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LGBTQA Previews July 2023 Part 2

This month there are some new series — Hawkgirl by Jadzia Axelrod and Amancay Nahuelpan and Astonishing Ice-Man by Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara — to name a couple, a fair number of trades and graphic novels; a couple of events at the Big Two with the Hellfire Gala returning at Marvel and Knight Terrors at DC, and the usual ongoing series. Twomorrows is doing a special Back Issue magazine focusing on the late George Perez’s work on Wonder Woman and feauturing an article by Wonder Woman aficianado Andy Mangels. Look for it at the end of the DC section.

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

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

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

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DARK HORSE

ALL EIGHT EYES #4 $3.99 Page 246
Steve Foxe and Piotr Kowalski
Now that Vin knows the truth about “Reynolds,” he’s determined to help track down the spider who took everything from him. But they’re not alone in their descent into the beast’s lair, as a self-interested politician jeopardizes their hunt. Fangs fly in the gory conclusion to this creepy-crawly creature-feature! MAY231253

AMERICAN GODS TP VOL 3 MOMENT OF STORM $24.99 Page 246
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton & Various
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! The new and old gods agree to meet in the center of America to exchange the body of the old gods’ fallen leader, heading towards inevitable battle in this final arc to the bestselling comic series! Now available as a paperback, the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel! Collects issues #1-9 of American Gods: The Moment of the Storm. MAY231255

AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER AZULA IN SPIRIT TEMPLE TP $12.99 Page 246
Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Wartman
A brand new stand-alone comics story from the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Azula continues her destabilizing campaign against the Fire Nation and her brother, Fire Lord Zuko. But after a failed attack on her latest target, Azula finds herself in a mysterious forest temple inhabited by a solitary monkX or is it something more mysterious? Azula must confront her past, and finally face her chance at redemption. MAY231256

BARNSTORMERS #1 $5.99 Page 246
Scott Snyder and Tula Lotay
It’s 1918 — the early days of the barnstorming era, when pilots competed with each other by performing deadlier and more wondrous feats, as we’ve never seen it before. Pilot John Baron is back from the frontlines of the war, where he was injured. At eighteen-years-old, he’s an adventurer who lives his life traveling from town to town in his plane, entertaining folks across the country, most of whom have never seen a car, let alone a plane. His world changes when he meets Helen, a young woman who shares his passion for aviation and adventure. They become a traveling act, flying from town to town, delighting folks with their antics. Helen even becomes John’s wing-walker, climbing out on the wing of the plane mid-flight to perform death-defying acrobatics. Along the way they bond, confessing their secrets, and begin a romance in this lush, character-driven series that explores the early days of aviation and the evolving relationship and romance between two young pilots. 56pgs MAY231257

THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS #2 $4.99 Page 250
Tate Brombal, Nick Robles, and Isaac Goodhart
Continuing to explore the twisted world of Christopher Chaos, we meet a new dark hero who takes on the crime-infested streets of New Briar City named Dracula Boy. Is this vigilante an actual vampire, or a cape with a grudge to pick? Meanwhile, after a memorial takes place for Christopher’s school crush he comes face-to-face with the fanged monster himself for a bloody confrontation. MAY231293

PROJECT MONARCH TP $19.99 Page 250
Michael Avon Oeming and Victor Santos
Legendary film director Stanley Bowman has been indoctrinated into a Faustian deal that has ruined his life. He faked the moon landing, manipulated viral celebrity meltdowns, and filmed dozens of conspiracies to serve the goals of the Illuminati. But his loyalty gets called into question when he is forced to create an occult film so powerful the public will fall under complete control. Only his adopted child-star assassins can save him, his family, and expose the truth. Project Monarch was a real C.I.A. operation and here Eisner award-winning creator Michael Avon Oeming and Victor Santos team up for this action satire original graphic novel pitted in the world of conspiracy theory. MAY231298

DC

Knight Terror is an event running in July and August. A number of regular (and new) titles are absent during these two months while the characters participate in it. Look for their return in September.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN JON KENT #5 $3.99 Page 21
Tom Taylor and Clayton Henry
The Super Sons are reunited and up against an entire world of Injustice…but in this penultimate issue, will Jon Kent have a hope of returning to his Earth? It’s a battle for the soul of Superman and the safe return of the Super Son as the Injustice saga cranks up the heat! 0523DC162

BATMAN INCORPORATED #10 $3.99 Page 46
Ed Brisson and John Timms
The villains of Joker Incorporated continue to wreak havoc across the globe. Can Batman Incorporated stop them without betraying a promise to Batman? Joker continues to force their hand into a bloody, winnerless battle. With one member of Batman Incorporated dead and another on life support, the team is faced with a terrifying realization that Joker Incorporated may have outplayed them. Knight and Gray Wolf discover a startling secret about the Welsh madman Dai Laffyn that may help them turn the tide in this war–but at what cost? 0523DC220

BATMAN INCORPORATED $24.99 Page 50
Ed Brisson, John Timms, and Michele Bandini
From the pages of Batman comes an all-new, all-exciting adventure for Ghost-Maker and his Batman Incorporated team! The team’s trust issues and detective skills are immediately put to the test when someone from Ghost-Maker and Batman’s recent past is brutally murdered. Is this an isolated event, sending a message to the two? Or is it the start of something darker and more sinister? (Hint-it’s sinister and dark!) Collecting Batman Incorporated #1-7 and the Batman 2022 Annual. 0523DC260

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #10 $2.99 Page 49
Ivan Cohen and Dario Brizuela
All aboard the Mega-Mystery Cruise! Amateur detectives attend a new convention held on the high seas–part escape room, part dinner theater, there’s a mystery to solve in every room. In the buffet, the mystery is How many shrimp can Scooby-Doo eat?! But when an actual pirate tries to take the ship, he’ll find more trouble than he anticipated! 0523DC252

BATMAN: WAYNE FAMILY ADVENTURES VOL 1 $14.99 Page 38
CRC Payne, Starbite, Maria Li, Lan Ma, and Jean
Kim Batman has his hands full. Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood, Orphan, Spoiler, a few Robins…there is no shortage of children–adopted, fostered, and biological–for Bruce Wayne to manage. And now, with new vigilante Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the Signal, joining the family, Wayne Manor just got even more crowded. Join us for these wacky, heart-warming adventures and learn the meaning of the world family. Collecting the first 25 episodes of Webtoon’s Eisner-nominated series, optimized for a brand-new reading experience in print. 0423DC801

DANGER STREET #7 $4.99 Page 46
Tom King and Jorge Fornes
As Lady Cop gets closer to solving this murder mystery, she finds herself in the lair of the true killers…the Green Team! But who will be her knight in shining armor and save the maiden fair? Beware the Creeper! Plus, Warlord strikes up an unlikely friendship and allegiances begin to form as the march toward the battle to save the universe begins! [Mikal Tomas Blue Starman is in the book.] 0523DC231

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #12 $3.99 Page 47
Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri
The cataclysmic conclusion to the bestselling series is here. The Three Kingdoms are united for the first time in a generation against a common threat–but can even their combined might prevail? Will a traitor in their midst turn the tide of the final battle? The shocking finale…but is this truly the end? 0523DC233

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL TP VOL 01 $16.99 Page 51
Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri
An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Years later, the El Kingdom reigns, and Jefferson Pierce, the head of the Kingdom of Storms, sees their family as a threat and gathers allies to challenge them. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed like the end of the world for many was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… Collecting Dark Knights of Steel #1-6. 0523DC266

