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LGBTQA Previews May 2022 Part 1

May’s comics and books from indy publishers has lots of temptations! Gengoroh Tagame’s new graphic novel Our Colors is offered by Pantheon. Douji Tomita spins a half dozen BL stories zombie style in Boys of the Dead from Denpa. Archie Bongiovanni and A. Andrews tell a tale of a trio of time travel teenagers visiting New York City on that fateful day of June 28th, 1969 when the Stonewall Riots began. Look for that from First Second. At No Brow, Joris Bas Backer’s Kisses For Jet is a coming of gender story set right before Y2K. Gabriel Ebensperger’s Gay Giant memoir, published by Street Noise, paints a very relatable picture of what it was like to grow up gay in the 1990s.

Comics, trades, and graphic novels from Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, and Marvel are listed 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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AFTERSHOCK

BUNNY MASK HOLLOW INSIDE #1 $4.99 Page 238
Paul Tobin and Andrea Mutti
Her name is Bunny Mask…and she’s back to ask the question…is there sickness? The hit horror series returns! Her footfalls don’t exist. She leaves no marks. Her eyes are a white abyss. Her name is Bunny Mask, and she’s free from her cave and moving through the city, searching for sickness and enacting her own unfathomable sense of justice. Can Tyler Severin control her? Does he want to? The answers are still hidden, but what’s clear is that Bunny Mask is back to grab you by your eyeteeth, and never let go. Writer Paul Tobin and artist Andrea Mutti have unleashed an eons old legend upon an unsuspecting world – one that’ll make your most horrific nightmare feel like a walk in the park! MAR221216

HEATHENS TP $17.99 Page 249
Cullen Bunn, Heath Amodio, and Sami Kivela
When evil people escape from the depths of the eternal abyss, the Pirate Queen Lady Shih is sent to retrieve them. But when one of history’s most notorious killers breaks free, even she needs help. Enter the Heathens: Shih, Lucky Luciano, Bumpy Johnson, Sofia the Golden Hand and Billy the Kid. From Hell they came to mete out a justice as dark as their own tormented souls. This volume collects issues #1-5. MAR221234

MY DATE WITH MONSTERS TP $17.99 Page 249
Paul Tobin and Andy MacDonald
Seven years ago, an attempt to weaponize dreams resulted in holes being punched through the world we know and into the world of dreams. Nightmarish creatures now stalk the land, sprouting from (and killing) anyone unlucky enough to dream. The only way to save the world is for certain people to have their dreams come true. Which is how Risa Himura finds herself not only fighting monsters, but forced into finding true love. Monsters and modern dating? It feels like a nightmare either way, and the only help Risa has is a friendly-ish monster named Croak and her pre-teen daughter, Machi.This volume collects issues #1-5. MAR221235

OCEAN WILL TAKE US #2 $4.99 Page 244
Rich Douek and Carlos Olivares
Piper and Casey manage to land themselves in detention, finding unexpected allies in their quest to take down the swim team – but as they delve deeper into the mystery, they uncover an evil that might just be beyond the power of five misfit high schoolers to combat! MAR221226

ARCHIE

ARCHIE MEETS RIVERDALE ONESHOT $3.99 Page 266
Daniel Kibblesmith, Pat & Tim Kennedy
Archie’s met a lot of people in his over-80 years of existence. Including meeting himself a few times! But now Archie’s about to meet someone very unexpected: the Riverdale version of himself! That’s right, see what happens when Archie and all his pals’n’gals in his good ol’ hometown of Riverdale come face-to-face with their slightly more serious television counterparts in this hilarious one-shot by Emmy-nominated writer Daniel Kibblesmith and fan-favorite Archie artists Pat and Tim Kennedy! MAR221321

AWA STUDIOS

HIT ME #3 $3.99 Page 282
Christa Faust, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lesko
A high-octane crime thriller from Christa Faust and Priscilla Petraites. Lulu has a very unique profession: She gets paid by the bruise. When she is witness to the execution of one of her regular clients, she escapes into the night with a briefcase filled with diamonds and a pack of killers on her trail. Navigating the dark underbelly of decaying, early-90’s Atlantic City, one step ahead of her pursuers, Lulu must call upon every one of her street-born instincts and underworld connections in what will be the longest – and possibly last – night of her life. MAR221433

