New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 6/19/24

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 there are a bunch of great new series and special release at your local comic monger’s shop. Check out this list.

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, Mad Cave Studios, Z2 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 


Destro #1
Image Comics / Skybound
Written by Dan Watters
Art by Adrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas
Letters by Rus Wooton
Cover Art by Bressan & Lucas

MINISERIES PREMIERE

THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE COBRA THREAT BEGINS HERE.

James McCullen Destro XXIV is the man behind M.A.R.S. Industries, the undisputed leader in providing high-tech weapons to world powers…for the right price.

But the emergence of Energon has changed everything.

As Destro’s ambitions grow, the “Crimson Twins” Tomax and Xamot Paoli emerge to destroy their competition, and Cobra Commander realizes his current ally could be his future greatest enemy.

Acclaimed writer DAN WATTERS (UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON LIVES!, Loki) and artist ANDREI BRESSAN (DARK RIDE, BIRTHRIGHT) change the balance of power in the Energon Universe forever.

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: The G.I. Joe comic book renaissance steams along!


Galaxy of Madness #1
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Magdalene Visaggio
Art by Michael Avon Oeming
Cover Art by Oeming

In the far-flung thrilling future of the 41st Century, and on the other side of the galaxy, a swashbuckling space archaeologist, Vigil Virgo, is on the cusp of learning a universe-shattering secret in this four-color fantasy! But she’ll have to dive into the abyss, where no human was ever meant to go, to do it. The question is what happens when she emerges from the other side.

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: What a fantastic pairing of creators. Can’t wait to get this one.


Joy Operations 2 #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Stephen Byrne
Cover Art by Byrne

Everything was fine until the joy operation. When one of the trusts implanted the psyche of one of their en.voi’s into master en.voi Joy Corrigan. Now Hampton and Joy live in the same body! They are just getting used to what that means for their life, love, and future when the world decides to blame them for everything that’s gone wrong. It’s Joy and Hampton against the world. This is an all-new chapter of an all-new sci-fi extravaganza!

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: Back for another adventure in this realm. We are excited.


Misery #1
Image Comics
Written by Todd McFarlane
Art by Symon Kudranski
Cover Art by Don Aguillo

MINISERIES PREMIERE

Cyan Fitzgerald is just a young woman trying to find her place in the world. As the daughter of Wanda Fitzgerald, the former wife of Al Simmons (aka Spawn), she has been endowed with incredible abilities—abilities that keep her cut off from those around her. Her journey into the darkness starts here.

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: New content from Todd McFarlane is always welcome.


Venomverse Reborn #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Al Ewing, Christos Gage, & Benjamin Percy
Art by Danilo Beyruth, Cici De La Cruz, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Frank D’Armata, Brian Level, & Ruth Redmond
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover Art by Tony Daniel & Marcelo Maiolo

THE DARKEST WEB IS RESPUN! Dive back into the darkness as the Venomverse is reborn, with stories of symbiotes from all across the Multiverse! First, Benjamin Percy and Brian Level spin a tale of the murder of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes by one of their own…but who? Then Christos Gage drags Venom from Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 across the Venomverse to take on Knull! And all the while, Al Ewing and Danilo S. Beyruth set the stage for the tales spinning out of the ongoing VENOM series!

Release Date: June 19, 2024


The Writer #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Ben Berkowitz, Max Berkowitz, & Josh Gad
Art by Ariel Olivetti
Letters by Frank Cvetkovic
Cover Art by Jeremy Haun & Nick Filardi

In a dark turn, comic book writer Stan Siegel’s life dives into a neo-Nazi occult nightmare. Orchestrated by legendary Josh Gad and the Berkowitz Brothers, The Writer plunges Stan into a whirl of folklore and magic. Amid demonic chaos and high-speed chases, Stan’s hunger for answers unveils hidden identities, setting off a desperate race against time in this thrilling saga. To combat the rising tide of terror, Stan must become the hero from his pages.

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: This series is something we have been looking forward to since it was first announced.


New One-Shots and Specials 


Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins – Caduceus Clay HC
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Matthew Mercer, Kendra Wells, & Taliesin Jaffe
Art by Enrica Eren Angiolini & Gus Allen
Letters by Ariana Maher

Original Graphic Novel

Death is never truly the end. Generations of the Clay family have tended to the careful rituals in the Blooming Grove. But when corruption begins to creep in on their sacred space, the Clays depart one by one to seek answers. Soon young Caduceus and Clarabelle are the only ones left, and when a dangerous burial quest falls to Caduceus, he must leave the Grove to do the family’s work. Follow the origin story of the Mighty Nein’s Caduceus Clay in this beautiful hardcover graphic novel written by Kendra Wells, illustrated by Gus Allen, with colors by Eren Angiolini and letters by Ariana Maher.

