Winners Of The Diamond Gem Awards For 2017 Annouced: DC, Marvel, Image, IDW Top List

by Hannah Means Shannon


Diamond has announced the winners of the 2017 Diamond Gem Awards, selected by comic retailers honoring success in terms of sales within the comics industry.
Here’s a look at this year’s winners:
DC Entertainment was named Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Over 3% Market Share) in 2017.
In addition, DC took home 7 Gem Awards:
Comic Book of the Year $3.99 or Under with Batman #24
Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.99 with Doomsday Clock #1 (of 12)
Backlist Publisher of the Year
Licensed TP or HC of the Year with Batman TMNT, volume 1, shared with IDW Publishing
Best All-Ages Original/Reprint Graphic Novel with DC Super Hero Girls TP volume 4: Past Times at Super Hero High
Original Graphic Novel of the Year with Wonder Woman Earth One, volume 1.
DC Collectibles won Collectible Statue of the Year with the DC Designer Series: The Joker by Brian Bolland Statue.
 
Marvel Comics won 3 Gem Awards, including:
-Top Dollar Market Share Publisher of the Year
-Top Dollar Comic Book of the Year for Marvel Legacy #1
-Licensed Comic of the Year with Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1.
 
Image Comics received 3 Gem Awards, including:
-Reprint TP or HC of the Year with The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan
-Best Free Comic Book Day Book with FCBD 2017 I Hate Image
-Best New Comic Book Series for Redneck
 
IDW Publishing also received three Gem Awards, including:
-Anthology of the Year with Love is Love GN
-Best All Ages Series with Ducktales,
-Licensed TP or HC of the Year with Batman TMNT, volume 1 shared with DC Comics
 
Dark Horse Comics took the Gem Award for Trade Book of the Year with The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts HC.
AfterShock Comics was recognized as New Publisher of the Year for 2017.
VIZ Media won Manga Publisher of the Year.
Diamond Select Toys won for Toy Product of the Year with the Marvel Gallery: Dr. Strange PVC Figure.
 
Here’s the full rundown of Gem Awards given out:
2017 Diamond Gem Award Suppliers of the Year
2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 3%: DC Comics
2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 3%: Aftershock Comics
2017 Backlist Publisher of the Year: DC Comics
2017 Manga Publisher of the Year: VIZ Media
2017 Game Manufacturer of the Year: WizKids
2017 Toy Manufacturer of the Year: Funko
 
2017 Diamond Gem Award Products of the Year
2017 Comic Book of the Year – Under $3.99: Batman #24, DC Comics
2017 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.99: Doomsday Clock #1 (of 12), DC Comics
2017 Best New Comic Book Series: Redneck, Image Comics
2017 Best All Ages Series: DuckTales, IDW Publishing
2017 Best All Ages Original/Reprint GN: DC Super Hero Girls, volume 4: Past Times at Super Hero High, DC Comics
2017 Licensed Comic of the Year: Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1, Marvel Comics
2017 Licensed TP or HC of the Year: Batman TMNT, volume 1, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
2017 Original Graphic Novel of the Year: Wonder Woman Earth One, volume 1, DC Comics
2017 Reprint TP or HC of the Year: The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan, Image Comics
2017 Indie Graphic Novel of the Year: My Favorite Thing is Monsters GN Vol. 1, Fantagraphics Books
2017 Manga TP of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Volume 1, VIZ Media
2017 Anthology of the Year: Love is Love GN, IDW Publishing
2017 Magazine of the Year: Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Magazine
2017 Trade Book of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts HC, Dark Horse Comics
2017 Best Free Comic Book Day Book: FCBD 2017 I Hate Image, Image Comics
2017 Game Product of the Year: Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool and X-Force Booster Brick, WizKids/NECA
2017 Toy Product of the Year: Marvel Gallery: Dr. Strange PVC Figure, Diamond Select Toys
2017 Toy Line of the Year: POP!, Funko
2017 Collectible Statue of the Year: DC Designer Series: The Joker by Brian Bolland Statue, DC Collectibles.
Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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