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27 New Comics and Graphic Novels for June 2023

With each new month comes fresh new reads being published! Here are 27 new comics and graphic novels for June 2023, ready for summer reading. 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 Boys Weekend comic. It shows a flashy sign like you might see in Las Vegas abandoned and sideways in the desert.

Boys Weekend

Illustrator + Author: Mattie Lubchansky, they/them

Publisher: Pantheon, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Publish Date: June 6, 2023

Pages: 232

ISBN13: 9780593316719

“Newly-out trans artist’s assistant Sammie is invited to an old friend’s bachelor weekend in El Campo, a hedonistic wonderland of a city floating in the Atlantic Ocean’s international waters—think Las Vegas with even fewer rules. Though they have not identified as a man for over a year, Sammie’s college buddies haven’t quite gotten the message—as evidenced by their formerly closest friend Adam asking them to be his ‘best man.’

Arriving at the swanky hotel, Sammie immediately questions their decision to come. Bad enough that they have to suffer through a torrent of passive-aggressive comments from the groom’s pals—all met with zero pushback from supposed ‘nice guy’ Adam. But also, they seem to be the only one who’s noticed the mysterious cult that’s also staying at the hotel, and is ritually dismembering guests and demanding fealty to their bloodthirsty god.”

Cover for Northranger comic. Two teenage boys stand back to back on either side of a fence, looking at each other bashfully.


Illustrator: Bre Indigo, they/she

Writer: Rey Terciero, AKA Rex Ogle, he/him

Publisher: HarperAlley, Harper Collins

Publish Date: June 6, 2023

Pages: 240

ISBN13: 9780063007383

“Cade has always loved to escape into the world of a good horror movie. After all, horror movies are scary—but to Cade, a closeted queer Latino teen growing up in rural Texas—real life can be way scarier.

When Cade is sent to spend the summer working as a ranch hand to help earn extra money for his family, he is horrified. Cade hates everything about the ranch, from the early mornings to the mountains of horse poop he has to clean up. The only silver lining is the company of the two teens who live there—in particular, the ruggedly handsome and enigmatic Henry.

But as unexpected sparks begin to fly between Cade and Henry, things get…complicated. Henry is reluctant to share the details of his mother’s death, and Cade begins to wonder what else he might be hiding. Inspired by the gothic romance of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and perfect for fans of Heartstopper and Bloomcomes a modern love story so romantic it’s scary.”

Cover for the comic titled Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History  of Racist Ideas in America. It shows Black and white historical figures in opposition to one another under the US flag with the Confederate flag burning beneath a pile of rubble.

Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America

Illustrator: Joel Christian Gill, he/him

Author: Ibram X. Kendi, he/him

Publisher: Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Publish Date: June 6, 2023

Pages: 288

ISBN13: 9781984859433

“Racism has persisted throughout history—but so have antiracist efforts to dismantle it. Through deep research and a gripping narrative that illuminates the lives of five key American figures, preeminent historian Ibram X. Kendi reveals how understanding and improving the world cannot happen without identifying and facing the racist forces that shape it.

In collaboration with award-winning historian and comic artist Joel Christian Gill, this stunningly illustrated graphic-novel adaptation of Dr. Kendi’s groundbreaking Stamped from the Beginning explores, with vivid clarity and dimensionality, the living history of America, and how we can learn from the past to work toward a more equitable, antiracist future.”

Cover for the comic Us. A blue background with two femme people illustrated in pink touching their foreheads together with loving expressions and holding hands.


Illustrator + Author: Sara Soler, she/her

Letterer: Joamette Gil, she/her

Translator: Silvia Perea Labayen

Publisher: Dark Horse

Publish Date: June 14, 2023

Pages: 144

ISBN13: 9781506734187

Us is Sara and Diana’s love story, as well as the story of Diana’s gender transition. Full of humor, heartache, and the everyday triumphs and struggles of identity, this graphic memoir speaks to changing conceptions of the world as well as the self, at the same time revealing that some things don’t really have to change.

Written, drawn, and colored by Sara Soler, with English translation by Silvia Perea Labayen and letters by Joamette Gil.”

