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LGBTQA Previews July 2021 Part 2

You’ll find comics, TPBs, and graphic novels from Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, and Marvel either by queer and ally creators (names listed in bold) or featuring LGBTQA characters or themes. Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and BL/yaoi and yuri is here!

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

BLACK HAMMER VISIONS VOL 1 $24.99 PGE 106
Patton Oswalt & Various, Dean Kotz & Various
Creators such as Patton Oswalt, Geoff Johns, Mariko Tamaki, Scott Snyder, Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson, Cullen Bunn, Johnnie Christmas, Cecil Castellucci, and many more of comics’ top talents take on some of the greatest heroes and villains of Spiral City! This collection launches the beginning of a special two volume hardcover series of exciting stories taking place in the world of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer superhero comics. This graphic novel collects Black Hammer: Visions #1-4 and also features a sketchbook section and pinups by Gilbert Hernandez, Evan Dorkin, Kelley Jones, Christina Chung, and more! MAY210250

CHIVALRY HC $19.99 Page 108
Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran
A delightfully humorous and sweet fantasy story brought to you by from the Eisner-award winning team of Snow, Glass, Apples: Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran! An elderly British widow buys what turns out to be the Holy Grail from a second-hand shop setting her off on an epic visit from an ancient knight who lures her with ancient relics in hope for winning the cup. MAY210261

COLD BODIES TP $19.99 Page 119
Magdalene Visaggio and Andrea Mutti
From Magdalene Visaggio, the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and creator of SyFy Channel’s Vagrant Queen, and Prometheus’ Andrea Mutti comes this 1980s meta-horror homage focusing on how trauma affects victims of slashers and never leaves decades later. Years ago, Denise Stokes was the sole survivor of the brutal Winter Man massacre, in which several young adults were slaughtered during a powerful blizzard in Wisconsin. Now, in present day, Denise has tried to bury the past behind her, while the world around her has become obsessed with the murders through a popular film franchise called Snow Day. And as the anniversary of the killing’s approaches, Denise finds herself in a dark place as she begins to see the Winter Man show up again and the difference between what’s real and what isn’t begins to collapse around her. MAY210294

COMPLETE AMERICAN GODS $124.99 Page 109
Neil Gaiman & Various, P. Craig Russell & Various
The complete American Gods comic series, adapted by comics legend P. Craig Russell from the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, in a deluxe, oversized collection with slipcase and ribbon. Shadow Moon, fresh out of jail, finds his wife dead, his life in shambles, and nowhere to turn. But a chance meeting with the mysterious Mr. Wednesday thrusts him into the center of a conflict between new and old gods, where the future of human and divine life is at stake. MAY210267

CRITICAL ROLE MIGHTY NEIN ORIGINS HC YASHA NYDOORIN $17.99 Page 111
Cecil Castellucci and Will Kirkby
For Yasha, there has always been a storm on the horizon. Maybe it formed with her adoption by the Dolorov people in the harsh lands of Xhorhas. Or perhaps when she fell for her first love, Zuala. Or still later, when grief and madness drove her from her village and out into–somewhere else. Maybe, on the other hand, Yasha IS the storm. Celebrated writer Cecil Castellucci joins artist William Kirkby, colorist Diana Sousa, and letterer Ariana Maher, with Matthew Mercer and Ashley Johnson of Critical Role, to draw back the curtain on the tumultuous past of the Mighty Nein’s Yasha Nydoorin. MAY210270

EMPOWERED OMNIBUS VOL 3 $34.99 Page 118
Adam Warren
Sexy? Immeasurably! Superheroes? Countless! Comedy? Nigh infinite! Adam Warren’s Empowered takes the staid tropes of modern capes-and-tights fare and pummels them into “a fantastically rendered book on every conceivable level” (Comic Book Resources). And face-crackingly funny though it be, Empowered also delivers “genuinely affecting emotion” (Library Journal). You can at long last have your cake and eat it, too! Collects Empowered volumes 7, 8, and 9. MAY210290

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #1 $3.99 Page 94
Kevin Smith & Various, and Mindy Lee
This is the official comic book prequel to the upcoming Netflix television show written by Executive Producers Kevin Smith and Rob David and episode writer Tim Sheridan and featuring art by Mindy Lee. Following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy. The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show! MAY210225

NORSE MYTHOLOGY II #1 $3.99 Page 109
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Matt Horak
New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life-Ragnarok. The conclusion of “The Mead of Poets,” telling of the wise god Kvasir, poetry’s origins, a magical mead, and Odin’s devious attempts to win poetry for the gods. MAY210264

OVERWATCH TRACER LONDON CALLING HC $24.99 Page 124 https://amzn.to/3yzDIdQ
MarikoTamaki and Babs Tarr
Overwatch may be disbanded, but Tracer’s time in “retirement” is up . . . After a punk-rock omnic named Iggy shows Tracer the dire living conditions forced upon London’s omnics, Tracer vows to help. But things might not be so easy, especially with larger forces sowing conflict between humans and omnics in London. Acclaimed Eisner and Harvey award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and kinetic artist Babs Tarr are joined by colorist Rachael Cohen and letterer Deron Bennett. Collects the five-issue miniseries. MAY210311

STRANGER THINGS LIBRARY EDITION VOL 1 $39.99 Page 111 https://amzn.to/3hQXJXw
Jody Houser and Kyle Lambert
Experience more eighties horror nostalgia with this hardcover collection of Stranger Things: The Other Side, and Stranger Things: Science Camp. Find out how Will survived the horrors of the Upside Down and follow Dustin on his adventures at summer camp. Collects Stranger Things Volume 1: The Other Side and Stranger Things Volume 4: Science Camp. MAY210271

