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Comics to check out for Pride Month 2022

June 1st marks the official start to Pride Month, and if you’re looking to add some LGBTQ-friendly comics to your reading list, look no further. Whether you’re craving swashbuckling high-seas fantasy, multiverse-hopping romance, or slice-of-life comfort food, Image has you covered.

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AGE OF BRONZE by Eric Shanower

Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2004Now in full color for the first time! Multiple Eisner Award winner ERIC SHANOWER’s epic retelling of the Trojan War continues in brilliant tones from colorist JOHN DALLAIRE. High King Agamemnon faces an impossible choice. If he wants victory over Troy, he must sacrifice the life of his eldest daughter.


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A MAN AMONG YE by Stephanie Phillips & Craig Cermak

High adventure on the high seas in the waning days of piracy, when men were men, and the best pirates were…women? Writer STEPHANIE PHILLIPS (Butcher of Paris, Descendent) and artist CRAIG CERMAK (Red Team, Voltron) bring to life the tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read as they hoist the skull and crossbones, draw cutlasses, and seek a treasure that will make them legends. In an era where sailing with women was thought to be bad luck, Anne and Mary might just be the only women capable of saving the pirates’ way of life.


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A THING CALLED TRUTH by Iolanda Zanfardino & Elisa Romboli

A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip!

A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe.

Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life—at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance?


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BINGO LOVE by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge & Joy San

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 sixty pages of bonus material!


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BITCH PLANET by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro

Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) present the premiere volume of BITCH PLANET, their critically acclaimed and deliciously vicious sci-fi satire. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. Discussion guide included.


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BOLERO by Wyatt Kennedy & Luana Vecchio

A new series from two bright-eyed and bushy-tailed little scamps!

A woman running away from a broken heart discovers a mother-key into parallel universes. The rules are: The key can work on any door. The mother will only let you visit 53 universes. Do not ask to speak to the mother. Never hop more than 53 times.


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BURN THE ORPHANAGE by Sina Grace & Daniel Freedman

Collecting the critically acclaimed trilogy that kicks off a love letter to the games of yesteryear, BORN TO LOSE chronicles orphan Rock’s journey as he fights his way through the mean streets for revenge.


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COMMANDERS IN CRISIS by Steve Orlando & Davide Tinto

The last survivors of the Multiverse live among us under new, superheroic identities, five survivors of doomed worlds...taking a second chance to ensure our world lives on. A new twist on strange superhero comics, with a bleeding-edge eye on the modern moment, COMMANDERS IN CRISIS follows in the footsteps of Doom Patrol and Thunderbolts as five unexpected heroes come together to solve a murder unlike any other. The victim? Compassion itself…This is ideacide!


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CRUDE by Steve Orlando & Garry Brown

Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they’ve sent his son home to him in a body bag. Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more…

GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer STEVE ORLANDO (VIRGIL, Midnighter) and artist GARRY BROWN (BLACK ROAD) deliver an emotional, bone-shattering account of murder, masculinity, and mayhem.


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GETTING IT TOGETHER by Sina Grace, Omar Spahi & Jenny D. Fine

Newcomer artist JENNY D. FINE shines alongside Marvel Comics’ Iceman writer SINA GRACE and co-creator OMAR SPAHI in the all-new modern dramedy you didn’t know you needed! Sam and Jack are best friends, and Sam is dating Lauren, Jack’s indie rocker sister and roommate. Tensions skyrocket when Sam and Lauren decide to open up their long-term relationship, sending social shockwaves through their friend group and the entire Bay Area, leaving poor Jack caught in the middle! Life gets pretty messy when you’re in your 20s and your friends are your family. Includes back-up stories and never-before-seen bonus content!


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THE MATADOR by Devin Grayson & Brian Stelfreeze

Writer DEVIN GRAYSON (Nightwing) and artist BRIAN STELFREEZE (Black Panther) bring you an explosive story pitting Lt. Isabel Cardona against a deadly serial killer! Dismissed as a quota minority hire by her colleagues, Cuban-born and Florida-bred Detective Isabel Cardona makes no friends on the Miami force by insisting that a series of seemingly unrelated murder cases lead to an urban-legend killer known only as “The Matador.” Proving his existence soon becomes the only way to prove her sanity—but how close to the dangerous Matador will Cardona have to get to make that happen?


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MOONSTRUCK by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle

Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it's up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it's too late. The first chapter of the brand-new, all-ages, magical, coffee-laden adventure from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE.


