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The Best New Comic Books of 2019 

Rory Casey
Updated December 12, 2019 2.7k votes 174 voters 3.9k views 111 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite comic book series, graphic novels, limited series, and one-shots that made their debut in 2019.

Every year, comic book publishers release new series, which introduce new teams, characters, concepts, and more to the world of comics. These books come from every publisher imaginable, but not every new comic book on this list could be considered the best of the year. Each month, dozens of new comics, graphic novels, one-shots, and continuing series are dropped by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Valiant, Abstract, BOOM!, and more.

Check out these comic books released so far in 2019 to see if your favorite comic releases are down below. If you don't see it, add it, and make sure to vote up your very favorite brand new comic book series to see which one rises to the top! Then check out the 2020 comics that fans are most excited about.

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Little Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram

In a dystopian world, the American Empire rules all. Little Bird tells the tale of a young rebel who fights against the Empire alongside the resistance in the hope of preserving humanity and saving the world.

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House of X is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz

House of X introduces an entirely new era for the Mutants of the Marvel Universe. Charles Xavier has a new master plan for mutantkind, but will his plan to bring the Mutants out of the darkness and into the light work with the rest of humanity?

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto

Just because Daredevil was gone doesn't mean he wasn't going to come back! After being set up in Foggy Nelson's Man Without Fear miniseries, Daredevil returns in his eponymous series once more!

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Powers of X is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva

The X-Men have changed, and while they venture on their new path, the secret past, present, and future of mankind might change the way the team moves forward... This series launched in 2019 by Jonathan Hickman to push the Mutants into a whole new direction.

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The Batman Who Laughs: T... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Eduardo Risso, Jock, Gabriel Dell’Otto

DC's Dark Nights: Metal event may be over, but the impact of that story isn't over. The Batman Who Laughs isn't done, and he's got plans that no other vigilante in the world are going to be able to deal with... especially once the Grim Knight comes into the fold...

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Batman Curse Of The Whit... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Sean Murphy

Batman: Curse of the White Knight takes place as the sequel to Batman: White Knight thanks to artist/writer Sean Murphy. In this story, the Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a dark secret at the heart of the Wayne family!

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Savage Avengers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr.

When evil wizards start trading spells with the Hand, Conan the Barbarian teams up with Wolverine, the Punisher, Venom, Elektra, and Doctor Voodoo to take down the alliance.

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Spider-Man: Life Story ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley

Spider-Man comics have been around since the early '60s, but thanks to retcons, deaths, rebirths and other comic book nonsense, he's never truly aged. In Life Story, Peter Parker ages through the decades of his life/publication, all the while continuing to fight as the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

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Wolverine: The Long Nigh... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Benjamin Percy, Marcio Takara

Marvel knocked out a podcast featuring Wolverine looking into a series of creepy murders a while back, and now that story has been retold in the form of a comic book!

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DCeased is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairisine, James Harren

When a mysterious techno-virus has been released onto the Earth, more than 600 million people are transformed into terrifying engines of destruction. None of the DC Universe's heroes are prepared for what happens when the pandemic sweeps across the world leaving few with what it takes to take on the incredible threat to all of mankind...

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Web Of Venom Funeral Pyr... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Cullen Bunn, Alberto Jiminez-Albuquerque, Joshua Cassara

Carnage has been hunting down former symbiote hosts for weeks, and when he finds them, he kills them! Now, he's looking for Andi Bendon, the former host of Mania, and now that she's living in Philly without a symbiote to save her, there's only one thins that can stop a deranged and murderous Carnage...

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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason

There's a new Young Justice team in town and it's composed of Wonder Girl, Robin, Impulse, Superboy, and Amethyst! The hot, new team must defend the world from the Gemworld nightmare dimension!

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Wonder Twins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne

The Wonder Twins are back! After finding themselves exiled from their homeworld, Zan and Jayna need to find a way to live on Earth, but will they be able to blend into South Metropolis High while still working within the Halls of Justice as the Wonder Twins?

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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Jason Aaron, Mahmud Asrar

Marvel has regained the publishing rights to the titular character, which means the company is setting forth with an all-new series for Conan the Barbarian! Expect all the adventure and fantasy you've come to expect from the Cimmerian as Marvel Comics returns the character to its comic book roots!

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora

BOOM! Studios started up a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer series with a reimagining for a new generation of readers. After moving to the town of Sunnydale, she finds that it holds a portal to the darkest threats ever seen by all of humanity!

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Valkyrie Jane Foster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, Cafu

Following the events of the War of the Realms, Jane Foster has a new role. She's no longer swinging Mjolnir as Thor, the Goddess of thunder, but she's definitely still powerful as Valkyrie, the guide and ferrywoman to the dead!

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Naomi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, Jamal Campbell

Superman's epic battle with Mongul caught a young woman named Naomi in the crossfire, but it wasn't the first and only time she's come in contact with a metahuman incident. Is there a secret mystery in the DC Universe Naomi might uncover, or possibly be the key to solving?

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Magnificent Ms. Marvel ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Saladin Ahmed, Minkyu Jung

Kamala Khan may have had it relatively easy balancing her life as a superhero and her personal life, but in this new series, she's going to feel the pressure form all sides, which may come to a head as she finds out how tough it can be to be a superhero with a life!

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TMNT: Shredder in Hell ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Mateus Santolouco

Shredder's back, but is he really? The infamous foe of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finds himself going on a divine journey though Hell itself! How much of himself will remain after going through the journey, and will he still have his soul when he comes out the other side?

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Marvel Action: Black Pan... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Kyle Baker

IDW joins forces with Marvel Comics to release an all-ages appropriate Black Panther book showcasing T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, his little sister, Shuri, and all the crazy threats that endanger their beloved land.

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Second Coming is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Richard Pace, Amanda Conner, Mark Russell

Christians around the world believe that Jesus will return to save God's children, but what if he's already shown up and didn't like what he saw? In Second Coming, this is exactly what happens, and it's up to the carpenter to roll up his sleeves and repair the damage humanity has done to Christianity.

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Avengers: No Road Home ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid

Marvel kicks off a new mini-event with Earth's Mightiest Heroes as night falls upon the Marvel cosmos. Seven known Avengers team up with one new addition to the group in a quest to restore light to the Marvel Universe.

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Old Man Quill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Ethan Sacks, Robert Gill

Following the success of the Old Man Logan series, Marvel has launched Old Man Quill. Mr. Quill left his life as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy to assume his father's throne, but after living a life of tragedy, Star-Lord finds himself teamed up with his old pals on one final mission.

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Meet the Skrulls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Robbie Thompson, Nico Henrichon

The Walker family may look just like a run-of-the-mill family, but they are actually a cell of Skrulls posing as humans who have a mysterious mission. They're waiting for the moment to put it into play, but what could they be planning, and can they assimilate to human society?

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Adventure Time: Marcy &a... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comic Books of 2019
Olivia Olson, Slimm Fabert

Even though the animated series has come to an end, the world of Adventure Time continues in this wonderful series featuring March and Simon! The story kicks off right after the series finale as Simon asks Marceline for help redeeming himself for his actions as the Ice King.