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Gun Honey And Space Ghost On The Cover Of Next Week's Diamond Previews
The May 2024 edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue is in stores from Wednesday, the 31st of December and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning May 2024 Those who are still with Diamond, that is And a few who, weirdly aren't but[...]
Diamond Calls Round Comic Shops To See If They're Switching To Penguin
In recent years, the former effective monopoly of the direct market from Diamond Comic Distributors was shattered by DC Comics, Lunar Distributors, Marvel Comics, Penguin Random House and everyone following suit, Lunar is known for incredibly secure shipping solutions, PRH for free shipping with Diamond caught in between.  They are still in between but are[...]
Diamond Cancels Comics Retailer Summit 2024 As ComicsPRO Steps Up
Previously, Diamond Comic Distributors announced that it was postponing its 2024 Diamond Retailer Summit, planned to coincide with Megacon in Florida next month, as part of a two-year deal with Fan Expo, to avoid a conflict with the ComicsPro Annual Meeting, which is also planned for February. ComicsPRO Now Diamond has decided to entirely cancel the previously[...]
Shi & Hercules On Front Of Next Week's Previews Catalogue
The February 2024 edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue is in stores from Wednesday, the 31st of December and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning April 2024 Those who are still with Diamond, that is And a few who, weirdly aren't but[...]
Bleeding Cool's Comic Book and Graphic Novel JobWatch
and has now been promoted to executive editor at Random House Graphic. Henry Varona posted, "Life update! I am happy to announce that I have joined the sales team at Diamond Comics Distributors I can't imagine my life without comic book stores, so getting to work directly with retailers is a dream come true Thank you[...]
One Piece & ThunderCats On The Cover of Next Week's Previews Catalog
The January 2024 edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue is in stores from Wednesday, the 27th of December and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning March 2024 Those who are still with Diamond, that is And a few who, weirdly aren't but[...]
Auto Draft
Diamond Comic Distributors lost a number of its exclusive "Premier" published in recent years, with DC and Image going to Lunar, and Marvel, IDW and Dark Horse going to Penguin Random House When that began to happen, and as the likes of Scout, Oni Press and AWA were distributed by both Diamond and Lunar, Diamond[...]
ThunderCats & Archangel On Next Week's Diamond Previews Cover
Diamond Previews catalogue is out next week, with Dynamite Entertainment's Thundercats #1 from Declan Shalvey and Drew Moss on the front cover by David Nakayama and the Diamond Select Toys' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello PVC Diorama on the back With Jim Lee's cover of 1991's X-Men #1 comes to life with four PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! Comic Cover figures from[...]
Nat Gertler Brings About Comics Back to Diamond Comic Distributors
But it is generally sold direct to the customer, or direct to interested bookstores. But now, About Comics is returning to the Direct Market distribution system courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors, for the first time in over a decade Turns out that when a distributor loses a chunk of Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse and IDW,[...]
On The Covers Of Next Week's Diamond Previews
Diamond Previews catalogue is out next week, with Dynamite Entertainment's Lilo & Stitch #1 from Greg Pak and Giulia Giacomino on the front cover and the Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select: Archangel Action Figure on the back. With Hiya Toys' Exclusive Exquisite Miniature Series figures of Nero, Spock, and Spock Prime from the 2009 Star Trek[...]
Diamond Calls Round Comic Shops To See If They're Switching To Penguin
And Diamond Comic Distributors is fast out of the gates with a new direct debit option for comic book stores from a company called AutoPay They promised this last year and earlier this year stated that testing had been successful and that this will now be available to American customers Diamond UK has, of course,[...]
Michael Dialynas's Zawa & Michonne On Next Diamond Previews Covers
Next week's Diamond Previews has Michael Dialynas' Zawa + The Belly of the Beast #1 on its front cover, a fable of a mountain spirit who feasts on industrial pollution and the world she discovers when she finds nourishment in nature With Diamond Select Toys' The Walking Dead Gallery: Michonne PVC Diorama on the back[...]
Oni's Dwellings #1 On Sale Through Lunar But Delayed by Diamond
A few weeks ago during Diamond's Retailer Summit at San Diego Comic Con, Oni Press Publisher & President Hunter Gorinson informed attending comic shop owners that due to a dramatic 127% increase in FOC orders that overwhelmed print capacity, copies of two covers of the first issue for Jay Stephens' Harvey Comics-inspired, mature readers horror series Dwellings would be facing 10% allocations. In[...]
Image Comics Pull Bookstore Sales From Diamond To Simon & Schuster
Previously exclusive to Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics will join Viz Media, Boom Studios, and many other graphic novel publishers on the Simon & Schuster distribution client list Image Comics will continue its relationship with Diamond Book Distributors to serve the UK and International Book Market. Direct Market distribution from Image Comics to comic book stores[...]
Swag
At the Diamond Retailer Lunch yesterday, Diamond Comic Distributors announced the following changes to their current model The one that has seen Marvel, DC, Image, IDW and Dark Horse seek other distribution arrangements with Lunar and Penguin Random House With UPS strikes about to hit, Diamond was keen to a) emphasise that they had negotiated[...]
