New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 2/14/24

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.

February is in full swing and we are getting more new and interesting books this week. It feels like the publishers are finally coming out of the end-of-year / beginning-of year hiatus for new titles. So let’s hit the comic shops and get some books. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Titan Books, Fantagraphics Books, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Ahoy Comics, and Image Comics. Oh Yeah, and Penthouse too?!

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 

Blue Book: 1947 #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Michael Avon Oeming
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Cover Art by Oeming

This ambitious, non-fiction comic book experience depicts true stories of UFO abductions with an eye to capturing the strange essence of those encounters. In 1947, Kenneth Arnold flew his Call-Air A-2 over the skies of the Pacific Northwest when all of a sudden he saw a blinding flash of silver light. What followed was a bizarre and difficult to explain encounter with several flying objects that would change the course of his life forever. Tiny Onion Studios and Dark Horse Comics present a line of upcoming creator-owned work from the mind of James Tynion IV across a broad spectrum of his interests. Also includes a True Weird backup story by Zac Thompson, Gavin Fullerton, and Aditya Bidikar!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: This creative team absolutely picked the perfect genre for their combined talents. We are excited about this book.

The Cabinet #1
Image Comics
Written by Jordan Hart & David Ebeltoft
Art by Chiara Raimondi
Cover Art by Raimondi

Mini-Series Premiere.

In this vibrant, tongue-in-cheek adventure series, atypical teen Avani and midwestern jock Trent teleport across a post-Cold War landscape to collect bizarre relics. Why? Well, because they need to summon the arcane powers of a resplendent 17th-century cabinet to fix a teeny-tiny mistake the last time Avani used it… unleashing an ancient evil from its prison and accidentally slaughtering her parents. Courtesy of Eisner-nominated writer Jordan Hart (Ripple Effects) and co-writer David Ebeltoft, and introducing the technicolor wizardry of artist Chiana Raimondi! Each issue features a variant interconnected cover by artist Marguerite Sauvage!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: This looks fun. We will definitely check it out.

The Displaced #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Ed Brisson
Art by Luca Casalanguida & Dee Cunniffe
Cover Art by Casalanguida & Cunniffe

The city of Oshawa, Ontario has vanished without a trace. Even worse, nobody remembers it or the 170,000 missing residents that disappeared along with it.

As the survivors also fall into the forgotten, they must seek each other out, if they hope to have any chance of surviving in a world where no one believes they exist…

Highly acclaimed writer Ed Brisson (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Predator), rising star artist Luca Casalanguida (Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body, James Bond), and red hot colorist Dee Cunniffe (Barnstormers, Crossover) pose the question… how can you feel connected to reality or each other if by all veritable means, you don’t exist?

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: This has a intriguing premise and we love the work of everyone involved with this book. Add it to Pull List.

Dutch #1
Image Comics
Written by Joe Casey
Art by Simon Gane & Francesco Segala
Cover Art by Gane & Segala

Mini-Series Premiere.

The legendary ’90s super-soldier returns for an all-new adventure! An enemy from the past has forced Dutch back into the belly of the beast-but will his former teammates welcome him back? Or will a cybernetic kill team get to him first? It’s balls-to-the-wall action from the team of Casey and Gane! Plus: an exclusive variant cover by legendary Dutch creator Chap Yaep!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: If you are into 90s Image Comics nostalgia, this is the book for you!

If You Find This, I’m Already Dead #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Dan McDaid & Bill Crabtree
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover Art by McDaid

From the New York Times bestselling creator of Mind MGMT and cowriter of BRZRKR with Keanu Reeves comes a multi-dimensional cosmic odyssey presented in a pulp magazine-sized. comic book format!

Robin is a big city reporter, embedded with US Marines heading to the hostile pocket universe called Terminus. Ten minutes in, the entire marine squad is wiped out and she has to survive (and report) on her own. Terminus is full of cosmic wonders–and sci-fi “gods” that are in the middle of a political power struggle. The language is alien, and the politics are deadly. Can she survive long enough to figure out what’s going on and get home to tell the story?

If You Find This, I’m Already Dead is the latest release from FluxHouse Books, a new boutique imprint that will feature the writing (and sometimes) art of acclaimed comics creator Matt Kindt, with crime, science fiction, horror, and humor stories, all told and presented in startling and untraditional ways.

