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New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 6/12/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 6/12/24

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 big week for new books. Lots of intriguing new creator owned books and some captivating returns to existing properties. 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, IDW Publishing, Fantagraphics Books, DC Comics, Boom! Studios, Titan Books, Archie 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.

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New Series This Week 


Batman: Gotham by Gaslight – The Kryptonian Age #1
DC Comics
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leandro Fernández & Dave Stewart
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover Art by Fernández & Stewart

THE SEQUEL TO THE CLASSIC BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT! The new era of Elseworlds kicks off with the return of its crown jewel, the mysterious and gothic world originated by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola! When a mysterious meteor falls on the wide-open plains of the Midwest, it will unleash a chain of events that find Gotham’s bizarre Batman contending with not just the twin threats of the Catwoman and a mysterious international assassin but also the emergence of superhuman beings beyond all comprehension! This sequel series expands the 19th-century DC Universe beyond the confines of Gotham City, showcasing bold new visions of once-familiar heroes… Do not miss it!

Release Date: June 12, 2024

PCS NOTES: I cannot tell you folks how excited I am for this new Batman book. Let’s Go!


Godzilla: Skate or Die #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Louie Joyce
Art by Joyce
Cover Art by Joyce

It’s Australian skater punks versus Varan and the King of the Monsters in this thrilling debut issue by writer/artist Louie Joyce (A Fistful of Pain)!

Four years ago, four best friends and die-hard skaters found the perfect location for a DIY skatepark. After months of hard work, they created the world’s sickest spot that they could enjoy for the rest of their lives… That is, until the ferocious Varan appeared in the middle of central Australia and started making a beeline for their beloved park.

Why is Varan on a rampage? Why did Godzilla just appear off the coast? What does their beloved skate spot have to do with this? And most importantly… what are these punks willing to do to save it?

Release Date: June 12, 2024

PCS NOTES: IDW definitely has your Godzilla fix ready for you.


Hate Revisited #1
Fantagraphics Books
Written by Peter Bagge
Art by Bagge
Cover Art by Bagge

Peter Bagge returns to the series that defined a generation with this all-new, four-issue monthly miniseries! Buddy and Lisa, now middle aged with a free spirited young adult of their own, confront their own poor decisions as young people in the grungy 1990s. Expertly shifting between the present day (in full color) and their Gen X heyday (in glorious, crosshatched B&W), we learn for the first time the story of how Buddy met Lisa, Stinky, George, and Val. Meanwhile, Buddy is forced to come to terms with the tragic — and covered-up — circumstances of Stinky’s untimely death (way back in Hate #27). Hate Revisited expertly showcases Bagge’s inimitable humor and knack for character, and the generational shift lends an unexpected gravitas to their lives. This is the must-have comic of the summer!

Release Date: June 12, 2024

PCS NOTES: Peter Bagge returning to some of his most well-known characters sounds like a win to me. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 6/12/24”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 6/5/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 6/5/24

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.

June is here and Summer is right around the corner. A plethora of publishers have new series and specials coming to shops this first week of the month.

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, IDW Publishing, Fantagraphics Books, DC Comics, Drawn and Quarterly, Boom! Studios, Magma Comics, Mad Cave Studios Oni Press, 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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Beyond the Pale #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Christofer Emgärd
Art by Tomas Aria
Cover Art by Aria

War correspondent Hetta Sawyer is looking into the disproportional loss of black soldiers in the Vietnam War. Leads say losses are especially high at Firebase Tartarus, with most of them simply gone missing, their fate unknown. Something sinister is happening at Tartarus, and Hetta intends to uncover the truth.

A new eldritch horror from Christofer Emgärd.

Release Date: June 5, 2024

 


Canto: A Place Like Home #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by David M. Booher
Art by Drew Zucker & Vittori Astone
Letters by AndWorld Design
Cover Art by Zucker

Hang on to your helmets! The Shrouded Man saga rushes toward the final battle…

The tiny clockwork knight returns after making the ultimate choice to save his people above all else. He has amassed allies in the war against the Shrouded Man, but even an army may not be enough to stop the evil sorcerer’s quest to conquer Canto’s people. Fighting to save New Arcana won’t be easy, but nothing ever is for the brave Canto!

The fan-favorite comic fantasy continues with the miniseries Canto: A Place Like Home by Eisner and GLAAD nominated writer David M. Booher and fan-favorite artist Drew Zucker!

The finale series to the Shrouded Man Saga Begins at Dark Horse Comics!

An All-ages modern fairytale of epic proportions.

Release Date: June 5, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are excited to see this tale come to its conclusion in this new volume.


