LGBT Previews January 2018 Part 1

Happy Thanksgiving! Or happy travel day if you’re visiting family, friends, or just getting away for a little breather! We hope you have good times, safe travels!

The big news this time out is the return of Katchoo and Francine in Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise XXV! Jennie Woods returns with Flutter volume 3 and Any Chu gets ready to show geekdom what she can do with Dejah Thoris! Oh and look for an anthology benefitting Planned Parenthood from Comicmix!

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!

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FLUTTER Vol 3 $14.99 Page 398
Jennie Wood
In the final volume of this award-winning, critically acclaimed sci-fi graphic novel series, teenage shapeshifter Lily gets trapped in the body of the President of the United States, who is also Lily’s long lost mother! Forced to see the world through her mother’s eyes, and through the eyes of someone with great responsibility, Lily finally embraces who she is and what she’s capable of doing in this explosive conclusion. NOV171898

FLUTTER Vol 1 $14.99 Page 398
Jennie Wood
Fifteen-year-old Lily grew up on the run with a father who’s wanted by the FBI for stealing classified research. On top of that, Lily is different. She never gets sick or hurt like other kids, and she’s starting to develop strange powers. To escape this life and pursue her dream girl, Lily shape-shifts into a boy, only to learn she’s the research the FBI is after and that pretending to be someone else might not be the best way to find true love. NOV171899

FLUTTER Vol 2 $14.99 Page 398
Jennie Wood
The award-winning, critically-acclaimed indie LGBTQ graphic novel series returns. An INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist, Flutter, Volume Two takes place six months after Volume One with Lily learning that even a fifteen year-old shape-shifter can’t run away from her problems. With her loved ones in danger, she returns to St. Charles to protect them, hide her real identity, and live as a boy. Being a boy allows Lily to live a ‘normal life,’ but knowing what she’s capable of, can she be content as a popular high school varsity quarterback? NOV171900

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #1 $3.99 Page 244
Terry Moore
America’s favorite couple is back! To celebrate its 25th-Anniversary, the Eisner Award-winning series is back with an all-new story beginning with this #1 issue! Francine and Katchoo are living the dream until they learn a former Parker Girl is in hiding and writing a tell-all book about the wicked empire Darcy Parker built with Katchoo at her side. Determined to stop her, Katchoo enlists the aid of her mercenary sister Tambi and the hunt is on! NOV171097

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2: LOVE AND REVENGE #4 $3.99 Page 247
Jeremy Whitley and Xenia Pamfil
The battle is over, bu tour crew is changed forever. Some of our crew is injured, some is shaked, some are gone. Now it’s time for the crew to gather what’s left and decide where to go from here. Follow Quinn and Zoe as they work to pull everybody back together and continue their quest, if they can. NOV171110

AFTERSHOCK

ALTERS #9 $3.99 Page 258
Paul Jenkins and Leila Leiz
Reeling from the fallout of Morph’s decision, Chalice must first tend to her duty as a hero: to help their newest member protect her two little boys. But this means an encounter with the vicious killer Patient Nein, and his sinister sidekick, the disfigured girl known only as Cottonmouth. NOV171153

ANIMOSITY #12 $3.99 Page 255
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre
The twisting timelines converge as Jesse races to stop a war and Sandor dives into the darkness for the family that he loves. NOV171148

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #4 $3.99 Page 255
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
A rising conspiracy worms through the City by the Sea, from the alleys of the rats to the penthouses of the new and powerful cyborg creatures… 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! NOV171149

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #27 $3.99 Page 276
Mark Waid and Audrey Mok
“The Heart of Riverdale” reaches its epic conclusion-and nothing’s as it was! Friendships and romances have changed, loyalties have been tested, and Archie is at a crossroads. NOV171245

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST #4 $6.99 Page 277
Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, and Pat Kennedy
Brand new lead story: “Red-Head Alert!” – Mr. Lodge is testing out a brand new, state-of-the-art burglar alarm. It can keep out any intruders… but it is a match for the menace that is Archie Andrews? NOV171261

