LGBTQ Previews For September 2018 Part 1

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… so goes the line in Gershwin’s song that Ella Fitzgerald made famous. The song popped into my head because it’s mid July and hotter than Hades and looking at Previews for September has me wishing for cooler weather. Previews has a big surprise – Gengoroh Tagame’s second and last volume of My Brother’s Husband from Pantheon! Two of Tillie Walden’s hard to find earlier works are re-issued by Avery Hill! Also, congratulations to both Tagame and Walden for winning Eisner Awards! Andy Mientus lends his talent to writing a prose Backstagers novel with illustrations by Rian Sygh. It’s from Amulet, not BOOM. Blue Delliquanti draws The ‘Stan from Dead Reckoning. So many books this time around that ordering $200 in books would be easy if the old comics budget wasn’t already strained! Go look! Maybe you’ll find something special!

Also, yes, that image up top is not part of the cover to Strangers In Paradise XXV volume 1.

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!

You’ll find part two here when it’s up. It isn’t up though, okay?

ABRAMS COMICARTS

BECOMING ANDY WARHOL GN $18.99 Page 258
Nick Bertozzi and Pierce Hargan
An original graphic novel biography of Andy Warhol, the cultural icon and Pop-art legend. Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Warhol (1928-1987) is the man who invented Pop Art, the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. With a unique, focused look at Warhol’s life, this graphic novel biography offers insight into the turning point of Warhol’s career and the time leading up to the creation of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men mural for the 1964 World’s Fair, when Warhol clashed with urban planner Robert Moses and architect Philip Johnson and emerged to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. JUL181426

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV THE CHASE VOL 1 TP $15.99 Page 258
Terry Moore
Katchoo and Francine’s happy family is in danger when a Parker Girl threatens to expose Katchoo’s shady past before congress, then goes into hiding. The chase is on as Katchoo begins an international hunt for her elusive pred-ator in a race against time! JUL181427

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #12 $3.99 Page 259
Jeremy Whitley and Xenia Pamfil
The crew is split up, the castle is crumbling around them, and soon they may not be able to get out at all. Everything is falling down around them, but that won’t deter Raven – vengeance will be hers! Meanwhile Ximena tries to keep her team alive and Katie’s team is the only chance anyone has for making it off of this island. And Sunshine makes a choice which could change everything about her future. JUL181437

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY #17 $3.99 Page 271
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre
War! As Sandor and the Animals assault the Walled City from without, Jesse begins her campaign of sabotage from within to burn the Walled City to the ground. JUL181507

COLD WAR TP VOL 1 $14.99 Page 277
Christopher Sebela and Hayden Sherman
Panacea Cryonics promised a life after death, by freezing the heads of their clients and reviving them in the near future, when technology would guarantee them a life free of disease and trouble. However, as clients are finally revived, they learn this corporate pitch was too good to be true-instead of stepping into a life of their dreams, they awaken into a never-ending nightmare. The world is at war-and this recently revived group of every day people are handed a gun, body armor and an ultimatum. They must fight in this war, against unknown opponents and horrors, in order to secure their place in a brave new world that doesn’t want them around. And as these normal people survive wave after wave of technologically advanced horrors, they soon realize the answers to their questions are no comfort, and the future that they wanted might never be in sight. JUL181518

AMULET BOOKS

BACKSTAGERS & GHOST LIGHT $14.99 Page 297
Andy Mientus and Rian Sygh
Jory didn’t know what to expect when he transferred to St. Genesius Prep, an all-boys school known for their incredible theater department. He ends up on the stage crew, or “backstagers” as they like to call themselves, and discovers the magic that happens behind the scenes of each production. When some of the cast members decide to play with a Spirit board, the ghost light goes out. Ghost lights are supposed to protect the theater from ghosts sneaking in the shadows. The kids don’t think too much of it. However, when they decide to put on the musical Phantasm, strange things start happening right away: a fallen light, a missing prop, a star with something to hide. Could there be evil spirits in the theater? [Note: this is an illustrated book and not a graphic novel.] JUL181577

