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LGBTQA Previews January 2024 Part 1

Hello and welcome to the first Previews list for 2024! Considering a lot of publishers made a big effort to have graphic novels available for holiday gift giving the offerings are a bit slimmer this month and evenly split split with manga. Bryan Lee O’Malley celebrates Scott Pilgrim’s twentieth anniversary and the upcoming Netflix anime with a deluxe slipcover collection and new prints of the individual six volumes. Mags Vissagio teams up with Clark Bint for Rebel Moon House Blood Axe from Titan. Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela’s Abbottt 1979 is on the penultimate issue of the final mini series. Julia Delporte’s Portrait Of A Body was delayed from last month. In this autobiographical work from Drawn & Quarterly, Delporte faces questions about gender and sexuality.

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! https://gayleague.com/contact/

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ABLAZE

MIGHTY BARBARIANS TP $19.99 Page 161
Michael Moreci and Giuseppe Cafaro
Collecting issues 1-6 of The Mighty Barbarians. From the writer of Barbaric comes the world-hopping, skull-crushing adventures of The Mighty Barbarians! They’re barbarians. They loot, they plunder, they conquer. That’s what they do, and they do it alone…until now! When an unstoppable force starts consuming one world after another, sorceress Morgan Le Fey uses her magic to assemble a team of skull-cracking warriors who must somehow work together to save all of existence. There’s the young trickster Anansi, Viking shield maiden Birka, the shape shifting Nanook, and their leader, heir to a fallen kingdom and mightiest of warriors, Kull! Though their alliance is uneasy, they will do whatever it takes to cut the heart right out of their mutual enemy, leaving a path of ruin through everything and everyone that stands in their way! Before The Avengers, The Justice League, The X-Men, before it all…stood The Mighty Barbarians! NOV230814

ABRAMS COMICARTS

NIGHT EATERS GN VOL 2 HER LITTLE REAPERS SIGNED ED $29.99 Page 206
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
It’s been four months since the night of gore, chaos, and the failed demonic summoning that revealed the Ting twins’ unusual family background. Since then, Milly and Billy have tried to explore their new powers but abundantly clear: the Ting family is part of a much larger supernatural world and something in that world is very, very wrong. s Ipo and Keon are reluctantly drawn back into the treacherous high society of supernatural elites, their children find that dealings with the spirit world comes at a steep price when the dead have unfinished business with the living, only blood can balance the scales. To save humanity and themselves, the Tings will have to embrace their inner demons. Eisner Award-winning and bestselling author Marjorie Liu and illustrator Sana Takeda have done it again, spinning an epic tale of gods and monsters in Her Little Reapers that will leave readers hungry for more. This Previews Exclusive signed edition with an exclusive cover will be limited to 2,500 copies. NOV231074 (OFFERED AGAIN)

AHOY COMICS

ACID CHIMP VS BUSINESS DOG #1 $3.99 Page 209
Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, Peter Krause, and Steve Pugh
Ahoy’s breakout animal stars come muzzle-to-muzzle in this fifth-anniversary one-shot! Business Dog from Billionaire Island controls the wealth of nations! Acid Chimp from My Bad has been abducted by crooks who want him to kill the canine trillionaire with corrosive acid! And why wouldn’t he? Splashing acid is the only thing that Acid Chimp enjoys By the superstar creative teams of both books, including multiple award winner Mark Russell!(ONE SHOT) 1123AH361

AWA

MADNESS #6 $3.99 Page 244
J. Michael Straczynski and ACO
J. Michael Straczynski’s superpowered revenge thriller reaches its epic conclusion! Just two names remain on The Madness’ hit list: Darius, the leader of the Council of Justice; and Captain Micron, the one who dropped the bomb on Sarah and her family. 1123AW365

RUMPUS ROOM #5 $3.99 Page 243
Mark Russell and Ramon Rosanas
Don’t miss the concluding chapter of Mark Russell’s satirical horror thriller! As eccentric tech billionaire Bob Schrunk publicly shows off his bizarre art gallery on an internet talk show, the prisoners in his ‘Rumpus Room’ hatch one last plan to free themselves. Can Detective Hernandez lead them out of the endless, deadly cycle of voting on who will be the next to be crushed into Schrunk’s special skin cream? 1123AW374

