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February BookScan--Top 20 Graphic Novels

Big Two Shut Out; 'Locke & Key' Scores Big

Published: 03/13/2014 01:06am
Neither Marvel nor DC placed a title in the "Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels" sold in the bookstore channel in February, based on this chart provided exclusively to ICv2.com by Nielsen BookScan.  That may have happened before, but we couldn't find it in a quick check of our charts, which go back to 2008 (see "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index").  There was only one Big Two title in the Top 20 last June see "June BookScan--Top 20 Graphic Novels"), but this is a new low for Big Two titles, perhaps since the manga glory years.

Eight Image titles (six The Walking Dead and two Saga volumes) and eight manga titles (including six Attack on Titan volumes, tied with The Walking Dead, with Volume 1 at #4; plus the latest Naruto and Bleach volumes) accounted for sixteen of the Top 20.

IDW Publishing's latest Locke & Key hardcover volume (see "IDW at C2E2: 'Mars Attacks Judge Dredd'") debuted at #5, a strong showing for the franchise.  BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time and Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender also debuted new volumes in the Top 20.  And Yen Press scored with its graphic novel adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children HC (see "Yen Adds GN of 'Miss Peregrine's Home'"), which hit the chart (at #17) in its debut month.

BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novels in February 2014

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 1

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

2

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 2

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

3

NARUTO VOL. 64

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ MEDIA

4

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 1

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

5

LOCKE & KEY VOL. 6: ALPHA & OMEGA HC

JOE HILL

IDW PUBLISHING

6

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 19

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

7

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 4

RYAN NORTH

BOOM! STUDIOS

8

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 11

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

9

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 2

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

10

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

11

SAGA VOL. 1

BRIAN K VAUGHAN

IMAGE COMICS

12

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 3

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

13

BLEACH VOL. 59

TITE KUBO

VIZ MEDIA

14

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 10

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

15

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER--THE SEARCH

MICHAEL DANTE DIMARTINO

DARK HORSE

16

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 9

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

17

MISS PERENGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN HC

RANSOM RIGGS

YEN PRESS

18

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 1 HC

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

19

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 18

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

20

SAGA VOL. 2

BRIAN K VAUGHAN

IMAGE COMICS


For past BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel lists, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."
 
 
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