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Ep. #013 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the March 2014 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 Manga month and the upcoming summer events for Marvel and DC, and we are joined by Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, the creators of the indie comic book series Penguins vs. Possums.  PVP tells the tale of a secret war between two species – penguins and possums – each determined to annihilate the other. Throughout the millennia, they have kept their battle confined to the shadows; however, one brazen act has escalated this conflict to a fever pitch. As the world careens toward Armageddon, every human on the planet will soon be forced to CHOOSE A SIDE! The Fanboy Comics panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in May) 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 Sam Rhodes

Special guests: Vince Brusio (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring (Penguins vs. Possums)



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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. 96, Superman: Doomed #1 by Scott Lobdell (W), Greg Pak (W), Charles Soule (W), and Ken Lashley (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0619 (#1), 0171 (#1 Variant)

Pg. 157, The Wake #9 by Scott Snyder (W) and Sean Murphy (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0295 Marvel Comics Marvel

Pg. 4-9, Original Sin #1-#2 by Jason Aaron (W) and Mike Deodato (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0615 (#1), 0617 (#1 Variant), 0627 (#2), 0629 (#2 Variant)


Pg. 21, Daredevil #3 by Mark Waid (W) and Chris Samnee (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0652 Marvel

Pg. 42, Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Dave Marquez (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0697

Dark Horse Comics

Pg. 45, Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #1 by Jeremy Barlow (W), Juan Frigeri (A), and Mauro Vargas (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0018

Pg. 50-51, Robocop vs. Terminator by Frank Miller (W) and Walter Simonson (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0028 (Hardcover), 0032 (Gallery Edition)

IDW Publishing

Pg. 181, Amelia Cole and the Hidden War TPB by Adam P. Knave (W), D.J. Kirkbride (W), and Nick Brokenshire (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0379

Pg. 188, X-Files Season 10 #12 by Joe Harris (W) and Matthew Dow Smith (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0404

Pg. 188, X-Files: Conspiracy TPB by Various – Order Code: MAR14 0407

Image Comics

Pg. 206-209, MPH #1 by Mark Millar (W) and Duncan Fegredo (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0468, 0469-0471 (Variants)

Pg. 214-215, C.O.W.L. #1 by Kyle Higgins (W), Alec Siegel (W), and Rod Reis (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0477

Pg. 223 Chew / Revival #1 by John Layman (W), Tim Seeley (W), Rob Guillory (A), and Mike Norton (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0497

Pg. 226, Saga #19 by Brian K. Vaughan (W) and Fiona Staples (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0517

Pg. 244, Rat Queens #6 by Kurtis J. Wiebe (W) and Roc Upchurch (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0588 Avatar Press

Pg. 282, Disenchanted Vol. #1 by Simon Spurrier (W) and German Erramouspe (A) – Order Code: MAR14 0874 (TPB), 0875 (Hardcover)

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 308-309, Bee and PuppyCat #1 by Natasha Allegri (W/A) and Garrett Jackson (W) – Order Code: MAR14 0984 Red 5 Comics

Pg. 372, Atomic Robo and the Knights of the Golden Circle #1 by Brian Clevinger (W) and Scott Wegener (A) – Order Code: MAR14 1342

Collectibles and Games

Pg. 160, Batman Black & White Harley Quinn Second Edition Statue – Order Code: MAR14 0302

Pg. 264-265, Attack on Titan Manga (and Overview!)

Pg. 440, Admiral Ackbar shirt – Order Code: MAR14 1738-1742 Pg. 460-461, Adventure Time Plushes

Pg. 480, Doctor Who: 3D Life-Size Standup – Order Code: MAR14 2100

Pg. 483, Firefly: Serenity 1/250-Scale Cutaway Replica – Order Code: MAR14 2115

Pg. 485, Star Wars: Episode V: Wedge X-Wing Pilot Helmet Limited Edition Replica – Order Code: MAR14 2123

Pg. 488, Marvel Hawkeye Marvel NOW! ARTFX + Statue – Order Code: MAR14 2127

Pg. 489, DC Comics Batman Arkham City ARTFX + Statue – Order Code: MAR14 2128

Pg. 531, Star Wars RPG: Age of Rebellion Beginner Game – Order Code: MAR14 2408

Pg. 533, Pathfinder Player Companion: Harrow Handbook – Order Code: MAR14 2416




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