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 celebrating Halloween in July and what we can look forward to with Halloween ComicFest 2016. In addition, we are joined by Hector Navarro, host of the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, 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 September) 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: Hector Navarro (Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Geek & Sundry's Twitch)
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.
Back of the Book
Pg. 270 Aftershock Alters #1 by Paul Jenkins (W) & Leila Leiz (A)
Pg. 290 Archie Josie & the Pussycats #1 by Marguerite Bennett (W) & Cameron Deordio (A)
Pg. 304 BOOM! Skybourne #1 (of 5) by Frank Cho
Pg. 307 BOOM! Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales HC by Cory Godbey
Pg. 311 BOOM! Klaus Hardcover by Grant Morrison (W) & Dan Mora (A)
Pg. 312 BOOM! Joyride Vol. 1 TP and Joyride #5 by Jackson Lanzing/Collin Kelly (W) & Marcus To (A)
Pg. 344 Dynamite The Great Divide #1 of 6 by Ben Fisher (W) & Adam Markiewicz (A)
Other Premier Publishers
Pg. 56 Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1 of 5 by Tim Seeley/David Walker (W) & Fernando Dagnino (A)
Pg. 59 Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 - Black Sun #1 (of 2) by Mike Mignola (W) & Chris Roberson (A)
Pg. 62 Avatar: The Last Airbender coloring book TP by Jed Henry
Pg. 63 Serenity adult coloring book TP Sean Cooke, Stephen Byrne, Facundo Perio, Fernando Melek, Pablo Churin, and others
Pg. 164-169 “Revolution” event
Pg. 175 Star Trek Waypoint #1 (of 6) by Donny Cates/Sandra Lanz (W) & Mack Chater/Sandra Lanz (A)
Pg. 198 Samurai Jack: Tales of the Wandering Warrior Trade Paperback by Jim Zub, Andy Suriano, Brittany Williams, Ethen Beavers, Andy Kuhn, Sergio Quijada, Christine Larsen and covers by Genndy Tartakovsky
Pg. 208 Glitterbomb #1 by Jim Zub (W) & Djibril Morissette-Phan/K. Michael Russell (A)
Pg. 216 Monstress #7 by Marjorie Liu (W) & Sana Takeda (A)
Pg. 219 The Wicked + The Divine 1831 One-Shot by Kieron Gillen (W) & Stephanie Hans (A)
Pg. 227 Invincible #131 by Robert Kirkman (W) & Cory Walker/Nathan Fairbairn (A)
Pg. 242 She Changed Comics
Pg. 245 Head Lopper, Vol 1: The Island or A Plague of Beasts TP by Andrew MacLean
Pg. 88-89 Young Animal Doom Patrol #1 by Gerard Way (W) & Nick Derington (A)
Pg. 90 Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 by Dan Jurgens (W) & Ryan Sook (A)
Pg. 91 Blue Beetle #1 by Keith Giffen (W) & Scott Kolins (A)
Pg. 135 Future Quest #5 by Jeff Parker (W) & Evan “Doc” Shaner (A)
Pg. 139 DC Rebirth Omnibus Hard Cover by various & Gary Frank (C)
Pg. 151 Vertigo Frostbite #1 by Joshua Williamson (w) and Jason Shawn Alexander (a/c)
Pg. 2 Civil War II #6 (of 7) by Brian Michael Bendis (W) & David Marquez (A)
Pg. 35 Power Man and Iron Fist #8 by David Walker (W) & Flaviano & Sanford Greene (A)
Pg. 63 Black Panther #6 by Ta-Nehisi Coates (W) & Christopher Sprouse (A)
Pg. 85 Empress #6 (of 7) by Mark Millar & Stuart Immonen (A/C)
Pg. 108 Runaways Collection by various
Pg. 160 Bombshells Katana Statue. 10.8” $125
Pg. 161 Designer Series The Flash by Francis Manapul Statue. 10.5” $130
Pg. 162 Batman TAS Batman Beyond 3-Pack: Bruce, Terry, Ace. $65
Pg. 538 DST Batman Classic TV Premier Collection Resin Statue. 12” $150
Pg. 539 DST JLU Animated Green Arrow Resin Bust. 6” $60
Pg. 540 DST Batman TAS Harley Quinn Man Who Killed Batman Gallery PVC Figure. 9” $45
Pg. 548 Super Hero Collection Green Lantern, Sinestro. $18 ea
Pg. 554 Batman Classic Dick Sprang Maquette. 14.5” $250
Pg. 554 Batman & Robin Clooney Panther Cowl Replica. $600
Pg. 555 Mattel DC Super Hero Girls action figures, dolls
Pg. 556 QMx Green Arrow Q-Fig $15, Poison Ivy Q-Fig FX $20
Pg. 560 Funko PX Dark Knight Returns Pop: Batman Blue, Batman Black, Batman Armored, Batman Unmasked Armored, Carrie Kelly Robin, Joker, Superman. $12 ea
Pg. 593 Koto Wonder Girl Bishoujo Statue. 8.7” $75
Pg. 593 Koto Hawkman Super Powers ARTFX+ Statue. $35
Pg. 593 Koto New 52 Bizarro ARTFX+ Statue. 8.3” $60
Pg. 544 DST Gallery Doctor Strange Comic PVC Figure. 9” $45
Pg. 544 DST Doctor Strange Movie Minimates: Strange/Ancient One, Mordo/Kaecilius, Stephen/Christine Palmer, Wong/Zealot. $10 ea
Pg. 545 DST Marvel Now Minimates Foil Bag: Spider-Man (Miles), Wolverine (X-23), Intl Iron Man, Old Man Logan, Spider-Gwen, Deadpool 2099, Venom Space Knight, rare Silk. $6 ea
Pg. 545 DST Marvel Select Odin the Destroyer Action Figure. 9” $25
Pg. 551 Chess Collection Hydroman, Spider-Queen, Spider-Ham, Prowler $17 ea, Marvel Knights Special Iron Fist $33
Pg. 574 Avengers Age of Ultron 6” Bobbleheads: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Vision, Loki, Ultron
Pg. 592 Koto Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue. 3.5” $60
Pg. 608 Tamashii Nations Manga Realization Meisho Samurai Spider-Man. $92
Pg. 628-9 Factory Entertainment Avengers Age of Ultron Metal Mini Figures: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Ultron, Hulk vs. Hulkbuster
Pg. 641 PX Spider-Gwen Unmasked Bust Bank. $20
Pg. 348 Smiley the Psychotic Button Bottle Opener. $18
Pg. 549 Star Trek Starships Collection Federation Scout Ship, Xindi Reptilian, Warp Delta $22 ea, Mirror Universe NX-01 Special Issue $22
Pg. 550 The Walking Dead Collector’s Models Rick S5, Beth. $20 ea
Pg. 550 The Hobbit Collector’s Models Oin the Dwarf. $16.50
Pg. 652 HeroClix: Joker’s Wild, 2016 Premium Maps
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