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Scott Pilgrim, Blackest Night dominate New York Times lists

Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 6

Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 6

The New York Times spotlights the debut of author Janet Evanovich’s first graphic novel Troublemaker (with daughter Alex and artist Joelle Jones) atop its graphic books bestseller list. The title’s performance probably should be expected, though, considering the popularity of her Stephanie Plum novels.

What I find more interesting is the domination of the hardcover and paperback charts by two series: DC Comics’ Black Night collections, and the entire run of Oni Press’ Scott Pilgrim.

Buoyed by the release last week of the final volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s acclaimed series, and anticipation for the Aug. 13 debut of Edgar Wright’s film adaptation, the Scott Pilgrim books claimed the top six spots on the paperback list, with Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour debuting at No. 1. (As we reported earlier this week, the initial 100,000-copy printing of the sixth volume sold out at the distributor level within a few days of its release.)

Meanwhile, on the hardcover list, five Blackest Night collections fell into place behind Troublemaker: Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps, Vols. 1 and 2; Blackest Night; Blackest Night: Green Lantern; and Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps.

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