LGBT Previews November 2017 Part 2

It’s one of those days, so this will be short and to the point. Power Pack makes a one issue return! Shirtless Bear Fighter gets collected so now’s your chance if you missed out. A new Jem & The Holograms mini starts! Wicked + Divine has one hell of a cover!

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!

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Peruse part 1 of November’s Previews over here!

DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #9 $3.99 Page 52
Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
Still in the employ of Ibis and Jacquel, Shadow sees his share of dead bodies… but doesn’t ever expect them to be gods. When Mad Sweeney turns up and blames him for maliciously giving away his lucky coin, Shadow can only plead innocence — and the leprechaun then claims he is certainly doomed. SEP170045

LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS PT 2 Vol 2 TP $10.99 Page 62
Michael Dante Dimartino and Irene Koh
Recovering from a fight with the dragon-eel spirit and furious for revenge, Triple Threats member Tokuga solidifies his ties with the duplicitous Wonyong. Meanwhile, when Republic City’s housing crisis reaches its peak, Zhu Li sets her sights on the biggest public figure in the city–President Raiko — in a bid for the presidency! With her friend’s success, the future of the spirit portal, and the wellbeing of Republic City’s citizens at stake, can Korra remain neutral and fulfill her duties as the Avatar? Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Irene Koh, with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of The Legend of Korra! SEP170087

DC

ACTION #99 $2.99 Page 84
Rob Williams and Steve Pugh
“After Effects”! Crippled by the events of “The Oz Effect,” Superman struggles to regain a sense of hope for humanity. As a strange new threat brews in the background, a faithless Son of both Krypton and Earth must make a choice: stay and fight for his adoptive homeworld, or answer a call from the stars. SEP170265

BATGIRL #17 $3.99 Page 86
Hope Larson and Chris Wildgoose
“Summer of Lies” finale! After falling down the rabbit hole, Batgirl and Nightwing must face off against the Red Queen! How will our heroes survive this villain’s vendetta? What could they have done in the past to inspire the queen’s bloody revenge? SEP170270

BATWOMAN #9 $3.99 Page 88
Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, and Fernando Blanco
“Fear and Loathing” part three. Drugged by the Scarecrow’s fear toxin and trapped in an unrelenting desert, Batwoman must find her way free of her fears as she avoids capture by the Many Hands of Death and her father’s agent, Colony Prime. SEP170279

BLUE BEETLE #15 $3.99 Page 89
Christopher Sebela and Thony Silas
“Road Trip” part two! Blue Beetle finds himself away from home and up against the mysterious Short-Timers, time-traveling bandits who may have a more sinister purpose in mind than just robbery, one that could affect all of reality. As if Jaime doesn’t have his hands full enough, he’s got to try and do battle while keeping his super-hero identity secret from his new girlfriend, Naomi. SEP170283

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #5 & 6 $3.99 Page 115
Marguerite Bennett, Siya Oum, and Sandy Jarrell
It’s the climactic conclusion to “American Soil.” Donna Troy and Cassie Sandsmark are left to defend their hometown from persecution. In the shadow of their foes, and with their friends at their backs, we have the rise of the Wonder Girls! SEP170360

It’s the climactic conclusion to “American Soil.” Donna Troy and Cassie Sandsmark are left to defend their hometown from persecution. In the shadow of their foes, and with their friends at their backs, we have the rise of the Wonder Girls! SEP170361

DEATHSTROKE #25 $4.99 Page 89
Christopher Priest and Diogenes Nieves
“The Society”! After betraying another assassin and violating an unwritten code of conduct, Deathstroke is kidnapped and brought to stand trial before the Secret Society of Super Villains! Will Deathstroke pay for his crime? And what of Slade Wilson’s recent turn toward heroism? Don’t miss this special bonus-size landmark issue guest-starring The Riddler, Black Manta, Reverse-Flash and more! SEP170285 [So, Jericho is in the book as an out gay…villain?]