Cult of the Lamb #1
Oni Press
Written by Alex Paknadel
Art by Troy Little
Cover Art by Charles Dalmau

In partnership with Devolver Digital and Massive Monster, acclaimed writer Alex Paknadel (All Against All, Red Goblin) and Eisner Award–nominated artist Troy Little (Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) comes a deviously delightful, heretic-smashing excursion into the sprawling cosmology of the worldwide, BAFTA–nominated video game phenomenon that IGN calls “adorably demonic”! In a land pervaded by cruelty and evil, the most innocent among us—young Lamb, the last of their kind—was selected to become a final dark sacrifice. Their death would forever seal the darkest of the Old Gods from our realm and usher in a new age ruled by the four eldritch Bishops of the Old Faith. So Lamb died . . . then forged a deal of their own. At the crossroads of eternity, Lamb was met by the imprisoned deity known as the One Who Waits, who revealed the lies and distortions of the false prophets who rule the world above. And so, Lamb was bequeathed the power and responsibilities of the Red Crown and returned to the land of living with unholy powers to exact vengeance and deliver a new cult unto the earth.

Release Date: June 5, 2024

PCS NOTES: This book made a huge mark on Kickstarter earlier this year, and it hits stands this week. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming for the Week of 6/5/24”

New Number Ones  New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/29/2024

New Number Ones New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/29/2024

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.

As we reach the end of a five Wednesday month, Marvel’s Blood Hunt continues to generate new number ones, and a few publishers are getting the jump on Pride Month with some anthology specials.

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, IDW Publishing, Fantagraphics Books, AWA Studios, DC Comics, Alien Books, 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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Black Panther: Blood Hunt #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Cheryl Lynn Eaton
Art by Farid Karami & Andrew Dalhouse
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover Art by Andrea Sorrentino

T’CHALLA THE VAMPIRE! Spinning directly from the events in the BLOOD HUNT series, Black Panther finds himself transformed into a vampire and tasked with carrying out a key mission for the vampire overlord. But even a dark transformation won’t keep T’Challa from his duties to Wakanda — for better or for worse…

Release Date: May 29, 2024

PCS NOTES: The impact of Blood Hunt on T’Challa has been profound. This seems like it would explore that even futher,


Critical Role: Vox Machina – Origins IV #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Jody Houser & Matthew Mercer
Art by Noah Hayes & Diana Sousa
Letters by Ariana Maher
Cover Art by Alicia Sanchez

Hello! Is anybody home?

Vox Machina is tasked to investigate the whereabouts of Sir Fince after his disappearance. After some poking and prodding, clues lead the team to a mysterious basement. What dark surprises await our heroes in the bowels of his homestead?

The campaign continues with series IV of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, from the New York Times bestselling team of Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Stranger Things), Noah Hayes (The Avant-Guards), Diana Sousa (Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins, Mall Goth), and Ariana Maher (James Bond, Xena)!

Release Date: May 29, 2024

PCS NOTES: More early day of Vox Machina by Jody Houser and Noah Hayes.


Death Ratio’d #1
AWA Studios
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Vladimir Krstić-Laci & Marco Lesko
Cover Art by Rahzzah

In this futuristic dark comedy by Eisner and ‘Ringo Award-winning writer Mark Russell, life and death are ruled by social media. One too many dislikes…and you’re dead. When Arnold awakes from a coma twenty years into the future, he discovers that society is now ruled by social media. Enough “likes” and “upvotes” can unlock fame and fortune but — watch your step! — enough “thumbs down” clicks and the collar around your neck explodes. And you’re done. Now, confused and running on his last Like, Arnold must navigate a world in which the slightest online misstep can have fatal consequences.

Release Date: May 29, 2024

PCS NOTES: Mark Russell explores the expansion of today’s reaction society and the consequences of constant judgement. Continue reading “New Number Ones New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/29/2024”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/8/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/8/24

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.

There are couple of trends we noticed in this week’s new books. Valiant characters are back in print from Alien Books, and Marvel’s Blood Hunt is leaking into some new titles. Besides that it is a great list of new books with a good mix of new and established properties.

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, First Second Press, DC Comics, Valiant Entertainment, IDW Entertainment, Boom! Studios, 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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Ain’t No Grave #1
Image Comics
Written by Skottie Young
Art by Jorge Corona & Jean-François Beaulieu
Letters by Nate Piekos
Cover Art by Corona

Eisner Award-winning writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and Eisner Award-nominated artist JORGE CORONA, the team behind the hit series MIDDLEWEST and THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK, are back together with an all-new miniseries, AIN’T NO GRAVE! This Unforgiven-style journey is an original macabre Western/fantasy tale for mature readers, told through a Guillermo Del Toro-esque lens.

