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Ep. #004 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

PREVIEWS June 2013

PREVIEWS June 2013Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast!  Covering the June 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 PREVIEWSworld Editor Vince Brusio about Marvel and DC’s big summer event books, the best places to find great all-ages comics for your kids, and some of his favorite books in the month’s PREVIEWS catalog. We are also joined by Jody Houser, who chats with us about her contributions to Womanthology and the new Womanthology: Space hardcover. The Fanboy Comics panel breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in August) 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 (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Jody Houser (Womanthology, Womanthology: Space, Cupcake POW!)







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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. 72 Justice League of America #7 by Geoff Johns (W), Jeff Lemire (W), Doug Mahnke (A), and Christian Alamy (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0146
Pg. 73 Justice League Dark #23 by Jeff Lemire (W) and Mikel Janin (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0151

Pg. 73 Justice League #23 by Geoff Johns (W), Ivan Reis (A), and Joe Prado (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0154

Pg. 97 Batgirl #23 by Gail Simone (W), Fernando Pasarin (A), and Jonathan Glapion (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0210

Pg. 114 DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #1 by Keith Giffen (W) and Dexter Soy (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0242

Pg. 117 Batman Beyond Universe #1 by Kyle Higgins (W), Christos N. Gage (W), Thony Silas (A), and Iban Coello (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0252

Pg. 129 Trillium #1 by Jeff Lemire (W/A) – Order Code: JUN13 0285

Pg. 379 DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia TP by Steve Korte (W) and Art Baltazar (A/C) – Order Code JUN13 1453


Pg. 2-9 Infinity #1 of 6 Jonathan Hickman (W) and Jim Cheung (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0572
Pg. 10-16 Infinity tie-ins: Avengers #17-#18 (Order Codes: JUN13 0585-0586), Captain Marvel #15 (Order Code: JUN13 0590), Secret Avengers #8 (Order Code: JUN13 0594), and Thunderbolts #14 (Order Code: JUN13 0591)

Pg. 27 Superior Spider-Man Team Up #2 by Christopher Yost (W) and Marco Checcetto (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0608

Pg. 28 Scarlet Spider #20 and #21 by Christopher Yost (A) and Carlo Barberi (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0609 (#20) and JUN13 0610 (#21)

Pg. 34 Rocket Raccoon: Tales from Half-World by Bill Mantlo (W) and Mike Mignola (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0618

Pg. 35 Guardians of the Galaxy #6 by Brian Michael Bendis (W), Neil Gaiman (W), and Sara Pichelli (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0619

Dark Horse

Pg. 30 Halo: Initiation #1 of 3 by Brian Reed (W), Marco Castiello (A), and Michael Atiyeh (C) – Order Code: JUN13 0008

Pg. 42 Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 of 3 by Art Baltazar (W/A) and Franco (W) – Order Code: JUN13 0027

Pg. 60 Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #0 by Peter Hogan (W) and Steve Parkhouse (A/C) – Order Code: JUN13 0055


Pg. 148 T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 by Phil Hester (W) and Andrea Di Vito (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0322

Pg. 151 Locke & Key: Alpha #1 of 2 by Joe Hill (W) & Gabriel Rodriguez (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0329

Pg. 159 KISS Kids #1 of 4 by Chris Ryall (W), Tom Waltz (W), and Jose Holder (A) – Order Code: JUN 13 0355

Pg. 164 My Little Pony: The Magic Begins – Order Code: JUN13 0376

Pg. 164 My Little Pony: Cover Gallery! #1 – Order Code: JUN13 0377

Pg. 171 Star Trek Ongoing #24 by Mike Johnson (W), Claudia Balboni (A), and Tim Bradstreet (C) – Order Code: JUN13 0405


Pg. 178 The Sidekick #1 by J. Michael Straczynski (W), Tom Mandrake (A), and Brian Miller (A) – Order Codes: JUN13 0425 or JUN13 0426 (Variant Cover)

Pg. 182 Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #1 of 3 by Daniel Freedman (W) & Sina Grace (W/A) – Order Code: JUN13 0429

Pg. 186 Chew #36 by John Layman (W) and Rob Guillory (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0435

Pg. 190 Saga #13 by Brian K. Vaughan (W) and Fiona Staples (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0454

Action Lab Entertainment

Pg. 229 Princeless: Tales of Girls Who Rock by Jeremy Whitley (W) and Various (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0711

Amigo Comics

Pg. 230 Arcane Secrets #1 by Angel A. Svoboda (W/A) – Order Code: JUN13 0722

Ape Entertainment

Pg. 234 Genie the Genius by Darren Sanchez (W) and Montos (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0738


