New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/25/2023

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 is a big week for new debut issues and they all look very interesting.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Mad Cave Studios, Image Comics, IDW Entertainment, DSTLRY Media, Ahoy 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 

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #1
DC Comics
Written by Tim Sheridan
Art by Cian Tormey & Matt Herms
Cover Art by David Talaski


Alan Scott’s early days as the Green Lantern are seen in a new light! The Green Lantern is the most powerful member of the JSA, beloved by all of America, but his personal life is a well-kept secret. This is a story about love, about fear, and most of all about courage to stand up to that fear. Alan Scott’s past is the key to his future when the Red Lantern appears, ready to strike down the mighty Green Lantern!

Release Date: October 24, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are enjoying these series highlighting the JSA hereos.

Amazons Attack #1
DC Comics
Written by Josie Campbell
Art by Vasco Georgiev & Alex Guimarães
Cover Art by Clayton Henry & Marcelo Maiolo

After the shocking events in Wonder Woman, the Amazons are now fighting for a world that no longer wants them! Led by their fearless Queen Nubia, a ragtag group of Amazons featuring Wonder Girl and Faruka II frantically searches for answers as their existence and way of life are threatened. Will the tribes survive their new reputation? Find out in this roller coaster of a debut issue! Brought to you by rising stars Josie Campbell (THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM!) and Vasco Georgiev (BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS), this series promises to be an action-packed adventure featuring the greatest warrior women in the DCU!

Release Date: October 24, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is an interesting concept in that something that happens in a Wonder Woman comic has reverberations out into the rest of the DCU and we want to know how it affects the rest of the Amazon community.

Captain Marvel #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Alyssa Wong
Art by Jan Bazaldua & Bryan Valenza
Cover Art by Steven Segovia & Romulo Fajardo Jr.


The Captain gets a permanent glow-up designed by superstar artist Jen Bartel! And that’s not all that’s changed. Brand-new look—brand-new creative team—and a brand-new status quo. Carol Danvers is one of the powerhouses of the Marvel Universe, a woman capable of harnessing the energy of the sun. So if you’re coming for Earth? She’s the first one you take off the board. Someone’s figured just how to do just that. Introducing a new supporting cast and villains both beloved and dangerously fresh, Alyssa Wong and Jan Bazaldua’s exhilarating series kicks off here!

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: A new book for Carol Danvers. Looks like fun. 

Dark Spaces: Dungeon #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Hayden Sherman & Patricio Delpeche
Cover Art by Sherman

When a family moves from the busy city to the relaxing woods of New Hampshire, they’re hoping to find a quiet rural life. Instead, the family discovers a terrifying secret: a twisted and terrifying dungeon on their property with a threatening message: “TELL NO ONE.”

Now, the father will do anything to protect his family. Upon realizing anyone could be behind the depraved dungeon, fear and paranoia begin to take hold as he tries to discover the truth. Who can he trust? And just how far will he go to protect his family from the horrors of the dungeon?

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: This terrifying premise has me intrigued and confident in the creative team to nail it.

Drive Like Hell #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Rich Douek
Art by Alex Cormack
Cover Art by Cormack

Bobby Ray had it made. One last big job, then it was splitsville, set for life with his girl by his side! Then everything went wrong, and poor Dahlia took a bullet to the brain as they made their escape. Thing is, dear Dahlia didn’t stay dead. Now Bobby’s found himself plunged into a battle of otherworldly proportions, and if he wants to get out of dodge with his skin intact, he’s gonna have to Drive Like Hell!

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: Douek and Cormack is a winning combination. I’m in.

Edenwood #1
Image Comics
Written by Tony S. Daniel
Art by Daniel & Natalie Marques
Cover Art by Daniel


An eons-long series of multiverse wars between demons and witches has found Earth as its latest and final battleground. The battle pits NECRONEMA, the ever-expanding demonic land that supplanted the Midwest twenty years ago, against EDENWOOD, the witchcraft-controlled land that acts as a barrier against the war zone and the rest of the U.S. RION, a young DEMON HUNTER, is thrust into the role of hero and leader after defeating a magical demon called a GATHER, a transient demon with the power to cross any barrier or dimension.

