New Number Ones: Comics Coming in August 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 August. This is a list of just some of the new series coming this month. Check with your LCS or wherever you get comics to make sure you find new things to thrill you.  We are very excited for this list of books.

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.

We are trying something new this month and listing the books in order of when they are released. We hope that will help if you come back to check this list of books weekly.


Week of August 5th

Written by Eric Palicki
Art by Wendell Cavalcanti

Lovecraft meets Sergio Leone in a modern tale of corruption, family legacies, and nightmarish dread. Lucas Lewis drifts into Atlantis County, Oregon wanting nothing more than a hot meal and a soft bed for the night. What he finds instead is a small town in thrall to eldritch creatures lurking in the surrounding wilderness, possibly guided by an even more sinister force. Lucas becomes determined to eradicate all Atlantis’s demons, but these monsters are not what they seem. Unfortunately for the monsters, neither is Lucas.

Release Date: August 05, 2020

PCS NOTES: This book jumped out of the solicitations. We haven’t seen it but we are excited just based on the premise alone. 

AWA / Upshot Studios
Written by Christa Faust
Art by Mike Deodato
Cover Art by Deodato

A nerve-racking thriller from crime writer Christa Faust and blockbuster artist Mike Deodato Jr. April Walters is a hit-and-run victim of life — a middle-aged soccer mom whose inner fire has been snuffed out by her dreary suburban existence. When her teenaged daughter goes missing under mysterious circumstances, April embarks on a harrowing mission to find her; a journey that takes her through the underbelly of her suburban community and sets her on a collision course with a massive crime syndicate and its lethal matriarch. Tested to her limits and beyond, April discovers that hell hath no fury like a mother scorned.

Release Date: August 05, 2020

PCS NOTES: AWA continues to deliver high quality stories. We expect more of the same from this book.

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Nick Robles
Cover Art by Robles

A new chapter in the Sandman saga begins with an all-new miniseries populated by faces both familiar and new! One of Dream’s heaviest responsibilities is the creation of nightmares-the beings that haunt our sleep and turn our thoughts toward darkness. In the form of Ruin, the nightmare of catastrophic failure, Dream was certain he’d built his next masterpiece… but Ruin can’t help but live up to his name, sending every situation into a spiral of unexpected consequences. Unfortunately, Shakespearean scholar (and exhausted new mother) Lindy has dreamed of Ruin… and in the process, she’s delivered him unto the waking world! The Sandman Universe is changing-and Hugo and World Fantasy award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson and breakout artist Nick Robles are here to welcome you!

Release Date: August 05, 2020

PCS NOTES: I cannot tell you how long I have been looking forward to this series!!!! The concept, the creative team, the setting…. All perfect!

Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Chris Samnee & Matthew Wilson
Cover Art by Samnee & Wilson

SERIES PREMIERE! ALL-NEW monthly series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHRIS SAMNEE! The one who wields the fire power is destined to save the world, but Owen Johnson has turned his back on that life. He doesn’t want the power-he never did. He only wants to spend time with his family and live his life, but unseen forces are at work to make that impossible. Danger lurks around every corner as Owen’s past comes back to haunt him.

This non-FCBD version will have an increased page count (44 pages total) and include a sketchbook section featuring commentary by Samnee and Kirkman.

Release Date: August 05, 2020

PCS NOTES: Image has made a big deal out of this series, and if your couldn’t tell it is written by Robert Kirkman with art by Chris Samnee. Despite the massive hype, we are definitely interested in it.

Written by Anne Toole
Art by Ann Maulina
Cover Art by Artgerm

A brand-new comic series based on the award-winning game by Guerrilla.

Aloy and Talanah return in a new story set after the events of the game! Nature has reclaimed the planet. Awe-inspiring machines dominate the land, as humanity fights for survival on this new earth.

Co-created by one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn game Anne Toole.

Horizon Zero Dawn FCBD #0 ties into this brand-new #1!

