News Bleach Ends Watchmen's 11-Month Run as #1 Graphic Novel
posted on 2009-07-02 17:23 EDT by Egan Loo
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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