FOC is the last chance to put in your orders with your comic shops and likely get at a discount for pre-ordering.
It’s a pretty lackluster FOC this week for me. Mostly Marvel titles and even those aren’t really giving me any impressions on big winners on the spec, more along the lines of reader releases.
First up is Captain Marvel #35 which might be a winner. There’s hints at a new character. We’ll see how the market and fans react. When publishers push extra variants and such on issues, sometimes it backfires. Gotta let first new appearances of characters grow organically.
Captain Marvel #35 (Nauck Devils Reign Villain Variant)
Captain Marvel #35 (Dauterman Spoiler Variant)
Captain Marvel #35 (Dauterman Spoiler Design Variant)
Captain Marvel #35 (TBD Artist Spoiler Variant) - Not sure about this, TFAW has it listed but could be a duplicate of the other Spoiler Variant.
Elektra Black White Blood #1 (of 4) is the first Romita Jr. cover I’ve actually like in quite sometime.
Timeless #1 has a crap load of variants (Strombreakers). Marvel has a lot of faith in this one. I’ll be picking up the regular cover and then likely waiting for the rest of this series to hit Marvel Unlimited to read (unless of course there’s some potential firsts to flip along the way).
Timeless #1 (Cassara Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (Coello Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (Carnero Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (Cabal Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (Bustos Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (Silva Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (Momoko Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (Gleason Stormbreakers Variant)
Timeless #1 (TBD Artist Miss Minutes Variant)
Wastelanders Black Widow #1 and Wastelanders Star-Lord #1 could be fun reads, but I’m not expecting much else out of these. But you never know what the future holds. Will keep a watchful eye on these, particularly the Black Widow.
Annihilation Omnibus HC Dellotto Cover and it’s variant Annihilation Omnibus HC Di Vito Dm Var is for you hardcore Omnibus fans and readers out there. Best way to get your Omnibus is pre-order to save a few bucks.
Daisy #1 is a new Dark Horse I got on my check out list.
For you Geiger fans out there, the Geiger 80-Page Giant #1 is on FOC. Lots of variants but keep it to one I say. Unless this actually gets made into a show or movie, even with first appearances within, it won’t ever amount to anything on the first issue will have over it with these smaller publishers properties.
Whats the Furthest Place From Here #2 is on FOC and it appears TFAW and others have stopped listing the vinyl issue. They do however have Whats the Furthest Place From Here #2 (Deluxe Edition 2nd Pressing) listed now, which seems like it would be a second pressing of #2 vinyl release which I’m sure we can maybe expect allocations for that one as well with shortages going on. I still think Image needs to rethink this strategy on open orders for products they might not be able to fulfill. Just going to get a bunch of disgruntled customers out there who pre-order and then are told by shops they didn’t get it, only leading to the retailers getting all the potential hate. So, if you pre-order this and your shop doesn’t get it or can’t fulfill it, don’t blame them, blame Image!
Better go ahead and get your pre-orders in early for Whats the Furthest Place From Here #3 Deluxe Ed 7 Inch Record. It’s not on FOC but might as well put them in early enough in hopes you get one.
I love Judge Dredd, particularly the gritty style that comes out of 2000AD/Rebellion. This one is a must for me…
It’s a one shot but I’m in… Mother F Goose One Shot #1 just because I love the twisted remakes of our beloved fairy tale stories.
I probably wouldn’t even bother with this one myself but I’m thinking twice about it since I love Corona’s art. Batgirls #1 (Cover A - Jorge Corona) has a few variants as well.
Batgirls #1 (Cover B - Inhyuk Lee Batgirls Masked Left Side Connecting Card Stock Variant)
Batgirls #1 (Cover C - Inhyuk Lee Batgirls Unmasked Right Side Connecting Card Stock Variant)
Batgirls #1 (Cover D - Team Yoshitaka Amano Card Stock Variant)
Batgirls #1 (Cover E - 1:25 Rian Gonzales Card Stock Variant)
Batgirls #1 (Cover F - 1:50 Dan Hipp Card Stock Variant)
Joker #10 (Cover B - Francesco Francavilla Variant) only because I love me some Francavilla. There’s also the Joker #10 (Cover D - 1:25 James Stokoe Variant) which is a must as well for any Stokoe fan.
Jock does Batman well. I think it’s what made him who he is among all the other comic book artists out there. Batman One Dark Knight #1 (of 3) (Cover A - Jock) is a definite pickup since the Batman one off mini series and titles are better than the main ongoing title for me.