LGBTQ Previews For November 2018 Part 1

Summer is hanging on still thankfully but we’re looking at November preorders here and that’s a cue to mention how important it is to vote in the November 6th midterm elections! Here’s a good place to start if you are not registered to vote and if you’re unsure if you are or want to double check (and let’s face it, you should check because you don’t want to be surprised at your polling place) then check hereRock The Vote is another great resource. And don’t forget about early voting and absentee ballot options!

What you’ll find here in part one are comics, trades, graphic novels, and manga from BOOM, DE, Archie, and other similar publishers. Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, and Marvel (sometimes called the Big 5) are featured in part two. 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!

A WAVE BLUE

THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS SC $19.99 Page 286
Matt Miner, Vita Ayala,  Ariela Kristantina & Various
A horror anthology collecting 18 stories that reflect on the current state of world politics. SEP181563

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #8 $3.99 Page 244
Terry Moore
Katchoo’s globe-trotting pursuit of Stephanie hits high speed when she realizes the rogue Parker Girl is heading back to the United States and straight for Katchoo’s home and family! The stakes have never been higher in the deadly game of cat and mouse. Don’t miss it! SEP181352

ACTION LAB

TWELVE DEVILS DANCING TP VOL 1 $14.99 Page 249
Erica Schultz and Dave Acosta
For years, a serial killer dubbed The Crypto-Killer mutilated women and left cryptic ciphers on their bodies. FBI Special Agent Callum Cooper was the one to solve the ciphers and catch the killer… Or did he? Now retired from the FBI because of a fatal diagnosis, the real killer emerges with a new mystery for Callum, and his past comes back to haunt him, torturing him in his last days. With the help of Aisha Miller, a bio-tech genius college student, Callum and Aisha are tasked with confronting this agent’s past mistakes, as they both seek redemption before it’s too late. SEP181373

PRINCELESS FIND YOURSELF #2 $3.99 Page 248
Jeremy Whitley, Emily Martin & Various
On the edge of the kingdom of Ashland a great threat to the realm arises and it threatens to bring an end to the Ashe family for good. Now they have Devin and Tempest captive, but they have a friend who’s a wolf and sworn to make sure Devin stays in one piece. Meanwhile, Adrienne was dragged off unconscious through the desert by a stranger in a robe. Where is she now and will it be the key to her quest? SEP181360

PRINCELESS RAVEN PIRATE PRINCESS  VOL 6 GOLDEN ROCK $14.99 Page 248
Jeremy Whitley and Xenia Pamfil
Two years ago, Raven Xingtao was locked in a tower and denied her birthright thanks to the scheming of her brothers. After she was freed, she set out to reclaim what was hers and get her revenge. It has been a long time coming, but after tonight the job will be halfway done. On Golden Rock there is a beautiful fortress and at the heart of that fortress is Raven’s brother, Magpie. Unfortunately, between Raven and Magpie is every sword swinging, tough as nails pirate that sails under Magpie’s flag and Raven has a crew of about a dozen. The only way to get in the same room and face her brother is in disguise. Now, if things go south, there’s an army between Raven’s crew and their boat. And in plans like this, things always go south eventually. SEP181362

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY #18 $3.99 Page 261
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De Latorre
What has been seen cannot be unseen. What has been known cannot be unknown. The survivors gaze upon a changed world of grief, rage, love, and remorse-a world where, win or lose, they will forfeit the blissful ignorance they once held dear. SEP181403

DEAD KINGS #2 $3.99 Page 256
Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith
Folklore written in iron and oil! Sasha Vasnetsov would do anything to free his brother Gena from a work camp for the socially degenerate, including using a suicide bomb hidden in the last place any man would look. Sasha didn’t want to use it. He wanted to use Maria Kamenaya, a warrior from a bygone apocalypse. Too bad she’s more interested in flesh: eating it or laying with it, depending on the source. Sasha’s on his own, out of luck, on a one-way trip to the wrong detention camp? Am I right? A vision of humanity after a disastrous World War of Mechs and Magic. SEP181393

MOTH & WHISPER #3 $3.99 Page 259
Ted Anderson and Jen Hickman
Everyone knows the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper, but few know that they’re missing. And what nobody knows is that the new Moth and Whisper are actually one person pretending to be both of them: Niki, their teenage child. With the help of an unexpected ally, Niki gets closer to Wolfe than ever. But they have no idea what’s in store for them-and what they don’t know will end up hurting them. 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. SEP181397

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #700 $1.00 Page 276
Nick Spencer, Marguerite Sauvage, Jack Morelli, and Audrey Mok (cover)
A brand new era of Archie begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer and artist Marguerite Sauvage as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more! [The following order code is for the Audrey Mok cover.] SEP181489

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 takes a break this month.

