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LGBTQA Previews November 2021 Part 2

Just a heads up! If you want to see more of JLQ – even a little bit – you’ll want to get a copy of DC’s winter themed anthology Tis The Season To Be Freezin’!


You’ll find comics, TPBs, and graphic novels from Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, and Marvel either by queer and ally creators (names listed in bold) or featuring LGBTQA characters or themes. Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and BL/yaoi and yuri is here!

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

CREMA TP $19.99 Page 97
Johnnie Christmas and Dante Luiz
#1 New York Times bestselling cartoonist Johnnie Christmas and Prism Award-nominee Dante Luiz bring you a haunted tale of love, ghosts, and coffee beans. Esme, a barista, feels invisible, like a ghost. Also, when Esme drinks too much coffee she actually sees ghosts. Yara, the elegant heir to a coffee plantation, is always seen, but only has eyes for Esme. Their world is turned upside down when the strange ghost of an old-world nobleman begs Esme to take his letter from New York City to a haunted coffee farm in Brazil, to reunite him with his lost love of a century ago. Bringing sinister tidings of unrequited love. Collects the ComiXology original digital graphic novel Crema in print for the first time. SEP210277

KILLER QUEENS #4 $3.99 Page 99
David M. Booher and Claudia Balboni
The Killer Queens and their rebellion allies have been recaptured by ruthless dick-tator President Nastar. Their fluffy nemesis has finally caught up to them. The team stands before the firing squad. Things are looking…um…grim. Can an ill-conceived and poorly executed escape plan actually work? Will our heroes survive their final face-off against President Nastar and his Rhinocorn stormtroopers? More importantly, will they get paid?? Join the Killer Queens for the thrilling conclusion! SEP210280

LAGUARDIA DELUXE ED HC $29.99 Page 96
Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford
Deluxe hardcover edition of the Hugo and Eisner Award winning graphic novel! Exclusive extras include a chapter of Okorafor’s script, a new cover and never-before-seen art from Ford, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation process, an extensive process art section, and more! On a planet Earth bursting with integrated extraterrestrial life, pregnant doctor Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka is fleeing Nigeria under mysterious conditions. Her fiance doesn’t know she’s left, and she’s smuggling an illegal, sentient plant into NYC. There, she’ll be thrown into a vibrant immigrant community of humans and aliens, fighting for social justice and facing her past and her unexpected future. SEP210276

NORSE MYTHOLOGY II #6 $3.99 Page 99
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Frey, one of the Asgardian gods, falls madly in love with the giantess Gerd and in order to prove his love must determine whether he gives up his magical sword to the giants for her hand-a sword that is prophesied to saved him during Ragnarok. SEP210283

ORVILLE ARTIFACTS #2 $3.99 Page 102
David Goodman and David Cabeza
In his quest to discover a legendary fleet of starships from a lost civilization, Ed’s old astro-archeology teacher has lead the Orville into grave danger. The professor has not been entirely forthright with Ed and the crew-a fact they must now overcome if any are to survive this perilous endeavor. SEP210293

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ACTION COMICS #1037 $4.99 Page 36
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge, Miguel Mendonca, and Adriana Melo
The Warworld Saga, Part II, and the face off you’ve been waiting for! Superman and the Authority finally face Mongul and his champions head-on! The fates of Warworld and all who live under Mongul’s rule hang in the balance…but He Who Holds All Chains is better prepared than Superman knows. Not everyone walks away from this one! 0921DC092

AQUAMAN THE BECOMING #3 $3.99 Page 36
Brandon Thomas and Diego Olortegui
There’s no safe haven quite like home…if you can call the destroyed and abandoned West Coast Titans Tower home! Jackson may have eluded the Atlantean guard, but he’s in for the fight of his life with the mysterious villain Deluge, who framed Jackson for the Atlantis attack and seems hell-bent on his destruction! 0921DC094

ARKHAM CITY THE ORDER OF THE WORLD #2 $3.99 Page 4
Dan Watters and Dani
Dr. Jacosta Joy, Arkham’s last living psychiatrist, continues her descent into the Ten-Eyed Man’s world of delusion. But are his claims of ghosts and ritual purely figments of his imagination, or is there a method to his madness? Meanwhile, Dr. Double X, a man with the ability to project his soul outside of his own body, has been taken prisoner by a very friendly couple who have discovered that his powers of astral projection can be used on others…and they are addictive. But when Azrael appears in this den of sin, will anyone be safe from his cleansing fire? Join us on our second trip into the darkest corners of Gotham City and bear witness to the foul creatures, Arkhamite and Gothamite alike, that call them home. 0921DC014

BATMAN #116 & 117 $4.99 Page 4
James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jorge Jimenez, and Jorge Corona
The only thing standing between an insane, heavily armed Peacekeeper-01 and a high body count in Gotham City is Batman. Their first bout didn’t go well for the Dark Knight, but the city is on the line and he can’t let the Scarecrow’s master plan come to fruition…and whose side is Miracle Molly truly on? The penultimate chapter of “Fear State”! Backup: With the Bat comms unreliable, Oracle has instructed the Batgirls to stay in the Clock Tower while she and Nightwing investigate who’s behind the Oracle Network hacks. But with the Magistrate’s forces instructed to attack the Clock Tower, will the Batgirls make it out before it’s too late? 0921DC008

