Friday, June 23, 2017

Amazon Top 50 - June 23, 2017

Persepolis: The Story of a ChildhoodHere 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). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
2 (N). Death Note Box Set (Vol. 1-12)
3 (+2). Saga Volume 7
4 (+6). March: Book One
5 (+25). My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
6 (+10). American Gods: Shadows #1 (Kindle)
7 (N). Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 13
8 (+19). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
9 (-1). American Born Chinese
10 (-4). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
11 (-4). Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies (Rebirth)
12 (R). Darth Vader (2017-) #1 (Kindle)
13 (-9). Valerian: The Complete Collection, Volume 1
14 (+5). The Complete Persepolis
15 (+23). Me without You
16 (+29). Watchmen
17 (R). Wolverine: Old Man Logan
18 (+13). I Am Pusheen the Cat
19 (+7). The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)
20 (+23). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
21 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
22 (-1). Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One (Rebirth)
23 (-6). Marvel Encyclopedia
24 (N). The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story *
25 (-24). Darth Vader and Son
26 (+22). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
27 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
28 (N). Teen Titans Vol. 1: Damian Knows Best (Rebirth)
29 (-18). The Infinity Gauntlet (Kindle)
30 (+20). Saga Book Two
31 (-9). The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
32 (-20). The Wicked + The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I
33 (N). Black Panther: World of Wakanda *
34 (-14). Providence Act 2
35 (+9). Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Vader
36 (N). Injustice 2 (2017-) #11 (Kindle)
37 (N). Monster
38 (+4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 8
39 (N). Batman (2016-) #25 (Kindle)
40 (R). The Complete Maus
41 (-32). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Vol. 1
42 (N). Nightwing Vol. 2: Back to Bl├╝dhaven (Rebirth)
43 (-41). Vader's Little Princess
44 (R). Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life - Color Edition (Kindle)
45 (N). Monstress Volume 2: The Blood *
46 (-17). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Vol. 3
47 (-12). Providence Act 3 *
48 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
49 (-17). March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)
50 (N). The Walking Dead: Here's Negan *



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:
  • After a few weeks of hovering near the top of the chart, Persepolis finally slides up into the top spot this week.
  • Not sure what caused the Death Note Box Set to suddenly show up in the second position, but I suspect there was some kind of sale as it is currently sold out from Amazon.
  • There are a lot of debuts this week: in addition to the aforementioned Death Note set, there's the new volume of Tokyo Ghoul; a couple of DC Rebirth collections: Teen Titans & Nightwing; a few pre-orders: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying UpBlack Panther: World of WakandaMonstress Volume 2: The Blood, and The Walking Dead: Here's Negan; and a couple of Kindle single issues: Injustice 2 and Batman.
  • Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet plummets down 32 spots this week, but that's because Amazon is currently sold out. Quick, Marvel, print more and ship them to Amazon's warehouses; you're losing sales!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DC Rebirth Trade Sales - May 2017

Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One
Here are the trade paperback collection sales for DC Rebirth trades via Diamond-North America, cumulative through May 2017.



Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Total
Batman vol. 1
9,122
2,017
1,821
1,443
2,113
16,516
Flash vol. 1
5,884
1,497
1,850
1,542
2,115
12,888
Superman vol. 1
5,585
1,441
1,298
872
1,175
10,371
Justice League vol. 1
5,095
1,025
921
527
836
8,404
Green Arrow vol. 1
4,473
925
740
655
637
7,430
Nightwing vol. 1
4,263
898
1,031
903
944
8,039
Aquaman vol. 1
3,940
743
525
426
570
6,204
Green Lanterns vol. 1
3,637
691
444
458

5,230
Detective Comics vol. 1

5,920
1,365
916
988
9,189
Wonder Woman vol. 1

5,252
1,219
906
1,667
9,044
Action Comics vol. 1

4,102
908
611
612
6,233
Hal Jordan & GLC vol. 1

3,743
769
604
564
5,680
Harley Quinn vol. 1


5,879
533
748
7,160
Suicide Squad vol. 1


5,801
407
536
6,744
Titans vol. 1


4,764
569
924
6,257
Deathstroke vol. 1


3,953
408
589
4,950
Batgirl vol. 1


3,666


3,666
Hellblazer vol. 1


2,941


2,941
Cyborg vol. 1


2,235


2,235
Batman vol. 2



6,809
1,397
8,206
Superman vol. 2



4,478
943
5,421
Justice League vol. 2



3,812
500
4,312
Red Hood & Outlaws vol. 1



3,411
657
4,068
Batgirl & Birds/Prey vol. 1



3,306

3,306
Green Arrow vol. 2



3,253

3,253
Action Comics vol. 2



3,095

3,095
Aquaman vol. 2



2,955

2,955
Green Lanterns vol. 2



2,868

2,868
Wonder Woman vol. 2




5,454
5,454
Flash vol. 2




5,075
5,075
Detective Comics vol. 2




4,744
4,744
Supergirl vol. 1




3,357
3,357
Hal Jordan & GLC vol. 2




2,944
2,944
Superwoman vol. 1




2,723
2,723
Blue Beetle vol. 1




2,061
2,061







Totals
41,999
28,254
42,130
45,767
44,873
203,023


There were also an additional 517 in sales for the first All Star Batman hardcover collection for a total of 4,936, but a table with just one entry on it would look pretty silly...

These sales represent only those sales reported through Diamond-North America accounts. They do not include sales through book stores, foreign sales, book clubs, or to most libraries.

Note that for those trades with no listed sales in May (BatgirlHellblazerCyborg) that just means that they didn't make the Top 300 in collection sales for the month; they may have had sales that were below the Top 300 threshold (460).

(This chart is starting to get a bit hard to read; I may reorganize it next month. Which would be better: sorting alpha-numerically, or sorting by sales?)