New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 2/21/24

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.

It is a relatively light week for new series, but there are some very interesting books on the list and a couple of long awaited collections in the One-Shots and Specials section. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, DSTLRY Media, Oni Press, Archie Comics, 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 

Alien: Black, White & Blood #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Ryan Cady, & Stephanie Phillips
Art by Dev Pramanik, Marcelo Ferriera, & Michael Dowling
Cover Art by Ryan Stegman, J.P. Mayer, & Edgar Delgado

THE ALIEN UNIVERSE AS ONLY MARVEL COULD IMAGINE IT! Black, white, red—and GREEN! Marvel Comics and 20th Century Studios present a kill-fest of an anthology in chest-rending artistic detail! Superstars Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing (CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and brilliant artist Michael Dowling (BLACK CAT, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) kick off a generations-spanning story that will continue through all four issues! Fan-favorite writer Ryan Cady explores the limits of compassion in “Maternal Instincts.” And rising stars Stephanie Phillips and Marcelo Ferreira bring you “The Hunt,” a tale of guts, glory and the most exhilarating of games…

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: Three new groups of creators taking swings at the Xenomorphs? Sound like a fun read.

Blasfamous #1
Written by Mirka Andolfo
Art by Andolfo & Gianluca Papi
Letters by Fabio Amelia
Cover Art by Andolfo

From international superstar MIRKA ANDOLFO (SWEET PAPRIKA, MERCY, UNNATURAL, Harley Quinn, Punchline…) comes a new horror comedy that only Andolfo can deliver—asking the question: how many fans is your soul worth? In a world where pop stars have ascended to divinity, and the masses bow in veneration to a new generation of viral superstars, angels and demons thrive on this exaltation, and revel in this spotlight that grants them unimaginable power. Clelia, the reigning queen of pop, finds her throne shaken by a newcomer radiating with enigmatic charm. As her fans waver and the public eye threatens to wander, Clelia and her demonic agent, Father Lev, are thrust into a battle for dominance on this exhilarating stage of music and mysticism. How far will they go to defend her reign and unravel the mystery of this sensational new threat? Mixing the sacred and profane, Harvey Award-winning Mirka Andolfo effortlessly merges the mythological urban fantasy of American Gods with the sardonic wit of The Good Place in a brand new dark series featuring stunning visual and narrative intensity set in the glittering world of pop music.

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: This is the NEW NUMBER ONE OF THE WEEK. DSTLRY keeps the hits coming. We can’t wait for this one.

Cemetery Kids Don’t Die #1
Oni Press
Written by Zac Thompson
Art by Daniel Irizarri & Brittany Peer
Letters by AndWorld Design
Cover Art by Irizarri

Experience the exhilarating, terrifying adventure from critically acclaimed writer Zac Thompson (Hunt for Skinwalker, The Dregs) and blockbuster artist Daniel Irizarri (XINO, Judge Dredd)!

The 21st century sucks hard, but it’s made somewhat tolerable by the latest and greatest media innovations. Enter the Dreamwave: the first gaming console played entirely while you sleep. The obsession of millions around the globe, it’s also the one point of solace for four friends known as the “Cemetery Kids,” who spend their nights roaming the endless maps of the most brutal horror game ever created as they seek to dethrone the “King of Sleep”-the Dreamwave’s biggest, baddest, and most mysterious boss.

Which was fun . . . until one of them doesn’t wake up and finds their consciousness locked inside a horror game that is anything but imaginary. Now, the three remaining Cemetery Kids must navigate a forbidden landscape to rescue their friend-and pray that the secret lurking at its center doesn’t follow them home.

At the farthest edge of human perception-where science fiction and horror collide-experience 2024’s most exhilarating, terrifying adventure, downloading from critically acclaimed writer Zac Thompson and blockbuster artist Daniel Irizarri!

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: This is an intriguing solicitation. We are in!!

Edge of Spider-Verse #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Alex Segura, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, & Nilah Magruder
Art by Salvador Larroca, Eric Gapstur, Travel Forman, Brian Reber, & Frank D’Armata
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover Art by Chad Hardin & Edgar Delgado

The now perennial Spider-Hit is back as we start the build to the biggest Spider-Versal story we’ve EVER DONE! We all know who Weapon X is, but WHO IS WEAPON VIII?! In their universe, when Weapon X escapes from his facility, they call on their greatest previous success to get him back. SPIDER-BYTE RETURNS! You may not have realized that the digital avatar Spider-Character who made her big screen debut in Across the Spider-Verse came from the comics first! She’s back in comics now and you don’t want to miss her!

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: Weapon VIII? Tell me more.

