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?
- Orphan & Five Beasts #1 from James Stokoe is up for FOC, and will be returnable for stores who order ten copies or more.
- How did Young Hellboy #1 do? How about Orcs #1? #2 for both are up for FOC.
- IDW has the John Romita Jr Artisan edition of the Amazing Spider-Man.
- It also has the Locke & Key Keyhouse Compendium
- TMNT: The Last Ronin #2 is getting its second print.
- The new Reckless graphic novel, Friend Of The Devil by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips is up. And for every 20 copies ordered, retailers get 20 signed bookplates
- Maria Llovet's Eros/Psyche #1 is launching from Ablaze with 1:10, 1:20 and 1:30 tiered variants.
- Bequest #1 by Tim Seeley and Freddie Williams II may be a blockbuster of a book – don't let being published by AfterShock mean you miss out on this one.
- Invincible #1 is getting its Amazon Prime Video reprint edition.
- Kick Ass Vs Hit-Girl concludes with its 5th issue – and a cover by Mark Millar's daughter, Emily Brooks Millar.
- Ultramega #1 by James Harren is expected to be the big Image/Skybound launch for quite some time, and includes 1:5 and 1:10 covers.
- The Captain America Anniversary Tribute recreation of Captain America Comics #1 is up.
- King In Black: Spider-Man is kicking off even though King In Black is close to conclusion… since it was all his fault in the first place? SWORD #4 is still involved too.
- Trials Of Ultraman is launching a new series too.
- Si Spurrier and Sergio Davila are launching Black Knight: Curse Of The Ebony Blade #1, including tiered variants going up to a 1:100 virgin Peach Momoko cover.
- Jim Henson's Storyteller: Tricksters launches a new series by Jonathan Rivera and Jade Zhang but its virgin Peach Momoko cover is just 1:25.
And all of DC Comics titles FOC'ed early yesterday. Hope you didn't miss out.
What's on your FOC?
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