2ND YEAR IN A ROW

BOOM! STUDIOS WINS

DIAMOND GEM AWARD

COMIC BOOK PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

UNDER 4%!

February 22, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – For the second year in a row BOOM! Studios is proud to announce they’ve been awarded Diamond Comic Distributor’s 2010 Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year Under 4%.

“Thanks so much to Diamond Comics and retailers everywhere for awarding us Comic Book Publisher of the Year under 4% for the second year in a row!,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie.”The people at BOOM! are some of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever seen in comics and it’s rewarding to see all that effort recognized. We’ll be shooting for a third year win!”

“We’re truly honored to win 2010 Comic Book Publisher of the Year Under 4%” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “There are a lot of sweat and tears that went into 2010 and it’s great to see the efforts of the entire staff recognized. This just means we’ll have to work even harder to win this same award in 2011, but we’re up for the challenge!”

“Second year in a row and we’re not stopping here!,” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “It’s really an honor to once again hold the title of Comic Book Publisher of the Year Under 4% and with the fantastic announcements we’ve released in the last two days we’re fired up to keep this streak going. Here’s to another win in 2011!”

“We’re proud to honor the top-selling products from last year,” said Diamond President and CEO Steve Geppi. “We congratulate the 2010 Gem Award winners, who truly deserve this recognition as the valued publishers and suppliers that keep our industry growing.”

The Gem Awards are selected in a three-step process that is based on quality, creativity, and their overall sales impact. Nominees were selected by a panel of Diamond industry professionals from all products shipped in 2010 and then voted on by the most critical segment that serves the comic book-buying public — comic book specialty retailers across the United States and abroad.

About BOOM! Studios

Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios(www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including the bestselling Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE, Stan Lee’s SOLDIER ZERO, THE TRAVELER, and STARBORN (the first new series in print from the industry icon in 20 years), new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker as well as 20th Century Fox’s PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and DIE HARD, Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, and The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader, publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.

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