Below are some Black Comic Lords picks for the August 26, 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.)
Before Charles Johnson found fame as a novelist and won the National Book Award for Middle Passage in 1991, he was a cartoonist, and a very good one. Taught via mail correspondence course by the comics editor Lawrence Lariar, mentored by the New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti, and inspired by the call of poet Amiri Baraka to celebrate and depict Black life in America, Johnson crafted some of the fiercest and funniest cartoons of the twentieth century. This collection brings together work from across his career: college newspaper gags, selections from his books Black Humor and Half-Past Nation Time, his unpublished manuscript Lumps in the Melting Pot, and uncollected pieces.
When the King of Wakanda is lost in a tragic accident, his son, Prince T’Challa, must take his rightful place as King and protector of Wakanda by becoming the Black Panther. But when an outsider arrives in Wakanda claiming to be the late Prince N’Jobu’s son, T’Challa must discover the truth of the past and reclaim the throne before the secret of Wakanda is revealed to the rest of the world. Relive the adventure of Marvel Studio’s film Black Panther in this beautifully illustrated storybook with a die-cut cover.
Loki’s Defenders manage to escape the Second Cosmos and the Beyonder, but Taaia is grievously wounded in the process and none of Loki’s or Blue Marvel’s expertise seems to be helping. Enter – the Phoenix! But what is the price of a universal constant’s aid…?
Creators: (W) Al Ewing (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Ben Caldwell
Returning for another rousing celebration of Marvel’s Latin/x characters and creators is MARVEL VOICES: COMUNIDADES! Legendary creator Fabian Nicieza takes to the stars in an action-packed Nova adventure! Superstar Edgar Delgado continues to show off his writing chops with a spine-tingling spider escapade with Miles Morales! And award-winning author Alex Segura blazes a new trail for White Tiger – and introduces a brand new character to the Marvel Mythos! And that’s only scratching the surface – not to mention the amazing lineup of new and established artists lending their voices to this astounding anthology. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out!
Creators: (W) Alex Segura; Marvel Various (A) Fabian Nicieza; Marvel Various (CA) Lucas Werneck
MILES MORALES’ ICONIC 42ND ISSUE! As the number of the spider that bit him and the winning lottery number for Brooklyn Visions Academy, the number 42 means a lot in Miles Morales’ world, and SALADIN AHMED celebrates this landmark issue with an oversized spectacular alongside amazing MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN artists! MILES MORALES has been through it lately – time for a little R&R now, right? Not when there’s good that needs doing, and when something dark and insidious rears its ugly head on the streets of NYC, SPIDER-MAN is the only hope to end it. But Miles will need help, from his friends, his family and the most unexpected allies, if he dares to even stand a chance this time!
Creators: (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Carmen Carnero; Christopher Allen; Marvel Various (CA) Taurin Clarke
MURDER BY ANOTHER NAME,’ Part Two From the universe of Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying tie-in horror series by acclaimed Marvel writer RODNEY BARNES and fan-favorite SPAWN artist SZYMON KUDRANSKI. Dark evils from the past return to Annapolis after a centuries-old murder is unearthed and its ghosts return for revenge. Now, Nita Hawes faces her most horrifying threat yet! Can Nita solve the case before ending up a victim herself, or will Detective Harding find her as yet another casualty of the night?
MURDER BY ANOTHER NAME,’ Part Three From the universe of Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying tie-in horror series by acclaimed Marvel writer RODNEY BARNES and fan-favorite SPAWN artist SZYMON KUDRANSKI. A darkness spreads through Annapolis when the echo of a lost soul murdered in cold blood comes back, screaming for vengeance! The only thing standing in its way: Nita Hawes. But more than just Annapolis’ fate hangs in the balance as she races against time to solve this case and send this evil back from whence it came…because everything has a price. Is Nita willing to pay it?
The Atlantis crew makes a terrifying and baffling discovery as they explore their new surroundings. One that already has and can once again turn deadly. Meanwhile, Darla, with the aid of her captors, makes a startling discovery of her own that may result in the cost of even more human life! Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, James Bond, The Losers, Hellblazer), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Batman: Detective Comics, The Black Panther, Hellboy), Dave Stewart (Hellboy, DC: The New Frontier, The Umbrella Academy), and Jock (Batman, The Losers) bring you a psychological sci-fi horror comic full of alien conspiracy… Promethee 13:13 tells the thrilling fast-paced space drama leading up to the moments of September 21, 2019 at 13:13.
WRITTEN BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR BEN AARONOVITCH, DOCTOR WHO SCRIPT EDITOR ANDREW CARTMEL AND CELESTE BRONFMAN (STAR TREK). When Chelsea and Olympia accidentally break an enchantment in the woods, deadly fairy tales from a mysterious old book begin coming to life. To set things right, Chelsea and Olympia must unravel a mystery dating back to the 1800’s before they become victims of a lethal sorcery.
Creators: Bronfman, Celeste Maria Beroy, Jose Buisan, David M
With the first trial complete, The Tiger’s People are one step closer to see who between twin princesses Kelindi and Aridani will inherit the throne, especially as The River’s People grow more emboldened to rebel. As the trials continue with the Trial of Spirit, Kelindi’s weak connection to her ancestral power gives Aridani an unexpected pathway to new abilities.
The crew of the Nautilus came to Point Nemo looking for the wreck of earth’s first starship. Now, the survivors find themselves trapped inside an intact rocket from a doomed Soviet mission to Mars. As depth charges cause the ship to flood, our heroes must battle an alien threat that’s already killed two of their comrades.
FEAR THE CHILDREN! The Children of the Vault – hyper-evolved humans from a society whose time moves much faster than our own. Each time the X-Men defeat them, they retreat to their home, evolving further to a new, more advanced generation. This time, they will not be stopped so easily.
Creators: (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Martin Coccolo