Celebrate 15 Years of Image’s The Walking Dead in August’s PREVIEWS

Image Comics Invites Fans to Celebrate 15 Years of The Walking Dead on October 13th

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 25, 2018) — The August edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops and digitally on August 1st and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2018.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment celebrates The Walking Dead‘s 15th anniversary on October 13th, and The Walking Dead Day will feature exclusive products, swag, and blind bag variants for fans to snag at participating comic shops.

ON OUR BACK COVER: Coinciding with the debut of the new season on BBC America, Doctor Who returns to Titan Comics with a new series, Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor, starring a new Doctor and created by a new, all-women creative team.

The August PREVIEWS Features

D.I.Y./How to Draw Month — Comic Books have long been a prime example of the Do-It-Yourself or D.I.Y. spirit. The tools of the trade may have changed over the years, but the constants involved in the creation of comics are still the most important: Hard Work, Determination, and Talent.

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

  • BOOM! Studios’ Adventure Time Season 11 #1
  • Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 and The Whispering Dark #1
  • DC Entertainment’s The Books of Magic #1 and Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: The Witching
    Hour #1
  • Dynamite Entertainment’s Mars Attacks! #1
  • IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle #1-5
  • Image Comics’ Blackbird #1 and Dead Rabbit #1
  • Marvel Comics’ Shuri #1

catBUZZPREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming out in the months ahead. This October, Morlun and the Inheritors return in force to destroy Spider-Man and his allies in Christos Gage, Dan Slott, and Jorge Molina’s Spider-Geddon for Marvel Comics. Plus, IDW Publishing takes readers on a journey of horror and suspense in Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle; Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá reteam for Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion; Dynamite Entertainment’s Mars Attacks brings the “ack ack ack ack!” back to comics in a new series based on the fan-favorite Topps trading cards; the Land of Ooo rebuilds after the Great Gum War as BOOM! Studios continues Adventure Time beyond the series finale in Adventure Time Season 11; Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel reveal the magical world hidden within Los Angeles in Image Comics’ Blackbird; Junji Ito’s acclaimed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein comes to North American readers in VIZ Media’s Frankenstein; Tweeterhead recreates Catwoman’s classic pre-Crisis look for the stunning DC Super Powers: Catwoman 1/6-Scale Maquette; Diamond Select Toys returns to the 23rd-century with the Star Trek Movie Select figures, based on J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness; and many more products fans and collectors have to look forward to this autumn.

Toy Talk — On the catalog’s flip side, PREVIEWS talks to designer Brian Bradfield about how he got into the industry and what it’s like to work with the Minimates platform.

Indie Edge PREVIEWS talks to Jonathan Maberry, the award-winning horror writer and anthologist, about his work in comics, including IDW Publishing’s V-Wars (soon to be a television series), as well as his upcoming novel.

Editor’s Note PREVIEWS editor Marty Grosser talks about celebrating his 30th-anniversary at Diamond and 30 years of working on PREVIEWS, as well as his plans for the (just finished) San Diego Comic Con.

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

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