There’s nothing like reading a good comic or 16 on a warm summer’s day. I mean, why do all that stuff like going outside when there are so many good new comics series coming out? Beat the heat over the summer with a few of our recommendations for all the new series you should check out in the next few months.


May

Marvel

Secret Empire #1—Marvel’s next big event really kicks off here, despite two different preludes hitting shelves already. As Steve Rogers is revealed as the Supreme Leader of Hydra, can the fractured heroes of the Marvel universe unite and stop his tyrannical rule? (Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven)

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Secret Empire: Uprising #1—Black Widow knows better than anyone how to bring down a despot, but to take down Captain America, she’s going to need some help, starting with some of the best and brightest young heroes around. (Derek Landy, J. Cassara)

Secret Warriors #1—With Hydra resurgent, it’s time for SHIELD’s covert superteam to rise up once again. But this time it’s different: with SHIELD itself compromised, an all-Inhuman team featuring Quake, Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl and more must strike from the shadows to bring Hydra down. (Matt Rosenberg, Javier Garrón)

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1—After disbanding for a short stint, the Guardians are back in action across the cosmos. Thrust into the middle of a war between the Collector and the Grandmaster, can they pull off the the biggest heist in the galaxy? (Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder)

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Rocket #1—The Guardian’s marsupial gun-nut casts aside being a hero for a bit to get back into the heist game. (Al Ewing, Adam Gorham)

I Am Groot #1—Separated from the Guardians, a tiny Groot must make his way across a strange planet where no one understands him while still in his undeveloped infant form. (Christopher Hastings, Flaviano)

Jean Grey #1—The time-displaced teen Jean Grey strikes out on her own, but when a premonition of the Phoenix Force reaches her, she rallies to defy the deadly fate that consumed her older self. (Dennis Hopeless, Victor Ibanez)

Generation X #1—Jubilee has returned to the Xavier Institute—this time as a teacher of the next generation of mutants, rather than a student. But her class isn’t the future X-Men or ambassadors of mutankind, and Jubilee’s pupils have to learn the hard way that not all mutants are made equal. (Christina Strain, Amilcar Pinna)

Cable #1—Time-traveling mutant mercenary Cable sets off on a new timeline-hopping mission, with the fate of time itself hanging in the balance! (James Robinson, Carlos Pacheco)

Black Bolt #1—The king of the Inhumans finds himself prisoner in a maximum security facility on the other side of the universe, and has to make some strange alliances on his path to freedom. (Saladin Ahmed, Christian Ward)

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Luke Cage #1—Luke heads to New Orleans in the wake of Dr. Noah Burnstein’s—the man who made him Power Man—death, only to discover there’s more to Burnstein’s passing than it seems. (David Walker, Nelson Blake)

Zombies Assemble #1—The bizarre manga about the Avengers uniting to face an onslaught of the undead is being translated into English for the first time. (Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub)

Star-Lord Annual #1—Chip Zdarsky’s run on Peter Quill concludes as Star-Lord finds himself hunted down by an assassin on a desert planet. (Chip Zdarsky, Djibril Morisette)

DC

Teen Titans Annual: The Lazarus Contract—The ramifications of Slade’s latest tangle with the Titans are felt in this epilogue to the upcoming event. (Dan Abnett, Benjamin Percy, Christopher Priest, Paul Pelletier)

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Trinity Annual #1—After doublecrossing Ra’s al Ghul and Circe, Lex Luthor must turn to his former allies in the Justice League for help. (Rob Williams, Guillem March)

Wonder Woman Annual #1—Discover the moment Diana of Themyscira first met the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, and other short stories in this new anthology. (Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Liam Sharp, et al.)

