New Number Ones: New Comics Releasing the Week of September 27, 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.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, TwoMorrows Publishing, Abrams ComicArt, Vault 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 

The Flash #1
DC Comics
Written by Si Spurrier
Art by Mike Deodato Jr. & Trish Mulvihill
Cover Art by Deodato Jr. & Mulvihill


Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with creative new approaches to his powers he encounters new realms, mysterious allies, and mind-shattering terrors. A new era for the Scarlet Speedster begins now from the team of Si Spurrier and Mike Deodato Jr.

Release Date: September 26, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are looking forward to this new direction and take on The Flash!

Power Girl #1
DC Comics
Written by Leah Williams
Art by Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, & Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Cover Art by Gary Frank & Brad Anderson


Pretty, punchy, and powerful! After the events of Knight Terrors, a long-dormant Kryptonian threat has returned to take down Superman and his family. Who could possibly stop it? Well, according to the Man of Steel, it’s Power Girl! Witness a road trip race against time as Paige reconnects with her roots to save the world from her deadly past. Power Girl Special writer Leah Williams returns with artist Eduardo Pansica for an ongoing series of epic proportions!

Release Date: September 26, 2023

PCS NOTES: Leah Williams has proven that they are the person to write Power Girl and we are hear for it. It has been too long since PG has had a staring role.

Sainted Love #1
Vault Comics
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Giopota
Cover Art by Giopota

New York City. 1907. Malcolm Irina is the greatest inventor the world’s never heard of, and his lover, John Wolf, is the toughest bare-knuckle boxer in the city. Irina’s crowning invention, the Chronocorridor, is nearly complete. He dreams of whisking himself and Wolf away to a time when they can live and love freely. But when crazed Detective Felt raids Irina’s lab, the couple dive into the freshly powered up portal to escape capture.

Steve Orlando (Eisner+GLAAD Nominated writer) and Giopota hurl you across time with Irina and Wolf, as they encounter famous queer people throughout history and fight back against all who would see their names and love erased!

Release Date: September 27, 2023

PCS NOTES: I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. It is sure to be a raucous romp of an adventure.

Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Stan Sakai
Art by Sakai & HiFi Colour
Cover Art by Sakai

Usagi and Yukichi are still in the snowy mountaintops of Northern Japan, following Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo story arc, “The Green Dragon.” They are led to the hut of a strange hermit who allows them to spend the night at her home to shelter from the snow storm. Meanwhile, the maniacal Jei and his familiar, Keiko, are on Usagi’s trail when they stumble upon a bandit lair and subdue a band of cutthroats and thieves.

Release Date: September 27, 2023

PCS NOTES: More Usagi is never a bad thing.

New One-Shots and Specials 

The Night Eaters Vol. 2 HC
Abrams ComicArts
Written by Marjorie Liu
Art by Sana Takeda
Cover Art by Takeda

Original Graphic Novel

It’s been four months since the night of gore, chaos, and the failed demonic summoning that revealed the Ting twins’ unusual family background. Since then, Milly and Billy have tried to explore their new powers, but their parents, Ipo and Keon, haven’t been much help. Despite the lack of explanations, one thing is abundantly clear: The Ting family is part of a much larger supernatural world and something in that world is very, very wrong. As Ipo and Keon are reluctantly drawn back into the treacherous high society of supernatural elites, their children find that dealings with the spirit world comes at a steep price-when the dead have unfinished business with the living, only blood can balance the scales. To save humanity and themselves, the Tings will have to embrace their inner demons.

Release Date: September 27, 2023

PCS NOTES: The follow-up to one of the hit graphic novels of last year immediately goes on the pull list.

Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1
Boom! Studios
Written by R.L. Stine
Art by Adam Gorham
Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla

One-Shot Special

Comic creator Alex Oxaca has been out of the spotlight for decades, and he’ll wish he’d remained in obscurity soon enough…

RED MURDER was the smash hit title of the early 2000s, and will come back from the past in more ways than one during the 20th anniversary celebration of the title!

A real ax murderer, eerily parallel to the hatchet-wielding killer in the comic, starts chopping down equally real victims.

Prolific author of legendary terror R.L. Stine is joined by artist Adam Gorham for a nightmarish self-contained chapter of the bestselling Stuff of Nightmares that readers new and old would kill for!

Release Date: September 27, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks really interesting.

The Super Hero’s Journey HC
Abrams ComicArts
Written by Patrick McDonnell
Art by McDonnell
Cover Art by McDonell

Original Graphic Novel

The Super Hero’s Journey is unlike anything you have ever read. Imbued with the creativity, artwork, and heart of Patrick McDonnell, the beloved creator of the comic strip Mutts, this all-new graphic novel features classic Marvel super heroes including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, and is the synthesis of McDonnell’s positive, inspirational sensibility and Marvel’s blockbuster brand. Using the Marvel Universe as avatars, McDonnell muses on how comics changed his life and inspired him to become a cartoonist, instilling a moral sensibility that he carries through his work and his life.

We begin with the Watcher—a being who exists outside the planes of space and time, who sees every moment that has happened, will happen, or is happening throughout the cosmos—as he observes Earth and the inner burdens of the Marvel super heroes. As the Watcher observes the villainous plans of Dr. Doom, who is harnessing the power of the Negative Zone and slowly spreading its negativity across our planet and destroying the human spirit, Mr. Fantastic is led on a meta journey that takes him through the pages of classic comic books and across scenes familiar and unexpected, including the Commercial Zone, which is filled with advertisements for “stuff” and wonders of the imagination only to deliver disappointment and false promises. Ultimately, our heroes discover a zen solution in an unexpected fashion—one that aligns this book with the inspiring messages of McDonnell’s other beloved and award-winning books—leaving readers with a renewed sense of love, hope, and redemption.

Release Date: September 27, 2023

PCS NOTES: This book has already garnered quite a bit of critical acclaim and we are looking forward to diving in to it.

Working with Ditko TP
TwoMorrows Publishing
Written by Jack C. Harris
Art by Drew Friedman & Steve Ditko
Cover Art by Ditko

Illustrated Memoir

Working With Ditko takes a unique and nostalgic journey through comics’ Bronze Age, as editor and writer Jack C. Harris recalls his numerous collaborations with legendary comics master Steve Ditko! It features never-before-seen preliminary sketches and pencil art from Harris’ tenure working with Ditko on The Creeper, Shade the Changing Man, the Odd Man, the Demon, Wonder Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes, The Fly, and even Ditko’s unused redesign for Batman! Plus, it documents their work on numerous independent properties, and offers glimpses of original characters from Ditko’s drawing board that have never been viewed by even his most avid fans! This illustrated volume is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the creative comic book process by one of the industry’s most revered creators, as seen through the eyes of one of his most frequent collaborators!

Release Date: September 27, 2023

PCS NOTES: PCS’s own Mike Gold contributed the introduction to this book and we had Jack C. Harris on the Pop Culture SquadCast Live last month to talk about the book. Check out the interview here.