MURPHY's BATMAN and SKROCE's MAESTRO Cover Stories Of Upcoming PREVIEWS Catalog

Steve Skroce
Credit: Steve Skroce (Image Comics)
Credit: Sean Murphy (DC Comics)

Press Release

The August edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops on July 26th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2017.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: A cured Joker is determined to save Gotham City from the depredations of Batman in Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight from DC Entertainment.

ON OUR BACK COVER: The exiled son of the Wizard King inherits his father's throne — and the enemies that assassinated the royal family — in Steve Skroce's new fantasy for Image Comics, Maestros.
The August PREVIEWS Features

From the Archives — PREVIEWS celebrates the history of comic strips by spotlighting comic strip collections throughout this month's catalog.

Gems of the Month — August's PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:
•    Dark Horse Comics' Only the End of the World Again HC and Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1
•    DC Entertainment's Batman Lost #1 and Batman: White Knight #1
•    IDW Publishing's Black Crown Quarterly #1 and Star Trek: Discovery #1
•    Image Comics' The Family Trade #1 and Maestros #1
•    Marvel Comics' The Mighty Thor #700

On The Flip Side — PREVIEWS talks to IDW Publishing's Scott Dunbier, Dean Mullaney, and Craig Yoe about their work preserving classic comic strips for the Library of American Comics.

catBUZZ — PREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming out in the months ahead. This October, Peter Parker's life changes in Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen's Amazing Spider-Man #789 from Marvel Comics. Plus, IDW Publishing kicks off their Black Crown imprint with Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler's Kid Lobotomy, Jeff Lemire expands his Black Hammer universe in Dark Horse Comics' Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil, Archie Comics collects their Riverdale comics in Riverdale Volume 1, BOOM! Studios brings Rugrats to comics, the Lumberjanes star in their first original novel by Mariko Tamaki for Amulet Books, Eaglemoss launches a new Batman: The Animated Series figurine collection, and the Phantasm joins Funko's POP! Batman: The Animated Series figure line. Fans and collectors have these products and many more to look forward to this autumn.

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! A classic Todd McFarlane image of Spider-Man graces the Marvel: "Spidey Think" Red Foil/Black T-Shirt, Wolverine instills fear on the Marvel: "Wolvie Fear" Silver Foil/Black T-Shirt, and Darth Vader cuts an imposing figure on the Star Wars: "Vader Bust" Red Glow-in-the-Dark/Black T-Shirt. These and many other shirts can only be found through PREVIEWS and your local comic shop!

Indie Edge — PREVIEWS talks to Llexi Leon, the writer of Heavy Metal's new Iron Maiden comic book and the creator of IDW Publishing's Eternal Descent, about his work with Phantom Music Management and in the music industry as well as the comic book projects he's working on and the comics he enjoys reading.

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

All this awaits you in the August edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, July 26th with the regular cover price of just $3.99.

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