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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.

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions


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”