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LGBTQA Previews September 2022 Part 1

Lots of good and tempting comics and graphic novels this time around including Luda, Grant Morrison’s first novel, out from Del Rey and Elvira’s memoir!

Looking for comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW? You’ll find them over here in part two!

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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A WAVE BLUE WORLD

DEAD BEATS LONDON CALLING HORROR ANTHOLOGY GN $19.99 Page 263
Joe Corallo & Various, Val Halvorson & Various
The Shoppe Keeper crosses the pond in search of even more mysterious artifacts and musical instruments with a haunted past. So put on your favorite album, pull up a chair, and immerse yourself in these 24-chilling tales that will have you questioning everything you think you know about music. JUL221314 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DEAD BEATS MUSICAL HORROR ANTHOLOGY GN $19.99 Page 263
Joe Corallo & Various, Richard Case & Various
The Dead Beats music shop is filled with deadly secrets. Run by the mysterious Shoppe Keeper, customers can browse through cursed records, evil sheet music, and instruments of the damned! Our host has dozens of spooky stories to tell you from some of the top names in comics. You’re gonna wanna put on your favorite album when you crack open this anthology. JUL221315 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ABRAMS COMICARTS

NIGHT EATERS GN VOL 1 SHE EATS AT NIGHT SGN PX ED $24.99 Page 214
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
The first volume in a new graphic novel horror trilogy from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. the creative team behind the New York Times bestselling series Monstress. Chinese American twins, Milly and Billy, are having a tough time. On top of the multiple failures in their personal and professional lives, they’re struggling to keep their restaurant afloat. Luckily their parents, Ipo and Keon, are in town for their annual visit. Having immigrated from Hong Kong before the twins were born, Ipo and Keon have supported their children through thick and thin and are ready to lend a hand–but they’re starting to wonder, has their support made Milly and Billy incapable of standing on their own? When Ipo forces them to help her clean up the house next door–a hellish and run-down ruin that was the scene of a grisly murder–the twins are in for a nasty surprise. A night of terror, gore, and supernatural mayhem reveals that there is much more to Ipo and her children than meets the eye. This Previews Exclusive Diamond Comic Distributors 40th Anniversary edition is limited to 3,000 copies! Each copy comes with a bookplate signed by Marjorie Liu. JUL221058

ABSTRACT STUDIO

PARKER GIRLS #2 $3.99 Page 216
Terry Moore
Once you’re in there’s only one way out of the Parker Girls. So when Tambi calls, Katchoo has no choice but to go back to work, using her special talents to help bring down a billionaire’s empire, one scandal at a time! Don’t miss this exciting new series from the creator of Strangers In Paradise! JUL221062

AFTERSHOCK

A CALCULATED MAN #4 $4.99 Page 230
Paul Tobin and Alberto Alburquerque
The truth about Jack Beans is finally laid bare for everyone to see. The Keys crime family knows full well what Jack has been doing. The U.S. Marshals know all the crimes he’s been committing. Even Vera, Jack’s girlfriend, now knows he wasn’t at all kidding about his single-handed attempt to eradicate an entire crime family from the city. But does this all mean that Jack’s number is finally up, or does this peculiar genius have a few hidden lines in his equation? JUL221089

BROTHER OF ALL MEN #3 $4.99 Page 228
Zac Thompson and Eoin Marron
A descent into the weird history of so-called Canada.
As an uncanny event shakes the faith of the entire cult, Guy grows desperate for answers about Brother XII’s true intent. With his back against the wall, his cover compromised and time running out, Guy is forced to decide if it’s worth trusting his brother, Bastien, with the truth. JUL221085

OCEAN WILL TAKE US TPB $17.99 Page 231
Rich Douek and Carlos Olivares
Something’s lurking in the waters of Almanzar Bay – and when Casey March tries out for the swim team, he learns firsthand that messing with the social order of his new high school can have dangerous – even deadly – consequences! From Bram Stoker-Award nominated writer Rich Douek and artist Carlos Olivares. Volume one collects the entire first arc, issues #1-5. October release date. JUL221092

VINEYARD #2 $4.99 Page 228
Brian Hawkins and Sami Kivela
The Vines family finds their second victim and sacrifice. Adonis dives deeper into his devotion to Dionysus, to his father’s delight. Meanwhile, Sophia returns home to save her mother, but Maranatha isn’t willing to give up on the family just yet. JUL221084

