Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this afternoon. All the previous caveats apply.
1 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
2 (-). Watchmen
3 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
4 (-1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
5 (+7). Watchmen (hardcover)
6 (+36). Scott Pilgrim Volume 5: Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe *
7 (-1). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
8 (-3). Barack Obama Amazing Spider-Man #583 Flag Cover Variant Third Printing
9 (-2). Batman: The Killing Joke
10 (-). The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain
11 (+37). Batman: R.I.P. *
12 (-3). The Joker
13 (+10). V for Vendetta
14 (-). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
15 (-). Crown Of Horns (Bone)
16 (+27). The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle
17 (N). The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA
18 (-1). Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days
19 (-8). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
20 (+4). Secret Invasion
21 (+13). Naruto, Volume 37
22 (+9). Naruto, Volume 36
23 (+5). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
24 (-2). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
25 (+4). Naruto, Volume 35
26 (N). Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
27 (-8). Wolves at the Gate (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 3)
28 (N). Naruto, Volume 34
29 (-13). The Complete Persepolis
30 (-4). Batman: Year One
31 (N). The Hidden Temple (Star Wars: Legacy, Vol. 5) *
32 (-11). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
33 (N). All Star Superman, Vol. 2 *
34 (+15). No Future For You (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 2)
35 (+4). The Arrival
36 (-16). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
37 (N). Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 3: Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (v. 3)
38 (-30). Amazing Spider-Man #583 2nd Printing Yellow Cover Obama Variant
39 (N). Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim Versus The World (v. 2)
40 (-10). The Marvel Encyclopedia
41 (N). Serenity, Vol. 1: Those Left Behind
42 (-6). Coraline Graphic Novel
43 (-16). Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
44 (N). New Avengers, Vol. 9 (Secret Invasion, Book 2)
45 (-7). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 1)
46 (N). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
47 (-1). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
48 (N). Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert
49 (-2). Watchmen (Absolute Edition)
50 (N). From Hell
Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
* Huge upward movement on Scott Pilgrim, with the latest (still in pre-order) rocketing up thirty-six places, and vols 1-3 also showing up in the rankings.
* Batman RIP, also as a pre-order, shoots up the charts as well. Not exactly sure why the sudden movement, although it fits in with the general Bat-mania on the Amazon charts.
* Naruto volumes come out of pre-order and jump up too. It appears that Viz released four volumes simultaneously to the bookstore market (which I don't think they did via Diamond).
* The shine seems to be wearing off for the Spider-Obama comics in the third-party market. With five printings now available, it must be the case that everyone who wants a copy probably has one. How long until they're selling for $1 on eBay?
* The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA debuts surprisingly high on the list; perhaps the result of writer Mark Schultz appearing on NPR's Science Friday last week?