LGBT Previews December 2017 Part 2

Check it out! Rachel Pollack’s Doom Patrol receives a long overdue collection for December! Adam Warren teams up with Carla Speed McNeil for a new Empowered mini with Sistah Spooky! A new team up with Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The Secret Love of Geeks edited by Hope Nicholson is yours to order or put on your list! Loki is still walking around as the Sorcerer Supreme in Dr Strange until someone hands his ass to him. Sina Grace’s Iceman gets collected! Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have a Christmas present for you with the Wicked + Divine Christmas Special that’s certain to be unlike any other holiday themed comic! And more! more! more!

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! Did something get forgotten? Get in touch!

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!

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DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS Vol 1 HC 1 $29.99 Page 56
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and various
This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods.
Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard-thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent. Collecting the first nine issues of the American Gods comic book series, along with art process features, high res scans of original art, layouts, character designs, and variant covers by Becky Cloonan, Skottie Young, Fabio Moon, Dave MCKean, and more! OCT170049

BTVS SEASON 11: ONE GIRL IN ALL WORLD Vol 2 TP $19.99 Page 54
Christos N. Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
Joss Whedon’s Buffy and the Scooby team conclude Season 11 as they stand up for all witches and demons to thwart a conspiracy against magic and the supernatural. Their mission is less than simple: manufacture a great escape from the Safe Zone camp and follow the obscure trail of the Big Bad to its end. Extraordinarily, the trail seems to lead higher and higher in the ranks of the US government. Collects issues #7-#12. OCT170041

EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY’S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #1 $3.99 Page 46
Adam Warren and Carla Speed McNeil
Empowered’s “frenemy” Sistah Spooky was once a schoolgirl who sold her soul for hotness, but was granted even more magic than beauty. Now, both superheroines find themselves trapped in a high-school hellscape by Spooky’s Infernal Service Provider-with her blonde ex-classmates plotting ritual murder to claim her magic for themselves! First Empowered comic-book series in standard comics format. Over 250,000 Empowered volumes in print. Artist Carla Speed McNeil is the acclaimed creator of Finder and artist of No Mercy, Queen and Country, and many more. Finder won an Eisner Award, Two Ignatz Awards, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. OCT170019

SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS TP $14.99 Page 58
Margaret Atwood and various
The follow-up to the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this brand new anthology features comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating. This volume includes creators of diverse genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson, (Batgirl), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet), Marley Zarcone (Shade), Sfe R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman), cover art by Becky Cloonan (Demo), and more! OCT170053

ZODIAC STARFORCE: CRIES OF THE FIRE PRINCE Vol 2 TP $17.99Page 61
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. OCT170058

DC

ACTION #993 & 994 $2.99 Page 88
Dan Jurgens and Steve Pugh
“Booster Shot” part one! As Superman struggles to cope with Mr. Oz’s true identity, the Man of Steel turns to the only “hero” he knows who can prove once and for all if Oz’s story is true: Booster Gold! But a massive power doesn’t want our heroes venturing through time, and will do anything it can to sabotage their journey! OCT170216

“Booster Shot” part two! It’s the time-hopping team-up of Superman and Booster Gold–and on their quest to verify Mr. Oz’s identity, a mysterious force attempts to sabotage the journey! This time (pun!) our heroes wind up in the crosshairs of a deadly new villain–the time wraith responsible for their tumultuous journey! OCT170218

BATGIRL #18 $3.99 Page 90
Hope Larson and Christian Wildgoose
It’s the holiday season in Burnside, and everyone is getting into the spirit… including Harley Quinn! After the maid of mischief infects Barbara Gordon’s company party with a killer virus, Batgirl must embark on a wild-goose chase around the city to find a cure. The clock’s ticking–will our hero save the day in time? OCT170223

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 & 2 $3.99 Page 86
James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II
The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal–Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published with IDW. OCT170211 / OCT170213

BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 1 $16.99 Page 142
James TynionIV and Freddie Williams II
The sold-out, smash-hit 6-issue miniseries co-published with IDW is now available in paperback! It all starts in Gotham City, as a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas. Somehow, the Foot Clan has crossed over to another dimension–but they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail! OCT170385

