Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 14

Flare #30


Santa's granddaughter Chrissie Claus gets the spotlight on the cover of Flare #30 (2006) Daerick Gröss.

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!

(2018: Disney Princesses #16)
(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)


Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 13

Bugs Bunny's Christmas Funnies 1


Enjoy a Christmas dance with Bugs and Santa on the cover of Bugs Bunny's Christmas Funnies #1 (1950) by Tony Strobl.

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.


(2018: Santa Claus Funnies)

(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)



Amazon Top 50 - December 13, 2019

Strange Planet
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, FreeTime Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (-). Strange Planet
2 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
3 (-). Dilbert 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
4 (-). Watchmen
5 (-). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
6 (-). Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar
7 (+3). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
8 (-). The Odd 1s Out
9 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
10 (+1). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
11 (+3). The Argyle Sweater 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
12 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
13 (+3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
14 (+5). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
15 (+2). The Little World of Liz Climo 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
16 (+2). Peanuts 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
17 (+9). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
18 (+16). Non Sequitur 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (+10). Calvin and Hobbes
20 (-). They Called Us Enemy
21 (R). The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
22 (+5). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
23 (-2). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
24 (-11). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
25 (-3). Watchmen, Deluxe Edition
26 (-2). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
27 (+13). Pearls Before Swine 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
28 (-3). Garfield 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
29 (+1). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
30 (+3). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
31 (+5). House of X/Powers of X
32 (N). Teen Titans: Beast Boy *
33 (-26). Watchmen (Kindle)
34 (-6). Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins Volume 1
35 (+3). Little Moments of Love 2020 Deluxe Day-to-Day Calendar
36 (R). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
37 (+11). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
38 (-1). Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition
39 (+6). The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book
40 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
41 (R). Bedtime for Batman
42 (+8). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
43 (-). JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 1
44 (-3). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
45 (R). The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion
46 (-14). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
47 (R). Teen Titans: Raven
48 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2
49 (N). Maxine 2020 Wall Calendar: A Year of Bad Poetry
50 (R). Darth Vader and Son


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: 

  • Strange Planet is still at the top of the comics chart, and #11 on the overall Amazon books chart. In fact, the top six stay in the same positions this week (as do the #8 & #9 titles).
  • Only two titles debut on the chart this week: Teen Titans: Beast Boy (Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo's follow-up to Raven, due out in September 2020), and the Maxine 2020 Wall Calendar.
  • Eleven calendars on the char this week—this is now a large majority of people read their comics!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 12

My Little Pony 2019 Holiday Special


The ponies go caroling on the cover of the My Little Pony 2019 Holiday Special by Andy Price.

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!

(2018: Tom and Jerry #239)
(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) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 11

Cheryl Blossom 9

Betty tries to teach Cheryl about the true meaning of Christmas on the cover of Cheryl Blossom #9 (1998) by Dan DeCarlo and Alison Flood.

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!


(2018: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #89)
(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) 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 10


Robot Santa is on a rampage on the cover of Futurama Comics #64 (2012) by James Lloyd.

or 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!

(2018: Archie Giant Series Magazine #10)
(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)  


Monday, December 09, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 9


A young Klaus is making his deliveries with the help of eight tiny dire wolves on the cover of Klaus #6 (2016) by Dan Mora.

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!

(2018: Batgirl #18)

(2017: Action Comics #117)
(2016: Garfield #32)
(2015: The Spectre #26

(2014: Marvel Two-In-One #8 

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 8

Vicki Valentine #2


Vicki and David Exchange gifts on the cover of Vicki Valentine #2 by Bill Woggon (1985).

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!


(2018: Mistletoe and the Lost Stiletto)
(2017: Faith's Winter Wonderland Special #1)
(2016: The Ray #20)
(2015: Four Color #868
(2014: Batman Family #4

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 7

Marge's Little Lulu #126


Lulu gives her dog a Christmas treat on the cover of Marge's Little Lulu #126 (1958).

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!


