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Diamond, Beast Kingdom Take the Checkered Flag with the New PX Lightning McQueen Statue

Get ready, get set, and go down to your local comic book shop, and see the new Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom Cars 3 Lightning McQueen PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Statue.

The biggest Pixar and Disney fans will be overjoyed with the release of Beast Kingdom’s largest Lightning McQueen statue! Standing almost 4’ tall, this stunning statue is expertly crafted to join together the workmanship expected of a valuable collector’s item with the charm of the Lightning McQueen. This exquisite piece is finished off with a specialty automotive coating applied via a high-quality delicate coloring technique.

This fantastic statue is featured in the September issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. It will carry a suggested retail price of $6400.00, and will be available in stores late January 2018.

  • CARS 3 LS-051 LIGHTING MCQUEEN PX STATUE (SEP172705)

Diamond, Medicom Return to Gotham City With a PREVIEWS Exclusive Dark Knight Rises Figure

The Dark Knight rises from Gotham to the shelves of your local comic book store once again with the release of Diamond Comics and Medicom’s new MAFEX Batman Ver.3.0 PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Figure.

This brand new and stunningly detailed figure of Christian Bale’s Caped Crusader stands at 6 ½” tall and features an all new sculpt. Insanely posable for maximum action, this Batman comes with three facial expressions, two riffles, a grapnel gun, a trusty Batarang, and multiple sets of hands to display him as you best prefer.

This PREVIEWS Exclusive figure featured in the September issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, and it will carry suggested retail prices of $75.99.  This Medicom figure will be available in stores late June 2018.

  • DARK KNIGHT RISES BATMAN PX MAF EX VER 3.0, $75.99 (SEP172775)

Diamond, Beast Kingdom’s Spider-Man Homecoming Previews Exclusive Figure

Spider-Man swings into your local comic shop with the release of two new Diamond Comics and Beast Kingdom Spider-Man Homecoming PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Figures.

The Spider-Man Homecoming diorama figure is a stunning new 12 1/2” tall, featuring Peter Parker in his homemade suit.

With careful attention to detail, the figure also includes character specific details such as a newspaper and Spidey’s backpack. The action figure is a stunning take on Peter wearing the Spider-Man suit gifted to him by Tony Stark. Standing 6” tall, the figure features raised spider web detailing on the suit, 8 interchangeable hands, and over 30 points of articulation to create the perfect Peter pose.

These PREVIEWS Exclusive items are featured in the September issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. They will carry suggested retail prices of $126.00 and $80.00 respectively., and will be available in stores late March 2018.

  • SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING EA-029 SPIDER-MAN PX STATUE, $126.00 (SEP172831)
  • SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING EAA-051 SPIDER-MAN PX AF, $80.00 (SEP172832)

Previews Exclusive One:12 Collective Ascending Knight Batman Action Figure

Every Knight has a beginning and the One:12 Collective‘s Batman starts here. Batman: Ascending Knight is part of a trilogy: A beginning, a middle and an end.

The Ascending Knight is Batman in his first year; designed to be contemporary but still have a first appearance feel. The design pays homage to Batman as he first appeared in Detective Comics. The shape of his cowl, the shorter gloves and the smaller symbol on his chest are all inspired by his original debut in the comics.

The One:12 Collective Batman: Ascending Knight features: An alternate unmasked head, a One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation featuring hand painted, autentic detailing. Batman stands over 6″ tall and comes with seven interchangable hands and plenty of acessories!

Previews is getting an exclusive variant of the figure which you’ll have to order from your local comic shop and will cost $85. You can pre-order your own from Things From Another World.

 

 

 

 

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Diamond, Icon Heroes Debut a Wondrous Assortment of PREVIEWS Exclusive Wonder Woman Collectibles

The Princess of Themyscira arrives in comic shops near you with a new collection as Diamond and Icon Heroes present three PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Wonder Woman Collectibles.

Fans of the upcoming film will be impressed with the intricate detail used to mold and hand-paint the 8” tall statue and 7” tall bust of Gal Gadot in her Amazonian warrior armor. To accompany these items, and to help fans battle against hard-to-open mail, a 7” long golden sword letter opener based of Diana’s weapon in the film will also be available.

These PREVIEWS Exclusive items are featured in the June issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The letter opener will carry a suggested retail price of $25, while the statue and bust will carry retails values of $55 and $60 respectively. All three items will be available in stores mid-August 2017.

