LGBTQ Previews August 2018 Part 1

It’s time for August Previews! Here’s the list comics and graphic novels from the smaller publishers made by or of interest to LGBTQ nerds! Lilah Sturges takes her turn writing a Lumberjanes special! Paige Braddock’s Jane’s World returns with a print collection under the Lion Forge banner! Drawn & Quarterly celebrates Jason Lutes wrapping up his multi year Berlin series with Berlin City Of Lights Book 3 collection as well as a new book collecting all issues in a massive volume! What’s Berlin about, you ask. It’s a well sourced fictional account of the lives of many characters from different backgrounds and cultures including Berlin’s queer culture in the waning years of the Weimar Republic and period of Nazi Germany.

Part two is here.

The “fine print”! 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! As much as we try, sometimes a book, series, or creator is overlooked. Send us a message if that’s the case or to let us know about your work that doesn’t appear in Previews.

The beg! Please think about using our Amazon affiliate link to order any of trades or graphic novels with links in the list (or any thing from Amazon). Of course, supporting your local comic shop and book stores is important too! Diamond order codes provided for easy ordering with your comic shop!

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #6 $3.99 Page 238
Terry Moore
Katchoo follows the trail of Stephanie, the rogue Parker Girl, to the steamy jungles of Columbia. Meanwhile, Francine gets a surprise visitor, Freddie! JUN181287

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #11 $3.99 Page 240
Jeremy Whitley and Xenia Pamfil
Now that our girls have made it to the Magpie’s castle, all they need to do is find and defeat Magpie and the party of hundreds of pirates between them and their ship. And wait, does this plan involve blowing half of the castle up? This will go poorly. JUN181295

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #8 $3.99 Page 251
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
As hostilities rise between the overlord and underworld of the Animals, civil war prepares to break loose-and annihilate everything they have fought to achieve.
From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennet with artwork by Eric Gastur, Animosity: Evolution is an exciting new series that expands on this already amazing world! JUN181344

AMULET BOOKS

GIANT DAYS HC NOVEL $18.99
Non Pratt
An original YA novel about three college freshmen, based on the hit graphic-novel series from BOOM! Studios! Giant Days follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. While the girls seem very different, they become fast friends during their first week of university. And it’s a good thing they do, because in the giant adventure that is college, a friend who has your back is key — something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger (missing students, secret handshakes, monogrammed robes everywhere . . .), Esther and Susan decide it’s up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend! JUN181406

ARCHIE

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #291 $6.99 Page 274
Dan Parent and Jeff Schultz
Brand new lead story “That’s Just Beachy!” It’s the 50th reunion of the classic “Beach Bash” films, and it’s being filmed on Riverdale Beach! The gang is excited when they’re cast as extras in the new film! But with the old stars bickering like crazy, how will they move this production forward? Archie and Betty have a plan!
JUN181452

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #2 $3.99 Page 271
Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci, Dan Parent, and J. Bone
Batman’s received a panicked call from Riverdale and he sends Robin and Batgirl with one caveat–they must disguise themselves as high school transfer students! JUN181431

BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #9 $3.99 Page 272
Jamie L Rotante and Sanya Anwar
“Hunted” part 4: This is it! It’s the take down of the century as the Vixens battle for the fate of all women in Riverdale–and everywhere! There’s just one problem: will the girl gang ever be allowed back in their hometown again? JUN181438

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #8 $3.99 Page 273
Frank Tieri, Pat Kennedy, and Joe Eisma
Riverdale has been the focal point of the war between the werewolf Joneses and the werewolf hunter Coopers for centuries. Join us for this special issue as we examine how the conflict has affected not only these two warring families–but the very town of Riverdale itself. JUN181445

VAMPIRONICA #4 $3.99 Page 273
Greg Smallwood and Megan Smallwood
The vampire siege on Riverdale begins! Will Veronica lead the town towards salvation… or doom? JUN181443

BLACK MASK

DISMANTLERS #4 $3.99 Page 284
Aria Baci and Ashley A. Woods
High drama reaches its zenith as Flor’s first day on the job comes to its end. Aya has a flashback to a violent assault by the same pirate who just attacked Kenji, leading her to seek help from Megumi, who has taken command in Flor’s absence. Chota searches for Flor while Aden makes a move that stuns everyone, and that’s not the only shock in this arc’s finale! JUN181508

