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LGBTQA Previews March 2023 Part 2

If you’ve heard good things now’s your chance to get hooked on Department of Truth from James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds, and several other artistic collaborators because Image will publish a deluxe hardcover edition collection of the series! Jon Kent returns in the Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent and Jon and Tim Drake team up in the back story in this month’s Batman! Recent GLAAD nominee for outstanding comic series I Hate This Place by Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, and Lee Loughridge returns from Image! Marvel’s Jeff the land shark gets a one shot special! Lots of trades and collections from the House of Ideas too, including a massive hardcover collecting more of Peter David’s X-Factor!

As always, there’s so much more!

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

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

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

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DARK HORSE

BLUE BOOK #2 $4.99 Page 140
James Tynion IV, Michael Avon Oeming, and Klaus Janson
After their bizarre encounter with an unknown floating object and the creatures that inhabit it, Betty and Barney Hill head home in the darkness only to find themselves plagued by the residues of their night sky confrontation. Tiny Onion Studios and Dark Horse Comics present a line of upcoming creator-owned work from the mind of James Tynion IV across a broad spectrum of his interests, from non-\fiction supernatural encounters to high concept coming-of-age monster comics. Also including “True Weird: The Green Children” by James Tynion IV, Michael Avon Oeming, and Aditya Bidikar! JAN230436

IT’S ONLY TEENAGE A WASTELAND #4 $3.99 Page 150
Curt Pires and Jacoby Salcedo
The identity of the “Bright One” revealed! The cause of the apocalypse unveiled! The can’t-miss conclusion to the first arc of It’s Only Teenage Wasteland! JAN230470

SELF TP $22.99 Page 142
Christopher Sebela and Cara McGee
Postscript backs up everything about a person into a file ready to be loaded into a printed body that offers one final chance to wrap up loose ends after they’ve died. Nat Winters has finally achieved something like a perfect life. No more scraping or getting by. She has a home, a husband, and a job turning into a career. When Nat’s Postscript gets hacked and her file is torrented, her life gets set on fire by these tweaked copies of her running around the world, chasing down their own versions of her deferred dreams. As more of them begin coming to town, looking for her, Nat will be forced to confront a dozen different sides of herself and try to fix the mess they’ve made. But as she tries to contain things, Nat finds out there’s a contingent of Blanks out there who want to hurt her, even kill her, on the orders of a mysterious enemy who is looking to make this identity theft permanent. Collects the Comixology Original digitals series for the first time in print! JAN230444

DC

ACTION COMICS #1053 $4.99 Page 7
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Leah Williams, Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Marguerite Sauvage
“No livin’ thing’s supposed to have power like this. No matter how blue your eyes are or how pretty your face is, you’re just as much a monster as me.” War rages on between Metropolis’s two men of steel, Superman and Metallo! As Metallo’s new body continues to evolve in unexpected and nightmarish ways, the voice of his “operating system” has been changing too, testing the limits of his sanity. Finally, when his alien tech takes on a life of its own and infects the most violent members of the Blue Earth movement, the resultant abominations target Superman’s greatest strength and greatest weakness: his family! Introducing the first appearance of the Necrohive! 0123DC020

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN JON KENT #1 $3.99 Page 4
Tom Taylor and Clayton Henry
Another Superman has fallen. Across the Multiverse, Kal-Els are being murdered. Val-Zod, the Superman of Earth-2, believes only one man can help stop the killing-Kal-El’s son, Jon Kent! Jon will have to step across dimensions and face the killer of the Kal-Els, the monstrous Ultraman, the man who kidnapped and tortured him for years. And Val-Zod is not acting alone in trying to save the Supermen. Who is the mysterious woman alongside him? And what is her shocking connection to the Super-Family? 0123DC001

BATGIRLS #16 $3.99 Page 38
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Neil Googe
The Batgirls fall down a rabbit hole of mischief and wonder in their journey to find out who sent Cluemaster to kidnap his own daughter, Steph. But first, there’s a bottle that says “Drink me,” and it should be perfectly safe to drink, right? Even if it looks like it’s been laced with Langstrom serum? 0123DC120

BATMAN #133 $4.99 Page 14
Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne, and Adriano Di Benedetto
Everyone goes insane eventually. And then they belong to the terrifying Red Mask! But Gotham City has a new savior. He strikes from the shadows, exhumes the dead, and is known only as…the Batman. And in our backup story, Tim Drake‘s search for Batman continues as he and Superman, Jon Kent, team up to stop the terror of the Toyman! 0123DC051

BATMAN FEAR STATE SAGA TP $29.99 Page 45
James Tynion IV, Various, Jorge Jiminez, Various
The definitive Fear State collection is here! Gotham City is on the brink of martial law as Batman fights a two-front battle! The Scarecrow is unleashing a devastating attack on the city while the Magistrate has made its move to invade! Gotham is on the verge of a violent evolutionary path, and the danger level to Batman and his allies reaches a fever pitch! Batman: Fear State Saga collects Batman #112-117, Batman Secret Files: The Gardener #1, Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper #1, Batman Secret Files: Miracle Molly #1, Batman: Fear State Alpha #1, and Batman: Fear State Omega #1! 0123DC207

