TV-inspired comics in the spotlight in latest PREVIEWS, IDW’s new M.A.S.K. title in the spotlight

Previews 336 Front Cover
San Francisco is threatened by monsters that only Buffy Summers and her friends can defeat in Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11

The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalogue arrives in comic shops on 31st August and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2016. TV-inspired comics are part of the coverage, along with a look at Titan Comics upcoming Hammer Studios-inspired title The Mummy.

Previews 336 - Back Cover
A new vigilante stalks evil in Gotham City in Mother Panic, the new book from DC Entertainment’s DC’s Young Animal imprint

The September PREVIEWS Features

As Seen on TV — Television and comics have a long, intertwined history, and this month PREVIEWS looks at the comics inspired by television and the television inspired by comics.

On The Flip Side — As part of “As Seen on TV Month,” PREVIEWS talks to J.C. Vaughn and Mark L. Haynes about bringing Stargate Atlantis to comics in a brand-new series from American Mythology.

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

  • Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 and Ether
  • DC Entertainment’s Mother Panic and Super Powers
  • IDW Publishing’s M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and Optimus Prime
  • Image Comics’ A.D.: After Death and Frontier
  • Marvel Comics’ The Invincible Iron Man
The Mummy #1 Cover A - by John McCrea
The Mummy #1 Cover A – by John McCrea

catBUZZPREVIEWS takes a look at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this November, including a new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Mark Waid and Mike del Mundo‘s Avengers #1 from Marvel Comics. Plus, the Autobot leader stars in a brand-new solo series in IDW Publishing’s Optimus Prime, Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire explore the consequences of immortality in Image Comics’ A.D. After Death, Titan Comics teams with Britain’s legendary Hammer Studios for The Mummy; Gemstone continues their line of collecting reference books with The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Video Games; Ulises Farinas introduces readers to a new sword-and-sorcery hero in Oni PressMotro; Mezco continues their One:12 Collective line with a PREVIEWS exclusive deluxe Punisher figure; USAopoly takes you to King’s Landing with the Clue: Game of Thrones Edition Board Game; and many more products you have 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! Admiral Ackbar states the obvious on the Star Wars: “It’s a Trap” Sky Blue T-Shirt, Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks are plundered for the Vitruvian Joker Green T-Shirt, and the last of the Time Lords is in action on the Doctor Who: “Tenth Doctor Laser Beam” White T-Shirt that features artwork from Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comics. Refresh your wardrobe with these and many other products that you can find only through PREVIEWS.

Indie EdgePREVIEWS talks to Brandon Easton, the writer of IDW Publishing’s M.A.S.K. and Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven about his work and the comics he’s reading today.

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

• PREVIEWS Issue 336, September 2016 is on sale from 31st August 2016. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

%d bloggers like this: