The January edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog, boasting a new editorial design to usher in the new year, arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on December 23rd and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning March 2016.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: Marty McFly is back with the time traveling DeLorean as IDW Publishing’s best-selling Back to the Future becomes an ongoing series.
ON OUR BACK COVER: The sci-fi horror franchises of 20th Century Fox return in a new cross franchise event that kicks off with the new Predator: Life and Death mini-series.
The January PREVIEWS Features
Free Comic Book Day — Free Comic Book Day celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016, and this month’s PREVIEWS unveils the Gold and Silver Sponsor books as well as the two Commemorative Artist t-shirts this year from Art Baltazar (Li’l Hellboy) and Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie).
How-to-Draw Month — Many PREVIEWS readers and comic book fans not only enjoy reading graphic literature, but want to learn all they can about the techniques and processes artists utilize to create comics and graphic novels. This month, PREVIEWS focuses on artistic tricks-of-the-trade, making it easy for aspiring artists to find how-to-draw books throughout this issue by marking them with a special icon.
On the Flipside — Daniel Clowes’ new graphic novel, Patience, is offered in this month’s catalog, and we talk to the creator about the long-awaited book.
Gems of the Month — January’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: a new crossover between the world of Aliens, Predator, and Prometheus kicks off in Dark Horse Comics’ Predator: Life and Death; Superman returns to full power and meets his predecessor from the pre-Flashpoint universe in DC Entertainment’s Superman #50; the worlds of some of your favorite franchises, including The X-Files and Transformers, go in different directions in IDW Publishing’s Deviations event; a woman’s infidelity turns dark and monstrous in Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez’s The Discipline from Image Comics; and the ’90s are back in force in Marvel Comics’ X-Men ’92 from Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and Alti Firmansyah.
catBUZZ — PREVIEWS monthly “Splash” feature is rebranded this month and continues to look at some of the blockbuster books and products coming out in the months ahead. This March, readers have Marvel Comics’ Avengers Standoff!: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha to look forward to; as well American Gothic Press’ Lost in Space revival; Titan Comics’ Independence Day, a prequel to the forthcoming film; Oni Press’ new fantasy, Another Castle; Roger Langridge’s singular take on Sherlock Holmes in BOOM! Studios’ The Baker Street Peculiars; Cryptozoic’s retro-styled, Fleischer Studios-influenced Superman Rescuing Lois Lane Statue; Surreal Entertainment’s PREVIEWS exclusive SHIELD: Carnage Containment Lava Lamp; and many more products you have to look forward to in the spring.
PREVIEWS Exclusive Apparel — Each month PREVIEWS offers comic book fans and pop culture aficionados a selection of t-shirts and other apparel that can only be found in your local comic shop! H.P. Lovecraft’s unspeakable evil rises on the Legends of Cthulhu Dark Heather T-Shirt, Adventure Time‘s top rock band hits the road with the Adventure Time: Scream Queens Nightosphere Tour Black T-Shirt, and the Deadpool logo is featured on New Era’s Marvel: Deadpool 39Thirty Flex Fit Cap. These and many other shirts can only be found through PREVIEWS.
Indie Edge — PREVIEWS talks to Sonny Liew, the artist of DC Entertainment’s Doctor Fate and the writer/artist of Pantheon Books’ The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, about his comics work, the books he’s reading, and his career in this month’s Indie Edge feature.
Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!
PREVIEWS goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, December 23rd.