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Diamond & Dynamic Forces Make New Distribution Agreement

Official Press Release

Dynamic Forces has selected Diamond Comic Distributors as its exclusive distributor to the U.S. hobby and comic book specialty markets, effective June 7, 2004. In addition, Dynamic Forces has made Diamond's book-trade division, Diamond Book Distributors (DBD), the exclusive U.S. distributor of the manufacturer's products to the bookstore, library, warehouse, and mass merchandise markets.

Dynamic Forces (DF) is the comic book and collectible industry's top producer of limited edition comic books, lithographs, and more, with licenses from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Top Cow Productions, Universal Studios, Revolution Studios' Hellboy, MGM's Army of Darkness, Pressman Films' The Crow, Sony Pictures' Underworld, T2, Hasbro's G.I. Joe, Sandy Frank Productions' Battle of the Planets (G-Force), Jim Starlin's Dreadstar, Howard Chaykin's American Flagg!, Frank Miller's Sin City, and many other industry giants. Recent product line expansions include: action figures, vinyl and poly resin statues, lunchboxes, trading cards, lithographs, giclees, apparel, and more.

"Dynamic Forces is a pioneer and innovator in the comic book field," said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. "The company has brought a level of property merchandising to comics that had previously been seen only in the film and music worlds. As a result, comic book properties have greater reach, greater appeal, and greater marketability."

"Bill and the team at Diamond have impressed us with just how far they've gotten in such a short time on the book side. And of course Diamond has been the leader in the comic book and hobby markets for years," said Dynamic Forces President Nick Barrucci. "This makes for a terrific one-two punch for a company like Dynamic Forces, where we have product lines that appeal to multiple audiences in different markets. When you combine our enthusiasm for the projects with Diamond's knowledge and appreciation of the systems to distribute, you come up with a truly dynamic force!"

Diamond's Sales Team will continue to work with comic book and hobby stores on behalf of Dynamic Forces, and will immediately begin working with bookstores, book wholesalers, warehouse clubs, mass merchandisers, and libraries to place the company's products across the country.

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