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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 21st October 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 return of the Outsiders spearheaded by Batwoman and Luke Fox; the introduction of a new street level vigilante hero armed with her skateboard and kung fu; Spider-Gwen, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman, plus a return to Marvel’s Secret Wars; horrific secrets involving lycanthropes; a murder investigation in a dystopian Vancouver; and the 50th anniversary celebration of Howard The Duck! Whaugh!!!

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!

OUTSIDERS #1 (OF 12) – The Outsiders are back, reformed by Luke Fox using his fortune to dig into the forgotten corners of DC’s history and shine a light into the world’s darkest corners. Their goal is to preserve, record, and better understand the true nature of the DC Multiverse… and the forgotten stories that make up its fabric. His first recruit is Kate Kane, the Batwoman – who will re-embrace her military background to protect Luke’s dream and forge this new iteration of the Outsiders. But just wait until you meet the Third Man… and learn about the universe-shattering secret buried under Antarctica…

HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (ONE-SHOT) – Chip Zdarsky? Howard The Duck? ‘NUFF SAID!Right? No? OK, fine! It’s Mister The Duck’s 50th anniversary, and to celebrate Zdarsky is joined by Daniel Kibblesmith and Joe Quinones to present this all-new one-shot! Howard’s a hard-boiled P.I. with problems by the duckload, but now a cosmic, all-seeing friend will give him a chance to see what his life COULD be! It’s “Whaugh If?” in other words!

SPIDER-GWEN SMASH #1 – The Mary Janes are off on a four-city tour as the opening act to one of Earth-65’s biggest rock acts, Dazzler! Recognising that this is a major break for their band, Gwen has promised not to engage in any web-slinging shenanigans – but she may not be able to keep it for long. After all, an assassin has set their sights on the headliner, which means she may have to trade her drumsticks for her web-shooters sooner than she anticipated. Featuring new versions of some of your favourite characters!

LOTUS LAND #1 (OF 6) – Eisner-winning and Harvey-nominated writer and director Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird) is joined by rising star artist Caio Filipe (Stranger Things: Tales From Hawkins) for a thought-provoking look into the human condition, set in a dystopian Vancouver that’s as grounded as it is metaphysical. A groundbreaking advancement in technology promises an end to entropy itself. But after an attack on this mysterious “Keeper Program” threatens the lives of everyone tied to it, retired Police Detective Bennie Strikman will recalled to investigate one last case.

STREET ANGEL PRINCESS OF POVERTY TP – Homeless teenager Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez cuts school and fights ninja gangbangers, mad scientists, cops, time-traveling pirates, J-horror cliches, an evil version of her future self, ancient gods, rednecks, and hunger. She’s the Princess of Poverty, defending the destitute, downtrodden, and defenseless on America’s cold, hard streets with a skateboard and kung fu. From the creator of The Plain Janes and Hulk Grand Design comes a new tale that is funny, violent, irreverent – everything you love in comic books!

LUNAR LODGE #1 – Rob Moreland knows things haven’t been great lately with his wife, Fiona, but is hoping to fix that… until the Lunar Lodge calls to confirm her check in time for her moonlit stay. Rob suspects she is hiding secrets and decides to shadow his wife to the hotel, but what he finds reveals even more horror than he suspected. There’s much more to the Lunar Lodge, and to his wife, than meets the eye. The beginning of a monstrous series about the deep, dark secrets we hide from those we love! 

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.

THIS LITTLE PIGGY #1 – Reggie has studied and learned every technique, preparing to uphold the family tradition. Now it’s time to put everything into practice. After stapling piggy masks onto their faces, Reggie must hunt down his long-time crush Abigail and her family. Coming of age is hard when you’re a werewolf…

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.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 – The Web of Destiny restored Spider-Woman’s life, but something has changed. Before her friends can work out exactly what is different, a new foe springs forth, powerful enough to destroy the city and burn Spider-Woman’s world to the ground. An action-packed premiere that features Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Viper and Diamondback… and introduces a terrifying new force of evil!

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.

LUKE CAGE GANG WAR #1 – In the wake of the Anti-Vigilante Act, Luke Cage has been trying to save the city from behind a desk. But as New York descends into a Gang War, a meeting with old friend Danny Rand reminds him of the good old days when problems could be punched in order to solve them. Now Luke resolves to take action to protect the innocent and save his city!

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.

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #1 – Return to the original Secret Wars for an untold adventure from this cataclysmic battle! What secret test are the Beyonders conducting… and how will SPIDER-MAN, the HUMAN TORCH and the whole cast determine the fate of the universe?

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.

