New Number Ones: Comics Coming in December 2018

Welcome to New Number Ones!!

Here, we give our readers a preview of the new comic book series that we are looking forward to each month. We have compiled an alphabetical list with cover art and the official solicitation text from PREVIEWSworld.

December is a light month for new series debuts, but there are a few that are really exciting.

We hope you will take a look and think about giving these a try. We will bring you reviews of most of these debut issues as they come out, and don’t forget to use the comments section to let us know what you think of this list.


BREAKNECK #1
Titan Comics
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Artist: Simone Guglielmini

A gritty countdown crime thriller in modern-day Philadelphia, Breakneck is an all-new suspense comic from celebrated crime and comics author Duane Swierczynski!
When white-collar everyman Joe Hayward confronts his cheating wife, he’s plunged headfirst into a terrorist plot that will bring Philadelphia to its knees! With two hours to go, Joe will need all the help he can get – including the government agent his wife may be sleeping with!

A perfect thriller for fans of 24, Homeland, and Falling Down, illustrated with every seedy detail by Simone Guglielmini, Raffaele Semeraro, and Lovern Kindzierski.

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 

 


DIE #1
Image Comics
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Stephanie Hans

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji.” That only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in oversized debut issue-where fantasy gets all too real.

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 

 

 


Freedom Fighters #1
DC Comics
Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Eddy Barrows

Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters.

Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they’re to have any chance of victory, they’re going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed. The 12-part epic “Death of a Nation” storyline kicks off here!

Release Date: Dec 19, 2018

 

 


GODDESS MODE #1
Vertigo / DC Comics
Writer: Zoe Quinn
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

Don’t miss the start of a new series by Hugo Award nominee Zo Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez!
In a near future where humanity’s needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price’s life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.

Release Date: Dec 12, 2018

 

 

 


GRUMBLE #1
Albatross Funnybooks
Writer: Rafer Roberts
Artist: Mike Norton

When the forces of good and evil are hunting you down, the only logical thing to do is disguise yourself as a dog and go on the run! Eddie is a low-rent hustler who got magically turned into a pug during a con gone wrong. Tala is Eddie’s long-lost, part-demon daughter. When Tala finds herself the target of powerful inter-dimensional forces, she goes to Eddie for help-setting off a chain reaction of chaos and destruction that could threaten the very fabric of existence. Can Eddie and Tala put aside their differences long enough to survive the magical mayhem and madness that they started, or will they kill each other first? (It’s probably the second one!) For readers who like it gruff and anthropomorphic, get ready for your new favorite comic!

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 

 


LAGUARDIA #1
Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Nnedi Okorafor
Artist: Tana Ford

Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.

There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding?

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 

 


MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1
DC Comics
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Riley Rossmo

No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of the Earth-forever!

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 

 

 


MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Javi Garron

Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc…and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn’t even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed and Young Gun Javier Garron bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe!

Release Date: Dec 12, 2018

 

 

 


PRODIGY #1
Image Comics
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman-his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 

 

 


SHAZAM! #1
DC Comics
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Dale Eaglesham

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)

Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins!

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 


WINTER SOLDIER #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Rod Reis

Bucky Barnes believes in second chances.

Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked hard to atone for his sins. But now…he’s going to go one step further. What do you do when you’ve found redemption? You help others do the same.

From KYLE HIGGINS and ROD REIS comes the next chapter in the saga of the Winter Soldier. He’s becoming a “fixer,” working to help others leave behind lives of crime. It’s Bucky’s way of channeling his own pain in a productive, personal way…by helping others find the redemption that he found. However, as Bucky is going to learn, not all paths are the same…and not everyone can be “saved.”

Release Date: Dec 05, 2018

 


X-FORCE #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Dylan Burnett

FROM THE ASHES OF EXTERMINATION!

Cable is dead…and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath. must hunt down the murderer of their former leader! The mutant militia are hot for blood…but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with all of it? From Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett, comes an all-new, high-octane mutant adventure! A reckoning will come!

Release Date: Dec 26, 2018

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