BATMAN INCORPORATED #6 $3.99 Page 38
Ed Brisson and John Timms
Someone has stolen from Professor Pyg, and he’s ready to burn down Gotham to get his property back. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone will pay. With Batman gone, Batman Incorporated must return to Gotham before the city is nothing more than ashes. 0123DC126

BATMAN ONE BAD DAY RAS AL GHUL #1 $7.99 Page 12
Tom Taylor, Ivan Reis, Danny Miki
Why won’t Batman save the world? For centuries Ra’s al Ghul has wanted to save the Earth from the worst of humankind, and for centuries he has failed. Recently his greatest obstacle has been the Dark Knight Detective, Batman. Ra’s offered Batman a chance to be a part of his new world order, but Batman refused. For years their cold war has raged, but Ra’s will have no more. Ra’s will remove Batman from the equation and save the world, re-creating it in his image and bringing the peace and prosperity all the good-hearted souls of this Earth deserve. Don’t miss this epic tragedy from the all-star creative team of Tom Taylor and Ivan Reis: the last of the One Bad Day specials, and one of the most epic to date. (ONE SHOT) 0123DC044

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #6 $2.99 Page 39
Ivan Cohen and Erich Owen
Batman calls upon his friends in Mystery Inc. for help-and he’s shocked that this time, they refuse! It’s no secret that they’ve become quite the crime-fighting team, and powerful foes are starting to team up against them. What fate does the fortune teller see, and will they solve the riddle in time to save the day? 0123DC193

BLOOD SYNDICATE SEASON ONE HC $24.99 Page 27
Geoffrey Thorne and ChrisCross
Blood Syndicate: Season One – Wise Son, Tech-9, and Fade Return, But Who Will Rule Paris Island? Wise Son and Tech-9 have returned from their military tours in Afghanistan-and life in Dakota City could not be more different. While Icon and Rocket have been busy cleaning up the streets, Bang Babies have been forming rival gang factions. With Holocaust’s influence-and super-powered army-growing, who will look out for the people of Paris Island when the capes aren’t watching? What secrets do Wise and Tech hide from their time overseas? As the struggle for power on the chaotic streets spills into war…who will emerge victorious as the new kingpin of Paris Island? Original Blood Syndicate series artist ChrisCross teams up with rising-star writer Geoffrey Thorne in this reimagining of the fan-favorite Milestone series! Collects Blood Syndicate: Season One #1-6. 1222DC262

BLUE BEETLE GRADUATION DAY #5 $3.99 Page 40
Josh Trujillo and Adrian Gutierrez
Superman and Batman come looking for Jaime in Palmera City. After weeks of attacks with Blue Beetle directly at the center, the World’s Finest can’t sit by any longer. They’re going to get to the bottom of Jaime’s connection to the impending Reach invasion, even if it means putting an end to his life as a hero! 0123DC147

CATWOMAN #53 $3.99 Page 40
Tini Howard and Nico Leon
The Gotham mob bosses suspect that their very own leader, Eiko of the Hasigawa Clan, is betraying their code by putting on a Catwoman suit. Is Gotham big enough for two Catwomen? Catwoman doesn’t play well with others, but this cat is gonna need the help of Tomcat to stay out of the mob’s crosshairs. Meanwhile, Selina makes a few enemies of her own in jail, especially the inmates her ex Batman put there. 0123DC151

CATWOMAN (2022) VOL 02 CAT INTERNATIONAL $16.99 Page 46
Tini Howard, Sami Basri, Caitlin Yarsky, Nico Leon
The cat goes international! But first, she must go undercover and have a taste of Milk-the fancy gentlemen’s club where the girls don’t strip, just pour endless drinks while they look pretty and mob bosses ogle them. But Selina has never been Gotham’s only protector, and there’s nothing like a handful of Robins to remind her why the Cat would rather play alone, especially if they’re bringing her closer to her ex. Selina finds herself in the middle of one sticky love square with her old flames Batman and Eiko resurfacing and her shiny new boy toy Valmont wooing her. It’s a deadly love affair you don’t want to miss! 0123DC208

DANGER STREET #4 $4.99 Page 40
Tom King and Jorge Fornes
The hunt for the murderers continues as Lady Cop prepares herself to take down some superhero suspects. But as the case develops, a true killer, Manhunter, emerges as a faithful servant to the Green Team and their quest for power. Only the Creeper seems to be on to these “innocent” kids and starts to uncover a conspiracy. It all begins with a single question: Who are the Outsiders? 0123DC156

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #10 $3.99 Page 40
Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri
The true enemy of the Three Kingdoms has been revealed…but is the battle already lost? Or has the war only just begun? The endgame for season one begins! 0123DC158

DC RWBY #2 $3.99 Page 23
Marguerite Bennett and Meghan Hetrick
Gotham is being overwhelmed by Grimm! They keep appearing in every corner of the city, and the only lead the Dark Knight has is the four mysterious girls he just met. Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang explain to Batman and the assembled Bat-Family how they landed in Gotham. But just as some pieces start to coalesce, a horde of Grimm are converging on the worst possible location: Arkham Asylum! 0123DC093

DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #7 $3.99 Page 39
Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Andy Lanning
Some of the most powerful entities in existence are now slaves to the Anti-Life. Undead Darkseid’s forces have spread the virus across whole galaxies. Even Kryptonians and the Flashes may be too slow in the race to cure worlds before everything is overwhelmed. The final stand for the universe begins. 1222DC175

