New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 4/24/24

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.

This week’s list has some very interesting new series and graphic novels. Some of them we have been talking about for a while and are excited for them to be released to the public.

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.

We have books on this week’s list from:  Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, DSTLRY Media, Mad Cave Studios, Fantagraphics Books, Fair Square Comics, Archie Comics, Vault 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


Dick Tracy #1
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Michael Moreci & Alex Segura
Art by Geraldo Borges & Mark Englert
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover Art by Borges & Englert

A new era for the iconic detective starts here, from bestselling and acclaimed authors Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, as an all-new, noir-infused chapter in the Dick Tracy legacy kicks off with superstar artist Geraldo Borges. In the aftermath of World War II, the country stands frozen–waiting for the next shoe to drop. In The City, a brutal murder draws the attention of rising star detective Dick Tracy, who soon discovers the bloodshed is just the beginning of a complicated web that threatens to ensnare everything he cares about. Blending the classic elements of the Dick Tracy world (including his iconic villains, supporting cast, and unforgettable watch radio) with a hardboiled and realistic take, DICK TRACY #1 kicks off a fresh and modern take on the iconic detective that remains true to his rich history.

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: This book is our NEW NUMBER ONE OF THE WEEK! We have been looking forward to its release for a while and hope every fan of the property and crime comics love this as much as we do. Check out our review here.


Drawing Blood #1
Image Comics
Written by David Avallone & Kevin Eastman
Art by Ben Bishop, Kevin Eastman, Troy Little, & Brittany Peer
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Cover Art by Eastman

The legendary** KEVIN EASTMAN**, co-creator of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series and former publisher of the popular **_Heavy Metal _**magazine, returns to comic with a look into the roller coaster life of a successful comics creator. _When you create a global franchise before you turn twenty…what happens next? _ Readers will follow the jaw-dropping journey of Shane Bookman—a cartoonist whose real life has become more absurd and action-packed than any comic book story he could dream up!

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are very excited for this series to finally have a wide release. We spoke to writer David Avallone on the SquadCast earlier this month. Check it out here.


Mythologies & Apocrypha #1
Fantagraphics Books
Written by Tim Lane
Art by Lane
Cover Art by Lane

Acclaimed cartoonist Tim Lane debuts a new, ongoing series exploring the good, the bad, and the ugly of 20th century masculinity through a head spinning blend of fact and fiction featuring Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Walter Cronkite, and others — culminating in a quick-draw shootout on Mars between Steve McQueen, Johnny Cash, and Sammy Davis Jr. This all-new series showcases Lane’s meticulous and jaw-dropping artistry — a level of detail echoing illustrative legends like Frank Frazetta, Alex Raymond, and Dave Stevens.

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: An ongoing series from Fantagraphics is something we like to see. We are definitely interested in checking this out.


Operation Sunshine: Already Dead #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Marcus Parks & Henry Zebrowski
Art by David Rubín & Kike J. Diaz
Letters by Ferran Delgado
Cover Art by David Rubín

Our ragtag group of young, alienated vampires head down to the swamps of Florida to disrupt a nasty ancient vampire party and to put into motion “Operation Sunshine” — their plot to steal a magical object that can turn themselves back to human and put an end to the elder vampires once and for all.

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are excited to see this series get another arc and are looking forward to diving into it.


Spectregraph #1
DSTLRY Media
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Christian Ward
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
Cover Art by Ward

Modern masters JAMES TYNION IV and CHRISTIAN WARD join forces to bring you their next horror classic. A ghost story steeped in the decay of a century of capitalism. For years, the mansion has sat strangely, nestled into the coastline just a short drive north of Los Angeles. Rumors have haunted the place for years. Its owner a titan of American industry, with a strange fascination in the occult and the paranormal. For decades, the richest men and women in the country have whispered to each other, trying to understand what he was building alone in that mansion for all those years. And now finally, with his death, and his estate finally open for sale… They are eager to find out for themselves. Two of the most celebrated visionaries of the medium, multiple-Eisner Award winners James Tynion IV (THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, W0RLDTR33) and Christian Ward (BATMAN: CITY OF MADNESS, INVISIBLE KINGDOM) invite you into the world of SPECTREGRAPH, a haunting, cerebral horror novel that peels back the layers of America’s opulent wealth and uncovers the rot underneath. But be careful: once you enter, you may never leave. SPECTREGRAPH is perfect for fans of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE & THE CONJURING

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: When phenomenal creators like these get together and want to make a comic, you say, “Yes! Please!”. Can’t wait for this one. 


