Space Pirate Captain Harlock? Thank FOC It's Friday, 14th of May 2021

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. Who knows what Penguin Random House will bring? Here's this week's comics product coming through that may adjusting as demand slips and slides with the emerging economic bubble. Or somesuch.

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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.

What's FOC-ing today?

  • Thank FOC It's Friday, 14th of May 2021
  • The Six Sidekicks Of Trigger Keaton launched from Image Comics from Kyle Starks and Chris Schweizer, returnable and with a variant cover (above) by Erica Henderson.
  • Heroes Reborn reaches #6 with spinoffs for Night-Gwen and Squadron Savage.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 14th of May 2021


  • Good Luck #1 from Matthew Erman and Stefano Simeone is up from Boom Studios (with this 1:25 cover by Jung-Geun Yoon) – as is Eve #2 with the 1:25 cover by Ethan Young.
  • Erik Larsen finally ends Ant with #12 – before a big relaunch in August.
  •  Something Is Killing The Children is turning #17, and gets its own 1:25 cover by Jung-Geun Yoon too.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 14th of May 2021

  • Ablaze launches Space Pirate Captain Harlock #1 by Leiji Matsumoto and Jerome Alquie with a cover by Yanick Paquette – and many-tiered variants up to 1:50 too. It will also get an FCBD title in August.
  • Finally WEB Of Spider-Man #1 hits FOC. Been a while.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 14th of May 2021

  • Heavy on the mushrooms for this Delicacy graphic novel by James Albon from Top Shelf.
  • Jonathan Hickman's run on X-Men concludes with #21.
  • Dark Horse launches Secret Land #1 from Christofer Emgard and Tomas Aira.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 14th of May 2021

  • Dynamite revive DIE-NAMITE as Die-Namite Lives with a new #1 by Fred Van Lente and Vincenzo Carratu with an Ash Vs Vampirella cover by Arthur Suydam – one of many. Returnable to those who order 15 or more.
  • Dark Horse has a big book with Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories Omnibus.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 14th of May 2021

  • Bunny Mask #1 is the new launch from Aftershock Comics by Paul Tobin and Andrea Mutti. Returnable to those who order 10 copies or more.
  • For DC Comics through Lunar, Represent comes to print, Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow gets her own book again with Tom King, and Joker intrigues with #4…

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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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