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18 New & Upcoming Queer Comics We Love
We love queer comics and graphic novels!
This year there are more than ever, and we've got some of our favorites here for you.
Are you a superhero fan? We got you. Maybe you like YA? Or maybe romance? We got you too. Oh, you want nonfiction? Yeah, we got that. We've got all the queer comics and graphic novels you need to buy this year!
Alone in Space
Tillie Walden is one of the most celebrated cartoonists of her generation, and she's still in her early twenties. This book collects some of her short comics, sketches, and webcomics, including The End of Summer, I Love This Part, A City Inside, and What It's Like To Be Gay In An All-Girls Middle School.
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour
From writer Tee Franklin and artist Max Sarin comes this absolutely adorable-looking comic that follows Harley and Ivy after the end of the second season when they start a romantic relationship. This is a must-have. The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour will be avaible in print starting September 14.
Aquaman: The Becoming
Aquaman: The Becoming is a new series about queer Aqualad Jackson Hyde. Brandon Thomas and Diego Olortegui shine the spotlight on DC's newest Aqualad and give the hero his due. You can pick up this book September 21.
My Life In Transition
Julia Kaye's follow up to her critically-acclaimed autobio comics collection, Super Late Bloomer, continues to tell what happens beyond the days of early transition and coming out.
The Legend of Auntie Po
Shing Yin Khor brings to life the story of Auntie Po, a version of Paul Bunyan reimagined as an eldery Chinese matriarch in this story of a Chinese heroine at a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885, shortly after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act. It was released in June by Kokila (Penguin Random House).
Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1
Another anthology comic, this one from Marvel, features their all star queer heroes. Featuring stories by Kieron Gillen, Steve Orlando, Tini Howard, Kris Anka, and more, this book has everyone from Prodigy and Speed, Ice Man, Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean, to Northstar, Mystique, and Destiny.
I Am Not Starfire
Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani bring to life this tale of Starfire's queer, non-superhero daughter. Lovers of YA and coming-of-age stories shouldn't miss this comic.
Our Work Is Everywhere: An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance
Syan Rose created this stunning graphic non-fiction book, shining a light on queer and trans organizers, healers, teachers, and leaders. Using their own words, this book celebrates the people who help us be free to be ourselves.
Book One is out right now, and writer/artist Hannah Templer has started updating Book Two online (the comics go up online before being published in book form). This book is the ultimate lesbian sci-fi dream. It follows the queer crew of a spaceship, the princess that they "rescue," and their mission to overthrow a corrupt space empire.
The Girl From the Sea
Molly Knox Ostertag's latest graphic novel is a sweet coming-of-age tale of a closeted queer girl in a small Canadian town who meets a selkie who says she's her true love. This is one of the best books of the year.
Wendy Xu (Mooncakes) is releasing her first solo graphic novel this year, Tidesong. The book, coming out November 16, follows a young witch named Sophie who accidentally traps a water dragon named Lir on land without his memories. This book is perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli.
The Accursed Vampire
This delightfully spooky and funny graphic novel came out this past July from Madeline McGrane. Follow the adventures of Dragoslava, a vampire kid trying to overcome a curse from a witch.
TheDC Pride anthology features all of our favorite LGBTQ+ superheroes from throughout the DC Universe. It's got stories by queer writers and artists about Batwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, Midnighter, Aqualad, Jess Chambers, Dreamer, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and Green Lantern.
Lilah Sturges wrote this graphic novel about a trans girl who gets swept into a magical all-girl world before she transitions. She goes on a wild adventure, and finds out why she belongs there along the way.
Juliet Takes a Breath
Celia Moscote illustrated this graphic novel adaptation of Gabby Rivera's bestselling YA novel. This is a great coming-of-age story that touches on race, feminism, queerness, and what it means to be yourself.
The Magic Fish
Trung Le Nguyen brings to life this lush and vibrant story about a young boy named Tien as he comes out and tries to communicate with his Vietnamese parents.
Cheer Up! Love and Pom Poms
This is an absolutely adorable YA love story about a trans cheerleader and a girl who reluctantly joins the team. As the two girls get to know each other, romance starts to blossom. The book comes from Crystal Frasier and Val Wise.
The debut graphic novel form Lee Lai follows a queer couple, Bron and Ray, and Ray's six-year-old niece Nessie. The book looks beautiful, and dives into what it means to be vulnerable and emotionally intimate.