Media Release — The June edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other direct market outlets on June 1 and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and additional pop culture products scheduled to go on sale beginning August 2011.
The front cover of the June PREVIEWS is dedicated to Dark Horse Comics’ ANGEL & FAITH #1, the much-anticipated debut of the new ongoing series that picks up where Buffy Season 8 left off. Written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, the new title finds Angel seeking ways to atone for his ill-conceived misdeeds … and the only person who may be able to help him do that is Faith. Readers who enjoyed the original TV Buffy and the comic titles that continued the supernatural action won’t want to miss this new story featuring two of the mythos’ most popular characters.
On the back cover, DC Comics/Vertigo presents a thrilling new chapter in the FABLES saga with FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND. This original graphic novel for mature readers – written by series creator Bill Willingham and illustrated by Jim Fern, Craig Hamilton, and Ray Snyder – follows Bigby Wolf as he searches for a new location for Fabletown. Then, he walks into a small town that seems to be populated by mysterious werewolves who recognize and admire him. But when they also capture and cage him, the stage is set for a confrontation that no Fables fan will be able to put down.
June PREVIEWS Features
Movie (and TV) Month:
With summer fare like Captain America and Green Lantern being eagerly awaited by mainstream moviegoers, it’s obvious that comic book movies – and the comics that inspired them — are more popular than ever. The June PREVIEWS looks back at the comics that have already been adapted to the large and small screens, and ahead to the many comic-based movies and TV programs still to come. Cool interviews with Greg Rucka on Whiteout, and Phil Hester and Alex Ross about their upcoming Bionic Man Series. Plus a look at the best graphic novels to read after you’ve seen movies!
PREVIEWS Exclusive Wear:
This month’s line-up of sweet Ts available only to comic book specialty shops features a variety of comic, video game, and pop culture designs including Marvel vs. Capcom: “Size Them Up”, Kingdom Hearts: “Hearts Ablaze”, Godzilla ’54, X-Men: “Sentinel Steal”, Star Wars: “Solve the Death Star”, and Portal 2: “Do Not Inhale Fumes”! You won’t find these anywhere else other than a comic book or hobby shop in your area.
FLIPside: Free Comic Book Day 2011 Scrapbook:
The 10th anniversary of comic fans’ unofficial national holiday is celebrated with anecdotes from fans who visited participating comic shops, photos showing how stores welcomed customers to the big event, and more!
Greg Rucka – PREVIEWS profiles the author of a dozen bestselling novels and numerous acclaimed comic series, including DC Comics’ Detective Comics and Batwoman, Oni Press’ Stumptown, Whiteout, and Queen & Country, and offers readers a list of recommendations by—and from – this master storyteller.
Plus: Staff Picks, our Top 100 Comics and Bestseller Charts, and much more!
All this and more is waiting in the June issue of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, June 1 at a cover price of $4.50. Ask your comic shop retailer on how you can qualify for a free issue. Pre-orders are due to your comic shop by June 18th for merchandise in this issue.