LGBT Previews November 2017 Part 1

Betty and Veronica are reimagined leaders of the Vixens, Riverdales toughest gang! Good news if you liked the Fresh Romance stories! The anthology has a second volume with new publisher Emet Comics! Hazel Reed Newlevant offers a bisexual, polyamorous story in Sugar Town from Alternative Comics! Fence promises to do for the sport of fencing that Backstagers did for theater! Natasha Alterici’s Heathens is always a must read!

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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ABSTRACT STUDIOS

MOTORGIRL #10 $3.99 Page 246
Terry Moore
Final Issue! Time has run out for Sam, who must have life saving surgery to remove the shrapnel in her brain. But will the operation also remove her invisible companion, Mike? It’s a risk this “No man left behind” Marine may not be willing to take. Don’t miss the powerful conclusion of this critically acclaimed series! SEP171030

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2: LOVE AND REVENGE #2 $3.99 Page 250
Jeremy Whitley and Xenia Pamfil
What happened at the end of last issue? Find out now as the whole ship is turned upside down, some of the crew is lost to the water and the rest of the crew under attack from the violent forces of Raven’s brothers. Can we save those who are lost and, once this fight is over, will it even matter? SEP171041

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #2 $3.99 Page 257
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
New series! Violence breaks out in the City by the Sea as the Animals struggle to fend off predators from both outside the city… and inside! 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! SEP171087

INSEXTS TP Vol 2 $14.99 Page 263
Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina
Collecting issues 8-13 of the series! The lovers have barely survived their battle with the Hag, and must now flee to Paris to heal, recover, and restore their love. But beneath the City of Light is a world of darkness, a world pulsing with witchcraft, seduction, and utter, obscene monstrosity. From the brilliant mind of Marguerite Bennett, the writer of the break-out hit Animosity, Bombshells and Batwoman, with artwork by AfterShock’s own Ariela Kristantina! SEP171098

ALTERNATIVE COMICS

SUGAR TOWN GN $10.00 Page 266
Hazel Reed Newlevant
A bisexual, polyamorous love story for the modern era. Hazel is already in a happy relationship when she meets Argent, a dominatrix who is sweet and tender outside of the bedroom. Sugar Town is a fun, colorful comic about a young woman’s journey through the delights and disappointments of multiple lovers. SEP171109

ARCHIE

ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #4 $3.99 Page 279
Ty Templeton and Dan Parent
After Mr. Lodge has permanently bans Archie from the mansion, what happens when he finds Archie behind the wheel of his limousine? Plus, part 4 of the connecting variant cover image! SEP171188

ARCHIE #25 $3.99 Page 276
Mark Waid and Audrey Mok
“Heart of Riverdale,” Part 3. Reggie Mantle has nowhere to turn now that the whole town holds him responsible for Betty’s fate. Meanwhile, Betty learns just how true and noble one of her friends is! SEP171176

ARCHIE AND ME COMICS DIGEST # $6.99 Page 279
Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, and Pat Kennedy
In the brand-new holiday story “Jingle Jangles,” Jingles the elf loses his holiday powers due to a spell cast by Sugarplum — so his only choice is to take up residence with Archie! SEP171190

ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #284 $5.99 Page 279
Dan Parent, Bill Golliher, and Pat Kennedy
In the brand-new holiday story “Carol Peril,” the gang decides to go caroling for charity — until the blizzard of the century hits Riverdale! SEP171191

ARCHIES #2 $3.99 Page 278
Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, and Joe Eisma
New Ongoing Series! The Archies hit the road, but tour isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Can they still make some great music? Or will they go broke and make a U-turn for home? SEP171180

BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #1 $3.99 Page278
Jamie L Rotante and Eva Cabrera
New ngoing series! The toughest gang in Riverdale is one you’d least expect: the Vixens, led by Riverdale High’s own Betty and Veronica!, SEP171183

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #2 $3.99 Page 276
Frank Tieri, Pat Kennedy, and Tim Kennedy
As Jughead’s life as a fugitive grows deadlier, Betty and Archie close in-and they’re not alone. Betty’s werewolf hunter relatives’ ruthlessness may spell the end for good ol’ Jug! SEP171174

RIVERDALE #8 $3.99 Page 278
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and various
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the hit CW series Riverdale, this ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the CW Riverdale television series. SEP171185

RIVERDALE DIGEST #4 $6.99 Page 279
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! SEP171187

ARSENAL PULP PRESS

BODY MUSIC GN $26.95 Page 280
Julie Maroh and David Homel
Set in the languid, European-like neighborhoods of Montreal, Body Music is a beautiful and moving meditation on love and desire as expressed in their many different forms — between women, men, and gender non-conformists alike, all varying in age and race. In twenty separate vignettes, Maroh explores the drama inherent in relationships at different stages: the electricity of initial attraction, the elation of falling in love, the trauma of breaking up, the sweet comfort of a long-standing romance. Anyone who’s ever been in a relationship will see themselves in these intimate stories tinged with raw emotion. Body Music is an exhilarating and passionate graphic novel about what it means to fall in love, and what it means to be alive. SEP171196