ARCHIE

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #3 $3.99 Page 297
Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci, Dan Parent, and J. Bone
The historic crossover mini-series rolls on! Gotham’s villains have infiltrated Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe to enact their plans of mind control! But when one of Pop’s best customers sees the action taking place, will he be able to let the others know, or will the joke be on him? JUL181602

BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #10 $3.99 Page 296
Jamie L Rotante and Sanya Anwar
The Vixens-forced to flee Riverdale! But with their work done in their hometown the ladies are ready to expand their reach and help out women all over the globe. Final issue. JUL181598

RIVERDALE TP VOL 3 $14.99
Greg Murray, Aaron Allen, Andre Szymanowicz, and Various
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the CW’s Riverdale comes the second collection of the comic book set in the universe of the smash hit TV series. Collects issues 9-13 of the ongoing series. JUL181601

AVERY HILL PUBLISHING

CITY INSIDE HC GN $16.99 Page 311
Tillie Walden
Shifting between the everyday and the surreal, A City Inside recounts one woman’s life from childhood home, to the first love that she will never forget, to the creation of the idea of herself that she can grow old with and the home that she can grow old in. Walden’s follow up to the lyrical I Love This Part is a poetic exploration of the process of growing older; the journey towards finding out who you are and building a life for yourself. It is a universal story of how we don’t just come-of-age once, but many times throughout our lives. JUL181671

I LOVE THIS PART HC GN $16.99 Page 311
Tillie Walden
Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time otgether as they try to get through their days at school. They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs, and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop. In her follow up to the critically acclaimed The End of Summer, Tillie Walden tells the story of a small love that can make you feel like the biggest thing around, and how it’s possible to find another person who understands you when you thought no one could. This is a resolicitation from Previews Vol. XXVIII #1 (JAN181297) JUL181673

BLACK MASK

BREATHLESS TP $14.99 Page 314
Patrick Shand and Renzo Rodriguez
It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they’ve hired to kill her. JUL181684

DEVIL WITHIN #1 $3.99 Page 315
Stephanie Phillips and Maan House
Paranormal entities. Demonic possessions. Or is it madness? When newly engaged Michelle and Samantha move into an old house, Michelle starts experiencing disturbing events…rogue reflections in mirrors, strange apparitions, and an errie voice only she can hear. Samantha doesn’t believe in ghosts, but the alternative might be even more terrifying in this hauntingly paranoid thriller from new writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Mann House (Witchblade). JUL181686

OH S#!T ITS KIM & KIM #4 $3.99 Page 314
Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrera
Riot! Kim Q’s escape plan is in full swing, and they’re on their way out the door — if they can manage to survive long enough! JUL181685

WE ARE DANGER #5 $3.99 Page 315
Fabian Lelay and Claudia Aguirre
When all her plans fail, Logan is forced to seek help from the last person she wants it from: her father. With Battle City coming to a close, can the gang keep up now that Logan has seemingly rigged the finals? Catch the exciting conclusion of We Are The Danger from the creative team of Fabian Lelay, Claudia Aguirre, Taylor Esposito, and Stephanie Cooke. JUL18168

BOOM

BY NIGHT #4 $3.99 Page 242
John Allison and Christine Larsen
Jane and Heather are finally ready to start filming their extra-dimensional documentary. There’s only one problem: their guide, Gardt, is so ridiculous looking that he completely ruins the credibility of any shot he’s in. It might be time for Jane and Heather to give their monster bud the slip and venture off on their own! JUL181406

FENCE #10 $3.99 Page 242
C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Nicholas is determined to get Seiji to focus on him and him alone.
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, JUL181408

GIANT DAYS #42 $3.99 Page 243
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
Nominated for a 2018 Eisner Award! With the air still clouded with weirdness in Esther and Ed’s shared house, Esther contemplates what it is that’s still standing between them and making everything feel…icky. The question is, does Esther want to kiss, or just to make up. JUL181409

