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Twilight: The Graphic Novel turns besteller lists all sparkly

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<i>Twilight: The Graphic Novel</i> turns besteller lists all sparkly

Considering that the first volume of Twilight: The Graphic Novel sold more than 66,000 copies in its first week of release — the largest-ever debut for a graphic novel in the United States — it’s no surprise it’s topping sales charts.

On Thursday, the Yen Press adaptation debuted at No. 6 on the USA Today bestseller list, which reflects sales of books in all categories at about 7,000 brick-and-mortar stores plus online retailers. And now this morning, Twilight topped The New York Times graphic book list, which employs some arcane formula that no one seems to understand.

In addition, the book hovers at No. 4 in’s Comics & Graphic Novels category, wedged between volumes of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and at No. 1 on Barnes & Noble’s list.

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, adapted by Young Kim, was released on March 16 with a 350,000-copy first printing. Stephenie Meyer’s series of young-adult novels on which the comic is based has sold more than 53 million copies worldwide.

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