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20 Queer Comics We Can't Wait To Read In 2024

Updated: Jan 5

It's 2024 and comics are gayer than ever before, so we're taking a look at some of the incredible queer graphic novels being released this year. From lesbian sports romances to drag queen assassins and cosy queer fantasy, here are 20 of our most anticipated LGBTQ+ graphic novels coming out in 2024.

Note: some release dates of these books may be pushed back and covers may change.

Paranormal Adventure

25 July 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Cast

Barney, Norma, and friends team up with unlikely heroes to fight a battle for the fate of the universe, all while dealing with their greatest challenge of all: their love lives.

The battle between angels and demons rages on, and Courtney finds themselves restored to former glory in the realm of the angels with a new mission.

On the seventh plane, known to us as Earth, Norma Khan and Barney Guttman have allied with the demons in a search for both freedom and peace. There's just one thing standing in their way: the Guttman family reunion. Badyah has joined the resistance as well, honing her martial arts skills and getting ready to protect Norma in battle.

But Pael, the Divine's lead angel, has tricks up their sleeve that throw everything into chaos as Norma, Barney, and Badyah learn the truth behind everything.

Homebody - Theo Parish

Graphic Memoir

25 April 2024

Queer Rep: Trans & Non-Binary

'Hello! I’m Theo. I like cats, Dungeons & Dragons . . . and I’m trans and non-binary.'

Theo grew up in a household with a loving family and relaxed gender roles, but the pressures of the outside world to fit into society’s expectations can make life feel, well... confusing! Theo knows that there's no one way to be, but inspired by superheroes, role-playing-games and comic con they find the confidence to rebuild their image in a way that feels truly themselves.

In their debut graphic novel Homebody, author-illustrator Theo Parish takes readers through a beautifully heart lifting story of discovering what it means to live life on your own terms and what it means to feel at home in the world.

Grand Slam Romance 2: Major League Hotties - Ollie Hicks & Emma Oosterhous

Magical Girl Sports Romance

14 May 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Women, Non-Binary

The second graphic novel in the Grand Slam Romance series brings Mickey, Astra, and Wolfgang together again, but now they're in a different league - the magical kind!

Astra and Mickey are celebrating their epic victory over their archrivals the Gaiety Gals, but the party is cut short when their nemesis Jasmine Von Schitz reveals the shocking truth: now that Mickey's magical girl powers have been revealed, they can't play softball until they obtain a Magical Girl license! Too bad there's only one place to get it: the Magical Girl DMV in Berlin!

Mickey and Astra are in for the Euro-trip of their lives, navigating the Magical Girl League, their own steamy situationship, and a prickly reunion with the hottie whose heart they both broke: Wolfgang Konigin. For Mickey to get their license and for Astra to renew hers, they'll have to intern for the Berlin Grinders, and only a successful season and a glowing recommendation from their captain will get them there. Too bad that captain is Wolfgang and not all their new teammates want to see the rookies score.

Hex Americana - Bree Wolf

Paranormal Fantasy

01 February 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Men

A boy-meets-ghoul story at 100 miles-per-hour!

Ken Takamoto is a wannabe racer stuck at home for the summer, with only his mother for company. Dante Willow is a ghost stuck in the car he crashed while racing his rival twenty years ago. When they meet by chance, Ken has the answer to both their enter the local racing league Hex Americana and win the annual Grand Prix. If they win, Dante can pass on to the afterlife and Ken can keep Dante's fixed-up car to go anywhere he wants. What starts as a simple plan becomes a wild summer full of witches, gnomes, feelings, magical chickens, and more as they prepare for the big race.

Will Ken and Dante finish first? Can they even make it to the finish line? And more importantly, what happens when this racing duo blooms into something more?

ABBOTT: 1979 - Saladin Ahmed

Supernatural Crime Horror

29 August 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Women

The final chapter of the hard-boiled supernatural Hugo Award-nominated series!

