LGBT Previews Part 2 March 2018

Happy Wednesday, all y’all! Here’s part 2 of March’s Previews with comics and collections that might get your attention! Eternity Girl by Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew gets a 5 part mini from DC’s Young Animals. That’s Sonny’s art above. Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell return to adapting American Gods! Vita Ayala and Steve Orlando continue telling the story of enby Lee Serano in Supergirl. Jamie McKelvie turns in one helluva cover for Wicked + Divine! Say hello to a new New Mutants mini and a goodbye to America and Iceman and “hit the road, Jack” to artist Jon M*lin whose last contribution was last month. Oh, and now’s the time to order if you’ve been trade waiting on Runaways!

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

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

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DARK HORSE

AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #1 $3.99 Page 56
Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel! JAN180097

BTVS SEASON 11 GILES #2 $3.99 Page 70
Christos N. Gage and Rebekah Isaacs
High school life is a rough go for Rupert Giles-as if being a grown man living inside a teenage body wasn’t hard enough. Crushing on each other, Giles and his mysterious new friend, Roux, navigate around the bullies in the hallways while they investigate the school-wide threat and missing staff and students-which they are certain is connected to some kind of demon. JAN180124

EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY’S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #1 $3.99 Page 73
Adam Warren and Carla Speed McNeil
Trapped in the high-school hellscape’s cafeteria, Empowered and Sistah Spooky desperately battle the high-calorie threat of a ginormous junk-food elemental before facing off against a trio of Spooky’s vengeful ex-classmates, whose blonde manes have been infernally transformed into head-lopping Weapons of Magical Destruction! Off with their heads! JAN180132

MATA HARI #2 $3.99 Page 65
Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina
In the late 19th century, a woman was defined by the men in her life. From her bankrupt father to a lecherous headmaster, Margaretha Zelle was never destined to enter high society. This notorious woman who found fame and fortune as an exotic dancer is now imprisoned as a spy, being questioned by a French military interrogator, a man determined to get her confession. But battling the wills of the men who would try to control her is nothing new to the woman who became Mata Hari. JAN180112

DC

ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY Vol 2 HC NEW EDITION $75.00 Page 150
Mike Millar, Frank Quitely, and various
Collecting the entire second half of The Authority’s groundbreaking first series, this new edition of The Absolute Authority vol. 2 includes Mark Millar’s legendary run, presented in its unexpurgated form for the first time. From deposing monarchs to posing for magazine covers, from the heights of popularity to the bottom of the barrel, The Authority redefined the comic book super-team. This slipcased, oversized hardcover volume includes The Authority #13-29, The Auntority annual 2000 and stories from Wildstorm Summer Special! JAN180392

BATGIRL #21 $3.99 Page 99
Hope Larson and Scott Godlewski
After a series of attacks targeted toward women sweeps Burnside, Batgirl begins a thorough investigation to find the perpetrator. But she’s not the only one searching; Commissioner Gordon is on the hunt, too! Can this father-daughter duo put their differences aside long enough to crack the case? Find out in the team-up you’ve all been waiting for. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it! JAN180256

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #5 $3.99 Page 104
James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II
A Venom-charged Donnie wages a brutal, one-Turtle war on the Foot Clan. Batman has to stop him and remind him of who he really is; someone who uses smarts–not brawn–to take down the bad guys. Damian and Raphael pay a visit to the Lazarus Pit to try and help a wounded Splinter. Then Batman tries to turn a former foe into an ally as part of a desperate attempt to finally end the reign of Bane. JAN180266

BATWOMAN #13 $3.99 Page 108
Marguerite Bennett and Fernando Blanco
“The Fall of the House of Kane” part one! After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to her childhood home in Brussels, the site of her most brutal losses and memories. As the clock begins to tick on a new cycle of violence, Kate must overcome her haunted past to prevent an attack more terrible! JAN180273

