Thank FOC It's Sunday #7 - That Was The Week That Was

Thank FOC It’s Sunday #7 – That Was The Week That Was

Posted by December 16, 2018 Comment

We just get later and later…

Welcome to Thank FOC It’s Friday Sunday, a weekly-ish mailing list, similar to The Daily LITG, but (mostly) every Friday and planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off. The date when retailers have a last chance to amend their advance orders for comic books without penalty. A last chance for publishers to promote books while orders can still be added. And a time for credits to be amends, new covers to be revealed and a final push given. This is an attempt to sift through them all and find the most relevant items.

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Hell of a week. And Diamond have laid out the year ahead…

Joe Illidge parted from Valiant and has become a freelance editor amongst other departures and Robert Meyers is promoted. Eric S Esquivel was the latest comics creator to receive allegations of abuse and DC Comics has cancelled Border Town in its wake and make the whole series returnable to retailers. It’s all change at Ms Marvel as G Willow Wilson leaves the book and Saladin Ahmed joins itComic shops closebut also a few open. We get a full list of Stan Lee black armband covers. And what price your pull boxes?

We have Marvel reprints, Antarctic reprints, Vault reprintssolicitation changes from Marvel Comics and from DC Comics, and retailers prepare for the monster that is Captain Marvel.

DC Comics Archive opens to raise money for an LGBTQ charity, Hindus call for a Marvel apology over Uncanny X-Men, and Dark Horse is to crossover Black Hammer with DC Comics. But DC cancels the final issue of Batman: Creature Of The Night and the Harley and Joker Bombshells action figures.

How did your sales this week match up with the Bleeding Cool Bestseller List? And did you find hidden variant covers in Grumble #1?

Titles FOCing tomorrow:

Aliens Resistance #1, a Fox license that Dark Horse still have. And Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path #1 is another one. Additional discount to retailers who order more 10 or more copies for the latter one. Black Hammer’s Directors Cut ahead of the DC crossover news going official. Starcraft Soldiers #1, Jody Houser is building up quite the portfolio

Aquaman #44 will pick up on the shipping-this-week Kelly Sue/Robson Rocha high profile relaunch – care to make a gamble on how the film does?

Batman #63 – Tom King writes John Constantine, Mikel Janin draws him. People may buy this… The Batman Who Laughs #2 – how did #1 do for you? And Doomsday Clock #9 – it looks as if things are finally happening for the DC Universe.

Goddess Mode #2 – how did #1 do for you? Was it tainted? Note that Naomi #1 is returnable and tying in with Bendis’ Supertitles. Superman #7 with an older, taller, wiser Superboy. If that’s who he is. And Mysteries Of Love In Space will be there for Valentine’s Day

Atomic Robo gets a new series, Dawn Of A New Era, There’s the beginning of the Star Trek Q Conflict that will crossover all the eras of Star Trek as well as Shredder going to hell in TMNT.

How did IDW’s Marvel Action series go? Both Avengers and Miles Morales are having their #2 FOCs… There’s the final final final issue of League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tempest Book Four. How did #3 do with the 3D glasses?

Isola #6 is FOCing as is the Isola Prologue story that caused such fuss a few months ago. Image Comics also launch Oliver #1 and Vindication #1.

Man-Eaters #3 has a new cover from Lia Miternique

Marvel is launching Black Widow #1, Crypt Of Shadows #1, but most of their fuss is over Fantastic Four #6 – and retailers will be getting free copies of a Mystery Variant. There’s the Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 launch party and a new Invaders laugh as well. Watch those Ironheart #2 reorders – how well did the first do? There’s the new supremely oversized Kirby Is Fantastic Oversized King Hardcover. And a new launch for Marvel Comics Presents. The Captain Marvel Prelude TPB may be one to stock up ahead of March’s movie. And Howard Chaykin has a war comic from Marvel, War Is Hell.

Marceline and Simon are getting a post-season-cancellation revival launch from Boom,

Black Badge #6 now includes an all-new, open-to-order, virgin art FOC cover by Julian Totino Tedesco.

Firefly #3 now includes an all-new, open-to-order, virgin art FOC cover by Daniel Warren Johnson.

Chad Cicconi is launching Null Faeries from Action Lab. Archie has Blossoms 666 #1. And Dynamite has Eliva: Shape Of Elvira #1 with a 1 in 5 copy for FOC by Dave Acosta.



And tomorrow? The return of Mark Seifert’s Marvel’s Declassified on Bleeding Cool…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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(Last Updated December 17, 2018 4:31 am )

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