Cover for the comic Mage and the Endless Unknown. A black cover with a blue circle in the middle behind a black and white illustrated person wearing a conical hat and holding a wand.

Mage and the Endless Unknown

Illustrator + Author: SJ Miller, they/them

Publisher: Iron Circus Comics

Publish Date: June 20, 2023

Pages: 152

ISBN13: 9781638991199

“Peek through the leaves, beyond the clouded mountains, you will find a garden with a strange attendant and an even stranger purpose. Follow the wordless Mage and his companions as they travel through a shadowy and fantastical land full of monsters. Will they survive this curious quest, or will the darkness swallow them whole?”

Cover for the comic The Sickness TP. A rust colored scene of a neighborhood street with trees and houses. In the street, a woman violently stabs a man who holds his hands up in defense.

The Sickness

Illustrator: Jenna Cha, she/her

Writer: Lonnie Nadler, he/him

Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, he/him

Publisher: Uncivilized Books

Publish Date: June 20, 2023

UPC: 85000764112200111

Feeling sick? The Man may be following you… 

1945: Daniel Buss, an anxious teenager living in small-town America, has been experiencing strange symptoms: mood swings, increased sensitivity, and terrifying hallucinations, threatening to ruin his summer vacation before freshman year. Worse, a stalking presence watches Daniel’s every move.

1955: George Brooks—war vet and tireless doctor—nears retirement from his decorated past. When a local housewife murders her entire family, her son—the sole survivor—is put into his care; George grows obsessed with uncovering what could drive an ordinary person to such brutality. 

Though they live a decade apart, their fates intertwine through a horrifying illness and the haunting figure who follows wherever they go.”

Cover for the comic West Moon Chronicle. A blue background showing a huge yellow moon with the figure of a man facing it with a sword in hand.

The West Moon Chronicle TP

Illustrator: Joe Bocardo

Colorist: Manoli Martinez

Letterer: El Torres

Writer: Frank Kim

Publisher: Scout Comics

Publish Date: June 20, 2023

Pages: 72

ISBN13: 9781639691616

“The elusive creatures of mud and blood known as the dokkaebi live just off of Route 4 in east Texas, in the ancient pine forest known as the Tanglechase.

Joon-Ho, a Korean immigrant with a shadowy past, and his estranged grandson Jae-Sun are the only people in the nearby town of Vane who know the true nature of the dokkaebi. Together, they must figure out what’s causing the creatures to turn hostile. Perhaps it has something to do with the interdimensional portal at the heart of the Tanglechase, for it is from here that the past comes knocking, demanding a reckoning from both men.”

Cover for the comic Giga TP. A blue sky with a white cloud in the background. A giant red robot hand holds a tree in its palm, and a human sits between the pinky and ring finger of the robot.

Giga TP

Illustrator: John Lê, he/him

Colorist: Roshan “Rosh” Kurichiyanil, he/him

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Writer: Alex Paknadel, he/him

Publisher: Vault Comics

Publish Date: June 28, 2023

Pages: 144

ISBN13: 9781939424884

“Ever since their world-shattering war ended, the slumbering mecha called ‘Giga’ have been both gods and habitats for the surviving humans. Then disgraced engineer Evan Calhoun discovers a murdered Giga, and the very fabric of society stars unraveling around him.

A giant robot murder mystery.

Nobody knows why the skyscraper-sized mechs known as Giga fought their bitter, centuries’ long war. All they know is that when the fighting finally stopped, the dormant Giga became humanity’s new habitat and new gods in one. When disgraced engineer Evan Calhoun finds an apparently murdered Giga, his society and the fascistic tech-centered religious order that controls it are rapidly thrown into chaos.

From writer Alex Paknadel (Friendo, Turncoat, Incursion) and rising star John Le comes another Vault & White Noise partnership about what happens after the mechs stop fighting.

Collects the complete five-issue series.”

Cover for the comic River's Edge. The color palette is an orange-red, black, and white. A person stands in the midst of chest high grass looking up at the sky. There's a city skyline in the background and a hint of a river in the foreground.

