Sunday, December 30, 2012

Amazon Top 50

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

1 (+4). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
2 (+25). Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Kindle)
3 (-2). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
4 (+4). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6) (Kindle)
5 (+19). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
6 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
7 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
8 (+31). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5) (Kindle)
9 (+31). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4) (Kindle)
10 (+35). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
11 (+22). Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2) (Kindle)
12 (+32). Big Nate Makes the Grade (Kindle)
13 (+36). The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3) (Kindle)
14 (-7). Dilbert 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar
15 (-13). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
16 (R). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
17 (-3). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
18 (N). Amazing Spider-man #700 Final Issue
19 (R). Dork Diaries 2 (Kindle)
20 (-17). Darth Vader and Son
21 (-10). Building Stories
22 (N). Dork Diaries 6 (Kindle) *
23 (R). The Walking Dead vol. 1 (Kindle)
24 (R). Dork Diaries 3 (Kindle)
25 (-17). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
26 (-1). The Argyle Sweater 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar
27 (R). Drama
28 (-6). Saga Volume 1
29 (R). The Walking Dead vol. 2 (Kindle)
30 (-21). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
31 (N). Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (Kindle)
32 (R). Big Nate and Friends (Kindle)
33 (N). Fear Agent Library Volume 1
34 (-13). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar
35 (R). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You (Kindle)
36 (-24). Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All
37 (-21). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)
38 (N). The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future (Kindle)
39 (R). The Walking Dead vol. 3 (Kindle)
40 (-9). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
41 (R). Big Nate Out Loud (Kindle)
42 (R). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
43 (-20). Marvel Encyclopedia
44 (-24). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
45 (-9). Batman: The Killing Joke
46 (-29). The Walking Dead, vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
47 (-9). Watchmen
48 (-7). The Walking Dead, Book 8
49 (R). Dork Diaries 3½ (Kindle)
50 (R). The Walking Dead vol. 4 (Kindle)

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


  • So I forgot to do the chart on Friday like usual due to the holiday messing up my schedule, and neglected to do it Saturday too. So this is going up very early on Sunday morning. Given the volatility of the chart this week, this likely affects standings quite a bit. But the trend for the days after Christmas were for Kindle editions to totally dominate the chart, and that is still reflected in the chart above.
  • The post holiday week sees many new Kindles used to buy a plethora of Kindle versions of graphic novels. Twenty-five of the top fifty this week are Kindle editions.
  • Wimpy Kid 7 finally falls from the top spot on both the overall list and on the comics chart. It is presently #7 overall, and on the comics chart it is surpassed by its Kindle counterpart and the Kindle version of the first Wimpy Kid book. (The Walking Dead Compendia are at #18 & 23 this week.)
  • The top debut this week is a rare appearance by a single issue of a comic, the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man. (No, Amazon is not selling individual comic issues, but third party sellers are.)
  • Most of the other debuts this week are Kindle editions; the only other carbon atom-based comic is a hardcover collection of Fear Agent.
  • Dead Watch: Nine Walking Dead collections appear in the top fifty this week, up one from last week.

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