LGBT Previews October 2017 Part 2

Do you love Ghostbusters from last summer? Have you watched it enough times that you can impersonate Holtzmann? Do you want new adventures starring Abby, Patty, Erin, and Holtzmann? You’re in luck because Kelly Thompson is the writer behind a new Ghostbusters series coming from IDW in October! The first pair of series helmed by Shelly Bond’s Black Crown imprint for IDW are also due out that month too. Both Black Crown Quarterly and Kid Lobotomy look to be in the same vein as Vertigo once upon a time. Lots of trades out this month, too!

Oh, and the crossover you thought you’d never see from DC and Archie as Betty and Veronica meet Poison Ivy and Harley!

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!

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DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #8 $3.99 Page 49
Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
Shadow meets with the proprietors of Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor. Mr. Ibis offers Shadow work-only as long as he is not squeamish. Shadow reluctantly agrees, and Mr. Jacquel assures him that in their line of work, the dead stay dead . . . but is this morbid guarantee enough to tempt Shadow’s guilty conscious over the edge?

BANDETTE: PRESTO HC Vol 1 $14.99 Page 65
Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, and various
A costumed teen burglar by the nomme d’arte of Bandette and her group of street urchins find equal fun in both skirting and aiding the law, in Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s enchanting, Eisner-nominated series! But can even Bandette laugh off the discovery of a criminal plot against her life? Collects issues #1-#5 of the acclaimed MonkeyBrain digital series, plus tons of extras! (OFFERED AGAIN)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 11 #12 $3.99 Page 60
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
In the season finale, with the lives of both humans and magical beings hanging in the balance, the battle between Buffy-once again the Chosen ONE-and the Big Bad comes to its zenith . . . And the world will never be the same!

ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #22 $3.99 Page 59
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
Only three issues left to go in the Final Quest story, and the peril ramps up to levels never before reached in ElfQuest. Out on the open waters, the Wavedancers renew their efforts to keep the seas free of human warships that carry deadly weapons. Yet even as the invaders press closer and closer to the sacred Father Tree, there is time for final farewells, for new lives beginning and old lives ending, as the Palace of the High Ones makes ready to depart the World of Two Moons . . . forever?

ONLY END OF THE WORLD AGAIN HC $14.99 Page 48
Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
This fantasy story blending the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and Roger Zelazny features an adjustor who recently sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this adaptation by P. Craig Russell, Troy Nixey, and Matthew Hollingworth. Faithfully adapted from the original text!

ZODIAC STARFORCE: CRIES OF THE FIRE PRINCE #4 $3.99 Page 56
Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
It’s the final showdown between the Zodiac Starforces and the demon Pavos! The US and UK teams must set aside their differences to defeat the demon, but a surprise attack leaves them reeling . . . and one member down.

DC

ACTION #989, 990 & 991 $2.99 Page 72
Rob Williams and Viktor Bogdanovic
“The Oz Efect” part three! The startling revelation of Mr. Oz’s origin has stopped the Man of Steel dead in his tracks. With Superman distracted by disasters looming around the world, Mr. Oz has the time to confront Lois Lane. [Maggie Sawyer has returned to Metropolis.

“The Oz Efect” part four. If Superman refuses to join Mr. Oz’s cause, maybe Superboy will! The mysterious villain hits Superman where it hurts when Oz and Jon join forces. But the stakes are raised when the Last Son of Krypton is forced to choose between his son and saving his adopted home planet.

“The Oz Efect” part five! After being revealed as [REDACTED], Mr. Oz makes his last moves against the Man of Steel and his family and leaves the Man of Tomorrow wondering what other secrets and lies await him in the future as “The Oz Effect” comes to a close.

BATGIRL #16 $3.99 Page 74
Hope Larson and Chris Wildgoose
“Summer of Lies” part three! Batgirl and Nightwing thought Mad Hatter was the worst of their problems, but when the true identity of the mysterious villain hunting them is revealed, they realize the trap set for them was years in the making…and it may be inescapable!

BATMAN LOST #1 $4.99 Page
Scott Snyder, Olivier Coipel, and Bengal
Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, Batman must face his greatest fears!

BATMAN THE SHADOW THE MURDER GENIUSES HC $24.99 Page 127
Steve Orlando, Snott Snyder, Riley Rossmo, Denny O’Neil, Irv Novick, and Dick Giordano
While investigating the murder of a Gothamite, Batman identifies his prime suspect as Lamont Cranston…but there are two problems with that. One, Batman is not aware of Lamont’s alter ego as the master detective known as the Shadow. Two, and more importantly, Cranston seems to have died over half a century ago! The Shadow was a major influence of the Batman himself and now appears in this incredible six-issue miniseries. Collects Batman/ The Shadow #1-6 and a story from Batman annual #1.
– Check out the upcoming Shadow/ Batman mini series written by Orlando and published by DE

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 $3.99 Page
James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo
As the events of Dark Knights: Metal rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

BATWOMAN #7 $3.99 Page 78
Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, and Fernando Blanco
“Fear and Loathing” part two. Stranded together in the Sahara, Batwoman could only count on her mutual-survival pact with her father to hold for so long…so it’s not exactly a surprise when he turns on her! But it IS a surprise just what villain from Batwoman’s past has been keeping an eye on them both: Prime!

