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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 4th 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 Mirka Andolfo’s new creator-owned project featuring popstars becoming godlike beings; feral survivors in desolate landscapes; R.L. Stine’s new festive nightmare; the adventures of the Joker’s pet dog; some tantalising new additions to your graphic novel collection; an all-new crime comic epic from Bendis and Maleev; a mysterious app that is too good too be true; epic science fiction endeavours; Marvel’s latest Gang War tie-ins; all this, plus DC celebrates Christmas!

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!

BLASFAMOUS #1 – A new horror comedy from international superstar Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika, Mercy, Unnatural, Harley Quinn, Punchline) that effortlessly merges the mythological urban fantasy of American Gods with the sardonic wit of The Good Place to ask the question: how many fans is your soul worth? In a world where pop stars have ascended to divinity, angels and demons thrive on this exaltation, and revel in the spotlight that grants them unimaginable power. Clelia, the reigning queen of pop, finds her throne shaken by a newcomer radiating with enigmatic charm. As her fans waver and the public eye threatens to wander, Clelia and her demonic agent, Father Lev, are thrust into a battle for dominance on this exhilarating stage of music and mysticism. How far will they go to defend her reign and unravel the mystery of this sensational new threat? For fans of The Wicked + The Divine!

OUR BONES DUST #1 (OF 4) – A four issue mini-series by long-time Mike Mignola collaborator Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore, Frankenstein Underground, Koshchei) – a feral child equal parts predator and prey, navigates a nightmare landscape of brutality and blood inhabited by scattered cannibal tribes. It’s an interesting place to poke around for curious Artificial Intelligence beings, but they’re almost done researching this blighted Earth and ready to move on. Until one of them discovers something monstrous, and feels motivated to safeguard the feral child…

BLOODRIK #1 (OF 3) – Madness, violence & fire collide! The hulking woodsman known as Bloodrik is a legend, his escapades recounted by word-of-mouth from folk like blacksmiths and sailors. In The Wasteland, we learn about a time when Bloodrik was angry, confused, and starving. Unable to achieve success in his usual hunting grounds, he stomped his way into unfamiliar woods in an attempt to feed his stomach and heal his ego. What he found there will lead him on a journey of madness, violence, fire, and BLOOD! And in the backup story, Hold Fast, Bloodrik must temper his rage to hone his patience as a hunter. Up-and-coming creative dynamo Andrew Krahnke (Outrunners, Tartarus) will kick off thisan all-new action-packed three issue miniseries!

HOMESTEAD #1 (OF 4) – North Dakota, 1868. Retired soldier Bill Simmons begins a new life with his new family on land issued to him as part of the Homestead Act. But this land overlaps with territories occupied by the Lakota, including a proud warrior and a zealous medicine man willing to go to supernatural extremes to protect their way of life. Dirk Manning and Les Garner join forces with consultant Rau Blackhawk to tell an emotionally investing story about family and the lengths people will go to protect their own.

GANNIBAL VOL 01 GN – Gannibal, the thrilling and terrifying manga horror series by Masaaki Ninomiya, on which the Hulu/Disney Plus TV show is based, is published in English for the first time! After the discovery of a human bite mark left on a corpse, newly assigned Officer Daigo Agawa realises there is something dark lurking under the idyllic façade of this charming mountain village. But can Agawa spare himself and his family from it?

DC’S T’WAS THE MITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS #1  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even… Bat-Mite?! Join all your DC favourites as they take on eight classic holiday stories! From Constantine and Lex Luthor’s Dickensian tale to Batwoman’s puzzling Hanukkah hijinks to your classic cocoa-swilling Christmas romance switch with Harley and Amethyst, this book is a perfect companion for cookies by the fire and extra sour cream on your latkes. So pull up a sled and get ready for plenty of ho-ho-holiday hope to get you in the spirit of the season!

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.

BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #1 (OF 4) – A not-so-jolly St. Nick hits Gotham City to investigate a brutal crime in the days leading up to Christmas… What manner of man or beast could have committed such atrocities?! Santa will team up with the heroes of the DC Universe to right this wrong – or the world wakes up to coal in their stockings! Starting with his former student… Batman?!?! A brutal, two-fisted holiday tale of hope, wonder, and monster hunting is the perfect treat to ring in the holidays – it’s Claus in canon from Jeff Parker and Michele Bandini!

