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Comics Final Order Cutoff – 9th September 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 first new Transformers comic of Skybound’s Energon Universe; a new science fiction adventure from Jock; an adorable brown bear who’s really a killer in the vein of Dexter; a queer horror OGN; Face/Off meets The Exorcist; a new look and a new status quo for Captain Marvel; the Power Rangers Academy; cosmic horror in and under Gotham City; a few other creepy stories; and the return of Superior Spider-Man and Capwolf!

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!

TRANSFORMERS #1 – Optimus Prime was supposed to have led the Autobots to victory. Instead, they have crash-landed far from home, alongside their enemies – the Decepticons – and the fate of Cybertron is unknown. As the twotitanic factions renew their war on Earth, one thing is clear: the planet will never be the same! Superstar creator Daniel Warren Johnson (Do A Powerbomb, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth) and Energon Universe showrunner Robert Kirkman (Void Rivals, Invincible, The Walking Dead) reimagine Hasbro’s robots in disguise for a brand-new generation. Discover The Transformers as you’ve never seen them before, with a debut issue that fan will be talking about for years to come!

GONE #1 – It’s the first new series from new publisher DSTRLY who just brought us the exciting debut anthology, The Devil’s Cut! And it’s a creator-owned project, beautifully written and drawn by JOCK (Snow Angels and Batman: One Dark Knight – Gone) for fans of Andor and Hunger Games! It’s an action-packed sci-fi adventure where a 13-year-old Abi confronts betrayal, discovers her true allies, and fights against all odds discovering. Growing up on an impoverished and distant planet, where menial workers scratch out a living resupplying starships, the best place to be is GONE… and that’s exactly where Abi wants to be. Along with her street-tough friends, she stows away on a colossal luxury space-liner for a chance at a better life. Unbeknownst to her, some of her “friends” are not who they seem. Now branded a saboteur, Abi has to struggle to desperately evade the ship’s deadly crew and stay alive!

BENEATH TREES WHERE NOBODY SEES #1 – Dexter meets Richard Scarry’s Busy Town in writer-artist Patrick Horvath’s twisted debut, Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees! Upstanding citizen, and adorable brown bear Samantha Strong has one cardinal rule. Don’t. Murder. The locals. You see, Sam is also a small-town serial killer, who has worked hard to build a cozy life and a thriving business in a community surrounded by friendly fellow animal folk, warm décor, and the aroma of cedar trees and freshly baked apple pie. You don’t want to disturb the peace, especially when there’splenty of perfectly ripe potential victims in the big city just beyond the forest. So when one of Woodbrook’s own meets a grisly, mysterious demise, Sam’s indignation drives her to do whatever it takes to hunt down her rival before the town self-destructs and the Sheriff starts (literally) barking up the wrong tree! 

DEVIL THAT WEARS MY FACE #1 – Face/Off meets The Exorcist! It’s 1740, and the Vatican is in turmoil. Despite a profound crisis of faith, outcast exorcist Father Franco Vieri is dispatched to rescue a Spanish nobleman from the clutches of the sadistic demon known as Legion. But when the exorcism goes tragically wrong, Vieri finds himself trapped in a stranger’s body… and learns what horrors lie ahead now that the Devil wears his face. A harrowing tale of terror, action, and body-swap intrigue from Ringo Award-winning writer David Pepose (Moon Knight: City of the Dead, Savage Avengers) and Bram Stoker Award-nominated artist Alex Cormack (Sea of Sorrows, The Crimson Cage).

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 – HIGHEST, FURTHEST, FASTEST! Carol Danvers is capable of harnessing the energy of the sun. So if you’re coming for Earth? She’s the first one you need take off the board. And someone’s figured just how to do just that. Introducing a new supporting cast and villains both beloved and dangerously fresh, Alyssa Wong and Jan Bazaldua’s exhilarating series kicks off here! Brand-new creative team – brand-new status quo. And a brand-new look as the Captain gets a permanent glow-up designed by superstar artist Jen Bartel!

