Friday FOC Roundup 10/26/18
Titles on cutoff MONDAY 10/29/18! If you are interested in adding any of these titles to your pull, please message us ASAP! The majority of these books will be in store on 11/21/18!
From Dark Horse and the world of Hellboy comes Crimson Lotus #1 (of 5) written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi with art by Mindy Lee. Before she became Lobster Johnson's greatest adversary, the Crimson Lotus was a young girl whose family was caught up in the Russo-Japanese war. Thirty years later, the Lotus exacts her revenge with terrifying international effects, and two spies must try to chase her through China before they become flies in her web.
Also from Dark Horse comes Lightstep #1 (of 5) written and drawn by Milos Slavkovic. January Lee is of royal descent, part of the ruling class that lives out their lives on accelerated, "Lightstepped" worlds where a single day is a lifetime on a normal planet. But her "holy ailment," which allows her to see the truth behind the Primogenitor's lies, marks her for banishment to the outer worlds. This is the beginning of a fantastic tale of alien worlds, a star-spanning empire, and rogues and rebels seeking a weapon hidden in the transmission of a radio drama from Earth thousands of years ago.
From DC/Vertigo and in stores on 11/21 is American Carnage #1. A new, thrilling crime saga from the writer of WILDSTORM: MICHAEL CRAY, Bryan Hill, and the artist of The Old Guard, Leandro Fernandez! Disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright is offered a chance for redemption when his old mentor sends him undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.
Also from DC and in stores on 11/28, is their holiday one-shot, DC Nuclear Winter Special #1. The holidays are tough enough as it is, but when you're living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or, you know, 2018) the world can seem bleaker than ever. So do yourself a favor this holiday season, break out your best eggnog and enjoy 10 all-new stories featuring the World's Greatest Heroes, including looks at the futures of Batman, Superman and the Flash, as well as many more denizens of the DC Universe.
Lastly in stores on 11/21 from DC, Shazam #1! The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!) Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family's future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don't miss the start of an epic run in the making as "Shazam and the Seven Realms" begins!
From IDW and in stores on 11/21, the Go-Bots are back with a new series and #1! Go-Bots have changed our way of life. Leader-1 is a self-aware fighter jet on a hostage rescue mission with his partner, Commander Nick Burns. Scooter is the personal transport and best friend to undergrad A.J. Foster. Turbo is Matt Hunter's transforming race car in the hottest sport in America, Go-Bot Racing. Cy-Kill is the champion of the illegal, underground Go-Bot Fighting League. A sophisticated sci-fi epic from the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. JOE. They say they're here to help us, but are they here to replace us?
Also from IDW and in stores on 11/21 is Night Moves #1 (of 5). Noir meets horror as small-time Vegas hustler Chris Dundee finds himself tangled in a web of danger and the occult. He's been on the wrong end of a pair of brass knuckles plenty of times, but this time he might be dealing with the devil himself. Special extra-long first issue at regular price! From the mind of VJ Boyd, co-executive producer of S.W.A.T. and producer of Justified, comes a fantastic new noir-ish tale!
Lastly from IDW, and in stores on 11/21 is Sukeban Turbo #1 (of 4). Shelby and her three best friends rule the streets of Brooklyn-and everyone in the neighborhood knows not to mess with the Sukeban Tribe. Inspired by the Japanese girl gangs of the 1970s, the teenagers ride scooters, armed with golf clubs and cash from selling drugs, and terrorize their classmates, parents, and anyone who dares defy them. But when they attack a classmate who hasn't paid what she owes, things start to get messy-and not in the fun way. Written by Sylvain Runberg (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and featuring art by Victor Santos (Violent Love)!
From Image, and in stores on 11/21 comes Middlewest #1 by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona! The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made. An unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name. From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family's history.
From Marvel, Infinity Wars Ghost Panther #1 (of 2) continues the mash-ups of marvel faves! Stripped of his kingdom, Prince T'Challa of Wakanda becomes a stunt performer under an assumed name...until a tragic accident and a sinister deal give him the power he needs to free his people!
Also from Marvel, a new one-shot called Spider Man Enter the Spider-verse #1 hits the shelf on 11/21. STEP INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE WITH A CADRE OF SPIDER-HEROES! With his ability to traverse the Multiverse, SPIDER-MAN assembles a team to track down a loose end from his past: the fate of the mighty GOG! Get ready for the upcoming film with this standalone adventure featuring some of your favorite Spider-Heroes: PETER PARKER! MILES MORALES! SPIDER-HAM! SPIDER-GWEN! SPIDER-PUNK! Also featuring a special presentation of SPIDER-MAN (2016) #1 - Miles Morales' first adventure in the Prime Marvel Universe!
Lastly from Marvel, Web of Venom Carnage Born #1 is a one-shot that hits the stands on 11/21. Join DONNY CATES as he continues to snake his tendrils through the VENOM mythos - this time visiting the sickening sociopath called CARNAGE! A cruel cannibal obsessed with death and murder, few mourned Cletus Kasady after he seemingly died in VENOMIZED. But now a cult devoted to the madman has gathered, hoping to resurrect their fallen idol and return his madness to the Marvel Universe...
From Boom! Studios and in stores on 11/21 is a new series called Smooth Criminals #1 (of 12). There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief from the 60s. Mia is everything Brenda is not-cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia-and how to pull off the heist of the century. Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) team with breakout artist Leisha-Marie Riddel (Goldie Vance) in a story about felonies and friendship.
From Dynamite, Bettie Page is back with a new #1! The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) show you all the stuff they cut out of the THE CROWN, as Bettie returns in THE PRINCESS AND THE PINUP!
From Archie Comics, Archie #700 hits the stands on 11/21! brand new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC's Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!
From Oni and in stores on 11/21 is Rick and Morty Presents Pickle Rick #1! The biggest pickle-sized character in pop culture comes to comics! In this reimagined version, written by Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars) and with art from series artists CJ Cannon and Brittany Peer, Rick gets out of some much-needed family therapy time by inventing a fruit gun, which he uses on himself, and things go...poorly. Yes, cucumbers are fruits! Plus, Jaguar's back and he's on a mission to save his daughter.