Thank FOC It’s Friday – Kevin Smith and His Hit-Girl

Welcome to Thank FOC It’s Friday, a weekly mailing list, similar to The Daily LITG, but 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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Now, many retailers will know all this, but some things may slip through even the most diligent retailer’s attention. And if nothing else, it may be useful to try for a one-stop shop that may start some thoughts, even if it doesn’t finish them.

So what’s been going on?

Well there have been a lot of stats. Marketshare and the top 500 for December – and for the whole of 2018. In a number of posts. And the word that business was up, year on year – just.

Second prints from Marvel, DC, Image, Vault and Boom.

Signs of cancellations and new printings, and new ratings at Marvel.

Thre are new promotions for returnability and discount from Image.

There are more comics from DC at Walmart to raid as DC won big in Diamond’s own awards.

DC Comics had its covers for FOC – including Stanley Artgerm Lau’s Wonder Woman.

We had comic book stores that opened – and a few that closed their doors for a variety of reasons.

Marvel teased their ‘cat’ variant covers

Doomsday Clock and Dan Slott comics got later. We learned where backing boards came from, and what long boxes used to be.

We helped one store locate the owners of a hundred-year-old marriage certificate found amongst their comic books. And noted how one store supported striking teachers and another helped out furloughed employees.

Hitting FOC this week, Wonder Twins is launching, the new Wonder Comics title from the Flintstones‘ and Snagglepuss’s Mark Russell.

Kevin Smith writes Hit Girl Season Two #1 and Ant returns to Savage Dragon, from Image Comics.

Marvel has Age Of X-Men: NextGen #1 and Avengers: No Road Home #1 and Ms Marvel #38 celebrates the character’s fifth anniversary. And the launch of Savage Sword of Conan. Lots of incentives from Marvel for all…

Adventure Time Season 11 #5 now includes an all-new, open-to-order, virgin art FOC cover by Jon Vermilyea from Boom Studios.

While Dynamite has Bubba Hotep/Army Of Darkness #1 launching and Zenescope is launching Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1.

There’s still time…

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About Rich Johnston

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

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