compiled/edited by B. Munn

First list in a month. A new year and a new Bone book.
This semi-regular feature of Sequential presents a snapshot of comics sales in Canada.
Part 1 .
Intro:
The bestselling graphic novels and comics collections in Canada, courtesy of BookManager. The full list by BookManager is available, with some work, here. The list is compiled by BookManager based on sales through over 400 independent bookstores, including several comic book stores and the D+Q store. Sales through most comic shops and larger retailers like Chapters-Indigo are not reflected in this list. For balance, you might want to try the Amazon.ca and Chapters-Indigo lists. This week, lots of Scott Pilgrim in the amazon.ca top 50. As well, Scott Pilgrim, Essex County, and Louis Riel seem to be among the high-ranking Christmas bestsellers on the Chapters-Indigo list. See here for our previous Sequential list.

Sequential’s Over-All Top 30
from BookManager

1. (-) Bone: Quest for the Spark, Jeff Smith/Tom Sniegoski
2. (3) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
3. (1) Out from Boneville: Bone #1, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
4. (2) Bone 11: Tall Tales, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
5. (6) Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Riordan/Venditti/Attila Futaki (Hyperion)
6. (5) Bone 4: Dragonslayer, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
7. (15) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (ONI)
8. (7) Bone 5: Rockjaw, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
9. (13) Bone 2: The Great Cow Race, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
10. (4) Bone 7: Ghost Circles, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
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11. (8) Bone 9: Crown of Horns, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
12. (10) Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
13. (12) Bone 6: Old Man’s Cave, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
14. (11) Bone 8: Treasure Hunters, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
15. (22) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
16. (16) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
17. (14) Bone Prequel: Rose, Jeff Smith and Charles Vess (Scholastic)
18. (20) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
19. (-) Bone the Adventure Begin HC, Smith (Scholastic)
20. (9) Simpsons Homer for the Holidays, Groening et al (Harper Collins)
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21. (18) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
22. (17) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
23. (-) Walking Dead 1, Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore (Image)
24. (26) The Amulet of Samarkand (A Bartimaeus Graphic Novel), Jonathan Stroud/Andrew Donkin/Lee Sullivan (Hyperion)
25. (29) Something Old, Something New, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
26. (-) Naruto 50, Masashi Kishimoto (Random House)
27. (-) Anne Frank, Colan/Jacobson (FSG)
28. (-) Black Bird 7, Kanoko Sakurakoji (VIZ)
29. (21) Tangles, Sarah Leavitt (Freehand Books)
30. (-) Walking Dead 2, Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore (Image)
Part 2. Canadian Content:
You have to wade through an awful lot of translated Japanese manga, U.S. superhero fantasies, and collected editions of Sherman’s Lagoon to come up with a list of 30 bestselling books created by Canadians. In total, BookManager lists over 4000 graphic novels, trades, and strip collections, the vast majority of which are not by Canadians. On this list, a single sale in a single tiny bookstore can make all the difference. This list does not include books that are only illustrated but not written/created-by Canadians.

Sequential’s All-Canadian Top 30
from BookManager

1. (1) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
2. (1) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
3. (8) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
4. (3) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
5. (6) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
6. (5) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
7. (4) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
8. (11) Something Old, Something New, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
9. (7) Tangles, Sarah Leavitt (Freehand Books)
10. (9) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
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11. (12) Harvey, Herve Bouchard/Janice Nadeau (Groundwood)
12. (-) Milk Teeth, Julie Morstad (D+Q)
13. (10) Two Generals, Scott Chantler (McClelland and Stewart)
14. (16) 500 Years of Resistance, Gord Hill (Arsenal Pulp)
15. (-) Kill Shakespeare 1, Conor Mccreery/Anthony Del Col/Andy Belanger (IDW)
16. (18) Palookaville 20, Seth (D+Q)
17. (29) Nightschool 4, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/Orbit)
18. (22) The Saga of Rex, Michel Gagne (Image)
19. (-) Red A Haida Manga, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Douglas & McIntyre)
20. (13) Skim sc, Mariko Tamaki/Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
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21. (28) Nightschool 3, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/Orbit)
22. (-) My New York Diary, Julie Doucet (D+Q)
23. (26) George Sprott, Seth (D+Q)
24. (-) Sweet Tooth 2, Jeff Lemire (DC)
25. (-) Nightschool 1, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/Orbit)
26. (-) The Artist Himself: Rand Holmes, Patrick Rosencranz (Fantagraphics)
27. (-) The Selves, Sonja Ahlers (D+Q)
28. (15) Rabbit and Bear Paws 3, Chad Solomon (Little Spirit Bear)
29. (-) The Hipless Boy, Sully (Conundrum)
30. (21) Scott Pilgrim Box, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)