Book-trade magazine Publishers Weekly is among the first outlets out of the gate with a Best of 2009 list.
In addition to David Small’s National Book Award-nominated memoir Stitches, announced last week as one of the magazine’s Top 10 books of the year, the PW list includes a comics category:
• Parker: The Hunter, by Darwyn Cooke and Richard Starking (IDW Publishing)
• Driven by Lemons, by Josh Cotter (AdHouse Books)
• Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, and Alecos Papdatos and Annie Di Donna (Bloomsbury)
• The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, by Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)
• Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
• Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
• Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)
• A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)
• You’ll Never Know: A Good and Decent Man, by Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)
• Pluto, by Naoki Urasawa (Viz Media)
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