LGBTQ Previews December 2018 Part 1

Eleven days till Halloween!! Are you busy putting finishing touches on your costumes? You better be close to done! You’re here for comics for December, right? That sexy AF woman there is Livewire! Vita Ayala’s the writer for her new series from Valiant! Also, hi! Nice meeting you! I’m Taylor and filling in here a bit!

What you’ll find here in part one are comics, trades, graphic novels, and manga from BOOM, DE, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, and more. Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, and Marvel (sometimes called the Big 5) are featured in part two over here. The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop!

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!

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

RACHEL RISING OMNIBUS SC $55.00 Page 232
Terry Moore
Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan’s sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth’s final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future? Find out in this collection of the critically acclaimed series from Terry Moore! OCT181302 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ACTION LAB

PRINCELESS FIND YOURSELF #3 $3.99 Page 234
Jeremy Whitley, Emily Martin & Various
After leading the daring rescue of Devin and Tempest, Kira has been gravely injured. Now her fate lies in the hands of the mysterious old woman who aided in their escape, but who is this woman and is there anything Devin, Tempest, and Noni can do to help save Kira? Meanwhile, Adrienne has discovered a whole new world of her sister Alize’s design in the desert, but she’s brought danger with her. Will Adrienne be forced to face the Sphinx or will she finally find herself face to face with the greatest swordsman in the kingdom, The Black Knight? OCT181311

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #10 $3.99 Page 244
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
The killer climax of the War of the Species! Madness, mayhem, terror, and technology seize the City by the Sea as the borders between us crumble at last. All will be equal. All will be one. OCT181336

DEAD KINGS #3 $3.99 Page 242
Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith
Our post apocalyptic future’s…future! The Post-Post-Apocalypse rockets along in the electroconductive form of hypermodern folklore! This is beyond mythpunk… it’s nuclearpunk! When you’re Sasha Vasnetsov, trying to save your twin brother from a work camp for the socially malformed, the world and your brother’s life are the same heart-wrenching thing.The next world-saving step? Sasha and Maria, the Super Soldier, have to break into an impossible train that teleports every few seconds and spring her warsuit from cold storage. To liberate his brother, Sasha is going to help Maria regain the power she once had during the Great Iron War, the power that’s been a cursed legacy for her for a decade. But if they survive, and Sasha has to choose between the warsuit and Maria…does he save the woman that saved his life, or take the next step in saving his brother?From Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith comes a vision of humanity after a disastrous World War of Mechs and Magic. OCT181333

MOTH & WHISPER #4 $3.99 Page 243
Ted Anderson and Jen Hickman
Niki’s been unmasked. Being captured and chained isn’t a problem for the child of the Moth and the Whisper, but now that their face has been seen, nowhere in the city is safe. Unless Niki’s parents left them one last surprise. A Young Adult cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief, Moth & Whisper is the brainchild of Ted Anderson and Jen Hickman, a socially significant and engaging story that AfterShock is proud to tell. A Young Adult cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief, Moth & Whisper is the brainchild of Ted Anderson and Jen Hickman -a socially significant and engaging story that AfterShock is proud to tell. OCT181334

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #701 $1.00 Page 262
Nick Spencer, Marguerite Sauvage, and Jack Morelli
Archie’s in a relationship-and it’s not with Betty or Veronica. How will his two former loves (and the rest of the female population) deal with Archie being off the market? Plus: Who is J.B. and why is he wreaking havoc on Riverdale? OCT181430 for Jen Bartel cover

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #5 $3.99 Page 262
Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci, Dan Parent and J. Bone
With the Gotham villains set to take over Riverdale, it’s up to Archie and his pals ‘n’ gals to work together with Batman to save their town! But will they be able to go toe-to-toe against their own parents and teachers? OCT181432

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #11 $2.80 $3.99 Page 263
Frank Tieri and Joe Eisma
The monstrous conclusion of “Frankenmoose Meets the Wolf Jug”! Who will win the battle of Riverdale’s answer to Universal’s classic movie monsters? Find out in this issue-as well as who, or what, might be returning from the grave. OCT181443

