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LGBTQA Previews June 2021 Part 1

June is Pride month but this month’s Previews celebrates “manga month.” Not to slight manga because a lot of manga is BL/ yaoi and yuri. In past years Previews marked Pride month in June which sounds great until you realize graphic novels and the like that are featured are available only for preorders, so you won’t have that attention grabbing book till August at the earliest. The same thing tends to happen around the holidays too. It’s one of the cons to Previews. DC and Marvel have the time lag figured out and the resources to have any Pride related comics ready. Enough with complaining! There are definitely some LGBTQ goodies this time around like Tillie Walden’s This Time Around (Avery Hill); Sweet, Sweet, Little Ramona (Cat Head Comics) about a trans woman trying to become a model in 1956 New York; a new Molly Ostertag graphic novel; and Cheer Up (Oni Press) features a trans girl romance.

You’ll find BOOM, DE, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, and other small and indy press publisher here. The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Part two with comics from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel is here.

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBTQA or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their 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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EROS PSYCHE #4 $3.99 Page 236
Maria Llovet
Sara’s relationship with Silje has grown so deeply, she now feels they are much more than friends. But could she be misinterpreting Silje’s feelings?
From the artist of the bestselling Faithless series… Acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud) brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche. APR211311


SERIAL #5 $3.99 Page 238
Terry Moore
Zoe’s hunt for the Santa Nino killer zeroes in on a woman who appears to be the perfect citizen… but Zoe’s trained eye sees beyond the careful facade and begins to lay a trap for her deadly prey. Serial features Zoe, the irrepressible star of Rachel Rising and Five Years. Don’t miss this hot series from the award winning creator of Strangers In Paradise and Motor Girl! APR211329


BUNNY MASK #1 $4.99 Page 244
Paul Tobin and Andrea Mutti
A new horror series from the creator of the Eisner-nominated Colder! Sealed in a cave before the dawn of man, released by a crazed madman, Bunny Mask walks our world once more. But for what dark purpose does she use her unnatural powers? And what’s her connection to Bee Foster, a young girl murdered by her father fourteen years ago? In order to save his life – and his sanity – one man will have to discover the truth of what waits behind the mask. Writer Paul Tobin and artist Andrea Mutti unleash an eons old legend upon an unsuspecting world – one that’ll make your most horrific nightmare feel like a walk in the park! APR211337

lePROJECT PATRON #3 $4.99 Page 249
Steve Orlando and Patrick Piazzalunga
Thirty years ago, the Patron died, only for the United Nations to replace him with a perfect robotic duplicate. Now, the monster responsible for The Patron’s death has returned, threatening to expose the Project Patron team. But with one of their own dead, is the team strong enough to fight on? APR211345


Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk
Special doubt-and-incertitude issue! The death of a disciple makes Jesus question everything, while Sunstar solicits the public’s suggestions on what to accomplish with his powers. Plus a selection of Ahoy illustrated prose fiction. APR211360


Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows
Finally, the complete Alan Moore masterpiece in one 480 page tome – the Providence Compendium! Providence is Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series! In it, he weaves and reinvents the works of H.P. Lovecraft through historical events. It is both a sequel and prequel to Neonomicon. The Providence Compendium is the complete series, all twelve issues by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, in one 480 page volume. APR211449


Tillie Walden
A collection of Tillie’s three longform comics with Avery Hill: “I Love This Part,” “The End of Summer,” and “A City Inside.” Plus the early sketches, short comics for magazines and webcomics such as “What It’s Like To Be Gay In An All-Girls Middle School” that shot her to fame on both sides of the Atlantic and have never been collected before. APR211516


ALICE IN LEATHERLAND #3 $3.99 Page 283
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
Valentine’s Day can be a rough time of year if your fairytale fantasy doesn’t hold up to reality. What are the chances of mending a broken heart on a dating app? Probably not too far off from the chances of mending your broken heart in a sex-positive shop… but, at least at the shop fun is guaranteed! APR211535

DESTINY NY #4 $3.99 Page 283
Pat Shand and Manuel Preitano
It’s the over-sized finale to the first arc of Destiny, NY, the ongoing series that asks what happens after a prophecy is completed. As Gia faces the truth about her destiny, Logan makes a choice that will change the course of her life. Also, Lilith faces off with her sister and the crime empire that she could have inherited.
Everything comes together in this game-changing issue! APR211536