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ACTION COMICS #1033 $4.99 Page 6
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Daniel Sampere, and Michael Avon Oeming
Atlantis is under attack! Taking in the Warworld refugees also means taking possession of the deadly Warworld tech they brought with them, and holding that much power makes the undersea kingdom a threat to the rest of the world. Can Superman move fast enough to prevent all-out war? Doing so may mean taking the power into his own hands. Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane! In our second feature, Midnighter has gone deep into the Trojan compound and found a very unexpected guest whose path he crossed in Future State-none other than Mister Miracle! 0521DC009

BATMAN #110 $4.99 Page 31
James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez, and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Main: Batman’s bloody, no-holds-barred fight with Magistrate enforcer Peacekeeper-01 rages on in epic fashion! Simon Saint’s master plan comes to fruition as his Magistrate program makes its move on Gotham City, and things are about to heat up! (Not in a good way!) Backup: The Instigator versus Ghost-Maker in a kung fu showdown! Need we say more? 0521DC048

BATMAN SECRET FILES HUNTRESS #1 $4.99 Page 17
Mariko Tamaki and David Lapham
Huntress returns in an all-new one-shot adventure! Gotham’s Violet Vengeance lived through a lot in the last few weeks…including her brain being invaded by a violent parasite bent on sending her on a deadly slugfest bender. Not fun, amiright? Well, Helena Bertinelli is no one to mess with-and when the villainous Vile’s parasite gives her the ability to see through the eyes of his victims? You best believe she’s gonna track him down and pop an arrow in that slimeball. Look out, Batman, Huntress is on the prowl! 0521DC028

CATWOMAN #33 $3.99 Page 37
Ram V and Fernando Blanco
Selina has worked hard to establish herself as the queen of Alleytown. But in response to Catwoman saving Poison Ivy from extermination at the hands of Saint Industries, Simon Saint has sent in the early stages of a totalitarian force that has left her kingdom shuttered. Catwoman has seen a man take his own life to avoid the consequences of crossing Saint Industries, so she knows there is no telling what they have in store for her and her gang of strays. And to make matters worse, Alleytown’s eerily quiet and empty streets now set the stage for the long-awaited confrontation between Catwoman and Father Valley! 0521DC063

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THE CONJURING THE LOVER #1 & #2 $3.99 Page 12
David L. Johnson-McGoldrick, Rex Ogle, Scott Snyder, Garry Brown, Dave Johnson, and Denys Cowan
The terrifying debut of the tie-in to The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It begins here, with a story that’s bursting at the seams with clues about the new film. Meet Jessica. Jessica just returned to her freshman year of college after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched. She soon comes to realize that something evil made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip. But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly normal college freshman? Read this nerve-racking tale, creepily crafted by Conjuring screenwriter David L. Johnson-McGoldrick and Rex Ogle with heart-stopping art from Garry Brown and chill-inducing covers by Bill Sienkiewicz, to find out! 0521DC018

Jessica’s life begins to take a turn for the terrifying as she finds herself experiencing increasingly disturbing events at her college. Most troubling of all, she begins to suspect that the phenomena she’s experiencing could have an unsettling origin-her own psyche. Plus, Che Grayson and Juan Ferreyra bring you another trip into the Warrens’ haunted artifact room for a double dose of dread! 0521DC021

CRUSH & LOBO #2 $3.99 Page 41
Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan
If there’s anything Crush knows, it’s that traveling through space is a great time to load up on coffee, catch up on murder podcasts, and definitely not get sucked into a spiral of depression while reflecting on your meet-cute with the ex-girlfriend who just dumped you. When Crush’s trusty travel mug runs dry, a pit stop for caffeine puts Lobo’s daughter face to face with an old enemy whose vicious revenge could put an end to her journey-when it’s only just barely begun! Tick tock, Crush…your father’s waiting. 0521DC071

DEATHSTROKE BY CHRISTOPHER PRIEST OMNIBUS $150.00 Page 87
Christopher Priest and Various
When Slade Wilson is confronted by his own troubled past, he’ll be challenged to reinvent himself before he loses everything and everyone in his life. Can Deathstroke be redeemed? And if he can, how long will he be able to keep up his hero status? Find out in Deathstroke by Christopher Priest Omnibus, collecting Deathstroke: Rebirth #1; Deathstroke #1-50; Deathstroke Annual (Rebirth) #1; Titans #11; Teen Titans #8, #28-30; Titans: The Lazarus Contract Special #1; and DC Holiday Special 2017 #1.0521DC156

DETECTIVE COMICS #1039 & 1040 $4.99 Page 42
Mariko Tamaki, Tristan Jones, and Victor Bodanovic
Looks like someone brought a batarang to a bazooka fight! As the explosive battle royal between Batman and Mr. Worth roars to a climax, Huntress is on the trail of the other major threat plaguing Gotham City: violence parasite Vile! By the end of this battle, one character will be dead, one avenged, and even more holding on for dear life! Do not miss this epic issue that leads directly into the Batman Secret Files: Huntress special! PLUS: In The Vile Truth, catch a glimpse into the secret origin of Detective Comics break-out villain Vile through the lens of writer/artist Tristan Jones! 0521DC073

Looks like someone brought a batarang to a bazooka fight! As the explosive battle royal between Batman and Mr. Worth roars to a climax, Huntress is on the trail of the other major threat plaguing Gotham City: violence parasite Vile! By the end of this battle, one character will be dead, one avenged, and even more holding on for dear life! Do not miss this epic issue that leads directly into the Batman Secret Files: Huntress special! PLUS: In The Vile Truth, catch a glimpse into the secret origin of Detective Comics break-out villain Vile through the lens of writer/artist Tristan Jones! 0521DC074

