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....

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now