Friday, January 06, 2012

Amazon Top 50

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

1 (-). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
2 (+3). The Walking Dead Volume 15
3 (+4). Dilbert: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar
4 (-2). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
5 (-1). Big Nate Out Loud (Kindle)
6 (-3). Dork Diaries 3 (Kindle)
7 (-1). Big Nate and Friends (Kindle)
8 (N). Annotated Sandman Vol. 1 *
9 (N). Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics (Kindle)
10 (-1). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
11 (-3). Dork Diaries 2 (Kindle)
12 (-2). The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus
13 (+27). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
14 (+17). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
15 (-2). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
16 (-1). Batman: The Black Mirror
17 (-6). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
18 (N). Cartoons from The New Yorker: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (N). The Argyle Sweater: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar
20 (R). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
21 (R). The Complete Persepolis
22 (-4). The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 2: The Broken Ear / The Black Island / King Ottokar's Sceptre
23 (-9). Habibi
24 (-6). V for Vendetta
25 (-3). The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 3: The Crab with the Golden Claws / The Shooting Star / The Secret of the Unicorn
26 (-1). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
27 (-7). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
28 (N). Dog Eat Doug: A Cartoon Collection (Kindle)
29 (-13). Fables Vol. 16: Super Team
30 (-11). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)
31 (N). Get Fuzzy: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar
32 (R). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
33 (-12). The Walking Dead, Book 7
34 (-8). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-5)
35 (+12). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
36 (-3). The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 4: Red Rackham's Treasure / The Seven Crystal Balls / Prisoners of the Sun
37 (N). Dilbert: 2012 Wall Calendar
38 (-9). Batman: Year One
39 (-27). Dork Diaries 3 ½ (Kindle)
40 (N). Sailor Moon 3 *
41 (-13). The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
42 (-10). Batman: The Killing Joke
43 (-1). The Walking Dead, Book 5
44 (R). Watchmen
45 (-21). 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (Kindle)
46 (-19). Hark! A Vagrant
47 (R). The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
48 (-4). The Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out
49 (R). The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 5: Land of Black Gold / Destination Moon / Explorers on the Moon
50 (-). The Walking Dead, Book 2

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 Wimpy Kid's Cabin Fever slides down again to #16 on the overall list, which of course is still plenty good enough to remain #1 on the comics chart. The Walking Dead vol. 15 is at #73, which is still fairly impressive. For the past three years that I have been tracking Amazon sales, the item that was #1 on the first week of the chart for the year ends up also being the #1 book for the year. Will that hold true for Cabin Fever? Tune in January 2013 to find out!

* Kindle sales remain relatively high; while a couple plummet, most hold their positions with a place or two and a couple of new strip collections show up. Missing are any of the DC Kindle editions that debuted on the chart last week.

* Many debuts this week, mostly calendars and the aforementioned Kindle strip collections. Bucking that trend however is the top ten debut of The Annotated Sandman, vol. 1, as DC find another way to package their 20-year-old property. Also debuting on the list is the third Sailor Moon volume, the only manga property that has shown any real traction on the Amazon chart in a good long while.

* It must be the start of a new college semester, as books like Maus, Persepolis and Fun Home climb back up the charts.

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