'Walking Dead' Loosens Hold in Bookstores
Published: 02/26/2013 02:57am
The Walking Dead, while still holding the top three spots and six of the Top 20, loosened its hold on graphic novel sales in bookstores in January, according to the "Top 20 Graphic Novels" sold in the book channel, provided exclusively to ICv2 by Nielsen BookScan. The red-hot property held ten of the top 20 in December, so The Walking Dead slippage made room for four more manga and other titles in January.
Chris Ware's Building Stories (from Pantheon Books) remains at #4, for its fourth month in the top five.
Sailor Moon Vol. 9 (from Kodansha Comics) was the top manga at #6 and the top new title on the list. It was one of five manga titles in the Top 20, up from two last month.
Image Comic's Saga Vol. 1 moved up from #12 to #8 this month, demonstrating remarkable legs.
Zondervan's The Book of Revelation, a graphic novel adaptation of the last book of the Bible, hit the chart at #9 in its third month of release.
For past BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel lists, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."
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