New Number Ones: New Comics Series Coming in June 2022

Summer is just around the corner, and there are excellent new comics series coming in June! We have compiled an alphabetical list with cover art and the official solicitation text from the publishers of some of the cool new comics that are coming out this month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

This month we spotlight books from the usual suspects: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, AfterShock Comics, Image Comics, Boom! Studios, Mad Cave Studios, Ahoy Comics, Vault Comics,  Dark Horse Comics, and Scout Comics.

It’s a FIVE-WEDNESDAY MONTH; so, we have five glorious weeks of new comics. The bulk of the new releases are in the middle weeks with the first and last being very light with new series.

We will bring you reviews of these debut issues as they come out, and don’t forget to use the comments section to let us know what you think of this list.

You will find the books listed below in the order of when they are released.

Week of 6/1/22
Week of 6/8/22
Week of 6/15/22
Week of 6/22/22
Week of 6/92/22

Week of June 1

The Closet #1
Image Comics
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Gavin Fullerton & Chris O’Halloran
Cover Art by Fullerton

Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. His son, Jamie, is seeing monsters in the bedroom closet and will not let them go. A tale of existential familial horror by JAMES TYNION IV and GAVIN FULLERTON.

Release Date: June 1, 2022

PCS NOTES: The current reigning master of horror comic storytelling is at it again. We are intrigued by this book. 

Code 45 #1
Scout Comics
Written by Benjamin Hunting
Art by Joe Ng

There are dragons lurking in the tunnels beneath Montreal’s city streets – at least that’s the rumor that confronts new metro driver Vanessa. Terrified by these mysterious and horrifying apparitions, the night shift turns to self-medication, losing the ability to tell the difference between reality and fantasy. Pulled in deep by the underground raves that blast through the system’s abandoned stations, Vanessa quickly finds herself on the verge of crossing into a dark world she never knew existed.

Release Date: June 1, 2022

PCS NOTES: This is an ominous solicitation, and we are interested in checking it out.

New Think #1
AWA / Upshot Studios
Written by Gregg Hurwitz
Art by Mike Deodato
Cover Art by Rahzzah

This Black Mirror-style anthology examines the rapid proliferation of technology, the cultural and political polarization of the country, and the technocrats that have driven us to such extremes of thought that we need to present the present as something…futuristic. Each of the five issues is a stand-alone tale with its own art team

Release Date: June 1, 2022

PCS NOTES: I am intrigued by the rotating art concept in this series and Gregg Hurwitz’s return to comics.

Week of June 8

Afterschool #1
Skybound / Image Comics
Written by Justin Benson & Aaron Morehead
Art by Greg Hinkle & Giovanna Niro
Cover Art by Veronica Fish

Morals have eroded. Your kids are out of control. Skybound’s new horror anthology is going to teach those teens a lesson.

In the debut issue, JUSTIN BENSON & AARON MOREHEAD and GREG HINKLE present a standalone cautionary tale soaked in blood and tears.

Nora’s anxiety prevented her from approaching high school with any degree of confidence—that is, until she adopted Janie, an emotional support dog with a winning smile and a killer secret. But just how far will Nora go to keep her new life?

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: This looks like killer fun!

Aquaman: Andromeda #1
DC Comics
Written by Ram V
Art by Christian Ward
Cover Art by Ward

Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something…else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that structure seems to be…waking up. The crew of the experimental submarine Andromeda, powered by a mysterious black-hole drive, have been chosen to investigate this mystery. But they aren’t the only ones pursuing it. Anything of value beneath the ocean is of value to the master pirate Black Manta…and anything that attracts Black Manta attracts Arthur Curry, his lifelong foe, the Aquaman! But heaven help them all when the doors of the mystery at Point Nemo swing wide to admit them…

Bringing a bracing cosmic-horror sensibility to the world of Aquaman, rising superstars Ram V and Christian Ward team up to put Arthur Curry through an exercise in psychological terror that could break the will of even a king!

Release Date: June 7, 2022

PCS NOTES: Ram V and Christian Ward!!! Yep. I’m in.

