Preacher’s TV premiere boosts graphic novel sales

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Speaking of Preacher, this headline hardly constitutes a shocking surprise, but checking Amazon’s graphic novel best sellers list , Preacher Volume #1 is now the #2 seller (and #124 book overall) just behind the Kindle edition of The Hedge Knight, a Song of Fire and Ice spinoff based on a George R. R. Martin novel. So yes, another TV tie-in.

The Kindle edition of Preacher is at #6 and Volume 2 is at #10on the GN list and #484 overall. Amazon sales are a “rolling average” updated hourly, and while they don’t represent tens of thousands of sales, I think it’s safe to say that the Preacher trades are selling briskly.

I haven’t seen any ratings info on last night’s premiere yet. The show is definitely original, sui generis and very well done, but it may be a slow burn like Breaking Bad. Here’s a snapshot of the best sellers this afternoon:Best Sellers in Comics & Graphic Novels

1.The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
Kindle Edition

2. Preacher Book One
by Garth Ennis
Paperback

3.Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
by Alan Moore
Hardcover

4.Civil War
by Mark Millar
Paperback
5.
Embarrassing True Stories (Cartoons b…
by Oliver Gaspirtz
Kindle Edition
$0.99

6.Preacher Book One
by GARTH ENNIS
Kindle Edition

7. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
by Cullen Bunn
Paperback

8. The Walking Dead: Compendium Three
by Robert Kirkman
Paperback

9. Sick and Twisted Cartoons by Gaspirtz
by Oliver Gaspirtz
Kindle Edition

10. Preacher Book Two
by Garth Ennis
Paperback

11. PANDORA: End of Days – Zombie Surviva…
by Peter J. Ang
Kindle Edition

12. The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate…
by Zack Zombie Comics
Kindle Edition

13. Darth Vader and Son
by Jeffrey Brown
Hardcover

14. The Walking Dead: Compendium One
by Robert Kirkman
Paperback

15. The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel (A…
by George R. R. Martin
Kindle Edition

16. Vader’s Little Princess
by Jeffrey Brown
Hardcover

17. The Walking Dead Volume 25: No Turnin…
by Robert Kirkman
Paperback

18. GHOST STORIES: The Most Horrifying RE…
by Hannah Tidy
Kindle Edition

19. 5-Minute Marvel Stories (5-Minute Sto…
by Disney Book Group
Hardcover

20. Marvel Encyclopedia
Hardcover

I don’t know when Amazon started including Kindle titles in their overall bestsellers, but nichey things like the Gaspirtz and Tidy books way things a little, but as you can see, all time bestsellers Wlking Dead, The Killing Joke and Civil War are in no danger of disappearing.

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Comments

  1. Kate Willaert says

    I feel sorry for all those people buying Civil War who are apparently assuming the storyline or even the quality is anywhere near the movie.

  2. Brian says

    So glad to hear Preacher is getting picked up by people. I really loved the book and thought the show did a good job with its tone and plotting. The only thing I really didn’t like was that it showed Jesse somehow becoming more god fearing, not less. I imagine AMC didn’t want Fox News and bible thumpers to jump all over it, but as an atheist, I’m bummed that he hasn’t cursed out god yet and started hunting him down. That said, I think there’s time for them to make that character turn, so I’m withholding criticism.

  3. Skottie says

    “The only thing I really didn’t like was that it showed Jesse somehow becoming more god fearing, not less.”

    Depending on the angle the show takes, I think that’s a fair starting point that he can build off of. I imagine they’re trying to keep the length of the series open-ended, so his rage against god would have to take a while to build up momentum.

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