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LGBTQA Previews March 2023 Part 1

A number of graphic novels, collections, and comics to be excited about upcoming in March! Archie Bongiovanni (Yes, I’m Flagging, Grease Bats, Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns) has a new graphic novel titled Mimosa coming from Abrams! Titan is releasing Mother Nature, a graphic novel Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Everything Everywhere All At Once) and Russell Goodman! Ojja Wojja is a new graphic novel by Magdalene Visaggio and Jenn St-Onge! Between NBM and SelfMadeHero there are four graphic novels about Freddie Mercury, Janis Joplin, and David Bowie! If you love Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space movie then check out Plan 59 from Dren! Tate Brombal and Nick Robles’ Behold Behemoth wraps up too!

Oh, right. The big surprise news in Previews was discovering Fantagraphics has collected the complete underground comix series Tits & Clits that the publisher describes as: “The groundbreaking, women-edited comics anthology that served as an antidote and rebuke to male-dominated underground comix is now collected in a single volume for the first time.”

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

TRAVELING TO MARS #5 $3.99 Page 251
Mark Russell and Roberto Meli
On his one-way trip to Mars, Roy reminisces on the greatest big mouth bass who ever lived and discovers that he is not alone in space. JAN231109

ABRAMS COMICARTS

MIMOSA GN $24.99 Page 266
Archie Bongiovanni
Best friends and chosen family Chris, Elise, Jo, and Alex work hard to keep themselves afloat. Their regular brunches hold them together even as the rest of their lives threaten to fall apart. The crew decides to put on a new queer event called Grind–specifically for homos in their dirty thirties. Grind is a welcome distraction from their real problems: after a messy divorce, Chris adjusts to being a single parent while struggling to reconnect to their queer community. Elise is caught between feelings for her boss and the career of her dreams. Jo tries to navigate the murky boundaries of being a supportive friend and taking care of her own needs. And Alex is guarding a secret that might change his friendships forever. This chosen family proves that being messy doesn’t always go away with age. JAN231148

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

PARKER GIRLS #6 $3.99 Page 266
Terry Moore
Tambi is determined to bring down the empire of billionaire Zackary May and Katchoo knows how to do it… from the inside. Starting with a scandal that lands May on the cancel list of every blogger in America, Katchoo orchestrates a brilliant sequence of events that rocks the company’s stock stock. May launches a counter-offensive that declares war on entire Parker Girls and Katchoo is Enemy Number One! JAN231150

PARKER GIRLS VOL 1 DEAD QUIET $16.99 Page 266
Terry Moore
An accountant for billionaire Zackary May embezzles $10 million dollars and loses it to a Parker Girl, setting off a chain of events that have Tambi and her team investigating murder and international espionage. To get really close to May though, Tambi will need the help of the only girl he ever loved… Katchoo. Will she come out of retirement to help stop a power-hungry billionaire? Find out in this exciting new series from creator Terry Moore!
Collecting Parker Girls #1-5. JAN231149

AFTERSHOCK / SEISMIC

A LITTLE WHITE LIE ONESHOT $6.99 Page 216
Ray Fawkes and Mark Torres
A Brand-New Horror Prestige Format One-Shock from Ray Fawkes! When wealthy identical twin brothers find a bizarrely seductive shape-shifting creature living on their isolated estate, they get drawn into a mind-bending battle of predator and prey against an enemy that turns all their greatest strengths against them. From Ray Fawkes and Mark Torres comes a viscerally horrifying new prestige format One-Shock in which the truth might be the greatest liability. JAN231053

BULLS OF BEACON HILL #3 $4.99 Page 221
Steve Orlando and Andy MacDonald
Boston Surgeon Christopher Boldt has spent his whole life ashamed of his father’s gangster background – so, when Chris decides to run for public office, it’s in the name of building his own legacy. Unfortunately, his father can’t tolerate that, and puts a hit out on his own son. But no matter how far it tried to fall, the apple landed close to the tree. Chris’s family tradition of violence explodes, he survives the hit, and now he’s out for revenge on his own father, someone his mother hates as well, but never divorced…so just where do her loyalties stand? JAN231057

RAINBOW BRIDGE GN $16.99 PGE 224
Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe, and Valentina Brancati
What if you got one last adventure with your best friend? Andy and Rocket grew up together, with Rocket serving as Andy’s guardian through every one of childhood’s ups and downs. So, when Rocket passes away right before Andy’s 14th birthday, he’s rudderless. He can’t imagine making the transition to high school without Rocket at his side. The day before school starts, when Andy is at his lowest, he visits Rocket’s grave and unexpect-edly summons the Rainbow Bridge, a gateway to a fantasy world where pets discover their afterlife. But there’s a dark shadow to this paradise, and without Andy’s help, Rocket’s eternity may be grim… The first graphic novel from AfterShock’s new YA imprint, Seismic Press, Rainbow Bridge was con-ceived and written by Steve Orlando and Steve Foxe with art by Valentina Brancati. Published in the category standard size of 6.5″ x 9.5″, this 120-page OGN will resonate with anyone who has ever had to say goodbye to a beloved pet – or who has greeted growing up with nervousness and anxiety. JAN231059 (OFFERED AGAIN)

