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LGBTQA Previews Mat 2024 Part 1

Hello there! Yours truly is experiencing some crunch time with some other projects so this will be short. Shout outs to the Becoming Who We Are anthology featuring nine stories by trans creators. Look for it from A Wave Blue World. Good news if you missed the super sweet and romantic Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine, Hank Jones, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Oni Press is giving the story the deluxe hardcover treatment with new material! To quote publisher Dutton Books, Breathe – Journeys To Healthy Binding is “[a] graphic guide to chest binding with real-life stories and research-backed advice from bestselling Gender Queer author Maia Kobabe and University of Michigan professor Sarah Peitzmeier.” And don’t forget the latest Abbott trade by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela! Faith returns in a two parter from Valiant!

There are lots of good comics, graphic novels and manga this month so please check the list out! Thank you!

Looking for comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW? You’ll find them over here in part two when it’s finished. Comics and graphic novels appear on the list if creators identify as LGBTQA+ or are allies or if the work include queer characters or themes.

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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A WAVE BLUE WORLD INC

BECOMING WHO WE ARE $16.99 Page 240
Sammy Lisel, Lilah Sturges, Hazel Reed Newlevant & Various
In a collection of stories from across the spectrum of real-life experience, nine members of the trans community share their inspirational childhood stories. These are tales of questioning, affirming, transitioning, and growing up; courageous, gripping accounts from musicians, actors, teachers, scientists, forest rangers, and activists of how they overcame their unique challenges to become who they truly are. MAR241344

AHOY

MY BAD ESCAPE FROM PECULIAR ISLAND #1 $3.99 Page 219
Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman, and Peter Krause
An outrageous new adventure in the series that ‘very much has a JM DeMatteis/Keith Giffen/Kevin Maguire vibe for you Justice League Of Bwah-Ha-Ha fans out there.’-Bleeding Cool. Unmasked and exposed, the crime-fighting Chandelier is finally defeated-by the IRS! Former US President John ‘Amazing’ Adams assumes governorship of the tropical Peculiar Islands! Featuring a Zap-worthy ‘underground’ incentive cover by Shannon Wheeler. 0324AH320

ALOHA COMICS

HERE U ARE HC VOL 1 $19.99 Page 220
DJUN
Here U Are is a story of incredible chemistry between two very different characters. Li Huan is a college freshman, quick to push people away. Yu Yang’s job is to help new students like him. But how can he approach such a gloomy giant?! As they gradually grow closer, the two of them will experience many things: good, bad, and sometimes even dangerous. Sophomore Yu Yang is a real treasure. He has a cheerful, easy-going, and emphatic personality. Seniors look up to him, and he knows how to stand up for himself. Freshman Lu Huan is moody and taciturn, haughty and, at times, outright rude. How will these two manage to get along, and where will it lead them? (1 of 3) MAR241206

AWA

DEATH RATIOD $6.99 Page 248
Mark Russell and Laci
In this futuristic dark comedy by Eisner and ‘Ringo Award-winning writer Mark Russell, life and death are ruled by social media. One too many dislikes…and you’re dead. When Arnold awakes from a coma twenty years into the future, he discovers that society is now ruled by social media. Enough ‘likes’ and ‘upvotes’ can unlock fame and fortune but – watch your step! – enough ‘thumbs down’ clicks and the collar around your neck explodes. And you’re done. Now, confused and running on his last Like, Arnold must navigate a world in which the slightest online misstep can have fatal consequences. 0324AW324

LITTLE BLACK BOOK #2 $3.99 Page 250
Jeff McComsey and Felipe Cunha
The hardboiled neo-western crime thriller continues! Cole, a handyman in over his head and hunted by a vengeful crime family, has just escaped a brush with death thanks to a little help from a mysterious figure from his past. Now, he must race to save his pregnant wife while dealing with the fallout of his savior’s reappearance. Does time heal all wounds? Or are new wounds about to be opened? 0324AW326