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #4 $3.99 Page 44
Pornsak Pichetshote and Jeff Stokely
As Charles begins to weaken and mutate from his terrifyingly permanent and possibly mortal wounds, Edwin and the other ghost kids chase down every possible lead to save him-but only find dead ends. Jai takes the reins in the midst of her friends’ despair, but she’ll soon discover the Dead Boy Detectives aren’t the only dishes on the krasue’s menu. 0123DC198

DETECTIVE COMICS #1070 $4.99 Page 15
Ram V and Ivan Reis
The gothic opera crashes into a crescendo as Batman goes head-to-head with an Azmer demon…unaware that it is is someone in Bruce Wayne’s life. Meanwhile, a mysterious team called the Vigil arrives to investigate the Azmer sightings-but who are the Vigil, and are they on Batman’s side? Then, in the backup: With Mrs. Freeze only a pale image of the woman Victor Fries fell in love with-what is he to do now to save her? 0123DC056

GCPD THE BLUE WALL #6 $3.99 Page 41
John Ridley and Stefano Raffaele
With Gotham City in a state of panic over the recent murders and the GCPD buckling under the weight of the department’s connection to the crimes, can Police Commissioner Renee Montoya restore peace without crossing the line herself? What price is she willing to pay in order to do what is right? 0123DC161

HARLEY QUINN #26 $3.99 Page 18
Stephanie Phillips and Sweeney Boo
Ever have one of those days where ya just can’t catch a break? A day where you’re really trying not to get into trouble while your girlfriend is out of town, but then some jerk attacks you at brunch, you get arrested for some teensy-weensy property damage, and you’re sentenced to community service? Why, I tell you, it’s enough to make a gal start seein’ cartoon fishies every which way and such! Also featuring a very special in-continuity dream of Harley Quinn starring, you guessed it, moi, in the role of a lifetime-the magical-girl-clown protector of Gotham City! 0123DC072

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES LEGION OF BATS #6 $3.99 Page 41
Tee Franklin and Shea Beagle
Harley and Ivy’s relationship has been stress-tested in nearly every way over the course of this series, and now, as their adventure comes to a close, we are left with one question: Is their love strong enough to withstand these trials and tribulations? Check out this fanshmabulous finale to find out! 0123DC166

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 $3.99 Page 42
Geoff Johns and Mikel Janin
Huntress’s journey through time comes to a head as the person chasing her through the timeline has finally caught up to her. Is the end of the line for Helena Wayne? 0123DC169

LAZARUS PLANET REVENGE OF THE GODS #1 $4.99 Page 10
G. Willow Wilson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Cian Tormey, Alitha Martinez
After the events of Lazarus Planet, the gods of the Multiverse have decided to take down the heroes they once called champions and the world they’ve sworn to protect. For years the gods sat idle atop their mountains as their legends faded into obscurity along with their bodies. Now is their time to remind the selfish mortals of their existence and take back the world with something more powerful than belief…fear. Only the brave heroes Wonder Woman and Shazam stand in their way, but will their combined powers be enough? 0123DC031

The gods have leveled up, and Shazam is no match for them! After Wonder Woman’s changing of sides to save her Amazon sisters, Billy must use his quickly fading wisdom of Solomon to formulate a plan to stop his world’s destruction. Little does he know a secret ally awaits him in Olympus…but how will he make it there? Sounds like a job for Wonder Girl! 0123DC036

MULTIVERSITY HARLEY SCREWS UP THE DCU #1 $4.99 Page 17
Frank Tieri and Logan Faerber
Harley’s back in Coney for a long-overdue reunion with old friends, old haunts, and…an old time machine? You heard right! A mysterious benefactor has left Harley a time machine, and after giving it about a half second of thought, she decides to take it for a joyride. What could go wrong, right? Funny you should ask. Turns out a quick trip through time can screw up a few things…namely, the entire DC Universe! 0123DC068

NIGHTWING #102 $4.99 Page 43
Tom Taylor and Travis Moore
ightwing is a great leader, not just because Batman trained him, or because of how Alfred raised him, or even because he has a heart of gold-it’s because of his friends, and now that the Titans are in Bludhaven with him, they can leap into the light together…which is perfect timing for the demon of darkness Neron to do something about it., 0123DC177

POISON IVY #10 $3.99 Page 43
G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara
Before Ivy embarks on her trip back to Gotham, our verdant villainess sets her sights on a fungus-loving Hollywood celebrity with a lifestyle brand and spa that’s raising some major red flags on Ivy’s radar. All this because poor Janet from HR wanted to have some R&R before the car ride back east! Aw jeez! 0123DC181

PUNCHLINE THE GOTHAM GAME #6 $3.99 Page 43
Tini Howard, Blake Howard, and Gleb Melnikov
Return of the Clown Prince! At the moment Punchline needed him the least, The Joker has returned to interfere with her war to take over as Gotham City’s queen of crime. In The Joker’s damaged and defeated state, will he help his former partner, or will he burn her the way he’s burned everyone else? The epic conclusion to the bestselling Punchline miniseries is here, and it will change the shape of Gotham’s villain world forever! 0123DC186

STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #2 $3.99 Page 26
Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala
As if vigilantes hunting down Bang Babies in the streets weren’t enough, Virgil learns that his young friend Quincy is manifesting powers-making him their next target! Meanwhile, down in the shadows, Ebon is investigating a connection between the vigilantes and the disappearance of his brother, Rubberband Man! 0123DC105

Static Shadows of Dakota

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL VOL 01 THE TRUTH $16.99 Page 47
Tom Taylor and John Timms
Truth. Justice. And a better world. Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, is the new Man of Steel! When his father leaves Earth, Jon becomes the new Superman, striving to be a champion of real change. But when Jon finds himself in the crosshairs of Henry Bendix, tyrannical ruler of the island nation of Gamorra, he ends up facing evils even he might have trouble against. Luckily, his new Gamorran ally, journalist Jay Nakamura, could have the answers he needs. Presenting Superman: Son of Kal-El #1-6, this collection is the perfect starting point for readers to jump into an exciting new era of Superman. 0123DC212

SUPERMAN SPACE AGE HC $29.99 Page 34
Mark Russell and Mike Allred
Meet Clark Kent, a young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end, and there’s nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego…Superman! After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of the Space Age. As each decade passes and each new danger emerges, he wonders whether this is the one that will kill him and everyone he loves. Superman realizes that even good intentions are not without their backlash as the world around him transforms into a place as determined to destroy itself as he is to save it. Collects Superman: Space Age #1-3! 0123DC116

TIM DRAKE ROBIN #7 $3.99 Page 44
Meghan Fitzmartin and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
A new dawn rises on Tim Drake and the Gotham Marina as a new chapter of Robin’s story begins! But how long can this sense of calm last with a certain someone still roaming free in Gotham? 0123DC201

UNSTOPPABLE DOOM PATROL #1 $3.99 Page 20
Dennis Culver and Chris Burnham
The world’s strangest heroes are back in the DC Universe! After the events of Lazarus Planet, more people than ever have active metagenes! Most of these new metahumans have become misfits, shunned and imprisoned by a fearful society. They are hidden away in the dark, lost to a system that only sees them as weapons or guinea pigs-ticking time bombs that can only be defused by the Unstoppable Doom Patrol! Robotman, Elasti-Woman, and Negative Man are joined by their brand-new teammates Beast Girl and Degenerate and led by Crazy Jane’s mysterious new alter, the Chief, on a mission of saving the world by saving the monsters! [Whether Larry/Negative Man will be gay like his HBOMax counterpart is unknown.] 0123DC077

WONDER WOMAN #797 $4.99 Page 11
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Amancay Nahuelpan, and Paulina Ganucheau
The Revenge of the Gods continues in this can’t-miss tie-in! After Diana’s shocking choice to align herself with the gods, her world has changed. Could godhood be the answer to all her problems? Find out as Diana ascends! Plus, don’t miss a special Shazam story starring the new champion! 0123DC03

IDW/ TOP SHELF

BREATH OF SHADOWS #3 $3.99 Page 353
Rich Douek and Alex Cormack
With Jimmy quickly burning through everything in the group’s medical supplies that will give him a buzz and the way forward lost in the thick jungle overgrowth, the situation is becoming desperate… and our intrepid explorers don’t even know about the natives who have been tracking them! And just where are all these centipedes coming from? Prepare for another psychedelic smear of body horror from Rich Douek and Alex Cormack, the team behind Road of Bones and Sea of Sorrows! JAN231594

EARTHDIVERS #6 $3.99 Page 353
Stephen Jones and Davide Gianfelice
When Indigenous survivors Tad, Sosh, Emily, and Yellow Kid plotted to reverse the apocalypse by stopping the creation of America, their wildest dreams couldn’t have prepared them for the consequences of interfering with history. Now the mission to kill Christopher Columbus comes to a close, but whose blood will spill when the Santa Maria finally hits shore? And where-when-will the desperate time travelers go when their efforts in 1492 backfire? JAN231600

IMAGE

ALL AGAINST ALL #4 $3.99 Page 75
Alex Paknadel and Caspar Wijngaard
In the penultimate chapter, Helpless is loose, and now no one is safe. The last human prowls through the bowels of the ship, eviscerating every living thing he encounters. Meanwhile, B’Tay and his daughter V’lmann must find their way home through the warrens of the habitat while B’Tay himself struggles to suppress his animal nature. Can he keep control long enough to stop Helpless’ rampage? JAN230193

BLACK CLOAK #3 $3.99 Page 76
Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren
Black Cloaks Essex and Pax make desperate moves to uncover the truth before powerful forces cover it up forever. A dead man speaks. Magicians scheme. And the deadly mysteries of the Lagoon prove impossible for our heroes to resist. JAN230200

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH COMPLETE CONSPIRACY DELUXE HC VOL 1 $49.99 Page 57
James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds & Various
Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true: the JFK Assassination, Flat Earth Theory, Bigfoot, Mothman, and so much worse. One organization has been covering them up for generations, controlling the narrative for what they claim is the greater good.
What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth-and will learning it destroy Cole’s life from the inside out? The first three arcs of the critically acclaimed series by Eisner Award-winning writer James Tynion IV and superstar artist Martin Simmonds are collected here for the first time in deluxe hardcover format. Collects issues #1-17. JAN230109

