There’s no book that has captured the imagination of your minds other than comic books. All over the world, this illustrated serialised books has many subscribers, most of whom are kids and kids at heart. Here are the top five bestselling comic book series:
Superman – America’s beloved superhero is the king of comic books. Since its debut in June 1938, The Man of Steel, who is disguised as reporter Clark Kent by day, has been inspiring not only Americans but also the entire world. This alien from planet Krypton has dazzled comic book lovers for decades, amassing more than 600 million copies to date. Who wouldn’t idealise a man superior in strength, intelligence, speed and looks?
Batman – The Dark Knight is arguably the most reclusive, mysterious and smartest superhero that has invaded the comics world. The millionaire Bruce Wayne by day, Caped Crusader by night once had a crime-busting partner in Robin. Since 1939, this character has sold more than 460 million copies worldwide.
Spider-Man – Spider-Man, probably the coolest geek with superpowers in the world of comic books is at the third spot with over 360 million copies since its first release in 1962. Spidey, whose real name is Peter Parker is an adolescent genius with super strength and agility like the radioactive spider that bit him and made him become a superhero in New York.
One Piece – This Japanese manga has dominated the world since it was released in 1997. It has sold 345 million copies to date, making it the bestselling non-English comic book. It even surpassed Dragon Ball, which has sold more than 200 million from 1984 to 1995. The story focuses on the adventure of a young pirate named Monkey D. Luffy has captured the hearts of manga lovers up to the present.
X-Men – This uncanny team of mutants under the mentorship of Professor Xavier, is the most popular superhero group in comic book world. This comic book has sold more than 270 million copies. It also has a Guinness World Record for the biggest-selling single issue, 8.1 million copies of 1991’s X-Men #1.