BOOM

ABBOTT: 1979 #4 $4.99 Page 54
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
In the penultimate issue, Elena prepares for the final battle with the Umbra, a massive shadow in the Detroit River under the Ambassador Bridge. But Elena is not alone. Those that bring the light to many, will bring all the light together in the end. NOV230062

CODA #5 $4.99 Page 55
Simon Spurrier and Matias Bergara
For every hero’s weakness, one of their companions will be there to pick up the slack, and that’s exactly how Hum and company will get through the city, in search of the Spriggan. But there are some unexpectedly unthinkable things that only Hum is capable of, and after a massive portal appears, Mildew’s followers also do something unexpected-take a deadly leap of faith. NOV230073

DAMN THEM ALL #12 $3.99 Page 57
Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard
n a final showdown between the devils and the angels attached to Theo’s strings, Ellie is seemingly alone against their deranged, infernal and celestial screaming. But allies may be ready to fly in at any moment… revealing that The Rules can in fact be broken, and El’s flesh and blood will play a fateful part in the destiny of hell. NOV230087

RARE FLAVOURS #5 $4.99 Page 55
Ram V and Filipe Andrade
Rubin couldn’t hide his dark secret forever, and Mo certainly won’t stick around, finally learning the truth. But after two assassins capture the demon, will Rubin make an escape, and will Mo learn the true motivations behind Rubin’s culinary dreams? There is just one issue left until the mouthwatering conclusion to Ram V and Filipe Andrade’s new classic-in-the-making! NOV23006

ZAWA #3 $4.99 Page 59
Michael Dialynas
Zawa is healing, being around such kindness, and playing a personal part in regrowth, to Bandit’s joy. But the roar of the mountain, and the vile voice of the mayor may have the final say… NOV230096

DYNAMITE

GARGOYLES QUEST #1 $4.99 Page 71
Greg Weisman and Pasquale Qualano
Acclaimed author and Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman is joined by artist Pasquale Qualano for an all-new chapter in the ongoing Gargoyles saga and the stakes have never been higher for the Manhattan Clan! Thwarted in her earlier attempt to gain control of the ancient magical artifacts known as the Original Keys to Power, the evil Demona has set her sights on three New Keys that will give her the ability to make any human in her vicinity into her willing puppet. All that stands between Demona and world domination are Goliath and the Manhattan Clan. But despite their best efforts, Demona always seems to be a step ahead, gathering one Key after another. And once she has them all, the entire human race had better beware! NOV230125

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

PORTRAIT OF A BODY GN $29.95 Page 264
Julie Delporte
As she examines her life experience and traumas with great care, Delporte faces the questions about gender and sexuality that both haunt and entice her. Deeply informed by her personal relationships as much as queer art and theory, Portrait of a Body is both a joyous and at times hard meditation on embodiment-a journey to be reunited with the self in an attempt to heal pain and live more authentically. NOV231388

DSTLRY

SOMNA #2 $8.99 Page 268
Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay
Set amidst the terrifying backdrop of the witch hunts in a quiet 1600s English village, Somna follows one woman’s erotic escape from the confines of her puritanical world. No one is above suspicion when the relentless Witch Hunter Roland draws his net around someone close to him as this darkly sexual thriller races towards its gripping conclusion! From the masterful minds of Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay comes an intoxicating blend of history, eroticism, and the supernatural. This series will transport readers to a world where passion and spirits intertwine, captivating your senses to leave you craving more. Drawing inspiration from cinematic masterpieces such as Midsommar and The Witch, Somna emerges as an evocative instant classic of the medium. 1123DY386

