Friday, June 05, 2009

Amazon Top 50

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 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
3 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
4 (-). Watchmen
5 (-). Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4)
6 (+2). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 3: Century, No. 1: 1910
7 (-1). The Photographer: Into war-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
8 (+6). Final Crisis *
9 (-2). Star Trek: Countdown TPB
10 (-1). Mercy Thompson Homecoming *
11 (+6). Batman: The Killing Joke
12 (+9). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
13 (-3). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
14 (+10). Wolves at the Gate (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 3)
15 (-2). Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha #3: Return to the Clans *
16 (+10). No Future For You (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 2)
17 (-5). Stephen King's Dark Tower: Treachery
18 (-2). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
19 (-8). Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days
20 (N). The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972
21 (+9). Thor, Vol. 2 *
22 (-3). Bone: One Volume Edition
23 (-5). V for Vendetta
24 (N). Batman: Year One
25 (N). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5) *
26 (+22). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
27 (+2). Blueberry Girl
28 (N). Berserk Volume 29
29 (N). Star Wars: Vector Volume 2 - Chapters 3 & 4 *
30 (N). Trinity Vol. 1
31 (-). Angel: After the Fall, Vol. 3
32 (-9). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
33 (N). Wrapped-Up FoxTrot: A Treasury with the Final Daily Strips
34 (-1). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
35 (N). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
36 (N). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb *
37 (N). Nevermore *
38 (-18). Bleach, Vol. 27
39 (+1). The Complete Persepolis
40 (N). The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1 *
41 (N). American Born Chinese
42 (N). Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, Volume 4
43 (N). Buffy The Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 7 *
44 (N). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
45 (N). Escape from the Forest (Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha, No. 2)
46 (N). X-Force Vol. 2: Old Ghosts *
47 (N). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
48 (-20). The Joker
49 (N). Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 7
50 (N). Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 12


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.


Commentary:

* While the top of the list remains relatively stable, the bottom shows a lot of debuts this week.

* Kind of surprised to see pre-orders for Final Crisis moving up into the top 10. Also surprised to see Trinity showing up on the list. I suspect that these are just regular super-hero readers grabbing up Amazon-level discounts.

* Upward movement with Buffy titles, no doubt due to the 5th volume becoming pre-orderable.

* I'm always surprised when backlist titles such as Batman: Year One and American Born Chinese suddenly pop up on the list for no discernible reason.

* Looks as though The Photographer may have some legs after all. We'll see if it holds up over the next few weeks.

1 comment:

Trebro said...

Did the author of American born Chinese's other book get a big review somewhere, maybe? (Sorry, I can't remember his name.)