The 2013 Gem Award Winners Announced


Last week, Diamond Comics Distributors announced the winners of their annual GEM Awards. These are your winners, by category:

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 $3.00

Afterlife with Archie #1 – Archie Comics (JUL130792)

2013 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.00

Superior Spider-Man #1 NOW! – Marvel Comics (NOV120633)

2013 Top Dollar Comic of the Year

Superman Unchained #1 (APR130107)

2013 Licensed Comic of the Year

The Star Wars: Lucas Draft #1 – Dark Horse Comics (SEP138217)

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 Circle HC – Dark Horse Comics (JUN130031)

2013 Reprint TP or HC of the Year

Batman: Death of the Family Vol. 3 HC – DC Entertainment (MAY130216)

2013 Licensed TP or HC of the Year

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 1 TP – IDW Publishing (MAR130366)

2013 Manga TP of the Year

Lone Wolf & Cub Omnibus Vol. 1 TP – Dark Horse Comics (JAN130124)

2013 Manga Publisher of the Year

VIZ Media

2013 Anthology of the Year

Dark Horse Presents – Dark Horse Comics (MAY130015)

2013 Indie GN of the Year

March: Book One TP – Top Shelf Productions (JUN131298)

 2013 Trade Book of the Year

Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia HC – Dark Horse Comics (SEP120055)

2013 Best Free Comic Book Day Book

FCBD 2013 The Walking Dead Special – Image Comics (JAN130008)

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


2013 Game Product of the Year

The Walking Dead: Monopoly PX – USAopoly (OCT128266)

2013 Toy Manufacturer of the Year

DC Collectibles

2013 Toy Product of the Year

DC Comics Super Villains: The Joker Action Figure – DC Collectibles (MAY130285)

2013 Toy Line of the Year

POP! Vinyl Figures – Funko

2013 Collectible Statue of the Year

DC Comics Bombshells: Harley Quinn Statue – DC Collectibles (JUN130317)

What are your thoughts on the winners? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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