BOOM

ABBOTT 1979 TP $19.99 Page 72
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
On the eve of the 1980s and the Reagan Administration, Detroit is burdened with an oppressive darkness-both political and supernatural. Dejected and tough tabloid reporter Elena Abbott, who previously defeated the occult forces responsible for her husband’s death, must dig herself out from rock bottom if she’s going to save Detroit from the Umbra, one last time. Collects Abbott:1979 #1 -5. MAR240101

ALL-NEW FIREFLY THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAYNE VOL 1 $17.99 Page 76
David M. Booher and Simona Di Gianfelice
Jayne drifts in space, isolated except for painful memories, starship debris, and guilt. Meanwhile, a distress call from Requiem greets the crew, hinting at where the relics really came from where did the monks find them, and what secret Alliance connection do they have? Captain Kaylee is determined to know. Can the crew of the Serenity retake Requiem and defeat the Tax Collector once and for all? What’s more, Jayne will go to any length to save his son, but it won’t be enough, as a beloved member of the spaceship Serenity will make the ultimate sacrifice. Collects All-New Firefly #9-10 and All-New Firefly: Big Damn Finale #1. MAR240119

BRIAR #5 $3.99 Page 52
Christopher Cantwell and Alex Lins
In the wake of slaying Deadcrawl, Grendrid’s henchman, Briar and her companions have become quite the band of bounty hunters, with a reputation for murder and mayhem that belies their chivalrous intentions. But overzealous local authorities are not the only foes Briar will face, as Spider hatches a plan that will get them closer than ever to Briar’s malevolent fairy godmother-to the castle of Grendrid herself! MAR240025

GRIM #17 $3.99 Page 60
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
As the new story arc continues to shake up the afterlife, Jess and her crew of Reapers fight an all-out war against Annabel, who cannot be allowed to continue causing chaos.
Jessica Harrow has no other options but to raise an army, but it may be too late as Annabel’s powers grow even stronger, and The End could decide to make an appearance at any time. MAR240050

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #23 $3.99 Page 59
Tate Brombal and Antonio Fuso
As the Butcher’s War continues into its third chapter, a troubled hunter broods in shame and defeat, but revenge isn’t something that only Jace can lay claim to. However, after Jace left so many of the House of Slaughter’s ranks dead, he isn’t the only threat, as opportunists arise among those who pursue him in New Orleans. MAR240043

I HEART SKULL-CRUSHER! #3 $4.99 Page 79
Josie Campbell and Alessio Zonno
Mid-series mayhem unfolds as the team faces not just their own challenges with cooperation, but a brand new goalieX one more outrageous than they ever expected. Team building is what they need, but what exactly does Coach Blood have in mind? Will his quite frankly, unhinged methods bring the results they’ve been looking for? MAR240123

MAN’S BEST #3 $4.99 Page 70
Pornsak Pichetshote and Jesse Lonergan
In the middle chapter of the epic space adventure featuring 3 animal best friends on a quest to save the earth, the splendor of the planet does little to comfort Athos as they feel at fault for the recent tragedy in the midst of searching for their missing comrade. And as they enter a new psychic realm and literally form a much deeper connection than before, what challenges and new discoveries lie ahead as they continue their desperate mission? MAR240088

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #37 $3.99 Page 56
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera
Years before the foundational Archer’s Peak Saga, this standalone story continues the formative look at Erica Slaughter’s early days before she became the hunter she is now! When encountering a species of monster she’s unfamiliar with killing, what lessons will this young hunter learn as she faces a foe that could finally outwit her? MAR240031

DEAD SKY PUBLISHING LLC

DEPROG #3 $4.99 Page 270
Tina Horn and Lisa Sterle
With Les going undercover in the Adaptogentic desert bathhouse, Tate and Vera are staked out in a sleazy motel. As Les attempts to resist seductive hippie girls, Vera finally learns the backstory of Tate’s cult upbringing, which is weirder than anyone could have possibly imagined. MAR241515

