New Number Ones – New Comic Series Starting in June 2023

Welcome to the New Number Ones for June! If you are new here, in this column, we have compiled an alphabetical list with cover art and the official solicitation text from the publishers of some of the cool new comics that are coming out this month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

We are getting this out a little later than we want, but there are plenty of great books to check out this week. Keep an eye out for the sister column to this one: New Number Ones: Specials and One-Shots where we highlight important releases that are not part of series. Some of the books on this list are in some ways related to books on that list.

This month, we have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, , Mad Cave Studios, Titan Comics, Oni Press, Ahoy Comics, Vault Comics, AWA Studios, and IDW Publishing.

One thing to remember, we continue to measure the “comic week” as Wednesday. #NCBD is Wednesday.

We will bring you reviews 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. There are five Wednesdays in May 2023, so that means five weeks of new comics.

Week of 6/7/23
Week of 6/14/23
Week of 6/21/23
Week of 6/28/23

Week of June 7th  

Destiny, NY: Mystic Mafia #1
Black Mask Studios
Written by Pat Shand
Art by Elisa Romboli
Cover Art by Leirix Li

Lilith Aberdine is the last surviving daughter of a mystical crime family. She has spent her whole life running from her past, but now those old demons are finally catching up to her. She thought she was meant to be with former prophecy girl Logan McBride, but life has pulled them apart. Now, with Lilith in New York and Logan in California, will destiny reunite them or drive them further apart?

Release Date: June 7, 2023

PCS NOTES: This universe that Pat Shand has created is full of interesting characters, and this seems like a great jumping off point.

In Hell We Fight! #1
Image Comics
Written by John Layman
Art by Jok
Cover Art by Jok

Life in hell ain’t easy. Demons try to torture you for all eternity. Monsters want to eat you. There’s a stunning lack of reliable indoor plumbing. And it’s almost impossible to get ice cream. At least, until today, when three condemned teens and their annoying tagalong demon frenemy embark on a daring scheme to hijack a demon lord’s delivery truck. What happens next will take them on an epic journey across the underworld, an infernal excursion of nonstop excitement, danger, and adventure.

Presenting a devilishly fun new series from multiple Eisner-winning writer/letterer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW, Suicide Squad: Kill Arkham Asylum) and Argentinian superstar artist JOK.

Release Date: June 7, 2023

PCS NOTES: John Layman is a brilliant writer, and whenever he has a new series, it immediately goes on the pull list.

Loki #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Dan Watters
Art by German Peralta & Mike Spicer
Cover Art by Dustin Nguyen


LOKI SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE? He may be the “benevolent” God of Stories now, but Loki’s past as the God of Lies returns to haunt him when ancient, powerful weapons he once built end up scattered across the Ten Realms! Loki must track down these weapons before they fall into the wrong hands and bring about Ragnarok! Surprising guest stars, exciting new characters and startling twists await in this all-new miniseries by rising stars Dan Watters (Sword of Azrael) and Germán Peralta (BLACK PANTHER)!

Release Date: June 7, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are excited to see what this creative team does with the Prince of Deception.

Sins of the Salton Sea #1
AWA Studios
Written by Ed Brisson
Art by C.P. Smith
Cover Art by Tim Brad

Wyatt, a professional thief living off the grid, is recruited by his brother for one last job. Their target: an armored car traveling down a desolate stretch of California highway. But when it turns out that their target is carrying not gold bars but human cargo, Wyatt is plunged into a conflict between warring factions of a doomsday cult. The cult claims that it is their solemn duty to save the world by means of human sacrifice. Will Wyatt protect the boy who has come into his charge? Or will he be swayed by the cult’s increasingly convincing claims that the end of the world is fast approaching?

Release Date: June 7, 2023

PCS NOTES: This sounds like a gripping and thrilling story. We are in.

Steelworks #1
DC Comics
Written by Michael Dorn
Art by Sami Basri & Andrew Dalhouse
Cover Art by Clay Mann

FORGING THE FUTURE! The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who’s out for revenge against its builder—John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel—and his company, Steelworks…and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build?

While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel—John’s niece, Natasha Irons—feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back? Writer Michael Dorn (the voice of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series) teams up with artist Sami Basri (Harley Quinn, Catwoman) to bring you the next chapter of Steel’s saga in this not-to-be missed six-issue miniseries!

Release Date: June 6, 2023

PCS NOTES: MICHAEL DORN!!! You know we are checking this one out!

