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Ep. #017 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the July 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 their plans for San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, we are joined by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, writers of the new Archaia graphic novel Hacktivist, available in stores everywhere July 22nd. They join us to discuss their work on Hacktivist, the success of the BOOM!/Archaia merger, and some of their favorite comic franchises. The panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in September) 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.), Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)


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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. 86-87, Futures End #18-#21 – Order Codes: JUL14 0206-0209

Pg. 118, Fables #144 by Bill Willingham (W), Mark Buckingham (A) and Steve Leialoha (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0276

Marvel Comics

Marvel Pg. 10-13, Spider-Verse

Marvel Pg. 11, Superior Spider-Man #33 by Christos N. Gage (W), Dan Slott (W), and Giuseppe Camuncoli (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0612

Marvel Pg. 12, Edge of Spider-Verse #2 by Jason Latour (W) and Robbi Rodriguez (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0616

Marvel Pg. 12, Edge of Spider-Verse #3 by Dustin Weaver (W/A) – Order Code: JUL14 0618

Marvel Pg. 13, Edge of Spider-Verse #1 by David Hine (W), Fabrice Sapolsky (W), and Richard Isanove (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0614

Marvel Pg. 26, Legendary Star-Lord #3 by Sam Humphries (W) and Paco Medina (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0639

Marvel Pg. 49, New Warriors #9 by Christopher Yost (W) and Marcus To (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0674

Marvel Pg. 50, New Warriors #10 by Christopher Yost (W) and Marcus To (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0675

Dark Horse Comics

Pg. 38-39, Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 by Paul Tobin (W) and Juan Ferreyra (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0052

Pg. 40-41, Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 by Chris Roberson (W) and Patric Reynolds (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0054

Pg. 64, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part Three TP by Gene Luen Yang (W), Michael Dante DiMartino (W), Bryan Konietzko (W), and Gurihiru (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0112

Pg. 75, The Borgias HC by Alejandro Jodorowsky (W) and Milo Manara (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0133

IDW Publishing

Pg. 138-139, G.I. Joe #1 by Karen Traviss (W) and Steve Kurth (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0305

Pg. 149, Parker: The Man With The Getaway Face by Richard Stark (W) and Darwyn Cooke (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0343

Pg. 153, My Little Pony Annual 2014 by Ted Anderson (W) and Ben Bates (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0362

Pg. 159, Ghostbusters #20 by Erik Burnham (W) and Dan Schoening (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0389

Image Comics

Pg. 174-177, Roche Limit #1 by Michael Moreci (W) and Vic Malhotra (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0435

Pg. 178-181, Copperhead #1 by Jay Faerber (W), Scott Godlewski (A), and Ron Riley (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0436

Pg. 184-185, Oddly Normal #1 by Otis Frampton (W/A) – Order Code: JUL14 0443

Pg. 205, Invincible #115 by Robert Kirkman (W), Ryan Ottley (A), Cliff Rathburn (A), and John Rauch (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0551

Abrams Comicarts

Pg. 230, The Warren Commission Report by Ernie Colon (W/A), Dan Mishkin (W), and Jerzy Drozd (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0752

Action Lab Entertainment

Pg. 232, Mishka and the Sea Devil HC by Xenia Pamfil (W/A) – Order Code: JUL14 0763

Bliss On Tap

Pg. 264, Future Proof #1 by Brian Phillipson (W), Alex Murillo (W), and Alex Cormack (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0938

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 275, Cloaks #1 by Caleb Monroe (W) and Mariano Navarro (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0963

Pg. 277, Big Trouble in Littla China #4 by John Carpenter (W), Eric Powell (W), and Brian Churilla (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0974

Pg. 279, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1 by S.M. Vidaurri (W/A) – Order Code: JUL14 0984

Pg. 280, Butterfly #1 by Arash Amel (W), Marguerite Bennett (W), and Antonio Fuso (A) – Order Code: JUL14 0987

SDCC Collectibles

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Pg. 80, Mass Effect Metal Earth 3D Laser-Cut Models: Normandy SR2 (Order Code: JUL14 0147), SX3 (Order Code: JUL14 0147), Alliance Cruiser (Order Code: JUL14 0149), and Turian Cruiser (Order Code: JUL14 0150)

Pg. 124-125, Batman Animated Series Action Figures: Robin (Order Code: JUL14 0291), The Joker (Order Code: JUL14 0292), Poison Ivy (Order Code: JUL14 0293), and Man-Bat (Order Code: JUL14 0294)