DETECTIVE #968 & 969 $2.99 Page 91
James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez, and Raul Fernandez
“A Lonely Place Of Living” part finale! Tim Drake is back on Earth — but if the deadly threat he brought back with him from outside of time has its way, it won’t be for long… and this shadowy figure wants to take one of Batman’s team down with him, too! Everything Tim died for the first time is at risk, if he can’t survive this attack! SEP170289

“Fall of the Batmen” part one! 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! SEP170291

DETECTIVE: DEUS EX MACHINA Vol 4 TP $16.99 Page 127
James TynionIV, Christopher Sebela, Alvaro Martinez, and various
In these tales from Detective #957-962, Azrael and Zatanna join the ranks of Batman’s allies in Gotham City…unfortunately, someone from Azrael’s old home with the Order of St. Dumas has found him. The Order has unleashed a bizarre new evil on the world, and it’s convinced it must destroy Jean-Paul Valley! SEP170399

FLASH #34 & 35 $2.99 Page 92
Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci, and Pop Mhan
“Black Hole” part one! When a shocking reunion leads to an even more dire discovery about The Flash’s new powers, Barry and Wally will have to confront their rocky past if they both hope to get out alive! SEP170293 [Captain Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple and make occasional appearances.]

“Black Hole” part two! Betrayed and broken, The Flash must come to terms with the damage he has caused his friends, family and city, and find a way to repair it…or risk losing those he loves most forever! SEP170295

GREEN LANTERNS #34 & 35 $2.99 Page 93
Tim Seeley, Ronan Cliquet, Matt Santorelli, and Carlo Bareri
“Work Release” part two! Finding new jobs and personal growth take a back seat to a rescue mission when Simon and Jess are assigned to evacuate a planet falling into its sun. SEP170297 [One of the Green Lanterns in the book is lesbian. She appeared under Sam Humphries time as writer. Will she continue to appear?]

“Oh Bolphunga, Where Art Thou?” Seeking protection, Bolphunga the Unrelenting seeks out his one-time foes the Green Lantern Corps. But can Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz trust a criminal who just left imprisonment in the Green Lantern Corps’ Sciencells? SEP170299

GREEN LANTERNS: THE FIRST RINGS Vol 4 TP $14.99 Page 129
Sam Humphries, Ronan Cliquet, and various
Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz venture into space to train with the Green Lantern Corps! But will they reach their destination when Jessica is jettisoned out of transluminal travel and forced to find her way through the void of space? Meanwhile, the Corps agrees to work with the Sinestro Corps to protect the universe, one Green and one Yellow per sector. So what does this mean for Sector 2814–and Simon and Jessica’s partnership? Collects issues #22-26. SEP17040

HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #2 $3.99 Page 114
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, and Laura Braga
It’s her (father’s) party and she’ll cry if she wants to, because Veronica and Betty’s killer costume idea was stolen by two crashers from Gotham City! Of course, she can’t know that she’s facing off with the real Poison Ivy, or that Betty’s about to get bopped by Harley Quinn herself. Whoops! SEP170358

HARLEY QUINN #31 & 32 $2.99 Page 95
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Timms, and Chad Hardin
“Vote Harley” part finale! It’s all come down to this: Harley and her adversary, Mayor DePerto, have trotted out every dirty trick in the book…and now it’s up to the people to decide who will lead New York City into the next decade! No matter who wins, let’s be honest with each other: it might be time to consider moving to L.A.! SEP170304

‘Aftermath’! In the wake of the election, Harley’s life has changed forever…so what do her friends in Coney Island have to say about it? And speaking of those friends…this issue also begins a new ‘Secret Origins’ backup feature! Learn the unspoken histories behind Harley’s rapidly expanding cast of characters, starting with the lovesick merc with a mallet, Red Tool-whose past might actually be our future! SEP170307

HARLEY QUINN BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR #1 SPECIAL $4.99 Page 112
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin
If you thought you’d seen all the mayhem Harley was capable of unleashing with the help of an all-powerful genie and infinite wishes…well, we wish you’d known better! This oversize special presents the Loot Crate-exclusive story as a stand-alone comic, available in comics shops for the first time ever, with an additional eighteen (18!) pages of brand-new story and art by Amanda Conner! SEP170352

HELLBLAZER #16 $3.99 Page 98
Richard Kadrey and Davide Fabbri
“The Bardo Score” part one! Another one of John’s magician friends has died–with a smile on his face and the words “thank you” scrawled in his own blood beside him. He wants to nail the killer and get revenge. But it happened in San Francisco so, above all, he wants to go home before he drinks himself to death in that loathsome city. SEP170313

