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Ep. #005 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast!  Covering the July 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 the recent trend of cartoons being made into comics like Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time, the awesome new horror titles coming out just in time for Halloween, and some of his favorite books in this month’s PREVIEWS catalog. We are also joined by Ross Richie, founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios, who chats with us about BOOM!’s recent acquisition of Archaia Entertainment, their awesome, new upcoming titles, and his love of a certain much-maligned mutant. 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, BOOM! Studios, 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 Ross Richie (Founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios)





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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.

DC Comics

Pg. 78 Justice League of America #7.1: Deadshot by Matt Kindt (W) and Pasqual Ferry (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0160

Pg. 88 Flash #23.3: The Rogues by Brian Buccellato (W) and Patrick Zircher (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0172

Pg. 111 Green Lantern #23.1: Relic by Robert Venditti (W), Rags Morales (A), and Cam Smith (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0201

Pg. 112 Green Lantern #23.2: Mongul by Jim Starlin (W) and Howard Porter (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0202

Pg. 113 Green Lantern #23.3: Black Hand by Charles Soule (W) and Alberto Ponticelli (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0203

Pg. 113 Green Lantern #23.4: Sinestro by Matt Kindt and Dale Eaglesham – Order Code: JUL13 0204

Marvel Comics

Marvel Pg. 36 Venom #40 by Cullen Bunn (W) and Jorge Coelho (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0623

Marvel Pg. 40 Thor: God of Thunder #13 by Jason Aaron (W) and Ron Garney (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0628

Marvel Pg. 58-61 X-Men: Battle of the Atom#1 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Frank Cho (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0658

Marvel Pg. 62-63 All-New X-Men #16 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Stuart Immonen (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0663

Marvel Pg. 64-65 X-Men #5 by Brian Wood (W) and David Lopez (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0666

Marvel Pg. 66-67 Uncanny X-Men #12 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Chris Bachalo (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0670

Marvel Pg.68 Wolverine & The X-Men #36 by Jason Aaron (W) and Giuseppe Camuncoli (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0673

Dark Horse

Pg. 30 The Star Wars #1 by J.W. Rinzler (W) and Mike Mayhew (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0008

Pg. 44 Kiss Me, Satan #1 by Victor Gischler (W) and Juan Ferreya (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0037

Pg. 56 Buzzkill #1 by Donny Cates (W), Mark Reznicek (W), and Geoff Shaw (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0069

IDW Publishing

Pg. 148 Powerpuff Girls #1 by Troy Little (W/A) – Order Code: JUL13 0295

Pg. 153 Black Dynamite #1 by Brian Ash (W), Jamal Igle (A), and Sal Buscema (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0311

Pg. 167 The Other Dead #1 by Joshua Ortega (W), Digger T. Mesch (W), and Qing Ping Mui (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0366

Image Comics

Pg. 178 Sex Criminals #1 by Matt Fraction (W) and Chip Zdarsky (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0403

Pg. 182 Rat Queens #1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0404

Pg. 186 Zero #1 by Ales Kot (W), Michael Walsh (A), andJordie Bellaire (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0415

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 274 Suicide Risk #5 by Mike Carey (W) and Joelle Jones (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0928

Pg. 275 Six-Gun Gorilla #4 by Simon Spurrier (W) and Jeff Stokely (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0939

Pg. 278 Adventure Time #20 by Ryan North (W), Shelli Paroline (A), and Braden Lamb (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0958

Other Publishers

Avatar Press Inc.: Pg. 255 God Is Dead #1 by Jonathan Hickman (W) and Di Amorim (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0839

:01 First Second: Pg. 310 Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang (W/A) – Order Codes: JUL 13 1151 and JUL13 1152

Valiant Entertainment LLC: Pg. 346 Eternal Warrior #1 by Greg Pak (W) and Trevor Hairsine (A) – Order Code: JUL13 1306


Pg. 69 Game of Thrones White Walker Bust – Order Code: JUL13 0102

Pg. 69 Marvel Classic Character: X-Men #5–Iceman – Order Code: JUL13 0103

Pg. 141 DC Comics–The New 52 Swamp Thing Deluxe Action Figure – Order Code: JUL13 0280

Pg. 142 DC Comics–Super-Villains Deathstroke Action Figure – Order Code: JUL13 0281

Pg. 142 Batman: Arkham Origins Series 1: Action Figures (Bane and Joker) – Order Code: JUL13 0282-0283

