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Publishers Weekly announces its Best Books of 2009

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Parker: The Hunter

Book-trade magazine Publishers Weekly is among the first outlets out of the gate with a Best of 2009 list.

In addition to David Small’s National Book Award-nominated memoir Stitches, announced last week as one of the magazine’s Top 10 books of the year, the PW list includes a comics category:

Parker: The Hunter, by Darwyn Cooke and Richard Starking (IDW Publishing)

Driven by Lemons, by Josh Cotter (AdHouse Books)

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, and Alecos Papdatos and Annie Di Donna (Bloomsbury)

The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, by Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)

Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)

Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)

A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

You’ll Never Know: A Good and Decent Man, by Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)

Pluto, by Naoki Urasawa (Viz Media)

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So, nothing worthwhile comes out in the next two months?

I’m sure any publishers that have any worth while projects would have sent review copies to Publisher Weekly to anything coming out in the next two months.

Is there anything major coming out in November and December?

I’ve only heard of two of their ten. Does that make the editors at PW elitists or me a plebian?

Driven By Lemons by Joshua Cotter should be in better local comic shops within a few weeks.

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