Bleeding Cool Magazine Nominated For Diamond Gem Awards 2014

Posted by December 23, 2014 Comment

Image (5)Diamond Comic Distributors have released the nominations for their Gem Awards for 2014, which retailers have the chance to vote on.

And for the first time Bleeding Cool Magazine has been nominated for Magazine Of The Year. The magazine is edited by our online EIC Hannah Means-Shannon, contributed to by myself and staff writer Dan Wickline, and also features the work of many of our online writers producing new in-depth content.

Our publisher Avatar Press has also been nominated for Comic Book Publisher Of The Year Under 4%. All our collective fingers are crossed…

2014 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 4%
Dark Horse Comics
DC Comics
IDW Publishing
Image Comics
Marvel Comics

2014 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 4%
Archie Comics
Avatar Press
BOOM! Studios
Dynamite Entertainment
Oni Press
Titan Comics
Valiant Entertainment
VIZ Media
Zenescope Entertainment

2014 Backlist Publisher of the Year
Dark Horse Comics
DC Comics
IDW Publishing
Image Comics
Marvel Comics
VIZ Media
Zenescope Entertainment

2014 Comic Book of the Year – Under $3.00
Afterlife With Archie #6 – Archie Comics
Batgirl #35 – DC Comics
Ms. Marvel #1 – Marvel
Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #1 – Image Comics
The Devilers #1 – Dynamite Entertainment
Whedon Three Way One-shot – Dark Horse Comics

2014 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.00
Big Trouble in Little China #1 – BOOM! Studios
Bunker #1 – Oni Press
Crossed +100 #1 – Avatar Press
Hellboy and the BPRD #1 – Dark Horse Comics
Life with Archie #36 – Archie Comics
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1 – IDW Publishing
Low #1 – Image Comics
Multiversity #1 – DC Comics
The Valiant #1 – Valiant Entertainment
Thor #1 – Marvel Comics

2014 Licensed Comic of the Year
Bob’s Burgers #1 – Dynamite Entertainment
Figment #1 – Marvel Comics
Scribblenauts Unmasked: Crisis of Imagination #1 – DC Comics
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 – Dark Horse Comics
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1 – IDW Publishing

2014 Best New Comic Book Series
Django/Zorro – Dynamite Entertainment
Doctor Who – Titan Comics
Grayson – DC Comics
Lumberjanes – BOOM! Studios
Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta – Image Comics
Rai – Valiant Entertainment
Rocket Raccoon – Marvel Comics
Serenity Leaves On the Wind – Dark Horse
The Bunker – Oni Press

2014 Original Graphic Novel of the Year
Adventure Time Original GN Vol. 3: Seeing Red – BOOM! Studios
Batman: Earth One TP – DC Comics
Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West GN Vol. 1 – First Second Books
Blacksad: Amarillo HC- Dark Horse Comics
Nemo: Roses of Berlin HC- Top Shelf Productions
Noah HC – Image Comics
Seconds: A Graphic Novel – Ballantine Books
Sisters GN/HC – Graphix
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation OGN HC- Marvel Comics

2014 Indie GN of the Year
Andre the Giant: Life & Legend GN – :01 First Second Books
Bumperhead HC – Drawn & Quarterly
Charles Burns’ Sugar Skull GN – Pantheon Books
Hip Hop Family Tree GN Vol. 02 – Fantagraphics
Strong Female Protagonist GN Book 01 – Top Shelf Productions

2014 Reprint TP or HC of the Year
Afterlife with Archie TP Vol. 01: Escape from Riverdale PX Ed. – Archie Comics
Batman: Death of the Family Book & Joker Mask Set- DC Comics
Cannon: Wally Wood HC- Fantagraphics Books
Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning Complete Coll. TP Vol. 01- Marvel Comics
Saga Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 01 – Image Comics
Scott Pilgrim Color HC Vol. 05 – Oni Press
Steranko: Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD Artist’s Ed. HC- IDW Publishing
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century HC Complete Ed. – Top Shelf Productions
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys TP- Dark Horse Comics

2014 Licensed TP or HC of the Year
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search Library Ed. HC – Dark Horse Comics
Disney Rosa Duck Library HC Vol. 01: Uncle Scrooge: Son of the Sun – Fantagraphics Books
Disney’s Frozen Cinestory – Joe Books Inc.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TP Vol. 03 – DC Comics
Kingdom Hearts 358 /2 Days GN Vol. 02 – Yen Press
Lego: Legends of Chima GN Vol. 01: High Risk – Papercutz
Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne Prem. HC – Marvel Comics
Skylanders: The Kaos Trap – IDW Publishing

