LGBTQ Previews For October 2018 Part 1

Already looking ahead to October comics and that means Halloween! Well, okay, only a couple publishers have Halloween themed comics. One is Dan Parent’s Die Kitty Die from Chapterhouse and the other is James Tynion IV returning to Backstagers at Boom. Steve Orlando shows up with a new creator owned series at Aftershock. Vita Ayala’s The Wilds is collected and Magdalene Visaggio starts Sex Death Revolution, both at Black Mask. If you’ve liked Mark Russell’s writing on Flintstones and Snagglepuss you might want to look into his take on the Lone Ranger from DE. And Robert Rodi’s Merry Men that disappeared last year is collected as an Oni trade. Plus, more stuff!

Part two is here!

The “fine print”! People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! As much as we try, sometimes a book, series, or creator is overlooked. Send us a message if that’s the case or to let us know about your work that doesn’t appear in Previews.

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

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #7 $3.99 Page 252
Terry Moore
Katchoo’s hunt for Stephanie, the rogue Parker Girl, is derailed when a bus highjacking forces her into the tropical territory of a dangerous cartel. Meanwhile, Freddie asks Francine for a favor that could land them both in jail! AUG181419

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCELESS FIND YOURSELF #1 $3.99 Page 256
Jeremy Whitley, Emily Martin & Various
Finally, after all this time, Adrienne is on the way to rescue her oldest sister, Alize. Since the day she left the tower, this is as far as she had planned. Now, it’s all falling apart. Bedelia stayed behind in the mountains with her family and now Adrienne can’t find Alize’s tower. Will she end up lost and alone wandering the desert? Meanwhile, Devin and his friends have stumbled onto an army attacking aa town right on the borders of their kingdom? Who are they and what do they want? AUG181430

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #9 $3.99 Page 267
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
The chaos and paranoia in the City by the Sea rises to a fever pitch as conspiracy and assassination open the gates to civil war. Desperate to save what little order remains, Adam races to prevent genocide as the Animals and humans alike walk into a trap that could destroy all they have worked for and all they have saved. AUG181471

DEAD KINGS #1 $3.99 Page 260
Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith
Sasha never saw his younger brother…until the secret police made him disappear. Sasha Vasnetsov left Thrice-Nine-the dirty folklore world that limps along in the wreckage of a Technomagic War-thirty years ago and never looked back. But word that the secret police have sent his brother Gena to a work camp for the socially degenerate drags him back, with a promise to free Gena and return him to their mother before her fiftieth birthday. The only problem? Sasha isn’t a fraction of the tough guy he tries to be, so if he’s going to break back into Thrice-Nine…he’ll need help. Sasha’s only hope is Maria Kamenaya, a former Technomagic Warrior with hundreds of enemy kills to her name, betrayed by the country that made her when her honor conflicted with their agenda. Thrice-Nine took Sasha’s brother, and it took Maria’s heart. This quest is how they get both of those things back, in the steaming, lawless land of decapitated states…the land of Dead Kings. Like True Grit set in the world of Final Fantasy, Dead Kings is unrelenting with its passion and thrills, massive in scale and unflinching as it peers into the underside of the obligations that drive us all: to family and country. It’s a classic Wild West revenge cast against a haunting, awe-inspiring vision of a future where we’ve mortally wounded the world, and the prisoners are the only ones left to run the penitentiary. Dead Kings continues Orlando’s in-depth exploration of retribution in all its dark, complex forms. Having burst forth from the restrictions of the modern world’s flesh and bone, Orlando and Smith create a whole new world of iron-and-oil fantasy, paths walked by a redemption-fueled older brother and the abandoned, rusted out, vindictive tool of a bygone war that protects him-this is us after the World Wars of Mechs and Magic, broken hearts and busted fists included, a world you would only find at AfterShock! AUG181458

