy Moon! But when they come face-to-face with one obstacle after another-old lovers? trust issues? childhood trauma?-not to mention a bevy of villains with their own bones to pick, will this Thelma and Louise-style journey end in victory, or tragedy? This hardcover packs in the entire run of the GLAAD Media Award-nominated series. Collects Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour #1-6. 0522DC068

JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY TP $24.99 Page 44
Kami Garcia, Mico Suayan, Jason Badower, and Mike Mayhew
In Gotham City, heinous acts of violence occur daily. Harley Quinn, forensic psychiatrist, consults with the GCPD on its worst cases. But one unsolved murder still haunts her-her roommate was the last victim of the notorious serial killer known as The Joker. Five years later, that case remains unsolved, and as Harley’s past and present cases collide, she must decide how far she is willing to go. Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity introduces readers to a Joker and Harley Quinn unlike any they’ve seen before, utilizing forensic psychiatry, behavior analysis, and psychological profiles to create a true-to-life take on these iconic characters that is more terrifying than any psychotic fantasy. This collection includes issues #1-8, Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity – Secret Files #1, and an all-new story from the Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary Special! 0522DC164

JOKER HC VOL 02 $24.99 Page 47
James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, Guillem March, and Francesco Francavilla
After barely surviving in the jungles of Belize, The Joker’s fled to Europe! Jim Gordon pursues the super-villain, but the seeds of doubt are sprouting… If The Joker didn’t gas Arkham Asylum, who did? And what’s the next move for Vengeance, daughter of Bane? Collecting The Joker #6-9 and The Joker 2021 Annual #1! 0522DC170

MULTIVERSITY TEEN JUSTICE #2 $3.99 Page 25
Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore, and Marco Failla
The explosive miniseries starring Kid Quick and their allies shifts into even higher gear as Teen Justice investigates the Church of Blood! When efforts to infiltrate the mysterious church backfire, one hero faces a devastating loss! Plus: Supergirl and Robin attract surprising allies when they discover an unexpected mystery, Aquagirl finds herself out of her element (and then some), and an encounter with the Justice Guild threatens the future of Teen Justice! 0522DC061

NIGHTWING #94 $3.99 Page 40
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
There’s a new commissioner in town, and it’s none other than Maggie Sawyer! But one clean commissioner does not make a whole bad basket of Bludhaven police officers good, and now Blockbuster is forced to lean more on Nightwing’s sister, Mayor Zucco, to oversee the old commissioner’s illegal dealings… Then, an attack on Haven reveals some shocking truths to Nightwing and Oracle that make it difficult to recover from. 0522DC133

NUBIA QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS #2 $3.99 Page 40
Stephanie Williams, Alitha Martinez, and Mark Morales
After a disastrous first foray into Man’s World as queen of the Amazons, Nubia is left at death’s door! As she fights for her life, her fellow Amazons search for the culprit who tried to assassinate their beloved leader. The clock is ticking: Will this trip in the name of peace prove fatal? 0522DC136

POISON IVY #2 $3.99 Page 40
G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara
Destroying humanity is a lot of work, and a girl’s gotta eat! On her journey to doom humankind, Ivy makes a pit stop at a roadside restaurant, where she meets a hungry poet who makes her question her motives-at least until the cops show up. Ivy has left Gotham, but she can’t seem to escape the law! 0522DC138

ROBIN #16 $3.99 Page 41
Joshua Williamson, Roger Cruz, and Norm Rapmund
Robin’s investigation into Lazarus Island is put on hold as Lord Death Man strikes. Damian and Hawke are called to Tokyo by Flatline to help her deal with her crazed mentor. Which means…killer-bros road trip! 0522DC142

SANDMAN UNIVERSE NIGHTMARE COUNTRY #4 $3.99 Page 44
James Tynion IV, Lisandro Estherren, and Christian Ward
The Corinthian’s hunt for answers about the Smiling Man transcends even his own self-preservation as he returns to the waking world-and his unlikely human partner-in defiance of Dream’s orders. But when he finds out just how many people have seen the Smiling Man? Then the bodies are going to start hitting the floor…, 0522DC153

