LGBTQ Previews September 2018 Part 2

The abundance of good stuff coming out for September that we saw in the first half of this list continues with part two! A Mata Hari hardcover collection from Dark Horse along with Stranger Things’ comic debut! Angela and the original Valkyrie along with Annabelle Riggs return in Marvel’s Asgardians of the Galaxy! Iceman also makes a comeback though it’s a 5 part mini! The Seven Soldiers with Silent Knight and the Amazon whose name I’ve forgotten make a surprise appearance in Sideways. Chelsea Cain returns with the new, on going Man-Eaters series at Image where you’ll also find Pia Guerra’s satirical political cartoon hardcover! Oh, and Wonder Woman Earth One volume 2 from Morrison and Paquette! So much more!

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

AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #6 $3.99 Page 117
Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Shadow and Wednesday find themselves on the run from both the police and the mysterious Mr. Town. Along the way, they find help in their evasion from Whiskey Jack and John Chapman, all the while Shadow continues to try to sort through the chaos in his life. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series! JUL180447

BTVS SEASON 12 #4 $3.99 Page 124
Joss Whedon, Christos N. Gage, and Georges Jeanty
Buffy, Fray, the Scoobies, and the Slayers are in an epic battle against Harth, and his army of baddies. His attempt to steal the power of the Slayers has brought Buffy and her crew to the turning point that they have been trying desperately to avoid. With all other options spent, it is only Buffy and her sacrifice that can save the world. The entire Buffyverse is united here in the culmination of all Buffy Seasons! o The return of Fray! JUL180475

BTVS SEASON 10 LIBRARY EDITION HC VOL 3 $29.99 Page 125
Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, and Megan Levens
A powerful portal-creating artifact has fallen into the hands of a trio of demons. While fighting the Big Bads, Dawn and Xander are swept into another dimension. Buffy and crew, struggling to come together, likewise struggle to get them back. Matters get worse when an unexpected fourth Big Bad is out to steal the magic rulebook at the same time! Collects Buffy Season 10 volumes 5 & 6, plus the 8-page story from DH Day 2016 and all covers, and sketchbook materials. JUL180477

COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 5 $24.99 Page 133
Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
The latest collection of the classic fantasy series by Wendy and Richard Pini continues the canonical adventures of the Wolfriders. With Cutter leading his warriors against the human warlord Grohmul Djun, his chief-daughter Ember takes her tribemates far away into unknown lands, where she pits her skills and courage against new threats and unexpected revelations. This fifth volume of the New York Times best-selling series weighs in at a hefty 760 pages. It collects material from Elfquest: Hidden Years #16-29, as well as the entire “Wild Hunt” sequence from Elfquest comics (vol.2). A stunning collection of art and story from Wendy and Richard Pini and others. JUL180493

MATA HARI HC $19.99 Page 111
Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina
Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917. One hundred years on from her death, questions are still raised about her conviction.
Now, the story of the woman who claimed she was born a princess and died a figure of public hatred is told by break-out talent writer Emma Beeby, artist Ariela Kristantina, and colorist Pat Masioni drawing on biographies and released MI5 files. We meet Mata Hari in prison at the end of her life as she writes her memoir-part romantic tale of a Javanese princess, and part real-life saga of a disgraced wife and mother. As she sits trial for treason and espionage, we hear another tale, of a flamboyant Dutch woman who became “the most dangerous spy France has ever captured”-a double agent who whored herself for secrets, lived a life of scandal, and loved only money. Leading us to ask who was the real Mata Hari? This hardcover collects Mata Hari #1-#5, as well as additional historical material and an artist’s sketchbook. JUL180435

STARCRAFT SCAVENGERS #3 $3.99 Page 130
Jody Houser and Gabriel Guzman
A group of terran space scavengers are ambushed by an invisible, deadly stalker and then by aggressive Dominion forces out to ruin their salvage operation! Writer Jody Houser and artist Gabriel Guzman join forces for an exciting new sci-fi series that expands the universe of Blizzard’s hit game. JUL180485

STRANGER THINGS #1 $3.99 Page 100
Jody Houser and Stefano Martino
The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things. JUL180419

DC

BATGIRL #27 $3.99 Page 17
Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier
You can’t go home again. But that’s just where Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, is forced to go when the chip granting her mobility keeps shorting out in the aftermath of her clash with Grotesque. Will Commissioner Gordon drive Babs totally bonkers with his bedside manner? Or will the malfunctioning tech impact more than just her legs? Plus, what’s the deal with killer art critic Grotesque and his murderous new M.O.? It’s all in part two of “Art of the Crime.” JUL180622

BATGIRL TP VOL 4 STRANGE LOOP REBIRTH $19.99 Page 64
Hope Larson, Marguerite Bennett, Paul DIni, Sam Basri, Chris Wildgoose, and others
After the Maid of Mischief infects Barbara Gordon’s company party with a killer virus, Batgirl must embark on a wild goose chase around the city to find a cure. Then, Batgirl begins an investigation into attacks targeting women in Burnside, but she’s not the only one searching. Collects issues #18-24 and stories from #25. JUL180720

BOMBSHELLS UNITED TP VOL 2 WAR BONDS $16.99 Page 69
Marguerite Bennett, Richard Ortiz, Mirka Andolfo, Stephen Byrne, and others
Kate Kane, the all-American Batwoman; Diana of Themyscira, warrior princess of the Amazons; Kara Starikov and Kortni Duginovna, defenders of Mother Russia; and Mera, royal daughter of the legendary Atlantis come together once again in an action-packed, female-empowering story! Taking on Black Adam, Talia, Cheetah and other villains, Miri Marvel makes her debut! Collects Bombshells: United #7-12. JUL180740