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: Matt Kindt really knows how to spin a yarn. We are excited to check out this book. 

The Infernals #1
Image Comics
Written by Ryan Parrott & Noah Gardner
Art by John Pearson
Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover Art by Pearson

Series Premiere

Abraham “Abe” Morgenstern, the son of Satan, has one month to live. Before he dies, he must decide which of his three wayward children-volatile narcissist Nero, conflicted field operative Jackal, or troubled schoolgirl Bee-will inherit his shadowy empire. But will Abe ever be able to truly cede control of the Apocalypse? Or does the Antichrist have something else up his sleeve… Writers Ryan Parrott (Rogue Sun, Power Rangers) and WGA Award nominee Noah Gardner are joined by Eisner Award-winning artist John Pearson (The Department of Truth, Blue In Green) for an epic tale about family, power, legacy, and the end of the world!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: Succession in Hell? Sign us up!

Night Thrasher #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Jason Holtham
Art by Nelson Daniel
Cover Art by Alan Quah

It’s time to thrash the night! The death of a loved one draws Dwayne Taylor back to New York City, though his days as NIGHT THRASHER are long over. But Dwayne finds the past difficult to outrun when SILHOUETTE, his ex-teammate from the NEW WARRIORS, seeks his help against a new criminal called THE O.G. And the mystery of the O.G.’s true identity and what’s to come will change Night Thrasher’s legacy forever! Don’t miss this bold new direction for a cult classic character who is leaving the ’90s behind him!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: I am enjoying the concept of playing with 90s characters in new scenarios.

Penthouse Comics #1
Penthouse, Inc.
Written by Jean-David Morvan, Stephen Desberg, Jean Dufaux, & Steve D.
Art by Guillem March, Rey Macutay, Alain Queireix& Jef
Cover Art by Mattep Scalera & Elia Bonetti

Releasing 30 years after the original line debuted, Penthouse is proud to present the ongoing return of Penthouse Comics!

Featuring a wealth of talent from all across the industry telling stories in the action, thriller, and horror genres, issue #1 debuts four new ongoing tales.

  • Gun Crazy debuts the wild ride of Dolly Sanchez and Lanoya O’Brien, two girls fighting for survival in this violent story in the crossroads of Tarantino, VHS stuff, and the 80’s.
  • Guillem March draws Jean Dufaux’s The Dream, a tale about Megan, a Hollywood casting director who attempts to bring out the potential actor hidden deep inside a stripper in the San Francisco suburbs.
  • I Spit On Your Grave is an adaptation of Vernon Sullivan’s famous novel about Lee Anderson, whose only goal is to avenge the death of his brother. Along the way he’ll fall into a life of debauchery and sex.
  • Miss October follows a young and high-flying female who desperately must find the killer whose murdering women, one-by-one and dubbing them by each month of the year, before she’s next!

As always, Penthouse Comics features a bonus photoshoot and editorial!

The Main Cover features the grand collaboration of Elia Bonetti painting over Matteo Scalera’s pencils!!!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: Wow! We did not expect that this day would come, but we are interested in checking out. 

Red Hood: The Hill #1
DC Comics
Written by Shawn Martinbrough
Art by Sanford Greene
Cover Art by Greene

CAN JASON TODD—AND HIS NEW ALLIES—KEEP HIS HOME SAFE? Welcome to the Hill—formerly one of Gotham’s most dangerous suburbs—a place that required its residents to band together to keep themselves safe when the police, and sometimes even Batman, wouldn’t. Now, as the Hill finds itself gentrifying, old habits die hard as the vigilante known only as Strike works with her team to keep the town safe—but she’s not alone. Jason Todd, one of the Hill’s newest residents, is more than happy to don the visage of Red Hood to help Strike keep his new home safe. But a new villain is emerging from the shadows. Will Red Hood, Strike and the Hill’s small militia of vigilantes be able to keep their home safe? Check out Red Hood’s return to find out!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: WHAT A TEAM! This definitely has our interest.

Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Lorenzo Tammetta & Frank William
Letters by Ariana Maher
Cover Art by Russell Dauterman

Old Rivalries and New Mysteries! The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have been heroes, friends, family heads and occasionally villains, but, above all, they are twins who look out for each other. So when Wanda receives a letter from the recently deceased Magneto that would upset Pietro, she burns the letter before her brother can read it. But her choice drives them apart at the worst possible time: a new threat heralded by the Wizard—with a horrifying eldritch upgrade—is coming for their heads, and if they can’t find a way to repair their damaged bond, it will cost them their lives. Join the fan-favorite SCARLET WITCH creative team as they celebrate sixty years of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver with this new chapter in the twins’ storied legacy!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: Steve Orlando has done a fantastic job with Scarlet Witch, and we expect it to continue through this mini-series.

Sinister Sons #1
DC Comics
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by David Lafuente & Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Art by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, & Brad Anderson

MEET DC’S DEVIOUS NEW DUO! FROM SUPER SONS WRITER PETER J. TOMASI AND FAN-FAVORITE ARTIST DAVID LAFUENTE! They’re bad to the bone, ready to brawl, and the sons of two of the deadliest villains in the galaxy: they’re the Sinister Sons and the DC Universe will never be the same! When the son of General Zod was cast off of his adopted homeworld of New Kandor, Lor-Zod runs afoul of a kid on a mission: Sinson is out to prove he’s got what it takes to live up to the family name of Sinestro! But all is not as it seems, and the sons’ journeys will take them into the heart of darkness in this sensational first issue! Superstar scribe Peter J. Tomasi returns to the world of DC youth once again—joined by fan-favorite artist David Lafuente—to craft one of the most dynamic debuts of a duo in DCU history!

Release Date: February 14, 2024


Sweetie Candy Vigilante #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Suzanne Cafiero
Art by Thiago Vale
Cover Art by Jeff Zornow

Sweetie and her Candy Vigilante squad are back to kick off issue #1, Vol 2 of the SWEET new series with an epic “Sugartown Showdown” not to be missed! Together with her shape shifting, licorice-loving lycanthrope, Candy Wolf, and newly ‘minted’ ninjette warrior, Pixie Stix, Sweetie faces off with ‘salty’ arch nemesis Bart Volgare and his gang of thugs in the icy, snowy streets of New York City with a violently delicious fury.

So, you have chosen salt? So be it… Blood is spilled, lives are changed, (many ended), as an army of fabled super-naturals and sugar-fueled allies hop into action to scramble bad eggs. Candy Wolf shows the crime syndicate soldiers first-hand (pun intended), what big teeth he has, while Pixie gives her newly gifted nunchucks a maiden battlefield test-spin reducing criminal weaponry to molten scrap metal! Sweetie’s signature Jawbreaker gun resurfaces, armed with delicious new ammo (can’t you just smell the gingerbread?), but not before she unleashes some brand new sweetly-sinister confections that wash away the naughty and leave a wicked smile on your face-literally! Isn’t that NICE?

What does Bart have to say for himself about the disappearance of Sweetie’s parents? Will a certain super-charged monster truck fueled by ice cream make the scene? When the candy-coated carnage ends, will the bodies be bagged before the NYC sanitation dept barrels down the block to do their rounds? Pick up the new issue and find out gum-drop!

Includes a FREE MP3 Download debuting a new, never before released “Hatchy Milatchy” track by Osaka Popstar recorded specifically for this issue!

Accept a little sugar in your life… get Sweetie Candy Vigilante #1 because it’s season 2 and Sweetie is the only sugar shot-caller in town!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are excited for Volume 2 of this character’s stories.

New One-Shots and Specials 

Black’s Myth: The Key to His Heart #1
Ahoy Comics
Written by Eric Palicki
Art by Wendell Cavalcanti
Cover Art by Liana Kangas

A stylish noir tale featuring Janie “Strummer” Mercado, L.A.’s ONLY werewolf private investigator! Strummer tries to prevent a young girl from becoming a monster with the aid of her suave djinn assistant Ben Si’lat. But will Strummer gain an intern instead? And why is an old enemy sending mysterious packages to her house? Collects issues 1-5 of Black’s Myth: The Key to His Heart.

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: Go Get This BOOK! This is the NEW NUMBER ONE OF THE WEEK! This has flown under the radar for too long now. Get the Trade. Read it. Tell a friend about it. Those are your instructions. No get to it.

Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station #1
Image Comics
Written by Joe Hill
Art by Michael Walsh
Cover Art by Walsh

Master of Horror Joe Hill (Locke & Key, NOS4A2) joins Creepshow! Gather round, kiddies, for a special presentation! In this feature-length issue, Creepshow alum Joe Hill is joined by Jason Ciaramella (C Is for Cthulhu) and Michael Walsh (The Silver Coin) to tell the terrifying tale of a businessman whose commute is about to get a lot hairier when his train makes an unexpected stop at “Wolverton Station”! This one-shot adapts the acclaimed short story by Joe Hill in an expanded format with new twists and turns… including a special appearance by The Creep!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: Yeah, This is gonna be good. You just know it.

Mary Tyler Moorehawk HC
IDW Publishing / Top Cow
Written by Dave Baker
Art by Baker
Cover Art by Baker

Jonny Quest meets Infinite Jest! This mind-bending book-half graphic novel, half postmodern mystery, and 25% footnotes-is a thrilling tribute to the ways we build meaning out of disposable pop culture.

WHO IS MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK? How did she save the world from a dimension-hopping megalomaniac? Why was her TV show canceled after only nine episodes? These are just a few of the questions that young journalist Dave Baker begins to ask himself as he unravels the many mysteries surrounding the obscure comic book Mary Tyler MooreHawk. However, his curiosity grows into an obsession when he discovers that the reclusive creator of his favorite globe-trotting girl detective…is also named Dave Baker.

WHAT IS MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK? A compilation of long-lost gee-whiz adventure comics in which the world’s strangest family fights to avert Armageddon…and a bundle of magazine articles from a dystopian future where physical property is banned and entertainment is broadcast on dishwashers. It’s a document-based detective story that weaves back and forth between worlds, touching on everything from corporate personhood to mutant shark-men to the meaning of fandom and reality itself. It’s a show you don’t remember…and a book you won’t forget.

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: This solicitation has me intrigued. 

Quentin by Tarantino OGN
Titan Comics
Written by Améziane
Art by Améziane
Cover Art by Améziane

In a first-person account, Amazing Améziane leads us through the life story of this iconic auteur, from his humble beginnings as a video shop clerk, to his rise through iconic indie blockbusters, all the way to global superstar. Discover the influences, opinions, and history of one of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, unmistakable in his style and talent.

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: Améziane is a fabulous artist who knows his way around biographical graphic novels. Looks good.

Search and Destroy Vol. 1
Fantagraphics Books
Written by Osamu Tezuka & Atsushi Kaneko
Art by Kaneko
Cover Art by Kaneko

From the cinematic mind of Atsushi Kaneko (Bambi and Her Pink Gun) comes a contemporary reimagining of the timeless, Eisner Award–winning Dororo, by “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka (Buddha, Astro Boy).

This is a tale of rage. Rage against hypocrisy, injustice, exploitation, and the wrongs done to a child who grew into a righteous killer….Complete in three volumes, Search and Destroy transplants the vengeful action of Dororo from feudal Japan into a dystopian future where mercenary robots known as “creatures” serve the human elite and victimize the city’s scrabbling, desperate masses. The violent death of one of these creatures connects an orphaned thief named Doro with a mysterious girl in a stinking animal hide that conceals deadly cybernetic implants. Who is this mysterious girl? How is she killing, one by one, the city’s most twisted and powerful creatures?

Originally serialized from 2019–2021 in the Japanese manga monthly TezuComi, Search and Destroy is a brilliantly-crafted thriller about an outsider looking for meaning and vengeance in the unjust world that took everything away from her. Kaneko populates a stunning, high-contrast setting that echoes postwar Cuba as much as Tokyo with an unforgettable cast of scrappy heroes and skin-crawling monsters on a nonstop ride full of action and suspense. This authorized retelling updates the rebellious ’60s spirit of the original Dororo to the equally tumultuous 2020s, mixing Tezuka’s signature dark yet playful storytelling sense with Kaneko’s own wide range of influences which include Western cartoonists like Daniel Clowes and Charles Burns as well as filmmakers like David Lynch. The result is not only one of the best sci-fi manga of recent years but also one of the most visually rich and distinctive works of graphic storytelling in any genre or language.

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: I’m excited to see this book.