Thank FOC It's Thursday and Knock 'Em Dead

Thank FOC It's Friday – and it's Knock Em Dead time. Planned to coincide and cover the demands of Final Order Cut Off at Diamond Comic Distributors. And now UCS and Lunar as well. Of course, in these times, so much of this is up in the air.  There's a lot of product coming through that needs adjusting. After all, it's still Thursday. Because this represents the comic book industry returning to comic book stores en masse…

King In Black Vs X Of Swords Destruction - Thank FOC It's Friday
Thank FOC It's Friday and Knock 'Em Dead

Traditionally FOC is 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. 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.

What's FOCing today?

Thank FOC It's Friday and Knock 'Em Dead
Thank FOC It's Friday and Knock 'Em Dead
  • Hellboy & BPRD: Her Fatal Hour from Mike Mignola and Tiernen Trevallion brings back the Beast of Vargu.
  • Overwatch gets a new comic, Tracer: London Calling #1 by Mariko Tamaki and Babs Tarr
  • How did Stranger Things/D&AD Crossover #1, and Giga #1 do? #2 for both are up for FOC.
  • Steve Skroce is launching his new series with Dave Stewart, Post America. This will be big.
  • How did Avengers #38 do? #39 is up – and is drawn by Dale Keown. With the origin of the One Million Years BC Phoenix.
  • Marauders #16 has Kitty Pryde taking on her murderer, the Black King.
  • Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti are launching their new Xbook, SWORD #1
  • Kaare Andrews is launching his own new comic book, E Ratic #1 from AWA,
  • King In Black gets a new Namor comic, and a new #1.
  • Lumberjanes gets its final issue with End Of Summer by Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, and Kanesha C. Bryant.
  • Knock Em Dead #1 is the new launch titles by AfterShock Comics by Eliot Rahal and Mattia Monaco.

While from DC Comics, they highlight Batman #104 and Batman/Catwoman #1… finally.

What's on your FOC?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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