The latest rankings have come in from NPD BookScan via ICv2 showing what the top twenty graphic novels in general were for the adult market in December 2019. It was, once again, a good month for Viz Media as not only did they have eleven slots on the chart, they had all the manga on the chart as well. This month saw seven volumes of My Hero Academia claiming slots while new volumes of One-Punch Man and Dragon Ball Super did well. The backlist also saw a surge in Demon Slayer and we may be seeing later volumes going on the upswing as well.
The best news? No Longer Human charted in hardcover form in the tenth slot. That’s impressive considering price and it being somewhat of a limited audience. They went out and bought.
On the superhero side, Watchmen continues its evergreen-ness for DC Comics while Marvel Comics has House of X / Powers of X charting in hardcover.
The top of the list is from the more general author side where Strange Planet from Nathan Pyle takes the top spot while Dark Horse Comics gets its own charting book with Critical Role: Vox Machina: Origins.
|NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels – December 2019 (12/3/19 – 1/4/20)|
|1||STRANGE PLANET HC||NATHAN W. PYLE||MORROW GIFT|
|2||WATCHMEN (2019 EDITION)||ALAN MOORE||DC COMICS|
|3||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 1||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|4||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 22||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|5||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 2||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|6||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 3||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|7||ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL. 18||ONE||VIZ MEDIA|
|8||THE MUELLER REPORT ILLUSTRATED: THE OBSTRUCTION INVESTIGATION||THE WASHINGTON POST||SCRIBNER|
|9||THE ADVENTURE ZONE: MURDER ON THE ROCKPORT LIMITED!||CLINT MCELROY||MACMILLAN|
|10||NO LONGER HUMAN HC||JUNJI ITO||VIZ MEDIA|
|11||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 4||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|12||THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 4||ROBERT KIRKMAN||IMAGE COMICS|
|13||THEY CALLED US ENEMY||GEORGE TAKEI||TOP SHELF PROD.|
|14||HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X HC||JONATHAN HICKMAN||MARVEL COMICS|
|15||DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 1||KOYOHARU GOTOUGE||VIZ MEDIA|
|16||DRAGON BALL SUPER VOL. 7||AKIRA TORIYAMA||VIZ MEDIA|
|17||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 5||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|18||CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA: ORIGINS VOL. 1||MATTHEW MERCER||DARK HORSE COMICS|
|19||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 21||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|20||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 20||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|Source: The NPD Group/BookScan|