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LGBTQA Previews June 2021 Part 2

DC and Marvel both are celebrating Pride month with a giant sized one shot specials all created by LGBTQIA folks! Both publishers feature Pride themed variant covers to some of their comics! The downside with some of DC’s variant covers is they’re also printed on heavier cardstock paper and cost a dollar more. Green Lantern (Alan Scott) and kids Obsidian and Jade are featured in Infinite Frontier! Batwoman gets a one shot story in Truth & Justice! Dr Charlene McGowan steps out of the pages of Immortal Hulk and into the five part Gamma Flight mini! Magdalene Visaggio returns with Lost on Planet Earth (Dark Horse)! Sina Grace wrote a Read Only Memory graphic novel (IDW)! And Static returns to comics by Vita Ayala and CHRISCROSS!

Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and BL/yaoi and yuri is here!

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. 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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CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA ORIGINS III #3 $3.99 Page 120
Matthew Mercer, Jody Houser, and Olivia Samson
The Winter’s Crest Festival packs an extra punch! And this time, we don’t mean the quaffable variety. After their victory in the fighting ring, Vox Machina witness a shocking interruption to the seasonal festivities! An unprovoked magical attack sends our unlikely heroes chasing the suspect through a portal to-aw heck, you better just read it for yourselves. APR210417

LOST ON PLANET EARTH TP $19.99 Page 112
Magdalene Visaggio and Claudia Aguirre
It’s 2381, and Basil Miranda, on the verge of graduation, knows exactly what she’s doing with the rest of her life and always has: a primo assignment on the best ship in the fleet alongside her best friend in the world. She has meticulously prepared herself, and the final Fleet Exam is tomorrow. But what if none of that is what she really wants? And why hasn’t she ever asked herself that before? Lost on Planet Earth is the latest expectation-defying series from Visaggio, the Eisner-nominated writer of Kim & Kim and Eternity Girl. Lost on Planet Earth reunites Visaggio with artist Aguirre. The pair previously collaborated on Kim & Kim and created the acclaimed series Morning in America; they are joined by letterer Zakk Saam and editor Joe Corallo. Collects the original digital series Lost on Planet Earth. APR210379

NORSE MYTHOLOGY II #1 $3.99 Page 102
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Matt Horak
#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life-Ragnarok.
Explore the origins of poetry-good and bad-in this tale of malicious dwarfs, suspicious giants, and the wise god Kvasir, whose eventual fate leads to the creation of a powerful mead that many will fight and die for. Faithfully adapted from the original novel! APR210353

ORVILLE DIGRESSIONS #2 $3.99 Page 121
David Goodman and David Cabeza
With the Orville poised to spring a trap that will result in the destruction of Earth, Kelly Grayson, First Officer of the Jefferson, races to unravel how to bring her would-have-been crewmates together and undo this alternate timeline before the Kaylon burn the galaxy to cinders. APR210421

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ACTION COMICS #1032 $4.99 Page 42
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Daniel Sampere, and Michael Avon Oeming
‘Warworld Rising’ part 3! As the Superman family fights to keep the mysterious refugees alive, they find shocking answers about their lost colony. Meanwhile, Atlantis faces destruction by a host of supernaturally powerful sea kaiju, apparently created by the newfound ‘Warworld fragment’! As other world governments come to understand the devastating power Atlantis now possesses, tensions rise, and the threat of global war looms closer. As this goes on, back in Metropolis, the time-flung version of Midnighter digs deeper into Trojan’s dirty scheme. 0421DC050

BATMAN #109 $4.99 Page 44
James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez, and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Main Story: Mayor Nakano green-lights the Magistrate pilot program for Gotham City as Batman goes toe-to-toe with the augmented and bloodthirsty Peacekeeper-01! It’s a brutal battle for the ages, but what secrets does Harley Quinn hold about the man beneath the armor, Sean Mahoney? And how does this all play in to the Scarecrow’s hands?! Backup: Ghost-Maker is fighting through incredible odds to reach the nefarious Madame Midas…but will his next opponent-Brainstorm-be impossible to overcome?! 0421DC054

CATWOMAN #32 $3.99 Page 32
Ram V and Evan Cagle
Who is Selina Kyle? That’s the question that Father Valley has taken to the streets to find out. From her humble beginnings as an Alleytown kid to her greatest heists as Catwoman, all will be revealed. Because when Father Valley asks a question, it’s best to answer…but when he’s already quoting verses, pray that it’s not already too late for you. Proverbs, 25:2 0421DC065

CATWOMAN 2021 ANNUAL #1 $5.99 Page 34
Ram V and Kyle Hotz
Father Valley is a mystery. His unusual style as a hit man, his habit of keeping a bible designated for each of his targets, his macabre and particular method of elegant savagery, his insistence on waiting until his target has reached their highest point before he strikes them down-these are all strange and enigmatic traits that have remained unexplained…until now. Bear witness to Father Valley’s past with the Order of St. Dumas, and his unexpected connection with Azrael, to learn the method to of his madness. And see, once and for all, why Catwoman should be deathly afraid of being on his hit list. 0421DC037

