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LGBTQA Previews October 2021 Part 1

Aftershock marks National Coming Out Day (October, 11th) by offering Party And Prey, a new original graphic novel by Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe, and Alex Sanchez and reoffering another eight trades or graphic novels that you may have missed the first time they were offered! Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre have a new graphic novel coming from Abrams! James Tynion IV is joined by Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, and Werther Dell’Edera for the horror series House of Slaughter that spins out of Something Is Killing The Children! This month’s cover image is from the first issue’s cover. Shelby Criswell’s Queer As All Get Out explores the lives of ten LGBTQA historical figures and how they inspired Criswell to live their best life as a gender queer person living in the South. Heavy Metal’s Halloween special features the Boulet Brothers – Dracmorda and Swanthula Boulet!

You’ll find BOOM, DE, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, and other small and indy press publisher here. The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Part two with comics from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel is here.

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBTQA or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! Notice something missing that should be on the list? Please send a message!

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ABLAZE

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS #2 $3.99 Page 234
Francesco Artibani and Werther Dell’Edera
The secret agendas of the people of Prague extend far beyond what Dr. Radek has been doing to keep people safe. But in order to rid the city of the Nazis, safety cannot be guaranteed. In an attempt to protect the people he cares about, Radek is about to discover that sometime there is more reality in myths than he realized, but it comes with a cost. AUG211328

PORCELAIN #3 $3.99 Page 234
Maria Llovet
With her new ally, Axel, by her side, Beryl ventures deeper into the nightmarish Dollhouse. As they travel along, they are faced with sad realities and horrors that neither are fully prepared to encounter. Things may seem hopeless and the descend further and further, but at least they have each other. AUG211335

ABRAMS COMICSART

LIFETIME PASSES GN $16.99 (SC) / $23.99 (HC) Page 238
Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre
In this darkly comedic YA graphic novel, teens bring senior citizens to a theme park to take advantage of strictly protected secret: If someone in your group dies at the park, the rest of their party gets free lifetime passes! Features classic YA themes of identity and peer pressure, figuring out right and wrong, combined with universal themes of self-acceptance and personal growth. Blas is a prolific comics writer and creator of unique worlds. Teaming up with Aguirre, this duo creates vibrant characters at play in a dynamic landscape. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. AUG211363 (SC) / AUG211364 (HC)

AFTERSHOCK / SEISMIC PRESS

CLANS OF BELARI #4 $4.99 Page 252
Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, and Daniel Maine
It’s only a suicide mission if you actually die doing it. Separated, Te’a and Gummy find themselves on divergent paths. Under pressure from Cluthian, Te’a is forced into carrying out a mission that most pilots wouldn’t even dream of attempting-but Te’a is not “most pilots”. Each issue features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!
AUG211411

DEAD KINGS VOL 1 $14.99 Page 255
Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith
Sasha never saw his younger brother…until the secret police made him disappear. Sasha Vasnetsov left Thrice-Nine-the dirty folklore world that limps along in the wreckage of a Technomagic War-thirty years ago and never looked back. But word that the secret police have sent his brother Gena to a work camp for the socially degenerate drags him back, with a promise to free Gena and return him to their mother before her fiftieth birthday. The only problem? Sasha isn’t a fraction of the tough guy he tries to be, so if he’s going to break back into Thrice-Nine…he’ll need help. Sasha’s only hope is Maria Kamenaya, a former Technomagic Warrior with hundreds of enemy kills to her name, betrayed by the country that made her when her honor conflicted with their agenda. Thrice-Nine took Sasha’s brother, and it took Maria’s heart. This quest is how they get both of those things back, in the steaming, lawless land of decapitated states…the land of Dead Kings. Like True Grit set in the world of Final Fantasy, Dead Kings is unrelenting with its
passion and thrills, massive in scale and unflinching as it peers into the underside of the obligations that drive us all: to family and country. It’s a classic Wild West revenge cast against a haunting, awe-inspiring vision of a future where we’ve mortally wounded the world, and the prisoners are the only ones left to run the penitentiary. AUG211421 (OFFERED AGAIN)

HORDE HC GN $19.99 Page 255
Marguerite Bennett and Leila Leiz
After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately tries to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnar-ing both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by a mother’s love, the “Horde” is determined to purge Ruby from the collection-or see her join it forever. Brought to life by Marguerite Bennett and Leila Leiz, Horde is a haunting, housebound horror story about the things we let control usAUG211422 (OFFERED AGAIN)