BATWOMAN: THE MANY ARMS OF DEATH Vol 1 TP $16.9 Page 121
Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Steve Epting, Stephanie Hans
The newest chapter of Batwoman’s crime-fighting career begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Collects issues #1-6 and Batwoman: Rebirth #1.

BLUE BEETLE #14 $3.99 Page 79
Christopher Sebela and Thony Silas
New creative team! Following recent events in El Paso, Jaime and his friends decide to take a spontaneous road trip through the desert. But the scarab still exerts its influence, and inevitably, it will to lead Jaime into danger, this time in the form of a U.F.O. Will Jaime be forced to reveal his identity as Blue Beetle to his new girlfriend?

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #3 & 4 $3.99 Page 111
Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage
Battles are lost and battles are won, but the war continues into 1943. Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy don the uniforms of the Wonder Girls to protect the American home front.

Clayface is on the loose! How can Wonder Woman protect Cassie Sandsmark, Donna Troy and their friends and family from danger if Clayface can disguise himself as anyone in the camp–including Wonder Woman herself?!

DARK DAYS THE FORGE & THE CASTING DIRECTORS CUT #1 $7.99 Page
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Andy Kubert, and Various
The road to Dark Knights: Metal began with Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting! Now, these two top-selling specials are presented again in this new Director’s Cut edition! As The Forge begins, Aquaman, Green Lantern and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! And in The Casting, The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. This Director’s Cut includes never-before-published extras!

DEATHSTROKE #24 $3.99 Page 81
Christopher Priest and Diogenes Nieves
“Defiance” part three. As Kid Flash gets to know his new teammates, he soon discovers that Defiance is a team built on secrets and lies…but Kid Flash might be keeping the biggest secret of all! Meanwhile, a dangerous new threat emerges from the Far East and threatens to destroy Defiance before they even begin! [So, Jericho is in the book as an out gay…villain?]

DETECTIVE #966 & 967 $2.99 Page 82
James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela and Carmen Nunez Carnero
“A Lonely Place Of Living” part two! Tim Drake has been locked in Mr. Oz’s fortress–but now he’s free and roaming the prison while his captor faces off against the Man of Steel. But is he the only prisoner who’s been freed?!

“A Lonely Place Of Living” part three. It’s a race to save the future of Tim and his team as Red Robin tries to escape his prison outside of time and find his way back to Earth.

DETECTIVE COMICS REBIRTH DELUXE HC BOOK 1 $34.99 Page 121
James Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett, Steve Orlando, and various artists
When an elite fighting force modeled after the Dark Knight invades his city, Batman assembles a team of his own: Batwoman, Tim Drake, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface. Then, a mysterious villain called First Victim appears and launches an assault on Batman and his team, forcing them to fight an enemy they know nothing about, who seems to have the support of an entire network of strange new foes! Collects issues issues #934-949.

FLASH #32 & 33 $2.99 Page 71
Joshua Williamson and Neil Googe
“Black Hole Rising”! While the Flash’s negative Speed Force powers begin to take their deadly toll on Barry Allen’s life, Black Hole begins its most audacious assault yet when the criminal outfit finally assumes control of S.T.A.R. Labs! [Captain Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple and make occasional appearances.]

“Justice Insurgence” part one. part one! After the harrowing events of Dark Knights: Metal #3, the Justice League has scattered around the world to find the only artifacts that can fight back against the invasion of the Dark Multiverse. The League thinks they know how to take back their world, but they are not prepared for who is standing in their way. The Seven Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse. All the brilliance of Batman, but none of the morals. Barry Allen, The Fastest Man Alive, is the first to get a taste of their plan, as Batman: The Red Death takes him on at the Fortress of Solitude.

GREEN LANTERNS #32 & 33 $2.99 Page 83
Sam Humphries, Carlo Barbieri, and Matt Santorelli
“House Party” Their trip through space and time complete, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz find themselves back home on Earth, but new family strife makes the duo wonder if the threats of the cosmos were less taxing than dealing with your siblings. [One of the Green Lanterns in the book is lesbian.]

“Work Release” Being a member of an intergalactic police force and the Justice League isn’t easy, but Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz face their most dire threats when they return to Earth and are forced to…get jobs?!

HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1 $3.99 Page 107
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, and Laura Braga
Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?! That’s the plan–after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a new campus. The only snag? A certain botany-obsessed super-villain. When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie, Harley, to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale’s most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she’s counting on some assistance–and the mayhem that ensues will probably work as well! DC Comics and Archie are proud to present the adventure of a lifetime for all these best pals. Their hijinks are brought to you by the real-life team-up of Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko, with art by Laura Braga!

HARLEY QUINN #29 & 30 $2.99 Page 85
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and John Timms
“Vote Harley” part three! Harley’s making some pretty unsavory alliances to keep her mayoral campaign humming…including drafting some of the worst villains from her Gotham City days! How will her New York friends react to that? Can they hold their noses and vote for someone who accepts campaign contributions from the Penguin?

“Vote Harley” part four! Harley actually might win this thing…which means Mayor DePerto’s backed in a corner–and there’s nothing more dangerous than that!

HELLBLAZER #15 $3.99 Page 186
Simon Oliver and Jesus Merino
“The Spirit Hunter” part finale! John has almost figured out who–or what–killed the clerk in such a gruesome fashion, but he’s got no idea how to stop their rampage. And now that the villains are literally making his dreams come true, will he have to learn to live with even more regrets?

INJUSTICE 2 #11 & 12 $2.99 Page 112
Tom Taylor, Juan Albarran, and Daniel Sampere
The siege of Ra’s al Ghul’s jungle stronghold builds to a fever pitch, with Batman ensnared by a furious Poison Ivy. The team frantically searches for the kidnapped children but Damian’s not about to let anyone rescue the man who means more to him than anyone.

The battle in Ra’s al Ghul’s complex reaches a tragic conclusion. Blue Beetle enters the fray and takes on the deadly El Diablo. Meanwhile, at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., things go horribly wrong. Has Batman made a serious tactical error?

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16 & 17 $2.99 Page 88
Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, and Joe Prado
“Crisis in the Microverse” part five! Ray Palmer, the original Atom, has crossed galaxies in search of the Ignition Point, the source of the microverse’s pain. But can Ray Palmer trust his team with the Ignition Point’s true nature while he’s so far from everything he knows and smaller than any human has ever been? Palmer’s only hope is a message in an atomic bottle first glimpsed in DC Universe: Rebirth #1!

“Crisis in the Microverse” finale. The Justice League–betrayed! Ray Palmer, the original Atom, said not everyone could be trusted in the microverse, and he meant it! By rescuing Palmer and finding the Ignition Point, has the Justice League doomed all reality? It’s the quantum conclusion the sci-fi epic that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: KINGBUTCHER Vol 2 TP $14.99 Page 123
Steve Orlando, Felipe Watnabe, and various
In these tales from issues #7-11, Batman and Xenos work on the Secret Sanctuary while the Ray and Vixen perform community outreach. But it’s not all fun and games for DC’s newest superhero team, as the Atom and Killer Frost face off against the Terrorsmith while Lobo and Black Canary come to blows in a casino caper. Then, while fighting the forces of the malevolent super-science outfit known as S.K.U.L.L., the League discover a secret valley deep in the Russian Tundra, home to Makson, a lone human male raised by fantastic creatures.

LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN ORIGINS TP $19.99 Page 129
Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future–and eventually her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood! Collects The Legend of Wonder Woman #1-9!

NIGHTWING #30 & 31 $2.99 Page 90
Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez, and Paul Pelletier
“Raptor’s Revenge” part one! Nightwing rejected Raptor’s offer to be his new protege. And since he escaped prison months ago, Raptor has been making his plans to show Nightwing that if he didn’t want Raptor as a mentor…he will get him as the worst enemy he’s ever had! Now, Raptor is back in Bludhaven with secrets and a plan that will tear the city apart–and could put Nightwing out of commission forever!

“Raptor’s Revenge” part two! Raptor’s wrath is rolling through the streets of Bludhaven, and every ally Nightwing has made there is under attack! He’ll have to make an awful pact with Blockbuster if he wants to save the city–a pact that will change the course of Nightwing’s destiny!

RAGMAN #1 $2.99 Page 110
Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda
After a failed mission to raid a tomb in the Israeli Desert, war veteran Rory Harper is plagued by the death of his partners. As Rory battles his guilt back in Gotham City, he discovers that what was in that tomb has followed him home, and it’s about to change his life. But as Rory begins his journey, an evil is invading Gotham City, and it wants what he’s discovered. A hero is born in this visionary reimagining of the Ragman mythos by writer Ray Fawkes and artist Inaki Miranda!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15 $3.99 Page 91
Scott Lobdell and Joe Bennett
“Bizarro Reborn” part two! As Batwoman and her team close in on the infamous Outlaws, Red Hood and Artemis must figure out what to do about Bizarro, whose new war on crime has taken a dark turn–is this the end of the Outlaws as we know them?

