Friday, September 19, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - September 19, 2014

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #24
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday afternoon. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.


1 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #24 (Kindle)
2 (R). Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
3 (+1). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
4 (+2). Star Wars: Jedi Academy vol. 2: Return of the Padawan
5 (+14). The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances *
6 (R). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
7 (-). The Walking Dead, Vol. 21: All Out War, Part 2
8 (-3). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
9 (+7). Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
10 (+16). xkcd: volume 0
11 (+10). NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
12 (-11). The Walking Dead Book 10
13 (+11). Darth Vader and Son
14 (+14). Goodnight Darth Vader
15 (-4). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
16 (-8). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
17 (+5). Saga Volume 3
18 (-8). Seconds: A Graphic Novel
19 (+14). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
20 (N). Saga Volume 4 *
21 (-12). Forever Evil (New 52)
22 (-9). Saga Volume 1
23 (+13). Saga Volume 2
24 (+5). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
25 (+5). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
26 (+5). Vader's Little Princess
27 (-9). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
28 (-1). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
29 (R). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Kindle)
30 (-27). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #23 (Kindle)
31 (+9). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
32 (N). Justice League Vol. 5: Forever Heroes (The New 52)
33 (-13). The Complete Persepolis
34 (+1). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
35 (-12). The Walking Dead, vol. 22: A New Beginning *
36 (-11). Watchmen
37 (N). The Little World of Liz Climo
38 (N). Sugar Skull
39 (-24). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
40 (-28). Batman: Year One
41 (-24). Attack on Titan 13
42 (-). The Hedge Knight
43 (+6). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
44 (-6). V for Vendetta
45 (-31). Fables Vol. 20: Camelot
46 (R). Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
47 (-13). Marvel Encyclopedia
48 (-9). The Complete Maus (hardcover)
49 (-4). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
50 (N). Star Wars: Jedi Academy vol. 2 (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 top debut this week is also the new #1: The final digital issue of Injustice Year 2. Other debuts this week are a pre-order for the fourth Saga collection, the fifth Justice League New 52 collection (the companion volume for Forever Evil), a collection of Liz Climo's cartoons, Charles Burns' Sugar Skull, and the Kindle edition of the second Jedi Academy book.
  • Ellen Forney's Marbles shoot back up on the chart this week, likely because of this article on the Huffington Post. (And depending on when you look, may be in the #1 spot...)
  • Alison Beckdel's MacArthur Genius Grant. which was awarded earlier this week. not only brings her a cash prize but also increased book sales, as both Fun Home and Are You My Mother? return to the chart.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Digital Comics Picks of the Week for September 17, 2014

The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation
Here is my weekly Pinterest board of this week's recommended new digital comics:

Digital Comics Picks of the Week for September 17, 2014

Highlights include: Supreme Blue Rose #3, Sirens #1, Street Angel #4, The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1, The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation, and more!

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - September 12, 2014

The Walking Dead Book 10
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 (+12). The Walking Dead Book 10
2 (-). Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Verse *
3 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #23 (Kindle)
4 (+4). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
5 (-4). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
6 (+5). Star Wars: Jedi Academy vol. 2: Return of the Padawan
7 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 21: All Out War, Part 2
8 (+19). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
9 (+21). Forever Evil (New 52)
10 (+6). Seconds: A Graphic Novel
11 (-6). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
12 (+24). Batman: Year One
13 (+1). Saga Volume 1
14 (+4). Fables Vol. 20: Camelot
15 (-8). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
16 (-1). Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
17 (+2). Attack on Titan 13
18 (+4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
19 (+5). The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances *
20 (-14). The Complete Persepolis
21 (+25). NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
22 (-5). Saga Volume 3
23 (+6). The Walking Dead, vol. 22: A New Beginning *
24 (+7). Darth Vader and Son
25 (+3). Watchmen
26 (-22). xkcd: volume 0
27 (-2). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
28 (-2). Goodnight Darth Vader
29 (R). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
30 (+2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
31 (+7). Vader's Little Princess
32 (-20). American Born Chinese
33 (+2). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
34 (+11). Marvel Encyclopedia
35 (+4). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
36 (-13). Saga Volume 2
37 (R). Attack on Titan 1
38 (-4). V for Vendetta
39 (-18). The Complete Maus (hardcover)
40 (+4). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
41 (-31). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #22 (Kindle)
42 (R). The Hedge Knight
43 (+6). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
44 (-11). Arrow: Season 2.5 #1 (Kindle)
45 (+3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
46 (-5). Sex Criminals Volume 1
47 (-27). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
48 (R). The Infinity Gauntlet
49 (R). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
50 (-8). Attack on Titan 14 *


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 new Walking Dead hardcover is released, and it shambles right up to the top of the chart this week.
  • At some point this week Amazon finally corrected the price point on the Spider-Verse hardcover, but enough people must've gotten in on the bargain action before then to keep it in the #2 position.
  • The college book-buying season starts to wane this week, as evidenced by the drops of Persepolis, Maus, American Born Chinese, and others. They will no doubt rise again come January.
  • Only one new item this week, the latest Kindle issue of Injustice.
  • Anyone know why the sudden interest again in NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - September 5, 2014

