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August 7, 2008

Watchmen Tops Bookscan GN List

As expected because it was a big enough shift to lead to reprints and multiple reports of scarcity, DC's perennial turned suddenly super-hot book Watchmen has used the boost of its movie trailer release to vault to the top of the comics-related Bookscan charts, the comics business news and analysis site reports. I suppose there's something to be said for books from US publishers hitting 10 of 20 slots rather than their usual two or three, but given the successful Batman movie and Watchmen trailer as drivers and the fact that the dominant manga series (all but one charting) are pretty far along in their runs, I don't necessarily see it as a sign of category strength as much as a sign how dominant manga really is. Plus: it's sort of gross.
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