LGBTQ Previews March 2019 Part 1

Highlights for the tl;dr folks –

Backstagers return with Andy Mientus as writer in an illustrated book under arrangement with Amulet Books!
Oni releases a trade collecting its digital Dream Daddy mini!
New prints of the entire Banana Fish manga from Viz!
A new Sabrina series with emphasis on humor and less chills!
That Archie Meets Batman ’66 is collected in trade format!
The Wonder Woman Warbringer prose novel from Ember proves there’s something new for the die hard Wonder Woman fan!
Yaoi! Yuri! A graphic novel adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale! And a lot more! Go browse! Please!

What you’ll find here in part one are comics, trades, graphic novels, and manga from BOOM, DE, Archie, Black Mask, Vault, and more. Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, and Marvel (sometimes called the Big 5) are featured in part two…coming in a bit. The strange code with letters and numbers after each item are Diamond order codes for easy ordering with your comic shop!

Part two with big publishers 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!

:01 FIRST SECOND

KISS NUMBER 8 GN $17.99 (TPB) / $24.99 (HC) Page 314
Colleen Af Venable and Ellen T Crenshaw
A layered, funny, sharp-edged story of teen sexuality and family secrets Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid getting kissed by Adam, the boy next door. It’s everything she hoped high school would be… until all of a sudden, it’s not. Her dad is hiding something big-so big it could tear her family apart. And that’s just the beginning of her problems: Mads is starting to figure out that she doesn’t want to kiss Adam… because the only person she wants to kiss is Cat. Just like that, Mads’s tidy little life has gotten epically messy-and epically heartbreaking. And when your heart is broken, it takes more than an awkward, uncomfortable, tooth-clashing, friendship-ending kiss to put things right again. It takes a whole bunch of them. Available in softcover and hardcover editions., JAN191907 (TPB)/ JAN191908 (HC)

ABSTRACT STUDIOS

STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV TP VOL 2 HIDE AND SEEK $15.99 Page 246
Terry Moore
Katchoo is unstoppable in her hunt for Stephanie, a rogue Parker Girl who threatens Katchoo’s family. But the mission becomes complicated when she discovers Stephanie has a bigger goal in mind, one that has attracted the attention of the most powerful nations in the world. As the stakes rise, Francine and the kids are forced to defend themselves in a deadly game of hide and seek. Can Katchoo find Stephanie in time to save her family? Find out in this thrilling conclusion to SiP’s comeback story celebrating 25 years on the spinner rack! JAN191422

ACTION LAB

PRINCELESS TP VOL 7 FIND YOURSELF $14.99 Page 247
Jeremy Whitley and Emily Martin
With Bedelia left behind, Adrienne and Sparky are on their own for the first time since they left the tower…and it’s not going well. Alize’s castle is somewhere in the Great Southern Desert, but they can’t find it! They’ve been lost in the desert for days and when tempers flare, Adrienne may find herself alone and in peril on her quest. But what waits for her in the desert is more amazing than she could have imagined… and more deadly. It’s time for a final confrontation with the Black Knight. And as they emerge from the Black Forest, Devin and company find themselves going head to head with an old enemy in an unexpected place. Soon Asheland will be under attack, but will they make it back to Asheland to tell anyone? JAN191429

AFTERSHOCK

ANIMOSITY #21 $3.99 Page 258
Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre
A haunted forest. A sinister coven. A hungry god. Here, the natural and supernatural clash as new life begins to overtake the old. From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett with artwork by Rafael De Latorre. JAN191464

ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION TP VOL 2 LEX MACHINA $14.99 Page 258
Marguerite Bennett and Eric Gapstur
Will Wintermute be able to hold onto control of her beloved city? Tensions reach a breaking point after the murder of the Animata — an elite force comprised of animal/tech hybrids. Conspiracies tighten around Adam and his companions as a bloody interspecies gang war explodes in the City by the Sea. Volume 2 contains the entire second arc, issues #6-10. JAN191465