STUFF OF NIGHTMARES SLAY RIDE #1 – Treasured Fear Street and Goosebumps author R.L. Stine is joined by Bram Stoker Award-nominated artist Pius Bak (Eat the Rich) for a demented Saint Nick tale straight from your nightmares… one who decks the halls with holiday horror, crafting a very merry macabre Christmas unlike any other! Adown-and-out former mall Santa’s rage sours into madness; now he’s dead-set on making sure department store shopping isn’t the only thing that’s dying…

BARKHAM ASYLUM TP – When the super-villains of Gotham get thrown into Arkham, their henchpets go to the maximum-security pound known as Barkham Asylum! The Joker’s dog, Jester gets tossed into lockup with a tough-talking stray cat named Penny, and together they’ll need to team-up to figure out what the evil Warden Shar Pei’s helper, Dr. Hugo Mange, is up to. And where does Gotham’s premier playboy Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred fit in? Move over League of Super-Pets, there’s a new DC all-ages animal adventure in town!

INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 01 AGE OF MONSTERS TP – The first trade paperback collection of the hugely compelling new run on the Incredible Hulk is here! As an enraged Hulk tries to take permanent control of the body he shares with Bruce Banner, a mysterious immortal turns every monster on Earth against him in an attempt to free their creator, the primordial Mother of Horrors! One of our favourites of 2023 – highly recommended!

CODE 45 TP – A subway driver named Vanessa discovers a terrifying world of dragons, drugs, and underground raves lurking beneath the streets of Montreal. Now she must fight to uncover what’s real, what’s not, and how it ties into a dark family secret about mental health. Follow Vanessa deep into the belly of the beast as she struggles to put the pieces.

WHERE THE BODY WAS HC – Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, bestselling creators of Pulp, Reckless, and Criminal, are back with a new original graphic novel – like a true crime podcast crossed with a long-lost diary, Where The Body Wasis unlike anything they’ve ever done before – “a must-have for all their avid fans!”

MASTERPIECE #1  From the Eisner award-winning creators behind Daredevil and Scarlet comes an all-new crime comic epic! Emma is a brilliant and driven 16-year-old. She has paid for school with her next level inventions and is well-known for her funny and honest webcomics. And she’s just discovered she is the only daughter of two of the greatest, most charismatic, most famous master criminals of all time. And they took the world’s most famous billionaire for a cool billion… before they disappeared never to be seen or heard from again. He has been looking for payback for years, and now he’s found Emma… who clearly does not have his money. Instead he threatens her into pulling a grand, impossible job against his corporate enemy. Now Emma has to fashion a crew of her peers and her parents’ old associates to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time!

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.

BLOOD RUN #1 – For fans of Twisted Metal and Death Race! Welcome to “The Boneyard,” folks! It’s a racetrack from hell, revving its engines with death and destruction! The most ruthless of race car drivers have come to this unholy superspeedway to test their mettle. There are no limits, and there are no rules. But with each passing lap, the sadistic violence ratchets up another level – like a child burning ants with a flamethrower! Will anyone see the checkered flag? Can anyone survive… the Blood Run?!

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.

CRAVE #1 (OF 6) – CRAVE, a mysterious app that promises to make your desires come true, spreads among the students of an elite university who use it as a hookup app. David, a top student, engages in a game of seduction with the unattainable Alexandra. But as requests to the app escalate and wreak havoc on campus, David and his friends’ only chance to stop this spiral is to find out what really lies behind Crave.

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.

THERE WAS ANOTHER LIFE #1 (OF 3) – Sterling Harcourt was a scientist who wanted to save the planet. Instead, his lab was destroyed, his body was altered, and the world as he knew it was changed forever. That was 200 years ago. Somehow Sterling survived. Now he’s immortal. Armed with only his guilt, Sterling is forced to face the mistakes of his past in this story about the ghosts that haunt us, the pursuit of redemption, and the choices we make in the name of doing what’s right.

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.

TIME TRAVELER TALES #1  A new all-ages comics series from content creator and internet superstar Karl Jacobs, created in collaboration with writer David Scheidt, artists Kicking Shoes, and letterer Joamette Gil. Oliver has a problem – a problem that keeps throwing him through time, and this time he’s in the Wild West, rescuing… circus animals? And as crazy as that is, it’s only the beginning…

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.

RIOT FORCE #1 (OF 4)  A bombastic portion of toyetic 1980s cartoon-style action – these aren’t your parent’s federal police! They’re not bound by the same uniform codes as other units! Elite warriors – with amazing tech and amazing hair! When above-the-law criminals threaten the elite, they read ’em the R.I.O.T. act, and now an old enemy’s resurfaced, potentially packing a WMD! 

