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LGBTQA Previews October 2022 Part 1

As always lots of good and tempting comics and graphic novels this time around! Fans of Heartstopper will want to check out Arden High – Twelfth Grade Night from Disney Hyperion!

Looking for comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW? You’ll find them over here in part two! And manga has its own list this month that you can read 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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AFTERSHOCK

BROTHER OF ALL MEN #4 $4.99 Page 232
Zac Thompson and Eoin Marron
A descent into the weird history of so-called Canada. Three truths are revealed. The first sets a man free. The second condemns a brother. And the third…destroys everything built by the cult of Brother XII. AUG221073

JACKPOT GN $19.99 Page 234
Ray Fawkes, Marco Failla, and Georges Duarte
Meet the World’s Greatest Con Artists on the eve of the greatest scam in human history – ripping off the Gods themselves! Nothing is as it seems when the con artists of Jackpot! are introduced to the hidden keys of the universe. But will any of them survive the mind-bending, reality-shattering result? Some of them are already starting to die…and return. Ray Fawkes, acclaimed creator of Intersect and writer of Gotham By Midnight and Batman: Eternal teams up with Marco Failla and Georges Duarte for this mind-bending, genre-busting crime thriller collecting the entire original series, issues #1-6. AUG221076

SIDE EFFECTS GN $17.99 Page 226
Ted Anderson and Tara O’Connor
Hannah doesn’t want to be a hero. She just wants to be well. Hannah’s dealing with a lot in her first year of college and to make matters worse, she’s also battling her own brain, in the form of anxiety and depression. Fortunately, her therapist has put her on some meds to help, but those meds cause some unintended side effects, like sleepless nights, pounding headaches or, in Hannah’s case, superpowers. Now, on top of juggling tests and dates, Hannah has to deal with occasionally shooting lightning bolts from her fingers or reading her girlfriend’s mind. Maybe she’s supposed to be a superhero, but all she wants to do is make it through the year in one piece. AUG221066

VINEYARD #3 $4.99 Page 230
Brian Hawkins and Sami Kivela
Maranatha is caught off guard by the second sacrifice’s identity, which causes her to lash out and question just how much more she can take of her family’s murderous obedience to Dionysus. Meanwhile, siblings Sophia and Adonis face off about the extremism of their father’s belief, and Calum gets in between. AUG221069

ARCHIE

RETURN OF CHILLING ADV IN SORCERY ONE SHOT $3.99 Page 253
Eliot Rahal, Sina Grace, Vincenzo Federici, Liana Kangas, and others
Madam Satan escaped Hell a fugitive and hated woman by Satan and his thralls. She’s now principal of Baxter high and Hell has come to Earth. With each classroom acting as a portal to the different circles in Hell, Madam Satan must recruit similar tortured souls if she has any chance of survival… all leading up to a Madam Satan and her army vs. Satan and his in this highly-anticipated follow-up to last year’s hit Chilling Adventures in Sorcery! AUG221169

AWA STUDIOS

JONESES TP $9.99 Page 271
Michael Moreci and Alessandro Vitti
Spinning out of the pages of The Resistance, The Joneses focuses on a suburban family with a big secret: In the global pandemic known as the “Great Death,” mother, father, sister and brother were all transformed into something superhuman. While the world embraces fascism born of fear, the Joneses realize they face grave consequences if they are exposed as “Reborns.” Do they keep a low profile and hide in plain sight…or use their powers for good and risk exposure? AUG221232

NEW THINK #5 $3.99 Page 268
Gregg Hurwitz and Mike Deodato
This Black Mirror-style anthology examines the rapid proliferation of technology, the cultural and political polarization of the country, and the technocrats that have driven us to such extremes of thought that we need to present the present as something…futuristic. In this issue, a woman tells a story so simple that even children can understand it. Too bad the adults can’t seem to get the message. AUG221230

BLACK MASK

DESTINY NY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 $5.99 Page 274
Pat Shand, Jeffrey Moy, and R Moy
Welcome to a world where magic is a real and accepted part of everyday life. Meet Meadow, a teenager attending a prophecy school in New York City to help her deal with her dark future: she has been destined to die. Meanwhile, a lovelorn barista visits a fortune teller and receives his own dark prediction. The fan-favorite slice-of-life fantasy series Destiny, NY returns with two brand-new feature-length stories in time for the spooky season. “This book is a cross between The Sopranos and Harry Potter. It’s everything we never knew we wanted and now can’t do without. Slamming art, masterfully written.” – Pulp 716: Coffee & Comics AUG221251

