Media Release — The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops on August 31st and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2016.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: San Francisco is threatened by monsters that only Buffy Summers and her friends can defeat in Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11.
ON OUR BACK COVER: A new vigilante stalks evil in Gotham City in Mother Panic, the new book from DC Entertainment’s DC’s Young Animal imprint.
The September PREVIEWS Features
As Seen on TV — Television and comics have a long, intertwined history, and this month PREVIEWS looks at the comics inspired by television and the television inspired by comics.
On The Flip Side — As part of “As Seen on TV Month,” PREVIEWS talks to J.C. Vaughn and Mark L. Haynes about bringing Stargate Atlantis to comics in a brand-new series from American Mythology.
Gems of the Month — September’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:
• Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 and Ether
• DC Entertainment’s Mother Panic and Super Powers
• IDW Publishing’s M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and Optimus Prime
• Image Comics’ A.D.: After Death and Frontier
• Marvel Comics’ The Invincible Iron Man
catBUZZ — PREVIEWS takes a look at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this November, including a new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Mark Waid and Mike del Mundo’s Avengers #1 from Marvel Comics. Plus, the Autobot leader stars in a brand-new solo series in IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime, Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire explore the consequences of immortality in Image Comics’ A.D. After Death, Titan Comics teams with Britain’s legendary Hammer Studios for The Mummy; Gemstone continues their line of collecting reference books with The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Video Games; Ulises Farinas introduces readers to a new sword-and-sorcery hero in Oni Press’ Motro; Mezco continues their One:12 Collective line with a PREVIEWS exclusive deluxe Punisher figure; USAopoly takes you to King’s Landing with the Clue: Game of Thrones Edition Board Game; and many more products you have to look forward to this autumn.
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — Each month PREVIEWS offers comic book fans and pop culture aficionados a selection of t-shirts and other apparel that can only be found in your local comic shop! Admiral Ackbar states the obvious on the Star Wars: “It’s a Trap” Sky Blue T-Shirt, Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks are plundered for the Vitruvian Joker Green T-Shirt, and the last of the Time Lords is in action on the Doctor Who: “Tenth Doctor Laser Beam” White T-Shirt that features artwork from Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comics. Refresh your wardrobe with these and many other products that you can find only through PREVIEWS.
Indie Edge — PREVIEWS talks to Brandon Easton, the writer of IDW Publishing’s M.A.S.K. and Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven about his work and the comics he’s reading today.
Plus: Staff Picks, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!
All this awaits you in the September edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, August 31st with the cover price of just $3.99.
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