ICv2: April 2022 NPD BookScan – 71Bait

Fueled by the media, Batman and Moon Knight continue to dominate the superhero charts. Webtoon Collections are strong in author list; Reflecting its wide appeal, works by Neil Gaiman appear on both. There are some interesting patterns in the charts of the top 20 author, manga, and superhero graphic novels in the Book Channel based … Read more

Seven Seas licenses Spriggan, Yokohama Shopping Log manga – 71Bait

Seven Seas has announced several rounds of new licenses, including a deluxe adaptation of a classic series known to English-speaking fans as anime rather than manga, a slice-of-life story that has been on English-speaking readers’ wish lists for years and one Newcomer to the burgeoning yakuza genre. Read on for details! spriggan, by Hiroshi Takashige … Read more

ICv2: Manga for Kids: Beyond ‘Pokemon’ and ‘Yotsuba&!’ – 71Bait

Children’s comics are booming and manga is booming, but there’s not much overlap: Most manga are rated for ages 13 and up. There is pokemon, natural and Yotsuba&! (which is actually made for adults, although it’s perfectly child-friendly), but what else? In fact, publishers have released more manga aimed at teens, although there’s plenty of … Read more

ICv2: January 2022 NPD BookScan – 71Bait

The new year brings some changes to the top 20 authored, manga and superhero graphic novels in the Book Channel based on NPD BookScan data for January 2022 (22.01.-29.01.22) provided to ICv2. It’s a new year and a new cast for the superhero charts. The holidays are over, so it’s not surprising Sithmas of a … Read more

ICv2: February 2022 NPD BookScan – 71Bait

There is a mix of old favorites and new releases in the table of the top 20 graphic novels by authors, manga and superheroes in the Book Channel, based on NPD BookScan data for February 2022 (01/30/22 – 02/26/22). provided for ICv2. There are four February 2022 releases in the Superhero chart: Moon Knight: The … Read more

Review: “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” is a coming-of-age creepypasta – 71Bait

In June 2009, 20-year-old aspiring filmmaker Troy Wagner uploaded a remarkably spooky 47-second clip to YouTube. The beginning of a web series based on a story he read on the online forum Something Awful is presented as raw footage recorded by a young man before abruptly cutting off all contact with his friends. A menacing … Read more

ICv2: March 2022 NPD BookScan – 71Bait

A film, TV show and national politics made their mark on the Book Channel’s Top 20 Authors, Manga and Superhero Graphic Novels charts based on NPD BookScan data for March 2022 (27.2.22-4.2/ 22) provided for ICv2. The release of The Batman had the greatest impact (see “‘The Batman’ Approaches $500M”); While there are always many … Read more