Alan Moore continues to work his magic on The New York Times Graphic Book Best Seller List, as four of his titles appear this week. And only two of them are named Watchmen.
Moore’s famed collaboration with Dave Gibbons holds onto the top spots on the hardcover and paperback charts, followed at No. 2 by Batman: The Killing Joke on the former and Light of Thy Countenance — adapted by Antony Johnston and Felipe Massafera — on the latter.
Should I feel bad that I’ve never heard of Light of Thy Countenance?
The 22nd volume of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket finally knocks Naruto off his perch atop the manga list. Don’t feel bad for Masashi Kishimoto, though: His insanely popular series still lays claim to spots two through six and No. 9.
It’s also worth noting that the second volume of James Robinson and Tony Harris’ Starman Omnibus climbs back up the hardcover list, landing at No. 3, and IDW Publishing’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book debuts at No. 6.
And two new collections of Marvel’s Squadron Supreme enter the softcover category at Nos. 3 and 4.
The Times lists are compiled using an arcane formula that includes sales data from hundreds of retail outlets, including independent booksellers, book chains, online stores and direct-market shops.
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