'Genesis' Debuts at #9
In BookScan September Top 20
Published: 10/07/2009, Last Updated: 10/19/2009 11:30pm
We’re not sure what’s more amazing--that an illustrated book of the Bible is in the Top 20 graphic novels in bookstores, or that a graphic novel by Robert Crumb is in the Top 20 in bookstores. Either way, the new The Book of Genesis adaptation illustrated by Robert Crumb debuted at #9 in the Top 20 list of adult graphic novels in bookstores for September, according to the report from Nielsen BookScan. It only began to hit stores (and was shipped by Amazon) in the last week before the end of the month, so it will be October before it’s widely distributed and generally available.
The Book of Genesis has already gotten a lot of mainstream attention, including a preview in the New Yorker (see “Crumb’s Genesis Previewed”). In a review for ICv2 Insider’s Guide #69, shipping soon, our reviewer gave it a very rare five out of five stars, surely only one of many raves for this incredible work.
The new volume of Bleach took the #1 slot, the second time in three months the property has taken the #1 slot. It was one of seven Viz titles and ten manga titles in the Top 20. Black Bird Vol. 1 held in the Top 20 for the second month, a strong new series launching from Viz.
Yotsuba&! Vol. 6, the first volume published by Yen Press after it acquired it when ADV got out of the manga business (see “Yen Acquires Yotsuba&!), debuted at #7.
Batman: Arkham Asylum broke into the Top 20 at #11, surely propelled by the release of the Arkham Asylum videogame in late August.
Watchmen held at #2, with a late surge of attention to the property related to the DVD release keeping it up near the top of the chart.
The latest Naruto Vol. 46, debuted at #20 after releasing in the book channel last week. It was not shipped to comic stores until this week
The rankings, provided by Nielsen BookScan, track the bestselling
For charts from other months, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."
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