THE JONESES #2 $3.99 Page 281
Michael Moreci, Alessandro Vitti, and Ive Svorcina
Spinning out of the pages of The Resistance, The Joneses focuses on a suburban family with a big secret: In the global pandemic known as the “Great Death,” mother, father, sister and brother were all transformed into something superhuman. While the world embraces fascism born of fear, the Joneses realize they face grave consequences if they are exposed as “Reborns.” Do they keep a low profile and hide in plain sight…or use their powers for good and risk exposure? MAR221432

KNIGHTED TP $9.99 Page 283
Gregg Hurwitz and Mark Texeira
In this action-packed adventure set in the universe of The Resistance, Gregg Hurwitz and Mark Texeira introduce a masked vigilante for the 21st Century. Bob Ryder is a hapless bureaucrat whose bad luck streak comes to a crescendo when he accidentally kills the city’s masked vigilante, The Knight. Oops. Now, Bob is forced to take on the mantle of the legendary hero before the city descends into chaos. Good thing he’s got The Knight’s former butler/assistant to show him the ropes. MAR221434

BLACK MASK

DESTINY NY VOL 2 WHO I AM NOW $24.99 Page 290
Pat Shand and Rosi Kampe
After a tumultuous year, Logan McBride is finally settling into life with her girlfriend, Lilith Aberdine. The short-fused Lilith harbors many secrets, though. What did her parents do to amass the millions upon millions of dollars that Lilith uses to get by? What is Lilith?s tie to the mysterious gang of biker girls that have been following Logan? And, most concerning, when everything is revealed, will their relationship survive the fallout? MAR221469

GODKILLER FOR THOSE I LOVE I WILL SACRIFICE #3 $4.99 Page 290
Matteo Pizzolo and Anna Muckracker
Dark magic. Flesh eating spiders. And a fight to the death. After this finale, nothing in Godkiller will ever be the same again. MAR221470

BOOM

ALICE EVER AFTER #2 $3.99 Page 224
Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta
Alice might have opened the door to Wonderland, but the asylum is its own realm of darkness and danger. Mistress Hulda resembles an all-too-familiar queen, and Dr. Madsen is eager to try an experimental treatment, probing into a past that Alice wants to escape and one her father will do anything to keep hidden. Will an inmate with an intriguing smile prove to be a much needed friend, or will Alice’s fate be the same as the inmates in the common room, the ones with the vacant eyes? MAR220858

ALL NEW FIREFLY #4 $4.99 Page 218
David M. Booher and Jordi Perez
The crew of the Serenity have some emotional exchanges while they ruminate on missing Shepherd Book, and regret how helpful he could have been with the Monastery, especially with the Monks mourning one of their own. After Mal leaves the monks with the means to defend themselves, a man with a crutch and a respirator shows up with a boy, revealing a shocking connection to Jayne! MAR220828

ANGEL #5 $4.99 Page 215
Christopher Cantwell and Daniel Bayliss
In this Spike-centric story, Spike is just fine not being the hero Angel is, but when Wesley makes yet another sacrifice for him, Spike goes on a mission to save his life. Meanwhile, Angel realizes there might be a sinister version of himself running around–and a new movie role outside of Los Angeles on the horizon. MAR220818

BUFFY THE LAST VAMPIRE SLAYER $19.99 Page 217
Casey Gilly and Joe Jaro
Buffy Summers is the last Slayer in a dark alternate future ravaged by a catastrophe that nearly blotted out the sun. Now in her 50s and hardened by loss and a life looking over her shoulder, Buffy stands alone against a world of vampires who can daywalk unimpeded. Her adventure isn’t over though, and when she discovers a spark of hope in the form of a prophecy, Buffy embarks on an epic post-apocalyptic journey to protect the future of humanity. Collects the complete Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer #1-4. MAR220827