You’ve Been Cancelled #1
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Curt Pires
Art by Kevin Castaniero
Cover Art by Castaniero

In the near future, cancel culture means more than just losing your job…it could mean your life. The world’s premier entertainment event is CANCELLED – a live-streamed program where elite bounty hunters called cancellers kill individuals who society has voted to “cancel” following heinous actions or offenses. Our story follows Roland Endo, the world’s #1 ranked Canceller. Because of this status, Roland lives in a constant state of paranoia with a target on his back…

Release Date: June 7, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks like a meta take on the world we live in. Socio-political commentary is the lifeblood of comic books.

Week of June 14th  

Bettie Page #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Mirka Andolfo & Luca Blengino
Art by Elsa Ferrari
Cover Art by Joseph Michael Linsner


It’s la dolce vita for Bettie! Beautiful Bettie has been cast as the lead of a film shooting in Rome, but before she can experience the sights and sounds of Italy, shady-looking thugs try to kidnap her! Why? Well, Bettie happens to be the spitting image of another woman…a woman who’s in BIG trouble with trouble-making types! Can Bettie negotiate her way through a madcap adventure of mistaken identity and star-crossed love, Italian-style?

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: I gotta say. The concept of seeing Mirka Andolfo’s take on everyone’s favorite bombshell is very intriguing.

Black Panther #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Eve Ewing
Art by Chris Allen, Craig Yeung, & Jesus Aburtov
Cover Art by Taurin Clarke

A KING WITHOUT A CROWN! Banished from the throne and a fugitive in his own homelands, T’Challa still can’t leave Wakanda without its sworn protector. A king without a crown, he finds new purpose lurking the streets and shadows of the Wakandan city that bears his father’s name, BIRNIN T’CHAKA. New direction, new villains, new creative team—get in on the ground floor of Marvel’s next smash hit!


Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is giving me Black Panther Max vibes in the best way. 

Dead by Daylight #1
Titan Comics
Written by Nadia Shammas
Art by Dillon Snook & Emilio Lecce
Cover Art by Ivan Tao

When the rebellious FRANK crashes into the lives of JULIE, JOEY and SUSIE, together they’ll unleash bloody chaos onto the sleepy, dead-end town of Ormond. Witness the terrifying origins of THE LEGION.

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks terrifying.

Haunt You To The End #1
Image Comics / Top Cow
Written by Ryan Cady
Art by Andrea Mutti
Cover Art by Mutti



In a not-so-far future rife with climate disasters and worldwide instability, an eccentric billionaire and his crew-a disgraced journalist, a radical doctor, a TV demonologist, and a squad of hard-bitten military contractors-set out to prove the existence of life after death. But even if their mission is a success, the truth behind the “most haunted place on earth” may not be the comforting revelation the world is hoping for.

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is sure to be gorgeously illustrated, and looks like a very interesting story.

Klik Klik Boom #1
Image Comics
Written by Doug Wagner
Art by Douglas Dabbs & Matt Wilson
Cover Art by Dabbs & Wilson

Meet Sprout, a mute assassin who communicates exclusively through polaroid pictures.

Being raised by her doomsday-prepping grandfather in the rolling hills of Idaho, Sprout has never been around other people, watched TV, or seen clothes outside of Army fatigues. Now she’s headed to the big lights of New York City to avenge her grandfather’s murder, but will the city’s mesmerizing glitz and glam help her succeed-or be the death of her?

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is one of those solicitations that pulls you in and makes you want to see what it is all about.

Queen of Swords #1
Vault Comics
Written by Michael Moreci
Art by Corin Howell & Kike J. Diaz
Cover Art by Howell

Spinning out of the pages of BARBARIC comes an all-new, standalone, rip-roaring fantasy adventure, filled with mayhem, humor, and a bloodthirsty weapon that just won’t stop talking! Serra is a witch with a checkered past; Ka is an assassin with an agenda all her own, and Deadheart is a barbarian who wants to bash everyone in her path. They’ll have to unite their unique skills to track down a powerful foe who’s tied their lives together. Get ready to meet your new favorite instrument of death-the evil Ga’Bar, whose spirit is now trapped in Deadheart’s sword!

Discover the origin of the dark magic that turned Soren into the tattooed witch she is today, in this totally new story, the perfect place to step into the world of BARBARIC for the first time!

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are big fans of the BARBARIC stories from Michael Moreci and adding Corin Howell’s art sounds like a win to us.

