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Gotham: Our Top Picks of the Best NYT Best Sellers Graphic Books and Manga for 2022

 

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IN BEST OF THE YEAR

In our video, we list our recommendations from the New York Times Best Sellers for Graphic Books and Manga in 2022. On the prestigious list, the most successful comics are represented that impacted the genre. At the top of our list, is a consensus bestseller for the pole position.

Also, you can watch our video above for our previous NYT Best Seller article.

5. DAV PILKEY’S DOG MAN #9 (2022)

Worldwide, writer Dav Pilkey is known for his popular children book series such as Captain Underpants. Recently, his series titled Dog Man has been a success. Though obviously for children, the book can fascinate an adult public for its unconventional portrayal of the canine cop and its challenges to the force’s authority. You can collect Dog Man: Grime and Punishment (2020) on Amazon.

Positives: Popular children’s author. Worldwide fame.

Negatives: None.

4. CAT KID COMIC CLUB: ON PURPOSE BY DAV PILKEY (2022)

Importantly, Pilkey has published a new series of children’s books with more popularity. With Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (2022), the third book in the new series, Pilkey continues his education for children to exercise their imagination. Incredibly, the series focuses on teaching The Baby Frogs how to create a comic.

Positives: Popular children’s author. Worldwide fame. Creative artistic techniques suited for children.

Negatives: None.

3. SPY X FAMILY VOL. 1 BY VIZ MEDIA (2020)

Perhaps, one of the most promising manga series in years. Writer and illustrator Tsatuyo Endo challenges our notions of a spy and his fake family. With SPY X FAMILY, VOL. 1, we have a blend of action, humor and thriller.

Positives: Promising series, action-packed, comedy and family fun, 27 million copies in circulation.

Negatives: Shonen needs more staying power on the NYT Best Sellers.

2. LORE OLYMPUS VOL. 2 BY RACHEL SMYTHE (2022)

Certainly, web comics are a growing genre in the industry. In fact, Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus Vol. 2 (2022) is a Hugo Award finalist and has received NPR’s Best Books of The Year award. Bibliophiles of intrigue, romance and mythology will definitely love this webtoon.

Positives: Popular web-toon series, ground-breaking storytelling, awards and acclaim.

Negatives: Year-long appearances on NY Times Best Sellers.

1. THE SANDMAN BOOK ONE BY DC COMICS (2022)

In terms of critical acclaim, The Sandman Book One takes the top spot. In fact, the top graphic novel on our list may also be the Greatest Of All Time. To this day, the graphic novel is a standard for mature storytelling and lyrical fantasy.

 

Positives: GOAT candidate, mature storytelling, dreams and lyrical fantasy, wide critical acclaim.

Negatives: None.

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LINKS

Graphic Books and Manga in The New York Times.

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