Diamond June 2024 Catalogue

Diamond has released its latest Previews World catalogue. Three AE format books, previously covered under publisher solicitations, and one previously solicited “not quite an AE” book. These on sale dates do not line up with other distributor’s dates, so we’ll see what happens.

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David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One Artist’s Edition

In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman: who he is and how he came to be. Sometimes careless and naive, this Dark Knight is far from the flawless vigilante he is today. In his first year on the job, Batman feels his way around a Gotham City far darker than the one he left. His solemn vow to extinguish the town’s criminal element is only half the battle. Along with Lieutenant James Gordon, the Dark Knight must also fight a police force more corrupt than the scum in the streets. Batman: Year One stands next to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns on the mantle of greatest Batman graphic novels of all time. The entire groundbreaking story is included in this 14 x 21 inch collection, the same size as most of the pages were drawn. This edition includes the complete graphic novel and a new introduction by David Mazzucchelli.

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Jack Kirby’s The Eternals Pencils and Inks Artisan Edition

A treasure trove of unseen material from the King of Comics, whose impact continues to resonate with fans today! Explore side-by-side presentations of restored photocopies of Jack Kirby’s pencils next to the finished inks scanned from the original art. Several complete stories featuring The Eternals, including covers, will give a keen insight into the creative process of Jack Kirby, making this book a must-have for any fan of the artist, or any fan of the artform. An Artisan Edition collects stories, covers and pages that have been reproduced from the original art. While appearing to be in black and white, these images have been scanned in color, allowing the reader to view them as closely as possible to the original art.

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Jim Lee DC Legends Artist’s Edition

With more than 30 years of illustration experience, Jim Lee is one of the most accomplished comic book artists of all time. This Artist’s Edition illuminates his impact on DC Comics and the graphic novel world. Jim Lee began his career at Marvel comics in the mid-1980s. Rising in popularity at a rapid pace, he soon took over the company’s flagship title and made it his own: The X-Men. In the ’90s, Lee formed his own company, WildStorm Productions, which was later bought by DC Comics, allowing artists the opportunity to draw the adventures of some of comics’ oldest and most iconic superheroes: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, to name a few. This Artist’s Edition will focus on 25 years of Jim Lee’s storied career, showcasing his rendition of the Dark Knight Detective, as well as the last son of Krypton, all the while placing his own unique stamp on each character. Additionally, there will be examples of WildC.A.T.s and other pre-DC work.

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Savage Dragon Vault Edition Vol 1

Collecting the comics that launched one of Image Comics’ best-loved characters and longest-running titles, the Savage Dragon Vault Edition reproduces Erik Larsen’s artwork for 1992’s original Savage Dragon miniseries, plus additional pages from the expanded Dragon miniseries that was released in 1996. This oversized (12″ x 17) special edition includes archival quality reproductions of the art boards for every image that was used for the Savage Dragon #1-3, The Dragon #1-5, and the first Savage Dragon trade paperback, including all covers and pin-ups! Collects Savage Dragon #1-3, plus additional material from The Dragon #1-5.