Media Release — (BALTIMORE, MD) — (August 13, 2009) — As the dead continue to rise across the DC Universe, it’s only fitting that the front cover of the September issue of PREVIEWS, the comic shop’s catalog, goes to DC Comics’ BLACKEST NIGHT #5, the latest shocking installment of the fan-favorite mini-series.
With Blackest Night, resting in peace is no longer possible for a number of the heroes and villains that have gone to their graves throughout DC’s history. With the fifth issue, scribe Geoff Johns and illustrator Ivan Reis shake things up yet again, as the true leader of the Black Lantern Corps is finally revealed. But what is he after? And is there any way for the living to turn the tide against his ring-bearing minions?
Also solicited in September is Image Comics’ IMAGE UNITED #1, the start of the six-issue mini-series bringing together Savage Dragon, Spawn, Witchblade, and more of Image’s greatest characters as well as several of its founding creators. It’s featured on the back cover of this month’s catalog.
Written by Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead), Image United brings together artists Eric Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, founders of the world’s largest publisher of creator-owned comics.
Plus, don’t miss these September PREVIEWS editorial features:
FLIPside Featured Theme: “Best. Schools. Ever.” – With the kids heading back to school, PREVIEWS Editor Marty Grosser runs down some of the greatest ficitional schools ever created, including Hogwarts, Springfield Elementary, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, and plenty more. Don’t forget lunch money.
IndieEdge: Tony Harris – With Desperado Publishing reprinting his Obergeist, artist Tony Harris’ personal interests in comics and more are spotlighted this month in PREVIEWS’ creator feature.
Sneak Peeks: In September, comic fans are given a glimpse of DC Comics/WildStorm’s The Chill hardcover, DC/Vertigo’s Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love #1, and Image Comics’ Image United #1.
Plus: Staff Picks, Our Top 100 Comics and Bestseller Charts, and much more!
September PREVIEWS’ Hottest Items
SEPTEMBER GEMS OF THE MONTH
In September, the PREVIEWS Gem of the Month top picks include:
Dark Horse Comics’ Dr. Horrible one-shot, DC Comics’ Batman/Doc Savage #1, Image Comics’ Image United #1, Marvel Comics’ Dark X-Men #1, and Wizard Entertainment’s Wizard #217.
All this and more is waiting in the September issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, August 26th 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 September 12th for merchandise in this issue. To find a shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
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