SPEED FORCE #1 (OF 6) – Spinning out of the pages of The Flash, the team of Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O., Rick & Morty) and Daniele Di Nicuolo (Nightwing, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), bring the next generation of Speedsters into the Dawn of DC! Wallace West and Avery Ho become aware of the mysterious changes happening to the Speed Force, which leads them to race to Keystone City, where they encounter old friends, new threats, and find a chance to forge their own paths. 

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.

WHEEL OF TIME GREAT HUNT #1 – An exciting new comic book adaptations of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Timeseries! Dive back into Jordan’s captivating fantasy world and discover the fascinating and the momentous events from the prologue of the novel The Great Hunt! The Dark One gathers his sinister followers, charging them to find the new Dragon that has been born into the world – at any cost.

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: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN GANG WAR FIRST STRIKE #1(ONE-SHOT), GEIGER GROUND ZERO #1 (OF 2), GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #301 and X-MEN BLUE ORIGINS #1. Orders will be matched to the corresponding previous titles AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2022-), GEIGER, GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO (IDW) and UNCANNY SPIDER-MAN 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!

A HAUNTED GIRL #2 (OF 4)

BENEATH THE TREES WHERE NOBODY SEES #2

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2

MARVEL ZOMBIES BLACK WHITE BLOOD #2

SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #2

THE PRISM #2

WESLEY DODDS THE SANDMAN #2 (OF 6)

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.

  • BATMAN #140 CVR D MORA DC HOLIDAY CARD SPECIAL EDITION VAR
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 CVR A SIMONE DI MEO
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 CVR B DAVID FINCH CSV
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 CVR C KAEL NGU CSV
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 CVR D ROBIN MCFTOYS CSV
  • DANGER STREET #11 (OF 12) CVR A JORGE FORNES (MR)
  • DANGER STREET #11 (OF 12) CVR B KLAUS JANSON CSV (MR)
  • DC VS VAMPIRES TP 01
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1077 CVR A EVAN CAGLE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1077 CVR B JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1077 CVR C CHRISTIAN WARD CSV
  • FABLES #162 (OF 162) CVR A CORINNE REID (MR)
  • FABLES #162 (OF 162) CVR B MARK BUCKINGHAM CSV (MR)
  • GREEN ARROW #6 (OF 6) CVR C CLOONAN DC HOLIDAY CARD SPEC EDN
  • GREEN LANTERN #5 CVR A XERMANICO
  • GREEN LANTERN #5 CVR B EVAN DOC SHANER CSV
  • GREEN LANTERN #5 CVR C MIKE DEODATO JR ARTIST SPOTLIGHT CSV
  • HARLEY QUINN #34 CVR C ARTGERM DC HOLIDAY CARD SPECIAL EDN
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 (OF 12) CVR A MIKEL JANIN
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 (OF 12) CVR B PAQUETTE CS VAR
  • LOONEY TUNES #275
  • OUTSIDERS #1 (OF 12) CVR A ROGER CRUZ
  • OUTSIDERS #1 (OF 12) CVR B JOHN CASSADAY CSV
  • OUTSIDERS #1 (OF 12) CVR C DAN MORA CSV
  • POISON IVY #17 CVR D NGUYEN DC HOLIDAY CARD SPECIAL EDITION
  • QUESTION OMNIBUS BY DENNIS ONEIL AND DENYS COWAN HC VOL 02
  • SPEED FORCE #1 (OF 6) CVR A DANIELE DI NICUOLO
  • SPEED FORCE #1 (OF 6) CVR B LESLEY LEIRIX LI CSV
  • STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #7 (OF 7) CVR A NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY
  • STATIC SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #7 (OF 7) CVR B SERG ACUNA CSV
  • SUPERMAN LOST #8 (OF 10) CVR A CARLO PAGULAYAN & JASON PAZ
  • SUPERMAN LOST #8 (OF 10) CVR B LEE WEEKS CSV
  • VIGIL #6 (OF 6) CVR A SUMIT KUMAR
  • VIGIL #6 (OF 6) CVR B NIMIT MALAVIA CS VAR
  • WESLEY DODDS THE SANDMAN #2 (OF 6) CVR A RILEY ROSSMO
  • WESLEY DODDS THE SANDMAN #2 (OF 6) CVR B JOHNSON CSV
  • WILDCATS #12 CVR A STEPHEN SEGOVIA
  • WILDCATS #12 CVR B JAY ANACLETO CSV
  • WORLDS FINEST TEEN TITANS #5 (OF 6) CVR A CHRIS SAMNEE
  • WORLDS FINEST TEEN TITANS #5 (OF 6) CVR B SHANER CSV
  • WORLDS FINEST TEEN TITANS #5 (OF 6) CVR C BELEN ORTEGA CSV