Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SNAPSHOT: What are the best selling graphic novels?

Everyone knows you can check out on Amazon in any category--including comics and graphic novels-- any time you want. But did you know If you use such things as feeds, that is. Anyway I made a little widget and check it every day or so. And I can tell you the Top Ten Graphic Novels for the last six months has pretty much looked like this:

The Dilbert calendar is not a comic and also new to the list--the #10 spot can be Saga, an Oatmeal collection, or one of Jeffrey Brown's Star Wars comics, or another volume of Maus, or maybe another Walking Dead comic. But it is safe to say that Persepolis, Fun Home, Maus, Watchmen and The Walking Dead are the best selling graphic novels month in and month out.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh has been on the list since it came out--it's on the list twice because one is print and one is Kindle. I this would be the best selling graphic novel of the year, and okay maybe it didn't beat Asterix or One Piece, or the new Wimpy Kid (which was the best selling book of the year, according to Bookscan) but it is still a monster hit. According to Bookscan number reprinted by Publishers Weekly, it sold copies in 2013 and has already sold copies in 2014. I suspect it may be joining the list of hardy perennials on this list, at least for the next year or so.
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