The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Ep. #025 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Written by: The PREVIEWS Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the March 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 Women in Comics Month. In addition, the PREVIEWS Party panelists break down the importance of pre-ordering and how you can ensure your comic store orders you a copy of your favorite comic. The 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!

Finally, we say farewell to one of our co-hosts, Kristine Chester, who is moving away. Thank you for all your hard work, Kristine, and thank you for adding your voice to the PREVIEWS Party!


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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.)



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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. 83 Convergence #5-#8 by Jeff King (W), Scott Lobdell (W), Andy Kubert (A), Sandra Hope (A), Ed Benes (A), Aaron Lopresti (A), Mark Morales (A), Carlo Pagulayan (A), and Stephen Segovia (A) – Order Codes: MAR15 0155-0168

Marvel Comics

Marvel Pg. 6, Secret Wars #2 by Jonathan Hickman (W) and Esad Ribic (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0618

Marvel Pg. 14-15, Ultimate End #1 by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Mark Bagley (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0632

Marvel Pg. 24-25, Inferno #1 by Dennis Hopeless (W) and Javier Garron (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0650

Marvel Pg. 26-27, Infinity Gauntlet #1 by Gerry Duggan (W), Dustin Weaver (W/A) – Order Code: MAR15 0652

Marvel Pg. 33-35, A-Force #1 by G. Willow Wilson (W), Marguerite Bennett (W), and Jorge Molina (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0665

Marvel Pg. 78, Guardians Team-Up #5 by Andy Lanning (W), Andy Schmidt (W) and Gustavo Duarte (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0744

Dark Horse Comics

Pg. 47, High Crimes HC by Christopher Sebela (W) and Ibrahim Moustafa (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0022

Pg. 68, Harrow County #1 by Cullen Bunn (W) and Tyler Crook (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0088

IDW Publishing

Pg. 159, You Don’t Say by Nate Powell – Order Code: MAR15 0332

Pg. 159, March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell – Order Code: MAR15 0333

Pg. 159, Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell – Order Code: MAR15 0334

Pg. 191, Indestructible: Stingray #1 by Jeff Marsick (W) and Luca Reguzzoni (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0466

Image Comics

Pg. 198-201, Mythic #1 by Phil Hester (W) and John McCrea (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0473

Pg. 219, Peter Panzerfaust #25 by Kurtis J. Wiebe (W) and Tyler Jenkins (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0498

Pg. 220, Rat Queens #11 by Kurtis J. Wiebe (W) and Stjepan Sejic (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0504

Action Lab

Pg. 254, The Adventures of Aero-Girl #1 by DeWayne Feenstra (W) and Axur Eneas (A) – Order Code: MAR15 0833

Chapter House Publishing

Pg. 316, Captain Canuck #1 by Kalman Andrasofszky (W/A) – Order Code: MAR15 1150

Dynamite Entertainment

Pg. 324-327, Swords of Sorrow #1 by Gail Simone (W) and Sergio Davila (A) – Order Code: MAR15 1171

Pg. 328, Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1 by Nancy A. Collins (W) and Dave Acosta (A) – Order Code: MAR15 1182

Pg. 329, Sword of Sorrow: Chaos #1 by Mairghread Scott (W) and Mirka Andolfo (A) – Order Code: MAR15 1183

Pg. 330, Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade & Kato Special by G. Willow Wilson (W), Erica Schultz (W), and Noah Salonga (A) – Order Code: MAR15 1184

Harper Teen

Pg. 355, Nimona GN by Noelle Stevenson (W/A) – Order Code: MAR15 1387

Perfect Square

Pg. 375, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori (W/A) – Order Code: MAR15 1495

Valiant Entertainment

Pg. 404, Dead Drop #1 by Ales Kot (W) and Adam Gorham (A) – Order Code: MAR15 1581

