Friday FOC Roundup 2/8/19
Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week! We are here tonight to bring you this weeks edition of Friday FOC Roundup! If you are joining us for the first time, Final Order Cutoff is our last chance to adjust our numbers on titles that are shipping in a month. FOC is done every Monday, and these titles are on FOC Monday, February 11thand MOST books will be in shop on March 6th. If you are interested in adding any of these books to your pull, please let us know ASAP BEFORE Monday!
From Dark Horse, and in stores on 3/6/19 is Astro Hustle #1 (of 4) from Jai Nitz and Tom Reilly. Chen Andalou, the black sheep of a prominent activist family, returns after being accidentally put in cryo-stasis for sixty years. Chen, a cosmic criminal, wakes up to find his younger brother is now the President of the Galaxy. Chen does what he knows best: he steals stuff and causes a problem.
Also from Dark Horse and in stores on 3/6/19 is Black Hammer ’45 #1, by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes and Matt Kindt. During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron was formed to fight the Axis powers. With occult threats from the German side, this team must save a family of scientists from the Nazi's, but the mysterious and dangerous Ghost Hunter is hot on their trail. From the World of Black Hammer comes a truly gripping tale of war and intrigue!
Lastly from Dark Horse and in stores on 3/6/19 is Disney Frozen Reunion Road #1. Anna and Elsa are invited to a harvest festival in the kingdom of Snoob! As they wonder about this faraway kingdom, they discover that Kai has a long-lost brother-in Snoob! This sets them on an adventure to reunite the two brothers . . . Join the Arendelle sisters, with Kai, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, on a road to reunion, where surprises await at every twist and turn!
From DC and in stores on 3/6/19 is Deathstroke #41, a prelude to the Terminus Agenda Crossover! The road to the highly anticipated Teen Titans/Deathstroke crossover event starts here! Deathstroke's body count has grown even higher after murdering his therapist en route to escaping from Arkham Asylum, which prompts Commissioner Gordon to expose Slade's identity as Deathstroke to the public! Now the world's most wanted criminal, the walls are closing in on Slade Wilson, and a new threat, Damian Wayne's newest Teen Titans, waits around the corner...Is there any hope of escape for the World's Deadliest Assassin?
Next from DC is Green Arrow #50! Spinning out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE and HEROES IN CRISIS! When a black ops organization discovers Green Arrow's long-held secret-a mysterious weapon in the form of a box, given to him by the Justice League-they'll deploy their top undercover agent: Black Canary! On opposite sides of this festering secret, Green Arrow and Black Canary will clash as only two lovers can-by aiming straight for the heart! A mystery six months in the making, the box that can destroy the Justice League will be opened...and the Emerald Archer's world will be forever changed. This extra-sized anniversary issue of Green Arrow's life isn't just ending...it's burning to the ground!
Harley keeps killing it with the variant covers and #59 is no slouch as Derrick Chew knocks it out of the park on this one! When Harley Quinn awoke one morning from troubled dreams, she found herself transformed into a horrible vermin! "What th' heck's goin' on?" she thought. But it wasn't just a dream...it was the next trial of Harley Quinn!
Lastly from DC/Vertigo and in stores on 3/6/19 is Second Coming #1. Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world's favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he's shocked to discover what has become of his gospel-and now, he aims to set the record straight.
From IDW and in stores on 3/6/19 is the Maxx 100 Page Giant! Sam Kieth's The Maxx is one of the quirkiest characters ever conceived in comics. Beautiful, touching stories, crafted by one of our most innovative storytellers, this oversized book culls together a sampling from throughout The Maxx's run, offering a perfect place to get reacquainted with an old friend or an excellent chance to delve into a world like no other for the first time!
Also from IDW and in stores on 3/6/19 is Star Trek Discovery Captain Saru. An all-new Discovery adventure that ties directly into season 1 of the hit CBS All Access show! Soon after the events on Q'onoS, the Discovery receives a distress call from someone from Tilly's past. It's up to Commander Saru to lead the crew against this sinister alien threat in his first mission as acting captain!
