Friday FOC Roundup for 3/29/19
Not really Friday but a beautiful snowy Saturday morning. The books on this list are on Final Order Cutoff on Monday, April 1stand in shops on Wednesday, April 24th. If you would like to add any of these titles to your pull, please let us know before the end of the day on Monday, April 1stto guarantee that you get a copy!
From DC this week, Josh Middleton is back on Batgirl Variants with issue #34 in shop on 4/24. When Barbara Gordon confronts her father about James Jr.'s return to Gotham City, the stress between them causes the two to finally break apart. As a result, Babs has to move into her own apartment...but her celebration is cut short when her check bounces! Batgirl returns to Burnside to find out if you really can go home again-spoiler alert: you can't when the Terrible Trio has taken over!
Also from DC and in stores on 4/24, Clayton Crain is back on variants for Justice League Dark! Wonder Woman and her team of mystical misfits are on their last legs against Doctor Fate and his Lords of Order. As the magical community surrounds them, the Justice League Dark searches the world over for their one chance at stopping Doctor Fate and the Otherkind and saving magic: Mordru, the Lord of Chaos!
Next from DC and in stores on 4/24, Rafael Albuquerque hits a home run with the Shazam #5 Variant. In the latest chapter of "Shazam and the Seven Magic Lands," the kids visit the Gamelands, a colorful world of races and games where all that matters are your high scores! But as good as Pedro and Eugene are with their arcade cred, can they score high enough to survive it?
From IDW and in stores on 4/24 is Dick Tracy Forever #1 written and drawn by Micael Avon Oeming. Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avon Oeming on a startling case through time and space! From the mind of Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers!
Next from IDW is Ghost Tree #1. Seeking a refuge from an unhappy life, Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan to find a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it, including his Grandfather. Brandt attempts to heal some of history's wounds but will he be able to find any measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns?
Lastly from IDW, and in stores on 4/24 is Star Trek Year Five #1. The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They've traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they'll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original Five Year Mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series!A new continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission! The classic crew is back in all -new stories featuring your favorite characters from the Original Series! Featuring a new cover by legendary artist Greg Hildebrandt!
From Image and in stores on 4/24 is Ascender #1. "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part One. Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER! Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER's storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed... Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same!
From Marvel and in stores on 4/24 is Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #1 (of 5). A CALL TO ADVENTURE ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE GALAXY! THE COMIC TIE-IN TO THE THEME PARK! BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market - or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous DOK-ONDAR, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space! But the evil FIRST ORDER has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake! The road to Black Spire's possible salvation might begin in the past...with a job HAN SOLO and his partner CHEWBACCA pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing Star Wars saga begins this April with ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE) AND WILL SLINEY'S (BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY) GALAXY'S EDGE - the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park.
Next up from Marvel and in stores on 4/24 is Thanos #1 (of 6). THANOS IS DEAD!
Executed by the deadliest assassin in the galaxy...his daughter, Gamora. But before their relationship came to a bloody end, how did it begin? Find out in this all new miniseries by Tini Howard (MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH and AGE OF CONAN: BELIT) and Ariel Olivetti (DEATH OF THE INHUMANS)!
Next from Marvel and in stores on 4/24 is another War of the Realms tie in with War of the Realms Uncanny X-Men #1 (of 3). The War of the Realms has come to Midgard...and Westchester! Malekith's forces are invading Earth, and the heroes of Earth are joining with the heroes of Asgard to fight them back! Who better to lead the X-Men into that war than their very own Valkyrie, Dani Moonstar?
From AfterShock and in stores on 4/24 is the Replacer Graphic Novella. The 1990's. Tragedy strikes the Beharrell family in the form of a debilitating stroke. Now the youngest child in the family is convinced his paralyzed father didn't truly fall ill but is pos-sessed by something sinister. He believes a demon, THE REPLACER, has come to take away his jolly, agreeable, tech-obsessed Dad. But no one seems to see the monster - and with every passing day, his father falls deeper into the clutches of evil.Based on Zac Thompson's true story of coming to terms with a disabled parent, THE RE-PLACER is a complete 64-page graphic meditation on loss, tragedy and fear told through the eyes of a nine-year-old - a horror tale about learning to walk again, even if a demon has to teach you how to do it. A bizarre mashup of IT, The Exorcist and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, with stunning visuals by Arjuna Susini (Made Men), THE REPLACER is not for the faint of heart.
From Archie Comics and in stores on 4/24 is Jughead the Hunger Vs Vampironica #1. In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can't be good for poor ol' Jug and Vampironica, you can count on that much...
From Vault Comics and in stores on 4/24 is Queen of Bad Dreams #1. When a dream entity known as a figment emerges from a dreamer's mind, it's Daher's job as an IJ to track them down and make the call: reinsert the figment, or grant them agency in our world. After an especially powerful figment escapes the dreams of an even more powerful politician's son, Daher is pulled headlong into an investigation that traces all the way back to the incident that sent dreams, even nightmares, spilling into our reality.
From Valiant and in stores on 4/24 is Punk Mambo #1 (of 5). Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to the Bayou. Now, she's a mystical mercenary for hire.In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (X-Force) comes this hilariously horrifying tale.