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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 11th November 2023

This is your weekly reminder that Final Order Cutoff (FOC) 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 new mind-bending science-fiction; a star-turn from Cruella De Vil; DC turns the clock back to the death of Jason Todd to show us the road-not-taken; a gruesome comedy-horror for fans of Slither, Cullen Bunn’s new surgical horror series; new horizons for Star Wars comics in 2024; a new-adventure for the original X-Men; and Jee-Hyung Lee’s first creator-owned title featuring his beautiful art on interior artwork as well as covers!

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!

UNNATURAL ORDER #2 – In case you missed it (with thanks to Vault Comics!) Unnatural Order #1 is a full-length $4.99 comic that’s available in store for only 50p! Unnatural Order features a world of blood, magic, and monsters, where a second sun hangs in the sky. A world turned inside out by the evil Druid who rules over all. As the innocent burn in the Wicker fields, the resistance learn of a prisoner, a soldier from a different time, who the Druid fears because he alone knows the Druid’s secret: this is not how the world is supposed to be. Dark Fantasy and action-packed sci-fi from Chris Yost, co-creator of X-23, writer of hundreds of X-men issues and films and shows like Thor: Ragnarok and The MandalorianIf you’ve tried issue #1 and enjoyed it, please show Vault Comics some love and add it to your pull list today!

BEYOND REAL #1 – And Vault Comics are doing it again, Beyond Real #1 will be another full-length $4.99 comic that will be available in store for only 50p! A severe car crash leaves struggling artist June injured and her boyfriend in a coma. Soon after, June begins to experience strange visual phenomena and discovers that we are all actually living in a vast computer simulation. Now she must set out on a journey of possibility and peril to reach this simulated world’s creator and save her true love from death.

DISNEY VILLAINS CRUELLA DE VIL #1 – She has always vehemently refuted all of the scurrilous claims in the tabloids that she was ever involved in the theft of any Dalmatian puppies! There’s no hard evidence whatsoever, but Cruella De Vil’s reputation in the fashion world was destroyed regardless. Which is why she’s willing to do anything – ANYTHING! – to restore her good name – even stealing the royal family’s priceless jewels! How will that restore her reputation, you ask? You’ll just have to pick up this brand new entry in Dynamite’s Disney Villains adventures to find out! 

BATMAN #428 ROBIN LIVES (ONE-SHOT) – In 1998, during the infamous Death in the Family storyline, DC Comics ran a phone-in advertisement at the end of issue #427, the second part of the storyline. This asked Batman readers to call in to one of two telephone numbers and vote on whether or not they thought Jason Todd should survive or not. The first number was labeled The Joker fails and Robin lives, the other The Joker succeeds and Robin will not survive. DC Comics always claimed that they had two versions of Batman #428 prepared, awaiting the verdict. Fans were skeptical, but Robin did ultimately die at The Joker’s hands. Now the DC Vault opens to reveal the unpublished alternate ending! What if instead of Jason’s death and eventual return many years later as the gun-toting vigilante Red Hood, he had survived his brutal encounter with The Joker? Featuring pages fully restored and remastered from artist Jim Aparo’s alternate art boards, this is a fully re-edited version of A Death in the Family, Book Three turning the Dark Knight’s greatest tragedy into a moment of triumph! Cover also available as a foil variant!

GUMAA BEGINNING OF HER #1 (OF 7) – Artist Jee-Hyung Lee is well-known and much loved for beautiful cover artwork across the comic industry. Now he’s launching his first creator-owned series – a dark supernatural neo-noir thriller that follows a young woman who escapes from a drug syndicate and discovers an ancient blade in a long-abandoned temple. Its power allows Khalida to become the Goddess of the City, controlling the citizens through dark magic and fear. But events are being manipulated against her from the shadows leading to an action-packed confrontation which will reawaken an ancient war between heaven and hell!

