Friday, February 07, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - February 7, 2014

Hyperbole and a Half
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 (-). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
2 (N). Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega *
3 (+5). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
4 (-1). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
5 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
6 (-2). Saga Volume 3 *
7 (+12). Saga Volume 1
8 (+6). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
9 (+14). Vader's Little Princess
10 (+6). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War *
11 (-4). Injustice Year Two #2 (Kindle)
12 (+8). Darth Vader and Son
13 (-3). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
14 (+8). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
15 (+11). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
16 (N). Preacher Book One
17 (-11). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
18 (+9). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
19 (+11). Attack on Titan 1
20 (+19). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
21 (-). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
22 (-4). Attack on Titan 11
23 (+10). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
24 (-15). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
25 (-1). Saga Volume 2
26 (+6). Stephen King's N. (Kindle)
27 (-14). Watchmen
28 (R). Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
29 (+9). V for Vendetta
30 (-5). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
31 (N). Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Search *
32 (R). Attack on Titan 2
33 (+1). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
34 (-19). The Complete Persepolis
35 (+7). Attack on Titan 10
36 (-7). Dilbert 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar: There's No Kill Switch on Awesome
37 (+13). Marvel Encyclopedia
38 (-3). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
39 (R). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
40 (R). Batman: Year One
41 (R). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
42 (R). Attack on Titan 9
43 (-7). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
44 (-). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
45 (R). Attack on Titan 3
46 (-15). Understanding Comics
47 (-35). Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape
48 (N). The Planetary Omnibus
49 (-12). Injustice Year Two #1 (Kindle)
50 (-33). Herblock: The Life and Works of the Great Political Cartoonist

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

  • Hyperbole and a Half regains its top spot this week. It is currently #102 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • The top debut this week at an impressive #2 is the final Locke & Key collection, Alpha & Omega. This is an impressive showing for a comics property which, while it has dallied in the past with media adaptations, is so far a comic series with no other mass media ties.
  • Also debuting this week is the first hardcover collection of Ennis & Dillon's Preacher, which is absolutely due to the announcement yesterday that AMC has picked it up for a television series. Time for all the agents and actors in Hollywood to read up on what many are no doubt hoping will be the new Walking Dead.
  • Rounding out this week's debuts are a hardcover collection of the three Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Search volumes, and the Omnibus collection of Ellis & Cassaday's Planetary.
  • It's a pretty good week for DC on the chart; in addition to the debut showing for Preacher & Planetary and the requisite Batman volumes, The Sandman and Fables both see their first volumes return to the chart, perennial Alan Moore books Watchmen and V for Vendetta continue to chart, and the first two issues of Injustice Year Two remain as well, for a total of fourteen items on the chart this week. Marvel on the other hand see their last week's #1 The Ultimates tumble completely off the charts, with the Kindle edition of Stephen King's N. their only remaining top fifty entry. (The Marvel Encyclopedia is published by DK...)
  • Also having a good week is Attack on Titan, with six volumes of Hajime Isayama's manga making the chart this week.

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