LGBT Previews For October 2017 Part 1

The past week has been full of truly terrible incidents that one on top of the other begs the imagination. Here’s your chance to find out about some outstanding books and comics coming in October that despite the unfortunate timing of unrelated events you may want to know about. Molly Ostertag’s Witch Boy from Graphix is this month’s feature image. James Tynion IV’s The Woods has its finale just as his new Eugenics mini starts. Oh, if you missed the Wonder Woman ’77 & Bionic Woman team up you’ll be happy to know the trade will be here in October. Of course there are other comics and books you might find intriguing, but you’re going to have check out the rest of the list!

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. https://www.gayleague.com/contact/

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!

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

MOTORGIRL #9 $3.99 Page 244
Terry Moore
Bik surrenders to Walden and is in danger of disappearing forever into the bowels of Area 51 unless Libby can send an SOS to his ET friends around the globe… and Bik’s psychic connection to Sam may prove to be the answer! Don’t miss this penultimate issue of Terry Moore’s critically acclaimed Motor Girl!

MOTOR GIRL: REAL LIFE Vol 1 TP
Terry Moore
When a UFO crashes into her desert junkyard, Samantha and her imaginary gorilla friend, Mike, repair the ship and win the heart of the little green pilot named Bik. Now an industrial tycoon wants to seize the property so he can install his new anti-UFO weapon but Samantha is determined to stop him. What happens next is out of this world in Terry Moore’s new series, Motor Girl! Collects issues #1-5. (OFFERED AGAIN)

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2: LOVE AND REVENGE #1 $3.99 Page 248
Jeremy Whitley and Xenia Pamfil
High adventures on the high seas are back! With her crew restored from their run-in with her treacherous brothers, Raven is ready to reclaim what was stolen from her. But first, Dance Party! Raven promised she would confess her love for Ximena, but Sunshine has other plans. Who will end the night dancing with whom?

AFTERSHOCK

ALTERS #7 $3.99 Page 259
Paul Jenkins and Leila Leiz
The story of No-Damn-Name, a loving mother. Chapter 2: Reflections. Sensing that time is running out on the safety of the world’s newest Alter, Chalice expands her search. But as she closes in, new complications arise: Chalice finds herself juggling impossible responsibilities to her family, her Alters family, and an impoverished, now-homeless family she barely even knows. As past guilts intensify, she must stand fast against the pressure of her new responsibilities, or be consumed.

ANIMOSITY #10 $3.99 Page 259
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre
In the first issue of a new arc, Sandor, Jesse, and the survivors, hear rumors of a mysterious Walled City where safety may be waiting…

ANIMOSITY Vol 2 $14.99 Page 261
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre
As Jesse, an 11 year old gir, and Sandar, her faithful and protective bloodhound, continue their cross country journey, their faithin life, death, and each other is tested at last.

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #1 $3.99 Page 254
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
A new, additional ongoing Animosity series! One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise…and they’re making an animal kingdom all their own. 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!

ALTERNATIVE COMICS

DIARY OF MENORAH HORWITZ $14.95 Page 265
Menorah Horwitz
From the creator of Miss U.S. of Heya comes a true story about gender, Judaism, and gel nail polish. An autobiographical comedy about finding your authentic self in the artificial world of drag. A first person account of gender transitioning. An exploration of traditional Jewish identity intersecting with new gender norms. A Floating World production. (OFFERED AGAIN)

AMULET BOOKS

LUMBERJANES: UNICORN POWER BOOK 1 HC $14.99 Page 272
Mariko Tamaki and Brooke A Allen
Based on the bestselling, cult-favorite graphic novels, this series of middle-grade novels follows the five campers on totally new, action-packed adventures! Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin — Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley — love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen… and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they’ve ever seen, things don’t go quite as planned. For one, they didn’t expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns.

