For Week Ending August 7
Posted by Milton Griepp on August 18, 2021 @ 4:22 am CT
In this year of record manga sales, three manga volumes have made the bottom half of the weekly top ten from BookScan, but this is the first time we can remember seeing three manga titles in the top five. The list includes all hardcover and trade paperbacks sold by retailers tracked by NPD BookScan.
North American sales of manga hit an all-time high last year, according to an analysis we released in July (see "Manga Sales Hit All-Time High"), but it seems clear that 2021’s numbers are going to blow 2020’s away. Widespread shortages have hit the business (see "The Great Manga Shortage of 2021"), but on these three new volumes, VIZ had enough copies in the marketplace to sell more copies than all but two other book titles on sale that week.
Dark Horse Promotes from Within, Mad Cave Hires Experienced Hand
September 24, 2021
Dark Horse Comics has promoted from within to fill an editorial management position, while Mad Cave Studios has hired an experienced hand as a new Vice President.