PRO: October 2020 NPD BookScan - Top 20 Author, Manga, and Superhero Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
Big Shifts in the Individual Categories
November 9, 2020
Superhero numbers were down, Manga numbers were up, and Author titles are all over the place.
'Star Wars,' 'Power Rangers' Bring Variety to Superhero Chart
December 10, 2020
November bought some changes and some interesting new titles to the lists of the top 20 author, manga, and superhero graphic novels in the book channel.
Holiday Shoppers Reach for Backlist Titles
January 11, 2021
There's lots to learn from the backlist-heavy sales patterns in December.
Manga Sales Exploding
April 8, 2021
Not only did manga sales dominate the Top 20 in March, unit sales of top manga titles are exploding.
Numbers Reveal Whether Manga Dominance Means Other Categories Shrank
May 12, 2021
Given that the entire Top 20 Adult list was manga, we look at whether the numbers show that other categories shrank.
Holy Moley, Look at These Numbers!
July 9, 2021
There were big manga sales in June despite the widespread shortages.
Year-Over-Year Trends for Superhero and Author GNs, and How Many Times Bigger is Manga?
July 14, 2021
We look at the year-over-year trends for Superhero and Author graphic novels, and at a size comparison of manga vs. the other categories.
New Releases Liven Up the Charts
July 14, 2021
The June Superhero chart is remarkable in that there are so many new titles.