IZE PRESS

A BUSINESS PROPOSAL VOL 4 $20.00 Page 402
Haehwa and NARAK
A crucial misunderstanding causes Hari to doubt Taemu’s intentions, but before she can mope about where it all went wrong, disaster strikes-her parents are hospitalized following an accident at the restaurant. Hari is in a state of panic, but thankfully, Taemu is an expert at dealing with crisis! The incident also brings Yeongsuh and Sunghoon together for the first time since their falling out. Can the two couples clear up the fog of misunderstanding? NOV231838

KODANSHA

MOON ON A RAINY NIGHT VOL 3 $12.99 Page 406
Kuzushiro
Saki and Kanon are walking around town when a sudden gust blows some flyers for a hair salon toward them. The two girls gather them up and return them to the owner, a salon apprentice, who unexpectedly asks Saki if she would come to the salon to sit for a test cut. Saki agrees, and when she visits the salon later that week, the young stylist recounts a story about a “friend” who fell in love with one of her female classmates during their school days. Could she be trying to tell Saki something…? NOV231868

NETCOMICS

HIS HOUSE VOL 1 $21.99 Page 422
Hajin Yoo
Life isn’t easy for an orphan, especially when you’re as good-looking as Gangyoo. To survive on the streets, Gangyoo hires himself out to homely women in desperate need of a pretend boyfriend. Now in college, Gangyoo only needs one more gig to earn enough money to graduate and live a normal life. There’s only one catch. His new client is a man named Soohyun. And there’s only one problem. They hate each other. Being a pretend boyfriend has never been so hard. Little does Gangyoo know that his own seedy past will catch up to bite him…and Soohyun harbors a dark secret of his own. NOV231877 (OFFERED AGAIN)

HIS HOUSE VOL 2 $21.99 Page 422
Hajin Yoo
After being gouged by his landlord, Gangyoo is forced to live with his client Soohyun. Gradually, Gangyoo develops feelings for the handicapped man, but Soohyun keeps his secretive thoughts to himself. Little do they both know that time and proximity are often the only required ingredients for two soulmates to fall in love. Gangyoo avoids going home. He anguishes alone at college. Meanwhile, Soohyun suffers his own torment. He badly wants revenge for his handicap. In order to get that vengeance, Soohyun must do something he planned from the very beginning…sacrifice Gangyoo. NOV231878 (OFFERED AGAIN)

