Thank FOC It’s Friday, 9th August 2019 – Rick And Morty’s Flesh Curtains For Hallowe’en

Welcome to Thank FOC It’s Friday, a semi-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?

  • Lots of Halloween Comicfest comics – DCeased may be the big one.
  • Big news about Deodato this week with a new JMS book, Savage Avengers and Berserker Unbound? #5 of Savage and #2 of Beserker up for FOC
  • New Berger Book, Everything #1 by Christopher Cantwell and I. N. J. Culbard – returnable to stores who order ten copies or more.
  • Dark Horse also launching Phillip Sevy‘s Triage.
  • DC’s Year of The Villain takes in Batman #78, Deathstroke #47, Harley Quinn #65, Justice League #31… not as many this time. Make them count.
  • Neal Adams launching Batman Vs Ra’s A Ghul
  • Batman Day orders for The Batman Who Laughs and Nightwalker – and all those promotional gubbins
  • Tom Taylor writes DCeased spinoff, A Good Day To Die with Laura Braga and more.
  • We have the launch of Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #1 – returnable if orders are high. Very high…
  • Launch of Legion Of Super-Heroes: Millenium #1. They’re back…
  • IDW takes apart the season finale in Star Trek discovery Aftermatch – free photo variant cover for every ten copies ordered.
  • Mike Norton‘s Battlepug #1 launches from Image Comics – and for every 25 copies ordered, stores get a Battlepug Compugium HC.
  • The finale of The Wicked + The Divine. Added discount for stores who order 20 copies or more. Also Die #7 – how have your Die number been of late. Worth ticking up a few? And Once & Future #1 gets a third printing on FOC…

Thank FOC It's Friday, 9th August 2019 - Happy Hallowe'en

  • Pretty Deadly begins again with Pretty Deadly Rat – and a 1:5 freebie for stores.
  • It’s Spawn #300 time everyone. So many covers – and no idea what the main one is yet.
  • How did Agents Of Atlas #1 do? #2 is up.
  • So much Absolute Carnage spinoff. Remember, only the main series is key…
  • Alpha Flight True North launches. Now with art by Scott Hepburn, along with the solicited Max Dunbar and Djibril Morissette-Phan
  • Erik Larsen on Spider-Man with Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big.
  • Fantastic Four begins its Point Of Origin storyline. And how did Future Foundation do? Was thay Rikki Barnes, the Liefeld/Loeb Bucky returning?
  • House Of X #4. Keep upping those numbers.
  • Web Of Black Widow #1 launches. Not long till May 2020…
  • From James TynionSomething Is Killing The Children #1 is launching.
  • Vampirella/Red Sonja #1 launches with new FOC tiered covers including those from In-Hyuk Lee.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 9th August 2019 - Happy Hallowe'en

  • Action Lab launches David Pepose and Gavin Guidry‘s Going To The Chapel #1
  • They also have the ninth season of Princeless launching with a new #1
  • Also do check out Jeanine Jonee, Emily Brigoll’s original GN, A Friend for Madison
  • AfterShock launches Eliot Rahal and Clara Meath‘s Midnight Vista #1
  • Oni Press has Rick And Morty’s Flesh Curtains #1. Yup, that will sell on title alone…
  • Ariel Ries is launching a new graphic novel, Witchy, from Lion Forge, worth a second, third and fourth look.
  • While Ben Meares and Sergio Arino are launching Mystere #1 from Zenscope.

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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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