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #13 $3.99 Page 41
Tom Taylor, Nicole Maines, and Clayton Henry
It’s the dramatic DCU debut of Dreamer! When every hero on Earth is threatened by Henry Bendix’s machinations, it’s a race against time for Dreamer to warn Superman before it happens! But will this mysterious new ally’s premonition become a nightmare for Jonathan Kent? 0522DC145

SUPERMAN SPACE AGE #1 $9.99 Page 18
Mark Russell and Mike Allred
Meet Clark Kent, a young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end and there is nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego…Superman! After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of the Space Age. As each decade passes and each new danger emerges, he wonders if this is the one that will kill him and everyone he loves. Superman realizes that even good intentions are not without their backlash as the world around him transforms into a place as determined to destroy itself as he is to save it. Uniting the critically acclaimed writer Mark Russell and Eisner-winner Mike Allred for the first time, this series promises fans an unforgettable journey through U.S. history and culture starring our beloved characters. 0522DC043

SWAMP THING #15 $3.99 Page 42
Ram V and Mike Perkins
The Earth stands on the precipice of destruction as the Parliament of Trees considers a truly dangerous proposal from the Pale Pilgrim. Now Swamp Thing is all that stands between the natural world and Armageddon…or is he? Enter Trinity-an unprecedented being created by humankind’s most destructive moment who may prove to be our only hope of salvation. 0522DC156

SWAMP THING VOL 2 CONDUIT $16.99 Page 47
Ram V and Mike Perkins
Levi Kamei finds himself pulled into service as the avatar of the Green: first to London, where the scars of old wars and the dangers of past ideologies resurface and then to the land of his making, the Kaziranga wetlands, where he must stop a deadly bio-agent before it poisons the Green, and finally to a terrifying reunion with his brother, Jacob, now transformed into the villainous Hedera. But with these events come revelations as the secrets of Levi’s past are revealed and his life, and our world, will never be the same because of them. Collects The Swamp Thing #5-10. 0522DC171

WONDER GIRL HOMECOMING HC $39.99 Page 33
Joelle Jones, Adriana Melo, and Leila Del Duca
The story of Yara Flor starts here! Raised in the far-off land of Boise, Idaho, Yara has always felt something was missing from her life-and now she is headed to Brazil to find it. Little does she know her arrival will set off a series of events that will change the world of Wonder Woman forever. Her return has been prophesied, and with that prophecy comes the undivided attention of benevolent gods from pantheons beyond. Danger lurks around every corner, but is this young hero ready for her journey? Collects Future State: Wonder Woman #1-2, Infinite Frontier #0, Wonder Girl #1-7, and Trial of the Amazons: Wonder Girl #1-2. 0522DC070

WONDER WOMAN #789 $4.99 Page 42
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Paulina Ganucheau
Man-ifest your future! Thanks to Cizko’s new catchphrase, he’s gained fans, and more importantly, soldiers in his war against Wonder Woman. But with Checkmate at our hero’s side, the depraved doctor will have to bring in big guns like…the Duke of Deception! Will this former agent of Ares prove too much for the Amazon Princess? Plus, a growing danger lurks on the island of Diana’s youth in our backup story! 0522DC158

WONDER WOMAN VOL 02 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY $19.99 Page 47
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Marcio Takara, Travis Moore, Jim Cheung and Steve Pugh
Wonder Woman has completed an unforgettable odyssey, but her return to the land of the living won’t let her rest in peace any more than her adventures in the Sphere of the Gods! With help from Deadman, Diana must battle new warriors sent by an old foe while she tries to discover what the future holds for the greatest hero of them all! Collects Wonder Woman #780-784, Wonder Woman 2021 Annual #1, and a story from Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. 0522DC173

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD HC $39.99 Page 33
Mariko Tamaki, Becky Cloonan, Stephanie Williams, Ryan Sook, Jamie McKelvie, Marguerite Sauvage, and others
In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics proudly presents a new anthology starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss these thrilling tales celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth! Witness comics’ brightest stars engaging with moments throughout Diana’s history, encouraging fans to rediscover some of her most fearsome villains and iconic allies! Collects Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #1-6. 0522DC071

