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Comic Orders Due by 22nd June 2024

This is your weekly reminder that Final Order Cutoff (FOC) comic orders are due by 10am on Saturday! Send an email over to shop@proudlion.co.uk to add any of these titles to your orders or pull list. This week’s FOC includes the globe-trotting Clown Prince of Crime; young mutants in the Big Apple; rebooted versions of Witchblade and Flash Gordon; the return of two beloved Nineties animated classics; winter is coming to the Dark Knights of Steel; a family feud over the Venom symbiote; a prequel to Assassins Creed Mirage; two new Valiant comics; the comic book return of Michael Moorcock’s Elric; and more!

Some publishers do not offer later printings, and some titles sell out on or before release. Orders placed after FOC rely on extra stock being available, so get your order in today so you don’t miss out!

If you want to choose a specific cover, make sure to let us know in your email! Otherwise you will receive whichever cover we order (typically the Main Cover, or Cover A).

JOKER THE WORLD HC – What does The Joker do when on holiday in Spain? How has he inspired others to follow in his footsteps, creating Joker duplicates in Germany and Turkey? How does a Joker in Cameroon find inspiration? Only the top writers and artists from each country can provide the answers, in unique stories celebrating one of the most compelling characters in pop culture. This can’t-miss anthology will feature Joker stories by creative teams representing 13 different countries, including renowned storytellers such as Geoff Johns, Satoshi Miyagawa, David Rubin, German Peralta, Alvaro Fong Varela, Jason Fabok, and others. With stories tailored to the authentic style, tone, and cultural sensibilities of different nations around the world, Joker: The World highlights how DC’s most popular super-villain has inspired chaos on a global scale.

NYX #1 – With Xavier’s school long gone and Krakoa destroyed, the greatest city on Earth is about to get a huge influx of mutants, whether they’re welcome there or not! Ms. Marvel, Anole, X-23, Prodigy and Sophie Cuckoo will face young adulthood, discrimination, and threats bent on shattering human-mutant relations for good. The news reports are bleak. The streets feel dangerous. There’s something lurking underground. Evil coming from every direction. But these young mutants are determined to make it. This is mutant community. This is mutant pride. This is NYX.

WITCHBLADE #1 – Sara Pezzini is back in an all-new origin story from co-creator Marc Silvestri (The Darkness, Cyber Force, Batman and the Joker: The Dearly Duo) and writer Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, Batwoman, DC Bombshells) with artist Giuseppe Cafaro (Suicide Squad, Power Rangers, Red Sonja)! The classic storyline is re-imaginedinto a high-octane supernatural thriller, with familiar characters and new story arcs. New York City Police Detective Sara Pezzini’s life was forever fractured by her father’s murder. Hellbent on revenge, Sara now stalks a vicious criminal cabal beneath the city, where an ancient power collides and transforms her into something wild, magnificent, and beyond her darkest imaginings.

FLASH GORDON #1 – Since its debut in 1934, Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon has captured the imagination of readers worldwide with its dynamic storytelling, captivating artwork, and memorable characters. Now, Mad Cave Studios, in partnership with brand-owner King Features, is bringing this iconic American comic strip back to its origin in pages and panels, featuring an all-star creative team and a fantastic new sci-fi adventure! Awakening on a secret prison planet somewhere in the galaxy, Flash learns that Dale Arden is the subject of an assassination plot, forcing him to break out and make his way across the galaxy to save her. Along the way, he encounters old friends, new threats, and a greater mystery surrounding WHO is pulling the strings in this universe.

BIKER MICE FROM MARS #1 (OF 3) – Throttle, Modo, and Vinnie are back! When the ruthless Plutarkians stage a mass invasion to strip Mars of its natural resources, the anti-authoritarian streak of this Biker Mice blooms into a full-blown insurgency! Fighting to prevent the mass destruction their home, the freedom of our entire solar system may just hang in the balance ALL-NEW, ALL-ADRENALINE ADVENTURE for the free-wheelin’, butt-kickin’ animation icons who ride the Red Planet’s hardest roads!

POWERPUFF GIRLS #1 – Superstar creators Kelly Thompson (Birds Of Prey, Scarlett, Black Widow) and Paulina Ganucheau (Wonder Woman, She-Ra) join forces for a bold, adorable new take on everyone’s favourite super-trio! Each issue will feature a self-contained story and like the classic late Nineties Cartoon Network animated show, the comic will be pitched at all ages, with straightforward fun for young readers and a witty, self-aware tone that adults will appreciate.