DSTLRY

ONE FOR SORROW #1 $8.99 Page 282
Jamie McKelvie
Jamie McKelvie is back with his first solo creator owned project in over a decade! London, 1900. The capital hums with the energy of the new era, but something darker lurks beneath the surface. A monstrous figure stalks the city’s criminal underworld at night, leaving a trail of bloody corpses in its wake. Rumors about the mysterious killer spread like wildfire. It’s a demon. A phantom. An angel of vengeance. Nothing can kill it. Nothing can stop it. And once it picks a new target, well, he better have a coffin picked out, because he’s already dead. The only clue that a baffled police force has to work with is the black and white feather left on each corpse, leading the press to dub the killer The Magpie. Is the Magpie killing at random, or is there a pattern that no one else can see? Three individuals, strangers to each other, might together have the answer. Madame Hendrikov, the Russian medium with an upper-class clientele desperate for the secrets of the dead. Bess Turner, the East End barmaid caught up in the schemes of an organized crime gang. And Ignatious Thorn, the world’s most famous consulting detective, brought to ruin by horrific tragedy. One For Sorrow is an intensely stylish, supernatural suspense thriller, full of kinetic action, bloody revenge, and ghostly mystery. 0324DY342

DUTTON BOOKS FYR

BREATHE – JOURNEYS TO HEALTHY BINDING SC $10.99 Page 272
Maia Kobabe and Dr. Sarah Peitzmeier
A graphic guide to chest binding with real-life stories and research-backed advice from bestselling Gender Queer author Maia Kobabe and University of Michigan professor Sarah Peitzmeier. Breathe arose from the need for an evidence-based resource for folks considering chest binding as gender-affirming care. Its original form was a 32-page digital-only ‘zine, but Peitzmeier and Kobabe saw potential for reaching a wider audience with an expanded version with more art and more exploration of what the research really shows about binding, designed to be easily readable as a printed book. Peitzmeier and her research team interviewed many people of different ages and backgrounds about their journeys with binding. The result is both a practical resource for trans and nonbinary folks and an engaging and perspective-broadening read for anyone interested in what it means to be on a journey of expressing one’s gender in the ways that are joyful, healthy, and affirming. MAR241533

DYNAMITE

GARGOYLES QUEST #4 $4.99 Page 105
Greg Wesiman and Walter Geovani
Despite Goliath’s heroic efforts to stop her, Demona has succeeded in assembling the three New Keys to Power X and now, with all of humanity helpless to resist her commands, she faces a final showdown with the Manhattan Clan! MAR240209

FAIRSQUARE

DEAR BODY TP $24.99 Page unlisted
Lea Bordier, Carole Maurel & Various
12 women and non binary people describe their relationship with their bodies in their own words. Illustrated by 12 brilliant artists. A stunning and creative graphic novel about body positivity. Our Bodies. Our Rules. Our Stories. For years, Lea Bordier has interviewed over 70 women and non-binary people from all walks of life about themselves and their bodies on her YouTube channel. With the help of 12 female and non-binary cartoonists, Lea has adapted hundreds of hours of interviews into a graphic novel packed with 12 powerful and emotional stories. This is a journey into the lives of twelve women and non-binary people and their relationship with their bodies, in their own words. Dear Body is an important and visually stunning graphic novel about body positivity. (OFFERED AGAIN) MAR241589

LADY-BIRD TP $14.99 Page unlisted
Fabrice Sapolsky, Dawn J. Starr, and Daniele Sapuppo
Two young women, with extraordinary powers, living 100 years apart, have to find the way to break free! In 1911, Vega de Ortega is a very shy and naive young woman. She’s touring Europe as the Lady-Bird, going from city to city, from Circus from Circus, bringing joy to people of all ages. But she’s uncomfortable with everything happening around her. Her benefactor, Count San Remo, has convinced her to become a weapon of War. Unhappy and Afraid, she has to free herself. In 2022, Mina is a prisoner. Everyday, a nurse comes to take samples of her blood and use it as currency for a pharmaceutical company. She has no idea who she is. Why she’s even being kept captive. But an earthquake gives Mina an opportunity to escape and discover how she’s different from everyone, how she’s a Lad-Bird too! Two Lady-Birds. Two eras. Same incredible powers: They can fly and their genes are unlike any other known being on the planet. Who are they? And how can they be connected. (OFFERED AGAIN)MAR241587

