March 2018 Sales Kit



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

Titles featured in this issue include Invader Zim Volume 5 from Oni Press, The Divided States of Hysteria from Image Comics, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior Deluxe Edition from Valiant Entertainment 
and more!

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

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