Monday, November 1, 2010
New York Times Graphic Novels - Week of October 31, 2010
Here is the list of best selling New York Times Graphic novels for the week of October 31, 2010.
Are there any new comers to the list? Have you read any of these graphic novels? Which ones are your favorites? Either click on the list or scroll down to read the entire list.
Looks like we have a new hardcover graphic novel that debuted on the list at number one:
X'ED OUT, by Charles Burns.
How many of you are planning to buy this book or read it from your local library? Are there any additional ones? If so, scroll down and see for yourself and let us know your thoughts.
Here is the link to the list:
Here is the entire list:
HARDCOVER GRAPHIC BOOKS
This Week Weeks on List
1 X'ED OUT, by Charles Burns. (Pantheon, $19.95.) Doug walks the fine line between dreams and reality, with no way to tell them apart. Head injuries tend to do that to a person. 1
2 THE EXILE: AN OUTLANDER GRAPHIC NOVEL, by Diana Gabaldon and Hoang Nguyen. (Random House, $25.) The story of Jamie Fraser, a kilt-wearing 18th-century Scotsman, and Claire Randall, a World War II-era nurse who has been transported back in time, is retold in the graphic novel format. 5
3 BATMAN, LIFE AFTER DEATH, by Tony Daniel. (DC Comics, $19.99.) Batman must discover the true identity of the Black Mask while monitoring the completion of the new Arkham Asylum. 1
4 THE OUTFIT, by Darwyn Cooke. (IDW, $24.99.) A second adventure of Parker, the antihero created by Richard Stark, is turned into a graphic novel. In his installment, Parker gets a new face... and revenge. 3
5 THE ADVENTURES OF OOK AND GLUK, by George Beard and Harold Hutchins. (Scholastic, $9.99.) Ook and Gluk, two cave boys, must learn kung-fu to save their prehistoric home from a menace from the future. 11
6 WITCH & WIZARD: BATTLE FOR SHADOWLAND, by Dara Naraghi and Victor Santos. (IDW, $17.99.) Whit and Wisty Allgood, two siblings with magical powers, leap from James Patterson’s children novel and into the world of graphic novels for new adventures. 2
7 BLACKEST NIGHT, by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. (DC Comics, $29.99.) This collected edition of the event mini-series features some surprising deaths and even more surprising rebirths. Green Lantern and the recently resurrected Flash are at the forefront. 15
8 X-MEN: SECOND COMING, by various. (Marvel Entertainment, $39.99.) Will the mutant named Hope be the rescue or damnation of mutant kind? There may not be time to learn the answer as the X-Men try to save her from eradication. 3
9 AMERICAN VAMPIRE, VOL. 1, by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquereque. (DC Comics, $24.99.) What do the roaring 20’s and the wild west have in common? Vampires. 3
10 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. 33
PAPERBACK GRAPHIC BOOKS
This Week Weeks on List
1 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 8, VOL. 7, by Brad Meltzer, Joss Whedon and others. (Dark Horse Comics, $16.99.) Whedonites rejoice! This volume of season eight features the long—awaited return of Angel and reveals the identity of the Big Bad: Twilight. 1
2 SCOTT PILGRIM: PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE, by Bryan Lee 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. 33
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? 29
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! 21
5 SCOTT PILGRIM'S FINEST HOUR, by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (Oni Press, $11.99.) Will Scott survive his final challenge? Can he defeat Gideon Graves, the last of Ramona’s evil exes? 14
6 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. 27
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. 25
8 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, by Robert Venditti and Attila Futaki. (Hyperion, $9.99.) First it was a prose novel by Rick Riordan. Then it was a film. Now the story of Percy Jackson, who discovers he is the son of a Greek god, becomes a graphic novel. 2
9 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. 49
10 ODD IS ON OUR SIDE, by Fred Van Lente, Dean Koontz and Queenie Chan. (Del Rey, $10.99.) Odd Thomas can communicate with the dead. In this Halloween adventure, he has his work cut out for him. 3
This Week Weeks on List
1 NARUTO, VOL. 49, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Poor Naruto: he must cope with a ninja summit and a target on the back of his good friend, Sasuke. 3
2 BLACK BIRD, VOL. 6, 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? 3
3 HETALIA AXIS POWERS, VOL. 1, by Hidekaz Himaruya. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) From the publisher: "Get ready to brush up on world history with these handsome and hysterical personifications of the Axis Powers as they meet, become friends and form one of the most powerful alliances the world has ever seen." 5
4 YU-GI-OH! GX, VOL. 5, by Kazuki Takahashi and Naoyuki Kageyama. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The next generation of Yu-Gi-Oh battle it out at the Duel Academy. In this volume, the two best students, Jaden and Chazz, compete. 3
5 MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 3, by James Patterson and NaRae Lee. (Yen Press, $12.99.) Isn’t being a kid hard enough? For this group, who are also part bird, nothing comes easy. An F.B.I. agent steps in to help, but the evil "erasers" lurk around the corner. 10
6 CHI’S SWEET HOME, VOL. 3, by Kanata Konami. (Vertical, $13.95.) The continuing adventures of Chi the kitten. In this volume, Chi befriends Kuro, another cat in the neighborhood known for his mischievous ways. 1
7 CASE CLOSED, VOL. 36, by Gosho Aoyama. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) When a terrorist bomber threatens Tokyo and eludes the police, Conan and the Junior Detective League must find the bomber before he strikes again. 1
8 BLEACH, VOL. 32, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife. 7
9 ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 4, by Quinrose and Hoshino Soumei. (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. 6
10 MARCH STORY, VOL. 1, by Kyung-il Yang and Hyung-min Kim. (VIZ Media, $12.99.) In 18th century Europe, March travels from village to village hunting the Ill, demons who lie hidden in works of art and attract gullible victims with their beauty.
Until the next time....................
A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!