BOMBSHELLS UNITED #13 & 14 $2.99 Page 110
Marguerite Bennett, Sandy Jarrell, and David Hahn
The Batgirls are back… but some will be called to leave Gotham City behind. Alysia and Felicity head for Hawaii to investigate the mysterious radio signals causing trouble across the world, but they find a new voice for the revolution! JAN180276

The islands explode with danger as a mysterious and malevolent radio signal mutates all who hear it! JAN180277

DEATHSTROKE #28 $3.99 Page 113
Christopher Priest, Diogenes Nieves, and Trevor Scott
“Chinatown” Finale. Deathstroke takes on China’s New Super-Man, the massively powerful Dr. Ikon and even members of his own team! It’s an action-packed climax that brings the events of the entire series full circle as both heroes and villains struggle with the question of how to stop the World’s Deadliest Assassin once and for all! JAN180281

DEATHSTROKE: DEFIANCE Vol 4 TP $14.99 Page 147
Christopher Preist, Diogenes Neves, and various
After emerging from the Speed Force a changed man, Slade Wilson takes aim at a life in service of justice. But when the world refuses to accept the new Deathstroke, Slade recruits a group of young heroes to join him, including former Teen Titans Kid Flash and Power Girl, his children Rose and Jericho and the bombastic Terra! But has Slade truly shed his villainous past? Find out as Deathstroke’s bold new direction begins here! Collects issues #21-25 and a story from the DC Universe Holiday Special #1. JAN180384

DETECTIVE #976 & 977 $2.99 Page 114
James Tynion IV and Javi Fernandez
“Batmen Eternal” part one! With his team completely shattered, Batman must confront Red Robin about the future of their partnership…if there even is one! JAN180283

“Batmen Eternal” part two! Batwoman has reunited with her father, and leadership of the Colony is in her hands…but should she take it? And if she does, what is she supposed to do about a problem like Batman?, JAN180286

DETECTIVE: A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING Vol 5 TP $16.99 Page 146
James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows, and
Where in the world is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads…escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out who is locked in there with him, Tim’s world will change in ways he never imagined! Collects issues #963-968. JAN180383

EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #3 $3.99 Page 139
Mark Russell and Mike Feehan
On Broadway, there’s always more drama off the stage than on. Snagglepuss navigates a world of love affairs, intrigue, and backstage backstabbing the best he can, aware that he holds the careers and lives of others in his paw. JAN180362

FLASH #42 & 43 $2.99 Page 115
Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico
“The Perfect Storm” part four! The Flash teams up with an unlikely ally as the fight for Central City rages on. Meanwhile, Grodd sinks his telepathic teeth into the Flash Family as he tries to finish Barry Allen once and for all!
32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99, JAN18028

“The Perfect Storm” part five! With the Flash Family hot on his heels, Barry takes the fight to Grodd. If he’s going to survive, he’ll need to steal his powers back and stop Grodd by any means necessary! JAN180289

GREEN LANTERNS #42 & 43 $2.99 Page 118
Tim Seeley and Kenneth Marion
“Inhuman Trafficking” part three!
Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz have tracked the criminal ring to a religious organization buried deep in the Horsehead Nebula. What does the Order of the Steed need with superheroes from Earth–and will Simon and Jess get stampeded in the process? [During writer San Humphries run he included a Green Lantern who is lesbian. It’s uncertain if she continues to be in the cast.] JAN180295

“Inhuman Trafficking” part four! As Simon and Jess try to ward off the encroaching members of the Order of the Steed, High Rider Grieva enacts her plan with the Earth heroes. With the power of hundreds of superheroes coursing through their leader, the Order of the Steed make their final march against the universe! JAN180297

HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #6 $3.99 Page 121
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, and Laura Braga
The Gotham City girls are heading back to Riverdale after making a brief detour to Sabrina’s house. With any luck, they’ll get home before the real super-villains manage to cause any more trouble at the future home of Lodge’s Sweetwater Centre. And before Ronnie’s reputation is ruined by Ivy’s scholarly pursuits! JAN180307

