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New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 4/10/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 4/10/24

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 is a bit of a crazy week in that there are no new series or notable bigger books from Marvel or DC Comics this week. Not to worry. There are a bunch of great looking new books from other publishers and we are looking forward to a whole lot of these new comics.

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:  Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Boom! Studios, Mad Cave Studios, Ablaze Publishing, Drawn and Quarterly, Ahoy Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, and IDW Publishing.

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 


Deadweights #1
Ahoy Comics
Written by Tyrone Finch
Art by Sebastián Piriz
Cover Art by Piriz

Is this another exciting new superhero universe? No—just a buddy comedy about two unlucky henchmen trying to make their way in the world! DEADWEIGHTS takes a hard look at what happens after the fight when the villains are tired of being villains, and the heroes aren’t as heroic as they want you to think. Written by Tyrone Finch (Swine, Station 19) and gorgeously drawn by Sebastián Piriz (We Ride Titans). Featuring the first of six “mug shot” incentive covers by Richard Pace (Second Coming), which will form a linked image.

Release Date: April 10, 2024

PCS NOTES: This just looks like it will be tons of fun.


Hercules #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Elliott Kalan
Art by George Kambadais
Cover Art by Kambadais

THE CHAMPION OF OLYMPUS RETURNS!

The world’s favorite demigod-turned-mortal is back, and he’s about to embark on the biggest adventure since The Odyssey!

The Greek gods don’t really get why Hercules chose a mortal life over the opportunity to join them on Mt. Olympus, but since he proved his mettle as a hero many times over, they’re happy to enlist his help with missions that require interventions in the earthly realm. So when Aphrodite grants an artist’s wish that his sculpture be brought to life, Herc gets the call to clean things up when the newly conscious artwork proves to be more bone-crushingly lively than expected!

But after discovering that the rogue statue is just misunderstood, and a little rambunctious (much like himself as a youth), Hercules returns to explain the situation to Aphrodite – only to find her temple empty and abandoned. Is the goddess of love just pouting, or is something more sinister afoot? If you know anything about classic mythology, you know it’s going to be the latter!

The immortal team of Emmy Award-winning writer ELLIOTT KALAN (The Daily Show) and Gargoyles artist GEORGE KAMBADAIS bring these legends of antiquity to hilarious new life in this brand-new ongoing series. This premier issue also features a pantheon of divinely talented cover artists, including KAMBADAIS, MATTEO LOLLI, FRANCESCO TOMASELLI, and more!

GET READY FOR A WHOLE NEW HERO’S JOURNEY!

Release Date: April 10, 2024

PCS NOTES: The concept that Dynamite has been using with these Disney movie character comics is good for comics and we look forward to this one. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 4/10/24”

Preview Reviews for the Week of 3/13/2024: Helen of Windhorn, I Heart Skull-Crusher, Napalm Lullaby, and Wrong Earth: Dead Ringers

Preview Reviews for the Week of 3/13/2024: Helen of Windhorn, I Heart Skull-Crusher, Napalm Lullaby, and Wrong Earth: Dead Ringers

There are four New Number Ones that debut today that we want to tell you about. Typically, in this column, we bring you advanced reviews of comics that are coming out this week.

This week, we have comics from four different publishers, which is something that we love to see. The ironic thing about this group is that three of the books are examples of creative teams from previous series reuniting for these new comics. We have Helen of Windhorn #1 from Dark Horse Comics, I Heart Skull-Crusher #1 from Boom! Studios, Napalm Lullaby #1 from Image ComicsWrong Earth: Dead Ringers #1 from Ahoy Comics.

You can find these books at your LCS or wherever you buy books today March 13, 2024.

Also the rest of the #NewNumberOnes for the week are here.


Helen of Windhorn #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Tom King
Art by Bilquis Evely
Colors by Matheus Lopes
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover Art by Evely & Lopes

Original Solicitation:

From the Eisner award-winning and bestselling creative team of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow comes this Gothic sword and sorcery epic that’s “Conan the Barbarian meets The Wizard of Oz.” Following the tragic death of her late father C.K. Cole, the esteemed pulp writer and creator of the popular warrior character Othan; Helen Cole is called back to her Grandfather’s enormous and elustrious estate: Wyndhorn House. Scarred by Cole’s untimely passing and lost in a new, strange world, Helen wreaks drunken havoc upon her arrival; however, her chaotic ways begin to soften as she discovers a lifetime of secrets hiding within the myriad rooms and hallways of the expansive manor. For outside its walls, within the woods, dwell the legendary adventures that once were locked away within her father’s stories.

