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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”

New Number Ones: New Comics Releasing for the Week of August 16, 2023

New Number Ones: New Comics Releasing for the Week of August 16, 2023

Welcome to the New Number Ones!

Each Wednesday we bring 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.

In this week’s column, 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 fallout of last month’s Hellfire Gala will have effects on the rest of the Marvel universe; so keep an eye out for those new books.

This week, we have books on the list from: Marvel Comics,  Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Archie Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, and First Second Books.

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 


Alpha Flight #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Ed Brisson
Art by Scott Godlewski & Matt Milla
Cover Art by Leonard Kirk & Edgar Delgado

SAVING CANADA…FROM THE MUTANT MENACE?!

GUARDIAN, PUCK, SNOWBIRD and SHAMAN return, as a terrestrial ALPHA FLIGHT bursts onto the scene! But what schism will pit these heroes against their former teammates AURORA, NORTHSTAR and NEMESIS, as well as Aurora’s beau, FANG? The FALL OF X has changed the game, and will Alpha Flight soar to new heights…or be crushed under the weight of an impossible mission?

Release Date: August 16, 2023

PCS NOTES: Alpha Flight written by Ed Brisson is one of the great gifts that the comic gods could grant this summer. Continue reading “New Number Ones: New Comics Releasing for the Week of August 16, 2023”

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”

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

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

This is the first column of the year for our fan-favorite New Number Ones: One-Shots & Specials column.

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 here.

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: First Second Books, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, and Oni Press.


Now Let Me Fly: A Portrait of Eugene Bullard HC
First Second Books
Written by Ronald Wimberly
Art by Brahm Revel
Cover Art by Revel

ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

From author Ronald Wimberly, creator of the viral comic Lighten Up, comes a soaring graphic biography that casts new light on the first African-American fighter pilot.

On the eve of World War I, Eugene Bullard was a refugee of the Jim Crow South who was determined to find a place where a Black man would be treated as a fellow human being. His search took him from rural Georgia to the streets of Paris, from the vaudeville stage to the boxing ring, and finally, from the muddy trenches to the open skies. In 1914, Bullard joined the fight to defend France—and made history as the world’s first African American fighter pilot.

In this candid but sensitive portrait of Bullard, author Ronald Wimberly balances the personal and the historical to interrogate concepts of cynicism, idealism, fear, glory, and the pervasiveness of anti-Black racism.

Release Date: January 3. 2023

PCS NOTES: This is the kind of important content that needs to be seen in the comic form. Continue reading “New Number Ones: One-Shots and Special Editions for January 2023”