Category: New Number Ones

Brainiac On Banjo: The Ultimate Reprise?

Brainiac On Banjo: The Ultimate Reprise?

Is he strong? Listen bud, he’s got radioactive blood. Can he swing from a thread? Take a look overhead. Hey, there goes the Spider-Man! “Spider-Man” written by Bob Harris and Paul Francis Webster.

As is our want, my dear friend and editor Bob Harrison asked me if I had read this year’s version of Ultimate Spider-Man #1. I said I hadn’t, and I felt the last thing this particular Earth needs is still another Spider-Man book. Bob is a family man without sufficient time to debate me on this; he knows my position on this sort of thing because it’s his job to read my stuff here at Pop Culture Squad, so his simply said “Well, you should. It’s very good, and Jonathan Hickman wrote it.”

Bob’s never steered me wrong and, yes, I really like Hickman’s stuff. I haven’t read all that much of it lately as I haven’t followed the sundry X-Mens since they became, much like Russian nesting dolls, the first comic book franchise to spawn its own massively incestuous comic book franchise. That was around 1983. Had I been more observant, I might have had a similar reaction to The Killing Joke.

Like the word “unique,” the word “ultimate” is an absolute. One thing cannot be more ultimate than another. Ultimate is the top of the peak, and grammatically speaking there isn’t room up there for another. Yet we’ve had more Ultimate Spider-Man #1s in the past few years than we’ve had Doctor Strange #1s in the past few weeks. Is this new Ultimate even Ultimater? Continue reading “Brainiac On Banjo: The Ultimate Reprise?”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/17/2024

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/17/2024

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.

This week is certainly eclectic in the genre of books that made this list, but it is definitely a high quality list. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, 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
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New Series This Week 


Avengers: Twilight #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Chip Zdarsky
Art by Daniel Acuña
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover Art by Alex Ross & Daniel Acuña

In a gleaming new world of prosperity, Captain America is no more. But Steve Rogers still exists, floating through an America where freedom is an illusion, where THE AVENGERS are strangers and his friends are long dead. But is the Dream? How do you assemble Avengers in a world that doesn’t want them? PLUS: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this issue!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: I gotta say. This looks pretty interesting.


Cable #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Scot Eaton, Cam Smith, Victor Nava, & Javier Tartaglia
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover Art by Whilce Portacio & Alex Sinclair

THE FUTURE MUST NOT COME TO PASS! All the signs are here: The Neocracy is coming—and with it comes not only the end of mutantkind, but all of the humankind as well! As if rescuing Young Nate from the ongoing threat of Orchis weren’t enough, can Cable root out this growing threat and decimate it before the Neocracy has a chance to take hold. But is he already too late to change the future? Don’t miss out on Fabian Nicieza and Scot Eaton’s explosive first issue of CABLE!

Release Date: January 17, 2024

PCS NOTES: Certain people should write certain characters. This is one of those such combinations. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/17/2024”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/10/2024

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/10/2024

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.

This week is certainly eclectic in the genre of books that made this list, but it is definitely a high quality list. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Titan Books, Ahoy Comics, Massive Publishing, First Second Books, Dynamite Entertainment, 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.

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New Series This Week 


Action Comics #1061
DC Comics
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by John Timms & Rex Lokus
Cover Art by Timms

SUPERMAN SUPERSTARS BEGINS! JASON AARON WRITES SUPERMAN FOR THE FIRST TIME, JOINED BY FAN-FAVORITE ARTIST JOHN TIMMS! THE WIZARD, BIZARRO!

Jason Aaron writes Superman for the very first time, teaming up with all-star artist John Timms to present a startling new vision of the Man of Steel’s strangest foe. When Superman’s doppelgänger discovers a dark secret about himself, it unleashes the most dangerous version of Bizarro the world has ever seen.

Release Date: January 9, 2024

PCS NOTES: Ok. You got us. It’s not really a new number one. But it is a new story by a new (to Superman) writer. The addition of this comic to this list is probably as much an homage to the end of Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s fantastic run on Action as it is our excitement to see what Jason Aaron and John Timms have up their sleeves regarding the Man of Steel, and we are very excited. 