AMULET BOOKS

LUMBERJANES ILLUSTRATED NOVEL VOL 3 THE GOOD EGG $14.99 Page 281
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen
Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin — Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley — love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen, and go on supernatural adventures. Book three shines the spotlight on Ripley, the smallest, youngest, most animal-loving member of the cabin. When Ripley comes across an abandoned egg, she’s determined to take care of it until the parent comes back. Unfortunately, her plan is quickly foiled by egg poachers, who steal the egg for their own collection. AUG181542

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #699 $1.00 Page 287
Mark Waid, Ian Flynn, and Various
Follow along as Archie reflects back on the past several years of storylines including: the much-talked about #LipstickIncident, the arrival of the Lodge family, the Riverdale Civil War, the machinations of the Blossom Twins, the near-tragedy of “Over the Edge” and more! This special issue sets the stage for next month’s landmark 700th issue of Archie! Based on stories by Mark Waid and Ian Flynn and featuring art by an assortment of Archie talents. AUG181571

ARCHIE TP VOL 6 $17.99 Page 288
Mark Waid, Kelly Fitzpatrick, and Jack Morelli
It all comes down to this! The Riverdale gang-held hostage by Cheryl Blossom’s father! Reggie-at last paying for his crimes! And when all is said and done, Riverdale is turned upside down once more! Collects issues #28 – 32 of the ongoing Archie series! AUG181581

ARCHIES TP VOL 2 $12.99
Alex Segura, Matt Rosenberg, and Joe Eisma
Still soaring from Chvrches’ sage advice, Archie is eager to take his friends to the next level musically on their first-ever tour. See as an unexpected turn of events finds them in the swingin’ sixties-face to face with rock/pop icons the Monkees! Then: Can indie pop sirens Tegan and Sara help the band through a crisis, or has the tour gone kaput? Plus – The Archies have the chance to record an album, and behind the control board is none other than music legends Blondie! Will these iconic groups help The Archies get through the wild world of the music industry? Stay tuned. AUG181582

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #4 $3.99 Page 287
Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci, Dan Parent, and J. Bone
In Gotham, it’s Jughead vs. the Joker! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale, all the boys are under the spell of the mysterious new teacher. With the heroes in the throes of a death trap will Batman be able to save Riverdale before it’s too late? AUG181572

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #9 $2.80 $3.99 Page 289
Frank Tieri, Pat Kennedy, and Various
Marmaduke “Moose” Mason is dead, having been executed by the Cooper clan after turning into a werewolf. Then who… or what… is FrankenMoose? Find out as Jughead the Hunger goes classic movie monster with “FrankenMoose Meets the Wolf Jug” Part 1! AUG181584

BLACK MASK

DEVIL WITHIN #2 $3.99 Page 303
Stephanie Phillips and Maan House
Samantha and Michelle find themselves in an unthinkable situation as ghost children appear from thin air and a dark secret from Michelle’s past haunts her relationship with Sam. Will Sam and Michelle make it out with their relationship intact? Better yet, will Sam and Michelle make it out alive? From new writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Maan House. AUG181665

OH S#!T ITS KIM & KIM #5 $3.99 Page 314
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrera
They may be out of prison, but they aren’t out of the frying pan. The Fighting Kims’ desperate plan to recover the stolen tape (which they stole first, god dammit) takes them right into the belly of the beast: a luxury space cruise where the vicious, legendary El Scorcho awaits them. My heart will go on, but who knows if theirs will? The pulse-pounding conclusion to the first arc! AUG181664

SEX DEATH REVOLUTION #1 $3.99 Page 302
Magdalene Visaggio and Becca Farrow
Life is a story. Her’s is being rewritten. Still reeling from the sudden collapse of her cover, Manhattanite sorceress Esperanza tries to rebuild. But everyone in her life is saying she’s done and said things that never happened — terrible things. Before she knows it, she’s becoming someone entirely different. Someone she used to be, once upon a time. Life is full of ch-ch-ch-changes in this urban fantasy from Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Becca Farrow. AUG181663

THE WILDS TP $16.99 Page 303
Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson
Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers, but, after a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. From writer Vita Ayala and artist Emily Pearson comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times. Collects issues 1-5. AUG181667

