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REPRESENTATION MATTERS.

Every June, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities recognize Pride Month in memory of the victims of the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. This annual celebration hails LGBTQ+ civil rights victories, commemorates sacrifices made by LGBTQ+ members and their allies, and acknowledges the distances yet ahead for global equality for all persons under law.

Retailers and readers of all stripes may recognize Pride Month for the proliferation of Pride parades across the globe, which invite all attendees to come as they are and to feel a joyful sense of belonging.

It is in this same spirit of welcoming togetherness that PREVIEWS is proud to highlight a wide array of comics stories both about and from our siblings in the LGBTQ+ communities, available to order now at your local comic shop.

ABLAZE
RED LIGHTNING HC (MR)
(W) Marco B. Bucci (A/CA) Riccardo Atzeni
It is the morning of January 10, 2016, and thirty-year-old Samuel is ready to leave the house and live another day of his ordinary existence. As soon as he arrives on the street, he learns about David Bowie's death. The news strikes him so hard that he is stunned, and his are not moments of bewilderment, but hours, days, years, and centuries...he finds himself catapulted across space and time.
He awakens hundreds of thousands of years later, in a society of the future-in the year 200016-not so different from his own, although he is surrounded by people dressed as dinosaurs, integrated biological technologies, and there is a global well-being. Is it perhaps the utopia of the future? Samuel will have to try to find out and find his own dimension in the process, without losing himself.
Red Lightning is a touching tribute to David Bowie. Six years after Bowie's death, Marco B. Bucci redefines science fiction with a graphic novel masterfully illustrated by the talented Riccardo Atzeni. Long live the White Duke!
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $24.99
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ABRAMS COMICARTS - SURELY
FLUNG OUT OF SPACE GN (MR)
(W) Grace Ellis (A) Hannah Templer, Joan Schenkar
Flung Out of Space is both a love letter to the essential lesbian novel, The Price of Salt, and an examination of its notorious author, Patricia Highsmith. Veteran comics creators Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer have teamed up to tell this story through Highsmith's eyes, reimagining the events that inspired her to write the story that would become a foundational piece of queer literature. Flung Out of Space opens with Pat begrudgingly writing low-brow comics. A drinker, a smoker, and a hater of life, Pat knows she can do better. Her brain churns with images of the great novel she could and should be writing - what will eventually be Strangers on a Train.
In Shops: Apr 20, 2022
SRP: $24.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
KILL A MAN OGN (RES)
(W) Steve Orlando, Philip Kennedy Johnson (A/CA) Alec Morgan
As a child, James Bellyi watched his father die in the ring as payback for slurs thrown at the other fighter. Today, he's a Mixed Martial Arts star at the top of his game, and one of the most popular fighters in the world...until he's outed as gay in his title shot press con-ference.

Abandoned overnight by his training camp, his endorsements, his fans and his sport, to
regain his title shot Bellyi is forced to turn to the last person he ever wants to see again: Xavier Mayne, a gay, once-great fighter in his own right...and the man James once watched kill his father.

A singular achievement from writers Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, DEAD KINGS) and Phillip K. Johnson (Aquaman, Adventure Time, The Last Time) with art from Alec Morgan (Midnighter, Daredevil, Battlestar Galactica).
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $17.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
RAINBOW BRIDGE GN
(W) Steve Orlando, Steve Foxe (A/CA) Valentina Brancati
What if you got one last adventure with your best friend?

Andy and Rocket grew up together, with Rocket serving as Andy's guardian through every one of childhood's ups and downs. So, when Rocket passes away right before Andy's 14th birthday, he's rudderless. He can't imagine making the transition to high school without Rocket at his side. The day before school starts, when Andy is at his lowest, he visits Rocket's grave and unexpect-edly summons the RAINBOW BRIDGE, a gateway to a fantasy world where pets discover their afterlife. But there's a dark shadow to this paradise, and without Andy's help, Rocket's eternity may be grim...

