Media Release — The April edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops on March 29th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning June 2017.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: The heroes of the DC Universe investigate Batman’s plans in Dark Days: The Forge #1, the prelude to DC Entertainment’s summer crossover from Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita, Jr.
ON OUR BACK COVER: Brian Wood’s saga of a family of anti-government separatists continues in Dark Horse Comics’ Briggs Land: Lone Wolves.
The April PREVIEWS Features
Calendars Month — This issue of PREVIEWS features our annual Calendars section so you can track 2018 in style with one of our dozens of wall and desk calendars, featuring your favorite movies, TV shows, comic book characters, or fantasy art subjects.
Gems of the Month — April’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:
• Dark Horse Comics’ Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1 and Go Team Venture! The Art & Making of The Venture Bros.
• DC Entertainment’s Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 and Dark Days: The Forge #1
• IDW Publishing’s Clue #1
• Image Comics’ Crosswind #1 and The Divided States of Hysteria #1
• Marvel Comics’ Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
On The Flip Side — Top Shelf Productions and IDW Publishing are reissuing Return of the Dapper Men in a deluxe edition in advance of the long-awaited sequel, and PREVIEWS talks to creators Jim McCann and Janet Lee in an exclusive interview about the project, their working methods, and their forthcoming work.
catBUZZ — PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming out in the months ahead. This June, Marvel’s street heroes team up to take on New York’s underworld in Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez’s new Defenders series from Marvel Comics. Plus, the classic murder mystery board game comes to comics in IDW Publishing’s Clue; a hitman and a housewife swap bodies in Gail Simone and Cat Staggs’ Crosswind for Image Comics; the Lion Forge super-hero universe launch continues with the super-speedster Accell from Joe Casey and Damion Scott; the newest edition of Gemstone’s The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide features a Batman cover by Jim Steranko and a ROM cover from Gabriel Rodriguez; DC Collectibles kicks off a line of Justice League movie statues with Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash; Diamond Select Toys launches their line of Pulp Fiction Select action figures, based on the cult Quintin Tarantino film; and many more products you have to look forward to this summer.
PREVIEWS-Branded Apparel — This month, PREVIEWS launches a line of official PREVIEWS-branded t-shirts! Featuring the PREVIEWS logo on black or blue t-shirts or the back cover to PREVIEWS #342, featuring Marvel Comics’ Secret Empire, these t-shirts are perfect for the discerning comic book fan.
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — Each month PREVIEWS offers comic book fans and pop culture aficionados a selection of t-shirts and other apparel that can only be found in your local comic shop! Greg Hildebrandt’s interpretation of the Black Panther is featured on the Black Panther: “Pounce Panther” Black T-Shirt, fan-favorite droid K-2S0 stars on the Star Wars: Rogue One – “I Will Be There For You” Black T-Shirt, and the Dark Lord of the Sith is ready for a fight on the Star Wars: “Red Core” UV Ink Black T-Shirt. These and many other shirts can only be found through PREVIEWS and your local comic shop.
Indie Edge — PREVIEWS talks to Joe Casey, the veteran comic book and animation writer, about Lion Forge’s new super-hero universe, his work on the forthcoming Accell for Lion Forge, and books he’s enjoying today.
Plus: Staff Picks, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!
All this awaits you in the April edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, March 29th with the regular cover price of just $3.99.
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