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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 7th 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 supernatural terror; magical feline modern fantasy; secret alien overlords; a faceless exile looking for redemption; the new D&D Planescape adventure from Jim Zub; a dramatic attack on the new Marvel Illuminati from Thanos himself; a flashback to Daredevil’s black armoured adventures; an inter-generational sci-fi anthology; a gang of shapeshifting vampires; new adventures for Red Sonja and Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman; two different erotic genre thrillers – one set in the 17th Century and one in the distant future! Plus the introduction of the all-new Punisher, Joe Garrison!

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!

BLOOD COMMANDMENT #1 (OF 4) – A father and son living an isolated, rural life are terrorized by a dangerous supernatural presence. The father’s dark secrets might be able to save them… or damn their souls for all eternity! His teenage son Wil has questions, questions his Dad fears to answer – about his past, and about why they never leave the valley before sundown…

CATIANS #1 – Stray cat Felix leads a happy life skimming milk from his human friend Rose’s convenient store, until the local protection racket turns violent. To save her life, Felix breaks his vows and shares an ancient secret. What follows unleashes a monstrous abomination that forces the mysterious Council of Cats to launch a global quest to recapture an ancient cat god’s powerful relics!

THE MINISTRY OF COMPLIANCE #1 – 37 years ago, Earth was secretly invaded by an alien force known as the Devolution, and they have been shaping humanity ever since, preparing us to be assimilated into their empire. The Devolution has thirteen ministries, each responsible for manipulating a different aspect of our lives. The most feared of all is the Ministry of Compliance, led by the fierce Avigail Senna, but on the verge of the Earth being fully assimilated, something goes terribly wrong and a conspiracy among the ministries breaks out, one that Avigail must deal with head-on. From Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer John Ridley (The Other History of the DC Universe, I Am Batman) and acclaimed artist Stefano Raffaele (The Joker, GCPD: The Blue Wall).

FACELESS AND THE FAMILY #1 – On the broken and warped world known as the Hand Planet, the exiled wanderer simply called Faceless ekes out existence on the fringe to escape the shame that cost him his name and his identity. The good fortune of fate delivers him a mismatched band of fellow travellers who might become family… only if they can survive a suicidal mission into the class-segregated Finger Cities to restore what lies beneath Faceless’s helmet and his hope in humanity.

D&D FORTUNE FINDER #1 – A shocking surprise lurks around every corner in this new miniseries inspired by the new Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse. In the city of Sigil, an amnesiac hero tries to uncover who they are and why they’re being chased by planar beings intent on capturing them – or worse. Theylearn that their fate is tied to grand forces that dictate reality itself throughout the planes! 

PUNISHER #1 – Frank Castle has disappeared, but criminals need to beware of a dangerous vigilante hunting them from the shadows. Who is the new Punisher, and what put him on his path of vengeance? And when the smoke clears, will he even make it out alive? It’s John Wick meets The Fugitive in this action-packed new saga from Ringo Award-winning writer David Pepose (Savage Avengers, Moon Knight: City Of The Dead) and Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated artist Dave Wachter (Planet Of The Apes, X-Men Legends)!

THANOS #1 –  Thanos vs the Illuminati! The Mad Titan rockets to Earth from the darkest depths of the cosmos to undertake his most ambitious conquest yet. The only ones that can quell his passionate fury is a new Illuminati! Mr. Fantastic, Doctor Strange, and Iron Man have reunited to guide the superhuman world from the shadows, and joining this new incarnation are Emma Frost and Blue Marvel. This cabal composed of Marvel’s greatest minds has wasted no time in sharing a secret that will shatter the heavens and provoke Thanos’ deadly fury like never before!

DAREDEVIL BLACK ARMOR #1 – D.G. Chichester returns to Hell’s Kitchen to spin an all-new Daredevil story set during his landmark run with the character! Matt Murdock will need to push his extraordinary senses and his armoured suit beyond their limits if he hopes to even stand a chance against what’s coming. Hobgoblin, Kingpin and even the Amazing Spider-Man come to call!

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.

SPACE BETWEEN #1 (OF 4) – From the minds of Hugo and Eisner nominated and New York Times bestselling writer Corinna Bechko (The Expanse) and acclaimed artist Danny Luckert (Ghostlore) comes a genre defying story set aboard an interstellar generation ship! Every issue in this limited event series features a brand new pair of protagonists, each facing off against a new generation’s trials and tribulations. This sweeping sci-fi epic about love, survival, and liberation will inspire and enthrall fans of The Expanse and Battlestar Galactica.