The first graphic novel from AfterShock's new YA imprint, Seismic Press, RAINBOW BRIDGE was con-ceived and written by Steve Orlando (PROJECT PATRON, KILL A MAN, Midnighter) and Steve Foxe (Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Grumpy Cat) with art by Valentina Brancati (Les Ravencroft, Ghost Writer).  Published in the category standard size of 6.5" x 9.5", this 120-page OGN will resonate with anyone who has ever had to say goodbye to a beloved pet - or who has greeted growing up with nervousness and anxiety.
In Shops: Aug 11, 2021
SRP: $16.99
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BLACK PANEL PRESS
QUEER IN ASIA GN (MR)
(W) Seven (A/CA) Seven
Who is Tian Fushi? A misunderstood manga artist, a depraved citizen of Chinese pornography, a young gay man gone astray in an ultraviolent world, a lost boy out of Peter Pan's Neverland? How will he put the fragments of himself together and discover who he really is? Queer: differing in some way from what is usual or normal; this is definitely the case with this graphic novel. A portrait of a Chinese youth in search of love and meaning. An intimate and striking modern quest for identity.
In Shops: Sep 22, 2021
SRP: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #266

BOOM! STUDIOS
HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW ED
(W) James TynionIV, Tate Brombal (A) Chris Shehan (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera
ONE OF THE BIGGEST SERIES OF 2021 COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME, EXCLUSIVELY FOR COMIC SHOPS!
Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.
You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica's handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.
Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.
Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal (Barbalien), with art by rising star Chris Shehan (The Autumnal) and co-creator Werther Dell'Edera (Razorblades) collected exclusively for comic book shops and limited to its first printing.
In Shops: Apr 13, 2022
SRP: $14.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
KILLER QUEENS TP
(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Claudia Balboni
They put the SASS in ASSASSIN!
  
Meet Max & Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins-for-hire. On the run. Also super gay. Their former boss-a fluffy monkey with a jetpack-is hot on their tail to take back his stolen ship. They gotta eat (tacos preferably), so they take a mission from Alex's old flame. Your standard no-kill, casualty-free kidnapping recovery from a nearby moon. Only complication? Half the moon is ruled by a fascist dictator hostile to foreigners. They're the Killer Queens, so what could possibly go wrong?
  
Pretty much everything.

o Collects the four-issue miniseries.

"It is a testament to progress in regards to where we are now in light of how far we have come." -GWW
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $19.99
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DYNAMITE
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS ROAD WARRIOR TP
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Olympia Sweetman, Vasco Georgiev, Jordi Perez, Erica D'Urso (CA) David Mack
In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Shuri, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and artists OLYMPIA SWEETMAN, VASCO GEORGIEV, JORDI PEREZ, AND ERICA D'URSO throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $19.99
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FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
NO STRAIGHT LINES QUEER COMICS TP
(W) Howard Cruse (A) Trina Robbins
COLECTS THE WORLD 'S GREATEST LGBT COMICS UNDER ONE COVER .
No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, and Ralf KÖnig (one of Europe's most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have dabbled in LGBT cartooning, like legendary NYC artist David Wojnarowicz and media darling and advice columnist Dan Savage. No Straight Lines also spotlights many talented creators who never made it out of the queer comics ghetto, but produced amazing work that deserves wider attention.
Queer cartooning encompasses some of the best and most interesting comics of the last four decades, with creators tackling complex issues of identity and a changing society with intelligence, humor, and imagination. This book celebrates this vibrant artistic underground by gathering together a collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all.
Until recently, queer cartooning existed in a parallel universe to the rest of comics, appearing only in gay newspapers and gay bookstores and not in comic book stores, mainstream bookstores or newspapers. The insular nature of the world of queer cartooning, however, created a fascinating artistic scene. LGBT comics have been an uncensored, internal conversation within the queer community, and thus provide a unique window into the hopes, fears, and fantasies of queer people for the last four decades.
These comics have forged their aesthetics from the influences of underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers. They have analyzed their own communities, and their relationship with the broader society. They are smart, funny, and profound. No Straight Lines has been heralded by people interested in comics history, and people invested in LGBT culture will embrace it as a unique and invaluable collection.
In Shops: Jul 31, 2013
SRP: $35.00
PREVIEWS Page #308

