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Spike : After The Fall

"Spike : After The Fall" Comic Book is featured on the New York Times Graphic Book Best Seller List

Saturday 28 March 2009, by Webmaster

This week, IDW’s Spike: After the Fall and Jungle Book are both featured on the New York Times Graphic Book Best Seller List! (See the full list after the jump.)

Spike: After the Fall HC, coverSpike: After the Fall released in February and follows the vampire, Spike, through his first few months in hell. Congratulations to Brian Lynch (w) and Franco Urru (a&c)!

Here’s what the NYTimes had to say about Spike: "Fans of the ’Buffy the Vampire’ television show know that they can turn to the comic book series published by Dark Horse to know what would’ve happened next in her life. If the adventures of Angel and Spike, two of her vampire friends, are more your cup of tea, you can turn to Spike: After the Fall, which picks up threads from the final season of the "Angel" television show."

Jungle Book coverIDW’s graphic novel adaptation of the classic Jungle Book story has made the list in its first full week on sale! Writer Jean-Blaise Mitildjian and artist TieKo bring Rudyard Kipling’s original tale to life in a whole new way. Congrats!

Graphic Books Best Seller List (Hardcover)

1 WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (DC Comics, $39.99, $75.) This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books.

2 BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. (DC Comics, $17.99.) This critically acclaimed story from 1988 offers a possible origin for the Joker.

3 STARMAN OMNIBUS, Vol. 2, by James Robinson and Tony Harris. (DC Comics, $49.99.) Jack Knight, the son of the 1940’s Starman, meets his disco era namesake and his father’s colleague, the golden age Sandman.

4 JUST A PILGRIM, by Garth Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra. (Dynamite Entertainment, $29.99.) Meet the Pilgrim: a mysterious man leading a group of refugees on an Earth that is slowly dying.

5 JOKER, by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. (DC Comics, $19.99.) The Joker, newly released from Arkham Asylum, deals with the rivals who have carved into his territory.

6 JUNGLE BOOK, by Rudyard Kipling and Jean-Blaise Mitildjian. (IDW Publishing, $14.99.) The classic tale is adapted into the graphic novel format.

7 SPIKE: AFTER THE FALL, by Brian Lynch and Franco Urru. (IDW Publishing, $21.99.) This story picks up where the "Angel" television series left off. Spike is in Los Angeles, which is overrun with demons.

8 BATMAN: R.I.P., by Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel. (DC Comics, $24.99.) Thomas Wayne, the father of the caped crusader, is cast in a sinister light.

9 ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, Vol. 2, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. (DC Comics, $19.99.) These stories, free of the barnacles of continuity, include an encounter with Zibarro, the only sane resident of the Bizarro world.

10 ULTIMATE ORIGINS, by Brian Michael Bendis and Butch Guice. (Marvel Comics, $24.99.) The heroes of the Ultimate universe - fresh takes on Marvel’s characters sans decades of continuity - discover a conspiracy that connects them.