CAPWOLF HOWLING COMMANDOS #1 – Flashback to the front lines of World War II! Captain America has been transformed into a werewolf, and he needs the help of the Howling Commandos to take down a band of Nazi cultists intent on harnessing supernatural forces. But can Cap control these skeptical, jaded soliders when he can barely control himself?!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN RETURNS #1 (ONE-SHOT) – Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the most monumental and shocking Spidey story in a generation! The original creative team reunite for a Spider-Man story SUPERIOR to all others! Dan Slott. Ryan Stegman. Mark Bagley. Giuseppe Camuncoli. Humberto Ramos. Together again just like Peter Parker and Doc Ock!

AMERICAN PSYCHO #1 (OF 5) – This four-issue miniseries features two different narratives around PatrickBateman’s murders. One reveals a new perspective on his killing spree; the other takes place in the present with a “surprising connection to the past.” The modern-day storyline introduces us to an all-new psychopath as social media obsessed millennial, Charlie (Charlene) Carruthers, goes on a downward spiral filled with violence. Drug-fueled partying leads to bloodshed as Charlie leaves a trail of bodies on her way to discovering the truth about her dark nature. 

BATMAN CITY OF MADNESS #1 (OF 3) – A cosmic-horror epic, featuring the Court Of Owls from visionary creator Christian Ward in a tribute to disturbing Dark Knight classics like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Gothic! Deep beneath Gotham City there exists another Gotham. This Gotham Below is a living nightmare, populated by twisted mirrors of our Gotham’s denizens, fuelled by the fear and hatred flowing down from above. For decades, the doorway between the cities has been sealed and heavily guarded by the Court of Owls. But now the door swings wide, and the twisted version of the Dark Knight has escaped… to trap and train a Robin of his own. Batman must form an uneasy alliance with the Court to stop him and to hold back the wave of twisted super-villains, each one worse than the last, emerging from the Gotham Below!

LET ME OUT GN – A queer horror debut from Emmett Nahil (Leatherwood) and British illustrator George Williams (Croc and Roll) in October! Let Me Out is a tribute to queer cinema and vintage revenge-exploitation films. When a corpse is discovered in the woods, a group of queer and trans misfits are falsely accused by the local police of devil worship and murder. With few options and no one to turn to, they decide that the best way to get revenge might just be to embrace the devil after all. “It’s a stunning, supernatural graphic novel debut that will appeal to fans of classic revenge flicks and horror movies like Carrie and The Craft,” said Oni Press Editor-in-Chief Sierra Hahn.

TALES FROM THE GRAVE #1 – A new horror anthology written and drawn by Marco Fontanili, creator of “Pentagram of Horror“, indebted to classic EC Comics and movies such as “Creepshow” and “Body Bags!” Graveyards populated by rotting undead. Castles haunted by ghosts. Swamps that hide unspeakable monsters. The thirteen stories that make up this miniseries are wordless and imbued with a dark sense of humour that is sure to bring a smile to your face.

GREYLOCK #1 – Magic is a commodity. Potions are sold at corner stores, Orcs and Dwarves earn a living in cubicles not battlefields… but there are those who resist the Houses of Magi’s laws. Branded a criminal and forced to live as a wand for hire, there is a spellslinger they call… The Greylock. A king’s ransom has been promised by many looking to capture the last remaining Mindwitch, a mage born with the abilities of precognition and telepathy. However, every mercenary, wand for hire, and killer with an empty wallet is after the same prey…

RANGER ACADEMY #1 – Fresh off their Free Comic Book Day preview, acclaimed YA author Maria Ingrande Mora (Fragile Remedy) and superstar artist Jo Mi-Gyeong (Eve: Children of the Moon) introduce a bold new expansion of the Power Rangers Universe! Discover an amazing school where Rangers are trained, and find out for yourself which Ranger colour you would join! Would you test your might as a Red Ranger, never surrender as a Black Ranger, inspire those around you as a Pink Ranger, show no fear as a Yellow Ranger, or prove that you’re the smartest kid on the team as a Blue Ranger? Enroll 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!

