Locusmortis’ PREVIEWS Hits and Misses™ – Double Pump Edition!

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Every month I pre-order comics, trades and other related items from Previews magazine. Even though there is information online for just about everything, I still find the Previews catalog to be the simplest way to scan through the different items and to get some inspiration on what I want to buy.

There’s lots of stuff being offered by Diamond this month: Plenty of great stuff and plenty of crap too… So I will try to sort the wheat from the chaff and hopefully point out some good items that you might order or buy from your LCS or Online Retailer. Our taste may differ– so if you buy something and I hate it… Don’t blame me. I did my best to warn you!

Editor’s Note

Many apologies to Locusmortis!
As always, these columns were turned in on time. .. But we were unable to fulfill our end of the deal to get them published as promised. As 2014 starts, we hope to keep any future delays to a minimum. We know you’ll enjoy Locusmortis’ patented snark and truth anyway– we’ll just have to make certain it arrives in a timely fashion next time.

These products saw release during October/November/December– with a few still to come in January 2014.

The STATUS in the description of each product indicates the likelihood of whether I’m going to order it ranging from Firm Order as the most likely to a POS (Piece of Shit)– with everything else being somewhere in between. I’m sure you can figure it out!
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Manara Library Vol 6 HCManara Library Vol 6 HC
224 pages
$59.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: In this volume, Manara teams up with long-time Moebius collaborator Alejandro Jodorowsky to weave the tale of one of Europe’s most corrupt and depraved families.


Eerie Archives Vol 15 HCEerie Archives Vol 15 HC
294 pages
$49.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: Warren Publishing was editorially flaky around this time– but still packed with some of the best Spanish artists of the era along with Paul Neary, Howie Chaykin and Bernie Wrightson.


Shaolin Cowboy #1Shaolin Cowboy #1
32 pages
$3.99

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: Art by Geof Darrow. Do you need any more incentive?


The Occultist #1The Occultist #1
32 pages
$3.50

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: Writing by Tim Seeley, with art by Mike Norton. Seems like a perfect creative pairing for a horror adventure story.


The Black Beetle - NecrologueThe Black Beetle – Necrologue #1
32 pages
$3.99

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: Seriously, if you don’t know how good Francesco Francavilla is– then what fucking planet have you been on the last few years? Do yourself a favour– if you like comics then buy this… Then buy one for a friend too.


The Victories Vol 2 - TranshumanThe Victories Vol 2 – Transhuman
168 pages
$17.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes:Artist Michael Avon Oeming— without the lead weight around the ankles that is Brian Michael Bendis. Quality stuff.


Conan and the People of the Black Circle #1Conan and the People of the
Black Circle #1

32 pages
$3.50

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: The solicit says these two creators have worked on Conan before– but honestly, I can’t remember when that might have been and I’ve bought every Conan comic for the last 25 years or so. Still, it’s gotta be better than the regular Conan series.


Elfquest Special - The Final Quest One ShotElfquest Special – The Final Quest
One Shot

64 pages
$5.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: Elfquest is a series that has gone down as legendary in the history of Independent comics… But it was a bit before my time so I’ve never read any. Still, with its reputation– it’s got to be worth a shot.


Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven and the Red Death One-ShotEdgar Allan Poe’s The Raven and the Red Death One-Shot
32 pages
$3.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: Legendary Creepy/Eerie artist Richard Corben returns to write and draw adaptions of two Poe stories.

Nexus Omnibus Vol 4 TPNexus Omnibus Vol 4
$24.99
424 pages

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: Sometimes nostalgia can cloud the brain and lead one to false reminiscences. Thankfully Nexus isn’t one of those cases– it really is as good as I remembered it and it’s great to have it in a handy collected format.


Marvel Classic Character X-Men #6 - MagnetoMarvel Classic Character: X-Men #6 – Magneto
$49.95

Status: POS

Additional Notes: The solicit describes the style of these as being “funky and distressed”.

