New Number Ones: Comics Coming in March 2020

Welcome back to new month 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 a bunch of new series of interest starting in March. Some very familiar titles are coming back, and there are a lot of new series from some of our favorite creators, by a diverse set of publishers. We are very excited to see what they have in store for us.

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.

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Meghan Hetrick & Francesca Fantini
Cover Art: Phil Hester

What happens when a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill each other?

For a price, a top-secret assassination organization will travel through time and interfere with watershed moments. Trained as the agency’s top assassin, Maya is sent to kill Virginia Hall, the deadliest spy of WWII. Charged with carrying important plans about the invasion of Normandy to the Allied troops, Virginia’s death would have a cataclysmic effect on WWII as we know it.

Written by Stephanie Phillips, with art by Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini, colors by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN is a pulpy adventure story about the cost of changing history.

Release Date: March 18, 2020

PCS NOTES: What a fantastic creative team for this intense story. We are intrigued.

Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Steve Pugh
Cover Art: Pugh

A savage satire reuniting the critically acclaimed team behind DC’s The Flintstones, Mark Russell and Steve Pugh, in an all-new creator-owned series! Welcome to Billionaire Island, where anything goes…if you can afford it. But the island’s ultra-rich inhabitants are about to learn that their ill-gotten gains come at a very high price. Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: We expect this book will be full of social commentary and laughs. We cannot wait for this.

Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Mike Huddleston
Cover Art: Huddleston

SERIES PREMIERE! There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one. “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use.”

Release Date: March 11, 2020

PCS NOTES: We are looking forward to this new series from Hickman and Huddleston. 

Writer: Rafer Roberts
Artist: Mike Norton
Cover Art: Norton & Marissa Louise

Brand new jumping on point! Eddie, the small-time crook stuck in a pug’s body, and Tala, Eddie’s estranged (and part-demon) daughter, are going on their most bizarre, action-packed, and emotional adventure yet!

Across the stars, and beyond the edges of reality, Tala’s mother is held captive by the evil S’Taera. Joined on the rescue mission by Tala’s ex-pro-wrester uncles and their armed militia of inter-dimensional mutants, Eddie and Tala will need to atone for the sins of their pasts and start working together (for once) or they may find themselves lost… beyond the infinite!

Release Date: March 25, 2020

PCS NOTES: Finally we get the return of this fan-favorite book!! We are psyched for it. Don’t forget to check out our interview with writer Rafer Roberts here.

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Stephen Segovia
Cover Art: Segovia


When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they’d have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold… but they didn’t plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child, Empath, Nanny, Orphanmaker, Psylocke…and Havok?! Under Sinister’s direction, they are sure to become productive members of mutant society. Writer Zeb Wells and artist Stephen Segovia bring you the team you’re going to hate to love!

Release Date: March 25, 2020

PCS NOTES: We are looking forward to seeing what Wells and Segovia do with this oddly dark group of mutants.

Writer: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Art: Kowalski

The Future. Ultra-modern megacities reward millions of their citizens with a completely funded life, with every need met, from food to housing and healthcare, in order to compete in an economic power struggle in which population is key.

But a few rural residents still cling to their independence in what last American small towns are left. When a nearby megacity pressures the people of a small town join up or else, a young teenage girl named Clem will learn how far she’ll go to defend her principles.

Written by Zack Kaplan with art from Piotr Kowalski, JOIN THE FUTURE is a sci-fi western that examines a future where everyone must ask what your values are truly worth.

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: Kaplan and Kowalski have done excellent work recently, and we are expecting more of the same with this book.

Writer: Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman
Artist: Craig Rousseau
Cover Art: Christian Ward

An all-new series, spinning out of the smash hit RED SONJA title written by MARK RUSSELL!

In order to become queen, Sonja, The Red had to defeat an evil emperor. But that emperor had a son. And that son will do ANYTHING to exact his revenge…even if it means embracing horrible magics he does not understand.

Don’t miss out on this series that will affect the Sonja series for years to come! By MARK RUSSELL, BRYCE INGMAN and CRAIG ROUSSEAU.

Release Date: March 25, 2020

PCS NOTES: If you have been reading Russell’s Red Sonja, you won’t want to miss this. If you haven’t, get this anyway and be treated to Craig Rousseau’s interior art.

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Art: Jenkins

Eisner Award-nominated writer W. Maxwell Prince comes to BOOM! Studios with Eisner-nominated artist Tyler Jenkins for an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between.

Lovable drunken lowlife Denis awakens on the outskirts of a mysterious village called Nowhere, home to a friendly populace of deformed, mutated, just-left-of-normal citizens-and he has no memory of how he got there.

But just when Denis starts to regain his memories, his past catches up to him… literally.

What at first seems like merely a bad trip quickly heightens into a drama of mistaken identities, small-town conspiracy, and high-stakes fantasy fulfillment.

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: This one grabbed us with the solicitation. Interesting.

