With barely a week left of summer reading, you’ve run out of heady books to show off at the beach. Well, now is the time to put down that Dostoyevsky we both know you’re not going to read and pick up something more colorful—by which we mean illustrated and gay. Here are 20 of our favorite new releases in the LGBTQ comics space. Stone Fruit by Lee Lai, Alone in Space by Tillie Walden, Our Work is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer & Trans Resistance by Syan Rose, Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour by Franklin Sarin Louise, The Girl From The Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag, Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith, The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel, My Life in Transition by Julia Kaye, Tidesong by Wendy Xu, Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger, I Am Not Starfire by Mariko Tamaki, MPLS Sound by Illidge, Tabu, and Laxton, The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor, Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden, Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani, Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise, and Oscar O. Jupiter, Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer, Girl Haven by Lilah Sturges, Meaghan Carter, and Joamette Gil, The Crossroads at Midnight by Abby Howard, and Aquaman: The Becoming by Brandon Thomas. Make sure to call your local comic shop and request a copy of your favorite!
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