LGBT Previews June 2018 Part 2

It’s been a day but at least it feels like spring finally. The world continues to slide into hell. Thank Kirby for comics! Here they are! Dazzler fans rejoice!

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

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! Notice something missing that should be on the list? Please send a message!

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DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #4 $3.99 Page 54
Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Wednesday takes Shadow to San Francisco to sway the goddess Easter to join their forces in the upcoming, devastating god war! The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series! APR180019

BTVS SEASON 12 #1 $3.99 Page 42
Joss Whedon, Christos N. Gage and Karl Story
It’s one year later, and the lives of Buffy and the Scoobies haven’t been too eventful for a while-at least as far as fighting demons and the forces of darkness are concerned. But that’s all about to change when Dawn and Xander’s housewarming party is interrupted by some familiar faces bringing news of familiar foes from the future. Can you say Harth and Fray? The return of Fray! The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons! APR180011

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS GN $12.99 Page 57
Jen Bartel and Tyler Bartel
Stella’s a bored teen who’s part of the first generation to grow up immersed in a world of virtual reality games, in which she discovers a secret magical girl fight club. Now that she’s gotten her wish of finding something exciting in her life, she also discovers a dark side to magical girls, and finds herself having to prove her worth in a series of tournaments where, if she loses, she can never come back. Jen is currently working on Marvel’s Storm with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Originally serialized on the digital platform Stela. APR180036

LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS PART 3 TP $10.99 Page 58
Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh
WHen Asami is kidnapped, Korra sets out for the Spirit Wilds to find her. Now teeming with dark spirits influences by the half spirit half human Tokuga, the landscape is more dangerous than ever before. The two women must trust in each other and work together if they are to make it out alive. Their fate is revealed in this stunning, action packed conclusion to the Legend of Korra: Turf Wars!

LIKELY STORIES HC $17.99 Page 46
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham
These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts. From Hugo, Eisner, Newbery, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning author Neil Gaiman and his longtime, Eisner award-winning collaborator Mark Buckingham (Fables) comes a graphic novel not to be missed! APR180018

MATA HARI #5 $3.99 Page 58
Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina
Final episode! As Margaretha’s trial defense falls apart, she contemplates how Mata Hari the dancer became Mata Hari the spy-prepared to undertake a great mission for France to free her to be with the ‘great love’ of her life, away from war, poverty and memories of her past. But, her fate is set: she must die, and all that’s left for her to decide is how she will face it and what legacy she will leave behind. APR180060

MYSTICONS GN VOL 1 $10.99 Page 56
Kate Leth and Megan Levens
Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper-unexpected heroes who together become epic warriors-are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil. Evil biker twins have been stealing and using magic to keep first place in a deadly drag racing circuit, causing mayhem on the streets of Drake City. It’s up to the Mysticons to work together to save their city! Tied to Mysticons, a cartoon series that launched on Nickelodeon in Fall 2017! A contemporary urban fantasy about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into the legendary Mysticons! APR180035

DC

BATGIRL #24 $3.99 Page 92
Shawn Aldridge and Scott Godlewski
After narrowly escaping the mazes of her own mind, Batgirl swings back into action to help Jacob Cesaro, an old classmate who has recently made some bad life decisions. Little does she know he’s now Two-Face’s latest recruit–and the key to his plans to take over the city! But Jacob’s not in it for the money and power promised by one of Gotham City’s greatest villains…he’s got something much more valuable in mind! APR180167

BATMAN PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING NIGHTWING VS HUSH #1 $3.99
Tim Seeley and Travis Moore
Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he’s the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne’s best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it’s going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans–and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too! [One shot] APR180174

BATMAN TMNT DELUXE EDITION HC $39.99 Page 133
Jame Tynion IV and Freddie Williams III
It’s the crossover you never saw coming! Join Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they try to save their cities from the baddest of the bad guys! The Caped Crusader joins forces with Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael and Master Splinter to take down the most vicious villains from two dimensions! This deluxe edition includes scripts, variant covers and more behind-the-scenes materials! Co-published with IDW. APR180264