I HATE THIS PLACE #6 $3.99 Page 80
Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, Lee Loughridge
New story arc. Last year’s breakout horror series returns! Trudy’s past comes back to haunt her, which wouldn’t be so bad if she and Gabby weren’t already literally haunted by unimaginable forces of evil on a daily basis. Can’t a gal catch a break? JAN230214

INDIGO CHILDREN #1 $3.99 Page 56
Curt Pires and Rockwell White
Acclaimed creator Curt Pires returns to Image for a brand-new ongoing series with the creative team behind the smash-hit series Youth, soon to be a show on Amazon Prime! Radiant Black meets The Department of Truth in this action-packed sci-fi/mystery epic as journalist Donovan Price hunts down the extraordinarily gifted Indigo Children after their mysterious disappearance fifteen years prior. JAN230055

LOVESICK #6 $3.99 Page 86
Luana Vecchio
The cutthroat relationship between Domino, Jack and his partners will create a rift between the two…but how long can it last? JAN230244

MONSTRESS #44 $3.99 Page 87
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Long ago, the Monstra were locked away on a kill-or-be-killed planet of equal parts beauty and brutality. Can Zinn, Maika, and their allies survive a visit to such a place? And what secrets might it hold about their own world? JAN230252

PHANTOM ROAD #1 $3.99 Page 48
Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Jordie Bellaire
Dom is a long-haul truck driver attempting to stay ahead of his tragic past. When he stops one night to assist Birdie, who has been in a massive car crash, they pull an artifact from the wreckage that throws their lives into fifth gear. Suddenly, a typical midnight run has become a frantic journey through a surreal world where Dom and Birdie find themselves the quarry of strange and impossible monsters. It’s grindhouse horror meeting high-concept supernatural fantasy in the first issue of a bold new miniseries! JAN230027

SAGA #63 $3.99 Page 91
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Is this hell? JAN230269

TWO GRAVES #5 $3.99 Page 94
Genevieve Valentine, Ming Doyle, and Annie Wu
Death falls in love. Emilia sees the water. Everything falls apart. JAN230279

MARVEL

ALIEN TP VOL 3 ICARUS $17.99 Page 114
Philip Kennedy Johnson and Julius Ohta
Man, machine and the most terrifying creature in the universe! It’s an express elevator to hell, and you’ll want to be on it! A small colony of synths has settled in secret on a backwater moon. When a company of United System soldiers comes to them for help retrieving biotechnology on a hostile planet that could be the key to saving humanity, the synths must decide whether the prospect of peace between man and machine is worth the risk of betrayal. Because “Steel Team” — the legendary, unkillable Synthetic Special Operations team — is the United Systems’ only hope as they navigate the hellscape that the once-idyllic Tobler-9 has become. Since its mysterious downfall years earlier, Tobler-9 is considered one of the most hostile environments in the known universe — a place where nothing organic could possibly have survived…or could it? Collecting Alien (2022) #1-6.
JAN231025

BETSY BRADDOCK CAPTAIN BRITAIN #2 $3.99 Page 39
Tini Howard and Vasco Georgiev
Two captains – one country – and one hell of a fight! Britain has a new champion – but don’t be mistaken, she’s been here for years. Morgan Le Fay is back for vengeance, and Captain Britain is first on her list! But where one captain fails, another may suffice… and Peggy Carter’s got a right hook that would inspire the devil herself. Magical machinations and feral fisticuffs abound in Tini Howard and Vasco Georgiev’s continuing epic! JAN230848

BISHOP: WAR COLLEGE #2 $4.99 Page 41
SJ Holtham and Sean Damien Hill
Bishop faces off against the X-Men? What’s a Bishop story without time travel? Shunted to a strange future, Lucas discovers familiar faces who will permanently alter his worldview. Meanwhile his students are in danger, and not just of failing his course. Helped by shocking allies, the anti-mutant organization Orchis has finally found a way onto Krakoa. Is this the end of the island? [Cam Long and Aura Charles are a couple. Cam is non binary and Aura is bisexual.] JAN230857

BLOODLINE DAUGHTER OF BLADE #2 $3.99 Pag 40
Danny Lore and Karen S. Darboe
The new girl in school with new powers and new problems! Turns out that Whitney may not be the friend Brielle was hoping for…but that’s the least of Brielle’s concerns as she discovers her powers come with a dangerous hunger. And the Daywalker himself arrives on the scene at the worst possible time? JAN230850

COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1 $3.99 Page 14
Stephanie Phillips and Juann Cabal
In a far-flung corner of deep space, Frank Castle has eked out a quiet existence, and his days as Cosmic Ghost Rider are finally behind him. But across the universe, a vicious bounty hunter is leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, and his name is…Cosmic Ghost Rider?! When Frank’s peaceful existence is shattered, he must suit up once more and face his most savage enemy yet – himself! DEC220856

DAREDEVIL #9 $3.99 Page 75
Chip Zdarsky and Rafael De Latorre
For over three years, Daredevil’s life has been a living hell – between the Stromwyns, the Hand and his time incarcerated and exposed to ReCID. Now all of those dangerous forces are coming together and threatening everything Matt Murdock holds dear! JAN230964

DEADPOOL #5 $4.99 Page 64
Alyssa Wong and Martin Coccolo
Carnage breaks loose! Oh – did we not mention that the thing growing inside of Wade was Carnage? Because it is. And he’s extremely done with hitching a ride with Wade and wantd out now. Brace yourself, Wade – you’re about to get ripped a new one! JAN230928

