Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Covers - December 19

Sensation Comics #38

It's a good thing that Wonder Woman is helping out Santa on the cover of Sensation Comics #38 (1945) by H.G. Peter; that dude with the tommy gun looks dangerous!

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover. (Click on the image to get a larger version.)

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 6 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2013: Wumo Bryter Julefreden 2011)
(2012: Spooky #72)
(2011: P.S. Magazine The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #134)
(2010: Ghostbusters #3)
(2009: Magnus Robot Fighter #34)
(2008: DCU Holiday Special 2008)
(2007: Walter Lantz New Funnies #167)
(2006: Omaha the Cat Dancer vol. 2 #1)
(2005: Marvel Comics Super Special #39)
(2004: The Spirit #12)

(Also see: The 2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

Amazon Top 50 - December 19, 2014

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.


1 (+2). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
2 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium One
3 (-2). Dilbert 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar
4 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
5 (+2). Goodnight Darth Vader
6 (+2). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
7 (-2). Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
8 (+3). The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
9 (+3). Vader's Little Princess
10 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 22: A New Beginning
11 (+7). Saga Volume 4 *
12 (+11). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
13 (+3). The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Vol. 1: The Curse of Herobrine
14 (-). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
15 (+7). Saga Volume 1
16 (+9). Saga Deluxe Edition Volume 1
17 (+7). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
18 (+10). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (-9). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
20 (+22). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
21 (-1). Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
22 (-5). The Walking Dead, Vol. 21: All Out War, Part 2
23 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
24 (-3). The Complete Far Side (paperback)
25 (+8). Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal
26 (+10). xkcd: volume 0
27 (+10). My Dog: The Paradox
28 (-2). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
29 (-10). Star Wars: Jedi Academy vol. 2: Return of the Padawan
30 (R). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
31 (-1). The Argyle Sweater 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar
32 (-5). Here
33 (+8). Seconds: A Graphic Novel
34 (+4). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
35 (R). I Am Pusheen the Cat
36 (+7). Saga Volume 2
37 (-2). Batman: Death of the Family Book and Joker Mask Set
38 (+9). The Far Side Gallery
39 (+1). Peanuts 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar
40 (-25). Maxine Boxed Calendar (2015)
41 (-10). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
42 (-8). Saga Volume 3
43 (R). Batman: Year One
44 (+1). Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Volume 1
45 (R). It's A Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
46 (R). Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
47 (+2). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
48 (-9). The DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition
49 (-20). The Walking Dead Book 10
50 (R). Me Without You

Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

Commentary:
  • It's the last Amazon Sales Chart Snapshot before Christmas, and all is fairly calm. No new titles, and the top of the chart is mainly just a rearranging of what was there last week. Typically for this time of year, the chart is dominated by Calvin & Hobbes collections, Walking Dead collections, Jeffrey Brown's Star Wars books, day-to-day comic strip calendars, etc.
  • The top of the chart is Matthew Inman's How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, one of his Oatmeal books.
  • We'll be back next Friday with the final chart snapshot of 2014, then look for the year-in-review sometime in early January.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Christmas Covers - December 18

    Doctor Who #12

    The Doctor trades in his fez for a Santa hat on the variant cover for Doctor Who #12 (2011) by Paul Grist.

    For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover. (Click on the image to get a larger version.)

    Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.

    Just 7 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

    (2013: Archie Double Digest #246)
    (2012: Teen Titans #13)
    (2011: Tivoli med vänner #11)
    (2010: Looney Tunes #97)
    (2009: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer #4)
    (2008: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #364)
    (2007: Guy Garder: Warrior #39)
    (2006: Impulse #45)
    (2005: Adventures of Superman #487)
    (2004: Mutt & Jeff #32)

    (Also see: The 2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Digital Comics Picks of the Week for December 17, 2014

    The Multiversity: Thunderworld
    Here is my weekly Pinterest board of this week's recommended new digital comics:

    December 17, 2014 - Digital Comics Picks of the Week

    Highlights include: The Sandman Overture #4, Ms. Marvel #10, Lumberjanes #9, The Multiversity: Thunderworld, Black Widow #13, Alex + Ada #11, and more!