BATWOMAN #10 $3.99 Page 93
Marguerite Bennett and Fernando Blanco
“Home Horrors” part one! After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to Geneva, the site of her most brutal losses and memories. As the clock begins to tick on a new cycle of violence, Kate must overcome her haunted past to ensure her terrorist foes don’t begin the new year with a bang! OCT170233

BLUE BEETLE #16 $3.99 Page 93
Christopher Sebela and Thony Silas
“Road Trip” part three! The mystery in the desert begins to unravel with the appearance of the man known as Stopwatch. He’s the mastermind behind the deadly Short Timers and the source of all the time disruptions which have been tearing apart reality. How is Jaime going to defeat him while trying to keep his identity secret from his girlfriend, Naomi? OCT170235

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #7 & 8 $2.99 Page 97
Marguerite Bennett, Siya Oum, and Sandy Jarrell
“Tonight, we will free Spain. Tomorrow, we will free the world!” Or so Renee Montoya hopes, but the rebels are falling to the fascist forces, and a new threat has risen: Black Adam! OCT170241

Batwoman has joined the war in Spain, still missing the safe haven she used to have in Gotham. Will a reunion bring her the peace she’s seeking? OCT170242

DEATHSTROKE #26 $3.99 Page 99
Christopher Priest and Diogenes Nieves
“The Fall of Slade” part one! Finally convinced that their leader is missing, Team Defiance begins the search for Deathstroke only to discover his situation is even more dire than expected. Meanwhile, Deathstroke–after being kidnapped by the Secret Society of Super-Villains–finds his past catching up with him when his former friend and ally Dr. Ikon confronts the repentant killer while repressing his own uncontrollable rage. [So, Jericho is in the book as an out gay…villain?]OCT170245

DETECTIVE #970 & 971 $2.99 Page 102
James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez, and Raul Fernandez
“Fall of the Batmen” part two! Spoiler and the team still have unfinished business to resolve…and unfortunately for everyone, the Victim Syndicate feels the same way! OCT170251

“Fall of the Batmen” part three! With the Victim Syndicate on the move and Clayface on the edge, the team faces a crossroads–but Batwoman believes she knows the way forward! The trick is…does Batman agree? OCT170253

FLASH #36 & 37 $2.99 Page 103
Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci, and Pop Mhan
“A Cold Day in Hell” part one! When one of The Flash’s Rogues is murdered inside Iron Heights prison, Barry Allen throws himself deep into the case, still reeling from the turmoil of his personal life! But when the clues begin to reveal an even greater conspiracy at work, The Flash soon discovers Iron Heights’ deadliest secret. [Captain Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple and make occasional appearances.] OCT170255

“A Cold Day in Hell” part two! The new crime lord of Central City has been revealed… and it’s worse than The Flash ever imagined! Betrayed by a former friend and trapped in Iron Heights prison with no escape in sight–will The Flash be too late to save his city from disaster? OCT170257

GREEN LANTERNS #36 & 37 $2.99 Page 105
Tim Seeley and Carlo Barberi
“Oh Bolphunga, Where Art THou?” part two!Simon and Jess try to bring Bolphunga back to his old foe Mogo but come face to face with Singularity Jain, whose kiss can kill. She’s here to make Bolphunga pay his debts–and she plans to devour anyone who stands in her way! [One of the Green Lanterns in the book is lesbian.] OCT170262

“Peacekeepers” part one! Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard case as they’re called back to a distant world on the brink of war to investigate the death of an alien official. As the mystery deepens, the Green Lanterns discover that their own actions may be tied to the crime! OCT170264

HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #3 $3.99 Page 108
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, and Laura Braga
Betty and Veronica wake up in a place that seems nice–but something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s the super-villain costumes they’re wearing. Or maybe it’s the henchmen chasing them and shouting about motorcycles and plants! Meanwhile, Riverdale doesn’t know what to do with certain members of the cheerleading squad. Co-published with Archie Comics. OCT170273

HARLEY QUINN #33 & 34 $2.99 Page 107
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and Chad Hardin
“Aftermath” part two! We said the election would change Harley’s life forever, and we weren’t kidding! For one of the people closest to her…it’s ended their life! And in the “Secret Origins” backup story, you’ll learn how the incredible Eggy came to be the man…err, egg…he is today! OCT170269