Bane: Conquest #1—The man who broke Batman sets his eyes on an even bigger target: a criminal empire that spans the globe. (Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan)

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Injustice 2 #1—A prequel to the upcoming DC fighting game, Batman struggles to maintain peace in a world after Superman’s despotic regime has finally been laid low. (Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran)

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #1—DC’s Young Animals imprint revives a Jack Kirby classic, as Forager finds himself chasing down a metal that could alter the fabric of reality itself to safeguard the multiverse from the evil General Electric. (Lee Allred, Michael Allred)

Image

Youngblood #1—Image revives one of its most famous series for a new series, with a fresh cast of Youngbloods and a new mission: find a missing hero, even if it means bringing back one of the most infamous superteams around. (Chad Bowers, Jim Towe)

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Spawn #1: 25th Anniversary Directors Cut—Celebrating 25 years of Spawn comics, this special re-release goes back to where it all began, offering new material. (Todd McFarlane)

Eternal Empire #1—As the Eternal Empress prepares to wage war against the one remaining free country on Saia, a young woman within the cogs of the Empire finds herself set on an epic new destiny. (Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn)

Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #1—The titular scouts reunite for a wild new adventure on the streets of Freak City. (Jim Mahfood)

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Paklis #1—A new scifi anthology series tackles the question of whether or not to accept your fate, even if it could lead to your doom. (Dustin Weaver)

Samaritan #1—A young woman finds herself the target of the U.S. Government after giving away their leading military contractor’s military secrets to the world in an act of vengeance. (Matt Hawkins, Atilio Roj)

IDW

Funko Universe—Thought you could escape the big-headed, beady-eyed world of Funko’s pop vinyl toys in your comics? Think again, as five IDW properties get special oneshots featuring Pop-vinyled takes on classic characters:

  • Ghostbusters—The team unites to battle an undead ninja born from a 600-year-old prophecy that could doom the world. (Troy Dye, Phillip Murphy)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—The Turtles commence their latest investigation: Is a new Shredder-themed breakfast cereal as sinister as it seems? (Caleb Goellner, Nico Pena)
  • X-Files—Mulder and Scully tackle more mysteries from the X-Files. (Derek Fridolfs, Mike Raicht, Matthew Dow Smith, Denton J. Tipton, Chris Fenoglio, Troy Little, Pamela Lovas, Charles Paul Wilson III)
  • Strawberry Shortcake—Strawberry and her friends go on a sweet new adventure in Strawberryland. (Georgia Ball, Valentina Pinto)
  • Judge Dredd—Even in this cutesy Funko form, never forget that Dredd is the law. (John Layman, Francesco Gaston)

Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #1—The cast of The Next Generation heads to the Mirrorverse, as Jean-Luc Picard’s evil counterpart vies for control of the ISS Enterprise... at any deadly cost. (Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward)

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Saucer State #1—The new President of the United States uses the power of her office to investigate the mystery behind her own abduction by aliens. (Paul Cornell, Ryan Kelly)

Dark Horse

Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1—Set in the world of Bioware’s fantasy RPG series, a young Elven thief finds herself tangled in a mess way above her paygrade when a mission in the city state of Kirkwall goes awry. (Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Fernando Heinz Furukawa)

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Joe Golem, Occult Detective: The Outer Dark #1—Joe returns on a new case, hunting down a superhuman attacker assaulting the populace under orders from the voices in his head. (Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Patric Reynolds)

Mass Effect: Discovery #1—A young Turian officer is sent undercover to extract a scientist from the mysterious Andromeda Initiative, who claims to have made a chilling discovery. (Jeremy Barlow, John Dombrow, Gabriel Guzmán)

Predator: Hunters #1—After centuries of hunting on Earth, the Predators find themselves becoming the prey. (Chris Warner, Francisco Ruiz Velasco)

Boom! Studios

Destroyer #1—The last descendant of Victor Frankenstein loses her son to a police shooting, putting her on a journey of dark science that could lead her down the same monstrous path her ancestor followed. (Victor LaValle, Dietrich Smith)

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Power Rangers Annual—Tommy makes an important decision that sets the Rangers on a new path. (Kyle Higgins, Tom Taylor, Jamal Campbell, Trey Moore, Goñi Montes, Dan Mora, Frazer Irving)