ARCHIES #4 $3.99 Page 276
Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, and Joe Eisma
Still soaring from last issue’s sage advice from Chvrches, Archie is eager to take his friends to the next level musically on their first-ever tour. But an unexpected turn of events finds them in the swingin’ sixties-face to face with rock/pop icons The Monkees! NOV171248

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO DIGEST #260 $6.99 Page 277
Dan Parent and Bill Golliher
Brand new lead story: “Bag it, Harper!” – Veronica convinces her crafty cousin Harper to start selling her handmade bags, but Harper might not be ready to give up her sense of individuality for the sake of profit! NOV171260

BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #3 $3.99 Page 276
Jamie L Rotante and Eva Cabrera
The Vixens are taking matters into their own hands and doing whatever they can to protect their hometown. But are they a match for the dangerous Southside Serpents? NOV171243

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS Vol 2 $12.99Page 276
Cameron Deordio, Marguerite Bennett , and various
Jose & the Pussycats volume 2 sends the world’s biggest comic book band on action-packed adventures all around the world! Collects issues 6 – 9 of the Josie and the Pussycats series by writers Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics’ Bombshells) and Cameron DeOrdio and artist Audrey Mok (Archie). NOV171251

RIVERDALE #10 $3.99 Page 275
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. NOV171236

RIVERDALE DIGEST #6 $6.99 Page 275
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! NOV171238

BOOM

FENCE #3 $3.99 Page 303
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
As Nicholas works to become a better fencer, Seiji takes an unexpected interest in his journey. NOV171355

GIANT DAYS #34 $3.99 Page 304
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
Ed’s mysterious past is revealed! There may be alcohol involved. NOV171363

GIANT DAYS Vol 7 TP $14.99 Page 304
John Allison and Max Sarin
Fast friends Susan, Daisy, and Esther continue their second year at Sheffield University. Education and looking ahead to the future isn’t all that college holds in store for these ladies-grocery store protests, family reunions, and even an MMORPG wedding are all on this semester’s docket. Collects issues #25-28 of the Eisner Award-nominated series. NOV171356

LUMBERJANES #46 $3.99 Page 303
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
While on their Jackalope quest, the Roanokes meet Emmy, a roaming cowgirl, and her herd of critters and cryptids. NOV171353

LUMBERJANES BONUS TRACKS $14.99 Page 303
Faith Erin Hicks, and various
Presenting the Lumberjanes short stories collected for the first time in a paperback. Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley as they explore their all-girls camp. From ghost ponies to strange plants, these Lumberjanes are ready to take on anything that comes their way as long as they have each other. Collects the Lumberjanes Specials, including Beyond Bay Leaf, Making the Ghost of It, and Faire and Square. NOV171352

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #23 $3.99 Page 299
Kyle Higgins and Jonas Scharf
The Rangers discover just how far their new allies are willing to go against Rita, but is it too far? NOV171323

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #12 $3.99 Page 305
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
Steven and the Gems throw Connie a sleepover to help her de-stress before she takes a big test. NOV171369

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING: PUNCHING UP Vol 2 $14.99 Page 305
Melanie Gillman and Grace Kraft
Explore Beach City with Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems in this collected edition that includes stories about what Lion does while everyone else thinks he’s sleeping, Pearl and Amethyst entering the wrestling ring, and that strange corn maze Peridot and Lapis have created near the barn. Collects issues #5-8. NOV171371

THE WOODS Vol 9 $14.99 Page 301
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
It’s been three years since Bay Point Preparatory High School was mysteriously transported from suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin to an alien wilderness in the depths of space. Along the way, countless lives have been lost-teachers, students, friends, lovers…but a way home looms on the horizon, if they can survive it. Written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Michael Dialynas, The Woods: The Way Home collects the critically acclaimed final arc of the bestselling series. NOV171336

CHAPTERHOUSE

FANTOMAH SEASON 2 #1 $1.99 Page 317
Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee
The Chapterverse continues! A new season begins! For $1.99! Paz Gallegos is on the run. She’s alone, confused, and convinced that she’s endangering her loved ones because she can’t control Fantomah, her monstrous alter-ego. Paz has hit the road without a plan or a destination, but she can’t resist Fantomah’s need to defend or avenge the unprotected. While Fantomah forces Paz further down the road of deadly vengeance, Dr. Destine and his bodyguard Rugged pick up her trail but are they allies or enemies? The fan-favourite team of Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee return for the latest all-new adventures of the most chilling hero in the Chapterverse! NOV171474