INJUSTICE 2 #13 & 14 $2.99 Page 117
Tom Taylor, Juan Albarran, and Daniel Sampere
As the world reacts to the devastating assault on Washington, D.C., Batman and his team recover from the physical and mental wounds from the disastrous attack on Ra’s al Ghul’s base. Bruce Wayne comes under the scrutiny of an angry U.S. government and Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) assumes an important new role. SEP170358

INJUSTICE 2 ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 117
Tom Taylor, Marco Santucci, and Bruno Redondo
“Paradise Lost.” Ever since the overthrow of Superman’s regime, Wonder Woman — his most trusted ally — has been held a prisoner on her native Themyscira. How did she come to this low point? What is it about the Wonder Woman of this world that made her so very different from any other incarnation and susceptible to Superman’s brutal, world- conquering vision? When was love lost and when did the greatest heart harden? The tragic story is told here. SEP170368

INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO TP VOL 1 $16.99 Page 133
Christopher Sebela, Brian Buccellato, Pop Mhan, and various
Iunjustice: Ground Zero bridges the gap between the Injustice and Injustice 2 video games with a new perspective–through Harley Quinn’s eyes! As heroes from a parallel Earth arrive to tip the balance against Superman’s regime, Harley’s determined to cause her own brand of mayhem with the Joker Clan! This first hardcover of the new series includes issues #1-6. SEP170415

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #18 & 19 $2.99 Page 96
Steve Orlando and Hugo Petrus
“Surgical Strike” part one! After Batman leaves the team, 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. SEP170308

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 97
Steve Orlando and Kelley Jones
Lobo’s secret — revealed! Only Batman has known why Lobo is in the JLA — until now! The Main Man’s secret is laid bare when he recruits Black Canary alone for a mission into deep space to take on one of the nastiest bastiches the galaxy’s ever known. But will this be a one-way trip for Canary? Legendary artist Kelley Jones joins series writer Steve Orlando to find out in what promises to be one of the greatest Lobo epics ever told! SEP170312

NIGHTWING #32 & 33 $2.99 Page 99
Tim Seeley, Miguel Mendonca, and Javi Fernandez
“Raptor’s Revenge” part three! Nightwing and Blockbuster are forced into becoming allies as Raptor’s plans grow more sinister. Raptor’s influence is extending rapidly as he begins to convince members of the Run-Offs that Nightwing isn’t the hero he promised to be, and he must be punished for it. , SEP170317

“Raptor’s Revenge” part four! The streets of Bludhaven are burning. Raptor is punishing Nightwing for rejecting him. Nightwing must rally the city and the Run-Offs and hope that Blockbuster’s hatred of him doesn’t outweigh his loyalty to the people of the Blud. SEP170319

RAGMAN #2 $2.99 Page 120
Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda
When a pair of demons attack Rory’s father in order to get to the Suit of Souls, Rory jumps into battle head-on. But with little practice using the suit, Rory gets tangled in a web of nightmares. As Rory is forced to face his own inner demons he must fight his way out, both physically and mentally, in order to save his father. SEP170373

SUPERGIRL #15 $3.99 Page 101
Steve Orlando, Jody Houser, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques
“Plain Sight”! This public service announcement is brought to you by the Department of Extranormal Operations! You saw how Supergirl hid a murderer underneath National City right before our eyes. What other dangerous secrets is she hiding? She is not human, and therefore, she cannot be trusted. D.E.O. agents will be stationed at every school to ensure their safety! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. SEP170325

SUPERWOMAN #16 $2.99 Page 104
Kate Perkins and Stephen Segovia
“The Midnight Hour” Part two. part two! When the deadly new villain Midnight threatens Metropolis, Superwoman must turn to the one woman she thought she would never turn to on the field of battle again: Lois Lane. But there’s a sinister, personal connection between Lana Lang and her new villain…one that threatens to end Superwoman once and for all. SEP170336

TEEN TITANS #14 $3.99 Page 105
Ben Percy and Khoi Pham
“The Return of Kid Flash “! Kid Flash agrees to come back to the team on one condition: a face-to-face apology from Robin! Can Damian swallow his pride and admit that firing Wally was a mistake? Or will his bruised ego spell the end of the Teen Titans once and for all? SEP170338

