LGBT Previews April 2018 Part 2

Here’s the second part of the monthly list compiling books, trades, and graphic novels that caught my attention and may yours too! Many are the usual suspects. Some are new like Steve Orlando’s Crude and Michelle Perez’s The Pervert. Others are trades like Batwoman volume 4 or Hawkeye Kate Bishop volume 3 which bids adieu from the list this month as happened with Iceman last month. America makes an appearance in Marvel Rising which is free if you pick it up at your shop or a mere quarter if your shop lets you pre-order it. A new volume of Exiles starts and, of course, Gail Simone is sure to have a lot of fun writing Marvel’s Domino.

Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and indies is here!

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their 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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Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! Shadow arrives in Lakeside, a small town with more snowdrifts than residents. As he is welcomed by the town’s denizens, Shadow becomes more and more drawn into the warmth and safety of his alter ego, Mike Ainsel. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series! FEB180029

A STUDY IN EMERALD HC $17.99 Page 54
Neil Gaiman and Shane Oakley
This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder. This complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen’s Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror! From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula Award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation with art by Eisner award winning artist Rafael Albuquerque! FEB180021

BTVS SEASON 11 GILES #3 $3.99 Page 72
Christos N. Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
Love is complicated. For a guy and a girl, both aware the other is keeping secrets, they shouldn’t even consider love. But for Giles and Roux there hasn’t been a choice: uneasy allies, they’ve been falling in love while working together against a demon. But “trying” to trust one another isn’t working anymore. Roux will finally tell Giles her secrets . . . or he may have to kill her. FEB180068

ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST Vol 4 TP $17.99 Page 74
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
A tribe of elves navigates friendships and dangerous enemies in a fantasy world of goblins, dwarves, fairies and humans!
This is it-the startling conclusion to the most world-changing chapter in all of ElfQuest: Final Quest! It is time for the Palace of the High Ones to return the elves of the World of Two Moons to their original Star Home, but not all have chosen to go. As human invaders threaten the sacred Father Tree itself, in the heart of the Wolfriders’ home, freedom of choice comes with a terrible price. Volume 4 collects issues #19-#24 of The Final Quest. FEB180084

Adam Warren and Carla Speed McNeil
While the embattled Empowered and Sistah Spooky struggle through the high-school hellscape’s final, grueling classroom deathtraps, the ruthless “Game of Blondes” among Spooky’s quite literally soulless ex-classmates reaches a crescendo of violence and treachery-and “levels-up” the survivors to near-godlike status! Look out, Emp and Spooky! Like, yikes! Artist Carla Speed McNeil is the acclaimed creator of Finder and artist of No Mercy, Queen and Country, and many more. FEB180066

Adam Warren and various
Crimefighters Empowered and Ninjette struggle with a superhero community fatally inflamed by rampant romance, courtesy of the passion powers of embittered “magical-girl” The Soldier of Love. If she prevails, love is toast! Collects Empowered and the Soldier of Love #1-3 plus Adam Warren’s “Pew! Pew! Pew!” Empowered one-shot. FEB180067

LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS PT 3 Vol 3 TP $10.99 Page 69
Michael Dante Dimartino and Irene Koh
When Asami is kidnapped, Korra sets out to the Spirit Wilds to find her. Now teeming with dark spirits influenced by the half spirit-half human Tokuga, the landscape is more dangerous than ever before. The two women must trust in each other and work together if they are to make it out alive. Their fate is revealed in this stunning, action-packed conclusion to The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars! FEB180062

MATA HARI #23 $3.99 Page 60
Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina
From Lady MacLeod to Lady Godiva. Mata Hari looks back at the death and despair that ravaged her life as a wife and young mother in the Dutch East Indies. After a few short years she leaves it all behind, changes her name, and heads to Paris, joining the Cirque. Mata Hari is born, and the world hasn’t seen anything like her before. FEB180042

Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions the girls thought they’d get a break, but a new big-bad has come out to play and demons are overrunning the town! The UK team’s secrets are causing a rift in the Zodiac alliance and divided they may fall! The series Comics Alliance calls “your favorite new magical girl team” returns with even more laughs, crushes, and monsters in their latest adventure! Collects Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1-4. Please note this book is resolicited from Previews Vol. XXVII #10 (OCT170058) FEB180060