BETTY & VERONICA VIXENS TP VOL 2 $14.99 Page 276
Jamie L Rotante, Carlos Cabrera, and Elaina Unger
The Vixens are being followed by a sinister former foe, but he claims to come in peace-can he be trusted? Meanwhile, a young woman’s mysterious disappearance has the Vixens’ questioning if their actions are having unintended consequences. Collects issues #6 – #10. SEP181496

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #1 REPRINT $1.00 Page 277
Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack
Relive the horror in this special reprinting of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1, to celebrate the brand new Netflix series, at a new low price! Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. SEP181498

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #10 $2.80 $3.99 Page 277
Frank Tieri, Pat Kennedy, and Various
Who-or what-is behind the creation of FrankenMoose? Whatever it is, it may pose the greatest threat to Jughead Jones yet– and considering this is a guy who’s fought bloodthirsty werewolves and armed to the teeth werewolf hunters, that’s saying something! SEP181499

BLACK MASK

COME INTO ME TP VOL 1 $16.99 Page 289
Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler
From the critically acclaimed writers of The Dregs comes a new horror series about body image, social media, and memory.
When an entrepreneur with a god complex creates a technology that allows two minds to share one body, he doesn’t anticipate the degenerative effects of long-term trials. Come Into Me is a contemporary comment on connected culture and our longing for approval in the digital age. This is a world where technology and flesh become indistinguishable. Prepare yourself for the insane lovechild of The Fly and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. Collects issues 1-4. SEP181579

DEVIL WITHIN #3 $3.99 Page 289
Stephanie Phillips and Maan House
Are ghosts real? Is demonic possession possible? After discovering a horrible secret in issue two, Sam decides it’s time to learn the truth about her fiance. Devil Within is an unnerving, psychological horror story based on true events that will make you question how well you really know the people closest to you. SEP181578

SEX DEATH REVOLUTION #2 $3.99 Page 289
Magdalene Visaggio and Becca Farrow
Meet Marcus. Former magical intern and current wannabe intellectual, Marcus is a bastion of good taste. He also has a terrible secret: he’s totally fucking evil. And he’s decided to take Esperanza down. SEP181580

SNAP FLASH HUSTLE #1 $3.99 Page 288
Patrick Shand and Emily Pearson
Haley Mori, a downtrodden alternative-model, happens upon a secret society of elite models in NYC that are using their platforms to sell narcotics. Seeing a possible escape from a lifetime of crushing debt, Haley becomes involved and works her way up the ranks, making new alliances and enemies alike while getting a taste of a power she never knew she craved. In this new stylish crime thriller from writer Pat Shand and artist Emily Pearson, nothing is as it seems. [Jenn St-Onge cover] SEP181575

WE ARE THE DANGER VOL 1 $16.99 Page 288
Fabian Lelay
Starting as the new girl in your senior year of high school is never easy, and Julie Malliari is having a terrible first day–until she meets Tabitha. After a night out at a rock show, their friendship quickly grows and, before they know it, the two form a band with their sights set on a record deal… they just need to win it in a nationwide Battle of the Bands competition. With Tabitha’s rival keen to take the prize for herself, it’s a battle not to be missed…From artist and writer Fabian Lelay, colorist Claudia Aguirre, and letterer Taylor Esposito comes this exuberant tale of friendship, growing up, and rock n roll. Collects issues 1-5. SEP181576

BOOM

ADVENTURE TIME FINN GN $9.99 Page 231
Noelle Stevenson & Various, Luke Pearson, Various
It’s Adventure Time with Finn! Embark on the most mathematical journey imaginable by diving into tales all about the best human in the Land of Ooo. From playing retro board games to facing down foes, Finn’s shenanigans are perfect for fans of all ages. Collects the best Finn centric stories from Adventure Time, Adventure Time Comics and the Adventure Time Specials! SEP181338

