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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 4th February 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 young merry Marvel mutants in not-so-merry misadventures, grindhouse horror and supernatural fantasy, gorgeous all-ages graphic novels, a fresh start for Heavy Metal magazine, pirates on the high seas, nailbiting thrillers and Worf back on the bridge of the USS Defiant! Plus much more!

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!

CLEAR #1 (OF 3) – A new series from Scott Snyder and Francis Manapul! In the near future, mankind views reality through neurological filters – old Hollywood monochrome, zombie apocalypse, colourful anime… the possibilities are endless. Neo-shamus Sam Dunes is one of only a handful who choose to live without a filter. But when the death of an old flame indicates foul play, Dunes follows a wild and twisting mystery that will take him from the deadly underworld to the even deadlier heights of the rich and powerful.

PHANTOM ROAD #1 – A grindhouse horror meeting high-concept supernatural fantasy from Jeff Lemire (The Bone Orchard Mythos, Little Monsters) and Gabriel Hernández Walta (The Vision, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: Old Man Whittier), the Eisner Award-nominated creative team behind the bestselling Sentient series. Dom is a long-haul truck driver with atragic past, who stops one night to assist Birdie, who has been in a massive car crash. Together they pull an artifact from the wreckage that throws their lives into a frantic journey through a surreal world where they find themselves hunted bystrange and impossible monsters!

SNOWCAT PRINCE TP – A beautifully illustrated tale of bravery and honour from Norwegian author Dina Norlund. Syv is the youngest in a family of princes. When his father dies, Syv’s jealous brothers send him on a dangerous quest to find the long-lost magical crown that once belonged to their royal ancestor, the Eldking. Legend says that the snowcat who finds the crown will break the curse on their land and bring great honour to the family. Failure will mark Syv with three black stripes, and he’ll be banished forever. Along his journey, he’ll will face various dangers and ultimately learn the shocking truth about the legend of the Eldking’s crown!

SONS OF ASHGARD ILL MET IN ELMGARD TP – The start of a new exciting graphic novel from the author of The Wizard King Trilogy! Erick Redfur was exiled from his homeland and left craving a fresh start. Hopeful of a better fate in Elmgard he soon becomes embroiled in a series of troubling events that quickly escalate into a near kingdom-wide war!

HUNT KILL REPEAT #1 – When the Greek pantheon invade Earth, society is forced to comply with their new rulers. Yet, one god, Artemis, has rejected the ideology of the rest of the gods and has found solace in the love of a mortal. Summoned to Olympus to answer for her betrayal, the gods strip away her godly powers and leave her for dead. A decade later, we find Artemis is on a quest for vengeance – ready to confront her father, Zeus, for taking away everything she ever loved. It’s Kill Bill meets Clash of the Titans!

X-23 DEADLY REGENESIS #1 (OF 5) – An all-new story in the fan-favourite saga of Laura Kinney, set during X-23’s days as a member of X-Men and X-Force, when she walked away from the island of Utopia to find where she truly belongs! Cloned from Wolverine and trained by the Facility to be a deadly killer. Even as she tries to put that life behind her, forces will try to drag her back – and she’ll fight them tooth and claw! Is she an executioner or an X-Man? Beset by new enemies – as well as old favourites! – can she put her past as a trained assassin behind her?, Forces will try to drag her back – and she’ll have to fight them tooth and claw! 

X-23 #1 FACSIMILE EDITION – X-23 – learn who she is, where she came from and the exact nature of her relationship to Wolverine. The story of a modern-day icon begins here! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, adverts and all. Reprinting X-23 (2005) #1 to coincide with the launch of her new miniseries!

MOTH KEEPER GN – Anya is finally a Moth Keeper, the protector of the lunar moths that allow the Night-Lily flower to bloom once a year. Her home needs the flower to continue thriving and Anya is excited to prove her worth, but her night-shift schedule is more isolating and lonely than she’d expected. When Anya stays up during the day to feel the warmth of sunlight, her village and the lunar moths are left to deal with the consequences. A fantasy graphic novel about passion, duty, and found family, perfect from Years 7-9.

HEAVY METAL VOL 2 #1 – The legendary sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine commemorates the start of its 46th year with a brand new volume and a new issue #1! Featuring original stories and serials, this is the perfect jumping on-point for new readers.

STAR TREK DEFIANT #1 – Someone is killing the gods. But Sisko’s Prophets’ guidance has led him to forget about the very real casualties on lower ground. The enemy is a man, not a god. Now Worf of House Martok has put together his own crew aboard the USS Defiant in hopes of defeating the dangerous messiah behind this genocidal cult. The Dirty Dozen meets Star Trek!

MARVEL MULTIVERSE ROLE-PLAYING GAME CATACLYSM OF KANG HC – The first Marvel Multiverse RPG pre-written adventure, The Cataclysm Of Kang features a series of six linked adventures, one for each Rank of characters, 1 through 6. Kang the Conqueror is crossing the Multiverse to find the greatest weapon in any reality, and only your Super Heroes can stop him! Play through with a new team each time, or form a campaign that takes players from street-level heroes to cosmic champions! The book also includes dozens of brand-new character profiles for use in your game; all written by d616 System co-creator and New York Times Best Seller Matt Forbeck (The Marvel Encyclopedia, Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeonology) and packed with illustrations by Marvel’s incredible army of artists.

