Top 10 Graphic Novels 23 June 2014

Top 10 Graphic Novels

On 23 June 2014

Building Stories by Chris Ware remains Number One on our Top 10 of the most popular graphic novels today on Amazon UK.

Not so many changes this week and it indicates some consistency. The list is now selected from the most popular complete graphic novels of the last four years.

Jonathan Cape have published 4 graphic novels in the top 10.

The Bad Doctor is the first graphic novel by Dr Ian Williams  and it has reached straight in to the Top 10 at number 9.

1 | Building Stories

Chris Ware ( Jonathan Cape)

Stories of the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: told in a remarkable format

2 | 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

3 | Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Roz Chast (Bloomsbury Press)

The long good-bye. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast on watching her parents age well into their nineties and die.

4 | Seconds

Bryan Lee O’Malley (Selfmadehero)

Much anticipated standalone graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim

5 | 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.

6 | The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

Stephen Collins (Jonathan Cape)

On the island of Here, all is neat until one famous day, when bald tidy Dave finds himself assailed by a monsterous beard

7 | The Secret Service: Kingsman

Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons (Titan Books)

When Uncle Jack gets his nephew, Gary, out of trouble, their lives intersect in a way neither of them can foresee.

8 | Sally Heathcote: Suffragette

Mary and Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth (Jonathan Cape)

A maid-of-all-work is swept up in the campaign for votes for women in Edwardian Britain

9 | The Bad Doctor

Ian Williams (Myriad Editions)

The troubled life of Dr Iwan James. All humanity passes through his surgery door, but he finds no easy answers to their problems.

10 | BlackSad

Juan Diaz Canales and  Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)

Anthropomorphic noir with private investigator John Blacksad up to his feline ears in mystery

The writer’s name or names are shown first, and then the comics illustrator’s name is shown second. The publisher’s name is in brackets.

The search was done on 23 June 2014 at 15:00hrs.


This week we add the criteria that the books should not be reprints, and are published after 1st January 2010.

The search is filtered by popularity by sales, for the words “Graphic Novels”.

It is not taken from the Bestsellers listing for Comics & Graphic Novels.

Not only does a search for “graphic novels” generate a listing of every sort of comic book, but also includes illustrated childrens’ books, and sometimes porn, (back in evidence), and tie-in box-sets.

The Top 10 includes original graphic novels, or original graphic short-story anthologies. The story must complete in one volume.

It accurately shows the sales position in the listing at the time of the search.

The Top 10 does not include adaptations, illustrated books, childrens’ books, film tie-ins, spin offs or part works or the superhero genre.

Do you think we have let something off the list that should be included? 

Is something on the list that is not an original graphic novel or anthology?

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