FOC is the last chance to put in your orders with your comic shops and likely get at a discount for pre-ordering.
Kicking this weeks last call final order cutoff with Marvel, as it’s got a bunch of books and titles I’m eyeball’n myself.
Star Wars High Republic #12 has a great regular cover. A must pickup for the plentiful other reasons associated with this title as well.
The other Star Wars title that seems to always pump out new characters and bring on the spec heat is Star Wars Darth Vader #19.
It’s on FOC now but won’t arrive until next spring, but a must for any Vader fan who doesn’t dare touch those back issues to browse and read is Star Wars Darth Vader Gillen Larroca Omnibus HC New Ptg.
Now we all know solicitations are meant to sell more product but sometimes they’re not wrong. The solicitation for Strange Academy #14 could turn out to be right, years from now. It’s a small gamble and most speculators are on this series already since even I feel like this type of title could turn out to be a great Disney+ show eventually.
I expect perfection from Chip on Devils Reign #1 (of 6) or we riot! RIOT I SAY!
Another Omnibus that has my attention is Doctor Doom Book of Doom Omnibus HC. Definitely for you Doom fans out there. Need more bookshelf space to hold all these omnibuses.
Hulk #2 will be Cates take on the big mean green monster! You can hate all you want, but if spec’d properly, Cates makes you people money by doing what he does with these characters.
The bias pick… Moon Knight #6
Moon Knight #6 (Rahzzah Devils Reign Villain Variant) - Curious to see how this one ends up… hopefully Rahzzah brought his recent A game to this variant… )
I still don’t understand why Thing gets his own title but some might not like his art but I really dig it, particularly when it’s not TMNT. So The Thing #2 (of 6) (Eastman Variant) makes my FOC picks for that alone.
Wastelanders Hawkeye #1 could prove worthy. Potential for new characters and I could totally see the old man Hawkeye type of show make it to Disney+ one day.
Star Wars Adventures Annual 2021 (Cover A - Florean) is a must for the Star Wars fans. These annuals are normally one off stories but can sneak in some firsts potential, making them longterm investor gold down the beaten spec path.
I’m not the biggest Bendis fan but I do believe his best writing is when it’s his own creator owned works. With that, Joy Operations #1 is on FOC and plenty of Bendis fans will be seeking this one out I think. Potentially a good read and maybe, just maybe one day heat up down the road when they start talking “options” with studios like a lot of his works do.
Joy Operations #1 (David Mack Variant Cover)
LCSD 2021 Joy Operations #1
Joy Operations #1 (Christian Ward TFAW Exclusive Variant)
Joy Operations #1 (Christian Ward TFAW Exclusive Variant) CBCS Graded 9.8 Blue Label
You new Barends fans will want to lock in your orders for Gunslinger Spawn #2 (Cover A - Barends). I wouldn’t go too heavy though as I think retailers are on top of this artist now and these won’t be so hard to nab moving forward.
Good Boy #1 (of 3) (Cover A - Bradshaw) is either going to be entertaining or a potential dud. As a dog lover though, I’m checking it out as I already treat my own dog as an equal and most days he comes before everyone else, even my direct family members. Hah!
Tales From the Dead Astronaut #1 (of 3) is another new title from Source Point that has my attention. I’m hoping for an entertaining read at minimal. Love the regular cover though.
A Kings Vengeance #1 is a Scout book I got on my tab already. Loved Once Our Land from Ricq so this one is a must for me.