Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 15

Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures #30


Huey, Dewey and Louie take a witchy Christmas sleigh ride on the cover of Walt Disney's Donald Duck Adventures #30 (1995) by Pat Block.

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!

(2017: Teen Titans Go! #49)
(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)


Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 14

Disney Princess #16


The Disney Princesses celebrate Christmas in their own special ways on the cover of Disney Princess #16 (2017) by Brianna Garcia.

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!

(2017: World of Archie Double Digest #73)

(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)


Amazon Top 50 - December 14, 2018

Dilbert 2019 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 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
2 (-). Marvel Encyclopedia
3 (+1). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
4 (+3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
5 (+1). The Argyle Sweater 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
6 (-1). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
7 (+4). The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool…
8 (+2). Peanuts 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
9 (+7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
10 (+7). Me Without You
11 (+1). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
12 (R). Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood
13 (+2). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
14 (-5). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
15 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
16 (+4). Batman: White Knight
17 (+13). The Little World of Liz Climo 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
18 (+5). Infinity Gauntlet
19 (-1). Little Moments of Love
20 (+9). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
21 (-13). My Hero Academia, Vol. 16
22 (+2). Garfield 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
23 (+21). The Far Side Gallery
24 (+3). Saga Volume 9
25 (+8). I Am Pusheen the Cat
26 (-1). Hilda and the Troll
27 (-24). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
28 (N). Garfield Nutty as a Fruitcake
29 (+2). Pearls Before Swine 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar: The President Needs to Stop Tweeting
30 (+7). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
31 (+9). Berlin
32 (N). Psycho Kid vs. Psycho Dad
33 (-11). The Complete Far Side
34 (+15). Non Sequitur 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
35 (+8). The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury
36 (-4). The Walking Dead: Compendium One
37 (+5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
38 (-3). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 4
39 (+8). Calvin and Hobbes
40 (-4). #SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump
41 (-27). The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive
42 (-14). The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order
43 (+2). DC Super Hero Girls Box Set
44 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
45 (R). Goodnight Darth Vader
46 (N). Cat Cartoon-A-Day 2019 Calendar
47 (-9). Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon
48 (R). Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink'
49 (-3). The Walking Dead: Compendium Three
50 (-2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 15


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
Items with dollar signs ($) were part of a deeply discounted Kindle sale this week
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 calendar returns to the top of the chart this week, and is currently #88 on the overall Amazon books chart. There are nine calendars on the chart this week, including the new Cat Cartoon-A-Day Calendar near the bottom of the chart.
  • Two other new items on the chart this week: the latest Garfield strip collection; and Psycho Kid vs. Psycho Dad, apparently based on a popular YouTube channel.
  • There are five Calvin and Hobbes collections on the chart this week; pretty good for a strip that ended twenty-three years ago!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 13

Santa Claus Funnies


Santa is riding a Jeep on the cover of Santa Claus Funnies (1942).

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.


(2017: Marge's Little Lulu #7)

(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)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 12

Tom and Jerry #239


Tom catches Jerry and Nibbles playing golf with the Christmas ornaments on the cover of Tom and Jerry #239 (1968) by Lynn Karp.

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!

(2017: The Simpsons Winter Wingding #7)
(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) 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 11

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #89


Splinter wonders if perhaps letting the Turtles decorate the tree was the wisest of ideas on the cover of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #89 (2018) by Michael Dialynas.

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) 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 10



Double the mistletoe means double the kisses for Archie on the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #10 (1961) by Harry Lucey & Terry Szenics.

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!

(2017: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #171)

(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)  

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 9

Batgirl #18


What is in the present that Harley Quinn has for Batgirl on the variant cover of Batgirl #18 (2017)? Only Joshua Middleton knows for sure!

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!

(2017: Action Comics #117)

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

(2014: Marvel Two-In-One #8 

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 8



Nothing says Christmas like missing shoes, on the cover of Mistletoe and the Lost Stiletto (2017) by Kazuko Fujita.

