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 pioneered the format into literary 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>>
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. >>
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. >>
How to Host A Safe Halloween Event With Comics How to Host A Safe Halloween Event With Comics
Don't get spooked! Providing a safe space for children and families on Halloween is an easy and fun way to invite your community into the library. Find out how to host a safe Halloween event at your bookstore with the help of graphic novels! >>

Saga Volume 7 Saga Volume 7
Image Comics
From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. >>
The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I
Image Comics
The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do. Collects issues 23-28 of the series, including the critically lauded Kevin Wada magazine issue. >>
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.  >>
Providence Act 2 Limited Edition Hardcover Providence Act 2 Limited Edition Hardcover
Avatar Press
The second arc of Providence is unveiled in this special hardcover-only edition. Robert Black came looking for a story but what he found is a world of misery and woe. He's becoming a broken man, only beginning to accept the horrors of the Lovecraftian world are real and hiding in plain sight.  >>
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: Core Rulebook Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
Paizo
This complete standalone fantasy roleplaying game takes your fantasy campaigns to new heights of adventure! Backward-compatible with the 3.5 fantasy rules but offering new solutions and options that place it firmly on the cutting edge. >>
Rick and Morty Volume 1 Rick and Morty Volume 1
Oni Press
Based on the hilarious animated show RICK & MORTY by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. >>
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. >>
Art of Atari Poster Collection Art of Atari Poster Collection
Dynamite Entertainment
The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy to remove and perfect for display! >>
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. >>