Spider-Man: India #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Nikesh Shukla
Art by Abhishek Malsuni & Neeraj Menon
Cover Art by Adam Kubert & Brad Anderson


Just in time for his big role on the silver screen, Spider-Man: India returns for his first miniseries in almost twenty years! Pavitr Prabhakar is back, fresh from “The End of the Spider-Verse” in in his own universe’s Mumbai. But things aren’t exactly simple. There’s a science professor promising results, activating people’s “lizard brain” along with a ruthless businessman who may be more than he seems… Don’t miss the break-out Spider-Character of 2023!

Release Date: June 14, 2023

Ultimate Invasion #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, & Alex Sinclair
Cover Art by Hitch & Sinclair


Superstar creators Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch team up! The Illuminati must form once again to stop the Maker from his plans to destroy—or perhaps rebuild—the universe, with Miles Morales at the center of it all! Bryan Hitch’s work on THE ULTIMATES helped redefine super hero comics for the 2000s—wait until you see what he and Jonathan have in store for this decade! Including new data pages by Jonathan Hickman—plus exclusive behind-the-scenes material on the world-building that has gone into this project!

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: This one looks like a big deal. Don’t miss it.

Void Rivals #1
Image Comics
Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Lorenzo De Felici & Mat Lopes
Cover Art by De Felici

Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici launch an all-new shared universe! War rages around the Sacred Ring, where the last remnants of two worlds have collapsed around a black hole in a never-ending war. However, when pilot Darak and his rival Solila both crash on a desolate planet, these two enemies must find a way to escape together. But are they alone on this strange planet? And what dark forces await that threaten the entire universe?

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: A new universe from Robert Kirkman has my interest piqued.

Xino #1
Oni Press
Written by Chris Condon, Jordan Thomas, Melisa Flores & Phil Hester
Art by Hester, Shaky Kane, Daniel Irizarri, & Nick Cagnetti
Cover Art by Matt Lesniewski

Because the future is getting weirder everyday, we give you XINO #001 – the first of three OVERSIZED, 40-PAGE intra-ocular lozenges of subversive, surrealist science-fiction to cure your awful awareness of it all. Try not to worry-the insertion process will be guided by the megawatt brilliance of Oni’s brightest talents (past, present, and future) as they slowly tune your hopes, dreams, desires, paranoia, alienation, anxiety, and adrenaline to produce the desired results.

In our first exploratory outing: Rising stars Melissa Flores (The Dead Lucky, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) & Daniel Irizarri (Judge Dredd) surgically activate the hidden dimensions of the human senses; cult phenoms Christopher Condon (That Texas Blood) and Nick Cagnetti (Pink Lemonade) debut the world’s first intravenous video game system; Underground radicals Jordan Thomas (Weird Work) and Shaky Kane (Bulletproof Coffin) surveil the suburbs for signs of covert infiltration, and master cartoonist and foundational Oni creator Phil Hester (Gotham City: Year One, The Coffin) returns to the fold to leave his deepest mark yet!

Release Date: June 14, 2023

PCS NOTES: A forty page oversized three-part anthology series with some amazingly talented creators seems like a good time to me.

Week of June 21st  

Black’s Myth #1
Ahoy Comics
Written by Eric Palicki
Art by Wendel Cavalcanti
Cover Art by Liana Kangas

It’s back, the “moody tale that smartly blends familiar supernatural elements with the trappings of classic pulpy crime stories” (Comics Beat). In this new case, werewolf private eye Janie “Strummer” Mercado tries to prevent a young girl from becoming a monster, with the aid of her suave djinn assistant Ben Si’lat. But will Strummer gain an intern instead? And why is an old enemy sending mysterious packages to her house? Featuring a cover by Liana Kangas and an incentive cover by Tim Seeley.

Release Date: June 21, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is the book that I am most looking forward to this month. Do not sleep on this story.

Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Inaki Miranda
Cover Art by Maranda

In the 1500s, before humanity had successfully traveled the entire globe, it was believed that monsters ruled the oceans just beyond the horizon. “Here there be dragons…” was written on maps to denote the areas people dared not go. That is, until Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the seas, visiting foreign lands and collecting treasure. That’s what history tells us, at least, but history does not have the full tale. Monsters did lurk yonder, living on an island that still doesn’t appear on any map, and among them was the king of them all-Godzilla!

Release Date: June 21, 2023

PCS NOTES: Kaiju with Pirates… SIGN ME UP!