CRUSH & LOBO #1 $3.99 Page 16
Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan
In case anyone was wondering, Crush is doing just fine, actually. Sure, she recently walked away from her classmates at the Roy Harper Titans Academy and effectively quit being a Teen Titan in a blaze of glory. And okay, her relationship with her too-good-to-be-true girlfriend Katie is kind of on the rocks, if you want to get all technical about it. Oh, and she recently found out Lobo’s in space jail, but that’s cool, because he’s the worst. Okay, maybe Crush has some STUFF, but that doesn’t mean she’s gonna DO anything about it, like actually go to space and confront her dad and all her problems, because everything is fine….right?, 0421DC010 (Kris Anka cover) / 0421DC011 (Yoshi Yoshitani Pride cover cardstock variant $4.99)

DCEASED UNKILLABLES TP $17.99 Page 84
Tom Taylor and Karl Mostert
Discover what the villains of the DC Universe did during the events of DCeased! From the hit series DCeased comes a villain’s story about survival during the zombie apocalypse! Vandal Savage hasn’t lived for thousands of years without being prepared. Seconds after the Anti-Life virus breaks out, he has already made contact and begun to assemble a team of people to help him ride out the end of the world. Some of the world’s greatest mercenaries and fighters are brought to his side, all tasked to protect Savage. All Vandal can offer them is survival. Collects DCeased: Unkillables #1-3. 0421DC141

DETECTIVE COMICS #1037 & 1038 $4.99 Pages 51 & 52
Mariko Tamaki, John Ridley Victor Bodanovic, Jonathan Glapion, and more
Public enemy number 1: Batman! Public enemy number 2: Bruce Wayne?! When both Bruce and his alter ego are implicated in the same crime, the cops have some questions – and the Dark Knight is going to have to think quick or risk his identity being exposed to the world! But law enforcement isn’t the only entity hunting the Bat-the titanic MR. WORTH is ready to use all his money and power to see Batman six feet under! Featuring not one, but two additional epics! First up, ‘3 minutes’ explores the early days of Lucius Fox’s introduction to the world of Batman. Then, in ‘exclusive’, the Gotham Gazette’s own Deb Donovan runs down the power players in Gotham City! 0421DC071

An epic battle is taking place in Gotham City…below the city streets?! Batman and Mr Worth are locked in a deadly duel involving a rocket launcher, a micro-cave subterranean system, and a whole lot of bloody knuckles. Can Huntress save Lady Clayface before the entire city collapses from underneath itself? Plus: the insidious Vile makes his move, and boy is it ugly… feauturing March of the Penguin: Gotham’s seediest gangster is looking to take advantage of the unrest in the city, and the Penguin is finally ready to make his move! 0421DC073

DC PRIDE #1 $9.99 Page 11
James Tynion IV, Mariko Tamaki, Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala, Nicole Maines, Danny Lore, Sam Johns, Sina Grace, Andrew Wheeler, Klaus Janson, Amy Reeder, Stephen Byrne, Trung Le Nguyen, Luciano Vecchio, Lisa Sterle, Rachel Stott, Ro Stein, Ted Brandy, Skylar Partridge, Tamra Bonvillain, and more
DC celebrates Pride Month with nine all-new stories starring fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, Extrao, Batwoman, Aqualad, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Future State Flash, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and many more! This anthology will also feature: The thrilling introduction of new hero Dreamer in the DCU (as seen on The CW’s Supergirl)!; A pinup gallery with art by Travis Moore, Kris Anka, Kevin Wada, Sophie Campbell, Nick Robles, and more!; Six exciting new profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them! 0421DC008 / 0421DC009 (Jen Bartel Pride cover)

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS GHOSTING TP $9.99 Page 40
Amanda Deibert and Yancey Labat
Diana Prince is the best. Usually. But these days, she’s coming in second…in history class, in gymnastics, in the race to feed Sir Isaac, the classroom newt. She could double down on training, but when her foe is getting a boost from a mystical mask, will that be enough? No, she will have to rely on her friends to help her combat this newly dangerous menace! Along the way, they’ll discover why so many classmates, family members, and super-villains have gone missing. And why there are so many Cheetahs in the mix! 0421DC049

DREAMING WAKING HOURS #11 $3.99 Page 75
G. Willow Wilson, Nick Robles, and M K Perker
The time has come for a revolution in the realm of Faerie-but do Heather After and Jophiel have the power to make it happen by themselves if Ruin, lost in his own regrets, has fled back into the safety of the Dreaming? The Unseelie Court and their deadly allies certainly don’t think so…0421DC121

