Below are some Black Comic Lords picks for the October 17, 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.)
(W) Larsen, Erik (A) Larsen, Erik (C) Larsen, Erik
‘THE END’ Spider-Man writer/artist ERIK LARSEN concludes the awe-inspiring ANT/SPAWN/SAVAGE DRAGON crossover in epic fashion! The trio travels to New Mexico to take on Alzayah Stone- a menace using his mutant ability to transform zealots and social misfits seeking power into deadly foes! ANT comes with our highest possible recommendation.
BLADE: VAMPIRE NATION 1
(W) Mark Russell (A) Dave Wachter; Mico Suayan
A deep dive into Dracula’s new kingdom as established in AVENGERS. Starring BLADE, the sheriff of Vampire Nation! An assassination threatens to unravel the fledgling country and spread chaos throughout the world. But is getting rid of a nation full of bloodsuckers really all that bad of an idea? Blade himself isn’t too sure…
I AM BATMAN #15 CHRISTIAN DUCE (DARK CRISIS)
(W) JOHN RIDLEY (A) KARL MOSTERT
A Dark Crisis tie-in issue! When Jon Kent first asked Jace Fox to join the new Justice League- the answer was a firm no. But as Deathstroke and the Legion of Doom hunt the heroes of the DCU Jace learns the hard way that there are some fights from which Batman cannot run- and the only thing he has to fear…is fear itself!
MINDSET #5 CVR A KAPLAN
(W) Kaplan, Zack (A) Pearson, John (C) Kaplan, Zack
When Ben Sharp fails to stop his partners- his investor is killed- Ben is incarcerated for murder- and Mindset is left to continue its global domination- tearing thread after thread from the fabric of society. For Ben to right his wrongs and stop his out-of-control creation- he’ll have to come face to face with his darkest secret. Can he change his mindset in time?
MULTIVERSITY TEEN JUSTICE #6 (OF 6)
(W) DANNY LORE, IVAN COHEN (A) MARCO FAILLA
The epic miniseries reaches its unforgettable conclusion as a new hero makes their unexpected debut! The heroes of Teen Justice are still reeling from the loss they suffered last issue- but there’s no time to mourn. Sinestra and the other members of the Core have a plan to use all humanity as fuel for their monstrous schemes- and only Kid Quick and the surviving members of their team stand in the way. In the end- everything may depend on the super-heroic debut of…well- that would be telling.
NAMOR: CONQUERED SHORES 2
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Pasqual Ferry
Does Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch, yet live? Could he hold the key to the salvation of Earth’s human refugees? Namor seeks to find out. Accompanied by Luke Cage, the Sub-Mariner sets off across what devastated surface of Earth remains, looking for answers and following traces of his oldest adversary…
PRODIGY ICARUS SOCIETY #5 (OF 5) CVR A BUFFAGNI (MR)
(W) Millar, Mark (A) Buffagni, Matteo (C) Buffagni, Matteo
Double-length finale. Order high. We know we’re biased- but this book is f-ing excellent and it’s about to be a HUGE Netflix movie!
SPAWN #335 CVR A TOLEDANO
(W) McConville, Rory (A) Barberi, Carlo (C) Toledano, Marcial
SINN’s origin has been revealed. But what does that mean for the nature of the Hellspawns? And what can they still learn from the man that invented murder?
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA 26
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Paulina Ganucheau
“FRIENDS AND ENEMIES” SANA STARROS and her allies have cornered the SPARK ETERNAL! She’s determined to bring DOCTOR APHRA back, no matter what it takes! But will it be enough? Or will it destroy Sana, Aphra…and everyone they love?
STAR WARS HYPERSPACE STORIES #3 (OF 12) CVR A HUANG (C: 1-0-
(W) Castellucci, Cecil (A) Carlomagno, French (C) Carlomagno, French
DARK HORSE COMICS
StockID: 57488 SKU: SEP220463
On the run from the brutal First Order- General Leia Organa tasks Finn & Poe Dameron with an important mission to acquire vital supplies for the Resistance. But when the deal goes south- the two hatch a plan to snatch starship parts from a moving train! But- unbeknownst to them- a First Order officer and his squad of stormtroopers have other plans! A daring train heist on the frontiers of Wild Space- in Star Wars: Hyperspace #3!
THUNDERBOLTS #4 (OF 5) CASELLI TRADING CARD VAR
(W) Zub, Jim (A) Izaakse, Sean (C) Caselli, Stefano
• The Thunderbolts were hired to defend New York City from supe-rheroic threats of any size. • Even the big ones. • Especially the big ones. • Terminus hits Manhattan. Time to go to work… RATED T+
(W) Evan Narcisse; Adam Serwer (A) Natacha Bustos; Ibraim Roberson
M’BAKU PROVES HIS WORTH! While T’Challa has been handling situations on Earth, M’Baku has acted as regent over the Intergalactic Empire. And when a foe from Wakanda’s past threatens to destroy its future, M’Baku will prove why the cosmos were entrusted to him. Plus, Evan Narcisse and Natacha Bustos’s definitive HISTORY OF THE BLACK PANTHERS continues!
WALLER VS WILDSTORM #1 (OF 4)
(W) SPENCER ACKERMAN, EVAN NARCISSE (A) ERIC BATTLE
In the early 1980s- as the Cold War stubbornly refuses to thaw- a new battle heats up…for the soul of the intelligence agency Checkmate. As the agency’s super-heroic public face- Jackson King–a.k.a. the armored Battalion- former leader of Stormwatch and the symbol of American might–has long suspected that Adeline Kane is up to dirty tricks overseas- engineering horrors that betray everything he believes about service to one’s country. But King doesn’t know that Kane has a clever new ally–an ambitious young woman named Amanda Waller. She has her own ideas about how metahumans can serve their country. And honor- dignity- and long lives don’t factor into them… National-security reporter Spencer Ackerman (the Daily Beast- Reign of Terror)- comics and video game writer Evan Narcisse (Spider-Man: Miles Morales- Gotham Knights)- and veteran artist Eric Battle (Aquaman- Kobalt) celebrate WildStorm’s legacy of espionage-flavored superhero morality plays- pitting Stormwatch against the deadliest people in the DCU–including Deathstroke himself!