Monday, June 21, 2010

New York Times Graphic Books - Week of June 20, 2010

New York Times Graphic Books
Week of June 20, 2010

Welcome to this week's New York Times best selling graphic books!

Here is the link to the list of New York Times Graphic Book best sellers for the week of June 20, 2010:

There are six newcomers to this list this week. Who is going to tell us what their names are... and better yet... Your thoughts on these books...
Have you bought them? Are you planning to read them? What's the buzz on the street?

Here is the entire list of New York Times Graphic Books for the week of June 20, 2010.


This Week Weeks on List

1 TWILIGHT: 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. 13

2 KICK-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. 15

3 WILSON, by Daniel Clowes. (Drawn & Quarterly, $21.95.) "Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else." 6

4 THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES, VOL. 1, by Lee Falk and Ray Moore. (Hermes Press, $39.99.) The Phantom, "the ghost who walks," gets the lavish-collection treatment, this one covering his very first adventures from 1936 to 1938. 1

5 FLASH: 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. 6

6 JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, by James Robinson and Mauro Cascioli. (DC Comics, $24.99.) A new more aggressive Justice League is formed in the wake of the deaths of some long-time comrades. 1

7 BATMAN: 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. 66

8 WEDNESDAY COMICS, by Various. (DC Comics, $49.99.) The oversized newspaper anthology series featuring some of the industry’s most popular talents gets a first-class facelift. 2

9 BATMAN 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. 9

10 JONAH HEX: NO WAY BACK, by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Tony DeZuniga. (DC Comics, $19.99.) The antihero of the Wild West stars in this original graphic novel. In it, Jonah tries to reconnect with his dying mother and searches for his missing lover Tallulah Black. 1


This Week Weeks on List

1 SCOTT 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. 14

2 MASS EFFECT: REDEMPTION, by Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller. (Dark Horse Comics, $16.99.) The four-part series reveals the back story of events leading up to Mass Effect 2, the video game released in January. 1

3 SCOTT 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? 10

4 SCOTT PILGRIM AND THE INFINITE SADNESS, by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (Oni Press, $11.95.) Scott must face not only Ramona’s third evil ex, but also his own! Oh, and the two exes just happen to be dating each other and in a band. Which can mean only one thing: Bass Battle! 2

5 FINAL CRISIS, by Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco and Doug Mahnke. (DC Comics, $19.99.) 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. 1

6 THE 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. 32

7 SCOTT 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. 6

8 WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (DC Comics, $19.99.) This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books. 68

9 SCOTT 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. 10

10 V 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. 60


This Week Weeks on List

1 NARUTO, VOL. 48, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The origins and true nature of Pain, Naruto’s arch nemesis, are revealed. 2

2 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 10, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The battle for Cross Academy continues as Headmaster Cross enters the fray. 2

3 BLEACH, VOL. 31, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Ichigo and his companions press on in their mission to rescue Orihime, but two arrancars and Espada Ulquiorra stand in their way. 2

4 HELLSING, VOL. 10, by Kohta Hirano. (Dark Horse Comics, $13.99.) No spoilers! After 13 years, Hirano’s epic genre mash-up reaches its conclusion. 2

5 BLACK 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? 4

6 YU-GI-OH! R, VOL. 5, by Akira Ito. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) In the final volume of the spinoff series, Yugi must duel to the death to save Anzu’s soul. 2

7 ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 3, by Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) Alice wanders into a very different part of Wonderland in this interpretation of the classic tale. 2

8 NEGIMA! 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. 3

9 NARUTO, 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. 17

10 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: LAST ORDER, VOL. 13, by Yukito Kishiro. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Alita is a powerful cyborg with a soft heart and a mysterious past. In this installment, Pissaro, a new villain, struts his stuff at the barbaric Z.O.T. Tournament! 1


Happy  reading!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!11

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