Astronaut Down #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by James Patrick
Art by Rubine & Valentina Briski
Cover Art by Rubine

Douglas Spitzer wants to be one of the “astronauts” selected for the crucial Mission Politzer. And just like astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and Sally Ride, Douglas is brave, adaptable, and self-sacrificing. He’s one of the program’s best candidates.

But if he qualifies, Douglas won’t be traveling through space; he’ll be launched into alternate realities on a desperate mission to save Earth from a horrific crisis that has our world on the brink of extinction. Unfortunately, it’s a mission where everything will go wrong, where Douglas’ training and very humanity will be put to the test, and where a deep-seeded secret could sabotage everything.

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: Really interesting concept here. 

Dark Crisis #1
DC Comics
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Daniel Sampere & Alejandro Sanchez
Cover Art by Sampere

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now…Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes step out of the shadows of the classic heroes to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop a darkness greater than anything they’ve ever faced from destroying everything? Don’t miss out on the first issue of the blockbuster event of the summer!

Release Date: June 7, 2022

PCS NOTES: This is shaping up to be a really interesting massive DC Universe event. 

Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Christos Gage & Donald Mustard
Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila, Sean Parsons, & Edgar Delgado
Cover Art by Leinil Francis Yu & Sunny Gho

THE MARVEL UNIVERSE COLLIDES WITH FORTNITE! The inhabitants on the Island are locked in what seems like a never-ending war, and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide—a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man and Wolverine team up with several Fortnite fighters and new recruit Shuri to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. Will these allies be able to find it in time and avert catastrophe? And can the heroes of the Marvel and Fortnite realities hold off the Imagined Order long enough to give them a fighting chance? Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer, Donald Mustard, teams up with veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage and artist Sergio Dávila for a five-part crossover event with enormous ramifications for both universes! Each first print issue contains a redeemable code to unlock a bonus digital cosmetic in Fortnite!

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: Everybody loves Fortnite. This is Marvel’s entry after the successful DC/Fortnite crossover.

Jane Foster & The Mighty Thor #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Torunn Gronbekk
Art by Michal Dowling & Jesus Arburtov
Cover Art by Ryan Stegman, J.P. Mayer, & Frank Martin

When Mjolnir comes crashing through Jane Foster’s apartment window, she fears the worst has happened to Thor. As Asgard’s greatest enemies—including Hela, Ulik the Troll, and Enchantress—mount an assault on the Golden Realm, Jane must find Thor and save Asgard—even if that means she must once again risk her life to become Thor herself!


Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: With a new movie coming, this cast of characters is not unexpected. Torunn Gronbekk is a great person to write this book. 

Justice Warriors #1
Ahoy Comics
Written by Matt Bors
Art by Ben Clarkson & Felipe Sobreiro
Cover Art by Clarkson

First issue of a new dystopian satire, written and co-created by cartoonist, publisher, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Matt Bors! Outside the walls of prosperous Bubble City, two tense cops patrol the Uninhabited Zone, a vast slum where most of the population lives, many of them mutants. After his partner is killed by a self-driving bus, traumatized veteran Swamp Cop must teach naïve rookie Schitt that the UZ can only be policed by breaking every rule!

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: I trust that this is going to be an excellent read.

Multiversity: Teen Justice #1
DC Comics
Written by Ivan Cohen & Danny Lore
Art by Marco Failla
Cover Art by Robbi Rodriguez

Kid Quick—the Future State Flash—and their fellow heroes Supergirl, Robin, Aquagirl, Klarienne the Witch Girl, and Troy take center stage in a miniseries that rocks Earth-11 to its core! Co-writers Ivan Cohen and Danny Lore join rising-star artist Marco Failla for the incredible debut issue, which begins with an attack by the H.I.V.E. and ends in the Church of Blood! What is Sister Blood’s true mission among the lost souls of New York City? Can Teen Justice get through their growing pains fast enough to learn the answer in time to stop it? And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the ultimate battle? The secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title!

Release Date: June 7, 2022

PCS NOTES: I like the concept of playing in other universes and exploring the creative possibilities that this series is offering. 