As the full scope of the Scarecrow’s plans is revealed, a bloodied Dark Knight fights for his life, and all the lives in Gotham City, against an unrelenting, unstoppable opponent. The shocking conclusion to “Fear State” is here…Will Batman ever be the same? Backup: After what happened in the Magistrate’s Skybase-01, nowhere is safe, and the Batgirls hide out in a hotel room until Babs arrives offering a plan for their future. Seer, the “Anti-Oracle,” is revealed here! And who they are will make you question everything you see moving forward in Gotham. 0921DC012

BATMAN 2021 ANNUAL #1 $5.99 Page 25
James Tynion IV and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Batman #107-111 have featured an epic, brutal tale of Batman’s frenemy Ghost-Maker in the backup stories…and the senses-shattering conclusion to the saga is here! Ghost-Maker has fought his way across Devil Skull Island, and he’s about to face every single villain from his rogues gallery…at once? Can even this legendary warrior survive the onslaught? 0921DC069

BATMAN FEAR STATE OMEGA #1 $4.99 Page 10
James Tynion IV and Riccardo Federici
As Gotham’s Fear State comes to a close, a new day dawns on the city…one without Batman. But the Dark Knight’s absence does not mean the city is without heroes. Join James Tynion IV and Riccardo Federici as they bring “Fear State” to its conclusion and introduce a new status quo that will reverberate throughout the DCU for years to come. 0921DC036

BATMAN SECRET FILES THE GARDENER #1 $4.99 Page 7
James Tynion IV and Christian Ward
She is shrouded in mystery, her motives a secret, and one cannot help but ask: Who is Bella Garten, a.k.a. the Gardener, really? Green-thumbed storytellers James Tynion IV and Christian Ward dig deep into her past and unearth the secret origin of the latest addition to Batman’s rogues gallery. Learn not only how Bella Garten came to know Pamela Isley, but how she was integral to the origin of the woman who would one day be known to all as Poison Ivy. 0921DC023

BATMAN SUPERMAN AUTHORITY SPECIAL #1 $5.99 Page 24
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Trevor Hairsine, Jonathan Glapion, and Ben Templesmith
Following Mongul’s brazen attack on Earth, Superman’s world has been turned upside down: conflict between Atlantis and the surface world, the discovery of an immensely powerful new element, dead refugees with mysterious ties to Krypton, and expulsion from the Justice League! When Superman re-forms the experimental, antiestablishment Authority to join him in liberating Warworld, Batman comes to them with a request: join him for one unorthodox, off-the-books mission first, one he could never ask the Justice League to be a part of…and one he doesn’t expect everyone to come back from. 0921DC067

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #10 $7.99 Page 5
Meghan Fitzmartin, Tini Howard, Dan Watters, Sam Johns, Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque, Christian Duce, Nikola Cizmesija, and Karl Mostert
Tim Drake goes to make peace with Batman before he leaves Gotham. Superstar writer Tini Howard makes her DC debut on a Nightwing, Oracle, and Batgirls holiday spectacular. Azrael faces down the new villain the Poor Fellow. And Tweedle Dum has to make a grave decision. 0921DC116

CATWOMAN #37 $3.99 Page8
Ram V and Nina Vakueva
Catwoman’s attempts to keep Alleytown, and those around her, safe from collateral damage have failed. Simon Saint, the Wight Witch, Father Valley, and the Magistrate have all compromised her newly founded kingdom and brought her entire life to the brink. But despite Selina’s dreams of queenhood crashing down around her, there is still hope in the form of the Alleytown Strays. Could these children, trained by Selina, be her salvation? Or will they, too, pay for their involvement with Catwoman with their lives? And with Queen Ivy and Ivy aware of each other now, will they destroy the city or become one again? 0921DC026

CRUSH & LOBO #6 $3.99 Page 38
Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan
A madcap bounty hunt across the galaxy is nothing without a little romance! Crush’s search for Lobo is getting pretty demoralizing, so when a sad alien girl mistakes Crush for her blind date…why NOT go along with it? And relive every bad relationship choice Crush has ever made? And still find Lobo before her prison monitor blows her to bits? 0921DC124

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #1 $3.99 Page 18
Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri
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n entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems. From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational tale of good and evil within a brand-new DCU! 0921DC054

DC VS VAMPIRES #2 $3.99 Page 39
James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, and Otto Schmidt
The war for the very survival of the human race has begun! A mysterious new vampire lord has already put a plan in motion to conquer the Earth, and the first step is-destroy the Justice League! But the World’s Greatest Detective might be Earth’s last hope, and it’s time for the Bat-Family to hunt! 0921DC132

DETECTIVE COMICS #1045 $4.99 Page 9
Mariko Tamaki, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Mora,and David Lapham
Batman and Mayor Nakano have freed themselves from the Vile parasite-infected sewers of Gotham City…only to find the nightmare has risen higher than they had imagined! With the city streets being overtaken by larger, (somehow even more) horrific creatures, these two enemies must put aside their differences and save the city-while there’s still time! This skin-crawling, heart-pounding, terror-inducing installment of “Fear State” will change the nature of the Dark Knight and Mayor Nakano forever, and cast an eerie shadow over the next major Bat-event to come… Then, in “Foundations” part two, Batman runs into an unlikely ally in his investigation at the Arkham Tower construction site, and believe us, Harley Quinn has a lot to say about all this! 0921DC031