Misfit City #1—A young girl named Wilder and her friends discover an ancient treasure map that finally might bring some adventure to their quiet little town. (Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, Naomi Franquiz)

Valiant

Rapture #1—As two armies that could kill billions prepare to wage an all -ut war, humanity’s last hopes lie in the hands of a young girl who could stop it all. (Matt Kindt, Cafu)

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Eternal Warrior #1—Whisked to a strange land and his memories missing, the Eternal Warrior sets off on a new adventure. (Robert Venditti, Renato Guedes)

Dynamite

Pathfinder: Runescars #1—The Pathfinder heroes head to the city of Korvosa to unmask a brutal killer in the wake of chaos gripping the war-torn city. (Wes Schneider, Ediano Silva)

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Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #1—A pastiche of classic superhero comics, a young sidekick trying to make a name for himself in a city of heroes teams up with a few other sidekicks to try and catch the criminals before their mentors can. (Ryan Browne, Pete Woods)

Titan

Bloodbowl: More Guts, More Glory #1—Games Workshop’s ultra-violent fantasy tabletop riff on American Football comes to comics, and it’s as weird as that sounds. (Nick Kyme, Jack Jadson, Fabricio Guerra)


June

Marvel

Secret Empire: Brave New World #1—Now that the world knows Steve Rogers is the Supreme Leader of Hydra, Marvel’s heroes have to choose whether they’re going to join their old friend or stand up against his newfound fascist regime. (Paul Allor, Brian Level)

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Secret Empire: United #1—With the full support of Hydra behind him, Steve Rogers has managed to bring peace to the world. But when a group of mutants threaten to challenge his utopian world order, he decides to handle them personally. ( Jim Zub, Ario Anindito)

Secret Empire: Underground #1—Though Hydra’s rule of the world is almost entirely secure, a pocket of resistance has popped up from deep within the Rocky Mountains and they’re making their way to the Savage Land. (Jeremy Whitley, Eric Koda)

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1—With hordes of Chitauri making their way to earth, the Guardians are forced to seek out a weapon that might help them stop the endless waves of invaders. To get it, though, Star-Lord’s going to have to work with Yondu, who, you know, he hates. (Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, Danilo Beyruth)

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Edge of Venomverse #1—What if X-23, Wolverine’s clone, had come in contact with the Venom symbiote? What if she was the beginning of the all-new Venomverse? (Matthew Rosenberg, Roland Boschi)

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #1—Sometimes, you just need a good old fashioned Spider-Man story that’s all about Peter Parker climbing walls, fighting animal-themed bad guys, and making quippy puns. This is that story. (Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert)

Defenders #1—Danny, Luke, Jess, and Matt are back together again, stopping street-level crime as the Defenders. Of course, this catches the attention of the new Kingpin of New York City. (Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez)

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Iceman #1—Even though he’s one of the founding members of the X-Men, Bobby Drake’s got little in the way of a lasting legacy to show for it. Now that he’s got a second chance at life to redefine his future, as his younger self is working to prove himself again. (Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti)

DC

Dark Days: The Forge #1—Batman’s been hiding something from the other founding members of the Justice League, and if the Flash and Aquaman’s concerns are correct, Batman’s secret could have the power to destroy multiple universes. No biggie, though. (Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita Jr.)

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DC/Hanna-Barbera Specials—Get ready for a new wave of crossover shenaningans as DC’s greatest team up with some cartoon classics:

  • Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1—When Elmer Fudd has a random encounter with Batman, he slowly descends into an obsessive madness that leads the hunter to stalk the Dark Knight through the streets of Gotham. (Tom King, Lee Weeks)
  • Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special #1—After a lifetime of digging for gold in Yosemite, Sam finally manages to strike it right and, as the nouveau riche are wont to do, he hires a bodyguard to protect himself. Enter one Jonah Hex. (Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Texeira)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1—When the Legion of Super-Heroes try to pull an iconic hero from the 21st century, they unwittingly pull a superpowered rabbit out of their time-portal hat. (Sam Humphries, Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna)
  • Lobo/Road Runner Special #1—Sick and tired of never being able to catch and kill the Road Runner, Wile. E. Coyote hires Lobo to assassinate the speedy bird once and for all. (Bill Morrison, Kelley Jones)
  • Martian Manhunter/Marvin The Martian Special #1—Torn between his desire to save the earth and the guilt of having to defeat one of his own kind, the Martian Manhunter faces off with Marvin the Martian, who has decided that the earth must be destroyed. (Steve Orlando, Frank Barbere)
  • Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1—Wonder Woman has fought many mythical beasts and savage monster plucked right out of Greek legend but now she must face the dreaded Tasmanian Devil in an epic battle of swords and spit. (Tony Bedard, Barry Kitson)

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Crosswind #1—A Seattle housewife and a vicious hitman from Chicago suddenly switch bodies. Hilarity ensues. (Gail Simone, Cat Staggs)

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The Divided States of Hysteria #1—Set in a not-too-distant American future, the country is shaken to its core by a terrorist attack that fuels old racist fears and a public panic. (Howard Chaykin)

Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1—He’s a naked mountain man who fights evil bears in exchange for flapjacks, maple syrup, and revenge. (Jody Leheup, Sebastian Girner, Nil Vendrell, Mike Spicer)

Winnebago Graveyard #1—The first rule of traveling cross-country in a Winnebago is to never, ever let your Winnebago break down. The second rule: if your Winnebago does break down, try to make sure that it isn’t in a spooky town infested with murderous Satanists. (Steve Niles, Alison Sampson, Stephane Paitreau)

IDW

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1—Scifi’s always existed at the core of Jem’s adventures but Infinite takes her, the Holograms, and the Misfits to an alternate reality where Jem rules the world and Synergy technology is the source of her power. (Kelly Thompson, Stacey Lee)

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Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits: Infinite #1—Transported to a new world where Jem is literally the ruler of the planet with the help of an even more advanced version of Synergy, the Misfits find themselves faced with a much bigger foe. (Kelly Thompson, Jenn St. Onge)

Clue #1—Mr. Boddy invites Miss Scarlett, Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, and Professor Plum to his dinner party. And then he ends up dead. Who murdered him? (Paul Allor, Nelson Daniel)

The X-Files: Origins—Dog Days of Summer #1—Before they were the pair who dug into the X-Files, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were two precocious kids trying to solve mysteries near their homes. (Jody Houser, Matthew Dow Smith, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell)

Dark Horse

Bankshot #1—When you steal from the rich and give to the poor, does that make you a folk hero or a terrorist of epic proportions? Maybe both. (Alex De Campi, ChrisCross)

Boom! Studios

The Unsound #1—A nurse finds herself walking amongst demons after she flees a riot in the psychiatric ward and enters the hospital’s basement. (Cullen Bunn, Jack T. Cole)

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Bill & Ted Save The Universe #1—They’ve been to hell and back (literally), and now Bill and Ted are speeding across the universe to save every living being in the galaxy (literally). (Brian Joines, Bachan)

Valiant

Secret Weapons #1—Amanda McKee, the psiot known as Livewire, is still picking up the pieces of the world in the wake of Toyo Harada’s ultimate downfall. She’s on a mission to found a team with fellow enhanced individuals, secret weapons, like herself. (Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén, Patricia Martin)

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Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1—Sprawling as the Valiant Universe may be, Rai, the earth’s spiritual guardian has unearthed an ancient book detailing all of the planet’s history from the dawn of time to the present day. (Rafer Roberts, Francis Portela)


July

Marvel

Astonishing X-Men #1—An ancient foe has launched an assault on the most powerful minds in the Marvel universe, and only a rag-tag new team of X-Men can stand up to save the world. (Charles Soule, Jim Cheung)