Well I’d certainly feel funky if I ordered one of these abominations… And I’d definitely feel distressed if I’d somehow shelled out my hard-earned cash too.


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Action Comics Vol 2 - BulletproofAction Comics Vol 2 – Bulletproof
$16.99
224 pages

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Some of the worst comics Grant Morrison has ever written… And it’s no surprise he seems to have lost heart during the ongoing trauma that is the DC’s New 52. The fact that this has 7 pencilers credited for 6 issues of content should tell you enough about the current state of DC.

Creature Commandos TPCreature Commandos TP
288 pages
$19.99

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: This just looks like fun comics, something the current DC Editorial regime seems to have forgotten about.

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #1Scooby-Doo Team-Up #1
32 pages
$2.99

Status: Hmmm

Additional Notes: Batman and Robin team up with the Scooby-Doo gang. Could well be the best bat-comic this month!
The Sandman - Overture Special Edition #1The Sandman – Overture
Special Edition #1

$5.99
42 pages

Status: POS

Additional Notes: An extra $2.00 for a bunch of backmatter? Fuck off, DC!
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Batman - Hush Batman & Catwoman Kiss StatueBatman – Hush: Batman & Catwoman Kiss Statue
$249.95

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Seems like there are a LOT of “Jim Lee inspired” statues being produced by DC Direct lately… Wonder how much royalty money he’s raking in off them?

Forever Evil - Director's Cut #1Forever Evil Director’s Cut #1
$5.99
64 pages

Status: POS

Additional Notes: A director’s cut is generally considered to be better than the original right? When the names Johns and Finch are attached, I highly doubt it.

Justice League 3000 #1Justice League 3000 #1
32 pages
$2.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: The solicit originally said “Art by Kevin Maguire”. Of course, we know since then Maguire’s been thrown under the DC bus and replaced with the horrendous art of Howard Porter— because everything DC produces now MUST be Grim n’ Gritty.

Action Comics Annual #2Action Comics Annual #2
48 pages
$4.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Normally my eyes glaze over when I see the word “Annual” in Previews– because these days they’re usually a waste of money and paper. In this case though, it said “Krypton Returns”. But wait, didn’t DC already do that story about 3 years ago? Is the New 52 so bereft of ideas they have to recycle stories that are only a few years old?
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DC Comics – The New 52 Villains Omnibus HCDC Comics – The New 52
Villains Omnibus HC

$150.00
1184 pages

Status: POSCertified POS Collection of the Month

Additional Notes: The rain forest is being destroyed at an ever increasing rate for shit like this? For fucks sake, what kind of moron would pay money for this shit?

Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe Omnibus HCJust Imagine Stan Lee Creating
The DC Universe Omnibus HC

728 pages
$75.00

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Or: “How the Marvel Universe would have turned out if Stan Lee didn’t have Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko to do the heavy lifting for him.”

Joe Kubert Presents TPJoe Kubert Presents TP
304 pages
$19.99

Status: Tempted  

Additional Notes: Legend Joe Kubert’s last comics work. I’ve heard mixed reports about it, but 300 pages for 20 bucks has to be worth a shot.

The Sandman - Overture #1The Sandman – Overture #1
36 pages
$4.99

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: I wonder just how much money DC flung at Neil Gaiman to entice him into doing this? I think I’ll hang on and wait for the innumerable different collected versions to come out.

Batman Arkham City - Catwoman StatueBatman Arkham City –
Catwoman Statue

$124.95

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Who ever is running the DC Direct Collectibles Department these days must have suffered from a stroke before approving this appalling looking statue.
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Judge Dredd Year One TPJudge Dredd Year One TP
104 pages
$17.99

Status: Hmmm

Additional Notes: This series was actually really great… But the price seems rather high for four issues worth of stories.

