2016 DIAMOND GEM Award Nominees

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Credit: Diamond Comic Distributors

The nominees for Diamond Comic Distributors' 2016 Diamond Gem Awards have been announced. The awards, which will be voted on strictly by comic book retailers who are Diamond clients, is scheduled to be announced in mid-January.

Here are the nominees, as chosen by Diamond staffers:


2016 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 4%

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


2016 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 4%

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


2016 Backlist Publisher of the Year

  • Dark Horse Comics
  • DC Comics
  • IDW Publishing
  • Image Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • Oni Press
  • VIZ Media


2016 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.00

  • 4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1 - Black Mask Studios
  • All Star Batman #1 – DC Comics
  • Animosity #1 – Aftershock Comics
  • Batman TMNT Adventures #1 – IDW Publishing
  • Betty & Veronica #1 – Archie Comics
  • Black Panther #1 – Marvel Comics
  • Briggs Land #1 – Dark Horse Comics
  • Faith #1 – Valiant Entertainment
  • Motor Girl #1 – Abstract Studio
  • Reborn #1 – Image Comics
  • Skybourne #1 – BOOM! Studios


2016 Original Graphic Novel of the Year

  • Attack on Titan Anthology PX Edition – Kodansha Comics
  • Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand HC Volume 1 – Dynamite Entertainment
  • Dark Night A True Batman Story HC – DC Comics
  • March Book 3 – IDW Publishing/Top Shelf
  • Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties – Dark Horse Comics
  • One Week in the Library – Image Comics
  • Steven Universe Original GN Volume 1 Too Cool for School - BOOM! Studios
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up Marvel Universe – Marvel Comics
     
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