Friday, April 19, 2013

Amazon Top 50

Wolverine by Claremont and Miller
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon this morning. All the previous caveats apply.

1 (N). Wolverine by Claremont and Miller (Kindle)
2 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us - Bonus Premium (Kindle)
3 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #14 (Kindle)
4 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
5 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
6 (-3). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
7 (-3). Vader's Little Princess *
8 (+6). Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 (Kindle)
9 (-3). Injustice: Gods Among Us #12 (Kindle)
10 (-2). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
11 (+1). Saga Volume 1
12 (+8). Injustice: Gods Among Us #2 (Kindle)
13 (-8). Injustice: Gods Among Us #13 (Kindle)
14 (N). Big Nate: Game On! (Kindle)
15 (+14). Injustice: Gods Among Us #3 (Kindle)
16 (-9). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1
17 (-7). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
18 (-9). Darth Vader and Son
19 (+13). Injustice: Gods Among Us #4 (Kindle)
20 (-2). Injustice: Gods Among Us #11 (Kindle)
21 (+23). Injustice: Gods Among Us #7 (Kindle)
22 (+21). Injustice: Gods Among Us #8 (Kindle)
23 (+12). Injustice: Gods Among Us #10 (Kindle)
24 (+14). Injustice: Gods Among Us #5 (Kindle)
25 (-12). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
26 (+10). Injustice: Gods Among Us #9 (Kindle)
27 (+10). Injustice: Gods Among Us #6 (Kindle)
28 (R). Big Nate: Game On!
29 (-6). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
30 (-14). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
31 (-1). Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
32 (-21). The Walking Dead vol. 1 (Kindle)
33 (-16). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) (Kindle)
34 (-6). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
35 (-16). Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2) (Kindle)
36 (+14). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After *
37 (-16). Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1 (Kindle)
38 (-16). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
39 (-12). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
40 (-7). Big Nate Makes the Grade (Kindle)
41 (-10). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5) (Kindle)
42 (-27). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
43 (-2). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5)
44 (+4). The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3) (Kindle)
45 (R). Watchmen
46 (R). The Walking Dead, Book 2
47 (N). The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 2 *
48 (-24). The Walking Dead, Book 1
49 (N). Superman: Red Son
50 (R). Dork Diaries 3 (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

  • We have a new #1! The Kindle edition of Wolverine by Claremont and Miller, a collection of the highly-regarded 80s mini-series, was the Kindle Daily Deal earlier in the week, and the residual effects keep it at the top of the Comics chart. It is also reportedly the basis for the upcoming Wolverine movie, so the high profile from the Daily Deal promotion may keep it on the charts for a while.
  • The Injustice: Gods Among Us video game debuted this week, and the comics tie-ins see a substantial boost in their chart positions. Debuting at #2 is a "bonus premium" edition that collects issues 4, 5, 6 & 9; it was apparently included as a pre-order bonus for the game, and it's unclear to me how much of the chart position is due to people who bought the game redeeming their digital copies. Every extant Injustice comic makes the chart, with four in the top ten and all fifteen in the top thirty.
  • This is the first time ever since I've been keeping track of these charts that we've had the top three books all be debuts. Also debuting this week is the Kindle edition of the latest Big Nate strip collection; the second volume of The Manhattan Projects; and the collection of the classic Elseworlds story Superman: Red Son.
  • Despite this week being the 75th Anniversary of Superman, and The Man of Steel movie release being just two months away, Red Son is the only Superman comic on the top fifty comics chart.
  • Dead Watch: We're back to seven Walking Dead collections on the chart this week, down from ten last week. The boost from the season finale was short-lived this go-around.
  • Diary Watch: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries franchises between them take up thirteen of the slots on the chart this week, down two from last week.
  • Kindle Watch: Twenty-eight of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, up three from last week.

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