New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/20/24

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.

While there is not a huge amount of new series this week, there are some very interesting ones on this list. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Humanoids, Inc., and Boom! Studios.

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 

Dawnrunner #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Ram V
Art by Evan Cagle & Dave Stewart
Letters by Aditiya Bidikar
Cover Art by Cagle

A century ago a portal opened over Central America and the Tetza that came through changed our world. Now the world bends all its effort to making the Iron Kings-great mechs that must battle the Tetza for humanity’s continued survival in gladiatorial combat. Anita Marr is the greatest of the pilots and is chosen to pilot a new prototype that could change the tide in humanity’s favor. An all-ages sci-fi epic from rising stars Ram V and Evan Cagle.

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: This solicitation, cover, and title have me excited.

Dune: House Corrino #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert
Art by Simone Ragozzone & Dan Jackson
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art by Raymond Swanland

House Corrino, once the deadliest House in the known universe as the Imperial family, set up the final pieces leading into the events of Dune and the fall of House Atreides.

While conflicts escalate between the Fremen and House Harkonnen on Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit keep a close eye on Jessica’s pregnancy, and House Atreides takes part in the plan to seal Ix’s fate…

Release Date: March 20, 2024

Man’s Best #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Pornsak Pichetshote
Art by Jesse Lonergan
Cover Art by Lonergan

Homeward Bound on an alien world, MAN’S BEST follows three emotional support pets living on the Starship Horizon–a spacecraft searching for a new home to house a humanity compromised by bad decisions and corporate greed.

But after the ship crashes and the crew is captured, these loyal pets are their owner’s only hope. Outfitted in outrageous tech, these three best friends must traverse a hostile world to rescue their owners–leaving them the only hope for a humanity that might not be worth saving. In a harrowing adventure, the pets are faced with challenges that threaten to destroy their most valuable treasure: their friendship.

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: This is the NEW NUMBER ONE OF THE WEEK. I am going to read this book as soon as I am done posting this article. I suggest you do the same.

Star Wars: Jango Fett #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Ethan Sacks
Art by Luke Ross & Nolan Woodard
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover Art by Leinil Francis Yu & Nolan Woodard

JANGO FETT EMBARKS ON A BRAND-NEW MISSION! AS SEEN IN STAR WARS: REVELATIONS! ETHAN SACKS (STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS) & LUKE ROSS (STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS, STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS) team up to continue the legacy of one of the greatest bounty hunters: JANGO FETT! A bounty to find! A mystery to solve! A treaty at risk! All this with AURRA SING in the mix!!!

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: Star Wars fans get excited about this book!!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Untold Destiny of the Foot Clan #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Mateus Santolouco
Cover Art by Santolouco

Oroku Karai has spent her life in the shadow of lesser men: first her father, then her grandfather, Oruku Saki, the so-called “Shredder.” But no more. Now the Foot Clan is hers to command, and she has grand designs on seeing her clan reach its full potential. Karai has learned that Saki shared mystical secrets with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — secrets meant only for those loyal to The Foot. As she and those loyal to her set out to master the ancient way of the ninja, she’ll discover that she’s not the only one who lays claim to the Foot Clan’s destiny…

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: The exploration and expansion of this topic looks very interesting.

X-Men Forever #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Luca Maresca
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover Art by Mark Brooks

HAUNTED HOUSE OF X! How can you kill a digital god? What do you do when the Phoenix is bleeding out into nothing? There’s been questions that have haunted you since the end of IMMORTAL X-MEN. Finally, some answers. There’s also been some questions that have haunted you since the START of IMMORTAL X-MEN. Finally, some answers too. Tying directly into the pages of the epic FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X and RISE OF THE POWERS OF X comes this story of revelation from Kieron Gillen (IMMORTAL X-MEN) and Luca Maresca (CHILDREN OF THE VAULT)!

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: This book looks like it will bring some important closure to the Krakoan Era.

New One-Shots and Specials 

DC’s Ape-ril Special #1
DC Comics
Written by John Layman
Art by Karl Mostert
Cover Art by Dan Mora

One-Shot Special

GET READY TO GO BANANAS IN THIS APE-IC ADVENTURE! CAUTION: An ape-surd amount of bad ape puns are incoming. Please be ape-vised. Gorilla Grodd’s recent incarcer-ape-tion in the pages of The Flash has left a void that Monsieur Mallah is more than happy to fill. Ape-sembling a group of the DCU’s most sinister simians, Mallah forms the Legion of D(oo-oo-ah-ah)m, with an eye toward world domin-ape-tion. But the world won’t be conquered that easily! Enter the all-ape JUNGLE L(ee-ee)gue. Can this team of hero-eek anthropoids be the salv-ape-tion we need, or will Mallah’s team of maniacal monkeys bring forth the ape-pocalypse? Get ready to go bananas as we honor DC’s storied history with mankind’s closest relatives in this ape-ic adventure! It’s gonna be orangu-tastic, so heat up a capuchin-o, prepare a batch of chocolate chimp cookies, and get ready to r(ee-ee)d the one comic b(oo-oo)k this year that’s guaranteed to make you go…APE!

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: MONKEYS, APES, and GORILLAS! Oh Boy! I couldn’t be more excited for this ridiculously looking book by John Layman and Karl Mostert.

Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors: Fresh Meat #1
Archie Comics
Written by Ryan Cady, Jonathan Morris, & Amy Chase
Art by Chris Panda, Liana Kangas, & Federico Sabbatini
Cover Art by Adam Gorham

One-Shot Special

Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe has been around for what feels like forever… but how? In this thrilling horror anthology, we learn just how Pop’s infamous malt shop came to harbor such evils, and the cursed deals he makes to ensure his doors always stay open. From the full creative team that brought you last year’s successful Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe of Horrors, we learn the nefarious origin of the beloved hometown haunt, with stories filled with shady business deals, carnivorous plants, and the horrors of small business ownership.

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: We always enjoy the darker side of Riverdale and this book has a great cast of creators who are contributing to these stories.

Star-Crossed HC
Humanoids, Inc.
Written by Jerry Frissen
Art by Roberto Zaghi
Cover Art by Zaghi

Original Graphic Novel

First contact has been made with an alien species! A linguist studying communication alongside his alien counterpart finds himself distracted as it becomes clear that they’re attracted to one another. Can the couple’s love ever become a reality?

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: This is an interesting interstellar romance concept.

Web of Spider-Man #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Zeb Wells, Alex Segura, Greg Weisman, & Steve Foxe
Art by Ed McGuinness, Salvador Larroca, Marcio Menyz, & Frank D’Armata
Cover Art by Greg Capullo & FCO Plascencia

One-Shot Special

2024 is primed to be one of the biggest years in Spider-History and you’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg! In the pages of this one-shot, we’re going to lay out some of the biggest upcoming Spider-Stories and characters in the Spider-Verse through the beginning of 2025, and you aren’t going to want to miss this!

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: Spidey fans strap in and take a look at what is coming in the near future to a web near you!