Image Comics elbows DC aside in this week’s comiXology chart, with a bit of help from a half-price sale, but Kindle readers are bullish on DC’s new 52 graphic novels.
1. The Walking Dead #117
2. Saga #16
3. Infinity #6
4. All New X-Men #19
5. Hawkeye #14
6. New Avengers, vol. 3 #12
7. Superior Spider-Man #22
8. Uncanny Avengers #14
9. Black Science #1
10. Saga, vol. 2
There are a couple of interesting things going on with comiXology’s best-seller list this week. The first nine titles are all new comics that came out this week, but number 10 is one of those Image graphic novels that was on sale over the weekend (the sale lasts till midnight on Monday, so you still have time to grab it). Further down the list, the first volume of Saga is at number 11, and another sale title, the Avengers vs. X-Men collected edition (a steal at $19.99) is at number 14.
The other thing that is truly striking is that there isn’t a single DC comic in the top ten; the highest ranked comic as of this writing is Damian: Son of Batman #4, at number 13. There were four Image titles (only one of which can be explained by the sale) and six Marvel titles.
1. The Sandman, vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
2. Justice League, vol. 1: Origin
3. Batman, vol. 1: The Court of Owls
4. The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
5. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
6. Ultimate Comics Wolverine vs. Hulk
7. Batman and Robin, vol. 1: Born to Kill
8. The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
9. The Sandman: Overture #1
10. Batman: The Dark Knight, vol. 1: Knight Terrors
The Kindle top ten, on the other hand, is dominated by DC, with six titles, including the graphic novels that were on sale a few weeks ago and the first issue of Neil Gaiman’s new Sandman comic. That Ultimate Comics Wolverine vs. Hulk graphic novel is back at its regular price as well, after being on sale for weeks.
1. The Sandman: Overture #1
2. Naruto, vol. 63
3. Forever Evil #3
4. It’s a Dog’s Life, Snoopy
5. Sandman #1
6. The World According to Lucy
7. Snoopy at the Bat
8. The Walking Dead, vol. 1
9. Big Nate: Game On
10. Injustice: Gods Among Us #2
The top ten paid books for Nook are exactly the same as last week’s list, which was almost identical to the lists for the previous two weeks. The free books changed a bit, as folks took advantage of DC’s free digital-first comics—the top comic overall was Smallville #1. But either no one is buying comics for the Nook or they are buying them in exactly the same proportions week after week. Very curious.
1. The Walking Dead #117
2. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #13
3. The Walking Dead, vol. 19
4. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #12
5. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #2
6. The Walking Dead, vol. 1
7. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1
8. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #3
9. The Walking Dead #116
10. Lady Mechanika #0
The iBooks top ten also looks a lot like last week’s list, except that everything has been squeezed out by The Walking Dead and My Little Pony, the strange bedfellows of the iBookstore—and that Lady Mechanika comic, which is two years old, has mysteriously popped up in the #10 slot.
A former book editor and newspaper reporter, Brigid Alverson started MangaBlog to keep track of her daughters¹ reading habits and now covers comics and graphic novels for Comic Book Resources , School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Robot 6, and MTV Geek. She also edits the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Brigid was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards. Send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org