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…
It 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).
Another 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 BDZoom.com.
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.
Beyond 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. Printed 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…
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|