DBD Presents Fall 2017 Catalog Through Edelweiss DBD Presents Fall 2017 Catalog Through Edelweiss
The Fall 2017 Catalog is now available on Edelweiss and Edelweiss+ and includes titles such as Princeless Book 4, The Walking Dead Volume 28, James Bond: Black Box and more! >>
An Exploration into the Rise of Young Adult Graphic Novels An Exploration into the Rise of Young Adult Graphic Novels
Explore the history of the young adult genre in graphic novels and how it has poineered the format into literarcy and academic acclaim. >>
ABA Announces Comics & Graphic Novels Bestseller List ABA Announces Comics & Graphic Novels Bestseller List
Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide, ABA has announced the bestselling comics and graphic novels for the eight-week period ending June 4, 2017 including titles such as Image Comics' Saga and Monstress>>
NPD Group Reports 24% Growth in Children's and Young Adult Graphic Novels for 2016 NPD Group Reports 24% Growth in Children's and Young Adult Graphic Novels for 2016
On April 6, ABC Children's Institute hosted a talk on "Trend and Findings in Children's Bookselling" delivered by NPD Book client development specialist Allison Risbridger. According to NPD Book, trends in childrens books are taking form in comics and graphic novels with a growth of 24 percent in 2016. >>
Image Comics Presents 'Authorless Event Kit' Image Comics Presents 'Authorless Event Kit'
In honor of their 25th anniversary, Image Comics has put together a free Authorless Event Kit for retailers and libraries. This kit is a 44-page guide to hosting an Image Comics Author Event, providing all the necessary resources and tools to host a proper event. >>
Will Eisner Graphic Novel Library Grant Winners Announced Will Eisner Graphic Novel Library Grant Winners Announced
The winners of the 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries will be honored at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Funded by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and administered by ALA's Games and Gaming Round Table and Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Initiative Group, two winners have been announced to receive the 2017 grants. >>
Magnetic Press Plans Expanded Reprint of Black Comix Magnetic Press Plans Expanded Reprint of Black Comix
After the overwhelming success of comic creators John Jennings and Damian Duffy's graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's Kindred, they have announced another project with Magnetic Press: an expanded reprint version Black Comix, a graphic novel featuring over 100 African-American comic creators. >>
Oni Press Announces New Additions to Square One Program Oni Press Announces New Additions to Square One Program
Oni Press launched their Square One program to encourage new readers with $10 first-volume trade paperbacks. During ComicsPro, Oni Press announced the addition of Courtney Crumrin Volume 1 and The Sixth Gun Volume 1 to the current list of Square One titles. >>
Holiday Blues: How to Jump Start Your Post-Holiday Sales Holiday Blues: How to Jump Start Your Post-Holiday Sales
Every year, the patrons take businesses by storm during the holidays in preparation for their respective gift giving days. And every year, all that excitement seems to disappear as businesses enter the post-holiday season. Don't let the holiday blues swallow up your business this year! Diamond provides a list of tips to maintain sales and team spirit during the winter slow down. >>
How to Host a Killer Walking Dead Viewing Party How to Host a Killer Walking Dead Viewing Party
Since its creation, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead has become a household name nation-wide. Find out how to bring these zombie fans to your doorstep by hosting your own Walking Dead Viewing Party for the AMC mid-season premier on February 12, 2017>>
Star Wars Force Friday II Hits September 1 Star Wars Force Friday II Hits September 1
At 12:01 a.m. on September 1, stores worldwide will open to consumers, unveiling a host of toys based on the new film and kicking off a weekend celebrating all aspects of the franchise. >>
Toy Chest 2017 Catalog Live Toy Chest 2017 Catalog Live
ToyChest catalog is a colorful catalog jam-packed with new and upcoming action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures, die-casts, and plush toys aplenty! Check out the 2017 catalog here. >>
Happy Image Day! Happy Image Day!
