Friday, August 26, 2011

Amazon Top 50

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


1 (-). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) *
2 (-). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
3 (-). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
4 (+10). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
5 (R). Hark! A Vagrant *
6 (-2). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
7 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5: The Ugly Truth
8 (-3). Dork Diaries 3 (Kindle edition)
9 (-). Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star
10 (+19). Amulet #4: The Last Council *
11 (-5). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
12 (+4). V for Vendetta
13 (+6). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
14 (-2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
15 (+5). Sailor Moon 1 *
16 (-3). Watchmen
17 (-6). Batman: Year One
18 (-10). The Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out
19 (+7). Batman: The Killing Joke
20 (-10). The Complete Peanuts Boxed Set 1979-1982 (Vol. 15-16) *
21 (+10). Codename: Sailor V 1 *
22 (-4). We3 Deluxe Edition
23 (-2). The Walking Dead, Book 7 *
24 (+3). Dork Diaries 2 (Kindle edition)
25 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
26 (+2). Dork Diaries (Kindle edition)
27 (+3). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
28 (-4). Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl
29 (-14). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume III: Century #2 1969
30 (-13). 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth
31 (-6). Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset
32 (+6). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 8: Last Gleaming
33 (+7). Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 *
34 (N). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1 *
35 (R). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
36 (N). Dork Diaries 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary *
37 (-). Big Nate: From the Top
38 (R). Big Nate Out Loud (Kindle)
39 (-). The Complete Peanuts 1981-1982 (Vol. 16) *
40 (R). Big Nate Out Loud
41 (R). Locke & Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft HC
42 (N). Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Three
43 (-10). Batman: The Long Halloween
44 (-22). The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
45 (N). Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition)
46 (R). Palestine
47 (R). Castle: Richard Castle's Deadly Storm *
48 (-16). Batman: Hush
49 (-8). Garfield Lard of the Jungle: His 52nd Book *
50 (N). Big Nate Boredom Buster



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:

* Two upcoming releases show strong interest this week: Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant collection leaps from down off the charts all the way to #5, and the latest in Kazuo Kabishi's Amulet series hops up to the #10 spot.

* It's slightly cheaper to buy the two volumes of Maus separately in paperback than to buy the one-volume edition in hardcover, but only slightly so. Me, I'd rather have it all in one nice hardcover for just a couple of bucks more, but then I'm not a broke college student trying to stretch my book-buying dollar as far as possible.

* The upcoming new Sailor Moon editions are showing remarkable staying power for manga, moreso than any other manga in recent memory on this chart (including Naruto and One Piece).

* All of the debuts this week are in the lower part of the chart, led by a sizable collection of classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a Dork Diaries spin-off, and deluxe editions of Fables and Y, the Last Man.









2 comments:

Suit said...

I've heard many good things about Maus but haven't read anything yet. Should I move it to the top of my list?

Dave Carter said...

Yes, definitely read Maus. I'm not one who's much for cannons, but if I were to create a must-read list for comics, Maus would be near the top.