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LGBTQA Previews October 2022 Part 2

Three comics that most excite me this time around are the return of Static in a second season, Renee Montoya starring in the limited GCPD Blue Wall series, and the return of Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s return to finish their Miracle Man Silver Age story that ended abruptly because Eclipse Comics went bankrupt decades ago. I’m anxious to discover how Gaiman and Buckingham resolve a certain matter of tension left hanging between Kid Miracleman and Miracleman.

This monthly column features comics, graphic novels, and books from Dark, Horse, DC, Image, IDW, and Marvel. You’ll find items from publishers such as BOOM, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, other small and indy presses and in part one and manga in its own list here.

The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop! Items from are in this list. Names of people marked in bold are queer or ally creators!

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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ACTION COMICS #1048 $4.99 Page 27
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Mike Perkins, and David Lapham
“Kal-El Returns” part 3. The epic crossover between Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El continues! Superman, Supergirl, Steel, and the rest of the Super-Family have brought the Phaelosian refugees to the Fortress of Solitude, but before they can show the newcomers the ropes of heroics on planet Earth, a sneak attack from above turns the Arctic tundra into a war zone! Plus, the march toward Action Comics #1050 continues when Lex Luthor presents a disturbing deal to Metallo. 0822DC077

AQUAMEN TP $16.99 Page 45
Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas, Sami Basri, and Max Raynor
When a suicide bomber in Middle America is revealed as an Atlantean sleeper agent seemingly gone rogue, the Aquamen–Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde–are on the case. But it soon becomes clear that the tragedy was not just a single bad actor, but the beginnings of a much larger and more dangerous chain reaction…and the heart of an explosive Atlantean conspiracy! If Arthur’s not careful, the secrets he’s keeping–from Mera, Tula, Tempest, Atlantis, the surface, and even Jackson–could cause a rift from which the Aquamen might never recover! Collects issues #1-6. 0822DC223

BATGIRLS #11 $3.99 Page 35
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Neil Googe
The Batgirls get help from none other than Gotham Academy’s very own Maps Mizoguchi and her brother Kyle to help decipher a clue they found that could help reveal who the killer behind all the Hill murders is, which leads them straight into…the city zoo. 0822DC110

BATMAN #128 $4.99 Page 1
Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez, and Belen Ortega
Failsafe has taken his family, his allies, and now his city…Broken and beaten, Batman retreats to the last place on Earth he can hide…but nothing can truly hide from Failsafe! In the backup…Batman has prepared his mind for anything, or so he thought. We go back to his early days and a chilling case that led to…Failsafe! 0822DC001

BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 $3.99 Page 16
Ed Brisson and John Timms
From the pages of Batman comes an all-new, all-exciting adventure for Ghost-Maker and his Batman Incorporated team! The team’s trust issues and detective skills are immediately put to the test when someone from Ghost-Maker and Batman’s recent past is brutally murdered… Is this an isolated event, sending a message to the two? Or is this the start of something darker and more sinister? (Hint–it’s sinister and dark!) The all-star creative team of Ed Brisson and John Timms chart a new future for Batman Incorporated in this exciting new ongoing series, loaded with adventure, excitement, and amazing new members and villains! 0822DC045

BLOOD SYNDICATE SEASON ONE #6 $3.99 Page 37
Geoffrey Thorne, ChrisCross, and Juan Castro
Wise Son and Tech-9 thought they’d left the war back in Sadaqah, but Holocaust has turned Paris Island into a war zone! Icon, Rocket, and Static aren’t coming to save the day; can our unlikely heroes save their neighborhood? 0822DC137

CATWOMAN #48 $3.99 Page 37
Tini Howard and Nico Leon
Don’t you just hate it when your current and former lovers meet accidentally? That’s definitely the case here for Catwoman, as Valmont and Batman cross paths! Is Batman jealous or just concerned that Selina is dating an international criminal who is also a murderer? There are some lines you just don’t cross, Cat, and not all attention is good attention. 0822DC139

CATWOMAN TP VOL 01 DANGEROUS LIAISONS $16.99 Page 44
Tini Howard and Nico Leon
Meow, Catwoman is bored of Alleytown and has returned to Gotham City proper for bigger fish to fry and to go back to doing what she does best…stealing crime bosses’ secrets for blackmail and looking damn sexy while doing it, of course. Catwoman’s first blackmail heist finds her disguised as a pole dancer at Gotham’s most secure underground club! Oh, Catwoman, hiding in plain sight in five-inch platform heels at a gathering of Gotham’s criminal elite while surrounded by all the beautiful women and other shiny things to look at…what could possibly go wrong? Collects Catwoman #39-44. 0822DC225

DARK CRISIS ON INFINTE EARTHS #5 $5.99 Page 12 Page 20
Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere
War at the Hall of Justice! After the shocking events of the last issue, Pariah has won. And now his Dark Army is poised for the invasion of our world. It’s up to the Titans to rally the remaining heroes to defeat Deathstroke’s ever-growing forces and avert total destruction! An epic war starts on the steps of the Hall of Justice, and only a miracle could help the heroes now. But all hope is not lost, as the worlds without a Justice League have begun to loosen their grip…but can the heroes return to Earth if it means one member of the Justice League could be lost forever? 0822DC053

DARK CRISIS WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE GREEN ARROW #1 $4.99 Page 23
Stephanie Phillips and Clayton Henry
When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…until now. To power his weapons of war, Pariah has captured each member of the Justice League and trapped them on worlds suited to their every dream and desire…while the planets themselves slowly eat away at their respective inhabitants. When the Justice League went toe-to-toe with Pariah’s Dark Army, Green Arrow was fatally wounded by Doomsday…so how did he wake up on a world tailored to his every desire? And what dark bargain has Black Canary made to will these worlds into existence? Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022! 0822DC062

