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January 28, 2014

Your 2013 Diamond Gem Awards Winners

imageDiamond Comic Distributors, Inc. has named its Gem Awards winners for the 2013 iteration of their awards, as caught by Kevin Melrose over at Robot 6.

I would suppose one useful way to read these is according to the way they're conducted. So take note of the categories as representative of how Diamond looks at the various services they offer, and process the winners as those in that category that have made an perceptible impact on the voting base -- direct market retailers. The winners are:

2013 Comic Book Publisher of the Year -- Over 4%
* Image Comics

2013 Comic Book Publisher of the Year -- Under 4%
* BOOM! Studios

2013 Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher of the Year
* Marvel Comics

2013 Comic Book of the Year -- Under $3
* Afterlife with Archie #1 (Archie Comics)

2013 Comic Book of the Year -- Over $3
* Superior Spider-Man #1 NOW! (Marvel Comics)

2013 Top Dollar Comic of the Year
* Superman Unchained #1

2013 Licensed Comic of the Year
* The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #1 (Dark Horse)

2013 Magazine of the Year
* Batman Automobilia Figure Collectors Magazine (Eaglemoss)

2013 Backlist Publisher of the Year
* DC Entertainment

2013 Original GN of the Year
* Hellboy: Midnight Circus HC (Dark Horse)

2013 Reprint TP or HC of the Year
* Batman: Death of the Family Vol. 3 HC (DC Entertainment)

2013 Licensed TP or HC of the Year
* My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 1 TP (IDW Publishing)

2013 Manga TP of the Year
* Lone Wolf & Cub Omnibus Vol. 1 TP (Dark Horse)

2013 Manga Publisher of the Year
* VIZ Media

2013 Anthology of the Year
* Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)

image2013 Indie GN of the Year
* March: Book One TP (Top Shelf Productions)

2013 Trade Book of the Year
* Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia HC (Dark Horse)

2013 Best Free Comic Book Day Book
* FCBD 2013 The Walking Dead Special (Image Comics)

2013 Best All-Ages Series
* Adventure Time (BOOM! Studios)

2013 Best New Comic Book Series
* East of West (Image Comics)

2013 Game Manufacturer of the Year
* Wizkids/NECA

2013 Game Product of the Year
* The Walking Dead: Monopoly PX (USAopoly)

2013 Toy Manufacturer of the Year
* DC Collectibles

2013 Toy Product of the Year
* DC Comics Super Villains: The Joker Action Figure (DC Collectibles)

2013 Toy Line of the Year
* POP! Vinyl Figures (Funko)

2013 Collectible Statue of the Year
* DC Comics Bombshells: Harley Quinn Statue (DC Collectibles)



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