FAR SECTOR #12 $3.99 Page 53
NK Jemisin and Jamal Campbell
When Jo Mullein left Earth for parts unknown, little did she know she’d end up becoming a Green Lantern at the farthest outpost in the known universe, dealing with a complex culture that was about to have its first murder in centuries. Investigating that death unearthed a lot of secrets and made her a lot of enemies, and it all comes to a head in this rousing final issue. Written by multiple Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin and drawn by Naomi co-creator Jamal Campbell, this epic space adventure is one you will want to read over and over again. 0421DC075

FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN TP $19.99 Page 87
Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Joelle Jones, LL McKinney, Dan Watters, Jen Bartel, Alitha Martinez, and Leila Del Duca
What does the future hold for Wonder Woman? Quite a lot! This collection brings together all the adventures of Wonder Woman from DC’s Future State event. First up is Nubia, the finest Amazon warrior, who heads out on her own to gather magical relics before Grail can get them and use their combined powers to cause some unholy mischief. Then, down in Brazil, Yara Flor takes a journey into Hell to save one of her fallen sisters. She also finds the time to team up with Jonathan Kent, the next Superman, to help the sun retain his supremacy as the ruler of the sky. Finally, long after all her friends and allies have fallen, Diana Prince must make one last stand against the Undoing, a malevolent force that threatens to pull the universe apart. 0421DC144

GREEN ARROW 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 $9.99 Page 27
Jeff Lemire, Mariko Tamaki, Vita Ayala, Tom Taylor, Ram V, Devin Grayson, Andrea Sorrentino, Otto Schmidt, Mike Grell, Christopher Mooneyham, Nicola Scott, and more
Celebrating the Emerald Archer’s 80th anniversary! For the last eight decades Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the superhero genre is headed. This over-sized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, as an all-star lineup of Green Arrow creators, alongside some of the gifted creators of the modern era who have been inpsired by Oliver Queen, unite to pay tribute to the Battling Bowman. See what the past, present and future have in store for Oliver Queen, Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, and more in this epic special! 0421DC024

GREEN LANTERN #3 $4.99 Page 55
Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney, and Marco Santucci
Stranded in a Dark Sector with no rings and no backup, John Stewart is out of options, his back against the wall. After the Central Power Battery dies, John must live long enough to gather the surviving Green Lanterns and find a way home, while one of the newest Green Lanterns, Far Sector’s Jo Mullein navigates a host of unknown dangers on the Green Lanterns’ homeworld of Oa, as she works to uncover the cause of the battery’s collapse and who was behind it. 0421DC079

HARLEY QUINN #4 $3.99 Page 56
Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo
I may be in the sewer, but you better get your mind outta the gutter! That rhymin’ zombie known as Solomon Grundy ain’t happy that I’m in his domain (but to be fair…it’s also Killer Croc’s domain too, there’s a lotta sewer dwellers in Gotham). Grundy’s either going to welcome me with open arms or crush me! And I can’t let that happen, ’cause Kevin’s at the mercy of Hugo Strange. Hugo’s going to do everything in his power to break Kevin and turn him against me, I hope in our brief time together, Kevin’s learned a little perseverance! Don’t miss this one! We’ve got really great variant covers! 0421DC081 / 0421DC083 (Kris Anka Pride cover)

INFINITE FRONTIER #1 $4.99 Page 1
Joshua Williamson and Xermanico
When our heroes saved the Muliverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged…and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in. Most of them, at least. Alan Scott, the Green Lantern from the Justice Society of America, has noticed some of his allies are still missing in action, and he’s determined to find them. There are others, though, who would rather remain hidden than explain themselves, like Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, a man who should be dead but now is not. Plus, what does all this mean for the DCU’s place in the Multiverse? On opposite sides of a dimensional divide, both Barry Allen and President Superman ponder this question. Not to mention the Darkseid of it all! Or a team of Multiversal heroes called Justice Incarnate! 0421DC001

INFINITE FRONTIER SECRET FILES #1 $9.99 Page 2
Joshua Williamson, Brandon Thomas, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Watters, Inaki Miranda, Valentine Se Landro, Stephen Byrne, and others
Are you ready for the new Infinite Frontier series? Do you have the lowdown on all the characters? If not, this print edition of the digital-first Secret Files series will tell you everything you’re dying to know. Take a look inside Director Bones personal database for stories featuring Jade and Obsidian, the children of the original Green Lantern; Psycho-Pirate, the scourge of many a Crisis on many an Earth; President Superman, the Mutliverse’s ultimate beacon of hope; Roy Harper, back from the dead; and just who are the Totality…?! Featuring six stories in print for the very first time! 0421DC003

JOKER #4 $5.99 Page 77
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Guillem March, and Mirka Andolfo
Main story: It’s murder and mayhem in the jungles of South America with pits The Joker pitted against everyone hunting him! He’s prepared for this massacre in a way that only the Clown Prince of Crime can…but what secret does he whisper to Jim Gordon as the bullets fly?! What is the true mystery?! 0421DC125

