New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of November 15, 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, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment., 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 

Alien #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Declan Shalvey
Art by Andrea Broccardo & Ruth Redmond
Cover Art by Javier Fernandez

EVERYONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM! In deep space spins a world infected by the universe’s greatest killers. Most people—sane people—would construct a barrier thicker than the hulls of ten Nostromos and leave it to rot. But where most people see a death trap, Weyland-Yutani sees the biggest payout in the history of civilization. And if it costs a few human lives to secure? Those come cheap here. Corporate corruption, personal betrayals and extraordinary violence—Declan Shalvey and Andrea Broccardo’s next and greatest Alien story starts here!

Release Date: November 15, 2023

The Deviant #1
Image Comics
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Josh Hixon
Cover Art by Hixon

As snow falls over Milwaukee in 1972, a blood-stained Santa Claus commits unimaginable atrocities against young men. Fifty years later, a troubled young writer interviews this so-called “Deviant Killer,” who still maintains his innocence from behind bars. And as Christmas approaches once again, the past returns, wielding a sharpened ax. Eisner-winning writer JAMES TYNION IV (W0RLDTR33, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH) and acclaimed artist JOSHUA HIXSON (The Plot, Children of the Woods) unite for a pitch-black holiday horror story.

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks like a nice holiday treat for horror fans from a great creative team.

Dungeons & Dragons : Fortune Hunter #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Joe Jaro
Cover Art by Max Dunbar

In the city of Sigil, an amnesiac hero only known as “Finder” tries to uncover who they are and why they’re being chased by planar beings intent on capturing them-or worse. But as their tumultuous journey unfolds, they discover that their fate is tied to grand forces that dictate reality itself throughout the planes! A shocking surprise lurks around every corner in Fortune Finder, a miniseries inspired by the new Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse.

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: We think this has a pretty cool concept.

Geiger: Ground Zero #1
Image Comics / Ghost Machine
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Brad Anderson
Cover Art by Frank & Anderson


The saga of THE UNNAMED continues! GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK return to the apocalyptic world of GEIGER for a special explosive two-issue origin epic. What happened to Tariq Geiger in the days after the nuclear bombs first dropped? How did mankind survive the UNKNOWN WAR? Who is the mysterious Russian scientist Dr. Molotov and why is he hunting Geiger? And how does this tie all the way back to the American Revolution? Get ready to put on your hazmat suit and find out!

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is the first release under the Ghost Machine imprint banner that was announced at NYCC. It is set in a familiar world and we are looking forward to see where Johns and Frank take this story.

Lotus Land #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Darcy Van Poelgeest
Art by Caio Filipe & Patricio Delpeche
Cover Art by Alex Eckman-Lawn

In a Vancouver of the future painted with ultramodern decay, a groundbreaking advancement in technology promises an end to entropy itself.

But when an attack on this mysterious “Keeper Program” threatens the lives of everyone tied to it, retired Police Detective Bennie Strikman is called to investigate one last case.

Eisner-winning and Harvey-nominated writer and director Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird) is joined by rising star artist Caio Filipe (Stranger Things: Tales From Hawkins) for this timely and thought-provoking look into the human condition, set in a dystopia that’s as grounded as it is metaphysical.

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: This one looks pretty interesting.

The Ministry of Compliance #1
IDW Publishing
Written by John Ridley
Art by Stefano Raffaele & Brad Anderson
Cover Art by Raffaele

Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer John Ridley (The Other History of the DC Universe, I Am Batman) delivers a bold, new vision of science fiction with THE MINISTRY OF COMPLIANCE. Thirty-seven years ago, Earth was secretly invaded by an alien force known as the Devolution, and they have been shaping the direction humanity has been going in ever since to prepare us to be assimilated into their empire.

The Devolution has thirteen ministries, each responsible for manipulating a different aspect of human life. The Ministry of Compliance, the most feared of all the ministries, led by the fierce Avigail Senna, makes sure all the ministries stay in line and remain focused on the Devolution’s mission. As it appears the Ministry’s mission is on the verge of being completed and Earth will be assimilated, things begin to go terribly wrong, and a conspiracy among the ministries breaks out that Avigail must deal with head-on.

