Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 11

The Flintstones #31


The Flintstones and the Rubbles are doing Santa's job on the cover of The Flintstones #31 (1965) by Phil de Lara.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

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


Just 14 more 'get-ups' until Santa!


(2014: Sweet Rein vol. 2
(2013: Sweet Rein vol. 1
(2012: Garfield #8
(2011: The Simpsons Winter Wingding #6
(2010: Marvel Super Hero Squad #12 ) 
(2009: P.S. Magazine: The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #157)
(2008: More Fun Comics #39)
(2007: The Tick: Big Red-N-Green Christmas Spectacle #1)
(2006: The Best of DC #58)
(2005: Batman #27)
(2004: The Brave and the Bold #148) 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 10

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #171


Donald tries to hide the presents, but Huey, Dewey & Louie are more clever than he, on the cover of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #171 (1954) by Carl Barks.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

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


Just 15 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Mickey Mouse Magazine #51)  

(2013: Dance Class vol. 6
(2012: Caravan Kidd Holiday Special
(2011: Spider-Man Kids julehefte 2009
(2010: Richie Rich Holiday Digest Magazine #1
(2009: Pondus - Julen 2003)
(2008: Battle Vixens vol. 9)
(2007: The Bakers Meet Jingle Belle)
(2006: A Distant Soil #26)
(2005: Classics Illustrated #15)
(2004: Action Comics #93)  

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 9

Action Comics #117


Superman proves that it's not just Santa who can come down a chimney on the cover of Action Comics #117 (1948) Wayne Boring & Stan Kaye.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

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


Just 16 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Garfield #32)
(2015: The Spectre #26

(2014: Marvel Two-In-One #8 

Friday, December 08, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 8

Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special #1

Faith gets a bunny for Christmas, on the cover of Faith's Winter Wonderland Special #1 (2017) by Marguerite Sauvage.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

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

Just 17 more 'get-ups' until Santa!
(2016: The Ray #20)
(2015: Four Color #868
(2014: Batman Family #4



Amazon Top 50 - December 8, 2017

Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
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.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (-). Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
2 (R). The Complete Far Side
3 (+14). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
4 (-1). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
5 (+39). The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
6 (-2). Marvel Encyclopedia
7 (-1). The Argyle Sweater 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
8 (-). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
9 (+4). Peanuts 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
10 (+1). Awkward
11 (-6). I Am Pusheen the Cat
12 (+4). The DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
13 (R). My Favorite Thing is Monsters
14 (N). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 2
15 (+16). Non Sequitur 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
16 (+2). The Little World of Liz Climo 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
17 (-2). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
18 (+18). The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)
19 (-5). The Walking Dead Compendium One
20 (+12). Darth Vader and Son
21 (-9). Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
22 (-13). The Walking Dead Volume 28: A Certain Doom
23 (-2). The Walking Dead: Here's Negan
24 (+22). Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1: Imperial Machine
25 (-6). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
26 (-2). Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition (Rebirth)
27 (+3). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
28 (N). Garfield 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
29 (+10). Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2)
30 (-4). Goodnight Darth Vader
31 (R). Cats are Weird and More Observations
32 (R). Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
33 (+4). Super Mario Adventures
34 (-14). Saga Volume 8 *
35 (-7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
36 (+12). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
37 (+1). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 2
38 (-9). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
39 (-14). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
40 (R). The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3)
41 (N). Pearls Before Swine 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
42 (-19). Brave
43 (-). Night Night, Groot
44 (R). Vader's Little Princess
45 (R). The Far Side Gallery
46 (-1). The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
47 (-13). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (hardcover)
48 (-21). The Walking Dead Book 14
49 (-47). Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins #3 (Kindle)
50 (-9). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2


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:
  • The Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar stays at the top of the chart this week, where it is quite likely to stay until the end of the year.
  • The top debut this week is the second volume of Dragon Ball Super. The only other debuts are a couple more Day-to-Day calendars: Garfield and Pearls Before Swine.
  • Classic comic strip collections like The Far Side & Calvin and Hobbes typically make the best-seller charts this time of year, but recent Amazon deals on the complete collected editions of both of those strips lands them in the #2 & #3 slots this week.
  • Looks like Marvel's best-selling comic for the year on Amazon will be Night Night, Groot; heck, it may even be Marvel's best-selling comic of the year overall...

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 7

Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts #45

Little Dot puts some big dots on her Christmas tree on the cover of Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts #45 (1973).

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

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


Just 14 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2014: Comic Cavalcade #25)
(2013: The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 11)
(2012: Garfield #8
(2011: The Simpsons Winter Wingding #6
(2010: Marvel Super Hero Squad #12 ) 
(2009: P.S. Magazine: The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #157)
(2008: More Fun Comics #39)
(2007: The Tick: Big Red-N-Green Christmas Spectacle #1)
(2006: The Best of DC #58)
(2005: Batman #27)
(2004: The Brave and the Bold #148) 

 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 6

Giant Days #25


The gang does the ol' reflection-in-the-ornament thing on the cover of Giant Days #25 (2017) by Lissa Treiman.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

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


Just 19 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Archie Giant Series Magazine #15)
(2015: Archie Giant Series Magazine #6

(2014: Captain Ultimate #6 
 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 5



Santa Claus hitches a ride with The Flash on the variant cover of The Flash #13 (2017) by Dave Johnson.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

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


Just 20 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Simpsons Illustrated #26

(2015: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #124