Name: Louis Kwok
Loved the Nextwave choice. Listening to this totally makes me want to reread it soon.
Oh and regarding Boom-Boom, she showed up in X-Force (Kyle & Yost run) as a side character during the Leper Queen arc. She actually played a major role in that arc, but I won't spoil how exactly.
Josh, that sounds like the theater scene in Inglorious Basterds. Maybe an upstart podcast was getting ready to take out all the competition! :)
RE the mic: Yeah, I was wondering why you sounded so clear compared to the others. I just presumed it was b/c you all were recording it.
I look forward to hearing the audio from this panel every year. Thanks for taking the time to put on and record another! Wish the panel could have gone on for a longer time, sounded like they were trying to shuffle everyone out.
I totally love flipping through Previews. I order through DCBS, so it's a needed tool to see what I would want to pre-order (and is only $1). For me, it's about seeing what's going on in all those other comics I don't read. And w/o Previews, I wouldn't know about a lot of the Image/IDW/Dark Horse comics or trades that I've ordered b/c it sounded interesting. The insight into how this cyclical process hurts certain titles was interesting to learn, but I'm personally not that outraged by it and will happily continue using Previews and pre-ordering.
Spoiler-wise, I generally don't mind being spoiled by Previews, usually most of the real spoilery stuff is omitted anyways. My favorite non-spoiler solicits are for Godland (Image), which just goes all out with hyperbole hype talk and are fun to read.