Friday, April 25, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - April 25, 2014

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
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 (+5). NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
2 (+5). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
3 (-). Saga Volume 3
4 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
5 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
6 (-1). The Harlem Hellfighters
7 (-3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
8 (+6). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
9 (+25). Injustice Year Two #8 (Kindle)
10 (+2). Marvel 1602 (Kindle)
11 (-3). Saga Volume 1
12 (-1). Sex Criminals Volume 1 *
13 (+3). Darth Vader and Son
14 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
15 (+4). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
16 (+4). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
17 (+11). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
18 (-1). Attack on Titan 1
19 (-4). Saga Volume 2
20 (-11). A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York
21 (R). Batman: Year One
22 (+3). Vader's Little Princess
23 (+4). Marvel Encyclopedia
24 (-2). Attack on Titan 2
25 (+10). Watchmen
26 (-8). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
27 (+20). New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout (Kindle)
28 (N). Attack on Titan 12 *
29 (N). Batman: Death of the Family Book and Joker Mask Set *
30 (+1). Attack on Titan 3
31 (-1). X-Men: Days of Future Past
32 (+14). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
33 (-7). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
34 (+2). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
35 (+7). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
36 (+12). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
37 (+1). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
38 (R). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
39 (-2). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
40 (-1). The Walking Dead Book 9
41 (R). Attack on Titan 4
42 (-2). NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette (Kindle)
43 (-22). The Walking Dead #125 (Kindle)
44 (-21). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
45 (-21). Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection
46 (R). The Walking Dead Book 1
47 (R). V for Vendetta
48 (R). Attack on Titan 9
49 (R). A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Three
50 (R). Stephen King's N. (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


Commentary:
  • In its second week on the chart, Nathan W. Pyle's NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette moves into the top slot. Once again, a Webcomic collection sells big.
  • The top debut this week is a new volume of the popular Attack on Titan. Six AoT volumes make the chart this week. Also debuting is the Batman: Death of the Family Book and Joker Mask Set (a pre-order—it's not due out until September).
  • The first volume of Sex Criminals continues to sell pretty well in pre-order; could Image have another mainstream hit on their hands? (The review/profile on Wired last week likely helps.)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - April 18, 2014

The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
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 (+2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
2 (+5). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
3 (-2). Saga Volume 3
4 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
5 (+5). The Harlem Hellfighters
6 (N). NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
7 (-2). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
8 (-). Saga Volume 1
9 (N). A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York
10 (N). Fray: Future Slayer (Kindle)
11 (N). Sex Criminals Volume 1 *
12 (-3). Marvel 1602 (Kindle)
13 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
14 (+3). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
15 (-2). Saga Volume 2
16 (-). Darth Vader and Son
17 (+15). Attack on Titan 1
18 (-4). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
19 (+6). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
20 (-5). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
21 (-17). The Walking Dead #125 (Kindle)
22 (-). Attack on Titan 2
23 (+22). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
24 (-4). Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection
25 (-7). Vader's Little Princess
26 (-3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
27 (+4). Marvel Encyclopedia
28 (+9). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
29 (-8). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
30 (+10). X-Men: Days of Future Past
31 (R). Attack on Titan 3
32 (+1). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
33 (-27). Injustice Year Two #7 (Kindle)
34 (N). Injustice Year Two #8 (Kindle) *
35 (-16). Watchmen
36 (-24). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
37 (+7). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
38 (-). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
39 (+4). The Walking Dead Book 9
40 (N). NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette (Kindle)
41 (R). Neurocomic
42 (-15). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
43 (N). The Harlem Hellfighters (Kindle)
44 (N). Saga Volume 3 (Kindle)
45 (N). Sex Criminals #1 (Kindle)
46 (-10). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
47 (-21). New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout (Kindle)
48 (-20). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
49 (-20). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
50 (-15). Naruto: Hashirama and Madara, Vol. 65


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:
  • The two Walking Dead Compendia return to the top two slots this week. WD has three of the top five, though just ten of the top fifty.
  • The top debut this week is NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, a graphic how-to guide for surviving in New York City. Also debuting high this week in print are A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York; and the first collection of Sex Criminals
  • The Kindle edition of Joss Whedon and Karl Moline's Fray: Future Slayer shows up in the #10 slot; usually when an older title debuts this high it signifies some sort of sale, but I haven't noticed anything of the sort this past week... Also debuting are the Kindle editions of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, The Harlem Hellfighters & Saga Volume 3; plus the new issue of Injustice and the on-sale first issue of Sex Criminals.
  • Marvel see a bit of (unusual for them) movie-based success, with both Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection and X-Men: Days of Future Past charting this week.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - April 11, 2014