BATWOMAN #16 $3.99 Page 98
Marguerite Bennett and Fernando Blanco
“The Fall Of The House Of Kane” part 4. Alice’s deadly plague of virus-ridden bats may have been torn from the sky, but she still roams free. Now Batman must do whatever it takes to stop her — even if that means going through her sister, Batwoman, to do it. Blood ties and betrayal wage war in a clash for control that’s been in the making since the day Kate Kane put on the cowl: Batman vs. Batwoman! APR180182

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #19 $2.99 Page 98
Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, and Marguerite Sauvage
In this final issue, the war — and the Bombshells — come to an end at last. With grief and with grace, the world is changed — forever. APR180184

DEATHSTROKE #32 $3.99 Page 103
Christopher Priest and Carlo Pagulayan
“Deathstroke vs. Batman” part 3! When a retired superhero gets caught in the crossfire between the World’s Greatest Detective and the DCU’s most deadly assassin, could an entire legacy be wiped out? Lines are crossed when Deathstroke and Batman’s feud takes its darkest turn yet — and there’s no going back! APR180190

DETECTIVE #982 & 983 $2.99 Page 104
Bryan Hill and Miguel Mendonca
“On The Outside” part one! Duke Thomas. Cassandra Cain. They and other young heroes don’t intend to stand down, no matter what Batman thinks is best. Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher…and Black Lightning fits the bill! APR180192

“On The Outside” part two! Batman wanted Black Lightning involved in the lives of his proteges — but how involved was the Dark Knight thinking? What kind of missions will Jefferson Pierce take them on? And what, exactly, is he whispering in their ears about Batman himself? APR180194

EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #6 $3.99 Page 124
Mark Russell and Mike Feehan
His life and career are in ashes, but Snagglepuss still has one card to play. Don’t miss the unforgettable conclusion to Exit Stage Left! Plus, in the explosive finale to “Sasquatch Detective,” Tonya’s disguise is blown while investigating a crime ring inside a day spa! APR180239

FLASH #46 & 47 $2.99 Page 115
Joshua Williamson and Scott Kolins
“Flashwar” part 2! Barry Allen and Wally West are brought to the future to stand trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, but a terrible truth is uncovered when they reach the court — and Wally West is confronted with something he never even realized he lost. [Captain Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple and make occasional appearances.] APR180196

“Flashwar” part 3! There’s only one thing that can put Wally West’s life back together. As he races back to the present, he has one goal: break the Speed Force! Can The Flash stop his former sidekick before it’s too late? APR180198

GREEN LANTERNS #48 & 49 $2.99 Page 107
Tim Seeley, Ronan Cliquet, and V Kenneth Marion
“Rebel Run” part 1! The Guardians can no longer stand idly by as Jessica Cruz’s ring gains more sentience. They’ve seen anomalies within the rings turn into universal nightmares, and now it’s up to their greatest Lantern, Hal Jordan, to relieve Jess of her ring! APR180202 [Previous writer Sam Humphries revealed one of the Green Lanterns in the book is lesbian.]

“Rebel Run” part 2! Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz hide from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps on the planet Hellhole. While the two butt heads over what to do next, they find an ancient threat that has been slumbering within the core of this crime-infested world. It has been feeding, and it is ready to wake and strike!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99, APR180204

HARLEY QUINN #43 & 44 $2.99 Page 109
Sam Humphries and Mirka Andolfo
When Harley Quinn finds herself hammer-deep in a paranoid spiral, the last thing she needs is for someone to blow up her favorite bodega! Worse, the only clue she finds seems to indicate Harley herself was the actual target of the attack! What’s a girl to do when she’s pushed all her friends away just as someone decides to kill her? APR180210

And in issue #44, she’s up crazy creek without a hoagie when Harley Quinn goes full Batman to hunt down whoever made her favorite bodega go boom. But while digging her way through a twisted trail of clues, Harley discovers trouble that could mean the end of New York City… only nobody believes her!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99, APR180212

HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH DELUXE COLLECTION HC BOOK 2 $34.99 Page 136
Amanda Conner, John Timms, and various
Comics’ most adorable antihero is about to face the fight of her life! First, she’s taking on the corrupt mayor of New York City, whose evil plan for the homeless population will take a bite out of the Big Apple in more ways than one. Then, Mr. and Mrs. Quinzel are in town to meet their li’l monster’s new crew. And since “alternative lifestyle” barely begins to describe the vida loca that Harley’s livin’, our bat-wielding bombshell’s more than a little mortified. Collects issues #14-27 and Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special. #1 APR180270