SUPERGIRL #14 $3.99 Page 93
Steve Orlando, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques
Supergirl meets the New Super-Man! To help get her amplified powers under control, Supergirl will need to travel to China and train under I-Ching and Kong Kenan for help. But when an international threat hits the city before her training is complete, is Supergirl ready to save the world?

SUPERWOMAN #15 $2.99 Page 96
Kate Perkins and Stephen Segovia
“Supermax” part two! It’s a clash of incredible power as Superwoman and Supergirl struggle to contain the might of Maxima! But with Maxima’s origin revealed, and a startling new villain looming on the horizon, do our heroes actually need to save Maxima…or be saved by her?

SUPERWOMAN: REDISCOVERY Vol 2 TP $16.99 Page 125
The super-family rallies around Superwoman as the reason her powers are killing her is revealed! Then, Superwoman is on the hunt for the man responsible for landing Natasha Irons’ father, Crash, in jail–the deadly Skyhook! But Steel is urging caution, and the three heroes are at odds over how much they can trust Crash’s motives. The true history of Steel’s family tree will be revealed as the group is torn apart. Collects SUPERWOMAN #8-13.

TEEN TITANS #13 $3.99 Page 97
Ben Percy and Mirka Andolfo
“Hard Target” Still recovering from the events of Dark Days: Metal, the Teen Titans decide they need a day off…but their plans are soon interrupted when the one and only Green Arrow demands that his younger sister Emiko join the team! Are the Teen Titans about to get a new member? Or will Emiko Queen be Damian’s undoing?

A VERY DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH CHRISTMAS TP $16.99 Page 126
Mariko Tamaki, Steve Orlando, James Tynion IV, Elsa Charrettier, and various
Celebrate the holidays with these tales from the DC Universe! Don’t miss a Hanukkah crisis for Batwoman, a Flash family Christmas, Wonder Woman interrupting John Constantine’s hellblazing pagan party and more–including the return of Detective Chimp! Collects DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1 Batman annual #1 and Harley Quinn #10.

WILD STORM #8 $3.99 Page 109
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
Jacob Marlowe told Angie Spica that he isn’t from around here. He is, in fact, from a long way away. And the story of how he and his friends got here is probably the oldest secret on Earth. The Wild Storm cosmology begins here. Also, nobody has stopped trying to kill Angie Spica, and I.O. Chief Analyst Jacklyn King just had the worst and most brilliant idea of her life.

WONDER WOMAN #30 & 31 $2.99 Page 100
Shea Fontana and David Messina / James Robinson and Carlo Pagulayan
“Children of the Gods” part two! Wonder Woman must find out who is targeting Zeus’ children before their sights are set on her! What kind of monster has the power to murder a demigod?!

“Times Past” part one. part one! Grail, the daughter of Darkseid, has been on a quest to restore her father to his full power and glory after the events of Darkseid War! She must challenge children of the gods to steal their energy for the almighty Darkseid. Will any hero of myth be able to withstand her onslaught?!

WONDER WOMAN: GODWATCH Vol 4 TP $16.99 Page 126
Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely, Mirka Andolfo, and various
Since the moment Wonder Woman arrived in our world, Godwatch has been waiting. But who are they, and what do they want? Diana’s journey to the truth that she’s been seeking since Rebirth continues here. Plus, when a girl’s soul is ripped from her body, Wonder Woman must travel through to Themyscira and free Ares! Collects issues #16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 and the story written by Greg Rucka from annual #1.

WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #2 $3.99 Page 114
Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan
Diana has escaped the Cimmerian gladiator’s arena, but she’s exchanged that battleground for an equally dire fate. Now she’s chained to Conan–the warrior who refused to fight–and they’ve been sold to a pirate’s crew! When their ship founders in a storm, a leap into shark-infested waters seems like the safest course… Co-Published with Dark Horse Comics

 -The Wonder Woman ’77 and Bionic Woman team up that came out earlier in the year written by Andy Mangels and from DE is collected in trade for October too. Find it over here.

VERTIGO

INVISIBLES BOOK 2 TP $24.99 Page 136
Grant Morrison, Jill Thompson, Phil Jimenez, Phillip Bond, and various
This new collection focuses on Lord Fanny’s past as a prostitute in Brazil, while King Mob leads the team in a search for the missing Jack Frost. And King Mob’s past as a mod superagent is revealed when he’s captured and tortured by his enemies. Collects The Invisibles #13-25.

YOUNG ANIMAL

DOOM PATROL #10 $3.99 Page 119
Gerard Way and Nick Derington
The world is going haywire, and it’s up to the Doom Patrol to save it from going to S#!%. Weird things continue to happen that only the Chief can (attempt to) explain. Plus, tap dancing, and secret origins revealed! [Danny is featured in this series.]

