The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 19, 2012.

    1. Are You My Mother?
    Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, 9780618982509

    2. Watchmen
    Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, DC Comics, $19.99, 9780930289232

    3. The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
    Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Image Comics, $9.99, 9781582406725

    4. Get Jiro!
    Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Vertigo, $24.99, 9781401228279

    5. Journalism
    Joe Sacco, Metropolitan, $29, 9780805094862

    6. Hark! A Vagrant
    Kate Beaton, Drawn & Quarterly, $19.95, 9781770460607

    7. The Adventures of TinTin in the Land of the Soviets
    Hergé, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316003742

    8. The Walking Dead Volume 16: A Larger World
    Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Image Comics, $14.99, 9781607065593

    9. Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons
    Flannery O’Connor, Fantagraphics, $22.99, 9781606994795

    10. V for Vendetta
    Alan Moore, David Lloyd (Illus.), Vertigo, $19.99, 9781401208417

    11. Earth One
    Geoff Johns, Gary Frank (Illus.), DC Comics, $22.99, 9781401232085

    12. Bart Simpson: Out to Lunch
    Matt Groening, Harper Design, $15.99, 9780062115331

    13. Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City
    Guy Delisle, Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95, 9781770460713

    14. Habibi
    Craig Thompson, Pantheon, $35, 9780375424144

    15. A Game of Thrones, Volume 1: The Graphic Novel
    George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (Adapt.), Tommy Patterson (Illus.), Bantam, $25, 9780440423218

    16. Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
    Will Bingley, Anthony Hope-Smith (Illus.), Abrams Comicarts, $17.95, 9781419702426

    17. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
    Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press, $11.99, 9781932664089

    18. My Friend Dahmer
    Derf Backderf, Abrams Comicarts, $17.95, 9781419702174

    19. The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us
    Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard (Illus.), Image Comics, $14.99, 9781582407753

    20. The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
    Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld, Norton, $16.95, 9780393342468

    21. The Graphic Canon, Volume 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons
    Russ Kick, Seven Stories Press, $34.95, 9781609803766

    22. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
    Frank Miller, DC Comics, $14.99, 9781563893421

    23. Garfield Takes His Licks
    Jim Davis, Ballantine, $14, 9780345525871

    24. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me
    Harvey Pekar, J.T. Waldman (Illus.), Hill & Wang, $24.95, 9780809094820

    25. Naruto, Volume 57
    Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $9.99, 9781421543062