Thank FOC It's Friday, 7th June 2019 – Making A Return

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.

Thank FOC It's Friday, 7th June 2019 – Making A Return

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.

What's FOC'ing this week?

  • Dark Horse has the latest Empowered Vol 11 TPB from Adam Warren. Easy to miss, if you have devoted fans of that series. Like me.
  • Also from the horse, Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio are launching their new series No One Left To Fight #1.
  • Year Of The Villain cardstock covers and crossovers kick off at DC Comics with Deathstroke #45, Harley Quinn #63, and Justice League #27.
  • DCeased has done so well for everyone, #3 is solicited accompanied by #1 reprint.
  • There's the launch of Doom Patrol: Weight Of The World #1, returnable to retailers who order what they did of Young Justice #1.
  • There's the launch of Lois Lane #1, returnable and utterly superb.
  • Tom King and Kubert Superman series for Walmart gets its direct market debut as Superman: Up In The Sky #1
  • Over at IDW, Kyle Baker is writing Black Panther – and retailers who match or exceed 85% of orders for Marvel Action Black Panther #1 with Marvel Action Black Panther #2 get it returnable with a $.20 per copy fee on returned copies.
  • 50% of total orders of Crowded #7 will be fully returnable.
  • Thumbs #2 alongside #1 second printing of #1. Match or exceed 80% of order for Thumbs #1 for 50% returnability on Thumbs #2.
  • Postal Deliverance #1, Space Bandits #1 and Sea Of Stars #1 and launching from Image Comics – the latter two are fully returnable.
  • Walking Dead #193 must be a keeper considering how #192 did – and there's a #192 Commemorative Edition as well.
  • Marvel launches Aero #1, spinning out of Agents Of Atlas, Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway reunite for Captain America/Invaders: Bahamas Triangle, and we get one of the Prodigal Son one shots for the Fantastic Four.
  • Immortal Hulk #20 has been jumping up the numbers, and the New Mutants #98 Facsimile has the potential to be anther Hulk #181.
  • There are two Star Wars launches too, Finn#1 and Target Vader #1.
  • Buffy #6 gets a couple of new covers for FOC as usual…

Thank FOC It's Friday, 7th June 2019 – Making A Return

  • Test #1 by Christopher Sebela and Jen Hickman is launching from Vault Comics, and will be Fully returnable
  • While Dave Franchini relaunches Beth: Oath Of Thorns #1 from Zenescope

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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