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
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 (-). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
2 (N). Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Verse *
3 (-). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4 (R). xkcd: volume 0
5 (-3). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
6 (-2). The Complete Persepolis
7 (-2). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
8 (+4). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
9 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 21: All Out War, Part 2
10 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #22 (Kindle)
11 (-5). Star Wars: Jedi Academy vol. 2: Return of the Padawan
12 (-4). American Born Chinese
13 (+15). The Walking Dead Book 10 *
14 (+4). Saga Volume 1
15 (+2). Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
16 (-6). Seconds: A Graphic Novel
17 (+3). Saga Volume 3
18 (N). Fables Vol. 20: Camelot
19 (-3). Attack on Titan 13
20 (-9). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
21 (+5). The Complete Maus (hardcover)
22 (+2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
23 (+2). Saga Volume 2
24 (-2). The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances *
25 (-10). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
26 (+1). Goodnight Darth Vader
27 (-6). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
28 (+2). Watchmen
29 (N). The Walking Dead, vol. 22: A New Beginning *
30 (N). Forever Evil (New 52) *
31 (-2). Darth Vader and Son
32 (+2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
33 (N). Arrow: Season 2.5 #1 (Kindle)
34 (-11). V for Vendetta
35 (-4). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
36 (-4). Batman: Year One
37 (-18). Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Volume 1
38 (+7). Vader's Little Princess
39 (+4). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
40 (-31). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #21 (Kindle)
41 (-8). Sex Criminals Volume 1
42 (N). Attack on Titan 14 *
43 (-29). Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel
44 (R). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
45 (-10). Marvel Encyclopedia
46 (R). NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
47 (-34). Sword Art Online 2: Aincrad
48 (-10). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
49 (R). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
50 (-3). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)


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:

  • Persepolis remains on top once again. A few of the other 'University Effect' graphic novels have slipped a bit, but that's likely more due to the strength ofother items on the list than their own sales.
  • Debuting surprisingly strong this week is the hardcover collection of Marvel's upcoming Spider-Verse event/crossover, which isn't due for publication until April 2015. Other pre-order debuts this week include DC's Forever Evil collection and the latest volumes of The Walking Dead and Attack on Titan. The latest Fables collection also debuts.
  • Joining the latest Injustice Kindle issue this week is the debut issue of Arrow Season 2.5, tying in to the television show. It's very rare for a non-Injustice Kindle single issue to appear on this chart.
  • No doubt based on the publicity and notice for Randall Munroe's What If?, his xkcd collection returns to the chart at the #4 position. I've looked at preview pages for What If? and determined that, while it does have cartoon spot illustrations, I wouldn't classify it as a comic. And besides, it appears that Amazon isn't classifying it on their Comics & Graphic Novels category either. But if you're interested, it is currently #1 overall on Amazon's main Books category.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Digital Comics Picks of the Week for September 3, 2014

Lumberjanes #5
Here is my weekly Pinterest board of this week's recommended new digital comics:

Digital Comics Picks of the Week for September 3, 2014

Highlights include: Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Lumberjanes #5, Rocket Raccoon #3, Superior Foes of Spider-Man #15, and more!

Follow Dave's board Digital Comics Picks of the Week for September 3, 2014 on Pinterest.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - August 29, 2014

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
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 (-). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
2 (-). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
3 (+7). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4 (+2). The Complete Persepolis
5 (+9). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
6 (+1). Star Wars: Jedi Academy vol. 2: Return of the Padawan
7 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 21: All Out War, Part 2
8 (+4). American Born Chinese
9 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #21 (Kindle)
10 (+7). Seconds: A Graphic Novel
11 (+11). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
12 (-3). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
13 (N). Sword Art Online 2: Aincrad
14 (-11). Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel
15 (+4). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
16 (+32). Attack on Titan 13
17 (+7). Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
18 (+5). Saga Volume 1
19 (-8). Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Volume 1
20 (+1). Saga Volume 3
21 (-6). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
22 (-14). The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances *
23 (+3). V for Vendetta
24 (+16). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
25 (-). Saga Volume 2
26 (+15). The Complete Maus (hardcover)
27 (-9). Goodnight Darth Vader
28 (R). The Walking Dead Book 10 *
29 (-2). Darth Vader and Son
30 (-10). Watchmen
31 (+4). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
32 (-3). Batman: Year One
33 (+5). Sex Criminals Volume 1
34 (+3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
35 (-7). Marvel Encyclopedia
36 (R). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
37 (-7). Infinity Gauntlet
38 (+6). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
39 (+11). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 2
40 (+3). Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers
41 (-25). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #20 (Kindle)
42 (R). Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History
43 (-4). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
44 (+1). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
45 (-14). Vader's Little Princess
46 (-14). Monster Musume Vol. 4
47 (-1). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
48 (R). Attack on Titan 1
49 (R). The Complete Maus (paperback)
50 (-14). Big Damn Sin City


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:
  • Persepolis remains on top this week, taking the #1 and the #4 slots as back-to-school book buying ramps up even further. 
  • Aside from the obligatory new issue of Injustice, the only debut this week is the second volume of the manga adaptation of the light novel series Sword Art Online, which has also been made into a popular anime. Multimedia convergence FTW.