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.

DAREDEVIL GANG WAR #1  The heat is on in Hell’s Kitchen! Elektra Natchios, former assassin turned Daredevil, Woman Without Fear, has been recruited by Spider-Man to stop NYC from tearing itself apart as every mobster and super villain in town go to war! And Elektra is the only thing standing in the way of Hell’s Kitchen’s annihilation at the hands of a dangerous new gang – the Heat – whose violent schemes from the pages of Daredevil unfold!

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.

DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU GANG WAR #1  Whose side are you on? Gang War has thrown the crime lords and super heroes of New York into a deadly conflict, and as both, Shang-Chi must play each side against each other in a dangerous game of deception! When he became leader of his family’s Five Weapons Society, he promised to use it for good, but friends and foes alike have been unsure of his true intentions. The stakes of Gang War will force his hand as he vows to protect Chinatown and use the opportunity to eliminate the Five Weapon Society’s biggest rivals! He’ll use his world-class fighting skills as well as deceit, calculation and manipulation to navigate the battlefields as he learns the Art of War is all about the shades of gray!

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: ASSASSINS APPRENTICE II #1, BATMAN 89 ECHOES #1 (OF 6), HELLBOY WINTER SPECIAL YULE CAT #1 (ONE-SHOT), JENNIFER BLOOD BATTLE DIARY #1, VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #1, TITANS BEAST WORLD #1 (OF 6), TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR METROPOLIS #1 (ONE-SHOT) and TITANS BEAST WORLD WALLER RISING #1(ONE-SHOT). Orders will be matched to the corresponding previous titles ASSASSINS APPRENTICE, BATMAN 89, HELLBOY, JENNIFER BLOOD, MOON KNIGHT (2021-) 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!

ALAN SCOTT THE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 6)

BATMAN CITY OF MADNESS #2 (OF 3)

BATMAN GARGOYLE OF GOTHAM #2 (OF 4)

EDENWOOD #2

LUKE CAGE GANG WAR #2

PUNISHER #2

SAVAGE RED SONJA #2

SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #2 (OF 6)