ROGUE STATE #1 $4.99 Page 274
Matteo Pizzolo and Carlos Granda
What if a contested Presidential election plunged America into turmoil? What if political violence consumed the streets? And what if a raging Supreme Court, in a strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, legitimized and deputized all militias, transforming the entire country into a paramilitary police state? What if a freedom fighter emerged from the chaos, raised a civilian army, and carved out a territory across the United States?… pushing out police, militias, and National Guard… enforcing its own laws… Sovereign. What if Americans refused to be governed? In this speculative fiction comic book series ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, a mysterious figure named Vya Of Brightstars will rise from the crisis, but is she a freedom fighter or a terrorist? Either way, her rogue state will not just blaze a path across America, it will also inspire others to raise their own armies… some in solidarity, others in opposition. AUG221246

BOOM

ALL NEW FIREFLY #9 $4.99 Page 110
David M. Booher and Jordi Perez
Jayne drifts in space, isolated but kept company by memories of his mother, the debris of the mercenaries’ ship, and the terrible guilt he feels over the recent tragedy.
Meanwhile, the rest of the crew are met with a surprise as they answer a distress call from Requiem, leading Mal to discover where the relics really came from. AUG220314

BRIAR #2 $4.99 Page 115
Christopher Cantwell and German Garcia
The end of the world is nigh, now that the sleeper has become the sleepwalker! But what is Briar Rose to do about it, now that no one believes in magic, and the fairytale is long over? Her own fairy godmothers may be the key to setting things right. That is except for Grendrid, the tyrant of this wasteland who sends a bounty hunter and a deadly group of assassins on Briar’s trail. The only hope may lie in the marshes and their strange inhabitants, but their twisted faith in magic may not be what Briar expects… AUG220342

GRIM VOL 1 $14.99 Page 111
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun! Discover the world of the afterlife, where Jessica has been recruited as a Reaper, tasked with ferrying countless souls to their final destination. But unlike the rest of the Reapers, she has no memory of her own death. In order to unravel this mystery, she’ll have to solve an even bigger one – where is the real Grim Reaper? From acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips and fan-favorite artist Flaviano comes a bold new vision of what comes after, and the nature of death itself! Collects Grim #1-5. AUG220318

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #10 $3.99 Page 114
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Werther Dell’Edera, and Letizia Cadonici
After journeying through a watery hell, Edwin finally returns home to the House of Slaughter, but his problems might be just beginning. New horrors loom in the next chapter of the epic adventure from the world of Something is Killing the Children! AUG220320

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER TP VOL 2 $14.99 Page 115
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, Werther Dell’Edera, and Letizia Cadonici
What secrets do the mysterious scribes of the Order of St. George, the Scarlet Masks, record within the shadows of the House of Slaughter? Enamored with stories of ancient hunters, as well as those in his midst, Edwin Slaughter only gets to write the stories, never live them. That is, until a legendary monster that’s taken the lives of countless children brings Edwin into the field. Will he live to survive long enough to document his experience, or perish with his story left untold? Collects House of Slaughter #6-10. AUG220328

ONCE & FUTURE #30 $3.99 Page 116
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
The war of crowns is at an end and Bridgette and Duncan must face the future of England together. Will their family’s legacy finally come to a happy end? Or is the final page of this story still yet to be seen? Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s epic tale of ancient secrets and legendary battles finally concludes in an immortal story sure to leave readers shaken! AUG220334

ONCE & FUTURE TP VOL 5 $16.99 Page 117
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
When Excalibur appears outside London on Christmas Eve, all the kings rush to claim it while our heroes defend the sword. But with Leir set free, chaos is the only thing that reigns! With Rose and Duncan in mortal peril and everything at stake, can journeys to hell, the Otherworld, and beyond finally set things right? New York Times Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, artist Russ Manning Award-Winning artist Dan Mora, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain bring their fan favorite, critically acclaimed series to its stunning conclusion! Collects Once & Future #25-30. AUG220337

VAMPIRE SLAYER (BUFFY) #7 $4.99 Page 109
Sarah Gailey and Irene Flores
How does Buffy go on with her memory in shambles-without her purpose? It keeps her up at night, the powerlessness and the jealousy… but she’s soon thrust into a monstrous battle nonetheless as a dark creature with an appetite for Slayers still thinks Buffy is the real thing! Will Willow be able to help in time, or will Buffy find herself alone and in the clutches of a terrifying evil? AUG220309

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #14 $3.99 Page 121
Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
The action of the final arc heats up with Newdawn and Thierry sleuthing their way through a dangerous spy mission, as the past threatens to catch up with them. New revelations surface about Thierry-9’s creation and Newdawn’s motivations, all while they make a desperate gambit in the midst of their mission! AUG220363

