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Comix Experience Best Sellers: Books, first half of 2011

Brian Hibbs

Same thing as previous, but looking at things that have a spine.

Once again, knocking out “sale books” as an entry, because that would be number one, by far.

 

Here it is in pieces:

1 Comic Book Guide to Mission
2 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT
3 CHEW TP VOL 03 JUST DESSERTS
FABLES TP VOL 15 ROSE RED
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE
7 DAN CLOWES MISTER WONDERFUL LOVE STORY TP
8 CHEW TP VOL 01
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US
10 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE (APR058372)
SCENES FROM AN IMPENDING MARRIAGE HC
SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE
13 BLACK HOLE COLLECTED SC NEW PTG
CHEW TP VOL 02 INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR
FABLES TP VOL 14 WITCHES
16 ASTERIOS POLYP GN
17 BOYS TP VOL 08 HIGHLAND LADDIE
DAYTRIPPER TP
DMZ TP VOL 09 MIA
INCOGNITO TP
PLANETARY TP BOOK 04 SPACETIME ARCHAEOLOGY
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM
23 AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD & OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS HC
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP (DEC058055)
FINDER GN VOL 01 VOICE
FREAKANGELS TP VOL 05
LOEG VOL ONE TP (JUL068290)
MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 01 FOR A BETTER FUTURE
PAYING FOR IT HC
30 BATMAN THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE DELUXE ED HC
BLACKSAD HC VOL 01
DMZ TP VOL 10 COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT
FABLES TP VOL 02 ANIMAL FARM (MAR058123)
ORC STAIN TP VOL 01
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS
WARREN ELLIS CROOKED LITTLE VEIN MMPB
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED
38 ALL OVER COFFEE v2: EVERYTHING IS ITS OWN REWARD
BLACK DYNAMITE SLAVE ISLAND GN
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 07 TWILIGHT
DMZ TP VOL 01 ON THE GROUND (MAR060383) (MR)
GETTING CLOSE
SANDMAN TP VOL 02 THE DOLLS HOUSE NEW ED
SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 01 BACK ON THE STREET
UNWRITTEN TP VOL 03 DEAD MANS KNOCK
V FOR VENDETTA NEW EDITION TP (MR)
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 05 RING OF TRUTH (MAY050306) (MR)
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 06 GIRL ON GIRL (SEP050317) (MR)
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 09 MOTHERLAND (FEB070362) (MR)
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 10 WHYS AND WHEREFORES (MAR080241) (MR
54 AXE COP TP VOL 01
BATMAN AND ROBIN TP VOL 01 BATMAN REBORN
CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD (MR)
DELIRIUMS PARTY A LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK HC
ISLE OF 100000 GRAVES HC
JACK OF FABLES TP VOL 08 THE FULMINATE BLADE TP
LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910
LOVE FROM THE SHADOWS HC
SCALPED TP VOL 07 REZ BLUES
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS (NEW PTG) (MR)
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE
WATCHMEN TP
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 07 PAPER DOLLS (FEB060341) (MR)
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 08 KIMONO DRAGONS (AUG060299) (MR)
68 ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP VOL 01
ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP VOL 02
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC
CASANOVA TP LUXURIA VOL 01
CLUMSY GN
HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL SINS NEW ED
IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 01
PREACHER TP VOL 04 ANCIENT HISTORY NEW EDITION (MAY050299) (
R CRUMBS HEROES OF BLUES JAZZ & COUNTRY WITH CD HC
SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED
SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE WITCHING HOUR TP VOL 01
SUPERMAN RED SON TP (NOV058130)
SWEET TOOTH TP VOL 02 IN CAPTIVITY
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE
83 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 01 LONG WAY HOME NEW PTG
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 06 RETREAT
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 08 LAST GLEAMING
BULLETPROOF COFFIN TP
CAT GETTING OUT OF A BAG HC
CROSSED 3D GN VOL 01
DRINKING AT THE MOVIES SC
ELEPHANTMEN TP VOL 01 WOUNDED ANIMALS REVISED ED
FABLES TP VOL 03 STORYBOOK LOVE (MAY068085) (MR)
FINDER LIBRARY TP VOL 01
HOUSE OF MYSTERY TP VOL 05 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
KOKO BE GOOD GN
MOUSE GUARD TP FALL 1152 (JAN083948)
NEMESIS PREM HC
PLANETARY TP VOL 01 ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES
PLANETARY TP VOL 02 THE FOURTH MAN
PREACHER TP VOL 01 GONE TO TEXAS NEW EDITION (MAR050489) (MR
PREACHER TP VOL 05 DIXIE FRIED  NEW EDITION (JUL050315) (MR)
PROMETHEA TP BOOK 01 (APR068028)
PROMETHEA TP BOOK 02 (MAR068220)
SWAMP THING TP VOL 01 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING
TALES OF A HIPPY KID TP
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 02 LUST FOR LIFE NEW ED (MR)
UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE NEW PTG

