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LGBTQA Previews July 2023 Part1

Looking ahead at comics and graphic novels for July and all I can say is you better have some money left over after Pride! Witches of Silverlake, Stars In Their Eyes, and Firebird are tempting! If you’ve been trade waiting for Tate Brombal and Nick Robles’ Behold Behemoth! (Boom), now’s the time to preorder or put it on your to buy list! Twomorrows solicits a special George Perez Wonder Woman issue with Andy Mangels contributing an article! And more, more, more!

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

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

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ABLAZE

MIGHTY BARBARIANS #4 $3.99 Page 233
Michael Moreci and Giuseppe Cafaro
rom the writer of Barbaric comes the world-hopping, skull-crushing adventures of The Mighty Barbarians! They’re barbarians. They loot, they plunder, they conquer. That’s what they do, and they do it alone… until now! Besieged on all sides, the intrepid team of mighty barbarians have one hope: that another hero who has already been taken by the evil Aleph and their creators can be freed from the spell cast upon him… and absolutely obliterate everything and anything in his path. Kull and crew will cross paths and swords with a true legend in hopes that he becomes an ally. Enter Thongor! MAY231199

ON THE WAY GN $19.99 Page 230
Paco Hernandez and Jose Angel Ares
Emma, a newly single cartoonist in her thirties, impulsively finds herself standing in Roncesvalles with her gaze fixed on Santiago de Compostela. Following the pilgrimage route known as The Way of St. James, she realizes the path she is traveling is bringing her closer to and somehow farther away from everyone around her, that the weight of her backpack is more than the clothes and pans inside, and that what she believed to be a simple walk to get some miles behind her (and her past) is a chance to learn not only about the people she meets along the way, but also herself. Creators Paco Hernandez & Jose Angel Ares bring you a story of friendship, family and learning. An emotional journey from which no one will return being the same. MAY231192

TRAVELING TO MARS #8 $3.99 Page 234
Mark Russell and Roberto Meli
The Erinhon arrives on Mars, but unforeseen circumstances threaten Roy’s mission. MAY231208

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

PARKER GIRLS #9 $3.99 Page 258
Terry Moore
Zackary May prepares for a worldwide broadcast to sell the public on his plan to solve global warming. But Katchoo has discovered the tech billionaire plans to use the satellites for a much darker purpose. As the hour draws near, Tambi and the Parker Girls wage a no-holds barred battle against May’s private army in an effort to stop the broadcast from a private chalet in the Swiss mountains. Can they do it or is the man with everything unstoppable? MAY231457

AHOY COMICS

SECOND COMING TRINITY #4 $4.99 Page 260
Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk
Special ‘group therapy’ issue of the only comic book featuring Sunstar, the world’s greatest hero, and Jesus Christ, the son of God. On a visit to his childhood home-now a sex shop called ‘Ron’s Dongs’-Sunstar uncovers the secrets of his past. Meanwhile, Jesus opens up about his daddy issues! Plus the usual Ahoynus prose stories and illustrations. 0523AH290

AWA

BLACK TAPE TP $9.99 Page 283
Dan Panosian, Dalibor Talajic, and Ive Svorcina
Jack King was a rock’n’roll god who projected a stage persona on par with the devil. After Jack dies on stage, his widow, Cindy, grapples with grief and struggles to protect his legacy, unaware that she is being surrounded by dark forces that covet the master tapes to Jack’s final, unreleased album – a heavy metal masterpiece that just might open a doorway to hell. 0523AW291

BLACK MASK STUDIOS

DESTINY NY MYSTICAL MAFIA #3 $4.99 Page 286
Pat Shand and Elisa Romboli
Lilith attempts to gather friends for the holiday, but trouble brews as old enemies set their sights on her family’s assets. Meanwhile, Joe Rollins discovers the disturbing truth about his prophecy. 0523BM300

BOOM

ALICE EVER AFTER TP $16.99 Page 110
Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta
Alice first visited Wonderland as a child. Now an adult, it’s her only escape from her cold, strange reality. But to go back, Alice needs something stronger than mushroomsX
After continuing down a terrible path, Alice is committed to the dreaded asylum. Will Alice ultimately escape from her uncaring family and childhood trauma in Wonderland, or face her demons in reality? Return to Wonderland in this dark sequel by superstar artist and writer Dan Panosian and artist Giorgio Spalletta perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples, and Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy and Fables. Collects Alice Ever After #1-5. MAY230331

ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 $4.99 Page 110
Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta
Alice finally got her wish. Wonderland has become her new home, but with her abuser’s avatar with the uncanny grin turning the mad residents of a moonstruck world against her, she’s clawing for a little rationality amongst the chaos. As Alice’s sister Edith and her childhood friend Earl fight for a way to bring her back, Alice has to contend with whether or not her torment is due to her father, herself, or maybe a curious combination of both! Superstar writer Dan Panosian and artist Giorgio Spalletta explore the morbid side of escapism in this twisted tale that blurs the line between fantasy and reality. MAY230324

ALL-NEW FIREFLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAYNE HC VOL 2 $24.99 Page 132
David M. Booher and Vincenzo Federici
Jayne faces the fury of a family he’s long neglected. But even if he can find a way to patch things up… a distress call from Requiem could spell disaster. Pure devastation may be in store, along with internal conflict, distrust as half the crew hunts for a dangerous target, and a secret on Jayne’s end that no one truly expected! Despite Jayne trying to recklessly play hero, will the crew find more than they bargained for? Will the help of newly-trained allies be enough for Inara, Simon and Leonard to survive their newest enemy and find the cargo they pursue? Acclaimed comics writer David M. Booher, artist Vincenzo Federici, colorist Francesco Segala, and Eisner-nominated letterer Jim Campbell reveal brand new mysteries, and the threat of an even deadlier weapon than the crew of the Serenity could have prepared for! Collects All-New Firefly #5-8. MAY230401

BEHOLD BEHEMOTH TP $14.99 Page 122
Tate Brombal and Nick Robles
Greyson’s world crumbles following his brother’s mysterious death, with sleepless nights haunted by vivid nightmares of a terrifying monster, pushing him to the brink of losing not just his job as a social worker, but his mind. Soon his newest case — an orphaned girl named Wren — is found at the scene of a murder, and her connection to his dreams will send them both on a journey that Greyson could have never imagined, especially not their role in the end of the world and the world to come — a world of monsters. Eisner Award-nominated and bestselling author Tate Brombal debuts his first original series alongside red hot artist Nick Robles. Collects Behold, Behemoth #1-5. MAY230368

FENCE REDEMPTION #2 $4.99 Page 132
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Old schools and old exes bring Seiji to a boiling point.
While Seiji and Jesse exchange blows with their words, Nicolas works to master a new move, and finally gets the chance to face his bully in combat. MAY230406

GRIM #11 $3.99 Page 121
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
While Jess, Lilah, and Eddie feel the touch of hellfire for the first time ever, Jess begins to build an army as fears of an all out war arise, and knows it will be up to her to take back the Afterlife! But sometimes Hell is all it’s cracked up to be, as Marcel finds himself torturously reunited with his lover. MAY230361

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER TP VOL 3 $14.99 Page 120
James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Werther Dell’Edera, and Antonio Fuso
Jace Boucher’s past and present collide, with new revelations from his youth shedding light on his current mission as artist Antonio Fuso joins returning writer Tate Brombal for the next chapter of “The Butcher’s” story! No longer the monster hunter he once was and unaware of Aaron’s fate, Jace must protect the orphans under his care. Can he save them from not just the monsters, but a rage and guilt more terrifying than the children have ever witnessed? Jace will have to make a difficult choice between vengeance, loyalty, and rescue from certain death! Meanwhile Sunny has to deal with monsters within and without, while caught between the White Masks and a cruel pair of eyes watching from between the trees! Collects House of Slaughter #11-15. MAY230360

