Monday, June 11, 2012

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 : Diamond Comics Exclusives

Which is not to be confused with the Diamond Select Toys Exclusives we already those are MADE by Diamond Select and these...are...not. Easy Peasy.

Attendees are encouraged to drop by the PREVIEWS /Diamond booth (#2401) to view each item and to receive a listing of Diamond retailers that will be selling the items on the show floor.

Adventure Time: Marceline & The Scream Queens #1 : Join fan-favorite characters Marceline and Princess Bubblegum for riot girl rock-fueled excitement in this brand Adventure Time miniseries! Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline's paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they're threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the raddest gig ever in time?! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) and featuring a back-up story from Jen Wang (Koko Be Good). Limited edition of 2,000 pieces. THIS is most likely NOT the SDCC cover, as it is the same one posted on Boom Studios site along with the info on the new ongoing series. We'll swap out for the real one when it drops!

Amazing Spider-Man #688
: by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli
No need to wait for the movie to see Spider-Man wrangle the reptilian rage of one of his greatest foes! Spider-Man is stuck between two monsters when Morbius the Living Vampire attempts to cure the Lizard and restore Curt Connors. LIMITED TO 6,000 COPIES.

Astonishing X-Men #51 : by Marjorie M. Liu, Mike Perkins, and Dustin Weaver

Battle Beasts #1 (OF 4) Retailer Exclusive Edition : by Bobby Curnow, Valerio Schiti, and Daniel Brereton
It's just another average day for Bliss, an ignored linguist at the Department of Defense. However, when Bliss unlocks the secret translation of an ancient scroll, terror rains from the sky... in the form of the Battle Beasts! Unstoppable creatures armed to the teeth, the Battle Beasts are determined to make Earth their own personal war zone. Nothing can stop their merciless carnage. Nothing except perhaps a gentle word from the one woman who can understand them-Bliss! LIMITED TO 2,000 COPIES.

Walking Dead #100 Retailer Exclusive Edition : by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn
"Something to Fear” continues! This extra-sized chapter contains one of the darkest moments in Rick Grimes' life, and one of the most violent and brutal things to happen within the pages of this series. 100 issues later, this series remains just as relentless as the debut issue. Do not miss the monumental 100th issue of The Walking Dead! LIMITED TO 7,500 COPIES.

Star Wars Knight Errant Escape #1 (OF 5) : by John Jackson Miller, Marco Castiello, Vincenzo Acunzo, Michael Atiyeh, and Benjamin Carre
Jedi Knight Kerra Holt's next mission starts with a very personal and ultrasecret investigation! But with the dark realities of Sith territory surrounding her, something unexpected may be taking hold of the lone Jedi! As she takes the first step toward her goal, Kerra knows there will be no turning back! LIMITED TO 2,000 COPIES.

Mars Attacks #1 Retailer Exclusive Edition : by John Layman, John McCrea, Wally Wood, & Various
The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new Mars Attacks universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are coming! LIMITED TO 2,000 COPIES. (no image yet)

And the one toy among comics...

Batman Bearbrick : Medicom and Diamond Comic Distributors have teamed for a San Diego Comic Con exclusive that no toy collector or comics fan will want to miss -- the DC Be@rbrick Batman Mini-Figure! One of the world's most famous superheroes will strike fear into a cowardly and superstitious lot as a 2" tall bat-clad bear! This limited edition figure, sure to be a highly-sought-after collectible, comes packaged on its own individual blister pack, with artwork modeled after Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez's classic DC Style Guide designs. LIMITED TO 2,000 PIECES.

Be sure to bookmark THIS LINK to see all the SDCC 2012 exclusives (as well as additional pics to those posted in the articles) as they roll out!

And THIS LINK will show you all this year's exclusives so you can make your shopping list! We'll be updating it daily.

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