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 May 2015. Schedules change and they may not all be released in May (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, 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, Dark Horse Comics, Chapter House Publishing, Creature Entertainment, DC Comics (including Vertigo Comics), Devil’s Due Entertainment, Dynamite Entertainment, E-Comix, Heavy Metal Magazine, IDW Publishing (including a partnership with Lion Forge), Image Comics, Legendary Comics, Marvel Entertainment Group, Northwest Press, Oni Press, Pop Goes the Icon, Rebellion (including 2000AD), Red Anvil, Red 5, Soaring Penguin Press, Space Goat Publishing, Titan Comics, Think Alike Productions, 12-Gauge Comics, Valiant Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment.
This month there are many #1s from Marvel Entertainment Group & DC Comics not covered because they are part of Marvel’s Secret Wars/Battleworld and DC’s Convergence crossovers. Titles in these type of events usually require reading previous comics and aren’t good stepping on points.
- Artifacts: The Lost Tales #1 [Image] Darkness/Witchblade/etc
- Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #1 (of 5) [Dark Horse]
- Bodie Troll: Fuzzy Memories #1 (of 4) [Red 5]
- Dead Drop #1 (of 4) [Valiant]
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Snow White 10 Anniversary Special #1 [Zenoscope] Mature Readers.
- Ice: Bayou Black Out #1 [12-Gauge]
- Lantern City #1 (of 12) [Boom!]
- Minimum Wage: So Many Bad Decisions #1 (of 6) [Image] Mature Readers.
- Mythic #1 [Image]
- Roche Limit: Clandestine #1 [Image]
- Secret Wars #1 [Marvel]
- Sword of Sorrow #1 (of 6) [Dynamite] Vampirella/Dejah Thoris/Red Sonja/Kato/Jungle Girl/etc
- Valiant Universe Handbook 2015 Ed #1 [Valiant] VH3 Universe.
- Winter World: Frozen Fleet #1 (of 3) [IDW]
- Arcadia #1 [Boom!]
- Auteur: Sister Bambi #1 [Oni] Mature Readers.
- Astro City #23 [DC/Vertigo] Part 1 of 2.
- Harrow County #1 [Dark Horse]
- Injection #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Mantle #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- 7 Days of Death #1 [Devil’s Due]
- Sword of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jenifer Blood #1 (of 4) [Dynamite]
- The Accelerators: Momentum #1 (of 4) [Blue Juice]
- Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1 (of 5) [IDW] Based on the novel series.
- Mad Max: Fury Road – Nux & Immortan Joe #1 [DC/Vertigo] Prelude to the film Mad Max: Fury Road.
- Oh Killstrike! #1 (of 4) [Boom!]
- Phantasmagoria #1 (of 5) [IDW]
- Psycho Bonkers #1 (of 5) [Aspen]
- Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1 [Dark Horse]
- Valhalla Mad #1 [Dark Horse]
- Adventures of Aero Girl #1 (of 4) [Action Lab]
- Big Game Hunters #1 (of 3) [Space Goat]
- Bravest Warriors: Tales From Holo John #1 [Boom!] Based on the Bravest Warriors cartoon.
- Captain Canuck #1 [Chapter House]
- Carpe Noctem #1 [Hashtag] Mature Readers.
- Donald Duck #1 [IDW] Based on the Disney character.
- The Disciples #1 [Black Mask] Mature Readers.
- Fight Club 2 #1 [Dark Horse] Sequel to the novel.
- Indestructible Stingray #1 [IDW]
- Infinity Guantlet #1 [Marvel]
- Insufferable #1 [IDW]
- It Will All Help #1 [Alternative]
- Jurassic Strike Force 5 vol 2 #1 [Zenoscope]
- Mage, Inc.: The Intern #1 (of 3) [Space Goat]
- Material #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Providence #1 [Avatar] Mature Readers.
- Pussycat #1 [E-Comix] Mature Readers.
- Son of the Devil #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Surface Tension #1 (of 5) [Titan]
- Titan #1 [Alternative] Mature Readers.
- Young Terrorists #1 [Black Mask] Mature Readers.
This blog is an attempt to help those new to comics understand them more. If anything needs clarifying, please comment below.