VAMPIRONICA #5 $3.99 Page 263
Greg Smallwood, Megan Smallwood, and Greg Smallwood
Veronica must endure a series of brutal challenges in order to put a stop to the vampirism that’s taken over Riverdale once and for all. But what surprises await her back at the Lodge mansion? OCT181439

BLACK MASK

BLACK AF DEVILS DYE #1 $3.99 Page 283
Vita Ayala and Liana Kangas
A brand new BLACK [AF] mini-series by breakout star Vita Ayala and your next favorite artist Liana Kangas. When a new drug called VANTA hits the streets, word is it’s the hottest thing since Ecstacy. For regular people, it has all the highs and none of the lows of traditional drugs. There is some fine print, however for empowered Black folks, the drug causes a total and violent loss of control. The Project sends Indigo to investigate, and it soon becomes apparent that this is more than just a new designer distraction for the masses. Indigo, together with former Detective Ellen Waters race to find the source of the substance poisoning their people, before it’s too late! The superhero universe where only black people have super powers continues to expand, for the first time with a new creative team building onto the exciting world created by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle & Khary Randolph. OCT181536

DEVIL WITHIN #4 $3.99 Page 282
Stephanie Phillips and Maan House
After Michelle’s past haunts her present relationship with Samantha, both women seem to be losing their already tenuous grasp on reality. In this unnerving series conclusion, Samantha finally learns the truth about her fiance Michelle, but at what cost? With more ghosts and some unexpected death, no one is safe. OCT181535

EMMIE X ALL SYSTEMS GO #1 $3.99 Page 282
Matteo Pizzolo and Carlos Granda
Teenage skaterat Emmie runs a punk record shop in an abandoned strip mall during the CALEXIT military occupation. When Homeland Security turns the strip mall into a detention center, Emmie realizes she must fight the power. Originally published as a limited edition one-shot at Comic Con to raise money for immigrant families separated at the border, readers demanded more of Emmie’s story. This new edition of #1 launches Emmie into her own mini-series. OCT181531

KIM AND KIM TP VOL 3 OH S#!T ITS KIM & KIM $16.99 Page 283
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrera
The Fighting Kims are back! Kim & Kim trade their denim vests and spiked chokers for tuxes and gowns as they infiltrate the glitzy space colony of Santa Palma to try and con a master thief. But, as usual, everything goes to hell and it’s definitely Kim Q’s fault. Come on, Kim. Get your life together. A brand new adventure from writer Magdalene Visaggio, artist Eva Cabrera, colorist Claudia Aguirre, and letterer Zakk Saam, the original creative team behind the GLAAD & Eisner nominated Kim & Kim! Collects issues 1-5. OCT181537

SEX DEATH REVOLUTION #3 $3.99 Page 282
Magdalene Visaggio and Katarzyna Witerscheim
Esperanza dives deep into her own memories in search of the cause of the changes. She is in absolutely no way going to like what she finds. OCT181534

SNAP FLASH HUSTLE #2 $3.99 Page 282
Patrick Shand and Emily Pearson
As Haley navigates the pitfalls of her new job as an alt-model/middleman, Coral sees a chance to earn a promotion and all it takes is one dead rival to get her to the top. The subversive hit series from Pat Shand and Emily Pearson heats up every issue! OCT181533

BOOM

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE PIRATE QUEEN ORIGINAL GN $14.99 Page 224
Leah Williams and Zachary Sterling
When pirates infiltrate the Candy Kingdom and steal a precious treasure, Princess Bubblegum must send her most trusted friends to retrieve it. Well, her most trusted friends least likely to dissolve in water. Together with BMO, Marceline sets sail in pursuit as the dread Pirate Queen, where she faces deadly sea monsters and more in her quest to retrieve the Candy KingdomXfs treasure. Join writer Leah Williams (X-Men: Gold) and artist Zachary Sterling (Bee & Puppycat) as Marceline and BMO learn exactly what it takes to survive the furious oceans of Ooo!OCT181298

BY NIGHT #6 $3.99 Page 219
John Allison and Christine Larsen
All footage from the other side of the Portal has been stolen! When when the thief auctions off information to the wrong bidder, it might be up to Jane and Heather to save him–reluctantly. OCT181281

FENCE changes to an original graphic novel format. Look for one to appear sometime next year.

