Top 10 Graphic Novels for 26 March 2015

Top 10 Graphic Novels for 26 March 2015

Nemo:River Of Ghosts by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill is at number 1 in our Top Ten Graphic Novels.

The last book in the melodramatic, Jules Verne meets H.P. Lovecraft, adventure, in the classic pulp tradition, of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Writer, Alan Moore and illustrator Kevin O’Neill steer their Nemo graphic-novel trilogy to its end.

Book 1: Nemo: Heart of Ice 

1925, Janni Dakkar tired of plunder, goes on an expedition to Antarctica. On her trail are three inventors, hired to retrieve the treasure of an African queen.

Book 2: Nemo: Roses of Berlin

1941. Pirate queen, Janni Dakkar, learns that her loved ones are hostage in Berlin. She travels to the totalitarian city to encounter monsters, criminals and legends, and the last of the ‘Twilight Heroes’, a dark counterpart to Mina Murray’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Book 3: Nemo:River Of Ghosts

1975: Janni Dakkar, pirate queen, is 80 years old and losing her grasp on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past – or is it her imagination? – she embarks on a final voyage down the Amazon through the exotic spectacle of an imagined South America—along a river of ghosts—in an attempt to lay to rest spectres of old.

Judge Dredd: Urban Warfare is at 7 and The Viz Annual: The Dutch Oven appears at 8.

1 | Nemo: River of Ghosts

Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Knockabout)

The Pirate Queen is 80 years old and losing her grasp on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past – or imagination? – she embarks on a voyage down the Amazon—along a river of ghosts—in an attempt to lay to rest spectres of old.

2 | The Sculptor

Scott McCloud (Selfmadehero)

Thanks to a deal with Death, David Smith, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands, but the deal is he now has only 200 days to live.

3 | 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.

4 | Building Stories

Chris Ware ( Jonathan Cape)

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

5 | Here

Richard McGuire (Hamish Hamilton)

Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.

6 | 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.

7 | Judge Dredd: Urban Warfare

Arthur Wyatt, Matt Smith , Henry Flint, Paul Davidson , Chris Blythe (2000 AD Graphic Novels)

In an irradiated wasteland lies the city of Mega-City One. Only the Hall of Justice can maintain order. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the law! Two complete stories of dystopian mayhem.

8 | The VIZ Annual: The Dutch Oven

Viz (Dennis Publishing)

Pages of foul-mouthed cartoons, satirical features and spoof adverts make it the ideal gift

9 | The Metabarons

Alejandro Jodorowsky and Juan Giminez (Humanoids Inc)

A science-fiction saga, now complete in one volume, that tells the history of a dynasty of perfect warriors.

10 | 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!

Lurking below the Top 10 are Plumdog by Emma Chichester Clark, Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie; and The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman.


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 26 March 2015 at 17:49 hrs.

Criteria

The Top 10 includes original graphic novels, or original graphic short-story anthologies.

The story must be complete, but can be complete in no more than three volumes.

All graphic novels are published after 1st January 2010. They should not be reprints of older works.

We have accepted that graphic novels that appear for the first time in the English language can be seen as new to the market, even if they are older works, provided they are published within the period.

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

It does not include graphic novels that are listed as available on pre-order but not actually published.

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.

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

 
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