YOUNG JUSTICE TARGETS #1 $3.99 Page 16
Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones
Queen Perdita has been kidnapped! Mysterious armored assailants have snatched the Vlatavan royal out from beneath Bowhunter Security, leaving Green Arrow and Black Canary poisoned and comatose in the process! Now a rallying cry echoes around the globe, and across super-teams, to band together and rescue Perdita! Young Justice co-creator Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones bring you an action-packed follow-up to Young Justice: Phantoms that will rock the team to its core! Plus, each issue includes a bonus story detailing previously unseen adventures from past seasons of Young Justice! 0522DC040

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CANTO TALES OF THE UNNAMED WORLD #2 $3.99 Page 326
David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
Canto, his fellow knights, and their trusty Malorex grow fretful as the mysterious and foreboding Bard continues to detain them, requiring a tale never before heard in order to earn passage. As they try to buy time, Canto digs deep to solve the Bard’s riddle, and uncover the true nature of this threatening creature, in order to return home safely from their quest. MAY221521

ROCKETEER THE GREAT RACE #4 $4.99 Page 327
Stephen Mooney and Gabriel Rodriguez
This is it: the Rocketeer versus the Iron Baron in a race to the death for the ultimate prize! Betrayal and danger abound, relationships crumble, and new allies are revealed! Who will emerge the final victor of The Great Race? MAY221547

TMNT ONGOING #131 $3.99 Page 313
Sophie Campbell and Pablo Tunica
In the wake of the events of TMNT: The Armageddon Game–Opening Moves, Oroku Saki (the Shredder) has fully revealed himself to the Turtles. In order to counter the newest evil machinations of the Pantheon’s trickster god, the Rat King, he seeks an alliance with the sons of his former archenemy, the late Master Splinter. But are the Turtles prepared to join forces with their merciless executioner from a past life? And is the Shredder truly ready to be redeemed? No matter the case, the Armageddon Game is fast approaching, and the only place to find the answers to these burning questions is in Northampton! MAY221559

TRANSFORMER SHATTERED GLASS VOL 1 $17.99 Page 329
Danny Lore and Guido Guidi
A dark reflection of the Transformers universe, where the heroes you once knew are now monstrously evil… Many kilocycles after the Cybertronian War destroyed Earth, tyrannical Autobots dominate their homeworld, and the freedom-fighting Decepticons struggle to survive. Blurr, an Autobot bodyscrapper, seeks his next bounty: Starscream, who is carrying valuable information that could reignite the war! Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Megatron weighs the choice of whether to continue fighting, at the risk of losing what little they have left. And when Megatron and Starscream find themselves in the sights of a twisted Autobot warlord and his top lieutenant, the world will be left in shards! Collects the complete five-issue series. MAY221570

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ABOVE SNAKES #1 $3.99 Page 52
Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman
The hit team behind The Few and Thumbs returns with an all-new Wild As Hell miniseries! Writer Sean Lewis, artist Hayden Sherman, and rock-star letterer Hassab Otsmane-Elhaou introduce a world where Deadwood-style Westerns collide with the fantasia of Neil Gaiman in the story of Dirt, a man seeking vengeance for his murdered wife with nothing but a talking vulture to prod him on. Above Snakes is a fast and furious explosion of Western tropes and American vengeance that explores where our rage can take us. MAY220027

BOLERO TP $17.99 Page 65
Wyatt Kennedy and Luana Vecchio
It’s Christmas in snowy Los Angeles, and Devyn “Dagger” Dagny is heartbroken. Her twelve-year relationship with her ex Natasha has just come to a tragic end, she’s an aimless college dropout floundering at her job, and now her best friend is getting married to the wrong guy. But what if she could start all over again? A mysterious stranger. Something called an “anti-door” and a “mother-key.” Only 53 chances. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Locke and Key. MAY220128

CLOSET #2 $3.99 Page 73
James Tynion IV, Gavin Fullerton, and Chris O’Halloran
As Thom continues the cross-country move with his son Jamie, they stop at a friend’s place for the night on their journey west. Young Jamie, in bed early, quickly realizes he is not alone, and the creature from his nightmares continues to chase him. MAY220212

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #20 $3.99 Page 73
James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds
Cole Turner has come face to face with many horrors since enlisting with the Department of Truth. But as he learns more and more about the long-simmering war between the DoT and the Ministry of Lies, he must grapple with the greatest horror of all: that he may have pledged allegiance to the wrong side. MAY220215

