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Ep. #027 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the May 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, Jason Enright, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon talk about the importance of pre-ordering and the different ways to do so at your shop. The 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, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon


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“Quittin’ Time”
by Patrick Lee

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 Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Batman #1 by J.M. DeMatteis/Bruce Timm (W) & Matthew Dow Smith (A) – Order Code: May15 0280
Pg. 87 Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Superman #1 by J.M. DeMatteis/Bruce Timm (W) & Moritat (A) Order Code: May15 0132
Pg. 118 Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis #1 by Peter Tomasi (W) & Alisson Borges (A) Order Code: May15 0205

Pg. 7 Ms. Marvel #17 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by Adrian Alphona Order Code: May 15 0650
Pg. 78 Star Wars: Lando #1 (of 5) by Charles Soule (W) & Alex Maleev (A) Order Code: May 15 0764
Pg. 4 Secret Wars: Official Guide to the Marvel Multiverse #1 by Various Order Code: May 15 0642 Other Premier Publishers

Pg. 169 Transformers: Combiner Hunters by Mairghread Scott (W) and Sara Pitre-Durocher (A) Order Code: May 15 0331
Pg. 165 Transformers: Robots in Disguise by Georgia Ball (W) and Priscilla Tramontano (A) Order Code: May 15 0316
Pg. 159 Star Trek/Green Lantern #1 (of 6) by Mike Johnson (W) & Angel Hernandez (A) Order Code: May 15 0305
Pg. 163 Godzilla in Hell #1 (of 5) by James Stokoe (W/A) Order Code: May 15 0313

Pg. 198 WE STAND ON GUARD #1 by Brian K. Vaughan (W) & Steve Skroce (A) Order Code: May 15 0480
Pg. 202 Island #1 by Brandon Graham, Emma Rios, and Ludroe (W/A) Order Code: May 15 0516

Back of the Book

Pg. 296 Boom Studios Hacktivist 2 #1 by Alyssa Milano, Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing (W) Marcus To (A) Order Code: May 15 1082
Pg. 279 Avatar Press Mercury Heat #1 by Kieron Gillen (W) & Omar Francia (A) Order Code: May 15 0983
Pg. 375 Oni Press Invader Zim #1 by Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart (W) & Aaron Alexovich (A) Order Code: May 15 1468
Pg. 405 Titan Comics The Blacklist #1 by Nicole Dawn Phillips (W) & Beni Lobel (A) Order Code: May 15 1530

Collectibles 5-10

Pg. 147 BAS Joker/Harley Quinn Mad Love Book/Figure Set. $45
Pg. 147 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman. 6”, $25
Pg. 148 Gotham James Gordon Statue. 13”, $130
Pg. 149 Batman Arkham Knight Statues – Red Hood, Arkham Knight. 10.5”, $125
Pg. 150 Icons Action Figures: Batman, Deadman, Green Arrow, Mister Miracle. 6”, $25
Pg. 152 Bombshells Joker/Harley Quinn. 10”, $250
Pg. 152 Bombshells Holiday Wonder Woman. 10.5”, $125
Pg. 153 Superman Man of Steel Darwyn Cooke. 9”, $80
Pg. 153 Batman B&W Harley Quinn by Paul Dini. 7”, $80
Pg. 154 Icons Action Figures: Flash, Blue Beetle, Black Adam, Lex Luthor. 6”, $25
Pg. 155 Icons Action Figures: Deluxe Green Lantern. 6”, $30
Pg. 462 Chess Collection Wonder Woman Divine Armor, Larfleeze, Swamp Thing. $16
Pg. 492 DST Gotham Penguin, Jim Gordon, Selina Kyle. $25 ea
Pg. 511 Funko POP Arrow, Flash TV
Pg. 539 Kotobukiya Flash Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue. $30
Pg. 576 Arrow Figural Bookend. 9”, $135. Batman/Superman Logo Bookends, $70 ea

Pg. 463 Chess Collection Cyclops (Now), Magneto (Classic), Rogue, Daken. $17
Pg. 496 DST Dr. Strange. 7”, $25
Pg. 511 Funko POP Deadpool’s Chimichanga Truck $30
Pg. 533 Gentle Giant Marvel Zombie Mysterio Mini-Bust. $90
Pg. 538 Kotobukiya Cyclops Marvel Now ARTFX+ Statue by Adi Granov. $55
Pg. 538 Kotobukiya Rogue Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue. $240

Pg. 80 Dark Horse Game of Thrones Figures Jorah Mormont (7 ⅞”), Sansa Stark (7 ¾”) $25
Pg. 462 Star Trek Starships Collection Enterprise TOS, Hirogen Hunter. $20
Pg. 523 I Am Elemental: Courage Series 4” Action Figures. $10 ea
Pg. 529 Invader Zim: Gir on Pig Statue. 9”, $85
Pg. 579 Doctor Who Figurine Collection Cassandra, Third Doctor. $20 ea

Pg. 592 Star Wars Imperial Assault Boba Fett, Kayn Somos Villain Packs, C-3PO/R2-D2 Ally Pack. $10 ea
Pg. 592 Star Wars Imperial Assault Twin Shadows Expansion. $40
Pg. 592 Warhammer 40k Forbidden Stars Board Game. $100
Pg. 594 Orphan Black: The Card Game. $30
Pg. 598 D&D Attack Wing Wave 9: Black Dragon ($20), Griffon ($20), Warrior 4 ($15)
Pg. 598 D&D Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game. $65
Pg. 598 Marvel HeroClix Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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