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PREVIEWSworld Celebrates Pride Month

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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 PREVIEWSworld 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.

MARVEL COMICS
X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1
(W) Kieron Gillen, Yoon Ha Lee, Various (A) Various (CA) Jan Bazaldua
WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA!
Mystique and Destiny are one of the most beloved - and longest running - gay couples in history. Somewhere in their 100+ years together, the pair married, but we've never seen the event on the page. This year, Marvel's Voices: Pride makes history with Marvel's first woman-to-woman wedding! And with a couple as complex as these two, you know there's a lot more to the story. We promise party crashing! Villainy! Romance! In the classic tradition of Fantastic Four Annual #3 and X-Men #30, this anthology will be a must-read for every comics fan. Featuring the Marvel debuts of award-winning writers Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Gambit, Machineries of Empire) and M. Louis (Agents of the Realm), and much more talent to be announced!
Rated T+
In Shops: May 29, 2024
SRP: $9.99
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SEVEN SEAS ENT - AIRSHIP
MIMOSA CONFESSIONS SC NOVEL VOL 01
(W) Mei Hachimoku (CA) Kukka
A high school LGBT+ story of love and transformation-from the award-winning author of The Tunnel to Summer. Growing up in a dreary suburb, Sakuma has little to brighten his humdrum days aside from his best friend. The bright, talented, and attractive Ushio seems to have everything Sakuma lacks, and his good looks, academics, and athletic prowess make him popular with the girls at school. Past trauma-and an understandable inferiority complex-slowly drive the two apart, and by the time they enter high school, they hardly even speak anymore. Thus, Sakuma finds himself alone. Against all odds, he eventually gains a friend in Natsuki, the sweetest girl in class. The two hit it off gushing about their favorite novels, and he falls head over heels for her. But that very same night, he stumbles upon an unexpected sight while walking through a familiar park: his old friend Ushio, dressed in a full-blown schoolgirl's uniform and sobbing uncontrollably.
In Shops: Jun 05, 2024
SRP: $15.99
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ABRAMS COMICARTS - SURELY
MIMOSA GN (MR)
(W) Archie Bongiovanni (A) Archie Bongiovanni
Best friends and chosen family Chris, Elise, Jo, and Alex work hard to keep themselves afloat. Their regular brunches hold them together even as the rest of their lives threaten to fall apart. The crew decides to put on a new queer event called Grind-specifically for homos in their dirty thirties. Grind is a welcome distraction from their real problems: after a messy divorce, Chris adjusts to being a single parent while struggling to reconnect to their queer community. Elise is caught between feelings for her boss and the career of her dreams. Jo tries to navigate the murky boundaries of being a supportive friend and taking care of her own needs. And Alex is guarding a secret that might change his friendships forever. This chosen family proves that being messy doesn't always go away with age.
In Shops: Mar 08, 2023
SRP: $24.99
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ALOHA COMICS
LINK CLICK HC VOL 01 (OF 4) (MR)
(W) Li Haoling (A) LAN Studio, Haoliners Animation League
MANGA BASED ON THE POPULAR ANIME SERIES!

TRUE BROMANCE AND TIME TRAVEL!

HARDCOVER EDITION WITH A UNIQUE DESIGN!

Past or Future, let them be. Time Photo Studio is a small photography shop tucked in a quiet corner of a modern metropolis. This seemingly abandoned place is run by two friends Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang who use superpowers to enter photos to fulfil their clients' requests. But their time agent missions don't always go as planned...
In Shops: Apr 24, 2024
SRP: $19.99
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ALOHA COMICS
DAY OFF HC VOL 01 (OF 2) (MR)
(W) Qing Cai
BRAND NEW MANGA FROM CHINA! A COLLECTION OF TOUCHING BL-STORIES IN HARDBACK!

