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Preview Reviews for the Week of 3/13/2024: Helen of Windhorn, I Heart Skull-Crusher, Napalm Lullaby, and Wrong Earth: Dead Ringers

Preview Reviews for the Week of 3/13/2024: Helen of Windhorn, I Heart Skull-Crusher, Napalm Lullaby, and Wrong Earth: Dead Ringers

There are four New Number Ones that debut today that we want to tell you about. Typically, in this column, we bring you advanced reviews of comics that are coming out this week.

This week, we have comics from four different publishers, which is something that we love to see. The ironic thing about this group is that three of the books are examples of creative teams from previous series reuniting for these new comics. We have Helen of Windhorn #1 from Dark Horse Comics, I Heart Skull-Crusher #1 from Boom! Studios, Napalm Lullaby #1 from Image ComicsWrong Earth: Dead Ringers #1 from Ahoy Comics.

You can find these books at your LCS or wherever you buy books today March 13, 2024.

Also the rest of the #NewNumberOnes for the week are here.

Helen of Windhorn #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Tom King
Art by Bilquis Evely
Colors by Matheus Lopes
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover Art by Evely & Lopes

Original Solicitation:

From the Eisner award-winning and bestselling creative team of Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow comes this Gothic sword and sorcery epic that’s “Conan the Barbarian meets The Wizard of Oz.” Following the tragic death of her late father C.K. Cole, the esteemed pulp writer and creator of the popular warrior character Othan; Helen Cole is called back to her Grandfather’s enormous and elustrious estate: Wyndhorn House. Scarred by Cole’s untimely passing and lost in a new, strange world, Helen wreaks drunken havoc upon her arrival; however, her chaotic ways begin to soften as she discovers a lifetime of secrets hiding within the myriad rooms and hallways of the expansive manor. For outside its walls, within the woods, dwell the legendary adventures that once were locked away within her father’s stories.

PCS Review:

This series has been mentioned as a spiritual successor to Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and that is an easy comparison. That entire team is back for this creator-owned book, and they have strong independent leading women. However, I feel that comparison does a disservice to Helen. This book is amazing as is Supergirl, but readers should take each story on its own.

Tom King and Bilquis Evely craft a fantastic world in the pages of this book that are tinged with despondence and tragedy. The narrative is expertly crafted and King’s use of a hostile narrator adds a level of uncomfortability to the reading experience that requires that the reader not to turn away.

The characters, particularly the title character, are compelling and expertly crafted. The visual tapestry that Evely and Matheus Lopes weave is stunning and intoxicating. Clayton Cowles is one of the best letterers in the business and brings his “A” game to this book.

When I finished reading this book, I was disappointed because I didn’t want it to end. And now I can’t wait for issue two. Continue reading “Preview Reviews for the Week of 3/13/2024: Helen of Windhorn, I Heart Skull-Crusher, Napalm Lullaby, and Wrong Earth: Dead Ringers”

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.

New Series
New One-Shots and Special Editions

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”