HARLEY QUINN #39 & 40 $2.99 Page 120
Frank Tieri, Inaki Miranda and Mirka Andolfo
“Angry Bird” part three! So far, Harley’s been able to take everything the Penguin threw at her in their war to keep him out of New York City–but he’s been holding one of Gotham City’s vilest villains in reserve! How will Harley keep her cool when the Penguin unleashes that frosty fiend, Mr. Freeze? JAN180303

“Angry Bird” part four! After the death of Mason Macabre, Harley refuses to put any more of her friends in harm’s way…but what happens when they just won’t stay out of it? Does Harley’s vow to keep them safe extend to getting herself killed? Or will she accept a little help from her friends? JAN180305

HELLBLAZER #20 $3.99 Page 122
Tim Seeley and Davide Fabbri
“The Good Old Days” part two! Margaret’s association with Father Day is no longer the worst part of John’s return to London. It seems the Church is worried by the rumors of demonic possession, and they’ve sent someone to investigate…Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress. JAN180309

IMMORTAL MEN #1 $2.99 Page 89
James Tynion IV and Jim Lee
“The End of Forever” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years–but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope–an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival–but will Conquest get to him first? This issue is resolicited. If you placed an order it has been canceled and you will have to reorder if you want. JAN180238

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26 & 27 $2.99 Page 124
Steve Orlando, Miguel Mendonca, and Hugo Petrus
“New Life and Death” part finale! As the battle for the soul of Angor rages on, Batman and Black Canary face Lord Havok and his mad army of loyal servants. But it will be up to the Adjudicator to decide who will have any say over Angor’s rebuilding–and who will die!JAN180317

“Dawn of Time” part one! Chronos has spent his criminal career being defeated by Ray Palmer and the Justice League. But now he’s discovered a way to beat them: by traveling back in time to stop the concept of super heroes from ever coming to be, because a world without the Justice League is a world he can rule! How can the team follow him through the timestream to stop his mad plan? JAN180319

NIGHTWING 40 & 41 $2.99 Page 127
Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang
“The Untouchable Deep Dive!” He’s already been shot and stabbed, and there’s no end in sight for Nightwing as he’s forced to face off against the League of Limousine Assassins in the Silver Springs Casino! Meanwhile, the Judge’s rise to power culminates with his most explosive move yet. JAN180326

“The Untouchable Final Judgment!” The Untouchable reaches its pulse-pounding conclusion as Nightwing corners his nemesis. Will the Judge find a way to corrupt the most incorruptible man in Bludhaven, or will Nightwing find a way to bring hope back to his adopted city and stop the Judge’s reign of terror? JAN180328

RAGMAN #6 $2.99 Page 128
Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda
After making the ultimate sacrifice, Ragman has fallen right into Z’Dargill’s trap. With the help of his friends’ spirits, Ragman must will himself to return to the battlefield and defeat Z’Dargill once and for all. The epic finale of Ragman is here! JAN180330

SUPERGIRL #19 $3.99 Page 131
Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala, and Jamal Campbell
In his search to write a CatCo piece on the truth about Supergirl, Ben Rubel interviews a young kid named Lee Serano, who recently became friends with the Girl of Steel. As Lee struggles with their parents and bullies at school for acceptance as non-binary, Supergirl is caught between punching her way through the problem and standing beside Lee as a symbol of hope. JAN180338

SUPERGIRL: GIRL OF NO TOMORROW Vol 3 TP $14.99 Page 149
Steve Orlando, Robson Rocha, and various
Emerald Empress’ attack on Supergirl begins as her new Fatal Five assembles. Empress’ plan to destroy Supergirl’s present to preserve her future goes into full swing as Supergirl tries to hold her own–but soon even her abilities are out of her control. Guest-starring New Super-Man! Collects issues #12-14 and Supergirl annual #1. JAN180390