 

And the same thing sorted in dollars:

1 Comic Book Guide to Mission
2 FABLES TP VOL 15 ROSE RED
3 ASTERIOS POLYP GN
4 DAN CLOWES MISTER WONDERFUL LOVE STORY TP
5 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE
6 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT
7 BLACKSAD HC VOL 01
8 BATMAN THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE DELUXE ED HC
9 CHEW TP VOL 03 JUST DESSERTS
10 BLACK HOLE COLLECTED SC NEW PTG
11 PAYING FOR IT HC
12 FABLES TP VOL 14 WITCHES
13 ALL OVER COFFEE v2: EVERYTHING IS ITS OWN REWARD
14 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US
15 DAYTRIPPER TP
16 INCOGNITO TP
17 BOYS TP VOL 08 HIGHLAND LADDIE
FREAKANGELS TP VOL 05
19 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE
20 PLANETARY TP BOOK 04 SPACETIME ARCHAEOLOGY
21 FINDER GN VOL 01 VOICE
22 AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD & OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS HC
23 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE (APR058372)
24 CHEW TP VOL 02 INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR
25 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01
26 ORC STAIN TP VOL 01
27 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM
28 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE
29 STARSTRUCK HC DLX ED
30 FROM HELL TP
31 DMZ TP VOL 09 MIA
32 SANDMAN TP VOL 02 THE DOLLS HOUSE NEW ED
V FOR VENDETTA NEW EDITION TP (MR)
34 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP (DEC058055)
35 PREACHER HC BOOK 01
36 LOVE FROM THE SHADOWS HC
37 CHEW TP VOL 01
38 LOEG VOL ONE TP (JUL068290)
39 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 07 TWILIGHT
40 WATCHMEN TP
41 CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVES OMNIBUS HC
42 CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 NEW PTG
43 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TALES HC
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP
45 Y THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01
46 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS
47 SCENES FROM AN IMPENDING MARRIAGE HC
48 SCALPED TP VOL 07 REZ BLUES
49 Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED
50 R CRUMBS HEROES OF BLUES JAZZ & COUNTRY WITH CD HC
51 DMZ TP VOL 10 COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT
52 FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS OMNIBUS TP
53 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 02 NEW PTG
X-NECROSHA TP
55 FINDER LIBRARY TP VOL 01
56 WARREN ELLIS CROOKED LITTLE VEIN MMPB
57 TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 01 BACK ON THE STREET
UNWRITTEN TP VOL 03 DEAD MANS KNOCK
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 05 RING OF TRUTH (MAY050306) (MR)
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 09 MOTHERLAND (FEB070362) (MR)
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 10 WHYS AND WHEREFORES (MAR080241) (MR
64 SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE WITCHING HOUR TP VOL 01
65 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED
66 FABLES TP VOL 02 ANIMAL FARM (MAR058123)
67 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC
SUPERMAN RED SON TP (NOV058130)
69 CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP
GRANT MORRISON 18 DAYS
HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS HC
MARIJUANAMAN HC
POWERS TP VOL 13 Z
RICHARD STARKS PARKER THE OUTFIT HC
75 ALEXANDRO JODOROWSKY SCREAMING PLANET HC
76 TEZUKA AYAKO GN
77 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL SINS NEW ED
78 BLOOM COUNTY COMPLETE LIBRARY HC VOL 04
79 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 06
JOHN CARTER OF MARS WARLOARD OF MARS TP
81 ELEPHANTMEN TP VOL 01 WOUNDED ANIMALS REVISED ED
NEMESIS PREM HC
SWAMP THING TP VOL 01 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING
84 AXE COP TP VOL 01
BATMAN AND ROBIN TP VOL 01 BATMAN REBORN
CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD (MR)
DELIRIUMS PARTY A LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK HC
JACK OF FABLES TP VOL 08 THE FULMINATE BLADE TP
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS (NEW PTG) (MR)
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 07 PAPER DOLLS (FEB060341) (MR)
Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 08 KIMONO DRAGONS (AUG060299) (MR)
93 HORROR THE HORROR COMICS GOVERNMENT DIDNT WANT YOU READ
94 ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY HC #20
95 Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 06 GIRL ON GIRL (SEP050317) (MR)
96 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 NEW PTG
97 LOGICOMIX GN
TRICKSTER NATIVE AMERICAN TALES GN ANTHOLOGY
99 KOKO BE GOOD GN
100 ISLE OF 100000 GRAVES HC

