Media Release -- The November edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on October 31st and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning January 2013.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: The struggle between Aquaman and the Ocean Master for Atlantis threatens to engulf both the Justice League and the world in the "Throne of Atlantis" storyline that spans January's issues of Aquaman and Justice League from writer Geoff Johns and artists Paul Pelletier and Ivan Reis.
ON OUR FLIPSIDE COVER: Return to the classic era of Star Wars — the brash and heady days of the upstart Rebel Alliance as it challenged Darth Vader and the Empire in the wake of the destruction of the Death Star — in Brian Wood and Carlos d'Anda's Star Wars #1 from Dark Horse Comics, featuring a cover from the legendary Alex Ross!
The November PREVIEWS Features
Monthly Theme: Classic Comic Strip Reprints — Graphic storytelling has been part of our culture since The Yellow Kid made its debut in New York World in 1895 and spawned an entire new artform. This month PREVIEWS spotlights the many collections of classic comic strips available today, from classic Little Nemo adventures to modern fare like Calvin & Hobbes and Funky Weatherbean!
On The Flip Side — On November 6th, Americans go to the polls to select the next President of the United States, and PREVIEWS sends a "Hail to the Chief" as we spotlight the many appearances of the President, past, present, and future on the covers of the comic books!
Indie Edge: Chris Duffy, the editor of SpongeBob Comics and Nursery Rhyme Comics, talks with PREVIEWS this month about the books he's reading.
Gems of the Month: November's PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include Dark Horse Comics' Buffyverse Sampler, a collection of the four #1 issues to Joss Whedon's Buffy Season 9 project — Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1, Angel and Faith #1, Spike #1, and Willow #1; DC Comics' Threshold #1, a Green Lantern spin-off from Keith Giffen, Tom Raney, and Scott Kolins that follows the adventures of disgraced Green Lantern Jediah Caul; IDW Publishing's Star Trek: Countdown Into Darkness #1, the official prequel to next summer's highly-anticipated Star Trek film from film co-writer Roberto Orci, Star Trek ongoing writer Mike Johnson, and artist David Messina; Image Comics' Invincible #100, a decisive chapter in Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's superhero saga that sees Mark Grayson (the titular Invincible) reach a turning point in his life; and Marvel Comics' Superior Spider-Man #1, the beginning of a new chapter in the legend of New York's favorite wallcrawling hero from writer Dan Slott and artist Ryan Stegman.
Splash: PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this December, including Marvel Comics' New Avengers #1 from Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting; Archie Comics' "Archie meets Glee" crossover in Archie #641; the PREVIEWS-exclusive POP! The Walking Dead: Bicycle Girl Zombie Vinyl Figure from Funko; 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! Marvel Comics fans can keep warm this winter with the new thermal shirts, the Marvel NOW! T-Shirt features comics' greatest heroes, and Spider-Man fans have two new shirts. Science-fiction fans aren't left out with new Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Transformers t-shirts, and there are new Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors shirts as well! These shirts 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 November edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, October 31st with a cover price of just $4.50.