DARK CRISIS YOUNG JUSTICE #5 $3.99 Page 2
Meghan Fitzmartin and Laura Braga
Here’s Mickey! Mickey Mxyzptlk, son of Mr. Mxyzptlk, built the “perfect world” where he and the boys of Young Justice could rule without being criticized, without having to change, without ever having to grow up. Mickey has an ugly soul and too much power. The boys of Young Justice will have to overcome their shortcomings and defeat him to get back to the DCU they know and need! 0822DC066

DC VS VAMPIRES #10 $3.99 Page 37
Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV, and Otto Schmidt
The war for Earth takes a decisive turn as the heroes prepare to strike back! Can Supergirl and her team in Australia escape to space? Will the Birds of Prey’s infiltration of Gotham City go unnoticed by the Vampire King? Can Green Arrow save the human cattle from the Blood Farm? The shocking answers await!, 0822DC142

DC VS VAMPIRES ALL-OUT WAR #4 $3.99 Page 38
Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel, Danny Lore, Pasquale Qualano, and Haining
With Baron Cinder and his lieutenants kept occupied by the mother of all diversions, the team attempts a daring raid on the Blood Farm to retrieve the one person who can bring sunlight back to the world. However, they have not reckoned on the terrifying presence of the Baron’s vampire knights–familiar faces whose blades are every bit as bloodthirsty as they are. And in the backup, we learn the sad fate of the King of Cities, Jack Hawksmoor!, 0822DC145

DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #3 $3.99 Page 31
Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Andy Lanning
The blockbuster final arc in the series continues! As a warrior princess is mourned on Themyscira, an old god comes to warn of the threat of the New Gods. Meanwhile across the stars, Adam Strange fights the unthinkable and the Main Man himself, Lobo, tears his way into DCeased. New battle lines are drawn as the anti-living spread across the universe! 0822DC095

DETECTIVE COMICS #1065 $4.99 Page 39
Ram V, Simon Spurrier, Rafael Albuquerque, and Hayden Sherman
The Orgham family has dramatically arrived after traumatic events at the docks in Gotham, and they are ready to reclaim the land that belongs under their name…an English surname you may better know as Arkham. As Bruce Wayne and the young Orgham prince Arzen discuss how they both want to change Gotham for the better, it seems Batman and the Orghams might have different ways to go about doing so. 0822DC15

GCPD THE BLUE WALL #1 $3.99 Page 18
John Ridley and Stefano Raffaele
Still relatively early in her tenure as GCPD commissioner, Renee Montoya sets out to rebuild her department and restore public faith in the historically troubled PD during some of the worst conditions it’s ever seen. But Renee can’t do it alone–in order for her plan to work, everyone from the topmost officials all the way down to the most fresh-faced new officers must contend with the harsh realities of being a symbol of law and order in a city of super-powered saviors and superhuman lawlessness. DC is proud to present GCPD: The Blue Wall by the stellar team of Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Stefano Raffaele. This six-part miniseries is a thought-provoking and riveting story of everyday people trying to do good in the midst of a flawed system. No one said protecting a city like Gotham would be easy. 0822DC049

GCPD Blue Wall

HARLEY QUINN #23 $3.99 Page 40
Stephanie Phillips and Matteo Lolli
Y’know, bein’ dead is just like ridin’ a bike. There’s a big white light, and then Prince shows up and offers you a chance to host a house party in the clouds with Marilyn Monroe and Abraham Lincoln. Then suddenly you’re brought back to life in a pit of goopy green snot, and you have to find the person who was rude enough to shoot and kill you. To make things even better…turns out that comin’ back to life could have some serious unintended consequences! 0822DC165

HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 02 KEEPSAKE $29.99
Stephanie Phillips, Riley Rossmo, and Laura Braga
Hugo Strange, out-of-control orderlies, kidnapped clowns, and a new villain named Keepsake…it’s a lot for any one former villain turned antihero turned real hero with impeccable fashion sense to handle. With all the Fear State happening in Gotham, I thought it would be a good time to go on a little camping trip. But, turns out, Gotham is gonna be Gotham. Keepsake’s forming a new army, Hugo’s playin’ dress-up, and the city is literally tearing itself apart. Collects Harley Quinn #7-12! 0822DC246

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES LEGION OF BATS #1 $3.99 Page 10
Tee Franklin and Shae Beagle
When last we checked in with Harley Quinn, she ate, she banged, and she killed–but now it’s time for something a little different. Fresh out of the events of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series season 3, Harley has found herself a part of a highly unlikely team–the Bat-Family! Meanwhile, Poison Ivy has found herself prepping for her new job–leader of the Legion of Doom! But while Harley and Ivy adjust to their respective new roles, a ghost from Ivy’s past enters the fray and threatens the relationship between everyone’s favorite clown/plant couple! 0822DC033

MULTIVERSITY TEEN JUSTICE #5 $3.99 Page 41
Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore, and Marco Failla
One of Earth-11’s bravest and boldest heroes makes the ultimate sacrifice to save one of their allies in Teen Justice! But can even that selfless choice turn the tide against the Core, whose plans involve the wholesale slaughter of tens of thousands of people? And what will survivor’s guilt do to the teen champion who didn’t want to be saved at such a heartbreaking cost? There’s only one issue left, but we’re not slowing down on the way to the finish line! 0822DC175

