“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 Year
Toy Manufacturer of the Year
Comic Book of the Year (under $3.00): BATMAN AND ROBIN #1
Comic Book of the Year (over $3.00): BLACKEST NIGHT #1
Reprint TP/HC of the Year: WATCHMEN TP
Toy Line of the Year: BLACKEST NIGHT ACTION FIGURES
Collectable Statue of the Year: COVER GIRLS OF THE DCU: WONDER WOMAN
Mini 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.