Media Release — Diamond Comic Distributors and Dynamite Entertainment announce today that Dynamite has attained the “Premier” classification, which constitutes Dynamite’s moving to the “Premier” section of Diamond Previews. The move recognizes the company’s standing as a leading comic book and graphic novel publisher and expands their marketing and sales initiatives to the comic book specialty and bookstore markets.
“This change recognizes the growth and importance of Dynamite Entertainment to our business and the comics industry as a whole,” said Diamond VP-Purchasing, Tim Lenaghan. “We look forward to working with Dynamite for many years to come to help nurture and grow the comic book specialty market.”
“It’s a supreme honor to advance to Premier Vendor status, and truly a reflection of the dedication of everyone at Dynamite, the strength and success of our partnerships with creators and licensors, and the comics we bring to our retail supporters and fans. Everyone involved, especially the comic shops and redaers, deserves our utmost respect and gratitude for their support,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “We work shoulder-to-shoulder with amazing people, and this achievement gives greater visibility to the monumental work that they do. With our new position and reach, we’ll be able to better coordinate with Diamond on many new ways to serve the retail community and further diversify our categories of product.”
Beginning in April (and corresponding to June shipping), Dynamite will feature in the exclusive “Premier Comics” sections of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog and PREVIEWSworld.com website, highlighting their new offerings to comic shop retailers and customers on a monthly basis. Dynamite’s move will place them in the forefront of the catalog with other Premier-status publishers including Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and IDW Publishing. In addition to their published offerings, Dynamite’s full range of merchandise – including statues, trading cards, and more – will move into the Premier section of Previews.
Diamond Comic Distributors is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and pop culture-related merchandise. Based in Maryland, Diamond services more than 3,500 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond at www.diamondcomics.com.
Dynamite Entertainment was founded in 2004 and is the award-winning publisher of multiple bestselling properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Red Sonja, Game of Thrones, SEAL Team Six, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters, and works with some of the highest-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Gail Simone, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Greg Pak, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. More information about the company can be found at dynamite.com.
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