First Watch: With 17 Diamond Gem Award Noms IDW has Our Attention.

Do you like Star Trek?  TMNT? I know easy questions to answer. Diamond Comics Distribution also agrees with that giant ‘YES’ you just told yourself. IDW is proud to announce that it was nominated for 17 awards at the annual industry-wide Diamond Gem Awards, including 2017 Comic Book Publisher of the Year!


When you think of award shows, this may just be my personal mentality, you think to yourself “I have no idea why this is important or who some of these nominees are and, also who is even handing these nods out?” The first thing you need to know – Diamond Comics Distributors is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture related merchandise. Now you know it is legit when you get a nod from Diamond.

IDW, suggest you pick up 5 Days to Die (if you already haven’t), was nominated in some of the most prestigious categories including 2017 Comic Book of the Year, 2017 Licensed Comic of the Year, and 2017 Best New Comic Book of the year. Look below for the complete list of nominations.

Though DC cleaned house this year, IDW is was not intimidated. With amazing titles coming out in 2018, Including more of the earth-shattering 30 Days of night, Bubba Ho-Tep (Watch this movie now), and the continuation of Assassinistas. There is much to look forward to this year.

“We are honored and thrilled to be acknowledged by Diamond in so many categories” – IDW Publisher and President Greg Goldstein.

Below is the complete list of 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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