Release Date: August 05, 2020

PCS NOTES: This book has a fantastic creative team, and we want to see how they bring the game to the comic media.

Week of August 12th

Written by Jason Howard
Art by Jason Howard
Cover Art by Jason Howard

When men become giant monsters hellbent on destroying the world, only girls can stop them-BIG GIRLS. Meet Ember-she writes poetry, loves to read, and she’s a 300-foot-tall full-time monster killer! She and the other big girls are all that stand in the way of our world’s complete annihilation! Critically acclaimed artist JASON HOWARD takes full creative control as the writer and artist of a tale that’s a cross between JOHN WICK and GODZILLA by way of HBO’s GIRLS.

Release Date: August 12, 2020

PCS NOTES: This book is a Jason Howard original. He is a master at visual storytelling and we are super excited to see how he delivers on this interesting premise.

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Art by Di Nicuolo

For fans of Once & Future and Undiscovered Country comes an all-new original series from #1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Taylor and artist Daniele di Nicuolo about seven powerful secrets-words, wonders, weapons, and worse-with the power to change the world..

For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm, but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face their greatest fear-an enemy who knows too much and is willing to kill to get what he wants.

Now, the Order’s newest member, Caspar, must discover the truth of the Secrets before the enemy does, or risk losing everything.

Release Date: August 12, 2020

PCS NOTES: We are all in on a creator owned story that includes Tom Taylor on the team.

Week of August 19th

Written by Peter David
Art by German Peralta
Cover Art by Dale Keown


Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. With astounding art from HULK veteran Dale Keown and up-and-comer Germán Peralta, Maestro will answer questions that have haunted Hulk fans for years – and inspire some new ones. How did the world fall and the Maestro rise? What happened to the world’s heroes in between? And where is the Hulk we know and love? Find out here!

Release Date: August 19, 2020

PCS NOTES: If anyone is going to tell this story, it should be Peter David. Looking forward to it.

Week of August 26th

Written by Jimmie Robinson
Art by Jimmie Robinson
Cover Art by Jimmie Robinson

It’s 2024, and supervillain Bomb Queen wants to stop Donald Trump from becoming president for life. Her plan: campaign against Trump, steal his voter base, and lay bare America’s dark underbelly in the process.

BOMB QUEEN returns after eight years in a brand-new series featuring all the explosive satire and twisted fun her fans have come to expect-in other words, it’s pretty much guaranteed to offend everyone!

Release Date: August 26, 2020

PCS NOTES: Well, if America can handle the current president, then it can handle the return of Bomb Queen. 

Written by Bob Salley
Art by Stan Yak
Cover Art by Raymond Gay Jeremy Clark, & Juan Fernandez

In this Dieselpunk post-WWI mini-series, two men come home from the war scarred and forgotten. One man is looking for redemption as the other looks for revenge. Both are on a collision course toward each other and nothing can stop them.

Release Date: August 26, 2020

PCS NOTES: We will have a Preview Review of this one as it gets closer to launch date. We have high hopes for this book.


Written by AJ Marchisello & Marcus Rineheart
Art by Stefano Simeone
Cover Art by Toni Infante

It’s a new beginning for the worldwide culture phenomenon featuring heroes like Mega Man, Rush and Dr. Light trying to save Silicon City from the villainous forces of the Robot Masters, set in the world of the Mega Man: Fully Charged TV series.

After Mega Man’s father Dr. Light is kidnapped, a shocking truth rocks Mega Man’s world as it seems the Robot Masters know more about his secret history than he does. When Mega Man’s forgotten memories of the brutal human/robot war are triggered, our hero is left to question just who he is and if he can trust anything or anyone-including the man he calls father. Don’t miss a perfect jumping on point for long time fans and new readers as A.J. Marchisello & Marcus Rinehart, with artist Stefano Simeone examine the cost of being a hero, and what it truly means to be human.

Release Date: August 26, 2020

PCS NOTES: This is the second video game related book to debut this month. The art looks fun, and we are looking forward to seeing what this is about.