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Friday FOC Roundup for 3/15/19

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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 18thand most are in shops on April 10th, 2019. If you are interested in adding any of these books to your pull, please let us know BEFORE Monday March 18th!

From Dark Horse and in stores on 4/10 is Disney’s Incredibles 2 Secret Identities #1 (of 3). It's tough being a teenager, and on top of that, a teenager with super powers! Violet feels out of place at school and doesn't fit in with the kids around her . . . until she meets another girl at school--an outsider with powers just like her! Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship or are powers not the only thing her friend is keeping secret?

Also from Dark Horse and in stores on 4/10 is She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1 (of 5). The acclaimed miniseries continues! Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution . . . but that might just mean she's closer to the edge than she's ever been before. After discovering clues about the Flying Woman's missing family, Luna's obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago and a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more. Luna begins to wonder . . . will she even survive long enough to go insane?

From DC and in stores on 4/10 is the awesome ArtGerm variant to Catwoman #10! With the power vacuum left behind by the fall of the Creel family, Catwoman finds herself in a unique position to become the top crook in Villa Hermosa. Her only obstacles are all the other bad guys who call the city home. Can Catwoman run this gauntlet to reach boss level herself?

Next up from DC, is Detective Comics #1001 in stores on 4/10. After 1,000 issues, you'd think Batman could finally have a break...but no: as a new era dawns, he's facing the most dangerous threat of his career! The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core!

Also in shops on 4/10 is the amazing variant cover to Red Hood Outlaw #33 by Lucio Parillo! Running a casino has turned out to be more dangerous than Jason Todd ever imagined. Especially when he's the public face of the Iceberg Lounge. It turns out Oswald Cobblepot has way more enemies than the Penguin-and with the crime boss missing, they descend on Jason and his crew. But Jason doesn't need to look far for an extrajudicial solution to his problems: apparently he has the Red Hood in his contacts.

Superman #10 sees Adam Hughes return to doing variants for the series! Superman and Superboy venture forth into the cosmos to stop Jor-El before he tips the galaxy into utter chaos. Also, Superman would like to have a word with his father about what happened to his son. All this and the fate of General Zod. "The Unity Saga" continues in the pages of SUPERMAN, named one of the best superhero comics of 2018 by Paste magazine!

Finally, from DC and in stores on 4/10 is a fantastic variant to Wonder Woman #68 by Kaare Andrews! Wonder Woman and Giganta must stare down the largest Titan that Olympus and the Earth have ever seen...but even if they defeat him, they must answer the question: Can Giganta ever be trusted to use her powers for good? Can Diana get through to her-or do some big bads just get bigger and badder?

From IDW and in stores on 4/10 is Star Trek Year Five #1! The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They've traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they'll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original Five Year Mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series!A new continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission! The classic crew is back in all -new stories featuring your favorite characters from the Original Series! Featuring a new cover by legendary artist Greg Hildebrandt!

Also from IDW and in stores on 4/10 is TMNT #93! "City at War, Part 1." The battle for control of New York City begins! As the city splinters into different human, mutant, and ninja factions, the TMNT find themselves in the middle of the chaos! Eight years of storytelling have led to this! Including the first of eight special "legacy" incentive covers: an IDW TMNT year one homage by Dan Duncan! The storyline that leads to TMNT #100 begins here!

From Image and in stores on 4/10 is Fairlady #1! Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over? After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a "Fairman"-a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn't end on the battlefield, and as the only "Fairlady," Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld's overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.

From Marvel and in stores on 4/10 is Marvel Tales Thanos #1! The most ruthless villain in the Marvel Universe takes center stage as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of Marvel's most impressive talent from the past eight decades - and for Thanos, it could only be the cosmic maestro, Jim Starlin! Reprinting the classic tale, written and drawn by Starlin, that first revealed Thanos' stunning connection to the deadliest woman in the galaxy - Gamora - from WARLOCK (1972) #10! Another Starlin-scripted epic pits the Mad Titan against one of the MU's greatest evils - the devilish Mephisto - in SILVER SURFER (1987) #45! And Gamora gets the chance to unleash her full fury on her twisted father figure in WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH #8!

