LGBTQ Previews December 2018 Part 2

Hey there! Check out the good stuff, some new, some usual, coming in December!

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 wrote many such lists 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 #9 $3.99 Page 105
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton
Shadow finds himself in hot water as the new gods make a dangerous powerplay before his eyes. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series! OCT180308

LAGUARDIA #1 $4.99 Page 98
Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford
Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx. There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding? Written by Nnedi Okorafor, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner and illustrated by Tana Ford, the team behind Black Panther: Long Live the King #6. OCT180292

MYSTICONS GN TP VOL 2 $10.99 Page 113
Kate Leth and Megan Levens
Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper-unexpected heroes who together become epic warriors-are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil. In an effort to get Em out of the house, the Mysticons go to the mall, where Em is swept up in the world of a Battle-Bots style competition, “Machinations.” When she and Piper team up and enter the competition, they not only find themselves battling with robots, but against new friends with scorned feelings. OCT180333

STRANGER THINGS #4 $3.99 Page 103
Jody Houser and Stefano Martino
Will “The Wise” is all out of tricks, hunkered down in a makeshift fort and beginning to hallucinate from starvation, dehydration and the terrors of the Upside Down. Find out what happens when the Demogorgon finally catches its prey. No one escapes a Demogorgon unscathed. OCT180298

STARCRAFT TP VOL 1 $17.99 Page 115
Jody Houser and Gabriel Guzman
This new series further explores the expansive universe of Blizzard’s hit game, with writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzman (Mass Effect, Star Wars) at the helm. In StarCraft: Scavengers, a group of terran space scavengers hope to pull off the job of their lifetimes, pillaging a derelict protoss ship.
OCT180342

DC

BATGIRL takes a break

BATWOMAN TP VOL 3 FALL OF THE HOUSE OF KANE $16.99
Marguerite Bennett, Fernando Blanco, and Scott Godlewski
After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to 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 ensure her terrorist foes don’t begin the New Year with a bang! Collects issues #12-18. OCT180563

CATWOMAN #6 $3.99 Page 15
Joelle Jones
Selina’s forced into a seriously sinister Sopranos-style sit-down! While the cops continue to hunt her for a murder she didn’t commit, Catwoman’s forced to take a meeting with secretive crime boss Mrs. Creel. Here’s the pitch: work for us or die! Selina counters with some blackmail of her own, but the offer fails to blow away Creel and her meta-crew. That leads to a breakneck chase that drives Catwoman right into the crosshairs of the local authorities. OCT180490

DEATHSTROKE #38 $3.99 Page 19
Christopher Priest and Fernando Pasarin
Deathstroke finally meets his match: Arkham Asylum?! Now an inmate, Slade Wilson must prove his sanity so he can stop an alien invasion (what?). Before he can even attempt a breakout, he’s got to face off against angry Arkham inmates out to get him. And what’s Two-Face’s role in all this mayhem? He keeps showing up in two places at once! Meanwhile, Deathstroke’s daughter, Rose Wilson, is kidnapped! Can Jericho save his sister? OCT180496

ELECTRIC WARRIORS #2 $3.99 Page 22
Steve Orlando and Travel Foreman
The Planet Covenant is live! Warrior representatives from across the known galaxies have gathered to wage battle and prove their cosmic superiority. Representing the humans of Earth is War Cry, who enters into his first gladiatorial match with all the ego and bluster we can expect from Earthlings. But will it be enough to stop the lava-spewing champion of Saturn? Alliances are formed in and out of the arena, as each fighter starts to establish their rank. War Cry thinks he has found a friend in an empathic healer from distant Vrang, but he can’t help but think his only true friend may be the oceanic Deep Dweller, his rival from Earth. And of course, what no one yet knows is what the ruling powers are after. It can’t just be watching species from around the cosmos tearing each other apart…can it? OCT180501

HARLEY QUINN #54 & 56 $3.99 Page 26
Sam Humphries and John Timms
It’s a Harley ho-ho-holiday special! Nothing’s worse than spending the holidays with your uninvited, unannounced family–just ask Harley. Her brothers won’t stop fighting, her dad wants peace and quiet, and her mom just wants everyone to get along. But the dysfunctional family dynamic masks a major secret that the whole Quinn family is keeping from Harley. Will the big reveal mean an even bigger family blowout, or can Harley’s clan end their squabbling and remember the true meaning of the season? OCT180508