AHOY COMICS

BILLIONAIRE ISLAND CULT OF DOGS #4 $4.99 Page 268
Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
The search for the World’s Richest Dog continues in the series that’s ‘crammed with well observed and well executed satire’ (Comicon.com). Writer Mark Russell (Second Coming) and artist Steve Pugh barrel toward a world-shaking conclusion! 0123AH220

MY BAD VOL 2 #4 $4.99 Page 268
Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause
The superhero satire by Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause reaches its climax! When alien lizard people threaten to invade Earth, the greatest heroes and villains of The Important New Superhero Universe launch a defense! But whose rocket will they take to outer space? The Chandelier’s? Or Emperor King’s? You would think the fate of the world depended on the answer! 0123AH224

MY BAD VOL TWO THIRTY MINUTES OR DEAD TP $17.99 Page 268
Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause
Someone in Gravel City is killing caped heroes-or would be, if they were better at it. Is it the friendly pizza delivery guy? Can’t be-he’s just here to drop off a hot, delicious pizza pie! Whoever it is, can they draw the arrogant, self-deluding crime-fighter The Chandelier out of retirement? My Bad Volume 2: Thirty Minutes or Deadfeatures an outrageous array of heroes and villains tripping over themselves, accidentally scarring their enemies for life, and going on hideously embarrassing dates. Featuring Dr. Do-Over, Steel Integrity, Good Karen, Monkeyman, and everyone’s favorite homicidal rascal: Acid Chimp! 0123AH223

AWA STUDIOS

BLACK TAPE #2 $3.99 Page 294
Dan Panosian and Dalibor Talajic
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. JAN231351

BALZER + BRAY

OJJA WOJJA GN $13.99 (SC) / $22.99 (HC) Page 296
Magdalene Visaggio and Jenn St-Onge
Welcome to Bolingbroke. It’s a small town just like any other… or so eighth graders Val and Lanie think. They’re the best of best friends–they love the same comics, they watch the same shows, and they’re always there for each other. Which is important when you’re queer, like Lanie, or on the spectrum, like Val, and just don’t seem to fit in anywhere. When a school project about their hometown’s supernatural history leads to a for-real ghost sighting, Val and Lanie realize Bolingbroke might not be as boring as they’d always thought. But after a run-in with the resident middle school queen bee, they decide to take things to the next level… and accidentally summon the Ojja-Wojja, a demonic presence connected to a slew of mysterious tragedies throughout Bolingbroke’s sordid history. Now, with the whole town acting weird and nowhere left to turn,it’s going to be up to Val, Lanie, and their small group of friends to return things to normal–if “normal” is even something they want to return to. JAN231362 (SC) / JAN231362 (HC)

BOOM

BEHOLD BEHEMOTH #5 $4.99 Page 121
Tate Brombal and Nick Robles
In the heartbreaking final issue, Grey and Wren find themselves closer than ever to finding answers about who, and what, the Behemoths are! Kavita has ulterior motives though-ones that may be deadly to Wren, and put Grey in an impossible choice. JAN230355

BRIAR TP VOL 1 $14.99 Page 112
Christopher Cantwell and German Garcia
What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and had to save herself instead? One-hundred years after Briar Rose first fell into her slumber, the sleeper has now become the sleepwalker, and she must face a brutal, bleak world ruled by a tyrant from her past. Burdened by prophecy and betrayal, it will take everything Briar and her band of misfits have to survive the wasteland where magic went to die. As they journey through a land of untold terrors, Briar nurtures a burning pledge of vengeance. But will it be enough to bring some semblance of a happy ending to the land… and her heart? Collects Briar #1-4. JAN230338

FAITHLESS HC DELUXE EDITION $69.99 Page 118
Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet
An erotic depiction of faith, sex, and the devil in the tradition of the divine comedy.
Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it’s cute–if a little off-putting–but it’s part of her charm and warped sense of purpose in a world that makes too much sense. Faith’s a true believer and knows there’s power within her reach, but it took a while for magic and temptation to find her. That temptation? His name is Louis, and with his guidance Faith embarks on a journey deep into the exclusive art world with hellish consequences. New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet coalesce in a story of sexual and magical awakenings, and maybe even love. The hit trilogy of graphic novels is collected in one complete hardcover volume for the very first time, and features a series of explicit erotic covers by superstar artists Tula Lotay, Kris Anka, Jenny Frison, Becky Cloonan, Vanesa del Rey, and Dani. JAN230341 (DELUXE HC) / JAN230341 (DELUXE WITH SLIPCASE $89.99)

