Star Wars, Paper Girls, Lumberjanes And Funko Are The Big Winners Of The Diamond Gem Awards 2015

gemThese are the winners of the Diamond Comic Distributors Gem Awards as voted on by comic book retailers. Winners are in bold, with the nominees below…

Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 4%

Image Comics

Dark Horse Comics
DC Comics
IDW Publishing
Marvel Comics

2015 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 4%

BOOM! Studios

Archie Comics
Avatar Press
Dynamite Entertainment
Oni Press
Titan Comics
Valiant Entertainment
VIZ Media

2015 Backlist Publisher of the Year

DC Comics

BOOM! Studios
Dark Horse Comics
IDW Publishing
Image Comics
Marvel Comics
VIZ Media

Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher of the Year

Marvel Comics

2015 Comic Book of the Year – Under $3.00

Paper Girls #1 – Image Comics

Hellboy in Hell #7 – Dark Horse Comics
Ms. Marvel #16 – Marvel Comics
Starfire #1 – DC Comics

2015 Top Dollar Comic Book

Star Wars #1 – Marvel Comics

2015 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.00

Star Wars #1 – Marvel Comics

Archie #1 – Archie Comics
Batman #40: Endgame – DC Comics
Book of Death #1 – Valiant Entertainment
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 – DC Comics
Fight Club 2 #1 – Dark Horse Comics
I Hate Fairyland #1 – Image Comics
Klaus #1 – BOOM! Studios
Secret Wars #1 – Marvel Comics
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50 – IDW Publishing

2015 Licensed Comic of the Year

Mad Max – DC Comics

Archie Versus Predator #1 – Dark Horse Comics
Assassin's Creed #1 – Titan Comics
Back to the Future #1 – IDW Publishing
Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1 – BOOM! Studios
James Bond #1 – Dynamite Entertainment
Max Ride: First Flight #1 – Marvel Comics

Rick & Morty #1 – Oni Press

2015 Best New Comic Book Series

Paper Girls – Image Comics

Archie – Archie Comics
Back to the Future – IDW Publishing
Fight Club 2 – Dark Horse Comics
James Bond – Dynamite Entertainment
Klaus – BOOM! Studios
Rick and Morty – Oni Press
Robin: Son of Batman – DC Comics
Spider-Gwen – Marvel Comics
We Can Never Go Home – Black Mask Studios

2015 Original Graphic Novel of the Year

Batman: Earth One HC Volume 2 – DC Comics

Adventure Time Original GN Volume 5 Grayables Schmayables – BOOM! Studios
Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir GN – Touchstone
Avengers: Rage of Ultron HC – Marvel Comics
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas HC – Top Shelf Productions
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse HC Volume 1 – Oni Press
March GN Book 2 – Top Shelf Productions
Private Eye HC – Image Comics
The Sculptor HC – First Second Books
Space Dumplins GN Volume 1 – Graphix
Two Brothers HC – Dark Horse Comics

2015 Indie GN of the Year

We Can Never Go Home TP – Black Mask Comics

Battling Boy: Fall of the House of West GN – :01 First Second Books
Nanjing: The Burning City HC – Dark Horse Comics
Russian Olive to Red King HC – Adhouse Books
Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! a Vagrant Collection HC – Drawn & Quarterly
The Story of My Tits GN – Top Shelf Productions
Wuvable Oaf HC – Fantagraphics

2015 Reprint TP or HC of the Year

The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 3 – Image Comics

Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir GN – Touchstone
Annihilator HC Volume 1- Legendary Comics
Harley Quinn: Hot In the City TP Volume 1- DC Comics
Lady Killer TP – Dark Horse Comics
Lumberjanes TP Volume 1 – BOOM! Studios
Ms. Marvel TP Volume 2: Generation Why – Marvel Comics
Nimona GN – Harper Collins
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing TP Volume 12: Vengeance, Part 1- IDW Publishing
The Complete Eightball Box Set- Fantagraphics
The Valiant TP – Valiant Entertainment

2015 Licensed TP or HC of the Year

Rick and Morty TP Volume 1 – Oni Press

Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Comics Ultimate Collection TP – Archie Comics
Bob's Burgers TP – Dynamite Entertainment
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomics Collection – Dark Horse Comics
The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past GN – Perfect Square
Mad Max: Fury Road TP – DC Comics
Max Ride: First Flight HC – Marvel Comics
Skylanders: Champion HC – IDW Publishing
Steven Universe TP Volume 1 – BOOM! Studios

2015 Anthology of the Year

Island #1 – Image Comics

Dark Horse Presents 2014 #7 – Dark Horse Comics
Gwenpool Special #1 – Marvel Comics
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard HC Volume 3 – BOOM! Studios
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC – BOOM! Studios
Vertigo CMYK TP – DC Comics

2015 Best All – Ages Series

Lumberjanes – BOOM! Studios

Bart Simpson Comics – Bongo Comics
Figment 2 – Marvel Comics
Grumpy Cat – Dynamite Entertainment
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – IDW Publishing
Naruto – Viz Media
Oddly Normal – Image Comics
Plants vs. Zombies – Dark Horse Comics
Scooby Doo Team Up – DC Comics
SpongeBob Comics – United Plankton Pictures