OH S#!T ITS KIM & KIM #3 $3.99 Page 285
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrera
The Fighting Kims find themselves in their most dire situation yet! Captured, they’ve got to break free before they’re transported to the most notorious prison colony ever. Kim D. is all out of ideas so it’s up to Kim Q. to save the day! Yeah… we’re not hopeful either.JUN181509

WE ARE DANGER #4 $3.99 Page 285
Fabian Lelay and Claudia Aguirre
When you reach the top, someone is gonna want to take you down. Only a few shows remain and Logan has plans to break We Are The Danger! Catch the band in this next intense issue from the creative team of Fabian Lelay, Claudia Aguirre, Taylor Esposito, and Stephanie Cooke. JUN181510

BOOM

ABBOTT TP $17.99 Page 216
Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivela (Beautiful Canvas) present one womanXfs search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy. Collects the entire 5-issue series.JUN181244

BY NIGHT #3 $3.99 Page 223
John Allison and Christine Larsen
When it seems are though Heather and Jane may be trapped in the alternate dimension, Barney has no choice but to consult Heather’s dad Chip for some wisdom in repairing the portal. Standard dad stuff. JUN181266

DODGE CITY TP $14.99 Page 224
Josh Trujillo and Cara McGee
Life comes at you fast, but dodgeballs come way faster! Tomas is a teenage misfit, but when he joins the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, he finds a place where he can really belong, and a family of oddballs and outcasts who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the summer regional dodgeball championships. From creator Josh Trujillo and artist Cara McGee, comes a comic that packs punch and a whole lot of heart! JUN181268

FENCE #9 $3.99 Page 224
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
The rematch that had to happen–Seiji vs Nicholas and neither is walking out the same! JUN181269

GIANT DAYS #41 $3.99 Page 322 Page 231
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
Everything’s coming up Daisy! Her residents are flourishing, classes are great, and she might even go on a date soon. She is 1000% over Ingrid. It doesn’t bother her at all that Ingrid has already moved on. Not even a little. JUN181267

JIM HENSON’S FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO EVERSPRING $9.99 Page 221
Kate Leth and Jake Myler
oin New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth and illustrator Jake Myler as they take the beloved characters of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock on their biggest adventure yet! When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles will have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring. Along the way, they’ll encounter spooky creatures, discover the Crystal Caves, and meet a colony of never-before-seen Doozers! JUN181257

LUMBERJANES #53 $4.99 Page 222
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Dozerdraws
The ‘Janes are heading off on a treasure hunt after finding a map hidden under Ripley’s bed! They’re hoping they’ll find some pirate treasure, or magical amulets, or dinosaur bones, or snacks, but there’s no telling what they’re in for when they track down where X marks the spot. JUN181263

LUMBERJANES ORIGINAL: INFERNAL COMPASS $14.99 Page 202
Lilah Sturges and Polterink
Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges teams with artist polterink for the first Lumberjanes graphic novel in a story about finding your way and navigating life, love, and a literal forest. When the Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls. Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers. JUN181213

LUMBERJANES 2018 SPECIAL #1 $7.99 Page 222
Nicole Andelfinger, Maddi Gonzalez, and Brittney Williams
The Midsummer Masquerade and it’s not exactly a dream. When the question of a couples costume throws Mal and Molly’s relationship into disarray, the rest of the Lumberjanes scramble to help them. And of course now all the decorations are starting to disappear. JUN181261

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #30 $3.99 Page 206 Page 222
Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo
This is it. The team up between every Ranger left standing against the unrivaled power of Drakkon, while a covert team led by Grace embarks on what might be their last mission ever. JUN181216

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SHATTERED GRID #1 $7.99 Page 207
Kyle Higgins and Daniele Nicuolo
The epic conclusion to the first Power Rangers comic book event. Everything changes here! JUN181222

STEVEN UNIVERSE #19 $3.99 Page 224
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
The Gems tell Steven about how they built his house and the struggles that ensued working together. Guest starring fan-favorite fusion Sugilite!. JUN181272

STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #1 $3.99 Page 208
Shane-Michael Vidaurri and Mollie Rose
As Steven helps Sadie cope with quitting her job at the Big Donut and losing Lars, Steven and the Gems must work together to deactivate an old Diamond Authority artifact called the Harmony Core before it destroys Earth. JUN181225

CAPSTONE PUBLISHING

The following three books are illustrated novels, not graphic novels.

