New Number Ones: Comics Coming in December 2019

Welcome back to New Number Ones!!

This is where we give our readers a preview of the exciting new comic book series debuting each month. We have compiled an alphabetical list with cover art and the official solicitation text from PREVIEWSworld. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you some more about the new comics in question.

There is a bunch of new series of interest starting in December. There is a good mix of both existing properties and new concepts featured in these books. 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.

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.

20XX #1 (MR)
Image Comics
Writer: Lauren Keely & Jonathan Luna
Artist: Luna
Cover Art: Luna

From JONATHAN LUNA and LAUREN KEELY, in her writing debut, comes an all-new ongoing series!

This sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future-a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.

Release Date: December 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: This book has a very interesting premise from a promising creative group.

Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Dean Kotz
Cover Art: Dave Johnson

In 1944, as Swastikas flew over Paris, one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers in history turned the occupied city into his personal hunting ground.

Under the guise of opportunity and freedom, a killer preys on those desperate to flee . . . until a gruesome discovery alerts the police. In a city on the brink of war, the hunt for a serial killer begins as a French detective races to catch the villain before the Nazis beat him to it.

Written by Stephanie Phillips (Descendent, Devil Within) with art by Dean Kotz (Mars Attacks), The Butcher of Paris is a historical, true crime thriller about a killer wanted by both the Nazis and allied forces for the death of nearly two hundred victims.

Release Date: December 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: We love this book. Check out our review and interview with the writer here.

Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Gyula Nemeth
Cover Art: Nemeth

A brand-new Criminal Macabre story by Steve Niles! A noir tale of mysteries, vampires, love, and betrayal.

Supernatural detective Cal McDonald, found wandering the streets as a disheveled vagrant, is ripped from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career.

But Cal is reluctant to return to the fray. What has the hard-bitten investigator so shaken? It’s a long story that begins with a beautiful woman who happens to be a vampire . . . and ends with a bang.

Release Date: December 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: Um… yep. I think I could get into this.

A Wave Blue World
Writer: James Maddox
Artist: Gavin Smith
Cover Art: Dan Panosian

A widow seeking revenge. A mysterious woman in red. A tournament to the death. When combatants enter Dead Legends, their lives become an adrenaline-heavy struggle for survival. But one fighter, Yan Nakamura, has entered with an agenda, and being named champion is the last thing on her mind. This martial arts throwback series delivers brutal battles, hidden legacies, a cast of gritty characters, and a bloody race against time.

Release Date: December 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is a little different in that we don’t usually put graphic novels in this space, but we have been looking forward to this one since we read the first chapter when it was published earlier this year and loved it. 

Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Vasco Georgiev
Cover Art: Lucio Parrillo

“Barsoom has always been a dying world. Closer to death these days, perhaps.”

From DAN ABNETT and rising star VASCO GEORGIEV comes an all-new vision of the Princess Of Mars! Dejah has been many things: Wife, mother, royalty. But now, she is a determined scientist, dedicated to discovering why her world is freezing, and which political factions know the secret of this global catastrophe? Experience glittering palace intrigue and visceral adventure in the new ongoing adventures of DEJAH THORIS!

Release Date: December 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is the next chapter in the adventures of the Princess of Mars. We are big fans of Dan Abnett and look forward to where he takes it.

IDW Publishing
Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Martin Simmonds
Cover Art: Simmons

The debut of an all-new creation by Joe Hill and Martin Simmonds! Meet Syd “Sh*t-Talk” Homes, a disgraced ex-cop turned bitter stand-up comic turned… possible felon?!

In part 1 of Dying is Easy, Carl Dixon is on the verge of comedy superstardom and he got there the dirty way: by stealing jokes. He’s got a killer act, an ugly past, and more enemies than punch-lines. So when someone asks Syd Homes how much it would cost to have Dixon killed, Syd isn’t surprised in the slightest. He’s already got a figure in mind…

Release Date: December 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: If you have seen Martin Simmonds’ art and are not excited about seeing him work with Joe Hill, you need to check yourself. If you haven’t seen his art, get on it and check out this book.

Image Comics
Writer: Brandon Thomas
Artist: Francis Portela & Leonardo Paciorotti
Cover Art: Nic Klein

HARDCORE returns with more bullets than John Wick!

Once, the Hardcore tech was used to protect our nation, but now that tech is out in the wild. And the only one who can help Agent Drake put the genie back in the bottle is his greatest enemy.

Skybound’s action-thriller reloads with writer Brandon Thomas, artist Francis Portela, and cover artist Nic Klein.

Release Date: December 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is a double win. We were thrilled with the Hardcore book from earlier this year and love Brandon Thomas’ work. Lucky for us.

Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
Artist: Eric Gapstur
Cover Art: Jim Cheung

New series, new team, new missions! VITA AYALA, DANNY LORE and ERIC GAPSTUR present a fresh take on the world’s greatest secret agent. When a priceless piece of art is found to be fake, investigations lead down a rabbit hole of international crime and corruption. But what the hell does James Bond know about the world of art forgery?

Featuring a cover by superstar JIM CHEUNG, that will be revealed as an interlocking image over the first three issues!

Release Date: December 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: This is the case of an exciting creative team getting a chance to work on a legendary property. Bring it on.

DC Comics / Hill House Comics
Writer: Carmen Maria Machado
Artist: Dani
Cover Art: J.A.W. Cooper

Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either. When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home.

DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado. THE LOW, LOW WOODS explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics. It will leave readers searching for their way back home and terrified of what they find changed upon their return.

Release Date: December 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: This looks scary. I can’t wait.

Image Comics
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Leandro Fernandez
Cover Art: Fernandez


Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile’s addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you’ve got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return-with a vengeance.

Written by GREG RUCKA and illustrated by the incomparable LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, with colors by DANIELA MIWA, lettering by JODI WYNNE, and design by ERIC TRAUTMANN, the highly anticipated return of THE OLD GUARD is finally here!

Release Date: December 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: FINALLY!!!! This is the book I am most looking forward to this year. If you are looking for a gift idea, consider volume one of this book. We have been patiently waiting for this incredible story to return. Happy Holidays to me!!!

Mad Cave Studios
Writer: Jay Sanlin
Artist: Antonello Cosentino
Cover Art: Cosentino

Step Over the Ropes and into 1990s wrestling. Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix. Jason’s battles between the ropes are only outperformed by his struggles outside the ring. First dates. Crooked promoters. Cage matches. Factions and families. No matter what problems smack him with a steel chair, Jason lives by his catchphrase: I. Will. Rise.

Release Date: December 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: This looks like an interesting comic book that fans of pro wrestling will really enjoy.

Boom! Studios
Writer: Jeremy Haun
Artist: Danny Luckert
Cover Art: Haun

* Jeremy Haun returns to his The Beauty roots as he teams with Danny Luckert, hot off Regression, for a new psychological horror series.
* After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal- move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother sees her in return.
* Continuing BOOM! Studios’ string of successes, The Red Mother follows Faithless, Once & Future, and Something is Killing the Children for a new original series that examines the dangers that hide in plain sight – and the consequences of digging beneath the surface to find the truth underneath.

Release Date: December 11, 2019

PCS NOTES: We have good feelings about this book.

Marvel Comics
Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Will Robson
Cover Art: Wendell Dalit


Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary tail! Spider-Ham finally has his own series! (Again!)

Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham finds himself jumping through time, side-by-side with Peter PARKER, the Spectacular Spider-MAN!

ZEB WELLS and WILL ROBSON bring you the Ham and Man story you’ve been waiting for!

Release Date: December 25, 2019

PCS NOTES: Yes! It’s Spider-Man as a pig!!! And you’d better bet your bacon we will be reading it. 

DC Comics
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Cover Art: Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

Task Force X-nicknamed the Suicide Squad-unites some of the DCU’s unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series yet! The Squad’s new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries-and not everyone on either side will make it out back alive! But when the U.S. government’s most deniable team of do-badders realizes that the surviving Revolutionaries will be joining the Squad, all hell breaks loose! Who can Harley Quinn and Deadshot trust when their new teammates are the very people their crew was assigned to kill? The Suicide Squad doesn’t just need to worry about surviving their next mission… now they have to survive each other! The acclaimed Injustice creative team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo reunite for the wildest incarnation of the Squad ever seen!

Release Date: December 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: We realize that DC is throwing Harley Quinn into everything they can in order to capitalize on the upcoming movie, but we love us some Tom Taylor comics.

Archie Comics
Writer: Frank Tieri & Michael Moreci
Artist: Audrey Mok
Cover Art: Mok

BRAND NEW SERIES! Riverdale’s own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She’s not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she’s about to discover!

Release Date: December 4, 2019

PCS NOTES: This book is really great. Check out our Preview Review Here.

Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Paul Levitz
Artist: MJ Kim
Cover Art: Amilcar Pinna

Unstoppable. Untraceable. Unkillable. This is how he changes the world…

Who is the Visitor? Why are the leaders of the world terrified of him? And will they live long enough to find out?

Release Date: December 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: We love the idea of a new Paul Levitz book. 

IDW Publishing
Writer: Aaron Mahnke & Delilah Dawson
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Art: Kowalski

From Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the Lore podcast, comes an amazing new supernatural thriller that shines a light on the mysteries and monsters lurking in the shadows. Meet the Duke of Wellington-one of England’s most decorated military heroes and, unknown to most, her most daring monster hunter. The secret history of the Iron Duke begins here!

Release Date: December 18, 2019

PCS NOTES: What a truly interesting premise to this book. We are intrigued.