Diamond Comic Distributors, the leader in the distribution of comic books, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise, announced TCGplayer as its presenting sponsor for Free Comic Book Day 2023.
TCGplayer is the leading technology platform for the collectibles industry and operator of the largest online marketplace for trading card games. The company connects thousands of hobby gaming businesses with collectors across the globe, recently expanding its platform to enable the trading of comic books and trade paperbacks.
“At TCGplayer, we connect hobbyists and retailers online and within their local communities continually improving the exchange of collectibles,” TCGplayer Chief Marketing Officer Aman Devgan said. “This commitment is directly aligned with the mission of Free Comic Book Day, which is why TCGplayer is thrilled to participate as the presenting sponsor of the event. I look forward to celebrating alongside our collectibles community and would like to thank Diamond Comic Distributors, Geppi Family Enterprises, and the participating publishers and retailers for bringing this historic day to life.”
Launched in 2002, Free Comic Book Day is one the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual events, with participating local comic shops around the world giving away free comics to all their patrons as a way to promote local comic shops and their unique places within their communities. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, with over 2,000 comic shops expected to participate.
“TCGplayer is a tremendous fit for Free Comic Book Day,” Geppi Family Enterprises Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Kathy Govier said. “They are an incredible brand, dedicated to the collectible industry and with their expansion into comic books, they are the perfect partner for Free Comic Book Day. TCGplayer’s participation will enhance the experience for both retailers and fans. We are very excited to have them on board in such a prestigious capacity.”
TCGplayer’s expansion into the comic book market is about improving the connections between hobbyists and retailers. Backed by its industry-leading tools and a comprehensive buyer safeguard, TCGplayer lets hobbyists shop from thousands of local hobby stores on one convenient platform. The company is committed to ensuring retailers have the solutions and services needed to delight their customers, making it easy to take their brick and mortar store online. Build your collection today by visiting www.tcgplayer.com. For more information about selling comic books with TCGplayer visit https://seller.tcgplayer.com/sell-with-us/marketplace.