WILD STORM #9 $3.99 Page 121
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
Angie Spica is given access to Jacob Marlowe’s secret lab, and discovers a treasure trove of technologies and sciences strange, ancient and alien. In this underground hold, she begins the process of fixing herself–and, perhaps, even evolving herself. In another hidden room, Jackie King and her team at IO begin planning a covert cyberwar attack against Skywatch–something even her own boss doesn’t know she’s doing. SEP170378

WONDER WOMAN #32 & 33 $2.99 Page 1020
James Robinson, Carlo Pagulayan, and Emanuela Lupacchino
“Children of the Gods” part three! part three! Wonder Woman and her brother, Jason, finally come face-to-face! But after years apart and little knowledge of each other, can the two see eye to eye? Does Jason want anything to do with his divine family? Or does he have another agenda entirely? SEP170344

“Times Past” part two. Raised on the Grecian isles, Wonder Woman’s long-hidden brother, Jason, tried to lead a simple life, running away from his birthright. But when Darkseid’s daughter, Grail, learns of his existence, will he be ready for the chaos she brings with her? SEP170346

WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #3 $3.99 Page 114
Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan
Conan saved the island princess he’s chained to, but even as Diana’s memories start to return, their situation grows ever more dire. For they learn the Corvidae are meddling in their fates, hoping to provoke a battle. And what these witches want, they are determined to get! Co-published with Dark Horse Comics. SEP170374

VERTIGO

EVERAFTER: UNSENTIMENTAL EDUCATION Vol 2 TP $16.99 Page 143
Dave Justus, Lilah Sturges, Mark Buckingham, and Travis Moore
These tales from issues #7-12 kick off with a special story illustrated by Fables’ Mark Buckingham, as Feathertop meets with Maddy to collect his newest and most volatile recruit from the Totenkinder Memorial School of Magic: a powerful Mundy turned Fable. Then, Tanner returns home to face the personal fallout from her professional choices. Plus, Bobby Speckland’s rescue attempt takes a shocking turn, and a young leader emerges as a new generation of hostages comes of age in oppressive darkness. SEP170444

YOUNG ANIMAL

DOOM PATROL #11 $3.99 Page 122
Gerard Way and Nick Derington
Doom Patrol fights Dada and someone becomes a mama. How did life and death become so intertwined? It’s Robotman versus a classic foe as Casey and Terry take us into a whole new territory we’ve never seen before. But could this newness also just be a whole lot of nothing? SEP170383 [Danny is featured in this series.]

IDW/ TOPSHELF

GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #2 $3.99 Page 162
Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell
“What Dreams May Come, Part 2!” The hot new evil in town is terrorizing Manhattan and feeding off the population’s fears in order to grow even more powerful. With a big bad growing by the second in scope and ambition, our heroes find themselves caught in nightmares based on their own fears… and their pasts! This is it! Don’t miss the ladies from the 2016 film in their very own series! Want to see what our ladies fear most? Here’s your first and best chance! You don’t want to see what Kevin fears most. Oh, you do? Well, okay, but we tried to warn you! SEP170501

HALF PAST DANGER II DEAD TO REICHS #3 $3.99 Page 155
Stephen Mooney
Break In! The team must infiltrate the Japanese Chemical Warfare Division: Unit 731.
The prize: priceless intel on the Nazi pathogen. With the help of Ishi’s sister Emiko and with Spot the Deinonychus in tow, the daring raid is afoot. But something none of them expected lies in wait within… something big. SEP170477

INFINITE LOOP: NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH #3 $3.99 Page 155
Pierrick Colinet, Elsa Charettier, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
The entire timeline is at risk as desperate people turn to desperate measures. After all she’s been through, is Teddy still strong enough to save it, or will reality as she knows it be ripped apart? SEP170475

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS DIMENSIONS #1 $3.99 Page 167
Kate Leth, Sophie Campbell, and Tana Ford
Jem: Dimensions brings both new and beloved creators to the world of The Holograms! In a story by Kate Leth and Tana Ford, the Holograms throw a Dungeons and Dragons game night with Jerrica as the Dungeon Master, and even Synergy joins the fun! And in Sophie Campbell’s story, the Misfits (plus some NEW faces) take a break to go on a ski trip, when all hell breaks loose…and so does Pizzazz’s cat! This anthology book features 2 self-contained stories in each issue! Double the rock-n-roll fun! Welcome back Sophie Campbell to the world of Jem! SEP170522

