LGBTQ Previews January 2019 Part 2

Hello! Here’s the other list of January comics and books from Previews that may be of interest to LGBTQ+ readers! Part one of the Previews list covering comics, trades, and graphic novels from publishers such as Boom, Archie, DE, small press, and indies is here!

People’s names listed in bold are either LGBT+ or supportive. Credit where credit is due – Andy Mangels because this was his idea and wrote many such lists and to Mike McDermott and Steven Leitman for their suggestions and input about several series that have been added to the list! Notice something missing that should be on the list? Please send a message!

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DARK HORSE

LAGUARDIA #2 $4.99 Page 112
Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford
As Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka fights to save the life of her beloved illegal-alien plant, Let me Live, a group of immigrants are held captive at LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport because of the government’s new travel ban. Caught up in a protest of humans and aliens with angry mobs facing them, a very pregnant Future questions whether she belongs here, after all. NOV180261

LEGEND OF KORRA TURF WARS LIBRARY ED HC $39.99 Page 115
Michael Dante Dimartino and Irene Koh
After a refreshing sojourn in the Spirit World, Korra and Asami return to Republic City but find nothing but political hijinks and human vs. spirit conflict! Pompous developer Wonyong Keum plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. At the city’s edge, Zhu Li enlists everyone she can to aid the thousands of hungry and homeless evacuees who have relocated there. Meanwhile, the Triple Threats’ ruthless new leader, Tokuga, is determined to unite the other triads under his rule, no matter the cost. Collects The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars parts one, two, and three. NOV180268

STARCRAFT SOLDIERS #1 $3.99 Page 117
Jody Houser, Andrew Robinson, and Miguel Sepulveda
Jody Houser joins Blizzard Entertainment writer Andrew R. Robinson for issue #1 of StarCraft: Soldiers, the latest addition to the StarCraft expanded universe. Newly graduated Lieutenant Shivani Singh wants to defend the Dominion on the front lines, but it will take more than good grades and confidence to survive on the edge of zerg space. NOV180273

DC

AUTHORITY OMNIBUS HC $99.99 Page 73
Warren Ellis, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Bryan Hitch, Frank Quitely, and others
As the 21st century dawns, the Authority meets a previously unchallenged class of villains–the power brokers who manipulate the world’s political figureheads to advance their own selfish interests. So when the Authority begins to seriously upset their hard-won networks of control, the backlash that results is as swift as it is devastating. This new hardcover includes The Authority #1-29, Planetary/ Authority: Rule the World, Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority #1-15, Authority Annual 2000 #1, stories from Wildstorm Summer Special #1, a story from Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years and bonus pages. NOV180527

BATGIRL #30 & 31 $3.99 Page 11
Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier
You can take the Batgirl out of Gotham City, but you can’t take Gotham out of the Batgirl! Politics gets personal as the race for Congress in Gotham City heats up, leading to civil unrest in Barbara’s new neighborhood–as a new villain begins to make themselves known! NOV180398

In issue #31, it’s Batgirl for Congress! Plus, masked assassins and awkward exes! Barbara Gordon volunteers to campaign for an up-and-coming reformer candidate who wants to take on the GCPD. That puts Barbara in a tough spot against her father–police commissioner James Gordon. And just when things couldn’t get any more awkward, a former flame reenters Barbara’s life. Personal angst and a masked super-villain hunting a mystery target. It’s gonna be a long day, Babs. NOV180400

BOMBSHELLS UNITED TP VOL 3 TAPS $16.99 Page 78
Marguerite Bennett, Sandy Jarrell & Various
The Batgirls are back…but some will be called to leave Gotham City behind. Alysia and Felicity head for Hawaii to investigate the mysterious radio signals causing trouble across the world, but they find a new voice for the revolution! But their findings leave the Bombshells divided! The Batgirls are determined to track down the source of their friends’ misfortunes, and their investigation leads to an eerie spit of land, where a lone radio tower projects a deadly signal that curses all who hear it. Collects Bombshells: United #13-19. NOV180545

CATWOMAN #7 $3.99 Page 20
Joelle Jones
What’s a cat burglar to do? When things went bad for her in Gotham, Selina Kyle picked up stakes and moved to set up a new life in Villa Hermosa. Things went about as well as they could for an international super-criminal, particularly now that Catwoman has established herself as a major player in her new town. Too bad the past always has a way of catching up with you. Gotham comes to Catwoman in the form of the Penguin, fresh from his most recent tussle with Batman, and he’s not just looking to horn in on Selina’s new scheme; he comes bearing hot goss about everything–and everyone–Selina tried to leave behind. NOV180419

