Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: Mid-October 2012

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So what’s news?  Besides the large number of titles ranking within the Top 1000?

Coming Attractions: Fall-Winter 2012: Fantagraphics, W.W. Norton, and Related Publishers

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Eisner!  Swarte!  Hernandez!  Lou Reed!  Schulz!  Kelly!  Kubert!  Tardi!  Gottfredson!  Van Sciver!  Ryan!  Woodring!  Barks!  Sendak!  Bushmiller!  Everett!  Frazetta!  Davis!  Medley!  The Crumbs!  Wilson!  Krigstein!  Deitch!  Millionaire!  Bagge! Lots of great stuff from Fantagraphics, and from their distributor, W. W. Norton!

Coming Attractions: Marvel: Fall-Winter 2012

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This season’s latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! I’ve highlighted a few, but feel free to let us know what you like, dislike, or would like to see more of! — Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men John Romita, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, Jaso… FRONTLIST November 21, 2012, On Sale Date: 11/7 Ages 13 And […]

Boing Boing’s Great Graphic Novels

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Boing Boing just ran a series called Great Graphic Novels where various writer friends of Mark Frauenfelder pick just that. It’s a quirky list, with, for instance, Jim Woodring picking Steve Lafler’s Ménage à Bughouse:

New York Times Bestsellers: What People Are Reading Isn’t What You Think They’re Reading

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______________________________________________________________ The New York Times has been running weekly bestseller lists for graphic novel hardcovers, paperbacks, and manga (the latter segregated out to keep them from overwhelming the domestic titles) since March 2009.  Comics journalists rarely mention it, and aside from authors using it as an honorific (“New York Times Bestselling Author”) just like prose […]

Coming Attractions: Fall 2012: Abrams

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______________________________________________________________ Abrams is back to their evil ways, publishing beautiful books about comics and pop culture, as well as fun comics for kids of all ages! Want to share your interests and look sophisticated?  Buy one of the nice “coffee table” books below, and let your guests discover some amazing culture and creativity. Or perhaps […]

Coming Attractions: Disney: Fall – Winter 2013

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______________________________________________________________ A quick list of non-Marvel titles being offered by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Rick Riordan, a unique sketchbook, a Tim Burton graphic novel, and Marvel U, A 2 Z! (There are lots of media tie-ins to “Wreck It Ralph”, but nothing of interest, just the “art of” book: 9781452111018.) — — Hyperion Book CH Kane […]

Coming Attractions: Fall 2012: Random House

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Coming Attractions: September 2012: Book Trade

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________________________________________________________________ Here are the September titles from what could be considered “mainstream” publishers and distributors. Check here for previous Coming Attractions (is that an oxymoron?) Everything’s subject to change, check your local listings, void where prohibited, and all that jazz.

Coming Attractions: September 2012: Diamond Book Distributors

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______________________________________________________________ Here are some interesting titles from publishers distributed by Diamond Book Distributors, expected to ship in September 2012.  (All information is tentative.) Source PDF available here.  (It also lists prose books and games.) These are the titles I found interesting.  The ones with covers are the most interesting.

Coming Attractions: September 2012: Small Press

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______________________________________________________________ Here are the small press graphic novels and related books due for September.  (According to Books In Print.  Data is always subject to change.) What’s “small press”?  Anything not published by a booktrade graphic novel publisher (such as Macmillan or Abrams) or by a major comics publisher (such as Dark Horse or Image).  Below […]

Hope Larson’s future collaborations with Pantoja, Urbaniak, etc.

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Hope Larson‘s epic comics adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME has barely hit shelves but she’s already talking about her next projects, including a graphic novel she’s written with art by Tintin Pantoja called WHO IS A.C.?. Planned as the start of a series, it debuts next spring.

Hope Larson's future collaborations with Pantoja, Urbaniak, etc.

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Hope Larson‘s epic comics adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME has barely hit shelves but she’s already talking about her next projects, including a graphic novel she’s written with art by Tintin Pantoja called WHO IS A.C.?. Planned as the start of a series, it debuts next spring.

Preview: The original Alien by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson

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Pop quiz: What was the first graphic novel to make the New York Times’ bestseller list?

Most people would guess MAUS, and although we don’t know exactly what book holds that honor, MAUS was predated by ALIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson. First released in 1979 as a graphic “Album”, it was an unusually serious (for its time) movie adaptation with the usual stellar work by the great team of Goodwin and Simonson, who also collaborated on Manhunter. The book sold so well it did make the NY Times bestseller list at the time.

B&N offers huge sale on DC trade paperbacks

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Looking to fill in some holes in your DC graphic novel collection?

Barnes & Noble may have what you’re looking for.

Coming Attractions: Winter 2013: Macmillan, and Friends

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___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Macmillan is one of the “Big Six” book publishers.  In addition to their own imprints, such as First Second, they also distribute a variety of other publishers, such as Seven Seas, Drawn + Quarterly, and Papercutz. What follows are books scheduled for the first third of 2013.  All information [aside from my bracketed […]