Friday, September 27, 2013

Amazon Top 50

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants
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 (+1). Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants *
2 (+3). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback) *
3 (-). The Walking Dead, Book 9
4 (-). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
5 (+4). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
6 (-5). Injustice: Gods Among Us #36 (Kindle)
7 (-1). Vader's Little Princess
8 (-1). Darth Vader and Son
9 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 19 *
10 (+3). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
11 (+6). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
12 (+4). Saga Volume 1
13 (+1). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 3 *
14 (-2). Saga Volume 2
15 (+11). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
16 (+2). Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52) *
17 (+12). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
18 (+7). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
19 (+8). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
20 (N). Attack on Titan 7
21 (+24). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
22 (N). Justice League, Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (The New 52) *
23 (-8). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
24 (+9). Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz! (Kindle)
25 (R). Batman: Year One
26 (-7). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 2
27 (+17). American Born Chinese
28 (-7). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
29 (-1). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
30 (-6). Watchmen
31 (-8). Attack on Titan 1
32 (-12). The Complete Persepolis
33 (N). Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 6: To War *
34 (+2). Age of Ultron
35 (N). Attack on Titan 6
36 (-5). The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
37 (R). Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
38 (-15). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
39 (-4). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search, Part 1
40 (N). Hyperbole and a Half (hardcover) *
41 (+6). Marvel Encyclopedia
42 (-10). Sailor Moon Short Stories 1
43 (N). Attack on Titan 2
44 (-10). My Dog: The Paradox
45 (+5). East of West Volume 1: The Promise
46 (R). Blue Is the Warmest Color
47 (R). Batman: The Long Halloween
48 (N). Locke and Key: Vol. 1 Welcome to Lovecraft (Kindle)
49 (N). Batman: The Court of Owls Mask and Book Set (The New 52) *
50 (R). Building Stories

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

  • The pre-order for Michael Inman's Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants returns to the top of the chart this week, followed closely by Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half in the #2 slot, making for a one-two punch of Webcomic collections at the top of the chart this week.
  • Dead Watch: The new Walking Dead hardcover lands in the #3 position. There are six WD collections on the chart this week, surely a sign that the new season of the television show is set to debut in a few short weeks.
  • Injustice Watch: It turns out that issue #36 is the last (for now) issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Which likely explains why it debuted at the top of the chart this week and remains in the top ten this week. However there are no other Injustice issues in the top fifty chart this week.
  • Titan Watch: The top debut this week is Attack on Titan 7 and there are three other of Hajime Isayama's Attack of Titan volumes on the chart this week (two for the first time). Apparently there is a fairly popular anime series. Publisher Kodansha appears poised to take advantage as there are three more AoT volumes scheduled for release before the end of the year.
  • Also debuting this week are the latest New 52 Justice League collection; a new Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin collection; a hardcover edition of Hyperbole and a Half; the Kindle edition of the first Locke & Key collection; and a Mask and Book Set for the first New 52 Batman collection.
  • Julie Maroh's Blue Is the Warmest Color sneaks back up onto the chart this week. While it's not unusual for a film based on a comic to increase that comic's sales, it is pretty rare when it's a foreign language film based on a European comic.

1 comment:

T Vulture said...

Amazing to see only one Marvel title up here. You would have thought at least one of the Hawkeye books would have made it here (it seems to be all the rage with Marvel fans). As a DC boy, though, I gotta be happy with this; a healthy amount of DC titles, even if it is a little Batman-saturated.

Really interested to see how many Star Wars titles are up there, though. Is that a thing in comics now?