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 are joined by writer Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse) 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 January) 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: Scott Rubin and Bryant Dillon
Special guest: Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
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. 253 Action Lab Cougar and Cub #1 by Nick Marino/Rosie Knight (W) & Daniel Arruda Massa (A)
Pg. 256 Aftershock Blood Blister #1 by Phil Hester (W) & Tony Harris (A)
Pg. 301 BOOM The Backstagers #6 by James Tynion IV (W) & Rian Sygh (A)
Pg. 301 BOOM The Backstagers #1 NYCC Exclusive Michael Dialynas cover
Pg. 301 BOOM Jonesy #9 by Sam Humphries (W) & Caitlin Rose Boyle (A)
Pg. 301 BOOM Slam #3 by Pamela Ribon (W) & Veronica Fish (A)
Pg. 322 Darkstorm Underworld: Blood Wars One-Shot by Kevin Grevioux (W) & Agustin Padilla/Robert Castro (A)
Other Premier Publishers
Pg. 42 Angel Season 11 #1 by Corinna Bechko (W) & Geraldo Borges (A)
Pg. 57 Dark Horse Comics/DC Comics: Justice League Vol 2 TP by various
Pg. 61 Henchgirl TP by Kristen Gudsnuk
Pg. 166 Star Trek: Waypoint #3 by Cecil Castellucci/Mairghread Scott (W) & Megan Levens/Corin Howell (A)
Pg. 181 Tales from the Darkside HC by Joe Hill (W) & Gabriel Rodriguez (A)
Pg. 194 God Country #1 by Donny Cates (W) & Geoff Shaw/Jason Wordie/John Hill (A)
Pg. 192 The Few #1 by Sean Lewis (W) & Hayden Sherman (A)
Pg. 227 The Black Monday Murders vol 1 TP by Jonathan Hickman (W) & Tomm Coker (A)
Pg. 76 The Kamandi Challenge #1 by Dan Abnett/Dan Didio (W) & Dale Eaglesham/Keith Giffen/Scott Koblish (A)
Pg. 80-83 new Rebirth #1s: Atom, Vixen, Ray, Killer Frost
Pg. 99 Harley Quinn #11-12 by Amanda Conner/Jimmy Palmiotti (W) & John Timms (A)
Pg. 118 The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1 (of 6) by Cary Bates/Greg Weisman (W) & Will Conrad (A)
Pg. 129 Batgirl: An Adult Coloring Book TP by various
Pg. 2 Monsters Unleashed #1 by Cullen Bunn (W) & Steve McNiven (A)
Pg. 14 Spider-Man #12 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) & Sara Pichelli (A)
Pg. 16 Spider-Gwen #16 by Jason LaTour (W) & Robbi Rodriguez (A)
Pg. 26 The Unstoppable Wasp #1 by Jeremy Whitley (W) & Elsa Charretier (A)
Pg. 64 Scarlet Witch #14 by James Robinson (W) & Shawn Crystal (A)
Pg. 145 WW Movie Wonder Woman on Horseback Deluxe Statue. 17.55” $350
Pg. 146 WW Movie Wonder Woman Training Outfit Statue. 12.46” $150
Pg. 147 WW Movie Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor Statue. 13.32” $275
Pg. 148-149 DCTV Constantine, Vixen, Supergirl, Martian Manhunter Action Figures. 1:11 $28ea
Pg. 150 Blueline Wonder Woman Action Figure by Jim Lee. 6.75” $40
Pg. DST Batman TAS Batgirl Resin Bust (5” $60), New Batman Adventures Poison Ivy Gallery PVC Diorama (9” $45)
Pg. 532 Kotobukiya Harley Quinn ARTFX+ Statue. 1:10, $70
Pg. 484 DST Jessica Jones as Jewel PVC Gallery Diorama 9” $45
Pg. 484 DST Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Minimates: Star-Lord/Yondu, Gamora/Rocket/Groot, Ego/Ayesha, Taserface/Mantis. $10ea
Pg. 512 Gentle Giant Netflix Daredevil Mini Bust. 1:6, $120
Pg. 512 Gentle Giant Animated Style Punisher Statue. 4.5” $65
Pg.480 Vinimates Robbie the Robot - Forbidden Planet
Pg. 488 Star Trek Starships Collection Enterprise-J, Romulan Scout Ship $22ea, Spock’s Jellyfish Ship Special Issue $40
Pg. 489 TWD Collector’s Models Negan $20
Pg. 489 Doctor Who Figurine Collection Day of the Dalek Gold, Invasion Earth Drone Dalek $18 ea
Pg. 490-491 Alien/Predator Collection Corporal Hicks, Alien3 Xenomorph ($30), Mega Alien (12.5” $150)
Pg. 494 Saga Lying Cat Talking Plush Doll 19” $45
Pg. 582 D&D Assault of the Giants Board Game $80/$130
Pg. 582 Marvel Dice Masters: The Defenders
Pg. 582 Marvel HeroClix Deadpool & X-Force