DEATHSTROKE #39 $3.99 Page 25
Christopher Priest and Fernando Pasarin
Slade is back in Arkham after his Zeta Beam jaunt to the planet Pulor…but did he ever actually leave? Is the alien invasion just a delusion? And who is this faux Deathstroke running around? A deep dive into Slade’s psyche, just in time to watch him lose his mind! NOV180426

ELECTRIC WARRIORS #3 $3.99 Page 29
Steve Orlando and Travel Foreman
The revolution starts now! Inceptor accidentally digs too far into the memories of the Electric Warrior from Gil’Dishpan and uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the Covenant. The planet games are meant to bring profit and keep the various peoples across the galaxies in check, rather than encourage peace and cooperation. If Inceptor can convince the other Warriors of what he’s learned, it might just spark the revolution that will free a galaxy. NOV180437

HARLEY QUINN #57 $3.99 Page 36
Sam Humphries and John Timms
There’s been a murder in Gotham City, and all evidence points to just one suspect: Harley Quinn! Batman hunts Harley down on Coney Island, where they come to blows…but did she actually do the crime? Meanwhile, the Trials of Harley Quinn begin! The Lords of Order and Chaos send their harbinger Mirand’r–the ghost of a young, Earth-obsessed Tamaranean–to find a champion to complete their seven trials and become the Lords’ archangel of retribution…and Harley Quinn is their new contender! NOV180451

JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 & 16 $3.99 Page 44
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung, and Stephen Segovia
Hawk fight! Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl clash with Shayera Hol (also a Hawkgirl) when the League trio tries to break into a secret vault deep within Thanagar Prime–and the feathers are gonna fly! Speaking of secrets, M.M. learns one about himself and Lex Luthor, as related to him by the Martian Keep, guardian of all Martian wisdom and history. Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must stop Starman from going nova. NOV180467

It’s a mystery in space: Why would the Guardians of the Universe hide top-secret intel deep in the bowels of a secret vault on Thanagar Prime? That’s what Martian Manhunter, GL and Hawkgirl want to know! That’s not the only puzzler popping off either, as an ancient connection that bonds Kendra and Shayera Hol unlocks the secret of the map on Hawkgirl’s Dark Metal wings. Back on Earth, Starman and the Trinity look to create a wormhole that could transport them to Thanagar Prime. The only catch? It could vaporize them!
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99, NOV180469

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 Page 45
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Daniel Sampere, and Juan Albarran
The Source Wall has degraded too much, and the League must patch the hole right now or the whole Multiverse will collapse! Our heroes scramble for a solution and turn to the only thing that might work: the Omega Titans! The only problem? They killed the Entropy Titan back in Justice League: No Justice. Whoops…but never fear! Kyle Rayner, Miss Martian and Steel–from the non-planet-eating Titans team–guest-star with a plan to create a new Entropy Titan…one that’s so crazy it just might work. NOV180471

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #7 $3.99 Page 43
James Tynion IV, Raul Fernandez, and Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
First rule of magic: things can always get worse! Man-Bat learns that the hard way when he plays narrator and chronicles the nightmarish menagerie known as the Otherkind–horrific, monstrous entities such as “the Soup,” “the Rip” and “the Offspring”–that burst through the Sphere of Gods and invaded Earth. The JLD soon realize they’re no match for an invading horde of hellspawn, and to have any kind of chance, they’ll have to go down a darker path. But how much darker can this team get before they become monsters themselves? NOV180465

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #2 $3.99 Page 49
Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
Return to Mars in the days before its doom to see the love affair of J’onn and M’yri’ah…and a Martian coming-of-age ritual you’ll NEVER forget! All of these painful memories J’onn carries with him to his new life on Earth…but first he’s gotta survive the pain of a car crash, being set on fire and accidentally revealing his true form to his detective partner! Did we mention she’s heavily armed? NOV180480

MYSTERIES OF LOVE IN SPACE #1 $9.99 Page 5
James Tynion IV, Saladin Ahmed, Cecil Castelucci & Various, Tom Grummett & Various
Sometimes love can make you feel like you’re from another planet…but what if you actually were? Join Superman, The New Gods, Green Lantern, Starro, Hawkgirl and even the Teen Titans’ new sensation Crush for eight tales of romance that will whisk you to the moon and back! NOV180388

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 $7.99 Page 4
John Ridley and Alex Dos Diaz
Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups. This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized color illustrations from a selection of exciting illustrators and comics artists. Alex Dos Diaz provides art for #1, which follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero. The Other History of the DC Universe
Future issues focus on characters such as Karen and Mal Duncan, Tatsu Yamashiro and Renee Montoya. Extensively researched and masterfully executed, this promises to be an experience unlike any other. You may think you know the history of the DC Universe but the truth is far more complex. NOV180386

SUPERGIRL #26 $4.99 Page 61
Marc Andreyko and Kevin Maguire
Supergirl… super-captured! Still recovering from radiation poisoning, Kara finds herself in the clutches of the Citadel and its ruthless leader Harry Hokum, who is eager to experiment on one of the last Kryptonians in the known universe. How is Kara supposed to track down answers to her Rogol Zaar/Krypton mystery in the midst of a Vega System civil war? And you don’t throw a civil war in the Vega System without the Omega Men returning–even some long-lost ones! NOV180499

TITANS #32 & 33 $3.99 Page 67
Dan Abnett, Clayton Henry, and Bruno Redondo
While the Titans have spent months responding to Source Wall-related threats, Mother Blood and the Blood Cult have been studying that energy and learning to harness it for their own malevolent purposes. In this special villain-focused issue, discover what the Cult has been up to and why everything the Titans have done up to this point may have been for naught, and how they just might be playing into the ultimate trap! NOV180509

“Into the Bleed” part one! Raven’s soul-self has been trapped in “Unearth” for months, and the team finally figures out a way to return and save their teammate. Not only that, but the formerly fictional fantasy realm holds a crucial key to finally unlocking the mystery of the Source Wall energy–so they may be saving the entire Earth in the process! Only one problem: the Blood Cult may have beaten them to it. NOV180511

UNEXPECTED #8 $2.99 Page 68
Steve Orlando and Ronan Cliquet
In defusing the Nth metal isotope, the Unexpected have accidentally given the Bad Samaritan what he’s always wanted: a doorway to the Dark Multiverse and Mandrakk! But Monitor World isn’t just a doorway, it’s a trapdoor. With the Multiverse on life support, opening it might just be the kill-shot everyone’s feared. NOV180513

UNEXPECTED CALL OF THE UNKNOWN TP $19.99 Page 92
Steve Orlando, Ronan Cliquet, and Ryan Sook
In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Metal, the DC Universe has been forever changed as new heroes are called out of the shadows. Amid this all is Janet Fals…Firebrand! Once a paramedic dedicated to saving lives, she must now start a fight once every 24 hours to feed the Conflict Engine that’s replaced her heart. But Janet’s heart isn’t just a curse–it’s a beacon, drawing out both the mysterious Neon the Unknown and the seductive, malevolent Bad Samaritan. Plus, Thanagarian dictator Onimar Synn arrives on Earth with his army to pick the planet apart in search of the vibro-active Nth Metal. Collects issues #1-8. NOV180582

WILD STORM #19 $3.99 Page 70
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
Beginning the fourth story arc of the Wild Storm. Jenny Mei Sparks has been around for over a century. She’s seen a lot of things. Enough bad stuff that she took 20 years off to get drunk. And now she’s back, and she has a plan. The problem is that other people have plans, too, and one of them is about reducing the population of Earth by around 90 percent. NOV180515

WONDER WOMAN #61 – 63 $3.99 Page 71
G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord, and Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy
Love is dead–according to the Goddess of Love! A furious Aphrodite holds Steve Trevor captive in the middle of a war zone and tries to convince him of that very proclamation, but the hopeless romantic refuses to abandon his feelings for Wonder Woman. Meanwhile, Diana, the object of his affection, gets trapped in the bombed-out capital, where she finds the remnants of the local government and uses all her diplomatic prowess to convince them to end the conflict. Can Diana, Steve and Aphrodite end this war, or will Ares end up dancing on all their graves? NOV180517

It’s the final knock-down drag-out battle between Ares and Wonder Woman–but is there still any hope of changing the young god’s ways before he hardens into the worst possible version of himself? And if he does…is Wonder Woman to blame? NOV180519

