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Ep. #015 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the May 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 this month’s focus on female creators in comics. In addition, we are joined by Jody Houser, creator of Cupcake POW! and contributing writer to Womanthology, Womanthology: Space, and the upcoming Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta. The special panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in July) 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, Scott Rubin, and Sam Rhodes

Special guests: Vince Brusio (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!, Womanthology, Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta)



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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. 80, Grayson #1 by Tim Seeley (W) and Mikel Janin (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0156

Pg. 89, The New 52―Futures End #9-#13

Pg. 113, Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego#1 by Amanda Conner (W), Jimmy Palmiotti (W), Amanda Conner (A), and Others (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0248

Pg. 122-136, The New 52―Futures End Character Issues (Link:

Pg. 150, DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures #1 by Kelley Puckett (W), Paul Dini (W), Ty Templeton (W/A), Rick Burchett (A), Terry Beatty (A), and Bruce Timm (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0374

Pg. 157, Bodies by Si Spencer (W), Dean Ormston (A), Meghan Hetrick (A), Phil Winslade (A), and Tuala Lotay (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0392

Pg. 163, Trillium TP by Jeff Lemire (W/A) – Order Code: MAY14 0407

Pg. 165, Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta #1 by Various – Order Code: MAY14 0412

Marvel Comics

Marvel Pg. 18-21, Rocket Raccoon #1 by Skottie Young (W/A) – Order Code: MAY14 0797

Marvel Pg. 22-23, The Legendary Star-Lord #1 by Sam Humphries (W) and Paco Medina (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0804

Marvel Pg. 26, 100th Anniversary Special #1 – Guardians of the Galaxy by Andy Lanning (W) and Gustavo Duarte (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0811

Marvel Pg. 27, 100th Anniversary Special #1 – Spider-Man by Sean Ryan (W) and In-Hyuk Lee (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0813

Marvel Pg. 27, 100th Anniversary Special #1 – X-Men by Jen Van Meter (W) and In-Hyuk Lee (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0815

Marvel Pg. 28, 100th Anniversary Special #1 – Avengers by James Stokoe (W/A) – Order Code: MAY14 0817

Marvel Pg. 28, 100th Anniversary Special #1 – Fantastic Four by James Stokoe (W) and Joanna Estep (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0819

Marvel Pg. 30, Avengers Undercover #7 by Dennis Hopeless (W) and Kev Walker (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0825

Marvel Pg. 44-45, Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1 by Will Corona Pilgrim (W) and Andrea Di Vito (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0848

Marvel Pg. 47, Guardians of the Galaxy #17 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Ed McGuinness (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0852

Marvel Pg. 64-65, Storm #1 by Greg Pak (W) and Victor Ibanez (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0882

Dark Horse Comics

Pg. 44, Leaving Megalopolis HC by Gail Simone (W) and Jim Calafiore (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0037

Pg. 46, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part 1 – Order Code: MAY14 0039

Pg. 63, Deep Gravity #1 by Mike Richardson (W), Gabriel Hardman (W), Corinna Bechko (W), and Fernando Baldo (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0080

IDW Publishing

Pg. 180-181, Ragnarok #1 by Walter Simonson (W/A) – Order Code: MAY14 0444

Pg. 198, Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone by Scott and David Tipton (W) and Sharp Bros. (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0511

Image Comics

Pg. 218-221, Low #1 by Rick Remender (W) and Greg Tocchini (A) – Order Code: MAY14 0566

Archie Comic Publications

Pg. 290, Life with Archie #36 by Paul Kupperberg (W) and Pat Kennedy (A) – Order Code: MAY14 1012-1016 (Cover Variants)

Pg. 290, Life with Archie #37 by Paul Kupperberg (W) and Jack Morelli (A) – Order Code: MAY14 1017-1021 (Cover Variants)

BOOM! Studios

 Pg. 311, Robocop #1 by Joshua Williamson (W) and Carlos Magno (A) – Order Code: MAY14 1131

 Pg. 325, Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy #1 by Kent Osborne (W) and Mad Rupert (A) – Order Code: MAY14 1185

Dynamite Entertainment

 Pg. 341-342, Chastity #1 by Marc Andreyko (W) and Dave Acosta (A) – Order Code: MAY14 1258

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 Pg. 369, The Shadow Hero Graphic Novel by Gene Luen Yang (W) and Sonny Liew (A) – Order Code: MAY14 1431


Pg. 76, Marvel Classic Characters: Uncanny X-Men #94 #5: Colossus – Order Code: MAY14 0112
Pg. 167, Batman 75thAnniversary Action Figure 4-Pack Set 1 – Order Code: MAY14 0418

Pg. 168-169, DC Comics: Gotham City Garage Catwoman Statue – Order Code: MAY14 0419

Pg. 170, DC Comics Cover Girls Mera Statute – Order Code: MAY14 0420

Pg. 171, DC Comics Icons: Aquaman Statute – Order Code: MAY14 0421

Pg. 171, DC Comics Icons: The Flash Statute – Order Code: MAY14 0422

Pg. 172, DC Comics – The New 52 Justice League Dark Constantine (Order Code: MAY14 0423) and Zatanna (Order Code: MAY14 0424) Action Figures

