Comic Book Curious

New Comic Book Day #1s (X-Men, Justice League, Mamo, Blacks Myth)

July 14, 2021

Every Wednesday a new wave of comics fills the shelves of your local store. No doubt, it’s exciting but it can be extremely overwhelming as well, especially if you’re a fan who’s just wading into the comic book waters. It is with this thinking that we have created this weekly feature to spotlight some just released first issues that are great starting points for new and classic series.

A vibrant pastel colored of image of woman looking over shoulder

Credit: Ahoy Comics

Blacks Myth (Ahoy Comics)

Writer: Eric Palicki, Artist: Wendell Cavalcanti

This new horror/noir series focuses on a werewolf PI and her Djinn assistant as they search for origins of mysterious silver bullets. Blending the neon detective storytelling of Miami Vice with classic monster tropes makes this title fit in with the eclectic genre blending catalog from up and coming publisher Ahoy.

Two girls and a black cat climb a tall tree

Credit: Ahoy Comics

Mamo (Boom Studios)

Writer/Artist: Sas Miledge

This stunning new fantasy tale tells the story of Orla, a young witch who must return to her hometown following the death of her grandmother to mend the rift between the human townsfolk and the magical inhabitants. This is a book focusing on legacy, community and mending the lines that separate people.

A portrait of the Justice League assembled

Credit: DC Comics

Justice League Infinity (DC Comics)

Writer: J.M. Dematteis & James Tucker, Artist: Ethen Beavers

Picking up where the much beloved animated series Justice League Unlimited left off, this new series hails from two of the show’s best writers. The battle for the throne of Apokolips has arrived on Earth and the Justice League is caught in the middle of it. This series follows up the hugely successful Batman: The Adventures Continue and returns to the animated DC Universe so many readers grew up watching.

X Men by Marvel Comics

Credit: Marvel Comics

X-Men (Marvel Comics)

Writer: Gerry Duggan, Artist: Pepe Larraz

The start of a new X-Men series is always a huge deal in comics. Spinning out of the very popular Jonathan Hickman run, we find our favorite mutants still living on the living island Krakoa fighting for their home and the fate of the world. This new book will continue to follow superheroes who protect people even if they fear and hate them.

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