BOOM

BACKSTAGERS HALLOWEEN INTERMISSION #1 $7.99 Page 221
James Tynion IV, Sam Johns, and Various
With the days getting shorter and the nights getting spookier, the Backstagers are back for the Halloween season with all-new tales of terrors and creepy creatures. When Sasha accidentally falls asleep backstage, he ends up locked in the theater overnight! What lurks in the shadows, what terrors will he discover, and what the heck are the stage managers chanting? From writers James Tynion IV and Sam Johns, and artist Rian Sygh, this haunted oversized one-act is a night at the theater you won’t want to miss! With back-up stories from artists Shan Murphy, Abby Howard, and Savanna Ganucheau this spine-tingling tale of the stage will leave you with goosebumps you can see from the back row! AUG181359

FENCE #11 $3.99 Page 239
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
It all comes down to this–the final match that will determine who makes the team, and who gets left behind. AUG181399

GIANT DAYS #43 $3.99 Page 238
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
Attempting to raise funds for Christmas presents, Daisy and Ed Gemmell take a job at a “Winter Village” that turns out to be a borderline-illegal shambles. Can Daisy save Christmas? Or should she just go home? AUG181398

GIANT DAYS EARLY REGISTRATION TP $14.99 Page 238
John Allison
Take a trip through the past in these rare Giant Days stories, to learn the origin of Daisy, Esther and Susan’s friendship, and see them embark on orientation, getting-to-know-you-exercises, and collisions with a secret society devoted to Black Metal, among other exploits! Collecting creator John Allison’s original self-published Giant Days stories, Giant Days: Early Registration takes us back to our favorite characters’ first quarter of university for their initial misadventures for the first time! AUG181397

LUMBERJANES #55 $3.99 Page 237
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Dozerdraws
Ripley is missing, and the Roanokes are hot on her trail, except that the place that they’re headed… isn’t really a place? AUG181394

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 10 $14.99 Page 337
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Ayme Sotuyo
Yetis, Greek gods, and grootslangs are old news to the Roanoke cabin, but now the Lumberjanes face their most harrowing experience yet: their parents! It’s Parents’ Day at camp, and the Lumberjanes must try to keep everyone away from the supernatural, even as a mysterious force tries to intervene! Collects issues #37-40. AUG181396

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #32 $3.99 Page
Marguerite Bennett and Simone di Meo
In the aftermath of Shattered Grid, the new Power Rangers are losing their powers just as the face of their terri\fying new enemy is revealed. AUG181367

STEVEN UNIVERSE #21 $3.99 Page 224
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
When Peridot wants to learn a song from Camp Pining Hearts, Steven asks Greg for help teaching Peridot! AUG181405

STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #3 $3.99 Page 240
Shane-Michael Vidaurri and Mollie Rose
With one of their own down for the count, the Crystal Gems must band together and figure out how to deactivate the Harmony Core. When they don’t make much headway, it’s Pearl’s turn to take Steven’s place at band practice. AUG181403

WELCOME TO WANDERLAND #2 $3.99 Page 239
Jackie Ball and Maddi Gonzalez
It was supposed to be a normal day at the Wanderland theme park. But now magic is real, portals are a thing, and Bel’s favorite character Riot is wandering around the park, determined to try every ride there. AUG181400

CHAPTER HOUSE PUBLISHING

DIE KITTY DIE! CATHOUSE OF HORROR SPECIAL #1 $3.99
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
Welcome to Kitty Ravencraft’s Cathouse of Horror! In the chilling tradition of the great horror comics of the past, unsuspecting trick or treaters visiting Kitty’s Cathouse of Horror are welcomed by that death-defying wonderful witch, the lovely Kitty Ravencraft who serves as their horror hostess throughout a terrifying tour of her mansion of macabre! During their visit, Kitty entertains and electrifies her guests with freaky… yet funny… tales from her lethal library. Many of her friends are on hand to tell these scary sagas. Along the way we’ll see Dippy the Dead Kid, Lil Satan, and the gang from Comix Corner! Join everyone’s favorite ghoul-friendly Kitty, as she serves up the tricks along with the treats to make this the very best Halloween ever! AUG181771

