Written by IvCNuB4
on Wednesday, February 27 2013 and posted in News with Benefits
This marks DC's fourth Win in a row
Each year Diamond Comics Distributors names their Diamond Gem Awards to Publishers based on "quality, creativity, and overall sales impact". The nominations are then voted on by comic book specialty retailers that subscribe to Diamond's service.
DC Comics has once again swept away the prestigous Publisher of the Year for the "Over 4% Market Share" category.
DC Comics also took the Backlist Publisher of the Year Award.
Always-The-Bridesmaid Marvel Comics, who had their last win in 2008, managed to snag the Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher award for Amazing Spider-Man #700, featuring the soon-to-be-retconned "death of Peter Parker" that raped fan-boy pockets with a whopping $7.99 price gouge.
When reached for comment, a Marvel representative stated "we have high hopes for next year when Diamond hopefully will add a category we can win in, like Marketing Strategy Most Likely Developed By Catty Teenage Girls".
Full details and a list of other gracious winners can be found in this article by Newsarama.
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About the Author - IvCNuB4
IvCNuB4 likes to maintain an air of mystery by never publicly revealing his true name unless you are one of the four lucky Outhouse posters he has PM'd it to. A life-long Chicago native, he was introduced to comics by his older brother's vast collection of Silver Age issues. When he is not at his day job as an IT geek or making the most of Chicago's three months of incredible summer, he can found spending way too much time with his very large, very loud Italian family. You will never find him on the likes of Facebook or Twitter as he scoffs at the necessity of most forms of social media.
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