“Gossamer”! Look, we know Harley’s crossed paths with some ridiculous guest stars…but we assure you, this is the looniest one yet! And in the “Secret Origins” backup, see where Harley’s most steadfast companion and tenant, Big Tony, comes from–and why he sticks by the side of his insane (but very charming) landlord! OCT170271

HARLEY QUINN: SURPRISE SURPRISE Vol 4 $16.99 Page 134
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and Chad Hardin
Harley has faced every challenge even she could possibly imagine, but can she survive… a visit from her parents?! Harley’s gang of misfits must be on their best behavior when the Quinzels come to Coney Island. Plus, Harley’s entire cast of crazy characters comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman… but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering? Collects the lead stories from issues #22-27 plus the Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Celebration (REBIRTH) OCT170360

HARLEY QUINN & THE GOTHAM CITY SIRENS OMNIBUS HC $75.00 Page 137
Paul Dini, Scott Lobdell, Marc Andreyko, Tony Bedard, Guillem March, Andres Guinaldo, and others
Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other peoples’ rules regardless of which side of the law they’re on. These tough ladies have a new agenda that’s all their own, and they’ll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way? Collects Gotham City Sirens #1-26 and Catwoman #83. OCT170369

HELLBLAZER #17 $3.99 Page 109
Richard Kadrey and Davide Fabbri
“The Bardo Score” part two! Things never end well for John Constantine, and his investigation into Cats Molloy’s death is no exception. He couldn’t save Pirate Jenny, either, and he barely escaped a deadly confrontation of his own. So why has San Francisco put a big smile on his face? OCT170275

IMMORTAL MEN #1 $2.99 Page 79
James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams
“The End Of Forever” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years–but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope–an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival–but will Conquest get to him first? OCT170202

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20 & 21 $2.99 Page 112
Steve Orlando and Hugo Petrus
“Surgical Strike” part finale! As Vixen and Prometheus’ battle reaches its climax, Afterthought goes toe to toe with the Justice League in the most disgusting and dangerous place in the universe–the inside of Lobo’s body! Will the League be able to defeat Afterthought in time to save Vixen? Or will Prometheus prove once and for all that Justice is hollow and the League is destined to die? OCT170283

“Against The Invisible God!” The Ray quits the Justice League to return to his hometown of Vanity, only to discover that a new hero has taken his place as the city’s protector! To make matters worse, an ancient evil God has been unleashed upon Vanity… and the Ray himself is responsible! OCT170286

KAMANDI CHALLENGE #12 $4.99 Page 115
Gail Simone, Len Wein, Ryan Sook, and Jose Luis Garcia Lopes
After the out-of-this-world end of last issue, fan-favorites Gail Simone and Ryan Sook bring us our hero’s next adventure in the world of the great disaster. With the fate of his parents revealed and one final threat to overcome, can Kamandi figure out a way for animals and humans to peacefully co-exist before their battles for ultimate power result in the destruction of the entire planet? Find out in the stunning conclusion of our tale! Plus, a bonus epilogue from comics legends Len Wein and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. OCT170289

NIGHTWING #34 & 35 $2.99 Page 115
Tim Seeley, Sam Humphries, Javi Fernandez, and Bernard Chang
“Raptor’s Revenge” finale! With Nightwing injured, Raptor attempts to turn the citizens of Bludhaven into monsters. It will take everything Nightwing has to stop Raptor. Will his rocky alliance with Blockbuster stand long enough to take down Raptor, or will Nightwing be forced to take down his two greatest foes alone? n OCT170295

“The Untouchable: Hunter!” Nightwing finally feels like he’s got his life in Bludhaven under control. But the one thing he wasn’t expecting was for a case from his past in Gotham City to rear its head here–a murderer he never set eyes on, but whose unmistakable signature has arrived in his new city! How many people will die before he’s stopped this time? Or worse than that…what if Dick can’t stop him? Incoming creative team Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang kick off a story that will take Nightwing back to his days as Robin and force him to question his future as well! OCT170296