FIREFLY #2 $3.99 Page 200
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
The untold story of the Unification War continues! As the crew of the Serenity scrambles to fix their damaged ship before anyone finds them, Mal and Zoe must face their past-and the reactions of their mighty disgruntled crew. OCT181235

GIANT DAYS #45 $3.99 Page 218
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
The time has come. It’s time for Daisy to swallow her fears and learn to drive. No jokes, please. OCT181279

GIANT DAYS TP VOL 9 $14.99 Page 219
Max Sarin
It’s the end of second year, and everything is happening so fast! Moving out, breaking up, breaking hearts, breaking bones? Best-Mates-for-Life Esther, Daisy, and Susan had better hold on tight if they want to make it to their third year, never mind in one piece! Collects issues #33-36 of the 2018 Eisner Award-Nominated series. OCT181280

LUMBERJANES #57 $3.99 Page 221
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Dozerdraws
It’s almost Jo’s birthday, and for April that can only mean one thing: their yearly birthday movie night tradition! Now, she just has to figure out how to have movie night at camp, with no TV and no electricity! Luckily, though, there’s the rest of Roanoke cabin and yeti friends to help make it happen! OCT181286

LUMBERJANES TO MAX ED HC VOL 5 $39.99 Page 221
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Carey Pietsch
Strange things are afoot at Miss Qiunzella Thiskin Penniquiqul Thistle CrumpetX’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types. Stranger than usual that is. And the only answer isX roller derby?! This New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award-winning series is a story of friendship, hardcore lady-types and kicking a lot of butt. Collects Volumes 9 and 10 of the ongoing series into a deluxe hardcover edition. OCT181285

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #34 $3.99 Page 210
Marguerite Bennett and Simone di Meo
As dark forces coalesce around this new team of Power Rangers, they’re confronted by the sinister enemy who’s been secretly plotting their downfall…and that of the entire universe. OCT181255

STEVEN UNIVERSE #23 $3.99 Page 223
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
Steven asks Connie to join him in helping Garnet navigate cat ownership with her new kitten, Cat Steven.
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, OCT181293

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING VOL 4 JUST RIGHT $14.99 Page 222
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
After so much time defending the Earth, Steven and the Crystal Gems know the value of teamwork and asking for help. Join Steven on a series of one-on-one adventures with your favorite characters from around Beach City. Writer Grace Kraft and artist Rii Abrego guide Steven and the Crystal Gems as they learn what it means to rely on one another in these all-new stories from Cartoon NetworkX’s Steven Universe. OCT181290

STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #5 $3.99 Page 223
Shane-Michael Vidaurri and Mollie Rose
With the location of the last Harmony Core on Earth revealed, Garnet sets out to retrieve it, while Steven and those left in Beach City try to figure out what to do next. OCT181291

WELCOME TO WANDERLAND #4 $3.99 Page 220
Jackie Ball and Maddi Gonzalez
As Riot takes Bel on a tour of Wanderland, they are both surprised to see Riot’s sisters, the Bad Royals. Unfortunately, they earned their name the hard way. OCT181284

CHAPTER HOUSE PUBLISHING

DIE KITTY DIE! HEAVEN AND HELL #3 $3.99 Page 287
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
Kitty has broken out of Hell and she’s reached the gates of Heaven, but her final reward of all eternity is not going to come that easily! It seems that everyone’s favorite redheaded witch has a lot to atone for and God herself won’t even let her off! What are the dark sins and shocking secrets in Ktty’s past? And can she make up for them and earn her place in the Afterlife? Is Heaven all it’s cracked up to be? OCT181578