GIANT DAYS NOT ON THE TEST EDITION HC VOL 3 $34.99 Page 243
John Allison and Max Sarin
From year-end dances and summer music festivals escapades, to new-home growing pains and Romantic German Intrigue, the biggest mistakes are yet to come, as the girls head into their second year of university! Giant Days: Not On The Test Edition Volume 3, written by John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrated by Max Sarin collects the fifth and sixth volumes of the Eisner Award and Harvey Award-nominated series as well as an issue of the original web comic in a deluxe hardcover. Collects issues #17-24. JUL181410

GO GO POWER RANGERS BACK TO SCHOOL #1 $7.99 Page 221
Marguerite Bennett and Various
It’s Spring Break for the Rangers, and the first time since they received their Power Coins that the Rangers will be apart. As they each embark on their own week-long vacation, these teenagers with attitude discover that being a hero doesn’t always mean having to morph. Award-nominated Marguerite Bennett teams up with fan-favorite artists Jim Towe, Derek Charm, Jordan Gibson, Xiao Tong Kong and Ilaria Catalani to present a new look at the Power Rangers. JUL181367

LUMBERJANES #54 $3.99 Page 244
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Dozerdraws
The mysterious, newly-unfrozen statue woman the ‘Janes tracked down with their treasure map has
absconded with Ripley! It’s up to the rest of the Roanokes to figure out where they’ve gone, with the help of Diane’s Ancient Greek expertise (and exasperation). JUL181411

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #31 $3.99 Page 206 Page 220
Marguerite Bennett and Simone di Meo
Shattered Grid is over. And now a new team of Power Rangers must rise. A new era begins as award-nominated writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Simone di Meo introduce an all-new Power Rangers team unlike any other! What is the secret behind this new team and what ancient evil threatens the future? JUL181364

STEVEN UNIVERSE #19 $3.99 Page 224
Grace Kraft and Rii Abrego
After a fight in the Strawberry Battlefield goes awry, the Gems get an important reminder on the value of teamwork. JUL181416

STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #2 $3.99 Page 2245
Shane-Michael Vidaurri and Mollie Rose
As Steven continues to hold onto the Harmony Core, it’s up to Amethyst to take over his responsibilities, including band practice. But when more Harmony Cores threaten to activate, the Gems must act quickly or else the entire Earth will be put in danger! JUL181414

WELCOME TO WANDERLAND #1 $3.99 Page 245
Jackie Ball and Maddi Gonzalez
Writer Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance) and artist Maddi Gonzalez (Elements) present a coming of age story where fairytales aren’t exactly a dream come true. Bellamy Morris knows everything there is to know about Wanderland Park. She knows when all the most iconic rides were built, all the shortcuts around the park, and all the secret lore behind Old West Town, Space Age Metropolis and New Princesston. So when she winds up in the REAL version of Wanderland, with real princesses and adorable talking woodland creatures, Bellamy is sure that she has got this. That is, until it starts to become clear that this magical land isnX’t much like the real world park at all, and the characters she thinks she knows aren’t at all like she’d imagined. JUL181378

CHAPTER HOUSE PUBLISHING

DIE KITTY DIE HEAVEN AND HELL #0 $3.99 Page 325
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
In case you missed it! We’ve got you covered with a re-release of the sold out FCBD issue now with an all-new exclusive cover and tons of bonus material! Following the shocking conclusion to Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust, news of Kitty Ravencraft’s unexpected and mysterious demise spreads throughout the Kitty-verse! Over at Kitty Comix, sneaky, opportunistic publisher Skip Stone is delighted to finally have the death of his main character that he always wanted to exploit! Meanwhile, Kitty’s friends are suffering through the worst Free Comic Book Day ever without her. Just when they thought their Free Comic Book Day couldn’t get any worse Kitty’s ex-husband, Derek the Warlock arrives in search of answers! JUL181723

