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March BookScan--Top 20 Graphic Novels

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Published: 04/03/2014, Last Updated: 09/05/2014 03:53pm
For the second consecutive month in March, neither Marvel nor DC placed a title in the "Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels" sold in the bookstore channel, based on this chart provided exclusively to ICv2.com by Nielsen BookScan.  This extends a trend that appeared for the first time in February since we began publishing these charts in 2008.

The composition of the Top 20 was very similar to last month’s.  As was the case in February, there were eight Image titles (six The Walking Dead and two Saga volumes) and eight manga titles (four Attack on Titan volumes, down from six) and four VIZ Media titles (up from two).

The remaining four titles were all media tie-ins.   The latest Adventure Time and Avatar: The Last Airbender volumes, from BOOM! Studios and Dark Horse Comics, respectively repeated.  New to the chart was the latest Game of Thrones volume in the run-up to the premiere of the new season.  And an older DK Publishing Avengers book (not a graphic novel) rejoined the list.

BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novels in March 2014

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 20

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

2

SAGA VOL. 3

BRIAN K VAUGHAN

IMAGE COMICS

3

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 1

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

4

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 2

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

5

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 1

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

6

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 19

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

7

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 2

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

8

NARUTO VOL. 64

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ MEDIA

9

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER--THE RIFT PT. 1

GENE LUEN YANK

DARK HORSE

10

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 4

RYAN NORTH

BOOM! STUDIOS

11

MARVEL AVENGERS: THE ULT. CHARACTER GUIDE HC

ALAN COWSILL

DK PUBLISHING

12

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

13

SAGA VOL. 1

BRIAN K VAUGHAN

IMAGE COMICS

14

A GAME OF THRONES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL VOL. 3 HC

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

BANTAM

15

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 3

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

16

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 18

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

17

BLUE EXORCIST VOL. 11

KAZUE KATO

VIZ MEDIA

18

BLACK BIRD VOL. 18

KANOKO SAKURAKOUJI

VIZ MEDIA

19

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 11

HAJIME ISAYAMA

KODANSHA COMICS

20

ONE PIECE VOL. 70

EIICHIRO ODA

VIZ MEDIA


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