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Ep. #029 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the July 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 the offerings for Halloween ComicFest this year and how fans can participate in the event and the upcoming 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, we are joined by writer Mairghread Scott, creator of The Third Witch for BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint, to discuss her work on licensed comics and the transition to working on creator-owned comics. The Fanboy Comics 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!

Cast members: Jason Enright, Scott Rubin, Barbra Dillon, and Bryant Dillon

Special guest: Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade, The Third Witch)

Be sure to subscribe to The PREVIEWS Party on iTunes, and join us on Facebook and Twitter (@PREVIEWSParty)!

“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

Green Lantern 75th Anniversary Covers
Pg. 103 Sensation Comics Wonder Woman #14 by Karen Traviss (W) and Andres Guinaldo & Raul Fernandez (A)– Order Code: JUL15 0241
Pg. 114 Batman ‘66 #27 – – Jeff Parker (W), Scott Kowalchuk (A), Micharl Allred (Cover) – Order Code: JUL15 0261
pg. 122 Harley Quinn #20 by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (W) and John Timms (A) – Order Code: JUL15 0277
Pg. 146 FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics – (Vertigo) – Simon Oliver (W), ALberto Ponticelli (A) – Order Code: JUL15 0338

Marvel Comics

Pg. 60-65 Shield 50th Anniversary specials by various
Pg. 45-47 True Believers: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 – (Ryan North / Erica Henderson) / $1.00 in September – Order Code: JUL15 0787
Pg. 40-41 Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire #1 – Greg Rucka (W), Marco Checchetto (A), Phil Noto (Cover) – Order Code: JUL15 0767

Dark Horse

Pg. 38 Colder: Toss the Bones #1 of 5 by Paul Tobin (W) & Juan Ferreyra (A)– Order Code: JUL15 0061
Pg. 43 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #19 – Christos Gage (W), Rebekah Isaacs (A), Steve Morris (Cover), Dan Jackson (Variant Cover) – Order Code: JUL15 0069
Pg. 68 Age of Reptiles #4 by Ricardo Delgado (W/A) – Order Code: JUL15 0107
Pg. 76 – BPRD Neon Sign


Pg. 161 Atomic Robo & The Ring of Fire #1 of 5 by Brian Clevenger (W) & Scott Wegener (A)– Order Code: JUL15 0380
Pg. 161 – Atomic Robo: The Everything Explodes Collection (3 volumes) – Order Code: JUL15 0382
Pg. 163 D4VE2 # 1 (of 4) – Ryan Ferrier (w) • Valentin Ramon (a & c) – Order Code: JUL15 0393
Pg. 166 The X-Files Season 11 #2 – Joe Harris (W), Matthew Dow Smith (A), Brian Miller (Cover), – Order Code: JUL15 0359
Pg. 187 The Story of My Tits byJennifer Hayden (W/A)
pg. 190 Tet by Paul Allor (W) and Paul Tucker (A) – Order Code: JUL15 0519


Pg. 196 Plutona #1 (of 4) by Jeff lemire (W) & Emi Lenox (A/C)– Order Code: JUL15 0545
Pg. 192 Tokyo Ghost #1 by Rick Remender (W) & Sean Murphy/Matt Hollingsworth (A)– Order Code: JUL15 0600
Pg. 206 – Head Lopper #1 of 4 – Andrew MacLean (W/A) – 80 pages – Order Code: JUL15 0559
Pg. 290 Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1 (of 6) by Dan Abnett (W) & I.N.J. Culbard (A)– Order Code: JUL15 1079
Pg. 291 Wild’s End: Vol 1 First Light TP – by Dan Abnett (W) & I.N.J. Culbard (A)– Order Code: JUL15 1082