TEEN TITANS #18 $3.99 Page 134
Peter Tomasi and Allison Borges
“The Following” part two! When Robin’s murder investigation casts suspicion on Beast Boy’s new employer, Nevrland, Beast Boy finds himself the odd man out on the Teen Titans. Caught between his best friends and his new purpose in life, Beast Boy sets out to prove that Nevrland is completely aboveboard…but what he finds will lead Beast Boy down a dangerous path! JAN180346

WONDER WOMAN #42 & 43 $2.99 Page 137
James Robinson and Stephen Segovia
“Amazon Attacked” part two! The power of the ancient gods has returned Darkseid to his former self, but he wants more–he wants the throne of Apokolips back! But to put down the rebellions and civil war raging on his homeworld, he’ll need an army more powerful than he’s ever had before. That sounds suspiciously like the Amazons! JAN180354

“Amazon Attacked” part three! ! All his life, Wonder Woman’s brother Jason has longed to meet his mother, Hippolyta, but the machinations of the gods have made it impossible. But now, with the barrier between worlds at its thinnest, could they come face to face at last? Should Wonder Woman help him return home, if it could lead to the destruction of the Amazons? JAN180356

YOUNG ANIMAL

ETERNITY GIRL #1 $3.99 Page 94
Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew
Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly. All of that could change, however, when her old foe, Madame Atom, comes to her with an intriguing offer. Madame Atom can give Caroline the power to end her life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world. This brand-new DC’s Young Animal miniseries spins out of the Milk Wars event, written by GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio and illustrated by Eisner-winning artist Sonny Liew.

MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #1 $3.99 Page 95
Jody Houser and Ibrahim Moustafa
After the fallout of Milk Wars, Violet Paige finds herself in a Gotham City unlike any we have seen before. Ten years into the future, in a world without a Batman, Gotham City has been taken over by the Collective, with Gala acting as Head of Citystate. In a high-tech town with zero tolerance toward caped crusaders and masked vigilantes (except for those designed by Gala and her association of aristocratic artisans), what’s a woman who has vowed vengeance to do? And what’s happened to her mother, Rebecca Paige? Perhaps The Joker, now a sad clown who makes balloon toys shaped like tommy guns and machetes on the abandoned Gotham docks, has the answers. Find out for yourself as Mother Panic returns to a different Bat-time, different Bat-channel. JAN180247

IDW/ TOPSHELF

ASSASSINISTAS #4 $3.99 Page 186
Tini Howard and Gilbert Hernandez
“Stay Sexy, Don’t Get Replaced.” Then: Rox returns with new scars. Not a metaphor; she’s been shot a bunch. Nowish: Dominic gets the hang of his summer job, finally. Later: Remember Carlos? Modern Family. Retro Sass. Highly Trained. To Kick your Ass. Assassinistas! Eisner Hall of Fame Artist Gilbert Hernandez teams up with rising star writer Tini Howard for a full-octane action-and-family-drama assault! Don’t miss the RI variant from acclaimed artist Paulina Ganucheau! JAN180527

HALF PAST DANGER: DEAD TO REICHS HC $24.99 Page 173
Stephen Mooney
In the world of Half Past Danger, suddenly the time is two minutes ’til midnight: the Nazis have created a bioweapon that could be the end of everything, and all that stands in their way are a hard-drinking Irishman, a British femme fatale, a Japanese ninja with a pet dinosaur, and an American marine who’s literally bulletproof. It’s an alternate-history, pulp science fiction-inspired, over-the-top, two-fisted thriller that finds a world on the brink! JAN180477

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS COVERS TREASURY ED Vol 2 $7.99 Page 183
Various and Sophie Campbell
A second volume of the covers treasury edition, featuring outrageous covers from the “Dark Jem” arc and beyond! JAN180518

KID LOBOTOMY #6 $3.99 Page 147 Page 186
Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler
Why is Kid insane? How come he’s having an affair with Kafka’s favorite sister? And just what did our failed rock god’s 12-year-old self see in the lower depths of the haunted hotel from hell? Our hero finally gets some answers. But will they drive him crazier than King Lear? JAN180529