INSEXTS TP VOL 1 $19.99 Page 255
Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina
Collecting the first seven issues of the hit series Insexts, from writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Ariela Kristantina. At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love. AUG211423 (OFFERED AGAIN)

INSEXTS TP VOL 2 $17.99 Page 255
Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina
In this new story-arc, the lovers have barely survived their battle with the Hag, and must now flee to Paris to heal, recover, and restore their love. But beneath the City of Light is a world of darkness, a world pulsing with witchcraft, seduction, and utter, obscene monstrosity. AUG211424 (OFFERED AGAIN)

INSEXTS YEAR ONE HC $44.99 Page 255
Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina
Collecting the complete Insexts series in one volume! At the dusk of a century, a pair of vengeful Victorian vixens discover a horrifying power that transforms them into rich and strange new creatures. Armed with their dark, evolving forms, they descend into a world of the cultured and occult, with new senses and new sensuality, to forge a life for themselves and the child of their love. This new monthly series is the brainchild of writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Ariela Kristantina, a comic unlike any you’ve seen before! AUG211425 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KILL A MAN OGN $17.99 Page 255
Steve Orlando, Philip Kennedy Johnson, and Alec Morgan
As a child, James Bellyi watched his father die in the ring as payback for slurs thrown at the other fighter. Today, he’s a Mixed Martial Arts star at the top of his game, and one of the most popular fighters in the world…until he’s outed as gay in his title shot press conference. Abandoned overnight by his training camp, his endorsements, his fans and his sport, to regain his title shot Bellyi is forced to turn to the last person he ever wants to see again: Xavier Mayne, a gay, once-great fighter in his own right…and the man James once watched kill his father. AUG211426 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LONELY RECEIVER TP $16.99 Page 255
Zac Thompson and Jen Hickman
A Horror/Break-up Story in Five Parts.
Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She’s alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend.
Written by Zac Thompson and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman, this volume contains the entire series, issues #1-5. AUG211427 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOTH & WHISPER TP VOL 1 $14.99 Page 255
Ted Anderson and Jen Hickman
Everyone know that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. What nobody knows is that the Moth and Whisper disappeared months ago and the new Moth and Whisper is actually one person pretending to be both of them: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper. Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they’re still just a teenager, and now they’re alone, searching for their parents in a hostile, cyberpunk dystopia. The truth about Niki’s parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it? AUG211428 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PARTY & PREY OGN $17.99 Page 244
Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe, and Alex Sanchez
Alan is used to being ignored by younger guys, so he hardly believes his luck when lithe, handsome Scott makes a move on him in the crowded gay club. But there’s a wolf on the dance floor tonight, and he’s hungry for fresh prey. A taboo-breaking queer thriller from co-writers Steve Orlando and Steve Foxe and artist Alex Sanchez, packed with twists sharp enough to draw blood. AUG211397

SEARCH FOR HU #2 $4.99 Page 250
Steve Orlando, Jon Tsuei, and Rubine
Aaron’s quest for revenge lands him in the middle of a shootout between the Hu and Margolis families. With guns drawn and no way out, Aaron must not only prove his lineage to the Margolis family – he must also prove his worth. Aaron’s quick thinking saves his newfound family from a failed attack on the Hu, but not without a great loss. AUG211407

AHOY COMICS

SECOND COMING ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #6 $3.99 Page 256
Mark Russell, Richard Pace, and Leonard Kirk
Season finale of the book The Hollywood Reporter calls “a surprisingly subtle and sensitive exploration of faith, hero worship, and the way both exist in today’s popular culture.” Stung by a painful failure, Jesus contemplates quitting Earth and moving back to Heaven. Meanwhile, an old enemy attacks Sunstar as Sheila goes into labor. AUG211431

ARCHIE

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #9 $3.99 Page 268
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack
The hit horror series that spawned a massively successful Netflix series returns! “Witch War” part 3: “The Sacrificial Lamb” – Sabrina has brought Harvey’s body back to life (along with her father’s soul). But there is a cost to everything. Unless she wants the Gates of Hell to open, Sabrina must find a person to sacrifice in Harvey’s place. But wait… Sabrina would never kill someone, would she?. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXVII #8 (AUG171215) AUG21149

