Dirty D’s F.O.C. (5/26/24)

Hello CHU Nation. Getting this out late (as usual). Been taking advantage of the great weather in the North East this Memorial Day weekend…only leaves so much time for FOC scouting!

DC’s on break this week, so things are a bit light. So this will be quick. Let’s dive in!

Cover of the Week


Star Wars Ahsoka #1 (Concept Art Variant)

We’ll talk more Ahsoka below, but nothing really stood out to me cover wise this week. But I do like this concept art cover for issue #1. This one is for the Sabine Wren fans. Sabine doesn’t have too many covers as it is.

It’s also a 1:10 ratio, and I’m not big on highlighting these in FOC articles, but this book will be heavily ordered with much higher ratio incentives and I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of store exclusives pop up as well. So should be easy to find at cover or slightly above. And that’s why this is the Dirty D Cover of the Week!




Monolith #1 (of 3) (2nd Printing)

Not much for reprints. There are others like blood hunt and maybe a facsimile or two…but nothing exciting. But I did highlight this Monolith Mcfarlane cover as a first print, which was a B&W. I’m glad I held off because I like the color cover better.


New Number 1’s


Destro #1 (of 5)

Destro is the latest GI Joe villain to get a limited series in the Energon Universe.



Kid Venom #1

JAPAN, 977. KID VENOM has made his presence known to the evil symbiotes taking people and creatures hostage…but who else has their eye on Kintaro and his symbiote? The world of KID VENOM expands as new characters and dangers are revealed!

Seems like this series has been talked about for a while. New characters, could be a spec book.


Independent Spotlights


Self Help #1

Down-on-his-luck rideshare driver Jerry Hauser’s existence is a bleak one… But after a twist of fate, Jerry is given the chance of a lifetime… which, if he’s not careful, may well end his lifetime. So begins this California noir-a rollicking and gleefully lurid pulp crime story for our time.

New miniseries from Image.



Misery #1 (of 4)

Cyan Fitzgerald is just a young woman trying to find her place in the world. As the daughter of Wanda Fitzgerald, the former wife of Al Simmons (aka Spawn), she has been endowed with incredible abilities-abilities that keep her cut off from those around her. Her journey into the darkness starts here.

Not a new character, but the latest in Spawn characters getting mini-series to expand the universe. There is a McFarlane cover that doesn’t appear to have been revealed…


Honorable Mentions


Smurfs Olympic Special

Hefty Smurf loves to play sports, but he can’t get the other Smurfs to play with him. His solution? Create the “Smurf Olympics”! The Smurfs divide themslves into two teams, all competing for the grand prize: a kiss from Smurfette. But when one Smurf is turned down by both teams, he decides to compete on his own, throwing the games into chaos! Can one Smurf take on the whole village? And can the Smurfs stop cheating and playing pranks on each other long enough for the games to actually take place? Find out in this special one-shot release of the classic story from 1979!

Sounds fun! Classic smurfs!



Star Wars Insider #226 (Newsstand Edition)

Cool Lego cover for Star Wars Insider Mag. It’s the Newsstand as well so should be pretty east to find.


Pick of the Week


Star Wars Ahsoka #1

The comic adaptation of the Disney+ series! Which means we’ll be getting the first appearance of Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati (also on the cover A). Huyang did appear in a flashback in Star Wars Age of the Republic #1, but this will be his first major roll…

Anyway, these characters look to play larger rolls in the future of Star Wars, so for that reason this is the Dirty D Pick of the Week!


Parting Thoughts

It’s late on Sunday night…so not much left in the tank here. Until next week!

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