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS OUTRAGEOUS ED HC Vol 2 $49.99 Page 166
Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell, and various
There’s still time for Synergy! The show must go on as the comic book adventures of Jem & the Holograms continue! Advance solicited for January release! Includes issues #11-23 of the comic book series! SEP170521

KID LOBOTOMY #2 $3.99 Page 152
Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler
“A Lad Insane, Part Two: Vile Bodies,” Failed rock star and medical guinea pig Kid Lobotomy apparently lies dying in America’s weirdest hotel: The Suites, where delusion is always your dirty one-night stand. Take a tour of the Lower Depths where dark creatures, warped memories, and the pretty, new artist-in-residence await. Grab your cockroach! Black Crown’s debut series continues! Includes a preview of Assassinistas, the new Tini Howard & Gilbert Hernandez miniseries! Letter columns, creator interviews, process pages & more! SEP170463

IMAGE

ANGELIC #2 $3.99 Page 205
Simon Spurrier and Caspar Wijngaard
“Heirs and Graces” part three. Stalked by the insane Fazecat, our heroes adventure through the ruins of an ancient conflict–unaware that a fresh war is brewing between their tribes back home. SEP170702

CROSSWIND #6 $3.99 Page 208
Gail Simone and Cat Staggs
“Bullets and Braces”. The shattering climax to this pulse-racing crime fantasy! Housewife Juniper Blue and hitman Cason Bennett have switched lives, and the answers to how that happened dangle before them at last–just as a team of professional killers descend on their suburban hideout. Who lives, who dies, and what name goes on the gravestones? Don’t miss the final twists and turns of this critically acclaimed series by 2017 Inkpot Award-winning writer Gail Simone! SEP170716

ETERNAL EMPIRE Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 194
Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn team up again with Eternal Empire, a fantasy epic! The Eternal Empress has waged war against the countries of Saia for over 100 years, and now her sights are set on the last country standing. But within the brutal Empire’s workforce, a young man and woman discover they share a synergistic power that could change the fate of the entire world. SEP170628

EVOLUTION #1 $3.99 Page 195
James Asmus, Jospeh Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it? Skybound unites writers James Asmus, Jospeh Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson and artists Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd to create a new global phenomenon in this oversized debut issue. SEP170638

MOONSTRUCK #5 $3.99 Page 221
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth
Wait, really? This is the end of the arc? No way, you can’t possibly wrap this up in one issue! Julie and Selena are in a fight! Chet doesn’t have their centaur butt back! Don’t tell me that horrible fox magician is getting away with this!! These must be an action-packed 22 pages, I’ll tell you that much. SEP170753

PAPER GIRLS #17 $2.99 Page 222
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
At last, the Paper Girls learn what the hell is going on. SEP170757

RAT QUEENS #6 $3.99 Page 223
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
“The Colossal Magic Nothing” part one. Having escaped the nefarious clutches of the insidious trickster Castiwyr, the Rat Queens return to Palisade with piles of gold and are in a mood to party. But Palisade has a new resident: a strange wizard that wishes to end the suffering of others. Forever. SEP170758

RINGSIDE #14 $3.99 Page 226
Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber
“Shoot” part four. Potential 2018 Eisner Award-winner for Most Brutal Beat Down in a Continuing Series! Find out why Ringside’s the ongoing premier series of choice for broken dreams and shattered spines! SEP170767

ROCKET GIRL: ONLY THE GOOD Vol 2 TP $16.99 Page 227
Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder
DaYoung Johansson was prepared to destroy her future…but time travel isn’t that simple.
Stranded in 1986, a teenage cop from a high-tech future vowed to hang up her helmet and jetpack. But past and present are still at war, and she’s being forced to grow up fast. As DaYoung pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home-an alternate reality version of 2013-shouldn’t exist at all. Collects issues #6-10. SEP170769

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER Vol 1 TP $16.99 Page 201
Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner, Nil Vendrell, and Mike Spicer
After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary Shirtless Bear-Fighter wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fist-fighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known! When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best…Punch those bears in the face! But all is not as it seems. Someone is manipulating Shirtless…and only by confronting the demons of his past can Shirtless hope to save his future! A heart-filled, hilarious tall tale for the ages…you don’t want to miss Shirtless Bear-Fighter!
Collects issues #1-5 SEP170681

