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LGBTQA Previews January 2023 Part 1

This month it’s time to look forward to comics coming in the new year while Thanksgiving is staring us down right now! Popular artist Lucianno Vecchio’s Sereno is being published by CEX! You can see three of the four variant covers above! Look for Bulls of Beacon Hill, a new Aftershock limited series by Steve Orlando and Andy MacDonald. Iron Circus will have the My Monster Girlfriend anthology! A Howard Cruse biography is being offered by University Press of Mississippi. Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell’s Pirate Stew looks like a fun illustrated book for kids of all ages! Lots of BL & yaoi manga with a couple yuri titles! And more! More! MORE!

Looking for comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW? You’ll find them over here in part two.

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

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ABLAZE

TRAVELING TO MARS #3 $3.99 Page 245
Mark Russell and Roberto Meli
Roy enlists his robotic companions in celebrating a lonely Thanksgiving on their one-way journey to Mars, prompting memories of the people in his life whom he knows he’ll never see again. NOV221130

AFTERSHOCK

BULLS OF BEACON HILL #1 $4.99 Page 208
Steve Orlando and Andy MacDonald
The team behind Justice League of America reunites for some hard hitting revenge! Doctor Christopher Boldt has everything he ever wanted: A successful career as a surgeon, a supportive and loving boyfriend, and an overload of hype on his rumored run for Boston City Council. But there’s one problem – it’s all held up by a lie. For years, Chris has been hiding in plain sight, desperate not to be connected to his father, Orin Paige, one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters. Until now, Chris has been able to live with the secret. And Chris’s father has been just as happy to deny any connection to his queer son, who he sees as a liability in the mob world. Now, Chris’s political aspirations have put father and son on a collision course. A collision course bathed in blood. NOV221071

CALCULATED MAN TP $17.99 Page 217
Paul Tobin and Alberto Alburquerque
A verifiable math genius, Jack Beans used to run the numbers for the Pinafore crime family, until one day he ran them too well and concluded that the only way out of this life was in a casket or Witness Protection. So, he turned state’s evidence and ran. Now, the Pinafores are out to end their favorite accountant. Little do they know that Jack’s skills with math and his perfect memory have made him a better killer than they ever could have realized. What follows is a journey full of murder, mayhem and mathematics. This 120-page volume contains the entire series, issues #1-4. NOV221079

AHOY COMICS

BILLIONAIRE ISLAND CULT OF DOGS #3 $4.99 Page 256
Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
With mercenaries hot on her trail, reporter Shelly Bly finds herself put on trial for her life-in the sad remains of the once-lavish Billionaire Island. NOV221183

MY BAD VOL 2 #3 $4.99 Page 256
Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause
The superhero Steel Integrity–secretly the super-villain Emperor King–penetrates a high-security prison for costumed bad guys! Meanwhile, The Chandelier’s crusade to capture a pizza-delivering serial killer comes to a discouraging end! Put your trunks on over your tights, because you’re still not too late to get in on the ground floor of the Important New Superhero Universe! NOV221185

AWA STUDIOS

GATSBY #3 $3.99 Page 278
Jeremy Holt and Felipe Cunha
When middle-class Singaporean student Lu Zhao is invited to spend a summer on Long Island with his rich cousin, Tommy, before attending Columbia University in the fall, his assimilation into the opulent American lifestyle straps him into a collision course fueled by designer drugs, sex, deceit, and murder. Set in present-day Long Island, Gatsby reimagines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel as an LGBTQ-tinged, multicultural thriller for the Internet age. NOV221315

BLACK MASK

GANGSTER ASS BARISTA #3 $4.99 Page 281
Pat Shand and Renzo Rodriguez
Series finale! Trinity has avoided falling back into a life of crime, but in an effort to save herself, she has put one of her only friends in danger. If Trinity can’t set things right, she may just end up becoming everything she hates. The climactic final chapter of this comedic crime thriller is here! NOV221328

ROGUE STATE Vol 1 $19.99 Page 281
Matteo Pizzolo and Carlos Granda
What if a contested Presidential election plunged America into turmoil? What if political violence consumed the streets? And what if a raging Supreme Court, in a strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, legitimized and deputized all militias, transforming the entire country into a paramilitary police state? What if a freedom fighter emerged from the chaos, raised a civilian army, and carved out a territory across the United States?… seizing back stolen land, pushing out police, militias, and National Guard… enforcing its own laws. Sovereign. What if Americans refused to be governed? This speculative-fiction comic book series tells the story of Vya Of Brightstars, a mysterious figure rising from the unrest, and Clara Cruz, a young professional who becomes activated in Vya’s movement when her fiancee Taylor Sanchez is disappeared as militias take over their Mission District neighborhood. But are Vya and Clara freedom fighters or terrorists? Either way, their rogue state will not just blaze a path across America, it will also inspire others to raise their own armies… some in solidarity, others in opposition. NOV221327

