Friday FOC Roundup for 4/5/19
Not really Friday, again, because I was up at a punk concert last night so I didn’t get to any writin, but here it is early-ish Saturday Morning! Yay! All of these titles are on Final Order Cutoff (our last chance to adjust numbers before the books ship out) on Monday, April 8th. If you would like to add any of these books to your subscription, please let us know BEFORE Monday! The majority of these books will be in shops on Wednesday May 1st! The theme of this FOC Roundup seems to be swords and knives. Check out all those weapons in the pictures!
From Dark Horse this week, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Beasts of Burden returns with the start of a 2 issue miniseries called Presence of Others. A team of paranormal investigators poking around Burden Hill disturb the graveyard where the "Master" lies, setting off a chain of events that will have serious consequences for the animal defenders of the haunted town.
From DC this week, The Batman Damned Hard Cover is on Final Order Cutoff with an in-store date of 9/4/19 and will have a cover price of $29.99. If you missed out on the single issues because of all the controversy, here’s your chance to read the story with out spending an arm and a wang!
Also from DC and in stores on 5/1 is the amazingly popular Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1! The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trilogy. Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe-and no universe is safe from his wrath! Co-published with IDW.
Next up from DC is DCeased #1 (of 6) in stores on 5/1. A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first...but what happens to the World's Greatest Heroes if the world ends? New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead). With amazing covers by Greg Capullo, Francesco Mattina, and Yasmin Putri!
Lastly from DC and in stores on 5/1 is Harley Quinn #61! Harley Quinn welcomes new series artist Otto Schmidt! Harley travels to Gotham City to blow off some steam with her friend Catwoman in the best way she knows how... No, not a bank robbery... Game Night! But the good, clean fun soon turns into a nightmare when they discover that the game is cursed, and that they've inadvertently turned Gotham City into something straight out of a fantasy RPG! Now, with the entire city gone insane, Harley Quinn is the only one who remembers reality...but will anyone believe her? Main cover by Guillem March with a variant by Frank Cho!
From IDW’s Black Crown imprint, and in stores on 5/1 is Eve Stranger #1. You have unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities. And your bloodstream is filled with nano bombs. The contents of a syringe will deactivate them for a week and also wipe your memory. So what happens when you develop a sneaking suspicion that you're actually working for the bad guys? EVE STRANGER, amnesiac-for-hire.High-octane thrills!Impossible missions!Doomed romance!
Next from IDW is Goosebumps The Horror of the Witch House #1. When young tech entrepreneur Veruca Curry buys the old Whaley House, the kids in town are worried the ghosts who haunt it will get her. But when they discover Veruca's horrible secret, it will turn their world upside-down!
From Image and in stores on 5/1 is Gogor #1. From KEN GARING, the writer/artist of the acclaimed series PLANETOID, comes an all-new ongoing series of wonderfully weird high fantasy! Deep underground, among the floating islands of Altara, the mystical Gogor sleeps. But trouble brews above ground as soldiers of the Domus impose their will across the land. Now, a young student named Armano must awaken Gogor and begin his quest to protect the culture of Altara. This debut issue kicks off with 28 pages of story!
From Marvel and in stores on 5/1 comes Savage Avengers #1. The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst - Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with...Conan vs. Wolverine? 'Nuff said.
Next up from Marvel and in stores on 5/1 is a One-Shot that ties into War of the Realms. Strikeforce Dark Elf Realm #1. THE PUNISHER LEADS THE CHARGE TO SHUT DOWN THE BLACK BIFROST!Deep in the swamps of Svartalfheim stands the Black Bifrost, Malekith's corrupted Rainbow Bridge and the only reliable means of travel between the realms with the true Bifrost in pieces. If the gods are going to stop Malekith's invasion, the Black Bridge must fall. With her son missing and husband injured, Lady Freyja must take up the challenge herself. But she won't go alone. Hulk (Jen Walters), the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider follow the All-Mother of Asgard straight into Malekith's home territory!
Lastly from Marvel and Ed Piskor, X-Men Grand Design X-Tinction #1 of 2 hits the shelves on 5/1. The series that has critics and fans raving returns for its final installment! The ruination of the X-Men revisited! Re-live the now-classic storylines like Mutant Massacre and The Fall of the Mutants. With appearances by Longshot, Cable, and The Marauders! Created soup to nuts by comic book superstar Ed Piskor in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
From AfterShock and in stores on 5/1 is Descendent #1. WANTED: Information as to the whereabouts of JACKSON E. MILLER, Son of Senator Carter Miller. The child was kidnapped from his home in Washington, DC between 4 and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2018. Conspiracy theories, government corruption, and a really good mix of Prince drives David Corey to help solve the mysterious disappearance of a famous politician's son. When David realizes that the truth is much more dangerous than a kidnapping, he must battle ancient secrets that have endangered the lives of children for centuries. This conspiracy-fueled adventure story looks at the darker side of American history through the eyes of an unlikely team of heroes. If they fail, the American government and its people may not survive.
From Valiant and in stores on 5/1 is Fallen World #1 (of 5). In the year 4002, a cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? All signs point to no.Oh, and did we mention there are also dinosaurs on the loose and powerful animal-human hybrid mutants? Good luck with that, Rai.Love smart sci-fi and engrossing world-building? Dan Abnett (Aquaman) and Adam Pollina's (X-Force) FALLEN WORLD has you covered.
From Zenescope and in stores on 5/1 is Dragonsblood #1 (of 4). Many generations ago, the Völsung clan was tasked with slaying the dragon, Fafnir. Sigurd, the last of his clan, must now take up the fight against his family's ancient and terrible foe. Follow his quest in Zenescope's newest series!