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23 New Comics and Graphic Novels for July 2023

With each new month comes fresh new reads being published! Here are 23 new comics and graphic novels for July 2023. Don’t forget to take a look at the bottom of the page for some recommendations for where to get your hands on these titles!

Cover for the comic My Love Mix-Up! Volume 8. The cover shows Ida, one of the main male leads, looking at the viewer with a slight smile while propping his head up with his hand.

My Love Mix-Up! Volume 8

Illustrator: Wataru Hinekure (ひねくれ 渡)

Writer: Aruko (アルコ)

Publisher: Shojo Beat, an imprint of Viz Media

Publish Date: July 4, 2023

Pages: 184

ISBN13: 9781974736362

“At the end of summer break, Aoki and Ida go watch a fireworks show. Aoki’s heart is set fluttering as Ida abruptly shows more interest in romance! When their school cultural festival comes along, there’s even a chance for their parents to meet?!”

Cover for the comic Cold Iron TP. A person stands on a tall rock in the sea, holding a guitar. Upside down, in the rock, is a warrior like figure holding a spear and a sword and wearing antlers.

Cold Iron TP

Illustrator: Nick Brokenshire, he/him

Illustrator: Tom Muller

Colorist: Tríona Farrell, she/her

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Writer: Andy Diggle

Publisher: Dark Horse

Publish Date: July 12, 2023

Pages: 152

ISBN13: 9781506730875

“Celtic folklore and modern moxie collide as an ancient pact between worlds is broken. The sinister forces of Faerie have slipped their shackles, and the Black Dog walks abroad this night…

On the rural Isle of Man, aspiring singer-songwriter Kay Farragher dreams of escaping her humdrum life. But she’s about to get more than she bargained for–and some bargains are not to be trusted…

Cold Iron is supernatural thriller from Andy Diggle (Green ArrowThe LosersHellblazer) and Nick Brokenshire (Star WarsAmelia ColeThe Once and Future Queen).

Collects Cold Iron #1 – #4.”

Cover for the comic Dahlia in the Dark TP. The color palette is in purples, blues, and reds. Two people with guns flee in a car while pursued by winged monsters. Superimposed in the sky is a menacing character glaring down at them.

Dahlia in the Dark TP

Illustrator: Andrea Milana

Letterer: Micah Myers, he/him

Writer: Joe Corallo, he/him

Publisher: Mad Cave Studios

Publish Date: July 18, 2023

Pages: 144

ISBN13: 9781952303524

“A washed up hitman, Donny Dahlia, takes one last job transporting a package cross country in the hopes of seeing his estranged daughter again. Little does he know this job is going to get him caught in the middle of a war between the fairy realms that could determine the fate of humankind.

Dahlia in the Dark is a fast-paced, action, fantasy thriller about family and hidden truths. Ringo award winner and Eisner nominated author Joe Corallo (She Said Destroy, Becstar, The Never Ending Party) joins rising star artist Andrea Milana for an all-original mini-series that will take readers on one wild ride!”

Cover for the comic Firebird. The color palette is largely fiery oranges, reds, and yellows with a sky in the background that subtly includes the colors of the trans pride flag: pink, white, and blue. A fat character stands in a field of grass, looking at the viewer, as someone sits in the background looking at the first person. The title of the comic and the creator's name have the colors of the trans pride flag as well.


Illustrator + Author: Sunmi, they/them

Publisher: HarperAlley, an imprint of HarperCollins

Publish Date: July 18, 2023

Pages: 320

ISBN13: 9780062981516

“Caroline Kim is feeling the weight of sophomore year. When she starts tutoring infamous senior Kimberly Park-Ocampo—a charismatic lesbian, friend to rich kids and punks alike—Caroline is flustered . . . but intrigued.

Their friendship kindles and before they know it, the two are sneaking out for late-night drives, bonding beneath the stars over music, dreams, and a shared desire of getting away from it all.

A connection begins to smolder . . . but will feelings of guilt and the mounting pressure of life outside of these adventures extinguish their spark before it catches fire?”

Cover for the comic Frontera. Mateo, the protagonist, is illustrated standing  with his hands holding his jacket against a background that blends a wall with the desert. Behind him, a blue ghostly figure floats in the air, wearing a cowboy hat.


