Are you unfamiliar with PREVIEWS or the pre-order process used by comic book stores? Please see our helpful guide below to better understand what PREVIEWS is and how it can best be used to find the comics, graphic novels, and merchandise that will be on sale in the coming months.
In this month's episode, we chat with PREVIEWSworld Editor Vince Brusio about the all-ages comics being highlighted in this month's PREVIEWS catalog and what listeners can look forward to on PREVIEWSworld.com this month. In addition, we are joined by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams, creators of Goldie Vance, to discuss how to pre-order the first issue of the series from BOOM! Studios. The Fanboy Comics panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in April) from a variety of publishers and manufacturers, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Image, Archaia, BOOM! Studios, DC Collectibles, NECA, and more!
A Helpful Guide to PREVIEWS (Courtesy of the Diamond Comic Distribution website):
What is PREVIEWS?
PREVIEWS is Diamond's monthly mag-a-log (catalog and magazine) of comic books, graphic novels and other pop culture merchandise which is on sale every month in comic book shops nationwide. Each month, PREVIEWS includes listings for almost every comic book scheduled to be on sale, approximately two months in the future. You'll find complete descriptions of each upcoming issue, how much they will cost, thier format and other points of interest. PREVIEWS also provides information on other merchandise, too, including toys, books, games, videos and much more.
How can I buy the merchandise featured in Previews?
You can order any item you see in PREVIEWS! Every item is available from your local shop and will be in their store beginning in approximately two months time. You can go to your local comic book specialty store and request a copy of the Customer Order Form when you buy the printed PREVIEWS catalog -- the store will pre-order the item(s) just for you! In addition, many shops operate a “Pull and Hold” subscription service whereby they will regularly order your monthly comic books and hold them for you to pick up later. Check with your local comics shop for more details!
If you would like to find a comic shop in your area, please visit the Comic Shop Locator Service online. You'll be provided with contact information for comic shops in your area.
How can I find a comic book shop near me?
Diamond operates the Comic Shop Locator Service (CSLS) website, an innovative tool that allows consumers to find comic book shops in their area
Comicshoplocator.com allows users to enter their ZIP code into a graphical interface, which then rewards them with detailed information on the stores closest to their location.
Fans can also dial the toll-free number -- (888) COMIC-BOOK (266-4226) -- and enter their ZIP code into the CSLS’s touch-tone interface to receive information on shops nearby
A Helpful Guide to This Month's Episode
Are you interested in finding the comic books, graphic novels, and merchandise discussed on this month's podcast? Please refer to the notes below to find the items in which you are interested, listed by publisher.
Pg. 267 Aftershock Jackpot! #1 by Ray Fawkes (W) & Marco Failla (A) Order Code: FEB161046
Pg 268 (Aftershock) B. E. K. Black Eyed Kids #1 by (w) Joe Pruett and (a) Szymon Kudranski Order Code: FEB161048
Pg. 278 American Mythology Stargate Atlantis: Back to Pegasus #1 by Mark Haynes/J.C. Vaughn (W) & Greg LaRocque (A) Order Code: FEB161081
Pg. 306 Boom Joyride #1 by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Marcus To Order Code: FEB161214
Pg. 328 Coffin Comics Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 by Brian Pulido/Brian Augustyn (W) & Dheeraj Verma (A) Order Code: FEB161332