BOOM

BEHOLD BEHEMOTH #3 $4.99 Page 105
Tate Brombal and Nick Robles
What unspeakable events brought Grey and Wren together in the past? And what does it mean for the pair’s treacherous journey north? As the two continue on, revelations about the Behemoth will reveal a hidden truth about their shared story, and the nature of the mysterious pursuer on their tail. NOV220336

BRIAR #4 $3.99 Page 109
Christopher Cantwell and German Garcia
Grendrid, the only surviving remnant of the sleeping beauty’s past, seeks Briar’s blood! Even the seemingly impenetrable city of Windcross and its king Rodion can’t protect our hero and her companions Spider and Roop. The relentless Deadcrawl and his nine assassins hunt at Grendrid’s behest, and it will take everything Briar and her allies have to survive. Will they all make it out alive, perhaps with even a scrap of happy ending? And will Spider finally reveal her connection to Briar’s past? NOV220356

GRIM #7 $3.99 Page 110
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
As the highly anticipated second arc continues, Jess’s means of moving between the world of the living and the realm of the dead has gone awry. When everyone becomes marked for death but no one is dying, the consequences could be catastrophic! NOV220366

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #11 $3.99 Page 96
James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Werther Dell’Edera, and Antonio Fuso
New series artist Antonio Fuso joins returning writer Tate Brombal to reveal the next chapter of Jace Boucher’s story! No longer the monster hunter he once was and unaware of Aaron’s fate, Jace’s new mission is to protect the orphans under his care. Can he save them from not just the monsters, but his own rage and guilt? One of these children may be in even worse danger than Jace knows, as a strange pair of eyes watches him from the woodland shadows. NOV220316

KNOW YOUR STATION #2 $3.99 Page 104
Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas
The horror heats up for the ultra wealthy in their supposed sanctuary! Elise finds herself dragged deeper into the conspiracy as the last body she wants to go missing-does. Even worse, her addiction withdrawals are getting worse and causing terrible hallucinations. But those drug-induced delusions are nothing compared to the gut-wrenchingly grisly discovery that she’s about to make. NOV220332

MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR DELUXE HC $29.99 Page 102
Ram V. and Filipe Andrade
Humanity is on the verge of discovering immortality. As a result, the avatar of Death is cast down to Earth to live a mortal life in Mumbai as twenty-something Laila Starr.
Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born. Will Laila take her chance to stop mankind from permanently altering the cycle of life, or will death really become a thing of the past? Don’t miss this premium, oversized presentation of the Ignatz Award-winning, Eisner, Harvey, and Ringo-nominated, bestselling graphic novel from writer Ram V and Filipe Andrade that explores the fine line between living and dying through the lens of magical realism. Collects The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1-5. NOV220331

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #28 $3.99 Page 98
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
As Erica closes in on the Duplicitype, another hunter closes in on her! Time is running out for Erica as the ruthless Cutter leaves her with nowhere left to turn. Weakened and unable to flee from a town that’s too full of suspicion to trust her, can Erica find a way to save the people of Tribulation before Cutter arrives? Can she even save herself? NOV220324

SPECS #3 $3.99 Page 107
David M. Booher and Chris Shehan
Ted is behind bars at the police station after his wrongful arrest, but he’s unfortunately far from alone, as an angry mob blames him for Skunk’s “murder.” Kenny is desperate to help, relentlessly searching for the company that created the Magic Specs. Will a Hail Mary wish be enough to get Ted off the hook and set things right, or will it just drag them deeper into trouble? NOV220345

VAMPIRE SLAYER (BUFFY) #10 $4.99 Page 117
Sarah Gailey and Irene Flores
Willow is past the point of no return, and despite Giles’ efforts, they may have to live with an irreversible spell. And as Buffy recuperates from the previous battle that’s left her worse for wear, she may have to team up with someone just as reluctant to do so. NOV220401