BY NIGHT #5 $3.99 Page 227
John Allison and Christine Larsen
Upon coming back home, Jane and Heather are thrilled to find that this time, their footage of the Otherworld is groundbreaking. Greatness is on the horizon, as soon as they can get through the hardest part-editing. SEP181325

FENCE #12 $3.99 Page 228
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Tryouts are coming to a close, and the three available spots on the Kings Row fencing team are almost all locked up. It’s just a question of whether or not Nicholas can push through and earn a spot for himself–or if he’ll have to leave Kings Row altogether. SEP181329

FENCE VOL 2 $14.99 Page 228
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Tryouts are well underway at King’s Row for a spot on the prestigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas isn’t sure heXfs going to make the grade in the face of nearly impossible odds, and his seemingly unstoppable roommate, the surly, sullen Seiji Katayama. It’ll take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big! Collects issues #5-8. SEP181328

FIREFLY #1 $3.99 Page 212
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon, presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly , as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise’s history is revealed for the first time! Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job-legal or not-to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Find out now how his story began as BOOM! Studios delves into Mal’s past, how he met his first mate Zoe and the real truth about the War of Unification.the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike. Focusing on family, loyalty, identity, and the price of redemption, writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid take you back to the battleground where Mal’s journey began. SEP181285

GIANT DAYS #44 $3.99 Page 227
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
Esther becomes fixated on Valentine’s Day as a marker of her romantic failure, and decides to fully
activate her full drama field for the first time in a long time, in an attempt to “Win Big At Love”. It’s going to go
great. SEP181327

LUCY DREAMING TP $19.99 Page 222
Max Bemis and Michael Dialynas
Max Bemis and Michael Dialynas present a vibrant coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams.literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. But as fantastic as these dreams are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as the waking world, and it’s up to Lucy to uncover the truth behind her multiversal travels. SEP181311

LUMBERJANES #56 $3.99 Page 237
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Dozerdraws
An ancient Greek goddess has kidnapped Ripley, believing her to be the source of ultimate magic power! It’s up to the ‘Janes, Ripley, and some magic kitties to stop her from leeching all the magic from the forest. SEP181331

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #33 $3.99 Page 218
Marguerite Bennett and Simone di Meo
Beyond the Grid continues! continues as an all-star team of Power Rangers struggle to survive a hostile new environment with diminishing powers and no allies. Meanwhile, Andros (Red Space Ranger) comes to terms with the lengths that he will go, and the lines he will cross, to reunite with his sister, Karone. SEP181297

STEVEN UNIVERSE #22 $3.99 Page 234
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
When Onion gets lost in the Temple, Steven chases off after him to make sure he doesn’t get hurt. SEP181344

STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #4 $3.99 Page 234
Shane-Michael Vidaurri and Mollie Rose
With the Harmony Core subduing more and more of Beach City, Steven and the remaining Crystal Gems must find a solution–and fast! SEP181342

WELCOME TO WANDERLAND #3 $3.99 Page 229
Jackie Ball and Maddi Gonzalez
Back in the real world, and dragging a rambunctious rogue Princess along with her, Bel realizes that her magic has affected the Wanderland theme park itself–and not everyone is a fan. SEP181330

CHAPTER HOUSE PUBLISHING

DIE KITTY DIE! HEAVEN AND HELL #2 $3.99 Page 300
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
Finding herself in Hell, Kitty is not satisfied with how things are or how the Lord of Hell is treating her! Kitty ultimately works out a dicey plan to get out! Luckily, she has a few tricks up her sleeve that might give her another shot at Heaven! SEP18168

D.E.

