New Number Ones: New Comics Releasing the Week of September 20, 2023

Welcome to the New Number Ones!

Each week we bring you the list of new series and special editions coming this week. We are highlighting what you need to put in your cart at the comic shop or digital marketplace.

We have 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.

This week is full of strong debuts for new series, and make sure to check the One-Shots and Special Editions for some really cool archival comic material this week.

We have books on the list from: Marvel Comics,  DC Comics, Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Titan Books, Humanoids, Inc., AWA Studios, Image Comics, and Boom! Studios.

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.

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions

New Series This Week 

Captain America #1
Marvel Comics
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Jesus Saiz & Matt Hollingsworth
Cover Art by Saiz

WHAT FUTURE AWAITS THE MAN OUT OF TIME? Decades ago, Steve Rogers changed the world forever. Now powerful and insidious forces are assembling to ensure he never does it again. Past, present and future collide as the man out of time reckons with an existential threat determined to set the world on a darker path at any cost… Esteemed creators J. Michael Straczynski and Jesús Saiz embark on an exhilarating new journey for CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: Looks like a good jumping on point for Cap fans.

Green Lantern: War Journal #1
DC Comics
Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by Montos & Adriano Lucas
Cover Art by Taj Tenfold


John Stewart’s time as a Green Lantern has come to an end…or so he thinks. A family tragedy calls him back home, and as John begins to reclaim the career he once left behind, he tries to embrace a peaceful post-superhero life. But when a terrifying and contagious force with a mysterious connection to Oa appears on Earth, the last Green Lantern of another Universe comes seeking the only warrior to face this threat and win: the immortal “Guardian and Builder,” John Stewart himself! Can this brilliant but brash young Lantern help John discover the qualities that made him one of the greatest Lanterns of the entire Multiverse? Featuring the first appearance of an iconic and terrifying new villain!

Release Date: September 19, 2023

PCS NOTES: I always enjoy Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s take on John Stewart.

Junior Baker, the Righteous Faker #1
Image Comics
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Ryan Quackenbush
Cover Art by Quackenbush


THE SURPRISE SEQUEL TO 2011’s BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER! Meet Daniel “Dizzy” Baker, a gonzo journalist chasing superhuman stories in a world that’s left superheroes behind. Stumbling onto the ultimate story, Baker embarks on a personal vision quest where his past and his future violently collide. Created and written by JOE CASEY, with art by dynamic newcomer RYAN QUACKENBUSH. A dark journey into a surreal family legacy, each issue contains a mind-bending 30 pages of story!

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: The predecessor to this series was crazy, I can’t wait to see what this one has in store for us.

Rare Flavours #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Ram V
Art by Filipe Andrade
Cover Art by Andrande

Discover the tantalizing tale of Rubin Baksh, a demonic Rakshasa with a down-to-earth dream of becoming the next Anthony Bourdain.

To achieve his vision, Rubin enlists Mo, a filmmaker who has seen better days, to document the world-renowned cuisine of India and the people behind such glorious food.

But little does Mo know that there’s more to Rubin than meets the eye, and the mortals play a darker role in the show than they were prepared for…

Entice your palate with the follow up offering from the Eisner, Harvey, and Ringo Award-nominated team of Ram V and Filipe Andrade in this series painstakingly prepared for fans of Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts and Eat The Rich!

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: I enjoy established creative teams taking on a new concept.

Rumpus Room #1
AWA Studios
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Ramon Rosanas & Ive Svorcina
Cover Art by Tony Harris

Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Russell returns to AWA with his latest dark satire, with art by Ramon Rosanas.

Meet Bob Schrunk, technocrat billionaire, collector of bad art, and victim of a hideous skin condition that can only be treated with a highly illicit and definitely not FDA-approved face cream that must be…harvested. From human beings.

Bob isn’t unfair, though. He’s happy to let his guests select who will be next to be sent from the Rumpus Room to their doom. There’s just one thing Bob doesn’t know: One of his current guests is an undercover cop-and she’s carrying a concealed gun.

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: This one has to go on my pull-list.

Star Wars: Dark Droids – D-Squad #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by Salvador Espin & Israel Silva
Cover Art by Aaron Kuder & Frank Martin

THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE CLONE WARS RETURN! A terrible scourge is corrupting the galaxy’s droids! To fight this menace, ARTOO-DETOO has to assemble a team of droid heroes: THE D-SQUAD! Filled with guest stars from across the galaxy, including a special appearance (and showdown!) by CHOPPER from STAR WARS REBELS. PLUS: THE BOOK OF AJAX provides the missing pieces linking REVELATIONS, DARK DROIDS and HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA—read to see how IT’S ALL CONNECTED.

