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Friday FOC Roundup for 8/2/19

Posted by Jon Garnett on

Friday Night FOC Roundup!

Good evening Super Friends! August is here! What the actual heck happened to the summer? Kids are starting school soon, its just nuts! But we are your constant, here as always to bring you the exciting comics that are on Final Order Cutoff on Monday, August 5th, and will be in stores on August 28th. 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 8/28 is Tommy Gun Wizards #1 (of 4). Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn't dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all. A new genre-bending comic series from Christian Ward, artist of the acclaimed sci-fi epic Invisible Kingdom.

From DC this week and stores on 8/28 is the awesome Ben Oliver variant for Action Comics #1014 which is also a tie-in to Event Leviathan! Lex Luthor comes home to Metropolis in this "Year of the Villain" tie-in issue! What does he have up his sleeve? Some very interesting offers for the woman behind the city's invisible mafia...offers that no one could refuse! Plus, what is the secret of the Red Cloud? Ask Lex-he knows! Don't miss this huge chapter in both "Year of the Villain" and EVENT LEVIATHAN!

Next up from DC is the Josh Middleton variant for Batgirl #38! New series writer Cecil Castellucci continues to take Batgirl in an exciting new direction! First up-the Terrible Trio is now a quartet?! After the reawakening of Oracle, the Trio has decided to team up with her and show Gotham City what they're really made of. Meanwhile, Batgirl has her hands full with a real pest problem...Killer Moth! Can our hero exterminate his evil plans before it's too late?

Batman Superman #1 is on FOC this Monday and is in stores on 8/28. Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other? Will have a Superman/Batman connecting cover, variant cover by Leinil Yu, and a Blank cover!

 

Next from DC is the Facsimile Edition of House of Secrets #92, first appearance of Swamp Thing! DC's original Swamp Thing made his unforgettable first appearance in this 1971 mystery comic, now reprinted in this new facsimile edition! Now's your chance to experience writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson's first take on DC's most popular monster, along with several other scary tales.

Lastly, from DC is the awesome Clayton Crain Man-Bat variant cover to Justice League Dark #14! The rules of magic have changed forever, and the Justice League Dark is ready to keep the peace in the magical world! But that peace will be shattered as Circe takes center stage, gathering a team of magic's most dangerous monsters to take control of magic once and for all!

From IDW and in stores on 8/28 is Duck Tales Silence & Science #1 (of 3). All Donald Duck wants to do is take a nice, long, uninterrupted nap, but there are too many distractions and just too much noise at McDuck Manor for him to do so. But then Donald remembers a magical artifact that cancels out all noise! Once he uses it, he can finally take a nap. There's only one problem: it's not only silent in McDuck Manor-it's silent all over the world! Will anyone be able to talk ever again? Discover for yourself in "Silence is Golden"!

Next up from IDW and in stores on 8/28 is GI Joe A Real American Hero #266! "SNAKE HUNT" Part 1! When the original Snake Eyes lost his life battling forces of evil, Sean Collins (aka Throwdown) took up the mysterious mantle to deny Cobra a moral victory in their long-running war against G.I. JOE. But Cobra Commander-not realizing the original Snake Eyes' memories and skills are now implanted in the mind and body of Dawn Moreno-has never given up his desire to remove the legendary ninja from his enemies, and will do whatever it takes to make it happen, including kidnapping and brainwashing Sean Collins and making him part of Cobra! Can G.I. JOE save Sean from the dark clutches of Cobra before it's too late?! Written by living legend Larry Hama and featuring the long-awaited return of artist Robert Atkins to the pages of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, "Snake Hunt" is a star-studded 10-issue event that will feature EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE!First chapter of 10-issue mega event: "SNAKE HUNT"! Will feature every living Joe from G.I. Joe: ARAH, including never-before-seen origins! Living legend Larry Hama teams with fan-favorite G.I. Joe: ARAH artist Robert Atkins!

From Marvel and in stores on 8/28 is Absolute Carnage Lethal Protectors #1 (of 3). THE CULT OF CARNAGE COMES TO NEW YORK CITY!When he was last seen, John Jameson was being recovered from the scene of a massacre in Doverton, Colorado, by Misty Knight. Since then, they've both been MIA. So how, then, are they the only two people poised to prevent chaos as a mysterious foe of Spider-Man's is RESURRECTED in the basements of RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE?! Main cover by Bengal, and Greg Smallwood connecting cover.

 

Net up from Marvel and in stores on 8/28 is Absolute Carnage Miles Morales #1 (of 3). TARGET: SCORPION!It's business as usual for Miles Morales as he finds himself squaring off with Mac Gargan, A.K.A. THE SCORPION! But as a cult of Carnage's bloodthirsty acolytes swarms New York, Miles will learn the hard way that Scorpion has a history with Venom and the other symbiotes of the Marvel Universe! If he can survive this issue, that is. Main cover by Clayton Crain, Javi Garron Young Guns Variant (not pictured), David Nakayama connecting variant.