BATGIRL #22 $3.99 Page 91
Hope Larson and Minkyu Jung, and Jose Marzan
“Strange Loop” part one! After a routine mission to save the day, Batgirl realizes she’s been spending a little too much time in costume. Her life as Barbara Gordon is in a rut, and it’s time to focus on changing things for the better. Can the sudden reemergence of her former love interest, Kai, be a sign of good things to come? Or is he bringing all kinds of trouble with him? Things are not what they seem in Burnside, and it’s up to Batgirl to figure out why! FEB180160

James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II
It’s the final battle as the Bat-family and the Turtles face off against Bane and the Foot Clan on Liberty Island. With America’s great symbol of freedom watching over them, the Dark Knight and the Heroes on a Half-Shell must bring Bane’s tyrannical rule over New York to an end. And don’t forget about Shredder. What role will that deadly villain have to play in all of this? It’s all-out action in this exciting series conclusion. FEB180169

BATWOMAN #14 $3.99 Page 98
Marguerite Bennett and Fernando Blanco
“The Fall of the House of Kane” part two! Vengeance and madness come home to Gotham City! The Many Arms of Death have descended upon the city, bringing a plague that will devour everything Batwoman holds dear–and Alice, Kate’s long-lost sister, leads the way! FEB180175

BATWOMAN: WONDERLAND Vol 2 TP $14.99 Page 136
Marguerite Bennett, Fernando Blanco, and various
When Colonel Jacob Kane realized his daughter Kate would never become the soldier he wanted, he chose someone else to lead the secret paramilitary group known as the Colony. That man — Colony Prime — hates nobody on Earth the way he hates Kate… and the feeling is mutual! When the two of them are stranded in the Sahara Desert, heavily dosed with Scarecrow’s fear toxin, with no way to survive except to rely on each other…they might just choose death instead! Collects issues #7-12. FEB180283

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #15 & 16 $2.99 Page 100
Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, and Sandy Jarrell
Bombshells divided! The Batgirls are determined to track down the source of their friends’ misfortunes back in Gotham City. Their investigation leads to an eerie spit of land, where a lone radio tower projects a deadly signal that curses all who hear it. FEB18017

Wham! The Bombshells dive into a deadly volcanic lair, while the agents of Apokolips clash with the royal roller derby, the female fury, the space jammer — Big Barda! FEB180179

DEATHSTROKE #30 $3.99 Page 113
Christopher Priest and Carlos Pagulayan
“Deathstroke vs. Batman” part one! Beginning this month, a six-issue series-within-a-series featuring the ultimate showdown between DC’s fiercest rivals! When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father–Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son–can he? And who sent the package–and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic! FEB180185

DETECTIVE #978 & 979 $2.99 Page 114
James Tynion IV, Javi Fernandez, Alvaro Martinez
“Batmen Eternal” part three! “Batmen Eternal” part three! Congratulations, Batwoman–you have an entire army at your command. So how are you going to use it? FEB180187

“Batmen Eternal” part four! four! Ulysses Armstrong knows everything there is to know about Tim Drake’s future–including every inevitable step he’ll take on the road to becoming a dark version of himself! Unfortunately, Ulysses is perfectly happy to take everything from him…and use it to give birth to an unstoppable menace! FEB180189

James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, Marcio Takara, and various
With Azrael and Batwing now on Batman’s team, will the Dark Knight’s squadron of crime-fighters be able to discover the League of Shadows’ plan? And what deadly personal secret will be unleashed on the team? Then, the Order of St. Dumas has unleashed a bizarre new evil on the world, and it’s convinced it must destroy Jean-Paul Valley! Collects issues #950-962. FEB180281

Mark Russell and Mike Feehan
As trouble brews at home and the government builds its case against him, disaster looms for Snagglepuss, while Huckleberry Hound falls in love. But both life and love take unexpected turns, and we are all helpless in their wake. FEB180264

FLASH #44 & 45 $2.99 Page 115
Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico
“The Perfect Storm” part six! Grodd rains lightning down on Central City to burn it to the ground. The Flash is as fast as a bolt of lightning, but is he as fast as a thousand? FEB180192

“The Perfect Storm” epilog. After Wally’s fateful decision, Iris’s health begins to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Barry and the Flash family work at lightning speed to try and find a solution, but tensions between Wally and Barry cause Iris’ condition to worsen! FEB180193