DEJAH THORIS #10 $3.99 Page 190
Amy Chu and Pasuale Qualano
All things come to head as the royal fleet is attacked by the Tharks and Dejah Thoris is willing to sacrifice herself for the good of Helium. SEP181114

GREEN HORNET GENERATIONS TP $19.99 Page 200
Amy Chu and German Erramouspe
Britt Reid Jr., the scion of the Daily Sentinel publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend’s yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes in the streets of Century City with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the Green Hornet absent. It’s only a matter of time before someone puts two and two together, and it’s up to Kato, former partner of Britt’s father, and his daughter Mulan to protect the city and the Green Hornet legacy, while finding out what happened to Britt. Amy Chu picks up where Kevin Smith left off with an action-packed mystery. SEP181204

LONE RANGER #1 VOL 3 $3.99 Page 194
Mark Russell and Bob Q
The adventure continues from multiple Eisner Award nominee Mark Russell and Bob Q! Tonto and the Lone Ranger go to Austin to foil a plan to cover the Texas panhandle in barbed wire. They are discovered and have to fight their way out of the city. Tonto devises a new strategy based on trick plays he learned from playing football at the Carlisle Indian School and Silver knocks a man unconscious with a wooden post. SEP181146

RAINBOW BRITE #2 $3.99 Page 197
Jeremy Whitley and Brittney Williams
Wisp and Twinkle run into trouble in a magical land when they find themselves face to face with mad scientist Murky and his sidekick Lurky, but as they try to make their way to safety, they discover an important part of what it means to be Rainbow Brite! SEP181173

RED SONJA #23 $3.99 Page 198 Page 198
Amy Chu, Erik Burnham, and Carlos Gomez
Many people have met their end while facing the She-Devil and her sword… and usually, that’s the end of it. But now, Sonja is compelled by a minor god to compensate a man for the death of his eldest son. To settle the score, she’ll have to retrieve a family heirloom from a vicious beast… but it could be worse. (After all, some heroes are forced to perform twelve labors, not just one!) Monsters, treasure, swordplay and gods — all in “The Axe at the Top of the Mountain!”) SEP181178

SHEENA QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOL 2 $19.99 Page 201
Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo, and Maria Sanapo
The start of a bold new adventure! Mother Forest is beset by a terrible plague that sickens the very jungle, but this deadly evil is not the only danger Sheena must face. A ruthless huntress prowls the forest, seeking a girl with golden hair, and the mark of the jaguar. SEP181213

DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

LOVE BUS STOP GN $12.95 Page 426
Ritsu Natsumizu
A collection of comics that takes you through the pure anguish we sometimes experience. Businessman Tazuki has a deep secret. His secret is that twice a week, while on the bus to work, he has wildly dirty fantasies about another passenger, another businessman whose name he doesn’t even know! SEP182238 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVE LESSON GN $12.95 Page 426
Hanae Sakazaki
Shirai is a math teacher with a problem… a handsome young problem, named Akagi. Akagi is an actor, but he’s still in school, and can’t always make it on time to class. As a result, Shirai has to give him individual instruction to ensure that his studies don’t suffer. The problem is, Akagi is in love with Shirai, and won’t give him a moment of peace. SEP182239 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVE RECIPE GN VOL 2 $12.95 Page 426
Kirico Higashizato
Editor Tomonori Sazawa is put in charge of the famous BL manga artist Sakurako Kakyoin. But Kakyoin-sensei is a man. And for Sazawa-kun, Kakyoin-sensei’s persistent come-ons and sweet sexual harassment leads him to confusion — is he just putting up with it all as an editor, or could he be falling in love? A tumultuous business love story! SEP182240 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVE SHARE GN $12.95 Page 426
Aoi Kujyou
Kazushi has longed for his childhood friend Izumi for years. And just when it looked like Kazushi had finally convinced him that they would make an excellent couple, Izumi up and disappears? Watch the two lovers’ relationship evolve and mature, in this collection of works by Aoi Kojou. SEP182241 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVE SONG FOR THE MISERABLE GN $12.95 Page 426
Makoto Yukimura
Akida is truly miserable. After three years, he’s been reunited with Nao, who has succeeded as a patisserie and is now a formidable rival at Akida’s department store. In the past, Akida’s cold anger turned into love. But Nao doesn’t know that… A love story of two male hearts that swing between pride and heartache! SEP182242 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVE TRAINING GN $12.95 Page 426
Tatsumi Kaiya
Kouji’s mother has just remarried, and as a result, he has a brand new father and two unbelievably beautiful twin brothers. In order to get to know his new family better, Kouji transfers to the same private school that his newly acquired step-brothers attend. But when Kouji finally meets them, the two have completely opposite personalities! And it seems like one of them is intent on being more than brothers! SEP182243 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVEHOLIC VOL 1 $12.95 Page 426
Toko Kawai
Meet 27-year-old Nishioka who is a selfish and irresponsible yet talented young photographer living on his own in the world. Then there’s Matsukawa, a man working for an advertisement agency, who infallibly makes Nishioka’s work a smash hit. At first glance, these two look like they don’t get along, but underneath it all there’s actually a burning love for each other. SEP182244 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVEPHOBIA VOL 1 $12.95 Page 426
Kokoro Natsume
Ako finds a tragic scene that her parents were brutally murdered by a vampire Koh. Ako is also attacked and sucked her blood by Koh. But, at the same time, she also writhes with pleasure. Ako wakes up in Ko’s place after the ??, she realizes to become a vampire. Her body can’t deny the strong desire of blood sucking and Ko orders her to attack humans. Ako’s only brother Yuya was waiting for her return but another villainous vampire Yui contacts Yuya for a malicious purpose. SEP182245 (OFFERED AGAIN)