DETECTIVE COMICS 2021 ANNUAL #1 $5.99
Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg, and David Lapham
“We don’t choose who we save, Bruce. You treat the patient who needs your help.”-Thomas Wayne “Shadows of the Bat” begins here! In the prelude to January’s epic new Detective Comics event, Mayor Nakano has signed off on the construction of a new Arkham Tower in the heart of Gotham City, and the Bat-Family is torn. Batman has long seen Arkham as a necessary, if flawed, cog in the gears of Gotham City-a temporary solution to larger problems that in many ways mirrors his approach as Batman. Nightwing, however, who grew up watching Arkham mutate into a villain factory, believes a different approach is needed. But Bruce and Dick will need to see eye to eye on more than just Arkham Tower, as a new villain known as the Maeger Man wreaks havoc in the streets and becomes the embodiment of Gotham’s broken system! 0921DC073

GOTHAM CITY VILLAINS ANNIVERSARY GIANT #1 $9.99 Page 16
Danny DeVito, Wes Craig, G. Willow Wilson, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Watters, Nadia Shammas, and Mairghread Scott, Dan Mora, Wes Craig, Emma Rios, Riccardo Federici, Max Raynor, Max Fiumara, Skylar Patridge, Ariela Kristantina, Khary Randolph, Jill Thompson, Christian Ward, Gabriel Walta, and others
Gotham City may be protected by the Dark Knight, but this major metropolitan destination is also plagued by some of the deadliest, most nefarious villains in the DC Universe! In this oversize anniversary giant, DC Comics proudly presents tales of Batman’s deadliest foes written and drawn by some of the biggest, most exciting names in comics! 2021 marks an anniversary year for the Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, the Mad Hatter, Killer Moth, and the original Red Hood, and Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 brings these baddies to life in some big ways! Also featuring the anniversary celebration of the Penguin, written by none other than the man who brought Oswald Cobblepot to life in Batman Returns, star of the silver screen Danny DeVito!, 0921DC046

GREEN LANTERN #8 $4.99 Page 39
Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney, and Marco Santucci
Will the Dark Sector die? With trillions of lives in peril, John battles the DEISTORM and the challenge of its Future State! Meanwhile, Jo Mullein solves the mystery of the Battery’s destruction in time to see the rise of a new and ancient enemy. Is this the final end of Oa and the Green Lanterns?! 0921DC137

GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 01 INVICTUS $19.99 Page 47
Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney, Marco Santucci
Far Sector’s Jo Mullein’s first meeting with the rest of the Green Lantern Corps gets delayed when something causes the Central Power Battery to explode. Now faced with lost Lanterns across the cosmos and an unknown threat still stalking the Corps, Jo must team with Teen Lantern to uncover the truth and save the other Lanterns. 0921DC217

HARLEY QUINN #9 $3.99 Page 6
Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo
Harley Quinn here, reporting live from Fear State! And let me just say…I’ve jumped outta airplanes, faced down the baddest criminals in Gotham, thrown punches at Batman, and filed my own taxes without instructions from the IRS, but reuniting with Poison Ivy to try to save all of Gotham…? Let’s just say I’ve got a little anxiety. I’m only one well-dressed and overly verbal former psychologist turned heroic clown, after all. Which is why I’ve teamed with the Gotham City Sirens to take down Scarecrow and…wait…why is Keepsake here? This couldn’t just be an easy, straightforward mission, could it? I blame the writer. 0921DC021

HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 01 NO GOOD DEED $24.99 Page 47
Stephanie Phillips, Riley Rossmo, and Laura Braga
Harley Quinn here to let everyone know that I’m starring in a brand-new graphic novel collection with a brand-new status quo. I’m coming back to Gotham City to make up for the sins of my past, and to help the city recover from The Joker War! 0921DC218

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES THE EAT BANG KILL TOUR #3 $3.99 Page 39
Tee Franklin and Max Sarin
First dates are usually memorable, and Harley’s is no different. When Hush decides to disrupt their date, Ivy takes action in a way Harley’s never seen before. And will someone get rid of Gordon, please?! 0921DC141

JOKER #9 $5.99 Page 41
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Guillem March, and Sweeney Boo
The terrifying Sampson family is ready to exact their revenge on the Clown Prince of Crime for the murder of one of their own during A-Day! Will Gordon risk his life to save…The Joker? The shocking series continues with the most horrifying issue yet! Backup: Punchline and Harper Row go head-to-head for the life and safety of Kelly Ness! If Harper loses, the radicalization of young people in Gotham City will know no limits! 0921DC184

JOKER 2021 ANNUAL #1 $5.99 Page 26
James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, and Francesco Francavilla
His first year of being GCPD police commissioner was an intense challenge for James Gordon. He battled corruption in the ranks, his marriage was in shambles, and the vigilante Batman was clearly welcoming new recruits with the appearance of Batgirl. And The Joker picked his moment to unleash hell! 0921DC071