AMIGO

BLACKENING #5 $3.99 Page 272
Massimo Rosi, Antonello Consentino, and Renato Stevanato
The memories are painful, and the grip of the frozen metal hand is getting stronger around Tony’s heart, who is now turning into a cybernetic demon. Will he be able to expel the poison that fills his memory, and find his adopted daughter? JAN191553 [I learned only recently that this 

AMULET BOOKS

BACKSTAGERS ILLUSTRATED HC NOVEL VOL 2 THEATRE OF ANCIENTS $14.99 Page 273
Andy Mientus and Rian Sygh
Based on the show-stopping graphic novels from BOOM! Studios, the Backstagers return for more paranormal theater adventures! After all the backstage ghost drama during Phantasm, things are quiet for the Backstagers of the St. Genesius School Drama Club. Too quiet. But when that quiet is filled by a mysterious voice that haunts the Backstagers day and night, they set off on a globetrotting adventure to discover the ancient secrets of the legendary artifacts of the theater. Can they solve the mystery in time to open their production of the rock musical Tammy? Effortlessly inclusive and full of adventure, The Backstagers and the Theater of the Ancients is sure to have readers calling, “Encore!” JAN191570

ARCHIE

ARCHIE #703 $3.99 Page 278
Nick Spencer and Sandy Jarrell
Archie is in love! Yes, again. But this time his newfound romance has the whole town whispering. Who is this mystery lady, and how the heck did this happen? JAN191591 (Marguerite Sauvage cover) / JAN191592 (Tula Lotay cover)

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 TP $17.99 Page 280
Michael Moreci, Jeff Parker, and Dan Parent
Gotham City meets Riverdale in this crossover graphic novel that brings together some of the most iconic characters in comics and television! A battle in Gotham City extends its reach into Riverdale-and it’s up to the teens of Riverdale to recruit some help and place a call…to the Batcave! JAN191603

JUGHEAD HUNGER #13 $3.99 Page 278
Frank Tieri and Joe Eisma
Where did Bingo take Jughead when he was near death after he was shot by Archie? As the epic first season of JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER comes to a close, that mystery will be resolved-and the answer will only raise even more questions about Jughead and his werewolf legacy! It’s all part of our big finale, leading up into our mind blowing Jughead: The Hunger vs Vampironica crossover! JAN191597

RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #1 $3.99 Page 279
Micol Ostow, Thomas Pitilli, and Joe Eisma
Take a deeper dive into some of the skeletons buried in and around Riverdale as well as hidden and unexpected connections to the Farm and the Game. Everyone is hiding something in this companion to the third season of the massive hit CW series Riverdale, by Scholastic writer Micol Ostow and Riverdale artists Thomas Pitilli and Joe Eisma. JAN191601

SABRINA TEENAGE WITCH #1 $3.99 Page 277
Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish
Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD! JAN191586

VAMPIRONICA TP VOL 1 $17.99 Page 278
Megan Smallwood and Greg Smallwood
When Veronica Lodge is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust? Archie Horror’s latest series paints Riverdale red in the vampiric first collection by siblings Greg & Meg Smallwood! Collects Vampironica issues 1 – 5. JAN191600

BLACK MASK

BLACK AF DEVILS DYE #4 $3.99 Page 288
Vita Ayala and Liana Kangas
In the conclusion of Devil’s Dye, Indigo, Waters, and X raid Dr. Blank’s facility. The not-so-good doctor is much more sinister than she seems, and Indigo must choose between letting her past go or saving her future. JAN191663

EMMIE X ALL SYSTEMS GO #3 $3.99 Page 289
Matteo Pizzolo and Carlos Granda
Say you want a revolution. JAN191665

BOOM

AVANT-GUARDS #3 $3.99 Page 232
Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes
The basketball season is off to a start, and Charlie, Liv, and the rest of the Avant-Guards are trekking across state for their very first game. They’ve hardly had time to polish their skills, though, and if the season isn’t going to end before it’s really begun, they’ll have to fight to make their dreams come true! JAN191398

