Friday, November 20, 2009

Amazon Top 50

Here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels on Amazon this morning. All the previous caveats apply.

1 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
2 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
3 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
4 (+1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
5 (-2). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
6 (+1). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
7 (+3). Dilbert: 2010 Day-to-Day Calendar
8 (+3). Watchmen
9 (-3). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
10 (-2). Warriors: Ravenpaw's Path #1: Shattered Peace *
11 (+11). Green Lantern: Agent Orange
12 (-). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
13 (+3). Stitches: A Memoir
14 (-1). Bloom County Complete Library Volume 1
15 (-). The Complete Peanuts 1971-1974 Box Set
16 (N). Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation
17 (-3). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
18 (-9). Tumor Chapter 1 (kindle)
19 (-1). Simon's Cat
20 (+6). Marvel Encyclopedia
21 (+6). The Arrival
22 (-2). V for Vendetta
23 (+9). Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
24 (+19). 14 Years of Loyal Service in a Fabric-Covered Box: A Dilbert Book
25 (-). Batman: The Killing Joke
26 (-5). Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid
27 (-4). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
28 (-11). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
29 (-). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
30 (R). The Best American Comics 2009
31 (N). Dilbert: 2010 Wall Calendar
32 (R). The Complete Far Side 1980-1994
33 (N). Absolute Justice
34 (R). Asterios Polyp
35 (R). Batman: Year One
36 (R). The Complete Persepolis
37 (N). Escape from Dullsville *
38 (N). Bone Volume 2: The Great Cow Race
39 (N). Dark Tower: Treachery
40 (-16). Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
41 (+9). Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville
42 (R). Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky: A Get Fuzzy Collection
43 (N). Garfield Will Eat for Food: His 48th Book
44 (R). Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
45 (R). The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics
46 (R). The Long Way Home (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 1)
47 (R). Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2
48 (R). Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4) *
49 (R). Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha #3: Return to the Clans
50 (R). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier

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


* The Four Wimpy Kid volumes are back together on top of the list. Expect to see them entrenched there for a while, unless the new printing of Crumb's Genesis gives it another spike.

* I suspect that the recent interest in strip collections is due to the upcoming holiday gift giving season.

* The highest debut belongs to Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation, a comic I didn't even know existed until I saw it on the chart. Score another win for the secret comic book economy.

* The bottom part of the chart is almost completely different from last week; eighteen of the last twenty items are either new or returning after an absence.

* I'm pleased to see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier sneak back on to the list; no doubt due to increased interest caused by the recent censorship controversy.


Maurice Mitchell said...

Wow. These lists are amazingly detailed and it must take hours. Good work. Berkeley Breathed is in the news a lot lately and he talks about how frustrating it is that he can't get a hold of him. Maybe that's why Calvin and Hobbes is getting attention again?

Unknown said...

i think i like batman...