PCS Review:

This series has been mentioned as a spiritual successor to Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and that is an easy comparison. That entire team is back for this creator-owned book, and they have strong independent leading women. However, I feel that comparison does a disservice to Helen. This book is amazing as is Supergirl, but readers should take each story on its own.

Tom King and Bilquis Evely craft a fantastic world in the pages of this book that are tinged with despondence and tragedy. The narrative is expertly crafted and King’s use of a hostile narrator adds a level of uncomfortability to the reading experience that requires that the reader not to turn away.

The characters, particularly the title character, are compelling and expertly crafted. The visual tapestry that Evely and Matheus Lopes weave is stunning and intoxicating. Clayton Cowles is one of the best letterers in the business and brings his “A” game to this book.

When I finished reading this book, I was disappointed because I didn’t want it to end. And now I can’t wait for issue two. Continue reading “Preview Reviews for the Week of 3/13/2024: Helen of Windhorn, I Heart Skull-Crusher, Napalm Lullaby, and Wrong Earth: Dead Ringers”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 2/14/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 2/14/24

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.

February is in full swing and we are getting more new and interesting books this week. It feels like the publishers are finally coming out of the end-of-year / beginning-of year hiatus for new titles. So let’s hit the comic shops and get some books. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Titan Books, Fantagraphics Books, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Ahoy Comics, and Image Comics. Oh Yeah, and Penthouse too?!

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 


Blue Book: 1947 #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Michael Avon Oeming
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Cover Art by Oeming

This ambitious, non-fiction comic book experience depicts true stories of UFO abductions with an eye to capturing the strange essence of those encounters. In 1947, Kenneth Arnold flew his Call-Air A-2 over the skies of the Pacific Northwest when all of a sudden he saw a blinding flash of silver light. What followed was a bizarre and difficult to explain encounter with several flying objects that would change the course of his life forever. Tiny Onion Studios and Dark Horse Comics present a line of upcoming creator-owned work from the mind of James Tynion IV across a broad spectrum of his interests. Also includes a True Weird backup story by Zac Thompson, Gavin Fullerton, and Aditya Bidikar!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: This creative team absolutely picked the perfect genre for their combined talents. We are excited about this book.


The Cabinet #1
Image Comics
Written by Jordan Hart & David Ebeltoft
Art by Chiara Raimondi
Cover Art by Raimondi

Mini-Series Premiere.

In this vibrant, tongue-in-cheek adventure series, atypical teen Avani and midwestern jock Trent teleport across a post-Cold War landscape to collect bizarre relics. Why? Well, because they need to summon the arcane powers of a resplendent 17th-century cabinet to fix a teeny-tiny mistake the last time Avani used it… unleashing an ancient evil from its prison and accidentally slaughtering her parents. Courtesy of Eisner-nominated writer Jordan Hart (Ripple Effects) and co-writer David Ebeltoft, and introducing the technicolor wizardry of artist Chiana Raimondi! Each issue features a variant interconnected cover by artist Marguerite Sauvage!

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: This looks fun. We will definitely check it out.


The Displaced #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Ed Brisson
Art by Luca Casalanguida & Dee Cunniffe
Cover Art by Casalanguida & Cunniffe

The city of Oshawa, Ontario has vanished without a trace. Even worse, nobody remembers it or the 170,000 missing residents that disappeared along with it.

As the survivors also fall into the forgotten, they must seek each other out, if they hope to have any chance of surviving in a world where no one believes they exist…

Highly acclaimed writer Ed Brisson (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Predator), rising star artist Luca Casalanguida (Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body, James Bond), and red hot colorist Dee Cunniffe (Barnstormers, Crossover) pose the question… how can you feel connected to reality or each other if by all veritable means, you don’t exist?

Release Date: February 14, 2024

PCS NOTES: This has a intriguing premise and we love the work of everyone involved with this book. Add it to Pull List. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 2/14/24”

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.

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions


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”

Preview Reviews for the Week of 12/20/23 – Animal Pound #1 & Project: Cryptid #4

Preview Reviews for the Week of 12/20/23 – Animal Pound #1 & Project: Cryptid #4

This is the final installment of Preview Reviews for the year.