RIVERDALE VARSITY EDITION HC VOL 1 $29.99 Page 270
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various, Alitha Martinez & Various
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the CW’s Riverdale comes Riverdale Varsity Edition Vol. 1 – the premium, hardcover collection of the comic series set in the universe of the TV series. Collects issues #1 – 11 and the original one-shot of the Riverdale comic series. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXX #7 (JUL201055) AUG211503

ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC

NOT ALL ROBOTS #3 $3.99 page 285
Mark Russell and Mike Deodato
In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell and Mike Deodato Jr. AUG211601

BEHEMOTH COMICS

NINE STONES #3 $3.99 Page 282
Samuel Spano
The story with 4 million readers and 40 thousand monthly subscribers on Tapas continues! Allie keeps experiencing dreams that haunt him, and it’s getting harder to decipher them from reality. Chris introduces Allie to their new dealer, and it doesn’t go as expected. AUG211625

BLACK MASK

DESTINY NY #7 $3.99 Page 294
Pat Shand and Manuel Preitano
Completing a mystical prophecy? To Logan, it’s nothing. Introducing your bong-smoking, perpetually naked, rich-from-mob-money girlfriend to your parents, though? Not as easy. Meanwhile, something is awry at Destiny University as all of the students’ prophecies are leaked to the public. Who could be behind this mystical doxxing? AUG211627

EVERFROST #4 $3.99 Page 294
Ryan Lindsay and Sami Kivela
The final showdown between Van and everything she hates about this future. Characters you love will die, and return, and be faced with the kinds of horrible choices you only find in final issues. As we close this story, you will not want to miss how we leave Van at the end of all this mess, or where, or when, or why! AUG211628

GODKILLER SPIDERLAND #2 $4.99 Page 294
Matteo Pizzolo and Anna Muckracker
While Halfpipe and Soledad are communing with The Abyss, Dr. Herbert begins to unlock the strange mysteries of Tommy’s blood. AUG211629

BOOM

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #30 $3.99 Page 204
Jeremy Lambert and Marianna Ignazzi
With battle lines drawn, who can a Slayer really trust?
When Buffy suffers a devastating loss at the hands of the Multiverse’s Big Bad, Kendra and Buffy are left questioning if they can ever trust each other again. Meanwhile, Faith uncovers secrets from her past that may not be what they seem. AUG210915

FIREFLY #34 $3.99 Page 207
Greg Pak and Simona Di Gianfelice
What happens when your worst enemy becomes your only ally? With her sights set on freeing Leonard, Kaylee’s team chases the Jefa across the Earth That Was only to be led directly into a trap. But everything changes when they get attacked by plunderer robos who have been tracking both groups… to exterminate them all. Now, Kaylee must team up with the Jefa in order to fend off the robos. But if they survive this, how will they survive each other? AUG210927

FIREFLY NEW SHERIFF IN THE VERSE VOL 1 $14.99 Page 207
Greg Pak, Davide Gianfelice, and Lalit Kumar Sharma
Kicking off a new Firefly epic, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother… and a new brewing war to end all wars from New York Times bestselling writer Greg Pak, and artists Davide Gianfelice and Lalit Kumar Sharma. Mal has handed himself into the Alliance… but it turns out he’s not the one they want. The infamous Ma Reynolds – that’s Mal’s mom – is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will! Collects Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 and Firefly #13-15. AUG210931

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1 $3.99 Page 208
James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, and Werther Dell’Edera
Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today. You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.
Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition. Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV and co-writer Tate Brombal, with art by rising star Chris Shehan, and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera. AUG210932

LUNA TP $19.99 Page 221
Maria Llovet
It’s the 1960s and Teresa is a young woman who’s plagued by prophetic dreams. These dreams lead to a fateful meeting with a burgeoning hippie cult called the Family of the Sun, whose leader claims to have met the divine. Sex, drugs, and blood magic will lead Teresa to the truth about the Family, its enigmatic leader, and the dark secret behind her dreams. Love, destiny, betrayal, lies, and the lengths to which we would go in order to protect the ones we love collide in this new erotica thriller from acclaimed writer and artist Maria Llovet. Collects Luna #1-5. AUG210993

