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Dynamite Embarks to Diamond Retailers Summit with Limited Edition Covers

Dynamite Entertainment is sending its Editorial and Sales team to the Diamond Retailer Summit and that special covers will be available to retailers.

Joseph Rybandt, Executive Editor and Patrick O’Connell, Sales Manager will be at the summit to present to and speak with retailers about all of Dynamite’s exciting recent and upcoming releases and initiatives. Including discussion of the upcoming Vampirella #1 written by Christopher Priest, the crossover with Archie Comics and an upcoming series by Gail Simone!

At the Dynamite booth, participating retailers will be able to receive four limited edition covers for Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica. Upcoming Vampirella ongoing artist Ergün Gündüz illustrated a cover with the four fan-favorite heroines taking a selfie together. Dressed and virgin versions of the cover will be available. In addition to high-end premium $50 virgin cover editions of the Fay Dalton and Cat Staggs variants.

BOOM! Studios Announces Diamond Retailer Summit 2019 Exclusives

BOOM! Studios has announced the company’s return to the 2019 Diamond Retailer Summit as a Premier sponsor and revealed the retailer exclusive merchandise debuting at the show. 

Retailers who attend the Diamond Retailer Summit will receive exclusive Faithless and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers variant covers for free that will only be available at this conference. The retailer-exclusive merchandise available from BOOM! Studios’ includes:

  • Faithless #1 Diamond Retailer Summit Edition Variant Cover featuring a black and white version of Paul Pope’s cover for the sold-out Faithless #1.
  • Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #20 Diamond Retailer Summit Edition Variant Cover featuring an Alpha-One character design by Dan Mora (Once and Future, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Faithless #1 Diamond Retailer Summit Edition Variant Cover
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #20 Diamond Retailer Summit Edition Variant Cover

Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak directly with Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Marketing, Spencer Simpson, Manager, Sales, and Morgan Perry, Retail Sales Coordinator, about exciting new and upcoming titles from acclaimed imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, as well as the revolutionary BOOM! Guarantee program, a free opt-in program for direct market retailers.


The BOOM! Guarantee program allows retailers an unparalleled free returnability on select new release single issues each month via Diamond affidavit. To provide these retailers with a chance to invest in every new series without any risk, BOOM! Studios offers this returnability through at least the second issue of these select series, without any order minimums, order matching, or stripped cover returns.. 

Earlier this year, BOOM! Studios introduced a groundbreaking new benefit exclusive to the BOOM! Guarantee program – which remains 100% free to any participating retailers – a minimum of (2) graphic novel releases each month will be fully returnable, an opportunity previously only available to the bookstore market. This is the first time that any North American comic book publisher has offered full returnability via affidavit on graphic novels to the Direct Market and, like the current single issue returnability offered through the BOOM! Guarantee program, will not require any minimum orders or returning of physical product. You can find more information on the BOOM! Guarantee program at http://www.boom-studios.com/boom-guarantee/

Vegas Baby! Diamond’s Retailer Summit Heads to Las Vegas in 2019

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that its 2019 Retailer Summit for comic book specialty retailers will take place Saturday, May 18th through Monday, May 20th, 2019 in the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2019 Retailer Summit will offer a wealth of entertaining, educational and informative activities, bringing together the industry’s retailers, publishers, key vendors, and Diamond staff for the 3-day trade-only event. The Retailer Summit will feature key supplier presentations, a trade-only Exhibit Hall, retailer workshops, publisher forums, and more fun and informative events for comic book specialty retailers.

Diamond’s Retailer Summit is the leading annual event for comic book specialty retailers to meet with publishers and suppliers who come together to discuss the industry and their businesses. Top publishers sponsor the event and share exciting new projects, while retailers get to network and learn about new and proven business practices to help them succeed in today’s retailing environment.

Early Bird Registration for retailers will begin on October 1st with a cost of $75/per person until January 31st, 2019, which includes all meals and presentations for the event, as well as generous giveaways from Diamond, publishers and suppliers.