When Themyscira and the remnants of Olympus fell, the Gods weren’t the only refugees to come to Earth. A small horde of mystical creatures have found their way here, and they’re determined to start new lives…but what happens when the people of our world are equally determined not to let them? Can Diana open their minds and show them that a centaur is more than half a person? NOV180521

VERTIGO / YOUNG ANIMAL

BOOKS OF MAGIC #3 & 4 $3.99 Page 17
Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
The body of Tim’s teacher, Mr. Brisby, has been discovered, and the scene is grisly–could his killing have been a ritualistic act? Tim tries to comfort his classmates, but finds himself in need of his own protector. NOV180416

Dr. Rose goes on a special assignment, leaving Tim to search the school library for more books only to be caught performing magic by his nemesis Tyler! Will Tim be able to explain what Tyler saw, or will he be outed as a magician? NOV180417

THE DREAMING #5 $3.99 Page 28
Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely
In the garden of Destiny, eyes that do not see run across paper that was never a tree. The oldest of the Endless is reading about a librarian losing his mind. About a monstress losing her soul. About a kingdom losing its king. The Dreaming is bleeding color. The grim judge tightens his grip. And in the realm of Destruction, endings are spun into beginnings. NOV180436

GODDESS MODE #2 $3.99 Page 33
Zoe Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez
Dragged violently into a secret world of monsters, magic, and metadata, Cassandra is asked to join the group of superpowered girls who saved her in their fight against the mysterious Daemons. But Cassandra has so many questions of her own to answer first–Why was she attacked? What is the omnipotent Hermeticorp up to? And most importantly, who are these girls anyway? NOV180446

HEX WIVES #3 & 4 $3.99 Page 40
Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo
At last, Izzy learns the truth about herself and the other women of Desert Canyon, but it will take more than self-awareness to break the spell cast on the neighborhood. NOV180461

After the catastrophic conclusion to last issue, Becky has a personal experience that proves not everything is as it seems in Desert Canyon. However, when she tries to explain what happened to Nadiya and Izzy, both are skeptical. After all, what kind of men keep secrets from their wives? NOV180462

HOUSE OF WHISPERS #5 $3.99 Page 28
Nalo Hopkinson and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
As the life sparks of non-dreamers continue to populate the Dreaming at an alarming rate due to the spreading of Cotard’s delusions in the Waking World, Turtle and Shakpana race to see who can track down Maggie and retrieve the mysterious Book of Whispers first. Turtle, on behalf of Erzulie Dantor, hopes to stop and reverse the epidemic, while Shakpana seeks to control it. NOV180463

LUCIFER #4 $3.99 Page 48
Dan Waters, Max Fiumara, and Sebastian Fiumara
Lucifer is enlightened. Caught in a web of bargains and deceit centuries in the making, the Devil uncovers the truth about the peculiar prison he is trapped within. Meanwhile: the detective hiding in the bushes draws close to solving the mystery of Gately House, if only he can recall his own name. NOV180478

SANDMAN TP VOL 5 A GAME OF YOU 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION $19.99 Page 86
Neil Gaiman, Shawn McManus, and Dick Giordano
Take an apartment house, add in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, a talking severed head, a confused heroine and the deadly Cuckoo. Stir vigorously with a hurricane and Morpheus himself and you get this fifth installment of The Sandman series. This story stars Barbie, who first makes an appearance in The Doll’s House and now finds herself a princess in a vivid dreamworld. Collects The Sandman #32-37. NOV180567

IDW/ TOPSHELF

EUTHANAUTS TP VOL 1 GROUND CONTROL $19.99 Page 164
Tini Howard and Nick Robles
Death is like space–a seemingly unknowable, terrifying blackness, that yield incredible discoveries and truths–if only you’ve got the right kind of rocket ship.
What if suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be somewhere else? What if there is a place we can go after death, but we have no way to phone home about it? What if the Freudian death instinct is not destructive… but discovery? After a near-death experience, lonely funeral home receptionist Thalia Rosewood is recruited into the Euthanauts, a select group of psychonauts, sick folk, and other intrepid explorers who pass over willingly to determine What Lies Beyond. Tini Howard combines her trademark black humor and grounded, realistic storytelling with an otherworldly and mind-expanding exploration of the one thing we all have in common. NOV180725