HELLBLAZER #23 $3.99 Page 110
Tim Seeley and Davide Fabbri
“The Good Old Days” part 5! John’s trying to listen to the angel on his shoulder, but Helena Bertinelli’s a bit bloodthirsty. And when she’s the better option, you have to ask yourself: What’s wrong with your life? APR180214

IMMORTAL MEN #3 $2.99 Page 111
James Tynion IV and Ryan Benjamin, and Richard Friend
“The End Of Forever” part 3! The Immortal Men have risked everything to save the otherwise unremarkable teenager Caden Park. But neither Caden nor the immortal heroes who saved him know the crucial role he’s predicted to play in the upcoming war between the Immortal Men. So when the hero Reload falls into the horrifying hands of the Bloodless, Caden Park must learn the Secret History of the DC Universe, and the truth behind his family heritage — and fast–before the Batman Who Laughs has all his pawns in play! APR180216

INJUSTICE 2 #27 & 28 $2.99 Page 112
Tom Taylor, Daniel Sampere, Bruno Redondo, and Juan Albarran
Condemned to a prison planet by the Guardians of Oa, Hal Jordan must come to grips with his role in Superman’s failed Regime. Haunted by visions of the past and berated by his guard, Soranik, the former Green Lantern takes out his anger on a new arrival. But then an attack on the prison might soon spell disaster for the Green Lantern Corps. APR180217

When the Red Lanterns attack the prison colony on the planet Harring, a powerless Hal Jordan finds himself on the side of an old enemy. The Green Lanterns’ dire situation forces Hal to make a desperate move. APR180218

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: SURGICAL STRIKE VOL 4 TP $14.99 Page 136
Steve Orlando, Hugo Petrus, and various
In these stories from Justice League of America #18-21 and annual #1, Batman leaves the team — and the JLA is at each other’s throats! As Vixen tries to affirm her role as team leader and fill the vacuum, the villain Prometheus arrives in Happy Harbor to prove to the world that the Justice League must be destroyed and lay waste to the heroes once and for all. And he’s brought a friend. APR180272

NIGHTWING #44 $2.99 Page 115
Benjamin Percy amd Christopher Mooneyham
Nightwing investigates a string of murders that at first seem disconnected… but when signs start to point to the digital underworld, the mean streets of Bludhaven begin to transform. So how does a hero like Dick Grayson — used to using his fists to solve problems — stop a villain he can’t get his hands on? Especially when Bludhaven isn’t the only thing compromised by a tech implant in this new “smart city” initiative so is Nightwing’s mind. APR180222

PLASTIC MAN #1 $3.99 Page 84
Gail Simone and Adriana Melo
Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though–he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea! APR180151

RAGMAN TP $16.99 Page 137
Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda
After a failed mission to raid a tomb in the Israeli desert, war veteran Rory Regan is plagued by the deaths of his partners. As Rory battles his guilt back in Gotham City, he discovers that what was in that tomb has followed him home, and it’s about to change his life. But as Rory begins his journey, an evil is invading Gotham City, and it wants what he’s discovered. This new vision of the classic hero is presented here in Ragman, collecting issues #1-6. APR180274

TITANS SPECIAL#1 $4.99 Page 85
Dan Abnett and Paul Pelletier
It’s the dawn of a new age of Titans! The events of Metal and No Justice have left the team in tatters, but a strange new threat has emerged to lead Nightwing to reassemble the Titans with a mix of old blood and new. A rash of metahuman power fluctuations are threatening people around the globe, and only the friends who grew up as superheroes can help those whose powers have grown out of control! It all starts here in this special issue kicking off a bold new direction! APR180154 [Natasha Irons, shown in a relationship with a woman in Superwoman, joins the team.]