DC RWBY #6 $3.99 Page 47
Marguerite Bennett and Soo Lee
Team RWBY returns to Gotham with a plan to help Batman retake Arkham Asylum and send the Grimm back to Remnant. But with time running short and the world merger fast approaching, the girls need to face down a corrupted Dark Knight in order to save both worlds from destruction! 0523DC23

DC RWBY TP $16.99 Page 52
Marguerite Bennett, Meghan Hetrick, and Soo Lee
The world of Remnant comes crashing into the DCU! Grimm are running amok around Gotham, and Batman’s on the hunt to find whoever brought these mysterious monsters to his city. But as the trail goes cold, the Dark Knight finds himself face-to-face with none other than Team RWBY! What other effects are taking hold around our world with Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang here, and what does it mean for the future of the DCU?! Marguerite Bennett returns to RWBY with Meghan Hetrick and Soo Lee for an epic tale of adventure spanning every corner of the DC Universe! This collection brings together DC/RWBY #1-7 along with a host of behind-the-scenes material! 0523DC268

DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS HC $29.99 Page 40
Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, Andy Lanning, Neil Edwards, and Lucas Meyer
What began as a battle for Earth has become a war for the galaxy as the epic final chapter in the massive DCeased franchise is here! The emergence of a reborn, undead Darkseid in DCeased: Dead Planet sets the stage for the most devastating conflict yet for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! As the Anti-Life Equation spreads into the cosmos, the survivors of Earth prepare for the coming apocalypse and realize their only hope could lie in the most powerful surviving hero from the first DCeased series… Collecting DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1-8. 1222DC123

DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 05 THE JOKER WAR $24.99 Page 50
Peter J. Tomasi, Mariko Tamaki, James Tynion IV, Brad Walker, Kenneth Rocafort, Eddy Barrows, Eduardo Risso, and others
The Clown Prince of Crime has unleashed a wave of friends, foes, and failures to attack Gotham’s protector from the inside out. First up is Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face, whose violent impulses the Joker has amplified to deadly new heights–unleashing a cadre of zealots known as the Church of the Two on Gotham City! 0523DC261

DIANA AND THE HEROS JOURNEY TP $12.99 Page 42
Grace Ellis and Penelope Rivera Gaylord
When a young and rambunctious Diana, along with her trusty goat Phyllis, accidentally destroys the painstaking preparations for a festival celebrating the story of Hero–the first hero in Greek mythology–she must embark on a painful journey to clean up her mess. But with the help of the Amazons’ vivid yet unreliable retellings of Hero’s story, what starts out as a boring chore becomes an epic adventure! Grace Ellis, the New York Times bestselling co-creator of Lumberjanes, and celebrated artist Penelope Rivera Gaylord tell the story of a young Diana discovering the truth about being a hero. 0523DC218

GCPD THE BLUE WALL HC $24.99 Page 52
John Ridley and Steffano Raffaele
Still relatively early in her tenure as GCPD commissioner, Renee Montoya sets out to rebuild her department and restore public faith in the historically troubled PD during some of the worst conditions it’s ever seen. But Renee can’t do it alone–in order for her plan to work, everyone from the topmost officials all the way down to the most fresh-faced new officers must contend with the harsh realities of being a symbol of law and order in a city of super-powered saviors and superhuman lawlessness. Collecting GCPD: The Blue Wall #1-6. 0523DC269

HARLEY QUINN BLACK WHITE REDDER #1 $4.99 Page 28
Chip Zdarsky, Leah Williams, Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti, Kevin Maguire, Natacha Bustos, Tom Reilly, and others
The bloody brilliance of 2020’s Harvey-nominated Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red deserved an encore–this time in print periodical! In this all-new miniseries, 18 short tales of Gotham’s most unpredictable antihero unspool in black, white, and red ink (because she’s never seen the world in just black and white). In this issue: Comedic legends (they made us say that) Chip Zdarsky and Kevin Maguire team up to send Harley and Ivy deep into the heart of the Fortress of Solitude! Leah Williams and Natacha Bustos reveal Harley’s teenage past as a high-flying gymnast with vengeance on her mind! And actor Paul Scheer joins co-writer Nick Giovannetti and artist Tom Reilly to send former Joker sidekicks Harley and Gaggy Gagsworthy on a heist that’s worth the risk…but can the pair walk out on their vendetta in 30 seconds flat when they feel the heat around the corner? 0523DC

HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 04 TASK FORCE XX $24.99 Page 53
Stephanie Phillips, Georges Duarte, and Simon Buofantino
One small step for the Gotham villains, one giant leap for clown-kind! That’s right…this fashionably vocal clown is headed to space. Turns out there’s some old experiment left in the JLA moon base, and Luke Fox has put together a team of former villains to help clean up the mess. Sendin’ a buncha villains to the moon…what could go right?! Join me, Killer Frost, Bronze Tiger, Solomon Grundy, and more as we learn to moonwalk and put the X in Task Force XX! Collecting Harley Quinn #18-21 and the Harley Quinn 2022 Annual. 0523DC270

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES LEGION OF BATS HC $24.99 Page 53
Tee Franklin, Jon Mikel, and Shae Beagle
When last we checked in with Harley Quinn, she ate, she banged, and she killed…but now it’s time for something a little different. Fresh out of the events of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series season three, Harley has found herself a part of a highly unlikely team–the Bat-Family! Meanwhile, Poison Ivy has found herself prepping for her new job–leader of the Legion of Doom! But while Harley and Ivy adjust to their respective new roles, a ghost from Ivy’s past enters the fray and threatens the relationship between everyone’s favorite clown and plant couple! 0523DC272

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES THE EAT BANG KILL TOUR TP $19.99 Page 53
Tee Franklin and Max Sarin
Harley and Ivy on the road trip of the century! Following the wedding disaster of the decade, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy end up on the run from Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD. But as fun as all that sounds, Ivy still worries over leaving Kite Man at the altar… Luckily, Harley’s got the perfect scheme to shake her out of her wedding-day blues! This incredible volume is packed to the brim, containing Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour #1-6! 0523DC271

HAWKGIRL #1 $3.99 Page 16
Jadzia Axelrod and Amancay Nahuelpan
Soaring to new heights and battling new foes! Kendra Saunders, the winged warrior better known as Hawkgirl, has been one of the DCU’s greatest heroes for a long time, serving as a member of both the Justice League and the Justice Society. But with the Justice League disbanded, Kendra decides she needs a fresh start and heads to Metropolis to begin a new life. That life is quickly interrupted by a mysterious villain with a powerful connection to the Nth metal that makes up Hawkgirl’s wings and weapons. A brand-new adventure with sky-high action, adventure, and intrigue begins here by Jadzia Axelrod and Amancay Nahuelpan. 0523DC144

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 $3.99 Page 47
Geoff Johns and Mikel Janin
Reunions are cut short when the JSA and the Lost Children face down a new threat! Can this group of heroes and sidekicks find their rhythm or will it be curtains for both? What happens here has massive ramifications for the next stage of the New Golden Age! 0423DC203

KNIGHT TERRORS ACTION COMICS #1 $4.99 Page 10
Leah Williams, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Vasco Georgiev, and Mico Suayan
Slipping into the world of nightmares is only the beginning as Power Girl faces off with the scariest dream of all…herself! Paige may have narrowly escaped the grasp of the devious Johnny Sorrow, but all of that was just a warm-up for the real villain inside. Meanwhile, the Super-Twins are lost in a terrifying dreamscape and being hunted by a nightmare version of their own adopted father, the murderous Cyborg Superman. Can Superboy, Kong Kenan, and the Steel family find the twins in time to save them, or will they join his bloody list of victims?, 0523DC078

