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Ep. #040 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the May 2016 issue of PREVIEWS magazine from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., Fanbase Press’ 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 Movie month and how listeners can learn more about Free Comic Book Day. In addition, we are joined by Daniel Corey, author of Red City and Moriarty, to chat about his new projects and why pre-ordering is so important to independent creators. The Fanbase Press 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!

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

Special guest: Daniel Corey (DangerKatt, Red City, Moriarty)

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.

Independent Publishers
Pg. 261 Action Lab Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman TPB by Joshua Henaman (W) & Andy Taylor, Tamra Bonvillain (A)
Pg. 279 American Mythology Dark: Werewolves vs. Dinosaurs #1 by Eric Dobson (W) & Chris Scalf (A)
Pg. 305 Black Mask Comics Kim & Kim #1 by Magdalene Visaggio (W) & Eva Cabrera (A)
pg 314 Adventure Time Comics #1 by Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, Art Baltazar
Pg. 317 Boom Studios Toil and Trouble HC by Mairghread Scott (W) & Kelly/Nichole Matthews (A)
Pg. 478 Zenescope Entertainment Evil Heroes #1 (of 6) by Joe Brusha (W) & Eric J (A)

Other Premier Publishers

Dark Horse
pg 46 Black Hammer #1 by Jeff Lemire (w) and Dean Ormston (a)
Pg. 52 Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 (of 4) by John Layman (W) & Chris Mooneyham (A)

Pg. 161 Transformers: Titans Return One-Shot by Mairghread Scott, James Roberts, John Barber (W) & Livio Ramondelli (A)
Pg. 172 Deviations: In A World… Where Everything Changed by various

pg 196 Snotgirl #1 by Brian Lee O’Malley (w) and Leslie Hung (a)
Pg. 200 Horizon #1 by Brandon Thomas (W) & Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin (A)
Pg 202 The Hunt#1 by Colin Lorimer (w/a) and Joana Lafuente

Big Two

Pg. 84 Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 by Robert Venditti (W) & Ethan Van Sciver (A)
Pg. 112 Batman ‘66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 (of 6) by Ian Edginton (W) & Matthew Dow Smith (A) – with Boom Studios!
pg 143 New Romancer TP by Peter Milligan (w) and Brett Parson

Pg. 149 Justice League of America Action Figure 7-Pack: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg. 7” $125
Pg. 150 Bombshells Bumblebee Statue. 13.75” $125
Pg. 150 Super Heroes Aquaman Bust by Jim Lee. 5.7” $50
Pg. 151 Harley Quinn Red, Black And White Holiday Statue by Amanda Conner. 7” $80
Pg. 152 Designer Series Batman by Greg Capullo 2-Pack. 10/6.75” $50, Aquaman 6.75” $28
Pg. 153 Batgirl of Burnside Deluxe Action Figure. 5.75” $60
Pg. 154-5 DC Films BvSDoJ Lex Luthor & Wonder Woman (6.75”), MoS Jor-El (6.88”) & Nam-Ek (7.25”). $45 ea
Pg. 156 Batman B&W Robin by Frank Quitely. 6.25” $80
Pg. 526 DST Gotham Select Figures Bruce Wayne, Mr. Zsasz, Barbara Kean. 7” scale, $25 ea
Pg. 534 Super Hero Collection Bizarro, Nightwing. $18 ea
Pg. 534 Justice League Masterpiece Collection: Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow. $60
Pg. 537 Schleich BvSDoJ PVC Figures: B/S 2-Pack $20. Armored Batman, Wonder Woman $10 ea
Pg. 540 Gentle Giant Batman TAS, Super Powers Penguin Jumbo Action Figures. 12” $90 ea
Pg. 573 Koto Sinestro New 52 ARTFX+. 7” $60
Pg. 607 Cryptozoic Miniature Comic Book Spinner Rack. 14” $100

Pg. 529 DST Daredevil TV Series 1 Minimates Box Set: Daredevil (black costume)/Matt Murdock, Claire Temple, Foggy Nelson, Wilson Fisk. $25
Pg. 529 DST Premier Collection Gamora Resin Statue. 12” $150
Pg. 533 Fact Files Marvel Knights Special Kingpin. 5.5” $33
Pg. 533 Chess Collection Superior Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Kraven the Hunter, Hobgoblin. $17 ea
Pg. 554 Factory Entertainment Alex Ross Avengers Assemble Fine Art Sculpture. 18” wide $800
Pg. 555 Gentle Giant Marvel Animated Style Deadpool Statue. $65
Pg. 555 Mezco One:12 Collective Captain America, Daredevil. 6” $100 ea
Pg. 574-5 Koto Civil War Cap, Iron Man. 7” $70 ea

Pg. 344-5 Women of Dynamite Red Sonja Limited Edition Statue by J. Scott Campbell/Jason Smith. 11.5” $190
Pg. 532 TWD Collector’s Models Rosita, Morgan. $20 ea
Pg. 532 Hobbit Collector’s Models Gollum, Grinnah in Misty Mountains. $16.50 ea
Pg. 535 Star Trek Starships Collection Enterprise-E Captain’s Yacht, Neelix’s Ship (Baxial), Romulan Shuttle. $22 ea. Enterprise C-D-E set. $60
Pg. 542 Four Horsies of the Pocalypse: Li’l Maddie 4” Figure: GitD, Green, Purple, Spirt. $30 ea
Pg. 553 Mezco Hellraiser: Hell on Earth Pinhead 12” Vinyl Figure. $50, Lament Configuration Fuzzy Dice. $12
Pg. 572 Koto Star Wars Darth Vader A New Hope ARTFX. 12” $130

Pg. 633 Ghostbusters Slimer Yahtzee
Pg. 633 Marvel HeroClix Superior Foes of Spider-Man




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