UNEXPECTED #1 $2.99 Page 86
Steve Orlando, Ryan Sook, and Cary Nord
In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Metal, the DC Universe has been forever changed as new heroes are called out of the shadows. Amid this all is Janet Fals…Firebrand! Once a paramedic dedicated to saving lives, she must now start a fight once every 24 hours to feed the Conflict Engine that’s replaced her heart. But Janet’s heart isn’t just a curse–it’s a beacon, drawing out both the mysterious Neon the Unknown and the seductive, malevolent Bad Samaritan. One of them wants to cut out her heart, the other wants to save it–but neither of them knows the true danger hidden within that will kick off a superhero manhunt ranging from Thanagar to the deepest heart of the Dark Multiverse! APR180155

WILD STORM #14 $3.99 Page 123
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
John Lynch, ex-director of IO, is travelling to America to warn the subjects of his most secret program that the current heads of IO may know about them — what Lynch did to them in Project Thunderbook, how they changed and where they’re hiding. He may be a day too late to help Alexandra Fairchild, waiting in the middle of nowhere for people to come and kill her. APR180236

WONDER WOMAN #48 & 49 $2.99 Page 122
James Robinson and Jesus Merino
“The Dark Gods” part 3! Every hero on Earth has tested their mettle against the Dark Gods – except for Wonder Woman, who’s not on Earth! With Diana lost in space fighting off the Gods’ assault on the Star Sapphires, it’s down to Jason to protect her planet and her friends…but, uh, he hasn’t won a fight yet. APR180233

“The Dark Gods” part 4! Humanity worships new masters. Its heroes have fallen. And Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman stands alone! APR180235

WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH DELUXE COLLECTION HC BOOK 2 $34.99 Page 141
Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, and various
Wonder Woman discovers a dark truth when she learns her entire life had been transformed! Even as her life unravels, sinister forces threaten all she holds dear. No matter how great the trauma, she must continue to fight against the evil and lies that have destroyed her life. With the help of her allies — and her enemy the Cheetah — Diana will put the pieces of her broken mind back together and do battle against her fearsome new foes. Will she defy the will of the gods, save her Amazon sisters and solve the mystery of her own existence once and for all? Or is the cost of the truth too steep for even Wonder Woman to bear? Collects issues #15-25 and stories from Wonder Woman annual #1 and the DC Holiday Special 2017. APR180287

WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 3 $125.00 Page 141
William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter, and various
In these post-World War II stories, Wonder Woman protects Man’s World, using her bracelets and lasso of truth to stop injustice. These tales include Wonder Woman’s battle to keep innocents from being drawn into a land of nightmares and see her sending a gangster to Paradise Island to be reformed, attending a costume party to prevent a murder and much more! Collects Sensation Comics #49-67, Wonder Woman #16-24 and Comics Cavalcade #14-22. APR180285

VERTIGO

INVISIBLES TP BOOK 3 $24.99 Page 144
Grant Morrison, Phil Jimenez, and various
In this third Invisibles collection, the team launches an assault on an underground New Mexico lab to free the cure for the AIDS virus from the alleged inventors of the disease: the U.S. government. Collects The Invisibles vol 2 #1-13. APR180293

MOTHERLANDS #6 $3.99 Page 143
Si Spurrier and Rachael Stott
Heroes, villains, siblings. All these and more collide in the explosive conclusion of Vertigo’s acclaimed series, which finds Tabitha and her most-wanted-murderer-in-the-Multiverse brother Bubba learning the unbelievable truth about their mother, a secret that will turn this already mega-dysfunctional family upside down forever. APR180289

YOUNG ANIMAL

ETERNITY GIRL #4 $3.99 Page 128
Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew
The eternal lord of order known as the Crash takes us on a tour of alternate Eternity Girls throughout the endless possibilities of existence. Throughout them all, one thing remains constant: Madame Atom and Eternity Girl locked in a constant struggle of death and rebirth… until now. Now everything ends. Forever. APR180250

MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #4 $3.99 Page 129
Jody Houser and Ibrahim Moustafa
After six months of learning the ins and outs of her new status quo, Violet Paige decides it’s time to go public: Gotham City’s favorite bad-girl celebutante is back! But not everyone is pleased to learn of the socialite’s sudden resurfacing, least of all her estranged brother, who thought he had her on ice for good. Meanwhile, the Cult of the Bat begins to make moves, and it’s no laughing matter. APR180251

IDW/ TOPSHELF

LOOK BACK & LAUGH TP $19.99 Page 158
Liz Prince
Liz Prince invites you to spend a year walking in her (Converse) shoes! Look Back and Laugh collects the 365 comic strips she drew to document every day of her life in 2016. Follow Liz through such life-changing adventures as: buying a house, moving to a new state, getting married, crippling insomnia, and as always, lots of cats, cats, cats! Full of humor, pathos, and insight, these comics reveal the ups and downs that make up the glamorous micro-celebrity life of a freelance cartoonist. APR180322

