Thank FOC It's Friday – Planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off at Diamond Comic Distributors. And now Lunar Distribution as well. Here's a lot of product coming through that needs adjusting because this represents the comic book industry returning to comic book stores en masse.
Traditionally FOC is the date when retailers have a last chance to amend their advance orders for comic books without penalty. A final opportunity for publishers to promote books while orders can still be added. 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.
What's FOCing today?
- Dead Dogs Bite #1 by Tyler Boss is Dark Horse Comics' big launch, originally planned for 2020 but cancelled due to pandemic shutdowns. Well, now it's back.
- How did Fear Case #1 do? #2 is up and retailers who match 90% of order for Fear Case #1 qualify for full returnability.
- IDW is launching two Marvel Action #1 – one for Captain Marvel and one for Spider-Man. Each with 1:10 covers.
- IDW's Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #2 is up for FOC with another 1:10 cover.
- While Marvel have Star Wars: High Republic #3, 2nd printing of #2.
- TMNT: The Last Ronin #1 gets a Directors Cut. One day it may get a #2 as well.
- Image Comics is launching Nocterra #1 by Scott Snyder and Tony S Daniel with new Greg Capullo FOC covers.
- Marvel is finally launching America Chavez: Made In The USA #1 by Kalinda Vazquez and Carlos E. Gomez which may also be fixing her origin.
- Deadpool Nerdy 30 #1 now has added Rob Liefeld and Gail Simone and will be your last Deadpool comic for ages.
- Peach Momoko's first full-length superhero comic – X-Men: Demon Days – is up.
- King In Black is launching Captain America and Wiccan & Hulking tie-ins. Still.
- DC Comics' Infinite Frontier #0 joins Batman #106, Batman: Urban Legends #1, Crime Syndicate #1, Suicide Squad #1, Sensational Wonder Woman #1, Swamp Thing #1 in kicking off DC's new relaunch.
- Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 from Joe Kelly, Chris Bachalo and Dale Eaglesham is launching big with 1:100 covers, party variants and more.
- AWA is launching Chariot #1 by Bryan Hill and Priscilla Petraites.
- Boom Studios is launching the graphic novel Girlsplaining from Katja Klengel. Feels like a perennial.
- AfterShock is launching Undone By Blood: Other Side Of Eden by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson and Sami Kivela with a 1:15 Charlie Adlard cover.
- Jonna And The Umpossible Monsters #1 by Chris and Laura Samnee from Oni Press returns to the schedules with this 1:15 FOC cover too.
- Oni Press also has a Rick & Morty Special for the Jerryboree, and a #2 for R&M: Worlds Apart.
- Titans brings back its Minions series after pandemic cancellation with Minions: Sports.
- Cult Of Dracula #1 from Source Point Press is much anticipated and is going to FOC right now.
What's on your FOC?
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