DC Comics honored with 10 2009 Gem Awards
Media Release -- Last week, Diamond Comic Distributors announced the winners of the 2009 Diamond Gem Awards, with 10 Gems going to DC Comics!
"The long and supportive relationship between DC and the direct market is exemplified by these ten Gem Awards, and we thank the retailers for the recognition, and all they do to connect our comics with our readers," said DC Comics President & Publisher Paul Levitz.
"Outstanding! Ten Gem Awards!" added DC Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne. "A big thank you from everyone at DC to our partners in the retail community. Thanks for your continued support."
Along with being named "Comic Book Publisher of the Year," DC also won the following awards:Backlist Publisher of the YearToy Manufacturer of the YearComic Book of the Year (under $3.00):
BATMAN AND ROBIN #1Comic Book of the Year (over $3.00):
BLACKEST NIGHT #1Reprint TP/HC of the Year:
WATCHMEN TPToy Line of the Year:
BLACKEST NIGHT ACTION FIGURESCollectable Statue of the Year:
COVER GIRLS OF THE DCU: WONDER WOMANMini Bust of the Year:
HEROES OF THE DCU: SUPERMAN BUST
In addition, Warner Home Video was named Video Manufacturer of the Year and won the award Audio/Visual Media of the Year with the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT DVD. Also, Eaglemoss Publishing won Magazine of the Year with the DC SUPER-HERO FIGURINE COLLECTION.