October 18, 2004

The Numbers Game

Lots of incoming news as ICv2 has September stats for comics and graphic novel sales in the direct market. You can see the Top 300 Comics for the month and Top 100 Graphic Novels (Ultimate X-Men is on top, but Hellsing Vol. 4 sold like gangbusters and the one-volume Bone is still doing well). There's also a new Retailer Guide to Manga that includes a list of the hottest manga properties. For all the talk about the impact of shoujo, only one title in the Top 10 -- Fruits Basket -- is blatantly girly; the rest have evenly divided fanbases and cross-gender appeal.

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