Diamond Comic Distributors and Diamond Book Distributors are expanding their partnership with Opus Comics. Diamond Book Distributors has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Opus Comics to exclusively distribute their books to North American and international book markets. Distribution to the comic book specialty market will continue to be handled exclusively by Diamond Comic Distributors, as Opus moves into Diamond’s Deluxe Tier of publishers.

Opus Comics was founded in 2021 by writer and creative director Llexi Leon, launching with over a dozen comic book titles based on some of the world’s best known music-related IP including Bill and Ted: Roll the Dice, Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer, and Evanescence: Echoes from the Void. An imprint of the multifaceted production company Incendium, Opus Comics’ goal is to feature the highest level of artwork and topnotch storytelling while putting fresh spins on iconic properties and building out long-term, highly collaborative partnerships when licensing characters, stories, and artwork.

“Diamond saw the potential in Opus Comics right from the start and provided us with the tools we needed to survive in a tough marketplace. Now that we’re taking our partnership to the next level, we will be equipped to thrive in both the Direct Market and the Book Market,” Opus Comics Executive Editor Denton J. Tipton said.

Driven by the company motto of “Myths, Monsters, and Metal,” the brand embraces ’80s and ’90s counterculture with a contemporary twist, exploring genre fiction, fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer launches an entire multiverse of Frazetta’s most famous creations, featuring a new tale of Kur, the cursed barbarian, as he takes up the protection of a woman and child against his better judgment. Frank Frazetta’s Dawn Attack reaches beyond the fantasy worlds of Death Dealer into a new realm of science fiction, bringing Frazetta’s epic painting of the same name to life as Princess Dawn leads her displaced people on a mission to reclaim their kingdom. From Grammy Award-winning rock band Evanescence, Echoes from the Void features adaptations of the band’s musical catalog in short stories created by an all-star cast of graphic artists, animators, illustrators, fine artists, screenwriters, and novelists. Conceived by Disturbed with Tim Seeley and Llexi Leon, Dark Messiah is a searing dystopian sci-fi universe where technology rules all and the population is managed through surveillance and mechanized policing, and where firefighter Griffin DeSanto is humanity’s last hope for liberation and independence

Opus will be joining AfterShock Comics, Titan Comics, ABLAZE Publishing, and Frank Miller Presents (FMP) 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. Opus will move into the Deluxe Tier beginning with the May 2023 PREVIEWS catalog.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Opus to the Deluxe Publisher tier!” Geppi Family Enterprises Chief Purchasing Officer Tim Lenaghan said. “Their business with Diamond has grown tremendously in a very short time and is a testament to the quality of their publishing program. We look forward to many years of working with another across all markets.”