New Number Ones: Comics Coming in March 2019

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.

March has a diverse group of premiere issues that we are excited about, and they come from a wide variety of publishers. Some of our favorite comic book talents are bringing us some of these new series.

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.


AGE OF CONAN BELIT #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Kate Niemczyk
Cover Art: Sana Takeda

THE SHE-DEVIL OF THE SEA WHO WOULD BE QUEEN!
BÊLIT. The name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen’s path!

The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan’s most formidable – and memorable – female compatriots, in an all-new story revealing how she became the undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST!

The teenage Bêlit, obsessed with the sea – as well as the monsters and treasures she thinks are summoning her there – stows away on the ship of the dread Admiral ATRAHASIS into a deadly adventure even she could not predict!

PLUS: The first chapter in an all-new BÊLIT prose novella, presented here for the first time!

Release Date: Mar 13, 2019


ASSASSIN NATION #1
Image Comics
Writer: Kyle Starks
Artist: Erica Henderson

SERIES PREMIERE! Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON teams up with KYLE STARKS for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.

The World’s Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him.

With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.

Release Date: Mar 13, 2019


BAD LUCK CHUCK #1
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Lela Gwenn
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith

She’ll need more than a rabbit’s foot to get through this. Cursed at birth, Charlene “Chuck” Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. She can get you that insurance payout fortune-for a price. But bad luck doesn’t always go as planned, and when Chuck gets stuck between a dissatisfied crime boss client, a cult leader, and a dogged insurance-fraud investigator, things get… explosive. Everything that could go wrong does-and only about half of it by accident.

Release Date: Mar 27, 2019

 


CALAMITY KATE #1
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Corin Howell & Valentina Pinto

Kate Strand reboots her destructive life and moves to LA to be the superhero she always wanted to be – Calamity Kate: gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition; desperate to show she’s worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore.

From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics’ Eternity Girl and artist on IDW’s Ghostbusters and X-Files comes this modern day, adventure of heroes and monsters.

Release Date: Mar 13, 2019


DARK RED #1
Aftershock Comics
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Cover Art: Aaron Campbell

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town. Tim Seeley and Corin Howell bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America – one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

Release Date: Mar 20, 2019


GLOW #1
IDW Publishing
Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Hannah Templer

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to take on the world-or at least LA-in this comic based on the hit Netflix series! When the unthinkable happens and the women of GLOW find themselves ahead of schedule, Sam ruins the promise of a wrestling-free weekend with… more wrestling! Robbed of blissful relaxation and forced to raise money to fund their way to the event, the GLOW team is less-than-prepared for their opponents: real gorgeous lady wrestlers. What could possibly go wrong?!

Release Date: Mar 27, 2019


INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1
Dark Horse / Berger Books
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Christian Ward

Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system’s dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left?

By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward.

Release Date: Mar 20, 2019


LAB RAIDER #1
Black Mask Comics
Writer: Matt Miner
Artist: Creees Lee

A pair of young vigilantes break into a black market laboratory where illegal tests are being run on animals. What at first seems like a simple rescue mission becomes more dangerous when they stumble on secret military experiments, discovering to their horror that the animals they sought to help have been turned into something different, something monstrous… and, once the cages are opened, the rescuers quickly become the prey of these weaponized beasts. This high-octane action comic blends vigilante heroics with sci-fi horror for a brutal new adventure.

Release Date: Mar 27, 2019


LAZARUS RISEN #1
Image Comics
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Michael Lark

NEW STORY ARC!

“FRACTURE I,” Part One: LAZARUS returns in an all-new prestige format! New series, new story arc, new size, and a new quarterly schedule!
Introducing a new ongoing LAZARUS series-at 64 pages, perfect bound, LAZARUS: RISEN continues the story of Forever and the Carlyle Family… featuring an over-sized, 44-page story by Eisner winners GREG RUCKA and MICHAEL LARK, an all-new short story exploring the larger world of LAZARUS by Eisner-nominated writer LILAH STURGES, an all-new supplement to the Modern Age: World of Lazarus Role-playing Game by Green Ronin, original design artifacts and art supplements, and more!

Two years have passed since the Carlyle Family was betrayed in battle, and the Conclave War encroaches on every side. As a new era dawns, Johanna Carlyle goes on the attack to ensure the survival of her Family, relying on the loyalty and support of the Carlyle Lazarus-her sister, Forever-remaining at her side. And while their united front may be enough to turn the tide, the cracks are beginning to show…

Release Date: Mar 20, 2019


LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1
Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Artist: CAFU
Cover Art: Mico Suayan

Eisner Award-winning writer Joshua Dysart returns to the Valiant Universe to continue crafting Toyo Harada’s controversial mission to save humanity from itself. Presented in an over-sized format and featuring a lineup of all-star artists, including Mico Suayan, CAFU, and more, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA will place the planet’s most powerful man in the spotlight as he strives to control the course of history. But with the menacing mastermind’s resources dwindling after the downfall of the Harbinger Foundation and a target on his head, will the formidable psiot re-emerge as humanity’s greatest hero…or its most dangerous villain?

Release Date: Mar 13, 2019


MORNING IN AMERICA #1
Oni Press
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Claudia Aguirre

The year is 1983. A series of disappearances afflicts Tucker, Ohio following the opening of a mysterious new factory. But when the town finds itself under siege from strange monsters, it’s up to intrepid girl gang of no-account teen delinquents to try and figure out what’s happening-and save everyone’s lives before it’s too late.

Release Date: Mar 06, 2019

PCS Note:  This is the second new series by Magdalene Visaggio on the list. She is becoming damn near prolific, and we couldn’t be happier for her.


RONIN ISLAND #1
Boom! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.

Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.

Release Date: Mar 06, 2019


SABRINA TEENAGE WITCH #1
Archie Comics
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Veronica Fish

BRAND NEW SERIES! Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her Aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD!

Release Date: Mar 27, 2019


SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Mark Bagley
Cover Artist: Chip Zdarsky

In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event – so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?

A special high-end limited series that’s a part of the celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY combines the talents of Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley to tell the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived!

In this first over-sized issue, when Flash Thompson is drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, Spidey must weigh the question of where his responsibility truly lies!

Release Date: Mar 20, 2019


VIKING QUEEN ONE SHOT
Source Point Press
Writer: Paul Storrie
Artist: Kevin Caron

Dark sorceress Ovaria, Bringer of Chaos, is bringing death and destruction to the kingdom of Svellvollir, but Queen Elgven is ready to defend her kingdom by any means. While she and her loyal war band face the oncoming horde, can she devise a plan to bring her face-to-face with Ovaria herself for a battle to end this war?

Release Date: Mar 20, 2019

PCS Note: This was originally funded through a Kickstarter, and we are super excited to see it hit Comic Shops. Look for a Preview Review of this before the release date.