KNIGHT TERRORS CATWOMAN #1 $4.99 Page 8
Tini Howard and Leila Leiz
Catwoman’s nightmarish road to redemption! Forgive me, sister, for I have sinned. I murdered Valmont, the man I love, in order to save the man I loved…Batman…who will never forgive me for breaking his one rule. But please forgive me, Sister Zero, for this Nightmare Realm you’ve put me in as penance–from which I can’t seem to wake up–is my Catholic guilt come to life in the form of your rotting disciples taking my soul. Sister Maggie, if you’re still somewhere in there, forgive me, and let me save us in the Nightmare Realm in order to save us in real life! That is…unless we should die before we wake. 0523DC048

KNIGHT TERRORS DETECTIVE COMICS #1 $4.99 Page 6
Dan Watters and Riccardo Federici
Batman trapped in the Nightmare realm! Jim Gordon stumbles upon a sacred ritual held by three disciples chanting around an enchanted clock…and one of them is wearing the robotic Batsuit that he donned many years ago as Batman…except this metal suit seems to have have soldered directly into the flesh of the wearer! What do these creatures want with Gotham, and why are they targeting Jim’s daughter, Babs, too? This has to be a dream, right? Or perhaps it’s a nightmare, but if you die in it, you can die in real life as well. 0523DC030

KNIGHT TERRORS FLASH #1 $4.99 Page 11
Alek Paknadel and Daniel Bayliss
After the Flash Family freed Barry Allen from the dimension Pariah locked him in, the Scarlet Speedster was able to return home for some quality time with Iris and his other loved ones. But after the world is plunged into the Nightmare Realm, Barry’s trapped in a different cage, and he’ll have to find a way out on his own! 0523DC084

KNIGHT TERRORS HARLEY QUINN #1 $4.99 Page 8
Tini Howard, Leah Williams, Hayden Sherman, and Ben Templesmith
Imagine a world–beyond both the waking world and that of dreams. A world where your every choice creates a series of infinitely rippling profane reverberations. Where donuts and soda cans can do the cancan and I actually am goin’ steady with yer mom. Our story takes place there, in the realm beyond the limits of the liminal. A place we call…the Harley Quinn Zone. I’m your host, Dr. Ryleha Q. Niun, attorney of drawers–Just kiddin’. It’s still me, Harley! But hey, this one is real freaky–and my life is already pretty dang bananas! Hold on to your buns, ’cause this one is gonna give you some interdimensional chafing for sure! Plus, Leah Williams and Ben Templesmith help me crack a cosmic-mystery night terror! This case goes so many layers deep it’s practically a true turductective story, if you will. 0523DC054

KNIGHT TERRORS NIGHTWING #1 $4.99 Page 7
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Dick Grayson…murderer? Pigs, pigs, pygs…and clowns! Dick Grayson wakes up in jail to realize a nightmare has come to life: he murdered someone he loves! And the only thing making it worse is his past coming to haunt him in the form of humanoid pigs playing the characters of his childhood at Haly’s Circus, scene by scene, leading up to the night of his parents’ death. The Batgirls try to help Nightwing figure out who framed him (or why he killed someone!), but it’s his cellmate and other unlikely villains in jail who will help him solve the mystery…but are they actually helping him? 0523DC036

KNIGHT TERRORS POISON IVY #1 $4.99 Page 7
G. Willow Wilson and Atagun Ilhan
It’s another absolutely gorgeous and serene day in Pamela Isley’s lovely little new neighborhood! Everything and everyone here is wall-to-wall smiles! Nothing ever goes wrong, everyone is friends, and best of all, it’s made just for Ivy with lots and lots of love. Now, Pammy, don’t frown, don’t fuss, and don’t fret–just because this wasn’t what you thought you wanted, that doesn’t mean it won’t fit you like a glove! Now have some pie, dear, don’t think too hard, and just smile. 0523DC042

KNIGHT TERRORS PUNCHLINE #1 $4.99 Page 15
Danny Lore and Lucas Meyer
Punchline confronts her darkest fears! Alexis Kaye, a.k.a. Punchline, fears nothing…or so she’d have you believe! Her fears will be pried out of her in the nightmare world where she’s being hunted, and she’ll be forced to face her deepest, darkest nightmare in true horror-movie fashion! 0523DC133

KNIGHT TERRORS ROBIN #1 $4.99 Page 9
Kenny Porter and Miguel Mendonca
It’s Robin vs Robin vs nightmare Robins? When the two Bat-brothers get taken into the Nightmare Realm, Jason Todd and Tim Drake must fight against their worst fears and each other as they’re forced to relive the darkest moments of their lives. 0523DC066

KNIGHT TERRORS TITANS #1 $3.99 Page 12
Andrew Constant and Scott Godlewski
Titans vs Terror Titans! The kids are not all right! After plummeting into the Nightmare Realm, the remaining members of the Titans come face-to-face with a fever dream turned reality: the Terror Titans! These warped versions of our heroes are prepared to do anything to become the next Justice League…even kill! 0523DC096

KNIGHT TERRORS WONDER WOMAN #1 4.99 Page 11
Josie Campbell, Stephanie Williams, Juan Ferreyra, and Meghan Hetrick
The Justice League Dark against nightmares come to life! After investigating an alarming intrusion at the now-defunct Hall of Justice, Wonder Woman and her unexpected new ally, Detective Chimp, suddenly find themselves in a world where their worst nightmares come to life. Who could possibly defeat these things that go bump in the night? The Justice League Dark! The Amazon Princess reunites with her old team to save the world from a sweet dream turned into a beautiful nightmare! Plus, Queen Nubia finds herself trapped in the Well of Souls! 0523DC090

MULTIVERSITY HARLEY SCREWS UP THE DCU #5 $4.99 Page 48
Frank Tieri and Logan Faerber
After accidentally undoing the Justice League’s origin stories and kinda-sorta dooming our timeline, Harley’s done all she can to right her wrongs and bring the DCU’s heroes back, and she’s had a lot of fun doing it. But now she has found herself face-to-face with the most tragic origin in the DCU–Batman’s. Will she be able to doom Bruce Wayne’s parents to their untimely fate for the sake of the universe? 0523DC240

NIGHTWING FEAR STATE TP $17.99 Page 53
Tom Taylor, Tini Howard, Robbi Rodriguez, Cian Tormey, and Christian Duce
When the Bat-Family receives misleading information and incorrect directions from Oracle–ones Barbara Gordon didn’t send herself–they realize Oracle’s system has been hacked! With the Bat-Team’s comms unreliable, Nightwing heads to Gotham to find the source of Anti-Oracle’s transmissions. Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other. Collecting Nightwing #84-88 and the Nightwing 2021 Annual! 0523DC274

PEACEMAKER TRIES HARD #3 $4.99 Page 34
Kyle Starks and Steve Pugh
Betrayed, bleeding, and broken, Peacemaker drags his finely toned body to a local watering hole where he can existentially question his violent pursuit of peace from the safety of a barstool. But his wallowing is short-lived. He’s going to get his dog back…but he’s going to need some help. Lucky for Peacemaker, his parole officer, Richard, has a colorful costumed past. 0523DC207