2015 Best All – Ages Original/Reprint GN

Lumberjanes TP Volume 1 – BOOM! Studios

Avatar: The Last Airbender TP Volume 10 – Smoke & Shadow, Part 1 – Dark Horse Comics
Figment HC – Marvel Comics
My Little Pony: Pageants & Ponies TP – IDW Publishing
Oddly Normal TP Volume 1 – Image Comics
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure TP – DC Comics
SiP Kids TP – Abstract Studios

2015 Best Free Comic Book Day Book

FCBD 2015 Fight Club/The Goon/The Strain – Dark Horse Comics

FCBD 2015 10th Anniversary FCBD Special- BOOM! Studios
FCBD 2015 All New All Different Avengers – Marvel Comics
FCBD 2015 Bob's Burgers – Dynamite Entertainment
FCBD 2015 Bongo Comics Free-for-All – Bongo Comics
FCBD 2015 Dark Circle Comics #1 – Dark Circle Comics
FCBD 2015 Divergence – DC Comics
FCBD 2015 Doctor Who Special – Titan Comics
FCBD 2015 Perfect Square Presents Pokemon – Perfect Square
FCBD 2015 Savage Dragon: Legacy – Image Comics
FCBD 2015 SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies – United Plankton Pictures
FCBD 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise #0 – IDW Publishing

2015 Manga Publisher of the Year

VIZ Media

Dark Horse Comics
Kodansha Comics
Seven Seas Entertainment
Udon Entertainment
Yen Press

2015 Manga TP of the Year

Attack on Titan GN Volume 16 GN – Kodansha Comics

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga TP Volume 2 – DC Comics
Big Hero 6 Manga Volume 1 – Yen Press
Kill La Kill GN Volume 1 – Udon Entertainment
New Lone Wolf and Cub TP Volume 4 – Dark Horse Comics
One Punch Man GN Volume 1 – VIZ Media
Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn GN Volume 1 – Seven Seas Entertainment
Tokyo Ghoul GN Volume 1 – VIZ Media

2015 Magazine of the Year

MAD Magazine – DC Comics

Avengers Magazine #1 – Marvel Comics
Bleeding Cool Magazine – Avatar Press
DC Masterpiece Figure Collection Magazine – Eaglemoss Publications
Monster Bash Magazine – Creepy Classics

2015 Trade Book of the Year
The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe HC – Dark Horse Comics
The Art of Mouse Guard 2005 – 2015 HC – BOOM! Studios
Darth Vader & Friends HC – Touchstone Books
Frank Miller's Daredevil Artifact Edition HC – IDW Publishing
Mad Max: Fury Road Inspired Artists Deluxe Edition HC – DC Comics
The Marvel Legacy of Jack Kirby Slipcase HC – Marvel Comics
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 45 – Gemstone Publishing
Taschen's The Bronze Age of DC Comics 1970-1984 HC – Taschen Books
Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel HC – Abrams ComicArts

2015 Game Manufacturer of the Year

Wizards of the Coast

Fantasy Flight Publishing
IDW Games
Paizo Publishing
WizKids/NECA

2015 Game Product of the Year

Magic: The Gathering TCG 2015 Origins Expansion Deck – Wizards of the Coast

Chew: Cases of the FDA Card Game – IDW Publishing
DC Dice Masters: Justice League Expansion – WizKids/NECA
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 – Paizo
Pathfinder: Unchained – Paizo
Star Wars: Imperial Assault Board Game – Fantasy Flight Publishing

2015 Toy Manufacturer of the Year

Funko

Dark Horse Comics
DC Collectibles
Diamond Select Toys
Hasbro
KOTO
Mezco

2015 Toy Product of the Year

POP! Guardians of the Galaxy: Dancing Groot Vinyl Figure – Funko

Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile – DC Collectibles
Batman: Arkham Knight Batman Action Figure – DC Collectibles
The Flash TV Action Figure – DC Collectibles
Game of Thrones Figure: Joffrey Baratheon – Dark Horse Comics
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Coffin Doll – Diamond Select Toys

2015 Toy Line of the Year

ARTFX Statues – Koto
Batman: The Animated Series Busts – Diamond Select Toys
Batman: Arkham Knight – DC Collectibles
Game of Thrones Figures – Dark Horse Comics
One:12 Collective Action Figures – Mezco
Transformers: Combiner Wars Figures – Hasbro

2015 Collectible Statue of the Year

DC Comics Bombshells: The Joker and Harley Quinn Statue – DC Collectibles

Batman: The Animated Series Harley Quinn Bust – Diamond Select Toys
Cover Girls: Harley Quinn Statue – DC Collectibles
DC Comics: Wonder Woman ARTFX Statue – Koto
Game of Thrones Statue: Daenerys and Drogon – Dark Horse Comics
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo PVC Figure – Good Smile Company

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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