2014 Anthology of the Year
CBLDF Presents Liberty HC – Image Comics
Complete Zap Comix HC Box Set – Fantagraphics Books
Dark Horse Presents 2014 #1 – Dark Horse Comics
Original Sins #1 – #5 – Marvel Comics
Spera Ascension of the Starless HC Vol. 01 – BOOM! Studios
Vertigo Quarterly #1 Cyan – DC Comics
Witzend HC Box Set: Wally Wood – Fantagraphics Books

2014 Best All-Ages Series
Adventure Time – BOOM! Studios
Avatar the Last Airbender – Dark Horse Comics
Donald Duck Minis – Fantagraphics Books
Figment – Marvel Comics
Howtoons Reignition – Image Comics
Lego: Legends of Chima – Papercutz
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – IDW Publishing
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? – DC Comics
Skyward – Action Lab Entertainment

2014 Best Free Comic Book Day Book
FCBD 2014 Archie Digest #1 – Archie Comics
FCBD 2014 Bongo Free-for-All – Bongo
FCBD 2014 DC The New 52: Futures End Spec. Ed. – DC Comics
FCBD 2014 DH Avatar/Hellboy/Juice Squeezers – Dark Horse Comics
FCBD 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy – Marvel Comics
FCBD 2014 Hello Kitty Surprise – Perfect Square
FCBD 2014 KaBOOM! Summer Blast – BOOM!
FCBD 2014 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Papercutz
FCBD 2014 Rise of the Magi – Image Comics
FCBD 2014 SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies- United Plankton Pictures
FCBD 2014 Transformers vs. GI Joe – IDW Publishing
FCBD 2014 Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge/Donald Duck: Gravity – Fantagraphics Books

2014 Manga Publisher of the Year
Dark Horse Comics
Fantagraphics Books
Kodansha Comics
Seven Seas Entertainment
Vertical Inc.
VIZ Media
Yen Press

2014 Manga TP of the Year
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall GN Vol. 01 – Kodansha Comics
Deadman Wonderland GN Vol. 01 – Viz Media
Naruto GN – Viz Media
New Lone Wolf and Cub TP Vol. 01 – Dark Horse Comics
Nijigahara Holograph HC – Fantagraphics Books
Sword Art Online: Fairy GN Vol. 01 – Yen Press

2014 Magazine of the Year
Bleeding Cool Magazine – Avatar Press
DC Masterpiece Figure Collection Magazine Batman 75th Anniversary Set – Eaglemoss Publications
Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years – Panini Publishing Ltd.
Fangoria Presents Scream Factory Special – Starlog Group
MAD Magazine – DC Comics
Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine Special Ed. – Marvel Comics
The Walking Dead Magazine – Titan Publishing

2014 Trade Book of the Year
75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen HC – Taschen America L.L.C.
Attack on Titan Guidebook SC – Kodansha Comics
Comics Journal Library TP Vol. 09 Zap Interviews – Fantagraphics Books
Goodnight Darth Vader HC – Touchstone
Hellboy: The First 20 Years HC – Dark Horse Comics
Marvel Masterworks: Famous Firsts 75th Anniversary Slipcase Set 2nd Ed. – Marvel Comics
Paul Pope: Monsters & Titans – Battling Boy Art on Tour SC – Image Comics
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol. 44 – Gemstone Publishing
Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging HC – IDW Publishing

2014 Game Manufacturer of the Year
Cryptozoic Entertainment
Fantasy Flight Publishing
Paizo Publishing
Wizards of the Coast
WizKids/NECA

2014 Game Product of the Year
DC Deck Building Game Crisis Expansion Pack 1
Dungeons & Dragons Next Starter Game Set
Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men Starter Set
Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide
Star Wars RPG Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook

2014 Toy Manufacturer of the Year
DC Collectibles
Diamond Select Toys
Funko
Good Smile Company
Monogram International

2014 Toy Product of the Year
Arkham Asylum: Joker PX Bust Bank – Monogram
DC Comics Designer Series 1: Capullo Batman AF – DC Collectibles
DC Comics Super Villains Harley Quinn AF – DC Collectibles
Game of Thrones Figure: Daenerys – Dark Horse Comics
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link Figma AF – Max Factory
Marvel Select: Classic Hawkeye AF – Diamond Select Toys
X-Men Legends 6” AF 8-pc. Asst. – Hasbro

2014 Toy Line of the Year
Batman Animated – DC Collectibles
Breaking Bad – Mezco
DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai – Square Enix
Game of Thrones Figures – Dark Horse Comics
Marvel Select – Diamond Select Toys
Walking Dead TV Series 5 – TMP

2014 Collectible Statue of the Year
Batman Black & White: Harley Quinn 2nd Ed. Statue – DC Collectibles
DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue – DC Collectibles
Marvel Comics Avengers NOW: Hulk ArtFX+ Statue – Koto Inc.
The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes Resin Statue – TMP Toys /McFarlane Toys

(Last Updated December 23, 2014 4:15 pm )