The beginning of comics’ next sci-fi epic in this oversized debut issue from John Ridley and acclaimed artist Stefano Raffaele (The Joker, GCPD: The Blue Wall)!

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: This will definitely go on our pull list

Outsiders #1
DC Comics
Written by Jackson Lanzing & Colin Kelly
Art by Robert Carey & Valentina Taddeo
Cover Art by Roger Cruz & Adriano Lucas

EXPLORE THE FORGOTTEN CORNERS OF DC’S MULTIVERSE WITH BATWOMAN AND LUKE FOX! A universe of secrets is about to come to light. Batman protects Gotham City from evil. Batman Inc. protects the rest of the known world. But what of the unknown world? What of the ancient evils in hidden tombs and forgotten tragedies from a magic-and-mad-science fueled super-heroic century? Using his fortune, Luke Fox launches a new organization dedicated to shining light into the world’s darkest corners. His first recruit: Kate Kane, the Batwoman—who will re-embrace her military background to protect Luke’s dream and encounter every bit of strangeness the DCU has to offer. And just wait until you meet the Third Man…or learn what universe-shattering secret they’ve discovered buried under Antarctica. Outsiders is the return of comic book archaeology, digging into all the forgotten corners of DC’s history to preserve, record, and better understand the true nature of the DC Multiverse…and the forgotten stories that make up its fabric.

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: Fans of Planetary will surely want to check this out.

Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time: The Great Hunt #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Rik Hoskin
Art by Marcio Abreu
Cover Art by Mel Rubi

In this exciting new comics adaptations of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, the momentous events related in the prologue of the novel The Great Hunt are brought to vivid life! Dive back into Jordan’s captivating fantasy world and discover the fascinating events that set the stage for the adventures of Rand and his compatriots as they hunt down the Horn of Valere!

In chapter 1, “In the Shadows,” the Dark One gathers his sinister followers, the Darkfriends, and charges them to find the new Dragon that has been born into the world – at any cost. For unless he can separate the Dragon from the light, all of the Dark One’s meticulously crafted plans are threatened!

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: I am excited to see this property explored in the comic medium.

Speed Force #1
DC Comics
Written by Jarett Williams
Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo & Andrew Dalhouse
Cover Art by Di Nicuolo & Adriano Lucas


Wallace West and Avery Ho: the young speedsters have been Teen Titans, Justice Leaguers, and above all, members of the Flash Family. As they become aware of mysterious changes happening to the Speed Force, they race to Keystone City, where they encounter old friends, new threats, and a chance to forge their own paths. Spinning out of the pages of The Flash, the team of Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O., Rick & Morty) and Daniele Di Nicuolo (NIGHTWING, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), bring the next generation of Speedsters into the Dawn of DC!

Release Date: November 14, 2023

Superior Spider-Man #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Mark Bagley, John Dell, & Edgar Delgado
Cover Art by Bagley & Delgado

A SUPERIOR RECKONING! SPIDER-MAN faces a NEW VILLAIN from his SUPERIOR past. As she fries New York with all the power of a living star, DOC OCK makes a life-changing discovery! Mark Bagley and Dan Slott continue their Spider-Man run with this 10th-ANNIVERSARY celebration of everything that made Spider-Man Superior.

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: A fantastic creative team reunited to explore this spider-character.

New One-Shots and Specials 

Deadpool: Seven Slaughters #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Gail Simone, Cullen Bunn, Marc Guggenheim, Cody Ziglar, Justina Ireland, & Rob Liefeld
Art by Greg Land, Whilce Portacio, Phillip Sevy, David Baldeo’n, & Liefeld
Cover Art by Greg Capullo & Dave McCaig


SEVEN KILLS IN SEVEN DAYS! Welcome to a week in the life of Wade Wilson, the best mercenary Marvel’s ever had (just ask him)! From facing off with rival killers to top secret assassinations, DEADPOOL has a lot of work to do in this blood-soaked oversized issue full of fan-favorite creators past and future!

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: What a great array of former Deadpool creators coming back to join in on this special edition.