Image And Boom Win Diamond's Publisher Of The Year

Image (5)Well it was an honour to be nominated… as voted on by retailers in the comic book direct market, the Diamond Gem Awards, in full, with nominations

2014 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 4% – Image Comics
Also nominated:
Dark Horse Comics
DC Comics
IDW Publishing
Marvel Comics

2014 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 4% – BOOM! Studios
Also nominated:
Archie Comics
Avatar Press
Dynamite Entertainment
Oni Press
Titan Comics
Valiant Entertainment
VIZ Media
Zenescope Entertainment

2014 Backlist Publisher of the Year – DC Comics
Also nominated:
Dark Horse Comics
IDW Publishing
Image Comics
Marvel Comics
VIZ Media
Zenescope Entertainment

And a non voteable award for 2014 Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher
Of The Year to Marvel Comics

2014 Comic Book of the Year – Under $3.00 – Ms. Marvel #1 – Marvel
Also nominated:
Afterlife With Archie #6 – Archie Comics
Batgirl #35 – DC Comics
Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #1 – Image Comics
The Devilers #1 – Dynamite Entertainment
Whedon Three Way One-shot – Dark Horse Comics

2014 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.00 – Thor #1 – Marvel Comics
Also nominated:
Big Trouble in Little China #1 – BOOM! Studios
Bunker #1 – Oni Press
Crossed +100 #1 – Avatar Press
Hellboy and the BPRD #1 – Dark Horse Comics
Life with Archie #36 – Archie Comics
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1 – IDW Publishing
Low #1 – Image Comics
Multiversity #1 – DC Comics
The Valiant #1 – Valiant Entertainment

Another non-voteable award, 2014 Top Dollar Comic of the Year – Amazing Spider-Man #1 2014 Licensed Comic of the Year – Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 – Dark Horse Comics
Also nominated:
Bob's Burgers #1 – Dynamite Entertainment
Figment #1 – Marvel Comics
Scribblenauts Unmasked: Crisis of Imagination #1 – DC Comics
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1 – IDW Publishing

2014 Best New Comic Book Series – Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta – Image Comics
Also nominated:
Django/Zorro – Dynamite Entertainment
Doctor Who – Titan Comics
Grayson – DC Comics
Lumberjanes – BOOM! Studios
Rai – Valiant Entertainment
Rocket Raccoon – Marvel Comics
Serenity Leaves On the Wind – Dark Horse
The Bunker – Oni Press

2014 Original Graphic Novel of the Year – Batman: Earth One TP – DC Comics
Also nominated:
Adventure Time Original GN Vol. 3: Seeing Red – BOOM! Studios
Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West GN Vol. 1 – First Second Books
Blacksad: Amarillo HC- Dark Horse Comics
Nemo: Roses of Berlin HC- Top Shelf Productions
Noah HC – Image Comics
Seconds: A Graphic Novel – Ballantine Books
Sisters GN/HC – Graphix
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation OGN HC- Marvel Comics

2014 Indie GN of the Year – Andre the Giant: Life & Legend GN – :01 First Second Books
Also nominated:
Bumperhead HC – Drawn & Quarterly
Charles Burns' Sugar Skull GN – Pantheon Books
Hip Hop Family Tree GN Vol. 02 – Fantagraphics
Strong Female Protagonist GN Book 01 – Top Shelf Productions

2014 Reprint TP or HC of the Year – Batman: Death of the Family Book & Joker Mask Set- DC Comics
Also nominated:
Afterlife with Archie TP Vol. 01: Escape from Riverdale PX Ed. – Archie Comics
Cannon: Wally Wood HC- Fantagraphics Books
Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning Complete Coll. TP Vol. 01- Marvel Comics
Saga Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 01 – Image Comics
Scott Pilgrim Color HC Vol. 05 – Oni Press
Steranko: Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD Artist's Ed. HC- IDW Publishing
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century HC Complete Ed. – Top Shelf Productions
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys TP- Dark Horse Comics

2014 Licensed TP or HC of the Year – Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search Library Ed. HC – Dark Horse Comics
Also nominated:
Disney Rosa Duck Library HC Vol. 01: Uncle Scrooge: Son of the Sun – Fantagraphics Books
Disney's Frozen Cinestory – Joe Books Inc.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TP Vol. 03 – DC Comics
Kingdom Hearts 358 /2 Days GN Vol. 02 – Yen Press
Lego: Legends of Chima GN Vol. 01: High Risk – Papercutz
Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne Prem. HC – Marvel Comics
Skylanders: The Kaos Trap – IDW Publishing

2014 Anthology of the Year – Dark Horse Presents 2014 #1 – Dark Horse Comics
Also nominated:
CBLDF Presents Liberty HC – Image Comics
Complete Zap Comix HC Box Set – Fantagraphics Books
Original Sins #1 – #5 – Marvel Comics
Spera Ascension of the Starless HC Vol. 01 – BOOM! Studios
Vertigo Quarterly #1 Cyan – DC Comics
Witzend HC Box Set: Wally Wood – Fantagraphics Books