GRIM #9 $3.99 Page 123
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
The afterlife is in chaos, and Adira rules over all of it with an uncaring iron fist.
While Jess harbors secrets from her friends and may have found help in her search for a scythe, a new villain brings hellish consequences for Jess, Marcel, and Eddie–and one of them won’t make it. JAN230372

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #13 $3.99 Page 111
James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Werther Dell’Edera, and Antonio Fuso
As Jace wanders the streets of New Orleans, his mind drifts between his youth and the present, bringing light to his and Jolie’s past, and revealing that she’s not all that she seems. Meanwhile, a mysterious message carried by a crow holds the key to Jace saving his child. But right now, Sunny is alone, and unprotected from what prowls in the dark. JAN230332

KNOW YOUR STATION #4 $3.99 Page 121
Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas
Paranoia among billionaires is rising almost as high as their profits while they tighten up on security, but they may no longer be the only targets, as Elise discovers some shocking evidence in her search for the killer. After witnessing the most gruesome murder yet, Elise is on the verge of a breakthrough in the case… before another panic button blares and she’s greeted by a familiar voice. JAN230351

NEIGHBORS #1 $4.99 Page 98
Jude Ellison, S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici
When Janet and Oliver Gowdie move to a quaint mountain town, their daughter Casey becomes part of a horrific chain of events revealing that their neighbors are anything but what they seem. Soon an unsettling old woman named Agnes Early fixates on Janet and Oliver’s other daughter-2-year-old Isobel. It becomes clear that it’s impossible to know who to trust or who is even still human. Steeped in Irish and English folklore and mythology, Jude Ellison S. Doyle joins artist Letizia Cadonici, and colorist Alessandro Santoro to tread new ground in changeling horror. A tale perfect for fans of Eat the Rich and The Nice House on the Lake! JAN230302

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #30 $3.99 Page 111
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Cutter’s arrival makes saving Tribulation an even more desperate task for Erica, but it’s do or die, because she’s the only one who can keep Gabi safe! And even if she can save the town and make it out alive, she’s still a rogue hunter, and the Order isn’t known for their mercy. JAN230326

VAMPIRE SLAYER (BUFFY) #12 $4.99 Page 110
Sarah Gailey and Hannah Templer
Everything comes to a head as Buffy and Faith do everything in their power to stop Willow — now a wrathful force to be reckoned with. As Buffy’s nightmares and past prove to be more help than hindrance, will she have what it takes to defeat Willow, and maybe even save a friendship? JAN230322

COMICS EXPERIENCE

SERENO #3 $5.99 Page 306
Luciano Vecchio
The final pieces of the super ritual fall into place. Rise Photophobos, god of Anti-Light! In a villains’ world, Sereno is the prey, Rufin shows his true colors, and the hero’s Secret Origin might hold the key to salvation in an esoteric all-out Battle for Godhood! 0123CX236

DENPA BOOKS

HAPPY OF THE END VOL 2 $14.95 Page 481
Ogeretsu Tanaka
After constant moving, Chihiro and Haoran may have settled down, which means a house-warming party. This sudden sense of “normalcy” is a little strange for the two of them as their lives are far from it. Whether it’s the scars all over Haoran’s body or the violent people in their past, finding moments of peace is their only solace in life today.
JAN232224

DIGITAL MANGA

ONLY THE FLOWER KNOWS VOL 2 $14.95 Page 459
Rihito Takarai
Why can’t I stop thinking about him? Misaki and Arikawa are two men, who are undeniably attracted to each other. And, when Misaki finds himself unable to control his pent-up feelings any longer, he abruptly heads over to Arikawa’s apartment; where he’s faced with an equally restless Arikawa. Just what will become of these two’s wavering feelings…?
JAN232097 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DREN PRODUCTIONS

PLAN 59 FROM OUTER SPACE #1 $4.99 Page 315
James Mascia, Michael Dolce, Joaquin Gonzalez, and Daniele Caramanico
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! JAN231467

FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC

BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS #3 $12.99 Page 322
Bryan Valenza, Henry Barajas, Ario Anindito & Various
Don’t miss the last batch of stories from the Mystic Universe as the End is only the beginning for Beyondtopia: Legends! You think you’ve seen it all? Think again! This issue is packed with five more legendary stories plus a secret epilogue drawn by series mastermind Bryan Valenza an co-written with Henry Barajas. The South Coast King! After the apocalypse, the world is sent back to medieval times. Legend says a mystical sword shall be returned to the one who will unite the entire kingdom. Can a family of believers find this King? Non-Fighter Tournament! In this world, Fighting in the ring is the only way to solve problems and also earn money. As exciting as professional fighting is, isn’t it more exciting to see ordinary people fight? Grasshopper Guy! When a weapons maker manages to combine human intelligence with animal instincts, is it a breakthrough for human kind or a recipe for disaster? Aertha! In a realm called Aertha, Six different tribes living deep in the abyss of the Earth are experiencing a plague they thought had been gone for hundreds of years. Goldblood and the Legion of Titans! A mythical war could erupt between House Goldblood and The Legion of Titans. The Legion wants to lure Asuri Goldblood to their side, gathering all the descendants of the Titans to start their war. With Ghatot joining forces with Asuri, can they manage to win this war and put an end to all conflicts? Beyondtopia Legends #3 features a cover from up and coming sensational artist Ann Maulina. JAN231512

FANTAGRAPHICS

TITS & CLITS 1972-1987 HC $59.99 Page 325
Joyce Farmer, Lyn Chevli, and more
The groundbreaking, women-edited comics anthology that served as an antidote and rebuke to male-dominated underground comix is now collected in a single volume for the first time. In 1972, underground cartoonists Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli produced Tits & Clis – a funny, rowdy, raucous underground comix series about female sexuality that one reviewer described as “the ultimate in vaginal politics” – and became the first American women ever credited with writing, drawing, and publishing their own comic books. Tits & Clits quickly became an anthology showcase for other women cartoonists, a feminist answer to Zap, and featured the work of Mary Fleener, Roberta Gregory, Krystine Kryttre, Lee Marrs, Carel Moiseiwitsch, Trina Robbins, Dori Seda, among others. Like other underground comix, Tits & Clitsleaned into being lewd in order to satirize women’s experiences with so-called sexual liberation. Featuring stories about birth control, abortion, menstruation, masturbation, and more, Tits & Clits featured intimate politics which occasionally clashed with contemporaneous feminist concepts about sex and sexuality. As Chevli put it: their work had something to offend everyone. (In 1973, conservative legal authorities in Orange County deemed their work pornographic and even threatened the two editors with arrest on obscenity charges.) Now, for the first time in half a century, a new generation of readers will be shocked, entertained, enlightened, and scandalized by the bold satirical cartoonists that comprised the band of sisters in Tits & Clits. In addition to reprinting the seven-issue run of the Tits & Clitsseries, this collection also includes in their entirety two classic solo comics from 1972 written and drawn by Farmer and Chevli- Abortion Eve and Pandora’s Box. Also included is an introductory essay providing context to Tits & Clits’ place in the history of women’s cartooning by the book’s editor, Samantha Meier. JAN231526

FIRST SECOND BOOKS

BELLE OF THE BALL GN $17.99 (SC) $24.99 (HC) Page 327
Mari Costa
High-school senior and notorious Hawkins finally works up the courage to remove her mascot mask and ask out her longtime crush: Regina Moreno, head cheerleader, academic overachiever, and all-around popular girl. There’s only one teensy little problem: Regina is already dating Chloe Kitagawa, athletic all-star… and middling English student. Regina sees a perfectly self-serving opportunity here, and asks the smitten Hawkins to tutor Chloe free of charge, knowing Hawkins will do anything to get closer to her. And while Regina’s plan works at first, she doesn’t realize that Hawkins and Chloe knew each other as kids, when Hawkins went by Belle and wore princess dresses to school every single day. Before long, romance does start to blossom, but not between whom you might expect. JAN231538 (SC) / JAN231539 (HC)

HEAVY METAL ENTERTAINMENT

STARWARD TP VOL 1 $14.99 Page 335
Steve Orlando and Ivan Shavrin
Starting college at the end of the summer is stressful enough for Stephanie Cohen, since she’s giving up her love of classics to please her parents in Pre-Med. But classics crashes into her life when she realizes she’s the reincarnation of a stellar warrior tasked with guarding the cosmic door to chaos! Is Stephanie strong enough to follow her heart, accept her secret history, and look starward in time to save humanity… when she realizes chaos has already won? [Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #7 (JUL221575)] JAN231577

