ICv2 has posted the sales rankings for Bookscan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for the month of May. ICv2 notes that The Walking Dead has cooled a bit, with the show off the air for the summer, with Naruto, of all things, taking back the top spot. Sailor Moon, the Twilight manga, and Black Bird and several other manga also do well, as does the now six months old Saga Volume 1. And a promising title named Watchmen.
Two Volumes of he Snyder/Capullo Batman and the Fraction/Aja Hawkeye Volume 1 also chart showing that it really is more about creators working at the top of their game in the book market at least.
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