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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 16th December 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 the debut one-shot of an exciting new Image comics imprint; new comics for the Ultimate Black Panther, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, Mace Windu, and some dearly departed X-Men; an adorable box set of the Little Endless; a new science-fiction mystery horror with art from Ben Templesmith; an antler noir series, perfect for fans of Blacksad and Chinatown; a flashback adventure for Wolverine, Black Widow and Captain America; a ruthless vigilante story from one of the Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto concept artists; a new edition of the seminal Spanish horror series, Veil; and the return of DC Power and the Edge of the Spider-Verse!

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!

GHOST MACHINE (ONE-SHOT) – Ghost Machine is a brand-new Image imprint from Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Tomasi, Maytal Zchut, and more! This extra-sized 48-page special introduces their all-new shared universes of strange, fun, and action-packed characters, including Geiger! And introducing Redcoat! Rook! The Rocketfellers! And many, many more!

We will automatically pull this one-shot for Reservation Service customers with GEIGER on their pull list. To opt-out, please email us ASAP.

ULTIMATE BLACK PANTHER #1 – In the aftermath of Ultimate Invasion, Khonshu and Ra – the force known together as Moon Knight in this universe – are seeking to expand their brutal control of the continent of Africa. The lone resistance against them is the isolated nation of Wakanda; their defence will be spearheaded by their champion… theirking… the Black Panther! A bold new take on the world of Black Panther and Wakanda from the creative minds of Bryan Hill (Blade, Killmonger) and Stefano Caselli (X-Men Red, Avengers)!

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 – Edge of Spider-Verse returns for 2024! Who is Weapon VIII?! In their universe, when Weapon X escapes from his facility, they call on their greatest previous success to get him back. And Spider-Byte returns!

We will automatically add this title for Reservation Service customers who previously had EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE (2023) on their pull list. To opt-out, please email us ASAP.

SCARLET WITCH QUICKSILVER #1 – These twins always look out for each other. So when Wanda receives a letter from the late Magneto, she burns the letter before her brother can read it, knowing it would upset him. But that drives them apart at the worst possible time: the Wizard is back, powered a horrifying eldritch upgrade, and he’s coming for their heads! If they can’t find a way to repair their damaged bond, it will cost them their lives. Celebrate 60 years of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver with the Scarlet Witch (2023) writer, Steve Orlando!

Highly recommended for Reservation Service customers with SCARLET WITCH (2023) on their pull list!

STAR WARS MACE WINDU #1 – Years before the Clone Wars, Mace Windu finds himself attempting to stop an explosive secret from entering enemy hands. A scientist’s latest discovery threatens the balance of the galaxy, leading Mace down a treacherous path of mystery and action. Also introduces Azita Cruuz, a pirate with a deadly secret, who the Hutts and the Republic will stop at nothing to control!

LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK BOX SET – Two grand adventures of award-winning author/artist Jill Thompson’s adorable versions of the Endless family! In Delirium’s Party: A Little Endless Storybook, Delirium decides to throw her sister Despair a party. Can the merriest member of the Endless succeed in cheering up her gloomy sibling? And in the follow-up tale, The Little Endless Storybook, Delirium has gone missing! Now her puppy and protector, Barnabas, must travel to the strange realms of each of the Endless to see if any of her siblings have seen their sister.

CRASHDOWN #1 (OF 4) – Lost meets Alien, with a Lovecraftian twist, Crashdown delivers a dark vision of our world’s final days. Earth is dead. The last hope for humanity is the distant planet Empyrean and the ship full of colonists hoping to restart our civilization. But their new home doesn’t want them there! And it’s fighting back! A story of suspense and survival from Tom Garcia and Ryan Sargeant (hosts of the Comic Tom 101 YouTube Channel) with legendary horror artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night).

DEER EDITOR #1 – A John Doe slaying lures a journalist into a world of political intrigue, a wi-fi-enabled grotto, and to a station locker full of secrets. It’s all in a day’s work for Bucky, a crime beat editor at The Truth, but will this end up being his last story that he’s chasing down? Oh yeah, he also happens to be a deer! It’s an antler noir series, perfect for fans of Blacksad and Chinatown!

DEAD X-MEN #1 – Death was only the beginning! When the world turned against Krakoa, these five mutants lost their lives…but their mission as X-Men is just getting started. To preserve Xavier’s dream, they must accomplish the impossible – or die again trying! Spinning out from Rise Of The Powers Of X, discover… who are the Dead X-Men?!

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.

WOLVERINE MADRIPOOR KNIGHTS #1 – Return to the island-nation of Madripoor as X-Men legend Chris Claremont takes the helm of an all-new Wolverine tale teaming Logan with his long-standing friends Captain America and the Black Widow! Picking up in the window of the all-time classic Uncanny X-Men #268, thrill to a brand-new adventure! When a secret weapon brings Captain America to Madripoor, the trio team-up you’ve been waiting decades for will finally come to pass as the mission brings Logan and Black Widow into a race against time against a multitude of foes, including the Hand! You’ve been waiting for this one… and you’ll never guess where it goes! 

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.