INVASIVE #1 – Dr. Carrie Reynolds was a veteran trauma surgeon with a godlike mastery of muscle and bone. Then her daughter, Heather – a recovering plastic surgery addict – suddenly disappeared, only to mysteriously re-emerge in a catatonic state and missing her vocal cords! Heather is the latest in a series of once-ordinary citizens left maimed, mutilated, or dead on arrival, baffling the police. Deep beneath the city, an underground hospital operates beyond excess, beyond ethics and beyond science, where a new class of surgeon has sworn to pierce the final threshold of accepted medical orthodoxy one incision at a time. And only Carrie can stop what they’re planning next… A terrifying new experiment in pain from Eisner Award nominee Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Basilisk) and acclaimed illustrator Jesus Hervás (The Empty Man)!

SKEETERS #1 – A gruesome comedy-horror for fans of Slither, Arachnophobia, and other classic creature-features! When giant extraterrestrial mosquito-like creatures invade a rural seaside community, a frustrated sheriff and two oddball exterminators end up being the town’s only hope for survival. 

TOTAL PARTY KILLER #1 – Verity is an Adventuring Intern, and no one told her that her first quest would be this bloody. Or that she’s get little sympathy from her mentor Captain Bastion. It’s non-stop mayhem, mutilation, and murder and now the dangerous primordial dragon Gridda looms on the horizon! Verity is left asking herself just how badly she really wants this job? A mature dark fantasy with a bloody splash of comedy for fans of Quentin Tarantino movies and Dungeons & Dragons.

STAR WARS REVELATIONS 2023 #1 (ONE-SHOT) – The hugely successful Star Wars Revelations one-shot returns to once again introduce new characters, new twists and new turns across all of Marvel’s Star Wars line! This star-studded issue puts the pieces on the board for what’s to come throughout the next year in a galaxy far, far away! From the High Republic era to the Original Trilogy and beyond! Featuring Jabba The Hutt! Darth Vader! Mace Windu! Grand Admiral Thrawn and more!

Please note, this one-shot will be automatically added to Reservation Service customers’ orders who have any of the following titles on their current pull list: STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS, STAR WARS DARTH VADER (2020-), STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA (2020-), STAR WARS JANGO FETT (2024-), STAR WARS MACEWINDU (2024-), STAR WARS ONGOING (2020-) or STAR WARS THRAWN ALLIANCES (2024-). Please email us ASAP if you want to opt out.

At this time, we will not be pulling this one-shot for Reservation Service customers that get STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC. If you would like this issue after all, please email us ASAP to request it.

ORIGINAL X-MEN #1 (ONE-SHOT) – THE OG 5 ON AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE! Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman and Angel – the first and greatest heroes to bear the X-Men name – once traveled into their own futures and reset the course of history. Now another multiversal mystery calls them forth. When the dust settles, one hero will remain, trapped in the world as we know it. With shocking surprise guests and heart-pounding twists and turns, Christos Gage and Greg Land kick off a story that will shake the whole MU!

Please note this 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.

BOREALIS #1 – From screenwriter Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Swamp Thing), writer/actor Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and artist Cliff Richards (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Justice League) comes Borealis, a bone-chilling supernatural thriller! Welcome to the isolated Qinu, Alaska, where winter last months, temperatures can plummet to seventy below and booze is illegal. It holds many bad memories for State Trooper Silaluk “Sil” Osha, and she’s managed to stay away for 13 years. But now something mysterious is emerging on the remote ice, and Sil is pulled back to investigate a series of brutal murders… and her frightening connection to deadly legends.

Please note this 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.

Also on FOC this week: BLOODY DOZEN SHROUDED COLLEGE #1 (OF 6)and TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR GOTHAM #1 (ONE-SHOT). Orders will be matched to the corresponding previous titles HELL TO PAY and TITANS (2023-) respectively. Please email us ASAP if you don’t want your previous order to roll over.

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!