JUSTICE LEAGUE #62 & 63 $4.99 Pages 57 & 58
Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V, David Marquez, and Xermanico
The Justice League! The biggest heroes! The biggest threats! With their powers out of control and trapped on a world they do not understand, the League must band together like never before. Queen Hippolyta is forced to confront her new destiny. All this and a last page so shocking that it will have fans of Naomi screaming! Meanwhile, in our bonus story, the Justice League Dark are trapped in the Library of Babel, where they are learning the hard way that the pen is mightier than their swords. Elsewhere, Merlin sets his sights on a lost city that hides the key to his violent delights. Could this mean a violent end for all? 0421DC084

The Trial of Naomi commences! After the shocking events of the last few issues of Justice League, the team is forced to confront its larger issues as a group and the responsibilities the League has to the world where they live versus the Multiverse at large. Guest stars galore as Justice League members from the past come to give guidance for the future. Naomi’s fate is revealed. Black Adam joining the Justice League becomes public, and the fallout is surprising. And what cosmic secret is Hawkgirl carrying with her? Meanwhile, the Justice League Dark must rely on the wit of John Constantine to make their way back to the real world, which is slowly losing its grip with Merlin ready to remake it in his image. Little do they know, a knight from the sorcerer’s past is the key to stopping him once and for all. Will she survive long enough to help our heroes? 0421DC086

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #1 $3.99 Page 30
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter-well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private-so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics – now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner lvaro Martinez Bueno! 0421DC033

NIGHTWING #81 $3.99 Page 63
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
Dick Grayson trades out his escrima sticks for a magnifying glass and a sleuth hat to investigate Bludhaven’s new mayor, Melinda Zucco, and find out how the daughter of the man who murdered Dick’s parents came to power in Nightwing’s city. But his investigative adventure is cut short when he comes face to face with the most horrendous villain in the history of Bludhaven-Heartless. 0421DC096 / 0421DC098 (Travis Moore Pride cover)

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE takes a break this month.

REPRESENT #1 $9.99 Page 64
Christian Cooper, Dominike Domo Stanton, Alitha Martinez, Brittney Williams, and others
Celebrating powerful voices: collecting issues #1 – 7 of the revolutionary digital first series! New voices present relevant, topical visions of social change and personal histories, some true-to-life while others are semi-fictionalized accounts of real experiences. All have one thing in common-innovative styles and compelling stories which examine how our culture builds understanding, tracing society’s arc toward justice as we evolve in pursuit of a more just and compassionate world. Includes talent spotlights. Jules, a Black teenager, is given a pair of old binoculars as he heads out for a morning of birdwatching in Central Park. He soon learns the binoculars show him a lot more than birds, and maybe they keep him safe, too. Jesse Holland’s Mississippi farm has been in his family since their first ancestor was freed from slavery-tended by his grandfather and his father before him. But as Jesse grows into a man, he’s unsure if a patch of land in the Piney Woods and a life of tilling soil is his true destiny. But destiny can mean so much more than dirt and a tractor…Lanice’s passion for cooking and desire for a career in the culinary arts are challenged by the source of her inspiration-her father-who is concerned about his only daughter working in a kitchen, like so many Black Americans before her. This and many more! 0421DC099

ROBIN #3 $3.99 Page 65
Joshua Williamson and Gleb Melnikov
It’s a beach party from hell! Robin’s mission to get to the heart of the League of Lazarus’s inner workings has left him once again locked in combat with his fellow fighters, but never did Damian Wayne think it would lead to a beach-blanket cookout. What’s more dangerous than a life-or-death struggle for the all-or-nothing prize of immortality? Well, for Damian, it’s acting like a normal teenager for five minutes. And don’t miss the surprise confrontation with Damian’s number 1 competition, a mysterious fighter trained by the League of Shadows! 0421DC100

RWBY JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 $3.99 Page 67
Marguerite Bennett, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger
Ruby and Bruce head to the Faunus Quarter to investigate reports of a red-and-gold blur. But things quickly get out of hand as the blur runs circles around the pair of heroes! Meanwhile, Weiss and Diana infiltrate the Schnee Dust Company and discover a half-man, half-automaton. Can they earn the Cyborg’s trust, or will they be assimilated into the circuitry?! 0421DC104

SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #4 $3.99 Page 69
Corinna Bechko and Dani
No problem is too big for Wonder Woman, but this one may just be beyond even her powers-someone is trying to control the weather itself! But as Wonder Woman pursues this mysterious miscreant from Washington, D.C., to the icy Arctic, she realizes the plot runs even deeper than she imagined…, 0421DC107

STATIC SEASON ONE #1 $3.99
Vita Ayala, CHRISSCROSS, and Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Bullied nerd Virgil is gifted with incredible electromagnetic powers in the wake of the Big Bang. Now he finds himself caught between an over-militarized police response to Black kids getting special abilities and some of those kids who are using those powers in dangerous and destructive ways. But when the bullies who terrorized him before the Big Bang show up with powers of their own, can Static be the hero that Dakota needs? 0421DC159