SANDMAN UNIVERSE SPECIAL THESSALY #1 $4.99 Page 32
James Tynion IV and Maria Llovet
The immortal witch Thessaly is no stranger to dead ends. But she’s won the hearts of gods and beings more powerful than gods, and persistence has always been her strong suit. Following her scheming machinations in Nightmare Country and Dead Boy Detectives, Thessaly is more determined than ever to suss out the seemingly impenetrable mystery surrounding the death of Madison Flynn. To do that, she’s going to have to get close to the source material–close enough to magic herself into the job of screenwriter on Madison Flynn’s biopic. But she’s going to need a little help to keep the gig…perhaps from one of those Muses the King of Dreams told her about long ago… The Sandman Universe Special: Thessaly reunites Nightmare Country visionary James Tynion IV with star Faithless artist Maria Llovet to take you on a journey through the festering darkness pulsating beneath Hollywood’s glitz and glamour! (ONE SHOT) 0523DC201

SPIRIT WORLD #3 $3.99 Page 24
Alyssa Wong and Haining
On the hunt for Batgirl with John Constantine! Xanthe and Constantine find a one-way ticket to the Spirit World and must interrogate spirits to find Batgirl…but how do you do that without alerting the spirits that there’s a human walking among them? Then, Cass and Popo go to a friend of Bowen’s in hopes of finding a way back into the living–a fox spirit who has a secret of his own. 0523DC177

STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #5 $3.99 Page 48
Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala
After several difficult personal losses, Virgil tries to pick up the pieces of his life. Dakota needs him to be a beacon of hope, but can he overcome the darkness inside himself? If Virgil wants to stop the killings of Bang Babies in his neighborhood, he might have to embrace that inner darkness and team up with Ebon. Then again, a nerd like Virgil knows all too well that going to the dark side is hard to come back from! 0523DC246

STEELWORKS #2 $3.99 Page 22
Michael Dorn and Sami Basri
Enter: the Silver Mist! John Henry Irons’s Steelworks company may be up and running, but this radical reimagining of Metropolis civic works has caught the attention of the biggest players in the city–both good and evil! With rival businessman Charles Walker III’s newest mutation, the Silver Mist, stalking Steel’s armory, John Henry had better watch his back or he might get a knife planted into it! All this while wrestling with the biggest question of all for our man of steel…Am I man or Super-Man? 0523DC170

SUPERMAN THE HARVESTS OF YOUTH TP $16.99 Page 44
Sina Grace
Clark Kent’s idyllic teen life is wrenched away when the death of a classmate rocks Smallville. As he and his friends grieve, the challenges they face become darker, more complex, and deeply insidious. For the first time in his life, Clark must grapple with life’s biggest questions, and confront his own mortality (or lack thereof) in order to become the hero his beloved town needs. Acclaimed GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer and artist Sina Grace (Iceman) tells the deeply moving and quintessential story of teenage Clark Kent and the town that must overcome grief and hate to restore hope. 0523DC219

VIGIL #3 $3.99 Page 25
Ram V and Lalit Kumar Sharma
/…/ /Who Are the Vigil?/ /Saya file loading… Saya file unavailable. Saya identity unknown. Based on available sightings of the Vigil, it is likely that Saya is a shape-shifter, and based on the technology it’s theorized that they use…their identity may even be unknown to Saya themselves. If this may be true, then Saya’s history may be a threat to the Vigil metahuman group without any of them knowing, including Saya. Stay tuned for more/ /…/ /you are being watched./ 0523DC180

VIXEN: NYC VOL 1 $14.99 Page 39
Jasmine Walls, Hailey Stewart, Manou Azumi, Toby Fan, and BBM
Before going off to college in New York City, Mari Jiwe is gifted an ancestral totem, fabled to give its wearer the powers of the animal kingdom. Of course, this is just a silly story based in ancient superstitions, right? Wrong! After arriving in the Big Apple, Mari finds herself in over her head, big time, as the totem gifts her with animal abilities beyond her wildest dreams. And on top of that, she’s still a college freshman. While she battles to keep her grades up, she also battles the dark forces that are emerging from the corners of this vast metropolis–forces that will stop at nothing to take away her magic totem. Concrete jungle meets actual jungle in this brand-new origin story for this fan-favorite character! Things are going to get wild in this collection of the first nine episodes of the hit Webtoon, optimized for a print reading experience.
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WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD TP $24.99 Page 55
Mariko Tamaki, Tillie Walden, Rachel Smythe, Becky Cloonan, Ryan Sook, and others
In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics proudly presents an anthology starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss these thrilling tales celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth! Comics’ brightest stars engage with moments throughout Diana’s history, encouraging fans to rediscover some of her most fearsome villains and iconic allies! This volume collects Wonder Woman Black and Gold #1-6. 0523DC281

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING

BACK ISSUE #147 WONDER WOMAN GEORGE PEREZ TRIBUTE $10.95 Page 399
Andy Mangels, Marv Wolfman, Mindy Newell, and others
Great Hera, it’s the 20th Anniversary of Back Issue in #147, featuring a tribute to the late, great George Perez! Wonder Woman: The George Perez Years, Perez’s 20 Greatest Hits of the Bronze Age, Perez’s fanzine days, a Perez remembrance by Marv Wolfman, a Wonder Woman interview with Mindy Newell, and more! With a stunning Wonder Woman cover by Perez! Edited by Michael Eury. MAY232098

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DARK SPACES GOOD DEEDS #3 $3.99 Page 252
Che Grayson and Kelsey Ramsay
New kid Cheyenne Rite was this close to finding friends at school after a mysterious murder made her a social outcast. But what should have been a fun midnight meetup at St. Augustine’s local park has turned into a grim archaeological discovery of the town’s obsession with youth and death. Cheyenne’s only confidant, journalist Jean McKnight, has also started to raise an eyebrow at the strange events piling up in the teenager’s wakeX and she’s staking her career on getting as close to the source as possible. MAY231316

EARTHDIVERS #9 $3.99 Page 252
Stephen Graham Jones and Riccardo Burchielli
New York Times best-selling author Stephen Graham Jones and guest artist Riccardo Burchielli conclude their three-part Earthdivers Ice Age adventure! Tawny’s attempt to outsmart her Solutrean captors with a silent weapon from the future could still pay off, but the chief’s latest decree means she won’t be around to find out. Bound and boarded onto a skin boat headed across ice floes and frigid seas, she has one last, unlikely shot at getting out of this alive: Sharks. Giant, ravenous, prehistoric sharks. MAY231322

HUNGER AND DUSK #1 $3.99 Page 253
Gwendolyn Willow Wilson and Christian Wildgoose
Hugo- and World Fantasy Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson and all-star artist Chris Wildgoose invite readers to experience love on the brink of extinction in their new ongoing high fantasy tour de force! In a dying world, only humans and orcs remain mortal enemies battling for territory and political advantage. But when a group of fearsome ancient humanoids known as the Vangol arrive from across the sea, the two struggling civilizations are forced into a fragile alliance to protect what they have built. As a gesture of his commitment to the cause and to the relief of his bride-to-be, Faran Stoneback the most powerful orc overlord, Troth Icemane, sends his beloved cousin Tara, a high-ranking young healer, to fight alongside brash human commander Callum Battlechild and his company of warriors. With a crisis looming, the success of this unlikely pair’s partnership and the survival of their peoples will depend on their ability to unlearn a lifetime of antagonistic instincts toward one another and rise above the sting of heartbreak. MAY231334

ROCKETEER IN THE DEN OF THIEVES #1 $4.99 Page 254
Stephen Mooney and David Messina
The Rocketeer is grounded! After Cliff and Betty’s adventures in EuropeXwith Cliff losing the Great Race but saving the dayXhe and Betty return home with a busted jet pack and a fully repaired relationship! They’re as happy as they’ve ever beenXbut paradise doesn’t last long! An elite band of Nazis, foiled in the past by their attempts to construct their own jet packs, decide on a new tactic: kidnapping the only person who can enable them to create their very own fleet of Rocketeers… Cliff’s beloved friend and mentor Peevy! MAY231363

