(BALTIMORE, MD) – (November 12, 2008) – It’s not just a guide book-it’s the “big book.” And comic shop customers worldwide will be on the lookout in April for Gemstone Publishing’s The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, the front cover feature for the December issue of PREVIEWS, the comic shop’s catalog.
PREVIEWS spotlights the long-established resource that is invaluable for comic fans and collectors. In addition to offering extensive pricing information on over 285,000 comic book issues, the 39th edition of the Guide celebrates Batman’s 70th anniversary; introduces readers to The Hero Initiative; welcomes new members to the Overstreet Hall of Fame and more. It’s all framed under two great Guide covers: a modern interpretation of Avengers #1 by John K Snyder III, and a spot-on recreation of All Select Comics #1 by Murphy Anderson.
PREVIEWS’ back cover is dedicated to DC Comics’ upcoming Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? storyline from writer Neil Gaiman and artist Andy Kubert, which identifies key moments and relationships for the Dark Knight before more changes come in the wake of Batman R.I.P. The two-part tale begins in Batman #686 and concludes in Detective Comics #853, both scheduled to ship in February.
Plus, don’t miss these December PREVIEWS editorial features:
* Featured Theme: “Share Your Love of Comics with the Ones You Love” – Writer Scott Braeden explores getting your significant other equally enthused about comics and provides a thorough list of introductory books that are perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts.
* Burning Questions: Fans ask online at PREVIEWSworld.com and we get ’em answered in print as Jeff Parker, creator of The Interman GN and writer behind Marvel Comics’ new Agents of Atlas series, takes your questions.
* IndieEdge: Our creator feature talks with Joe Hill of Locke & Key from IDW.
* Sneak Peaks: DC Comics provides pages from their new series’ The Mighty and Bang! Tango.
* Plus: Staff Picks, Our Top 100 Comics and Bestseller Charts and much more!
PREVIEWS December’s Hottest Items
DECEMBER GEMS OF THE MONTH
In December, our Gem of the Month top picks include: Dark Horse’s Dawn: The Worlds of Final Fantasy HC, DC’s Batman #686, Marvel’s Black Panther #1, Image’s Soul Kiss #1, and Wizard’s Wizard #209.
Each month, we offer items that you can only order through PREVIEWS and December features these great PREVIEWS Exclusives (PX): Tonner Doll Company’s Tomb Raider: Lara Croft PX Doll; DST’s Star Trek: Borg Seven of Nine PX Action Figure; Hot Toys’ Star Wars: Jango Fett Jumbo Chubby PX Figure and Steve Jackson Games’ Munckin Chibithulhu Plush – PX Pink Edition.
All this and more is waiting in the December issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, November 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 for this are due to your comic shop by December 13th. 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.