Media Release — The May edition of PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on April 25th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning July 2012.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: Spotlighting DC Comics’ BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS, a six-issue series from writer Len Wein and artist Jae Lee, revealing the early years of the mastermind who would go on to orchestrate the greatest single ruse ever pulled on the human race, all in the name of peace. Wein and artist John Higgins also continue the exploits of the Crimson Corsair in the back-up story.
ON OUR FLIPSIDE COVER: Features Image Comics’ THE WALKING DEAD #100, the series that spawned the hit AMC television series! With 8 different variant covers to collect, this landmark issue of the series that has never shied away from “cleaning house” when the overall story called for it, will be hotter than ever! But just who walks away from issue #100 unscathed will be one the fans will be talking about for months to come…
May PREVIEWS Features
Monthly Movie Theme: The May edition of PREVIEWS is a LIGHTS! COMICS! MOVIE MONTH! With summer movies like The Avengers, Prometheus, Men in Black III, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, G.I. Joe 2, and more on the horizon, its obvious comic book and sci-fi movies are more popular then ever. Over the past decade comics fans and the uninitiated alike have been enjoying a new popularity and respect for comics as a means to tell interesting and entertaining stories, and to serve as source material for some of Hollywood’s biggest movie blockbusters. This month, PREVIEWS celebrates the comics-to-movies books back at the comics that have seen their adaptation on the large (and small) screen, but we also offer up a variety of new titles that are coming to a theater near you this summer and beyond. Just Look for the Movie Month Icon!
Indie Edge: This month’s Indie Edge section puts creator screenwriter Zak Penn in the spotlight. Penn has made contributions to various films which include X-Men, X-Men 2, The Incredible Hulk and his most recent project, The Avengers. Recently, Penn has begun working on his own comic book series with Avatar Press. He is also writing the screenplay for Karate Kid 2 and a new sci-fi film.
Gems of the Month: May’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include Dark Horse Comics’ Axe Cop: President of the World #1 and Star Wars: Darth Maul—Death Sentence#1. DC Comics’ Before Watchmen: OZYMANDIAS #1. DC Comics / Vertigos’ PUNK ROCK JESUS #1 and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GEN.: U.S.S. ENTERPRISE-D PX “MOVIE MARKINGS” STARSHIP.
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel: May’s line-up of PREVIEWS Exclusive apparel – available only in comic book specialty shops – features a variety of comic- and movie-based T-shirt designs, including Adventure Time, Army of Darknesst, Avengers “Spot Drip” and Power Man & Iron Fist Kelly Heather. You won’t find these uniqueTees anywhere else other than a comic book specialty shop in your area.
Plus: Staff Picks, our Bestseller Charts and much more!
All this awaits you in the May edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, April 25th at a cover price of $4.50.
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