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Friday, June 24, 2016

Diamond Announces the July 2016 PREVIEWS!

06.24.2016 – For those who are new to comics and unaware of the upcoming books for the following month, there’s this guide that is three months ahead of its release. Usually you can find these oversized and thick magazine at your nearest comic shops since all of them get their stock at Diamond Comics Distributors.

It’s the magazine called “Previews” that keeps everyone on track where the release date would be and if there are variant covers plus a whole lot more. It not only gives you the guide to what’s coming out three months ahead you can have your local shop let them know what you’re looking forward to when it gets released.

“Preview” magazine has been around since the 1990s keeping the shop and customer updated with the solicitation, which is three months ahead of its release. This usually is sold to customers but rarely will be available to anyone unless you let your comic shop dealer know that you’re interested.

The latest issue for July 2016 gives you an advance catalog on what’s going to be available that you can pre-order and by all means “Previews” is a resource that’s about to be available for you to check out next month.

The July edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on June 29th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning September 2016.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: The Doom Patrol is back in action in Gerard Way and Nick Derington's Doom Patrol from DC Entertainment's new Young Animal imprint.

ON OUR BACK COVER: Alex Ross provides a teaser image featuring Ms. Marvel, Nova, and Spider-Man for Marvel Comics' forthcoming Marvel Now. [See Cover Photo for this article]

The July PREVIEWS Features

Halloween in July —Though summer has barely begun, Halloween is just around the corner, and PREVIEWS looks at the creepy and crawly books that will bring you thrills and chills this autumn. On The Flip Side — As part of "Halloween in July," PREVIEWS talks to a variety of creators, including Cullen Bunn, Jim Zub, Syzmon Kudranski, Peter Milligan, and many more, about their favorite horror projects.

Gems of the Month — July's PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:

• Dark Horse Comics' Aliens: Life and Death and Hellboy and the BPRD: 1954: The Black Sun
• DC Entertainment's Doom Patrol and Trinity
• IDW Publishing's Revolution
• Image Comics' Seven to Eternity and Surgeon X
• Marvel Comics' Spider-Man/Deadpool #9

catBUZZ — PREVIEWS takes a look at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this September, including the long-awaited battle between Captain Marvel and Iron Man in Brian Michael Bendis and Davis Marquez's Civil War II #6 from Marvel Comics; the biggest crossover ever in IDW Publishing history happens in Revolution, drawing in the worlds of Transformers, G.I. Joe, ROM, and M.A.S.K.; former Vertigo editor Karen Berger edits Sara Kinney and John Watkiss' near-future medical thriller Surgeon X from Image Comics; some of western comics' top talents, including Scott Snyder and Gail Simone, contribute to the PREVIEWS exclusive Attack on Titan Anthology from Kodansha Comics; a world-weary immortal battles Merlin for Excalibur in Frank Cho's Skybourne from BOOM! Studios; Funko brings Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns to their fan-favorite POP! Vinyl series with a line exclusive to PREVIEWS; and many more products you have to look forward to in the waning days of summer.

Berkeley Breathed Interview — In a rare interview, Berkeley Breathed, the award-winning creator of Bloom County, talks exclusively to PREVIEWS about Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope, the forthcoming collection of his webcomic revival of the comic strip, from IDW Publishing.

Halloween Comic Fest — Halloween Comic Fest is coming to your local comic shop on October 29th, and this month PREVIEWS offers the free comics your local comic shop will have on the date, bundles of mini-comics to give out in your neighbor, and t-shirts and wristbands you can wear to show your love of comics this fall.

Indie Edge — PREVIEWS talks to Tyler Crook, the artist of Dark Horse Comics' Harrow County, about his work on comics ranging from The Sixth Gun to Harrow County as well as the scariest comic he's ever read.

Plus: Staff Picks, the month's Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!

All this awaits you in the July edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, June 29th with the cover price of just $3.99.

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