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Ep. #003 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Previews May 2013

Previews May 2013Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast!  Covering the May 2013 issue of PREVIEWS magazine from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., Fanboy Comics’ panel examines the upcoming comics, graphic novels, and other merchandise that will be available in stores nationwide and explains the importance of pre-ordering and its effect on the comic book industry as a whole. 

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 comic months.

In this month’s episode, we chat with Diamond Comic Distributor’s Webmaster, Vince Brusio, about this summer’s biggest film adaptations and the comic books on which they are based, the importance of the Eisner Awards, and some of his favorite books in the month’s PREVIEWS catalog.  We are also joined by Jud Meyers, the Eisner Award winning owner of Blastoff Comics, the vintage comic book boutique in North Hollywood, CA.  The Fanboy Comics panel breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in July) from a variety of publishers and manufacturers, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Image, Archaia, DC Collectibles, NECA, and more!



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Cast members: Jason Enright, Kristine Chester, and Scott Rubin

Special guests: Vince Brusio (Webmaster of Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Jud Meyers (Blastoff Comics)







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A Helpful Guide to PREVIEWS (Courtesy of the Diamond Comic Distribution website):


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 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. 86 Justice League #22 (Johns & Reis) – Trinity War – Order Code: May13 0099
Pg. 87 Justice League of America #6 and Justice League Dark #22 -Trinity War Pt. 2 & 3 – Order Code: May13 0103 and Order Code: May13 0107
Pg. 88 Constantine # 5 Trinity Tie-In Order Code: May13 0112
Pg. 97 Flash Annual #2 (Buccelatio & Sami Basri) – Order Code: May13 0124
Pg. 101 Superman Unchained Director’s Cut #1 (Snyder & Lee) – Order Code: May13 0138
Pg. 107 Batman Year Zero: The Director’s Cut #1 (Snyder & Capullo) – Order Code: May13 0156


Pg. 2 Avengers A.I. #1 (Sam Humphries & Andre Lima Araujo) – Order Code: May13 0584
Pg. 8 Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers #1 (Bendis, Oeming & Doyle & Mundo) – Order Code: May13 0599
Pg. 26 The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1 (Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber) – Order Code: May13 0629
Pg. 28 Superior Carnage #1 (Kevin Shinick & Stephen Segovia) – Order Code: May13 0635
Pg. 31 Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 (Christopher Yost & David Lopez) – Order Code: May13 0638
Pg. 46 Hawkeye Annual #1 (Matt Fraction & Javier Pulido) – Order Code: May13 0667

Dark Horse Comics

Pg. 44 Captain Midnight #1 (Joshua Williamson & Fernando Dagnino) – Order Code: May13 0015
Pg. 49 Amala’s Blade by Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas – Order Code: May13 0016
Pg. 51 MIND MGMT #13 by Matt Kindt – Order Code: May13 0021
Pg. 67 Star Wars: Dark Times – A Spark Remains #1 of 5 – Order Code: May13 0058

IDW Publishing

Pg. 162 Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror (Roger Langridge & J Bone) – Order Code: May13 0288
Pg. 163 Rocketeer/The Spirit Pulp Friction! #1 of 4 (Mark Waid & Paul Smith) – Order Code: May13 0295
Pg. 167 Dinosaurs Attack! #1 of 5 (Gary Gerani, Herb Trimpe & Earl Norem) – Order Code: May13 0307
Pg. 172 Wizards & Robots One-Shot ( & Brian David Johnson, Adam Archer) – Order Code: May13 0322
Pg. 174 Locke & Key Treasury Edition (Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez) – Order Code: May13 0332

Image Comics

Pg. 196 Ghosted #1 (Joshua Williamson, Goran Sudzuka & Miroslav Mrva) – Order Code: May13 0405
Pg. 198 Sheltered #1 (Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas) – Order Code: May13 0408

Action Lab Entertainment

Pg. 240 Skyward #1 (Jeremy Dale) – Order Code: May13 0760

Archaia Entertainment

Pg. 250 Cyborg 009 GN Hardcover (F.J. Desanto & Bradley Cramp, Marcus To & Ian Herring) – Order Code: May13 0800


Pg. 297 Red Sonja #1 (Gail Simone & Walter Geovani) – Order Code: May13 0985
Pg. 299 Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash #1 (Tim Seeley & Daniel Leister) – Order Code: May13 0999

Hermes Press

Pg. 324 Scratch 9: Cat Tails #1 (Rob Worley, Shannon Eric Denton, etc.) – Order Code: May13 1167

Quirk Books

Pg. 375 and 389 William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher – Order Code: May13 1497

Top Shelf Productions

Pg. 346 Monster on the Hill GN (Rob Harrell) – Order Code: May13 1277
Pg. 346 God Is Disappointed In You HC (Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler) – Order Code: May13 1278


Pg. 80 Dark Horse Hellboy Mini Qees – Order Code: May13 0076-0078
Pg. 83 Dark Horse Mass Effect Turian Cruiser Ship Replica – Order Code: May13 0084
Pg. 153 DC Superman & Wonder Woman “The Kiss” – Order Code: May13 0269
Pg. 155 DC Arkham City Batman Statue, Grundy Action Figure – Order Code: May13 0273-0274
Pg. 158 DC Justice League Chess Set, Batman B&W Joker by Capullo- Order Code: May13 0280-0281
Pg. 160 DC 1:1 Scale Orange Lantern Power Battery – Order Code: May13 0287
Pg. 379 DC Superhero Chess Deadshot & Batman – Order Code: May13 1430 -1431
Pg. 405 Chew Chog T-Shirt – Order Code: May13 1673 – 1676
Pg. 407 DC New 52 Costume T-Shirts (GL, Flash, Aquaman) – Order Code: May13 1718 – 1732
Pg. 415 Marvel Thor The Dark World Minimates – Order Code: May13 1783
Pg. 438 Marvel Bowen Statues Hellcat & Spider-Man 2099 – Order Code: May13 1909-1910
Pg. 446 Marvel Koto Hulk – Order Code: May13 1933
Pg. 482 Domo! – Order Code: May13 Order Code: May13 2185 – 2196
Pg. 495 Firefly: the Game – Order Code: May13 2319
Pg. 498 HeroClix: Star Trek Attack Wing, Yu-Gi-Oh! – Order Code: May13 2339 – 2349






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