Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012

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Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these lists…

It’s the beginning of the month and there’s nothing in the general Zeitgeist or newscycle driving comic book and graphic novel sales.  There is the recent Batman movie, but sales of that backlist are not a impressive as those encouraged by “Dark Knight”.  Perhaps most of the fans have already bought and read the canon, and these are the “Disney audience” which renews itself every seven years.   So I took a look and saw what’s selling at BarnesAndNoble.com.  This time, I include another list of the top five nook comics titles, which has a separate bestseller list.

What do I look at?  Any title in the Top 1000 titles overall.  A title in the Top 100 should be considered a bestseller, as B&N merges all books into one big list, just like USA Today.

This list was snapshot at about 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 7. The Nook title list was generate at 2:30 PM.  I have no inside knowledge about what sells on this list, or how it is calculated.  The number rankings come from the distinct pages for each title, while the list is what appears when you click the B&N link above.  All of the data below, except for my commentary, comes from their website.  Click on the cover, title, or author for more information (including illustrators)!  All information is from BN.com, I’ve got nothing to do with what’s shown.

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012#41

by Robert Kirkman

List Price $59.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012#93 

by Naoyuki Kageyama

List Price $9.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 441

by Claudio Sanchez

List Price $29.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 389

by Geoff Johns

List Price $22.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 397 

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (6/12/2012)

by Chris Hedges

List Price $28.00

[This is a hybrid.  Joe Sacco provides spot illustrations to the text from Chris Hedges, as well as graphic novel journalism inserted into the chapters.]

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012#758

List Price $29.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 611

Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Ultimate Edition (5/22/2012)

by Claudio Sanchez

List Price $29.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 592

by Frank Miller

List Price $19.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 610

by Yoshiki Nakamura

List Price $ 9.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 639

List Price $13.95

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 425

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) (3/22/2011)

by George R. R. Martin

List Price $8.99
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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 806

Watchmen (4/28/1995)

by Alan Moore

List Price $19.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 692

The Walking Dead, Volume 11: Fear the Hunters (1/19/2010)

by Robert Kirkman

List Price $14.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 829

The Walking Dead, Volume 13: Too Far Gone (11/23/2010)

by Robert Kirkman

List Price $14.99

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 862

Dengeki Daisy, Volume 10 (7/3/2012)

by Kyousuke Motomi

List Price $9.99

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Thirtieth title on the list:

 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 20,096

by Scott Snyder

List Price $24.99

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TOP 5 nook comics  (2:30 PM)   The top title is a free preview.

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 1485

by Geoff Johns

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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 3688 

by John Barber
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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 4214 

by Joe Weems
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 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 4609

by Karen Marie Moning

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Thirtieth title on the nook list:

 Sales Charts: Barnes & Noble Graphic Novel Bestsellers: August 2012# 9359

by R.H. Rusef
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Comments

  1. Jarrett kerpan says:

    The Yugioh gx vol9 is selling well because it comes with a card that could easily be worth more than the book

  2. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) is not the graphic novel series based on the first book. — it’s just yet another reprinting of the first book.

  3. Torsten Adair says:

    Whoops… I usually catch those! I should have… the graphic novels have a distinctive trade dress. This probably popped up because those editions are linked. (That happens sometimes when a graphic novel classic gets linked to the original prose classic.)

  4. I’m wondering how different the charts from actual bookstore sales are. Possibly more parents buying for their kids, purchases based on the impression from flipping through the book etc…

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