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Black Science #1Black Science #1
32 pages
$3.50

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: Matteo Scalera and Dean White’s art on this looks like Angus McKie’s art from old Heavy Metal magazines– which is a big plus. However Rick Remender’s writing has been a bit shonky recently, so I’ll wait for reviews before committing to this.

Drumhellar #2Drumhellar #2
32 pages
$3.50

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: It’s a Riley Rossmo book. ‘Nuff Said!

godland_cover5Godland Finale
72 pages
$6.99

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: The final issue in this fucking awesome series. If you haven’t been buying it– all the previous issues are available in 5 trades.
Pretty Deadly #1Pretty Deadly #1
32 pages
$3.50

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: Plus point- Emma Rios on art. Minus point – Kelly Sue DeConnick is writing. Or perhaps it’s just that DeConnick is another creator whose writing is only shit when it’s for Marvel Comics?

Rocket Girl #1Rocket Girl #1
32 pages
$3.50

Status: Trade-waiting

Additional Notes: The preview art by Amy Reeder is so good that I think I could forgive this comic if the story is shit… Which it probably won’t be.

Dia De Los Muertos TPDia De Los Muertos TP
128 pages
$16.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: Art by the rather prolific Riley Rossmo. Again, ‘Nuff Said.LM PREVIEWS BALLOON ABSTRACT STUDIOSLM PREVIEWS CERTIFIED COOL BANNERTerry Moore's Echo - The Complete Edition SCTerry Moore’s Echo –
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600 pages
$39.99

Status: Highly Recommended

Additional Notes: This is one of my favourite series from the last decade. A complete, incredibly satisfying story featuring two of Terry Moore’s trademark strong female lead characters.LM Previews Archie Comics Banner LFT
The Fox #1The Fox #1
32 pages
$2.99

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: The Fox looks an awful lot like The Batman or The Daredevil– but there’s nothing wrong with borrowing from archetypes as long as it’s done well. Plus its written by Mark Waid, probably the best superhero writer of the modern age of comics.LM PREVIEWS ASPEN COMICS LFT BANNER
All New Soulfire #1All New Soulfire #1
32 pages
$1.00

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Seriously why not just call this “Chicks in Bikinis” and be done with it. Oh and “written by JT Krul” is really going to pump the sales right up, isn’t it?
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Uber vol 1 Enhanced HardcoverUber Vol 1 Enhanced HC
336 pages
$34.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: I usually just completely ignore Avatar’s shitty offerings but I actually read Uber 0 and #1. Big mistake– this really is the worst sort of garbage you could look at. LM PREVIEWS BALLOON BONGO COMICS
Sergio Aragones FunniesSergio Aragonés Funnies
32 pages
$3.50

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: Why in the fuck have I not been buying this so far? Honestly, sometimes even for someone like me who sift’s through the dark corners of Previews magazine– you can miss a gem or two along the way.
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Valerian Vol 5 - Birds of the MasterValerian Vol 5 – Birds of the Master
48 pages
$11.95

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: The first of Cinebook’s reissues of the Valerian series that I don’t already have! Gimme, gimme, gimme!LM PREVIEWS FIRST SECOND LEFT BANNER


Battling Boy GNBattling Boy GN
208 pages
$16.99

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: Written and drawn by Paul Pope, these are just flat out fun comics without all the angst attached– like how Marvel comics used to be. Humanoids Previews Banner
Legend of the Scarlet Blades Deluxe HCLegend of the Scarlet Blades Deluxe HC
200 pages
$49.95

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: Saverio Tenuta is one of my favourite European artists. He’s had a lot of work reprinted in Heavy Metal magazine over the years and this looks like a nice book. But I think I’ll wait for the general edition rather than this numbered edition. I BOX Previews BannerStardrop Vol 2 - A Place to Hang my Spacesuit GNStardrop Vol 2 – A Place To Hang My Spacesuit GN
208 pages
$12.95

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: Creator Mark Oakley self-published some of the all-time best all-ages comics in the late 90s/early 00s– but then sort of dropped out of the industry for a while. Thankfully, he’s back in style. Kodansha Previews Banner


Vinland Saga Volume 1 HCVinland Saga Volume 1 HC
464 pages
$19.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: I’ve been waiting for this series for a while… I’ve read some chapters and this is a really nicely written and drawn adventure saga.LM PREVIEWS BALLOON MARVEL COMICSAmazing X-Men #1Amazing X-Men #1
32 pages
$3.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Marvel’s boomerang of resurrection strikes and delivers Nightcrawler back from whatever freezer they had him stored in.


