Diamond Comic Distributors and Dynamite Entertainment have announced today, in conjunction with the ComicsPRO event for retailers underway this week, that Dynamite has moved into the “Premier” classification with the distributor.
For those who might not know, Premier status allows publishers to move from customer status to client status with Diamond and grants many privileges, like extended Final Order Cut-Off (FOC) dates and returnability.
The move also means that the company is acknowledged as as a leading comic book and graphic novel publisher and helps expand their marketing and sales initiatives to both the comic book store and bookstore markets.
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says:
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 readers, deserves our utmost respect and gratitude for their support. 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.
Dynamite’s move will place them alongside other Premier-status publishers including Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and IDW Publishing. In addition to their books, Dynamite’s full range of merchandise – including statues, trading cards, and more – will move into the Premier section of Previews.
Dynamite Entertainment was founded in 2004 and this may well be the biggest announcement the publisher has made in their 14 year history.
More information about the company can be found at dynamite.com.