New Number Ones: Comics Coming in September 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 September. We pared down the list that we are most interested in to just over twenty. Most of these are creator-owned new series which make them extra special. There is a good mix of both existing and new characters featured in these book. Below you will find 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.

Watch out for the first week. There are about eight great new series hitting stores on September 4th.

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.

 


BATTLEPUG #1
Image Comics
Writer: Mike Norton
Artist: Norton & Allen Passalaqua
Cover Art: Norton & Passalaqua

The hit fan-favorite webcomic created by the Eisner Award-winning duo of MIKE NORTON and ALLEN PASSALAQUA is now a NEW COMIC SERIES!

It’s been a few years since the last Kinmundian saved the world with the help of his faithful Battlepug, but a new threat arises. The epic tale returns as our favorite barbarian and his trusty overgrown dog renew their quest for insane adventure! Same dog. NEW TRICKS!

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: We are super psyched for the return of Battlepug. Mike Norton drawing Pugs. What more could you want in a comic.


BLOODSHOT #1
Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Brett Booth
Cover Art: Declan Shalvey

Bloodshot is back with a few new thrilling tricks up his sleeve!

No amount of high-octane explosions can keep Bloodshot from completing his new mission.

Who is the mysterious BLACK BAR, and what do they want with Bloodshot?

Release Date: September 25, 2019

PCS NOTES: Seeley and Booth take their shot at invigorating a legacy Valiant character. We are looking forward to it.


CHASTITY #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: Daniel Maine
Cover Art: Clayton Crain

Chastity Jack has been kidnapped, to the great misfortune of her kidnappers. She, along with a dozen other young women, arrive at an audition for a prestigious New York City burlesque act hoping to land a coveted spot in the popular show. When they wake up in chains on a spooky cruise ship in the middle of nowhere, they’re congratulated on joining the cast. Realizing they’ve been drugged and kidnapped by human traffickers, Chastity Jack declines the offer. Grindhouse-style.

Release Date: September 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: Leah Williams is a talent and this book sounds fantastic.


ETHER DISAPPEARANCE OF VIOLET BELL #1 (OF 5)
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: David Rubin
Cover Art: Rubin

From New York Times-bestselling creator Matt Kindt and David Rubin comes the third installment of this fantasy adventure that’s Sherlock Holmes meets Dr. Seuss.

The Faerie King’s daughter is missing, and only portal jumper Boone Dias can track her down. Jumping from one magical crime scene to another, he uncovers a bizarre plot featuring assassin eggs, weird pirates, ice deserts, and more noir absurdities.

Release Date: September 25, 2019


EVERYTHING #1
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Art: Culbard

EVERYTHING is a gleaming new mega-department store which arrives to extraordinary thrill-and rapidly escalates to inexplicable mania in the small town of Holland, Michigan.

When random hellish fires and unshakable psychic disturbances start to overtake the community, a few-like depressive out-of-towner Lori and a suspicious local named Rick-begin to suspect EVERYTHING and its catalog-perfect manger, Shirley.

Who-or what-exactly is in charge here . . . and what insidious plans are in store?

From Christopher Cantwell and artist I.N.J. Culbard comes a new monthly ongoing series. Everything: a truly bizarre story about the most horrifying pursuit of happiness you’ve ever read.

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: Christopher Cantwell is a trusted source for truly perspective challenging comic book storytelling. We are here for this.


FLASH FORWARD #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund
Cover Art: Evan “Doc” Shaner

His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him.

Release Date: September 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: This centers on one of our favorite characters, and we are interested to see how the events of HIC affect his standing in the DCU.


GOING TO THE CHAPEL #1 (OF 4)
Action Lab – Danger Zone
Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Gavin Guidry
Cover Art: Lisa Sterle

It was the wedding from Hell, and that was before the bank robbers showed up. What do a conflicted bride, her dysfunctional family, a gang of Elvis-themed crooks, and one relentless sheriff have in common? They’re all about to discover love is the ultimate hostage situation.

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: We have been looking forward to this one for a while. Stand by for a Preview Review of this book next week.


HARLEEN #1 (OF 3)
DC Comics
Writer: Stjepan Sejic
Artist: Sejic
Cover Art: Sejic

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me…” Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist must take drastic measures to save Gotham from itself. Witness Harleen’s first steps on a doomed quest that will give birth to the legendary super-villain Harley Quinn in this stunning reimagining of Harley and The Joker’s twisted and tragic love affair by visionary storyteller Stjepan.

Release Date: September 25, 2019

PCS NOTES: This Black Label entry looks gorgeously terrifying.


INFERIOR FIVE #1 (OF 12)
DC Comics
Writer: Keith Giffen & Jeff Lemire
Artist: Lemire & Giffen
Cover Art: Giffen & Michelle Delecki

The citizens of Dangerfield, Arizona, are beset by strange goings-on after the “Invasion” that rocked the DC Universe, but only five misfit kids seem to notice them. Can they uncover what’s happening before some sinister force collects them all? Find out in this new miniseries! And in the backup feature with story and art by Jeff Lemire, the Peacemaker is on a top-secret mission from Checkmate and Amanda Waller to find a mysterious weapon before the Russians can.

Release Date: September 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: We first heard about this book over a year ago and to see it come to life is very exciting.


KING THOR #1 (OF 4)
Marvel Comics
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Esad Ribic
Cover Art: Ribic

SUPERSTARS JASON AARON & ESAD RIBIC CONCLUDE THEIR EPIC THOR STORY!
The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy – his brother, Loki – for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the book no comics fan should miss – the celebration of the end of a truly Marvelous era.