Nubia: Queen of the Amazons #1
DC Comics
Written by Stephanie Williams
Art by Althia Martinez & Mark Morales
Cover Art by Khary Randolph

Nubia may be queen, but not all Amazons call Themyscira home, which prompts the new monarch to leave Themyscira for the first time in decades to serve her people in a way Hippolyta never had the opportunity to. Now, as she embarks on her tour through Man’s World to show off the newly established sisterhood, she will be met with joy, distrust, and danger. As she travels to the homes of both the Bana-Mighdall and Esquecida tribes, something lurks in the shadows following her every move. A villain from Nubia’s mysterious past has been waiting for the day the queen joined the outside world again, and they’re ready to make her wish she never left the paradise! Taking place right after the Nubia: Coronation Special, a second miniseries for the fan-favorite Amazon begins! You won’t want to miss the exciting new adventures of the one true queen, brought to you by the creative team behind Nubia & the Amazons—writer Stephanie Williams and artist Alitha Martinez!

Release Date: June 7, 2022

PCS NOTES: This book has a super awesome creative team and we are here to celebrate this book and them.

Orcs!: The Curse #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Christine Larsen
Art by Larsen
Cover Art by Larsen

The fun and fantastical ORCS! series from creator Christine Larsen returns with a new installment featuring our favorite underdog heroes: Bog, Pez, Zep, Utzu, and Gurh!

After returning from their travels and celebrating with a dance party, a prank gone wrong inadvertently unleashes something ancient and evil.

Even worse, in a tower in the middle of a dark forest, a wizard with grand, sinister plans needs a real army, and his sight turns toward the Orcish tribe…

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: Christine Larsen is back with more Orcs, and we love it.

Poison Ivy #1
DC Comics
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Marcio Takara & Arif Prianto
Cover Art by Jessica Fong

Pamela Isley has been a lot of things in her life. A living god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and dead. In a new body that she didn’t ask for and with a renewed sense of purpose, Ivy leaves Gotham and sets out to complete her greatest work—a gift to the world that will heal the damage dealt to it…by ending humanity. Spinning out of the pages of Batman, DC is proud to present the unbelievable next chapter in Poison Ivy’s life by the incredible creative team of G. Willow Wilson and Marcio Takara.

Release Date: June 7, 2022

PCS NOTES: Just take our money!!!! This looks fantastic.

Potions Inc. #1
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Stelladia
Cover Art by Natasha Alterici

The call of adventure always seems to hang up whenever Randelgast Jones tries to answer it, leaving him facing the dull future of working in his family’s successful potion shop. But when a powerful artifact is stolen from his parents and puts them under a terrible curse, Ran finally gets the quest he’s been after his whole life. He and his siblings set off to find the missing artifact – and its trail leads them from their homeland of Primaterra to the very strange realm of… Earth.

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: I love this concept.

The Ward #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Cavan Scott
Art by Andres Ponce
Cover Art by Ponce

From the writer of Star Wars: The High Republic comes an intense medical drama brimming with fairies, trolls, and real human pathos.

St. Lilith’s is a secret hospital for supernatural creatures. The personnel are overworked and the facility is underfunded. It’s a place, and a life, Dr. Nat Reeves thought she left behind. Until a wounded woman (with a tail) appears on her doorstep.

ER meets Hellboy!

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: I am here for this reality based situational mashup.

Where Starships Go to Die #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by Mark Sable
Art by Alberto Locatelli & Juancho
Cover Art by Jeremy Haun & Matt Milla

Point Nemo – the farthest oceanic point on earth from any landmass. A spacecraft graveyard where rockets and satellites can be safely ditched on the ocean floor. In a near future ravaged by climate change, an African astronaut teams with an Indian shipping magnate to mount a dangerous salvage mission to recover the wreck of humanity’s first interstellar starship. But what they find is beyond their worst nightmares.

Release Date: June 8, 2022

PCS NOTES: Ok we are loving the concept behind this book, but can we talk for a minute about that title banner? Very nice!

Week of June 15

Blade Runner Black Lotus #1
Titan Comics
Written by Nancy Collins
Art by Enid Balam
Cover Art by Jung-Geun Yoon

Set after the events of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series!

