FIRST ISSUES – April 2016

Getting into reading and collecting comics can seem difficult to the newcomer.  Here are some starting points.

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The following is a list of first issues, one shots and stepping on points to be released in April 2016.  Schedules change and they may not all be released in April (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.

Publishers:  Action Lab Entertainment (including Danger Zone), Aftershock Comics, Alternative ComicsAmerican Gothic Press, American Mythology, Amigo Comics, Amryl Entertainment, Antarctic Press, ARH Comix, Aspen MLT (including Big Dog Ink), Black Mask Comics, Blue Juice, Boom! StudiosBoundless Comics, Chapterhouse Comics, Coffin ComicsCreature Entertainment, Comixtribe, Darby PopDark Horse Comics, DC Comics (including Vertigo Comics), Devil’s Due Entertainment/1First Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Graphic India, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Improper Books, Joe Books, Lion Forge, Marvel Entertainment Group, Moonstone, Nobrow PressOni Press, Overground Comics, Rebellion (including 2000AD), Red 5 ComicsRothic Comics, Scout Comics, Space Goat Publishing, Titan Comics, 21 Pulp, Stranger ComicsValiant Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, Z2 Comics.

April 2016


  • Baltimore: Empty Graves #1 [Dark Horse]  Set in Mignola/Golden’s Baltimore universe.
  • Black Panther #1 [Marvel]  Set in the Marvel Universe.
  • Bloodlines #1 (of 6) [DC]  Set in the DC Universe.
  • Dark Souls #1 [Titan]  Based on the computer game.
  • Empress #1 (of 7) [Marvel]  Set in the Marvel Universe.
  • Erathune #1 [Stranger]
  • The Fix #1 [Image]  Mature Readers.
  • Goldie Vance #1 (of 4) [Boom!]
  • Gold Key Alliance #1 [Dynamite]  Crossover with Turok, Dinosaur Hunter. Magnus, Robot Fighter. Solar, Man of the Atom and The Mighty Samson.
  • Harley Quinn: April Fool’s Special #1 [DC]  Set in the DC Universe.
  • Legends of Oz: Tik-Tok and Kalidah #1 (of 3) [Aspen/Big Dog]
  • The Mighty Zodiac #1 (of 6) [Oni]
  • Miss Fury (vol 2) #1 [Dynamite]  The Golden Age character.
  • Rough Riders #1 [Aftershock]
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 [Marvel]  Set in the Star Wars universe.
  • Think Tank: Creative Destruction #1 [Image]
  • Vikings #1 [Titan]  Based on the TV series.


  • Aether & Empire #1 [Blue Juice]
  • Black Road #1 [Image]  Mature Readers.
  • Butterfly Gate #1 [Improper Books]
  • Dark Tower: The Power of Three – Bitter Medicine #1 (of 5) [Marvel]  Based on Stephen King’s Dark Tower.  Mature Readers.
  • Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1 [Titan]  Based on the TV series.
  • Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #1 (of 6) [DC]  Set in the DC Universe.
  • Heartthrob #1 [Oni]
  • House of Penance #1 (of 6) [Dark Horse]
  • Hyper Force Neo #1 [Z2]
  • Jackpot #1 [Aftershock]
  • Joyride #1 (0f 4) [Boom!]
  • Killbox #1 [American Gothic]
  • Moon Knight #1 [Marvel]  Set in the Marvel Universe.
  • Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 (of 4) [IDW]  Set in the new Star Trek universe.


  • The Adventures of Puss In Boots #1 [Titan]  Based on the animated film and series.
  • Aloha, Hawaiian Dick #1 (of 4) [Image]
  • BEK: Black Eyed Kids #1 [Aftershock]  Mature Readers.
  • Dept. H #1 [Dark Horse]
  • Divinity II #1 [Valiant]
  • Dungeons & Dragons #1 [IDW]  Based on the table top RPG.
  • The Fourth Planet #1 [Chapterhouse]
  • Haunted: The Other Side #1 (of 4) [Red 5]
  • Hot Damn #1 [IDW]
  • Jim Butcher’s The Dresden’s Files: Wildcards #1 (of 6) [Dynamite]  Based on the novel series.
  • Mad Balls #1 (of 4) [Lion Forge]  Based on the toy.
  • Over the Garden Wall #1 [Boom!]  Based on the cartoon.
  • REM 8 #1 (of  [Rothic]  Mature Readers.
  • Twilight Zone/The Shadow #1 [Dynamite]  TV series/radio serial crossover.
  • The X Files #1 [IDW]  Based on the TV series.


  • Actionverse #1: Featuring The F1rst Hero #1 [Action Lab]  Combining Facture, Cascade and the F1rst Hero into one universe.
  • Alan Dracon #1 (of 6) [Amigo]
  • Aliens: Defiance #1 [Dark Horse]  Aliens/Predator universe.
  • Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises #1 [Darby Pop]  Based on the actor.
  • Blade Bunny #1 [Antartic]
  • Chum #1 (of 3) [Comixtribe]  Mature Readers.
  • Disney’s Darkwing Duck #1 [Joe Books]
  • Dredd: Dust #1 (of 2) [Rebellion/2000AD]  Based on the movie (based on the comic).
  • Forgive Me Father #1 [Creature]
  • 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1 [Black Mask]
  • Guns of the Black Bat #1 [Moonstone]
  • Hellina #1 (of 3) [Boundless]  Mature Readers.
  • Hildafolk #1 [Nobrow]
  • Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 [Coffin]
  • Micronauts #1 [IDW]  Based on the toy.
  • Princessless: Make Yourself #1 (of 5) [Action Lab]
  • Sabretoofh Dan #1 (of 3) [Scout]
  • Stargate: Atlantis – Back to Pegasus #1 [American Mythology]  Based on the series.
  • Strawberry Shortcake #1 [IDW]  Based on the toy.
  • Sun Bakery #1 [Alternative]
  • The Three Stooges Are Back #1 [American Mythology]  Based on the old movies and shorts.
  • Unleash #1 (of 4) [Amigo]  Mature Readers.

~ DUG.

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