ARCHIE

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #1 $6.99 Page 281
Dan Parent and Pat Kennedy
Brand New Digest Series! In “Sick Day,” everyone’s caught the flu that’s been going around, except for Jughead. He decides to help out the Andrews family — but his unconventional methods don’t go over too well!

ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL DIGEST #283 $5.99 Page 281
Dan Parent and Bill Galvan
New Christmas Lead Story! In “One Person’s Trash…” Archie and Jughead notice some high-quality trash in the Lodge’s neighborhood, so they scout the area for items they can recycle as Christmas gifts! However, their thrifty idea doesn’t win everybody over!

ARCHIES #1 $3.99 Page 280
Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg
What’s next for the teenage rockers The Archies? When someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can the group keep it together? It’s friendship vs. fame in this must-read #1 issue to the new, ongoing The Archies series!

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #257 $5.99 Page 281
Dan Parent and Bill Galvan
Brand New Halloween Story! In “A Bewitching Tale,” Betty and Veronica are in the elementary school’s Halloween play, and Veronica’s got a few tricks up her sleeve to get the part she wants!

JUGHEAD TP VOL 3 $17.99 Page 280
Ryan North and various
It’s magic, music, mayhem and zombies — oh yeah, and hamburgers, plenty of hamburgers! — in this third volume of the Eisner-nominated Jughead series, collecting issues #12-17.

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 $3.99 Page 278
Frank Tieri, Pat Kennedy, and Tim Kennedy
Brand New Series! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead.

RIVERDALE #7 $3.99 Page 280
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and various
Dilton Doiley has always been a little… borderline, but when his science teacher tells the class about an astronomical event they’ll be observing, Dilton’s worst fears are confirmed, the end of the world is nigh! As he takes drastic steps to prepare, Jughead is caught in a dilemma; should he humor Dilton or try to stop him? And what if Dilton’s right?

SABRINA #9 $3.99 Page 280
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?

BIG PLANET/ RETROFIT COMICS

STEAM CLEAN GN $10.00 Page 292
Laura Kenins
On a dark autumn night in northern Europe, a group of friends and strangers gather at a sauna for a women’s-only sauna night. Kaisa has been trying out dating apps after a breakup. Miika is conflicted about attending a women’s event as a nonbinary person. Maija’s work tensions bring up recollections of other events from the past. Laima feels torn between her role as goddess of women and her sexual orientation. As the sauna heats up, stories come out in the steam.

BLACK MASK

KIM & KIM: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #4 $3.99 Page 294
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrrera
Breakups aren’t usually quite this violent. The fighting Kims square off against Kim D’s ex-girlfriend in the final act of a messay affair that will only end with someone lying bloody on the ground. Dramatic? You bet!

BOOM

COGNETIC TP $14.99 Page 301
James TynionIV and Eryk Donovan
Cognetic is the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hive mind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s also the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. Collects the complete limited series by writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and artist Eryk Donovan (Memetic), plus character profiles, essays, sketches, and cover gallery. (OFFERED AGAIN)

EUGENIC #1 $5.99 Page 300
James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan
From the GLAAD award-nominated team James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan comes a new vision of humanity’s future in the vein of Black Mirror. When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

GO GO POWER RANGERS #4 $3.99 Page 30
Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora
The Rangers go head-to-head with Rita’s monster, Flog, and finally start to settle into their roles as Earth’s protectors. But all the while, Rita is plotting a new attack that the Rangers will never see coming…because it involves Kim’s boyfriend, Matthew.

HI-FI FIGHT CLUB #3 $3.99 Page 311
Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueya
Now that Chris knows about Vinyl Mayhem’s dark, amazing secret, it’s time to get her in fighting shape to save Roary from certain musical doom!

LUMBERJANES #43 $3.99 Page 312
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
Time is completely out of whack! Ripley and Jen have swapped ages, Rosie is… changing, and their only hope lies in the surprising return of an old friend

— See the Lumberjanes book listed under Amulet Books above!

