New York Times Paperback Graphic Books Best Sellers 2013 Complete List Page 1

There are 103 books in the New York Times Paperback Graphic Books Best Sellers 2013 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 43

by: Robert Kirkman others
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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This massive collected edition – over 1,000 pages – reprints the first 48 issues of “The Walking Dead.” The TV version of the comic book series starts on AMC in October.

2. Smile

Weeks on the list: 40

by: Raina Telgemeier
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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Raina experiences braces, boy troubles and other plagues of the sixth grade.

3. Saga, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 38

by: Brian K Vaughan Fiona Staples
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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This sci-fi fantasy series follows a newly married couple as they try to raise their child while avoiding robots, bounty hunters and an intergalactic war.

4. The Walking Dead Compendium, Vol. 2

Weeks on the list: 37

by: Robert Kirkman Charlie Adlard
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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This collected edition, of issues 49-96, follows Rick and his group of survives as they try to stay alive — with zombies and some humans against them.

5. Drama

Weeks on the list: 36

by: Raina Telgemeier
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Callie becomes the stage manager for her middle school’s production of “Moon Over Mississippi.”

6. Persepolis

Weeks on the list: 21

by: Marjane Satrapi
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
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A memoir of the author’s life from ages 6 to 14 in Iran, during and after its 1979 revolution, depicted through black-and-white comic strip images.

7. March: Book One

Weeks on the list: 18

by: John Lewis Andrew Aydin
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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Representative John Lewis describes his childhood and the beginning of his involvement in the civil rights movement. The first volume of a trilogy.

8. Saga, Vol. 2

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Brian K Vaughan Fiona Staples
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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This sci-fi fantasy series follows a newly married couple as they try to raise their child while avoiding robots, bounty hunters and an intergalactic war. In this volume: meet the grandparents!

9. The Walking Dead, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 17

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.

10. The Walking Dead, Vol. 17

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Robert Kirkman Charlie Adlard
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Not everyone will survive after Rick underestimates the strength of a new group of survivors, led by Negan.

11. Maus: A Survivor’S Tale, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Art Spiegelman
Release date: Jan 01, 1986
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The author tells the story of his father, a Holocaust survivor, in a critically-acclaimed tale where Jewish people are mice and Germans are cats.

12. Avatar: The Last Airbender, Part 2

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Gene Luen Yang others
Release date: May 29, 2012
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This series explores the world of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” from where the animated film left off.

13. Watchmen

Weeks on the list: 11

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.

14. Blue Is The Warmest Color

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Julie Maroh
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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In this graphic novel a young woman named Clémentine begins a journey of love and sexual awakening after she meets the blue-haired Emma.

15. Fun Home

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Alison Bechdel
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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In her first memoir, the author chronicles the life and death of her father, a closeted gay man and funeral director.

16. Amulet: Prince Of The Elves, Vol. 5

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Kazu Kibuishi
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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Demons! Robots! Talking animals! Oh my! The siblings Emily and Navin, with their band of resistance fighters, find only strangeness in the mythical city of Cielis.

17. The Walking Dead, Vol. 18

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Robert Kirkman Charlie Adlard
Release date: Jun 05, 2013
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A new threat emerges and some of Rick’s group start to have doubts in his leadership.

18. The Complete Calvin And Hobbes

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Bill Watterson
Release date: Nov 13, 2012
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Enjoy all the antics of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes in one deluxe collection.

19. Batman, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Scott Snyder Greg Capullo
Release date: Mar 26, 2013
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The caped crusader faces a new conspiracy of evil that goes back to his roots and the earliest days of Gotham City.

20. Lego Ninjago #6, Warriors Of Stone

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Greg Farshtey Jolyton Yates
Release date: Jan 22, 2013
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This graphic novel series is based on the Lego toy line. In this volume, the ninjas confront the warriors of stone.

21. Hawkeye, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Matt Fraction David Aja
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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This Eisner Award–winning series follows the adventures of Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye, his sidekick, Kate Bishop, a.k.a. Hawkeye, and his dog, a.k.a. pizza dog.

22. The Complete Persepolis

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Marjane Satrapi
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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This graphic-novel memoir chronicles the author’s life in Iran during its 1979 revolution and its war with Iraq.

23. Battling Boy

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Paul Pope
Release date: Oct 08, 2013
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A young god is assigned to protect a city overrun with demons and hooded criminals using only his wits, a monster encyclopedia and twelve enchanted T-shirts.

24. Fables, Vol. 18

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Bill Willingham Mark Buckingham
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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In this volume, the offspring of the Big Bad Wolf and Snow White get into a lot of trouble.

25. Relish

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Lucy Knisley
Release date: Apr 02, 2013
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The cartoonist, who is the daughter of a chef, recounts what she has learned about food and life in this graphic-novel memoir, which includes illustrated recipes.

26. Hawkeye, Vol. 2

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Matt Fraction David Aja
Release date: Jul 30, 2013
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The adventures of the arrowed Avenger continue in volume two of this critically-acclaimed series.

27. Boxers And Saints Boxed Set

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Gene Luen Yang
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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These volumes chronicle parallel stories from two opposing sides of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1898.

28. Aquaman, Vol. 1

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Geoff Johns Ivan Reis
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The New 52 spotlight is on Aquaman, who suddenly feels like an A-list hero.

29. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Weeks on the list: 3

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.

30. The Walking Dead, Vol. 2

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Robert Kirkman Charlie Adlard
Release date: Apr 01, 2009
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The gripping story of the human survivors in a world overrun by zombies continues.

Last updated on December 8, 2021