First, we want to apologize for not providing the Final Order Cutoff highlight comics the last few weeks but we’ve been in the process of moving! If you haven’t seen the great new location, check us out at 117 N Market St in downtown Frederick, Maryland, only a a block and a half from our previous location.
For those who are new to this service, we will explain. Diamond, the distributor of comics in North America, allows comic stores to adjust their numbers up or down in an effort to ensure they didn’t order too few or too many of a book. We provide the full list, along with a few highlighted books, to you so that we can ensure we have the books you want on the day of release. The books covered within this post are for July 24th.
Also, for those of you who don’t know, we are doing a video series on YouTube named “Why Aren’t You Reading…..?” where we review books we think many readers may be passing up but would probably enjoy. Check out our playlist to see some great recommendations to occupy yourself during these hot summer days.
We have covered Immortal Hulk, Invincible, Skyward, Red Hood and the Outlaws, and Die so far. This week we will be adding the Gideon Falls video. Keep an eye out for that!
So without further adieu, let’s jump into the highlighted books for the week. Scroll past that for the full list.
VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #1
(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) CAFU (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
JANE FOSTER STARS IN AN ALL-NEW NEW ONGOING SERIES! A new hero emerges straight from the pages of THE WAR OF THE REALMS! For years, you knew her as Dr. Jane Foster, one of Thor’s most steadfast companions. Then you knew her as Thor, the Goddess of Thunder, who took up the mantle when no other hero – god or human – was worthy. Now Jane takes on a new role as Valkyrie, guide and ferrywoman to the dead! But her days of punching are far from over. WAR OF THE REALMS master architect Jason Aaron and superstar Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) join forces with rising star artist CAFU for the book that’ll have everyone talking!
Jason Aaron has taken us and Jane Foster on a crazy ride the past several years and now his next progression is as the new Valkyrie. Aaron obviously has a deep connection to the character and has a long term plan for her. If you read War of the Realms, you’re going to want to follow the further adventures of Jane Foster.
WEB OF VENOM FUNERAL PYRE #1 #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, Joshua Cassara (CA) Declan Shalvey
For weeks, the serial killer called Carnage has been hunting former symbiote hosts and killing them. Next on his list is ANDI BENTON, formerly MANIA, who’s back to living in Philadelphia and without any symbiote to save her…
The path of bodies that leads to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE continues here!
There are few writers in the industry who are as adept at horror books as Cullen Bunn and there are few characters more horrific than Cletus Kasady, so this is sure to be a comic that explores Carnage in a way that hasn’t been done before. In addition, this is leading into the Absolute Carnage event.
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #1 (OF 5) CVR F TUCCI
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Robert Hack (CA) Billy Tucci
Betty, Veronica, and Predator-Archie have been left in the wreckage of their town, all their friends dead. Normally, they’d just go down Memory Lane and get home again where everything’s okay, but that’s no longer an option. It isn’t until they find an undamaged car and drive it down a different road where they can finally return to Riverdale-but their hometown feels different. And it’s made even more bizarre when they come face-to-face with a few people they’d never expect: themselves. Only different, newer versions. Little do they know, Predators on Mars are watching them-planning their next attack.
Archie has a great tradition over the last two and a half decades of crossing over with properties you never thought they would (or should). But somehow, starting with the Punisher one from 1994, the company has made it work. If you haven’t read the first mini-series of Archie vs Predator, check it out. It was fun mayhem from the word go and this one promises more of the same.
And now, as promised, here is the full list of this week’s Final Order Cutoff. As always, we thank you for reading and hope to see you in the store soon.