PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases Shipping 7/25/2012 Every Wednesday, PREVIEWSworld.com provides a list of comics, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise arriving this week to your local comic shop. Please check with your retailer for availability, as not all new releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time. PREMIER PUBLISHERS PREVIEWS PUBLICATIONS JUN120004 PREVIEWS #287 AUG 2012 CUSTOMER ORDER FORM PI JUN120001 PREVIEWS #287 AUGUST 2012 $4.50 DARK HORSE COMICS MAY120049 ANGEL & FAITH #12 STEVE MORRIS CVR $2.99 MAY120010 AXE COP PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #1 $3.50 MAY120055 BPRD HELL ON EARTH EXORCISM #2 $3.50 MAR120019 DRAGON AGE HC VOL 01 SILENT GROVE $14.99 MAY120057 GOON #40 $3.50 APR120053 GOON FISH CANNERS JERSEY LG $34.99 APR120052 GOON FISH CANNERS JERSEY MED $34.99 APR120054 GOON FISH CANNERS JERSEY XL $34.99 APR120055 GOON FISH CANNERS JERSEY XXL $36.99 MAR128224 HELLBOY TP 03 CHAINED COFFIN AND OTHERS $19.99 MAR128226 HELLBOY TP VOL 10 CROOKED MAN & OTHERS (NEW PTG) $19.99 MAR120036 KULL TP VOL 03 THE CAT & THE SKULL $15.99 MAY120024 MASS EFFECT HOMEWORLDS #3 PALUMBO CVR $3.50 MAY120026 RESIDENT ALIEN #3 $3.50 MAY120029 STAR WARS BLOOD TIES BOBA FETT IS DEAD #4 $3.50 MAR128225 STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE II COUNCIL BLOOD TP (NEW PTG) $17.99 MAY120027 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL DEATH SENTENCE #1 $2.99 DC COMICS MAY120263 ALL STAR WESTERN #11 $3.99 MAY120320 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #29 (MR) $2.99 MAY120201 AQUAMAN #11 $2.99 MAY120231 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #11 $2.99 MAY120188 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #2 (MR) $3.99 MAY120190 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #2 COMBO PACK (MR) $4.99 MAY120307 DC COMICS PRESENTS WONDER WOMAN ADVENTURES #1 $7.99
The following is the full text of a letter released by DC Comics to retailers on May 31:
A LETTER ON THE DC UNIVERSE AND SEPTEMBER 2011
To our comics retail partners,
In the time I’ve worked at DC Comics, I’ve witnessed any number of industry defining moments. But today, I bring you what is perhaps the biggest news to date.
Many of you have heard rumors that DC Comics has been working on a big publishing initiative for later this year. This is indeed an historic time for us as, come this September, we are relaunching the entire DC Universe line of comic books with all new first issues. 52 of them to be exact.
In addition, the new #1s will introduce readers to a more modern, diverse DC Universe, with some character variations in appearance, origin and age. All stories will be grounded in each character’s legend – but will relate to real world situations, interactions, tragedy and triumph.
This epic event will kick off on Wednesday, August 31st with the debut of a brand new Justice League #1, which pairs Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, together for the first time. (Yes, this is the same week as Flashpoint #5.)
We think our current fans will be excited by this evolution, and that it will make jumping into the story extremely accessible to first-time readers – giving them a chance to discover DC’s characters and stories.
We are positioning ourselves to tell the most innovative stories with our characters to allow fans to see them from a new angle. We have taken great care in maintaining continuity where most important, but fans will see a new approach to our storytelling.
Some of the characters will have new origins, while others will undergo minor changes. Our characters are always being updated; however, this is the first time all of our characters will be presented in a new way all at once.
Dan DiDio, Bob Harras and Eddie Berganza have been working diligently to pull together some of the best creative teams in the industry. Over 50 new costumes will debut in September, many updated and designed by artist Jim Lee, ensuring that the updated images appeal to the current generation of readers.
