Sunday, December 04, 2016

Christmas Covers - December 4



The forest animals gather to tell Christmas Stories on the cover of Four Color #959 (1958) by Walt Scott.

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 21 more 'get-ups' until Santa!




(2014: Bob's Burgers #6)
(2014: Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1)
(2013: Avengers Annual 2013)
(2012: The Simpsons #172)
(2011: Top Cow Holiday Special)
(2010: Looney Tunes #73)
(2009: Norsk MAD vol. 38 #12)
(2008: Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2)
(2007: Popular Comics #12)
(2006: Yogi Bear #11)
(2005: The Batman and Robin Adventures #3)
(2004: Dell Four Color #1154

(Also see: The 2016 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Christmas Covers - December 3


Are you ready to rock this Christmas?! Sleigher is, on the cover of Sleigher: The Heavy Metal Santa Claus, vol. 1 (2016) by Axur Eneas.

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 22 more 'get-ups' until Santa!
(2013: Funny Stuff Stocking Stuffer #1)
(2012: Green Lantern #36)
(2011: Judge Dredd #6)
(2010: Dennis the Menace Pocketful of Fun #42)
(2009: Marvel Age #85)
(2008: Looney Tunes #97)
(2007: Marvel Holiday Special 1994)
(2006: Tom-Tom and Itchi the Monk #2)
(2005: Marge's Little Lulu #18)
(2004: Superman #369)  


(Also see: The 2016 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar

Friday, December 02, 2016

Christmas Covers - December 2

Scooby-Doo #43



Scooby and the gang face a Nutcracker Nightmare on the cover of Scooby-Doo #43 (2001).


For each day of December until Christmas we're featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover!


Just 23 more 'get-ups' until Santa!




(2015: Casper's Ghostland #13)
(2014: Richie Rich #42)
(2013: Walter Lantz Woody Woodpecker #34)
(2012: Betty and Veronica #204)
(2011: Sonic X #15)
(2010: Quantum Leap #3)
(2009: Casper Giant-Size #2)
(2008: Sabrina's Holiday Spectacular #2)
(2007: Sabrina, The Teen-Age Witch #77)
(2006: Dennis the Menace Bonus Magazine Series #111)
(2005: Limited Collectors' Edition #C-43)
(2004: Walt Disney's Christmas Parade #9)

Amazon Top 50 - December 2, 2016

Dilbert 2017 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.


1 (+5). Dilbert 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
2 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium One
3 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
4 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
5 (-). March Trilogy Slipcase
6 (+4). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
7 (+1). Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
8 (+11). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
9 (R). The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
10 (-1). Marvel Encyclopedia
11 (N). Love is Love *
12 (+10). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
13 (-2). DC Comics Encyclopedia, All-New Edition
14 (+16). The Argyle Sweater 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
15 (-8). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms
16 (+7). Darth Vader and Son
17 (-). I Am Pusheen the Cat
18 (-4). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
19 (+15). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
20 (+13). Maxine: A 2017 Year-In-A-Box Calendar
21 (-9). Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
22 (R). The Complete Far Side
23 (+8). Goodnight Darth Vader
24 (+5). Me Without You
25 (R). Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection
26 (+21). Vader's Little Princess
27 (-14). The Walking Dead Book 13
28 (-12). March Book One
29 (+11). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
30 (-2). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
31 (+1). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
32 (N). Peanuts 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
33 (+3). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
34 (-13). DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths
35 (N). The Little World of Liz Climo 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
36 (-18). March Book Three
37 (+2). The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
38 (+6). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1 (Kindle)
39 (+7). Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
40 (-13). The Walking Dead Volume 25: No Turning Back
41 (+7). Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts: An Awkward Yeti Collection
42 (-7). DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis
43 (N). Non Sequitur 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
44 (-20). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
45 (N). Pearls Before Swine 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
46 (R). Calvin and Hobbes
47 (-10) March Book Two
48 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3: The Phantom Bully
49 (R). Carry This Book
50 (-24). Saga Volume 6



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:

  • One of the signs that we have entered the holiday shopping season is the prominence of comic strip day-to-day calendars on the Amazon chart, and this year is no different. Led by the Dilbert day-to-day calendar in the #1 position, this week also sees calendars from The Argyle Sweater, The New Yorker, Maxine, Peanuts, The Little World of Liz Climo, Non Sequitur, and Pearls Before Swine.
  • The other major sign of the holiday season is the re-appearance of Calvin & Hobbes collections, as this week sees three on the chart in addition to the Complete slipcase set.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Christmas Covers - December 1



It's time once again for our annual Christmas Covers event: twenty-five more comic covers with a holiday theme! It's our twelfth year of bringing you seasons greetings through the joy of comic books!

