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Best DC Comics of 2019 (so far)

DC Comics has been making a great start in 2019 with some amazing comics making it to the shelves. DC popularity has never been greater with superhero movies making it to the big screen and a huge collection making it to the small screens and with DC Wonder Comics launching amazing unique series such as Naomi and Young Justice, there was never a more perfect time to jump on board.

In effort to highlight the best comic series of 2019, 101Comics has set up a list to help you find the best dc comics of 2019 so you will never miss out.

Pearl

Pearl DC Comics

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Michael Gaydos
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

From the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes Pearl. The story of a tattoo artist and accidental assassin of the modern day San Francisco Yakuza.

Pearl dreams of a better life but her unique set of skills keep pulling her back to the violent world she so desperately wants to escape.

Pearl has a thrilling and unique setup and utilises a fantastic artwork.

The Batman Who Laughs (2018)

The Batman Who Laughs

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Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jock
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: December 12, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

The Batman Who Laughs is the thing of nightmares. Scott Snyder together with Jock have created something that will live in your dreams for years to come (and quite possible traumatize you) and quite literally an enemy that is by far the strongest we’ve seen for years.

This six-part comic series story is full of action as well as physical and psychological horror. Jock art is dark and deliberate just at the right moments and is set to make this mini-series something to remember and a collectors item.

The Dreaming (2018)

The Dreaming

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Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Bilquis Evely
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: September 5, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Straight out of The Sandman Universe #1 comes The Dreaming. A universe torn in chaos when Dream leaves his kingdom and it’s residents are left to protect it until he is found.

If you are a fan of the Sandman Universe that was created by Neil Gaiman then this is something you have to get your hands on.

Hawkman (2018)

Hawkman (2018)

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Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Bryan Hitch
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Another great comic series that span off DARK NIGHTS: METAL with Carter Hall returning to the DC Universe. The creative team behind Hawkman has already set the bar high with amazing art and stories hitting the shelves with every issue.

Carter Hall, an ancient explorer of mystery races around the globe piecing together a prophecy, but in the meantime he has to face down his past lives lurking in the shadows.

Justice League Dark

Justice League Dark

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Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Alvaro Eduardo, Martinez Bueno, Raul Fernandez
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: July 25, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

There is almost no list anymore that doesn’t contain Justice League Dark. Following the story of Justice League: No Justice this spin off featuring one of the most bizzare team-ups in the DC Universe comes to save the world of magic.

Wonder Woman is in charge of a unique team featuring Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat and Detective Chimp all trying to save the world from enemies that even Justice League can’t fathom.

Important to say that this series has produced a number of first appearances that might be an amazing opportunity for new collectors.

Green Lantern (2018)

Green Lantern (2018)

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Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Liam Sharp
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: November 7, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN!
In this debut issue, when Earth’s space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps-and quite possibly the Multiverse at large-to its very core. There’s an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the GL Corps’ ranks, so strap in for more mind-bending adventures in this masterpiece in the making.

Grand Morrison is a pure genius and when it comes to reading comics written by him you better keep some notes. The Green Lantern is one of his masterful creations with so many things happening in one issue that you will definetely get hooked.

Liam Sharp also works wonders with his art, especially since there are so many things to cover and action on all fronts but you won’t be disappointed.

Check our review of The Green Lantern #1

Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters DC Comics

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Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Eddy Barrows
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: December 19, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II and wiping all metahuman resistance including Freedom Force.

Now a new Freedom Fighters team emerges to challenge the Nazi occupants and if they want to be successful they need to find Uncle-Sam who disappeared after his original team was killed.

This is where the Death of a Nation storyline starts and it’s a hell of a story geeks. Pick it up.

Hex Wives

Hex Wives DC Comics

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Writer: Ben Blacker
Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: October 31, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

There is no surprise seeing Vertigo creating another great comic series. Hex Wives is shaping up to be one of the Vertigo’s must read new series. Blacker’s story is ingenious with engaging characters. Accompanied with Andolfo’s vibrant and gore art might be one of the best vertigo series of 2019.

War has been waging for hundreds of years between a coven of witches and an all-male conspiracy known as the Architects. Then one day in 2005 everything seems to be over. The death of the lead Architect marks what many thought the win of the witches. But 13 years later and things change. Isadora the lead of the witches coven wakes up with no recolection of her past life and the war between men and women.

American Carnage

American Carnage

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Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Leandro Fernandez
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: November 21, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Welcome to real America.

American Carnage

American Carnage is another Vertigo diamond that is setting up to be one of the years best comic series.

American Carnage tackles real life issues with an amazingly clever story and characters that have great backstory and are easy to learn. What is even more amazing is that the story might as well be based in real life events.

Disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright gets a chance for redemption by infiltrating a white supremacist group that is believed to have killed a fellow FBI agent.

Warning: Serious cliffhanger at the end!

Shazam!

Shazam! DC Comics

Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Dale Eaglesham
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: December 5, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

20 years has gone by without a monthly Shazam! comic series and that draught came to an end with a Big Bang as writer Geoff Jones and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to bring us the all-new Shazam! monthly comic series.

Shazam aka Billy Batson struggles to balance his school life and his superheroics and when he unlocks a secret within the Rock of Eternity it changes everything he knows about magic and his family’s future as champions.

With a movie coming out soon, Shazam! is one comic series you want to get your hands onto.

Written by Angelos Savvaidis

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