Friday, April 11, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - April 11, 2014

Saga volume 3
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 (+4). Saga Volume 3
2 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
3 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
4 (N). The Walking Dead #125 (Kindle)
5 (+1). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
6 (+30). Injustice Year Two #7 (Kindle)
7 (-5). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
8 (+5). Saga Volume 1
9 (+1). Marvel 1602 (Kindle)
10 (-1). The Harlem Hellfighters
11 (-4). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
12 (-1). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
13 (+8). Saga Volume 2
14 (+1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
15 (+20). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
16 (+10). Darth Vader and Son
17 (+5). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
18 (+13). Vader's Little Princess
19 (+18). Watchmen
20 (N). Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection
21 (-13). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
22 (R). Attack on Titan 2
23 (-4). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
24 (-6). The Walking Dead Book 1
25 (R). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
26 (+6). New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout (Kindle)
27 (R). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
28 (+1). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
29 (-13). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
30 (+8). The Walking Dead Book 3
31 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia
32 (+9). Attack on Titan 1
33 (R). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
34 (-). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
35 (-11). Naruto: Hashirama and Madara, Vol. 65
36 (R). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
37 (+11). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
38 (R). Batman Vol. 13: Death of the Family (The New 52)
39 (+8). Batman: Year One
40 (R). X-Men: Days of Future Past
41 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
42 (N). Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier (Kindle)
43 (-16). The Walking Dead Book 9
44 (+6). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
45 (+4). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
47 (R). V for Vendetta
48 (-18). The Walking Dead Book 2
49 (R). Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
50 (-22). The Walking Dead #124 (Kindle)


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 third Saga volume returns to the top of the chart, and is #101 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • Last week's Walking Dead surge abates a bit, though it's still strong with three of the top five and fourteen of the top fifty. The new issue on Kindle debuts at a strong #4.  
  • The only other debuts this week are two Captain America: The Winter Soldier collections, one the ultimate paperback collection, the other the Kindle edition. Often interest in the comics is stronger before the movie comes out than after, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an exception.
  • So… The big news yesterday was that Amazon is purchasing comiXology. Could make things interesting. I've always favored comiXology for digital comics over Kindle because the Kindle editions are usually of noticeable lesser quality. It also consolidates the two biggest digital comics publishers into one company, which is troubling. We'll have to see how things shake out in practice.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - April 4, 2014

Axe Cop volume 1
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 (N). Axe Cop Volume 1 (Kindle)
2 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
3 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
4 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
5 (-4). Saga Volume 3
6 (-). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
7 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
8 (+17). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
9 (N). The Harlem Hellfighters
10 (N). Marvel 1602 (Kindle)
11 (-6). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
12 (R). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
13 (-3). Saga Volume 1
14 (+24). The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us (Kindle)
15 (-3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
16 (+15). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
17 (N). Neurocomic *
18 (+9). The Walking Dead Book 1
19 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
20 (N). Big Nate All Work and No Play (Kindle)
21 (-8). Saga Volume 2
22 (-11). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
23 (-4). The Walking Dead Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 (Kindle)
24 (N). Naruto: Hashirama and Madara, Vol. 65
25 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars (Kindle)
26 (-6). Darth Vader and Son
27 (-1). The Walking Dead Book 9
28 (-20). The Walking Dead #124 (Kindle)
29 (-5). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
30 (R). The Walking Dead Book 2
31 (-9). Vader's Little Princess
32 (N). New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout (Kindle)
33 (+15). The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
34 (R). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
35 (-21). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
36 (N). Injustice Year Two #7 (Kindle) *
37 (-2). Watchmen
38 (R). The Walking Dead Book 3
39 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars
40 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire
41 (-7). Attack on Titan 1
42 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 19: March to War (Kindle)
43 (-36). Injustice Year Two #6 (Kindle)
44 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense (Kindle)
45 (R). The Walking Dead Book 5
46 (R). The Walking Dead Book 4
47 (R). Batman: Year One
48 (R). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel (A Game of Thrones)
49 (-12). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
50 (-21). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill 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:
  • Axe Cop Volume 1 was one of the Kindle Daily Deals this past week, and the residual hangover is enough to push it to the #1 slot on the comics chart this week.
  • The season finale of The Walking Dead aired on television last Sunday, and as we've come to expect that means a surge in demand for The Walking Dead comics. Twenty-three of the Top Fifty this week is a WD edition—nearly half of the chart!
  • Debuting in print on the chart this week are The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Caanan White; Neurocomic by Hana RoŇ° & Matteo Farinella; and the latest volume of Naruto.
  • Marvel is having another sale on Kindle collected editions, which is why Marvel 1602 and New Avengers vol. 1 show up on the chart. Captain America: the Winter Soldier, despite also being a part of the sale and having the same title as the big budget blockbuster movie opening today, doesn't reach the top fifty (it would be at #52 if the chart went that far...)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - March 28, 2014