Adventureman: Ghost Lights #1
Image Comics
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Cover Art by Dodson & Dodson

NEW STORY ARC

When the Good Guys of the Golden Age come back, all their ghosts follow—now Claire, the new Adventureman, and her maybe-beau Chris, the new Crossdraw Kid, defend peace on earth from a phantom empire of crime!By MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and TERRY RACHEL DODSON (RED ONE, Harley Quinn).

Release Date: January 10, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are happy to see this property return for a new arc. Adventureman has always been under celebrated. It is a great comic with a fantastic creative team.  Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/10/2024”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/3/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/3/24

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.

The New Year has come. I only wrote the wrong year three times below before going back to correct it. As we enter the new year we are bringing you new graphics to this column. We hope you like them and remember the same quality comic selections and book notes will be here for you regardless of the new images.

We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Boom! Studios. It is definitely a light week of new number ones. Publishers will be ramping up new series and OGNs as the month moves on; so, stay tuned to this column for updates.

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.

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New Series This Week 


The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1
DC Comics
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Dario Brizuela & Franco Riesco
Letters by Saida Temofonte
Cover Art by Brizuela & Riesco

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT: NOW AN ONGOING SERIES! A new ongoing series teams up Gotham’s greatest detectives with Crystal Cove’s teen sleuths! The big top’s the place for thrills and chills—even more so when a traveling circus is haunted! But even Scooby and the gang don’t realize just how chilling it is for Nightwing…because this is Haly’s Circus, Dick Grayson’s childhood home!

Release Date: January 2, 2024

PCS NOTES: These type of comics are so important, and we are excited for the fun that will be inside this book.


Beware the Planet of the Apes #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by Álvaro López
Cover Art by Taurin Clarke

INTO THE FORBIDDEN ZONE! In a hostile world run by aggressive gorillas, scientists Cornelius and Zira are the only apes alive who see value in the mute, dumb human race—but even they know human capabilities have severe limits. So when their nephew Lucius goes missing, it is with great trepidation that they turn to a human ally, a young woman who will someday earn the moniker “Nova”… Steeped in a love for the classic tales, Marc Guggenheim and Álvaro López’s series will take the Planet of the Apes legacy to explosive new heights—and it all starts here!

Release Date: January 3, 2024

PCS NOTES: With the trailer for the latest installment of the film franchise fresh in everyone’s mind, it feels like a great time to visit with this property, and we are confident that Marc Guggenheim and Álvaro López will deliver high quality stories. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 1/3/24”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the End of 2023

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the End of 2023


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 month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

The year has come to an end. As expected, publishers hold back new series debuts until after the new year starts at this point. Therefore, we have a small but excellent list of new series and special editions for the last two weeks of 2023. Yes, that’s right! This week, we combined the third and forth weeks of December into one column. Don’t forget to visit your small business comic shop before the year winds out and pick up some of these amazing books.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and Boom! Studios.

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.

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New Series This Week 


Animal Pound #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Tom King
Art by Peter Gross & Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover Art by Gross & Bonvillain

When animals grow tired of being caged, killed, and sold off-it’s only a matter of time before they’ve had enough…

When an uprising puts a pound in control of the animals, they quickly find themselves as comrades, united against everything that walks on two legs.

But with this newfound power comes a sudden challenge: how best to lay the groundwork for this new democracy as they write their first constitution!

Discover an epic graphic storytelling event from celebrated New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King (The Human Target, Love Everlasting) and New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-nominated artist Peter Gross (American Jesus, The Books of Magic).

King and Gross collaborate for the first time ever to bring this enduring Orwellian allegory to life for the 21st Century.

Release Date: December 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are definitely looking forward to this one. This is absolutely the NEW NUMBER ONE OF THE WEEK at PCS.