DREAMING WAKING HOURS #12 $3.99 Page 64
G. Willow Wilson and Nick Robles
The future of the realm of Faerie lands in Heather After’s hands-and Heather’s not exactly known for her sound judgment. But if she doesn’t use her power wisely, she could call down the wrath of the Dream Lord himself-and send her closest confidant, the escaped nightmare Ruin, back into eternal imprisonment…or far, far worse! Will Ruin be unmade before ever knowing the true love he condemned himself to mortality for? Perhaps he just gets what everybody gets-a lifetime. But it’s looking awfully short. 0521DC119

GOTHAM CITY MONSTERS $17.99 Page 90
Steve Orlando and Amancay Nahuelpan
Now that S.H.A.D.E. has been dismantled by Leviathan, Frankenstein finds himself free to set his sights on his former mentor, Melmoth, the one evil that got away. With bad things happening across the Multiverse, this may be Frankenstein’s last shot at setting things right. Of course, Melmoth has his own agenda, and it’s going to take more than a lone monster to take him down. So Frankenstein heads to Gotham City in search of allies and recruits Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, Orca, vampire Andrew Bennett, and a mysterious figure known as the Red Phantom. But will even these dread creatures be enough to save humanity before the entire cosmos collapses in on itself? Fan-favorite writer Steve Orlando and red-hot artist Amancay Nahuelpan bring the monstrous might of the DC Universe in full force. Collecting Gotham City Monsters #1-6, 0521DC159

GREEN LANTERN #4 $4.99 Page 45
Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney, and Marco Santucci
Improve. Adapt. Overcome. The same lessons John Stewart learned in the Marine Corps help him begin his quest to find the other lost Lanterns in the dark sectors of space. Meanwhile, back on Oa, one of the Corps’ newest members, Jo Mullein, alongside Young Justice’s Teen Lantern and Simon Baz, tends to the wounded and investigates who or what caused the source of all Green Lanterns’ power to go nuclear and wipe out the Corps. 0521DC079

HARLEY QUINN #5 $3.99 Page 46
Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo
Did I miss something, or is there another new creep in a funny costume tryin’ to take over Gotham? Villains in this city are like that multiheaded hydra monster: blow a few up in Arkham Asylum, and 50 more pop up in ridiculous costumes thinkin’ they’re worthy of one of those fancy character variant covers. And here I thought bustin’ outta Hugo Strange’s new headquarters and savin’ the clowns was gonna be my biggest problem today., 0521DC081

INFINITE FRONTIER #2 & 3 $4.99 Page 47
Joshua Williamson and Xermanico
What secrets and changes lurk inside the newly expanded Multiverse? The devious Director Bones of the D.E.O. re-forms a ragtag team to keep the new worlds at bay, but was highly skilled agent Cameron Chase recruited because the director needs her help, or because he wants a patsy when things go south? Meanwhile, Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, takes drastic measures to find his missing daughter. Someone has kidnapped Jade, and Alan’s going to find out why and bring her home. Plus, the resurrection of Roy Harper gives the former Teen Titan some unexpected and unpredictable new powers., 0521DC083

Infinite Frontier #3

Barry Allen’s history with the Psycho-Pirate isn’t pleasant. The Flash encountered this mind-bending villain all the way back in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it did not end well for the Scarlet Speedster. For the first time since his death and rebirth, Barry runs afoul of this foe-hopefully it will go better this time around! That is, if the even bigger villain behind the Pirate stays out of the fray, or if President Superman of Justice Incarnate sticks around to help win the day., 0521DC085

JOKER #4 $5.99 Page 66
James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, Sam Johns, Francesco Francavilla, and Sweeney Boo
The never-before-seen tale of The Joker’s first night in Arkham Asylum is finally revealed! When a lunatic in a clown suit tries to poison Gotham City’s reservoir and is placed in Arkham Asylum before his trial, Detective Jim Gordon realizes something’s different about this new inmate that could forever change the future of Gotham. Backup: Rising-star artist Sweeney Boo joins the series as things get worse and worse for Punchline and Bluebird. Punchline’s prison war against the Queen of Spades escalates, and no prisoner at Blackgate Penitentiary will be exempt from choosing sides. And after barely escaping death at the hands of Punchline’s former accomplice, will Bluebird have the will to continue her investigation and find the mysterious woman from Punchline’s past who has the answers she’s looking for? 0521DC122

JUSTICE LEAGUE #64 & 65 $4.99 Page 49
Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V, Steve Pugh, and Sumit Kumar
Introducing…the United! This all-new all-star group of alien warriors represents all voices in the newly formed United Planets. A galactic Justice League, if you will. The first Legion of Super-Heroes? Sort of. The United comes to the new Justice League for help because the biggest threat to the universe is on the loose, and all roads lead to…Superman. All this, and Aquaman has some surprising news. This big, bold, universe-spanning story serves as a perfect hopping-on point for fans curious where their favorite DC heroes go next! Plus: While the Justice League Dark regroups after hitting the books (literally), all eyes turn toward Gotham, where Merlin’s followers gather to protect a mysterious weapon. Now it’ll take not one knight but two to infiltrate the cult and save reality. Batman guest-stars as the Eternal Knight’s new squire in this action-packed tale! 0521DC087