Ryder put her violent past behind her when she fell in love and became a mother. But that was before she learned it was all going to be taken away. Now she’ll have to pick up her guns once again and ride to kill the one who’s behind the threat. Which just happens to be Death.

The genre-bending adventure begins in this DOUBLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, with **forty pages of story and no ads! **

Release Date: May 8, 2024

PCS NOTES: When this creative team puts out a comic, you get it and you will love it. 


The Armory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume II #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Art by Guillaume Martinez & Valentina Bianconi
Cover Art by Gianluca Gugliotta

Long time comics creator and Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez makes a triumphant return to conclude the fan-favorite Amory Wars, where death is only the beginning.

Claudio Kilgannon was thought dead by The Red Army, but a rising suspicion sends them on a trail to discover his fate.

If Claudio is in fact alive, he’ll be in dire straits amidst the mystery and mayhem that’s yet to unfold…

Sanchez teams with co-writer Chondra Echert and artist Guillaume Martinez for this epic maxi-series that acts as a companion story to the Coheed and Cambria album of the same name and is sure to appeal to readers of Descender and Saga!

Release Date: May 8, 2024

PCS NOTES: Fans of this property should be excited for this return!


Blood Hunters #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Christos Gage, Mark Russell, & Ericka Schultz
Art by Javier Garrón, Morry Hollowell, Bob Quinn, Matt Milla, Bernard Chang, & Marcelo Maiolo
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover Art by Greg Land & Frank D’Armata

The first in a new anthology series that explores how the shattering events of BLOOD HUNT cover the breadth of the Marvel Universe! HAWKEYE is on the run — but does he have enough trick arrows in his quiver to avoid both the long arm of the law AND vampires out for his blood?! MAN-WOLF and J. JONAH JAMESON do a little father-son bonding — while also fighting for their lives against a horde of bloodsuckers! And, in a continuing story, with CLOAK missing in action DAGGER strikes out in search of new and surprising allies. Witness the genesis of Marvel’s wildest team yet: the BLOOD HUNTERS! It all begins here!

Release Date: May 8, 2024

PCS NOTES: Marvel’s Blood Hunt event will generate a bunch of spinoff series like this one over the next few weeks. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/8/24”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/1/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/1/24

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.

May has arrived and the list of new debut issues is getting longer. Summer events are starting to kickoff and with Free Comic Book Day this weekend, publishers are making sure the shelves have a bunch of new series on them.

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, DSTLRY Media, Mad Cave Studios, Fantagraphics Books, Oni Press, DC Comics, Vault 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.

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Barbaric: Born in Blood #1
Vault Comics
Written by Michael Moreci
Art by Nathan Gooden & Fabi Marques
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover Art by Gooden

A new era of Barbaric begins!

Worried Axe is going to find out you fell behind on a few issues? Scared to admit that despite all your friends raving about Barbaric for years, you still haven’t joined in on the fun? Rejoice! For Barbaric: Born in Blood begins the next season of Owen, Axe, and Soren’s tale. Yes, that’s right! We did it…the thing everyone says they’re doing, even when they’re lying through their teeth: a genuinely good jumping on point. How, you ask? Well, it all starts with a compelling new bad guy.

Meet Orrick, the tortured barbarian now turned master torturer, who will take us deep into Owen’s past, revealing secrets that should have stayed buried…like Axe in a chest cavity slurping up that sweet, delicious blood. Will the cursed-to-do-good barbarian finally do some actual good? Probably not! But some much worse guys will almost certainly lose their heads. Yummy!

Release Date: May 1, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are very excited to see more from this excellent storyverse.


Bear Pirate Viking Queen #1
Image Comics
Written by Sean Lewis
Art by Jonathan Marks Barravecchia
Cover Art by Marks Barravecchia

From SEAN LEWIS (KING SPAWN) comes a blood-splattered story of conquest. Bears. Pirates. Vikings. And Queens—all battling for their claim to determine what the world will become.

Rendered in stunning watercolor by artist JONATHAN MARKS BARRAVECCHIA, it’s a gorgeous story of the blood spilled to make countries. And what’s cooler than bears, pirates, vikings, and queens???

With 72 stunning pages, it’s sure to be one of the most beautiful and thought-provoking books of the year.

Release Date: May 1, 2024

PCS NOTES: This is interesting. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 5/1/24”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 4/3/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 4/3/24

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.

April is here and this list of books is excellent. We are especially interested in the three Ghost Machine books debuting this week and what that means for the future of that imprint. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Oni Press, 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.

