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Friday FOC Roundup for 5/17/19

Posted by Jon Garnett on

Friday Night FOC Roundup!

Good evening Super Friends! We were doing so well, and then…..yep it is Sunday. Sorry. But we still are getting you the 411 before tomorrow so additions can absolutely still happen! These titles are on Final Order Cutoff (our last chance to adjust order numbers before the books ship out to us) on Monday, May 20th. If you are interested in adding any of these books to your subscription, please let us know BEFORE the end of the day on Monday May 20th!

From DC and in stores on 6/19, its finally here! The CONCLUSION to Batman Damned! FINALLY! #3! It’s only been like 6 months! Regardless, its here. Love it or hate it, if you don’t have it on your pull, let us know by Monday. The flagship Black Label mini-series concludes with a Swamp Thing appearance, and an awesome Swamp-ified variant cover by Jim Lee! The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman's most baffling case brings him face to face with his worst nightmare in this highly anticipated finale!

 

Next from DC and in stores on 6/19 is the beautiful Batman Who Laughs #6 variant by Jenny Frison! True happiness begins in the heart. Our memories and emotions can play tricks on us, though, and divert one's reality into something completely different. The Batman Who Laughs has based his entire worldview on this very concept, and it is in this moment that he must finally confront the one man who stands in his way, the one man who could complete or halt his plan...the last Bruce Wayne. It is here, on the home turf of Wayne Manor, that Bruce relives the happiest moment of his life-the moment he became the Batman Who Laughs. Will Batman be able to outthink the Dark Multiverse version of himself and stop his most sinister end? Or will the original Dark Knight succumb fully and let go of his morality? While good almost always wins, this issue is the start of something more...setting up a larger plan based in the ultimate betrayal of infection, loyalty and true happiness. This is not the end...it's only the beginning.

Next from DC, ArtGerm kills it, yet again, with this stunning variant cover to Catwoman #12! Chaos reigns in Villa Hermosa as all the bad guys in town rush to fill the void left by the Creel family's ouster. But as Raina Creel's dark plot to resurrect her son comes to a gruesome crescendo, Catwoman may finally be able to put her foe down once and for all. That is, if she can reconcile her own past and find her footing again.

Next from DC, Event Leviathan #1 (of 6) is in stores on 6/12! The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (Jinxworld's SCARLET, Marvel's Daredevil) reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat's growth be stopped...and who's guiding its new agents of chaos? Straight out of Action Comics and the Year of the Villain one shot!

Lastly from DC and in stores on 6/19, its Superman’s turn with Black Label and Superman: Year One #1 (of 3). From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent's youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC BLACK LABEL is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.! Main cover is by John Romita Jr, variant cover is by Frank Miller! $7.99 cover price!

 

From IDW and in stores on 6/12 is V-Wars God of Death #1 (one-shot). Michael Fayne was patient zero of the plague that exploded into the Vampire Wars. A cult of militant vampires wants to resurrect him. Luther Swann leads a strike team to prevent the rise of a vampire god. New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry returns with an all-new V-Wars tale.Five-time Bram Stoker award-winning author Jonathan Maberry returns to his signature comic book creation in time for the new TV series starring Ian Somerhalder!Cover and interior art features the return of Transformers: Unicron superstar artist Alex Milne!Watch for V-Wars on Netflix starring Ian Somerhalder in 2019!

From Image, and in stores on 6/12 is The Ride: Burning Desire #1 (of 5). THE RIDE celebrates its 15th anniversary with a five-part story from the award-winning team of PLASTIC, plus a special backup feature from ADAM HUGHES! After serving a hard 15 years in prison on a murder plea, former Atlanta P.D. detective Samantha Vega now makes her living as a bouncer at an exotic dance club. But life on the outside isn't easy, especially when enemies have scores to settle...Variant cover by Daniel Hillyard!

 

Next up from Image and in stores on 6/12 is Sonata #1! "THE FALL"-In this all-new series from DAVID HINE (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN), BRIAN HABERLIN (WITCHBLADE), and GEIRROD VAN DYKE (SPAWN, MEDIEVAL SPAWN/WITCHBLADE), two cultures clash on a planet they each believe is their Promised Land. The Rans are a peace-loving people, but the Tayans are a race of warriors who seek to colonize and control. The mysterious Sleeping Giants also call this place home, though no one knows if they're monsters or the gods of legend. And amidst all this, a young woman named Sonata is willing to break all the rules to find her place in this world-and she's not about to let sleeping gods lie.

 

From Marvel and in stores on 6/12 is the gorgeous In Hyuk Lee variant for Champions #6 celebrating the 25thanniversary of Marvels! A global team vs a global threat! The Champions must hold the line or Earth will fall to creatures and chaos! Even if they succeed, these young heroes are about to lose one of their own...

Next up from Marvel and in stores on 6/12 is Silver Surfer Black #1! Spinning out of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, almost the entire galaxy's defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn't end there... In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. Follow the Sentinel of the Spaceways on a journey that will change him forever!From superstars Donny Cates (VENOM, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Tradd Moore (ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER, VENOM)!

From Dynamite and in stores on 6/12 is Red Sonja Birth of the She Devil #1. An early tale of the She-Devil! Explore the early years of the wild and untamed Sonja the Red, before she because the scourge of Hyboria - Red Sonja! Retaining her trademark armor and flame-filled hair - and temper, writer Luke Liberman (Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods) and artist Sergio Davila (Conan) deliver high adventure and horror as they introduce the demon conqueror Raka and his devil's brew, which turns men against their fellow men (and everyone in their way!). Also featuring the return of Sonja's early mentor, Ozzyus!

From AfterShock and in stores on 6/12 is Trust Fall #1! Ash Parsons was raised to believe she's special. As someone with a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things, she's the golden goose of her family. Her family is the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit trying to get ahead in the world and Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can't teleport herself - making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. It's a perfect setup but as things begin to change and the Parsons move up in the world, Ash will find herself pushing back against her golden cage, with deadly results. Written by Chris Sebela with art by Chris Visions!

From the folks at Archie, Jughead takes center stage in a new 5 issue mini series called Jughead Time Police! When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale's most erudite teenager can't manage the delicate dance of going back in time, and poor Juggie lands himself in an epic battle to keep the time stream intact!

From Oni Press, the next in the Rick & Morty quarterly one shots is here with Mr Meeseeks #1! A message from Mr. Meeseeks: You ASKED for it, and we're obligated to deliver! That's what Meeseeks DO, after all! But WAIT... who the asked us to find the MEANING OF LIFE?!? If you make this hard for us, things are gonna get reeeaaal ugly for YOU...!