Best New #1 Comics September 2019: Everything, Harleen, The Plot, King Thor, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — I have a tendency to say this a lot...but the Best New #1 Comics of September 2019 sure were exciting. There’s just a level of craftmanship involved here that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Take a book like Harleen #1. Nothing about the concept really did much for me, not the main character, nor the premise, nor the fact that it was on DC’s increasingly murky Black Label branding. But writer/artist Stejpan Sejic’s execution and craft elevated it to one of the best new comics in ages.

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Best New #1 Comics August 2019: The Mall, Coffin Bound, Once and Again, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — August, obviously, can often feel like the dregs of summer. I think this is true in comics as well. The big summer events are usually ended or ending, delayed like all get out, or giving way to announcements about the new comics that will spin out of whatever craziness just happened. It is, in other words, not always fertile ground for interesting new books.

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Best New #1 Comics April 2019 — Ascender, Queen of Bad Dreams, and more!

By Zack Quaintance — You know it’s a good month when only one of our Best New #1 Comics of April 2019 has anything to do with superheroes. Why? Because this indicates that there has been a surfeit of great ideas for new creator-owned books, so many in fact that publishers like IDW landed multiple books in our quick hits section…

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