Friday, June 14, 2013

Amazon Top 50

Vader's Little Princess
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.

1 (-). Vader's Little Princess
2 (-). Darth Vader and Son
3 (N). Superman (2011- ) #1 (Kindle)
4 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After *
5 (-1). Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
6 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #22 (Kindle)
7 (-1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
8 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
9 (-4). Injustice: Gods Among Us #21 (Kindle)
10 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
11 (-3). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
12 (-2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 (Kindle) *
13 (-1). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
14 (+1). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) (Kindle)
15 (+2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 *
16 (+3). Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 (Kindle)
17 (N). A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume Two
18 (+8). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
19 (+18). Big Nate Makes the Grade
20 (R). Saga Volume 2
21 (-). Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2) (Kindle)
22 (+13). Saga Volume 1
23 (+4). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
24 (-6). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5) (Kindle)
25 (-11). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
26 (-1). The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3) (Kindle)
27 (+4). Big Nate: Genius Mode
28 (-4). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
29 (+4). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
30 (+4). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
31 (-3). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
32 (+4). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5)
33 (-3). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) (Kindle)
34 (+6). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
35 (-24). Injustice: Gods Among Us #20 (Kindle)
36 (+9). Marvel Encyclopedia
37 (-14). Big Nate Makes the Grade (Kindle)
38 (-). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
39 (+5). Superman: Red Son
40 (+7). The Complete Persepolis
41 (-9). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1
42 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
43 (R). Injustice: Gods Among Us #2 (Kindle)
44 (+6). Batman: Year One
45 (R). Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All
46 (-17). Stephen King's N.
47 (-27). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
48 (R). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
49 (R). Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
50 (N). The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 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


  • Jeffrey Brown continues to have the top two slots this week with his Star Wars-themed Darth Vader-as-a-parent books. Father's Day is this weekend, and the drop off in gift buying may open the door to the new Walking Dead collection when it is released next week...
  • You may be wondering what the first issue of the New 52 version of Superman is doing on the chart in the #3 position. It turns out that Amazon is offering this as a free incentive for people who sign up for their Amazon Delivers Comics Newsletter. But since that promotion is via an emailed code, the comic itself still lists as 99¢ and thus shows up on the sales chart...
  • The only other Superman-related comic on the chart remains Superman: Red Son. With the Man of Steel movie releasing today, it would seem that so far there isn't much interest bleeding over into Kal-El's comic adventures. At least so far—last year there was a brief interest in Thanos-related comics after the release of the Avengers, but that was an anomaly; usually interest in related comics goes down after a super-hero movie's release.
  • Injustice Watch: The latest digital issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts in the #5 position this week. Five issues make the chart this week, the same as last week.
  • The other debuts this week are two comic adaptations of novels: the second Game of Thrones volume (at #17), and the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief (at #50). 
  • All of last week's non-Injustice debuts drop off the chart entirely this week...
  • Dead Watch: Only four Walking Dead collections on the chart this week, the same as last week, though three of those are in the top 10.
  • Diary Watch: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries franchises between them take up seventeen of the slots on the chart this week, same as last week. 
  • Kindle Watch: Sixteen of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, down two from last week

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