It’s Harley Quinn–crazy cat lady! Seems one of Harley’s tenants used to be a small-time, cat-themed crook, but now is just a lonely retiree hoarding felines in his apartment. Gross! Harley takes it upon herself to find homes for the “cat burglars,” but in trying to get them adopted, she runs afoul of the local pet store, “Men O’Paws.” But who’s gonna feed the kitties while Harley fights this turf war? And more importantly, who’ll clean their litter box? OCT180511

HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH DELUXE COLLECTED HC BOOK 3 $34.99 Page 59
Amanda Conner & Various, John Timms & Various
Harley’s entire crew comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman…but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering? Plus, Harley becomes…the new Batwoman? And then, Harley crosses paths with some of Batman’s greatest foes, including the Penguin, Killer Croc and Mr. Freeze! Collects Harley Quinn #28-42. OCT180586

JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 & 14 $3.99 Page 29
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Guillem March, and various
It’s on–the Totality will totally total the Multiverse! What could possibly go wrong when the Legion of Doom gets their hands on it? Plus, what is the connection between Justice League and the new Batman Who Laughs miniseries from Scott Snyder and Jock? OCT180515

Let’s take a trip to “Hawkworld” in part one of a new Totality-related storyline! Martian Manhunter, John Stewart and Hawkgirl avoided “Drowned Earth” with a detour to Thanagar-Prime: J’onn looks to tap into the ancient Martian mental database, GL struggles while practicing his new UV powers, and Kendra searches for answers about her connection to the Totality. OCT180517

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #5 $3.99 Page 30
James Tynion IV, Daniel Sampere, and Juan Albarran
The Justice League Dark…trapped in the mystic realm of Myrra! Their jailer? Blue Devil…and he wants revenge on Detective Chimp! Seems Bobo tried to magically resurrect his best friend, the original Nightmaster, but lost control of the spell and filled Myrra with zombies instead. And left Blue Devil behind to get eaten. So BD’s kinda sorta maybe got a reason to be pissed. With that in mind, will Wonder Woman and the rest of the JLD even step up to help Bobo against a raging Blue Devil? That sounds bananas to us. OCT180519

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 $3.99 Page 5
Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life–and the course of the Earth–forever! OCT180474

NEW TALENT SHOWCASE 2018 #1 $7.99 Page 6
Philip Kennedy Johnson, Magdalene Visaggio, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, and 8 others
The latest graduates from the DC Talent Development Workshops show off their skills by telling stories about some of DC’s greatest characters including Batman, Catwoman, John Constantine, Wonder Woman, Zatanna and more! OCT180477

NIGHTWING #55 $3.99 Page 33
Scott Lobdell, Chris Mooneyham, and Travis Moore
The repercussions of the cataclysmic events of Batman #55 continue as a scarred Dick Grayson has given up his vigilante persona in favor a normal existence. A new job, new friends, new life–all are compromised when a safehouse full of old Nightwing gear falls into the wrong hands. Confronted with a past he’s worked so desperately to escape, will Dick Grayson answer the challenge by becoming Nightwing…or something else? The newest chapter in the evolution of Dick Grayson reaches its next level! [A note about Nightwing: Scott Lobdell harassed bisexual cartoonist MariNaomi during an LGBT comics panel at a con. Moore is gay. Mooneyham may or may not be queer.] OCT180525

NIGHTWING REBIRTH DELUXE COLLECTED HC BOOK 3 $34.99 Page 63
Tim Seeley & Various, Paul Pelletier & Various
In these stories from issues #29-43, Raptor is back in Bludhaven with secrets and a plan that will tear the city apart-and could put Nightwing out of commission forever! And just when Nightwing finally feels like he’s got his life in Bludhaven under control, a murderer from his Gotham City days has arrived in his new city! OCT180601