MAMO #4 $4.99 Page 228
Sas Milledge
Mamo’s final trick is revealed! Will Orla be able to escape the trap her grandmother set from beyond the grave? And with tensions rising, will Orla and Jo’s burgeoning friendship survive, or is Orla going to have to face Mamo’s angry spirit all on her own? Orla struggles with the fact that if she saves Haresden, she’ll be stuck there forever, but if she doesn’t, the town will fall to chaos and be destroyed. Which will she choose, or is her destiny already written? AUG211015

MAW #2 $3.99 Page 202
Jude Ellison, S. Doyle and A.L. Kaplan
What happens when the monster within the shadows awakens? After being drugged and abandoned on a beach, Marion struggles with inexplicable and frightening changes to her body while her sister, Wendy, continues to try to fit in with the other women at the commune. As they both learn more about the commune and its mysterious leader, Diana Spiro, each new revelation brings the true nature of her motivations and teachings to light. AUG210989

ONCE & FUTURE #21 $3.99 Page 226
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
What ancient and mythical danger awaits Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose as they seek Rose’s parents in the city of Bath? To complicate matters, an Arthurian knight pursues them with an offer for Rose and Duncan – join the Round Table or face death. If they survive the encounter, they’ll be pulled into the next phase of Bridgette’s plan… finding the “lair of the greatest hunter the accord has ever seen.” AUG211010

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #9 $3.99
Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
How far are the Worshippers willing to go for the cause? Bristow has always done whatever is needed to rise through the ranks of the security services, but now he’ll make his move and reveal his true ambition. And Bristow’s secret meeting with a shadowy devotee may alter Jason and Chen’s fates forever. AUG210986

FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC

INTERTWINED ULTIMATE EDITION TP $29.00 Page 316
Fabrice Sapolsky, Fred Pham Chuong, and Veronica Lopez
A murder. A mysterious league of protectors operating in the shadows. A young Kung Fu student lost in a concrete jungle he never chose to live in. A Chinese girl who has to pose as a man to protect herself and her Jewish heritage. A secret LGBTQ+ love story. Welcome to the world of Intertwined. It’s 1971 and for Juan Jin, life is about to become hell. He didn’t ask to be a hero. He didn’t ask to go to Chinatown. He only wanted to follow the way of Wing Chun, the Kung Fu style he masters brilliantly… but destiny had other plans for him! The first ever Kung Fu Noir graphic novel, Intertwined is a creator-owned tale from Fabrice Sapolsky and hot new French sensation and Kung Fu practitioner Fred Pham Chuong! Additional art by Olivier Coipel, Gerald Parel, Karibu, Roland Boschi, Geoffo, Mateus Santolouco and Fabrice Sapolsky! This new and improved ultimate edition includes never-published-before material! AUG211760

HEADLESS SHAKESPEARE PRESS

SOME STRANGE DISTURBANCES COLD WINTERS EVE ONE SHOT $7.99 Page 327
Craig Hurd-McKenny & Various, Peter Gross & Various
With a break in the action, Prescott, Delilah and The Comtesse share in the tradition of sharing Victorian ghost stories on Christmas Eve. As the stories unfold, each crafted by a different comic book creator, the night builds to the biggest shock of all…a ghastly visitor! AUG211810

HEAVY METAL

HEAVY METAL #311 $13.99 Page 327
Steve Orlando & Various
The Boulet Brothers (known individually as Dracmorda and Swanthula Boulet) are drag artists, television personalities, writers, and producers. Their projects have included horror themed television shows, live nightlife productions, books, movies, and comic books. Since 2016 the Boulet Brothers have produced and starred in the Netflix reality competition series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula. The duo is considered to be “modern day horror hosts.” The Boulet Brothers are also widely celebrated as queer icons due to the inclusive nature of their creative endeavors. The famed drag duo is now curating the legendary Heavy Metal magazine for the 2021 special Halloween edition. AUG211811

ONI PRESS

ANOTHER CASTLE NEW EDITION $14.99 Page 354
Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau
What does it mean to be a hero? A magical sword? A prophecy? What does it mean to be a leader? A royal title? A kingdom to lead? Misty is a princess, but does that make her a damsel or a leader? Misty has a prince, but does that make him the hero? When the mystical sword that can defeat Beldora’s longtime enemy, Lord Badlug, King of Grimoire, is stolen by his witch, Princess Misty decides to go on a mission to retrieve it. Misty knows her mission is to destroy Lord Badlug, but what happens to the country of Grimoire afterward? As Misty learns of the lives of Grimoire’s citizens–like her new friends Gorga, Fogmoth, and Robin–she realizes overthrowing an evil king isn’t as simple as it seems. AUG211913

