Friday, August 02, 2013

Amazon Top 50

G.I. Joe Cobra Command
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 (N). G.I. Joe Cobra Command (Kindle)
2 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #29 (Kindle)
3 (-). Dork Diaries 6 (Kindle)
4 (+2). Vader's Little Princess
5 (-3). Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened *
6 (+9). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
7 (+1). Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero
8 (-3). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 2
9 (+3). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 *
10 (+7). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
11 (-2). Saga Volume 2
12 (+9). Darth Vader and Son
13 (N). Wool: The Graphic Novel (Kindle Serial)
14 (+8). Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1 (Kindle)
15 (+1). Saga Volume 1
16 (-4). Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
17 (+21). Hawkeye: Little Hits, Vol. 2
18 (-4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
19 (+1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
20 (-9). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
21 (+7). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
22 (-18). Injustice: Gods Among Us #28 (Kindle)
23 (-4). Deadpool Vol. 1: Secret Invasion (Kindle)
24 (-1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7)
25 (+2). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 (Kindle) *
26 (-16). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
27 (+6). Watchmen
28 (+2). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
29 (+19). X-Men: Days of Future Past
30 (R). Wolverine by Claremont and Miller
31 (-5). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
32 (-19). Injustice: Gods Among Us #27 (Kindle)
33 (+8). Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
34 (R). The Complete Persepolis
35 (+4). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
36 (-). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
37 (-6). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
38 (+2). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
39 (-14). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 3 *
40 (-6). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1
41 (-34). Superman (2011- ) #1 (Kindle)
42 (+4). Deadpool Vol. 2: Dark Reign (Kindle)
43 (R). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
44 (R). Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2) (Kindle)
45 (N). Nightwing, Vol. 2: Night of the Owls (The New 52)
46 (R). The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3) (Kindle)
47 (R). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
48 (R). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
49 (N). Fairest Vol. 2: Hidden Kingdom
50 (-7). Deadpool Classic Vol. 1 (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

  • This week's new #1 requires a bit of explanation: It seems that Amazon is offering the Kindle edition of G.I. Joe Cobra Command free to people who pre-ordered G.I. Joe: Retaliation on DVD or Blu-Ray. But the method of redemption is for people who are eligible to purchase it at regular cost, then have a full value rebate or discount applied. So each 'redemption' is actually a sale. (And despite the product description, it is not exclusive and appears that anyone can purchase the graphic novel for the regular price.) 
  • In other news, last week's #1, the previously-discounted first volume of Scott Pilgrim on the Kindle, has disappeared entirely from the chart now that the sale is over.
  • Injustice Watch: The latest issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts at #2 this week. Two additional issues chart as well, the same as last week.
  • The graphic novel version of Hugh Howey's Wool from Amazon's own Jet City Comics makes the chart this week as a pre-order. Interestingly, it will be released as a Kindle Serial, much in the same way that the original Wool novel was released on the Kindle in segments.
  • Also debuting this week are the second volumes of Fairest and the New 52 Nightwing.
  • Dead Watch: Only three Walking Dead collections make the chart this week, the same as last week. The first compendium gains an additional discount, which pushes it back up into the top ten.
  • Marvel Watch: Led by the Pacific Rim prequel OGN, Marvel take eight slots on the chart this week. While that's down two from last week, by historical standards that is still very good for Marvel. (The Kindle sale on Deadpool collections is slated to be over at the end of the week, so I suspect those will slide down off the chart for next Friday's list...)
  • Diary Watch: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries franchises between them take up twelve of the slots on the chart this week, up one from last week.
  • Kindle Watch: seventeen of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, down three from last week, though Kindle editions take the top three slots on the chart this week.

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