(2018: Deadpool #7)
(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) 

Friday, December 06, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 6



Bunny and Monkey and the gang wish you a weird, beardy Christmas on the cover of The Phoenix #260 (2017) by Jamie Smart.

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!

(2018: Playful Little Audrey #16)
(2017: Giant Days #25)
(2016: Archie Giant Series Magazine #15)
(2015: Archie Giant Series Magazine #6

(2014: Captain Ultimate #6 

Amazon Top 50 - December 6, 2019

Strange Planet
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, FreeTime Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (-). Strange Planet
2 (+1). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
3 (-1). Dilbert 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
4 (-). Watchmen
5 (-). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
6 (+5). Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar
7 (R). Watchmen (Kindle)
8 (+1). The Odd 1s Out
9 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
10 (+7). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
11 (+4). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
12 (+2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
13 (+5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
14 (+7). The Argyle Sweater 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
15 (N). The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation
16 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
17 (+20). The Little World of Liz Climo 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
18 (+10). Peanuts 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (+12). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
20 (+7). They Called Us Enemy
21 (-2). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
22 (-9). Watchmen, Deluxe Edition
23 (-). Making Comics
24 (+12). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
25 (N). Garfield 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
26 (+3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
27 (R). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
28 (+5). Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins Volume 1
29 (+19). Calvin and Hobbes
30 (+20). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
31 (R). The World According to Snoopy Volume One (Kindle)
32 (-9). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
33 (+7). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
34 (N). Non Sequitur 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
35 (-25). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
36 (R). House of X/Powers of X
37 (-5). Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition
38 (-26). Little Moments of Love 2020 Deluxe Day-to-Day Calendar
39 (N). Close to Home 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
40 (N). Pearls Before Swine 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
41 (-19). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
42 (+1). One-Punch Man, Vol. 18
43 (R). JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1--Phantom Blood, Vol. 1
44 (-5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21
45 (R). The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book
46 (-21). The Complete Far Side
47 (R). Watchmen (DC Modern Classics Edition)
48 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
49 (R). Naruto: 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1
50 (R). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons



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: 


  • Yes Strange Planet is still on top of the comics chart this week, once again at #5 on the overall Amazon books chart.
  • The top debut this week is The Mueller Report Illustrated, one of several comic adaptations of the Mueller Report either out now or in the works, this one from the Washington Post and illustrator Jan Feint.
  • The other debuts this week are all day-to-day calendars: GarfieldNon SequiturClose to Home and Pearls Before Swine. All told there are eleven calendars in the top fifty this week.
  • We neglected to mention last week that we finally figured out why there were several first volumes of the Kindle editions of manga series from Kodansha that had appeared all at once of the chart a few weeks ago: it turns out that they were being given away as part of a promotion when one purchases a physical graphic novel. Thus we've stopped including them on the weekly chart round-up.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 5


The X-Men enjoy rare respite from action with a snowball fight and hot cocoa on the cover of The Merry X-Men Holiday Special #1 (2018) by Marko Djurdjevic.

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!

(2018: The Flash #13)
 

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 4

Les 4 Rennes - Commando Père Noël

The four reindeer are running from... something... on the cover of Les 4 Rennes - Commando Père Noël by Olivier Tichit (2015). 

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!

(2018: Pink Panther Classic Christmas #1)
(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 2019 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar)  

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 3

Christmas Elopement

Dashing through the snow
In your white stretch limousine
Going to get married
No wedding guests to be seen!

It's a Christmas Elopement by Yoshiko Hanatsu (2017)

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)  

Monday, December 02, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 2


Tom, Jerry and Nibbles find an unexpected friend inside of an ornament on the cover of Tom and Jerry Comics #126 (1955).

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

Just 23 more 'get-ups' until Santa!

(2018: The Phoenix #50)
(2016: Scooby-Doo #43)

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Christmas Covers - December 1

Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest 279

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 2019 holiday season with the Riverdale gang wishing you a bright and merry holiday season on the cover of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #279 (2019) by Bill Golliher & Jim Amash.

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

Just 24 more 'get-ups' until Santa!


(2015: Batman #33