HARPER ALLEY

LUNAR BOY GN $15.99 (SC)/ $24.99 (HC) Page 312
Jes Wibowo and Cin Wibowo
The Witch Boy meets Stargazing in Lunar Boy, a debut middle grade graphic novel by twin creators Jes and Cin Wibowo, which follows the story of Indu, a young trans boy from the moon in this touching coming-of-age story. Indu, a boy from the moon, feels like he doesn’t belong. He hasn’t since he and his adoptive mom disembarked from their spaceshipXtheir home to live on Earth with their new blended family. The kids at school think he’s weird; he has a crush on his pen pal, who might not like him back; and his stepfamily doesn’t seem to know what to do with him. Worst of all, Indu can’t even talk to his mom about how he’s feeling because she’s so busy. In a moment of loneliness, Indu calls out to the moon, begging them to take him back. And against all odds, the moon hears him and agrees to bring him home on the first day of the New Year. But as the promised day draws nearer, Indu finds friendship in unlikely places and must decide: Is he willing to give up what he’s just found? MAR24169 (SC) / MAR241695 (HC)

IRON CIRCUS COMICS

INDIGINERDS TALES FROM MODERN INDIGENOUS LIFE GN $20.00 Page 326
Various
First Nations culture is living, vibrant, and evolving, and generations of Indigenous kids have grown up with pop culture creeping inexorably into our lives. From gaming to social media, pirate radio to garage bands, Star Trek to D&D, and missed connections at the pow wow, Indigenous culture is so much more than how it’s usually portrayed. Indignerds is here to celebrate those stories! Featuring an all-Indigenous creative team, Indignerds is an exhilarating anthology collecting 11 stories about Indigenous people balancing traditional ways of knowing with modern pop culture. Includes work by Alina Pete, PJ Underwood, Kameron White, Rhael McGregor, and many more! Many if not all the creators were listed as queer in Iron Circus promotional material. MAR241725

KODANSHA

KEI X YAKU BOUND BY LAW VOL 1 $13.99 Page 416
Yoshie Kaoruhara
Opposite sides of the law flirt with danger and each other in a tangled web of political intrigue that is fraught with deception and secrets. Ichiro, an agent with the Tokyo Metropolitan Public Security Bureau, receives orders to make contact with and closely surveil Shiro, a yakuza hotshot whose bed partners include a considerable amount of influential male politicians. The mission takes an unexpected turn when they realize they’ve both been pursuing the same cold case: the disappearance of Rion Nakaba, Ichiro’s senior and Shiro’s sister. Determined to uncover the truth, the two secretly team up under the guise of lovers to try and pick up her trail… MAR242112

SAILOR MOON NAOKO TAKEUCHI COLLECTION VOL 8 $12.99 Page 417
Naoko Takeuchi
Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Featuring an updated translation and high page count in a more affordable, portable edition, perfect to go wherever you or the magical guardian in your life want to take it. MAR242117

TURNS OUT MY ONLINE FRIEND IS MY REAL LIFE BOSS VOL 1 $17.99 Page 418
Nmura
A nerdy workplace BL dramedy manga perfect for fans of Cherry Magic!, Candy Color Paradox, and Yagi the Bookshop Goat, from the creator of The Yearning Fox Lies in Wait. Over 300 pages of manga in one volume! Hashimoto is a perfectly average salaryman, working a repetitive office job, made all the worse by his stylish, strait-laced boss, who insists everything be done by the book. Whatever he does for this perfectionist, it’s just not good enough! Thankfully, Hashimoto can go home to his favorite online video game, where he can unload on the forgiving shoulders of his best friend, whom he knows only by the name “Uma.” The duo make plans to meet in person, but when they do, Hashimoto is horrified by a revelation that will change his entire life! MAR242125

KUMA

YATA MOMO VOL 1 $15.95 Page 419
Harada
Good-for-nothing himbo Momo lacks the ability to look after himself, while Yata is a reliable but simple lug. The two get off to the worst possible start when Yata comes across Momo during a post-sex clean-up in a public restroom. Taking advantage of Yata’s kindness, Momo ends up staying at his apartment. As he spends more time with Yata, the once-slovenly Momo starts to change… But in the midst of this, Momo’s previous “owner” shows up. MAR242131

