Media Release — The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on August 29th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2012.
The September catalog spotlights DC Comics’ “Rotworld” crossover, an epic storyline spanning Swamp Thing, Animal Man, and Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. in November.
On its back cover, PREVIEWS features Marvel Comics’ Iron Man #1 from Kieron Gillen (Journey into Mystery) and Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men), one of the lynchpin titles in the publisher’s Marvel NOW! relaunch.
September PREVIEWS Features
How To Draw
PREVIEWS offers aspiring comic book creators a helping hand in September with the annual “How to Draw” month. Books that will help creators draw, write, and publish their comics work and achieve their creative dreams are spotlighted throughout September’s catalog.
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel
This month PREVIEWS offers four t-shirts, a polo shirt, and a hoodie that are exclusively available through your local comic shop. Fans of The Walking Dead will want the “Survive” hoodie, featuring a silhouette of the series’ characters on the back and writing on the sleeves, while office workers can dress like they’re part of Nick Fury’s team with the “Classic S.H.I.E.L.D. Logo” polo shirt. Plus, there are Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and Adventure Time t-shirts that can be found nowhere else!
Holiday Gift Guide
Each year, PREVIEWS produces for retailers and consumers the annual PREVIEWS Holiday Gift Guide, an 80-page catalog that presents some of the best books and merchandise for your gift giving needs this December, and the PREVIEWS Holiday Gift Guide is offered in the September PREVIEWS catalog.
Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, both acclaimed indie comics creators, team up each year to produce the Best American Comics anthologies, and they talk with PREVIEWS this month about the books they’re reading as the inspirations they find.
The Flip Side
As part of the “How to Draw” focus in this month’s PREVIEWS, we sit down for an interview with Terry Moore, the acclaimed creator behind such comics as Strangers in Paradise and Echo, and Moore offers advice for getting started in creative endeavors and talks about his new series, Rachel Rising!
Plus: Staff Picks, the Top 100 Comics and other Bestseller Charts, and much more!
All this and more awaits you in the September issue of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, August 29th at a cover price of $4.50. Ask your comic shop retailer about how you can qualify for a free issue.
Pre-orders are due to your comic shop by September 18 for merchandise in this issue.
For a sneak peek at this issue’s Gems, Featured Items, Staff Picks, and more, head over to www.PREVIEWSworld.com. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
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ABOUT PREVIEWS: PREVIEWS is a monthly “mag-a-log” (catalog and magazine) used by comic shop retailers and over 30,000 comic shop customers to pre-order comics, graphic novels, and other pop-culture merchandise. Items solicited in each catalog are schedule two months in advance. For more information, visit www.PREVIEWSworld.com.