HIS HOUSE VOL 3 $21.99 Page 422
Hajin Yoo
Gangyoo spends his days in bliss. Can life get any better? He has a great job and great friends. He lives in a comfortable home. Most important of all, he’s in love with Soohyun. Only one problem exists. For some reason, Soohyun keeps holding back his true feelings. Gangyoo desperately wishes to begin living his “happily ever after”, but a strange distance remains between the two lovers. Unfortunately, Soohyun’s brooding half-brother Sanghoon keeps hovering around. One day, Sanghoon offers Gangyoo the most dangerous gift imaginable…the truth. What is Soohyun’s secret? What is the true history of his house? NOV2318779 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TO TAKE AN ENEMY’S HEART VOL 1 $12.99 Page 407
Yusa
Master Igen, an oppressive and ruthless ruler, has the Azkun clan killed. He only keeps one survivor, Kassan, a frail young man who is to be his slave. When Kassan becomes attracted to his Master, without knowing he was the one who murdered his entire family, and his brother is revealed to be alive, he will have difficult choices to make. NOV231880 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TO TAKE AN ENEMY’S HEART VOL 2 $12.99 Page 407
Yusa
Kassan is tormented when he learns what his lover had done to his family. Master Igen saves Kassan from the fire and keeps him at his side. After a long hesitation Kassan takes revenge on his enemy and flees. But he is quickly captured again and tortured in a cell while Master Igen is unconscious from his attack. NOV231881 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TO TAKE AN ENEMY’S HEART VOL 3 $12.99 Page 407
Yusa
Kassan has a hard time containing his feelings for Master Igen, and is especially hurt when he is mocked. Later, Igen has unforeseen visitors who hinder his decisions. And Kassan learns more about his family and his father’s ruthless actions taken upon the high-ranked families of the kingdom. Hakar has devious plans of his own, his revenge is imminent. NOV231882 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TOTALLY CAPTIVATED VOL 1 NEW PTG $11.99 Page 408
Jinha Yoo
The mafia threatens Ewon into working for a loan shark, where he’s forced to run dangerous errands for no pay. The culprit who doomed Ewon to this life is none other than Jiho, Ewon’s jealous ex who still burns at Ewon’s infidelity. Their gang leader Mookyul, with movie-star good looks and the bizarre, drunken habit of biting people on the neck, takes a keen interest in his attractive new errand boy. Will Ewon be able to survive the violent underworld (not to mention the constant sexual harassment) he must endure as an underling of Mookyul? NOV231883 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TOTALLY CAPTIVATED VOL 2 NEW PTG $11.99 Page 408
Jinha Yoo
Ewon becomes the financial gatekeeper to Mookyul’s criminal enterprise and it’s a duty with endless perils. One of Mookyul’s former underlings pleads with Ewon for a job balancing the accounts. Ewon reluctantly agrees, but he’s about to discover the lengths men will go for both love and money. Meanwhile, Mookyul notices he has a strange familiarity with Ewon, a distant memory about the boy that’s finally surfacing. Time is a strange thing. Cause and effect weave endlessly. Ewon and Mookyul are about to discover, they go farther back then either ever suspected. In fact, Mookyul would never have become the man he is now, if he had never crossed paths with Ewon so long ago.
NOV231884 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TOTALLY CAPTIVATED VOL 3 NEW PTG $11.99 Page 408
Jinha Yoo
The mafia threatens Ewon into working for a loan shark, where he’s forced to run dangerous errand for no pay. The culprit who doomed Ewon to this life is none other than Jiho, Ewon’s jealous ex who still burns at Ewon’s infidelity! Their gang leader Mookyul, with movie-star good looks and the bizarre, drunken habit of biting people on the neck, takes a keen interest in his attractive new errand boy. Will Ewon be able to survive the violent underworld…not to mention the constant sexual harrassment he must endure as an underling of Mookyul? NOV231885 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ONI PRESS

SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 1 $24.99 Page 349
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about Scott Pilgrim comes Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover vol. 1: Precious Little Life! The first in a series of brand new hardcover editions, this full-color, remastered, 6″x9″ hardcover presents Scott’s first “evil ex” battle as you’ve never seen it before! Plus, previously unpublished extras and bonus materials make this mighty tome one that’s required reading for Scottaholics everywhere! NOV231607 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 2 $24.99 Page 349
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Presented in full-color for the first time, this gorgeous package includes new bonus materials, as well as remastered artwork and lettering! The second volume in Bryan Lee O’Malley’s epic, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World sees Mr. Pilgrim face off against another of Ramona’s exes–Hollywood icon and skate board enthusiast Lucas Lee! NOV231608 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL $24.99 Page 349
Bryan Lee O’Malley
The full color, completely remastered, utterly astounding republication of the Scott Pilgrim epic continues! This new 6″x9″ hardcover presents Scott’s run-in with Ramona ex, Envy boy toy and The Clash at Demon Head bassist Todd Ingram as you’ve never seen it before in full-color! Plus, previously unpublished extras, hard-to-find short stories, and exclusive bonus materials will make you see Scott Pilgrim in a whole new light! NOV231609 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 4 $24.99 Page 349
Bryan Lee O’Malley
The full color re-mastering of the Scott Pilgrim epic continues! Its summertime, but who can relax? Scott’s relationship with Ramona Flowers is sweeter than ever, but he’s still got girl troubles, seven evil ex-boyfriends still want to kill him, and worst of all, now Ramona wants him to get a job?!? Kicks, punches, rock & roll, subspace, half-ninjas, experience points, samurai swords, girly action, and laughable attempts to seek gainful employment are all that stand in the way of Scott Pilgrim getting it together! Includes previously unpublished extras, deleted scenes, and exclusive bonus content, all in glorious color! NOV231610 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 5 $24.99 Page 349
Bryan Lee O’Malley
The penultimate Scott Pilgrim full color hardcover edition is here! There are many questions in Scott Pilgrim’s terrible little life. First of all, why did he have to turn twenty-four? Secondly, why do robots keep trying to kill him? And why is Sex Bob-omb falling apart? Why is Ramona acting so weird? And finally, why won’t these brilliant and deadly Japanese twins leave him alone? Scott Pilgrim will find the answers to these questions… or die trying! Featuring exclusive bonus content and previously unpublished extras you won’t find anywhere else in the Universe! NOV231611 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 6 $24.99 Page 349
Bryan Lee O’Malley
SCOTT PILGRIM has faced down six of Ramona Flowers’s evil exes but now that the happy couple is no more, was it even worth it? And if Scott and Ramona aren’t together, then why do the ominous messages from Gideon Graves keep coming? This the end of the Scott Pilgrim saga like you’ve never seen it before–in full glorious color with a bevy of extras. This is truly Scott Pilgrim’s finest hour. NOV231612 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOTT PILGRIM PRECIOUS LITTLE SLIPCASE COLLECTION SC $89.99 Page 348
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Celebrate Scott Pilgrim’s 20th anniversary with the original story that inspired the beloved movie and the new Netflix Anime! When Scott Pilgrim meets Ramona Flowers, sparks fly. Discover the graphic novel series that captured the imagination of fans around the world. Collecting all six black-and-white digest-sized volumes in one gorgeous slipcase with an exclusive poster, this is the classic Scott Pilgrim experience. 1123ON421