The Justice League heads to deep space, on the trail of the most dangerous new criminal in all the galaxy. The biggest threat to the United Planets is on the loose, and no one in the cosmos is safe. Meanwhile, on Earth, Checkmate breaks into the Hall of Justice looking for clues to Black Canary’s secret affiliation. What secret affiliation, you ask? It’s a secret, duh! All this, and Black Adam declares himself leader of the League. Plus, as the Justice League Dark plans their next move, Batman makes his in Gotham. An ally from Etrigan’s past holds the key to saving the present, but to retrieve it, the League and the Eternal Knights must venture deep into his twisted dreams. Little do they know, Randu Singh’s mind is a maze that they could end up trapped in for good! 0521DC089

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #2 $3.99 Page 68
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno
After the life-changing events of the previous issue, the guests at the nice house on the lake must decide their next steps-but there’s not exactly perfect agreement about the situation. Who among them is ready to walk out the door? And who is content to simply…float? 0521DC128

NIGHTWING #82 $3.99 Page 54
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
Melinda Zucco’s connection to the man who killed Dick Grayson’s parents wasn’t a surprise to the Bludhaven hero, but what the former Robin discovers about Melinda’s ties to the Flying Graysons leaves the usually upbeat detective speechless. 0521DC098

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #5 $6.99 Page 69
John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Andrea Cucchi
Being a superhero runs in Anissa Pierce’s family. It’s been a part of her life in one way or another since her father, Jefferson Pierce, first started to fight crime as Black Lightning. Despite what her parents tell her, despite what the world tells her, Anissa knows that she has the same calling as her father. But as Anissa takes on the mantle of Thunder, she must grapple with a very different world than the one that her father first patrolled. The critically acclaimed creative team of Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley and artists Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi bring The Other History of the DC Universe to a close. 0521DC130 / 0521DC131 (Jamal Campbell cover shown)

RWBY JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 $3.99 Page 57
Marguerite Bennett, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger
While searching the harbor, Blake, Yang, and Clark Kent come face to face with a trident-wielding boy who can command sea life. But is this princely boy the one taking control of people all over Remnant? And what is his mysterious connection to Clark? Later, the gang comes back together, but each team was unsuccessful in cracking the mystery surrounding the missing huntsmen. As they discuss their findings, Team RWBY is ambushed by their brainwashed friends! They’ll need a savior from above in order to surmount these odds! 0521DC104

SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #5 $3.99 Page 58
Amy Chu and Maria Laura Sanapo
Katie, a spirited 98-year-old woman, has escaped her nursing home. As her caregivers track her down, Katie recounts her World War II adventures with Wonder Woman. 0521DC106

STATIC SEASON ONE #2 $3.99 Page 9
Vita Ayala, CHRISSCROSS, and Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Virgil Hawkins learns that a secret identity is a tricky thing when his high school bully gets upgraded to his super-powered archnemesis! But if he thinks the fires of Hotstreak burn hot, then he definitely isn’t ready for the white-hot anger of his parents, when they learn what he’s brought to their front door. 0521DC012

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #1 $4.99 Page 4
Grant Morrison and Mikel Janin
Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream Justice League. So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of some business on the sly. Not only will Black know the right candidates for the team, but if Superman can make him behave himself and act in service of the greater good, then he’ll prove literally anyone can be a hero! They’ll have to move quickly, however, as the Ultra-Humanite forms his own team to take out the Man of Steel. This new limited series helps launch an all-new Superman status quo, setting up story elements that reverberate across both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El in the months to come. And not only is Superman putting together a superstar team, but it takes superstars to tell the tale: Grant Morrison and Mikel Janin! 0521DC006

SWAMP THING #5 $3.99 Page 70
Ram V and Mike Perkins
Newly armed with the knowledge and powers he gained from the Green and yet lonelier than ever, Levi Kamei is pulled once more into service as the Avatar of the Green is summoned by primal forces to the city of London, where old ideas lie buried, slowly leaching into the reality above. The scars of old wars and the dangers of past ideologies resurface as the Swamp Thing must team up with an old trench-coated acquaintance and his new protege to save the present from the atrocities of our past. 0521DC132

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #5 $3.99 Page 63
Tim Sheridan and Steve Lieber
After launching their own investigation into the identity of Red X, Gotham City expatriates and new Titans Academy students Bratgirl, Chupacabra, and Megabat come face to face with the mysterious figure in the flesh. With the tables turned, this Bat Pack of kids must reveal their own secret origins to their masked captor! [Bunker is in the cast and new character Stitch is non binary.] 0521DC117

TEEN TITANS BEAST BOY LOVES RAVEN $16.99 Page 24
Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo
Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo continue their New York Times bestselling Teen Titans series, and give readers the romantic meet-up we’ve all been waiting for! It seems like years, but it’s only been a few days since Raven Roth recovered her memories, trapped her demon father, Trigon, in her amulet, and had her heart broken for the first time. But she doesn’t have time to worry about the past…she has to focus on finding a way to get rid of Trigon for good. Garfield Logan still can’t believe he has the power to transform into animals. But controlling his newfound abilities is difficult, and their unpredictable nature could have dangerous consequences. Knowing his parents kept this secret hidden from him only makes Gar feel more alone. He and Raven both seeking answers from the one person who seems to have them all figured out: Slade Wilson. When their paths cross in Nashville, Raven and Gar can’t help but feel a connection, despite the secrets they try to hide from each other. It will take a lot of trust and courage to overcome the wounds of their pasts. But can they find acceptance for the darkest parts of themselves? Or maybe even love? 0521DC043

WONDER GIRL #3 $3.99 Page 72
Joelle Jones
Let the training commence! Now crowned Hera’s champion, Yara needs to start acting like one. Enter Eros, the goddess’s favorite grandson and the god of love. Can Yara resist his charms long enough to master her unpredictable new powers? All the gods are watching…are you? 0521DC136

