New Number Ones: Comics Coming in April 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.

April 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, and some are coming back for new volumes.

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.


ACHILLES INC #1
Source Point Press
Writer: Andy Schmidt
Artist: Daniel Maine

Ten years ago, a sliver of the world’s population was granted super powers in an instant. Since then, these “Boosters” have turned the planets socio-economic systems on their ear. Instead of dressing up in colorful costumes and beating each other up, they formed a union – called Power Corps – and replaced the blue collar workforces across the globe. The world is in despair. Jobs are scarce and we “duds” are nearly powerless to fight back. That’s where Ransom and his Achilles Incorporated team come in. This firm that exploits the weaknesses of Boosters has taken on big case. The fuse is lit!

Release Date: Apr 24, 2019


ASCENDER #1 
Image Comics
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Dustin Nguyen
Cover Art: Nguyen

“THE HAUNTED GALAXY,” Part One
Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER!

Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER’s storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same!

With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!

Release Date: Apr 24, 2019


BRONZE AGE BOOGIE #1
Ahoy Comics
Writer: Stuart Moore & Tyrone Finch
Artist: Alain Mauricet & Alberto Ponticelli
Cover Art: Ponticelli

AHOY Wave Two begins! What do you get when you combine all the best-loved comics genres of the 1970s: apes, monsters, Kung Fu, sword-and-sorcery, and cosmic adventure? You get Bronze Age Boogie, an intense, character-based action-fest with plenty of style! In this collector’s item first issue, young barbarian princess Brita Constantina finds herself battling a Martian invasion in both 1975 AD and BC!

Back-feature: Meet Major Ursa, the first bear in space. But will he be a hero or a villain? Plus the usual assortment of AHOY extra text stories!

Release Date: Apr 03, 2019


DICK TRACY: FOREVER #1
IDW Entertainment
Writer: Michael Avon Oeming
Artist: Michael Avon Oeming
Cover Art: Michael Avon Oeming

Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avon Oeming on a startling case through time and space!

Release Date: Apr 24, 2019


FAIRLADY #1
Image comics
Writer: Brian Schirmer
Artist: Claudia Balboni
Cover Art: Balboni & Marissa Louise

Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over?

After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”-a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.

Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni, and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY-an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world.

Plus, this-and every-issue contains a complete 30-page story!

Release Date: Apr 10, 2019


FAITHLESS #1 (OF 5)
Boom! Studios
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Art: Paul Pope

Faith. Sex. The Devil.

Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it’s cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it’s part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she’s a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She’s right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her . . .

In short- Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.

New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet with Eisner Award winning artist Paul Pope on covers coalesce in a story of self-exploration, eroticism, and maybe even love.

Release Date: Apr 10, 2019


KISS: THE END #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Amy Chu
Artist: Edu Menna
Cover Art: Stuart Sayger

What lies beyond our world? Is there a heaven? Is there a hell?

When a young man finds himself on the wrong side of life, he encounters Death itself and is set on a quest to seek out his errant demon offspring in an attempt to make his way back to the world of the living! But there is much peril on the way and the only ones who can help him are KISS!

From writer Amy Chu and artist Edu Menna comes the next chapter in the KISS saga!

Release Date: Apr 10, 2019


MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER #1
AfterShock Comics
Writer: Adam Glass & Olivia Cuartero-Briggs
Artist: Hayden Sherman
Cover Art: Sherman

For nearly two centuries, scholars have wondered how on earth Mary Shelley, a nineteen-year-old girl, was able to conjure one of the most frightening and enduring horror stories of all-time: Frankenstein.

But with the recent discovery of Mary Shelley’s secret memoir, the truth is finally revealed: Mary Shelley didn’t just write Frankenstein, she lived it. Traveling back to that historic Geneva winter of 1816, Mary, her fianc√© Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron, find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary’s life for-ever.

Brought to life by Adam Glass and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs with art by Hayden Sherman, Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter is historical fiction at its most (After)shocking!

Release Date: Apr 17, 2019


ORPHAN AGE #1
AfterShock Comics
Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Nuno Plati
Cover Art: Plati

One day all the adults died, all over the world, at the same time.

Now it’s twenty years later, and the children – all grown up – are still rebuilding the world. Horses and caravans are the only thin lines connecting tiny, scattered settlements – little sparks in the great dark night. Gasoline is gone, phones long-dead, television a memory. The only power in America is the New Church, the religion of the angry children, that blames the destruction of the old world on the dead adults.

In the settlement of Dallastown, a stranger comes riding in one day, telling a story of escape from the New Church’s unstoppable Firemen. The Church is on the march, and the world might burn again – and the only hope might be a scared teenage girl, a gunslinger keeping his secrets, and a woman of few words and long knives. Welcome to the Orphan Age.

Release Date: Apr 10, 2019


PUNK MAMBO #1 (OF 5)
Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Adam Gorham
Cover Art: Daniel Brereton

Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to the Bayou. Now, she’s a mystical mercenary for hire.

In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.
From writer Cullen Bunn and artist Adam Gorham comes this hilariously horrifying tale.

New characters, new places, same Punk attitude!

Great for fans of Dead at 17 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Release Date: Apr 24, 2019


SHE COULD FLY: THE LOST PILOT #1
Dark Horse Comics / Berger Books
Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Martin Morazzo & Miroslav Mrva
Cover Art: Martin Morazzo

The acclaimed miniseries continues! Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution . . . but that might just mean she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been before. After discovering clues about the Flying Woman’s missing family, Luna’s obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago and a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more. Luna begins to wonder . . . will she even survive long enough to go insane?

Release Date: Apr 10, 2019


THANOS #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Comics
Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Cover Art: Jeff Dekal

THANOS IS DEAD!

Executed by the deadliest assassin in the galaxy…his daughter, Gamora. But before their relationship came to a bloody end, how did it begin? Find out in this all new miniseries by Tini Howard and Ariel Olivetti!

Release Date: Apr 24, 2019


XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Vita Ayala
Artist: Olympia Sweetman
Cover Art: David Mack

In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings…a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA and artist OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?

Release Date: Apr 10, 2019

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