LOADED BIBLE BLOOD OF MY BLOOD #5 $3.99 Page 80
Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, and Guiseppe Cafano
The cloned savior clings to life…and it’s up to the Saved to save him! Jesus might be a clone of the original, but even so, history’s intent on repeating itself. Betrayed by those he was fighting to save, Jesus lay bleeding out in the streets of New Vatican City. His only hope is the Saved, the societal outcasts Jesus protects. Championed by Jesus’s mortal cousin, John the Mechanic, the Saved spark an all-out assault on New Vatican City to rescue Jesus. But not even Jesus knows it’s not just the Saved in danger. If Dracula activates his deadly machine, everyone in the world–human and vampire alike–dies! MAY220246

SILVER COIN #12 $3.99 Page 86
Stephanie Phillips and Michael Walsh
It’s early 1945 and the end of World War II is still months away. A small unit of American soldiers faces a contingent of German troops in the Italian Alps. When a fierce snowstorm traps the Americans, The Silver Coin asks the soldiers to pay a steep toll if they want to survive the night. MAY220264

SINS OF BLACK FLAMINGO #2 $3.99 Page 86
Andrew Wheeler and Travis Moore
Sebastian Harlow has discovered a supernatural treasure so insanely valuable that it changes everything he knows about life itself. Naturally, he stole it. Now Miami’s richest man now wants his property back and the Black Flamingo dead, so Harlow must turn to the swamp magic of old Florida to protect himself. MAY220266

UNNATURAL BLUE BLOOD #3 $3.99 Page 91
Mirka Andolfo and Ivan Bigarella
What started out as a dream has turned into a nightmare. As the freedoms that were won, the peace and the quiet, become a faded memory, the question remains: Will Leslie be able to endure the adversity this time around? MAY220282

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ANT-MAN #2 $3.99 Page 23
Al Ewing and Tom Reilly
Jumping forward in time…the Marvel Universe has been infiltrated by shape-shifting Skrulls posing as allies. Little does anyone know that a Secret Incasion is about to explode! But what does that have to do with this era’s Ant-Man, Eric O’Grady?! Eric must retrieve important data from Scott Lang’s helmet… The only problem is Scott Lang is dead! But what’s a little grave robbing to someone who’s irredeemable? The journey through Ant-Man’s history continues! MAY220892

AVENGERS #58 $3.99 Page 34
Jason Aaron and Javier Garron
The Avengers’ quest through time continues! Japan, the Edo Period. They say he walks by night, wielding a blade forged by hellfire. And where he wanders, the penance flows, like fountains of blood. He is the fabled Ghost Ronin, the Samurai of Vengeance. And alongside the Avengers, he will make his final stand against the lightning swords of the devil himself. MAY22092

AXE DEATH TO MUTANTS #1 $3.99 Page 6
Kieron Gillen and Guiu Villanova
The mutants are Deviants. Eternals are coded to correct excess deviation. The mutants are eternal, Mars colonizers, ever-spreading. Eternals know what they should do. Our heroes don’t want to, but can they resist the murderous designs coded into their body as surely as any Sentinel? And if they can’t, can anyone survive the coming judgment? MAY220819

AXE EVE JUDGMENT DAY #1 & 2 $5.99 Page 2
Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti
In the land of the righteous…The X-Men claim they’re the planets’ new gods. The Eternals know that position is already filled. The Avengers are about to realize exactly how many secrets their so-called friends have kept from them. Years of tension lead to a volcanic eruption as two worlds burn. Who has leaked the X-Men’s secrets to their latest foes? Why is Tony Stark abducting an old friend? And who stands in judgment over the whole world? Judgment Day from Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti is the apocalyptic emotional event to define the summer. MAY220805

The wicked will be put to death! As the world shakes, an unlikely group of heroes and less-than-heroes gather to find a peaceful solution. Sadly, the best laid plans of man, mutant and Eternal oft go awry. MAY220812

CAPTAIN CARTER #5 $3.99 Page 38
Jamie KcKelvie and Marika Cresta
The end of the line! Captain Carter’s powerful enemies are closing in, painting her as dangerous and out of touch with reality. But Peggy’s mind has never been clearer — and now that she knows what she’s up against, she’s going to put an end to it…even if it costs her everything. MAY220936