We kick off the 2016 holiday season with Mickey Mouse joining Donald Duck and his nephews in bringing in the Christmas Tree, on the cover of Walt Disney's Christmas Parade #6 (1954) by Paul Murry & Don MacLaughlin.

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

Just 24 more 'get-ups' until Santa!
(2015: Batman #33)
 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Amazon Top 50 - November 25, 2016

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 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). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 (Kindle)
2 (+4). The Walking Dead Compendium One
3 (+2). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
4 (+3). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
5 (-4). March Trilogy Slipcase
6 (+2). Dilbert 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
7 (+4). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms
8 (+34). Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
9 (+7). Marvel Encyclopedia
10 (+7). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
11 (+7). DC Comics Encyclopedia, All-New Edition
12 (+16). Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
13 (+13). The Walking Dead Book 13
14 (-5). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
15 (+23). One-Punch Man, Vol. 9
16 (-14). March Book One
17 (-2). I Am Pusheen the Cat
18 (-15). March Book Three
19 (+13). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
20 (N). The Complete Peanuts: 1999-2000 and Comics & Stories Gift Box Set (Vol. 25 & 26)
21 (N). DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths
22 (+9). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
23 (+1). Darth Vader and Son
24 (-11). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
25 (N). Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man (Kindle)
26 (+11). Saga Volume 6
27 (-6). The Walking Dead Volume 25: No Turning Back
28 (-1). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
29 (-15). Me Without You
30 (+11. The Argyle Sweater 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
31 (-5). Goodnight Darth Vader
32 (+7). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
33 (+11). Maxine: A 2017 Year-In-A-Box Calendar
34 (-15). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
35 (R). DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis
36 (-7). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
37 (-33) March Book Two
38 (-15). Doctor Strange: Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1 (Kindle)
39 (-5). The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
40 (+7). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
41 (N). Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1: Isn't It Romantic (Kindle)
42 (-12). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
43 (R). The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us
44 (-24). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1 (Kindle)
45 (R). Doctor Strange Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird (Kindle)
46 (R). Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
47 (-4). Vader's Little Princess
48 (R). Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts: An Awkward Yeti Collection
49 (-1). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2: Return of the Palawan
50 (R). One-Punch Man, Vol. 1



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:
  • Another week, another Kindle sales pushing a Marvel collection to the top of the chart. This week it is Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze's Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet. Other sale-priced kindle edition Marvel collections also make the chart this week, including Vision, Spider-Man/Deadpool, and a couple of Doctor Strange collections.
  • Only two other new items on the chart this week: the final Complete Peanuts box set, and a new DC Super Hero Girls OGN.
  • Today kicks off the holiday shopping season, so look forward to a shift in the chart over the next few weeks to reflect that (hello more Calvin & Hobbes!)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Amazon Top 50 - November 18 2016

