New Number Ones: Comics Coming in July 2020

Welcome back to new month of New Number Ones!!

After a three month break, we are finally able to give you a run down of the new comic series coming in the month of July.

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 July. 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.

Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Karla Pacheco
Art by Vincenzo Federici
Cover Art by Jung-Geun Yoon

ALL-NEW SERIES from writer KARLA PACHECO and artist VINCENZO FEDERICI! Stunning starlet Bettie Page has signed on to a new “tastefully sensual” fantasy film, shooting on a secluded tropical island. But when one of her cast members is MURDERED, everyone on the island is a suspect! WHO is the killer? WHAT is the film’s producer hiding? HOW do they get off the island? You’ll have to read to discover WHODUNNIT…!

Release Date: July 15, 2020

PCS NOTES: This latest volume in the world of America’s favorite pinup girl has a great creative team and we, frankly cannot wait to see what Karla Pacheco does with it.

Image Comics
Written by Sean Lewis
Art by Caitlin Yarsky
Cover Art by Yarsky

SERIES PREMIERE! The team behind hit comic COYOTES returns for an all-new, two-arc maxi-series. There’s a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City. A good-hearted young man, overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife, makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family’s well-being. Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in an urban fantasy unlike any you’ve ever seen.

Release Date: July 22, 2020

PCS NOTES: This is one of a few brand new properties from Image this month, and this one struck us as intriguing.

Boom! Studios
Written by Mariko Tamaki
Art by Natacha Bustos
Cover Art by Jen Bartel

After everything – and everyone – she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale behind for a new school that promises “to help you prioritize your true self.”

But Willow soon learns that all is not as it seems, and if your true self isn’t what the school thinks it should be…well, don’t worry, they’ll help you get there. By any means necessary.

Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts – and her magic – to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face!

Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and superstar artist Natacha Bustos bring Willow face to face with the truth of her past… and plant the seeds for a future no one could’ve predicted.

Release Date: July 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: The Buffy-verse is on a roll in comics lately, and this is a stellar creative team.

CHU #1
Image Comics
Written by John Layman
Art by Dan Boultwood
Cover Art by Boultwood

“THE FIRST COURSE,” Part One-TONY CHU is a cibopath, able to get psychic impressions from what he eats. SAFFRON CHU is a cibopars, able to learn secrets from who she eats with. Tony is a cop. Saffron is a criminal. They are brother and sister, and they are on a collision course. Spinning out of the multiple Eisner Award-winning and New York Times bestselling series CHEW comes CHU, a felonious new food noir about cops, crooks, cooks, and clairvoyants.

Release Date: July 22, 2020

PCS NOTES: Come on! How can you not be excited for this new John Layman book in the Chew universe?

DC Comics
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover Art by Hairsine

After a corrupted Anti-Life Equation turned billions into monsters – including Earth’s Greatest Heroes – our planet was as good as dead. Years later, a distress call brings Damian Wayne, Jon Kent, and Cassie Sandsmark – the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman of Earth 2 – back to a dead planet… but what will this new Justice League find waiting for them? If life still exists on Earth, who – or what – is lying in wait for these heroes? The original creative team of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine reunite for the sequel to the 2019 blockbuster series DCeased!

Release Date: July 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: The original DCeased was very well received, and we look forward to what the original creative team is bringing in this new series.

AWA / Upshot Studios
Written by Benjamin Percy
Art by Brent Schoonover
Cover Art by Schoonover

Ben Percy and Brent Schoonover present a nerve-racking thriller examining murder in the dark
underbelly of America’s heartland. A young woman with a dark family secret embarks on a quest to hunt down the serial killer that brutally murdered her father – only to discover he is just one piece of a national network of evil that snakes across the country and hides in plain sight. To catch the devil she must first embrace the darkness within.

Release Date: July 1, 2020

PCS NOTES: AWA / Upshot Studios has yet to disappoint us. Ben Percy’s first book from the publisher is great and we expect this to be as well. 

EMPYRE #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Comics
Written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott
Art by Valerio Schiti
Cover Art by Jim Cheung

• The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world.

• On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution.

