Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. offers "More Services For Your Success" than just distributing new product. Along with these innovative services, Diamond has also developed a language to describe them. So, in an effort to provide you with a complete understanding of our services and the terms Diamond uses to define them, we have compiled the Diamond Dictionary as one more service for you.
You will notice that individual definitions may refer to other terms in this dictionary. In such cases, these terms will appear in bold face type to let you know that separate definitions for them are also listed herein. (They also appear in bold face type when separately referenced by a "See also" notation.)
Please be aware that Diamond acts as the Exclusive Sales Agent for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics. Under these arrangements, these suppliers have the freedom to sell their products to retailers under their own Terms of Sale. Unless otherwise noted, definitions of terms pertaining to such issues as discounts, reorders, and order cancellations are made with regard to Diamond's Terms of Sale only. For specific details as they pertain to these suppliers, please refer to their individual Terms of Sale.
Please Note: The definitions of the services, which have been included in this edition, were verified as accurate at the time of publication. Since then, new services may have been created and existing services may have undergone modifications. For the most current information on Diamond's services, please refer to Diamond Dateline and Diamond Dialogue.