WONDER WOMAN #775 & 776 $4.99 Page 73
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Andy MacDonald, Jill Thompson (#776), and Paulina Ganucheau
Welcome to the Graveyard of Gods, Wonder Woman…the Keeper of the Grounds anticipates your arrival! Many enter these hallowed grounds of the DCU, but none return to the world of the living. So how is Diana supposed to save herself, let alone a whole pantheon of gods? With her weapons rendered useless, she’ll have to find the key to victory within! Plus, in a seemingly happier time, Young Diana emerges from her readings just in time to discover that Clio has been possessed by the very texts they wished to save! How could the pursuit of knowledge become something so twisted? Find out as our young hero battles for her life against her former teacher!, 0521DC138

They may look innocent, but the faeries of Elfhame have it in for Wonder Woman! What did Diana do to incur their wrath? Well, it may have something to do with the Roman god who has turned the Sphere of the Gods upside down in pursuit of power. Someone must pay for the damage they’ve caused, and Ratatosk could be the first if Diana doesn’t find him in time! Back on Themyscira, in the days of Diana’s youth, the missing historical texts are close to being completed, but at what cost? Is knowledge of the Amazons’ past worth all this trouble? Find out as the culprit behind it all reveals themselves and shares a truth that will change Diana’s childhood forever!, 0521DC140

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #2 $5.99 Page 75
Mariko Tamaki, Che Grayson, Tillie Walden, Stepahnie Williams, Rachel Smythe, Jamie McKelvie, Corin Howell, and Ashley A Woods
This new, visually stunning, and all-star-packed celebration of Wonder Woman continues! Some of comics’ greatest storytellers present five beautifully bombastic tales that take Diana all over the DC Universe. First stop…the very depths of hell! Both friend and foe come along for the ride of a lifetime with guest appearances by Steve Trevor, Nubia, and the First Born. The issue concludes with a journey to a place never seen before-Wonder Woman’s dreams-as the celebration of her 80th anniversary continues! 0521DC142

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CANTO III: LIONHEARTED $3.99 Page 137
David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
Fan-favorite Canto continues! The tiny clockwork knight in search of a heart has found his people’s freedom and has saved them from the curse of the Shrouded Man, but is he ready to face his enemy on the battlefield? After making the ultimate sacrifice, Canto bears a weapon that could defeat the Shrouded Man and free all the inhabitants of the Unnamed World. Now, he races to find a hidden settlement of his former slavers to enlist them as allies in the coming war. That is if the Shrouded Man doesn’t find them first. This July, join the latest adventure in the Canto-verse that Major Spoilers called “a quest story to savor.” MAY210435

MARVEL ACTION CHILLERS TP $12.99 Page 138
Jeremy Whitley, Gretel Lusky & Various
When an ancient supernatural book threatens the world, Doctor Strange and Ironheart will have to follow its trail of destruction to stop it! Brave the spookiest corners of the Marvel Action Universe with the Sorcerer Supreme and armored teen genius Riri Williams as they hunt the legendary Iron-Bound Book of Shuma-Gorath. Along the way they’ll hear fearful tales of its past: Iron Man’s encounter with a horrifying post-modern Prometheus! The time teenage monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone came up against a werewolf in Captain America’s clothing! Spider-Man and Nadia Van Dyne, the Unstoppable Wasp, against a possessive symbiote out for Peter Parker’s soul! Then, in the fearful finale, the heroes learn who’s behind the Book’s chaos. And that person has one final fright to call forth! MAY210441

TMNT ONGOING #119 $3.99 Page 145
Sophie Campbell and Nelson Daniel
April is on the run after discovering a scheme with dire consequences for Mutant Town. Meanwhile, the Mutanimals take drastic steps that will put them on a collision course with the TMNT! MAY210459

TMNT REBORN VOL 3 TIME AFTER TIME $19.99 Page 145
Sophie Campbell
Tensions grow in Mutant Town as old friends and enemies return, and new friends return… older! The mounting strain leads to epic showdowns as perfectly matched adversaries face off! As Michelangelo takes to the airwaves, the citizens of Mutant Town express their grievances with both the Turtles and the Mutanimals. Meanwhile, Karai searches for two new powerful mutants who could tip the balance of power in New York City, and a familiar character from the future arrives with a most unusual quest. Plus, the return of Casey Jones and Bebop and Rocksteady! Then, when Jennika comes face to face with the person who almost killed her, will the other Turtles be able to stop her from exacting revenge? And, it’s the biggest battle of the year as Bebop and Rocksteady take on Tokka and Rahzar! Collects issues #112-117 of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. MAY210458

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COMMANDERS IN CRISIS #10 $3.99 Page 74
Steve Orlando and Davide Tinto
The Crisis Command faces off with the Revenge Regiment as Frontier and Originator pump Doctor
Dracula, the blood historian, for information that could save us all! But even if the Crisis Command can defeat Executrix’s crazed clones, what’ll they do about the skies turning deadly purple? The apocalypse is here! MAY210141

DEEP BEYOND #6 $3.99 Page 75
Mirka Andolfo, David Goy, and Andrea Broccardo
Paul, Jolene, and the gang are faced with something very unexpected, and the few answers they have found are largely overtaken by new, disturbing questions that could change the very view they have of the world. The real question is, will they be able to figure out what’s going on? And will they be able to bear it? MAY210148

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #11 $3.99 Page 76
James Tynion IV and Masrtin Simmons
The rules of reality start to bend in the presence of Wild Fictions. That’s why it’s Darla’s job to hunt down so-called cryptids before belief in them can spread. And if you’re an innocent bystander caught in the crosshairs. Well, the Department of Truth doesn’t leave loose ends. MAY210151