Also from Marvel and in stores on 4/10 is Symbiote Spider Man #1 (of 5). Everyone knows that Spider-Man's infamous black suit would someday become the wicked web-slinger called Venom - but what happened BEFORE Peter Parker discovered the black suit's sinister secret? Find out in this dynamic tale from comics legends PETER DAVID and GREG LAND! Set during the original "Black Suit Saga," this is an all-new tale that pits the wall-crawling wonder against that most mystifying of menaces...MYSTERIO! WITH an awesome ArtGerm Variant!

 

Next from Marvel and in stores on 4/10 is the first tie in to War of the Realms! War of the Realms Journey Into Mystery #1 (of 5) is on FOC Monday! The creators of the blockbuster podcast The Adventure Zone bring their talents to Marvel for a wild romp through THE WAR OF THE REALMS! Earth is at war, besieged by an army of Frost Giants, Trolls and Fire Goblins - and the mighty Thor is nowhere to be found! But could it be that the key to turning the tide is...Thor's baby sister? Journey into Mystery with Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Wonder Man, and Balder the Brave as they go on an epic quest to save Earth's only hope! (And, yes, deal with diaper duty.)

Another War of the Realms tie in drops on 4/10 with War of the Realms War Scrolls #1 (of 3). Gifted the sight of the Bifrost, Daredevil watches all Midgard burn under Malekith's invasion. How will the Guardian of Hell's Kitchen...guard an entire Earth turned to Hell? Find out in a story by Jason Aaron & Andrea Sorrentino! All this and more (including a new Howard the Duck story by Chip Zdarsky & Joe Quinones!), straight from the battlefield of WAR OF THE REALMS!

Lastly from Marvel and in stores on 4/10 is Web of Venom Cult of Carnage #1! A new terror has risen on the fringes of the Marvel Universe, stirring in the depths of space. But evil is also rising on Earth, claiming one victim at a time in the name of the killer called CARNAGE! Written by Frank Tieri, with art by Danilo Beyruth, this will be a book you don’t want to miss! With an open to order variant by Joshua Cassara!

 

From Boom Studios and in stores on 4/10 is Faithless #1. Faith. Sex. The Devil.
Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it's cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it's part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She's right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her . . .In short- Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed. Main cover by Paul Pope, FOC Variant by Lee Bermejo and erotic polybagged variant by Tula Lotay!

  

From Dynamite and in stores on 4/19 is Kiss the End #1. What lies beyond our world? Is there a heaven? Is there a hell?When a young man finds himself on the wrong side of life, he encounters Death itself and is set on a quest to seek out his errant demon offspring in an attempt to make his way back to the world of the living! But there is much peril on the way and the only ones who can help him are KISS!

From ActionLab and in stores on 4/10 is Cold Blood Samurai #1. "We are the last warriors, the last pacifists of that school, and I leave her inheritance in your hands... you are a Gaijin." A feudal Japan with anthropomorphic and samurai animals inspired by Homer's poem on "War of Mice and Frogs," Batrachomyomachia. As in the classic poem, one tells of the futility of war and the desire for peace by Gaijin, a foreign salamander in a Japan of frogs invaded by lizards.

From AfterShock and in stores on 4/10 is Orphan Age #1. One day all the adults died, all over the world, at the same time. Now it's twenty years later, and the children - all grown up - are still rebuilding the world. Horses and caravans are the only thin lines connecting tiny, scattered settlements - little sparks in the great dark night. Gasoline is gone, phones long-dead, television a memory. The only power in America is the New Church, the religion of the angry children, that blames the destruction of the old world on the dead adults. In the settlement of Dallastown, a stranger comes riding in one day, telling a story of escape from the New Church's unstoppable Firemen. The Church is on the march, and the world might burn again - and the only hope might be a scared teenage girl, a gunslinger keeping his secrets, and a woman of few words and long knives. Welcome to the Orphan Age.

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