The popularity of Legends Of The Tour by Jan Cleijne continues, 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.
However what surprises is that The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, has completely disappeared. We felt sure it would ram straight up to number one this week!
Stirring below the top ten lurk Through the Woods by Emily Carroll; Andre The Giant by Box Brown; and This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki.
The list is 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 | Seconds
Bryan Lee O’Malley (Selfmadehero)
Much anticipated standalone graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim
4 | 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
5 | Line Of Fire: Diary 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.
6 | 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.
7 | Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Julie Maroh (Arsenal Pulp Press)
When innocent Clementine’s openly gay friend takes her to a gay bar, she is captivated by a girl with blue hair.
8 | 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
9 | 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
10 | 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.
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 7 July 2014 at 16:30hrs.
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.
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Discover a one-minute interview with Isabel Greenberg, author of The Encyclopedia of Early Earth