RAGMAN #3 $2.99 Page 116
Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda
As Rory learns how to use the Suit of Souls, he hits the streets of Gotham City, finding and interrogating demonic fiends that continue to crawl into the city. With every demon he defeats, Ragman begins to build a name for himself, and unseen enemies and allies are taking notice. But when Ragman finds himself fighting a former ally, he must turn to the help of a different kind of demon… Etrigan! OCT170299

SUPERGIRL #16 $3.99 Page 118
Steve Orlando, Jody Houser, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques
“Plain Sight”! part two! Public pressure runs high and there’s no debate–you’re either for Supergirl or against her! As the people of National City divide over their feelings on Supergirl, the teen hero finds it increasingly hard to balance her daily life with her role as her city’s protector. With the DEO and fellow intern Ben Rubel closing in on her secret identity and the added pressures of Catco’s internship, the last thing on Supergirl’s mind is an upcoming school dance that’s more trouble than expected. OCT170306

SUPERWOMAN #17 $3.99 Page 119
Kate Perkins and Stephen Segovia
“The Midnight Hour” part three! An inextricable link between Superwoman and the villainous Midnight may be the only hope in stopping the destruction of Metropolis. Raging with the power to swallow cities or entire planets into the black hole inside her, Midnight looms for Superwoman. Can she make it to dawn? OCT170308

TEEN TITANS #15 $3.99 Page 105
Peter Tomasi and Francis Manapul
The Batman of Tomorrow reveals himself to the Teen Titans to recruit them to his cause. But the reunion gives way to the big question: is the life of an innocent child worth more than the lives of millions? It’s the Teen Titans vs. the Super Sons in the battle you’ve been waiting for! OCT170316

WILD STORM #10 $3.99 Page 127
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
The WildCAT and Jackie King at IO are planning elaborate heists. One heist could save the world. One could end it. And there’s no guarantee that either the CAT or Jackie and her team will get out of their respective capers alive. And IO director Miles Craven is distracted by many troubles and questions, including: What was Project Thunderbook? OCT170330

WONDER WOMAN #33 & 37 $2.99 Page 124
James Robinson, Carlo Pagulayan, and Emanuela Lupacchino
“Children of the Gods” part four! Captured by Darkseid’s daughter, Wonder Woman finds herself in chains and at the mercy of the Lord of Apokalips. As Darkseid begins to steal her powers to increase his rise back to godhood, an unexpected ally appears to face down the one-time God of Evil. OCT170322

“Children of the Gods” part five! As a fevered battle with Darkseid rages between Wonder Woman and the dark god, the Amazon warrior must choose between saving the lives that hang in the balance and ending the threat before her forever. OCT170324

WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #4 $3.99 Page 125
Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan
Our heroes have escaped the Corvidae, but if they want to save new friends from the witches’ wrath, they’ll have to work together. That would be a simple matter if their utmost desire wasn’t to end the other’s life! Co-published with Dark Horse Comics. OCT170326

VERTIGO

DOOM PATROL BOOK 4 TP $34.99 Page 145
Rachel Pollack, Richard Case, Stan Woch, Linda Medley, Scot Eaton, and others
Writer Rachel Pollack continues Grant Morrison’s legendary run on the Doom Patrol with stories from issues #64-74 plus annual #2 and a tale from VERTIGO JAM #2. In these stories, the Doom Patrol must pull themselves together yet again as they move into a bizarre new headquarters, gain two new members and try to cope with the preteen menace known as the Wild Girls! OCT170390

YOUNG ANIMAL

DOOM PATROL #12 $3.99 Page 130
Gerard Way and Nick Derington
Something normal is happening to the Doom Patrol. Which means not weird, since their own normal is very weird. There are mysterious forces at work, unseen hands rewriting history, and the change is so gradual, the team doesn’t even necessarily see how much they are changing. The end of our second big Doom Patrol arc leads into big things to come next month! [Danny is featured in this series.] OCT170345

IDW/ TOPSHELF

GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #3 $3.99 Page 172
Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell
“What Dreams May Come” Part 3! The big bad evil aka Schreckgespenst aka Shrecky used its power to create living nightmares to drive a wedge between our heroes. And while the team struggles to come back together, Schrecky makes a bid for world takeover… obviously. This is it! Don’t miss the ladies from the 2016 film in their very own series! What or who is powerful enough to cut through the team’s fear and self-doubt to bring them back together? Is it KEVIN?! (Spoiler alert: it is not Kevin.) Will this be the issue where Holtzmann builds a weapon that either makes perfect scrambled eggs or destroys all life on earth? Ha! Trick question–that’s every issue! Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month! OCT170471

