New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/24/2024

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 is the forth week of the month, but get ready because we have a five-Wednesday month to start the year. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Mad Cave Studios, Massive Publishing, IDW Publishing, 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 

Crashdown #1
Massive Publishing
Written by Tom Garcia & Ryan Sargeant
Art by Ben Templesmith
Cover Art by Templesmith

Cover by series artist Ben Templesmith, known for his work with IDW, Image, Oni Press, Dark Horse, and more.

Tom Garcia and Ryan Sargeant, the hosts of the Comic Tom 101 YouTube Channel with over 12 million views, team up with legendary horror artist BEN TEMPLESMITH (30 Days of Night) for this three-issue story of suspense and survival.

Equal parts Lost and Alien, with a Lovecraftian twist, Crashdown delivers a dark vision of our world’s final days.

The Earth is dead. Humanity’s last hope is the distant planet EMPYREAN and the ship full of colonists ready to repopulate our civilization. But what happens when their new home doesn’t want them there and it fights back?

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Massive Publishing is starting to deliver some consistently good content and we are interested in checking this one out.

Deer Editor #1
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Ryan K. Lindsay
Art by Sami Kivela & Lauren Affe
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover Art by Kivëla

A John Doe slaying lures a journalist into a world of political intrigue, a wi-fi-enabled grotto, and a station locker full of secrets. For Bucky, an editor of the crime beat at “The Truth,” it’s all in a day’s work…

…but he also happens to be a deer.

Will he chase down his last story in this antler noir series? Deer Editor is perfect for fans of Blacksaad and Chinatown.

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: We have long been a fan of Sami Kivëla and look forward to this bizarre-ish tale.

Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #1
IDW Publishing
Written by David M. Booher
Art by George Kambadais
Cover Art by Kambadais

Some time has passed since the team’s adventure in Waterdeep. Now Dungeon Master is growing weaker with an unknown ailment, and while thoughts of returning home are never far from their minds, the team must save their mentor and friend. Sailing between planes in their Spelljammer, the party finds themselves on the swashbuckling Sword Coast. With Venger closing in and pirates blocking the way forward, can our heroes cure Dungeon Master before it’s too late? Eisner-nominated writer David M. Booher and George Kambadais are back to kick off a massive plane-hopping quest featuring brand-new locations and some very familiar faces never seen in cartoon form!

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: The first volume of this take on the classic cartoon was excellent, and we look forward to more of the same from this creative team.

Justice Ducks #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Roger Langridge
Art by Carlo Lauro
Cover Art by Mirka Andolfo

Darkwing Duck Is Teaming Up – Whether He Likes It or Not!

Foes of evil! Enemies of injustice! To the mighty heroes of the JUSTICE DUCKS, all bad guys are a total bummer and must be taken down – even if said bad-o’s are from OUTER SPACE!

In this thrilling maiden issue: Flying saucers descend from the skies, to (maybe) wreak (possible) havoc upon the (mostly) innocent citizens of St. Canard! All that’s stopping these aggressive alien agitators is STEGMUTT, GIZMODUCK, NEPTUNIA, MORGANA, and (most important, in his opinion) DARKWING DUCK!

Written by the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning ROGER LANGRIDGE and illustrated by celebrated Darkwing Duck artist CARLO LAURO, this latest chapter in the ongoing saga of St. Canard’s web-footed wonders is surely destined for greatness – just like DD himself!

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Of course we want a Darkwing Duck team-up book. Who wouldn’t?

Power Pack: Into the Storm #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Louise Simonson
Art by June Brigman, Roy Richardson, & Nolan Woodard
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover Art by Brigman, Richardson, & Woodard

Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie Power are super-hero siblings determined to do their part to protect the world despite their young age. The problem is that their parents don’t want them to have powers—and can’t know that they do. But when their friend Franklin Richards has a premonition of a galactic threat hurtling their way, the Power siblings will have to decide what kind of heroes they want to be—and what they’re willing to give up along the way. Original creators Louise Simonson and June Brigman return to explore an exciting new adventure from the early days of the POWER PACK!

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Comic fans young and old should be very excited for this new series by the original creators of this group of super-powered siblings.

Resurrection of Magneto #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Luciano Vecchio & David Curiel
Letters by Ariana Maher
Cover Art by Stefano Caselli & Jesus Aburtov

LIFEDEATH! On Krakoa, resurrection from the dead was as easy as completing a circuit—but Krakoa fell. The time of easy miracles is over, and only the hard roads are left. Now it falls to Storm—as the epic conclusion to the Krakoan age looms—to bring their oldest enemy home to fight against the FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X…but after all he did, and all that was done to him, can Magneto bear to return?

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Bring him home! 

New One-Shots and Specials 

Death Strikes: The Emperor of Atlantic HC
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Dave Maass
Art by Patrick Lay
Letters by Richard Bruning

Original Graphic Novel

Mixing dystopian sci-fi, mythic fantasy, and zombie horror, Death Strikes: The Emperor of Atlantis, is a graphic novel based on a suppressed opera written in 1943 by Peter Kien and Viktor Ullmann, two prisoners at the Terezín concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The authors did not live to see their masterpiece performed.

