LGBT Previews May 2018 Part 2

Snow, rain, gray days, Stormy Daniels, more scandals, John Bolton will probably get us into a war, RWNJs slandering teenagers who just want their schools to be a safe place without turning them into militaristic bunkers, young black men still being shot and killed by police even in their back yards…thank Kirby for the refuge and inspiration of comics! Below are the comics, trades, and graphic novels found in the latest Diamond Previews. Phil Jimenez’s beloved, out of print Tempest mini series gets a collection along with other related stories! If I had $100 to spare I’d pick up that Marvel Masterworks Killraven volume for the early P Craig Russell art instead of adding it to a wish list. Most importantly is Image’s Where We Live Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology bringing together more than 30 creators. All profits from sales to be donated to a GoFundMe campaign benefiting victims and their families.

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 #3 $3.99 Page 54
Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
As the stakes in the god war rise, Wednesday takes Shadow to Las Vegas to convince another old god to join their forces against the wicked new gods of America. 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! MAR180034

BTVS SEASON 10 LIBRARY HC Vol 1 $29.99
Joss Whedon, Rebekah Isaacs, and various
Joss Whedon’s Buffy and the Scoobies are shocked to discover another new kind of vampire: harder to kill, able to transform, and walk in the light of day-like Dracula. If that weren’t enough, the rules of magic are literally being rewritten in the Vampyr book, making it a highly coveted item. As the crew feels the responsibility of protecting the book and writing the new rules, they are tempted by what new rules can do for them just like the Big Bads who have come knocking on Buffy’s door! Collects the first and second volumes of Buffy Season 10 in a deluxe format with sketchbook extras! MAR180094

BTVS SEASON 11 GILES #4 $3.99 Page 72 Page 72
Christos N. Gage and Erika Alexander
Teen-aged Rupert Giles made his return to high school and in the process uncovered a demon underneath the school, and a very-attractive-yet-mysterious girl, Roux. As he prepares for the final showdown with the demon, Giles is troubled by revelations about Roux, and her extracurricular activities that aren’t the most savory. MAR180095

EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY’S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #6 $3.99 Page 64
Adam Warren and Carla Speed McNeil
Empowered and Sistah Spooky’s hellish high-school ordeal climaxes with a brutal hallway battle pitting the nearly powerless pair against Spooky’s final surviving classmates, who have ascended to blonde godhood after inheriting all the hellscape’s infernal magic. Can our hellbound heroines finally “graduate”-or will they be lethally expelled? MAR180066

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS HC Vol 1 $14.99
Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore
When the caped heroes of the world’s safest city inexplicably turn into homicidal maniacs, no one is safe. The only rational thing to do is to get the hell out of town. If only it were that easy. A small group of terrified survivors make a desperate run for the city limits, chased by unspeakable evil! The Kickstarter phenomenon is finally available through Dark Horse Comics! The team behind the critically acclaimed comic Secret Six, Jim Calafiore and Gail Simone, reteam in this relentless book. [OFFERED AGAIN] MAR180200


MATA HARI #4 $3.99 Page 58
Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina
From Lady MacLeod to Lady Godiva. Mata Hari looks back at the death and despair that ravaged her life as a wife and young mother in the Dutch East Indies. After a few short years she leaves it all behind, changes her name, and heads to Paris, joining the Cirque. Mata Hari is born, and the world hasn’t seen anything like her before. MAR180044

DC

AQUAMAN: TEMPEST TP $16.99 Page 133
Phil Jimenez, John Ostrander, Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, John Stokes, Erik Larsen, Art Thibert, and Scott Kolins
It’s the best of the hero sometimes known as Aqualad in these stories from Tempest #1-4, Teen Titans Spotlight #10 and 18 and Showcase ’96 #1! While Tempest trains to reclaim his birthright, an ancient evil captures the very gods of the sea! And when that same evil turns its eye on Garth’s ally Atlan, the young hero gets some unexpected help from Tula, whom he believed was dead! Also features Garth’s true origin and why he was abandoned as a child. MAR180333

BATGIRL #22 $3.99 Page 103
Hope Larson and Minkyu Jung, and Jose Marzan
“Strange Loop” finale! Trapped in a prison of her own mind’s making, Batgirl must act out of character in order to reenter reality. Can she put her need to survive above the needs of those she’s sworn to protect? Or is she doomed to wander the mazes of her mind for all of eternity?! MAR180250

