Friday, August 09, 2013

Amazon Top 50

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8: Hard Luck
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 (+8). Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8) *
2 (+1). Dork Diaries 6 (Kindle)
3 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #30 (Kindle)
4 (+6). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
5 (+20). Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8) (Kindle) *
6 (-1). Hyperbole and a Half *
7 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
8 (-4). Vader's Little Princess
9 (R). Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe
10 (R). Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1 (Kindle)
11 (-). Saga Volume 2
12 (+4). Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
13 (-5). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 2
14 (+7). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
15 (-3). Darth Vader and Son
16 (+3). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
17 (+7). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 7)
18 (+8). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
19 (-12). Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero
20 (-5). Saga Volume 1
21 (R). American Born Chinese
22 (-4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
23 (+11). The Complete Persepolis
24 (-7). Hawkeye: Little Hits, Vol. 2
25 (+14). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 3 *
26 (-24). Injustice: Gods Among Us #29 (Kindle)
27 (N). Naruto, Vol. 62: The Crack
28 (-8). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
29 (+7). Dork Diaries 1 (Kindle)
30 (+18). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
31 (-4). Watchmen
32 (+5). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
33 (-2). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
34 (+4). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
35 (R). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
36 (+7). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
37 (-36). G.I. Joe Cobra Command (Kindle)
38 (R). Dork Diaries 4 (Kindle)
39 (N). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)
40 (R). The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
41 (-6). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
42 (R). Batman: Year One
43 (-13). Wolverine by Claremont and Miller
44 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
45 (N). The Walking Dead, Book 9 *
46 (-2). Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2) (Kindle)
47 (R). Dork Diaries 2 (Kindle)
48 (-1). Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
49 (R). Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
50 (-21). X-Men: Days of Future Past

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

  • When I saw earlier in the week that the title and cover of the upcoming Diary of a Wimpy Kid volume had been announced, I knew that the resulting media attention would send the pre-order on Amazon back up to the top slot. Earlier Wimpy Kid volumes get a boost as well.
  • Injustice Watch: The latest issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts high as usual, but only one other issue makes the list this week. It would appear that for the time being, while interest among readers remains high, there are much fewer new readers coming on board and catching up with old issues.
  • Other debuts this week are the latest volume of Naruto, the New 52 Batman, and The Walking Dead hardcover edition.
  • The rise of titles such as Persepolis, Maus and Fun Home tell us that fall is fast approaching and University students are getting a head start on acquiring their readings for the upcoming semester. It looks as though American Born Chinese might be added to the list of college perennials as well.
  • Marvel Watch: Just four titles from Marvel make the chart this week, only half as many as last week as the Pacific Rim prequel drops down out of the top ten.
  • Dead Watch: The appearance of the new hardcover gives The Walking Dead four editions on the chart this week, up one from last week.
  • 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, up one from last week.
  • Kindle Watch: Just thirteen of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, down four from last week, and one of the lowest totals we've seen in a while.
  • Bat Watch: There are six Batman titles on the chart this week, up three from last week. 

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