LGBT Previews December 2017 Part 1

Amy Chu’s new series Summit with art by Jan Duursema starts in December from Lion Forge! Did you miss James Tynion’s Backstagers? Volume 1 was collected a few months back and now comes volume 2! Likewise the second Kim & Kim mini by Magdalene Visaggio is collected and ready to be ordered. As is Andrew Wheeler’s Another Castle Grimoire from Oni which is the feature pic this time out. Conundrum Press collects the hard to find Neil The Horse series. Oh, did you know Vampirella has a girlfriend?

The “fine print”! People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Thanks where thanks 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! As much as we try, sometimes a book, series, or creator is overlooked. Send us a message if that’s the case or to let us know about your work that doesn’t appear in Previews.

The beg! Please think about using our Amazon affiliate link to order any of trades or graphic novels with links in the list (or any thing from Amazon). Of course, supporting your local comic shop and book stores is important too! Diamond order codes provided for easy ordering with your comic shop!

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

MOTOR GIRL: NO MAN LEFT BEHIND Vol 2 TP $16.99 Page 252
Terry Moore
Samantha has a lot to fight for: Her junkyard is under invasion from shape-shifting aliens and Mr. Walden, a government contractor determined to catch them. Meanwhile, Libby is pressuring Sam to have a lifesaving operation that could be the end of Mike, Sam’s invisible friend. The choices aren’t simple for a courageous woman determined to protect the helpless and leave no man behind! Destined to become a classic, this trade paperback collects the final five issues of Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed series about courage and loyalty! OCT171032

TERRY MOORE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCHBOOK 8800 DAYS BLONDES BRUNETTE $16.99 Page 252
Terry Moore
Collecting the very best of Terry Moore’s pinups, sketches, commissioned artwork and character designs from 25 years in the comic book industry. From the earliest concept art for Strangers In Paradise to the latest commissions for Motor Girl, this is a behind-the-stories collection of Terry Moore’s beautiful women and outrageous characters as fans have never seen them. Featuring hundreds of drawings and an introduction by the artist. OCT171030

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2: LOVE AND REVENGE #3 $3.99 Page 256
Jeremy Whitley and Xenia Pamfil
Raven’s and Ximena are down. Sunshine’s missing. Half of the crew is injured and the ship is boarded by enemies. Now it’s time for Katie and the crew to step up and fight like their lives depend on it — because they do! OCT171047

AFTERSHOCK

ALTERS #8 $3.99 Page 267
Paul Jenkins and Leila Leiz
The story of No-Damn-Name, a loving mother Chapter 3: Mother Stands for Comfort. Chalice has successfully convinced the newest Alter to join the Gateway Army but the decision has come at a severe cost: a group of altered anarchists has taken the very thing that our new Alter prizes the most, her oldest child. And as Chalice tries to work through her feelings of guilt and frustration to save the child, inspiration comes from the least likely source possible… at the ultimate price. OCT171099

ANIMOSITY #11 $3.99 Page 264
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre
In this turning point issue, Jesse learns one serious lesson: never anger the Swarm.
“The premise, the characters, and the action have me hooked.” – Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net. From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett with artwork by the incomparable Rafael De Latorre. OCT171095

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #3 $3.99 Page 264
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
New forces emerge to vie for power in the City of the Animals as famine looms from all sides…another pulse-pounding chapter in Marguerite Bennet’s epic saga!
From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett with artwork by Eric Gapstur. Animosity: Evolution is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world! OCT171094

ARCHIE

ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #5 $3.99 Page 282
Ty Templeton and Dan Parent
Everyone knows Betty Cooper is the sweetest, kindest, most helpful girl in town. At least she used to be. How will Riverdale react to Bad Girl Betty? Plus, part 5 of the connecting variant cover image by Les McClaine! OCT171181

ARCHIE #26 $3.99 Page 280
Mark Waid and Audrey Mok
“Heart of Riverdale,” Part 4. Everyone has had a different reaction to Betty’s injury, but Archie’s is unique. He’s finding himself falling in love with her all over again, but where does that leave Veronica? OCT171170

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #3 $6.99 Page 282
Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, and Pat Kennedy
In the brand-new story “Something Fishy,” some unlikely companions join Mr. Weatherbee on an ice fishing trip — and it looks like they might catch a lot more than colds! OCT171183

