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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 25th 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 the opening salvo of GI Joe in the Energon Universe as Duke sets out to find the truth behind his recent midair brush with death; new wallcrawler, who ‘dis as Peter Parker and Mary Jane are reunited in the new Ultimate Spider-Man; Steve Rogers faces a future where the Avengers successors are ruthless authoritarians akin to the DC classic Kingdom Come; the literary classic Animal Farm gets brought bang-up-to-date in a United States pound; two new X-Men comics set during the end of the Krakoan Age; Valiant’s Ninjak returns; and both DC’s General Zod and Critical Role’s ultimate trickster The Traveller take centre stage in their own new respective titles!

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!

DUKE #1 (OF 5) – Fresh from his Energon Universe debut in Transformers #2, Conrad S. Hauser (codename DUKE) returns in his eponymous limited series from Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33), telling the story you’ve never read before – the origins of G.I. Joe and Cobra in a world grappling with the arrival of the Autobots and Decepticons! Discredited after his perilous encounter with the Transformers, Duke is determined to investigate the mysteries behind these alien robots, and the answers will lead to the birth of forces for good and evil that the world never imagined. 

Duke and the upcoming Cobra Commander miniseries are both highly recommended for Reservation Service customers with TRANSFORMERS (2023-) on their pull list. Please email us ASAP if you want to add either of these to your pull list.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 (2024-) – Visionary writer Jonathan Hickman (House Of X/Powers Of X) and acclaimed artist Marco Checchetto (Daredevil) present a bold new take on Spider-Man, with this, the debut title of the new line of Ultimate Comics! Fresh from the events of Ultimate Invasion, the world needs a hero… who will rise up to take on that responsibility? Prepare to be entangled in a web of mystery and excitement as the all-new Ultimate Spider-Man comic redefines the wall-crawler for the 21st Century!

Highly recommended for Reservation Service customers who had ULTIMATE INVASION on their pull list. Please email us ASAP if you want to add ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2024-) to your pull list.

AVENGERS TWILIGHT #1 – Leave behind the Marvel Universe you know, and follow an aged Steve Rogers through a dark future where the Avengers’ dream has been twisted into a nightmare! Chip Zdarsky and Daniel Acuña introduce a fascinating new cast of characters, including future versions of familiar faces as well as future Avengers members who have startling connections to the heroes of today. Instead of protecting the world, these ruthless new Avengers use their power and influence to control it, driving Steve to come out of retirement to end their rule and restore the Avengers’ legacy to its former glory. Assembling the few friends he has left, Captain America is still hopelessly outmatched. This bold and thought-provoking saga tackles the very nature of being a super hero, peeling back the layers of a shadowy history, exposing the shocking events that caused Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to fall so far…

CRITICAL ROLE TALES OF EXANDRIA II ARTAGAN #1 – Writer Sam Maggs, artist Aviv Or, and colourist Cris Peter bring you a fabulous new story from the world of Exandria, created in consultation with the cast of Critical Role! The powerful and mischievous Archfey Artagan, also known as the Traveler, finally gets his day in court – though it’s the last thing he ever wanted. But since he’s here, he’s happy to tell both of the Fae courts how he’s graced the material realms with his knowledge and mentorship. But there are witnesses who may have a different take, and the consequences could be dire…

Reservation Service customers who already have CRITICAL ROLE TALES OF EXANDRIA on their pull list will automatically receive this new miniseries. Please email us ASAP if you want to opt out instead and remove CRITICAL ROLE TALES OF EXANDRIA from your pull list.

ANIMAL POUND #1 (OF 4) – An epic graphic storytelling event from celebrated New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King (The Human Target, Love Everlasting) and New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-nominated artist Peter Gross (American Jesus, The Books of Magic), collaborating for the first time ever to bring this enduring Orwellian allegory to life for the 21st Century. When animals grow tired of being caged, killed, and sold off – it’s only a matter of time before they’ve had enough. An uprising puts the animals in control of a pound, uniting them as comrades against everything that walks on two legs. But with this newfound power comes a sudden challenge: how to lay the groundwork for a new democracy as they write their first constitution!

RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #1 – A story beyond time and space starts here, with the rise of powers beyond our petty human intelligence. Ten years ago, the mutants returned from their exile to try and reclaim the Earth from the forces of Orchis. They failed. Now as victorious Orchis choke the world, Nimrod and Omega Sentinel put their plan into action. All that stands between them is the X-Men. They’ll find a way. That’s their power. 

This is the other half of the story that started in FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #1.

These two miniseries are highly recommended for Reservation Service customers with 

X-MEN (2021-) and/or IMMORTAL X-MEN on their pull list. Please email us ASAP if you want to add either of these to your pull list.

RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #1 – LIFEDEATH! On Krakoa, resurrection from the dead was as easy as completing a circuit – but Krakoa fell. The time of easy miracles is over, and only the hard roads are left. Now it falls to Storm – as the epic conclusion to the Krakoan Age looms – to bring their oldest enemy home to fight against the Fall Of The House Of X… but after all he did, and all that was done to him, can Magneto bear to return? 

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.

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #1 (OF 12) – General Zod was Krypton’s most notorious criminal. Now he has an entire planet to rule – but what happens when the most dangerous individual in the universe gets everything he ever wanted? Obviously, he wants more – and he’ll stop at nothing to get it – in the most brutal series you’ll read this year! This is not a hero’s journey. This is a dark ride, brought to you by the sick and twisted minds of Adventures of Superman writer Joe Casey and artist Dan McDaid in his monumental main-line DC debut. For General Zod and his family, the descent into hell has just begun.

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.

NINJAK SUPERKILLERS #1 – A ruthless team of superpowered killers versus the world’s most lethal assassin – who will survive? The all-new explosive limited series Ninjak: Superkillers is a fast, fun, globetrotting noir tale presented by the talented team of Jeff Parker and Mike Norton! Surrounded in hostile territory, Ninjak and songbird agent Myna are in the fight of their lives! With no support, no supplies, and no way to escape, there’s no way out but through! Prestige edition – 48 pages!

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: BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES (2024) #1, BOOK OF BUTCHER #1, GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1and TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR ATLANTIS #1 (ONE-SHOT). Orders will be matched to the corresponding previous titles BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES (2021-), HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER/SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN (2022-) 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!

BATMAN 89 ECHOES #2 (OF 6) 

DAREDEVIL GANG WAR #2

HOLY ROLLER #2

LOTUS LAND #2 (OF 6)

MIGUEL O’HARA SPIDER-MAN 2099 #2

SENTRY #2

SPIDER-GWEN SMASH #2

THUNDERBOLTS #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.