DIE KITTY DIE HEAVEN AND HELL #1 $3.99 Page 325
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
Kitty Ravencraft returns! The last time we saw her, her new comic book series was a huge success and she was once again the talk of the comic shops! Kitty’s sleazy publisher managed to get a Hollywood film deal based on her series, but she soon found herself in danger once again! So much so, that she gets shot and killed by a mystery killer! Now, we’ll see Kitty go on trial, taking a visit to Heaven and Hell… then going on a mission from God to seek out her killer! And when you see who her killer is, you will be shocked! But where will she end up? And what will happen to her killer? Find out in the wackiest, funniest Kitty story yet! JUL181724

DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST HC $24.99 Page 324
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
Kitty Ravencraft is on top of the world again! Her new comic book series is a huge success and she’s the talk of the comic shops! Naturally, Kitty’s publisher wants to capitalize on her newfound popularity with a big budget blockbuster Kitty movie! To make this happen, Kitty goes to Hollywood, but once again she finds herself in danger! Someone is out to kill Kitty and this time, even you won’t know who! Includes the 8-page Kitty story from the 2017 Captain Canuck Free Comic Book Day issue, an exclusive story by Gisele Lagace as well as pin-ups by J. Bone, Mike Rooth, Gisele Lagace, and more! (OFFERED AGAIN) JUL181722

CHARTWELL BOOKS

DC COMICS HEROINES 100 GREATEST MOMENTS HC $24.99 Page 325
Robert Greenberger
From Batgirl to Wonder Woman, all of the greatest female characters of the DC Comics universe are paid homage in this epic tome, DC Comics Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments. Broken down, moment by moment, readers are able to follow pivotal points in the development of their favorite heroines. Fans will love this overview of 100 notable scenes where women showed just how tough they are. High quality panels are pulled from the silver and bronze age up to the present. Favorites like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Black Canary, Zatanna, and many more make an appearance in this volume. HC Reference Book JUL181726

COMIC MIX

MINE CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY & FREEDOM FOR ALL GN $24.95 Page 328
Various contributors
Planned Parenthood, and the millions of people they help each year, need every bit of help they can get. Mine! is a comics anthology with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. Join Eisner, Harvey, Oscar, and Emmy award winning creators for stories about trailblazing women, civil rights leaders, a person’s first time going to a PP clinic, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUL181745

DEAD RECKONING

THE STAN GN $16.95 Page 330
Kevin Knodell, David Axe, and Blue Delliquanti
The ‘Stan is a collection of short comics about America’s longest war. The tales in this book-based on reporting by David Axe and Kevin Knodell and drawn by artist Blue Delliquanti are all true and took place in roughly the first decade of the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan. While the stories are from the recent past, The ‘Stan is still very much about Afghanistan’s, and America’s, present. And likely, future. JUL181750

D.E.

CHARMED MAGIC SCHOOL MANGA GN $12.99 Page 200
Katy Rex and Jonathan Lau
Charmed, the supernatural television sensation, returns in an all-new tale of magic and mystery… but this time, the adventures of the Halliwell Sisters are told as manga! Delia, a young girl with blossoming and uncontrollable supernatural powers, accidentally unleashes her powers in a school. A danger to herself and others, she draws the attention of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige – three witches with experience managing innate abilities! With their help, Delia begins to make a new life for herself but magic has a way of getting out of control, and it’s only a matter of time before this incredibly powerful novice draws the unwanted attention of sinister forces! JUL181249

DEJAH THORIS #7 $3.99 Page 203
Amy Chu and Pasquale Qualano
Lies, lies, lies – as the relationship between Helium and Zodanga deteriorate, Dejah Thoris learns a harsh lesson in diplomacy. Keel Kors professes his love for the Princess, but can she trust him? Meanwhile, Dekana reveals her true colors. JUL181263

