Diamond Named Booktrade Distributor for MV Creations

Official Press Release

Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) and MV Creations have announced a distribution agreement that makes DBD the exclusive U.S. distributor of the publisher's English-language graphic novels to the bookstore, library, warehouse, mass merchandise and direct markets.

Launched in 1996 as a creative outlet for friends Val Staples and Matt Tyree, MV Creations has since grown into a thriving comic book publisher. In 2001, the company acquired the license to create comic books based on the popular 1980s toy/cartoon property Masters of the Universe, currently enjoying a massive resurgence in interest, along with a new cartoon series on Cartoon Network. Since gaining the Masters of the Universe license, MVCreations has expanded its line to include other licensed properties - Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, Rob Zombie's Spookshow International - as well as the critically acclaimed original title Tales of the Realm.

"Val and Matt have established a company that is flexible, dynamic, and popular," said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. "MV Creations blends today's talent and production values with timeless concepts that attract a wide range of interest."

"We're very excited to be working alongside Diamond," said MVCreations' Val Staples. "With their extensive resources and ever-increasing presence in the booktrade market, we know our products will reach the best and largest possible consumer audience."

Diamond's Sales Team will begin working with bookstores, book wholesalers, warehouse clubs, mass merchandisers, and libraries to place MV Creations' titles across the country. "Whether it's a new spin on nostalgic favorites or pushing ahead to new territory, MV Creations is there," Schanes added, "and ready for the challenge."

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