FANTOMAH: UP FROM THE DEEP Vol 1 $9.99 Page 317
Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee, and Meaghan Carter
Don’t miss this collected edition of Fantomah! 24-year-old Paz Gallegos has been holding her family together for years, but when her two sisters go missing, Paz is thrown into a world of gangs, guns… and ghosts. Something spectral is lurking below the surface of Paz’s nightmares, and it’s not afraid to leave a trail of bodies in its wake. NOV171479

FREELANCE SEASON 2 #1 $1.99 Page 317
Andrew Wheeler and Juan Samu
A new season begins! The adventures of one of Canada’s classic Golden Age heroes continue in a new era! LanceValiant, John Cabot and Tasha Kolchak have been searching the globe for power leaks from the Lost places. They hope to keep that uncontrollable power out of the wrong hands. But why is the American H.A.L.O. organization trying to stop them? And have they met their match in H.A.L.O.’s newest super-powered agent? Pulse-pounding action, wit, intrigue, and globe-trotting romance return, from writer Andrew Wheeler and new series artist Juan Samu! NOV171472

FREELANCE: ANGEL OF THE ABYSS Vol 1 $9.99 Page 318
Jim Zub, Andrew Wheeler, Vaneda Vireak, and Cindy Leong
Don’t miss this collected edition of Freelance! One of Canada’s original heroes is reborn forthe Chapterhouse era. Lance Va-liant is a fearless explorer who delves into the hidden secrets of our world to protect us from threats beyond imagination — but the greatest secret of all may be Lance’s own mysterious past! NOV171480

COMICMIX

MINE: A CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY & FREEDONFOR ALL BENEFITING PLANNED PARENTHOOD TP/ HC $24.95/ $49.95 Page 319
Various
Planned Parenthood, and the millions of people they help each year, need every bit of help they can get. Mine! is a comics anthology with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. Join Eisner, Harvey, Oscar, and Emmy award winning creators for stories about trailblazing women, civil rights leaders, a person’s first time going to a PP clinic, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood. NOV171491 (TP)/ NOV171492 (HC)

D.E.

DEJAH THORIS #0 $0.25 Page 322
Amy Chu and Pasquale Qualano
The untold story of the Red Martian princess! After learning of the legendary Gardens of Mars from her grandfather, Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, sets off on a dangerous scientific expedition to save her dying planet. But things don’t go the way she planned when she encounters a mysterious Green Martian prisoner… A prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ beloved book A Princess of Mars. NOV171500

RED SONJA #13 $3.99 Page 337
Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez
Red Sonja and her time traveling companion Professor Wallace take a wrong turn on their way back to the Hyborian Age, and now they find themselves in… Hell. Can the She-Devil fight her way back out? Or is this where they finally belong? NOV171570

SHADOW/ BATMAN #4 $3.99 Page 338
Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano
The veins of the Silent Seven have bore their way into the very heart of modern society. Their every move can be hidden, and there is no move that can be made in secret from them. And that includes Batman and the Shadow. When one of the Seven invades Wayne Manor, a horrifying revelation casts Batman’s entire mission in doubt. The only one that can save him? The Shadow. But can the Master of Men liberate both Wayne Manor and the Dark Knight’s mind without losing his own? NOV171585

SHEENA #5 $3.99 Page 339
Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo
As monsters and mercenaries clash, Sheena must race to prevent a war that could annihilate all she holds dear! NOV171595

VAMPIRELLA #11 $3.99 Page 339
Jeremy Whitley and Andy Belanger
Betrayal hangs heavy in the air as Vampirella is at the mercy of her sometime friend, sometime foe Pantha, and Vicki makes a discovery that changes everything for the whole world. Things get incredibly real! NOV171602