DIE #18 $3.99 Page 76
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
“Bleed” part three. Once upon a time, there was a golden child. He’s been gone a long time now. What happened to him? Let’s find out. MAY210153

GOOD ASIAN #3 $3.99 Page 77
Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi
The surprises really begin as Hark encounters Lucy Fong’s completely different perspective on Chinatown — one pivotal to stopping the hatchetman on the loose. MAY210159

HOME SICK PILOTS #7 $3.99 Page 79
Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard
Presumed dead, traveling across the country, Ami just might finally be happy. But you can’t outrun your problems forever — which is particularly a problem if your problems take the form of a one-hundred-ton haunted house. MAY210166

MOM MOTHER OF MADNESS #1 $5.99 Page 42
Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett, and Leila Leiz
Game of Thrones superstar Emilia Clarke debuts an extra length, three issue mini series! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to

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take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues by the glamorous artist of Horde, Leila Leiz! MAY210009

OLD GUARD TALES THROUGH TIME #4 $3.99 Page 85
Matt Fraction, David Walker, Steve Lieber, and Matthew Clark
“He’d been born in the West Indies, sold into the Colonies, fled to London, then condemned to the penal colony in New South Wales. He wasn’t even thirty… He made me want to live again. Just so I could stay with him.” His name was Achilles… and this is what happens when Andy returns, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber and. Then David F Walker and Matthew Clark send Nicky on a suicidal solo mission in the Civil War South! MAY210186

SWEET PAPRIKA #1 $3.99 Page 46
Mirka Andolfo
Paprika is a successful businesswoman, a New Yorker of Italian origin. Job and career consume her, forcing her to neglect her personal needs as well as her friends and family. Her heart is broken from a previous relationship and its consequences, and a rigid upbringing has made her a very introverted person. She wants a romantic relationship, but she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Not like Dill, a naive and suave delivery boy with an angelic attitude, handsome, and always surrounded by beautiful women falling for him. He doesn’t have a worry in the world, and this makes Paprika very nervous. But he’s the guy who could help her with her feelings (and with… sex). Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Sex and the City, with a pinch of The Devil Wears Prada in the new international hit by acclaimed creator Mirka Andolfo. MAY210023

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AMERICA CHAVEZ MADE IN USA #4 Page 54
Kalinda Vazquez and Carlos E. Gomez
America Chavez knows the face of her enemy. She knows what’s at stake if she fails. But she doesn’t know the truth of her past…yet. She’s about to find out. MAY210650

BLACK CAT #8 $3.99 Page 39
Jed MacKay and Michael Dowling
“Infinity Score” starts here! Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. the Black Cat, is hired to steal the Infinity Stones. Has anyone told her that these stones are now poeple? Regardless, Nick Fury will do anything to stop the stone-bearers from being gathered, even if that means taking all nine of Felicia’s lives. Black Cat has been picking away at the corners of the Marvel Universe, but this heist will put her square in the middle just where she does not want to be! MAY210613

CHILDREN OF ATOM #5 $3.99 Page 33
Vita Ayala and Paco Medina
Cota’s been captured! Someone is out for revenge on the X-Men and you’ll never guess who! The Children of the Atom, caught in the crossfires of the war on mutants, need a hero. And that hero might just be among them! MAY210594

CHAMPIONS #8 $3.99 Page 56
Danny Lore and Luciano Vecchio
A protest against Kamala’s Law goes south when Roxxon uses its app to lure the crowd into a trap. Can the Champions save the protestors without exposing the Champions’ moles within Roxxon? And can they figure out Roxxon’s true endgame in time to stop it, or is it already too late? MAY210657

CURSE OF MAN-THING TP $15.99 Page 91
Steve Orlando, Francesco Mobili, Marco Failla, and Andrea Broccardo
Celebrating fifty years of strange and thought-provoking storytelling! The macabre Man-Thing rises from his swamp and returns to center stage! Overnight, vegetative pillars arise across the world. Atop them sit ominous bulbs, growing ever more repulsive. As the sun beats down, the bulbs swell, threatening to burst — and all who come into contact with them will burn! The signature curse of the Man-Thing has gone global! New villain Harrower is trying to scorch humanity from the face of the planet — and when she discovers the Nexus of All Realities, her twisted mission becomes all the more apocalyptic! Unless Earth’s greatest heroes can somehow rejuvenate the Man-Thing and help him reclaim his power, the whole world will be made to know fear — and to burn at its touch! Collecting Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing, Spider-Man: Curse of the Man-Thing and X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing. MAY210711

DOCTOR APHRA #12 $3.99 Page 66
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
“Party Tricks” A mysterious invitation leads Doctor Aphra and Sana Starros to an exclusive party… teeming with scum and villainy! Will Aphra and Sana be able to survive the underworld social event of the century? Or will their cover be blown by a familiar face with an agenda of their own? MAY210683

ETERNALS #6 $3.99 Page 49
Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic
Who loses? Thanos loses. The Eternals Lose. We all lose. Never Die. Never Win. Can that change now? MAY210636

EXCALIBUR #22 $3.99 Page 22
Tini Howard and Marcus To
The tower and the storm! With Captain Britain and Excalibur reunited, Otherworld is their domain. An escort mission reveals deep political unrest among Saturnyne’s court. And a brutal sacrifice bears fruit. MAY210609

EXCALIBUR VOL 3 $17.99 Page 101
Tini Howard and Marcus To
Some things that have been lost cannot be replaced! In the explosive aftermath of the Otherworldly battles of X OF SWORDS, the team is left changed. But who is the woman on the shore? And who is…Queen Elizabeth III?! As the Krakoan Council makes moves to protect the mutants that remain in Otherworld, Excalibur must determine the true fate of Betsy Braddock! Plus: An invisible threat is loose on the island of Krakoa — unseen, unheard, undetectable by anyone…except Excalibur. Can the team hunt it down before the Hellfire Gala kicks off? This all-out mutant event is already shaping up to be somewhat less than pleasant, and Excalibur’s actions at the Gala just might change Krakoan diplomacy forever! Collecting Excalibur (2019) #16-21. MAY210720

FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY takes a break this month.

