Dead Dogs, Infinite Fronts and Demon Days – Thank FOC It's Friday

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.

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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.

Thank FOC It's Friday
The Dead Dog's Bite #1

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.
Thank FOC It's Friday
X-Men: Demon Days #1
  • 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.
Thank FOC It's Friday
Jonna And The Umpossible Monsters #1
  • 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.
Thank FOC It's Friday
Cult Of Dracula #1

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.