Friday FOC Roundup 10/6/18
Titles on cutoff MONDAY 10/8/18! 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 10/31/18
From DC, the Hanna Barbera mash ups continue with 4 new crossovers all 4 of which will be in shops on Halloween!
Deathstroke Yogi Bear Special #1. In Yellowstone Park, legends speak of a spirit bear referred to as "the Yogi," which few if any have actually encountered. Real or not, when a bear seems to have graduated from stealing picnic baskets to kidnapping actual campers, Ranger Smith decides it's time to stop this menace-so he calls on the services of Slade Wilson-a.k.a. Deathstroke-to get the job done. Plus, part one of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.
Green Lantern Huckleberry Hound Special #1 is set against the turbulent backdrop of the early 1970s, Green Lantern and Huckleberry Hound join forces to take a stand on the issues of that era. Returning from recent duty in Vietnam, veteran Marine John Stewart-now a member of the Green Lantern Corps-contemplates what, if anything, he should do about the issues tearing his country apart. Meanwhile, Huckleberry's comments against the Vietnam war have left him a celebrity outcast, and a visit back home to Mississippi puts him face to face with the Civil Rights Movement. What can one man-and one hound-do? Plus, part two of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.
Next up is Nightwing Magilla Gorilla Special #1. When a famous Hollywood talent agent is found brutally murdered, suspicion and evidence seem to point to his most famous client, Oscar winning actor Magilla Gorilla. Dick Grayson, already in Tinseltown to meet with said agent, senses something suspicious. Donning his Nightwing costume and joining forces with the simian suspect, he's got one night to prove that this monkey doesn't belong in a cage. Plus, part three of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.
Lastly, Superman Top Cat Special #1. It's Superman versus super food with Top Cat caught in the middle. While searching for his missing friend Bennie, TC uncovers a dietary danger that threatens the healthier portions of mankind, and it's up to the Man of Steel to stop the probiotic menace of Kalien! In the salad bar, no one can hear you scream. Plus, part four of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.
Also debuting on the Vertigo imprint for Halloween, Hex Wives #1 launches and is written by Ben Blacker with art by Mirka Andolfo! "The women are too powerful. They must be tamed." For hundreds of years a war has been waged between a coven of perpetually reincarnating witches and the all-male conspiracy known as the Architects. After the death of the lead Architect in 2005 it seemed the witches had finally defeated their foes. Now, 13 years later, waking up in a perfect cookie cutter home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a sunny corner of suburbia, Isadora has no recollection of her past life as the leader of a witch coven, nor her soulmate Nadiya, let alone the centuries-old war she has waged in defense of the soul of America...
From IDW, Road of the Dead Highway to Hell #1 lands in shops on 10/31. An over-the-top wild ride prequel to ROAD OF THE DEAD! Written by Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author and creator of V-WARS. The dead rose and are feasting on the living. A young scientist may hold the secret to a cure. Zombies and biker gangs want her dead. A bunch of losers in muscle cars and a hijacked tank will risk everything to save her.
From Image, Wytches is back! Kind of. Serving as both a stand-alone story in the WYTCHES world and a prequel to the highly anticipated WYTCHES, VOL. 2, "BAD EGG" tells the story of Seb and Jackson-two innocent teenagers reared on opposite sides of the eternal struggle between good and evil. Sebastian's mother is a member of "The Irons," the most ruthless Wytch hunters in history, while Jackson's family are "High Horn" Wytches. Can these two boys find friendship amidst this age-old blood feud, or are their fates already sealed? Collecting the entire IMAGE+ magazine run and, for the first time, the 13-page, pulse-pounding conclusion plus extra materials, WYTCHES: BAD EGG reunites the Eisner-award winning duo of SCOTT SNYDER and JOCK in a horror-filled romp just in time for Halloween!
From Marvel, The Avengers have their own Halloween Special that lands on…Halloween! TRICK OR TREAT, TRUE BELIEVERS! PLUS! Spooky stories starring the X-Men & Doctor Doom! Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these all-new twisted tales! Spanning the breadth of the Marvel Universe, through the macabre lens of a murderer's row of writers and artists assembled here, see your favorite heroes and villains as you've never seen them before! Also including the Marvel Comics writing debut of Jay Baruchel (This is the End; Goon)!
Also from Marvel, Spider Force #1 (of 3) launches on Halloween! A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! The deadliest mission in all of SPIDER-GEDDON has come up and Kaine has stepped forward for what he's sure will be a suicide mission. But he can't do it alone and Jessica Drew, A.K.A. Spider-Woman has signed on to help, but has Kaine told her the whole truth? With Ashley Barton, from the OLD MAN LOGAN universe, and two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid), Kaine's team is complete and their first mission may be their last!
Another Spider Geddon
Tie In kicks off on Halloween with Vault of Spiders #1 (of 2).
Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse! Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West, in an unforgettable story by CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) and JAVIER PULIDO (SHE-HULK). He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action SPIDER-MAN show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back in comics form in an insane story by JED MACKAY (EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON) and SHELDON VELLA (DEADPOOL, SPIDER-VERSE). And that's just a glimpse into the VAULT OF SPIDERS!
Lastly from Marvel, What If? Magik #1 is on FOC! Before she was Magik, Illyana Rasputin was just a kid whom Limbo chewed up and spit out seven years older. So it's no surprise that, at 15, she wants nothing to do with the X-Men...nothing to do with the New Mutants...and nothing to do with her own powers. It's not even surprising that she runs away... but where - and who - she ends up? Well, that's something you've never seen before.
From Black Mask, a new title makes its debut with Sex Death Revolution #1. Life is a story. Her's is being rewritten. Still reeling from the sudden collapse of her cover, Manhattanite sorceress Esperanza tries to rebuild. But everyone in her life is saying she's done and said things that never happened -- terrible things. Before she knows it, she's becoming someone entirely different. Someone she used to be, once upon a time. Life is full of ch-ch-ch-changes in this urban fantasy from Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim) and artist Becca Farrow (Ladycastle).
From Boom! Studios, Planet of the Apes Time of Man #1 is on FOC. Celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema's most important franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes' most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! Featuring stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes , and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.