Friday, May 10, 2013

Amazon Top 50

Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.

1 (N). Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened *
2 (-1). Vader's Little Princess
3 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #17 (Kindle)
4 (R). My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend
5 (+1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
6 (-4). Darth Vader and Son
7 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
8 (N). When Do They Serve the Wine?: The Folly, Flexibility, and Fun of Being a Woman (Kindle)
9 (-4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
10 (-2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 (Kindle) *
11 (-8). Injustice: Gods Among Us #16 (Kindle)
12 (-5). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
13 (N). Big Nate: Genius Mode (Kindle)
14 (-1). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
15 (-5). Saga Volume 1
16 (+6). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) (Kindle)
17 (-1). Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 (Kindle)
18 (-3). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
19 (N). Naruto, Vol. 61: Uchiha Brothers United Front
20 (+1). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
21 (-10). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1
22 (-8). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
23 (-6). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
24 (-6). Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
25 (+13). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
26 (R). Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
27 (-). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5) (Kindle)
28 (-3). Big Nate: Genius Mode
29 (+8). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 *
30 (+3). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) (Kindle)
31 (-22). Injustice: Gods Among Us #15 (Kindle)
32 (-12). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
33 (+11). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5)
34 (-15). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After *
35 (+1). Superman: Red Son
36 (-1). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
37 (-5). Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2) (Kindle)
38 (+2). Watchmen
39 (-10). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
40 (-10). Injustice: Gods Among Us #2 (Kindle)
41 (-18). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
42 (R). Big Nate Makes the Grade (Kindle)
43 (R). Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1-Force Storm (Kindle)
44 (R). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
45 (N). Iron Man: Extremis
46 (N). World of Warcraft: Dark Riders
47 (-13). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
48 (-22). Injustice: Gods Among Us #14 (Kindle)
49 (-25). Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker *
50 (-11). Injustice: Gods Among Us #3 (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

  • It's always exciting when a new title debuts at the top of the chart. The pre-order for the collection of Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half is at #51 on the overall Amazon chart, which is good enough to land it at #1 on the comics chart. This is one of those things that many people would not consider to be a comic; if you are one of those people, just pretend that Vader's Little Princess is enjoying its third straight week at #1.
  • Also debuting in the top ten this week are the latest issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us; and the low-priced Kindle edition of When Do They Serve the Wine?, a collection of cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly. Had this snapshot been taken earlier in the week, When Do They Serve the Wine? would have been in the #1 position.
  • In addition to the three titles that debut in the top ten, four more titles debut on the chart this week: the Kindle edition of Big Nate: Genius Mode (#13); the latest Naruto volume (#19); Iron Man: Extremis (#45); and World of Warcraft: Dark Riders (#46). The appearance of the Iron Man collection is no doubt due to its being part of the basis of the smash blockbuster Iron Man 3 movie. Granted it's way down at #45 and not in the top ten, but in Marvel terms that it is on the chart at all is something of a small victory.
  • My Dog: The Paradox, by The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman, continues it's yo-yo journey on the chart. It is finally released this week and bounces back up to the #4 position.
  • Dead Watch: Only four Walking Dead collections on the chart this week, down one from last week.
  • Diary Watch: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries franchises between them take up thirteen of the slots on the chart this week, up two from last week.
  • Kindle Watch: Nineteen of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, down four from last week

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