Sneak PREVIEWS: BOOM! Studios Rewrites History as Dark Blood Covers May's Catalog

The May edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops and digitally on April 28th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning July 2021.

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.

Front Cover -- BOOM Studios' Dark Blood   Back Cover -- Dark Horse Comics' Masters of the Universe: Revelation
Front Cover:
BOOM! Studios’
Dark Blood #1
MAY210943
  Back Cover:
Marvel Comics’
Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1
MAY210225

ON OUR FRONT COVER: A World War II veteran discovers he has the power to change history in BOOM! Studios’ Dark Blood from Into the Badlands’ LaToya Morgan and artist Walt Barna.

ON OUR FLIPSIDE COVER: He-Man embarks on an epic quest when his father is poisoned in Dark Horse Comics’ Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a prequel to the forthcoming animated series from producers Kevin Smith and Rob David and series writer Tim Sheridan.

ON OUR ORDER FORM COVER AND CATALOG SPINE: Based on Guerrilla Games’ best-selling video game for the PlayStation 4, Titan Comics’ Horizon: Zero Dawn—Liberation (MAY211726) begins a new story arc for Aloy.

The May PREVIEWS Features:

Theme -- Kids ComicsKids Comics: Whether you're young or old, regardless of your tastes and interests, there's no denying the appeal of a well-written, well-drawn comic book or graphic novel. “Kids Comics” doesn't have to strictly mean “For Kids Only,’ especially when there's so much wonderful “All-Ages’ content throughout this month’s PREVIEWS perfectly suited for anyone to pick up and enjoy.

Gems of the Month: May’s PREVIEWS Gems of the Month include:

· BOOM! StudiosDark Blood #1
· Dark Horse ComicsIyanu: Child of Wonder Volume 1 and Master of the Universe: Revelation #1
· Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja: Back, White, and Red #1
· IDW Publishing’s Bermuda #1 and Sonic the Hedgehog 30th-Anniversary Special: The Deluxe Edition HC
· Image ComicsM.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1 and Mirka Andolfo’s Sweet Paprika #1
· Marvel ComicsAmazing Spider-Man: Sinister War #1

catBUZZ: PREVIEWS takes a look at some of the blockbuster books and products coming out in the months ahead. A fearless new era for the X-Men begins in Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz’s X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics. Plus, Robert Kirkman celebrates a decade of Skybound Entertainment with Image Comics’ weekly Skybound X; two legends of Barsoom go to war in Dynamite Entertainment’s Dejah Thoris vs. John Carter of Mars; a young hedge witch discovers her place in the world in BOOM! Studios’ modern fantasy Mamo; discovering the Beatles changes a girl’s life in First Second Books’ original graphic novel Lucy int he Sky; and many more products coming you will look forward to in the months to come

catBUZZ Toys: On the catalog's flip side, PREVIEWS looks at some upcoming toy projects that will have fans excited in the months to come. Diamond Select Toys presents a unique take on the Dark Lord of the Sith with Gentle Giant’s Star Trek: Darth Vader Concept Jumbo Action Figure, a 12-inch tall figure based on Ralph McQuarrie’s original designs. Plus, Keanu Reeves conquers cute with Good Smile’s Cyberpunk 2077: Johnny Silverhand Nendoroid; COBRA arms dealer Destro is dangerous with Mezco's new One:12 Collective G.I. Joe figure; Tamashii Nations unleashes two figures based on the title characters with the Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterArts Figures; Spider-Man is ready for a kaiju fight with Mondo Tees’ Mondo Marvel Mecha 1/6-Scale Figures; and other exiting toys will be coming your way this year.

PREVIEWS Exclusive Merchandise: Each month PREVIEWS offers a selection of products that can only be found at your local comic shop. Among this month’s exclusive items, Funko unleashes the rage of the Hulk with the POP! Marvel: The Immortal Hulk Deluxe Vinyl Figure (MAY212346), a 6-inch tall figure of the Hulk that boasts a glow-in-the-dark chase variant. Plus, Spherewerx takes Army Men figures where they have never gone before with the Star Trek Nanoforce Army Builder Boxed Set (MAY212229) and the Star Trek: The Next Generation Nanoforce Army Builder Boxed Set (MAY212230); each set comes with twelve 2-inch tall figures of Starfleet heroes and aliens and a 4-inch-scale Enterprise. Look for the PREVIEWS Exclusive icon throughout the catalog to find these and other exciting products you can find only at your local comic shop in the months ahead.

Indie Edge: PREVIEWS talks to legendary comic creator Don McGregor (Black Panther) about his career, his favorite projects, his love of Zorro, and his favorite comic strips.

Editor's Note: In this month's Editor's Note, PREVIEWS editor Marty Grosser talks about his first published fiction, a story in American Mythology’s Kent Menace #0: The Director’s Cut (MAR211049), in shops on May 12th.

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 28th in print at your local comic shop or specialty store at its regular cover price of just $3.99 or digitally at PREVIEWSworld.com/digital!

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