Hard to Swallow by: Dave Davenport, Justin Hall, BiL Sherman, Steve MacIsaac, Drub, Brad Rader, Jon Macy, Victor Hodge, William O. Tyler, Julian Cardozo, $14.99 – $39.99Select options
Hard to Swallow Comics was launched with a simple premise: that erotic comics should be great stories as well as being sexy. The series ran from 2006 to 2009 and featured everything from werewolves and skater ghosts to pirates and porn stars. Now the whole series—plus a whole issue’s worth of new material—has been collected into one deluxe volume!
Rated 3.00 out of 5RISE: Comics Against Bullying #1 by: Joey Esposito, Kristopher White, Erica Schultz, Adam Pruett, Marc Guggenheim, Howard Chaykin, Jeremy Thomas, Boy “Boykoesh” Akkerman, Adam P. Knave, Chris Haley, Paul Castiglia, Chris Allan, Spencer Perry, Jody Houser, Jean Kang, Benjamin Bailey, Ryan Cody, Brad Bell, George Zapata, Jon Carroll, Dawn Griffin, Chris Roberson, Dennis Culver, $2.99 – $4.99Select options
We all have a place where we belong. Featuring all-new stories from Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole), Jed Dougherty (World’s Finest), and many more! Proceeds benefit organizations including GLAAD, Prism Comics, and Stand For The Silent.
Shirtlifter #5 by: Steve MacIsaac, Jon Macy, Eric Kostiuk Williams, $4.99 – $14.95Select options
This issue, the first in four years, concludes Steve MacIsaac’s “Unpacking” graphic novel. Starting in Shirtlifter #3, “Unpacking” follows Matt, a gay graphic designer living in Vancouver. Newly-single after the sudden dissolution of an eight-year relationship, Matt is living in a new apartment he can’t seem to quite move into, and is wary of becoming involved with anyone ever again. His commitment to remaining single is challenged when he begins spending time with Connor, an Australian-ex pat who identifies as straight, is married to a woman, and seems to be the only person capable of cutting through Matt’s defenses. Also features new stories from Jon Macy and Eric Kostiuk Williams.
Shirtlifter #3 by: Steve MacIsaac, Justin Hall, Fuzzbelly, $4.99 – $10.95Select options
Shirtlifter is a series of queer-themed short fiction comics from STICKY artist Steve MacIsaac. The third issue of this award-winning series collects the first three chapters of MacIsaac’s online serial “Unpacking”, about the development of a relationship between a commitment-phobic graphic designer and a corporate executive who isn’t quite everything he seems. This third volume also features contributions from Justin Hall (Hard to Swallow) and a new cartoonist named Fuzzbelly. Hall’s contribution is an excerpt from his upcoming graphic novel The Liar, while Fuzzbelly’s is an autobiographical rumination on eroticism.
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