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LGBTQA Previews October 2021 Part 2

October marks the 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman and DC is celebrating the occasion with a lot of Wonder Woman related projects! Most exciting of them is Wonder Woman Historia The Amazons by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez! Some of the other books are an 80 page anthology with lots of creators including Jose Luis Garcia Lopez; a Silver Age omnibus collecting Wonder Woman issues #98 – 123; and a one shot collecting the recent Adventures of Young Diana backup strip that might be perfect for the young Wonder Woman fan in your life. Not to be forgotten is the start of a six part Nubia mini series!

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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KILLER QUEENS #3 $3.99 Page 110
David M. Booher and Claudia Balboni
Our super-gay sass-assins have broken out of captivity with the help of some super cute new friends and a hot new ride. Teaming with rebels Haws and Ballik, the Killer Queens set out on a groovy adventure to escape the chaotic aftermath of their jailbreak! However, these new friends may not be what they seem-are Max and Alex in for the ride of their lives? AUG210324

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #4 $3.99 Page 105
Kevin Smith & Various, and Mindy Lee
In this final issue He-Man and Teela confront Skeletor about the destructive Orlax monster he unleashed and demand his help in a story that leads directly to the opening episode of the new Netflix show written by Kevin Smith! The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show! AUG210312

NORSE MYTHOLOGY II #5 $3.99 Page 110
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Thor, Loki, and Hoenir come across a giant mischievous eagle who sets them off on a journey to obtain the apples of immortality which all the gods desire for perennial youth!
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ORVILLE ARTIFACTS #1 $3.99 Page 108
David Goodman and David Cabeza
When Ed bumps into his old astro- archaeology teacher, the professor asks for assistance in his pursuit of the lost fleet of the Zankon, whose systems-spanning empire rose and fell millions of years ago, according to legend. However, doing so means taking the Orville into a system so hazardous no ship has ever successfully navigated it. AUG210320

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ACTION COMICS #1036 $4.99 Page 30
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sean Lewis, Daniel Sampere, and Sami Basri
The Warwold saga begins! After learning of an enslaved race with mysterious ties to Krypton, Superman and the Authority travel across the galaxy to dethrone the new Mongul and liberate Warworld. Introducing new characters and a new corner of the DC Universe, the biggest Superman event since the Death and Return of Superman begins here! 0821DC081

AQUAMAN THE BECOMING #2 $3.99 Page 30
Brandon Thomas and Diego Olortegui
Someone launched a terrorist attack on Atlantis, and Jackson Hyde is the prime suspect! Despite Mera’s best efforts to defend Jackson against the accusations of the Atlantean guard, the evidence is mounting and time’s running out. How far will Jackson go to prove his innocence? 0821DC083

ARKHAM CITY THE ORDER OF THE WORLD #1 $3.99 Page 4
Dan Watters and Dani
The Joker’s attack on Arkham Asylum left the long-standing Gotham establishment in ruin, most of the patients killed or missing, and only a handful of surviving staff–a few nurses, a gravely injured security guard, and one doctor. In the chaos of the assault, it is believed that several of the asylum’s patients escaped and scurried off into the dark nooks and crannies of Gotham City. Now, these Arkhamites walk among us, and it’s up to the Asylum’s one remaining doctor, Jocasta Joy, to round up her former patients. Meet these Arkhamites: a woman with no face, a pyggy in search of perfection, a man who feels nothing and burns everything, a woman who must devour life to save herself, a man unfit for the waking world who looks instead for Wonderland, a body with more than one soul, a being unbound from time who lives in the present and the past, a boy who seeks the comfort of vermin, and the twisted man who sees them all for who they are. And witness the avenging angel who stalks them. This fall, join writer Dan Watters and artist Dani on an odyssey through the deepest depths and darkest shadows of Gotham City and find all-new reasons to fear the night. 0821DC010

BATMAN #114 & 115 $4.99 Page 3
James Tynion IV, Brandon Thomas, Jorge Jimenez, Jason Howard, and Jorge Corona
Batman is racing against time to stop Gotham City from tearing itself apart as the Scarecrow’s long game is revealed. The Dark Knight has bigger problems though, as an insane Peacekeeper-01 is on a murderous rampage through the streets of Gotham! Can Peackeeper-X stop him?! Back-Up: Clownhunter has been doused with Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow, and he is living out every anxiety, moment of pain, and heartbreak he’s ever had. Will he find his way out and resume his goal of being Gotham’s protector from clowns? Or will he succumb to Scarecrow’s greatest mind game yet?! See the end of this epic story that will change Clownhunter’s trajectory in Gotham City forever! 0821DC004