STAR WARS ADVENTURES FORCES OF DESTINY TP $12.99 Page 179
Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, and various
Celebrate the inspiring stories of Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and more in this exciting graphic novel that covers every corner of the Star Wars universe! Plus, an all-new story featuring soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige! These stories are presented by a wide array of talent from across Star Wars novels, comics, and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, and Jody Houser. JAN180494

TRANSFORMERS VS THE VISIONARIES #4 $3.99 Page 170
Magdalene Visaggio and Fico Ossio
Leoric and Ironhide only have hours left to save Cybertron from destruction, while Virulina tries to harness the life energy of Leoric’s captured friends to accelerate the end. Now Leoric must somehow detonate the counter-wave bomb and rescue his people. And the clock is ticking. JAN180459

IMAGE

ETERNAL EMPIRE #8 $3.99 Page 230
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
Tair and Rion finally reach the Empress but face disastrous consequences. JAN180740

EVOLUTION #5 $3.99 Page 231
James Asmus, Jospeh Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Dr. Hurley decides to take matters into his own hands, while Hannah finds shocking evidence of evolution’s work at hand–or is it God’s? JAN180741

FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #3 $3.99 Page 232
Eddie Gorodetsky, Marc Andreyko, and Steve Sadowski
Nick just made a big decision about his future while his past creeps up on him at his high school reunion! Everybody worries about how they measure up against their classmates, but imagine if all of them saw you crash and burn on CNN. Now, Nick must battle his own self-doubts, face all those former students who knew him, and try to prove to them that he really is not the least likely to succeed–even if he is taking the worst job in the world. JAN180744

INFIDEL #1 $3.99 Page 232
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, and Jose Villarrubia
A haunted house story for the 21st century, Infidel follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Bestselling editor Pornsak Pichetshote makes his comics-writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire Aaron Campbell, award-winning colorist and editor Jose Villarrubia and letterer / designer Jeff Powell. JAN180609

MONSTRESS #15 $4.99 Page 239
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Maika sets out to fix the lethal mistake she made in Pontus, while Kippa begins her own perilous journey. JAN180800

MOTOR CRUSH #11 $3.99 Page 240
Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, Jake Wyatt, and various
End of story arc. Domino risks it all to save her friends, family, and the World Grand Prix. JAN180804

SAGA #50 $2.99 Page 214
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Saga turns 50!
To help their friends, Hazel and her parents risk everything to visit a dangerous new world. Celebrating 50 consecutive issues by the same award-winning creative team. Plus, the winners of the latest Saga costume contest are revealed exclusively in “To Be Continued,” the letters page showcasing the best readers in comics! JAN180641

SLEEPLESS #4 $3.99 Page 246
Sarah Vaughn and Leila del Duca
After the tournament, Poppy and Cyrenic are pulled in different directions. JAN180825

WALKING DEAD #177 $3.99 Page 251
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
“New World Order” part three. Meet Officer Mercer.

WICKED & DIVINE #34 $3.99 Page 215
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
“Mothering Invention,” Ppart one. It’s around 6,000 years ago. It’s never happened before. Let’s talk about that. JAN180652

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794 $3.99 Page 6
Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen
“Go Down Swinging” part 1. The Green Goblin is back and scarier than ever! Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last as he and Stuart Immonen kick off the Anazing Spider-Man story ten years in the making. Osborn got his crazy back and has a plan that’ll make all his past plans look like child’s play. Peter Parker and the people he loves (all of them) are in deep trouble. And who or what is the Red Goblin?! The only way Spider-Man survives is to go down swinging! [Gay cast member Max Modell from pre Secret Wars appears again and became married to Hector Baez in #1.] JAN180892