STAR TREK DAY OF BLOOD #1 $5.99 Page 254
Christopher Cantwell & Various, and Ramon Rosanas
Day of Blood Starts Here! Immortal emperor of the Klingon Empire, Kahless II has consolidated power, raided ancient tombs and secret bunkers, taken the power of gods for himself, stolen the Bajoran Orb of Destruction, and commenced a slaughter across the stars. But this genocide of gods was just the beginning. For with the power he has stolen, Kahless is about to declare war on all those who do not follow the Red Path. To prevent genocide unlike any since the ancient days of Qo’noS, the crew of icons led by the emissary known as Benjamin Sisko and the renegades who follow a desperate and violent Worf must unite for a common cause. Only they can hope to stop the Day of Blood.
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STAR TREK DEFIANT #6 $4.99 Page 254
Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzueta
The crossover event between Star Trek and Star Trek: Defiant continues here in part two of Day of Blood! Worf and Sisko begin their trek to Kahless’ spire to stop the false prophet’s siege of Qo’noS with each other being the last man either wants to rely on. Meanwhile, Spock takes the bridge of the Theseus, reuniting with his old friend Captain Montgomery Scott and desperately attempting to keep the Red Path’s Bloodwings at bay. MAY2313

TMNT ONGOING #142 $3.99 Page 255
Sophie Campbell and Gavin Smith
The continuation of Sophie Campbell’s epic run! With the Armageddon Game over, new groups compete to fill NYC’s power vacuum from new ninja clans to the police, and even old threats like Dr. Barlow. After the Armageddon Game, the Hamato brothers are so divided, they can’t even agree on what the biggest threat is. With the city vulnerable, it may have to look elsewhere for help as the TMNT might not even be able to help themselves, let alone New York. MAY231408

TMNT ONGOING COLLECTION HC VOL 15 $59.99 Page 255
Sophie Campbell & Various, Jodi Nishijima, and Nelson Daniel
Presenting the complete IDW TMNT stories in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series. Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want. Tensions grow in Mutant Town as old friends and enemies return, and new friends return older! 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? Plus, the Shredder returns! Oroku Saki has been to hell and back, but will he now come to the Turtles as friend or foe? Collects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issues #113-124 and the Jennika II miniseries. MAY231418

TRVE KVLT TP $16.99 Page 256
Scott Bryan Wilson and Liana Kangas
Marty Tarantella has been flipping burgers for 15 years. He has no kids, no hobbies, no love interests, and, essentially, no life. But what he does have is a plan to change everything. Years of watching the daily rhythms of the neighboring stores has given Marty the idea for a perfect heist, but when he accidentally steals a supernatural weapon from a cult full of violent lunatics, the resulting Satanic panic will be way above his minimum-wage pay grade. A strip mall heist, a satanic cult, and another lousy shift at a minimum wage job — grab a #2 with fries and settle in for a hilarious thrill ride! MAY231447

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ALL AGAINST ALL TP $16.99 Page 66
Alex Paknadel and Caspar Wijngaard
Writer Alex Paknadel, artist Caspar Wijngaard, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou present a primal vision of humanity gone terribly wrong. In the distant future, a race of disembodied alien conquerors called the Operators moves from world to world, harvesting promising species for their most impressive physical traits. Their quest for ever-more-effective host bodies leads them to a forgotten research station, where animal specimens from a dead Earth, along with a small human boy named Helpless, have been collected and preserved in a savage artificial jungle environment. But as the Operators descend on the research station in search of an apex predator to harvest, they’ll find more than they bargained for when they learn that Helpless is anything but! Collects the five part miniseries. MAY230114

CLEMENTINE GN BOOK 2 $14.99 Page 76
Tillie Walden
Clementine and her new friends are rescued by an island community led by enigmatic doctor Miss Morro. But just as Clementine’s scars are finally beginning to heal, she discovers dark secrets that threaten to tear her new life apart. Can Miss Morro be trusted? What about the rest of the islanders? And just how far will Clementine go to protect the ones she loves? MAY230179

I HATE THIS PLACE #10 $3.99 Page 84
Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, Lee Loughridge
Series finale. Witness the thrilling, action-packed final issue of the series to see if it concludes with the literal end of the world and massive amounts of death — or a “happy” ending for our beloved heroines. (If we’re being honest, it could really go either way.) MAY230232

INDIGO CHILDREN #5 $3.99 Page 86
Curt Pires and Rockwell White
Following the tragic events of issue four, the Indigo Children race against the clock to escape Kabul. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally. Also: A glimpse of Director Rand’s past. MAY230238

LOVE EVERLASTING #9 $3.99 Page 88
Tom King and Elsa Charretier
“Too Hip For Love” part four. Joan is done running and must now confront who she is, what she is, what her world is. And in this penultimate issue of the second arc, Joan comes face to face with a death that changes her forever. What does the end of everything mean to the woman whose life and loves are seemingly eternal? MAY230249

LOVESICK TP $17.99 Page 69
Luana Vecchio
“Nature has a kind of innocent cruelty, while man…Why can’t man’s cruelty be called innocent?” In one of the most lurid corners of the dark web, subscribers pay a high price to be maimed, tortured, and killed by ruthless and irresistible dominatrix Domino. This is what they call love in the Lovesick CLub. But as Domino faces emerging threats and mounting pressure from a needy audience, what price will she have to pay for success in this literally cutthroat world? And what will she have to become to survive? Luana Vecchio invites you into a digital underworld of blood and neon to explore the limits of consent, love, and idolatry in one of the most erotic and extreme stories in recent years! Collects the seven part miniseries. MAY230135

MONSTRESS #45 & 46 $3.99 Page 89 & 90
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Zinn is back in the world where they were once imprisoned, and painful secrets about their past are coming to the surface. Meanwhile, Maika investigates a mask possessed by the imprisoned Defiled-a mask that bears a striking resemblance to the long-sought Mask of the Shaman-Empress. MAY230253

Maika must confront the embodiment of her child self, whose tragic mistakes she has long been unable to face-or even remember. If she fails, there’s no telling what the Defiled Monstra will do to her young self’s ghostly presence. MAY230254

PHANTOM ROAD #5 $3.99 Page 92
Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Jordie Bellaire
Everything heats up when Dom and Birdie find themselves trapped in the truck by another unending mass of monsters. But a sudden revelation changes the nature of their mission and poses more questions about their cargo than answers. MAY230264

PURR EVIL #1 $3.99 Page 52
Mirka Andolfo and Laura Braga
Miniseries premiere. MAY230053

STARSIGNS #3 $3.99 Page 96
Saladin Ahmed, Megan Levens, and Kelly Fitzpatrick
Tatiana and her mysterious employer close in on Rana and Clarence as they race to save the newest Starsign-a frightened kid-from federal agents. Superhuman astrological drama from Eisner winnerSaladin Ahmed and sci-fi fave Megan Levens! MAY230284

TERRORWAR #4 $3.99 Page 94
Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta
Sent on a suicide mission in the midst of a massive Terror attack, Muhammad and his crew learn the unthinkable truth of the war they’ve been fighting. MAY230287