BATWOMAN #15 $3.99 Page 110
Marguerite Bennett and Fernando Blanco
“THh Fall Of The House Of Kane” part 3. A lethal plague fills the skies of Gotham City as the Many Arms of Death throttle Batwoman’s hold on the city! As their leader Alice begins her deadly endgame, Batwoman realizes that if she cannot stop her sister Batman will.MAR180266

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #17 & 18 $2.99 Page 111
Marguerite Bennett, Siya Oum, and David Hahn
The final chapter of the Bombshells epic begins in #17. AN invasion beyond the stars comes crashing down upon a world at war and all must unite before everything humanity is and was and could be is lost forever! MAR180268

An armada from beyond the skies led by a mad queen descends to take revenge on a world divided! MAR180269

BOMBSHELLS UNITED Vol 1 TP $16.99
Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage, and various
The Bombshells are back in an all-new series! As our new tale begins, the year is 1943, and Wonder Woman is called to Arizona for help by two young girls named Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy! The girls’ friends and families are being displaced from their homes and forced into internment camps! To save them, can Wonder Woman fight against the same people she once fought alongside? Collects issues #1-6. MAR180340

DC NATION $0.25 Page 83
Tom King. Clay Mann, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Jorge Jimenez, Brian Michael Bendis, and Jose Luis Garcia Lopez
These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series’ collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent–and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018! First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to Bata,man #50! Then, Dark Knights: Metal shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations–now it’s time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to Justice League: No Justice! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC’s summer blockbuster event! And get your first glimpse at Superman’s new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries Man of Steel, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there’s never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in. MAR180222

DEATHSTROKE #30 $3.99 Page 113
Christopher Priest and Carlos Pagulayan
“Deathstroke vs. Batman” part two! The war between Deathstroke and Batman escalates when the Dark Knight foils one of Deathstroke’s assassination attempts! Meanwhile, a mysterious package brings Commissioner Gordon to Bruce Wayne’s doorstep, and Adeline Kane — Slade Wilson’s ex — sets her sights on Batman! MAR180271

DETECTIVE #980 & 981 $2.99 Page 114
James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez, and Raul Fernandez
“Batmen Eternal” part five! The worst possible future for Gotham City has been locked into place, and there’s nothing Batman can do to stop it… until Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain catch a glimpse of something they never would have thought possible! MAR180273

“Batmen Eternal” finale! This is it — the unbelievable conclusion of James Tynion IV’s Batman epic! It’s the last stand of the Gotham Knights, fighting a monster they helped inspire… and a destiny they won’t accept! What will become of the greatest crime-fighting team Gotham City ever saw? MAR180275

DETECTIVE COMICS: FALL OF THE BATMEN Vol 6 TP $19.99 Page 133
James Tynion IV, Joe Bennett, and various
Everyone in Batman’s orbit is broken somehow — some more than others. For Clayface, keeping the pieces of his psyche together has been a years-long struggle…and it’s a war he may be about to lose! And as the team tries to pull itself back together, their enemies have learned something from Batman’s newfound spirit of cooperation… and have formed a cabal of their own! Collects issues #969-974 and annual #1. MAR180334

EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #5 $3.99 Page 131
Mark Russell and Mike Feehan
Snagglepuss is faced with the ultimate dilemma: save his friend or follow his conscience, as his final showdown with the House Committee on Un-American ActivitIes looms. MAR180326

FLASH #46 & 47 $2.99 Page 115
Joshua Williamson and Scott Kolins
“The Road TO Flashwar” part one. Wally West is overwhelmed by fragments from his past! With his protege’s psyche falling apart, Barry Allen races around the DCU calling in every favor possible to save his shattered family. Meanwhile, Hunter Zolomon’s sinister machinations tip over the first domino in what might prove to be the end of everything for The Flash! [Captain Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple and make occasional appearances.] MAR180277