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #11 $3.99 Page 43
James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Ever since they were children, Walter and Norah were inseparable. But that time is over. No betrayal cuts deeper than the betrayal of your closest friend…and Norah knows just where to plant the knife! Everything changes in the penultimate issue of this unforgettable horror epic! 0822DC205

NIGHTWING #97 $3.99 Page 41
Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo
Batgirl gives Nightwing her answer. And they have a long talk with each other about what that means. 0822DC178

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP $19.99 Page 47
John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Andrea Cucchi
Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new graphic novel! Reframing iconic moments in DC history and charting a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from historically disenfranchised groups. The Other History of the DC Universe isn’t about saving the world–it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are. 0822DC232

POISON IVY #5 $3.99 Page 41
G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara
Hello, sweetie, you’re absolutely pathetic. You know that, right? Luckily for you, Daddy’s home and he’s here to make all the bad feelings go away. As Ivy prepares to go international with her mission to save the Earth, there’s only one thing standing in her way–the brave man whom Ivy stole her powers from., 0822DC181

PUNCHLINE THE GOTHAM GAME #1 $3.99 Page 8
Tini Howard, Blake Howard, and Gleb Melnikov
Punchline is out of jail and back on the streets of Gotham City. She’s not coming back for some of what Gotham has to offer, she’s coming back for all of it. She wants to be the queen of crime, and with the help of her Royal Flush Gang no one will stand in her way. But Punchline created a lot of angry enemies in Gotham before she was incarcerated, and they all want payback. Presenting a miniseries that will redefine the criminal landscape of Gotham City from the superstar creative team of Tini Howard, Blake Howard, and Gleb Melnikov! 0822DC027

SANDMAN UNIVERSE NIGHTMARE COUNTRY takes a break this month.

STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #1 $3.99 Page 32
Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala
Static is back! Though Virgil and his friends might have been able to stop the government’s off-the-books prison operations in Dakota, a powerful new threat lurks in the shadows. The mysterious Ebon is cutting a bloody swath through the underworld on a single-minded quest to find his brother. Against this backdrop of exploding violence, innocent people are finding themselves in the crossfire. The breakout creative team of Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala have returned to make Static’s life, and Dakota City, very complicated indeed–you’ve never felt shocks like these! 0822DC098

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY TP $16.99 Page 46
Grant Morrison and Mikel Janin
A new Authority for a new era! Sometimes even Superman needs to enlist help. Sometimes tasks require methods that only heroes unfit for the Justice League can provide. 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 misfits to become the heroes he needs? Collects Superman and the Authority #1-4 in paperback for the first time! 0822DC230

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #16 $3.99 Page 27
Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey, and Ruairi Coleman
“Kal-El Returns” part 2! Father and son are at last reunited after the Warworld Saga ripped them apart…and you don’t need to have super-senses to know that this is a reunion well earned. As planet Earth becomes reacquainted with the rise of two Supermen, one man stands in their way. Lex Luthor sets his deadly machinations in motion as the march toward Action Comics #1050 continues! 0822DC074

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL HC VOL 02 $24.99 Page 47
Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey, Bruno Redondo, Steve Pugh, and Clayton Henry
With Clark Kent off-world, Jonathan Kent has stepped into the role of Superman to defend Earth. Alongside his boyfriend, Jay Nakamura, Jon continues his stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Henry Bendix, who plots to take control of all superheroes. As Bendix seeks out an alliance with Lex Luthor, Superman teams up with Aquaman and Nightwing. With every adventure, Jon will define what it means to be the Man of Steel. Collects Superman: Son of Kal-El #7-10, Nightwing #89, and Superman: Son of Kal-El 2021 annual #1! 0822DC23

TIM DRAKE ROBIN #2 $3.99 Page 8
Meghan Fitzmartin and Riley Rossmo
To catch a criminal mastermind, Tim will have to…steal a diamond? Oh no, what’s gotten into you, Tim? It’s Tim Drake like you’ve never seen him! Plus: a murder most foul at the library, the Gotham Marina is in danger, and Bernard isn’t answering Tim’s calls!, 0822DC207

TITANS UNITED BLOODPACT #2 $3.99 Page 44
Cavan Scott and Lucas Meyer
Tim Drake is having the worst day. First he got brainwashed by the Fearsome Five, then he woke up in a world turned upside down. A world ruled by the fanatical Church of the Raven. Now enemies have become allies, and the Titans are nowhere to be seen. Guest-starring the Dark Knight! 0822DC211

WONDER WOMAN #792 $4.99 Page 44
Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Jordie Bellaire, Marguerite Sauvage, and Paulina Ganucheau
Cheetah’s gone wild! After serving as the test subject for an immoral corporation’s latest product, Barbara Minerva has all but lost her humanity and it’s up to Wonder Woman to remind her who she really is. Will their former friendship be the key to survival? Or are our hero and the helpless villain doomed to become extinct? Plus, in our backup story, a guest star from Olympus visits young Diana’s world for the first time. 0822DC215

WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 Page 29
Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette
The epic story by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette now in one volume! Wonder Woman’s origin has been retold numerous times…but never before like this! From the mind of author Grant Morrison and the brush of artist Yanick Paquette comes this familiar but unique take on Wonder Woman’s origin. Torn between upholding her duty to the Amazons and her desire to help those in need, Diana must learn to be not only a warrior, but a leader if the Amazons are to survive the conflicts of Man’s World. Collects Wonder Woman: Earth One vols 1-3. 0822DC086

WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA THE AMAZONS #3 $7.99 Page 29
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Nicola Scott
The third and final chapter of the critically lauded and Eisner-nominated secret history of the Amazons crescendos with the inevitable–an all-out war against the gods. When Zeus discovers the goddesses defied him by creating the Amazons, seemingly nothing can stop his fervor to eliminate their warriors…not even Hera herself. But the Amazons’ numbers have grown, and there is a distinctly and unpredictably human element among their ranks now in Hippolyta and the tribe she leads. Their very fight for existence will alter the course of history itself and bring about one of the greatest protectors the world has ever known! 0822DC083

WORLD OF KRYPTON TP $16.99 Page 47
Robert Venditti and Michael Avon Oeming
This ending is only the beginning… As part of Krypton’s science council, Jor-El wants nothing more than to guarantee the health and safety of all his planet’s people–but an opulent lifestyle has worn thin their resources. Will his position as leader of the House of El give him the power to enact changes that will buy society more time? Or will his boyhood friend Dru-Zod enforce austerity measures in a brutal show of raw power? Their personal struggle is played out on a global stage as the final days of their planet count down! 0822DC233

YOUNG JUSTICE TARGETS #4 $3.99 Page 44
Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones
The search for Queen Perdita continues and the conspiracy behind her abduction deepens as Lex Luthor’s involvement becomes apparent! Now the Outsiders and Gorilla Squad head to a Lexcorp robotics factory in Bialya to investigate further, and what they find will rock them to their core! 0822DC220

IDW/ TOP SHELF

DARK SPACES WILDFIRE #4 $3.99 Page 328
Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman
The forest, the plan, their chance at new lives–they’re all up in flames. No one is making it out with any money. Now the question is, can they escape with their lives?
AUG221527

EARTHDIVERS #2 $3.99 Page 328
Stephen Graham Jones and Davide Gianfelice
After dodging the apocalypse, four Indigenous outcasts are past the point of no return on their audacious one-way, time travel mission to save the world by killing Christopher Columbus. Immersed in 1492 as an undercover crewman, Tad–a brilliant Lakota linguist and wildly unqualified avenger–must rally from the tragic consequences of his early actions on board and recommit to spilling the admiral’s blood before landfall. In the year 2112, ringleader Yellow Kid and headstrong Sosh encounter a haunting sign of Tad’s progress in the past, and back at the cave portal, Emily watches her back as her suspicion of Yellow Kid skyrockets. AUG221531

STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS #2 $6.99 Page 325
Ryan North and Chris Fenoglio
The exclusive comic tie-in to the hit Paramount+ animated series continues here! While the crew in the lower decks deal with the repercussions of bringing Dracula aboard the Cerritos, the away team grapples with its own unfortunate miscalculation on the planet Qvanti. From the pen of Eisner-winning comics writer Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and illustrations by artist extraordinaire Chris Fenoglio (Star Wars Adventures and Orphan Black)! AUG221560

STAR TREK PICARD STARGAZER #3 $3.99 Page 329
Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez
Witness the thrilling finale of the never-before-seen journey set between seasons two and three of the Paramount+ hit series Star Trek: Picard! Caught in a deadly crossfire between the Romulans and Remans, Picard and Seven of Nine must draw on their combined Starfleet and Rangers skills to save not only themselves but an entire planet!
36pgs, FC SRP: $4.99, AUG221563

TMNT ONGOING VOL 5 $19.99 Page 330
Sophie Campbell and Pablo Tunica
Turtles vs. frogs! Will Mutant Town crumble when a territorial new group, the Punk Frogs, challenges the boys for control? With tensions climbing in the neighborhood, can they find their way back to the spirit of the season before disaster strikes? Then, a mysterious new figure arises. Who is Dr. Jasper Barlow and what will some of our heroes do when he makes them an offer they may find hard to refuse… and reveals his most prized creation: Venus?! Collects issues #124-130 of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
SC, 7×10, 160pgs, FC SRP: $19.99 AUG221568

TRVE KVLT #3 $3.99
Scott Bryan Wilson and Liana Kangas Page 330
We’re off the grill and into the fryer with this one, gang. Marty and Alison go deep undercover in the headquarters of the Church of the Immortal Heartbeat, but can their squishy mortal minds stand up to the devilish dilemmas that await them inside? Also, Bernice and Veronika Vargas-Vo go head-to-head, and it’s going to be messier than the back booths after a youth soccer team lunch. You know the kids we’re talking about. It’s secrets, lies, and a side of fries in “Soft Skills and C-Minus Nachos.” AUG221577 (Kangas cover pictured) / AUG221578 (Maria Llovet cover)

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ABOVE SNAKES #4 $3.99 Page 70
Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman
Dirt confronts his past and the dreaded Dr. Tomb. It’s an old West shootout, but Dirt’s psyche is the shooting range. Is he at fault for what happens to those he loves? Is his life worth them dying? Plus, a talking vulture. AUG22016

AGE OF BRONZE VOL 3 BETRAYAL PART 1 $19.99 Page 63
Eric Shanower
In color for the first time! High King Agamemnon sails with his army to conquer Troy, laying waste along his path. Behind Troy’s city walls, squabbling intensifies among the Trojan leaders. On the brink of war, both sides agree to an embassy of peace. But what good is a peace embassy whose members are at odds with each other?
Collects issues #20 – 26. (NEW EDITION) AUG220124

BOLERO TP $17.99
Wyatt Kennedy and Luana Vecchio
It’s Christmas in snowy Los Angeles, and Devyn “Dagger” Dagny is heartbroken. Her twelve-year relationship with her ex Natasha has just come to a tragic end, she’s an aimless college dropout floundering at her job, and now her best friend is getting married to the wrong guy. But what if she could start all over again? A mysterious stranger. Something called an “anti-door” and a “mother-key.” Only 53 chances. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Locke and Key. AUG220082 (OFFERED AGAIN)

