Diamond Announces Contents of the April 2015 PREVIEWS

By staff-writers - March 18, 2015

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April’s PREVIEWS features J.G. Jones and Mark Waid’s Strange Fruit from BOOM! Studios

The April edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on March 25th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning June 2015.

ON OUR FRONT COVER: BOOM! Studios has its first-ever PREVIEWS cover with J.G. Jones and Mark Waid’s new series about super-powers and the segregated South in Strange Fruit.

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ON OUR BACK COVER: Bryan Hitch returns to “widescreen action” as the new writer/artist for DC Entertainment’s Justice League of America.

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The April PREVIEWS Features

Manga Month & Anime All AccessPREVIEWS 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 merchandise categories.

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On The Flip Side — As part of Manga Month PREVIEWS talks to VIZ Media managing editor Hope Donovan about what manga is, the variety of manga available, and her work in bringing manga to the western market.

Gems of the Month — April’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include: a group of heroes no longer exist after a multiversal crisis in Dark Horse Comics’ Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston; Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) joins John Romita, Jr. on DC Entertainment’s Superman #41; Alex Toth’s Bravo for Adventure is collected in full for the first time in a new graphic novel from IDW Publishing; reality television cooking shows are taken to the next level in Brian Wood’s Starve from Image Comics; and comics’ favorite walking, talking tree graduates to his own series in Marvel Comics’ Groot from Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger.

SplashPREVIEWS shines a special spotlight at some of the blockbuster books and products coming this June, including Dan Slott and Adam Kubert’s Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows from Marvel Comics; Image Comics’ Airboy in which the Golden Age super-hero becomes a part of the lives of the creators hired to reboot him; Gemstone’s latest edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide; and many more products you have to look forward to this summer.

CalendarsPREVIEWS offers a selection of calendars this month for every comic fan! Some of this year’s top choices include Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader & Friends, the DC Bombshells, and Star Wars Episode VII. Whatever your interests, PREVIEWS offers the calendar to suit your needs.

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! Daredevil stands sentinel above his city on the Daredevil: “Gargoyle” Charcoal T-Shirt. Han Solo is encased in carbonite on the Star Wars: “Free Han Solo” White T-Shirt, and the future of law enforcement awaits on the Robocop: ED-209 Blue T-Shirt. These, and many other products that you can find only through PREVIEWS, will have you looking sharp at this summer’s conventions.

Indie EdgePREVIEWS talks to Narae Lee, the artist for Yen Press’ Maximum Ride manga, about her career and the books she’s enjoying today.

Plus: Staff Picks, the month’s Certified Cool books, the monthly Bestseller Charts, and so much more!

All this awaits you in the April edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, March 25th with a lower cover price of just $3.99.


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