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Ep. #008 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the October 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 special Halloween events being held at comic stores and online at, and we discuss some of his favorite books in this month’s catalog. We are also joined by Matt Hawkins, President/COO of Top Cow and writer of Aphrodite IX and Think Tank, about the resurgence of sci-fi and the importance of creator-owned comics. The Fanboy Comics panel breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in December) from a variety of publishers and manufacturers, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Comics, 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 Matt Hawkings (President/COO of Top Cow, Aphrodite IX, Think Tank)



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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. 79 Justice League #26 by Geoff Johns (W), Ivan Reis (A), and Joe Prado (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0121

Pg. 90 Aquaman #26 by Jeff Parker (W), Paul Pelletier (A), and Sean Parsons (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0143

Pg. 118 The Movement #7 by Gail Simone (W) and Freddie Williams II (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0219

Pg. 136 Dead Boy Detectives #1 by Toby Litt (W), Mark Buckingham (W/A), and Gary Erskine (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0271

Marvel Comics

Marvel Pg. 2 Inhumanity #1 by Matt Fraction (W) and Olivier Coipel (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0637

Marvel Pg. 16 Avengers Annual #1 by Kathryn Immonen (W) and David Lafuente (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0665

Marvel Pg. 31 Scarlet Spider #25 by Chris Yost (W) and David Baldeon (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0693

Marvel Pg. 62 Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe #3 & 4 by Christopher Hastings (W) and Jacopo Camagni (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0734-0735

Dark Horse

Pg. 36 Terminator: Salvation – The Final Battle #1 by J. Michael Straczynski (W) and Pete Woods (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0008

Pg. 38 Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1 by Tim Siedell (W) and Gabriel Guzman (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0010

Pg. 56 Dark Horse Presents #31 by Mike Mignola (W), Jamie S. Rich (W), Matt Kindt (W/A), and more – OCT13 0046

IDW Publishing

Pg. 157 Doctor Who Special 2013 by Paul Cornell (W) and Jimmy Broxton (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0328

Pg. 162 The Illegitimates #1 by Taran Killam (W), Marc Andreyko (W), and Kevin Sharpe (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0349

Pg. 179 Indestructible #1 by Jeff Kline (W), Javi Garron (A), and Salvi Garcia (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0440 (0441 Variant)

Image Comics

Pg. 186 The Saviors #1 by James Robinson (W) and J. Bone (A) – Order Code: OCT13  0447

Pg. 190 Krampus! #1 by Brian Joines (W) and Dean Kotz (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0448

Pg. 195 Aphrodite IX: The Hidden Files #1 by Matt Hawkins (W) and Stjepan Sejic (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0462

Pg. 195 Aphrodite IX #8 by Matt Hawkins (W) and Stjepan Sejic (A) – Order Code: OCT 13 0463

Pg. 204 Artifacts #33 by Ken Porter (W) and -ROM- (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0592

Other Publishers

Archaia Entertainment
Pg. 246 Hawken: Melee #1 and #2 by Dan Abnett (W) and Federico Dallocchio (A) – Order Code: OCT13 (#1) 0844  and (#2) 0845

Pg. 248 Siegfreid Vol. 2: The Valkyrie by Alex Alice (W/A) – Order Code: OCT13 0846

Avatar Press
Pg. 261 Rover Red Charlie #1 by Garth Ennis (W) and Michael Dipascale (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0902 (0903 Variant)

Pg. 262 Absolution: Happy Kitty Special #1 by Christos Gage (W) and Paul Duffield (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0906 (0907 Variant)

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 275 The Midas Flesh by Ryan North (W), Shelli Paroline (A), and Braden Lamb (A) – Order Code: OCT13 0966

Dynamite Entertainment

Pg. 296 Robotech/Voltron #1 by Tommy Yune (W) and Elmer Damaso (A) – Order Code: OCT13 1057

Collectibles and Games

Pg. 75 Game of Thrones Map & Markers Set – Order Code: OCT13 0081

Pg. 147 Batman: Arkham Origins Series 2: Action Figures: Firefly (Order Code: OCT13 0302), Deadshot (Order Code: OCT13 0303), Anarky (Order Code: OCT13 0304), Deathstroke (Order Code: OCT13 0305)