DC SUPER HEROES ORIGIN YR SC #1 BATMAN $4.95 Page 295
John Sazaklis and Luciano Vecchio
He’s known by many names. The World’s Greatest Detective. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. But how did young Bruce Wayne grow up to become Batman? Follow young Bruce’s incredible transformation in this action-packed chapter book for early readers, filled with colorful comic art by DC Comics artists. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181618

DC SUPER HEROES ORIGIN YR SC #2 SUPERMAN $4.95 Page 295
Matthew K. Manning and Luciano Vecchio
One day, an alien orphan crash-lands on Earth and is adopted by a human couple, the Kents. Many years later, that little baby becomes Superman, protector of Earth! But how did the Man of Steel go from orphan to super hero? Experience Clark Kent’s incredible journey in this action-packed chapter book for early readers featuring vibrant art by DC Comics illustrators. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181619

DC SUPER HEROES ORIGIN YR SC #3 WONDER WOMAN $4.95 Page 295
John Sazaklis and Luciano Vecchio
She was once a young princess on the secret island inhabited by warrior women known as the Amazons, but she left her homeland — and her royal birthright — behind to become a protector for the entire planet of Earth: Wonder Woman! Follow young Diana’s incredible transformation from princess to super hero in this action-packed chapter book for early readers featuring colorful illustrations by DC Comics artists. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181620

D.E.

AGENT 47 BIRTH OF HITMAN GN VOL 1 $19.99 Page 184
Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Lau
47 and his handler, Diana Burnwood, are a team responsible for some of the most ruthless, efficient and untraceable assassinations across the globe. But before they were operatives of the shadowy International Contracts Association, 47 and Burnwood were on their own separate paths in life – streets lined with blood, bullets and revenge. As 14-year-old Diana begins a mission to track down the people who killed her parents, 47 is struggling to free himself and his friend, 6, from the mysterious Institute which has bred them as killers since they were kids. With a story that stretches from the heartland of America to the Berlin Wall, Lone Wolves will trace the birth of the legendary Hitman and the secret past of the woman behind him who pulls the string and knows just how hard taking a life truly is. JUN181070

DEJAH THORIS #7 $3.99 Page 185
Amy Chu and Pasuale Qualano
A straightforward scientific mission becomes an entanglement of intrigue, as Dejah Thoris uncovers a Zodangan plot to destroy the Helium naval fleet. Can she identify the spy in their midst before it’s too late? JUN181083

JEEPERS CREEPERS #5 $3.99 Page 187
Marc Andrekyo and Kewber Baal
It all started out as a thesis project, but, once Devon dug deep into the myths of the dragon man, he discovered truths that he wishes he had left alone! Devon’s quest has, literally, awakened a sleeping monster and now this young man comes face-to-face with the Creeper! What horrors will this immortal demon wreak? Does Devon have even a chance to survive? JUN181102

NANCY DREW #3 $3.99 Page 189
Kelly Thompson and Jenn St. Onge
No more secrets…a dead body’s discovered, and Nancy can’t keep the mystery from her friends any longer. Will telling the truth and getting her crime-solving crew involved help crack the Bayport case, before someone else winds up dead? The modern take on the classic mystery icon continues from Kelly Thompson and Jenn St-Onge! JUN181108

RED SONJA #20 $3.99 Page 189
Amy Chu, Erik Burnham, and Carlos Gomez
As the castle prepares for the Feast of the Deities, Sonja and her friends reluctantly take on the job of event security for the owner, the shifty Rusa Sandak, while Sonja attempts to solve the mystery of the missing Lord Skath at the local tavern. JUN181112

RED SONJA / TARZAN #4 $3.99 Page 190
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
Lord Greystoke may be a man of means, but money and possessions mean nothing compared to his family. Once they are threatened, Tarzan will stop at nothing to keep his loved ones safe. And if his enemies think they know fear, they have yet to experience the fury that is Red Sonja unleashed! JUN181120

