Heroes are no zeroes

Heroes are no zeroes

How do the numbers stack up in Graphic Novels?

Superhero movies have had a grip on Hollywood since Marvel Studios broke all box office records with “The Avengers” in 2012 and, during the summer, hardly a week has gone by without the release of another big comic book adaptation, crowded with Hollywood stars, special effects and more brightly coloured Lycra than a wrestler’s wardrobe.

It would be surprising if the comic books themselves hadn’t benefited as a result. And they have—in 2014 the Graphic Novels sector experienced its best year since BookScan records began in 1998, enjoying a 13....

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