G P PUTNAMS SONS BOOKS FOR YOU
COVEN GN
(W) Jennifer Dugan (A/CA) Kit Seaton
Emsy has always lived in sunny California, and she'd much rather spend her days surfing with her friends or hanging out with her girlfriend than honing her powers as a fire elemental. But when members of her family's coven back east are murdered under mysterious circumstances that can only be the result of powerful witchcraft, her family must suddenly return to dreary upstate New York. There, Emsy will have to master her neglected craft in order to find the killer... before her family becomes their next target.
In Shops: Sep 07, 2022
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #306

GRAPHIC MUNDI - PSU PRESS
TAKING TURNS STORIES FROM HIV AIDS CARE UNIT 371 GN
(W) MK Czerwiec (A) MK Czerwiec
In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. A shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients, Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people who cared for them. This graphic novel It depicts life and death in the ward, the ways the unit affected and informed those who passed through it, and how many look back on their time there today.
In Shops: Nov 03, 2021
SRP: $24.95

IMAGE COMICS
BINGO LOVE TP VOL 01 JACKPOT EDITION
(W) Tee Franklin, Katie Cook, Marguerite Bennett, Shawn Pryor, Alyssa Cole, Amanda Deibert, Gail Simone (A) Jenn St-Onge, Katie Cook, Beverly Johnson, Shae Beagle, Cat Staggs, Margaux Saltel (A/CA) Paulina Ganucheau
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

This Jackpot Edition contains over SIXTY PAGES of bonus material, including the talents of MARGUERITE BENNETT (Batwoman) and newcomer BEVERLY JOHNSON, SHAWN PRYOR (Cash and Carrie) and PAULINA GANUCHEAU (Zodiac Starforce), award-winning historical romance author ALYSSA COLE's comics writing debut with SHAE BEAGLE (MOONSTRUCK), GAIL SIMONE (CROSSWIND) and MARGAUX SALTEL (Superfreaks), and AMANDA DEIBERT (Wonder Woman '77) and CAT STAGGS (CROSSWIND), with illustrations from MEGAN HUTCHINSON (ROCKSTARS) and ARIELA KRISTANTINA (InSeXts). Plus a sneak peek of BINGO LOVE, VOL. 2: DEAR DIARY, with an afterword from GABBY RIVERA (America).
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #62

ONI PRESS INC.
QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO QUEER & TRANS IDENTITIES
(W) Mady G, J.R. Zuckerberg (A) Mady G, J.R. Zuckerberg
In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics
like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #322

NBM
LEONARDO DA VINCI & RENAISSANCE OF WORLD HC GN
(W) Marwan Kahil (A) Ariel Vittori
One of the greatest artists of all time, as well as a genius inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci was arrestingly tall and handsome. This comics biography shows the process of his work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man, and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career. A turbulent story on an exceptional man. Complemented with back matter on his chronology, a list of his works, and more.
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #334

TOKYOPOP
HYPERVENTILATION GN VOL 00 (MR)
Myongi and Sunho haven't seen each other since they were 18 years old. Now 27, they run into one another at a high school reunion, and the romantic feelings they had for one another come rushing to the surface. But are they the same people now that they were back then?
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $15.99
PREVIEWS Page #470

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
LIVEWIRE TP VOL 01 FUGITIVE
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Raul Allen, Patricia Martin (CA) Adam Pollina
For the first time, Livewire takes center stage!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable superpowered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout, causing untold devastation. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be... or will she beon one at all? Collecting Livewire #1-4.
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #384

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