The final roster of nominees for this year’s list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens is available for perusal. It’s an amazing list, and I don’t envy the people who have to whittle it down to finalists.
I thought it might be interesting to see how the nominations broke down by publisher. Keep in mind that some figures represent multiple volumes of a single series, but I decided to go for just a book-by-book breakdown. In the case of some publishers, I kept imprints separate (like DC with its super-hero universe, Vertigo and Minx books), particularly if they had very different target audiences.
Tokyopop leads the pack with 23 books nominated. [I initially put that at 24, but Kevin Melrose is better at counting than I am.] Del Rey took second place with 11, followed closely by Viz with 10, CMX and DC with 9 each, and Go! Comi with 8. First Second and Marvel each took 7 spots on the list.
Three nominations: Digital Manga, HarperCollins, Image, Minx, Vertical.
Two nominations: Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, Hyperion, Oni, Penguin, Vertigo, Villard, Virgin.
One nomination: Abrams, ADV, Archaia, Arthur Levine, Atheneum, Aurora, Candlewick Press, Devil’s Due, Drawn & Quarterly, Fiery Studios, Frances Foster Books, Graphix, Henry Holt, Hill and Wang, Ice Kunion, Juné, Last Gasp, NBM, Riverhead Trade, Sparkplug, Top Shelf, Viking, Viper.