The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 21, 2011.

    1. The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
    Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld (Illus.), Norton, $23.95, 9780393077797

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

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

    4. Cowboys & Aliens
    Fred Van Lente, Andrew Foley, It Books, $15.99, 9780062079077

    5. Simpsons Comics Meltdown
    Matt Groening, Harper, $15.99, 9780062036537

    6. Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God From Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
    Grant Morrison, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9781400069125

    7. Paying For It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John
    Chester Brown, Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95, 9781770460485

    8. DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide
    Brandon T. Snider, DK Publishing, $16.99, 9780756682613

    9. The Griff: A Graphic Novel
    Christopher Moore, Ian Corson, Morrow, $22.99, 9780061977527

    10. Pearls Blows Up: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury
    Stephan Pastis, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449401061

    11. Everything Is Its Own Reward
    Paul Madonna, City Lights, $27.95, 9780872865150

    12. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
    Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press, $11.99, 9781932664126

    13. American Born Chinese
    Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Illus.), Square Fish, $8.99, 9780312384487

    14. Asterix the Gaul
    Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illus.), Orion, $10.95, 9780752866055

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

    16. Naruto, Volume 51
    Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $9.99, 9781421534985

    17. Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory
    George O’Connor, First Second, $9.99, 9781596434332

    18. The Adventures of TinTin in the Land of the Soviets
    Herge, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316003742

    19. DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains: Fandex Deluxe
    Randall Lotowycz, Workman, $12.95, 9780761158561

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

    21. Level Up
    Gene Luen Yang, Thien Pham, First Second, $15.99, 9781596432352

    22. Logicomix
    Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Bloomsbury, $22.95, 9781596914520

    23. No Way Out
    Robert Kirkman, Charles Adlard (Illus.), Image Comics, $14.99, 9781607063926

    24. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
    R. Crumb, Norton, $25.95, 9780393061024

    25. Scientific Progress Goes “Boink”: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
    Bill Watterson, Andrews McMeel, $12.99, 9780836218787