compiled/edited by BK Munn

This semi-regular feature of Sequential presents a snapshot of comics sales in Canada.
[Note: previous week’s rank indicated in (parentheses). N=new and R=returning after an absence from the top 30.]
Part 1 .
Intro:
The bestselling graphic novels and comics collections in Canada, courtesy of BookManager. The full list by BookManager is available, with some work, here. The list is compiled by BookManager based on sales through over 400 independent bookstores, including several comic book stores and the D+Q store. Sales through most comic shops and larger retailers like Chapters-Indigo are not reflected in this list. BookManager national sales Rankings are updated weekly. For balance, you might want to try the Amazon.ca and Chapters-Indigo lists. See here for our previous Sequential list.

Sequential’s Over-All Top 30
from BookManager

1. (1) Amulet 4, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
2. (2) Hark a Vagrant, Kate Beaton (D+Q)
3. (3) Tintin Secret of the Unicorn, Herge (Egmont)
4. (4) Amulet 1, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
5. (5) Tintin Red Rackham’s Treasure, Herge (Egmont)
6. (6) Inappropriate Tales for Young People Graham Roumieu (Random House)
7. (8) Bone 1, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
8. (7) Bone 2, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
9. (10) Amulet 2, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
10. (9) Tintin Crab w Golden Claws, Herge (Egmont)
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11. (28) Bone 3, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
12. (29) Walking Dead Vol. 1, Kirkman, et al (Image)
13. (R) Bone 8, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
14. (17) Tintin Red Sea Sharks, Herge (Egmont)
15. (16) Tintin Explorers on the Moon, Herge (Scholastic)
16. (11) Amulet 3, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
17. (R) Bad Island, Doug Tenapel (Scholastic)
18. (22) Best of Archie, Various (Archie)
19. (12) Sailor Moon 3, Naoko Takeuchi (Kodansha)
20. (23) Tintin Cigars of the Pharoah, Herge (Egmont)
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21. (15) Tintin Black Island (Egmont)
22. (14) Tintin Shooting Star, Herge (Egmont)
23. (13) Naruto 54, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
24. (R) Tintin Calculus Affair, Herge (Egmont)
25. (19) Tintin in Tibet (Egmont)
26. (20) Bone 7, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
27. (24) Bleach 38, Tite Kubo (VIZ)
28. (26) Bone 11, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
29. (18) Bone 9, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
30. (21) Tintin Flight 714, Herge (Egmont)
Part 2. Canadian Content:
You have to wade through an awful lot of translated Japanese manga, U.S. superhero fantasies, and collected editions of Sherman’s Lagoon to come up with a list of 30 bestselling books created by Canadians. In total, BookManager lists over 4000 graphic novels, trades, and strip collections, the vast majority of which are not by Canadians. On this list, a single sale in a single tiny bookstore can make all the difference. This list does not include books that are only illustrated but not written/created-by Canadians.

Sequential’s All-Canadian Top 30
from BookManager

1. (1) Hark a Vagrant, Kate Beaton (D+Q)
2. (2) Inappropriate Tales for Young People, Graham Roumieu (Random House)
3. (3) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
4. (4) Two Generals, Scott Chantler (McClelland & Stewart)
5. (5) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
6. (8) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
7. (7) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
8. (15) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
9. (20) Kill Shakespeare 1, Connor McCreery et al (IDW)
10. (22) Nightschool, Vol. 1, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
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11. (23) You are a Cat! Shirwin Tija (Conundrum)
12. (R) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
13. (6) Paying For It, Chester Brown (D+Q)
14. (27) Pyongyang, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
15. (N) Jinchalo, Matthew Forsythe (D+Q)
16. (10) 500 Years of Resistance, Gord Hill/Ward Churchill (Arsenal Pulp)
17. (11) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
18. (12) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
19. (18) Sweet Tooth 4, Jeff Lemire (DC)
20. (9) Nightschool, Vol. 2, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
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21. (21) The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, Seth (D+Q)
22. (25) Skim (pb) Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
23. (26) The Blue Dragon, Robert LePage et al (House of Anansi)
24. (14) Big Foot, Graham Roumieu (Plume)
25. (30) Kill Shakespeare 2, Connor McCreery et al (IDW)
26. (13) The Klondike, Zach Worton (D+Q)
27. (16) Nightschool, Vol. 3, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
28. (17) Nightschool, Vol. 4, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
29. (19) The Never Weres, Fiona Smyth (Annick Press)
30. (28) Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle (D+Q)