DEJAH THORIS GARDENS OF MARS TP $19.99 Page 210
Amy Chu and Pasquale Qualano
Dejah Thoris, obsessed with finding the legendary Gardens of Mars, recruits her own expedition team of scientists. But once outside the palace walls, things don’t go as planned, and the Princess learns the hard way just how dangerous Barsoom really is. JUL181323

NANCY DREW #4 $3.99 Page 204
Kelly Thompson and Jenn St. Onge
The bodies are piling up, the cops won’t help, the suspects won’t talk. Nancy and crew have one move: Infiltrate the Palace of Wisdom, a pop-up club full of danger and drugs. Will Nancy be able to crack the case before she, or one of her crew, is targeted next? The mystery goes deeper! JUL181281

RED SONJA #21 $3.99 Page 206
Amy Chu, Erik Burnham, and Carlos Gomez
It’s the final battle against the forces of Sandak, the usurper of Skath’s castle! Lera’s secret is revealed to Sonja! Can the warrior Skath find redemption? Will the dark power of Kulan Gath’s amulet influence our heroes? And how does Sonja best a shark? Find out in the last chapter of the Blade of Skath! JUL181293

RED SONJA / TARZAN #5 $3.99 Page 206
Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
The final showdown with Eson Duul looms ahead for Tarzan and Red Sonja. Their worlds and their people are at stake and it will take everything they have to stop a man who only wants to destroy everything he can! JUL181301

RED SONJA WORLDS AWAY TP VOL 3 HELL OR HYRKANIA $19.99 Page 207
Amy Chu and Carlos E. Gomez
Leaving a world of fast motorcycles and cold beer, Sonja returns to a more familiar setting of swords and magic and mead. At a nearby tavern she learns strange magic is afoot in this land, and a desperate priest is offering mercenaries some serious gold for a dangerous job. But something doesn’t seem right. JUL181308

GRAPHIX

WITCH BOY GN VOL 1 $12.99 Page 354
Molly Knox Ostertag
In thirteen-year-old Aster’s family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn’t shifted… and he’s still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help — as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family and be truly himself. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUL181957

LION FORGE

CATALYST PRIME ASTONISHER TP VOL 2 $14.99 Page 376
Alex De Campi and Pop Mahn
Magnus Attarian, heir to the AtiSat Corp., once tried to save the world but ended up with a bad case of post traumatic stress disorder instead. Then, after using his ability to travel inside the minds of meteor affected individuals, Magnus tried to become a superhero. Now Magnus has to deal with a different enemy altogether: his family and superpowers only go so far. JUL182012

CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT #5 VOL 2 $3.99 Page 341
Amy Chu and Federico Dallochio
Val is joined by a surprising ally to take down the foe who stole meteor rocks, her suit design, and shot J.B. Needless to say, Val is out for a little bit of blood.
JUL182014

ONI PRESS

DRAWN TO SEX GN SEX BASICS OH JOY SEX TOY $19.99 Page 392
Matthew Nolan and Erika Moen
Erika and Matthew are ready to talk about sex! Have you ever had a question about sex, but didn’t know who to ask? Well, Erika and Matthew have spent years learning, talking, and creating informative comics about all aspects of sex. Using comics, jokes, and frank communication, they’re here to demystify the world of sex and answer your questions–including ones you might not even know you had! In this first book of the Drawn to Sex series, they explore the practical side of sex, from the basics of what defines sex, to barriers and testing, masturbation, and the ins-and-outs of having sex with other people. Pick up this fun book if you’re looking to learn something new, understand sexuality better, or know someone (maybe you!) who might benefit from some judgment-free education. Erika and Matthew are here to help you out! JUL182063