JUSTICE LEAGUE #70 $4.99 Page 40
Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V, Phil Hester, and Phil Hester, Sumit Kumar
Place your bets, folks! The Royal Flush Gang is back and ready to take down the Justice League! Find out their connection to Deathstroke and their growing plot to destroy Green Arrow and Batman. Meanwhile, a villain from the Dark Multiverse has returned and he’s about to turn the Justice League Dark’s world upside down! Could this be the end of their team AND Atlantis? 0921DC147

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #6 $3.99 Page 44
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno
The House has an eleventh guest. Reg is here-and that was never part of the plan. Or was it? Everything you know gets turned upside down in this issue…ending on a cliffhanger that will have to hold you until the House reopens in March 2022! 0921DC192

NIGHTWING #86 $3.99 Page 6
Tom Taylor and Robbi Rodriguez
Nightwing and Babs have fought through the fear-stricken Gotham streets, but now their fight takes them to the skies above Gotham, with the Batgirls and Tim Drake (Robin) in tow! Now aboard the Magistrate’s Skybase-01, they have made it their mission to bring the airborne leviathan down, prevent Seer’s disinformation from being broadcast, and save the innocents aboard. But in this paranoia-stricken city, not everyone is who they seem. 0921DC028

NIGHTWING 2021 ANNUAL #1 $5.99 Page 28
Tom Taylor and Cian Tormey
Dick Grayson and Jason Todd, the first Robins, both long ago stepped out of the shadow of the Bat and began walking very different paths on their respective journeys to become who they are today. But now their paths converge and these two brothers unite for one goal. With escrima stick and a crowbar combined, Nightwing and Red Hood are ready for anything…anything except what they have to face next! Don’t miss out on this explosive adventure! 0921DC075

NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #2 $3.99 Page 41
Vita Ayala, Stephanie Williams, and Alitha Martinez
The unrest surrounding Nubia’s ascension is rising fast! The politics of her new role and responsibilities as guardian of Doom’s Doorway have led to rumblings that she isn’t quite ready to lead. How can she prove her worthiness? As any monarch on Paradise Island would…an Amazon fight club! 0921DC158

ROBIN #8 $3.99 Paghe 42
Joshua Williamson and Gleb Melnikov
It’s time for a rematch! Robin and Connor Hawke face off for round two in their winner-take-all battle for League of Lazarus supremacy, but with the tournament nearing its end, what surprises does Mother Soul have up her sleeve? I hope it doesn’t involve that massive, hellish pit and the immortal monster lying within it-aw beans, it’s about that, isn’t it?! 0921DC166

STATIC SEASON ONE #6 $3.99 Page 42
Vita Ayala, CHRISSCROSS, and Nikolas Draper-Ivey
If Static wants to liberate the imprisoned Bang Babies of Dakota, he’s going to have to turn them into an army…and unfortunately for him, he’s also going to have to fight alongside-and even worse, trust-the jerk who tried to burn down his house: Hotstreak! 0921DC167

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #5 $3.99 Page 31
Tom Taylor and John Timms
Faster than fate. As powerful as hope. Able to lift us all. For all his great power, Jon Kent can’t save everyone, but that won’t stop him from trying. How much can Earth’s new Superman do before this Man of Steel buckles? And when he does, who swoops in to save Superman? 0921DC085

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL 2021 ANNUAL #1 $5.99 Page 31
Tom Taylor and Steve Pugh
Jon Kent’s first days as Earth’s new Superman have been a trial by fire. His actions have already put those he loves in harm’s way. He has stood strong in the path of constant attacks, but the immovable object is about to meet an unstoppable force. Lex Luthor-the man, the myth, the menace-returns to Metropolis. 0921DC083

SWAMP THING #9 $3.99 Page 36
Ram V and Mike Perkins
With the secrets of his past revealed, Levi returns home despairing in the knowledge that his brother Jacob, now the villain Hedera, is the cause of the contagion within the green. But the brothers opposed are only a symptom of a greater rift within the Green itself. Does the world care for its human denizens or are they an infection to be purge44 0921DC194

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #9 $3.99 Page 35
Tim Sheridan and Mike Norton
Homecoming continues! Homecoming is a time for reunion and reflection, and the shocking news that Roy is alive has left the Titans-and the Flash-with plenty to reflect upon. As old wounds are ripped open, the Academy’s very existence is called into question, leaving the futures of its vulnerable young students up in the air and exposing them to the fury of an old foe out for vengeance! 0921DC179 [Bunker is in the cast and new character Stitch is non binary.]

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY HC VOL 01 X MARKS THE SPOT $29.99 Page 48
Tim Sheridan, Rafa Sandoval, Steve Lieber, and Max Raynor
Packed with both new super-powered teens and numerous dark secrets, Teen Titans Academy’s student body includes Shazam; a new Australian speedster; a trio of Goth(am) teen expatriates obsessed with Batman-and one member of this first class will become the deadly Red X. 0921DC221

TIS THE SEASON TO BE FREEZIN #1 $9.99 Page 23
Andrew Wheeler, Rich Bernatovich, Tee Franklin, Tara Roberts, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, Bobby Moynihan, Meghan Hetrick, Travis Mercer, Yancey Labat, and others
Oh the weather outside is freezing, but these stories sure are pleasin’. So since you’ve no place to go, why not grab a sweater, pour a cup of hot cocoa, and stoke the fire…because these 10 tales are sure to lower the mercury! Join us as Harley Quinn and Blue Snowman ice out Hawkman, Batman fights the cold heart of Mr. Freeze, the JLQ don’t stand a snowball’s chance against Minister Blizzard, and the Flash and Superman team up to chill out Captain Cold. So warm your holiday heart with these freezin’ feats of frosty fiction! 0921DC065