March Trilogy Slipcase
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 (R). March Trilogy Slipcase
2 (+33). March Book One
3 (R). March Book Three
4 R March Book Two
5 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
6 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium One
7 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
8 (+2). Dilbert 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
9 (-7). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
10 (N). Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Vol. 1 (Kindle)
11 (-3). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms
12 (R). March Book One (Kindle)
13 (+4). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
14 (-3). Me Without You
15 (+10). I Am Pusheen the Cat
16 (-). Marvel Encyclopedia
17 (+9). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
18 (+16). DC Comics Encyclopedia, All-New Edition
19 (N). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
20 (-5). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1 (Kindle)
21 (-2). The Walking Dead Volume 25: No Turning Back
22 (+21). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
23 (-9). Doctor Strange: Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1 (Kindle)
24 (-11). Darth Vader and Son
25 (+2). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
26 (-14). The Walking Dead Book 13
27 (+12). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
28 (+5). Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
29 (+21). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
30 (R). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
31 (+15). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
32 (-11). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
33 (+7). Carry This Book
34 (+7). The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
35 (+3). Lick-It Man (Kindle)
36 (-). Goodnight Darth Vader
37 (-8). Saga Volume 6
38 (-10). One-Punch Man, Vol. 9
39 (+10). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
40 (N). One-Punch Man, Vol. 10 (Kindle)
41 (N). The Argyle Sweater 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
42 (R). Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
43 (R). Vader's Little Princess
44 (N). Maxine: A 2017 Year-In-A-Box Calendar
45 (-13). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
46 (-15). American Born Chinese
47 (R). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
48 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2: Return of the Padawan
49 (R). The Complete Persepolis
50 (-27). 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:

  • With its National Book Award win, March vaults up to the top of the chart this week, taking the top four slots (and the Kindle edition of Book One coming in at #12).
  • The top debut this week is the sale-priced Kindle edition of Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman. Also debuting this week is the Kindle edition of One Punch Man vol. 10 (the print edition of which is not due out until January, so this appears to be an early release).
  • Day-to-Day calendars are in demand again for 2017, with The New Yorker, The Argyle Sweater and Maxine joining Dilbert on the chart this week.
  • Amazon released their Top 20 Graphic Novels list this past week; it appears to maybe have had affected sales on a couple of titles perhaps (Black Panther & Monstress).

Friday, November 11, 2016

Amazon Top 50 - November 11 2016

X-Men: Days of Future Past
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 (R). X-Men: Days of Future Past (Kindle)
2 (+11). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
3 (N). The Empire of a Thousand Planets (Valerian)
4 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
5 (N). The City of Shifting Waters (Valerian)
6 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium One
7 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
8 (-1). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms
9 (N). The City of Shifting Waters (Valerian) (Kindle)
10 (+2). Dilbert 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar
11 (+5). Me Without You
12 (-2). The Walking Dead Book 13
13 (+21). Darth Vader and Son
14 (-8). Doctor Strange: Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1 (Kindle)
15 (+3). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1 (Kindle)
16 (+9). Marvel Encyclopedia
17 (-2). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
18 (N). The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 1: Ocarina of Time Parts 1 & 2
19 (+9). The Walking Dead Volume 25: No Turning Back
20 (N). The Empire of a Thousand Planets (Valerian) (Kindle)
21 (+1). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
22 (N). The Land Without Stars (Valerian)
23 (R). V for Vendetta
24 (+25). Doctor Strange Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird
25 (-8). I Am Pusheen the Cat
26 (-). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
27 (-3). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
28 (-20). One-Punch Man, Vol. 9
29 (-10). Saga Volume 6
30 (N). Moebius Library: The World of Edena
31 (R). American Born Chinese
32 (-11). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
33 (R). Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
34 (R). DC Comics Encyclopedia, All-New Edition
35 (+4). March Book One
36 (+1). Goodnight Darth Vader
37 (-2). Because I'm a Maid, Episode 1 (Kindle)
38 (-18). Lick-It Man (Kindle)
39 (+5). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
40 (-29). Carry This Book
41 (-9). The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
42 (R). The Compelte Far Side (paperback)
43 (-12). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
44 (-30). My Hero Academia, Vol. 6
45 (+1). Watchmen
46 (-4). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
47 (N). Simon's Cat vs. the World (Kindle)
48 (N). Heart and Brain 2017 Wall Calendar
49 (-20). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
50 (-9). Star Wars: Jedi Academy


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:

  • Another week, another Marvel Kindle sale: Yesterday it was X-Men: Days of Future Past, vaulting it to the top of the chart this morning. For five of the last six week Marvel has claimed the top spot with a different sale-priced Kindle collection.
  • Yesterday also saw the release of the trailer for the new Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which then saw several Valerian graphic albums leaping up onto the comics chart (three of the print volumes and two of the Kindle editions). 
  • Other debuts this week include: The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Simon's Cat vs. the World, and the Heart and Brain 2017 Wall Calendar.