Elle, AKA Black Lotus, hoped she could leave behind her violent past and find a new life. But is that possible in a world where replicants are still hunted and feared? FEARED.

Expanding the world of Blade Runner with a new type of replicant!

Release Date: June 15, 2022

PCS NOTES: Yes, we will be reading this Nancy Collins comic!!!!

Captain America: Sentinal of Liberty #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Art by Carmen Carnero & Nolan Woodward
Cover Art by Carnero & Alejandro Sanchez

“The shield isn’t what you think. It’s not your symbol. It’s theirs.” The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century…and how he chooses to fight in the 21st. Nothing is what it appears in this game-changing Captain America run by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and Stormbreaker Carmen Carnero.

Release Date: June 15, 2022

PCS NOTES: Interested to see what this is all about.

Do a Powerbomb #1
Image Comics
Written by Daniel Warren Johnson
Art by Johnson & Mike Spicer
Cover Art by Johnson

Lona Steelrose who wants to be a pro wrestler, but lives in the shadow of her mother’s success before her. But everything changes when a wrestling-obsessed necromancer asks Lona to join the grandest—and the most dangerous—pro wrestling tournament of all time!

Release Date: June 15, 2022

PCS NOTES: Daniel Warren Johnson is making some great comics these days.

Seven Sons #1
Image Comics
Written by Robert Windom & Kelvin Mao
Art by Jae Lee & June Chung
Cover Art by Lee

Delph—a young man who may be the Second Coming of Christ— runs for his life as he attempts to learn the truth behind his existence.

Release Date: June 15, 2022

Week of June 22

Aquaman & The Flash: Voidsong #1
DC Comics
Written by Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Art by Vasco Georgiev & Rain Beredo
Cover Art by Jay Anacleto

They descend suddenly from the stars, in monumental ships like floating cathedrals. They are touched by a dark and terrible force from beyond our reality, silent but for the one note they emit that freezes all motion. Their mission: to drain the Earth of all its kinetic energy and leave it a lifeless husk. They never expected anyone could escape their song—but the Flash was in the Speed Force when they struck, and Aquaman was in the deepest ravine far below the ocean’s floor. These heroes have little in common. They’ve rarely even fought side by side without their fellow Justice League members. Now they must find a way to work together against impossible odds to save the world and the people they love.

Release Date: June 21, 2022

PCS NOTES: This looks fun.

Beware the Eye of Odin #1
Image Comics
Written by Doug Wagner
Art by Tim Odland & Michelle Madsen
Cover Art by Odland & Madsen

When a Viking prince finds the Eye of Odin, he must return it to its rightful owner or face a death of boils and decay. By his side are a one-armed warrior past his prime and a female warrior convinced she’s a Valkyrie. Monstrous mayhem ensues.

VINYL and PLASTIC creator DOUG WAGNER returns with artist TIM ODLAND and colorist MICHELLE MADSEN to bring you a tale of Vikings, Trolls, Frost Giants, and Valkyries.

Release Date: June 22, 2022

PCS NOTES: Who doesn’t love Norse mythologically based comics. I do..

Black Adam #1
DC Comics
Written by Christopher Priest
Art by Rafa Sandoval & Matt Herms
Cover Art by Irvin Rodriguez

There is no forgiveness for Black Adam. This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam’s legacy and defend their ancestral homeland of Kahndaq, only to subsequently become mystically handcuffed to him when Adam’s plague is arrested, giving birth to perhaps the most volatile and dysfunctional super-team in DC history!

Powered by stunning art by Rafa Sandoval and breathtaking painted covers by Irvin Rodriguez, writer Christopher Priest brings his trademark wit and skill for character deconstruction to an entirely fresh examination of the man you love to hate! Get ready to ride the lightning!

Release Date: June 21, 2022

PCS NOTES: This looks to be the next Christopher Priest success story, and Rafa Sandoval is an excellent artist for this book. 