WYND THE THRONE IN THE SKY #2 $5.99 Page 121
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
A moment of rest was a moment ill spent, as General Eks arrives in full force, with murderous intent. Even as the children and the fathers break free and flee, things seem dire, before an unexpected figure brings help. AUG220358

DISNEY – HYPERION

ARDEN HIGH GN VOL 1 TWELFTH GRADE NIGHT $14.99 (SC) / $24.99 (HC) Page 291
Molly Booth and Stephanie Kate Strohm
The course of true love never did run smooth . . . and neither does high school in this new graphic novel series for fans of Heartstopper and The Prince and the Dressmaker. Vi came to Arden High for a fresh start and a chance to wear beanies and button-ups instead of uniform skirts. And though doing it without her twin feels like being split in half, Vi finds her stride when she stumbles (literally!) into broody and beautiful poet-slash-influencer, Orsino. Soon Vi gets roped into helping plan the school’s Twelfth Grade Night dance, and she can’t stop dreaming about slow dancing with Orsino under the fairy lights in the gym. The problem? All Vi’s new friends assume she’s not even into guys. And before Vi can ask Orsino to the dance, he recruits Vi to help woo his crush, Olivia. Who has a crush of her own… on Vi. Star-crossed love abounds in this hilarious and romantic story of self-discovery, mistaken identities, and the magic that happens when we open our hearts to something new. AUG221339 (SC) / AUG221340 (HC)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

MOOMIN & GOLDEN TAIL GN $9.95 Page 294
Tove Jansson
Another classic Moomin story reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format. One day Moomin notices that his tail seems to be thinning. Worried that Snorkmaiden will no longer love him if his tail goes bald, he consults the family doctor and several tail specialists, and even gets an X-ray. Nothing helps! Finally Moominmamma cooks up a magic potion, and it works like a charm, but now Moomin’s lustrous new tail is, well, solid gold! AUG221359 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOOMIN WINTER FOLLIES TP $9.95 Page 294
Tove Jansson
Moomin wakes up one morning to find the pond frozen over, and rather than hibernate, the family decides to brave the winter weather. At first, their wintry adventure seems to be going swimmingly, until Mr. Brisk of the Great Outdoors Club takes over and forces everyone to embrace the winter sports, whether they want to or not. AUG221360 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC

BREATH OF THE GIANT TP $19.99 Page 300
Tom Aureille
According to legends, the North is the home of Giants whose breath has the power to bring the dead back to life. Sisters Iris and Sophia, decide to go on a quest to steal this breath in order to resuscitate their dearly departed mother. They can count on magic, but above all, they will have to conquer their fears. And who’s Fagus, the man following them from a distance? He too, has lost a person dear to his heart and wants to bring them back at all costs. Will he prevent Iris and Sophia from being reunited with their mom? Filled with hope, Breath of the Giant combines Sorcery and Fantasy in a powerful tale from young writer and artist Tom Aureille. AUG221409

FANTAGRAPHICS

LOVE & ROCKETS FIRST FIFTY CLASSIC 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET HC $400.00 Page 302
Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez & Various
Fantagraphics celebrates the 40th anniversary of Love and Rockets and the debut of the Hernandezes’ first published comics with an impressive eight-volume slipcase collecting the series’ first 50 issues. Painstakingly compiled in issue by- issue facsimile – including every cover, comics page, letter column, and even ads! – the comic books are presented just as they appeared between 1982 and 1996, recreating not only the reading experience of tens of thousands of fans, but of a particularly fecund period in comics history when a new generation of cartoonists was exploding the idea of what comics could be. An eighth volume contains numerous other essays, reviews, and profiles written concurrently, a virtual history of the growth of Love and Rockets and the simultaneous rise of the literary comics movement of which they were exemplars and trailblazers. AUG221410

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

HEAVY METAL #322 $14.99 Page 318
Concrete Jungle, the new time-bending story by Steve Orlando debuts! Post Human’s psychic assassins and super hackers continue to wreak havoc in this cyberpunk story! A special tale by Dahli, winner of the Boulet Brothers’ contest, debuts! The combat-heavy world of Ramgod’s becomes more perilous for The Barracudas! Heavy Metal’s favorite warrior brothers Vasator and Crunch return for a bloody quest! Death Defied’s imaginative journey for a visionary mogul who wakes up from suspended animation continues! A Darker God ends its horrifying second act at a point of no return! The Wiremonkeys try to escape from the wild side of the afterlife! Something Seems Off gets stranger and stranger! AUG221503

