Star Trek Cracks Top Five
BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novels for May 2009
Published: 06/04/2009, Last Updated: 06/10/2009 01:26am
Star Trek: Countdown from IDW cracked the top five in the Nielsen BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel chart for May 2009, moving up from its debut slot at #9 last month. The movie release was early in May, so this will probably be as high as this volume gets.
Watchmen remained #1 for the 11th consecutive month.
The surge in Naruto releases over, the number of Naruto volumes in the Top 20 dropped to seven from 12 in April and nine in March. Volumes 43 and 44 continued to hold the #2 and #3 ranks.
Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 18 came in strong at #4.
Negima! Volume 21 crept up the chart to #7 (from #12 in April and #19 in March) in its third month in the Top 20, an unusual phenomenon reserved for only the strongest titles.
The latest volume of Dark Horse's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 8) hit the chart at #8.
Other new titles on the list included Stephen King’s Dark Tower: Treachery HC from Marvel at #9, Viz’s Giratina & the Sky Warrior at #11, and Top Shelf’s first published volume of Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen at #15.
There were seven publishers with titles in the Top 20 in May, an unusually high number.
The rankings, provided by Nielsen BookScan, track the bestselling
For charts from other months, see “Bookscan Top 20 GNs Index.”
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