Friday, August 06, 2010

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 5: The Ugly Truth *
2 (-). Scott Pilgrim Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour
3 (-). Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
4 (+1). Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim Versus The World
5 (-1). Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 3: Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness
6 (+4). Walking Dead Volume 12
7 (+19). Kick-Ass
8 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
9 (-3). Blackest Night
10 (+1). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
11 (+3). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
12 (-5). Troublemaker Book 1: Alex Barnaby Series 3
13 (-4). Green Lantern: Blackest Night
14 (+20). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
15 (+2). The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future *
16 (+16). Siege
18 (-3). Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
19 (-1). The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 40
20 (+11). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
21 (+6). Watchmen
22 (+3). Batman: Year One
23 (+12). American Born Chinese
24 (+5). Warriors: Ravenpaw's Path #3: The Heart of a Warrior
25 (-9). Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1
26 (-6). Odd Is on Our Side *
27 (R). Dark Tower: The Battle of Jericho Hill *
28 (+21). Absolute Planetary Book Two
29 (-10). Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2
30 (-17). Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns
31 (R). Absolute Planetary Book One
32 (-9). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
33 (-21). Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps
34 (N). Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows
35 (+9). The Walking Dead, Book 1
36 (R). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
37 (+6). The Walking Dead, Book 2
38 (N). Return to Labyrinth Volume 4
39 (-1). Batman: The Killing Joke
40 (R). Star Wars: Legacy Volume 9 - Monster
41 (+4). The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
42 (R). Batman: Hush
43 (-6). Batwoman: Elegy
44 (-16). The Walking Dead Book 5
45 (R). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
46 (-25). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
47 (R). Batman: The Long Halloween
48 (R). The Walking Dead, Book 3
49 (-9). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
50 (R). The Walking Dead, Book 4


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 upcoming Diary of a Wimpy Kid volume maintains the #1 spot, and slips a bit to #19 on the overall bestseller chart. Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour stays at #2 and slips to #37 on the overall chart.

* The release of the Kick-Ass movie onto DVD & Blu-Ray prompts the graphic novel to hop back up into the top ten.

* The rise of books like Maus, Persepolis, Understanding Comics, Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns serves as a signal that the start of the college fall semester is soon upon us. American Born Chinese hops up as well, which makes me wonder if it is starting to show up on syllabi?

* The Walking Dead and Blackest Night continue to be spread across the chart. Together they take up fourteen slots, or just over 25% of the chart.

1 comment:

Max said...

Hmmph...I'm disappointed that Mouse Guard didn't make the list.

Maus, Watchmen, Perseopolis...it shouldn't be a shock that they are on the Top 50 list. Those are now considered classics among comics and graphic novels.