The Incredible Hulk #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by Nic Klein & Matt Wilson
Cover Art by Klein


As an enraged Hulk tries to take control of Bruce Banner’s body permanently, a mysterious immortal turns every monster in the Marvel Universe against Banner in an attempt to free their creator, the primordial Mother of Horrors. With the help of an unlikely new friend, Banner and Hulk must try to stop the world from getting plunged into darkness in this terrifying new series!


Release Date: June 21, 2023

PCS NOTES: This story is sure to be incredible.. (see what I did there). A great creative team for an epic new run for Banner and his monster.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Season 2 #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Rodney Barnes
Art by Georges Jeanty
Cover Art by David Nakayama


GROGU AND DIN DJARIN return in CHAPTER 9: THE MARSHAL! The Mandalorian is drawn to the Outer Rim in search of others of his kind. Following rumors of another Mandalorian, he instead comes face-to-face with MARSHAL COBB VANTH wearing a very familiar armor! Mando and Grogu have stepped into a situation bigger than they realize! Following the tradition of season one, Rodney Barnes & Georges Jeanty reunite to bring season two to life once more!

Release Date: June 21, 2023


Sunshine Patriots #1
Fair Square Comics
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art by Chaykin
Cover Art by Chaykin

You think you’ve read everything about Hollywood? Think Again!

And when legendary creator Howard Chaykin is in the director’s chair, expect the unexpected.

Follow the adventures of two former members of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders cavalry, who arrive in Hollywood in 1913 and find themselves caught in the web of a dangerous new world. As the first Sicilian mobsters make their way to the City of Angels, the two heroes find themselves recruited as mercenaries for the movie studios and drawn into the cutthroat world of cinema, with a front-row seat to the building of a new American empire. With its action-packed narrative and exciting new historical setting, Sunshine Patriots is a must-read for fans of the Western genre and anyone interested in the early days of Hollywood and the formation of one of the most important facets of modern American culture.

Release Date: June 21, 2023

PCS NOTES: Howard Chaykin with a period piece in old time Hollywood. Yes, Please!

Tales of Syzpense #1
Image Comics
Written by Chris Ryall, T.P. Louise, & Ashley Wood
Art by Wood & Nelson Daniel
Cover Art by Wood


The split book revival is underway at Syzygy! Every month, TALES OF SYZPENSE presents two titanic 12-page tales of terror and turmoil! Up first, courtesy of Lore co-creators T.P. LOUISE & ASHLEY WOOD, the lead-off mystery of “Les Mort 13” plays out on the surreal and mysterious island of Southport after a run-in with Eris, the goddess of strife…

And then, proof that “power is wasted on the young”! CHRIS RYALL & NELSON DANIEL present “Dreamweaver,” the story of an aging adventurer with a mystical secret who looks to pass on his abilities to the next generation of hero…until they have much greater success than he did, and he decides he wants those abilities back at any cost.

Each issue features two “Les Mort 13” covers by WOOD, a “Dreamweaver” cover by DANIEL, and a Syzpenseful tribute cover to famous split books of the past.

Release Date: June 21, 2023

PCS NOTES: Chris Ryall has been putting out some good books with his imprint and this looks like a novel approach with two cool stories. 

Wild’s End #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Dan Abnett
Art by I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Art by Culbard

Journey to alien-occupied interwar England, courtesy of the award-winning creative team of Dan Abnett (Warhammer 40K, Immortal Red Sonja) & I.N.J. Culbard (Salamandre, Tales From The Umbrella Academy), with Nik Abnett providing additional material!

Out at sea during the invasion, our intimate crew of unlucky voyagers returns to a world they once knew, their once-cozy seaside home now occupied by alien invaders.

Combining a rich cast of anthropomorphized characters in the tradition of Blacksad and aliens unlike any you’ve ever seen in the spirit of War of the Worlds meets Wind in the Willows! Wild’s End is a world unlike any other… one you won’t want to leave.

Release Date: June 21, 2023

PCS NOTES: Great concept. Can’t wait to read it.

Week of June 28th  

Brynmore #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Steve Niles
Art by Damien Worm
Cover Art by Worm

From the creators of The October Faction, Steve Niles and Damien Worm, comes a new horror tale, Brynmore! Recently divorced and sober, Mark Turner has returned to his hometown looking for a second chance. He’ll rebuild the old church into a new home… if the locals let him. But Turner Island has a secret, one tracing back to when it was named after Mark’s ancestors. Who, or what, is Brynmore?