Saga volume 3
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). Saga Volume 3
2 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
3 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
4 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
5 (+6). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
6 (-). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
7 (N). Injustice Year Two #6 (Kindle)
8 (N). The Walking Dead #124 (Kindle)
9 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
10 (+2). Saga Volume 1
11 (+3). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
12 (+1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
13 (+4). Saga Volume 2
14 (-2). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
15 (-). Spider-Man: Spider-Island (Kindle)
16 (-). Attack on Titan 2
17 (+3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
18 (N). Saga Volume 3 (Kindle)
19 (-9). The Walking Dead Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 (Kindle)
20 (+1). Darth Vader and Son
21 (N). How About Never—Is Never Good for You? (Kindle)
22 (+2). Vader's Little Princess
23 (+3). Attack on Titan 3
24 (+3). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
25 (+19). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
26 (+15). The Walking Dead Book 9
27 (+4). The Walking Dead Book 1
28 (-19). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 1
29 (+7). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
30 (N). Godzilla: Awakening
31 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
32 (-9). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
33 (+15). Locke and Key: Vol. 1 Welcome to Lovecraft (Kindle)
34 (-2). Attack on Titan 1
35 (-). Watchmen
36 (+1). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
37 (-3). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
38 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us (Kindle)
39 (-20). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
40 (-7). The Walking Dead #123 (Kindle)
41 (R). Attack on Titan 5
42 (R). Attack on Titan 6
43 (-5). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
44 (+6). V for Vendetta
45 (-41). The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances *
46 (R). Attack on Titan 10
47 (R). Attack on Titan 11
48 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
49 (-6). A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Three
50 (R). Stephen King's N. (Kindle)


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:
  • We have a new #1! The third volume of Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples' Saga came out this week and made the jump over The Walking Dead. Considering this is while The Walking Dead is showing on television, and Saga is purely a comics property with no tie-in to other media, that is quite the accomplishment. It is currently #43 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • Most new items this week are Kindle editions (Injustice, The Walking Dead, Saga, How About Never...) The only non-Kindle debut is Godzilla: Awakening, a graphic novel prequel to the upcoming Godzilla movie.
  • In fact, it's a pretty boring week overall on the Amazon chart, with the usually suspects doing the usual things.
  • So I'll point out what's not happening, and that's any appearance by Captain America, who has a new major motion picture coming out next week.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - March 21, 2014

The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War part 1
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 (-). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
2 (+4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
3 (+10). Saga Volume 3 *
4 (N). The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances *
5 (+4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
6 (+4). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
7 (+9). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
8 (+10). Saga Volume 1
9 (+12). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 1
10 (+7). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 (Kindle)
11 (N). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons *
12 (+8). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
13 (+11). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
14 (+5). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
15 (N). Spider-Man: Spider-Island (Kindle)
16 (R). Attack on Titan 2
17 (+11). Saga Volume 2
18 (+27). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
19 (R). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
20 (+10). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
21 (+1). Darth Vader and Son
22 (N). Thor: Season One (Kindle)
23 (-). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
24 (+2). Vader's Little Princess
25 (-13). Injustice Year Two #5 (Kindle)
26 (R). Attack on Titan 3
27 (-2). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
28 (N). Justice League: Trinity War (The New 52)
29 (+8). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
30 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
31 (+4). The Walking Dead Book 1
32 (+2). Attack on Titan 1
33 (-18). The Walking Dead #123 (Kindle)
34 (-7). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
35 (-4). Watchmen
36 (-7). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
37 (+1). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
38 (R). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
39 (+3). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
40 (-4). Batman: Year One
41 (+8). The Walking Dead Book 9
42 (R). xkcd: volume 0
43 (-10). A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Three
44 (-). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
45 (R). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
46 (N). Nemo: The Roses of Berlin *
47 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
48 (R). Locke and Key: Vol. 1 Welcome to Lovecraft (Kindle)
49 (R). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
50 (R). V for Vendetta