GAMMA FLIGHT #2 $3.99 Page 25
Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier, and Lan Medina
The biggest reveal of the summer! Who is after Gamma Flight? You’ve been calling for them since Immortal Hulk’s early days — well, True Believer, we’re here to deliver. Come to Gamma Flight for all the radioactive wonder you’ve been missing — and the characters you love to hate. MAY210566

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #16 #4.99 Page 51
Al Ewing and Juan Frigeri
The Last Annihilation starts here!
The entire galaxy is under attack, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Annihilus first waged war. Now, five different planets are simultaneously under threat from a mysterious foe. This is what the new Guardians were built to do. But will it be too much? This summer… the war to end all wars begins. And not everyone’s going to come home. MAY210644

IRON MAN #10 $3.99 Page 45
Christopher Cantwell and CAFU
Tony has been suddenly and bizarrely marooned on an unknown remote planet, and his abandonment doesn’t seem to be Korvac’s doing at all. While his friends continue to pursue Korvac and his allies across the galaxy in a race to Galactus’ worldship, Taa II, Tony must now figure out where he is and if the locals are friendly or dangerous, especially since this small colony of fellow space drifters is run by a powerful old foe who might have reformed his ways. But at least for a moment, Tony has a chance to rest and to not only take stock of where he is, but also figure out how he got here in the first place and who he wants to be moving forward. MAY210629

MARAUDERS #20 $3.99 Page 37
Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli, and Klaus Janson
The past can still burn you! The Hellfire Gala may be over, but the flames of Hellfire past come licking at the heels of the Inner Circle. MAY210607

MARAUDERS VOL 3 $15.99 Page 100
Gerry Duggan, Stefano Caselli, and Matteo Lolli
The Marauders must navigate difficult waters ahead! Double-dealing and backstabbing are the order of the day in the Hellfire Trading Company, but killing Kate Pryde crossed the line. The Black King must pay! And a resurrected Kate has some ideas about exactly how. Meanwhile, Storm faces off against her old rival Callisto in a rematch that’s become very personal! And the Marauders return to Madripoor to pay tribute to a fallen friend — but old enemies are being forged anew, and the team is about to face a nasty surprise! Ororo’s eyes are pointed to the future — one that takes her off the seas and over the horizon. And it all culminates in the biggest event of the season! Prepare for the Hellfire Gala — a night of dinner, drinking, diplomacy and deceit! Collecting Marauders #16-20. MAY210719

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #28 $3.99 Page 40
Saladin Ahmed and Carmen Nunez Carnero
The Clone Sage reaches its cataclymmic conclusion! Selim was cloned and raised to be the perfect super-soldier for hire. Miles has trouble just getting to class on time. Selim’s scruples are also vastly different than Miles’… so Miles’ family is in horrific danger. MAY210617

MS MARVEL GAME OVER $12.99 Page 108
G Willow Wilson, Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, Francesco Gaston, Marco Failla, and Diego Olortegui
A new chapter begins for Kamala Khan! It’s lonely out there for Ms. Marvel when loved ones no longer have her back. It’s time for Kamala to find out exactly who she is on her own! But soon her home life, costumed life and online life will converge when a member of her World of Battlecraft guild reveals he’s discovered her secret identity! He knows a disturbing number of details about her, but is he…human? Then, when an enemy from Ms. Marvel’s past begins targeting those closest to her, everything about Kamala will be called into question — not just as a super hero, but also as a person! Nothing’s ever easy for the shape-shifting, size-swapping sensation — but how are things going for her best friend Bruno, who now attends school in Wakanda? Collecting issues (2015) #13-24. MAY210728

NEW MUTANTS #20 $3.99 Page 36
Vita Ayala and Alex Lins
Weekend at Xavier’s! In the heart of the Wild Hunt, schemers are dreaming…deceptions are coming to light…and the dead are walking. Just another day on Krakoa for the New Mutants. MAY210605

NEW MUTANTS VOL 1 $15.99 Page 97
Vita Ayala and Rod Reis
On the edge of Krakoan society, the New Mutants let loose! Welcome to the Wild Hunt — going big, blowing things up and combining powers to see who can be crowned king of the mountain. But something lurks in the trees. Something old — and hungry. And its favorite prey is young mutants! As Karma and Dani delve deeper into their nightmares, a spider sets his eyes on the most vulnerable among the team. And as the Wild Hunt continues, someone vanishes without a trace, plans long in motion begin to unfurl and children who play at being adults must now prepare for the fight of their lives. With one among them lost in Otherworld, can the New Mutants find and extract their friend without losing themselves in the process? Collecting New Mutants (2019) #14-18. MAY210716

RUNAWAYS #37 $3.99 Page 56
Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
The house of cards gets its final hand in place before everything comes crashing to the ground. And at the center of this crash? Gert Yorkes. MAY210656

