Poyo's FOC Highlight Books for Last Call 03/29/2021

FOC is the last chance to put in your orders with your comic shops and likely get at a discount for pre-ordering.

This first one makes the list only because I just absolutely love the cover art for Haha #4 (of 6) (Cover B - Shea).

Haha #4 (of 6) (Cover B - Shea)
This new series seems to have most enjoying it. I was iffy from the first issue but have not had the time to read the second yet. However, if this Radian Black series stays on track and ever becomes more than just a comic with a following as well, these additional prints could be worthy as they’ll be harder to find.

Radiant Black #2 (2nd Ptg) is on FOC this week. I like this cover. It’s simple yet draws you into what’s likely happening in the pages within.

Radiant Black #2 (2nd Ptg)
I love Godzilla so this next one with the photo variant is a likely must for me.

Godzilla Monsters & Protectors #1 (Cover B - Photo Cover).

Godzilla Monsters & Protectors #1 (Cover B - Photo Cover)

Big fan of Hans so this next one for Alien #2 (Hans Variant) is a no brainer pick up.

Alien #2 (Hans Variant)

And just to mention, it’s not on FOC until next Monday, I still feel the need to point out Alien #1 (2nd Ptg Larocca Variant) is pretty cool. Given the fact that Alien #1 was probably a huge print run, most shops might not go heavy on the 2nd printing so if this series proves worthy over time, could be a cheap gamble (unless you’re buying for the personal collection).

Alien #1 (2nd Ptg Larocca Variant)

What’s going on in Captain Marvel #28? Is she now a sorcerer supreme?

Captain Marvel #28

I’m not into the Reborns event but I do like this next cover being a Thanos fan for Spider-Woman #11 (Pacheco Reborn Variant).

Spider-Woman #11 (Pacheco Reborn Variant)

Black Cotton #1 gets a second printing. A story where the societal roles are reversed between whites and blacks. I’ve only gotten through the first issue so until they do something groundbreaking, this title is on probation for me. I believe the next issue comes out May 12th.

Specter Inspectors #1 (of 5) gets a second printing and if this turns into an ongoing series since most BOOM! titles always start out as mini-series, we could see rise of the additional prints that BOOM! loves to create demand over with their marketing shenanigans. I have yet to read this, is it any good? Sounds like Scooby Doo all over, which kind of puts me off since I love Scooby Doo and I think the Scoob’s sets the bar pretty high with teenagers and such chasing ghosts…

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I read Specter Inspectors. It was alright, not great, but not bad. I think I MIGHT be a little old for it’s intended audience, a teenager would probably enjoy it more. I didn’t get Scooby Doo vibes from it yet.
Man, I missed that Godzilla cover B. Definitely getting that one.

So if the cover theme is heroes reborn, why does it feature a villain on the cover?

I’m holding out for a 3rd print on the Alien #1. There are a gazillion of them for sale, so I don’t think I’ll have a problem getting one if the 3rd printing doesn’t happen.

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3rd print could happen…but with a 300,000 printing of the 1st print, I dont see stores going after additional printings that much

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