ORPHAN BLACK CRAZY SCIENCE #1 $3.99 Page 163
Heli Kennedy and Fico Ossio
Traveling the world to cure 274 sick Leda clones, brilliant scientist/couple Cosima and Delphine fall deeper in love… and deeper into a mysterious agenda which threatens to tear apart their noble mission and their hearts! APR180338

PUNKS NOT DEAD #5 $3.99 Page 188
David Barnett and Martin Simmonds
Take a Technicolor trip into the mysterious past of the Department of Extra-Usual Affair’s own Dorothy Culpepper as she carves her unique path of contained chaos across London in the swinging ’60s! It’s part five of “Teenage Kicks.” You’ve been warned. [One of the male characters is gay and in a relationship.] APR180434

STAR WARS ADVENTURES #11 $3.99 Page 178
Java T, Jamal Peppers, and Elsa Charretier
‘Powered Down,’ Part 2. Han and Chewie are stuck on an alien planet with no way off while being pursued by droids bent on their destruction! Will everyone’s favorite smuggler duo find a way to safety before time runs out? APR180405

IMAGE

CRUDE #3 $3.99 Page 222
Steve Orlando and Garry Brown
As unrest rises across the city, Piotr Petrovich is caught between factions going to war over Blackstone. But choosing a side is exactly what got his son killed in the first place. APR180570

ETERNAL EMPIRE #10 $3.99 Page 227
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
Series conclusion. Tair, Rion, and the Empress decide the fate of Saia in their final battle. APR180585

EVOLUTION #7 $3.99 Page 207
James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Faced with the fact that humanity’s time–as we know it–is over, Abe crosses a line and becomes less human himself. Meanwhile, Hannah finds answers in a secret facility in Italy, and Claire is caught up in a conspiracy that could endanger her girlfriend. APR180495

FLAVOR #2 $3.99 Page 228
Joseph Keatinge and Wook Jin Clark
The second chapter of Image’s culinary-fantasy epic sees its head chef descending into the underworld for help when society fails her. Plus: Every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, Ali Bouzari! APR180586

INFIDEL #4 $3.99 Page 231
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, and Jose Villarrubia
The death toll rises as the power of the mysterious creatures haunting Aisha’s home increases. As they test everyone close to her, setting friend against friend, one resident discovers the entities’ possible origin… and link to an ancient evil. APR180597

MAGIC ORDER #1 $3.99 Page 196
Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel
We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians–sworn to protect our world for generations–must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness…unless the darkness gets them first. Mark Millar’s first Netflix comic book, drawn by the incredible Olivier Coipel. APR180455

MONSTRESS #18 $4.99 Page 234
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Will Maika be able to stop the tide of violence that threatens Pontus and the Known World? APR180606

MOONSTRUCK #8 $3.99 Page 235
Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle
Running out of ways to rescue their fairy-trapped friends, werewolf Julie and her friends pay a visit to a sorority of fairies in search of help and guidance. Will they successfully find help and/or guidance? Probably not, given their tumultuous history dealing with fairies, but they’ll have to form some kind of alliance in order to save the day — even if that means sacrificing more than they initially planned! APR180609

PAPER GIRLS #21 $3.99 Page 209
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chang
New story arc! Can anyone escape fate? That’s what Mac and her fellow newspaper delivery girls must discover as they break free from the year 2000 and travel to our distant future! APR180507

SAGA #53 $2.99 Page 240
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Uh oh.