Batman and Miracle Molly are all that stands between Gotham City and absolute insanity! But an unhinged Simon Saint brings all the resources of the Magistrate to bear on the Dark Knight…is victory at hand for the Scarecrow? Back-Up: Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown have each other’s backs no matter what–even if it means punching some Magistrate soldier butt, and putting an even bigger target on their backs. Meanwhile, a mysterious Anti-Oracle character finally makes contact directly with Babs and has a few things to say about the unethical nature of Oracle’s powers, and what they think should be done about it. 0821DC007

BATMAN SECRET FILES PEACEKEEPER-01 #1 $4.99 Page 5
James Tynion IV, Ed Brisson, and Joshua Nixson
Picking up after the events of Fear State: Alpha, follow Sean Mahoney, a.k.a. Peacekeeper-01, in the wake of his exposure to highly potent Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow! Now, dosed with terror and facing a lifetime of fear and insecurity, Mahoney has found himself frantically reflecting on his past as a GCPD officer, and then as a prison guard at Arkham Asylum–all while desperately attempting to keep his mind from fracturing. Will Peacekeeper-01 give into fear…or become terror incarnate? 0821DC013

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #8 $7.99 Page 8
Alyssa Wong, Brandon Thomas, Dan Watters, Christian Ward, Vasco Georgiev, Cian Tormey, and Nikola Cizmesija
Batwoman: Fear State tie in! Someone has hacked into the Oracle Network and has started spreading information around Gotham–Batman is dead, Cassandra Cain Batgirl is a killer, Fear Toxin is in the air. Which is true and which is false? Batwoman will find out with the help of Commissioner Renee Montoya and…Kate’s sister Beth, AKA Red Alice?! Outsiders: Scarecrow has stirred Gotham City into a panic, and it’s awakened one of his first students he experimented on, a man turned into a monster known as THE Fearful! The Outsiders will have to reunite with the Signal in order to stop the Fearful and keep the city at peace. But a message from the world of Future State reaches the Signal and changes everything. Azrael: Azrael, the last acolyte of the Order of St. Dumas, has returned to the streets of Gotham City after serving with the Justice League in the stars. He’s convinced he’s strayed too far from his purpose, too far from his teachings, and needs to reassert himself. But he’ll be met with a city that’s changed forever, a city that will shake his faith. Professor Pyg: Just in time for Halloween, a tale of Super Hero horror from fan-favorite creator Christian Ward, writing and drawing a story of Batman hunting down Professor Pyg in order to find the victim of a kidnapping. Batman will dig back into his memories of youth to track down Pyg and save a child’s life. 0821DC024

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES OMNIBUS HC $99.99 Page 38
James Tynion IV a
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Batman and Robin team up with Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael to take on villains from two dimensions! DC Comics and IDW Publishing proudly present the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles omnibus, collecting all three Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover miniseries along with never-before-seen extras., 0821DC176

CATWOMAN #36 $3.99 Page 6
Ram V and Nina Vakueva
The Gotham City Sirens reunion no one saw coming! As Ivy senses Queen Ivy’s presence and her behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Catwoman decides that she is too vulnerable to keep in Alleytown and a plan is hatched to get her out of Gotham. But to do it, she’s going to need the help of The Riddler–but even after Selina saved him from certain doom, can he be trusted? Meanwhile, the flickering assassin known as the Wight Witch, flanked by Magistrate soldiers, has arrived to return Ivy to Simon Saint! Harley Quinn and The Gardener join the fight against Wight Witch and the Magistrate! Also featuring…Ghost-Maker! 0821DC016

THE CONJURING THE LOVER #5 $3.99 Page 32
David L. Johnson-McGoldrick, Rex Ogle, Ray Fawkes, Garry Brown, and Christopher Mitten
The fear-soaked finale! Manipulated by the Occultist, Jessica has done the unthinkable and murdered her best friend, but her torments are far from over. Then, in our final terrifying trip into the haunted artifact room, Domo Stanton tells the heart-stopping tale of the Occultist’s Chalice! 0821DC106

CRUSH & LOBO #5 $3.99 Page 31
Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan
The hunt is on! Lobo left a trail of destruction across the galaxy that’s…honestly pretty easy to follow. But even though Crush thinks she’s seen it all (Murder! Mayhem! Intergalactic highway robbery!), nothing can prepare her for what she finds when her father’s trail goes cold. 0821DC104

DC VS VAMPIRES #1 $3.99 Page 16
James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, and Otto Schmidt
The Justice League has long protected Earth from all manner of foreign and alien invaders over the years, always keeping a vigilant eye to the skies for the next threat. But what if the threat was already walking the Earth…hiding in plain sight…watching…waiting for their moment to strike… In the tradition of DCeased comes a terrifying new series from the twisted minds of James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, and Otto Schmidt that will tear the Justice League apart in their war with the undead! 0821DC044

