New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

May is looking like one of the most exciting months yet of 2022 when it comes to new comic books. May promises something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a brand new comic series to start reading or want to curl up with an old classic. From a beloved series, thought to be complete, getting revisited (Unnatural), to a brand new Dune run and even exciting new additions such as Danger Street and Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend.

Before we jump into the list of all the new comic books releasing in May 2022, check out our post on all the latest video game releases this May. 

New Image Comics Releasing in May 2022

Unnatural: Blue Blood #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date:  25 May 2022
  • By: Mirka Andolfo; Ivan Bigarella

A few years have passed since Leslie saved the world from hidden dangers and came to understand her true nature in the process. Everything seems to be working out, not just for Leslie and her newly formed family, but for the rest of the world as well. But appearances can be deceiving. A new threat is about to disrupt Leslie’s peaceful existence, and once again, her life will never be the same.

TWIG #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date:  4 May 2022
  • By: Skottie Young; Kyle Strahm

It’s the first day of Twig’s new job as a journeyer on a quest to save the world. Join the hesitant hero for an inspiring and imaginative tale of hope, heartache, and determination to overcome insurmountable odds.

I Hate This Place #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date:  18 May 2022
  • By: Kyle Starks; Artyom Topilin

After inheriting a farm house, Trudy and Gabby are ready to start the next chapter of their lives together…except it’s already home to a mysterious force that’s attracted ghosts, aliens, and all kinds of supernatural beings for decades. Now, Gabby and Trudy must play by the “house rules” in order to survive living among the most frightening creatures on Earth.

Other Image Comics May 2022 Comic Book Releases

  • A Righteous Thirst For Vengeance #7
  • A Town Called Terror #2
  • Adventureman #9
  • Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #5
  • Bolero #5
  • Blood Stained Teeth #2
  • Crossover #13
  • Deadly Class #52
  • Eight Billion Genies #1
  • Fire Power #20
  • Fire Power, Book 1 HC
  • Farmhand #17
  • Fontiersman: Lockup Special (One-Shot)
  • Gunslinger Spawn #8
  • Hellcop #7
  • Ice Cream Man #30
  • Iphigenia in Aulis, the Age of Bronze Edition TP
  • Image! #2
  • Joe Hill’s Rain #5
  • Karmen HC
  • Killadephia #22
  • King Spawn #10
  • King of Spies TP
  • Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell #4
  • Lego Ninjango: Garmadom #2
  • Little Monsters #3
  • Loaded Bible: Blood of my Blood #3
  • Manifest Destiny #46
  • Metal Society #1
  • Murder Falcon Deluxe HC
  • Monkey Meat #5
  • Monstress #40
  • Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #9
  • New Masters #4
  • Newburn #7
  • Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog Vol. 1
  • Nocterra #10
  • Paris HC
  • Primordial HC
  • Radiant Black #14
  • Radiant Red #3
  • Redneck #33
  • Rogue Sun #4
  • Savage Dragon #264
  • Stillwater #13
  • Spawn: The Record-Breaker TP
  • Slumber #3
  • Spawn #329
  • Step by Bloody Step #4
  • Saga #59
  • The Scorched #5
  • The Silver Coin, Vol. 2 TP
  • The Department of Truth #18
  • The Magic Order, Vol. 2 TP
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #38; #39
  • The Good Asian Vol. 2 TP
  • Time Before Time #12
  • ZVRC: Zombies Vs. Robots Classic #3

New Boom! Studios Comics Releasing in May 2022

Dune: The Waters of Kanly #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: 4 May 2022
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson; Brian Herbert

In the aftermath of the battle of Arrakeen, legendary House Atreides warmaster Gurney Halleck takes refuge with spice smugglers, vowing revenge against the Harkonnens no matter the cost.

Grim #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date:  11 May 2022
  • By: Stephanie Phillips; Flaviano Armentaro

Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun.