SHANGHAI RED #1 $3.99 Page 202
Christopher Sebela and Josh Hixson
Red is one of hundreds shanghaied out of Portland in the late 1800s. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to a ship’s captain, she wakes up on a boat headed out to sea for years, unable to escape or even reveal who she truly is. Now she’s coming back in a boat covered in blood to find her family and track down the men responsible for stealing her life out from under her. Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela, Joshua Hixson, and Hassab Otsmane-Elhaou bring you a tale of revenge, family, and identity that stretches from the deck of a ship outside Shanghai all the way to the bleak streets and secret tunnels of Portland, Oregon. APR180478

STELLAR #1 $3.99 Page 204
Joseph Keatinge and Bret Blevins
Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She succeeded…at everything except finding peace. Reduced to a bounty hunter, she scours the worlds she’s broken, searching for redemption. But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, who just can’t leave the war behind them. Joseph Keatinge and legendary artist Bret Blevins will transport you to another dimension, filled with crashed spaceships, fast-talking aliens, and ageless wonders. APR180484

WALKING DEAD #180 $3.99 Page 244
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“New World Order” conclusion. Rick Grimes comes face to face with the Governor of the Commonwealth.

WICKED & DIVINE #37 $3.99 Page 244
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
“Mothering Invention,” Part four. None More Goth. APR180642 (Henderson cover)

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 $3.99 Pages 28
Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen
After ten years, Dan Slott’s final issue of The Amazing Spider-Man is here, and he isn’t pulling any punches. Joined by one of the best illustrators in the biz, Marcos Martin, Amazing Spider-Man #801 is one of the most emotional, heartfelt tales not only in Dan’s run, but in all of Mighty Marveldom itself, and is one Marvel fans around the world won’t want to miss. [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.] APR180766

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #20 $3.99 Page 44
Jody Houser and Scott Koblish
Weird Science starts now. Something Sinister the Spider family’s way comes. APR180764

ASTONISHING X-MEN #12 $3.99 Page 76
Charles Soule and Gerardo Sandoval
The final showdown for a man called X. It’s Xavier and Psylocke versus Proteus! In a battle for reality itself, which of these super-powered psychics will win? And when the dust settles, what’s next for the Astonishing X-men? APR180826

AVENGERS NO SURRENDER HC $50.00 Page 95
Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto, Paco Medina, and Joe Bennett
When the Earth is stolen, it triggers the end of an era for its Mightiest Heroes! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense against the forces threatening to tear their planet apart — including Thanos’ Black Order and the new Lethal Legion! So it’s time to assemble like never before! The teams you know and love from Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, US Avengers and Occupy Avengers come together to face a mysterious threat beyond any they’ve ever known in a truly epic adventure! Heroes will fall! Icons will return! And prepare to meet the newest original Avenger: Voyager! Who is she, where has she been — and why don’t you remember her? Collecting Avengers (2016) #675-690. APR180846

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #19 & 20 $3.99 Page 48
Peter David and Will Sliney
Sorceress Misty Beck has uncovered a demonic artifact of unbelievable power and made an entire casino disappear for access to it! This isn’t the cheap parlor trick of a two-bit magician, folks, Misty’s the real deal, and only the Scarlet Spider and the Slinger Dusk stand in her way! Will Misty’s nefarious scheme return her father Mysterio back to his old tricks, or will an even worse fate befall the father and daughter? APR180773

With Vegas restored, things are finally looking up for Ben Reilly but he’s not out of the woods yet. Weeks ago, Mistress Death appeared to Ben and made a promise. If he dies and is cloned even one more time, his soul will be permanently fractured, with no chance for redemption. This issue sets Ben on a path that may seal his fate for good. APR180774

BLACK PANTHER #2 $3.99 Page 59
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna
“Many Thousands Gone” part 2. T’Challa is a stranger in a strange land. With no memory of his past, there is only the suffering of the present – in the Vibranium mines of an unfamiliar empire. But all hope is not lost. A rebellion is growing–and they have a plan. But who will lead these lost citizens? Where is the Black Panther? APR180797

CABLE #158 $3.99 Page 66
Zac Thompson and German Peralta
A return to Cable’s X-Force days! Cable and the X-Force discover a horrifying secret inside Stryfe’s secret base. Will Cable’s past fears destroy his team? Guest-starring Cannonball, Domino, Feral, Boom-Boom, and Shatterstar! The original X-Force team returns! APR180819

CHAMPIONS #21 $3.99 Page 37
Jim Zub and Sean Izaake
The Champions vs. Alpha Flight? Ms. Marvel vs. Captain Marvel? ‘Nuff said! Saving the north just got a whole lot more complicated. Plus, Nova no more?! APR180753

