Full Year 2023 Circana BookScan – Top 20 Adult and Kids Graphic Novels

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Information from Circana BookScan is the gold standard for graphic novel sales information, and ICv2 is the only authorized source of BookScan graphic novel sales rankings and actual sales info.  Any other source of that information is likely to be inaccurate, incomplete, or both.

For the first time this year, we’re reporting full year 2023 sales rankings for Adult and Kids Graphic Novels, and for the Author, Superhero, and Manga categories.  Thanks to Circana for this additional information for our readers.

Top 20 2023 Adult Graphic Novels
As is generally the case with our monthly charts, the Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels list for the full year is also dominated by manga, with the top four manga titles a roll call of VIZ Media first volumes.

It’s no surprise that the 2023 adult list is dominated by manga, but what is surprising is the types of non-manga titles that cracked the chart top 20 unit sales for the year chart.  For starters, the fact that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin, which was released in 2022, came in at #2 for the full year in units, at a cover price more than double most manga, is incredible.

Also a surprise is Bill Watterson’s The Mysteries, which was released in October but still hit #14 on the full year chart.

Circana BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels – Full Year 2023

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 1

KOYOHARU GOTOUGE

VIZ MEDIA

2

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN HC

KEVIN EASTMAN

IDW PUBLISHING

3

CHAINSAW MAN VOL. 1

TATSUKI FUJIMOTO

VIZ MEDIA

4

SPY X FAMILY VOL. 1

TATSUYA ENDO

VIZ MEDIA

5

JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL. 1

GEGE AKUTAMI

VIZ MEDIA

6

BERSERK DELUXE VOL. 1 HC

KENTARO MIURA

DARK HORSE

7

JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL. 0

GEGE AKUTAMI

VIZ MEDIA

8

CHAINSAW MAN VOL. 12

TATSUKI FUJIMOTO

VIZ MEDIA

9

SPY X FAMILY VOL. 9

TATSUYA ENDO

VIZ MEDIA

10

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 1

KOHEI HORIKOSHI

VIZ MEDIA

11

SPY X FAMILY VOL. 2

TATSUYA ENDO

VIZ MEDIA

12

CHAINSAW MAN VOL. 2

TATSUKI FUJIMOTO

VIZ MEDIA

13

JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL. 19

GEGE AKUTAMI

VIZ MEDIA

14

THE MYSTERIES HC

BILL WATTERSON

ANDREWS MCMEEL

15

DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 2

KOYOHARU GOTOUGE

VIZ MEDIA

16

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 33

KOHEI HORIKOSHI

VIZ MEDIA

17

ONE PIECE VOL. 103

EIICHIRO ODA

VIZ MEDIA

18

LORE OLYMPUS: VOL. FOUR HC

RACHEL SMYTHE

INKLORE

19

CHAINSAW MAN VOL. 3

TATSUKI FUJIMOTO

VIZ MEDIA

20

BLUE LOCK VOL. 1

MUNEYUKI KANESHIRO

KODANSHA

Source: Circana

Note: All volumes are trade paperbacks unless noted as hardcovers.

Top 20 2023 Kids Graphic Novels
Graphix took all the slots on the full year Kids Graphic Novel charts, with Dav Pilkey accounting for 13 of the Top 20.  New titles making the Top 20 include Five Nights at Freddy’s (behind the movie release) and Heartstoppers (behind the hit Netflix series).

Circana BookScan Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels – Full Year 2023

Rank

Title

Author

Publisher

1

DOG MAN VOL. 11: TWENTY THOUSAND FLEAS UNDER THE SEA HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

2

CAT KID COMIC CLUB VOL. 4: COLLABORATIONS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

3

CAT KID COMIC CLUB VOL. 5: INFLUENCERS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

4

BABY-SITTERS CLUB VOL. 13: MARY ANNE’S BAD LUCK MYSTERY

CYNTHIA YUAN CHENG

GRAPHIX

5

DOG MAN VOL. 9: GRIME AND PUNISHMENT HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

6

DOG MAN VOL. 10: MOTHERING HEIGHTS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

7

DOG MAN VOL. 7: FOR WHOM THE BALL ROLLS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

8

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S VOL. 1: FAZBEAR FRIGHTS GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION VOL. 1

SCOTT CAWTHON

GRAPHIX

9

DOG MAN VOL. 8: FETCH-22 HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

10

DOG MAN VOL. 1 HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

11

DOG MAN VOL. 3: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

12

DOG MAN VOL. 5: LORD OF THE FLEAS HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

13

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S VOL. 5: FAZBEAR FRIGHTS GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION VOL. 2

SCOTT CAWTHON

GRAPHIX

14

HEARTSTOPPER VOL. 1

ALICE OSEMAN

GRAPHIX

15

BABY-SITTERS LITTLE SISTER VOL. 6: KAREN’S BIRTHDAY

KATY FARINA

GRAPHIX

16

DOG MAN VOL. 4: DOG MAN AND CAT KID HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

17

WINGS OF FIRE VOL. 1: THE DRAGONET PROPHECY

TUI T. SUTHERLAND

GRAPHIX

18

DOG MAN VOL. 2: UNLEASHED HC

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

19

CAT KID COMIC CLUB VOL. 3: ON PURPOSE

DAV PILKEY

GRAPHIX

20

HEARTSTOPPER VOL. 5

ALICE OSEMAN

GRAPHIX

Source: Circana

Note: All volumes are trade paperbacks unless noted as hardcovers.

For charts of full year 2023 graphic novel sales from Circana:
Full Year 2023 Circana BookScan – Top 20 Author, Superhero, and Manga Graphic Novels

For the charts with the actual sales numbers from Circana, see these articles on the ICv2 Pro site:
Full Year 2023 Circana BookScan – Top 20 Adult and Kids Graphic Novels, with Actual Sales
Full Year 2023 Circana BookScan – Top 20 Author, Superhero, and Manga Graphic Novels, with Actual Sales

Circana collects weekly point-of-sale data on print books from over 16,000 locations including e-tailers, chains, mass merchandisers, independent bookstores, and more.  Circana covers approximately 85% of the U.S. trade print book market.  The ranks on this chart are based on piece sales.  Some publishers classify titles that are primarily text, or art books, as graphic novels; we’ve removed those titles from the ranking above.

For our monthly Top 20 Graphic Novel charts, see the “Top 20 Graphic Novels Index.”

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