DETECTIVE COMICS #1044 $4.99 Page 7
Mariko Tamaki, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Mora, and David Lapham
When the terrorist organization known as the Red Clown took control of Mayor Nakano’s personal security detail, only the Batman could protect Gotham’s highest-ranking city official from certain death! But when the pair is thrust into the sewers below, a much more sinister threat lurks in the darkness. Better look sharp, Batman, because a hundred thousand eggs with a hundred thousand little monsters inside are about to hatch…and they look humgry… Back-up: Arkham Asylum may have been decimated during A-DAY, but its legacy lives on. Now, Mayor Nakano has given the green light for a brand-new Arkham Tower to be erected in the heart of Gotham City, and some strange and horrific things are going down at the construction site. Don’t miss this epic kick-off to a story arc that will shape the Batman universe for years to come! 0821DC020

DREAMING WAKING HOURS TP $29.99 Page 40
G. Willow Wilson, Nick Robles, Javier Rodriguez, and MK Perker
When Dream unleashed his latest nightmare, Ruin, he could not have expected that his creation would fall in love with the very first dreamer he met–sending him on a wild quest and drawing into his orbit both a fallen angel and a sorcerer with a startling connection to Dream himself! Collects The Dreaming: Waking Hours #1-12. 0821DC185

GREEN LANTERN #7 $4.99 Page 32
Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney, and Marco Santucci
Rescue the Lanterns! The mystery of the Dark Sectors begins to unravel. To rescue Kilowog and his squad of surviving Lanterns, John enters the realm of the Golden Centurions and their mysterious master, the Lightbringer! Meanwhile on Oa, Keli lies in a coma, while Jo’s team closes in on those responsible for the destruction of the power battery, but a surprise arrival takes a key investigator off the board! 0821DC112

GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 VOL 1 $19.99 Page 40
Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp, and Xermanico
Eisner Award-winning author Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp continue their bold and imaginative take on the Green Lantern! Following the Blackstar incursion, Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns must put the world back together! Collects Green Lantern: Blackstars #1-3 and The Green Lantern Season Two #1-6. 0821DC186

HARLEY QUINN #8 $3.99 Page 8
Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo
Sorry, Harley’s not here right now, but this is her trusted sidekick Kevin, and I’m happy to be keeping watch over the streets of Gotham. The city’s gone a little crazy with the Magistrate’s forces cracking down. I just hope that Harley’s mission to Alley Town with Catwoman and the Gardener is successful in finding the missing piece of Poison Ivy that could be the very key to saving Gotham. In the meantime, I’ll help put fires out around Gotham…literally…and I might get some unexpected help in the process! Fear State part two continues here! 0821DC027

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES THE EAT BANG KILL TOUR #2 $3.99 Page 32
Tee Franklin and Max Sarin
On the road to romance (a.k.a. an ataxia-filled, Thelma and Louise-style road trip), Harley and Ivy head to Catwoman’s to ask for a massive favor (hey, Selina’s a natural born cat sitter…). Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon, on the hunt for the chaos queen herself, crosses a line he might not be able to come back from… 0821DC116

JOKER #8 $5.99 Page 36
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Guillem March, and Sweeney Boo
Jim Gordon was warned, to “head back to the light while you still can,” but his quest to apprehend The Joker is taking him deeper into darkness. Could The Joker actually be innocent of the attack on Arkham Asylum? Punchline Back-Up: It’s a jailbreak as Bluebird must escape from Blackgate before Punchline and her gang can murder her! 0821DC155

JUSTICE LEAGUE #69 $4.99 Page 33
Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V, Siya Oum, and Scott Godlewski
The superspies of Checkmate poke their sneaky noses where they do not belong, and the Justice League are NOT happy about it. In fact, most of the League isn’t even happy Checkmate exists, setting up Checkmate versus the Justice League! The superspies versus the super…guys. In Justice League Dark, Zatanna is locked in a battle with the greatest sorcerer of all time–Merlin! 0821DC120

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #5 $3.99 Page 36
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Veronica, the Scientist, has one of the longest-standing connections to Walter among anyone in the House…and through her work with NASA, she may have insight into who he really is. But what she sees in the stars above the House may upend everything she thought she knew! 0821DC161

NIGHTWING #85 $3.99 Page 6
Tom Taylor and Robbi Rodriguez
Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other. 0821DC018

NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #1 $3.99 Page 24
Vita Ayala, Stephanie Williams, and Alitha Martinez
After the thrilling events of Infinite Frontier, Nubia becomes queen of Themyscira, but the new title also brings challenges. With the unexpected arrival of new Amazons, our hero is forced to reckon with her past and forge a new path forward for her sisters. Little does she know, a great evil grows beneath the island and it’s up to this former guardian of Doom’s Doorway to unite her tribe before paradise is lost forever! This unforgettable miniseries from writers Vita Ayala and Stephanie Williams, along with all-star artist Alitha Martinez brings the fan-favorite character back to the DCU for good. After Nubia, the world of the Amazons will never be the same! 0821DC069

ROBIN #7 $3.99 Paghe 34
Joshua Williamson and Gleb Melnikov
It was the smooch heard ’round the world…and it’s the one thing Damian Wayne didn’t see coming his way in the Lazarus Tournament! As Robin battles for the secrets of eternal life against the deadliest killers on the planet, can he–will he–dare he–survive…a girlfriend? 0821DC131

RWBY JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 $3.99 Page 34
Marguerite Bennett and Meghan Hetrick
The tide has shifted around Remnant, and Team RWBY is on their heels. They’re surrounded on all sides with nowhere left to turn. If Team RWBY and their new powerful friends can’t stand against this final wave, then it’s the end of Remnant, permanently! 0821DC133

STATIC SEASON ONE #5 $3.99 Page 34
Vita Ayala, CHRISSCROSS, and Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Here’s the good news: Static knows where the government is imprisoning the Bang Babies it’s rounded up off the streets of Dakota. Here’s the bad news: once he’s inside, he may not be getting out. 0821DC138

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY HC $24.99 Page 39
Grant Morrison and Mikel Janin
A new Authority for a new era! Sometimes even Superman needs to enlist help. Sometimes tasks require methods and heroes unfit even for the Justice League. So Clark Kent seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of some business on the sly. But can the Man of Steel hold together and inspire a team of rogues to become the heroes he needs? Collects Superman and the Authority #1-4. 0821DC181

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #4 $3.99 Page 35
Tom Taylor and John Timms
Kal-El has left, and the weight of the world now rests on his son’s shoulders. Powerful forces have been threatened by Jon Kent’s first leaps in his father’s boots. It’s hard to hurt a man of steel, but his loved ones make a much easier target. Jon’s world is about to come crashing down. 0821DC148

SWAMP THING #8 $3.99 Page 36
Ram V and Mike Perkins
A terrifying reunion! With Levi making his choice, the new avatar of the Green draws one step closer to escaping the clutches of the Suicide Squad! But is it already too late? Has the Squad bolstered themselves to an unstoppable end? Or will an unexpected guest help him to victory at a terrible cost? 0821DC163

SWAMP THING VOL 1 BECOMING $16.99 Page 40
Ram V. and Mike Perkins
A new Swamp Thing is born! Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi Kamei is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Collects Future State: Swamp Thing #1-2 and The Swamp Thing #1-4. 0821DC187

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #8 $3.99 Page 35
Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval
It’s Halloween at the Academy! That means homecoming is fast approaching! With the freshmen excited about getting in touch with their spooky sides, the faculty, again, grapples with the scary threat posed by their rogue student, the mysterious Red X. Luckily, this time, the Titans have help from some old friends who have, at long last, come home. 0821DC150 [Bunker is in the cast and new character Stitch is non binary.]

TITANS UNITED #2 $4.99 Page 37
Cavan Scott and Jose Luis
Guest-Starring Hawk and Dove! The Titans uncover a plot against them. Someone has been stealing their powers, but who? And what has it got to do with Superboy? Guest-starring Hawk and Dove. 0821DC165

WONDER GIRL #6 $3.99 Page 37
Joelle Jones and Leila Del Duca
After encountering Wonder Girl and Artemis, Yara believes now more than ever that she needs to find her lost sisters. Only they hold the answers to the trauma of her past and fear of the future. Is Yara a hero? Or is she a weapon of the gods wielded to destroy all Amazons? All will be revealed as Yara meets Potira! 0821DC167

WONDER WOMAN #780 $4.99 Page 37
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Travis Moore
After the events of Death Metal, Diana finally makes it back from her unforgettable odyssey through the Sphere of the Gods! Has the world moved on without her? This special oversize story paves the way to an exciting new future for the greatest hero of them all! 0821DC169