JEM AND HOLOGRAMS IDW 2020 $4.99 Page 135
Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan
Jem and the Holograms are back with new music, old flames, and good friends in this adventure set 20 years in the future! Join Jerrica, Synergy, and the rest of your favorite holographic gals for a rockin’ reunion that’s sure to please old and new fans alike! Celebrate 20 years of IDW with new stories about all your favorite characters! NOV180618

MAGIC THE GATHERING CHANDRA #3 $3.99 Page 158
Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao
Tibalt’s attacks on Chandra get more personal-and closer to home-as he thrives on her anguish. Meanwhile, Ajani tries to help her make peace with the events of her past, but will Chandra’s outrage be enough to overcome the devilish Planeswalker’s empathic onslaught? Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao continue their exploration of one of Magic’s most popular-and powerful-characters, pushing her closer to the brink than ever before! Features a story spinning directly out of January’s new Magic card set, Ravnica Allegiance, and the unnamed 2019 set! Fan-favorite villain Tibalt returns, after a long absence from Magic’s story. NOV180703

ROCKETEER REBORN #2 $3.99 Page 157
Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, and Javier Pulido
The incredible jetpack of Cliff Secord (AKA The Rocketeer) may have been created 80 years ago, but it is still far more advanced than anything borne of modern technology. Now, after being lost for decades, it has been uncovered-and several factions are desperately closing in to try and uncover its secrets…The race is on! NOV180701

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BLACKBIRD #4 $3.99 Page 59
Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel
Between pulling back the veil on the magic underground and learning shocking secrets from the past, Nina can’t even right now. Also, she’s terrible at flirting, and that’s getting in the way of making out with Clint. NOV180105

CROWDED #6 $3.99 Page 62
Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein,and Ted Brandt
End of story arc! Trapped with the psychopathic streaming superstar Trotter on one side and all of Los Angeles carrying a weapon and a two-million-dollar-dream on the other, Charlie and Vita have only each other-and a few of the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other-to rely on for their survival. NOV180116

DIE #2 $3.99 Page 65
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
Fantasy Heartbreaker part two. Remember last time, when we said “Goth Jumanji”? As the bleak, austere fantasy-horror ramps up, we start underlining the word “Goth” in black marker until we cut a hole through the page. NOV180129

EVOLUTION #13 $3.99 Page 69
James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
New story arc. Humanity is rapidly evolving, and no one knows why. Sister Hannah, Abe, and Rochelle have been piecing it together, slowly but surely. Is it a mad conspiracy engineered by deviants, or nature’s ultimate revenge on mankind? NOV180133

JOOK JOINT takes a break this month.

MAN-EATERS #4 $3.99 Page 73
Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk
Ragtime Gospel. Twelve-year-old girls fight the patriarchy. Because someone has to. NOV180163

MOONSTRUCK TP VOL 2 $14.99 Page 53
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kat Fajardo
Werewolf barista Julie and her supernatural friends try to unwind at a party, but a conniving fraternity of fairy bros has other plans for our heroes. With one of their friends trapped in the frat house and the winter solstice (a notable night of magical mischief) looming ever closer, it’s up to the amorous werewolves and gregarious centaur to save the day. The second chapter of the popular all-ages magical adventure from Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and talented newcomer Shae Beagle. NOV180070

MONSTRESS #19 $3.99 page 74
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
New story arc. Five-time Eisner Award winner for 2018! As Maika and Corvin search for Kippa through a warped and lethal land, Kippa herself will face her own terrible monsters. NOV180165

PAPER GIRLS DELUXE ED HC VOL 2 $34.99 Page 54
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson
This gorgeous, oversized deluxe hardcover collects two complete time-traveling adventures-one that sends our four newspaper delivery girls from 1988 to the prehistoric past, and another to their own terrifying future. Collects Paper Girls #11-20, along with exclusive bonus material and an all new wraparound cover! NOV180079

RAT QUEENS #14 $3.99 Page 78
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
The Infernal Path part four. Having escaped the Underpit by the skin of their teeth, the Queens track down the source of the orc invasion while Dee must make an impossible choice: save her friends or save herself. NOV180177

SHANGHAI RED TP $16.99 Page 55
Christopher Sebela and Josh Hixson
Red is one of hundreds of people who were shanghaied out of Portland in the late 1800s. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to a ship’s captain for $50, she wakes up on a boat headed out to sea for years, unable to escape or reveal who she is. Now, she’s coming back in a blood-soaked boat to find her family and track down the men responsible for stealing her life out from under her. Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela, Joshua Hixson, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou bring you a tale of revenge, family, and identity that stretches from the deck of a ship outside Shanghai all the way to the bleak streets of-and secret tunnels beneath-Portland, Oregon. Collects issues #1-5 NOV180085

