Media Release — July PREVIEWS’ features Image Comics/Top Cow Productions’ ARTIFACTS #3, the next chapter of Top Cow’s 13-issue max-series that promises to change the landscape of the entire Top Cow Universe by its conclusion.
For this issue from writer Ron Marz and artist Michael Broussard, Witchblade-bearer Sara Pezzini and Darkness host Jackie Estacado have teamed to hunt down their missing daughter, while the story’s unseen villain continues to manipulate other characters in hopes of ending the world.
July PREVIEWS Editorial Features
Halloween in July
You’ve heard of Christmas in July. But what about Halloween? Doesn’t this holiday deserve a summer spotlight as well? PREVIEWS believes it does, and to prove it, this edition features several our annual Halloween mini-comics for giveaway on the ghoulish day, numerous pages of high-end costumes and gadgets trick-or-treaters will need, an interview with horror manga master Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D), and an abundance of great Halloween/horror-themed merchandise tagged with a special “Trick-or-Treat” icon. Look for all these products to be available in comic shops and other specialty stores this Halloween season.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Membership Drive
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) is an important organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book creators and other industry professionals. In July’s Order Forms, PREVIEWS readers and comic shop retailers alike are offered the chance to become CBLDF members and do their part in helping this worthwhile cause.
This month, Ron Marz, the longtime writer of Top Cow’s ongoing Witchblade series as well as the abovementioned Artifacts, shares his current comic reading list with us in our IndieEdge creator feature.
In July, comic fans are given previews of Dark Horse Comics’ Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer #36 from writer Joss Whedon, DC/Vertigo’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less hardcover, and Image’s Skullkillers #1, Next Gen Warz #1, and the Liquid City Volume 2 original graphic novel.
Plus: Staff Picks, our Top 100 Comics and Bestseller Charts, and much more!
July PREVIEWS’ Hottest Items
July PREVIEWS’ Gems of the Month
The Gems of the Month from July’s catalog include: Dark Horse Comics’ The Terminator: 1984 #1 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer #36, DC/Vertigo’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less hardcover and DC Direct’s Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 2 Action Figures, IDW Publishing’s Machete #0, Image Comics’ The Walking Dead Compendium TP Volume 1 and Skullkickers #1, Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four #583, and Wizard Entertainment’s Wizard #230.
July’s PREVIEWS Exclusives
This month, we’re offering a new batch of PREVIEWS Exclusives (PX), items you can only order through PREVIEWS, including the Thor: Nordic Armor Black T-Shirt, Wolverine: Wolvest Yellow T-Shirt, Spider-Man: Mary Jaane Skydiver Blue T-Shirt, Punisher: Eyes on Bullets Sand T-Shirt, Ghostbusters: Slime Face Glow-in-the-Dark White T-Shirt, Kingdom Hearts: Cover in Red Black T-Shirt, Star Wars: Vest E Boba Black T-Shirt, and the Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, and Flash Zip-Up Hoodies.
All this and more is waiting in the July issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, June 23rd at a cover price of $4.50.
For a sneak peek at this issue’s Gems, Featured Items, and more head over to www.PREVIEWSworld.com. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.