FAITHLESS III #4 $3.99 Page 224
Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet
As the final chapter of Azzarrello and Llovet’s erotic masterpiece continues to heat up, Solomon and Louis embark on a celestial battle. But, which angel (or former angel) will come out ahead? MAR220855

GETTING DIZZY TP $14.99 Page 209
Shea Fontana and Celia Moscote
Dizzy wants to be the best! But with everything she’s tried, including roller skating, this teen can only achieve one thing–disaster. Just when she’s about to give up, interdimensional creatures called the Negatrixes attack, forcing her to take up the mantle of ‘Burb Defender! But if she wants to save the world, she’s going to have to assemble the coolest skating crew the ‘Burbs have ever seen. From New York Times bestselling author Shea Fontana and acclaimed artist Celia Moscote comes an aspirational story, perfect for fans of Save Yourself! and Rollergirl, that reveals a true hero is nothing without her friends. Collects the complete Getting Dizzy #1-4. MAR220793

GRIM #1 $3.99 Page 204
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun! Discover the world of the afterlife, where Jessica has been recruited as a Reaper, tasked with ferrying countless souls to their final destination. But unlike the rest of the Reapers, she has no memory of what killed her and put her into this predicament. In order to unravel the mystery of her own demise, she’ll have to solve an even bigger one – where is the actual Grim Reaper? From acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips and fan favorite artist Flaviano comes a bold new vision of what comes after, and the nature of death itself! MAR220773

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1 $3.99 Page 207
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Werther Dell’Edera, and Letizia Cadonici
Edwin Slaughter is one of the Scarlet Masks, the secret bookkeepers of the Order of St. George. He’s enamored with stories of ancient hunters, as well as those in his midst. He only gets to write the stories and never live them himself though. That is, until what starts out as standard reconnaissance for the Order turns Edwin’s world upside down. There’s a legendary monster in America, one long thought extinct. It’s taken the lives of countless children, bringing Edwin into the field for the first time… and into real danger. Along with a new story arc comes a new creative team! Acclaimed writer Sam Johns of Punchline and The Joker fame joins James Tynion IV as co-writer, and up-and-coming artist Letizia Cadonici makes her highly-anticipated American comics debut, joined by series veteran Werther Dell’Edera as co-artist! MAR220785

MAGIC HIDDEN PLANESWALKER #2 $4.99 Page 219
Mairghread Scott and Fabiana Mascolo
Liliana’s hunt for the mysterious planeswalker begins! She races to the legendary hero’s home plane, determined to find her before the Master of Metal twists her unique powers to his terrible purposes.
But this dangerous new plane holds secrets of its own, and eyes frozen shut will open for the first time in fifty years. MAR220834

MAW TP $19.99 Page 208
Jude Ellison, S. Doyle and A.L. Kaplan
Critically acclaimed journalist & opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle, breakout artist A.L. Kaplan, and colorist Fabiana Mascolo weave a provocative horror story of sisterly bonds, deep trauma, and the dormant monsters buried within us, perfect for readers of Redlands and Something is Killing the Children! Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment at a feminist retreat with her sister Wendy on the remote island of Angitia — some perspective that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle for once. But after an assault on her first night on the island, everything goes horribly wrong. The violent encounter awakens something monstrous in Marion, triggering warped mutations in her body, and bringing forth a hunger she can’t bring herself to name. Collects the complete Maw #1-5. MAR220792

ONCE & FUTURE #25 $4.99 Page 222
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
It’s the day before Christmas and the sword in the stone has appeared outside London. As the myths foretold, whoever draws it will be the true king! But as all of the Kings converge on the sword, events unfold that could bring even more chaos to the land. MAR220846

SEVEN SECRETS #17 $3.99 Page 223
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
In the penultimate issue, Caspar faces the truth of not only The Order, but of his very origins. Where will his loyalties lie after everything is finally revealed? MAR220851