SEVEN SEAS

LOVE A KITTEN & SALTY DOG $14.99 Page 412
Nenko Nen
In this sweet and Mature-rated Boys’ Love tale, a veterinarian and a college guy fall for each other thanks to an adorable stray cat! Okura is a tough veterinarian who works at Kinako Animal Hospital, right near the entertainment district. One day, a kind and earnest college student named Momo brings in a tiny kitten he found on the streets, and the two men grow closer as Okura helps Momo learn about cat parenthood. It isn’t long until their conversations turn from pet care to their experiences with romance as Okura finds himself wanting to get to know Momo better. Will their relationship grow into something more with a kiss? NOV231917

STARS OF CHAOS SHA PO LANG VOL 2 $19.99 Page 416
Priest
The steampunk danmei/Boys’ Love novels from China that inspired multimedia adaptations! The discovery of violet gold, a vital fuel for steam-powered machines, propelled Great Liang into an age of prosperity. But for Chang Geng, a young man raised on the impoverished northern frontier, the concerns of the empire are as distant as the stars above. When raiders from the north attack Chang Geng’s small village, he discovers that the life he knows is a lie. His mother, his teacher…even his beloved godfather, the man he trusted most in the world, are not who they seem. As enemies of the empire circle ever closer, Chang Geng must travel to the heart of the capital with his godfather at his side…to meet his destiny. NOTE: This is a “light novel.” Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXIII #1 (JAN232309) NOV231945

SUMMER YOU WERE THERE VOL 4 $13.99 Page 415
Yuama
In this yuri love story, two high school girls — one a shy writer, the other a social butterfly — try to live out a romance novel. Shizuku is a shy high schooler who hardly talks to other people. Instead, she loses herself in writing, crafting a novel that she never intends to show anyone. But when her cute, popular classmate Kaori gets her hands on Shizuku’s manuscript, everything changes. Kaori suggests that, in order to give Shizuku material for her next book, the two of them should start dating! Can this mismatched pair create their own happily ever after? NOV231938

THOUSAND AUTUMNS QIAN QIU VOL 3 $19.99 Page 416
Meng Xi Shi
The beloved danmei/Boys’ Love wuxia novel series from China that inspired the donghua (animated series) streaming in English! Shen Qiao is a devout Daoist priest who has spent his life honing his skills and spirit, leading his sect with martial talent, beauty beyond measure, and an earnest heart. His polar opposite, Yan Wushi, leads one of the most powerful demonic sects and is said to be unrivaled in his strength and cunning. Yan Wushi believes in the inherently selfish nature of all people…himself included…and that nobody is above committing dark deeds for their own benefit. When a fight leaves Shen Qiao injured, blind, and with hazy memories, Yan Wushi takes in the defeated sect leader with a dark plan: test the limits of the man’s patience and faith in others to lure him onto the demonic path. Little does he know that he is about to meet the first immovable force of his life, and that two hearts can connect in unexpected ways. With the passing of a thousand autumns, who can stay eternal? NOTE: This is a “light novel.” NOV23194