TWO GRAVES TP VOL 1 $9.99 Page 75
Genevieve Valentine, Ming Doyle, and Annie Wu
Emilia and the man with the veil of smoke have set out for the ocean in a stolen truck. There’s a bloody handprint on his neck. She’s beginning to worry it’s hers. Death stole Emilia-the first time in his very long life that he hasn’t carried over the soul he was assigned to carry over. It would be romantic, except that they’re being hunted. Death and the Maiden go on a road trip. Nobody gets out alive. The first volume of a new series, collecting issues #1-6. MAY230174

W0RLDTR33 #4 $3.99 Page 100
James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, and Jordie Bellaire
Ellison has fallen deeper into the Undernet than he ever could have imagined. Now the life of one of his closest friends hangs in the balance — and PH34R is winning. MAY230299

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29 & 30 $3.99 Page 4
Zeb Wells and Ed McGuinness
Beaten and bloody, with his back against the wall, has Spider-Man finally met his match? [Bisexual Black Cat and Spider-Man are dating.] MAY230659 / MAY230660 (David Nakayama Hellfire Gala cover pictured)

Spidey goes one last round with the new and improved Doc Ock. Can his newest ally help turn the tide? MAY23066 / MAY230667 (Betsy Cola Hellfire Gala cover)

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31 $9.99 Page 6
Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr
Special over sized issue! It’d the wedding of the year! Peter Parker is the best man, and Tombstone is walking the bride down the aisle! That’s right – Janice Lincoln and Randy Robertson are tying the knot, and there’s no way all the crime bosses in NYC aren’t seeing this as an opportunity to off Tombstone. This story sets up our big Spider-Event of Zeb and Johnny’s second year on ASM, and that’s just the half of it! Also in this issue: bachelor/bachelorette parties, other ASM-story preludes, glimpses of some of the biggest unannounced Spider-projects and extra bonus awesomeness! 96pgs MAY23066

ASTONISHING ICEMAN #1 $3.99
Steve Orlando and Lan Medina
Look for more information on this title in future issues of Marvel Previews. [This issue is likely to be solicited in the June print catalog since this issue lists the cut off order date is June 26 and on sale date is August 2nd.] MAY231028

BISHOP: WAR COLLEGE TP $17.99 Page 100
SJ Holtham, Duarte, Alberto Foche, Sean Hill
The X-Men like you’ve never seen them before! Krakoa is an island paradise, and it’s a vulnerable one – but not with Lucas Bishop on the case! Armor, Surge, Cam Long, Aura Charles, Amass – these are his students. Their course objective: Get strong. Defend the island. Keep mutantkind safe. Their first lesson? How to fail! And they’ll do it in spectacular Marvel fashion. But what does any of that have to do with an all-Black X-Men team? And what’s a Bishop story without time travel? Shunted to a strange future, Lucas discovers familiar faces who will permanently alter his worldview. Meanwhile, his students are in danger – and not just of failing his course! Aided by shocking allies, the anti-mutant organization Orchis has finally found a way onto Krakoa. Is this the end of the island? Collecting the 5 issue miniseries. [Cam Long and Aura Charles are a couple. Cam is non binary and Aura is bisexual.] MAY230998

CAPTAIN AMERICA #750 $7.99 Page 24
Tochi Onyebuchi, Gail Simone, Stephanie Williams, J M DeMatteis, Rachel Stott, Dan Jurgens, Carmen Canero, and many more
Special 750th issue! The Captains America mourn their fallen! After the harrowing events of Captain America: Cold War, the Captains America return home to mourn their fallen – and strive to honor the power of legacy. Plus: The secret origin of Sam Wilson’s new shield revealed, and a bold new direction for Sharon Carter! In honor of 750 issues of Captain America, a team of fan-favorite guest writers join forces with superstar artists to spin timeless tales celebrating the epic history of the star-spangled hero! Don’t miss this jam-packed oversized issue! MAY230734

COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5 $3.99 Page 68
Stephanie Phillips and Juann Cabal
Cosmic Ghost Rider has been tested like never before as he’s battled his own twisted alter ego across the galaxy. But now, trapped on an isolated moon, he must face off against an entire horde of Cosmic Ghost Riders! Who will be left alive when the moondust settles?! And one character will undergo a shocking transformation as a new force explodes into the Marvel Universe! MAY230912

DAREDEVIL #13 $4.99 Page 71
Chip Zdarsky and Rafael De Latorre
Daredevil in hell! Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto are on the last leg of their tour de force through Matt Murdock’s lifeXand afterlife. MAY23092

DEADPOOL #9 $4.99 Page 72
Alyssa Wong and Luigi Zagaria
At the mercy of the Horned Emperor! Deadpool has been in a lot of tough spots, but this is definitely the first time he’s been captured by an antlered cloud-head person. When we say it like that it seems weird, but this is some real trouble! Can even his new paramour or giant symbiote dog save him? MAY23092

DOCTOR APHRA #34 $3.99 Page 78
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
Enter the Starweird! Long ago, Jedi Masters Shaak Ti and Aayla Secura sealed away a great and terrible power…a horrifying, ancient creature that resonates with the forse and Dr Aphra and Luke Skywalker have just released it! MAY23095

EXTREME VENOMVERSE #4 $4.99 Page 48
Alyssa Wong, Ken Niimura, Peach Momoko, and others
Face front, Venomaniacs, because we’ve got even more never-before-seen and all new symbiote stories to show you! First, Deadpool scribe Alyssa Wong and revolutionary artist Ken Niimura unite to introduce a symbiotic superstar inspired by anime and manga who’s about to take the Multiverse by storm! Then industry superstar Peach Momoko is about to make your skin crawl, with a tale of some fearsome flora the likes of which you’ve never seen! Move over, Groot, there’s a new plant in the spotlight of the Marvel U, and this one’s a killer! And lastly! Venom Noir! You’ve heard of Spider-Man Noir – now meet his totemic and terrible opposite as this reality’s symbiotic hive gets explored for the very first time! MAY230841

EXTREME VENOMVERSE #5 #4 Page 48
Kelly Thompson, Gurihiru, Cody Ziglar, Jordan Blum, and others
The conclusion to the Extreme Venomverse! Like every issue of the summertime symbiote celebration before it, this one introduces another awesome array of symbiotes! First, Jeff the land shark gets venomized! From the awesome team behind the smash-hit It’s Jeff Infinity Comic, Kelly Thompson and Gurihiru! Then! Hope this symbiote’s got a mitt and some bubble gum because it’s getting called up to the Major Leagues! MAY230846

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4 $3.99 Page 61
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Kev Walker
Rocket Raccoon is back and he’s not happy to see the Guardians of the Galaxy! Where has he been all this time? What’s happened to him? Get ready for a Rocket Raccoon you’ve never seen before! MAY230893

HALLOWS EVE #5 $3.99 Page 50
Erica Schultz and Michael Dowling
Hallows’ Eve is backed into a corner as her masks are used against her! With the playing field evened out, it all comes down to a battle of wit and will. Will Eve come out alive? MAY230857 / MAY230858 (Bengal Hellfire Gala cover)

HELLCAT #5 $3.99 Page 64
Christopher Cantwell and Alex Lins
Patsy has been transformed into demonic Hellcat! With her very humanity at stake, can she overcome the powers of darkness that have been unleashed? All is revealed as both the past and the present collide in a final battle that will determine the rest of Hellcat’s future – if she has one! MAY230902

IMMORTAL X-MEN #13 $3.99 Page 41
Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck
Listen closely. Time is running out. Fall is here. Doug Ramsey is the voice of Krakoa. It’s time for Krakoa to speak. MAY230809 (Mark Brooks) / MAY230812 (Luciano Vecchio Hellfire Gala cover)

