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Comic Orders Due by 25th May 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 science-fantasy medical drama from Gerard Way; mini Marvel magic from Skottie Young; Magik from the X-Men versus vampires; it’s Destro’s turn to take centre stage in the Energon Universe; Kid Venom continues to grow; award-winning video game Returnal becomes an original graphic novel; a new fast-paced supernatural manga from Mikumo Seto; the seedy underbelly of LA is laid bare; and fresh from the Free Comic Book Day preview issue – it’s Gatchaman!

Some publishers are no longer offering later printings, and some titles sell out on 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).

PARANOID GARDENS #1 – A surreal comic book experience that’s ER meets Doctor Who on acid. From writers Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) and Shaun Simon (The Fabulous Killjoys), with illustrator Chris Weston (The Filth), colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy) and letterer Nate Piekos (Black Hammer)!

Welcome to the most bizarre care-centre in the universe, where the staff aren’t entirely human, and the patients aredownright unearthly. Aliens, ghosts, superheroes, and more creatures walk the hallways as both doctors and patients in ahospital that seems to be somewhat self-aware itself. Loo works here as a nurse, and despite a recent failure at her job she believe she’s been given some sort of higher calling in this mysterious place. Deciding to rise to the challenge, she must fight her way through corrupt staff members, powerful theme park cults, and her own personal demons and trauma to meet this challenge and discover what secrets the gardens hold…

GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVELS #1 ONE-SHOT – They’re amazing. They’re uncanny. They’re incredible. And they’re also adorable! Skottie Young (Strange Academy, Rocket & Groot) and Dax Gordine (Untold Tales Of Fairyland and Forest Folk) present pint-sized versions of your favourite heroes and villains in giant-sized adventures! With tales starring the X-Men, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more, it’s a whirlwind tour of the Marvel Universe! Collects the hit GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVELS INFINITY COMIC in print for the first time!

X-MEN BLOOD HUNT MAGIK #1 – Reeling the Fall of the House of X, Illyana Rasputina has returned to Russia to search her soul and steel it for what comes next. But when a vampire army descends on her homeland, seeking to turn it into a living hell, how can she defend it? Magik has forged in the fires of Limbo, but has it prepared her for the Blood Hunt?

DESTRO #1 – The next chapter of The Cobra Threat begins here! James McCullen Destro XXIV is the man behind M.A.R.S. Industries, the undisputed industry leader in supplying hi-tech weapons to world powers… for the right price. But the emergence of Energon has changed everything. As Destro’s ambitions grow, the “Crimson Twins” Tomax and Xamot Paoli emerge to destroy their competition, and Cobra Commander realizes his current ally could be his future greatest enemy. Acclaimed writer Dan Watters and artist Andrei Bressan change the balance of power in the Energon Universe forever.

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

GATCHAMAN #1 – The triumphant return of Gatchaman, the iconic Japanese animated franchise of a five-member, bird-themed superhero team. A mechanical terror has descended upon numerous cities and the world’s greatest scientists are disappearing. Our only hope: Science Ninja Team Gatchaman! As they battle these machinations from the international terrorist organization known as Galactor, their strength, willpower, and even vehicles are pushed to the absolute limit. If they fail… who’s waiting in the wings to take their place? The first exciting issue in an ongoing series that expands upon the original anime series!

GATCHAMAN KEN DEATHMATCH ONE-SHOT – The first in a series of self-contained one-shots that each focus on a separate member of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman! Ken goes undercover to infiltrate an underground gambling ring where martial artists from around the globe fight to the death. There, the winners are captured and brought to a secret Galactor recruiting base. If they refuse to join, the captives are dropped in the jungle and hunted as prey for Galactor’s training program. Can anyone make it out alive?

We will automatically pull the above issue for Reservation Service customers with GATCHAMAN on their pull list. To opt-out, please email us today. Otherwise, this title 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. 

KID VENOM #1 – Embrace your inner Venom! 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! Breakout manga creator Taigami continues his vision of Kid Venom in this brand-new series!

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.

STAR WARS AHSOKA #1 – After the fall of the Empire, Ahsoka Tano stalks the galaxy for Grand Admiral Thrawn! A valuable prisoner escapes New Republic custody; a search for answers reunites two old friends. The villainous Morgan Elsbeth returns along with two new mysterious Force users, Baylan Skoll and his apprentice, Shin Hati. Will the Rebels be able to track down their lost comrade, Ezra Bridger? A comic book adaptation of the Disney Plus TV series!

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.

RETURNAL FALLEN ASTERIA GN – After the spaceship Helios crashes onto a hostile alien world, Selene Vassos, a lone ASTRA scout, must fight for her life against the horrific hostiles that live beyond every shadow.

Following a trail of distorted memories, Selene just needs to hold on long enough to track down the White Shadow signal. Mystery shrouds the world of Atropos, and she begins to wonder: will she find answers at the end of her journey, or is this nightmare inescapable?

Created by the Housemarque brand team with Gregory Louden, Khalil Osaimi, and Mikael Haveri from the narrative team of the game Returnal and featuring the stunning art of Igor Lomov and Aaron Järvinen, this adaptation brings their BAFTA Award-winning sci-fi action thriller to the world of graphic novels.

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves, so if you want it, please order it today.

VILLAIN ACTOR GN – Critically acclaimed story from writer Mikumo Seto! The first volume in a fast-paced supernatural manga. Ayumu Mashiro has given up on his dream of being a hero and settled down into the mundane life of a police officer… until one day he transforms into the legendary villain known as Zero! Now a mysterious voice is guiding him as he’s thrown into the battle between good and evil!

Please note the title above will be customer order only; we will not be stocking this on the shelves, so if you want it, please order it today.

SELF HELP #1 – Down-on-his-luck rideshare driver Jerry Hauser’s existence is a bleak one… especially because every fare he picks up tells him how much he looks like uber-successful self-help guru Darren Hart. 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.

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: STAR TREK ANNUAL 2024 #1. Orders will be matched to the corresponding previous title, STAR TREK ONGOING. Please email us ASAP if you don’t want your previous order to roll over.

  • HELLVERINE #2
  • MIDNIGHT SONS BLOOD HUNT #2
  • SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER #2
  • UNION JACK THE RIPPER BLOOD HUNT #2
  • WILLIAM OF NEWBURY #2
  • X-MEN HEIR OF APOCALYPSE #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. There are no DC COMICS on FOC this week, but they will be back next week!