JULY 2018 Sales Kit



The July 2018 Sales Kit from Diamond Book Distributors is now available. This issue features graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise scheduled to ship in July 2018 and beyond.

Titles featured in this issue include Little Tails Under the Sea from Lion ForgeCALEXIT from Black Mask Studios, Shipwreck from Aftershock Comics, Scales & Scoundrels Volume 2 from Image Comics and more!

To see previous Sales Kits and current catalogs, check out the DBD Sales Catalogs and Kits page.

Diamond's Top Diamond's Top "Best of 2017" Lists
For easy access during the busy holiday season, Diamond presents a consolidated list of the top ten "Best of 2017" lists. Get a glimpse of the best-selling graphic novels of the year all in one place! >>
Advocate Names the Best LGBT Graphic Novels of 2017 Advocate Names the Best LGBT Graphic Novels of 2017
Advocate has released their list of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2017 including Taproot from Lion Forge and Bitch Planet Volume 2 from Image Comics. See the full list here! >>
Artemis Fowl Meets The Lavender Hill Mob in ELEANOR & THE EGRET from AfterShock Comics Artemis Fowl Meets The Lavender Hill Mob in ELEANOR & THE EGRET from AfterShock Comics
The most daring art thief in Paris has struck again, and the police have assigned their best detective to the case. His only clue? A single white feather left at the scene. Read our interview with writer John Layman discussing his work on Eleanor & the Egret - available March 2018>>
Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2018 Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2018
The Mavericks Graphic Novels list presented by the Texas Library Association is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians with the purpose of encouraging students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The current 2018 list is officially live, naming several titles including Ocean of Secrets from Tokyopop and Motor Crush from Image Comics. See the full list here! >>
Lion Forge Helps Make Puerto Rico Strong Lion Forge Helps Make Puerto Rico Strong
In this exclusive interview, contributors to Lion Forge's Puerto Rico Strong explain their involvement in the project, and how they hope it is a positive force for disaster relief. Available March 2018>>
Indie Edge: Amy Chu Indie Edge: Amy Chu
Amy Chu tells us what she's writing and what she's reading the world of comics! Check out our new Indie Edge creator feature! >>
The Name of the Rose Meets The Walking Dead in New Horror Historical Fiction GN from Aftershock The Name of the Rose Meets The Walking Dead in New Horror Historical Fiction GN from Aftershock
It’s the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence—the “Black Death”— is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Read our interview with he master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool) on his latest work from Aftershock Comics Pestilence Volume 1. Available January 2018>>
2018 Walter Awards Announced 2018 Walter Awards Announced
After adding a second category to the Walter Awards, We Need Diverse Books™ has announced the 2018 Walter Award winners. >>

DBD Presents the Top 25 Best-Selling Product of 2017 DBD Presents the Top 25 Best-Selling Product of 2017
DBD presents the top 25 best-selling graphic novels from our publishers through 2017 based on sales data collected by Bookscan. In 2017, Saga Volume 7 from Image Comics was the best-selling graphic novel. See the full list of titles along with the top 10 best-selling game-related product here! >>
Are You Ready? Stock Up On Titles Releasing February 2018 Are You Ready? Stock Up On Titles Releasing February 2018
Have you stocked up on titles for February 2018? There's still time! Check out our top titles releasing this February including Kick-Ass: The Dave Lizewski Years Volumes 1-4, Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 4, Bingo Love, and more! >>
Diamond Provides New Digital Review Copies, Available on Edelweiss Diamond Provides New Digital Review Copies, Available on Edelweiss
New digital review copies from Diamond publishers have been made available for retailers and reviewers on Edelweiss. See a full list of available titles here! >>
New Titles Available on NetGalley New Titles Available on NetGalley
NetGalley is a platform for book reviewers and other professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley form. New titles from Diamond publishers have been made available for January. See the full list of titles here! >>
Diamond Named Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for Publisher Albatross Funnybooks Diamond Named Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for Publisher Albatross Funnybooks
Diamond Book Distributors has been named the exclusive world-wide distributor in the Comic Book Specialty Market and for the Book Market for Albatross Funnybooks. >>
DBD's 2018 Trade Show Schedule DBD's 2018 Trade Show Schedule
Diamond Book Distributors will take the show on the road again in 2018, attending several trade shows throughout the year including ALA's Mid-Winter Conference, Book Expo, and more! >>

The Walking Dead: Here's Negan The Walking Dead: Here's Negan
Image Comics
Since his debut, the charismatic psychopath has antagonized Rick Grimes, murdered his friend with a baseball bat wrapped in barb wire (which he calls "Lucille"), and led the Saviors into war against Alexandria and the neighboring communities. But who was he before society broke down? >>
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Green Ronin Publishing
Until now, the wondrous and dangerous lands of Tal'Dorei have been the sole stomping grounds of the show's adventuring company, Vox Machina. But now, you can explore these realms in a tome from the pen of Game Master Matt Mercer himself! >>
The Walking Dead Volume 28 The Walking Dead Volume 28
Image Comics
In the aftermath of The Whisperer War--ALL IS LOST as Rick and all of Alexandria fight for survival against the largest horde of walkers they’ve ever faced. >>
Saga Volume 8 Saga Volume 8
Image Comics
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe. >>
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Alien Archive Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Alien Archive
Paizo
Battle or befriend more than 80 bizarre life forms in this creature collection for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Every new world and space station comes with its own dangers, from strange new cultures to robotic killing machines to alien predators ready to devour unwary spacefarers. >>
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>
Bloodborne Official Artworks Bloodborne Official Artworks
Udon Entertainment
In the terrifying video game Bloodborne, deranged mobs and nightmarish creatures lurk around every corner of a horror-filled gothic city. Bloodborne: Official Artworks collects the hair-raising artwork behind this modern action role-playing classic.  >>
Disney Manga: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Softcover Edition) Disney Manga: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Softcover Edition)
Tokyopop
Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King, the ruler of Halloween Town and master of all things creepy and spooky. But he's tired of his life in the shadows and longs for something new.  >>
Undisputed Street Fighter Deluxe Edition: A 30th Anniversary Undisputed Street Fighter Deluxe Edition: A 30th Anniversary
Dynamite Entertainment
Since its inception 30 years ago, the Street Fighter™ video game series from Capcom has thrived based on a lethal combination of innovation, style and technique. Undisputed Street Fighter™ features in-depth interviews and exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks into the making of the Street Fighter games. >>
Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase
Penguin Group (UK)
Read legendary stories of monsters and heroes from across the Whoniverse, in this beautifully illustrated collection of dark and dangerous Time Lord fairy tales. Now including a brand new story for 2016, 'The Emporer Dalek's New Clothes', this slipcase is the perfect keepsake for any true Doctor Who fan. >>