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 Page 215
Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora
Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly-and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla-AKA the Mistress-sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground. JAN191357 (Taylor cover) / JAN191358 (Wada cover)

BY NIGHT #9 $3.99 Page 231
John Allison and Christine Larsen
It’s time to uncover the truth of what really happened to old Chet Charles, how the Eidolon was created… and what it has to do with Jane’s parents. JAN191395

FIREFLY HC VOL 1 UNIFICATION WAR $19.99 Page 215
Greg Pak and Dan McDaid
BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon, presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly, as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise’s history is revealed for the first time! Focusing on family, loyalty, identity, and the price of redemption, writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid take you back to the battleground where Mal’s journey began-the Unification War. Collects issues #1-4. JAN191356

FIREFLY BAD COMPANY #1 $7.99
Josh Lee Gordon and Francesco Mortarino
In this 40 page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved Firefly characters in the ‘Verse–SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron’s life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget! JAN191354

GIANT DAYS #48 $3.99 Page 22 Page 231
John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming
Susan and McGraw attend his brother’s wedding, and we meet the family that put the iron backbone in Giant Days’ most moustached male. JAN191394

LUMBERJANES #60 $3.99 Page 232
Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, and Dozerdraws
Trying to pull off a last-minute party is like paddling upstream…against a waterfall…in a rainstorm. Throwing together a last-minute theatrical production is like doing all that with an umbrella instead of a paddle, and your shipmates are all ducks. If there’s anyone who’s prepared to sail through these metaphorical eddies, though, it’s April, in service of her BFFL Jo’s birthday! JAN191400

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #37 $3.99 Page 226
Marguerite Bennett and Simone di Meo
As the death of this entire new universe draws near, each Ranger will be faced with a terrible choice–and one Ranger may be forced to betray everything they believe in. JAN191380

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 8 $16.99 Page 226
Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo
The conclusion tot he epic Shattered Grid event! As Lord Drakkon comes ever closer to conquering all of existence, Power Rangers from across all eras answer the call to join forces against his armies. As new friends and old foes come together in the Rangers’ darkest hour, the entire legacy of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hangs in the balance. Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #29, #30, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1. JAN191379

STEVEN UNIVERSE #26 $4.99 Page 235
Terry Blas and Gabriele Bagnoli
Things continue to go from bad to worse as Lars, the Off Colors, Steven, and Connie must brave a turbulent nebula to escape Emerald’s pursuit. JAN191406

STEVEN UNIVERSE FUSION FRENZY #1 $7.99 Page 234
Various writers & artists
It’s time for the fusions to shine in this 40-page special! The fan favorite Steven Universe fusions get the spotlight as Stevonnie, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Opal, and Sugilite take Beach City on in five fantastic tales! JAN191403

THE WOODS YEARBOOK ED TP VOL 1 $29.99 Page 221
James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
The Award-winning series The Woods from James Tynion IV and illustrated by Michael Dialynas is collected now in the first of three value-priced, oversized softcover collections! On a brisk fall day in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Collects issues #1-12 of the critically-acclaimed saga. JAN191369

CHAPTER HOUSE PUBLISHING

DIE KITTY DIE HEAVEN AND HELL HC $24.99 Page 301
Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz
Kitty Ravencraft returns! When last we saw her, Kitty’s new comic book series was a huge success and she was once again the talk of the comic shops! Her sleazy publisher managed to get a Hollywood film deal based on her se-ries, but Kitty soon found herself in danger once again! So much so, that she gets shot and killed by a mystery assassin! Who would do this? And why? Will she end up in Heaven or Hell? JAN191790

