Diamond Distribution, Dynamic Forces announce new international partnership

Mon, May 12th, 2008 at 1:06pm PDT | Updated: May 12th, 2008 at 1:07pm

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of English-language comics and graphic novels, today announced it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Dynamic Forces and its publishing imprint, Dynamite Entertainment, to exclusively distribute their products to the comic book, specialty store, and book market channels worldwide.

The agreement serves as an extension of Dynamite and Diamond’s long term relationship and comes as Dynamic/Dynamite expands with more titles in the Comic Book Specialty Market and more titles available for the Mass Market. Publishing under the Dynamite Entertainment imprint, titles such as Battlestar Galactica, Red Sonja, and Army of Darkness have garnered growing sales and increased media attention. New projects such as Garth Ennis’ The Boys and Alex Ross’ Project Superpowers will be sure to attract new readers and sales to the Dynamite Entertainment line.

Dynamic Forces also remains one of the comic book specialty market’s leading producers of limited edition memorabilia, including variant covers of comic books, lithographs, trading cards, busts, and statues and has ranked consistently as one of Diamond Comic Distributors’ top suppliers for years.

“We’ve worked with Diamond on many levels for many years,” said Dynamic Forces and Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “They’re working very hard to be the engine that can, by serving the direct market retailers, and expanding to bookstores. The graphic novel is hot right now, though we in the comics market have known it for years.”

“The most appealing part of this new relationship is the ability to have more products available to the 3,000 plus direct market retailers who order exclusively through Diamond Comic Distributors” continued Barrucci. “These accounts have supported our products for years, and this new arrangement allows us to have a deeper stock at Diamond’s warehouse facilities, and allows retailers to order our product faster. Expanding that relationship to serve the Mass Market is a natural extension to work with DBD, as they continue to grow in that area, and that it helps by giving our direct market partners upside as well in being able to stock our products in a more efficient way, which allows them to have the opportunity to capitalize first.”

"Dynamic Forces continues to set the pace with new and vibrant material," said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. “From exciting signed and numbered comics, variants, trading cards, lithographs and other fine art, they have definitely branded Dynamic Forces as the comic company everyone should work with. And now, with Dynamite, they’ve worked with us to promote their great line of titles to our expanding book market business. We are very happy to be expanding our working relationship with Dynamic Forces and Dynamite Entertainment and believe they provide top-quality products for our all of our retailers. We look forward to promoting and distributing their merchandise worldwide.”

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ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT�" Dynamite consistently places more titles in the Top 100 monthly comics sold than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite Entertainment was founded in 2004 and is home to several bestselling comic book titles and properties. Beginning with their ARMY OF DARKNESS comic book series -- launching as the #1 independent comic in July of '04, and recently ranked as the #1 selling Independent Horror comic -- and continuing with their bestselling RED SONJA series -- issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots consistently ranked among the bestselling titles in unit sales and dollar volume outside of Marvel and DC Comics�"Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite’s monthly BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series debuted with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue, and was featured in the pages of TV Guide. Additionally, the introductory HIGHLANDER #0 debuted with over 100,000 copies pre-sold and was featured in a follow-up article in TV Guide as well.

Dynamite has worked with Alex Ross to launch PROJECT SUPERPOWERS as the #4 best selling comic in January of ’08, launching as the only non-Marvel/non-DC superhero genre title entering the top 5 comics published. Dynamite joined Marvel Comic whose titles placed 9 out of the 10 top 10 titles for January ’08.

Dynamite has also released CLASSIC BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, XENA, DARKMAN VS.ARMY OF DARKNESS, PAINKILLER JANE, THE LONE RANGER, SAVAGE TALES, JUNGLE GIRL and THE BOYS -- and has more on the horizon!

For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS�"the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise�"Diamond is based in Baltimore, MD, and services more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS�" Diamond Book Distributors is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture collectibles available to the mainstream book market. For more information, visit Diamond Books on the web at www.diamondbookdistributors.com.

© 2008 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Diamond Books logo, and PREVIEWS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comicollectibles available to the mainstream book market. For more information, visit Diamond Books on the web at www.diamondbookdistributors.com.

© 2008 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Diamond Books logo, and PREVIEWS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

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