Friday, September 13, 2013

Amazon Top 50

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants
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). Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants *
2 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #35 (Kindle)
3 (+11). The Walking Dead, Book 9 *
4 (+5). Hyperbole and a Half *
5 (-2). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
6 (+20). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19 *
7 (+6). Saga Volume 1
8 (+9). Vader's Little Princess
9 (-4). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
10 (+14). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
11 (-9). Injustice: Gods Among Us #34 (Kindle)
12 (+11). Darth Vader and Son
13 (-3). Saga Volume 2
14 (+14). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
15 (-9). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
16 (+2). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
17 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
18 (+3). Watchmen
19 (+15). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
20 (-12). The Complete Persepolis
21 (-2). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 3 *
22 (-15). March Book One
23 (+7). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
24 (-13). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
25 (-3). American Born Chinese
26 (+3). V for Vendetta
27 (-). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 2
28 (+3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
29 (-9). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
30 (-18). Injustice: Gods Among Us #33 (Kindle)
31 (+4). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
32 (+4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
33 (N). The Walking Dead #114 (Kindle)
34 (+12). Batman: The Long Halloween
35 (+4). Batman: Year One
36 (N). Age of Ultron *
37 (+6). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1
38 (+6). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52) *
39 (-2). Sailor Moon Short Stories 1
40 (N). Attack on Titan 1
41 (R). My Dog: The Paradox
42 (-38). I Am Pusheen the Cat *
43 (+6). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
44 (R). The Walking Dead, Book 1
45 (+2). RASL *
46 (R). Hawkeye: Little Hits, Vol. 2
47 (+3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
48 (R). Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
49 (-9). The Complete Maus
50 (-8). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)

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

  • Debuting at the top of the chart this week is the pre-order for Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, the latest collection of strips from Matthew Inman's online comic The Oatmeal. It is currently #46 on the cover Amazon books bets sellers chart. (Heidi MacDonald covered this more in depth yesterday on The Beat...) 
  • Diary Watch: The saga of the missing Dork Diaries & Diary of a Wimpy Kid books continues. Well, it's not much of a saga; Amazon just decided last week to re-categorize them as not comics. Looks like this is the new reality.
  • Dead Watch: With the absence of the Diary books, the gradual decline of University Effect books now that the start-of-the-school-year book buying is waning, and the debut of the new season just a month away, we start to see a resurgence in The Walking Dead. Eight items make the chart this week, including pre-orders for two upcoming collections in the top ten, and the Kindle digital edition of the new issue (#114), which is the first time that a run-of-the-mill regular-priced comic issue of The Walking Dead has charted.
  • The first volume of Hajame Isayama's Attack on Titan makes its first appearance on the chart. The series is currently on volume 6, so that fact that it is the first volume charting would indicate that interest in this manga property is growing. (Earlier in the year volume 5 made a brief appearance on the chart.)
  • Also debuting this week are the latest issues of Injustice, and the pre-order for the hardcover collection of Marvel's Age of Ultron crossover event.
  • Long-time indie comics darling Jeffrey Brown has all three of his Star Wars-related books in the top twelve. Publishers take note: Allowing talented creators to go off-model and all-ages with your established properties can be highly successful...!
  • Kindle Watch: Only five of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, down two from last week.

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