CATWOMAN #3 $3.99 Page 21
Joelle Jones
The secret shot-caller who’s been borrowing Catwoman’s M.O. for a series of crimes steps out of the shadows in this issue, and her “secret origin” is unlike anything Selina’s run into before! Meanwhile, the police close in on Catwoman as well, as they believe she killed a cop during one of the crimes she’s been framed for. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Catwoman’s running out of her nine lives fast! [Selina is still bisexual, right?] JUL180631

DEATHSTROKE #35 $3.99 Page 24
Christopher Priest, Carlo Pagulayan, and Jason Paz
In this corner: Deathstroke, suffering from a traumatic brain injury at the hands of Batman! In the other corner: Batman, with Deathstroke’s knife in his gut! All of this with the feds invading Wayne Manor and now they’re in the catacombs under the mansion, which lead to the you-know-what-cave! If they’re going to escape, Batman and Slade are going to have to work together. JUL180635

DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 5 THE FALL OF SLADE $16.99 Page 71
Christopher Priest, Diogenes Neves, Denys Cowan, and others
The World’s Deadliest Assassin takes on the villains of the DC Universe! After betraying another assassin and violating an unwritten code of conduct, Deathstroke is kidnapped and brought to stand trial before the Secret Society of Super-Villains, a group that includes the Riddler, Black Manta and Reverse-Flash! Will Deathstroke pay for his crime? And what of Slade Wilson’s recent turn toward heroism? This game-changing volume collects isasues #26-29 and annuak #1. JUL180743

DETECTIVE COMICS HC REBIRTH DELUXE HC BOOK 3 $34.99 Page 64
James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, Carmen Carnero, Eddy Barrows, and others
Red Robin must escape the most devious prison ever devised or be lost beyond time and space for eternity! Then, the spotlight turns to Clayface, who’s struggling to keep his psyche together and it’s a war he may be about to lose! Collects issues #963-973 and annual #1. JUL180724

FLASH #54 & 55 $3.99 Page 26
Joshua Williamson and Christian Duce
The Flash is now the strongest man alive thanks to a jolt from one of the new forces! Turning his jacked-up sights to Trickster, the two duke it out inside Iron Heights for utter supremacy. Will anyone stop these two behemoths from beating the hell out of each other…or is this just what Warden Wolfe wants? [Captain Singh and Hartley Rathaway are a couple and make occasional appearances.] JUL180641

Barry Allen’s CSI team gets called to the scene of an arson at Iron Heights, and the victim happens to be a well-known Flash Rogue. Barry’s new partner thinks it’s an inside job, the warden sending a message to the inmates about who’s in charge. But the real culprit turns out to be the latest “Force” threat. Can the Flash and Commander Cold snuff this flaming mystery before it becomes an inferno? JUL180643

GREEN LANTERNS #54 & 55 $2.99 Page 28
Dan Jurgens and Mike Perkins
The Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw, found a way to override the Green Lanterns’ Power Rings, and he’s using that ability to gaslight Simon Baz in part five of the “Evil’s Might” storyline. Communicating with Baz through his ring, Henshaw convinces Simon to trespass in Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, where Henshaw will have access to all the cosmic weaponry that would make him unstoppable. Can Simon throw off the mental shackles ensnaring him? Or will he unwittingly help Hank Henshaw become an omega-level threat once again? [Previous writer Sam Humphries revealed one of the Green Lanterns in the book is lesbian.] JUL180647

Then, Hank Henshaw, the Ravagers and Eon battle the Green Lantern Corps on Mogo for the fate of the universe! (In other words, it’s Tuesday.) Hal Jordan has had enough of this Man of Steel knockoff, so he’s seeking out the former Cyborg Superman with the sole intention of handing him his butt! However, Henshaw’s ability to hack the Corps’ power rings may give him all the leverage he needs to take over the universe. JUL180649

HARLEY QUINN #49 & 50 $3.99 / $4.99 Page 29
Sam Humphries, John Timms, and Sam Basri
Harley’s straight-up clowning around on her latest mission, and she’s faced with a real laugher of a puzzle: How does she kill and collect the bounty on Lord Death Man, an immortal murder machine who seemingly can’t be killed? Nevertheless, she will persist with a host of attempted assassinations, all doomed to fail. Time is running out, and Harley’s running out of material, too! JUL180651

In a special anniversary story, “Harley Saves the Universe!”–no kidding! While reading a mysterious Harley Quinn comic book, H.Q. accidentally breaks all of reality. And you know the saying: if you break it, you bought it! Now it’s up to Harley to travel through both time and space to fix all the continuity errors she created. Luckily, she’ll have a little help, ‘cuz riding shotgun is none other than special guest star Jonni DC, Continuity Cop! Good thing, too, because if Harley fails, it means her own mom will be lost forever. Gulp! That doesn’t sound very funny! JUL180653

IMMORTAL MEN #6 $2.99 Page 31
James Tynion IV and Tyler Kirkham
The Immortal Men are supposed to be a secret world-saving organization. But that cat will be out of the bag if they can’t stop the Infinite Woman and her brood of Bloodless soldiers, commanded by the Kill! And as the fight spills out into the greater DC Universe, which classic DC hero will rise to seek the answer to the unanswerable question: Who are the Immortal Men? (Of course, being dead is a lot worse than going public.) JUL180657