Release Date: June 28, 2023

PCS NOTES: Don’t read this one in the dark.

Creed: The Next Round #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Latoya Morgan & Jai Jamison
Art by Wilton Santos
Cover Art by Mateus Manhanini

Ten years after the events of the blockbuster Creed III, Amara Creed is on her own path, stepping outside her father Adonis Creed’s shadow and training like there’s no tomorrow.

But when her division opponents no longer present a challenge, Amara’s drive will have her following in her father’s footsteps, going underground.

She’ll also need the perfect trainer, but perfection comes with tangled strings attached.

Superstar writers LaToya Morgan (Dark Blood, AMC’s The Walking Dead) and Jai Jamison (Superman & Lois), artist Wilton Santos (Break Out), alongside Creed III director and star Michael B. Jordan bring Creed to comics in a story no fan of the franchise can afford to miss!

Release Date: June 28, 2023

PCS NOTES: It is interesting to see this blockbuster franchise make its way to comics with new material. Definitely worth a look. 

Heat Seaker: A Gun Honey Series #1
Titan Books
Written by Charles Ardai
Art by Ace Continuado, Asifur Rahman & Jose Zapata
Cover Art by Stanley Lau



Marked for death by a U.S. intelligence agency, Gun Honey Joanna Tan turns to Dahlia Racers to help her pull a vanishing act. But the killer hot on her trail, beautiful sociopath Sarah Claride, will leave bodies strewn from New York to Las Vegas to Tijuana, Mexico, if it means cornering Dahlia — and breaking her…

“The finest kind of pulp noir.” – Ed Brubaker

Release Date: June 28, 2023

PCS NOTES: The Hard Case Crime imprint has consistently put out books that fit its name. Looking forward to this one. 

The Lonesome Hunters: The Wolf Child #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Tyler Crook
Art by Crook
Cover Art by Crook

Monster hunters Howard and Lupe are on their way to get rid of the powerful sword, but car trouble leaves them stranded in a small town that is being terrorized by a magical wolf and a mysterious child in a wolf mask. While waiting for car repairs, Lupe befriends the child and she and Howard are drawn into a war between the townspeople and the deadly beasts.

Release Date: June 28, 2023

PCS NOTES: Lonesome Hunters is a severely underrated story by Tyler Crook, and we are excited to see him return to this (now) franchise. 

The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by James Tynion IV & Tate Brombal
Art by Issac Goodheart & K. Michael Russell
Cover Art by Nick Robles

From the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner award-winning writers of Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth, and House of Slaughter; and the artist on Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story comes this LGBTQ+ horror-hero coming-of-age series that’s Invincible meets Doom Patrol.

Meet teenage mad scientist Christopher Chaos. For all his life he knew he was different. His brilliant mind works in ways that defy logic and enable him to do things that push him beyond his peers. Unfortunately, these abilities have also caused great pain in his personal life-leading others to fear him and leaving Christopher with profound loneliness and guilt.

Then one day something cracked. When the cute boy at high school turns out to be a deadly creature, Christopher finds himself pitted in a world of monsters, heroes, and a cult of hunters out to kill them all.

Release Date: June 28, 2023

PCS NOTES: What a fantastic creative team and intriguing concept!! This one is a no-brainer. Get it!

Savage Squad 6 #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Robert Venditti & Brockton McKinney
Art by Dalts Dalton
Cover Art by Dalton

The year is 2037. A brutal world war has left humanity in shambles. The remnants of civilization are tracked down and systematically eliminated by The Scourge. For the people of the central colonies, only one hope remains, an elite team deployed into the deadliest location on the planet: Savage Squad 6!

Release Date: June 28, 2023

PCS NOTES: Strap in. This looks like a hell of a ride.

Scarlett Couture: The Munich File #1
Titan Comics
Written by Des Taylor
Art by Taylor
Cover Art by Dan Panosian


Agent Scarlett Carver and her team embark on a THRILLING GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE as they’re thrown into the high stakes world of technological espionage. It soon transpires that the effects of PROJECT STARDUST reach further than anyone had anticipated – there are new threats emerging, and THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL!

Each issue contains a digital token with special rewards, including the chance to meet creator Des Taylor in the Metaverse. Powered by metagallery LTD.

Release Date: June 28, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is definitely a must read for lovers of high drama and spycraft.