WHITE WIDOW #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 #1059 CVR A STEVE BEACH
  • ACTION COMICS #1059 CVR B JORGE JIMENEZ CSV
  • ACTION COMICS #1059 CVR C CARLA COHEN CSV
  • ACTION COMICS #1059 CVR D MIKE DEODATO JR ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
  • ADVENTURE COMICS #260 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR A SWAN KAYE
  • ADVENTURE COMICS #260 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR B BLANK CSV
  • ALAN SCOTT THE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 6) CVR A DAVID TALASKI
  • ALAN SCOTT THE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 6) CVR B MOORE CSV
  • ALAN SCOTT THE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 6) CVR C SCOTT MCFTOYS
  • AMAZONS ATTACK #2 CVR A CLAYTON HENRY
  • AMAZONS ATTACK #2 CVR B DANI CSV
  • BARKHAM ASYLUM TP
  • BATMAN #140 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ
  • BATMAN #140 CVR B DAVID FINCH CSV
  • BATMAN #140 CVR C FRANK CHO CSV
  • BATMAN #140 CVR E OTTO SCHMIDT SANTA CSV
  • BATMAN #404 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR A DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI
  • BATMAN #404 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR B BLANK CSV
  • BATMAN #5 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR A BOB KANE
  • BATMAN #5 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR B BOB KANE FOIL VAR
  • BATMAN #5 FACSIMILE EDITION CVR C BLANK CSV
  • BATMAN (2020) TP VOL 06 ABYSS
  • BATMAN 89 ECHOES #1 (OF 6) CVR A JOE QUINONES
  • BATMAN 89 ECHOES #1 (OF 6) CVR B RILEY ROSSMO CSV
  • BATMAN 89 ECHOES #1 (OF 6) CVR C BAT-CYCLE MCFTOYS CSV
  • BATMAN 89 ECHOES #1 (OF 6) CVR D BLANK CSV
  • BATMAN 89 ECHOES #1 (OF 6) CVR F INC 1:50 CS RIVAS BALDEMAR
  • BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #5 CVR A MAX DUNBAR
  • BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #5 CVR B CHRISTIAN WARD CSV
  • BATMAN CITY OF MADNESS #2 (OF 3) CVR A CHRISTIAN WARD (MR)
  • BATMAN CITY OF MADNESS #2 (OF 3) CVR B SIENKIEWICZ VAR (MR)
  • BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #1 (OF 4) CVR A DAN MORA
  • BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #1 (OF 4) CVR B CHEW CSV
  • BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #1 (OF 4) CVR C SCHMIDT CSV
  • BIRDS OF PREY #4 CVR A LEONARDO ROMERO
  • BIRDS OF PREY #4 CVR B CHRIS BACHALO CSV
  • BIRDS OF PREY #4 CVR C JOSHUA SWAY SWABY CSV
  • BIRDS OF PREY #4 CVR D KHAMUNAKI AQUAMAN LOST KINGDOM CSV
  • BLUE BEETLE #4 CVR A ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
  • BLUE BEETLE #4 CVR B DAN MORA CSV
  • BLUE BEETLE #4 SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION
  • DCS TWAS THE MITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS #1 OSH CVR A BEN CALDWELL
  • DCS TWAS THE MITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS #1 OSH CVR B GERADS VAR
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1078 CVR A EVAN CAGLE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1078 CVR B JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1078 CVR C SEBASTIAN FIUMARA CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1078 CVR D BATMAN MCFTOYS CSV
  • DOOM PATROL #99 FACSIMILE EDITION
  • FIRE & ICE WELCOME SMALLVILLE #4 (OF 6) CVR A TERRY DODSON
  • FIRE & ICE WELCOME SMALLVILLE #4 (OF 6) CVR B TALASKI CSV
  • FLASH #3 CVR A MIKE DEODATO JR
  • FLASH #3 CVR B MIKE DEODATO JR CSV
  • FLASH #3 CVR C RAMON PEREZ CSV
  • GREEN ARROW #6 (OF 6) CVR A PHIL HESTER
  • GREEN ARROW #6 (OF 6) CVR B CHRIS SAMNEE CSV
  • HARLEY QUINN #34 CVR A SWEENEY BOO
  • HARLEY QUINN #34 CVR B JENNY FRISON CSV
  • PENGUIN #4 CVR A CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
  • PENGUIN #4 CVR B CHRISTIAN WARD CSV
  • POISON IVY #17 CVR A JESSICA FONG
  • POISON IVY #17 CVR B DAVID NAKAYAMA CSV
  • POISON IVY #17 CVR C TERRY DODSON CSV
  • POWER GIRL #3 CVR A GARY FRANK
  • POWER GIRL #3 CVR B RAHZZAH CSV
  • POWER GIRL #3 CVR C GUILLEM MARCH CSV
  • SANDMAN UNI NIGHTMARE COUNTRY GLASS HOUSE #6 CVR A
  • SANDMAN UNI NIGHTMARE COUNTRY GLASS HOUSE #6 CVR B
  • SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU #125
  • SHAZAM #6 CVR A DAN MORA
  • SHAZAM #6 CVR B JOHN TIMMS CSV
  • SHAZAM #6 CVR C CHRIS SAMNEE CSV
  • STEELWORKS #6 (OF 6) CVR A JON BOGDANOVE
  • STEELWORKS #6 (OF 6) CVR B V KEN MARION & DANNY MIKI CSV
  • SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #2 (OF 6) CVR A GAVIN GUIDRY
  • SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #2 (OF 6) CVR B CHO CSV
  • TALES OF THE AMAZONS TP
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #1 (OF 6) CVR A IVAN REIS & DANNY MIKI
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #1 (OF 6) CVR B BJORN BARENDS CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #1 (OF 6) CVR C BRUNO REDONDO CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD #1 (OF 6) CVR D STANLEY ARTGERM LAU CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR METROPOLIS #1 OSH CVR A MIKEL JANIN
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR METROPOLIS #1 OSH CVR B HENRY CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD TOUR METROPOLIS #1 OSH CVR C HAMNER CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD WALLER RISING #1 OSH CVR A KERON GRANT
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD WALLER RISING #1 OSH CVR B HENRY CSV
  • TITANS BEAST WORLD WALLER RISING #1 OSH CVR C GAYLORD CSV
  • WALLER VS WILDSTORM #4 (OF 4) CVR A JORGE FORNES (MR)
  • WALLER VS WILDSTORM #4 (OF 4) CVR B ERIC BATTLE VAR (MR)
  • WONDER WOMAN OUTLAW EDITION #1