KIM REAPER VAMPIRE ISLAND #1 $3.99 Page 386
Sarah Graley
Kim and Becka are back and dealing with the troubles of supernatural dating in KIM REAPER: VAMPIRE ISLAND! College relationships are tough for everyone, but they’re extra hard for Kim. Her grumpy grim reaper bosses are always mad at her, her girlfriend Becka’s roommate keeps hanging around, and now everybody is super into vampires for some reason! And she accidentally let slip that she knew about an island full of them?! Oops, better pack up your scythe–we’re all going on a really weird date! JUL182045

RICK & MORTY PRESENTS SLEEPY GARY #1 $4.99 Page 388
Magdalene Visaggio and CJ Cannon
Sleepy Gary may be a parasite, but when Jerry is with him, he’s… happy. Does it matter if it isn’t really real? Can either of them even know what’s real anymore? Explore the nuances of love, perception, and high-speed vespa chases in this darkly funny and poignant one-shot, written by Magdalene Visaggio and illustrated by series artists CJ Cannon and Nick Filardi. JUL182048

WET MOON GN VOL 7 $19.99 Page 391
Sophie Campbell
Trilby is finally out of the hospital, but she feels anything but ready to face daily life again. Even though Myrtle is in prison and Trilby is safe, everything is different and nothing feels right. Cleo, Mara, Audrey, and Martin struggle to support Trilby, but will it ever be enough? Things don’t seem like they’ll ever be the same again, and everyone must pick up the pieces and figure out where their lives are going. Don’t miss the final volume of the critically-acclaimed series! JUL182056

PANTHEON BOOKS

MY BROTHERS HUSBAND GN VOL 2 (OF 2) $25.95 Page 482
Gengoroh Tagame
The concluding volume in the story of Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and how their meeting Mike Flanagan — Yaichi’s brother-in-law — changes their lives and their perceptions of acceptance of homosexuality in their contemporary Japanese culture. As Mike continues his journey of discovery concerning Ryoji’s past, Yaichi gradually comes to understand that being gay is just another way of being human. And that, in many ways, remains a radical concept in Japan even today. In the meantime, the bond between Mike and young Kana grows ever stronger, and yet he is going to have to return to Canada soon, a fact that fills them both with impending heartbreak. But not before more than a few revelations come to light. JUL182448

MY BROTHERS HUSBAND GN VOL 1 $24.95 Page 482
Gengoroh Tagame
From one of Japan’s most notable graphic novelists: a heartbreaking and redemptive tale of mourning and acceptance. Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo, married to wife Natsuki, father to young daughter Kana. Their lives are suddenly upended with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented journey into the largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation has the chance to change the preconceptions of and prejudices against it. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUL182449

PAPERCUTZ

DRACULA MARRIES FRANKENSTEIN GN $12.99
Susan Schade and Jon Buller
Suburban Megatown doesn’t seem like the ideal location for a bunch of kids to make a horror movie. But Anne and her friends luck into a deal with Augusta Herringbone and begin filming Dracula Marries Frankenstein! at Augusta’s creepy castle-like home. Unfortunately Augusta flips her homophobic lid and then a fire destroys the whole film set. Out of the ashes come forgiveness and understanding, a finished film, an underwater dream fulfilled, and a location for the kids’ next movie. (OFFERED AGAIN) JUL182075

SCOUT COMICS

STABBITY BUNNY #8 $3.99 Page 406
Richard Rivera and Dwayne Biddix
Grace and Amanda, shattered by previous events, seek answers from the ally mentioned by Ezra’s ghost. This leads directly to the Stabbity Bunny origin story! The events of a century ago changed the bunny forever and simultaneously extinguished Grace’s family line. We also get a glimpse of a possible first and featuring the first appearance of the world of Shadow Play, leading into its own spin-off series in early 2019! [The creators recently introduced a lesbian character.] JUL182128

SECRET ACRES

FLOCKS GN $21.95 Page 407
L Nichols
L. Nichols, a trans man, artist, engineer and father of two, was born in rural Louisiana, assigned female and raised by conservative Christians. Flocks is his memoir of that childhood, and of his family, friends and community, the flocks of Flocks, that shaped and re-shaped him. L.’s irrestibly charming drawings demonstrate what makes Flocks so special: L.’s boundless empathy. JUL182133