INJUSTICE 2 #33 & 34 $2.99 Page 32
Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, and Daniel Sampere
The battle against Starro comes to a tragic conclusion. And while Blue Beetle engages with one intergalactic menace, Superboy and Wonder Girl are taken prisoner by a new one–Brainiac! JUL180658

Batman is convinced by his closest allies to do the unthinkable: meet with Ra’s al Ghul and try to negotiate a settlement through which they can save the world together. Meanwhile, Grodd encounters an alien visitor who may render meaningless any agreement between Batman and Ra’s. JUL180659

INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3 $3.99 Page 33
Tim Seeley and Freddie Williams II
Batman recruited He-Man to join the battle against Superman’s dictatorship, so why is Prince Adam battling him in the Oracle’s lair? Has Skeletor’s influence helped Superman breach new territory? Things seem dire on Earth, but Eternia is also facing a major threat–from Darkseid! JUL180660

JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 & 8 $3.99 Page 34
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Mark Morales, Jim Cheung, and Jorge Jimenez
It’s wall-to-Source-Wall Justice League action as artist Jim Cheung rejoins writer Scott Snyder! Hawkgirl takes wing against Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team of Black Manta and Cheetah–underwater, no less! JUL180661

Part two of the “Legion of Doom” storyline focuses on Lex Luthor’s recruiting efforts–and this time around, he’s targeting both Cheetah and Black Manta for membership! Lex knows just what buttons to push to acquire his super-powered muscle, and this issue it’s all about getting revenge on Wonder Woman and Aquaman, respectively. We bet they sign right up as soon as they find out Lex has METAL’s Batman Who Laughs locked up in Doom HQ! [Note; Tynion writes only #8.] JUL180664

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #3 $3.99 Page 35
James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, and Raul Fernandez
Wonder Woman! Swamp Thing! Zatanna! Man-Bat! Um…Detective Chimp! The JL Dark team may not be strong or deep enough to stop the omnipotent Upside-Down Man from taking over our entire plane of existence. UDM takes the JLD apart one by one, but Wonder Woman might have enough mojo to keep everyone alive. Turns out Diana had a power not even she knew about that bursts to the surface, but will it be enough to turn the Upside-Down Man on his head, or is it just a lot of mystical mumbo jumbo? JUL180667

NIGHTWING #48 & #49 $3.99 Page 40
Benjamin Percy and Christopher Mooneyham
Guest-starring the Silencer! Dick Grayson is forced to participate in the world’s greatest motorcycle race, a three-day affair hosted on a remote island and populated by the greatest riders on the planet. Nightwing reluctantly complies, but only to save the life of an old friend. That brings him into competition with the Silencer, who’s also racing to save a friend. Only one rider can win…so who’s gonna leg this one out? That’s if they survive the onslaught of super-criminals in the race as well. JUL180675

What happens when the race is no longer against each other, but against Leviathan itself? As the head of the snake reappears, and as our heroes are allied against a common enemy, the bike race changes gears and the prize comes into focus–a chance for the winner to sit in the Mobius chair and ask one question. JUL180677

PLASTIC MAN #4 $3.99 Page 42
Gail Simone and Adriana Melo
Plastic Man fondly remembers his days as a simple street thug, when people knew his name and respected his talents (even though no one ever respected him). But he’s turning over a new leaf, mentoring the youth, saving old ladies from pick-pockets and younger ladies from kidnappers. Unfortunately, when he meets the kidnappers and realizes this entire episode’s nothing more than a setup? All those leaves flip back over with a vengeance! JUL180680

SIDEWAYS #8 $2.99 Page 48
Dan DiDio and Kenneth Rocafort
When Sideways leads the Seven Soldiers into the Dark Multiverse to find the missing Manhattan Guardian, the whole trip goes sideways (zing!) when our hero gets separated from the group and becomes lost in this nightmarish realm. And just like any petulant teenager, Sideways won’t stop and ask for directions, so now he’s trapped in the land of Perrus, ruled by the Dark Beast and populated by weird Superman-esque creatures, like Porcupine Jimmy Olsen. JUL180688

SUPERGIRL #22 $3.99 Page 50
Marc Andreyko and Kevin Maguire
Who murdered Krypton? Supergirl and Krypto rocket into space, en route to the Green Lantern world of Mogo, where she hopes to find clues about Rogol Zaar and his connection to the destruction of Krypton. Instead, she finds whispers and cover-ups. What are the GLs hiding? And will they go from Green to Red when they find out she’s in possession of Zaar’s weapon of war? (Hint: yes!) JUL180690

SUPERGIRL VOL 4 PLAIN SIGHT REBIRTH $16.99 Page 87
Steve Orlando, Jody Houser, Vita Ayala, Robson Rocha, and others
This public service announcement is brought to you by the Department of Extranormal Operations! You saw how Supergirl hid a murderer underneath National City right before our eyes. What other secrets is she hiding? D.E.O. agents will be stationed at every school to ensure their safety! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Collecting issues #15-20. JUL180791

TITANS #25 & 26 $4.99 / $3.99 Page 55
Dan Abnett and Brandon Peterson
The Titans split into three separate squads to combat the growing Source Wall Event threat in this anniversary issue! As Raven, Steel and Beast Boy contain an alien-robot outbreak, and Donna Troy tracks down the Blood Cult, who claim to have knowledge of why the Source Wall cracked, Nightwing and Miss Martian are fighting each other while also fighting for survival against a new metahuman threat with a penchant for creating pocket dimensions. Can Dick and M’gann put aside their differences, or will her terrible secret derail the whole thing before they resolve anything? [Natasha Irons, shown in a relationship with a woman in Superwoman, joins the team.] JUL180699

