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Ep. #026 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the April 2015 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 coming months.

In this month’s episode, we chat with PREVIEWSworld Editor Vince Brusio about PREVIEWS Magazine’s special articles for Manga Month and the upcoming Free Comic Book Day. In addition, we are joined by writer Alan Kistler, geek history expert and author of Doctor Who: A History and The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook, to help us break down all of the awesome multiverse hopping that Marvel and DC are up to this summer. The panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in June) 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, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon

Special guests: Vince Brusio (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook)

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A Helpful Guide to PREVIEWS (Courtesy of the Diamond Comic Distribution website):

What is PREVIEWS?

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

Comicshoplocator.com 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. 83 Bat-Mite Order Code: APR15 0177
Pg. 86 Black Canary Order Code: APR15 0183
Pg. 102 We Are Robin Order Code: APR15 0215
Pg. 82 Justice League of America Order Code: APR15 0167
Pg. 91 Green Lantern: the Lost Army Order Code: APR15 0193
Pg. 101 Starfire Order Code: APR15 0213
Pg. 85 Bizarro Order Code: APR15 0181
Pg. 92 Harley Quinn & Power Girl Order Code: APR15 0195
Pg. 96 Omega Men Order Code: APR15 0203

Marvel
Marvel Pg. 51 X-Men ‘92 #1 by CHRIS SIMS & CHAD BOWERS (w) • SCOTT KOBLISH (a) – Order Code: APR15 0797
Marvel Pg. 55 Years Of Future Past #1 by MARGUERITE BENNETT (w) & MIKE NORTON (a) – Order Code: APR15 0809

Marvel Pg. 66 Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps #1 by KELLY SUE DECONNICK & KELLY THOMPSON (w) & DAVID LOPEZ (a/C) – Order Code: APR15 0835
Marvel Pg. 15 Thors #1 by Jason Aaron (W) & Christopher Sprouse (A) – Order Code: APR15 0714
Marvel Pg. 82 Groot #1 by Jeff Loveness (W) & Brian Kesinger (A) – Order Code: APR15 0862
Marvel Pg. 6 Silver Surfer Order Code: APR15 0704
Marvel Pg. 25 Ghost Racers Order Code: APR15 0734

Dark Horse
Pg. 42 Midnight Society: The Black Lake #1 of 4 by Drew Edward Johnson – Order Code: APR15 0010
Pg. 40 Black Hammer #1 by Jeff Lemire (W) & Dean Ormston (A) – Order Code: APR15 0008

IDW
Pg. 162 Transformers Windblade #4 Order Code: APR15 0378
Pg. 175 Jem and The Holograms #4 Order Code: APR15 0421
Pg. 169 Star trek ongoing #46 Order Code: APR15 0411

Image
Pg. 225 SEX CRIMINALS #11 by Matt Fraction (W) & Chip Zdarsky (A) – Order Code: APR15 0554
Pg. 212 Tales of Honor: Bred to Kill #1 by Matt Hawkins (W) & Linda Sejic (A) – Order Code: APR15 0508
Pg. 210 The Covenant #1 by Rob Liefeld (W) & Matt Horak (A) – Order Code: APR15 0505
Pg. 231 Bitch Planet Order Code: APR15 0629
Pg. 299 Boom The Fiction #1 by Curt Pires (W) & David Rubin (A) – Order Code: APR15 1177
Pg. 301 Boom Strange Fruit by J.G. Jones & Mark Waid – Order Code: APR15 1180
Pg. 309 Boom Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1 by Jeremy Bastian – Order Code: APR15 1220
Pg. 325 Creature Entertainment Bubba the Redneck Werewolf One-Shot by Mitch Hyman (W) & Roberto Torres (A) – Order Code: APR15 1311

Pg. 308 Boom Lantern City #2 – Order Code: APR15 1217
Pg. 339 Dynamite Magnus Robot Fighter – Order Code: APR15 1359
Pg. 328 Dynamite Justice Inc – Order Code: APR15 1316

Collectibles DC
Pg. 147 WB TV figures Diggle (6.75”), Felicity (6.4”), Arsenal (6.75”), Captain Cold (6.75”) $25 ea
Pg. 148 Batman Animated Series Batmobile. Fits two 6” figures, lights.  $100
Pg. 150 Batman B&W Carlos D’Anda Batman, Scarecrow $80 ea
Pg. 151 Bombshells Catwoman 8.75” $125
Pg. 151 Wonder Woman Art of War by Jill Thompson 8.125” $80
Pg. 152 Icons Firestorm Statue 11.25” $100
Pg. 152 Cover Girls Bleez 11.75” $100
Pg. 153 Gotham City Garage Harley Quinn 15” long, $350
Pg. 154 Constantine Statue (New 52) 11” $125
Pg. 155 Constantine TV Dr. Fate’s Helmet 18” $800/$500
Pg. 460 Chess Collection Owl Man, Captain Boomerang $16 ea
Pg. 474 Movie Cover T-Shirts: Superman: B&T, Free Aquaman, Superman: Fly
Pg. 509 Tonner Diana Prince Collection 16-Inch Dolls
Pg. 529 Kotobukiya Green Lantern Classic Costume ARTFX+ $30

Marvel
Pg. 461 Chess Collection Mystique, Nightcrawler  $16 ea
Pg. 498-499 Ant-Man movie
Pg. 500-504 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Pg. 511 Gentle Giant Marvel Secret War Wolverine Jumbo Action Figure 12” $120
Pg. 519 Gentle Giant Zombie Kingpin Mini-Bust $85
Pg. 528 Kotobukiya Avengers:AoU Iron Man Mk 43 ARTFX Statue $140
Pg. 529 Kotobukiya Wasp Bishoujo Statue $70

Other
Pg. 75 Dark Horse HALO Ship Replicas: UNSC Pelican 6” $40, UNSC Infinity 9” $50
Pg. 76 Dark Horse GoT Brienne (8”), Hound (8.5”), $25 ea
Pg. 335 The Brewing Factory Women of Dynamite: Vampirella Statue by J. Scott Campbell/Jason Scott. 12” $190
Pg. 444 The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris (pg. 377)
Pg. 452-457 Calendars!
Pg. 460 Star Trek Starships Collection Armored Voyager, E.C.S. Fortunate $20 ea
Pg. 486 Diamond Select Toys NBX figures, mini-mates
Pg. 506-507 Firefly
Pg. 556-559 Game of Thrones

Games
Pg. 573 D&D Attack Wing Wave 8: Brass Dragon, Mind Flayer, Warrior
Pg. 573 Dice Masters Avengers:AoU Collector’s Box, Playmat, Team Box
Pg. 573 Pathfinder Battles Dungeons Deep

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