The 60th volume of Viz's Naruto
was the top-selling graphic novel in bookstores in February, according to the "Top 20 Graphic Novels" sold in the book channel, provided exclusively to ICv2 by Nielsen BookScan. The 9th volume of Kodansha’s Sailor Moon
actually rose in its second month, to #4. That makes February the best showing for manga in the Top 5 since last September, when Sailor Moon
was #1 and Naruto
#2. There were three manga in the Top Ten, and five in the Top 20.The Walking Dead
was stronger than last month’s dip (see "'Walking Dead' Loosens Hold in Bookstores
"), with eight of the Top 10 in February, up from six the previous month. Saga
Vol. 1 is hanging on in Top 20, which means that Image had nine of the top 20 adult graphic novels in bookstores in February.
Three of the remaining titles were DC's, including the new Justice League
hardcover collection and the Batman: Night of the Owls
The adaptation of The Book of Revelation
is hanging in the Top 20, with Building Stories
and Fun Home
rounding out the roster.