This week we have a two books to review for you, including one of our most anticipated New Number Ones of the week. These books are both great examples of the high quality comic storytelling that we look for and have been continuously finding in comics in 2023. We have Animal Pound #1 from Boom! Studios and Project: Cryptid #4 from Ahoy Comics.

You can find these books at your LCS or wherever you buy books today December 20, 2023.

Also the rest of the #NewNumberOnes for the week are here.


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

Original Solicitation:

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  and New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-nominated artist Peter Gross. Continue reading “Preview Reviews for the Week of 12/20/23 – Animal Pound #1 & Project: Cryptid #4”

New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/25/2023

New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/25/2023

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 new debut issues and they all look very interesting.

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

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions


New Series This Week 


Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #1
DC Comics
Written by Tim Sheridan
Art by Cian Tormey & Matt Herms
Cover Art by David Talaski

A POWERFUL TALE OF ALAN SCOTT’S EARLY DAYS AS GREEN LANTERN!

Alan Scott’s early days as the Green Lantern are seen in a new light! The Green Lantern is the most powerful member of the JSA, beloved by all of America, but his personal life is a well-kept secret. This is a story about love, about fear, and most of all about courage to stand up to that fear. Alan Scott’s past is the key to his future when the Red Lantern appears, ready to strike down the mighty Green Lantern!

Release Date: October 24, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are enjoying these series highlighting the JSA hereos.


Amazons Attack #1
DC Comics
Written by Josie Campbell
Art by Vasco Georgiev & Alex Guimarães
Cover Art by Clayton Henry & Marcelo Maiolo

After the shocking events in Wonder Woman, the Amazons are now fighting for a world that no longer wants them! Led by their fearless Queen Nubia, a ragtag group of Amazons featuring Wonder Girl and Faruka II frantically searches for answers as their existence and way of life are threatened. Will the tribes survive their new reputation? Find out in this roller coaster of a debut issue! Brought to you by rising stars Josie Campbell (THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM!) and Vasco Georgiev (BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS), this series promises to be an action-packed adventure featuring the greatest warrior women in the DCU!

Release Date: October 24, 2023

PCS NOTES: This is an interesting concept in that something that happens in a Wonder Woman comic has reverberations out into the rest of the DCU and we want to know how it affects the rest of the Amazon community. Continue reading “New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/25/2023”

New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/11/23

New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/11/23

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 very big week for new number ones, especially because it is the second week of the month. I will chalk that up to having a lot of debuts immediately in advance of New York Comic Con which happens later this week.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, IDW Entertainment, Titan Books, Archie Comics, Ahoy 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.

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions


New Series This Week 


Army of Darkness Forever #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Tony Fleecs
Art by Nick Dragotta, Arthur Suydam, & Justin Greenwood
Cover Art by Francesco Mattina

After it debuted in 1993, the classic Sam Raimi film Army of Darkness quickly became the most beloved movie of the popular Evil Dead franchise. And with the launch of their Army of Darkness comics in 2005, Dynamite set a new standard for the indefatigable Ash Williams’s adventures in any medium! Now, after nearly three decades of Ash-tastic action, Dynamite is upping the ante with the ultimate AOD comic book series: Army of Darkness… FOREVER!

Picking up immediately after the events of Army of Darkness (the Director’s Cut, natch), Ash chainsaws his way through the Techno Army of Darkness in 2093 and defends the sacred aisles of the S-Mart in 1993! (What? How!?) Meanwhile, in the distant past, his lady love Sheila fights off a rising evil at Castle Kandar!

Written and illustrated by comics heavyweights TONY FLEECS and JUSTIN GREENWOOD, Army of Darkness Forever features incredible covers by some of the medium’s greatest masters of horror, including series writer/mastermind TONY FLEECS, artist NICK DRAGOTTA (East of West), the zombie king himself, ARTHUR SUYDAM, and master painter FRANCESCO MATTINA!

Release Date: October 11, 2023

PCS NOTES: Fans of this franchise should be excited that it is in the capable hands of Tony Fleecs and Justin Greenwood. This looks really good.


Batman: City of Madness #1
DC Comics
Written by Christian Ward
Art by Ward
Cover Art by Ward

VISIONARY CREATOR CHRISTIAN WARD UNLEASHES A COSMIC-HORROR EPIC, FEATURING THE COURT OF OWLS!

