Friday FOC Roundup for 5/3/19
Whew! It is Friday and not just any Friday Super Friends, the Friday before Free Comic Book Day! Somehow I am managing to get this done on time, even with the insanity that’s about to happen tomorrow morning. So lets get to it shall we? These titles are all on Final Order Cutoff Monday, May 6th, 2019, and most titles are in shops on May 29th! If you are interested in adding any of these titles to your subscription, please let us know BEFORE the end of the day on Monday!
From Dark Horse and in stores on 5/29 is Hellboy Vs Lobster Johnson Ring of Death One Shot. Two legends meet face to face! Who will survive when Hellboy and Lobster Johnson meet . . . in the RING OF DEATH?Hellboy's infamous misadventures in Mexico are revealed in this double-barreled one-shot! Mike Norton draws Hellboy's ill-fated turn as foe to Lobster Johnson in a luchador movie, while Paul Grist returns to draw the Visitor as he lurks in the shadows with troubling doubts about his decision to spare Hellboy.
Also from Dark Horse, but in stores on August 7th, is the Snow, Glass, Apples Hardcover! A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran! A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy and Nebula Award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge)!
Finally up from Dark Horse and in stores on 5/29 is Stranger Things Six #1 (of 6). A teenage girl with precognitive abilities, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation only to end up the pawn of a government agency that wants to harness her powers for its own ends. You've seen the show Stranger Things, but this is your first glimpse of the strangeness that happened before the series began!
From DC and in stores on 5/29 is Catwoman Annual #1. Selina Kyle walks a fine line in the criminal underworld. A thief herself, she's regularly on the wrong side of the law, while her personal life gives her crooked colleagues plenty of reason to distrust her. When Catwoman finds herself at the center of a dark plot full of violence and intrigue, she'll have to decide which side she is on...and who she can trust. If a leopard can't change its spots, and a leopard is a cat...can Catwoman ever escape her own destiny?
Next from DC and in stores on 5/29 is Detective Comics Annual #2! After years on the shelf, Batman returns to the Black Casebook! Throughout his career, Batman has compiled his most disturbing cases into one volume, its every page filled with bizarre horror and crimes he never quite managed to solve. Now a case from the past has re-opened itself in the here and now...and Batman will find himself face-to-face again with one of the deadliest villains he fought in his early years: the Reaper!
Next up as part of DC Ink is the YA Graphic Novel, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass. With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, 15-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She's not worried, though-she's battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world. And when Gotham's finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in, it seems like Harley has finally found a place to grow into her most "true true" with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High. But when Mama's drag cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that's taking over the neighborhood, Harley's fortune takes another turn. Now Harleen is mad. In turning her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: join activist Ivy, who's campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or team up with her anarchist friend Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time. From Eisner Award and Caldecott Honor-winning author Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Steve Pugh comes a coming-of-age story about choices, consequences, and how a weird kid from Gotham goes about defining her world for herself.
Finally from DC and part of their Zoom imprint is the all-ages Superman of Smallville Graphic Novel! Can Superman keep Smallville from going to the dogs?Acts of awesomeness are happening around town. People are being rescued, runaway tractors stopped, and fires extinguished. This is all in a day's work for the hero known only as "Superman." But who is he, really?Thirteen-year-old Clark Kent knows. He has a super secret-one his parents are constantly worried will get out. Clark promises to be extra careful, but when random objects begin to take flight and disappear, his parents threaten to ground him. Except he's innocent! If Superman isn't responsible...who is? Join Clark in this hilarious adventure as he sniffs out the real culprit. From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning creators Art Baltazar and Franco comes a fun, whimsical story featuring young Lana Lang, Lex Luthor, and of course, Clark Kent.
From IDW and in stores on 5/29 is My Little Pony Spirit of the Forest #1 (of 3). The Cutie Mark Crusaders are back! When Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle take a trip into the woods, they find a forest filled with trash! Just what could be causing this mess?! Looks like it's another mystery for our favorite fillies to solve-and one where not everything is as it seems...
From Marvel and in stores on 5/29 is Star Wars the Original Marvel Years #108! THE ALL-NEW NEXT ISSUE TO THE ORIGINAL MARVEL STAR WARS SERIES!A long time ago on a spinner rack far, far away...STAR WARS comics were a LOT different than they are now! With wild and intricately plotted storylines, MARVEL's historic original run introduced an array of unique heroes and villains to play alongside GEORGE LUCAS's incredibly popular science-fantasy characters. In celebration of MARVEL'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY, this Legends-era sequel to legendary comic book writer Archie Goodwin's "Crimson Forever" reunites HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, C-3PO and R2-D2 with JAXXON, AMAIZA FOXTRAIN, DOMINA TAGGE and VALANCE THE HUNTER in a galaxy-threatening, nostalgic roller coaster! STRAP YOURSELVES IN!
From Boom! Studios and in stores on 5/29 is Angel #1! Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he's spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the redemption he seeks can only come at a startling price.As Angel gets closer to redemption, the full truth of his horrific past as Angelus will be revealed-and there may be no way to escape his darkest secret of all.Written by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), discover a brand new, modern take on one of the most iconic vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!
Next up from Boom! Studios and in stores on 6/26 is Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40! Last year, Shattered Grid made comic book history-this year NECESSARY EVIL changes what you think you know about the Power Rangers with a reveal that will have everyone talking!The Power Rangers comic book event of 2019 begins here with the first appearance of the Power Ranger everyone's been asking about-the fan favorite White Ranger!The all-new team of creators from record breaking Power Rangers; Shattered Grid; Ryan Parrot and Daniele Di Nicuolo present the return of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers-but what happened to the universe after the defeat of Lord Drakkon, and what do our Rangers remember?Kicking off a new Foil Cover initiative from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40-49.
From Vault Comics and in stores on 5/29 is She Said Destroy #1. Over millennia, Brigid, Goddess of the Sun, has conquered and converted the entire solar system into worshipping her and her alone, save one space colony. The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid's sister and the only other God left. As Brigid's forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to do what she does best: Destroy! Ships with a cool Saga homage variant cover!
From Dynamite, and in stores on 5/29 is Bettie Page Unbound #1. When you step through an inter-dimensional gate the results are unpredictable: sometimes you find yourself in a bikini made of coins with a sword in your hand! Reality is shattering, the gate has been opened for an invasion from the Great Old Ones...and only model spy BETTIE PAGE can save the world in this epic four-part miniseries from David Avallone (ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK) and Julius Ohta. The Crisis on Infinite Betties begins in BETTIE PAGE: UNBOUND #1!
From AfterShock, and in stores on 5/29 is Killer Groove #1! In 1970s Los Angeles, Jonny is one of the thousands of musicians trying to make it big while working a crummy bar job, and getting drunk with his whiskey soaked P.I. friend, Jackie. When Jonny gets tangled up with a local mob hitman, he not only finds a new and violent career, but maybe the inspiration for his music as well. From Ollie Masters (The Kitchen, Snow Blind) and Eoin Marron (HER INFERNAL DESCENT, Army of Darkness, James Bond) comes the next rock'n'roll crime sensation, with a beat that'll kill you dead.