With Diamond releasing its lists for the top 500 comics and graphic novels of 2012 today, there's no time like the present to examine the equally interesting -- if more archaic -- New York Times best seller rankings from last year. Tim Leong, Director of Digital Design at Wired and longtime friend of/occasional contributor to ComicsAlliance, has made it easy to take in NYT's paperback bestsellers from 2012 with a colorful and clear infographic. It doesn't include NYT's hardcover or manga rankings, but it's still a beautifully presented indicator of how a number of comic releases performed in relation to one another over the course of the past year. You can behold Leong's full NYT infographic after the cut.

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