Hey! Halloween is a little over a week away and here it is time for Decemeber Previews! Two books have me really excited this month! The first is Gail Simone returns to a revival of Secret Six! Gail’s made no secret of wanting to write Catman as a bisexual character so I’m really anxious in a good way to see how she and artist Ken Lashley convey this. Lord knows Simone showed her skills in the series’ last version at writing tense scenes with erotic subtext between Catman and Deadshot. The other book is Massive, an anthology compilation edited by Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbiens, and Chip Kidd, featuring erotic gay manga made by Japanese gay men for gay and bisexual men. The guys in Massive definitely are not the slim young men found in your typical yaoi/ BL manga! Just look at that cover!
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Credit to Andy Mangels who compiled many such lists before me. People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT or supportive.
RACHEL RISING Vol 5 $16.99 Page 244
Rachel, Jet, and Aunt Johnny recover quickly from their harrowing adventures with the air of a magic herbal wrap, but they soon discover they’ve been the victims of a serial killer. Now they are determined to find the mysterious predator and deliver him to the evil of Zoe’s knife. This new book is the 5th trade paperback in Terry Moore’s Eisner Award nominated series, collecting issues #25-30.
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #3 $4.99 Page 252
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francisco Francavilla
“Escape from Riverdale,” Part 3: The zombie apocalypse is in full swing and the surviving members of the gang have taken refuge in the Lodge Mansion-believing themselves safe from the infected roaming the streets of Riverdale! But there’s no stopping Archie from sneaking out, risking life and limb to find his missing parents-leaving those sequestered behind vulnerable to an enemy within! The zombie mayhem (and body-count) continues to rise, plus sorcery stories from the vault and all new special features in this magazine-size version of the award-winning series.
SABRINA #4 $3.99 Page 254
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack
Hell hath no fury! It’s Sabrina in the underworld as she and her companions risk everything — including their immortal souls — to rescue Harvey’s consciousness, trapped in the Dark Pit. Meanwhile, with Greendale’s most powerful witch missing in action, Madame Satan launches an attack on the Spellman household, but Hilda and Zelda are not helpless, and then of course there’s Cousin Ambrose to contend with!
ADVENTURE TIME FLIP SIDE TP Vol 1 $19.99 Page 296
Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, the team behind the Eisner Award-winning Bandette, writing Adventure Time with artist Wook Jin Clark?! It’s a match made in comic book heaven! The Freaky Friday trope is turned on its head with an Ooo-sized twist! Adventure lovers Tobin, Coover, and Wook Jin Clark bring you a dream Adventure Time miniseries like you’ve never seen it! Finn is suffering from Quest Deficiency and needs his pals to help him find a righteous quest that will fulfill all his adventuring needs! The back of a questing board might seem like the easiest answer, but our hero is about to find out that the easy way out can create a ton of trouble. It’s a race against time as Finn and his merry band of questing cohorts fight to complete this switch-a-roo of a mission before the land of Ooo completely destroys itself. Collects the complete miniseries.
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