ATHENEUM BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

FOREST HILLS BOOTLEG SOCIETY GN $12.99 (SC)/ $21.99 (HC) Page 254
Dave Baker and Nicole Goux
When Brooke, Kelly, Maggie, and Melissa buy a bootleg anime DVD at a gas station, they get much more than they bargained for with Super Love XL, a risque movie featuring–among other things–a giant mecha who shoots lasers out of her chest. The four girls are horrified (and maybe a little fascinated). It’s so unlike anything they’ve seen, would probably shock everyone else in their town, and definitely would take over their extremely conservative Christian school. That’s when they have the idea to sell copies to local boys for twenty dollars a pop. But as the market for mildly titillating anime DVDs grows, the girls realize they’ll need new material. On top of figuring out how to replicate their first success, there’s growing tension within the group. Will the four girls’ shared history be strong enough to see them through this upheaval? Or will they learn that some things can only end in heartbreak? JUL221224 (SC) / JUL221225 (HC)

AWA STUDIOS

HIT ME TP VOL 1 $9.99 Page 267
Christa Faust, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lesko
A high-octane crime thriller from Christa Faust and Priscilla Petraites. Lulu has a very unique profession. When she is witness to the execution of one of her regular clients, she escapes into the night with a briefcase filled with diamonds and a pack of killers on her trail. Navigating the dark underbelly of decaying, early-90’s Atlantic City, one step ahead of her pursuers, Lulu must call upon every one of her street-born instincts and underworld connections in what will be the longest – and possibly last – night of her life. JUL221326

NEW THINK #4 $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, people throughout history dream of a better tomorrow, filled with life-saving medicine, instant communication, and methods of travel that bring humanity closer together. Surely a world with such wonders should be a utopia. Right? JUL221325

BOOM

Briar

ALL NEW FIREFLY #8 $4.99 Page 104
David M. Booher and Jordi Perez
Will the help of newly-trained allies be enough for Inara, Simon and Leonard to survive the Tax Collector, and the shocking reveal of an even deadlier weapon? Meanwhile, new mysteries arise with the mercenaries out in space, and Owen takes action in ways the Serenity crew couldn’t possibly predict. JUL22032

BRIAR #1 $4.99 Page 90
Christopher Cantwell and German Garcia
What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know! Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell and rising artist German Garcia reimagine the classic tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure. JUL220285

FAITHLESS III TP VOL 3 $17.99 Page 111
Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet
Faith’s descent isn’t always pretty… but it is sexy as hell! After Faith’s paintings take the art world by storm, she vanishes as quickly as she comes, leaving tongues wagging. Is her disappearance a wild publicity stunt, a cry for help from an uninitiated artist, or something altogether too sinister to fathom? With Louis Thorne behind her catastrophic rise to stardom… who’s really to say? Collects Faithless III #1-6. JUL220360

GRIM #5 $3.99 Page 109
Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano
The truth behind Jessica Harrow’s mysterious death, and her connection to the Grim Reaper is finally revealed! But how does this connect to her unique abilities, and the ancient force known only as the end? The epic first arc of the breakout hit of 2022 concludes here, revealing macabre secrets and what lies ahead for the future of the series! JUL220340

ONCE & FUTURE #29 $3.99 Page 110
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s bestselling fantasy epic is nearly complete, and it’s all been building to this! In the penultimate issue, Mary and Bridgette will need all of the help they can get to defeat Arthur’s greatest weapon. And with all of the remaining contenders vying for ultimate power, there’s just no way of telling who will come out victorious! JUL220354

SEVEN SECRETS TP VOL 3 $16.99 Page 112
Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo
The final volume of Seven Secrets is here, from bestselling author Tom Taylor, artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, and colorist Walter Baiamonte! As Caspar discovers his true origins, the Order is faced with its greatest (and perhaps last!) challenge as the very nature of the secrets themselves are finally revealed. Collects Seven Secrets #13-18.
JUL220364

VAMPIRE SLAYER (BUFFY) #6 $4.99 Page 102
Sarah Gailey and Irene Flores
Can Giles and Willow set the spell right? And more importantly, can Xander stop Willow when she recognizes what Spike truly is? Between Buffy’s absent slayer-senses and Willow’s increasing temper, the stakes could not be higher as Xander brings omens of an even more ominous threat. JUL220320