HALF PAST DANGER II DEAD TO REICHS #4 $3.99 Page 188
Stephen Mooney
The team licks their wounds after their bruising encounter with the monstrous Nazi Mech. With every conventional avenue of investigation seemingly exhausted, General Nolan decides it’s finally time to unleash Agent Moss! The stakes are high, the board is set, and the action is hard-boiled. The time is half past danger! OCT170537

INFINITE LOOP: NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH #4 $3.99 Page 188
Pierrick Colinet, Elsa Charettier, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Teddy is faced with the unexpected consequences of her actions as all her allies turn on her. Expect an epic conclusion to this frenetic sci-fi mini-series! Infinite Loop Vol. 1 was honored by the Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award, who called it: “a fun melding of science fiction, romance, LGBTQ+ advocacy fiction, and civil rights history lesson.” OCT170534

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS DIMENSIONS #2 $3.99 Page 176
Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn, and Siobhan Keenan
In our first story by Sarah Winifred Searle, Shana takes center stage her fashion design final is coming up, but when disaster strikes, will she use Synergy to “cheat” her way through?! And in the second story by Sarah Kuhn and Siobhan Keenan, you only need to know two words: Karakoke. Battle. This anthology book features 2 self-contained stories in each issue! Double the rock-n-roll fun! Featuring the work of Sarah Winifred Searle! Second story by Sarah Kuhn. OCT170495

KID LOBOTOMY #3 $3.99 Page 156
Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler
“A Lad Insane – Lost In Franz” part three. Bury the past and it turns into monsters. Or in Kid Lobotomy’s case, a disgusting cockroach man. As our troubled Kid flees deeper into the lower depths to escape his sister’s arrival, he encounters more mystery and confusion. Bug-on-bug sex, spontaneous combustion and Franz Kafka are among the many dubious delights at “The Suites,” America’s Strangest Hotel, Black Crown’s inaugural hit series about a dysfunctional family of hoteliers continues! Letter column, interviews, behind-the-panel process pages & more! OCT170409

ORPHAN BLACK DEVIATIONS TP $19.99 Page 172
Heli Kennedy and Wayne Nichols
What if your favorite stories and characters had entirely different experiences? Find out in Deviations, a special comic book event featuring alternate takes on some of your favorite books! Step into a world where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different manner and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See all your favorite characters return in an all-new light! OCT170476

SATELLITE FALLING TP $17.99 Page 188
Steve Horton, Stephen Thompson, and various
She’s the only human on an alien world… and that’s the least of her problems. A sci-fi series filled with grit and wit. She fled a fallen Earth, her lover dead. Now, Lilly makes her way as a cabbie by day and a bounty hunter by night as the sole human on SATELLITE. But when Lilly’s past catches up with her, it’s going to take her and an unlikely band of weird aliens to set things right. What has she gotten herself into? Perfect for fans of gritty sci-fi stories: Comics like Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga and Jonathan Hickman’s The Manhattan Projects. Movies like Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and Total Recall. Novels like William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon. OCT170538

STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #15 #3.99 Page 170
Mike Johnson and Tana Ford
“I.D.I.C.” Part 3 of 6! The 6-part epic adventure “I.D.I.C.” continues, as the mastermind behind the colliding realities is revealed! Can the multiple Kirks and their crews unite in time to save all of their universes? OCT170461

TRANSFORMERS VS THE VISIONARIES #1 $3.99 Page 161
Magdalene Visaggio and Fico Ossio
Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of Cybertron–and they may not have their hosts’ best interests at heart. Refugees from another world, the Visionaries’ startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies… or dangerous enemies. Welcome Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio to the IDW family! The Visionaries make their explosive return to comics! Magic vs. metal! OCT170428

IMAGE

AFAR TP $14.99 Page
Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton
In a fantastical post-industrial desert, fifteen-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astral project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s two parents have temporarily left her and her thirteen-year-old brother, Inotu, to make a living as salt shepherds. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities. (OFFERED AGAIN) OCT170592

ANGELIC #4 $3.99 Page 211
Simon Spurrier and Caspar Wijngaard
“Heirs and Graces” part four. Secrets in the underworld, war in the heavens…and one brave little Nobedient stuck in the middle.

BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 203
Kelly Sue DeConnick and various
DeConnick and De Landro present: the Triple Feature!
Ripped directly from the world of Bitch Planet, a crack team of creators spin 15 teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule. Patriarchy beware…this sci-fi kidney punch can’t be stopped…! 100% Grade-A satire. Accept no substitutes.
Collects Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1-5 OCT170620

EVOLUTION #2 $3.99 Page 215
James Asmus, Jospeh Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Something is happening to humanity across the world. What ties together a college dropout in Santa Monica, a rogue doctor in Philadelphia, and a nun in the Vatican? The answer already lies dormant within you. OCT170668

MOONSTRUCK Vol 1 TP $9.99 Page 210
Grace Ellis,  Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it’s too late. The first chapter of the brand-new, all-ages, magical, coffee-laden adventure from Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and talented newcomer Shae Beagle.
Collects issues #1-5. OCT170655

PAPER GIRLS #18 $2.99 Page 226
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
The future invades.

RINGSIDE #15 $3.99 Page 229
Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber
“Shoot” part conclusion. The critically acclaimed ensemble drama comes to its inevitable, tragic end. Nobody wins. Everything goes wrong. Find out just how on point Comic Bastards was when they referred to the series as “like a Steinbeck novel, with frog splashes.” OCT170710

SAGA Vol 8 TP $14.99 Page 231
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe. Collects issues #43-48 OCT170715

SLEEPLESS #1 $3.99 Page 200
Sarah Vaughn, Leila del Duca, and  Alissa Sallah
Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but danger is around every corner once the new king is coronated. Writer Sarah Vaughn and artist Leila Del Duca team up with editor / colorist Alissa Sallah and letterer Deron Bennett for this new fantasy romance. OCT170590

UNDERWINTER FIELD OF FEATHERS #3 $3.99 Page 235
Ray Fawkes
He stole his magic from the devil’s house, then he used it to steal his children from their mother. She’s hot on his heels and sworn to make him pay…Featuring lush, fully painted artwork by Ray Fawkes, named by Paste Magazine as one of the “Ten best comic artists of 2017.” OCT170734

WALKING DEAD #174 $2.99 Page 236
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“A Solitary Life” The sad, sorry, solitary life of Negan. Face it, true believers, he deserves this. OCT170736

WICKED + DIVINE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL $3.99 Page 202
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and various
Jamie said “It’s a shame we never saw any of the gods’ early funtimes,” and Kieron said “Yeah,” and then they looked at each other, and then called all their talented friends to do a Christmas album of (mostly) fan service! Inanna and Baal getting it on! Lucifer and Sakhmet getting it on! Dionysus giving Baphomet a lift in a crappy car! And more! OCT170608

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 & 793 $3.99 Page 26
Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman
“Venom INC” part 2. Spider-Man finds himself between Eddie and a mysterious new figure. And Black Cat and her gang find themselves face-to-face with an amped-up villain named Maniac that might just rip those faces right off. [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.] OCT170879

AMERICA #10 $3.99 Page 58
Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones
Exterminatrix part 3. Exterminatrix has taken over America’s home, kidnapped her allies and turned her own friends against her. And so far, not even America’s new powers have helped her turn the tide. But the Midas Corporation is about to learn that you don’t mess with a Fuertona–and you definitely don’t mess with a Chavez. America goes for the big shot as her first LEGACY arc comes to a head! OCT170932

ASTONISHING X-MEN # $3.99 Page 81
Charles Soule and Michael Del Mundo
“The Life of X!” conclusion. We are trapped in the Shadow King’s web. All strands have led here. We have seen sacrifice, battle, manipulation, lies and the darkest truths. Now, at last, Charles Xavier and his X-Men will save one world and lose another. OCT170964

BLACK PANTHER #168 $3.99 Page 53
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Sprouse
“Klaw Stands Supreme” part 3. All the doors are open.And for the Black Panther, that’s bad news. As monsters pour through strange gateways, T’Challa must defend his country from within. But with Klaw stealing the lifeblood of Wakanda, the king will have to turn to unlikely allies to staunch the tide! Who will join the king’s ill-fated crusade? OCT170924