DIGITAL MANGA

AI NO KUSABI SPACE BETWEEN NOVEL VOL 2 $8.95 Page 420
Rieko Yoshihara
One night five years ago, Riki was wandering through the pleasure district of Midas, when he found himself in a rather dangerous situation. As a consequence, Iason, the genetically engineered “blondie” has given him such levels of humiliations and unwanted pleasure that Riki’s mind is still haunted by it. But, Riki can’t see the trap set to crush whatever is left of his pride that survived even his growing up in the slums!
JAN192382 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ART OF LOVING GN $12.95 Page 420
Serubo Suzuki
As the son of a prominent and wealthy family, Yutako wears the mask of a genteel elite student. Frustrated by this facade he must put up and stifles by a future already lain out for him, the only way Yutako can find to deal with the boredom and unhappiness of his empty life is through sexual release. Then one day, Tohno, a delinquent-looking student with blonde-dyed hair, suddenly transfers into Yutako’s class. As Yutako finds himself more and more obsessed with a deep abiding lust for this young man, his daily decent into sexual fantasy begin to interfere with his life, until the ferocious impulse to possess Tohno for his own leads him to a diabolical scheme. JAN192384 (OFFERED AGAIN)

CANDY GN $12.95 Page 420
Satomi Sugita
Since their parents moved overseas, Toru, Hajime, and their little brother Futaba have lived together alone in the Katsuragi house. But then suddenly their problematic cousin Takara arrives! As he enters the three brothers’ lives are in an uproar, for some reason Takara doesn’t try to get close to them, and his childhood friend Toru feels unbearably snubbed. When Toru tells him so, Takara quickly shows him a gentle smile, but what kind of dangerous schemes hide behind that expression? Palpitation and anticipation under one roof. JAN192387 (OFFERED AGAIN)

CIAO CIAO BAMBINO GN $12.95 Page 420
Momoko Tenzen
Soon after taking a part-time job as a cram-school lecturer, Yoh meets Yuta, a boy of peerless beauty. While Yoh thinks it’s cute how Yuta pines for him, why is it that when Yuta acts so manly from time to time it makes Yoh’s heart beat faster? Another airy love story from Momoko Tenzen. JAN192388 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

WOMAN WORLD GN $24.95 Page 307
Aminder Dhaliwalatomi
With her startling humor, it’s no surprise that Aminder Dhaliwal’s web comic Woman World has a devoted audience of over 120,000 readers. When a birth defect wipes out the planet’s entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society’s ashes. Dhaliwal’s infectiously funny instagram comic follows the rebuilding process, tracking a group of women who have rallied together under the flag of “Beyonce’s Thighs.” Only Grandma remembers the distant past, a civilization of segway-riding mall cops, Blockbusters movie rental shops, and “That’s What She Said” jokes. Woman World is an uproarious and insightful graphic novel from a talented and funny new voice. JAN191826 (OFFERED AGAIN)

DYNAMITE

BARBARELLA DEJAH THORIS #3 $3.99 Page 195
Leah Williams and German Garcia
Barbarella and Dejah Thoris make their way across the vast, endless seas of the mysterious water planet they find themselves marooned upon. But after encountering all manner of never-before-seen creatures, they find there’s not one but two dominant species here… and they’re at war! And if that isn’t enough to rattle our heroes, the discovery of just what planet they’re on surely will!Get a clear view of Joanie Mars’ gorgeous and creatively-crafted costuming with a “Virgin” copy of our Cosplay cover for Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #2!JAN191166

PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #3 $3.99 Page 203
Kieron Gillen and Caspar Wijngaard
A thousand dimensions from ours. All Earths’ best hopes, resting on our heroes’ fight. They’ve got everything… except a chance. JAN191238

RED SONJA #2 $3.99 Page 201
Mark Russell and Mirko Colak
Dragan The Magnificent marches his massive Zamoran army to do battle with Sonja’s puny Hyrkanian forces. Any other monarch would retreat in cowardly fear. But Sonja will rely on the lessons she learned at THE Court of the Khitai, and empty her nephew Kryon’s Brother of Misfortune. JAN191214