SUNSTONE BOOK 2 HC $49.99 Page 233
Stjepan Sejic
It was a simple arrangement. Two friends would partake in BDSM sessions together. They had all they needed: the will, the toys, and the safe word. Sunstone. It means stop. But now as both taste the bitterness of unrequited love, they will need to find the words to say go. Collects Sunstone, volumes 4-5. SEP170786

UNDERWINTER FIELD OF FEATHERS #2 $3.99 Page 234
Ray Fawkes
Torn apart by the curse of feathers, a family careens toward a horrifying tragedy. Featuring lush, fully painted artwork by Ray Fawkes, named by Paste Magazine as one of the “Ten best comic artists of 2017.” SEP170791

WALKING DEAD #173 $2.99 Page 235
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“Final Fight”. Jesus is confronted on the road. SEP170794

WICKED + DIVINE #33 $3.99 Page 236
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
“Imperial Phase (II)” conclusion. There’s only one thing all Imperial Phases share. They end. Ours does too. SEP170798

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #791 $3.99 Page 41
Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen
“The Fall of Parker” part 3.Spider-Man and Mockingbird, flying in the air, K-I-S-S-I-N-G! The romance is blooming, but the Fall of Parker is at hand! Can down on his luck Peter Parker escape this latest conflict with his new relationship in one piece? SEP170910 [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

AMERICA #9 $3.99 Page 48
Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones
Exterminatrix part 2. Sotomayor University falls to Exterminatrix! Just what does the domineering dean have planned for America’s home base? With America in lockup, it’s up to Prodigy to find out! But only if he can stay under Exterminatrix’s radar which is gonna be pretty hard now that former ally and campus queen X’Andria is working for the enemy! How is America gonna fight her way outta this one? LEGACY heats up as the Midas Corporation expands its empire! SEP170920

ASTONISHING X-MEN #5 $3.99 Page 75
Charles Soule and Ramon Rosanas
“The Life of X!” continues. The Shadow King and Charles Xavier continue their twisted game in the astral plane, competing for the very lives of Gambit, Rogue, Old Man Logan, Fantomex, and Mystique. And back in the real world, this game is leaving lasting repercussions as Psylocke, Bishop, and Angel attempt to defend London from Shadow King’s psychic attacks. With two of their allies fallen, can Xavier rally his X-Men for one final push against their foe? SEP170958

BLACK PANTHER #167 $3.99 Page 39
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leonard Kirk
“Klaw Stands Supreme” part 2. The Black Panther’s greatest enemy springs his trap! And with T’Challa off fighting the former gods of Wakanda, who will come to Ayo and Aneka’s aid? And this is only the beginning. A cadre of villains returns as Wakanda comes to its knees! SEP170898

CABLE #151 $3.99
Ed Brisson and Jon Malin
“The Newer Mutants!” part 2. Someone is killing off members of an ancient group of mutants called the Externals But Cable’s crew of New Mutants are jumping through time to find the killer once and for all. And their investigation leads straight to the vampiric mistress Selene! SEP170936 [Will time traveling Cable enlist Shatterstar who came out thanks to Peter David or the version without any romantic interest in Rictor? Also, pansexual Doop.]

CHAMPIONS #14 $3.99 Page 41
Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos
“Worlds Collide!” part 4. The electrifying team up between the Avengers and the Champions continues! The High Evolutionary is on a suicide course — and he plans to take billions of people from two worlds with him! How can even the Champions and the Avengers together save an entire planet from destruction? SEP170901 [Viv is queer.]

CHAMPIONS: FREELANCER LIFESTYLE Vol 2 TP $19.99 Page 100
Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos
The world needs heroes, and they are the Champions! Ms. Marvel! Cyclops! Nova! Spider-Man! Viv Vision! And the Totally Awesome Hulk! They’re young and idealistic, and their movement is gaining speed — but the newly minted Champions will get a harsh dose of reality when they’re forced to throw down with the Freelancers! Plus: After what became of her family, Viv willingly shut down her emotions — but did her decision come at a price? And in the throes of Secret Empire, the Champions will see their world turned upside down! Broken up and scattered across the country, they still fight the good fight — but even if the world survives, the team will be divided. And by the time the conflict is over, the team’s lineup may surprise you! Collecting issues (2016) #6-12. SEP170997

DR STRANGE #381 $3.99 Page 20
Donny Cates and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
“Loki: Sorcerer Supreme!” part 1. Evil is everywhere and the world needs the Sorcerer Supreme more than ever. But is the world ready for Loki: Sorcerer Supreme? He has the cloak, the spells — he’s even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant (and possibly more?) — but is this the chance he needed to become a hero, or is the god of lies dangerously close to unlimited power? And what happened to Stephen Strange? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus Marvel Primer pages! SEP170847

GENERATION X #8 & 9 $3.99 Page 74
Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna
Spotlight on Monet! When we last found Monet St. Croix, she had merged with her vampiric brother, Emplate. Now, cursed with the hunger to feast on others…she has set her sights on Jubilee’s new class! SEP170956 [Bling is on the team.]