KNOW YOUR STATION TP $19.99 Page 123
Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas
The wealthiest people in the solar system abandoned the Earth for a sanctuary in space, leaving the poor to die from climate change. But the 1% won’t be safe for long–because a murderer is on the loose, with the rich as their target! Soon Elise, an employee on the billionaires’ space station, is wrapped up in a deadly investigation, dragged deeper into the conspiracy as the last body she wants to go missing does. Even worse, her withdrawals from a highly addictive substance are getting worse and causing terrible hallucinations. But those drug-induced delusions are nothing compared to the gut-wrenchingly grisly discoveries at the heart of this deadly whodunnit! Bestselling novelist Sarah Gailey and rising artistic star Liana Kangas take a stab at the ultra-wealthy, their dreams of escaping the planet they’ve put in peril, and the consequences of that economic terror in the near future! MAY230369

NEIGHBORS #5 $4.99 Page 127
Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici
Cunnanock, a town determined to tear the Gowdie family apart, can no longer hide the evil force behind the horror. As the Gowdies come face-to-face with it, the true details of Oliver’s trauma comes to light, while Casey becomes even more erratic and dangerous. Will help from an unexpected source be enough to save their family? MAY230384

SEASONS HAVE TEETH #4 $4.99 Page 127
Dan Watters and Sebastian Cabrol
Shaken from his experiences, Andrew only wants to go home, despite the swirling rumors of his Pulitzer eligibility. But home will have to wait, as the final, deadly season pursues and ravages life wherever it can find it — including his. Alone but sheltered from the literal thrashing of Winter, will Andrew find the warmth and redemption necessary to complete his photo series, or will his efforts be in vain? MAY230381

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #31 $3.99 Page 180
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
After narrowly surviving the Duplicitype, Erica Slaughter must still reckon with the murderous Cutter in order to save the people of Tribulation.
Separated from Dolly and driven by desperate rage, Cutter won’t stop until she exacts her revenge on Erica. MAY230350

VAMPIRE SLAYER (BUFFY) #16 $4.99 Page 130
Sarah Gailey and Kath Lobo
In a bloody ritual involving Willow and Buffy, Drusilla’s portal puts everyone in peril, with only Buffy having the Slayer chops to stop her! But with the Baby Crab hungry for portal-energy his true monstrous form might be something unstoppable to behold! MAY230402

CLOVER PRESS

PROJECT MK ULTRA HC THE COMPLETE EDITION $59.99 Page 305
Brandon Beckner & Scott Sampila, and Stewart Kenneth Moore
Get ready for a mind-bending journey into one of the most secretive and controversial government experiments in history with Project MK-Ultra: The Complete Edition, collecting both previously released volumes 1 and 2 of Project: MK-Ultra – Sex, Drugs, and the CIA. Through vivid storytelling, this original graphic novel brings to life the harrowing story of the CIA’s mind control program, which used drugs, hypnosis, and other methods to manipulate the behavior of unwitting subjects. With careful attention to historical facts and rampant conspiracy theories, Stewart Kenneth Moore, Scott Sampila, and Brandon Beckner have crafted a gripping narrative that takes readers deep inside the shadowy world of government conspiracies and covert operations. Based on actual events, Project MK-Ultra: The Complete Edition is a zany, pop-culture laced Alice in Wonderland ride exploring the history of LSD through the eyes of a young, hungry journalist whose life is turned upside down when he’s sucked into the absurdity of the CIA’s most guarded top-secret Mind Control Project. Whether you’re a fan of graphic novels, true crime, or political history, Project MK-Ultra: The Complete Edition is a must-read that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the dark side of American intelligence. 0523CP309

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

AT THE FLOWER CAPITAL HANA NO MIYAKO $15.95
Rihito Takarai
Motoharu, second child and successor of the Tsujimura clinic, has always held his childhood friend, Akira Hazumi, close to his heart. Unfortunately, when Motoharu realized his affections towards Akira were more than just simply friendship, and confessed, their relationship became strained. Unable to reciprocate Motoharu’s feelings, Akira turned him down, and they slowly grew apart from one another. Despite the ongoing tension between them, Motoharu still decides to enroll in the same university and department as Akira. However, it’s not easy getting over the pain of being rejected, and Motoharu soon finds himself visiting Geishas in the middle of the night, in a desperate attempt to forget everything that happened. MAY232261

