Friday, April 15, 2011

Amazon Top 50

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



1 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5: The Ugly Truth
2 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
3 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
4 (-3). 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
5 (+3). Fables Vol. 15: Rose Red
6 (-1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books
7 (N). Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus *
8 (+1). Big Nate Boredom Buster: Super Scribbles, Cool Comix, and Lots of Laughs
9 (N). 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
10 (+3). Big Nate: From the Top
11 (+8). The Boys Vol. 8: Highland Laddie *
12 (-6). The Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out *
13 (+3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
14 (N). Mister Wonderful: A Love Story
15 (-5). Dork Diaries 2 (Kindle edition)
16 (+2). Big Nate Out Loud *
17 (-3). Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl
18 (-11). Dork Diaries (Kindle edition)
19 (N). Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4 *
20 (+8). Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star *
21 (+3). Batman: Year One
22 (-10). Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset
23 (N). Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 4: 1986-1987
24 (+5). Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life
25 (R). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
26 (R). Irredeemable: Volume 1
27 (-4). 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (Kindle edition)
28 (-13). Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 6 HC
29 (-2). Watchmen
30 (R). Fables Vol. 14: Witches
31 (-10). Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
32 (-10). Walking Dead Volume 13
33 (+12). V for Vendetta
34 (-8). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
35 (-24). Superman: The Black Ring
36 (R). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
37 (+1). Batman: Hush
38 (N). X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus - Volume 1 *
39 (-22). The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 (Vol. 15)
40 (-20). Batman: The Killing Joke
41 (+1). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
42 (-8). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
43 (-8). iZombie Vol. 1: Dead to the World
44 (+6). Daytripper
45 (-20). The Unwritten Vol. 3: Dead Man's Knock
46 (R). Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days
47 (N). Black Butler, Vol. 5 *
48 (R). The Cloud Searchers (Amulet)
49 (R). Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
50 (R). Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat


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:

* And after one week away at #2, the Wimpy Kid moves back up into the #1 slot, as The Oatmeal collection falls to #4.

* Plenty of new books on the charts this week, including two in the top 10: The massive Simonson Thor Omnibus, and the baseball biography 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente.

* Also debuting: Mister Wonderful by Dan Clowes; the latest Maximum Ride volume; the latest Bloom County collection; another huge Marvel omnibus: X-Men by Claremont & Lee; and the latest Black Butler volume, which is the only manga on the chart this week.

* Dead Watch: All those new titles appear to have come at the expense of the Walking Dead, as there are only a surprisingly low three WD collections in the top fifty this week. A momentary blip?

* The #1 and #50 slots are #70 and #2,713 on the overall chart this week.

1 comment:

Nitz the Bloody said...

Usually I find these best-selling lists to indicate that the general audience has poor taste, but this is a surprisingly high-quality list! Fables, Simonson Thor, The Boys, Maus, Daytripper, iZombie...the list goes on.