Spinning out of events in issue #25, Donna is on the trail of the newly revitalized Blood Cult, whose evil experiments have transformed an entire town into bloodthirsty zombies! Plus, Miss Martian must wrestle with her own inner demons before she completely loses control! JUL180701

UNEXPECTED #4 $2.99 Page 56
Steve Orlando and Cary Nord
The Unexpected race to save Gotham City from exposure to the toxic Nth metal–and you don’t come to Gotham without meeting the Bat-Family! But who else besides Batman knows enough about the Dark Multiverse and the poisonous Nth metal to be of help? Enter the Huntress! And it all wraps up in Castle Frankenstein! JUL180703

WILD STORM #17 $3.99 Page 57
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt
Stephen Rainmaker was the most dangerous man John Lynch knew even before he was inducted into the Thunderbook program. So much so that nobody could quite define how Thunderbook changed him. On his trip around America to warn his old team, Lynch left Rainmaker until last– for a reason. This is the visit that Lynch always knew could kill him. Meanwhile, Marc Slayton is discovering new things about America, IO and Skywatch. JUL180704

WONDER WOMAN #54 & 55 $3.99 Page 59
Steve Orlando, ACO, and Laura Braga
Diana’s model U.N. project goes up in flames when she tries to intervene and stop the exiled Bana-Mighdall Amazons from invading the nation of Qurac under false pretenses. She clashes with Artemis, who wants her exiled sisters to go to war, despite the fact that the expat Amazons are being manipulated…by none other than the deadly Rustam, Quraci seditionist and rebel leader! Now it’s up to Wonder Woman to lasso this runaway war train before it can get up to speed–and it’s about to pull out of the station. JUL180707

Then, two armies stand ready to annihilate each other, with Wonder Woman and Artemis caught in the middle, fighting for the souls of the exiled Amazons living in Bana-Mighdall! Does Diana possess the might and diplomatic prowess to convince her sisters to stop their march toward war? Who will fall beneath the flaming swords of Rustam? And more importantly, how does she make sure this doesn’t happen again? Will Diana have to Occupy the Amazons?! JUL180709

WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 2 $24.99
Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette
For years, Diana of Paradise Island yearned to leave the only home she knew behind for adventures that laid beyond its shores. Now, after a fateful meeting with Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the Amazon Warrior finds herself in Man’s World. And she is ready for anything that it may throw at her. But is the world ready for Wonder Woman? An American government, fraught with dissension and conflicts foreign to Diana, has deemed her a danger to society. How will Wonder Woman carry out her mission of peace and love in a world that can’t get out of its own way? That is, unless there are more insidious forces at play. Don’t miss the second volume in the Wonder Woman: Earth One original graphic novel series! JUL180591

WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 1 $22.99
Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette
In this new installment of the New York Times best-selling Earth One original graphic novel line, Grant Morrison joins with Yanick Paquette to reimagine Wonder Woman for a new era. Encompassing the vision of her original creator, William Moulton Marston, Morrison presents a Diana who yearns to break free from her mother and the utopian society on Paradise Island to learn about the forbidden outside world. Her dreams may come true when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor crashes on their shores, and she must defy the laws of the Amazons to return him to Man’s World. Is she ready for the culture shock that awaits her in America? And is the world ready for this Wonder Woman?
(OFFERED AGAIN) JUL180804

VERTIGO

DREAMING #1 $3.99 Page 10
Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely
From the upheaval of The Sandman Universe #1 rises The Dreaming, a kingdom in chaos. There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind-and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies. Meanwhile, in Dream’s gallery, something new is growing. JUL180606

IDW/ TOPSHELF

EUTHANAUTS #3 $3.99 Page 176
Tini Howard and Nick Robles
There’s nothing worse than someone coming into your life and solving all your problems. The mess of inheritance burdens Thalia with the ghosts of Mercy’s past while Indigo presents the future. Saga meets The Sandman in a series that explores death, dynasties, and psychonautic mindspaces. Don’t miss a special enhanced RI variant cover from Jen Bartel! Process pages, letters column, behind-the-panel secrets and more! JUL180928 / JUL180929 Bartel cover

GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER #7 $3.99 Page 151
Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
Several teams of Ghostbusters from across the multiverse have just about pulled off a very difficult task-tracking down and recapturing all the ghosts that had escaped from the containment unit. Crisis averted, right? They wish. In this issue, the Ghostbusters of many worlds come face-to-face with the goddess of chaos herself. Tiamat has returned! JUL180833

HOUSE AMOK #1 $3.99 Page 176
Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus
The Sandifers weren’t always nuts. They were made that way, by stories, conspiracies and coincidence. As Dylan continues to recount how she spent her summer vacation full of murder, the truth behind how she and her family infected each other with madness come out. Secrets and blood run deep, but family is forever, no matter how deranged they might be. JUL180932

PUNKS NOT DEAD TP VOL 1 TEENAGE KICKS $19.99 Page 176
David Barnett and Martin Simmonds
As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old weren’t enough, suddenly “Fergie” Ferguson can see ghosts. Well, one ghost specifically… a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid’s spirit has been trapped in London’s Heathrow Airport for 40 years, until the day he meets Fergie. Now Sid’s ghost is now stuck to Fergie, and Fergie has to contend with an unruly Ghost sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new “abilities.” How does the father Fergie never knew fit into all this? And why is the Department of Extra-Usual Affairs showing an interest? Never mind the bullocks-all of this plus fish fingers, chunky chips, and endless pints of anarchy in the critically-acclaimed series that collects Punks Not Dead issues #1-6. JUL180927

REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES NICODEMUS JOB #3 $3.99 Page 151
Brian Clevinger and Meredith McClaren
Ever wondered how to sneak a cart, a donkey, and five thieves into the Imperial Library of Constantinople to steal half a dozen heretical texts from the most secure vault of forbidden knowledge in the ancient world? Well, this is the comic for you! JUL180837

STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 4 SMUGGLERS BLUES $9.99
Cavan Scott & Various, Derek Charm, and Elsa Charretier
Set before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, join everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder on a daring new caper! Feared bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM are hot on the heels of the most notorious scoundrels in the galaxy, Han Solo and Chewbacca! To evade their pursuers, Han and Chewie will risk landing on a mysterious planet that somehow shuts down all electronics. With the Millenium Falcon unable to take off, how will the boys escape? Collects Star Wars Adventures issues #10 and #11, plus the 2018 Free Comic Book Day issue. Contains a multi-chapter story featuring characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story with Blu-ray in stores late summer early/fall.

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CROWDED #2 $3.99 Page 39
Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein,and Ted Brandt
The million-dollar Reapr goal on Charlie Ellison’s head keeps going up, drawing more unqualified and overarmed users to try to kill her and her bodyguard Vita, who’s desperately trying to keep her only client alive. When the sanctity of Vita’s home is invaded and they have to find a new safehouse, they’re dragged through some dark corners, and begin to uncover who started this campaign. JUL180188

CRUDE #6 $3.99 Page 52
Steve Orlando and Garry Brown
End of story arc. Piotr has fought his way across Blackstone to avenge his son’s death. Now he faces off against the biggest bastard of them all, and only one will walk away. JUL180190

ETERNAL EMPIRE TP VOL 2 $16.99
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
In the concluding arc of this fantasy epic, Tair and Rion use their fire power to try to take down the Empire, while the Eternal Empress plots to use the duo for her own devices. Can the two avoid her clutches, or will they be the weapon the Empress needs to finally control all of Saia? Collects issues #6-10 JUL180218

EVOLUTION #10 $3.99 Page 58
James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
Hannah witnesses the birth of a surprising new creature while Abe leaves a present for the authorities. JUL180223

FLAVOR #5 $3.99 Page 60
Joseph Keatinge and Wook Jin Clark
Xoo is betrayed by one of her own and the consequences lead to the biggest decision of her life. Meanwhile, Buster the Dog is a good boy. PLUS!: Every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, Ali Bouzari! JUL180229

INFIDEL TP $16.99
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, and José Villarrubia
Currently being adapted for film by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar and Tri-Star! A haunted house story for the 21st century, Infidel follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Bestselling editor Pornsak Pichetshote makes his comics writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire Aaron Campbell, award-winning colorist and editor Jose Villarrubia and letterer/designer Jeff Powell. Collects issues #1 – 5. JUL180148

MAGIC ORDER #4 $3.99 Page 67
Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel
Cordelia and Regan bargain with Madame Albany to preserve what’s left of The Magic Order, while she sets out to slaughter their brother Gabriel. Meanwhile The Horologium, a monster let loose from the fourth dimension, is shredding time and destroying human lives. JUL180259

MAN-EATERS #1 $3.99 Page 45
Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk
Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Chelsea Cain returns to comics with a new ongoing series! A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part The Handmaid’s Tale, Man-Eaters will have everyone talking. From the creative team behind the Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird! This September… the cat wants in. JUL180103 / Glitter cover $4.99 JUL180104

ME THE PEOPLE HC $14.99
Pia Guerra
New Yorker cartoonist and Y: The Last Man artist/co-creator Pia Guerra offers up a collection of her most recent editorial cartoons just in time for the 2018 midterm elections. Covering a wide array of topics-from the Trump administration’s unprecedented attacks on democracy and the GOP’s enabling of chaos to the fight against gun violence and corruption-Guerra’s widely shared cartoons are direct and to the point. JUL180131

MONSTRESS TP VOL 3 $16.99
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
A Hugo and British Fantasy Award-winning series-and current Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series, and Best Publication for Teens, with Marjorie Liu nominated for Best Writer and Sana Takeda nominated for Best Painter and Best Cover Artist! Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life is to make friends? Collects issues #13-18 JUL180261

MOONSTRUCK #9 $3.99
Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle
A cross-campus trip to meet with Blitheton State University’s mysteriously terrifying and terrifyingly mysterious dean turns sour when Selena and Julie have an unfortunate encounter. Will their relationship be able to bear the consequences? Will Julie ever let Selena read her Pleasant Mountain Sisters script? Will Chet get enough attention? The answer to the last question is “never,” but the other two are total mysteries! JUL180268

MOTOR CRUSH #12 $3.99
Brenden Fletcher & Various, and Cameron Stewart
New story arc. At long last, the truth of Domino’s origin is revealed, turning her world inside out. JUL180269

PAPER GIRLS #24 $3.99 Page 70
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chang
Trapped in a deadly future, can Mac find a cure for what will one day kill her? JUL180278

RAT QUEENS #11 $3.99 Page
Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
“The Infernal Path” part one. Still reeling from the revelation that Dee shattered and changed reality, the Rat Queens decide it’s time to put the carefree days of their past behind them. But, in a bizarre twist of fate, a nearly forgotten former member of the Rat Queens arrives on their doorstep. JUL180284

SAGA TP VOL 9 $14.99
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Get ready for the most shocking, most impactful Saga storyline yet, an action-packed adventure about fake news and genuine terror. Collects issues #49-54. JUL180297

