Welcome to the New Number Ones!
We are trying something new this month. Each Wednesday we will give you the list of new series and special editions in a post highlighting what you need to put in your cart at the comic shop or digital marketplace.
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.
This month we have noticed a couple of trends. First, the fallout of last week’s Hellfire Gala will have effects on the rest of the Marvel universe; so keep an eye out for those new books. Secondly, DC Comics is not heavy in the debut release category this month, but we expect that to change in September. Lastly, there are a bunch of really excellent new series coming your way from new and established creators.
This week, we have books on the list from: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Fantagraphic Books, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Mad Cave Studios, and Titan Comics.
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.
Astonishing Iceman #1
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Vincenzo Carratu & Javier Tartaglia
Cover Art by Jesus Saiz
THE OMEGA-LEVEL MUTANT AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE!
After the events of this year’s can’t-miss HELLFIRE GALA, BOBBY DRAKE, A.K.A. ICEMAN, sets his sights on heroic deeds like never before. But as a new situation develops that links Iceman to his Antarctic ice palace, he’ll have to be slicker than ever to accomplish his mission before ORCHIS knows what hit them! An all-new adventure that’ll push Iceman to the limits of his powers…and beyond!
Release Date: August 2, 2023
PCS NOTES: We are super excited to see this amazing character in the hands of Steve Orlando and team. I promises to be a fantastic ride.
Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer #1
Written by Casey Gilly
Art by Oriol Roig & Gloria Martinelli
Cover Art by Ario Anindito
Thess is all grown up, having taken up the mantle as the new Slayer!
But with new responsibilities comes new enemies, and a mysterious clan will do anything to get to her, even if it means using her friends as bait.
Fans won’t want to miss this brand new mini series from veteran Buffy scribe Casey Gilly, set after the events of Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer Special #1!
Release Date: August 2, 2023
PCS NOTES: This is a fun direction for this fan favorite franchise. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Releasing for the Week of August 2, 2023”