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 video game month and all of the great comics that tie into your favorite games. In addition, we are joined by Dafna Pleban, editor at BOOM! Studios for books such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, to discuss why pre-ordering is so important to comic book publishers. The Fanbase Press panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in August) from a variety of publishers and manufacturers, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Image, Archaia, BOOM! Studios, DC Collectibles, NECA, and more!
Cast members: Jason Enright, Amanda Lawson, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon
Special guest: Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios)
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. 294 BOOM! The Backstagers #1 of 8 by James Tynion IV (W) & Rian Sygh (A)
Pg. 300 BOOM! Mouse Guard Coloring Book TP by David Petersen
Pg. 303 BOOM! Goldie Vance TPB by Hope Larson (W) & Brittney Williams (A)
Pg. 322 Dynamite Evil Ernie: Godeater #1 of 5 by Justin Jordan (W) & Colton Worley (A)
Pg. 324 Dynamite Battlestar Galactica (Classic) #1 by Cullen Bunn (W) & Alex Sanchez (A)
Pg. 368 Heavy Metal Atoll #1 of 5 by Tim Daniel (W) & Ricardo Drumond (A)
Pg. 271/393 OSSM Terminarch One-Shot by Jordan Hart (W) & Terry Huddleston (A)
Pg. 447 Valiant War Mother #1 by Fred Van Lente (W) & Tomas Giorello (A)
Pg. 385 Oni: Rick & Morty ongoing -- RICK AND MORTY #17, KYLE STARKS (W) • MARC ELLERBY (W/A/C) • RYAN HILL (C) • CJ CANNON (CA)
Pg. 256 Aftershock: Animosity#1 (W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Rafael de Latorre
Pg. 45 The Secret Life of Geek Girls TP by various
Pg. 158 Chris Samnee’s Daredevil Artist’s Edition HC by Mark Waid (W) & Chris Samnee (A)
Pg. 167 X-Files: Origins #1 (W) Jody Houser, Matthew Dow Smith (A/CA) Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell
Pg. 169 Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 of 5 by Jeremy Robinson/Matt Frank (W) & Matt Frank (A)
Pg. 180 Clive Barker’s Great and Secret Show Deluxe Edition by Barker/Chris Ryall (W) & Gabriel Rodriguez (A)
Pg. 183 The Last One by J.M. Matteis (W) & Dan Sweetman (A)
Pg. 190 The Black Monday Murders #1 by Jonathan Hickman (W) and Tomm Coker (A)
Pg. 200 Saga #37 by Brian K. Vaughan (W) & Fiona Staples (A)
Pg. 76 All Star Batman #1 by Scott Snyder (W) & John Romita Jr., Danny Miki, Declan Shalvey (A)
Pg. 77 Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1 by Keith Giffen (W) & Scott Kolins (A)
Pg. 78 Batgirl by Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque
Pg. 79 Batgirl and the Birds of Prey by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson (W) and Claire Roe (A)
Pg. 124 The Art of DC Bombshells art by Ant Lucia, Emanuala Lupacchino, Des Taylor, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Pg. 38 Marvel Tsum Tsum #1 of 4 by Jacob Chabot (W) & David Baldeon (A)
Pg. 39 The Punisher by Becky CLoonan and Steve Dillon
Pg. 146 Designer Series Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes Statues. 12” $130
Pg. 147 Batman TAS Christmas with the Joker Figure. 6” $28, Batman & Robin with Bat-Signal $70
Pg. 148 Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl/Oracle 2-Pack. 7” scale, $60
Pg. 148 Harley Quinn Red, White, Black Arkham Asylum Statue. 7” $80
Pg. 149 Bombshells Mera Bust. 7.5” $60
Pg. 150 Designer Series Greg Capullo Green Lantern, Superman Action Figures. 6.5” $28
Pg. 512 DST Batman ‘66 Shakespeare Bust Vinyl Bank. 20” $85
Pg. 513 DST Batman TAS Gallery Zatanna PVC Figure. 9” $45
Pg. 522 Super Hero Collection: Two-Face, Lex Luthor, Supergirl. $18 ea
Pg. 527 Batman ‘66 Riddler Maquette. 13” $250
Pg. 531 XXRay 4” Vinyl Figures: Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, Flash, GL, Superman, Wonder Woman. $20 ea
Pg. 559 Koto Batman TAS ARTFX+ Statue. $50
Pg. 592 Cryptozoic Joker’s Calling Card Statue. 10.5” $75
Pg. 592 Cryptozoic Mighty Meeples Justice League Tin. $15
Pg. 601 DC Heroes Hand Held/Pendant Necklace Teethers
Pg. 514 DST Jessica Jones TV Series Minimates Set: Jones, Luke Cage, Trish Walker, Kilgrave. $25
Pg. 515 DST Deadpool Deluxe Model Kit. 11” $35
Pg. 515 DST Gallery Deadpool PVC Figure. 9” $45
Pg. 516 DST Series 69 Most Wanted Minimates: Black Knight/Enchantress, Tigra/Falcon, Blizzard II/Mandroid, Blizzard I/Mandroid. $10 ea
Pg. 516 DST Doctor Strange Select Action Figure, sculpt by GG. 7” $25
Pg. 520 Chess Collection: Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Spider-Man 2099, Scorpion, Black Cat. $17 ea
Pg. 521 Fact Files Special Black Panther $35, Luke Cage $33
Pg. 543 Mezco One:12 Collective Commander Rogers. $80
Pg. 558 Koto Thanos Fine Art Statue. $300
Pg. 73 Dark Horse Halo UNSC Spirit of Fire Replica Ship. 8” $50
Pg. 490 Buckaroo Banzai Institute T-Shirt
Pg. 491 Army of Darkness 8-Bit Ash T-Shirt
Pg. 495 Transformers Energon T-Shirt
Pg. 520 TWD Collector’s Models: Herschel, Maggie, Shane. $20 ea
Pg. 522 Hobbit Collector’s Models: Kili, Gloin, Fili. $16.50 ea
Pg. 522 Starships Collection: Voyager Aeroshuttle, Harry Mudd’s Class J Ship. $22 ea
Pg. 535 Funko Pop! Mean Girls: Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Cady. $11 ea
Pg. 542 Mezco Living Dead Dolls Trick R Treat Sam. $45
Pg. 558 Koto Alien3 Dog Alien ARTFX+ Statue. $90
Pg. 613 Cryptozoic Attack on Titan Deck Building Game. $40
Pg. 615 WizKids Dice Masters Green Arrow and the Flash