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Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers 12/07/2008

As of approximately 14:30 EST, 07 December 2008, the following titles were among the top 1000 titles as calculated by www.BarnesAndNoble.com. 

Sales Rank    Title (with link) and EAN/ISBN      List Price / BN.com Price (without member card)   Notes

193   
Watchmen  9780930289232 (1995 trade paperback edition)   19.99 / 13.99   Holiday Gift Guide

284   
Marvel Chronicle  9780756641238    50.00 / 35.00

523   
Joker  9781401215811    19.99 / 13.99  

553   
In Odd We Trust  9780345499660    10.95 / 9.85   Holiday Gift Guide

791   
DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded  9780756641191    40.00 / 24.00   Holiday Gift Guide   Graphic Novel homepage

797  
Naruto, Volume-33  9781421520018    7.95/7.15 

927  
Batman: The Killing Joke  9781401216672    17.99/12.59

Dropped Titles From Last Week

1104   
Welcome to the Jungle  9780345507464   19.95 / 13.96  

1361   Dark Tower: The Long Road Home (Premiere Hardcover) 
9780785135739    24.99 / 17.49   Holiday Gift Guide   Graphic Novel homepage

1425   
The Marvel  Comics Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe  9780756623586    45.00 / 31.50   Holiday Gift Guide

1522   
Watchmen  9781401219260    (general hardcover edition, 2008)   39.99 / 27.99   Holiday Gift Guide

2381   
Watchmen: The Absolute Edition  9781401207137    75.00 / 52.50   Holiday Gift Guide

2504   
The-DC-Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the DC Universe  9780762432578    49.95 / 34.96   Holiday Gift Guide

2659  
The Absolute Sandman, Volume Four  9781401210854   99.00 / 69.30

3200   
The Absolute Sandman, Volume One  9781401210823    99.00 / 69.30

Other Notable Titles

39   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last-Straw  9780810970687    12.95 / 9.71

60    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book  9780810983748    10.95 / 8.76

91   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid  9780810993136    12.95 / 10.36   Holiday Gift Guide

120  
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick-Rules  9780810994737    12.95 / 10.36

393  
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes  9780740748479    150.00 / 105.00  

766  
Garfield: 30 Years of Laughs & Lasagna: The Life and Times of a Fat , Furry Legend 9780345503794    35.00 / 24.50   Holiday Gift Guide

888   
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker  9781603760805    19.98 / 17.98    (Bargain remainder)    Holiday Gift Guide

Analysis

This listing is relative to other titles on BN.com.  While the sales could be holding steady or increasing, there might be other titles in other categories selling even better.  (There are many juvenile and young adult titles in the Top 100, from Harry Potter and Twilight to many popular picture books.)  Wimpy Kid, a hybrid book (part comics, part chapter book) continues to sell amazingly well.

Naruto is strong, with Bleach, Fruit Baskets, and Warriors manga selling well.  No new superhero titles enter the Top 1000 list this week, and it should be noted that there are few "must-have" collections this season, aside from, perhaps, the final volume of the Absolute Sandman series.  (The Complete Calvin and Hobbes collection enters its fourth holiday season.)

Hanukkah begins on the 21st of December, so there might be a greater sales increase as Christmas approaches. 

Methodology
From the home page of BarnesAndNoble.com, I search by the phrase "graphic novels".  Once that search loads, I select the "bestsellers" link located beneath "Browse Graphic Novels".  I then scan the first fifty titles as BN.com does not list the titles by rank.  If I find any titles posted at #30-50, I then meticulously scan the next fifty titles.  (There is also a "Current Bestsellers " panel on the right-hand side of the Graphic Novels homepage.  That listing does not correlate to the Sales Rank listed for each title, so I do not make note of it, as I do not know their methodology.)


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