DIGITAL MANGA

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

BERLIN BOOK 3 CITY OF LIGHT $24.95 Page 303
Jason Lutes
The third and final act of Jason Lutes’ historical fiction about the Weimar Republic begins with Hitler arriving in Berlin. With the National Socialist party now controlling Parliament, the citizenry becomes even more divided. Lutes steps back from the larger political upheaval, using the intertwining lives of a small group of German citizens to zero in on the rise of fascism and how swiftly it can replace democracy. The idle rich, the naive bourgeoisie, and the struggling lower classes: all seek meaning in the warring political factions dividing their nation. JUN181667

BERLIN HC COMPLETE EDITION $49.95 Page 302
Jason Lutes
During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age. Serialized in twenty-two issues, collected in two volumes, with a third to be co-released at the time of this omnibus, Berlin has over 100,000 copies in print. An intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens, Berlin will be one of the high-water marks of the medium: rich in its researched historical detail; compassionate in its character studies; and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism. JUN181666

BERLIN TP BOOK 1 CITY OF STONES $22.95 Page 303
Jason Lutes
Berlin: City of Stones presents the first part of Jason Lutes’ captivating trilogy, set in the twilight years of Germany’s Weimar Republic. Kurt Severing, a journalist, and Marthe Muller, an art student, are the central figures. City of Stones covers eight months in Berlin, from September 1928 to May Day, 1929, meticulously documenting the hopes and struggles of its inhabitants as their future is darkened by a glowing shadow. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181668

BERLIN TP BOOK 2 CITY OF SMOKE $22.95 Page 303
Jason Lutes
The people of Weimar Berlin search for answers after the lethal May Day demonstration of 1929. Tension builds along with the dividing wall between communists and nationalists, Jews and gentiles, as the dawn of the Second World War draws closer. The lives of the characters within Lutes’s epic weave together to create a seamless portrait of this transitory city. Marthe Muller follows lover Kurt Severing as he interviews participants in the May Day demonstration, but moonlights in the city’s lesbian nightlife. Lutes creates a sense of anxiety and imminent doom. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181669

MOOMIN DESERT ISLAND GN $9.95 Page 304
Tove Jansson
After a disastrous helicopter ride through a thunderstorm, the entire Moomin family is stranded on a desert island, the very island their ancestors came from! They make the best of it, hunting for their supper, exploring mysterious tunnels, and salvaging items from a wrecked pirate ship (including the Mymble!), but their ancestors don’t let them live in peace and quiet for too long. Soon the whole island will have to deal with the explosive consequences of their ancestors’ misbehavior. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181674

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY GN $22.95 Page 304
Jillian Tamaki
Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer, moody and atmospheric bestsellers. SuperMutant Magic Academy, which Jillian has been serializing online for the past four years, deftly plays superhero and high school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181676

WOMAN WORLD GN $24.95 Page 303
Aminder Dhaliwal
With her startling humor, it’s no surprise that Aminder Dhaliwal’s web comic Woman World has a devoted audience of over 120,000 readers. When a birth defect wipes out the planet’s entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society’s ashes. Dhaliwal’s infectiously funny instagram comic follows the rebuilding process, tracking a group of women who have rallied together under the flag of “Beyonce’s Thighs.” Only Grandma remembers the distant past, a civilization of segway-riding mall cops, Blockbusters movie rental shops, and “That’s What She Said” jokes. Woman World is an uproarious and insightful graphic novel from a talented and funny new voice. JUN181671

IRON CIRCUS COMICS

FTL Y’ALL GN $30.00 Page 328
Iron Circus’ latest sci-fi anthology project: stories about a world where warp drives cost $200, and the cosmos is within reach of all humankind. Six months from now, detailed schematics anonymously uploaded to the Internet will describe, in perfect detail, how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily-available parts. Space travel will become instantly — and chaotically — democratized. The entire cosmos will be within reach of all humankind. This comics anthology is about what happens next. JUN181841