Summoned by the WITCH WAR COUNCIL, Rion must assemble an elite team of DEMON HUNTERS tasked with annihilating a list of targets within the demon-controlled lands. The men and women he selects happen to be the most famous and revered demon hunters of all time, dating back to the 1700s.

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: The mix of supernatural and warring factions has me intrigued for this new comic from master creator Tony Daniel.

Giant Robot Hellboy #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Mike Mignola
Art by Duncan Fegredo & Dave Stewart
Cover Art by Fegredo

Hellboy is kidnapped and hooked up to a massive mecha-Hellboy for a mission on a mysterious, faraway island, but the island might just put up a fight of its own. Inspired by Mignola’s viral-hit pencil drawings from Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook, Giant Robot Hellboy gets his own story in this 3-part miniseries from Mignola and longtime Hellboy artist Duncan Fegredo!

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES:  Hell yeah! I am here for this!!

Gone #1
Written by Jock
Art by Jock
Cover Art by Jock

NEW SERIES DEBUT from DSTRLY by JOCK – writing and drawing a creator-owned project for the FIRST TIME!

On an impoverished and distant planet, where menial workers scratch out a living resupplying starships, the best place to be is GONE…and that’s exactly where 13-year-old ABI wants to be.

Along with her street-tough friends, Abi stows away on a colossal luxury space-liner for a chance at a better life. Unbeknownst to her, some of her “friends” are not who they seem. Abi suddenly finds herself branded a saboteur as she desperately struggles to evade the ship’s deadly crew and to stay alive!

Beautifully written and drawn by JOCK – Eisner Award winning artist of SNOW ANGELS & BATMAN: ONE DARK KNIGHT – GONE is in an action-packed sci-fi adventure where a young heroine confronts betrayal, discovers her true allies, and fights against all odds discovering that nothing is farther away than…home.


Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: The first series from the fledgling publisher DSTLRY has us excited.

Marvel Zombies: Black, White & Blood #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Garth Ennis, Alex Segura, & Ashley Allen
Art by Rachael Stott, Javi Fernandez, & Justin Mason
Cover Art by Gabriel Dell’Otto

AN ALL-NEW ERA OF MARVEL ZOMBIES! The undead plague starts here…and you know it won’t stop until everyone’s in its clutches! This first of four action-packed, utterly original, gloriously gory anthology issues features Daredevil, Spider-Man, Moon Knight and many, many more Marvel heroes and villains beset by ever-growing zombie hordes! In a brutal, bloodstained world, can hope survive? Or will creeping, gnawing, shambling horror win out at last…?

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: More Marvel Zombies by a terrific set of creators the week before Halloween? Sounds good to me.

Slow Burn #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Ollie Masters
Art by Pierluigi Minotti & Alessandro Santoro
Cover Art by Matt Taylor

Fleeing a botched robbery in New York City, a junkie, her dying partner, and a dementia-ridden old man pull into a coal mining ghost town in central Pennsylvania.

Obscured by the caustic mists spewed forth by the coal-seam fire from the 1960s-still burning-Trier is the perfect place to lay low, score a fix, and take a hostage… or is it?

Acclaimed crime writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Pierluigi Minotti (Lost Falls) transport readers into a bleak, violent world, perfect for fans of Gideon Falls and Stray Bullets.

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: We have high hopes for this new series.

Universal Monsters: Dracula #1
Image Comics / Skybound
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Martin Simmonds
Cover Art by Simmonds



THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH creators JAMES TYNION IV and MARTIN SIMMONDS reteam for an extra-length miniseries about the monster who started it all! When Dr. John Seward admits a strange new patient into his asylum, the madman tells stories of a demon who has taken residence next door. But as Dr. Seward attempts to apply logic to the impossible…his surrogate daughter Lucy begins to fall under the spell of the twisted Count Dracula!