X-Men Phalanx Covenant HCX-Men Phalanx Covenant HC
552 pages
$75

Status: POS – Certified Shit

Additional Notes: From the mid-90s– when hacks Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza were stinking up the X-comics. Marvel has the nerve to try charging $75 for this bucket of bollocks.
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Gold Pollen and Other Stories HCGold Pollen and Other Stories HC
176 pages
$27.50

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: The cover design for this book caught my eye… And when the solicit mentioned avant-garde manga, I got really interested. If money permits, I’m going to give this a shot.LM PREVIEWS REBELLION RT BANNERRogue Trooper - Tales of Nu-Earth Vol 2Rogue Trooper – Tales of Nu-Earth Vol 2
400 pages
$19.99

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: Straightforward future-war tales from the golden age of 2000AD– with stellar black and white art by Cam Kennedy, Colin Wilson and others.

Zombo - You Smell of Crime and I'm the Deodorant GNZombo – You Smell of Crime
and I’m the Deodorant GN

128 pages
$16.99

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: This is a series that proves that Al Ewing isn’t a hack– which is the impression you’d get from reading his Marvel work. This is funny stuff with extremely well-drawn art.Seven Seas Previews BannerSenran Kagura - Skirting Shadows Vol 1Senran Kagura – Skirting Shadows Vol 1
244 pages
$12.99

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: Honestly, the solicit had me at “buxom ninja girls”.LM PREVIEWS TITAN BOOKS LEFT BANNERAccident Man TPAccident Man TP
256 pages
$29.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: I first read this in the short-lived 2000AD rival Toxic about 20 years ago. I thought I’d never see it collected, and yet here it is. Written by Pat Mills with typical savage wit and drawn by the late great Martin Emond— this is Mills’ take on James Bond.

Charley's War Vol 10 - The EndCharley’s War Vol 10 – The End
120 pages
$19.95

Status: Highly Recommended

Additional Notes: The final volume in this landmark series– the highwater mark of British war comics. A fiercely honest anti-war saga, it’s one of my top 5 favourite comic series of all time.

Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics HCGarth Ennis Presents Battle Classics HC
256 pages
$29.95

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: Battle was the comic that Charley’s War and Johnny Red were originally presented in back in the 70s and 80s. This is an anthology of some of the shorter complete stories from the title. Absolutely top notch writing and art.LM PREVIEWS VIZ MEDIA RT BANNERSunny Vol 2 HCSunny Vol 2 HC
216 pages
$22.99

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: The first volume of Sunny by Matsumoto Taiyo was an off-beat slice-of-life manga. I expect this edition to continue in the same vein. Matsumoto’s art is a blend of Japanese and European influences– which gives it a distinctive look.

Uzumaki Deluxe Edition HardcoverUzumaki Deluxe Edition HC
648 pages
$27.99

Status: Highly Recommended

Additional Notes: If you like fucked-up, bizarre horror stories– then this complete collection is a must have.

Bakuman Complete Box SetBakuman Complete Box Set
20 Volumes – around 3500 pages
$159.99

Status: Highly Recommended

Additional Notes: So for anyone that hasn’t been following one of the best comics stories of the last decade, here’s a chance to get it all in one go. One thing that slightly pisses me off: The 20 volume box set costs less than getting all the individual volumes one by one– and the box set comes with an additional mini-comic and poster.

