Diamond Comics Distributors announced the winners of their 2012 Diamond Gem Awards, and we are pleased to report that for the fourth year in a row, DC Entertainment has been named Diamond Gem Publisher of the Year!
Designed to recognize “quality, creativity, and overall sales impact” of the publishers and their individual products, the Gem Awards are nominated by Diamond professionals, and voted on by comic book retailers around the world.
Over the past few weeks, “Best of” lists dominated the Interwebs—ranging from music to television to, of course, comic books. We even made a blog post linking a few of them that featured some of the great DC titles from THE NEW 52, Vertigo, and more.
Earlier today, we reminded you that comic book shops across North America will be distributing a free BATMAN comic book tomorrow in anticipation of this weekend’s highly-anticipated release of "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" in theaters and IMAX ®.
BURBANK, Calif., July 18, 2012 – DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros.
Last month, we told you that in anticipation of “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” opening in theaters and IMAX ® on Friday, July 20, comic book shops across North America will be distributing a free comic book to celebrate the film’s highly-anticipated arrival. More than 500,000 copies of this free BATMAN comic book will be handed out tomorrow on a first-come, first-served basis.
When it comes to "highly anticipated titles" it really doesn't get any highly...ier than BATMAN: EARTH ONE, the original graphic novel by award-winning writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank.
But with the title now out in comic shops and available for digital download, feel free to stop anticipating and instead put a pillow under your face. Because you'll want a cushion for when your jaw drops to the floor!