Amazon announces its top comics of 2010

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Amazon announces its top comics of 2010 is the first out of the gate with a year-end list, rolling out its editors’ picks for the Top 10 comics of 2010. It’s a solid selection of titles, led by Drawn and Quarterly with three and DC Comics with two.

1. The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death, by Jaime Hernandez (Abrams ComicArts)
2. Batwoman: Elegy, by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III (DC Comics)
3. X’ed Out, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
4. Market Day, by James Sturm (Drawn and Quarterly)
5. King of the Flies: Hallorave (Vol. 1), by Mezzo and Pirus (Fantagraphics Books)
6. 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective, by G.B. Trudeau (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
7. Hellboy, Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt, by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo (Dark Horse)
8. Acme Novelty Library #20, by Chris Ware (Drawn and Quarterly)
9. Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book, by Lynda Barry (Drawn and Quarterly)
10. Wednesday Comics, by various (DC Comics)

The online retailer also revealed its 10 bestselling comics of the year, a list topped by the sixth volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series. See the full rundown after the break:

1. Scott Pilgrim, vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
2. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1, by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim (Yen Press)
3. The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel, by Diana Gabaldon and Hoang Nguyen (Del Rey)
4. Kick-Ass, by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. (Marvel/Icon)
5. Troublemaker, Vol. 1, by Janet Evanovich, Alex Evanovich and Joelle Jones (Dark Horse)
6. The Walking Dead, Vol. 11: Fear the Hunters, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Image)
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 6: Retreat by Jane Espenson, Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty and Andy Owens (Dark Horse)
8. The Walking Dead, Vol. 12: Life Among Them, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (Image)
9. Blackest Night, by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis (DC Comics)
10. Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead, by Stephen King, Peter David, Robin Furth and Richard Isanove (Marvel)