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Friday FOC Roundup for 3/8/19

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Friday Night FOC Roundup!

Good evening everyone! Welcome to Friday FOC Roundup! Final Order Cutoff (FOC) is our last chance to adjust orders on books a month before they ship out. These titles are on Final Order Cutoff on Monday, March 11thand most are in shops on April 3rd, 2019. If you are interested in adding any of these books to your pull, please let us know BEFORE Monday March 11th!

From DC and in stores on 4/3, is Batman #68 with a glorious variant by Francesco Mattina! He is back! Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn) rejoins the Bat-family for this month's special story-because who else you gonna invite to a shindig like this?

Next from DC and in stores on 4/3 is Deathstroke #42 with an awesome variant, also by Francesco Mattina. "The Terminus Agenda" part two! Captured by the newest group of Teen Titans, Deathstroke finds himself powerless and restrained inside Damian's secret prison. But when a crisis erupts, only Deathstroke stands between the Teen Titans and total disaster-can Robin swallow his pride to protect his team?

Also from DC and in stores on 4/3 is Green Lantern #6 with a killer variant by Lucio Parillo! Hal Jordan's final initiation test to join the Blackstars? Kill Adam Strange! In this issue, Controller Mu and his Blackstar goon squad have invaded and occupied the planet Rann, and its protector is at their mercy! When planet after planet has fallen to the Blackstars-and these monsters are at Rann's gate-does the galaxy have any hope to survive?

Next from DC and in stores on 4/3 is Harley Quinn #60 with a beautiful variant by Frank Cho! Harley is trapped in S.T.A.R. Labs with no escape! Abandoned and alone, the former Clown Princess of Crime must face down a horde of invading interdimensional aliens...but is she locked in there with them-or are they locked in there with her?

From DC/Vertigo and in stores on May 8th, is Six Days: The Incredible True Story of D Days Lost Chapter. June 1944. World War II. D-Day. One hundred eighty two members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside-a full 18 miles southeast of their intended target. This original graphic novel from DC Vertigo is the true story of an obscure World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France, for six days and the men who survived to tell the tale. Six Days is a true story of survival, loyalty, the brutality of war, and a triumph of the human spirit so rarely brought to the comics form. Writers Kevin Maurer (the #1 New York Times bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden) and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern)-whose uncle fought in the Battle of Graignes and is a key character in the tale-completed comprehensive archival research in preparation for this unbelievable untold story of World War II.

From IDW and in stores on 4/3 is Amber Blake #1. Amber Blake was only a child when she was recruited to the Cleverland Institute, a school for gifted children. But predators hide in the school's administration, abusing the children they're meant to protect, and, on the verge of exposing them, Amber finds herself fleeing for her life from the very man who recruited her. But she's not dead yet-and she's not the only one who wants to see Cleverland's leaders burn.

From Image and in stores on 4/3 is the Curse Words Spring Has Sprung Special. Spring is in the air, which means it's time for the final seasonal CURSE WORDS special! This ends an unofficial trilogy begun with the Winter and Summer specials, telling the story of the greatest, most tragic love story in all of comics: Wizord and Ruby Stitch. Watch, read, glory, exult as love blooms... and then it all goes to hell. Read this one, and you'll finally know why we called our book CURSE WORDS.

Next up from Image and in stores on 4/3 is Section Zero #1 (of 6). A team of fearless adventurers uncovers the secrets behind UFOs, MONSTERS, and LOST CIVILIZATIONS! It's "JACK-KIRBY-does-The-X-Files" in this miniseries by one of comics' classic creative teams-KARL KESEL (Harley Quinn, Superboy) and TOM GRUMMETT (The Death of Superman, Superboy)-and some of the greatest alternative cover artists in the industry!

From Marvel, and in stores on 4/3 is Major X #1 (of 6). WHO IS MAJOR X? A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs! What is his mission and how can the man known as Cable hope to stop him? Writer/artist Rob Liefeld introduces a new wrinkle in the saga of Marvel's Mightiest Mutants!The Mystery of MAJOR X continues in issue #2 as he forges a union with Cable - and races against time to save mutantkind from certain devastation!

