A Sneak Peek Look Inside the July 2010 Issue of Diamond’s ‘Previews Magazine’


From the press release

PREVIEWS Next: July Issue Spotlights DC’s Blackest Night #9-#10 and Image/Top Cow’s Artifacts #3

New issue arrives in comic shops June 23 and features products on sale beginning September 2010

(BALTIMORE, MD)(June 10, 2010) — The events of DC Comics’ best-selling Blackest Night comic series led to the start of the chart-topping story of Brightest Day, following 12 resurrected heroes and villains on their quest to find out why they’ve been given a second chance. The front cover of July’s PREVIEWS, the comic shops’ catalog, is dedicated to BRIGHTEST DAY #9 & #10, turning points for the 26-issue, bi-weekly series.

In these new chapters from fan-favorite creators Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, and Joe Prado, the resurrected now know their purpose, but what is their next move? Plus, readers will be introduced to a new character important to Brightest Day and the future of the DC Universe.

July PREVIEWS’ back cover features Image Comics/Top Cow Productions ARTIFACTS #3, the next chapter of Top Cow’s 13-issue max-series that promises to change the landscape of the entire Top Cow Universe by its conclusion. For this issue from writer Ron Marz and artist Michael Broussard, Witchblade-bearer Sara Pezzini and Darkness host Jackie Estacado have teamed to hunt down their missing daughter, while the story’s unseen villain continues to manipulate other characters in hopes of ending the world.

July PREVIEWS Editorial Features

Halloween in July

You’ve heard of Christmas in July. But what about Halloween? Doesn’t this holiday deserve a summer spotlight as well? PREVIEWS believes it does, and to prove it, this edition features several our annual Halloween mini-comics for giveaway on the ghoulish day, numerous pages of high-end costumes and gadgets trick-or-treaters will need, an interview with horror manga master Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D), and an abundance of great Halloween/horror-themed merchandise tagged with a special “Trick-or-Treat” icon. Look for all these products to be available in comic shops and other specialty stores this Halloween season.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Membership Drive

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) is an important organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book creators and other industry professionals. In July’s Order Forms, PREVIEWS readers and comic shop retailers alike are offered the chance to become CBLDF members and do their part in helping this worthwhile cause.


This month, Ron Marz, the longtime writer of Top Cow’s ongoing Witchblade series as well as the abovementioned Artifacts, shares his current comic reading list with us in our IndieEdge creator feature.

Sneak Peeks

In July, comic fans are given previews of Dark Horse Comics’ Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer #36 from writer Joss Whedon, DC/Vertigo’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less hardcover, and Image’s Skullkillers #1, Next Gen Warz #1, and the Liquid City Volume 2 original graphic novel.

Plus: Staff Picks, our Top 100 Comics and Bestseller Charts, and much more!

July PREVIEWS’ Hottest Items

July PREVIEWS Gems of the Month

The Gems of the Month from July’s catalog include: Dark Horse ComicsThe Terminator: 1984 #1 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer #36, DC/Vertigo’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less hardcover and DC Direct’s Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 2 Action Figures, IDW Publishing’s Machete #0, Image Comics The Walking Dead Compendium TP Volume 1 and Skullkickers #1, Marvel ComicsFantastic Four #583, and Wizard Entertainment’s Wizard #230.

July’s PREVIEWS Exclusives

This month, we’re offering a new batch of PREVIEWS Exclusives (PX), items you can only order through PREVIEWS, including the Thor: Nordic Armor Black T-Shirt, Wolverine: Wolvest Yellow T-Shirt, Spider-Man: Mary Jaane Skydiver Blue T-Shirt, Punisher: Eyes on Bullets Sand T-Shirt, Ghostbusters: Slime Face Glow-in-the-Dark White T-Shirt, Kingdom Hearts: Cover in Red Black T-Shirt, Star Wars: Vest E Boba Black T-Shirt, and the Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, and Flash Zip-Up Hoodies.

All this and more is waiting in the July issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, June 23rd at a cover price of $4.50. Ask your comic shop retailer on how you can qualify for a free issue. Pre-orders are due to your comic shop by July 10th for merchandise in this issue.

For a sneak peek at this issue’s Gems, Featured Items, and more head over to www.PREVIEWSworld.com.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.


ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS—the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, Diamond is based in Baltimore, MD, and services more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT PREVIEWS: PREVIEWS is a monthly “mag-a-log” (catalog and magazine) used by comic shop retailers and over 50,000 comic shop customers to pre-order comics, graphic novels, and other pop-culture merchandise. Items solicited in each catalog are schedule two months in advance. For more information, visit PREVIEWSworld.com.

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