Pg. 408 Rebellion/2000AD Dredd: Dust #1 of 2 by Arthur Wyatt (W) & Ben Willsher (A) Order Code: FEB161726
Other Premier Publishers
Pg. 54 How to Talk to Girls at Parties by (w) Neil Gaiman, (a) Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba Order Code: FEB160019
Pg. 71 House of Penance #1 of 6 by Peter Tomasi (W) & Ian Bertram (A) Order Code: FEB160051
Pg. 158 Micronauts #1 by Cullen Bunn (W) & David Baldeon (A) Order Code: FEB160291
Pg. 161 Dungeons and Dragons #1 by Jim Zub and Nelson Daniel Order Code: FEB160306
Pg. 218 Tokyo Ghost #6 by Rick Remender (W) & Sean Murphy (A) Order Code: FEB160549
Pg. 230-231 Spawn Coloring Book & The Walking Dead Coloring Book Order Code: FEB160614 & FEB160615
Pg 234 Airboy HC by James Robinson (w) and Greg Hinkle (a) Order Code: FEB160620
Pg. 84 Bloodlines #1 by J.T. Krul (W) & V. Ken Marion (A) Order Code: FEB160125
Pg. 116 Grayson #19 by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Carmine Di Giandomenico Order Code: FEB160191
Pg. 6 Black Panther #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze Order Code: FEB160736
Pg 9 Poe Dameron #1 by (w) Charles Soule and (a) Phil Noto Order Code: FEB160747
Pg. 10 The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1 by Christopher Hastings (W) & Chifuyu Sasaki/Naoko Kawano (A) Order Code: FEB160762
Pg. 12 Moon Knight #1 by Jeff Lemire (W) & Greg Smallwood (A) Order Code: FEB160770
Pg. 150 Batman Arkham Knight Harley Quinn, Joker, Poison Ivy ($28), Batman/Soldier/Combat Expert $75
Pg. 151 Batman B&W Harley Quinn by Lee Bermejo. 7.5” $80
Pg. 152-153 Suicide Squad Statues: Deadshot, Harley, Killer Croc, Joker, Katana, Boomerang. 12” $150
Pg. 154 Batman Rainbow Action Figure 6-Pack. $70
Pg. 155 Green Lantern Hal Jordan Bust by Jim Lee. 6” $50
Pg. 156 Batman TAS Deluxe Batmobile with cloth cape Batman & Robin, Batsignal. $175
Pg. 515 DST Batman TAS Premier Collection Poison Ivy “Almost Got ‘Im” Statue. 12” $150
Pg. 516 DST Batman TAS Batman PVC Figure. 9” $45
Pg. 528 DC Super Hero Collection Ra’s Al Ghul, Batgirl $18
Pg. 534 Quantum Mechanix Wonder Woman Q-Figure. 3.5” $15
Pg. 560 Koto BvSDoJ ARTFX+ Armored Batman, Superman. $70 ea
Pg. 570 Medicom BsSDoJ Miracle Action Figures Batman, Superman $50 ea
Pg. 588 Cryptozoic Superhero Back Scratchers. $5 ea
Pg. 519 DST Lady Deadpool PVC Figure. 9” $45
Pg. 529 Fact Files Special Red Hulk. 6” $40, Daredevil 5” $33
Pg. 530 Marvel Chess Collection Ms. Marvel, Sandman, Morlun, Spider-Gwen. $17
Pg. 79 Dark Horse Avatar the Last Airbender Aang Statuette. 8.25” $80
Pg. 520 DST Alien Big Chap Vinyl Bust Bank. 8” long, $23
Pg. 520 DST Alien/s Minimates Series 3: Narcissus Ripley/Narcissus Space Suit, Space Suit Dallas/Space Suit Lambert, Ash/Frozen Alien, rare Battle-Damaged Ash/Frozen Alien. $10
Pg. 523 Predator/s Minimates Series 2: Royce/Berserker Predator, Blain/Shaman Predator, Dutch/Cloaked Jungle Predator, rare Final Battle Dutch/Cloaked Jungle Predator. $10
Pg. 530 Star Trek Starships Collection Breen Warship, Voth City Ship. $22
Pg. 531 Walking Dead Collector’s Models Glenn, Carol 3.75” $20.
Pg. 532 NECA Alien Isolation figures, Aliens Series 7, Aliens Genocide Red Queen
Pg. 532 Cinemachines Alien/s Die-Cast Vehicles: Dropship, APC, Derelict, Space Jockey. $25
Pg. 533 Alien 1/1 Foam/Latex Alien Egg & Facehugger $600
Pg. 534 Hollywood Collectibles 1/1 Aliens Pulse Rifle Replica (standard/weathered) $500
Pg. 543 Baby Hellboy ⅙ Collectible Figure. $37
Pg. 543 Mezco One:12 Collection Judge Dredd Lawmaster. $150
Pg. 544 Chronicle Buck Rogers’ Starfighter 1/24 statue. $750
Pg. 600 Fantasy Flight Star Wars X-Wing Imperial Veterans Pack (Bomber/Defender) $30
Pg. 602 Munchkin: Marvel Universe Edition. $25
Pg. 603 Marvel HeroClix CA:CW Starter, Single Packs
Pg. 603 TMNT Dice Masters