WYND THE THRONE IN THE SKY #2 $5.99 Page 108
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Wynd and Merien consider a risky journey into the foreboding mountains, where the deadly cold might be the least of their worries. Danger and betrayal (and maybe even a little romance) confront our heroes at every turn, while elsewhere, the Duke makes plans of his own. Don’t miss the next thrilling story in the Wynd saga, from the GLAAD Award-winning creative team behind The Woods! JUL220335

DEL REY

LUDA HC NOVEL $28.00 Page 286
Grant Morrison
A drag queen initiates her protegee into the magical arts in this phantasmagoric epic, the first novel from the legendary comics writer and New York Times-bestselling author. Luci LaBang is a star: For decades this flamboyant drag artist has cast a spell over screen and stage. Now she’s the leading lady in a smash hit musical. But as time takes its toll, Luci fears her star is beginning to dim. When Luci’s co-star meets with a mysterious accident, a new ingenue shimmers onto the scene: Luda, whose fantastical beauty and sinister charm infatuate Luci immediately… and who bears a striking resemblance to Luci herself at a much younger age. Luda begs Luci to share the secrets of her stardom and to reveal the hidden tricks of her trade. For Luci LaBang is a mistress of the Glamour, a mysterious discipline that draws on sex, drugs, and the occult for its trancelike, transformative effects. But as Luci tutors her young protegee, she wonders if Luda has mastered the Glamour all too well… and exploited it to achieve her dark ambitions. This is a novel. JUL221429

DENPA BOOKS

PET DETECTIVE AGENCY GN $14.95 Page 454
noji
Welcome to the Sako Detective Agency where they will solve every crime and mystery, from murders to missing pets, with a bit of charm and a lot of love! Business has been slow lately at the Sako Detective Agency. So while Fumiyoshi appreciates having his strong, pink-haired assistant Rou Nakamura around, he may not have work for the big lug. When assignments finally do come coming in they aren’t unsolved mysteries seen on TV, instead the Sako Agency gets tasked to look for missing cats and dogs… Thankfully Fumi has the best lost-pet hunter around and he only takes payment in the form of kisses! JUL222227

Pet Detective

VAMPEERZ VOL 1 MY PEER VAMPIRES $12.95 Page 454
Akili
Ichika’s life has taken a sudden turn. Her grandmother has passed away, so as family and friends come from far and wide to pay their respects, she finds herself in the spotlight as many of these old faces have taken an interest in her youth. As a fourteen-year-old Ichika could be dating. She could be participating in extra-curricular activities. She could be looking to her future. But she hasn’t done any of that. All of that will change, when a young guest who she does not recognize visits her home. Aria seems to know quite a bit about her family and property, and while she may be there to say goodbye, she may have found her way into Ichika’s heart. JUL222225 Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXXI #5 (MAY211940)

VAMPEERZ VOL 2 $12.95 Page 454
Akili
Ichika’s school not only has a new vampire transfer student, but the principal is now a vampire as well! Ichika is in love! In love with Aria, a vampire! And now Aria has decided to transfer to Ichika’s school! Her whole life is Aria! At home… there’s Aria! At school… there’s Aria! In her dreams… Aria is there feasting on her and later kissing her! JUL222226

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

ORE MIKO GN $16.95 Page 434
Sakira
Need an excorcist? Could the random assaults happening around town be the work of a demon? On a dark, rainy night after finishing his part-time job as a bartender, college student Kyou Izakura is attacked by a demon who’s disguised himself as a older gentleman!! Before being completely devoured, cool but pushy exorcist Shin Goudo intervenes and discovers that Kyou has the power to absorb spirits into his body. However, in order to release the spirit from his body, Kyou must consume semen and Shin offers his help. Follow Kyou and Shin as their relationship deepens while they work together to stay alive in this all new supernatural erotic drama by Sakira! JUL222131

FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC

NO KIDDING TP $19.99 Page 298
Vero Cazot and Madeleine Martin (aka Marguerite Sauvage)
Making babies is a big decision. There’s Jean, the one who doesn’t want any kids.
And Lucy, the one who might want them one day. But is their mind set up for real or is it just society torturing them with guilt, playing tricks on them? This is No Kidding, a real book about real women making real choices with big chunks of humor in it! No Kidding is a journey into the heart, mind and soul of these women opting out of motherhood and how they find their place in a world full of children and laws about their bodies. JUL221516

FANTAGRAPHICS

LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #12 $4.99 Page 294
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
The 40th anniversary of Love and Rockets continues with an all-new issue of the World’s Greatest Comics Magazine (sorry, FF). In this issue: wedding bells ring! Maggie and Ray go to a wedding (sorry, no spoilers!) — and wait’ll you see the guest list! Also in the Jaime multiverse, things have changed in Isla’s and Lumina’s village, and not for the better… On the Gilbert side of the ledger, we’re gifted a very special episode from one of Fritz’s cult favorite sci-fi series, while Rosy shares details of a recent trip to Japan…. !Viva la Love y Rockets! JUL221488

GRAPHIX

MAGICAL BOY GN VOL 2 $15.99 (SC) / $24.99 (HC)
The Kao
Although he was assigned female at birth, Max is your average trans man trying to get through high school as himself. But on top of classes, crushes, and coming out, Max’s life is turned upside down when his mom reveals an eons old family secret: he’s descended from a long line of Magical Girls tasked with defending humanity from a dark, ancient evil! For decades, Devoid and his minions have been sealed away, with each generation’s magical girl protecting the seal and our world. Now, the seal is open, evil is pouring into our world, and only Max can defeat it! JUL221556 (SC) / JUL221557 (HC)

HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

YOURS CRUELLY ELVIRA MEMOIRS OF MISTRESS OF THE DARK SC $17.99 Page 309
Cassandra Peterson
The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombshells, told by the bombshell herself. Nearing age 30, a struggling actress considered past her prime, Cassandra Peterson auditioned at local LA channel KHJ as hostess for the late night vintage horror movies. Cassandra improvised, made the role her own, and got the job on the spot. Yours Cruelly, Elvira is an unforgettably wild memoir. Always original and sometimes outrageous, her story is loaded with twists, travails, revelry, and downright shocking experiences. This is not a graphic novel. JUL221561

HEAVY METAL

STARWARD #6 $2.99 Page 310
Steve Orlando and Ivan Shavrin
The Seven Starward Sisters have come home at last. Hail Celestia! To us tiny mortals, the great cosmic periphery! But to Kaos, the original corruptor, Celestial is a beachhead, a stronghold. It’s the place Kaos first broke into our world and started to infect. It’s also where the Starward Sisters were first defeat, long before time began. Can their return be any different? What hope do Seven Sisters have against Kaos, when the demonic dominion has had thousands of years to corrupt humanity as a head start? JUL221573

STARWARD TP VOL 1 $14.99 Page 310
Steve Orlando and Ivan Shavrin
Starting college at the end of the summer is stressful enough for Stephanie Cohen, since she’s giving up her love of classics to please her parents in Pre-Med. But classics crashes into her life when she realizes she’s the reincarnation of a stellar warrior tasked with guarding the cosmic door to chaos! Is Stephanie strong enough to follow her heart, accept her secret history, and look starward in time to save humanity… when she realizes chaos has already won? JUL221575

HUMANOIDS

COMPLETE OMNI TP $27.99 Page 318
Devin Grayson, Melody Cooper, Alitha Martinez & Various
What would you do if you could think faster than the speed of light? Brilliant doctor Cecelia Cobbina, held in the highest regard by peers and patients alike, is caught in a spontaneous ignition of energy from out of nowhere. As it fades, she finds herself with the ability to process thoughts at the speed of light. Now gifted with an intelligence far beyond anything humanity has ever seen, Dr. Cobbina has set out to find and help other “ignited” people the world over, all in search of cracking the mystery behind their new powers. JUL221587