MARVEL #1 (OF 6)
Writer: Alex Ross and Others
Artist: Various
Cover Art: Ross

Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision of a new series showing the Marvel heroes in a way they’d never been seen before. The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS – but today Alex finally brings about his original vision: An anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are doing Marvel characters for the very first time. Over this showcase series you’ll see work by such artists as Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dan Brereton and more, linked together by an overarching story by Alex and Steve Darnall.

This inaugural issue kicks it all off with superstar artists Frank Espinosa telling an unusual Spider-Man story and Steve Rude, teaming up with Kurt Busiek for an Avengers story, framed by Alex and Steve Darnall presenting a tale of the dread dreamland Nightmare, and his threat to the entire Marvel Universe…and possibly beyond.

A once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of talent – you won’t want to miss a single page!

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: This seems like something you won’t want to miss.

Writer: Mirka Andolfo
Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Cover Art: Andolfo

SERIES PREMIERE! When the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, the settlement is in turmoil. And as the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what’s her secret agenda? Acclaimed UNNATURAL creator MIRKA ANDOLFO presents a sensual Victorian gothic horror about otherness, damnation, redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows. Visit for additional MERCY bonus content, including exclusive art, a live-action comic trailer, and supplemental story material.

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: Mirka Andolfo is supremely talented. We are looking forward to see her in this genre.

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Afu Chan & Rob Guillory
Cover Art: Chan

SERIES PREMIERE! THE GREATEST CROSSOVER EVER! Tony Chu is a modern-day cop who gets psychic impressions from what he eats. Joshua Rigg is a 28th-century starship captain who flies through an outer space filled with demons, monsters, and ghosts. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a comic book crossover, don’t it? Well, be careful what you wish for, because CHEW/OUTER DARKNESS is warping your way, bringing together the reunited multiple Eisner Award-winning CHEW team, writer JOHN LAYMAN and artist ROB GUILLORY, with OUTER DARKNESS‘ regular resident artistic genius, AFU CHAN!

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: It is not often that you get two great stories to return in one series. We are excited to see what Layman does with this.

Writer: Karla Pacheco
Artist: Pere Perez
Cover Art: Jung-Geun Yoon


Jessica Drew hasn’t been feeling like herself lately (she’s not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES?

Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.

An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you’ve been waiting for!

Release Date: March 18, 2020

PCS NOTES: We have been pretty excited for this for a while. With a great creative team, we have high hopes for this series.

Writer: Justin Giampaoli
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Cover Art: Mutti

A cultural anthropologist consults with US Naval Intelligence to investigate the discovery of an extraterrestrial ship buried under the ice for thousands of years in Siberia. The meddling Russians, Vatican officials, the international media spotlight, and her own insecurities all threaten her efforts to keep the fabric of society from crumbling.

A brand-new thriller with blistering art from Andrea Mutti.

Release Date: March 18, 2020

PCS NOTES: Sounds like there will be a lot of action and intrigue in this book. 

Writer: Mike Costa
Artist: Nate Bellegarde & Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Art: Jason Howard

SERIES PREMIERE! For decades, Stealth has waged war on crime in Detroit, but now he’s taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth’s reckless behavior is an older man battling Alzheimer’s-his father. A father unwilling to accept that he’s no longer the hero this city needs… with enemies all too eager to force his retirement.

Created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, STEALTH is an action-packed series, perfect for readers who enjoy Black Panther and Iron Man.

Release Date: March 11, 2020

PCS NOTES: This sounds interesting.

Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Art: Ramos


The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he’s avoided for decades; he’s opened a school for young sorcerers. Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians. But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?!

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: This seems like a fun and exciting story with a great cast and excellent creators.

Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads & Evan Shaner
Cover Art: Gerads

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end “best of lists,” the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.

The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan “Doc” Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and DC: The New Frontier-a story of blood, war, and love that readers will be talking about for years to come.

Adam Strange is the hero of Rann, a man famous throughout the galaxy for his bravery and honor. After leading his adopted home to victory in a great planetary war, Adam and his wife Alanna retire to Earth, where they are greeted by cheers, awards, and parades. But not all is as happy and nice as it seems, as the decisions Adam made during battles on Rann come back to haunt his family and threaten the entire DC Universe. And now a surprise DC hero will have to choose between saving Adam Strange and saving the world.

A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point-and beyond!

Release Date: March 4, 2020

PCS NOTES: Tom King has been successful in challenging social constructs through the lens of superhero comics. We expect more of the same with this book.

Writer: Mike Allred
Artist: Mike Allred
Cover Art: Allred

Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work, the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears, claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to “X-Ray” multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its “Pre-Big Bang” status. Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional roadtrip through past and future to take down the “Nihilist” and save the universe!

Mike Allred‘s new bizarre superhero character X-Ray Robot!

Release Date: March 25, 2020

PCS NOTES: Mike Allred. Enough said.