A Preview of the December 2009 PREVIEWS

by Jeff

DecPreviewsCover A Preview of the December 2009 PREVIEWSMedia Release — Moviegoers have been awaiting Iron Man 2 ever since the Armored Avenger’s original blockbuster made its debut, and in May the sequel finally arrives. In anticipation of that release, Diamond Select Toys (DST) has crafted several Marvel Select action figures based on the film – befittingly claiming the front cover of December’s PREVIEWS.

In the November PREVIEWS, DST teased its Iron Man 2: Marvel Select Iron Man Action Figure (Item Code: NOV091231, MSRP: $19.99), the only full-size figure that will be based on the Iron Man 2 designs.

That figure is spotlighted beautifully on this month’s front cover, while inside the new catalog itself, consumers will find the companion Iron Man 2: Marvel Select War Machine Action Figure – based on the armor James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheedle) will don in the new film.

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

FLIPside Featured Theme: “The 12 Days of PREVIEWS” – In honor of the coming Christmas holiday, this FLIPside feature puts a modern, geektastic spin on “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Because who really needs a partridge in a pear tree? Happy holidays.

IndieEdge: Rick Remender – This month’s creator feature spotlights Rick Remender, the scribe that’s made his mark with titles like Fear Agent, The End League, Red Sonja, and many more. Currently working on Marvel’s Punisher and Doctor Voodoo, Remender shares his current comic reading list with PREVIEWS.

PREVIEWS Next: December Issue’s Covers & Features

Sneak Peeks: In December, comic fans are given a glimpse of DC Comics/Vertigo’s Area 10 and Other Lives hardcovers as well as Image Comics’ Choker #1.

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

December PREVIEWS’ Hottest Items

DECEMBER GEMS OF THE MONTH

In December, the PREVIEWS Gem of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics’ Devil #1 and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Trade Paperback Volume 1 – The Threat of Peace, DC Comics’ Batman & Robin Deluxe Hardcover Volume 1: Batman Reborn, Image Comics’ Choker #1 and Spawn #200, Marvel Comics’ Doomwar #1, and Wizard Entertainment’s Wizard #222.

PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVES

Each month, we offer items that you can only order through PREVIEWS and December features these great PREVIEWS Exclusives (PX): Dabel Brothers Publishing’s Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Volume 1: Prodigal Son PX Edition Hardcover and Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Volume 2: Storm Front Part 1 PX Hardcover, Brilliance Audio’s Fables: Peter & Max Steelbox CD Set PX Edition, and more.

All this and more is waiting in the December issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, November 25th 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 December 12th for merchandise in this issue. To find a shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS—the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, Diamond is based in Baltimore, MD, and services more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

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