CLOSET TP VOL 1 $14.99 Page 63
James Tynion IV, Gavin Fullerton, and Chris O’Halloran
Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. When his child, Jamie, sees monsters in the bedroom closet, Thom reassures him that the monsters will stay in the apartment after they move. But Thom is very wrong about many things, and the monsters continue to find young Jamie.
Collects issues #1-3 AUG220127

The Closet

DARK RIDE #1 $3.99 Page 38
Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas
Welcome to the scariest place on Earth!? Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created – The Devil’s Due? But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park’s reclusive creator Arthur Dante, and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare. Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan reunite for a thrilling plunge into murder, mayhem, and sinister family secrets in this all-new Skybound original series. AUG220020

DEADLIEST BOUQUET #3 $3.99 Page 73
Erica Schultz, Carola Borelli and Gab Contreras
With Bibi’s identity at risk of imminent discovery, Eddie and Maria take unconventional measures to try and keep her safe. But when a fight with a new kind of enemy rages out of control in Chinatown, even they won’t be able to save Bibi from her worst enemy: herself. AUG220177

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH VOL 4 $16.99 Page 64
James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds
For decades, the Department of Truth battled a secret war against its Soviet counterpart, the Ministry of Lies. Now, Cole Turner will have to face the consequences of his predecessors as the dark actions of the past unfurl before him. Collects issues #18-22. AUG220129

LEAST WE CAN DO #2 $3.99 Page 77
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
The Eclipse Rebels have mastered the art of fighting with the powerful Medium Stones, using them to free people from oppression. Newcomer Uriel must start at zero, getting her ass kicked in the training arena until she learns how to make her golden stone, the Justice Light, work. AUG220195

LOVE EVERLASTING #3 $3.99 Page 78
Tom King and Elsa Charretier
“Too late for love” After the bloody end of issue two, Joan finds herself free in the pristine suburbs of the 1950s. But again love pulls at her, demanding her attention, her life. She fights it, fights to escape, but still it pulls, and Joan must find a new way to fight this terror. AUG220201

LOVESICK #1 $3.99 Page 48
Luana Vecchio
The Lovesick Club is an exclusive, subscribers-only site on the dark web that offers the best in erotic and ultra-violent entertainment. There, matriarch Domino and her fellow dominatrixes punish and torture none other than their own loyal subscribers, many of whom pay good money to meet their end by her hand in front of a large, anonymous audience. But in the eyes of her rage-filled haters, Domino is the Mother Demon, a deranged succubus who oppresses men by turning them into her slaves. For this crime against men, she must be hunted down and punished. Luana Vecchio invites you to explore the furthest limits of consent, idolatry, hate, and love in this modern, blood and neon-soaked horror saga that’s not for the faint of heart. AUG220074

SEA SERPENTS HEIR GN BOOK 1 $16.99 Page 60
Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica
For teenage Aella, growing up is hard. Even harder when you find out that you’re the reincarnation of an ancient sea serpent that’s destined to destroy the world, in a graphic novel trilogy from acclaimed creators Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica. For Aella, life on Kinamen Isle is one of boredom. Spending her days fishing and minding her aunts, she dreams of life beyond the horizon. Everything changes, however, when she awakens an ancient evil within herself as it’s revealed that she’s the reincarnation of Xir, the serpent that almost destroyed the world. Worse yet, a fanatical religious organization has arrived on Kinamen Isle in search of Xir. As Aella is forced to fight for her life, she’ll discover that her entire world is not what it seems. Her aunts know more than they let on and what exactly does the infamous Pirate Queen want with Aella?
From the team of Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica comes an extraordinary tale of growing up and changing your fate. AUG220118

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER 2 #3 $3.99 Page 84
Jody LeHeup and Nil Vendrell
Shirtless’s quest to find his birth parents leads to Ursa Major himself as the bear god stands revealed! Meanwhile, Silva goes on the hunt to find out who’s killing innocent bears. Has Shirtless finally succumbed to his anger? AUG220225

SINS OF BLACK FLAMINGO #5 $3.99 Page 85
Andrew Wheeler and Travis Moore
Thorndike Scar has recovered his great treasure, but Harlow and Merrilee Pepper have each made their own plan to steal it out from under him. When the dust settles, who will survive, and what is the Black Flamingo willing to sacrifice to possess his fondest desire? AUG220230

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ALIEN #2 $3.99 Page 63
Philip Kennedy Johnson and Julius Ohta
“Steel Team,” the legendary, unkillable Synthetic Special Operations team, has been reactivated. Sent to an abandoned Weyland-Yutani outpost to recover a project that now could save millions, Steal Team is the United Systems’ only hope as they navigate the hellscape that the once-idyllic Tobler-9 has become. Since its mysterious downfall years earlier, Tobler-9 is considered one of the most hostile environments in the known universe, a place where nothing organic could possibly have survived…could it?
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ANT-MAN #4 $3.99 Page 60
Al Ewing and Tom Reilly
Who is the mysterious Ant-Man of the future who the past Ant-Men keep bumping into? Find out here as the Ant-Man of 2549 recruits Hank Pym, Eric O’Grady and Scott Lang to take on a godlike Ultron! Don’t miss this epic anniversary finale as the Ant-Man of past, present and future come together to save the world! AUG220925

