NYT Top 10 Graphic Books Best Sellers 12/18: GN Paperbacks

New York Times paperback graphic novel best sellers from 12/18. O.M.G. It’s a Raina Telgemeier EXTRAVAGANZA! The titles link to books in the PBCLS catalog. Check ’em out!

1 GHOSTS, by Raina Telgemeier. (Scholastic) Two sisters discover that their quiet coastal town is haunted by ghosts, but are they something to fear, or embrace?

2 BABY-SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIX: BOX SET, by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier. (Scholastic) This collection contains the first four volumes of the all–color adaptation of the popular book series.

3 DRAMA, by Raina Telgemeier. (Scholastic) Callie becomes the stage manager for her middle school’s production of “Moon Over Mississippi.”

4 THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1, by Robert Kirkman and others. (Image Comics) This collected edition reprints the first 48 issues of “The Walking Dead.”

5 THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 3, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics) This large collected edition includes issues 97 through 144, where Rick and his group of survivors make contact with other communities.

6 THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 2, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics) In this collected edition, of issues 49-96, Rick and his group of survivors try to stay alive — with zombies, and some humans, against them.

7 SMILE, by Raina Telgemeier. (Scholastic) Raina experiences braces, boy troubles and other plagues of the sixth grade.

8 SISTERS, by Raina Telgemeier. (Scholastic) Raina is stuck in the back seat between her younger brother and sister for a weeklong road trip in this family memoir.

9 MARCH TRILOGY, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. (Top Shelf Productions) All three volumes of Representative John Lewis’s memoir of the civil rights movement are collected here.

10 THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB GRAPHIX: KRISTY’S GREAT IDEA, by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier. (Scholastic) Four friends start a babysitting business in this all-color adaptation of the first book in the series.

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NYT Top 10 Graphic Books Best Sellers 10/25: GN Hardcovers

New York Times hardcover graphic novel best sellers from 10/25. The titles link to books in the PBCLS catalog. Check ’em out!

1 THE WALKING DEAD, BOOK 12, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics) No spoilers here, but in this world overrun by zombies, Rick and his pack of survivors find that their fellow humans may be the bigger menace. Other books from the series.

2 KILLING AND DYING, by Adrian Tomine. (Drawn & Quarterly) A series of interconnected short stories chronicle mortality, identity and family dynamics in this portrait of contemporary life.

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. (DC Comics) This critically acclaimed story from Continue reading

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Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron
Author: Bendis, Brian Michael
Illustrator:Hitch, Bryan
2014-05 – Marvel Comics
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Humanity’s time is over. Submit or perish, because the Age of Ultron has arrived The artificial intelligence known as Ultron has fought for years to eradicate mankind…and now, it has all but succeeded. The few remaining heroes are battered, broken, almost beaten and left considering desperate measures – some more desperate than others. But when Wolverine breaks ranks and pursues his own plan to defeat Ultron, will his drastic action cause more problems than it solves? Brian Michael Bendis presents the ultimate triumph of the Avengers’ greatest villain in an epic that will shake worlds. COLLECTING: Avengers 12.1, Age of Ultron 1-10.

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Can’t We Talk about Something
More Pleasant?: A Memoir
Author: Chast, Roz
2014-05 – Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing Continue reading