Sunday, June 6, 2010

Graphic Books Sunday New York Times
Week of June 5, 2010

What time is it????????????

It's that time again...

Time for the New York Times list of Graphic Books for the week of June 5, 2010.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyers is still number one for the Hardcover books. However there are some new comers to several lists including: Batman the streets of Gotham, Volume I by Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen and Scalped, Volume 6, by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guer.

There is a new number one Manga book that debuted this week. It is NEGIMA! MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 26, by Ken Akamatsu.

Dance in the Vampire Bund, Volume 7by Nozomu Tamaki is another newcomer to the list.

Here is the link to the entire New York Times Graphic Books list for June 5, 2010.

Here is the entire list:


1TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, VOL. 1, by Stephenie Meyer and Young C. Kim. (Yen Press, $19.99.) The comic adaptation of the ever-popular vampire series.11
2THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, VOL. 1, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. (Marvel Entertainment, $39.99.) Iron Man faces off against Ezekiel Stane and Norman Osborn in this deluxe collection of the on-going series.8
3KICK-ASS, by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.. (Marvel Entertainment, $14.99.) A "realistic" look at what would happen if a teenage boy put on a costume to fight crime. Not for the weak of heart.13
4FLASH: REBIRTH, by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver. (DC Comics, $19.99.) Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash, is back from the dead. He must adjust to his return and what he learns about the Speed Force to which all the super-speedsters are linked.4
5BATMAN AND ROBIN, VOL. 1, by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and Philip Tan. (DC Comics, $24.99.) After Batman’s demise, Dick Grayson, the first Robin, takes on the mantle of the Bat. His costumed partner is Damien, the son of Bruce Wayne. Causing them grief? Jason Todd, the second Robin.7
6THE WALKING DEAD: BOOK 5, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics, $34.99.) This hardcover edition of the zombie survival tale collects issues 49-60 in which the group of survivors start their dangerous trek to Washington.3
7WILSON, by Daniel Clowes. (Drawn & Quarterly, $21.95.) "Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else."4
8BATMAN: 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.64
9CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN, by Ed Brubaker and Bryan Hitch. (Marvel Entertainment, $24.99.) Everyone knew the Sentinel of Liberty could not stay dead forever. This is the story of his rebirth.6
10BATMAN: THE STREETS OF GOTHAM, VOL. 1, by Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen. (DC Comics, $19.99.) Commissioner Gordon must learn to work with the new Batman (Dick Grayson) to bring down the arsonist known as Firefly.1

This Week
Weeks on List
1THE 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.30
2WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (DC Comics, $19.99.) This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books.66
3PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith, Tony Lee and Cliff Richards. (Del Rey, $14.99.) In polite society, the undead are called "unmentionables" or "dreadfuls." Will they be able to come between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy?4
4SCOTT PILGRIM: GETS IT TOGETHER, by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (Oni Press, $11.95.) In this fourth volume of the series, Scott gets a job (Best. Dishwasher. Ever) and battles Roxie the ninja, another of Ramona’s evil exes.4
5SCALPED, VOL. 6, by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera. (Vertigo, $14.99.) This is the latest volume about life and death on an Indian reservation. In this installment, Red Crow, the corrupt casino leader, commits a murder in front of witnesses, giving the F.B.I. hope of putting him away.1
6SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (Oni Press, $11.95.) Scott Pilgrim faces off against the second of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends. What will Knives Chau think? Aren’t THEY dating?8
7THE 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.20
8SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE UNIVERSE, by Bryan Lee O’Malley. (Oni Press, $11.95.) Can Ramona’s twin ex-boyfriends be defeated? Sounds like a job for… Scott Pilgrim.9
9V 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.58
10SCOTT PILGRIM: PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE, by Bryan O''Malley. (Oni Press, $11.95.) Meet Scott Pilgrim, twentysomething slacker, member of the band Sex Bob-Omb and would-be suitor of Ramona Flowers.12

This Week
Weeks on List
1NEGIMA! MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 26, by Ken Akamatsu. (Del Rey, $10.99.) Negi, the boy wizard, vows to win the martial arts tournament and free his students from slavery.1
2BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 2, 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?2
3BLACK BIRD, VOL. 4, by Kanoko Sakurakoji. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Misao Harada can see into a magical realm where she is the bride demon of prophecy. How will she survive the pursuit of demons who want the power in her blood?4
4NARUTO, VOL. 47, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Naruto learns more secrets from his past and moves closer to discovering the identity of his nemesis, Pain.16
5PANDORA HEARTS, VOL. 2, by Jun Mochizuki. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Oz, who is condemned to an abyss for a mysterious sin, sets out to investigate with an Alice, an equally mysterious girl he met in exile.2
6BLACK 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?17
7DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND, VOL. 7, by Nozomu Tamaki. (Seven Seas Entertainment, $10.99.) The bund is a haven for vampires off the coast of Tokyo ruled by Queen Mina Tepes, who finds herself under attack.1
8KOBATO, VOL. 1, by Clamp. (Yen Press, $11.99.) Kobato Hanato is a girl on a mission: to have a single wish granted. But she must first pass various trials that test her common sense which, alas, seems to be lacking.2
9ROSARIO VAMPIRE: SEASON II, VOL. 1, by Akihisa Ikeda. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Tsukune Aono’s new school is filled with vampires and werewolves. And the girl he is interested seems to have eyes for him, but is it his blood she’s after?7
10SPICE AND WOLF, VOL. 1, by Isuna Hasekura and Keito Koume. (Yen Press, $12.99.) A young merchant finds himself with a companion: Holo, the Wolf-God of the harvest, and encounter some business opportunities.3


Until the next time...........
Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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