Manga, “Dog Man” dominate May 2021 New York Times graphic novel best seller list

Dog Man

Updated on December 10, 2021

Here’s my monthly look at the New York Times’ graphic novel and manga best seller list.

The top five best sellers

  1. “Mothering Heights,” by Dav Pilkey (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
  2. “Cat Kid Comic Club,” by Dav Pilkey (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
  3. “Grime and Punishment,” by Dav Pilkey (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
  4. “FGTeeV Saves the World!,” by FGTeeV; art by Miguel Diaz Rivas (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
  5. “My Hero Academia,” vol. 27, by Kohei Horikoshi (Amazon, Kobo)

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“Dog Man” still tops the list

Cat Kid Comic Club
Art by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic)

For yet another month, “Dog Man” is at the top of the best seller list. For that matter, the exact same volumes take up the first, second, and third spots.

Manga is also still very popular, making up half of this month’s entries. The top seller is the newest volume of the chart’s most popular superhero series, “My Hero Academia.” (Sorry, Big Two fans, but DC and Marvel as usual are no-shows.)

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba” and “Chainsaw Man” take two spots each. There’s also (at #15) “Spy X Family”‘s first volume. Another new entry is “Jujutsu Kaisen,” vol. 9.

Once again, all of the manga on the list is published by VIZ Media. Catching up on said manga digitally should be easy, via the Shonen Jump app. It provides the entire runs of numerous VIZ Media series at the cheap price of $2/month.

… as is FGTeeV?

“FGTeeV Save the World” is a spin-off of “FGTeeV.” For those unaware (including myself until I wrote this post), FGTeeV is a YouTube channel featuring of a family of gamers. It’s a very popular channel, as each video has millions of views. Thus, it explains the graphic novel spin-off.

Image from “Dog Man: Mothering Heights.” Art by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic)


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