DREN PRODUCTIONS

PLAN 59 FROM OUTER SPACE TP $15.99 Page 312
James Mascia, Michael Dolce, and Joaquin Gonzalez
Back in 1957, Ed Wood brought us a movie about aliens who tried to raise the dead in order to destroy humanity in order to prevent us from causing a galaxy destroying weapon that they believed we would one day create. This was Plan 9 from Outer Space. Obviously, plans 1 through 8 failed, and (spoiler alert, but frankly the movie has been out for 63 years now, so there shouldn’t be much to spoil) so did Plan 9. But what happened in the years since 1957? Did the aliens just give up? Were they going to cease their plans to stop us and save the galaxy? Of course not. Almost 60 years have passed, and in that time, they have attempted to destroy us nearly 50 more times, and humanity has become quite adept at fighting them off. But today, they are coming back for their 59th plan, a plan that is so nefarious, it just might work! MAY231730

FAIRSQUARE COMICS

BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS TP $29.90 Page 318
Bryan Valenza, Henry Barajas, Sami Basri & Various
When the past is the future. Where unknown myths and legends are discovered. Witness the birth of the Mystic Universe! here comes Beyondtopia: Legends. From the mind of Indonesian visual artist Bryan Valenza Beyondtopia: Legends is an anthology series blending a variety of folklores, heroes and legends all reimagined for American and international audiences with a unique flavor. Horror, magic, social justice warriors, fantasy, sci-fi–There’s something for everyone in the Mystic Universe. Co-spearheaded by Award-Winning Latin–author Henry Barajas, the anthology brings together the best artists from Indonesia and the world, including Sami Basri, Garrie Gastonny and many more! MAY231776

GRAPHIX

HEARTSTOPPER GN 1-4 BOX SET $59.96 Page 334
Alice Oseman
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A four-book box set of Alice Oseman’s New York Times-bestselling Heartstopper series. Now streaming on Netflix! Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn’t think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works. Each paperback volume features beautiful two-color artwork. MAY231831

STARS IN THEIR EYES $15.99 SC / $24.99 HC
Jessica Walton and Aska
Maisie is on her way to Fancon! She’s looking forward to meeting her idol, Kara Bufano, the action hero from her favorite TV show, who has a lower-leg amputation, just like Maisie. But when Maisie and her mom arrive at the convention center, she is stopped in her tracks by Ollie, a cute volunteer working the show. They are kind, charming, and geek out about nerd culture just as much as Maisie does. And as the day wears on, Maisie notices feelings for Ollie that she’s never had before. Is this what it feels like to fall in love? Perfect for fans of Heartstopper and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, this graphic novel debut is a fresh, one-of-a-kind story that celebrates the excitement of meeting someone special for the first time. MAY231832 (SC) / MAY231833 (HC)

HARPER ALLEY

FIREBIRD GN $18.99 Page 334
Sunmi
Caroline Kim is feeling the weight of sophomore year. When she starts tutoring infamous senior Kimberly Park-Ocampo — a charismatic lesbian, friend to rich kids and punks alike — Caroline is flustered but intrigued. Their friendship kindles and before they know it, the two are sneaking out for late-night drives, bonding beneath the stars over music, dreams, and a shared desire of getting away from it all. A connection begins to smolder but will feelings of guilt and the mounting pressure of life outside of these adventures extinguish their spark before it catches fire? MAY231834

HUMANOIDS

EIGHT LIMBS GN $19.99 Page 337
Stephanie Phillips and Giulia Lalli
Joanna, a retired Muay Thai champion, takes in a troubled foster teen and decides to train her — until the teen lands herself in a dangerous situation and Joanna must re-enter the ring to fight for her new family! From writer Stephanie Phillips (Grim, Harley Quinn) and artist Giulia Lalli comes a story of found family and choosing to fight. MAY231842

INCAL PSYCHOVERSE HC $24.99 Page 345
Mark Russell and Yanick Paquette
With Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius’ The Incal set to be a major motion picture from acclaimed director Taika Waititi, now is the time to explore the brand new shocking and explosive prequel to the legendary and best-selling Incal saga, prepare. Prepare to enter…the Psychoverse. A realm made of pure potential and possibility known as the Psychoverse has declared war on all material reality, and the only ones who can save it are the deadly Metabaron, the swashbuckling Kill Wolfhead, and the bumbling detective John DifFool. MAY231844 (OFFERED AGAIN)

