Welcome back 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.

As we burst into 2019, there are some very interesting new titles coming. DC will be debuting its Wonder Comics label with two new series, and Marvel will be bringing back some familiar titles with new distinctive spins. There are also some returns of classic properties for the Indie publishers.

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.


BLACK WIDOW #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Artist: Flaviano (Clayton Crain – Cover)

Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she’s tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels…to be a hero. And where’d that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she’s back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Jen and Sylvia Soska – the Twisted Twins of horror – join rising artist Flaviano to weave a web of vice, violence and vengeance that will net Natasha the biggest bad men she’s ever faced…or put her back in the ground for good.

Release Date: Jan 16, 2019

 

 


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1
Boom! Studios
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora (Matt Taylor – Cover)

Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon.

This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil.

But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Eisner Award-Nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and Russ Manning Award-Winner Dan Mora bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.

Release Date: Jan 23, 2019


CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Kelly Thomson
Artist: Carmen Nunez Carnero (Amanda Conner – Cover)

As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!

Release Date: Jan 09, 2019

 

 


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Mahmud Asrar (Esad Rebic – Cover)

From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…

Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!

The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron and artist Mahmud Asrar, as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

Release Date: Jan 02, 2019


CRIMINAL #1
Image Comics
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist: Sean Phillips

Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title-as a new MONTHLY SERIES!

In this double-sized (at no additional cost!) debut issue, Teeg Lawless is back in town. But he finds himself in more trouble than ever, thanks to his delinquent teenage son-and this time, fists and bullets may not be enough to solve his problems.

A perfect introduction to CRIMINAL and its dark, exciting world, this series will also include back page art and articles to bring readers more fully into the noir experience.

Release Date: Jan 09, 2019


FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Juann Cabal (Andrew Robinson – Cover)

Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and…and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man’s (and Peter Parker’s) neighborhood than any book ever. Also, it wouldn’t be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but all his neighbors. Superstar writer TOM TAYLOR and rising art star JUANN CABAL give you the most local Spider-Man ever!

Release Date: Jan 09, 2019

 

 


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Geoff Shaw (David Marquez – Cover)

WHO WILL STAND?

The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw!

Release Date: Jan 23, 2019

 


HALO LONE WOLF #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Anne Toole
Art by Kieran McKeown & JL Straw (Christian Ward – Cover)

Sent on a covert mission without the rest of her team, Spartan Linda-058’s skills in infiltration and marksmanship are called upon to end the threat posed by a wanted scientist on a distant planet. With only an ONI AI at her side, Linda must fight through both the dregs of the Covenant and the hostility of a lost human settlement to stop the rogue scientist in his tracks.

Release Date: Jan 02, 2019

 

 


INVADERS #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Carlos Magno & Butch Guice

THE GREATEST GENERATION OF MARVEL HEROES IS BACK – TO STOP ONE OF THEIR OWN!

In commemoration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary and springing from events in the pages of AVENGERS and THE BEST DEFENSE, the Marvel Universe’s first super-team is back! CAPTAIN AMERICA. THE HUMAN TORCH. THE WINTER SOLDIER. NAMOR. They fought in WORLD WAR II together as THE INVADERS. But now NAMOR is the enemy, a global threat more powerful than ever. His deadly plans are as deep and far-reaching as the ocean and REVELATIONS about his past could THREATEN the MARVEL UNIVERSE! It’s up to his old teammates to stop him, but what chance do they have against the man who knows their every move? “War Ghost” begins here!

Release Date: Jan 16, 2019

 


MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Multiple
Artist: Multiple (Arthur Adams – Cover)

THE CLASSIC MARVEL SERIES RETURNS FOR MARVEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY!

Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First – an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb!

Release Date: Jan 16, 2019

 

 


NAOMI #1
DC Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis & David F. Walker
Artist: Jamal Campbell

DC’s biggest, newest mystery starts here! When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi (last name?) begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home-and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics’ massively ambitious new series and star… NAOMI.

Release Date: Jan 23, 2019

 

 


OLIVER #1
Image Comics
Writer: Gary Whitta
Artist: Darick Robertson

SERIES PREMIERE! Award-winning screenwriter GARY WHITTA teams with celebrated artist DARICK ROBERTSON for a new take on a literary classic-with a futuristic twist. OLIVER re-imagines Charles Dickens’ most famous orphan as a post-apocalyptic superhero fighting to liberate a war-ravaged England while searching for the truth about his own mysterious origins.

Release Date: Jan 23, 2019

 

 


PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Caspar Wijngaard (Sean Phillips – Cover)

His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity’s darkest hour, he’s the hero they need the most-alas, poor humanity. Peter Cannon-the man known as Thunderbolt-is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end. Kieron Gillen teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard as he returns to the superhero genre with a dark, humorous and relentless love song to the genre.

Well, “Love Song” in a Leonard Cohen Love Song kind of way. Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt: saving a world he hates.

Release Date: Jan 30, 2019

 


TUROK #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Roberto Catro (Bart Sears – Cover)

A new hero rises! Turok pursues his kidnapped brother… in the Badlands of the Old West! In the waning days of the Indian Wars, the U.S. cavalry has captured Andar, but Turok will stop at nothing to rescue him. But that quest will lead Turok, Andar and even the soldiers to a strange, lost land inhabited by creatures beyond their imaginations. This is Turok as you’ve never seen him before … and Turok as you’ve always seen him! Written by acclaimed storyteller Ron Marz , with exquisite art by Roberto Castro.

Release Date: Jan 09, 2019

 

 


YOUNG JUSTICE #1
DC Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Patrick Gleason

Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!

Release Date: Jan 09, 2019