CBH Previews

May 10, 2007

What is PREVIEWS?

Captain Blue Hen orders almost everything we sell from Diamond Comics Distributors. Previews is Diamond’s monthly catalog of comics and other fun items that is available for our customers.

What is this page?

This is where CBH lists and describes comics, books, toys, and statues from Previews that we think will interest YOU. We highlight the big highly-anticipated items and seek out the unique and unusual things that you might miss. The descriptions are our carefully formulated opinions on the entertainment value that you may find from these items.

How do I use this page?
Peruse the list and descriptions. Give a CBH staffer the name and page number of an item you want. We will order the item for you. (Note: This is a resource for in-store customers only. We cannot take online orders.)

MAY Previews Picks
PREVIEWS Order Due by MAY 25, 2007

Parents, look for the logo for all-ages picks!

Archaia Studios Press

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #1 – Mouse Guard was a sleeper hit. This sequel by David Peterson should be just as great as first now-classic series. [p. 230]

Cartoon Books & Graphix

Bone Volume 6 Color Edition Hard Cover and Soft Cover – The wait is over! The color reprints of Jeff Smith’s epic continue here. [p. 258]

Dark Horse Comics
Zero Killer #1 – In a world torn apart by nuclear holocaust, where street gangs terrorize surviving citizens, only one man can defend the defenseless: The Zero Killer! [p. 22]

DC Comics
Countdown #43 to 40 – Countdown is weekly action by great. In these issues: the search for Ray Palmer. [p. 67]

Green Lantern #21 – The Sinestro Corps saga continues. [p. 81]

Green Arrow: Year One #1 & 2 – Vertigo creative team Andy Diggle and Jock redefine the beginning of Oliver Queen’s career. [p. 83]

Black Canary #1 & 2 – Everyone’s favorite Bird of Prey gets her own mini-series. [p. 83]

The Mad War on Bush TPB – G.W. gets the Mad Magazine treatment. [p. 95]

 

 

 

DC Comics/Minx
Good As Lily
Graphic Novel
– Written by Derek Kirk Kim with art by Jesse Hamm, this is the fourth book from Minx, DC’s young adult graphic novel imprint. Eighteen year-old Grace Kwon is put into the strangest situation of her life when she has an encounter with three versions of herself from her past and future. [p. 115]


 

 

 

 

 

DC Comics/Vertigo
Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm Hard Cover – This original graphic novel chronicles the rise and fall of a hip-hop artist. [p. 118]

Faker #1 – Mike Carey (Lucifer) and Jock (The Losers) produce the newest Vertigo mini-series. A group of friends in their freshman year in college begin to have strange and horrible problems—like Nick who wakes up one day to find that his identity has been erased. [p. 122]

 

 

 

 

DC Direct
Superman S-Shield Neon Sign – See that neon above the New Comics section in CBH? Now you can order your own! [p. 134]

Dynamite Entertainment
New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #1 – Set two years before the current Sci-Fi Network series, this six-issue series finds Commander Adama in his first mission with the crew of Galactica. [p. 268]

Fantagraphics Books
I Killed Adolf Hitler Graphic Novel – Norwegian artist Jason sets this in a world where it’s commonplace to hire an assassin to bump off your enemies. In his book, one such killer is sent back to 1939 to kill the worst villain of the 20th century. [p. 304]

IDW Publishing
Star Trek: Year Four #1 – “Continuing the original five-year mission!” [p. 313]

Image Comics
Black Cherry Graphic Novel – This is a mob thriller from Doug Tennapel. [p. 148]

Age of Bronze Volume 3: Betrayal TPB – If you liked 300, you’ll love this. [p. 152]

Capes TPB – What if superheroes had to punch a clock? Bad guys get punched-out in this sit-com by Robert Kirkman (Invincible). [p. 153]

Godland Hard Cover – This collection of a must-have for fans of Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Jim Starlin and Jack Kirby. Joe Casey and Tom Scioli create a reality twisting brain bending funny superhero epic. [p. 155]

Marvel
Civil War Chronicles #1 – This series reprints Civil War and all its tie-ins in chronological order. [p. 4]

Halo: Uprising #1 – Former Daredevil creative team, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev bring readers a new story based on the popular Halo video game. [p. 5]

Marvel Illustrated: The Man in the Iron Mask #1 – Roy Thomas and Hugo Petrus adapt Alexander Dumas’ sequel to The Three Musketeers in this six-issue comics series. [p. 7]

Annihilation: Conquest—Star-Lord #1 – The Annihilation: Conquest mini-series are rejuvenating Marvel’s sci-fi characters. Who doesn’t want to see more of cult-favorites Bug (Micronauts), Captain Universe, and Bill Mantlo and Mike Mignola’s Rocket Raccoon? [p. 20]

 

Annihilation: Conquest—Wraith #1 – Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) and Kyle Hotz (Hulk) introduce a new s sci-fi character described as a “gothic gunslinger.” [p. 22]

The Champions #1 – Matt Fraction (Iron Fist) and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes) bring back a new incarnation of California’s super-team as part of The Initiative. [p. 29]

Fantastic Four and Power Pack #1 – When Jack Power meets Franklin Richards at school, Power Pack is sure to encounter The Fantastic Four. [p. 34]

Fantastic Five #1 & 2 – In the future world of Spider-Girl, the Richards family and team has grown, but they are still plagued by Doctor Doom. [p. 35]

World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #1 & 2 – Cloned from the DNA of the Hulk, the Leader, the Abomination, the Harpy, and (the) Doc Samson, the Gamma Corps was created and trained to take down the Hulk. [p. 41]

New Avengers/Transformers #1 – The Avengers and the Autobots vs. the Decepticons and Dr. Doom! [p. 59]

She-Hulk #21 – All that needs to be said is in Marvel Previews: “The Most Important Marvel Comic You Will Read All Year!” [p. 62]

Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K.’s 11 #1 – M.O.D.O.K.! [p. 66]

Thor #1 – The god of thunder is back! [p. 69]

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake—Vampire Hunter: The First Death #1 – This two-issue series is a new Anita Blake story written by Hamilton. [p. 87]

 

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