HUMANOIDS

LUISA NOW THEN GN $29.95 Page 352
Carole Maurel and Mariko Tamaki,
A disillusioned photographer has a chance encounter with her lost teenage self who has miraculously traveled into the future. Together, both women ultimately discover who they really are, finding the courage to live life by being true to themselves. Luisa’s sexuality is revealed to be a defining element of her identity, one which both of her selves must come to terms with. A time-traveling love story that turns coming-of-age conventions upside down, Luisa is a universal queer romance for the modern age. JAN231591 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PIXIES OF SIXITIES YOU REALLY GOT ME NOW TP $22.99 Page 344
Gihef & Various, Giulio Macaione, and Alberto Zanon
In the 1960s U.K., With Swinging London underway, Fairies enter the light of day! Anann: The story of a young fairy who, drawn by the lights of Swinging London, leaves her forest to pursue her dreams of becoming a singer. She meets Stella, a human with whom she quickly falls in love. But her lover’s disappearance will make Anann realize that beneath the glitz and glamour of the city, rejection is only a tiny part of what awaits her. Ailith: When she arrives in London to investigate a case of missing persons linked to a strange rite, Ailith gladly accepts help from her childhood friend, Elliot, a police officer who expresses clear Anti-fairy opinions and blames them for all the major problems in London. When the investigation entrusted to Ailith leads her to the heart of the forest, she makes a most disturbing discovery, uncovering with it a deeply buried wound. JAN231587

KODANSHA

YURI IS MY JOB VOL 11 $12.99 Page 486
Miman
Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess; she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a cafe manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the cafe is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings! JAN232261

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

DAHLIA IN THE DARK #4 $3.99 Page 371
Joe Corallo and Andrea Milana
Donny has to fight his way through a magical blizzard to confront a powerful wizard and the treacherous fairies that are helping him take the package back to their outlaw king. Meanwhile the federal agent in pursuit of Donny has been betrayed, but it will only make things worse for him. JAN231704

NBM

DAVID BOWIE IN COMICS HC $27.99 Page 375
Lamy Thierry, Nicolas Finet, and Various
From David Jones to David Bowie and from Space Oddity to Black Star, discover the fate of an artist with a thousand faces. He is one of the most influential and creative artists of the 20th century. He explored a thousand styles and crossed the ages with splendor. His loss leaves an immense void… to fill it, discover his incredible destiny in this comics biography. JAN231712 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVE ME PLEASE STORY OF JANIS JOPLIN HC $24.99 Page 375
Nicolas Finet and Christopher
How did a very young messed up woman, a drug addict filled with doubt, become in a few years a planetary icon of rock music? Janis Joplin went from the shadows to the blinding light of fame in only four records (the last one issued a month and a half after her tragic death). Thanks to a worldwide movement of emancipation which would consecrate for a long time the ideals and modes of alternative lifestyles from counterculture to the flower power generation, Janis, the ugly duckling, gave free rein to her impulses. Joplin left for San Francisco, the epicenter of cultural innovation, where she lived a freedom of which she would hardly have dared to dream, abandoning herself to all impulses, overcoming without hesitation all the taboos of the time: bisexuality, alcohol, drugs, doing so not only with delight, but with the taste for excess which came naturally from her spontaneous character. JAN231713 (OFFERED AGAIN)

QUEEN IN COMICS HC $27.99 Page 375
Emmanuel Marie and Sophie Blitman
Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Freddie Mercury form one of the greatest rock bands in the world. Under the leadership of its charismatic singer, Queen is a planetary success for each hit with its decadent shows, inimitable aesthetics and style. “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Are the Champions”, “Don’t Stop Me Now” or even “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” are just some of the hits! Discover the great stories and little secrets surrounding the legend! JAN231711

ONI PRESS

GENDER QUEER HC $24.99 Page 383
Maia Kobabe and Phoebe Kobabe
In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Then e created Gender Queer. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fan fiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: It is a useful and touching guide on gender identity–what it means and how to think about it–for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere. This special deluxe hardcover edition of Gender Queer features a brand-new cover, exclusive art and sketches, a foreword from ND Stevenson, Lumberjanes writer and creator of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and an afterword from Maia Kobabe. JAN231728 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOONCAKES GN $17.99 Page 383
Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.
Nova Huang is still young, but she’s one of the most powerful witches in New England. She spends her days working in her grandmothers’ spell book shop and her nights hunting down the supernatural. Tam Lang, a genderqueer werewolf, was Nova’s childhood crush. Tam has been wandering from place to place for years until the one fateful night they find themselves back in their hometown… battling a giant horse demon in the woods. Tam turns to Nova for help, and their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery. JAN231727 [This is a new printing.]

QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY THEM PRONOUNS $7.99 Page 383
Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more! JAN231730 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHIC

MOTH KEEPER GN $13.99 (SC) / $21.99 (HC) Page 387
K O’Neill
Anya is finally a Moth Keeper, the protector of the lunar moths that allow the Night-Lily flower to bloom once a year. Her village needs the flower to continue thriving and Anya is excited to prove her worth and show her thanks to her friends with her actions, but what happens when being a Moth Keeper isn’t exactly what Anya thought it would be? The nights are cold in the desert and the lunar moths live far from the village. Anya finds herself isolated and lonely. Despite Anya’s dedication, she wonders what it would be like to live in the sun. Her thoughts turn into an obsession, and when Anya takes a chance to stay up during the day to feel the sun’s warmth, her village and the lunar moths are left to deal with the consequences. A middle-grade fantasy graphic novel about passion, duty, and found family. JAN231767 (SC) / JAN231767 (HC)

REBELLION

DEVLIN WAUGH THE RECKONING TP $25.00 Page 388
Ales Kot, Patrick Goddard, and Mike Dowling
2000 AD’s debonair vampire exorcist, Devlin Waugh, is back — and he’s more outrageous and dangerous than ever! From writer AleS Kot and artists Patrick Goddard and Mike Dowling comes an exciting, shocking, and darkly hilarious new collection of Devlin’s latest adventures. The freelance paranormal trouble-shooter and exorcist for the Vatican confronts sinister dark forces and plays the Match of Hades, before defending his demonic dildonic partner, Titivillus, in the court of Hell itself! JAN231774

DEVLIN WAUGH BLOOD DEBT TP $19.99 Page 388
Rory McConville, Ales Kot, and Mike Dowling
Vatican exorcist, freelance paranormal investigator and altogether dashing rogue, Devlin Waugh is in the business of getting up close and extremely personal with the occult! This time he’ll have to rescue his debtor brother Freddy from a casino suspended over an unending interdimensional void save Brit-Cit from a plague of mutagenic nightmare spores, and befriend a possessed demonic dildo, all while negotiating boyfriends ex- and current. JAN231775 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SELFMADEHERO

FRIDA KAHLO HER LIFE HER ART HER HOME GN $18.99 Page 397
Francisco De La Mora
Frida Kahlo, remembered as one of the most inspiring personalities of the 20th century, was a woman of two intertwined parts: she was both a charismatic and empowered artist exploring themes of resistance, authenticity, cruelty, and suffering, and a more private person whose wounded body caused her a lifetime of pain that underpinned the many successes and disappointments that marked her time in the world. Revealing and exploring these two Fridas, Francisco de la Mora’s graphic biography–completed with the endorsement and support of the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City–allows the reader to see just how far ahead of her time this complex artist was in her understanding of gender inequality and the culture of machismo, topics that remain relevant to this day and continue to lend resonance to Kahlo’s painting. JAN231853

STARMAN DAVID BOWIE’S ZIGGY STARDUST YEARS GN $19.99 Page 398
Reinhard Kleist
In 1972, the rock ‘n’ roll messiah Ziggy Stardust was born. His provocative play on sexual identity and gender roles laid the foundation for David Bowie’s ascent to legendary status as one of the most successful pop musicians of all time. Reinhard Kleist weaves the gripping tale of this dazzling character’s genesis, tracing both Bowie’s hapless efforts on the London music scene before Ziggy’s conception and his struggles with his own creation at the height of his fame. As Bowie transforms himself, ever more dizzyingly, into a self-portrait of an egocentric rock star, his extravagant lifestyle threatens to bring the real world collapsing around his ears. This publication has not been prepared, approved, authorized or licensed by the David Bowie estate or any related entity. JAN231854

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT

AMONGST US 1 SOULMATES $17.99 Page 487
Shilin Huang
From the Seven Seas + Hiveworks Comics team-up: This fun, full-color LGBT+ tale borne from the popular and long-running fantasy webcomic Carciphona can be read and enjoyed independently. Veloce loves Blackbird. Blackbird loves Veloce. These two young women may have strange chemistry and seemingly nothing in common, but somehow, their offbeat relationship works. Join them for a dance through the city they call home as they satisfy Blackbird’s sweet tooth and indulge Veloce in her attempts to understand fashion. In an alternate universe, this sorceress and assassin share a very different reality… but in this one, they’re a modern couple who have built a life together– and they intend to enjoy it. JAN232269

ASUMI CHAN IS INTERESTED IN LESBIAN BROTHELS VOL 3 $14.99 Page 487
Kuro Itsuki
Sweet but awkward college student Asumi never got over her childhood crush on her old friend Mai. She’s mortified by the memory of their first kiss, which couldn’t have gone worse. When she discovers that Mai may be working at a nearby brothel, she sees her chance for redemption. There’s only one catch: none of the girls on the brothel’s website use their real names. Goaded along by a more experienced friend, Asumi begins a journey of exploring her sexuality, trying new fetishes, and getting comfortable in her own skin as she sleeps with the brothel’s women one at a time in her search for Mai. Is it possible Mai is searching for her out there, too? JAN232270

