Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley remains buoyant with success at Number 1 in our top ten for another week, after weeks of being up and down the chart of the most popular graphic novels today on Amazon UK.
What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe new at Number 2.
Also new To End All Wars a graphic short-story anthology of WW1 based on true accounts, published by Soaring Penguin Press, at Number 5.
1 | Seconds
Bryan Lee O’Malley (Selfmadehero)
A talented young chef has plans to open a second restaurant but things start to go amiss. Much anticipated stand-alone graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim available on preorder until 14 August 2014.
2 | What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroes (John Murray)
Randall Munroe creator of webcomic xkcd.com, answers questions you probably never thought to ask in an amusing way.
3 | Probably Nothing: A Diary Of Not-Your-Average Nine Months
Matilda Tristram (Viking)
Matilda Tristram was 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to having her first baby when she discovers she has cancer. A graphic memoir of the experiences that lead to the birth of her son James.
4 | Building Stories
Chris Ware ( Jonathan Cape)
Stories of the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: told in a remarkable format
5 | To End All Wars
(Soaring Penguin Press)
Graphic short-story anthology of The Great War. 27 Graphic narratives based on actual events of WW1
6 | Storm
Tim Minchin, DC Turner and Tracy King (Orion)
At a London dinner party small talk descends into a row about science and belief. Comedian Tim Minchin’s beat-poem becomes a graphic novel via the popular online animated film. Not published until 16 October 2014.
7 | The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Knockabout)
From crime-haunted wharfs of 1910, through mystical underworlds of 1969 to the desolate streets of 2009, the remnants of Miss Murray and her League of Extraordinary Gentlemen must combat the collapse of the era.
8 | Nemo: The Roses of Berlin
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Knockabout Comics)
A rampage through twentieth century culture that tells of the volatile convergence of four startling women in long totalitarian shadows.
9 | The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
Isabel Greenberg (Jonathan Cape)
Epic story-telling of gods, monsters, mad kings, old crones, shamans, medicine men, brothers and sisters, bad geography, and true love
10 | Legends Of The Tour
Jan Cleijne (Head of Zeus)
Graphic Documerntary of the Tour de France – the grit and the glory. Cycling legends and their stories.
Lurking below the Top 10 are Secret Service: Kingsman by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons; Through The Woods by Emily Carroll; The Wraith by Joe Hill and Charles Paul Wilson III.
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Books should not be reprints, and are published after 1st January 2010.
Yet we have accepted that graphic novels that appear for the first time in the English language are acceptable provided they are published within the period.
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It is not taken from the Bestsellers listing for Comics & Graphic Novels.
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