Sales of Comics and Graphic Novels Up 6% in 2020

By Candice Chaplin | June 30 2021 | FictionNonfiction

According to an estimate by pop culture trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron, Graphic Novel sales in particular via the bookstore channel were $645 million, higher than sales in comic book shops.

According to the report, sales in the bookstore channel (which includes physical stores and online retailers) increased “dramatically” over comics shop market share and the popularity of graphic novels over periodical comics continued to grow. (PublishersWeekly.com)

PRH and its distributed clients have some top sellers in this growing category. Examples shown below, or to see the complete list:

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They Called Us Enemy
978-1-60309-450-4
New York Times Bestseller! A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
$19.99 US
Jul 16, 2019
Paperback
Top Shelf Productions
World

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)
978-1-60309-395-8
The award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by José Villarrubia.
$49.99 US
Sep 06, 2016
Boxed Set
Top Shelf Productions
World

The Resurrectionist
The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
978-1-59474-616-1
It's an art book that reads like fiction -- perfect for the Comic Con crowd & fans of Quirk's fantasy fiction.
$24.99 US
May 21, 2013
Hardcover
Quirk Books
World

The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)
A Novel
978-0-385-53924-1
An instant classic when it was published in 1985, Atwood's genre-bending, dystopian story comes to life in this new, beautifully illustrated graphic novel.
$22.95 US
Mar 26, 2019
Hardcover
Nan A. Talese
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples
978-1-5067-0979-6
A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran!
$17.99 US
Aug 20, 2019
Hardcover
Dark Horse Books
US/CAN (No Open Mkt)