DOCTOR APHRA #30 $3.99 Page 82
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
Shatter – the conclusion for the battle for the Spark Eternal! As Doctor Aphra fights for her life, she faces a dire question: Even IF she triumphs over the Spark, will there be enough left of Aphra to piece herself back together? JAN230985

GOLD GOBLIN #5 $3.99 Page 42
Christopher Cantwell and Lan Medina
Norman’s big play as a super hero is here. Can he stay a hero? Is his return to the Green Goblin inevitable? JAN230861

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TP $49.99 Page 122
Al Ewing, Juan Cabal, Various
Al Ewing brings his cosmic brand of storytelling to the Guardians of the Galaxy! Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they’re a family, and they’ve earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place — and it’s only getting worse. Someone has to guard the galaxy. And for their first mission, the Guardians of the Galaxy must grapple with the vengeful gods of Olympus! Then, when the political map of the galaxy is radically redrawn, can the team handle a little peaceful diplomacy? Meanwhile, everyone thinks Peter Quill is dead — but instead, he journeys through a mythic world on the other side of reality! Knull and his symbiote dragons wreak havoc! And an expanded Guardians team faces the mystic threat of the Last Annihilation, but what is Doctor Doom doing with them?! Plus: When an old flame swims back into Rocket’s life, it spells big trouble for the little furball. Collecting Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #1-18 & material from annual #1 and Rocket #1-6. JAN231034

HELLCAT #1 $4.99 Page 16
Christopher Cantwell and Alex Lins
Leaping from the pages of Christopher Cantwell’s Iron Man run, Hellcat is back! Patsy is back on the west coast, living in a demon house haunted by the ghost of her mother! When someone close to Patsy’s inner circle is murdered, Hellcat becomes the prime suspect! Now Patsy must prove her innocence and evade both the police and the supernatural Sleepwalkers. To add to the perils she faces, her demonic ex Daimon Hellstrom shows up and that’s never a good thing. A supernatural, superhero murder mystery! JAN230800

IMMORAL X-MEN #2 $3.99 Page 6
Kieron Gillen and Paco Medina
Putting the “die” in Diamind Age! Hail the Pax Krakoa! Or perish! But to this hell age is born a hero. Say hello (again) to Rasputin IV…but what can one good chimera do in a universe of sin? The first century of Sinister’s plan has come to an end?and whether it’s better or worse may depend on the symbol on your forehead. JAN230784

IMMORTAL X-MEN takes a break this month

IT’S JEFF #1 $5.99 Page 50
Kelly Thompson and Gurihiru
Jeff the landhshark stars in his own fin-tastic comic! Since his very first appearance, Jeff the Land Shark has flooded our hearts like an adorable tidal wave! Now the ingenious, the extraordinary, the unbearably innocent Jeff embarks on his own adventures across the Marvel Universe! You thought it was safe doing laundry or going for a leisurely swim in the pool?but no activity can protect against Jeff’s cuteness! Collecting the hit Infinity Comics series from the Marvel Unlimited app, this one-shot features a brand-new cover and tail…we mean tale! JAN230877

MARAUDERS #12 $3.99 Page 56
Steve Orlando and Eleonora Carlini
Pregenesis part two! The Pryde of the X-Men makes good! An origin story two billion years in the making as Captain Pryde and the Marauders go beyond rescue, beyond mourning, beyond human limitations, for the most historic mutant circuit ever dreamed up. It started with a mystery?and it ends with life! JAN230900

MARAUDERS TP VOL 2 $19.99 Page 113
Steve Orlando and Andrea Broccardo
Steve Orlando’s run on Marauders continues, tying into the huge blockbuster even A.X.E.: Judgement Day! As A.X.E. makes waves, the Marauders hold on for survival! The Progenitor has risen. Now he visits each and every one of us, and we’re given a chance to justify our lives. Sounds heavy, right? The Marauders agree! Who proved their right to life? Who failed? And if we survive, just how excited is Orchis for a chance to scapegoat mutants for Earth’s brush with destruction? All this…and Detective Lockheed! DEC220922

MARY JANE AND BLACK CAT #4 $3.99 Page 48
Jed MacKay and Vincenzo Carratu
As Mary Jane and Black Cat’s adventures through Limbo continue, they learn even more about the mysterious dimension and domain of Madelyne Pryor. But the Goblin Queen isn’t the only inhabitant of the deadly space between spaces – which is a lesson Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy are about to learn the hard way. JAN230870

MIDNIGHT SUNS TP $15.99 Page 108
Ethan Sacks and Luigi Zagaria
Rise of the Midnight Suns! A dark prophecy and apocalyptic new villains with horrifying powers the likes of which Earth has never faced before, ordains a specialist team to form?and tear @#$% up! Standing in the way of the coming storm are Magik, Wolverine, Blade, Spirit Rider and Nico Minoru! But what does the terrible threat they face have to do with the Sorcerer Supreme’s past? And why is Strange Academy student Zoe Laveau number one on their list? Now, the Suns must undertake the darkest and most horrifying journey imaginable to secure aid from one of the most ancient and dangerous beings in all of existence. But what terrible secret is the sorceress Agatha Harkness hiding? It’s time for the dark side of the Marvel Universe to shine! Featuring Clea, Wong, Doctor Doom and more! Collecting the mini series. JAN231017

MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE #6 $4.99 Page 49
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham
Young Miracleman has been found. Now what? One Miracleman decided to destroy the world and almost did. Another Miracleman decided to rebuild the world in his own image anddid it. What will this Miracleman do? JAN23087

MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON #4 $3.99 Page 68
Eve L Ewing and Luca Maresca
With nowhere left to turn and the universe crumbling around her, Monica must look to an unexpected source to find answers – or life as she knows it will be gone forever! And as the journey continues, so do the revelations about Monica’s past… for better or for worse. [Monica’s gay cousin Caleb is introduced in the first issue. Caleb’s boyfriend is abusive (verbally and emotionally–but not physically, as far as we know so far) and Monica was trying to help him. Presumably this will be a subplot that runs through the miniseries.] JAN230943

NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER TP CONQUERED SHORES $19.99 Page 104
Christopher Cantwell and Pasqual Ferry
A century into the future, not much land remains on Earth. A combination of a worsening climate and a devastating war with the Kree has left the plant’s surface mostly inhospitable, with an ever-dwindling population of air-breathers and a profound lack of super heroes to protect them. Enter Namor, the Sub-Mariner, who is no longer King of Atlantis but ruler of the entire world! He may only have few friends left — but does Jim Hammond, the original 1940s Human Torch, yet live? Could Hammond hold the key to the salvation of Earth’s human refugees? King Namor seeks to find out. Accompanied by Luke Cage, the Sub-Mariner sets off across what little devastated surface of Earth remains, following traces of his oldest adversary-turned-fellow Invader — and looking for answers to save his adopted subjects! Collecting the mini series. JAN231014

NEW MUTANTS LETHAL LEGION #1 $3.99 Page 33
Charlie Jane Anders and Enid Balam
The New Mutants with all the classic thrills! Best-selling, multiple-award-winning, generally bedazzling writer Charlie Jane Anders launches a fresh take on the beloved team, with rising star Enid Bal?m behind the illustrious pencils! The Shadow King. U-Men. Demon Bear. Themselves. The New Mutants have faced some of the most cunning minds in the Marvel Universe – and survived. But when someone starts building a new Lethal Legion, will Krakoa’s youngest class finally be outmatched? Featuring fan-favorites like Wolfsbane and Karma alongside explosive newcomers like Escapade, this is a series you can’t miss! Everything leads to the Fall of X – don’t sleep on the start. JAN230833

SCARLET WITCH #3 $4.99 Page 57
Steve Orlando and Sara Pichelli
Enter Polaris! When Polaris’ visit to her sister’s new magic shop is interrupted by a microscopic warrior desperate for aid, Polaris and the Scarlet Witch put their own mystery on hold to help on a fantastic journey through Sub-Atomica! Meanwhile, the dark past of Wanda’s enigmatic shop clerk, Darcy Lewis, comes back–with a vengeance. JAN230902

SHE-HULK #11 $3.99 Page 72
Rainbiow Rowell and Andres Genolet
New arc! Great jumping on point! A new villain starts a thieving spree through New York City and ends up face-to-green-face with Jennifer Walters, the Sensational She-Hulk! Also, have you noticed that this is LGY #174? You’d almost think something very special is coming! JAN230954

STAR WARS SANA STARROS #2 $4.99 Page 78
Justina Ireland and Pere Perez
Close encounters! The Starros clan are on a collision course of a lifetime! What mysteries from Sana’s past are coming home to roost? And whose party are they about to crash?JAN230975

STAR WARS YODA #5 $3.99 Page 80
Jody Houser and Luke Ross
Rise of the Dark Side! There is a darkness rising among the latest Jedi initiates. Will Master Yoda and Master Dooku be able to recognize and stop the threat? Or will their young students be led astray by the dark side of the Force? JAN230980

STORM AND BROTHERHOOD MUTANTS #2 $3.99 Page 5
Al Ewing and Paco Medina
Battle of the X Planets! 100 years from now, the Empire of the Red Diamond battles the Cosmic Coalition to decide the fate of a universe. One is the twisted creation of Nathaniel Essex. So is the other one. But between the two there are rebels. Ororo lives, and her Brotherhood fights on – in an epic space battle that means life or death for everything that exists! JAN230779

STRANGE ACADEMY FINALS #6 $3.99 Page 74
Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos
The end of an era. The conclusion to the story that will change the face of magic is here! So much has happened in the last few issues, we don’t dare spoil it. JAN230959

TRIALS OF X VOL 8 $19.99 Page 112
Tini Howard, Various, Marcus To, Various
Epic conflicts add to the Trials of X! Backed into a corner, Excalibur’s Betsy Braddock makes a desperate choice that will reshape Otherworld – and mutantkind – forever. The X-Men’s new nemesis Doctor Stasis finally makes himself known, bringing his terrible creations to bear! The island paradise of Krakoa has no shortage of beautiful vistas, but Wolverine has his sights on the deadliest waves in the world – and a previously unknown threat that lurks in the deep! Plus: a sea change for Kid Omega and Phoebe Cuckoo – and seismic revelations for X-Force! And the cosmos shakes when the Shi’ar Imperial Guard battles the all-new Lethal Legion – with S.W.O.R.D. caught in the middle! Collecting Excalibur (2019) #25, X-Men (2021) #5, X-Force (2019) #25-26 and S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #9. JAN231021

