Published on October 25th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Diamond Announces Contents of the Nov 2014 PREVIEWS and 2015 Price Reduction
The November edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on October 29th. November’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 January 2015.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: Al Simmons, the original Spawn, returns as Image Comics’ Spawn celebrates its landmark 250th issue with a cover by Greg Capullo (Batman) and Todd McFarlane!
ON OUR BACK COVER: A bold new era for the Man of Steel — a new costume and new powers — dawns in 2015 as Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr.’s run on Superman continues!
The November PREVIEWS Features
Classic Comic Strip Month — PREVIEWS takes a look back at the comic strips that have graced American newspapers for a century and a half and the influence they have had on comic books and narrative storytelling with this month’s special focus on comic strip reprints!
On The Flip Side — The second volume of Representative John Lewis’s (D-GA) autobiographical memoir of the Civil Rights Movement, March, is offered by Top Shelf Productions in November’s PREVIEWS, and we talk with the Represenative and collaborators about the Civil Rights Movement and the book itself!
Gems of the Month — November’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: Dark Horse Comics’ Conan/Red Sonja #1, the long-awaited crossover between the two heroes of the Hyborean Age from Gail Simone and Jim Zub; DC Entertainment’s Superman #38 establishes the new status quo for the Man of Steel in 2015; IDW Publishing’s Zombies Vs. Robots #1 relaunches Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood’s sci-fi/horror concept; Image Comics’ Casanova: Acedia #1 brings Matt Fraction’s time-lost super-thief to Hollywood where he has to figure who he is; and Marvel Comics’ Uncanny Avengers #1, a relaunch of the team in the wake of Avengers & X-Men: Axis from Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna!
Splash — PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products arriving in January! Marvel Comics launches a new weekly series, Wolverines, with its first story arc by Charles Soule and Nick Bradshaw. Dynamite Entertainment brings some of King Features’ classic comic strip characters to comics with a new project that includes Prince Valiant, Mandrake the Magician, Flash Gordon, and more. Valiant Entertainment travels through the fourth dimension in Ivar, Timewalker, while four young women discover that their part-time amusement park jobs might be much more in Oni Press’ Part Time Princesses. Plus, there’s a PREVIEWS-exclusive Green Lantern bust bank from Monogram. All these, plus much more!
Indie Edge — Craig Yoe, a producer of coffee-table books of vintage comics and comic book art for IDW Publishing, talks to PREVIEWS about his career his favorite projects, upcoming works, 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! King Features’ The Ghost Who Walks stars on The Phantom: “With Devil” Silver T-Shirt. Fear the night with the Moon Knight: “Weapon Throw” Charcoal T-Shirt and know life without fear with the Daredevil Red Heather T-Shirt. Be sure to order these shirts 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 November edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, October 29th with a cover price of just $4.50.
Starting with its January 2015 issue, Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly, 500-plus page PREVIEWS catalog will carry a new, lower SRP of $3.99 the average price of a standard monthly comic book.
“Now you can read the storylines of hundreds of upcoming comics and graphic novels, and learn about the new toys and merchandise coming to comic book shops—all for one low price of $3.99!” said PREVIEWS Editor, Marty Grosser. “PREVIEWS has always been ‘the comic shop’s catalog’ and now it’s cheaper than ever to learn what’s at comic shops!”
Now in its twenty-seventh year, PREVIEWS is Diamond’s monthly catalog for comic book specialty shops. Each issue lists items that are generally scheduled to arrive in comic shops approximately two months in the future with preview text, cover art, photos and illustrations of the upcoming products. In addition to upcoming listings for comic books and graphic novels from major publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics, PREVIEWS also features products from small press and independent publishers such as BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Oni Press, and Valiant Entertainment, as well as a wealth of books, magazines, trading cards, apparel, toys, games, and many more products.
Comic shop customers can use PREVIEWS to place their monthly comic book and graphic novel orders with their local comic book shop, as well as place special orders for additional merchandise items they want to purchase.
The January PREVIEWS (Item Code: NOV140001J) is offered in the November PREVIEWS Order Form and will be on sale in comic book shops on December 24.