NYT Graphic Books Bestsellers, week of 6/6

The NYT Arts Beat Blog comments that the new hardcover graphic books best seller list is “crammed” with graphic novel adaptations of popular books. At #1 is Storm Front, the first in the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.

The Dresden Files: Storm Front
Jim Butcher
Retail Price: $22.95
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Del Rey/Dabel Brothers – (2009-06-02)
ISBN / EAN: 0345506391 / 9780345506399

The second volume in the series is coming out in October.

Dresden 2
The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 2
Jim Butcher
Retail Price: $22.95
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Del Rey/Dabel Brothers – (2009-10-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0345516206 / 9780345516206

As the Graphic Novel Reporter recently reported, adapting books to comics and manga is an growing trend. Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, and Laurell K. Hamilton all have collaborated on adaptations of their novels. In manga there’s the Warriors series, original stories set in the world of Erin Hunter’s Warriors books and Dean Koontz worked with Manga artist Queenie Chan for a prequel to the Odd Thomas series, In Odd We Trust.

The first book in Donald Westlake’s Parker series (under the pseudonym Richard Stark) is coming as a graphic novel this summer:

Parker: The Hunter
Darwyn Cooke
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc – (2009-07-14)
ISBN / EAN: 1600104932 / 9781600104930

And, mystery writer Ian Rankin will be publishing his first graphic novel in August:

Dark Entries
Ian Rankin
Retail Price: $19.99
Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Vertigo – (2009-08-25)
ISBN / EAN: 1401213863 / 9781401213862

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