The return of Husk! That’s right, Paige Guthrie is back, y’all!! SEP170957

HAWKEYE #12 $3.99 Page 68
Kelly Thompson and Michael Walsh
Hawkeye’s latest showdown with Madame Masque has left her fed up with clones — and all of the shenanigans surrounding them. So when Laura Kinney, the All-New Wolverine, shows up in L.A. on the hunt for a mad scientist bent on creating an army of Wolverine clones, Kate volunteers the services of Hawkeye Investigations. SEP170944

HAWKEYE KATE BISHOP: MASKS Vol 2 TP $17.99 Page 104
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
Hawkeye finally gets a lead on the top-secret case that brought her to Los Angeles in the first place — but to solve this mystery, Kate Bishop will have to take a good hard look at who she is and where she came from. Is she really ready to face the ghosts of her past? Maybe fixing things for a young client with oddly similar problems will help her fix herself! Probably not, though. At least she’ll get to punch through her frustrations courtesy of the Worst. Fight. Club. Ever. But when her friends get in trouble and need a helping hand from Hawkeye, she always comes through — right? So when she doesn’t, something must be really off. Who is this fake Kate, and what has she done with the real deal? Collecting issues (2016) #7-12. SEP171003

ICEMAN #7 $3.99 Page 46
Sina Grace and Robert Gill
“Champions Reassembled” part 2. The original Champions have re-assembled! Will they be enough to protect Los Angeles from a swarm of rogue, haywire Sentinels Even in L.A., all eyes are on Bobby – how will he fare as a leader? SEP170934

MS MARVEL #24 $3.99 Page 62
G Willow Wilson and Diego Olortegui
“When Ms Marvel Met Red Dagger…” As a runaway train barrels through New Jersey, MS. MARVEL and RED DAGGER will need to learn how to work together if they want to prevent disaster! But will their shared history prove to be a stumbling block for the two heroes? Sparks will fly! SEP170950 [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.]

MS MARVEL: MECCA Vol 8 $17.99 Page 99
G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla, and Diego Olortegui
The malleable Ms. Marvel continues her hero’s journey as an enemy from her past begins targeting those closest to her — a challenge that calls into question everything about her. Not just as a super hero, but as a human being! Who can Ms. Marvel trust when everyone in Jersey City is against her? As Kamala’s life hangs in the balance, a new crimefighter moves in on her turf. Will Ms. Marvel welcome the help — or will her nose be pushed out of joint? Things get tough for the shape-shifting, size-swapping sensation! Plus: Bruno may be far away at a prestigious school in Wakanda, but even thousands of miles from his former best friend, Kamala Khan, adventure still finds him! Collecting issues (2015) #19-24. SEP170995

POWER PACK #63 ONE SHOT $3.99 Page 36
Devin Grayson and Cresta
“Where Is Power Pack? In a twist of fate, four children gained incredible powers. And in a universe full of war-hungry aliens and terrorizing gangsters, they would need them. Thus Power Pack was born! But when an enemy from the past rears its head again, the youngest Power finds herself in a body-snatching nightmare! Big brother Alex better come around — or Katie is toast! A never-before-told adventure comes to light as Katie Power revisits family history! SEP170889

ROYALS #10 $3.99 Page 37
Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
“Fire From Heaven” part 2. Trapped with no ship, no plan, and no hope, the Royals continue their mission to steal the future from their gods! Inside the endless city-mind guiding the World Farm, the Royals get their first look at a Progenitor — parent-race to the Kree and the Inhumans. Daddy’s here… and he’s angry. SEP170918 [Swain is lesbian and Noh-Varr (aka Marvel Boy) was said to have had some sort of same sex experimentation in Kieron Gillen’s Young Avengers.]

