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 New Story Arcs, Notable #1s, and One-Shots premiering this upcoming New Comic Book Day, Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Storm #1, Marvel
STORM FACES THE BLOWBACK OF HER POWERS! ORORO MUNROE, A.K.A. STORM, has been a thief, a goddess and a leader of the X-MEN—and she’s just getting started! With her mutant ability to control the weather bolstered by her top-notch fighting skills, she’s a formidable opponent like no other (as CALLISTO of the MORLOCKS can attest)! But when an elemental power emerges near the XAVIER MANSION, it’ll take Storm to the limit of her powers and beyond! Get ready for an electrifying all-new series showcasing Storm’s days of rocking her mohawk and leading the X-Men, as she faces an ALL-NEW VILLAIN that will threaten to tear her apart from her team…and what she thought she knew about herself!
Dead by Daylight #1, Titan
When the rebellious FRANK crashes into the lives of JULIE, JOEY and SUSIE, together they’ll unleash bloody chaos onto the sleepy, dead-end town of Ormond. Witness the terrifying origins of THE LEGION.
Daredevil & Echo #1, Marvel
SOMETHING STIRS BENEATH HELL’S KITCHEN! For months, the bloodthirsty and demonic Demogoblin has been kidnapping children for reasons unknown. In this series, Daredevil and Echo discover why—as Demogoblin works to wake an ancient and powerful evil deep within the bowels of the city. Reunited at last with Echo, herself fresh from a brief time as the host of the Phoenix Force, it falls to Daredevil to stop Demogoblin and save not only the children, but everyone in New York!
City Boy #1, DC
First seen in Wildstorm 30th Anniversary Special and Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn, there’s a new Korean hero named…City Boy! Or at least, that’s the best translation of what the cities call him. City Boy, a.k.a. Cameron Kim, is just trying to make a living by using his powers of being able to speak to cities to find lost and hidden goods to pawn, and it’s only just enough to get by. And those abilities mean he hears everything everywhere all the time, including each city’s histories and the truths behind them. (It’s very loud in his head and something he has to live with.) As his powers get stronger, the cities start forming animal avatars from scraps in order to physically travel alongside him on his adventures. Of course, Gotham is a rat avatar made of city scraps, but what about Metropolis, Blüdhaven, Amnesty Bay, or even Themyscira? And not all cities are so kind…
Fury #1, Marvel
WHO IS S.C.O.R.P.I.O.? A glamorous rogue agent with a deadly secret lures Nick Fury into the action-thriller of a lifetime…HIS FATHER’S! Following the trail opens NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FURY FILES from the Howlin’ ’40s…the Swingin’ ’60s…and today! But it takes more than ONE Nick Fury to unlock a mystery decades in the making—and to answer the question…WHO IS S.C.O.R.P.I.O.?
Supermassive #1, Image
A doorway has opened. Beyond it lies the Holy Grail. Yes, that Holy Grail. But why are RADIANT BLACK, ROGUE SUN, and THE DEAD LUCKY all so desperate to get their hands on it-and who is the mysterious woman who stands in their way?
Massive-Verse architects KYLE HIGGINS, RYAN PARROTT, MELISSA FLORES & MAT GROOM are joined by superstar art team DANIELE DI NICUOLO & WALTER BAIAMONTE (Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, Seven Secrets) for a 50-page one-shot crossover event!
Vampirella vs. The Superpowers #1, Dynamite
BEING A SUPERHERO IS BLOODTHIRSTY WORK!
It’s full-throttle throwback action, courtesy of superstar writer Dan Abnett (Avengers, Warhammer) and red-hot artist Pasquale Qualano (DC Vs. Vampires)! Vampirella and her trusty sidekick Dyna Might have become superheroes, and are assigned to save a world that looks strangely similar to 1940s Earth, rife with crime and corruption, and two-fisted superheroes who don’t take kindly to meddling from interdimensional vampire aliens! Can Vampirella survive an onslaught of conflict from villains and heroes alike, all while solving a murder mystery and keeping her precocious sidekick alive?
Street Fighter 6 #1, UDON
American martial arts champion Ken Masters travels to the city-state of Naishal for a new fighting tournament, but he finds much more danger than he bargained for!
Notti & Nyce Red Sonja Vampirella #1, Dynamite
Someone has broken into Father’s secluded and secure Arctic base and stole his plans for a top-secret project called “The Bridge.” The thieves then used the “The Bridge” to escape his facility. To get the plans back, Father enlists his best operatives: Notti & Nyce. These 2 highly trained and deadly women will have to travel across various realities to retrieve these plans, but will encounter some resistance along the way. This resistance being Vampirella and Red Sonja. Can Notti & Notti survive these encounters and retrieve these plans before untold damage is done to the world?
