Getting into reading and collecting comics can seem difficult to the newcomer. Here are some starting points.
The following is a list of first issues, one shots and stepping on points to be released in August 2015. Schedules change and they may not all be released in August (or sometimes at all). While first issues are more likely to be new reader friendly, that is not always the case and no guarantees are made.
AC Comics, Action Lab Entertainment (including Danger Zone), Afterburn Press, Alterna Comics, Alternative Comics, American Gothic Press, Amigo Comics, Amryl Entertainment, Antarctic Press, Archie Comics, Aspen MLT Inc (including Big Dog Ink), Astronaut Ink, Avatar Press, Benitez Productions, Black Mask Studios, Blue Juice Comics, Boom! Studios, Boundless Comics, Cosmic Times, Chapter House Publishing, Creature Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics (including Vertigo Comics), Devil’s Due Entertainment, Double Take, Dynamite Entertainment, E-Comix, Fantagraphics Books, Heavy Metal Magazine, Graphic India, IDW Publishing (including a partnership with Lion Forge), Image Comics, Jet City Comics, Legendary Comics, Marvel Entertainment Group, Mike Wolfer Entertainment, Northwest Press, Oni Press, Pop Goes the Icon, Rebellion (including 2000AD), Red Anvil, Red 5, Soaring Penguin Press, Scout Comics, Space Goat Productions, Titan Comics, Think Alike Productions, 12-Gauge Comics, Valiant Entertainment, 215 Ink, Zenescope Entertainment.
This month there are many #1s from Marvel Entertainment Group and Valiant Entertainment not covered because they are part of Marvel’s Secret Wars/Battleworld and Book of Death crossovers. Titles in these type of events usually require reading previous comics and aren’t good stepping on points.
- Adam.3 #1 [Dark Horse]
- Arkham Knight: Genesis #1 (of 6) [DC] Based on the Batman: Arkham Knight video game series.
- Dark Corridor #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- The First Hero: Fight For Your Life #1 (of 4) [Action Lab]
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Helsing vs Dracula #1 (of 6) [Zenescope] Part of Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales universe.
- Red Sonia/Conan #1 (of 4) [Dynamite]
- The Shadow [Vol 2] #1 [Dynamite]
- This Damned Band #1 (of 6) [Dark Horse]
- Welcome Back #1 [Boom!]
- Americatown #1 [Boom!]
- Beauty #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- DC Comics Bombshells #1 [DC] DC Bombshells Universe.
- Doctor Who: Four Doctor #1 (of 5) [Titan] Based on the BBC series Doctor Who. Weekly.
- King Tiger #1 [Dark Horse]
- Justice League: Gods & Monsters #1 (of 4) [DC] Prequel to the animated film.
- Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1 (of 6) [Image] Mature Readers.
- Sleepy Hollow: Providence #1 (of 4) [Boom!] Based on the TV series.
- Drive #1 (of 4) [IDW] Adapting on James Sallis’s first Driver novel.
- Evil Dead 2: Tales of Ex-Mortis #1 (of 4) [SpaceGoat] Based of the Evil Dead movie series.
- John Flood #1 [Boom!]
- King #1 (of 5) [Jet City]
- Stringers #1 (of 5) [Oni]
- TMNT Amazing Adventures #1 (of 5) [IDW]
- The X-Files: Season 11 #1 [IDW] Based on the TV series.
- Archon #1 (of 5) [Action Lab]
- Boy-1 #1 (of 4) [IDW]
- Itty Bitty Bunnies: Bong Genie #1 [Action Lab/Danger Zone] Mature Readers.
- Gears & Bones #1 [Guardian Knight]
- Muirwood: The Lost Abbey #1 [Jet City]
- Over the Garden Wall #1 [Boom!]
- Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare #1 [ComixTribe] Red Ten spin-off.
- Rocket Queen and the Wrench #1 (of 4) [SpaceGoat]
- Rogues! Odd Parenthood #1 (of 5) [Amigo] Mature Readers.
- Sanitarium #1 [Guardian Knight]
- Sherlock Holmes 7 Percent Solution #1 (of 5) [IDW]
- String Drivers #1 (of 5) [IDW]
- The Yankee #1 (of 1) [Alternative]
- Zodiac Starforce #1 [Dark Horse]
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