Previews Spotlight #174 (May->Jul) Deadline: Sat 9AM, CT May 14

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Previews Spotlight #174 (May->Jul) Deadline: Sat 9AM, CT May 14

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The deadline for sending in submissions to the Previews Spotlight is the 9AM CST on Saturday, May14th.

The email address to send the clips to is

Dropbox link:

The Previews Spotlight episodes cover the items in the order they are in the catalogs so listeners can follow along in catalogs if they want to.

As of December 2021, the episode will start with the DC Connect catalog, move to the Marvel Previews catalog and then go through the Diamond Previews catalog. With that change comes some changes to the file naming convention.

The file naming convention is:

C: The first part of the file name is a single capital letter indicating which catalog the item is from. D if the item is in DC Connect, M if the item is in Marvel Previews and P if the item is in Diamond Previews. Note that the letter for the catalog needs to be uppercase. Use an X for the catalog letter if the item is not in a catalog such as for crowd funded campaigns or digital only items.

A dash (-) is needed between the catalog letter and the page number.

####: the four digit page number with leading zeroes for where the item is in the catalog. For example, an item on the first page would have 001, an item on the seventeenth page would have 017 and an item on page three hundred would have 300. If the item is not from a catalog, use three zeroes for the page number. If you don't know the page number, that is fine. Just use "000" instead and I'll look it up.

A dash (-) is needed after the page number.

#: If there are multiple items on the page, such as often happens in the DC Connect catalog, include the which item on the page the clip is for. (Think of is as which "panel" item item is on.) If there is only one item on the page, this isn't needed and a 1 will be used. If the item number is included, there needs to be a dash after it.

A dash (-) is needed before the ItemNameAndIssueNumber.

ItemNameAndIssueNumber: This is the name of the item. I need is enough to determine which item it is. The more complete this is, the better. Capitalize the first letter of each word and don't include spaces or punctuation. For example, "AmazingEventTitle1". This part of the filename isn't parsed but it does need to be informative enough I can tell what the pick is for. Please include more than just the title as often multiple items for a series are offered in a given round of solicitations.

A dash (-) is needed between the ItemNameAndIssueNumber and YourName.

YourName: All I need here is enough to properly credit you in the show notes.

An item in DC Connect: D-0003-TitleInDcConnect3-YourNameGoesHere.MP3
An item from Marvel Previews: M-0004-MarvelTitle1-YourNameGoesHere.MP3
An item from Diamond Previews: P-0030-ItemFromDiamondPreviews13-YourNameGoesHere.MP3

Following the file naming convention can save me a surprising amount of time putting the episode together. I've got some automation around the episode assembly process which uses the dashes to parse the filenames. Please do not include spaces in the filename. Not all of the tools I use to prepare the clips for the episode handle spaces or other odd things in filenames gracefully. The filename for the clips are used sort the tracks in Audacity to put everything into the proper order. Audacity sorts all of lowercase letters before any of the uppercase letters. Obviously, I can fix the filenames if needed but it slows down the process of assembling the episode.

If you pick is something not in Previews, please provide a URL or whatever information might be needed to get the item so I can include that in the show notes if needed.

If you have a link you'd like me to include in the show notes, include both your name and the link it in the email to me and I'll add it to the system I use for doing the show notes.

The Previews Spotlight is released in mono, not stereo. If you record in stereo, I'll convert it to a mono record by dropping one of the tracks.

The Comic Book Page podcast is an all-ages podcast and is profanity free. I will have to edit out any profanity in the clips, including any unfortunately named comic book titles. If that section of the clip can't be easily removed I will have to replace the profanity with the DTMF tones for "profanity". In addition to this being my personal stand on profanity, it is also an iTunes policy: If your audio includes explicit language, we require you to set the explicit tag- regardless of why it is spoken (title of comic, name of street, etc.) This includes any profanity in the title or solicitation text.

Please post which comics you will be sending in submissions for here on this thread with the full title including the issue number of comics and the volume number of collected editions. That way we can reduce the number of duplicate submissions and maximize the number of different items that are covered. If someone has already posted that they will be covering something you are passionate about discussing, we are okay with more than one submission for the item but want that to be the exceptional case.

Remember: Anyone can send in a short audio clip talking about any book in the upcoming Previews (or slated for release around that same time). This includes creators, publishers and other people directly involved in the project. This is your chance to promote items, including ones you have worked on.

Useful Links
Diamond Comics (Previews):
Lunar (DC Connect/Next Phase):
Penguin/Random House (Marvel Previews): ... -catalogs/

Alternate Worlds (PDF version of pre-order catalogs):
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Re: Previews Spotlight #174 (May->Jul) Deadline: Sat 9AM, CT May 14

Post by jrphoenix »

Batman 125
Superman Space Age
Avengers 1,000,000 BC
King Conan Chronicles Epic Collection
Starhenge The Dragon & The Boar
Prodigy Icarus Society
Mind MGMT Bootleg
The Orville Library Edition
Vampirella Year One
Promethee 13 13
Deluxe Gimenez
Barbaric Axe To Grind
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Re: Previews Spotlight #174 (May->Jul) Deadline: Sat 9AM, CT May 14

Post by SupermanFan »

Image Comics:
DC Comics:
SUPERMAN: SPACE AGE #1 of 3 (Since JrPhoenix picked this issue first, I'll let him read the full solicit.)
of 6
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Re: Previews Spotlight #174 (May->Jul) Deadline: Sat 9AM, CT May 14

Post by JasonZ »

DC Comics
House Of Mystery Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 3
Who's Who Omnibus Vol. 2

Marvel Comics
Moon Knight # 13
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Re: Previews Spotlight #174 (May->Jul) Deadline: Sat 9AM, CT May 14

Post by NicksPicks »

- Star Henge Book One #1 (I'm just going to gush about that Liam Sharp preview art)
- Above Snakes #1
- The Hollows One Shot
- Madman Library Edition Vol 3
- Savage Tales #1 One Shot
- Pulp Power
I read comic books for fun.
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Re: Previews Spotlight #174 (May->Jul) Deadline: Sat 9AM, CT May 14

Post by doctormo »

Below are my submissions for the episode.

Flashpoint Beyond #3
Young Justice: Targets #1

Avengers/X-Men/Eternals (AXE) Judgement Day #1 & #2
Captain Carter #5
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