Well they are not new, but with the shortcode comic-archive you can now change the ‘type’ of archive display it is.
with the argument list= you can have different types of archives then the standard
list=2 and list=3 were added with 1.3.2/1.3.3 of Comic Easel, which also accepts the order=asc/desc argument with it.
List #2 displays your archives in a linkable list by year which links you can click on for what year of the archives you want to view.
List #3 is the same as list #2 but instead of seperating by years, it displays all of the years on the page it was added to; then the list underneith
[ comic-archive list=3 order=asc ]
Give it a try (no spaces after the [ and before the ])