Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of English-language comics, is pleased to announce the signed supply agreement with comic book and graphic novel publisher Action Lab Entertainment. The agreement allows Diamond Comic Distributors (DCD) and it’s sister company Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) the rights to exclusively distribute Action Lab new releases to book markets worldwide, including comic shops, bookstores, libraries and other mass merchandise outlets.
Since 2010, Action Lab Entertainment has been publishing comics of various genres for fans of all ages with their most well-known comic being Princeless. Since then, Action Lab has been successfully growing within the US comic and entertainment markets and is ready to expand into book markets worldwide. The new supply agreement between Diamond and Action Lab allows DBD to distribute Action Lab book products into more markets, expanding the reach of the Action Lab brand to more audiences.
“This is another exciting step forward for Action Lab,” explained Action Lab President Kevin Freeman. “We are very proud of the quality of books that we are producing, and this agreement with Diamond means that more people worldwide are going to have an opportunity to read them.”
“We are pleased to develop a relationship with Action Lab Entertainment as they are entrusting us at DBD to expand their name and products into new markets for them,” said DBD’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kuo-Yu Liang. “We will no doubt use all our resources to get Action Lab book products into stores and onto the shelves of comic book, specialty stores, and other top book-related retailer’s world-wide, reaching a larger, more diverse audience.”
ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT– Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business. Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment. Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis. Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCLESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, and Gale Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTER.
ABOUT DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (DBD)—DBD is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture merchandise available to bookstores, online retailers, libraries, schools, mass merchants and other retailers globally. DBD is the home to a number of world class publishers including Dark Horse Comics, publisher of award-winning and best-selling creators & series including Joss Whedon, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Legend of Zelda, Conan and the Star Wars franchise; IDW, publisher of Transformers & My Little Pony; Image Comics, publisher of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and Brian K. Vaughan’s SAGA; Dynamite Entertainment, publisher of the Green Hornet; and many others. For more information, visit Diamond Books on the web at www.diamondbookdistributors.com.
ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.