    Follow Dave's board December 17, 2014 - Digital Comics Picks of the Week on Pinterest.

    Christmas Covers - December 17

    Katy Keene #29

    Katy gets an ego boost while Christmas shopping on the cover of Katy Keene #29 (1989) by John Lucas.


    For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover. (Click on the image to get a larger version.)

    Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.

    Just 8 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

    (2013: The Spirit #13)
    (2012: Critters #11)
    (2011: Star Trek: The Next Generation #2)
    (2010: Heathcliff #6)
    (2009: Gold Digger X-Mas Special #2)
    (2008: Little Dot #29)
    (2007: Classics Illustrated #53)
    (2006: Patrick The Wolf Boy Christmas Special)
    (2005: A Patty Cake Christmas)
    (2004: Superman #165)


    (Also see: The 2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Christmas Covers - December 16

    Mars Attacks the Holidays cover b

    A Martian family prepares to attend an Ugly Christmas Sweater party on the variant cover of Mars Attacks the Holidays (2012) by Dean Haspiel.

    For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover. (Click on the image to get a larger version.)

    Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.

    Just 9 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

    (2013: Whizzer and Chips #89123)
    (2012: Four Color #205)
    (2011: Doctor Who #12)
    (2010: Swan vol. 15)
    (2009: The Transformers #250)
    (2008: Tantalizing Stories #2)
    (2007: Funny Pages vol. 2 #43)
    (2006: Katy Keene #33)
    (2005: Bone Holiday Special)
    (2004: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #76)

    (Also see: The 2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Christmas Covers - December 15

    Archie #662 variant

    Archie has little imaginatin when it comes to gift giving on the variant cover of Archie #662 (2014) by F.T. Geneviève.

    For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover. (Click on the image to get a larger version.)

    Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.

    Just 10 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

    (2013: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #4)
    (2012: Mike #11)
    (2011: Santa Takes a Trip to Mars)
    (2010: Christmas with the Super-Heroes #1 )
    (2009: Kollektivet Julealbum 2007)
    (2008: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer #7)
    (2007: Donald Duck & Co. #49/1964)
    (2006: 2000 A.D. #763)
    (2005: Incredible Hulk #378)
    (2004: Batman #45)

    (Also see: The 2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Christmas Covers - December 14

    Tezuka Magazine Leo #3

    A little cat gets tangled up in a Christmas tree on the cover of Tezuka Magazine Leo #3 (1971) by Osamu Tezuka.

    For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover. (Click on the image to get a larger version.)

    Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


    Just 11 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

    (2013: Action Comics #762)
    (2012: On a volé le courrier de Petit Père Noël)
    (2011: Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #87)
    (2010: Sal y Pimienta #151)
    (2009: Sugar & Spike #50)
    (2008: Tom-Tom, The Jungle Boy #3)
    (2007: Sugar & Spike #68)
    (2006: Sugar & Spike #38)
    (2005: Sugar & Spike #26)
    (2004: Sugar & Spike #32)

    (Also see: The 2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Christmas Covers - December 13

    Red Ryder Comics #137

    It's time to decorate our doors for the holidays on the cover of Red Ryder Comics #137 (1954).

    For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover. (Click on the image to get a larger version.)

    Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.

    Just 12 more 'get-ups' until Santa!



    (2013: Robbedoes #2017)
    (2012: Cheryl Blossom Special #3)
    (2011: Batman #239)
    (2010: Pelle Svanslös Jul-album 1960)
    (2009: Robbedoes #2436)
    (2008: Sugar and Spike #44)
    (2007: Love Hina vol. 6)
    (2006: Green Lantern: Mosaic #9)
    (2005: Jonah Hex #34)
    (2004: Starman #27)


    (Also see: The 2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)