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

Just 17 more 'get-ups' until Santa!


(2017: Faith's Winter Wonderland Special #1)(2016: The Ray #20)
(2015: Four Color #868
(2014: Batman Family #4

Friday, December 07, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 7

Deadpool #7


Look out Santa—Deadpool's got your number on the cover of Deadpool #7 (2018) by Nic Klein.

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) 

 

Amazon Top 50 - December 7, 2018

Dilbert 2019 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 (+1). Dilbert 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
2 (+1). Marvel Encyclopedia
3 (+2). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
4 (+2). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
5 (-1). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
6 (+4). The Argyle Sweater 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
7 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
8 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 16
9 (-8). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
10 (+8). Peanuts 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
11 (-3). The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool…
12 (+4). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
13 (-4). Maxine - A 2019 Daily Calendar
14 (+5). The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive
15 (+9). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
16 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
17 (R). Me Without You
18 (-6). Little Moments of Love
19 (+1). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
20 (-3). Batman: White Knight
21 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
22 (-9). The Complete Far Side
23 (+11). Infinity Gauntlet
24 (+6). Garfield 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
25 (-2). Hilda and the Troll
26 (+17). Death Note (All-in-One Edition)
27 (+2). Saga Volume 9
28 (-17). The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order
29 (+8). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
30 (-2). The Little World of Liz Climo 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
31 (+8). Pearls Before Swine 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar: The President Needs to Stop Tweeting
32 (-7). The Walking Dead: Compendium One
33 (+2). I Am Pusheen the Cat
34 (-1). Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
35 (-9). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 4
36 (R). #SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump
37 (+13). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
38 (R). Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon
39 (N). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 *
40 (N). Berlin
41 (R). Bedtime for Batman
42 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
43 (R). The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury
44 (R). The Far Side Gallery
45 (N). DC Super Hero Girls Box Set
46 (-8). The Walking Dead: Compendium Three
47 (R). Calvin and Hobbes
48 (-26). My Hero Academia, Vol. 15
49 (N). Non Sequitur 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
50 (N). Peanuts 2019 Wall Calendar


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
Items with dollar signs ($) were part of a deeply discounted Kindle sale this week
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 calendar returns to the top of the chart this week, and is currently #104 on the overall Amazon books chart. There are ten calendars on the chart this week, including a couple new calendars near the bottom of the chart: the Non Sequitur desk calendar and the Peanuts wall calendar.
  • Other new items this week include the complete version of Jason Lutes' Berlin, a box set of DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels, and the pre-order for the first volume of the deluxe Berserk editions.
  •  Also popular this holiday season (and every holiday season): Calvin and Hobbes  with five different entries this week.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 6

Playful Little Audrey #16


Audrey makea a surreal visit to Santa on the cover of Playful Little Audrey #16 (1960).

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!

(2017: Giant Days #25)

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

(2014: Captain Ultimate #6 
 

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 5

The Flash #13


Santa Claus races to the Flash's rescue on the cover of The Flash #13 (2017) by Carmine Di Giandomenico.

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!

(2017: The Flash #13 (variant))

(2016: Simpsons Illustrated #26
(2015: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #124

 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 4



The Pink Panther awaits Santa in front of the fireplace on the cover of Pink Panther Classic Christmas #1 (2018) by Jorge Pacheco.

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!

(2017: 
Les carnets de Cerise Tome 3: Le Denier des cinq Trésors)
(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 2018 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

Monday, December 03, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 3



Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash wish you a Merry Christmas on the cover of Comic Cavalcade #13 (1945) by E. E. Hibbard.

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)  

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Christmas Covers - December 1

World of Archie Double Digest #83


If it's December, that must mean that it's time 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 Archie looking to get a bit more hi-tech with with list for Santa on the cover of World of Archie Double Digest #83 (2018) 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