Friday, November 20, 2009

Amazon Top 50

Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this morning. All the previous caveats apply.


1 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
2 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
3 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
4 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
5 (-2). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
6 (+1). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
7 (+3). Dilbert: 2010 Day-to-Day Calendar
8 (+3). Watchmen
9 (-3). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
10 (-2). Warriors: Ravenpaw's Path #1: Shattered Peace *
11 (+11). Green Lantern: Agent Orange
12 (-). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
13 (+3). Stitches: A Memoir
14 (-1). Bloom County Complete Library Volume 1
15 (-). The Complete Peanuts 1971-1974 Box Set
16 (N). Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation
17 (-3). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
18 (-9). Tumor Chapter 1 (kindle)
19 (-1). Simon's Cat
20 (+6). Marvel Encyclopedia
21 (+6). The Arrival
22 (-2). V for Vendetta
23 (+9). Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
24 (+19). 14 Years of Loyal Service in a Fabric-Covered Box: A Dilbert Book
25 (-). Batman: The Killing Joke
26 (-5). Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid
27 (-4). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
28 (-11). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
29 (-). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
30 (R). The Best American Comics 2009
31 (N). Dilbert: 2010 Wall Calendar
32 (R). The Complete Far Side 1980-1994
33 (N). Absolute Justice
34 (R). Asterios Polyp
35 (R). Batman: Year One
36 (R). The Complete Persepolis
37 (N). Escape from Dullsville *
38 (N). Bone Volume 2: The Great Cow Race
39 (N). Dark Tower: Treachery
40 (-16). Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
41 (+9). Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville
42 (R). Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection
43 (N). Garfield Will Eat for Food: His 48th Book
44 (R). Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
45 (R). The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics
46 (R). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
47 (R). Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2
48 (R). Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4) *
49 (R). Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha #3: Return to the Clans
50 (R). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier

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 Four Wimpy Kid volumes are back together on top of the list. Expect to see them entrenched there for a while, unless the new printing of Crumb's Genesis gives it another spike.

* I suspect that the recent interest in strip collections is due to the upcoming holiday gift giving season.

* The highest debut belongs to Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation, a comic I didn't even know existed until I saw it on the chart. Score another win for the secret comic book economy.

* The bottom part of the chart is almost completely different from last week; eighteen of the last twenty items are either new or returning after an absence.

* I'm pleased to see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier sneak back on to the list; no doubt due to increased interest caused by the recent censorship controversy.

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

Wow. These lists are amazingly detailed and it must take hours. Good work. Berkeley Breathed is in the news a lot lately and he talks about how frustrating it is that he can't get a hold of him. Maybe that's why Calvin and Hobbes is getting attention again?

yuya indou said...

wow..
i think i like batman...