Diamond Comics Distributors and their PREVIEWS have some great licensed exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con over the years, whether it’s an exclusive variant cover of a hot comic or some of their great toys from the Diamond line-up. Plus, they also work with the likes of DC Collectibles and Funko – so you know these are going to be good.
While in previous years, you’ve been able to order most of these exclusives directly from ShopAFX.com, this year, they won’t be at the convention. Which means that you may be tracking down several of these exclusives from various other booths, as PREVIEWS themselves even state that, “Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview the items at the Diamond PREVIEWS booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.” Last year, at least, the PREVIEWS booth had a list of where each exclusive could be found around the show floor.
What will they have in store for attendees in 2016? Let’s take a look:
SDCC 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #19
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser
Answers are given and secrets are revealed, as the start of a new story arc finds Kyle and Sidney having a conversation that will change everything. Kyle has never been in more danger. (MAR168714) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC ROM #1
(W) Chris Ryall, Christos Gage (A) David Messina (CA) J. H. Williams
We’ve been invaded and only a Space Knight can save us! First there was his epic return in this year’s FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! Christos Gage, Chris Ryall, and David Messina kick off the wildest new series of the year as Rom’s war with the Dire Wraiths hits close to home in “Earthfall, part 1!” 24-page kick-off story plus interviews, bonus sketch material and more!
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #0 COIPEL BLACK & WHITE VARIANT
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel’s new explosive event. Rated T+. (MAR169021) Limited to 6,000 copies.
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #1 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to it’s very core. The action starts here! Rated T+. (MAR169027) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #2 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
As the Marvel Universe reels from the events of the first issue, Tony Stark decides to take matters (and the law) into his own hands and declares war on the Inhumans. But not everyone agrees with Tony’s perspective and they are willing to die trying to stop him. Rated T+. (MAR169183) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #3 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR
W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
One of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe will fall! Who it is and how and why will divide fans for years to come. Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe survive the unthinkable happening? The fallout to this issue is enormous! Rated T+. (MAR169184) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 LUPACCHINO VARIANT
Everyone’s favorite scoundrel gets his very own series! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion – rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know – the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead? Rated T. (MAR169182) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 DEADPOOL #15 MINIMATES VARIANT
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Civil War II Tie-In! The Mercs for Money hate Deadpool and want out! Wait … isn’t there a new Mercs for Money series launching? How is that going to work? Parental Advisory. (MAR169181) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #1
(W) Chynna Clugston-Flores (A) Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (CA) Mingjue Helen Chen
What’s to Love: We adore DC’s Gotham Academy and it’s been on our wish list to have them somehow meet the Lumberjanes. From the great characters to the fun stories, we saw a world in which these two groups could coexist. Fast forward and here we are-the crossover event we’ve dreamed about and can’t wait to bring to you!
What It Is: Something sinister is happening at a mysterious building deep in the woods, drawing the Lumberjanes and the Gotham Academy kids separately to investigate. Is it a weird cabin? An abandoned asylum? The two groups band together to find out what exactly is going on. (MAR168662) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2016 DOCTOR WHO: SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN #1
(W) George Mann, Cavan Scott (CA) Alessandro Vitti
For the Cybermen’s 50th-anniversary … you will be deleted! Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of Time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat is now a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized. Titan Comics’ 2016 Doctor Who event — and the biggest Doctor Who story of the year — begins here! (MAR168663) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2016 MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR TPB
Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she’s just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she’s also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug? Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process! First, Marinette needs a “Kwami,” which is a tiny magical assistant (hers is named Tikki). She also needs a “Miraculous,” which is a magical accessory (hers is a pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette. But her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time! When Hawk Moth uses his mind-controlling, moth-like creatures called akuma to turn people into baddies, it’s up to Ladybug to capture them and save the day! Well, she gets a little help from her superhero friend, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn’t need him. If only she knew Cat Noir’s true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other’s true identity, or who’s behind Hawk Moth’s mask? Until then – there’s a whole city of baddies to defeat … spots on, claws out! (MAR169038) Limited to 500 copies.
SDCC 2016 BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN LOGO BUST
Batman returns in this all-new exclusive 6” resin bust inspired by the famous logo of Batman: The Animated Series! Drawing his cape around him, the Dark Knight lurks in the shadows while posing atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (FEB168433) Limited to 1,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 ARKHAM CITY HARLEY QUINN PX STATUE
You just can’t keep a good villain down … but a good villain can keep your papers down, and so Icon Heroes is proud to announce the SDCC Exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight Harley Quinn statue paperweight! Made of high quality polystone resin and expertly painted, this 8” statue paperweight is ready to take over your desk, just like she plans to take over Gotham! (DEC158553) Limited to 2,500 pieces.