DAZZLER: X SONG #1 $3.99 Page 54
Magdalene Visaggio and Laura Braga
Dazzler rocks on! The Brooklyn punk scene has never been cooler with Dazzler’s new band taking center stage. But while she’s trying to find herself and reconnect to the one thing she’s always loved, Dazzler stumbles upon a truly toxic part of the underground punk scene. When a new and violent gang threatens the young Inhuman fans that follow her from venue to venue, Dazzler may have to turn to her own past to provide some guidance–and butt kicking. Written by the Eisner-nominated Magdalene Visaggio, and drawn by the incredible Laura Braga, Dazzler: X Song is an energetic epic that you won’t want to miss. APR180789

DOCTOR APHRA #21 $3.99 Page 84
Keiron Gillen, Simon Spurrier and Emilio Laiso
“Broken, Inside” continues! Doctor Aphra may be in Imperial prison, but she’s certainly not alone. Rumors have it that these bars are haunted, but this rogue archaeologist knows there’s something much more valuable going on. Meanwhile, Aphra’s got information–information that the Rebellion wants. But how far are they willing to go–and who are they willing to recruit – in order to get it? APR180839

DOCTOR APHRA VOL 3 TP REMASTERED $17.99 Page 103
Kieron Gillen, Si Spurrier, and Emilio Laiso
Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra jumps to lightspeed and accelerates into the next chapter of her life! The not-so-good Doc is being blackmailed by evil droid mastermind Triple-Zero to run missions for his underground crime syndicate — but that doesn’t mean she can’t cause trouble and have fun along the way! Her latest assignment? Infiltrating a secret Rebellion training center run by General Hera Syndulla. Aphra is used to being in way over her head, but this time she’s not alone! Who else is caught up in her latest misadventure? Let’s hope they’re friendly — otherwise Aphra may have finally bitten off more than she can chew! Hunted by both Hera of the Rebellion and Tolvan of the Empire, Aphra’s got a lot on her mind — but she’s always got a few tricks up her electro-sleeve! Collecting issues #14-19. APR180857

DOMINO #3 $3.99 Page 73
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
Girls! Girls! Girls! Domino’s luck is running out, and not just figuratively: Her powers are fading away! What good is our favorite soldier of fortune without the good fortune? She’s got her back against the wall, but that doesn’t mean nobody’s got her back: Ooutlaw, Diamondback, and very special secret guest are in Dom’s corner! Plus: Domino’s mysterious archnemesis strikes! APR180821

EXILES #4 $3.99 Page 75
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez
Black bear Ben and the busted Tallus. When the broken Tallus sends them hurtling through time, the Exiles find themselves on the open seas! But this is no pirate’s paradise. If the Exiles don’t recover the Tallus and return to their mission, Earth – and the rest of reality – is lost! But they’ll need help. The legendary Blackbeard – A.K.A. Ben Grimm, formerly the Thing – just might be willing to lend a ship. But for a price. APR180824

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #2 $3.99 Page 29
Mariko Tamaki and Butch Guice
Zombies, zombies, and even more zombies! This is what Daken, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstroke are up against int eh small town of Maybelle. But who is responsible for the grotesque transformation of this peaceful town? And what happens when one of our intrepid villains gets bitten? APR180734

MARVEL RISING ALPHA #1 $4.99 Page 22
Devin Grayson and Marco Failla
This summer, Squirrel Girl meets Ms Marvel for the very first time! When Doreen Green (also known as the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) volunteers as head counselor for an extracurricular computer programming class, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crimefighting super hero Ms. Marvel! But this coding configuration is more than just ones and zeros when a mysterious new super villain shows her face! Will our heroes be able to save the day without blowing their secret identities? Join Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl (with some special guest appearances) as they learn what it truly takes to become the next generation of Marvel heroes! APR180720

MS MARVEL #31 $3.99 Page 55
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon with Saldadin Ahmed and Rainbow Rowell
Celebrating 50 issues of Kamala Khan! That’s right – we’ve published 50 issues of Ms Marvel, and we’re celebrating– slumber party style! Kamala is having a sleepover with her best friends Nakia, Zoe, and Mikebut when calamity strikes in Jersey City, how can Ms Marvel save the day without bailing on her friends? And speaking of friends, top creators Saldadin Ahmed and Rainbow Rowell and more are joining the party with series regulars G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon to bring you this historic tale! Plus: a special surprise that’ll rock Kamala’s world! Don’t miss this landmark issue! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.] APR180792

