1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.
Abrams/Amulet, $7.95 ISBN 978-0-810-99473-7
2. Naruto, Volume 30.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51942-5 865-7
3. Fruits Basket, Volume 20.
Tokyopop, $9.99 ISBN 978-1-427-80009-1
Tokyopop’s Fruits Basket manga series just keeps selling and Vol. 20 is no different. Fruits Basket the story of an orphan girl who discovers that members of her adopted family turn into the animal sprits of the Chinese zodiac when they are hugged! The wildly popular series has sold more than 2 million copies; there is an anime series and endless merchandising that includes everything from plushies and key chains to toys, a card game and much more.
4. Batman: The Killing Joke.
Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.
DC Comics, $17.99 ISBN 978-1-401-21667-2
DC can boast of 2 titles on the list this month. Riding a wave of interest generated by the new Dark Knight movie, Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s Killing Joke returns to the list. It’s one of the books—along with Batman: The Long Halloween—credited with influencing the film’s portray of the Joker.
5. Walking Dead: Made to Suffer, Volume 8.
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.
Image Comics, $14.99 ISBN 978-1-582-40883-5
6. Naruto, Volume 29.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51865-7
7. Marvel Zombies 2.
Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips.
Marvel, $19.99 ISBN 978-0-785-12545-7
8. Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable, Volume 4.
Joss Whedon and John Cassaday..
Marvel, $19.99 ISBN 978-0-785-12254-8
9. In Odd We Trust.
Dean Koontz and Queenie Chan.
Del Rey, $10.95 ISBN 978-0-345-49966-0
Making a rare promotional appearance, Dean Koontz visited the San Diego Comic-con to promote his first graphic novel, In Odd We Trust. It’s an original manga adaptation created with Australian artist Queenie Chan and designed as a prequel to Koontz’s hit novel Odd Thomas. Del Rey also has an agreement with the Dabel Bros. to produce a serial comics adaptation of a Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son and Del Rey will distribute the tradebook collection of the work.
10. Y The Last Man: Whys and Wherefores, Volume 10.
Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.
Vertigo, $14.99 ISBN 978-1-401-21813-3
Also making the list is Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y The Last Man, the final volume in a series about the last male left on earth after a mysterious disease kills all the rest.