A Preview of October PREVIEWS

by Jeff

previews_october_09_front A Preview of October PREVIEWSMedia Release — In the spirit of giving associated with the holidays, fan-favorite creators Matthew Sturges and Freddie Williams II give the DC Universe and comic readers a whole new Justice Society of America team this December with the release of JSA ALL-STARS #1, which befittingly takes the front cover of the October issue of PREVIEWS.

Following up on events from Justice Society of America, Magog, Power Girl, Hourman, Stargirl, Damage, Citizen Steel, and others have broken away from the original Justice Society to form their own team. Longtime Justice Society of America followers that are fans of some or all of these characters will want to pick up the new series to check out who these heroes will be facing and how their goals and tactics differ from those of the original Society.

Also solicited in October is IDW Publishing’s ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #28, the noteworthy issue that sees Fables writer Bill Willingham pick up the reins of the title created by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Joss Whedon. Willingham is joined by artist Brian Dunham to start the new “Crown Prince Syndrome” storyline with this issue.

Plus, don’t miss these October PREVIEWS editorial features:

Most Wanted Wednesday: Due to the holiday season, there will be no new comics in local shops on December 30. But this break in new issues gives readers the perfect excuse to read something different. Throughout the October catalog, readers will find a special “Most Wanted” icon identifying some of the best pulp, mystery, suspense, and crime tales to be found in graphic literature. The focus on these genres is capped by excerpts from interviews with writers Brian Michael Bendis and Rick Remender. The full interviews and complete list of Most Wanted titles will later be available on PREVIEWSworld.com

FLIPside Featured Theme:”PREVIEWS’ Halloween Comic Cover Spooktacular” – They might not be part of trick-or-treating, but Halloween comics have become a tradition of the season just the same, and readers will find a cover gallery highlighting some favorites in the October catalog.

IndieEdge: Tim Bradstreet – This month’s creator feature spotlights Tim Bradstreet, a primarily self-taught illustrator that has contributed to a variety of series from both independent and premier comic publishers. Punisher, Hellblazer, Unknown Soldier, and Clive Barker’s Age of Desire are just a few examples.

previews_october_09_back A Preview of October PREVIEWSSneak Peeks: In October, comic fans are given a glimpse of DC Comics/Vertigo’s Day Tripper #1 as well as Image Comics’ God Complex #1 and Forgetless #1.

Plus: Staff Picks, Our Top 100 Comics and Bestseller Charts, and much more!

October PREVIEWS’ Hottest Items

OCTOBER GEMS OF THE MONTH

In October, the PREVIEWS Gem of the Month top picks include:

• Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Empowered one-shots
• DC Comics’ Blackest Night: The Flash #1 and JSA: All-Star #1
• Image Comics’ God Complex #1 and Angelus #1
• Marvel Comics’ Fall of Hulks Alpha one-shot
• Wizard Entertainment’s Wizard #219

All this and more is waiting in the October issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, September 30th at a cover price of $4.50. Ask your comic shop retailer on how you can qualify for a free issue, and remember that orders are due to your comic shop by October 10th for merchandise in this issue. To find a shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

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