No-ruto

September 4, 2007

Feast your eyes on the latest bestseller list at Publishers Weekly Comics Week, because I’m guessing it’s going to get a little monotonous in the coming months.

There are some interesting entries on the roster. I’m a little surprised that Absolute Boyfriend 4 beat Fullmetal Alchemist 14, given the anime support for the latter. The former did come out earlier in the month, so maybe that was a factor. We’ll see if either of them show up next month as well. It’s happened with Fullmetal before.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid shows up for the second month running in the same slot (third place), which makes me think I should read it. Have I missed a bunch of glowing reviews?

In spite of a lengthy span with no new volumes, Hellsing apparently hasn’t lost its audience. I’m not sure if that’s a good message for publishers.

This month’s consolation prize goes to the second volume of DC’s 52. It came in second for the month in the Direct Market, where “such characters as Booster Gold, Inifinity Inc and Black Adam that have since spun off their own series or miniseries” hold more coin.