Longbox Review Podcast: September 2018 Previews

September 2018 Previews

George and I go over the September 2018 Previews catalog for items shipping starting in November.

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Comics Alternative, Episode 195: The July Previews Catalog

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YEE-ro or GEE-ro?

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It’s the first of the month, and that must mean that it’s time for the Two Guys with PhDs to take a deep dive into the latest Previews catalog. For the month of July, there’s a lot for Andy and Derek to discuss. And in between speculations on solicitation-writing strategies, Andy’s post-apocalyptic burnout, and disagreements on how to pronounce “gyros,” the guys pack as much as they can into this almost-two-hour episode. Among the many solicits they highlight are from publishers such as

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Comics Alternative, Episode 190: The June Previews Catalog

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Wallet-Busting Goodness

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It’s the first of the month, and that must mean that it’s time, once again, for the Two Guys with PhDs to take a conversational stroll through the latest Previews catalog. For the month of June, there is an inordinately large number of notable titles for Derek and Andy W. to discuss, making this a longer-than-average episode (a little over two hours). So strap in and get ready to boogie! Among the many solicits they highlight are from publishers such as

Andy and Derek also discuss the new Goodreads reading group The Comics Alternative is setting up, and they ask listeners for their input in how they’d like to use that social media platform. They also share some audience feedback and encourage everyone to go to the podcast’s iTunes page to leave a rating and review, if they haven’t already.  In other words, do your part for The Comics Alternative!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 186: The May Previews Catalog

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Big Heads

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Hold on to your butts! It’s another substantive, jam-packed episode where the Two Guys look through the latest Previews catalog. And for May, Andy W. and Derek see a lot of good stuff, enough to make this a longer-than-average episode. (Yes, the guys are going into 2+ hours territory again, but only slightly.) Among the many solicits Andy and Derek highlight are of titles from publishers such as

In addition, Derek and Andy discuss other matters, including a correction from last week’s publisher spotlight — Melissa Mendes’s Lou is actually an Alternative Comics publication, not from Hic + Hoc — and an email of appreciation they received from Jon Allen whose book, Ohio Is for Sale, was discussed in that same episode. They also talk a little bit about this coming weekend’s Free Comic Book Day, wonder over the new Image+ insert magazine (and Andy is pissed that he didn’t get one with his copy of Previews), poke fun at Millarworld, and point out the truly freaky and absolutely unnecessary Big Head Walking Dead figures they saw in the catalog.

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Comics Alternative Episode 129: The April Previews Catalog

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“The Schrödinger’s cat of comics”

It’s the first of the month, so that means that Andy and Derek flip through the latest Previews catalog and share some of the upcoming releases they are most excited about. And April is jam-packed with solicits worth highlighting…which is one of the reasons why this week’s episode is extra long. After sharing a bit of listener mail — and it’s always great to get letters, so keep those correspondences a-comin’! — the guys jump into this month’s offerings, beginning where they usually do with Dark Horse Comics. There they find intriguing titles such as Black Hammer #1, Bowery Boys: Our FathersNanjing: The Burning City, and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus, Book 1. After a brief conversational detour about DC’s Convergence event EPSON MFP imageand the controversy surrounding Rafael Albuquerque’s variant cover for Batgirl #41, the Two Guys highlight Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Celebration of 75 Years and the final issue of Fables (pulling double duty as issue #150 and volume 22 of the trade paperbacks), both from DC/Vertigo. From there the good stuff just keeps on coming, including upcoming titles such as Long Distance #1, Bacchus Ominbus Edition Vol. OneAmerican Barbarian: The Complete Series, and Bravo for Adventures (all from IDW Publishing); Airboy #1, Starve #1, 8House: Arclight #1, Empty Zone #1, Astronauts in Trouble #1, Nonplayer #1, and the XXX variant of Sex Criminals #11 (Image Comics); Pope Hats #4 (AdHouse); Death in Oaxaca #2 and The Hic Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor Vol. 1 (Alternative Comics); Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’s Archie #1 (Archie Comics); The Fiction #1, Strange Fruit #1, and Broken World #1 (BOOM! Studios); Towerkind (Conundrum Press); the new edition of DeMatteis and Johnson’s Mercy (Dover Publications); Showa: A History of Japan, 1953-1989 (Drawn and Quarterly); DörflerLeafNot Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbooks for Something HardBlubber #1, and Demons and Angels: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson, Vol. 2 (Fantagraphic Books); Last Man, Vol. 2: The Royal Cup and Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv (First Second); Anomal (Gen Manga Entertainment); Re*Pro*Duct (Magnetic Press); Borb (Uncivilized Books); Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror (Viz Media); and The League of Regrettable Superheroes (Quirk Books). Derek and Andy also give a shout-out to all of their Patreon supporters out there, especially thanking for this week the several new $1/month backers. A big ol’ hearty THANK YOU everyone!

