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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 17th June 2023

This is your weekly reminder that Final Order Cutoff (FOC) orders are due by 10am 6pm 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-fiction adventure, conspiracies and cabals, surrealist horror, droid corruption, twisted tales of fantasy, Blade, new printings for Void Rivals #1 and Marvel asks Gwen Stacy the question – what if?

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!

The secret is out! Void Rivals #1 marks the start of Hasbro and Skybound’s new Energon Universe bringing Transformers and GI Joe back to comic books shelves. The first print run sold out immediately (though we may still have a couple of copies in store), so Image are rushing back to press with two different covers for VOID RIVALS #1 2ND PTG – both featuring the iconic Transformers’ character, Jetfire!

ANTARCTICA #1 – Hannah’s life changed forever when her father failed to return from the secretive Smith-Petersen Research Station in Antarctica. Ending up homeless and alone, she’s lifted up by a friend and given the chance to retrain as an engineer. Now she’s secured a job at the same Smith-Petersen Research Station and heads to Antartica to search for her father. The conspiracy she stumbles into there will threaten everything Hannah has ever believed. A new non-stop sci-fi action blockbuster described as Stargate meets His Dark Materials!

THE RIBBON QUEEN #1 (OF 8) – Three years ago, a young woman was rescued from a serial killer by a police tactical unit. But now she’s dead, and Detective Amy Sun has a bad feeling that the SWAT team leader is responsible. Her investigation uncovers a corrupt cabal within her own precinct – one also targeted by a force of vengeance older than the human race itself, invoked by the tormented murder victim in the weeks before she died. Something ancient and terrible that hates them with burning passion – a grudge born of ten thousand years. Something that wants its revenge and is out for the blood of the guilty, who will soon find themselves suffering a fate more gruesome than anything they could have dreamed of – and now Amy is not at all certain that it should be stopped. Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows reunite to unleash the Ribbon Queen on New York City!

FISHFLIES #1 (OF 6) – As seen at Free Comic Book Day 2023! A brutal and violent crime targeting an innocent teen sets off a chain of events in rustic Bell River, Ontario that will permanently change several residents’ lives. As the manhunt heats up, a lonely girl named Franny Fox will form an unlikely friendship with a fugitive that leads them both on an odyssey of discovery and redemption. Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls, Sweet Tooth) crafts this special extra-length debut issue of his all new small-town surrealist horror!

WHAT IF DARK SPIDER-GWEN #1 – What if Gwen Stacy didn’t die on the bridge that day, but Spider-Man DID?! What direction would the drive her in? ‘Nuff said, I presume! Spider-Legend Gerry Conway returns to his most famous Spider-Story for this What If joined by co-writer Jody Houser as What If Dark continues!

BLADE #1 – Bloodbaths, blackmail and Blade – you won’t want to miss the explosive first issue as Marvel’s slickest vampire hunter returns in a brand new ongoing! True evil is patient. And a dark, ancient power has been simmering quietly for centuries… until Blade himself unknowingly unleashes it! Now Marvel’s entire supernatural underworld will come out of hiding to demand he handle it. Or pay a pound of flesh for his mistakes. From Bryan Hill (Killmonger) and Elena Casagrande (Black Widow).

STAR WARS DARK DROIDS #1 – Who or what is THE SCOURGE, and why is no droid safe? The Rebellion and The Empire face chaos as a corruption spreads from one droid to the next! What role does Ajax Sigma play in all of this? And whose side is he on? Find out when horror comes to a galaxy far, far away! Star Wars ongoing series writer Charles Soule continues his legendary run with the most ambitious event in Star Wars comics history! Dark Droids will be accompanied by another miniseries starting in September – Star Wars Dark Droids: D-Squad – plus a crossover through August and September encompassing Star Wars, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra and Bounty Hunters.

ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 (OF 5) – Alice finally got her wish. Wonderland has become her new home, but now her abuser’s uncanny grinning avatar is turning the mad residents of this moonstruck world against her, and she’s clawing for a little rationality amongst the chaos. Alice has to contend with whether or not her torment is due to her father, herself, or maybe a curious combination of both. Elsewhere, her sister Edith and her childhood friend Earl are fighting for a way to bring her back. Alice Ever After creators Dan Panosian (Unkindness of Ravens, Black Tape) and Giorgio Spalletta (007: For King & Country) reunite to explore the morbid side of escapism. Reservation Service customers: we will be matching all previous pulls for Alice Ever After with this new title, so please contact us before the deadline to opt out.

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!

BLACK PANTHER #2

DEAD BY DAYLIGHT #2 (OF 4) 

DEADPOOL BADDER BLOOD #2 (OF 5)

FRANK FRAZETTA MOTHMAN #2 (OF 5)

HAUNT YOU TO THE END #2

IN HELL WE FIGHT #2

SPIDER-MAN INDIA #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. There are no DC COMICS on FOC this week, but they will be back next week!

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