Media Release — Effective April 2017, Diamond Comic Distributors has assumed exclusive worldwide sales and distribution for Heavy Metal Media, LLC in comic shop and book markets for graphic novels, trade paperback, and hardcover book publications. Diamond will continue to distribute Heavy Metal Magazine’s bimonthly issues to comic shop and specialty stores as well.
“We are thrilled to expand our longstanding relationship with Diamond after all they have done to help us expand our audience in comic shops in these recent years” says Heavy Metal CEO Jeff Kreliz. “With the help of their dedicated team, we look forward to an even wider presence for Heavy Metal magazine, as well as graphic novels in bookstores around the world.”
“I am excited about our relationship with Heavy Metal,” said Tim Lenaghan, Diamond’s VP-Purchasing, “I love the direction they are taking the iconic Heavy Metal brand and the creative output they are bringing to graphic novels and other products. We look forward to extending their success to the book market through our Diamond Book Distributors division.”
Customers and fans looking to pre-order Heavy Metal titles should contact their local retailer, or find a comic shop near them at www.comicshoplocator.com.
ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.
ABOUT DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (DBD)—DBD is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture merchandise available globally to bookstores, libraries, schools, online retailers, mass merchants and others. DBD is the home to many world-class publishers including Image Comics, publisher of The Walking Dead, Saga, Monstress, East of West and many more; Aftershock Comics; Dynamite Entertainment; Oni Press; Udon Entertainment and many other publishers. For more information, visit DBD on the web at www.diamondbookdistributors.com.