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'Sailor Moon' Pulls Off a Hat Trick

Third Month at #1

Published: 12/08/2011 01:55am
Corrected December 8thSailor Moon took the #1 slot in the Nielsen BookScan chart of the Top 20 adult graphic novels sold in bookstores for the third month in a row in November.  Now there are four volumes associated with the property in the Top 20: Sailor Moon Vol. 2 at #1, Codename Sailor V Vol. 2 at #3, Sailor Moon Vol. 1 at #5, and Codename: Sailor V Vol. 1 at #13.

The first volumes of both Sailor series took #1 and #6 in October (see "'Sailor Moon Still on Top") and #1 and #2 in September (see "'Sailor Moon' is #1").

Note: T he first version of this chart, published on the morning of December 7th, did not include Sailor Moon Vol. 1 due to an error at a company that supplies BookScan with classification data.  It correctly appears at #5, as noted above.  We had speculated that the reason that volume was absent from the list (since it had been selling so well) was that there were supply problems.  There were no supply problems; there are plenty of copies of Sailor Moon Vol. 1 available. –ed.

The Walking Dead had its best showing of this new, bigger TV season, with seven volumes in the Top 20.

DC Comics' Batman: Noel HC, a new release, was the top superhero title at #4.

Craig Thompson’s Habibi HC slipped a bit (#7) but stayed in the Top 10 for the third month.

DC is preparing for the release of its New 52 collection in December with the release of the Flashpoint HC collection in November, which charted at #17.

BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novels in November 2011

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

SAILOR MOON VOL. 2

NAOKE TAKEUCHI

KODANSHA COMICS

2

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 1

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

3

CODENAME: SAILOR V VOL. 2

NAOKE TAKEUCHI

KODANSHA COMICS

4

BATMAN: NOEL HC

LEE BERMEJO

DC COMICS

5

SAILOR MOON VOL. 1

NAOKE TAKEUCHI

KODANSHA COMICS

6

THE WAKLING DEAD BOOK 1 HC

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

7

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

8

HABIBI HC

CRAIG THOMPSON

PANTHEON BOOKS

9

BLACK BIRD VOL. 11

KANOKO SAKURAKOJI

VIZ MEDIA

10

BLACK BUTLER VOL. 7

YANA TOBOSO

YEN PRESS

11

NARUTO VOL. 52 

MASASHI KISHIMOTO

VIZ MEDIA

12

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 7 HC

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

13

CODENAME: SAILOR V VOL. 1

NAOKE TAKEUCHI

KODANSHA COMICS

14

MARVEL CHRONICLE HC

TOM BREVOORT

DK PUBLISHING

15

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 2

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

16

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 2 HC

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

17

THE BATMAN FILES HC

MATTHEW MANNING

ANDREWS MCMEEL

18

FLASHPOINT HC

GEOFF JOHNS

DC COMICS

19

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 14

ROBERT KIRKMAN

IMAGE COMICS

20

BATMAN: YEAR ONE

FRANK MILLER

DC COMICS


For past BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel lists, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."
 
 
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