WONDER WOMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 $9.99 Page 20
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Mark Waid, Tom King, Steve Orlando, G. Willow Wilson, Amy Reeder, Jim Cheung, Paulina Ganucheau, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Evan Doc Shaner, Isaac Goodheart, Gabriel Picolo and more
Put on your tiaras and prepare your indestructible bracelets! DC is inviting you to join us for a one-of-a-kind special showcasing Wonder Woman’s past, present, and future to celebrate the legacy she has created and those she will continue to inspire with her adventures for years to come. This oversize super spectacular features work from some of the very best in the comic industry along with bright young stars ready to share the spotlight with Diana. You won’t want to miss these new stories that capture timeless messages of hope and empowerment presented together in this gorgeous keepsake issue! 0821DC057 (Yanick Paquette cover) / 0821DC059 (Cat Staggs) / 0821DC061 (Jen Bartel) / 0821DC062 (Amy Reeder)

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #5 $5.99 Page 37
Kurt Busiek, Sanya Anwar, Sherri L. Smith, Trung Le Nguyen, Ben Dewey, Sanya Anwar, Colleen Doran, and others
Prepare to be whisked away with an Amazon fairy tale, flown back to World War II, swept up in a nautical ghost story, and blasted by a bitter space princess! Don’t miss the penultimate issue of this golden moment for Diana and her legacy! 0821DC171

WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA THE AMAZONS #1 $7.99 Page 22
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez
The wait is over, and the entire story of the Amazons can finally be told! Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible things…but their existence could not stay secret for long. When a despairing woman named Hippolyta crossed the Amazons’ path, a series of events was set in motion that0821DC059 would lead to an outright war in heaven–and the creation of the Earth’s greatest guardian! Legendary talents Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez unleash a reading experience the likes of which you’ve never seen, with unbelievably sumptuous art and a story that will haunt you–with subsequent issues featuring art by modern masters Gene Ha and Nicola Scott! One of the most unforgettable DC tales of all time begins here! 0821DC066 (Jimenez cover) / 0821DC067 (Coipel cover)

WONDER WOMAN TEMPEST TOSSED WONDER WOMAN DAY SPECIAL EDITION #1 $0.25 Page 27
Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila Del Duca
New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson reimagines Wonder Woman’s origin in this timely story about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change. This special edition features an extended sample from the full-length graphic novel. 0821DC992 details

WONDER WOMAN THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG DIANA SPECIAL #1 $9.99 Page 25
Jordie Bellaire and Paulina Ganucheau
The world may know her as Wonder Woman, but once upon a time she was Diana, the young princess of Themyscira. Back then, she struggled to find her place on an island deemed paradise by many, but which was, to her, a prison. Trapped in her role as a royal and shielded from the harsh realities of Man’s World, Diana yearned for adventure, or at least a purpose. So when ancient texts portraying her home’s history go missing, she gets both. How far will our hero go to find the texts and the truths they’re hiding? Find out in this exciting story that promises to be a classic for for years to come! Collected together for the first time, these backup stories by Eisner Award-winner Jordie Bellaire and rising star Paulina Ganucheau provide an intimate look into Wonder Woman’s upbringing and dangerous secrets of her past you’ll never forget! 0821DC072

WONDER WOMAN THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 1 $99.99 Page 40
Bob Kanigher, Julius Schwartz, Jack Schiff, Ross Andru, Morris Waldinger, Henry Boltinoff, Mike Esposito and more
These fantastical stories from the 1950s and 1960s take Wonder Woman from Paradise Island to Man’s World, to the bottom of the ocean, and even to outer space, and they introduce Wonder Girl, Wonder Tot, and more! Collects stories from Wonder Woman #98-123, many reprinted in color for the first time! 0821DC189

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TMNT ONGOING #122 $3.99 Page 139
Sophie Campbell and Jodie Nishijima
The fallout from the confrontation between the Mutanimals and the TMNT continues with many questioning what direction Mutant Town is headed for. While the Turtles discuss their new path forward, Hob begins to set his sights on a new target: Baxter Stockman! AUG210575

TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #2 $4.99 Page 142
Steve Orlando and Agustin Padilla
King Grimlock rampages on! Confronted by the ghoulish host of the Red Wizard’s Army, Grimlock leads a band of villagers into a war against their ruler. But all is not what it seems near the Red Wizard’s compound. Will Grimlock lead them to freedom… or destruction?! AUG210586

TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #3 $3.99 Page 142
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 #3, Starscream seeks out more Decepticons to prevent another war that could destroy Cybertron, but memories of the past haunt every step. As the Autobots close in, Starscream must decide between peace for his planet and his former best friend. AUG210589

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DEEP BEYOND #9 $3.99 Page 79
Mirka Andolfo, David Goy, and Andrea Broccardo
The situation for Paul and his human followers is escalating quickly. Caught in a dangerous crossfire, they no longer know who they can trust. Could the solution they seek come from someone they thought lost to the distant past? Only one thing is certain: they are in serious trouble. AUG210225

