JUNE 2018 Sales Kit



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

Titles featured in this issue include Black Comix Returns from Lion ForgeHack/Slash VS Vampirella from Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Ark from Aftershock Comics, Maestros from Image Comics and more!

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

Enter to Win Graphic Novels for Your Store! Enter to Win Graphic Novels for Your Store!
Start the new year off with FREE graphic novels! Find out how you can win a prize pack for your store here! >>
Bookscan Deepens Coverage of Comics & Graphic Novels Bookscan Deepens Coverage of Comics & Graphic Novels
Since acquiring Bookscan earlier this year, the NPD group plans to increase coverage of comics and graphic novels in sales data collection, putting pop culture at the center of NPD's new initative to track pop culture brands. >>
PUERTO RICO STRONG Graphic Anthology Set for 2018 Release PUERTO RICO STRONG Graphic Anthology Set for 2018 Release
Announced during LibraryCon! Live on December 6th, Lion Forge will be releasing Puerto Rico Strong, a graphic anthology fundraising title. All proceeds from the anthology will go to Hurricane Maria recovery relief efforts. >>
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>>
Will Dennis Steps Up As Volunteer Editor On Where We Live Anthology Will Dennis Steps Up As Volunteer Editor On Where We Live Anthology
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the cover artwork—by J.H. Williams III—for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology and welcome editor Will Dennis on board to volunteer his time curating and coordinating the project. >>
NPR Releases Best Books of 2017 List NPR Releases Best Books of 2017 List
NPR has released their 2017 concierge book lists, including the Best Graphic Novels of 2017. This year, 24 books made the final list including Image Comic's Shutter and AD: After Death>>
The AV Club Announces Best Comics of 2017 The AV Club Announces Best Comics of 2017
The AV Club has released their Best Comics of 2017 list including Extremity from Image Comics and Shipwreck from Aftershock Comics. >>
Robert Kirkman's Skybound Partner with Game Studio Com2Us to Bring 'Summoners War' to Comics Robert Kirkman's Skybound Partner with Game Studio Com2Us to Bring 'Summoners War' to Comics
Robert Kirkman's Skybound and Souther Korean mobile game developer Com2Us have partnered to expand the Summoners War franchise to the comics medium. >>
Disney Descendants Gets a New Chapter from Tokyopop Disney Descendants Gets a New Chapter from Tokyopop
Tokyopop continues their best-selling Disney Descendants manga series with a new trilogy focusing on fan favorite Evie in Disney Descendants Evie vs Evil. Available March 2018>>
Image Comics New Thriller 'No. 1 With A Bullet' Hits The Mark Image Comics New Thriller 'No. 1 With A Bullet' Hits The Mark
From the bestselling creative team behind GONERS, Jacob Semahn and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Jorge Corona team up once again for an all-new thriller in No. 1 With A Bullet. The new series is set to launch this November from Image Comics. >>

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 December on Edelweiss including, X-O Manowar Volume 3 from Valiant Entertainment and Elsewhere Volume 1 from Image Comics. >>
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 December including, Black Volume 1 from Black Mask, Dream of a Butterfly from Lion Forge, and Babyteeth Volume 1 from Aftershock. >>
DBD Offers Free Freight for the Holidays DBD Offers Free Freight for the Holidays
Diamond Book Distributors is making it easier than ever for bookstores to stock graphic novels for the holidays with a free freight offer to contiguous U.S stores! >>
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. >>
Diamond Book Distributors Adds Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship Imprint to Client Roster Diamond Book Distributors Adds Seven Seas’ Ghost Ship Imprint to Client Roster
Diamond Book Distributors has been named the exclusive worldwide distributor for Seven Seas Entertainment’s all-new imprint Ghost Ship. >>
Wicked Cow Studios Partners with Diamond Book Distributors Wicked Cow Studios Partners with Diamond Book Distributors
Diamond Book Distributors has been named the exclusive worldwide distributor for Wicked Cow Studios. >>
DBD Presents Spring 2018 Catalog Through Edelweiss DBD Presents Spring 2018 Catalog Through Edelweiss
The Spring 2018 Catalog is now available on Edelweiss and Edelweiss+ and includes titles such as Scales & Scoundrels Volume 1 from Image Comics, Skin & Earth from Dynamite, The Lost Path from Lion Forge and more! >>
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! >>
DBD's 2017 Trade Show Schedule DBD's 2017 Trade Show Schedule
Diamond Book Distributors will take the show on the road again in 2017, attending several trade shows throughout the year including ALA's Mid-Winter Conference, Book Expo, and more! >>

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. >>
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: 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? >>
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
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. >>
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. >>
Lighter Than My Shadow Lighter Than My Shadow
Lion Forge
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness. >>
Saga Volume 7 Saga Volume 7
Image Comics
From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. >>
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. >>
Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book
Zenescope
Join in the adventure and escape by coloring the lines of the world's most recognizable characters from Red Riding Hood to Cinderella, Little Mermaid to Robyn Hood, and OZ to Wonderland. >>
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.  >>