And in our final chart based item for the morning, ICv2 has released an adjusted list of the top-selling graphic novels of 2008, according to BookScan:
The top nine titles remained the same, but beginning with #10, five new titles made the top 20. Two of the Scholastic color Bone volumes, Bone Volume 1: Out from Boneville and Bone Volume 7: Ghost Circles, hit the list at #10 and #12, respectively.
Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, which was given a single ranking for the combined sales of all its covers, is #13 on this more comprehensive list.
Tokyopop’s Warrior’s Refuge, the OEL manga based on the works by Erin Hunter, is #15 on the combined list.
And Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventures Vol. 1 from Viz is #16.
A couple of very important things here: When factored into the list, kids comics actually dominate this list by a wide margin. NARUTO, BONE, WARRIORS, FRUITS BASKET.
Also, we can’t help but call out those WARRIORS books from Harper: They are packaged by Toykopop and concern a kitty cat fantasy along the lines of Watership Down, except with kitties. The stories are original. The art, from what we’ve seen, is not that great, but kids seem to be eating it up. We’ll note that Disney has also had success with their Artemis Fowl kids GNs and other properties. This is what the future of mainstream graphic novel publishing is going to look like, like it or lump it.