Diamond Comic Distributors, the leading distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture collectibles, has added BlackBox Comics to its Final Order Cutoff (FOC) Program beginning in March 2024. The first title from BlackBox Comics to appear in the FOC Program will be Bio Mechs.

Written by Jay Sandlin and based on a story created by Sandlin and BlackBox publisher, Dimitrios Zaharakis, Bio Mechs features art by Cleber Souza Lima and Fabio Da Silva Bandres with letters by Cynna Ael. After surviving for eons hidden away from the outside world, the peace on Mechis is shattered by the arrival of the insectoid Hive, who seeks to enslave the Bio Mech inhabitants and conquer the planet. Described as Transformers meets Ultraman with a dash of Starship Troopers for good measure, this new series is well-timed to complement the current resurgence of Transformers and the growing appetite for a more traditional mech series. Issue 1 arrives in stores on April 24 with four exciting covers from some of Transformers’ finest.

“We’ve consistently been producing quality titles on time and on the shelves for the last seven years, but 2024 is the year when it really takes off,” Zaharakis said. “Bio Mechs is the first of a new wave of titles that will see us expand our output, introduce even more new titles and characters, and revisit some recent favorites. It really is our time, and I’m so glad to have everyone along for the ride.”

FOC is an ordering program that provides retailers with extra time to adjust and finalize their product orders.