Friday FOC Roundup for 4/12/19
HEY its Friday! I did it! YAY! Howdy Super Friends, and welcome to your weekly Friday Final Order Cutoff Roundup! Final Order Cutoff is our last chance to adjust numbers on comics a month before they ship out, and is YOUR last chance to GUARANTEE that you get a copy of a book that you’d like! These titles are on FOC Monday, April 15thand will be in shops on Wednesday, May 8th! If you are interested in anything, please let us know BEFORE Monday!
From DC this week, Batman and the Outsiders is back on FOC and in shops on May 8th! When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of an organization called the Ark. Now all but one of them have turned up dead...and Batman needs to locate Sofia Barrera before the wrong people get their hands on her-and her surprising power! But it wouldn't be Batman without a hidden agenda, would it? And when Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal and Orphan find out what Batman is really up to, their every loyalty will be called into question. Main cover by Tyler Kirkham, variant cover by Stjepan Sjeic, and a Blank cover too!
Also from DC and in stores on 5/8 is the ArtGerm variant to Catwoman #11. Asking the question, "Who is Selina Kyle?" has gotten folks hurt in the past...but this time it's Selina asking about herself. Meanwhile, the disgraced Creel family are marshalling their resources to make a return to Villa Hermosa and claw their way back to the top.
Next up from DC and in stores on 5/8 is Flash #70! "The Flash Year One" starts here! Barry Allen feels helpless in his life in Central City. As a forensic scientist, he's always catching criminals after they've committed their crimes. All that changes one fateful night when Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals. When he wakes from a coma, he realizes he can run at incredible speeds. Can Barry master these powers and be the hero his city needs...or will the powers burn through him?
Lastly from DC, and in shops on 5/8 is the gorgeous Justice League Odyssey #9 variant by Lucio Parillo! In this issue, Cyborg stands alone against the unstoppable fury of the Eskaton! To save life itself, the rest of his rogue Justice League team of Jessica Cruz, Starfire and Azrael must stand with the greatest evil in the Multiverse--and that means battling everything the feral Ghost Sector can throw at them. The fate of the Ghost Sector hangs in the balance, but has the Odyssey team picked the right side?
From IDW and in stores on 5/8 is Gears of War Hivebusters #1 (of 5). From the creators of Gears of War and Kurtis Wiebe, the writer of the hit Rise of RAAM miniseries, comes a pulse-pounding new mission with a whole new squad-Team Scorpio! After successfully busting a Swarm hive on the remote island of Pahanu, this suicide squad will face their most dangerous mission yet-going after the Swarm that decimated the home settlement of one of their own!
Next from IDW and in stores on 5/8 is Samurai Jack Lost Worlds #1! "Samurai Jack 2.0"! Under the leadership of the benevolent Samurai Jack, society has prospered-everything is in line with his philosophies, his storied stoicism, and of course his hair. Of course, this is all news to Jack who doesn't much care for this impostor using his name. But which one is the real Samurai Jack? A bold new miniseries from Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe,Clue) and Adam Bryce Thomas (Sonic the Hedgehog)!A new Samurai Jack adventure in every issue!
From Image and in stores on 5/8 is Excellence #1. Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with greater potential-but never themselves.Now it's time for Spencer to follow in his father's footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?
From Marvel and in stores on 5/8 the Star Wars Age of Rebellion continues with a spotlight on Boba Fett! THE HUNTER'S HEART!As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy. But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain? Find out what kind of heart - if any - beats under that MANDALORIAN armor!
Next up from Marvel and in stores on 5/8 is another War of the Realms tie in! New Agents of Atlas #1 (of 4) FEATURING MARVEL'S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER!As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it's time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his "protectors" -- Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel's newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE!
From Dynamite this week and in stores on 5/8 is one of the weirdest crossovers I have ever seen! Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica #1! Mystery, murder, and mayhem descends on Riverdale as four of your favorite comic book women meet for the first time. A string of paranormal, unsolved murders leads the vampire hunter Vampirella and her sword-wielding barbarian partner Red Sonja to the small, sleepy town where things always seem to happen... There they discover Betty and Veronica, investigative reporters for the high school newspaper, also hot on the trail of the same killer.