The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Ep. #033 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Written by: The PREVIEWS Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the November 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 the cool collections of comic strips being pulled from the archives in the PREVIEWS catalog and how readers can learn more about the holiday gift guide. The Fanboy Comics panel also breaks down the exciting releases (scheduled to hit stores in January) 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



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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. 239 Aftershock Comics Strayer #1 by Justin Jordan (W) & Juan Gideon (A)– Order Code: NOV15 1014
Pg 279 Giant Days #10 – John Allison (w) & Max Sarin (a) – Order Code: NOV15 1188
Pg. 298 Red Sonja Vol. 3 #1 – Marguerite Bennett (W) Aneke (A) – Order Code: NOV15 1271
Pg. 402 Valiant Entertainment Faith #1 by Jody Houser (W) & Francis Portela/Marguerite Sauvage (A) – Order Code: NOV15 1703


Other Premier Publishers


Dark Horse

Pg 38 The Art of Fallout 4 HC Bethesda Softworks – Order Code: NOV15 0040

Pg. 43 Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #1 – Gail Simone (W) J. Calafiore (A) – Order Code: NOV15 0051



Pg. 147 Gutter Magic #1 – Rich Douek (W) Brett Barkley (A) – Order Code: NOV15 0341



Pg. 176 Cry Havoc #1 by Simon Spurrier (W) & Ryan Kelly (A) – Order Code: NOV15 0483

pg 191 Nowhere Men #7 – Eric Stephenson (w) & Dave Taylor, Emi Lenox, Jordie Bellaire (a) – Order Code: NOV15 0515

Big Two


Pg. 65 Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1 by Tom Taylor (W) & Ethan Van Sciver (A) – Order Code: NOV15 0162

Pg. 67 Poison Ivy #1 – Amy Chu (W) Clay Mann (A) – Order Code: NOV15 0166
Pg 105 Quarantine Zone HC – Daniel H Wilson (w) & Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan (a) – Order Code: NOV15 0248

Pg. 110 DC Essentials The New Frontier #1 by Darwyn Cooke. $1 – Order Code: NOV15 0260



Pg. 8 (Marvel) Captain Marvel #1 – Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (W) Kris Anka (A) – Order Code: NOV15 0738

Pg. 120 Color Your Own Deadpool by various – Order Code: NOV15 0950





Pg. 134 BvSDoJ Wonder Woman Statue. 13” $150

Pg. 135 Supergirl TV Statue. 12.5” $130

Pg. 136 The Flash Reverse-Flash Statue. 12.5” $130

Pg. 136 The Flash Captain Cold Replica Freeze Gun. 18” $300

Pg. 137 Icons Action Figures Joker Death in the Family, John Stewart Mosaic, Firestorm. $28

Pg. 438 DC Comics Superhero Collection Harley Quinn, Penguin. $18ea

Pg. 462 DST BTAS Joker Resin Bust, Superman Animated Bust. 6”, $60ea

Pg. 486 Batman 66 Batgirl ⅕ Resin Statue. 14” $150

Pg. 531 HeroCross Hybrid Metal Figuration Green Lantern. $77

Pg. 531 Union Creative Toys Rocka The Dark Knight Batman, Joker Deformed Figures. 5” $69ea



Pg. 439 Marvel Fact Files Cosmic Special #4 Gamora. 4” $33

Pg. 439 Marvel Chess Collection Wolverine, Cable, Scalphunter, Psylocke. $17ea

Pg. 440 Series 65 Minimates Deadpool: Marvel Now DP & Copycat/Domino, Secret Wars DP/Siryn, Mascot DP/Bob the Hydra Goon, Zenpool/Messiah Complex Cable. $10ea

Pg. Kotobukiya Marvel Now Beast, White Magneto. $60ea



Pg. 59 Legend of Korra Statuette. 8.25” $80

Pg. 60 Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link Vinyl Figure. 7.5” $80, Scervo 11.5” $125

Pg. 61 Game of Thrones Varys Figure. 8.25” $25

Pg. 220 The Walking Dead Rick Grimes 10” Vigilante Edition Deluxe Action Figure

Pg. Quarantine Studio Bloodshot 1/6 statue. 15” $245

Pg. 440 Hobbit Collector’s Models Bard the Bowman, Alfrid of Lake-town. $16.50ea

Pg. 440 Star Trek Starships Collection Antares, Phoenix $21ea

Pg. 469 Comic Book Heroes Minimates: Cassie Hack/Em Cypress, Ninjak/Shadowman, Tony Chu/John Colby & Poyo, Battle Beasts Ruminant the Giraffe/Spymus the Hammerhead. $10ea

Pg. 474-483 Star Wars The Force Awakens

Pg. 486 Lady Death ⅙ Action Figure Doll. $186

Pg. 498 Mondo Hellboy: The First Statue. 12” $200

Pg. 498 Creatureplica Action Figures: Sasquatch, Yeti, Horrorhound, Rougarou. 8” scale, $35ea

Pg. 502 I Am Elemental Courage Series Lunchbox Set, 6” Courage Core Power $25

Pg. 508 Kotobukiya Star Wars The Force Awakens Captain Phasma ARTFX+ $70

Pg. 510 Kotobukiya Aliens Warrior Drone ARTFX+ $80

Pg. 545 BIG Chief Studios Sherlock 221B Baker Street Entrance ⅙ diorama. $250

Pg. 547 Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization Samurai Darth Vader, Akazonae Royal Guard, Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper. $90ea



Pg. 567 Star Wars Imperial Assault Dengar, Echo Base Troopers, Return to Hoth, General Sorin, Leia Organa