'The Book of Genesis' Is #2
Published: 11/05/2009, Last Updated: 11/06/2009 01:23am
After a strong debut (see “Genesis Debuts at #9”), Robert Crumb’s The Book of Genesis moved up the bookstore adult graphic novel chart this month, ranking #2 among all titles in the category. Crumb is currently on a publicity tour of the
The Book of Genesis was topped only by manga powerhouse Naruto (Vol. 46), which took #1, as it almost always does the month the new volume is released.
It was a good month for Naruto publisher Viz, and for manga: the Top 20 Graphic Novel list includes nine Viz titles and a total of 15 manga titles (plus one OEL title). Two manga series debuts made the Top 20. Yu-Gi-Oh! R, from Viz, marks the first volume of the manga in the new Yu-Gi-Oh! series. And Yen Press debuted the first volume of Soul Eater, a manga new to the
Among American titles, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, the new book in Max Brooks’ zombie franchise, is at #3.
What seems to be turning into a permanent top ten slot for graphic novel adaptations of American bestsellers was held this month by Maximum Ride: The Manga, the latest adaptation of James Patterson’s work from Yen Press.
Watchmen Trade Paperback was down to #11 from #2 last month, with the waning of the DVD release publicity and merchandising.
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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