DIRTBAG RAPTURE #1 $3.99 Page 348
Christopher Sebela and Kendall Goode
She’s stoned. She’s selfish. She’s all that stands between us and the end of the world. Where do you go when you die? Kat, a stoner with a flexible moral code, can answer that, and the answer is: not very far. Unfortunately for Kat’s peace of mind, a near-death experience has left her with the ability to see and hear ghosts, as well as take them into her “mindscape” so she can bring them to locations of their choosing, essentially playing transporter to the deceased. But when Kat discovers she’s the key to a demonic plan to screw up the whole world, she is forced to take an active role in the battle between good and evil. And she’s not thrilled about it. AUG211902

LOVE LETTER PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER GAME $21.99 Page 352
Win the Princess’ Heart! Find the perfect ally to secretly carry your letter to Princess Isadora and win her heart in this quick game of risk and deduction based on the award-winning Love Letter card game! Entrust your message to the nearly invincible Ogre, the lightning fast Unicorn, or her close friends, Princess Sadie and Princess Amira! Includes 21 tarot-sized character cards and 13 acrylic favor tokens! Enjoy with 2-6 players, ages 10+ in 20 min! Card Game AUG211912 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SPECTACLE VOL 4 $15.99 Page 357
Megan Rose Gedris
Anna’s supernatural powers are increasing, but so is her worry that they come from a terrifying source. Everyone in the circus has developed mutations, and they’re dropping like flies. Anna thinks she’s found a cure, but a smooth-talking faith healer insists he can save everyone…for a fee. Can she fix things before anyone else dies? AUG211918

TEA DRAGON FESTIVAL TP $12.99 Page 351
Katie O’Neill
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. Critically acclaimed graphic novelist K. O’Neill delivers another charming, gentle fantasy story about finding your purpose, and the community that helps you along the way. AUG211911

RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT

PASS ME BY VOL 1 GONE FISHIN $20.00 Page 368
Kyle Simmers and Ryan Danny Owen
A queer, rural, Canadian, romantic tragedy. In this first book in the series, we are introduced to Ed as a retired man spending his time fishing with his close friend Rory. Rocked by a recent dementia diagnosis, Ed attempts to keep a semblance of a normal life. As his health worsens and daily routines become increasingly difficult, his panic begins to grow. Forget-ting what he orders every day at the diner, disoriented by a grocery list, lost in familiar spaces, Ed’s memories become a faded photograph of a past with the potential to disappear forever. AUG211982 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PASS ME BY VOL 2 ELECTRIC VICE $19.99 Page 368
Kyle Simmers and Ryan Danny Owen
A chance encounter between Ed and the charismatic, androgynous frontman of the pulse pounding, glam rock band Electric Vice, sucks Ed into a world of mascara, weathered leather, platform heels and neon. A detour towards a deeper understanding of Ed and the memories at risk from his dementia in an era that pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality in shaping his identity. Initial orders will include a limited edition Electric Vice album cover slip case, made to resemble the album cover as if a fan had kept a copy from 1973 until now, limited to only 1,000 copies. (Volume 2 of 5) AUG211981

SCOUT COMICS

SWAMP DOGS #1 $3.99 Page 371
J M Brandt, Theo Prasidis, and Kewber Baal
Black Caravan Imprint. They came from the swamp…the scummiest squad of Confederate soldiers, brought back to life by powerful Voodoo magic. They crave power, carnage, and female flesh! They are the Swamp Dogs! Now, young lovers Ayana and Violet, and their friends from the goofy stoner metal band The Grunch, will unknowingly fall into their ghoulish nest. Bear witness to a rollicking gorefest straight out of the shocking grindhouse and revengeful blaxploitation of the 1970s, and the cult horror classics of the 1980s…with a modern twist. AUG212006

