The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Ep. #024 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Written by: The PREVIEWS Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the February 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 PREVIEWS Magazine’s special articles for Black History Month. In addition, we are joined by Lion Forge Comics Senior Editor Shannon Eric Denton to discuss their new partnership with IDW to release print versions of their popular digital comics, as well as their new series, Miami Vice: Remix. The panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in April) 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, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon

Special guests: Vince Brusio (PREVIEWSworld Editor, Diamond Comic Distribution, Inc.) and Shannon Eric Denton (Lion Forge Comics Senior Editor)



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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. 82-123, Convergence

Pg. 82-83, Convergence #1-#4 by Jeff King (W), Scott Lobdell (W), Carlo Pagulayan (A), Jason Paz (A), and Stephen Segovia (A) – Order Codes: FEB15 0137, 0142, 0146, 0150


Marvel Comics


Marvel Pg. 6-7, Kanan – The Last Padawan #1 by Greg Weisman (W) and Pepe Larraz (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0675

Marvel Pg. 39, Guardians Team-Up #4 by John Layman (W) and Otto Schmidt (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0751

Marvel Pg. 92, Spider-Verse HC by Various – Order Code: FEB15 0845

Dark Horse Comics


Pg. 40-41, Rebels #1 by Brian Wood (W) and Andrea Mutti (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0008


IDW Publishing


Pg. 160-161, My Little Pony: FIENDship is Magic – Order Codes: FEB15 0313, 0317, 0319, 0321, 0323

Pg. 167, The Infinite Loop #1 by Pierrick Colinet (W) and Elsa Charretier (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0348

Pg. 172, Miami Vice: Remix #2 by Joe Casey (W) and Jim Mahfood (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0372

Pg. 175, Transformers #40 – Combiner Wars by John Barber (W) and Livio Ramondelli (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0395

Pg. 175, Transformers: Windblade #2 – Combiner Wars by Mairghread Scott (W) and Livio Ramondelli (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0398


Image Comics


Pg. 202-205, Kaptara #1 by Chip Zdarsky (W) and Kagan McLeod (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0480

Pg. 206-209, No Mercy #1 by Alex de Campi (W) and Carla Speed McNeil (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0483


Alterna Comics


Pg. 262, Fubar: Mother Russia #1 by Jeff McComsey (W/A) – Order Code: FEB15 0907


Archie Comic Publications


Pg. 268, The Shield #1 by Adam Christopher (W), Chuck Wendig (W), David Williams (A), and Gary Martin (A) – Order Code: FEB15 0951


BOOM! Studios


Pg. 309, Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set Second Edition by Luke Crane (W) and David Petersen (W/A) – Order Code: FEB15 1158

Pg. 309, Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game HC Second Edition – Order Code: FEB15 1159


Dynamite Entertainment


Pg. 331, Reanimator #1 by Keith Davidsen (W) and Randy Valiente (A) – Order Code: FEB15 1247


Dover Publications


Pg. 349, Sam Glanzman: A Sailor’s Story GN by Sam Glanzman (W/A) – Order Code: FEB15 1370


Oni Press


Pg. 372, Kaijumax #1 by Zander Cannon (W/A) – Order Code: FEB15 1522




Pg. 79, Game of Thrones: Daenerys & Drogon Statue – Order Code: FEB15 0119

Pg. 151, Batman Animated Series: Roxy Rocket Deluxe Action Figure – Order Code: FEB15 0295

Pg. 152, DC Comics Designer Action Figures by Jae Lee Series 1 – Superman (Order Code: FEB15 0296), Batman (Order Code: FEB15 0297), Wonder Woman (Order Code: FEB15 0298), and Catwoman (Order Code: FEB15 0299)

Pg. 153, DC Comics Icons Green Lantern Hal Jordan Statue – Order Code: FEB15 0300

Pg. 153, DC Comics Bombshells Lois Lane Statue – Order Code: FEB15 0301

Pg. 154, Batman: Black and White Batman by Bryant Hitch Statute – Order Code: FEB15 0302

Pg. 154, Batman: Black and White Batgirl by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr Statue – Order Code: FEB15 0303

Pg. 155, Gotham City Police Badge – Order Code: FEB15 0304

Pg. 156, Batman: Black and White: Batman by Darywyn Cooke Second Edition Statute – Order Code: FEB15 0308

Pg. 444, DC Chess Collection – Superboy White Pawn (Order Code: FEB15 1848) and Sinestro Black Bishop (Order Code: FEB15 1849)

Pg. 444, Star Trek The Official Starships Collection – USS Intrepid 22nd Century (Order Code: FEB15 1850) and Malon Freighter (Order Code: FEB15 1851)

Pg. 445, Marvel Chess Collection – Molecule Man Black Pawn and Archangel White Knight (Order Code: FEB15 1852)