SUPERGIRL #25 $4.99 Page 42
Marc Andreyko, Emanuaela Lupacchino, and various
It’s a super-sized issue of Supergirl! Supergirl and Krypto go back to the “scene of the crime”–the ruins of Krypton! With Z’ndr hitchhiking, Supergirl is not only there to find clues on who the killers of Krypton are, but to pay her respects to her dead family and friends for the first time since she left the planet. But a mysterious caretaker whose duty is to protect Krypton’s remnants at all costs attacks and won’t let Kara through! As if that weren’t enough, the Kryptonian powerhouse and her super-powered pooch are stricken with radiation poisoning from the dead planet and must also fight their inner demons! This anniversary issue also includes two backup stories! First, witness the thoughts and fears of Krypto as he is affected by the radiation poisoning from the wreckage of Krypton. Then, learn more about our new hitchhiker, Z’ndr Khol, as he scavenges a booby-trapped ruin in a remote corner of the galaxy in an off-the- wall space adventure! OCT180539

TITANS #31 $3.99 Page 45
Dan Abnett and Minkyu Jung
If you want blood, you got it…but the Titans may not like it! There’s a new leader of the Blood Cult, and her name is Mother Blood! Their mission? Kidnapping the best scientific minds from around the world to perfect their emergent-energy weapon. Their next target? Steel! And the Blood Cult has an ace up its sleeve: weaponized Source Wall energy that turns its victims into blood zombies. (As if there weren’t enough blood motifs in this ish…) In the Titans’ blackest night (wink), a new hero has arrived to help turn the tide. OCT180545

UNEXPECTED #7 $2.99 Page 46
Steve Orlando and Ronan Cliquet
The Unexpected tread where mortals fear to walk! Neon the Unknown, Firebrand and Hawkman unwittingly discover the birthplace of the Nth metal isotope, but there’s a catch: it exists outside the Multiverse in the dead world of Nil, guarded by one of the Tempus Fuginauts, who has already passed his guilty judgment! Someone must die for trespassing into Nil–and the Unexpected must be the ones to choose who lives and dies! What happens next in the archaeology of the Multiverse? OCT180547

WONDER WOMAN #60 $3.99 Page 59 Page 48
G. Willow Wilson and Cary Nord
It’s a standoff of mythological proportions when Wonder Woman combats the resurrected God of War, Ares! While trying to stop a war, Wonder Woman appeals to Ares to intervene with her, but he thinks the two parties should fight it out and resolve it themselves. Guess dying and coming back didn’t do much to soften Ares’ M.O. Meanwhile, Steve Trevor’s been kidnapped and confronts his captor: the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, who’s extremely pissed. Let’s see Steve schmooze his way out of this one! OCT180549

VERTIGO / YOUNG ANIMAL

THE DREAMING #4 $3.99 Page 21
Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely
As its rightful steward, Lucien, wrestles with the slow decay of his mind, the realm of wonders slips into totalitarianism beneath the thunderous gavel of Judge Ezekiel Gallows. But as the gates are fortified and the citizens terrorized by a foul new form of execution, something far greater and more terrifying slouches toward the Dreaming to be born. With nowhere else to turn, it’s time to seek the counsel of the Endless. OCT180500

GODDESS MODE #1 $3.99 Page 4
Zoe Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez
Don’t miss the start of a new series by Hugo Award nominee Zoe Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez! In a near future where humanity’s needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price’s life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality. OCT180472

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #4 $3.99 Page 28
Nalo Hopkinson and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
The mysterious infection doctors are calling “Cotard’s Delusion” spreads, trapping countless souls in the Dreaming and leaving their physical bodies yearning for death. To handle her own case of the disease, Latoya decides to go on risky adventures, believing she’ll feel alive the closer she gets to death, while her girlfriend Maggie tries to find a true cure. Meanwhile, in the Dreaming, Erzulie Dantor calls her war council of Shakpana, Turtle and Uncle Monday to find a way to take her sister-self’s bayou and boat back to their realm. Shakpana, however, seems to be more interested in making his way back to the Waking World. OCT180514

LUCIFER #3 $3.99 Page 31
Dan Waters, Max Fiumara, and Sebastian Fiumara
Lucifer is in misery. No longer able to heal his broken body, escape seems further away than ever…until hope arrives in the form of a mad poet. Meanwhile: a tome of prophecy is found among the cookbooks, and a finger or two are lost down the side of the couch. OCT180521

SHADE THE CHANGING WOMAN TP $16.99 Page 65
Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone, and Jamie Coe
Shade has shed her alien identity. She’s stepped out of her original Earth body and into another one. Now free of the burdens of any past life, and finally on her own, she sets out to see more of her new home. But how does she cope when the madness takes all the human emotions she was forced to confront in the Milk Wars and turns them into a bouillabaisse of memory and confusion? And to make it even more challenging, Shade must also face her namesake, the original Changing Man. Collects the entire six-issue miniseries! OCT180607

IDW/ TOPSHELF

EUTHANAUTS by Tini Howard and Nick Robles takes a break.

GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER TP $24.99 Page 141
Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
All the Ghostbusters-the originals, the ladies of the 2016 film, and beyond-come together against a threat too powerful for any team to handle alone. For a while now, the original Ghostbusters have had access to an interdimensional portal that has given them all-new ways to research the paranormal and consult with Ghostbusters throughout the multiverse… but they haven’t shared this tech with any of those other Ghostbusters, and some don’t think that’s fair. That’s why, after a chance meeting, Jillian Holtzmann and Ron Alexander have decided to right this wrong and cobble together their own working portal… which unintentionally unleashes the contents of the Ghostbusters’ Containment Unit! Collects all eight issues of Ghostbusters: Crossing Over and the Ghostbusters 2018 Annual.
Advance solicited for January release! OCT180665

HOUSE AMOK #5 $3.99 Page 160
Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus
Ten-year-old twin Dylan Sandifer is now in the driver’s seat of more than the converted old school bus her family called home for a summer murder spree. Will she turn on her family and the sacred bond between twins and break free from the shared madness? Conspiracy theories, organ thieves, and secret histories collide in the explosive final issue! OCT180727

MAGIC THE GATHERING CHANDRA #2 $3.99 Page 150
Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao
After her latest defeat, Chandra feels broken, and now a familiar foe seizes the opportunity to strike, making things even worse!. Will Ajani’s heroic intervention be enough to help Chandra overcome the threat?
Rising star writer Vita Ayala and powerhouse artist Harvey Tolibao continue to expand the bounds of the multiverse in the first Magic: The Gathering series in almost five years OCT180694

ROCKETEER REBORN #1 $3.99 Page 145
Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, and Javier Pulido
A Rocketeer for a new century! It’s been 80 years since Cliff Secord first found an experimental jet pack and soared through the skies as The Rocketeer, becoming a hero along the way. Now, decades later, The Rocketeer is all but forgotten, a legend of a bygone era-until Cliff’s jet pack is found, but in a most unexpected way-one that causes conflict for several people, each of whom are drawn to the jet pack… some for good and some for evil! A pulp-inspired modern-day adventure! First female Rocketeer! OCT180677

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BLACKBIRD #3 $3.99 Page 65
Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel
Nina thought magic was just cool spells and hot guys. But magic turned out to be so much more. Don’t miss this issue’s heartbreaking cliffhanger!
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, OCT180148

CROWDED #5 $3.99 Page 68
Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein,and Ted Brandt
Things go from bad to oh-crap as the Reapr-shaped net of bad hitmen and desperate civilians begins to close around Charlie and Vita. As their library hideout comes under assault and the campaign rolls past two million dollars, the Million Dollar Girl and the 1.4-Star Bodyguard have to make some hard choices. And quickly, because Trotter’s master plan is finally unfolding, all with a little help from Circe.
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, OCT180170

DIE #1 $3.99 Page 40
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
Kieron Gillen teams up with artist supernova Stephanie Hands for her first ongoing comic! Die is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji.” That only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in oversized debut issue-where fantasy gets all too real. OCT180012

EVOLUTION ADAPT & DIE TP $16.99 Page 55
James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Faced with the fact that humanity’s time-as we know it-is over, Abe crosses a line and becomes less human himself. Meanwhile, Hannah follows a trail of monsters to a secret facility in Italy, and Claire is caught up in a conspiracy that could endanger her girlfriend.
Collects issues #7-12 OCT180060

JOOK JOINT #3 $3.99 Page 75
Tee Franklin and Alitha Martinez
Now it’s Heloise’s turn to show her husband how it feels to be beaten! It’s the 1800s, and Mahalia gives us a glimpse into her past-and why revenge is important.
Plus, this issue includes an original backup story by Shawn Pryor and George Kambadais. OCT180209

MAN-EATERS #4 $3.99 Page 78
Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk
“Cat FIght”. This exclusive special report will be a must-buy for Man-Eaters fans and collectors, while also acting as a stand-alone entry point for those who are new to the series. “Cat Fight” is the illustrated cat defense manual you, and your customers, have been waiting for. OCT180221

PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 5 $14.99 Page 58
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
Brian K Vaughn, bestselling writer of Saga, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, return with award-winning colorist Matthew Wilson and innovative letterer Jared K Fletcher for the darkly dramatic fifth volume of Paper Girls. Can anyone escape fate? That’s what Mac and her fellow newspaper delivery girls must discover as they travel from the year 2000 to a distant and dangerous future era of Cleveland, Ohio. Plus, the secret truth behind the mysterious “Grand Father” who’s been pursuing the girls across time is finally revealed! Collects issues #21-25. OCT180099

SLEEPLESS #10 $3.99 Page 85
Sarah Vaughn and Leila Del Duca
Poppy and Cyrenic discover the long-lost and troubling history of Harbeny, and must make critical decisions about their future. Will they escape to safety, or demand justice? OCT180249

SNOTGIRL takes a break.

STELLAR TP $16.99 Page 60
Joseph Keatinge and Bret Blevins
Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She succeeded at everything except finding peace.
Reduced to working as a bounty hunter, she scours the worlds she’s broken, searching for redemption. But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, and some just can’t leave the war behind them. Joseph Keatinge and legendary artist Bret Blevins will transport you to another dimension, filled with crashed spaceships, fast-talking aliens, and ageless wonders. Collects STELLAR #1-6 OCT180120

UNNATURAL #5 $3.99 Page 87
Mirka Andolfo
New story arc! The second act of Mirka Andolfo’s summer sensation begins here! Leslie is on the run! Unjustly hunted by the government for the murder of her best friend Trish, she can’t help but trust that hooded wolf who’s been snooping on her since the very first issue. Who is he? What does he really want from her? And is he somehow related to that steamy lupine creature from Leslie’s dreams? OCT180255

WALKING DEAD #186 $3.99 Page 88
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
The powder keg: once it goes off, it can’t be contained. OCT180261

WICKED & DIVINE #40 $3.99 Page 89
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson
New story arc. “Okay” part one. The pop-obsessed sensation starts its final arc. Yup, you read it right. We’re rushing toward the climax. Are you really going to stop now? C’mon. Stay with us. We’ve got a five-years-in-the-making conclusion to be getting on with. OCT180264

WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 3 $44.99 Page 61
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson
Ananke is dead. What do the gods do? Whatever they want. What can go wrong? Everything. Literally, everything. This bestselling, critically acclaimed comic reaches its Imperial Phase, with copious “making of” material and extensive director’s commentary. Collects issues #23-33 OCT180135

MARVEL

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

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4 $3.99 Page 72
Cullen Bunn, Matteo Lolli, and Natacha Bustos
Asgardians under arrest! Just when Nebula falls within their grasp, the Asgardians of the Galaxy find themselves in hot water with the Nova Corps! And every second they’re detained, Nebula comes closer to ruling the galaxy. What’s a team of warriors and assassins to do? OCT180955

ASTONISHING X-MEN TP UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP $17.99 Page 127
Matthew Rosenberg, Greg Land, and Travel Foreman
The Reavers are back, and they have a new weapon that only Havok knows about. It’s going to take a ragtag group of X-Men to save a world that hates and fears them! But after his villainous turn, can any of his old friends really trust Alex Summers? And can he blame them? Find out as Havok, Beast, Warpath, Colossus and Dazzler reluctantly form an all-new, all-different, all-astonishing squad! But their enemies might not really be what they seem — and Havok’s dark days may not quite be behind him! Plus: Jean Grey struggles to make sense of her life post-resurrection. Who better to help than her oldest friends — Beast, Angel and Iceman? How about a rather unexpected guest: their former mentor, Professor Charles Xavier — now the man known as X! Collecting Astonish X-Men(2017) #13-17 and annual #1 (2018) #1. OCT181027

BLACK PANTHER #7 $3.99 Page 63
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jen Bartel
The next chapter of the intergalactic Empire of Wakanda starts here! “The Gathering of My Name”. The Maroons strike back! You watched them steal the M’Kraan Shard from the empire. Now, at last, the rebels are ready to show the empire who they really are. “He Who Put the Blade Where It Belonged” retakes his rightful title–and the Black Panther is reborn! OCT180939