Pg. 127, Batman: Black & White: Batman (Order Code: JUL14 0296) and The Joker (Order Code: JUL14 0297)

Pg. 128, DC Comics Batman and Superman Wood Figures: Batman (Order Code: JUL14 0298) and Superman (Order Code: JUL14 0299)

Pg. 130, DC Comics Superman and Wonder Woman Holiday Kiss Mini Statute – Order Code: JUL14 0301

Pg. 131, DC Comics Bombshells: Holiday Harley Quinn Statue – Order Code: JUL14 0302

Pg. 239, Pen & Paper Gamer T-Shirt: “Today Is a Good Day To Die” – Order Code: JUL14 0798-0803

Pg. 410, G.I. Joe: Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank With Book Kit – Order Code: JUL14 1643

Pg. 411, Marvel Vehicles: Owner’s Workshop Manual HC – Order Code: JUL14 1648

Pg. 412, Doctor Who: K-9 Light & Sound Figurine & Book Kit – Order Code: JUL14 1658

Pg. 420, DC Chess: White Lantern Kyle Rayner White Rook (Order Code: JUL14 1705) and Black Adam Black Pawn (Order Code: JUL14 1706)

Pg. 420, Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection: Jem’hadar Bug (Order Code: JUL14 1707) and Nausicaan Fighter (Order Code: JUL14 1708)

Pg. 421, Batman 75th Anniversary Masterpiece Collection – Order Code: JUL14 1709

Pg. 421, Marvel Chess Collection: Black Panther White Rook (Order Code: JUL14 1710) and Taskmaster Black Pawn (Order Code: JUL14 1711)

Pg. 437, Superman: Red Sun Symbol Shirts: T-Shirt (Order Codes: JUL14 1798-1802), Youth Tee (Order Code: JUL14 1803-1805), Women’s Tee (Order Code: JUL14 1806-1809)

Pg. 449, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Blind Bag Series 1 – Order Code: JUL14 2033

Pg. 450, Alien Minimates 35th Anniversary Box Set – Order Code: JUL14 2034

Pg. 450, Marvel Minimates Classic X-Force Box Set – Order Code: JUL14 2036

Pg. 464, Vinyl: Kid Robots, Mini-Figures, Super Power Mini-Figures, Keychains, Labbits, and New 52 Trexi Figures

Pg. 467, Legacy Magic The Gathering Planeswalkers Action Figures: Jace Beleren (Order Code: JUL14 2115), Ajani Goldmane (Order Code: JUL14 2116), Nissa Revane (Order Code: JUL14 2117), Lilliana Vess (Order Code: JUL14 2118), Garruk Wildspeaker (Order Code: JUL14 2119), and Chandra Nalaar (Order Code: JUL14 2120)

Pg. 474, Firefly: Malcolm Reynolds 1/6-Scale Action Figure – Order Code: JUL14 2165

Pg. 481, Disney Frozen: Anna Mini-Bust (Order Code: JUL14 2200) and Elsa Mini-Bust (Order Code: JUL14 2201)

Pg. 488, Marvel Comics Iron Man Marvel NOW ARTFX+ Statute – Order Code: JUL14 2219

Pg. 488, DC Comics Wonder Woman ARTFX Statute – Order Code: JUL14 2220

Pg. 489, Attack on Titan Mikasa Ackerman ARTFXJ Statute – Order Code: JUL14 2221

Pg. 497, Attack on Titan: Super Hard Blade iPhone Case – Order Code: JUL14 2281

Pg. 502, Doctor Who Figurine Collection: War Doctor (Order Code: JUL14 2306) and Special Weapons Dalek (Order Code: JUL14 2307)

Pg. 524-525, Game of Thrones plushes, pillows, coins, and shirts

Pg. 527-530, Halloween

Pg. 555, Scanners Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection) – Order Code: JUL14 2696

Pg. 559, The Toxic Avenger Blu-Ray – Order Code: JUL14 2724


Pg. 541, Valiant Unvierse RPG Core Rulebook – Order Code: JUL14 2585

Pg. 542, Star Wars RPG: Edge of the Empire: Far Horizons – Order Code: JUL14 2592

Pg. 546, Dungeons & Dragons Next: Starter Game Set – Order Code: JUL14 2619

Pg. 546, Dungeons & Dragons Next: Player’s Handbook HC – Order Code: JUL14 2620

Pg. 546, Dungeons & Dragons Next: Monster Manual HC – Order Code: JUL14 2621

Pg. 546, Dungeons & Dragons Next: Hoard of the Dragon Queen HC – Order Code: JUL14 2622




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