Friday, June 11, 2021

Amazon Top 50 - June 11, 2021

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover

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 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (N). Sweet Tooth Compendium
3 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 28
4 (+4). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 8
5 (-2). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 5
6 (+19). Spy x Family, Vol. 5
7 (R). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 6
8 (-3). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 10
9 (-). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 2
10 (-3). Berserk Deluxe Volume 8
11 (+5). Uzumaki (3-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
12 (-6). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22
13 (-2). Invincible: Compendium Two
14 (-2). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
15 (-2). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 4
16 (+20). The Quintessential Quintuplets Part 1 Manga Box Set *
17 (N). Batman: Earth One, Vol. 3
18 (-4). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 3
19 (+4). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
20 (+14). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
21 (-4). One-Punch Man, Vol. 22
22 (+4). Haikyu!!, Vol. 1
23 (-5). Invincible: Compendium Three
24 (+6). Attack on Titan 33
25 (-15). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 13
26 (-4). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 5
27 (+10). Solo Leveling, Vol. 1
28 (+4). They Called Us Enemy
29 (R). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
30 (-6). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1
31 (-10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 27
32 (+18). Darth Vader and Son
33 (N). Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins III #3 (Kindle) *
34 (N). Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 13
35 (-20). Berserk Deluxe Volume 6
36 (-8). Invincible: Compendium One (Kindle)
37 (-18). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 3
38 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 13
39 (-8). Berserk Deluxe Volume 7
40 (+3). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 11 *
41 (N). Fist of the North Star, Vol. 1 *
42 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 2
43 (R). Minecraft Volume 1
44 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 15
45 (-6). Death Note (All-in-One Edition)
46 (-6). Invincible: Compendium Two (Kindle)
47 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 5
48 (R). Naruto, Vol. 1
49 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 26
50 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 25

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: 

Friday, June 04, 2021

Amazon Top 50 - June 4, 2021

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover

Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday afternoon. 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 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (+7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 28
3 (+5). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 5
4 (+6). Invincible: Compendium One
5 (+6). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 10
6 (+10). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22
7 (-3). Berserk Deluxe Volume 8
8 (+16). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 8
9 (+9). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 2
10 (+38). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 13
11 (+18). Invincible: Compendium Two
12 (-10). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
13 (+6). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 4
14 (+11). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 3
15 (-3). Berserk Deluxe Volume 6
16 (+5). Uzumaki (3-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
17 (N). One-Punch Man, Vol. 22
18 (+18). Invincible: Compendium Three
19 (+1). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 3
20 (N). Catana Comics: Little Moments of Love 16-Month Weekly/Monthly Planner 2021-2022
21 (+17). My Hero Academia, Vol. 27
22 (+8). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 5
23 (+4). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
24 (+4). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1
25 (+17). Spy x Family, Vol. 5 *
26 (+17). Haikyu!!, Vol. 1
27 (-1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
28 (-5). Invincible: Compendium One (Kindle)
29 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 13
30 (+3). Attack on Titan 33
31 (-16). Berserk Deluxe Volume 7
32 (+13). They Called Us Enemy
33 (N). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 23 *
34 (+1). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
35 (N). My Hero Academia, Vol. 29 *
36 (N). The Quintessential Quintuplets Part 1 Manga Box Set
37 (-5). Solo Leveling, Vol. 1
38 (N). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 6 *
39 (R). Death Note (All-in-One Edition)
40 (-6). Invincible: Compendium Two (Kindle)
41 (N). Thigh High: Reiwa Hanamaru Academy, Vol. 1
42 (N). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22 (Kindle)
43 (N). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 11 *
44 (-5). Lore Olympus: Volume One (hardcover) *
45 (N). The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #5 (Kindle) *
46 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 26
47 (R). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
48 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
49 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 14
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: 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Amazon Top 50 - May 28, 2021

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover

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 (+3). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (-1). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
3 (N). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4 (Kindle) *
4 (+5). Berserk Deluxe Volume 8
5 (-2). Berserk Deluxe Volume 2
6 (-). Berserk Deluxe Volume 3
7 (+3). Berserk Deluxe Volume 9
8 (+4). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 5 *
9 (+10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 28 *
10 (+5). Invincible: Compendium One
11 (+9). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 10 *
12 (-7). Berserk Deluxe Volume 6
13 (-5). Berserk Deluxe Volume 4
14 (-7). Berserk Deluxe Volume 5
15 (-13). Berserk Deluxe Volume 7
16 (+14). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22 *
17 (N). Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #7 (Kindle) *
18 (+16). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 2
19 (R). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 4
20 (R). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 3
21 (-). Uzumaki (3-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
22 (+5). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 4
23 (-7). Invincible: Compendium One (Kindle)
24 (R). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 8
25 (R). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 3
26 (-2). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
27 (-2). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
28 (-2). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1
29 (+15). Invincible: Compendium Two
30 (R). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 5
31 (N). Dinosaur Therapy *
32 (+14). Solo Leveling, Vol. 1
33 (-5). Attack on Titan 33
34 (-5). Invincible: Compendium Two (Kindle)
35 (+1). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
36 (+5). Invincible: Compendium Three
37 (+3). Invincible: Compendium Three (Kindle)
38 (+10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 27
39 (-21). Lore Olympus: Volume One (hardcover) *
40 (-5). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11
41 (-10). The Secret to Superhuman Strength
42 (N). Spy x Family, Vol. 5 *
43 (-4). Haikyu!!, Vol. 1
44 (R). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #3 (Kindle)
45 (R). They Called Us Enemy
46 (R). Death Note (All-in-One Edition)
47 (R). Batman: White Knight
48 (N). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 13 *
49 (-11). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12
50 (-8). Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 1