BIRDS OF PREY #2 

BLUE BEETLE #2

FIRE & ICE WELCOME TO SMALLVILLE #2

HEXAGON BRIDGE #2 (OF 5)

SILVER SURFER REBIRTH LEGACY #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.

  • ABSOLUTE LUTHOR JOKER HC (2024 EDITION)
  • ARKHAMANIACS TP (2023 EDITION)
  • BATMAN #138 CVR A JIMENEZ
  • BATMAN #138 CVR B DELL OTTO CS VAR
  • BATMAN #138 CVR C FRANK CHO CS VAR
  • BATMAN #138 CVR F CHRISSIE ZULLO TREAT OR TREAT CS VAR
  • BATMAN CITY OF MADNESS #1 (OF 3) CVR A CHRISTIAN WARD (MR)
  • BATMAN CITY OF MADNESS #1 (OF 3) CVR B SIENKIEWICZ VAR (MR)
  • BATMAN ETERNAL OMNIBUS HC (2023 EDITION)
  • BATMAN HARLEY AND IVY TP (2023 EDITION)
  • BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE S3 #8 (OF 7) CVR A TEMPLETON
  • BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE S3 #8 (OF 7) CVR B GRANT VAR
  • BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE S3 #8 (OF 7) CVR C DUARTE VAR
  • BIRDS OF PREY #2 CVR A LEONARDO ROMERO
  • BIRDS OF PREY #2 CVR B DAVID NAKAYAMA CONNECTING VAR
  • BIRDS OF PREY #2 CVR C DAVID NAKAYAMA CONNECTING VAR
  • BIRDS OF PREY #2 CVR F CHRISSIE ZULLO TREAT OR TREAT CS VAR
  • BLUE BEETLE #2 CVR A ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
  • BLUE BEETLE #2 CVR B ADRIAN GUTIERREZ CS VAR
  • BLUE BEETLE #2 SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION
  • CITY BOY #5 (OF 6) CVR A MINKYU JUNG
  • CITY BOY #5 (OF 6) CVR B INHYUK LEE CSV
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #140 FACSIMILE EDITION
  • FIRE & ICE WELCOME TO SMALLVILLE #2 (OF 6) CVR A DODSON
  • FIRE & ICE WELCOME TO SMALLVILLE #2 (OF 6) CVR B SMALLWOOD
  • GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER RISING COMPENDIUM TP
  • HARDWARE SEASON ONE TP
  • JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #11 CVR A DI GIANDOMENICO
  • JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #11 CVR B BEN OLIVER VAR
  • JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #11 CVR C MASTRAZZO VAR
  • PEACEMAKER TRIES HARD #6 (OF 6) CVR A KRIS ANKA (MR)
  • PEACEMAKER TRIES HARD #6 (OF 6) CVR B HENDERSON VAR (MR)
  • PEACEMAKER TRIES HARD #6 (OF 6) CVR C ANKA MOVIE POSTER
  • POISON IVY #15 CVR A JESSICA FONG
  • POISON IVY #15 CVR B DAVID NAKAYAMA CS VAR
  • POISON IVY #15 CVR C SOZOMAIKA CS VAR
  • POISON IVY #15 CVR F CHRISSIE ZULLO TREAT OR TREAT CS VAR
  • SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU #124
  • SHAZAM #4 CVR A DAN MORA
  • SHAZAM #4 CVR B JOHN TIMMS CS VAR
  • SHAZAM #4 CVR C CHRIS SAMNEE CS VAR
  • SHAZAM #4 CVR D GABRIELE DELL OTTO ARTIST SPOTLIGHT CS VAR
  • SUPERMAN THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
  • TRIAL OF THE AMAZONS TP