GREEN LANTERNS #44 & 45 $2.99 Page 109
Tim Seeley and Ronan Cliquet
“Ghosts of the Past” part one! Jessica Cruz’s ring has a mind of its own, and it’s lashing out at her! Jess needs to find a way to defend herself against a ring that is making constructs against her will! [During writer San Humphries run he included a Green Lantern who is lesbian. It’s uncertain if she continues to be in the cast.] FEB180197

“Ghosts of the Past” part two! Jessica Cruz has been pulled into a nightmare world created from her own memories. As Simon Baz and the Justice League try to find her, they turn to an unlikely ally for help: John Constantine! FEB180199

HARLEY QUINN #41 & 42 $2.99 Page 111
Frank Tieri and Mauricet
“Angry Bird” finale! Betrayed by one of the last allies she thought she had left from Gotham City’s criminal underworld, Harley’s in a corner in her battle against the Penguin…and that’s the most dangerous place you could possibly put her! Someone’s gonna get killed here, and it ain’t Harley. FEB180205

HELLBLAZER #21 $3.99 Page 112
Tim Seeley and Davide Fabbri
“The Good Old Days” part three! London is lovely, and John’s having a fabulous time. And if you believe that, you’ll believe that the Huntress is on his side and the demons aren’t coming after his ex-girlfriend. Some people will believe anything. FEB180209

“The Gang’s All Here”! Harley’s grudgingly accepted the Gang of Harleys back into her life–and now they intend to impress her with all the new tricks they’ve learned in her absence! Unfortunately, they might’ve picked up some bad habits too. FEB180207

HARLEY QUINN: VOTE HARLEY Vol 5 TP $16.99 Page 137
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and various
The corrupt mayor of New York City has been a thorn in Harley’s side since the day he stepped into office…and now he’s crossed the line one time too many! Harley’s usual methods of dealing with problems like this have failed her, so it’s time for a more unconventional solution…is New York City ready for Mayor Harley Quinn? It better be! Don’t miss these stories from issues #28-34. FEB180286

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28 & 29 $2.99 Page 114
Steve Orlando and Hugo Petrus
“Dawn of Time” part one! Chronos starts traveling through time with the Justice League in hot pursuit. At the same time, he’s taunting Ryan Choi, getting in his head and trying to convince him he’s never going to be the real Atom. Will Ryan be able to overcome Chronos’s attack and help his team or will time itself forever belong to Chronos? FEB180217

“Dawn of Time” finale! Chronos has won. Super heroes are non existent in the new timeline he’s manipulated into existence. The League will have to find each other, reform and fix the time stream or all of time will be at Chronos’s command. FEB180219

NIGHTWING #40 & 41 $2.99 Page 117
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Michael Moreci, Jorge Corona, and Minkyu Jung
“The Crimson Kabuki”! When Damian Wayne disappears during a solo mission to Tokyo, Nightwing must enter the seedy underworld to save the boy who was once his Robin. But Dick will have to ascend the Crimson Kabuki’s tower of crime and survive a game of death against three of Japan’s most powerful fighters. Can Nightwing defeat an entire building of elite fighters, or will he lose Damian forever? FEB180225

“The Brave, the Obnoxious, and the Inept”! All Dick Grayson wants is a night to himself. But when Robin and Arsenal come calling in need of his help, Dick has to throw on his Nightwing costume and get to work. Before he knows it, he’s neck-deep in League of Assassin ninjas and trying to stop Arsenal’s sometime-girlfriend from killing them all–assuming Robin and Arsenal don’t kill each other first! FEB180227

SUPERGIRL #20 $3.99 Page 121
Steve Orlando, Jody Houser, and Robson Rocha
Supergirl must fight both Mokkari and the out-of-dimension Viking Judge to save Director Bones from the fury of the Viking’s magical ax! Meanwhile, with Director Bones out of the picture, Cameron Chase and Lar-On must break into the D.E.O. to save Veritas before the clock counts down to zero and the psycho-redactor erases her memories forever!FEB180240

Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones
Kara Danvers isn’t any different than any other teenager in her hometown. Problems with school. Problems with boys. Problems with friends. But while growing pains shake up Kara’s world, a series of earth-shaking events hits her hometown, leaving her with with the choice of blending in with the crowd or being different. Being an outcast. Being super. This reimagining of Supergirl will appeal to fans of all ages and readers new and old, as the Girl of Steel flies face-first into the struggles that every teenager faces. Collects Supergirl: Being Super #1-4. FEB180311

K. Perkins, Stephen Segovia, and various
Searching for an explanation of the source of her powers, Lana traces her steps back to high school with a teenage Clark Kent in Smallville. With Lana’s role as Superwoman hanging in the balance, Lex Luthor makes an unexpected appearance. Collects issues #13-18. FEB180291

TEEN TITANS #19 $3.99 Page 122
Peter Tomasi, Scot Eaton, and Wayne Faucher
“The Following” part three! Beast Boy has gone rogue, turned by the nefarious Puppeteer into an unstoppable killing machine, along with hundreds of innocent teenagers! Can the Teen Titans stop their former friend’s deadly rampage and put an end to the Puppeteer’s reign once and for all? FEB180244

WILD STORM #13 $3.99 Page 130
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
John Lynch, once the director of IO, the secret deep-state agency that runs Earth, is on the road. His darkest project, Thunderbook, has been uncovered, and he needs to warn the principals, now scattered across America. Hiding. Because they were his most successful experiments. And none of them are completely human anymore. FEB180262

WILD STORM Vol 2 TP $16.99 Page 148
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
Jackie King, chief analyst at IO, tries to make sense of all the pieces scattered across the board since Angela Spica saved Jacob Marlowe’s life. Angela Spica wakes up at Jacob Marlowe’s safe house and starts to realize how far from real life she’s been thrown since then. But life is not slowing down, and Marlowe’s wild covert action team has to extract the last member of their number from an IO black site. Collects issues #7-12. FEB180316

WONDER WOMAN #44 & 45 $2.99 Page 126
James Robinson and Emanuela Lupacchino
“Amazon Attacked” part four! When last they met, Wonder Woman was robbed of a chance to meet Darkseid in single combat–and she’s certain she’d be able to take him down. At last, she’s going to get her wish–but with Darkseid at full power, is she still sure she’ll survive? FEB180253

“Amazon Attacked” finale! It’s all-out war for Themyscira! Jason’s been handed a gift from the gods that could turn the tide… but how will he use it? And is this gift actually what he believes it to be? FEB180255

Shea Fontana, Vita Ayala, Michael Moreci, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, David Messina, Christian Duce. Stephanie Hans, and others
In this new collection, Wonder Woman takes a moment to catch her breath and attend a friend’s wedding…but unfortunately, horror follows her even there, putting the life of her friend Etta Candy in danger! Then, learn more about the tumultuous partnership between Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. Collects stories from issues #26-30, annual #1 and Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor #1. FEB180292


MOTHERLANDS #4 $3.99 Page 150
Si Spurrier and Rachael Stott
Hopeless! Schism! Mutual loathing! These are just some of the words to describe the state of Tab and Selena’s relationship when the mother-daughter duo’s forced to go their separate ways, lest their bitter memories of the past compel them to straight-up murder each other. But murder’s not off the table completely when Selena’s set upon by the Braintrust, a multiversal mafia to whom Selena’s in deep debt. If only she could remember why? The plot thickens as Motherlands drives toward its unbelievable climax. FEB180321


ETERNITY GIRL #2 $3.99 Page 128
Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew
Far beyond the farthest any mortal has ever traveled is a nameless world nested in the very heart of existence. On that planet is a structure that extends infinitely into the heavens. It is the Shining Tower, the axis of life and death. And to end her suffering, Eternity Girl must destroy it. The catch? Everyone else will die, too. FEB180258

MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #2 $3.99 Page 129
Jody Houser and Ibrahim Moustafa
To rescue the person most important to her, Mother Panic needs to break into one of the most secure buildings in Collective-controlled Gotham City–Arkham Asylum. Will Catwoman, Gotham’s greatest thief, be willing to help her in her mission? And what has Poison Ivy done to Robinson Park to turn it into a soldier-eating nightmare? FEB180260


ASSASSINISTAS #5 $3.99 Page 182
Tini Howard and Gilbert Hernandez
“Pack Some Heat With That Lunch!” Octavia, Dominic, and Taylor come together as a new generation takes shape-and takes swings at each other. Daddy’s home. FEB180446

Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler, and various
A new “Toss the Fire Baton” (a la Rashomon) feature begins! This sumptuous spring selection of regular shorts, new essays, and sublime interviews includes “Tales From the Black Crown Pub” by Rob Davis; “Cud: Rich & Strange” by Potter, Puttnam, and Bond (which follows the rise and fall and rise of the greatest British band you’ve never heard of but can’t live without); “Swell Maps,” and “Beat Surrender.” Plus, the debut of coming new BC series “House Amok” by Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus; and “Hey, Amatuer!-How to Spot a Galaxy” by Emmeline Pidgen. Finally, more secrets behind the cross street of Canon and Great Yarn are unearthed as “The Great Ghost Walking Tour” by Tini Howard and Philip Bond continues! Find out where the bodies are buried in the BCQ #3! FEB180445

Magdalene Visaggio and Fico Ossio
The final fate of Cybertron! Leoric and the drill team, on a mission to stop the destruction of the planet, reach the core-only to be met by Virulina and her Darkling Lords! Now, the two sides are locked in a final battle to determine whether Cybertron sees tomorrow. Everything comes to a head in this thrilling conclusion! FEB180438

PUNKS NOT DEAD $3.99 Page 183
David Barnett and Martin Simmonds
Forget Trainspotting! It’s Granarchy in the UK for Sid and Fergie as they hit the rails and head to Wigan Casino to find out how they’re connected to each other-and a strange group of dancing pensioners. Little do they know that Dorothy and Asif have the same brilliant idea. Back home, Nat receives terrible news, and hospitalized Oggy receives a horrific visitation. FEB180449


CRUDE #1 $3.99 Page 202
Steve Orlando and Garry Brown
Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they’ve sent his son home to him — in a body bag. Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was, while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more. GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Steve Orlando and artist Garry Brown deliver an emotional, bone-shattering account of murder, masculinity, and mayhem. FEB180502

EVOLUTION #6 $3.99 Page 224
James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Humanity is undergoing rapid evolution, and the rogue Dr. Hurley must take drastic measures to ensure humanity’s safety. Meanwhile, Hannah discovers that the Catholic Church is harboring dangerous secrets, while Rochelle reveals a dreadful surprise to her girlfriend. Everything changes after this. FEB180619

EVOLUTION Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 215
James Asmus, Jospeh Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it? Skybound unites James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd to create a new global phenomenon. Collects issues #1-6. FEB180552

Eddie Gorodetsky, Marc Andreyko, and Steve Sadowski
When a mysterious crippled stranger appears on his doorstep, Nick Wilson discovers that the ramifications of his super-powered past actions have unfolded in unexpected ways. FEB180620

INFIDEL #2 $3.99 Page 229
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, and Jose Villarrubia
The haunted house story for the new millennium continues. What is the secret behind the terrifying entities haunting Aisha’s home? And as she discovers answers, will it be her family that pays the startling — and horrifying — price? FEB180641

MONSTRESS #16 $4.99 Page 232
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
As Maika descends into the labyrinthine lost world of the Shaman Empress, will Kippa find herself the victim of an unexpected treachery? FEB180655

MOONSTRUCK #6 $3.99 Page 233
Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle
Welcome to the beginning of the second arc of Moonstruck, that popular middle-grade / all-ages lesbian-werewolf-barista romance adventure you’ve been hearing so much about! Fresh off their latest hijinks, Julie and the gang try to unwind at a fraternity party hosted by a group of fairy bros. But like everything else in Blitheton, things are not as they first appear, and before you can say, “hey don’t drink that or you’ll be trapped in the fairy circle for all eternity,” another round of magical hijinks has begun! This is a great place for new readers to jump into the story. FEB180658

PAPER GIRLS Vol 4 TP $14.99 Page 235
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
The mind-bending, time-warping adventure from Brian K Vaughn and Cliff Chiang continues as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988. FEB180663

THE PERVERT OGN $17.99 Page 210
Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell
A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle. With excerpts published in the Eisner-nominated anthology ISLAND, the full-color volume, drawn and painted by Remy Boydell, is an unflinching debut graphic novel. Written by Michelle Perez. FEB180526

