Friday, November 02, 2012

Amazon Top 50

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

1 (-). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) *
2 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
3 (+13). The Third Wheel (Kindle) *
4 (-2). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
5 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
6 (N). Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity
7 (-3). Building Stories
8 (N). Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 (Kindle)
9 (-3). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
10 (-3). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
11 (-2). Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All
12 (-4). The Walking Dead, Book 8
13 (-2). Darth Vader and Son
14 (-4). The Walking Dead, vol. 1 (Kindle)
15 (+19). Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 *
16 (+3). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)
17 (N). Sailor Moon 8
18 (-3). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
19 (-1). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
20 (N). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6) (Kindle)
21 (-7). Big Nate Makes the Grade (Kindle)
22 (-9). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear *
23 (+1). The Walking Dead, Book 1
24 (+12). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books
25 (-3). Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess
26 (R). Saga Volume 1
27 (+2). The Walking Dead, Book 2
28 (-5). A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
29 (N). The Great Showdowns
30 (+13). The Walking Dead, Book 3
31 (-5). Amulet #5: Prince of the Elves
32 (-5). The Walking Dead, vol. 2 (Kindle)
33 (-12). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
34 (-3). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
35 (+9). Dilbert 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar
36 (-1). The Walking Dead, vol. 3 (Kindle)
37 (+3). Batman: The Killing Joke
38 (N). Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe *
39 (-11). The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World
40 (+8). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
41 (-11). Watchmen
42 (N). The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3) (Kindle)
43 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia
44 (-11). The Walking Dead, vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
45 (-33). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, Part 3
46 (-7). Big Nate Makes the Grade
47 (-). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
48 (N). Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover Volume 2: Vs. The World
49 (R). Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
50 (R). The Walking Dead, vol. 4 (Kindle)

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

  • No surprise that the seventh Wimpy Kid stays at the top of the comics chart this week; it's also the #1 book overall on Amazon. Which means it rules over all, even the second Walking Dead Compendium at #30 overall.
  • The big news this week is the availability of The Wimpy Kid on digital platforms, including Kindle. Which means that WK takes up even more slots on the comics chart this week than usual. There are eleven Kindle editions on the chart this week, led by WK and Walking Dead, currently the two biggest comics franchises.
  • There still room for new print editions on the chart though, led by a top ten debut by a MAD Magazine 60-year retrospective. Other debuts include Sailor Moon 8, The Great Showdowns, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, and the second Scott Pilgrim color hardcover.
  • Scott Campbell's The Great Showdowns was another of those that I was unclear on whether to consider it a comic or not. I ultimately decided to include it on the chart, though I can easily see where you might not...
  • Dead Watch: Twelve WD collections on the chart this week, down three form last week, largely due to the new Wimpy Kid Kindle editions pushing some of the lower selling WD collections off the bottom of the chart.
  • Saga, which was missing from the chart last week due to Amazon pulling it from sale, is now available again and dutifully hops right back up onto the chart.

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