Destiny, NY: Mystic Mafia #1, Black Mask
Lilith Aberdine is the last surviving daughter of a mystical crime family. She has spent her whole life running from her past, but now those old demons are finally catching up to her. She thought she was meant to be with former prophecy girl Logan McBride, but life has pulled them apart. Now, with Lilith in New York and Logan in California, will destiny reunite them or drive them further apart?
Fearless Dawn: Cold #1, Asylum Press
After the Battle of Alamo Prison (FD Chibi Finale), Fearless Dawn finds herself in a cold and desperate land. Events literally and figuratively go sideways in this latest installment of Fearless Dawn… and you should see what happens to One Eyed Hans! Fans of Dave Stevens, Betty Page, The Goon, and Good Girl/Bad Girl comics will love this book! Written and drawn in “landscape” format by artist and creator Steve Mannion. All told in glorious Black and White!
Sudden Death #1, Scout
Hank Kelly cannot die. With this revelation, he is catapulted into a world of fame and fortune that he hopes will repair his broken family. But detective Rosalind Lovejoy works to unravel the dark mystery truly behind Hank’s immortality.
Drexler #1, Scout
NONSTOP. Welcome to Marvin, an isolated town at the edge of nowhere. Local sheriff Cara Ramon is facing a crisis with the discovery of three slaughtered girls and another missing. As local tensions boil, she reaches out to the only person she knows capable of stopping the massacre, town outcast and local monster, her half-brother, Drexler. However, Drexler brings with him a powder keg of his own problems that could threaten to destroy them all. Regardless, there is something sinister stalking the woods in the darkness and nobody is safe. Sometimes it takes a monster to kill something worse…
Impossible Jones / Holly Daze #1, Scout
Impossible Jones (a thief pretending to be a hero) and Holly Daze (a former hero, now a thief) join up for a Girls’ Night Out of drinking, dancing… and danger! With Holly’s ex, Krampus, lurking in the shadows, Imp learns that sometimes the only thing harder than being enemies-is being friends! Added bonus: first glimpse into the secret Dark Files being kept on Impossible Jones and other crime-fighters and criminals in New Hope City!
Tomorrow Girl #1, Antarctic Press
Tomorrow Girl finds herself in a dystopian world where somewhere in the past, a superhero from the Golden Age went evil! Now she must travel to the past to confront this hero and make things right for her world. But will she be able to defeat a being whose powers are every bit as mighty as her own?
We Are Scarlet Twilight #1, Red 5
It’s 1938, and time to meet our hero-Captain Lancet. He’s a Golden Age All-American crime buster who’s about to accidentally create the world’s greatest villain. He’ll need to adjust to a strange new world-one that resembles Fritz Lang’s Metropolis with some cyberpunk dystopia sprinkled in-if he wants to overthrow the totalitarian vampire cult that now dominates the world!
Mullet Cop: License To Krill #1, Scout
Seafood restaurant owner/ aspiring scientist Bob Duncan decided having a successful business was not enough and attempted to improve his recipes by combining his own DNA with shrimp. When one of his lab experiments goes wrong, he turns into Shrimp Man and causes havoc in one of the food courts. Mullet Cop is taken in to infiltrate the scene with a battle-hardened S.W.A.T team. But even they are no match for the merciless crustacean. Presented in a special shrimp-sized 5×5 Format!
Far South: Crooks, Pimps & Gauchos #1, Fair Square Comics
An arid and wild land, cut off from the world. Tough and hot blooded men. Crime. Alcohol. Revenge: This is where the taciturn Montoya runs a bar. A bar where the worst scoundrels in the area come to settle their differences or talk about their setbacks.
Feeder #1, Sumerian Comics
Lee Kidd was the most famous action movie hero of the 80s… but he’s fallen on hard times. With his life in a downward spiral, Kidd has become a shadow of his former self, turning to a life of crime as an enforcer for a local crime boss. But when he’s given a new job, can he bring himself to complete it, or is he being given a chance to change his ways?
Nouns: Nountown #1, Titan
Nouns DAO presents a new sensational mini series by writer David Leach (Psycho Gran) and artist Danny Schlitz. A deeply moving coming-of-age drama about a small-town thimble salesman caught up in a politically-charged espionage caper involving a stolen atom bomb, a signed picture of the pope, and a man with a fox for a head.
Hope #1, Source Point Press
Julie Lavelle’s superhero identity has been revealed, her daughter has been taken from her, her home has been destroyed, and she finds herself the target of villains and the media alike. Now, her husband is awakening from a coma… but will it make things better or worse?
Omega Gang #1, Scout
Gab, Luna, Adham, and Ama are a group of friends who call themselves the “Omega Gang,” as a way of expressing the hopelessness of their lives and their generation. It’s the beginning of summer, and quite unexpectedly, they discover a set of mysterious eggs that shake them from their usual Gen Z depression. This is a big deal! And they’ll have to figure out what to do with them soon-but are they gonna be ready for what is about to emerge from those shells?
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