AXE DEATH TO MUTANTS #3 $3.99 Page 18
Kieron Gillen and Guiu Villanova
It looks like the end of the world. The world is taking it personally. The Machine That Is Earth is having a very bad day. AUG220790

AXE ETERNALS #1 $3.99 Page 11
Kieron Gillen and Pasqual Ferry
The third and final story critical AXE one shot! Ajak has come a long way. She’s met her maker. Hell, she’s made her maker. Now can she – or anyone – survive her maker?
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AXE IRON FIST #1 $4.99 Page 12
Alyssa Wong and Michael Yg
Iron Fist faces his greatest challenge – an AXE tie in! After the clash between Lin Lie and his brother Lin Feng, Lin Lie – the current Iron Fist, protector of the mystical city of K’un-Lun – must reclaim access to K’un-Lun! But not before he faces a trial unlike any other: Shou-Lao the Undying?! Wait, what does LOKI have to do with all of this? Find out when Iron Fist and Loki face judgnent! AUG220776

AXE EVE JUDGMENT DAY #6 $5.99 Page 8
Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti
The apocalyptic finale of the event of the year. It’s not that nothing will be the same again – it’s that unless heroes can find a new way to be heroes, everything will be nothing forever. AUG220764

AXE STARFOX #1 $3.99 Page 13
Kieron Gillen and Daniele Di Nicuolo
An AXE tie in! Eros the Eternal! Starfox of Titan! The equal of his brother Thanos, matching his achievements every step of the… What? Oh. But you know what they say. Come the hour, come the…intergalactic layabout who’d rather have a drink? At least if this is Judgment Day, he won’t be around for a hangover tomorrow. AUG220778 / AUG220779 (Kevin Wada cover pictured)

AXE X-MEN #1 $3.99 Page 11
Kieron Gillen and Francesco Mobili
The second story critical A.X.E. one shot! It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. Yet: “I am fire and life incarnate! Now and forever.” Which part of “Now and forever” is confusing to you? As one world burns, can Jean justify her existence after burning another? AUG220771

CARNAGE #7 $3.99 Page 58
Ram V and Francesco Manna
Carnage In Hell part 2! With violence and glory on its mind, the Carnage symbiote continues to carve a bloody path through the underworld with the singular goal of reaching Malekith the Accursed. But what does Carnage want with the disgraced lord of the Dark Elves, and what does it have to do with Venom and Eddie Brock? AUG220917

CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1 $5.99 Page 21
Chris Cooper, Al Ewing, Danny Lore, Rebecca Roanhorse, Adam Warren, and others
The heroes of the Marvel Universe spend most of their time in the bright sun, flying high above it all…but every once in a while, they venture into the darkness that lurks in the hidden corners of the world. There lurk the creatures, the monsters, the vampires…the ones who prey on innocence and goodness. Join us, and some of your favorite heroes, for tales of fangs, claws and silent, stalking swamp creatures to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve! AUG220799

DAREDEVIL #4 $5.99 Page 46
Chip Zdarsky and Rafael De Latorre
A perilous trek! For months, Elektra Natchios has been developing a plan to save the world from the violent and ruthless HAND by rebuilding its opposite equal – the FIST. And with the world at large believing he’s dead, Matt Murdock has become her most trusted ally. But Elektra needs more than just an ally – she needs a partner. And in this issue, Matt and Elektra will grow closer than ever before. AUG220878

DEFENDERS BEYOND #4 $3.99 Page 54
Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
On their quest to save reality itself, the Defenders have stared down the Beyonder and survived the scorching flames of the Phoenix, but now Loki and Co. must face their greatest threat yet — themselves! The Defenders find themselves in a plane of possibility, where they are haunted by visions of the lives they wish they could have – if only, the dream weaver warns, they didn’t have the others holding them back! Will they turn against each other? Or accept closing those doors? AUG22090

DOCTOR APHRA #25 $3.99 Page 70
Alyssa Wong and Minkyu Jung
Desolation! The Spark Undying lives in Doctor Aphra’s body, and as its power grows, so does its hunger! But Aphra’s plotting her own escape! As everyone flocks to the Vermillion, their showdown will change everything! AUG220959

GENIS-VELL CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 $3.99 Page 54
Peter David and Juanan Ramirez
Sharing space! A bond once forged between Genis-Vell and Rick Jones forms again! Can the [legal said we can’t use this adjective in conjunction with duo] duo work together to build a new future together? Or is Death once again right around the corner for them both? AUG220906

IMMORTAL X-MEN #7 $4.99 Page 16
Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck
A serious bamf! AXE tie in! Even if you’re the heart of the X-Men, there’re days you want to tear out people’s heart. Judgment day is one of them. What extreme steps will Nightcrawler take in the name of the Spark? AUG220785

IMMORTAL X-MEN VOL 1 $15.99 Page 85
Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck, and Michele Bandini
Kieron Gillen returns to the world of X! The Quiet Council are the rulers of the Krakoan age, for better or worse. But now, shaken by Inferno, they strive to hold their nation together – no matter how much they want to tear each other apart! And Immortal X-Men brings you inside the room where it all happens! As Magneto leaves the Council, his big shoes need to be filled. Selene demonstrating her foot size by crushing the whole island beneath it is unorthodox yet compelling. Can the Quiet Council resist? Meanwhile, the resurrected mutant seer called Destiny wrote her books of prophecy over one hundred years ago – and a sequel is long overdue! As the Council’s machinations grow desperate and Emma Frost prepares another Hellfire Gala, sinister secrets are laid bare – but some secrets are more sinister than others! Collecting issues #1-5. AUG220985

