Friday FOC Roundup 1/4/19
Hey Super Friends! Well its Saturday instead of Friday, but better late than never right? We hope you all had a happy New Year! Anyway, here are the titles that are on Final Order Cutoff on Monday, January 7th. The majority of these titles will be in shops on January 30th. If you are interested in anything, please let us know BEFORE Monday to ensure that you get what you would like!
From Dark Horse Comics and in shops on 1/30 is Fight Club 3 #1 (of 12). Marla Singer is about to deliver her second child, but the daddy isn't her husband-it's Tyler Durden, who's very invested in his heir, and the world he'll inherit. Marla, her first son, and her husband-the unnamed narrator in the novel, who now goes by Balthazar-live in a rundown motel with sketchy neighbors. In the FIGHT CLUB 2 graphic novel, Tyler transformed Project Mayhem into Rize or Die-now, as a road to paradise presents itself, a new group has implemented a ruthless and deviant plan to fine-tune mankind, leading Balthazar to forge an unlikely alliance . . . with Tyler Durden.
Also from Dark Horse and in shops on 1/30 is Wyrd #1. There are problems, cases, too strange for US law enforcement to solve. Pitor Wyrd is the one who solves them-for a fee, of course. An unaging, invincible detective with a penchant for the strange, Wyrd is the one the government calls when things go very badly and very strange. This issue: Crimea. A failed attempt at recreating a certain US supersolider. A monster roaming the countryside. A trail of bodies. From writer Curt Piers and artist Antonio Fuso!
From DC and on FOC Monday is the Artgerm variant for Batgirl #31. Artgerm is off of Catwoman and switching to Supergirl, but in-between, hes doing a variant issue of Batgirl! In this issue, it's Batgirl for Congress! Plus, masked assassins and awkward exes! Barbara Gordon volunteers to campaign for an up-and-coming reformer candidate who wants to take on the GCPD. That puts Barbara in a tough spot against her father-police commissioner James Gordon. And just when things couldn't get any more awkward, a former flame reenters Barbara's life. Personal angst and a masked super-villain hunting a mystery target. It's gonna be a long day, Babs.
Also from DC and on FOC Monday, but in stores on March 13this the Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman Hardcover! Now 424 pages for $29.99, this book reprints some of the Dark Knights greatest stories throughout the ages with new stories, concept art, essays and so much more! Get ready for the release of Detective Comics #1000 by reading some of the best Batman stories in comic history!
Next from DC and in stores on 1/30 is the Flash Annual #2, which is a HEROES IN CRISIS TIE-IN! In Barry's grief and guilt following Wally West's death at Sanctuary, he refuses to divulge the heartbreaking news to the rest of the Flash family until he's searched every corner of the globe for his former partner- including inside the Speed Force itself. But his journey into the heart of all speedster powers inadvertently triggers the release of his long-lost ally Godspeed! And when Godspeed immediately races off to attack Kid Flash Wallace West, Barry must hunt his former friend and check in on his fellow speedsters. What is Godspeed planning and what does he want with the rest of the Flash Family? Can Barry protect everyone after he couldn't save Wally? With a heart-wrenching appearance from Wally's former sidekick, the recently returned Bart Allen, this annual is an absolute can't-miss for all Flash fans!
From DC and in stores on 3/27 is the Mera: Tidebreaker Trade Paperback from creators Danielle Paige and Stephen Byrne and the flagship title of the new DC Ink Young Adult reader line! Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown....When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry-the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?An astonishing story that explores duty, love, heroism, and freedom...all through the eyes of readers' favorite undersea royalty.
Also from DC and part of the DC Zoom Kids line is Super Sons: The Polarshed Project from writer Ridley Pearson and artist Ile Gonzalez! The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis-and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found.Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are opposite in every way except one-they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace? And what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything?
From Marvel and in stores January 30this Age of X-Man Alpha #1. Spinning out of the weekly Uncanny X-Men Series, The age of X-Man dawns...and the X-Men cannot stop it. From writer Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, and artist Ramon Rosanas, the next X-Men event starts here!
Next up from Marvel, a series of classic titles returns in the form of one-shots and the first one to make its debut is Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1. In celebration of Marvel's 80th anniversary and the comic books that captivated hearts and minds across generations, join us for two scintillating sci-fi stories - the first an extraterrestrial adventure by Cullen Bunn the likes of which haven't been seen in this or any other decade, and the second a tale of terror by Clay McLeod Chapman that could take place in your very own back yard! The secrets of the the universe lie waiting to be discovered, True-Believers, on a JOURNEY TO UNKOWN WORLDS!
From Boom! Studios and in stores on 1/20 is WWE Forever #1. Get ready for some old school action in this all-new special focusing on WWE Legends. The team of Michael Kingston & Michel Mulipola return to document the rise of the Excellence of Execution, Bret Hart; Brent Schoonover tells a tale of what happens when Bobby "The Brain" Heenan attempts to kidnap Matilda the Bulldog, and Lan Pitts & Carlos Magno reveal a showdown between Razor Ramon and Ted Dibiase at a jewelry shop, and more!
From Dynamite and on FOC Monday and in stores on 1/30 is Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1! His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity's darkest hour, he's the hero they need the most-alas, poor humanity. Peter Cannon-the man known as Thunderbolt-is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end. Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + the Divine) teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard (Doctor Aphra) as he returns to the superhero genre with a dark, humorous and relentless love song to the genre.