Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is PREVIEWSworld.com?
PREVIEWSworld.com is a service of Diamond Comic Distributors, the same people who publish the monthly PREVIEWS catalog that is used by over 90,000 consumers and retailers to order their comics and related merchandise. The information that goes into the monthly print PREVIEWS catalog is available to you on PREVIEWSworld.com.

2. How often is PREVIEWSworld.com updated?
Just like PREVIEWS, PREVIEWSworld.com is "published" every month, with the advantage that we go "live" a week before you can find the print catalog in stores! Look for updates on Wednesdays, on the third week of each month.

3. How do I order the products I see on PREVIEWSworld.com?
Because our publisher, Diamond Comic Distributors, is a wholesaler, we sell ONLY to retailers—in other words, the comic book store where you buy your comics. If you want to order the items you see on PREVIEWSworld.com, there are a couple of ways to go about it. The first thing to do is to note the order codes provided on PREVIEWSworld.com. The code will allow you to order the item(s) you see pictured on the site. Then...
  • Download the PDF file of the PREVIEWS Consumer Order Form, print it, fill it out, and take it to your local retailer.
  • Download the Short Order Form PDF file, print it, fill it out, and take it to your local retailer.
  • Go to your local comic book specialty store and request a copy of the Consumer Order Form when you buy the printed PREVIEWS catalog.
If you do not know of a comic book specialty store near you, you can use the Comic Shop Locator Service, or call toll-free 1-888-COMIC-BOOK for the location of three stores in your area.

4. Why are there only selected items from PREVIEWS on PREVIEWSworld.com?
Every month, the printed PREVIEWS catalog lists close to 3,500 individual items, many with lengthy write-ups and full-color graphics. To put all 3,500 items on the Web would be a monumental undertaking and would lead to excessive download times.

Instead, we show the top items—GEMs of the Month from our Premier Publishers, and Featured Items from the rest of the catalog—so that you can get an advance look at the latest and greatest hot items. With our extensive editorial coverage—including a complete listing of the Splash Page, Certified Cool, selected publisher editorial, and other features—you get a broad and inclusive overview of the entire catalog.

And don't forget—with the PREVIEWS Order Form available in PDF format and as a plain text file, you have a convenient listing of every single item in the catalog, organized just as it appears in PREVIEWS!

5. What else is available online?
In addition to the monthly PREVIEWSworld.com, Diamond also offers Diamond Online, through which PREVIEWSworld.com is accessible. Diamond Online offers weekly news updates (posted every Friday and archived for three weeks) as well as weekly shipping lists (posted every Monday for the upcoming week and the week following).
Cancellation Codes: What They Mean

Reasons for cancellations are varied and correspond to the following numbers, which are listed next to each product in Cancellation text documents.


1- Lateness
2- Will Resolicit
3- Cancelled by PREVIEWS
4- Cancelled by Publisher
5- Out of Stock

6- Sold Out
7- Publisher increments too high
8- Resolicited in a prior Previews
9- Series/Product line cancelled
10- Supplier Out of Business

To see our archived Cancellation lists, click here.

Cautions Codes: What They Mean
Caution Codes in PREVIEWS are disclaimers that inform readers of the potential for products to fluctuate from the solicitation copy. Cautions listed at the end of catalog descriptions indicate an item that may ship late or otherwise diverge from its PREVIEWS description. These codes are separated into three categories:

International Rights (I-Rights) — the item is restricted into what countries it can be sold.0 = No International Rights restriction;
1 = International Rights are restricted.

Content Changes — the content may change after solicitation.
0 = No Content disclaimer;
1 = Content disclaimer enforced.

Ship Date Changes — the final shipping date may differ or change from the scheduled ship date.
0 = Product will ship according to schedule;
1 = Product may ship an additional 60 days beyond scheduled ship date;
2 = Additional 90 days beyond scheduled ship date;
3 = Additional 120 days beyond scheduled ship date;
4 = Product may ship at any time beyond scheduled ship date.