Elvira Meets H.P. Lovecraft #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by David Avallone
Art by Kewber Baal
Cover Art by Dave Acosta

It had to happen someday! Elvira accepts the Collect Call of Cthulhu and finds herself on a comical quest for the last copy of the Necronomicon with the ghost of H.P. Lovecraft. Will she be able to tolerate Lovecraft long enough to save the world from the Great Old Ones? Find out in this tale of cosmic comedy and tentacled terror, from writer David Avallone (Elvira in Monsterland, Bettie Page: Unbound) and artist Kewber Baal (Elvira in Monsterland, Vampirella).

Featuring returning cover artists Dave Acosta, interior artist Kewber Baal, along with the return of David Hack and a stunning Elvira photo cover!

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: I couldn’t imagine a better pair of creators to tackle this concept. Definitely looking forward to this one.

Predator: The Last Hunt #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Ed Brisson
Art by Francesco Manna, Erick Arciniega
Cover Art by Cory Smith

THE HUNT CONTINUES! HUNT. KILL. REPEAT. For years, Theta has hunted and killed Predators in her search for the one that killed her parents. Now she’s on a mission to free the human captives from the Predators’ game preserve. But when a Super Predator is on the loose, even a seasoned hunter like Theta can become prey… Ed Brisson returns, joined by superstar artist Francesco Manna in an epic new arc that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: Ed Brisson has done a fantastic job with this franchise so far. We are excited for more.

The Six Fingers #1
Image Comics
Written by Dan Watters
Art by Sumit Kumar & Lee Loughridge
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
Cover Art by Tom Muller

Neo Novena archaeology student, Johannes Vale, has always been so very in control of his life. But when he commits a brutal murder, using the M.O. of an historic and notorious serial killer, everything begins to spiral out of control… primarily as Johannes doesn’t remember doing it.

What follows is a deadly cat-and-mouse game as Johannes seeks refuge in the rain-soaked streets of Neo Novena. He will stop at nothing to unravel the secrets and ciphers of what he did and why he did it; but each revelation only leads further into the dark heart of his future-metropolis and Johannes’ own heartbroken soul.

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: Dan Watters is a gifted story teller. We are looking forward to seeing what he puts together with Sumit Kumar for this tale.

New One-Shots and Specials 

The Jaguar #1
Archie Comics
Written by Keryl Brown Ahmed
Art by Tango & Ellie Wright
Letters by Jack Morelli
Cover Art by Maria Laura Sanapo

Something is killing the Pampas cats of Northern Peru. A group of zoologists has come together to investigate these mysterious slayings. They know the culprit is a bird of prey, but the method of killing is unlike any of the birds local to the region. It’s going to take someone with apex predator abilities to find out who’s causing these murders…someone like Ivette Velez, aka The Jaguar! But will the predator become the prey?

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: You must know we are big fans of the Archie super-heroes. This cover is fantastic and we can’t wait to see what is inside it.

The Kingdom: The 25th Anniversary Deluxe Editon HC
DC Comics
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Various
Cover Art by Ariel Olivetti & John Kalisz

Twenty years after the events of Kingdom Come, a survivor of the Kansas disaster is granted the power of the gods to become Gog. Launched back through time, he has only one mission: kill Superman!

The Kingdom: The 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition collects NEW YEAR’S EVIL: GOG #1, THE KINGDOM #1-2, THE KINGDOM: SON OF THE BAT #1, THE KINGDOM: NIGHTSTAR #1, THE KINGDOM: OFFSPRING #1, THE KINGDOM: KID FLASH #1, and THE KINGDOM: PLANET KRYPTON #1. Featuring a brand-new introduction by Mark Waid, the original series outline, and much more!

Release Date: February 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS!?!?!? I remember really enjoying these post Kingdom Come titles. 

Time² Omnibus HC
Image Comics
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art by Chaykin & Steve Oliff
Letters by Ken Bruzenak
Cover Art by Chaykin

Graphically experimental, narratively daring and visually explosive, Howard Chaykin’s Time² was a work ahead of its time. Now, to commemorate the project’s 35th anniversary with the arrival of its long-awaited conclusion…it still is.

In addition to remastered versions of the long-out-of-print first two volumes, The Epiphany and The Satisfaction of Black Mariah, the Time² Omnibus completes the trilogy with the new 48-page volume Hallowed Ground0, plus many never-before-seen extras from the project.

Release Date: February 21, 2024

PCS NOTES: If you have ever admired Howard Chaykin’s work and are not familiar with this masterpiece, now is your chance. If you know and love this work, here it is all nice and neat in one volume. Go get it.