New Number Ones: Comics Coming in September 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 lot of excellent 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.

You will find the books listed below in the order of when they are released. We hope that will help if you come back to check this list of books weekly.


Week of September 2nd


Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Elena Casagrande & Jordie Bellaire
Cover Art by Adam Hughes

Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson and rising star artist Elena Casagrande launch a new BLACK WIDOW series that changes everything! Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she’s been alive. And she’s never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys…or the bad. But Natasha’s world is about to be upended. Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate lies a mystery that only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve. Don’t miss the heartbreaking thrill ride of 2020!

Release Date: 9/2/20

PCS NOTES: This book was a casualty of the Diamond shutdown and has finally been resolicited and makes its debut. Fans of the character should be excited to see what Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande have in store for Nat.

AWA / Upshot Studios
Written by Jeff McComsey
Art by Tommy Lee Edwards
Cover Art by Edwards

For two generations, the rural hill town of Grendel, Kentucky has honored its Faustian bargain with the monster living in its abandoned coal mine: a human sacrifice every season in return for agrarian prosperity the likes of which this rocky region had never before seen (including its greatest cash crop: the dankest weed in the land).

When one town elder breaks this pact, Grendel’s only hope is that its prodigal daughter will return home to face down the creature of her nightmares-and bring her all-female biker gang with her.

Release Date: 9/2/20

PCS NOTES: AWA has consistently delivered, and the synopsis and creative team have us excited for this book. 

Written by Emma Kubert & Rusty Gladd
Art by Kubert & Gladd
Cover Art by Kubert & Gladd

SERIES PREMIERE! Third-generation comic artist EMMA KUBERT partners with up-and-coming creator RUSTY GLADD to deliver a high-fantasy epic! This new ONGOING SERIES follows a powerful sorceress attempting to correct her greatest mistake-the creation of a magical cat that can travel through time, space, and reality. The cat threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe, doesn’t care, and just won’t listen!

Release Date: 9/2/20

PCS NOTES: This one hits home for us. We have been watching this creative team grow for years through their social media platforms and to be able to see their work in print is a big thrill. We will have a preview review of the first issue tomorrow!!

Written by Chelsea Cain
Art by Elise McCall
Cover Art by Lia Miternique

Super spy Nora Freud (no relation) has a plum assignment. She’s stationed on a tropical island. Her mission? Keep an eye on things. Her problem? The island is on the lip of the Bermuda Triangle, where anything can happen. Her other problem? This particular island is a den of intrigue, populated by spies, tourists, and evil villains set on global domination.

Spy Island is a four-issue special limited series by the creative team that brought you Man-Eaters.

New comics series from New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain!

Release Date: 9/2/20

PCS NOTES: This is another book that got pushed back by the pandemic and is now finally being released.

Written by Al Ewing
Art by Simone Di Meo
Cover Art by Di Meo

  • For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive.
  • No one has ever seen a living god, but Captain Malik is obsessed with being the first.
  • Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest the only resources that matter from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system.
  • But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into the darkest reaches of space, bringing them face to face with a threat unlike anything they’ve ever imagined – unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…

Release Date: 9/2/20

PCS NOTES:  We are super stoked for this book. The massively cosmic setting juxtaposed with human ambition seem like a hit. 

Written by Zac Thompson
Art by Jen Hickman
Cover Art by Hickman

Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She’s alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend.

Set in the new future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, LONELY RECEIVER is a horror/breakup story in five parts. Written by Zac Thompson and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman.

Release Date: 9/2/20

PCS NOTES: If you tell me Zac Thompson and Jen Hickman are making a book together. I will just ask, “Where do I sign up?” Because I am here for this!!!

September 9, 2020

Written by Evan Dorkin
Art by Roger Langridge
Cover Art by Dorkin

After defeating the evil dictator De Nomolos in Bogus Journey in 1995, things aren’t looking as excellent as they should for either Bill and Ted or Wyld Stallyns. There’s tension in the band and worry at home. Bill and Ted’s obsessiveness with writing the one song to bring peace to the world is affecting their playing and their relationships with their families. The band is losing favor with fans and the future isn’t shaping up as they were all led to believe it would from past (and future) events. Desperate for a solution Bill and Ted burst in to announce their great idea to revive the band’s fortunes: A world tour to spread the love-and the rock, and the love of the rock-to the world.

Release Date: 9/9/20

PCS NOTES: Hey, there is a new Bill & Ted movie: so, why not a new Bill & Ted comic. We are hoping it brings the laughs.

Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Miguel Valderrama
Cover Art by Valderrama

Nadia, an assistant EMT for a privately-owned business known as Trauma Team International, is the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission turned shootout. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia and her new team find themselves in an even more dangerous and life-threatening situation.

o Featuring the incredible creative team of writer Cullen Bunn and illustrator Miguel Valderrama!

Release Date: 9/9/20

PCS NOTES: The solicit is what got us on this one, and we trust Cullen Bunn to deliver, every time.

Written by Kyle Higgins & Mat Groom
Art by Francesco Manna & Michael Cho
Cover Art by Alex Ross

In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol!

But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!

Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom and Francesco Manna reimagine the classic origin of a pop culture icon as THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN begins!

Release Date: 9/9/20

PCS NOTES: There is definitely a place on the spinner rack for a book like this.

September 16, 2020

Written by Max Bemis
Art by Eryk Donovan
Cover Art by Donovan

Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do.

Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves… until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time.

Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for… well, it’s a lot like Preacher. Max Bemis and Eryk Donovan bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns.

