New Number Ones: Comics Coming in August 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 August. Most of these are creator-owned new series which make them extra special. DC is missing from this list but September appears to be a good month for them. In the meantime, 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.


AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (OF 5)
Marvel Comics
Writer: Greg Pak & Jeff Parker
Artist: Carlos Pagulayan & Nico Leon
Cover Art: Jung-Geun Yoon

PROTECTING EVERY CORNER OF THE MARVEL U.!

By popular demand, ATLAS debut in their own series as AMADEUS CHO, SILK, SHANG-CHI, WAVE, JIMMY WOO and all your favorites defend the cross-Asian portal city of Pan against the science-magic threat of one of Marvel’s classic villains! Classic science-magic super hero fun combined with young and old heroes from multiple lands clashing with one another, fighting monsters and maybe saving the world along the way! And who is ISAAC IKEDA, the Protector of Pan?

PLUS: Where are the original AGENTS OF ATLAS? Namora, M-11, Gorilla Man and Marvel Boy in an all-new top-secret mission!

Release Date: August 7, 2019

PCS NOTES: AoA was a personal favorite of ours, and we are looking forward to its revival. Pak is a great choice to write this, and bringing back Parker is an extra piece of goodness.


BAD RECEPTION #1
AfterShock Comics
Writer: Juan Doe
Artist: Juan Doe
Cover Art: Doe

It’s the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaughtered by a serial killer who brands his victims with a hashtag.

BAD RECEPTION is a searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society’s obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity. Written and drawn by AfterShock’s very own Juan Doe!

Release Date: August 21, 2019

PCS NOTES: The premise of this has us intrigued, and we love Juan Doe, so….


BERSERKER UNBOUND #1 (OF 4)
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Mike Deodato
Cover Art: Deodato

A merciless sword and sorcery warrior finds himself blasted through a wormhole to a modern-day metropolis where he must protect those around him from an evil wizard determined to send him to hell. From the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin comes this urban warrior fantasy series!

Release Date: August 7, 2019

PCS NOTES: This creative team is crazy good. We are looking forward to Deodato’s first foray into the creator-owned realm after his long tenure with Marvel.


COFFIN BOUND #1
Image Comics
Writer: Dan Watters
Artist: Dani
Cover Art: Dani

SERIES PREMIERE! Cars! Guns! Entropy! Chased by an unstoppable killer, Izzy Tyburn has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Join writer DAN WATTERS, artist DANI, and colorist BRAD SIMPSON on a road trip through a blood-splattered life.

Release Date: August 7, 2019

PCS NOTES: The solicit page for this book on Previews has pull quotes from a plethora of A-List comic pros. It comes highly recommended. Look for a Preview Review from us next week to see what we think of it… (probably good though)


DEAD END KIDS #1
Source Point Press
Writer: Frank Gogol
Artist: Nenad Cvitcanin
Cover Art: Chris Madd

It’s 1999. Ben, Murphy, Tank, and Amanda are four screwed-up kids from broken homes… but they have had each other. When Ben is murdered, Murphy and his friends set out to find who killed him and find themselves in the cross-hairs! Dead End Kids is a dark coming-of-age murder mystery set in the ’90s, from the creative team behind 2018’s critically acclaimed Grief.

Release Date: August 7, 2019

PCS NOTES: We had a chance to catch up with the writer of this book and will have a Spotlight Interview coming up soon. Also this book will be part of next week’s Preview Review post.


DEATH-DEFYING DEVIL #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Walter Geovani
Cover Art: Riccardo Fedderici

The Winslow House is in shambles, but people call it home. It is a place for people who have almost nothing but are trying to make a life for themselves. It is also in a bad neighborhood, and no one will stop criminals from tormenting the residents…until The Death-Defying Devil shows up!

But when the Devil tries to step in and protect the innocent, things take a turn for the worse and he finds himself trapped inside the house, being taken care of by the same people he was trying to save.

Gail Simone and Walter Geovani present the story of The Death-Defying Devil and a group of neighbors who will do what it takes to keep their home, and each other, safe!

Release Date: August 7, 2019

PCS NOTES: It’s Gail Simone and Walter Geovani together on a pulp hero book. What more do you want?


DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 (OF 5)
Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Nick Robles
Cover Art: Philip Tan

How do you solve the case of your own death? Paranormal expert Doctor Shan Fong Mirage was born with the ability to see and speak to the dead-an ability that has mysteriously stopped working. Have her powers failed or is something far more sinister at work? Will she figure out her fate and the fate of the one she loves the most? Valiant’s gripping supernatural mystery starts here!