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Spider-Men II #1—Peter Parker and Miles Morales team up once more to answer a bizarre question: just who is the Miles Morales of Earth-616? (Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli)

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1—Deadpool goes crazy again (moreso than usual) and sets off on a new quest to... you know. (Cullen Bunn, Dalibor Talajic)

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series #1—The comic based on the game based on the comic. Yup, weird as its sounds. (Fred Van Lente, Salva Espin)

DC

Dark Days: The Casting #1—Something big is coming to the DC universe, and the Joker’s chaotic influence has left Batman’s plans in tatters. Can the Dark Knight convince his closest allies to trust him before the DC universe faces its darkest hour? (Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, John Romita Jr., et al.)

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Batman ‘66/Legion of Superheroes #1—The caped crusader teams up with the heroes of the future for an all-new adventure. Holy time-travel paradox, Batman! (Lee Allred, Michael Allred)

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Moonstruck #1—In a world where fantastical animals live alongside humans (and do the same boring dead-end jobs they do), a young woman who can turn into a werewolf when angered teams up with her centaur best friend to uncover a magical conspiracy. (Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Kate Leth)

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Sacred Creatures #1—A young college graduate finds himself caught in a battle against a force threatening to split the worlds of fantasy and reality apart. (Klaus Janson, Pablo Raimondi)

Generation Gone #1—In a near future, three poor hackers and a scientist with a secretive plan find themselves getting superpowers that let them strike out against the injustices of modern America. (Ales Kot, André Lima Araújo)

IDW

Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor #1—The sinister machinations of Starscream put Rom and the Autobots on a collision course, with the only Cybertronian Spaceknight in the universe, Stardrive, caught in the middle. (John Barber, Christos Gage, Alex Milne)

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Diablo House #1—Inspired by the classic horror comics of years past, this new series follows the host of the titular house, a place where your dreams can come true... if you’re willing to pay a price. (Ted Adam, Santipérez)

Dread Gods #1—The gods of a fantasy world discover they’re actually the monsters of another post-apocalyptic one. (Ron Marz, Tom Raney, and Bart Sears)

Dark Horse

BRPD: The Devil You Know #1—Liz Sherman leads a crew of strange creatures through monster-infested ruins on a vital rescue mission. (Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Laurence Campbell)

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Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1—The dysfunctional magical girl team reunites in the wake of defeating one of their own, just in time to battle a horde of demons invading their home town. (Kevin Panetta, Paulina Ganucheau)

Boom! Studios

Go Go Power Rangers #1—What does a teenager with attitude do when they’re not saving the world as a Power Ranger? This new series explores the moments in-between the spandex-clad action of the earliest days of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. (Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora)

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Sisters of Sorrow #1—By night, the operaters of a non-profit women’s shelter don Nun’s habits and enact vigilante justice on the streets of L.A., drawing the ire of the LAPD’s anti-crime taskforce. (Kurt Sutter, Courtney Alameda, Hyeonjin Kim)

Valiant

Faith and the Future Force #1—Faith finds herself at the head of a cross-timeline taskforce created by the Timewalkers to stop a threat that promises to rip apart the strands of time itself. (Jody Houser, Steven Stegovia, and Barry Kitson)

Archie Comics

Your Pal Archie #1—The classic world of Archie and his pals returns in a new monthly series... with elements of its look inspired by its raunchy TV counterpart, Riverdale. (Dan Parent, Ty Templeton)

Dynamite

Green Hornet ‘66 Meets the Spirit—TV’s Green Hornet finds himself (and Kato, of course) on the adventure of a lifetime as he teams up with one of the greatest heroes of pulp fiction: the masked hero of legend, the Spirit! (Fred Van Lente, Bob Q, Travis Lanham)

Titan

Robotech #1—The beloved animated series heads to comics, with new adventures featuring Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, and other classic characters. (Brian Wood, Marco Turini)


To see every comic on its way over the next few months, both ongoing and new, head on over to Previews World. What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!

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