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #23 $3.99 Page 206
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Trapped in the county jail, Erica must use her one phone call to contact someone from her past but will they come to her aid? Escape may come from a most unexpected place, but with it the revelation of a terrifying new threat that will push Erica to her limits! MAR220779

VAMPIRE SLAYER (BUFFY) #2 $4.99 Page 216
Sarah Gailey and Irene Flores
Willow is still coping with what she and Giles did when he asks her to come to the Library immediately. But when she shows up, Giles isn’t alone.
Facing new challenges, Willow’s resolve is tested, while Faith is introduced to a familiar slayer. MAR220821

DENPA BOOKS

BOYS OF THE DEAD $14.95 Page 438
Douji Tomita
A truck pulls into a sleepy roadside diner. Within, a pair of young men argue over something before stepping into the restaurant for some grub and some assistance. Apparently their car is having engine trouble and they need a new car battery. The cook offers his used battery and hands one of them the keys to his car before he starts preparing a pair of chili dogs. While he is over the grill, he is told a tale of chaos, violence and disorder perpetuated by undying people. A collection of six zombie-themed boys love short stories set in America. MAR222141

SICK $14.95 Page 438
Kurahashi tomo
A single volume Yaoi romance. Sudou’s living the good life. He’s good-looking, smart and has never had trouble with women, either. Coming from a good family and now enjoying his blossoming college life, things look almost ideal for him, and yet, he’s been picking on an older classmate, Kishi. MAR222142

FAIRSQUARE COMICS

ONE HIT WONDER TP $20.00 Page 312
Fabrice Sapolsky, Ariel Olivetti & Various
Richie Reese was a (terrible) child actor. He was the worst. Seriously, he couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag. His heart filled with anger, he found solace in violence and everything Mafia related. Until he joins the mob for real. That’s where we meet Richie. He’s at the top of his game. He’s internalized every bit of crazy that Hollywood has thrown at him over his decades living in Tinseltown, but he’s become very efficient hitman in the process. When one of the only people tethering him to the last shreds of his humanity is murdered, Richie starts looking for answers. But what he finds is more terrifying than he could ever have imagined. MAR221611 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FIRST SECOND BOOKS

HISTORY COMICS GN STONEWALL RIOTS SC/ HC $12.99 / $19.99 Page 317
Archie Bongiovanni, and A. Andrews
Turn back the clock with History Comics! In this volume, three teenagers–Natalia, Jax, and Rashad–are magically transported from their modern lives to the legendary Stonewall Inn in the summer of 1969. Escorted by Natalia’s eccentric abuela (and her pet cockatiel, Rocky), the friends experience the police raid firsthand and are thrown into the infamous riots that made the struggle for LGBTQ rights front-page news. MAR221634 (SC) / MAR221635 (HC)

HEAVY METAL

STARWARD #2 $2.99 Page 326
Steve Orlando and Ivan Shavrin
With one foot in the present and one foot in the cosmic past, Stephanie Cohen’s just trying to stay above water. The clock’s just struck on her twenty-first birthday, and for gift? Cataclysmic power, and a thirst for vengeance that stretches back before the Big Bang! Stephanie is Starward Purple, one of seven sisters who stood against Kaos before the dawn of time! Too bad it’s taken her all of human history to be reborn and remember. Now, Kaos has thousands of years for a head start. His creep is everywhere, lurking in every corner! Can Stephanie survive long enough to track down her sisters and take up arms against the evil holding the invisible chains holding all of us down? MAR221669

LEGENDARY COMICS

DUNE OFFICIAL MOVIE GN $24.99 Page 337
Lilah Sturges and Drew Johnson
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s seminal novel, tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #1 (JAN221517) MAR221709

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

NOTTINGHAM #7 $3.99 Page 339
David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk
Aboard a ship bound for France laden with King Richard’s ransom, the Sheriff of Nottingham finds himself in a race against time to root out a hidden killer. Maid Marian puts the first phase of her bloody plan into action. MAR221722

