Sneak PREVIEWS: Red Sonja Takes Up Her Sword in Dynamite's New Series
April 21, 2023
The May edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops and digitally on April 26th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning July 2023.
You can get a look at the catalog now on the PREVIEWSworld website by checking out the site’s sections that spotlight the Gems of the Month as well as the full catalog sections for Comics; Graphic Novels; Books; Magazines; Trading Cards; Apparel; Toys, Statues, and Models; Collectibles; and Games.
Red Sonja #1
BZRKRK: Poetry of Madness #1
ON OUR FRONT COVER: Dynamite Entertainment returns to the Hyborean Age with Torunn Grønbekk and Walter Geovani’s new Red Sonja series, featuring covers from artists including Mike Mignola (MAY230418), Kevin Eastman (MAY230417), Jenny Frison (MAY230416), Bryan Hitch (MAY230413), and Jim Cheung (MAY230411).
ON OUR FLIPSIDE COVER: Keanu Reeves teams with The Matrix storyboard artist Steve Skroce for a new BRZRKR series, BRZRKR: Poetry of Madness(MAY230314).
ON OUR CATALOG SPINE: Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at your local comic shop on Saturday, May 6th/
ON OUR ORDER FORM COVER: After debuting on April’s PREVIEWS covers, Titan Comics’ adventures of Conan the Barbarian () begin in July in new series from Jim Zub and Roberto de la Torre, with covers from Artgerm (MAY231135), Patch Zircher (MAY231136), and Hellboy’s Mike Mignola (MAY231137).
The May PREVIEWS Includes:
Movie Month: Comic books and film have been cross-pollinating since the Golden Age, and this month PREVIEWS celebrates the comics based on film and television and the film and television based on comics. Look for the Movie Month icon throughout the catalog for your next multimedia reading experience.
Gems of the Month: May’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:
· BOOM! Studios’ Alice Never After #1 (MAY230324), BRZRKR: Poetry of Madness #1 (MAY230313), and Sirens of the City #1 (MAY230304)
· Dynamite Entertainment’s Gargoyles: Dark Ages #1 (MAY230473) and Red Sonja #1 (MAY230410)
· Image Comics’ Big Game #1 (MAY230009), Fishflies #1 (MAY230033), and Untold Tales of I Hate Fairyland #1 (MAY230044)
· Marvel Comics’ Blade #1 (MAY230690)
Deluxe Publishers: Among the Featured items from the Deluxe Publishers this month:
· ABLAZE Publishing’ Get Schooled Volume 1 GN (MAY231190) and Witch of Mine Volume 2 GN (MAY231191)
· Frank Miller Presents’ Frank Miller’s Pandora: Awakening TP (MAY231224)
· Opus Comics’ Gene Simmons’ Dominatrix #1 (MAY231227) and Frank Frazetta’s Tales of Science-Fantasy #2 (MAY231230)
· Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: Once Upon a Time Lord GN (MAY231153) and The Witch of Thistle Castle Volume 1 GN (MAY231167)
Deluxe Publishers: Opus Comics, publisher of comics based on Bill and Ted, the works of Frank Frazetta, and more, moves forward in the PREVIEWS catalog beginning this month as Diamond’s newest Deluxe Publisher. Discover this new and innovative publisher in the Deluxe Publishers section.
CatBUZZ: PREVIEWS takes a look at the upcoming projects that you will be reading this summer and beyond. Video game legend Cliff Bleszinksi teams with Alex de Campi and Sandy Jarrell for his first comic book series, Image Comics’ Scrapper (MAY230063). Plus, 1980s New York City harbors supernatural terrors for a pregnant runaway in Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph’s urban fantasy series for BOOM! Studios, Sirens of the City #1 (MAY230304); TwoMorrows Publishing looks at comic history in two different projects, Back Issue #147 (MAY232098), a George Pérez tribute issue, and Working with Ditko (MAY232100), Jack C. Harris’ memoir of the creator; and Box Brown examines the effect 1980s syndicated animation had on our childhoods and American culture in First Second’s The He-Man Effect (MAY231803). Fans will have these and many other products to look forward to in July and the months to come.
CatTOYS: On the catalog’s flip side, PREVIEWS looks at some upcoming toy projects that will have fans excited this summer and beyond. With the long-awaited Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hitting theaters June 30th, Diamond Select Toys launches a line of merchandise, from mini-busts and statues to banks and dioramas, based on the original Indiana Jones films. Plus, a Diamond Select Toys PREVIEWS Exclusive release, the Marvel: White Armor Doctor Doom Bust (DEC219395), based on the depiction of God-Doom in Secret Wars, celebrates Diamond Comic Distributors’ 40th-anniversary. Also, Kotobukiya has an incredibly cute take on the Transformers, the Transformers: Bumblebee Bishoujo Statue (MAY232519), designed by Shunya Yamashita; and more. Look for these and other exiting toys in your local comic shop this summer and beyond.
PREVIEWS Exclusive Merchandise: This month’s PREVIEWS features items available exclusively through PREVIEWS and your local comic shop. Funko releases a PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! figure of Michael Keaton’s Batman, the POP! The Flash: Batman Unmasked (Alternate Reality) Vinyl Figure (MAY232476), that fans of the new film and Tim Burton’s original Batman movies will not want to miss. Look for this and other projects available only through PREVIEWS and your local comic shop by looking for the PX logo in the June catalog.
In the Editor’s Note: PREVIEWS editor Marty Grosser talks about Free Comic Book Day, Diamond Select Toys’ line of Indiana Jones collectibles, and the summer movie season.
Indie Edge: Turkish artist Sedat Oezgen talks with PREVIEWS about how, being born in a city called Batman, he was born to be a comic book artist, and you can find his work from Opus Comics and Valiant Entertainment in the months to come.
Plus: So much more!
All this awaits you in the May edition of PREVIEWS, which goes on sale at your local comic shop or specialty store on Wednesday, April 26th in print at your local comic shop or specialty store at its regular cover price of $4.99 or digitally at PREVIEWSworld.com/digital!