FEBRUARY 18, MILWAUKIE, OR—The Diamond Comics Distributors Gem Awards provide retailers with an opportunity to honor the publishers and vendors who have produced exciting and unique content to help them grow their businesses over the past year.
This year, Dark Horse takes home the title of Manga Publisher of the Year!
These awards are selected in a three-step process based on quality, creativity, and the products' overall sales impact. Nominees were selected by a panel of Diamond industry professionals, based on all products shipped in 2010, and then voted on by comic-book specialty retailers across the US and abroad.
“2011 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Dark Horse Comics
,” said Dark Horse's vice president of marketing, Micha Hershman. “For twenty-three of those twenty-five years, Dark Horse has published manga, including the two longest-running manga series in the English language: Oh My Goddess!
and Blade of the Immortal
. We are extremely proud of the quality of our books and their consistent performance in all markets.”Dark Horse Comics
thanks Diamond Comics Distributors, as well as each and every one of our retail partners, for their continued support.