IDW/ TOPSHELF

ADVENTURES IN OZ HC Vol 2 $34.99 Page 175
Eric Shanower
In the marvelous Land of Oz, magic is always around the next corner. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and their many friends can’t stop plunging into one adventure after another. Wonder and magic abound in this oversized collection of “The Forgotten Forest of Oz,” “The Secret Island of Oz,” and “The Blue Witch of Oz,” by award-winning cartoonist Eric Shanower.

ADVENTURES IN OZ HC Vol 1 $34.99 Page 175
Eric Shanower
In the marvelous land of Oz, magic is always around the next corner. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and their many friends can’t stop plunging into one adventure after another. Wonder abounds in this collection by award-winning artist Eric Shanower. (OFFERED AGAIN)

BLACK CROWN QUARTERLY #1 FALL 2017 $6.99 Page 149
Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler, and Various
Everything you always wanted once a season is packed within these 48 pages including a two-sided pullout poster and a wraparound cover! Delight in regular continuing features like legit publications with literary pedigrees! It all begins with the 10-page regular lead feature, Tales From the Black Crown Pub starring Stacey the barmaid by Award-winner Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven). Recurring short features include Canonball Comics: an exquisite corpse that will not stay dead kicked off by Jamie Coe (Artschooled) and Swell Maps by respectably divine music journalist/novelist Cathi Unsworth. Plus: Space CUDets rejoice: Live from a posh retirement village for wannabee 4-hit wonders we have co-writers/bandmates Will Potter and Carl Puttnam and occasional artist Philip Bond. Plus: Special previews, creator interviews and behind the panel border secrets from Kid Lobotomy, Assassinistas, Punks Not Dead and much, much more!

GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #1 $3.99 Page 161
Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell
“What Dreams May Come, Part 1!” On a routine house call to dispose of a simple Class III spook, Abby, Patty, Erin, and Holtzmann encounter a truly terrifying Class VII that appears to be feeding on fear. Able to create illusions that prey on their greatest fears, and with designs on turning the world into its own nightmare dimension (‘natch!) our ladies may have finally met their match! This is it! Don’t miss the ladies from the 2016 film in their very own series! All-new hi-jinks and ghostly mayhem begins here! A perfect jumping on point for Ghostbuster fans both old and new!

HALF PAST DANGER II DEAD TO REICHS #2 $3.99 Page 182
Stephen Mooney
Agent Moss is back and she’s about to drop one hell of a Bombshell. The team reels at this revelation and realize that there’s only one man they can turn to as a result: the enigmatic ninja Ishikawa Minamoto.

INFINITE LOOP: NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH #2 $3.99 Page 182
Pierrick Colinet, Elsa Charettier, and Daniele Di Nicuolo
Teddy has discovered a little too much about the Doc’s shady activities, and he had her captured! She has just a few hours to find a way out before him and his ruthless goons hand her over to time-travel authorities.

KID LOBOTOMY #1 $3.99 Page 147
Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler
Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in Kid Lobotomy, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shape shifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation? Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, 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 change 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 his own sister–who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably. Kid Lobotomy is co-created/written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Tess Fowler.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE #15 $4.99 Page 158
Erik Burnham and Sophie Campbell
‘Karai’s Path,’ part 4. Tokyo is ablaze as a gang war spirals out of control. Karai returns with a secret weapon, but will she choose a path of peace or war? And what will that choice mean for the TMNT?

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ANGELIC #1 $3.99 Page 1201
Simon Spurrier and Caspar Wijngaard
“Heirs and Graces” part two. Meet the Complainer: a surly goth of the aquatic-mammal variety and the perfect companion for our adventurous winged-monkey heroine, Qora. Let’s go exploring!

BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE #5 $3.99 Page 202
Nyambi Nyambi, Elsa Charretier, Chris Visions, Saskia Gutekunst, and various
DeConnick & De Landro present: The Triple Feature! Patriarchy is the disease. We are the cure. Join the resistance with tales of appropriation, erasure, and feminist grannies…all with a healthy dose of backmatter. 100% Grade-A satire. Doctor approved, patient demanded.

CROSSWIND #4 $3.99 Page 206
Gail Simone and Cat Staggs
“Dancing in the Moonlight” The carefully concealed secret of Juniper and Cason’s attempts to fulfill each other’s lives unravels as the killer Crucifix targets them both for bloody revenge, and the mystery of how they were “crossed” in the first place is finally revealed as this thriller barrels towards an explosive conclusion!

MOONSTRUCK #4 $3.99 Page 219
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth
Julie and the gang go on the offensive to track down those horrible magic tricksters by going undercover. But can they outfox a fox? Like a literal fox? A literal fox who is a dark magician?? Oh man, honestly, I would cross my fingers for them if I were you.

PAPER GIRLS #16 $2.99 Page 20
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
The mind-bending, time-warping adventure continues as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988.

PAPER GIRLS DELUXE ED HC Vol 1 $34.99 Page 194
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson
From Brian K. Vaughan, New York Times bestselling writer of Saga, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous oversized deluxe hardcover is the perfect way to experience the first two storylines of the smash-hit series that The Chicago Tribune named one of the “Best Books of the Year.” In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this critically acclaimed story about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Collects issues #1-10, along with exclusive extras and a brand-new cover from Cliff Chiang!

RAT QUEENS: HIGH FANTASIES Vol 4 TP $14.99 Page 222
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
The Queens are back! Palisade is still a rat-infested hell hole, and Violet, Hannah, Dee, Betty, and the brand-new Queen, Braga are the only hope of saving it! It’s been a long time since they’ve done a good slaughter, so join them as they get back to the basics of killing monsters and drinking away the profits! This is a fresh, hilarious new take on the Rat Queens with new artist Owen Gieni! Collects Rat Queens vol. 2 #1-5

RINGSIDE #13 $3.99 Page 224
Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber
“Shoot” part three. The acclaimed ensemble drama takes a turn no one will see coming when Minotaur fights Minotaur for the sake of two men’s identities.

ROCKET GIRL #10 $3.99 Page 225
Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder
“Only the Good” The moment(s) everyone has been waiting for…present day and 1986 are going to go BIG BANG in the nuclear conclusion to Rocket Girl’s second arc.

SAGA #48 $2.99 Page 227
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Ghus and Squire have an adventure.

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #5 $3.99 Page 229
Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner, and Nil Vendrell,
This is it! The heart-stopping conclusion to the greatest comic saga of our time. It’s Shirtless vs. Brother Bear in a bear-chested, bear-knuckled fight to the death! Being the angriest man alive has gotten Shirtless far, but can it take him all the way?

UNDERWINTER FIELD OF FEATHERS #1 $3.99 Page 198
Ray Fawkes
New story. A family is torn apart by a terrible curse. This horrifying new volume in the world of the critically acclaimed Underwinter features lush, fully painted artwork by Ray Fawkes, named by Paste Magazine as one of the “ten best comic artists of 2017.”

UNDERWINTER SYMPHONY Vol 1 TP $9.99 Page 199
Ray Fawkes
When a fallen denizen of Heaven claws its way to Earth, four talented musicians are drawn into a web of perversion and violence in an attempt to stop it from bringing its curse to the entire living world. A new horror series begins here, by award-winning creator Ray Fawkes, author of Gotham By Midnight, Batman: Eternal, and Intersect. Collects issues #1 – 6.

WALKING DEAD #172 $2.99 Page 233
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“Hilltop Reborn” The Hilltop is rebuilt as other parts of the world are torn down.

WICKED + DIVINE #32 $3.99 Page 236
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
“Imperial Phase (II),” part four. It’s time for a “Wait-he’s doing what? But he’s…yes! No! Oh no! But then she did the-and WHATTAAATATAT? I think I’ll sit down and have a cup of herbal tea” issue.

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789 & 790 $3.99 Page 41
Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen
Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter – but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn’t easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to the Daily Bugle? And what happened to Parker Industries? [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.]

AMERICA #8 $3.99 Page 48
Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones
Exterminatirix part 1. Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, may have finally met her match. Introducing – the deadly and exotic Exterminatrix! Can America continue her hard-hitting journey to defend the multiverse against the oncoming warpath of Exterminatrix and the ominous Midas Corporation? It’s the start of a daring adventure as America gains all-new untested powers, and she’ll need them against the coming horde of villains!

ASTONISHING X-MEN #4 4.99 Page 75
Charles Soule and Carlos Pacheco
A monster is loose in London and his name is Logan. Psylocke, Bishop and Angel are all that stand between a mind-poisoned Logan and a mountain of corpses. Rogue and Gambit consider their options. Fantomex and Mystique get the party started. And somewhere, the Shadow King laughs and laughs.

BLACK PANTHER #166 $3.99 Page 13
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leonard Kirk
Black Panther’s greatest foe has returned – Ulysses Klaw is back and ready for war! Can T’Challa defeat the man who killed his father all while his country struggles to its feet? And as war looms, Wakanda’s gods have disappeared. Enter the Originators! The former gods are back — but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them?

