Friday, March 09, 2012

Amazon Top 50

If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute
Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this morning. All the previous caveats apply.


1 (+1). If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You (Kindle)
2 (-1). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
3 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
4 (+3). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
5 (-1). Dork Diaries 3 (Kindle)
6 (-1). Big Nate and Friends (Kindle)
7 (-1). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
8 (+1). The Walking Dead Volume 15
9 (-1). Big Nate Out Loud (Kindle)
10 (+2). The Walking Dead, Book 1
11 (+5). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
12 (+8). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)
13 (-). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
14 (+21). Sailor Moon 4 *
15 (-). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
16 (+7). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 1
17 (+4). The Walking Dead, Book 2
18 (R). Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert
19 (-5). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-5)
20 (-9). Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 2 *
21 (-4). Dork Diaries 2 (Kindle)
22 (-3). The Walking Dead, Book 5
23 (N). Naruto, Vol. 55
24 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain
25 (+16). The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars
26 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become
27 (-5). The Walking Dead, Book 3
28 (+1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 14: No Way Out
29 (+20). The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
30 (+10). The Walking Dead, Vol. 13
31 (-17). The Walking Dead, Book 7
32 (-5). The Walking Dead, Book 6
33 (+1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 11: Fear the Hunters
34 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
35 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 12
36 (+7). Ninjago Graphic Novels #1: The Challenge of Samukai
37 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 7: The Calm Before
38 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire
39 (-). Batman: The Killing Joke
40 (-22). Watchmen
41 (-16). Batman: Year One
42 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer
43 (-12). V for Vendetta
44 (-7). The Walking Dead, Book 4
45 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life
46 (-14). Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 7
47 (R). The Complete Persepolis
48 (R). Sailor Moon 3
49 (-1). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
50 (N). Ninjago Graphic Novels #2: Mask of the Sensei


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 we have a new #1. The bargain-priced Kindle edition of Nick Galifianakis's If You Loved Me You'd Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You scoots up to the top of the chart in just its second week. It would appear that Kindle readers really like a 272 page book of cartoons for just $1.79. (It is also available as a free download for Amazon Prime members, which may or may not be factoring in to its position on this chart.)

* This ends Cabin Fever's thirty-four week reign at the top of the comics & graphic novels chart. If history is any guide, it should end up at #1 for 2012 when I compile the annual chart.

* I was pretty certain that Cabin Fever was going to be toppled this week, but I was surprised at which book did the toppling. For most of the past week, The Walking Dead Compendium was sitting in the top slot. Cabin Fever and Walking Dead are running very close to one another, #77 & #87 on the overall Amazon chart. If I had compiled the weekly rankings a few hours earlier or later, the top three could easily have been in a different order.

* Actually, the top of the chart was quite volatile this past week; at one point, the Dilbert 2.0 collection was sitting at #1, due to a temporary price reduction to $11.59 (from its list price of $85).

* Dead Watch: The other story this week is the continuing overall chart domination of The Walking Dead; Twenty-two slots on the top 50 chart are taken up by Walking Dead collections, including three of the top 10. This week Amazon customers show a preference for the paperback collections; and at a 44-46% discount, who can blame them?

* The top debut this week is the latest volume of Naruto midway down the chart, and the second Ninjago volume way down at the end.

1 comment:

David Crowell said...

I love a top comic list when there is some I have read and agree on. The ones I haven't read however now I can't wait to do so....Thanks