SLEEPLESS #11 $3.99 Page 81
Sarah Vaughn and Leila Del Duca
Series finale. The fates of Poppy and Cyrenic are finally decided. NOV180187

UNNATURAL #6 $3.99 Page 83
Mirka Andolfo
While she continues to be hunted, Leslie finally meets Carol. But this meeting leads to new questions and doubts in a spiral of uncertainties, pain, and bad memories. Will Leslie be able to get up again? As more details of the grim-and unsettlingly familiar-scenario created by Mirka Andolfo emerge, Leslie’s tale of emancipation and self-discovery reaches a turning point. NOV180195

WALKING DEAD #187 $3.99 Page 84
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
The Road Back. Can Rick Grimes bring peace to the Commonwealth-or will he tear it apart? NOV180197

WICKED & DIVINE #41 $3.99 Page 85
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson
“Okay” part two. Back in black. NOV180199

MARVEL

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

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 $3.99 Page 69
Cullen Bunn, Matteo Lolli, and Natacha Bustos
It’s the final battle for Earth as the Asgardians take on Nebula’s full armada! But the undead may be the least of their problems. Just want is their supposed ally Loki up to now? Don’t miss the end of the first thrilling arc! NOV180947

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 5 $17.99 Page 124
Peter David, Will Sliney, and Bruno Oliveira
For months, the occult Diogenes Initiative has been resurrecting heroes and letting them run amok in Ben Reilly’s town. As the Scarlet Spider, he may have a thing or two to say about that! But when a pack of ravenous hellhounds descends on Las Vegas, can Ben and his clone-brother Kaine keep themselves from each other’s throats long enough to save the city?! Then, they say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions — and in Ben’s case, that may be literal! For months, his attempts to cure young Abigail Mercury’s rare illness have proved fruitless — but now salvation is at hand…for a price. Will Ben find the strength to do the right thing and save Abigail — and his soul? Or will he succumb to his worst instincts and damn himself in the process?! Collecting issues #20-25. NOV181031

BLACK PANTHER #8 $3.99 Page 57
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kev Walker
“The Intergalactic Empire of Wakand” The Gathering of My Name” part 2. For years, the Maroons have lain dormant, planning the next stage of their rebellion. At last, it is time to strike — with a treasure hunt for unstable Vibranium! And with the Black Panther once again in their ranks, they’re certain of victory. But what will victory cost? When the chips are down, will the Maroons rise to heroism, or are they doomed by the trauma of their past? NOV180924

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 $4.99 Page 12
Kelly Thompson and Carmen Carnero
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s — and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here! NOV180783

DOCTOR APHRA #27 $3.99 Page 92
Simon Spurrier and Emilio Laiso
“Worst Among Equals” part three. With a huge price on their heads, rogue archaeologist Dr Aphra and her murder-droid companion Triple-Zero are hunted wherever they run. Of all their pursuers, you might think the deadliest danger comes from the Empire backed cops or the deranged undead bounty hunter or the relentless monster trappers, right? Nope. Because the entire population has tuned in to watch the chase through Triple-Zero’s eyes, and everyone has a shot at that reward. NOV181001

DOMINO #10 $3.99 Page 79
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
You saw her on the silver screen, now Domino’s live and direct from the Mojoverse! Can you guess which special guest is along for the ride? The answer’s a real long shot. NOV180966

EXILES #12 $3.99 Page 78
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodrigues
It’s the Exiles’ final showdown against those bug-eyed creeps the Watchers! But they’ve underestimated their foe — and the mistake may prove deadly. In a whirl of mishaps and might-have-beens, the champion Blink must keep her wits and rescue her lost companions. What lies ahead for Blink and her team of Multiversal misfits?
NOV180965

