The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Ep. #031 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Written by: The PREVIEWS Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the September 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 the As Seen on TV special highlights in the PREVIEWS Catalog and how fans can show off their cool costumes for Halloween Comicsfest. In addition, we are joined by Amanda Lawson, a local comic shop retailer and artist to chat about the importance of pre-ordering and some of her favorite comics art. The Fanboy Comics panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in September) 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, Scott Rubin, and Bryant Dillon

Special guest: Amanda Lawson



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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. #72 – Superman: American Alien #1 – Max Landis (W) Nick Dragotta (A) – Order Code: SEP15 0188

Pg 82 DC Bombshells #4 – Marguerite Bennet (W) & Bilquis Evely, Mirko Andolfo, Marguerite Sauvage (A) – Order Code: Sep15 0211


Marvel Pg. 4 All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 by Mark Waid (W) & Adam Kubert/Mahmud Asrar (A) – Order Code: SEP15 0651

Marvel Pg. 38 Carnage #1 by Gerry Conway (W) & Mike Perkins (A) – Order Code: SEP15 0739

Dark Horse

Scott’s Pick: Pg. 61 Kingsway West #1 (of 4) by Greg Pak (W) & Mirko Colak (A) – Order Code: SEP15 0082


Pg. 149 Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1 – Nick Roche (W/A) – Order Code: SEP15 0370

Pg. 147 My Little Pony: Art Is Magic by various – Order Code: SEP15 0363

pg 179 Drones – Chris Lewis (W) & Bruno Oliveria (A) – Order Code: Sep15 0495


Pg. #212 – Pretty Deadly #6 – Kelly Sue DeConnick (W) Emma Rios (A) – Order Code: SEP15 0574

Pg. 186 Monstress #1 by Marjorie Liu (W) & Sana Takeda (A) – Order Code: SEP15 0509

Pg. #308 – James Bond #1 – Warren Ellis (W) Jason Masters (A) – Order Code: SEP15 1205

Pg. #313 – Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1 – James Sutter (W) Tom Garcia (A) – Order Code: SEP15 1214

Pg. 287 Boom Studios! Klaus #1 (of 6) by Grant Morrison (W) & Dan Mora (A) – Order Code: SEP15 1100

Pg. 370 Legendary Comics Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift #1 by Joshua Fialkov (W) & Marcos Marz (A) – Order Code: SEP15 1484

PG 288 Last Sons of America #1. – (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson & (A) Matthew Dow Smith – Order Code: SEP15 1104


Pg. 139 BvSDoJ Armored Batman Statue. 12.5” $150
Pg. 140 Batman TAS Commissioner Gordon, Zatanna, Ra’s al Ghul, $25 ea. Etrigan with Klarion $40
Pg. 141 Arrow Season 3 figures: Arrow, Malcolm Merlyn, Black Canary. $25 ea
Pg. 141 Flash figures: Reverse-Flash, Heat Wave. $25 ea
Pg. 142 Bombshells Cheetah. 10.7” $125
Pg. 143 Arkham Knight Red Hood (v2) figure. 6.75” $25
Pg. 143 Super-Pets! Krypto, Hoppy. 9” $15 ea
Pg. 454 Super Hero Collection Batman, Superman. 3.5” $18 ea
Pg. 469 Sinestro: Feline Fear t-shirt. $19
Pg. 482 DST Batman TAS Catwoman Resin Bust. 6” $60
Pg. 482 DST Batman TAS Catwoman Femme Fatales Statue. 9” $45
Pg. 483 DST Batman TAS Robin Vinyl Bust Bank. $23
Pg. 492 Gentle Giant Batman TAS Catwoman Jumbo Action Figure. 12” $90
Pg. 492 Gentle Giant Super Powers Lex Luthor Jumbo Action Figure. 12” $90
Pg. 511 Koto Lex Luthor ARTFX+ Statue. 8” $60
Pg. 527 Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai Batman Steampunk $200, Catwoman Tetsuya $150

Pg. 455 Fact Files Cosmic Special Star-Lord. 5+” $33
Pg. 455 Chess Collection Beast, Deathbird, Iceman. $17 ea
Pg. 455 Chess 2-packs: Gamora/Drax, Prof. X/Apocalypse. $38 ea
Pg. 502 Gentle Giant Secret Wars Micro-Bobble Heads Series 1: Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hobgoblin, Spider-Man (Black). 2.5” $3.50 ea
Pg. 510 Koto Magik ARTFX+ Statue. $60
Pg. 510 Koto Lady Deadpool Bishoujo Statue. 10” $75
Pg. 535 Play Imaginative IM3 Mark XL Shotgun Super Alloy 1/12 Figure. $160
Pg. 535 Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai Venom. $130

Pg. 66 Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Bookends $150
Pg. 66 Game of Thrones Figures: Oberyn Martell, Grey Worm. 8, 7 ¾” $25 ea
Pg. 67 Halo UNSC Pillar of Autumn Ship Replica. 8” $50
Pg. 232 The Walking Dead Construction Sets: Dale’s RV, Woodbury Assault Vehicle, Prison Catwalk
Pg. 404 Alien Next Door by Joey Spiotto. $15
Pg. 456 Hobbit Collector’s Models Yazneg the Orc, Bolg the Orc. $16.50 ea
Pg. 456 Starships Collection USS Kelvin Special Issue. $38
Pg. 456 Starships Collection USS Relativity, Botany Bay. $20 ea
Pg. 470 Friendship through Tyranny t-shirt (Megatron/Nightmare Moon). $19
Pg. 480 Aliens Xenomorph Queen Vinyl Bust Bank. $30
Pg. 486 DST Star Trek TNG Femme Fatales Counselor Troi PVC Statue. 9” $45
Pg. 494 Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse: Little Maddie. 6” $55

Pg. 560 My Little Pony CCG Deluxe Dice Collections. 3 versions, $13 ea
Pg. 561 Star Wars Imperial Assault Alliance Smuggler Ally Pack $10, Bantha Rider Villain Pack $20
Pg. 566 DC HeroClix Superman/Wonder Woman Expansion
Pg. 566 Marvel Dice Masters Amazing Spider-Man Expansion