Tiger and Bunny - The Beginning Side A and BTiger and Bunny – The Beginning
Side A and B

160 pages each
$9.99

Status: Hmmmm

Additional Notes: This is an adaption of the animated film T & B the Beginning– so it isn’t in the same continuity as the regular manga series. Might wait before getting it.LM Previews Vertical Inc Balloon RightKnights of Sidonia Vol 5Knights of Sidonia Vol 5
186 pages
$12.95

Status: Highly Recommended

Additional Notes: This series gets better and better with every volume. The story is utterly absorbing and I can’t wait to read each volume quickly enough.LM PREVIEWS YEN PRESS LFT BANNERNo Matter How You Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! Vol 1No Matter How You Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! Vol 1
144 pages
$11.99

Status: Hmmm

Additional Notes: I only picked this out because it has the most ridiculously long title I’ve ever seen on a comic book. While I’m here though, can anyone tell me if Yen Press is still printing their books on really awful quality paper?LM PREVIEWS BOOKS & MAGAZINES BANNER FINALGuillermo Del Toro - Cabinet of Curiosities Limited EditionGuillermo Del Toro – Cabinet of Curiosities Limited Edition
256 pages – plus assorted nick-nacks
$750.00

Status: For Those with More Money than Sense

Additional Notes: I can’t believe anyone would be dumb enough to buy one of these but I guess there must be plenty of stupid people with lots of money out there.

Star Wars - The Death Star Owner's Technical ManualStar Wars – The Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual
128 pages
$30.00

Status: Firm Order

Additional Notes: So who the fuck WOULDN’T want to own a Death Star? Sure you’ve got a minor exhaust port issue, but on the other hand you’ve also got a big fuck off laser that can destroy planets!!!

William Shakespeare's Star Wars HCWilliam Shakespeare’s Star Wars HC
176 pages
$14.95

Status: POS

Additional Notes: I’ve mentioned this before: I fucking hate these kinds of novelty books. They bring this sort of shit out every Christmas with the aim on conning the significant other of a Star Wars/Star Trek/Game of Thrones/Whatever fan into thinking said fan will get a kick out of it. NO, THEY WILL NOT! It’ll go to the most neglected bookshelf and eventually find its way to a charity shop.

The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics - Inside the Art of Virtual StorytellingThe DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics – Inside the Art of Virtual Storytelling
192 pages
$24.99

Status: “Recommended”

Additional Notes: I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to create great comics. Read this thoroughly and do the exact opposite of whatever it says– and then you might avoid creating anything as awful as the majority of DC’s New 52 comic books.

A Very Klingon ChristmasA Very Klingon Christmas
32 pages
$16.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Yet another one of those loathsome “humorous” novelty TV tie-in books that are about as funny as being poisoned with Polonium 210.

The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister HCThe Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister HC
112 pages
$18.00

Status: POS

Additional Notes: See “A Very Klingon Christmas”LM PREVIEWS APPAREL BANNER FINAL

Batman “Hero Wide Point” Knit HatBatman “Hero Wide Point” Knit Hat
$17.99

Status: Hmmm

Additional Notes: From the color scheme of this hat, it would appear that Batman is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.LM PREVIEWS TOYS STATUES MODELS BANNER FINAL

The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon 17" Talking FigureThe Big Bang Theory –
Sheldon 17″ Talking Figure

$44.95

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Given that Sheldon’s only catchphrase is knock, knock, knock “Penny!”, knock, knock, knock “Penny!” I can see the “charm” of this wearing off VERY quickly.

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire Action Figures
$18.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: No sooner is fucking Twilight gone, but we’re subjected to the adventures of Katpiss and her friends.

Gremlins - Spider Gremlin Deluxe Boxed Action FigureGremlins – Spider Gremlin Deluxe Boxed Action Figure
$49.99

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: I have zero memory of this appearing in either film– but nevertheless, this would make for a magnificently ugly addition to any mantelpiece.

