1 WATCHMEN, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (DC Comics, $19.99.) This epic tale from 1986 signaled a new maturity in comic books.
2 LIGHT OF THY COUNTENANCE, by Alan Moore and Felipe Massafera. (Avatar Press, $17.99.) This adaptation of a short story by Mr. Moore tackles the magic and misery of television.
3 SQUADRON SUPREME: THE PRE-WAR YEARS, by J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank. (Marvel Comics, $16.99.) The American government wants super-operatives to crush its enemies, both local and global, but Hyperion has other plans.
4 SQUADRON SUPREME: POWER TO THE PEOPLE, by Howard Chaykin and Marco Turini. (Marvel Comics, $16.99.) New heroes appear to fill the vacuum left by the missing Squadron.
5 ASTONISHING X-MEN, Vol. 1, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday. (Marvel Comics, $14.99.) A possible cure for genetic mutations, and the alien, villainous Ord, threaten to tear the team apart.
6 BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, by Frank Miller. (DC Comics, $14.99.) Another classic from 1986: The caped crusader comes out of retirement to save
7 HACK/SLASH, Vol. 5, by Tim Seeley and Emily Stone. (Devil’s Due Publishing, $18.99.) Cassandra Hack and her partner, Vlad, continue their hunt for “slashers,” monsters and killers up to no good.
8 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE UNIVERSE, by Bryan Lee O’Malley. (Oni Press, $11.95.) Can Ramona’s twin ex-boyfriends be defeated? Sounds like a job for… Scott Pilgrim.
9 SHEENA QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE, Vol. 2, by Stephen E. de Souza and Rebekah Isaacs. (Devil’s Due Publishing, $18.99.) The jungle queen uncovers deadly Nazi secrets in
10 WALKING DEAD, Vol. 9, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (Image Comics, $14.99.) The gripping story of the human survivors in a world overrun by zombies continues.
A couple of things that I think should be pointed out, especially to editors at Marvel and DC. The two DC books on the list are both from the 80's which means those stories are still reaching out to folks ,maybe more so than the summer flash bang storylines you have been churning out lately. For Marvel entertainment who has 3 books on the list, 2 are alternate universe books both of which where written by J. Michael Straczynsky and the other by Joss Wheadon who has his finger on the pulse. I'm just saying!