Buried deep beneath Gotham City there exists another Gotham. This Gotham Below is a living nightmare, populated by twisted mirrors of our Gotham’s denizens, fueled by the fear and hatred flowing down from above. For decades, the doorway between the cities has been sealed and heavily guarded by the Court of Owls. But now the door swings wide, and the twisted version of the Dark Knight has escaped…to trap and train a Robin of his own. Batman must form an uneasy alliance with the Court and its deadly allies to stop him—and to hold back the wave of twisted super-villains, nightmarish versions of his own nemeses, each one worse than the last, that’s spilling into his streets! Visionary writer-artist Christian Ward unleashes his cosmic-horror take on Batman’s world, in a tribute to disturbing Dark Knight classics like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Gothic! You’ll never look at Batman’s villains the same way again…you simply won’t have the stomach for it!

Release Date: October 10, 2023

PCS NOTES: Christian Ward is a master, and this looks insanely good. Continue reading “New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/11/23”

Rapid Reviews for the Week of 6/21/23: Black’s Myth #1 and Wild’s End #1

Rapid Reviews for the Week of 6/21/23: Black’s Myth #1 and Wild’s End #1

This week we reviewed a couple of New Number Ones for this column. We enjoyed them both and highly recommend them.

The books on today’s list are Black’s Myth: The Key to His Heart #1 from Ahoy Comics and Wild’s End #1 from Boom! Studios.

Our reviews are spoiler free and focus on the positive aspects of comic storytelling in each issue. You can find all of these books at your Local Comic Shop now or wherever you get your comics.


Black’s Myth: The Key to His Heart #1
Ahoy Comics
Written by Eric Palicki
Art by Wendell Cavalcanti
Letters by Rob Steen
Cover Art by Liana Kangas

Original Solicitation:

It’s back, the “moody tale that smartly blends familiar supernatural elements with the trappings of classic pulpy crime stories” (Comics Beat). In this new case, werewolf private eye Janie “Strummer” Mercado tries to prevent a young girl from becoming a monster, with the aid of her suave djinn assistant Ben Si’lat. But will Strummer gain an intern instead? And why is an old enemy sending mysterious packages to her house? Featuring a cover by Liana Kangas and an incentive cover by Tim Seeley. Continue reading “Rapid Reviews for the Week of 6/21/23: Black’s Myth #1 and Wild’s End #1”

New Number Ones – New Comic Series Starting in June 2023

New Number Ones – New Comic Series Starting in June 2023

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.

Week of 6/7/23
Week of 6/14/23
Week of 6/21/23
Week of 6/28/23


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
Image Comics
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”

Rapid Reviews: New Comics for the Week of 5/17/23

Rapid Reviews: New Comics for the Week of 5/17/23

Welcome to our latest Rapid Reviews column.

This week we have some debut issues and some middle issues to discuss. Both Marvel and DC relaunched major team books this week and we have reviews of both of those as well as some excellent smaller books that we think you should check out.

For all the New Number Ones and Special Issues for May check out our monthly rundowns on Here and Here.

Our reviews are spoiler free and focus on the positive aspects of comic storytelling in each issue. You can find all of these books at your Local Comic Shop now or wherever you get your comics.


Avengers #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Jed MacKay
Art by C.F. Villa
Colors by Federico Blee
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover Art by Stuart Immonen

As the cover indicates, the Avengers are looking up. This reset and new beginning to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is encouraging. The debut issue to this volume is a well crafted jumping on point. It is accessible for new readers and establishes the rollcall through the use of structured flashbacks.

It is clearly a Carol Danvers story, and Jed MacKay has a good handle on the characters in this book. C.F. Villa delivers gorgeous and dynamic visuals and Federico Blee’s work adds an excellent mix of light and shadow that accentuates the important aspects of each page. It is a fun and exciting story that has me eager for the next issue.


Chilling Adventures Presents: Jinx, A Cursed Life #1
Archie Comics
Written by Magdalene Visaggio
Art by Craig Cermak
Colors by Ellie Wright
Letters by Jack Morelli
Cover Art by Cermak

This book is a rocking good time. Mags Visaggio crafted a fun one-and-done story with interesting personal dynamics and fun dialogue. Craig Cermak and Ellie Wright created a beautiful and engaging visual narrative. I will second the comments of editor Jamie Lee Rotante from the Letters column in that I love Visaggio writing the Jinx character. Continue reading “Rapid Reviews: New Comics for the Week of 5/17/23”