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 have a list that will appeal to everyone. This month we have rebooted teenagers, Billy Dee Williams, a cosmic crossover, a cyborg, powered up heroes and more.
As always, let me know which comics you will be reading in the comments below!
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Fiona Staples. Published by Archie Comics.
This month sees one of the longest running series rebooted for a new generation. With a fantastic creative team behind it in the form of Mark Waid (The Flash, Daredevil) and Fiona Staples (Saga) this is a must read. Unlike the old Archie, which had one foot in the past and the other in the present, this new series is a full revitalisation of the characters for 2015. Don’t worry if you’ve never read any Archie before, you’ll be able to jump in with this completely new series.
Archie #1 is available from July 8th.
Written by David Walker. Art by Ivan Reis. Published by DC Comics.
After being a mainstay in the Justice League for the past few years Cyborg is finally getting his own solo series. The machine that gives him his technological abilities has begun to take on a mind of it’s own and is evolving into something else. This wouldn’t be too bad if it wasn’t in his body!
Cyborg #1 is available from from July 22nd.
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Alex Maleev. Published by Marvel Comics.
Have you ever wondered what Lando Calrissian did before he ran Cloud City? Well now you can find out in this 5 issue mini series which see’s Lando swindle his way around the galaxy. As any Star Wars fan can assume, we will see him lie, cheat and get himself into plenty of trouble. We might (I really hope we do) even get to see how he looses the Falcon to Han Solo.
Lando #1 is available July 8th.
Written and art by Various. Published by Image Comics.
Island is a comic book magazine which features 3 20-30 page comic stories, plus art and prose content in a 112 page package. In this debut issue we are treated to comic stories from Brandon Graham (Prophet), Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly) and Ludroe (Prophet) as well as prose piece by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Captain Marvel).
Island #1 is available from July 15th.
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War
Written by Mike Johnson. Art by Angel Hernandez. Published by IDW Publishing.
That’s right, the crew of the Enterprise have teamed up with the Green Lantern Corp! Taking place in the current movie universe the two groups must team up to face a classic Star Trek villain who has yellow lantern ring and plans on using it in nefarious ways.
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #1 is available from July 8th.
Written by Eric Trueheart. Art by Aaron Alexovich. Published by Oni Press.
Invader Zim is one of those cult TV shows that was cancelled before its time, only running for a total of 27 episodes. Well, guess what? It’s back, in comic book form. After what feels like years, Dibs’ paranoia has come to fruition with the return of Zim. What’s Zim up to? You’ll have to read to find out!
Invader Zim #1 is available from July 8th.
Will Eisner’s The Spirit
Written by Matt Wagner. Art by Dan Schkade. Published by Dynamite Entertainment.
Will Eisner’s greatest creation, The Spirit, has returned to comics at new home of Dynamite Entertainment. In this new ongoing series, which also celebrates the 75th anniversary of the character, sees his supporting cast investigate The Spirit’s disappearance for the past 2 years. If you’re a fan of pulp and crime this series is for you.
Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 is available from July 1st.
Written by Ryan K Lindsay. Art by Owen Gieni. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
After getting writer’s block while writing his suicide note, a man goes for a walk and uncovers terrible secrets related to the worst of human depression. Expect this 4 part miniseries to delve into fantasy and horror territory as we discover the horrible truths.
Negative Space #1 is available from July 8th.
Written by Kate Leth. Art by Matt Cummings. Published by BOOM Studios.
Power Up is the new series Kate Leth and Matt Cummings which shakes up the Sailor Moon dynamic and puts it on its head. Follow a group of reluctant people (and a goldfish) who were given powers when the planets aligned. If you’re a fan of Sailor Moon this series will be much to your liking.
Power Up #1 is available from July 22nd.
Adventure Time: Fiona & Cake Card Wars
Written by Jen Wang. Art by Britt Wilson. Published by KaBoom!
Fionna and Cake are back and this time around they’re playing cards. The problem is that Cake is just too good so they go in search of a challenger worthy enough.
Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake Card Wars #1 is available from July 15th.
Written by Ales Kot. Art by Matt Taylor. Published by Image Comics.
This is the new series by Ales Kot and Matt Taylor which mixes crime, horror and fantasy all into one. The series follows paranormal detective Antoine Wolfe who has to juggle the responsibilities of adopting a child and stopping the apocalypse from happening. This debut issue is a massive 64 pages and features no adds.
Wolf #1 is available from July 22nd.