Release Date: September 20, 2023


Uncanny Spider-Man #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Lee Garbett & Matt Milla
Cover Art by Tony S. Daniel & Sonia Oback

THE NIGHTCRAWLING WALL-CRAWLER! On the darkest of days, he is the spark in the shadows! After the devastating events of the Hellfire Gala, Kurt Wagner is on the run—and having the time of his life?! Swashbuckling about NYC in disguise, the Uncanny Wallcrawler sets aside his mutant angst and dedicates himself to the hero’s life: saving civilians, hanging with fellow wallcrawlers, battling baddies, and hunting down the best pizza on the planet. But he can’t ignore the mutant plight forever… Si Spurrier and Lee Garbett launch a joyful, sexy series that will shake Nightcrawler to his foundations—and have a hell of a good time doing it!

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is a very interesting concept, and I am here for it.

Wonder Woman #1
DC Comics
Written by Tom King
Art by Daniel Sampere & Tomeu Morey
Cover Art by Sampere & Morey



After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil. To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extradition Entity (A.X.E.), to remove those who don’t comply, by any means necessary. Now, in her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect! Writer Tom King and superstar artist in the making Daniel Sampere join forces for this action-packed relaunch and the beginning of what will undoubtedly become a groundbreaking run on the character.

Release Date: September 19, 2023

PCS NOTES: DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. It is the beginning of the next chapter in Wonder Woman’s story and this creative team is hit the floor running!!

New One-Shots and Specials 

Chilling Adventures Presents… Madam Satan: Hell on Earth #1
Archie Comics
Written by Eliot Rahal
Art by Riccardo Federici & Ellie Wright
Cover Art by Vincenzo Federici

After Madam Satan waged war on Baxter High, Hell descended upon earth, and even she isn’t safe. Madam Satan seeks refuge from the forces of Lucifer in a random suburban home… and who she meets there is surprising. But is this powerful person a friend or foe? And can the two of them work together to summon Eldritch Terrors and stop Satan’s rampage?

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: Eliot Rahal always provides a fun experience with this horror Archie character.

The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales Vol. 1 TP
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Alex Toth, Jerry De Fuccio, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, John Severin, Al Feldstein, & Harvey Kurtzman
Art by Craig, Severin, Davis, Feldstein, & Kurtzman
Cover Art by Harvey Kurtzman

Writer-artist-editor Harvey Kurtzman teamed with legendary artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, Will Elder, and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told.

Now, Dark Horse is proud to present this first incredible volume, reprinting the first six complete issues of Two-Fisted Tales, originally published in 1950 and 1951.

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: Fans of comics of any genre or age will love to peruse this book filled with fistful of greats.

Hans Vogel Is Dead Vol. 1 TP
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Sierra Barnes
Art by Barnes
Cover Art by Barnes

There are some acts that can never truly be forgiven.

It’s the height of WWII, and the Nazi forces are driving through Europe. Decorated German fighter pilot Hans Vogel follows orders and doesn’t ask questions. It’s worked out well for him…so far. But when his plane is shot down in the middle of an air raid over London, he is dead before he hits the ground. And that’s only the beginning of his problems.

Sierra Barnes weaves a rich anti-fascist fairytale about the importance of recognizing past wrongs, even (especially) when it’s easier not to.

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: I am intrigued and looking forward to checking this out.

The Incal: Kill Wolfhead HC
Humanoids, Inc.
Written by Brandon Thomas
Art by Pete Woods
Cover Art by Woods

Kill Wolfhead is many things – Freedom fighter, the Galaxy’s Greatest Lover (undefeated award winner!), wildly successful entrepreneur, and even an intergalactic hero. But living boldly makes enemies, and they’ve come calling. Left comatose after a vicious attack, the living legend’s only hope lies in the children he’s fathered and abandoned…but is a man like Wolfhead worth saving?

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: Great concept, great creative team? Say no more. I’m in.

Jack Kirby’s Starr Warriors: The Adventures of Adam Starr and the Solar Legion #1
Image Comics
Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby & Tom Scioli
Cover Art by Scioli

It’s JACK KIRBY like you’ve never seen him before! JACK KIRBY’s first cosmic hero, the pirate hunter Adam Starr, is back in this deluxe remix of KIRBY’s first Space Epic series. See Adam Starr and his Solar Legion of Star Warriors in a battle to the death with killer space pirates Black Michael, Arthak, and their evil armadas. It’s a rip-roaring space adventure with giant man-eating space worms, gargantuan alien killer fish, and planetary nuclear annihilation.

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: I am interested in this archival book. 

Love Kills HC
Titan Books
Written by Danilo Beyruth
Art by Beyruth
Cover Art by Beyruth

A lone female vampire, Helena, stumbles into an alliance with Marcus, an unwitting human, when she’s attacked by a rival coven on the streets of Sao Paulo. But when what seems at first to be a simple fight over hunting territory quickly turns into a lethal game of cat and mouse, Helena is forced to confront a shocking past betrayal and battle for her very existence.

Release Date: September 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: Yeah, I’m gonna need to read this one, for sure.