1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Abrams, $10.95 ISBN 978-0-810-99313-6
2. Naruto, Volume 27.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51863-3
3. Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
Stephen King with Peter David,
Robin Furth; art by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.
Marvel, $24.99 ISBN 978-0-785-12144-2
Marvel’s comics adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born continues to sell well. The hardcover edition returns to the #3 slot it filled last month and sold well over the last four weeks of the year in both the bookstore and the comics shop markets. Marvel shipped more than 250,000 copies of the book.
4. Naruto, Volume 26.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51862-6
5. Heroes, Volume 1.
DC Comics, $29.99 ISBN 978-1-401-21705-1
Heroes, vol. 1is a hardcover collection of the comics created in conjunction with the hit TV show and posted each week on the NBC website. The Heroes comics are produced by a variety of prominent comics artists including Tim Sale, who created the apocalyptic paintings produced by the drug-addict painter durng the TV show’s first season.
6. Naruto, Volume 25.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51861-9
7. League of Extraodinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier.
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.
DC/Wildstorm, $29.99 ISBN 978-1-401-20306-1
Acclaimed comics writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill return with a new book in the League of Extraordinary Heroes series, which features legendary heroes of classic (i.e., public domain) adventure literature. Black Dossier teams Frankenstein’s Mina Harter with the son of Allan Quartermain as fight new new threats to England in a book full of literary references to everything from Orwell and Lovecraft to Ian Flemming and Fanny Hill.
8. Naruto, Volume 24
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51860-2
9. Fruits Basket, Volume 18.
Tokyopop, $9.99 ISBN 978-1-598-16862-4
10. Naruto, Volume 23.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-51859-6
Dark Horse’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home takes the #12 slot and has sold more 60,000 copies since it went on sale in November. “There is a very big fan fase for Buffy, and it overlaps the comic book fan base. But I’ve had so many people who say they have never read a comc book in their lives say they’re picking up Buffy.”—Joss Whedon on The Long Way Home