INSIGHT EDITIONS

BATMAN DEFINITIVE HISTORY IN COMICS FILM & BEYOND HC UPDATED EDITION $75.00 Page 328
Andrew Farago and Gina McIntyre
Since his debut in Detective Comics in 1939, Batman has become an iconic part of American popular culture. This book celebrates Batman’s 80th Anniversary in 2019 and traces his history across eighty years of comics, cartoons, live-action TV shows, and major motion pictures exploring the history and legacy of the Caped Crusader through his many incarnations. Featuring exciting never-before-seen imagery and commentary from key writers, artists, filmmakers, and more, this book also includes a variety of removable insert items, providing a unique, immersive experience for fans. Comprehensive, compelling, and filled with previously unseen treasures, Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond is the ultimate guide to the legendary hero. Reference Book JUL221673

BATMAN RETURNS ONE DARK CHRISTMAS EVE ILLUSTRATED HOLIDAY $18.99 Page 328
Ivan Cohen and JJ Harrison
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Batman Returns with this tongue-in-cheek retelling of Tim Burton’s delightfully disturbing film. Just as three wise men once conspired to honor a baby, three deranged villains in Gotham City have hatched a clever plan of their own. But rather than traveling to Bethlehem and offering gifts, these narcissistic ne’er-do-wells are going to seize control of Gotham City’s government and power supply instead. Once again, the Dark Knight Detective is the city’s only hope for salvation–but defeating the combined forces of the Penguin, Catwoman, and unfettered capitalism is going to take a Christmas miracle! (And possibly a Bat-Plane.) JUL221674

LEGENDARY COMICS

TRAGIC GN VOL 1 $17.99 Page 335
Dana Mele and Valentina Pinti
In a contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Tragic follows the 17 year-old Harper Hayes as she unravels the mystery and grief surrounding her father’s death. After her father Hamilton Hayes dies a mysterious and tragic death, Harper Hayes is convinced that he was murdered. Her first suspect is her uncle Clayton, who has been sleeping with her mother, Greta. With the help of her ex-girlfriend Talia and her best friend (sometimes with benefits) Holden, Harper is determined to find her father’s killer. But when Caius, Talia’s father and Hamilton’s business partner, is found dead, Harper realizes the answer to Hamilton’s murder is more complicated than she had initially realized. And when Harper starts seeing his ghost in the form of a teenage Hamlet everywhere and slipping into hallucinations of his murder that end with blood on her hands, one thing becomes clear–to uncover the truth about what happened to her father, Harper has to confront her own demons and ones that haunt the Hayes family. JUL221728

MAD CAVE STUDIOS

MAD CAVE STUDIOS LEGACY BECSTAR #1 $2.99 Page 338
Joe Corallo and Lorenzo Colangeli
Becstar is a star hopping mercenary light years away from earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her biggest fan/only friend, Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate’s radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join… and regret it immediately. JUL221743

POTIONS INC #4 $3.99 Page 338
Erik Burnham and Stelladia
Ran begins having prophetic dreams that lead him and Gen to Discovery Park. Meanwhile, Asteria and Astreus have a bright idea to find the Fordstone that goes horribly wrong bringing them face to face with Kanavin Goras himself! JUL221745

MICROCOSM

HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER & EVER RIDICULOUSLY COMPLETE ED $19.95 Page 342
Tom Neely and Various
Two men. Two myths. One Legend. The greatest love story every told has finally been released in graphic novel form. This epic tome features twenty short stories about the domestic life of “Henry” and “Glenn” and sometimes their neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” (“Rollins”, “Danzig”, “Hall”, and “Oates” for the uninitiated.) The saga of Henry and Glenn is a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time. This ridiculously complete edition collects four serialized comics, the trade paperback, the original 6×6″ book, and adds stories, pin up art, and full color covers from the original series. JUL221755

NETCOMICS

PRINCE BARI VOL 1 $12.99 Page 462
Solanine
Yohan is a celebrated shaman with a lazy spirit in the form of a boy named Donga. One day, Yoonsung, the CEO of a successful IT venture firm visits Yohan’s shop with a request to remove the powerful spirit that is Chunho. Tensions build up as the two men and the two spirits get to live together at the same place. JUL222288 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PRINCE BARI VOL 5 $12.99 Page 462
Solanine and Maki
Chunho becomes a shadow of the mighty white tiger he used to be. His energy is rapidly declining to dangerous levels. His recovery depends on his trusted friends and entails a journey through the realm of Hades. Yoonsung and Yohan will be confronted with demons from their past, while Donga’s powerful enemies are determined to put an end to his life. JUL222286