INCAL THE DYING STAR HC $24.99 Page 345
Dan Watters and Jon Davis-Hunt
Things are not going well for Commander Kaimann. Luz, the love of his life, is dead, his home of Tortuga destroyed, his crew ghostly apparitions, and his crocodilian mutation taking over more and more of his body, Commander Kaimann is fighting for his life on multiple fronts. Just when it seems like despair may overtake him, a chance encounter with a strange violin connects him to Aurora, a woman living in a future where she is staring down almost certain destruction. With his passions renewed, Kaimann hatches a bold plan to find a cure for his mutation and a future with his newfound love. However, Kaimann’s past is catching up with him, and Aurora’s future faces imminent doom from an approaching hostile fleet. Two timelines tick towards tragedy, and only an act of pure love can save them! MAY231845 (OFFERED AGAIN)

IRON CIRCUS COMICS

LACKADAISY GN VOL 1 $20.00 Page 348
Tracy J. Butler
It’s 1927 and Prohibition is in full effect in St. Louis. Organized crime has risen to meet the relentless demand for illicit alcohol. Bootleggers, gangsters, and might-makes-right rule dominate the city’s underworld, fueled by the patrons of speakeasies X speakeasies like Lackadaisy. Hidden under the unassuming Little Daisy Cafe and run by the widowed and strong-willed Mitzi May, Lackadaisy holds its own in a rough-and-ready world, where you’re either holding the gun or taking the bullet. But will tenacity, class, and a little bit of crazy be enough to ensure the survival of Mitzi and her gang? A keepsake collected edition of the cult classic, Eisner Award-nominated webcomic!
Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #5 (MAY221584) New order code: MAY231858

LEGENDARY COMICS

WITCHES OF SILVERLAKE GN $19.99 Page 351
Simon Curtis and Stephanie Son
Elliot Green has had a rough year. His dad died, he had to move across the country, and now he’s about to start high school in one of LA’s most prestigious private schools, where his mom has accepted the position of Vice Principal. He’s quickly taken in by the school’s outcasts: the scholarship kids; the queer kids; and the ones who just don’t really fit in with the glossy trust fund babies of SJTBA. They quickly let him in on their little secret…they are witches. Elliot joins them in their world among the crystal stores and occult shops of Silverlake and ends up joining his new friends’ coven. During one of their magical experiments, they accidentally release a bloodthirsty demon that starts murdering their classmates and teachers. Elliot and his coven realize that the fun and games of playing with crystals and candles is over, that magic is powerful, real, and that it might be more dangerous than they’d ever imagined. MAY231880

LEV GLEASON/ COMIC HOUSE ARCHIVES

FREELANCE SEASON 2 #2 $5.99 Page 351
Andrew Wheeler and Juan Samu
Freelance, aka Lance Valiant and his companions, John Cabot and Tasha Kolchak are fresh off their latest job of dealing justice to Apollyon, it comes to their attention that there are more and more factions working to harness the energies of the mysterious Rift. What’s more, someone seems to be very familiar with Freelance. Does this mystery figure have answers about who or what Freelance is and will Freelance, John and Tasha catch up to this Rift rider? MAY23188

LITTLE BEE BOOKS INC

ALWAYS HUMAN GN VOL 2 LOVE & GRAVITY $14.99 (SC) / $24.99 (HC) Page 352
Ari W. North
Sunati and Austen are back in the final volume of their inspirational love story. Sunati and Austen’s relationship is growing stronger by the day in this near-future, soft sci-fi graphic novel. Austen is working hard to overcome the limitations of Egan’s Syndrome, a very rare condition that rejects body modifications, which is making school difficult. But while Austen is forced to confront her plans for the future, Sunati receives a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity… on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus! Will Austen find her way? And will Sunati leave Austen when she needs her most to follow her own dreams of space exploration? First serialized on the popular app and website WebToon, Always Human is now reformatted for a print edition in partnership with GLAAD.
MAY231886 (SC) / MAY231887 (HC)

