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Ep. #021 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the November 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 focus on classic comic strips. In addition, we are joined by illustrators Tess Fowler and Chris Gutierrez to discuss their work on their web comics, Rascals and From the Gut, and Tess’ upcoming issue of Rat Queens featuring fan-favorite character Braga. The panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in January) 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.) & Tess Fowler and Chris Gutierrez (The Rascals and From the Gut)


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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. 129, Effigy #1 by Tim Seeley (W) and Marley Zarcone (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0324


Marvel Comics


Marvel Pg. 6-11, Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron (W) and John Cassaday (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0709


Marvel Pg. 14-15, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 by Ryan North (W) and Erica Henderson (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0732


Marvel Pg. 33, Operation S.I.N. #1 by Kathryn Immonen (W) and Rich Ellis (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0774


Dark Horse Comics


Pg. 28-29, Conan Red Sonja #1 by Gail Simone (W), Jim Zub (W), and Dan Panosian (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0010


Pg. 34, Lady Killer #1 by Joelle Jones (W/A) and Jamie S. Rich (W) – Order Code: NOV14 0021


Pg. 47, Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #4 by Christopher Sebela (W) and Ariel Olivetti (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0054


Pg. 47, Predator: Fire and Stone #4 by Joshua Williamson (W) and Chris Mooneyham (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0055


IDW Publishing


Pg. 153, Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 by Erik Burnham (W) and Nacho Arranz (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0420


Pg 168, Best of EC, Volume 2 Artist Edition HC by Various – Order Code: NOV14 0487


Pg. 171, Edward Scissorhands #4 by Kate Leth (W) and Drew Rausch (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0496


Image Comics


Pg 182, Casanova: Acedia #1 by Matt Fraction (W), Michael Chabon (W), Fabio Moon (A), and Gabriel Ba (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0529


Pg. 194-195, Reyn #1 by Kel Symons (W) and Nathan Stockman (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0564


Pg. 222, Rat Queens #11 by Kurtis J. Wiebe (W) and Tess Fowler (A) – Order Code: NOV14 0672


BOOM! Studios


Pg. 277, Feathers #1 by Jorge Corona (W/A) – Order Code: NOV14 1106


Pg. 280-281, Munchkin #1 by Tom Siddell (W), Jim Zub (W), John Kovalic (W/A), Mike Holmes (A), and Rian Sygh (A) – Order Code: NOV14 1115


Pg. 285, Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 by Meredith Gran (W) and Carey Pietsch (A) – Order Code: NOV14 1125


Dynamite Entertainment


Pg. 295, King: Flash Gordon #1 by Ben Acker (W), Ben Blacker (W), and Lee Ferguson (A) – Order Code: NOV14 1191


Pg. 298, King: The Phantom by Brian Clevinger (W) and Brent Schoonover (A) – Order Code: NOV14 1209




Pg. 138, DC Comics Superman & Batman Bookends – Order Code: NOV14 0347


Pg. 410, Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: Delta Flyer (Order Code: NOV14 1863) and Romulan Drone (Order Code: NOV14 1864)


Pg. 431, Spider-Woman: “Sandwich by Caselli” Women’s T-Shirt – Order Code: NOV14 2104-2107


Pg. 431, Star Wars: Mara Jade Nouveau Black Women’s T-Shirt – Order Codes: NOV14 2112-2115


Pg. 436, Star Trek Select TNG Lt. Worf Action Figure – Order Code: NOV14 2174


Pg. 441, Pathfinder Goblin Vinyl Figure Bank – Order Code: NOV14 2182


Pg. 441, Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary Minimates Bonnie Situation Box Set – Order Code: NOV14 2183


Pg. 450, Bear Champ Original Edition 9-Inch Vinyl Figure – Order Code: NOV14 2228


Pg. 455, Breaking Bad: Heisenberg 12-Inch Action Figure – Order Code: NOV14 2266


Pg. 459, Uglydoll Star Trek Plushes


Pg. 460, Star Wars: Kenner-Inspired Admiral Ackbar Jumbo Action Figure – Order Code: NOV14 2305


Pg. 461, Transformers – Generations – Deluxe Action Figures


Pg. 467, Honey Trap: Katya Statute – Order Code: NOV14 2327


Pg. 476, Attack on Titan: Colossus Titan Statute – Order Code: NOV14 2349


Pg. 476, Attack on Titan: Eren Yaeger DXF (Order Code: NOV14 2350) and Levi “Cleaning” DXF Figure (Order Code: NOV14 2351)


Pg. 477, Attack on Titan: Mikasa 1/7-Scale PVC Figure – Order Code: NOV14 2353


Pg. 498, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Play Arts Kai: Venom Snake – Order Code: NOV14 2472


Pg. 507, Jak & Daxter 2 Statute – Order Code: NOV14 2522


Pg. 507, Mass Effect 3: Garrus Statute – Order Code: NOV14 2523


Pg. 510, Previews Armory – Toys such as Cap’s Shield, Thor’s Hammer, and Iron Man’s Helmet for kids and collectors alike.


Pg. 539, Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-Ray – Order Code: NOV14 2797




Pg. 529, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG: Lords of Nal Hutta Sourcebook – Order Code: NOV14 2731


Pg. 532, Pathfinder Player Companion: Familiar Folio – Order Code: NOV14 2748





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