BLACK PANTHER: AVENGERS OF NEW WORLD BOOK 4 TP $16.99 Page 97
Ta-Nehisi Coates and various
What’s next for the Black Panther? Eons ago — before Black Panthers, before Wakanda, before time itself — there were only the Orishas! The pantheon of gods and goddesses from which the world as we know it was manifested: Asali. Ogutemeli. Bast. But now, as Wakanda faces turmoil, they are silent. Where have all the gods of Wakanda gone? T’Challa means to find out, and he’ll commune with the spirits of Panthers past for insight. All roads lead to a man from his past — but first, T’Challa must deal with the mind-warping Doctor Faustus! And what could take him to New York’s most exclusive nightspot, Club Fenris? The Midnight Angels will face monsters of myth — but whose interests do they serve? And Storm of the X-Men is back in T’Challa’s life — but will it be for good this time? Collecting issues (2016) #13-18.

CHAMPIONS #13 $3.99 Page 25
Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos
The titanic clash between the Champions and the Avengers continues! Since they were old enough to say the word “Avengers,” the Champions have idolized Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Now the two teams are on equal footing — and the Champs must walk the walk alongside their former mentors! Will their experiences in Generations help them — or tear the two teams apart? [Viv is queer.]

DOCTOR STRANGE & SORCERERS SUPREME: TIME AFTER TIME Vol 2 TP $17.99 Page 100
Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez, and Nathan Stockman
Marvel’s craziest comic gets even more mind-bending! Betrayed by one of their own, Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme are banished to a dark dimension where everything is out to kill them! And you’re trapped with them! Can you and the Sorcerers escape this mazelike madness? Meanwhile, the gravity of Sir Isaac Newton’s actions reverberates in the present day – and puts him on a collision course with the Avengers! With Newton’s current power level, they don’t stand a chance. So it’s up to Strange and the gang to stop him from sending the world – and all of their own individual timelines – into chaos. One of the Sorcerers finds their life in the balance – and that puts the others through hell! When all is said and done, not everyone will make it home. Collecting issues 7 – 12.

GENERATION X #7 $3.99 Page 74
Christina Strain and Eric Koda
Morph, Kid Omega and Hindsight are trapped! Stuck in a villain-infested auction, the Gen Xers must destroy a priceless weapon, all without getting caught by the auctioneer, Kade Kilgore. No big whoop, right? [Bling is on the team.]

GENERATION X: NATURAL SELECTION Vol 1 TP $15.99 Page 104
Christina Strain, Amilcar Pinna, and Alberto Alburquerque
The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors, and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: Not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are just not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some will be lucky just to see another day in a world that hates and fears them. These are the students who should be kept out of harm’s way when the Purifiers target the campus. Or when a mutant-stealing monster has an all-too-familiar face. And who better to mentor lovable losers like Eye-Boy, Nature Girl and — wait, Quentin Quire? — through life out of the limelight…than perpetual sidekick Jubilee! But will her Generation X survive the experience?! Collecting issues #1-6.

HAWKEYE #11 $3.99 Page 68
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
Hawkeye’s personal beef with Madame Masque comes to a head when those closest to her are caught in the crossfire. But when dark secrets about her past come to light, Kate’s shaken to her core. Can Kate find the strength to face her demons? Or will this be the case that ends Hawkeye Investigations – and Kate herself – for good?

HULK #11 $3.99 Page 53
Mariko Tamaki and George Duarte
Jen Walters here, asking you to kindly pre-order your copy of HULK #11…or else I’ll come into your shop and rip up all of your issues of Astonishing X-Men #1! That last-page reveal won’t be so revealing when it’s in shreds on the floor…What? No, I’m not deflecting. Yes, the events of the last arc were challenging, but I’m fine…Listen, I just told you, I am fine. If you keep asking me, you’ll make me mad…and you won’t like me when I’m mad…

ICEMAN #6 $3.99 Page 46
Sina Grace and Robert Gill
Iceman, one of the most powerful mutants within the Marvel Universe, discovers his powers and his outlook on life evolving. He needs to lead the charge with a team who stand proudly by his side in the war to “protect those who can’t protect themselves.” Hercules, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, Darkstar, and Angel re-unite with Marvel’s fearless frozen fighter setting Iceman on an all-new path. As more unexpected enemies emerge, can Bobby mature into the warrior he’s destined to become? Hope he survives the experience!

MIGHTY THOR #700 $3.99 Page 35
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman,Walter Simonson, Oliver Coipel, Chris Burnham, and various
The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane’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, and no hammer can save her this time. It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!

MS MARVEL #23 $3.99 Page 62
G Willow Wilson and Diego Olortegui
Don’t miss Jersey’s newest crimefighter in this all-new arc! Shouldering the burden of saving Jersey City has felt especially heavy for Kamala Khan since her falling out with her lifelong best friend and pseudo sidekick, Bruno. Still, J.C. has always been her turf. So when a new hero moves into J.C., Kamala’s left conflicted… [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.]

