Frequently Asked Questions
Jan 01, 2008
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?
PREVIEWSworld.com is updated daily with the latest news, PREVIEWS Prevues, interviews, and features from the world of comics and pop-culture.
We are the official source to know what's coming to your local comic shop every Wednesday on "New Comics Day!"
Our New Releases section is updated every Monday at 10am for items coming to comic shops on Wednesday.
Our Upcoming Releases section is updated every Wednesday at 10am for items coming to comic shops the following week.
New PREVIEWS catalog items are updated on PREVIEWSworld.com on the third Wednesday of each month, one week prior to the new catalog being on sale at comic shops.
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 item 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 for the location of the 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!