SCRIBNER

THE TIMES I KNEW I WAS GAY GRAPHIC MEMOIR SC $17.00 Page 374
Eleanor Crewes
Ellie always had questions about who she was and how she fit in. As a girl, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and found dating boys much more confusing than many of her friends did. As she grew older, so did her fears and a deep sense of unbelonging. From her first communion to her first girlfriend via a swathe of self-denial, awkward encounters, and everyday courage, Ellie offers a fresh and funny self-portrait of a young woman becoming herself. AUG212015

SEVEN SEAS

BOY MEETS MARIA $13.99 Page 455
Peyo
An LGBT+ manga exploring love and gender at a high school drama club. Taiga dreams of becoming an actor, so the first thing he does upon entering high school is join the drama club. There, he meets the beautiful, enigmatic Maria and immediately falls in love with her. Not long after, Taiga is told that she is actually a boy — but is that all there is to Maria’s story? This beautifully illustrated one-volume tale, the debut work of creator PEYO before their untimely passing in 2020, explores the layered nature of personal expression and the fluidity of the power of love. AUG212347

EVEN THOUGH WERE ADULTS VOL 3 $12.99 Page 455
Takako Shimura
Ayano, an elementary school teacher in her thirties, stops by a bar one day and meets another woman named Shuri. Sparks fly as the two chat, and before the night is over, Ayano even goes in for a kiss. Shuri is intrigued but confused especially when she discovers that Ayano has a husband! Both Ayano and Shuri are about to find out that love doesn’t get any easier, even as you grow older. AUG212351

SILVER SPROCKET

FUNGIRL GN $29.99 Page 376
Elizabeth Pich
Fungirl is a hapless (hopeless) mess of a woman crashing through life, leaving mayhem in her wake. Her oblivious antics infuriate her roommate-slash-ex-girlfriend and threaten any opportunity for employment, but surely Fungirl will figure it all out… eventually. A love letter to that chaotic friend with a heart of gold! AUG212028

SQUARE ENIX MANGA

I THINK OUR SON IS GAY VOL 2 $12.99 Page 460
Okura
With her husband working abroad, mama Tomoko is in charge of raising their two precious sons back on the Aoyama ranch. Keeping her kids fed, clothed, and on schedule is all in a day’s work, but Tomoko also watches over them with great love and care… and in the case of her eldest son Hiroki, who’s doing a very bad job of keeping his sexuality a secret from his family, a big dose of bemusement. And now Hiroki might have another secret to keep! Lately he’s been coming home from school talking enthusiastically about a certain boy, his classmate Daigo! With practically every other word out of her son’s mouth being about Daigo, Tomoko can’t help thinking Hiroki’s crushing pretty hard on his friend! AUG212382

STREET NOISE BOOKS

QUEER AS ALL GET OUT GN $18.99 Page 387
Shelby Criswell
This book paints a picture of the lives of ten specific LGBTQIA people from history, framed by the personal struggles of the author to find acceptance and to carve out a meaningful life. The author, Shelby Criswell shares the reality of life as a genderqueer person, living in the American South, revealing their own personal struggle for acceptance and how they were inspired by the valiant efforts of each of the ten featured historical transgender or queer people to live their own truth. Church being important but their own conflict of how the church traditionally treats the gay community. AUG212059

SUBLIME

BAD BOYS HAPPY HOME VOL 2 $12.99 Page 429
Shoowa and Hiromasa Okujima
High school bad boy Akamatsu allows Seven, a homeless guy living in a nearby park, to crash at his place for a few months. But one day Seven up and kisses him! Things get awkward after that until one night when their relationship takes an unexpected turn. AUG21222

TITAN

LIFE IS STRANGE: SETTLING DUST #2 $3.99 Page 393
Emma Vieceli, Andrea Izzo, and Claudia Leonardi
Max finally believes that she has found a way to cross the timelines and return to the woman she loves, Chloe Price. Features the comic debut of fan favorite characters Steph Gingrich and Victoria Chase from the original game. AUG212078

VAULT / WONDERBOUND

BARBARIC HC VOL 1 16.99 Page 416
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches. Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It’s just Barbaric. AUG212157

DEADBOX #3 $3.99 Page 414
Mark Russell and Ben Tiesma
Strangers arrive in Lost Turkey for nefarious purposes. A local makes a questionable movie choice while babysitting his grandkids. AUG212147