 

Fantastic Four 4 Yancy Street #1 (one-shot) his the racks on 8/28. The first of a series of regular essential releases expanding on the ongoing legend of the Fantastic Four and their world!The FF are now living on Yancy Street, but not all of their neighbors are happy about that. The Thing investigates a nasty piece of vandalism that conjures up painful old memories as he takes a trip down memory lane through the Lower East Side and it's made all the more dangerous by...THE TERRIBLE TRIO!

Next from Marvel and in stores on 8/28 is Marvel Monsters #1 (one-shot). THE MONSTERS ARE COMING!!!Someone is doing terrible things to the Marvel Monsters, and only Kid Kaiju can stop it! But that's not all! A murderers' row of artists like Becky Cloonan, Gerardo Zaffino and others are on hand to provide awesome monster splash pages, accompanied by cross sections from superstar artist Superlog! It's the big, bold, beautiful celebration of all things Monstrously Marvel that you won't want to miss!Variant cover by SuperLog!

 

Next from Marvel in their release of one-shots is Power Pack Grow Up #1! BELOVED POWER PACK CREATORS LOUISE SIMONSON AND JUNE BRIGMAN GET THE GANG BACK TOGETHER FOR A SPECIAL 80TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!For more than 60 issues, Louise Simonson and June Brigman brought a light and youthfulness to Marvel Comics that had rarely been seen before - or since. Alex, Julie, Katie and Jack Power - four ordinary children granted incredible alien abilities - soared into our hearts with amazing adventures from the Morlocks' sewers to the depths of space. Now Louise and June return for a blast into the past - with a bonus helping of Wolverine and Kitty Pryde! When the Brood crash a Lila Cheney concert, Power Pack jumps into action. But can they fight past their own anxieties - and each other - fast enough to drive off the invasion? Plus: Fan-favorite artist Gurihuri teams up with Louise Simonson for the first time in a special short story!

She Hulk gets an Annual that is in stores on 8/28! ACTS OF EVIL!Bullseye being hired for an assassination? Just another Tuesday. But when he decides to pin it on She-Hulk? Bad idea.Strap in as everyone's favorite lawyer-slash-Hulk, Jennifer Walters, takes on the mad marksman in a classic case of character defamation...with a heaping helping of SMASH. Plus: Robots! Why? Well, you'll just have to wait and see...Cover by Mirka Andolfo!

Lastly from Marvel comes Spider Man Velocity #1 (of 5). THE FIRST ALL-ORIGINAL STORY SET IN THE GAMERVERSE STARTS HERE!Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum continues the saga of the spectacular SPIDER-MAN with an ALL-NEW story set in the Gamerverse! How and why did PETER PARKER build the armored VELOCITY SUIT seen in the Marvel's Spider-Man video game? Find out here!After the events of CITY AT WAR, SPIDER-MAN continues to balance his colliding worlds as he attempts to protect New York City against super villains like SWARM, while reporter MARY JANE WATSON delves deep into an investigation with legendary Daily Bugle journalist BEN URICH. Learn the never-before-told backstory behind the popular VELOCITY SUIT as unexplainable occurrences bedevil the city and our heroes come face-to-face with...a poltergeist?! Illustrated by Emilio Laiso (CHAMPIONS, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA), with eye-popping covers by the inimitable SKAN, you won't want to miss a panel of the first all-original story following up the worldwide hit video game!

From Boom! Studios and in stores on 8/28 is Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones #1 (one-shot). The First Appearance of The Greatest Slayers in History!Journey back in time and witness the stories of some of the Slayers from all over the globe. Watch the birth of the Sunnydale Hellmouth-an event that will lead to repercussions across the globe... and into the present day. A can't miss for current Buffy readers and new fans alike!The Slayers first seen on variant covers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1-4 make their first full length debuts right here! 40 pages for $7.99!

From Vault Comics, The Mall #1 is on FOC on Monday and in stores on 8/28. Here in the heartland of the U.S. of A., the world has ended! But worry not, because the mall still stands. And within the walls of this consumeristic mecca lies a new world order: box store tribes and name brand gangs, all vying for limited space and resources. So, actually...you can worry! Especially for poor Andre Reed, who, after the assassination of a tribal leader, has to navigate the mad haven to prove his innocence, and prevent the end of world, again!

 

Also from Vault and in stores on 8/28 is The Necromancer’s Map #1. A Songs For The Dead story: Bethany, the necromancer with a heart of gold, and Elissar, her prone-to-brawling companion, are off to find the Covenant--a sanctuary for Bethany's otherwise reviled magic. Unfortunately, their map makes no sense. Seeking the help of a young wizard named Jonas, whose knowledge may unravel the map's secrets, Bethany and Elissar discover a mysterious illness plaguing The Foggard temple, home to the ancient order of mages. Double-unfortunately, Bethany and Elissar are not on the best of terms following the recent and violent encounter at Boulder's Envy.

 

From Valiant and in stores on 8/28 is Doctor Mirage #1 (of 5). How do you solve the case of your own death? Paranormal expert Doctor Shan Fong Mirage was born with the ability to see and speak to the dead-an ability that has mysteriously stopped working. Have her powers failed or is something far more sinister at work? Will she figure out her fate and the fate of the one she loves the most? Valiant's gripping supernatural mystery starts here!