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Fine Art Bronze Statue

$3400.00

Status: Certified Beyond Shit (and in Another Dimension of Excrement)

Additional Notes: Jesus wept! Look at the price– and it isn’t even remotely good looking.

Stryfe StatueStryfe Statue
$250.00

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Does the world really need a statue of Rob Liefeld’s lamest design? But hey, the statue designer at least gave Stryfe feet– which Liefeld never bothered to draw!

Star Trek Captain Kirk Granix Slate ArtworkStar Trek Captain Kirk Granix
Slate Artwork

$34.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: 35 bucks for a picture of William Shatner in a girdle? I don’t fucking think so…

Robotech PlushesRobotech Plushes
$25.00

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: Plushes are normally beyond shite, but these are Robotech –so that gives them a free pass. These could make for great cushions for a den or study… Just sayin’.

4D Cityscape Game of Thrones Westeros Puzzle4D Cityscape Game of Thrones Westeros Puzzle
$49.99

Status: WANT WANT WANT

Additional Notes: Yeah this is probably the best piece of merch I saw in Previews in 2013. “A bargain at 50 bucks!”, says me.

Prometheus Series 3 Action FiguresPrometheus Series 3 Action Figures
$21.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: What in the name of Hell’s Teeth are these ugly pieces of shite?

Grumpy Cat 11” PlushGrumpy Cat 11” Plush
$21.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Old internet meme is old.

It Conquered The World  Beulah StatueIt Conquered The World  Beulah Statue
$124.99

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: This thing is magnificently, spectacularly ugly. I’m tempted to get one just to freak people out.

The Walking Dead Governor Mini-BustThe Walking Dead Governor Mini-Bust
$80.00

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Ian is buying 10 of these as you read this…
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Artfx+ Statue

$44.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Is that a metal crotch protector that she’s wearing?

Godzilla vs Biollante - Biollante S.H. Monsterarts Action FigureGodzilla vs Biollante – Biollante S.H. Monsterarts Action Figure
$229.99

Status: Certified Cool

Additional Notes: Hey! Remember how I said that Gremlins statue was magnificently ugly? Well this is fuckin’ spectacularly ugly! Bravo, Tamashii Nations!


DC Comics Black Adam New 52 StatueDC Comics Black Adam New 52 Statue
$49.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: ARGGGHH! MUST CLENCH TEETH HARDER!!!

Doctor Who - Not Another Dalek 5 CaseDoctor Who – Not Another Dalek 5 Case
$17.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: I suppose if you want to hide the fact that you have a fucking iPhone, this might be OK.

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$149.99

Status: If I won the lottery

Additional Notes: These metal figures are fucking sweet.LM PREVIEWS COLLECTIBLES & NOVELTIES BANNER FINAL

The Women of Marvel Series 2 Trading CardsThe Women of Marvel Series 2 Trading Cards
$4.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: From the promo art, it would seem the only qualification needed to be a “Woman of Marvel” is to have ginormous boobs.

Psych Season 1-4 Trading CardsPsych Seasons 1 – 4 Trading Cards
$3.50 each

Status: POS

Additional Notes: People want Psych trading cards? REALLY???

Duck Dynasty Wacky WobblersDuck Dynasty Wacky Wobblers
$14.99 each

Status: POS

Additional Notes: I have no idea who these people are, but they look like inbred hillbilly cunts. So– am I right?


Palligator Sleeping BagPalligator Sleeping Bag
$200.00

Status: Errr….

Additional Notes: Perfect for those with bad taste. And the guys at A Comic Book Look.

DC Heroes 12 oz Coffee MugsDC Heroes 12 oz Coffee Mugs
$13.99

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: These are just about kitschy enough not to be shit.

Doctor Who - River Song Deluxe Replice JournalDoctor Who – River Song Deluxe Replica Journal
$79.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: This was going to get a tempted rating, until I saw the fucking price! For that I could get about FIVE moleskin journals.