WE WICKED ONES #1 – Celia Jordan was orphaned in a mass witch burning orchestrated by the US government, and grew up to be Washington DC’s darkest secret. Now she is the city’s resident witch… and its most sought-after contract killer. Hired by a politician to kill a beloved and powerful superhero, Celia hesitates, but not for long. No one has been able to catch her yet – why would they now? Featuring a breathtaking cover by world renowned artist, David Mack.

SKULL & BONES #1 (OF 3) – A gritty miniseries set in the merciless world of Ubisoft upcoming Skull and Bones pirate game! A vicious pirate raid on a merchant vessel is interrupted by a devastating typhoon. As the storm crashes upon them,both predator and prey are left stranded on an island somewhere in the Indian Ocean…

DC RWBY #1 (OF 7) – The world of Remnant comes crashing into the DCU! Grimm are running amok around Gotham, and Batman finds himself face-to-face with none other than Team RWBY! What other effects are taking hold around our world with Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang here, and what does it mean for the future of the DCU?! Marguerite Bennett returns to RWBY with Meghan Hetrick and Soo Lee for an epic tale of adventure spanning every corner of the DC Universe!

PREDATOR #1 – Fear is reborn! Ed Brisson and Netho Diaz kicks off an explosive new series that will turn everything you thought you knew about Predators on its head! “On a planet far from Earth, eight strangers find themselves in a deadly game. But this time, the Predators aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Someone has the Yautja in their sites – and they’ve been searching for this game preserve for a long time.”

NEW MUTANTS LETHAL LEGION #1 (OF 5) – The New Mutants have faced some of the most cunning minds in the Marvel Universe – and survived. But now someone is building a new Lethal Legion, one that might outmatch Krakoa’s youngest class! Featuring fan-favourites like Wolfsbane and Karma alongside explosive newcomers like Escapade! It’s all leading to the Fall of X!

RIDGELINE #1 – Apulpy, violent action-adventure written by P. J. Taegal (Vandal, The 2nd) and illustrated by Roberta Ingranata (Doctor Who, Witchblade, Red Mother, Tales Of Bunny Mask) that will knock you out! A father and daughter team of wilderness survival guides are hired to lead a fractious executive team on a grueling “primitive” on a remote Montana mountain. Little do they know their client has enemies, who find the isolated retreat to be the perfect opportunity to strike. Can they keep the pampered techies – and themselves – alive?

RED ZONE #1 (OF 4) – An unassuming American professor of Russian and Slavic Studies is sent by the US government on a secret mission to Russia. When his support team of commandos is ambushed and killed, his long-buried secrets come to light and its up to him to fight his way back out of Russia!

MIRACLE KINGDOM #1 – A tongue-in-cheek look at the clandestine systems that impact our lives with thoughts to how these systems can be challenged. “A forensic accountant investigates a showboating televangelist with dubious healing powers, and quickly realizes that he may be dealing with the “Michelangelo of scam artists” when his miracles appear to be astonishingly convincing. Meanwhile, the accountant’s true purpose is shrouded in a mystery of its own.” 

GRANITE STATE PUNK #1 – Just out of prison, Zeke is now stuck in the last place he ever wanted to be… his dead parents’ house. Now he is now forced to confront his messed-up childhood memories, combined with the revelation that his past is filled with the occult, punk rock, dark magic, and a connection to New Hampshire’s most historic landmark, The Old Man of the Mountain.

DARK RIDE VOL 01 TP – Welcome to the scariest place on earth! The first four issues of Joshua Williamson (Batman, Nailbiter) and Andrei Bressan (Birthright)’s new Skybound original series is collected into its first graphic novel TPB. It’sa thrilling plunge into murder, mayhem, and sinister family secrets! “Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created – The Devil’s Due. But behind it lies a deadly truth about reclusive founder Arthur Dante and the choices he made to ensure his success. Now his children Sam and Halloween will discover the true horror behind their family legacy – and that all their dreams may be founded on the stuff of nightmares…

SELF TP – Everything about a person is backed up into a file called Postscript ready to be loaded into a printed body that offers one final chance to wrap up loose ends after they’ve died. Nat Winters has a perfect life. A home, a husband, and a career. But when her Postscript gets hacked and her file is torrented, her life is set on fire by these tweaked copies of her running around the world, chasing down their own versions of her deferred dreams. Nat will be forced to confront a dozen different sides of herself and try to fix the mess they’ve made. And even worse, there’s a contingent of Blanks out there who want to hurt her – maybe even kill her – on the orders of a mysterious enemy who is looking to make this identity theft permanent.