RUNAWAYS #3 $3.99 Page 67
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
The Runaways’ recruitment road trip stops at Pomona College, where Karolina Dean is finally happy. Chase, Nico and Gert have nothing to lose: What do they have to offer the Runaway who grew up? And how much do the Avengers know about what Chase is keeping in his backpack? SEP170954

RUNAWAYS: DEAD END KIDS Vol 8 TP $14.99 Page 110
Joss Whedon and Michael Ryan
The kids start running in a different direction, courtesy of superstar writer Joss Whedon! Rebellious teens Nico, Chase, Karolina, Molly, Victor and Xavin are survivors. All children of super villains, they turned against their evil elders to become amateur super heroes. But when the authorities chase them out of Los Angeles, the Runaways forge an uneasy alliance with East Coast crime boss Kingpin, placing them on a collision course with the killer vigilante Punisher. The ensuing disaster hurls the kids a century backward in time, trapping them in 1907 New York — home of child labor, quaint technology and competing gangs of super-folk known as “Wonders.” Can the Runaways escape a super-powered war on the streets of New York and get back to the future? Find out in a timeless tale of comedy, romance and old-fashioned heroism! Collecting issues (2005) #25-30. SEP171011 This is a new printing.

SHE-HULK #159 $3.99 Page 18
Mariko Tamaki and Jahnoy Lindsay
“Jen Walters Must Die”! part 1. The Leader is back and he’s using his gamma-enhanced super-intelligence to strike at She-Hulk! But how do you hurt an almost indestructible She-Hulk? By turning Jen against Herself! Plus: Includes 3 bonus Marvel Primer pages! SEP170842

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #26 Page 68
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
In this special standalone issue, Squirrel Girl has convinced, cajoled, and otherwise induced her friends in the Marvel Universe to make comics of their own! For the very first time, find out what kind of comics your favorite Marvel characters would really make! Will Tony Stark write author-insert coffee-shop alternate-reality comics where everyone talks up how great he is? It seems likely, and yet, he has given us something even crazier to publish! Featuring tons of special guest artists, including a legendary comic strip artist making his Marvel debut! This unique view of both Squirrel Girl and the Marvel Universe is sure to make readers laugh, turn the page, read a bit, see a new joke, and then laugh again! It may also make readers say, “Oh my gosh you’ve gotta read this comic; I’m so glad I purchased it at my local comic-book store and will definitely patronize them again in the near future!!” No other comic is making this explicit promise this month, so in our opinion you should definitely order our talking squirrel comic book. SEP170943 [Koi Boi is transgender.]

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL Vol 3 HC $34.99 Page 90
Ryan North, Will Murray, Erica Henderson, and Zac Gorman
When Squirrel Girl takes Nancy to visit her parents in Canada, what could possibly go wrong? If you guessed “nothing,” guess again! Things get real crazy real quick, resulting in the team-up you’ve been waiting for: Squirrel Girl and Ant-Man! Back at Empire State University, life returns to its regular routine — until a fistfight breaks out! A big one! And Doreen scores a new Flying Squirrel suit that would render her even more unbeatable, if such a thing were scientifically possible! But will it only make her more desirable to a new villain who wants to mold her into the perfect minion? Plus: As Squirrel Girl heads to the Negative Zone, Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk and Brain Drain must keep the city safe! What could go wrong? Collecting issues (2015B) #12-21. SEP170985

US AVENGERS #12 $3.99 Page 35
Al Ewing and Paco Diaz
“Cannonball Run!” part 2. Glenbrook goes to war and the U.S.Avengers are caught in the middle! But do they side with humanity — or the alien invaders? It’s a final battle for the soul of America — over a million light-years from Earth! SEP170924

X-MEN BLUE #15 & 16 $3.99 Page 33
Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, and Thony Silas
“Mojo World” conclusion! In Mojoworld, Jean Grey and her X-Men teammates take the fight to Mojo! But Mojo’s there with a hometown advantage, so this fight is far from over. Can the X-MEN prevail and stop the absolutely absurd Mojo-ification of midtown Manhattan? SEP170929

“Cross Time Capers!” part 1. What do you get you get when you mix five time-displaced teens, a time machine and one fractured timeline? You get Jean Grey, Scot Summers, Bobby Drake, Hank McCoy, and Warren Worthington III — impromptu time cops! SEP170931

 

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