Thank FOC It's Friday, 4th October 2019 – It's Time For Princeless Season 9

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, 4th October 2019 – It's Time For Princeless Season 9

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So what's FOC'ing today?

  • Cecil Castellucci is rewriting Disney's The Little Mermaid from an Arial perspective – ha ha. With art from Zulema Scotto Lavina, issue 1 is from Dark Horse for FOC.
  • Absolute Swamp Thing is up for a volume 2, covering #35 to #50.
  • Joe Hill's first Hills Of Horror title Basketful Of Heads #1 is up for FOC from DC.
  • Batman Annual #4 is meant to be Tom King's final word about the character.
  • DCeased #6 final issue jumps in page count for the same price… how long before the sequel?
  • We have some of what used to be called Zoom and Ink titles up for FOC, Diana: Princess Of The Amazons, written by Shannon Hale, Green Lantern Legacy written by Minh Le and Wonder Woman Warbringer originally written by Leigh Bardugo, adapted by Louise Simonson.
  • Last God #1 is up.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99 is getting closer…
  • Mark Millar brings back Chrononauts with Eric Canete. And all four issues are up for FOC, out on the same day. A Netflix drop. How the hell will you order this? Don't worry, every issue is returnable.
  • Killadelphia #1 launches from Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander.
  • How did SFSX #1 do? #2 is up…
  • The latest mutant launch is Excalibur – with Betsy Braddock as Captain Britain again and Apocalypse as a team member… and lots of tiered variants.
  • Red Goblin: Red Death #1 is launching – has everyone forgotten this one?
  • The Silver Surfer Black #1 finale – how will the Surfer be changed?
  • Boom has the return of Giant Days: As Time Go By #1.
  • How did Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance #1 do? Second printing and #2 up for FOC.
  • Same with Plot… how did #1 do? Second printing and #2 up for FOC.
  • Same with Bloodshot… how did #1 do? Second printing and #2 up for FOC.
  • And Valiant are launching Roku #1… same again?
  • Zenescope is launching Monster Planet #1 – and things are getting hairy.
  • There is no Princeless Season 9 in individual issues, only as a TPB/OGN, and up for FOC now.

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