River’s Edge

Illustrator + Author: Kyōko Okazaki, she/her

Publisher: Vertical Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing

Publish Date: June 27, 2023

Pages: 242

ISBN13: 9781647291839

“At the edge of the city not far from the sea, a field of goldenrod sways in the breeze, its veil of amber flowers obscuring secrets underneath. Old bones and forgotten memories rest in silence, waiting for someone to dig them up. This is where the lives of six young men and women intertwine in ways both tragic and extraordinary. Decaying secrets are revealed as they forge friendships from pain, find betrayal in pleasure, and stare into the face of death itself—in a field of gold by a stagnant river, under the smoke-filled skies.”

Cover for the comic Astro and Inéz: La Novela. The color palette is in blues and purples and browns. A small brown dog with a broken leash attached to its collar and holding a stuffed penguin in its mouth runs away from Inéz who holds the other half of the broken leash.

Astro & Inéz: La Novela

Illustrator: Juan Romera, he/him

Writer: Lewelin Polanco, she/they

Publisher: CEX Publishing

Publish Date: June 28, 2023

Pages: 36

UPC: 79394597459700111

“The adorable misadventures of Astro, a troublemaking pup, and his human, Inéz! Astro has no sense of boundaries, and his impatience gets Inéz into all kinds of shenanigans. Inéz is a hopeless romantic with a “slightly” dramatic personality. She’ll play bingo with your sweet abuelita, and then whine about how she was hustled.

Don’t miss the special incentive cover by fan-favorite Lane Lloyd!”

More June 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 ton more great looking comics coming out this month! Check them out!

Flic: The True Story of the Journalist Who Infiltrated the Police by Valentin Gendrot and Thierry Chavant, translated by Frank Wynne – June 5

Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies by Léonie Bischoff, translated by Jenna Allen – June 6

The Final Girls by Sally Cantirino and Cara Ellison – June 6

Futari Escape, Volume 3 by Shouichi Taguchi – June 6

I’m Kinda Chubby, and I’m Your Hero, Volume 2 by Nore – June 6

Tiger, Tiger: Volume One by Petra Erika Nordlund – June 6

Turning Japanese: A Graphic Memoir by Marinaomi – June 6

Vern, Custodian of the Universe by Tyrell Waiters – June 6

Cosmoknights: Book Two by Hannah Templer – June 13

Dictatorship: It’s Easier than You Think! by Kasia Babis, Sarah Kendzior, and Andrea Chalupa – June 13

Even Though We’re Adults, Volume 6 by Takako Shimura – June 13

The Faint of Heart by Kerilynn Wilson – June 13

Joyama, Volume 2 by Daniel Isles – June 13

The Love Report by BeKa and Maya – June 13

Old-Fashioned Cupcake by Sagan Sagan – June 13

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World TP by Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, Nick Dragotta, Lee Loughridge, and Jason Aaron – June 13

Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale Graphic Novel by Kelly and Nichole Matthews, Stephanie Kate Strohm, and Liz Braswell – June 13

Red Tag by Roger Cruz, Rafael Albuquerque, and Rafael Scavone – June 13

Prokaryote Season by Leo Fox – June 14

Until I Love Myself: The Journey of a Nonbinary Manga Artist, Volume 1 by Poppy Pesuyama – June 20

By the Lingering Light of a Slowly Dying Sun by Tyler Landry – June 21

Klik Klik Boom by Doug Dabbs, Matt Wilson, Ed Dukeshire, and Doug Wagner – June 21

Faded Away, Volume 1 by Qiseki – June 27

Goodbye, Eri by Tatsuki Fujimoto – June 27

Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story by Sarah Myer – June 27

Out There by Seaerra Miller – June 27

A Boy Named Rose by Gaelle Geniller – June 28

How to Read

So there you go! 27 new comics and graphic novels for June 2023! Which comics are you looking forward to reading this summer? 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: "27 New Comics and Graphic Novels for June 2023." The comics visible are The West Moon Chronicle, Boys Weekend, River's Edge, The Sickness, Astro and Inéz: La Novela, Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America, Us, Mage and the Endless Unknown, and Giga.

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.