AMERICA: FAST AND FUERTONA Vol 2 TP $17.99 Page 90
Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones, Jen Bartel, and more
It begins with the story you’ve been waiting for: the origin of America Chavez! But everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse soon meets her match in the form of the deadly and exotic Exterminatrix! Can America stand against this vile villainess, backed by the full power of the ominous Midas Corporation? America gains all-new but untested abilities and she’ll need them against the oncoming horde! But what does Exterminatrix want with Sotomayor University? With America in lockup, it’s up to Prodigy to find out and that won’t be easy when campus queen X’Andria is working for the enemy! As the Midas Corporation reignites a decades-old danger, America’s newly discovered home comes under threat but they’re about to learn that you don’t mess with a Fuertona. And you definitely don’t mess with a Chavez! Collecting issues #7-12., JAN181053

ASTONISHING X-MEN #9 $3.99 Page 61
Charles Soule and Matteo Buffagni
As a reality storm batters London and its inhabitants, Psylocke must choose between trusting the mysterious Man Called X and letting her beloved city fall into ruin. The Shadow King freed a brand-new threat with his dying throes, but who is this new threat? And how can the X-Men hope to stand against an emery that can warp reality itself? JAN181009

AVENGERS #683 – 686 $3.99 Pages 8 – 13
Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Paco Medina
“No Surrender!” continues! Jarvis’ life hangs by a thread. Only by voyaging into Jarvis’ mind can the Beast save him — but what terrible secret is lurking inside the memory of the Avengers’ loyal butler? JAN180898

Back from the dead! He cannot be reasoned with. He will not be stopped. Bruce Banner isn’t home right now. There is only the immortal Hulk. This issue is priced $4.99, JAN180900

The Avengers are in the fight of their lives trying to end the Hulk’s rampage, but nothing can stop the unstoppable. And when an Avenger betrays the team, can the rest of the heroes hope to survive? JAN180902

As Wonder Man struggles to get through to the Hulk, the Black Order attacks Avengers HQ! The grand cosmic game comes to its shocking conclusion — but the war for Earth is just beginning! JAN180904

AVENGERS ACADEMY COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol 2 TP $34.99 Page 104
Christos Gage, Jim McCann, Sean Chen, Tom Raney, Andrea Di Vito and others
The Avengers Academy faces fear itself! No, not prom night though they’ll have to survive that, too, when the Sinister Six crashes the party! We mean Fear Itself, as the Serpent’s army assaults the Marvel Universe, and the squad must battle possessed, hammer-wielding versions of Titania and the Absorbing Man! Meanwhile, as Speedball returns to the scene of his greatest failure, can he rally the town of Stamford against the Serpent and finally earn forgiveness from its people — and himself? Plus: The students get schooled by a substitute teacher, the Amazing Spider-Man, but their lesson is interrupted by Psycho-Man! And as Hank Pym relocates the Academy to California, the campus comes under attack by the West Coast Avengers?! Collecting Avengers Academy #13-20 and #14.1, and material from Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #661-662, Fear ITself: The Home Front #1-7 and Avengers: Solo #1-5.JAN181072

BLACK PANTHER #171 $3.99 Page 45
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leonard Kirk
“Klaw Stands Supreme” part 6. The Black Panther finally meets Ulysses Klaw face-to-face. Will the king lose his country? But Klaw is not the only monster corrupting Wakanda. The gods are still lost — all save one. The true Originator returns! JAN180974

CABLE #155 $3.99 Page 64
Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and German Peralta
Past Fears Part 1. Cable and Hope Summers reunited! But it may be too little too late, as a Techno Organic-like creature wants them dead! Who is this strange new creature, and what is its connection to Cable? From the new creative team of writing duo Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler and artist German Peralta! JAN181014 Please note that Jon Malin is NOT the artist on Cable now.