CEX

SERENO #1 $5.99 Page 291
Luciano Vecchio
Meet Sereno, the Mystic Master of Light and guardian of New Teia, a city where magic and science intertwine by night! An avatar of collective Paranoia, a shepherd of Nightmares, and a Cult of Hate are just the start of an evil conspiracy transforming the city. Can Sereno fight back while keeping super cat burglar Rufian from stealing… his heart? NOV221377 (Vecchio main cover) / NOV221378 (Agustina Manso cover) / NOV221377 (Vecchio wraparound cover) / NOV221380 (Vecchio Superman homage cover)

DENPA BOOKS

HAPPY CRAPPY LIFE VOL 1 Page 439
After his boss discovers that he has been having sex with his daughter, Kyoutarou gets transferred from his high-powered job in the big city to a ho-hum position in the Japanese countryside. Obviously his first intentions upon being transferred are to return to Tokyo as soon as possible, but after he realizes everyone in his new village knows exactly why he was demoted, he loses all hope for his future… but still finds it in his heart to embrace who he is — a ne’er-do-well with a love for a certain type of sex! NOV222077

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

MOOMIN DLX HC VOL 1 TOVE JANSSON ANNIVERSARY ED SLIPCASE $69.95 Page 298
Tove Jansson
Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories made her one of the most beloved Scandinavian authors of the 20th-century. Jansson’s whimsical tales of Moominvalley resonate with children for their light-hearted spirit, and with adults for their incisive commentary on the banality of everyday life. Drawn & Quarterly celebrates the centenary of Jansson’s birth with Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, a slipcased, hardcover collection of the complete Tove Jansson-penned Moomin comic strip, replete with all of her most popular storylines and original pencil sketches. NOV221422 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DYNAMITE

DARKWING DUCK #1 $3.99 Page 159
Amanda Deibert and Carlo Lauro
He is the terror that flaps in the night…He is the ferocious fowl who plucks the evil eye from the face of foul play…He is Darkwing Duck! Alongside his trusty sidekick Lauchpad McQuack, Darkwing hyper-vigilantly defends St. Canard from the dastardly, devilish demons who would wage wanton war! By night, our caped defender lurks in the shadows, striking fear (and maybe confusion?) in the heart of the criminal underworld…but by day, no one suspects that Darkwing is also mild-mannered Drake Mallard, a well-meaning father to his adorable adopted daughter, Gosalyn! Can Darkwing successfully navigate his two separate lives, all while looking incredibly cool and impossibly handsome? (Hint: Probably not, but…) You’ll have to read to find out! NOV220557

GARGOYLES #2 $3.99 Page 165
Greg Weisman and George Kambadais
Dynamite’s all-new ongoing series, in continuity with the epic Gargoyles television series continues! The Gargoyles have awakened from their stone sleep — but will it be in time to save Maggie the Cat and her unborn mutate child from Thailog and Sevarius? Plus, don’t miss the return of Dominic Dracon! NOV220583

FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC

BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS #2 $12.99 Page 306
Bryan Valenza, Henry Barajas, Alti Firmansyah & Various
The exploration of the Mystic Universe continues in the second installment of the breakthrough anthology!
Still spearheaded by Indonesian visual artist Bryan Valenza and Henry Barajas, BEYONDTOPIA: LEGENDS#2 showcases more stories reimagined from a variety of folklores and legends:
Flores Man: Airplane crash survivors stranded on Flores Island must survive in a place with no inhabitants… or so they thought! Chief of Myth: A day in the life of legendary figure Ghatot, who, in our modern world leads MYTH is a private agency for Mystical Defense, Regulation and Research. Stockholm: when all he experiences around him is abuse, a boy’s imagination manifests a a mysterious figure who offers… a different kind of love. Space Indigo: a Meta Monster hunter from Andromeda comes to explore an uninhabited haunted planet called.. Earth. Help: Kunyuk is a wandering boy warrior who likes to help! But this time, it seemed like he was the one who needed help from the Mystic Beasts’ attack! Malin & Shallot: Super villains awakening?! A research camp located in a small village in West Sumatra is turned into stone. The Wizard Squad is sent for investigation. But they’re not ready for what they’ll find! Adventure! Horror! Emotion! Get on board, this is the Beyondtopia Legends roller-coaster! NOV221488

