Jumping On: New Story Arcs Kicking Off On March 23, 2022

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, Notable #1s, and One-Shots premiering this upcoming New Comic Book Day, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. 

 

New Story Arcs:

Robin #12, DC

‘Demon versus detective! The Lazarus Tournament is over, and Damian returns to Gotham a changed hero! But there is one last opponent he might fight to the death…himself. This lead-in issue to the epic Shadow War event is one you dare not miss!’

Task Force Z #6, DC

‘Secret-origin issue, baby! Task Force Z #5 was quite the disaster for Bane and Jason, huh? Let’s give those two a minute to sort out their lives and travel back to the very beginnings of the team: where the black market Lazarus trade has just begun, and Two-Face makes a call that heywaitaminute this is going to inform the current story, isn’t it?’

Red Sonja #7, Dynamite

‘New arc, new jumping-on point for readers! The adventures of Red Sonja and Sitha in a world full of threats and dangers have only just begun. Now the bond between the two has become deeper and more special, but are their problems really solved? A new, deadly threat looms, and the mother/daughter connection may not be enough to quell the evil ahead and the power within…’

 

Notable #1s and One-Shots:

Venom: Lethal Protector #1, Marvel

‘DEMONS OCCULTATUM

AN EPIC RETURN! Before Carnage and space gods, clones and toxins, and the revelation that he was a father, Eddie Brock was a down-on-his-luck reporter who had tried to take his own life and been saved by an extraterrestrial alien. This all-new story set in the character’s earliest days welcomes Venom co-creator David Michelenie back into the symbiote hive with open arms, as he and rising star Ivan Fiorelli unite to tell a new, horrifying tale that not only revisits the wicked web-slinger’s past, but hints at what’s to come in his future!’

Rogues #1, DC

‘Ten years ago, the Rogues disbanded and went their separate ways. But time hasn’t been kind to the former blue-collar super-criminals. Caught in an endless cycle of prison, rehab, dead-end jobs, broken relationships, probation, and bottomless restitution fees, the Rogues are sick of paying for their crimes. Luckily, Captain Cold has a plan. One last job that will leave them all richer than their wildest dreams and free from their past…if they can survive. The Rogues plan to steal the world’s largest stockpile of undocumented, untraceable gold. But to pull off this heist, they’ll need to head into the heart of Gorilla City and rob Gorilla Grodd himself, a super-villain now turned ruthless boss of the largest crime syndicate on Earth. This DC Black Label series presents the Rogues as you’ve never seen them before, taking on a neo-noir heist guaranteed to make readers’ blood run cold.’

We Have Demons #1, Dark Horse

‘Since the very dawn of man, legends have been told of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. Lam Lyle, a woman of science, dismissed these stories as just that-fiction. But when the loss of a loved one leads to the discovery of a hulking, benevolent demon named Hellvis, Lam realizes that her life is about to undergo a dire new direction. With a newfound partner and awesome powers now at her disposal, our hero suddenly finds herself thrust into a climactic war of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance . . .’

Wolverine: Patch #1, Marvel

‘RETURN TO MADRIPOOR WITH THE MAN CALLED PATCH! ALL-NEW action, intrigue and espionage awaits you as legendary creator Larry Hama returns with a story set before his original run on WOLVERINE! The mutant known as LOGAN has made a name for himself on the mysterious island of MADRIPOOR, where the locals know him as PATCH. From their haunt at the PRINCESS BAR, what starts as a simple recon mission lands PATCH and ARCHIE knee-deep in a paramilitary struggle that will surface some SURPRISE REVELATIONS and characters! And is that NICK FURY, DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D.? Yes, two patches for the price of one! A must-have for long-standing readers, and a welcome entry point for new readers of WOLVERINE!’

Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1, IDW

‘When Rita Repulsa uses an ancient artifact to transport herself to a universe without Power Rangers, she finds herself in a world with aliens, kaiju, and… Godzilla! Hoping to annihilate this new foe, Rita hurls her own terrible creatures into battle. But she never expects that the Rangers have followed her to this alternate reality, pitting the Dinozords themselves head-to-head with the King of the Monsters!’

Demon Days: Blood Feud #1, Marvel

‘THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE DEMON DAYS SAGA! At the end of the road, Mariko Yashida finally meets the one who’s been hunting her: a silver-clad swordswoman named Ogin, who’s also Mariko’s sister! Will Mariko have to cross blades with her own flesh and blood, or will Ogin’s giant, green bodyguard smash Mariko to pieces first? The stakes are high and the emotions are higher in this epic conclusion to the DEMON DAYS SAGA by Stormbreaker Peach Momoko!’

