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BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for February 2009

Watchmen’s Eighth Month at #1

Published: 03/05/2009 12:42am

Watchmen held the top spot in Nielsen BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel chart for the eighth month in a row in February, with two other Alan Moore volumes (the hardcover edition of Watchmen and V for Vendetta) also in the top 20. 

 

Naruto was the other big story again this month, with six volumes (down one from January, see “Bookscan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for January 2009”) in the top 20, including four of the top five.



Rank

Title

Author

Pub

PubDate

1

WATCHMEN TP

ALAN MOORE

DC

4/1/95

2

NARUTO VOL. 35

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ

2/1/09

3

NARUTO VOL. 34

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ

2/1/09

4

NARUTO VOL. 36

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ

2/1/09

5

NARUTO VOL. 37

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ

2/1/09

6

WATCHMEN HC

ALAN MOORE

DC

11/1/08

7

ROSARIO+VAMPIRE VOL. 5

AKISHISA IKEDA

VIZ

2/1/09

8

BATMAN: R.I.P.

GRANT MORRISON

DC

2/1/09

9

NARUTO VOL. 38

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ

2/1/09

10

MAXIMUM RIDE VOL. 1

JAMES PATTERSON

YEN

1/1/09

11

NARUTO VOL. 33

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ

1/1/09

12

THE JOKER

BRIAN AZZARELLO

DC

11/1/08

13

TSUBASA VOL. 20

CLAMP

DEL

1/1/09

14

OTOMEN VOL. 1

AYA KANNO

VIZ

2/1/09

15

D.GRAY-MAN VOL. 12

KATSURA HOSHINO

VIZ

2/1/09

16

ONE PIECE VOL. 20

EIICHIRO ODA

VIZ

2/1/09

17

SECRET INVASION

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

MAR

1/1/09

18

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 9

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMA

1/1/09

19

V FOR VENDETTA TP

ALAN MOORE

DC

10/1/08

20

BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS: THE BATTLE BEGINS!

ELIZABETH HURCHALLA

DEL

11/1/08

 

Of special note for moving up the chart in its second month of release was Yen Press’s Maximum Ride, the beautifully packaged James Patterson adaptation.  It debuted at #13 in January, but placed at #10 in February.

 

Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Vol 9: Here We Remain from Image, the #1 graphic novel in comic stores in January (see “Top 300 Graphic Novels – January 2009”), finally hit the bookstore chart in February, at #18.

 

Del Rey’s Bakugan Battle Brawlers, tied to the hottest collectable game in the market, is on the list for the third month in a row. 

 

For past charts, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."

 
 
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