Media Release — The October edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on October 3rd and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning December 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: From the pages of Batman’s “Night of the Owls” crossover event, Talon flies solo in New York City in the new series from Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Guillem March.
ON OUR FLIPSIDE COVER: The World’s Greatest Paranormal Detective, Hellboy, has an out-of-the-world adventure in the afterlife in Mike Mignola’s long-awaited Hellboy in Hell from Dark Horse Comics.
October PREVIEWS Features
Monthly Theme: Dark & Supernatural Fantasy — PREVIEWS shines a light on comic books and graphic novels that feature the fantastical. Books like Dark Horse’s Hellboy, BOOM! Studios’ Valen the Outcast, Aspen’s Soulfire, and many others will take readers into worlds that will fire the imagination. Then, on the Flip Side, PREVIEWS highlights some of the classic horror anthologies including books from IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, EC Comics, and Fantagraphics Books. Plus, Dark Horse Comics President Mike Richardson talks with PREVIEWS for an exclusive interview about the fantasy projects he has been involved with over the years.
Indie Edge: Billy Tucci, the acclaimed creator of Shi and Sgt. Rock: The Lost Batallion, has a new hardcover edition of A Child is Born, his award-winning graphic novella of the Nativity story, in the October PREVIEWS, and he talks with PREVIEWS this month about the books he’s reading.
Gems of the Month: October’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include Dark Horse Comics’ Hellboy in Hell #1, Mike Mignola’s long-awaited return as writer and artist of his iconic supernatural character for an adventure that takes Hellboy through the afterlife; DC Comics’ Django Unchained #1, the first part of the comic book adaptation of Quentin Tarantino’s new film; IDW Publishing’s The Crow: Skinning the Wolves #1, a new mini-series from The Crow creator James O’Barr set in the death camps during World War II that reveals an untold incarnation of The Crow; Image Comics’ Mara #1, a new series from Brian Wood (Northlanders) and Ming Doyle about a global sports celebrity who publicly develops super-powers, giving her a new and unwanted celebrity in a near-future thriller; and Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #700, the culmination of Dan Slott’s run on the wallcrawler and the final issue of the groundbreaking series.
Splash: PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this December, including Marvel Comics’ Avengers #1 from Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña; Alan Moore’s Unearthing, a unique book that is both a biography of Steve Moore and a history of south London; USAopoly’s Doctor Who Yahtzee, and many more products!
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel: This month PREVIEWS offers seven t-shirts and a hoodie that are exclusively available through your local comic shop. Fans of The Walking Dead will want the “Michonne” hoodie, featuring a silhouette of the series’ characters on the back. The four heroes of Pendleton Ward’s Bravest Warriors form an “Attack Formation” on a black t-shirt, Spider-Man is pulled down into the sewers on the “Manhole” t-shirt, Optimus Prime is on the attack on a new Transformers: Fall of Cybertron t-shirt, and four more shirts that can only be found in PREVIEWS.
Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!
All this awaits you in the October edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, October 3rd with a cover price of just $4.50.