Release Date: September 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: We are all for Old Man Thor!!!


LEGION OF SUPER HEROES: MILLENNIUM #1 (OF 2)
DC Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Various
Cover Art: Ryan Sook

Brought to you by some of comics’ greatest talents, this epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC’s future timelines! Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as she learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow, wrestling with her own inner demons and desperately trying to find her purpose in an ever-changing world. Do not miss this truly unique take on tomorrow’s DC Universe, all leading up to a special launch on the millennium!

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: It is so freaking exciting to be able to feature and talk about a current LSH story on this site. You know we will be all over this book.


PANDEMICA #1
IDW Publishing
Writer: Jonathan Maberry
Artist: Alex Sanchez
Cover Art: Sanchez

War is brewing in America. A shadow government is preparing to launch “purity bombs” for ethnic cleansing. A small group of scientists and former SpecOps shooters stand in their way. Join the resistance-save the world! Pandemica by New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry

Release Date: September 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: Sometimes a solicitation just grabs you. We want to know what this is all about.


PLOT #1
Vault Comics
Writer: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Josh Hixon
Cover Art: Hixon

In order to receive… First you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta… which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

Release Date: September 25, 2019

PCS NOTES: I might make sure to read this one in the bright daylight. Scary!!!


PRETTY DEADLY RAT #1 (OF 5)
Image Comics
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Emma Rios
Cover Art: Rios

KELLY SUE DeCONNICK and EMMA RIOS begin a new chapter in the dark and deadly golden era of Hollywood.

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: It is wonderful to see Kelly Sue and Emma bring this book back. DeConnick doing creator owned work is always a treat.


RELICS OF YOUTH #1
Vault Comics
Writer: Matt Nicholas & Chad Rebmann
Artist: Skylar Patridge
Cover Art: Patridge

Nat Rodrigues keeps dreaming of an island. Soon, the dreams become waking visions. Alone and concerned, Nat manages to locate other teenagers across the globe who share her intense obsession with the unmapped enclave. And then, the strangest part: Every one of them wakes one morning with a mysterious tattoo. A tattoo only the six of them can see. Now, each of them knows-no matter the obstacles in their way… they must discover this unknown paradise.

Release Date: September 25, 2019

PCS NOTES: We are not familiar with the creators of this book, but we trust the publisher. The premise is super interesting. Looking forward to it.


SFSX SAFE SEX #1
Image Comics
Writer: Tina Horn
Artist: Michael Dowling
Cover Art: Tula Lotay

Notorious kink writer TINA HORN teams up with artist MICHAEL DOWLING for SFSX, a social thriller about sex, love, and torture that reads like SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead crossed with Oceans 8-with a SUNSTONE twist!

In a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed, a group of queer sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique bondage skills, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their friends, and fight the power!

Release Date: September 25, 2019

PCS NOTES: This book is another of the cancelled Vertigo books that has found a new home. Is “spicy” the right word to describe this? It certainly looks like a mix of sexuality and resistance that will strike a chord.


STRIKEFORCE #1
Marvel Comics
Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: German Peralta
Cover Art: Andrea Sorrentino

NO COMPROMISE. NO MERCY.
ALL NEW, ONGOING SERIES!

From the dark minds of rising stars Tini Howard and Germán Peralta comes a tale of the underside of the Marvel Universe! A new threat is secretly taking over the planet — and the more people who know about it, the more powerful the threat becomes. Blade dealt with this threat once before, and hoped to never have to again. He can’t bring the Avengers in on this — not just for their own safety, but for the safety of everyone on Earth. So he must recruit a team of heroes accustomed to darkness — a strikeforce. Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau and Daimon Hellstrom join forces to fight the fights that no other Marvel team can take on!

Release Date: September 25, 2019

PCS NOTES: Tini Howard is writing it. We are reading it.  What a fantastic array of characters that are put together in this book? 


SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1
Boom! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Art: Dell’Edera

GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.

When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: James Tynion IV’s return to creator owned work is worth a look before you even get to this spooky solicitation.


TREES: THREE FATES #1 (OF 5)
Image Comics
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Jason Howard
Cover Art: Howard

The acclaimed series from WARREN ELLIS and JASON HOWARD-which is currently being adapted for television-returns with a brand-new story of murder and ghosts!

In the remote Russian village of Toska, there’s a dead body by the leg of the Tree that landed eleven years ago. Police sergeant Klara Voranova, still haunted by that day, has no idea how this murder will change everything-nor what awaits her in the Tree’s shadow.

Release Date: September 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is an example of a trusted creative team with a subject they have done well in that past. Sounds good to us.


TRIAGE #1 (OF 5)
Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Phillip Sevy
Artist: Sevy
Cover Art: Sevy

A dedicated nurse named Evie Pierce awakens to an unfamiliar world alongside two doppelgängers-one, a young and snarky superhero; the other, a hardened rebel military commander of a post-apocalyptic world. When a mysterious figure begins to hunt them down, the three women must work together to survive and discover why they were assembled.

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: This book has gotten a lot of praise from people who have read it. We are looking forward to doing so.


VAMPIRELLA & RED SONJA #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Drew Moss
Cover Art: Terry & Rachel Dodson

The first ONGOING series, co-starring The Daughter Of Drakulon and The She-Devil With A Sword! From Eisner winner JORDIE BELLAIRE and DREW MOSS comes a saga spanning space and time, filled with horror, adventure, mystery and murder!

Release Date: September 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: This one looks fun and has great creators attached to it.

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