Borealis #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Aaron Douglas & Mark Verheiden
Art by Cliff Richards & Guy Major
Cover Art by Richards

From screenwriter Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Swamp Thing), writer/actor Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and artist Cliff Richards (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Justice League) comes Borealis, a bone-chilling supernatural thriller! Winter nights last months, temperatures can hit seventy below, alcohol is illegal… and something mysterious is emerging on the remote ice. Welcome to the isolated Qinu, Alaska and a world of bad memories for State Trooper Silaluk “Sil” Osha. After thirteen years away from Qinu, Sil is pulled back to investigate a series of brutal murders, only to face a dark past… and her frightening connection to deadly legends.

Release Date: December 20, 2023

PCS NOTES: The premise of this book is intriguing, and we are excited to see these writers in the comics medium. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the End of 2023”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 12/13/2023

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 12/13/2023


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 month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

This is a big week for this list. The holiday themes continue to pop up in the One-Shot and Special Editions section as we steam towards the end of 2023.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Mad Cave Studios, Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Titan Books, Vault Comics, and Boom! Studios.

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.

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New Series This Week 


Addams Family: Charlatan’s Web #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Chynna Clugston-Flores & Leah Williams
Art by Juan Samu, Francine Delgado, & Danny Sánchez Chaves
Cover Art by Chynna Clugston-Flores

Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back! Spinning out from the popular animated movies, these all new adventures of the Addams family are as mysterious and kooky as you’ve come to expect. When Wednesday Addams discovers a mysterious health club has opened up in her hometown, she’s shocked to discover that the rest of her clan has already joined its ranks and has quickly assimilated to their program, surrendering their individual personalities in the process. Are the Addamses still lurking behind those empty eyes? And in our backup feature, a burglar breaking into the Addams Family’s home discovers he might be the one losing everything when he stumbles on Gomez and Morticia!

Release Date: December 13, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks like a fun book with everyone’s favorite spooky family.


The Assassin’s Apprentice II #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Jody Houser & Robin Hobb
Art by Ryan Kelly & Jordie Bellaire
Cover Art by Anna Steinbauer

Spring comes to the Six Duchies, and with it, the fearsome menace of the Red-Ship Raiders. As the danger creeps ever closer to Buckkeep, Fitz is given his first true mission from Chade, to infiltrate the estate of a nobleman and look for any signs of treason. But an assassin’s job is far from simple, and the fate of the realm may depend on if Fitz can take a life, or spare one instead.

Release Date: December 13, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is the go-to book for Fantasy stories this week.


Beyond Real #1
Vault Comics
Written by Zack Kaplan
Art by Fabiana Mascolo, Toni Fejzula, & Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover Art by John Pearson

An artist’s discovery. When struggling artist June is injured in a severe car accident that leaves her boyfriend in a coma, she begins to experience strange visual phenomena. Soon, she’s able to see that we are all actually living in a computer simulation. June must set out on a journey of possibility and peril into the metaphysical layers of the simulation to reach the world’s creator and save her true love from death.

Release Date: December 13, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is our NEW NUMBER ONE of the week. You won’t want to miss this fantastic comic. We spoke to the writer on the SquadCast last month. You can check that out here. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 12/13/2023”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 12/6/2023

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 12/6/2023


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 month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

December has arrived and there are plenty of new comics coming out. You will notice a theme in the “One-Shots and Special Editions” section as publishers are ringing in the Holiday Season in style.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Mad Cave Studios, Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Sumerian Comics, Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment, and Boom! Studios.

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.

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions


New Series This Week 


Bloodrik #1
Image Comics
Written by Andrew Krahnke
Art by Krahnke
Cover Art by Krahnke

MINISERIES PREMIERE

Bloodrik is angry, confused, and starving. Unable to achieve success in his usual hunting grounds, he stomps his way into unfamiliar woods in an attempt to feed his stomach and heal his ego. What he finds will lead him on a journey of madness, violence, fire, and BLOOD!

Release Date: December 6, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks like a fun book.


