Comics Alternative, Episode 279: The May Previews Catalog

“It whets my appetite, and I don’t know what the hell it’s about”

This week, Paul and Derek take an extensive look at the May Previews catalog. In fact, their look is so extensive that their discussion evolves into an extra-long episode, spanning almost three hours! (Then again, listeners of the podcast probably are used to these long Previews episodes.) The Two Guys begin by sharing listener mail, and then they make a few comments about some of the changes Diamond has made to their catalog over the past couple of months. After that, they jump into the nitty gritty of the episode, highlighting a variety of solicitations that catch their eye this month. Among the many publishers and titles that they focus on are:

Deconstructing Comics #374: Adventures in Comics Retailing, with James Sime

isotopeSo what’s it like to be an American comics retailer in 2013? Is the digital market your friend, or a sworn enemy? What kind of hassles are presented by the weekly shipments of new comics? Is there any reason to stock back issues these days? In this episode, Tim explores these issues and more with James Sime, co-owner of Isotope Comics in San Francisco!

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Comic Timing – Episode 89

We’re back, and we’re explaining comics for everybody! Adam Murdough (The Murd!) from Comic Geek Speak and the Time Bubble, John Mayo of Comic Book Page, and Chris Johnson of Amazing Spider-Cast and Comic Book Page’s Final Crisis Podcast, stop by to give a primer on comic books. Just what is this medium all about? We delve into Pre-Crisis vs. Post-Crisis, explain Previews and Overstreet, give some beginner suggestions, and do a whole lot more. So listen in and maybe you’ll learn something!

Comic Timing is sponsored by Heroes Corner. Make sure to check out their deals on all the hottest comic books from the May Previews! And make sure to use the promo code CTROCKS on your first order with Heroes Corner to save an additional 5% off. For first time users of the site only. This month’s Review Corner books are as follows:

DC (VERTIGO)
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #1 (of 6) – 50% off retail (HC price: $2.00 / retail: $3.99)

MARVEL
NEW AVENGERS #55 – 50% off retail (HC price: $2.00 / retail: $3.99)

INDY
DETHKLOK VS. THE GOON #1 – 75% off retail (HC price: $0.88 / retail: $3.50)

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com, and please vote for us at Podcast Alley and give us your reviews over on iTunes. And of course, if you can, please donate to the HERO Initiative effort if you can. Every little bit helps!

We shall see you next time. Thanks for listening, and thanks for downloading!