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Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers 12/14/2008


As of approximately 15:30 EST, 14 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

94   
Watchmen  9780930289232 (1995 trade paperback edition)   19.99 / 13.99   Holiday Gift Guide

209   
DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded  9780756641191    40.00 / 24.00   Holiday Gift Guide   Graphic Novel homepage

289   
Joker  9781401215811    19.99 / 13.99   

303   
Marvel Chronicle  9780756641238    50.00 / 35.00

321   
The Marvel  Comics Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe  9780756623586    45.00 / 31.50   Holiday Gift Guide

345    
The DC Vault  9780762432578    49.95 / 34.96   Holiday Gift Guide

422    
Batman: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth: 15th Anniversary Edition  9781401204259    17.99 / 12.59 

569   
Batman: The Killing Joke  9781401216672    17.99 / 12.59

664   
In Odd We Trust  9780345499660    10.95 / 9.85   Holiday Gift Guide

765   
Naruto, Volume-33  9781421520018    7.95 / 7.15  

968   
Fruits-Basket,Volume 21  9781427806826    9.99 / 8.99     Holiday Gift Guide  

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

Dropped Titles From Previous Weeks

1152   
Welcome to the Jungle  9780345507464   19.95 / 13.96   

1408   
Watchmen  9781401219260    (general hardcover edition, 2008)   39.99 / 27.99   Holiday Gift Guide

3098   
Watchmen: The Absolute Edition  9781401207137    75.00 / 52.50   Holiday Gift Guide

3314  
The Absolute Sandman, Volume One  9781401210823    99.00 / 69.30

3527  
The Absolute Sandman, Volume Four  9781401210854   99.00 / 69.30

Other Notable Titles

27   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last-Straw  9780810970687    12.95 / 9.71

71   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick-Rules  9780810994737    12.95 / 10.36

77   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book  9780810983748    10.95 / 8.76

81   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid  9780810993136    12.95 / 10.36   Holiday Gift Guide

392   
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes  9780740748479    150.00 / 105.00  

688   
The Twelve Terrors of Christmas  9780764937101    9.95 / 7.96    Holiday Gift Guide   

922    
MAD for Decades  9781435101289    9.98 / 8.98     (repackaged Bargain title)    Holiday Gift Guide   

946   
Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set  9781560979487
    49.99 / 34.99

956   
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons  9780836218831    10.99 / 9.89  

Analysis

Earlier this week, the DC Vault broke into the Top 100, posting as high as #20.  Since I do not keep constant vigil on the website, it may have placed higher, but #20 is phemonal.  The book retails for $50, and considering that the Top Ten is dominated by Stepanie Meyer (Twilight) and Harry Potter, this is quite remarkable.
 
Watchmen also returns to the Top 100, posting a similar ranking on last week's USA Today Top 150.

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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