GREEN LANTERNS #46 & 47 $2.99 Page 116
Tim Seeley, V Kenneth Marion, and Sandu Florea
“Ghosts of the Past” part three! In his effort to free Jessica Cruz from her own power ring, Simon Baz wades through a horde of monsters! But is Simon strong enough to face down the monster inside himself before Jess falls so deep into the abyss that she can’t return? [Previous writer Sam Humphries revealed one of the Green Lanterns in the book is lesbian.] MAR180281

HARLEY QUINN BY CONNER & PALMIOTTI OMNIBUS HC VOL 2 $99.99 Page 138
Tieri, Frank, Amanda Conner, and various
The amazingly popular run on Harley Quinn by the talented team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti is collected in a massive hardcover that includes Harley Quinn #17-30, Harley Quinn Road Trip Special #1, Harley Quinn: Be Careful What You Wish For #1, Harley Quinn & Her Gang Of Harleys #1-6 and Harley Quinn’s Little Black Book #1-6. MAR180348

HELLBLAZER #22 $3.99 Page 120
Tim Seeley and Davide Fabbri
“The Good Old Days” part four! Things have gone downhill for John, and his ex is the reason why. It’s not her fault (she’s possessed), but it’s making their reunion somewhat awkward. MAR180294

IMMORTAL MEN #2 $2.99 Page 96
James Tynion IV and Ryan Benjamin
“The End Of Forever” part two! Following the destruction of their base of operations, the Immortal Men find themselves on the defensive! Their only hope rests with an emerging metahuman named Caden Park–but the evil Conquest has gotten to Caden first! Will the remaining few battle-ravaged Immortal Men be able to rescue their young would-be savior? And what connection do Caden’s tactile telepathic abilities have to the survival of humanity? [This issue is resolicited.] MAR180242

INJUSTICE 2 #25 & 26 $2.99 Page 121
Tom Taylor, Daniel Sampere, Bruno Redondo, and Juan Albarran
Supergirl and Blue Beetle share a secret on the moon. And in Gorilla City, King Solovar questions his alliance with Ra’s al Ghul, while Ra’s’ own forces begin to fracture and his daughter is about to go rogue. Meanwhile, Batman and Wonder Woman have a showdown. MAR180297

JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #1 – 4 $3.99 Pages 86 – 89
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Francis Manapul, and Marcus To
Dark Knights: Metal left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous–and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come…or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe’s major energies–Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy–who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the planet of Colu. The only way to take down this unimaginable threat is for the superhero teams of Earth to forget everything they thought they knew and form new alliances. What secrets of the cosmos will Superman, Martian Manhunter and Team Mystery discover? Will Zatanna, Wonder Woman and Team Wonder awaken alien magic they cannot put back to sleep? What can Harley Quinn possibly have to teach the rest of Team Wisdom? And most importantly…why the heck is Beast Boy on Team Entropy with Lobo and Batman? Find out all this and much more in the most exciting, bombastic event of summer 2018! In this kickoff issue to the four-issue miniseries, after Brainiac systematically takes down all of Earth’s super-teams, the last thing the League expects is for him to ask for their help! Without their aid, his home planet and the universe are both doomed! MAR180228

The teams arrive at Brainiac’s home world to find it already in chaos. Only by splitting up and journeying to the four cosmic trees of Colu will they have any hope of saving the planet…but what’s waiting for them will test the true mettle of their new alliances! MAR180230

Starfire makes a crushing discovery, Beast Boy uncovers a shocking betrayal, and Cyborg and Wonder Woman are forced to make decisions that will have devastating repercussions for all four teams… and potentially for those they left behind on Earth. MAR180231

The epic finale that everyone will be talking about! After the unimaginable happens, the DCU must band together to defend Earth from annihilation. Before the end, new alliances will be forged…and some heroes will be lost forever. Don’t miss the event that will set the stage for the Justice League in 2018 and beyond! MAR180232

NIGHTWING #44 $2.99 Page 123
Benjamin Percy amd Christopher Mooneyham
“The Bleeding Edge” part one! Change is on the horizon when a new technologist sets his sights on Bludhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and also part of a larger network. It’s the Internet made physical! Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge…but on a reckoning. “The Bleeding Edge” begins here, setting Dick Grayson on a path to clarify the ideals at his very core: his sense of home and identity. MAR180301