Set in an alternative universe where Atlantis never sank but instead became a technologically advanced tyranny, the power-mad buffoonish Emperor declares all-out war—everyone against everyone. Death goes on a labor strike, creating a hellscape where everyone fights, but no one dies. Can the spirit of Life stop this terror with the power of love?

Includes designs from the original opera, historical essays, photographs, and more.

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: This graphic novel is all kinds of interesting and we never bet against a Karen Berger book.

Ghost Machine #1
Image Comics / Ghost Machine
Written by Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, & Francis Manapul
Art by Manapul, Ivan Reis Bryan Hitch, Gary Frank, Jason Fabok, & Lamont Magee
Cover Art by Frank & Brad Anderson

One-Shot Special

A GROUNDBREAKING NEW ERA FOR COMICS, CHARACTERS AND CREATORS LAUNCHES NOW! An all-new powerhouse, creative collective collides into comics with GHOST MACHINE’s 64-page special, introducing its all-new shared universe of strange, fun, exciting and action-packed characters: GEIGER! REDCOAT! ROOK! THE ROCKETFELLERS! AND MANY, MANY MORE! What ties Geiger, Redcoat, Widow X, and the other mysterious, historical heroes of The Unnamed together? Why is Rook the key to saving the war-torn world of Exodus? How will everyone’s soon-to-be-favorite family of the future adapt to a new life in the present? THE STORIES ALL START NOW! CREATORS YOU KNOW. CHARACTERS YOU’LL LOVE. WELCOME TO GHOST MACHINE.

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are excited to see what this impressive group of creators has got up their sleeves.

In Utero TP
IDW Publishing
Written by Chris Gooch
Art by Gooch
Cover Art by Gooch

Original Graphic Novel

Akira meets Aliens, and Annihilation meets Evangelion, in this coming-of-age monster tale from award-winning graphic novelist Chris Gooch. Twelve years after a disastrous explosion, young Hailey is dropped off by her mum at a holiday camp in a dilapidated shopping mall. Alienated from the other kids, she connects with an eerie older teen named Jen… but soon dark horrors awaken, and the two new friends are caught up in a cataclysmic battle between two terrifying creatures who have been lying dormant all this time. One of Australia’s most acclaimed young graphic novelists, Chris Gooch expertly crafts a taut and intimate thriller about mothers and daughters, the monstrous and the mundane, and the power of friendship in the midst of catastrophe.

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: This looks like a must read.

Rom: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 1 HC
Marvel Comics
Written by Bill Mantlo
Art by Sal Buscema
Cover Art by Frank Miller

Collected Edition


He strikes from outer space…and nothing can stop him! Marvel Comics is proud to present the iconic early adventures of the greatest of Spaceknights — Rom! Centuries ago, Rom pledged his life to protect his planet, Galador, from the evil Dire Wraiths. Now, Rom has tracked these vile creatures across the cosmos to Earth, where they have infiltrated the highest levels of power — including S.H.I.E.L.D. itself! Armed with his energy analyzer, only Rom can see the Wraiths’ true form — and with his neutralizer, he can blast them into Limbo! But what will Earth make of this armored invader? Will Rom’s quest be aided or hindered by encounters with the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Jack of Hearts, Nova, and Power Man and Iron Fist? And when Galactus targets Galador, can Rom and his fellow Spaceknights save their homeworld from destruction?

Collecting ROM (1979) #1-29 and POWER MAN AND IRON FIST (1978) #73.

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Comic fans of the 80s have been waiting for this collection for decades and with good reason. 

Star Wars: Thrawn – Alliances #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Timothy Zahn & Jody Houser
Art by Pat Olliffe, Andrea Di Vito, & Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover Art by Rod Reis

One-Shot Special

RETURN TO THE SAGA OF THRAWN WITH THE COMIC-BOOK ADAPTATION OF THRAWN: ALLIANCES! Timothy Zahn teams with STAR WARS veteran Jody House to bring THRAWN: ALLIANCES to the pages of comic books! Watch as Andrea Di Vito & Pat Olliffe bring the action to life showcasing the tactical prowess of the galaxy’s most dangerous mind!

Release Date: January 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Timothy Zahn writing Thrawn? Sign us up!

Titans: Beast World Tour – Star City #1
DC Comics
Written by Joshua Williamson, Robert Venditti, Ryan Parrott, & Ted Brandt
Art by Gavin Guidry, Jamal Campbell, Ro Stein, & Roger Cruz
Cover Art by Mikel Janín

One-Shot Special

ALL-NEW BEAST WORLD STORIES STARRING THE ARROW FAMILY! City of stars! Father-and-son archer duo Oliver Queen and Connor Hawke are reunited in the face of evil as they investigate rumors of harrowing experiments taking place at the city aquarium. Across town, Black Canary’s cry becomes lethal as she succumbs to the Beast Boy spores. Can the city’s newest hero, Red Canary, stand up to her idol? Plus, Red Arrow and Stargirl reunite to protect the city from…the Justice Society of America?!

Release Date: January 23, 2024

PCS NOTES: Some excellent creators come together for this next stop on the BW World Tour.