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20 Queer Comics We Can't Wait To Read In 2023

Updated: Jan 8

As we enter 2023 we're taking a look at some of the best queer graphic novels being released next year. From sweet coming-of-age highschool romances to gay superheroes and trans slice-of-life comics, here are 20 of our most anticipated LGBT graphic novels, comics, and manga coming in 2023.

Please note: some release dates may be pushed back to later dates.

Belle of the Ball - Mari Costa

28 April 2023 - First Second

LGBTQ+ Rep: Queer Women


A young adult graphic novel about high school wallflower Belle Hawkins, who ends up in a love triangle after tutoring the girlfriend of her crush.

High-school senior and notorious wallflower Hawkins finally works up the courage to remove her mascot mask and ask out her longtime crush: Regina Moreno, head cheerleader, academic overachiever, and all-around popular girl. There’s only one teensy little problem: Regina is already dating Chloe Kitagawa, athletic all-star… and middling English student. Regina sees a perfectly self-serving opportunity here and asks the smitten Hawkins to tutor Chloe free of charge, knowing Hawkins will do anything to get closer to her.

Project Nought - Chelsey Furedi

16 March 2023 - Clarion Books

LGBTQ+ Rep: Queer Men, Queer Women


Ren Mittal's last memory in the year 1996 is getting on a bus to visit his mystery pen pal, Georgia. When he wakes up in 2122, he thinks he might be hallucinating... he's not!

Tech conglomerate Chronotech sponsors a time-travel program to help students in 2122 learn what history was really like... from real-life subjects who've been transported into the future...and Ren is one of them. but what if Chronotech isn't the benevolent organization they claim to be, and he and his fellow subjects are in great danger? Project Nought is a fast-paced time-travel adventure with a hint of romance, perfect for fans of Kiss Number 8 and On a Sunbeam

Under Kingdom - Christof Bogacs

30 March 2023 - Dark Horse Comics

LGBTQ+ Rep: Queer Men


School can be hard, and making friends can be even harder. Taking your mother’s place as the guardian of a secret subterranean kingdom of monsters just might be impossible!

After the sudden disappearance of his mom, high school freshman, Shay, is thrust into a secret world of monsters that exists underneath his small West-Virginian town. With the help of his shapeshifting aunt Sa’Belle, he must search for his mother while doing what he can to safeguard the citizens of the ‘Under Kingdom’ and try to maintain his normal high school life.

US - Sara Soler

13 June 2023 - Dark Horse Comics

LGBTQ+ Rep: Trans & Queer Women


What happens when the life you had assumed takes a 180-degree turn? Nothing... And also everything.

Us is a love story between Sara and Diana, and also the story of Diana's transition. After fears that this sudden turn in their relationship could end things, they realize that they still like and love each other and that nothing has changed between them. Now, they'll have to come out of the closet and face the gaze of their family and social environment.

Us intends to make the trans reality visible and contribute its vision and grain of sand in the face of the great misinformation that exists about gender dysphoria, with humor and from our own experience.

Cosmoknights Vol. 2 - Hannah Templer

02 March 2023 - Top Shelf Productions

LGBTQ+ Rep: Queer Women


Escape was just the beginning. The sensational "gays in space" webcomic/graphic novel returns, with new faces, long-awaited reunions, higher stakes, and more thrilling action!

Pan has finally escaped her dead-end planet, piecing together a new sort of family with the rebel gladiators Bee and Cass and the mysterious hacktivist Kate. They've even rescued a princess... But what if this princess has her own ideas? Whatever happened to Pan's childhood friend Tara? And if Pan and the others become galactic fugitives, will the immense pressure of life on the run threaten to tear them apart just in time for the biggest heist of their lives?

WYND Vol. 3: The Trone in the Sky - James Tynion IV

12 October 2023 - Boom! Studios

LGBTQ+ Rep: Queer Men


Return to Esseriel in the darkest chapter to date of Wynd, perfect for newcomers and longtime fans of Eisner Award-Winning writer James Tynion IV!

The land of Esseriel is a darker and more dangerous place than ever, as tensions between the Human and Faerie realms build to the brink of war. Could Wynd be the only hope for peace? Danger, betrayal, and even some romance confront our heroes at every turn, while elsewhere, the Duke makes murderous plans of his own. Things seem dire, but help from an unexpected figure might just be the lifeline Wynd and Merien need… even though the final battle draws near.

Multiversity: Teen Justice Vol. 1 - Danni Lore & Ivan Cohen

21 March 2023 - DC Comics



Kid Quick-the Future State Flash-and their fellow heroes Supergirl, Robin, Aquagirl, Klarienne the Witch Girl, and Troy take center stage in this thrilling collection that rocks Earth-11 to its core!

The secrets of Earth-11's newest heroes and villains unfold in DC's most exciting new team title! Teen Justice investigates the Church of Blood-is Sister Blood's true mission among the lost souls of New York City and will Teen Justice have what it takes to get past their growing pains and stop it? When their efforts to infiltrate the mysterious church backfire, one hero faces a devastating loss. Meanwhile, Supergirl and Robin attract surprising allies when they discover an unexpected mystery, Aquagirl finds herself out of her element (and then some), and Teen Justice discover the threat they face is even greater than they imagined! Follow along as Teen Justice uncovers the answers to all their questions in Multiversity: Teen Justice!

Collecting Multiversity: Teen Justice #1-6; DC Pride 2022 #1.