Thursday, January 21, 2010

Comics: Twilight of the superheroes?

Just FYI, here's the Amazon rankings of the cape and cowl set's biggest hitters in the category "books."

Wathcmen - rank: 433
Batman: The Dark Night Returns - rank: 1,430
Incognito - rank: 4,284
Batman: Year One - rank: 4,887
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. 1 - rank: 5,645
Batman: Arkham Asylum - rank: 6,466

Anybody want to guess what the as-yet-unreleased first volume of the mangafied Twilight adaptation is ranked on the strength of pre-orders alone?

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, vol. 1 - rank: 4

Great googly moogly.


Ed Howard said...

Not surprising. There's no other comics at all in the top 100 books. I'm surprised to see there's not even any manga, which I thought actually did sell well, or better than superhero stuff at least.

Al Bruno III said...

I want to see Hourman vs Edward Cullen

CRwM said...


I'd pay to see that. And I'd pay double to put him up against the crew of the Haunted Tank.

CRwM said...


The first comic appears in the 150s, if I recall. It's a title from the crazy popular Diary of a Whimpy Kid series - which I've got no direct experience of and have no idea about.

Sasquatchan said...

Even some of the Dark Tower/King graphic novel adaptations didn't peak in the top 100 ? (well, maybe historically..)

(Are those ranks historical, or past week, or __ ?)

CRwM said...


The rankings are updated hourly with a tag telling you how long something's been in the top 100.