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. (4) Amulet 1, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
3. (2) Hark a Vagrant, Kate Beaton (D+Q)
3. (3) Tintin Secret of the Unicorn, Herge (Egmont)
4. (5) Tintin Red Rackham’s Treasure, Herge (Egmont)
5. (9) Amulet 2, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
6. (7) Bone 1, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
7. (16) Amulet 3, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
8. (12) Walking Dead Vol. 1, Kirkman, et al (Image)
9. (11) Bone 3, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
10. (6) Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People, Graham Roumieu (Random House)
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11. (8) Bone 2, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
12. (13) Bone 8, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
13. (26) Bone 7, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
14. (18) Best of Archie, Various (Archie)
15. (R) Bone 7, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
16. (N) Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 5, James Patterson/NaRae Lee (Yen/Orbit)
17. (10) Tintin Crab w Golden Claws, Herge (Egmont)
18. (R) Walking Dead Vol. 15, Kirkman, et al (Image)
19. (R) Louis Riel, Chester Brown (D+Q)
20. (23) Naruto 54, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
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21. (28) Bone 11, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
22. (R) Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan et al (Disney)
23. 15. (16) Tintin Explorers on the Moon, Herge (Scholastic)
24. (R) Bone 5, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
25. 17. (R) Bad Island, Doug Tenapel (Scholastic)
26. 20. (23) Tintin Cigars of the Pharoah, Herge (Egmont)
27. 29. (18) Bone 9, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
28. 19. (12) Sailor Moon 3, Naoko Takeuchi (Kodansha)
29. (R) Tintin and the Blue Lotus, Herge (Egmont)
30. (N) Soul Eater 8, Atsushi Ohkubo (Yen)
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. (5) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
5. (6) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
6. (13) Paying For It, Chester Brown (D+Q)
7. (18) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
8. (14) Pyongyang, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
9. (28) Nightschool, Vol. 4, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
10. (4) Two Generals, Scott Chantler (McClelland & Stewart)
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11. (8) Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
12. (11) You are a Cat! Shirwin Tija (Conundrum)
13. (17) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
14. (15) Jinchalo, Matthew Forsythe (D+Q)
15. (R) Ojingogo , Matthew Forsythe (D+Q)
16. (R) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
17. (24) Big Foot, Graham Roumieu (Plume)
18. (16) 500 Years of Resistance, Gord Hill/Ward Churchill (Arsenal Pulp)
19. (20) Nightschool, Vol. 2, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
20. (9) Kill Shakespeare 1, Connor McCreery et al (IDW)
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21. (R) Even The Giants, Jesse Jacobs (AdHouse)
22. (N) True Story, Mike Holmes (invisible)
23. (N) Red Power, Brian Wright-McLeod (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)
24. (R) Nightschool, Vol. 3, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
25. (7) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
26. (R) Something Old, Something New, Lynn Jognston (Andrews McMeel)
27. (23) The Blue Dragon, Robert LePage et al (House of Anansi)
28. (19) Sweet Tooth 4, Jeff Lemire (DC)
29. (22) Skim (pb) Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
30. (25) Kill Shakespeare 2, Connor McCreery et al (IDW)