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Ep. #038 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the April 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 Manga month and how listeners can learn more about DC’s Rebirth event. In addition, we are joined by Jud Meyers, co- owner of Blastoff Comics, to discuss Free Comic Book Day and Blastoff ComicsFest.  Plus, we will have special interviews with Michael Freedman of ComicSmash!, Carr D’Angelo of Earth-2 Comics, and The PREVIEWS Party‘s own Amanda Lawson of Emerald Knights Comics and Games to discuss the respective comic shops’ upcoming plans for Free Comic Book Day. The Fanboy Comics 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!

Special programming note: This month, the panel does not discuss June’s DC Comics solicits, as those were not yet available to the group at the time of recording. These solicits are going to be presented as part of DC’s Rebirth PREVIEWS Special which will be released on April 13. Later this month, we will have a Rebirth PREVIEWS Party Podcast special episode to discuss the DC Comics Rebirth mega event. Stay tuned for details!

Cast members: Jason Enright, Amanda Lawson, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon

Special guest: Jud Meyers (Co-ower of Blastoff Comics, Founder of Blastoff ComicsFest)

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. 194 The Revisionist by (w) Frank Barbieri and (a) Garry Brown

Pg. 208 Amigo Comics Sidney Hammer Versus The Wicked (Wicker?) Wolf One-Shot by Massacre (W/A)

Pg. 226 Automatic Pictures Publishing Con Man’s Spectrum #1 by PJ Haarsma/Alan Tudyk (W) & Sarah Stone (A)

Pg. 234 Boom Studios Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 (of 6) by Chynna Clugston-Flores (W) & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (A)

Pg. 238 Broken World by (W) Frank Barbieri and (a) Christopher Peterson

Pg. 319 Lion Forge Night Trap #1 by Cullen Bunn (W) & J.B. Bastos (A)

Other Premier Publishers

Dark Horse
Pg. 57 Children of Lovecraft TP by various

Pg. 99 Transformers Til All Are One by Mairghread Scott (W) & Sara Pitre-Durocher (A)
Pg. 111 Tales from the Darkside #1 of 4 by Joe Hill (W) & Gabriel Rodriguez (A)

pg 134 She Wolf by Rich Tommaso


Pg. 85 – full DC Collectibles previews coming in Rebirth special
Pg. 452 DST Batman TAS Dark Knight & Carrie Kelly Robin resin busts. $60 ea
Pg. 457 DST Superman Animated Series Gallery 9” PVC Figure. $45
Pg. 464 Super Hero Collection Deadshot, Powergirl. $18 ea. Special Superman w/ Daily Planet. $33
Pg. 464 DC Comics Watch Collection BvSDoJ. $35
Pg. 465 Masterpiece Collection 1:14 (5”) DKR: Batman, Joker, Robin. $60. 1:16 (4.5”) Joker, Harley Quinn. $40 ea
Pg. 465 Chess Collection Complete Set $495
Pg. 468 NECA B:Arkham Knight Harley Quinn ¼ Action Figure. 18” $120
Pg. 469 NECA BvSDoJ Batman ¼ Action Figure. 19” $120
Pg. 469 Mezco One:12 Collective BvS figures. $100 ea
Pg. 473 Mezco One:12 Collective Shazam Action Figure. $100
Pg. 473 Gentle Giant Super Powers Batman, Robin Jumbo Action Figures. 12” $90 ea
Pg. 498 Kotobukiya Harley Quinn Bishoujo Statue. 9” $75
Pg. 508 Square Enix BvS Batman, Wonder Woman Play Arts Kai. $150 ea
Pg. 527 Cryptozoic Might Meeples. $3, 3-pack bling bags

Pg. 454 DST Premier Collection Spider-Gwen Resin Statue. 12” $150
Pg. 454 DST Gallery Ant-Man Movie 9” PVC Figure. $45
Pg. 455 DST Minimates Series 68 Giant-Sized X-Men 2-Packs: Wolverine/Thunderbird, Cyclops/Banshee, Colossus/Nightcrawler, Storm/Sunfire. $10 ea
Pg. 463 Fact Files Marvel Knights Punisher. 5” $33
Pg. 463 Chess Collection Agent Venom, Silk, Carnage, Spider-Man Noir. $17 ea
Pg. 468 NECA A:AoU Hulk ¼ Action Figure. 24” $300
Pg. 484 Gentle Giant Animated-Style Spider-Gwen Statue. $65
Pg. 484 Gentle Giant Secret Wars Spider-Man Jumbo Action Figure. 12” $90
Pg. 499 Kotobukiya Wolverine Marvel Now ARTFX+ Statue. 7.5” $60

Pg. 78 The Witcher Wild Hunt Figures: Geralt, Triss. 8/7.75” $30 ea
Pg. 412 Ghostbusters Proton Pack & Wand. $13
Pg. 418-424 Calendars
Pg. 451 Ghostbusters 2016 Movie Minimates 2-Packs. $10 ea
Pg. 462 Hobbit Collector’s Models: Beorn, Grinnah the Goblin. $16.50 ea
Pg. 462 LotR Chess Collection Complete Set. $495
Pg. 462 TWD Collector’s Models: Father Gabriel, Abraham. $20 ea
Pg. 465 Star Trek Starships Collection Renegade Borg Vessel, Bajoran Raider. $22 ea
Pg. 490 I Am Elemental Wisdom Series Action Figures. $6.41 ea
Pg. 521 TMNT S.H.FiguArts Donatello, Leonardo. $63 ea
Pg. 523 3A Trading Game of Thrones Jon Snow ⅙. 11” $160
Pg. 528 SD Toys Cthulhu 7” Figure. $50

Pg. 542 Munchkin Cthulhu Guest Artist Edition: Katie Cook. $30
Pg. 542 HeroClix Collector’s Premium Maps: Center Plaza, Gaming Convention, Parking Garage, WizKids Office. $25 each




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