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NOMEN OMEN by Marco B. Bucci & Jacopo Camagni

No matter how fast you run, sooner or later your past will catch up with you. Becky Kumar is a daughter of three mothers and a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and an ancient realm of otherworldly truths. From writer and RPG creator MARCO B. BUCCI (Magna Veritas, Memento Mori) and artist JACOPO CAMAGNI (X-Men Blue, Deadpool the Duck, Strikeforce) comes the tale of witchcraft and secrets that rewrites the rules of urban fantasy.


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NOT MY BAG by Sina Grace

From the artist of THE LI'L DEPRESSED BOY and AMBER BENSON'S AMONG THE GHOSTS, comes a retail hell story like you've never encountered before! A young artist takes a job at a department store in order to make ends meet... little does he know that he may meet his end! In this gothic story for fans of PERSEPOLIS, BLANKETS, and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can the artist withstand competitive pressure, treachery, and high fashion while still keeping his soul?


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THE PERVERT by Michelle Perez & Remy Boydell

A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle. With excerpts published in the Eisner-nominated anthology ISLAND, the full-color volume, drawn and painted by REMY BOYDELL, is an unflinching debut graphic novel. Written by MICHELLE PEREZ.


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JOE HILL'S RAIN by David M. Booher & Zoe Thorogood

On a seemingly normal August day in Boulder, Colorado, the skies are clear, and Honeysuckle Speck couldn’t be happier. She’s finally moving in with her girlfriend Yolanda. But their world is literally torn apart when dark clouds roll in and release a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. RAIN makes vivid this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads across the country and around the world, threatening everything young lovers Honeysuckle and Yolanda hold dear.


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ROCKSTAR & SOFTBOY by Sina Grace

SINA GRACE returns to writing and drawing for the first time in five years to deliver a frenzied story about two best friends and their antics in Hollyweird, California!

Rockstar plans the greatest house party ever as a means of lifting roommate Softboy’s spirits, but things take a gnarly turn when the dreaded PARTY ANIMAL shows up to make a mess of things…and dredge up long-held secrets between two BFFs who were supposed to share everything!


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SELF-OBSESSED by Sina Grace

Cartoonist SINA GRACE returns to his roots with his most personal and intimate work since the 2012 charmer NOT MY BAG.


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SEX CRIMINALS by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!


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SFSX by Tina Horn, Michael Dowling, Alejandra Gutiérrez, Rye Hickman & G. Romero-Johnson

From notorious kink writer TINA HORN and featuring a diverse group of artists comes SFSX (SAFE SEX), a social thriller about sex, love, and torture. It’s SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead, Hustlers with a SUNSTONE twist.In a draconian America where sexuality is strictly bureaucratized and policed, a group of queer sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique talents for bondage and seduction, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their incarcerated friends, and fight the power!


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SINS OF THE BLACK FLAMINGO by Andrew Wheeler, Travis Moore & Tamra Bonvillain

OCCULT NOIR. MIAMI SLEAZE. Sebastian Harlow is the Black Flamingo, a flamboyant and narcissistic thief who gets his kicks stealing mystic artifacts from the wealthy and corrupt of Miami’s occult underground. When his latest job leads him to his biggest score so far, the hedonistic outlaw discovers something he wasn’t looking for—something to believe in.


In stores June 29th!


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SUNSTONE by Stjepan Sejic

Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: “I’m not into BDSM...but this story...I get it.”


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USER by Devin Grayson, John Bolton & Sean Phillips

Originally published as a groundbreaking three-part Vertigo miniseries, DEVIN GRAYSON’s USER explores sexual identity and online role-playing in the text-based MUDs of the nineties. Featuring breathtaking art by SEAN PHILLIPS and JOHN BOLTON, USER—which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for its authentic portrayal of gender fluidity—is as relevant and powerful today as it was when first created.


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VIRGIL by Steve Orlando & JD Faith

Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica for revenge!


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THE WHITE TREES by Chip Zdarsky & Kris Anka

Acclaimed Daredevil writer CHIP ZDARSKY teams up with superstar Runaways artists KRIS ANKA and MATT WILSON for this spectacular OVERSIZED TWO-ISSUE MINISERIES! In the fantastical world of Blacksand, peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon. Can they put aside their memories of the war—and each other—for one last adventure?


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THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

KIERON GILLEN, JAMIE McKELVIE, and MATTHEW WILSON return with an Eisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Revel in the opulence of this oversized hardback! Revel in it!


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