MS MARVEL VOL 9 TP $17.99 Page 114
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
Kamala Khan has vanished! But where has she gone, and why? Jersey City still needs heroes, and dozens have begun stepping up to the plate in the wake of Ms. Marvel’s disappearance. The city’s newest super hero, Red Dagger, and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on the brave fight in Kamala’s honor. Somehow, Ms. Marvel is nowhere…but also everywhere at once! Absent but not forgotten, Ms. Marvel has forged a heroic legacy to be proud of. But when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry that legacy — except Kamala herself? As her friends reach out for aid, Kamala’s former idol, Captain Marvel, answers the call! But what happens when Bruno returns from Wakanda — and what will that mean for the Red Dagger? Collecting Ms Marvel (2015) #25-30. APR180868

MULTIPLE MAN #1 $3.99 Page 18
Matthew Rosenberg and Andy MacDonald
Matthew Rosenberg and Andy MacDonald bring Multiple Man back from the dead. Sort of. Maybe?
A handful of people’s favorite X-Man – Jamie Madrox – was alive for a while. Then he was dead. Now he’s not. But he will be again if he doesn’t kill himself trying to make sure he doesn’t die. It makes sense when you read it. Trust us. In his fight to not die, Jamie has stumbled across a threat even greater than his own death, but fixing it might make it worse. Can he save the world from himself?On top of all that, the X-Men are mad at him now, and a mysterious new group of foes is after him, too. We can’t tell you who they are, but they’re pretty great. [Will Rosenberg use Jaime’s gay dupe in his story?] APR180713

NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #4 $3.99 Page 72
Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Gorham
Funeral for a New Mutant. Following the tragic events of last issue, the New Mutants come together to bury one of their own. Can the team put aside their differences long enough to avenge their fallen teammate, or will this loss tear them apart? Featuring guest appearances by all your favorite X-Men characters as they come to say goodbye… Or do they? APR180817

ROGUE & GAMBIT: RING OF FIRE TP $15.99 Page 80
Kelly Thompson and Pere Perez
Everybody’s favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that. When Kitty Pryde sends Rogue and Gambit on an undercover mission to find a group of kidnapped mutants, what they discover will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together? Caught in the grasp of Lavish, Rogue and Gambit must face a battle royale — against each other! When saving the day means letting go of everything you just fell in love with all over again, can they bring themselves to do what must be done? Prepare for: Making out! Memory loss! Power swapping! Witty banter! Emotional manipulation! Monologuing Big Bads! Doppelganger Golem Clones! And all of it in a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver! Collecting Rogue & Gambit #1-5.APR180862

RUNAWAYS #10 $3.99 Page 64
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
Will the Runaways take down a middle-schooler to save two of their own? Scratch that–do they even stand a chance against a near-immortal created by one of the MU’s most fabulous villains (making a guest appearance)? In the aftermath, a fan-favorite relationship will end forever! APR180803

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #33 Page 53
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Trapped in a deadly room from which the only escape is death, Squirrel Girl and Kraven must try to figure out a way to survive! But who is pulling the strings? Why does someone want them dead? And even if they can escape, what guarantee do they have that their troubles aren’t just beginning? None! They have no guarantees, which is too bad for them but great for you the reader! And it’s especially great for you, the reader who is presumably interested in stories of super hero conflict
and super powered flights! All that plus Brain Drain, Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk and more await you in an issue so astounding, so filled with adventure, that we could only call it “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Issue 33”! [Koi Boi is transgender.] APR180788

X-MEN BLUE #29 & 30 $3.99 Page 66
Cullen Bunn and Marcusto
The Search for Jimmy Hudon. With the Original Five X-Men lost in space, a new team of mutants has emerged to face the White Queen, Havok, Miss Sinister and Bastion!
But while the new X-Men are away, the Marauders will play, striking viciously at Magneto. Magneto is forced to make a terrible decision, leading him ever closer to the darkness he has tried to put behind him. APR180807

Daken and Jimmy Hudson square off in one of the most violent battles in X-Men history! Can the X-Men save Jimmy? Can they save Daken? Should they save either one? Finally! Jimmy has a codename…but is he a hero or a villain? APR180808

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