Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 17

Harley Quinn #10


Harley is gonna make sure that Batman has a Merry Christmas, whether he wants to or not, on the cover of Harley Quinn #10 (2016) by Amanda Conner & Alex Sinclair.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 8 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: World of Archie Comics Double Digest #64

(2015: Scooby-Doo #67
(2014: Katy Keene #29
(2013: The Spirit #13
(2012: Critters #11
(2011: Star Trek: The Next Generation #2)
(2010: Heathcliff #6)
(2009: Gold Digger X-Mas Special #2
(2008: Little Dot #29)
(2007: Classics Illustrated #53)
(2006: Patrick The Wolf Boy Christmas Special)
(2005: A Patty Cake Christmas)
(2004: Superman #165)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 16

Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special


Faith puts a star on top of a Christmas tree on the variant cover of Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special (2017) by Paulina Ganucheau.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 9 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Tippy Teen #2)
(2015: Hellblazer #49
(2014: Mars Attacks the Holidays

Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 15



The Teen Titans celebrate Christmas and Chanukah on the cover of Teen Titans Go! #49 (2017) by Lea Hernandez.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 10 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1)  

(2013: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #4
(2012: Mike #11
(2011: Santa Takes a Trip to Mars) 
(2010: Christmas with the Super-Heroes #1 )
(2009: Kollektivet Julealbum 2007) 
(2008: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer #7)
(2007: Donald Duck & Co. #49/1964)
(2006: 2000 A.D. #763)
(2005: Incredible Hulk #378)
(2004: Batman #45)

Amazon Top 50 - December 15, 2017

Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma
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.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (N). Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma (Kindle)
2 (-1). Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
3 (R). Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 1: Aphra (Kindle)
4 (R). Star Wars: Vader Down (Kindle)
5 (N). Star Wars - The Crimson Empire Saga (Kindle)
6 (N). Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 2: The Gathering Storm (Kindle)
7 (R). Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire (Kindle)
8 (R). Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 1: Black Squadron (Kindle)
9 (R). Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin (Kindle)
10 (N). Star Wars: Princess Leia (Kindle)
11 (N). Star Wars: Chewbacca (Kindle)
12 (N). Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation (Kindle)
13 (-9). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
14 (-12). The Complete Far Side
15 (-7). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
16 (-6). The Argyle Sweater 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
17 (R). Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3: The Shu-Torun War (Kindle)
18 (-9). Peanuts 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (-13). Marvel Encyclopedia
20 (R). Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 4: End of Games (Kindle)
21 (-6). Non Sequitur 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
22 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium One
23 (-10). My Favorite Thing is Monsters
24 (-7). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
25 (R). Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1
26 (-15). I Am Pusheen the Cat
27 (N). Star Wars Manga - Return of the Jedi Vol. 2 (Kindle)
28 (-16). The DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
29 (N). Star Wars Manga - A New Hope Vol. 1 (Kindle)
30 (-). Goodnight Darth Vader
31 (N). Star Wars Manga - Return of the Jedi Vol. 1 (Kindle)
32 (-29). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
33 (N). Star Wars Manga - A New Hope Vol. 4 (Kindle)
34 (N). Star Wars Manga - A New Hope Vol. 3 (Kindle)
35 (N). Star Wars Manga - A New Hope Vol. 2 (Kindle)
36 (N). Star Wars Manga - The Empire Strikes Back Vol. 3 (Kindle)
37 (-1). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
38 (-6). Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
39 (-14). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
40 (+7). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (hardcover)
41 (N). Star Wars Manga - The Empire Strikes Back Vol. 2 (Kindle)
42 (N). Star Wars Manga - The Empire Strikes Back Vol. 4 (Kindle)
43 (-12). Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
44 (-34). Awkward
45 (-23). The Walking Dead Volume 28: A Certain Doom
46 (-30). The Little World of Liz Climo 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
47 (-29). The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)
48 (-9). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
49 (-44). The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
50 (-21). Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2)


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:
  • Yesterday's 99¢ sale on Kindle editions of select Star Wars collections fueled an explosion of Star Wars on this week's Amazon comics chart. The Captain Phasma collection took the top spot this week. (Note that there were a few other Star Wars collections in the sale as well, but they were removed from this chart summary under the Kindle Unlimited exclusion.)
  • So it's mostly Star Wars and comic strip desk calendars on the chart this week, with a few other popular gift items in the mix as well.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 14

World of Archie Comics Double Digest #73

The Riverdale gang go caroling in a 300 horsepower sleigh on the cover of World of Archie Double Digest #73 (2017) by Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, and Rosario 'Tito' Pena.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 11 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Four Color #178)  

