ICv2 has confirmed that Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, is removing 100 of DC’s bestselling backlist titles from its 705 retail stores in the U.S.  The action is being taken as a result of DC’s exclusive deal with Amazon on those titles for the Kindle Fire (see “Watchmen on Kindle”), making them unavailable for Barnes and Noble’s Nook e-reader.  Amazon priced at least some of those titles at $9.99, or roughly half the price of the print editions (see “Kindle Launches Graphic Novel Price War”).  It appears that the action, at least for now, applies only to the brick and mortar stores; BN.com is still offering Watchmen (at $10.87) as of this writing.

Barnes & Noble appears to be making an example of DC for other publishers thinking of giving Amazon exclusive content for the Kindle, and is willing to lose some sales to make its point clear.

We haven’t heard what the term of the DC exclusive with the Kindle is, but there will be a window of at least some months, including the all-important holiday season, with vastly reduced availability of those titles in chain bookstores.  This will offer an opportunity for all of B&N’s competitors, and will undoubtedly hurt DC’s graphic novel sales through the end of the year.

As we wrote when this started, “DC’s deal with Amazon for the Kindle Fire is a potentially disruptive game-changer that could have far-reaching impacts on the market for physical and digital graphic novels in the future.”

For retailers interested in making sure they have the books that the Barnes & Noble stores will not, here’s the list of titles that DC made exclusive for the Kindle:

 All Star Superman
 All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder, Vol. 1
 American Vampire Vol. 1
 Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn
 Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin
 Batman and Robin, Vol. 3: Batman Must Die!
 Batman and Son
 Batman: Arkham Asylum
 Batman: Arkham City
 Batman: Hush
 Batman: R.I.P.
 Batman: The Black Glove
 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
 Batman: The Long Halloween
 Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
 Batman: Year One
 Blackest Night
 Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1
 Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2
 Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns
 Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps
 Brightest Day, Vol. 1
 Brightest Day, Vol. 2
 Brightest Day, Vol. 3
 Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
 Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm
 Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love
 Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers
 Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons
 Fables Vol. 6: Homeland
 Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days)
 Fables Vol. 8: Wolves
 Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince
 Fables Vol. 11: War and Pieces
 Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
 Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
 Fables Vol. 14: Witches
 Fables Vol. 15: Rose Red
 Green Lantern Vol. 3: Wanted Hal Jordan
 Green Lantern: Agent Orange
 Green Lantern: Blackest Night
 Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
 Green Lantern: Rebirth
 Green Lantern: Secret Origin
 Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War
 How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
 Identity Crisis
 Kingdom Come
 MAD About Oscars
 MAD About Superheroes
 MAD About Superheroes
 MAD About the 50′s
 MAD About the 60′s
 Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
 Planetary Vol. 2: The Fourth Man
 Planetary Vol. 3: Leaving the 20th Century
 Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology
 Superman for All Seasons
 Superman: Earth One
 The Dark Knight Strikes Again
 The Flash: Rebirth
 The Joker
 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 1)*
 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 2 )*
 The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
 The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House
 The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country
 The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists
 The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You
 The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
 The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives
 The Sandman Vol. 8: World’s End
 The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
 The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake
 The Sandman: Dream Hunters
 The Sandman: Dream Hunters (P. Craig Russell)
 The Sandman: Endless Nights
 The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
 The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man
 V for Vendetta
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4: Safeword
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 5: Ring of Truth
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons
 Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9: Motherland