 

Like usual, I look at these lists and think “Well, yes, there’s a comic shop I’d like to shop at!”

Thankfully. It would suck to work at a shitty comics store, hah!

 

Anything you see or think?

 

-B

9 Responses to “ Comix Experience Best Sellers: Books, first half of 2011 ”

  1. Wow– how do you figure Asterios Polyp is still selling so well for you? That was, what, a 2009 book, and it’s your #3 book by dollars. It sort of jumps out that it’s still selling so well. Is it because of just the merits of the work (the way he did color appeals to casual shoppers), the reputation, or some more random factor (e.g. local university doing a class, a signing I’m forgetting, prime store real estate, etc)?

    And huh, it was your #3 book this time last year, too… I like POLYP though– I’m glad to hear people like it.

  2. What is “Comic Book Guide to Mission?”

  3. You don’t know how to Google, Brian?

    How about this one:

    http://www.missionmission.org/2011/02/28/the-comic-book-guide-to-the-mission/

    Local comics by local cartoonists — probably wouldn’t sell very well outside of San Francisco proper…

    Abhay: When I get “I’m looking for a good GN, and I have no idea what I want”, ASTERIOS is one of my top picks, if they don’t want straight Genre stuff.

    -B

  4. And no one commented that WALKING DEAD v14 is #2, despite only having been out for TWO WEEKS?

    -B

  5. If Walking Dead’s sales continue to increase, it isn’t very surprising that is one that is popular enough for people to be keen to get, no.

  6. “And no one commented that WALKING DEAD v14 is #2, despite only having been out for TWO WEEKS?”

    –who knew this was a quiz? Thanks, Teach!

    “You don’t know how to Google, Brian?”

    –wow. i’ll assume this is NOT how you respond to unwanted (but legitimate) queries from customers in your store.

  7. “You don’t know how to Google, Brian?”

    Heh. If I googled it, you wouldn’t have a chance to explain it and give it a quick plug now, would you?

    “–wow. i’ll assume this is NOT how you respond to unwanted (but legitimate) queries from customers in your store.”

    :) While Brian and I aren’t exactly buddies, we do run into each other in various places online and respect each other enough that a poke here and there isn’t really an insult.

  8. Svenj: Brian Jacoby isn’t a customer — he’s a fellow retailer. So, no, that’s not how I respond to customers in the store.

    -B

  9. Wow, I love that the STARSTRUCK Deluxe Edition is all the way up at #29 on the dollars sales list!

    I thoroughly enjoyed Joe McCulloch’s great piece on STARSTRUCK here at The Savage Critic a few years ago. Brian, you might get a kick out of this article I wrote connecting the series to all kinds of hip culture:

    http://tymstevens.blogspot.com/2009/10/big-bang-of-starstruck-roots-and_08.html

    Keep The Comix Experience alive and tilting!

    -Tym, San Fran

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