SHANGHAI RED #4 $3.99 Page 77
Christopher Sebela and Josh Hixson
Red goes underground as the press gangs she’s been killing off are striking back, sending her through a city beneath the city of Portland-one full of gangs, drugs, crime, and secrets. As Red fights to stay alive in the dark and tightens her net around her final target, the waves she’s been making come crashing back on Liverpool Liz, her sister, and anyone close to her. JUL180314

SLEEPLESS #7 $3.99
Sarah Vaughn and Leila Del Duca
Nearly a year has passed, and much has changed for Poppy. But now she needs to make an important decision about her future without Cyrenic. JUL180320

STELLAR #4 $3.99 Page 79
Joseph Keatinge and Bret Blevins
A new world unbroken by science! And a new mission for Stellar that will turn her life upside down. JUL180328

UNNATURAL #3 $3.99 Page 80
Mirka Andolfo
Leslie’s date night goes spectacularly well-until it goes horribly wrong! Seriously, it gives “bad date” a new meaning. Meanwhile, Trish continues to look for answers. JUL180331

WALKING DEAD #183 $3.99 Page 81
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn
It’s chaos in the commonwealth and Michonne is without her sword. JUL180333

WICKED + DIVINE 1373 #1 $3.99
Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly
“The Transubstantiation of Lucifer” The final WicDiv historical special plunges into the shadow of life after the Black Death. Kieron Gillen gets back together with Three collaborator Ryan Kelly to tell the story of penitent nun Lucifer hearing the confession of penitent murderer Ananke. Yes, everyone will be sorry. JUL180395

MARVEL

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99
Saladin Ahmed and Garry Brown
Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume — one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently! But before he rejected the costume that went on to become Venom, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, take them out into the night! Now, for the first time, see just what the symbiote steered Peter into during these mysterious night time excursions! Saladin Ahmed  weaves an all new nightmare fairy tale, illustrated by the incomparable Garry Brown, in what is sure to be a dream book for any Spider-Man fan! JUL181035

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 $3.99
Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli
Spinning out of the events of Infinity Wars comes an epic space opera from veterans Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli! Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie – and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father’s mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials – its wielder unknown. The events of Infinity Wars set Nebula off on a quest to rule the galaxy – wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear – and it’s up to this team of gods, assassins, frogs and heroes to stop her. JUL180980

ASTONISHING X-MEN #15 $3.99 Page 73
Matthew Rosenberg and Greg Land
After the events of last issue, Havok and his team are on the run from the law. Plus, the Reavers’ secret mission is revealed! JUL181120

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #23 $3.99 Page 44
Peter David and Will Sliney
They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and in Ben Reilly’s case, that may be literal! For months, Ben’s attempts to cure a young girl’s rare illness have proved fruitless. That is, until a mysterious benefactor from the Diogenes Initiatve reaches out to him with the promise of salvation…for a price. Ben’s made his fair share of bad choices in the past, but will it matter if he makes this one for the right reasons? And more importantly, will that be enough to save his soul? JUL181054

BLACK PANTHER #4 $3.99 Page 57
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna
Rebellion among the rebels! When M’Baku rises to lead the Nameless, he’ll advocate for a new strategy in their war against the Empire — one that goes against everything T’Challa believes. But M’Baku’s plan could save lives. And without his mantle, what power does T’Challa have to fight for what he knows is right? JUL181088

CHAMPIONS #24 $3.99 Page 40
Jim Zub and Kevin Libranda
The Champions grapple with a foe that all the superheroes in the world cannot vanquish! JUL181027

DOCTOR APHRA #24 $3.99 Page 96
Simon Spurrier and Kev Walker
Oout of the fryin pan, into the heat death of a planet killing meteor strike! Swindling, backstabbing and even occasionally feeling bad about it, all of Aphra’s attempts to escape her prison-world have failed. But wait! Here comes an Imperial shuttle. Could this be salvation? [life support breathing sounds] JUL181155

DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #2 $4.99
Si Spurrier and Casper Wijngaard
Meet Winloss and Nokk, the galaxy’s foremost monster hunters! One’s a cyborg with a bad attitude, the other’s a cold-blooded reptile. They’re happily married. They’ve been hired by a mysterious contact to bag an ultra-deadly monster from the heart of an ancient temple. N.B.: For “mysterious contact” read Dr Aphra, who — and this will shock you — is definitely up to something. N.B.: For “happily married” read this is going to get messy! JUL181153

DOMINO #6 $3.99 Page 74
Gail Simone and David Baldeon
Project Armageddon wanted a Super-Soldier they could control… A weapon they could point… A trigger they could pull… Instead they got pure chaos. Neena Thurman’s past collides with the present and nothing will be the same again. Don’t miss the stunning conclusion of Killer Instinct! JUL181114

DOMINO ANNUAL #1 $4.99
Gail Simone, Fabian Nicieza, Dennis Hopeless, Leah Williams, Victor Ibanez, Juan Gedeon, Natacha Bustos and others
Tales too big for Domino’s best-selling solo series! Neena Thurman’s never worked alone… She keeps her friends close and her lovers closer! Finally revealed: the origin of Domino’s posse! Colossus and Domino rekindled? Cable takes a bath! Plus: Domino’s not the only mutant wearing her X-gene on her sleeve… don’t miss the first appearance of the RejeX! JUL181112

EXILES #8 $3.99 Page 88
Saladin Ahmed and Joe Quinones
The Watchers are back! And their all-seeing eyes are fixed firmly on the Exiles. Sure, the team’s time-traveling antics saved the Multiverse – but nobody messes with the timestream while these Watchers are on duty. Justice will be served – and you might be surprised who else appears to dish it out. JUL181139