Pg. 143 DC Comics: Gotham City Garage Catwoman Statue by Dustin Nguyen – Order Code: JUL13 0284

Pg. 144 Batman Black & White Batman: Arkham Origins Statue – Order Code: JUL13 0285

Pg. 144 Infinite Crisis: Arcane Green Lantern Statue by Mat Brouillard – Order Code: JUL13 0286

Pg. 372 DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #43 Green Arrow White Pawn – Order Code: JUL13 1447

Pg. 372 DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #44 Bizarro Black Pawn – Order Code: JUL13 1448

Pg. 392 Army of Darkness S-Mart Work Shirt – Order Code: JUL13 1552-1556

Pg. 401 Chew: Reservoir Chogs T-shirt – Order Code: JUL13 1726-1729

Pg. 412 Thief of Thieves Minimates Box Set (Redmond, Celia, Cohen, and Augustus) – Order Code: JUL13 1824

Pg. 414 Marvel Select Silver Surfer Figure – Order Code: JUL13 1827

Pg. 419 Axe Cop Seris 1 4-Inch Action Figures – Order Code: JUL13 1860

Pg. 430 Breaking Bad: Walter White “Blue Hazmat” 6-inch Figure – Order Code: JUL13 1895

Pg. 438 Gentle Giant Spider-Man Red/Blue Mini-Bust – Order Code: JUL13 1927

Pg. 438 Thor “Smashing Hammer” Statue – Order Code: JUL13 1928

Pg. 444 DC Comics Superman For Tomorrow ARTFX Statue – Order Code: JUL13 1943

Pg. 444 DC Comics Shazam New 52 ARTFX+ Statue – Order Code: JUL13 1944

Pg. 445 Marvel Psylocke Ninja Outfit X-Force Bishoujo Statue – Order Code: JUL13 1945

Pg. 478 Firefly: Malcolm Reynolds Dog Tags Set – Order Code: JUL13 2206

Pg. 478 Firefly: Independence Flag – Order Code: JUL13 2207

Pg. 487 Archer Board Game – Order Code: JUL13 2297

Pg. 487 Ender’s Game: Battle School Board Game – Order Code: JUL13 2299

Pg. 487 Street Fighter Deck Building Game – Order Code: JUL13 2300

Pg. 488 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures – B-Wing Expansion Pack – Order Code: JUL13 2307

Pg. 488 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures – HWK-290 Light Freighter Expansion Pack – Order Code: JUL13 2308

Pg. 488 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures – Lambda-Class Shuttle Expansion Pack – Order Code: JUL13 2309

Pg. 488 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures – Tie Bomber Expansion Pack – Order Code: JUL13 2310


Ross Richie’s Picks

(DC) Pg. 76 Justice League #23.3: Dial E by China Mieville (W), Mateus Santoluoco (A), Jeff Lemire (A), Jock Alberto Ponticelli (A), David Lapham (A), and Riccardo Burchiello (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0158

(DC) Pg. 92 Action Comics #23.1: Cyborg Superman by Michael Alan Nelson (W) and Mike Hawthorne (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0176

(DC) Pg. 104 Batman and Robin #23.3: Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins – Order Code: JUL13 0191

(Marvel) Marvel Pg. 58-61 X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Frank Cho (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0658

(Marvel) Marvel Pg. 76 Uncanny X-Force #11 by Sam Humphries (W) and Ramon Perez (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0686

(Marvel) Marvel Pg. 29 Ultimate Comics-Spider-Man #27 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and David Marquez (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0613

(Dark Horse) Pg. 34 Star Wars Legacy #7 by Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W), and Brian Thies (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0014

(IDW) Pg. 163 T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents #2 by Phil Hester (W) and Andrea Di Vito (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0350

(Image) Pg. 186 Zero #1 by Ales Kot (W), Michael Walsh (A), and Jordie Bellaire (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0415

(Image) Pg. 192 Century West OGN by Howard Chaykin (W/A) – Order Code: JUL13 0441

(BOOM!) Pg. 269 Hit #1 by Bryce Carlson (W) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0912

(BOOM!) Pg. 270-271 Sons of Anarchy #1 by Christopher Golden (W) and Damian Couceiro (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0914

(Archaia) Pg. 238-239 Cow Boy Vol. 2 Unconquerable by Nate Cosby (W) and Chris Eliopoulos (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0784

(BOOM!) Pg. 272 Clive Barker’s Next Testament #5 by Clive Barker (W), Mark Miller (W), and Haemi Jang (A) – Order Code: JUL13 0916




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