Maw TP

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: 27 May 2022
  • By: Jude Ellison S. Doyle; A.L. Kaplan

Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment at a feminist retreat with her sister Wendy on the remote island of Angitia – some perspective that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle for once. But after an assault on her first night on the island, everything goes horribly wrong. The violent encounter awakens something monstrous in Marion, triggering warped mutations in her body, and bringing forth a hunger she can’t bring herself to name…

Other Boom! Studios May 2022 Comic Book Releases

  • All-New Firefly #4
  • Alice Ever After #2
  • Angel #5
  • Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer TP
  • Faithless III #4
  • Getting Dizzy TP
  • House of Slaughter #6
  • Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Shapeshifters #3
  • Mighty Morphin #19
  • Magic #14
  • Magic, Vol. 2 HC
  • Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #2
  • Once & Future #25
  • Power Rangers #19
  • Power Rangers, Vol. 2 TP
  • Power Rangers Universe #6
  • Seven Secrets #17
  • Something Is Killing The Children #23
  • The Killer: Affairs of the State #4
  • The Vampire Slayer #2

New DC Comics releasing in May 2022

The Jurassic League #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: 10 May 2022
  • By: Daniel Warren Johnson; Juan Gedeon

You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Theropod dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers’ hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid. Wait…what? Okay, maybe you don’t know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new, yet older than time, adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before.

Danger Street #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: 31 May 2022
  • By: Tom King; Jorge Fornés

Joining the Justice League is a goal for any superhero, but what happens when a quest for membership takes a sinister turn? Join Starman, Metamorpho, and Warlord as they look to prove themselves worthy by summoning and defeating Darkseid in battle. Soon they’ll learn that calling upon a New God never ends well, and their world is headed for a crisis as a result! The journey to save the day will be a treacherous one filled with princesses, knights, and all kinds of monsters. Each person the heroes encounter plays a crucial role in this sprawling yet gripping narrative that is a little bit silly, a whole lot dark, and completely cool. Expect the unexpected with a supporting cast featuring Manhunter, Lady Cop, the Green Team, and the Creeper.

Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: 26 May 2022
  • By: Alys Arden; Jacquelin de Leon

Zatanna is not your typical New Yorker. She walks her giant rabbit on a leather leash down the boardwalk, lives in a colossal architectural wonder known as the Golden Elephant, had her first kiss in the Haunted Hell Gate ride—and wouldn’t have it any other way. But the time for having fun in Luna Park comes to an end when a mystic’s quest for a powerful jewel unravels everything Zatanna thought she knew about herself and her beloved neighborhood. Mysteries and magic surround her as she reveals the truth about her family’s legacy, and confronts the illusion that has been cast over her entire life.

Other DC Comics May 2022 Comic Book Releases

  • Aquamen #4
  • Aquaman: Andromeda #1
  • Action Comics 2022 Annual #1
  • Action Comics #1043
  • Batman #123
  • Batman ’89
  • Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2
  • Batman Beyond: Neo-Year #2
  • Batman: Beyond The White Knight #3
  • Batman: Fortress #1
  • Batman: Killing Time #3
  • Batman: One Dark Knight #3
  • Batman: The Knight #5
  • Batman: Urban Legends #15
  • Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #3
  • Batman 2022 Annual #1
  • Batgirls #6
  • Blood Syndicate: Season One #1
  • Black Adam: Rise and Fall of an Empire
  • Black Adam: The Dark Age (New Edition)
  • Black Adam/JSA: Black Reign (New Edition)
  • Catwoman #43
  • Detective Comics #1060
  • Dark Crisis FCBD Special Edition 2022 #1
  • Deathstroke Inc. #9
  • DC VS. Vampires – Hunters #1
  • DC League of Super-Pets FCBD Special Edition 2022 #1
  • Duo #1
  • Earth-Prime: Legends of Tomorrow #3
  • Earth-Prime: Stargirl #4
  • Fables #151
  • Flashpoint Beyond #2; #3; #4
  • Future State: Gotham #13
  • Galaxy: The Prettiest Star FCBD Special Edition 2022 #1
  • Harley Quinn #15
  • I Am Batman #9
  • Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1
  • Justice League VS. The Legion of Super-Heroes #3
  • Loony Tunes #266
  • Mad Magazine #26
  • Monkey Prince #4
  • Nightwing #92
  • Naomi: Season Two #3
  • Nubia: Coronation Special #1
  • One-Star Squadron #6
  • Rogues #3
  • Robin #14
  • Shadow War: Omega #1
  • Shadow War Zone #1
  • Suicide Squad #15
  • Superman: Son of Kal-El #11
  • Static: Season One HC
  • Swamp Thing: Green Hell #3
  • The Nice House On The Lake #9
  • Task Force Z #8
  • Teen Titans Academy #15
  • The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #2
  • The Flash #782
  • The Swamp Thing #13
  • The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #2
  • Wonder Woman #787
  • Wonder Woman: Evolution #7
  • World of Krypton #6

