"Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery" is No. 1 on the hardcover list this week.
This week's hardcover list is crammed with graphic novel adaptations of literary works. At the very top is "Storm Front," the first in a series of graphic novels based on Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.
"Hark! A Vagrant," by Kate Beaton, who got noticed for her Web cartoons about literary, political and historical figures, leads the hardcover best seller list for graphic books.
The resurrected hero hits the hardcover list at no. 2 with "The Dastardly Death of the Rogues," the first collected edition of his new on-going series.
The Times introduces three separate lists of the best-selling graphic books in the country: hardcover, softcover, and manga. We'll update those lists weekly in this space, and offer a few observations along the way.