Friday, June 21, 2013

Amazon Top 50

Superman #1
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 (+2). Superman (2011- ) #1 (Kindle)
2 (+2). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
3 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #23 (Kindle)
4 (-3). Vader's Little Princess
5 (-). Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
6 (+14). Saga Volume 2 *
7 (-5). Darth Vader and Son
8 (-1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
9 (-3). Injustice: Gods Among Us #22 (Kindle)
10 (+1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7)
11 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
12 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
13 (R). Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero
14 (-2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 (Kindle) *
15 (+8). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
16 (-7). Injustice: Gods Among Us #21 (Kindle)
17 (+8). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
18 (-4). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) (Kindle)
19 (R). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
20 (+1). Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2) (Kindle)
21 (-5). Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 (Kindle)
22 (-8). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
23 (+7). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
24 (N). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
25 (+3). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
26 (N). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18 (Kindle)
27 (-12). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 *
28 (-6). Saga Volume 1
29 (+9). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
30 (+2). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5)
31 (+2). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) (Kindle)
32 (-14). The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (revised and expanded edition)
33 (-9). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5) (Kindle)
34 (+1). Injustice: Gods Among Us #20 (Kindle)
35 (+13). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
36 (-10). The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3) (Kindle)
37 (+13). The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1)
38 (R). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
39 (-12). Big Nate: Genius Mode
40 (+7). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
41 (+8). Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
42 (+2). Batman: Year One
43 (R). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 (Kindle)
44 (R). Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity
45 (-4). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1
46 (-17). The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
47 (-13). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
48 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 2 *
49 (-13). Marvel Encyclopedia
50 (R). Drama

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

  • As was expected, the passing of the Father's Day holiday resulted in Jeffrey Brown's Vader's Little Princess dropping out of the top spot. Not as expected is that is isn't the new Walking Dead trade in the #1 position, but rather the first issue of the New 52 Superman comic on the Kindle, no doubt buoyed by the newsletter sign-up promotion. 
  • Also surprising is the fact that in the wake of Man of Steel's blockbuster opening weekend at the cineplex, Superman #1 is the only Superman title in the top 50. To be fair, earlier in the week there was some bubbling up of various Superman titles (Superman: Red Son, All-Star Superman, and Superman: Birthright) in the bottom portion of the list, but now it is just one week out from the opening and interest has already waned. That has to be disappointing to the folks at DCE's comics division. Batman, whose movie came out last year, does better this week than Superman.
  • No surprise however is that the latest issue of Injustice is once again the top debut of the week. Also debuting area new Big Nate collection on the Kindle, and the Kindle edition of the new Walking Dead collection.
  • Marvel's Pacific Rim OGN tie-in, which debuted high two weeks ago bu tthen fell off the chart last week, is back at a very respectable #13 position three weeks away from the movie's release. If interest holds up, this is primed to be Marvel's best foray into the bookstore market in quite a while.
  • Injustice Watch: Five issues make the chart this week, the same as last week.
  • Dead Watch: Five Walking Dead collections on the chart this week, up one from last week, though the two Compendia drop out of the top 10.
  • Diary Watch: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries franchises between them take up sixteen of the slots on the chart this week, down one from last week. 
  • Kindle Watch: Eighteen of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, up two from last week

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