SILVER SPROCKET

F$$$ OFF SQUAD GN $15.00 Page 408
Dave Baker and Nicole Goux
F$$$ Off Squad centers on the lives of three queer teens as they attempt to navigate their way into young adulthood. It’s the greatest comic ever made about skateboarding, Instagram, and low-key trying to date someone while you’re still in a relationship. JUL182137

SUBLIME

DON’T BE CRUEL TP VOL 7 $12.99 Page 451
Yonezou Nekota
After spending a blissful night wrapped in each other’s arms, Maya and Nemugasa get a rude awakening when Maya’s dad arrives unexpectedly, catching them in bed together! Unfazed by his father’s disapproval of their relationship, Maya moves out on his own, and even though he’s been cut off from his credit cards and his family’s financial support, Maya’s love for Nemugasa only grows. There’s just one tiny complication. With no place to stay, Maya is forced to crash with the last person he wants anywhere near his beloved Nemugasa-Shimakawa! For mature audiences. JUL182327

ESCAPE JOURNEY GN VOL 1 $12.99 Page 451
Ogeretsu Tanaka
It’s Naoto’s first day of college, and the last person he expected to see was his high school ex Taichi, who he’d dumped after a huge argument. Even though years have passed, Naoto finds he’s still steamed over some of the harsh words that were exchanged, but he also recognizes how much Taichi has matured since then and can’t help getting pulled back in. Will the discovery of his friend’s crush on Taichi fray the fragile threads of this mending relationship?
For mature audiences. JUL182328

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI

GENDER & SUPERHERO NARRATIVE SC $30.00 Page 433
Michael Goodrum
A look at the controversies and changes in the role of gender in comics. Gender and the Superhero Narrative launches ten essays that explore the point where social justice meets the Justice League. Ranging from comics such as Ms. Marvel, Batwoman: Elegy, and Bitch Planet to video games, Netflix, and cosplay, this volume builds a platform for important voices in comics research, engaging with controversy and community to provide deeper insight and thus inspire change. JUL182251

VALIANT

FAITH DREAMSIDE #1 $3.99 Page 434
Jody Houser and Mj Kim
Faith enters a realm previously unseen! Even before Faith Herbert, AKA Zephyr, gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of the Valiant Universe, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we’ve never seen… and she’ll need some help from the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Dr. Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact! This fall, uncover the secrets of the Dreamside as writer extraordinaire Jody Houser and rising star MJ Kim continue the adventures of the high-flying icon Nerdist called “a superhero done right!
JUL182253

VAULT

SUBMERGED #3 $3.99 Page 439
Vita Ayala and Lisa Sterle
Having overcome raging fires and terrifying monsters in search of her lost brother Angel, Ellie Puente has reached the center of the labyrinth. There she will wind through a maze of forsaken subway cars, as her most painful memories emerge from the ever-rising water. If she can wade through the flood, she’ll face the most frightening challenge yet — the truth. JUL182289

VAGRANT QUEEN #4 $3.99 Page 440
Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith
Elida and Lazaro aren’t strangers — and their secret history is at last revealed! Discover the fifteen-year saga that led to the current storm — and where it’s going next. JUL182291

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P CRAIG RUSSELL’S JUNGLE BOOK & OTHER STORIES $125.00 Page 440
P. Craig Russell
This beautiful 12″ x 17″ oversized hardcover features complete stories scanned from P. Craig Russell’s stunning original art. This 148-page Fine Art Edition includes the following complete Jungle Book stories: The King’s Ankus, Red Dog , and The Spring Running, The “other stories” included are three of P. Craig Russell’s most acclaimed early works: Siegfried and the Dragon, La Sonnambula, and the City of Sleep and Breakdown on the Starship Remembrance. 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.
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