EXILES TP VOL 1 $17.99
Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez
Don’t Blink – the Exiles are back! The fan-favorite teleporter from the Age of Apocalypse was once the lynchpin of an interdimensional team determined to save not just the world, but also the entire Multiverse. And now Blink’s talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins devouring the very fabric of reality, the Unseen – the man once known as Nick Fury, who can now only watch Earth from a lofty post on the Moon – recruits her as his champion to save all that is. But Blink can’t do it alone. She’ll need a team drawn from across the Marvel Multiverse to face the Time-Eater! Which surprising heroes will join the newest squad of Exiles – and can they ever go home again? Collecting Exiles (2018) #1-6. JUL181190

EXILES COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 1 $34.99
Judd Winick, Mike McKone, and Jim Calafiore
The original alternate-reality dimension-hoppers! Led by Blink, the fan-favorite character from the Age of Apocalypse, the Exiles were each plucked from different times and dimensions, brought together to fix the kinks in the chains of the Multiverse! Meet Nocturne, daughter of Nightcrawler and Scarlet Witch! Magnus, son of Magneto and Rogue! Thunderbird, transformed by Apocalypse into a powerhouse! Mimic, one of his planet’s greatest champions! And the shape-changing Morph! Together, they must travel from world to world, striving to put right the timelines – or risk seeing those realities blink out of existence! But not everyone will survive their first mission! Who will live to visit far-out places from a Skrull-conquered Earth to Mojoworld and take on threats including Phoenix, the Hulk, Sentinels and Galactus? And what uncanny versions of your favorite heroes will join the Exiles? Collecting EXILES (2001) #1-19. [This is a new printing.] JUL181203

ICEMAN #1 $3.99
Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman
Iceman is back! Which is good, because someone is hunting the Morlocks for sport. Now it’s up to Bobby Drake to prevent another potential Mutant Massacre. But who’s behind this horrific hunt? You won’t believe it if we tell you! Guest-starring Bishop! JUL180984

MARVEL KNIGHTS BLACK WIDOW $19.99 Page 103
Devin Grayson, Greg Rucka, J G Jones, Scott Hampton, and Igor Kordey
Natasha Romanoff has always led a life of adventure. A former Soviet spy, she defected to the West and became a super hero and Avenger. Natasha has earned a reputation as a consummate professional, coldly efficient and deadly as her namesake. But now, her time as Black Widow may be running out! Yelena Belova is the first student in the history of the Red Room to exceed Natasha’s skills – and now she’s gunning for the mantle she feels was stolen from her. And she’s determined to put Natasha in the grave! Prepare for a war of the Widows that will rage from the Middle East’s deserts to New York’s Upper West Side. And explore the history of the “pale little spider” in a never-before-collected tale! Collecting Black Widow (1999) #1-3, Black Widow (2001) #1-3 and Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #1-3. JUL181173

MARVEL RISING OMEGA #1 $4.99
Devin Grayson and Georges Duarte
The final installment. Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl and their friends are trapped in a world they did not create. And the one person who could free them…is trapped herself. Someone has been pulling Ember Quade’s strings, and even this burgeoning super villain knows when the game’s gone too far. But the last save point is long past and there’s one final boss ahead. It’s now or never: The heroes must rise. JUL181093

MARVEL RISING TP $9.99
Devin Grayson, Ryan North, G Willow Wilson, Marco Failla, Irene Strychalsko, and Ramon Bachs
Squirrel Girl meets Ms. Marvel – for the very first time! When Doreen Green volunteers as head counselor for an extracurricular computer-programming class, little does she know junior counselor Kamala Khan also moonlights as a crime fighting super hero! But this coding configuration is more than just ones and zeros when a mysterious new super villain shows her face! Ember Quade can bring video games to life – and that just raised the stakes to a whole new level! Can Doreen and Kamala save the day without blowing their secret identities? Join Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl – and a few special guests – as they learn what it truly takes to become the next generation of Marvel heroes! JUL181179

MOON KNIGHT #199 $3.99 Page 50
Max Bemis and Paul Davidson
Old gods in Brooklyn! At the end of his rope, Marc takes a much-needed excursion…with his oldest enemy! Brooklyn is awful nice this time of year. The nightmare-scape of Ra’s domain…not so much. Here be monsters. [Longtime Moon Knight (gay) cast member Frenchie Du Champ has been making appearances.] JUL181081

MS MARVEL #34 $3.99 Page 61
G Willow Wilson and Nico Leon
Bruno scrambles to find the root of Ms. Marvel’s powers going haywire. As the Shocker’s net closes around Jersey City! Can Ms. Marvel fight through her own fears to stop him? And what will affect will Bruno’s last-ditch effort have on the future?! [Wilson wrote a coming out story for cast member Zoe Zimmer.] JUL181101

MULTIPLE MAN #4 $3.99 Page 82
Matthew Rosenberg and Andy MacDonald
The secret history of Madrox! When you saw many footprints, that was Jamie Madrox… When you saw only one set of footprints, that was still Jamie, but he was carrying the entire Marvel Universe to safety! Find out how Multiple Man single-handedly saved the Marvel Universe – past, present and future! [Will Rosenberg use Jaime’s gay dupe in his story?] JUL181140