ARCHIES #3 $3.99 Page 280
Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, and Joe Eisma
New Ongoing Series! Featuring internationally bestselling artist CHVRCHES! As The Archies face a rocky start to their first-ever tour, they find unexpected drama among the members! Can Betty and Archie reconcile their artistic differences? Can real-life indie Scottish synthpop trio CHVRCHES provide the guidance they need to weather the storm? OCT171173

BETTY AND VERONICA FRIENDS WINTER ANNUAL DIGEST #257 $6.99 Page 282
Dan Parent and Jeff Shultz
In the brand-new lead story “Girls On Tour,” Mr. Lodge gives Betty, Veronica, Ginger, and Nancy a winter tour of the Lodge Estate-but no one could predict all of the chilly calamities that ensue! OCT171186

BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #2 $3.99 Page 282
Jamie L Rotante and Eva Cabrera
New Ongoing Series! The Vixens assemble! Betty and Veronica can’t take down a rival biker gang on their own; it’s time to call in some reinforcements; meet the newest additions to their gang! OCT171175

LIFE WITH KEVIN Vol 1 TP $14.99 Page 280
Dan Parent and J. Bone
Life With Kevin is a coming-of-age story that is both heartfelt and funny. Readers are introduced to an older, wiser and worldly Kevin Keller as he explores the life in NYC with his BFF Veronica. Written and drawn by Dan Parent, with inks from the legendary J. Bone. Collects the entire 5-issue run. OCT171177

RIVERDALE #9 $3.99 Page 280
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and various
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this all-new, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale. OCT171178

RIVERDALE DIGEST #5 $6.99 Page 280
Various
See how everything led to the CW’s Riverdale TV show with this digest-sized collection featuring stories from our relaunched titles as well as classic Archie stories! OCT171180

SABRINA #9 $3.99 Page 278
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack
“Witch War” part 3: “The Sacrificial Lamb.” Sabrina has brought Harvey’s body back to life (along with her father’s soul). But there is a cost to everything. Unless she wants the Gates of Hell to open, Sabrina must find a person to sacrifice in Harvey’s place. But wait… Sabrina would never kill someone, would she? OCT171165OCT171165

BLACK MASK

KIM AND KIM: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD  TP $16.99 Page 290
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrera
The Fighting Kims finally get the bounty of their lives and Kim D reconnects with an ex-girlfriend, so of course everything immediately goes catastrophically wrong. This high-flying, rad af tale of exes and woes is the first in a four-part follow-up to 2016’s Eisner-nominated favorite. Awesome. Collects issues 1-4. OCT171227

BOOM

ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS Vol 4 TP $19.99 Page 311
Kat Leyh, Michael Dialynas, and various
Collecting stories by comic creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts stars all your favorite Adventure Time characters, from Fionna the Human to Billy the Hero. Includes fantastical tales from Kat Leyh, Jake Wyatt, Michael Dialynas, Kel McDonald, and more. OCT171301

BACKSTAGERS Vol 2 TP $14.99 Page 307
James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh
Jory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town’s ever seen. But best-laid plans aren’t easy to achieve when there’s an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of…theater. James Tynion IV  and artist Rian Sygh explore what it means to be an outcast looking to find one’s place in an earnest story of friendship and self-expression. Collects the final issues #5-8. OCT171289

EUGENIC #3 $5.99 Page 305
James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan
It’s been 200 years since the human uprising. The NuMan culture has stagnated without diversity, but a secret found in Dr. Cyrus Crane’s original notes could save them all. OCT171277

FENCE #2 $3.99 Page 308
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
As Seiji and Nicholas struggle with their living arrangement, the competition heats up. OCT171290

JOYRIDE Vol 3 TP $14.99 Page 298
Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
A year has passed since the fractured crew of the Joyride stared down the Void at the far reaches of space. There’s only one thing that could bring them back together: a return to Earth to take on the fascist regime once and for all. In this stunning conclusion, writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and artist Marcus To bring the Joyride back to where it all began. Collects issues #9-12. OCT171242

LUMBERJANES #45 $3.99 Page 309
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
After everything that’s happened at camp, the Roanokes are in need of something to cheer them up. Luckily, Jen has the perfect thing: a search for a jackalope! OCT171291

LUMBERJANES Vol 8 TP $14.99 Page 309
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
Barney is starting their official first week at camp, but it looks like everyone in the Zodiac Cabin has been turned to stone! Now that Diane’s back and strange shadows are appearing, it looks like April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are going to have their hands full trying to find a cure for their friends…as long as they don’t look the wrong thing in the eye first. OCT171293

