Can you stand one more sales chart? This time it’s the ABA’s list of The Indie Comics & Graphic Works which is based on “on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 27, 2012.” YOu can see the whole list in the link but just the top five will give you an idea that this list is a bit different than the rest.
1. Are You My Mother?
Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, 9780618982509
2. The Walking Dead, Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore (Illus.), Image Comics, $9.99, 9781582406725
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, DC Comics, $19.99, 9780930289232
4. A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1
George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (Adapt.), Tommy Patterson (Illus.), Bantam, $25, 9780440423218
5. The Adventures of TinTin in the Land of the Soviets
Hergé, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316003742
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.