CHRONICLE BOOKS

STAR WARS WOMEN OF THE GALAXY HC $29.95 Page 317
Amy Radcliffe
The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away. AUG181777

CONUNDRUM PRESS

FLEM GN $20.00 Page 319
Rebecca Rosen
When Julia meets a group of radical feminist performance artists in a Brussels squat, she is convinced by their political perspective and enchanted by their counter-cultural lifestyle. But has she found her tribe… or lost her mind? Flem, by newcomer Rebecca Rosen, takes the reader on a color-coded journey into the dark heart of the “other” Brussels. AUG181804

D.E.

DEJAH THORIS #9 $3.99 Page 203
Amy Chu and Pasuale Qualano
Danger is everywhere, even in the air! Outgunned and outmanned, Dejah Thoris and the crew of the Xataxian battle the legendary Black Pirates of Barsoom. AUG181212

LEGENDERRY RED SONJA TP VOL 2 STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE $19.99 Page 211
Marc Andrekyo and Igor Lima
The last we saw of Red Sonja of the Legenderry world, she was living the pirate’s life aboard her ship, The Nautilus. But times have changed. As she tries to rebuild her life once again, she must save the Big City from two houses divided and the star-crossed love bringing them to the brink of war! AUG181290

LONE RANGER #1 VOL 3 $3.99 Page 188
Mark Russell and Bob Q
A sparking new adventure from multiple Eisner Award nominee Mark Russell and Bob Q! 1883. The advent of barbed wire is creating havoc in the Texas panhandle. A corrupted state senator conspires with dirty ranchers to make land unnavigable for open rangers and native tribes, passing new laws allowing cattlemen to kill anyone caught cutting the wire. Good people are getting hurt, and The Lone Ranger must act. But to truly stop this rampant villainy, he’ll need to go all the way to the top, and rely on an old friend for help. Featuring a brilliant silver foil logo! AUG181142

NANCY DREW #5 $3.99 Page 205
Kelly Thompson and Jenn St. Onge
Where’s Bessi? Nancy and the gang race against the clock to find Bess before she meets the same fate as the other women in their case. Can Nancy solve the mystery in time to save her friend and close a case that’s haunted Bayport for nearly a decade? It’s a sprint to the finish by writer Kelly Thompson and artist Jenn St. Onge in this fiery conclusion! AUG181246

RAINBOW BRITE #1 $3.99 Page 190
Jeremy Whitley and Brittney Williams
The adventure begins for children and adults alike, as the classic character Rainbow Brite comes to comics and brings a little color to your life! Wisp and Willow are best friends who live in a small town. They are inseparable, until one night Wisp discovers something is stealing the color from the world! To escape their grasp, Wisp must use her wits and the help of a new friend…from somewhere else! Then the adventure begins! Follow along with writer Jeremy Whitley and artist Brittney Williams as we find out how this seemingly normal girl becomes Rainbow Brite and how it changes Wisp, Willow, and their world! AUG181154

RED SONJA #22 $3.99 Page 207
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. AUG181260

RED SONJA / TARZAN #6 $3.99 Page 207
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
The Lord of the Jungle and the She-Devil with a Sword finish their battle with the evil Eson Duul in the world-hopping, time-traveling epic conclusion! After their lives, families, and worlds are put on the line, will Red Sonja and Tarzan be able to stop the most dangerous hunter either has ever faced? Or will the coldblooded killer find himself the most fearsome warrior left alive? AUG181271