EMBER

WONDER WOMAN WARBRINGER SC NOVEL $10.99 Page 311
Leigh Bardugo
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law – risking exile – to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer – a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies – mortal and divine – determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war. [Note: this is a 384 page prose novel.] JAN191872

FANTAGRAPHICS

JAMES WARREN EMPIRE OF MONSTERS CREEPY VAMPIRELLA HC $29.99 Page 312
Bill Schelly and James Warren
James Warren was the visionary publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland, the magazine that fueled the movie monster craze of the 1960s, and inspired such future filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Joe Dante. Warren went on to publish Help!, Harvey Kurtzman’s satirical magazine that featured early work by Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Robert Crumb, and Diane Arbus. With Creepy and Eerie, Warren popularized the black-and-white comics magazine and ran covers by the legendary painter Frank Frazetta before Frazetta was a superstar. Warren’s magazines established a new category of popular fiction, a transitional step toward the graphic novel. They included art by over 30 Hall of Fame talents such as Wallace Wood, Steve Ditko, Alex Toth, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson and many others. His most famous creation (co-created with Forrest J. Ackerman) was the sensual Vampirella, who debuted in her own magazine in 1969 and who continues to be published today. Bill Schelly’s Empire of Monsters features numerous eye-opening, often outrageous anecdotes about Warren, a colorful, larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur makes him a fascinating character study. Resolcited from September Previews Vol. XXVIII #9 / JAN191898

IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME HC LOVE & ROCKETS $19.99 Page 313
Jaime Hernandez
In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together — literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however — this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist. Hernandez’s acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters — Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others — have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time. JAN191899

LOVE BUNGLERS HC LOVE & ROCKETS $19.99
Jaime Hernandez
Publishers Weekly says, “Even in a long career of masterpieces, [The Love Bunglers] is a revelation.” The suppression of family history and the cumulative effects of these secrets are the initial threads that tie together this masterful graphic novel starring Hernandez’s longtime heroine, Maggie Chascarillo. Torn from the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories! JAN191902 (OFFERED AGAIN)

KODANSHA

10 DANCE GN VOL 2 $12.99 Page 422
Inouesatoh
Yaoi fans, dip into your new obsession! The beautifully-detailed, lithe bodies of the two “kings of the ballroom” fly across the dance floor as rivals build a volatile bond in this red-hot romance! Shinya Sugiki, the dashing lord of Standard Ballroom, and Shinya Suzuki, passionate king of Latin Dance: The two share more than just a first name and a love of the sport. They each want to become champion of the 10-Dance Competition, which means they’ll need to learn the other’s specialty dances, and who better to learn from than the best? But old rivalries die hard, and things get complicated even further when they realize there might be more between them than an uneasy partnership. JAN192407

HITORIJIME MY HERO GN VOL 2 $12.99 Page 422
Memeko Arii
A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: He’s found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all… and as their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole time. JAN192410

YURI IS MY JOB GN VOL 2 $12.99 Page 423
Miman
Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess; she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a cafe manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the cafe is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings. JAN192417

LION FORGE

CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT #14 $3.99 Page 337
Amy Chu and Marika Cresta
As the mysteries behind the alien conspiracy and Val’s powers come to a head, Val’s unlikely ally, Major Tom, reveals an ace up his sleeve that Lorena is desperate for. JAN191978

NAN A TALESE

HANDMAIDS TALE GN $22.95 Page 340
Margaret Atwood and Renee Nault
An instant classic when it was published in 1985, Atwood’s genre-bending, dystopian story comes to life in this new, beautifully illustrated graphic novel. The story is iconic: In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic freedoms, (work, property, her own name), Offred remembers a different time, not so long ago, when she was valuable for more than her viable ovaries, when she was mother to a daughter she could keep, and when she and her husband lived and loved as equals. Darkly prescient, scathingly sarcastic, and eminently frightening, The Handmaid’s Tale has only gained relevance since it was originally published, and remains one of the most powerful, widely read stories of our times. JAN191992