SWAMP THING #4 $3.99 Page 79
Ram V and Mike Perkins
Still trapped within the Green, Levi and Jennifer have encountered its denizens, both friendly and vile. But something is terribly wrong within the Green itself, and its origins may be closer to home than Levi thinks. As Swamp Thing, he must now use lessons learned to embrace his power and bring peace. But is he already too late? Have the seeds of discontent already been planted for the contagion to enter our world? 0421DC130

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #4 $3.99 Page 73
Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval
Who is RED X? The students of Titans Academy want to know, and they want to know NOW! After the infiltration of the school by the Suicide Squad, three unlikely students launch their own investigation into the mysterious figure’s true identity and motivation. What they find is shocking and surprising, if any of it is actually true! [Bunker is in the cast.] 0421DC117

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY 2021 YEARBOOK #1 $5.99 Page 36
Tim Sheridan, Bernard Chang, David LaFuente, and Rafa Sandoval
As the first quarter of classes draws to an end at Teen Titans Academy, get a closer look at the how students such as the mysterious Stitch enrolled, catch up with the status of Beast Boy and Raven’s relationship, and maybe, just maybe, get some clues on the origin of the new Red X! 0421DC041

TRUTH & JUSTICE #5 $4.99 Page 19
Grace Ellis and Maria Laura Sanapo
Batwoman tries to take some time to herself and get away from Gotham City. But an urban legend in an Appalachian town catches her attention and gets her into trouble. 0421DC014

WONDER GIRL #2 $3.99 Page 80
Joelle Jones
After receiving a sacred gift from the gods of Brazil, our hero seems destined for great things. Little does she know, another pantheon has been watching her as well. Hera, queen of the Greek gods, has chosen Yara to become her latest champion. But what need does the goddess have for a warrior of her own? Find out in this stirring second issue! 0421DC132 / 0421DC134 (Kevin Wada Pride cover $4.99)

WONDER WOMAN #773 & 774 $4.99 Pages 81 & 82
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Travis Moore, and Paulina Ganucheau
All the treacherous roads of Asgard have led here…the fortress of the Valkyries! These deciders of death on the battlefield have grown tired of the ways of their world and have turned it upside down to remake it in their image. Can Wonder Woman broker peace between these mighty maidens and the men whose fate lies in their hands? This has the makings of a war our hero may never win! Meanwhile, in the Themyscira of old, Diana puts her quest to find the missing texts on hold to visit with Magala, the oldest Amazon on the island. Shunned by her sisters, this keeper of the Well of Souls has secrets to share, and our young hero is there to listen! 0421DC135 / 0421DC137 (Paulina Ganucheau Pride cover card stock variant $5.99)

Olympus has fallen! With the kingdom of the gods in ruins, Wonder Woman finds that only two remain, wounded and abandoned by one of their own! The rest of the Olympians are dead and now it’s up to Diana to travel to the Graveyard of the Gods to recover their souls. Seems like even in the afterlife there is no rest for our hero. Will she ever be able to take her rightful place in the Greek pantheon? Or is she doomed to roam the realm for the rest of eternity? Meanwhile, in Diana’s past, our young hero comes into contact with Man’s World for the first time. After deciding to read one of the missing texts, she becomes enamored with the story it tells. Now her teacher Clio must bring the princess back to reality or lose her pupil for good! 0421DC138

WONDER WOMAN 80 YEARS OF THE AMAZON WARRIOR THE DELUXE EDITION HC $29.99
William Moulton Marston, Joyce Murchison, Robert Kanigher, George Perez, Brian Azzarello, H G Peter, George Perez, Amanda Conner, Nicola Scott, Terry Dodson, and Cliff Chiang
For 80 years Wonder Woman has stood as a symbol of truth, justice, and equality to people everywhere! Follow along in this incredible collection as the Amazon Warrior fights for justice-starting from the first appearance of Wonder Woman through some of her most incredible battles against foes like the Cheetah and Ares. This anniversary hardcover collects stories from All-Star Comics #8, Sensation Comics, #1, Comic Cavalcade #11, Wonder Woman (vol. 1) #5, #78, #98, #124, #162, #203, and #206, Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #6, #57, #73, and #170, Wonder Woman (vol. 3) #1, #13, #600, Wonder Woman (New 52) #13, Wonder Woman #750, and DC Comics Presents #41, along with new historical essays and a new cover by Jim Lee. 0421DC048

IDW/ TOP SHELF

CANTO & CITY OF GIANTS #3 $3.99 Page 146
David M. Booher and Sebastian Piriz
Deep in the Labyrinth outside the City of Giants, Canto has come face-to-face with the Beast terrorizing the land. Should Canto fail, not only will he let down his friends, but the whole world! Up against the ferocious monster, Canto’s only hope is someone who may dislike him even more than the Beast! Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion that bridges Canto II: The Hollow Men with Canto III: The Lionhearted! APR210630