IRON CAT #5 $3.99 Page 51
Jed MacKay and Pere Perez
Tony Stark’s legacy is being set on fire by Sunset Bain. She’s corrupted all of his armor and everything he’s built since his very first weapon. And it’s all Black Cat’s fault. Now, Iron Man and Felicia Hardy (in her own Iron Cat armor) are fighting for their lives against the Hulkbuster armor and every other Iron Man armor in existence. This is not going to go well. AUG22089

IRON MAN #24 $3.99 Page 44
Christopher Cantwell and Angel Unzueta
Tony Stark has all but bankrupted himself buying up every dangerous piece of tech he’s chased down on the black market network, dismantling it from the inside. As he and Rhodey lock it all up and plan their next steps, Tony and Riri Williams argue over what to do with the most powerful weapon they’ve recovered…the Mandarin’s rings. AUG220909

JANE FOSTER & THE MIGHTY THOR #5 $3.99 Page 53
Torunn Gronbekk and Michael Dowling
Everything comes to a head in this brilliant and brutal conclusion to Torunn Gronbekk and Michael Dowling’s Jane Foster epic! The puppet master who has been leading all of Asgard’s enemies from the shadows will be revealed…as will the dark secrets of Runa’s past. With Asgard torn asunder, will Jane and Thor arrive in time to save the Golden Realm from certain destruction? AUG220903

JANE FOSTER AND MIGHTY THOR TP $15.99 Page 90
Torunn Gronbekk and Michael Dowling
Will Jane Foster don the mantle of Thor once more? When Mjolnir comes crashing through Valkyrie’s window, she fears the worst has happened to the God of Thunder. Where is Thor, and why did his mighty hammer seek out Jane? Asgard’s greatest enemies – including Hela, Ulik the Troll and the Enchantress – have mounted a shocking assault on the Golden Realm, and the warriors of Asgard are losing…badly. Valkyrie’s ally Runa has managed to stave off total defeat, but the Asgardians desperately need Thor. Jane begins a quest to find the Odinson, but can she find clues to his whereabouts in Limbo – or will she lose herself to S’ym’s dark magic? And to save the day, must Jane Foster become the Mighty Thor once again? Collecting issues #1-5. AUG220989

KNIGHTS OF X TP $17.99 Page 96
Tini Howard and Bob Quinn
The gates to Otherworld are closed, and Captain Britain is trapped on the wrong side! Usurpers Merlyn and King Arthur are now in control of the Lunatic Citadel. Furies the size of Sentinels raze villages in their hunt for the witchbreed. Bloodthirsty vampires roam. Cut off from Krakoa, Betsy Braddock is Otherworld’s only hero – and to save her people, she must recruit a roundtable of her own! Ten Knights of X will set out on a dangerous quest, but not all will make it to the end. Can those who survive locate the holy grail of mutantkind? The fate of Otherworld lies at the center of Krakoa’s future! Collecting issues #1-5. AUG220995

LEGION OF X #6 $3.99 Page 16
Si Spurrier and Rafael Pimentel
Divine judgment of the attack on Mars! An AXE tie in! Judgment Day has arrived…and our very own Legion is on the chopping block! The Eternal Uranos launches a savage attack on Arakko, but it’s not only the planet Mars that’s at stake. Is David Haller a hero, will he succumb to his madness just as everyone – perhaps even the Celestials themselves – predicts? AUG220788

MARAUDERS #7 $3.99 Page 37
Steve Orlando and Eleonora Carlini
Here Comes Yesterday part 1! The Marauders have rescued the last survivor of Threshold from certain death with an assist from one of 2099’s mutant heroes! Captain Pryde promised to help mutants in need, no matter where they are or when. But can the Marauders rescue an entire civilization in the past without erasing the future? And wait, haven’t they seen Threshold’s annihilators before? AUG220851

MARAUDERS VOL 1 $19.99 Page 95
Steve Orlando, Creees Lee, Eleonora Carlini, Andrea Broccardo
A new crew sets sail! Captain Kate Pryde’s got the mission – all she needs now is a boat and some mutant sailors to join her on the high seas. Pryde and Bishop must unite a surprising crew of mutants, new and old, to spring Daken from imprisonment at the hands of the primal provocateur known as Brimstone Love! But can the Marauders ever be ready to welcome Cassandra Nova aboard?! One of the most infamous villains in mutant history might be the team’s only chance to unravel a mystery stretching two billion years into the past! Who are the Kin Crimson? The Marauders point their keel toward Shi’ar space, but the Majestrix has raised an intergalactic armada to stop the mutants in their tracks! Cannons ready! Collecting annual #1, issues #1-5 and Marvel’s Voices Pride #1 (Somnus story). AUG220993

MIDNIGHT SUNS #2 $3.99 Page 23
Ethan Sacks and Luigi Zagaria
The Midnight Suns are doomed! The new team of Midnight Suns – Magick, Wolverine, Blade, Spirit Riderm and Nico Minoru – face their first brutal test when Doctor Doom lays siege to Strange Academy! What is Doom after?! And an even bigger threat awaits IF they survive – a threat tied to the Sorcerer Supreme and one only the Midnight Suns have the power to overcome. AUG220806

MIRACLEMAN #0 $5.99 Page 1
Neil Gaiman, Jason Aaron, Mike Carey, Ty Templeton, Peach Momoko, and others
Forty years ago, Miracleman’s modern era began and changed the world of comics as we know it. Now, on the cusp of a new era of Miracleman, we celebrate all things Kimota with a who’s who of the best talent in the industry! Plus, Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham set up this issue and their return to Miracle Man: The Silver Age! AUG220743

