IDW Publishing Scores 17 Diamond Gem Award Nominations

IDW is proud to announce that it was nominated for a total of 17 awards for the annual industry-wide Diamond Gem Awards in multiple categories, including 2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year as well as Game Manufacturer of the Year. This makes IDW the only company to be represented in both of those prestigious categories.

Awarded by Diamond Comics Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of English-language comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture related merchandise, the Gem Awards are recognized within the comic book industry as a pinnacle of achievement for publishers, selected by a panel of Diamond product specialists based on sales performance and quality.

Other coveted categories IDW was recognized for include 2017 Comic Book of the Year (in both the over and under $3.99 categories), 2017 Licensed Comic of the Year, 2017 Best New Comic Book Series, 2017 Original Graphic Novel of the Year, and many more.

“We’re honored and thrilled to be acknowledged by Diamond in so many categories,” said IDW Publisher and President Greg Goldstein. “IDW holds itself to the highest standard of quality, and this volume of nominations confirms that our retailers and consumers recognize that we deliver on that commitment.”

2017 Nominations:

2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 3% 

  • IDW Publishing

2017 Backlist Publisher of the Year

  • IDW Publishing

2017 Comic Book of the Year $3.99 or Under

  • Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #1

2017 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.99

  • TMNT Ongoing #75

2017 Licensed Comic of the Year

  • Star Wars Adventures #1

2017 Best New Comic Book Series

  • Star Wars Adventures

2017 Original Graphic Novel of the Year

  • Lennon: The New York Years

2017 Indie Graphic Novel of the Year

  • Calamity Jane
  • Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald Trump

2017 Reprint TP or HC of the Year

  • Mystery Society: The Definitive Edition

2017 Anthology of the Year

  • Love is Love GN

2017 Best All Ages Series

  • DuckTales

2017 Best All Ages Original/Reprint GN

  • My Little Pony Movie Prequel

2017 Best Free Comic Book Day Book

  • FCBD 2017 Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken

2017 Trade Book of the Year

  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition HC Cvrs. A & B

2017 Game Manufacturer of the Year

  • IDW Games

2017 Game Product of the Year

  • Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City Card Game


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