'Avatar' Tops Bookstore GN Sales in February
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Published: 03/10/2012 03:06am
Another media-aided book on the list was Dark Horse’s adaptation of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, which benefited from the 3-D release of the film during the month. Movies and TV shows aren’t the only drivers of graphic novel sales, the Blizzard Entertainment video game tie-in Diablo III: Book of Cain dropped from #5 to #10, but remained on the list for the third month in a row.
After five months on the list Craig Thompson’s Habibi dropped out the Top 20. It should be noted that Habibi has clearly been the bestselling new literary graphic published in 2011. .
For the second month in a row manga took 13 spots on the list. The manga juggernaut may not be what it used to be, but it remains a key player in the bookstore graphic novel market. Three volumes associated with Masashi Kissimoto’s Naruto (two volumes of manga and a character guide) made the list. Naruto has remained the bestselling manga property in North America for over five years, an unprecedented run for sure.
For past BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel lists, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."
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