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH VOL 2 $16.99 Page 70
James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds
Cole Turner thought he’d joined the right side in the war for the Truth. But the more he learns about Lee Harvey Oswald’s tenure leading the Department, the less sure he is. And as Tulpas start to gain a stronger foothold in the real world, Cole’s time to decide where he stands is running out. Collects issues #8-13. AUG210159

FINE PRINT TP $16.99 Page 60
Stjepan Sejic
How do you deal with a broken heart? Junk food? Excessive drinking? Dubious contracts with ancient gods? For Laure Thomas, the queen of bad decisions, the answer is always the worst possible choice. So when she finds herself with the rare opportunity to have her broken heart patched by the highest-rated god of desire, what could possibly go wrong?
A tale of gods, mortals, love, lust, death, and bad decisions — that all starts with a simple bite of a golden apple. AUG210066

GOOD ASIAN #6 $3.99 Page 81
Pornsak Pichetshote, Alexandre Tefenkgi, and Lee Loughridge
On the run from the police, Edison Hark heads to the only person he can for help — and confronts a long-avoided past. AUG210233

HOME SICK PILOTS #10 $3.99 Page 82
Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard
It’s the Home Sick Pilots vs. the Nuclear Bastards in a final battle of the bands that could well be the final battle of the bands on the planet. No advance tickets, drink tokens available at the door. AUG210236

MOM MOTHER OF MADNESS HC $24.99 Page 62
Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett, and Leila Leiz
The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Bath time’s at 7pm, bedtime’s at 8pm, and crimefighting never sleeps when villains out of Maya’s shadowy past come to collect. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await with co-writer Marguerite Bennett and the glamorous artist of Horde, Leila Leiz! Collects the complete limited series, M.O.M.: Mother Of Madness #1 – #3 AUG210080

SFSX (SAFE SEX) VOL 2 TERMS OF SERVICE $16.99 Page 72
Tina Horn and G. Romero-Johnston
Popular creator Tina Horn continues her cyberpunk thriller SFSX (SAFE SEX), teaming up with up-and-coming artist G. Romero-Johnston for the latest volume of this sexy adventure comic. After their previous adventures in sex, love, and torture left them separated and traumatized, the Dirty Mind heroes must face the totalitarian Party’s latest “social program” — one involving uncanny sexpots and a twisted men’s rights movement. This intelligent and colorful dystopian satire is perfect for fans of Ex Machina, Black Mirror’s “San Junipero,” and Pose. Pick up the latest installment of the critically acclaimed series SyFy Wire says, “effortlessly captures the feeling of this revolutionary and terrifying moment in time. AUG210176

SWEET PAPRIKA #4 $3.99 Page 91
Mirka Andolfo
Paprika is shocked by the revelation she had — a real bombshell on a USB stick. She starts asking herself questions about the very foundations of her way of life. It would be a good time to talk to a friend…if only she had any. But there are other ways to find comfort. Maybe. AUG210266

UNNATURAL OMNIBUS HC $39.99 Page 68
Mirka Andolfo
Leslie J. Blair is a simple pig girl. She loves sushi, and she hates her job. Her world is dominated by a totalitarian government that interferes in the personal lives of its citizens, punishing transgressors for so-called “unnatural” relationships. Leslie dreams of something different for herself, but these dreams are quickly becoming dangerous. And when she wakes up, it feels as if she’s being watched. For the first time, the whole suspenseful erotic fantasy series that made Mirka Andolfo a rising star is collected in a unique hardcover book, featuring loads of bonus content and an all-new cover by Mirka herself. Collects issues #1-12. AUG210140

MARVEL

ALIEN #8 $3.99 Page 67
Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Salvador Larroca
Blood harvest! The xenomorphs overtake the settlement. A last stand is made. A terrible truth is learned. AUG211227

BLACK CAT is not listed in October solicitations.

CHAMPIONS #10 $3.99 Page 62
Danny Lore and Luciano Vecchio
The finale of Killer App! The Champions win a major victory over Roxxon — only to discover a much deadlier threat waiting in the wings! Can they win against vicious machines engineered to predict their every move? Or is it the end of the line for our young heroes? AUG211210

DARK AGES #2 $4.99 Page 16
Tom Taylor and Iban Coello
It has been years since the age of technology ended in a single moment, like a switch had been flicked to off for an entire planet. Now Earth’s heroes attempt to bring humanity together in the darkness. X-Men and Avengers, vigilantes and villains all work together to create something better. But something darker than the night is descending on the world. Our post-apocalyptic world is about to face Apocalypse. AUG211070

DEFENDERS #3 $3.99 Page 64
Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
The debut of the deadly Moridun! Doctor Strange and his misfit crew land in a world of dark, primal magic — where our world’s master of the mystic arts is just a magical morsel for countless hungry sorcerers. The most powerful entity on this plane, the maker of magic itself, already knows the Defenders and their mission. Their paltry abilities mean nothing to him, save one: The power to move between cosmos. All of existence lies vulnerable as the Defenders find themselves outmatched! AUG211219 [Cloud is in the cast.]