DIGITAL MANGA

FLOWER OF LIFE GN VOL 1 $12.95 Page 472
Fumi Yoshinaga
Forced to enroll in school one month late after recovering from a serious illness, Harutaro is doing his best to remain optimistic about the entire situation. The other students are working hard to make Haru feel welcome, especially his chubby, loveable pal, Shota. However, Kai Majima, President of the Manga Club and all-around hard case, seems to be the one person intent on making Harutaro’s school life a living nightmare. AUG182493 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FLOWER OF LIFE GN VOL 2 $12.95 Page 472
Fumi Yoshinaga
Harutaro is at a loss. He has been chosen for the lead role in the class play, but his lines are embarrassingly, overwhelmingly romantic! Meanwhile, his classmates are also at a loss. Who knew Harutaro was such a bad actor? The only person they can ask is him. The otaku to end all otakus, Majima, the president of the anime club, is on his game! AUG182494 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FLOWER OF LIFE GN VOL 3 $12.95 Page 472
Fumi Yoshinaga
It is Christmas and Harutarou and his classmates have big plans for the holiday. But when the cake, the tree and the music turn up missing, all that is left for them to do is commiserate under the Christmas Eve sky. AUG182495 (OFFERED AGAIN)

GARDEN DREAMS GN $12.95 Page 472
Fumi Yoshinaga
In the age of Victorian England, Falhaat decides to leave his future up to the fates and journeys to the western country together with a bard. At an estate with a strikingly beautiful flower garden, he encounters a baron with soft eyes and a kind heart. AUG182496 (OFFERED AGAIN)

GLASS SKY GN $12.95 Page 472
Yugi Yamada
Naoki was a bit of a loner kid. He’d been picked on because of it, but the looks he’s been getting from Vada ever since he entered high school are the first he’s ever experienced. A collection of short masterpieces about sensitive teenage years, elegantly drawn by Yugi Yamada! AUG182497

LA VIE EN ROSE GN $12.95 Page 472
Sakurako Yamada
La Vie en Rose is a compilation of seven short stories by famed creator Sakurako Yamada. A romance novelist finds his newest publication at the top of the bestseller charts. But when asked about his inspiration, he finds it difficult to explain that the story is about his best friend! AUG182499 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

FIRE THE ZORA NEALE HURSTON STORY HC $21.95 Page 324
Peter Bagge
Peter Bagge’s biography of Zora Neale Hurston is bold and dazzling, a story as brilliant as the life itself. Hurston challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. With admiration and respect, Bagge reconstructs her vivid life in resounding full-color. AUG181840 (OFFERED AGAIN)

EMET COMICS

FRESH ROMANCE GN VOL 2 $24.99 Page 331
Sally Jane Thompson, Sarah Winifred Searle, and various
The award-winning, critically-acclaimed romance anthology series returning for volume 2! Our list of exciting creators includes Sally Jane Thompson, Cecil Castellucci, and Irene Koh; all of whom are creating fresh stories about interracial and LGBTQ relationships. AUG181909 (OFFERED AGAIN)

FANTAGRAPHICS

LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #6 $4.99 Page 335
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
On the Gilbert side: Here come the brides! We briefly met Luba’s new man in 2012’s Love and Rockets: New Stories #5, but he hasn’t been seen since. Now they’re getting married?!? And so is Guadalupe?!? But to whom? On the Jaime side: Feeling totally abandoned Lumina just wants to go home in the latest installment of the Princess Animus saga. Meanwhile, who the hell is Frank Lopez and how does he fit into the new world? AUG181951

FIRST SECOND

SPINNING GN $17.99 / $22.99 Page 336
Tillie Walden
Figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing in glitter and tights. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as Tillie’s interests evolve, from her growing passion for art to a first love realized with a new girlfriend, she begins to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fits in. Poignant and captivating, this powerful graphic memoir captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. AUG181960 (SC)/ AUG181961 (HC) (OFFERED AGAIN)

