Friday FOC Roundup for 6/7/19
Hola Amigos! Ok so its not Friday, its Sunday, but I am writing this stupid early from the airport in Puerto Vallarta! These titles are on Final Order Cutoff tomorrow, 6/10/19 and most of them are in stores on July 3rd! The day before the 4th! Crazy that we are almost already into July! If you would like to ensure that you receive a copy of any of these books, please let us know BEFORE the end of the day on Monday June 10th!
From Dark Horse and in stores on 7/3 is No One Left to Fight #1 (of 5). They've saved the planet countless times, but what happens after the final battle has been won? Creators Aubrey Sitterson (The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling, G.I. Joe) & Fico Ossio (Spider-Man, Revolution) take inspiration from the legendary Dragon Ball to tell a story of regret, resentment, and growing older, one that asks, "What does a fighter do when there's no one left to fight?"
From DC and in stores on 7/3 is DCeased #3 (of 6)! HOW ABOUT THAT CLIFFHANGER FROM ISSUE 2!!!! Are you reading this book? If you aren’t, you should be! Heroes, villains and gods have fallen. Cities have collapsed. The virus threatens to reach below the waves and even to the island of Themyscira. The race to save planet Earth is on! The surviving members of the Justice League have learned the secret to the spread of the virus, but is it already too late to stop it? This issue features a zombie-fied WW variant by Mattina, and a Horror Movie Poster swipe of The Nun by Yasmin Putri!
Next from DC, and Young Animal: are you sad that Doom Patrol Season 1 is over? Fear not loyal readers! Gerard Way returns to the property that he re-launched with Doom Patrol Weight of the Worlds #1! All hail the Supreme Shape! Gerard Way and the World's Strangest Superheroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! Featuring artwork by acclaimed cartoonist James Harvey, this issue finds the Doom Patrol facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal! Meanwhile, Cliff Steele, formerly known as Robotman, must come to terms with his new body of flesh and bone...yet the real test turns out to be something far more frightening: his mom.
Next from DC and spinning out of Event Leviathan is Lois Lane #1 (of 12). On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkins team up for a tale of conspiracy, intrigue and murder that pushes even Lois to her limits. An awesome main cover by Mike Perkins and a more amazing variant cover by Jenny Frison!
Lastly, from DC is Superman Up In The Sky #1 (of 6). Available to comics shops for the first time! Following a home invasion that ends in murder, Superman is put on the trail of a Metropolis mystery by Batman-but can even the Man of Steel discover the truth behind these tragic deaths, or their ties to the far-off world of Rann? These stories by Tom King with art by Andy Kubert guest-starring Green Lantern and other heroes were originally published in SUPERMAN GIANT #3 and #4.
From Image this week, Crowded returns with a new story arc and issue #7! After escaping a brutal-and televised-attempt on their lives, Charlie and Vita abandon Los Angeles for the utopian desert paradise of Las Vegas. With the Reapr campaign against Charlie now worth over two million dollars, it's more important than ever to find out who's behind it and how to shut it down. But the journey is half the battle, and even if they manage to live through two states' worth of killers, they'll still have to survive each other.
From Image this week, Postal also returns with Postal Deliverance #1! POSTAL returns to find Mark struggling with the responsibilities and horrors of being the new Mayor of Eden, as the newest member of their community has brought his own personal war with him. Mark's mother, Laura Shiffron, tries to enjoy her retirement in Florida, but violence finds her... and violence might the the only way Laura Shiffron can find peace.
Next up from Image this week is Sea of Stars #1! "LOST IN THE WILDS OF HEAVEN," Part One: Being a space trucker sounds like a cool job, but in reality, it can be boring as hell. So when recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it's safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride-that is, until their "big rig" gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Now separated from his son-with a breached suit that's venting oxygen at an alarming rate-Gil must defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin... or maybe it's the strange powers he's suddenly manifesting?! From the writing duo of JASON AARON (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Thor) and DENNIS HALLUM (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), with dazzling art by STEPHEN GREEN (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.) and cosmic colors by RICO RENZI (Spider-Gwen), comes a brand-new science fiction series with all the scope and heart of the The Neverending Story crossed with the imaginative weirdness of Miyazaki-an intense, galaxy-spanning adventure that's suitable for fans of all ages! Featuring a variant cover by Mike Mignola!