ONE PEACE BOOKS

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 1 $12.95 Page 424
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi’s words cut through Kohei’s usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kohei forever. JAN192421 (OFFERED AGAIN)

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 2 THEORY HAPPINESS $13.95 Page 424
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability Kohei is often alone. Taichi is outspoken and cheerful. At first, Kohei keeps himself well guarded, but after he meets Taichi he slowly learns to open up. How will this “more than friends, less than lovers” relationship evolve? JAN192422 (OFFERED AGAIN)

I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 3 LIMIT PT 1 $12.95 Page 424
Yuki Fumino
Because of a hearing disability, university student Kohei had made a habit of distancing himself from those around him. But after meeting the exceedingly cheerful Taichi, he gradually begins to embrace a more positive outlook on life. Kohei eventually begins to see Taichi as more than a friend, and after he finally confesses his love to Taichi, the feelings become mutual. In this new addition to the I Hear the Sunspot series, Kohei continues on as a student, while Taichi makes his way out into the working world to pursue his own calling and the two begin a new life together! JAN192423 (OFFERED AGAIN)

ONI PRESS

DREAM DADDY DAD DATING COMIC BOOK TP $19.99 Page 352
Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw
Oni presents Dream Daddy, a comics series based on the acclaimed Grumps visual novel video game! Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. Dive into entirely new stories featuring the backstories and adventures of your favorite Dads, told by game co-creators Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, along with the comic industry’s top indie talent! JAN192024

MORNING IN AMERICA #1 $3.99 age 344
Magdalene Visaggio and Claudia Aguirre
The year is 1983. A series of disappearances afflicts Tucker, Ohio following the opening of a mysterious new factory. But when the town finds itself under siege from strange monsters, it’s up to intrepid girl gang of no-account teen delinquents to try and figure out what’s happening-and save everyone’s lives before it’s too late. JAN192008 (Aguirre) / (Beals)

RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS TP VOL 1 $19.99 Page 346
Magdalene Visaggio & Various, CJ Cannon & Various
Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press’s Rick and Morty Presents! These four oversized comics, collected here for the first time, focus on fan-favorite characters and storylines, with writing and art from today’s top talent! Each story is illustrated by series artist CJ Cannon, with Nick Filardi, Sarah Stern, and Brittany Peer. From writer J. Torres, delve into the secret history of The Vindactors! Writer Daniel Mallory Ortberg tells the tale of Krombopulos Michael, the professional assassin who just loves killin’. Writer Magdalene Visaggio wonders if it matters that Sleepy Gary’s a mind-altering parasite, if it makes Jerry… happy? And writer Delilah S. Dawson reimagines the Emmy award-winning episode “Pickle Rick.” JAN192012

SPECTACLE GN VOL 2 $15.99 Page 348
Megan Rose Gedris
Sisters Anna and Kat return for the second book of Megan Rose Gedris’s paranormal circus murder mystery, Spectacle!
A murder is tough thing to solve, even without temperamental performers, supernatural occurrences, and the ghost of the victim giving commentary. But as Kat’s only link to the living world, it’s up to scientifically-minded Anna to figure out who killed her sister-before any more murders rock the small traveling community. Yet as she gets closer to finding a lead, even more unbelievable events obscure the truth: roustabouts start sprouting horns, performers grow forked tongues, and a demon visits Anna’s sleep at night. Does Kat know more than she’s letting on? Andcan Anna keep the circus-let alone herself-safe? JAN192017

SCOUT COMICS

STABBITY BUNNY EVER AFTER #2 $3.99 Page 361
Richard Rivera and Dwayne Biddix
This alternate reality version of Stabbity Bunny takes place nowhere near the world of the regular series. The story kicks into high gear as Stabbity Bunny and Grace find themselves in Wonderland. For a little while, it almost appears things might go smoothly, but then the queen of hearts gets involved and decides she wants Grace’s magical powers. If you thought the carnage in Fairyland was shocking, you better be prepared to say goodbye to a lot of your wonderland favorites.
[Has a lesbian character.] JAN192075