LEGENDARY COMICS

DUNE OFFICIAL MOVIE GN $24.99 Page 336
Lilah Sturges and Drew Johnson
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s seminal novel, tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence–a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential–only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #1 (JAN221517) AUG221620

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

POTIONS INC #5 $3.99 Page 338
Erik Burnham and Stelladia
The conclusion! Wizard Kanavin Goras has everything he needs to steal Earth’s magic–a spell that may destroy Earth in the process–and the only ones who can stop him are Ran Jones, who has always had trouble focusing his magic, and Gen Garcia, a special agent from the FBI. With a little luck, and a little magic, they just might be able to save the day. AUG221637

NOBROW

THIEVES GN $20.99 Page344
Lucie Bryon
Ella and Madeleine don’t know it yet, but they’re about to embark on the strangest romantic adventure of their lives! What happened last night? Ella can’t seem to remember a single thing from the party the night before at a mysterious stranger’s mansion, and she sure as heck doesn’t know why she’s woken up in her bed surrounded by a magpie’s nest of objects that aren’t her own. And she can’t stop thinking about her huge crush on Madeleine, who she definitely can’t tell about her sudden penchant for kleptomania… But does Maddy have secrets of her own? Can they piece together that night between them and fix the mess of their chaotic personal lives in time to form a normal, teenage relationship? That would be nice. AUG221659

ONI PRESS

BLINK #4 $3.99 Page 361
Christopher Sebela and Hayden Sherman
Putting together one timeline to solve her own, Wren’s bloody struggle in the present intersects the terrible history of the ever-shifting social experiment she’s trapped inside. Wren is their missing piece. A prophecy come true. The last person to escape, and the first to enter Blink in eighteen years. And as such, she has come to represent the proper end for both sides. As she fights to stay alive, Wren is recruited by the remaining resistance to take back Blink, setting her on a collision course with the man on the top floor. The one who knows everything. The one they call god. AUG221683 (Hayden Sherman cover)/ AUG221684 (Liana Kangas cover)

PANNINI

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #583 $20.00 Page 369
Doctor Who Magazine celebrates 100 years of the BBC with a gifted issue featuring an exclusive preview of the Doctor Who Centenary Special! Plus, there’s news, reviews, interviews, features, rare photos and much, much more. Doctor Who Magazine is packed with exclusive content including revealing interviews, behind-the-scenes info and unique insights into the world’s longest-running science-fiction programme. The magazine also celebrates the best of Doctor Who’s past with a compelling mix of articles and rare images. AUG221720

QUILL TREE BOOKS

ANNE ADAPTATION OF ANNE GREEN GABLES (SORT OF) GN $13.99 Page 374
Kathleen Gros
In this modern graphic novel retelling of Anne of Green Gables, Anne Shirley has bounced around foster homes her whole life. So when the Cuthberts take her in, she hopes it’s for good. They seem to be hitting it off, but how will they react to the trouble that Anne can sometimes find herself in… like accidentally dyeing her hair green or taking a dangerous dare that leaves her in a cast? Then Anne meets Diana Barry, a girl who lives in her apartment building, the Avon-Lea. The two become fast friends, as Anne finds she can share anything with Diana. As time goes on, though, Anne starts to develop more-than-friends feelings for Diana. It’s a lot all at once. But if anyone can handle life’s twists and turns, it’s the irrepressible Anne Shirley. AUG221767

RED 5 COMICS

MYSTERY BROTHERS #4 $3.95 Page 377
Quentin Lee and Elis Zill
Inside Profitt Corp’s headquarters, with the help of their father’s virtual AI, Jin tries to rescue his mom while his mysterious half brother discovers his unearthly origin and a new power that leads to an unexpected final conclusion. Can Jin and Adam escape the claws of evil entrepreneur Abel Proffitt? AUG221783

VAULT / WONDERBOUND

FOX AND HARE #5 $4.99 Page 428
Jon Tsuei and Stacey Lee
Marius Moohouse’s grand plan for Mazu Bay nears completion, as civil unrest grows in the city. Raja, Synastry Design’s most brutal soldier, is sent to retrieve the missing piece that will finally bring the plan together. Can Fox and Hare stop him before the city’s populace is subjected to the predatory program? Or will past mistakes be their downfall? AUG221963

NASTY #2 $4.99 Page 429
John Lees and George Kambadais
Thumper Connell has always wanted to make his own scary movie, and now he has the chance. The problem is he has no cast, no crew, no equipment, no budget, and no time. What he does have, though, is a group of resourceful, horror-loving friends, a video tape with strange powers, and a hulking, spike-wielding imaginary pal. He is imaginary, right? AUG221967

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