IRON CIRCUS

SMUT PEDDLER PRESENTS MY MONSTER GIRLFRIEND GN $30.00 Page 334
Various
The latest in the Smut Peddler series of high-end erotic anthologies, My Monster
girlfriend shows off the femme side of sexy ghosts, werewolves, demons, and other horrors that go bump in the night. No bedside table can be complete without this collection of spicy tales from the dark side in the tried-and-true Smut Peddler style: broadly diverse, sex-positive, consent-driven, and tons of fun! NOV221638

LEV GLEASON / COMIC HOUSE ARCHIVES

FANTOMAH SEASON 2 #2 $5.99 Page 338
Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee
Paz Gallegos (or “Fantomah”, whom she’s become) is on the run. Alone, confused and convinced that she’s endangering the people she loves, Paz has hit the road without a plan or a destination. Dr. Destine, a paranormal detective with a strange set of powers of his own, and Rugged, his bodyguard, are hot on Paz’s trail. They’ve caught up with Fantomah’s path of destruction, and just as she has gruesomely taken care of a serial killer. Do they want to help Paz, or destroy Fantomah? NOV221674

FREELANCE SEASON 2 #1 $5.99 Page 340
Andrew Wheeler and Juan Samu
While Freelance, aka Lance Valiant and his companions, John Cabot and Tasha Kolchak are fresh off their latest job of dealing justice to Apollyon, it comes to their attention that there are more and more factions working to harness the energies of the mysterious Rift. As Lance and his team try and stay ahead of those that seek the Rift, a mysterious, glowing future seems to be one step ahead, and what’s more, seems very familiar with Lance. From shark gods to swordsmen, there’s never a dull moment for Freelance! NOV221380

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

DAHLIA IN THE DARK #2 $3.99 Page 341
Joe Corallo and Andrea Milana
Unable to hide from the law for long, Donny is forced to confront the police while being unknowingly pursued by a federal agent. All of this while Donny’s partner in crime grows suspicious that he’s hiding something from her. Meanwhile, the outlaw king of the fairies grows impatient and begins his preparations for war. NOV221687

ONI PRESS

SPECTACLE VOL 5 $21.99 Page 350
Ro Salarian
At long last, sideshow performer Anna comes face-to-face with her sister’s killer, and she is not in a forgiving mood. But there’s a far more sinister enemy behind everything; one Anna and her friends might not be able to beat, one they might not even be able to reach. Only Anna is determined and ready for a confrontation, while everyone else is eager to put it all behind them. Ghosts were one thing. Demons were another. Can Anna find a way into another dimension to fight a god? NOV221711

QUILL TREE BOOKS

NEIL GAIMAN PIRATE STEW SC $9.99 Page 361
Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
A hilarious rhyming read-aloud tale of pirate babysitters and the mayhem they bring, by Newbery-winning master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Meet Long John McRon, Ship’s Cook… and the most unusual babysitter you’ve ever seen. Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and–for one boy and his sister–he’s about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It’s time to make some Pirate Stew. Marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining, this tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts, and some rather magical stew is perfect for all pirates, both young and old. NOV221762

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT

CASE FILES OF JEWELER RICHARD LIGHT NOVEL VOL 4 $14.99 Page 459
Mika Akatsuki, Nanako Tsujimura, and Utako Yukihiro
When Seigi Nakata rescued a handsome young jewelry appraiser from a group of drunken assailants, he got more than he bargained for! The appraiser is Richard Ranasinghe de Vulpian, a brilliant and mysterious British jewelry expert. Seigi hires him to appraise a family heirloom… and that is just the beginning. Together, they unlock the secret messages hidden in the hearts of precious stones-and those who possess them. NOV222233

DOUGHNUTS UNDER CRESCENT MOON VOL 4 $13.99 Page 448
Shio Usui
Uno Hinako throws herself into makeup, fashion, and falling in love, hoping that will make her seem “normal” to the other people at her job. But no matter how hard she tries, she’s a self-doubting mess inside, and her attempts at “normal” romance with men just keep failing. When she starts to think she might be alone forever, a new normal presents itself-in the form of her relationship with Asahi Sato, a level-headed woman who works at her company, which starts as respect until it becomes far more intimate. NOV222153

I’m Kinda Chubby

GRANDMASTER OF DEMONIC CULTIVATION VOLS 2 & 3 $19.99 each Page 450
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu and Luo Di Cheng Qiu
Feared and hated for his sinister abilities, Wei Wuxian–the grandmaster of demonic cultivation–was driven to his death when the most powerful clans united to destroy him. Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian is reborn. Summoned by a young man who sacrificed his soul in a forbidden ritual, Wei Wuxian is now bound to seek vengeance on the stranger’s behalf or risk the destruction of his own soul. But when an evil entity emerges, a familiar face from Wei Wuxian’s past suddenly appears amidst the chaos–a powerful cultivator who will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them. NOV222163 (vol 2) / NOV222164 (vol 4)