DYNAMITE

LONE RANGER #3 VOL 3 $3.99 Page 185
Mark Russell and Bob Q
Through trickery and guile, Tonto and The Lone Ranger foil the evil ranchers’ land grab, forcing them to turn to the deadliest bounty hunter in the west- a fop, a dandy, and a cannibal named Connor. OCT18111

PATHFINDER SPIRAL OF BONES HC $29.99 Page 191
Crystal Fraiser, Erik Mona, Tom Garcia, and Diego Galindo
As the Pathfinder plunge into the history and mysteries below Kaer Maga-the no-holds-barred ‘City of Strangers’-Valeros plunges far deeper into the great beyond, defending his immortal soul in the courts of the dead! From Pathfinder author Crystal Frasier comes this scintillating tale of life, death, and what lingers when we’re gone. Bonus materials: include twenty pages of character sheets, encounters, and world detail for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, plus an exclusive poster map. OCT181170

RAINBOW BRITE #3 $3.99 Page 187
Jeremy Whitley and Brittney Williams
Wisp and Twinkle’s quest to save Rainbow Land and learn what it means to be Rainbow Brite puts them on the path to seek out the last color guardian who hasn’t been captured, but will they be too late?! OCT181144

RED SONJA #24 $3.99 Page 198 Page 198
Amy Chu, Erik Burnham, and Carlos Gomez
The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja’s travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery. OCT181148

RED SONJA HOLIDAY SPECIAL $4.99 Page 183
Amy Chu, Erik Burnham, and Ricardo Jaime
Sonja reminisces about the time she and Sir Max rescued a drunk Santa from the Grinch (Kulan Gath of course!) and learns the true meaning of Christmas. OCT181096

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

KIZUNA GN VOL 2 DLX ED $19.95 Page 408
Kazuma Kodaka
No matter how hard they try, unfortunate events and unwanted troubles always seem to follow Ranmaru and Kei. Just when they thought they got over one tough hurdle this time, Ranmaru’s grandfather asks him to come back to dojo to train to become a kendo fighter once again. While over on the other side of the Shinjuku city, Kei witnesses a drug trade involving Kai. OCT182132 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KIZUNA GN VOL 4 DLX ED $19.95 Page 408
Kazuma Kodaka
Life changes are in the air for our couples as sudden events change everything. Ranmaru is called home by his grandfather, who wants him to return to the dojo and take up kendo again, despite his only partially recovery from the accident that cemented his bond to Kei. Meanwhile Kei has family troubles of his own. His half brother Kai appears to be running amok in the pleasure district, running with thugs that have nothing to do with the Sagano family’s syndicate. In the meantime, Araki is in Tokyo on syndicate business. Someone is messing about using their name, and it appears to eb tied to an old grudge, the very one that put the young Kei’s life in danger and destroyed Ranmaru’s body. The bonds are becoming ever more knotted, but will the strain cause them to break? Or can love and dedication overcome all? OCT182133 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KIZUNA GN VOL 5 DLX ED $19.95 Page 408
Kazuma Kodaka
Returning home, Ranmaru discovers that the surprises just keep coming. It seems he and Kei are not the only ones with secrets. Back at the dojo he learns news that drives him to do some soul searching. His father is alive! How will this affect him and the way he wishes to lead his life with his beloved at his side? Is this a new obstacle, or a potential ally? And why was he led to believe that his father was deceased? This time the bonds of love being tested are not his and Kei’s, but the ones that hold the very fabric of his family together and all he ever thought he knew. Can he and Kei weather this emotional storm together and come out stronger for it OCT182134 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KIZUNA GN VOL 6 DLX ED $12.95 Page 408
Kazuma Kodaka
How do you tell your father that you are dating another man? Both Kei and Ranmaru had enough-they don’t want to go on like this. Telling everyone “We are just roommates” and “we are just friends.” They want to tell his father that they are in a committed relationship… but how? And when…? They know they could only keep this up for so long. They will be moving into his father’s house soon. And things are about to stir up even more-its time to pick who will be taking over Sagano Group. OCT182135 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RIN GN VOL 1 $12.95 Page 408
Satoru Kannagi and Yukine Honami
Katsura, a second year in his high school’s archery club, has a hard time controlling his nerves. His “secret weapon” is his brother’s best friend and childhood buddy, Sou! One hug from Sou, and Katsura’s nerves are soothed to a peaceful calm. But he can’t keep Sou around him forever. As he wonders how he’ll survive without Sou’s hugs, his friend Kouichi suddenly asks if he can be the one to save him, and kisses him! OCT182138 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RIN GN VOL 2 $12.95 Page 408
Satoru Kannagi and Yukine Honami
Now that the inter-school tournament is over, Sou and the rest of the third years have retired. Kouichi and Katsura have been nominated as captain and assistant captain of the archery team and their first order of business is the spring training camp. But, with the inconsistencies in Katsura’s bow and heart, will the archery club really be okay? OCT182139 (OFFERED AGAIN)

