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Ep. #009 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the November 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 several important milestones and anniversaries being celebrated in this month’s PREVIEWS, as well as the new PREVIEWS Holiday Gift Guide available in stores on November 13th.  We also discuss some of his favorite books in this month’s catalog. In addition, we are joined by David Yeh, writer for and to discuss statues, action figures, and all of the other fun collectibles that are available every month from PREVIEWS magazine. 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 David Yeh (,



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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 #27 by Geoff Johns (W), Ivan Reis (A), and Joe Prado (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0123

Pg. 102 Harley Quinn #2 by Amanda Conner (W), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), and Chad Chardin (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0171

Pg. 145 FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #7 by Simon Oliver (W) and Robbi Rodriguez (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0273

Pg. 145 FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift TP by Simon Oliver (W) and Robbi Rodriguez (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0274

Marvel Comics

Marvel Pg. 18-21 Black Widow #1 and #2 by Nathan Edmondson (W) and Phil Noto (A) – Order Code: Nov13 0587 (Issue 1) and NOV13 0593 (Issue 2)

Marvel Pg. 34-39 Miracleman #1 by Mick Anglo (W) and Various Artists – Order Code: NOV13 0622

Marvel Pg. 42-43 Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1 by Brandon Seifert (W) and Karl Moline (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0638

Dark Horse

Pg. 36 Bad Blood #1 by Jonathan Maberry (W) and Tyler Crook (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0018

Pg. 44 Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64 – Leaves on the Wind #1 by Zack Whedon (W), Georges Jeanty (A), and Karl Story (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0031 (Variant: 0032)

Pg. 62 Furious #1 by Bryan J. L. Glass (W) and Victor Santos (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0057

Pg. 68 Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift  Part 1 TP – by Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0064

IDW Publishing

Pg. 154 The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 by Paul Crilley (W) and John Stanisci (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0294 (Variant: 0295)

Pg. 155 The X-Files Conspiracy: Ghostbusters by Erik Burnham (W) and Salvador Navarro (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0297 (Variant: 0298)

Pg. 167 My Little Pony Friends Forever #1 by Alex de Campi (W) and Carla Speed McNeil (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0343

Pg. 175 Red Light Properties by Dan Goldman (W/A) – Order Code: NOV13 0381

Image Comics

Pg. 197 Five Weapons #6 by Jimmie Robinson (W/A) – Order Code: NOV13 0426 (Variant: 0427)

Pg. 198 Peter Panzerfaust #16 by Kurtis J. Wiebe (W) and Tyler Jenkins (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0430

Pg. 213 Invincible Universe #9 by Phil Hester (W), Todd Nauck (A), and Gabe Eltaeb (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0505

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 261 Revelations #1 by Paul Jenkins (W) and Humberto Ramos (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0862

Pg. 262 Curse #1 by Michael Moreci (W), Tim Daniel (W), Riley Rossmo (A), and Colin Lorimer (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0863

Pg. 269 Hacktivist #1 by Alyssa Milano (W), Jackson Lanzing (W), Collin Kelly (W), Marcus To (A), and Ian Herring (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0890

Dynamite Entertainment

Pg. 282-283 The Twilight Zone #1 by J. Michael Straczynski (W) and Guiu Vilanova (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0938

Pg. 284-285 Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1 by Bill Willingham (W) and Sergio Fernandez Davilla (A) – Order Code: NOV13 0945 (Variant: 0950)

Pg. 288-289 “Li’L Dynamites” Battlestar Galactica, Vampi, Bionic Kids, Ernie, and Sonja

Drawn & Quarterly

Pg. 304 On Loving Women GN by Diane Obomsawin (W/A) – Order Code: NOV13 1049

Collectibles and Games

DC Collectibles

Pg. 148 DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 1 by Greg Capullo – Order Code: NOV13 0284 (Batman), NOV13 0285 (Talon), NOV13 0286 (Nightwing), and NOV13 0287 (The Riddler)

Pg. 149 DC Comics Super-Villains – Order Code: NOV13 0288 (Deathstorm) and NOV13 0289 (Bizarro)

Pg. 150 Batman: Arkham Asylum Armored Batman Statue – Order Code: NOV13 0291

Pg. 151 Wonder Woman: The Art of War by George Perez – Order Code: NOV13 0292

Pg. 152 Arrow Oliver Queen & Deathstroke Action Figure 2-Pack – Order Code: NOV13 0293

Pg. 376 DC Chess Collection – Order Code: NOV13 1427 (Shazam White Pawn) and NOV13 1428 (Cheetah Black Queen)

Pg. 450 DC Comics Armored Wonder Woman Bishoujo Statue – Order Code: NOV13 2032

Pg. 450 DC Comics Nightwing New 52 ARTFX + Statue – Order Code: NOV13 2034

Pg. 460 Batman: Hush Real Action Figure Figures – Order Code: NOV13 2129 (Superman) and NOV13 2130 (Batman [Black Suit])

Pg. 461 DC Comics Variant Play Arts -Kai- Wave 3 Action Figures – Order Code: NOV13 2131 (Superman) and NOV13 2132 (Supergirl)