2014 Best All-Ages Series – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – IDW Publishing
Also nominated:
Adventure Time – BOOM! Studios
Avatar the Last Airbender – Dark Horse Comics
Donald Duck Minis – Fantagraphics Books
Figment – Marvel Comics
Howtoons Reignition – Image Comics
Lego: Legends of Chima – Papercutz
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? – DC Comics
Skyward – Action Lab Entertainment

2014 Best Free Comic Book Day Book – FCBD 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy – Marvel Comics
Also nominated:
FCBD 2014 Archie Digest #1 – Archie Comics
FCBD 2014 Bongo Free-for-All – Bongo
FCBD 2014 DC The New 52: Futures End Spec. Ed. – DC Comics
FCBD 2014 DH Avatar/Hellboy/Juice Squeezers – Dark Horse Comics
FCBD 2014 Hello Kitty Surprise – Perfect Square
FCBD 2014 KaBOOM! Summer Blast – BOOM!
FCBD 2014 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Papercutz
FCBD 2014 Rise of the Magi – Image Comics
FCBD 2014 SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies- United Plankton Pictures
FCBD 2014 Transformers vs. GI Joe – IDW Publishing
FCBD 2014 Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge/Donald Duck: Gravity – Fantagraphics Books

2014 Manga Publisher of the Year – VIZ Media
Also nominated are:
Dark Horse Comics
Fantagraphics Books
Kodansha Comics
Seven Seas Entertainment
Vertical Inc.
Yen Press

2014 Manga TP of the Year – Attack on Titan: Before the Fall GN Vol. 01 – Kodansha Comics
Also nominated:
Deadman Wonderland GN Vol. 01 – Viz Media
Naruto GN – Viz Media
New Lone Wolf and Cub TP Vol. 01 – Dark Horse Comics
Nijigahara Holograph HC – Fantagraphics Books
Sword Art Online: Fairy GN Vol. 01 – Yen Press

2014 Magazine of the Year – MAD Magazine – DC Comics
Also nominated:
Bleeding Cool Magazine – Avatar Press
DC Masterpiece Figure Collection Magazine Batman 75th Anniversary Set – Eaglemoss Publications
Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years – Panini Publishing Ltd.
Fangoria Presents Scream Factory Special – Starlog Group
Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine Special Ed. – Marvel Comics
The Walking Dead Magazine – Titan Publishing

2014 Trade Book of the Year – The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol. 44 – Gemstone Publishing
Also nominated:
75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen HC – Taschen America L.L.C.
Attack on Titan Guidebook SC – Kodansha Comics
Comics Journal Library TP Vol. 09 Zap Interviews – Fantagraphics Books
Goodnight Darth Vader HC – Touchstone
Hellboy: The First 20 Years HC – Dark Horse Comics
Marvel Masterworks: Famous Firsts 75th Anniversary Slipcase Set 2nd Ed. – Marvel Comics
Paul Pope: Monsters & Titans – Battling Boy Art on Tour SC – Image Comics
Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging HC – IDW Publishing

2014 Game Manufacturer of the Year – Wizards of the Coast
Also nominated:
Cryptozoic Entertainment
Fantasy Flight Publishing
Paizo Publishing

2014 Game Product of the Year – Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men Starter Set
Also nominated:
DC Deck Building Game Crisis Expansion Pack 1
Dungeons & Dragons Next Starter Game Set
Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide
Star Wars RPG Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook

2014 Toy Manufacturer of the Year – Funko
Also nominated:
DC Collectibles
Diamond Select Toys
Good Smile Company
Monogram International

2014 Toy Product of the Year – DC Comics Super Villains Harley Quinn AF – DC Collectibles
Also nominated:
Arkham Asylum: Joker PX Bust Bank – Monogram
DC Comics Designer Series 1: Capullo Batman AF – DC Collectibles
Game of Thrones Figure: Daenerys – Dark Horse Comics
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link Figma AF – Max Factory
Marvel Select: Classic Hawkeye AF – Diamond Select Toys
X-Men Legends 6" AF 8-pc. Asst. – Hasbro

2014 Toy Line of the Year – Batman Animated – DC Collectibles
Also nominated:
Breaking Bad – Mezco
DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai – Square Enix
Game of Thrones Figures – Dark Horse Comics
Marvel Select – Diamond Select Toys
Walking Dead TV Series 5 – TMP

2014 Collectible Statue of the Year – Batman Black & White: Harley Quinn 2nd Ed. Statue – DC Collectibles
Also nominated:
DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue – DC Collectibles
Marvel Comics Avengers NOW: Hulk ArtFX+ Statue – Koto Inc.
The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes Resin Statue – TMP Toys /McFarlane Toys

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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