Focus on the best comic book sales of January 25, 2023

Big commercial winner of the year 2022, “Le Monde sans fin” still starts 2023 at the top of the ranking of the best comic book sales and continues its journey within the “Top 20 GfK/Weekly Books » where we find it in 5e position, in front (as far as the representatives of the 9e art) manga “Jujutsu Kaisen” T18 (6e) and “Mashle” T18 (13e). “Revolution” T2 and “Anatole Latuile” T16 join the “Top 20 BD”, as do some promotional editions from the beginning of the year…

1674660406 985 Focus on the best comic book sales of January 25It is indeed a great classic at the start of the year and during the winter sales period to see the appearance of numerous albums distributed at low prices by publishers; which sell all the more in large quantities when they are great classics or other very popular titles.

This is how at the start of 2023 (best wishes to all: health, joy and happiness!) are embedded, obviously temporarily, in the “Top 20 BD”: “The Smurfs” T30 (6e) and T32 (8e), “Lucky Luke” T14 (12e) and 31 (16e), as well as “Boule et Bill” T10 (18e).

1674660406 686 Focus on the best comic book sales of January 25Another great classic of the classification, the presence in number of “Mortell Adèle”, of which we find another six collections in this first prize list of the year dissected on

Always so classic, the bestsellers year-end are still at the top a few weeks later. Thus – in addition to the quasi-historical phenomenon of the “Endless World” – we find “Blake and Mortimer” T29, “The Arab of the Future” T6 and “Mortell Adèle” T19 of the 2e at the 4e square. “Capital and ideology” (9e), “The Old Furnaces” T7 (10e) and “The Sisters” T17 (17e) are also once again in the game.

1674660406 360 Focus on the best comic book sales of January 25Beyond these recurring phenomena, we especially enjoy discovering novelties in the “Top 20 BD”.

This is the case of “Revolution T2: Equality – book 1” developed with four hands, both in text and drawings, by Florent Grouazel and Younn Locard. Set 16 months after the events recounted in the first part of this historical fresco, multi-awarded (Prix Château de Cheverny for historical comics 2019 and Fauve d’or for the best album of Angoulême 2020, among others) and already sold at 80,000 copies, this new chapter, just as remarkably documented as the previous one, focuses on the period of elaboration of the first constitution, while the revolutionary fire is still smoldering under the ashes and the destinies of the characters are intertwined during days as hectic as they are exciting. Initially planned as a trilogy (“liberty”, “equality”, “fraternity”), the abundance of material led the authors to split “Equality” into two books. “Book 2” will focus on the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792 and the events that ensued. 1674660406 859 Focus on the best comic book sales of January 25Printed in 48,000 copies by Actes Sud/L’An 2, the album takes over the 5e position in the ranking.

Second (and last) entry of the “Top 20 BD”, the 16e collection (printed in 50,000 copies by BD Kids editions) of the (my)adventures of the energetic, disheveled schoolboy Anatole Latuile, the most daring of heroes with more than a million copies of albums to his credit, joins the winners in 7e position. In “Beasts and Beasts” by Olivier Muller and Anne Didier, illustrated by Clément Devaux, Mr. Auzaguet decides to ban any object from school that makes reference to the Startruc favorite series. Anatole and his friends will have to redouble their imaginations to have fun…

Laurent Turpin

Top 20 comics (copyright GfK/Weekly Books) from January 9 to 15, 2023

1st The endless world Christophe Blain, Jean-Marc Jancovici DARGAUD
2nd Blake and Mortimer T29 Eight Hours in Berlin Antoine Aubin, José-Louis Bocquet, Jean-Luc fromental BLAKE AND MORTIMER
3rd The Arab of the future T6 Youth in the Middle East, 1994-2011 Riad Sattouf ALLARY
4th Deadly Adele T19 Face of Berk! Diane Le Feyer, Mr Tan BAYARD YOUTH
5th new Revolution T2 Equality – book 1 Florent Grouazel, Younn Locard ACTES SOUTH/YEAR 2
6th The Smurfs T32 ed. special The Smurfs and Wizarding Love Jeroen De Coninck, Alain Jost, Thierry Culliford THE LOMBARD
7th new Anatole Latuile T16 Beasts and nonsense Clement Devaux, Anne Didier, Olivier Muller KIDS COMICS
8th The Smurfs T30 ed. special The Smurfs of Order Jeroen De Coninck, Alain Jost, Thierry Culliford THE LOMBARD
9th Capital and ideology Benjamin Adam, Claire Allet (after Thomas Piketti) THE THRESHOLD – THE COMIC MAGAZINE
10th The Old Furnaces T7 Hot like the climate Paul Cauuet, Wilfrid Lupano DARGAUD
11th Deadly Adele T1 All this will end badly Miss Prickly, Mr Tan BAYARD YOUTH
12th Lucky Luke T14 ed. special Oklahoma Rush Morris, Rene Goscinny DUPUIS
13th Lucky Luke T10 (The Adventures of… according to Morris) Rantanplan Arch Achde, Jul LUCKY COMICS
14th Deadly Adele T4 I don’t like love Miss Prickly, Mr Tan BAYARD YOUTH
15th Deadly Adele T2 Hell is other people Miss Prickly, Mr Tan BAYARD YOUTH
16th Lucky Luke T31 ed. special Tortillas for the Daltons Morris, Rene Goscinny DUPUIS
17th The Sisters T17 In your dreams ! William Maury, Christophe Cazenove BAMBOO
18th Ball and Bill T10 Bill, model dog roba DUPUIS
19th Deadly Adele T8 parents for sale Diane Le Feyer, Mr Tan GLOBUBBLE
20th Deadly Adele T3 It’s not my fault ! Miss Prickly, Mr Tan BAYARD YOUTH