This anniversary image tops the redesigned Diamond Comic Distributors website home page | Source: Diamond Comic Distributors

Diamond Comic Distributors is celebrating its ruby anniversary today!

The company — now the largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merch in the world — officially opened for business on Feb. 1, 1982. That is when Diamond Comic Distributors CEO Steve Geppi transitioned away from being a local comic book retailer and into distribution.

Along with celebrating 40 years today, the company is hitting a few other milestones this year. The Previews catalog published its 400th issue last month, while Diamond’s customer service team celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Diamond’s 40th-anniversary logo | Source: Diamond Comic Distributors

Diamond plans to commemorate its 40th anniversary with a year-long celebration. This will include some 40th-anniversary Previews exclusives with commemorative logo stickers on the packaging, 40 weeks of special deals, commemorative ads inside Previews, a new look for the home page (which is live now), and more.

Additional details about these anniversary initiatives will be available soon.

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley was a Senior Editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covered all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.