Massive Joins Deluxe Publishers Tier
May 19, 2023
Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise, is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Massive Publishing, as Massive moves into the Deluxe Tier of publishers.
Massive will be joining AfterShock Comics, Titan Comics, ABLAZE Publishing, Frank Miller Presents (FMP), and Opus Comics in Diamond Comic Distributors’ Deluxe Tier of publishers. The Deluxe Tier features preferred coverage in the PREVIEWS catalog and expanded support on the PREVIEWSworld website. Massive will move into the Deluxe Tier beginning in the June 2023 PREVIEWS catalog.
“We are thrilled to expand the Massive Publishing line, offering even more diverse and exciting stories to our readers as we join this prestigious group of industry leaders,” said Michael Calero, Massive Publishing CEO and Co-Publisher. “Our team is grateful for the dedicated retailers that supported our first imprint, Whatnot Publishing, and we can’t wait for them to see what we do next.”
After distributing over 800,000 units to comic shops around the world through their Whatnot Publishing imprint, Massive is now pivoting to expand their publishing line and create a central hub for new imprints and creative partnerships. With a focus on original voices and genre-pushing creators, Massive aims to expand their reach in the comic book specialty market in a way that’s healthy for the industry and grows comic readership in an exciting way.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Massive and include them alongside our other Deluxe Publishing Partners,” said Tim Lenaghan, Chief Purchasing Officer for Geppi Family Enterprises. “Their commitment to telling quality stories has resulted in impressive sales that position them as a publisher on the rise.”