Kevin Melrose has the rundown of this year’s Diamond Gem Awards:

Comic Book Publisher of the Year Over 5%
DC Comics

Comic Book Publisher of the Year Under 5%
IDW Publishing

New Publisher of the Year
Red 5 Comics

Dark Horse, Marvel, WizKids, Upper Deck, Viz and many other publishers and products are represented in the final list. Some might wonder at DC’s win in a year in which they experienced a less-than-smooth ride, but since we can’t find any official announcement other than this blog post, we’ll leave it at that for now.


  1. Well, given some of the chatter in past years about DC and Diamond’s (ahem) “close” relationship, it’s not really that much of a surprise, is it?

    And… am I the only one who hasn’t even seen a comic by Red 5 at a shop? I tend to hit 3 different stores over the course of a few months since no 1 store has all I want (the 3 of them combined don’t either- but I’ll leave that for another time) and many of these stores stock lots of sci fi and Star Wars stuff and I haven’t seen one. Anybody else?