TITANS UNITED #3 $4.99 Page 44
Cavan Scott, Jose Luis, and Jonas Trindade
Raven, Red Hood, and Donna Troy are on the trail of coldhearted killer Lady Vic! How long before bullets start to fly? Meanwhile, Conner Kent has a close encounter with Tamaranean royalty. But with his powers lost, can he survive? And Beast Boy? All Beast Boy wants to do is enjoy his milkshake in peace! 0921DC196

WONDER GIRL #7 $3.99 Page 44
Joelle Jones and Leila Del Duca
After locating the first of her lost sisters, Potira, Yara starts to feel whole for the first time in her life. Now she must race against the clock to reunite her tribe as they seek revenge on those who tore them apart in the first place. The gods be damned, these Amazons are ready to take back their story! 0921DC198

WONDER WOMAN #781 $4.99 Page 45
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Vita Ayala, Xermanico, and Skylar Patridge
Wonder Woman faces her greatest threat yet: a world that doesn’t need her! Lost and without purpose, Diana travels to visit an old friend looking for answers. Meanwhile, her image as a hero has taken a shape all its own and it’s ready to fight back…literally! 0921DC203

WONDER WOMAN 2021 ANNUAL #1 $5.99 Page 29
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Andy MacDonald
Since her return from the Sphere of the Gods, Diana has tried her best to reconnect with her past and those she left behind. But now the past is coming for her! It all begins when a mysterious man appears, claiming to know the dark history of the Amazons. Could his claims possibly be true? And what does this mean for our hero’s relationship with those who still rule Themyscira? Judgment is coming for all the Amazons, and you won’t want to miss this prologue story leading directly to the next chapter of the Wonder Woman epic! 0921DC079

WONDER WOMAN VOL 01 AFTERWORLDS $24.99 Page 48
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Travis Moore, Andy MacDonald, Jill Thompson, Emanuela Lupacchino, and more
After her heroic sacrifice in Death Metal, Wonder Woman is swept away to the Sphere of the Gods. But when Diana lands in Asgard instead of Olympus where she belongs, an unexpected odyssey begins. Along the way she’ll meet old foes, new allies, and a deadly enemy that threatens to wipe her from existence forever! 0921DC223

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #6 $5.99 Page 45
Marguerite Sauvage, Liam Sharp, Christos Gage, Sheena Howard, Kevin Maguire, Jamal Campbell, and more
Nothing gold can stay including this remarkable celebration of Wonder Woman beautifully presented in her signature colors! It all concludes, featuring our hero saving a life that will in turn save thousands, a superhero climate crisis, a body swap with one of her greatest villains, and more!, 0921DC200

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CANTO III LIONHEARTED #4 $3.99 Page 116
David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
Fan-favorite Canto continues! In the frozen north, Canto confronts someone he never thought he would see again. As the Shrouded Man’s army approaches, Canto must make one last desperate plea to his old foe for aid. Even if Canto succeeds, will it be enough? Join the latest adventure in the Canto-verse that Major Spoilers called “a quest story to savor.” SEP210450

TMNT ONGOING #123 $3.99 Page 124
Sophie Campbell and Jodie Nishijima
Leonardo stumbles across an underground fight ring in Mutant Town that caters to both humans and mutants. When Casey Jones convinces Leo to join in, he’s startled to find that one of his opponents is someone of grave importance to him! SEP210472

TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #3 $4.99 Page 126
Steve Orlando and Agustin Padilla
King Grimlock’s rampage continues! As the Golden One’s grip grows tighter on Menonia, Grimlock realizes he must take the fight to the realm’s evil ruler-even if he has to do it alone! But when Grimlock comes face-to-face with the Golden One’s new enforcer, has the Dinobot king met his match? SEP210484

TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #3 $3.99 Page 127
Danny Lore and Dan Khanna
Shattered Glass isn’t your average Transformers tale. “Shards” is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters. In issue #4, Goldbug, a vicious warlord formerly known as Bumblebee, must become the leader that Optimus Prime failed to be as he fights Decepticons and commands Autobots to extract information from Statscreamm. SEP210488

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A THING CALLED TRUTH #1 $3.99 Page 38
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip! A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life — at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance? SEP210020

DEEP BEYOND #10 $3.99 Page 65
Mirka Andolfo, David Goy, and Andrea Broccardo
The moment of truth has come: in a succession of twists and turns, Paul and his companions embark on their latest adventure. Which could also be the last adventure humanity ever takes, to be honest. SEP210160

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #10 $3.99 Page 66
James Tynion IV
and John Pearson
In 1946, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and eccentric rocket scientist Jack Parsons
performed a series of rituals to summon a divine feminine being. Her name was Babalon. She was dressed all in…red. SEP210163

DIE VOL 4 BLEED $16.99 Page 60
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
We’ve had dragons. The award-winning bleak deconstruction couldn’t end without turning its unblinking eye upon a dungeon. There’s no escape. There’s only down. Collects issues #16-20. SEP210104

