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December 2010 Previews: Marvel Minimates 38

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PREVIEWS Next: December Issue Spotlights Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Minimates Figure Line and DC Comics' DC Universe Online Legends

New issue arrives in comic shops November 24 and features products on sale beginning February 2011

(BALTIMORE, MD) - (November 10, 2010) - The front cover of the December PREVIEWS, the comic shop's catalog, celebrates Diamond Select Toys' (DST) extensive Marvel Minimates figure line, now the longest-running collector line in toy history. With 37 series of Marvel Minimates already in production, DST continues to build upon its selection of distinct 2.5"-tall figures with the December-solicited Marvel Minimates Series 38. The latest series is inspired by Marvel Comics' Shadowland comic book series and features Daredevil in his Shadowland costume, Spider-Man, Iron Fist, White Tiger, Hand Soldier, and a limited Classic White Tiger variant.

As an added bonus, the catalog's front cover also provides the first glimpse of DST's Marvel Select Thor Movie: Thor Action Figure, based on the God of Thunder as he'll be portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth in Marvel Studios' May 2011 blockbuster. This new Marvel Select figure is complimented by the Marvel Select Thor Movie: Loki Action Figure, based on actor Tom Hiddleston's depiction of Thor's villainous brother. The display stands of Thor and Loki are based on the mythical rainbow bridge and can be combined to form a diorama.

The back cover of December's catalog is devoted to DC Comics' DC Universe Online Legends, the 26-issue, biweekly comic book series that ties into the upcoming DC Universe Online massive multiplayer online (MMO) video game. In this series from writers Marv Wolfman and Tony Bedard and artists Howard Porter, Livesay, Adriana Melo, and Norman Lee, Lex Luthor turns to Brainiac for the means of beating Superman, their common enemy - a deal with the Devil that could lead to Brainiac's invasion of Earth and force Luthor to rely on unlikely allies to stop it.

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December PREVIEWS Editorial Features

SpongeBob Comics

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Absorbent and yellow and now in comics is he! The porous pop culture icon is getting his own bimonthly comic book series from Steven Hillenburg, the character's creator and publisher of United Plankton Pictures, Inc. books, and Bongo Comics. This month's FLIPside feature is an interview with Hillenburg, in which he discusses the fun of bringing SpongeBob and the other residents of Bikini Bottom to comics. Also be sure to check out the four-page SpongeBob Comics #1 preview offered in the Bongo Comics portion of December's Comics & Graphic Novels section.


Kathryn & Stuart Immonen - A power couple of modern day comic books, Kathryn and Stuart Immonen have made a splash with both their work-for-hire and creator-owned projects. Kathryn is currently writing a Wolverine and Jubilee mini-series for Marvel Comics, Stuart is busy providing the artwork for Marvel's New Avengers, and the duo's Moving Pictures original graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions is receiving critical acclaim. The Immonens took a break from their busy schedules to share their current comic reading list with PREVIEWS.

Sneak Peeks

In addition to the previously mentioned SpongeBob Comics #1 preview, this month's catalog gives comic fans a sneak peak of Dark Horse Comics' Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #1, DC/Vertigo's Aaron & Ahmed graphic novel, and Image Comics' Daomu #1, The Mission #1, The Depressed Boy #1, Bomb Queen vs. Hack/Slash #1, the Captain Wonder 3D one-shot, and the Poseurs original graphic novel.

Plus: Staff Picks, our Top 100 Comics and Bestseller Charts, and much more!

December's PREVIEWS Exclusive Items

This month, we're offering a new batch of PREVIEWS Exclusives (PX), items you can only order through PREVIEWS, including the Godzilla Silhouette T-Shirt, the Modok Statue from Bowen Designs, and special editions of Supernatural Magazine #23 and Star Trek Magazine #32.

All this and more is waiting in the December issue of PREVIEWS, which hits your local comic shop on Wednesday, November 24th at a cover price of $4.50. Ask your comic shop retailer on how you can qualify for a free issue. Pre-orders are due to your comic shop by December 11th for merchandise in this issue.

For a sneak peek at this issue's Gems, Featured Items, and more head over to www.PREVIEWSworld.com. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS - the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, Diamond is based in Baltimore, MD, and services more than 3,500 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT PREVIEWS: PREVIEWS is a monthly "mag-a-log" (catalog and magazine) used by comic shop retailers and over 50,000 comic shop customers to pre-order comics, graphic novels, and other pop-culture merchandise. Items solicited in each catalog are schedule two months in advance. For more information, visit www.PREVIEWSworld.com.

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