LION FORGE

CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT #4 VOL 2 $3.99 Page 341
Amy Chu and Federico Dallochio
Val thinks back on all the strange happenings that have been disrupting what she hoped would be a return to the quiet life. Instead, she’s had mecha spiders knocking on her door, her best friend ended up in the hospital, and two of her team are missing in action. Not good. Val, feeling cornered, has to seek out help from the one person she lacks all trust in to save herself and those close to her. JUN181868

LOVE LETTERS JANE’S WORLD GN $22.99
Paige Braddock
This essential Jane’s World collection debuts twenty years after Jane Wyatt first appeared in Paige Braddock’s trailblazing comics strip about a young lesbian woman making her clumsy way in the world and the friends who help (or hinder) her along the journey. The Eisner-nominated Jane’s World was the first syndicated comic strip with a lesbian main character to appear in many major newspaper markets. This new volume collects the most quintessentially “Jane” storylines from the strip’s early, middle, and later years, and pairs them with “love letters” and notes of appreciation from notable fans. JUN181859

NBM

PROVOCATIVE COLETTE $24.99 Page 350
Annie Goetzinger
The movie Colette, coming in September starring Keira Knightley! “One dies only from the first man,” she wrote in 1909. But this death was a new beginning, and the one that signed “Colette” from 1910 onward gradually opened her eyes to her condition of a woman who was an exploited writer and a betrayed wife, and who will emancipate herself by writing, and with what talent! Incredibly complex, powerfully determined, truly gifted, Colette challenged herself to reinvent her life and assert herself as a free woman. In her day, her behavior scandalized and vexed the establishment. But in the end, she helped to free women in their thinking and became member and then president of France’s prestigious Academie Goncourt, among many other honors as one of France’s preeminent authors. For mature readers. JUN181887

ONE PEACE BOOKS

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 1 $12.95 Page 442
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi’s words cut through Kohei’s usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kohei forever. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN182278′

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 2 $13.95 Page 442
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability Kohei is often alone. Taichi is outspoken and cheerful. At first, Kohei keeps himself well guarded, but after he meets Taichi he slowly learns to open up. How will this “more than friends, less than lovers” relationship evolve? (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN182279

ONI PRESS

AQUICORN COVE HC $12.99 Page 352
Katie O’Neill
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After and The Tea Dragon Society comes Aquicorn Cove, a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love. When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a big storm, Lana remembers how much she’s missed the ocean–and the strong, reassuring presence of her aunt. As Lana explores the familiar beach, she discovers something incredible: a colony of Aquicorns, small magical seahorse-like creatures that live in the coral reef. Lana rescues an injured Aquicorn and cares for it with the help of her aunt, who may know more about these strange creatures than she’s willing to admit. But when a second storm threatens to reach the town, choices made many years ago about how to coexist with the sea start to rise to the surface. Lana realizes she will need to find the strength to stand on her own, even when it means standing up to the people who she has always relied on to protect her. JUN181896

BAD MACHINERY POCKET ED GN VOL 6 CASE UNWELCOME VISITOR $12.99 Page 354
John Allison
School is out for summer, and for the Tackleford mystery team, that means lazy days, balmy evenings, and… creeping existential dread that threatens the whole city. With half the team gallivanting off to exotic locales (like Aunty Kath’s in Margate), can Linton, Jack, and Lottie solve this season’s most dire case?
The Case of the Unwelcome Visitor, the sixth book in John Allison’s award-winning Bad Machinery series, pits our young heroes against the terrors of the unfamiliar and unknown. Lottie’s mum and sister have both fallen in love (thanks to the internet), Linton is determined to save his father from the soul-sucking responsibility of a promotion, and why is Jack working at the local paper with team nemesis (and hot-shot reporter) Erin Winters? Isn’t print meant to be dead?
Could the link between these tangled threads be The Night Creeper, who prowls Tackleford’s streets and leaves people in the hospital with a blank stare and a terrible smile on their face? JUN181899