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

EXORCISTS NEVER DIE #4 $4.99 Page 359
Steve Orlando and Sebastian Piriz
Greed is a gilded dragon…and it’s staring two battered and bloodied combat exorcists right in the eye. Its first attack is an offer! After all, Syd and Ellen deserve a prize for their accomplishments. They deserve praise for fighting deeper into the Hellscraper than any exorcists ever have. But sadly, be it prize or praise, there’s not enough for both of them. And Greed’s gift comes with a price – a lifetime as part of its gilded gallery, its treasure hoard of fallen warriors living perfect fantasies of the mind as their bodies are chromed and coveted. Only by rejecting everything they’ve ever asked for can our heroes exorcize Greed…and even if they do, can they survive the demonic sin’s parting gift? 0523MA324

MONOMYTH #3 $3.99 Page 357
David Hazan, Cecilia Lo Valvo, and Marissa Louise
Our heroes are assailed by monsters from within…but what dark secrets could the Chimera be hiding? Every element of a story has its purpose. Some deaths are known, but others are just a page away. Monomyth is an all-new mini-series from the mind of David Hazan (Nottingham). 0523MA328

TALES FROM NOTTINGHAM #6 $3.99 Page 360
Magdalene Visaggio, Victor Santos, and Dave Sharpe
In 1194, after the paradigm-shifting twists of Nottingham Vol. 2, Everard Blackthorne finds himself dragged back home and into the clutches of England’s nobility and the plots and schemes he thought he’d left behind for good. Never-before-seen mysteries confront Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, culminating in an investigation that will lead directly into the climactic events of Nottingham Vol. 3. 0523MA330 (End of Series)

YOU’VE BEEN CANCELLED #2 $4.99 Page 355
Curt Pires, Kevin Castaneiro, and Jason Wordie
Roland Endo is cancelled, and as the number one canceller in the world, the bounty on his head is enormous. Now on the run from other cancellers, Roland has to stay alive long enough to find out why he’s been targeted for death. 0523MA333

SCOUT COMICS’ DEATH DROP DRAG ASSASSIN takes a break this month.

SILVER SPROCKET

GIRL IN THE WORLD GN $13.99 Page 382
Caroline Cash
Caroline Cash’s celebrated debut is back in print! What’s everyone doing later? Some creatively named Facebook events? Haircuts and happy meals? This clever and gorgeous graphic novel proves that there is nothing cooler than cool girls, showcasing a particularly chaotic ride-along with one group of friends for 24 hours. [This is a second edition.] MAY232013

SUBLIME

FINDER DELUXE EDITION VOL 12 $14.99 Page 439
Ayano Yamane
After their big showdown with the Russian mob, Asami and Akihito find themselves injured and once again separated, and it takes six long months of recuperating and searching before Asami is able to locate Akihito. As expected, the two have a passionate reunionXuntil Akihito pulls out a knife and attempts to kill Asami! MAY232262

WORLDS GREATEST FIRST LOVE VOL 16 $12.99 Page 439
Shungiku Nakamura
Manga editor Ritsu Onodera believes his high school friend Nao took care of him after he collapsed due to exhaustion while working for Marukawa Publishing’s Emerald shojo magazine. But he discovers it was actually Masamune Takano, his boss-and first love!-who nursed him back to health. Ritsu decides that he’s finally going to tell Takano how he feels, but first he has to explain to Nao, who has already confessed his own love for Ritsu, that he and Nao can’t live together anymore. Will Ritsu be able to go through with it and finally confess to Takano?! MAY232263

TITAN

DOCTOR WHO DOOM #1 $3.99 Page 213
Jodie Houser and Roberta Ingranata
24 hours to live; 24 hours to kill. Doom! This lonely assassin from the 51st Century is hunting for her survival, and there’s only one person who can save her: the Doctor.
Using her vortex manipulator, she’ll do anything to find the tempestuous time traveler, including cavorting with the maleficent Missy. Every hour a new adventure, every hour closer to death. MAY231155

TOKYO POP

CONFESSIONS OF SHY BAKER VOL 3 $13.99 Page 468
Masamoi Ito
Toshimitsu Yamamura lives together happily with his boyfriend of many years, Gonta Tsubakisaka, but in his everyday life Toshimitsu isn’t really… “out.” After his vehemently progressive employee had the idea to list their real estate business as LGBTQ+ friendly, Toshimitsu has been very anxious about accidentally outing himself, and he often channels his anxiety into baking incredible treats for his carb-conscious boyfriend. With the love of his boyfriend and his love of baking, maybe Toshimitsu will steadily become more comfortable being his authentic self! MAY232412