INCREDIBLE HULK #2 $4.99 Page 13
Philip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein
The Mother of Horrors demands her freedom! And in order to make it happen, her most dutiful servant – a terrifying monstrosity who calls herself the Eldest – seeks to reclaim that wayward son of monsters: the Hulk himself. Now every eldritch horror and primordial being has its eyes set on the Jade Giant! Meanwhile, on their path to peace and isolation, Banner and his new friend Charlie find themselves forced to pass through an abandoned coal mining townXbut when night falls, the term “ghost town” takes on a terrifying new meaning. MAY230704

LOKI #2 $4.99 Page 15
Dan Watters and German Peralta
The past can never just stay buried, can it? Loki’s turn at playing “good guy” has been interrupted by the resurgence of relics from his nefarious past. Now that he’s set sail on his ship made of fingernails, he tracks the first of these to the destroyed Nidavellir – where the relic has been crafted into a devastatingly powerful weapon that the dwarves are warring over. And as a bonus: A pair of unexpected Marvel fan-favorites appear to clean up past Loki’s mess! MAY230709

LOKI MODERN ERA EPIC COLLECTION TP EVERYTHING BURNS $39.99 Page 110
Kieron Gillen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Matt Fraction, Stephanie Hans, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Alan Davis, and others
A forgotten hero returns – but will the truth behind his exile consume the world? Only the New Mutants can help young Loki now! Then, civil war breaks out among the British Manchester Gods! Even with Loki’s aid, can Merlyn, King Arthur and Captain Britain prevail? And what does Hela want with the Holy Grail?! When the cursed Vanir return and declare war on Asgardia, Surtur’s fire rages across the nine worlds! A desperate Loki journeys into the heart of Surtur’s fiery kingdom, but the godling’s future and past collide when Thor becomes trapped in the underworld – and the terrible truth about young Loki is finally revealed! Plus: Experience the ultimate mischievous team-up between Loki and Mister Sinister! Collecting Journey Into Mystery (2011) #637-645, Exiled #1, New Mutants (2009) #42-43, Mighty Thor (2011) #18-21 and material from A+X #5. MAY231008

LOKI MODERN ERA EPIC COLLECTION TP JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY $39.99 Page 111
Kierom Gillen, Rob Rodi, Jamie McKelvie, Doug Braithwaite, and others
Loki changes his story! In the wake of the siege of Asgard, Loki is reborn – as a child! With this new life comes a fresh purpose, but can the other Asgardian gods possibly trust him? Let’s hope so – because when the Serpent threatens Earth, Thor’s battle plan is doomed to fail without Loki’s help! The former Lord of Lies must use all the skills of deceit that made him so hated in his past life, but will the rejuvenated godling find redemption or damn himself further? Plus: Nightmare is gathering enough energy to rule the world, and the motherlode is inside Loki’s mind. Aided by an undead handmaiden and a demon puppy, Loki risks everything on a scheme so crazy it could only have been hatched by a God of Mischief! Collecting Siege: Loki, and Journey Into Mystery (2011) #622-636 and #626.1. MAY231009

MARAUDERS TP VOL 2 $29.99 Page 101
Steve Orlando and Andrea Broccardo
Steve Orlando’s run on Marauders continues, tying into the huge blockbuster even A.X.E.: Judgement Day! As A.X.E. makes waves, the Marauders hold on for survival! The Progenitor has risen. Now he visits each and every one of us, and we’re given a chance to justify our lives. Sounds heavy, right? The Marauders agree! Who proved their right to life? Who failed? And if we survive, just how excited is Orchis for a chance to scapegoat mutants for Earth’s brush with destruction? All thisXand Detective Lockheed! Collects Marauders (2022) #6-10. MAY230999

MARVEL-VERSE TP IRONHEART $9.99 Page 115
Eve L. Ewing, Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Libranda, Luciano Vecchio
In all the Marvel-Verse, few young minds are more brilliant than that of teen genius Riri Williams! Inspired by Tony Stark, Riri built her own invincible suit of armor – but she soon stepped out of Stark’s shadow to forge her own future as the heroic Ironheart! Can Riri combine her studies at M.I.T. with her extracurricular activities – by which we mean taking down super-villains like the acoustic menace Clash? Plus: Ironheart shares an adventure with her Champions teammate Miles Morales, A.K.A. Spider-Man! And a zombie invasion calls for a meeting of minds with her fellow science whiz, the Wasp! But what lessons will be learned on a far-out trip to the future, where Riri meets a 126-year old Tony Stark? Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme!? Collecting Ironheart (2018) #1, 6-7; Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart (2017) #1; Marvel Legacy Primer Pages. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #11 (NOV220884) MAY231014

MOON KNIGHT #25 $9.99 Page 18
Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio, and Alessandro Vitti
Moon Knight’s past and present collide, leading into his first event series! The past comes back to bedevil Moon Knight as he pursues his latest enemy, someone once familiar and new. From grim New York nights to the blazing sun of Alexandria days, Moon Knight hunts for answers among the graves of Hart Island while haunted by the last mission of the Karnak Cowboys, a mercenary crew counting among its members Marc Spector, Jean-Paul Duchamp, Robert Plesko…and Layla El-Faouly.
Plus: A classic Moon Knight story from the past by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz! MAY230717

NEW MUTANTS LETHAL LEGION #5 $3.99 Page 42
Charlie Jane Anders and Enid Balam
Danger! Battery overload! The New Mutants’ plan to take down Count Nefaria has epically failed, and as a result, he’s more powerful than ever! But there’s no time for Escapade and her teammates to lick their wounds – Nefaria and his diabolical Lethal Legion have set their sights on a convention center in Midtown New York to make hundreds of humans the Count’s personal batteries! Will our ragtag team of well-meaning misfits be able to finally complete the perfect heist and stop Nefaria from gaining almost unlimited power? Find out in this final issue! MAY230815

RED GOBLIN #6 $3.99 Page 54
Alex Paknadel and Jan Bazaldua
“Nature vs Nurture” begins! Carnage Reigns may be over, but Normie Osborn and the Rascal symbiote’s problems are only just beginning! For weeks, Normie’s pacified the symbiote and managed to keep the rabid killing machine inside it under control. But in this issue, Normie learns that you can’t fight nature. MAY230873

RED GOBLIN TP VOL 1 IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY $17.99 Page 95
Alex Paknadel and Jan Bazaldua
The newest – and deadliest – Red Goblin! Spinning out of the pages of Venom, young Normie Osborn receives his own symbiote at last! Will Normie fulfill his destiny as the grandson of the original Green Goblin? Or will he and his symbiote finally break the cycle and make a difference for the better? Meanwhile, a new Goblin King reigns under the streets of New York as the leader of a resurgent Goblin Nation! But why has he kidnapped Norman Osborn? And why has he siphoned off gallons of Osborn’s Goblin Serum-infused blood?! That can’t be good! Things get even worse when Cletus Kasady returns to New York, determined to paint the town blood red! Normie’s determination to prove himself puts him on a nightmarish collision course with Carnage! Collecting issues #1-5. MAY230993

ROGUE AND GAMBIT #5 $3.99 Page 42
Stephanie Phillips and Carlos E. Gomez
The powers that break! The Power Broker emerges from the shadows to make the deal of a lifetime! Selling was always risky business, but with an asset like Rogue in his Rolodex, the payoff is worth it. Only, Anna Marie isn’t one who can be controlled. And while Gambit knows her sweet sideXthe rest of her can be mighty mean. Rogue crosses a line she can’t uncross in a shocking twist that will have repercussions across all Krakoa! MAY230814

