1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw.
Abrams/Amulet, $12.95 ISBN 978-0-810-97068-7
2. The Walking Dead: What We Become, Volume 10.
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.
Image Comics, $14.99 ISBN 978-1-60-706075-8
Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead: What We Become vol. 10 just keeps selling. “Sales velocity shows no sign of slowing down,” says Image’s Joe Keatinge, especially now that Mist director Frank Darabont will adapt the acclaimed zombie series to TV for AMC.
3. Fables: The Dark Ages, Volume 12.
Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
DC/Vertigo, $17.99 ISBN 978-1-401-22316-8
In Fables: The Dark Ages, Eisner-winning comics writer Bill Willingham takes the reader on a tour of Fabletown, the secret Manhattan location of a kind of government-in-exile of fairy tale characters—from Snow White to the Big Bad Wolf—driven out of their storybook realm by a mysterious enemy.
4. Bleach, Volume 28.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-52386-6
5. Naruto, Volume 45.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-53135-9
6. Full Metal Alchemist, Volume 20.
Viz Media, $9.99 ISBN 978-1-421-53034-5
7. Vampire Knight, Volume 7.
Viz Media, $8.99 ISBN 978-1-421-52676-8
8. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming
Patricia Briggs, Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo..
Del Rey/Dabel Bros., $22.95 ISBN 978-0-345-50988-8
9. Amulet: The Stonekeepers Curse, Book 2.
Scholastic/Graphix, $10.99 ISBN 978-0-439-84683-7
It’s been a great year for Kazu Kibuishi. More volumes (seven and eight) of his Flight anthology are coming and Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse Book 2 has been optioned by Warner Bros. and actor Will Smith. His webcomic now book-comic, Copper, is also due from Scholastic in January.
10. Filthy Rich.
Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos.
DC/Vertigo, $19.99 ISBN 978-1-401-21184-4
In Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos’s Filthy Rich, one of the first books from the new Vertigo Crime line, a failed former football star turned dead-end car salesmen falls for his boss's beautiful and dangerous daughter. To promote the launch of Vertigo Crime, Vertigo publicist Pam Mullen said the house partnered with the New Yorker and ran a sweepstakes on its On The Town webpage and ended up giving out 250 galleys of Filthy Rich and its Vertigo Crime companion title, Dark Entries by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell'Edera, and ran a first serial of each book in Playboy magazine.
Take Note: Originally published by ADV Manga, Yotsuba&! (vol. 6 is just out at #14 on the list)—cute green-haired little girl cheerfully misunderstands the world—was rescued by Yen Press after ADV lost the rights and redesigned and retranslated after more than a years delay.