EVERFROST $3.99 Page 282
Ryan Lindsay and Sami Kivela
Van Louise retired to the ice coast so she could quietly find a way off planet from a world on the wrong side of societal collapse. She biohacks a dead leviathan to orchestrate passage away into the universe, but her plans are about to get chewed up by a mounting war between the Warlords – violent gatekeepers for the global ruling party – and the Bloom – those who risk extinction living out on the water – as well as a family reunion with her son who she hasn’t seen since he died in her arms when he was a child. APR211533

Matteo Pizzolo and Anna Wieszczyk
Halfpipe is horribly wounded, but pushing through to try and rescue Tommy. Tommy is bound and drugged, but struggling to escape and rescue Halfpipe. Will they find one another? The final issue of Godkiller vol 3 is here. APR211537


Jeremy Lambert and Marianna Ignazzi
The biggest Buffy story of the century continues! What if you knew your life could have been different? Buffy and the Scooby Gang get a glimpse into how different their lives might have been and must confront the choices that lead them to this point, even as they grapple with their understanding of everything changing forever. Meanwhile, Giles discovers ancient forces are at work, pushing the Slayer and her friends further and further down the rabbit hole…but to what end? APR211212

FIREFLY #30 $3.99 Page 218
Greg Pak and Guillerma Sanna
Will Serenity survive first contact? The crew of Serenity make first contact with the natives of The-Earth-That-Was, and like Captain Mal in his prime, they get off on the wrong foot. But will Captain Kaylee be able to find peace by doing something that would have been unthinkable for Mal? Meanwhile, Zoe dives deep into what it means to be a Washburne. APR211218

LUMBERJANES VOL 19 $14.99 Page 226
Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh
Can the Lumberjanes complete their wish lists before the end of summer? With the end of summer rapidly approaching, Jo, Mal, Molly, April, and Ripley decide to embark on one final adventure, finishing up their summer to-do list with a bang! But no one’s ready for the shocking secret force that’s heading straight for the ‘Janes!
Collects Lumberjanes #73-74. APR211278

LUNA #5 $3.99 Page 224
Maria Llovet
The Family of the Sun turns on Lux. Leading to a final confrontation between him and Teresa. And with it, the chance to restore the natural order. APR211260

Ram V and Filipe Andrade
More years have passed when Laila Starr, the now-mortal reincarnation of the avatar of Death, once again crosses paths with the future creator of immortality. This time at a party where the young man will have a life-altering experience that will shape him for years to come. Will Laila change his path in this one night, or the other way around?APR211243

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #4 $3.99 Page 224
Alex Child, Grant Morrison, and Naomi Franquiz
Plagued by day terrors and visions of a drenched woman, the girls search for answers about Proctor Valley Road at another haunted spot, the abandoned Haven Bakery. Their inquiries into the spirit world will lead them to the local tribal reservation, but not before Rylee and August’s feelings for the same boy threaten to tear the group apart. APR211255

SAVE YOURSELF #1 $4.99 Page 208
Bones Leopard, Kelly Matthews, and Nichole Matthews
What if Magical Girls weren’t Earth’s champions at all?
Aoe, Thel, and Gen, better known as the Lovely Trio, first burst onto the scene five years ago when they saved Earth from a surprise space monster attack!
Since then, everyone, including Gigi, whose brother died as a bystander in a Lovely Trio battle, idolizes them as superheroic pop icons. But when Gigi witnesses the Lovely Trio battling a monster firsthand, she sees something that causes her to question everything she thought she ever knew about her heroes! A magical new series from the team behind Pandora’s Legacy, writer Bones Leopard (Identical) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Just Beyond), that’s perfect for fans of Sailor Moon and Wynd. APR211182

SEVEN SECRETS #9 $3.99 Page 226
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
With the first secret revealed and the world now watching, how much longer will the Order’s remaining members be able to remain hidden? Casper and the surviving Keepers and Holders retreat once more to a remote safehouse, even as Amon and the Seekers close in on them. Can the Order survive with a mole in their midst? APR211268