DOCTOR APHRA #26 $4.99 Page 90
Simon Spurrier and Emilio Laiso
Worst Among Equals part two. Rogue archaeologist Dr Aphra has ten hours to cross a hostile megacity before the bomb implanted in her throat blows up. No big deal, right? And even if there ARE, say, insane cops and bounty hunters on her tail–she’s got a partner to help her! (Unfortunately that would be Triple Zerp: the astonishingly unpleasant murder droid who yearns to see her dead.) OCT180993

DOMINO #9 $3.99 Page 81
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
Stay low and keep firing! Domino’s luck seems to have a mind of its own sometimes, whether her intentions are noble or not. A very SPECIAL GUEST arrives to show Domino how it’s done! OCT180975

EXILES #11 $3.99 Page 78
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodrigues
The wrath of Khan! The Exiles’ beloved Khan–who sacrificed herself to stop the Time-Eater–has miraculously returned! But this time, her gun is trained on her old teammates! And she’s not alone. Meet the evil Exiles–Captain Axis; Shuri, a.k.a. Killmonger; Iron Kang; X 2/3rd and Skele-Thor! OCT180967

FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL #1 $4.99 Page 4
Gail Simone, Dan Slott, and Laura Braga
Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it’s the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don’t mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck! The Fantastic Four family tree! And more! R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don’t forget to kiss the bride! OCT180778

ICEMAN #4 $3.99 Page 74
Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman
New York is finally throwing its first Mutant Pride Parade! But it may also be the last, as Mr. Sinister escalates his attacks on Iceman! OCT180958

INFINITY WARS: INFINITY WARPS #2 $3.99 Page 34
Sina Grace, Cullen Bunn, Jim Zub, Christopher Hastings, Garry Brown, Kev Walker, Chris Sprouse & Flaviano
With astonishing mental powers and a skeleton made of solid diamond, Diamond Patch lives a life of violence and glamor! Plus, when the Chronogen Mists left Kamala Kang forever changed, they set her on a course to becoming the teenaged conqueror of time! And finally, when their parents were killed as they got their powers, they swore revenge and became the Punisher Pack! OCT180869

MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #4 $3.99 Page 43
Vita Ayala, Donny Cates, and Joshua Cassara
What has changed the world around them? Who has taken their memories of who they were, and why? And why are they all haunted by the same ghost? Only one man can find the answers. A man who once ruled a nation! But even with no homeland, no fortune and no weapons, T’Challa is still the most dangerous man alive! OCT180895

MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 $4.99 Page 50
Chris Sims, Rainbow Rowell, Leah Thompson, Sina Grace, Kris Anka, and many more
Twenty-five holiday tales of merry mutants, one for each day of December 1 through December 25! What does Magneto do for Hanukkah? What’s Rogue and Gambit’s first married Christmas like? Is Jubilee truly the master of navigating malls during the holidays? These questions and more are answered as all your favorite X-Men and more creators than you can shake a jingle bell at come together for a holiday celebration to last all month long! OCT180911

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 Page 27
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc…and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn’t even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed and Young Gun Javier Garron bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe! OCT180846

MS MARVEL #37 $3.99 Page 66
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
Ms. Marvel’s past collides with her future! And as Kamala reacclimates to her powers, new revelations change everything! Don’t miss this key issue in the history of Ms. Marvel! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.] OCT180946

RUNAWAYS #16 $3.99 Page 68
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
Christmas comes to the hostel! Even when trapped in their HQ, the Runaways are going to find a way to have a great December. But a returned Runaway (well, and the certain destruction of Earth) could ruin everything. OCT180950

SHATTERSTAR #3 $3.99 Page 78
Tim Seeley and Carlos Villa
Shatterstar’s past as an extradimensional gladiator comes back to haunt him in the present…and his future’s no guarantee! Sharpen your double bladed sabers, True Believers, and get ready to fight! OCT180968

SHURI #3 $3.99 Page 70
Nnedi Okorafor and Leonardo Romero
I am…Shuri? A little Wakandan magic, a little astral projection and a very confused tree. Shuri cast her mind into the depths of space in a desperate bid to find her missing brother–and instead she landed in the mind of Groot! Who’s about to become a crunchy snack for a huge, energy-sucking alien! Rocket Raccoon’s best guns won’t get them out of this one. Is Wakanda about to lose its only remaining heir to the throne?! OCT180953