SCARLET WITCH #6 $3.99 Page 65
Steve Orlando and Russell Dauterman
Family Matters! Wanda’s loyalties are tested when an enemy of the Kree/Skrull Empire falls through the Last Door desperate for help avenging their fallen comrades. Will Wanda honor the commitment she made to helping those in need – whoever they are – or will her love for her son Wiccan and his husband, Hulkling, triumph over all? Plus: A familiar figure appears at Wanda’s shopXand it seems rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated. But does he come as friend or foe? MAY230903 (Russell Dauterman cover) / MAY230904 (Lucas Werneck cover)

SHE-HULK #15 $3.99 Page 70
Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
Scoundrel pushes She-Hulk to the limit in her final push to save all of NYC from her newest rogue! Meanwhile, the Fight Club has their hands full taking on an alien horde!
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SHE-HULK $39.99 Page 112
Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon, Dalibor Takajic, Georges Duarte, and others
ennifer Walters survived the second superhuman Civil War — barely. Now, she re-enters the world a very different hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, Jen is determined to move forward with her life – but the pain of the past is always there. An undercurrent, a pulse waiting to quicken and transform her into the one thing over which she has no control! But as Jen returns to legal practice, her newest client struggles with her own dark secrets. And a string of murders soon leaves Jen in over her head as a lawyer. Must she give in to her anger and become the Hulk?! Plus: Faced with a wave of monsters, can Jen help being pulled into the craziness as a force for good? And what happens when the nefarious Leader decrees: Jen Walters must die?! Collecting Hulk (2016) #1-11 and She-Hulk (2017) #159-163. MAY231010

SILK #3 $3.99 Page 52
Emily Kim and Ig Guara
Something wicked this way comes! A powerful, ancient witch is draining the life force out of young people! Silk has to figure out how to stop her before she claims another victim. But Silk doesn’t know that SHE is the witch’s next target! MAY230867

STAR WARS SANA STARROS TP $17.99
Justina Ireland and Pere Perez
Breakout Star Wars character Sana Starros stars in her first ever series! Sana Starros stars in her first ever series! Fresh off of a string of disappointments, Sana returns to her family’s ancestral home for some downtime. But family time is far from relaxing for a scoundrel and her family of ne’er-do-wells — especially when Stormtroopers attack during dinner! The Starros clan is on a collision course of a lifetime! But what mysteries from Sana’s past are coming home to roost? And whose party are they about to crash? It’s Sana, solo and she has a bad feeling about this! Collects Star Wars: Sana Starros (2023) 1-5. [Note: this TPB does not appear in the July print catalog but is in the July Marvel order listings available through my comic shop.] MAY231088

VENOM #22 & 23 $3.99 Page 33
Al Ewing and CAFU
Something wicked this way comes! A powerful, ancient witch is draining the life force out of young people! Silk has to figure out how to stop her before she claims another victim. But Silk doesn’t know that she is the witch’s next target! MAY230867 / MAY230826 (Carlos Magna Hellfire Gala cover)

A new vision of Toxin! Toxin is the offspring of the most dangerous symbiote in the history of the Marvel Universe: Carnage. But while Carnage and Cletus Kasady are separated and both devising machinations and plans of cosmic bloodshed and conquest, what has its progeny been doing? And will Dylan Brock or the Venom symbiote survive when they come face to face with this latest terrifying Toxin?! Plus: Toxin isn’t the only symbiote in this story who’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen! The symbiote family is about to grow a little larger and what’s coming will change the continuing saga of the symbiotes forever! MAY230830

VENOM TP VOL 4 ILLUMINATION $15.99 Page 94
Al Ewing, Ram V, Bryan Hitch, and CAFU
Meet Venom’s most powerful form yet! With the truth about Eddie Brock, Bedlam and the Garden of Time revealed at last, Eddie has no choice but to fight heaven, Earth, space and time to get back to his son. But it may all be for naught. Eddie’s greatest fears are at the precipice of being realized as Dylan may still succumb to the darkness within him! Eddie has faced down many monsters in his time, but few have been as terrifying as the one born of his own rage. Witness Bedlam’s return to the Garden of Time – and see what’s become of Eddie after Dark Web! Battered, beaten and brutalized, his grit, determination and faith have wavered at times, but never broken. Collecting Venom (2021) #16-20. MAY230992

WEB OF CARNAGE #1 $5.99 Page 57
Ram V and Francesco Manna
Carnage shall inherit the earth! As Cletus Kasady exacts his vengeance on an unsuspecting city and Carnage Reigns across the Marvel Universe, the Carnage Symbiote remains left to its own devices, adrift among the stars. With its purpose renewed after the death of the Venom-verse, Carnage has scant few hurdles between it and a glorious ascension to the throne of the King in Black and the first is named Morlun. MAY230879

X-23 DEADLY REGENESIS #5 $3.99 Page 43
Erica Schultz and Edgar Salazar
Kingpin wants his money back! Laura Kinney has done terrible things in her time as an assassin for the Facility. And now that past comes back to haunt her with a vengeance! With Haymaker on one side, Kingpin on the other and Kimura orchestrating the nightmare, the woman once known as X-23 will have to bring all her fighting skills and mutant power to bear if she’s to survive this deadly convergence of enemies! MAY23081

X-CELLENT #5 $3.99 Page 44
Peter Milligan and Mike Allred
All hail your new god, Zeitgeist! With his new powers and zealots at his side, the X-Statix don’t stand a chance! But an old friend is about to shake up the status quoX Don’t miss the dramatic finale of these superstar heroes! MAY230820

X-FORCE #42 $3.99 Page 44
Ben Percy and Robert Gill
The Ghost Calendars! Beast’s epic long game plays out in the only way it could – with Nimrod’s ultimate plan successful, Hank McCoy survives and thrives! But what will this mean for mutantkind, and does X-Force still have time to stop it? MAY230823

X-MEN #24 $3.99 Page 36
Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara
Pogg Ur-Pogg for hire! Hired for the dirtiest of jobs, a deadly mercenary comes crashing into the X-Men right at their most vulnerable moment! But not just any mercenary – finally, the breakout fan-favorite from X of Swords Pogg Ur-Pogg returns! MAY230787

X-MEN BEFORE FALL SINISTER FOUR #1 $4.99 Page 38
Kieron Gillen and Paco Medina
Fall of X is coming! As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the dying Nathaniel Essex unleashed four clones of himself into the world. They’ve been haunting it ever since, while lurking in the shadows. We know what Sinister has been up to. What about the others? In this issue, we delve into their past…and discover their latest atrocity. When they start to…date? MAY230798

X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2023 #1 $8.99 Page 35
Gerry Duggan, R. B. Silva, and Luciano Vecchio
The fall of X begins here! The Hellfire Gala is always the biggest event of the seasonXbut this year’s will change everything for Krakoa. What is meant to be mutantkind’s biggest night becomes their biggest nightmare as the Fall of X begins! All your favorite X-Men are going to be left reeling after this one – shocking revelations, stunning betrayals, horrifying tragedy, impossible deaths and of course the most glamorous looks of the year, all in one cannot miss package! MAY230776

X-MEN RED #13 $3.99 Page 40
Al Ewing and Jacopo Camagni
Genesis once again walks the island she ruled for millennia – with the Annihilation Staff in her hand. But what is in her heart? Is the return of the Mother of Arakko to be celebrated – or feared? As the Fall of X closes in, the Great Ring must decide…or risk their own fall from grace. MAY230805

May 26, 2023
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