  • WONDER WOMAN MOVIE WONDER WOMAN PX STATUE (JUN172823)
  • WONDER WOMAN MOVIE WONDER WOMAN PX BUST  (JUN172824)
  • WONDER WOMAN MOVIE SWORD PX LETTER OPENER (JUN172825)

Fans are encouraged to their local comic book specialty shop to pre-order their own Wonder Woman film collectibles.

Diamond, Mighty Fine Keep Star Wars Close With Previews Exclusive 40th Anniversary Opening Crawl Scarves

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Diamond and Mighty Fine are proud to release three new lightweight Previews Exclusive (PX) opening crawl scarves to a comic shop near you.

Did you feel something missing without the classic opening crawl in Rogue One?  Fans of the classic Star Wars film series can now keep the opening crawls of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi close with the release of this silk scarf collection by Mighty Fine.

These fashionable PREVIEWS Exclusive scarves are featured in the June issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog.  The scarves featuring the crawls for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will carry a suggested retail price of $21.99, while the A New Hope scarf and lapel pin set will retail for $24.99.  The scarf collection will ship to stores in late September 2017.

  • SW EP4 40TH ANN OPENING CRAWL PX GID SCARF W/LAPEL PIN (JUN173316)
  • SW EPISODE 5 OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARF (JUN173317)
  • SW EPISODE 6 OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARF (JUN173318)

 

Diamond Announces 2017 San Diego Comic-Con PREVIEWS Exclusives

Diamond Comic Distributors is offering over 20 extremely limited PREVIEWS exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. The list includes variants of several popular Marvel titles, including Secret Empire, Star Wars, and All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, a new 2018 The Walking Dead calendar just in time for the new season on AMC, a slew of Diamond Select Toys items, and more! Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview the items at the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.

For more information and to pick up a one-sheet listing retailers on the show floor where you can purchase our SDCC PREVIEWS Exclusives, make sure to visit the Diamond PREVIEWS Booth #2401.

SDCC 2017 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #17

(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Hendry Prasetya (CA) Peter Nguyen

The next Power Rangers epic starts here! The Power Rangers are finally reunited, but can things ever be the same? (MAR178669) Limited to 3,000 copies.

 

SDCC 2017 BETTIE PAGE #1 LINSNER VARIANT

(W) David Avallone (A) Colton Worley (CA) Joseph Michael Linsner

She’s more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she’s sweeter than Honey West. She put the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth:  her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have been declassified.  Dynamite, David Avallone and Colton Worley are proud to present The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, in handy comic book form. (MAR178681) Limited to 2,000 copies.

SDCC 2017 MOONSTRUCK #1 VARIANT

(W) Grace Ellis (A) Shae Beagle, Kate Leth (CA) Shae Beagle

A NEW ONGOING SERIES from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist KATE LETH!  Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes! But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie’s dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who’s going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world?? These questions and more will be answered in MOONSTRUCK, coming July 19 from Image Comics. (MAR178671) Limited to 3,000 copies.

SDCC 2017 WALKING DEAD 2018 CALENDAR WITH PX WD #1 VAR

(W) Robert Kirkman  (A) Tony Moore (CA) Charlie Adlard

ROBERT KIRKMAN’s THE WALKING DEAD is one of the most popular comics of all time. Show off your love of THE WALKING DEAD all year long with the new 2018 calendar featuring images from the comic, as drawn by artist CHARLIE ADLARD. (MAR178672) Limited to 5,000 copies.

SDCC 2017 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 B&W VAR

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Chris Samnee (CA) Chris Samnee

Star-Lord has been sailing the radio waves of the galaxy for years, keeping up with the one piece of Earth he could never quite leave behind. Guest artist Chris Samnee joins writer Gerry Duggan to check into Peter Quill’s sonic conquests!

Rated T+ (MAR178674) Limited to 5,000 copies.

SDCC 2017 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1 MINIMATES VAR

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Barry Bradfield

Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn’t that. This is a DIFFERENT time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic (A.K.A. the creators behind DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) have reunited for ANOTHER tale of Deadpool taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! It’s gonna hurt him more than it hurts you…and you’re gonna love it! Parental Advisory. (MAR178675) Limited to 5,000 copies.