A light and sweet romance story of a resolute yet affectionate boss and his cute and light-hearted assistant. Love with its joys and hassles can turn even the boring office work into an exciting romantic adventure!
In Shops: Apr 24, 2024
SRP: $19.99
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A WAVE BLUE WORLD INC
BECOMING WHO WE ARE GN
(W) Sammy Lisel, Lilah Sturges (A) Cynthia Yuan Cheng, Kameron White, Various (A/CA) Hazel Reed Newlevant
In a collection of stories from across the spectrum of real-life experience, nine members of the trans community share their inspirational childhood stories. These are tales of questioning, affirming, transitioning, and growing up; courageous, gripping accounts from musicians, actors, teachers, scientists, forest rangers, and activists of how they overcame their unique challenges to become who they truly are.
In Shops: May 22, 2024
SRP: $16.99
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HUMANOIDS INC
SEOUL BEFORE SUNRISE GN (RES)
(W) Samir Dahmani (A/CA) Samir Dahmani
Longtime friends Seong-ji and Ji-won are excited to begin university in Seoul, swearing to stay close in the big city, but from the moment they arrive, they begin to drift apart.
In Shops: May 22, 2024
SRP: $24.99
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STREET NOISE BOOKS
GAYTHEIST GN (MR)
(W) Lonnie Mann (A) Ryan Gatts
Lonnie's Orthodox Jewish community has always been clear: it's not okay to be gay. Growing up in a devout family and going to school at a yeshiva, he's told by his parents, his teachers, and his friends that being gay is a sin and an abomination. But as he gets older, he realizes that he likes boys, and wonders what kind of life he will be able to live. As Lonnie expands his world beyond the yeshiva to theater camp, college classes, and movie nights, he sees that the life he wants isn't compatible with the life of his parents - and his whole religious community.
In Shops: Jan 24, 2024
SRP: $23.99
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BALZER + BRAY
OJJA WOJJA GN
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Jenn St-Onge
Welcome to Bolingbroke. It's a small town just like any other... or so eighth graders Val and Lanie think. They're the best of best friends-they love the same comics, they watch the same shows, and they're always there for each other. Which is important when you're queer, like Lanie, or on the spectrum, like Val, and just don't seem to fit in anywhere. When a school project about their hometown's supernatural history leads to a for-real ghost sighting, Val and Lanie realize Bolingbroke might not be as boring as they'd always thought. But after a run-in with the resident middle school queen bee, they decide to take things to the next level... and accidentally summon the Ojja-Wojja, a demonic presence connected to a slew of mysterious tragedies throughout Bolingbroke's sordid history. Now, with the whole town acting weird and nowhere left to turn, it's going to be up to Val, Lanie, and their small group of friends to return things to normal-if "normal" is even something they want to return to.
In Shops: Mar 15, 2023
SRP: $13.99
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FIRST SECOND BOOKS
ASHS CABIN GN
(W) Jen Wang (A/CA) Jen Wang
Ash has always felt alone. Adults ignore the climate crisis. Other kids Ash's age are more interested in popularity contests than in fighting for change. The only person who seemed to understand how desperate things were was Ash's grandpa, Edwin. Before he died, Edwin used to talk about building a secret cabin, off the grid in the California wilderness. And to Ash, that maybe-mythical cabin is starting to feel like the perfect place for a fresh start and an escape from the miserable feeling of alienation that haunts their daily life. But making the wilds your home isn't easy. And as much as Ash wants to be alone... can they really be happy alone? Can they survive alone? Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.
