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Comic Orders Due by 9th March 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 fantasy adventurers on various paths to glory, redemption or peace; unexplained violence in an old mining town; dystopian science-fiction; cerebral horror; and new heroes and adventures spinning out of the new Image imprint, Ghost Machine!

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!

WHEN THE BLOOD HAS DRIED #1 – A tragic tale of loss and redemption that asks what’s left behind long after the bodies are buried. Years ago, on the edge of the Southern Territories, a stranger came town. The locals eventually came to see this “blow-in,” Meabh of Cklonia, as one of their own. Now, Meabh is the proprietor of a local tavern, finding a semblance of peace after a lifetime of adventuring… until the proposed opening of a branch of the Adventurers’ Guild drags her past into the light. What would the townsfolk do if they discovered their beloved barkeep was once part of a ruthless band of rogue sell-swords masquerading as noble heroes?

CANARY GN – Two-time Eisner Award winning author Scott Snyder and veteran illustrator Dan Panosian blend modern horror, historical fact and Western lore in a uniquely terrifying thriller, now collected as a graphic novel! During the final days of the Gold Rush, a mine collapsed into itself. What was the dark substance found 666 feet underground? Legends sprung up about the mine being cursed or even haunted. Now the Frontier is closed, the mines have dried up, and the country is becoming “civilized.” Yet, in this one stretch of the Rocky Mountains, a terrifying, new kind of violence is suddenly emerging. Random killings. People going mad and murdering neighbours without real cause. When a schoolboy kills his teacher with a hatchet, a famous federal marshal is called in to investigate the killings. What he – and a brilliant young geologist – uncover is stranger and more horrifying than anything they could have ever imagined. 

THE CULL VOL 01 TP – Five friends setting off in the middle of the night to shoot a short film on a forbidden rock near their small coastal town the summer before they all go their separate ways. But they’re not really there to shoot a film. One of them has lied. And that lie will change EVERYTHING. A dark tale from Eisner-winning writer Kelly Thompson and superstar artist Mattia De Iulis in their first creator-owned work together!

ROBOT + GIRL #1 – An almost obsolete robot wanders aimlessly through the city ready to give up and donate himself for spare parts, until a girl stumbles across his broken, discarded body. In appreciation of her compassion and empathy, the robot attempts to help the girl out with a financial windfall. Unbeknownst to him, this brings them into unwanted conflict with the powers that be. Now the robot must fight for the life he once wanted to give up on if he ever wants to see his newfound friend again. A new all-ages adventure from Mike White, creator of Penguin Random House’s acclaimed graphic novel series Mellybean!

AKOGUN BRUTALIZER OF GODS #1 – In the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Thor, and the best-selling God of War franchise, superstars-in-the-making Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande (I Am Iron Man and Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood) usher in a new dark fantasy on the ancient continent of Alkebulan with a mythic cycle of cosmic destiny and unrelenting warfare colliding man against god… and blade against blade! In an age thought forgotten… when man, monster, and the divine all strode the Earth… a lone warrior emerged to test the immortality of the cruel gods who dealt destruction with impunity. A one-man reckoning that stands in defiance of his divine masters with a sword in hand and a thirst for godblood. His name: AKOGUN THE BRUTALIZER!

RED SONJA EMPIRE DAMNED #1 – Legendary writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Simon Dark) and rising art star Alessandro Amoruso deliver monsters, magic, and mayhem in equal measure! Landing in jail following a night of drunken revelry, Red Sonja hears an outlandish story from a fellow inmate. Deep in the mountains lies a dead city in a valley with no name. Abandoned and forgotten, its fields and streets are littered with the bones of two armies, all destroyed by a curse from a warlock who has long since vanished, along with his vast treasure – untold riches just waiting to be taken. At least that is the legend. But Sonja’s cellmate Morgo has more than a diverting tale – he’s also got a map that says this legend could well be reality. All they need to do is break out of lockup and hit the road – which may be easier said than done!

D&D THIEF OF MANY THINGS #1 – The Deck of Many Things is the most infamous item in the Dungeons & Dragons canon. Any one of its cards could throw the world into chaos or, in the wrong hands, end it all together. This mega one-shot reveals fresh lore tied to the Book of Many Things Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook and brings the legends of the Deck to life. Our quest follows two ex-romantic rivals who team up to steal the cards, risking everything for the chance to save the lover they lost. D&D icon Jim Zub joins forces with up-and-coming writer Ellen Boener and artist Eduardo Mello for this new Baldur’s Gate tale.

REDCOAT #1 – Immortal. Mercenary. Kind of a tool. Meet Simon Pure, created by comic all-stars Geoff Johns and Bryan Hitch. British redcoat and all-around rogue, Simon mysteriously became immortal in 1776 after a run-in with the clandestine cabal known as the Founding Fathers, which included George Washington, John Hancock, and many other prominent American Revolutionary War leaders. Since that fateful day, Simon has led a life of adventure and avarice, but what are the true origins and extent of Simon’s power and the mysterious organisation behind them? And how has it secretly shaped America and the world? Simon’s on a quest to find out! 