Diamond Retailer Summit to Return to Chicago and C2E2 in 2018

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that its 2018 Retailer Summit for comic book specialty retailers will take place April 4-6, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

Diamond’s Retailer Summit will celebrate its 16th year in 2018 and remains the leading annual event for comic book specialty retailers to meet with publishers and supplier who come together to discuss the industry and their businesses. Top publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics sponsor the event and share exciting new projects, while retailers get to network and learn about new business practices to help them succeed and thrive in today’s retailing environment.

Additional details and registration for the industry’s annual retailer event will be announced in late 2017.

Diamond Retailer Summit Heads to C2E2 in 2017

RS 2017At the Diamond Retailer Summit this morning, Diamond Comic Distributors announced that the annual Retailer Summit will return to C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) in 2017. It will take place April 19-21 in the South Building at McCormick Place during special “Retailer Only” hours for the Summit’s attendees. All Diamond Summit attendees will receive free C2E2 Professional 3-Day Badges.

c2e2logoDiamond’s Retailer Summit is the leading annual event for comic book retailers, publishers and vendors.  Top publishers such as Marvel Comics, DC Entertainment, Image Comics, Dark Horse, and IDW Publishing share exciting new projects, while retailers network and learn about new business practices to help them succeed and thrive in today’s retailing environment.

Additional details and registration for the industry’s annual retailer event will continue to be announced.

C2E2 is the biggest pop culture convention in the Midwest with the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph sessions and sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and celebrities and delivers a weekend of fandom in downtown Chicago.

Diamond Announces Baltimore as Site for 2016 Retailer Summit

Diamond Retailer Summit 2016Diamond Comic Distributors is returning to Baltimore for its Annual Diamond Retailer Summit in 2016, with a full range of retailer programming and events focused on the theme, “Future Vision: Building the Comic Book Shop of Tomorrow“.

This year’s Diamond Retailer Summit will be held as a three-day event, August 31-September 2 at the Baltimore Convention Center, right before the opening of Baltimore Comic-Con. Plans call for the Summit to feature Retailing Workshops, Publisher Focus Groups, and an Opening Night Reception on August 31. Sponsor presentations are slated for Thursday, September 1st.

Diamond will once again partner with Baltimore Comic-Con, which will be held right after the Summit from September 2-4, to share marketing and strategic initiatives for the combined events. Baltimore Comic-Con’s Exhibit Hall will serve as the Summit’s Exhibit Hall during special “Retailer Only” hours. Summit attendees receive free admission as VIPs to Baltimore Comic-Con.

Now in its 14th year, Diamond’s Retailer Summit is the leading annual event for comic book specialty retailers to meet with publishers and suppliers, and come together with fellow retailers to discuss the industry and their businesses. Top publishers such as BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics come and share exciting new projects, while retailers get to network and learn about new business practices to help them succeed and thrive in today’s retailing environment.

Diamond Retailer Summit Heads Back to Baltimore, August 31-September 2

Diamond Retailer Summit 2016Diamond Comic Distributors is returning to Baltimore for its Annual Diamond Retailer Summit in 2016, with a full range of retailer programming and events focused on the theme, “Future Vision: Building the Comic Book Shop of Tomorrow”.

This year’s Diamond Retailer Summit will be held as a three-day event, August 31-September 2 at the Baltimore Convention Center, right before the opening of Baltimore Comic-Con. Plans call for the Summit to feature Retailing Workshops, Publisher Focus Groups, and an Opening Night Reception on August 31. Sponsor presentations are slated for Thursday, September 1s.

Diamond will once again partner with Baltimore Comic-Con, which will be held right after the Summit from September 2-4, to share marketing and strategic initiatives for the combined events. Baltimore Comic-Con’s Exhibit Hall will serve as the Summit’s Exhibit Hall during special “Retailer Only” hours. Summit attendees receive free admission as VIPs to Baltimore Comic-Con.

Now in its 14th year, Diamond’s Retailer Summit is the leading annual event for comic book specialty retailers to meet with publishers and suppliers, and come together with fellow retailers to discuss the industry and their businesses. Top publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics come and share exciting new projects, while retailers get to network and learn about new business practices to help them succeed and thrive in today’s retailing environment.

Additional details and registration information for the Diamond Retailer Summit will be announced shortly. Publishers and vendors who would like to sponsor or exhibit at the Summit should contact Maryanne Marlowe now for additional information.