New Number Ones: Comics Coming in July 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 a ton of new series of interest starting in July. Part of that may be due to that there are five Wednesdays this month. Cullen Bunn has three new books alone coming at you. Also, Jonathan Hickman is relaunching the X-Men line at Marvel, and DC has some books spinning out of their Leviathan event.

We are presenting a slate of new books 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.

 


BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 8)
DC Comics
Writer: Sean Murphy
Artist: Murphy
Cover Art: Murphy

In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family’s legacy-and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight. Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga-and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!

Release Date: July 24, 2019


BLACK HAMMER / JUSTICE LEAGUE: HAMMER OF JUSTICE #1 (OF 5)
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Michael Walsh
Cover Art: Walsh

DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019!

A strange man arrives simultaneously on Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis, and both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, and the rest of the Black Hammer gang!

Release Date: July 10, 2019


CHARLIES ANGELS VS BIONIC WOMAN #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Cameron Deordio
Artist: Soo Lee
Cover Art: Cat Staggs

When Charlie’s Angels pick up an assignment to steal a dangerous patent and put it back in the hands of its mysterious inventor, they encounter their toughest counterspy yet: The Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers. This new series follows two of television’s top teams after their programming run and into the 1980s. When the Office of Scientific Investigation is privatized and its patents sold off to the highest bidder, a military contractor looks to take bionics to the battlefield. Will the Bionic Woman be able to protect the patent from the would-be thieves, or will the Angels prevail, mothballing the formula’s military applications in favor of medical uses?

Release Date: July 3, 2019


COLLAPSER #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics / Young Animal
Writer: Mikey Way & Shaun Simon
Artist: Ilias Kyriazis
Cover Art: Kyriazis

There’s a voice in the head of Liam James questioning everything he does-from his job at the nursing home to keeping his relationship with his girlfriend afloat. Liam suffers from anxiety, and the only thing that quiets it is music, which makes a weekly DJ gig his one saving grace. But Liam’s life changes forever when he receives a black hole in the mail (yes, you read that right), one that takes up residence in his chest, grants him insane superpowers, turns him into a celebrity and draws him into a cosmic conflict beyond his wildest imagination. Where did this black hole come from? Why Liam? Is power the cure? Or will superstardom turn Liam into a black hole himself? Find out in COLLAPSER, a superhero story that could only come from DC’s Young Animal!

Release Date: July 17, 2019


DOOM PATROL: THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS #1
DC Comics / Young Animal
Writer: Gerard Way & Jeremy Lambert
Artist: James Harvey
Cover Art: Nick Derington

All hail the Supreme Shape! Gerard Way and the World’s Strangest Superheroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! Featuring artwork by acclaimed cartoonist James Harvey, this issue finds the Doom Patrol facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal! Meanwhile, Cliff Steele, formerly known as Robotman, must come to terms with his new body of flesh and bone…yet the real test turns out to be something far more frightening: his mom.

Release Date: July 3, 2019


GHOSTED IN LA #1
BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Cover Art: Keenan

In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer-unless you live with the dead. Rycroft Manor may be old. It may be abandoned. It may even be haunted. But Daphne Walters doesn’t care about any of that-it has a pool and the rent is free. New to LA, coming off of a bad breakup and having a pretty terrible week, Daphne might need to crash on this haunted couch for a while, but having undead roommates might be more than she bargained for! Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she’s been missing in the big city? From GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace and illustrator Siobhan Keenan comes a story about learning how to make friends, find love, and live to the fullest with a little help from some friends whose lives didn’t end at death.

Release Date: July 10, 2019


HISTORY OF MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Comics
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Javier Rodriguez
Cover Art: Steve McNiven

ALL-NEW STORY BY LEGENDARY CREATOR MARK WAID! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Marvel Universe – in one lavishly illustrated series! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE chronicles completely, for the first time, everything that was, is or will be! Lushly illustrated text tells the complete story of the Marvel Universe, revealing previously unknown secrets and serving as the ultimate reference book for Marvel fans! Witness the greatest tale ever told – and be prepared for some shocking revelations!

Release Date: July 24, 2019


HOUSE OF X #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Comics
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Cover Art: Larraz

FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Men. In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.

Release Date: July 24, 2019


JIMMY OLSEN #1 (OF 12)
DC Comics
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Steve Leiber
Cover Art: Leiber

Jimmy Olsen must die! Wait, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Jimmy Olsen lives! Superman’s best friend and Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen tours the bizarre underbelly of the DC Universe in this new miniseries featuring death, destruction, giant turtles and more! It’s a centuries-spanning whirlwind of weird that starts in Metropolis and ends in Gotham City. And then we kill Jimmy.

Release Date: July 17, 2019


KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #1
AfterShock Comics
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Fran Galan
Cover Art: Galan

When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledges to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursued a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life was shattered. Auguste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence.

Release Date: July 31, 2019


LOIS LANE #1 (OF 12)
DC Comics
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Art: Perkins

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman’s life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkins team up for a tale of conspiracy, intrigue and murder that pushes even Lois to her limits.

Release Date: July 3, 2019


MANOR BLACK #1 (OF 4)
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt
Artist: Tyler Crook
Cover Art: Crook

From the creators of Harrow County and The Sixth Gun comes this gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis. Roman Black is the moribund patriarch of a family of powerful sorcerers. As his wicked and corrupt children fight over who will take the reins of Manor Black and become representative of the black arts, Roman adopts a young mage whom he gifts his powers to with the hope that someone good will take his place against the evil forces out to bring down his family and legacy.