CABLE #152 $3.99 Page 73
Ed Brisson and Jon Malin
“The Newer Mutants!” part 3. The Externals are dying one by one, but Cable’s assembled the strangest team of mutants from throughout time to put a stop to it. Longshot! Shatterstar! X-23! Armor! Blink! Doop! What makes them so uniquely qualified to answer the call? Plus, the return of Gideon! [Will time traveling Cable enlist Shatterstar who came out thanks to Peter David or the version without any romantic interest in Rictor? Also, pansexual Doop.] OCT170950

CHAMPIONS #15 $3.99 Page 31
Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos
“Worlds Collide!” conclusion. The Champions/Avengers team faces its first real casualty in their ongoing struggle to prevent two planets from colliding – and that fatality changes the game! [Viv is queer.] OCT170891.

DR STRANGE #382 & 383 $3.99 Page 54
Donny Cates and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
“Loki: Sorcerer Supreme!” part 2. Loki continues to protect the world from magical threats, but… That can’t be all that he’s after, can it? Stephen Strange certainly doesn’t trust the God of Lies and Mischief. The play that Strange makes at the end of this issue will shake the Marvel U to its core! OCT170926

“Loki: Sorcerer Supreme!” part 3. Doctor Strange isn’t getting anywhere taking Loki on by himself, so he’s changing the venue. The former Sorcerer Supreme goes to Asgard for help, and they aren’t exactly welcoming. But don’t worry, Strange didn’t come alone. You won’t believe who guest stars in this issue! OCT170927

GENERATION X #85 $3.99 Page 12
Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna
“OG Gen X” part 1. You’ve been asking for it! You’ve been waiting for it! And now it’s here…the original Generation X is back! But this is no happy reunion for any of them. Their former teammate Monet is now bonded to her brother, the vampiric mutant called Emplate. Will Jubilee, Chamber, and Husk be able to save Monet? Or is she forever lost to her brother’s curse? [Bling is on the team.] OCT170852

HAWKEYE #13 $3.99 Page 17
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
“Family Reunion” part 1. Can L.A. really handle two Hawkeyes? Just as Kate reaches out to ask for Clint’s help with finding her dead mother, Clint shows up needing help of his own. An unknown party is gunning for him and it kicks off a chase across Los Angeles with two Hawkeyes trying to stay one step ahead, fully alive, and with minimal property damage…well, okay, with moderate property damage. Re-united and it feels so good! OCT170861

ICEMAN #8 $3.99 Page 23
Sina Grace and Robert Gill
“Iceman vs. Iceman” part 1. Iceman and his younger counterpart must team up against their parents?! The Drakes have discovered the existence of the young, time-traveling Iceman. But what are their true motives with this meeting? OCT170875

ICEMAN: THAWING OUT Vol 1 TP $15.99 Page 104
Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti, and various
Bobby Drake has been in the super-hero game longer than most — but what is he known for besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? The time is now or never for Bobby to build a life and legacy he can be proud of — and become the best Iceman he can be! But whether seeking ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde’s advice on meeting guys or delivering his latest news to his parents, it won’t be easy — and that’s before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! Still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who’s perhaps too comfortable in his: the Son of Wolverine himself, Daken! But when the moment of truth arrives, which is worse for Iceman: facing his parents or the Juggernaut? Collecting issues #1-5. OCT171004

MIGHTY THOR #702 $3.99 Page 35
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
“The Death of the Mighty Thor” part 3. As the War of the Realms continues to spread, Jane Foster has finally had enough. Will she rally the Asgardians in time to save their home? Or has Odin’s arrogance doomed them all? And as if total war wasn’t enough, there’s also the impending arrival of the unstoppable Mangog. Can even a guest appearance by Hercules avert disaster? Artist Russell Dauterman returns as Legcy marches toward the Death of the Mighty Thor! OCT170898

