June’s PREVIEWS Begins a New Era for DC Entertainment’s Suicide Squad with Rob Williams, Jim Lee, and Philip Tan

The June edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on May 25th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning August 2016.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: The Suicide Squad is back in action in a new DC Entertainment series from Rob Williams, Jim Lee, and Philip Tan.

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ON OUR BACK COVER: A new story arc begins in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga from Image Comics.

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June PREVIEWS Features

Video Game Month — PREVIEWS celebrates Video Game Month, looking at the comic books, graphic novels, and merchandise inspired by hit game franchises like Halo, The Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, and many more.

On The Flip Side — As part of Video Game Month, PREVIEWS talks to VIZ Media Senior Editorial Director Beth Kawasaki about publishing the 10-volume Legend of Zelda manga series and the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past collection.

Gems of the Month — June’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: anti-government separatists struggle for power in Dark Horse Comics’ Briggs Land from Brian Wood and Mack Chater; Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr. team up on the Dark Knight in DC Entertainment’s All-Star Batman; the powerful memoir from Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), March, comes to a conclusion in IDW Publishing’s graphic novel; Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips take their crime comics in a new direction in Image Comics’s Kill or Be Killed; and Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca’s tale of the Dark Lord of the Sith comes to its conclusion in Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader #25.

catBUZZPREVIEWS takes a look at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this August, including a cosmic turning point in Brian Michael Bendis and Davis Marquez’s Civil War II #5 from Marvel Comics; Raina Telgemeier spins a powerful tale of two sisters and the supernatural in her Graphix graphic novel, Ghosts; NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tackles a literary legend in Titan Comics’ Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook, continuing the story of his acclaimed mystery novel; a classic 1970s sci-fi series returns in Dynamite Entertainment’s Battlestar Galactica; Jeffrey Brown introduces young readers to two surprising new heroes in his illustrated novel, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal; Dark Horse Comics continues their line of Game of Thrones products with a Stannis Baratheon figure; Diamond Select Toys introduces a new collectibles line with the Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates; and many more products you have 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! Ted Kord is back in action on the Blue Beetle Red Heather T-Shirt, Judge Dredd has some thoughts on this autumn’s presidential election on the 2000AD: Judge Dredd: “Democracy Isn’t Working” Black T-Shirt, Red Sonja carries a trophy on the Red Sonja: “Severed Head” Red T-Shirt, and many other products that you can find only through PREVIEWS.

Indie Edge PREVIEWS talks to Gordon Rennie about his work on Rebellion’s 2000 AD and Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor, as well as his forthcoming series, Dishonored.

Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, 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 25th with the cover price of just $3.99.


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