The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Ep. #022 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Written by: The PREVIEWS Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the December 2014 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 comic months.

In this month’s episode, we chat with PREVIEWSworld Editor Vince Brusio about PREVIEWS Magazine’s focus on the unsung heroes of indie comics. In addition, we are joined by writer Jody Houser to discuss her new series, Orphan Black, based on the hit BBC America TV show, and her story in the upcoming Avengers: No More Bullying special from Marvel Comics. The panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in February) 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, Kristine Chester, and Bryant Dillon

Special guests: Vince Brusio (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Womanthology: Space, Cupcake POW!)



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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. 120, He-Man: The Eternity War #3 by Dan Abnett (W) and Pop Mhan (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0373

Pg. 127, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 1 TP by Various – Order Code: DEC14 0392

Pg. 138, Bodies #8 by Si Spencer (W), Dean Ormston (A), Meghan Hetrick (A), Tula Lotay (A), and Phil Winslade (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0413

Pg. 139, The Kitchen #4 by Ollie Masters (W) and Ming Doyle (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0418

Marvel Comics

Black Vortex

Marvel Pg. 12, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 by Sam Humphries (W) and Ed McGuinness (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0820

Marvel Pg. 13, Guardians of the Galaxy #24 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Valerio Schiti (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0823

Marvel Pg. 14, Legendary Star-Lord #9 by Sam Humphries (W) and Paco Medina (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0826

Marvel Pg. 15, All-New X-Men #38 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Mahmud Asrar (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0829

Marvel Pg. 16-17, Spider-Gwen #1 by Jason Latour (W) and Robbie Rodriguez (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0832

Dark Horse Comics

Pg. 45, Prometheus: Fire and Stone – Omega by Kelly Sue DeConnick (W) and Agustin Alessio (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0097

IDW Publishing

Pg. 155, D4VE #1 by Ryan Ferrier (W) and Valentin Ramon (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0477

Pg. 150-151, Orphan Black #1 by John Fawcett (W), Graeme Manson (W), Jody Houser (W), and Szymon Kudranski (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0468

Image Comics

Pg. 194-195, Secret Identities #1 by Brian Joines (W), Jay Faerber (W), Ilias Kyriazis (A), and Charlie Kirchoff (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0617

Pg. 200, Postal #1 by Bryan Hill (W), Matt Hawkins (W), and Isaac Goodhart (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0626

Pg. 203, Saga #25 by Brian K. Vaughan (W) and Fiona Staples (A) – Order Code: DEC14 0643

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 278-279, Cluster #1 by Ed Brisson (W) and Damian Couceiro (A) – Order Code: DEC14 1166

Pg. 282-283, Curb Stomp #1 by Ryan Ferrier (W) and Devaki Neogi (A) – Order Code: DEC14 1182


Pg. 69, Game of Thrones Brienne of Tarth Statute – Order Code: DEC14 0183

Pg. 142, The Sandman Chess Set – Order Code: DEC14 0429

Pg. 418, Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of All Things Gaming by the Women Who Love It – Order Code: DEC14 1896

Pg. 422, Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: Enterprise-B (Order Code: DEC14 1905) and Klingon Raptor (Order Code: DEC14 1906)

Pg. 423, Marvel Chess Collection: Bullseye Black Pawn (Order Code: DEC14 1907) and Scarlet Witch White Pawn (Order Code: DEC14 1908)

Pg. 458, Big Hero 6 Action Figures and Baymax Plush

Pg. 464, Game of Thrones Collectible Dragon Egg Box – Order Code: DEC14 2268

Pg. 466, Firefly: Serenity Plush – Order Code: DEC14 2284

Pg. 479, Star Wars: Han Solo, Hero of Yavin Mini-Bust – Order Code: DEC14 2334

Pg. 487, Sailor Moon Figures

Pg. 500, 3A X Doctor Doom Figure – Order Code: DEC14 2444

Pg. 503, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Statue

Pg. 513, Portal: Lemon Grenade Mug – Order Code: DEC14 2529


Pg. 517, Star Wars: Armada Board Game – Order Code: DEC14 2545

Pg. 520, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Giantslayer Part 1: Battle of Bloodmarch Hill – Order Code: DEC14 2563