Diamond Comic Distributors is offering eleven extremely limited PREVIEWS exclusive comic books for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, taking place July 19 through July 23. The list includes several popular Marvel titles, including X-Men, Moon Knight, and Blade, as well as an assortment of titles from Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Titan Comics, and Opus Comics. Comic-Con attendees can preview the items at Diamond’s PREVIEWS Booth #2401 and purchase from their local comic book specialty store.
Comic book retailers can purchase the 2023 San Diego PREVIEWS exclusives online via Diamond’s New to Order. Orders are due June 26, 2023. Retailers can sign up to receive New to Order emails and be among the first to receive exclusive announcements. Exclusives will begin shipping to stores following the convention and may be put on sale by retailers immediately upon receipt.
SDCC 2023 FISHFLIES #1
Jeff Lemire (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth) brings you a new tale of small-town surrealist horror in this special extra-length debut issue! When a brutal and violent crime puts the life of an innocent teenage boy in the balance, it sets off a chain of events in bucolic Bell River, Ontario that will permanently change several residents’ lives. And as the manhunt heats up, a lonely girl named Franny Fox will form an unlikely friendship with a fugitive that leads them on an odyssey of discovery and redemption. (APR238459) Limited to 2,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 RADIANT PINK TP VOL 01
When video game streamer and secret superhero Eva is invited to the biggest charity stream event of the year, she sees her chance to use her platform for good. But when a surprise attack sends her hurtling across dimensions, Eva will have to rely on everything she has to make it home in one piece. Streaming superstar MEGHAN CAMARENA and MELISSA FLORES (THE DEAD LUCKY) are joined by third-generation comic artist EMMA KUBERT (INKBLOT) for a universe-hopping thrillride from the world of RADIANT BLACK! RADIANT PINK is a Massive-Verse series. Collects RADIANT PINK #1-5. (APR238458) Limited to 500 copies.
SDCC 2023 SWAN SONGS #1
W. MAXWELL PRINCE (ICE CREAM MAN, HAHA) continues his weird, winning one-shot formula with this all-new multi-artist project that explores the way things END…and also how they never really do. SWAN SONGS comprises stories about endings…The End of the World. The End of a Marriage. The End of a Sentence. The End of the End of the World! (Which I suppose one might consider the BEGINNING of a new world…) And along for the terminal ride are some of comics’ best and brightest artists! The first apocalyptic issue, “The End of the World,” is drawn by none other than THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH’s MARTIN SIMMONDS. Future artists for future endings include CASPAR WIJNGAARD (HOME SICK PILOTS), and FILIPE ANDRADE (The Many Deaths of Leila Star), with more to be announced. All things come to a close; these are the SWAN SONGS. (APR238457) Limited to 1,500 copies.
