Friday, January 09, 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This week, Diamond Comic Distributors announced the recipients of the prestigious Diamond Gem Awards, the pinnacle of sales achievement for publishers, vendors, industry executives, creators, and more, with Dark Horse Comics receiving several accolades for its 2014 projects.
Dark Horse dominated among independent publishers for the second year running, with the new launch of Dark Horse Presents earning Anthology of the Year for the third consecutive time.
This year’s Dark Horse wins are as follows:
• Licensed Comic Book of the Year: Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1 (NOV130031)
• Licensed TP/HC of the Year: Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Search Library Ed. HC (OCT130056)
• Anthology of the Year: Dark Horse Presents 2014 #1 (JUN140010)
“The Gem Awards are very important to us, since they originate within the retail community. We are honored that our work has been chosen for recognition in such a major way,” said Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson. “Thank you to all our retail partners for their support this year, and we look forward to continuing our success in 2015.”
Dark Horse congratulates the editors, creators, and licensors who worked on each of the above titles and thanks our retail partners for all their support in 2014!
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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