James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
What turned young Erica into the monster hunter she is today? Discover Erica Slaughter’s true origin as she is further initiated into the House of Slaughter. But will she be sorted into the prestigious White Room, or the dreaded Black Room with her new nemesis Aaron? APR211265

Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
Marlyn Chen, Ambassador for the Inner Worlds, arrives at Malik’s Flight to broker peace between the Harvesters and the Worshippers. When Jason Hauer, one of the fated Vihaan II crew, is pulled into these talks, he will soon discover that like all politics, nothing is as it seems. APR211262

WYND #7 $4.99 Page 226
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Can Wynd brave the wilderness to save his friend? As they cross the sea to Northport, Wynd and his friends are attacked by a mysterious enemy. Will Wynd rise to the moment and if so, at what cost? APR211272


Steve Lafler
Notorious alt comix legend Steve Lafler delivers readers to the bright lights and glamor of Manhattan in 1956 with Jack, Susie, and Ramona, a trans woman aspiring to the modeling world. They cut deals in the Garment District by day and haunt the legendary jazz clubs of 52nd St. by night. APR211576


GIRL FROM THE SEA GN $14.99 (SC)? $24.99 (HC) Page 312
Molly Knox Ostertag
Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends…who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn’t seem so stifling anymore. But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they’re each trying to hide will find its way to the surface…whether Morgan is ready or not. APR211721 (SC)/ APR211721 (HC)


Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli
Discover the next thing in horror from award-winning writer of television and comics Paul Cornell and acclaimed artist/writer Emma Vieceli, along with color artist Pippa Bowland and letterer Simon Bowland! When one of James and Elizabeth’s experiments spirals out of control, will they be able to contain the damage? And will it drive them apart, or closer together? A twisted horror/romance that walks a fine line between attraction and fear. APR211741


10 DANCE VOL 6 $12.99 Page 421
Shinya Sugiki, the dashing lord of Standard Ballroom, and Shinya Suzuki, passionate king of Latin Dance: The two share more than just a first name and a love of the sport. They each want to become champion of the 10-Dance Competition, which means they’ll need to learn the other’s specialty dances, and who better to learn from than the best? But old rivalries die hard, and things get complicated even further when they realize there might be more between them than an uneasy partnership. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXI+ #2 (FEB211662) APR212217

HITORIJIME MY HERO VOL 11 $12.99 Page 418
Memeko Arii
A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: He’s found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all… and as their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole time. APR212199

Naoko Takeuchi
Before Sailor Moon, there was Sailor V! Minako Aino is 13 years old when she meets a talking white cat named Artemis, who tells her something unbelievable: With a magic pen, she has the power to transform into the elegant, masked hero Sailor V. Experience Minako’s adventures, before she became Sailor Venus, featuring a new, glittering cover, a fresh translation, and remastered interior art! This definitive, two-volume Eternal Edition of the Codename: Sailor V manga features new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a new translation, entirely redesigned lettering, and, for the first time, all the color pages from the original magazine run in the 1990s. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #11 (NOV201681) APR212207

Naoko Takeuchi
A year before meeting Sailor Moon–and her destiny as a member of the Sailor Guardians–Minako was the first hero to find her calling. At age 13, all this teen can talk about is finding a boyfriend, but her dreams change when a talking cat with a crescent moon on his forehead reveals her true identity as the Soldier of Justice, Sailor V! Magic has returned to modern Tokyo, and she must use her powers to stop the Dark Agency, which is trying to manipulate Japan’s entertainment industry and enslave the population. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #11 (NOV201682) APR212208

Naoko Takeuchi
A new edition of the Sailor Moon manga, for a new generation of fans! Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! The original Sailor Moon in a new, affordable edition. APR212209

SUMMER WITH YOU VOL 2 $14.99 Page 420
Nagisa Furuya
Chiharu Saeki and Wataru Toda are two high school students who share a common hobby: They love to watch movies. After they meet, they become fast friends, until one day, when Chiharu confesses his love for Wataru. Wataru says that Chiharu’s confession doesn’t bother him, and the boys continue throughout their summer, going to pilgrimages to see film spots from their favorite movies. But the more time he spends with Chiharu, Wataru realizes that he may not only be as unaffected by Chiharu’s confession as he claimed to be, but those feelings may also be mutual. APR212215


