Milk, Cheese & Witchblood – Thank FOC It's Friday, 15th January

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, 15th January

What's FOCing today?

  •  Patton Oswalt and Dean Kotz launch their take on Jeff Lemire's world, in Black Hammer: Visions. But also a return for Milk and Cheese by Evan Dorkin with the above cover.
  • Matthew Mercer, Jody Houser and Olivia Samson return to Critical Role with Vox Machine Origins  III #1.
  • Everyone watches what Paul Allor does with GI Joe now. GI Joe: Castle Fall is the culmination of that with Chris Evenhuis.
  • A new Captain Marvel #1 with IDW's Marvel Action line, and a 1:10 cover too.
  • Watch out for this graphic novel Parenthesis by Elodie Durand with won the Revelation Prize of the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 15th January

  • Hollow Heart #1 from Vault gets 1:15 and 1:30 covers from David Mack.
  • Radiant Black #1 kicks off the Image shared superhero universe… and has 1:10, 1:25 and 1:50 variant covers.
  • Image Comics also launches Stray Dogs by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner.
  • How did Eternals #1 do? #2 is up.
  • King In Black: Black Panther launches.
  • The Marvel Art Of George Perez – delayed but now up for FOC
  • Morbius gets a one-shot – just not a film right now.
  • Omnibus FOC for Spider-Gwen, X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse, Power Pack Vol 2, and Wolverine Vol 2.
  • Star Wars The High Republic #1 gets its third printing to FOC.
  • Jason Starr,  Dalibor Talajic, Marco Lesko launch Casual Fling #1 from AWA.
  • Christine Larsen launches Orcs #1 from Boom Studios with a 1:10 cover.
  • How did Space Bastards #1 do from Humanoids? #2 is up.
  • Witchblood #1 from Vault geta 1:15, 1:30 and 1:50 covers from Yoshi Yoshitani.
  • How did Gung Ho Sexy Beast #1 from Ablaze do? #2 is up.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 15th January

While DC has second prints of its second lot of Future State titles.

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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.

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