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Ep. #037 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the March 2016 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 all of the great interviews they are running to support Women in Comics month in the current PREVIEWS catalog and how listeners can get involved with The In-Store Convention Kick-Off Event. In addition, we are joined by Matt and John Yuan, creators of Declan and Chang and Serving Supes and the owners of Cool Cats Comics, to discuss the current state of comics from a retailer and indie comic creator perspective. The Fanboy Comics panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in May) 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, Amanda Lawson, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon

Special guests: Matt and John Yuan (Serving Supes, Declan and Chang, Cool Cats Comics and Cards)

Find 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.

Independent Publishers

Pg. 264 Aftershock Genesis #1 by various (W/A) Order Code: MAR161013

Pg. 315 Lumberjanes: Don’t Axe, Don’t Tale 2016 Special #1 by Jen Wang, Kelly Thompson (w) and Christine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau (a) Order Code: MAR161229
Pg. 347/379 Magnetic Press Klaw GN by Antoine Ozanam (W) & Joel Jurion (A) Order Code: MAR161567

Pg. 432 Valiant 4001 AD #1 of 4 by Matt Kindt (W) & Clayton Crain (A) Order Code: MAR161791

Other Premier Publishers

Dark Horse

Pg. 51 Beasts of Burden: What The Cat Dragged In one-shot by Evan Dorkin (W) & Jill Thompson (A) Order Code: MAR160030
Pg 56 Mae #1 by Gene Ha Order Code: MAR160051


Pg. 166 Brutal Nature #1 of 4 by Luciano Saracino (W) & Ariel Olivetti (A) Order Code: MAR160337

Pg 169 Satellite Falling #1 by Steve Horton (w) and Stephen Thompson (a) Order Code: MAR160385


Pg. 242 Invincible: Battle Beast T-Shirt $20
Big Two


Pg. 81 Future Quest #1 by Jeff Parker (W) & Evan “Doc” Shaner (A) Order Code: MAR160176

Pg 134 Coloring DC: Wonder Woman TP  George Perez, Phil Jimenez, David Finch, and others Order Code: MAR160275


Pg. 54 Gwenpool #0 by Christopher Hastings (W) & Danilo Beyruth/Gurihiru (A) Order Code: MAR160820
Pg 84/85 True Believers: Star Wars $1 #1 Reprintings!


Pg. 147 Icons Action Figures Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, Deathstroke ($28), Cyborg ($45), Accessory Pack ($28)
Pg. 148 Batman TAS Action Figures Harley Quinn, Firefly, Anti-Fire Suit Batman, Scarface/Ventriloquist, Joker, Harvey Bullock, Talia al Ghul ($28), Clayface ($40)
Pg. 149 New Batman Adventures Girls’ Night Out 5-Pack: Batgirl, Harley, Live Wire, Poison Ivy, Supergirl. $80
Pg. 150-151 DC Films Premium Action Figures BvS Superman ($45) & Armored Batman ($50), MoS Zod, Faora ($45). 6.75”
Pg. 152 Greg Capullo Designer Series Joker, Survival Gear Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash. 6.675” $28
Pg. 152 Wonder Woman Action Figure 3-Pack: 1st Appearance, Terry Dodson, New 52. 6.25-6.88” $75
Pg. 153 Icons Wonder Woman Statue.  New 52, Erick Sosa. 10” $100
Pg. 153 Designer Series Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm Statue. 12.75” $130
Pg. 154 Blueline Superman Action Figure. 6.75” $40
Pg. 498 DST BTAS Gallery Joker 9” PVC Figure. $45
Pg. 504 Super Hero Collection Robin, Flash. $18
Pg. 508-510 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice items
Pg. 538 Kotobukiya Joker New 52 ARTFX+ Statue. 7” $60
Pg. 557 ThreeA Steel Age Batman ⅙ Figures: Day, Night. 13.5” $240 ea

Pg. 493 DST Gallery Spider-Gwen 9” PVC Figure. $45
Pg. 494 DST Minimates Series 67 Civil War: BD Cap/BD IM, Black Widow/Crossbones, Agent 13/Thug, Secretary Ross/Thug. $10 ea
Pg. 494 Premier Collection Rogue 12” Resin Statue. $150
Pg. 505 Fact Files Special 5.11” Iron Man $35, Marvel Knights Special Elektra 3.94” $33
Pg. 506 Chess Collection Beetle, Scarlet Spider, Jackal, Goblin King. $17
Pg. 520 GG Marvel Animated Style Iron Man, Thanos Statues. $65
Pg. 520 GG Secret Wars Iron Man Jumbo Action Figure. 12” $90
Pg. 539 Kotobukiya Marvel Now Rogue ARTFX+ Statue. 7.5” $60
Pg. 540 Kotobukiya Spider-Gwen Bishoujo Statue. 9” $80

Pg. 73 Game of Thrones Night King Figure. 8” $25
Pg. 497 DST Aliens Vinimates: Ripley, Alien. 4” $10 ea
Pg. 504 Hobbit Collector’s Models: Galadriel at Rivendell, Elrond in Rivendell. $16.50
Pg. 507 The Walking Dead Collector’s Models Water Walker, Sasha. $20
Pg. 507 Star Trek Starships Collection Klingon Transport, Enterprise-A. $22
Pg. 540 Kotobukiya Alien Big Chap ARTFX+ Statue. $90
Pg. 556 Chogokin Hello Kitty “Mazinger Z Color” Figure, Mazinger Z “Hello Kitty Color” Figure. $73

Pg. 572 Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game. $40
Pg. 574-575 Avengers Trouble, Yo-Kai Watch Game of Life, Frozen Jenga, Frozen Olaf Operation, My Little Pony Chutes & Ladders, Despicable Me Operation
Pg. 576 Dice Masters: Civil War
Pg. 576 Uncanny X-Men HeroClix




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