THOR AND LOKI DOUBLE TROUBLE #4 $3.99 Page 52
Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru
It’s Thor vs. Loki for all the marbles! Or really, just one marble: the sphere that has the power to send Thor and Loki home! Will these two battling brothers find their way back to Asgard at last? MAY210649

THOR AND LOKI DOUBLE TROUBLE $13.99 Page 107
Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru
They’re brothers, gods and sons of Odin — but Thor and Loki just don’t get along! Especially since Loki keeps tricking Thor into doing things that will get him in trouble. Even so, when Loki dares Thor to steal a powerful relic from Odin’s vault, how can the God of Thunder say nay? As Loki summons a serpent set on city-smashing, Thor has to clean up his mess…again! But when the feuding siblings are transported to an alternate universe, they meet a very different Thor: Jane Foster! Can the Goddess of Thunder help these misbehaving brothers find their way home? Collecting issues #1-4. MAY210727

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL SQUIRRELS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN $12.99 Page 108
Ryan North, Will Murray, Erica Henderson, and Zac Gorman
Squirrel Girl takes Nancy to visit her mom in Canada! What could possibly go wrong? How about the return of a villain not seen for more than a decade? One that prompts the inter-species team-up you’ve been waiting for: squirrels and ants! And also Squirrel Girl and Ant-Man. Then, when Taskmaster strikes, who will stand between him and total domination? You probably guessed Doreen Green — but it’s actually Nancy’s cat, Mew! Squirrel Girl’s co-creator Will Murray returns for a special story — and he’s bringing the Hulk! And Doreen gets a new Flying Squirrel suit from a mystery benefactor, but is there more to this gift than meets the eye? Plus: When Squirrel Girl goes to the Negative Zone, it’s up to Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk and Brain Drain to keep the city safe. Uh-oh! Collecting issues (2015B) #12-22. MAY210729

UNITED STATES CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $4.99 Page 24
Mohale Mashigo, Christopher Cantwell, Dale Eaglesham, and Natacha Bustos
Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson are hot on the trail of the shield thief, but their adversary remains one step ahead, and he has friends in low places. Some of Captain America’s oldest enemies are behind this scheme, but can Sam and Steve figure out who these enemies are and what they want, in time to stop them? And in a story by Mohale Mashigo and Natacha Bustos: Who is Nichelle Wright, the Captain America of Harrisburg? And will her community stand up for her when the shield thief frames her for a terrible crime? MAY210563

X-CORP #3 $3.99 Page 32
Tini Howard and Valentine De Landro
Multiple men, multiple solutions! He’s everywhere you want to be. He’s never not in the office. And his direct reports always fall in line. How does X-CORP meet their nearly impossible quotas with maximum synergy and minimal bandwidth? They’ve got Dr. Jamie Madrox, and he’s the world’s best boss. MAY210590

X-FACTOR TP VOL 2 $15.99 Page 99
Leah Williams and David Baldeon
The fallout from X of Swords continues! A dark force is manipulating the lives of X-Factor, and now Siryn is dead! Again. And again. And again… What’s going on? X-Factor must follow the screams to unravel a mystery and find out the truth! Plus: A dark force is manipulating the team just as a striking revelation comes to light. Who’s that knocking? Could the Boneyard be…haunted? Somehow, the enduring evil X-Factor has uncovered needs to be destroyed — and the answer lies in the Mojoverse! Then, at the Hellfire Gala, shocking secrets will be revealed and vengeance will be had! Somebody is about to enjoy their last dance, and you’ll never guess who it is. Collecting X-Factor(2020) #6-10. MAY210718

X-FORCE #21 $3.99 Page 36
Ben Percy and Joshua Cassara
Fear of a green planet! Beast plants the seeds; X-Force pulls the weeds. But not if Man-Slaughter has anything to say about it! MAY210603

X-FORCE TP VOL 3 $19.99 Page 98
Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara, Garry Brown & Scot Eaton
Crossing a dangerous line! Omega Red is harboring a deadly secret, and how far will X-Force go to keep Krakoa safe! But nothing compares to the trust broken by the interrogation of one of their own. Then, Forge, Wolverine and Quentin Quire brave the depths of the sea, where terrors of the deep await and a deadly discovery reveals a dark side of Krakoa! How will revelations about the island nation they fight for affect X-Force? And shaken by his recent resurrection, what will Quire do with his new lease on life? When Quentin finds a nightmare creature wreaking havoc on X-Force, he soon realizes that the only way to fight it…is on its own turf. Sweet dreams, Quentin! Plus: Can X-Force handle unwanted party crashers at the Hellfire Gala while keeping the disturbance under wraps? Collecting X-Force (2019) #15-20, Wolverine (2020) #13. MAY210717

X-MEN TP VOL 3 $15.99 Page 94
Jonathan Hickman, Phil Noto, Brett Booth, Mahmud Asrar, Franceso Mobili, Russell Dauterman, Nick Dragotta, and Sara Pichelli
One era ends and a new one begins as Jonathan Hickman’s acclaimed run enters the Reign of X! In the wake of the Earth-shattering events of X OF SWORDS, the Captain Commander of Krakoa makes a fateful decision that will affect all the island-nation’s residents! And when the Shi’ar Empire asks the X-Men for help, Cyclops, Storm and Marvel Girl answer the call! Elsewhere, the door to the Vault swings open at last. But time moves differently inside the Vault — and for the beings who emerge, it’s been a very, very long time since they entered! And Krakoa’s future is at stake when one of mutantkind’s greatest threats re-emerges: Nimrod is online! Then, it’s time for the Hellfire Gala — and a changing of the guard, as Krakoa’s very first team of elected X-Men debuts! Collecting X-Men (2019) #16-20. MAY210714

 

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