compiled/edited by BK Munn

This semi-regular feature of Sequential presents a snapshot of comics sales in Canada.
We’re back from a few weeks away from the bestseller list. Let’s see what’s new!
[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. (5) Tintin Red Rackham’s Treasure, Herge (Egmont)
4. (2) Hark a Vagrant, Kate Beaton (D+Q)
5. (N) Sailor Moon 4, Naoko Takeuchi (Kodansha)
6. (9) Amulet 2, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
7. (16) Amulet 3, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
8. (3) Tintin Secret of the Unicorn, Herge (Egmont)
9. (12) Walking Dead Vol. 1, Kirkman, et al (Image)
10. (R) Bone 5, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
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11. (7) Bone 1, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
12. (R) Bone 4, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
13. (13) Bone 8, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
14. (30) Tintin Flight 714, Herge (Egmont)
15. (25) Tintin in Tibet (Egmont)
16. (28) Bone 11, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
17. (11) Bone 3, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
18. (26) Bone 7, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
19. (24) Tintin Calculus Affair, Herge (Egmont)
20. (29) Bone 9, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
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21. (8) Bone 2, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
22. (N) Garfield 53, Jim Davis et al (Random House)
23. (N) Explorer: Mystery Boxes, Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
24. (10) Tintin Crab w Golden Claws, Herge (Egmont)
25. (18) Best of Archie, Various (Archie)
26. (R) Tintin Picarros, Herge (Egmont)
27. (21) Tintin Black Island, Herge (Egmont)
28. (R) Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 5,
James Patterson/NaRae Lee (Yen/Orbit)
29. (N) Black Bird 13, Kanoko Sakurakoji (VIZ)
30. (N) Uglies: Shay’s Story, Devin Grayson/Steven Cummings/Scott Westerfeld (Random House)
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. (13) Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
5. (14) Jinchalo, Matthew Forsythe (D+Q)
6. (16) 500 Years of Resistance, Gord Hill/Ward Churchill (Arsenal Pulp)
7. (26) The Klondike, Zach Worton (D+Q)
8. (5) Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
9. (10) Two Generals, Scott Chantler (McClelland & Stewart)
10. (6) Paying For It, Chester Brown (D+Q)
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11. (23) Red Power, Brian Wright-McLeod (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)
12. (25) Essex County, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
13. (R) Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, Seth (D+Q)
14. (R) Scott Pilgrim Box Set, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
15. (28) Sweet Tooth 4, Jeff Lemire (DC)
16. (29) Skim (pb) Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood)
17. (R) Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
18. (R) Sweet Tooth 1, Jeff Lemire (DC)
19. (16) Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
20. (R) The Next Day, Jason Gilmore/Paul Peterson/John Porcellino (Pop Sandbox)
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21. (R) Pure Pajamas, Marc Bell (D+Q)
22. (8) Pyongyang, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
23. (27) The Blue Dragon, Robert LePage et al (House of Anansi)
24. (15) Ojingogo , Matthew Forsythe (D+Q)
25. (17) Big Foot, Graham Roumieu (Plume)
26. (20) Kill Shakespeare 1, Connor McCreery et al (IDW)
27. (7) Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
28. (9) Nightschool, Vol. 4, Svetlana Chmakova (Yen)
29. (R) Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
30. (R) The Never Weres, Fiona Smyth (Annick)