CARNAGE #5 $3.99 Page 43
Ram V and Francesco Manna
Carnage craves all! Carnage’s crusade reaches an unprecedented level of destruction and threatens not just the here and now, but everything that ever was or ever will be. Hydro-Man, Spot, the serial killer known as “The Artist,” what horrifying puzzle is Carnage trying to put together with these pieces? Who will be its next victim? And will Detective Jon Shayde be able to stop the crimson-clad creature before it’s too late?! MAY220953

CARNAGE VOL 1 IN THE COURT OF CRIMSON $15.99 Page 67
Ram V, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Ty Templeton, Francesco Manna, Edgar Salazar, and Salvador Larocca
Carnage is back to celebrate 30 years of symbiotic slaughter! Prepare to look deep into Cletus Kasady’s psychotic past — and to catch up with Venom’s offspring in the here and now, ready for his visceral and violent future! For years, the unhinged Cletus Kasady has been the only host the Carnage symbiote has known. Sharing a uniquely horrifying bond, the pair were the most notorious and prolific serial killers in the entire Marvel Universe. But after the events of Exteme Carnage, Cletus’ codex has found a new home — leaving the Carnage symbiote adrift, alone…and deadlier and more bloodthirsty than ever before! What new and terrifying creature will emerge from this symbiotic solitude? Something wicked this way comes! Collecting Carnage (2022) #1-4 and Carnage Forever #1. MAY221029

DAREDEVIL #2 $5.99 Page 21
Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto
Daredevil # 650! After Devil’s Reign, everything it has ever meant to be Daredevil has changed. Thanks to Elektra and her newfound role as the Woman Without Fear, Daredevil is more ambitious than ever, with a who’s-who of creators from across the fabled character’s history (and some can’tmiss surprises along the way), this oversized epic kicks the next year of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s landmark run on Daredevil off in explosive style! MAY220877

DEFENDERS BEYOND #2 $3.99 Page 20
Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
The adventure begins – in the path of the Beyonder? When Loki, Blue Marvel, America Chavez, Taaia and Tigra land rather unexpectedly in the Second Cosmos, they find their lives in the hands of its cosmic overseers – unless Loki can figure out the right trick to save them all. MAY220871

DOCTOR APHRA #23 $3.99 Page 54
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
Sana Starros and her team are determined to rescue Doctor Aphra at any cost! But everyone’s keeping secrets and the Spark Eternal has plans of its own! MAY221009

IMMORTAL X-MEN #5 $3.99 Page 7
Kieron Gillen and Michele Bandini
The book of Exodus! Bennet du Paris was born in the 12th century. Exodus marched forth with a sword in his hand and a shield in his heart to protect what he believes. It’s now the 21st century. What’s changed? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And the Eternals who dared attack Krakoa are going to discover what that means. MAY220821

IRON CAT #2 $3.99 Page 22
Jed MacKay and Pere Perez
The cat;s out of the bag! Iron Cat has it out for Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, and will stop at nothing to tear Felicia down. Meanwhile, all hell has broken loose at Stark Unlimited after Iron Cat broke in to steal the armor. Iron Man and Black Cat join forces to stop their mutual enemy! This is one team-up you do not want to miss! MAY220885

IRON MAN #22 $3.99 Page 46
Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzueta
Tony Stark has worked hard to pull himself up by his iron bootstraps, and after a few detours, he finally tracks down his old friend and employee Vic Martinelli…only to find he’s arrived too late and Vic’s been murdered. Before a guilt-ridden Tony can get a bead on why, he’s attacked by Vic’s assailant…the Titanium Man. In the battle, he learns the sinister plot goes deeper. The Titanium Man is working for those even more mysterious, and Vic was killed because he’d gotten possession of the Mandarin’s ringsS. Tony flies overseas to Asia and headlong into a cloak of conspiracy, hell-bent on tracking down the rings of his most fearsome adversary, desperate =to stop them from falling into the wrong hands. But at what cost? What is Tony Stark willing to sacrifice in order to stop the Mandarin’s power returning, wielded by the hands of a new – and possibly unsuspecting – acolyte? Iron Man is about to go hard. He’s about to buddy up with criminals. And he’s about to go…stealth. MAY220970

KNIGHTS OF X #4 $3.99 Page 28
Tini Howard and Bob Quinn
Brave through the darkness! With Arthur and his army on their heels, all but one of the Knights of X have made it to Mercator — the province void of light. But all isn’t what it seems. Will Betsy and her team be able to overcome the darkness and find the Siege Perilous? MAY220906