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New Series This Week 


Akogun: Brutalizer of the Gods #1
Oni Press
Written by Murewa Ayodele
Art by Adedotun Akande
Cover Art by Akande

In an age thought forgotten . . . when man, monster, and the divine all strode the Earth . . . a lone warrior emerges to test the immortality of the cruel gods who would deal destruction with impunity . . . He is a one-man reckoning that stands in defiance of his divine masters with a sword in hand and a thirst for godblood. His name: AKOGUN THE BRUTALIZER! In the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Thor, and the best-selling God of War franchise, superstars-in-the-making Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande—the creative duo behind I Am Iron Man and Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood—usher in a new epoch of African dark fantasyon the ancient continent of Alkebulan with amythic cycle of cosmic destiny and unrelenting warfare colliding man against god . . . and blade against blade! Told across three powerful, oversize, bi-monthly chapters, steady your mind and spirit for a glorious new comics milestone revealing the fabled origin and battle-tested fury of . . .Akogun: Brutalizer of Gods!

Release Date: April 3, 2024

PCS NOTES: Damn, this solicitation has me excited. 


Deadpool #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Cody Ziglar
Art by Rogé Antônio & Guru-eFX
Cover Art by Taurin Clarke

A NEW ERA FOR THE MERC WITH A MOUTH, AND A GUN, AND A SWORD… Cody Ziglar (MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN) has a wild ride planned for the Merc with the mouth! Introducing a terrifying new villain who won’t stop until he catches Wade in his DEATH GRIP. But all work and no play makes Deadpool a very dead boy!

Release Date: April 3, 2024

PCS NOTES: Cody Ziglar is really becoming a star, and we are excited to see what this new wild ride is all about. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 4/3/24”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/27/2024

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/27/2024

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 is a list of great books that we have been talking about for a while. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphic Books, Mad Cave Studios, and Boom! Studios.

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 


Batman: Dark Age #1
DC Comics
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Michael Allred & Laura Allred
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Cover Art by Allred & Allred

THE EISNER-NOMINATED SUPERMAN: SPACE AGE TEAM, MARK RUSSELL AND MIKE ALLRED, TAKE ON THE DARK KNIGHT!

Meet Bruce Wayne, Gotham’s favorite delinquent son. In an origin story like no other, witness the boy become a dark knight shaped by a city in turmoil as it marches towards its prophesied doom. Set against the backdrop of actual historical events, Gotham comes alive, filled with the iconic characters who’ve loved and hated Batman over the years like you’ve never seen them before. Spinning out of the Eisner-nominated Superman: Space Age, Mark Russell and Mike Allred return to give audiences a look at Batman as a figure in American history fighting for justice in a world gone mad.

Release Date: March 26, 2024

PCS NOTES: We are super excited for this series. We thoroughly enjoyed the Superman: Space Age series and are hopeful of that excellent storytelling will continue in this series. You can check out our SquadCast Episode with Mark Russell talking about this series and more, here.


Feral #1
Image Comics
Written by Tony Fleecs
Art by Trish Forstner, Tone Rodriguez, & Brad Simpson
Cover Art by Fleecs & Forstner

SERIES PREMIERE

A NEW HORROR FROM THE CREATORS OF STRAY DOGS!

Meet Elsie, Lord Fluffy Britches, and Patch, three indoor cats lost in the not-so-great outdoors during a nightmarish rabies outbreak.

Without their humans to protect them, the cats rush to find their way home before they’re eaten by the forest full of rabid beasts on their tails.

Don’t get bit.

Don’t get scratched.

Don’t become…FERAL.

Release Date: March 27, 2024

PCS NOTES: This is the NEW NUMBER ONE OF THE WEEK! We spoke to Tony Fleecs about this book last month on the SquadCast and have been excited for the public to get their hands on it. Check out the interview, here. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/27/2024”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/20/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/20/24

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.

While there is not a huge amount of new series this week, there are some very interesting ones on this list. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Humanoids, Inc., and Boom! Studios.

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 


Dawnrunner #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Ram V
Art by Evan Cagle & Dave Stewart
Letters by Aditiya Bidikar
Cover Art by Cagle

A century ago a portal opened over Central America and the Tetza that came through changed our world. Now the world bends all its effort to making the Iron Kings-great mechs that must battle the Tetza for humanity’s continued survival in gladiatorial combat. Anita Marr is the greatest of the pilots and is chosen to pilot a new prototype that could change the tide in humanity’s favor. An all-ages sci-fi epic from rising stars Ram V and Evan Cagle.

Release Date: March 20, 2024

PCS NOTES: This solicitation, cover, and title have me excited.


