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 "Unsung Heroes"-themed PREVIEWS catalog. In addition, we are joined by writer Russell Nohelty, founder of Wannabe Press, 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 February) 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, Jason Enright, Amanda Lawson and Bryant Dillon
Special guest: Russell Nohelty (Founder of Wannabe Press)
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. 258 Aftershock Alters #5 by Paul Jenkins (W) & Leila Leiz (A)
-Pg. 266 Amigo The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari #1 by Diego Olmos
-Pg. 290 Black Mask Quantum Teens Are Go #1 by Magdalene Visaggio (W) & Eryk Donovan (A)
-Pg. 294 Boom Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 of 6 by Robbie Thompson (W) & Barnaby Bagenda (A)
-Pg. 297 Boom Jim Henson’s The Power Of The Dark Crystal #1 by Simon Spurrier (W) & Kelly and Nichole Matthews (A)
-Pg. 298 Boom Death Be Damned #1 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (W), Hannah Christenson (A)
-Pg. 374 Oni Invader Zim #1 $1 by Jhonen Vasquez (W) & Aaron Alexovich/Megan Lawton (A)
-Pg. 375 Oni Letter 44 Volume 1: $10 Trade Edition by Charles Soule (W) & Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (A)
-Pg. 398 Titan Forever War #1 by Joe Haldeman (W) & Marvano (A)
-Pg. 414 TokyoPop Disney Manga: Beauty and the Beast by Mallory Reaves (W) & Studio Dice (A)
Other Premier Publishers
-Pg. 45 Serenity: No Power In The ‘Verse by Chris Roberson (W) & Georges Jeanty (A)
-Pg. 51 Slayer: Repentless #2 (of 3) by Jon Schnepp (W) & Guiu Vilanova (A)
-Pg. 57 Aliens: The Original Comics Series Vol. 2 HC by Mark Verheiden (W) & Denis Beauvais (A)
-Pg. 59 Conan Omnibus Volume 2: City of Thieves TP by various
-Pg. 66 ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times by Andrew MacLean
-Pg. 156 Highlander: The American Dream #1 by Brian Ruckley (W) & Andrea Mutti (A)
-Pg. 157 M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #4 by Brandon Easton (W) & Tony Vargas (A)
-Pg. 169 The X-Files: Origins TPB by Jody Houser/Matthew Dow Smith (W) & Corin Howell/Chris Fenoglio (A)
-Pg. 169 Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury #3 by Jim Zub (W) & Netho Diaz (A)
-Pg. 188 The Old Guard by Greg Rucka (W) and Leandro Fernandez (W)
-Pg. 196 The Belfry One-Shot by Gabriel Hardman
-Pg. 210 Horizon #8 by Brandon Thomas (W) & Juan Gedeon/Mike Spicer (A)
-Pg. 216 Rockstars #3 by Joe Harris (W) & Megan Hutchison (A)
-Pg. 229 Seven to Eternity, vol 1 TP by Rick Remender (W), Jerome Opeña and Matt Hollingsworth (A)
-pg. 230 Snotgirl, vol 1 TP by Bryan Lee O’Malley (W), Leslie Hung (W/A), and Mickey Quinn (A)
-Pg. 233 ElephantMen 2260 TPB 5 by Richard Starkings
-Pg. 71 The Wild Storm #1 by Warren Ellis (W) & Jon Davis-Hunt (A)
-Pg. 72 Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 by Steve Orlando (W) & Ivan Reis/Joe Prado (A)
-Pg. 75 Super Sons #1 by Peter J. Tomasi (W) and Jorge Jimenez (A)
-Pg. 80 Batgirl #8 by Hope Larson (W) & Chris Wildgoose (A)
-Pg. 91 Harley Quinn #13 by Amanda Conner/Jimmy Palmiotti (W) & John Timms (A)
-Pg. 117 Raven #6 by Marv Wolfman (W) & Diogenes Neves/Ruy Jose (A)
-Pg. 137 Vertigo The Lost Boys #5 by Tim Seeley (W) & Scott Godlewski (A)
-Pg. 57 The Unstoppable Wasp #2 by Jeremy Whitley (W) & Elsa Charretier (A)
-Pg. 99 Darth Maul #1 by Cullen Bunn (W) & Luke Ross (A)
-Pg. 128-131 80s/90s Epic Collections (X-Factor, X-Force, Excalibur, New Mutants)
Pg. 141 Gotham City Garage Wonder Woman Statue. 13.5” $350
Pg. 142 Batman B&W Nightwing by Jim Lee Statue. 7.5” $80
Pg. 143 Wonder Woman The Art of War Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. 6” $80
Pg. 483 DST Gotham TV Action Figures Series 4: Azrael, Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange. $25 ea
Pg. 486 DST Batman 66 Catwoman Season 3 (Eartha Kitt) Bust. 6” $60
Pg. 486 DST Batman TAS New Adventures Catwoman Gallery PVC Diorama. 10” $45
Pg. 495 Super Hero Collection Scarecrow, Shazam. $18 ea
Pg. 497 Super Hero Collection Mega Special Harley Quinn. 13” $150
Pg. 503 Mezco One:12 Collective PX Exclusive Arsenal, Black Adam, Red Son Superman. $80 ea
Pg. 541 Koto Black Manta ARTFX+ Statue. $60
Pg. 487 DST Gwenpool Gallery PVC Diorama. 9” $45
Pg. 489 DST Minimates Series 72 Wolverine: Weapon X/Lady Deathstrike, Mojo/Spiral, Ninja Attack Wolverine/Hand Ninja, Silver Samurai/Hand Ninja. $10 ea
Pg. 489 DST Netflix Luke Cage Minimates Box Set: Luke, Misty Knight, Cottonmouth, Mariah Dillard. $25
Pg. 491 DST Premier Collection Thanos Statue. 12” $150
Pg. 540 Koto Squirrel Girl Bishoujo Statue. 5.5” $75
Pg. 564 Tamashii Nations Manga Realization Meisho Samurai Iron Man Mark 3 Action Figure. 4 ¼” $92
Pg. 564 Square-Enix Variant Play Arts Kai Deadpool Action Figure. $150
Pg. 575 ThreeA ⅙ Scale Action Figures Black Widow $160, Peter Parker Spider-Man $350
Pg. 453 Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology HC $25.95
Pg. 494 Starships Collection Mega Enterprise NCC-1701. 11” $75, Shuttle Set 2 (Executive, NX, Type-15, Type-7) $85, 4 Enterprises (NX, 1701, A, B) $80
Pg. 495 Starships Collection USS Saratoga, Medusan Ship. $22 ea
Pg. 495 Doctor Who Mega Dead Planet Dalek. 8.85” $125
Pg. 496 Alien/Predator Collection Predator (film), Alien Dallas. $30 ea
Pg. 495 The Walking Dead Collector’s Models Carl. $20
Pg. 498 Aliens: Xenomorph Warrior Arcade Appearance 7-Inch Figure $26.99
Pg. 516 Hollywood Collectables Hellraiser Pinhead Life-Size Bust. 30” $700
Pg. 553 Gecco Komoda’s Cthulhu Prepainted Polystone Statue. 7” $259
Pg. 593 The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary Board Game. Cardboard $40, minis $80
Pg. 596 Evil Dead 2 Board Game. $60
Pg. 597 Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle - A Cooperative Deck Building Game