GRAPHIX

HIDDEN WITCH GN $12.99/ $24.99 Page 344
Molly Knox Ostertag
From the creator of the acclaimed graphic novel The Witch Boy comes a new adventure set in the world of magic and shapeshifting — and ordinary kids just trying to make friends. Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn’t a shapeshifter. He’s taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic wreaked havoc on the family. Meanwhile, Aster’s friend from the non-magical part of town, Charlie, is having problems of her own — a curse has tried to attach itself to her. She runs to Aster and escapes it, but now the friends must find the source of the curse before more people — normal and magical alike — get hurt. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. AUG182002 (SC) / AUG182003 (HC)

INSIGHT EDITIONS

DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN COMPLETE COVERS MINI HC VOL 1 $11.99 Page 350
Hold the first part of the complete comic covers history of Wonder Woman in the palm of your hands with DC Comics: Wonder Woman: The Complete Covers Omnibus Volume 1. Starting from the first comic featuring the Amazonian warrior-princess in 1942, this miniature art book compiles the covers of the first few hundred volumes and issues of Wonder Woman comic history, all bound together at a readable pocket-book size that makes the perfect collector’s item for comic book fans. AUG182033

MAD LIBS

WONDER WOMAN MAD LIBS $4.99 Page 370
Brandon T. Snider
Wonder Woman Mad Libs includes 21 original stories starring everyone’s favorite superhero! Whether you’ve been a fan of the Amazing Amazon since her DC Comics debut, or just recently purchased your first pair of indestructible golden bracelets after seeing the Gal Gadot version of the film in theaters, this Mad Libs has something for every Wonder Woman fan to enjoy. Filling in the blanks of the action-packed stories inside this book is almost as exciting as lassoing your very own bad guy… almost. Lasso of truth not included! AUG182086

NORTHWEST PRESS

DASH #5 $3.99 Page 372
Dave Ebersole and Delia Gable
While an ancient Egyptian mummy stalks the streets of Los Angeles, Dash searches for the ancient relic that can stop him. But when his search brings him to his deceased lover’s house, will he be able to face the ghosts of his past to stop the horror all around him? Resolicted from Previews Vol. XXIV #12 (DEC141585) AUG182101

ONI PRESS

KIM REAPER VAMPIRE ISLAND #2 $3.99 Page 378
Sarah Graley
Becke and Tyler have been discovered as mortal tourists by the vampires, and now they’re trapped at the top of Castle Vampire Island with no Kim in sight! Luckily, they’ve got a new friend to help them out. They do’t really know much about Charlie, though — except that Charlie has suspiciously large teeth. And a tragic backstory! Uh oh, it’s going to be a long night! AUG182107

MERRY MEN COMPLETE TP $19.99 Page 374
Robert Rodi and Jackie Lewis
13th-Century England. Robert Godwinson, former lover of King Richard, lives with his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest, away from the watchful eye of Prince John, who has outlawed homosexuality. Though isolated, the men live in peace — that is, until a stranger enters their camp seeking aid for a nearby town besieged by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robert, nicknamed Robin, is reluctant to hlep, but equally eager to be rid of this perplexing stranger… and to put his formidable bow-and-arrow to use. It’s Robin Hood like you’ve never seen him before, based on scholarly speculation about what’s really behind the outlaw’s legend. AUG182102

QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY THEM PRONOUNS GN $7.99 Page 383
Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more! AUG182114 (OFFERED AGAIN)

WET MOON GN VOL 1 FEEBLE WANDERINGS NEW EDITION $19.99 Page 383
Sophie Campbell
An all-new edition of the first book in Sophie Campbell’s critically acclaimed original graphic novel series, WET MOON! With brand new covers designed by cartoonist Annie Mok (Screen Tests) and special extras in the back, this edition is perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike!
An unusually usual day-to-day story in the Deep South, set in the gothic, swampy southern town of Wet Moon, a place fraught with lousy love lives, teen angst, and shadowy locals. As Cleo Lovedrop heads off for college at the local art school, she’s haunted by her melancholic past: a lost love, a lost child. Friends and enemies live their lives around her, as trouble and dissent brews amongst them: an unseen social assailant spreads slander about Cleo, she is forced to deal with her two brusque roommates, and discovers unsolved mysteries about the girl who lived in her room previously. Elsewhere, Trilby deals with unsettled emotional and sexual issues, and keeping her secret habits hidden from everyone. And Audrey comes to the realization that, despite all her efforts, she always causes her friends distress, while Fern, a peculiar, deformed girl who lives in an isolated mansion in the bayous, begins to notice Cleo and her friends. As the moon grows full and lunar rays shine down, lunacy and moon-calves run free. Goths, friendship, romance, sex, betrayal, gossip, cats, murder, guilt, a squirrel monkey, and all the terrible and wonderful things people do to each other. AUG182115 (OFFERED AGAIN)