From Marvel, and in stores on 3/6/19 is Age of X-Man Prisoner X #1 (of 5). In the Age of X-Man, when you break the law, you aren't sent to just any prison. You're sent to the Danger Room...a penitentiary filled with the roughest and meanest mutants that don't fit into X-Man's utopia. They each have a reason for being there. And they're all ready to kill each other. But that's about to change, because the newest prisoner just arrived...Lucas Bishop!
Next from Marvel and in stores on 3/6/19 is Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys the Marvel Universe #1 (of 6). Comedians Paul Scheer and Nick Giovanetti take the helms of Marvel’s hottest new mash-up character! The Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past, so he might as well have some fun with the origins of the Marvel Universe, right?! After going back in time and trying to kill Thanos as a baby, Frank Castle has sworn off trying to alter history. But when he arrives in Earth's past at the birth of the Fantastic Four, how can he resist jumping in on the fun?!
Up next from Marvel and in stores on3/6/19 is Domino Hotshots #1 (of 5). BULLY, BRAWLER, MERCENARY, SPIES: THE MARVEL UNIVERSE'S HOTTEST TEAM IS HERE!Domino and her pals Outlaw and Diamondback are caught between warring nations! And it'll take a whole new crew of international women of mystery to sort it out! Featuring the titanic talents of Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and David Baldeón (Spirits of Vengeance)!
Next from Marvel and in stores on 3/6/19 is Meet the Skrulls #1 (of 5). WHO DO YOU TRUST?The Warners are your typical family. Dad works at Stark. Mom works in a senator's office. Jennifer and Alice are students at Stamford High School. The only thing that makes them different is that they're shape-shifting Skrulls and have infiltrated our society to pave the way for a Skrull invasion. Robbie Thompson (SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL) and Niko Henrichon (DOCTOR STRANGE, Pride of Baghdad) bring the Marvel Universe down to earth with a bold new look at the Skrulls that will test even YOUR loyalty.
Lastly from Marvel comes Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #1 (of 5). WHO IS DARTH VADER? He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor. The first issue of a new STAR WARS limited series, writer Dennis Hopeless (CLOAK AND DAGGER, JEAN GREY) sheds new light on the many sides of the galaxy's greatest villain.
From Boom! Studios and in stores on 3/6/19 is Ronin Island #1. After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy...a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.
From Dynamite, and in stores on 3/6/19 is Obey Me #0. Based on the action game Obey Me on PC and consoles. Locked in a millennial conflict, the forces of Heaven and Hell wage war in the Material Realm using servants and mortals as proxies. Vanessa Held is a low-ranking lesser demon serving Ammon, the Archduke of Greed. She takes part in missions to further her boss' plans while collecting the souls of those who had sold their soul to him. Join Vanessa and her Hellhound companion Monty through their assignments, becoming more powerful while taking on demons, corrupted humans and more. Welcome to the world of "Obey Me.” A wicked Mafia Don sold his soul to the devil and thought he could escape the pact. Ammon, the demon who sealed the pact is not having it, so he has sent one of his operatives to take the soul that is his property. Vanessa Held is tasked to find the target and reap his soul and for that purpose, she will be joined by Monty, a demon who committed a great sin and was punished, becoming a Hellhound, a familiar of sorts for younger demons, to serve as a mentor and guide.
Also from Dynamite and in stores on 3/6/19 is The Six Million Dollar Man #1! CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS and DAVID HAHN proudly present a story from a time when there wasn't internet, but there WERE cyborgs!It's the 1970s. Things are going great. Steve Austin (used to be an astronaut, now has robo-parts & a laser eye) heads to Japan to help Secret Agent Niko Abe stop a madman with missiles. Steve figures, no sweat. But then...sweat. How's Steve going to complete his mission, when his fancy $6,000,000 body starts (DRASTICALLY) depreciating in value!?
From Oni Press and in stores on 3/6/19 is Morning in America #1. The year is 1983. A series of disappearances afflicts Tucker, Ohio following the opening of a mysterious new factory. But when the town finds itself under siege from strange monsters, it's up to intrepid girl gang of no-account teen delinquents to try and figure out what's happening-and save everyone's lives before it's too late.