1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw.
Abrams/Amulet, $12.95 ISBN 978-0-810-97068-7
2. Naruto, Volume 35.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-520032
Despite an accelerated release schedule that will publish 7 new Naruto volumes between February and April, the popular ninja-in-training continues to capture fans and sales. This month the series placed volumes 34-38 on the list (with volumes 34-37 all selling more than 15,000 copies). Viz is synching the series with the Japanese releases and will return to a monthly schedule in July.
3. Naruto, Volume 34.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-520025
4. Naruto, Volume 36.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-521725
5. Naruto, Volume 37.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-521732
6. Bone: Crown of Horns.
Graphix/Scholastic, $9.99 ISBN 978-0-439-70632-2
Crown of Horns vol. 9 is the final volume of Jeff Smith’s acclaimed comic fantasy adventure saga. Originally self-published in black & white in 1991, Scholastic/Graphix began publishing the series in full-color in 2005 and it has gone on to sell more than 2 1/2 million copies of the new edition. The Scholastic/Grahix edition released a 100,000 initial printing of the concluding volume and the new edition has been translated and sold in more than 30 countries. Look for a new Bone videogame to be released in the spring.
7. Walking Dead: Here We Remain, Volume 9.
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Radburn.
Image, $14.99 ISBN 978-1-607-06022-2
Equally Grim and brilliant, Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series has been hailed one of the greatest zombie tales ever written and praised for its writing and character development. Novelist and Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow called Here We Remain, the latest volume in the Image series, “magnificently plotted, the very definition of un-put-downable.”
8. Rosario + Vampire, Volume 5.
Viz Media, $7.99 ISBN 978-1-421-51907-4
9. Batman R.I.P..
Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel.
DC Comics, $24.99 ISBN 978-1-401-22090-7
In this hardcover collection of DC Comics’s Batman R.I.P., acclaimed comics writer Grant Morrison spins a complex tale pitting Batman against the Black Glove, a mysterious organization unleashes a series of psychological attacks on the Dark Knight in an attempt to confuse and destroy Gotham’s protector/
10. Naruto, Volume 38.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-521749
Take Note: Yen Press has created a vivid manga-style adaptation of James Patterson’s bestselling thriller Maximum Ride, Volume 1 (at #11), the tale of a band of mutant kids with wings that escape from the nefarious laboratory that created them and are relentlessly pursued by a brutal band of wolf-humans out to bring them back.