At its annual meeting in Dallas, the direct market retailer organization ComicsPro awarded its 2012 Comics Industry Appreciation Award to Bob Wayne, DC Comics’ Senior Vice President of Sales (and long time industry vet).  Wayne had been nominated for the award along with Diamond Comic Distributor’s Cindy Fournier, Marvel’s David Gabriel, Image’s Eric Stephenson and Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead (see “2012 ComicsPro Industry Appreciation Awards).
The 2012 ComicsPro Industry Appreciation Memorial Award, which is given posthumously, went to Phil Seuling, the founder of the direct market.