Effective April 2017, Diamond Comic Distributors has assumed exclusive worldwide sales and distribution for Heavy Metal Media, LLC in comic shop and book markets for graphic novels, trade paperback, and hardcover book publications. Diamond will continue to distribute Heavy Metal Magazine’s bimonthly issues to comic shop and specialty stores as well.
“We are thrilled to expand our longstanding relationship with Diamond after all they have done to help us expand our audience in comic shops in these recent years” says Heavy Metal CEO Jeff Kreliz. “With the help of their dedicated team, we look forward to an even wider presence for Heavy Metal magazine, as well as graphic novels in bookstores around the world.”
“I am excited about our relationship with Heavy Metal,” added Tim Lenaghan, Diamond’s VP-Purchasing, “I love the direction they are taking the iconic Heavy Metal brand and the creative output they are bringing to graphic novels and other products. We look forward to extending their success to the book market through our Diamond Book Distributors division.”
Heavy Metal has a rapidly expanding comic presence outside of their main magazine in recent years, including BCP favourite The Paybacks from Eliot Rahal, Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, so this is definitely exciting news in terms of getting these books into comic shops worldwide.