New Number Ones: Comics Coming in January 2020

Welcome back to new year of 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 are not a whole lot of new series of interest starting in January. There are a few new series from licenced properties coming out. Most publishers have more new releases queued up for February, but there is a decent list below.

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.

Source Point Press
Written by Les Garner
Art by Les Garner
Cover Art by Garner

Upon returning from the makeshift foxhole where her Papa sent her to hide from raiders, Anna finds his tattered body, ripped apart in a manner she recognizes to be the work of creatures he referred to as “hunter-fiends”, thrusting her into the position of now having to fend for herself while balancing the lifelong lessons from Papa with her own desire for retribution.

Release Date: January 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: Who doesn’t love a good post-apocalyptic story of survival. We are up for giving this one a go.

Marvel Comics
Written by Ed Brisson
Art by Jonas Scharf
Cover Art by Juan Jose Ryp


In a world where most of the super heroes fell at the hands of the RED SKULL over fifty years ago, a new force rises in the Wastelands! DANI CAGE wields the mighty Mjolnir for the cause of peace, but when the brutal regime of DOCTOR DOOM forces DWIGHT (a.k.a. the owner of the surviving Ant-Man technology) to Dani and HULK in a last ditch effort to survive, the AVENGERS may ASSEMBLE once more! Spinning out of the saga begun in OLD MAN LOGAN, and following up OLD MAN QUILL and DEAD MAN LOGAN, this is the can’t miss premiere of Ed Brisson and Jonas Scharf’s magnum opus!

Release Date: January 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: Say what you want, the Old Man Logan timeline has always been entertaining and we are ready for one more trip.

Image Comics
Written by Matt Hawkins
Art by Colleen Doran
Cover Art by Doran

Within three weeks, hundreds of millions of healthy people worldwide contract various forms of aggressive cancer, and the proliferation, seemingly a viral outbreak, stumps the best scientific minds available. But after a leading cancer researcher loses his wife and watches his nine-year-old daughter begin to succumb to the same illness, he must race against the clock to end a global conspiracy that could propel the world straight into WWIII…or worse.

Release Date: January 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: This is a major highlight on the list. With the story solicit above and the promise of Colleen Doran art, we will be waiting at the LCS, money in hand.

DC Comics / Hill House
Written by Laura Marks
Art by Kelley Jones
Cover Art by Gerald Jablonski

In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother, who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body…an entity with unspeakable appetites. What does “Brother” want? And could she even stop him if she tried?

Writer Laura Marks (TV’s Ray Donovan, The Expanse, and The Good Fight) and horror-art legend Kelley Jones join forces to unleash spirits from beyond into the Hill House Comics line!

Release Date: January 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: The HIll House imprint has started off strong, and we are definitely interested in this one.

Titan Comics
Written by Jody Houser
Art by Roberta Ingranata
Cover Art by Paulina Ganucheau

Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and artist Roberta Ingranata return for a brand new story in the 13th Doctor comic series. An epic adventure spinning off the new season starting in the new year, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. With her pals, Ryan, Yaz and Graham, the Doctor encounters a familiar foe, and it’ll take a familiar face to stop them!

Release Date: January 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: Jody Houser and Roberta Ingranata have done a fine job with the 13th Doctor so far…

Dark Horse Comics
Written by Mike Mignola & Scott Allie
Art by Ben Stenbeck
Cover Art by Stenbeck

Frankenstein’s creator lies dead in the icy grip of the Arctic, and the monster searches for a new purpose. Just as he thinks he’s found one with a group of unlikely companions, disaster strikes-and the monster is catapulted out of Mary Shelley’s novel and into the world of Hellboy.

Bridging Mary Shelley’s original Frankenstein novella and Mike Mignola’s Frankenstein Underground, this series brings together Mignola, Scott Allie, Ben Stenbeck, Brennan Wagner, and Clem Robins for an all-new horror adventure in the far north.

Release Date: January 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: Any story that lives in the world of the original novel has my attention. Plus I am looking forward to seeing Brennan Wagner’s colors in this book.

Marvel Comics
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Juan Cabal
Cover Art by Cabal

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they’re a family, and they’ve earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place — and it’s only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned — harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy – but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? Al Ewing and Juann Cabal bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!

Release Date: January 22, 2020

PCS NOTES: Great creative team on this book. 

Marvel Comics
Written by Alex Ross & Jim Krueger
Art by Well-Bee
Cover Art by Ross

David has a problem. He lives in a world of monsters that would love to devour him. He’s the last boy on Earth. The last human being on Earth. And these creatures that see him only as prey, they’re his former neighbors. He has one hope: to get to New York. To get to where Captain America and the rest of the heroes are. Alex Ross and Jim Krueger combine their abilities with artist Well-Bee to tell a very uncanny prequel to the legendary EARTH X trilogy.

Release Date: January 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: Jim Krueger and Alex Ross returning to the world of Earth X? Yes, Please!

Valiant Entertainment
Written by Christopher Hastings
Art by Ryan Browne
Cover Art by David Nakayama

Quantum & Woody — the worst superhero duo in the world — are Earth’s LAST hope against stopping a coalition of mad scientists from destroying the planet!

Release Date: January 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: Valiant’s next new series. Here is hoping this superhero team doesn’t screw it up. This looks fun.

Marvel Comics
Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Angel Unzueta
Cover Art by Kyle Hotz


After the hellish horrors of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Ravencroft Institute has received a much-needed facelift and is open for business with a new staff, including JOHN JAMESON, looking to atone for the part he played in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE. But will Ravencroft return the mentally unstable villains of the Marvel Universe to upstanding citizens and give John the redemption he’s looking for, or will they fall prey to the hospital’s seemingly sinister nature?

Release Date: January 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: We are excited to see what Frank Tieri has in store for us in this mini-series.

STAR #1 (OF 5)
Marvel Comics
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Javier Pina
Cover Art by Carmen Nunez Carnero


Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan rocked New York City when she became the hero STAR, adored by everyone. But in truth she was Dr. Minerva’s attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier. Desperate for the strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel – and failed. Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft…or so she thought. The Reality Stone has found her, and now no prison can hold her. You thought you knew what the Infinity Stones were capable of. Think again.

Release Date: January 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: Kelly Thompson can tell us a story anytime. We are excited to see her and Javier Pina take this character to new places.

Vault Comics
Written by Magdalene Visaggio
Art by Jason Smith
Cover Art by Smith

Get ready-Vagrant Queen is BACK! Elida Al-feyr has finally managed to build a happy life… until a mysterious man in an ancient white ship shows up and takes it all away. And hey, where the hell is Isaac?

Release Date: January 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: Mags Visaggio and Jason Smith return to the world they created that is soon to be a SYFY series. It looks like a fun trip. 

Scout Comics
Written by Charlie Stickney
Art by Conor Hughes
Cover Art by Hughes

Welcome to White Ash, a small smudge of a town in western Pennsylvania, where mining is a generational calling and the secrets are buried deeper than the coal in the mountain. As Aleck Zwerg tries to escape that legacy and head off to college, he falls into the orbit of the enigmatic Lillian Alden. Together, they race down a dangerous path, leading Aleck to uncover a secret about his family that changes everything he knows about himself and White Ash. And now, if he leaves, there will be no one left to protect the people of the town from an ancient evil that has just returned.

Release Date: January 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: Scout Comics continues to put up some interesting ideas. We will certainly give this one a shot.