GOOD ASIAN #7 $3.99 Page 68
Pornsak Pichetshote, Alexandre Tefenkgi, and Lee Loughridge
Edison Hark finally comes face-to-face with the Hui Long killer terrorizing Chinatown, but their action-packed confrontation will cost him more than he ever dreamed. SEP210170

HOME SICK PILOTS VOL 2 $16.99 Page 60
Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard
There is a haunted house that has learned to walk. As it chases her across the country, Ami, lead singer of the Home Sick Pilots, regrets teaching it how. But when the military attempts to develop their own ghost-powered weapon, the Old James House might be the only defense the world has against what they unleash. Collects issues #6-10.
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RAT QUEENS DELUXE HC VOL 3 $39.99 Page 61
Kurtis J. Wiebe, Ryan Ferrier, Owen Gieni & Various
In the penultimate collection of the Rat Queens saga, a new queen joins as one queen leaves, and all bets are off when a former member of their bloodthirsty band returns to the fold! Then a vengeful presence from their past forces the Rat Queens to face their own demons in order to save everything they’ve ever loved! Collects issues of VOL. II #11-20, plus the “Neon Static Special: and additional bonus content. SEP210114

SWEET PAPRIKA #5 $3.99 Page 76
Mirka Andolfo
The agreement is clear, and the dynamics of the (working-with-benefits) relationship between Paprika and Dill leave no room for doubt. Yet the skilled young manager’s problems are not over–on the contrary. Conquering the fascinating Za’atar is not the only goal Paprika seeks to achieve. SEP210203

MARVEL

BLACK CAT TP VOL 6 INFINITY SCORE $15.99 Page 99
Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa
Felicia Hardy has been hired to steal the Infinity Stones! But has anyone told her that these stones are now people? Regardless, Nick Fury will do anything to stop the stone-bearers from being gathered — even if that means taking all nine of Felicia’s lives! The Black Cat has been picking away at the corners of the Marvel Universe, but this heist will put her square in the middle — just where she does not want to be! Brace yourselves for the cosmic caper of the century as Felicia Hardy dives headfirst into the Infinity Score! Collecting Black Cat(2020) #8-10 and Giant Size Black Cat: Infinity Stones. SEP211058

CHAMPIONS VOL 2 KILLER APP $15.99 Page 104
Danny Lore and Luciano Vecchio
Can the Champions wage war on a trend? The Champions tried fighting fair. Now it’s time to fight dirty. The sinister corporation Roxxon is cheating the system to try to keep Kamala’s Law on the books, so the Champions’ only option is to infiltrate the company and take it down from the inside! Who will become Roxxon’s newest interns? Meanwhile, Roxxon’s wildly popular app continues turning public perception against teen super heroes. In order to earn the trust of their cutthroat supervisors, the undercover Champions will have to deliver the company an unwilling spokesperson: Kamala Khan herself! What will it take for Ms. Marvel to agree to become the face of a company and a law that she hates? And how dirty will the team’s hands get before all this is over? Collecting Champions (2020) #6-10. SEP211063

DARK AGES #3 $4.99 Page 35
Tom Taylor and Iban Coello
After the lights go out, strange things lurk within the Darkness! The Earth has been plunged into darkness, and Avengers and X-Men have begun vanishing in the night. They have been taken and twisted by Apocalypse to serve an evil older than the world. A group of heroes will assemble to travel across the dark planet in a desperate attempt to rescue their friends and save a civilization already on its knees. SEP210893

DARKHOLD BLACK BOLT #1 $3.99 Page 30
Mark Russell and David Cutler
The king of the Inhumans breaks his silence! Black Bolt’s mighty voice is his greatest gift…and since childhood, it has been his greatest curse. Recruited with four other heroes to read from the Darkhold, a powerful evil text written by the elder god Chthon, Black Bolt thought he was signing up for a battle befitting a king. But the true battlefield…is his own mind. Critically acclaimed writer Marvel Russell brings you a scream-worthy story that will break an empire! SEP210877

DARKHOLD WASP #1 $4.99 Page 30
Jordie Bellaire and Claire Roe
Introducing the Irredeemable Wasp! Renowned colorist and writer Jordie Bellaire makes her Marvel writing debut with a story that will make you shrink in fear! Bidden to draw forth five archetypal heroes, the Scarlet Witch chose Janet Van Dyne as “the artist” — the hero whose ingenuity and strength of will could prove the lynchpin in the coming battle against Chthon. To enter Chthon’s dimension and face his darkness head-on, the Wasp read from the ill-fated Darkhold text…and it drove her insane. Now her entire life is subject to question. Janet is no stranger to mental illness; she spent years trying to redeem ex-husband Hank Pym despite his violent breakdowns. But now, she has the power to reclaim her story…and fight back. Bellaire brings you the most twisted comic you’ll read this year! SEP210881

DEFENDERS #4 $3.99 Page 34
Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
Before there were gods there were Marvels! Doctor Strange and his Defenders land in the Fourth Cosmos — the home of the Archetypes of Good and Evil, primal entities of pure myth destined to echo through every reality to come — as the desperate Dr. Zota attempts to harness their power to rewrite all existence in his own hand! Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez explore the truest origins of the Marvel Multiverse in a cosmos-colliding epic you’ll have to experience to believe! [Cloud is in the cast.] SEP210888