The Lonesome Hunters #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Tyler Crook
Art by Crook
Cover Art by Crook

An old and out-of-practice monster hunter in hiding crosses paths with a young girl that forces him to confront these chaotic creatures. As the beasts invade their tenement, they set off on a supernatural road trip to stop these ancient evils in a story that explores the ways that youth informs adulthood and how early traumas can haunt us of in old age.

Release Date: June 22, 2022

PCS NOTES: We are big fans of Tyler Crook and this book looks interesting.

New Fantastic Four #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Peter David
Art by Alan Robinson & Mike Spicer
Cover Art by Nick Bradshaw & Morry Hollowell

SPIDER-MAN! GHOST RIDER! WOLVERINE! HULK! When these unlikely heroes first banded together to become the NEW FANTASTIC FOUR, they made Marvel history. Now this fan-favorite team returns in an all-new adventure written by Peter David! Set shortly after the events of the group’s first appearance, brace yourself for a wild ride and guest stars aplenty—including the original FF. Plus, a series of mystery villains that you’ll never see coming!

Release Date: June 22, 2022

Week of June 29

Iron Cat #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Jed MacKay
Art by Pere Perez & Frank D’Armata
Cover Art by Perez & D’Armata

The Iron Cat armor made its first appearance in BLACK CAT #11 but both Black Cat and Iron Man thought that was the last they would see of it. If Felicia is surprised to see the armor again, you can imagine how furious Tony is. There’s someone new in the Iron Cat armor and they have a plan that will put them in the crosshairs of all the heroes of the Marvel Universe. Both Iron Man and Black Cat’s secrets and mistakes are going to come back to haunt them and it’s going to get ROUGH! Don’t miss this fantastic new miniseries!

Release Date: June 29, 2022

PCS NOTES: Interesting concept.

Mindset #1
Vault Comics
Written by Zack Kaplan
Art by John Pearson
Cover Art by Pearson

When an introverted tech geek accidentally discovers mind control, he and his friends do something unexpected – they put the science into an app to help users break their technology addiction. But as their Mindset app achieves a dangerous cult following, lies, conspiracies, and murder come to light. Are they helping people or controlling them?

Release Date: June 29, 2022

PCS NOTES: DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS BOOK!!! Add it to your pull list right now

Public Domain #1
Image Comics
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Zdarsky
Cover Art by Zdarsky

Syd Dallas is responsible for pop culture’s greatest hero: THE DOMAIN! But his sons Miles and David have a complicated relationship with both the creation and their creator. Can they convince their dad to fight for their family’s legacy?

This fun and heartfelt series written and illustrated by Eisner winner CHIP ZDARSKY explores a WILD ALTERNATE WORLD where comic book creators aren’t properly acknowledged or compensated for their creations!! Crazy, I know!!

Hi, it’s me, CHIP! I’m writing this solicitation!

Release Date: June 29, 2022

PCS NOTES: What is more interesting: A new book written by Zdarksy, or a new book drawn by Zdarsky. Well this is both in one. Looks good to me. 

Sins of the Black Flamingo #1
Image Comics
Written by Andrew Wheeler
Art by Travis Moore & Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Art by Moore & Bonvillain

OCCULT NOIR. MIAMI SLEAZE. Sebastian Harlow is the Black Flamingo, a flamboyant and narcissistic thief who gets his kicks stealing mystic artifacts from the wealthy and corrupt of Miami’s occult underground. When his latest job leads him to his biggest score so far, the hedonistic outlaw discovers something he wasn’t looking for-something to believe in.

Release Date: June 29, 2022

PCS NOTES: I love the ideas in this solicit.

The Variants #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Phil Noto
Cover Art by Noto

What would it really be like to meet an alternate version of yourself, another you who had made different choices and lived a completely different life as a result? That’s the question facing Jessica Jones, as what seemed like a routine investigation instead has her encountering other incarnations of herself from across the Multiverse. Can Jessica get along with herself? Will she want to kill her other selves? And will seeing the lives she could have led drive her into a self-destructive spiral? This is what happens when you meet…the Variants!

Release Date: June 29, 2022

PCS NOTES: In the last book on the list, we have the one I am most excited about. What a great paring of creative talent on an fantastic character.