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 this month's sci-fi/fantasy-themed PREVIEWS catalog. In addition, we are joined by Nick Marino (Action Lab - Holy F*ck, Holy F*cked, Cougar and Cub) and Rosie Knight (Cougar and Cub, London's Orbital Comics) 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 October) 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.
Back of the Book
Pg. 258 Action Lab Sleigher #4 by Rob Harrington (W) & Axur Eneas (A)
Pg. 298 Black Mask The Skeptics #1 by Tini Howard (W) & Devaki Neogi (A)
Pg. 304 Boom! Warlords of Appalachia #1 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (W) & Jonas Scharf (A)
Pg. 359 Devil’s Due Inspector Oh #1 by Matt Yuan (W) & John Yuan (A)
Pg. 396 Kodansha Comics Attack on Titan Anthology GN w/a Isayama Hajime & Various
Pg. 412 Oni Press Kaijumax Season 2 #5 by Zander Cannon (W/A)
Pg. 455 Titan Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #1 by George Mann (W) & Tazio Bettin (A)
Other Premier Publishers
Pg. 48 Spell on Wheels #1 of 5 by Kate Leth (W) & Megan Levens (A)
Pg. 57 Dept. H #7 by Matt Kindt (W) & Sharlene Kindt (A)
Pg. 158 Transformers: Till All Are One: Revolution #1 by Mairghread Scott (W) & Naoto Tsushima (A)
Pg. 162 Godzilla: Half Century War #1 (Greatest Hits) by James Stokoe
Pg. 170 Jem and the Holograms #20 by Kelly Thompson (W) & Meredith McClaren (A)
Pg. 175 The Electric Sublime #1 (of 4) by W. Maxwell Prince (W) & Martin Morazzo (A)
Pg. 188 Haunted Horror #24 by Various
Pg. 194 Moonshine #1 by Brian Azzarello (W) & Eduardo Risso (A)
Pg. 196 Reborn #1 by Mark Millar (W) & Greg Capullo (A)
Pg. 200 Green Valley #1 of 9 by Max Landis (W) & Giuseppe Camuncoli (A)
Pg. 80 Young Animal Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1 by Gerard Way/Jon Rivera (W) & Michael Avon Oeming (A)
Pg. 81 Young Animal Shade, The Changing Girl #1 by Cecil Castelllucci (W) & Marley Zarcone (A)
Pg. 89 Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3 by Julie Benson/Shawna Benson (W) & Claire Roe (A)
Pg. 111 Trinity #2 by Francis Manapul (W/A)
Pg. 123 Gotham Academy: Second Semester #2 by Brenden Fletcher/Karl Kerschl/Becky Cloonan (W) & Adam Archer/Sandra Hope/Msassk (A)
Pg. 46 Cage! #1 of 4 by Genndy Tartakovsky (W/A)
Pg. 70 Vision #12 by Tom King (W) & Gabriel Hernandez Walta (A)
Pg. 82 A Year of Marvels: The Unbeatable #1 by Various
Pg. 84 Death of X #1, 2 of 4 by Jeff Lemire/Charles Soule (W) & Aaron Kuder (A)
Pg. 96 DK’s Enchanted Tiki Room by Jon Adams (W) & Horacio Domingues (A)
Pg. 150 Designer Series Superman & Lois Lane by Gary Frank Statue. 16.5” $250
Pg. 151 DC TV Hawkgirl, Firestorm, Zoom. 6.75” $28
Pg. 152 Rebirth Justice League of America Action Figure Seven-Pack. $100
Pg. 153 Batman B&W by Jason Fabok. 7.5” $80
Pg. 154 Suicide Squad Movie Joker and Harley Quinn Statue. 13.25” $250
Pg. 541 DST Batman TAS Premier Collection Nurse Harley Quinn 12” Resin Statue. $150
Pg. 542 DST Batman TAS Man-Bat Resin Bust 6” $60
Pg. 542 DST JLU Black Canary Gallery PVC Figure. 9” $45
Pg. 550 Super Hero Collection Atom, Firestorm. $18 ea
Pg. 558 Tonner DC Gotham Garage 16” Dolls Catwoman, Harley Quinn $175 ea
Pg. 589 Koto Wonder Woman Super Powers ARTFX+ Statue. $30
Pg. 589 Koto Captain Cold New 52 ARTFX+ Statue. $60
Pg. 546 DST Marvel Select Cable Action Figure. 7” $25
Pg. 546 DST Gallery Hulk PVC Statue. 11” $45
Pg. 552 Chess Collection Mysterio, Vulture, Spider-UK, Anti-Venom $17 ea
Pg. 552 Fact Files Special Doctor Strange. 6” $35
Pg. 588 Koto Thor Bishoujo Statue. 12” $90
Pg. 610 Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai Iron Man/Spider-Man Limited Color Edition $120 ea, Venom Limited Color Edition $130
Pg. 620 3A Ultron Classic/Shadow. 13” $220 ea
Pg. 479 Valiant Rai Statue by X-PLUS. 18”
Pg. 533 Star Trek Starfleet Captains T-Shirt
Pg. 544 Predator Minimates Series 3: Thermal Dutch/Predator, Muddy Royce/Cloaked Berserker, Falconer Predator/Warrior Predator, rare Cloaked Falconer. $10 ea
Pg. 551 Star Trek Starships Collection Bajoran Troop Transport, NX Alpha Prototype $22
Pg. 551 The Walking Dead Collector’s Models Daryl (Bowling Ball), Merle Walker $20 ea
Pg. 553 Doctor Who Figurine Collection Mega Dalek 9” $125
Pg. 556 Mezco One:12 Collective Space Ghost. $75
Pg. 559 Fallout 3: Vault Boy 101 Bobblehead Series 3 7-Piece Set. $80
Pg. 581 Banpresto Dragonball Z Masterpiece Series Manga Dimensions Vegeta 8.75” $60
Pg. 653 Marvel Chess Set $9
Pg. 653 Pathfinder Adventure Path Strange Aeons Part 3: Dreams of the Yellow King $25
Pg. 653 Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Horror Realms $23
Pg. 656 Marvel Dice Masters Deadpool
Pg. 656 TMNT HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell