1. Bleach, Volume 17. Tite Kubo.
Viz Media, $7.99 ISBN 978-1421510415
2. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Volume 2. Shiro Amano.
Tokyopop, $9.99 ISBN 978-1598166385
3. Absolute Boyfriend, vol. 3. Yuu Watase.
Viz Media, $8.99 ISBN 978-1421510033
4. Tsubasa, Volume 12. CLAMP.
Del Rey, $10.95 ISBN 978-0345485328
5. Bone: Rockjaw Master of the Eastern Border. Jeff Smith.
Scholastic, $9.99 ISBN 978-0439706360
"Thank God for Bone!"
Heard during a retailers' panel at the recent New York Comic-con. RockJaw is volume 5 of Jeff Smith's full-color, all-ages adventure fantasy from Scholastic's Graphix imprint. The acclaimed series has sold more than a million copies total, and volume 6 will arrive in August.
6. Loveless, Volume 4. Yun Kouga.
Tokyopop, $9.99 ISBN 978-1598162240
7. Astonishing X-Men: Torn, Volume 3. Joss Whedon and John Cassaday.
Marvel, $14,99 ISBN 978-0785117599
Writer Joss Whedon, best known for writing Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, along with artist John Cassaday returns to the Eisner Award–winning X-men saga with a wrap-up of the Torn story arc. The trade paperback collection features issues #13–18 of the serial.
8. Buso Renkin!, Volume 4. Nobuhiro Watsuki.
Viz Media, $7.99 ISBN 978-1421508405
9. Full Metal Alchemist, Volume 11. Hiromu Arakawa.
Viz Media, $9.99 978-1421508382
10. Fables: Wolves, Volume 8. Bill Willingham et al.
DC/Vertigo, $17.99 ISBN 978-1401210014
15. Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation. Garth Ennis and Clayton Crain.
Marvel, $14.99 ISBN 978-0785121220
Since its opening on the February 16 weekend with receipts of more than $52 million, Nicholas Cage's Ghost Rider movie has gone on to gross more than than $80 million. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson, the film is introducing Marvel's Ghost Rider character to a new generation of comics fans. It's not surprising that Garth Ennis and Clayton Crain's Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation is registering strong sales. 978-0785121220
300. Frank Miller.
Dark Horse, $30 ISBN 978-1569714027
Following all the hype over the upcoming film, the reprint edition of 300, Frank Miller's 1999 graphic novel about the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C, is likely to become one of the biggest selling comics titles of year. Director Zach Snyder based the film heavily on Miller's comics, which were used as storyboards for the film. The hardcover has sold more than 20,000 copies since January.