Pg. 148 DC Comics Super-Villains Johnny Quick with Atomica (Order Code: OCT13 0306) and Owlman (Order Code: OCT13 0307)

Pg. 149 DC Comics Cover Girls Huntress Statue designed by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and sculpted by Jack Matthews – Order Code: OCT13 0308

Pg. 150 Superman The Man of Steel Statute designed by Kenneth Rocafort and sculpted by Paul Harding – Order Code: OCT13 0309

Pg. 150 Batman Black & White Statute designed by Gary Frank and sculpted by Jean St. Jean – Order Code: OCT13 0310

Pg. 380 The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith (W) and Juan Carlos Solon (A) – Order Code: OCT13 1482

Pg. 380 Transformers: The Covenant of Primus Deluxe HC by Justina Robson (W) – Order Code: OCT13 1484

Pg. 386 DC Superhero Chess Figurine #49 Black Manta Black Pawn (Order Code: OCT13 1510) and #50 Joker Black Knight (Order Code: OCT13 1511)

Pg. 386 Star Trek The Official Starships Collection Deep Space 9 – Order Code: OCT13 1509

Pg. 387 Star Trek The Official Starships Collection USS Defiant NX-74205 (Order Code: OCT13 1512), Borg Sphere (Order Code: OCT13 1513), USS Reliant Miranda Class (Order Code: OCT13 1514), Akira Class (Order Code: OCT13 1515)

Pg. 393 Breaking Bad Trading Cards (Order Code: OCT13 1553) and Binder (OCT13 1554)

Pg. 414 Marvel Minimates Age of Ultron Box Set – Order Code: OCT13 1843

Pg. 414 Marvel Minimates Iron Man 3 Hall of Armor – Order Code: OCT13 1844

Pg. 420 Marvel Select Classic Thor Action Figure – Order Code: OCT13 1850

Pg. 420 Marvel Select Classic Hawkeye Action Figure – Order Code: OCT13 1851

Pg. 441 Space: 1999 – Eagle-1 Transporter 1/72-Scale Model Kit – Order Code: OCT13 1986

Pg. 441 Space: 1999 – The Alien Moon Rover 1/25-Scale Model Kit – Order Code: OCT13 1987

Pg. 442 Gentle Giant Captain America & Motorcycle Statute – Order Code: OCT13 1992

Pg. 448 Marvel Comics Avengers Now Hulk ARTFX + Statute – Order Code: OCT13 2006

Pg. 448 X-Force Psylocke Fine Art Statute – Order Code: OCT13 2007

Pg. 452-453 Doctor Who Collectibles

Pg. 480 Pop! Marvel: Deadpool Vinyl Figures Maskless Grey (Order Code: OCT13 2254) and Maskless Red (Order Code: OCT13 2255)

Pg. 488 Pop! Mass Effect Vinyl Figures Shepard (Order Code: OCT13 2337), Garrus (Order Code: OCT13 2338), Grunt (Order Code: OCT13 2339), Miranda (Order Code: OCT13 2340), and Tali (Order Code: OCT13 2341)

Pg. 494 My Little Pony CCG Premiere Edition: 2-Player Start Set (Order Code: OCT13 2376), Booster Packs (Order Code: OCT13 2377), Theme Deck (Order Code: OCT13 2378)

Pg. 495 Eldritch Horror Board Game by Fantasy Flight Games – Order Code: OCT13 2380

Pg. 498 Doctor Who Alien Attax TCG Booster (Order Code: OCT13 2410), Collectible Tin (Order Code: OCT13 2411), and DTCG Starter Pack (Order Code: OCT13 2412)

Pg. 498 DC Heroclix Legion of Doom Fast Forces (Order Code: OCT13 2416), Legion of Superheroes 24 Count Gravity Feed (Order Code: OCT13 2417), and Legion of Superheroes Booster Brick (Order Code: OCT13 2418)

Pg. 502 Transformers Prime Season 3: Beast Hunters Blu-ray (Order Code: OCT13 2421) and DVD (Order Code: OCT13 2422)

Pg. 511 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons 8-12 – Order Code: OCT13 2500


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