Welcome to the New Number Ones for June! If you are new here, in this column, we have compiled 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 month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.
We are getting this out a little later than we want, but there are plenty of great books to check out this week. Keep an eye out for the sister column to this one: New Number Ones: Specials and One-Shots where we highlight important releases that are not part of series. Some of the books on this list are in some ways related to books on that list.
This month, we have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, , Mad Cave Studios, Titan Comics, Oni Press, Ahoy Comics, Vault Comics, AWA Studios, and IDW Publishing.
One thing to remember, we continue to measure the “comic week” as Wednesday. #NCBD is Wednesday.
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.
You will find the books listed below in the order of when they are released. There are five Wednesdays in May 2023, so that means five weeks of new comics.
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Week of June 7th
Destiny, NY: Mystic Mafia #1
Black Mask Studios
Written by Pat Shand
Art by Elisa Romboli
Cover Art by Leirix Li
Lilith Aberdine is the last surviving daughter of a mystical crime family. She has spent her whole life running from her past, but now those old demons are finally catching up to her. She thought she was meant to be with former prophecy girl Logan McBride, but life has pulled them apart. Now, with Lilith in New York and Logan in California, will destiny reunite them or drive them further apart?
Release Date: June 7, 2023
PCS NOTES: This universe that Pat Shand has created is full of interesting characters, and this seems like a great jumping off point.
In Hell We Fight! #1
Written by John Layman
Art by Jok
Cover Art by Jok
Life in hell ain’t easy. Demons try to torture you for all eternity. Monsters want to eat you. There’s a stunning lack of reliable indoor plumbing. And it’s almost impossible to get ice cream. At least, until today, when three condemned teens and their annoying tagalong demon frenemy embark on a daring scheme to hijack a demon lord’s delivery truck. What happens next will take them on an epic journey across the underworld, an infernal excursion of nonstop excitement, danger, and adventure.
Presenting a devilishly fun new series from multiple Eisner-winning writer/letterer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW, Suicide Squad: Kill Arkham Asylum) and Argentinian superstar artist JOK.
Release Date: June 7, 2023
PCS NOTES: John Layman is a brilliant writer, and whenever he has a new series, it immediately goes on the pull list. Continue reading “New Number Ones – New Comic Series Starting in June 2023”