EXILES TP VOL 2 TRIAL OF EXILES $17.99 Page 129
Saladin Ahmed, Rod Reis, Lee Ferguson, Joe Quinones, and Javier Rodriguez
The reality-hopping adventurers continue their exploits across the Marvel Multiverse! They’ll face a fistful of (evil) mutants when the Exiles land in the Old West! But whose side is the Black Panther on — and who does he have in his Vibranium crosshairs? Then, in a dusty Arabian town, who is the ne’er-do-well son of a tailor everyone’s calling “Aladdin”? Plus: The Watchers have their all-seeing eyes fixed firmly on the Exiles. Nobody messes with the timestream while they’re on duty. Justice will be served! And when fallen teammate Khan — who sacrificed herself to stop the Time-Eater — returns, her friends might not be happy to see her…or her team of evil Exiles! Meet Captain Axis, Shuri Killmonger, Iron Kang, X 2/3rd and Skele-Thor! Collecting Exiles (2018) #7-12. NOV181038

ICEMAN #5 $3.99 Page 78
Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman
Iceman vs. Mr. Sinister, winner takes all! Mr. Sinister finally has Iceman where he wants him. But Iceman isn’t out for the count yet, as everything Bobby has learned has led up to this moment! NOV180964

INVADERS – a new series in a modern day setting by Chip Zdarsky and Carlos Magno starts in January. The solicitation doesn’t mention Union Jack or Destroyer though it seems inevitable that either or both will appear at some point.

IRONHEART #3 $3.99 Page 65
Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda, and Luciano Vecchio
As Ironheart gets deeper into the search for a missing friend, she stumbles into something much bigger than a single kidnapping — and something much more dangerous. She may not know it yet, but she faces an ancient power, and it’s deadly. NOV180940

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 Page 49
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
Miles is getting closer to solving the mystery of the thievery ring plaguing Brooklyn, but the Rhino has complicated matters quite a lot. Rhino doesn’t usually have minions preferring to charge alone. What’s behind this change of methodology? Plus, meet a new antagonist who may just become Miles’ most dangerous foe! NOV180906

MS MARVEL takes a break this month.

MS MARVEL GN-TP KAMALA KHAN $12.99 Page 141
G Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine who has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she suddenly gains extraordinary gifts. But who is she now? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Kamala explores her newfound powers, but will the weight of the legacy before her be too much? Encounters with the maniacal Inventor and the Inhumans’ Royal Family; team-ups with her favorite hero, Wolverine, and the Inhumans’ dog, Lockjaw — Kamala is living the dream. But as she discovers more about her past, her future is threatened! How long can Ms. Marvel’s life override Kamala’s? Experience the beginning of the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed series! Collecting Ms. Marvel (2014) #1-11 and material from All New Marvel Now Point One. NOV181054

RUNAWAYS #17 $3.99 Page 68
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
Alex Wilder: No one led the Runaways better. No one hurt them more. Will he help them overcome the worst threat they’ve faced since their reunion, or is another betrayal, and the end of the world, on the horizon? It’s time for the biggest battle you’ve seen in seventeen issues, and the family will never be the same! NOV180946

SHATTERSTAR #4 $3.99 Page 74
Tim Seeley and Carlos Villa
With the mundane lives of his tenants hanging in the balance, Shatterstar is pushed to the brink by the life he thought he left behind. NOV180957

SHURI #4 $3.99 Page 59
Nnedi Okorafor and Leonardo Romero
When the power goes out in Wakanda. Shuri’s returned from her space adventure with Rocket and Groot — but she’s brought something back with her. And now, centuries-old music and stories are disappearing across Africa. Something is stealing the continent’s cultural history — and its electrical power. Then, as if the heir to the throne didn’t have enough on her plate, a mysterious envoy arrives, and they’re looking for the Black Panther. Life as the princess of Wakanda just got a lot more complicated! NOV180928

STAR WARS AOR JANGO FETT #1 $3.99 Page 85
Jody Houser and Luke Ross
The most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy! Jango Fett’s reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job. Wait, is that a kid with him?! Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, Boba Fett? NOV180980

STAR WARS AOR OBI-WAN KENOBI #1 $3.99 Page 84
Jody Houser and Cory Smith
The early days of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Knight! Following the wishes of his master, Obi-Wan has taken on Anakin Skywalker as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek? NOV180974

