The Nexus of Pop-Culture Fandom

Ep. #034 The ‘PREVIEWS’ Party Podcast

Written by: The PREVIEWS Party Podcast

Welcome to The PREVIEWS Party Podcast! Covering the December 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, 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

Action Lab

Pg. 237 I, Mage #1 by Gary Turner (W) & Caros Gomez/Teodoro Gonzalez (A) Order Code: DEC15 0917

Pg. 239 Gingerdead Man #1 by Brockton McKinney (W) & Sergio Rios (A) Order Code: DEC15 0927

BOOM! Studios

Pg. 279 Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1 (of 4) by Josceline Fenton (W) & Chrystin Garland (A) Order Code: DEC15 1103

Dark Horse

Pg. 36 Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comics Series HC by Mark Verheiden (W) & Mark Nelson (A) Order Code: DEC15 0061


Transformers #50 and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #50 Order Code: DEC15 0406 and Order Code: DEC15 0414


Pg. 178 Mirror #1 by Emma Rios (W) & Hwei Lim (A) Order Code: DEC15 0536

Pg. 182 Snowfall #1 by Joe Harris (W) & Martin Morazzo (A) Order Code: DEC15 0539


Pg. 67 Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #1 by Neal Adams (W/A) Order Code: DEC15 0213

New DC Trade PaperBacks Pg. 112-120


Pg. 8 Power Man and Iron Fist #1 by David Walker (W) & Sanford Greene (A) Order Code: DEC15 0732

Pg. 87 Star Wars: Droids & Ewoks Omnibus HC Order Code: DEC15 0878

Pg. 107 Thor Corps TPB Order Code: DEC15 0901


Pg. 133 Batman The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Bust. 5” $50
Pg. 133 Icons Static Shock Deluxe Action Figure. 6” $45
Pg. 134 Designer Series Darwyn Cooke Action Figures: Batman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Adam Strange. $28 ea
Pg. 135 Designer Series Batman by Andy Kubert Statue. DKIII. 12” $150
Pg. 136 Batman B&W Batman and Robin by Carmine Infantino. 6/6.25” $80 ea
Pg. 137 Wonder Woman Art of War by Amanda Conner. 8.25” $80
Pg. 138 Bombshells Killer Frost. 10.75” $125
Pg. 139 Brass Batman Statue. 20”, 36 lbs, $5,000
Pg. 434 Super Hero Collection Catwoman, Green Arrow. 3.5” $17.95 ea
Pg. 460 iZombie Liv Moore “Full On Zombie Mode” Action Figure PX. 7” $20
Pg. 462 Batman TAS Batman Vinyl Bust Bank. 8” $23, Robin Resin Bust. 5.5” $60
Pg. 470 Tweeterhead Batman Returns Catwoman Maquette. 15” $260
Pg. 470 Tweeterhead Batman Classic Two-Face Maquette. 13” $235
Pg. 470 Batman Magic 8-Ball. $15
Pg. 472 Gentle Giant DC Super Powers Superman Jumbo Action Figure. 12” $90
Pg. 505 Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai Timeless Spartan Batman. $150
Pg. 516 Cryptozoic Bombshells Vinyl Figures: Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Catwoman 7.5” $30

Pg. 435 Fact Files Cosmic Special Groot. 6.5” $33
Pg. 436 Chess Collection Bastion, Nimrod, Donald Pierce, Shadow Cat. $17 ea
Pg. 464 Femme Fatales Captain Marvel PVC Statue. 9” $45
Pg. 464 Hulk Retro-Style Aurora ⅛ scale model kit. 11” $35
Pg. 484 Gentle Giant MCU Iron Patriot 9” Statue. $150
Pg. 484 Gentle Giant Secret Wars Daredevil Jumbo Action Figure. 12” $90
Pg. 484 Iron Man Magic 8-Ball. $15
Pg. 509 Play Imaginative IM3 Super Alloy 1/12 Iron Patriot, War Machine MKII $140 ea
Pg. 510 Play Imaginative IM3 Super Alloy ¼ War Machine MKII. 18” $600

Pg. 63 Dark Horse Game of Thrones Night’s King Bust. 8.75” $130
Pg. 224 The Walking Dead TV Series 9 Action Figures: Beth, T-Dog, Water Walker, Dale, Daryl, Michonne
Pg. 224 The Walking Dead Construction Sets: Barriers & Sandbags, Road to Terminus
Pg. 434 Hobbit Collector’s Models Dwalin, Dori. $16.50 ea
Pg. 434 Star Trek Starships Collection Xindi Aquatic, U.S.S. Raven. $21.95 ea
Pg. 461 X-Files Classic TV Minimates Series 1 Box Set: Mulder, Scully, Flukeman, CSM. $25
Pg. 486 Gentle Giant Star Wars TFA First Order Stormtrooper Mini-Bust $120
Pg. 496 Koto SW:TFA ARTFX+ C-3PO/R2-D2/BB-8 $110, First Order Stormtrooper $55
Pg. 498 Koto Alien Big Chap Mini Figures: 6 poses. $9 ea
Pg. 512 Medicom Mecha Elvis Sofubi. 9” $106
Pg. 517 Aliens Egg with Figure Slime Toy. 6 poses. $5

Pg. 530 Chew: Cases of the FDA Card Game. $35
Pg. 532 D&D Icons of the Realms Minis Set #4: Monster Menagerie
Pg. 532 DC HeroClix BvS:DoJ Foil Pack ($3), Fast Forces ($17)
Pg. 532 DC HeroClix World’s Finest Boosters, Fast Forces, Superman Dice & Token Pack