LUMBERJANES TP Vol 7 $14.99 Page 312
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
The High Council is coming to camp and counselor Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens from the boys’ camp are manifesting magical powers. It’s every Lumberjane on deck as the girls do their best to prep the grounds for inspection! This New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award-winning series is a story of friendship, hardcore lady-types, and kicking a lot of butt. Don’t miss out on the continued adventures of the Lumberjanes written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh (Super Cakes) with stories illustrated by Carey Pietsch (Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift) and newcomer Ayme Sotuyo. Collects issues #25-28.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #20 $3.99 Page 308
Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya
An eye-opening new piece of Power Rangers history is revealed! Well before Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, and Trini became Power Rangers, Zordon was forced to recruit Rangers to battle a foe who’s downright… psycho.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: YEAR ONE DELUXE HC $75.00 Page 309
Kyle Higgins and various
Based on the worldwide phenomenon TV series from the 1990s, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Year One Deluxe Edition contains the first year (issues #0-12) of BOOM! Studios’ hit comic book series into a gorgeous, oversized, hardcover package, perfect for collectors. This 500-page hardcover also contains a foreword by original Green Ranger Jason David Frank, a brand-new story by series writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniel Bayliss, the complete “The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk & Skull” story, cover gallery, and never-before-seen character designs.

SLAM – NEXT JAM #2 $3.99 Page 311
Pamela Ribon and Marina Julia
Knockout takes up coaching and is quickly the least popular woman with a whistle, while a recent transfer to the league messes with the status quo.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #9 $3.99 Page 313
Melanie Gilman and Katy Farina
Steven and the Gems go on a fishing trip and encounter a giant eel!

THE WOODS #36 $3.99 Page 306
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
Series finale! The students of Bay Point Preparatory High School spend their final days in the forests of the alien moon.

CHAPTERHOUSE

DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST HC $24.99 Page 322
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
Kitty Ravencraft, the beautiful, magical witch and star of her own comic book, returns! Kitty is on top of the world again! Her new comic book series is a huge success and she’s the talk of the comic shops! Naturally, Kitty’s publisher wants to capitalize on her newfound popularity with a big budget blockbuster Kitty movie! To make this happen, Kitty goes to Hollywood, but once again she finds herself in danger! Someone is out to kill Kitty and this time, even you won’t know who! Plus, new menaces like the unstoppable Hexecutioner and new allies like the cult-favorite family of freaks, the Carneys! Includes the 8 page Kitty story from the 2017 Captain Canuck Free Comic Book Day issue, an exclusive story by Gisele Lagace as well as pin-ups by J. Bone, Mike Rooth, Gisele Lagace, and more!

FANTOMAH: UP FROM THE DEEP Vol 1 TP $9.99 Page 322
Ray Fawkes, Soo Lee, and Meaghan Carter
24-year old Paz Gallegos has been holding her family together for years. But when her two sisters go missing and her life begins to unravel, Paz finds herself thrown into a world of gangs, guns, and ghosts. Because something spectral islurking just below the surface of Paz’s nightmares. Something not afraid to leave a trail of bodies in its wake. Fantomah’s story begins here, in a pulse-pounding first issue brought to you by Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee.

CLASSIC COMICS PRESS

KELLY GREEN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC $59.95 Page 323
Leonard Starr and Stan Drake
A cop is shot. His widow takes on a most dangerous occupation, as a go-between between the straight and criminal world. Aided by three former convicts; she acts as an agent, brokering payoffs by insurance companies trying to recover stolen property, aiding individuals being blackmailed or paying ransom. Put all these things together and you have Kelly Green. This special edition reprints all five graphic novels in one volume — The Go-Between; One, Two Three, Die…, The Million Dollar Hit, The Blood Tapes, and, for the first time in English, The Comic Con Heist! [This graphic novel included a gay character that while was stereotypical was ahead of the times.] (OFFERED AGAIN)

D.E.

