'Genesis' Is #1!
Published: 12/03/2009, Last Updated: 12/08/2009 01:21am
Robert Crumbs’ The Book of Genesis took the #1 slot in the adult graphic novel chart for November, after moving up steadily since its debut in September. After debuting at #9, Genesis was #2 in October (see “Book of Genesis Is #2”), in the wake of a publicity tour by Crumb and great reviews. It’s very unusual for a book to move up to the top slot in its third month; it likely means that word of mouth and other factors are all contributing.
The new titles on the list were all volumes of ongoing manga series, with one exception; Green Lantern: Agent Orange HC, the collection of the Blackest Night run-up starring Green Lantern by Geoff Johns and Phillip Tan, debuted at #19.
Yen Press’s Maximum Ride adaptation is showing strength. The latest volume moved up from #7 to #4, while the first volume re-appeared on the top 20 list as well.
Fourteen manga titles (plus two OEL volumes) was a fairly typical share of the top 20. Viz held half the slots, also fairly typical. Del Rey and Yen tied with three titles each in the top 20.
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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