August 2018 Sales Kit



The August 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 Sheets from Lion ForgeHarbinger Wars Compendium from Valiant Entertainment, Shock Anthology from AfterShock Comics, Days of Hate from Image Comics and more!

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Celebrate Black History Through Graphic Novels Celebrate Black History Through Graphic Novels
February is Black History Month and the world of graphic novels is filled with ways to celebrate and learn about the rich culture of Black History in America, including titles such as Black History in its Own Words, African American Classics, March and more! >>
Diamond Select Gives Early Look At Toy Fair Collectibles Diamond Select Gives Early Look At Toy Fair Collectibles
Just ahead of the New York Toy Fair, Diamond Select Toys is giving a sneak peek at their products, including toys from Pacific Rim, Kingdom Hearts, Marvel and more! Check out the photos.  >>
Image Comics' I Kill Giants Movie Comes to US Theaters Image Comics' I Kill Giants Movie Comes to US Theaters
Joe Kelly and KM Ken Nimura's breakthrough hit from Image comics is coming to the theaters. Check out the full trailer and find out how you can get a copy of the I Kill Giants graphic novel. >>
Ezra Claytan Daniels' Upgrade Soul Goes From The Apple Store To Lion Forge Ezra Claytan Daniels' Upgrade Soul Goes From The Apple Store To Lion Forge
Ezra Claytan Daniel’s immersive graphic novel, Upgrade Soul, finally comes to print. Discover more about Apple comic that pioneered serialized graphic novels. >>
YALSA Announces 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List YALSA Announces 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released this year's list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18. See the full list, plus descriptions of the Top Ten books here. >>
Image Comics Presents an Excluvise Independent Bookstore Day Edition of REDLANDS VOLUME 1 Image Comics Presents an Excluvise Independent Bookstore Day Edition of REDLANDS VOLUME 1
A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top sacrifices must be made. Inspired by the strange complexities of real world politics and crime, Image Comics presents an exclusive Independent Bookstore Day edition of Redlands Volume 1>>
January 2018 Best-Selling Graphic Novels January 2018 Best-Selling Graphic Novels
Check out the top 25 best-selling graphic novels from Diamond publishers for January 2018 based on sales reported on Diamond Book's retailer network and retail partners. >>
Lion Forge Announces New Editor! Lion Forge Announces New Editor!
Lion Forge's Social Media & Community Manager moves from Marketing to Editorial to help further company’s mission.  >>
Preview THE SOVEREIGNS from Dynamite Entertainment Here! Preview THE SOVEREIGNS from Dynamite Entertainment Here!
Available March 2018, the epic that will redefine the Gold Key heroes continues in The Sovereigns: End of the Golden Age. Preview the graphic novel here! >>
Take A Look Inside Valiant's First All-Ages Comic 'Valiant High' Take A Look Inside Valiant's First All-Ages Comic 'Valiant High'
Get a look inside VALIANT HIGH – Daniel Kibblesmith & Derek Charm bring Valiant's first all-ages escapade everywhere this Fall! >>

Comically Aware: Graphic Novel Reviews for Booksellers Comically Aware: Graphic Novel Reviews for Booksellers
DBD introduces a new graphic novel review series by bookseller Bianca Walters. This month, Bianca takes a look at Bingo Love and Firebug from Image Comics as well as Beautiful Canvas from Black Mask Comics, providing reviews, sell-through suggestions, and outlining targeted audiences. >>
Diamond Announces 2017 Gem Award Winners Diamond Announces 2017 Gem Award Winners
Diamond Comic Distributors is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Diamond Gem Awards. Retailers voted -- now find out which suppliers and products have been honored! >>
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. >>
Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2017 Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2017
The top 100 best-selling graphic novels in bookstores nationwide has been released. >>
Are You Ready? Stock Up On Titles Releasing March 2018 Are You Ready? Stock Up On Titles Releasing March 2018
Have you stocked up on titles for February 2018? There's still time! Check out our top titles releasing this February including The Walking Dead Volume 29, Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares, The Day She Saved the Doctor, and more! >>
New Digital Review Copies Available on Edelweiss 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! >>
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! >>

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. >>
The Wicked & The Divine Volume 6: Imperial Phase II The Wicked & The Divine Volume 6: Imperial Phase II
Image Comics
When you're at the peak of your powers, there's only one way to go. The question becomes – how many people are you willing to drag down with you? >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47
Gemstone Publishing
One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970!  >>
Yokai Girls Volume 1 Yokai Girls Volume 1
Ghost Ship
When you're at the peak of your powers, there's only one way to go. The question becomes – how many people are you willing to drag down with you? >>