LITTLE BROWN INK

UPSTAGED GN $12.99 (SC) / $24.99 (HC) Page 330
Robin Easter
Ever since sixth grade, Ashton Price and their best friend and enduring crush, Ivy Santos, have spent their summers together at theater camp. Now it’s their last year before they part ways for high school, and Ash is determined to end it on a high note! With Ash as stage manager and Ivy the lead in this year’s musical, this summer’s shaping up to be everything the two could have hoped for. Maybe Ash will even work up the courage to ask Ivy out! But between Ivy rehearsing long hours with her co-lead and Ash throwing themself into an ambitious stage production, will they end up drifting apart instead? As summer wanes and September looms, Ash and Ivy’s friendship will change forever, one way or another. MAR241754 (SC) / MAR241755 (HC)

MAD CAVE STUDIOS / MAVERICK

NOTTINGHAM #12 $4.99 Page 339
David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk
Trial by combat! The Siege of Nottingham begins in the wake of a gruesome death at the heart of the castle. The Sheriff fights for the life of an old enemy as Marian’s control over the city falters. 0324MA374

PRINCESS GWENEVERE AND THE JEWEL RIDERS TP VOL 01 $14.99 Page 341
Jordie Bellaire and Koi Carreon
Join Gwenevere, the princess of Avalon and wielder of the Sun Stone, and her friends, Fallon and Tamara, on a quest to keep Avalon safe as enchanted Jewel Riders. While the girls remain friends, things are not as they once were. Gwenevere-once the leader of the Jewel Riders-has had to take a step back from being a Jewel Rider in order to step into a new role as the future queen. When Merlin begins acting oddly, it’s a sign that evil Wild Magic has returned to the kingdom-and so has a foe the Jewel Riders thought they’d once vanquished. With her kingdom, friends, and magic on the line, Gwenevere must choose between the life she loves and knows as a Jewel Rider and her newfound duties. Come join our circle of friends on an enchanted, new adventure for Young Adult readers! 0324MA376

SANCTION #1 $4.99 Page 336
Ray Fawkes and Antonio Fuso
Leningrad, 1987. When a woman’s corpse is discovered on New Year’s Day, a hungover Detective Pavel Smirnoff hands off the case to his partner, Detective Boris Dimitrovich, hoping he’ll close it without fuss. Instead, Dimitrovich uncovers a connection to an old, unsolved crime, dragging them both into an investigation that puts their careers – and possibly their lives – at risk. 0324MA377

MAGMA COMIX

SCALE TRADE #1 $3.99 Page 342
Steve Orlando and Megan Huang
In a modern-day world one step removed from our own, dragons are a highly respected-and highly endangered-species, but poaching is an existential threat. When a young idealist joins the federal agency tasked with managing dragon populations, he quickly discovers that the entire system is corrupt. After seeing firsthand the cruelty of the system, our newly radicalized dragon savior takes matters into his own hands! Eisner Award nominated writer Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man 2099) teams with Megan Huang (Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) for a fantasy-meets-reality story that’s sure to make your heart race and warm it as well. 0324MM383

MASSIVE

MISFORTUNES EYES #3 $4.99 Page unlisted
Brooklynn Prince and Aliz Fernandez
Eisner and GLAAD Award nominee Eva Abrera is the co-founder of Mexican studio BoudikaComics. She drew Archie Comics’ Vixens, Black Mask Studio’s Kim & Kim, and has done covers for Boom Studios’ Adventure Time comics. From Critics’ Choice Award Winning Actress, Brooklynn Prince comes this limited series full of excitement! Vivian must protect Nana from the Reavers. With no help from Briar, she’s on her own. In the final moments of issue two, Vivian discovered something she could never have predicted – the same aura that surrounded the cat, just before it died, now surrounds Nana. What does this revelation mean for Nana’s future and can Vivian somehow prevent it? MAR241009