BECSTAR #2 $3.99 Page 326
Joe Corallo and Lorenzo Colangeli
Oblivious to the fact that they are being tracked by Ozgar and his Shadow Syndicate goons, Becstar and the Restal-08 crew make their way to the living crystal planet of Nephrite. There, they hope to discover Anyssa’s location and find the missing piece to this intergalactic puzzle. APR211803


GREATEST VILLAIN VOL 1 $16.99 Page 422
Sujin Kim
When Sawoo gets bullied in high school, his only friend Kido promises to teach him the three rules to become the greatest villain. But Kido goes overseas after giving only two of the three rules. While faithfully following the two rules, Sawoo writes Kido numerous letters in hopes of receiving the third rule, but Kido never replies. After four years, Kido comes back believing Sawoo has been writing him love letters. APR212222 (OFFERED AGAIN)

HIS HOUSE VOL 1 $21.99 Page 422
Hajin Yoo
Life isn’t easy for an orphan, especially when you’re as good-looking as Gangyoo. To survive on the streets, Gangyoo hires himself out to homely women in desperate need of a pretend boyfriend. Now in college, Gangyoo only needs one more gig to earn enough money to graduate and live a normal life. There’s only one catch. His new client is a man named Soohyun. And there’s only one problem. They hate each other. Being a pretend boyfriend has never been so hard. Little does Gangyoo know that his own seedy past will catch up to bite him and Soohyun harbors a dark secret of his own. APR212223 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PRINCE BARI VOL 1 $12.99 Page 422
Yohan is a celebrated shaman with a lazy spirit in the form of a boy named Donga. One day, Yoonsung, the CEO of a successful IT venture firm visits Yohan’s shop with a request to remove the powerful spirit that is Chunho. Tensions build up as the two men and the two spirits get to live together at the same place. APR212224 (OFFERED AGAIN)


CHEER UP LOVE & POM POMS HC $14.99 Page 340
Crystal Fraiser and Val Wise
Annie is a smart, antisocial lesbian starting her senior year of high school who’s under pressure to join the cheerleading squad to make friends and round out her college applications. Her former friend Bebe is a people-pleaser, a trans girl who must keep her parents happy with her grades and social life in order to maintain their support of her transition. Through the rigors of squad training and amped-up social pressures (not to mention microaggressions and other queer youth problems), the two girls rekindle a friendship they thought they’d lost and discover there may be other, sweeter feelings springing up between them. APR211831


Kabi Nagata
The heart-rending autobiographical manga that’s taken the internet by storm! My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers. APR212258 (OFFERED AGAIN)


Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
Sylvia Plath’s writing reaches across decades to teach one young woman the power of her own feelings in this part memoir, part literary biography. Like so many thoughtful and soul-searching young women, as a teenage girl Lisa was transfixed by the writing of Sylvia Plath. In different times, in different places, and in different ways, each of them struggles because of how they presented themselves to the world. As the author explored her sexuality and discovered her identity as an LGBTQ woman, she found inspiration and solace in the poetry and prose of this famous writer. APR211943


CASTE HEAVEN VOL 6 $12.99 Page 397
Chise Ogawa
Another summer has passed, and fall’s arrival brings with it the excitement of the school’s culture festival! It’s fun event after fun event, with Karino and Azusa cosplaying, Kuze putting a band together, and Atsumu discovering his feminine side. But while everyone is enjoying themselves, third-year eccentric Eno is cooking up a dastardly plan! Just how long can Karino protect Azusa from someone so set on revenge? APR212091


DOCTOR WHO MISSY #3 $3.99 Page 365
Jody Houser and Roberta Ingranata
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the master with a unique graphic novel starring fan favorite Missy! Missy’s up to her old tricks, but this time she’s not alone! How will the Doctor survive this latest maniacal plot in this special story celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master? Features the third and twelfth doctor battling their iconic nemesis! Keep your eyes out for other Time Lords! APR211975

