Marvel And DC Locked Out Of Top 20 Graphic Novel Bookstore Sales In February, Thanks To Walking Dead, Saga, Locke & Key, Adventure Time, Naruto, Attack On Titan, Bleach, Avatar The Last Airbender And Miss Pererine’s Home For Peculiar Children

9460487ICV2 reports that both Marvel and DC have been locked out of the top twenty graphic novels sold in bookstores for the month of February 2014, the first known time this has happened.

A combination of various favourite volumes of Walking Dead and Saga, Locke & Key and Adventure Time, Naruto and Attack On Titan, Bleach and Avatar The Last Airbender, and the less-expected Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children pushed every superhero book off the chart.

While a lack of Marvel has been expected of late, with welcome exceptions from the likes of Hawkeye, you can usually rely on DC Comics to place a Batman book.

Not in February it seems… and it’s evidence that neither DC or Marvel can capitalise on a successful TV show like the Walking Dead can.

BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novels in February 2014

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 1 ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMICS

2

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 2 ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMICS

3

NARUTO VOL. 64 MASASHI KISHIMOTO VIZ MEDIA

4

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 1 HAJIME ISAYAMA KODANSHA COMICS

5

LOCKE & KEY VOL. 6: ALPHA & OMEGA HC JOE HILL IDW PUBLISHING

6

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 19 ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMICS

7

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 4 RYAN NORTH BOOM! STUDIOS

8

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 11 HAJIME ISAYAMA KODANSHA COMICS

9

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 2 HAJIME ISAYAMA KODANSHA COMICS

10

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1 ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMICS

11

SAGA VOL. 1 BRIAN K VAUGHAN IMAGE COMICS

12

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 3 HAJIME ISAYAMA KODANSHA COMICS

13

BLEACH VOL. 59 TITE KUBO VIZ MEDIA

14

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 10 HAJIME ISAYAMA KODANSHA COMICS

15

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER–THE SEARCH MICHAEL DANTE DIMARTINO DARK HORSE

16

ATTACK ON TITAN VOL. 9 HAJIME ISAYAMA KODANSHA COMICS

17

MISS PERENGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN HC RANSOM RIGGS YEN PRESS

18

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 1 HC ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMICS

19

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 18 ROBERT KIRKMAN IMAGE COMICS

20

SAGA VOL. 2 BRIAN K VAUGHAN IMAGE COMICS