Pg. 172, Wonder Woman Art of War Statue by Yanick Paquette – Order Code: MAY14 0425

Pg. 174, 1:1 Scale Black Power Battery and Ring Prop Replica – Order Code: MAY14 0430

Pg. 174, DC Nation: Deadman and Crow Plush Figure 2-Pack – Order Code: MAY14 0431

Pg. 175, DC Comics Super Heroes The Flash Bust – Order Code: MAY14 0432

Pg. 450-451 DC Comics Kids Backs: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, ABCs, Counting, and Coloring Books

Pg. 455, The Big Butt Book 3D HC by Dian Hanson (W) – Order Code: MAY14 1829

Pg. 456, Goodnight Darth Vader HC by Jeffrey Brown (W) – Order Code: MAY14 1838

Pg. 457, Star Wars: Jedi Academy Book 2: Return of the Padawan HC by Jeffrey Brown (W) – Order Code: MAY14 1839

Pg. 457, Star Wars: Jedi Academy Book 1 HC by Jeffrey Brown (W) – Order Code: MAY14 1840

Pg. 460, DC Chess Zod Black Knight (Order Code: MAY14 1844) and Brainiac Black Pawn (Order Code: MAY14 1845)

Pg. 460, Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: USS Prometheus (Order Code: MAY14 1846) and Tholian Starship 2150’s (Order Code: MAY14 1847)

Pg. 461, Marvel Chess Collection Electro Black Pawn (Order Code: MAY14 1848) and Captain Marvel White Queen (Order Code: MAY14 1849)

Pg. 461, Marvel Fact Files – Magneto Special Issue – Order Code: MAY14 1850

Pg. 475, Adventure Time: “Simon Card” Light Blue T-Shirt – Order Code: MAY14 1918-1922 (Different sizes)

Pg. 479, Bombshells T-Shirts: Catwoman (Order Codes: MAY14 1987-1991), Mera (Order Codes: MAY14 1992-1996), Batgirl (Order Codes: MAY14 1997-1998), Black Canary (Order Codes: MAY14 1999-2000), and Stargirl (Order Codes: MAY14 2001-2002)

Pg. 482, Transformers Mount St. Hilary National Park T-Shirt – Order Codes: MAY14 2073-2077 (Different sizes)

Pg. 490, Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Spider-Man Resin Bust – Order Code: MAY14 2220

Pg. 490, Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Green Goblin Resin Bust – Order Code: MAY14 2221

Pg. 491, Marvel Minimates Series 58: X-Men Days of Future Past – Order Code: MAY14 2223

Pg. 491, Marvel Minimates Series 59: All-New X-Men – Order Code: MAY14 2224

Pg. 492, Marvel Retro Spider-Man Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set – Order Code: MAY14 2225

Pg. 494, Walking Dead Minimates Series 6 – Order Code: MAY14 2230

Pg. 496, Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 1 Box Set – Order Code: MAY14 2232

Pg. 500-505, Game of Thrones Collectibles

Pg. 512-515, Guardians of the Galaxy Collectibles

Pg. 536, Batman Forever: Batarang Prop Replica – Order Code: MAY14 2481

Pg. 536, Batman Returns: Lifesize Penguin Commando Prop – Order Code: MAY14 2482

Pg. 539, Shanna The She-Devil 1/4-Scale Statute – Order Code: MAY14 2495

Pg. 539, Zombie Magneto Mini-Bust – Order Code: MAY14 2496

Pg. 546, Marvel Comics Thor Avengers Now ARTFX + Statute – Order Code: MAY14 2513

Pg. 547, Star Wars Han Solo & Chewbacca ARTFX + Statute – Order Code: MAY14 2514

Pg. 548, Freddy vs. Jason Freddy Krueger Bishoujo Statute – Order Code: MAY14 2515

Pg. 554, Amazing Spider-Man 2: Spider-man MAF Ex DX Figure Set – Order Code: MAY14 2540

Pg. 554, Attack on Titan: Eren Yeager Rah Figure – Order Code: MAY14 2541

Pg. 558, Doctor Who Figurine Collection – Order Code: MAY14 2578-2579

Pg. 580, Iron Man 2: Mark V Suitcase Armor Mobile Fuel Cell – Order Code: MAY14  2727

Pg. 582, Archer Beach Towels – Order Code: MAY14 2752-2755


Pg. 591, DC Deck Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 1 – Order Code: MAY14 2826

Pg. 591, Atomic Robo RPG Core Rulebook – Order Code: MAY14 2828

Pg. 592, X-Files: The Board Game – Order Code: MAY14 2832

Pg. 593, Aliens: Legendary Encounters Deck-Building Game Core Set – Order Code: MAY14 2840

Pg. 594, Justice League Strategy Game – Order Code: MAY14 2845

Pg. 594, Star Trek Fleet Captains: Dominion Expansion Set – Order Code: MAY14 2846




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