LIFE IS STRANGE VOL 1 $17.99 Page 361
Emma Vieceli and Claudia Leonardi
The outbreak of Covid-19 challenges us to think about the cause and effect of every action, from the mundane to the influential. What is within our power and what is out of our control? This is the conflict Max Caulfield now struggles to come to terms with. The first volume in the Life is Strange series, based in the world of the BAFTA award-winning video game, follows the story of Max Caulfield, a senior majoring in photography who discovers that she can rewind time when trying to save her best friend Chloe Price. The pair investigate the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max quickly learns that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future. Max chose to let Arcadia Bay be destroyed by a horrific storm and one year later, she and Chloe have made a new life together, but the aftershocks of that fateful choice still echo around them! Is there any future for the pair when time itself is their enemy? Max must learn to live with her new present, whilst being fully aware that she exists, that she lives, in multiple dimensions. This comic collection is all about what happens when time is no longer a real construct. What can we rely on to be true? With Chloe by her side, Max will soon know the answer. [This seems to be a new printing though Previews doesn’t mention it.] APR211947


CHERI MY DESTINY TP $12.99 Page 430
Okoge Mochino
“My chocolate’s so good it’ll make you grovel on your knees!” Kaoru is brimming with confidence. After all, he opened a patisserie after studying in France, and is the head chef of his own store. But there’s one small problem; his customers are enamored with a local Japanese sweet shop and Soujirou, the attractive and reserved craftsman who makes the treats on offer. Convinced that stuffy old Japanese confections could never compete with his modern, Western style creations, he decides the only way forward is to prove to Soujirou that his chocolates are the best. But when Soujirou accepts his gift gracefully and even compliments him on his skills, Kaoru’s intense feelings take a sudden turn in the opposite direction. APR212265


BARBARIC #1 $3.99 Page 376
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches. Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It’s just…barbaric. APR212023 / APR212024 (Conan homage cover)

BLUE FLAME #2 $3.99 Page 977
Christopher Cantwell and Adam Gorham
The Blue Flame digs deeper into the Tribunal Consensus as he weighs the decision of defending all of humanity before them… but wait, shooting victim Sam Brausam is in a coma in Milwaukee, and his estranged sister doesn’t know if he’ll wake up. APR212031

HOLLOW HEART #5 $3.99 Page 378
Paul Allor and Paul Tucker
EL is alone in the world, pursued closely by some who wish to protect him, some who wish to harm him, and some who are simply doing a job. As regular citizens react to the monster in their midst, EL begins to reconsider his choices, wondering if he should have stayed with Mateo–or sought a more permanent form of escape. APR212037

Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Dev Pramanik, and Nathan Gooden
Cecily is in the lobby of a high rise tower filled with a horde of vampire hunters. The Camarilla Court is trapped on the top floor. There are only minutes until dawn. Even if she makes it to Calder, she might find truths there that are harder to face than final death itself. Meanwhile, King Rat realizes the time has come to reforge old alliances, if any of them intend to make it through another night. APR212043

WASTED SPACE #21 $3.99 Page 381
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
This is it! The beginning of the end. With only five more issues to go, one question looms over this groundbreaking series: How many more dick jokes can they squeeze in? Oh, and, also, will Billy kill the Creator at last? Read the issues and find out! APR212047

WASTED SPACE VOL 4 $17.99 Page 381
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
Billy, Molly, and Dust finally make it to Earth–and nothing is what it seems. Danger and deception awaits at every turn as the Creator makes a diabolical move against Billy. What started as a mission to kill a god turns into something much more sinister. APR212048


BLUE FLAG VOL 8 $12.99 Page 404
Toma and Futaba have their first sit-down talk after the big fight at school. Meanwhile, Taichi struggles with the problems that have been dumped in his lap by his friends’ choices, and he ends up distancing himself from Toma. Then, one day, Toma stops coming to school. Left in the lurch, what can Futaba and Taichi do? Everyone chooses their futures, and time marches on. Don’t miss the heartfelt conclusion of Blue Flag! APR212113

Miwa and Saeko are loving the couple life, but a miscommunication in the bedroom proves to be more of a threat to the easy rhythm of their relationship than either thought possible. After all, the past is hard to leave behind, especially when Miwa is invited to a reunion with some of her high school friends, including the first love she never really got over. APR212122


I CANNOT REACH YOU VOL 2 $13.00 Page 412
Kakeru’s been in love with his childhood best friend, Yamato, for years. But believing that the handsome, popular Yamato would never feel the same way, he’s thrown for a loop when Yamato confesses that he would be bothered if Kakeru got a girlfriend. Will those words be enough to reach Kakeru’s heart…? APR212152


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