RADIO APOCALYPSE #1 $3.99 Page 412
Ram V. and Anand Rk
Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown, a beacon in the dark for those who wander the lost places. Now change is coming to Bakerstown. Among the refugees flocking into an already precarious settlement, an orphan boy Rion, caught in an indiscretion, will twine his fate with the Radio Station. And in doing so, begin this mixtape of love and heartbreak and interminable hope. This soundtrack to the end of the world. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXI #2 (FEB211600) AUG212141

WASTED SPACE #24 $3.99 Page 414
Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman
The penultimate issue of the acclaimed sci-fi hit is here. Billy sets himself up for a showdown with the Creator, while Molly and Dust face heavy resistance in their efforts to free the galaxy. Twists and turns abound, all leading to Wasted Space’s most shocking climax. AUG212153

WORLD OF DARKNESS CRIMSON THAW #2 $3.99 Page 413
Tini Howard & Various and Julius Ohta
For over a century, werewolves of the Twin Cities have protected their blessed places from threats both physical and spiritual. When vampires under Cecily’s rule move in on one of these precious sites, it’s a declaration of war, one that Tyrell ‘the Stainless’ Stinar and his ferocious pack will avenge at any cost, even if that includes slaying one of their own. World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw continues with werewolves in the spotlight and a bloody battle for leadership. AUG212143

WRASSLE CASTLE GN BOOK 1 LEARNING ROPES $9.99 Page 400
Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, and Galaad
Lydia Riverthane has always dreamed of being a professional wrassler, the greatest of all fighters in the kingdom of Grimslade. There are just a few pesky things standing between her and the big tournament at Wrassle Castle. There’s only one way Lydia can save her brother — wrassling! Lydia Riverthane has always dreamed of being a professional wrassler, the greatest of all fighters in the kingdom of Grimslade. Growing up in the shadow of Wrassle Castle, where her older brother routinely racks up championship belts, has only fueled her competitive fire. But when her brother is mysteriously arrested for treason, Lydia and her friends must find a way into the year-end tournament. There she can win back his freedom the only way she knows how…wrassling! Book 1 of the three volume series of original graphic novels. JUL212105

VIZ

HOW DO WE RELATIONSHIP VOL 4 $10.99 Page 438
Tamifull
It’s getting harder for Miwa and Saeko to ignore the tensions in their relationship as even their sex life starts to suffer. Saeko begins to feel like Miwa doesn’t really see her while Miwa finds herself dwelling more and more on the past. They don’t want to give up on each other, but what do you do when a relationship starts to sour?
For older teen audiences. AUG212246

MY HERO ACADEMIA SCHOOL BRIEFS NOVEL SC VOL 5 $10.99 Page 434
Kouhei Horikoshi and Anri Yoshi
It’s time for class 1-A to start getting ready for the end-of-the-year holidays. As excited as everyone is for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the New Year itself, preparing means undertaking a big winter cleaning. The unsuspecting students get a big surprise when their cleaning leads to a crazy discovery. There’s only one way to find out where the mysterious entrance they uncover leads to-and that means rustling up some Plus Ultra spirit and venturing inside! AUG212234

MY LOVE MIX UP VOL 1 $9.99 Page 437
Wataru Hinekure and Aruko
Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to him in class. But he despairs when he borrows her eraser and sees she’s written the name of another boy-Ida-on it. To make matters more confusing, Ida sees Aoki holding that very eraser and thinks Aoki has a crush on him! AUG212241

YEN PRESS

MINT CHOCOLATE VOL 4 $13.00 Page 443
Mami Orikasa
When rumors start floating around about Nanami and Kyouhei’s relationship status-as full-blooded siblings-the new couple has to do everything they can to keep their romance a secret!! But will the malicious gossipmonger leave them in peace…or is a new wave heading their way?! AUG212269

NEW YORK NEW YORK VOL 1 $24.00 Page 442
Marimo Ragawa
New York police officer, Cain, while hiding that he’s gay, goes out every night in Manhattan in want of a one night stand. But when he meets his ideal man, Mel, he finds the love of his life… An ambitious work which depicts love and humanism with gay themes! AUG212259

SASAKI AND MIYANO VOL 4 $13.00 Page 443
Shou Harusono
After he was put on the spot by Sasaki’s confession, it’s time for Miyano to face the music and give him a serious answer. Are his feelings for Sasaki admiration? Or adoration? Will Miyano choose to make his own story a BL one…?! AUG212266

August 22, 2021
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