BLACK MASK

THERE’S NOTHING THERE TP VOL 1 $12.99 Page 290
Patrick Kindlon and Maria Llovet
Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn’t believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn’t feel as funny when she realizes it’s an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she’s seeing things… horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. “RUN.” Like Darren Aronofsky remaking DRAG ME TO HELL, There’s Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom. By your new favorite artist Maria Llovet and Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home). SEP171272

BOOM

ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL: PRINCESS & PRINCESS Vol 11 GN $14.99 Page 307
Jeremy Sorese and Zachary Sterling
When Finn is asked to kingdom-sit for Rock Princess, he’s excited to take a break from his usual responsibilities. That is, until the underground kingdom turns to him with pressing matters in need of deliberation. Now charged with ‘princess’ duties, Finn is overwhelmed by his new job. Especially if it means war against…Princess Bubblegum! SEP171342

BOOM BOX MIX TAPE SC $19.99 Page 305
John Allison, Sina Grace, Kate Leth, James Tynion IV, and various
The annual BOOM! Box Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories featuring beloved characters from established BOOM! Box series as well as original stories showcasing up-and-coming creators and brand-new content. With original stories featuring Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Cyanide & Happiness, Goldie Vance, The Backstagers, and many more! Collects the BOOM! Box Mix Tape 2014, 2015, and 2016. SEP171327

EUGENIC #2 $5.99 Page 299
James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan
It’s been 200 years since the New Humans first appeared and became the dominant form of life. Now the human resistance fights back. SEP171292

FENCE #1 $3.99 Page 296
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice. Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him-if he can make the cut! SEP171282

GODSHAPER TP $19.99 Page 299
Si Spurrier and Jonas Goonface
Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and breakout talent Jonas Goonface introduce a vast world teeming with bold ideas exploring ownership, freedom, and the pettiness of possession-both physical and spiritual. Ennay is a Godshaper-godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock’n’roll gig. Collects the complete 6-issue limited series. SEP171294

HI-FI FIGHT CLUB #4 $3.99 Page 305
Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueya
After Chris discovers a secret code, the girls have a new lead and renewed determination to find Roary Gory…but what if she doesn’t want to be found? SEP171331

LUMBERJANES #44 $3.99 Page 305
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
To save the camp from destruction, the Roanokes head out into the woods to chop down a time tree with a magic axe. SEP171333

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #21 $3.99 Page 298
Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya
The secret history of the true original Power Rangers divides the Mighty Morphin team, and only Zordon can save them! SEP171284

SLAM – NEXT JAM #3 $3.99 Page 304
Pamela Ribon and Marina Julia
Knockout is torn between her family drama and her dedication to the derby life. SEP171325

STEVEN UNIVERSE #10 $3.99 Page 308
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
Connie and Steven head to the beach to work on a school project, and Amethyst’s attempts at helping out lead to some surprises with the animals who live in the water., SEP171349

D.E.

AGENT 47 BIRTH OF HITMAN #2 $3.99 Page 329
Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Lau
As they travel across the globe on another mission, Subject 47 and his brother 6 begin to assemble their plan of attack against the Institute that made them who they are. A war on both their surrogate family of fellow subjects and a potential future spent as living weapons under someone else’s control. While Diana Burnwood’s new life in London has begun to blossom and her secret vendetta finds a new sponsor in the form of a crime boss all too eager to teach her new protege a few tricks how to get her hands dirty. SEP171474

RED SONJA #11 $3.99 Page 336
Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez
Their search comes to an end as Sonja, Holly and Spike discover the mysterious Hyborian expert Professor Wallace in the most unexpected of all places. The professor agrees to help rescue Max, but little does everyone know, the old man has a BIG secret. Could it be the end of the road for the She-Devil and her friends?
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, SEP171530

SHADOW/ BATMAN #2 $3.99 Page 325
Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano
The truth of what the Shadow doesn’t know threatens to destroy his partnership with Batman and Robin just when they need him the most. Three generations of heroes stand at a crossroads as the secret of the Silent Seven threatens to encompass and obliterate them all. To fight the Seven, Batman and the Shadow must force them to reveal themselves. But how do men make moves against a behemoth evil that measures assaults in centuries? SEP171462

SHEENA #3 $3.99 Page 336
Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo
Sheena must navigate the forbidden temple grounds or risk losing the key to saving her home, but something deep within the temple has awoken… something hungry. SEP171538