LEGION OF X #4 $4.99 Page 28
Si Spurrier and Jan Bazaldua
A pact with a god is a bargain with one’s soul! The Skinjacker is once again out on the loose, body-jumping at an astounding pace and bringing the inhabitants of Krakoa to their breaking point. As the pressure to hunt down Switch and the Arakkii fugitive god reaches an all-time high, Nightcrawler and Zsen make discoveries about the case and themselves that could change the course of the investigation in unforeseeable ways. MAY220908

MARAUDERS #5 $3.99 Page 26
Steve Orlando and Eleonora Carlini
Hell can wait! Avalon is falling! The Acolytes are on the hunt! Nemesis has just landed from the Age of Apocalypse! Seems like the perfect time for a heist, right? The Marauders couldn’t agree more! It’s a mission to the recent past to rescue the last survivor of a forgotten mutant golden age! MAY220899

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #40 $3.99 Page 44
Saladin Ahmed and Chris Allen
Emperor Selim’s endgame! Miles’ hunt through the spider-verse finally leads him to his long lost Uncle Aaron–the Prowler! But Aaron’s a captive of Selim, Miles’ evil spider-clone, and if Miles wants to rescue his uncle, he’ll have to bring down Selim’s entire empire to do it! What does Selim want from Aaron, and is Miles willing to sacrifice everything–including his new alliessave his family? MAY220957

MS MARVEL WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 Page 23
Jody Houser and Ze Carlos
A dire threat. A dangerous mystery. And only the toughest heroes of the Marvel Universe can save the day! When a mysterious threat lands in New York City, Ms. Marvel takes matters into her own embiggened hands! But with Krakoan security/tech compromised, you can bet Wolverine and the X-Menon’t be far behind! The best there is at what he does teams up with one of the Marvel Universe’s most lauded heroes in an oversized action-packed adventure for the ages! Be here for the start of the saga, and follow through August and September as Moon Knight and Venom join Kamala Khan for the super hero spectacle of the summer! MAY220888

NEW MUTANTS #28 $3.99 Page 31
Vita Ayala and Rod Reis
An end of an era in more ways than one! The time has come for Magik to conquer her demons. Will Illyana be able to contend with manifestations of her trauma and save her friends in the process? And if Madelyne does gain the throne…can the Goblin Queen contain the fiery madness of Limbo? Or will her old inclinations towards chaos resurface, bringing Krakoa and the rest of world to their knees? MAY220918

NEW MUTANTS $15.99 Page 71
Vita Ayala and Rod Reis
The labors of Magik! Illyana Rasputin is the Sorcerer Supreme and rightful queen of the hellish dimension known as Limbo. But she’s been awfully busy on Krakoa, and someone’s got their eye on Limbo’s empty throne! As Madelyne Pryor, the resurgent Goblin Queen, makes her move, Magik ends up separated from Limbo — and facing an enemy she thought she had banished long ago! With her Soulsword shattered, Illyana is forced to confront her legacy. But as she spirals ever further into unfamiliar territory, will she drag her teammates Mirage and Wolfsbane down with her? And while Magik faces the demons of her past, present and future, Madelyne Pryor inches ever closer to the flaming throne of Limbo! Collecting New Mutants (2019) #25-28. MAY221035

REIGN OF X VOL 15 $17.99 Page 70
Leah Williams, Al Ewing, Vita Ayala, Gerry Duggan, Lucas Werneck, Stefano Caselli, Alex Lins, Rod Reis, and Ivan Fiorelli
Murder and mayhem in the Reign of X! The Scarlet Witch has been murdered — and as X-Factor investigates the shocking crime, all clues point to Magneto! Meanwhile, the fallout from the Hellfire Gala continues for S.W.O.R.D. as Doctor Doom sticks around for a meeting of monarchs with matters of galactic import to discuss — including the Last Annihilation! The New Mutants are reeling from their own devastating loss as a great evil continues to cast its shadow. And when new problems present themselves in Ireland, the Marauders bring in Banshee for some assistance — and he’ll soon be screaming into battle! Collecting X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1 & 2, SWORD #7, New Mutants #20 & 21, Maruaders #23. MAY221033

