Friday, January 29, 2016

Amazon Top 50 - January 29, 2016

Me Without You
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). Me Without You
2 (-1). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
3 (-1). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
4 (+3). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
5 (-2). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
6 (+2). Watchmen
7 (+3). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
8 (+8). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1 (Kindle)
9 (+26). Star Wars Vol. 2: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
10 (+20). Goodnight Darth Vader
11 (-7). The Complete Persepolis
12 (-6). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
13 (+8). Darth Vader and Son
14 (-1). One-Punch Man, Vol. 1
15 (+12). Vader's Little Princess
16 (+9). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
17 (R). Soppy: A Love Story
18 (+4). Saga Volume 5
19 (-). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
20 (-9). Civil War
21 (-9). American Born Chinese
22 (-7). The Walking Dead Compendium One
23 (+5). The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition
24 (-19). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
25 (+11). One-Punch Man, Vol. 4
26 (+15). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
27 (+7). Saga Volume 1
28 (-8). Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes
29 (-15). Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 2: Shadows and Secrets
30 (-4). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
31 (R). The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel (Kindle)
32 (-8). Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1
33 (-1). One-Punch Man, Vol. 2
34 (+12). Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan
35 (R). Deadpool by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection - Volume 1
36 (+11). Because I'm a Maid! Episode 1 (Kindle)
37 (R). Saga Volume 4
38 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy, The Phantom Bully
39 (-10). The Complete Maus, 25th Anniversary Edition
40 (R). Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
41 (R). Lick-It Man (Kindle)
42 (N). You're Mine Vol. 1 (Kindle)
43 (-5). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
44 (N) The Wicked + The Divine Volume 3: Commercial Suicide *
45 (R). Saga Volume 2
46 (-2). Star Wars: Lando
47 (-4). Marvel Encyclopedia
48 (-17). V for Vendetta
49 (R). Batman: Year One
50 (-2). One-Punch Man, Vol. 3

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 #1 is a book that returns to the top slot, Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar's Me Without You. I'm not sure why it has become so popular again; maybe the approaching Valentine's Day?
  • The top debut this week (down at #42) is the bargain-priced first volume of the Kindle edition of the manga You're Mine. The only other debut this week is the pre-order for the third collection of The Wicked + The Divine.
  • The Deadpool movie comes out in a couple of weeks, then Batman v. Superman at the end of March. We'll see of those have any effect on the comics charts in the coming weeks. There are a couple of Deadpool books back on the chart this week, but those have been popping on and off the chart over the past year or so. And Batman is always popular, so we'll need to see a big surge there before I'm convinced that it's the movie (or an increase in Superman books).
  • The top fifty on Amazon is becoming more and more annoying to go through and weed out the non-comics items, as Amazon has decided to put many adult coloring books in the Comics & Graphic Novels category. They've also put in several Kindle editions of Oliver Gaspirtz, which are mostly prose books with occasional sing-panel cartoons thrown in; I weed those out as well.

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