NY Times Bestselling Graphic Books for 09/10/09

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming knocks Batman off the top spot in the New York Times Bestseller list for Graphic Hardcovers. See what else made the list!

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming from Del Rey books knocked Neil Gaiman’s Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader down to the number two spot this week. Homecoming appears to be a graphic adaptation of a supernatural romance/thriller novel. This is the synopsis:

Mercy Thompson, the protagonist of Brigg’s prose novels, comes to
comics with an original adventure. She has to survive a gang war
between rival packs of werewolves, and her mother.

Kind of puts comics in their perspective when a c-list genre book adaptation can knock Batman off the top spot with ease!

In any case, Final Crisis, Batman: The Killing Joke, and Batman: RIP rounded off the hardcover bestseller list, with DC and particularly Batman continuing to dominate on the strength of Bruce Wayne’s death and the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game.

In paperbacks, Watchmen took the number one spot, while Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse,  Walking Dead Volume 10, The Complete Persepolis, and Fables Volume 12 rounded out the top five. Three more Batman books: Arkham Asylum, Hush, and The Long Halloween appeared in the top ten of paperbacks.

Not a great week for Marvel, as only two Marvel books appeared on the lists: Dark Avengers Volume 1 at the number six spot in hardcovers, and X-Men: Misfits at number nine in paperbacks. It remains to be seen if the Disney buyout will cause an increase in Marvel trade sales in the coming weeks.

View the entire lists, as well as plot summaries and the Manga list at the link below.

Source: NY Times

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Posted originally: 2009-09-11 10:44:18

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