Thank FOC It's Saturday – White Trees, Once & Future, Captain Marvel

Welcome to Thank FOC It's Saturday, a mostly-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?

  • Captain Marvel #8 was massive. Captain Marvel #9 may also be of note.
  • IDW launches their Captain Marvel #1.
  • A number of big books are getting second issues after their first issue has been in stores… so how did they do?Loki #2, Superman: Year One #2, Black Hammer/Justice League #2, Critical Role: Vox Populi II #2, Orville: New Beginnings #2, Star Wars: Target Vader #2, Ghosted In LA #2, Collapser #2, Watch Dogs #2, and Reaver #2 – which also has a second print of Reaver #1.
  • Powers Of X #2, Swordmaster #2, you're just going to have to guess at.
  • Once & Future #1 is launching by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora from Boom and they are very excited.
  • Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka are launching White Trees #1 from Image Comics – it has been a big year for both, now their forces are combining for an over-sized launch.

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  • Lion Forge is launching the Stay hardcover graphic novel, by Lewis Trondheim and Hubert Chevillard.
  • Marvel Comics launches Gwenpool Strikes Back #1 and Punisher Kill Krew #1.
  • Transformers 84 #0 is a prequel to the original Marvel Comics series – from IDW.
  • Marvel launches Age Of Conan: Valeria and Conan The Barbarian: Exodus.
  • Doctor Who #12 features The Corsair…
  • Antarctic Press is publishing Barack Panther: Barack In Black #1 by Kelsey Shannon, originally scheduled for the Men In Black movie, now a little late…
  • Zenescope is launching The Watcher by Ralph Tedesco and Victoria Rau.
  • Silver Surfer has a Black #3 and a Prodigal Son #1…
  • And the launch of psychic cat-based Dark Horse comic, Strayed #1 by Carlos Giffoni and Juan Doe.
  • DC's Year of The Villain moves from The Offer into Dark Gifts, with Batman & The Outsiders #4, Catwoman #14, Detective Comics #1009, Flash #76, Hawkman #15, Justice League Odyssey #12, Supergirl #22, Superman #14, Wonder Woman #76 and the Black Mask oneshot.
  • Titans: Burning Rage #1 launches from DC Comics, collecting the Walmart original comics.
  • Third prints for Canto #1, second prints for Canto #2,
  • Marvel has a couple of Absolute Carnage tie-ins in Scream #1 and Separation Anxiety #1.
  • Saban's Go Go Power Rangers #22 now includes an all-new, open-to-order, FOC cover by Johanna the Mad (Fence).

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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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