DC has their “NY Times Best Seller Sale” going right now. Remember when the New York Times had best seller lists for comics and there was a little more respect in their editorial suite? DC used to have titles making regular appearances on the lists back then and this is a selection of those titles. Some of the names will fall under the category of “The Usual Suspects,” but let’s have a look at what might be interesting from the set.
So we have the ’80s perennials: Watchmen, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, Batman: The Killing Joke, and V for Vendetta. A Frank Miller and Alan Moore section, when you get right down to it. Saga of the Swamp Thing and Ronin are missing, but they weren’t nearly as popular in the NY Times Best Seller era.
There’s a bit more to the sale, including a lot more Batman material – it’s almost like people enjoy Batman, so feel free to have a browse on your own. (I’m not going to recommend Red Hood & The Outlaws, but it’s there and maybe it’s for you.)
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.