New York Times Paperback Graphic Books Best Sellers 2009 Complete List Page 1

There are 91 books in the New York Times Paperback Graphic Books Best Sellers 2009 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Watchmen

Weeks on the list: 42

by: Alan Moore Dave Gibbons
Release date: Jan 01, 1987
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This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books.

2. V For Vendetta

Weeks on the list: 37

by: Alan Moore David Lloyd
Release date: Jan 01, 2005
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A vigilante tries to free London in a world where Germany won World War II.

3. Fables, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Bill Willingham Lan Medina
Release date: Jan 01, 2002
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After being exiled from their homes, Snow White, Big Bad Wolf and other characters from various fairy tales form their own community in New York City.

4. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Frank Miller
Release date: Jan 01, 2002
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Another classic from 1986: The caped crusader comes out of retirement to save Gotham City from a depraved street gang that are more monsters than man.

5. The Walking Dead, Vol. 10

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Robert Kirkman Charlie Adlard
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
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Rick and his, and a new band of refugees, make their way to Washington, D.C. Will they survive? And if they do, will the new location be any better for them?

6. Batman: Arkham Asylum

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Grant Morrison Dave McKean
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
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In this critically-acclaimed paint graphic novel, Batman finds himself facing off against his major villains at a home for criminally insane.

7. Batman: The Long Halloween

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Jeph Loeb Tim Sale
Release date: Jan 01, 1998
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This compelling mystery, set early in the Caped Crusaders career, has mobsters, the sad downfall of Harvey Dent (Two Face) and a new foe: Holiday.

8. The Sandman: Preludes And Nocturnes

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Neil Gaiman Sam Kieth Mike Dringenberg Malcolm Jones III
Release date: Jan 01, 1989
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Dream of the Endless must rebuild his empire after several years of imprisonment at the hands of humans.

9. Batman: Hush

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Jeph Loeb Jim Lee
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A threat from Batman’s past comes back to haunt him. Making matters worse: the villain, Hush, has recruited most of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery to assist him.

10. Wolverine: Origin

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Paul Jenkins Andy Kubert
Release date: May 24, 2006
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Revealed at last: the secret history of the mutant known as Wolverine.

11. Logicomix – An Epic Search For Truth

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Apostolos Doxiadis Christos H Papadimitriou Alecos Papadatos Annie Di Donna
Release date: Sep 29, 2009
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The life of the philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell, and his passion for mathematics, is recounted in this graphic novel.

12. The Walking Dead, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Robert Kirkman Tony Moore
Release date: Jan 01, 2005
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The gripping story of the human survivors in a world overrun by zombies continues.

13. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Vol. 4

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Joss Whedon Jeph Loeb Karl Moline
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Buffy takes a road trip to New York City and forward in time where she meets Melaka Fray, a future slayer.

14. Fables, Vol. 12

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Bill Willingham Mike Allred Mark Buckingham
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Their war with the Adversary may be over, but the troubles for the Fables are just beginning. Plus: the final fate of Little Boy Blue.

15. The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Max Brooks
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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If you want to survive a zombie attack, there may be no better way than to see how past cultures have done it.

16. Countdown

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Robert Orci Alex Kurtzman Tim Jones Mike Johnson
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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This prequel to the “Star Trek” reboot will reveal the backstory of Nero, the new film’s villain.

17. The Walking Dead, Vol. 9

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Robert Kirkman Charlie Adlard
Release date: May 01, 2005
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The gripping story of the human survivors in a world overrun by zombies continues.

18. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Vol. 5

Weeks on the list: 8

by: various
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Will things ever get better for Buffy? Now she has to deal with “Harmony Bites,” a reality show starring a former-classmate-and-current-vampire. Plus: more from the mysterious Twilight.

19. The Y (Last Man – Unmanned) V. 1

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Brian K Vaughan Pia Guerra Jose Marzan
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
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This brilliant series follows Yorick Brown, the only male survivor of a plague that kills every other man, in his quest to find his girlfriend and the cause of the catastrophe.

20. All Star Batman And Robin, The Boy Wonder

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Frank Miller Jim Lee
Release date: Jun 01, 2009
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Two comic book industry legends set their sights on re-examining the Batman and Robin team with over-the-top violence and characterization. Is it intentional parody or bad comics? The debate rages on.

21. The Umbrella Academy: Dallas

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Gerard Way Gabriel Ba
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The strange team is in shambles. What better time for them to go up against a group of maniacal assassins and, thanks to time travel, a plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy.

22. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Can Ramona’s twin ex-boyfriends be defeated? Sounds like a job for… Scott Pilgrim.

23. Wolverine (Weapon X)

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Barry Windsor-Smith
Release date: Apr 15, 2009
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24. Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 01

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Dave Gibbons Geoff Johns
Release date: Apr 07, 2009
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Sinestro, the archrival of Green Lantern, has gathered recruits, each with their own yellow power ring, to threaten the universe.

25. Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Vol. 2

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Geoff Johns others
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A conglomerate of evil takes their battle with Green Lantern to earth in one of the best, and most popular, event storylines of 2007.

26. X-Men: Misfits, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Raina Telgemeier Dave Roman
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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This story is a manga-style re-imagining of Kitty Pryde’s first encounter with the X-Men and some of their deadliest enemies: the Hellfire Club.

27. The Sandman: The Doll’S House

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Neil Gaiman others
Release date: Jan 01, 1991
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The second volume of this brilliant series revolves around Rose Walker, who is seeking her brother, and the Lord of Dreams chasing down some escaped nightmares.

28. Deadpool, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Daniel Way Paco Medina
Release date: Jul 06, 2011
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The smart-mouthed mutant mercenary fights the Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens determined to conquer Earth, and Bullseye, another assassin, who blocks him from his true goal: Norman Osborn, the former Green Goblin.

29. Terminator Salvation Movie Prequel

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Dara Naraghi Alan Robinson
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The back-story and background of the characters and settings of the new film are revealed as a resistance leader in Detroit and a mining engineer in Nigeria join forces to fight the Terminators.

30. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen — Defiance

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Chris Mowry Dan Khanna
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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This prequel to this summer’s “Transformers” film examines the origins of Cybertron, the birthplace of the shape-changing robots, and the feud between the Autobots and Decepticons.

Last updated on December 8, 2021