Category Review: Graphic Novels Still Misunderstood

October 2009
Book Publishing Report;Oct2009, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the sales performance of graphic novels in the publishing market in the U.S. from October 2004 to September 2009. It states the paper edition of Alan Moore's "Watchmen" is the first graphic novel to have taken the No. 1 position in the best sellers lists for the category. It notes that the future of graphic novel lies in the digital realm, where it offers low prices for consumers.


Related Articles

  • Tom Strong: Book Four (Book). Flagg, Gordon // Booklist;1/1/2005-1/15/2005, Vol. 101 Issue 9/10, p836 

    Reviews the book “Tom Strong: Book Four,” by Alan Moore.

  • Tom Strong's Terrific Tales: Book One (Book). Flagg, Gordon // Booklist;1/1/2005-1/15/2005, Vol. 101 Issue 9/10, p836 

    Reviews the book “Tom Strong's Terrific Tales: Book One,” by Alan Moore.

  • Classroom Comics: Children's Medium and the New Literacy. Ripley, Doré // Interdisciplinary Humanities;Spring2012, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p99 

    The article focuses on the use of graphic novels or comics as an educational medium for children in the classroom. It states that students should not only peruse speech bubbles, they must also decode images and dig deep for responsive ideas and become comfortable at interpreting the visual or...

  • GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS IN LIBRARIES. Wilkins, Daniell // Indiana Libraries;2004, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p17 

    Focuses on the importance of comic books and graphic novels. Description of the comic book "Watchman," by Alan Moore; Literary devices taught by comic books; Tips on developing a graphic novel collection.

  • Alan Moore's America's Best Comics (Book). Moore, Alan // Booklist;3/1/2004, Vol. 100 Issue 13, p1148 

    Reviews the book "Alan Moore's America's Best Comics," by Alan Moore.

  • The Magus in Marks and Spencer. Starr, Mike; Wiseman-Trowse, Nathan // Studies in Comics;2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p3 

    An introduction is presented in which editor discusses various articles within the issue on topics including cultural influence of English comic writer Alan Moore, academic canon and his relationship to mainstream culture and his global importance into the twenty first century.

  • THE CHARTS.  // Entertainment Weekly;7/13/2007, Issue 943, p75 

    Two charts are presented of the best-selling comic books and graphic novels in the Hijinx Comics retail store in San Jose, California as of June 27, 2007.

  • Good Sales Get Better in 2015. O’Leary, Shannon // Publishers Weekly;6/8/2015, Vol. 262 Issue 23, p6 

    The article reports on the increased sales experienced by periodical comics and graphic novels in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2014 and in the first quarter of 2015. Topics discussed include the 18% increase in print units of graphic novels in the first quarter of 2015, the Annual Comics...

  • Classic 'Watch' keeps ticking. Thielman, Sam // Variety;8/11/2008, Vol. 411 Issue 12, p4 

    The article reports on how motion picture producers and graphic novel publishers have used the comic book "Watchmen" to promote new products. The comic book, created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, has featured films such as "From Hell" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," and maintains...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics