The nominations for the Diamond GEM Awards, voted on by retailers, have been announced. You can see last year's nominations and winners here. Bleeding Cool Magazine #1 is nominated for Best Magazine. Archie and Valiant have squeezed out Zenescope and Oni for Publisher Under 4%, and bizarrely Hit-Girl is described as a "Licensed comic". Not quite sure of the logic there.

Retailers can vote on these awards until February 12th,

Comic Book Publisher of the Year - Over 4%
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • DC Comics
  • IDW Publishing
  • Image Comics
  • Marvel Comics
Comic Book Publisher of the Year - Under 4%
  • Archie Comics
  • Avatar Press
  • BOOM! Studios
  • Dynamite Entertainment
  • Valiant Entertainment
Best Comic Book of the Year Under - $3.00
  • Green Lantern #0 (DC)
  • Hawkeye #1 (Marvel)
  • Hellboy in Hell #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Saga #1 (Image)
Best Comic Book of the Year - Over $3.00
  • Amazing Spider-Man #700 (Marvel)
  • Batman #9 - Night of Owls (DC)
  • Mars Attacks #1 (IDW)
  • The Walking Dead #100 (Image)
  • X-O MANOWAR #1 (Valiant)
Best Licensed Comic of the Year
  • Adventure Time #1 (BOOM! Studios)
  • Hit-Girl #1 (Marvel)
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1 (IDW)
  • Masks #1 (Dynamite)
  • Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Force Storm #1 (Dark Horse)
Magazine of the Year
  • Bleeding Cool Magazine #1 (Avatar)
  • DC Nation #1 (DC)
  • DC Superhero Chess Figure Collection Magazine #1 - Batman White King (Eaglemoss
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  • Marvel Super Heroes #1 (Marvel)
  • Walking Dead Magazine #1 (Titan Publishing)
Best Backlist Publisher of the Year
  • DC Entertainment
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • IDW Publishing
  • Image Comics
  • Marvel Comics
Best Original Graphic Novel
  • Richard Stark's Parker: The Score (IDW)
  • Batman: Earth One HC (DC)
  • Blacksad: Silent Hell HC
  • Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 HC (DC)
  • Spider-Man Season One Premiere HC (Marvel)
  • Not My Bag GN (Image)
Best Reprint Trade Paperback or Hard Cover of the Year
  • Walking Dead Vol. 2 Compendium (Image)
  • Saga Vol. 1 TP (Image)
  • Batman: The Court of Owls Vol. 1 HC (DC)
  • Justice League: Origin Vol. 1 (DC)
  • Scott Pilgrim Color Edition Vol. 1 (Oni Press)
  • Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe TP (Marvel)
  • Adventure Time Vol. 1 TP (BOOM!)
  • Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol.1 TP (Marvel)
Best Licensed Trade Paperback or Hard Cover of the Year
  • Avatar: Last of the Airbenders - The Promise, Part 1 Vol. 1 TP (Dark Horse)
  • Game of Throne Vol. 1 GN (Bantam/Spectra)
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Vol. 1 HC (DC/Vertigo)
  • The Stand HC Omnibus with Slipcase (Marvel)
  • Star Trek Next Generation / Doctor Who Assimilation Vol. 1 TP (IDW)
Best Manga Trade Paperback of the Year
  • Sailor Moon: Kodansha Edition Vol. 3 TP (Kodansha Comics)
  • Black Butler Vol. 8 TP (Yen Press)
  • Tezuka: Message to Adolf Vol. 1 GN (Vertical Inc.)
  • 21st Century Boys Vol. 1 GN (Viz Media)
  • Fallen Words GN (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • FLCL Omnibus (Dark Horse)
Best Manga Publisher of the Year
  • Yen Press
  • Kodansha Comics
  • Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Vertical Inc.
  • Viz Media
  • Dark Horse Comics
Best Anthology of the Year
  • Best American Comics HC 2012 ( Houghton Mifflin)
  • Marvel Firsts 1970s TP VOL 01 (NOV110636)
  • Best American Comics HC (Houghton Mifflin) Marvel Firsts: 1970 Vol. 1 TP (Marvel)
  • Womanthology: Heroic HC (IDW)
  • Dark Horse Presents #13 (Dark Horse)
Best Indie Graphic Novel of the Year
  • The Underwater Welder (Top Shelf)
  • Charles Burns Hive GN (Pantheon Books)
  • Tower Chronicles: Geisthawk Vol. 1 GN (Legendary Comics)
  • Chris Ware: Building Stories HC (Pantheon Books)
  • Anomaly HC (Anomaly)
  • Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama HC (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Best Trade Book of the Year
  • Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol. 42 (Gemstone)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Complete Comic Encyclopedia TP (Archie)
  • The History of Sonic the Hedgehog HC (Udon)
  • Avengers: Art of the Avengers HC with Slipcase (Marvel)
  • Art of Mass Effect HC (Dark Horse)
  • The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set HC (Dark Horse)
  • David Mazzucchelli Daredevil Born Again Artist ED HC (IDW)
  • Art of Todd McFarlane Devils in the Details HC (Image)
Best Game Manufacturer of the Year
  • Cryptozoic Entertainment
  • Paizo Publishing
  • USAopoly
  • WIZKIDS/NECA
  • Wizards of the Coast
Best Game Product of the Year
  • DC Comics Deck Building Game
  • Pathfinder RPG: Advanced Race Guide
  • Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Edition Monopoly
  • Marvel Heroclix Galactic Guardians Expansion
  • Magic the Gathering: Return to Ravinca Expansion
Best Toy Manufacturer of the Year
  • DC Entertainment/DC Collectibles
  • Diamond Select Toys
  • Kotobukiya
  • Bowen Designs
  • Hasbro
  • TMP
Best Toy Product of the Year
  • Marvel Select: Avengers Movie Hulk Action Figure (Diamond Select Toys)
  • Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man Movie AF (DST)
  • Batman Arkham Asylum Play Arts ~Kai~ Arm Batman AF (Square Enix)
  • Justice League Superman Action Figure DC Entertainment /DC Collectibles
  • We Can Be Heroes Justice League 7 Pack Box Set DC Entertainment/DC Collectibles
Best Toy Line of the Year
  • Play Arts ~Kai~ (Square Enix)
  • Mass Effect 3 Action Figures (Big Fish)
  • Marvel Select AF (DST)
  • Walking Dead Series 2 Assortment (McFarlane Toys)
  • DC Justice League New 52 Action Figures DC Entertainment/DC Collectibles
  • Batman Arkham City Series 3 DC Entertainment/DC Collectibles
Best Collectible Statue of the Year
  • DC Harley Quinn Bishoujo Statue (Koto)
  • Red Hulk PX Mini-Bust (Gentle Giant)
  • Thor Classic Action Statue (Bowen)
  • Dragon Age II: Flemeth Dragon Statue (Dark Horse)
  • DC Comics Cover Girls Harley Quinn Statue DC Entertainment/DC Collectibles
  • Batman Black and White Statue New 52 By Jim Lee DC Entertainment/DC Collectibles