Invasive #1
Oni Press
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jesus Hervás
Cover Art by Hervás

Beyond excess, beyond ethics, beyond science . . . Enter a terrifying new experiment in pain from Eisner Award nominee Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Basilisk) and acclaimed illustrator Jesus Hervás (The Empty Man)! Dr. Carrie Reynolds was a veteran trauma surgeon with a godlike mastery of muscle and bone. But outside the operating room, her rigidly ordered life spiraled into chaos when her daughter Heather, a recovering plastic surgery addict, suddenly disappeared, only to mysteriously reemerge in a catatonic state, her vocal cords removed . . . the latest in a series of victims scarred by a battery of brazenly cruel medical procedures that have baffled police and left an alarming number of once-ordinary citizens maimed, mutilated, or dead on arrival. Deep beneath the streets of Carrie’s city, a new kind of underground hospital has just opened its doors . . . and, once inside, there are no rules, no oaths, and no taboos too deep to not to be broken. Together, a new class of surgeon has sworn to pierce the final threshold of accepted medical orthodoxy one incision at a time. The scalpel is their tool. The alleys are their operating theater. Murder is their medicine. And only Carrie can stop what they’re planning next

Release Date: December 6, 2023

PCS NOTES: Holy smokes! This looks terrifying. I can’t wait.


Legenderry: Red Sonja #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Katana Collins
Art by Kewber Baal
Cover Art by Sean Murphy

When last we saw the Legenderry world’s Red Sonja, she was living the pirate’s life aboard her ship, The Nautilus. But times have changed! In this special 40-page one-shot adventure – created exclusively for Red Sonja’s 50th Anniversary – fan-favorite writer KATANA COLLINS weaves a tale of thievery, deception, and a mysterious painting with a decidedly handsome and unaging owner – all set against the steam-powered backdrop of the Legenderry world!

Illustrated by the incomparable KEWBER BAAL, Legenderry Red Sonja also features incredible covers by SEAN MURPHY, CORIN M. HOWELL, and a special cosplay cover by SHANNON KINGSTON!

Release Date: December 6, 2023

PCS NOTES: We always enjoy a trip to the Legenderry realm. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 12/6/2023”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 11/22/2023

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 11/22/2023


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 month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

This is the forth week of a five week month, and there are a bunch of really cool new series this week as well as a great slate of ongoing comics at your LCS. Remember that this coming weekend has Small Business Saturday on the schedule. Support your Local Comic Shop.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Mad Cave Studios, Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and DSTLRY Media.

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.

New Series
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New Series This Week 


Batman: Off-World #1
DC Comics
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, & David Baron
Cover Art by Manke & Baron

SUPERSTAR WRITER JASON AARON TEAMS UP WITH BLOCKBUSTER ARTIST DOUG MAHNKE FOR THE FIGHT OF THE DARK KNIGHT’S LIFE!

A routine night in Gotham City for a young Batman proves to be anything but routine when the crime-fighter is confronted with a sort of foe he’s never faced before—one from beyond the stars! A universe of possible alien threats leads Batman to make a daring decision—to venture alone into the far reaches of the cosmos for the very first time, where the Dark Knight will face the fight of his life! Superstar writer Jason Aaron delivers his first Batman story ever, partnered with artist Doug Mahnke for a unique, brutal tale!

Release Date: November 21, 2023

PCS NOTES: Jason Aaron’s first Batman story looks like it will be a good one.


Carnage #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Torunn Grønbekk
Art by Pere Pérez & Erick Arciniega
Cover Art by Pablo Siqueria & Rachelle Rosenberg

ABSOLUTE KASADY! Every symbiote needs a host. And for CARNAGE, there has only ever been one host who has made it feel whole, and it’s time for a reunion… DON’T MISS this shocking and unexpected start to the next chapter of CARNAGE’s story—one which lays the groundwork for the next VENOM epic!

Release Date: November 22, 2023

PCS NOTES: This has me very interested. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 11/22/2023”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of November 15, 2023

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of November 15, 2023


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 month. 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 the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment., and Boom! Studios.