Gone & Vampirella on Previews Covers
Next week's rapidly shrinking edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue arrives in comic shops and digitally on July 26th and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning October 2023. On the front cover, writer-artist Jock takes readers into the future as a teenager tries[...]
Oni Press Forced To Allocate Copies Of Dwellings #1 As Orders Boom
Coming out of the Diamond Comics Retailer Lunch, Hunter Gorinson President & Publisher of Oni Press has had to tell comic book retailers that they may not be getting all the copies of Dwellings #1 launching soon And it's all because they ordered too many They have put a second printing and now a third[...]
Greg Capullo And Rob Liefeld At Marvel Comics In 2024
Coming out of the Diamond Comics Retailer Lunch, which Marvel Comics is still invited to, we get the news of two classic nineties-associated creators whose careers have often shadowed the other Firstly, that Rob Liefeld has two projects coming from Marvel Comics and one of them includes the return of his character Major X, called[...]
Secret Wars: Battleworld From Marvel Comics For 40th Anniversary
Coming out of the Diamond Comics Retailer Lunch, which Marvel Comics is still invited to, we get the news that Marvel has Secret Wars 40th anniversary events coming up, to celebrate forty years of the series created by Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and Mike Zeck that basically began the event-obsessed comic book industry we live in[...]
Marvel To Launch Daredevil: Black Armor by Dan Chichester
Coming out of the Diamond Comics Retailer Lunch, which Marvel Comics is still invited to, even though there's no sign if DC Comics, IDW, Image or Dark Horse, comes news of a new retro-comic book series from Marvel in November Daredevil: Black Armor by Dan Chichester – or D.G Chichester as he is now, and[...]
Diamond Prepares Comic Book Stores For UPS Strike
Teamsters already voted to strike in August if an agreement was not reached, covering 340,000 full and part-time employees for UPS. Diamond Comic Distributors have issued the following statement to comic book retailers: "Diamond understands that recent news about a potential UPS strike and its impact on product deliveries has raised concerns We want to assure[...]
Cover image for HARRIET TUBMAN DEMON SLAYER #1 CVR C WHITE (MR)
Now Sumerian is missing from September's Lunar Distribution catalogues, and appears twice in Diamond's Previews, as Sumerian but also Massive-Sumerian I understand that Sumrian Comcis will now be undistributed by Massive Publishing, who have an exclusive deal with Diamond that will put us under their section in the Previews catalogue and they'll handle printing and[...]
Darkwing Duck Dominates Next Week's Diamond Previews Covers
Next week's Diamond Previews catalogue, with Image Comics, now having jumped to Lunar Distribution, is looking a little thinner But on its front and back covers, Darkwing Duck has returned for a new Negaduck series from Dynamite and a Diamond Select action figures listing for a Darkwing Duck and Negaduck Deluxe Action Figure Set, all[...]
Prepare For Major Comics Delays as UPS Vote to Authorise Strikes
Oh, and Diamond Comic Distributors, Lunar Distribution and Penguin Random House, the three big distributors of comic books in the USA, while Diamond UK has a monopoly for American comic books in Europe.  But a strike would also directly affect publishers as well as online stores/auctions A lot of the dealers who appear to be[...]
Image Comics Removes Oral History Of The Warren Ellis Forum
One of the big bones of contention over Image Comics' decision to switch its exclusive direct market publisher Diamond Comic Distributors to Lunar Distribution was how this would affect British comic book stores They'd been through similar with DC Comics, DC had backtracked and allowed Diamond UK to order directly from DC Comics However, Image[...]
AFTERSHOCK COMICS JUN23 Solicitations
They had a title for Free Comic Book Day and have a retailer giveaway for the upcoming Diamond Summit in Dallas, Texas But that, it seems is the last item on the public schedule for AfterShock Comics Chicken Devils #1 Metal Cover  and a Maniac of New York Vol 3 Metal Cover… I hope they[...]
Foil Variants
I sincerely hope all of my peers catch this in time (despite there being NOTHING about it in the initial solicits), and refuse to support this kind of f-cked up, predatory pricing." Well, Diamond have told retailers that Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition Foil Variant and Moon Knight: City Of The Dead #1 Pepe Larraz Foil[...]
Swag From The Upcoming Dallas Diamond Comics Summit
More Diamond news coming in a wave The Diamond Comic Distributors Retailer Summit, being held in Dallas, Texas, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, runs from the 7th to the 9th of June Registration for the event has been extended to the 26th of May, and Diamond is doing a last-minute push for[...]
Diamond Comic Distributors Is Suddenly Very Busy With News
Diamond Comic Distributors, who have in recent years lost DC Comics, and much of Marvel, IDW and Dark Horse, are suddenly terribly busy with news of deals with other comic book publishers. Ablaze has announced that it has renewed its worldwide distribution agreement with Diamond Comic and Diamond Book Distributors with a multi-year deal, to exclusively[...]
No More Free San Diego Comic-Con For Comic Stores, Must Pay $330
It was one of the (few) perks of being a comic book store owner or employee, that you could qualify for free entry to San Diego Comic-Con, courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors, and part of the show's charitable status commitment to the comic book industry. Instead Comic-Con International: San Diego is offering Diamond Comic Distributors a[...]