READ ONLY MEMORIES GN $17.99 Page 157
Sina Grace and Stefano Simeone
Based on the hit game, this graphic novel bridges the gap between 2064: Read Only Memories and the upcoming sequel Neurodiver!
Enter a cyberpunk universe like you’ve never seen before! Lexi Rivers, former detective with the Neo-San Francisco Police Department, has left the big city lights behind in favor of opening her own agency in the beach town of Santa Cruz. When a robot’s human lover goes missing, Lexi will be faced with a case unlike any she’s tackled yet.
Comes with a download code for 2064: Read Only Memories-Sights and Sounds of Neo-SF package. Along with the game, you receive a digital copy of The Sights of Neo-SF, the official art book by director and lead artist John “JJSignal” James. The Sounds of Neo-SF is the FM-synthy, funky, and positively-charged soundtrack to Read Only Memories!
Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #3 (MAR200789)APR210662

TMNT ONGOING #118 $3.99 Page 163
Sophie Campbell
The Shredder returns! Oroku Saki has been to Hell and back, but will he now come to the Turtles as friend or foe? Meanwhile, April makes a stand against Baxter Stockman– with dangerous consequences. APR210672

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COMMANDERS IN CRISIS #9 $3.99 Page 83
Steve Orlando and Davide Tinto
New story arc. Frontier has journeyed from the birthplace of ideas to the dawn of civilization, all to find a way to resurrect empathy… but what if resurrection was never what we needed? Frontier and Originator dive right into that question in a face off with Doctor Dracula as the Extinction Society begins its final push… to kick us all off the edge and into destruction — the Revenge Regiment strikes! APR210279 / APR210280 (Christian Cimoroni cover pictured.)

DEEP BEYOND #5 $3.99 Page 71
Mirka Andolfo, David Goy, and Andrea Broccardo
New story arc. The crew is exploring the secret underwater facility they arrived at, but it seems there is still no trace of Pam… What’s the mystery behind this place? How will they be able to find Pam? But there is more! What is that strange “structure” they came across? So many questions, one certainty: they cannot afford to let their guard down. APR210157

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #10 $3.99 Page 84
James Tynion IV and Martin Simmons
Some fictions manifest in reality as dangerous, half-formed things. The Department of Truth relies on hunters to track down and contain these wild tulpas before they become too real. It’s time for Cole Turner to see this side of the job firsthand. It’s time for Cole Turner to join his first Bigfoot hunt. APR210286

DIE #17 $3.99 Page 84
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
“Bleed” part two. Hell is other people, said Sartre. Hell disagrees. Hell has things to share. APR210288

GOOD ASIAN #2 $3.99 Page 85
Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi
The Chinatown noir keeps flipping the genre on its head, as Edison Hark comes face to face with a killer — and more suffering, lust, and soul than he’d ever imagine in Chinatown. APR210292

HOME SICK PILOTS 36 $3.99 Page 73
Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard
New story arc. It’s three months since a haunted house walked through Santa Manos — and now the US military would like a walking ghost-powered weapon of their very own, thank you very much. The Home Sick Pilots might be the key to their getting one. If they can be convinced to sell out, that is. APR210182

MONSTRESS #35 $3.99 Page 92
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Can Maika survive her own power and what will she unleash upon the world? APR210314

NOMEN OMEN VOL 3 $16.99 Page 78
Marco B. Bucci and Jacopo Camagni
This is it: the final chapter in Marco B. Bucci and Jacopo Camagni’s urban-fantasy opus is here, and it’s as shocking and ruthless as you would expect. While Becky (the witch) and Taranis (the king) face off, Medea’s ritual changes the world of Nomen Omen forever. Surviving such a drastic transformation won’t be easy: tragedy is always just a few pages away. Death, guilt, and retribution will follow. This is the end, after all. Or is it?
Collects issues #11-15. APR210239

OLD GUARD TALES THROUGH TIME #3 $3.99 Page 93
Brian Michael Bendis, Robert MacKenzie, Dave Walker, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, and Justin Greenwood
The superstar Powers team of Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, and Taki Soma takes on the immortals! It’s the ’70s, and Andy stumbles straight out of battle to come face to face with the last person she ever expected to see! Then, Dave Walker, Robert MacKenzie and Justin Greenwood task the team with an assassination on the night of the moon landing! APR210319

MARVEL

AMERICA CHAVEZ MADE IN USA takes a break this month.

BLACK CAT #7 $3.99 Page 55
Jed MacKay and Michael Dowling
Black Cat’s actions of the last few years make her rethink who she is. The price of all the things Felicia and the Black Fox have stolen is finally tallied and the bill is due. And when a bill involves items from the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Iron Fist and Wolverine, you can’t exactly take out a loan. APR210896 / APR210898 (Jimenez Pride cover)

BLACK CAT ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 12
Jed MacKay and Joey Vazquez
“Infinite Destinies” continues! Felicia Hardy’s vacation is interrupted when a layover in South Korea turns into an insane caper. This caper is a deadly journey across Seoul, where she comes face to face with Taegukgi, White Fox and Tiger Division (from Taskmaster #3)! And what does this have to do with the Infinity Stones? Find out this June! Also in this issue: Part 3 (of 8) of “Infinite Fury”! APR210739

CHILDREN OF ATOM #4 $3.99 Page 27
Vita Ayala and Paco Medina
Dreams die young! Krakoa is opening its doors for the Hellfire Gala?! Sounds like the perfect opportunity for the Children of the Atom kids to visit. After all, Krakoa is their home…right? What could stop them? Or rather, who? APR210804

CHAMPIONS takes a break this month.