Illustrator: Jacoby Salcedo, he/him

Writer: Julio Anta, he/him

Publisher: HarperAlley, an imprint of HarperCollins

Publish Date: July 18, 2023

Pages: 240

ISBN13: 9780063054943

“As long as he remembers to stay smart and keep his eyes open, Mateo knows that he can survive the trek across the Sonoran Desert that will take him from Mexico to the United States. That is until he’s caught by the Border Patrol only moments after sneaking across the fence in the dead of night.

Escaping their clutches comes at a price and, lost in the desert without a guide or water, Mateo is ill-prepared for the unforgiving heat that is sure to arrive come sunrise. With the odds stacked against him, his one chance at survival may be putting his trust in something, or rather someone, that he isn’t even sure exists.

If you’d asked him if ghosts were real before he found himself face-to-face with one, Mateo wouldn’t have even considered it. But now, confronted with the nearly undeniable presence of Guillermo, he’s having second thoughts. Having spent his afterlife guiding migrants to safety, Guillermo knows things about the Sonoran Desert far beyond what could be explained by a mere hallucination. But even as Mateo forms an uneasy partnership with Guillermo, survival is still uncertain.

The Sonoran Desert, with its hostile temperatures and inhabitants, is teeming with danger as the Border Patrol and rogue militias prowl its deadly terrain. As his journey stretches on, Mateo will have to decide exactly what and who he’s willing to sacrifice to find home.”

Cover for the comic Juliette. The color palette is greens, blues, and pinks. A person walks through a field of grass away from another person near some houses and toward a cluster of trees.

Juliette, or the Ghosts Return in the Spring

Illustrator + Author: Camille Jourdy, she/her

Translator: Aleshia Jensen

Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly

Publish Date: July 18, 2023

Pages: 236

ISBN13: 9781770466647

Juliette boards a train from Paris and comes back to her hometown hoping for a low-key visit with family and old friends. What she finds is anything but. Her sister, a caregiver and mother of two, is carrying on an elaborate affair with a man from a costume shop. Her parents, separated, are now estranged.

Father is sure he’s coming down with Alzheimer’s, though it’s more likely that he’s simply getting old. Mother, on the other hand, revels in the second act of her life as a free woman, an artist with a show at their local gallery to prove it. Slowly, Juliette finds herself entangled with the unlikely Georges, a dyspeptic alcoholic who is stuck in his life. These divergent paths inevitably cross one another against a gloriously painted backdrop of eccentric small-town living.

Jourdy’s beautiful watercolor pages provide an unfeigned mileu for the subtle dramedy at hand. All too real human emotions, bittersweet and relatable in their rawness come together to form a poetic realism.”

Cover for the comic Grog the Frog: The Book of Taurus. The color palette is greens, yellows, and blues. A taurus figure stands in the background behind several colorful characters and creatures. In the front, a short frog stands in robes, holding up something that looks like a flaming torch.

Grog the Frog: The Book of Taurus

Creator: Alba BG

Creator: Davilorium

Publisher: Silver Sprocket

Publish Date: July 19, 2023

Pages: 64

ISBN13: 9798886200232

“Every summer, Grog the Frog forgets to celebrate the most important magic ritual of the year: the Perseids harvest. But this year will be different. The eternally grumpy wizard will travel to forsaken mystical mountains and complete the magical rites. Unless, of course, a case of mistaken identities means that he becomes embroiled in a duel with his cosmic rival. 

Will Grog be able to put order in chaos and fulfill his purpose? Or wait, perhaps Grog would prefer chaos? He’s supposed to be the lord of chaos, isn’t he? Either way, it will be epic! 

Drama, love, magic, a delivery guy who can fly, a weird snake, a bald centaur who rents cars… it all awaits Grog on his biggest adventure yet! All hail Grog!”

Cover for the comic Buzzing. Isaac stands in front of a group of people, holding a notebook and a pencil. Bees fly around the scene.


Illustrator: Rye Hickman, they/them

Writer: Samuel Sattin, he/him

Publisher: Little, Brown Ink, and imprint of Hachette Book Group

Publish Date: July 18, 2023

Pages: 224

ISBN13: 9780316628419

“Isaac Itkin can’t get away from his thoughts.

As a lonely twelve-year-old kid with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), everything from studying to looking in the mirror becomes a battle between him and a swarm of unhelpful thoughts.

The strict therapy his mother insists on doesn’t seem to be working, but when a group of friends invites him to join their after-school role-playing game, the thoughts feel a little less loud, and the world feels a little brighter.

