August PREVIEWS catalog – Highlights

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Diamond Announces Contents of the August 2014 PREVIEWS

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Front CoverAugust’s PREVIEWS Features DC Entertainment’s Newest Weekly Series, Earth 2: World’s End

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 16, 2014) — The August edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on July 23rd. August’s PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2014.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: The return of Power Girl and Huntress to their homeworld has dire consequences in DC Entertainment’s newest weekly series, Earth 2: World’s End.

ON OUR BACK COVER: Scott Snyder and Jock, the acclaimed team behind Batman: The Black Mirror, reteam for a new supernatural horror series from Image Comics, Wytches.

The August PREVIEWS Features

How to Draw Month — For the aspiring artist in all of us, PREVIEWS offers a wealth of “how-to” books from a variety of publishers that will satisfy every artistic inclination and teach you what you need to know to succeed.

On The Flip Side — Frank Cho, the fan-favorite artist of Liberty Meadows and numerous Marvel comics, talks to PREVIEWS about his new instructional book offered in this month’s catalog, Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method.

Indie Edge — James Tynion IV, the co-writer of Batman Eternal for DC Entertainment and the writer of The Woods for BOOM! Studios, talks about the projects he’s working on, how Batman Eternal is created, and which books he’s reading today.

Back CoverGems of the Month — August’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics’ Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1, which pits the crew of a starship against both Aliens and Predators; DC Entertainment’s Arkham Manor #1, in which Batman must solve the murder of inmates in Arkham Asylum; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1, the long-awaited crossover between two of the ’80s biggest franchises; Image Comics’ Rasputin #1, a new horror series by Proof‘s Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo; and Marvel Comics’ The Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #1, an examination of his loss and its effect upon the Marvel Universe.

SplashPREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this October, including Marvel Comics’ Avengers & X-Men: Axis event; IDW Publishing’s new Edward Scissorhands series that picks up two generations after the film; BOOM! Studios’ new series based on FOX’s supernatural hit Sleepy Hollow; Valiant Entertainment’s Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody, a sequel series to the original Valiant hit by the original creators, Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright; Toon Tumbler’s new line of DC Bombshells Pint Glasses; and much more.

PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — This month PREVIEWS offers more exclusive apparel that can be found only at your comic shop than ever before! Rocket Raccoon is full of furry attitude on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Bro Bandit shirt, and you’ll be ready for a day at work with the Army of Darkness: S-Mart t-shirt. These and many more 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 August edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, July 23rd with a cover price of just $4.50.

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ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD) Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture merchandise. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, servicing more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

© 2014 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Diamond Books logo, and PREVIEWS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

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This Valentine’s Day, DIAMOND[Distributor]S are Forever

What says love like a graphic novel? This Valentine’s Day, Diamond Comics Distributors offers Diamond’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, recommending top graphic novels that are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart. It’s like guaranteed fun between the sheets…of paper!

The list contains graphic novels that are good for adults and mature young readers and include titles such as My Little Pony, The Fifth Beatle, Scott Pilgrim, Grimm, and other great reads filled with action, mystery, science fiction and of course, romance. The books are available only at comic shops. Along with these graphic novels, comic shops have other great items, such as cute collectibles, toys, games, and comics that make great gifts for anyone on your gifting list. There is something for everyone!

You can find the guide in your Local Comic Shop, or click the link here to check out a preview of the ValentineGiftGuide.

Strut your stuff with comic book character inspired t-shirts and hoodies from PREVIEWS

PREVIEWS Exclusive New T-Shirts: Captain America, Deadpool, Loki, Godzilla and More Available this April

Previews is offering some exclusive apparel to help you let your freak flag fly, and they were nice enough to share some of them with us. Check ’em out!

 

(BALTIMORE, MD) – (January 14, 2014)-  Sport your favorite hero, villain, monster or other comic book character with  t-shirts and hoodies featured in PREVIEWS January catalog and available only at comic shops!  Available in various sizes and colors, the apparel feature fan favorite characters  Deadpool, Captain America, My Little Pony, Loki, The Punisher and many more that will be in comic shops starting in April 2014.

 

Some of the top exclusive apparel items available to pre-order now are:

 

  • Captain America Movie II      Shiny Star Nacy T-Shirt      (Item Code: JAN141582, SRP: $18.99, page 424)
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  • Captain      America Shield Black Hoodie (Item Code: JAN141586, SRP:      $54.99, page 424)
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  • Transformers      Megatron Silver T-Shir (Item Code: JAN141597, SRP: $18.99,      page 424)
    Megatron
  • My      Little Pony Non Stop Pixel Pie Blue T-Shirt (Item      Code: JAN141607, SRP: $18.99, page 425)
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  • Godzilla      Scream City Navy T-Shirt (Item Code: JAN141612, SRP:      $18.99, page 425)
    Godzilla
  • Loki      Lokidoki Charcoal T-Shirt (Item Code: JAN141632, SRP:      $18.99, page 426)
    Loki
  • Deadpool      Hello Ladies Black T-Shirt (Item Code: JAN141637, SRP:      $18.99, page 427)
    Deadpool
  • Other apparel includes The Punisher, Venom Face of Brock, TMNT,      Bloodshot and more fan favorites.

