Thank FOC It's Friday, 20th March 2020 – Empyre Strikes Back

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.

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So what's FOC'ing today?

Thank FOC It's Friday, 20th March 2020

  • Image Comics and Dynamite Entertainment are making all their products returnable for the foreseeable, Image officially through Diamond, Dynamite unofficially directly. No other publisher has matched them on this.
  • Dark Horse is launching Everything II #1, the series sequel by Christopher Cantwell and I. N. J. Culbard, and the Last Knight Of St Hagan #1 by Mike Mignola and Lee Loughridge.
  • Batman #83 reaches a Dark Design conclusion ahead of The Joker War with a 1:25 FOC variant.
  • How did Nightwing #70 do? Here is #71… no Punchline though.
  • IDW launches Sleeping Beauties #1 by Rio Youers and Alison Sampson. with free 1:10 covers by Jana Heidersdor.
  • How did Cable #1 do? #2 is up…
  • Children Of The Atom #1 by Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang gives the X-Men sidekicks…
  • Marvel Comics is launching Empyre #1 from their big guys. Will it deliver? lots of discount to those who order heavy. And so many covers to order heavy on including 1:50, 1:100 and 1:200 tiered cover. Oh and they are also FOC'ing the second print of the first issue for the same day (cover above). How is that any different from a first print? No one knows.
  • We also have a How To Read Comics The Marvel Way for kiddiwinks.
  • New Warriors #1 is launching, amidst all the salt tears.
  • How did the AWA comics go? Hotell #2 and Resistance #2 are up.
  • Faithless II #1 launches – and retailers get a one-per-store thank you.
  • We get the first of the new Rick & Morty oneshots from Oni, The Council Of Ricks.
  • There's a new Life Is Strange series, Partners In Time.
  • And a brand new Lady Zorro series, though now drawn by Vincenzo Carratu, not Mike Wolfer.
  • And a tonne of FOC covers from Boom and Dynamite.

Any more for any more?

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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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