On the eve of the 1980s and the Reagan Administration, Detroit is burdened with an oppressive darkness–both political and supernatural. Dejected and tough tabloid reporter Elena Abbott, who previously defeated the occult forces responsible for her husband’s death, must dig herself out from rock bottom if she’s going to save Detroit from the Umbra, one last time. Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Miles Spider-Man, Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) bring Elena into her final chapter, who will have to contend with the dark cloud hanging over Detroit… and over her personally.

Collects Abbott: 1979 #1 -5.

DC Superheroes

02 April 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Women

The never before told origin story of the first trans superhero ever to appear on TV!

Nia Nal’s spent her whole life taking a back seat to her older sister, Maeve, who’s expected to inherit their mother’s Naltorian powers––the ability to see the future through dreams. They’ll soon learn the dreaming powers had other plans…

When Nia’s hit in the face with a kickball, the powers that weren’t meant for her are suddenly triggered. Saddled with guilt, Nia resolves to suppress her powers in an attempt to protect her relationship with her sister. But Nia can’t keep the dreams out forever…

From Nicole Maines, the actress, activist, and writer who originated the role of Dreamer on the groundbreaking Supergirl TV show, comes the origin story of a girl who must accept her own power to fulfill her destiny in a long lineage of female superheroes. Luckily, Nia won’t have to go through it alone.

Spirit World - Alyssa Wong

DC Superheroes

02 April 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary

From the pages of Lazarus Dark Fate, a new Chinese hero emerges who’s able to travel to and from the Spirit World, the realm of the dead, and that of the living.

Their name is Xanthe, and their superpower is being able to burn items folded from joss paper and immediately turn them into real objects, based on the East Asian practice of burning joss paper at graveyards in order to send resources to ancestors in the Spirit World…except Xanthe can retrieve those items in the world of the living!

Their weapon of choice? A large broadsword (because who doesn’t love a big sword when you can choose to use a big sword?!). Xanthe is a master of the dark arts who’s here to give Constantine a run for his money…literally. When Constantine shows up saying Xanthe scammed him into buying something, he finds them and Batgirl Cass Cain fighting an abnormal influx of jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampires) and joins in to help. But when a portal opens up that drags Batgirl into the Spirit World, it’s up to Xanthe and Constantine to travel to the land of the spirits to rescue her!

YA Sports Romance

29 February 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Men

THE COMPETITION HAS BEEN RESET... EN GARDE! Return to the thrilling world of high-stakes, competitive fencing, with a brand new story featuring the beloved cast of characters from the original hit series.

Are Seiji and Jesse really through? The rumors around Halverton, the prestigious fencing training camp, have spread like wildfire, but it's not long before a mystery fencer arrives-one who may finally pose a threat to the #1 spot. Will Seiji's unquenchable quest for rivalry take Nicholas' place? Where will his loyalty lie? And, when Seiji gets an up close and personal look into Nicholas' past and determination against adversity while preparing for the difficult road ahead and the State Championships, he'll have to confront a tempting thought... are they on... a date?

Collects Fence: Redemption issues 1-4.

King Cheer - Molly Horton Booth

YA Sports Drama

06 February 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Cast

Heartstopper meets Bring It On in this contemporary graphic novel that reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a queer dramedy!

When cheer captain Leah steps down months before graduation, the team is shocked. Waitlisted by her dream college, questioning her identity, and suffering from senioritis, Leah needs to hand the captain’s poms off and focus on her future.

But when the competition for captaincy goes awry, power-hungry twins take command of the squad and immediately pit the cheerleaders against the basketball team in a fight for glory. Balls fly, pom-poms shake, hearts are broken—and only one person can heal the rift between the teams. But first she’ll have to heal herself.

Cheryl - Jillian Fleck

Contemporary Adult Drama

20 June 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Women

A story about a newly realized lesbian woman in her 40s, hellbent on reaching spiritual enlightenment. Even if it kills her.

Cheryl just came out and she's been doing just fine, thanks for asking!!!! She just broke up with her dog, quit gluten, cut contact with her father, and is just really trying to focus on getting enough water daily! It's all going great!! Except it isn't and everything is terrible, because no matter what Cheryl does she really can't shake that there's something wrong deep down in the core of her being.

