Updated on December 10, 2021
This month’s New York Times graphic novel and manga best seller list is now out.
The top five best sellers
Here’s September’s top five best sellers:
- “New Kid,” by Jerry Craft (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
- “Guts,” by Raina Telgemeier (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
- “Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Roller Skates,” by Ann N. Martin; illustrated by Katy Farina (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
- “March: Book One,” by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; illustrated by Nate Powell (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
- “The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite,” by Gerard Way; illustrated by Gabriel Bá. (Amazon, Bookshop, Kobo)
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Back on top at #1 (for the first time since July) is Jerry Craft’s “New Kid.”
“The Umbrella Academy” is popular this month
Including “New Kid,” most of the top five resembles last month’s list. The exception is that “Adventure Zone”‘s been replaced by a new entry, “The Umbrella Academy”‘s first volume. The Dark Horse-published comic was recently spun off into a popular Netflix series, so I can see why it’s finally hit the best seller list (taking up three spots, at #5, #6, and #10).
By default, “The Umbrella Academy” is also the top superhero comic on this month’s list, though “My Hero Academia”‘s first volume came in at #7.
“American Born Chinese” also made the list
Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel “American Born Chinese” also made the list this month (at #14). The book focuses on topics such as immigration, cultural assimilation, and Western stereotypes about Chinese people.
Yang is also the author (though not the illustrator) of the graphic novel “Superman Smashes the Klan.”
Image from “New Kid.” Art by Jerry Craft. (Quill Tree Books)