Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 2016 PREVIEWS Pre-Order Picks: IDW Publishing

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the third consecutive month where we take a look at the monthly PREVIEWS catalog and highlight the books we feel should be added to your pre-order list.  In order to keep the list as short as possible (Just imagine how tough that can be!), we focus on new titles or first volume collections only.  

Your local comic shop depends on your pre-orders to help prevent shortages or overstocks.  Since business reality makes it impossible for a local comic shop to order some of everything, they need you to tell them what you want to see. Please give it a try. 

 Pick up a copy of the August PREVIEWS at your local comic shop, or visit the online catalog at http://www.previewsworld.com.  Then give your local comic store the list of what you want to pre-order for October 2016. We’ll do our best here to help you with those selections, from a BC Refugees point of view.  Not objective, but absolutely subjective.

IDW PUBLISHING

 

STAR TREK: BEYOND #1 of 6 = (W) Mike Johnson (A) Tony Shasteen (CA) George Caltsoudas.  If you haven’t gotten enough Star Trek to sSTL021266atisfy your hunger, this brand new series should help.

From the PREVIEWS catalog: "STAR TREK's 50th Anniversary Celebration continues with this all-new series following the adventures of Captain Kirk and the iconic crew! New worlds! New species! New ships! And a new danger unlike anything the Federation has encountered before! Boldly go into a new era of STAR TREK!
•  Following the events of Star Trek Beyond!
•  The debut of brand-new uniforms for the crew!"

 

DIRK GENTLY: THE SALMON OF DOUBT #1:  (W) Arvind Ethan David (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis.  We love all things Douglas Adams, including continuations of his original characters and series!

From the PREVIEWS catalog: Dirk Gently, created by Douglas Adams and shortly to be the star of his own television series from BBC America, returns to comics in The Salmon of Doubt, brought to you by executive producers of the show Arvind Ethan David and Max Landis.

Plagued by nightmares about a childhood he never had, Dirk returns to Cambridge University to seek the advice of his former tutor, the time-traveling Professor Reg Chronotis. There he discovers that a holistic detective can have more than one past, and his adventures have only just begun... Featuring fan-favorite characters from the original books as well as the cast from the TV series, including Elijah Wood.

 

ELECTRIC SUBLIME #1:  W) W. Maxwell Price (A/CA) Martin Morazzo 

From the PREVIEWS catalog:  "Art is anything you can get away with... destroy it all." Welcome to THE ELECTRIC SUBLIME-where art history, madness, and expression meet in a Pollock-splatter of thrilling crime adventure! When a mysterious change in the composition of a famous painting begins poisoning the minds of its spectators, Margot Breslin-director of the Bureau of Artistic Integrity-must pull famed "art detective" Arthur Brut out of a mental institution and back into the insanity that sent him there in the first place. Featuring a treasure trove of classical works, under-the-radar art, and a seven-foot talking mannequin, this is comics, imitating art, imitating life.
•  From the writer of Judas: The Last Days(IDW) and the artist of Great Pacific and Snowfall (Image)!
•  The X-Files meets Alice in Wonderland, by way of The Da Vinci Code!

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