What would really fix things would be to address her lingering internalized homophobia and childhood trauma. Or reach total spiritual enlightenment, reaching total enlightenment sounds easier, let's go with that one. As Cheryl falls further down the New Age wellness industrial complex however, the world turns out to be a lot weirder and sicker than she could have ever imagined. Now Cheryl is forced to confront that not only is it not all about her, but that she might have some part to play in making it better.

Food School - Jade Armstrong

Slice-Of-Life Drama

06 June 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary

A twenty-something college dropout enrolls in a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery. As they change their relationship with food, their relationships with people change, too.

Olive's post-secondary education isn't what they'd planned. Instead of college, they spend five days a week, eight hours a day at what Olive calls "Food School": a full-time outpatient program for eating disorder recovery where they learn, talk, and cry about eating disorders as part of a survivor support group.

Intensely committed to recovery, Olive confronts the secretive, self-destructive, and sometimes tragically comedic nature of their illness, while struggling with the complexities of modern mental health care. With support and perspective from their roommate, a fellow patient, and their partner, Olive learns to open up about their abusive relationship with food and exercise—and finds ways to cope with the reality of living in a society that actively encourages disordered eating.

The Neighbours - Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Contemporary Horror

15 February 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Parents

From the feminist horror author Jude Ellison S. Doyle (Maw), comes a small-town terror where things are not at all what they seem!

The neighbors are anything but what they seem… When Janet and Oliver Gowdie move to a quaint mountain town, their teenage daughter Casey and two-year-old Isobel become part of a horrific chain of events that will forever change their family...

It’s impossible to know who to trust or who is still human. Casey’s behavior is increasingly unpredictable. Janet is more distant. Isobel is happy-go-lucky and seems to enjoy the attention poured onto her by Agnes. And Oliver? He’s out to uncover whatever malevolent forces seems to have taken root under and inside his home. Steeped in Celtic, Irish and English folklore, Jude Ellison S. Doyle (Maw) joins artist Letizia Cadonici (House of Slaughter), and colorist Alessandro Santoro (Bloom) to tread new ground in changeling horror. A tale perfect for fans of Eat the Rich and The Nice House on the Lake!

Collects The Neighbors issues 1-5.

Lunar Boy - Jes Wibowo & Cin Wibowo

Middlegrade Sci-Fi Fantasy

14 May 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Men, Queer Cast

A heartwarming coming-of-age graphic novel about a young boy from the moon who discovers a home in the most unlikely places, from debut twin creators Jes and Cin Wibowo.

Indu, a boy from the moon, feels like he doesn't belong. He hasn't since he and his adoptive mom disembarked from their spaceship to live on Earth with their new blended family.

The kids at school think he's weird, he has a crush on his pen pal who might not like him back, and his stepfamily doesn't seem to know what to do with him. Worst of all, Indu can't even talk to his mom about how he's feeling because she's so busy. In a moment of loneliness, Indu calls out to the moon, begging them to take him back.

Slice-Of-Life Drama

20 February 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Men

Tomoko is no stranger to change. With two boys in high school and a husband who’s away on the job a lot, being able to adapt to new situations comes with the territory.

Now, Hiroki is throwing himself into his afterschool activities with bestie Daigo despite nursing a potential broken heart, and he’s even found a new Dancing!

Things also come to a head with Asumi, Hiroki’s childhood friend, who’s been crushing on Hiroki since probably forever!

And when dad Akiyoshi gets transferred back for work, the temporary family of three returns to being a family of four! How will Tomoko and the boys adjust to Akiyoshi’s presence?!

Monster Crush - Erine Ellie Franey

Paranormal Fantasy

12 March 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Women, Queer Cast

A whirlwind adventure exploring love, gender, and big emotions, Monster Crush is the perfect read for anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider.

Since her parents split up, Ruby Reid has been having a tough time at Crestwood High.