Saga volume 3
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 (+4). Saga Volume 3
2 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
3 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
4 (N). The Walking Dead #125 (Kindle)
5 (+1). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
6 (+30). Injustice Year Two #7 (Kindle)
7 (-5). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
8 (+5). Saga Volume 1
9 (+1). Marvel 1602 (Kindle)
10 (-1). The Harlem Hellfighters
11 (-4). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
12 (-1). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
13 (+8). Saga Volume 2
14 (+1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
15 (+20). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
16 (+10). Darth Vader and Son
17 (+5). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
18 (+13). Vader's Little Princess
19 (+18). Watchmen
20 (N). Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection
21 (-13). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
22 (R). Attack on Titan 2
23 (-4). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
24 (-6). The Walking Dead Book 1
25 (R). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
26 (+6). New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout (Kindle)
27 (R). The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
28 (+1). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
29 (-13). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
30 (+8). The Walking Dead Book 3
31 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia
32 (+9). Attack on Titan 1
33 (R). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
34 (-). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
35 (-11). Naruto: Hashirama and Madara, Vol. 65
36 (R). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
37 (+11). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel
38 (R). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
39 (+8). Batman: Year One
40 (R). X-Men: Days of Future Past
41 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
42 (N). Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier (Kindle)
43 (-16). The Walking Dead Book 9
44 (+6). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
45 (+4). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
46 (R). V for Vendetta
47 (-17). The Walking Dead Book 2
48 (R). Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
49 (-21). The Walking Dead #124 (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


Commentary:
  • The third Saga volume returns to the top of the chart, and is #101 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • Last week's Walking Dead surge abates a bit, though it's still strong with three of the top five and fourteen of the top fifty. The new issue on Kindle debuts at a strong #4.  
  • The only other debuts this week are two Captain America: The Winter Soldier collections, one the ultimate paperback collection, the other the Kindle edition. Often interest in the comics is stronger before the movie comes out than after, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an exception.
  • So… The big news yesterday was that Amazon is purchasing comiXology. Could make things interesting. I've always favored comiXology for digital comics over Kindle because the Kindle editions are usually of noticeable lesser quality. It also consolidates the two biggest digital comics publishers into one company, which is troubling. We'll have to see how things shake out in practice.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Amazon Top 50 - April 4, 2014

Axe Cop volume 1
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). Axe Cop Volume 1 (Kindle)
2 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
3 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
4 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1
5 (-4). Saga Volume 3
6 (-). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
7 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War
8 (+17). The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (Kindle)
9 (N). The Harlem Hellfighters
10 (N). Marvel 1602 (Kindle)
11 (-6). How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
12 (R). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
13 (-3). Saga Volume 1
14 (+24). The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us (Kindle)
15 (-3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
16 (+15). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
17 (N). Neurocomic *
18 (+9). The Walking Dead Book 1
19 (-2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something To Fear
20 (N). Big Nate All Work and No Play (Kindle)
21 (-8). Saga Volume 2
22 (-11). Hyperbole and a Half (Kindle)
23 (-4). The Walking Dead Vol. 20: All Out War, Part 1 (Kindle)
24 (N). Naruto: Hashirama and Madara, Vol. 65
25 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars (Kindle)
26 (-6). Darth Vader and Son
27 (-1). The Walking Dead Book 9
28 (-20). The Walking Dead #124 (Kindle)
29 (-5). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
30 (R). The Walking Dead Book 2
31 (-9). Vader's Little Princess
32 (N). New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout (Kindle)
33 (+15). The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
34 (R). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
35 (-21). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
36 (N). Injustice Year Two #7 (Kindle) *
37 (-2). Watchmen
38 (R). The Walking Dead Book 3
39 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars
40 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire
41 (-7). Attack on Titan 1
42 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 19: March to War (Kindle)
43 (-36). Injustice Year Two #6 (Kindle)
44 (R). The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense (Kindle)
45 (R). The Walking Dead Book 5
46 (R). The Walking Dead Book 4
47 (R). Batman: Year One
48 (R). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel (A Game of Thrones)
49 (-12). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
50 (-21). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You


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:
  • Axe Cop Volume 1 was one of the Kindle Daily Deals this past week, and the residual hangover is enough to push it to the #1 slot on the comics chart this week.
  • The season finale of The Walking Dead aired on television last Sunday, and as we've come to expect that means a surge in demand for The Walking Dead comics. Twenty-three of the Top Fifty this week is a WD edition—nearly half of the chart!
  • Debuting in print on the chart this week are The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Caanan White; Neurocomic by Hana RoŇ° & Matteo Farinella; and the latest volume of Naruto.
  • Marvel is having another sale on Kindle collected editions, which is why Marvel 1602 and New Avengers vol. 1 show up on the chart. Captain America: the Winter Soldier, despite also being a part of the sale and having the same title as the big budget blockbuster movie opening today, doesn't reach the top fifty (it would be at #52 if the chart went that far...)