Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this afternoon. All the previous caveats apply.
1 (-). Watchmen
2 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
3 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
4 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
5 (-). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
6 (+1). V for Vendetta
7 (-1). Watchmen (Absolute Edition)
8 (+1). Batman: The Killing Joke
9 (+3). Blueberry Girl
10 (+10). Fruits Basket, Vol. 22
11 (N). Batman: Year One
12 (N). Angel: After the Fall, Vol. 3 *
13 (-3). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
14 (-3). The Joker
15 (-). Batman: R.I.P.
16 (+1). Star Trek: Countdown TPB *
17 (-9). Watchmen (hardcover)
18 (+9). Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4) *
19 (-6). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
20 (+3). Wolves at the Gate (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 3)
21 (+3). The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 *
22 (-6). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
23 (+3). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
24 (-10). From Hell
25 (+19). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
26 (N). No Future For You (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 2)
27 (-8). All Star Superman, Vol. 2
28 (+8). Batman: The Long Halloween
29 (-11). Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days
30 (N). Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
31 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain
32 (-1). Scott Pilgrim Volume 5: Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe
33 (N). Spike: After The Fall HC
34 (-12). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
35 (N). The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack *
36 (+10). Eerie Archives Volume 1
37 (N). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 1)
38 (-8). Jack of Fables Vol. 5: Turning Pages
39 (-7). The Arrival
40 (+5). The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 2
41 (N). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
42 (N). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
43 (N). The Complete Persepolis
44 (-16). The Vast Spread of the Seas (The Twelve Kingdoms)
45 (-11). Serenity, Vol. 1: Those Left Behind
46 (N). Bone: One Volume Edition
47 (N). Unmanned (Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1)
48 (N). The Hidden Temple (Star Wars: Legacy, Vol. 5)
49 (+1). The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House
50 (-29). Watching the Watchmen: The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel
Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
* Watchmen finally starts to show slight signs of weakness; while it remains #1 on the comics charts, it slips a bit to #6 on the overall book chart. The hardcover falls nine places, and quite surprisingly Dave Gibbons' Watching the Watchmen falls 29 slots to anchor the bottom of the list at #50. We also see drops in other Alan Moore items like LXG & From Hell, although V for Vendetta is doing fine.
* A surprisingly high resurgence for Batman: Year One, which comes in at #11 after being absent form the chart previously. I wonder if this is where the Watchmen Halo is moving to?
* A strong showing this week for the Buffyverse: the third Angel After the Fall hardcover debuts way up at #12 as a pre-order; the Spike: After the Fall hardcover debuts at #33, and all the Buffy volumes show growth. On the other hand, the two volumes of Serenity both have steep drop-offs.
* In manga-watch: Fruits Basket moves up to the #10 slot as it moves from pre-order to shipping; the only other manga on the chart is The Vast Spread of the Seas, with Naruto being conspiculously absent.