ONI PRESS

CHEF’S KISS DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 Page 353
Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine, and Hank Jones
2023 Alex Award Winner | 2023 Eisner Award Nominee | 2023 GLAAD Award Nominee | 2023 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens | 2022 New York Public Library Best Book Discover Jarrett Melendez and Danica Brine’s award-winning, Eisner-nominated debut graphic novel in a beautiful deluxe hardcover edition featuring never-before-seen bonus content! When recent college grad Ben lands a job at a restaurant, he soon finds that his favorite dish is spicy sous-chef Liam . . . Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something-anything-related to his passion for reading and writing, but the job hunt isn’t going great. When he stumbles upon a ‘Now Hiring, No Experience Necessary’ sign outside a restaurant, he jumps at the chance to land his first job. But when Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super-dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and starts ditching his old college friends and his writing job plans, his future becomes much less clear. Will he follow his writing dreams or will he see what cooks up between him and Liam? Watch things start to really heat up in the kitchen in this queer new adult graphic novel written by Jarrett Melendez, illustrated by Danica Brine, colored by Hank Jones, and lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. New bonus content will include a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, author Q&A, new recipes, and behind-the-scenes process art! 0324ON392

RICK AND MORTY KINGDOM BALLS #3 $4.99 Page 351
Josh Trujillo, Ryan Little, and Jarrett Williams
Rick and Morty’s weird descent into the murky worlds of narrative conflict just got even weirder . . . The tenuous narrative realities Rick, Morty, and Jerry have been jumping through in pursuit of the Dream Balls are unraveling as they disturb the delicate balance of conflicts that were already teetering in the nuanced and bloated modern era of storytelling. Rick is so close to rescuing his former flame Julio from the mysterious Casterati, if they can just find the final remaining Dream Ball . . . back in their own world. 0324ON400

TEA DRAGON SOCIETY SLIPCASE BOX SET THE COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 Page 352
K. O’Neill
The complete collection of K. O’Neill’s enchanting, award-winning Tea Dragon books, now all together in one paperback slipcase box set! In the bewitching Tea Dragon Society series, two-time Eisner Award-winning creator K. O’Neill offers three stories featuring the enchanting world of Tea Dragons. Now collected in a beautiful paperback box set with brand-new box cover art, readers can experience The Tea Dragon Society, The Tea Dragon Festival, and The Tea Dragon Tapestry from start to finish. This charming and peaceful trilogy is heartwarming, inclusive, and absolutely magical. The Tea Dragon Society After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon caretaking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives-and eventually her own. The Tea Dragon Festival Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village, but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep. . . . But Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost. The Tea Dragon Tapestry Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series! Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng’s care, Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of the Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth. 0324ON409

TOXIC SUMMER #1 $6.99 Page 348
Derek Charm
From the mutated mind of Eisner Award winning cartoonist Derek Charm (Jughead, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) comes a monster sized 48 page nightmare beach party that will kepp you up all night…if you can live long enough to tell the tale! Best friends Ben and Leo had the perfect summer planned after high school graduation. As lifeguards in the idyllic beach town of Port Dorian, they were planning for three months of hot guys, late-night bonfires, and no regrets . . . until a toxic spill of unknown properties on the beach transformed their dream summer into a waking nightmare. Now Port Dorian is flooded with panicked tourists, a local researcher is paralyzed while investigating the spill, and a horrifying pack of subhuman monstrosities is snatching beachgoers in the night. Mix one part Riverdale with one part The Creature from the Black Lagoon and drink it down fast because this bi-monthly horror shocker comes packed with enough acidic sludge, perverted beach maniacs, and ill will to ruin anyone’s first summer away from home! 0324ON410

REBELLION / 2000AD

JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #468 $13.99 Page 364
Ales Kot & Various, P. J. Holden & Various
More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! Two new stories start: Devlin Waugh takes a break, but horror is never far away in “Two Months Off” by Ales Kot & PJ Holden; and the mutated Goya seeks a sanctuary in Death Cap: Frontier Justice by TC Eglington & Boo Cook. Elsewhere, Judge Dredd investigates a pop star in “Hard Copy” by Alec Worley & Ben Willsher, DeMarco, P.I.: No Smoke by Laura Bailey & Rob Richardson comes to an end, and Brit-Cit detective Armitage is faced with his strangest case yet in “Bullets For an Old Man” by Liam Johnson & Warren Pleece. Plus interviews, features and much more! MAR241874