NEW MUTANTS TP DEAD SOULS $17.99
Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Gorham
They aren’t the X-Men-in-training anymore! The New Mutants are launching themselves headfirst into some of the creepiest corners of the Marvel Universe, going on the missions no one else will. But does they know what they’re really hunting for? The enigmatic Magik leads Wolfsbane, Rictor, Boom-Boom and Strong Guy into battle with paranormal threats that might just tear them apart! Braving an Arctic research base where everyone has mysteriously died! Helping a scared boy alone in the woods! Attempting to save a crashing plane…with the passengers trying to stop them! Breaking into Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum! And attending a funeral…for one of their own! All the while, the New Mutants wonder what their true mission is – and what they finally discover will shake them to their core! Collecting New Mutants Dead Souls #1-6. JUL181188

RUNAWAYS #13 $3.99 Page 60
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
That Was Yesterday starts here! After the world-shaking arc-end in #12, a lot has changed for your favorite super-teens. And a major villain from Runaways past is back in a way you won’t be able to predict! Plus! This issue has a variant cover by Ryan Sands, the actor who plays Geoffrey Wilder on the Marvel’s Runaways television series, now streaming on Hulu! JUL181091

RUNAWAYS VOL 2 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER $17.99
Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
The Runaways are a family again! But a family needs a guardian, and the only Runaway who’s got her life together is in middle school. And even for a kid like Molly who likes her classes, that can be fraught with peril. Meanwhile, there’s a new arrival as the gang welcomes Karolina’s girlfriend: Julie Power of Power Pack! Having an experienced adventurer around will be useful when one of the universe’s most fearsome villains invades the hostel! As Molly contemplates a supernatural deal that must have a monkey’s paw-esque downside, one of the team suffers a fate worse than death. Really! Karolina’s celebrity past catches up to her, Gert dabbles with her parents’ time-travel technology and you won’t believe what happens to Victor as your favorite super hero teen drama continues! Collecting Runaways (2017) #7-12. JUL181180

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #36 Page 58
Ryan North and Derek Charm
Comics have been famously described as “pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence,” but do you need words, too? Perhaps so, but also perhaps not?? In this special, standalone, all silent issue of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, she and Iron Man face off against a villain neither has seen before – who will render them quite literally speechless! It’s an action-packed adventure that anyone can read, filled with surprises, excitement, action and for once no words! This is what Ryan gets for jamming so many words into previous issues. JUL181099

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL HC VOL 4 $34.99
Ryan North, Nilah Magruder, Erica Henderson, Siya Oum, and others
Squirrel Girl goes savage! Savage Land, that is! Will Squirrel Girl fight a dinosaur? Probably! Plus, jokes and a super villain causing major problems — it’s the complete package! Then, go from jungle to outer space as Squirrel Girl and co. journey to the Forbidden Pla-nut! When Nancy and Tippy-Toe are transported to an alien world where all is not as it seems, Squirrel Girl must find a way to get to the other side of the universe to save them. This sounds like a job for the Sorcerer Supreme! No, not Doctor Strange — right now it’s…Loki?! Drax the Destroyer and the Silver Surfer come along for the ride as Doreen Green goes cosmic! Plus: Tippy-Toe meets Rocket Raccoon! Collecting USG (2015B) #22-31, and material from A Year of Marvels: The Unbeatables and Not Brand Echh #14. JUL181160

WAKANDA FOREVER TP $15.99
Nnedi Okorafor, Don McGregor, Priest, Reginald Hudlin, Alberto Alburquerque, Ray-Anthony Height, Oleg Okunev, Mike Perkins, Daniel Acuna, and Ken Lashley
The Dora Milaje are venturing out of Wakanda – and adventuring across the Marvel Universe! It’s Wakanda’s best warriors – Okoye, Ayo and Aneka – on a globe-trotting mission to protect the realm at any cost. When they discover a threat from their homeland causing trouble in New York, they’ll leap into action – with or without their king. And that brings them to Spider-Man’s friendly neighborhood! But former Dora Milaje member Nakia, A.K.A. Malice, has set a trap to lure the Black Panther into her obsessive clutches – beginning by taking out his one true love, Storm of the X-Men! And when T’Challa joins the fight, he brings a few mighty friends with him – and that means Okoye, Ayo and Aneka will assemble alongside the Avengers! Nnedi Okorafor is Hugo award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work, The New York Times praised Nnedi’s “stunning” imagination. Collecting Amazing Spider-Man Wakanda Forever, X-Men: Wakanda Forever and Avengers: Wakanda Forever and Black Panther annual #1. JUL181181

WEST COAST AVENGERS #2 $3.99 Page 24
Kelly Thompson and Stefano Caselli
You thought giant land sharks were bad? How about former West Coast Avenger Tigra transformed into an extremely grouchy, extremely enormous Woman?! But Tigra isn’t the half of it. Who’s the insanely handsome man behind the curtain pulling her strings? Hawkeye, Hawkeye, America Chavez, Fuse, Gwenpool and Kid Omega are here to uncover the mystery and save the city of Los Angeles from certain death (but not extreme property damage!) They may not be the heroes we need, but they’re certainly the ones we deserve! Strap in, folks! JUL181014

X-23 #4 $3.99 Page 75
Mariko Tamaki and Juan Cabal
It’s a sisters-vs.-sisters showdown as Laura must battle through the Cuckoos’ powerful mind projections to rescue Gabby — but why did the Cuckoos kidnap Gabby in the first place? And will Gabby be able to resist their psychic shackles, or will she turn against Laura too? JUL181137

X-MEN BLUE #35 & 36 $3.99
Cullen Bunn and Marcus To
Knowing that their time is limited, the original X-Men must face uncomfortable realities about their future. JUL181115

Are the young X-Men’s destinies set in stone? Are they only fighting the inevitable? Only their modern-day counterparts can answer that! JUL181116

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