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #1 (OF 6) – The snow falls thick, blood runs black, and colour itself is only a distant memory. The legendary assassin Deathstroke stalks a frozen wasteland, killing for coin among a nation of ever-warring jarls. But when our murderer for hire finds himself cast in the role of reluctant guardian, will he fight to end the icy curse destroying his land or be consumed by the sins of his own dark past? The red-hot Dark Knights of Steel epic expands into bone-chilling new territories with new surprises in store!

We will automatically pull the above issue for Reservation Service customers with DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL on their pull list. To opt-out, please email us ASAP.

VENOM WAR #1 – LAST VENOM STANDING! The Venom Symbiote has bonded with both Eddie Brock and his son Dylan at different points. Now both Brocks are going head-to-head, determined to be the one, true Venom! Father versus son in a showdown of showdowns that threatens to tear the world asunder! From heavyweight talent champions Al Ewing and Iban Coello comes a Battle for the ‘Biote like you’ve never seen!

We will automatically pull the above issue for Reservation Service customers with VENOM on their pull list. To opt-out, please email us ASAP.

ASSASSINS CREED MIRAGE SOAR OF EAGLES #1– Years before the events of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a young Fuladh must return to his homeland to investigate political unrest that could point to a secret Order of the Ancients’ stronghold. But in order to discover what’s behind the chaos and violence in Adulis, Fuladh and Roshan will have to confront a more immediate danger. Join writer Michael Avon Oeming and artist Mirko Colak as they explore a mysterious new tale from the world of Assassin’s Creed, created in partnership with Ubisoft.

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves in single issues, so if you want it, please add it to your pull list today.

DARQUES SOULSIDE #1 (OF 2) – Dare to venture into the shadows as Master Darque and his enigmatic sister, Sandria, find themselves imprisoned in the chilling depths of Soulside within the ominous Ring of Solomon.

Uncover the dark secrets that make Nicodemo tick in this eerie exploration, a journey that peels back the layers of one of the Valiant Universe’s most lethal pairings. Are these siblings irreversibly tainted, rotten to the core? Did you have a handle on The Darques before? Think again. Prepare for Fred Van Lente (Jennifer Blood, Conan) to weave a haunting tale that will send shivers down your spine and redefine what you thought you knew about fear in the Valiant U.

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves in single issues, so if you want it, please add it to your pull list today.

ETERNAL WARRIORS LAST RIDE IMMORTALS #1 (OF 2)– When the sands of time shift, the Anni-Padda clan – led by the enigmatic Ivar-embark on a daring quest through history to mend the threads of fate. Joined by his siblings Aram, known as Armstrong, Gilad the Eternal Warrior, and the formidable Vexana, the War-Monger, they set their sights on the infamous OK Corral, a crucible of legend where Wyatt Earp and his cohorts once roamed. Prepare for a time-twisting adventure where heroes clash, destinies collide, and the fabric of reality hangs in the balance!

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves in single issues, so if you want it, please add it to your pull list today.

ELRIC THE NECROMANCER #1 (OF 2) – Based on Michael Moorcock’s beloved original stories! Elric must face anepic threat – without his legendary Stormbringer! Two years after the sack of the great city of Imrryr, Elric wanders across the land as a mercenary, still grieving the death of his beloved Cymoril. But a new danger is not far away – Queen Yishana has a quest for the White Wolf, a journey into another dimension where elemental magic nor the enchantment of his mighty sword Stormbringer seems to function. Without his powers, how will Elric face down the old threat that lingers there?

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves in single issues, so if you want it, please add it to your pull list today.

GREASER GEMINI BLUES #1 – Buddy is a Greaser, living in Earth’s future in the scorching Nevada desert, surviving by doing repairs on the spacecraft of the aliens that moved in decades ago: the Gemini.

Buddy and his Grandma live a simple hardscrabble life in a roadside diner, where he builds his dream car from scavenged parts and imagines what life would be like under the bio-domes of nearby Old Vegas. This quiet life is interrupted when a ruthless motorcycle gang leaves behind precious cargo in their yard. The owners want it back, and will destroy anything in their way! Throw in a star-crossed love story and you’ve got the world of Greaser: Gemini Blues!

From writer Darick Robertson (The Boys) and artist Stephen B. Jones (Batman Beyond), Greaser is the next Magma title to blow your mind!

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves in single issues, so if you want it, please add it to your pull list today.