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #22 $3.99 Page 302
Kyle Higgins and Jonas Scharf
With tensions building between the Rangers, they put aside their differences and unite with Promethea to take down a great new threat! OCT171257

SLAM – NEXT JAM #4 $3.99 Page 307
Pamela Ribon and Marina Julia
Knockout’s conflict between family and derby comes to a head. OCT171285

STEVEN UNIVERSE #11 $3.99 Page 311
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
After Steven sees a flier for “A Taste of Beach City,” everyone gets inspired to make a dish and enter the competition. OCT171305

CHAPTERHOUSE

DIE KITTY DIE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL $4.99 Page 321
Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent
T’was the night before Christmas… and Santa’s elves have been busy making dolls of that beautiful comic book witch, Kitty Ravencraft! The problem is no one wants them! Santa’s reading his list and checking it twice but no good little boys and girls are asking for Kitty dolls! Its up to Santa’s little helpers, the evil elves, Cranky and Lanky, to make the Kitty doll a red hot collectible by killing off the original Kitty herself! Do two little elves have enough magic to take out everyone’s favorite ma-gic maiden? Will they need the help of devilish Christmas critters like the cruelly cool Jack Frost and the Deer of Death, Adolph the Dead-Nosed Reindeer? Read the Die Kitty Die Christmas Special and see if Kitty survives the Holidays! Featu-ring an original story and art by Kitty co-creators Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz! OCT171398

CONUNDRUM PRESS

NEIL THE HORSE GN $25.00 Page 322
Arn Saba
Neil the Horse ran 15 issues in the 1980s. With its tagline, “Making the World Safe for Musical Comedy” it is a totally original hybrid influenced more by Carl Barks and Fred Astaire than by the underground comics of the time. Originally produced under the name Arn Saba, Neil’s creator transitioned to Katherine Collins after the last issue. Introduction by Trina Robbins. OCT171411

D.E.

AGENT 47 BIRTH OF HITMAN #3 $3.99 Page 332
Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Lau
It’s graduation day. Diana Burnwood struggles to balance her two lives, her psychotic mentor, and her conscience as she prepares to make the first kill on her road to avenging her parents. While Agent 47 and his brother 6 make their move to escape the Institute and end up changing their lives and world history in one bloody blow. OCT171444

RED SONJA #12 $3.99 Page 337
Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez
Leaving a world of fast motorcycles and cold beer, Sonja returns to a more familiar setting of swords and magic and mead. At a nearby tavern she learns strange magic is afoot in this land, and a desperate priest is offering mercenaries some serious gold for a dangerous job. But something doesn’t seem right. OCT171490

SHADOW/ BATMAN #3 $3.99 Page 330
Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano
Centuries ago, the Silent Seven put their hand around the world’s neck. They’ve never let go. From generation to generation, the famed invisible hand guiding the global economy, guiding progress, has been a clenched fist. Bust with their previous leader murdered in the street, who is currently at the helm of this shadow conspiracy, and how have they maintained their quiet power for so long? Batman and The Shadow may not have the answer, but it’s a good thing Bruce Wayne and Allard Cranston do! OCT171430

SHEENA #4 $3.99 Page 338
Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo
Monsters out of myth and nightmare explode from the rot of time, hungry for living flesh! Sheena now must find a way to stop both the creatures and Cadwell’s men before the unthinkable happens and the forest she calls home is forever destroyed. OCT171506

VAMPIRELLA #10 $3.99 Page 338
Jeremy Whitley and Andy Belanger
A thousand years in the future is a really weird place to run into someone you know. Especially when that person is now hell bent on destroying you. Which is exactly what happens when Vampirella and Vicki came face to face with their antagonist–Pantha! OCT171519

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

MOOMIN WINTER FOLLIES TP $9.95 Page 343
Tove Jansson
Moomin wakes up one morning to find the pond frozen over, and rather than hibernate, the family decides to brave the winter weather. At first, their wintry adventure seems to be going swimmingly, until Mr. Brisk of the Great Outdoors Club takes over and forces everyone to embrace the winter sports, whether they want to or not. OFFERED AGAIN OCT171544

FANTAGRAPHICS

LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY JAIME ANGELS MAGPIES GN Vol 6 $19.99 Page 348
Jaime Hernandez
Angels and Magpies collects the Gods and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls and Love Bunglers storylines from the Love and Rockets: New Stories series, as well as Hernandez’s 2006 New York Times serial. In the Ti-Girls segment, superheroics get a screwball spin and in “Love Bunglers,” perhaps Hernandez’s greatest masterpiece and one of the great graphic novels of all time, the past and present converge as Maggie and Ray’s reunion is threatened by long-buried family secrets. OCT171588