PRINCE BARI VOL 6 $12.99
Solanine and Maki
When Donga encounters Hades and the Jade Emperor, his true identity is finally revealed. This revelation enhances his abilities, entailing great responsibility. Yoonsung’s soul is trapped by the memories of his beloved brother, Hyesung. Finding its way back to Earth requires exceptional intervention. For Chunho and Yoonsung to recover, Donga and Yohan must change the course of their own lives. JUL222287

ONI PRESS

BLINK #3 $3.99 Page 355
Christopher Sebela and Hayden Sherman
The Morlocks, servants of surveillance and murderous defenders of Blink, have found Wren, but the Eloi, a shrinking group of vigilant survivors, get there first and distort the endless, shifting walls to force Wren to navigate a maze of traps in order to evade the pursuing danger. Finally face-to-face with the final remnants of her origins, Wren gets the answers she’s been obsessively seeking as to what happened all those years ago…but at a price she wasn’t prepared to pay. JUL221780

PIE INTERNATIONAL

AYUMI KASAI ILLUSTRATION CARD BOOK HC $35.00 Page 362
Ayumi Kasai
In 2021, BL (Boys Love) illustration legend Ayumi Kasai published Aphrodisiacs, her first art book in a decade, which was well received not only by her fans but also by BL fans all over the world. This new book contains cards of 38 illustrations from her popular The Master and Lover’s Quarrel series, which was also included in Aphrodisiacs, along with two new illustrations. What’s more, the beginning of the book features a short story by Yoichi Onoe, “The Sincerity of Privolva.” The story reveals the never-before-seen relationship and life of Master and Shizuho, giving you a peek into their secret life to enjoy together with the illustration cards. This book contains a large amount of sexually explicit material. The short story is available in Japanese language only. JUL221819

RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHICS

OTHER EVER AFTERS GN $17.99 Page 365
Melanie Gillman
Once upon a time…happily ever after turned out differently than expected. In this new, feminist, queer fairy-tale collection, you’ll find the princesses, mermaids, knights, barmaids, children, and wise old women who have been forced to sit on the sidelines in classic stories taking center stage. What if the giant who abducted you was actually thoughtful and kind? What if you didn’t want to marry your handsome, popular, but cold-inside suitor? What if your one true love has all the responsibilities that come with running a kingdom? A gorgeous all-new collection in graphic novel format from a Stonewall Honor-winning author and artist. JUL221847

RED 5 COMICS

MYSTERY BROTHERS #3 $3.95 Page 368
Quentin Lee and Elis Zill
Taking shelter with their friends in Brooklyn, Jin has a vision that the Maria robots will rebel and take over the world. With the help of their late father’s virtual AI, Jin and his mysterious half brother Adam infiltrate Proffitt Corp’s headquarters to rescue Jin’s mom and discover Adam’s mysterious origin. JUL221867

SEVEN SEAS

BARBARITIES VOL 1 $14.99 Page 463
Tsuta Suzuki
In this beautiful Boys’ Love/BL romance inspired by Renaissance Europe, a dashing viscount tries to woo a serious nobleman! Lord Montague is a powerful figure in the nation, in need of a bodyguard following a threat to his life. Enter Viscount Adam Canning: a dashing blond-haired nobleman who swears to use his combat skills to protect Lord Montague…and woo anyone who catches his fancy while staying at Lord Montague’s estate. When Adam sees Lord Montague’s nephew, Joel, Adam is immediately smitten. But Joel is a serious young man, too busy rooting out crime and corruption to fall for Adam’s charms. Of course, that just makes Adam want him more! Can Joel stay focused on his lofty ideals, or will he fall for the devilishly handsome viscount? JUL222296

CASE FILES OF JEWELER RICHARD LIGHT NOVEL VOL 1 $14.99 Page 471
Mika Akatsuki, Nanako Tsujimura, and Utako Yukihiro
This highly acclaimed mystery tale about a young man teaming up with a handsome jewelry appraiser inspired a popular anime. When Seigi Nakata rescued a handsome young jewelry appraiser from a group of drunken assailants, he got more than he bargained for! The appraiser is Richard Ranasinghe de Vulpian, a brilliant and mysterious British jewelry expert. Seigi hires him to appraise a family heirloom… and that is just the beginning. Together, they unlock the secret messages hidden in the hearts of precious stones-and those who possess them. JUL222362

