Getting into reading and collecting comics can seem difficult to the newcomer. Here are some first issues to use as possible starting points.
The following is a list of first issues, one shots and stepping on points to be released in August 2016. Schedules change and they may not all be released in August (or sometimes at all). While first issues are more likely to be new reader friendly, that is not always the case and no guarantees are made.
Publishers: Aazurn Publishing; Action Lab Entertainment (including Danger Zone); Aftershock Comics; American Gothic Press; American Mythology Productions; Amryl Entertainment; Antarctic Press; Bliss On Tap; Boom! Studios; Boundless Comics; Cosmic Times; Dark Horse Comics; DC Comics; Dynamite Entertainment; 4Five1 Media; Heavy Metal Magazine; Hermes; IDW Publishing; Image Comics; Joe Books; Lion Forge; Marvel Entertainment Group; Oni Press; Overground Comics; Red 5 Comics; Rothic Comics; Space Goat Publishing; Titan Comics; Valiant Entertainment; Zenescope Entertainment.
- Ancient Dreams #1 [Rothic]
- Animosity #1 [Aftershock]
- Battlestar Galactica (vol 3) #1 [Dynamite] Based on the 70s TV series.
- Blood & Dust #1 [Action Lab/Danger Zone] Mature Readers.
- But Like Maybe... #1 [Bliss On Tap]
- Dishonored #1 (of 4) [Titan] Mature Readers.
- Evil Ernie: Godeater #1 [Dynamite]
- 4001AD: War Mother #1 [Valiant] VH3 universe.
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Van Helsing vs Frankenstein #1 (of 5) [Zenescope] Leisel Van Helsing, Frankenstein's Monster crossover.
- Hardcore Akan #1 [Bliss On Tap]
- Harley Quinn #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Kill or Be Killed #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Kulipari: Heritage #1 [Red 5] Set after the Netflix animated series: Kulipari: Army of Frogs, based on the book of the same name.
- Jeff Steinberg: Champion of the Earth #1 [Oni] Mature Readers.
- Lady Killer 2 #1 [Dark Horse]
- Marvel Tsum Tsum #1 (of 4) [Marvel] Marvel Universe/based on the toy.
- Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook #1 (of 5) [Titan] Based on the novel.
- Skip to the End #1 [Heavy Metal]
- Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Originial #1 [Boom!] Prequel to the TV series.
- Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Three O'Clock Club #1 (of 4) [Lionforge]
- All-Star Batman #1 [DC] Re-imagined Batman.
- Atoll #1 [Heavy Metal] Mature Readers.
- Atomic Robo & the Temple of Od #1 [IDW]
- Black Monday Murders #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Blue Hour #1 [Action Lab]
- Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Island 731 #1 (of 6) [American Gothic] Based on the novel.
- NVRLND #1 (of 4) [4Five1] Modernised Peter Pan.
- Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Superwoman #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Backstagers #1 (of 8) [Boom!]
- Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Briggs Land #1 [Dark Horse]
- Broken Moon: Legends of the Deep #1 (of 4) [American Gothic] Second Broken Moon arc.
- Demonic #1 (of 6) [Image] Mature Readers.
- Devil Dogs: Dogs & Glory #1 [American Mythology]
- Generation Zer0 #1 [Valiant] VH3 universe.
- Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 (of 5) [IDW] Based on the film monster.
- ReincarNate #1 [Heavy Metal] Mature Readers.
- Suicide Squad #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Superf*ckers Forever #1 (of 5) [IDW] Mature Readers.
- Supergirl: Rebirth #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Three Stooges: Red, White & Stooge #1 [American Mythology]
- Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Deathstroke #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Flesh of White #1 [Cosmic Times]
- The Hellblazer #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Jackboot and Irönheel # 1 (of 4) [IDW]
- Kingsway West #1 [Dark Horse]
- Lake of Fire #1 [Image] Mature Readers.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1 [Boom!] Based on the TV series.
- The Pirates of the Caribbean #1 [Joe Books] Based on the Disney movies and ride.
- Six Pack and Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin' Heroz #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- TMNT Universe #1 [IDW]
- X-Files: Origins #1 [IDW] Prequel to the TV series.
- Aftermath: Big Clean #1 [Heavy Metal] Mature Readers.
- Amazing World of Gumball 2016 Grab Bag Special #1 [Boom!] Based on the animated series.
- Cavewoman: Trouble For Two #1 (of 1) [Amryl]
- Dark Tales From the Vokesverse #1 [American Mythology]
- Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #1 [Titan] Based on the TV series.
- Duck Avenger #1 [IDW] Based on the Donald Duck alter-ego.
- DC Comics Bombshells Annual #1 [DC] Reimagined WWII DC Universe.
- Eden's Fall #1 [Image/Top Cow] Tithe/Postal/Think Tank crossover.
- Eternal Descent: Sirian #1 (of 1) [Space Goat]
- Evil Dead 2: Dead Ones Rising #1 (of 3) [Space Goat] Based on the movie.
- Gotham Academy Annual #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Apocalypse #1 (of 5) [Zenescope] Robyn Hood, Hellchild, Cinderella, Marion Quin crossover.
- Indie Comics #1 [Aazurn] Anthology. Mature Readers.
- Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me #1 (of 5) [IDW] Based on the novel.
- Jungle Fantasy: Ivory #1 [Boundless] Mature Readers.
- Monty the Dinosaur #1 [Action Lab]
- Primordium #1 [Overground]
- Rebel #1 [Joe Books] Based on the upcoming TV series. Mature Readers.
- Sentient #1 [Hermes]
- Staring Sonia Devereaux #1 [American Mythology]
- Steam Wars #1 [Antarctic]
- Suicide Squad: War Crime Special #1 [DC] DC Universe.
- Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1 [Dark Horse]
This blog is an attempt to help those new to comics understand them more. If anything needs clarifying, please comment.