In Shops: Aug 14, 2024
SRP: $17.99
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ALOHA COMICS
SOMETHING IMPORTANT (ONE SHOT) (MR)
(W) Ereyz (A) Ereyz
A beautiful and touching manga by popular artist Ereyz. CEO Samuel Haynes is a smart, handsome and successful young man. He has everything many people can only dream about. The only missing piece in his perfect life puzzle is a good wife and a loving family. But there's still time. Or at least that's what he thinks until one day an accidental discovery of something about his subordinate radically alters his beliefs and his entire life.
In Shops: Apr 24, 2024
SRP: $7.99
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ALOHA COMICS
HERE U ARE HC VOL 01 (OF 3) (MR)
(W) DJUN (A) DJUN
Here U Are is a story of incredible chemistry between two very different characters. Li Huan is a college freshman, quick to push people away. Yu Yang's job is to help new students like him... But how can he approach such a gloomy giant?! As they gradually grow closer, the two of them will experience many things: good, bad, and sometimes even dangerous. Sophomore Yu Yang is a real treasure. He has a cheerful, easy-going, and emphatic personality. Seniors look up to him, and he knows how to stand up for himself. Freshman Lu Huan is moody and taciturn, haughty and, at times, outright rude. How will these two manage to get along, and where will it lead them?
In Shops: May 29, 2024
SRP: $19.99
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WALTER FOSTER
ART OF BOYFRIENDS SC
(W) refrainbow (A) refrainbow
Explore the heartwarming and hilarious world of WEBTOON Originals Boyfriends series through exclusive content, step-by-step drawing tutorials, and artistic guidance from its creator. Boy meets boy... meets boy... meets boy! The Boyfriends series is an LGBTQ+ webcomic about getting yourself a boyfriend...or multiple boyfriends! Laugh-out-loud funny and always charming, Boyfriends is filled to the brim with moments of pride, big and small. Learn to Draw Boyfriends. brings you closer to the heart of the story with behind-the-scenes content and gives you the tools to master the art of drawing the series' lovable characters.
In Shops: Apr 10, 2024
SRP: $19.99
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CLARION BOOKS
PROJECT NOUGHT GN
(W) Chelsey Furedi (A) Chelsey Furedi
For fans of Kiss Number 8 and On a Sunbeam, this debut graphic novel is a fast-paced time-travel adventure with a hint of romance that has garnered 1.5 million views as a Tapas webcomic. Ren Mittal's last memory in the year 1996 is getting on a bus to visit his mystery pen pal, Georgia. When he wakes up in 2122, he thinks he might be hallucinating... he's not! Tech conglomerate Chronotech sponsors a time-travel program to help students in 2122 learn what history was really like... from real-life subjects who've been transported into the future...and Ren is one of them. In 2122, Ren's life in the 1990s is practically ancient history-and Ren's not sure how to feel about that. On top of it all, he learns that his memory will be wiped of all things 2122 before he's sent back to the '90s. Adding to Ren's complicated feels, he's forming a crush on his student guide, Mars. And when he crosses paths with the absolute last person he expected to see in the future, he has a bigger problem on his hands: what if Chronotech isn't the benevolent organization they claim to be, and he and his fellow subjects are in great danger?
In Shops: Feb 22, 2023
SRP: $17.99
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MAVERICK -MAD CAVE STUDIOS
NAVIGATING WITH YOU GN
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Cassio Ribeiro
A charming POC-led WLW romance where two new friends hit the road in search of the missing volumes of their favorite manga.

