A Preview Of The November 2009 PREVIEWS

by Jeff

NovFrontCover A Preview Of The November 2009 PREVIEWSMedia Release — November’s PREVIEWS gives fans of comics and collectibles a glimpse of the exciting products coming to at the start of 2010. The front cover of the month’s catalog features Dark Horse Comics’ MASS EFFECT: REDEMPTION #1, based on the best-selling video game franchise.

A sequel to one of the most popular and critically acclaimed games in Xbox 360 history, Mass Effect 2 is scheduled for a first quarter 2010 release. In conjunction with that release, Dark Horse Comics will release the four-part Mass Effect: Redemption – written by Mass Effect 2’s lead writer, Mac Walters, and drawn by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).

NovBackCover A Preview Of The November 2009 PREVIEWSPicking up on plot thread introduced at the start of the new game, Redemption tells the comic-exclusive story of Dr. Liara T’Soni, the assistant of the game’s protagonist, Commander Shepard, and a mission that takes her to the Milky Way’s dangerous Terminus Systems.

Also solicited in November is DC Comics’ OUTSIDERS #26, the issue that sees DC Executive Editor Dan Didio pick up the reins as regular series writer. Didio is joined by artist Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion for their opening story, which sees Geo-Force make a deal to add a certain Kryptonian to the team’s roster, making the Outsiders a new target for the world in the process.

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

FLIPside Featured Theme: “Guess Who’s Coming to (Thanksgiving) Dinner?” – In honor of the coming Thanksgiving holiday, creators name their dream holiday guest-list – five people from any era, dimension, or reality with whom they’d like to share a Thanksgiving meal.

PREVIEWS Next: November Issue’s Covers & Features

IndieEdge: Robert Venditti – This month’s creator feature spotlights Robert Venditti, best known as the creator and writer that broke into the business with Top Shelf Publishing’s The Surrogates. Currently working on a new thriller called The Homeland Directive, Venditti shares his current comic reading list with PREVIEWS.

Sneak Peeks: In November, comic fans are given a glimpse of DC Comics/Vertigo’s The Bronx Kill and Joe the Barbarian #1 from Grant Morrison as well as Image Comics’ Orc Stain #1, The Weird World of Jack Staff #1, and Rocketbots: Trouble in Time.

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

November PREVIEWS’ Hottest Items

NOVEMBER GEMS OF THE MONTH

In November, the PREVIEWS Gem of the Month include:
Dark Horse Comics’ Mass Effect: Redemption #1 and AVP: Three World War #1, DC Comics’ Green Lantern #50 and Vertigo’s Joe the Barbarian #1, Image Comics’ Orc Stain #1 and Top Cow’s Darkness: Shadows & Flame one-shot, Marvel Comics’ Hulk #19, and Wizard Entertainment’s Wizard #221.

PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVES

Each month, we offer items that you can only order through PREVIEWS and November features these great PREVIEWS Exclusives (PX): Del Rey’s Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia Hardcover with PX Adam Hughes Cover, DKE Inc.’s My Little Cthulhu Vinyl Figure PX Glow-in-the-Dark Version, Kotobukiya’s Marvel: Rogue Bishoujo PX Statue Long Coat Version, and more.

All this and more is waiting in the November issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, October 28th 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 November 14th for merchandise in this issue. To find a shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

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