The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Ep. #032 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Written by: The PREVIEWS Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the October 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 highlights of Sci-Fi/Fantasy month in the PREVIEWS catalog and what readers may anticipate in the lead up to the holidays. In addition, we are joined by Joshua Henaman, creator of Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman, to discuss how to pre-order the first issue of the series from Action Lab. 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, Amanda Lawson, and Bryant Dillon

Special guest: Joshua Henaman (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman)



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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.

Independent Publishers

Pg. 238 Action Lab Entertainment Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthmann #1 by Josh S. Henaman (W) and Andy Taylor & Tamra Bonvillain(A) – Order Code: OCT15 1012
Pg. 247 Aftershock Comics Insexts #1 by Marguerite Bennett (W) and Ariela Kristantina (A) – Order Code: OCT15 1051
Pg. 253 Antarctic Press Airship Enterprise #3 by Brian Denham (W/A) – Order Code: OCT15 1069
Pg. 279 Boom Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #1 of 4 by Daniel Bayliss/Fabian Rangel Jr. (W) & Daniel Bayliss (A) – Order Code: OCT15 1197

Pg. 285 Boom Feathers HC by Jorge Corona (W/A)
Pg. 316 Devil’s Due First Witchfinder General #1 by Chris Grine/Chris Wyatt (W) & Chris Grine (A) – Order Code: OCT15 1383

Pg. 406 Valiant Ninjak #10 by Matt Kindt (W) & Doug Braithwaite (A) – Order Code: OCT15 1734

Dark Horse

Pg. 32 Dragon Age: Magekiller #1 – Greg Rucka (W) Carmen Carnero (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0009
Pg. 43 The Paybacks #4 – Donny Cates & Eliot Rahal (W) Geoff Shaw (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0037


Pg. 145 Transformers Holiday Special by various – Order Code: OCT15 0304

Pg. 152 Judge Dredd #1 by Ulises Farinas/Erick Freitas (W) & Dan McDaid (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0342

Pg. 155 Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy #1 of 5 by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott (W) and Derek Charm (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0360

Pg 171 Brooklyn Animal Control One Shot (W) J T Petty, (A) Stephen Thompson – Order Code: OCT15 0435


Pg. 180 Private Eye HC by Brian K. Vaughan (A) and Marcos Martin & Muntsa Vicente (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0484
Pg. 218 Blood Stain OGN by Linda Sejic (W/A/C) – Order Code: OCT15 0604
Pg. 186 Black Jack Ketchum #1 (W) Brian Schrimer & (A) Claudia Balboni and Kelly Fitzpatrick – Order Code: OCT15 0488


Pg. 69 Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 of 6 by James Tynion IV (W) & Freddie E. Williams II (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0148

Pg. 72 – Robin War #1 – Tom King (W) Khary Randolph (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0155

Pg. 111 DC Comics Bombshells #6 (W) Marguerite Bennet (A) Laura Braga, Bilquis Evely, and others – Order Code: OCT15 0225


Pg. 14 Uncanny X-Men #1 by Cullen Bunn (W) and Greg Land (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0769

Pg 24 Scarlet Witch #1 by James Robinson(W) and Vanesa Del Rey (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0797

Pg. 27 Patsy Walker Hellcat #1 by Kate Leth (W) and Brittney Williams (A) – Order Code: OCT15 0801


Pg. 138 Designer Series Lee Bermejo Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, Green Lantern. 6.75” $25 ea
Pg. 139 Wonder Woman Art of War by Bruce Timm. 7.5” $80
Pg. 140 Cover Girls Power Girl Statue. 9.87” $100
Pg. 141 Icons Deadshot Statue. 12” $100
Pg. 141 Super-Villains The Joker Bust by Jim Lee. 8.5” $50
Pg. 437 Wonder Woman Tiara Bracelet & Book. $10
Pg. 444 Super Hero Collection 3.5” Wonder Woman, Joker. $18 ea
Pg. 444 Masterpiece Collection 4.75” Justice League: Superman, WW, Lex Luthor. $70
Pg. 474 DST BTAS Harley Quinn Vinyl Bust Bank. 7” $23
Pg. 474 DST BTAS Two-Face Resin Bust. 6” $60
Pg. 475 DST Justice League Animated Femme Fatales Hawkgirl PVC Statue. 9” $45
Pg. 476 DST Gotham Select Series 2: Alfred, Bullock, Edward Nygma. $25 ea
Pg. 477 DST Gotham Minimates Series 2 Box Set: Bruce, Selina, Alfred, Penguin. $25
Pg. 496 Yamato USA Fantasy Figure Gallery Wonder Woman. 1:6, $250.
Pg. 496 Gentle Giant Super Powers Micro-Figures: Batman, Robin, Flash, Joker. 3” $3.50ea
Pg. 517 Kotobukiya Red Robin New 52 ARTFX+ Statue. 7” $55

Pg. 445 Fact Files Cosmic Special 5” Thanos. $33
Pg. 445 Chess Collection Mr. Sinister, Dark Phoenix. $17 ea
Pg. 479 DST Premier Collection Thor Resin Statue. 9” $150
Pg. 507 Gentle Giant Captain America: TWS Black Widow Statue. 9” $150
Pg. 508 Gentle Giant Secret Wars Micro-Bobble Heads Series 2: Daredevil, Iron Man, Captain America, Magneto. 2.5” $3.50
Pg. 516 Kotobukiya Black Panther Fine Art Statue. 12” $240
Pg. 517 Kotobukiya Avengers: AoU Iron Man Mk 45 ARTFX Statue. 12” $140
Pg. 546 Beast Kingdom Avengers: AoU Egg Attack Hulkbuster Statue. 9.5” $280, Hulkbuster vs. Hulk Statue $450
Pg. 546 Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow $140, Captain America $150

Pg. 64 Game of Thrones 3D Crystal Iron Throne. $30
Pg. 64 Game of Thrones Figures: Margaery Tyrell (7.5”), Ygritte (7”). $25 ea
Pg. 228 Game of Thrones Construction Sets: Blind Bag, Lannister/Stark Banner Packs, Iron Throne Room
Pg. 432 Zenescope Robyn Hood, Van Helsing 1:6 figures by Phicen. $160 ea
Pg. 446 Hobbit Collector’s Models Narzug the Orc, Master of Laketown. $16.50 ea
Pg. 446 Starships Collection Norway Class, Voth Research Vessel, Special Issue ISS Enterprise. $21 ea
Pg. 446 Starships Collection Enterprise C/D/E Set. $80
Pg. 472 DST Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Time Machine Minimates Vehicle. $20
Pg. 472 DST BTTF 1985 Minimates Box Set: Marty, George, Biff, Needles. $25
Pg. 473 X-Files Minimates Modern Mulder & Scully. $10
Pg. 473 X-Files Vinimates Classic Mulder & Scully. 4” $10 ea
Pg. 484-493 Star Wars
Pg. 494 DST Aliens vs. Colonial Marines Army Builder. 2” $9
Pg. 506 Mezco One:12 Collective Judge Dredd w/ Lawmaster. PX $260

Pg. 572 Star Wars X-Wing Ghost ($50), Imperial Assault Carrier ($70), Inquisitor’s TIE ($15), Mist Hunter ($20), Punishing One ($30)
Pg. 575 USAopoly Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 1 Trivial Pursuit
Pg. 575 WotC D&D Next Sword Coast Adventure Guide. $40