February 2018 Sales Kit



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

Titles featured in this issue include Mermin Book 4: Into Atlantis from Oni Press, Kingsman: The Secret Service from Image Comics, Harbinger Renegade Volume 2 from Valiant Entertainment 
and more!

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

BBC Reveals Jodie Whittaker As New Doctor Who BBC Reveals Jodie Whittaker As New Doctor Who
The BBC today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas. >>
NPR Announces Top 100 Comics and Graphic Novels NPR Announces Top 100 Comics and Graphic Novels
After a nomination pool of over 7,000 nominations, NPR has collected and narrowed down a final list of the top 100 comics and graphic novels for all ages and tastes from early readers to adults-only.  >>
Author of 'Princess Princess Ever After' Discusses Upcoming Graphic Novel Author of 'Princess Princess Ever After' Discusses Upcoming Graphic Novel
Katie O'Neill is back with her latest young adult graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society from Oni Press. Check out our interview with O'Neill about her experience putting together another beautifully illustrated and poignantly written story about friendship, acceptance, and tradition. Available October 2017! >>
The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere Date Announced The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere Date Announced
Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, The Walking Dead Season 8 revealed a premiere date of October 22, 2017.  >>
How to Host A Safe Halloween Event With Comics How to Host A Safe Halloween Event With Comics
Don't get spooked! Providing a safe space for children and families on Halloween is an easy and fun way to invite your community into the library. Find out how to host a safe Halloween event at your bookstore with the help of graphic novels! >>
Spencer & Locke Being Developed into Film from 'Hitman' Producer Spencer & Locke Being Developed into Film from 'Hitman' Producer
Adrian Askarieh, producer of the Hitman action movies, has optioned the movie rights to Spencer & Locke from Action Lab Entertainment. The comic has been described as being Calvin & Hobbes in a Quetin Tarantino universe, and has gripped readers since its debut. Check out a preview of Spencer & Locke Volume 1 here! Available September 2017. >>
Rabbit Publishers Presents Harry Moon Gift Box Set Rabbit Publishers Presents Harry Moon Gift Box Set
Along with the release of Harry Moon: Wand Paper Scissors, Rabbit Publishers presents a personalized gift set box for the Harry Moon and Honey Moon series, including a copy of the first volume in the series, Sleepy Hollow Magic Shop Scents, a Sleepy Hollow Caribener, a drawstring backpaper, a cap, a Sleepy Hollow Town Fun Map, and the Sleepy Holoow Gazette Newsletter. >>
Gemstone's Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol 47 Gets July Release Gemstone's Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol 47 Gets July Release
The definite source for inforamtion on what comi books are worth is back in July 2017 with Gemstone Publishing's The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47. In both a soft cover and hard cover edition, the price guide also features a detailed encyclopedia to comicdom's history, with price listings that indicate first appearances, deaths, major events, and more.  >>
Celebrate Shark Week with Comics Celebrate Shark Week with Comics
Shark Week is an annual wee-long TV programming block from Discovery Channel that features shark-related content. Shark Week has become a national phenomenon since its premiere in 1988 with fans of all backgrounds tuning in to learn about the fascination creatures. This year, celebrate Shark Week with graphic novels! >>
2017 Ringo Awards Announces Jury Members 2017 Ringo Awards Announces Jury Members
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards (Ringo Awards), the celebration for the creativity, skills, and fun of comics, will debut this year at Baltimore Comic-Con. The 2017 jury has been chosen as a cross-section of industry professionals, educators, retailers, and creators across numerous genres. See the jury members here! >>

Diamond Announces Distribution Deal with Chapterhouse Comics Diamond Announces Distribution Deal with Chapterhouse Comics
Diamond Comic Distributors has been named the exclusive worldwide distributor for comic book publisher Chapterhouse Comics. The agreement includes distribution rights to comic book specialty stores as well as the book market through Diamond Book Distributors. >>
DBD Offers Free Freight for Independent Bookstores DBD Offers Free Freight for Independent Bookstores
Diamond Book Distributors is making it easier than ever for bookstores to stock graphic novels for with a free freight offer to contiguous U.S stores! >>
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! >>

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. >>
The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I
Image Comics
The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do. Collects issues 23-28 of the series, including the critically lauded Kevin Wada magazine issue. >>
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.  >>
Providence Act 2 Limited Edition Hardcover Providence Act 2 Limited Edition Hardcover
Avatar Press
The second arc of Providence is unveiled in this special hardcover-only edition. Robert Black came looking for a story but what he found is a world of misery and woe. He's becoming a broken man, only beginning to accept the horrors of the Lovecraftian world are real and hiding in plain sight.  >>
Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Image Comics
The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this... there will be a cost. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #157-162. >>
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
Paizo
This complete standalone fantasy roleplaying game takes your fantasy campaigns to new heights of adventure! Backward-compatible with the 3.5 fantasy rules but offering new solutions and options that place it firmly on the cutting edge. >>
Rick and Morty Volume 1 Rick and Morty Volume 1
Oni Press
Based on the hilarious animated show RICK & MORTY by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. >>
Disney Manga: Beauty & Beast - Belle's Tale Disney Manga: Beauty & Beast - Belle's Tale
Tokyopop
In Disney's live-action film "Beauty and the Beast," Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. This manga explores Belle's innermost thoughts as she learns that true beauty comes from within. >>
Art of Atari Poster Collection Art of Atari Poster Collection
Dynamite Entertainment
The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy to remove and perfect for display! >>
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. >>