Diamond Comics Announces What’s Inside the October 2014 Previews
October’s PREVIEWS Features a Hero’s Return in DC Entertainment’s Robin Rises Alpha
The October edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on September 24th. October’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 December 2014.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: Batman’s journey to Apokalips to recover his son’s body and restore Damian to life reaches its conclusion in DC Entertainment’s Robin Rises Alpha!
ON OUR BACK COVER: A signature character of the 1990s joins Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Select action figure line — Cable!
The October PREVIEWS Features
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Month — PREVIEWS wants to take you into worlds beyond imagination as we celebrate science-fiction and fantasy comics. Look throughout the catalog for the Sci-Fi & Fantasy icon for some of the best science-fiction and fantasy comics on the market today.
On The Flip Side — Fred Pierce of Valiant Entertainment talks to PREVIEWS about the growth of the Valiant Universe over the past two years and the future of the publisher, including the new mini-series The Valiant offered in this month’s catalog.
Gems of the Month — October’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics’ Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1, the tale of Hellboy’s first field mission with the B.P.R.D. by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Alex Maleev; DC Entertainment’s Superman: Earth One Volume 3, the next chapter in J. Michael Straczynski’s reimagining of the Man of Steel for the 21st-century; IDW Publishing’s Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1, a crossover mini-series co-published by BOOM! Studios in which Captain Kirk and the Enterprise discover a planet dominated by a simian civilzation; Image Comics’ Bitch Planet #1, Kelly Sue DeConnick’s “women in prisons” series that sees five women attempt to escape from the galaxy’s toughest prison; and Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man and the X-Men #1 in which the wallcrawler becomes the Jean Grey School’s newest guidance counselor.
Splash — PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this December! Spinning out of the events of Original Sin, there’s a new player on the cosmic stage in Angela: Asgard’s Assassin from Marvel Comics. A young girl befriends a Yeti in Roger Langridge’s Abigail and the Snowman from BOOM! Studios. There’s a new Attack on Titan boxed set from Kodansha Comics, and an original graphic novel, The Sculptor from Scott McCloud and :01 First Second. Plus, Medicom’s The Dark Knight Rises: Selina Kyle MAF EX Figure that’s available exclusively through PREVIEWS, and much more!
Indie Edge — Jeff Lemire, the creator of Essex County and The Underwater Welder, as well as the writer of DC Entertainment’s Justice League United, talked to PREVIEWS about his favorite projects, his new project The Valiant from Valiant Entertainment, and the books he’s reading!
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — This month PREVIEWS offers more exclusive apparel that can be found only at your comic shop! Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy and the Stark Industries logo from the Iron Man films star on two new t-shirts. Plus, John Constantine hangs out in a graveyard on a new shirt. Be sure to order these and many others 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 October edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, September 24th with a cover price of just $4.50.