LOVING GAZE $12.95 Page 427
Akira Kanbe
Kazumi is the beautiful head of a design office, and he’s head over heels for the younger Yajima, one of the top workers at the building next door. But Yajima is uncontrollably jealous, and so he comes to the office at night — and kidnaps Kazumi!? A tale of adult love full of sexy situations, this book combines compilation and lots of new material in a story of a company head vs. a nymphomaniac! SEP182246 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

DANGEROUS JOURNEY HC $16.95 Page 306
Tove Jansson
Published for the first time in North America, and the last picture book completed by world-renowned Tove Jansson, The Dangerous Journey is a beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky journey through Moominvalley. Susanna is bored with her life-she craves adventure when there is none to be had. But when a new pair of glasses appears in front of her, she gets an opportunity to live the bold life that she has always longed for as her surroundings are transformed into a dark and sinister landscape. Take this fantastical journey to Moominvalley and never look back. SEP181718 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOOMIN BEGINS A NEW LIFE $9.95 Page 306
Tove Jansson
When a charismatic prophet comes to town, the residents of Moominvalley are easily convinced to follow his doctrine for true happiness. Intrigued by their friends and neighbors’ lifestyle changes, the impressionable Moomins find themselves attempting to adopt the teachings of their new spiritual leader. But the freer they get, the more miserable they feel. Moominvalley’s state of divine chaos is further complicated by the prophet’s well-intentioned decree to free all of the jail’s inmates. Moomin Begins a New Life is an eccentric all-ages adventure from the acclaimed Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson that explores the appeal of self-transformation and the pursuit of happiness. SEP181720 (OFFERED AGAIN)

MOOMIN DELUXE ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC $69.95 Page 306
Tove Jansson
Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories made her one of the most beloved Scandinavian authors of the 20th-century. Jansson’s whimsical tales of Moominvalley resonate with children for their light-hearted spirit, and with adults for their incisive commentary on the banality of everyday life. Drawn & Quarterly celebrates the centenary of Jansson’s birth with Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, a slipcased, hardcover collection of the complete Tove Jansson-penned Moomin comic strip, replete with all of her most popular storylines and original pencil sketches. SEP181721 (OFFERED AGAIN)

HARPER PERENNIAL

KRAZY BLACK & WHITE WORLD OF GEORGE HERRIMAN  $19.99 Page 322
Mike Tisserand and George Herriman
The creator of the greatest comic strip in history finally gets his due-in an eye-opening biography that lays bare the truth about his art, his heritage, and his life on America’s color line. A native of nineteenth-century New Orleans, George Herriman came of age as an illustrator, journalist, and cartoonist in the boomtown of Los Angeles and the wild metropolis of New York, and Herriman’s Krazy Kat cartoons quickly propelled him to fame. Yet underlying his own lifewas a very private secret: known as “the Greek” for his swarthy complexion and curly hair, Herriman was actually African American. Michael Tisserand brings this little-understood figure to vivid life, paying homage to a visionary artist who helped shape modern culture. [Herriman’s Krazy Kat can be seen as gender fluid.] SEP181823 This is for a soft cover edition. Amazon has a Kindle version and hardcover copies of the first edition available for lower prices.