Pg. 445, Star Trek The Official Starships Collection – Klingon Fighter Special Issue (Order Code: FEB15 1853)

Pg. 462, X-Men Uniform T-Shirts: Cable (Order Code: FEB15 2013-2017), Nightcrawler (Order Code: FEB15 2018-2022), Magneto (Order Code: FEB15 2023-2027), Cyclops (Order Code: FEB15 2028-2032), Colossus (Order Code: FEB15 2033-2037), Wolverine (Order Code: FEB15 2038-2042), Wolverine Brown (Order Code: FEB15 2043-2047)

Pg. 478, Valiant Minimates Battle Damaged X-O Manowar and Bloodshot 2-Pack – Order Code: FEB15 2162

Pg. 479, Marvel Minimates Series 62: Axis – Order Code: FEB15 2165

Pg. 479, Marvel Select Avengers: Age of Ultron Black Widow Action Figure – Order Code: FEB15 2166

Pg. 479, Marvel Select: Ant-Man Movie Action Figure – Order Code: FEB15 2167

Pg. 482-491, Avengers: Age of Ultron Merchandise: Toys, Novelties, Plushies, Roleplay, and Apparel

Pg. 492-495, Game of Thrones Merchandise: Joffrey’s Crown, Sword Letter Openers, Trading Cards Coins, Keychains, and Glassware

Pg. 504, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises – Bane Mask Replica – Order Code: FEB15 2335

Pg. 504, DC: Superman Comic Book Edition Sculpture – Order Code: FEB15 2336

Pg. 505, Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon “Red Suit” 7-Inch Action Hero Vignette – Order Code: FEB15 2342

Pg. 505-506, Iron Man 3 Semi-Finished Models – Iron Man MK. XVI Nightclub (Order Code: FEB15 2343), Iron Man MK. XXXV Rescue (Order Code: FEB15 2344), Iron Man MK. XLII Prehensile (Order Code: FEB15 2345), Iron Man MK. XL Hyper Velocity (Order Code: FEB15 2346)

Pg. 506, Iron Man 3 1/9-Scale Model Kits – Iron Man MK. XXXIX Starboost (Order Code: FEB15 2347) and War Machine (Order Code: FEB15 2349)

Pg. 506 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1/9-Scale Model Kit – Order Code: FEB15 2348

Pg. 512, DC Comics Zatanna Bishoujo Statue – Order Code: FEB15 2360

Pg. 525, Harley Quinn Injustice S.H. Figuarts Figure – Order Code: FEB15 2416

Pg. 530, Judge Dredd: Comic Badge 1:1-Scale Prop Replica – Order Code: FEB15 2446

Pg. 530, Judge Dredd: PSI Badge 1:1-Scale Prop Replica – Order Code: FEB15 2447

Pg. 530, Judge Dredd: Judge Death Badge 1:1-Scale Prop Replica – Order Code: FEB15 2448

Pg. 530, Judge Dredd Shield Keychain – Order Code: FEB15 2449

Pg. 530, Judge Dredd: Judge Death Badge Metal Keyring – Order Code: FEB15 2450

Pg. 530, Judge Dredd: Lawgiver MK. 2 1:1-Scale Replica Gun – Order Code: FEB15 2451

Pg. 550, Doctor Who Figurine Collection – 12th Doctor (Order Code: FEB15 2614) and Half-Face Man (Order Code: FEB15 2615)

Pg. 552, Pop! Guardians of the Galaxy Vinyl Figures – Yondu (Order Code: FEB15 2618), Nebula (Order Code: FEB15 2619), Ronan (Order Code: FEB15 2620), Collector (Order Code: FEB15 2621), Thanos (Order Code: FEB15 2622)




Pg. 564, Star Wars X-Wing: Imperial Raider Expansion Pack – Order Code: FEB15 2685

Pg. 565, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Giantslayer Part 3: Forge of the Giant God – Order Code: FEB15 2690

Pg. 565, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained – Order Code: FEB15 2693

Pg. 566, Supernatural Clue – Order Code: FEB15 2697

Pg. 567, Dungeons & Dragons Next: Dungeon Master’s Screen – Order Code: FEB15 2700

Pg. 567, Dungeons & Dragons Next: The Rise of Tiamat HC – Order Code: FEB15 2701

Pg. 567, Dungeons & Dragons Attack Wing Wave 6 Expansion Packs – Dwarf Fighter (Order Code: FEB15 2702), Warrior (Order Code: FEB15 2703), and White Dragon (Order Code: FEB15 2704)

Pg. 567, Marvel HeroClix: Avengers: Age of Ultron – Booster Packs (Order Code: 2705) and Starter Set (Order Code: 2706)