PANTHEON BOOKS

CHIP KIDD BOOK TWO 2007-2017 BOOKPLATE ED $60.00 Pag 384
Chip Kidd
A Previews Exclusive! Universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design, Chip Kidd is the most prolific cover designer in American design. Chip Kidd: Book Two collects all of his book covers and designs from 2007 to 2017. We see not just hundreds of his recent projects, but the working processes behind them–thoughts, sketches, revisions, and outright failures in addition to more than a few triumphs. Kidd leads the reader through each step of the design journey along the way. With a passion for unconventional and forward-thinking designs, this volume is sure to bring fresh inspirations to design aficionados, book lovers, pop-culture fanatics, comics fans, and design students. Includes a Previews Exclusive signed bookplate. AUG182120 (OFFERED AGAIN)

QUIRK BOOKS

SPECTACULAR SISTERHOOD OF SUPERWOMEN HC $24.95 Page 388
Hope Nicholson
Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again! In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who’ve populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women’s roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites, this book proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they’ve always been there. AUG182143 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SCOUT COMICS

STABBITY BUNNY #9 $3.99 Page 397
Richard Rivera and Dwayne Biddix
As Glyph’s plans build to their devastating finale, another foe emerges. This time the Lee family takes the fight to him! New alliances are formed and a hidden society of local magic users debate their role in the upcoming conflict. Stabbity Bunny hasn’t let his darker half out in months, but will his promise to Grace be broken as the odds of their survival plummet towards zero? [Has a lesbian character.] AUG182185

SELFMADE HERO

ANDY: THE LIFE & TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL GN $34.99 Page 398
Typex
From the 32 canvas Campbell’s Soup Cans to the Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol’s silk-screen prints are the epitome of Pop Art: witty, gimmicky and unafraid of repetition. Obsessed with consumerism and the cult of celebrity, Warhol (1928-1987) exalted the “surface of things”-and yet he was a man of deep complexity. In Andy, Typex captures the remarkable life of the king of Pop Art, from his working-class upbringing in Pittsburgh to the dizzying heights of his celebrity. Spanning Warhol’s early career as a commercial illustrator, his relationship with the Velvet Underground, and the development of his own instantly recognizable style, Andy is an exhilarating portrait of a transcendent artist and a master self-promoter. AUG182189

SEVEN SEAS

HIGH SCHOOL LIFE OF FUDANSHI GN VOL 4 $12.99 Page 479
Michinoku Atami
For fans of Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun and Princess Jellyfish comes an all-new comedy about one man’s obsession with BL! Ryo Sakaguchi has a deep, dark secret: he’s a fudanshi, a straight boy obsessed with BL. While he has trouble understanding how others don’t find the same bliss he does from his unusual hobby, that doesn’t make it any easier for Ryo to buy his precious manga from the “girls” section of the store, or any simpler explaining the world of boys’ love, shipping wars, and doujinshi circles to his best friend Nakamura. Will Ryo find other fanboys to share his hobby with or is he doomed to sit alone on his throne of BL romance? AUG182548

SUBLIME

COYOTE GN VOL 1 $12.99 Page 447
Ranmaru Zariya
In order to conceal that he’s a werewolf, Coyote avoids getting too involved with humans. But Marleen, a pianist at a bar he frequents, is interested in him and just won’t take no for an answer. When Coyote unexpectedly goes into heat for the first time, Marleen catches him while he’s unable to maintain his human form and offers up a tempting invitation. Coyote wants to resist, but can he? AUG182396