WONDER WOMAN #46 & 47 $2.99 Page 126
James Robinson and Stephem Segovia
“The Dark Gods” part one! In the wake of Dark Knights: Metal, new secrets of the cosmos have been revealed and taken form… and though she doesn’t know it yet, Wonder Woman is at the center of their plans! MAR180312

“The Dark Gods” part two! Wonder Woman seeks answers from the Greek pantheon about the strange new beings barreling towards Earth — but can she convince her creators not to abandon their creation? MAR180314

WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99 Page 127
James Robinson and Marc Laming
“Star Light”! An enormous, divine threat has the Star Sapphires in its sights — and only Wonder Woman can protect them! She’s wielded their ring before, but the Corps has changed since then…is even their combined power enough to stop a god? MAR180316

WONDER WOMAN CONAN HC $24.99 Page 141
Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan
What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle gods cut their lives short? Collects the entire six-issue miniseries. Co-published with Dark Horse Comics. MAR180358

VERTIGO

MOTHERLANDS #5 $3.99 Page 150
Si Spurrier and Rachael Stott
At last, Tab has fallen upon her prey, the most wanted man in the multiverse: her own brother! But even mass murder isn’t enough to separate a child from his mother’s love when Selena raises arms against Tab to save her son! The way things are going, this family might obliterate each other before the treacherous bounty hunter Oona and the Multiversal Mafia get their chance. MAR180360

YOUNG ANIMAL

ETERNITY GIRL #3 $3.99 Page 128
Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew
While Eternity Girl and Madame Atom make their way to the mysterious Shining Tower that sits at the intersection of being and nothingness, Caroline’s old boss reveals a devastating secret about Eternity Girl’s powers that even she doesn’t know, but that could destroy her for good. This looks like a job for Never Man? MAR180320

MILK WARS TP $19.99 Page 129
Steve Orlando, Gerard Way, Jody Houser, Cecil Castelucci, Jon Rivera, Magdalene Visaggio, Aco, Ty Templeton, Mirka Andolfo, Langdon Foss, Dale Eaglesham, Sonny Liew
What happens when the Doom Patrol meets the Justice League of America? Working
together, can they destroy the evil, interdimensional corporation called RetConn? To kick off its plan to use the radioactive milk of psychic cows to take the edge off the World’s Greatest Heroes, RetConn has gone all the way to the top. Meet Milkman Man, previously unknown son of Krypton, who was sent to our planet only to be adopted by an evil dairy farmer and raised to love all things dairy! Collects JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1, Mother Panic/ Batman Special #1, Shade The Changing Girl/ Wonder Woman Special #1, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye/ Swamp Thing Special #1, and Doom Patrol/ JLA Special #1. MAR180321

MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #3 $3.99 Page 129
Jody Houser and Ibrahim Moustafa
Arkham Institute has been branded a place of healing, but the horror that lurks behind its walls makes the old asylum look like a tea party. Will Violet Paige be able to rescue her mother from the Collective’s clutches, or will a certain artiste spoil her chances? And what has happened to Dr. Quinzel?! MAR180322

IDW/ TOPSHELF

ASSASSINISTAS #6 $3.99 Page 180
Tini Howard and Gilbert Hernandez
Someone’s fate hangs in the balance, and the future of the Assassistas trio is uncertain, as all things collide at Winnie’s Hot Wheels roller disco party showdown in the final issue of the series. The final issue of Howard and Hernandez’s high-octane family drama! Special enhanced RI cover from Gilbert Hernandez!, MAR180515

GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL TP $17.99 Page 165
Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell
Advance solicited for June release! On a routine house call to dispose of a simple Class III spook, the team encounters a truly terrifying Class VII that appears to be feeding on terror. Able to conjure illusions to prey on people’s greatest fears, it can divide and conquer, and has designs on turning the world into its own nightmare dimension. Our ladies may have finally met their match! MAR180446

INFINITE LOOP Vol 2 TP $17.99 Page 186
Pierrick Colinet, Elsa Charretier, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Advance solicited for June release! Although she tried to reboot the future, Teddy’s plan failed. While human anomalies are no longer executed merely for the crime of existing, they’re forced to live in squalid refugee camps. Teddy and Ano want to fight for the rights of human anomalies, but they’re about to find out how hard that can be, especially when powerful people want things to stay the same. Return to an even darker version of this wildly imagined reality, where threats lurk around every corner and people refuse to accept truth. Filled with danger and tension that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, The Infinite Loop provides a sharp critique of a modern era where truth has become a matter of debate. MAR180537

