Welcome to Thank FOC It's Friday, a weekly mailing list, similar to The Daily LITG, but 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 last chance for publishers to promote books while orders can still be added and a time for credits to be amended, 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.
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Now, many retailers will know all this, but some things may slip through even the most diligent retailer's attention. And if nothing else, it may be useful to try for a one-stop shop that may start some thoughts, even if it doesn't finish them.
Detective Comics #1000 is the big one of course. But there are plenty of other comics of note FOCing this week.
And here's what's FOC'ing happening this weekend:
- Calamity Kate #1 is launching from Dark Horse, by Magdalene Visaggio, Corin Howell, Valentina Pinto, with added discount for stores that order more than ten copies.
- Batman: The Grim Knight #1 launches from DC Comics by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Eduardo Risso, with the Jock cover above.
- Cover #6 by Bendis and Mack has added pages and is meant to be a bit of an industry shocker.
- Catwoman #9 has a creative fill-in from my good friend Ram V… and the Stanley Artgerm Lau cover below.
- Superman #9 will have a new cover by Rob Liefeld. Not that you are allowed to see it yet, of course.
- How did Wonder Twins #1 do? #2 is FOCing…
- From IDW, not Marvel. Kyle Baker's Black Panther. Kyle Baker's Black Panther. Kyle Baker's Black Panther. Seriously.
- Transformers #1. The Transformers reboot. Kicking off and FOC'ing this weekend.
- Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson have Assassination Nation #1 from Image Comics.
- Little Bird #1 by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram from Image. Check the preview here.
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer #3 is returnable for registered retailers, and now includes 2 all-new, open-to-order, FOC covers by Kaiti Infante, with a third printing for issue 1 with a Dark Willow variant to Amelia Vidal's 2nd Printing cover.
- Firefly #2 and #3 second printings are up, 2 with a color variant to Lee Garbett's original while #3 has new art by Kirbi Fagan.
- Marvel has Age Of Conan: Belit launching.
- As well as the free love Age Of X-Man Apocalypse and X-Tracts #1
- We have a new Magnificent Ms Marvel #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung.
- Oh and Uncanny X-Men: Winters End FOC'ing again.
- We have Riverdale Season 3 #1 launching off the back of FCBD.
- And Rick & Morty presenting Jerry #1…
All FOC'ing this weekend. What's on your FOC?
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