I’M KINDA CHUBBY AND IM YOUR HERO VOL 2 $14.99 Page 451
Nore
Honjiro is a rookie actor trying his best to land a breakout role, but he fears that his weight stands in the way of his dreams. One day, he’s surprised by fan mail full of sweets. The package came from Konnosuke, a local pastry chef-Honjiro’s first major fan! As Konnosuke supports Honjiro’s work and gives him new confidence to face the stage, will their relationship grow beyond just aspiring star and fanboy? NOV222172

KILLING STALKING DELUXE EDITION VOLS 3 & 4 $27.99 each Page 452
Koogi
The Mature-rated Boys’ Love horror webtoon from Lezhin that became a global manhwa hit! Yoon Bum, a scrawny and quiet man, has a crush on one of the most popular and handsome guys in his college: Sangwoo. After the two cross paths again during their military training, Yoon Bum’s feelings grow in intensity until they become an obsession-and he breaks into Sangwoo’s home. But what he sees inside is not the Sangwoo of his fantasies; his dreams of this alluring man abruptly turn into a nightmare. Readers can own this full-color, deluxe paperback edition in English for the first time, with a special fold-out insert included in every volume! NOV222178 (vol 3) / NOV222179 (vol 4)

OBNOXIOUS HERO KUN COMPLETE COLLECTED $24.99 Page 455
Osamu Nishi
At school, everyone loves Hiro (especially Hiro). Handsome, charismatic, and overflowing with poetic praises of himself, he can get any girl he wants with just a smile and an abundance of background sparkles. He definitely doesn’t waste any of his precious time thinking about Takashi, a stoic and somewhat icy boy who sits in front of him in class. Hiro’s always glaring at Takashi for being so uncool, not staring longingly at Takashi’s stupid beauty mark! When Hiro pushes his theatrical charm too far and finds Takashi daring him to kiss, Hiro realizes that being the hero of his own story means facing a dizzying array of heart-pounding challenges…like figuring out his true feelings for the very blunt, very hot Takashi. And dealing with exactly how much fetish gear is in Takashi’s closet. NOV222201

PULSE VOL 3 $19.99 Page 456
Ratana Satis
Mel, a renowned heart surgeon, is well-known for being a stoic loner. She views her erotic flings with other women as a tool for pleasure rather than a show of affection. Then she meets Lynn, a beautiful and spirited cardiac patient who needs a new heart, but refuses a transplant. The two women meet with minimal expectations but soon become enthralled in a relationship that changes everything for them both. NOV222203

TWO OF THEM ARE PRETTY MUCH LIKE THIS VOL 3 $13.99 Page 458
Takashi Ikeda
Thirty-year-old Eri and twenty-year-old Wako are “roommates.” Eri is a professional writer, and Wako’s a voice actor who’s building up her reel. Having worked together and now living together, these two women in love have a nice little life for themselves! Follow this comfortable couple in a heartwarming manga tale about the everyday humor, stressors, and joys of a life shared together. NOV222220

SILVER SPROCKET

FUNGIRL VULVA VIKING ONE SHOT $9.99 Page 369
Elizabeth Pitch
Fungirl is turning her life around! She’s got a new job slinging corndogs, and snagged a date with a handsome influencer. But when things get steamy, her pelvic pumps prove a little too powerful. Is Fungirl truly a murderous muff monster, or could her newfound strength save the day? NOV221820

SUBLIME

CASTE HEAVEN GN VOL 8 $12.99 Page 419
Chise Ogawa
Karino slips up by publicly shielding Azusa, the target, during Eno’s frenzied public hunt for him. Branded a failure as a king, Karino is quickly dragged from his throne, and once again, class 2-1 must play the caste game. Then, ten years after their tumultuous high school days, what futures have Azusa, Karino, and the others been able to make for themselves? NOV221999

GIVEN GN VOL 7 $12.99 Page 419
Natsuki Kizu
Mafuyu continues to dig his heels in with Ritsuka and Hiragi about his decision to go pro, causing Hiragi to worry that he may have hurt him by snagging Ritsuka for his own band. But Shizusumi throws Hiragi for a loop, asking out of the blue if he too was in love with Yuki, forcing Hiragi into a confession he isn’t ready to make. NOV221998