MIGHTY THOR: WAR THOR Vol 4 HC $24.99 Page 95
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and various
Who is the War Thor? The Ultimate Universe’s Thor died defending the Multiverse, but his hammer remains. Who wields it now? Ponder that question along with Jane Foster, the Mighty Thor, as she faces the Ultimate team-up! War is coming to the Ten Realms — and when the Queen of Cinders sets them ablaze, even the combined might of not one, not two, but three Thors may not be enough to put out the flames! Meanwhile, Malekith’s army grows, and the looming conflict reaches Asgard’s doorstep! But even the fire of Muspelheim pales beside the fury of the War Thor — and with his thunder comes vengeance in the name of peace and sanity! Plus: Generations collide as Jane and a young Odinson face an Apocalyptic encounter in ancient Egypt — one that may transform the future of both Thors! Collecting Mighty THor (2015) #20-23 and Generations: The Unworthy THor and the Mighty Thor #1. OCT170992

MS MARVEL #25 $3.99 Page 1
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
“Teenage Wasteland” part 1. Jersey City still has a need for a super hero, but why has Kamala Khan, a.k.a Ms Marvel, vanished? In the wake of her disappearance, the city’s newest hero Red Dagger and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on her Legacy of heroism. Ms Marvel is nowhere but also everywhere at once! And when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry the MS. Marvel legacy but Kamala? Includes 3 bonus Marvel Primer pages! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.] OCT170847

ROYALS #12 $3.99 Page 59
Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
“Fire From Heaven” part 4. The Royals have what they went beyond the edge of space for: the mystical element Primagen, the catalyst to saving the Inhuman race. But in the future, the Last Inhuman pays the price for their defiance–as the Progenitors return to Earth! Five thousand years on, is it too late to avert…Judgement Day? [Swain is lesbian and Noh-Varr (aka Marvel Boy) was said to have had some sort of same sex experimentation in Kieron Gillen’s Young Avengers.] OCT170933

RUNAWAYS #4 $3.99 Page 79
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
The next stop on the Runaways reunion train is to pick up Princess Powerful, A.K.A. the best Marvel character of all time, Molly Hayes! Gert and Co. find Molly living quite happily with her grandmother. Wait, that can’t be right, can it? OCT170961

SHE-HULK #160 $3.99 Page 52
Mariko Tamaki and Jahnoy Lindsay
“Jen Walters Must Die!” part 2. SHE-HULK has been kidnapped by the Leader! And what does the Leader want with She-Hulk? Well, I don’t think our fearless hero is going to like the answer to that question. OCT170922

SHE-HULK: LET THEM EAT CAKE Vol 2 TP $15.99 Page 108
Mariko Tamaki, Georges Duarte, and various
Jennifer Walters is only just getting used to her hulking new alter ego when an internet-famous cooking-show host transforms into a hideous monster — on camera! Now, Jen must come to terms with her own savage side in time to help. Can she find an antidote to the transformation before the drug that caused it hits the streets — and its horrific effects start to spread? Maybe with a little help from Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Faced with a wave of monsters, Jen can’t help but be pulled into the craziness as a force for good. Is She-Hulk back? Or is the Hulk a new breed of hero? And what will the answers mean for Jennifer Walters? Collecting Hulk (2016) #7-11. OCT171009

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27 Page 19
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
“The Forbdidden Pla-but!” part 1. What happens when we take Squirrel Girl back to her roots? Well, we shoot her into space, obviously. Nancy and Tippy find themselves on an alien world where all is not what it seems. Squirrel Girl needs to find a way to get to the other side of the universe to save ’em, stat. Intergalactic transport through the cosmic realm? This sounds like a job for the Sorcerer Supreme! I’m sure Doctor Strange will be happy to he – I’m sorry, what’s that? Doctor Strange is gone and now Loki is Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme? Oh. Well, I’m sure he’ll do his best. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Guess what, in this issue, everything possible goes wrong! Includes 3 bonus Marvel Primer pages! OCT170865 [Koi Boi is transgender.]

X-MEN BLUE #17 & 18 $3.99 Page 72
Cullen Bunn and R B Silva
“Cross Time Capers!” part 2. Lost in time, JEAN GREY and her team of X-MEN must survive long enough to fix what is wrong with the timestream which isn’t easy with the teens stranded in the not-too-far future. If only there were a similar group of mutant heroes to help them out. Oh, wait! There totally is! Guest starring X-Men 2099! OCT170948

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