IRON CIRCUS COMICS

FORTUNATE BEASTS LETTERS FOR LUCARDO $15.00 Page 327
Noora Heikkila
Ed has imposed self-exile to protect his immortal lover Lucardo from Ed’s aging human transience, and Lucardo is livid. Suspecting his father’s hand in this latest development, he mounts a search to find his missing lover, which bears fruit… but ultimately brings them both face-to-face with their deepest fears. SEP181844

LION FORGE

CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT VOL 3 #1 $3.99 Page 339
Amy Chu and Marika Cresta
Val Resnick Baker never wanted superpowers. She wanted to be an astronaut, but life has a funny way of developing. After all her trials and her takedown of MaxGenz, Val has gotten her wish: no more superpowers. But since life is funny, the voices in her head have returned. Before Val can figure out what the voices mean, she’s sent on the run from a spiraling conspiracy set against her. SEP181875

CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT  VOL 2 PRICE OF POWER $14.99 Page 339
Amy Chu, Chris Sotomayor, and Federico Dallocchio
After beginning to recover from her experiences in space, losing her girlfriend Kay, and realizing she has superpowers, Valentina “Val” Resnick-Baker has found herself in a better place surrounded by new friends and a new job. Unfortunately–because life can never be easy for Val–there’s a new threat on the horizon. All Val may want is peace, but the world needs her to be a superhero. SEP181874

MARINER BOOKS

PART OF IT: COMICS AND CONFESSIONS $17.99 Page 342
Ariel Schrag
Ariel Schrag, a critically-acclaimed memoirist and screenwriter, takes us on a painfully funny tour of her formative years, from her childhood in Berkeley to her mid-twenties in Brooklyn, exploring what it means to connect to others when you don’t yet know who you are-when you want to be “part of it” but the “it” changes daily. We meet hippie babysitters, mean girls, best friends, former friends, prom dates, girlfriends, sex ed students, and far too many LensCrafters sales associates. These frank, irreverent, and honest comics revel in the uncomfortable, and occasionally cringe-inducing, moments from our early years that end up wiring us as people. SEP181885

NORTHWEST PRESS

LEGEND OF BOLD RILEY #4 $4.99 Page 343
Leia Weathington, Tara Kurtzhals, and Sarah Bollinger
Final issue! The fate of the kingdom of Kabumzala hangs by a thread! To save it, Bold Riley and her new companion, Swift Kuba, put their plan into action. But to succeed, they must tangle with the devious and ferocious Princess Fiddah and her army. Resolicited from Previews Vol. XXIV #6 (JUN141329) SEP181898

ONE PEACE BOOKS

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT VOL 1 ORIGINAL VOLUME $12.95 Page 435
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. SEP182292 (OFFERED AGAIN)

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT  VOL 2 THEORY HAPPINESS $13.95 Page 435
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? SEP182293 (OFFERED AGAIN)

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT VOL 3 LIMIT PT 1 $12.95 Page 435
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability, university student Kohei had made a habit of distancing himself from those around him. But after meeting the exceedingly cheerful Taichi, he gradually begins to embrace a more positive outlook on life. Kohei eventually begins to see Taichi as more than a friend, and after he finally confesses his love to Taichi, the feelings become mutual. In this new addition to the I Hear the Sunspot series, Kohei continues on as a student, while Taichi makes his way out into the working world to pursue his own calling and the two begin a new life together! SEP182291 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ONI PRESS

ANOTHER CASTLE GRIMOIRE VOL 1 $15.99 Page 352
Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau
Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s tyrannical rule. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress; she’ll discover just what it takes to be the hero of the story. SEP181913 (OFFERED AGAIN)

BAD MACHINERY VOL 7 CASE FORKED ROAD $12.99 Page 345
John Allison
Time is a fickle creature, especially when there’s wormhole in the science cupboard. When a strange boy who seems far too entranced by cell phones appears, it’s up to Lottie, Shauna, and Mildred to figure out his strange purposes. The Case of the Forked Road, the seventh book in John Allison’s award-winning Bad Machinery series, finds our young sleuths facing the intricacies of time and space itself. What is their science teacher hiding? Who is the mysterious Calvin, why is he dressed like it’s 1960, and why is he obsessed with Communists? And another thing just what is going on with Jack, Sonny, and Linton? SEP181901

