Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Top 50 Graphic Novels for 2006!

Thought you might like to see the list of top-selling graphic novels here at FLYING COLORS during 2006. This chart is based on number of copies sold from January 1-December 31, 2006.



1. GIANT KILLER TP

2. BONE VOL 1 OUT FROM BONEVILLE

3. PRIDE OF BAGHDAD

4. V FOR VENDETTA

5. BONE VOL 3 EYES OF THE STORM

6. HOUSE OF M

7. CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 1 WINTER SOLDIER

8. WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE

9. RUNAWAYS VOL 1 PRIDE AND JOY

10. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED

11. ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 1 GIFTED
12. WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE
13. IDENTITY CRISIS
14. STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOL 5
15. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 7 PAPER DOLLS
16. BATMAN HUSH VOL 1
17. BONE VOL 4 DRAGONSLAYER
18. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 6 GIRL ON GIRL
19. SERENITY
20. BATMAN HUSH RETURNS
21. STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOL 2
22. ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS
23. BATMAN HUSH VOL 2
24. BATMAN SON OF THE DEMON
25. EX MACHINA VOL 3 FACT V FICTION
26. WATCHMEN
27. FABLES 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL
28. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 4 SAFEWORD
29. Frank Miller's 300
30. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 3 ONE SMALL STEP
31. SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 1 PUBLIC ENEMIES
32. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 2 CYCLES
33. BONE VOL 2 GREAT COW RACE
34. NEW AVENGERS VOL 2 SENTRY
35. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 5 RING OF TRUTH
36. DMZ VOL 1 ON THE GROUND
37. NARUTO VOL 1
38. NARUTO VOL 6
39. BATMAN FACE THE FACE
40. FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS IN EXILE
41. STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOL 4
42. SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 2 SUPERGIRL
43. Y THE LAST MAN VOL 8 KIMONO DRAGONS
44. BATMAN UNDER THE HOOD VOL 2
45. JOHNNY the HOMICIDAL MANIAC
46. NARUTO VOL 2
47. NEW AVENGERS VOL 1 BREAKOUT
48. WALKING DEAD VOL 3
49. CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER VOL 2
50. DC UNIVERSE THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE

A few highlights from the list:
* The graphic novel of the year is most definitely Brian K Vaughn & Niko Henrichon's PRIDE of BAGHDAD, a gripping story of the flight of the animals from the Baghdad zoo at the outbreak of the Iraq war.

* All four volumes released to date of Jeff Smith's BONE colors series from Scholastic Books finished in the Top 33! Consider that FLYING COLORS has been supporting this series since its start as a black & white comic book back in '91, it's simply amazing that a 15 year-old "indie" comic like BONE continues to find legions of new readers. Quality wins again!

* Besides writer Brian K Vaughn finishing with an astounding 16 titles in the FLYING COLORS Top 100, ALL volumes of his (and Pia Guerra's) Y the LAST MAN series from DC/VERTIGO landed in the Top 50!

* Other strong series with multiple entries in the Top 50 include the zombie epic WALKING DEAD (Image), the twisted fairy tales of Bill Willingham's FABLES (DC/VERTIGO), last year's #1 ASTONISHING X-MEN (Marvel), and the mega-popular manga NARUTO.

We have posted a list in the store of more than 150 of the top-sellers from 2006, and we hope you'll take the time to discover something new to explore among the wide selection of graphic novels FLYING COLORS stocks every day of the year.

And thanks for your support in 2006. We look forward to big things in the coming months of 2007!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe
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