Dark Horse comics has announced plans to publish the Kickstarter-funded anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls in October 2016. The book, which already got a lot of buzz during its Kickstarter funded campaign, is edited by Hope Nicholson and features a mix of prose and comics about relationships and sex by more than 50 creators.

What we know about the anthology is pretty exciting. It features a cover by Noelle Stevenson, creator of Nimona, and a forward by Bitch Planet author Kelly Sue DeConnick. Novelist and newly minted comics writer Margaret Atwood has contributed cartoons about her experiences as a young woman. Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Fiona Smyth (What Makes a Baby) tell a story about Tamaki's teenage dream of being Montreal’s first chubby Asian Frank N. Furter, and there's a comic by newcomer Fionna Adams and Cartozia Tales' Jen Vaughn about a comics-loving trans woman navigating love and sex.

Other contributors include Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Gisèle Lagacé (Ménage à 3), Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder).

From the press release:

“These are the stories we bond over when we get together at a comic con, play video games, and marathon Star Trek,” said Hope Nicholson. “They are stories about the loves of our lives (both real and fictional!), and our embarrassing moments as we grow and learn more about the complex worlds of love and dating, especially as they relate to our fandom obsessions. All of the writers and artists involved—especially me—are incredibly excited to work with Dark Horse and bring our stories into comic and book stores worldwide.”

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