Bleach Ends Watchmen's 11-Month Run as #1 Graphic Novel
posted on by Egan Loo
Tite Kubo's book is 1st besides Alan Moore's book to top list since June 2008
According to Nielsen BookScan's list of the bestselling graphic novels in American bookstores for this month, Tite Kubo's Bleach manga volume 27 has ended Watchmen's 11-month run at #1. Kubo's manga volume is the first book, besides Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' acclaimed one-volume graphic novel, to top the monthly chart since June of 2008. In fact, manga occupies all but three of the top 20 slots in the chart. Below Watchmen at #2, Akihisa Ikeda's Rosario + Vampire volume 7, and Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto volumes 43 and 44 fill out the top 5. Five more Naruto books — volumes 38–42 — rank in the top 20.
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