The Diamond Gem Awards are recognized within the comic book industry as the pinnacle of sales achievement for publishers, vendors industry executives, and creators.
Each year, winners are selected by comic book specialty retailers to recognize the efforts of those who create the comics, graphic novels and pop-culture products that have been instrumental in helping the industry grow over the past year.
Nominees for Diamond Gem Awards are chosen by a panel of Diamond product specialists based on their sales performance and quality, and their overall impact on the industry during any given year. Winners are then selected by members of the most critical segment that serves the comic book buying public — comic book specialty retailers across the United States and worldwide.
“The Diamond Gem Awards give comic shop retailers an opportunity to recognize the vendors, titles, and products that have been critical to their success over the past year,” said Diamond President & CEO Steve Geppi. “It's an award we're proud to give out and recognized throughout the business community as a prestigious and coveted annual award.”