May 2018 Sales Kit



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

Titles featured in this issue include The Wormworld Saga from Lion ForgeThe Shadow/Batman from Dynamite Entertainment, Angelic Volume 1: Heirs & Graces from Image Comics and more!

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

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