CHAMPIONS #18 $3.99 Page 33
Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos
Champion For A Day part 3. The new order changeth! After a series of tragic setbacks and shakeups, the Champions are faced with a grim decision – is it finally time to disband and give up the fight? [Viv is questioning.] JAN180950

DAMNATION JOHNNY BLAZE GHOST RIDER #1 $3.99 Page 29
Christopher Sebela and Phil Noto
Damnation tie in! Johnny Blaze takes the fight to a different devil than he usually faces — Mephisto! But Mephisto will show Johnny his own brand of suffering — and give Johnny plenty of reasons for vengeance. JAN180944

DOCTOR APHRA #18 $3.99 Page 68
Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, and Emilio Laiso
“Remastered” continues. Doctor Aphra is being blackmailed by Triple-Zero to run missions for his underground crime syndicate — but that doesn’t mean she can’t cause trouble and have fun along the way! Sometimes that fun means infiltrating Rebellion training grounds…and sometimes that trouble means crossing paths with famed rebel Hera Syndulla herself! JAN181023

HAWKEYE #16 $3.99 Page 50
Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero
As Madame Masque, Eden and a crew of misfit villains take on Hawkeye and Hawkeye with renewed vengeance, our heroes dig deep into themselves to solve the unique challenges they face. Arrows can’t solve everything, it seems. Who knew?! When the dust settles, what will the future hold for the two Hawkeyes? JAN180983

ICEMAN #11 $3.99 Page 58
Sina Grace and Robert Gill
After the shocking events of last issue, Iceman is on the trail of a powerful new mutant that can’t get his abilities under control. Will the Xavier Institute have a new student or will Iceman do the unthinkable? Kitty’s offer still stands: Is Iceman ready for his own team of X-Men? JAN181002

ICEMAN: ABSOLUTE ZERO Vol 2 TP $17.99 Page 87
Sina Grace and Robert Gill
The Champions reassembled! Iceman reunites with Angel, Hercules, Ghost Rider and Darkstar, but will even they be enough to protect Los Angeles from a swarm of rogue, haywire Sentinels? All eyes are on Bobby. How will he fare as a leader? And as if that’s not enough, Iceman and his younger counterpart must team up to face their parents! The Drakes have discovered the existence of the time-torn teen, but what are their true motives for engineering a meeting? And as Bobby looks to make his move to the City of Angels permanent, Daken resurfaces with big plans for Iceman and the X-Mansion! Why has the son of Wolverine been training Bobby’s former student? Whatever the answer, it’s bad news for the X-Men. Iceman to the rescue! Collecting Ideman (2017) #6-11.  JAN181047

LOCKJAW #2 $3.99 Page 54
Daniel Kibblesmith and Carlos Villa
Who’s A Good Boy? Part 2. Lockjaw and his hapless recruit D-Man end up in the prehistoric Savage Land! And Zabu, the last living sabretooth tiger, is not happy about it. But there’s no time to mark territory — a puppy is in danger, and Lockjaw will need Ka-Zar and Zabu’s help to find it! Who’s after Lockjaw’s lost siblings? And can D-Man get over his D-pression long enough to help? JAN180990

MIGHTY THOR #705 $3.99 Page 4
Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
“The Death of the Mighty Thor” part 6. The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last. JAN180888

MIGHTY THOR: ASGARD SHIAR WAR Vol 3 TP $19.99 Page 82
Jason Aaron, Steve Epting, Russell Dauterman, and Valerio Schiti
Two of the Marvel Universe’s mightiest races are on a collision course — but first Thor must deal with the escalating War of the Realms! To face Malekith, Loki and an all-new Kurse, she’ll need a team of her own. Prepare for the triumphant return of the League of Realms! Far across the galaxy, though, another conflict is brewing as the most powerful super-army in the cosmos prepares a surprise attack on the city of the gods! The Shi’ar Empire will lay siege to Asgardia and its target is the Goddess of Thunder! But why? And what does the fate of Midgard have to do with it? And where the Shi’ar go, the Phoenix Force tends to follow which is bad news for Thor! Maybe the returning Odinson could lend a hand — or perhaps, Quentin Quire?! Collecting Mighty THor (2015) #13-19. JAN181043

