If you’re a comics fan and aren’t getting the monthly Previews catalog, you’re missing out on a whole world of great stuff. Previews is a print and/or digital publication that highlights all the new or reissued titles from comics publishers big and small. The books inside Previews are generally set to arrive in stores two months from the cover date, so in this case, the books appearing in the May catalog will come out in July.
This can be enormously helpful in planning your trips to your local comic shop or in preordering books online, but the catalog can also be a bit daunting, since each issue is about 600 pages long. To help you sort through all those pages, The Comics Alternative devotes a podcast episode each month to the Previews catalog, highlighting what we consider the best stuff in each issue. I was very pleased to be a part of the discussion of the May catalog and hope you’ll consider listening to the books Derek and I are looking forward to. This is a long episode, so you probably don’t want to listen to it all in one sitting! Although we don’t normally discuss them, the Previews catalog also features apparel, collectibles, toys, statues, models, games, movies, and more, but the majority of the issue is always devoted to comics and graphic novels. You can find out more about the Previews catalog here.