Pg. 408, Valiant Universe Handbook – Order Code: MAR15 1594


Pg. 151, Arkham Batman Action Figure 5-Pack – Order Code: MAR15 0321

Pg. 152, The Flash Statue – Order Code: MAR15 0322

Pg. 153, The Flash Reverse-Flash Ring – Order Code: MAR15 0323

Pg. 153, DC Comics Super-Villains Deadshot Bust – Order Code: MAR15 0324

Pg. 154, DC Comics Bombshells Batwoman Statue – Order Code: MAR15 0325

Pg. 155, Superman The Man of Steel by Cully Hamner Statute – Order Code: MAR15 0326

Pg. 155, Wonder Woman The Art of War by Robert Valley Statute – Order Code: MAR15 0327

Pg. 440, DC Chess Collection: Steel White Pawn (Order Code: MAR15 1769), Star Sapphire White Rook (Order Code: MAR15 1770)

Pg. 441, Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Order Code: MAR15 1771), Klingon Negh’var (Order Code: MAR15 1772)

Pg. 441, Marvel Chess Collection: Storm White Bishop (Order Code: MAR15 1773), Colossus White Rook (Order Code: MAR15 1774)

Pg. 465, Superman: The Animated Series Femme Fatales Supergirl PVC Statute – Order Code: MAR15 2063

Pg. 470, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates First Appearance Box Set – Order Code: MAR15 2069

Pg. 471, Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth Action Figure – Order Code: MAR15 2070

Pg. 471, Marvel Minimates Series 63 Avengers: Age of Ultron Wave 2 – Order Code: MAR15 2071

Pg. 484, O/A Create Your Own Comic Hero 4-Inch Zombie Action Figure Kit – Order Code: MAR15 2165

Pg. 492, Iron Man 3: Mk. VII Hall of Armor 1/9-Scale Model Kit – Order Code: MAR15 2193

Pg. 492, Iron Man 3: Mk. XVII Heartbreaker 1/9-Scale Model Kit – Order Code: MAR15 2194

Pg. 492, Iron Man 3: Mk. XXII Hot Rod 1/9-Scale Model Kit – Order Code: MAR15 2195

Pg. 498, Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk ARTFX+ Statute – Order Code: MAR15 2212

Pg. 498, Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Iron Man ARTFX+ Statute – Order Code: MAR15 2213

Pg. 499, DC Universe Superman Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statute – Order Code: MAR15 2214

Pg. 499, DC Universe Li’l Gotham Mini Figure – Order Code: MAR15 2215

Pg. 513, DC Comics Variant Play Arts ~Kai~ Timeless Series: Wild West Batman Action Figure – Order Code: MAR15 2278

Pg. 520, Marvel Heroes Play Arts ~Kai~ Iron Man Action Figure – Order Code: MAR15 2335

Pg. 534-535, Disney’s Frozen (Busts, Pillows, Figures, Plushes, and More!)

Pg. 545, Doctor Who Figure Collection: Terileptil (Order Code: MAR15 2496), “Good” Dalek (Order Code: MAR15 2497)


Pg. 565, Star Wars RPG: Force and Destiny – Beginner Game – Order Code: MAR15 2636

Pg. 565, Chew: Cases of the FDA Card Game – Order Code: MAR15 2639

Pg. 565, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Giantslayer Part 4: Ice Tomb of the Giant Queen – Order Code: MAR15 2643

Pg. 566, D&D Attack Wing Wave 7 Expansion Packs: Blue Dragon (Order Code: MAR15 2650), Peagasus (Order Code: MAR15 2651), and Warrior 2 (Order Code: MAR15 2652)

Pg. 567, Marvel Dice Masters – Avengers: Age of Ultron Expansion: Foil Packs (Order Code: MAR15 2653), Starter Pack (Order Code: MAR15 2654)

Pg. 567, Marvel Heroclix: Avengers Assemble! Expansion: Booster Brick (Order Code: MAR15 2655), Captain America Pack 1 (Order Code: MAR15 2656), Iron Man Pack 2 (Order Code: MAR15 2657)