SDCC 2023 RED SONJA 2023 #1 B&W EXC VAR
Following directly from the pages of Red Sonja #0, the She-Devil finds herself on the run, framed for murder, and with an unseen force tugging at the back of her mind. Join Sonja as she races to unravel the mystery of “His Master’s Voice!” Written By Torunn Grønbekk and featuring art by Red Sonja superstar Walter Geovani (with colors by Omi Remalante, Jr.), this brand-new series dives deep into Sonja’s world, exploring the darkness of Hyboria like never before. And all this is wrapped up in an amazing series of covers: Shannon Maer, Jimmy Cheung, Alan Quah, Bryan Hitch, Joanie Brosas (Cosplay), Jenny Frison, and MANY more – including the Dynamite Debut of Bjorn Barends! (APR238514) Limited to 1,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 RED SONJA 2023 #1 EXC VAR
Following directly from the pages of Red Sonja #0, the She-Devil finds herself on the run, framed for murder, and with an unseen force tugging at the back of her mind. Join Sonja as she races to unravel the mystery of “His Master’s Voice!” Written By Torunn Grønbekk and featuring art by Red Sonja superstar Walter Geovani (with colors by Omi Remalante, Jr.), this brand-new series dives deep into Sonja’s world, exploring the darkness of Hyboria like never before. And all this is wrapped up in an amazing series of covers: Shannon Maer, Jimmy Cheung, Alan Quah, Bryan Hitch, Joanie Brosas (Cosplay), Jenny Frison, and MANY more – including the Dynamite Debut of Bjorn Barends! (APR238513) Limited to 2,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 BLADE #1 ELENA CASAGRANDE VAR
Marvel’s slickest vampire hunter returns in a brand new ongoing by Bryan Hill (KILLMONGER) and Elena Casagrande (BLACK WIDOW)! True evil is patient. And a dark, ancient power has been simmering quietly for centuries…and when Blade himself is the one to unknowingly unleash it, Marvel’s entire supernatural underworld will come out of hiding to demand he handle it. Or pay a pound of flesh for his mistakes. Bloodbaths, blackmail and Blade – you won’t want to miss the explosive first issue of this new volume! (APR238567) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 FALLEN FRIEND #1 CARMEN CARNERO VAR
THE HEART OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE HAS STOPPED BEATING. Kamala Khan died a hero’s death in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26, saving our entire universe. Come join the other heroes of the Marvel Universe, the creators of Ms. Marvel, and comic fans everywhere in honoring and remembering one of Marvel’s brightest stars! (APR238568) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 MOON KNIGHT CITY OF THE DEAD #1 VAR
THE DEBUT OF THE NEW SCARLET SCARAB! Following the events of Moon Knight #25! When a young runaway is attacked by a gang of death cultists, he is left barely alive outside the Midnight Mission. But Marc Spector made a vow long ago to defend the travelers of the night…and as long as a spark of life remains, his mission isn’t over yet. Follow Moon Knight on his most harrowing adventure yet, as the Fist of Khonshu journeys far beyond the land of the living – and battles across the mind-bending underworld known as the City of the Dead! (APR238569) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST DOOMSDAY #1
THE CATACLYSM THAT LEADS TO THE X-MEN’S DYSTOPIC FUTURE! Return to the future in a tale that reveals the events leading up to the timeless original DAYS OF FUTURE PAST story that’s inspired spin-offs, films and more! In a world where mutants are more than simply hated and feared, but not yet SLAIN and APPREHENDED, the assassination of Senator Kelly comes to pass, bringing with it the Mutant Control Act and SENTINELS on every corner. But with mutantkind on the back foot, what lengths will KATE PRYDE, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS, STORM, BANSHEE, ANGEL, CYCLOPS, PROFESSOR X and the rest of the X-MEN go to in order to find some way to survive? And what scheme of MAGNETO will bring about their ultimate DOOMSDAY? Witness the thirty-year descent into the dystopic future, replete with the previously untold deaths of key mutant characters, as we flesh out one of the most celebrated X-MEN timelines in its own series for the first time! (APR238570) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 CONAN BARBARIAN #1 EXC VAR
Robert E. Howard’s Conan is back in a new tale of bravery and heroism! CONAN THE BARBARIAN FCBD EDITION LEADS INTO THE DEBUT ISSUE! Years after the battle of Venarium, a weary CONAN returns to his homeland to seek rest and solitude. However, a mysterious scout rides in to warn the Cimmerians of an imminent threat on the march from the Pictish wilderness. Will CONAN and his new ally be able to hold off this new horde of invaders? (APR238515) Limited to 2,000 copies.
SDCC 2023 FRANK FRAZETTA TALES OF SCIENCE FANTASY #2
The quarterly anthology series returns, with each issue focusing on another masterpiece by the godfather of fantasy art, Frank Frazetta. In this story, inspired by the painting “Requiem for a Shark,” writer Aaron Gregory (Godzilla: Rage Across Time) and Swedish artist Henrik Jonsson (The Phantom) chronicle a family of villagers who find themselves captives on a ship