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS DIMENSIONS TP $15.99 Page 173
Sophie Campbell and various
Advance solicited for June release! Jem and the Holograms get back to their rock ‘n’ roll roots in this new series of stand-alone stories from some of comics’ most popular creators. A celebration of creativity, friendship, and being true to yourself, Dimensions is full of humor, fun, and characters that radiate positivity. These uplifting stories will bring a smile to readers’ faces even as they put a song in their hearts. All your favorite characters — and some new ones! — take the stage in stories about everything from Dungeons & Dragons to ski trips gone wrong! MAR180477

KID LOBOTOMY Vol 1 TP $19.99 Page 181
Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler
Meet Kid, the youngest descendant of a rich, demented hotelier named Big Daddy. Kid is the newly appointed manager of “The Suites,” but his good looks and swagger can’t hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last chance to prove his worth – and regain his sanity – by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business despite a host of obstacles including seductive shapeshifters, dead literary heroes and Kid’s own sister, who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably. MAR180520

PUNKS NOT DEAD #4 $3.99 Page 180
David Barnett and Martin Simmonds
Fergie’s Twitter post gets him one creeper step closer to finding out why he and the ghost named Sid are unnaturally bound to one another. But it takes Julie’s sentimental journey to a late ’80s Smiths concert to figure out who’s behind it-which is likely to ruffle Dorothy Culpepper’s tarnished, bloody feathers. [One of the male characters is gay and in a relationship.] MAR180517

SCARLETT’S STRIKE FORCE Vol 1 TP $17.99 Page 169
Aubrey Sitterson and Nelson Daniel
Advance solicited for June release! They’ve fought back invasions from home and afar — now, they’re back on Earth, and ready to take on the wildest, weirdest threats out there! It’s Scarlett’s G.I. JOE team, the Strike Force, against a brand-new Cobra Commander, a revitalized Cobra, and everyone else trying to conquer Earth… or destroy it! Featuring all-stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers bots join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra! Collects issues #1-3, the G.I. JOE First Strike One-Shot, and the M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand First Strike One-Shot. MAR180463

IMAGE

CRUDE #2 $3.99 Page 221
Steve Orlando and Garry Brown
The refinery city of Blackstone is the new Russian frontier, stinking of oil, but offering money and sexual freedom to those brave enough to live there. Piotr Petrovich has come for revenge, to hunt his son’s killer. But what he finds is the most brutal fight of his life. MAR180658

ETERNAL EMPIRE #9 $3.99 Page 226
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
In this penultimate issue, Rion and Tair find themselves separated, trapped, and without hope just as the Suns begin to align. MAR180671

FLAVOR #1 $3.99 Page 204
Joseph Keatinge and Wook Jin Clark
Series premiere! Within a strange walled city, an unlicensed chef discovers a mystery that threatens to end it all. Join Joseph Keatinge and Wook Jin Clark on this culinary epic adventure–Flavor–where chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is the most valued commodity. The high-stakes competition of Hunger Games collides with the lush, Miyazaki-esque worldbuilding in this delectable new ongoing series featuring culinary consulting and bonus content by Ali Bouzari, renowned food scientist and author of the IACP Award-winning cookbook Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food. MAR180590

FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #5 $3.99 Page 227
Eddie Gorodetsky, Marc Andreyko, and Steve Sadowski
Finale! The big day is finally here: the grand opening of the Nick Wilson Experience! But where is Nick? Will Clive get his greatest victory? Will Jane find love? Will Nick find Coco? Will Xavier knock that smug grin off Darryl’s face? So many questions! All, and more, are answered in the final issue of this acclaimed miniseries!, MAR180676

INFIDEL #3 $3.99 Page 230
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, and Jose Villarrubia
Following last issue’s devastating events, the mysterious entities haunting Aisha’s home escalate their attacks. As the nightmare spreads to her friends and neighbors, the creatures expose their true natures and long-buried hatreds. MAR180691