KIM REAPER VAMPIRE ISLAND #4 $3.99 Page 346
Sarah Graley
Becka, Charlie and Tyler are going on a mission to rescue Kim from the second layer of Hell, no big deal. It’d probably be a little easier without all this spooky mist though…The gang could also do without all these ghouls getting in the way, too. Ugh, who knew the second layer of Hell would be so unpleasant?! I wanna go back to Vampire Island. SEP181902

RETROFIT COMICS

OUR WRETCHED TOWN HALL $10.00 Page 358
Eric Kostiuk Williams
How would you interpret that hammy, Lynchian dream about your ex? Has your house plant been judging you this entire time? Will you bother grappling with the ethics of your woke, but Machiavellian workplace-related revenge? Does anyone care if you don’t make it out to the party? How do you go forward when everything’s moving backwards? Town Hall’s in session, and we’ve got lots to talk about. Full-color short story collections that will replenish your crops, singe your eyebrows, and lightly tickle the back of your knees. SEP181949

SCOUT COMICS

STABBITY BUNNY #10 $3.99 Page 360
Richard Rivera and Dwayne Biddix
Glyph takes his reprehensible tactics to a new low. Grace and Stabbity face off against their most powerful enemy yet and he’s a family friend warped by Glyph’s magic. The latest incarnation of the Seven Deadly Sins is Wrath… and he’s Uncle Emmet?! Glyph has manipulated this battle so it can only end one way, only the winner survives, what will our heroes do? Featuring two covers. [Has a lesbian character.] SEP181965

SUBLIME

STRANGE & MYSTIFYING STORY VOL 5 $12.99 Page 401
Tsuta Suzuki
Tsumugi, a high school student and temporary bride of his family’s guardian deity, is slowly breaking through Master Kurayori’s crusty exterior with his pure, earnest feelings for him. One day while the two are out together, they happen across a quiet man and his strange companion. Little do Tsumugi and Kurayori know that this odd couple is searching the countryside looking for a certain type of bone, destroying shrines like Kurayori’s in the process! SEP182141

TITAN COMICS

DOCTOR WHO 13TH #2 $3.99 Page 376
Jody Houser and Rachael Stott
Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser leaps in with mind-blowing adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor and her brand new companions! A mysterious new time traveller appears but can he be trusted when he says he’s human? Illustrated by award-winning artist Rachael Stott and colorist Enrica Angiolini! SEP182031

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI

ALISON BECHDEL CONVERSATIONS $25.00 Page 382
Alison Bechdel and Rachel R Martin, editor
Collected interviews with the trailblazing creator of the graphic memoir Fun Home and the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Spanning 1990 to 2017, Alison Bechdel: Conversations collects ten interviews that illustrate how Bechdel uses her own life, relationships, and contemporary events to expose the world to what she has referred to as the “fringes of acceptability,” the comics genre as well as queer culture and identity. These interviews reveal her intentionality in the use of characters, plots, structure, and cartooning to draw her readers toward disrupting the status quo. SEP182074

VALIANT

FAITH DREAMSIDE #3 $3.99 Page 386
Jody Houser and MJ Kim
What dreams may come? Welcome to the Dreamside, a magical realm where oddities dwell and imaginations thrive. But is this unusual new paradise truly all that it seems on the surface? Together, Faith and Doctor Mirage are about to find that behind the frills and fantasy, there may lurk nightmares and they’re hunting for Animalia! Don’t stray too far from the light, because Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and rising star MJ Kim are conjuring up some truly terrifying scares for Valiant’s highest-soaring hero! SEP182082

WAYNE ALAN HAROLD PRODUCTIONS

P CRAIG RUSSELL SALOME & OTHER STORIES FINE ART EDITION $125.00 Page 390
P. Craig Russell
Three feature-length stories of music and murder from multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winner P. Craig Russell (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, American Gods), plus three bonus musical shorts make for a drop-dead gorgeous Fine Art Edition! This beautiful 12″ x17″ oversized hardcover features the complete stories Salome, The Clowns, The Godfather’s Code, Unto this World, Eine Heldentraum, and Between Two Worlds, all scanned from P. Craig Russell’s stunning original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in color to recreate as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual originals-including blue pencils, notes, art corrections and more. Pages are reproduced at original size on heavy paper stock to provide fans, aficionados, and collectors with the best possible reproductions. SEP182105

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