CASE FILES OF JEWELER RICHARD LIGHT NOVEL VOL 3 $14.99 Page 471
Mika Akatsuki, Nanako Tsujimura, and Utako Yukihiro
This highly acclaimed mystery tale about a young man teaming up with a handsome jewelry appraiser inspired a popular anime–and a manga adaptation (also from Seven Seas)!
When Seigi Nakata rescued a handsome young jewelry appraiser from a group of drunken assailants, he got more than he bargained for! The appraiser is Richard Ranasinghe de Vulpian, a brilliant and mysterious British jewelry expert. Seigi hires him to appraise a family heirloom…and that is just the beginning. Together, they unlock the secret messages hidden in the hearts of precious stones-and those who possess them. JUL222363

CATS & SUGAR BOWLS $14.99 Page 464
Yukiko
A beautiful collection of sweet and provocative yuri romances. Want a little spice with your sugar? Cats and Sugar Bowls serves up nine bite-sized tales about love between women. Rena and Sanae are like a pair of naughty kitties who act far more innocent than they really are. Touka, while looking for a lover willing to indulge her more extreme BDSM fantasies, runs into her boss at a bondage club. All these delights and more await! JUL222300

HEAVEN OFFICIALS BLESSING TIAN GUAN CI FU NOVEL VOL 5 $19.99 Page 471
Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Born the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedication and noble deeds allowed him to ascend to godhood. But those who rise, can also fall… and fall he does, cast from the Heavens again and again and banished to the mortal realm. Eight hundred years after his mortal life, Xie Lian has ascended to godhood for the third time. Now only a lowly scrap collector, he is dispatched to wander the earthly realm to take on tasks appointed by the heavens to pay back debts and maintain his divinity. Aided by old friends and foes alike, and graced with the company of a mysterious young man with whom he feels an instant connection, Xie Lian must confront the horrors of his past in order to dispel the curse of his present. JUL222358

I’M KINDA CHUBBY AND IM YOUR HERO VOL 1 $14.99 Page 479
Nore
Honjiro is a rookie actor trying his best to land a breakout role, but he fears that his weight stands in the way of his dreams. One day, he’s surprised by fan mail full of sweets. The package came from Konnosuke, a local pastry chef–Honjiro’s first major fan! As Konnosuke supports Honjiro’s work and gives him new confidence to face the stage, will their relationship grow beyond just aspiring star and fanboy? JUL222419

MY SECRET AFFECTION VOL 1 $13.99 Page 479
Fumi Mikami
In this sweet, unforgettable shojo manga, space made the world gay. What happens when a girl likes a boy in this new reality? It’s been thirty years since meteorites from space turned everyone on the Earth gay. In a world where heterosexuality no longer exists, Takanashi Kazusa falls for her childhood friend Ayumuboy. Though she’s doing everything she can to act normal whenever they hang out, her love for Ayumu is growing stronger by the day. How much longer can she hide her secret feelings? JUL22242

SUMMER YOU WERE THERE VOL 1 $13.99 Page 479
Yuama
A sweet yuri love story by the creator of The Girl I Want is So Handsome! Shizuku is a shy girl who hardly talks to other people. Instead, she loses herself in creative writing, crafting a novel that she never plans to show anyone. But when Kaori–Shizuku’s cute, popular classmate–gets her hands on Shizuku’s manuscript, everything changes. Kaori is a huge fan, and suggests that Shizuku can get inspiration for her writing if the two of them start dating! Can these very different young ladies create their own love story together? JUL222354

TITANS BRIDE GN VOL 2 $14.99 Page 479
ITKZ
The Mature-rated Boys’ Love fantasy isekai that inspired an anime! Mizuki Kouichi is about to take his final exams and graduate from high school when he suddenly finds himself transported to a fantasy world, specifically to a kingdom of titans! The country’s beautiful denizens are almost twice the size of Kouichi, who was a tall basketball star back home. To his surprise, one of the giants, Prince Caius, claims Kouichi as his bride! Due to a dire prophecy, the prince’s upcoming nuptials cannot be with anyone of his world, so he’s happy to take Kouichi as his “wife.” What starts as big trouble for Kouichi turns into a grand romantic adventure when he finds out that Caius truly has a lot of love to give. JUL222423

