New York Times hardcover graphic novel best sellers from 05/29/16. The titles link to books in the PBCLS catalog. Check ’em out!
1 BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. (DC Comics) This critically acclaimed story from 1988 offers a possible origin for the Joker.
2 THE COMPLETE PEANUTS: 1999–2000,by Charles M. Schulz. (Fantagraphics.) This volume includes the final year of the newspaper comic strip with a foreword written by President Obama. Check out other Peanuts comics in the PBCLS catalog.
3 WALT DISNEY’S DONALD DUCK: TERROR OF THE BEAGLE BOYS, by Carl Barks. (Fantagraphics.) The adventures of Donald, Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, and Louie continue here.
4 DC COMICS: SECRET HERO SOCIETY, VOL. 1, by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen. (Scholastic.) Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are reimagined here as middle-school students who attend an academy and investigate its suspicious faculty members.
5 PATIENCE, by Daniel Clowes. (Fantagraphics.) A man steals a time machine to prevent the unsolved murder of his wife.
6 EVERYTHING IS TEETH, by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner. (Pantheon.) In this memoir, the author details her childhood fascination with sharks, sparked by family trips to Australia.
7 NATHAN HALE’S HAZARDOUS TALES: ALAMO ALL–STARS, by Nathan Hale. (Abrams.) The Texas Revolution is the latest subject in this nonfiction series. Check out the series here.
8 THE WHITE DONKEY: TERMINAL LANCE, by Maximilian Uriarte. (Little, Brown.) This book follows a Marine recruit as he searches for meaning during his military service in Iraq.
9 MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS, by Chester Brown. (Drawn & Quarterly.) Nine stories from the Bible are retold to examine its representations of prostitution.
10 THE RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN NOTEBOOKS, by Igort. (Simon & Schuster.) Survival stories from the Ukraine famine in 1932 and an investigative account of the murder of a Russian journalist are told here.