by Dave Carter
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Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.
1 (-). Vader’s Little Princess
2 (-). Darth Vader and Son
3 (+9). The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After *
4 (-). Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker
5 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us #21 (Kindle)
6 (-1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7) (Kindle)
7 (+1). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
8 (-1). The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
9 (-3). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2
10 (-). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 (Kindle) *
11 (-8). Injustice: Gods Among Us #20 (Kindle)
12 (+5). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
13 (N). Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero *
14 (+1). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6)
15 (-4). Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) (Kindle)
16 (-3). Dork Diaries 5 (Kindle)
17 (+14). Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 *
18 (+11). The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5) (Kindle)
19 (+1). Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 (Kindle)
20 (+8). Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)
• Jeffrey Brown continues to have the top two slots this week with his Star Wars-themed Darth Vader-as-a-parent books. Father’s Day is just one week away, andit remains to be seen if next week lovable Darth Vader will be able to withstand the release of the newWalking Dead collection…
• Injustice Watch: Once again the latest digital issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us is the top debut of the week. Five issues make the chart this week, down two from last week.
• Also debuting this week, and rather high on the chart (#13), is the prologue OGN to the upcoming film Pacific Rim. Oddly it’s produced by Marvel; they seem to do better selling comics based on other people’s movies than their own. The only other Marvel comic on the chart is Stephen King’s N.—also based on someone else’s property. (The Marvel Encyclopedia is produced by DK, not Marvel…)
• Other debuts are the Kindle version of Borderland: Origins (a prologue to the video game); and the fifth volume of the manga Attack on Titan.
• Just a week out from the release of Man of Steel, and the only Superman book on the chart is the non-related Elseworlds Superman: Red Son.
• Dead Watch: Only four Walking Dead collections on the chart this week, the same as last week.
• Diary Watch: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries franchises between them take up seventeen of the slots on the chart this week, same as last week.
• Kindle Watch: Eighteen of the chart positions this week are taken up by Kindle editions, down three from last week.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.