Jumping On: New Story Arcs Kicking Off On June 9, 2021

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 9, 2021. 

New Arcs:

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #13, Marvel Comics

‘Showdown on Smuggler’s Moon. 

The Wookiee always Wins! Hot on the trail of Boba Fett, Valance and Dengar run into a rather large obstacle—the mighty Chewbacca! Will T’Onga escape the trap set by a mysterious organization out to upend the underworld? And who is the figure in the shadows hunting them all?!

War of the Bounty Hunters Tie-In.’

Oblivion Song #31, Image Comics

‘The Kuthaal have invaded, and Earth is not prepared! Los Angeles, Paris, and Hong Kong are experiencing three separate transference events! Nathan Cole may be the only person capable of standing up to the Kuthaal forces, but will he be enough? This is the beginning of the end as we march toward our FINAL issue!’

Notable #1’s Dropping This Week:

DC Pride #1, DC Comics

‘DC celebrates Pride Month with nine all-new stories starring fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, Extraño, Batwoman, Aqualad, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Future State Flash, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and many more!

This anthology will also feature:

The thrilling introduction of new hero DREAMER in the DCU (as seen on The CW’s Supergirl)!
A pinup gallery with art by Travis Moore, Kris Anka, Kevin Wada, Sophie Campbell, Nick Robles, and more!
Six exciting new profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them!’

Heroes Reborn: Night-Gwen #1, Marvel Comics

‘INTRODUCING: NIGHTBIRD! By day, Dr. Gwendolyn Stacy is Ravencroft Asylum’s leading psychiatrist. But by night, she dons the guise of the vigilante known as Nightbird! But how did this happen? Why did this happen? And what does Kyle Richmond, the Nighthawk, have to do with it? There may not be any time to find out, because Nightbird must hunt down a new killer called the Jackal!’

Secret Land #1, Dark Horse Comics

‘Hitler’s dead. Ben and Katherine are supposed to be together, happy. Instead, Ben fights the war in the Pacific with the reckless heroism of one who believes his fiancée killed in action. Yet, Katharine lives, undercover and about to arrive at the Third Reich’s last bastion. Something is waiting for her there, for all of them, and it is hungry.’

Transformers Annual 2021 #1, IDW 

‘Light/Star. Vigilem, an ancient force, a Cybertronian Titan, a seemingly unstoppable engine, broke the tether between Cybertron and its moon. Lodestar remains the only other active Titan and, together with her cityspeaker, Lightbright, has been tasked with bringing Vigilem home or taking him down. When Vigilem flees to a colony run by Thunderwing and his lackeys, Lightbright, Lodestar, and the Technobots will have to go on the most dangerous mission of their lives in pursuit of the Titan!’

DIE!NAMITE Lives! #1, Dynamite Comics

‘The hit series returns, cuz you can’t kill a never-ending army of zombies…you can only hope to beat the $%&# out of them! After tragically losing their first Chosen One against the zombie plague, Vampirella, Miss Fury, and what remains of the Project Superpowers look for a new savior — but Ash Williams is an even more reluctant Deadite hunter than usual! This time, the Army of Darkness has ray guns, super powers and a brilliant new general: Evil Sonja, who takes her role of Queen of Hel quite seriously!’

Cherry Blackbird #1, Scout Comics

‘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!’

The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #1, Skybound Entertainment

‘The world’s most unlikable action star has been found dead, and his previous TV sidekicks are looking to solve the mystery. But how can you catch a murderer when almost everyone hated the victim? Now these sidekicks are going to learn what it means to be the stars of the show…that is, if any of them survive the Stuntman War! 

For fans of Chew and Assassin Nation comes a new action-mystery series from Eisner Award nominees Chris Schweizer and Kyle Starks.’

White #1, Black Mask Studios

‘The team that asked, “What if only Black people had superpowers?” is back with the sequel to the critically acclaimed series, BLACK. It’s been three years since the world learned only Black people have superhuman abilities, and the United States has responded by electing Theodore Mann to the presidency. The only person standing in the way of his policies to control empowered Blacks are Kareem Jenkins and his allies.’

W.E.B. of Spider-Man #1, Marvel

‘Peter Parker. Spider-Man. Scientist. Troublemaker? Thanks to none other than Tony Stark, a new scientific research station for the teenage heroes of the Marvel Universe has just been completed—and Spider-Man just got an invitation to join! Working alongside some of your favorite faces from the MU and a whole bunch of awesome new gadgets, and with Iron Man keeping an eye on the them, surely everything’s going to go great for the heroes, right? …Right? Face front, True Believers, and treat yourself to this first issue in an adventure of the WORLDWIDE ENGINEERING BRIGADE!’

Bunny Mask #1, AfterShock Comics

‘A new horror series from the creator of the Eisner-nominated Colder!

Sealed in a cave before the dawn of man, released by a crazed madman, Bunny Mask walks our world once more. But for what dark purpose does she use her unnatural powers? And what’s her connection to Bee Foster, a young girl murdered by her father fourteen years ago? In order to save his life – and his sanity – one man will have to discover the truth of what waits behind the mask.

Writer Paul Tobin and artist Andrea Mutti unleash an eons old legend upon an unsuspecting world – one that’ll make your most horrific nightmare feel like a walk in the park!’

Heroes Reborn: Squadron Savage #1, Marvel Comics

‘Elektra leads a team of the world’s deadliest heroes and villains, with all of reality hanging in the balance!

There are some threats that require a more savage approach than the Squadron Supreme of America can offer. For those missions, the Department of Defense has put together a team consisting of Elektra, the Punisher, Crossbones, Cloak and the enigmatic Murder Hornet. They must fight their way through a team of super-powered terrorists known as the Redeemers—if they don’t kill one another first! Prepare for twists, turns, double crosses and action aplenty!’

 

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