Pg. 293 The Third Witch by Mairghread Scott (W) and Kelly & Nichole Matthews (A) – Order Code: JUL15 1089
Pg. 296 (BOOM!) Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schul HC (Matt Groening, Jeffrey Brown, Stan Sakai, Mike Kunkel, etc.– Order Code: JUL15 1095
Pg. 324 Voltron: From the Ashes #1 of 6 by Cullen Bunn (W) & Blacky Shepherd (A)– Order Code: JUL15 1217
Pg. 376 Trick ‘R Treat: Days of the Dead GN by Michael Dougherty (W) & Fiona Staples, various (A)– Order Code: ?
Pg. 336 Public Relations #1 by Matthew Sturges & Dave Justus (W) and David Hahn (A)– Order Code: JUL15 1274

Pg. 150 Arrow TV Starling City Police Badge (+leather mount/chain) $30
Pg. 150 Icons Harley Quinn Statue by Erick Sosa. 9.75” $100
Pg. 151 Cover Girls Black Canary Statue. 9.75” $100
Pg. 152 Designer Series Terry Dodson Teen Titans Earth One Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy 6.75-7” $25 ea
Pg. 153 Batman Mask of the Phantasm Bats/Phantasm $45
Pg. 153 Wonder Woman Bust by Jim Lee. 6” $50
Pg. 468 DC Chess Collection Orion, Young Superman. $16
Pg. 492 DST Batman TAS Joker Vinyl Bust Bank. $23
Pg. 493 DST Batman TAS Femme Fatales Harley Quinn PVC Statue. 9” $45
Pg. 493 DST Batman ‘66 Batmobile Vinyl Bank. 9” $23
Pg. 538-539 Kotobukiya Batman/Arkham Knight ARTFX+ Statues. $85 ea
Pg. 540 Kotobukiya Raven Bishoujo Statue. 9.5” $70

Pg. 467 Marvel Chess Collection Lady Deathstrike, Emma Stone. $17 ea
Pg. 467 Marvel Fact Files 5” Black Widow, Ant-Man. $33
Pg. 478 Spider-Gwen Women’s Hoodie witt Mask. $56
Pg. 500 Marvel Minimates Villain Zombies vs. Age of Ultron Secret Wars: Pyro, Bullseye, Vulture, Ultron Drone. $20
Pg. 533 Factory Entertainment 1/1 Scale Baby Groot Motion Statue. 13” $200
Pg. 540 Kotobukiya Emma Frost ARTFX+. 7.7” $55
Pg. 564, 570 Beast Kingdom Life Size Marvel Cinematic Character Statues. $7100-$18000
Pg. 590 Lace Locks

Pg. 490 – Nelson & Murdock Coffee Mug
Pg. 598 – Rankin and Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Traditions – Holiday Figures
Pg. 74 Game of Thrones Daenerys and Drogon Statuette. 7×9” $100
Pg. 75 Judge Dredd Vinyl Statue Mike McMahon Ver. 12” $130
Pg. 455 Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box. $20
Pg. 466 Walking Dead Collector’s Models Michonne, Governor. $20 ea
Pg. 466 Hobbit Collector’s Models Gandalf (Grey), Thorin. $17 ea
Pg. 468 Star Trek Starships Collection Steamrunner Class, D’Kyr. $20 ea
Pg. 498 NBX Minimates Series 2 Minimates: Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, Santa Jack, Easter Bunny, Zero, Jack, Sally, chase glowing Zero. $6/blind bag
Pg. 499 Aliens Minimates Deluxe set: Power Loader/Ripley/Battle-Damaged Alien Warrior, Queen Alien/Bishop/Alien Warrior. Both sets have eggs, facehuggers, chestbursters. $15 ea
Pg. 506-516 Star Wars items
Pg. 530 Robotech Heavy Armor 1/100 GBF-15 Roy, Max, Rick. $70 ea

Pg. 609 Star Wars Imperial Assault Hired Guns, Wookie Warriors $13 ea. Stormtroopers $15
Pg. 609 Star Wars X-Wing Kihraxz Fighter $15. K-Wing, TIE Punisher $20 ea. Hound’s Tooth $40
Pg. 613 D&D Attack Wing Wave 11. Gold Dwarf Cleric $15. Darkenbeast, Copper Dragon $20 ea
Pg. 596 Firefly Playing Cards




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