  • ACTION COMICS 2023 ANNUAL #1 OS CVR A RAFA SANDOVAL
  • ACTION COMICS 2023 ANNUAL #1 OS CVR B LUCIO PARRILLO CSV
  • ACTION COMICS 2023 ANNUAL #1 OS CVR C DAVE WILKINS CSV
  • ALAN SCOTT THE GREEN LANTERN #3 (OF 6) CVR A DAVID TALASKI
  • ALAN SCOTT THE GREEN LANTERN #3 (OF 6) CVR B AMY REEDER CSV
  • AMAZONS ATTACK #3 CVR A CLAYTON HENRY
  • AMAZONS ATTACK #3 CVR B RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ CSV
  • BATMAN #141 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ
  • BATMAN #141 CVR B DAVID FINCH CSV
  • BATMAN #141 CVR C FELIPE MASSAFERA CSV
  • BATMAN #407 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR A DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI
  • BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES (2024) #1
  • BATMAN 89 ECHOES #2 (OF 6) CVR A JOE QUINONES
  • BATMAN 89 ECHOES #2 (OF 6) CVR B DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON CSV
  • BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #6 CVR A MAX DUNBAR
  • BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #6 CVR B CHRISTIAN WARD CSV
  • BATMAN JUSTICE BUSTER TP VOL 02
  • BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #4 (OF 4) CVR A DAN MORA
  • BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #4 (OF 4) CVR B LEIRIX CSV
  • BIRDS OF PREY #5 CVR A LEONARDO ROMERO
  • BIRDS OF PREY #5 CVR B CHRIS BACHALO CSV
  • BIRDS OF PREY #5 CVR C W SCOTT FORBES CSV
  • BLUE BEETLE #5 CVR A ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
  • BLUE BEETLE #5 CVR B IVAN REIS CSV
  • BLUE BEETLE #5 SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION
  • CREATURE COMMANDOS PRES FRANKENSTEIN AGENT SHADE TP BOOK 01
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1080 CVR A EVAN CAGLE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1080 CVR B JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1080 CVR C SEBASTIAN FIUMARA CSV
  • FIRE & ICE WELCOME TO SMALLVILLE #5 (OF 6) CVR A DODSON
  • FIRE & ICE WELCOME TO SMALLVILLE #5 (OF 6) CVR B SEJIC CSV
  • FLASH #4 CVR A MIKE DEODATO JR
  • FLASH #4 CVR B MIKE DEODATO JR CSV
  • FLASH #4 CVR C FRANY CSV
  • FLASH #4 CVR D STEPHEN SEGOVIA SANTA CSV
  • GREEN ARROW #7 (OF 12) CVR A SEAN IZAAKSE
  • GREEN ARROW #7 (OF 12) CVR B CHRIS SAMNEE CSV
  • GREEN ARROW #7 (OF 12) CVR C TREVOR HAIRSINE SANTA CSV
  • HARLEY QUINN #35 CVR A SWEENEY BOO
  • HARLEY QUINN #35 CVR B JENNY FRISON CSV
  • HARLEY QUINN #35 CVR C JON SOMMARIVA SANTA CSV
  • JOKER ONE OPERATION JOKER TP VOL 03
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL OMNIBUS VOL 03 HC
  • KINGDOM 25TH ANNIVERSARY DLX ED HC
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #1 (OF 12) CVR A JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #1 (OF 12) CVR B NATHAN SZERDY CSV
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #1 (OF 12) CVR C BJORN BARENDS CSV
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #1 (OF 12) CVR D ARIEL COLON FOIL VAR
  • KNIGHT TERRORS KNIGHTMARE LEAGUE HC
  • MILESTONE COMPENDIUM TP 03
  • MONKEY PRINCE TP 01 ENTER THE MONKEY
  • NEW TEEN TITANS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR A PEREZ GIORDANO
  • NEW TEEN TITANS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR B PEREZ GIORDANO FOIL
  • NEW TEEN TITANS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR C BLANK CSV
  • PENGUIN #5 CVR A CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
  • PENGUIN #5 CVR B CHRISTIAN WARD CSV
  • POISON IVY #18 CVR A JESSICA FONG
  • POISON IVY #18 CVR B
  • POISON IVY #18 CVR C YANICK PAQUETTE CSV
  • POWER GIRL #4 CVR A GARY FRANK
  • POWER GIRL #4 CVR B DUSTIN NGUYEN CSV
  • POWER GIRL #4 CVR C JAMAL CAMPBELL CSV
  • SHAZAM #7 CVR A DAN MORA
  • SHAZAM #7 CVR B MIKE DEODATO JR CSV
  • SHAZAM #7 CVR C CHRIS SAMNEE CSV
  • SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #3 (OF 6) CVR A GAVIN GUIDRY
  • SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #3 (OF 6) CVR B TOM REILLY CSV
  • SUPERMAN VS MESHI TP VOL 03
  • TITANS #6 CVR A CLAYTON HENRY
  • TITANS #6 CVR B JEN BARTEL CSV
  • TITANS #6 CVR C DAVID TALASKI CSV
  • TITANS #6 CVR D MERINO AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #3 (OF 6) CVR A IVAN REIS & DANNY MIKI
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #3 (OF 6) CVR B BJORN BARENDS CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #3 (OF 6) CVR C MIRKA ANDOLFO CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR ATLANTIS #1 OS CVR A MIKEL JANIN
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR ATLANTIS #1 OS CVR B PORTER CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR ATLANTIS #1 OS CVR C HAMNER CSV