Release Date: August 28, 2019

PCS NOTES: What a great team!? Looking forward to the state of this character who was last seen in Incursion.


FUTURE FOUNDATION #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Wil Robson
Cover Art: Carlos Pacheco

A BRAND-NEW SERIES STRAIGHT FROM THE PAGES OF FANTASTIC FOUR!

When the Richards family is called back to Earth to be the Fantastic Four again, they left behind the Future Foundation – a think tank of the most brilliant young minds in the universe – with one mission: to find the pieces of and rebuild their friend Molecule Man. But that’s proved harder than imagined as this crew of young geniuses, Atlanteans, Mutants, Moloids and androids have run into every problem in the Multiverse. Now, with the leadership of Alex and Julie Power and a little extra firepower from guest professor Yondu Udonta, the team will undergo their most dangerous mission yet – a PRISON BREAK!

Jeremy Whitley and Will Robson take the Future Foundation on a heart-pounding journey across time and space!

Release Date: August 7, 2019

PCS NOTES: Another great team of creators that has us excited to see where they take these characters.


GHOST-SPIDER #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Seanan McGuire
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Art: Jorge Molina

With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head on Earth-65, GWEN STACY now travels to Earth-616 for super hero action…and school?!

The newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she’s just getting to know!

But what devious villain has eyes on Gwen’s travels?

Is Gwen ready for what comes next?

Release Date: August 2, 2019

PCS NOTES: A Spider-Gwen (sorry, Ghost-Spider) ongoing in the 616 universe. We are here for this!!


MOUNTAINHEAD #1
IDW Publishing
Writer: John Lees
Artist: Ryan Lee
Cover Art: Lee

Abraham Stubbs and his father Noah roam America in a nomadic existence. Convinced they are being pursued by sinister government forces, Noah has them living off the grid, burgling houses to survive. Elsewhere, on Mount Rector, the lone survivor of a climbing expedition staggers homeward, covered in blood. Both are on an inevitable collision course with the picturesque Canadian resort town of Braeriach. From writer John Lees and artist Ryan Lee, featuring colors from Doug Garbark and letters from Shawn Lee.

An exciting psychological thriller and horror story, all in one!

Release Date: August 21, 2019

PCS NOTES: We will definitely be featuring this book in a Preview Review as we get closer to its publication.


OMNI #1
Humanoids, Inc.
Writer: Devin Grayson
Artist: Alitha Martinez
Cover Art: Mike McKone

A young doctor mysteriously acquires superpowers and quickly discovers that she’s not the only one. There are people all over the planet Igniting with powers, but only her power can answer “why”…

Cecelia Cobbina is a gifted doctor. Vibrant, compassionate and praised by both her peers and her patients. But that was before the incident in Africa. Before she was forced to leave her job at Doctors Without Borders behind. Before she gained the ability to think faster than the speed of light. Overwhelmed with the power to answer almost every question, she must now overcome her own fears and tackle the one code she can’t seem to break: the truth behind the Ignited.

Release Date: August 14, 2019

PCS NOTES: I am sorry, did you say Devin Grayson writing?  Sign me up!!!


ONCE & FUTURE #1 (OF 6)
Boom! Studios
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Art: Mora

When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire escapes her retirement home and pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat.

Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen  and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora explore the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day – especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain’s history!

Release Date: August 14, 2019

PCS NOTES: Do you think the Kieron Gillen can hit three homeruns in one year (Die, Peter Cannon) from three different publishers? I wouldn’t put it past him. 


TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #1 (OF 4)
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Christian Ward
Artist: Ward
Cover Art: Ward

Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn’t dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all. A new genre-bending comic series from Christian Ward. Drawn by Sami Kivelä (Abbott).

Release Date: August 28, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is an interesting idea from a creator with an incredible eye for design. Totally looking forward to this.


WHITE TREES #1 (OF 2)
Image Comics
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Kris Anka
Cover Art: Anka

MINISERIES PREMIERE! Acclaimed writer CHIP ZDARSKY teams up with superstar artists KRIS ANKA and MATT WILSON for this spectacular OVERSIZED TWO-ISSUE MINISERIES!

In the fantastical world of Blacksand, peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon. Can they put aside their memories of the war-and each other-for one last adventure?

Release Date: August 14, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is a short series but we have high hopes based on the excellent talent bringing it to us.

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