MIRACLEMAN SILVER AGE #1 $4.99 Page 2
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s unfinished storyline “The Silver Age” begins! Young Miracleman – the lost member of the Miracleman Family – is back! His last memories were of a 1963 world of joy and innocence. Now, he’s been thrust into the 21st century, where his best friends have become gods and monsters. Remastered with stunning new artwork by Mark Buckingham! Including material originally presented in Miracleman (1985) #23, plus bonus content. AUG220747 / AUG220752 (Phil Jimenez cover)

NAMOR #1 $4.99 Page 28
Christopher Cantwell and Pasqual Ferry
A century into the future, not much land remains on Earth. A combination of a worsening climate and a devastating war with the Kree has left the surface of the planet mostly inhospitable, with an ever-dwindling population of air-breathers and a profound lack of super heroes to protect them. Enter Namor, who these many years on is no longer King of Atlantis…but ruler of the entire world. AUG220821

NEW MUTANTS #31 $3.99 Page 40
Charlie Jane Anders, Alberto Albuquerque, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt
Escapade joins the New Mutants! Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders brings the breakout character of this year’s Marvel’s Voices: Pride anthology to one of the Marvel Universe’s most beloved teams! Personally recruited by Emma Frost herself, Shela Sexton reluctantly joins her fellow mutants on Krakoa in the hope that the X-Men can prevent the death of her best friend. But is Emma telling her the whole truth? Can Shela adjust to life on the island? Will the New Mutants accept her? Or is this crash course in Krakoan headed for a deadly pileup? Join Escapade and your favorite lovable mutant rapscallions in the start to a wild ride of a three-issue arc with artist Alberto Alburquerque and guest strips by Pride’s Ro Stein & Ted Brandt! AUG220861

SHE-HULK #7 $3.99 Page 52
Rainbow Rowell and Luca Maresca
After the earthquake that was last issue She-Hulk knows she has some work to do and a humdinger of a mystery to solve. You will not be able to predict what she finds. AUG220898

THUNDERBOLTS #3 $3.99 Page 34
Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse
Hawkeye and Spectrum square off, Persuasion has her own perfume and Super Apes conquer Central Park! Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #5 (MAY220919) AUG220843

TRIALS OF X TP VOL 2 $17.99 Page 80
Al Ewing, Leah Williams, Benjamin Percy, Bob Quinn, Lucas Werneck, David Messina, and Adam Kubert
New beginnings in the Reign of X! The old Cable is back – locked, loaded and landing on the deadliest planet in X-history to steal the ultimate weapon…and stop the Last Annihilation! The investigation into Scarlet Witch’s death takes a very unexpected turn as the Avengers and X-Men unite to face monster attacks on Krakoa! And what act of redemption will trigger the latest massive step forward for mutantkind in the Krakoan era? Meanwhile, Wolverine is on the hunt for a missing sword – and his deadly new nemesis, Solem, is playing mind games! Collecting Cable Reloaded, X-Men Trial of Magneto #3-5 and Wolverine #14. AUG220981

VARIANTS #5 $3.99 Page 56
Gail Simone and Phil Noto
In this heart-stopping conclusion, Jessica discovers who is actually BEHIND the appearance of the VARIANTS who have been ruining her life…but it may be too late to stop them from destroying the Multiverse! AUG220911

VENOM #12 $3.99 Page 58
Al Ewing and Bryan Hitch
“Venomworld” continues! After the shocking events of Venom #11, not only is Dylan Brock’s physical body in such grave condition that it may never recover, but his codex is as well. After a Hail Mary decision made by the Venom symbiote last issue, Dylan is about to see sides of symbiosis, the Klyntar and perhaps even his father that he has never even imagined! AUG220920

WOLVERINE #26 $4.99 Page 41
Ben Percy and Juan Jose Ryp
The mark of the Beast! On defense or offense, Wolverine is Krakoa’s weapon. But that doesn’t mean he attacks where Beast and McCoy’s latest ask is going to set Logan on a startling and revelatory path set to redefine his future! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers and the culmination of story threads from the start of this volume no continuing reader can afford to miss! AUG220864

X-FORCE #33 $3.99 Page 18
Benjamin Percy and Robert Gill
Ben Percy and Robert Gill
The Hunt For X conclusion. An AXE tie in! Kraven the Hunter. Wolverine. Omega Red. Dinosaurs. ‘Nuff said! AUG220792

X-MEN #16 $3.99 Page 39
Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara
Forging a way ahead! Forge has a secret mission that he’s been working on for the Quiet Council for some time. Now that he’s been elected to be one of the X-Men – the world’s greatest heroes – it’s time to put it into action…even if it does break some of the laws of Krakoa. AUG220858

X-MEN RED #7 $3.99 Page 17
Al Ewing and Madibek Musabekov
Final judgment for the red planet! An AXE tie in! As the dust settles and the costs are counted, change is coming to Arakko – starting at the top. After the catastrophic war with the Eternals, the Great Ring declares that Isca the Unbeaten is no longer fit for the Seat of Victory. But Isca’s power is never to lose. If she won’t step down…is there anyone on Arakko who can make her? AUG220789

X-TERMINATORS #2 $4.99 Page 36
Leah Williams and Carlos E. Gomez
A night to remember! When three explosive ladies hit the town, they had no idea it was going to hit back so hard…and shockingly, running into their stabby friend Wolverine hasn’t made the night any less blood-soaked. Join Dazzler, Jubilee, Boom-Boom and Wolverine for a bloody, sexy gut-punch of a series that will leave you begging for another!
Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXII #6 (JUN220977) AUG220849

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