Although this should surprise no one, ICv2.com reports that, buoyed by the successful film adaptation, Frank Miller’s 300 dominated graphic novel sales in the direct and book markets during the first quarter of 2007.
The $30 hardcover has brought in more $1.5 million in retail sales from bookstores alone, the retailer website writes in the summary of its latest ICv2 Guide to Graphic Novels. Still, Naruto, Vol. 13, recently passed 300 in unit sales.
The new guide also spotlights the growth of shojo manga, noting that, “eleven of the top 25 manga properties identified by ICv2 are true shojo titles, while other key properties such as Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist and Bleach have substantial numbers of female readers.”