"Thank FOC It's Friday, 23rd August 2019 – Here's The Steeple

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?

    • Brian Wood returns with a new Aliens: Colonial Marines series, Rising Threat, with Werther Dell'Edera and Michael Atiyeh.
    • Never forget your Critical Role – Vox Origins II #3 up for FOC
    • Launch of Steeple from John Allison and Sarah Stern, returnable to those who order ten copies or more.
    • DC Comics has the launch of Flash Forward #1 – and it's returnable if you top Heroes In Crisis #2 orders.
    • Year Of The Villain books include Aquaman #52, Lex Luthor: Year Of The Villain #1, Nightwing #64, Supergirl #34, Superman #15, Teen Titans #34.
    • Batman #79 coms to the end of its City Of Bane interlude.
    • Stjepan Sejic's Harleen #1 is up for FOC. Will it be Damned big?
    • Jeff Lemire and Keith Giffen's Inferior Five begins…
    • A relaunch for GI Joe #1 from IDW, fully returnable with a 20c fee per returned issue
    • Absolute Carnage #3. No one ordered enough.
    • Aero #3 – how did #1 and #2 do?
    • A new Black Panther title launches, the Agents Of Wakanda
    • Captain Marvel #9 gets a second printing with this cover…

  • And here's Declan Shalvey's cover to House Of X #2 third printing…

  • And talking of which, #5 first printing is up for FOC. No one has ordered enough, again.
  • Also things are picking u for Immortal Hulk #24 along with it's BIG CHANGES plot…
  • It's the launch of The Nepositic Spider-Man #1 from JJ Abrams&Son, with party variants and the like…
  • Rose Tico gets her first solo Star Wars comic book.
  • Once & Future #1 has sold out again and is getting fast-tracking it to a fifth printing with a new cover by Khary Randolph.

  • Something Is Killing The Children #1 has sold out again and is getting fast-tracking it to a third printing with a new cover by Nick Robles.
  • Firefly #9 now includes an all-new, open-to-order, FOC Cover by Will Sliney.
  • You Are Obsolete #1 by Mathew Klickstein and Evgeny Bornyakov is launching from AfterShock. Returnable to stores who order 5 copies or more.
  • Archie 1355 #1 launches by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn and Tom Grummett. Fully returnable

  • Betty Page Unbound #4 has a 1-in11 virgin variant for FOC and a 1-in-15 B&W FOC variant from John Royle and a 1-in-21 virgin FOC variant of the same

  • Vampirella #3 has a 1-in-7 FOC variant by Fay Dalton, a 1-in-11 B&W FOC variant by Guillem March and a 1-in-15 sneak peek FOC cover by Artgerm a 1 in 25 virgin sneak peek and a 1-in-21 B&W from J Scott Campbell.

  • Oni Press has the launch of Rick & Morty Vs D&D II: Painscape. How did the first one do?
  • They also have the launch of the Tea Dragon Festival OGN HC by Katie O'Neill. Load up.
  • And we end with the Tremendous She-Trump volume by Brian Denham, from Antarctic.


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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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