Final Order Cut-Off Highlights for 7/8/19

Final Order Cut-Off is the last day that shops can guarantee their orders for comics. After Final Order Cut-Off, or FOC, these books will only be available to retailers on Advance Reorder. And that is not guaranteed. So here are the highlights for Monday, 7/8/19’s FOC list.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8 SIENKIEWICZ CARNAGE-IZED VARIANT – Bill Sienkiewicz covers not only Conan, but a Carnage-ized Conan.

DEATHS HEAD #1 – returns the classic character to Marvel’s line up of comics.

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #7 – The Follow up to the hit issue 6 which saw Wolverine’s daughter be introduced.

POWERS OF X #1 – All new, all different, X-Men team from Jonathan Hickman.

VENOM ANNUAL #1 – Eddie Brock merges with the Venom symbiote again.


CULT CLASSIC RETURN TO WHISPER #1 (2ND PTG) – Gets a sweet homage to EC’s Crime SuspenStories #22.

IMAGE FIRSTS COPRA #1 – Michel Fife’s awesome send up to Suicide Squad gets the $1 treatment from Image. If you haven’t checked out this book before, do it.

KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #1 – Cullen Bunn returns to Aftershock for a new series. When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledges to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursued a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life was shattered. Au-guste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence.

MANOR BLACK #1 – New Dark Horse series they have been previewing and it looks awesome, also a variant by legend Dan Brereton. From the creators of Harrow County and The Sixth Gun comes this gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis. Roman Black is the moribund patriarch of a family of powerful sorcerers. As his wicked and corrupt children fight over who will take the reins of Manor Black and become representative of the black arts, Roman adopts a young mage whom he gifts his powers to with the hope that someone good will take his place against the evil forces out to bring down his family and legacy.

SPAWN #299 – Another McFarlane homage to one of his classic Amazing Spider-man covers.

TMNT ONGOING #96 – In 95 we saw the first appearance of a new female turtle. Could this be considered first full appearance?

7 thoughts on “Final Order Cut-Off Highlights for 7/8/19”

  1. Batman Who Laughs #7 of what was supposed to be a 6 issue series should be big with maybe something new (Shazam Who Laughs?). It’s leading directly into the new Batman Superman series that’s getting people excited and signing up for that series already. Expecting a cameo or 1st look or something? Any rumors?
    TMNT 96 is going to get a healthy increase in A and B cover orders over #95 I’m sure, but there is a 10 QTY Ratio for #96 you might be able to get locked down early. The same ratio for #95 blew up.
    Walking Dead 193 Second Printing is on FOC today. I’m seeing so many people coming in off the street for the last issue I’ve never seen before I can’t rule out the 2nd Print increasing some in price if the 1st stays up in price.
    Avengers 22 is one of the One-Story issues likely to get Carnage-ized Trade Dress treatment.
    Fantastic Four #12- Immortal Hulk vs Thing begins!!!!!
    MCP #7, maybe 1st use of Rien’s name in print, may be extra demand as those #6 Second Printings get out on the street and bring some new faces searching for #7 the stores didn’t account for.
    Did you read the Venom Annual already? Eddie and Venom are already back together when it begins so the making up happens elsewhere, maybe in Venom #16 this week prior to the series taking a break for 7 weeks before AC begins and has a couple tie -in issues. Venom Annual was okay but didn’t wow me and I didn’t see anything spec worthy to mention. Interesting read though.

  2. Wasn’t there a Venom Annual #1 last year? Is Marvel rebooting annuals annually now too?!

    TMNT 96 1:10 incentive jumped in price over the weekend (from about $16 to $26) despite issue 96 still being an open order. More people want that 1:10 and shops need to take on more regular issues to qualify increasing their risk, I suppose….

    1. LOL, it’s a 1:10, I never thought to look to see if people were jumping it ahead of time without confirmation of 1st Full as turtle. I bumped my order from 3 copies combined of A and B to 10 combined to get 1 copy just in case Friday. I still think there’s a chance they drag her suiting up out until 100, maybe with a special cover variant thrown in.

      “Wasn’t there a Venom Annual #1 last year? Is Marvel rebooting annuals annually now too?!” Yes, this is the Second Venom Annual #1 in the last 10 months.

      They also like to toss them out for series only 6 issues or les in that may not even survive a year worth of regular issues to need an annual.

      Then you have Marvel kicking out annuals for series that don’t even exist like She-Hulk Annual #1 coming in August.

      Technically, it’s not annual until you’ve done it twice once a year, over two years in a row but that seems to confuse Marvel.

      1. They also had two Daredevil Annual #4’s 13 years in between not even close to being annually from 1976 to 1989 and followed that #4 up with #6 in 1990 a year later.

      2. I don’t understand how annuals work…but they should just call it annual 2018 or 2019….etc. it’d make much more sense than two consecutive #1s during the course of a continuing series….forget about being within 12 months of each other…going to post a gripe on the Grinding gears segment now…

        But what would be funny if Marvel it DC went back to “legacy” numbering of annuals…I wonder what number they would be on for Batman or amazing Spider-Man….

  3. Powers of X #1 — “Product Update (6/27/2019): Will now be 56 pages, not 40 pages”
    I just noticed and I’m soo grateful they’re tossing in extra pages for the same price originally solicited since I just finished reading the first 9 in the advance preview and wasn’t impressed at all. Only good thing I can say is at least they had cloths on.

    Between the two previews for HOX1 and POX1 I’m starting to get that they’re going to Age of X-man it where the advance sounds great but what gets delivered underwhelms and under sells.

  4. I’m getting orders for a Wolverine Annual and a Moon Knight Annual also. They must be in the new book I haven’t looked in yet and neither has a series going.

    If it’s not a reoccurring thing yearly its a SPECIAL, KING-SIZE or GIANT-SIZE.

    They did number Annuals with years back from 1995 through 2001 for many titles. Now someone has it set in their head #1 over and over again sells better than year.

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