New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/17/2024

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 week. 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 certainly eclectic in the genre of books that made this list, but it is definitely a high quality list. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image Comics.

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 

Avengers: Twilight #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Daniel Acuña
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover Art by Alex Ross & Daniel Acuña

In a gleaming new world of prosperity, Captain America is no more. But Steve Rogers still exists, floating through an America where freedom is an illusion, where THE AVENGERS are strangers and his friends are long dead. But is the Dream? How do you assemble Avengers in a world that doesn’t want them? PLUS: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this issue!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: I gotta say. This looks pretty interesting.

Cable #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Scot Eaton, Cam Smith, Victor Nava, & Javier Tartaglia
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover Art by Whilce Portacio & Alex Sinclair

THE FUTURE MUST NOT COME TO PASS! All the signs are here: The Neocracy is coming—and with it comes not only the end of mutantkind, but all of the humankind as well! As if rescuing Young Nate from the ongoing threat of Orchis weren’t enough, can Cable root out this growing threat and decimate it before the Neocracy has a chance to take hold. But is he already too late to change the future? Don’t miss out on Fabian Nicieza and Scot Eaton’s explosive first issue of CABLE!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: Certain people should write certain characters. This is one of those such combinations.

Cobra Commander #1
Image Comics / Skybound
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrea Milana & Annalisa Leoni
Cover Art by Milana

Mini-Series Premiere. The Rise of Cobra begins here. In a world where the Cobra organization hasn’t formed, one man’s sinister plans to utilize the mysterious alien substance known as Energon sends shockwaves across the globe. Who is Cobra Commander? Where does he come from? And what horrors is he planning to unleash that will rock the world-and maybe the universe-to its core? Red-Hot writer Joshua Williamson (Superman, Duke) and artist Andrea Milana (Impact Winter: Rook) kick off the second of four action-packed miniseries that will introduce the best and worst humanity has to offer in the Energon Universe.

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: The Energon Universe is shaping up to be pretty darn cool.

James Bond 007 #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Rapha Lobosco
Cover Art by Dave Johnson

Codename: STALVODA

Translation (from Russian): STEEL WATER

A relic of the Cold War, the deadly compound Stalvoda has a long-buried connection with MI6. So when it mysteriously reappears in disturbing circumstances, the agency naturally assigns its best operative to get to the bottom of things – 007 himself, James Bond.

But Bond isn’t the only one to have carried the double-0 rank, and with it MI6’s secrets. Former agent Archibald Tyron is another, and he’s also carrying a grudge – one that’s aimed squarely at the heart of His Majesty’s Secret Service!

Legendary comics author GARTH ENNIS (The Boys, Preacher, Battlefields, The Punisher) joins artist RAPHA LOBOSCO (James Bond: Black Box) and cover artist DAVE JOHNSON (100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son, Deadpool) to bring you Part One of “Your Cold, Cold Heart” – marking the 10-year anniversary of James Bond comics being published at Dynamite Entertainment!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: We have high hopes for this series.

John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dead in America #1
DC Comics
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Aaron Campbell & Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
Cover Art by Campbell

At last, as you demanded: The celebrated creative team of Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell have returned to Hellblazer! John Constantine has cheated death once again—but his heart’s not beating, his body is decaying, and he, his friend Nat, and his son Noah are on the run in America, wanted for murder. Naturally, it’s all John’s fault—it always is. But as it turns out, Dream himself needs John’s help. Something terrible has taken root in America, and it’s using the sand from Dream’s pouch to impose its will. If John can put a stop to it, he might be able to parlay that favor into a chance to save all their lives—but he’s going to need help from someone he hasn’t spoken to in years. Someone he wasn’t always…all that kind to. Someone…or some…Thing? Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell’s first run on Hellblazer was the best-reviewed comic of 2020, reintroducing the character to a new generation, and their second act, told in extra-length 28-page issues, is ambitious and unmissable!

Release Date: January 16, 2024

PCS NOTES: A great creative team returning to the scene of previous excellence bodes well for this new series. 

The Weatherman #1
Image Comics
Written by Jody LeHeup
Art by Nathan Fox
Cover Art by Fox

New Story Arc Finally! The conclusion to one of the most compelling science fiction series of all time begins here! Local weatherman Nathan Bright has been forced undercover as the notorious terrorist Ian Black. But who Ian Black? The answers may be the key to saving the world and Nathan as well. But does Nathan deserve saving? Does humanity? Don’t miss the final chapter of the critically-adored classic-in-the-making-The Weatherman Vol. 3!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: Yeah. We are definitely excited about the return of this creator-owned property.

New One-Shots and Specials 

The Colonized: Zombies vs. Aliens #1
Image Comics
Written by Chris Ryall
Art by Drew Moss
Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla

Where there’s aliens, there’s zombies! These otherworldy threats converge in the secluded Carbon Falls Collective. A 2nd-gen off-the-grid’er, Huxley Robertson is dealing with both loss and the elders’ pushback against his plans for a fully sustainable town. Amidst those volatile, circumstances, a vainglorious alien explorer inadvertently re-animates the town’s dead! Add a rogue ATF agent into the mix and let’s just say this is a bad time for the sleepy town to be cut off from the outside world.

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: Drew Moss is a busy guy lately and he will be getting busier in the near future. We are looking forward to what he does here with veteran Chris Ryall. 

Jackpot #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Celest Bronfman
Art by Joey Vasquez, Eric Gapstur, Edgar Delgado, & Erick Arciniega
Letters by Ariana Maher
Cover Art by Pablo Villalobos & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Always bet on red and pick up Mary Jane’s first solo story since her super hero debut as Jackpot! New York City is in chaos as the super-powered criminal gangs are at war, and it’s all hands on deck! It’s a baptism by fire, but, come on, this is Mary Jane. What CAN’T she handle?!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: This looks like a fun book with a fun character.

The Oloris Vol. 1 TP
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Roye Okupe
Art by Sukanmi Akinboye & Toyin Ajetunmobi

Join the heroes from across YouNeek Studios’ YouNeek YouNiverse as they unite for the first time in this epic graphic novel crossover event!

When an unknown anarchist unleashes an army of extraterrestrial androids on the continent of Africa, Malika—legendary warrior queen of the 15th-century West African Empire, Azzaz—must put together a team of “unlike-minded” heroes to respond before it’s too late. Featuring appearances from other YouNeek YouNiverse heroes like E.X.O., Fury, and WindMaker, several YouNeek storylines finally converge.

Dark Horse and YouNeek Studios continue stories in a shared universe of African fantasy and superhero stories—the YouNeek YouNiverse!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are very excited to see this collaboration between a hard working independent studio and Dark Horse Comics. This is an encouraging development for determined creators.