But everything changes the day Ella Mooney moves to town. Ella isn’t like most she’s never been on a Ferris wheel, never had an ice cream cone, and sometimes she grows fangs and a tail!

It’s not just Ruby who takes an interest in the new girl, and the pair find themselves on the run from a mysterious group that wants to capture Ella and her whole family!

YA Cosy Fantasy

05 March 2024

Queer Rep: Non-Binary

Juniper and Hadley have a good thing going in Larkspur, spending their respective days apprenticing at a little bakery and performing at the local inn. But when a stranger makes an unusual order at the bakery, the two friends (and Hadley's pet snake, Fern) set out on a journey to forage the magical mushrooms needed to make the requested galette pastries.

Along the way, Juniper and Hadley stumble across a mystery too compelling to ignore: Something has been coming out of the woods at night and eating the local farmers' crops, leaving only a trail of glowy goo behind. Intent on finally going on an adventure that could fuel their bardic craft, Hadley tows Juniper into the woods to investigate.

What started as a simple errand to pick mushrooms soon turns into a thrilling quest to save some furry new friends-and their caretaker, a softspoken little fey named Thistle-who are in danger of losing their home.

Sports Drama

14 February 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Women, Queer Cast

Molly Bauer's first year of college is not the picture-perfect piece of art she'd always envisioned.

On day one at PICA, Molly discovers that—through some horrible twist of fate—her full-ride scholarship has vanished! But the ancient texts (PICA's dusty financial aid documents) reveal a loophole. If Molly and 9 other art students win a single game of softball, they'll receive a massive athletic scholarship. Can Molly's crew of ragtag artists succeed in softball without dropping the ball?

Ngozi Ukazu returns with debut artist Madeline Rupert to bring an energetic young adult story about authenticity, old vs. new, and college failure. It also poses the question: “Is art school worth it?”

Science Of Ghosts - Lilah Sturges

Paranormal Sci-Fi

07 May 2024

Queer Rep: Trans Women, Queer Women

She'll take ghosts over solving her own problems any day.

While navigating the mysteries of the afterlife, Joy Ravenna - a transgender parapsychologist, must also deal with the very real challenges of her past and present.

Her first post-transition relationship, a hostile ex-wife, and clues to murder long forgotten will test her at every twist and turn.

For Joy, working with ghosts is way easier than dealing with the living.

Killer Queens 2 - David M. Booher

Camp Science Fiction

02 April 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Cast

The Galaxy’s sassiest assassins are back in this hilarious and heartfelt sequel about identity, family, and freedom

During a day of questionable choices at Space Pride, Max & Alex bump into their old boss, Bieti and his new-and-improved hench bears. The grumpy little simian tries to get them back on his team to chase down a runaway heir to the throne of Sarelia, an alien planet ruled by a brutal patriarchy. Little does he know that the heir in question happens to be Alex’s younger sibling. And they have…wings.

Turns out, a genetic quirk gives some of their race wings when they’re born. But on a planet that lives by the motto “Kings, not wings”, those born with wings are required to have them cut off. It’s supposed to make them more “masculine.” The king is doing all he can to get his youngest heir back on the butcher block and restore the line of succession.

Collects Killer Queens II issues 1–4.

Death Drop Drag Assassin - David Hazan & Alex Moore

Crime Noir

28 May 2024

Queer Rep: Queer Men, Drag Queens

Death Drop, a hitman turned drag queen, enters a race against time to find her missing drag sister as a mysterious rash of killings and disappearances spreads across the city. Spurred into action by her drag mother, Mother Henny, Death Drop must decide how far she is willing to be pulled back into a life of violence to protect her community in this supernatural queer noir.

Death Drop’s investigation will lead her to a trail of supernaturally disfigured corpses, a leather-clad killer hell-bent on revenge, and an enigmatic queen from Mother Henny’s past. To make matters worse, she can’t shake the feeling that the specter of the assassin mentor she exposed and left for dead years ago is now haunting her every step.

Collects Death Drop Drag Assassin issues 1-5.

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