LION FORGE

SUMMIT #2 $3.99 Page 367
Amy Chu and Jan Duursema
Dr. Valentina Resnick-Baker helped save the world from annihilation, and gained cosmic powers because of it. She tried to hold the power in check, and failed. Now, Val’s testing the limits of the plasma energy her body harnesses, but the clock starts ticking when Val finds out a young friend of hers is in danger, and the path to becoming the hero called Summit takes a sharp turn. NOV171754

NETCOMICS

DREAMS OF THE DAY GN $16.99 Page 374
Kyungha Yi
As if Howon’s life wasn’t complicated enough, he now realizes he might be gay. He’s having vivid erotic dreams, involving his current best friend, Jihyung, and his former one, Changwoo. Having feelings for both his friends Jihyung and Changwoo, his dilemma deepens when one of them makes a pass at him. NOV171776

ONI/ LIMERENCE PRESS

MADE MEN #5 $3.99 Page 380
Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susini
Who killed Jutte Frankenstein? The closer she and her team get to finding out the truth, the more they realize that this rabbit hole goes very, very deep. The bodies are piling up and while Jutte’s got an inside man–Detective Larkin–things are unravelling fast. On the plus side, the police have found the man who murdered the chief of police. But while that’s good news for Jutte, it’s bad news for Larkin, who’s starting to find out what it’s like to be the only straight-and-narrow cop in the whole force.
NOV171793

SUBLIME

HIS FAVORITE Vol 10 $12.99 Page 397
Suzuki Tanaka
Yoshida is short, scrawny and generally unattractive. To make matters worse, all the girls in his class hate him because Sato, the hottest guy in school, always uses hanging out with him as an excuse to turn them down. Is Yoshida just a convenient excuse or is there something more? Could this odd couple even make things work?! For older teen audiences. NOV171895

WORLD’S GREATEST FIRST LOVE Vol 9 $12.99 Page 397
Shungiku Nakamura
Manga editor Ritsu Onodera is still working as hard as ever under his relentless editor in chief-and first love-Masamune Takano. And although his skills as an editor continue to improve, his unrealistic goal of being Takano’s equal gets the better of him, causing Ritsu to collapse from overwork. Fed up, Takano declares that in order to prevent another such collapse, he will now have to manage Ritsu’s private life. Ritsu knows he should be mad, but Takano’s concern for his health touches him in ways he doesn’t care to admit.NOV171896

TITAN

SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK TP $12.99 Page 406
Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, and Jay
Adapting the episodes of the smash-hit TV series starring worldwide superstars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit).
Holmes and Watson tackle brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London in this stunning Manga, presented in its original right-to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialized! Meet Holmes and Watson for the first time… all over again! NOV171931

SHERLOCK: THE GREAT GAME #6 $4.99 Page 406
Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, and Jay
Manga adaptation of the hit TV show starring worldwide superstars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman! NOV171924

TORCHWOOD: THE CULLING Vol 3 $16.99 Page 406
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! NOV171926
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VALIANT

HARBINGER RENEGADE: MASSACRE Vol 2 $14.99 Page 431
Rafer Roberts, Darick Robertson, and Juan Jose Ryp
“Massacre” brings death to a major Valiant hero! Toyo Harada’s former protege – Alexander Solomon, a “psiot” with the ability to predict and analyze potential futures – has been waiting for this moment. With the Harbinger Renegades – Peter Stanchek, Faith, Kris Hathaway, and Torque – now reunited as a result of his covert manipulations, his ultimate gambit can now begin. But he’s not the only one who has been watching. Major Charlie Palmer has just re-assigned a new division of the militarized psiot hunters codenamed H.A.R.D. Corps to active duty…and they’re about to bring a torrent of blood and calamity roaring into the streets of a major American metropolis for an all-out Firefight. The Harbinger Renegades. Livewire. Alexander Solomon. Generation Zero. Toyo Harada. Secret Weapons. Imperium. None of them are safe…and, when the smoke clears, a pivotal Valiant hero will become the first sacrifice of the massive Harbinger War that is to come. Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts and superstar artist Darick Robertson begin The Road To Harbinger Wars 2 – right here with a bang that will reverberate throughout the entire Valiant Universe…and claim the life of a major hero! Collecting issues #5-#8. NOV172040
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