(2013: Action Comics #762
(2012: On a volé le courrier de Petit Père Noël) 
(2011: Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #87) 
(2010: Sal y Pimienta #151) 
(2009: Sugar & Spike #50
(2008: Tom-Tom, The Jungle Boy #3)
(2007: Sugar & Spike #68)
(2006: Sugar & Spike #38)
(2005: Sugar & Spike #26)
(2004: Sugar & Spike #32)




Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 13

Marge's Little Lulu #7


Lulu hitches a ride with Santa's sleigh on the cover of Marge's Little Lulu #7 (1949) John Stanley.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


(2016: Comic Cavalcade #19)
(2015: Blue Bolt v. 3 #7
(2014: Red Ryder Comics #137
(2013: Robbedoes #2017)
(2012: Cheryl Blossom Special #3
(2011: Batman #239)
(2010: Pelle Svanslös Jul-album 1960)
(2009: Robbedoes #2436)
(2008: Sugar and Spike #44)
(2007: Love Hina vol. 6)
(2006: Green Lantern: Mosaic #9)
(2005: Jonah Hex #34)
(2004: Starman #27)


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 12

The Simpsons Winter Wingding #7


Homer reviews his Christmas list on the cover of The Simpsons Winter Wingding #7 (2012) by Jason Ho, Mike Rote, and Nathan Kane.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 13 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Buster and Monster Fun Christmas 1977)  

(2014: Spooky #28
(2013: Spider-Girl #54
(2012: Batman #33)
(2011: Mad #68
(2010: Sugar Buzz #4)
(2009: Clerks Holiday Special
(2008: Eternal Romance #3)
(2007: Liberty Meadows #24)
(2006: Veronica #6)
(2005: Dell Movie Classic #725)
(2004: Treasure Chest vol. 23 #8) 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 11

The Flintstones #31


The Flintstones and the Rubbles are doing Santa's job on the cover of The Flintstones #31 (1965) by Phil de Lara.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 14 more 'get-ups' until Santa!


(2014: Sweet Rein vol. 2
(2013: Sweet Rein vol. 1
(2012: Garfield #8
(2011: The Simpsons Winter Wingding #6
(2010: Marvel Super Hero Squad #12 ) 
(2009: P.S. Magazine: The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #157)
(2008: More Fun Comics #39)
(2007: The Tick: Big Red-N-Green Christmas Spectacle #1)
(2006: The Best of DC #58)
(2005: Batman #27)
(2004: The Brave and the Bold #148) 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 10

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #171


Donald tries to hide the presents, but Huey, Dewey & Louie are more clever than he, on the cover of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #171 (1954) by Carl Barks.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 15 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Mickey Mouse Magazine #51)  

(2013: Dance Class vol. 6
(2012: Caravan Kidd Holiday Special
(2011: Spider-Man Kids julehefte 2009
(2010: Richie Rich Holiday Digest Magazine #1
(2009: Pondus - Julen 2003)
(2008: Battle Vixens vol. 9)
(2007: The Bakers Meet Jingle Belle)
(2006: A Distant Soil #26)
(2005: Classics Illustrated #15)
(2004: Action Comics #93)  

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 9

Action Comics #117


Superman proves that it's not just Santa who can come down a chimney on the cover of Action Comics #117 (1948) Wayne Boring & Stan Kaye.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 16 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Garfield #32)
(2015: The Spectre #26

(2014: Marvel Two-In-One #8 

Friday, December 08, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 8

Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special #1

Faith gets a bunny for Christmas, on the cover of Faith's Winter Wonderland Special #1 (2017) by Marguerite Sauvage.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.
 

Just 17 more 'get-ups' until Santa!
(2016: The Ray #20)
(2015: Four Color #868
(2014: Batman Family #4



Amazon Top 50 - December 8, 2017

Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
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.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (-). Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
2 (R). The Complete Far Side
3 (+14). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (paperback)
4 (-1). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
5 (+39). The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
6 (-2). Marvel Encyclopedia
7 (-1). The Argyle Sweater 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
8 (-). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
9 (+4). Peanuts 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
10 (+1). Awkward
11 (-6). I Am Pusheen the Cat
12 (+4). The DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
13 (R). My Favorite Thing is Monsters
14 (N). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 2
15 (+16). Non Sequitur 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
16 (+2). The Little World of Liz Climo 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
17 (-2). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
18 (+18). The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)
19 (-5). The Walking Dead Compendium One
20 (+12). Darth Vader and Son
21 (-9). Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
22 (-13). The Walking Dead Volume 28: A Certain Doom
23 (-2). The Walking Dead: Here's Negan
24 (+22). Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1: Imperial Machine
25 (-6). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
26 (-2). Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition (Rebirth)
27 (+3). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
28 (N). Garfield 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
29 (+10). Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2)
30 (-4). Goodnight Darth Vader
31 (R). Cats are Weird and More Observations
32 (R). Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
33 (+4). Super Mario Adventures
34 (-14). Saga Volume 8 *
35 (-7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
36 (+12). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
37 (+1). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 2
38 (-9). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
39 (-14). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
40 (R). The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3)
41 (N). Pearls Before Swine 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
42 (-19). Brave
43 (-). Night Night, Groot
44 (R). Vader's Little Princess
45 (R). The Far Side Gallery
46 (-1). The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
47 (-13). The Complete Calvin & Hobbes (hardcover)
48 (-21). The Walking Dead Book 14
49 (-47). Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins #3 (Kindle)
50 (-9). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2


