Friday FOC Roundup for 8/9/19
Howdy Super Friends! Welcome to your weekly installment of Final Order Cutoff Roundup! Final Order Cutoff (FOC) happens every Monday and is our last chance to adjust our ordering numbers on books before they ship out to us! These titles are all on FOC this Monday, August 12th, and most of these books are in shops on 9/4/19. If you would like to guarantee that you get 1 or 10 copies of any of these books, please let us know BEFORE 5PM on Monday August 12th!
From Dark Horse and in stores on 9/2 is Everything #1. EVERYTHING is a gleaming new mega-department store which arrives to extraordinary thrill-and rapidly escalates to inexplicable mania in the small town of Holland, Michigan.When random hellish fires and unshakable psychic disturbances start to overtake the community, a few-like depressive out-of-towner Lori and a suspicious local named Rick-begin to suspect EVERYTHING and its catalog-perfect manger, Shirley.Who-or what-exactly is in charge here . . . and what insidious plans are in store?From Christopher Cantwell, acclaimed writer of She Could Fly and co-creator of AMC;s Halt and Catch Fire, and celebrated artist I.N.J. Culbard (The New Deadwardians, Brink) comes a new monthly ongoing series. Everything: a truly bizarre story about the most horrifying pursuit of happiness you've ever read.
Also from Dark Horse this week is Triage #1 (of 5). A dedicated nurse named Evie Pierce awakens to an unfamiliar world alongside two doppelgängers-one, a young and snarky superhero; the other, a hardened rebel military commander of a post-apocalyptic world. When a mysterious figure begins to hunt them down, the three women must work together to survive and discover why they were assembled. Ships with two covers!
From DC this week and stores on 9/2 is the Facsimilie Edition of Batman #181, the first appearance of Poison Ivy! "Beware of-Poison Ivy!" The debut of one of the Dynamic Duo's greatest foes is reprinted in this new facsimile edition, just in time for HARLEY QUINN AND POISON IVY #1! In this story, Poison Ivy crashes an art gallery opening to announce that she intends to become Gotham City's greatest villainess! How will the Caped Crusaders stop her mad plan-when Ivy's kisses can cloud men's minds? And in the backup story, Batman must help one of the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City when she's threatened by a mysterious voice. This issue also includes a two-page pinup of the Dynamic Duo! $3.99
Next up from DC and Neal Adams is Batman Vs Ras Al Ghul #1 (of 6). Gotham City is under siege by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster. Ra's al Ghul has volunteered his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the only thing standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople! But al Ghul's true goal is hidden from everyone's eyes. He will destroy the city and kill Batman-this time for good. Watching in horror is... Bruce Wayne? Variant black and white cover also available.
DCeased has a one-shot on FOC this week. DCeased: A Good Day To Die #1. While the mainstays of the Justice League-Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman - battle the worldwide infection in the pages of DCEASED, a group of other heroes work to stop the impending apocalypse-no matter who they have to kill! Mr. Terrific assembles a motley group of surviving heroes including Mister Miracle, Big Barda, John Constantine, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold as they attempt to fight back against the tide of death. Can this ragtag group save the world where the Justice League has thus far failed? Main cover by Ryan Sook, Variant by Kaare Andrews, Variant by Francesco Mattina, and Horror Movie Poster Variant by Yasmin Putri! $4.99
Next from DC is Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #1 (of 6). Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are taking their show on the road in this new miniseries! They'll have to evade villains and heroes alike while they explore their relationship and unpack their time and experiences at Sanctuary. Set after the events of HEROES IN CRISIS and smack in the middle of "Year of the Villain," it's a journey across the DC Universe that will change their friendship forever...if they live that long! Main cover by Mikel Janin, Connecting Variant Cover by ArtGerm, Blank Variant too!