It’s today! We have two local artists signing the new Valuable Comics issue (#15), and their own titles. Meet Dyson and Jason — !!
I know it’s still a few months away, but I figured I’d send out a reminder so you can mark it on your calendar. Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 7, 2011 this year. You can find the selection of comics available of the official FCBD web site: http://freecomicbookday.com/
Also, something for the many Green Lantern fans out there:
DC COMICS REVEALS CONTENTS OF THE GREEN LANTERN / FLASHPOINT FCBD 2011 SPECIAL EDITION
This year, DC Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day with the GREEN LANTERN / FLASHPOINT FCBD 2011 SPECIAL EDITION, solicited in the January PREVIEWS. Now, DC reveals this can’t-miss issue’s contents.
This is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers who can’t wait to see the “Green Lantern” major motion picture from Warner Bros.! Discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever with this reprinting of GREEN LANTERN #30, a pivotal chapter of the Green Lantern: Secret Origin graphic novel. No comic fan can afford to miss this exclusive first sneak peek of FLASHPOINT, DC’s blockbuster event of 2011, by the all-star team of Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert.
It’s official! We’ve been nominated for a 2011 Joe Shuster Award: The Harry Kremer Award for Outstanding Comic Book Retailer. Visit the Shuster web site here. This is super news for us, and we’d like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement.
Coming Soon from 1492 Pictures
Series to be renamed Scary Larry
San Jose, CA – 11/17/2010 – Little Gloomy, the all-ages spooky comic book series by Landry Walker and Eric Jones, is being produced as an animated television series by Timoon Animation and director Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures.
The animated series, which has been retitled Scary Larry, is about a teen werewolf who forms a rock band with his monster friends. The show has been greenlit for 52 13 minute episodes which will air first in France on Canal Plus. No US distribution for the show has been announced yet.
The comic book, which was originally designed for an anthology comic book series, has seen a few different incarnations during its SLG Publishing run, including being a regular feature in Disney Adventures magazine.
“Any long time readers will note that there are some structural and visual differences between the show and the comic.” said writer and co-creator Landry Walker about the animated series. “The majority (but certainly not all) of these were implemented by Eric and myself when re-imagining Gloomy for the world of television.” Artist and co-creator Eric Jones added “Much of what can be seen in the show represents what might have been a third comic series, had we had the time and inclination to publish a third series.”
Timoon is the animation-production arm of France-based Lagardere Entertainment.
Columbus has extensive live-action credits, including directing the first two Harry Potter feature films, Home Alone and Home Alone 2, Mrs. Doubtfire, Rent and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. This is his first animated series.
SLG Publishing is the San Jose based comic book and graphic novel publisher of such well-known titles as Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Elmer and Pinocchio the Vampire Slayer.
FEBRUARY 1, 2011 — Another Move!
This move marks the final move of our three ComicReaders locations in one year. Yikes!
Please visit our new spanky South Regina shop at 4606 Albert Street (old Roger’s Video location) February 1, 2011.
Yo Saskatchewanians. Even though it’s blizzarding out, we received our books and they are on our shelves. South shop open until 8; Downtown store will be closing early, so get in there before 6.
At the New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing announced Infestation, a zombie-fueled crossover event that debuts in January of 2011 and infect a number of licensed comic book titles including Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Transformers, and G.I. Joe.
To help create this wide-ranging crossover, IDW is teaming up with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Superheroes) and artist David Messina (True Blood). Abnett and Lansing are writing Infestation #1 ($3.99), a 32-page saga that takes place in IDW’s Zombies vs. Robots universe. But something goes terribly wrong and ultimately infects the worlds of Transformers, Star Trek, G.I. Joe and Ghostbusters with zombies and infected robots. From there the story rips through special biweekly issues of Transformers and Star Trek in February and G.I. Joe and Ghostbusters in March before culminating in Infestation #2 in March.