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Ep. #020 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the October 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 PREVIEWS Magazine’s sci-fi, horror, and fantasy month. In addition, we are joined by Mairghread Scott, comic book and animation writer, to discuss her new trade paperback, Transformers: Windblade, as well as her upcoming story in BOOM! Studios’ Bravest Warriors: Paralyzed Horse Special #1. She joins us to discuss her work in comics and TV, her experience bringing a fan-created character to life in the comics, and some of her favorite new series. The panel also 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 Sam Rhodes

Special guests: Vince Brusio (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade)


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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. 76, Secret Six #1 by Gail Simone (W) and Ken Lashley (A) – Order Code: OCT14 0215


Marvel Comics

Marvel Pg. 16-17, S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 by Mark Waid (W) and Carlos Pacheco (A) – Order Code: OCT14 0813

Marvel Pg. 52, Captain Marvel #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick (W), David Lopez (A), Marcio Takara (A), and More (A) – Order Code: OCT14 0874

Marvel Pg. 78, Powers #1 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Michael Avon Oeming (A) – Order Code: OCT14 0904


Dark Horse Comics

Pg. 34-35, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1 by Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), and Alex Maleev (A) – Order Code: OCT14 0009


IDW Publishing

Pg. 169, Shadow Show #2 by Neil Gaiman (W), Mort Castle (W), Audrey Niffenegger (W), Eddie Campbell (W), and Maria Frohlich (A) – Order Code: OCT14 0521


Image Comics

Pg. 188-191, Bitch Planet #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick (W) and Valentine De Landro (A) – Order Code: OCT14 0578


BOOM! Studios

Pg. 281, Eternal #1 by William Harms (W) and Giovanni Valletta (A) – Order Code: OCT14 1120

Pg. 289, Rocket Salvage #1 by Yehudi Mercado (W) and Bachan (A) – Order Code: OCT14 1161



Pg. 69, The Legend of Korra: Aang Memorial Statute – Order Code: OCT14 0141

Pg. 70, Game of Thrones: Stark (Order Code: OCT14 0150) and Lannister (Order Code: OCT14 0151) Map Markers

Pg. 146, Arrow Statue – Order Code: OCT14 0410

Pg. 147, Arrow, (Order Code: OCT14 0411), Deathstroke (Order Code: OCT14 0412), and The Flash (Order Code: OCT14 0413) Action Figures

Pg. 148, Wonder Woman: The Art of War Statue by Tony Daniel – Order Code: OCT14 0415

Pg. 276, Solid Snake Action Figure

Pg. 413, Marvel Chess Collection Special Issue No. 2 Rocket Raccoon & Groot – Order Code: OCT 1869

Pg. 464, Star Wars Saga Legends Rebels Figures – Order Code: OCT 2319

Pg. 506-509, Guardians of the Galaxy Figures, Keychains, T-shirts, etc.



Pg. 529, Star Wars RPG: Age of Rebellion: Stay on Target Aces Book – Order Code: OCT 2774

Pg. 529, Star Wars: X-Wing: IG-2000 (Order Code: OCT14 2775) and Star Viper (Order Code: OCT14 2778)

Pg. 530, XCOM: The Board Game – Order Code: OCT14 2781




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