DC POWER 2024 #1 (ONE SHOT) – DC Power returns for round two with brand-new stories spotlighting Black characters from across the DC Universe by an all-star cast of writers and artists! N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell return to the Hugo Award–winning world of Far Sector for an epilogue featuring the first meeting between Jo Mullein and John Stewart! The Signal, Duke Thomas, finds inspiration from an unlikely ally. Crispus Allen searches for purpose outside of being the Spectre – and goes to Renee Montoya for guidance! Thunder and Lighting (Anissa and Jennifer Pierce), cause sparks to fly at a community event crashed by the Condiment King; Raphael Arce learns the secret origin of the original Bloodwynd; Val-Zod, Earth-2’s Superman, contemplates the balance between his pacifist philosophy and protecting the people of his universe; and Nubia teams up with… Mr. Mxyzptlk?! All these stories and more, just in time for Black History Month!

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.

BRUCE DICKINSON’S THE MANDRAKE PROJECT #1 (OF 10) – Over the last decade, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has crafted the story behind The Mandrake Project, the 12-issue quarterly comic series accompanying his upcoming solo album of the same name. Now, accompanied by the creative team of writer Tony Lee and artist Staz Johnson, Bruce is releasing the saga that captures the century-spanning generational war between the forces of science and mysticism for control of immortality through Z2 Comics. With covers by Bill Sienkiewicz, this is an epic tale that you won’t want to miss.

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.

FEAR CITY THUMPER #1 – Featuring the storytelling and artwork from Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Autoconcept artist Stephen Bliss! A young Philippo is the world’s worst-looking super-hero vigilante, but he’s stronger, smarter, and more ruthless when he wears the Thumper mask.

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.

VEIL #1 – Acclaimed and award-winning artist Gabriel Hernández Walta (The Vision, Phantom Road) and writer El Torres (Roman Ritual, Straitjacket) present their renowned work in a long-awaited edition, remastered and re-lettered! Revisit their horror masterpiece! Enter the world of Chris Luna, a private investigator who works for… the dead. But the dead don’t pay much. A psychic with the ability to pierce the veil between worlds, Chris must return to her hometown to face a lurking darkness that has been waiting for her. Prepare for a chilling journey as Chris Luna battles both the supernatural and her own past in a gripping tale of horror and the unknown.

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: BLUE BOOK 1947 #1. Orders will be matched to the corresponding previous title, BLUE BOOK. 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!

AVENGERS TWILIGHT #2

INVASIVE #2

SKEETERS #2 (OF 4)

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 BATMAN AND SON BY GRANT MORRISON HC
  • AMAZONS ATTACK #4 CVR A CLAYTON HENRY
  • AMAZONS ATTACK #4 CVR B SWEENEY BOO CSV
  • BAD DREAM A DREAMER STORY TP
  • BATMAN #428 ROBIN LIVES 2ND PTG
  • BATMAN (2022) TP VOL 01 FAILSAFE
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST HC VOL 03 ELEMENTARY
  • DC POWER 2024 #1 OS CVR A CHASE CONLEY
  • DC POWER 2024 #1 OS CVR B JAMAL CAMPBELL VAR
  • DC POWER 2024 #1 OS CVR C DENYS COWAN VAR
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1081 CVR A EVAN CAGLE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1081 CVR B RICCARDO FEDERICI CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1081 CVR C INHYUK LEE CSV
  • FLASH #123 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR A INFANTINO
  • FLASH #123 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR B BLANK CS VAR
  • FLASH #123 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR C TIMM FOIL VAR
  • FLASH #5 CVR A MIKE DEODATO JR
  • FLASH #5 CVR B MIKE DEODATO JR CSV
  • FLASH #5 CVR C JAMES STOKOE CSV
  • FLASH #5 CVR F MASSAFERA SSKA CAPT BOMMERANG CSV
  • GREEN ARROW #8 (OF 12) CVR A SEAN IZAAKSE
  • GREEN ARROW #8 (OF 12) CVR B ALAN QUAH CSV
  • GREEN ARROW (2023) TP VOL 01 REUNION
  • GREEN LANTERN GREEN ARROW HARD-TRAVELING HEROES OMNIBUS HC
  • HARLEY QUINN #36 CVR A SWEENEY BOO
  • HARLEY QUINN #36 CVR B JENNY FRISON CSV
  • HARLEY QUINN #36 CVR E CHEW SSKAA HARLEY QUINN CSV
  • HARLEY QUINN (2021) HC VOL 05 WHO KILLED HARLEY QUINN
  • HARLEY QUINN (2021) TP VOL 03 VERDICT
  • JLA TP BOOK 01
  • LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK BOX SET (MR)
  • PENGUIN #6 CVR A CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
  • PENGUIN #6 CVR B STEVAN SUBIC CSV
  • POWER GIRL #5 CVR A GARY FRANK
  • POWER GIRL #5 CVR B JEFF SPOKES CSV
  • POWER GIRL #5 CVR C RAHZZAH CSV
  • SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS (2023) TP VOL 01 RISE OF METALLO
  • SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS (2023) TP VOL 01 RISE OF METALLO DM EXC
  • SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK DOOM RISING TP
  • SUPERMAN THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
  • TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE TP (2024 EDITION)
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #5 (OF 6) CVR A IVAN REIS
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #5 (OF 6) CVR B BJORN BARENDS CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #5 (OF 6) CVR C JAVIER FERNANDEZ CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #5 CVR D HENRY LENTICULAR VAR
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR STAR CITY #1 OS CVR A MIKEL JANIN
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR STAR CITY #1 OS CVR B HAMNER CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR STAR CITY #1 OS CVR C JOHN GIANG CSV
  • WILDCATS (2022) HC VOL 02 BLOODSHED FOR A BETTER TOMORROW