Dune: House Corrino #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Kevin J. Anderson & Brian Herbert
Art by Simone Ragozzone & Dan Jackson
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art by Raymond Swanland

House Corrino, once the deadliest House in the known universe as the Imperial family, set up the final pieces leading into the events of Dune and the fall of House Atreides.

While conflicts escalate between the Fremen and House Harkonnen on Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit keep a close eye on Jessica’s pregnancy, and House Atreides takes part in the plan to seal Ix’s fate…

Release Date: March 20, 2024 Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/20/24”

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/13/24

New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/13/24

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.

March has hit the ground running with some great new books and the future look bright as well. Some highly anticipated books are on this week’s list. We have books on this week’s list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Fantagraphics Books, AWA Studios, Boom! Studios, 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 


Batman / Dylan Dog #1
DC Comics
Written by Roberto Recchioni
Art by Werther Dell’Edera & Gigi Cavenago
Cover Art by Cavenago

DC’S WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE AND SERGIO BONELLI’S NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATOR UNITE! See how the fates of Batman and Dylan Dog intertwined in the past through their lethal nemeses: The Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime of Gotham City, and Professor Xabaras, a mad genius with a taste for bringing the dead back to life! Joker is in London to seal a hellish pact with Dylan Dog’s nemesis, the Mephistophelian Xabaras! The doorbell of Craven Road No. 7 screams, and beyond the doorway Bruce Wayne appears. For the Nightmare Investigator, an incredible adventure begins side by side with the Dark Knight. They’ll have to forge an uneasy alliance, putting aside their differences in order to successfully confront and defeat an evil that comes from the past…

Release Date: March 13, 2024

PCS NOTES: A Batman book that is reaching out to Europe. Stuff like this is encouraging because it exposes Batman fans to other genres and different types of comic characters. We are hopeful for a good story.


Batman and Robin and Howard #1
DC Comics
Written by Jeffrey Brown
Art by Brown
Cover Art by Brown

To Damian Wayne, there is nothing more important than protecting the streets of Gotham City as Robin. But when he makes a critical mistake while out on patrol, Damian finds himself benched, on top of transferring to a new school. When his new classmate Howard offers to show him the ropes, Damian finds himself in a challenge he never expected…

Release Date: March 13, 2024

PCS NOTES: Like the above book, we are getting another Batman related comic that is reaching out to other audiences than the usual denizens of Gotham fandom.


Black Widow & Hawkeye #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Stephanie Philips
Art by Paolo Villanelli & Mattia Iacono
Cover Art by Stephen Segovia & Jesus Aburtov

THE EYES OF A HAWK AND THE VENOM OF A WIDOW! Even when Black Widow and Hawkeye had no one to trust, they still had each other—even though their paths sometimes diverged. So when Clint Barton is accused of a rogue assassination attempt that puts the U.S. and Madripoor at odds, a symbiote-equipped Natasha Romanoff thinks nothing of coming to his aid. But as echoes of their past ripple into the present, it will take all their faith in each other—and the lessons learned along the way—to protect their futures. Join fan-favorite creators Stephanie Phillips (ROGUE & GAMBIT, CAPWOLF & THE HOWLING COMMANDOS) and Paolo Villanelli (CAPTAIN MARVEL: DARK TEMPEST, STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS) as they celebrate sixty years of Black Widow and Hawkeye with this new chapter IN the pair’s storied legacy!

Release Date: March 13, 2024

PCS NOTES: This looks like a cool new story for fans of these storied characters. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Series and Specials Coming the Week of 3/13/24”

Brainiac On Banjo: Superman Kills!?!

Brainiac On Banjo: Superman Kills!?!

“People say that life is good, but I just piss and moan. I got one foot on a banana peel, the other in the Twilight Zone.” Life Sucks And Then You Die, written by Mike Girard, Doug Forman and Rich Bartlett

It is well-known that the Man of Steel does not kill. However, that has not always been the case.

I just started rereading the first year of the Superman newspaper comic strip. It began publication near the beginning of 1939, five months prior to the release of the first Superman #1. Its circulation was mammoth, quickly appearing in virtually all major American cities and headlined by The New York Mirror, which ultimately had a daily circulation that was about the same as all three printings of Superman #1 combined. It is fair to say that, in these earliest days, the strip did quite a lot to maximize the Man of Steel’s popularity. The Adventures of Superman radio show, equally successful in widening the audience, didn’t start until a full year later.

Initially, the strip was produced by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s studio in Cleveland. Joe’s eyesight was pretty much shot by 1939, but he inked — at the very least — the character faces. The rest of the artwork was handled by Wayne Boring and Paul Cassidy. Continue reading “Brainiac On Banjo: Superman Kills!?!”