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 Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse returns to the top of the chart this week after slipping down last week in the wake of the Berserk tidal wave. Nothing can stand in the way of a boy and his horse! (and his mole and his fox...)
  • Speaking of Berserk, sales decline a bit from last week; all of the tankobon editions drop off the chart completely, but the nine Deluxe editions still stay in the top fifteen.
  • While the third issue actually came out this week, the top debut is actually the pre-order for the Kindle edition of the fourth issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin. It's joined by the pre-order for an upcoming issue of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, also on Kindle. I must admit I don't quite get the point of pre-ordering digital comics—it's not like the supply is going to run out—but whatever makes people happy.
  • All the other debuts this week are pre-orders as well, but for physical books:
    Dinosaur Therapy (a collection of the popular Instagram comic @dinosandcomics); and upcoming volumes of manga series Spy x Family and Dragon Ball Super.
  • Manga count: thirty-four manga volumes in the top fifty, down three from last week.
  • Get a vaccine. Wash your hands. Wear a face mask when in public, enclosed spaces. Practice sensible social distancing. Read comics!

Friday, May 21, 2021

Amazon Top 50 - May 21, 2021

Berserk Deluxe Volume 1

Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday afternoon. 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 (+12). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
2 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 7
3 (+17). Berserk Deluxe Volume 2
4 (-3). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
5 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 6
6 (+35). Berserk Deluxe Volume 3
7 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 5
8 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 4
9 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 8
10 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 9
11 (N). Berserk, Vol. 1
12 (+15). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 5 *
13 (-9). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
14 (N). Berserk, Vol. 2
15 (-12). Invincible: Compendium One
16 (-11). Invincible: Compendium One (Kindle)
17 (N). Berserk, Vol. 3
18 (R). Lore Olympus: Volume One (hardcover) *
19 (N). My Hero Academia, Vol. 28 *
20 (+18). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 10 *
21 (-14). Uzumaki (3-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
22 (N). Berserk, Vol. 1 (Kindle)
23 (N). Berserk, Vol. 40
24 (-15). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
25 (-17). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
26 (+17). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1
27 (+8). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 4
28 (-18). Attack on Titan 33
29 (-15). Invincible: Compendium Two (Kindle)
30 (+6). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22 *
31 (-29). The Secret to Superhuman Strength
32 (-16). Spy x Family, Vol. 1
33 (R). Lore Olympus: Volume One (paperback) *
34 (R). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 2
35 (-23). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11
36 (-18). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
37 (N). Berserk, Vol. 39
38 (-21). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12
39 (-10). Haikyu!!, Vol. 1
40 (-17). Invincible: Compendium Three (Kindle)
41 (-10). Invincible: Compendium Three
42 (-12). Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 1
43 (-21). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
44 (-16). Invincible: Compendium Two
45 (-6). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
46 (-6). Solo Leveling, Vol. 1
47 (-28). Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point *
48 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 27
49 (N). Berserk, Vol. 23
50 (N). Berserk, Vol. 38

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: 

  • It took the passing of legendary manga-ka Kentaro Miura to knock The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, off of its months-long perch atop the Amazon comics chart. The nine extant Deluxe Editions of Miura's Berserk took nine of the top ten spots, with Boy/Mole/Fox/Horse dropping to the #4 spot. Seven volumes of the Berserk tankobon also made the chart, as well as the Kindle edition of the first volume, giving Berserk seventeen of the spots in the top fifty this week.
  • Aside from various volumes of Berserk, the only other new entry this week is an upcoming volume of My Hero Academia
  • There are thirty-seven manga volumes on the chart this week, up just one from last week, even with the Berserk surge.
  • Get a vaccine. Wash your hands. Wear a face mask when in public, enclosed spaces. Practice sensible social distancing. Read comics!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Author Talk: Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero

Information below about an author talk that I'm hosting next month!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 3pm - 4pm EDT

SUPERMAN is the most famous character in the world. He’s the first superhero, an American icon—and he’s Jewish!