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 Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar stays at the top of the chart this week, where it is quite likely to stay until the end of the year.
  • The top debut this week is the second volume of Dragon Ball Super. The only other debuts are a couple more Day-to-Day calendars: Garfield and Pearls Before Swine.
  • Classic comic strip collections like The Far Side & Calvin and Hobbes typically make the best-seller charts this time of year, but recent Amazon deals on the complete collected editions of both of those strips lands them in the #2 & #3 slots this week.
  • Looks like Marvel's best-selling comic for the year on Amazon will be Night Night, Groot; heck, it may even be Marvel's best-selling comic of the year overall...

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 7

Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts #45

Little Dot puts some big dots on her Christmas tree on the cover of Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts #45 (1973).

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 14 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2014: Comic Cavalcade #25)
(2013: The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library vol. 11)
(2012: Garfield #8
(2011: The Simpsons Winter Wingding #6
(2010: Marvel Super Hero Squad #12 ) 
(2009: P.S. Magazine: The Preventive Maintenance Monthly #157)
(2008: More Fun Comics #39)
(2007: The Tick: Big Red-N-Green Christmas Spectacle #1)
(2006: The Best of DC #58)
(2005: Batman #27)
(2004: The Brave and the Bold #148) 

 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 6

Giant Days #25


The gang does the ol' reflection-in-the-ornament thing on the cover of Giant Days #25 (2017) by Lissa Treiman.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 19 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Archie Giant Series Magazine #15)
(2015: Archie Giant Series Magazine #6

(2014: Captain Ultimate #6 
 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 5



Santa Claus hitches a ride with The Flash on the variant cover of The Flash #13 (2017) by Dave Johnson.

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 20 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Simpsons Illustrated #26

(2015: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #124

 

Monday, December 04, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 4



Cerise is visiting with a present on the cover of Les carnets de Cerise Tome 3: Le Denier des cinq Trésors (2014) by Aurélie Neyret.


For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 21 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Four Color #959)
(2015: Bob's Burgers #6
(2014: Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1)
(2013: Avengers Annual 2013)
(2012: The Simpsons #172)
(2011: Top Cow Holiday Special)
(2010: Looney Tunes #73
(2009: Norsk MAD vol. 38 #12)
(2008: Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2)
(2007: Popular Comics #12)
(2006: Yogi Bear #11)
(2005: The Batman and Robin Adventures #3)
(2004: Dell Four Color #1154

(Also see: The 2017 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 3

Their Christmas Wish Come True

Do you wonder what their Christmas Wish is on the cover of Their Christmas Wish Come True (2016) by Junko Murata?

For each day of December until Christmas I'm featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.


Just 22 more 'get-ups' until Santa!
(2013: Funny Stuff Stocking Stuffer #1)
(2012: Green Lantern #36)
(2011: Judge Dredd #6)
(2010: Dennis the Menace Pocketful of Fun #42)
(2009: Marvel Age #85)
(2008: Looney Tunes #97)
(2007: Marvel Holiday Special 1994)
(2006: Tom-Tom and Itchi the Monk #2)
(2005: Marge's Little Lulu #18)
(2004: Superman #369)  


Saturday, December 02, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 2

Koko and Kola #2

Koka and Kola hitch a ride behind Santa's sleigh on the cover of Koko and Kola #2 (1946).

For each day of December until Christmas we're featuring a Holiday-related comic book cover!

Just 23 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2016: Scooby-Doo #43)

Friday, December 01, 2017

Christmas Covers - December 1


It's time once again for our annual Christmas Covers event: twenty-five more comic covers with a holiday theme! It's our fourteenth year of bringing you seasons greetings through the joy of comic books!

We kick off the 2017 holiday season with Betty, Archie and Veronica making gingerbread avatars, on the cover of B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #257 (2017) by Bill Galvan.

Come back tomorrow, and every day this month, for a new Christmas cover.

Just 24 more 'get-ups' until Santa!


(2015: Batman #33