TOKYO POP

BE MY LOVE, MY LORD $13.99 Page 464
Adumi Nagano
This is a world where humans keep beasts and beasts obey humans. Born as the second son of a well-known family, the lonely Reiji has always had his beastman servant, Tsubaki, as irreplaceable presence since he was a child. But one day his feelings turn to love, and Reiji playfully kisses Tsubaki, which invites his bestial lust. His sharp bite overflows with his own repressed feelings, but comes with a dark realization; they are different races, different castes. Can they overcome these hurdles and embrace their love? This book contains sexual content and is intended for an audience aged 18 years and up. 9781427871893 [Synopsis copied from B & N site. This manga is listed in full in the separate Adult Previews so the Diamond order code isn’t mentioned in the regular catalog.]

FANGS VOL 1 $14.99 Page 466
Billy Balibally
Bitten by a vampire at a club, nineteen-year-old En barely survived. Taken under the wing of Ichii — a member of the health and welfare division of the vampire rights organization known as FANGS — En learns he’s to be taught about this new “world” he must survive in. In order to control the urge to suck blood and attack innocents, FANGS established a “pairing system,” where two vampires support one another with regular meals. As a young, virginal vampire, En is highly sought after by many senior vamps. That is, until he declares his intention to pair with his guardian, Ichii. NOV222273 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KOIMONOGATARI LOVE STORIES VOL 2 $14.99 Page 466
Tagura Tohru
When Yuji accidentally overhears his classmate Yamato confessing to another friend that he’s gay, his perspective shifts. Seeing Yamato in a new light, Yuji does his best not to let prejudice color his view, but he still finds himself overthinking his classmates’ interactions now. However, as his own friendship with Yamato develops and the two of them grow closer through a mutual study group, Yuji comes to truly care about Yamato, regardless of his sexuality. NOV222274 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ON OR OFF VOL 3 $19.99 Page 464
A1
Winner of the Ridibooks 2019 BL Awards. Ahn Yiyoung is hard at work building a startup with his college friends, knowing that a successful product could change all of their lives. But when they get the chance to present their work to major company SJ Corporation, Yiyoung comes face to face with the handsome bigshot executive, Kang Daehyung and his desperation to impress the other man leads to something unexpected…! Navigating personal relationships and the corporate world is a daunting task, but Yiyoung knows he’s up for the challenge! Will he be able to achieve success in both his love life and his career? NOV222266

OUR NOT SO LONELY PLANET TRAVEL GUIDE VOL 1 Page 467
Mone Sorai
Super serious Asahi Suzumura and laidback, easygoing Mitsuki Sayama might seem like an odd couple, but they made a deal; they’ll vacation around the world and when they get back to Japan, they’ll get married. As they travel from country to country, the different people, cultures and cuisine they encounter begin to bring them closer together. After all they’re not just learning about the world, but about themselves too. NOV222277 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PUPPY LOVE $14.99 Page 467
Tsuchida Haru
Inukai works at a company where he’s exploited and unappreciated, but one day he stops at a pet shop and meets a gentle clerk named Hoshi. Playing with cute dogs and the soothing conversation with Hoshi makes Inukai decide to quit his job and change his life situation so he can have a dog of his own. A memory comes to Hoshi suddenly, and he blurts out, “I’m the reincarnation of a dog you helped when you were a boy!” A fluffy love story between a mysterious pet shop clerk and a mistreated corporate drone!
NOV222278 (OFFERED AGAIN)

THIS WONDERFUL SEASON WITH YOU $14.99
Atsuko Yusen
An all-new boys love by the creator of Dekoboko Sugar Days! Enoki is practically the poster-boy for what a typical nerd looks like: short and slight, complete with big round glasses and social awkwardness. His main hobby is playing video games, and he’s used to not having many friends at school. Then, he meets Shirataki, a former member of the baseball club and his exact opposite; tall, muscular and sporty. Despite their many differences, the spark of friendship between the two boys begins to grow into something more. NOV222279 (OFFERED AGAIN)

WELCOME BACK AUREOLE $13.99 Page 464
Takatsu
Bright and sociable Kazu and the sober and serious Moto have been best friends since childhood. Even if they drifted apart in junior high, they still understood one another better than anyone else. But in their second year, Kazu began to think of Moto as more than just a friend. And as much as he wanted to think it was just a misunderstanding, it became clear to him that his feelings were all too real. NOV222268