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.

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions


New Series This Week 


Alien #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Declan Shalvey
Art by Andrea Broccardo & Ruth Redmond
Cover Art by Javier Fernandez

EVERYONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM! In deep space spins a world infected by the universe’s greatest killers. Most people—sane people—would construct a barrier thicker than the hulls of ten Nostromos and leave it to rot. But where most people see a death trap, Weyland-Yutani sees the biggest payout in the history of civilization. And if it costs a few human lives to secure? Those come cheap here. Corporate corruption, personal betrayals and extraordinary violence—Declan Shalvey and Andrea Broccardo’s next and greatest Alien story starts here!

Release Date: November 15, 2023


The Deviant #1
Image Comics
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Josh Hixon
Cover Art by Hixon

As snow falls over Milwaukee in 1972, a blood-stained Santa Claus commits unimaginable atrocities against young men. Fifty years later, a troubled young writer interviews this so-called “Deviant Killer,” who still maintains his innocence from behind bars. And as Christmas approaches once again, the past returns, wielding a sharpened ax. Eisner-winning writer JAMES TYNION IV (W0RLDTR33, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH) and acclaimed artist JOSHUA HIXSON (The Plot, Children of the Woods) unite for a pitch-black holiday horror story.

Release Date: November 15, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks like a nice holiday treat for horror fans from a great creative team. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of November 15, 2023”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of November 8, 2023

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of November 8, 2023

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 month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

There are some really important new starts on this list be sure to check them out. Also there are a couple of special editions down below that would make excellent holiday gifts for the music fan in your life.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Ablaze, Z2 Comics, IDW Publishing, Titan Comics, Kodansha, and Boom! Studios.

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.

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New Series This Week 


The Agent #1
Ablaze Comics
Written by Mathieu Gabella
Art by Fernando Dagnino
Cover Art by Dagnino

For some, magic is a myth. For others, it is a weapon.

What if witchcraft really existed? If our beliefs, superstitions, and legends were material? This is what Rhym, a young narcotics lieutenant, must question when she finds herself confronted with the impossible. While staking out a subway deal, a suspect magically kills his informant and drives the entire station into madness with just a handful of weed. Rhym miraculously escapes unscathed. She’s unaware, but she is a witch, and that fact arouses the interest of a very particular unit of the French secret services. A group of special agents who, like the criminals they hunt, have mastered the art of sorcery…

Welcome to a world where it is better to wear an amulet than a bulletproof vest and where a simple curse by email can destroy you more surely than a bomb. Between thriller, espionage, and fantasy, Mathieu Gabella and DC Comics artist Fernando Dagnino present a powerful adventure!

Release Date: November 8, 2023

PCS NOTES: This one has a plot that seems very interesting. 


Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by David Dastmalchian
Art by Lukas Ketner & Lauren Affe
Cover Art by Lukas Ketner

A dead werewolf would have made Jerri Bartman feel victorious just a few days ago. But this deceased beast was her friend and our beloved monster hunter is shocked and depressed. The return of her predecessor brings no consolation and now there’s a ghoulish child-snatcher on the loose in Beloit… Holly Halloween, Count Crowley! Things are really getting batty!

Release Date: November 8, 2023

PCS NOTES: We have been enjoying these Count Crowley stories and are looking forward to this new series.


Petrol Head #1
Image Comics
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Pye Parr
Cover Art by Parr

JUMP STRAIGHT INTO THE NON-HUMAN RACE WITH 42 ROBO-GORGEOUS LAUNCH-ISSUE STORY PAGES!

In a climate crisis-ravaged future metropolis, an old, grumpy, obsolete, smoke-belching, cigar-chomping, HOTROD-RACING ROBOT is one 12-year-old girl’s only hope. Together, can they outrace the chasing Robo-Cops with an invention that might just save humanity?

Release Date: November 8, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks fun. We can’t wait to check it out. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of November 8, 2023”