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: One of the best creative teams in comics today is taking on one of the most iconic monsters in western stories. This is a must pull.

The Wrong Earth: We Could Be Heroes #1
Ahoy Comics
Written by Tom Peyer
Art by Jamal Igle & Juan Castro
Cover Art by Igle & Castro

AHOY’s first hit series returns with a two-issue anniversary celebration from creators Tom Peyer and Jamal Igle! With Dragonflyman, Dragonfly, and the rest of the masked crime-fighters trapped elsewhere in the multiverse, Earth-Alpha’s police, government, and banks are taken over by dastardly villains! New heroes emerge-but can they prevail? Also featuring a new chapter of the AHOY 5th anniversary prose serial by Mark Russell!

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: The book that put Ahoy Comics on the map returns with the original creators for a short series. It looks great.

New One-Shots and Specials 

The Flying Ship Vol. 1 GN
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Jem Milton
Art by Milton
Cover Art by Milton


Queer adventure, humor, and heartfelt friendships star in this fantastical comics tale that truly feels like it’s for everyone. After being stranded in a forgotten military outpost, grumpy Dobrinia sets out on a quest to marry a princess. But in the vast Tzardom of Glas, where magic has been outlawed, troubled histories can catch up with even a flying ship. The Flying Ship by Jem Milton makes its first foray into print comics! Their fan-favorite story, originally released digitally, is part of the new collaboration between Dark Horse and Tapas.

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are fans of getting web comics collected into print editions and look forward to diving into this one.

Paladin of Axes #1
Image Comics
Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by David O’Sullivan
Cover Art by O’Sullivan


GERRY DUGGAN & DAVID O’SULLIVAN of ANALOG fame reteam on the perfect comic book to celebrate Halloween.

It’s the first appearance of HECTOR SMALLEY, a guitar tech known as THE PALADIN OF AXES. He’s working for the world’s biggest rock band, and when he and the whole band are killed in a plane crash, it’s unexpectedly just the beginning of his bad times.

It’s a sad tale of working yourself to death-literally. Equal parts Evil Dead and Time Bandits, this horror comedy will put a smile on your face on one page and punch it off on the page turn. Throw your horns in the air for THE PALADIN OF AXES!

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: The creators of Analog returning with a new story sounds like a win to us.

The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber TP
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Art by Juni Ba
Cover Art by Ba


Felix is a shy little beast growing up in a world where monster wrestling is the biggest spectacle there is. Lonely and constantly bullied by the bigger monsters his age, Felix struggles to prove himself and find his place in the world. Their fate is changed forever when a dare lands them on the doorstep of one of the scariest monsters in the whole world—Macabber Tails, one of the most famous monstering champions in history.

Felix wants to be big, brave, strong, and tough, just like Macabber, and so he decides to do whatever it takes to not be a scared little monster anymore. Their unlikely journey together sees Macabber confronting his past with journey’s to visit old friends, mentors, and rivals such as the colossal flame-wielding Kilnver—a monster able to spit out an army of knights spontaneously. They even return to his hometown for a final brutal confrontation with Amaret, the monster that made Macabber the champion he is now.

Together they face some battles for their life, but not always in ways that are physical and by the end, Felix and Macabber may learn a thing or two about being tough.

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are very excited to see this. The writing debut of one of the best letterers in the business drawn by the masterful Juni Ba is bound to be a hit.

Whisper of the Woods TP
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Ennun Ana Iurov
Art by Iurov
Cover Art by Iurov


What happens when a foreigner doesn’t listen to the local’s warnings and dives head-first into a haunted forest?

In search of his missing friend, Adam travels to the heart of Romania’s most supernatural forest, Hoia Baciu. Disregarding the local’s warnings of iele hunting the men in the vicinity, and the witch’s premonition of his impending death, he remains steadfast in his decision to find his friend. Though with every passing night, it becomes impossible to ignore the happenings around him…

Release Date: October 25, 2023

PCS NOTES: Oh look. A new interesting OGN from Mad Cave Studios. This is becoming a recurring theme that we are excited about.