NOBROW

KISSES FOR JET $19.99 Page 344
Joris Bas Backer
In 1999, when most people think that the world is about to end with the Y2K crash on the eve of the new Millennium, Jet is just trying to get through high school. When their Mom moves to another country to work on fixing the Millennium bug, Jet is forced to stay at a boarding house while they finish the school year, and they’re not pleased about it. As Jet slowly starts to feel overwhelmed by their peers, they begin to notice that they don’t feel like the other girls in their class. As new feelings start to emerge, Jet slowly begins to realise that they may be more of a boy than a girl. This coming-of-gender graphic novel debut from trans creator Joris Bas Backer is an enlightening and often hilarious tale that casts light on what it was like to be transgender before information and help was more accessible and widespread. MAR221747

ONI PRESS

DEWDROP TP $9.99 Page 349
K. O’Neill
From the author of The Tea Dragon Society comes Dewdrop, the delightful children’s tale of an adorable axolotl who cheers on his underwater friends as they each bring their talents to the pond’s sports fair! Dewdrop is an easygoing, gentle axolotl who enjoys naps, worm pie, and cheerleading. When the yearly sports fair nears, he and his friends–Mia the weightlifting turtle, Newman the musical newt, and three minnows who love to cook–get ready to showcase their skills to the whole pond! However, as the day of the fair gets closer, Dewdrop’s friends can’t help putting pressure on themselves to be the best. It’s up to Dewdrop to remind them how to be mindful, go at their own pace, and find joy in their own achievements.MAR221752

RICK AND MORTY INFINITY HOUR #3 $3.99 Page 351
Magdalene Visaggio and Marc Ellerby
Deep behind enemy lines, our heroes prepare for a valiant escape attempt, while the fate of entire galaxy hangs in the balance. Rick, Birdperson, Wubbo, and co. need to make it back to the rebel base, armed with new information that could tip the scales of the war. Plus…just who is Dr. Infinity? MAR221756

SEASON OF BRUJA #4 $3.99 Page 350
Aaron Duran and Sara Soler
Althalia Cabrera has spent her entire life learning her family’s magic, but she is not yet ready to wield it as her own. Ready or not, that’s exactly what she has to do now that her beloved abuela has died after a bizarre encounter with a priest. Truly alone for the first time in her life, and devastated by grief, Althalia is tempted by darker forces to boost her powers in an attempt to pull Isadora back from the afterlife. MAR221753

SPACE TRASH HC VOL 1 $21.99 Page 346
Jenn Woodall
In 2115, Earth has been abandoned as a lost cause, and humankind has moved on to space colonization. At a decrepit high school on the moon for underprivileged youth, Stab, Yuki, and Una are three teenagers who try to keep their boredom and resentment at bay by fighting rival gangs and cliques, hanging out, and sleeping their way through class, all while trying to avoid punishment from the student council. Fights over turf, respect, and snacks lead to unearthing an exciting secret, but is their friendship strong enough to forge a new future? MAR221749

PANTHEON BOOKS

OUR COLORS $32.50 Page 446
Gengoroh Tagame
Set in contemporary suburban Japan, Our Colors is the story of Sora Itoda, a sixteen-year-old aspiring painter who experiences his world in synesthetic hues of blues and reds and is governed by the emotional turbulence of being a teenager. He wants to live honestly as a young gay man in high school, but that is still not acceptable in Japanese society. His world changes forever when he meets Mr. Amamiya, a middle-aged gentleman who is the owner and proprietor of a local coffee shop and is completely, unapologetically out as a gay man. A mentorship and platonic friendship ensues as Sora comes out to him and agrees to paint a mural in the shop, and Mr. Amamiya counsels Sora about how to deal with who he is. But it won’t be easy. MAR222196

SELFMADEHERO

ART MASTERS SERIES GN VOL 9 GEORGIA O KEEFE $19.99 Page 368
Maria Herreros
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), the American artist known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes, was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. During her lifetime, which spanned almost a century, she became widely recognized for her enormous contribution to modern art. Drawing mainly from O’Keeffe’s letters, which are depicted in this biography, artist Maria Herreros delves into O’Keeffe’s deepest self: a tireless traveler, a nature lover, a strong and emancipated woman who carved her own determined path through life and did it her way.
MAR221888 [The notoriously private O’Keefe has been widely speculated to have been bisexual.]