Release Date: 9/16/20

PCS NOTES: This book promises some high concept allegorical storytelling. With a fantastic creative team on board, so are we.

Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by CAFU
Cover Art by Alex Ross


Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine. He decides he’s going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It’s time to dig into the guts of real machines, put on some old-fashioned metal and fly.

But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn’t that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip down a billionaire to his bolts, does he run solid or just overheat?
Tony’s going to find out once a threat to the entire universe rears its head from the past. As he suits up again, Tony remains sure of one thing: he’s still IRON MAN down to his flesh and blood core.

Release Date: 9/16/20

PCS NOTES: Yet another book in the list that has put together a stellar creative team. Chris Cantwell could write a grocery list, and I would read it, because it will take me to places I didn’t know I wanted to go. I look forward to what he and CAFU will do with the armored avenger.

Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Ramon K. Perez & Mike Spicer
Cover Art by Perez

SERIES PREMIERE! Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that’s not just a promise. It’s a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY and Eisner Award-winning artist RAMON K PÉREZ as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.

Release Date: 9/16/20

PCS NOTES: We will have a preview review of this book. It has the makings of a great thriller story.

Written by Gerard Way & Shaun Simon
Art by I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Art by Gabriel Ba

The first Umbrella Academy spin off series! When 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, and his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord’s stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him.

* Séance gets his own miniseries!
* From Gerard Way and Shaun Simon of the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!

Release Date: 9/16/20

PCS NOTES: Gerard Way takes the opportunity of the popularity of the Netflix show to expand and continue to flesh out the amazing world he has created.

September 23, 2020

Written by Daniel Kraus
Art by Chris Shehan & Jason Wordie
Cover Art by Shehan

Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint–and possibly pernicious–town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus, and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.

Release Date: 9/23/20

PCS NOTES: Vault is the house of great stories these days and this book just looks interesting.

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Ron Garney
Cover Art by Geoff Shaw


A mystic gem. A force of overwhelming power. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. Except himself. Another building falls. Cain Marko is done letting others pick up the pieces of the things he’s destroyed. Renowned X-scribe Fabian Nicieza and celebrated artist Ron Garney team up to take the unstoppable in a new bold new direction!

Release Date: 9/23/20

PCS NOTES: Fabian Nicieza is enough to get me interested. Put him on an “X” related book, and I am down with that. Through in Ron Garney and just take my money!!

Written by B. Clay Moore
Art by Stephan Molnar
Cover Art by Molnar

Amara Bishop is a newly single mother with a long-buried past. Raised by an alcoholic father in a rundown trailer, Amara was a child when she learned to kill. And she hasn’t killed anyone since she was thirteen. When her aging mentor is murdered, and her daughter is threatened, that will soon change…

An unlikely assassin in a deadly game of cat and mouse, brought to you by B. Clay Moore and Stephan Molnar.

Release Date: 9/23/20

PCS NOTES: Interesting premise. We want to see where this goes..

Written by Dan Panosian
Art by Marianna Ignazzi
Cover Art by Panosian

  • Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials – and the ones that survived did so together. Now, generations later, their descendants protect the ancient secrets entrusted to them. They call themselves the Ravens.
  • Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed – except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly. And Waverly just went missing.
  • But the truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger – and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.
  • Writer Dan Panosian and artist Marianna Ignazzi present a supernatural mystery, perfect for fans of The Marked and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Release Date: 9/23/20

PCS NOTES: Wow. A late September book about an ancient coven. How can you go wrong with this??? 

September 30, 2020

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Martin Simmonds
Cover Art by Simmonds

SERIES PREMIERE! Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth? Bestselling writer JAMES TYNION IV debuts his first Image ONGOING SERIES alongside breakout artist MARTIN SIMMONDS!

Release Date: 9/30/20

PCS NOTES: There is a lot of hype about this book. Anyone who has seen it has raved about it. You won’t want to miss it.

Written by Gene Luen Yang
Art by Dike Ruan & Philip Tan
Cover Art by Jim Cheung

THE MASTER RETURNS! An ancient and evil secret society has stayed in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zhu. But now his successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world…Zheng Zhu’s son, Shang-Chi! Witness the Marvel Universe’s greatest fighter return to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind long ago…and discover the secrets to Shang-Chi’s past that will change his world forever.

Don’t miss out on this epic tale of family, betrayal and justice as the incredible team of Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan. and Philip Tan launch a new chapter in the legend of Shang-Ch!

Release Date: 9/30/20

PCS NOTES: I suppose we should be grateful that the concept of a Shang-Chi Disney+ series has given us the opportunity for a Gene Luen Yang written Master of Kung-Fu book. All I can say is what took so long? and Add it to my pull list.

Written by Jody Houser
Art by Edgar Salazar
Cover Art by Viktor Kalvachev

Dustin arrives at Camp Know Where to navigate the new social hierarchy without the support of his Hawkins adventuring party. While also faced with nerdy bullies, a new menace haunts the young scientists and camp counselors. A mysterious figure with sinister intent arrives to disrupt the serene woodland scene. The solution won’t take rocket science, but Dustin will have to get on the same wavelength as the other campers before tensions reach a boiling point.

Comic book tie-in for Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things!

Release Date: 9/30/20

PCS NOTES: The Stranger Things adventures that Jody Houser has written for Dark Horse have been really good and we expect that to continue.

A Note About DC Comics Books: There are a few #1 books coming out this month from DC, but they are mostly one-shots for the Death Metal Tie-ins. They do have some excellent collections being release to stores this month but no new series.