AGENT 47 BIRTH OF HITMAN #1 $3.99 Page 331
Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Lau
47 and his handler, Diana Burnwood, are a team responsible for some of the most ruthless, efficient and untraceable assassinations across the globe. But before they were operatives of the shadowy International Contracts Association, 47 and Burnwood were on their own separate paths in life – streets lined with blood, bullets and revenge. As 14-year-old Diana begins a mission to track down the people who killed her parents, the one responsible, 47, is struggling to free himself and his brother, 6, from the mysterious Institute which has bred them as killers since they were kids. With a story that stretches from the heartland of America to the Berlin Wall, Lone Wolves will trace the birth of the legendary Hitman and the secret past of the woman behind him who pulls the string and knows just how hard taking a life truly is.

RED SONJA #10 $3.99 Page 342
Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez
What happens in Vegas definitely doesn’t stay there when the She-Devil and her friends roll into town for a showdown with the Las Aranhas gang. Sin City is no match for Sonja’s blade and her wrath. We’re definitely not in Hyrkania, anymore. Or are we…?

SHADOW/ BATMAN #1 $3.99 Page 326
Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano
The World’s Greatest Mystery. The World’s Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World’s Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world’s most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process? Writer Steve Orlando and artist by Giovanni Timpano unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains.

SHEENA #2 $3.99 Page 343
Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo
With 24 hours to find a missing man and save her village from extermination, Sheena must trespass deeper into the forest than she has ever gone before!

WONDER WOMAN 77 BIONIC WOMAN TP $19.9 Page 348
Andy Mangels and Judit Tondora
Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman, the most beloved female icons of 1970s television, come together for globe-trotting action against their worst enemies! Diana Prince and Jaime Sommers team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? And what three familiar villains threaten the unbeatable combination of bracelets and bionics? Bestselling author Andy Mangels (Star Trek, Star Wars) and artist Judit Tondora (Grimm Fairy Tales) join forces for a celebration of the original Girl Power!

VAMPIRELLA #8 $3.99 Page 346
Jeremy Whitley and Andy Belanger
The perfect jumping on point for anyone who has been curious to try Vampirella! Join brand new creative team Jeremy Whitley and Andy Belanger as Vampi and Vicki emerge into a ruined wasteland that hates Vampirella for the unintended consequences of saving them. This Vampirella story has everything: a new adventure, new romance, and the return of a very old evil.

DIGITAL MANGA

LUDWIG II GN Vol 2 $12.99 Page 351
You Higuri
The kingdom of Bavaria was absorbed into the German Empire during the latter half of the 19th century. The stunningly handsome king of Bavaria– who never married and who would have operas and plays privately staged for him–wandered between fantasy and reality, alone in his extravagant crystal palace, Neuschwanstein. “I want to remain an eternal mystery to myself and others,” Ludwig II once said, and now we reach the final act of his drama. Final volume. (OFFERED AGAIN)

WAGAMAMA KITCHEN GN Vol 1 $12.95 Page 351
Kaori Monchi
Handsome Kumaki hides a burning secret. This serious salary man appears to be quite the lady-killer, but in fact, he constantly finds himself head-over-heels in love with guys – straight guys! Kumaki’s crush of the moment is on Naoto, a temperamental artist he met on his rounds as an office repairman. Will this be yet another disappointment in a never-ending series of heartbreaks? Or can Kumaki convince the doubting Naoto that true love lies within his embrace? (OFFERED AGAIN)

FIRST SECOND

THIS ONE SUMMER $17.99/ $21.99 TP/ HC Page 364
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rose’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens, just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy, is caught up in something bad. It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

GRAPHIX

WITCH BOY GN Vol 1 TP/HC $12.99/ $24.99 Page 370
Molly Knox Ostertag
In thirteen-year-old Aster’s family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn’t shifted… and he’s still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help — as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family and be truly himself. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.

