Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the nominees for the 2017 Diamond Gem Awards.

Awarded by Diamond Comics Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of English-language comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture related merchandise, the Gem Awards are recognized within the comic book industry as a pinnacle of achievement for publishers, selected by a panel of Diamond product specialists based on sales performance and quality.

2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 3%

  • DC Comics
  • Image Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • IDW Publishing
  • Dark Horse Comics

2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 3%

  • BOOM! Studios
  • Aftershock Comics
  • Valiant Entertainment
  • Dynamite Entertainment
  • Titan Comics

2017 Comic Book of the Year $3.99 or Under

  • Batman #24 – DC Comics
  • The Walking Dead #167 – Image Comics
  • X-O Manowar (2017) #1 – Valiant Entertainment
  • Babyteeth #1 – Aftershock Comics
  • Edge of Venomverse #1 (of 5) – Marvel Comics

2017 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.99

  • Doomsday Clock #1 (of 12) – DC Comics
  • Marvel Legacy #1 – Marvel Comics
  • TMNT Ongoing #75 – IDW Publishing
  • Royal City #1 – Image Comics

2017 Licensed Comic of the Year

  • Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1 – Marvel Comics
  • John Wick #1 – Dynamite Entertainment
  • Rick & Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 (of 5) – Oni Press
  • Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 – Dark Horse Comics
  • Robotech #1 – Titan Comics

2017 Magazine of the Year

  • Heavy Metal – Heavy Metal Magazine
  • Image + – Image Comics
  • Mad Magazine – DC Comics
  • Back Issue – Twomorrows Publishing
  • Doctor Who Magazine – Panini Publishing Ltd

2017 Backlist Publisher of the Year

  • DC Comics
  • Image Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • Dark Horse Comics

2017 Reprint TP or HC of the Year

  • The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan – Image Comics
  • Batman, Volume 1: I Am Gotham (Rebirth) – DC Comics
  • Black Hammer, volume 1: Secret Origins
  • Creepshow GN – Gallery 13
  • Unworthy Thor TP – Marvel Comics

2017 Licensed TP or HC of the Year

  • Batman TMNT, volume 1 – DC Comics
  • Rick & Morty, volume 4 – Oni Press
  • Star Wars: Darth Maul – Marvel Comics
  • The Flintstones, volume 1 – DC Comics
  • Voltron Legendary Defender, volume 1 – Lion Forge

2017 Manga TP of the Year

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, volume 1 – Viz Media
  • Ghost in the Shell Deluxe RTL Edition, volume 1 – Kodansha Comics
  • My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness – Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Berserk, volume 38 – Dark Horse Comics

2017 Manga Publisher of the Year

  • Viz Media
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • Tokyopop
  • Kodansha Comics

2017 Anthology of the Year

  • Love is Love GN – IDW Publishing
  • Thor by Walt Simonson Omnibus, New Ptg – Marvel Comics
  • Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years – DC Comics
  • Dark Horse Book of Horror – Dark Horse Comics

2017 Indie Graphic Novel of the Year

  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters GN Vol. 1, Fantagraphics Books
  • Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald Trump, IDW Publishing
  • Black History in Its Own Words, Image Comics
  • Providence HC Act 1 – Final Ptg., Avatar Press

2017 Trade Book of the Year

  • The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts HC, Dark Horse Comics
  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition HC Cvrs. A & B, IDW Publishing
  • The Art of Rick & Morty HC, Dark Horse Comics
  • Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales HC, BOOM! Studios
  • Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology HC, WW Norton

2017 Game Manufacturer of the Year

  • WizKids
  • IDW Games
  • Paizo, Inc.
  • Green Ronin Publishing

2017 Game Product of the Year

  • Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool and X-Force Booster Brick, WizKids/NECA
  • Starfinder RPG Core Rulebook HC, Paizo, Inc.
  • Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City Card Game, IDW Games
  • Critical Role: Tal Dorei Campaign Setting HC, Green Ronin Publishing

2017 Toy Manufacturer of the Year

  • Funko
  • DC Collectibles
  • Diamond Select Toys
  • Hasbro
  • Mezco

2017 Toy Product of the Year

  • POP! Rides: Marvel Classic Ghost Rider with Bike PREVIEWS Exclusive Vinyl Figure – Funko
  • DC Rebirth Justice League Action Figure 7-pack – DC Collectibles
  • One:12 Collective Marvel PREVIEWS Exclusive Punisher Deluxe Action Figure – Mezco
  • Marvel Gallery: Dr. Strange PVC Figure – Diamond Select Toys
  • Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn PREVIEWS Exclusive MAF EX – MEDICOM Toy Corporation

2017 Toy Line of the Year

  • POP! – Funko
  • Marvel Gallery – Diamond Select Toys
  • DC TV – DC Collectibles
  • One:12 – Mezco
  • ArtFX – Kotobukiya

2017 Collectible Statue of the Year

  • DC Designer Series: The Joker by Brian Bolland Statue – DC Collectibles
  • The Walking Dead (TV): Daryl Dixon Limited Edition Statue – McFarlane Toys
  • Marvel Milestones: Armored Thor Statue – Diamond Select Toys
  • One Punch Man: Saitama Statue – First 4 Figures

Best FCBD Title

  • FCBD 2017 I Hate Image – Image Comics
  • FCBD 2017 Secret Empire #1 – Marvel Comics
  • FCBD 2017 Wonder Woman #1 Special Edition – DC Comics
  • FCBD 2017 Rick & Morty – Oni Press
  • FCBD 2017 Betty & Veronica #1 – Archie Comics

2017 Best All Ages Series

  • DuckTales – IDW Publishing
  • Scooby-Doo Team-up – DC Comics
  • Invader Zim – Oni Press
  • Lumberjanes – BOOM! Studios
  • Usagi Yojimbo – Dark Horse Comics

2017 Best All Ages Original/Reprint GN

  • DC Super Hero Girls, volume 4: Past Times at Super Hero High, DC Comics
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, volume 3: The Smartest There Is – Marvel Comics
  • My Little Pony Movie Prequel – IDW Publishing
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle Extravagonzo – Dark Horse Comics

2017 Best New Comic Book Series

  • Redneck – Image Comics
  • Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: Shadows – Dark Horse Comics
  • Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man – Marvel Comics
  • Future Quest Presents – DC Comics
  • Bloodshot: Salvation – Valiant Entertainment

2017 Original Graphic Novel of the Year

  • Wonder Woman Earth One, volume 1 – DC Comics
  • Hellboy Into The Silent Sea – Dark Horse Comics
  • Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, volume 1 – Dark Horse Comics
  • Deadpool Bad Blood OGN – Marvel Comics
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, volume 1 – Fantagraphics Books

via IDW Publishing and Newsarama

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