SCOUT COMICS

DEATH DROP DRAG ASSASSIN TP $24.99 Page 367
David Hazan and Alex Moore
Volume 1: Out of the Closet and Into the Fire! Death Drop, a hitman turned drag queen, enters a race against time to find her missing drag sister as a mysterious rash of killings and disappearances spreads across the city. With the specter of her former mentor haunting her every step, Death Drop must decide how far she is willing to be pulled back into a life of violence in order to protect her community in this supernatural queer noir. 0324SC428

SELFMADEHERO

GEORGE SAND TRUE GENIUS TRUE WOMAN GN $22.99 Page 370
Severine Vidal and Kim Consigny
George Sand: True Genius, True Woman is a scrupulously researched and tenderly revealing biography of one of the great pioneering figures of 19th-century French literature. Born in 1804 at a time when women were deprived of their civil rights (along with minors, criminals, and the insane) Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin grew up to defy those norms, both in her life and her writing. Adopting the gender-neutral pen name George Sand, and in a career lasting over forty years as a novelist and playwright, she is best remembered today for the affairs and friendships she enjoyed with men: the composer Chopin; the painter Delacroix; the novelist Balzac. MAR241917

SEVEN SEAS

BL FIRST CRUSH ANTHOLOGY $14.99 Page 422
Kaori Tsurutani and Various
Romance can spark anywhere: on the soccer field, in the office, or in the classroom in these manga short stories by various creators. A Boys’ Love manga collection about falling in love for the first time! Whether between best friends, co-workers, classmates, or otherwise, this is a montage of the moments where sparks begin to fly. This manga collection features twenty-nine short Boys’ Love stories from a variety of hit manga artists, including the creators of BL Metamorphosis, Manly Appetites, I Think I Turned My Childhood Friend Into a Girl, and more! MAR242158

I’M IN LOVE WITH VILLAINESS VOL 6 Page 425 $12.99
Inori and Aonoshimo
Rae is delighted when Claire decides to spend summer vacation in Rae’s hometown of Euclid. She’s extra delighted when she gets to see Claire in a swimsuit! But their fun is cut short when a ghost ship drifts into the harbor crewed by the undead! The girls will need to use their magical abilities to protect the city, but they soon realize that there is a traitor close to them! Can Rae figure out who it is in time? MAR242178

MY GIRLFRIEND’S NOT HERE TODAY VOL 1 $14.99 Page 426
Kiyoko Iwami
In this salacious yuri/Girls’ Love tale by the creator of Transparent Light Blue, one young woman becomes trapped in a cycle of blackmail and infidelity. Pent up and tired of her apathetic girlfriend, Asahina Yuni turns to an anonymous online account to let it all out. It’s just another day of doomscrolling after class when Asahina gets swept away in conversation with the beautiful, outgoing Taki. When Taki turns out to be following Asahina’s private account, it’s cuteX right? Taki would never blackmail AsahinaX right? With every new lie, the web of secrets and erotic desire grows ever-tighter! MAR242183

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SILVER SPROCKET

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Leo Fox
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SUBLIME

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Meguru Hinohara
Minato has been tying himself in knots over Shizuma’s relationship with the director of the animal hospital where he works, but his lover is able to ease his mind and convince him she is of no threat to their relationship. The couple shelve the issue and get back to apartment hunting, lucking out and finding a place they both like! Will they finally get to live together, or does the universe yet again have other plans? MAR241980

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Shungiku Nakamura
Manga editor Ritsu Onodera feels like his job at Marukawa Publishing’s Emerald shojo magazine is going to drive him nuts when his boss-and first love!-Masamune Takano gives him special “homework.” He’s assigned to a brand-new manga creator making her debut, and taking this as a sign of Takano’s faith in him as an editor, Ritsu gets excited for his new project. But as soon as this new creator finds out Takano isn’t her editor, she looks clearly disappointed! Meanwhile, Ritsu extracts a promise from Takano for no kissing and no sex until he properly confesses his love for him. Takano (barely) keeps it, but he relentlessly teases Ritsu until Ritsu starts feeling the effects of intense sexual frustration. MAR24198

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