GROUNDWOOD BOOKS

SKIM GN $12.95 Page 370
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
“Skim” is a would-be Wiccan goth who attends a private girls’ school in Toronto. When her classmate Katie is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself because he was (maybe) gay, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It’s a weird time for Skim to fall in love when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. When Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation, as her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into “real” life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school’s semi formal. The whole gamut of teen life is explored in this softcover edition of the 2009 Eisner-nominated, Ignatz-winning literary graphic novel. (OFFERED AGAIN)

IRON CIRCUS

AS THE CROW FLIES GN $30.00 Page 380
Melanie Gillman
Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, on her own, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she’s spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. As the journey wears on and the rhetoric wears thin, she can’t help but poke holes in the pious obliviousness of this storied sanctuary with little regard for people like herself — or her fellow camper, Sydney. As the Crow Flies has been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize , four Autostraddle Comics & Sequential Art Awards, and an Eisner.

LETTERS FOR LUCARDO GN Vol 1 $15.00 Page 380
Noora Heikkila
Ed Fiedler is a common man. 61 years old and employed as a scribe in a royal palace, his most regular client is Lucardo von Gishaupt, a forever-young aristocrat… and member of the mysterious and revered Night Court. When the eternally 33-year-old Lucardo and the aging Ed develop feelings for one another, both are forced to contend with the culture shock of a mortal man’s presence among the deathless, the dangerous disapproval of the sitting Lord of the Night Court, and Ed’s own ever-present mortality, threatening to bring an end to their romance in the blink of an everlasting eye.

ONI/ LIMERENCE PRESS

HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #4 $3.99 Page 405
Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV
All’s fair in love and war, especially as far as Callie is concerned. Tired of playing nice and doing the right thing, she’s giving in to Mercer’s way of doing business and it puts her former gang directly in her Canadian crime wave’s crosshairs. Before the intervention is over, Callie will have to choose between her friends, her lover or herself.

MADE MEN #2 $3.99 Page 403
Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susini
Detroit police officer Jutte Shelley (aka Jutte Frankenstein) has brought her ambushed squad back from the dead, but they’re… different, now. After all, Jutte didn’t have a lot of material left to work with, and a human being has THE strangest puzzle pieces. Still, the team–Ex, Gemini, Leo, and Hadry– is back together again, and it’s time to figure out exactly WHO issued the order to have them murdered, and also… maybe get laid? Because for some of them, it’s been a while.

WET MOON: WHERE ALL STARS FAIL TO BURN GN Vol 5 NEW EDITION
Sophie Campbell
Cleo Lovedrop has been going out with Myrtle, the girl who left her roses, who wrote her a song, and who took care of her black eye. But lately, Cleo’s been seeing a different side of Myrtle: jealous, aggressive, manipulative… and scary. And with everything else going on–Cleo’s roommate being attacked, Audrey breaking up with Beth, Trilby being distant–Cleo just isn’t sure she can deal with it anymore… [Previews also says this new edition contains never before seen content.] (OFFERED AGAIN)

PAPERCUTZ

DRACULA MARRIES FRANKENSTEIN GN $12.99 Page 414
Susan Schade and Jon Buller
Suburban Megatown doesn’t seem like the ideal location for a bunch of kids to make a horror movie. But Anne and her friends luck into a deal with Augusta Herringbone and begin filming Dracula Marries Frankenstein! at Augusta’s creepy castle-like home. Unfortunately Augusta flips her homophobic lid and then a fire destroys the whole film set. Out of the ashes come forgiveness and understanding, a finished film, an underwater dream fulfilled, and a location for the kids’ next movie.

RIZZOLI

CHIP KIDD BOOK TWO 2007-2017 HC $60.00 Page 486
Chip Kidd
Universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design, Chip Kidd is the most prolific cover designer in American design. Chip Kidd: Book Two collects all of his book covers and designs from 2007 to 2017. We see not just hundreds of his recent projects, but the working processes behind them — thoughts, sketches, revisions, and outright failures in addition to more than a few triumphs. Kidd leads the reader through each step of the design journey along the way. With a passion for unconventional and forward-thinking designs, this volume is sure to bring fresh inspirations to design aficionados, book lovers, pop-culture fanatics, comics fans, and design students.

