Below are some Black Comic Lords picks for the July 8, 2022 Final Order Cutoff (FOC)*
(Note: The best way to ensure that you get the new comic book issues you want is to make a pre-order with your local comic shop (LCS) before the Final Order Cutoff (FOC) date. Placing Pre-Orders for comics are extremely important!!! Pre-ordering your comics inform publishers about what books people are interested in and helps them to determine what books and comic book characters to continue to produce in the future. In short, your pre-FOC order is your vote.)
For fans of the original Afro Samurai manga and anime, this new “director’s cut” edition of the out-of-print cult classic book features a specially commissioned custom cover and a brand-new foreword by creator Takashi Okazaki.In a feudal, futuristic Japan, samurai battle to become No.1 and rule the world, but when his father, who holds the coveted position, is challenged and killed, the young Afro Samurai vows vengeance. Relentlessly pursued by murderous assassins, will he stay alive long enough to keep his promise? In the first of two volumes, we see the beginnings of young Afro’s quest, his battles with an array of assassins and warlords, that climaxes in the epic confrontation with the powerful Empty Seven Clan and a showdown with an old enemy…
THE LEGEND OF RENO PHOENIX AND THE STARBRAND KID! The Avengers’ journey through time brings them to the Old West, where they cross paths with a couple of History’s Mightiest Heroes, whose six-guns are loaded with the greatest powers of the heavens. But is that enough to force a showdown with the forces of Mephisto? Or will the Avengers be lost in time forever?
Creators: (W) Jason Aaron (A) Javier Garron (CA) Javier Garron
A STRING OF NEW SAGAS BEGINS! Written by Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Brandon Thomas, Chris Burnham, Henry Barajas and Greg Hahn Art by Rosi Kampe, Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque, Chris Burnham and Sergio Acuna Tini Howard and Blake Howard pen an epic Batman story! Batman and the Outsiders have to save the Signal from burning out! A new mystery begins, starring Alfred Pennyworth before his passing, from all-star creator Chris Burnham! And in a story from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight must team up with Etrigan the Demon to stop the Reincarnators!
Creators: Various, Various, Dike Ruan
Release Date: 8-9-22
BLACK ADAM JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES CYCLONE #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A KAARE ANDREWS
When she was young, Maxine Hunkel dreamed of flying with the Justice Society. Now she finally has the powers and the opportunity…but will she say yes? Guest starring Hawkman on the road to Black Adam! Plus, continuing the Teth-Adam backup story: trouble hits home for Adrianna Tomaz as Intergang mercenaries invade the hallowed halls of her university, on the hunt for the sacred totem she liberated—but what strange metal is the idol made from, and why does Intergang need it so badly?
Creators: Cavan Scott, Bryan Q. Miller, Maria Laura Sanapo, Marco Santucci, Kaare Andrews
Steve Rogers tracks the mysterious organization known only as the Outer Circle to a lab in the heart of a volcano, where the original creator of the shield left behind a dire message. But the Outer Circle isn’t going to let the information go without a fight. Who – or what – is the Redacted? And will Steve survive long enough to find out? Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes finds himself in a high-stakes battle with none other than the Dryad herself…Peggy Carter!
Creators: (W) Collin Kelly; Jackson Lanzing (A) Carmen Carnero (CA) Carmen Carnero
Featuring the Fugitive Doctor in her comics debut! Working for the mysterious Division on a dangerous assignment, the Doctor uncovers something insidious afoot. Discover why this regeneration became known as the Fugitive! Written by NYT bestselling comics writer Jody Houser!
With Nubia on the mend, she’ll need all the help she can get to battle the powerful villain behind it all: Zillah. Enter Hawkgirl and the new Wonder Girl…Yara Flor! But there is something more to this vendetta against Nubia and her efforts to bring peace to Man’s World. Could Zillah be connected to our queen’s life before she became an Amazon? Find out in the penultimate issue of this fan-favorite miniseries!
Creators: Stephanie Williams, Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Khary Randolph
Battle with the beastly Mudhorn! Having tracked down a valuable quarry, the Mandalorian must now contend with thieving bandits. Will the Mandalorian battle it out with the Jawas or is an alliance in the cards?
Creators: (W) Rodney Barnes (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Kaare Andrews