SPIDER-MAN 2099 EXODUS OMEGA #1 $4.99 Page 25
Steve Orlando and Paul Fry
The 30th anniversary of 2099 reaches its explosive conclusion! The final battle for the Celestial Garden begins! Spider-Man vs. Norman Osborn! The X-Men vs. the Cabal! Two armies, two deadly enemies…and the keys to 2099’s future up for grabs! It’s a brawl for all: A brave new tomorrow for 2099 starts here! MAY220896

STAR WARS OBI-WAN KENOBI #3 $3.99 Page 50
Christopher Cantwell and Ario Anindito
The battle of Abrion Bridge! While continuing to wait out a nasty sandstorm on Tatooine, Obi-Wan reflects on one of his most grueling experiences in the Clone Wars. It’s a memory full of pain and bloodshed, and one that has lasting consequences. The battle also reminds Obi-Wan of an age-old question he has long wrestled with throughout his life: what is a Jedi’s true purpose in war? MAY220989

THUNDERBOLTS #3 $3.99 Page 32
Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse
Hawkeye and Spectrum square off, Persuasion has her own perfume and Super Apes conquer Central Park! MAY220919

VARIANTS #2 $3.99 Page 32
Gail Simone and Phil Noto
Jessica Jones is experiencing terrifying blackouts and leaving chaos and pain in her wake. But will the latest effects of her missing time leave her on the wrong side of the law and her own family? Meanwhile, the mysterious VARIANTS arrive, and Jessica fears for her own sanity! MAY220921

VENOM #10 $3.99 Page 41
Al Ewing and Bryan Hitch
Torn across space and time through the symbiote hive, Eddie Brock’s soul is pushed to its absolute limit! Manipulated and maligned by forces stronger than himself, Eddie has no choice but to watch in horror as his son, Dylan, and the Venom symbiote are stabbed in the heart by Bedlam! MAY220945

VENOM $15.99 Page 66
Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch
The new Venom is in the fight of his life — and he may be in it alone! As Dylan Brock and his symbiote continue to learn to live together without Eddie Brock, the Life Foundation has activated a deadly new operative named the Spearhead! Dylan and Venom aren’t the only ones dead in his sights: Every single symbiote that they (and you!) have ever known and cared about is a target as well! And without Eddie’s guidance, Dylan stands poised to give into the same darkness that his father once did. Meanwhile, Eddie is still getting used to his new place in the symbiote hive. But little does he know that his battle across the cosmos has only just begun — and Kang the Conqueror has a front-row seat for its first act! Collecting Venom (2021) #6-10. MAY221028

X-FORCE #30 $3.99 Page 8
Benjamin Percy and Robert Gill
Deadpool joins and Kraven’s hunt begins! X-Force has taken some lumps, but a new era begins as old-school X-Forcer Wade Wilson makes his grand return! Well, grand for him, necessary for the team, as X-Force needs all the help it can get in the fallout from the Hellfire Gala and the revelations of A.X.E.! Plus: Find out why Kraven the Hunter is involved in the start of a landmark storyline! MAY220830

X-MEN #13 $3.99 Page 7
Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz
The inheritors of the earth? The mutants are the next stage of evolution. Evolution depends on a mutation of genes – the genes of the offspring deviating from their progenitors. Some would call the X-gene EXCESS deviation. Those people are gonna need to be taken down a few pegs. MAY220825

X-MEN RED #5 $3.99 Page 8
Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli
Excess deviation! No one who is not an Omega-level mutant has ever taken one of the nine seats of the Great Ring. Together, they are the greatest power Arakko has ever known – and it’s nine against one. So, if the nine are losing…what does that say about the one? Judgment Day has come to the Red Planet – and it’s Arakko’s greatest test since X of Swords! MAY220832

X-TERMINATORS #1 $4.99 Page 27
Leah Williams and Carlos E. Gomez
Enter the Grindhouse of X! When Jubilee and Boom-Boom agree to take Dazzler out for a night on the town to console her after her nasty breakup, they have no idea they’re about to be kidnapped and put into elaborate death traps for their efforts! What are three girls with the power to blow things up to do? Leah Williams and Carlos Gomez put the X in eXploitation in this tale of blood, sweat and Revenge! MAY220900

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