DOCTOR APHRA #16 $3.99 Page 74
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
A deadly game! Doctor Aphra and Sana Starros have escaped the Vermillion, but there’s no escaping Crimson Dawn: their spies are everywhere! As Domina Tagge contends with moles within Tagge Corporation and Aphra struggles with the damage inflicted on her by a powerful artifact, they strike one last bargain. But who can Aphra really trust? SEP211021

ETERNALS #7 $3.99 Page 38
Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic
The Eternals have learned the truth of their existence. Their society is in shambles. Who can lead them? Who is the visionary that can lead them from the ashes? And how did they take the throne? Hail Thanos the Mad Titan, Eternal Prime. Welcome to a new day. Welcome to hell. RATED T+, SEP210909

EXCALIBUR #25 $3.99 Page 48
Tini Howard and Marcus To
The one true King returns! And he’s here to exterminate the witchbreed! King Arthur and his army turn Otherworld into a battlefield–again. Backed into a corner, Betsy Braddock makes a desperate choice that will reshape the realm–and mutantkind–forever. The fate of the Starlight Citadel is at stake, and if the Citadel falls…so falls all reality. SEP210946

FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY #5 $4.99 Page 52
Mark Russell and Sean Izaakse
The lives and history of the Fantastic Four reach the tumultuous decade of the 2000s! The moment of truth comes for Earth as Galactus arrives. The Fantastic Four are willing to stop him at any price, but what if that price includes the destruction of other inhabited worlds? SEP210955

GAMMA FLIGHT TP $15.99 Page 100
Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier, and Lan Medina
Go on the run with the outlaws of Gamma Flight in this action-packed addition to the Immortal Hulk mythos! They had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, Gamma Flight sided with the green goliath — and now the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority — but a team this full of gamma energy is bound to break before long. Especially when they learn who’s after them! And don’t miss the shocking revelations about Rick Jones, the Marvel Universe’s most beloved sidekick! You’ve been calling for them since IMMORTAL HULK’s early days — well, True Believer, we’re about to deliver! Collecting issues #1-5. SEP211059

GIANT-SIZE BLACK CAT INFINITY SCORE $4.99 Page 22
Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa
This is it, the grand climax to Infinite Destinies and Infinity Score and the totality of Black Cat from the past two years, all in this oversize special! Black Cat has brought half of the Infinity Stones together, collecting a level of power that hasn’t been seen in years! But to what end? This hasn’t taken her out of the crosshairs of Nick Fury or Nighthawk and with the Infinity Stones involved, can Thanos be far behind?! SEP210847

HAWKEYE #1 $3.99 Page 10
Marieke Nijkamp and Enid Balam
Kate’s heading home! Or at least, back to New York. And as much as she wants to go back to where her friends — her chosen family — are, she’s changed since she was last on the East Coast. So she’s picked up a pit stop case first. A confidence-booster, to prove to herself she’s making the right decision and not going to backslide into her past just by changing time zones. Besides, the case is perfect: Swanky resort? Check. Jewel heist? Check. Almost definitely 100% a trap? Check. Don’t miss this exciting new miniseries from New York Times bestselling writer Marieke Nijkamp and artist Enid Balam! SEP210815

IRON MAN #14 $3.99 Page 55
Christopher Cantwell and CAFU
Behond the birth of cosmic Iron Man! Iron Man has tasted a higher power and is forever changed. Moments before, he was locked in mortal combat with his worst adversary in years — Korvac — but now he finds his very existence altered beyond recognition. Indeed, fundamental concepts like space and time have taken on a new meaning. But what does this portend for Tony Stark, a man who even when stripped bare feels he knows best? What happens when his ego — often challenged, condemned and even derided by both foes and friends — is suddenly given a limitless avenue? It could certainly mean radical and drastic change for the entire universe…and reality itself. SEP210965

MARAUDERS #26 $3.99 Page 48
Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli
How to fight your dragon!
While a new representative of Krakoa hits the international stage, the Marauders find themselves face-to-snout with He-Whose-Limbs-Shatter-Mountains-and-Whose-Back-Scrapes-the-Sun, Fin Fang Foom himself! SEP210944

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #32 $3.99 Page 63
Saladin Ahmed and Christopher Allen
Taskmaster (fresh off an on-screen debut in Black Widow) attacks Spider-Man and Starling, interrupting their…. date?! Miles must race the clock to save his date and his own life against one of the most dangerous villains in the Marvel Universe. Plus, the return of an old friend–Ironheart! SEP210992

MILES MORALES TP VOL 6 ALL EYES ON ME $15.99 Page 97
Saladin Ahmen, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kemp Powers, Christopher Allen, Carmen Carnero, Sara Pichelli, Luca Maresca, and others
Happy tenth anniversary, Miles Morales! The young Spider-Man has run the gauntlet of his very own Clone Saga — but the shocking fallout will leave Miles and the people he loves permanently changed. You may think we’re joking or blowing it out of proportion — but we are not! Change is on the horizon — and as we enter the Beyond era, it’s time to look ahead to Spider-Man’s future! And although Miles’ scars are fresh and his path may be uncertain, that future has never looked brighter. For one thing, it’s date night for Spider-Man and Starling! Unfortunately, no one informed Taskmaster that three’s a crowd. Plus: Miles is making new friends — including, thanks to a series of monster attacks in Brooklyn, Ms. Marvel’s pal Amulet! Collecting issues #29-31 and material from Miles Morales: Spider-Man annual #1. SEP211056

