(BALTIMORE, MD) — (JANUARY 24, 2023) — Diamond Comic Distributors, the leader in the distribution of comic books, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise, today announced TCGplayer as its presenting sponsor for Free Comic Book Day 2023.
TCGplayer is the leading technology platform for the collectibles industry and operator of the largest online marketplace for trading card games. The Company connects thousands of hobby gaming businesses with collectors across the globe, recently expanding its platform to enable the trading of comic books and trade paperbacks.
“At TCGplayer, we connect hobbyists and retailers online and within their local communities continually improving the exchange of collectibles,” said Aman Devgan, Chief Marketing Officer of TCGplayer. “This commitment is directly aligned with the mission of Free Comic Book Day, which is why TCGplayer is thrilled to participate as the Presenting Sponsor of the event. I look forward to celebrating alongside our collectibles community and would like to thank Diamond Comic Distributors, Geppi Family Enterprises, and the participating publishers and retailers for bringing this historic day to life.”
Launched in 2002, Free Comic Book Day is one the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual events, with participating local comic shops around the world giving away free comics to all their patrons as a way to promote local comic shops and their unique places within their communities. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, with over 2,000 comic shops expected to participate.
“TCGplayer is a tremendous fit for Free Comic Book Day,” said Kathy Govier, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Geppi Family Enterprises, a network of pop culture-related companies including Diamond Comic Distributors. “They are an incredible brand, dedicated to the collectible industry and with their expansion into comic books, they are the perfect partner for Free Comic Book Day. TCGplayer’s participation will enhance the experience for both retailers and fans. We are very excited to have them on board in such a prestigious capacity.”