RED TAG TP – Three friends bonded by their love for Brazil’s unique street art strive to be survive in a place where corruption still thrives. Witnessing injustice and misconduct on the streets of São Paulo, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Armed with a can of spray paint their plan works until they realize they’ve become privy to an electoral conspiracy that puts them in danger. Can they escape the dangerous and life-threatening plot they’ve mistakenly become entangled in?

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!

BLOODLINE DAUGHTER OF BLADE #2

NIGHTCRAWLERS #2 (OF 3)

SILVER SURFER GHOST LIGHT #2

WHERE MONSTERS LIE #2 (OF 4)

You can check out more of this week’s FOC titles and variant covers on the Previews World website by clicking here!

DC COMICS are not included on Previews World! The full list of DC Comics on FOC this week is below.

  • ACTION COMICS #1052 CVR A STEVE BEACH
  • ACTION COMICS #1052 CVR B HENRY MAIOLO CARD STOCK VAR
  • ACTION COMICS #1052 CVR C SANDOVAL HERMS CARD STOCK VAR
  • ACTION COMICS #1052 CVR D LEE WEEKS CARD STOCK VAR
  • ACTION COMICS #1052 CVR E RANDOLPH BLACK HISTORY CARD VAR
  • BATMAN AUDIO ADVENTURES #6 (OF 7) CVR B ALLRED CARD VAR
  • BATMAN FEAR STATE SAGA TP
  • BATMAN ONE BAD DAY BOX SET (DIRECT MARKET EDITION)
  • BATMAN ONE BAD DAY THE RIDDLER HC (MR) (RES)
  • BATMAN THE AUDIO ADVENTURES #6 (OF 7) CVR A DAVE JOHNSON
  • BATMAN VS ROBIN #5 (OF 5) CVR A MAHMUD ASRAR
  • BATMAN VS ROBIN #5 (OF 5) CVR B KELLEY JONES CARD STOCK VAR
  • BATMAN VS ROBIN #5 (OF 5) CVR C RAFA SANDOVAL CARD STOCK VAR
  • BATMAN VS ROBIN #5 (OF 5) CVR D YANICK PAQUETTE CARD VAR
  • BLUE BEETLE GRADUATION DAY #4 (OF 6) CVR A ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
  • BLUE BEETLE GRADUATION DAY #4 (OF 6) CVR B ACUNA CARD VAR
  • BLUE BEETLE GRADUATION DAY #4 (OF 6) CVR D SPANISH VERSION
  • DC CONNECT #34 BUNDLES OF 25 (PAID) (Net)
  • DC HORROR PRESENTS SGT ROCK VS ARMY DEAD #6 (OF 6) CVR A FRA
  • DC HORROR PRESENTS SGT ROCK VS ARMY DEAD #6 (OF 6) CVR B
  • DC RWBY #1 (OF 7) CVR A MEGHAN HETRICK
  • DC RWBY #1 (OF 7) CVR B MIRKA ANDOLFO CARD STOCK VAR
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1069 CVR A EVAN CAGLE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1069 CVR B JH WILLIAMS III CARD STOCK VAR
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1069 CVR C IVAN REIS CARD STOCK VAR
  • HARLEY QUINN #27 CVR A JONBOY MEYERS
  • HARLEY QUINN #27 CVR B ALEX GARNER CARD STOCK VAR
  • HARLEY QUINN #27 CVR C JENNY FRISON CARD STOCK VAR
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE (2021) HC VOL 03 LEAGUES OF CHAOS
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE (2021) TP VOL 01 PRISMS
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY AMERICA #4 (OF 12) CVR B PAQUETTE CARD VAR
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #3 CVR A MIKEL JANIN
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #3 CVR B PAQUETTE CARD VAR
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #4 (OF 12) CVR A MIKEL JANIN
  • MILESTONE 30TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A DENYS COWAN
  • MILESTONE 30TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR B DRAPER-IVEY
  • MILESTONE 30TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR C JONES VAR
  • MILESTONE 30TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR D JERALDS VAR
  • PUNCHLINE GOTHAM GAME #5 (OF 6) CVR B DERRICK CHEW CARD VAR
  • PUNCHLINE GOTHAM GAME #5 (OF 6) CVR C CRYSTAL KUNG CARD VAR
  • PUNCHLINE THE GOTHAM GAME #5 (OF 6) CVR A GLEB MELNIKOV
  • RIDDLER YEAR ONE #3 (OF 6) CVR A BILL SIENKIEWICZ (MR)
  • RIDDLER YEAR ONE #3 (OF 6) CVR B STEVAN SUBIC VAR (MR)
  • RIDDLER YEAR ONE #3 (OF 6) CVR C BEN OLIVER VAR (MR)
  • SANDMAN UNIV DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #3 (OF 6) CVR A MALAVIA (M
  • SANDMAN UNIV DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #3 (OF 6) CVR B ECKMAN-LAWN
  • SHAZAM THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL HC
  • SUPERMAN SPACE AGE HC
  • SUPERMAN THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION TP
  • TIM DRAKE ROBIN #6 CVR A RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ
  • TIM DRAKE ROBIN #6 CVR B DAN MORA CARD STOCK VAR

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