Jealousy

SILVER SPROCKET

FUCK OFF SQUAD REMASTERED EDITION GN $21.99 Page 375
Dave Baker and Nicole Goux
Three would-be miscreants attempt to navigate the trials and tribulations of growing up in Los Angeles. Needless to say, it’s the greatest comic about Instagram, skating, and low-key trying to date someone while you’re still in a relationship ever made. Remastered edition includes updated art, a new minicomic, and more. JUL221912

SUBLIME

JEALOUSY GN VOL 5 $12.99 Page 435
Scarlet Beriko
Akitora chases after Matsumi, who’s in possession of his son and Uichi. The long-standing feud between brothers is finally put to an end, and after, Uichi, who has now accepted he’ll never be part of Akitora’s family, spends a sad final night with him. Twenty-seven years pass, and the two souls who have grown older, and perhaps wiser, meet again. JUL222132

TITAN

DOCTOR WHO ORIGINS TP VOL 1 $17.99 Page 399
Jody Houser, Roberta Ingranata, and Warina Sahadewa
Working for the mysterious division on a dangerous assignment, the doctor uncovers something insidious afoot. Discover what this doctor was up to before she became the fugitive! Collects Doctor Who: Origins #1-4 and the Free Comic Book Day 2022 edition. JUL22198

UNCIVILIZED BOOKS

PROMETHEITE GN $19.95 Page 409
Ari Mulch
Prometheite reimagines Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a lesbian romantic tragedy. Two young women, Aveline and Violet, meet at the University of Ingolstadt and quickly bond over their interest in anatomy, the occult, and one another. But, before their love can fully bloom, Aveline dies. Violet resorts to dark sciences to keep the forbidden romance alive and resurrects Aveline. But all is not well. Aveline suspects something unnatural about her life as Violet struggles to keep the resurrection a secret. Will toying with the forces of nature doom their forbidden relationship? JUL22204

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI

LGBTQ+ COMICS STUDIES READER SC $30.00 Page 409
The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader explores the exemplary trove of LGBTQ+ comics that coalesced in the underground and alternative comix scenes of the mid-1960s and in the decades after. Through insightful essays and interviews with leading comics figures, volume contributors illuminate the critical opportunities, current interactions, and future directions of these comics. This heavily illustrated volume engages with the work of preeminent artists across the globe, such as Howard Cruse, Edie Fake, Justin Hall, Jennifer Camper, and Alison Bechdel, whose iconic artwork is reproduced within the volume. JUL222043

VAULT / WONDERBOUND

BARBARIC AXE TO GRIND #3 $4.99 Page 408
Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden
That ugly orc Gladius and his evil witch Doxon picked a fight with the wrong cursed barbarian! Revenge is a dish best served righteously, and Axe has spoken his judgment. Owen is in a murderous rage, Steele has his edge back, and Soren’s magic runs deeper than anyone suspects. But none of that means they’re going to make it out alive… in the finale of the second arc of the most bloodthirsty comic of all time, Barbaric! JUL222077

NASTY #1 $4.99 Page 418
John Lees and George Kambadais
“Calling all scary movie fans! Scotland, 1994. Eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell still has an imaginary friend: the masked killer from his favourite slasher film. Thumper is obsessed with horror and always has been. He fills his time with scary VHS rentals and hanging out with his fellow fans, The Murder Club. But everything changes when his local video shop acquires one of the notorious films known as “video nasties” — films so scary, they’re the target of the British Moral Decency League’s crusade to ban and burn. But it’s only a movie, right? It’s all just imaginary, isn’t it? A story about the perception of evil, the power of genre, the love of fandom, the need to create art, oh, and crap-your-pants terror!” JUL222067

VERTICAL

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY VOL 19 $12.95 Page 478
Fumi Yoshinaga
A hard-working middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings and enjoy delicately prepared home cooked meals! JUL222416

YEN PRESS

PLAY IT COOL GUYS VOL 4 $15.00 Page 450
Kokone Nata
Summer’s here, so get ready to cheer on this gang of dorks! They’ve got the 4-1-1 on how to beat the heat as they turn up the cool–and the goof–for some fun in the sun! From sleepovers to movie dates, they’re doing it all, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! JUL222199

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