Pg. 461 O/A Batman Super Alloy 1:6-scale Action Figure – Order Code: NOV13 2133

Pg. 461 Green Lantern “The New 52” Super Alloy 1:6-scale Action Figure (Normal Edition) – Order Code: NOV13 2134

Pg. 461 Justice League: Superman Super Alloy 1:6-scale Action Figure – Order Code: NOV13 2135

Marvel Collectibles

Pg. 377 Marvel Chess Collection – Order Code: NOV13 1429 (Spider-Man White Knight) and NOV13 1430 (Iron Man White Bishop)

Pg. 410 Marvel Minimates Deadpools Assemble Box Set – Order Code: NOV13 1819

Pg. 411 Marvel Select Action Figures – Order Code: NOV13 1820 (Black Widow), NOV13 1821 (Ultimate Hulk), NOV13 1822 (Lizard), and NOV13 1823 (Gambit)

Pg. 441 Marvel Gentle Giant Black Widow ¼ Scale Statue – Order Code: NOV13 2001

Pg. 442 Marvel Gentle Giant Juggernaut Mini-Bust – Order Code: NOV13 2002

Pg. 442 Marvel Gentle Giant Captain America Shield Bookend – Order Code: NOV13 2003

Pg. 450 Marvel Comics Black Widow Avengers NOW ARTFX+ Statue – Order Code: NOV13 2033

Pg. 465 Avengers: The Hulk 1/9-scale Action Hero Vignette – Order Code: NOV13 2154

Pg. 466 Iron Man 3: MKXLII Battle-Damaged Armor 1/9-scale Action Hero Vignette – Order Code: NOV13 2155

Pg. 466 Iron Man 3: War Machine 1/9-scale Action Hero Vignette – Order Code: NOV13 2156

Pg. 466 Iron Man 3: Iron Man Mk. XVII Heartbreaker Armor 1/9-scale Action Hero Vignette 2157

Pg. 466 Iron Man 3: Mark 39 “Starboost” Super Alloy 1/4-scale Figure – Order Code: NOV13 2159

Pg. 467 Iron Man 3: Iron Patriot Super Alloy 1:12-scale Figure – Order Code: NOV13 2161

Adult Collectors

Pg. 74 Game of Thrones Figures – Order Code: NOV13 0072 (Tyrion), NOV13 0073 (Khal Drogo), and NOV13 0074 (Ned Stark)

Pg. 226 AMC’s The Walking Dead TV Action Figures Series 5 – Order Code: NOV13 0542

Pg. 376 The Hobbit Collector’s Models – Order Code: NOV13 1425 (Gandalf the Grey) and NOV13 1426 (Azog the Defiler)

Pg. 377 Star Trek The Official Starships Collection – Order Code: NOV13 1431 (Jem’Hadar Crusier) and NOV13 1432 (Galor)

Pg. 414-415 Minecraft Collectibles and Toys: Plushes, Papercraft, 3 Inch Figures

Pg. 438 Lady Death: La Muerta Statute – Order Code: NOV13 1979

Pg. 438 B.A.R. Maid Statute – Order Code: NOV13 1980

Pg. 445 Star Wars: Rebel Seal Bookends – Order Code: NOV13 2018

Pg. 445 Star Wars: AT-AT Bookends – Order Code: NOV13 2019

Pg. 450 Star Wars Mara Jade ARTFX Bishoujo Statue – Order Code: NOV13 2031

Pg. 451 Star Wars Light Up Version Chopsticks – Order Code: NOV13 2035 (Darth Vader) and NOV13 2036 (Luke Skywalker)

For Kids

Pg. 75 Itty Bitty Hellboy Plushes – Order Code NOV13 0075 (Hellboy) and NOV13 0076 (Abe Sapien)

Pg. 368 Batman Science: The Real World Science Behind Batman’s Gear SC by Tammy Enz – Order Code: NOV13 1374

Pg. 374 Ordinary People Change the World: I Am Amelia Earhart HC by Brad Meltzer (W) and Chris Eliopoulos (A) – Order Code: NOV13 1419

Pg. 374 Ordinary People Change the World: I Am Abraham Lincoln HC by Brad Meltzer (W) and Chris Eliopoulos (A) – Order Code: NOV13 1420

Pg. 429 Puppet Master Blade Plush Buddy – Order Code: NOV13 1944

Pg. 429 My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle 11-Inch Plush – Order Code: NOV13 1945

Pg. 492 My Little Pony Mystery Minis – Order Code: NOV13 2372

Ladies’ Apparel

Pg. 398-399 Geek Chic Boutique: Dresses, Shirts, Hoodies, Socks, Sleep Tanks w/ Capes

For Dogs

Pg. 494 Star Trek The Original Series Pet Product Collection Ad: Plush Chew Toys, Captain’s Chair Dog Bed, Collars, Leashes, Bowls, Uniform Shirt, Spock Hoodie


Pg. 504 Firefly: The Board Game: Breakin’ Atmo Expansion – Order Code: NOV13 2523

Pg. 505 Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game: Dark City Expansion – Order Code: NOV13 2534

Pg. 506 Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game: Fantastic Four Expansion – Order Code: NOV13 2535

Pg. 506 Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men – Order Code: NOV13 2536 (Booster Packs) and NOV13 2537 (Starter Set)


Pg. 513 Robotech: The Complete Set – Order Code: NOV13 2574




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