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Friday FOC Roundup for 7/26/19

Posted by Jon Garnett on

Friday Night FOC Roundup!

Good evening Super Friends! Hopefully you have a fun weekend planned, what is absolutely crazy is that we are already at the end of July! Where did the time go? Crazy existential questions aside, we are here to bring you the exciting comics that are on Final Order Cutoff on Monday, July 29th, and will be in stores on August 21st. If you would like to guarantee that you get any number of these titles, please let us know BEFORE the end of the day on MONDAY!

From Dark Horse and in stores on 8/21 is Hellboy & the BPRD Saturn Returns #1 (of 3). A small town in New Hampshire that has been plagued by disappearances is shaken when a local discovers a pile of corpses that date back decades, and Hellboy and B.P.R.D. Agent Kinsley arrive on the scene only to be overwhelmed by supernatural theories for the ritualistic killings.

From DC this week and stores on 8/21 is the super cool facsimile edition of Batman #232, the first appearance of Ra’s Al Ghul! The story that introduced Ra's al Ghul is reprinted in the first of DC's new line of facsimile edition comics. In "Daughter of the Demon," Ra's reveals that he knows Batman's secret identity-and that he needs the Caped Crusader's help to save his daughter, Talia. It's a tale that established Ra's al Ghul as one of Batman's most cunning and unpredictable foes!

Next up from DC is the Clayton Crain variant for Batman #77! "City of Bane" continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies-including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane's machinations keeping other heroes out, the city really needs the Batman to return. Is Bruce Wayne ready to face his toughest foes yet...his father and the man who broke his back?

Jay Ancelato is the artist for the variant cover to Justice League #30, and features the start of a new story arc! The "Justice Doom War" starts here! The Lex Luthor the League has known and fought is no more, replaced by an apex predator version of Lex, powered by Perpetua with a goal of bringing tragedy to the DC Universe. Now that Lex has powered up villains across the cosmos, he marshals his own troops, sparking a war between the Legion of Doom and the Justice League that will span space, time and the Multiverse itself. This is the start of the next big Justice League event, with consequences affecting "DC's Year of the Villain" and beyond!

From IDW and in stores on 8/21 is Mountainhead #1 (of 5). Abraham Stubbs and his father Noah roam America in a nomadic existence. Convinced they are being pursued by sinister government forces, Noah has them living off the grid, burgling houses to survive. Elsewhere, on Mount Rector, the lone survivor of a climbing expedition staggers homeward, covered in blood. Both are on an inevitable collision course with the picturesque Canadian resort town of Braeriach. From writer John Lees (Sink) and artist Ryan Lee (Archer & Armstrong), featuring colors from Doug Garbark and letters from Shawn Lee.

From Image Comics and in stores on 8/21 is Pretty Violent #1! Gamma Rae wants to be a superhero, and why shouldn't she!? She's been strong since she was a baby. The only problem is, all her siblings are notorious hero-murdering criminals! Join artist DEREK HUNTER (DuckTales, Adventure Time), and writer JASON YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND) for this all-new ongoing, gore-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy for mature readers that explores one girl's journey through the rift between personal and family identity. Variant cover by Ryan Ottley!


From Marvel and in stores on 8/21 is Absolute Carnage Vs Deadpool #1 (of 3). LET'S GET CRAZY!At long last, Deadpool is ready to get his head straight and checks himself into Ravencroft Institute.Unfortunately, there's another new arrival: CARNAGE! But I don't think he's here for a group therapy session...Madness and mayhem abound in the can't-miss showdown of the year! Open to order variants include: Pasqual Ferry Variant, Rob Liefeld Connecting Variant, Dan Panosian Variant.


Net up from Marvel and in stores on 8/21 is the Second Print of Captain Marvel #8, featuring….the first cover appearance of Star??? Maybe??? The sold out first print is getting a new cover for the second print treatment!

Deadpool Annual #1 is on FOC Monday and in stores on 8/21. ACTS OF EVIL!
Eight-year-old Peter Quincy is willing to pay seven dollars to the person who can kill his bad dreams, and the Merc with a Mouth is on the case! But if Deadpool wants to earn that sweet, sweet paper, he's going to have to throw down with Nightmare himself!

For some reason, Spider Gwen Ghost Spider is over and is being replaced with a new Ghost Spider #1 in stores on 8/21! With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head on Earth-65, GWEN STACY now travels to Earth-616 for super hero action...and school?!The newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she's just getting to know!But what devious villain has eyes on Gwen's travels?Is Gwen ready for what comes next?

From Dynamite and in stores on 8/21 is Vampirella #2 featuring a gorgeous main cover by ArtGerm! Vampirella's struggle to deal with the complex emotional consequences of a major disaster caused by her enemies is exacerbated by an unexpected visit from her mother, Lilith, with whom Vampi has a complicated relationship. But has the Mother of All Vampires come to help or destroy her daughter? And will Vampirella's hapless therapist survive the encounter?

From the folks at AfterShock and in stores on 8/21 is Bad Reception #1. It's the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaugh-tered by a serial killer who brands his victims with a hashtag. BAD RECEPTION is a searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society's obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity.

Last we have Van Helsing Vs Draculas Daughter #1 (of 5) from the folks at Zenescope! Liesel Van Helsing returns in a brand new series that is set to shake the inventive huntress toher core. A mysterious being, hell-bent on revenge, rises from Helsing's long forgotten past with secrets that could very well destroy Helsing and all she holds dear. Don't miss this exciting new series written by fan-favorite Wonderland writer, Raven Gregory, and artist extraordinaire, Allan Otero!