FOC is the last chance to put in your orders with your comic shops and likely get at a discount for pre-ordering. Here’s a few of the highlights for this Halloween Week!
Hold tight, Marvel has a bigger list of books making my FOC list this week to kick things off.
This is just a slick looking Alien cover for Alien #4 by Garbett Lee. We all know what happens with all black covers? Finding one in NM+ is a challenge.
Amazing Spider-Man #15 might bring back some old school nostalgia for all you people who were collecting and reading Amazing Spider-Man in the 300-400 days… where Spidey vs Venom was way more common. Hopefully this brings some of that back.
Really digging this Momoko variant for Black Panther #12 (Momoko Variant)
Crypt of Shadows #1 (2nd Ptg) gets a second printing. Might be worthy pickup as it’s the first cover for Bloodline who’s first was in A.X.E. Judgment Day FCBD 2022 which is still pretty cheap at the moment for the most part.
Will Duggan save Iron Man with Invincible Iron Man #1. I haven’t really been into Iron Man titles for over 4-5 years as they just seem to lack substance. I hope this new volume makes Iron Man more exciting with better story telling. It’s kind of ironic they sort of surrounded the entire MCU around him, making him almost the flagship character with Robert Downy Jr. but it seems nobody cares about Iron Man comic book titles..
Invincible Iron Man #1 (Checchetto Variant)
Invincible Iron Man #1 (Vecchio Variant)
Invincible Iron Man #1 (Tao Ironheart Variant)
Invincible Iron Man #1 (Layton Connecting Variant)
Invincible Iron Man #1 (Shalvey X-treme Marvel Variant)
Invincible Iron Man #1 (25 Copy Larraz Variant)
Invincible Iron Man #1 (50 Copy Hidden Gem Variant)
Invincible Iron Man #1 (100 Copy Tao Virgin Variant)
I do like this regular cover though…
Monica Rambeau Photon #1 (of 5) might be a decent pick up. The story has to do her both justice and keep me entertained though or it just gets thrown into the “mini-series that goes nowhere” short box that eventually finds me selling for pennies on the dollar to get out of the way at Half Price Books a year from now. I’m rooting for the opposite though..
I wonder if getting her own title we will see a bump in her first appearances (she’s been several aliased characters over the years)? Guess we’ll have to watch the markets.
Monica Rambeau Photon #1 (of 5) (Stelfreeze Variant)
Monica Rambeau Photon #1 (of 5) (Darboe Variant)
Monica Rambeau Photon #1 (of 5) (Momoko Variant)
Monica Rambeau Photon #1 (of 5) (25 Copy Manhanini Variant)
Monica Rambeau Photon #1 (of 5) (50 Copy Hidden Gem Variant)
Monica Rambeau Photon #1 (of 5) (100 Copy Stelfreeze Virgin Variant)
Any Moon Knight fan is definitely going to grab the Moon Knight Annual #1 (2nd Ptg).
Strange Academy Finals #1 (2nd Ptg) because once this has a show of any kind, these will be likely sought after, well maybe? Not a bad gamble when you’re buying at cover price or less if you get discounts at your shops.
They should have done new cover art for this one though, it would have made it way more appealing for people to buy multiple copies. Some will likely skip since they got the same cover art with the first printing.
I really enjoy Wagner’s twisted stories so Plush #1 (of 4) (Cover A – Hillyard & Renzi) has got my attention. They should make some variants where the title is of actual fuzzy plush material.. forget foil or metal covers, plush should be the new cool and hip thing.. (If you’re reading this Image and you use my idea, I only ask 10% of sales for the best idea ever!)
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover A – Kangas) might be a good read if the story and writing is good. This reminds me of another title, where there are cops in space that investigate murders but I can’t recall the title, believe it was an Image title. So nothing ground breaking but could be interesting.
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover B – Carey) – I like this cover though!
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover C – Cardstock Variant) Carey
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover G – Foc Reveal Variant)
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover I – Bg Variant) WoodallKnow Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover D – 10 Copy Kangas Variant)
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover E – 25 Copy Frison Variant)
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover F – 50 Copy Card Stock Variant)
Know Your Station #1 (of 5) (Cover H – Unlockable Carey Variant)
A must from Dark Horse is the new Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1
Firstborns #1 (of 4) (Cover A – Vassallo) might be a nice indie pick up for me. I love the really small indie publishers, sometimes you get some good stuff coming out of these smaller creator owned stories.
Middleton is the only artist I like now who does covers where they’re posing for it. Poison Ivy #7 (Cover B – Joshua Middleton Card Stock Variant) is another cover he knocks out of the ballpark I think.
I absolutely love this cover by Campbell for Static Shadows of Dakota #3 (of 6) (Cover C – 1:25 Jamal Campbell Card Stock Variant), very underrated artist. We need more Campbell. I think this one stands out as it’s just different from your usual hero cover art. I like the chain link fence…
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