SUBLIME

FINDER DELUXE ED GN VOL 3 ON ONE WING $14.99 Page 427
Ayano Yamane
Freelance photographer Akihito Takaba has something Fei Long wants, and the crime boss will stop at nothing to get it, including kidnapping the young photographer’s friends! Akihito turns to the only person he can think of for help, Fei Long’s former lover and current rival Asami Ryuichi. But when Asami’s old flame meets his new replacement, sparks fly!

JACKASS GN $12.99 Page 427
Scarlet Beriko
Practical Keisuke’s incredibly handsome best friend Masayuki has always rubbed him just a little bit the wrong way. Maybe it’s because Masayuki is rich, carefree, and so stunningly handsome that he can, and does, have any girl he wants? But one day, when Keisuke accidentally wears his older sister’s panty hose to gym class, it’s suddenly his hot friend who’s doing the rubbing…on Keisuke’s panty hose-clad legs! Has he unwittingly unleashed a secret fetish that will change their relationship forever?

WORLD’S GREATEST FIRST LOVE GN Vol 8 $12.99 Page 427
Shungiku Nakamura
Manga editor Ritsu Onodera continues toiling away for his demanding boss Masamune Takano, who happens to be his first love. The rookie editor has just finished his very first autograph session when Takano tells him he’s going to throw him a birthday party-and then promptly drags him all the way to Kyoto! Along the way, they cross paths with Arata Haitani, Takano’s old coworker who’s now the editor in chief for their rival Shonen Earth. Ritsu sees this as an opportunity to learn more about Takano’s past, but Takano demands that Ritsu steer clear of the other man!

TITAN

SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #3 $4.99 Page 435
Stephen Thompson, Jay, and various
Manga adaptation of the hit TV show.

TORCHWOOD: THE CULLING #2 $3.99 Page 435
John Barrowman, Carol Barrowman, and Neil Edwards
When we last saw Captain Jack, Gwen, and the rest of the new Torchwood team, they had just defeated an alien invasion in the Arctic…But missed a mysterious pod, buried under the ice, that held a seemingly familiar face. Now Captain Jack must battle his worst nightmare…Or greatest daydream!

UNCIVILIZED BOOKS

FUTCHI PERF GN $15.99 Page 453
Kevin Czap
What if the future began in a small, queer, punk music show in the basement of a Cleveland, Ohio, house? Romantic friendships, uberchic culture, magical solutions, kid think-tanks, and more make up Kevin Czap’s vision of not-so-distant America. Futchi Perf might not depict a perfect future, but its slice-of-life vignettes, drawn in a glorious, kaleidoscopic two-color palette, visualize a utopian dream that seems almost real, but perpetually out of reach.

VALIANT

HARBINGER RENEGADES #8 $3.99 Page 462
Rafer Roberts and Juan Darrick Robertson
As “Massacre” continues to tear the Harbinger Renegades apart, the battle lines reveal themselves… On one side, the fugitive psiot named Alexander Solomon and the concussive killers of the H.A.R.D. Corps…and on the other, the Harbinger Renegades and a growing army of newly activated recruits – untrained, unpredictable and potentially unstable. As their paths converge toward an inescapable confrontation, Peter Stanchek will be forced to make an impossible decision that will change the destiny of everyone in the Valiant Universe…and lay the fault lines for Harbinger Wars 2! “Massacre” seeks its final victim as Harvey Award nominated writer Rafer Roberts and superstar artist Darick Robertson prepare for the biggest, bloodiest confrontation in Valiant history! [Kris and her girlfriend are queer and or non binary.]

August 18, 2017
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