Thank FOC It's Friday, 30th August 2019 – From Plot to Bloodshot

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.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 30th August 2019 – From Plot to Bloodshot

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So what's FOC'ing today?


  • Matt Kindt and David Rubin launch a new Ether series, The Disappearance Of Violet Bell.
  • How did Tommy Gun Wizards #1 do? #2 is up for FOC. Similar stories for Batman/Superman #2, Pretty Violent #2, Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #2, Ghost-Spider #2, Mall #2, Bad Reception #2 or Doctor Mirage #2?
  • Action Comics #1015 features Naomi in her first full appearance in the DC Universe – #1014 saw her cameo.
  • Shazam #7 is up for FOC. Finally…
  • As October Faction hits Netflix, so it gets a 'Special Edition' of its first issues from IDW.
  • A launch for Transformers Galaxies #1 by Tyler Bleszinski and Livio Ramondelli.
  • SFSX Safe Sex #1 launched by Tina Horn and Michael Dowling – not from DC Vertigo but from Image Comics.
  • Powers Of X reaches #5… and no one knows what to expect.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 30th August 2019

  • Marvel launches their new Strikeforce series spinning out of Avengers and War Of The Realms.
  • Amazing Spider-Man #30 crosses over with Absolute Carnage – and may follow up on the One More Day revisitation of #29…
  • Captain Marvel #8 gets a third printing with Star.
  • Marvel brings back Crazy with a #1 for their 80th anniversary.
  •  Zoe Quinn makes her Marvel Comics debut with Fearless #3.
  • Marvel Comics Presents #9 goes full Wolverine – and his daughter.
  • New Mutants: War Children reunites Claremont and Sienkiewicz.
  • Angel #5 is meant to have FOC covers by Will Sliney. Just no one knows what they look like. Defeats the purpose rather. Same deal with Faithless #6 and Jim Henson's Dark Age Of Resistance #1. Though the Netflix debut today was well-timed…
  • Plot #1 by Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel and Josh Hixson launches from Vault, fully returnable.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 30th August 2019

  • As does Relics Of Youth #1 by Matt Nicholas, Chad Rebmann and Skylar Patridge
  • And then there's Bloodshot #1 by Tim Seeley and Brett Booth with a maximum discount for all retailers, no matter the size of their order.

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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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