Top 10 Graphic Novels 30 June 2014

Top 10 Graphic Novels

On 30 June 2014

Legends Of The Tour by Jan Cleijne, a graphic documentary of the Tour De France,  is at Number 1 on our Top 10 of the most popular graphic novels today on Amazon UK.

It is a wonderful thing to find so many new titles this week. The list is now selected from the most popular complete graphic novels of the last four years.

1 | 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.

2 | Building Stories

Chris Ware ( Jonathan Cape)

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

3 | 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

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 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.

7 | 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.

8 | Uzumaki: Spiral Into Horror

Junji Ito (Viz Media)

Kurozu-cho, a fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. The town is haunted by a pattern: uzumaki—the spiral. Madness spreads among the inhabitants who are pulled into a whirlpool of horror!

9 | Line Of FireDiary Of An Unknown Soldier—September 1914

Sarah Ardizzone and Barroux (Phoenix Yard Books)

A soldier recounts the first two months of the First World War. Graphic Documentary that recreates events from a century-old diary rescued from a bin by the illustrator Barroux.

10 | 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.

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 30 June 2014 at 16:30hrs.

Criteria

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.

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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