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#504562 - 12/31/02 10:23 AM French top selling comics for 2002
nenad Offline
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You can find it here:
http://www.bdparadisio.com/scripts/edito.cfm

Here is the list of top comics in France for 2002 with numbers in brackets (but there is a lot more analysis on the site):

Titeuf Zep (1.400.000) - yes 1 million and 400 thousand copies of this album sold in 2002
Largo Winch Francq & Van Hamme (556.000)
XIII Vance & Van Hamme (500.000) - three (I think) albums published by ComCat in US a long time ago; someone should pick this up for US market
Thorgal Rosinski & Van Hamme (350.000) - Dargaud International published I think 3 and then NBM published one; something was published in Cheval Noir but I am not sure if that was just reprinted in albums or new material
Cédric Laudec & Cauvin (304.000)


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#504563 - 12/31/02 10:27 AM Re: French top selling comics for 2002
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Lucky Luke Morris & Nordman (250.000) - there are 7 titles available (hopefully more soon) from GloWorm (http://www.cottleston.demon.co.uk ) which are fairly recent. There are probably other older editions as well, but they might be harder to find. The same author did Asterix.
Les Schtroumpfs studio Peyo (220.000) - I've watched the animated show and I think I've read somewhere that there were some English editions (never saw them)
Les Bidochon Binet (210.000)
Les Tuniques bleues Lambil et Cauvin (205.000)
Kid Paddle Midam (200.000)
Trolls de Troy Mourier & Arleston (180.000)
Les femmes en blanc Bercovici & Cauvin (120.000)
Marsupilami Franquin (120.000)
La caste des Méta-Barons Gimenez & Jodorowsky (120.000) - published in US by Humanoids (of course, they are selling not nearly as many in the US)
Yakari Derib & Job (110.000)
Buck Danny Bergèse (102.000)
Léonard Turk & de Groot (100.000)
Les Profs Pica & Erroc (100.000)
Les guides en BD (80.000)
Bételgeuse Léo (80.000)
Alpha Jigounov & Mythic (80.000)
Bouncer Boucq & Jodorowsky (80.000) - this 2 part series is published in US by Humanoids. The first part was excellent, the second should appear in March '03.
Sillage Buchet & Morvan (80.000) - this SF series is published in US by NBM as 'Wake'
Atalante Crisse (80.000)
Renaud : BD d'enfer (80.000)
Lefranc Martin & Simon (75.000)
Le scorpion Marini & Desberg (70.000) - some other titles by Marini published in US: "Gypsy" & "Raptors" (NBM Publishing); "Negative Exposure" (Humanoids)
Le Chat Geluck (70.000)
Les Technopères Janjetov & Jodorowsky (70.000 ex.) - first 3 volumes published in US by Humanoids, fourth coming in spring 2004.
Aquablue Tota & Cailleteau (65.000) - two volumes were published by Dark Horse a long time ago
Pierre Tombal Hardy & Cauvin (64.000)
Golden city Malfin & Pecqueur (62.000)
Ric Hochet Tibet & Duchâteau (60.000)
Mégalex Beltran & Jodorowsky (60.000) - currently being serialised in US in Metal Hurlant
Wayne Shelton Denayer & Van Hamme (60.000)
album by Pontet and Froid\eval 60.000
Les chroniques de la lune noire Pontet & Froideval - (60.000)
IR$ Vrancken & Desberg (60.000)
Momo le coursier Margerin (60.000)
Rester jeune à tout prix Jim & Fredman (60.000)
Calvin et Hobbes Watterson (55.000) - ok, I know this one smile
Papyrus De Gieter (52.000)
Les Psy Bédu & Cauvin (50.000)
L'élève Ducobu Godi & Zidrou (50.000)
Plume aux vents Juillard & Cothias (50.000)
Marlysa Danard & Gaudin (50.000)
Tanguy et Laverdure Fernandez & Laidin (50.000)

Oh, and there were 1.494 new albums published this year (up from 1.292 from last year)

Nenad
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#504564 - 12/31/02 12:12 PM Re: French top selling comics for 2002
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nedad: Master Prognosticator!

Wow! The day before 2003 begins, and you're already posting the top sales for the year!

I bow to your superior precognitive skills.

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#504565 - 12/31/02 12:49 PM Re: French top selling comics for 2002
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That should of course read "2002." Here's the Google translation of the page in question, by the way.
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#504566 - 12/31/02 04:08 PM Re: French top selling comics for 2002
nenad Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lord Julius:
nedad: Master Prognosticator!

Wow! The day before 2003 begins, and you're already posting the top sales for the year!

I bow to your superior precognitive skills.

smile


Ok, it is fixed - I really meant for year 2004. Maybe I am already drunk?

Nenad
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