Next from Image, Mark Millar and Matteo Scalera debut their new 5 issue mini-series, Space Bandits! Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe's most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies-hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.
Finally from Image, if you haven’t read Walking Dead #192 that came out this week, SPOILER ALERT! The Walking Dead #192 Commemorative Edition is on FOC this Monday and in stores on 7/3/19!
From Marvel and in stores on 7/4 is Aero #1! CATCH THE WAVE! ALL NEW ONGOING SERIES! The breakout stars of WAR OF THE REALMS: AGENTS OF ATLAS debut in an oversized team-up book! Get ready for the English language debut of the first appearance of AERO, the high-flying Shanghaiese superheroine created for Marvel by Zhou Liefen and Keng! And in a brand new story written by PLANET HULK writer Greg Pak, Aero teams up with WAVE, Marvel's newest Filipina superheroine! What strange forces have turned the buildings of Shanghai into monstrous golems? And what is the SECRET ORIGIN OF WAVE? Featuring an open to order ArtGerm Variant cover!
Next up from Marvel and in stores on 7/4 is Black Cat #2! Felicia Hardy prides herself on the fact that she can get into ANYWHERE... but does that REALLY include Doctor Strange's SANCTUM SANCTORUM?! Can the Black Cat get into the most protected house in the Marvel Universe? YES. But the question really is... can she handle what's inside? With a gorgeous main cover by J Scott Campbell, and an open to order Carnage-ized variant from Mark Brooks!
Following the Incredible Hulk One-shot that came out this week, Cap get his moment in the sun with Captain America Invaders Bahamas Triangle #1 in stores on 7/3. March 1941. Assigned to safeguard President Roosevelt during a fishing trip in the Bahamas, the newly commissioned Cap endures his baptism under fire - while a German U-boat (carrying the Nazi super-soldier called Der Wunderkrieger (or Wonder Warrior) heads for the island chain's capital! His mission: to kidnap England's once-king, the Duke of Windsor, and sit him on the throne of a defeated Britain! But others happen to be in that part of the Atlantic as well - the once-bitter rivals the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch! Featuring a story by Roy Thomas with art and cover by Jerry Ordway!
Next up from Marvel and in stores on 7/3 is a 3 issue mini-series called Prodigal Son featuring the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Fantastic Four Prodigal Son #1 introduces PRODIGAL, a strange alien being who has crash-landed in the Savage Land. When he becomes worshipped by a race of swamp-dwelling barbarians, Ka-Zar and Shanna call upon the Fantastic Four to aid them in stopping the barbarians' plans to conquer the entirety of their world. Join Prodigal on his lengthy journey to try to return home to settle old scores.
Next from Marvel and in stores on 7/3 is the Facsimile Edition of New Mutants #98! The dynamic debut of Deadpool! It's the beginning of the end for the New Mutants as Cable continues his reinvention of the squad into his own paramilitary force! But their numbers are dwindling - and Rictor's about to be the next member making his exit! Meanwhile, Deadpool makes his entrance - but he's not looking to join. No, he's been hired to kill Cable! With swords, guns, a healing factor and an unstoppable mouth, this merc is set to make a big splash! But who is the new mystery woman riding to the rescue? Cable called, she came: Enter Domino! Prepare for high-octane mutant action from the bombastic 1990s! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #98.
Finally from Marvel, a new Darth Vader mini series lands on 7/3! Star Wars Target Vader #1 of 6! THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE's rule. But little does he know he's being hunted by a group of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.
From Vault Comics comes a new series written by Chris Sebela with art by Jen Hickman called Test #1. Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood-where they're test-marketing the future with tech that can't possibly exist yet, and won't for decades.From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior. With an homage variant cover to Transmetropolitan #1!
From Dynamite Entertainment and in stores on 7/3 is Charlies Angels Vs Bionic Woman #1! When Charlie's Angels pick up an assignment to steal a dangerous patent and put it back in the hands of its mysterious inventor, they encounter their toughest counterspy yet: The Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers. This new series follows two of television's top teams after their programming run and into the 1980s. When the Office of Scientific Investigation is privatized and its patents sold off to the highest bidder, a military contractor looks to take bionics to the battlefield. Will the Bionic Woman be able to protect the patent from the would-be thieves, or will the Angels prevail, mothballing the formula's military applications in favor of medical uses?