Friday, January 01, 2010

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 (+1). The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
3 (-1). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
4 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
5 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid
6 (-). Dilbert: 2010 Day-to-Day Calendar
7 (-). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
8 (+1). Watchmen
9 (+6). The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear The Hunters *
10 (-). Asterios Polyp
11 (+30). Dilbert: 2010 Wall Calendar
12 (+12). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
13 (+13). Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel
14 (+18). Predators and Prey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Vol. 5)
15 (-4). The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
16 (-8). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
17 (-3). The Complete Persepolis
18 (-6). Marvel Encyclopedia
19 (R). Time of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, Vol. 4)
20 (R). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
21 (+22). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
22 (-3). V for Vendetta
23 (+16). The Rocketeer: The Complete Deluxe Edition
24 (-8). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
25 (N). Ex Machina, Vol. 8: Dirty Tricks
26 (-8). Simon's Cat
27 (+7). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
28 (-11). Stitches: A Memoir
29 (+4). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
30 (-7). Wolverine: Old Man Logan
31 (+18). The Boys Volume 5: Herogasm
32 (R). The DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition
33 (+7). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
34 (+12). Blankets
35 (-13). The Complete Peanuts 1971-1974 (Box Set) (Vol. 11-12)
36 (-8). Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
37 (-9). Batman: The Killing Joke
38 (-17). Batman: Arkham Asylum (15th Anniversary Edition)
39 (N). Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 6: Retreat *
40 (R). Wolves at the Gate (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 3)
41 (+7). The Arrival
42 (R). American Born Chinese
43 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become
44 (-24). Bloom County Complete Library Volume 1
45 (R). Parker: The Hunter
46 (R). Locke & Key: Head Games
47 (N). Stephen King's The Stand Vol. 2: American Nightmares *
48 (-13). Batman: Battle for the Cowl
49 (N). Incognito
50 (-19). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1

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


* Welcome to 2010. Of course, this chart generally reflects the past week, so it's really marking the final week of 2009 between Christmas and New Years. Again, slightly larger grain of salt due to today being a holiday.

* Crumb's Genesis crawls its way back towards the top of the list, with it's sights set on the Wimpy Kid. The books are at #56 & #39 on the overall list.

* Highest debut belongs to the latest Ex Machina collection at #25. The pre-order for the latest Buffy collection pops in at #39 (and also gives a slight bump to the previous Buffy volumes). Rounding out the debuts are a couple of non-Marvel-U Marvel books near the bottom, Stephen King's The Stand & Incognito.

* The biggest gainer is the 2010 Dilbert Wall Calendar; 50% off seems to be enough for people to pony up to hang it on their cubicle next week. Other big gainers are those comics typically used in college classes, as students get ready for the new semester.

* Look for a 2009 year-end Amazon sales chart analysis coming soon-ish...

1 comment:

Stheno said...

You'd think everyone would have their copies of Watchmen by now, after the sudden boom of the movie and Christmas/holiday presents!

My cousin, she's ten, just got some of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and it's easy to see why it's at the top. A funny kid book, it fits right into the age range where the parents that have money to spend will buy just about anything to get their kids reading, even in this economy.

Anything that surprised you with the rankings?