RIN GN VOL 3 $12.95 Page 408
Yukine Honami, Satoru Kannagi
Now that the inter-school tournament is over, Sou and the rest of the 3rd years have retired. Kouichi and Katsura have been nominated as captain and assistant captain of the archery team and their first order of business is the spring training camp. But, with the inconsistencies in Katsura’s bow and heart, will the archery club really be okay? (OFFERED AGAIN)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

THIS WOMAN’S WORK GN $24.95 PAGE 293
Julie Delporte
This Woman’s Work is a powerfully raw autobiographical work that asks vital questions about femininity and the assumptions we make about gender. Julie Delporte examines cultural artifacts and sometimes traumatic memories through the lens of the woman she is today-a feminist who understands the reality of the women around her, how experiencing rape culture and sexual abuse is almost synonymous with being a woman, and the struggle of reconciling one’s feminist beliefs with the desire to be loved. OCT181614

KODANSHA COMICS

SAILOR MOON ETERNAL EDITION VOL 3 $27.99 Page 414
Naoko Takeuchi
The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation! Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! OCT182174

10 DANCE GN VOL 1 $12.99 Page 414
Inouesatoh
Yaoi fans, dip into your new obsession! The beautifully-detailed, lithe bodies of the two “kings of the ballroom” fly across the dance floor as rivals build a volatile bond in this red-hot romance! Shinya Sugiki, the dashing lord of Standard Ballroom, and Shinya Suzuki, passionate king of Latin Dance: The two share more than just a first name and a love of the sport. They each want to become champion of the 10-Dance Competition, which means they’ll need to learn the other’s specialty dances, and who better to learn from than the best? But old rivalries die hard, and things get complicated even further when they realize there might be more between them than an uneasy partnership! OCT182177

YURI IS MY JOB GN VOL 1 $12.99 Page 415
Miman
The new, hilarious yuri comedy! Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess; she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a cafe manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the cafe is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. She’s strangely taken with her partner Mitsuki, who’s so kind to her in front of the customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings. There’s just one problem… Mitsuki really can’t stand her! OCT182180

LION FORGE

CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT VOL 3 #2 $3.99 Page 321
Amy Chu, Marika Cresta Cresta, and Jessica Kholinne
Val thought The Event was behind her, but now new mysteries surrounding the asteroid and the fate of her crew are surfacing. As Val digs deeper into the secrets behind The Event, the trail leads her to a conspiracy blogger who may have the answers she seeks. OCT181791

