It looks like Publishers Weekly is taking a stab at the long-requested combined comic sales list. This week, they began publishing a comic bestseller list, the top ten titles for the month “compiled from data from bookstores and comics shops”.
Unsurprisingly, it’s all manga, except for The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation at #2 and Marvel’s Halo graphic novel at #10. What’s #1? Naruto Volume 11, with volumes 9 and 10 also on the list. That makes Viz the champion publisher, responsible for half the slots.
Of note also is how advanced the manga series are, with the earliest volume being 7. Looks like if you’ve got a popular series, you’re sitting pretty for a long while.