NYCC Explodes with Exciting Announcements

New York Comic Con 2019 is over, but publishers gave retailers and their customers plenty to talk about for months to come with news of upcoming projects for the balance of 2019 and beyond.

What follows are some of the highlights from DBD publishers.

Sex Criminals is entering its final story arc as original creators Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky return to a monthly schedule with issue #26.

2020 will see the return of The GoddamnedDIE!DIE!DIE!LowNailbiter, and Saga, as well as new releases and project announcements from a host of superstar creators including Robert Kirkman, Marjorie Liu, Jonathan Hickman, Mark Millar, Annie Wu, Jim Shooter and many others.

Mercy by Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural) will debut in March 2020, the sexy, dark fantasy tale of “inhuman” Lady Hellaine and her butler, Mr. Goodwill. Image will support the launch with website skins, social media promotions, key artwork reveals, international marketing support, video trailer marketing, mainstream press coverage, a full PDF of #1 to read before ordering, and more.

Dynamite Used NYCC to promote exciting new projects announced ahead of the show, among them:

Red Sonja: Age of Chaos! (January), which will bring the invasion of Hyboria by the Chaos! Universe when a cosmic-level spat between Mistress Hel and Lady Demon leaves Sonja stuck in the middle with Chastity, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Jade and more.

George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (January), continuing the adaptation of the second novel in the epic fantasy series, picking up approximately halfway through the 1998 novel.

Upcoming Valiant titles teased with cover art and interior pages included Roku by Cullen Bunn & Ramón F. Bachs (October), Rai by Dan Abnett & Juan José Ryp (November), The Visitor by Paul Levitz & MJ Kim (December) and Quantum & Woody by Christopher Hastings & Ryan Browne (January).

Valiant plans to issue more assets to promote its line, including book displays, posters, ads, banners, and more.


In 2020, John Layman & Nick Bradshaw will premiere Bermuda, a new creator-owned series that will follow a normal 16-year old girl who lives in an otherworldly dimension with dinosaurs, pirates and other dangers.

Following the success of George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy, IDW will publish three new non-fiction graphic novels in the months ahead: After the Spring (November), a black & white tale of French writer/artist Hélène Aldeguer’s youth in Tunisia during the Arab Spring; The Mueller Report (April 2020), a comedic, accessible interpretation by Steve Duin  & Shannon Wheeler; and Tiananmen 1989 (July 2020) by writer (and firsthand witness to the protests) Lun Zhang and artists Adrien Gombeaud & Ameziane.