GENERATIONS GN VOL 1 $14.99 Page 323
Flavia Bondi
After three years in Milan, Matteo returns home to the provincial country town where he was born and from which he had fled. Coming out as a young gay man in a provincial country town had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with little choice but to return home, with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, like so many other young people of his millennial generation. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. As he tries to rebuild his life, reconnecting with the women of his family and old hometown friends, he warily confronts a few truths about the other generations of his family–from their bigotry to their love, and tolerance, and acceptance–and a few truths about himself, including his fears of confrontation and commitment. OCT181804 (OFFERED AGAIN)

TAPROOT GN $10.99 Page 323
Keezy Young
Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means leaving him. OCT181805 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOUT COMICS

STABBITY BUNNY #11 $3.99 Page 343
Richard Rivera and Dwayne Biddix
It’s time to set the stage for the final battle between the Lees and the evil that’s been stalking them for more than a century. Using the mystical link between the two pieces of the heart charm, Dorian reveals he can monitor Glyph’s lair! When it’s unguarded, the besieged family decides to search for clues hoping to discover a way to defeat Glyph and Zael. Once they gain entry they are shocked to find a very familiar face as the ultimate betrayal is uncovered. [Has a lesbian character.]

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT

BLOOM INTO YOU GN VOL 6 $12.99 Page 415
Nakatani Nio
Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and fantasizes about the day that she too will get a love confession that will send her heart a-flutter. Yet when a male classmate confesses his feelings for her, she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity and finesse that Yuu is inspired to ask her for advice. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is the alluring Nanami herself, has Yuu’s shoujo romance finally begun? OCT182189

SUBLIME

ESCAPE JOURNEY GN VOL 2 $12.99 Page 383
Ogeretsu Tanaka
It’s been a few years, and Naoto and Taichi’s relationship has been going smoothly, with the two growing and learning little by little. It’s now their senior year in college, and Taichi decides to enter the school’s Mr. S University pageant in hopes of winning the grand prize-a hot springs vacation for two! But just as this relationship appears free of drama, underclassman Kei Nishina tells Naoto he’s spotted him kissing Taichi on campus. But is Naoto the only person he’s told?
For mature audiences. OCT182049

TEN COUNT GN VOL 6 $12.99 Page 383
Rihito Takarai
Shirotani and Kurose continue to grow ever closer as a couple. While out on a date, the two run into Ueda, the woman responsible for triggering Shirotani’s germophobia, causing emotions long buried to surface once again. Will this be the catalyst that drives Shirotani to once and for all fill in number ten on his list?
For mature audiences. OCT182050

TITAN COMICS

DOCTOR WHO 13TH #3 $3.99 Page 356
Jody Houser and Rachael Stott
The Thirteenth Doctor’s first comic adventure continues with Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser! The Doctor and her new companions square off against a rival time traveller, one who seems all too human. OCT181937

TOKYO POP

YURI BEAR STORM MANGA GN VOL 1 YURIKUMA $12.99 Page 386
Every night, 16-year-old Kureha Tsubaki has strange dreams involving lilies, storms, and being rescued by her classmate Ginko as an alien bear princess?! At school, Kureha’s unassuming personality and looks render her practically invisible. Sometimes, it feels like no one notices her at all, until cute and outgoing transfer student Ginko asks Kureha to be her friend. With Ginko’s encouragement and protection, Kureha starts to come out of her shell and realizes that, whether or not her new classmate really is a bear, her feelings toward Ginko might be stronger than friendship after all. OCT182052

VALIANT

LIVEWIRE #1 $3.99 Page 366
Vita Ayala, Raul Allen,and Patricia Martin
All new ongoing series! For the first time, Livewire takes center stage!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? From rising star Vita Ayala and astounding artists Raul Allen and Patricia Martin comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions! OCT181980

VAULT COMICS

SUBMERGED GN VOL 1 $14.99 Page 371
Vita Ayala and Lisa Sterle
On the night of the biggest storm in New York City history, Elysia Puente gets a call from her estranged little brother Angel, terrified and begging for help. When the call cuts out suddenly, despite the bad feelings between them, Ellie rushes into the night. Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it’s too late. OCT182013
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