BARBARITIES VOL 3 $14.99 Page 487
Tsuta Suzuki
Lord Montague is a powerful figure in the nation, in need of a bodyguard following a threat to his life. Enter Viscount Adam Canning: a dashing blond-haired nobleman who swears to use his combat skills to protect Lord Montague… and woo anyone who catches his fancy while staying at Lord Montague’s estate. When Adam sees Lord Montague’s nephew, Joel, Adam is immediately smitten. But Joel is a serious young man, too busy rooting out crime and corruption to fall for Adam’s charms. Of course, that just makes Adam want him more! Can Joel stay focused on his lofty ideals, or will he fall for the devilishly handsome viscount? JAN232271

HITOMI CHAN IS SHY WITH STRANGERS VOL 7 $12.99 Page 489
Chorisuke Natsumi
Tall, busty high schooler Takano Hitomi has shark teeth, a looming presence, and a truly terrifying face. As an upperclassman named Usami Yuu finds out, however, looks can be deceiving. Beneath her massive frame and intense glare, Hitomi-chan is a sweet girl who just wants to overcome her social anxiety and make some friends. As Yuu gets to know her, they grow close–so close that maybe friendship won’t be enough! Don’t miss this charming romcom between a scary-but-sweet girl and her smaller, loving senpai. JAN232282

STARS OF CHAOS SHA PO LANG LIGHT NOVEL VOL 2 $19.99
Priest
The steampunk danmei/Boys’ Love novels from China that inspired multimedia adaptations! The discovery of violet gold, a vital fuel for steam-powered machines, propelled Great Liang into an age of prosperity. But for Chang Geng, a young man raised on the impoverished northern frontier, the concerns of the empire are as distant as the stars above. When raiders from the north attack Chang Geng’s small village, he discovers that the life he knows is a lie. His mother, his teacher…even his beloved godfather, the man he trusted most in the world, are not who they seem. As enemies of the empire circle ever closer, Chang Geng must travel to the heart of the capital–with his godfather at his side–to meet his destiny. This is a “light” novel. JAN232309

THOUSAND AUTUMNS QIAN QIU LIGHT NOVEL VOL 2 $19.99 Page 493
Meng Xi Shi
The beloved danmei/Boys’ Love wuxia novel series from China that inspired the donghua streaming in English! Shen Qiao is a devout Daoist priest who has spent his life honing his skills and spirit, leading his sect with martial talent, beauty beyond measure, and an earnest heart. His polar opposite, Yan Wushi, leads one of the most powerful demonic sects and is said to be unrivaled in his strength and cunning. Yan Wushi believes in the inherently selfish nature of all people–himself included–and that nobody is above committing dark deeds for their own benefit. When a fight leaves Shen Qiao injured, blind, and with hazy memories, Yan Wushi takes in the defeated sect leader with a dark plan: test the limits of the man’s patience and faith in others to lure him onto the demonic path. Little does he know that he is about to meet the first immovable force of his life, and that two hearts can connect in unexpected ways. This is a “light” novel. JAN232310

SILVER SPROCKET

COMICS FOR CHOICE TP 2ND EDITION $29.99 Page 398
Various
Comics for Choice is an anthology of comics about abortion. 60+ artists and writers have created comics that share their own experiences, and educate readers on the history of abortion, current political struggles, activism, and more. This updated edition includes additional comics that address the changing landscape of abortion rights. 0123SP314

SUBLIME

DRAGONS BETROTHED VOL 1 $12.99 Page 461
Meguru Hinohara
A country sojourn turns into a forced marriage to a dragon god for troubled writer Chiharu! Troubled writer Chiharu Izunome reluctantly returns to his rural hometown, hoping some R & R will refresh his creative juices. Instead of finding respite, he’s quickly entangled by an old promise to wed a local god! Rin, the water dragon god to whom Chiharu has been betrothed, can be disarmingly friendly and charming, but inside lurks an animalistic ferocity. Can Chiharu escape Rin’s protective embrace, or is his fate already written?JAN232107

GOLDEN SPARKLE GN $12.99 Page 461
Minta Suzumaru
A coming-of-age story about two high school guys figuring out love in each other’s arms.
Himaru Uehara’s first year of high school is off to a good start, minus one problem–he keeps having wet dreams. With only his mom and sister at home–and having skipped health class in middle school–he thinks it means there’s something wrong with him. Thankfully, a new friend has just the remedy and teaches Himaru exactly how to deal with those pesky dreams! But his solution only leads to more confusion, and the two find themselves navigating feelings they’ve never felt before. JAN232106