MS MARVEL #28 $3.99 Page 52
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
“Teenage Wasteland” part 4. Ms. Marvel’s friends reach out for help and Carol Danvers (AKA Captain Marvel) answers the call! But has the Inventor’s scheme gone too far to be stopped?! And yes: The Mystery of Kamala Khan revealed! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.] JAN180988

NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #1 $3.99 Page 21
Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Gorham
They aren’t just the X-Men in training anymore! The New Mutants are launching themselves headfirst into some of the creepiest corners of the Marvel Universe, going on the missions no one else will. But does the team know what they are really hunting for? And what are they willing to do to get it? The enigmatic Magik will lead her team of Wolfsbane, Rictor, Boom Boom, and Strong Guy and bring them face-to-face with paranormal threats that they may not be prepared for, and that might just tear them apart! Rising-star writer Matthew Rosenberg teams up with future superstars Adam Gorham and Michael Garland to bring you the next chapter in the lives of Marvel’s underdog team. Welcome to the new class of New Mutants. Hope you make it out alive. JAN180926

ROGUE & GAMBIT #3 $3.99 Page 56
Kelly Thompson and Pere Perez
“Ring of Fire” Part 3. Rogue and Gambit are enjoying this mission in paradise more than anyone expected, but is the actual mission getting lost in the process? When things are this sexy, does it really matter? Yes, yes, of course it does. Probably. Who or what is Lavish? And can Rogue and Gambit escape its grasp? Do they even want to? JAN180995

RUNAWAYS #7 $3.99 Page 65
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
“Best Friends Forever” starts now. The Runaways are a family again! But a family needs a guardian, and the only Runaway who’s got her life together is in middle school. Which, even for a kid like Molly who likes school, can be fraught with peril. JAN181017

RUNAWAYS: FIND YOUR WAY HOME Vol 1 TP $17.99 Page 83
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
The “it” book of the early 2000s is back, with the original cast — Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And could it be…Gert?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell teams with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka to revive the series you can rely on to shock you and break your heart! Did Chase and Gert’s love survive their time apart? Have Karolina and Nico’s feelings made their friendship impossible? And should you be more worried about the emotional land mines lying in wait or the shadowy scientist watching the ragtag group from a distance? Plus: What’s in Chase’s backpack? And what’s up with Princess Powerful, AKA the best Marvel character of all time, Molly Hayes?! Collecting Runaways (2017) #1-6., JAN181044

SHE-HULK #162 $3.99 Page 30
Mariko Tamaki and Diego Olortegui
It’s not easy being green! Jen Walters has gone through some stuff. She’s fought golems made of rage and fear, faced monsters twice her size and won tough court battles. What’s next for Jen? Well…let’s find out. JAN180946

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #30 Page 48
Ryan North and Erica Henderson
It’s the climax of our story as Squirrel Girl faces off against an alien armada. Not just her life hangs in the balance, but also the lives of Tippy, Nancy, Loki, Drax, the Silver Surfer and an entire planet full of squirrels, so if you believe that stakes can be raised simply by adding more characters into the mix, Good news! You are in luck! Will Squirrel Girl survive? Will the alien grifters be brought to justice? Will we see more of Horse Thor, The Thor Who Is Actually A Horse And Who May Have Been Invented Solely For This Solicit Text But Maybe Not? Only time, and this comic in particular, will tell! [Koi Boi is transgender.] JAN180980

X-MEN BLUE #23 & 24 $3.99 Page 59
Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina
Cry Havok Part 1 With the X-Men lost in space, Emma Frost, Havok, Bastion, and Miss Sinister hatch their devious plans! Is there a worse time for their most dangerous enemies to strike? And wouldn’t it make matters much, much worse if Polaris once again fell victim to the body-stealing Malice?, JAN181003

Cry Havok Part 2. The X-Men are missing, but Magneto mobilizes against his enemies! His first target: Sebastian Shaw! What lengths will Magneto go to uncover his enemies’ secrets? Meanwhile, Jimmy Hudson and Bloodstorm face the Malice-possessed Polaris! JAN181005

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