Thank FOC It’s Saturday – Marvel Comics 1000, Absolute Carnage and First Female Turtle

Welcome to Thank FOC It’s Saturday, a mostly-weekly 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 final 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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So what’s FOC’ing today?

  • Berserker Unbound, the new series from Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato and Dark Horse Comics is launching with #1, returnable to retailers who order 10 or more.
  • No One Left To Fight #1 burnt up the charts – will #2 follow?
  • Batman #76… how will #75 do? Card stock cover too. Also getting the DC Year Of The Villain treatment is Deathstroke #46, The Green Lantern #10, Harley Quinn #64, Justice League #29, and Young Justice #8. And there’s also Sinestro: Year Of The Villain,
  • DCeased #4. Of course. What else will The Walking Dead reader have?
  • Doom Patrol: The Weight Of The World #2- how did #1 do?
  • Lois Lane #2 – I loved #1. Did your customers?
  • The Island Of Dr Moreau, the new series from Ted Adams and Gabriel Rodriguez and IDW is launching with #1, a free 1:10 variant cover by Rodriguez. Will be returnable with a stipend.
  • My Little Pony: Feats Of Friendship #1 by Ian Flynn and Tony Fleecs with a 1:10 cover by Katie O’Neill. Will be returnable with a stipend.

Thank FOC It's Saturday - Marvel Comics 1000, Absolute Carnage First Female Turtle Gets Cover Featured

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #95 is getting a second printing…
  • Coffin Bound #1 is launching from Image Comics by Dan Watters and Dani, with full returnability for retailer participants. And being called the ‘New Sandman’.
  • Die #6 – as we have heard is putting on orders from #5… are you onboard?
  • Sea Of Stars #2 – how did #1 do?
  • Space Bandits #2 –  how did #1 do? Either way this is, again, fully returnable. But it will not go to a second printings.
  • Second prints for Thumbs #2 and Unearth #2.

  • Absolute Carnage #1 – one of the big ones, with tiered discounts for big orders, with a 1:500 Artgerm virgin cover, 1:200 red cover, 1:100 Mark Bagley Hidden Gem variant, 1:50 Nick Bradshaw, 1:25 Gabrielle Dell’Otto and Adi Granov covers and party variants that will get you Absolute Carnage tattoos…
  • Aero #2 is joined by a 1:25 variant and a #1 second printing.
  • Agents Of Atlas launches with a #1. But with Nico Leon and Carlo Pagulayan instead of Gang Hyuk Lim.
  • Black Cat #3 comes with 1:25, 1:50 and 1:100 variants…
  • Future Foundation #1 launches with 1:25 and 1:50 covers.
  • House of X #1 gets a reprint as #2 has 1:100 and 1:10 variants.
  • Immortal Hulk #22. Nuff said.
  • Invisible Woman #2 – how did #1 do?
  • Rob Liefeld bring Eric Stephenson back to Marvel with Major X #0.
  • Marvel Comics #1000 – all the big Marvel guns this weekend. With so many, many variant covers…including 1:50, 1:100, 1:200 and 1:500 covers. Lots of them.

  • Angel #2 gets a second printing with a new hero shot cover by Gleb Melnikov.

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer has two #7 FOC covers for #TeamSlayer and #TeamVamp featuring Drusilla by Miguel Mercado.


  • Ronin Island #5 has one as well by Kris Anka.

  • Death Defying Devil #1 by Gail Simone launches from Dynamite with 1:10, 1:20, 1:30, 1:40 and 1:50 covers
  • Archie launches Archie’s Married Life Ten Years Later #1, fully returnable.
  • And Titan Comics launches Lenore Vol III… second time is the charm…?

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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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