New Marvel Comics Releasing in May 2022

Gambit #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: 27 May 2022
  • By: Chris Claremont; Sid Kotian

You think you know all there is to know about Remy LeBeau, the Ragin’ Cajun, the mutant known as Gambit, but legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont has an ace up his sleeve with this new series. Before he joined the X-MEN, Gambit encountered a mysterious girl named ‘Ro, the mutant Storm regressed to her child self by the nefarious NNanny, and the two went up against the forces of the Shadow King. Now, revealed for the first time, Gambit finds his path to becoming the heroic X-Man millions of fans call their favourite.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: 4 May 2022
  • By: Christopher Cantwell; Ario Anindito

Fast approaches the ultimate destiny of one of the Jedi’s most renowned masters. As he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to reflect on, and record, key moments of a heroic life long-lived. Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit’s hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi Initiate, his trials as a Padawan, the crucible of Jedi Knighthood and the Clone Wars, and some of the earliest challenges he faced as a true Master of the Force. In this tale, Obi-Wan considers a watershed Youngling adventure he narrowly survived on Coruscant when he was but eight years of age… This is just the beginning of his Jedi journey.

Secret Invasion #1

New Comic Books Releasing in May 2022

  • Release Date: May 2022
  • By: Ryan North; Francesco Mobili

The Skrulls are back. When Maria Hill detects the merest hint of Skrulls, she acts quickly to put her defensive plans into action. And when Nick Fury is sent to investigate a Skrull sighting in Iowa, he finds the last thing he was expecting. Our pale blue dot is in their sights, and this time, Earth’s old defences won’t work…

Other Marvel Comics May 2022 Comic Book Releases

  • Alien #12
  • Amazing Spider-Man #3; #4
  • Avengers #56
  • Avengers Forever #6
  • Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #5
  • Black Panther #6
  • Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1
  • Captain Carter #3
  • Carnage #3
  • Captain Marvel #38
  • Devil’s Reign: Omega #1
  • Eternals #12
  • Fantastic Four #44
  • Ghost Rider #4
  • Hulk #7
  • Immortal X-Men #3
  • Iron Man #20
  • Iron First #4
  • King Conan #6
  • Knights of X #2
  • Legion of X #2
  • Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1
  • Marauders #3
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man #38
  • Maestro: World War M #4
  • Moon Knight #11
  • Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #2
  • Moon Knight #1 Facsimile Edition
  • New Mutants #26
  • New Fantastic Four #1
  • Punisher #3
  • Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #1; #2
  • Spider-Man 2099: Exodus – Alpha #1
  • Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #3
  • Spider-Punk #2
  • Savage Avengers #1
  • Savage Spider-Man #4
  • Silver Surfer Rebirth #5
  • Sabertooth #4
  • Shang-Chi #12
  • She-Hulk #5
  • Silk #5
  • Star Wars #24
  • Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #3
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #23
  • Star Wars: Crimson Reign #5
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader #23
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #21
  • Star Wars Tales: Krrsantan #1
  • Strange #3
  • Thunderbolts #1
  • Thunderbolts: Marvel Tales #1
  • Thor #25
  • The Marvels #11
  • Venom #8
  • Venom: Lethal Protector #3
  • What If… Miles Morales #3
  • Wolverine #21
  • Wolverine: Patch #3
  • X-Cellent #4
  • X-Men #11
  • X-Men Legends #1
  • X-Men Unlimited: X-men Green #1
  • X-Men ’92: House of XCII #2
  • X-Men Red #3
  • X-Force #28

With so many new comic books releasing in May and continuing series, it can be tricky to decide which ones to jump into. If any of the comics on this list caught your eye, remember to head over to Critters and Comics and add them to your collection.

Arielle is a writer who spends more time indoors writing about comics, games and all things geeky than what her mom would approve of. All Arielle wants is money in her bank account, but somehow, she keeps buying collectables that stop that from ever happening.

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