Lastly from DC is Legion of Super Heroes Milennium #1 (of 2). Brought to you by some of comics' greatest talents, this epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC's future timelines! Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as she learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow, wrestling with her own inner demons and desperately trying to find her purpose in an ever-changing world. Do not miss this truly unique take on tomorrow's DC Universe, all leading up to a special launch on the millennium! Connecting Variant cover by Bryan Hitch!
From IDW and in stores on 9/4 is Star Trek Discovery Aftermath #1 (of 3). You saw the stunning conclusion of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery-now witness the Aftermath! After discovering Michael Burnham's personal log, Spock begins to unravel the story of Burnham's journey from orphan to Starfleet officer-and the secret history of the Red Angel as well. But as he confronts the secrets of Burnham's past, he'll also have to grapple with his own. An amazing new Star Trek: Discovery miniseries begins here!
From Image this week comes Battlepug #1 The hit fan-favorite webcomic created by the Eisner Award-winning duo of MIKE NORTON and ALLEN PASSALAQUA is now a NEW COMIC SERIES! It's been a few years since the last Kinmundian saved the world with the help of his faithful Battlepug, but a new threat arises. The epic tale returns as our favorite barbarian and his trusty overgrown dog renew their quest for insane adventure! Same dog. NEW TRICKS! Variant cover by Chris Samnee!
Next up from Image is Pretty Deadly Rat #1 (of 5). KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (MIRROR, I.D.) begin a new chapter in the dark and deadly golden era of Hollywood.
Next up from Image is Spawn #300! SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPEÑA, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301! 72 pages and $7.99 with a boatload of covers, some added just today! Here is the list:
A Cover : McFarlane (no image yet!)
B Cover: Black & White McFarlane (no image yet!)
C Cover: Capullo
D Cover: Capullo Virgin
E Cover: Capullo & McFarlane
F Cover: Capullo & McFarlane Black & White
G Cover: J Scott Campbell
H Cover: Jerome Opena
I Cover: Jason Shawn Alexander
J Cover: McFarlane Parody Cover
M Cover: Campbell Virgin Cover
N Cover: Campbell Virgin B& W Cover
O Cover: Opena Virgin Cover
P Cover: Opena Virigin B&W Cover
Q Cover: Blank Sketch Cover
From Marvel and in stores on 9/04 is Absolute Carnage Symbiote Spider Man #1 (one-shot). AN UNTOLD TALE OF A SYMBIOTIC HOST FROM YESTERYEAR...During its first visit to New York City, the alien symbiote that would come to be known as Venom bonded to a host that wasn't Spider-Man or Eddie Brock. Face front, True Believers, as this mysterious man meets his destiny... at the hands of CARNAGE!
Next from Marvel is Alpha Flight True North #1 (one shot). Grab your hat and come travel light... adventure lies just around the bend! Three brand-new tales no one has ever told...until now! Join the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer as we unearth the secret history of the classic Alpha Flight stalwarts: Puck! Snowbird! Talisman! Northstar! Marrina! Guardian! Vindicator!
Next from Marvel is Amazing Spider Man Going Big #1 (one shot). Erik Larsen returns to the book he revolutionized back in the 90's with a story that will remind you why!Legends Gerry Conway and Mark Bagley team up for a KILLER Spidey story that'll keep you guessing until you read the last page.
Net up from Marvel is Ghost Spider Annual #1! GHOST-SPIDER BATTLES FOR HER LIFE IN MURDERWORLD! Gwen Stacy is trying to balance her social life with her hero life in the 616...but what will she do when she comes face-to-face with Arcade's Murderworld?!It's a tower of terror as Gwen takes on some of the most classic - and DEADLY - villains of the Marvel Universe!VITA AYALA (SHURI, PRISONER X) and PERE PEREZ (UNCANNY X-MEN, ROGUE & GAMBIT) bring the Ghost-Spider action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Next from Marvel this week is the facsimile edition of Spider Woman #1! To know her is to fear her! She's Jessica Drew - the sensational Spider-Woman! Jessica was born human, but now she's something very different. Thanks to Hydra, her past lies in tatters - and she faces an uncertain future! But who will Jessica Drew become? A villain? A super hero? Or something else? One thing's for sure, she's about to make a very public splash - and catch the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jerry Hunt in a big way! Watch as the sensation called Spider-Woman emerges from the shadows to find her place in the world for the first time! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) #1.
