Amazon Sales Chart: Hyperbole and a Half and the Kindle dominate


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.

Are Comics Sales Better? They Are For IDW!

"Money Pony" by Dan Allen

TweetThere has been much talk about “corporate comics”, and the ongoing migration of notable talent deciding to explore creator-owned options. Of course, almost all comics companies are corporations; it’s a nice legal framework which protects people from bad business decisions. Some of these corporations are quite public, especially those which issue stock.  I remembered that […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales May 2013: My Little Star Wars


Tweet By Paul Mellerick   Walking Dead, Star Wars and My Little Pony are joined by JMS’ Ten Grand and the new Regular Show title near the top of the charts this month. Elsewhere there are a lot of new comics, and a few new publishers to the chart, debuting to largely impressive sales. 147 […]

Marvel, DC, and Image split the June sales charts


Tweet Marvel, DC, and Image split the charts in various ways in June, as comics sales continued to stay above 2012 levels, according to charts just released by Diamond. DC’s Superman Unchained #1 by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee was the Number 1 comics, while Image had the #1 graphic novel with Walking Dead #18; […]

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: May 2013 – ¡Viva el Vertigo!


Tweet by Marc-Oliver Frisch In May 2013, Vertigo is back in business in a major way: The first issue of The Wake, a 10-issue miniseries by writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean G. Murphy, sold an estimated 45,000 units, the highest number for a Vertigo comic book since the year 2000. The imprint’s average comic-book […]

Marvel Month to Month Sales May 2013: X-Men break the quiet


Tweet by Paul O’Brien Marvel generally like to make their big launches as they come out of major crossover events, and so with AGE OF ULTRON in progress and INFINITY not yet underway, May was a pretty quiet month – save for one big new title at the top of the chart. May also saw […]

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales! April 2013!


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Breaking news: the comics industry is not dying


Tweet If there’s one phrase that frosts my scuppers these days it’s variations on the “comics are a dying industry” or “failing medium” or some other rote expression of gloom. This attitude goes back to the historic low self-esteem which many comics industry creators and professionals hold. It’s one of those deeply held beliefs that […]

And more sales charts: BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels in May


Tweet ICv2 has posted the sales rankings for Bookscan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for the month of May. ICv2 notes that The Walking Dead has cooled a bit, with the show off the air for the summer, with Naruto, of all things, taking back the top spot. Sailor Moon, the Twilight manga, and Black Bird […]

Weekly Amazon Graphic Novels Sales Chart: Jeffrey Brown’s Little Princess rules


Tweet by Dave Carter [Complete chart available here] 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 (-). Vader’s Little Princess 2 (-). Darth Vader and Son 3 (+9). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: […]

Marvel leads again in May as sales are up in double digits


The lady X-Men led the single issue sales charts for May, while kids comics made a strong showing on the graphic novel chart, with Adventure Time or My Little Pony coming in at 1, 5 and 7. Superman charted with the paperback versions of Earth One V.1 and Action Aomics V.1. The Walking Dead and Saga both had strong backlist showings.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: April 2013 — It was Mark Millar’s month


Tweet By Paul Mellerick   Mark Millar’s relentless conquering of the entertainment world continues, as his new book Jupiter’s Legacy sets records and charts in the top three of the chart. Walking Dead, Saga, Adventure Time and newbies My Little Pony, East of West and Star Wars all have excellent months. Elsewhere the real story […]

Marvel Month to Month Sales: April 2013


The AGE OF ULTRON crossover anchored Marvel’s line in April, with tie-in issues spreading across a range of titles. As often happens when event titles are underway, it’s a quiet month for new releases, with the notable exception of the THANOS RISING origin mini. And of course, as the months roll on, we’re getting an increasingly clear picture of how the assorted Marvel Now launches and relaunches are working out.

Introducing: The Amazon Graphic Novel Bestseller List


David Carter is a librarian and a bestseller list maker. Every Friday morning he goes to Amazon an makes a bestseller list from their graphic novel listings, which you can read at his blog, Yet Another Comics Blog. David has agreed to let me share his charts here because of there’s one thing Beat readers love it’s sales chart.

Vader’s Little Princess is the #1 graphic novel this week


Awfully unsurprising: Jeffrey Brown’s Vader’s LIttle Princess, a cute follow-up to Vader and Son, which imagines every iconic image in the original trilogy from the viewpoint of the father of a teenaged (or younger) girl—that dad being Darth Vader. It gives even the well worn tropes a fresh, human feeling and to the shock of no one…it’s selling like hotcakes:

Marvel wins again in April; Batman top comic; Image strong


Recent sales patterns continued in the April comics sales figures just released by Diamond. While DC had the top selling books with Batman #19. Marvel continue to dominate both units and dollars—especially units, where they opened up a 14% lead over DC.

In a month without a lot of strong graphic novels, The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye led the charts yet again. while Injustice: Gods Among Us, and DC Collectibles’ new Injustice: Deathstroke Vs. Green Arrow Action Figure 2-Pack led the video game and toy categories.