Mad Cave Studios is the latest publisher join Lunar Distribution, starting today. They will remain with Diamond for comics shop distro, but join a growing list of indie publishers  – Oni, Ahoy, Scout – who are working with Lunar (see our distro cheat sheet at the end of the post!) They are distributed to bookstores by Simon & Schuster.

Mad Cave has been on an expansion movement of late, with acquisitions and hirings. And Lunar fit into those plans, according to publisher Christopher Fernandez. “Lunar Distribution has shown Mad Cave Studios a tangible excitement in regard to the comic book market. Lunar’s focus on providing amazing customer service to retailers and Publishers alike, aligns perfectly with Mad Cave’s goals moving forward.”

Added SVP Mark Irwin “Lunar Distribution represents another step in Mad Cave’s evolution to become a full-service publisher, catering to all markets.”

“We are very excited to add Mad Cave to the Lunar family. They have shown tremendous growth and an eye for reaching a new type of reader,” said Lunar Distribution co-founder Christina Merkler. “We look forward to partnering with them to provide content to retailers that consumers are craving and to grow the overall readership in the direct market.”

Details on the roll out:

With plans to expand its slate into 2023 and beyond, Mad Cave will join Lunar with Mark London’s newest title Hunt. Kill. Repeat #1 (March 2023) alongside the first issue from the new Nottingham Anthology #1, which was recently announced at NYCC:

Mad Cave will also continue the acclaimed series below with Lunar:

And our updated scorecard!

Publisher Comics Shops Bookstores
Ablaze Diamond ?
Ahoy Diamond, Lunar S&S
Andrews McMeel ? S&S
Aftershock Diamond ?
Archie Diamond PRH
AWA Diamond, Lunar S&S
Behemoth Diamond S&S
Black Mask Diamond S&S
Boom Diamond S&S
Dark Horse PRH PRH
DC Lunar, Universal PRH
Devil’s Due Diamond S&S
Dynamite Diamond Diamond
Heavy Metal Diamond S&S
Hiveworks ? S&S
Humanoids Diamond S&S
Image Diamond Diamond
Keenspot Diamond S&S
Kodansha Diamond PRH
Legendary Diamond S&S
Mad Cave Diamond, Lunar S&S
Marvel PRH PRH
Oni Diamond, Lunar S&S
Rebellion Diamond S&S
Red 5 Diamond S&S
Rocketship Diamond S&S
Scout Diamond, Lunar ?
Seven Seas Diamond PRH
Source Point Diamond S&S
Titan Diamond PRH
Valiant Diamond ?
Vault Diamond S&S
Viz Diamond S&S
Yen Press Diamond Hachette
Z2 Diamond, Lunar S&S
Zenescope Diamond ?