Nothing like jumping on the bandwagon late.Â The New York Times has unveiled a new feature for the Arts section that offers up a Graphic Novel Best Seller List. And today The Times introduces three separate lists of the best-selling graphic books in the country: hardcover, softcover, and manga. Weâ€™ll update those lists weekly in this space, and offer a few observations along the way. Take the jump for the Graphic Books Best Seller List (hardcover), then head over to the NY Times site to see where the Watchmen ranked.
In this outing: The Bug is Back! Outer Space Studs Cracking Skulls! Buster Crabbe, where have you gone? Last Chance For Bruce Wayne! First Kills For Frank Castle! Curses, foiled again! Jack Knight is in the house, Patsy Walker in the arctic, and Matthewâ€™s in a a great and furious rage for reasons unrelated, as the Major Spoilers Podcast is now eligible for public officeâ€¦ President Spoilers, anyone? This episode is sponsored in part by the Mid-Ohio-Con (www.midohiocon.com) Thanks to Jason for leaving a tip in the Major Spoilers Tip Jar! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_35.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast
In addition to all the good stuff coming down the pipe (does good stuff really come down the pipe?), the Major Spoilers crew will be diving into DC’s Starman Omnibus. The super-heroic legacy of Starman is renewed in these stories, in which Jack Knight — antiques collector and dealer — inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated. Reluctantly adjusting to his role, Jack reinvents the look of Starman, ditching the traditional red and green in favor of black leather and aviator goggles. But Jack has inherited more than
James Robinson, who wrote the brilliant Starman series, and who is currently writing the Superman title for DC responded to the question on if Jack Knight would appear in the Superman series. “When you retire a character, if you bring him back, you open him up to the potential that he might appear in books you don’t want him to appear in, written by other writers.” Considering the only thing we’ve seen Jack Knight in lately is the awesome Starman Omnibus from DC, it looks like Robinson may get his wish.