Thank FOC It’s Friday, 20th September 2019 – From JJ Abrams to X-Men to the Illuminati Ball

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.

And this week it seems that Diamond Comic Distributors has decided to join in. Well, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. You can sign up here or with the form at the bottom.

So what’s FOC’ing today?

  • The JJ AbramsSpider-Man #1 hit and went to second print. The second issue is up for FOC.
  • The anniversary return of The Mask with I Pledge Allegiance To The Mask by Christopher Cantwell and Patric Reynolds – a very Trump-era return. And returnable for stores who order over ten copies.
  • Batman #81 is no longer a Year of The Villain title., So maybe that means it will sell more copies. It’s Batman Vs Bane.
  • How did Flash Forward #1 do for you? #2 is up. Ditto with Inferior Five.
  • The launch of Metal Men #1 by Dan DiDio, Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, returnable to stores who order the same as Flash #71 or more.IDW has the John Byrne Artist Select Fantastic Four collection up for FOC…
  • Curse Words has its finale with #25.
  • Marked by David Hine and Brian Saberlin launches from Image, returnable for registered retailers.
  • Once & Future #2 is headed to a third printing. All orders will be fulfilled without allocation. Boom promises.

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  • X-Men #1 is up for FOC this week. What will this week’s House do to those numbers?
  • It’s FOC for the free promotional Cards Of X giveaway cards – 7 cards, promoting the upcoming Dawn Of X series…
  • Boom has returnability for registered retailers on the Sparrow’s Roar original graphic novel by C.R. Chua and Paolo Chikiamco.
  • Vault launches Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1, and makes it returnable.
  • Dynamite has FOC covers at 1:7, 1:11, 1:15 and 1:21 for Bettie Page Unbound #5, 1:4, 1:15, 1:21, 1:25 to Chastity #2, 1:11 and 1:15 for Vampirella #4.
  • From Titan Comics, Cynthia von Buhler of Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini has turned her immersive theatre production The
    Illuminati Ball into an all-new graphic novel, The Illuminati Ball.
  • Boom has FOC covers for Firefly #10 by Will Sliney, and Something Is Killing The Children #2 by Ian Bertram. Will the Batman announcement bump interest for the latter?

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  • Absolute Carnage #3 came out this week. Absolute Carnage #1 has just gone to fifth printings. Absolute Carnage #4 is up for FOC this week. Crunch those numbers, and Absolute Carnage Avengers #1 is launching too…
  • Black Panther & Agents Of Wakanda #1 is out this week. #2 is up for FOC. How did it do?
  • Captain Marvel is going to kill an Avenger – will it be in #11
  • Dynamite has FOC covers at 1:7, 1:11, 1:15 and 1:21 for Bettie Page Unbound #5, 1:4, 1:15, 1:21, 1:25 to Chastity #2, 1:11 and 1:15 for Vampirella #4.

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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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