SDCC 2017 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 MINIMATES VAR 

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Barry Bradfield

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD! The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaded “Parker Luck”. Rated T (MAR178676) Limited to 5,000 copies.

SDCC 2017 SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 9) SE MINIMATES VAR

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Barry Bradfield

They thought they were safe! They thought they could handle anything that was thrown against them! But the united heroes of the Marvel Universe never reckoned on the dread power that Steve Rogers would unleash! THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AMAZE YOU! Rated T+ (MAR178677) Limited to 5,000 copies.

SDCC 2017 STAR WARS #33 B&W VAR

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Mike Mayhew
The Hero of the Rebellion & the Princess of the Revolution! Luke and Leia finally get some time alone. Unfortunately, it’s stranded on a desert island. Rated T (MAR178678) Limited to 5,000 copies.

 

SDCC 2017 BATMAN BEYOND BATMAN RESIN BUST

The future is now, as the next Batman, Terry McGinnis, travels back in time to be the next exclusive bust in the DC Animated Universe bust line! Limited to only 850 pieces, this 6” bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168438) Limited to 850 pieces.

SDCC 2017 BATMAN BEYOND BATMAN VARIANT RESIN BUST

The future is now, as the next Batman, Terry McGinnis, travels back in time to be the next exclusive bust in the DC Animated Universe 6” bust line! Limited to only 450 pieces, this limited unmasked variant comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168439) Limited to 450 pieces.

SDCC 2017 JLA ANIMATED SERIES FLASH RESIN BUST

Add to your Justice League with this exclusive 6” bust of the team’s scarlet speedster, the Flash! Limited to only 650 pieces, this bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168436) Limited to 650 pieces.

SDCC 2017 JLA ANIMATED SERIES FLASH VARIANT RESIN BUST

Add to your Justice League with this exclusive 6” bust of the team’s scarlet speedster, the Flash! This exclusive edition captures Flash at faster-than-light speeds, and is cast in a translucent material to simulate a speed effect. Limited to only 650 pieces, this bust comes in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168437) Limited to 650 pieces.

SDCC 2017 MARVEL GALLERY DEADPOOL VARIANT PVC FIG

The Marvel Universe’s deadliest assassin is ready for his next team-up with this exclusive PVC Diorama! Wearing his X-Men colors, Deadpool leaps from a portal with his twin katanas flashing, and this 10” diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel. Limited to 4200 pieces. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168441) Limited to 4,200 pieces.

SDCC 2017 MARVEL GALLERY SUPERIOR IRON MAN PVC FIG

Our Marvel Gallery Iron Man PVC just got an upgrade! As seen in the Superior Iron Man comic book series, Tony Stark wears his gleaming white armor as he rises into the air on his boot jets. This 11.5” diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel, and is limited to 2500 pieces. Sculpted by Mat Brouillard. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168442) Limited to 2,100 pieces.

SDCC 2017 DARK TOWER MONSTER VINIMATE 

The highly anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series now has an ultra-secret Vinimates vinyl figure! This 4” figure of one of the creatures from the film features an articulated neck for different posing options, and comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168448) Limited to 1,500 pieces.

SDCC 2017 FORBIDDEN PLANET ROBBY WITH BLASTER VINIMATE

From the Forbidden Planet comes one of the most advanced robots of all time: Robby the Robot! This exclusive 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure holds a blaster pistol, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 2000 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168446) Limited to 2,000 pieces.

SDCC 2017 GHOSTBUSTERS GID SLIMER VINIMATE

Is he friend or foe? Whichever he is, he glows! The Ghostbusters get their little buddy with this exclusive new Vinimates vinyl figure of Slimer! Cast in an exclusive glow-in-the-dark material, Slimer stands approximately 4 inches tall on his stand, and comes package in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168445) Limited to 1,500 pieces.

SDCC 2017 IRON GIANT VARIANT VINIMATE

The Iron Giant is cosplaying for SDCC! This exclusive 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure features the Iron Giant with his famous “S” chest emblem, striking a heroic pose straight out of the classic animated film, and his articulated neck allows you to further customize that pose. Figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys product! (DEC168447) Limited to 1,500 pieces.

SDCC 2017 DC REBIRTH HARLEY QUINN BOOMBOX PX STATUE

Based on the variant cover of Harley Quinn #1 comes this amazing polystone statue of the Maid of Mischief.  Measuring almost 8 inches tall with boombox, each statue is individually numbered, hand painted, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. (JAN178423) Limited to 2,500 pieces.