DOCTOR APHRA #11 $3.99 Page 78
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
Mysteries abound aboard a Durge-Anged ship! Doctor Aphra and Sana Starros discover an eerie abandoned ship while on a new mission from Domina Tagge. But on board they will come face-to-face with a nightmarish horror not seen in the galaxy for untold eons. And then there’s the fearsome bounty hunter Durge! APR210960 (Pride variant cover)

ETERNALS #5 $3.99 Page 49
Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic
You know the Forgotten One by many names. Hero, Gilgamesh. Eternals know him by many more. Often less complimentary. They include Killer. But did he kill Zuras? Well, failing that, it certainly looks like he’s having a shot at killing Ikaris, right? APR210880

EXCALIBUR #21 $3.99 Page 19
Tini Howard and Marcus To
Rictor hates parties. Even the nice ones. And with Captain Britain’s return to a changed world, this one is looking to be not so nice. Excalibur’s Earth-shattering Hellfire Gala issue will change Krakoan diplomacy forever. APR210766

FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY #2 $4.99 Page 44
Mark Russell and Sean Izaakse
The story of the Fantastic Four’s lives in real time continues! Set in the 1970s, the heroes struggle to find their role in a rapidly changing world. Sue continues to fight for social causes while Reed becomes increasingly obsessed with preparing for the impending arrival of Galactus, creating tension within the Four. APR210862

GAMMA FLIGHT #1 $3.99 Page 37
Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier, and Lan Medina
Spinning out of Immortal Hulk, Bruce Banner’s gamma powered allies go on the run! Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath–and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority–but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long. Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier and Lan Medina mastermind a whole new world of gamma! APR210836

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 #4.99 Page 65
Al Ewing and Juan Frigeri
Guardians vs S.W.O.R.D.! In the wake of the Snarkwar and reeling from revelations of their own, the Guardians come face-to-face with the S.W.O.R.D. station crew, including their Quiet Council liaison–Magneto! And he’s not known for friendly chats. It’s the Human Rocket versus the Master of Magnetism–and it’s winner take all! APR210926

HEROES REBORN NIGHT-GWEN #1 $4.99 Page 5
Vita Ayala and Farid Karami
Introducing Nightbird! By day, Dr. Gwendolyn Stacy is Ravencroft Asylum’s leading psychiatrist. But by night, she dons the guise of the vigilante known as Nightbird! But how did this happen? Why did this happen? And what does Kyle Richmond, the Nighthawk, have to do with it? There may not be any time to find out, because Nightbird must hunt down a new killer called the Jackal! APR210719

IRON MAN #9 $3.99 Page 59
Christopher Cantwell and CAFU
The origin of Korvac! After discovering the strange new sensation of self-doubt, Korvac and his crew take a detour in deep space to search for an unlikely ally. But conversion can often be difficult, and soon Korvac is left wondering if he’ll ever have any followers born from faith rather than fear. APR210907

MARAUDERS #20 $4.99 Page 16
Gerry Duggan, Chris Claremont, Matteo Lolli, and John Bolton
Welcome to the Hellfire Gala! The Hellfire Trading Company has put together the biggest event of the season – the very first HELLFIRE GALA! Everyone will be there – all your favorite mutants, their closest allies…even their worst enemies – for a night of dinner, drinks, diplomacy and deceit. Fireworks to follow. Plus: From the archives, a classic X-Men tale with our very first look at a Hellfire Gala by Chris Claremont and John Bolton! APR210754 / APR210751 (Jimenez)

Jimenez variant

MARVELS VOICES PRIDE #1 $9.99 Page 29
Kieron Gillen, Anthony Oliveira, Steve Orlando, Tini Howard, Leah Williams, Mariko Tamaki, Terry Blas, Crystal Frasier, Vita Ayala, JJ Kirby, Luciano Vecchio, Javier Garron, Kris Anka, Jen Hickman, Paulina Ganucheau, Jethro Morales, Brittney Williams, and more
Marvel celebrates LGBTQ+ characters and creators with a rainbow powered special! Marvel Comics is proud to present its first ever queer-centered anthology! Ring in Pride Month with an amazing assembly of writers and artists from all walks of life. Wiccan and Hulkling! Iceman! Mystique and Destiny! Karma! Akihiro! Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean! Celebrate these and so many more legendary characters from across the Marvel archive! New and fan-favorite creators tell their Pride stories – stories of inspiration and empowerment, stories that illustrate “the world outside your window” in full color. Plus, some of Marvel’s biggest LGBTQ+ moments get a special reprinting. Don’t miss an extraordinary new chapter in Marvel history! APR210808 (Vecchio) / APR210810 (Anka) / APR210819 (Coipel) / APR210809 (Ganucheau) / APR210814 (Jimenez pictured) / APR210813 (Souza) / APR210812 (Veregge)