Author Roy Schwartz discusses his new book, Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero, exploring these underlying themes of a beloved modern mythology in a fascinating and entertaining journey through Jewish tradition, American history and comic book lore, sure to give readers a newfound appreciation for the Mensch of Steel!

Roy Schwartz is the author of Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero and the middle grade fantasy The Darkness in Lee’s Closet and the Others Waiting There. He has taught English and writing at CUNY and is a former writer-in-residence fellow at the New York Public Library. When not writing, he is the director of marketing and business development of a regional law firm. He can be found at royschwartz.com and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram as @RealRoySchwartz.

This online event sponsored by the University of Michigan Library and is free to attend; please register online at https://umlib.us/superman

Friday, May 14, 2021

Amazon Top 50 - May 14, 2021

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover

Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday afternoon. 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 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (+2). The Secret to Superhuman Strength
3 (-1). Invincible: Compendium One
4 (+2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
5 (+2). Invincible: Compendium One (Kindle)
6 (N). Sara (Kindle)
7 (+6). Uzumaki (3-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
8 (+1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
9 (-1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
10 (-5). Attack on Titan 33
11 (-1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10
12 (-1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11
13 (+3). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
14 (-22). Invincible: Compendium Two (Kindle)
15 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 27
16 (+2). Spy x Family, Vol. 1
17 (-3). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12
18 (+7). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
19 (-16). Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point *
20 (+19). Berserk Deluxe Volume 2
21 (N). Sweat and Soap, Vol. 1
22 (-5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
23 (-4). Invincible: Compendium Three (Kindle)
24 (R). Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 1
25 (N). Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Vol. 7
26 (+1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
27 (+21). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 5 *
28 (-6). Invincible: Compendium Two
29 (-5). Haikyu!!, Vol. 1
30 (R). Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 1
31 (-8). Invincible: Compendium Three
32 (N). Your Head is a Houseboat: A Chaotic Guide to Mental Clarity *
33 (-12). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 7
34 (-5). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 14
35 (-15). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 4
36 (N). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 22 *
37 (-2). Attack on Titan 30
38 (N). Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 10 *
39 (+2). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
40 (-8). Solo Leveling, Vol. 1
41 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 3
42 (-14). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 19
43 (R). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1
44 (R). Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Vol. 2
45 (-15). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
46 (-6). Attack on Titan 1
47 (N). Critical Role: Tales of Exandria I #1 (Kindle) *
48 (R). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 3
49 (-13). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 21
50 (-13). My Hero Academia, Vol. 26

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: 

Friday, May 07, 2021

Amazon Top 50 - May 7, 2021

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover

Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday afternoon. 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 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (+6). Invincible: Compendium One
3 (+1). Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point *
4 (+22). The Secret to Superhuman Strength
5 (+2). Attack on Titan 33
6 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
7 (+2). Invincible: Compendium One (Kindle)
8 (-3). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
9 (-7). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
10 (-4). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10
11 (+1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11
12 (+12). Invincible: Compendium Two (Kindle)
13 (+1). Uzumaki (3-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
14 (+3). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12
15 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 27
16 (+5). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
17 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
18 (-5). Spy x Family, Vol. 1
19 (+8). Invincible: Compendium Three (Kindle)
20 (-1). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 4
21 (+4). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 7
22 (-2). Invincible: Compendium Two
23 (+5). Invincible: Compendium Three
24 (R). Haikyu!!, Vol. 1
25 (+11). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
26 (N). Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Vol. 1
27 (+2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
28 (N). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 19
29 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 14
30 (-16). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
31 (-20). Monsters
32 (-2). Solo Leveling, Vol. 1
33 (+12). My Hero Academia, Vol. 6
34 (-1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 6
35 (-4). Attack on Titan 30
36 (+2). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 21
37 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 26
38 (+10). Attack on Titan 2
39 (+2). Berserk Deluxe Volume 2
40 (+7). Attack on Titan 1
41 (+8). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
42 (R). Strange Planet
43 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 17
44 (N). Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 11
45 (R). Minecraft Volume 1
46 (R). They Called Us Enemy
47 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 6
48 (N). Chainsaw Man, Vol. 5 *
49 (R). Godzilla Dominion
50 (R). The Promised Neverland, Vol. 6

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 Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, stays on top of the chart again this week.
  • This week's top debut is the first volume of the manga series Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead. Oddly there doesn't seem to be an anime series driving sales here, just interest in the manga, the second volume of which is due out later this month.
  • Also debuting this week are new volumes of the manga series The Promised Neverland, Boruto, and Chainsaw Man.
  • Just thirty-four manga volumes on the chart this week, down two from last week. 
  • Wash your hands. Wear a face mask when in public, enclosed spaces. Practice sensible social distancing. Get a vaccine when it is available for you. Read comics!