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It’s a rite of autumn —The Walking Dead’s new season debuts on AMC, and Walking Dead graphic novels start selling like crack again. Here’s the feed from the Amazon graphic novels best seller’s list. Note that The Oatmeal has sold a gazillion copies, and Roz Chast is back in the top ten following her National Book Award shortlisting.

Per the usual pattern, Walking Dead GN sales will slow when the 8 episode season ends, and pick right back up when it returns next year. I know Robert Kirkman has made a buttload of money from the hit TV series, but he, Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore have also made a buttload from the books alone, given the Image deal.

(BTW, for long term Amazon trend analysis I refer you to Beat contributor David Carter’s weekly blog on the topic, which someday I will feature here every week. Lots of other interesting things on his site, as well.0

#1: The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

The Terrible

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
The Oatmeal , Matthew Inman
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 138 days in the top 100
4.5 out of 5 stars(77)

Buy new: $16.99 $10.74
61 used & new from $9.50

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#2: The Walking Dead: Compendium One

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Compendium One
Robert Kirkman , Charlie Adlard , Cliff Rathburn , Tony Moore
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 1857 days in the top 100
4.8 out of 5 stars(1222)

Buy new: $59.99 $35.70
103 used & new from $31.00

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#3: The Walking Dead: Compendium Two

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Compendium Two
Robert Kirkman , Charlie Adlard , Cliff Rathburn
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 836 days in the top 100
4.9 out of 5 stars(792)

Buy new: $59.99 $39.26
79 used & new from $34.24

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#4: Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
Roz Chast
Ranking has gone down in the past 24 hours 183 days in the top 100
4.6 out of 5 stars(383)

Buy new: $28.00 $17.71
77 used & new from $15.81

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#5: The Walking Dead Volume 22: A New Beginning

The Walking Dead Volume 22

The Walking Dead Volume 22: A New Beginning
Robert Kirkman , Charlie Adlard , Stefano Gaudiano , Cliff Rathburn
Ranking has gone down in the past 24 hours 54 days in the top 100
Release Date: November 11, 2014

Buy new: $14.99 $12.33

(Visit the Best Sellers in Comics & Graphic Novels list for authoritative information on this product’s current rank.)#6: The Walking Dead Volume 21: All Out War Part 2

The Walking Dead Volume 21

The Walking Dead Volume 21: All Out War Part 2
Robert Kirkman , Charlie Adlard
Ranking has gone down in the past 24 hours 182 days in the top 100
4.2 out of 5 stars(78)

Buy new: $14.99 $9.48
68 used & new from $8.01

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#7: The Walking Dead Book 10 HC

The Walking

The Walking Dead Book 10 HC
Robert Kirkman , Charlie Adlard
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 115 days in the top 100
4.8 out of 5 stars(19)

Buy new: $34.99 $26.06
54 used & new from $21.98

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#8: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Allie Brosh
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 506 days in the top 100
4.7 out of 5 stars(2206)

Buy new: $19.99 $10.02
176 used & new from $2.96

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#9: Saga Volume 4

Saga Volume

Saga Volume 4
Brian K. Vaughan , Fiona Staples
Ranking has gone down in the past 24 hours 37 days in the top 100
Release Date: December 9, 2014

Buy new: $14.99 $12.32

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#10: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
Patrick Thorpe , Michael Gombos , Takahiro Moriki , Heidi Plechl , Kumar Sivasubramanian , Aria Tanner , John Thomas
Ranking has gone down in the past 24 hours 99 days in the top 100
4.9 out of 5 stars(1891)

Buy new: $34.99 $19.63
117 used & new from $14.74

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3 COMMENTS

  1. 1. I’ve been reading TWD monthly since about issue #8 or so and have almost always been satisfied.

    2. In case anyone is wondering, this is what “mainstream” looks like. It’s what comics were when they could pump out a Conan or a Star Wars in the 70s or a G.I. Joe or Transformers in the 80s and have those books sell like crazy.

    Mike

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