SEVEN SEAS

I THINK I TURNED MY FRIEND INTO A GIRL VOL 1 $13.99 Page 448
Azusa Banjo
It’s a familiar story: a popular high school student gives their plain friend a makeover and transforms their life. But this time, the path to a new life isn’t quite so straight and narrow. Kenshirou Midou has loved cosmetics all his life, keeping his obsession secret from almost everyone except for his childhood friend Hiura Mihate. One day, Kenshirou gets permission to practice applying makeup on Hiura, and the results are earth-shattering: Hiura’s appearance transforms from a plain, undersized boy to a pretty, petite girl, and Kenshirou discovers just how freeing it is to apply his passion! Yet he’s not the only one who finds the process liberating. Hiura likes the makeup, and the subsequent “dress-up” in feminine clothes, and decides to start wearing the girls’ uniform to school. Kenshirou doesn’t understand if he’s unlocked something in Hiura, or if he’s simply seeing a new side to his childhood buddy that he never noticed before. What are these feelings bubbling between them now–is this attraction truly new? MAR222210

SYRUP YURI ANTHOLOGY VOL 4 $13.99 Page 450
Various
Indulge in more sweetness! Volume 4 of Syrup serves up a second helping of stories about love between women that focus on that first magical night. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXI #11 (NOV211995) MAR222229

YOUNG LADIES DONT PLAY FIGHTING GAMES VOL 3 $12.99 Page 451
Eri Ejima
Kuromi Girls’ Academy is a refined, elegant school that expects the very best in deportment from its young ladies. Aya got into this peerless rich-girls’ institution on a scholarship, and hopes to grow as lovely as her fellow student and idol Shirayui. But Shirayui hides a terrible secret: she’s a trash-talking, combo-chaining, newbie-stomping, ruthless hardcore gamer! Could a mutual indulgence in no-holds-barred video game combat grow into a deeper rapport between these two girls? MAR222234

STREET NOISE BOOKS

GAY GIANT A MEMOIR GN $19.99 Page 380
Gabriel Ebensperger
A child who feels like an outsider in a world that’s set against him. A boy who sings on the playground instead of playing soccer, who likes Barbies, and whose secretly favorite car is the one called Tutti Frutti. Gabriel Ebensperger shares with us his struggles with his own inadequacy, his feelings of guilt, and above all, his fear that his “difference” will be discovered. The vibrant bright pink pages of Gay Giant paint a picture of what it was like to grow up being gay in the ’90s, through the voice of an endearing character, who on the way to becoming an adult realizes that the rejection of the world is never over, and that true acceptance comes from within yourself. MAR221918

SUBLIME

CHANGE WORLD VOL 2 $12.99 Page 419
Yuu Minaduki
Yosuke’s dream relationship with his old high school crush Arimura hits some turbulence when Masato Hozumi, a former college classmate of Arimura’s, makes an appearance. Arimura has decided to take a position working overseas, putting the lovers at odds. Determined to find out the cause of his boyfriend’s strange behavior, Yosuke confronts Hozumi and learns of the troublemaker’s true intentions!
For mature audiences. MAR222047

FINDER DELUXE ED VOL 11 $14.99 Page 419
Ayano Yamane
Asami faces off against his greatest enemy yet, and worried for Akihito’s safety, he tells him to wait somewhere safe. But sitting idly by has never been Akihito’s thing, so he insists on staying by Asami’s side. The two know that when the big showdown begins, there will be no turning back. Will they prevail once again, or has their luck finally run out? MAR222048

HIS FAVORITE VOL 12 $12.99 Page 419
Suzuki Tanaka
Yoshida and Sato may be a loving couple now, but things are never easy. There’s always something or someone getting in the way of their relationship taking the next step. Can these lovebirds finally get closer by ringing in the new year together? MAR222049