SEVEN SEAS

TRANSPARENT LIGHT BLUE GN $13.99 Page 428
Kiyoko Iwami
An all-new yuri manga about desire, for fans of Citrus. This collection of yuri stories by Kiyoko Iwami explores the drama of young women exploring their sexuality.
JAN192450

SILVER SPROCKET

GIRLS SC $12.00 Page 362
Jenn Woodall
Woodall’s collected illustrations of fierce femmes are inspiring and vital. “The bold, colorful ways in which Woodall explores domestic violence, street harassment, and gender expression are wonderful, if at times painful… The art and social commentary in Jenn Woodall’s Girls make it an absolute must-have.”–Rogues Portal Magazine. JAN192084 (OFFERED AGAIN)

SUBLIME

CANDY COLOR PARADOX GN VOL 1 $12.99 Page 393
Isaku Natsume
Satoshi Onoe takes pride in the good writing and ethical reporting he does in his job at a weekly magazine. But when the stakeout teams are shuffled around, he ends up being paired up with Motoharu Kaburagi, an ill-mannered photographer who is nothing but trouble. Onoe despises Kaburagi’s haphazard and unethical reporting methods, and the two bicker constantly. But Onoe’s annoyance begins to shift as he spends more time with Kaburagi, and his feelings turn a bit sweeter…
For mature audiences. JAN192253

TITAN COMICS

DOCTOR WHO 13TH #6 $3.99 Page 367
Jody Houser and Rachael Stott
The continuing comic adventures of the Thirteenth Doctor! Eisner Award nominee Jody Houser and art team Rachael Stott, Giorgia Sposito, and Arianna Florean send fans old and new on fresh adventures through time and space! JAN192106

DOCTOR WHO 13TH DOCTOR TP $16.99 Page 369
Jody Houser and Rachael Stott
Bestselling comics writer Jody Houser and fan-favorite artist Rachael Stott launch the Doctor into a new universe of unforgettable adventure! Featuring Jodie Whittaker as the first female incarnation of the Doctor! Bursting straight out of her hit new television adventures, this critically acclaimed first collection of the Thirteenth Doctor’s comic book tales is a scorchingly fresh incarnation, perfect for fans old and new! JAN192113

VALIANT

FORGOTTEN QUEEN #2 $3.99 Page 380
Tini Howard and Amilcar Pina
True to the name she’s been called throughout history, the War-Monger knows how to get a good fight going among even the best of friends. The outcome of the battle never mattered to her – at least, not until she fell head over heels for the Mongol Empire’s most fearsome warrior. She can poison hearts against one another…but can she win one for herself? JAN192182

LIVEWIRE #4 $3.99 Page 381
Vita Ayala, Raul Allen,and Patricia Martin
Once, Livewire dreamed of devoting herself to the betterment of humankind. Now, her most steadfastly held ideals are about to be tested like never before as she struggles to stay alive in the clutches of a fearsome new foe! But who is the mysterious psiot mercenary hunting her…and more importantly, who do they work for?
JAN192188

VIZ

BANANA FISH GN VOL 1 $9.95 Page 411
Akimi Yoshida
Back in print – The Manga that inspired the Amazon Prime series! A child runaway brought up as the adopted heir, hatchet man, and sex toy of “Papa” Dino Golzine, the East Coast’s Corsican crime lord, Ash is now at the rebellious age of seventeen. And it’s exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to arrive in New York City and make Ash Lynx’s acquaintance. JAN192318 (OFFERED AGAIN)
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Viz is also offering again each of the other 8 volumes.
VOL 2 JAN192327
VOL 3 JAN192320
VOL 4 JAN192320
VOL 5 JAN192322
VOL 6 JAN192323
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VOL 8 JAN192325
VOL 9 JAN192326
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