SILVER SPROCKET

PEEPEE POOPOO #420 ONESHOT $9.99 Page 363
Caroline Cash
Caroline Cash’s gay, modern take the ’60s underground comic continues! Discover the bloody dread of paying your freelancer taxes for the first time. Feel the surreal peace of waking up after your world has ended. Bond over the possibility of puking in the bar icebox. Features a cardstock foil cover! NOV231709 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PEEPEE POOPOO #69 ONESHOT $9.99 Page 363
Caroline Cash
2022 Ignatz Award Winner for Outstanding Minicomic! Cash’s take on the classic ’60s underground comic collects several short stories, including the hilarious “Art School Confidential” and the queer meet-cute “One Beer.” Features a cardstock cover with foil! NOV231710 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SUBLIME

DAISY JEALOUSY GN $14.99 Page 383
Ogeretsu Tanaka
Misaki has always loved video games and would do anything to break into the industry. Despite his silly, happy-go-lucky attitude, he’s always putting his head down to be the best game designer around. And Misaki’s certain he is-at least, until he meets Kaname, a stoic genius who tops him in just about every way. With his skills, smarts, and sweet smile, Kaname has Misaki swirling in a pool of envy, admiration, and maybe even love. Will Misaki be able to overcome his jealousy and learn how to love Kaname? NOV231747

TITAN

LIFE IS STRANGE FORGET ME NOT #2 Page 150
Zoe Thorogood and Claudia Leonardi
No information was provided by the publisher. NOV230790

REBEL MOON HOUSE BLOOD AXE #1 $3.99 Page 140
Mags Vissagio and Clark Bint
With war looming on the horizon on the planet Shasu, Yisrael Bloodaxe is the reluctant ruler. Conflicted between living up to his father’s domineering legacy and maintaining the peace, it is up to Yisrael to settle the conflicts within himself, and his family, before the entire planet erupts in war. NOV230756

TOKYOPOP

ACID TOWN GN VOL 1 $13.99 Page 423
Kyugo
In a city where lawlessness rules, Yuki and his best friend Tetsu attempt to rob the headquarters of the local Seidoukai in order to steal money to pay for Yuki’s little brother’s hospital bill. The mission is a failure, but piques the interest of mob boss Kazutaka Hyodo. He offers Yuki a deal; come to visit him once a week, and he’ll take care of his brother’s fees. Yuki accepts this arrangement without question, and so makes his first visit. This book contains strong language and darker elements, including mentions of sexual violence, and discussion of abuse. It is not intended for anyone under 16 years of age. NOV231977 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ACID TOWN GN VOL 4 $13.99 Page 424
Kyugo
In a city where lawlessness rules, Yuki and his best friend Tetsu attempt to rob the headquarters of the local Seidoukai in order to steal money to pay for Yuki’s little brother’s hospital bill. The mission is a failure, but piques the interest of mob boss Kazutaka Hyodo. He offers Yuki a deal; come to visit him once a week, and he’ll take care of his brother’s fees. Yuki accepts this arrangement without question, and so makes his first visit… This book contains strong language and darker elements, including mentions of sexual violence, and discussion of abuse. NOV231976

AT 30 I REALIZED I HAD NO GENDER GN $13.99 Page 421
Shou Arai
At age 30, Shou Arai came to a realization; they had no gender. Now they were faced with a question they’d never really considered: how to age in a society where everything is so strongly segregated between two genders? This autobiographical manga explores Japanese culture surrounding gender, transgender issues, and the day to day obstacles faced by gender minorities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community with a lighthearted, comedic attitude. NOV231969 (OFFERED AGAIN)