Pg. 238 – 239 The Thrilling Adventure Hour by Ben Acker (W), Ben Blacker (W), and Various (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0742

Pg. 240 – 241 Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was by Andrew E.C. Gaska (W) and Various (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0743

Pg. 242 – 243 Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard by David Petersen (W/A), C.P. Wilson III (W/A), Cory Godbey (W/A), and Eric Canete (W/A) – Order Code: JUN13 0744


Pg. 251 Overtaken #1 of 5 by Frank Mastromauro (W) and Marco Lorenzana (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0782

Big Dog Ink

Pg. 264 Penny for Your Soul: Death #1 by Tom Hutchison (W) and J. B. Neto (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0869

Pg. 264 Shahrazad #0 by Tom Hutchison (W) and Mike Krome (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0863

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 271 3 Guns #1 of 6 by Steven Grant (W) and Emilio Laiso (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0885

Pg. 273 Robocop: Last Stand #1 of 8 by Frank Miller (Story), Steven Grant (W), and Korkut Oztekin (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0889

Dynamite Entertainment

Pg. 284 Lords of Mars #1 of 6 by Arvid Nelson (W) and Roberto Castro (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0943-0945 (Cover Variants)

Pg. 287 Lady Rawhide #1 of 5 by Eric Trautmann (W) and Milton Estevam (A) – Order Code: JUN13 0956

Pg. 296 Pathfinder: Goblins! #1 of 5 by Adam Warren (W), Erik Mona (W), Carlos Gomez (A), and Shane White (A) – Order Code: JUN13 1031

Hermes Press

Pg. 314 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #1 of 4 by Howard Chaykin (W/A) and Jesus Aburto (C) – Order Code: JUN13 1170-1171 (Variant Covers)

Red 5 Comics

Pg. 333 Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur #2 by Brian Clevinger (W) and Scott Wegener (A) – Order Code: JUN13 1257


Pg. 139 DC Infinite Crisis: Nightmare Batman Statue Sculpted by Erick Sosa – Order Code: JUN13 0305

Pg. 139 DC Infinite Crisis: Atomic Wonder Woman Statue Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios – JUN13 0306

Pg. 140 DC Batman: Arkham Origins Series 1 Action Figure: Batman – Order Code: JUN13 0307

Pg. 140 DC Batman: Arkham Origins Series 1 Action Figure: Black Mask – Order Code: JUN13 0308

Pg. 141 DC Blue Lantern Power Battery – Order Code: JUN13 0309

Pg. 141 DC New 52 Action Figure: Pandora – Order Code: JUN13 0310

Pg. 141 DC Super-Villains Action Figure: Black Adam – Order Code: JUN13 0311

Pg. 377 DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection: Superman & Lex Luthor (Kings) – Order Code: JUN13 1442

Pg. 378 DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection: Flash White (Bishop) – Order Code: JUN13 1443

Pg. 378 DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection: Captain Cold (Black Pawn) – Order Code: JUN13 1444

Pg. 394 The Walking Dead Carl’s Science Dog T-shirt – Order Code: JUN13 1533-1537 (Based on size)

Pg. 410 Star Trek VI U.S.S. Excelsior Electronic Ship – Order Code: JUN13 1794

Pg. 412 Invincible Minimates Series 1 Box Set (Invincible, Atom Eve, Omni-Man, and Allen the Alien) – Order Code: JUN13 1795

Pg. 419 Kasual Friday Comic/Big Screen SuperStars Wave 1 (Robocop, Ash and The Phantom) – Order Code: JUN13 1844

Pg. 442 Marvel Bowen Johnny Storm – Order Code: JUN13 1962

Pg. 442 Marvel Bowen Ms. Marvel – Order Code: JUN13 1963

Pg. 444 Marvel Bowen Hobgoblin – Order Code: JUN13 1964

Pg. 444 Marvel Bowen Rogue (Modern) – Order Code: JUN13 1965

Pg. 450 Marvel Kotobukiya Iron Man 3 War Machine ARTFX – Order Code: JUN13 1994

Pg. 450 DC Kotobukiya Deathstroke ARTFX – Order Code: JUN 13 1995

Pg. 496 Cryptozoic DC Comics Deck Building Game 2: Heroes Unite. (Shazam!, Hawkman, Red Tornado, Nightwing, Black Canary, Batgirl, and Booster Gold!) – Order Code: JUN13 2372

Pg. 497 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – Starfield Tile Kit – Order Code: JUN13 2379

Pg. 499 Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures – Order Code: JUN13 2392

Pg. 500 Marvel HeroClix Wolverine & the X-Men Primer – Order Code: JUN13 2402

Pg. 501 Marvel HeroClix Wolverine & the X-Men Booster Brick – Order Code: JUN13 2403






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