Add "Black Panther" to Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ list of best-selling titles.
The culture critic and "The Atlantic" journalist’s first foray into comic books was not only the top-selling comic last month, but according to Vulture, it’s the top-selling comic of 2016 so far.
Less than a year after the success of his memoir, "Between the World and Me," the first issue of Coates’ reboot of the classic Marvel character’s story tops the list with 253,259 orders from North American retailers. While that number doesn’t account for actual sales (or orders from oustide the continent), Vulture notes that it "is the only industry statistic available and it’s generally a good indicator of interest in a comic." The closest runner-up, the inaugural issue of Marvel’s "Star Wars: Poe Dameron," received just 175,322 orders.