NEW MUTANTS #23 $3.99 Page 46
Vita Ayala and Rod Reis
Fall of the Shadow Children! No more New Mutants. Now there are only shadows–and the beast that’s stalking them through infinity. Amahl Farouk executes his master plan–but is he the one in control? SEP210939

SWORD #10 $3.99 Page 44
Al Ewing and Jacopo Camagni
Station down! As Storm battles the Lethal Legion on Mars, there are explosive problems on the Peak — as the mole in S.W.O.R.D. is revealed! Meanwhile, Wiz Kid and Cable find themselves face-to-face with the one foe they never expected! And where is Abigail Brand? SEP210929

UNITED STATES CAPTAIN AMERICA $17.99 Page 105
Christopher Cantwell, Josh Trujillo, Mohale Mashigo, Darcie Little Badger, Alyssa Wong, Dale Eaglesham, Jan Bazaldua, Natacha Bustos, David Cutler, and Jodi Nishijuma
Captain America’s shield has been stolen! Nobody understand its value — scientific, inspirational, sentimental and strategic — like the people who have wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief. But instead they find…the Captains! Everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants all of them dead. Can Sam and Steve find them first? Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham celebrate the Sentinel of Liberty’s 80th anniversary with a tour across the United States of Captain America — and some of the industry’s brightest talents join the star-spangled quest, telling the inspirational stories of each new Captain! Collecting issues #1-5. SEP21106

VENOM #2 $5.99 Page 6
Ram V and Bryan Hitch
The tour de force of comics awesomeness brought to you by the dynamite new creative team on Venom continues! Venom #1 shocked, intrigued and terrified you! With Ram V and Al Ewing weaving a mind-bending story that will push Eddie and Dylan Brock to their limits, and Bryan Hitch doing some of the most action-packed work of his career, Venom #2 will do all that and more! SEP210808

X-FORCE #25 $3.99 Page 46
Ben Percy and Robert Gill
A deadly turn of the tide to mark 25 issues of X-Force! The island paradise of Krakoa has no shortage of beautiful vistas, but Wolverine’s tastes run toward the coves with the deadliest waves in the world! It will take more than a healing factor to survive this thresher as a previously unknown threat to mutantkind splashes down! Plus: A sea change for Kid Omega and Phiebe Cuckoo! SEP210936

X-MEN #5 $3.99 Page 47
Gerry Duggan and Javier Pina
Enter Doctor Stasis! The X-Men’s new nemesis finally makes himself known to them, bringing his creations to bear. Mutants may have conquered death, but their foes are all too living. SEP210940

X-STATIX COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 2 $44.99 Page 116
Peter Milligan
, Nick Derington, Michael Allred, Phillip Bond, and Darwyn Cooke
A super hero satire of modern culture from the brilliant minds of Milligan and Allred! The mutants in X-Statix know fame is the ultimate currency in today’s society — and they’re cashing in on their special abilities, big time! But as egos clash, the team may be torn apart by interior squabbles. When push comes to shove, will their careers end at their own hands? When European pop sensation Henrietta Hunter returns from the dead for the ultimate comeback tour, it’s up to the celebrity super-squad to keep her alive…again! But can X-Statix live in the shadow cast by her white-hot celebrity, especially when she becomes team leader?! Plus: Spider-Man swings by! And — together at last — Doop and Wolverine hunt the Pink Mink! Collecting X-Statix #6-20, Wolverine/Doop #1-2 and material from X-Men Unlimited (1993) #41. SEP211076

X OF SWORDS TP $75.00 Page 101
Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, Gerry Duggan, Benjamin Percy, Ed Brisson, Zeb Wells, Leah Williams, Pepe Larraz, Mahmud Asrar, Leinil Francis Yu, Phil Noto, Stefano Caselli, Matteo Lolli, Vikto Bogdanovic, Joshua Cassara, Rod Reis, Carmen Carnero, and Carlos Gomez 
A mission. A tower. A gathering of armies. Swords will be drawn in the first epic crossover of the astonishing Dawn of X! Wolverine, the X-Men, Cable, X-Force, Excalibur, X-Factor, the New Mutants, the Marauders, the Hellions and the rest of Krakoa’s residents will all feel the effects — but which ten mutants will wield the blades? Weapons both new and familiar are drawn from their scabbards as the X-Men prepare to do mythic battle against a truly daunting foe! Jonathan Hickman and his fellow visionary creators — who have painstakingly put all the pieces into place during Dawn of X — join forces to smash the board! Collecting X of Swords: Creation, Stasis and Destructions; X-Men (2019) #12-15; Excalibur (2019) #13-15; Marauders #13-15; X-Force (2019) #13-14; New Mutants (2019) #13; Wolverine (2020) #6-7; Cable (2020) #5-6; Hellions #5-6 and X-Factor (2020) #4. SEP211060

X-MEN TRIAL OF MAGNETO #4 $4.99 Page 45
Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck
Double, double toil and trouble! A Wanda divided cannot stand but there are many other things she can do. Chaos comes to Krakoa. SEP210934

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