Longbox Review 138: May 2018 Previews

Podcast 138: May 2018 Previews

George Hanna of the still defunct George and Tony Entertainment Show joins me to go over the May 2018 Previews catalog, which includes the new DC Previews, for items shipping starting in July.

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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:

Comics Alternative, Episode 238: The May Previews Catalog

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Super Teams, Literature, and Headlights

It’s time for another look at the current Previews catalog, so this week Andy and Derek check out all of the interesting solicitations for May. First, though, they briefly discuss their plans (or lack thereof) for Free Comic Book Day this coming weekend, and then they share some listener mail. After that, they begin their deep dive into the May Previews..and it’s a good long dive this month. Among the many upcoming titles they highlight are:


Comics Alternative, Episode 186: The May Previews Catalog

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Big Heads


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.


Comics Alternative, Episode 134: The May Previews Catalog

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Comics, Chunky Style

PreviewsMay2015It’s the beginning of May, so that means it’s time for another Previews show. As they do every month, the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics carefully go through the latest Previews catalog highlighting many of the upcoming titles that catch their interests and are worth checking out. As Derek and Andy W. point out, this particular issue of the catalog is chock-full of intriguing solicitations, so much so that this turns out to be one of the longest Previews episodes the guys have ever discussed. As a result, this episode of the podcast goes chunky style! The fun begins with a brief recount of FCBD 2015, where the guys share some of their experiences last weekend. Derek grabbed a lot of great FCBD titles. Andy couldn’t get inside his crowded local shop, so instead he stocked up on great deals in the bins outside his shop. Then they get into the meat of the show, talking about the many solicit that grabbed their attention this month. Among the many publishers and titles they highlight are

And of course there are the usual tangents, unique observations, and all-around camaraderie that give The Comics Alternative that yummy flavor. There is a lot packed into this episode of the podcast, so stick around and enjoy every fun-filled nougaty bite!