• If the two teams can’t work together to save the day, things can only get worse…

Release Date: July 15, 2020

PCS NOTES: Marvel’s big crossover event is shaping up to be interesting. There are a bunch of other spin-off #1s for this event. Feel free to look into those as well.

Vault Comics
Written by George Mann
Art by Joe Eisma
Cover Art by Eisma

Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the word of the god-like Celestials is absolute, and they rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of an ancient ghoulem, she finds all is not as intended. Her destiny-and that of her world-lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.

Release Date: July 15, 2020

PCS NOTES: What an interesting premise. We are really looking forward to this one and will have a preview review for it when it is about to be released.

Image Comics
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R. M. Guéra
Cover Art by Guera


Writer JASON AARON and artist R.M. GUÉRA return to the stark and brutal world of THE GODDAMNED for the long-awaited second chapter of their biblical-noir epic.

Genesis 6:4. “…the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men. And they bore children to them…”

In the time before the Great Flood, the world of man is a place of wanton violence and unbridled depravity. But hidden high atop a mountain, there is a very different sort of world. One without men. Here, the holy sisters at a secret nunnery live in paradise, a new Eden, rearing their flock of orphaned girls to embrace their future as blessed Brides of the Sons of God. But when Sharri and Jael, two girls on the cusp of flowering, uncover what it truly means to become a Bride, they realize there’s only one way to escape the bonds of matrimony: run like hell.

Release Date: July 1, 2020

PCS NOTES: Whether you are a long time fan of The Goddamned or not, this is a great jumping on point.

Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Anthony Marques
Cover Art by Lee Weeks

From writer Scott Lobdell and artist Anthony Marques comes the return of the Green Hornet! The Green Hornet and Kato have met their fair share of villains over the years, but when an alien infant crashes to Earth, the two heroes must keep him safe from a whole new type of nemesis. Are they prepared to take on a series of dark and deadly enemies willing to stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to save the child?

Release Date: July 22, 2020

PCS NOTES: The Green Hornet going cosmic? Interesting.

Source Point Press
Written by Frank Gogol
Art by Criss Madd
Colors by Shawna Madd
Cover Art by Ahmed Raafat

Drugs. Vampires. Punk rock. Clawing her way to her 90th day sober, Kayla sets out to find her missing friend, Sid – the one person she knows can keep her on the straight-and-narrow. The only problem? The gang of heroine-dealing vampires that have him. From the writer of 2019’s breakout indie hit Dead End Kids comes a story of a young woman’s recovery journey and one hard truth: not everyone is cut out to be a hero.

Release Date: July 15, 2020

PCS NOTES: We are excited for everyone to see this issue. Check out our Squadcast Interview with writer Frank Gogol here.

Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Christopher Priest
Art by Gabriel Ibarra
Cover Art by Jae Lee

Spinning out of the current hit series, VAMPIRELLA!

Four women are lured to rural Georgia as part of a mysterious scheme to defend an impoverished farming town which finds itself under siege by zealots. But this isn’t just any impoverished farming town, and these aren’t just any four women. The all-new Draculina, Pantha, Nyx, and Chastity have been brought together in Ashthorne in an effort to avert all-out war against nearby Sacred, Georgia. But Ashthorne has a deadly secret, Sacred has a deadly purpose, and lurking in the shadows is Lilith, the immortal sorceress and mother to Vampirella.

Written by Vampirella’s own Christopher Priest, drawn by Gabriel Ibarra in his mainstream debut, and featuring a special contribution by superstar Jae Lee.

Release Date: July 8, 2020

PCS NOTES: Christopher Priest has been doing excellent work on the main Vampirella book and we expect it to continue here.

Marvel Comics
Written by Leah Williams
Art by David Baldeon
Cover Art by Ivan Shavrin


By the grace of The Five, the resurrection protocols can bring back any fallen mutant. But such a huge enterprise isn’t without its problems and complications… When a mutant dies, X-Factor is there to investigate how and why to keep the rules of reincarnation. Writer Leah Williams and artist David Baldeon take Northstar, Polaris, Prodigy, Eye-boy, Daken and Prestige into the world of murder and missing persons…

Release Date: July 29, 2020

PCS NOTES: Another resurrection of a classic “X title”. We look forward to what Leah Williams and David Baldeon have in store for us.