October BookScan--Top 20 Graphic Novels
'Attack on Titan' is #1
Published: 11/07/2013 03:12am
This was the first time Attack on Titan had taken the top position. Perhaps most notable, the #1 title was the first volume of the series, of which there were seven available in October, indicating that new customers are finding the property in droves. The series hit the Top 20 in June, the Top 5 two months later in August, and now the #1 position in another two months in October.
The Walking Dead continues to thrive, with five volumes in the Top 20. And the top TWD volume is the first Compendium, at #2 overall, with the first regular volume at #13, indicating that some seven years after the launch of the graphic novel series, new readers are still finding it in large numbers.
DC had a good month, with four titles in the Top 20, all new! DC hasn’t had a new title in the Top 20 since June, when it had one.
The latest Avatar: The Last Airbender volume from Dark Horse hit the charts at #8, which is impressive, especially given that the book shipped at the very end of the month and so did not have many days to generate sales.
There were nine manga titles in the Top 20, another solid performance for the category. Rosario+Vampire was the top Viz title, at #3.
The latest Pearls Before Swine collection rounded out the Top 20 in the final slot.
For past BookScan Top 20 Graphic Novel lists, see the "BookScan Top 20 GNs Index."
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