TITAN

MOTHER NATURE HC VOL 1 $24.99 Page 230
Jamie Lee Curtis, Russell Goodman, and Karl Stevens
Discover the debut graphic novel from Hollywood horror legend Jamie Lee Curtis and filmmaker Russell Goldman! After witnessing her father die in mysterious circumstances on one of the Cobalt Corporation’s experimental oil extraction projects, Nova Terrell has grown up to despise the seemingly benevolent company relied upon by the town of Catch Creek, New Mexico. The rebellious Nova wages a campaign of sabotage against the oil giant, until one night she accidentally makes a terrifying discovery about the true nature of the “Mother Nature” project and a threat that could destroy the entire town. JAN231073

TOKYO POP

CONFESSIONS OF SHY BAKER VOL 2 $13.99 Page 496
Masamoi Ito
After advertising his real estate company as LGBT-friendly, shy Toshimitsu Yamamura comes to terms with his fear of being “outed” as gay. He encounters friends and family who are navigating their own sexuality and relationships, including his boyfriend Gonta’s niece, Non, and their friend, Pororin. Gonta and Toshi realize how oblivious Toshi is to his own self and how his pre-assumptions have been effecting his own life and others’. All while making amazing treats, Toshi starts thinking about the future and what it might hold for him. JAN232335

PUPPY LOVE $14.99 Page 498
Tsuchida Haru
Inukai works at a company where he’s exploited and unappreciated, but one day he stops at a pet shop and meets a gentle clerk named Hoshi. Playing with cute dogs and the soothing conversation with Hoshi makes Inukai decide to quit his job and change his life situation so he can have a dog of his own. A memory comes to Hoshi suddenly, and he blurts out, “I’m the reincarnation of a dog you helped when you were a boy!” A fluffy love story between a mysterious pet shop clerk and a mistreated corporate drone! JAN232341 (OFFERED AGAIN)

VAULT

BARBARIC HELL TO PAY #3 $4.99 Page 427
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
A new player has entered the field–Serra, Soren’s mentor! Is she good? Is she evil? What the hell is the deal with those chains?! Meanwhile, Owen, Deadheart, and Frogly go on a heist quest, like Oceans 11, but in hell! JAN231955

BLUE FLAME COMPLETE SERIES TP $19.99 Page 429
Christopher Cantwell and Adam Gorham
The Blue Flame is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named Sam Brausam. In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame’s identity blur even further. Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity is worth saving. But in order to do that, Sam Brausam has to save himself. Can he? Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #6 (JUN222032) JAN231958

GODFELL #2 $4.99 Page 426
Christopher Sebela and Ben Hennessy
Having taken the first steps of their journey through the corpse of God, Zanzi and Neth are ready for a fight. But nothing has prepared them for the Fellnacht. Living in flesh hotels carved up and down the leg, this apocalypse cult will stop at nothing to turn the soldier and her tagalong into acolytes. JAN231948

NASTY #1 $4.99 Page 424
John Lees and George Kambadais
“Calling all scary movie fans! Scotland, 1994. Eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell still has an imaginary friend: the masked killer from his favourite slasher film. Thumper is obsessed with horror and always has been. He fills his time with scary VHS rentals and hanging out with his fellow fans, The Murder Club. But everything changes when his local video shop acquires one of the notorious films known as “video nasties” — films so scary, they’re the target of the British Moral Decency League’s crusade to ban and burn. But it’s only a movie, right? It’s all just imaginary, isn’t it? A story about the perception of evil, the power of genre, the love of fandom, the need to create art, oh, and crap-your-pants terror!” JAN231934 [Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #7 (JUL222067)]

VERTICAL COMICS

LAST GENDER VOL 3 $12.95 Page 501
Rei Taki
Welcome to “BAR California”, a place where people with different genders, propensities, and sexual orientations gather to find a certain “something.” A transgender bisexual who has been hurt by the voices of others, a pansexual looking for true love, and a person who identities as both male and female. There are as many sexualities as there are people. Final volume. JAN232355

Z2 COMICS

ICE NINE KILLS: INKED IN BLOOD $19.99 Page 444
Steve Foxe and Andres Esparza
Tying in with the events of INK’s next cinematic album, Inked In Blood follows a bullied teen super-fan who’s convinced that her favorite frontman could never have committed the grotesque crimes for which he’s now standing trial. But when a well-intentioned show of support backfires, this super-fan finds herself locked in a life-or-death battle against a copycat killer whose depravity makes your favorite slasher films seem tame by comparison. Get your icepicks handy, INK fans – it’s going to be a bloodbath! JAN231992

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