Shirtlifter #5 by: Steve MacIsaac, Jon Macy, Eric Kostiuk Williams, $4.99 – $14.95
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.
Three #2 by: Rob Kirby, Craig Bostick, David Kelly, Jennifer Camper, Jon Macy, Michael Fahy, Sina Sparrow, $2.99
Created and edited by Robert Kirby, Three is an all-color queer comics anthology series featuring 3 new stories by 3 different creators or groups of creators per issue. This second “all-duos” issue features comic collaborations by Britain’s Sina Evil and Jon Macy, author of the Lambda Award-nominated Teleny and Camille; alt-comics vets Jennifer Camper teamed with cover artist Michael Fahy; and “Go-Go Girl” creator Craig Bostick with the author of Rainy Day Recess, David Kelly.
Absolute Power: Tales of Queer Villainy! by: Erica Friedman, Agnes Czaja, Audrey Chase, JD Glass, Jude McLaughlin, Claire Monserrat Jackson, Mari Kurisato, A. Merc Rustad, Emily Singer, Susan Smith, Tristan J. Tarwater, Leia Weathington, Barbara Ann Wright, Missouri Vaun, $3.99 – $9.99
So what is evil? What makes a person a “villain?” Is it intent to harm…or is it something deeper than that?
Each one of the thirteen authors in this amazing collection has taken a completely different approach to answering this question. They have gone above and beyond expressing the idea of evil and supervillainy. They get to the bottom of why villains are the way they are, and what they hope to gain from it. These are dangerous women wielding Absolute Power… and they’ll be glad to let you know exactly why you should fear them.
Cover by Agnes Czaja, introduction by lesbian comics tastemaker Erica Friedman.
Young Bottoms in Love by: Abby Denson, Adam Dekraker, Adam Leveille, Andy Swist, Ariel Guzman, Bill Roundy, Craig Bostick, Dave Ortega, Dave Roman, David Kelly, Decker, Fábian Álvarez López, François Peneaud, Frank Muse, Gregory Lockard, Howard Cruse, J. Brett Hopkins, Jack Lawrence, Jay Laird, Jeff Krell, Jen Van Meter, Jim Gladstone, Jr., Justin Hall, Kyle Cummings, Martin Schneebalg, Melody Nadia Shickley, Michael J. DiMotta, Monica Gallagher, Nate and Mike K., Noel Miciano, Paige Braddock, Phil Good, Rachel Millar, Randall Kirby, Richard Ruane, Rob Kirby, Roger Zanni, Stephen Sadowski, Steven Walters, Ted Manning, Theo Bain, Tim Fish, Tim Piotrowski, William O. Tyler, $9.99
Young Bottoms in Love compiles a sampling of the acclaimed webcomic anthology and includes more than 40 creators, from award-winning comics professionals to top amateur talent.
Proceeds from the sale of this digital book benefit Prism Comics, a nonprofit organization supporting LGBT comics, creators and readers.
“Amazing! I love Young Bottoms in Love.” — Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Are You My Mother)
Rated 3.00 out of 5RISE: Comics Against Bullying #2 by: Joey Esposito, Kristopher White, Erica Schultz, Adam Pruett, Marc Andreyko, Sina Grace, Christian Beranek, Brandon Barrows, Josh Southall, Tio Lavranos, Vasilis K. Pozios, MD, Marguerite Sauvage, Scott Larson, John Gomes, Elizabeth Amber Love, Carolyn Belefski, David Seltzer, $2.99 – $4.99
Stand up against bullying! Featuring all-new comics from Marc Andreyko (Batwoman), Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy), Vasilis Pozios, Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman), Kristopher White (Father Robot), and MANY more! Proceeds benefit organizations including GLAAD, Prism Comics, and Stand For The Silent.