BANANA SUNDAY GN $12.99 Page 358
Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin
Banana Sunday, the classic story by Eisner Award-winning Bandette co-creators Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, is now presented in full color, with a brand-new introduction and bonus materials! Kirby Steinberg is having a bit of trouble fitting into her new school. Sure, there’s the usual problems associated with being from “somewhere else,” but this time the new kid also happens to be the guardian for three talking primates. Chuck, the professorial orangutan. Knobby, the love-stricken spider monkey. Go-Go, the befuddled golden gorilla. These primates have learned to speak, thanks to the scientific processes of Kirby’s father. Or have they? What’s their real story? That’s what Nickels–Kirby’s new best friend and unfortunately dedicated school reporter–would like to discover. Can Kirby find time to develop a relationship with Martin, the dashing nerd? Steer clear of Skye, the high school’s #1 pillar of arrogance? Keep Knobby, Chuck and Go-Go from causing untold catastrophes? And, above all, will Kirby be able to hide the real origin of these three simians from Nickels? Oh, probably not. JUN181907

PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER HC $12.99 Page 361
Katie O’Neill
When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They’ll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress, who wants to get rid of Sadie once and for all. Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what “happily ever after” really means–and how they can find it with each other.
(OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181912

RANDOM HOUSE FOR YOUNG READERS

WONDER WOMAN WARBRINGER HC NOVEL $18.99 Page 366
Leigh Bardugo
She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: Wonder Woman. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. When the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law — risking exile — to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia is a Warbringer — a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. [Note: this is a prose book.] (OFFERED AGAIN) JUN181944

RUNNING PRESS

ZOMBIE GNOME DEFENSE GUIDE $14.99 Page 372
Shaenon Garrity and Andrew Farago
Empty-eyed, shambling, and hungry for human ankles, the zombie gnome population is on the rise, infesting the backyards of suburbia and attacking innocent lawn ornaments everywhere. While chances of human survival are minimal, readers can arm themselves with The Zombie Gnome Defense Guide to combat their tiny, undead enemies. This guide, compiled from the notes of three zombie gnome experts (among them a Van Helsing-like zombie gnome hunter and a gardening columnist), includes a detailed study of zombie gnome habits, hiding places, and offensive tactics, as well as an intimate history of the zombie gnome rise and eventual war with humanity. Offering strategies for defense against a zombie gnome invasion, the book provides an extensive list of essential weapons and DIY home-fortification tips. JUN181962

SCOUT COMICS

STABBITY BUNNY #7 $3.99 Page 374
Richard Rivera and Dwayne Biddix
The story continues! Amanda has sealed Stabbity in a mystical box once used to hold powerful, cursed artifacts. It’s time for a family meeting! Secrets are revealed as Grace shares everything she knows about her plush companion. Lena has an encounter with her old buddy, Glyph, and it’s anything but friendly. Grace pleads Stabbity’s case, but the fate of the Bunny will be decided by her Mom. [The creators have added a queer character to the cast.] $3.99

SUBLIME

STRANGE & MYSTIFYING STORY GN VOL 4 $12.99 Page 413
Tsuta Suzuki
Thanks to his grandmother’s trickery, high school student Tsumugi has been betrothed to Master Kurayori, the family’s guardian deity. Although Kurayori is rather miffed over the deception, Tsumugi is serious about his relationship with the guardian deity and about saving his home. However, as the two spend more time together, nothing seems to change. What’s an inexperienced high school student betrothed to a very reluctant fox spirit to do? JUN182143

VAULT

SUBMERGED #2 $3.99 Page 413
Vita Ayala and Lisa Sterle
As the worst storm in New York City’s history crashes over its streets, Ellie Puente’s desperate search for her brother, Angel, takes her into the terrifying depths of the subway system. There she finds a lost, helpless child, and is confronted with the stuff of her nightmares. JUN182103

VERTICAL

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTERDAY VOL 13 $12.95 Page 446
Fumi Yoshinaga
A hard-working middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings and enjoy delicately prepared home cooked meals! $12.95

VIZ

THAT BLUE SKY FEELING VOL 1 $10.99 Page 428
Coma Hashii
The first volume of this heartwarming high school story about how your first love isn’t always exactly what you expect begins with the popular Noshiro transferring to a new school and becoming intrigued by Sanada, a loner who doesn’t seem to have any friends-or even want any. Some of the other kids tell Noshiro that Sanada keeps to himself because he’s secretly gay, which only makes Noshiro more interested. He sets out on a campaign to win over the shy Sanada, embarking on a friendship that starts to feel like something much more intense. JUN182183

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