Thank FOC It's Friday – Dark Agnes Launches, Who Needs Red Sonja?

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 Sunday - 22nd December 2019 -

And now it seems that Diamond Comic Distributors has decided to join in. Well, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. You can sign up here or with the form at the bottom.

So what's FOC'ing today?

Back to usual business for 2020…

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  • Air War Stories #1 by Paul S. Newman and Sam Glanzman from It's Alive Press is up for FOC. Stories from WWI, WWII and the Korean War, focusing on aerial war battles. Also included are essays about Sam Glanzman, original covers, vintage advertisements, and more.
  • Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti are dropping Harley Quinn & The Birds Of Prey to run alongside the movie. Did you see that trailer?
  • Immortal Hulk: Great Power gets Spider-Man all Immortally Hulked out.
  • How did Batman #86 do? #88 is up.
  • Ant Man #1 launches from Zeb Wells and Dylan Burnett.
  • One Press to launch Brokeback #1 by Brian Joines and Jake Elphick.
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer #12 with this FOC cover by Miguel Mercado.

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  • Titan Comics launches their Adler comic book series b  Lavie Tidhar and Paul McCaffrey.
  • Marvel Avengers Hulk predated the upcoming game in the Marvel Gamerverse.
  • How has Michel Fiffe's Copra been doing? lots of prints and #5 is up from Image Comics.
  • David F Walker comes to Young Justice with #13 – and maybe Ultimate Spider-Man?
  • Oni Press takes Invader Zim to #50.
  • A brand-new beginning for Justice League #40 with Robert Venditti,  Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza
  • Conan: Battle For The Serpent Crown #1 launches. Of course it's Jim Zub.
  • Marvel Comics are launching X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 from Chip Zdarsky, Terry and Rachel Dodson.
  • Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 FOC cover by Garbet.

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  •  Aggretsuko is coming to comics, with Oni Press and Sanrio, from Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland.
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 is launching once more from Marvel Comics.
  • Savage Avengers #0 will be both a House Of X and a Strange Academy lead-in.
  • Predator Hunters III is launching from Chris Warner and Brian Thies.
  • Dark Agnes #1 launches from Marvel Comics. Who needs Red Sonja anyway?
  • Oh Dynamite does. FOC Cosplay cover for Red Sonja #13, beginning Year Two of Mark Russell's run.

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  • Action Lab is launching time-travel drama Argus, by Mark Bertolini and Darryl Knickrehm.
  • While in a similar vein, Aftershock Comics is launching The Man Who Effed Up Time #1 by John Layman and Karl Mostert.
  • Money Shot #4 is out – alongside new printings for #1, #2 and #3 so everyone can get caught up.
  • How did Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Who Season 2 #1 do? #2 looks to be where Thirteenth finally meets Tenth…

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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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