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 latest Walking Dead collection remains popular, on top of the comics chart and #54 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • The top debut this week is the pre-order for The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, the latest from The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman, which isn't scheduled to come out until September.
  • Also debuting relatively high this week is How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons, a cartoon memoir by the New Yorker's cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff.
  • A Marvel Kindle edition sale puts Spider-Man: Spider-Island & Thor: Season One on the chart this week. Oddly (and perhaps a bit worryingly for Marvel) none of the Captain America titles involved in the sale make the chart.
  • Rounding out this week's debuts are the Justice League: Trinity War hardcover, and the latest installment in Moore & O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo: The Roses of Berlin.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - March 14, 2014

The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War part 1
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 (-). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
2 (R). Justice League Vol. 1: Origin (The New 52) (Kindle)
3 (N). Shazam! Vol. 1 (The New 52) (Kindle)
4 (N). Superman - Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel (The New 52) (Kindle)
5 (N). Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood (The New 52) (Kindle)
6 (-4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
7 (N). Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench (The New 52) (Kindle)
8 (N). Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark (The New 52) (Kindle)
9 (-6). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
10 (-6). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
11 (N). Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro (The New 52) (Kindle)
12 (N). Injustice Year Two #5 (Kindle)
13 (-8). Saga Volume 3 *
14 (N). Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Midas Touch (The New 52) (Kindle)
15 (N). The Walking Dead #123 (Kindle)
16 (-10). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
17 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 (Kindle)
18 (-10). Saga Volume 1
19 (-10). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
20 (-5). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
21 (-14). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 1 *
22 (-12). Darth Vader and Son
23 (+12). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
24 (-13). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
25 (-). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
26 (-13). Vader's Little Princess
27 (+13). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
28 (-14). Saga Volume 2
29 (+1). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
30 (-13). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
31 (-19). Watchmen
32 (-9). Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega
33 (+6). A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Three *
34 (-15). Attack on Titan 1
35 (R). The Walking Dead Book 1
36 (+13). Batman: Year One
37 (-1). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
38 (-17). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
39 (-7). The Walking Dead Book 2
40 (R). Batman: Hush
41 (N). Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury
42 (+3). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
43 (-15). The Walking Dead #122 (Kindle)
44 (-20). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
45 (-23). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
46 (N). In Pieces
47 (-27). Injustice Year Two #4 (Kindle)
48 (-). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
49 (-31). The Walking Dead Book 9
50 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us (Kindle)


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:
  • Wednesday's $2.99 sale on Kindle editions of select DC New 52 collections pushes those up into the top fifteen, displacing nearly everything else on the list. Adjust your mental rankings accordingly.
  • But that wasn't enough to stop the newest Walking Dead collection, which remains at #1 on the comics chart and is currently #29 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • Given the displacement caused by the New 52 Kindle sale books, the upward movement shown by the few items that do move up on the chart (mostly Batman collections) is even more impressive.
  • Non sale items that debut this week include a new Pearls Before Swine collection and
    Marion Fayolle's In Pieces from Nobrow.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - March 7, 2014

The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War part 1
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 (+3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 *
2 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
3 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
4 (-1). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
5 (+4). Saga Volume 3 *
6 (-). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
7 (N). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 1 *
8 (-). Saga Volume 1
9 (-2). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
10 (+7). Darth Vader and Son
11 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
12 (+14). Watchmen
13 (+1). Vader's Little Princess
14 (-1). Saga Volume 2
15 (+1). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
16 (N). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 (Kindle)
17 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
18 (+9). The Walking Dead Book 9
19 (+2). Attack on Titan 1
20 (-15). Injustice Year Two #4 (Kindle)
21 (+16). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
22 (+8). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
23 (-5). Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega
24 (-9). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
25 (-1). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
26 (+15). Attack on Titan 2
27 (+15). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
28 (-16). The Walking Dead #122 (Kindle)
29 (+5). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
30 (-5). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
31 (+13). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
32 (+4). The Walking Dead Book 2
33 (+17). Attack on Titan 3
34 (N). Forever Evil (2013- ) #6 (Kindle)
35 (-6). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
36 (+9). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
37 (-6). The Walking Dead Book 3
38 (+1). The Walking Dead Book 4
39 (N). A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Three *
40 (-8). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
41 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
42 (N). American Vampire #1 (Kindle)
43 (N). Nisekoi: False Love, Vol. 2: Zawsze in Love
44 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
45 (+2). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
46 (R). Attack on Titan 10
47 (R). V for Vendetta
48 (R). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
49 (-3). Batman: Year One
50 (R). Attack on Titan 11