Motorhead - Lemmy Kilminster Icon Series 2 ActionMotorhead – Lemmy Kilmister Icon Series 2 Action Figure
$29.99

Status: POS

Additional Notes: Comes with authentic warts.LM PREVIEWS DIGITAL MEDIA BANNER FINALSuper Friends Season 6 - The Legacy of Super PowersSuper Friends Season 6 – The Legacy of Super Powers
$14.97

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: Hey look! It’s DC’s heroes from before they became arseholes with turned-up collars!

Gatchaman - The Complete CollectionGatchaman – The Complete Collection
$129.98 DVD / $142.98 Blu ray

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: The first anime I ever saw was Battle of the Planets– the crippled American translation of Gatchaman. This set is the real deal, with the original hard-hitting plots– and without 7-Zark-fucking-7.

The Guild - Complete MegasetThe Guild – Complete Megaset
$69.95

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: It’s got Felicia Day in it for fuck’s sake! What more do you want???


Inspector Gadget Season One & TwoInspector Gadget Season One & Two
$100 (approximate)

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: Loved this cartoon (and its annoying theme song) when I was a kid. Perhaps some things are better left in the past though.

AKB0048 Season 1AKB0048 Season 1
$59.98 – 69.98

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: Another part of AKB’s programme of mass indoctrination of  Japan– this time of the young. For a kids cartoon, it’s pretty decent… Plus it has some of the group members as voice actors.

Golgo 13 The Complete CollectionGolgo 13 The Complete Collection
$99.98 – $129.98

Status: Cheaper at online retailers

Additional Notes: This is a fucking classic anime– absolutely top-notch stuff.

Mobile Police Patlabor TV Collection TwoMobile Police Patlabor TV Collection Two
$59.98 – $69.98

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: Loved the OVA back in the day, but the TV series never came out here before.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock - The Complete TV SeriesSpace Pirate Captain Harlock –
The Complete TV Series

$69.95

Status: Highly Recommended

Additional Notes: Anything by Matsumoto Leiji is fucking excellent– especially Harlock.

The Odd Angry ShotThe Odd Angry Shot
$19.95 – $24.95

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: Little known fact, Australian troops fought alongside Americans in Vietnam War. (There’s an excellent documentary about the Battle of Long Tan here.) But why there’s a film about the Australian experience of the war in Previews is beyond me.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - The MovieMystery Science Theater 3000 –
The Movie

$29.93

Status: Recommended

Additional Notes: Most of you will probably have seen this already but for those who haven’t– this is funny as fuck.LM PREVIEWS PREVIEWS UK BANNER FINALPornodelic PleasuresPornodelic Pleasures
184 pages
£19.95

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: An illustrated biography of  Jess Franco, the maker of some of the best/worst 70s exploitation films like Vampyros Lesbos and Venus in Furs.


Star Wars Lava Lamps & Mood LightsStar Wars Lava Lamps & Mood Lights
£15 – £40

Status: Tempted

Additional Notes: These actually look sinister enough to be kind of cool.

So that’s two month’s of belated Previews comic shop offerings. Expect new, up to date columns soon! Apologies again to Locusmortis– and all the Previews Hits and Misses™ fans.

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2 Responses to Locusmortis’ PREVIEWS Hits and Misses™ – Double Pump Edition!

  1. Tiger Topher says:

    The Spider Gremlin appeared in Gremlins 2.

  2. I am currently reading Uzumaki,..The story starts great but then gets a bit boring but maybe this is fixed in the end 🙂

    On your rec..I just ordered Battling Boy and Garth Ennis Battle Classics..
    I am not sure about Vinland Saga because it would mean I have to invest in 5 more volumes…
    I will wait for your opinion on Volume 2 before jumping on board..

    Shaolin Cowboy? Oh boy you are in for a treat. There is not much I can say without spoiling it..but this series does something soo incredible ridiculous that you 1) applaude its uniqueness and boldness or 2) think its a cheapest move ever…

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