Monday, January 04, 2010

Amazon Top 50 of 2009

I've finished tabulating all of the data, and here are the Top 50 Graphic Novels sold on Amazon in 2009:

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
  2. Watchmen (paperback)
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules
  5. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
  6. Batman: The Killing Joke
  7. V for Vendetta
  8. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
  9. Mercy Thompson Homecoming
  10. Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
  11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  12. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
  13. Batman: Year One
  14. Time of Your Life (Buffy season 8, vol. 4)
  15. The Complete Persepolis
  16. The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
  17. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
  18. Asterios Polyp
  19. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
  20. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
  21. Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days
  22. Wolves at the Gate (Buffy season 8 vol. 3)
  23. The Joker
  24. Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
  25. Dark Tower: Treachery
  26. Batman: R.I.P.
  27. Star Trek: Countdown TPB
  28. Predators and Prey (Buffy season 8 vol. 5)
  29. The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
  30. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
  31. The Complete Peanuts 1971-1974 Box Set
  32. Bone: One Volume Edition
  33. Final Crisis
  34. Stitches: A Memoir
  35. Dilbert: 2010 Day-to-Day Calendar
  36. Bloom County Complete Library Volume 1
  37. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? Deluxe
  38. The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become
  39. Blueberry Girl
  40. Watchmen (hardcover)
  41. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
  42. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 3: Century #1
  43. The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain
  44. Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
  45. The Long Way Home (Buffy season 8, vol. 1)
  46. The Arrival
  47. Watchmen (absolute edition)
  48. Parker: The Hunter
  49. The Marvel Encyclopedia
  50. Tumor Chapter 1 (kindle)
I'll have a much larger post in a few days that includes the much longer list and describes my methodology; and at some point I'm going to play with some graphs as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see a comparison of the yearly bestsellers of the last 5 years or so, to see which ones have the greatest staying power (I'd assume Watchmen, Maus and some of the Batman titles) and which ones are merely the 'treat of the week' type entries.

If you had that data, you'd really get a sense of what the must-have Graphic Novels are...