compiled/edited by BK Munn

This semi-regular feature of Sequential presents a snapshot of comics sales in Canada. (returning after one-week hiatus)
Part 1 .
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 and Chapters-Indigo lists. (As this list is being compiled, Essex County and the Scott Pilgrim boxed set are #3 and #14 on the comics list.) See here for our previous Sequential list from last week.
Guide: numbers in parentheses indicate previous rank; (n) indicates a new book making its debut on the list; (r) indicates a book making a return to the list after an absence.

Sequential’s Over-All Top 30
from BookManager

1. (2) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
2. (3) Bone 11: Tall Tales, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
3. (5) Bone 4: Dragonslayer, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
4. (4) Out from Boneville: Bone #1, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
5. (6) Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Riordan/Venditti/Attila Futaki (Hyperion)
6. (13) Bone 9: Crown of Horns, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
7. (16) Bone 6: Old Man’s Cave, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
8. (10) Bone 5: Rockjaw, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
9. (7) Naruto 50, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
10. (12) Bone 2: The Great Cow Race, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
11. (17) Bone 8: Treasure Hunters, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
12. (8) Bone Prequel: Rose, Jeff Smith and Charles Vess (Scholastic)
13. (11) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (ONI)
14. (14) Bone 7: Ghost Circles, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
15. (9) Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
16. (23) Bone the Adventure Begin HC, Smith (Scholastic)
17. (r) Watchmen, Moore/Gibbons (DC)
18. (n) Bleach, Vol. 34, Tite Kubo (VIZ)
19. (26) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
20. (15) Zita the Spacegirl, Ben Hatke (First Second)
21. (22) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
22. (18) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
23. (r) Black Butler 4, Yana Toboso (Yen/Orbit)
24. (r) Dilbert: I’m Tempted to Stop Acting Randomly, Scott Adams (Andrews McMeel)
25. (19) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
26. (n) Yu-Gi-Oh GX 6, Naoyuki Kageyama (VIZ)
27. (24) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
28. (27) Scenes from an Impending Marriage, Adrian Tomine (D+Q)
29. (r) Picture This!, Lynda Barry (D+Q)
30. (r) Naruto 48, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
This week’s list should be subtitled “The Great Bone Correction, Part 2.” Last year I made the discovery that every Bone book by Jeff Smith was not showing up in Bookmanager’s rankings of comics and graphic novels –quite an oversight since many of those books rank quite highly. I corrected for this, with the result that a huge number of Jeff Smith’s have dominated the overall top 30 for the last few months. The recently-published Bone: Quest for the Spark has been at or near the number one spot on this list for awhile now but a comment last week hipped me to the fact that this is not actually a comic but an illustrated prose novel. So this week I’ve turfed it. Please imagine that Essex County was the number one book for the last 2 months on this list.
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. (2) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
3. (8) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
4. (6) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
5. (3) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
6. (4) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
7. (7) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
8. (12) Two Generals, Scott Chantler (McClelland and Stewart)
9. (5) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
10. (11) Harvey, Herve Bouchard/Janice Nadeau (Groundwood)
12. (10) Tangles, Sarah Leavitt (Freehand Books)
13. (13) 500 Years of Resistance, Gord Hill (Arsenal Pulp)
14. (19) Nightschool 1, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/Orbit)
15. (r) Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
16. (27) Richard Stark’s Parker The Outfit, Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
17. (9) Something Old, Something New, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
18. (24) Bigfoot, Pascal Girard (D+Q)
19. (14) Skim sc, Mariko Tamaki/Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
20. (n) Mid-Life, Joe Ollman (D+Q)
21. (28) Nightschool 3, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/Orbit)
22. (15) Big Foot, Graham Roumieu (Plume)
23. (r) Nightschool 4, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/Orbit)
24. (20) Red A Haida Manga, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Douglas & McIntyre)
25. (n) The Never Weres, Fiona Smyth (Annick)
26. (r) Palookaville 20, Seth (D+Q)
27. (30) Nightschool 2, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen/Orbit)
28. (21) Sweet Tooth 1, Jeff Lemire (Vertigo/DC)
29. (23) Sweet Tooth 2, Jeff Lemire (Vertigo/DC)
30. (r) Kill Shakespeare 1, Mccreery/Del Col/Belanger (IDW)
Artist and educator (and Canadian comics pioneer) Fiona Smyth debuts on the list with a charming new kids book, The Never Weres, from Annick Press (the Robert Munsch publishers).