Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Graphic Novels Are the New Big Thing

It seems like these "Graphic Novels Are the New Big Thing" articles roll around every month. Staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor Matthew Shaer writes Graphic Novels, All Grown Up in the June 30, 2008 edition.

He cites that the graphic novel market hit $375 million last year, according to ICv2.

I don't know what a graphic novel is so far as that figure is concerned.

Is it a literary graphic novel like the ones he writes about? Is it bound editions of superhero comics (new and old)? Is it comic strip reprint books? I looked at Amazon to define what a graphic novel is. It's a mixed bag. Below are today's hourly best-sellers.

Top Sellers in Graphic Novels



$19.99 $13.59

Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores

$14.99 $10.19
3.Diary of

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

$12.95 $10.15


$19.99 $13.59

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

$14.99 $10.19

Batman: The Killing Joke

$17.99 $12.23
7.Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

$12.95 $10.15
8.Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

$29.95 $19.77
9.Astonishing X-Men Vol. 4

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 4: Unstoppable

$19.99 $13.59
10.Fables Vol. 10

Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince

$17.99 $12.23

H/t to Dad for the CSM link! Thanks!!

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