And if you’re in the South Carolina area on
Saturday, April 11, check out the

Sumter Comics Art Symposium

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Snarky Geeks Episode 89

Snarky Geeks Episode 89 – …Snarkyversity!

Hosts Franky DeJesus, And John Turiano

These two Snarks talk about Marvel possibly phasing out  Fantastic Four and X-Men, Netflix Daredevil gets an actor, Comic movies using big name actors, It’s Previews Time! as the Snarks go over there top ten from the Diamond catalog,   and much more… and the Sorry-List!     … you really have to listen to the whole Show!

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Snarky Geeks Episode 83

Snarky Geeks Episode 83 – We Shoop…! 

Hosts Franky DeJesus And John Turiano

These two Snarks go over the Diamond Previews, Talking about Dave Wachter and the Guns of Shadow Valley, Tom Beland and Chicacabra, Watchmen and the Original Writer, Robert Kirkman’s Outcast…Etc. Franky has a theory about CM Punk, and John talks about TNA new champ Eric Young … and Much more… plus the Sorry-List! … You really have to listen to the whole show!

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Longbox Review Episode 58: Previews (Dec. 2013)

I saw a bunch of stuff to chat about in the December, 2013 issue of Previews, so I did! Listen along as I point out those items that you might consider buying.

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 56: The October Previews Catalog

But Wait…There’s More!

This week on The Comics Alternative, Gene Kannenberg, Jr. joins Derek to talk about the many great finds in the October Previews. They begin by looking at some of the offerings coming up soon for PreviewsOct2013Halloween ComicFest 2013, then they get into the nitty gritty of this month’s catalog.  Among the many titles they highlight are 47 Ronin and Breath of Bones (Dark Horse), Dead Boy Detectives #1 and The Invisibles Deluxe Edition, Book One (DC/Vertigo), Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground and The Illegitimates #1 (IDW), The Saviors #1 and The Complete Multiple Warheads, Vol. 1 (Image), Where Bold Stars Go to Die (Slave Labor Graphics), The Wonderful World of Lisa Simpson #1 (Bongo Comics), The Midas Flesh #1 (BOOM! Studios), Susceptible and Trove Jansson’s Moomin books (Drawn and Quarterly), The Blighted Eye and Sucker Bait and Other Stories (Fantagraphics), The Fifth Essence Part Two: Planet Difool (Humanoids), The Best of Wonder Wart-Hog (Knockabout Comics), Diesel Sweeties: Bacon Is a Vegetable, Coffee Is a Vitamin (Oni Press), The First Kingdom Vol. 3: Vengeance (Titan Comics), and World War 3 Illustrated #45 (Top Shelf).  This episode is jam-packed with sweet, nougaty comics goodness, and Derek and Gene discuss more good titles than humans should be allowed to read.

Be sure to check out Gene’s ComicsResearch.org for the best in comics research!

This week’s incidental music is brought to you by
Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs by Elvis Costello and The Roots.

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 52: The September Previews Catalog

“We need more colons.”

SeptPreviewsIt’s that time again to flip through the pages of the Previews catalog, and this week Derek is joined by Bob Bretall of ComicSpectrum to discuss the offerings in the September Previews (Andy couldn’t make it for this episode). Among the many titles they highlight are Clown Fatale #1, S.H.O.O.T. First #2, EC Archives: The Vault of Horrors Vol. 3 (Dark Horse), The Planetary OmnibusCreature CommandosThe Sandman: Overture Special Edition #1, DMZ Deluxe Edition Book One, FBP: Federal Beureau of Physics #5 (DC/Vertigo), The Maxx: Maxximized #1, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #11, Triple Helix #2 (IDW), Black Science #1, Umbral #1, Alex + Ada #1, Strangeways #1, Five Ghosts #7 (Image), Princeless Encore Edition #1, Pirate Eye: Iron Bars, Wretched Tales (Action Lab), Lunita #1 (Amigo Comics), The Joyners in 3D (Arachaia), Afterlife with Archie #3 (Archie Comics), Soulfire #1 (Aspen Comics), Absolution: Rubicon #5 (Avatar Press), Shahrazad #1 (Big Dog Ink), Beautiful Darkness (Drawn and Quarterly), Maria M. Book OnePretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 (Fantagraphics), Tune: Still Life (First Second), Jewish in America Vol. 1-2 (NBM), and Renée (Top Shelf). There’s a lot of comics talk packed into this episode. Bob and Derek cover a lot of ground, and you’re sure to hear about something that will interest you…and something you may not have known about before. Check out the podcast! Check out the comics!

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