MONSTRESS #17 $4.99 Page 234
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
The Known World is at the brink of war, and Pontus is being threatened by invasion. While her allies work to save the city, Maika battles old enemies–and the dark truths they bear. MAR180714

MOONSTRUCK #7 $3.99 Page 232
Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle
With one of their friends trapped in the fraternity house (darn fairies!), the mythical friends put aside their fear and seek the only person who can help them, at the scariest place in all of Blitheton: the mall. Meanwhile, Julie tries to work up the courage to let Selena into her heart. MAR180717

MOTOR CRUSH Vol 2 TP $16.99 Page 235
Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart, and various
The acclaimed sci-fi action-adventure series Motor Crush is back for another heat! Two years have passed in Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world, and for Domino Swift, everything has turned upside down. How does she fit in a world without Crush? Collects issues #6-11. MAR180718

RAT QUEENS #10 $3.99 Page 237
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
“The Colossal Magic Nothing” part five. With all of her friends gone, Betty must confront the reality wizard alone. The past, present, and future collide in a magic maelstrom, and in the battered ruins, a shocking truth is uncovered! MAR180727

SAGA #52 $2.99 Page 241
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Danger approaches.

SLEEPLESS #5 $3.99 Page 243
Sarah Vaughn and Leila del Duca
After Poppy’s hopes are dashed, Cyrenic makes a drastic decision that changes everything. MAR180756

SNOTGIRL CALIFORNIA SCREAMING Vol 2 TP $15.99 Page 243
Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung
From the creator of Scott Pilgrim! Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life in L.A. at least that’s what she wants you to think. California Screaming finds Lottie putting the past behind her and trying to make the best of a bad situation her life! Lottie’s new bestie is an emotional roller coaster: first she died, and then she killed someone. Who will Caroline hurt next, and what is her brother Virgil doing here? What secret is Detective John Cho seeking in the desert? Why did Cutegirl ghost her sister? Is Normgirl really going to marry Ashley? And what in god’s name did Sunny ever see in Charlene? These questions and many others may possibly be answered in Snotgirl vol 2. Collects issues #6-10. MAR180757

WALKING DEAD #178 $3.99 Page 245
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“New World Order” part five. The journey home. There’s nothing worse than returning with fewer people than you left with. MAR180768

WHERE WE LIVE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP $19.99 Page 208
Mike Allred, Rafael Albuquerque, Gail Simone, Amy Chu, Kieron Gillen, Tess Fowler, Ariela Kristiana, plus more than 25 more creators
“On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way.”–JH Williams III, Artist & Curating Editor
This “unique way” was the genesis of the Where We Live anthology — a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star lineup of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families. The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere, and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community. Where We Live also features stories from local writers and artists as they relate their personal experiences and reactions to this tragedy. One hundred percent of the proceeds for the Where We Live anthology will be donated to an existing GoFundMe campaign for the survivors in Las Vegas. MAR180600

WICKED & DIVINE #35 $3.99 Page 246
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
“Mothering Invention,” Part three. One day we’ll reveal a happy secret, like a Secret Santa, but not today. MAR180770

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 $3.99 Pages 28
Dan Slott, Stuart Immomen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Jim Cheung
Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing! The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics! Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear from here on out?! [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.] MAR180826

ASTONISHING X-MEN #10 $3.99 Page 83
Charles Soule and ACO
Xavier versus Proteus! In the penultimate issue of this high-stakes X-Men story, Proteus and Xavier face off in a psychic battle for the ages with nothing less than the fate of all free-thinking people at stake. With Psylocke, Gambit, Rogue, Old Man Logan, and Bishop by his side, will this team of heavy hitters be able to take Proteus down once and for all? MAR180940

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #18 $3.99 Page 54
Peter David and Will Sliney
Mysterio swore to Ben Reilly that he was on the straight and narrow, and Quentin Beck thought he was retired… until his daughter blew into town. And the Scarlet Spider is the only one who can get between “Mysteria” and her big score. It’s not money she’s after but a strange and powerful artifact. Let’s just say that Mysteria really puts the “magic” in magician! MAR180876

BLACK PANTHER #1 $3.99 Page 8
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed. Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in Marvel Legacy #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda! Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuna for a Black Panther story unlike any other! MAR180786

