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Best Graphic Novels of 2009

From B&N and Amazon

Published: 12/15/2009 01:06am

The two top online retailers of graphic novels have released their year-end lists of the top graphic novels of 2009.  The Barnes & Noble list, created by Douglas Wolk has five titles and four honorable mentions:

 

  1. You’ll Never Know, Book 1:  A Good and Decent Man, by C. Tyler
  2. Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
  3. Final Crisis, by Grant Morrison et. al.
  4. Luba, by Gilbert Hernandez
  5. The Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefebre and Frederic Lemercier

 

Honorable Mentions:

Driven by Lemons, by Joshua Cotter

Parker:  The Hunter, by Darwyn Cooke

Cecil & Jordan in New York, by Gabrielle Bell

Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, by Bryan Lee O’Malley

 

Amazon released one list made up of its editors’ picks, and another based on sales.  The Amazon editor picks are:

  1. Stitches:  A Memoir, by David Small
  2. George Sprott:  1984-1975, by Seth
  3. Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
  4. All Star Superman, Vol. 2, by Grant Morrison et. al.
  5. Umbrella Academy:  Dallas, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
  6. Locas II:  Maggie, Hopey & Ray by Jaime Hernandez
  7. The Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefebre and Frederic Lemercier
  8. A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
  9. Book of Genesis, by Robert Crumb
  10. Masterpiece Comics, by R. Sikoryak

 

And Amazon’s graphic novel bestsellers of the year are:

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Dog Days, by Jeff Kinney
  3. Book of Genesis Illustrated, by Robert Crumb
  4. Mercy Thompson:  Homecoming, by Patricia Briggs, Francis Tsai, and Amelia Woo
  5. Star Trek:  Countdown, by J.J. Abrams, et. al.
  6. Time of Your Life (Buffy Season 8, vol. 4), by Joss Whedon et. al.
  7. Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
  8. Batman:  R.I.P., by Grant Morrison, et. al.
  9. Logicomix, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou
  10. Walking Dead, Vol. 9, by Robert Kirkman
 
 
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