WORLD’S GREATEST FIRST LOVE GN VOL 11 $12.99 Page 447
Shungiku Nakamura
Manga editor Ritsu Onodera is still giving it his all working under his bossy editor in chief-and first love-Masamune Takano. And unfortunately, Ritsu runs-yet again-into Masamune’s nemesis Haitani, who this time asks him out! Of course, Takano is not having any of it, but Haitani counters by reminding him that Onodera isn’t Takano’s possession. Under pressure from Haitani, and with Takano doubting Ritsu’s interest in him, will Ritsu’s true feelings for his old flame finally be extinguished? AUG182395

TITAN COMICS

DOCTOR WHO 13TH #1 $3.99 Page 406
Jody Houser and Rachael Stott
The Doctor regenerates into her most thrilling incarnation yet – played by Jodie Whittaker, and traveling alongside three brand new companions: Graham, Yasmin, and Ryan! Experience mind-blowing challenges and dynamic adventures through time and space – right alongside the Doctor and her friends! A new series for a new era on the TARDIS, from a creative team of astounding women – Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser, art by Rachael Stott, and colors from Enrica Angiolini! Commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime regeneration with thirteen variant covers, from a variety of astounding women comics artists! AUG182221

VALIANT

FAITH DREAMSIDE #2 $3.99 Page 424
Jody Houser and Mj Kim
Don’t go to sleep. Something strange in your neighborhood? Renowned ghost whisperer Shan Fong Mirage knows how to fix it. But it’s going to take more than stories of supernatural-tinged nightmares to convince her that the young psiot Animalia truly needs her spiritual guidance… Now it’s up to Faith, L.A.’s highest-flying hero and Dr. Mirage’s number one fangirl, to get the world’s leading parapsychologist to take the case! Renowned writer Jody Houser and rising star MJ Kim prepare Valiant’s fan-favorite defender for an adventure through the land of dreams! AUG182308

FAITH DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 1 $49.99
Jody Houser, Joshua Dysart, Francis Portela & Various
Faith begins! Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once-ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws her into harm’s way! She’ll tackle every obstacle in her path with confidence – robots, aliens, monsters and even her very first super-villain arch-nemesis bent on snuffing her out once and for all! Breakout writer Jody Houser is joined by acclaimed artists Francis Portela, Pere Perez, Meghan Hetrick, Joe Eisma, Marguerite Sauvage and more, to launch Valiant’s high-flying heroine into her first solo adventure here in the first oversized, deluxe hardcover volume of the series named one of the year’s best by Vox, Uproxx, Comic Book Resources, the American Library Association, and many, many more!
Collecting Faith #1-4, Faith (ongoing) #1-8, Harbinger: Faith #0 from Joshua Dysart and artist Robert Gill, A & A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5 from writer Rafer Roberts and artist Mike Norton, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras. AUG182309

VAULT

HEATHEN TP VOL 1 $15.99 Page 428
Natasha Alterici
From critically acclaimed creator Natasha Alterici comes an Nordic fantasy adventure that defies conventions and expectations. Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. Collects the first four sold-out issues! (OFFERED AGAIN)

SUBMERGED #4 $3.99 Page 428
Vita Ayala and Lisa Sterle
Bound by chains of her making, Ellie sits in judgement before her most dangerous adversary. In order to break free and escape the Otherworld with Angel, she must dig deep within herself and use a weapon that has the power to destroy them all. Every secret of the Puente family will rise to the surface in the final issue of Submerged! AUG182330

VAGRANT QUEEN #5 $3.99 Page 428
Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith
Deep inside forbidden space, Elida crash-lands on the planet Wix, an icy and treacherous planet. The journey across its surface to the Monastery that holds the Bezoar of Kings will be perilous. Good thing the local fauna isn’t filled with hyper-hallucinogenic venom or anything. AUG182333

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