 

 

These shirts can only be found in comic book specialty shops—you won’t find them at any other store locations. Connect with your local comic shop to pre-order the items you really want before they run out when they hit stores! Find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com and get the latest t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and other apparel to add to your wardrobe line.

 

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ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

 

© 2014 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, and PREVIEWS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries.  Graphic Classics is a registered trademark of Eureka Productions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

 

 

PREVIEWS Celebrates Its 300th Issue

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Previews #300PREVIEWS Celebrates Its 300th Issue

(BALTIMORE, MD)-(August 26, 2013)- PREVIEWS has been the go-to resource for comic book specialty shops and fans to see the newest comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise since October 1988. PREVIEWS is pleased to celebrate its 300th issue with the release of its September, 2013 catalog featuring DC Comics’ Harley Quinn on the cover

“It has been my extreme pleasure and a distinct honor to be a part of PREVIEWS for over 25 years, and I’m proud to say that I’ve been with it since the beginning,” said PREVIEWS editor Marty Grosser. “I’ve seen it grow and evolve from its humble beginnings in 1988, and I can’t wait to see where the future will take us.”

At first, PREVIEWS started off as a small catalog, under 50 pages, featuring new comics from a handful of publishers. As years passed, the catalog grew to over 500 pages, became a full-color publication, added additional magazine features and now showcases thousands of comic book releases, graphic novels, and pop-culture related products.

Each PREVIEWS catalog gives full descriptions for items offered by Diamond Comic Distributors, allowing comic book specialty store owners and their customers the opportunity to get full coverage about merchandise that will be available in two months or more.

PREVIEWS allows comic fans to get excited about what is trending in the comic world and builds anticipation about what great storylines are coming out next,” said Grosser.

The catalog is broken down into sections featuring upcoming comics followed by sections for Toys, Statues & Models, Books, Games, and Apparel from major publishers such as Dark Horse, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and Marvel Comics. The catalog also has many editorial features for fans to read up on including The GEMs and Featured Items of the month, Splash Page News, Staff Picks, Bestseller Charts, and other articles and interviews.

Each month, PREVIEWS is used as an ordering tool by comic book specialty store owners to help them order the newest merchandise for their stores. Customers and fans can get their own copy of PREVIEWS from their local shop, so they can order their favorite comics, toys, apparel or anything else from the catalog.

The September edition of the PREVIEWS catalog (JUL130001; SRP: $4.99), issue 300, arrives in comic book specialty shops on August 28th, featuring comic and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2013. Get a copy of PREVIEWS at your local comic shop and view some of the latest releases and merchandise at http://www.previewsworld.com. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

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ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

© 2013 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Halloween ComicFest, PREVIEWS, and its logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

2nd Annual Halloween ComicFest Returns October 26 – 27th

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2nd Annual Halloween ComicFest Returns October 26 – 27th

Event promotes comic shops as great destinations for Halloween activities, shopping and fun!

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 17, 2013) — After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce the return of the industry-wide collaboration known as Halloween ComicFest.

This year’s event will take place at participating comic shops in North America and elsewhere, on the weekend before Halloween, October 26th and 27th. During that time, adults and kids can go into their local comic shop and get free Halloween-themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest, with many retailers planning special displays, activities and costume contests for their stores.

“We look forward to applying what we learned, and the feedback we received, to create an even bigger, more focused event for 2013,” said Diamond Director of Marketing Dan Manser. “This year, we’ll be sharpening our message to consumers to indicate that participating comic shops will be offering free comics and mini-comics on the weekend before Halloween, along with a wide variety of in-store Halloween-themed activities.”

Diamond will also again be conducting “The Greatest Costume Contest Ever” on the www.halloweencomicfest.com website, where fans can upload their photos of themselves in costume for a chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of a $500 shopping spree at the comic shop of their choice. Complete contest details will be announced next month.

Designed to celebrate comic shops as happening Halloween destinations and reach new customers, Halloween ComicFest helps retailers and the entire industry springboard into the end of the year holiday selling season. In the August issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, retailers will find complete details on how to participate, including the specially published comics and mini-comics and promotional items available to order for the event.

Consumers are encouraged to check out www.halloweencomicfest.com over the coming months for more information on the event and local retailer activities.

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ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST—Celebrating its second year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the weekend before Halloween and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween themed comic books, products and merchandise. From zombies, vampires, monsters and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun!

© 2013 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Halloween ComicFest, PREVIEWS, and its logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

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