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, 1/13/20’s FOC list.
ANT-MAN #1 – Ant Man returns in his own mini series. Fun read from Zeb Wells. First issue introduces some new characters, but not sure they will have staying power. Scott Lang is back and doing better than ever! Er, at least according to him, but his daughter, Stinger, and the anthill he’s living in say otherwise. Desperate to raise his daughter’s opinion of him, Scott takes a job from local beekeepers only to uncover a global conspiracy that could topple the world order! No time to call the Avengers, this sounds like a job for – ANT-MAN?!
BLACK CAT #9 – This is one of those covers that just grabs me. I do like J Scott Campbell’s work and he has done some good covers for this series. I like the Black Cat vs Wolverine’s claws on this cover.
DARK AGNES #1 – New Mini-series for this Robert E. Howard character
SPIDER-VERSE #5 – Seriously a creep cover on this one. The series has been good and has introduced Spider-Zero, which has been of interest. Again, check out the creepy cover.
SPIDER-WOMAN #1 CHIP KIDD DIE CUT VARIANT – I like the looks of this new series for Spider-Woman. I like the Chip Kidd die cuts, not that they have been huge winners, but still, good looking covers. There are a bunch of great looking covers for this series.
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #1 – New Darth Vader series starts again.
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #1 – Not much to say. The showdown between the two groups has been building since Scott Summers invited Franklin Richards to live on Krakoa, the only mutant not currently living there.
GREEN LANTERN #1 FACSIMILE EDITION – This is one of the books that has been on my list for a while. It is just slightly out of my price range, so grabbing the facsimile will hold me until I get this DC classic #1.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #18 SKAN VAR – Fan favorite Skas puts out a killer b for JLO.
ADLER #1 – For Sherlock- there was only ever one woman – now Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty! It’s the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen- as Adler teams up with a host of famous female faces from science- history and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time!
AFTER REALM QUARTERLY #1 – a new ongoing extra-length quarterly! In the aftermath of Ragnarok, Oona, an elven ranger, sets out into the post-apocalyptic chaos to discover the fate of the old gods. But first, she must fulfill an oath to a lost friend that could doom what’s left of the Nine Realms.
ARGUS #1 – Cool sounding new series from Action Labs. Time travel is real! Scientific prodigy Randall Patton has had a breakthrough that allows travel through the timestream- which immediately led to the creation of The Argus- the temporal law enforcement organization that polices the time/space continuum. After an accident renders one of the members of The Argus insane- he begins killing off the others – except they are all versions of Randall Patton from various points in his own life! Who can stop Randall but himself?
BACKTRACK #1 – from Oni Press. Guilt weighs heavy on former criminal ‘wheelman,’ Alyson, who led an illicit life that left her shattered into pieces. But when she hears about a massive cross-history car race that grants the winner a chance to correct a single mistake in their life, Alyson will drive from the Big Bang to the death knell of the universe for the grand prize.
I MAKE BOYS CRY #1 – Could be cheesy but love the covers. From the creators of White Widow, this is the finale in a two-part cross-over event that began in White Widow #5 and ends here. IMBC is a group of black ops assassins who use the latest in high-tech weapons, combined with a martial prowess that begins from the time they’re little girls. Will White Widow be tough enough to join them, or die trying?
MAN WHO EFFED UP TIME #1 – Fun new series from John Layman. Sean Bennett is just your everyday- ordinary lab worker in a high-tech lab with a proto-type time machine. And- yeah- he’s got the same temptations any of us would have about going back in time- just a bit- to correct mistakes of the past and right old wrongs. So- when he meets a version of himself from the future who encourages him to do just that- Sean takes the temporal plunge. OnlyÉcan you guess what happens next? Did you read the book title? Yup. All of TIME is f#%&ed up now- and it’s up to Sean to cor-rect it-or else! Presenting a time-twisted sci-fi action-comedy- a butterfly effect noir- by multiple Eis-ner-winning writer John Layman (Chew- ELEANOR & THE EGRET) and talented new-comer Karl Mostert. Order it today Ébefore time runs out!
PREDATOR HUNTERS III #1 (OF 4) CVR B BRASE GLOW IN THE DARK – I have been loving both the Aliens and Predator series coming out of Dark Horse. I have been raving about the covers. This one glows in the dark, for added coolness.
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 – Shredder becomes Green Ranger. Well, that is a twist.
KEVIN EASTMAN TOTALLY TWISTED TALES TP VOL 01 – A hell bent for leather collection! Ripped from yesterdayfs nastiest headlines! A dark look at the depth of twisted human depravity! As well as a Completely Awesome Collection of Totally Twisted Tales from the clinically insane minds of Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley! Three full length stories featuring guys, girls, monsters, mutants, superheroes, slackers and lowlifes – as well as one VERY fast rat!