(BALTIMORE, MD) — (August 23, 2022) — Diamond Comic Distributors announced today that it has established a new tier among its publishing partners. The Deluxe Tier, which includes AfterShock Comics, Titan Comics, ABLAZE Publishing, and Frank Miller Presents (FMP), features preferred coverage in the PREVIEWS catalog and expanded support on the PREVIEWSworld website, along with exclusive distribution agreements.
The Deluxe Tier spotlights robust vendor support in recognition of AfterShock, Titan, ABLAZE, and FMP’s success as top tier comic book and graphic novel publishers. Diamond will continue to be the vendor’s exclusive distributor to the comic book specialty market.
The Deluxe Tier vendors represent a diverse range of the storytelling in comics today. AfterShock Comics is a creatively driven comic book publisher led by a team of life-long comics professionals, dedicated to working with some of the brightest stars in the creative community to tell original, uniquely compelling stories – through comics, graphic novels and beyond. Titan Comics offers astounding comics and graphic novels from the world’s greatest film, television and gaming licensed properties. Alongside creator-owned comic books from new and world-renowned talent, Titan’s imprints include Titan Magazines (Marvel, Star Wars and Star Trek), Hard Case Crime, Titan Manga and the soon to be launched Titan Nova for Y/A and Middle Grade as well as the Conan the Barbarian publishing program in 2023.
ABLAZE is an independent publisher of original comic books, crowdfunded titles, and art books with a focus on increasing diversity, amplifying the voices of their creators, and bringing new creators into the fold. Frank Miller Presents focuses on creating and curating a line of comics to capture Miller’s distinct visual style while also working with a range of talent, from comics veterans to rising artists.
In September, Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog and PREVIEWSworld website will showcase AfterShock, Titan, ABLAZE, and FMP’s new status as the companies move to a new “Deluxe Comics” section, highlighting their offerings to comic shop retailers and customers. Additionally, Diamond is expanding their waiver of reorder fees beyond Image Comics and Dark Horse to include all Premier Publishers, adding BOOM Studios and Dynamite Entertainment, as well as these new Deluxe publishers.
“This change recognizes the current and projected market share of AfterShock, Titan, ABLAZE, and FMP,” said Tim Lenaghan, Chief Purchasing Officer for Geppi Family Enterprises and Diamond Comic Distributors, “We are excited to continue our relationship with them as their exclusive distributor, and we look forward to leveraging this expanded partnership to help nurture and grow the entire comic book specialty market.”