The May edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly
PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops on May 31st and features comic books, graphic novels, toys,
and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning August 2017.
ON THE FRONT COVER: The Justice League faces unimaginable threats from the Dark Multiverse in
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s new DC Entertainment event, Dark Nights: Metal.
Manga Month — In June, PREVIEWS celebrates Manga and Anime with a look at the many varieties of
manga available from comics and graphic novel publishers as well as anime-inspired products in the
Gems of the Month — June’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:
Dark Horse Comics’ Halo: Rise of Atriox #1 and Mr. Higgins Comes Homes
DC Entertainment’s Dark Nights: Metal #1 and Mister Miracle #1
IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1-5 and First Strike #1-2
Image Comics’ Mage: The Hero Denied #1 and Redlands #1
Marvel Comics’ Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #1
On The Flip Side — 2017 marks the 20th-anniversary of Pokémon, and PREVIEWS provides readers a
guide to the Pokémon franchise and a reading guide to VIZ Media’s best-selling Pokémon manga.
PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming
out in the months ahead.
Marvel Comics kicks off their Generations event in August, joining today’s
heroes with yesterday’s, with Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor from Jason Aaron and
Mahmud Asrar in a story that sees two Gods of Thunder battle Apocalypse in ancient days. Plus, IDW
Publishing unleashes a new Hasbro event as COBRA invades Cybertron in First Strike, Matt Wagner
returns to his beloved urban fantasy Mage in Image Comics’ Mage: The Hero Denied, Mike Mignola pens
an original vampire graphic novel for Dark Horse in Mr. Higgins Comes Home, pop culture’s top two
felines meet and snark in Dynamite Entertainment’s Grumpy Cat/Garfield, Diamond Select Toys
introduces an eagerly-awaited new license with the Kingdom Hearts Select Action Figures, and Playmobil
introduces the Playmobil Ghostbusters sets. Fans and collectors have these products and many more to
look forward to this summer.
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!
With the Marvel Universe in the grip of Captain America’s Secret Empire, the Marvel: Captain America
Hydra Black T-Shirt shows Captain America’s shield tarnished by Hydra! The Marvel: Gems Info Black T-
Shirt offers a guide to the Infinity Gems, and the Marvel: Gwen Hood Pink Foil/Turquoise T-Shirt shows
one of Marvel’s most popular new characters. These and many other shirts can only be found through
PREVIEWS and your local comic shop.
PREVIEWS talks to Bill Willingham, the legendary writer of DC/Vertigo’s Fables, about his
new projects from Dynamite Entertainment (The Greatest Adventure) and Devil’s Due/1First Comics
(Lark’s Killer), as well as the books he enjoys and recommends. Plus: Staff Picks, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!
All this awaits you in the June edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or
specialty store on Wednesday, May 31st with the regular cover price of just $3.99.