ROYALS #9 $3.99 Page 37
Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez
If the Inhuman race was born of Kree experiments, then who made the Kree? Enter the Progenitors! Meanwhile the Inhuman Royal Family, led by Black Bolt and Medusa, are searching for the Prima Materia–the original Terrigen. But even if they find the chemical that will save their dying race…can they escape the revenge of its creators? It has been foretold that of the seven who left Earth, only six will return–and Medusa is already dying. Who will the Royals lose? [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 #2 $3.99 Page 67
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
The are back, but are they ever, ever, ever getting back together? Did Chase and Gert’s love survive their time apart? Have Karolina and Nico’s feelings made their friendship impossible? What emotional land mines lie in wait to destroy the Runaways?! And should we be more worried about those, or about the shadowy scientist watching them from a distance?

RUNAWAYS: LIVE FAST Vol 7 TP $14.99 Page 108
Brian K. Vaughan, Mike Norton, and Adrian Alphona
New beginnings! The Runaways say goodbye to the past and make hard decisions about their future. But still reeling from an encounter with the Young Avengers, the teenage heroes must now confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart! Collecting issues #19-24.1. This is a new printing while the Amazon link is for a previous edition.

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #25 Page 68
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
This is it! The climactic showdown between Squirrel Girl, a woman who can talk to squirrels, and Ultron himself, a killer robot who has ruthlessly defeated the Avengers on multiple occasions! And you may be thinking, “Holy crap I’m sold,” but let me tell you more: This entire battle takes place in the Savage Land, an area filled with dinosaurs! And now you may be thinking, “I’m so sold, good grief, just let me read this comic already,” but hold on some more, because there’s one more thing we need to tell you: Ultron is a T-Rex now It’s Doreen Green versus Dinosaur Robot Ultron, and Kraven the Hunter is there, too! Kraven is not a dinosaur, though. Man, we really should’ve made Kraven a dinosaur, too! Lesson learned for next time, I guess! [Koi Boi is transgender.]

US AVENGERS #11 $3.99 Page 35
Al Ewing and David Nakayama
The U.S. Avengers have a new mission–to find their missing teammate! Squirrel Girl, Red Hulk, Iron Patriot, and more head into outer space to find Cannonball! The search leads them to strangest planet of all…Glenbrook, U.S.A.! Home — and fiefdom — of Ritchie Redwood, America’s best loved teen! What shocking events will lead the U.S. Avengers to uncover the secrets of the seemingly idyllic planet of Glenbrook whose teenagers keep disappearing? And how will this lead them to Cannonball?

ULTIMATES 2: ETERNITY WAR Vol 2 TP $15.99 Page 100
Al Ewing, Aud Koch, and Travel Foreman
Secret Empire wreaks havoc on the Ultimates! As Steve Rogers makes his move, the team finds itself on the wrong side of his plans. With an existential threat in control of Earth, Galactus might be the planet’s last hope – but the Lifebringer has problems of his own! He’s facing the ultimate battle with his oldest enemy: Ego, the Living Planet! Meanwhile, the Eternity War ramps up as the Maker and the High Evolutionary join forces! They have a plan for the Multiverse – but whose side are they truly on? And as things get ever more cosmic, Galactus gathers his forces against the Dark Celestials for the final battle! Can Eternity withstand the might of the First Firmament, or does the embodiment of everything need help…from Outside? Plus: The Ultimates meet – the Ultimates?! Collecting Ultimates 2 (2016) #7-9 and #100.

X-MEN BLUE #13 & 14 $3.99 Page 33
Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina
The X-Men may have bitten off more than they can chew when the Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of Manhattan! Jean Grey and her team fight side by side with Kitty Pryde and her team…but can Mojo be defeated when he’s got the X-Men’s greatest hits weaponized against them? Or will an unlikely alley come to the rescue?

Continuing from X-Men Gold #14, Jean Grey and her team fight side by side with Kitty Pryde and her team! But can Mojo be defeated when he’s got the power of history on his side? It’s going to take one unlikely Mojoverse ally to help our heroes out!

X-MEN BLUE Vol 2 TP $17.99 Page 103
Cullen Bunn and various
The X-Men are caught up in Hydra’s Secret Empire! But what does the terrifying new landscape of the Marvel Universe mean for mutantkind? How will Jean, Cyclops, Beast, Angel and Iceman make their way in a world dominated by Hydra? What does Magneto have up his sleeve? And where exactly does Emma Frost fit into this new world order? As the Blue squad fights for survival, Cyclops must fight to free himself from a particularly hellish mindscape! Meanwhile, Hank McCoy continues to develop his penchant for magic – but where exactly did the Beast learn this skill, and will his teammates still want him around once his secret is out? And new recruit Jimmy Hudson struggles with an ultimate challenge all his own: Can he regain his memory with the help of his new friends? Collecting issues #7-12.

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