Amazon’s top 20 comics for 2015

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Amazon earlier this month released a list of the best books in various categories, both by sales and by their own “editor’s picks.” This, of course, includes comics.

Amazon’s top comic choice for 2015 is Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman: Overture” Deluxe Edition. The entire list of editor’s picks is as follows:

  • The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition, by Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III
  • One-Punch Man, vol. 1, by ONE and Yusuke Murata
  • Star Wars, vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes, by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday
  • Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, by Kate Beaton
  • Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson
  • The Multiversity Deluxe Edition, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
  • Bitch Planet, vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
  • The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984: A Graphic Memoir, by Riad Sattouf
  • Wytches, vol. 1, by Scott Snyder and Jock
  • The Complete Eightball 1-18, by Daniel Clowes
  • Hawkeye vol. 4: Rio Bravo, by Matt Fraction and Francesco Francavilla
  • Fables, vol. 22: Farewell, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
  • The Autumnlands, vol. 1: Tooth and Claw, by Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey
  • Batgirl, vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside, by Brendan Fletcher and Cameron Stewart
  • Gotham Academy, vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy, by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher
  • The Story of My Tits, by Jennifer Hayden
  • Black Widow, vol. 2: The Tightly Tangled Web, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto
  • Deadpool, vol. 7: Axis, by Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan
  • The New Deal, by Jonathan Case
  • Transformers vs. GI Joe, vol. 1, by Tom Scioli and John Barber

By my count, looks like nine of the 20 are from the “Big Two” (including DC imprint Vertigo), while only five of 20 are written by women. And like most such “top (whatever)” lists (including mine), there’s some subjective choices. Still, “Transformers vs. GI Joe” over “Lumberjanes“?

What do you think of Amazon’s comics choices?


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