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Who is Diamond Comic Distributors?

Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. was established in 1982 to provide comic book specialty retailers with wholesale, non-returnable comic books, graphic novels and related pop-culture merchandise.

After almost more than 30 years of service, Diamond has become the world's largest distributor of English-language comics and related merchandise at the nexus of comics and pop-culture.



Can I buy comic books or other merchandise from Diamond?

Since Diamond is a wholesale distributor, it only sells to retailers who have accounts with Diamond.

If you are a retailer interested in opening an account with Diamond, please visit our Retailer Services Website for more information.

If you are a consumer and would like to find a comic shop near you, please visit the Comic Shop Locator Service website. You'll be provided with comic shops in your area.



What is PREVIEWS?

PREVIEWS is Diamond's monthly mag-a-log (catalog and magazine) of comic books, graphic novels and other pop culture merchandise which is on sale every month in comic book shops nationwide. Each month, PREVIEWS includes listings for almost every comic book scheduled to be on sale, approximately two months in the future. You'll find complete descriptions of each upcoming issue, how much they will cost, thier format and other points of interest. PREVIEWS also provides information on other merchandise, too, including toys, books, games, videos and much more.



How can I buy the merchandise featured in Previews?

You can order any item you see in PREVIEWS! Every item is available from your local shop and will be in their store beginning in approximately two months time. You can go to your local comic book specialty store and request a copy of the Customer Order Form when you buy the printed PREVIEWS catalog -- the store will pre-order the item(s) just for you! In addition, many shops operate a “Pull and Hold” subscription service whereby they will regularly order your monthly comic books and hold them for you to pick up later. Check with your local comics shop for more details!

If you would like to find a comic shop in your area, please visit the Comic Shop Locator Service online. You'll be provided with contact information for comic shops in your area.


What are today's comic books like?

Comic books have changed significantly since they first found their way into pop culture so many decades ago. In today's comic shops, consumers can find comic books featuring everything from classic super-heroes like DC Comics' Batman and Marvel Comics' Spider-Man to titles featuring nearly every subject under the sun.

Visit a comic shop near you today to see all that today's comics have to offer!



How can I find a comic book shop near me?

Diamond operates the Comic Shop Locator Service (CSLS) website, an innovative tool that allows consumers to find comic book shops in their area

Comicshoplocator.com allows users to enter their ZIP code into a graphical interface, which then rewards them with detailed information on the stores closest to their location.

Fans can also dial our, toll-free number -- (888) COMIC-BOOK (266-4226) -- and enter their ZIP code into the CSLS’s touch-tone interface to receive information on shops nearby

What is Free Comic Book Day?

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. The annual event, happes the first Saturday in May each year.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com!