An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of ICv2 Guide #43: Graphic Novels, which includes an analysis of sales and market trends during the first quarter of 2007, plus a preview of the top titles in all the major graphic novel categories that will debut during the third quarter, eight pages of reviews by noted librarians and the ICv2 staff, as well as a profile of Mark Millar, the writer behind the Marvel's hugely popular Civil War event, which, in its graphic novel form, is making major waves in the bookstores right now.


The new ICv2 Guide includes lists of the best-selling titles of Q1 2007 in a number of categories including 'Manga' and 'Traditional American Comics' based on bookstore sales registered by Neilson's BookScan and direct market numbers produced by ICv2 based on Diamond Comic Distributors ranked monthly lists of graphic novels. In addition ICv2 has singled out those titles deemed most likely to succeed in six different categories with its 'Pick Hits to Click' designation.


The ICv2 Guide also includes reviews by noted librarians and members of the ICv2 staff of graphic novels and manga.


ICv2 is the undisputed expert in the graphic novel field and publishes news and information on pop culture products in the anime, comics, games, toys, and movie and TV merchandise categories daily on its Website,, and in its magazines, the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga, the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Graphic Novels, and the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Games.  ICv2 also provides marketing, distribution, and general business consulting services to companies involved in the pop culture products industries.


The Guide is available free to retailers (send an email to and to others for $10 plus postage and handling via the ICv2 online store (click here).