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 July 2015. Schedules change and they may not all be released in July (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, 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 not covered because they are part of Marvel’s Secret Wars/Battleworld crossovers. Titles in these type of events usually require reading previous comics and aren’t good stepping on points.
- Barbwire #1 [Darkhorse]
- Bob’s Burgers (Ongoing) #1 [Dynamite]
- Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #1 [Graphic India]
- Invader ZIM #1 [Oni] Based on the animated series.
- Island #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Slab #1 [Double Take] Double Take’s Night of the Living Dead universe.
- The Spire #1 (of 8) [Boom!]
- Star Wars: Lando #1 [Marvel] Based on the movie series.
- Void Heroes #1 (of 4) [Cosmic Times] Based on the mobile game.
- We Stand On Guard #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 [Dynamite]
- Bloodstrike #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Eternal: Soulfire #1 [Aspen]
- Home #1 [Titan] Based on the Dreamworks film.
- Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #1 (of 2) [DC/Vertigo] Based on the film. Mature Readers.
- Man Plus #1 (of 4) [Titan]
- Negative Space #1 (of 4) [Darkhorse]
- The Sadhu: Birth of the Warrior #1 (of 6) [Graphic India] Mature Readers.
- Spring: Dive #1 [Double Take] Double Take’s Night of the Living Dead universe.
- Star Trek/Green Lantern #1 (0f 6) [IDW] Inter-company crossover of the new Star Trek movie universe and the DC Comics character.
- Tomorrows #1 (of 6) [Darkhorse]
- Vampirella/Army of Darkness #1 (of 4) [Dynamite]
- Wolf #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #1 (of 6) [Boom!]
- Book of Death #1 (of 4) [Valiant] VH3 Universe.
- Book of Death: Legends of Geomancer #1 (of 4) [Valiant] VH3 Universe.
- Death Head #1 (of 6) [Darkhorse]
- Godzilla in Hell #1 (of 5) [IDW]
- Mistry PI #1 (of 5) [Graphic India]
- Rivers of London: Body Work #1 [Titan] Based on the novel series. Mature Readers.
- The Blacklist #1 [Titan] Based on the TV series.
- Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 [Valiant] VH3 Universe.
- Cyborg #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Coven #1 (of 5) [Zenescope] Part of the Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales universe.
- Power Up #1 (of 6) [Boom!]
- Stan Lee’s Chakra the Invincible #1 [Graphic India]
- Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #1 [IDW] Based on the Cartoon Network animated series.
- The X-Files Annual #1 [IDW] Based on the TV show.
- Aliens vs Zombies #1 (of 4) [Zenescope] Mature Readers.
- Arkham Knight: Genesis #1 (of 6) [DC] Based on the video game.
- Daughters of the Dark Oracle #1 (of 4) [Mike Wolfer] Mature Readers.
- Famous Monsters Presents: Bornhome #1 (of 4) [American Gothic]
- Gotham by Midnight Anuual #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Gravedigger #1 (0f 3) [Action Lab/Danger Zone] Mature Readers.
- Hacktivist (vol 2) #1 (of 6) [Boom!]
- Lobo Annual #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Mechanism #1 [Heavy Metal] Mature Readers.
- Mercury Heat #1 [Avatar]
- Princeless – Raven: The Pirate Princess #1 [Action Lab] Princeless spin-off.
- The Shrinking Man #1 [IDW] Based on the Richard Matheson’s story.
- Solarman #1 [Scout]
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