Friday, August 03, 2012

Amazon Top 50

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7: The Third Wheel
Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this evening. All the previous caveats apply.


1 (+3). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) *
2 (-). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
3 (-2). Batman: Earth One
4 (+1). Batman: The Killing Joke
5 (-2). Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1
6 (+1). Batman: Year One
7 (-1). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
8 (+18). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
9 (+3). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 2
10 (+4). Batman: The Long Halloween
11 (-). Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2: Knightquest
12 (+1). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
13 (+9). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2 *
14 (+1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World
15 (-6). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
16 (+14). Watchmen
17 (+16). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
18 (-10). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
19 (-1). Darth Vader and Son
20 (-4). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 1
21 (-11). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Kindle edition)
22 (-5). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
23 (-3). Batman: Year One Deluxe Edition
24 (+3). Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess
25 (+3). The Underwater Welder *
26 (+9). Superman: Earth One
27 (-4). Get Jiro!
28 (+14). The Complete Persepolis
29 (+12). Batman: Dark Victory
30 (+1). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
31 (+6). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)
32 (-11). Batman: Hush
33 (-8). Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks
34 (R). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
35 (-11). Batman: Earth One (Kindle)
36 (R). V for Vendetta
37 (N). 99 Reasons to Hate Cats (Kindle)
38 (R). American Born Chinese
39 (R). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
40 (+7). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, Part 3 *
41 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
42 (-8). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
43 (N). Superman - Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel *
44 (N). The Walking Dead, Book 8
45 (-5). Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52)
46 (-8). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
47 (R). Sailor Moon 6
48 (-16). The Walking Dead, Book 1
49 (N). X-Men: Days of Future Past
50 (R). The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale


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:
  • We have a new number one: the pre-order for the seventh Wimpy Kid book (it won't be published until November) leaps over a few Batman books to land at the top of the chart. It is at #75 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • Bat-Watch: Despite losing the top spot, Batman titles continue to dominate: fifteen on the chart, and six of the top ten slots, including slots #2-6.
  • The top debut this week is 99 Reasons to Hate Cats, an affordably-priced collection of panel cartoons for the Kindle; the first collection of Grant Morrison's New 52 Superman in Action Comics; a new Walking Dead hardcover; and X-Men: Days of Future Past (possibly due to rumors of it being the basis for the next X-Men movie)
  • Persepolis moves into the top ten. Watchmen and Maus make big moves up the chart. American Born Chinese, Fun Home, and Understanding Comics all return. It a sure sign that college classes will be starting up again soon...
  • Dead Watch: Just five Walking Dead collections on the chart this week, down one from last week.

1 comment:

Sir Jorge said...

wow, that's an interesting list