Sunday, March 14, 2010

New York Times 3/14/2010 - Graphic Book Best Sellers

The New York Times Graphic Books Best Sellers 
List for March 14, 2010

I am including the list of NY Times bestselling graphic novels below. These are very popular in all of my libraries. Teen, tweens, and adults love reading these books. They are VERY popular! 

See which ones you have already read... and which ones are on your "to read" list!!!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time..............

This Week
Weeks on List
1KICK-ASS, by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.. (Marvel Entertainment, $14.99.) A “realistic“ and violent look at what would happen if a teenage boy put on a costume to fight crime. Not for the weak of heart.1
2DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD, by Robin Furth and Peter David. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.99.) This comic series explores the world set forth by Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” novels. Has Roland committed the worst crime of all?5
3THE BOOK OF GENESIS: ILLUSTRATED, by R. Crumb. (W.W. Norton & Co., $24.95.) The legendary artist tackles the first book of the Bible.21
4BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. (DC Comics, $17.99.) This critically acclaimed story from 1988 offers a possible origin for the Joker.52
5WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. (Marvel Entertainment, $34.99.) In a future world where the villains are triumphant, Wolverine has left heroics behind to care for his family. If only Hawkeye and the Hulk gang would accept that.15
6FINAL CRISIS, by Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco and Doug Mahnke. (DC Comics, $29.99.) The heroes of the DC Universe have their backs against the wall in this event storyline which features a much-publicized "death," a surprising rebirth and bits and pieces of Morrison brilliance.29
7BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL, by Tony Daniel. (DC Comics, $19.99.) Following the "death" of Batman, the protectors and plunderers of Gotham City fight to see who will control the mantle of the bat.15
8JOKER, by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. (DC Comics, $19.99.) The Joker, newly released from Arkham Asylum, deals with the rivals who have carved into his territory.32
9MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN, by Fred Van Lente and others. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.99.) The latest installment in the adventures of the undead versions of Marvel heroes.6
10THOR, VOL. 3, by J. Michael Straczynski and Marko Djurdjevic. (Marvel Entertainment, $19.99.) The story of the Asgardians on Earth takes a turn that involves Doctor Doom. Will Thor turn his back on his people?4

This Week
Weeks on List
1BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 8, VOL. 6, by Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson and others. (Dark Horse Comics, $15.99.) The vampires hold the upper hand, but the slayers are about to get some help: Oz. Plus, more on the mysterious Twilight.1
2FABLES, VOL. 13, by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges. (DC Comics, $17.99.) The Fables face-off against the Literals, the embodiments of romance, comedy, fantasy and one who can forever erase them from the world.4
3THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 11, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics, $14.99.) The road to Washington is filled with many dangers for Rick and his band of refugees. To say anything more will ruin the story.9
4WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (DC Comics, $19.99.) This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books.54
5THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE: RECORDED ATTACKS, by Max Brooks. (Three Rivers Press, $17.00.) If you want to survive a zombie attack, there may be no better way than to see how past cultures have done it.22
6THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 1, by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. (Image Comics, $14.99.) The gripping story of the human survivors in a world overrun by zombies begins.19
7V FOR VENDETTA, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. (DC Comics, $19.99.) In a dystopian future, an anarchist sets out to topple the oppressive and totalitarian government of the United Kingdom.47
8CHEW, VOL. 1, by John Layman and Rob Guillory. (Image Comics, $9.99.) Talk about taking a bite out of crime! Detective Tony Chu gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats, including corpses. He’s recruited to help solve the strangest cases.9
9THE UNWRITTEN, VOL. 1, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. (DC Comics, $9.99.) The father of Tom Taylor created a famous boy-wizard character modeled after his son. Now the fictional Tommy threatens to overwhelm the real one.8
10ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, VOL. 2, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. (DC Comics, $12.99.) Another batch of brilliant Superman tales in which the Man of Steel faces Bizarro, a couple who survived Krypton’s destruction and... his death?3

This Week
Weeks on List
1BLEACH, VOL. 30, by Tite Kubo. (Viz Media, $9.99.) Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife.1
2NARUTO, VOL. 47, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Naurto learns more secrets from his past and moves closer to discovering the identity of his nemesis, Pain.5
3NEGIMA! (MAGISTER NEGI MAGI), VOL. 25, by Ken Akamatsu. (Del Rey, $10.99.) Fate Averruncus gives Negi a choice: fight him and save the world or flee and guarantee his student’s safety.2
4VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 9, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Cross Academy has day and evening students, but the latter have a secret: they are vampires.5
5THE DARK-HUNTERS, V. 2, by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Claudia Campos. (St. Martin’s Griifin, $9.99.) As an accountant scarier than a vampire? Find out in this graphic novel adaptation of the best-selling “Dark-Hunters” novels, which have been described as a “paranormal romance series.”1
6SOUL EATER, VOL. 2, by Atsushi Ohkubo. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Maka, an arms expert, wants to turn the Soul Eater, her living scythe, into the ultimate weapon for Death.2
7BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 1, by Yana Toboso. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Sebastian is a loyal butler who moves easily from dinner parties to the underworld. Is he too good to be true? Is he even human?6
8SKIP BEAT!, VOL. 20, by Yoshiki Nakamura. (Viz Media, $9.99.) Kyoko tries to create a Christmas miracle. Can she cheer up Maria, who has a very good reason for enjoying the holiday season?1
9ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 1, by Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) Alice wanders into a very different part of Wonderland in this interpretation of the classic tale. In this new area of the fantasy land, every man is in love with Alice... and firearms.5
10ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 2, by Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) Alice’s exploration of this strange wonderland continues. In this world, everyone has clocks for hearts. Because they can be easily repaired, life is valued less.

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