Press Release

Diamond Comic Distributors announces that Cryptozoic Entertainment has expanded its distribution agreement with the company, making Diamond the worldwide distributor of Cryptozoic’s merchandise product lines within the comic book specialty market and other select online and specialty retailers. This agreement extends Diamond’s current rights to distribute Cryptozoic’s board games and trading cards.

“We are pleased to expand our existing relationship with Cryptozoic through this agreement, which not only enables us to distribute their upcoming brand new line-up of collectibles and merchandise to comic shops; but also allows us to work closely with them to grow their presence in other diverse markets. We are excited to build upon what was already a strong business partnership and looking forward to exploring the many opportunities that it presents for both companies.” said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing, John Wurzer.

Since 2010, Cryptozoic has produced some of the best-selling board games, trading cards and other products based on comic books, TV shows, movies and more that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Their games include the DC Comics™ Deck Building Game, The Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and more table top games and trading cards. In addition, Cryptozoic organizes and hosts events worldwide to bring the gaming community together.

“Diamond provides the experience and distribution channels to successfully launch our new merchandise lines,” said Bill Schanes, COO of Cryptozoic. “We are excited to work together to achieve sales goals and expand distribution to the comic book specialty retailers and targeted specialty mass-market retail accounts.”

New retailers interested in purchasing Cryptozoic merchandise from Diamond are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com or via phone at 443-318-8001. To find Cryptozoic collectibles and more, visit your local comic book shop. To find a comic shop, go to www.comicshoplocator.com.

ABOUT CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT – Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and Ghostbusters™:The Board Game, one of the most funded tabletop games in Kickstarter history. Following a philosophy and core principle of “Fans First,” the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events and news.

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.

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