Next from Marvel and in stores on 4/3 is Marvel Team Up #1. THE CLASSIC MARVEL TEAM-UP RETURNS!After a science demonstration at Empire State University goes awry, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man find themselves tangled up in the same chaotic adventure. Is it destiny? Or disaster?!Eve L. Ewing (IRONHEART) and Joey Vazquez (SPIDER-GEDDON) team up for the first thrilling arc of a mind-bending and magnificent new series!

Next from Marvel is the amazing open to order variant for Marvels Annotated #3 (of 4) by Gabrielle Del Otto. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark Marvels is back - with all-new commentary! Are the Marvels really heroes or opportunists using their powers to garner fame? As public opinion turns against super heroes, Daily Bugle photographer Phil Sheldon finds himself becoming cynical, getting more and more lost in his coverage of the Marvels - and distant from his family. But when Galactus arrives to consume Earth and the Fantastic Four rise to stop him, Phil must come to grips with the possibility of Armageddon - and decide what really matters to him. Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don't want to miss this unique look back at the Marvels phenomenon! Collecting MARVELS #3.

Lastly from Marvel and in stores on 4/3 is Mighty Thor 3D #1. Jane Foster brings the thunder like you've never seen it before - in eye-popping 3-D! When Jane lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder - the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and a looming war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet this new Thor's greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form. It's a legend in the making as the multi-layered writing of Jason Aaron and the larger-than-life artwork of Russell Dauterman leap off the page in three dimensions! Polybagged with a pair of 3-D glasses! Reprinting MIGHTY THOR (2015) #1.

From Boom Studios and in stores on 4/3 is Jim Henson Storyteller Sirens #1. The critically acclaimed Jim Henson's The Storyteller celebrates four mythic tales of sirens, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson's beloved television series.In this first issue, Polish writer Sztybor Bartosz teams with artist Jakub Rebelka ( Judas ) to reimagine the classic Polish folktale " The Fisherman and the Mermaid".The fisherman is not happy with his life. He works all the time, struggling to make ends meet rather than spending time with his wife and their daughter. On e day, while fishing, he hears a mermaid singing and the song overwhelms him with joy. He can't stop thinking about this song so he captures the mermaid and imprisons her.

Also from Boom and in stores on 4/3 is Rocco’s Modern Afterlife #1. Rocko returns in this new limited series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and Mattia Di Meo (Ben 10: For Science!) for a spooky look at everyone's favorite wallaby!Something is turning the good people of O-Town into mindless zombies and Rocko wants nothing to do with it. He barricades himself and Spunky in their home and is determined to outlast the hoards outside. But desperate times calls for desperate measures when Rocko's best friend Heffer becomes infected, Rocko will have to risk it all to save his friends and his city.

From Dynamite and in stores on 4/3 is Obey Me #1. Sent to retrieve a soul from a debtor, Vanessa & Monty team up again, exploring the dilapidated streets of the Slums, currently taken over by the Vikers, a dangerous gang. This isn't a regular collection job, as it seems this debtor managed to pawn his soul to two powerful demons, so there is a conflict brewing over it. Vanessa and Monty need to stay on their toes, as another Demon + Hellhound duo is on the trail of the target and it seems both duos are on a collision course.

Next from Dynamite and in stores on 4/3 is Xena Warrior Princess #1! In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and artist OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?

From Zenescope and in stores on 4/3 is Hellchild Blood Money #1 (of 4). Angelica Blackstone aka "Hellchild" takes a high paying gig as a bodyguard for the lowlife son of a wealthy politician. But some jobs aren't worth the money as Angelica soon finds that the men after her client are involved in something so disturbing that she can't help but get pulled in. John Wick meets Jessica Jones in this explosive, action-packed new series from Zenescope!

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