October 26, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is proud to announce that the company will be attending Diamond Comics Distributors retail summit this week in Baltimore ahead of the esteemed Baltimore Comic Con. Dynamite is supporting at the Gold Sponsor level. The Dynamite team, led by Vince Letterio, Alan Payne, and Joseph Rybandt, will be meeting with retailers to discuss the industry, and sharing a sneak peek at projects around the corner that are sure to bring excitement to the fans and shake the industry.
Retailers from all across the country will be making the trek to the grand city of Baltimore, Maryland's convention center to meet together, with distributor Diamond, and with publishers to discuss business strategy and collaboration. Workshops and presentations will allow all parties from across the industry to share their expertise and insights.
"Though we're still navigating through difficult times with the pandemic and the economy, we consider it an incredible opportunity to have face to face conversations with our retailer partners, and proud to support Diamond's Seminar to help make this possible," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. " Vince, Alan, and Joseph will be on hand to speak to retailers together, and one on one. They are our partners in the industry, and having an open dialog is key to the growth of the industry. Dynamite has so many exciting plans around the corner to close out this year, kick into 2023, and beyond, that we're excited to share."
As a Gold Sponsor, Dynamite will be hosting one of the grand finale presentations in room 314 around dinner between 6:30 and 9:30 PM EST. Director of Direct Market Sales Vince Letterio will be leading the presentation to retailers. With over 30 years experience with tenures at DC Comics and with the historic retailer Steve's Comic Relief, Letterio brings the across the aisle insight to both Dynamite and this presentation. He'll be joined by VP of Sales and Marketing Alan Payne and other representatives from Dynamite including Executive Editor Joe Rybandt. Everyone is looking forward to meeting with the company's cherished retail partners. Retailers and attendees can also stop by Dynamite's Gold Sponsor booth in the exhibition area throughout the event to connect with the publisher.
In the presentation, Dynamite will be discussing a range of topics with retailers. This includes the company's year to year growth since 2019, thanks to the support of retailers and readers in supporting the latest products and stories that talented creators and editorial pull together for fans. Emphasis will also be placed on Dynamite's strong focus on collections and keeping them in stock, such as the smash hit The Boys omnibuses in both paperback and hardcover. Additionally Dynamite continues to release and keep in stock titles from the Vampirella and Red Sonja franchises, Brandon Sanderson's White Sand, and so much more.
One focus will be on the success so far of the right around the corner launches of Dynamite's collaboration with Disney, with Gargoyles and Darkwing Duck leading the way in December and January. Retailers have shown immense support for these titles, with exemplary initial orders and a wide range of exclusive variant covers to offer their customers.
Retailers will get to hear the initial plans ahead of time for Dynamite's huge Red Sonja relaunch coming next summer in celebration of the She-Devil With a Sword's 50th anniversary, which will parallel and step above and beyond from the editorial, marketing, and sales efforts enacted for Vampirella's same birthday in 2019. Teases will also be shared for similar initiatives in progress for the dual 30th anniversaries of Army of Darkness and the Chaos! library of characters.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.