Next from Marvel and EA this week is Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Dark Temple #1 (of 5). IN THE GLORY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, TWO JEDI WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN A BATTLE THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND - A BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES!Leading into Jedi: Fallen Order™ the upcoming third-person action-adventure Star Wars™ title from Lucasfilm and Respawn Entertainment, DARK TEMPLE follows the Jedi Master ENO CORDOVA and his impulsive Padawan CERE JUNDA on their most dangerous mission yet. The Jedi Council has sent them to the remote planet Ontotho to oversee the peaceful excavation of a mysterious temple that has been uncovered. But they will come to find that what surrounds the temple may be even more dangerous than the mysteries within it. Clandestine local resistance forces and ruthless corporate security troops in a war for the fate of Ontotho - and the Jedi are caught in the middle!
Finally from Marvel is the Web of Black Widow #1 ( of 5) mini series! BLACK WIDOW: YEAR ONE!One of Marvel Comics' longest-running female heroes finally gets her due! Natasha Romanoff is the deadliest spy in the Marvel Universe and the beating heart of the Avengers. But when a mysterious figure starts exploiting her past, the Widow may have to go back to Black - and off the grid. Who can she trust in this web of deceit? And more importantly - can her friends trust her? Don't miss the spy tale of the century!
From Boom! Studios and in stores on 9/04 is Something is Killing the Children #1! GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell'Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see.Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done! Main cover by Werther Dell’Edera, variant cover by Jae Lee, and FOC exclusive cover by Jenny Frison!
From Dynamite Comics and in stores on 9/04 is Vampirella Red Sonja #1! The first ONGOING series, co-starring The Daughter Of Drakulon and The She-Devil With A Sword! From Eisner winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Redlands) and DREW MOSS (Star Wars) comes a saga spanning space and time, filled with horror, adventure, mystery and murder!
Cover A: Terry Dodson
Cover B: Julian Totino Tedesco
Cover C: Babs Tarr
Cover D: Leonardo Romero & Jordie Bellaire
Cover E: Drew Moss
From Action Lab/Danger Zone and in stores on 9/04 is Going to the Chapel #1 (of 4). It was the wedding from Hell, and that was before the bank robbers showed up. What do a conflicted bride, her dysfunctional family, a gang of Elvis-themed crooks, and one relentless sheriff have in common? They're all about to discover love is the ultimate hostage situation.
Cover A: Lista Sterle
Cover B: Maan House
Cover C: Gavin Guidry
From AfterShock Comics and in stores on 9/04 is Midnight Vista #1. Oliver Flores and his stepfather, Nomar Perez, were turning right onto Midnight Vista Road when they were both abducted by aliens. To Oliver's mother, they were both just missing. To the police, they were declared legally dead. And to everyone else growing up in Albuquerque, Oliver Flores was the "Milk Carton Kid". His life was the cautionary tale of an eight-year-old who was kidnapped and killed by his stepdad while out for some ice cream. But now - years later - a fully grown adult Oliver walks back into town. He has been returned...and he remembers everything.
From Oni Press and in stores on 9/04 is Rick & Morty Presents: Flesh Curtains #1 (one shot). Learn the true origins of THE FLESH CURTAINS, Rick's rock band with Bird Person and Squanchy! Booed off of every stage, they consider giving up... until Rick invents a machine capable of writing songs people can't resist. But when their multi-dimensional concert goes awry, Rick suddenly finds himself in massive debt to a ruthless alien loan shark. Will Rick do the safe thing and play the music guaranteed to make the band a success, or do the insane thing and play the music guaranteed to alienate almost everyone in order to impress his favorite musician?