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI

BIOGRAPHIX SC #1 HOWARD CRUSE $20.00 Page 388
Janine Utell and Howard Cruse
Howard Cruse tells the life story of one of the most important figures in LGBTQ+ comics. A preacher’s kid from Alabama who became “the godfather of queer comics,” Cruse (1944-2019) was a groundbreaking underground cartoonist, a wicked satirist, an LGBTQ+ activist, and a mentor to a vast network of queer comics artists. His comic strip Wendel, published in The Advocate throughout the 1980s, is considered a revolutionary moment in the development of LGBTQ+ comics, as is his inaugurating the editorship of Gay Comix with Kitchen Sink Press in 1979, which furthered the careers of important artists like Jennifer Camper and Alison Bechdel. Cruse’s graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, published in 1995, fictionalizes his own coming out in the context of the civil rights movement in 1960s Birmingham and was a significant forerunner to contemporary graphic novels and memoirs.
NOV221892

VAULT

BARBARIC HELL TO PAY #1 $4.99 Page 394
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
Barbaric is back and headed straight to hell in an all-new arc so big and bloody, it’s getting an extra issue!
While Owen tames a dragon with an old friend, Soren and Steel cross paths with someone else from our cursed barbarian’s past…who isn’t looking nearly as friendly. Hell hath no fury like a woman stabbed through the heart by an ugly f***ing orc. Oh, wait! Who’s carrying Axe? NOV221907

VIZ

MY HERO ACADEMIA SCHOOL BRIEFS VOL 6 $10.99 Page 428
Kouhei Horikoshi and Anri Yoshi
Setsubun-a holiday to mark the coming of spring. Between Setsubun, a Valentine’s Day celebration, a springtime mountain trip, and even a meeting under the cherry blossoms, both U.A. students and faculty are ready to celebrate! First, the students of class 1-A prepare for a wild bean-throwing showdown and aim to bring Bakugo the oni and Eri the hostage a little bit closer. But will they inspire the mean-spirited Bakugo to bring his very best Plus Ultra? NOV222022

MY LOVE MIX-UP VOL 6 $9.99 Page 427
Wataru Hinekure and Aruko
Aoki is dating Ida, a boy in his class. In order to buy Ida a birthday present, Aoki started working part-time, but now it seems Ida doesn’t want Aoki to spend his hard-earned money on him. What’s a boyfriend to do?! NOV222020

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HIRANO & KAGUIRA LIGHT NOVEL SC $15.00 Page 437
Shou Harusono and Kotoko Hachijo
Basketball players. Bad boys who aren’t really bad boys. Roommates. Senpai-kouhai BL romance. It all started when Kagiura moved into the school dorms with what seemed to be a bad boy upperclassman. But after he’s left in the tender care of his mother-hen of a roommate, Hirano, it’s too much to ask for Kagiura not to fall in love…right?!
From the author of Sasaki and Miyano comes the Hirano & Kagiura novel and its manga sequel, filled with answers to the questions Mya-chan never knew. Do they like-like each other? Are they dating? What juicy things do they get up to behind closed doors?! NOV222066

SASAKI & MIYANO VOL 7 $13.00 Page 434
Shou Harusono
Sasaki and Miyano. Bad boy and BL nerd. Miyano finally took the plunge and told Sasaki exactly how he feels! But that’s only step one of any relationship. After all, now they have to actually make dating work. And with Sasaki’s graduation just around the corner, the challenges they face are only increasing! Can they make their own happily ever after?
NOV222047

SOTUS VOL 1 $13.00 Page 431
BitterSweet and Kei
SOTUS is an educational system in which upperclassmen impose “trials” upon underclassmen. Arthit, leader of the engineering seniors, plans to put his new juniors through a harsh training regimen to earn the symbol of their major–the gear. However, a first-year named Kongpob causes new headaches for Arthit when he declares he’ll snatch the gear from him: “I’ll make you my wife!” NOV222034

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE HEARTSTRINGS GN $24.99 Page 413
Steve Hochman, Frank Mariffinno, and Manuela Pertega
Melissa Etheridge’s Heartstrings takes you on a journey through her growth and life as a musician, as it reveals the untold stories behind some of her favorite guitars, each one of them exciting, significant, and dear to her heart and music. NOV221995

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