Most Anticipated Comic Books of 2016

2016 is proving to be a  promising year for the lovers, makers, and readers of comic books. With brand new amazing series to come, our team has break down a Top 15 List of the most promising comics books releasing this year, combining epic superheroes with indie novels.

  1. Civil War II
  2. Black Panther
  3. The Dark and Bloody
  4. Cryptocracy
  5. Another Castle
  6. Heartless
  7. Dark Night: A True Batman Story
  8. Sunset Park
  9. Devolution
  10. The Punisher
  11. The Legend of Wonder Woman
  12. Cry Havoc
  13. Captain Marvel
  14. Moon Knight
  15. I Am A Hero

civilwar2-coverCivil War II

  • Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Release Date: June 2016

“Civil War II” is an upcoming comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics that is scheduled to debut in June 2016, as a sequel to 2006’s “Civil War”. Is expected that Civil War 2 will offer a compelling conflict between heroes.

blackpantherBlack Panther

  • Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Release Date: April 2016

The most important black superhero of all time is probably the most anticipated superhero comic mainstream of 2016.

darkandbloodyThe Dark and Bloody

  • Writer: Shawn Aldridge
  • Publisher: Vertigo/ DC Comics
  • Release Date: February 10, 2016

The new Vertigo series brings the good old horror that helped make Vertigo’s reputation. The comic is a Southern gothic tale set in Kentucky with plenty monsters, moonshine and guns.


  • Writer: Van Jensen
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date: June, 2016

Van Jensen is teaming up with artist Pete Woods in Cryptocracy. The comic brings every single conspiracy theory in history to light, via a deep exploration of the secret society behind them all.

anothercastleAnother Castle

  • Writer: Andrew Wheeler
  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Release Date: March 2, 2016

Another Castle is a new subversion of princess tropes and one of the most anticipated books for 2016. In this novel, the princess priorities is not just saving herself, but the entire kingdom.


  • Writers : Warren Ellis & Tula Lotay
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Release Date: 2016

A modern tale about love, revenge and the deadly grip of supernatural. Heartless follows a female musician from northern England who returns to her family’s cottage to write a new album, only to discover demons both literal and figurative waiting in the forest.

darknightDark Night: A True Batman Story

  • Writer: Paul Dini
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Release Date: June 2016

This novel will chart how Paul Dini relates to mythic heroism when hope seems as much a fiction as a billionaire playboy vigilante.

sunsetparkSunset Park

  • Writer: Ronald Wimberly
  • Publisher Image Comics
  • Release Date: 2016

Limited series by Ronal Winberly about different perspectives and gothic vampire tale, set to expose the modern phenomenon of gentrification in Brooklin, NYC. 


  • Writer: Rick Remender
  • Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
  • Release Date: January 20, 2016

A genetic disaster regresses every living species on the planet to prehistoric forms. Every living creature on Earth has been devolved – the evolutionary clock turned back, reverting all life to odd mutations and prehistoric incarnations.

punisherThe Punisher

  • Writer: Becky Cloonan
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Release Date: April, 19 2016

Frank Castle is back! A drug bust that takes him by surprise pushes him over the limit. The Punisher loses control and and spirals down into the heart of darkness to fight crime and to punish all those who deserve it.

The Legend of Wonder WomanThe Legend of Wonder Woman

A new WONDER WOMAN 9-issue miniseries begins here with a story written and pencilled by Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn)! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future—and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!

cryhavocCry Havoc

Set in war-torn Afghanistan, the story follows three intersecting groups of characters, all with supernatual ties. This novel blends military drama, werewolf folklore and horror / romance.

captainmarvelCaptain Marvel

  • Writer: Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Release Date: January, 2016

The Captain has made her return on a bold new frontier for Carol Danvers as she soars to new heights in her greatest mission yet—leader of the all-new Alpha Flight space program.

moonknightMoon Knight

  • Writer: Jeff Lemire
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Release Date: April 13, 2016

Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years… or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime’s worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question.

iamheroI Am A Hero

  • Writer: Kengo Hanzawa
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date: April 13, 2016

I Am A Hero follows a sad-sack manga assistant who survives a zombie outbreak thanks to his personal firearm. This horror import Japanese novel may be the first viable alternative to the mainstream The Walking Dead in the zombie genre.

Worth to mention:

Sorry for this great list coming out late, but it’s worth sharing around. Let us know how we did.  Would your list look similar ? Would you add or take any thing away from our list. Let us know in the comments…  Start the conversation.

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Quen-Quen Potter

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2 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Comic Books of 2016

  • May 24, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    What website do you recommend to buy comics? With international shipping.

    • June 3, 2016 at 9:16 PM

      Depends on where you are trying to get them shipped.


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