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #27 $3.99 Page 54
Saladin Ahmed and Carmen Nunez Carnero
The Clone Saga continues! The secrets and origins of the clones are revealed and the truth is horrifying. This is the issue you won’t forget any time soon, and neither will Miles. APR210892

NEW MUTANTS #19 $3.99 Page 22
Vita Ayala and Alex Lins
And I’ll dry if I want to! The Hellfire Gala is here, and the New Mutants have the chance to take a break from training the youth of Krakoa – an opportunity to get dressed up and get down. But not everyone is on their best behavior…and someone has vanished without a trace. APR210781

RUNAWAYS takes a break this month.

THOR AND LOKI DOUBLE TROUBLE takes a break this month.

TRIALS LOKI MARVEL TALES #1 $7.99 Page 62
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sebastian Fiumara, and Al Barrionuevo
Learn the true origin of Loki as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with Marvel Tales! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of Marvel’s most impressive talent from the past eight decades. In Loki (2010) #1-4, Thor’s archenemy and Marvel’s most unpredictable villain takes center stage! He is the lie-smith. He is the shape-changer. He is the fire that burns. The God of Mischief and Trickery, Loki. Meet the mirthful, beloved young man that made all the Asgardians laugh – until the first time he killed. Discover the gnarled roots of his twisted, unrelenting hatred for the Asgardians – and learn the chilling truth of why Loki will never be stopped! Collecting Loki (2010) #1-4.
APR210917

UNITED STATES CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $4.99 zPsge 38
Christopher Cantwell, Josh Trujillo, Dale Eaglesham, and Jan Bazaldua
The shield has been stolen! No one understands the value of the shield like those who’ve wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief. But instead, they find the Captains, everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants them all dead. Can Sam and Steve get to them first? Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham lead a can’t-miss miniseries to celebrate Captain America’s 80th Anniversary, joined by a rotating series of creative teams to tell the stories of each new Captain–starting with Aaron Fischer, the Captain America of the railways, brought to life by Josh Trujillo and Jan Bazaldua! APR210844 / APR210842 (Nick Robles cover)

X-CORP #2 $4.99 Page 21
Tini Howard and Alberto Foche
A shark in the water! After X-Corps’s shocking debut, they’ve got fences to mend, hands to shake and most importantly – a board to staff. With Dr. Jamie Madrox’s top-class dupes staffing the Hellfire Gala, CXOs Monet and Angel must stalk the dance floor and hope they don’t get preyed on themselves. APR210777

X-FACTOR #10 $3.99 Page 26
Leah Williams and David Baldeon
The last dance! At the Hellfire Gala, secrets will be revealed! Vengeance will be had! And someone’s number is up. You’ll never guess whose. APR210801 / APR210802 (Jimenez)

X-FORCE #20 $3.99 Page 20
Ben Percy and Joshua Cassara
Invite only to the Hellfire Gala! It’s party time, but somebody’s got to work it. And when invited guests (and a few crashers) prove to be planted antagonistic agents, X-FORCE will need to get their hands dirty and keep this all under wraps…before anyone catches wind! APR210759

X-MEN #21 $3.99 Page 20
Jonathan Hickman, Russell Dauterman, Nick Dragotta, Sara Pichelli, and Lucas Werneck
The heroes of Krakoa debut. It’s a changing if the guard as the first X-Men team of Krakoa debuts! One era ends as a new one begins, and the handoff happens here. APR210770 / APR210772 (Jimenez)

YOUNG AVENGERS GILLEN MCKELVIE OMNIBUS HC $75.00
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Kate Brown, Emma Vieceli, Christian Ward, Annie Wu, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, and Joe Quinones
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s groundbreaking, critically acclaimed epic is collected in one gorgeous oversize hardcover! The Young Avengers are reinvented for the 21st century as Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate “Hawkeye” Bishop unite with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy, Prodigy and America Chavez. Someone has to save the entire Multiverse. They’re someone. No pressure, right? As cosmic horror emerges from the shadows of the past, the Young Avengers race desperately across dimensions — but once they take on the gig to save reality, they may never be able to go home again! Meanwhile, Kid Loki is up to something. Surprise, I know. Fight scenes! Kissing! Fake I.D.s! Kissing! Drama! Conflict! Plentiful feels! And, oh yeah, nightclubs! Read it! Collecting Young Avengers (2013) #1-15 and material from Marvel Now! Point One #1. [This is a new print run.] APR210978 (Cheung) / APR210977 (McKelvie pictured.)

 

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