New Number Ones: Comics Coming in June 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. Look for our PCS NOTES below where we just have to tell you some more about the new comic in question.

There are not too many new series of interest starting in June. We found NINE new series or mini-series that we are excited about, plus ONE collected trade paperback. They are coming at you from a good 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.

Marvel Comics
Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Travel Forman, Michael Dowling, & Nao Fuji
Cover Art: J. Scott Campbell

The Black Cat is back and starring in her first ever ongoing series! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to…procure said finer things. But due to her actions in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Felicia’s not only on the run from the police but also by the New York Theives Guild and their boss ODESSA DRAKE! High-octane heists, climactic chases and twist after twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat like a cat on a perch. IN THIS ISSUE: Find out a secret from Cat’s past in a bonus story that sets a foundation for the future! All this and an all-new MARVEL MEOW short story by Nao Fuji!

Release Date: June 5, 2019

DC Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Alex Maleev
Cover Art: Maleev

The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat’s growth be stopped…and who’s guiding its new agents of chaos?

Release Date: June 12, 2019

PCS NOTES: Here is hoping that Bendis’ first real event at DC is a success!! This creative duo has a good track record for producing high quality storytelling.

Archie Comics
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Derek Charm
Cover Art: Charm

When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale’s most erudite teenager can’t manage the delicate dance of going back in time, and poor Juggie lands himself in an epic battle to keep the time stream intact!

Release Date: June 12, 2019

PCS NOTES: We are big fans of Sina Grace and this looks like a great, fun, adventure.

IDW / Black Crown
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Marley Zarcone
Cover Art: Zarcone

Where were you in ’81? When the White House goes dark for 17 days in August, the President’s spoiled daughter and her best friend Abe (who claims to be possessed by the spirit of Abe Lincoln) throw a rager at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, unearthing long dead historical figures and government secrets that are better off buried. Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll séances, and secret passageways lead to time-bending mystical romps where past and present collide. But at what cost to Marilyn Kelleher, the world at large, and music television?

Uniting the red-hot Eisner-nominated talents of writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Marley Zarcone for the first time, MARILYN MANOR explores identity, classism, appropriation, and friendship. It’s a rollicking, neon party gone out of bounds when we need it most-set just in time for the greatest pop cultural marriage to date: MTV.

Release Date: June 26, 2019

PCS NOTES: This creative team getting together is a dream come true, and the premise sounds like a rocking good time. We are in!

Valiant Comics
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Renato Guedes
Cover Art: Rod Reis

Who are the cosmic beings known only as the Psi-Lords? And how will they change the course of the Universe in this brand-new ongoing series?

Four astronauts awake in an otherworldly prison with no memory of how they got there! What is their connection to the Psi-Lords? And how will they escape?

Fred Van Lente is crafting a lively sci-fi mystery, and Renato Guedes’ art is (literally) out of this world.

Release Date: June 19, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is the latest in the interesting new series from Valiant.

Marvel Comics
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Tradd Moore
Cover Art: Moore

Spinning out of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, almost the entire galaxy’s defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn’t end there… In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. Follow the Sentinel of the Spaceways on a journey that will change him forever!

From superstars Donny Cates and Tradd Moore!

Release Date: June 12, 2019

PCS NOTES: Yeah, this looks real good!!!

DC Comics
Writer: Frank Miller
Artist: John Romita Jr. & Danny Miki
Cover Art: Romita Jr.

From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent’s youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC BLACK LABEL is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.!

Release Date: Jun 19, 2019

Vault Comics
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Jen Hickman
Cover Art: Hickman

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood-where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.

From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela and Jen Hickman comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.

Release Date: June 26, 2019

AfterShock Comics
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Art: Visions

Ash Parsons was raised to believe she’s special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she’s the golden goose of her family.

Her family is the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit trying to get ahead in the world and Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can’t teleport herself – making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. It’s a perfect setup but as things begin to change and the Parsons move up in the world, Ash will find herself pushing back against her golden cage, with deadly results.

Release Date: June 12, 2019

PCS NOTES: The previous two books are written by Christopher Sebela who certainly can spin some very cool comic tales. We are in on both of these!! 

Source Point Press
Writer: Christina Blanch & Chris Carr
Artist: Chee
Cover Art: Francesco Francavilla

How far will a man go to save his son? Charlie Wormwood has a pretty normal life – a house, a wife, a job, and a kid. With his son sick, he begins treading a dangerous path to make things right. Teaching in prison gives him many “opportunities” but what problems will he create as he walks into the prison of darkness for his family?

Release Date: June 26, 2019

PCS NOTES: It is rare for us to list a collection in this column, but this is a special case. It is a book we have been looking for to for quite a while. Look forward to a preview review about this book later in June, and add it to your June orders at your LCS.