COVER MY SCARS WITH YOUR KISS GN Vol 01
Io Amaki
Crying over a broken heart, Seto bumps into well-dressed businessman Kurusu… literally. Insisting the two go to his fancy apartment to wash off the coffee stains, Kurusu presses Seto for the reason why he’s so distraught, and one thing leads to another. When the two cross paths again later, Kurusu proposes they make their arrangement a little more long term. Cautious about falling in love again so soon, Seto can’t help but feel drawn to this wealthy, handsome and kind man…This manga is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. NOV231982

HEAT X BEAT I MAY BE AN OMEGA BUT IM GOING TO BE AN IDOL $15.99 Page 425
Ken Homerun
Asahi wants nothing more than to be an idol, and when he’s chosen as the latest member of boyband B-Marks he’s over the moon. Except for one little detail; Asahi is an omega, and one of the other members, Madoka, is an alpha. Insisting on staying unmated to remain loyal to their fanbase, Asahi agrees to a “friends with benefits” arrangement to appease their hormonal urges without commitment. At least, that’s what he intends… NOV231981

MITSUKA VOL 02 $13.99 Page 425 Page 425
Akabeko
Leo is host at a nightclub- and he always thought he had no interest in men – until he slept with Takahiro- a sex worker who introduced him to pleasures he’d never felt before. Now- sex with women doesn’t satisfy him- and after begging Takahiro to sleep with him again- they agree to a ‘friends with benefits’ arrangement. But just when Leo thinks he may be falling in love- one of his best customers asks him to sleep with her. Takahiro catches him in the act- and things take a dark turn… This book contains explicit content- including sex work- dubious consent- and sexual violence. It is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. NOV231983

MY LOVE WILL LAST UNTIL THE END OF TIME GN $13.99 Page 425
Nanako Haida
Hiroto- a college student- has memories of his past life. He used to be the heir to the throne- and was deeply in love with a commoner man. Then- one day- their love was ruthlessly torn apart. He was still a child when these memories returned to him- and ever since Hiroto has been searching for his beloved Mika in this world. He vows that this time- they will find happiness together. Fate brings them together once again- but Mika’s reincarnation- Kou- has no memory of his previous life. This manga is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. NOV231984

ROOMING WITH MY TWO LOVERS GN $13.99 Page 425
Anji Seina
Meet Atsushi- an easily influenced- struggling musician. One day his hairdresser- Shiki- asked him- ‘Why don’t you come to live with me and my friend?’ It seemed like a good idea… at least- until the friend turned out to be Atsushi’s ex- Enraku. They were madly in love- but ended on bad terms. Can the three of them together mend the broken pieces of a past relationship? This manga is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. NOV231985

WHY I ADOPTED MY HUSBAND GN $12.99 Page 421
Yuta Yagi
As a gay couple living in Japan (where gay marriage is not yet legal), Yuta and Kyota have found a unique loophole in order to live together and support one another financially, legally and medically; Kyota adopted Yuta. This nonfiction manga depicts how they met, living together, discussions with their parents, and their future anxieties and determination as they strive for independence and equal rights under Japanese law. NOV23197 (OFFERED AGAIN)

VAULT

GODFELL TP COMPLETE SERIES $19.99 Page 373
Chris Sebela and Ben Hennessy
God is dead. Who’s next? One sunny day in the land of Kerethim, God falls dead from the sky. The impact sends out shockwaves that draw in royal families at war, shadowy creatures of the dark, and armies of the dispossessed, all coming to lay claim to parts of God’s body. Into this power struggle wanders Zanzi Vuiline, a soldier and berserker trying to get home from a years-long war. Forced to fight her way through the strange landscapes in and on God’s corpse, from the soles of its feet through the top of its head, Zanzi will acquire a mysterious traveling companion named Neth who’s on her own pilgrimage. Written by Eisner Award-nominated author Chris Sebela and illustrations by rising star artist Ben Hennessy. 1123VL469

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