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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: LGBTQ+

There seemed to be a bit more of a drought of queer material in this past catalog than usual but here are some interesting looking projects worth checking out.

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.



(W) Dave Ebersole (A) Delia Gable, Vinnie Rico, Sean Von Gorman (CA) Tana Ford

1940, Los Angeles. A disgraced private eye with a bad-boy boyfriend. A femme fatale in search of an ancient artifact. A supernatural horror lurking, growing... waiting for the time to strike! The reimagined noir adventure, complete in one volume, with 40 pages of new stories and an introduction by Steve Orlando.


Why this caught my eye:

Northwest Press is a great publisher in Seattle that focuses on celebrating the LGBT comics community, so check them out and throw some support their way. You can also find some preview pages for Dash there, and can check out more by Dave Ebersole here. And hey, any 1940's noir story with a supernatural twist is always worth checking out.



From veteran shoujo manga artist Marimo Ragawa and BL light novelist Narise Konohara comes a strange and sexy tale! When a vampire from Nebraska named Al gets frozen in bat form, he winds up in Japan under the care of a dark and mysterious man covered in a bloody scent!


Why this caught my eye:

Listen, I'll be honest and admit that the main mental image that came to mind when I read "Gets frozen in bat form" was of a bat in an ice block doing its best imitation of Steve Rogers, and that's probably not what happens. Still, now I really want to know. I can't even say for sure this is queer, but considering one of the creators is a Boys Love novelist I just have to say that if this isn't about a gay vampire from Nebraska who gets turned into a sexy popsicle then what even is the point?



(W) Takako Shimura (A) Takako Shimura

From the critically acclaimed creator of Wandering Son, a heart-tugging manga about two busy women who think they've figured out the whole adulting thing... until they fall in love with each other. Ayano, an elementary school teacher in her thirties, stops by a bar one day and meets another woman named Shuri. Sparks fly as the two chat, and before the night is over, Ayano even goes in for a kiss. Shuri is intrigued but confused... especially when she discovers that Ayano has a husband! Both Ayano and Shuri are about to find out that love doesn't get any easier, even as you grow older.


Why this caught my eye:

We had a pretty decent fanbase for Shimura's Wandering Son at the Comics Dungeon, so it's definitely worth putting a spotlight on this new series. Shimura's expressive line work and focus on character development should make this a very engaging book.



(W) S. W. Searle (A) S. W. Searle

Sensual, sweet, and beautifully illustrated, Patience & Esther is a steamy period romance and an inspirational erotic journey across the epic sweep of history, from the end of a gilded age to the start of an uncharted future.


Why this caught my eye:

I really enjoy Searle's art and this looks to be a very heartwarming and sweet romance story, which we could all use more of these days.


That's it for this batch, ideally the next catalog will have waaaay more LGBTQ_ material to highlight.

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