One of the hardest and most frustrating things about finding new comics to read and enjoy is finding a good jumping on point. It can be confusing and disheartening to pick up a single issue from the middle of an arc without having the context of the previous chapters.
With that in mind, here are some titles kicking off new story arcs and a few interesting #1’s premiering this upcoming New Comic Book Day, Wednesday, June 02, 2021.
The Amazing Spider-Man # 67, Marvel
‘Chameleon Conspiracy, Part One
In the wake of King’s Ransom, Spidey’s journey takes a BIG turn. The revelation of Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: King’s Ransom was huge, but you don’t understand half of what it actually means. But you should know that the Chameleon is making his biggest play ever as Chameleon Conspiracy begins here!’
Deep Beyond #5, Image
‘New Story Arc
The crew is exploring the secret underwater facility they arrived at, but it seems there is still no trace of Pam… What’s the mystery behind this place? How will they be able to find Pam?
But there is more! What is that strange “structure” they came across? So many questions, one certainty: they cannot afford to let their guard down…’
Batman The Adventures Continue Season Two #1, DC
‘Gotham City is changing. After Mayor Hill is killed by a mysterious assailant, Batman finds himself tracking down an ancient order that’s long been buried under the streets of Gotham: the Court of Owls. But what does this group have to gain from the death of Mayor Hill, and how can Deadman help the Dark Knight?’
Commanders in Crisis #9, Image
‘New Story Arc
Frontier has journeyed from the birthplace of ideas to the dawn of civilization, all to find a way to resurrect empathy… but what if resurrection was never what we needed? Frontier and Originator dive right into that question in a face off with Doctor Dracula as the Extinction Society begins its final push… to kick us all off the edge and into destruction – the Revenge Regiment strikes!’
Crush & Lobo #1, DC
‘In case anyone was wondering, Crush is doing just fine, actually. Sure, she recently walked away from her classmates at the Roy Harper Titans Academy and effectively quit being a Teen Titan in a blaze of glory. And okay, her relationship with her too-good-to-be-true girlfriend Katie is kind of on the rocks, if you want to get all technical about it.
Oh, and she recently found out Lobo’s in space jail, but that’s cool, because he’s the worst. Okay, maybe Crush has some stuff, but that doesn’t mean she’s gonna do anything about it, like actually go to space and confront her dad and all her problems, because everything is fine. . . Right?’
Notable #1’s Also Dropping This Week:
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, Marvel
At war for the greatest prize of all: Han Solo! The hunt begins! Nobody. Steals. From Boba Fett! The notorious bounty hunter will not stop until he gets what’s rightfully his. For the thief, no corner of the galaxy is safe. Good thing for them that the Rebel Alliance, The Empire and every bounty hunter in the galaxy is standing in Boba’s way. With a last-page reveal that will blow this Death Star-sized story wide open, Issue #1 is just the beginning.
The biggest crossover in Star Wars history will continue raging through the pages of the War of the Bounty Hunters event miniseries and tie-in to Star Wars, Doctor Aphra, Darth Vader, and Bounty Hunters through October. Only one hunter will be left standing, and the Star Wars galaxy will never be the same!’
The Nice House On The Lake #1, DC
‘Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter—well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice?
With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics — now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!’
Murder Hobo: Big Floppy Edition #1, Scout
‘In the Lands of High Adventure, brave bands of heroes undertake dangerous quests in search of fame and fortune. The exploits of these fearless explorers, who dare delve into the deepest of dungeons, will be sung about by the bards for eons.
This is not their story. No, this is a tale of what happens when well-intentioned groups of would-be adventurers recruit the wrong kind of “hero,” the dreaded Murder Hobo. This oversized prestige Big Floppy edition collects Murder Hobo Broken, Beaten and Buggered and All Inn at The Dragon’s Shaft.’
Everfrost #1, Black Mask Studios
‘Van Louise retired to the ice coast so she could quietly find a way off planet from a world on the wrong side of societal collapse.
She biohacks a dead leviathan to orchestrate passage away into the universe, but her plans are about to get chewed up by a mounting war between the Warlords – violent gatekeepers for the global ruling party – and the Bloom – those who risk extinction living out on the water – as well as a family reunion with her son who she hasn’t seen since he died in her arms when he was a child.’
Apex Legends: Overtime #1, Dark Horse
‘The Legends from the battle royale video game find themselves pulled together to rescue the city from Mad Scientists, brutal assassins, and the sudden and sinister grip of the Syndicate, a corrupt cabal attempting to “fix” arena outcomes in their favor. Will the Legends hold up to their celebrity status and be the heroes Solace needs?’
Cherry Blackbird #1, Scout
‘Rockstar Cherry Blackbird sold her soul for fame. Now at the age of 26, time is running short. The day she turns 27, she’ll be dragged to Hell. But Cherry is not one to go quietly. The Devil tasks her with collecting seven demonic souls that have escaped the Abyss. If she can do this before her next birthday, she’ll be released from her infernal pact and spared eternal damnation. Heaven help anyone who gets in her way!’
Basilisk #1, BOOM! Studios
‘Who Can Stop The Chimera?
Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorized small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake.
Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt.
Until now… when a victim from her past forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind.’
Moths #1, Artists, Writers, And Artisans Inc.
‘Emily Kai has immense power inside her. However, the moment she taps into it a clock starts. She will have only six months to live. As Emily enters into this journey, she contemplates how to use her gifts to bring beauty into the world in the limited time she has to use them.’
The Worst Dudes #1, Dark Horse
‘The book so dirty it’ll turn your other comics yellow! A dirty cop, a drugged-up back-up dancer, and an angsty adolescent god; the absolute worst dudes in the galaxy are on a raunch-filled hunt for a missing pop star. It’s a hilarious, aggressively weird, willfully vulgar detective story from noted reprobates Aubrey Sitterson and Tony Gregori.
-Heavy metal with a humorous bent.
-For Mature Readers.’
The Conjuring: The Lover #1, Dark Horse
‘The terrifying debut of the tie-in to The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It begins here, with a story that’s bursting at the seams with clues about the new film.
Meet Jessica. Jessica just returned to her freshman year of college after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched.
She soon comes to realize that something evil made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip.
But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly normal college freshman? Read this nerve-racking tale, creepily crafted by Conjuring screenwriter David L. Johnson-McGoldrick and Rex Ogle with heart-stopping art from Garry Brown and chill-inducing covers by Bill Sienkiewicz, to find out!’
Out of Body #1, AfterShock
‘When Dan Collins wakes to find his life hanging by a thread, he must use his astral projection to discover who tried to kill him. Who is the beautiful mystic who tries to help him? Why does August Fryne want Dan’s soul – and what does it have to do with a demon who seems to be Do-rian Gray? A weird, occult detective thriller about life, death – and whatever lies in between.’