Preview the August 2012 PREVIEWS Catalog

by Jeff

123496_424095_2 Preview the August 2012 PREVIEWS CatalogThe August edition of the PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on July 25th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2012.

You can get a sneak peek now by checking out the site’s sections that spotlight the Gems of the Month as well as the Featured Items for Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Books and Magazines, Trading Cards, Apparel, Toys and Statues, Import Toys, Collectibles, Games, and Audio-Visual products!

ON OUR FRONT COVER: Spotlighting Image Comics/Top Cow Production’s Cyber Force #1. One of the first titles from Image Comics, Marc Silvestri’s Cyber Force combined high-tech and super-heroes. Now for its 20th-anniversary the series returns — for Free! — in a new series from Silvestri, writer Matt Hawkins, and artist Khoi Pham.

123496_424096_3 Preview the August 2012 PREVIEWS CatalogON OUR FLIPSIDE COVER: Features Dark Horse Comics’ Ghost #1. The supernatural superheroine of Comic’s Greatest World returns in a new miniseries from Captain Marvel’s Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Phil Noto that reintroduces this classic character to a new generation of readers!

August PREVIEWS Features

Monthly Theme: Author, Author! — PREVIEWS shines a light on comics and graphic novels written by authors from outside of comics including Anne Rice, Cassandra Clare, James Patterson, Joe Hill, Stephen King, and many others. Some publishers have new projects by these and other writers, while other publishers offer backlist titles in the August catalog. Then on the Flip Side, we take a look at the writers and books that should be in comics. See what books the staff of PREVIEWS thinks would make for great four-color fiction, and which authors they would like to see work in the medium!

Indie Edge: Gilbert Hernandez, the acclaimed writer and artist of Love and Rockets (along with his brothers Jaime and Mario), talks with PREVIEWS about the books he’s reading and the work that inspires him. Plus, check out his new graphic novel, Julio’s World, from Fantagraphics Books in this month’s catalog! Get a preview here!

Gems of the Month: August’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include Dark Horse Comics’ B.P.R.D.: 1948 #1 from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Max Fiumara; DC Comics’ Green Lantern #13, the first chapter in DC Comics’ “Rise of the Third Army” Green Lantern event, from Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Christian Alamy; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012, a special story from Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman; Image Comics’ Bedlam #1, a new psychological horror comic from Morning Glories’ Nick Spencer and artist Riley Rossmo; and Marvel Comics’ Marvel Now Point One!

Halloween ComicFest: The inaugural Halloween comics celebration is spotlighted in the August PREVIEWS with a selection of comics-themed party supplies, along with the announcement of DC Comics’ Halloween ComicFest offering: the Batman/Scooby Doo Halloween Fest Special!

Splash: PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the big books coming this October, including Marvel Comics’ Uncanny Avengers #1!

PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel: August’s PREVIEWS offers five exclusive t-shirt styles and one exclusive hoodie! In time for the release of Halo 4, the Halo 4: “Large Eagle” Hoodie fills a sartorial need for gamers, and there are new shirts based on Star Wars, a zombiefied Adventure Time, Thor, Fin Fang Foom, and Godzilla. You won’t find these unique tees anywhere else other than the comic book specialty shop in your area!

Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!

All this awaits you in the August edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, June 25th with a cover price of just $4.50.

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