New Number Ones: Comics Coming in January 2021

This month we give our readers a list of the exciting new comic book series debuting in January. 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 about the new comics in question.

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.

Week of 1/6/21
Week of 1/13/21
Week of 1/20/21
Week of 1/27/21


Week of January 6th

Eternals #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Esad Ribić
Cover Art by Ribić

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS. What’s the point of an eternal battle? For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares. But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they—or anyone on Earth—survive their discovery? From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!

Release Date: January 6, 2021

PCS NOTES: I have always enjoyed the Eternals storylines, and I can’t wait to see what Kieron Gillen does with it.

The Last Witch #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Conor McCreery
Art by V.V. Glass
Cover Art by Glass

It’s the one time of the year when the witch known as Cailleach hunts the children of the village – so Saoirse, a brave and reckless young girl, decides this is the perfect opportunity to defy her father and discover the secrets of the witch’s tower!

But when the Cailleach captures Saoirse and her brother Brahm, their lives are forever changed in ways they never expected.
Now, Saoirse will have to save everyone she loves by discovering the truth about the mysterious mark on her shoulder – and embracing her secret magical powers!

Release Date: January 6, 2021

Scouts Honor #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by David Pepose
Art by Luca Casalanguida
Cover Art by Andy Clarke

Years after a nuclear apocalypse, a new society has risen from the ashes…and their bible is an old Ranger Scout manual.

A young Ranger Scout named Kit has endured the harsh survivalist upbringing needed to conquer the irradiated Colorado Badlands. But after discovering a terrible secret once lost to history, Kit must risk everything on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth behind the Ranger Scouts’ doctrine.

From multiple Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose and artist Luca Casalanguida comes a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age tale that proves when all you know is a lie, a Scout’s Honor is the only way to move forward.

Release Date: January 6, 2021

PCS NOTES: We are big fans of writer David Pepose and have been waiting to get our hands on this book for a while.

Star Wars: The High Republic #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Cavan Scott
Art by Ario Anindito
Cover Art by Phil Noto


A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS faces the ultimate choice – will she complete her Jedi Trials or rescue the innocent from disaster? New Jedi! New ships! New evils to fight!

Release Date: January 6, 2021

Wrong Earth: Night and Day #1
Ahoy Comics
Written by Tom Peyer
Art by Juan Castro
Cover Art by Jamal Igle

The vengeance-dealing Dragonfly sticks it to the man! The acrobatic sleuth Dragonflyman assists the police! These alternate-earth versions of the same masked crimefighter meet face-to-face for the first time in this new series by the original creators of the smash-hit The Wrong Earth! Will their impossible encounter result in a team-up… or an all-out war? Every AHOY title also features extra bonus prose stories, beautifully illustrated.

Release Date: January 6, 2021

PCS NOTES: We are huge fans of this franchise and are excited to start the new year on the Wrong Earth.

Week of January 13th

Image Comics
Written by W. Maxwell Price
Art by Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Art by Vanesa R. Del Rey

ICE CREAM MAN writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he’s invited SOME OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY’S BEST ARTISTS to join him for the ride.

HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain’t your typical jokers.

With issues drawn by VANESA DEL REY, GABRIEL WALTA, ROGER LANGRIDGE, and more, HAHA peeks under the big top, over the rainbow, and even inside a balloon to tell a wide-ranging slew of stories about “funny” men and women, proving that some things are so sad you just have to laugh.

Release Date: January 13, 2021

Mann’s World #1
AWA / Upshot Studios
Written by Victor Gischler
Art by Niko Walter
Cover Art by Rahzzah

A weekend getaway on a resort planet goes south when four friends run afoul of the planet’s working class. Stranded in the wilderness of a strange planet, surrounded by danger on all sides and relentlessly pursued by vengeful locals, they must test their bonds of friendship in order to survive.

Release Date: January 13, 2021

PCS NOTES: AWA’s Upshot Studios continuously delivers quality comic storytelling and this concept seems interesting.

Serial #1
Abstract Studios
Written by Terry Moore
Art by Terry Moore
Cover Art by Terry Moore

Zoe has been 10 years old for 50 years. Most of her life has been spent on the run fighting the demon that lived within her, kept her young and turned her into a serial killer. Now free of the demon, Zoe discovers her childhood friend is the latest victim in a string of murders. Determined to put an end to the reign of terror, Zoe uses her own deadly skills to stalk the predator and avenge her fallen friend. Serial is Terry Moore’s new series featuring Zoe, the irrepressible star of Rachel Rising and Five Years. Don’t miss the premier issue of a her solo series!

Release Date: January 13, 2021

PCS NOTES: You know if it is in the “Terryverse”, we will be there. If you don’t know Zoe, you should, and it will be a frightening experience

Stake #1
Scout Comics
Written by David A Byrne
Art by Francesca Fantini
Cover Art by Francesca Fantini

Three years ago, Vampires announced their presence to the world in grand fashion; in one instant, Angel lost her two best friends and her existence changed forever. Now, as a member of the Vampire Bounty Hunter Union, and with the help of her ancient vampiric mentor Jessamy, she’s out to track down the bloodthirsty monsters who destroyed her life. She is… Stake.

Release Date: January 13, 2021

PCS NOTES: We have been looking forward to this for awhile. Francesca Fantini is an artist to be watched.

Week of January 20th

Abbott 1973 #1 (OF 5)
Boom! Studios
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Sami Kivelä
Cover Art by Taj Tenfold

In a new series for fans of Something is Killing the Children and Bitter Root, Saladin Ahmed, the visionary writer behind Miles Morales: Spider-Man, and Sami Kivelä, the acclaimed artist behind Tommy Gun Wizards, reunite for this Must Read supernatural thriller.