DOCTOR APHRA #15 $3.99 Page 74
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
“Party Favors” Crimsoin Dawn is back, and Doctor Aphra is trapped aboard their ship! What treasures lie aboard the Vermillion? And what price will Aphra have to pay to obtain them? AUG211254

DOCTOR APHRA VOL 3 WAR OF BOUNTY HUNTERS $15.99 Page 94
Alyssa Wong, Minkyu Jung, and Federico Sabbatini
Doctor Aphra’s adventures continue against the backdrop of War of the Bounty Hunters! Aphra and Sana Starros discover an eerie, abandoned ship… but on board they will discover a nightmarish horror not seen in the galaxy for untold eons. And to make things worse, they must contend with the fearsome bounty hunter Durge! Then, a mysterious invitation leads Aphra and Sana to an exclusive party — teeming with scum and villainy! Can they survive the underworld social event of the century? Or will their cover be blown by a familiar face with an agenda of their own? Face-to-face with the one person she hoped she’d never see again, this time, the not-so-good Doctor is in trouble so deep she might not be able to talk her way out… Collecting Dr Aphra (2020) #11-15. AUG211292

ETERNALS CELESTIA #1 $3.99 Page 39
Kieron Gillen and Kei Zama
There is no god for the Eternals! Now that the truth of their existence is revealed, Ajak and Makkari must pick up the pieces and try to find a road forward… no matter how terrifying it will be, or how their choices will irrevocably shock the rest of the Eternals? Also: How do the Avengers of 1,000,000 BCE figure into it? AUG211136

EXCALIBUR #24 $3.99 Page 46
Tini Howard and Marcus To
Kingdoms of blood! The ten kingdoms of Otherworld must decide: Are Excalibur heroes of the realm, or witchbreed to be put to the stake? The peace brought to Otherworld by their X of Swords victory comes to an end. AUG211170

GAMMA FLIGHT #5 $3.99 Page 60
Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier, and Lan Medina
The revelations of Rick Jones! Rick Jones is one of the oldest, most beloved sidekicks of the Marvel Universe. Del Frye is a high school hero with a horrific past. Together they are… what? Meanwhile, in the pulse-punching finale of the battle with Abomination, new gamma mutate Dionne discovers untapped strengths — but will it be enough to take down the monster who made her? The future of gamma is at stake, and no one will emerge unscathed. AUG211205

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY does not appear in October solicitations.

IRON MAN #13 $3.99 Page 55
Christopher Cantwell and CAFU
Th
e epic showdown between Iron Man and his allies and Korvac and his cohort continues aboard Galactus’ worldship! Reinforcements have finally arrived, and Tony Stark now stands a better chance of stopping Korvac from accessing the Power Cosmic and becoming a power-crazed god all over again! Can Tony — and War Machine, Hellcat, Scarlet Spider, Frog-Man, Gargoyle, Misty Knight and Halcyon — end this fight once and for all? Or are things about to get a whole lot worse? And if they do, will Tony be forced to make a choice that alters the course of his very human existence forever? AUG211193

MARVELS VOICES COMMUNITY #1 $9.99 Psge 27
Daniel Jose Older, Karla Pacheco, Terry Blas, Juan Ponce, Leonardo Romero, Edgar Delgado, Enid Balam, Vanesa del Rey, Adriana Melo, Nico Leon & Alitha E Martinez
Come join the festivities as Marvel celebrates the mighty LatinX heroes and creators from all corners of the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man! White Tiger! Ghost Rider! And so many more heroes get their moment in the sun as new and fan-favorite creators continue to expand the world outside your window in MARVEL’S Voices: Comunidades (Community)! Featuring an introduction by renowned scholar Frederick Luis Aldama! Plus, an all-new hero takes the stage in a whirlwind adventure you won’t want to miss. AUG211100

MARAUDERS #25 $3.99 Page 46
Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto
Queen of Diamond! You don’t cross Emma Frost… even if she was the one who crossed you first. The Marauders’ trip into space gets bloody — and in space, no one can hear you bleed. AUG211166

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #31 $3.99 Page 49
Saladin Ahmed and Christopher Allen
It’s a date night for Spider-Man, and no one informed Taskmaster that three’s a crowd. Why does the greatest mercenary in history have Miles in his sights? Can Tiana Toomes, A.K.A. Starling, do anything to keep her new beaux alive? AUG211178

