Friday, January 22, 2010

Amazon Top 50

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

1 (N). Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 *
2 (+22). The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
3 (-2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
4 (-2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
5 (-2). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
6 (-1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
7 (-1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
8 (-4). Watchmen
9 (-2). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
10 (-). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
11 (-3). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
12 (-3). The Complete Persepolis
13 (-2). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
14 (+15). Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead *
15 (-3). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
16 (-3). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
17 (-1). Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel
18 (+2). Asterios Polyp
19 (-4). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
20 (N). Benny And Penny in The Big No-No
21 (+1). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
22 (-8). American Born Chinese
23 (+13). Stephen King's The Stand Vol. 2: American Nightmares
24 (-6). Stitches: A Memoir
25 (N). King of RPGs 1
26 (+5). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat *
27 (N). Thor, Vol. 3 *
28 (R). Batman: Battle for the Cowl
29 (+20). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
30 (-3). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
31 (+13). The Walking Dead Book 5
32 (N). The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics
33 (-14). V for Vendetta
34 (-11). The Arrival
35 (-9). Blankets
36 (-8). Batman: The Killing Joke
37 (-20). The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
38 (R). Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
39 (+4). Wolves at the Gate (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 3)
40 (-6). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
41 (-8). Batman: Year One
42 (N). Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover *
43 (-3). No Future For You (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 2)
44 (R). Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4)
45 (R). Wolverine: Old Man Logan
46 (-25). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
47 (R). Stephen King's The Stand Vol. 1: Captain Trips
48 (N). Little Mouse Gets Ready
49 (R). Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 3: World's Most Wanted, Book 2 *

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


* The big news of course is the Twilight graphic novel, which is #4 on the overall Amazon bestseller list and towers over anything else in the comics and graphic novel section. Expect to see it enthroned at the top of this list for a long time to come.

* Other debuts this week include the Toon Book Benny and Penny in The Big No-No, the first King of RPGs collection, the latest (and last) JMS Thor collection, The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, the latest Fables collection, and Jeff Smith's Little Mouse Gets Ready.

* The Walking Dead gets a huge boost, no doubt due to the announcement this week that it will be turned into a television series by AMC.

* Marvel do relatively well this week. Mostly due to Stephen King, but Thor, Wolverine, and Iron Man also make appearances.

* Yes, I know I didn't get around to the big 2009 wrap-up post last week. Soon...

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