RAT QUEENS #9 $3.99 Page 236
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
‘The Colossal Magic Nothing,’ Part Four: Whatever happened to crazy, baldheaded Hannah? Why hasn’t she been locked away in a dimensional prison? Dee comes face to face with the mysterious reality wizard and learns that she’s behind it all. FEB180670 [Leila Del Duca cover]

SAGA #51 $2.99 Page 239
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Tabloid reporters Upsher and Doff have uncovered the scoop of the century, but what will it cost Hazel and her family? FEB180685

SLEEPLESS #5 $3.99 Page 242
Sarah Vaughn and Leila del Duca
Poppy confronts Princess Rellen about the assassination attempts. Cyrenic’s Sleeplessness takes a greater toll on him. FEB180702

Ray Fawkes
The enemy is defeated but not destroyed, and his influence is spreading. A family is torn apart by the Hidden Curse, sending a desperate father on the run with his children, fleeing the horrifying transformation that’s overtaken their mother. A standalone story set in the frightening world of Underwinter by award-winning creator Ray Fawkes. Collects issues #1-5. FEB180708

WALKING DEAD #178 $3.99 Page 245
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“New World Order” part four. Princess unleashed! It’s possible Princess doesn’t quite fit in at the Commonwealth. FEB180713

WICKED & DIVINE #35 $3.99 Page 245
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
“Mothering Invention,” Part two. Once More We Return to the Once More We Return. FEB180714


Thanks to Mike McDermott for his advice with post Secret War Marvel books, including paraphrased info included here!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 $ 799 $3.99 Pages 30 & 31
Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen
“Go Down Swinging” part 2. Dan Slott’s final Spider-Man story continues! The Green Goblin has returned and he’s exacting his ultimate revenge not only on Spider-Man, but on everyone the wall-crawler loves! Norman Osborn’s offering no quarter, an ultimatum that threatens to finish Peter Parker once and for all! [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.] FEB180830

“Go Down Swinging” part 3. Spider-Man will need to the help of friend and foe alike if he hopes to stop the Green Goblin this time! The mystery of the Red Goblin is finally revealed, and it’s not going to be pretty for Peter Parker! FEB180834

ASTONISHING X-MEN #10 $3.99 Page 65
Charles Soule and ACO
A Man Called X part 4. Evil doesn’t always know it’s evil. Proteus has a wonderful gift for the world – all he needs is a little time for the finishing touches. The X-Men race north to stop him, and choose their field commander for the battle to come. It’s the mutants unleashed at last, fighting Proteus’ army for the fate of the planet. Evil doesn’t always know it’s evil. FEB180892

AVENGERS #687 – 690 $3.99 Pages 14-16
Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Paco Medina, Aaron Kim Jacinto, and Pepe Larraz
“No Surrender!” continues! The Avengers confront the traitor in their midst – but as the Earth begins to fall apart around them, their greatest enemy may be their best chance at survival. FEB180785

As the final battle for Earth begins, one Avenger will sacrifice everything to give his teammates a fighting chance. FEB180788

One last battle against an impossible opponent. One last game with astronomical stakes. With the fate of the Earth on the line, a cry goes out across the Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble! FEB180790

“No Surrender” finale. The battle is over, and those left standing in the rubble have to find a way to move forward. As an era of the Avengers comes to a close, what will rise to take its place? FEB180792

Peter David and Will Sliney
Damnation tie in! For years, Mephisto has had a fascination with the Parker clan. In this issue, does the King of Hell claim the ultimate prize? The soul of a certain wall-crawling, web-slinging friendly neighborhood Spider-Clone?! FEB180784

BLACK PANTHER #172 $3.99 Page 45
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leonard Kirk
“Klaw Stands Supreme” finale. Klaw and his allies have brought Wakanda to the brink of destruction. To seal the deal, Klaw has summoned a powerful Marvel foe not seen in years. But Black Panther isn’t done fighting yet. He still has a secret weapon: his ex-wife. FEB180854

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk, and Christ Sprous
Klaw stands supreme! The Black Panther’s greatest foe has returned, ready for war! Can T’Challa finally defeat Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father, before his country rips itself apart? To make matters worse, Wakanda’s gods disappear — and the Originators return! The former gods are back, but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them? And all that is only the beginning as a cadre of villains returns, monsters pour through strange gateways and Wakanda is brought to its knees! T’Challa must defend his country from within — but with his hands full, who will come to Ayo and Aneka’s aid? Who will join the Panther’s ill-fated crusade? And who, or what, is Ras the Exhorter? The answers will surprise you! Collecting issues (2016) #166-172. FEB180932

