Each month I like to showcase a batch of new comics that you should be reading. I try and make it varied, mixing up creative ideas, genres and different storytelling to create a list that will have something that will appeal to everyone. This month there are Rebirthed heroes, young adult crossovers, conspiracy theories and much more.
Don’t forget to tell me in the comments which comics you will be reading this month!
Written by Tom King and Scott Snyder (Rebirth issue only). Art by Mikel Janin and David Finch. Published by DC Comics.
As part of DC Comics’ Rebirth publishing initiative Batman is receiving a new creative team and #1. In this new series written by Tom King there will be a new hero in Gotham City who wants to clean up the streets. Although, will this hero be an ally to Batman or will he see him as part of the problem?
If you’ve wanted to read Batman but have never known where to start, you’re in luck as this is the perfect jumping on point for you. Start with Batman: Rebirth #1 and then head over to Batman #1 to get started.
Batman: Rebirth is available from June 1st. Batman #1 is available June 15th.
Civil War II #1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez. Published by Marvel Comics.
Last month I talked about Civil War II #0, the prelude to Marvel’s big new comics event, but in June we finally see it kick off properly. Marvel have promised big things with Civil War II, with heroes split by whether or not they should use the abilities of a new Inhuman with the ability to predict the future. Should they use it? Some believe they should, while others are against it. Who is right? You’ll have to read it to make up your mind.
If you want to know more about Civil War II and the comics that tie-in then you should check out the Civil War II Reading Order Checklist.
Civil War II #1 is available from June 1st.
Written and art by Rich Tommaso. Published by Image Comics.
She Wolf is the surreal new horror series by cartoonist Rich Tommaso. It follows a teenage girl, Gabrielle, who believes she has been bitten a werewolf and is now becoming one. She experiences feverish and surreal nightmares about it that start blending into her everyday life. If you want a werewolf story that’s a bit different then this comic is for you.
She Wolf #1 is available from June 22nd.
Written by Chynna Clugston-Flores. Art by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. Published by Boom Box.
Two of comics most popular young adult comics finally meet in the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover! in this 6 issue miniseries the two groups will meet as they’re drawn together by a mystery that will take both group’s efforts to solve. Whether you’re a fan of either series, or just like comics that are fun, then this comic is for you.
Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 is available from June 8th.
Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Liam Sharp. Published by DC Comics.
In this brand new volume of Wonder Woman, Diana will learn that her Lasso of Truth no longer works for her. This discovery will set her on the path to discover why, which will unearth a string of dark secrets. Future issues will also explore her origins with a special Year One storyline which will tie into the present day.
Just like Batman, this is the perfect place to start with Wonder Woman. Start with Wonder Woman: Rebirth and then head over to Wonder Woman #1.
Wonder Woman: Rebirth is available from June 8th. Wonder Woman #1 is available from June 22nd.
Jade Street Protection Services
Written by Katy Rex. Art by Fabian Lelay. Published by Black Mask Studios.
Jade Street Protection Services is Black Mask Studio’s very first all ages comic! Starring a group of young girl, who fight crime to protect their friends using their magical powers, this series is like Sailor Moon with a punk rock attitude. If you dig a good magical story then Jade Street Protection Services is for you.
Jade Street Protection Services #1 is available from June 29th.
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico. Published by DC Comics.
It’s not only Batman and Wonder Woman receiving a new series, The Flash is joining in too! In this new series Central City will experience a Speed Force storm which is creating new speedsters. The Flash will act as a mentor for these people with new speed abilities. As a result some of them will become heroes, while others will stray the path into things more sinister.
Just like Batman and Wonder Woman, this is the perfect place to start with The Flash. Start with The Flash: Rebirth and then head over to Wonder Woman #1.
The Flash: Rebirth is available from June 8th. The Flash #1 is available from June 22nd.
Written by Christopher Hastings. Art by Langdon Foss. Published by Marvel Comics.
If you thought that this year’s presidential race would be the most entertaining in history you’d be wrong. This year Loki will running for president in the Marvel Universe! Using all of his dirty tricks he will convince voters that he is the man for the job. Would you vote for him?
Vote Loki #1 is available from June 15th.
Written by Van Jensen. Art by Pete Woods. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
In this brand new Dark Horse series the world has been controlled secretly by the Nine Families. The general public knew nothing about them, not even their existence. That’s until now when the secret is revealed to the world. If you’re a fan of conspiracy theories, wild ideas or maybe even wear a tinfoil hat then this series might be right up your alley.
Cryptocracy #1 is available from June 29th.
Written by Fred Van Lente. Art by Guiu Vilanova. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
New York City has been plagued by a series of crimes that are too weird for any regular detective to investigate. Luckily there’s Detective Sebastian Greene who specialises in these kinds of cases. As you can expect, there’s more to him than what’s on the surface. If you’re into Lovecraftian horror or a good old detective yarn then this series is for you.
Weird Detective #1 is available from June 15th.