Thank FOC It's Friday, 10th May 2019 – Will a Black Cat Cross Your Path?

We just get later and later. Welcome to Thank FOC It's Friday Sunday, a weekly-ish 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. The last 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, 10th May 2019 – Will a Black Cat Cross Your Path?

You can sign up here or with the form at the bottom. So what's FOC'ing happening this weekend?

  • Disney's Frozen: Hero Within is a #1 of 3, from Joe Caramagna and Kawaii Creative Studio from Dark Horse Comics. Order 10 and it's returnable.
  • Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #7 is back from Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba and Nick Filardi.
  • Batman #72 is burning through to the City Of Bane – look for an upswing now that Knightmares are through.
  • Kevin Eastman is guest artist on Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2, alongside Freddie Williams II.
  • How did DCeased #1 do for you? As well as for everyone else? Well, here's #2…
  • Green Lantern #8 reprisies the Green Arrow/Green Lantern stories by Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams. Now by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp.
  • Justice League #25 begins DC's Year Of The Villain in the regular monthly titles.
  • Man-Eaters #9 and Paper Girls #29 are getting added discount for those who order 20 copies, with a special Eisner Award Nominee incentive.
  • Sharkey, the Bounty Hunter #4 continues being fully returnable.
  • Thumbs #1 by Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman is Image Comics' big launch and part of their 'No Risk' returnable promotion.
  • Walking Dead #192 follows from that cliffhanger. Who lives, who dies, who tells their story? Here comes Act Three…
  • Marvel is launching Black Cat #1, with added discounts for retailers who order 350%, 250% and 200% of their orders for Amazing Spider-Man #16.HU
  • Firefly #5 gets an all-new, second printing cover by Kirbi Fagan.

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  • Peter David and Dale Keown are returning to the Hulk with Incredible Hulk: Last Call…. with added discounts if orders are 100% and 150% of Immortal Hulk #17. Heh, okay that's not going to happen much given how well Immortal is doing right now.
  • Talking of which Guardians Of The Galaxy Annual is being written by Al Ewing. This is a good thing right now.
  • Savage Avengers #2 is FOCing alongside a second printing of #1. Did Free Comic Book Day help?
  • Two Marvel Omnibuses are FOCing, Marvel Universe by Rob Liefeld and Namor The Sub-Mariner by John Byrne and Jae Lee.
  • Luke Skywalker has an Age Of Rebellion one-shot…
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer #5 follows on with a certain Xander Harris turned vampire… and has two new FOC covers by Kaiti Infante for #TEAMSLAYER/#TEAMVAMP cover program.

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  • Banjax is a new series by Rylend Grant and Fabio Alves coming from Action Lab's Danger Zone. Worth a couple…
  • Rolled And Told gets a D&AD-appealing hardcove, perfect for Knights Of The Dinner Table/Die/Critical Role fans.
  • This Love So Brief by Fred Chao gets a oneshot and lots of love from Douglas Wolk.
  • How did Fallen World #1 from Valiant Entertainment do? Here's #2…
  • Ronin Island #4 gets a new FOC cover by Kris Anka.

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All FOC'ing weekend long. What's on your FOC?

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About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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