Star Wars: Darth Maul – Black, White & Red #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Benjamin Percy
Art by Stefano Raffaele & Raul Angulo
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover Art by Alex Maleev

DARTH MAUL STARS IN HIS VERY OWN HORROR BLOCKBUSTER! A prison ship — transporting a cult known as the FINAL OCCULTATION — goes offline, and DARTH MAUL is sent by PALPATINE to investigate. What he finds on board is the stuff of nightmares!!! It’s up to him to stop this profoundly dark and unstable force that wishes to bring chaos to the galaxy.

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: I am fairly certain that fans of this particular Sith Lord will not be disappointed by this book. 


Universal Monsters: Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives #1
Image Comics
Written by Dan Watters & Ram V
Art by Matthew Roberts & Dave Stewart
Letters by D.C. Hopkins
Cover Art by Roberts

Acclaimed creators DAN WATTERS (HOME SICK PILOTS, Lucifer), RAM V (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr, Batman: Detective Comics), and MATTHEW ROBERTS (MANIFEST DESTINY) rise from the depths for an all-new epic. Years after the events of the original film, journalist Kate Marsden hunts for a notorious serial killer in the heart of the Amazon. Hot on the trail of this madman, she soon encounters an unexpected new threat—but is it friend or foe? Or is it simply…THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON?

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Everyone’s favorite horror monster returns to comics, and we are here for it.


New One-Shots and Specials 


Chilling Adventures Presents… The Cult of the Wilkin Boy: Infiltration #1
Archie Comics
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Dan Schoening, Ben Galvan, & Matt Herms
Letters by Jack Morelli
Cover Art by Schoening & Luis Antonio Delgado

ONE-SHOT SPECIAL

Returning to the world of last year’s successful THE CULT OF THAT WILKIN BOY, Bingo is now a music manager—and the devil incarnate. He’s initiating others by exchanging their souls for stardom. But is this what he really wants out of life? Is this what he worked so hard for? Bingo embarks on a quest to return to his first love: performing music. But the road back to superstardom isn’t going to be an easy one, and it’s going to take a lot of souls to get there.

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: The master of comic horror returns for more chilling adventures at Archie.


A Fox in My Brain GN TP
Fair Square Comics
Written by Lou Lubie
Art by Lubie
Cover Art by Lubie

ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

Do you know any cyclothymics? Good luck if you encounter them in your daily life, be it in your family or at work! Unpredictable, often irritable, loud, fast-paced, euphoric, sometimes sluggish and sad. In two words: destabilizing and exhausting. It’s challenging to navigate life with them on their roller coasters or even just to wait for their storms to calm. You have to tread carefully, be patient, diplomatic, not easily offended. Solid, in short!

Lou had to deal with it, all of it, tame the Fox playing tricks with her mind and learn to overcome her condition… With humor. Lots of it!

Based on the creator’s personal journey, A Fox In My Brain is a positive take on Mental Health. A breath of fresh air that will give everyone an extra boost of self-love. Actually, the doctor should prescribe you a copy!

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: This book has us intrigued.


Wifwulf Vol. 1 TP
Vault Comics
Written by Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Art by Dailen Ogden
Cover Art by Ogden

ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

WIFWULF is an original folklore myth telling the story of Charity Bjornsdotter, a young woman in 1860s Montana who spends her days in the woods with her closest friend, a local wolf she calls Silver Slash. Charity is soon to marry the most handsome man in her small village, the mercurial-yet-beloved Paul Skeld. As her husband isolates her from Silver Slash, she begins to feel a call to the wilds…for it is there that her true destiny awaits. WIFWULF is the harrowing tale of a woman forcibly separated from that which makes her feel alive, a reinterpretation of the classic werewolf myth…and the origin story of a new goddess.

Release Date: April 24, 2024

PCS NOTES: Light a candle, cuddle up under a blanket, and dive into this new graphic novel from some excellent comic creators. 


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