Release Date: June 19, 2024


Dandelion TP
Image Comics
Written by Sabir Pirzada
Art by Roy Allen Martinez, Martin Morazzo, Vanesa Del Rey, Gege Schall, Juha Veltti, Adrian Rivero, Marquis Rogers, Thomas Campi, Lee Loughridge, & Jacob Phillips
Letters by Taylor Esposito & Aditya Bidikar
Cover Art by Tula Lotay

Original Graphic Novel – Anthology

Nomadland meets Mad Max in this anthology featuring stunning artwork by Martin Morazzo (ICE CREAM MAN), Vanesa Del Rey (REDLANDS), and more!

When climate change and automation disrupt the lives of millions, a new civilization is formed in the skies — one that threatens the wealthy citizens who’ve been hoarding Earth’s meager resources for themselves.

From SABIR PIRZADA, writer of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel TV series, comes a bold vision of the future!

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: This certainly has our interest piqued.


Defenders of the Earth TP
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Michael Higgins, Bob Harras, & Stan Lee
Art by Alex Saviuk, Fred Fredericks, & Neil Yomtov
Letters by Ken Lopez
Cover Art by Scott Chantier

Collected Edition

The legendary cult classic miniseries is collected here for the first time!

Sci-fi legend Flash Gordon must team up with the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and the super-strong Lothar to defend planet Earth against the dark forces of Ming the Merciless. Luckily, they’ll get some help from the next generation of heroes: their children! Collects issues 1-4 of the original 1987 run from Star Comics.

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: The theme song to this cartoon is burned into my brain for all time and I love it. Can’t wait to get this book and relive all those great stories.


Of Her Own Design GN TP
Mad Cave Studios / Maverick
Written by Nicole Adelfinger & Birdie Wells
Art by Vash Taylor & Fiona Marchbank
Letters by Saida Temofonte
Cover Art by Marchbank

Original Graphic Novel

Brie Page has been struggling with writer’s block. Her parents that constantly fight and her former best friend/current bully Viv Kinsley, and the gorgeous new girl Kay Ardiger are causing a bit of stress. An unexpected encounter with a mischievous bookseller, Ambrose Chance, gives Brie the extraordinary ability to go beyond her problems and bury them deep in new stories. When her worlds come to life, it’s up to her to save her town and her family-if only she could write an ending.

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: This sounds super fun.


One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: Three Tales of John Lee Hooker TP
Z2 Comics
Written by Kyle Baker & Talan Kurtulus
Art by Jarrett Williams & Gabe Soria
Cover Art by Ho Che

Original Graphic Novel

Legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker lived more life in one of his songs than the collective lifetimes of many. Spanning several decades of the American experience, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer tells three tales of Hooker’s storied life through the perspective of those who lived within his massive orbit, weaving textured and interpretative stories that rise to the lofty creative heights of his music and fall to the gritty reality of trying to thrive in several unforgiving eras.

Release Date: June 19, 2024


Trick Pony TP
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Greg Lockard
Art by Anna David & Lucas Gattoni
Cover Art by David

From the GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the bestselling queer historical graphic novel Liebestrasse comes this LGBTQA+ fantasy tale of a washed-up rodeo star heading home to visit his father in the hospital. While on the road he confronts the mistakes of his past and the monsters of his present. A beautiful story that blends together themes of second chances, magical realism, queer romance, and fantasy.

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: Just in time for Pride Month we are treated to this fantastic story that was originally release as digital only on Comixology.


Uncle Scrooge and the Infinity Dime #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Jason Aaron & Carl Barks
Art by Paolo Mattura, Arianna Consonni, Franceso D’Ippolito, Lucio De Giuseppe, Vitale Mangiatordi, Giada Perissinotto, & Barks
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover Art by Alex Ross

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, MARVEL AND DISNEY TEAM-UP TO BRING YOU THE STORY OF THE ¢ENTURY! It’s the story you never expected! One of the greatest characters in the history of comics leaps into his most epic adventure yet, in the manner only MARVEL can deliver! When UNCLE SCROOGE’S fabled money bin gets stolen by a shocking culprit, the world’s toughest duck must undertake a quest unlike any other, alongside a surprising array of allies: other versions of himself! An oversized special, from Marvel mainstay writer Jason Aaron (THOR, AVENGERS) and a cadre of celebrated Scrooge artists! Also re-presenting the classic CHRISTMAS ON BEAR MOUNTAIN, the first appearance of Scrooge McDuck by the legendary DISNEY COMICS creator, CARL BARKS!

Release Date: June 19, 2024

PCS NOTES: This is going to be a special story. You won’t want to miss it.


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