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Ep. #010 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the December 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 all of the cool features and tools that are available on, as well as getting the scoop on all of the new interviews they’ll be featuring this month. In addition, we are joined by Janelle Asselin, writer of’s Hire This Woman article series and former DC editor, to discuss the politics of gender representation in comics and how to make comics appeal to readers of all genders, ages, and backgrounds.  Of course, we also discuss all of the new books in this month’s PREVIEWS magazine. We also include an interview with Eric M. Esquivel, writer of BOOM! Studios’ Freelancers, about his new series Loki: Ragnarok and Roll. The Fanboy Comics panel breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in February) 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, Bryant Dillon, and Barbra Dillon

Special guests: Vince Brusio (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Janelle Asselin (, DC)



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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

Superman: Lois Lane #1 by Marguerite Bennett (W) and Emanuella Lupacchino (A) Order Code: DEC13 0248

Batwoman #28 by Marc Andreyko (W) and Jeremy Haun (A) Order Code: DEC13 0263 

Marvel Comics


Marvel Pg. 6-8 Ms. Marvel #1 by G. Willow Wilson (W) and Adrian Alphona (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0623

Marvel Pg. 12-13 She-Hulk #1 by Charles Soule (W) and Javier Pulido (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0634

Marvel Pg. 22-23 The New Warriors #1 by Christopher Yost (W) and Marcus To (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0655

Marvel Pg. 26-27 Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 by Al Ewing (W) and Lee Garbett (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0663

Dark Horse

Pg. 32-33 Tomb Raider #1 by Gail Simone (W), Nicolás Daniel Selma (A), and Juan Gedeon (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0059

Pg. 52 X #10 by Duane Swierczynski (W) and Eric Nguyen (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0095

IDW Publishing

Pg. 173 Star Trek #30 by Mike Johnson (W) and Yasmin Liang (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0435

Pg. 181 City: The Mind in the Machine #1 by Eric Garcia (W) and Javier Fernandez (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0471

Pg. 184 Red Panda: Mask of the Red Panda TPB by Gregg Taylor (W) and Dean Kotz (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0478

Image Comics

Pg. 202-203 Apocalypse Al by J. Michael Straczynski (W), Sid Kotian (A), and Bill Farmer (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0489 (Variant: 0490)

Pg. 227 Rocket Girl #5 by Brandon Monrclare (W) and Amy Reeder (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0590

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 277 Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1 by Eric Esquivel (W) and Jerry Gaylord (A) – Order Code: DEC13 0966

Devil’s Due Entertainment

Pg. 310 Plume TP by K. Lynn Smith (W/A) – Order Code: DEC13 1118

Top Shelf

Pg. 346 Alone Forever Graphic Novel by Liz Prince (W/A) – Order Code: DEC13 1293

Collectibles and Games

Pg. 149 DC Comics Bombshells Black Canary Statue Designed by Ant Lucia and Sculpted by Sam Greenwell – Order Code: DEC13 0358

Pg. 149 Batman Black & White Harley Quinn Statue Designed by Bruce Timm and Sculpted by Jon Matthews – Order Code: DEC13 0359

Pg. 380 Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: USS Equinox NCC-72381 (Order Code: DEC13 1441) and Ferengi Marauder (Order Code: DEC13 1442)

Pg. 394 Star Wars: Yoda Backpack Sand T-Shirt – Order Code: DEC13 1526-1530

Pg. 400-401 Her Universe Apparel

Pg. 420 Sanrio X Street Fighter Deluxe Plushies “Hello Kitty” Cammy, Ken, and Guile – Order Codes: 10-Inch DEC13 1868-1870 and 6-Inch 1871-1873

Pg. 434 DC Comics Batgirl New 52 ARTFX + Statute – Order Code: DEC13 1932

Pg. 434 Marvel Comics Spider-Woman Bishoujo Statute ($64.99) – Order Code: DEC13 1933

Pg. 438-439 Attack on Titan: Mikasa Ackerman Real Action Hero 12” – Order Code: DEC13 1949

Pg. 438 Attack on Titan: Eren Yeager Figma $74.99 – Order Code: DEC13 1950

Pg. 447 Final Fantasy 2014 Series Plushes: Cactuar (Order Code: DEC13 1996), Moogle (DEC13 1997), Tonberry (DEC13 1998), Chocobo (DEC13 1999), and FFXIV Stuffed Moogle Kuplu Kopo (DEC13 2000)

Pg. 462-463 Evangelion Collectibles and Movies

Pg. 485 Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG: Dangerous Covenants Sourcebook – Order Code: DEC13 2318

Pg. 485 Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG: Suns of Fortune Sourcebook – Order Code: DEC13 2319





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