SDCC 2016 DC GALLERY BATMAN TAS B&W ALMOST GOT EM BATMAN FIGURE
He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this exclusive 9-inch scale PVC figure of Batman captures him in a monochromatic color scheme, alighting on a rooftop with a Batarang at the ready. Sculpted with a high level of detail and featuring exacting paint applications, Batman is in scale to all Femme Fatales and Gallery PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (FEB168429) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 DC BOMBSHELLS: CATWOMAN 7” NOIR EDITION VINYL
Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia, designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this black-&-white “noir” styled Catwoman stands approximately 7.6″ tall and comes packaged in a display-worthy window box. (JAN168777) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN 7” NOIR EDITION VINYL
Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia, designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this black-&-white “noir” styled Wonder Woman stands approximately 7.6″ tall and comes packaged in a display-worthy window box. (JAN168776) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 SUICIDE SQUAD JOKER TATTOO PX 10-INCH PLUSH
This stylized 10” plush based on The Joker’s latest big-screen appearance in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad is just what you need if you need to (Affectionately) squeeze out your aggression after a long day. (JAN168392) Limited to 2,500 pieces.
DCC 2016 POP! HEROES: SWAMP THING FLOCKED SCENTED PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Swamp Thing, DC Comics’ swamp monster, joins Funko’s POP! Vinyl Figure line with a special figure that’s available only through PREVIEWS! Standing 3 3/4″ tall, Swamp Thing has an urban, stylized design, a special flocked texture that will make you think he just rose from the muck – and a distinctive scent, to boot! Summon Swamp Thing with this figure! Window box packaging. (DEC158593) Limited to 8,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: BATMAN PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE BUST BANK (BLOODY VERSION)
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Frank Miller’s powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this new bust bank from Monogram! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6″ tall and approximately 9″ wide. This piece can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! (MAY158329) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY CAPT MARVEL MOHAWK FIGURE
Prepare to marvel at this new series of PVC figures based on the heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe! DST’s Marvel Gallery line kicks off with this exclusive variant, capturing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, with her distinctive Mohawk hairstyle! This plastic figure of the Kree-powered Avenger is in 9” scale, and features a detailed sculpt and an exacting paint process. She comes packaged in a full-color window box, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figure. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (FEB168427) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY SPIDER-GWEN UNMASKED PVC FIGURE
One of the most exciting new characters in the Marvel Universe is now an exciting exclusive! The Amazing Spider-Gwen, a spider-powered, hard-rocking Gwen Stacy from a parallel universe, gets unmasked in this exclusive 9-inch scale variant PVC figure! Posed on the side of a New York brownstone, Spider-Gwen is sculpted with a high level of detail and exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, she is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (FEB168428) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL NOW: PX EMMA FROST WHITE COSTUME ARTFX+ STATUE
Based on new artwork by Adi Granov, commissioned exclusively for the statue series, and brought to life by Junnosuke Abe, Emma stands just over 7″ tall in 1/10 scale in her PREVIEWS Exclusive white costume, ready to use her impressive psychic powers with her long jacket and hair flowing around her. (OCT158147) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES: THE VISION/SCARLET WITCH 2-PACK
They’re the ultimate power couple! Straight from their appearance in Captain America, Civil War, rookie Avengers Vision and the Scarlet Witch bring their on-screen chemistry to this exclusive Minimates 2-pack! Wanda Maximoff wears her latest movie outfit while Vision wears a snappy suit. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box! (FEB168435) Limited to 1,200 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES DAREDEVIL NETFLIX 2-PACK
The critically acclaimed TV show is joining the Marvel Minimates line! Based on the popular online TV series Daredevil, this exclusive two-pack of Minimates mini-figures features Daredevil and Punisher in their most recent on-screen looks! Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil (in his red costume), includes batons and an alternate hairpiece for an unmasked look, while Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher, comes with multiple weapons for bringing the fight to the criminals! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box! (FEB168430) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS MARSHMALLOW PETER ACTION FIGURE
Who ya gonna call? The 1984 horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters is as beloved now as it ever was, and this exclusive action figure captures one of its most beloved characters! The fun-loving spokesman of the Ghostbusters, Peter Venkman gets covered with marshmallow in this exclusive 7-inch scale action figure featuring newly sculpted parts, as well as the standard 16 points of articulation, plus alternate hands, proton pack, neutrino wand and display base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (FEB168432) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
Which of these PREVIEWS exclusives will you be grabbing? Let us know in the comments.