VAMPIRELLA #9 $3.99 Page 338
Jeremy Whitley and Andy Belanger
Vampirella’s trip to save her friend Vicki and restore death to the world has hit the road, but the road is about to hit back. A mysterious boss wants Vicki dead and Vampirella tortured and has hired some heavily armed maniacs in war-ready vehicles to do it. Can Vampirella save herself and Vicki? Will they make it to their destination in one piece? Who is this person who’s hunting Vampirella? Chaos reigns and a classic Vampirella character returns in part two of Jeremy Whitley and Andy Bellanger’s pulse pounding Vampirella epic! SEP171551

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

BOUNDLESS GN $24.95 Page 341
Jillian Tamaki
Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange “mirror Facebook,” which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society — or is it a cult? Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki. SEP171576 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOOMIN AND THE BRIGANDS GN $9.95 Page 341
Tove Jansson
Moomin’s pushy relations have come to stay, and in the process of getting them out, he unwittingly embarks on a quest for fame and fortune with his sly friend Sniff. But it’s much harder to get rich than either of them expects, whether it’s through selling rare creatures to the zoo, using a fortune-teller to find treasures, or making modern art. Through a stroke of luck, however, Moomin meets the love of his life, Snorkmaiden, and with her help he finds the self-confidence he needs to get his house back. The iconic first Moomin comic strip by Tove Jansson, Moomin and the Brigands is a thrilling introduction to the vibrant inhabitants of Moominvalley we’ve come to know and love. SEP171572

EMET COMICS

FINDING MOLLY AN ADVENTURE IN CATSITTING GN $24.99 Page 346
Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge
Fresh out of art school and creatively unfulfilled, 23-year-old Molly is stuck in the suburbs with her overbearing parents. When she suddenly finds herself in the world of cat portraiture and cat sitting, she wonders if this is the creative opportunity she’s been waiting for. SEP171610

FRESH ROMANCE GN Vol 2 $24.99 Page 346
Sally Jane Thompson, Sarah Winifred Searle, and various
The award-winning, critically-acclaimed romance anthology series returning for volume 2! Our list of exciting creators includes Sally Jane Thompson, Cecil Castellucci, and Irene Koh; all of whom are creating fresh stories about interracial and LGBTQ relationships. Kevin Wada is the cover artist. SEP171611

ONI/ LIMERENCE PRESS

HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #5 $3.99 Page 386
Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV
Love is patient. Callie is trying to be while she plans a robbery that’s bigger than anything Mercer has ever seen. But as the FBI comes north in search of her, everyone she knows turns their backs on her. Callie will have to decide if loving Mercer is worth the price, especially when she finds out the truth about who and what he really is. SEP171791

MADE MEN #3 $3.99 Page 387
Paul Tobin and Arjuna Susini
Jutte sends her Made Men out on a wide variety of dangerous missions, all working towards the same goal–digging up any dirt on chief of police Hubert Grange, who may have ordered the hit that murdered her squad in the first place. Hadry’s on surveillance, while Ex, Gemini, and Leo work intel. And as for Jutte? Well, hell, now it’s her turn to get laid. SEP171795

SUBLIME

STRANGE & MYSTIFYING STORY GN Vol 1 $12.99 Page 405
Tsuta Suzuki
Akio Yamane’s bloodline is cursed! Or at least that’s what his relatives would have people think. Now feverish and delusional from a terminal illness, Akio accidentally summons his family’s guardian deity. Little did he know this sinfully hot god would appear naked, sporting ears and a tail. Wait until Akio finds out the unconventional and rather intimate manner his protector plans on using to cure him! For mature audiences. SEP171900

TITAN

SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #4 $4.99 Page 415
Stephen Thompson, Jay, and various
Manga adaptation of the hit TV show.

TORCHWOOD: THE CULLING #2 $3.99 Page 417
John Barrowman, Carol Barrowman, and Neil Edwards
Written by Captain Jack himself — John Barrowman — and Carole Barrowman, with art by Neil Edwards! Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood is back! The official continuation of the saga! SEP171935

VALIANT

HARBINGER RENEGADE #0 $3.99 Page 439
Rafer Roberts and Juan Darrick Robertson
An essential prelude to Harbinger Wars 2 – the seismic 2018 crossover event at the epicenter of the Valiant Universe! Beneath the wreckage of the Harbinger Foundation, there is a secret that even Toyo Harada grew to fear. A secret simply known as…the Stormbringer. And Alexander Solomon is about to set it free.
Out of the ashes of “Massacre,” the march toward the most consequential Valiant event of all time continues with an epic revelation at the heart of the Harbinger mythos – as told by Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp! SEP172034 [Kris and her girlfriend are queer and or non binary.]

VAULT

HEATHEN #7
Natasha Alterici
Freyja arrives at Odin’s keep to find it all but destroyed in a fit of rage perpetrated by the god king himself. She strikes up a philosophical debate, in hopes of buying Brynhild more time. Meanwhile, an ocean storm threatens Aydis and the pirate crew. SEP172050

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