CABLE #156 $3.99 Page 66
Zac Thompson and German Peralta
Past Fears Part 2. It was only a couple of years ago that CABLE and a young HOPE were fleeing from Bishop across a barren wasteland. But Bishop isn’t the only one hell-bent on hunting down the father and daughter duo! As fear consumes Cable, can he fend off both Bishop and a Techno-Organic monster to protect his daughter? FEB180893

CHAMPIONS #19 $3.99 Page 18
Jim Zub and Sean Izaake
A Wier World Part 1. Ironheart and the Unstoppable Wasp join the Champions at last! The team has grown but the mission stays the same – the Champions fight to make the world a better place for all! Writer Jim Zub and artist Sean Izaakse reunite to push the Champions beyond their limits with any icy Antarctic adventure that will challenge everything they believe in! Don’t miss this first chapter of a new era of Champions – and the birth of a brand new hero! FEB180795

DOCTOR APHRA #19 $3.99 Page 79
Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, and Emilio Laiso
“Remastered” continues. Evil droid mastermind Triple-Zero has been blackmailing Doctor Aphra into stealing his old memories which also has included sneaking onto Rebel training grounds run by General Hera Syndulla. Now hunted by both Hera of the Rebellion and Tolvan of the Empire, Aphra’s got a lot on her mind. But if there’s anything to know about the Doctor, it’s that she’s always got tricks up her electro-sleeve! FEB180912

DOMINO #1 $3.99 Page 9
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
Bad Luck and Trouble part 1 Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel’s #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino… but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return. FEB180770

EXILES #1 & 2 $3.99 Page 7
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez (CA) David Marquez
Introducing the all new Valkyrie! Don’t blink – the Exiles are back! Fan-favorite X-Man Blink once joined a team destined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, her teleporting talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of the Multiverse, the Unseen – the man once known as Nick Fury who now can only observe Earth from a lofty post on the moon – must recruit a champion to save it. But she can’t do it alone. Who will join Blink’s new team – and can they ever go home again? FEB180762

She comes from the land of ice and snow and enchanted hammers! The Exiles land in Asgard just in time to aid Valkyrie in a fight against the fire demon Surtur! But the Lord of Ragnarok is the least of their problems. The Time-Eater is hot on the team’s heels, and when he takes Asgard, no Valhalla awaits Valkyrie or her new friends. Good thing they’re about to pick up a Wolverine! And he’s got red on his claws. The mystery of the stolen pies starts here as Blink completes her new team of multiversal champions!

Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Stefano Raffaele
Can Los Angeles really handle two Hawkeyes? Just as Kate Bishop reaches out to ask for Clint Barton’s help with finding her dead mother, the senior bowman shows up needing help of his own! An unknown party is gunning for him — and their attack kicks off a wild chase across the City of Angels! Hawkeye and Hawkeye must try their hardest to stay one step ahead — but who has Clint and Kate in their sights, and what is their sinister agenda? And could they find an ally in Madame Masque? The Hawkeyes are reunited, and it feels so good — if you don’t count the two deadly enemies and crew of misfit villains out for their blood! Plus: Kate shares an intergenerational adventure with a younger Clint in the Vanishing Point! Collecting issues #13-16 and Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1. FEB180938

LOCKJAW #3 $3.99 Page 542
Daniel Kibblesmith and Carlos Villa
Who’s A Good Boy? Part 3. Just when you thought the journey couldn’t get any weirder, along came Spider-Ham! Peter Porker needs Lockjaw and D-Man’s help. A terrible danger is building — and it’s all wrapped up in Lockjaw’s scattered siblings! Will Lockjaw find his last brothers and sisters? Can he save the Multiverse with Porker and friends? Will D-Man finally find out what the heck is going on? Find out here! FEB180867