STAR WARS AOR SPECIAL #1 $4.99 Page 83
Ethan Sacks, Jody Houser, Marc Guggenheim, Chip Zdarsky, Carlose Gomez Paolo Villanelli, Caspar Wijngaard and others
Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters! The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle. Mace Windu returns in an action-packed adventure! You can run, but can you hide from the twin lightsabers of Sith assassin Asajj Ventress? Feel her fury in a tale expertly woven by veteran Star Wars comic scribe Jody Houser. And is Jar Jar Binks’ role in the Star Wars story over? Not by a long shot! Because Chip Zdarsky has a rancor bone to pick with the galaxy’s most notorious Gungan. You can take the clone out of the war but you can never take the war out of the clone — Captain Rex dusts off his blaster and enters the fray! NOV180970

THOR BY JASON AARON & RUSSELL DAUTERMAN VOL 3 $44.99 Page 100
Jason Aaron, Russell Dautermna, Steve Epting, Valerio Schitti, Jen Bartel, and others
Death comes for the Mighty Thor! But first, she must survive the Asgard/Shi’ar War! Plus, as Malekith’s manipulations threaten all there is, Jane Foster recruits Angela and Sif to her new League of Realms — and leads them on a deadly mission into Dark Elf territory! Then, when the hammer of the Ultimate Thor resurfaces, its new wielder becomes a thundering Thor for dangerous times. But who is this new War Thor? As Malekith’s dark army grows, the Queen of Cinders threatens to engulf the Realms. But worse is still yet to come! When the Mangog returns just as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, the end approaches. Will the Gates of Valhalla open for Jane? Collecting Mighty Thor (2015) #13-23 and #700-706, Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor and Mighty Thor: At the Gates of Vlahalla. NOV181008

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #40 Page 66
Ryan North and Derek Charm
In the past few issues, Squirrel Girl has “died”! She’s fought “Iron Man”! And her world has been invaded by a non-zero number of Skrulls! It’s been a crazy ride, but gosh, it sure would be nice to know why this is happening, who is behind it and what machinations – sinister or otherwise – that they’ve been working toward! Good news: This issue reveals all! Mysteries are laid bare! Secret origins are revealed! And your friend and mine Squirrel Girl is finally brought back from the dead! NOV180941

UNCANNY X-MEN #8 – 10 $3.99 Page 34
Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberd, Mahmud Asrar, and others
From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men…and the dawn of the Age of X-Man? NOV180861 / NOV180865 / NOV180867

UNSTOPPABLE WASP #4 $3.99 Page 67
Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru
G.I.R.L. has just been handed its first major defeat by a new branch of A.I.M., which broke into the lab to steal research, inventions and ideas — and worse yet, left both Wasps and the young scientists in their care battered and bruised. With the villains of A.I.M. on the loose, how can Nadia and her team even feel safe in their own lab? Nadia is on the case with only one mission in mind: fix everything. NOV180943

WEST COAST AVENGERS #7 $3.99 Page 42
Kelly Thompson and Daniele Do Nicuolo
Marvel Boy is back, and the timing couldn’t be worse for Kate Bishop. Her relationship with Fuse is looking shaky, and the last thing she wants is her very hot ex hanging around! Not to mention Kate’s former Young Avengers teammate has brought a mountain of trouble to the West Coast! Can Kate clean up after Noh-Varr while keeping him far away from her love life? Read on, True Believers! NOV180885

WEST COAST AVENGERS TP VOL 1 BEST COAST $17.99 Page 123
Kelly Thompson, Stefano Caselli and Daniele Di Nicuolo
The Avengers go west once again — but these ain’t your daddy’s Whackos! A bold new era begins for the mightiest heroes to ever live on the Pacific Coast. That means Hawkeye (your favorite one, Kate Bishop)! Hawkeye (the other one, Clint Barton)! America Chavez! Kid Omega! Gwenpool! And a guy named Fuse! Wait, what? That’s right, these are the new West Coast Avengers. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world, and fast — because big things are headed for their part of the planet! Including the attack of the 50-foot were-woman — better known as original WCA member Tigra — plus more B-movie, monster-sized threats! The West Coast Avengers are back, and California’s super villains aren’t happy — and in a not-so-amusing amusement park, they’re going to make their feelings known! Collecting WCA (2018) #1-6. NOV181030

X-23 #8 $3.99 Page 70
Mariko Tamaki and Diego Olorteguie
Laura and Gabby face the creators of the X-Assassin and find they might not agree on what to do about this barely human killer. NOV180948

X-FORCE #2 $4.99 Page 75
Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett
X-Force has been framed for murder! And in order to clear their names, they must reluctantly team up with the young Cable and Deathlok. But will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to stop a mutant genocide?! NOV180959

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