But Isaac’s therapist says that exposure to games can have negative effects on kids with OCD, and when his grades slip, his helicopter mother won’t let him play anymore. Now Isaac needs to find a way to prove to himself, to his mother, and to the world that the way to quiet the noise in his head may have been inside him all along.”

Cover for the comic Door to Door, Night by Night TP. A menacing, clawed monster hand hovers over a baby's crib, reaching through a mobile of stars and moons.

Door to Door, Night by Night TP

Illustrator: Sally Cantirino, she/her

Colorist: Dee Cunniffe

Letterer: Jim Campbell, he/him

Writer: Cullen Bunn, he/him

Publisher: Vault Comics

Publish Date: July 25, 2023

Pages: 128

ISBN13: 9781638491712


It’s 1987, and the Heritage Mills sales team travels from town to town, knocking on doors. They’re the best at what they do… which also means they’re the worst. They’re broken, each and every one of them, haunted by closets so full of skeletons, they’re bursting.

When they discover a terrible secret behind one fateful door, it opens their eyes to a world full of real monsters hidden in every small town.

Knock, knock. What’s there? Open the door if you dare…

From all-star creators, writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Last Book You’ll Ever Read) and artist Sally Cantirino (I Walk With Monsters, Human Remains) comes the story of a motley crew going to battle against supernatural evil throughout the American South.”

Cover for the comic Milk and Mocha Comics Collection: Our Little Happiness by Melani Sie. Two bears walk in the rain with a tiny green stegosaurus named Matcha wearing a yellow raincoat in between them. The left bear, Milk, is white and also wearing a yellow raincoat and a playful expression. The right bear, Mocha, is brown and holds up an umbrella, walking slightly behind Milk and Matcha; Mocha is more serious but has blush marks on their cheeks. The book indicates that stickers come with it.

Milk & Mocha Comics Collection: Our Little Happiness

Illustrator + Writer: Melani Sie, she/her

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publish Date: July 25, 2023

Pages: 128

ISBN13: 9781524879693

Cozy up with a warm cup of tea and follow the sweet scenes of Milk and Mocha, from the popular webcomic @milkmochabear.

Milk and Mocha share their sweet slice-of-life moments in this new collection, including never-before-seen comics! Milk and Mocha are charming bears with opposite personalities. These uplifting comics remind us of the sweet moments we share with our friends, family, and loved ones.”

More July Releases!

I’m working with limited space on this website’s server (and limited energy in this body 😂), so I can’t highlight the covers and details for all the comic releases, but there are still a bunch more great looking comics coming out this month! Check them out!

Lackadaisy Volume 1 by Tracy J. Butler – July 4

Prism Stalker: The Weeping Star by Sloane Leong – July 4

Death Comes for Toymaker, Issue #1 by Ryan Cody and Dakota Brown – July 5

Immortal Ascension, Issue #1 by Kristian Rossi and David Chisa – July 5

Under the Influence, Issue #1 by Stefano Simeone, Frank Cvetkovic, and Eliot Rahal – July 5

Wild Cosmos, Issue #1 by Mauro Manadalari and Curtis Clow – July 5

Castle Full of Blackbirds, TP by Angela Slatter, Valeria Burzo, Clem Robins, and Mike Mignola – July 11

Devil’s Candy, Volume 3 by Rem and Bikkuri – July 11

Offshore Lightning by Nazuna Saito – July 11

Trojan TP by Laci, Marco Lesko, and Daniel Kraus – July 18

Lovesick TP by Luana Vecchio – July 19

Never-Ending Party TP by Eva Cabrera and Joe Corallo – July 25

Radiant Pink TP 1 by Emma Kubert, Meghan Camarena – July 26

How to Read

So there you go! 23 new comics and graphic novels for July 2023! Which comics are you looking forward to reading this month? Have any of these caught your eye? Let me know in the comments!

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A long graphic showing several comic books overlapped at the bottom by the title of this post: "23 New Comics and Graphic Novels for July 2023." The comics visible are Milk & Mocha Comics Collection: Our Little Happiness, Cold Iron TP, Buzzing, Frontera, Juliette, Firebird, Dahlia in the Dark TP, Grog the Frog: Book of Taurus, Door to Door Night by Night TP, and My Love Mix-Up! Volume 8.

Jessi Eoin (they/them) is an illustrator who loves making, reading, and talking about comics, and they have come to accept that this is probably how they would be lured by a kidnapper.