Trial of the Amazons: Wonder Girl #1, DC

‘TRIAL OF THE AMAZONS, PART FOUR

As Diana’s hands become tied from pursuing her investigation, she recruits a former ally to help her cause…Cassie Sandsmark! As Wonder Girl begins to question the Amazons, Yara Flor joins the Contest hoping to reconnect with the memory of her lost mother. Meanwhile, the evils behind Doom’s Doorway grow restless as tensions boil in the world above!

CONTINUED FROM WONDER WOMAN #785. | CONTINUED IN WONDER WOMAN #786.’

Ghost Cage #1, Image

‘This ALL-NEW, EXTRA-LENGTH LIMITED SERIES teams artistic dynamo DRAGOTTA with rising-star writer CALEB GOELLNER (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures). When his megacorp power plant falls under attack by terrorists, the super-scientist who revolutionized and controls all energy on Earth sends his ultimate creation (and an adequate employee) in to destroy his most monstrous secrets.’

Stranger Things: Kamchatka #1, Dark Horse

‘A Russian scientist is kidnapped by Soviet troops, leaving nothing for his two teenage children but a mysterious case and a whole lot of questions. While their father is dragooned into weaponizing a monster brought back from the US, the two teenagers embark on a harrowing and perilous journey to find him, with help from an unlikely ally: an old bad@$$ KGB spy.’

Tales Told in Technihorror – Season 2 #1, Scout

‘Black Caravan Imprint: Tales Told in TechniHorror returns for a second season! Continuing the trend of jumping between sub-genres of horror effortlessly, season 2 includes tales from the dark ages, the wild west, a nod to 80’s slashers, and classic horror comics of the 60’s and 70’s, before finishing on a meta story about a comic book artist. All whilst giving it the unique TechniHorror spin. Includes a mini pinup gallery of horrors.’

Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1, Dark Horse

‘It’s been a hell of a week for Jerri Bartman. She lost her job, crashed her car, took the only gig available hosting the midnight monster show, and . . . oh yeah-dismembered a zombie. No big deal. Now, to protect the people she loves, she’s going to have to take a crash course in monster hunting. And quickly-a vengeful vampire just booked a first-class flight into town.’

Armorclads #1, Valiant

‘Explore a brand new corner of the Valiant Universe!

In a distant solar system, advanced mechs known as Armorclads are used to fight wars and build worlds. On Xeru, genetically engineered workers live out their short lives mining a valuable mineral called The Pure in construction-class mechs known as Ironclads. When one of their own is killed, the Ironclads’ world is turned upside down and they defy their oppressors. Along the way, they’ll discover they’re embroiled in a mystery dating back centuries that could change the world forever-as long as they band together.’

Pentagram of Horror #1, Scout

‘Black Caravan Imprint: Pentagram of Horror is a new horror anthology with each issue being a stand-alone story. ‘My Own Hell’ explores the anxiety, self-doubts, and profound desire for recognition endured by every creative. In this tale, when the desire for worldly acclaim becomes all-consuming, it leads a young man to part with that which he should have prized most dearly. All too late, he finds that a blind pursuit of recognition can strip its victim of their physical and mental health, and sometimes… even their very souls.’

STRGRL #1, Behemoth

‘The cosmic organization known as STRGRL no longer exists. As enemy forces continue to threaten the integrity of the galaxy as a whole, a group known as the Moon Gang, formed by 4 general stargirls from the moons of Jupiter intercepts the enemy.’

Beyond the Beyond #1, Scout

‘Nova Vega is a teenage idealist who resides on a mining colony run by the oppressive Omni corporation. Nova is disenchanted by her prospects of entering the Omni Mining Academy, for she’d much rather be out exploring the stars like her parents before her. We are also introduced to Sirius Vega, Nova’s older brother and guardian, who picks her up after she’s thrown out of class for insubordination. When an argument between the siblings goes too far, Nova enacts her long awaited plan to escape the min.’

Black Hops: U.S.A. G.I.: Hopocalypse Now #1, Antarctic Press

adiated rabbit commando U.S.A.-*-G.I. is back for more high-stakes military action! Tasked with infiltrating a castle crawling with enemy soldiers, the Black Hops special mission force of U.S.A.-*-G.I., Patriot-R, Rigor-Tortoise, and their human handler, Penelope Freling, will have to fight their way to a rematch with the mercenary Hare Trigger. But the insidious mastermind Apex Moth may be working more angles than the heroes suspect!’

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