MARVEL ZERO #1 – A $7 deluxe edition collecting Marvel’s Gold 2024 Free Comic Book Day titles! This giant-sized issue is jam packed with entry points into the biggest comic storylines of the year! Direct lead into the new Ultimatesseries, showcasing the next evolutionary step of the Ultimate Universe with the first appearance of a powerful new hero! The dance of death begins here! The overture to this summer’s major crossover event, which also happens to be the bloodiest Marvel event ever – Blood Hunt! The future of mutantkind also starts here – as Jubilee learns that you CANNOT go home again! Spider-Man must deal with THE RETURN OF THE GOBLIN! Collecting Free Comic Book Day 2024: Blood Hunt/X-Men #1 & Free Comic Book Day 2024: Ultimate Universe/Spider-Man #1.

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves in single issues, so if you want it, please add it to your pull list today.

Also on FOC this week: PRODIGY SLAVES OF MARS #1. Orders will be matched to the corresponding previous title, PRODIGY. Please email us ASAP if you don’t want your previous order to roll over.

  • DESTRO #2 (OF 5)
  • LAWFUL #2 (OF 8)
  • REMOTE SPACE #2 (OF 4)
  • SPAWN MISERY #2 (OF 4)
  • VENOMVERSE REBORN #2
  • WRITER #2

You can check out more of this week’s FOC titles and variant covers on Previews World – click the button!

DC COMICS are not included on Previews World! The full list of DC Comics on FOC this week is below.

  • AMAZONS ATTACK TP
  • BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD #15 CVR A SIMONE DI MEO
  • BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD #15 CVR B FRANCESCO MATTINA VAR
  • BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD #15 CVR C DAN HIPP VAR
  • BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC 03 GOTHAM NOCTURNE ACT II
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #29 CVR A DAN MORA
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #29 CVR B BJORN BARENDS CSV
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #29 CVR C DAVID LAFUENTE CSV
  • CATWOMAN #67 CVR A DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • CATWOMAN #67 CVR B RACHTA LIN CSV
  • CATWOMAN #67 CVR C PABLO VILLALOBOS CSV
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4 (OF 12) FACSIMILE CVR A GEORGE
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4 (OF 12) FACSIMILE CVR B PEREZ F
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4 (OF 12) FACSIMILE CVR C BLANK V
  • DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #1 (OF 6) CVR A TIRSO CONS
  • DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #1 (OF 6) CVR B ZAFFINO CSV
  • DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #1 (OF 6) CVR C MATTINA CSV
  • DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #1 (OF 6) CVR D FOIL VAR
  • DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #1 (OF 6) CVR G LUCIO PARRIL
  • ELSEWORLDS SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 (2024 EDITION)
  • FLASHPOINT TP (2024 EDITION)
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS TOMASI GLEASON OMNIBUS HC VOL 02
  • GREEN LANTERN WAR JOURNAL #11 CVR A MONTOS
  • GREEN LANTERN WAR JOURNAL #11 CVR B CHUMA HILL CSV
  • JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER DEAD AMERICA #7 (OF 8) CVR A
  • JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER DEAD AMERICA #7 (OF 8) CVR B
  • JOKER KILLER SMILE TP (MR)
  • JOKER THE WORLD HC
  • NIGHTWING #116 CVR A BRUNO REDONDO
  • NIGHTWING #116 CVR B RIAN GONZALES CSV
  • NIGHTWING #116 CVR C VASCO GEORGIEV CSV
  • SUPERMAN #16 CVR A JAMAL CAMPBELL AP
  • SUPERMAN #16 CVR B NATHAN SZERDY CSV AP
  • SUPERMAN #16 CVR C FRANK CHO CSV AP
  • SUPERMAN #16 CVR D PABLO VILLALOBOS CSV AP
  • SUPERMAN #16 CVR E GARCIA-LOPEZ ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WRAP CSV AP
  • TITANS #13 CVR A CHRIS SAMNEE
  • TITANS #13 CVR B MATEUS MANHANINI CSV
  • TITANS #13 CVR C RILEY ROSSMO CSV
  • WONDER WOMAN #11 CVR A DANIEL SAMPERE AP
  • WONDER WOMAN #11 CVR B JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO CSV AP
  • WONDER WOMAN #11 CVR C TONY S DANIEL CSV AP
  • WONDER WOMAN #11 CVR D GARCIA-LOPEZ ARTIST SPOT WRAP CSV AP