OUR NOT SO LONELY PLANET TRAVEL GUIDE VOL 4 $12.99 Page 469
Mone Sorai
Super serious Asahi Suzumura and laidback, easygoing Mitsuki Sayama might seem like an odd couple, but they made a deal; they’ll vacation around the world and when they get back to Japan, they’ll get married. As they travel from country to country, the different people, cultures and cuisine they encounter begin to bring them closer together. After all they’re not just learning about the world, but about themselves, too. MAY232415

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

VAULT

GODFELL #5 $4.99 Page 409
Chris Sebela and Ben Hennessy
Zanzi and Neth have reached the heart of God, where the fight for control of the divine corpse is on the brink of full-blown war. With Zanzi’s former army on one side and her former enemies on the other, she and Neth must step into the conflict, stop the deranged cultists hot in pursuit, and attempt to access the Elysian Fields of God’s brain. 0523VL423

NASTY #4 $4.99 Page 409
John Lees and George Kambadais
Production on the Glasgow remake of House of Creeping Flesh is well underway, with the local supermarket transformed into a house of horrors for makeshift night shoots. But underneath the gory prosthetics and wooden line delivery, a very real threat is taking ever more concrete shape, growing harder for Thumper and his friends to control. 0523VL42

QUEEN OF SWORDS A BARBARIC STORY #3 $4.99 Page 407
Michael Moreci and Corin Howell
Serra confronts her wicked sister, while Deadheart and Ka make a final stand (exciting Ga’Bar the sword so much his hilt swells), and Soren’s past and future entwine…in this epic end of the arc to Queen of Swords, the stand-alone adventure bursting from the world of Barbaric! 0523VL430

VERTICAL

TWILIGHT OUT OF FOCUS VOL 2 AFTERIMAGES $12.95 Page 469
Nisioisin and Oh Great
Jin Kikuchihara, third-year director, main actor, and president of the film club, and second-year director Giichi Ichikawa see eye-to-eye on very little. Jin is flashy, flirty, and focused on keeping everyone happy, while Giichi expects the best from himself and others, and will compromise nothing to see his vision through. Constantly at each other’s necks, the two can hardly stand to be in the same club. But what will happen when family trouble forces them to live in the same room? Will their shared interests bring them closer as friends, push them further apart as rivals, or something else entirely? MAY232423

VIZ

MY LOVE MIX UP VOL 8 $9.99 Page 444
Wataru Hinekure and Aruko
At the end of summer break, Aoki and Ida go watch a fireworks show. Aoki’s heart is set fluttering as Ida abruptly shows more interest in romance! When their school cultural festival comes along, there’s even a chance for their parents to meet?! MAY232278

YEN PRESS

AFTER WE GAZED AT STARRY SKY $15.00 Page 451
Bisco Kida
It all started with a job. When wheelchair-bound Subaru Miyazawa decides to visit the planetarium after finishing its brochure design, he unexpectedly bumps into Togo Awase, the photographer involved in the project. Although he’d admired his work, he never thought he’d see the man himselfXor that Togo would go so far as to carry Subaru down the steps to view the starry night sky up close. Subaru could only hope they would meet again. MAY23

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AKIRA TAKASUKIS CONJECTURE VOL 1 Page 452
Mikage Sawamura and Toji Aio
Naoya Fukamachi is a university student whose ability to infallibly detect lies has left him friendless and isolated. When a paper of his piques the interest of his folklore studies professor Akira Takatsuki, a handsome and eccentric man, he soon finds himself dragged into Akira’s research. Now, as the assistant in charge of common sense, he must help his professor interpret an array of unexplainable phenomena! MAY232318

CUCKOOS THREE $20.00
Cassandra Jean and Mosskat
Murry Summerfield, relentlessly decent son of the farmstead, meets Jacob Durris, charming but troubled new neighbor. When he discovers why Jacob has moved out to the countryside, Murry has his hands full keeping his friend happy and dealing with his own blossoming feelings. MAY232311

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