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.

SOMNA #1  The next new series from DSTRLY! Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay writing and drawing a creator-owned project together for the FIRST TIME! Set amidst the terrifying backdrop of the witch hunts in a quiet 17th CenturyEnglish village, Somna follows one woman’s erotic escape from the confines of her puritanical world. Ingrid is unhappily married to the town’s bailiff and chief witch hunter. After a prominent town leader is murdered, accusations fly but Ingrid has her own suspicions about who the real murderer is. As she pursues the truth, she’s pursued by a foreboding phantom in ways she can’t resist – does this dark and tempting stranger hold the key to the mystery… or will he damn Ingrid’s soul to the blackest circle of Hell? For fans of The Witch and Midsommar!

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.

RED LIGHT #1 (OF 4) – A futuristic erotic thriller from exciting new writer Sarah Cho and artist Priscilla Petraites (Chariot, Hit Me). Lacy is an A.I. sex worker in a futuristic Red Light District. She knows exactly what her clients want – better than they know it themselves – but she has little in her manufactured life besides work. All that changes when she meets Natalie, a young orphan who comes into her care. Now the two of them are on a mission to escape, and find themselves flung headlong into the mystery behind Lacy’s creation…

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.

LIPSTICK CLIQA #1 – The fearless Morissa leads a fierce, all-female gang of shape-shifting vampire cholas. Her most trusted and twisted cohorts are hard-as-nails Lil Snap and the towering Amazonian Daya. They hail from the barrio of East LA where they fight to protect their home turf from rival supernatural gangs. Combines horror, action and street culture!

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.

SAVAGE RED SONJA #1 – Prepare yourself for the classic pulp swords, sorcery and savagery from superstar Dan Panosian and artist Alessio Petillo. The She-Devil With a Sword is tasked with retrieving a long-hidden gem from a crumbled, ancient kingdom – traveling alone through a dangerous desert when fate intervenes! Her solo adventure is sidetracked by a wayward royal couple desperately fleeing from fearsome bandits – only to be attacked by a monstrous beast from beneath the sands!

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.

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM SPECIAL #1 – Three action-packed tales that connect the smash-hit Aquaman movie to the eagerly anticipated Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom! Aquaman balances his duties as king and as a member of the Justice League, all while planning a wedding! Black Manta hunts for Atlantean tech to rebuild his armour!And former King Orm plots to escape his Atlantean prison!

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.

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!

G.O.D.S. #2

OPERATION SUNSHINE #2

RANGER ACADEMY #2

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC SHADOWS OF STARLIGHT #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.

  • AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM SPECIAL #1 OS CVR A IVAN REIS
  • AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM SPECIAL #1 OS CVR B CHEUNG
  • AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM SPECIAL #1 OS CVR C PHOTO CS
  • AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM SPECIAL #1 OS CVR D BLANK CS
  • BATMAN CATWOMAN GOTHAM WAR SCORCHED EARTH #1 OS CVR A
  • BATMAN CATWOMAN GOTHAM WAR SCORCHED EARTH #1 OS CVR B HUGHES
  • BATMAN CATWOMAN GOTHAM WAR SCORCHED EARTH #1 OS CVR C LIM
  • BATMAN CATWOMAN GOTHAM WAR SCORCHED EARTH #1 OS CVR D FOIL
  • DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL OMNIBUS HC
  • DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL OMNIBUS HC DM EXCLUSIVE EDITION
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1076 CVR A EVAN CAGLE
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1076 CVR B JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1076 CVR C CHRISTOPHER MITTEN CSV
  • INVISIBLES TP (2023 EDITION) BOOK 02 (MR)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE (2021) TP VOL 02 UNITED ORDER
  • MAD MAGAZINE #35
  • SPIRIT WORLD #6 (OF 6) CVR A HAINING
  • SPIRIT WORLD #6 (OF 6) CVR B JEN BARTEL CS VAR
  • STRANGE ADVENTURES THE DELUXE EDITION HC (MR)
  • SUPERGIRL SPECIAL #1 OS CVR A JAMAL CAMPBELL
  • SUPERGIRL SPECIAL #1 OS CVR B FRANK CHO CS VAR
  • SUPERGIRL SPECIAL #1 OS CVR C WILL JACK CS VAR
  • SUPERGIRL SPECIAL #1 OS CVR D WILL JACK FOIL VAR