June BookScan--Top 20 Graphic Novels
'Attack on Titan' and an Eclectic Mix
Published: 07/16/2014 02:16am
The appearance of Yen's Sword Art Online on the list is interesting given that Amazon has been intentionally delaying shipments on Yen titles and selling them at short discount (see "Marvel, Yen Caught in Amazon-Hachette Crossfire"). Barnes & Noble must be moving some books with its sale (see "B&N Selling Hachette GNs at 54-57% Off").
On the flip side of that coin, Marvel's X-Men: Days of Future Past turned up on the list after being absent in May, the release month of the movie based on the volume. Amazon was shipping the title with a delay in May (Marvel is a Hachette distribution client), but was handling Marvels normally by the end of the month (see "Amazon-Marvel Truce?"). It may have been too late for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which made one appearance in the Top 20 in April, but had dropped off in May and has not reappeared in June.
Titan Comics placed a title in the Top 20; its licensed title Dreamworks: Dragons: Riders of Berk Vol. 1 came in at #12.
From Image Comics, all three volumes of Saga placed in the Top 20, vs. only one The Walking Dead.
Two Scott Snyder Batman volumes from DC and DK Publishing's Marvel Encyclopedia rounded out the group.
For past BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel lists, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."
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