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:
  • A new #1 this week! The twentieth Walking Dead paperback hit comic stores and Kindle (debuting on the chart this week at #16) this week, and the print edition ships from Amazon next week. Thirteen Walking Dead comics and collections make the top fifty chart this week, including the top three slots.
  • Image comics kind of rule the chart this week; between Walking Dead and Saga they take six of the top ten and eight of the top fifteen.
  • The top debut this week is the newest Avatar: The Last Airbender OGN, impressively at #7. It ships next week as well.
  • Manga-wise Attack on Titan continues to dominate the top fifty, although a new-to-the-chart title, Nisekoi: False Love, manages to crack in near the bottom.
  • Also debuting this week are the third A Game of Thrones volume (in pre-order); and single Kindle issues of DC's Forever Evil #6 & American Vampire #1, the latter being the beneficiary of a 99¢ American Vampire sale.
  • Alessandro Sanna's The River, which debuted last week and earlier this week was cracking the top ten, has dropped completely off the chart this morning. At first I suspected a re-categorization and it turns out that Amazon has sold out of their stock and is now listing it as 'Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.' So it is still popular, just presently not selling due to lack of copies.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - February 28, 2014

The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
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 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
2 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
3 (-2). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
4 (-). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War *
5 (N). Injustice Year Two #4 (Kindle)
6 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
7 (+1). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
8 (+7). Saga Volume 1
9 (+5). Saga Volume 3 *
10 (+3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
11 (+7). The Walking Dead Book 1
12 (N). The Walking Dead #122 (Kindle)
13 (+3). Saga Volume 2
14 (+7). Vader's Little Princess
15 (-3). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
16 (+8). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
17 (+9). Darth Vader and Son
18 (R). Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega
19 (+9). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
20 (-9). Injustice Year Two #3 (Kindle)
21 (-2). Attack on Titan 1
22 (+1). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
23 (N). Infinity
24 (+15). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
25 (-). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
26 (-4). Watchmen
27 (-10). The Walking Dead Book 9
28 (+9). The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us (Kindle)
29 (-2). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
30 (+16). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
31 (+5). The Walking Dead Book 3
32 (N). The River *
33 (-23). Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: Angela
34 (+9). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
35 (-28). Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers
36 (-1). The Walking Dead Book 2
37 (-6). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
38 (+12). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
39 (R). The Walking Dead Book 4
40 (R). Justice League, Vol. 1: Origin (The New 52)
41 (-8). Attack on Titan 2
42 (-10). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
43 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars
44 (+5). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
45 (-7). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
46 (-1). Batman: Year One
47 (R). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
48 (R). The Complete Persepolis
49 (-8). The Walking Dead #121 (Kindle)
50 (-2). Attack on Titan 3


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:
  • Back on top this week: The Walking Dead Compendia. It looks like they're going to play a little dance with Hyperbole and a Half for the top spot for the foreseeable future.
  • The top debuts are two Kindle single issues, usual suspects Injustice and Walking Dead. The top print debut this week is the collected edition of Marvel's Infinity. Unusual for Marvel, but the combination of a connection to Guardians of the Galaxy and a hefty Amazon discount seems to have turned out a few buyers.
  • Also debuting this week is Alessandro Sanna's The River. It's being marketed as a children's picture book, but looking at some preview pages it looks to me that, if it's not comics, it is awfully comics-adjacent. 
  • Dead Watch: There are sixteen Walking Dead-related titles on the top fifty chart this week. All hail the power of basic cable!
  • Sales chart fans: I have a new gig, doing the DC Comics Month-to-month summaries for The Beat. Come take a look and join in the discussion!