Buffy Season 8 wins industry awards.
According to the Blog@Newsarama, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 was named Comic Book of the Year Under $3 and Licensed Comic of the Year" at Diamond's 2007 Gem Awards.
The Gem Awards are Diamond's annual recognition of outstanding suppliers and vendors in the comic book specialty market. Companies are nominated by a panel of Diamond product specialists on the basis of their overall impact on the industry, while comics and related merchandise are chosen on the merits of their quality, creativity and sales performance. The winners each year are voted on by comic book specialty retailers and announced in April each year.