Friday, August 23, 2019

Amazon Top 50 - August 23, 2019

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
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.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited, FreeTime Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (+2). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
2 (-). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
3 (R). Saga: Compendium One *
4 (-). They Called Us Enemy
5 (-4). Strange Planet *
6 (+3). American Born Chinese
7 (+7). Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
8 (N). Powers of X #3 (Kindle)
9 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 20
10 (+9). The Complete Maus
11 (+4). The Complete Persepolis
12 (-2). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
13 (+14). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
14 (-3). The Boys Omnibus Vol. 1
15 (-7). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
16 (R). The Best We Could Do
17 (+24). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
18 (-11). The Walking Dead Volume 32: Rest in Peace
19 (-3). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse *
20 (-7). The Odd 1s Out
21 (-). Big Nate: Hug It Out! *
22 (-2). March: Book One
23 (R). Get It Together! With Sarah's Scribbles 2019-2020 16-Month Monthly/Weekly Planner Calendar
24 (R). JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 1
25 (+4). Watchmen
26 (+7). The Boys Omnibus Vol. 2
27 (+19). Noise
28 (-10). Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 2
29 (-12). One-Punch Man, Vol. 17
30 (+2). Awkward
31 (+18). Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
32 (R). V for Vendetta
33 (-10). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2
34 (R). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1
35 (R). Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal
36 (+4). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
37 (R). House of X/Powers of X *
38 (-4). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
39 (N). Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories
40 (+8). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
41 (-19). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
42 (R). Teen Titans: Raven
43 (-6). The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
44 (N). Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 12
45 (-7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 19
46 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
47 (-17). Snow, Glass, Apples
48 (-6). The Boys Omnibus Vol. 2 (Kindle)
49 (R). The Boys Omnibus Vol. 3 (Kindle)
50 (-6). Destiny Comic Collection, Volume One

Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
Items with dollar signs ($) were part of a deeply discounted Kindle sale this week
N = New listing appearing on list for first time 
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks


  • Another school year is upon us, and thus we see the University Effect spring into action, as comics frequently used as texts for college courses move to the top of the Amazon comics chart. Persepolis leads the way in the top stop, with American Born Chinese and Maus joining it in the top ten, and Fun Home and Understanding Comics also making big moves up the chart. Ms. Marvel also returns to the chart this week, leading me to think that it may be on the verge of joining the Academic Comics Cannon. 
  • The top debut this week is the Kindle edition of the new issue of Powers of X. It's a light week for new titles, with the only other new entries being Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories and a new volume of Tokyo Ghoul: re.
  • Sorry this column is being posted so late; rest assured that these ranking were taken on Friday morning as usual (at a time matching the time stamp of this post).

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