MARVEL RISING #0 Page 49 *
Devin Grayson and Marco Failla
This April Squirrel Girl meets Ms. Marvel for the very first time! When Doreen Green (also known as the unbeatable Squirrel Girl) volunteers as head counselor for an extra-curricular computer programming camp, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crime fighting super hero Ms. Marvel! But this coding camp is more than just ones and zeros when A.I.M. makes an appearance! Will our heroes be able to save the campers without blowing their secret identities? Join Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America, Inferno, and Patriot as they learn exactly what it means to be a young hero in the Marvel Universe – and what it means to be a hero to each other. [*Previews lists this comic as free while the site I use says it can be preordered for 25 cents.] FEB189999

MIGHTY THOR #706 $3.99 Page 25
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
At the Gates of Valhalla! The death of the Mighty Thor finale. The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound. So what – if anything – remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder? And where do the other gods possibly go from here? FEB180814

MS MARVEL #29 $3.99 Page 52
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
Bruno’s back! Everyone’s favorite ex-pat – and Kamala’s best friend – is back from his studies in Wakanda! But what does this mean for the budding romance between Ms. Marvel and the Red Dagger?! And is the new mean girl at school…an actual super villain?! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.] FEB180868

NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #2 $3.99 Page 55
Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Gorham
The New Mutants head to an arctic research base where everyone has died under mysterious circumstances. But while they hunt for answers, something is hunting them. Plus, a scared boy in the woods comes face-to-face with a familiar face from the New Mutants’ past. And it doesn’t go well. FEB180874

ROGUE & GAMBIT #4 $3.99 Page 64
Kelly Thompson and Pere Perez
“Ring of Fire” Part 4. It’s Rogue vs Gambit in a battle royale the likes of which you’ve never seen before! But when saving the day means letting go of everything you just fell in love with all over again, can Rogue and Gambit do what must be done?! Making out! Memory loss! Power swapping! Witty banter! Emotional manipulation! Monologuing Big Bads! Doppelganger Golem Clones! You want it? We got it! FEB180890

RUNAWAYS #8 $3.99 Page 72
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
“Best Friends Forever” starts now. The Runaways welcome Karolina’s girlfriend, Julie Power of the Power Pack! Well, most of them do. Some have mixed feelings. They’ll all be glad to have an experienced hero around when one of the Universe’s most fearsome super villains invades the hostel! FEB180901

Mariko Tamaki, Jahnoy Lindsay, and Diego Olortegui
The Leader is back! And the heavy-headed villain has decreed it: Jen Walters must die! On a single-minded mission of destruction, the Leader is using all his gamma-enhanced super-intelligence to strike at her — but is his goal more than simply Jen’s death? What does he truly want? And how do you hurt an almost indestructible She-Hulk? The Leader knows the answer: by turning Jen against herself! Can the She-Hulk triumph over the Leader’s machinations of doom, or has the villain thought her into a corner she’ll never escape from? Jen must journey into her subconscious to face the monster within! Can an old friend help her reconnect with her inner Hulk and become the hero she needs to be? Witness the next stage of the sensationally savage She-Hulk legacy! Collecting SHE-HULK (2017) #159-163.
SC, 112pgs SRP: $15.99, FEB180934

Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Have you been doodling “I wish they’d do an issue where Squirrel Girl got a new super-power, and Nancy Whitehead ALSO got a super-power” in your diary? We have some good, incredibly specific to you news: That is happening! In this special stand-alone issue, when Doreen and Nancy are blasted into hypertime, they’re moving so fast as to be invisible to everyone. So of course they decide to fight crime at super speed. But are there downsides to moving really fast? (Yes, there are.) Can anyone in regular time get them back? (Nope.) Will they be trapped there forever? We’re not answering that last question because you’ll have to buy the issue to find out! [Koi Boi is transgender.] FEB180860

X-MEN BLUE #25 & 26 $3.99 Page 60 & 61
Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina. R B Silva
Cry Havok Part 3. Magneto comes face-to-face with Havok, with the fate of mutantkind hanging in the balance. Emma Frost, Miss Sinister, and Bastion have formed an unholy alliance, and now is the time for them to unleash Project: Mothervine! With the Original Five lost in space, a new team of X-Men must rise to take their place! FEB180884

Cry Havok Part 4. Project: Mothervine has been unleashed, and new mutants are emerging all over the world! Even though these new mutants cannot control their powers, Miss Sinister can! A new team of X-Mewn stand against the White Queen, Havok, Bastion, and Miss Sinister! FEB180886

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