Most people know that the New York Times has a weekly best sellers list for books, but they also have top 10 best sellers for graphic novels, hard cover and paperback, and manga as well. A few week’s back, fans generated buzz when Sex Criminals Vol. 1 made it to the top spot. According to the site, lists are comprised from vendors “offering a wide range of general interest titles,” meaning bookstores, not comic shops.
At the top of this week’s paperback list is The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes, Paul Rivoche and Chuck Dixon, a reinterpretation of the New Deal and Great Depression It’s been at number one for the past two weeks. For the past couple months, the top spot has been fluid, with most titles only remaining a week at number one before moving down the list or falling off the top 10 altogether. Raina Telgemeier’s Smile is still holding tight to the list after 107 weeks being in the top ten.
Coming in at number 1 in the hardcover graphic novel list is Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a memoir focusing on her parents. It’s claimed the top spot for the past five weeks. Interestingly, Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell, which made the Diamond Comics Distributor May top ten list, comes in second.