Release Date: July 31, 2019


NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #1 (OF 5)
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Aubrey Sitterson
Artist: Fico Ossio
Cover Art: Ossio

They’ve saved the planet countless times, but what happens after the final battle has been won? Creators Aubrey Sitterson & Fico Ossio take inspiration from the legendary Dragon Ball to tell a story of regret, resentment, and growing older, one that asks, “What does a fighter do when there’s no one left to fight?”

Release Date: July 3, 2019


POWERS OF X #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Comics
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: R.B.Silva
Cover Art: Silva

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman  continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present and future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men!

Release Date: July 31, 2019


RAGNAROK BREAKING OF HELHEIM #1 (OF 6)
IDW Publishing
Writer: Walter Simonson
Artist: Simonson
Cover Art: Simonson & Laura Martin

In the end, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid. There, so the stories tell, the gods and their great enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all-encompassing ocean, and the Nine worlds were destroyed. In this issue, Thor hears a voice out of the past and learns that not all the old stories are true, and that the path before him now leads to Helheim, the land of the Dead. Walter Simonson presents the next thrilling chapter of his own post-Ragnarok Thor saga!

Release Date: July 17, 2019


REAVER #1
Image Comics
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs & Alex Guimaraes
Cover Art: Becky Cloonan

SERIES PREMIERE! The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds at that must be stopped at all costs. To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners-a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son-the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen. Join JUSTIN JORDAN and REBEKAH ISAACS for REAVER-a dark, grim fantasy for a post-Game of Thrones world.

Release Date: July 10, 2019


SEA OF STARS #1
Image Comics
Writer: Jason Aaron & Dennis Hallum
Artist: Stephen Green
Cover Art: Green

“LOST IN THE WILDS OF HEAVEN,” Part One: Being a space trucker sounds like a cool job, but in reality, it can be boring as hell. So when recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride-that is, until their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Now separated from his son-with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate-Gil must defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting?! From the writing duo of JASON AARON and DENNIS HALLUM, with dazzling art by STEPHEN GREEN and cosmic colors by RICO RENZI, comes a brand-new science fiction series with all the scope and heart of the The Neverending Story crossed with the imaginative weirdness of Miyazaki-an intense, galaxy-spanning adventure that’s suitable for fans of all ages!

Release Date: July 3, 2019

PCS NOTES: Look for a Preview Review of this book coming tomorrow.


SECOND COMING #1
Ahoy Comics
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Richard Pace
Cover Art: Amanda Connor

AHOY is proud to present-for the first time anywhere-the series everyone’s talking about, by award-winning writer Mark Russell and artist Richard Pace! God commands Earth’s mightiest super-hero, Sunstar, to accept Jesus as his roommate and teach him how to use power in a… more powerful way. Jesus, shocked at the way humans have twisted his message over two millennia, vows to straighten them out. This deluxe first issue features 30 pages of story!

Release Date: July 10, 2019

PCS NOTES: We are hoping this book actually makes it to print. For more about this effort check out this link.


STAR PIG #1 (OF 4)
IDW Publishing
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Francesco Gaston
Cover Art: Sara Richard

Like many late-21st-century teens, geeky 16-year-old Vess gets packed off to spend her summer at Space Camp-which is literally in space. Tragically, a shuttle accident sends her and the rest of the passengers careening toward a cold, frosty death among the stars. But when a gigantic, space-faring water bear miraculously rescues Vess and her beloved retro Discman, it’s the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and an incredible journey home, all set to the nostalgic tunes of Vess’s 1990s-heavy playlist. From the mind of New York Times bestseller Delilah S. Dawson comes an inventive story about loss and resiliency. Nostalgia-tinged humor, perfect for fans of Saga and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Release Date: July 24, 2019


STRANGELANDS #1
Humanoids, Inc
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio & Darcie Little Badger
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Art: Mike McKone

The Humanoids H1 Universe brings you another smash series! Adam Land, an indigenous American, and Elakshi Land, a British-Asian, have what some might call “a love-hate relationship.” They’d probably be better off without one another, except for the fact that they have superpowers that cause mass destruction whenever they are separated. Now, their greatest challenge is to stay together-even if it tears the world apart.

Release Date: July 10, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is the first book that we will review from Humanoids. Also, based on some knowledge that we have, the artist has most likely changed, but the information above is still what is solicited.


UNEARTH #1
Image Comics
Writer: Cullen Bunn & Kyle Strahm
Artist: Baldemar Rivas
Cover Art: Rivas

SERIES PREMIERE! When a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico, a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. Tracing the source of the disease to a nearby cave system, the team discovers a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape. This new subterranean nightmare is brought to you by writers CULLEN BUNN and KYLE STRAHM, and rising-star artist BALDEMAR RIVAS!

Release Date: July 10, 2019


VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Jason Aaron & Al Ewing
Artist: CAFU
Cover Art: Mahmud A. Asrar

JANE FOSTER STARS IN AN ALL-NEW NEW ONGOING SERIES! A new hero emerges straight from the pages of THE WAR OF THE REALMS! For years, you knew her as Dr. Jane Foster, one of Thor’s most steadfast companions. Then you knew her as Thor, the Goddess of Thunder, who took up the mantle when no other hero – god or human – was worthy. Now Jane takes on a new role as Valkyrie, guide and ferrywoman to the dead! But her days of punching are far from over. WAR OF THE REALMS master architect Jason Aaron and superstar Al Ewing join forces with rising star artist CAFU for the book that’ll have everyone talking!

Release Date: July 24, 2019