CABLE #156 $3.99 Page 66
Zac Thompson and German Peralta
Past Fears Part 2. It was only a couple of years ago that CABLE and a young HOPE were fleeing from Bishop across a barren wasteland. But Bishop isn’t the only one hell-bent on hunting down the father and daughter duo! As fear consumes Cable, can he fend off both Bishop and a Techno-Organic monster to protect his daughter? FEB180893

CHAMPIONS #20 $3.99 Page 47
Jim Zub and Sean Izaake
What good is conquering a world if it’s already destroyed by the time you take over? The Master is determined to save Earth from itself and the Champions are going to help him do it. Plus, a new hero from an unexpected source! Who is Snowguard? MAR180869

DOCTOR APHRA #20 $3.99 Page 96
Simon Spurrier and Kev Walker
“Broken, Inside” begins now! Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time, she finds herself in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hub-droid. Take one step too far? Kablooey! Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue to sit still for Aphra – but what happens when her Imperial captors send her hub-droid to the middle of a war zone? And, uh, what’s this rumor about the prison being haunted? MAR180968

DOCTOR APHRA Vol 1 HC 34.99 Page 110
Kieron Gillen, Jason Aaron, Kev Walker, and various
Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra barely escaped Darth Vader’s wrath. If the Dark Lord of the Sith ever learns that she still lives, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what Aphra does best! With killer droids Triple-Zero and BeeTee-One in tow, she’s off in search of the rarest of artifacts — as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, bounty hunters and just about everyone else! But soon, archaeologist and rebel pilot stand side-by-side when Aphra persuades Luke Skywalker to join her in a journey to the heart of the Screaming Citadel! What secret are they after? And when word gets out, can Han and Leia be far behind them? Collecting Star Wars: Doctor APhra #1-8, Star Wars: THe Screaming Citadel #1 and Star Wars (2015) #31-32. MAR180985

DOMINO #2 $3.99 Page 71
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
Unlucky stars!Marvel’s #1 soldier of fortune’s luck has finally gone south… turning her life as a mercenary upside down! Plus: Who is Domino’s evil counterpart? Guest-starring Amadeus Cho! MAR180912

EXILES #3 $3.99 Page 73
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez
Captain Carter kills the Red Skull! That’s her mission, anyway! The fan-favorite Captain America — Peggy Carter of the Marvel Puzzle Quest game — faces off against an apocalyptically armed Red Skull! And the Exiles are just in time to join the fight — ‘cuz they’ve been kicked off their mission! There’s a new team of Watchers in town, and they’re cracking down on the Exiles’ interference in the timestream — even if it means the death of everything. Can the Exiles salvage Peggy Carter’s world, fix the Tallus and get back to saving reality before the Time-Eater tracks them down again? MAR180914

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #1 $3.99
Mariko Tamaki and Butch Guice
Keep your friends dead, but your enemies deader! As word spreads that Wolverine may have returned from the grave, a handful of his greatest adversaries come together to track him down and put him back there. But the brutal and horrific nightmare that Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrole, and Daken uncover could lead to even more death than even these vicious killers can handle. MAR180820

INFINITY COUNTDOWN CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 $3.99 Page 18
Jim McCann and In-Hyuk Lee
Carol Danvers has crossed the borders of reality itself and returned in possession of the Reality Stone…and with it has contacted the Marvels of many worlds! Join the Captains Marvel for a cross-time adventure into the nature of the Infinity Stones! MAR180808

LOCKJAW #4 $3.99 Page 66
Daniel Kibblesmith and Carlos Villa
D is for desperate! Lockjaw and his companion D-Man finally face their enemy: Annihilus, Lord of the Negative Zone! And he’s got one of Lockjaw’s siblings! Annihilus wants access to every dimension — no matter how many lives it costs. Don’t miss the conclusion to Lockjaw’s grand adventure, complete with mind-bending cameos including the Avengers B.C.! MAR180900