ALIEN (2023-) #2

BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #2 (OF 4)

D&D FORTUNE FINDER #2

DAREDEVIL BLACK ARMOR #2

FACELESS AND THE FAMILY #2

FIRE AND ICE #2

SPEED FORCE #2 (OF 6)

SPIDER-BOY #2

STAR WARS THE HIGH REPUBLIC #2 (PHASE 3)

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2

TITANS BEAST WORLD #2 (OF 6)

ZILTOID OMNISCIENT #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 the other DC Comics on FOC this week is below.

  • ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS & GARY FRANK HC
  • ACTION COMICS #1060 CVR A STEVE BEACH (TITANS BEAST WORLD)
  • ACTION COMICS #1060 CVR B JIM CHEUNG CSV
  • ACTION COMICS #1060 CVR C JORGE JIMENEZ CSV
  • ACTION COMICS #1060 CVR D MASSAFERA AQUAMAN LOST KINGDOM CSV
  • BATMAN #405 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR A DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI
  • BATMAN #428 ROBIN LIVES OS CVR A MIGNOLA
  • BATMAN #428 ROBIN LIVES OS CVR B BLANK CS VAR
  • BATMAN #428 ROBIN LIVES OS CVR C MIGNOLA FOIL VAR
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #4 CVR A SIMONE DI MEO
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #4 CVR B DAVID FINCH CSV
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #4 CVR C KAEL NGU CSV
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #4 CVR D OTTO SCHMIDT SANTA CSV
  • BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS (2021) TP 03 ARKHAM RISING
  • BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #2 (OF 4) CVR A DAN MORA
  • BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #2 (OF 4) CVR B LEIRIX CSV
  • DANGER STREET #12 (OF 12) CVR A JORGE FORNES (MR)
  • DANGER STREET #12 (OF 12) CVR B BRUNO REDONDO CSV (MR)
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1079 CVR A EVAN CAGLE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1079 CVR B JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1079 CVR C SEBASTIAN FIUMARA CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1079 CVR D MATTINA AQUAMAN LOST KINGDOM
  • FLASH (REBIRTH) TP 19 THE ONE-MINUTE WAR
  • GREEN LANTERN #6 CVR A XERMANICO
  • GREEN LANTERN #6 CVR B EVAN DOC SHANER CSV
  • GREEN LANTERN #6 CVR C JEFF SPOKES SANTA CSV
  • ICON VS HARDWARE HC
  • KNIGHT TERRORS HC
  • PEACEMAKER TRIES HARD HC (MR)
  • SPEED FORCE #2 (OF 6) CVR A MIKE DEODATO JR
  • SPEED FORCE #2 (OF 6) CVR B SWEENEY BOO CSV
  • STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA HC
  • SUPERMAN LOST #9 (OF 10) CVR A CARLO PAGULAYAN & JASON PAZ
  • SUPERMAN LOST #9 (OF 10) CVR B LEE WEEKS CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #2 (OF 6) CVR A IVAN REIS & DANNY MIKI
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #2 (OF 6) CVR B BJORN BARENDS CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #2 (OF 6) CVR C KENDRICK KUNKKA LIM CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #2 CVR D HENRY LENTICULAR VAR
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR GOTHAM #1 OS CVR A JANIN
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR GOTHAM #1 OS CVR B MARCH CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR GOTHAM #1 OS CVR C HAMNER CSV
  • WESLEY DODDS THE SANDMAN #3 (OF 6) CVR A RILEY ROSSMO
  • WESLEY DODDS THE SANDMAN #3 (OF 6) CVR B JEFF LEMIRE CSV
  • WORLDS FINEST TEEN TITANS #6 (OF 6) CVR A CHRIS SAMNEE
  • WORLDS FINEST TEEN TITANS #6 (OF 6) CVR B DOC SHANER CSV
  • WORLDS FINEST TEEN TITANS #6 (OF 6) CVR C DAN MORA CSV