NEW MUTANTS #22 $3.99 Page 44
Vita Ayala and Rod Reis
Shadow King showdown! He’s been skirting the line… skulking around the Wild Hunt… and now he’s simply gone too far. On Krakoa, where the dead walk among the living and the unforgiveable has been forgiven, the New Mutants now battle an old foe – the psychic entity known as the Shadow King! AUG211160

REIGN OF X VOL 7 $17.99 Page 104
Benjamin Percy, Vita Ayala, Gerry Duggan, Garry Brown, Bernard Chang, Rod Reis, and Phil Noto
Dark secrets in the Reign of X! Quentin Quire returns to Krakoa to find a nightmare creature wreaking havoc on his teammates. The only way to battle it is on its own turf. Sweet dreams, Quentin! But what is X-Force hiding? Elsewhere, a local prison riot quickly turns into an escape — and the only ones who can stop it are a bunch of high schoolers?! The Children of the Atom are on the case! The New Mutants have begun a wild hunt — but someone is looking for friends in all the wrong places, someone else is missing without a trace…and plans that have long been in motion are beginning to unfurl! Meanwhile, Cable’s future is coming back to haunt him…and he isn’t ready. Yet. Collecting X-Force (2019) #18-19, Children of the Atom #2, New Mutants (2019) #16-17 and Cable (2020) #9. AUG211301

REPTIL GN BRINK OF EXTINCTION $13.99 Page 112
Terry Blas, Christos Gage, Enid Balam, and Steve Uy
Reptil — the dinosaur-powered graduate of Avengers Academy – is on the brink of extinction! In the wake of his grandfather’s worsening health, Humberto Lopez has taken a step back from crimefighting to focus on his family. Perhaps it’s a sign that he should give up on becoming a hero and finally come to terms with his parents’ mysterious disappearance…or perhaps not! When a mysterious figure ambushes Humberto, what unravels will shake the core of everything that Reptil thought he knew about his past. And it will either change the course of his future – or end it forever! Plus: Relive Humberto’s sensational debut! When Stegron the Dinosaur Man launches a campaign of destruction across America, the Avengers Initiative needs a new recruit – and Reptil is just the hero for the job! Collecting Reptil #1-4 and Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil. AUG211308

SWORD #9 $3.99 Page 43
Al Ewing and Jacopo Camagni
The Shi’Ar Imperial Guard vs the Legion?! With Abigail Brand’s attention divided between two S.W.O.R.D. stations, all ORCHIS needs is to pick their moment to strike. Meanwhile, the Shi’ar Empress Xandra is making her first formal visit to the Lake Hellas Diplomatic Ring…and stepping into the gunsights of the all-new Lethal Legion!
AUG211147

UNITED STATES CAPTAIN AMERICA #5 $4.99 Page 62
Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham
After the shield thieves free a deadly villain, Bucky Barnes teams up with an air force intelligence officer who might know how to recapture the villain, while John, Sam and Steve give pursuit. When his allies run into trouble, Bucky is forced to face his complicated feelings about taking up the Captain America mantle again. The Captains Network bands together in one last epic battle to keep the shield from being used for nefarious purposes. Don’t miss the pulse-pounding finale of this groundbreaking miniseries!
AUG211211

VENOM #1 $5.99 Page 4
Al Ewing, Ram V. and Bryan Hitch
Hot off the heels of Venom #200 and Extreme Carnage, we’re closing out 2021 with one of the most ambitious books in symbiote history – an all-new Venom from some of comics’ greatest talents! Marvel mainstay Al Ewing, who himself has just ended a character-redefining run on Immortal Hulk, is being joined by Ram V, a horror maestro all his own, to craft a mind-bending and gut-wrenching tale of symbiosis the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen! As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve been joined by industry legend Bryan Hitch, who is leaving it all on the page! We haven’t led you astray yet, have we? So trust us when we tell you that you have never seen a Venom like this! AUG211017

X-FORCE #24 $3.99 Page 44
Ben Percy and Martin Coccolo
Big Brother! Mikhail Rasputin’s nesting doll agents have infiltrated Krakoa before, but never like this. If Black Tom can’t root out their invasion of Beast, the consequences go beyond mere death. Time for Piotor Rasputin, aka Colossus, to step in! AUG211157

X-MEN #4 $3.99 Page 43
Gerry Duggan and Javier Pina
Heads up! It’s Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester… the Headless Horseman?! And that’s not the only terror targeting them. AUG211153

X-MEN TRIAL OF MAGNETO #3 $4.99 Page 41
Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck
Judge, jury and hexecutioner! The truth won’t stay buried. Nor will other things. Who lurks in the shadows, and what do they know? AUG211142

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