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A Letter of Thanks to Retailers

Feb. 2, 2012

Dear Retailers,

As you know, last Thursday, January 26th, was the last day to place initial orders for Diamond Comics’ 2012 Free Comic Book Day and we wanted to thank you for your extremely generous orders supporting the first-ever FCBD graphic novella, Mouse Guard, Labyrinth and Other Stories! Due to the long lead time required to hit the delivery date, we have officially placed our print run to cover all of the initial orders received by Diamond, plus an extra 15% buffer to cover any late orders.

Since becoming a Gold Sponsor in 2009, this has been the greatest order size to date. This would not have been possible without the support of Joe Field and the FCBD Committee, Bill Schanes and Diamond Comics, all the amazing Retailers who believe in supporting independent publishers, the wonderful Fans who buy independent comics, and, of course, the incredible Creators who have contributed to this book.

I look forward to seeing those retailers that will be in attendance at ComicsPro next week. And, most importantly, we look forward to this being the best FCBD yet and hope our little book brings you many new lifetime customers!

PJ Bickett
CEO & President
Archaia Entertainment, LLC