LOVE & ROCKETS #4 $4.99 Page 348
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
The 2017 Eisner Hall of Famers are still at the top of their game! In Jaime’s half, when the cat’s away how will the mice play? Maggie’s out of town and Ray is determined to do something outside of his usual routine… but what? And what kind of trouble could Maggie and Hopey possibly get into in Barrio Hoppers at 3AM? Meanwhile, there’s a funeral in Palomar and Pipo is deciding if she should attend or not. The rest of the story is a Palomar flashback of Pipo and her two adult lovers Manuel and Soledad. OCT171587

LION FORGE

SUMMIT #1 $3.99 Page 372
Amy Chu and Jan Duursema
Valentina Resnick-Baker is the only known surviving astronaut from a suicide mission that saved the world, and the media won’t let her forget it.
Now a social recluse, Val is seeing visions, hearing voices, keeping a very dangerous power inside her, and the cosmic gift she received from surviving a near-death experience is about to be unleashed. OCT171693

NORTHWEST PRESS

BIG BOOK OF BISEXUAL TRIALS AND ERRORS GN $24.99 Page 378
Elizabeth Beier
Elizabeth Beier chronicles true-life romantic tales as she breaks up with a long-term boyfriend and navigates a brave new world: dating women. Beier tackles the complexities of sexuality and self image with a conversational and immediate art style and stories anyone who’s ever struggled with dating can relate to. $24.99, OCT171715
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LOVE MACHINES HC $20.00 Page 378
Josh Trujillo
Covering past, present, and future, Love Machines tells love stories about technology: tales that are sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, that deal with the objects that inhabit our lives. Created and written by Josh Trujillo, each comic spotlights our personal connection to objects and how technology impacts our connection to each other. OCT171716

ONI/ LIMERENCE PRESS

ANOTHER CASTLE GRIMOIRE Vol 1 TP $15.99 Page 389
Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau
Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s tyrannical rule. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress; she’ll discover just what it takes to be the hero of the story. OCT171732

KIM REAPER: GRIM BEGINNINGS Vol 1 $14.99 Page 380
Sarah Graley
Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie! Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim’s job is pretty cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that. Unaware of the ghoulish drama she’s about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it… and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain. OCT171718

MADE MEN #4 $3.99 Page 383
Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susini
Detroit’s finest are on Jutte’s trail, and so are Detroit’s absolute worst. Her last job admittedly got a little… sloppy, and now the woman who can raise the dead is going to have to raise a little hell. Luckily she’s gotten pretty friendly with one of the detectives on her case, but a major new player is about to break Jutte’s world wide open. OCT171721

SUBLIME

DONT BE CRUEL Vol 6 TP $12.99 Page 401
Yonezou Nekota
Playboy Maya catches studious Nemugasa cheating on a test, and to ensure his silence Maya blackmails Nemugasa into doing whatever he wants! OCT171815

FINDER DELUXE ED IN CAPTIVITY Vol 4 GN $14.99 Page 401
Yonezou Nekota
Impetuous photographer Akihito Takaba finds himself in trouble again! After pursuing crime boss Fei Long, he’s captured and spirited away to Hong Kong, but not before Asami takes a few bullets during a failed rescue attempt. Now all the despondent Akihito can think of is whether or not his lover is alive, and if so, are Asami’s feelings strong enough to attempt yet another rescue?
For mature audiences. OCT171816

TITAN

SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #5 $4.99 Page 415
Stephen Thompson, Jay, and various
Manga adaptation of the hit TV show. OCT171841

TORCHWOOD: THE CULLING #4 $3.99 Page 410
John Barrowman, Carol Barrowman, and Neil Edwards
Written by Captain Jack Himself – John Barrowman – and Carole Barrowman, with art by Neil Edwards (Doctor Who, Justice League)!
Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood is back! The official continuation of the saga! OCT171839

VAULT

HEATHEN #8 $3.99 Page 434
Natasha Alterici
After a stormy night at sea ends in tragedy, Aydis is forced off the ship and must now face the open ocean alone. Elsewhere, Brynhild and Sigurd finally reach the Valkyrie castle, only to find it deserted of all but one belligerent goddess. OCT171938

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