SPIDER-GIRLS #3 $3.99 Page 28
Jody Houser and Andres Genolet
A Spider-Geddon tie om! The Spider-Girls have found a way to turn the tide of Spider-Geddon! First they’ll need to fight past Inheritors Brix and Bora to rejoin the Spider-Army! Then will the cure be worse for the Web of Life and Destiny than the Inheritors’ disease? OCT180852

STAR WARS AGE OF REPUBLIC DARTH MAUL #1 $3.99 Page 86
Jody Houser and Luke Ross
Rise of the Sith! A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the Jedi Order! However, since tasting his first blood, the Sith lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring Darth Sidious! OCT180982

STAR WARS AGE OF REPUBLIC QUI-GON JINN #1 $3.99 Page 88
Jody Houser and Cory Smith
Jedi Order or chaos? Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick Qui-Gon Jinn is one of Star Wars’ most controversial heroes. The Jedi Master is known to bend the rules and it’s gotten him into plenty of trouble with the Council. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he’s forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. What will Qui-Gon uncover about his loyalty to the Jedi vs his loyalty to the Force? Guest-starring Master Yoda! OCT180987

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39 Page 66
Ryan North and Derek Charm
Last issue ended with Squirrel Girl and someone claiming to be Iron Man getting into a fight! Will this issue show you how that fight goes and who wins and why? The answer: yes! But with an Iron Man imposter on the scene, that means the real Tony Stark is missing! It’s up to Squirrel Girl and her friends to find Tony before it’s too late: for him and the world. Unfortunately for Squirrel Girl–as this comic is within the super-hero genre of sequential art, one that relies on high-stakes narrative storytelling filled with twists and turns that result in the world never being the same–what she finds is not what she expects and the world will never be the same! All this–plus: let’s say underwater adventure too awaits you in this issue of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! OCT180945

UNCANNY X-MEN #4 – 7 $3.99 Page 38
Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg, Mahmud Asrar, and others
X-Men Dissassembled continues! Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse. The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the Age of Apocalypse? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion! OCT180889

UNSTOPPABLE WASP #3 $3.99 Page 67
Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru
What happens when the Unstoppable Wasp decides to take a night off with her mentor to enjoy herself? Well, obviously everything falls apart. G.I.R.L. is under attack by the forces of A.I.M., and everybody with super-powers or assassin training is out of the lab. What are they after? Who have they hurt? And who are these new you A.I.M. lieutenants? And has Nadia finally met her physical match in the form of a returning fan-favorite female fighter? G.I.R.L. is about to have a bad night. OCT180948

WEST COAST AVENGERS #5 & 6 $3.99 Page 52
Kelly Thompson and Daniele Do Nicuolo
City of Evil begins!! Turns out not everyone is happy the good guys have gotten the band back together again in the form of an all-new West Coast Avengers. Some villains were actually pretty pleased with the status quo, and they’ve got creative ideas about an UN-welcoming party to rectify the situation. Double Hawkeyes, America Chavez, Quentin Quire, Gwenpool and Fuse find themselves caught in a not-so-amusing amusement park, where the other attendees are, well, mostly villains looking to take them out. Super fun! Artist Daniele Di Nicuolo joins the West Coast Crew for a thrilling double-shipping arc! OCT180919

City of Evil continues! Sometimes saving the day includes saving yourself so you can live long enough to deal with the next crisis, and, as a slew of villains band together to destroy the West Coast Avengers, our heroes will have to do just that! Hope you survive the L.A. experience! (Yes, we brought an X-Man on board just so we could legally say that! So can we fire Quentin yet?) What house of horrors awaits the West Coast Avengers? And what familiar face is gonna throw a wrench in Kate Bishop’s less-than-well-oiled team?! OCT180920

X-23 #7 $3.99 Page 76
Mariko Tamaki and Diego Olorteguie
An all new arc begins. A series of gruesome murders. A killer who disappears without a trace. Laura and Gabby are on the hunt. But when Laura comes face-to-face with the mysterious X-Assassin, nothing is as it seems. OCT180963

X-FORCE #1 $4.99 Page 9
Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett
From the ashes of Extermination! Cable is dead…and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath. must hunt down the murderer of their former leader! The mutant militia are hot for blood…but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with all of it? From Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett, comes an all-new, high-octane mutant adventure! A reckoning will come! OCT180795

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