Detroit’s hardest hitting journalist, Elena Abbott, is trying to make a fresh start at a new newspaper…but her deadly past isn’t ready to let go.

The city is days away from the historic election of a Black candidate as their new Mayor, but a vicious new group has emerged to destroy him, targeting anyone who supports his campaign or the change he represents.

That means Abbott, who discovers the group’s connection to a dangerous dark magic, has been targeted for certain death – unless she embraces her true power as the Lightbringer to save her city.

Release Date: January 20, 2021

PCS NOTES: Quality creators, interesting plot? We are in!

Crimson Flower #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Matt Lesniewski
Cover Art by Matt Lesniewski

From New York Times-bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski comes a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies.

After losing her family in a violent home invasion, a woman uses folk tales to cope. In a blood-soaked journey toward revenge, she tracks down the man responsible for her family’s deaths, only to discover a startling government plot-to weaponize folk tales and use them to raise children into super assassins.

Release Date: January 20, 2021

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Comics
Written by Larry Hama
Art by Dave Wachter
Cover Art by Billy Tan


Someone is killing the ancient dragons that power the HEAVENLY CITIES, and only IRON FIST and the DEADLY WEAPONS can stop them…if they can discover who they are in time! Zombie armies, mystical portals, dragon hearts, some of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest fighters all converge in one action-packed extravaganza, and the fate of all worlds hangs in the balance! LARRY HAMA and DAVID WACHTER are building a story that hits as hard as the Iron Fist itself!

Release Date: January 20, 2021

PCS NOTES: This looks like a fun ride.

Maestro: War & Pax #1 (OF 5)
Marvel Comics
Written by Peter David
Art by Javier Pina
Cover Art by Dale Keown


The man once known as the Hulk is now neither man, nor Hulk – call him only THE MAESTRO! After deposing Dystopia’s ancient ruler, the Maestro sets his sights even bigger. It’s time the entire planet Earth recognized their one true god! But the Maestro isn’t the only immortal left…and if he wants to truly dominate the planet, he’ll have to face the most powerful beings in creation! PETER DAVID continues the tale that began decades ago in the legendary Future Imperfect!

Release Date: January 20, 2021

Rain Like Hammers #1 (OF 5)
Image Comics
Written by Brandon Graham
Art by Brandon Graham
Cover Art by Brandon Graham

KING CITY and PROPHET writer and artist BRANDON GRAHAM returns with an all-new OVERSIZED FIVE-ISSUE SERIES!

Eugene is a new inhabitant of Elephant, a walking city on the desert world of Crown Majesty. Far from friends and family, he spends most of his time navigating melancholy daydreams, toying with alien technology, and researching the best places to find high-quality fast food. At best, his life is lonely and monotonous-but all of that changes when a mysterious force begins destroying Crown Majesty’s walking cities!

Release Date: January 20, 2021


Week of January 27th

Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job #1 (OF 4)
Source Point Press
Written by Frank Gogol
Art by Nenad Cvitcanin
Cover Art by Criss Madd

Seven years after the deadly events of September 11th, three teens struggle with the long-term fallout of that tragic day. But these former friends are brought back together when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a local drug dealer who’s out for blood. Can they put their personal traumas aside long enough to work together and survive? No Heroine’s Frank Gogol re-teams with Nenad Cviticanin for an all-new entry in the Dead End Kids saga.

Release Date: January 27, 2021

PCS NOTES: This is the follow-up to one of the best new series of 2019 and we are looking forward to it. We will have a preview review when it gets closer to release.

I Breathed a Body #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by Zac Thompson
Art by Andy MacDonald
Cover Art by Andy MacDonald

A science fiction horror series about social media, big tech, and influencer culture.

It’s The Social Network meets Hellraiser. When the world’s biggest influencer posts something irredeemably horrific online, the world changes in an instant. Now it’s up to his social media manager, Anne Stewart, to fan the flames of outrage and create a sensationalist campaign that rewrites the rules of “banned content.” Thus begins a carnival of lust, revulsion, desire, and disgust – all for viral videos.

Written by Zac Thompson and illustrated by Andy MacDonald, I BREATHED A BODY is a horror series about the voyeurism of violence and the Big Tech companies who
engineer patterns of fear in society.

Release Date: January 27, 2021

PCS NOTES: Yeah, this one looks good.

A Note About DC Comics

If you are unaware, DC comics is in the midst of, let’s call it, a reset. For January and February, the majority of the main superhero universe books will be participating in an event called Future State. It includes a bunch of two-issue series and one-shots that explore the possible futures of the DC Universe.  A lot of our favorite creators are getting a chance to write and draw some big name characters and we are excited to see what they are going to do with them.

Following the Future State event, DC is shaking up the creative teams on most of their books and going back to the current numbering. In the meantime, here are some of the Future State books that we are looking forward to:

January 5th

Future State: Wonder Woman #1

By Joelle Jones

Future State: Swamp Thing #1

By Ram V. and Mike Perkins

January 12th

Future State: Justice League #1

By Joshua Williamson, Ram V., Marcio Takara, and Robson Rocha

Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1

By Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage

January 19th

Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1

By Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, L.L. McKinney, Jen Bartel, and Alitha Martinez

Future State: Nightwing #1

By Andrew Constant and Nicola Scott

January 26th

Future State: Aquaman #1

By Brandon Thomas and Daniel Sempere