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Image Comics, and they're commemorating the occasion with a year-long marketing push, starting with the celebration of "Image Day!" >>
Garfield Returns in a Special Edition Archival Reprint from Hermes Press Garfield Returns in a Special Edition Archival Reprint from Hermes Press
Hermes Press announced their collaboration with Paws, Incorporated to bring the world a new compendium of the the original art for everyone's favorite orange cat - Garfield! The compendium will include classic Garfield daily and Sunday comic strips in their original size, rare unpublished strips, and an introductory essay from Jim Davis. >>
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
Image Comics
In a war-torn alternate world, a girl's link to a mysterious force may bring danger to both. >>
Ghosts Wins McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics Ghosts Wins McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics
And Raina Recommends 10 Other Titles
The third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids Comics was given to Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 17. During her acceptance speech, Telgemeier outlined ten other kids graphic novels that should be in everyone's collection before giving out 100 copies of the titles recommended. >>
10th Annual International Manga Award Winners Announced 10th Annual International Manga Award Winners Announced
The Japan International MANGA Awards have been announced. This award is given annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Manga artists who have contributed to the promotion of the craft overseas. This year a total of 14 winners were announced, including one gold and three silver. >>
Graphically Engaging: An Interview With Jesse Karp Graphically Engaging: An Interview With Jesse Karp
In his new book Graphic Novels in Your School Library, out this month from ALA Editions, school librarian Jesse Karp shows how comics can be a great aid for teachers. We spoke with Karp about his book and experiences using graphic novels. >>
Skid Marks On Savage Streets For Image Comics' Motor Crush Skid Marks On Savage Streets For Image Comics' Motor Crush
Vince Brusio talks to Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr of Image Comics' Motor Crush! See the full interview and a preview of the upcoming graphic novel here! >>
Dark Tower Gallery And Select Figures Coming From DST Dark Tower Gallery And Select Figures Coming From DST
The Dark Tower, one of the year's most anticipated films, is almost here, and Diamond Select Toys has created some highly anticipated collectibles!  >>
Comics as Literature Comics as Literature
In 1992, the comic book world found itself in unprecedented territory when Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his stunning Holocaust survival story, Maus. Since that watershed event, the mainstream acceptance of comics and graphic novels has only grown. >>
DBD Titles for Museums DBD Titles for Museums
Graphic novels offer museum stores a highly recognizable and popular product to add to their line of offerings. Here is Diamond Book Distributors' suggestions on books that would appeal to the museums' patrons, arranged by category. >>

Saga Book 2 Saga Book 2
Image Comics
SAGA BOOK TWO continues the action-packed education of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Collecting 18 issues of the smash-hit comic, this massive edition features a striking original cover from Fiona Staples, as well as a brand-new gallery of exclusive, never-before-seen SAGA artwork from legendary creators including CLIFF CHIANG, PIA GUERRA, FAITH ERIN HICKS, and MORE! >>
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: Bestiary 6 Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6
Paizo
The End is Nigh! Truly legendary heroes require truly legendary foes, and now these world-ending menaces have arrived! Within this book, you'll find hundreds of monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. >>
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
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. >>
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. >>
Rick and Morty Volume 1 Rick and Morty Volume 1
Oni Press
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY is now available in its first collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. >>
Providence Act 1 Providence Act 1
Avatar Press
Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying examination of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4. >>
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards
Udon Entertainment
Yu-Gi-Oh! THE ART OF THE CARDS collects the classic artwork of every real life playable card featured in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL MONSTERS animated series. Featuring over 800 cards, this prestigious hardcover tome is the ultimate archive of the cards used by Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, Seto Kaiba, Mai Valentine and more in their battles to prove who truly has “the Heart of the Cards." >>
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. >>
Divinity III: Stalinverse Divinity III: Stalinverse
Valiant Entertainment
Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade. New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY II) bring you the Valiant Universe like you've never seen it before! >>