SDCC 2017 POP POWER RANGERS MEGAZORD 6IN VINYL FIG 

From Funko comes the POP! Power Rangers Megazord! Stands 6″ tall and come packaged in a window box for easy display.  (DEC168629) Limited to 8,000 pieces.

Diamond Reveals Two New PREVIEWS Exclusive Star Wars Action Figures

Get ready to crush General Leia’s Resistance at comic shops as Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom offer more selections from their line of PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Egg Attack Action Figures.

You’ll be able to build your own First Order army with these highly mobile Storm Trooper figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Artists designed both figures to be true to the film: they’re equipped with the standard First Order blaster pistol, as well as a repeating blaster. Both Stormtroopers come with removable vests and three sets of interchangeable hands for enhanced customization.

These two PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are featured in the February issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The Megablaster Heavy Assault Trooper and Riot Control Trooper both have a suggested retail price of $80, and will be available in stores early April 2017.

  • STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS MEGABLASTER HEAVY ASSAULT TROOPER PX AF (FEB173057)
  • STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS RIOT CONTROL STORMTROOPER PX AF (FEB173058)

Fans can pre-order their own Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Action Figures at their local comic book specialty shop to make sure they are ready for war with their own First Order army. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

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Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Covers the January 2017 PREVIEWS

The January edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops on December 28th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning March 2017.

ON THE FRONT COVER: P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton bring an acclaimed and award-winning Neil Gaiman novel to comics in Dark Horse Comics’ American Gods: Shadows.

ON THE BACK COVER: IDW Publishing celebrates the National Book Award won by March, the graphic novel autobiography about the Civil Rights Movement by Representative John Lewis (D-GA).

The January PREVIEWS Features

Free Comic Book Day — Free Comic Book Day returns in 2017, and this month’s PREVIEWS unveils the Gold and Silver Sponsor books as well as the Commemorative Artist t-shirt by The Fairly Odd-Parents‘ Butch Hartman and the Commemorative Artist poster by Black Panther: World of Wakanda‘s Afua Richardson.

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.

Draw Your Own Hero Contest — To get readers in the mood for PREVIEWS‘ “How to Draw Month,” PREVIEWS is running a contest in January where readers can create their own super-hero and potentially win a prize pack of How to Draw books.

On The Flip Side — A new era begins for X-O Manowar in March as Valiant Entertainment’s launch title relaunches with a new direction, and PREVIEWS talks with Valiant publisher Fred Pierce about what readers can expect from the new X-O Manowar and where the series is going.

Gems of the Month — January’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:

  • Dark Horse Comics’ American Gods: Shadows #1 and Rebels: These Free and Independent States #1
  • DC Entertainment’s Batwoman #1 and Savage Things #1
  • IDW Publishing’s Ghostbusters 101 #1
  • Image Comics’ Afar OGN and Royal City #1
  • Marvel Comics’ Iron Fist #1

catBUZZPREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming in March, including Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones’ America from Marvel Comics, an ongoing series starring fan-favorite character America Chavez of the Young Avengers and Ultimates. Plus, Jeff Lemire explores a family’s secrets and pain in Image Comics’ Royal City; the original Ghostbusters meet the Ghostbusters of 2016 in IDW Publishing’s multiverse-spanning adventure Ghostbusters 101; Art Baltazar and Franco revisit Little Archie as part of Archie Comics’ one-shot specials month; the world of Kim Newman’s best-selling horror/alternate history series Anno Dracula comes to comics in Titan Comics’ new series; Diamond Select Toys’ unleashes the power of Thor from Walt Simonson’s legendary run with their Marvel Milestones: Armored Thor Resin Statue; and HEROCROSS brings the Star Wars Hybrid Metal Figuration line of action figures to American shores.

Indie Edge PREVIEWS talks to Anthony Del Col about his upcoming book Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie from Dynamite Entertainment as well as his work on IDW Publishing’s Kill Shakespeare, plus the comics that he’s reading and enjoying today.

New Look for 2017 —Beginning this month, PREVIEWS sports a new cover stock, an updated cover design, and new page layouts, giving the comic industry’s venerable catalog a new look for the new year.

Plus: Staff Picks, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!

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