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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”

New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/4/23

New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/4/23

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.

As the calendar has turned to October, the “Spooky Season” is in full effect. This month has a lot of Halloween themed content. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more. Also, you will notice that the number of one-shots and graphic novels getting highlighted on this list is getting more abundant. I don’t think that is a bad thing.

We have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Mad Cave Studios, Vault Comics, Image Comics, IDW Entertainment, Fantagraphic Books, Drawn and Quarterly, 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 


Abbott: 1979 #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Saladin Ahmed
Art by Sami Kivelä
Cover Art by Taj Francis

On the eve of the 1980s and the Reagan Administration, Detroit is burdened with an oppressive darkness-both political and supernatural.

Dejected and tough tabloid reporter Elena Abbott, who previously defeated the occult forces responsible for her husband’s death, must dig herself out from rock bottom if she’s going to save Detroit from the Umbra, one last time…

As the trilogy’s final chapter by Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed and artist Sami Kivelä opens, Elena will have to contend with the dark cloud hanging over Detroit… and over her personally.

Release Date: October 4, 2023

PCS NOTES: We are excited to see this next chapter to Elena Abbott’s story on our solicitation list.


Alice Cooper #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Rodney Barnes
Art by Edu Menna
Cover Art by Stuart Sayger

Legendary rock acts are finding themselves attacked by demonic forces. The police investigate, but there’s little to nothing they can do to stop the problem.

At the same time, Alice Cooper has a new album out and is in the midst of a promotional tour. It’s great to see all his fans again, but there’s a disturbing trend happening in every city – more and more of his audience appear to be undead! Complicating matters, when he goes to bed at night he ventures into the Nightmare Place. When he awakens, he’s in another city standing before a throng of fans, where he meets the Archangel Gabriel.

Gabriel tells him there’s a great music club called Burning Meat where the souls of legendary musicians hang out, watching the headliner – Lucifer – play his own personal style of rock music to the raucous applause of the demons in attendance. Now, Lucifer wants to take the show to Earth and the only thing stopping him is… Alice freakin’ Cooper!

Composed and arranged by writer RODNEY BARNES and artist EDU MENNA, this power anthem of an issue has its amps turned up to 11 with a trio of amazing covers from JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (Rodney Barnes’s collaborator on Killadelphia), the incredible STUART SAYGER, and master of horror ANDREW MANGUM – all capped off with a classic photo cover of the man himself: Alice Cooper!

Release Date: October 4, 2023

PCS NOTES: This looks fun.


The Devil That Wears My Face #1
Mad Cave Studios
Written by David Pepose
Art by Alex Cormack
Cover Art by Cormack

The year is 1740, and the Vatican is in turmoil. Grappling with a profound crisis of faith, outcast exorcist Father Franco Vieri is dispatched on a mission of grave importance — to rescue a Spanish nobleman from the clutches of the sadistic demon known as Legion. But when the exorcism goes tragically wrong, Vieri finds himself trapped in a stranger’s body… and learns what horrors lie ahead when the Devil wears his face. Equal parts Face/Off and The Exorcist, Ringo Award-winning writer David Pepose and Bram Stoker Award-nominated artist Alex Cormack conjure a harrowing tale of terror, action, and body-swap intrigue that will leave comic readers at the edge of their seats.

Release Date: October 4, 2023

PCS NOTES: This book has a cool premise and a great creative team. We are looking forward to it. Continue reading “New Number Ones – New Comic Series and Specials Coming the Week of 10/4/23”

New Number Ones: One-Shots and Special Editions for July 2023

New Number Ones: One-Shots and Special Editions for July 2023

Welcome to our New Number Ones: One-Shots & Specials for July 2023.

In this regular column, we collect the one-shot books, special anthologies, and original graphic novels that are being released this month. You can check out our regular New Number Ones column for the month and see what new series are starting this month.

There is an alphabetical list of these special books below by release date, and don’t forget to check for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about these comics.

There are books on the list from: DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Fair Square Comics, Drawn and Quarterly, First Second Books, Boom! Studios, Source Point Press, IDW Publishing, and Clover Press.


Clark & Lex GN TP
DC Comics
Written by Brendan Reichs
Art by Jerry Gaylord
Cover Art by Gaylord

Original Graphic Novel

Struggling with understanding why his parents demand he hide his amazing superpowers, Clark has no problem using a bit of super-speed or super-strength to give himself that extra edge as quarterback of the football team or while doing his chores around the farm.

And when LuthorCorp holds a competition to find the best and brightest for a summer internship in Metropolis, Clark decides to use his X-ray vision in order to cheat his way in, especially since it might provide the means of getting out of Smallville. Amazingly, Clark is not the only competitor with special abilities…just ask his newfound friend, Lex Luthor.

But as the kids go missing one by one, the boys realize the competition may not be all it seems. Can Clark put aside his pride for the sake of the team and become the friend and leader they will need to overcome LuthorCorp’s ambitions?

From New York Times bestselling author Brendan Reichs and artist Jerry Gaylord comes a fresh twist to a familiar face that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Release Date: July 4, 2023

PCS NOTES: We continue to be excited by DC’s YA and Kids reimagination of classic characters.


A Boy Named Rose TP
Fair Square Comics
Written by Gaelle Geniller
Art by Geniller
Cover Art by Geniller

Original Graphic Novel

Paris. The 1920s. Rose is a boy and, like all the girls he’s spent time with since he was born, he wants to dance at “Le Jardin”, the cabaret managed by his mother. As Rose blossoms into a 19 year old young man, he discovers love and tries to find his place in a society that’s not ready to welcome true love between two men with open arms.

PRIDE Month is there and we decided to celebrate Love like there’s no tomorrow! Created and beautifully drawn by Gaelle Geniller, A BOY NAMED ROSE is going to make you fall in love with this story, set in Art Deco Paris and where a young man discovers who he really is in a place filled with entertainment and drama. What is Rose’s place in the world? Is he just a boy? Is he a girl inside? Rose just wants to be accepted for who he really is and live, love and dance as free as he can be. A beautiful LGBTQIA+ tale from a time where loving differently was a challenge, A BOY NAMED ROSE will move you, in all its subtleness and tenderness.

Release Date: July 5, 2023

PCS NOTES: I am looking forward to reading this.


The Rock Gods of Jackson, Tennessee TP
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Rafer Roberts
Art by Mike Norton
Cover Art by Norton

Original Graphic Novel

It’s 1989 and Marty Ward-Jackson, Tennessee’s number one juvenile delinquent-never wanted to join the Rock Gods. After all, who wants to play with nerds like Jonny, Lenny, and Doug? But after the high schoolers stumble into the gig of a lifetime-opening for local rock legend Tommi Tungstun-the four outcasts must put aside their differences and play together if they want to achieve their dreams of fame, freedom, and popularity. Standing in these future superstars’ way are: their parents, their teachers, a school full of jerks and bullies, a townful of bad bosses, sanctimonious preachers, and corrupt politicians, each other, and a rampaging horde of mutated monsters tearing through Jackson and eating everything in their path. Wait. Monsters?!?!

Release Date: July 5, 2023

PCS NOTES: We have been anticipating this book for a while and can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it. Continue reading “New Number Ones: One-Shots and Special Editions for July 2023”