MARVEL MASTERWORKS KILLRAVEN Vol 1 HC $100.00 Page 108
Don McGregor, P Craig Russell, and various
It is the year 2018. The Martian invasion of Earth has left our world shattered and its population enslaved. Into this post-apocalyptic nightmare comes Killraven, a man obsessed with his mission: to free Earth! Don McGregor and P. Craig Russell took on Killraven’s quest, and together they crafted some of the most compelling and nuanced comic-art masterpieces of the era. Their hero and his band of Freemen rebels strive, grow, battle and love with a humanity that’s as touching as it is exciting. And now, the complete Killraven sci-fi action opus is collected in this incomparable Marvel Masterworks — beautifully restored and featuring an amazing selection of behind-the-scenes material! Collecting Amazing Adventures (1970) #18-39 and Marvel Graphic Novel #7. MAR180981

MIGHTY THOR GATES OF VALHALLA #1 $4.99 Page 52
Sason Aaron, Ramon K. Perez, and Jen Bartel
The last goodbye! “The Death of the Mighty Thor” has come and gone. But Jane Foster’s power to inspire lives on even in the far future! Don’t miss the tribute to Jason Aaron’s epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel! And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith’s power grows, the realms will fall and who is left to stop him? Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez kicks off the next stage of Jason Aaron’s ongoing saga. MAR180870

MIGHTY THOR: DEATH OF MIGHTY THOR Vol 5 HC $34.99 Page 107
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and various
Marvel Legacy hits Asgard with a bang: the death of the Mighty Thor! The final judgment comes as the Mangog arrives. The War Thor meets the beast head-on, but even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate hammer-wielder may pale in comparison to the Mangog’s might! The battle rages as Jane Foster’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, the War of the Realms is spreading and Mjolnir cannot save her this time. Can even the legendary Hercules help avert disaster? It’s the beginning of the end as the tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heartrending zenith! Collecting Mighty THor 700-706 and Mighty Thor: At The Gates Of Valhalla. MAR180980

MS MARVEL #30 $3.99 Page 64
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
Every which way but up! Kamala Khan’s feeling the pressure but how can she choose between Bruno and the Red Dagger? And will her double life as Ms Marvel bring them together or tear them apart forever? Ms. Marvel doesn’t know which way to turn…but she’ll need to move quickly to save her friends! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.] MAR180895

NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #3 $3.99 Page 72
Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Gorham
Flying is the worst, but just imagine flying as a New Mutant! The team has five minutes to save a plane from crashing into a mountain… and it certainly doesn’t help that all the passengers are trying to stop them, too! MAR180913

ROGUE & GAMBIT #5 $3.99 Page 80
Kelly Thompson and Pere Perez
“Ring of Fire” part 5. It’s Rogue and Gambit vs. Lavish for all the marbles (nobody cares about marbles anymore, but it’s still a great saying, just go with it)! The stakes in Paraiso couldn’t be higher the fates of innocent mutants, Rogue and Gambit, and the hottest relationship in the Marvel Universe — all hang in the balance! Does being together make Rogue & Gambit unstoppable? Or does it doom their mission and everyone they’re trying to save? When the dust settles who and what will be left standing? MAR180934

RUNAWAYS #9 $3.99 Page 62
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
“Best Friends Forever” continues. The Runaways are under attack! By well-meaning outsiders who want to fix them! Molly contemplates a supernatural deal that must have a monkey’s paw-esque downside. And Julie Power suffers a fate worse than death. This is not hyperbole about a breakup. Get the issue, check our math Worse. Than. Death. MAR180892

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #32 Page 64
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Doreen Green (A.K.A. the super hero Squirrel Girl) and her friend Nancy Whitehead (an unrelated civilian) have had a great idea: Let’s get some friends together and play an escape room! Escape rooms are those real-life games where you get locked in a room and have an hour to escape before you die! In the game, I mean. It’s not like if you die in the game you die in real life! Hah hah. They gather Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk, Brain Drain and, as a special guest their good friend Kraven the Hunter but when they enter the room it turns out that if you die in the game you die in real life! It’s everything you crave: friendship, adventure and a room full of death traps that you can only find in Squirrel Girl! [Koi Boi is transgender.] MAR180896

X-MEN BLUE #27 & 28 $3.99 Page 82
Cullen Bunn and Marcusto
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. MAR180938

The conclusion of the Mothervine story! The ultimate fate of the White Queen and Havok revealed! Magneto reveals a secret plan – and secret allies – to counter the chaos caused by Mothervine! But some of the new X-Men will not make it out of this adventure alive! MAR180939

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