TRIALS OF X VOL 9 $19.99 Page 112
Various, Al Ewing, Jacopo Camagni, Various
The Trials of X are more massive than ever! As Storm battles the Lethal Legion on Mars, there are explosive problems on the Peak – and the mole inside S.W.O.R.D. stands revealed! Wolverine hunts the leviathan that lurks off the shores of Krakoa, but can even he take down a hidden creature of the deep that’s bigger and stronger and older than math can figure? The Marauders have their hands full too – with Fin Fang Foom! And the Hellions might all hate one another, but Nanny loves her latest addition! Orphan-Maker, though, has other feelings – and dangerous ideas! Collecting S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #10-11, Wolverine (2020) #19, Marauders (2019) #26 and Hellions #16-17. JAN231022

VENOM TP VOL 3 $15.99 Page 100
Al Ewing, V. Ram, and Bryan Hitch
At the mercy of Bedlam! With Dylan Brock’s life hanging in the balance, where is his father, Eddie, the original Venom? Or more accurately: when?! After the Venom symbiote’s Hail Mary decision, Dylan is about to see sides of symbiosis, the Klyntar and perhaps even his own father that he never imagined! And forced to watch his son suffer from across the timestream, Eddie finds himself surrounded by enemies – alone and with no one to trust, until an unexpected ally intervenes. Suddenly, Eddie is caught in a dark web spun by Chasm and the Goblin Queen – with all his deepest fears realized! Meanwhile, Bedlam is determined to kill Dylan and Venom once and for all – unless an old friend can lend a crimson-clad hand. Collecting Venom (2021) #11-15. JAN231011

WASP #3 $3.99 Page 66
Al Ewing and Kasia Nie
Who made the Wasp? Captured by an alliance of their oldest enemies, Janet and Nadia Van Dyne find themselves trapped in a past where a key part of their history – Henry Pym, the Ant-Man – never existed at all. As strange new lives play out around them, they must find their way back to the Wasp…or cease to exist entirely. JAN230933

X-23 DEADLY REGENESIS #1 $4.99 Page 8
Erica Schultz and Edgar Salazar
Assassin or X-Man? The deadly days of X-23! Laura Kinney, aka X-23, was cloned from Logan and trained by the Facility to be a deadly assassin. Even as she tries to put that life behind her, forces will try to drag her back – and she’ll fight them tooth and claw! Beset by new enemies – as well as old favorites! – and set during X-23’s days as a member of X-Men and X-Force, when she walked away from the island of Utopoia to find where she truly belongs, join us for an all new story in the fan-favorite saga of Laura Kinney!
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X-CELLENT #1 $3.99 Page 32
Peter Milligan and Mike Allred
Your favorite celebrity super villains are back! Zeitgeist is still on a mission to achieve social media godhood, no matter who he has to kill! But the spotlight won’t be big enough when the next generation of the X-Statix drop in! Join Peter Milligan and Michael Allred for the final half of their mutant celebrity saga! JAN230830

X-FACTOR OMNIBUS HC VOL 3 $125.00 Page 90
Peter David, Valentine De Landro, and Various
As the world’s only mutant detective agency, X-Factor Investigations welcomes all cases – the stranger, the better! And their latest gigs involve gods, vampires, the disappearance of the Invisible Woman and the ever-volatile state of mutant politics – lurching from a literal Utopia to a damaging Schism! But in the wake of a heartbreaking loss, the team has splintered – and Jamie Madrox begins a quest for the answers he needs to feel whole again. What does his future have in store? Meanwhile, Siryn faces the fight of her life, and a traumatized Wolfsbane returns with a baby on the way – only to learn that her ex-boyfriend, Rictor, has a new love! And will a member of X-Factor fall? It’s an X-book like no other! Collecting X-Factor (2005) #40-50, #200-232 and #224.1; and Nation X: X-Factor. JAN230996

X-MEN #20 $3.99 Page 52
Gerry Duggan and Stefano Caselli
Lord of the Brood part two! When the X-Men’s close friend Broo became the Brood King, he gained the ability to control the savage alien race he was both a part of and so different from. Now he is experiencing his own nightmare scenario – the Brood are killing his friends, and there is nothing he can do to stop it! Featuring a connecting cover to Captain Marvel #47! JAN230880

X-TERMINATORS TP $17.99 Page 113
Leah Williams and Carlos E. Gomez
Enter the Grindhouse of X! When Jubilee and Boom-Boom agree to take Dazzler out for a night on the town to console her after her nasty breakup, they have no idea they’re about to be kidnapped and put into elaborate death traps for their efforts! What are three young women with the power to blow things up to do? Find a fourth who is not afraid of a little blood, sweat and carnage! Laura Kinney, the Wolverine, completes the quartet of deadly X-Women fighting for their lives — and more important, fighting for vengeance on the @#$%^&*!! dead man who did this to them! But just when you thought the night couldn’t get any more bonkers, would you believe: vampires?! Time to make these bloodsuckers regret they ever crossed paths with the X-Terminators! Collecting the mini series. JAN231024

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