New York Times Drops Manga Best Sellers List, Along With Other Comic Rankings

This Thursday, the New York Tmes announced plans to scraps best-sellers lists in categories including Graphic Hardcover, Graphic Paperback, and Manga categories in its print and digital editions as on February 5th. The move is generating plenty of talk in the American comic industry as publishers and creators seek to assert the medium’s legitimacy. 

 

Concerns were inflamed by recent Tweets from Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review seen to be dismissive of John Lewis’, Andrew Aydin’s, and Nate Powell’s March, about the civil rights protests of now-Congressman John Lewis.

 

Paul later clarified 

 

via The Beat

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.