TITAN

DOCTOR WHO ORIGINS #1 $3.99 Page 384
Jody Houser, Roberta Ingranata, and Warina Sahadewa
A brand new, never before seen adventure featuring the fugitive Doctor in her comics debut! MAR221923

TOKYO POP

BREATH OF FLOWERS VOL 2 $10.99 Page 456
CALY
Azami always thought she was only attracted to boys, but after the unexpected revelation that her long-time crush Gwyn is actually a girl, she quickly learns that love doesn’t have to be limited by gender. Now, the two of them are a happy couple, and lovestruck Azami couldn’t be more excited to do all the cute relationship things she’s read about in romantic manga! Unfortunately, their new relationship comes with new challenges as well. When Gwyn spends the summer at basketball camp and transfers to a new school, Azami has to learn how to cope with her anxieties and jealousy in a healthy way. MAR222254 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DOUBLE VOL 4 $12.99 page 454
Ayako Noda
Scatterbrained Takara Takarada is an undiscovered genius actor who fully embodies every character he’s cast as, delivering unforgettable performance after performance onstage. But this genius can only be brought forth by his best friend and fellow actor, Yuuji Kamojima, who cares for Takara even as he envies him for his innate talent. When it takes the two of them together to bring a character to life, what will happen when Takara is scouted away from their small-time theater troupe and thrust into the new world of television instead? MAR222251

YURI ESPOIR VOL 1 $12.99 Page 454
Mai Naoi
After finding out she is to be forced into an marriage of convenience as soon as she graduates high school, Kokoro sees her life ending before her eyes at her father’s wishes. And so in her final year of high school, she decides to indulge in her love of other women, and create an incredible sketchbook of lesbian romance to leave behind as her legacy. As she observes the young women of her town, she learns more about their desires, their struggles, and the unpredictable whims of love. MAR222253

VAULT / WONDERBOUND

BARBARIC HARVEST BLADES ONE SHOT $5.99 Page 400
Michael Morici, Nathan Gooden, and Richard Pace
Like a punch in the privates, Barbaric is back! Bloodier and more irreverent than ever. In this one-shot, Owen, the barbarian cursed to do good, is forced out of hiding and back to his old B.S.! A whole bunch of violence, ethically approved, of course, by his moral compass, the talking Axe! Find out for yourself why Entertainment Weekly, Thrillist, Screen Rant, and a whole bunch of other people called Barbaric one of the best comics of 2021. The first of many one-shots that further explore the world of Barbaric, whose second arc, Axe To Grind, arrives in July! MAR221981

HEATHEN DELUXE EDITION #4 $7.99 Page 404
Natasha Alterici and Ashley Woods
As they set out to free Aydis from the goddess Freya’s grasp, Brynhild and Sigurd find trouble brewing in a rural village. Brynhild feels compelled to intervene. Meanwhile, with the help of a quiet ally, Aydis strikes a crucial blow against the enemy. MAR221992

LUNAR ROOM #5 $4.99 Page 403
Danny Lore and Giorgia Sposito
Angie’s hunt for a fallen apex predator leads to her confronting the love of her life. But it turns out this encounter can trace its roots to another romance, decades ago, between Gloria and one of Solar City’s eternal powers. The story of Solar City — and who runs it — has always been a story of lovers. MAR221990

VERTICAL

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY VOL 18 $12.95 Page 457
Fumi Yoshinaga
“From the James Tripee Award Winning author, Fumi Yoshinaga, comes a casual romance between two 40-year-old men and the many meals they share together. A hard-working middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings and enjoy delicately prepared home cooked meals!” MAR222265

VIZ

FANGIRL MANGA VOL 2 $16.99 Page 424
Rainbow Rowell and Sam Maggs
Cath just wants to hang out with her twin sister and write fanfiction. But now that they’re in college her sister doesn’t have time for her. And life keeps pulling Cath further and further out of her shell. For the first time ever, Cath has her own social circle. There’s Nick, the handsome classmate who wants her to write short stories with him and then Levi who keeps showing up when she isn’t looking for him. Actually, maybe Cath’s circle is more of a triangle? MAR222061

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