ROOK EXODUS #1 – Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the celebrated team behind the smash hit Batman: Three Jokers, reunite for an all-new science fiction series! Hundreds of years from now, the man known as Rook was once a simple farmer who fled the crumbling Earth for a new life on the planet Exodus; a terraformed planet where all of nature, including its imported animal population, was completely controlled by humans called Wardens. But when Exodus’s world engine failed, the Wardens’ power fell into the wrong hands, creating chaos and mass evacuation… for those who could afford it. The rest, like Rook, must scavenge for an escape vessel as the war for control of what’s left of Exodus begins. 

GEIGER #1 – The critically acclaimed team of storytellers Geoff Johns and Gary Frank return to the nuclear wasteland of Geiger for an ALL-NEW ONGOING series starring the violent and unpredictable Glowing Man! Leaving his home behind, Tariq Geiger now walks the radioactive roads of the former United States with his two-headed wolf Barney. But as his enemies doggedly pursue him, Geiger discovers salvation from the unlikeliest of foes. But what secrets does this potential ally hold that could help Geiger? And exactly how many people are after The Glowing Man… and why?

SOMETHING CRAWLED OUT #1– Something wicked crawled out screaming. Edith “Eddie” Miller has no grand plans or great prospects. She spends her days sleeping in and her nights working shifts at a gas station. But when her younger sister fails to come home, Eddie unearths a web of missing girls and rotting bodies. The police prove useless, so Eddie teams up with her best friend, Rainer, in a desperate hunt to find her sister. The only thing is – Eddie believes her best friend might be the Devil himself.

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

PRINCIPLES OF NECROMANCY #1 – While brave knights and dangerous monsters wage endless war, business is booming for Dr. Jakob Eyes, a traveling physician whose arcane remedies are the closest thing to magic the world knows. These gruesome miracles are only stepping stones for Dr. Eyes’ ultimate ungodly goal: to overcome death itself. And now, a band of decimated barbarians, desperate to bargain for their lives, may just make the ideal next test subjects…

The phenomenal writing duo of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Outsiders, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek) return to creator-owned comics with this macabre series brought to life by the evocatively horrific art of Eamon Winkle.

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

LOOP #1 – A gripping tale of terror and survival in the aftermath of tragedy. Becky, hiding amidst the horror of a school shooting, fights for her life as friends fall around her. Ellie, a survivor haunted by relentless visions, sees the dead bodies accumulating in the school’s dark corridors. In this stark and poignant narrative, The Loop explores the harrowing impact of violence on the living… and the dead.

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

The second issues of the following titles are also due for final orders this week. If you want them added to your pull list, make sure to let us know now so you don’t miss out!

ALIENS WHAT IF #2

LAST MERMAID #2

BLASFAMOUS #2

MS MARVEL MUTANT MENACE #2

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN 2099 #2 (OF 5)

THE BAT-MAN FIRST KNIGHT #2 (OF 3)

ULTIMATE X-MEN #2

WEAPON X-MEN #2

X-MEN 97 #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.

  • BATMAN #146 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ
  • BATMAN #146 CVR B YASMINE PUTRI CSV
  • BATMAN #146 CVR C GABRIELE DELL OTTO CSV
  • BATMAN #146 CVR D JIM LEE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT CSV
  • BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES (2024) #4
  • BIRDS OF PREY #8 CVR A LEONARDO ROMERO
  • BIRDS OF PREY #8 CVR B DERRICK CHEW CSV
  • BIRDS OF PREY #8 CVR C MIKEL JANIN CSV
  • BIRDS OF PREY #8 CVR D JIM LEE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT CSV
  • BLUE BEETLE #8 CVR A ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
  • BLUE BEETLE #8 CVR B TOKITOKORO CSV
  • BLUE BEETLE #8 SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION
  • FROM THE DC VAULT THE SANDMAN #19 REMASTERED
  • IDENTITY CRISIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION HC DM ED
  • IDENTITY CRISIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION HC TURNER
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #4 (OF 12) CVR A JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #4 (OF 12) CVR B LUCIO PARRILLO CSV
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #4 (OF 12) CVR C MARK SPEARS CSV
  • POISON IVY #21 CVR A JESSICA FONG
  • POISON IVY #21 CVR B DAVID NAKAYAMA CSV
  • POISON IVY #21 CVR C BABS TARR CSV
  • PREZ SETTING A DANGEROUS PRESIDENT TP
  • SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU #127
  • SHAZAM #10 CVR A DAN MORA
  • SHAZAM #10 CVR B BERNARD CHANG CSV
  • SHAZAM #10 CVR C RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ CSV
  • SHAZAM #10 CVR D MIGUEL MERCADO FOIL VAR
  • SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #6 (OF 6) CVR A GAVIN GUIDRY
  • SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #6 (OF 6) CVR B YILDRIM CSV
  • SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #6 (OF 6) CVR C SANTUCCI CSV
  • SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL TP VOL 03 BATTLE FOR GAMORRA
  • THE BAT-MAN FIRST KNIGHT #2 (OF 3) CVR A MIKE PERKINS
  • THE BAT-MAN FIRST KNIGHT #2 (OF 3) CVR B FIUMARA VAR
  • THE BAT-MAN FIRST KNIGHT #2 (OF 3) CVR C PULP NOVEL VAR
  • TITANS (2023) TP VOL 01 OUT OF THE SHADOWS