Media Release -- The January edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on January 2nd and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning March 2013.
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: Jonathan Hickman unleashes the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse into a dystopian future America in his new science-fiction/western series for Image Comics, East of West!
The January PREVIEWS Features
Free Comic Book Day — Free Comic Book Day enters its second decade in 2013, and the January PREVIEWS spotlights this year's line-up of Gold Sponsor and Silver Sponsor books, as well as the commemorative t-shirt for 2013 by superstar Marvel Comics artist Jim Cheung!
On The Flip Side — Robert Venditti has been guiding the Valiant Entertainment relaunch, and he talks with PREVIEWS about a new six-part storyline, "Planet Death," that sees Earth under attack and only X-O Manowar can save humanity!
Indie Edge: Joe Keatinge talks to PREVIEWS about his Image Comics series Hell Yeah, and he highlights some recent books that have caught his attention.
Gems of the Month: December's PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics' Sledgehammer '44 #1, a new series by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi set in the same universe as Hellboy that introduces readers to the armored soldier who will win World War II for the Allies; DC Comics' Constantine #1, a new take on John Constantine set in the "New 52" by Robert Venditti and Renato Guedes; IDW Publishing's John Byrne's Fantastic Four: Artist's Edition, the latest volume in IDW's acclaimed series of high-quality reprints of the art boards from classic artists on acclaimed runs, this time focusing on John Byrne's tenure on Marvel Comics' First Family; Image Comics' Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #1, a new supernatural pulp thriller from Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham that mixes magic, mayhem, and literary motifs; and Marvel Comics' Wolverine #1, a new take on the classic character from Paul Cornell and Alan Davis.
Splash: PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this February, including Marvel Comics' Age of Ultron; Garth Ennis' return to Crossed in time for C-Day 2013 with Crossed: Badlands #25; WizKids/NECA's new HeroClix expansion for Iron Man 3; and and many more products!
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel: This month PREVIEWS offers more exclusive apparel that can be found only at your comic shop than ever before! Fans of The Walking Dead will find two new styles based on the hit AMC series. There are two t-shirts based on this summer's theatrical blockbuster Iron Man 3, a new shirt and cap starring The Punisher, and a Tomb of Dracula shirt with vintage Gene Colan artwork! Plus, there are more shirts with your Adventure Time favorites! All these and many more can only be found in PREVIEWS, so be sure to order them from your local comic book shop and refresh your wardrobe!
Plus: Staff Picks, the month's Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!
All this awaits you in the January edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, January 2nd with a cover price of just $4.50.