Neesha Sparks is a disabled, vocal community activist with a passion for costume design. Gabby Graciana is an optimistic surfer - and, like Neesha, a new kid at school. When the two girls discover that they like the same manga series, Navigator Nozomi, they become more than just fellow new kids. But it was more than just having read the same book series--neither of them had finished it! Soon, they become new friends on a mission - to track down the remaining Navigator Nozomi books. This slice-of-life romance follows the two girls as they adventure across North Carolina to find each book, with their story intercut with the tales of Navigator Nozomi. Neesha and Gabby find more than just the books though-they find acceptance, friendship, understanding, and love.
In Shops: Aug 14, 2024
SRP: $14.99
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A WAVE BLUE WORLD INC
COLOR OF ALWAYS LGBTQIA LOVE ANTHOLOGY TP (MR)
(W) VARIOUS (A) Various (CA) Elisa Romboli
The flutter of first dates, the thrill of a text-back, the heart-stopping seconds before coming out, and the rush when finally discovering who you truly are - all of these life-changing moments across the full spectrum of LGBTQIA+ experience are ready to explore in this bright and inspiring comics anthology! The Color of Always is a collection of personal stories, testimonies, heirlooms, evocations, and evangelisms for queer creators and readers that celebrates feeling good about who you are, and coming into your own at last.
In Shops: May 24, 2023
SRP: $19.99
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LITTLE BROWN INK
UPSTAGED GN
(W) Robin Easter (A) Robin Easter
Ever since sixth grade, Ashton Price and their best friend and enduring crush, Ivy Santos, have spent their summers together at theater camp. Now it's their last year before they part ways for high school, and Ash is determined to end it on a high note! With Ash as stage manager and Ivy the lead in this year's musical, this summer's shaping up to be everything the two could have hoped for. Maybe Ash will even work up the courage to ask Ivy out! But between Ivy rehearsing long hours with her colead and Ash throwing themself into an ambitious stage production, will they end up drifting apart instead? As summer wanes and September looms, Ash and Ivy's friendship will change forever, one way or another.
In Shops: May 29, 2024
SRP: $12.99
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LITTLE BROWN & COMPANY
AY MIJA MY BILINGUAL SUMMER IN MEXICO GN
(W) Christine Suggs (A) Christine Suggs
Sixteen-year-old Christine takes their first solo trip to Mexico to spend a few weeks with their grandparents and t a. At first, Christine struggles to connect with family they don't yet share a language with. Soon Christine settles into life in Mexico, eating pan dulce, drawing what they see, and growing more comfortable with Spanish. But when Mom joins their trip, Christine's two worlds collide. They feel homesick for Texas, struggle against traditions, and miss being able to speak to their mom without translating. Eventually, through exploring the impacts of colonialism in both Mexico and themselves, they find their place in their family and start to feel comfortable with their mixed identity.
In Shops: Apr 05, 2023
SRP: $17.99
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PANTHEON BOOKS
IM SO GLAD WE HAD THIS TIME TOGETHER HC (MR)
(W) Maurice Vellekoop (A) Maurice Vellekoop
Meet little Maurice Vellekoop, the youngest of four children raised by Dutch immigrants in the 1970s in a blue-collar suburb of Toronto. Despite their working-class milieu, the Vellekoops are devoted to art, music, and film, and they instill a deep reverence for the arts in young Maurice-except for literature. He'd much rather watch Cher and Carol Burnett on TV than read a book. He also loves playing with his girlfriends' Barbie dolls and helping his Mum in her hair salon, which she runs out of the basement of their house. In short, he is really, really gay. Which is a huge problem, because the family is part of the Christian Reformed Church, a strict Calvinist sect. Needless to say, the church is intolerant of homosexuality. Though she loves her son deeply, Maurice's mother, Ann, cannot accept him, setting the course for a long estrangement. Vellekoop struggles through all of this until he graduates from high school and is accepted into the Ontario College of Art in the early 1980s. Here he finds a welcoming community of bohemians, including a brilliant, flamboyantly gay professor who encourages him to come out. But just as he's dipping his toes into the waters of gay sex and love, a series of romantic disasters, followed by a violent attack, sets him back severely. And then the shadow of the AIDS era descends. I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together is an enthralling portrait of what it means to be true to yourself, to learn to forgive, and to be an artist.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $35.00
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ALOHA COMICS
NIRVANA IN FIRE HC VOL 01 (OF 3) (MR)
(W) Haiyan (A) Chen Si
A feudal war rages in Ancient China. While the Emperor's sons are embroiled in a bitter rivalry for power, word spreads across the capital about the arrival of a man of extraordinary genius and a brilliant strategist Mei Changsu, adding fuel to the fire. The prophecy says that one who enlists his support will rule the world. But will Mei Changsu agree to be used as a pawn? Many years ago, the capital knew him under another name, and the reason why he returned has nothing to do with the whims of the powerful ones. He only seeks to clear the names of tens of thousands wrongly executed warriors. Willing to sacrifice his past affections and put his own life at stake, he is prepared to go to any length to achieve his goal, even to shake the foundations of the Empire.
In Shops: May 29, 2024
SRP: $19.99
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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: Dec 07, 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, Phillip 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
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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.

o Colored by Harry Saxon, lettered by Lucas Gattoni.

"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

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 reunite decades later at a church bingo hall-and what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.
This Jackpot Edition contains over FIFTY 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 CARA McGEE (Over The Garden Wall), and GAIL SIMONE (CROSSWIND) with illustrations from SARA ALFAGEEH 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

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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