- Posted by Johanna on March 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
According to ICv2, the top 20 graphic novels sold in February through bookstores didn’t include a single DC or Marvel title. We know that Marvel’s bookstore sales record is terrible, but it’s surprising that DC, home of perennials such as Watchmen, Sandman, The Dark Knight Returns, and similar long-running top sellers, didn’t place.
The top titles were instead a variety of The Walking Dead volumes, published by Image Comics; installments of the Attack on Titan manga; a couple of Saga books (also Image); and some other manga volumes. According to ICv2, they couldn’t find another month without a DC or Marvel book in the top 20 back to 2008.
Then again, perhaps it’s a good thing that 25-year-old titles have been replaced by something more modern. And you can’t underestimate the appeal of a media tie-in, as Walking Dead has a TV show and Attack on Titan an anime.